Patents by Inventor David L. Smith

David L. 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).

  • Patent number: 11390551
    Abstract: A cooling panel for a melter and method for fabricating the cooling panel are disclosed. In particular, the cooling panel can include first and second outer walls and a plurality of side walls coupled to the outer walls that define an interior space. A plurality of baffles is disposed in the interior space, where projections in the baffles fit into respective openings in the outer walls and can be connected from outside the cooling panel. The cooling panel can be formed by way of welding and/or additive manufacturing, as discussed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Shane T. Rashley, Robert Kuhlman, David Soley, Jian Jiao, Walter Anderson, Susan L. Smith
  • Patent number: 11394226
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and techniques for monitoring the temperature of a device used to charge a rechargeable power source are disclosed. Implantable medical devices may include a rechargeable power source that can be transcutaneously charged. The temperature of an external charging device and/or an implantable medical device may be monitored to control the temperature exposure to patient tissue. In one example, a temperature sensor may sense a temperature of a portion of a device, wherein the portion is non-thermally coupled to the temperature sensor. A processor may then control charging of the rechargeable power source based on the sensed temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Peng Cong, Venkat R. Gaddam, David P. Olson, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Leroy L. Perz
  • Publication number: 20220206479
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein enables automation of component sourcing when designing a process system in an industrial environment. In a particular embodiment, a method includes receiving design specifications of a process system in an industrial environment via a system design application. The method further includes determining components to implement the process system from the design specifications and identifying a first subset of the components for sourcing from an external provider. The method also includes populating the first subset into a component sourcing application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Jessica L. Korpela, Barry M. Jereb, Jeffrey L. Kibbey, David Lillie, Lisa J. Smith, Eric Rehl, Amit R. Sathe
  • Patent number: 11370100
    Abstract: A power tool is provided including a motor housing having a substantially-cylindrical main body having an open end and a rear end. A brushless DC motor is provided including a stator assembly received through the open end of the motor housing and secured within the main body of the motor housing. A motor control and power module disposed proximate the rear end of the motor housing includes a printed circuit board (PCB) on which power switch and a controller are mounted. A mounting bracket is secured to the motor housing at the rear end to support the module such that the PCB is substantially parallel to the rear end. The mounting bracket includes a mating portion projecting axially to come to contact with the motor housing around the rear end to structurally support the mounting bracket with respect to the motor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    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: 11323813
    Abstract: A soundbar with a housing and a plurality of acoustic radiators carried by the housing and configured to output sound for at least left, right, and center audio channels, wherein at least one of the acoustic radiators comprises a dipole acoustic radiator that is configured to emit sound in opposite directions along a main radiation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: David L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20220103945
    Abstract: A soundbar with a housing and a plurality of acoustic radiators carried by the housing and configured to output sound for at least left, right, and center audio channels, wherein at least one of the acoustic radiators comprises a dipole acoustic radiator that is configured to emit sound in opposite directions along a main radiation axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventor: David L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210347176
    Abstract: In an example of the disclosure, an ink transfer and mixing apparatus includes a tank with a mixing area formed by a funnel portion. The mixing area is for mixing new ink and resident ink. The apparatus includes a new ink supply inlet tube for depositing into the tank the new ink from a connected ink supply container. The apparatus includes a resident ink supply inlet tube for depositing into the tank the resident ink from a connected printing device. The apparatus includes an outlet port situated at tank bottom for sending the mixed ink to the printing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David L. Smith, Nicholas J. Meisner, Robert K. Saathoff
  • Patent number: 11128119
    Abstract: A power distribution system adapted for high current fault management during a fault event utilizes reclosing switches configured for a quick-slow-quick reclosing sequence in which the reclosing switch initially responds to the fault condition by tripping open, and then after a delay recloses for a first duration of time (slow) prior to tripping open. After another delay, the reclosing switch recloses for a second duration of time (quick) that is less than the first duration of time prior to tripping open for an indefinite interval. When installed in new segments or retrofitted in place of a fuse, reclosing switches configured with quick-slow-quick reclose timing allows for reduction of downstream customer outages, reduced I2T exposure for elements upstream of a fault event and a reduction in the duration of voltage sags experienced by customers during fault events while allowing for improved fault management configurations of the power distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
    Inventors: David L. Smith, Michael J. Putt, Benny Naranjo
  • Patent number: 11073013
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting an electromagnetic signal originating in a wellbore includes an antenna comprising a pair of spaced apart electrodes in the ground spaced apart by a first distance having a midpoint at a second distance from the wellbore. The system includes at least one of a shielded electrical cable connecting each electrode to an input of a detector circuit, wherein the shielding is connected to produce common mode noise rejection; b) a second spaced apart electrode pair antenna spaced apart by one half the first distance and having a midpoint spaced ?2/2 times the second distance from the surface of the wellbore, c) a second electrode pair antenna having a common midpoint with and being orthogonal to the at least one electric dipole antenna; and d) wherein the at least one electric dipole antenna is disposed in a second wellbore, the second wellbore having substantially no electrically conductive pipe therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dean M. Homan, Jon Brunetti, David L. Smith, Erwann Lemenager
  • Publication number: 20210189871
    Abstract: A downhole communication system includes a rebroadcaster. The rebroadcaster includes a receiver configured to receive signals from a surface location. A processor on the rebroadcaster demodulates and converts the signal into a pressure pulse pattern. The pressure pulse pattern is transmitted to a downhole tool as a pressure pulse signal using a mud pulse generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Wesley Blackman, David L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20180366937
