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: 20200131772
    Abstract: An exemplary shingle includes at least one coated shingle sheet defining a headlap portion and a tab portion each having opposed upper and lower surfaces. A first line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a first thermally activated adhesive material. A second line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a second thermally activated adhesive material having a minimum activation temperature less than a minimum activation temperature of the first thermally activated adhesive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: David P. Aschenbeck, James E. Loftus, Donn R. Vermilion, Lawrence J. Grubka, Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Bert W. Elliott, Christopher Kasprzak, Edward Richard Harrington, JR., Christina Marie Wise, William Edwin Smith, Shu Situ-Loewenstein, Jonathan M. Verhoff, Benjamin Barszcz, David Michael Ploense
  • Publication number: 20200123201
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions including peptides, pharmaceutical preparations thereof, and methods of preventing photoreceptor death therewith and protecting of retinal cells, including, but not limited to, photoreceptors and retinal pigment epithelium, from Fas- or TRAIL-mediated apoptosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: ONL Therapeutics, Inc., The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Cagri G. BESIRLI, Alexander J. BRIDGES, John K. FRESHLEY, William A. HUNKE, Linda L. JOHNSON, Francis X. SMITH, Ethan SYLVAIN, David N. ZACKS
  • Publication number: 20200115445
    Abstract: Anti-IL-6 antibodies and antirheumatics are useful to treat and suppress IL-6 related conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yan Chen, Debra Gardner, David M. Knight, Michael W. Lark, Bailin Liang, David M. Marquis, David J. Shealy, Eric Michael Smith, Xiao-yu R. Song, Vedrana Stojanovic-Susulic, Raymond Sweet, Susan Tam, Alain P. Vasserot, Sheng-Jiun Wu, Jing Yang
  • Patent number: 10621000
    Abstract: Regulating enterprise database warehouse resource usage can include identifying a number of queries in an enterprise database warehouse (EDW) and regulating EDW resource usage among the number of queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: David W. Birdsall, Gary S. Smith, Shang-Sheng Tung, Michael J. Hanlon, Tharaknath Capirala, Arvind Narain, Subbarao Kakarlamudi
  • Patent number: 10615479
    Abstract: An ultra-wide band (UWB) radio frequency (RF)/optical aperture includes a substrate having a plurality of regions. The plurality of regions may have varying characteristics and properties. In some embodiments, the plurality of regions includes a first region having a first relative dielectric constant and being transparent to signals having a frequency in a first frequency range, a second region contained in the first region and having a second relative dielectric constant and being transparent to signals having a frequency in a second frequency range, and a third region contained within the second region and having a third relative dielectric constant and being transparent to signals having a frequency in a third frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Glafkos K. Stratis, Douglas Mills, Kevin R. Hopkins, Raymond A. Graffam, Michael S. Smith, David J. Knapp
  • Publication number: 20200106340
    Abstract: A system for relieving pressure from within a generator casing can include a generator shaft defining a shaft channel therein and at least one rotating valve disposed within the shaft channel of the generator shaft and in fluid communication with an interior of the generator casing and the atmosphere. The rotating valve is configured to allow fluid within the generator casing to flow through the generator shaft to the atmosphere in an open state and while rotating. The rotating valve is configured to prevent fluid within the generator casing from flowing in a closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas J. Turner, Glenn C. Lemmers, JR., David S. Behling, Andrew P. Grosskopf, Nathan D. Kohnle, Andrew D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10603777
    Abstract: A power tool is provided including a tool housing; at least one battery receptacle accommodated on the tool housing, the battery receptacle being adapted to receive a battery pack having a maximum voltage of at least 60 volts; and a brushless DC (BLDC) motor disposed within the tool housing, the motor including a stator assembly and a rotor assembly rotatably disposed within the stator assembly. A motor control and power module is disposed in close proximity to the motor, including a power switch circuit electrically coupled to the motor and a first controller configured to control a switching operation of the power switch circuit for supply of power from the battery pack to the motor. A battery management control module is disposed in close proximity to the battery receptacle, including a second controller distinct from the first controller, the second controller configured to manage an operation of the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Palich, Michael R. Marjomaa, Kevin L. Pulley, David J. Smith, Dennis A. Bush, Mark T. Cherry, Scott Eshlemann, Tal Gottesman
  • Patent number: 10596310
