Patents by Inventor David J. Smith

David J. Smith has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200249227
    Abstract: A method for analyzing a urine sample includes binding a plurality of analytes from a urine sample to an adsorbent; and analyzing the plurality of analytes using a molecular analyzer to detect evidence of at least one water soluble vitamin and at least one fat soluble vitamin in the urine sample. The method can also include analyzing the urine sample using the molecular analyzer to detect a thyroid analyte selected from the group consisting of 3-5-Diiodo-L-Thyronine (LT2), 3-3?-5?-L-Thyroxine (LT3) and L-Thyroxine (LT4). Prior to analyzing the analytes, the method can include one or more of: washing the solid phase extraction column with a methanol solution after the step of binding; eluting the plurality of analytes from the adsorbent with at least one of (i) a mixture of isopropanol and methanol, and (ii) a mixture of ethyl acetate and methanol, to form an eluate; evaporating the eluate; and reconstituting the evaporated eluate with a mixture of methanol and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: David J. Smith, Christian Tagwerker, Irfan Baig
  • Patent number: 10730486
    Abstract: A vehicle wash control system for controlling the amount of wash product applied to a vehicle based on environmental or other conditions, sensed locally or controlled/sensed remotely. The vehicle wash control system generally includes one or more electronic control valves that may be controlled by a control unit that receives inputs from a sensor or remotely which adjusts the flow of wash products responsive to the inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cleaning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Krause, Donald J. Pansier, Daniel J. Mathys, Kenneth R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10732651
    Abstract: Methods and systems facilitate network communications between a wireless network-connected thermostat and a cloud-based management server in a manner that promotes reduced power usage and extended service life of an energy-storage device of the thermostat, while at the same time accomplishing timely data transfer between the thermostat and the cloud-based management server for suitable and time-appropriate control of an HVAC system. The thermostat further comprises powering circuitry configured to: extract electrical power from one or more HVAC control wires in a manner that does not require a “common” wire; supply electrical power for thermostat operation; recharge the energy-storage device (if needed) using any surplus extracted power; and discharge the energy-storage device to assist in supplying electrical power for thermostat operation during intervals in which the extracted power alone is insufficient for thermostat operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Mucignat, Oliver Steele, Senthilvasan Supramaniam, Osborne Hardison, Richard J. Schultz, Daniel A. Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan A. Dutra, David Bell, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, Ian C. Smith, Grant M. Erickson, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Joseph E. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10726246
    Abstract: Implementations include actions of receiving consumer-specific data and ID-specific data from an identification presented by a consumer to a vending machine, processing at least a portion of the ID-specific data to determine one or more of whether the identification is unexpired and whether the identification is authentic, and serving the consumer from the vending machine at least partially in response to determining that the identification is unexpired and that the identification is authentic and determining that the consumer is authentic relative to the identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Christopher J. McClellan, Jon C. Carder, Kevin D. McCann, Benjamin Scott Rogers, Christopher Bryan Paul Barr, Josef Salyer, Michael James Smith, David W. Nippa
  • Patent number: 10727715
    Abstract: A brushless motor includes a stator assembly including a generally-cylindrical stator body having a center bore, teeth extending from the stator body towards the center bore and defining slots in between, and windings wound around the teeth; and a rotor assembly rotatably received within the center bore and includes a rotor shaft and a generally-cylindrical rotor body. The motor further includes at least one rotor bearing mounted on the rotor shaft, and at least one bearing support member supporting the rotor bearing. The bearing support member includes a radial body forming a bearing pocket for receiving the rotor bearing therein, and axial post inserts received within the slots of the stator assembly between adjacent sets of windings and in contact with an inner curved surface of the stator body to support the rotor bearing with respect to the stator assembly along a center axis of the center bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Colin M. Crosby, Merritt J. Tennison, Ryan F. Schroeder, Jarrett A. Dunston, David J. Smith, Barak N. Gohn, Andrew M. Palich, Justin H. Ayers
  • Publication number: 20200219725
    Abstract: Thin tin oxide films are used as spacers in semiconductor device manufacturing. In one implementation, thin tin oxide film is conformally deposited onto a semiconductor substrate having an exposed layer of a first material (e.g., silicon oxide or silicon nitride) and a plurality of protruding features comprising a second material (e.g., silicon or carbon). For example, 10-100 nm thick tin oxide layer can be deposited using atomic layer deposition. Next, tin oxide film is removed from horizontal surfaces, without being completely removed from the sidewalls of the protruding features. Next, the material of protruding features is etched away, leaving tin oxide spacers on the substrate. This is followed by etching the unprotected portions of the first material, without removal of the spacers. Next, underlying layer is etched, and spacers are removed. Tin-containing particles can be removed from processing chambers by converting them to volatile tin hydride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: David Charles Smith, Richard Wise, Arpan Mahorowala, Patrick van Cleemput, Bart J. van Schravendijk
  • Patent number: 10703782