    Abstract: A power distribution system adapted for high current fault management during a fault event utilizes reclosing switches configured for a quick-slow-quick reclosing sequence in which the reclosing switch initially responds to the fault condition by tripping open, and then after a delay recloses for a first duration of time (slow) prior to tripping open. After another delay, the reclosing switch recloses for a second duration of time (quick) that is less than the first duration of time prior to tripping open for an indefinite interval. When installed in new segments or retrofitted in place of a fuse, reclosing switches configured with quick-slow-quick reclose timing allows for reduction of downstream customer outages, reduced FT exposure for elements upstream of a fault event and a reduction in the duration of voltage sags experienced by customers during fault events while allowing for improved fault management configurations of the power distribution system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: David L. Smith, Michael J. Putt, Benny Naranjo
  • Publication number: 20170362931
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting an electromagnetic signal originating in a wellbore includes an antenna comprising a pair of spaced apart electrodes in the ground spaced apart by a first distance having a midpoint at a second distance from the wellbore. The system includes at least one of a shielded electrical cable connecting each electrode to an input of a detector circuit, wherein the shielding is connected to produce common mode noise rejection; b) a second spaced apart electrode pair antenna spaced apart by one half the first distance and having a midpoint spaced ?2/2 times the second distance from the surface of the wellbore, c) a second electrode pair antenna having a common midpoint with and being orthogonal to the at least one electric dipole antenna; and d) wherein the at least one electric dipole antenna is disposed in a second wellbore, the second wellbore having substantially no electrically conductive pipe therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Dean M. Homan, Jon Brunetti, David L. Smith, Erwann Lemenager
  • Patent number: 8967296
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary steerable drilling apparatus which separates the drill string from the bottom hole assembly thereby allowing the biasing means to push the bit in a given direction without having to lift the drill string along with the bottom hole assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Geoff Downton, David L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8918908
    Abstract: Systems and methods for accessing digital content using electronic tickets and ticket tokens in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a user device includes a processor, a network interface, and memory configured to store an electronic ticket, and a ticket token, and the processor is configured by an application to send a request for digital content, receive a ticket token from a merchant server, wherein the ticket token is generated by a DRM server and associated with an electronic ticket that enables playback of the requested digital content, send the ticket token to a DRM server, receive an electronic ticket that enables playback of requested digital content, request the digital content associated with the electronic ticket, and play back the requested digital content using the electronic ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sonic IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Ziskind, David L. Smith, Ramon Davila
  • Patent number: 8798951
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing measurements of one or more materials are provided. One system is configured to transfer one or more materials to an imaging volume of a measurement device from one or more storage vessels. Another system is configured to image one or more materials in an imaging volume of a measurement device. An additional system is configured to substantially immobilize one or more materials in an imaging volume of a measurement device. A further system is configured to transfer one or more materials to an imaging volume of a measurement device from one or more storage vessels, to image the one or more materials in the imaging volume, to substantially immobilize the one or more materials in the imaging volume, or some combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Luminex Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne D. Roth, Charles J. Collins, Nicolas F. Arab, Donald A. Conner, Robert S. Roach, David L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130179199
    Abstract: Systems and methods for granting access to digital content using electronic tickets and ticket tokens in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment includes a processor, and memory configured to store an electronic ticket, and a ticket token. In addition, the processor is configured to authenticate a merchant server, receive a request for a ticket token for a specific piece of content from the merchant server, generate a ticket token that expires after a predetermined time period, associate the ticket token with an electronic ticket, send the ticket token to the merchant server for delivery to a user device, receive a request to access the identified piece of digital content from the user device, where the request includes the ticket token, send the electronic ticket and access information to the user device, and expire the ticket token.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Rovi Corp.
    Inventors: Ben Ziskind, David L. Smith, Ramon Davila
  • Publication number: 20130179992
    Abstract: Systems and methods for accessing digital content using electronic tickets and ticket tokens in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a user device includes a processor, a network interface, and memory configured to store an electronic ticket, and a ticket token, and the processor is configured by an application to send a request for digital content, receive a ticket token from a merchant server, wherein the ticket token is generated by a DRM server and associated with an electronic ticket that enables playback of the requested digital content, send the ticket token to a DRM server, receive an electronic ticket that enables playback of requested digital content, request the digital content associated with the electronic ticket, and play back the requested digital content using the electronic ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Rovi Corp.
    Inventors: Ben Ziskind, David L. Smith, Ramon Davila
  • Patent number: 8474916
    Abstract: A stowable chair system having a base assembly and a back pivotably connected to the base assembly. A first leg retention assembly operatively coupled to the base assembly to selectively retain and position legs in a seating configuration. A second leg retention assembly separate from the first leg retention assembly to selectively retain and position the legs in a stowing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: SmithWorks, Inc.
    Inventor: David L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130022502
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing measurements of one or more materials are provided. One system is configured to transfer one or more materials to an imaging volume of a measurement device from one or more storage vessels. Another system is configured to image one or more materials in an imaging volume of a measurement device. An additional system is configured to substantially immobilize one or more materials in an imaging volume of a measurement device. A further system is configured to transfer one or more materials to an imaging volume of a measurement device from one or more storage vessels, to image the one or more materials in the imaging volume, to substantially immobilize the one or more materials in the imaging volume, or some combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Wayne D. Roth, Charles J. Collins, William R. Deicher, Jarden E. Krager, Adam R. Schilffarth, Ross G. Johnson, Colin D. Bozarth, Victor Selvaraj, Nicolas F. Arab, Bruce J.C. Barnard, Donald A. Conner, Robert S. Roach, Edward A. Calvin, Eric D. Smith, David L. Smith
  • Patent number: RE45417
    Abstract: A stowable chair system having a base assembly and a back pivotably connected to the base assembly. A first leg retention assembly operatively coupled to the base assembly to selectively retain and position legs in a seating configuration. A second leg retention assembly separate from the first leg retention assembly to selectively retain and position the legs in a stowing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: SmithWorks, Inc.
    Inventor: David L. Smith