    Abstract: The specification discloses a portable dialysis machine having a detachable controller unit and base unit. The controller unit includes a door having an interior face, a housing with a panel, where the housing and panel define a recessed region configured to receive the interior face of the door, and a manifold receiver fixedly attached to the panel. The base unit has a planar surface for receiving a container of fluid, a scale integrated with the planar surface, a heater in thermal communication with the planar surface, and a sodium sensor in electromagnetic communication with the planar surface. Embodiments of the disclosed portable dialysis system have improved structural and functional features, including improved modularity, ease of use, and safety features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Neil Fulkerson, James Roswell Braig, David J Mishelevich, Charles Clemens, Clark Berg Foster, Martin Hering, Jan Brian Zwierstra, Russell Thomas Joseph, Victor Gura, Thomas Robinson, Milan Trcka, Daniele Ghidoli, Frank Isackson, Mark Forrest Smith
  • Patent number: 10595835
    Abstract: A surgical stapling instrument can comprise a handle comprising a housing comprising a battery dock cavity, a proximal end, a distal end, a pistol grip comprising a proximal side and a distal side, and an electric motor positioned in the housing. The instrument further comprises a shaft extending distally from the distal end of the handle, and a staple cartridge extending distally from the shaft, wherein the staple cartridge comprises a plurality of staples removably stored therein. The instrument further comprises a battery extending proximally with respect to the proximal side of the pistol grip when the battery is removably seated in the battery dock cavity, wherein the battery comprises a counterbalance to the shaft and the staple cartridge about the pistol grip, and wherein the battery is configured to supply electrical power to the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Wendy A. Kerr, Richard F. Schwemberger, Richard L. Leimbach, Brett E. Swensgard, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Daniel J. Abbott, Bret W. Smith, David C. Yates, Chad P. Boudreaux
  • Patent number: 10599955
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selecting representative photos for a photo album are described. An example computing device may include a display, a logic device, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the logic device to, for each known individual recognized in one or more photos of the album, determine an affinity score for that known individual indicating a connection of that known individual to a) a user of the computing device and b) a context corresponding to the album. The instructions may be further executable to select one or more known individuals based on the affinity score to be included in a subset of the known individuals recognized in one or more photos of the album, and select a representative photo of each of the subset of the known individuals to be included in one or more of a highlight photoset and a cover photo for the album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: David James Lee, Richard Prologo, Ankur Khator, Joshua Debner, Benjamin J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200091793
    Abstract: A stator assembly for a brushless DC motor includes a stator core defining poles and having an outer surface, at least one magnet wire wound on the poles forming phases, and a bus bar including a non-conductive mount arranged on the outer surface and conductive terminals. Each conductive terminal includes: a main portion mounted on the non-conductive mount substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the motor, a tang portion folded over the main portion from a first longitudinal end of the main portion, and a connection tab at a second longitudinal end of the main portion. At least a contact portion of the at least one magnet wire is wrapped around the tang portion and fused to make an electric connection to the conductive terminal, and the connection tab is arranged to makes electric contact with a wire supplying electric power to the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: David J. Smith, Justin H. Ayers, David E. Gillespie, Eric E. Hatfield, Earl M. Ortt, Stephen P. Osborne, Brian E. Friedman, Jarrett A. Dunston
  • Publication number: 20200091366
    Abstract: Solar cells having emitter regions composed of wide bandgap semiconductor material are described. In an example, a method includes forming, in a process tool having a controlled atmosphere, a thin dielectric layer on a surface of a semiconductor substrate of the solar cell. The semiconductor substrate has a bandgap. Without removing the semiconductor substrate from the controlled atmosphere of the process tool, a semiconductor layer is formed on the thin dielectric layer. The semiconductor layer has a bandgap at least approximately 0.2 electron Volts (eV) above the bandgap of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Richard M. Swanson, Marius M. Bunea, Michael C. Johnson, David D. Smith, Yu-Chen Shen, Peter J. Cousins, Tim Dennis
  • Patent number: 10590489
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: William R. Taylor, Jonathan J. Harrington, Patrick S. Quint, Hongzhi Zou, Harold R. Bergen, III, David I. Smith, David A. Ahlquist
  • Patent number: 10592808