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are nucleotide sequences encoding an insecticidal protein exhibiting Lepidopteran inhibitory activity, as well as novel insecticidal proteins referred to herein as a BCW 001, BCW 002, BCW 003, and BCW toxic protein-containing chimeras and BCW toxin insecticide, transgenic plants expressing the chimeras or the insecticide, and methods for detecting the presence of the nucleotide sequences or the insecticide in a biological sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: James A. Baum, David J. Bowen, Catherine A. Chay, David J. Chi, William P. Clinton, Crystal L. Dart, Leigh English, Stanislaw Flasinski, Victor M. Guzov, Kevin A. Jarrell, Uma R. Kesanapalli, Thomas M. Malvar, Robert M. McCarroll, Jason S. Milligan, Jay P. Morgenstern, Deborah G. Rucker, Sara A. Salvador, Temple F. Smith, Carlos E. Soto, Collin M. Stultz, Brian M. Turczyk, Ty T. Vaughn, Moritz W. F. Von Rechenberg
  • Patent number: 10699276
    Abstract: Intraday alert volume adjustments based on risk parameters is provided. Users may be assigned risk levels, which may be determined based on historical information. An event associated with the user may be prioritized in relation to other events received by the user or by other users. The prioritization may be events received during a predetermined time range, or until an event has been pending for longer than a predetermined interval. The various events are output according to their relative rankings, which may indicate a descending order of risk level. As newly received events are received, they may be dynamically ranked in relationship to the previously received events that have not expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Smith, David J. Dietrich
  • Patent number: 10697512
    Abstract: A shield assembly is employed for a friction brake used to decelerate a road wheel of a vehicle. The vehicle has a body with a first body end configured to face an incident ambient airflow, a second body end opposite of the first body end, and an underbody section spanning a distance between the first and second ends. The shield assembly includes a first shield component arranged proximate the brake and rotationally fixed relative to the vehicle body. The shield assembly also includes a second shield component operatively connected to the first shield component for shifting relative thereto. The shield assembly additionally includes an actuator employing a shape memory alloy element to shift the second shield component relative to the first shield component in response to a temperature of the brake to thereby direct at least a portion of the airflow to the brake and control temperature thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Skurkis, Paul W. Alexander, Anthony L. Smith, David Begleiter, Mark T. Riefe, Steven J. Weber
  • Patent number: 10688472
    Abstract: One or more embodiments relates to a method of catalytically converting a reactant gas mixture for pollution abatement of products of hydrocarbon fuel combustion. The method provides substituted mixed-metal oxides where catalytically active metals are substituted within the crystal lattice to create an active and well dispersed metal catalyst available to convert the reactant gas mixture. Embodiments may be used with gasoline and diesel fueled internal combustion engine exhaust, although specific embodiments may differ somewhat for each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: David A. Berry, Dushyant Shekhawat, Daniel J. Haynes, Mark W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200191219
    Abstract: A shield assembly is employed for a friction brake used to decelerate a road wheel of a vehicle. The vehicle has a body with a first body end configured to face an incident ambient airflow, a second body end opposite of the first body end, and an underbody section spanning a distance between the first and second ends. The shield assembly includes a first shield component arranged proximate the brake and rotationally fixed relative to the vehicle body. The shield assembly also includes a second shield component operatively connected to the first shield component for shifting relative thereto. The shield assembly additionally includes an actuator employing a shape memory alloy element to shift the second shield component relative to the first shield component in response to a temperature of the brake to thereby direct at least a portion of the airflow to the brake and control temperature thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Skurkis, Paul W. Alexander, Anthony L. Smith, David Begleiter, Mark T. Riefe, Steven J. Weber
  • Publication number: 20200180134
    Abstract: A power tool is provided including a brushless DC (BLDC) motor having a stator assembly and a rotor; a substantially-cylindrical motor housing having an open end for receiving the stator assembly, a rear end, a substantially-cylindrical bearing pocket formed in the rear end to receive the rear bearing of the motor therein, and a radially-extending slot formed at or near its rear end; and a positional sensor board radially received within the slot along a central receiving axis. The positional sensor board includes a curved inner edge shaped to be positioned around the bearing pocket and includes positional sensors mounted around the curved inner edge and facing the rotor to sense a rotational position of the rotor. The curved inner edge is disposed on a side corner of the positional sensor board such that the positional sensor board is asymmetrically-shape in a direction of the receiving axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew M. Palich, Michael R. Marjomaa, Kevin L. Pulley, David J. Smith, Dennis A. Bush, Mark T. Cherry
  • Patent number: 10672521
    Abstract: Fuel spacers include at least one specialized bathtub on an outer perimeter band. Specialized bathtubs include an elastic resistive extension and a corresponding deflection limiter on a same outer face of the perimeter band. The elastic resistive extension provides flexible resistance to the channel, and the deflection limiter provides rigid movement limitation beyond a particular threshold between channel and spacer. The positioning, spring constant, length, number, and other properties of the specialized bathtub can be chosen based on the desired fuel assembly properties and expected transverse loads in fuel shipping and operation against which specialized bathtubs resiliently protect. The specialized bathtubs can be formed from a simplified stamp operation out of the perimeter band. Bathtubs can be placed on any position(s) on the perimeter band of example embodiment spacers used in nuclear fuel assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GLOBAL NUCLEAR FUEL—AMERICAS, LLC