    Abstract: An approach for predictively scoring test case results in real-time. Test case results associated with a test run are received by a software testing environment. Using predictive statistical models, test case results and attribute relationships are matched against model rules and test case history. A statistical correlation and confidence parameter provide the ability to generate test case relationships for predicting the outcome of other test cases in the test run. The test case relationships are transformed into scoring results and output for the further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin B. Smith, Andrew J. Thompson, David R. Waddling
  • Patent number: 10584491
    Abstract: A truss structure may include a plurality of load bearing members, or force members, that are joined at a plurality of nodes to define a load bearing structure. The truss structure may include a plurality of longitudinal members extending in parallel along a longitudinal length of the truss structure, and a plurality of transverse members defining a plurality of helical structures. The plurality of helical structures may be joined to the plurality of longitudinal members at corresponding plurality of nodes. The plurality of helical structures may provide buckling support to the plurality of longitudinal members, so that an axial load, or compressive load, or buckling load, may be effectively carried by the truss structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Jordan W. Oldroyd, Jonathan J. Curtis, Carter J. Smith, Nathan D. Rich, David W. Jensen
  • Patent number: 10587163
    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 engaging an inner surface of the stator body to support the rotor bearing with respect to the stator assembly along a center axis of the center bore of the stator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 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
  • Patent number: 10580451
    Abstract: A disc cassette includes a curved portion. The curved portion includes multiple ribs that define multiple disc slots. The disc slots are configured to hold multiple discs that are spaced apart by the ribs. The disc cassette further includes multiple index features positioned on an inside edge of the curved portion. The index features are configured to allow alignment of a kicker device of a disc retrieval unit (DRU) to a disc of the disc cassette to lift the disc into a disc gripper device without disturbing one or more other discs of the disc cassette that are adjacent to the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Altknecht, Donald S. Bethune, William M. Dyer, A. David Erpelding, Steven R. Hetzler, Drew B. Lawson, Daniel F. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200063771
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for securing a turning vane to a duct rail is disclosed. The locking apparatus includes an elongate body defining a longitudinal axis and a working end including a first end portion, a second end portion, and an arcuate portion extending between the first end portion and the second end portion. The first end portion, second end portion, and arcuate portion together define a concavity that is configured for the reception of a portion of the turning vane therein. The arcuate portion is configured for engagement against the portion of the turning vane to roll the portion of the turning vane over a portion of the duct rail. The rolling of the portion of the turning vane over the portion of the duct rail is configured to secure the turning vane to the duct rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew J. BELLISE, David B. KRUPNICK, Ainsley F. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200060677
    Abstract: A mechanical system for bilaterally securing skin tissue preferably utilizes a tissue manipulator apparatus to approximate a portion of an interior surface of each of two pieces of living dermis tissue along a vertical interface below an exterior surface without overlapping either interior surface across the vertical interface. An applicator apparatus includes a driving head portion positioned in the vertical interface and at least partially below the exterior surface and a handle portion positioned at least partially above the exterior surface. The applicator apparatus bilaterally drives at least one portion of the fastener through each piece of the living dermis tissue behind the interior surface of that piece of tissue such that the fastener is positioned below the exterior surface and a portion of the fastener is positioned generally transverse to the vertical interface. The applicator can include guide features to direct tissue with respect to the driving head portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: James A. Peterson, Christopher J. Sperry, Joseph M. Gryskiewicz, Delmer L. Smith, David B. Herridge
  • Patent number: 10562951
    Abstract: The use of two tandem microfiltration (MF) steps in a process for making recombinant insulin is described. The two MF steps in a single downstream purification unit operation reduce both soluble and insoluble impurities and exchange the insulin product into a suitable buffer for downstream purification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Sean S. Gant, Michael J. Iammarino, Kristi Kerchner, Michael A. Rauscher, David J. Roush, Christopher H. Smith, Martin Chandler, Matthew Petroff