    Inventors: Kathryn M. Martin, David Grey Smith, Thomas J. Rambach
  • Publication number: 20200169142
    Abstract: A brushless motor includes a stator assembly including a generally-cylindrical stator body having a center bore, teeth extending from the stator body towards the center bore and defining slots in between, and windings wound around the teeth; and a rotor assembly rotatably received within the center bore and includes a rotor shaft and a generally-cylindrical rotor body. The motor further includes at least one rotor bearing mounted on the rotor shaft, and at least one bearing support member supporting the rotor bearing. The bearing support member includes a radial body forming a bearing pocket for receiving the rotor bearing therein, and axial post inserts received within the slots of the stator assembly between adjacent sets of windings and in contact with an inner curved surface of the stator body to support the rotor bearing with respect to the stator assembly along a center axis of the center bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Colin M. Crosby, Merritt J. Tennison, Ryan F. Schroeder, Jarrett A. Dunston, David J. Smith, Barak N. Gohn, Andrew M. Palich, Justin H. Ayers
  • Publication number: 20200161927
    Abstract: A brushless motor is provided including a rotor rotating around a center axis and a stator including a stator core and stator teeth radially extending from the stator core forming stator slots therebetween. Each stator tooth includes a radial main body and a tooth tip extending substantially laterally from an end of the radial main body opposite the stator core, and stator windings are wound around the stator teeth. Winding retention wedges are axially received within the slots, each winding retention wedge comprising: a first portion received within gaps formed between tooth tips of adjacent stator teeth, and a second portion received at least partially between adjacent stator windings to apply a force substantially in a range of a radially-inward direction to a lateral direction to the adjacent stator windings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Michael R. MARJOMAA, John B. FOGLE, Kevin L. PULLEY, David J. SMITH
  • Patent number: 10656059
    Abstract: A method for qualitative and quantitative multiplexing of drug analytes from dried blood samples includes the steps of mixing an Internal Standard solution with a first diluent in a vessel, adding the dried blood sample to the vessel, sonicating the vessel containing the Internal Standard solution, the first diluent and the dried blood sample, removing the dried blood sample from the vessel so that a final sample can be attained, and analyzing at least a portion of the final sample using one of LC-MS and LC-MS/MS to simultaneously determine the presence or absence of a plurality of different analytes in the dried blood sample. The Internal Standard solution can include at least 8, 15, 25 or 50 Internal Standards. The dried blood sample is generated using less than 50 ?L, 20 ?L or 10 ?L of blood. The step of analyzing includes simultaneously determining the presence or absence of at least 15, 60, 90 or 130 different analytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ALCALA PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Smith, Matthew D. Rifat, Christian Tagwerker, Irfan Baig, Ranulu Samanthi de Zoysa, Eric J. Brunson
  • Patent number: 10655104
    Abstract: A method for in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro regeneration of cartilage and collagen. In vivo, ex vivo and in vitro regeneration and de novo formation of articular cartilage and collagen by intermittently applied hydrostatic pressure. The application of external interval loading consisting of repeated periods of applied hydrostatic pressure followed and interrupted by periods of recovery. The application of the intermittent hydrostatic pressure at physiological levels 5-10 MPA for an interval of 4 hours followed by a recovery period up to about 20 hours, said pressure applied to the cartilage cells in vitro, explants of cartilage ex vivo and in vivo to cartilage that remains intact within to joint space of diarthrotic joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: R. Lane Smith, Dennis R. Carter, David J. Schurman
  • Patent number: 10650157
    Abstract: Facilities are provided to secure guest runtime environments (GREs). Security policy specifications may be associated with GREs. A GRE's security policy may be specific to the GRE and may also include security policy inherited from higher levels such as a host operating environment. The security policy of a GRE specifies restrictions and/or permissions for activities that may be performed within the scope of execution of the GRE. A GRE's security policy may limit what the GRE's guest software may do within the GRE. Restrictions/permissions may be applied to objects such as files, configuration data, and the like. Security specifications may be applied to execution initiated within a GRE. A GRE's security specification may restrict/permit executable objects from loading and executing within the GRE. The executability or accessibility of objects may be conditioned on factors such as the health/integrity of the GRE, the host system, requested files, and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Schultz, Kinshumann, David John Linsley, Charles Glenn Jeffries, Giridhar Viswanathan, Scott Daniel Anderson, Frederick J. Smith, Hari R. Pulapaka, JianMing Zhou, Margarit Simeonov Chenchev, David B. Probert
  • Publication number: 20200131587
    Abstract: This document relates to methods and materials for detecting premalignant and malignant neoplasms. For example, methods and materials for determining whether or not a stool sample from a mammal contains nucleic acid markers or polypeptide markers of a neoplasm are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: William R. Taylor, Jonathan J. Harrington, Patrick S. Quint, Hongzhi Zou, Harold R. Bergen, III, David I. Smith, David A. Ahlquist
  • Patent number: D883238
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WHELEN ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Brown, David J. Sousa, Kevin M. Smith, Tomasz J. Walczak