Patents by Inventor David M. Smith

David M. 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: 20210106481
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for storing medical products such as pharmaceutical and medical products in climate controlled storage devices includes climate control systems in communication with inventory access and tracking systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas J. LARKNER, David A. FERRER, Jesse M. SMITH, Dennis H. SMITH, Adam A. CLOUD, Mark D. LOCKWOOD, Mark G. LOEFFELHOLZ, James R. EDWARDS
  • Publication number: 20210108416
    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 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    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: 20210106604
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are nucleosides, nucleotide analogs, methods of synthesizing nucleotide analogs and methods of treating diseases and/or conditions such as a Filoviridae virus infection with one or more nucleosides and/or nucleotide analogs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Blatt, Leonid Beigelman, Natalia Dyatkina, Julian Alexander Symons, David Bernard Smith
  • Patent number: 10968363
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous compositions of associative polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs), optionally containing surfactants, biocidal agents and/or oxidants, which can provide surface protection to treated articles including reduced soiling tendency, reduced cleaning effort and improved soil repellancy, as well as providing bacteriostatic properties to treated surfaces that thereby gain resistance to water, environmental exposure and microbial challenge. Treatment means and compositions are provided that employ associative polyelectrolyte complexes formed by combining a water soluble cationic first polyelectrolyte with a water soluble second polyelectrolyte bearing groups of opposite charge to the first polyelectrolyte under suitable mixing conditions where the one polyelectrolyte present in molar excess is added in the form of a first aqueous solution during a mixing step to a second aqueous solution comprising the oppositely charged polyelectrolyte present in molar deficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: THE CLOROX COMPANY
    Inventors: David R. Scheuing, David J. Lestage, Carl W. Bennett, Mona M. Knock, Charles W. Scales, William L. Smith, Rui Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210096548
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein manage tickets in an industrial automation environment. In one implementation, a ticket management service is configured to obtain a plurality of tickets from a plurality of data sources and extract attributes from each ticket in the plurality of tickets. Once extracted, the ticket management service may, for each ticket in the plurality of tickets, generate at least one ticket in a unified format and add the at least one ticket to a ticket database. The ticket management service may then use the ticket database to present ticket summaries to users associated with the industrial automation environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: John D. Mayer, Lauren M. Harkins, Jessica L. Korpela, Jessica M. Truong, Lisa J. Smith, Gwendolyn H. Roark, Ramesh Paramasivam, Matthew M. Carroll, David Lillie
  • Publication number: 20210097507
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein enables presentation of a risk overview based off of the product lifecycles for components in an industrial environment. In a particular embodiment, a method includes, in a lifecycle management system, identifying components of an industrial system having a product lifecycle and determining the product lifecycles for the components. The method further includes determining a number of replacements for the components in an inventory for the industrial system. The method also includes presenting a risk overview for the industrial system based on the product lifecycles and the number of replacements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: John D. Mayer, Timothy R. Brennan, Lauren M. Harkins, Jessica L. Korpela, Jessica M. Truong, Lisa J. Smith, David Lillie, Gwendolyn H. Roark, Ramesh Paramasivam, Matthew M. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20210095139
    Abstract: A coating for mitigating metal whiskers on a metal surface includes a polymeric coating material; and a metal ion complexing agent impregnated within the polymeric coating material, the metal ion complexing agent having a standard reduction potential) (E°) that is greater than a metal in the metal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: David R. Smith, Thomas M. Deppert, William C. Mollberg, Frank A. Wolf
  • Publication number: 20210096546
    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: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Jessica L. Korpela, Barry M. Jereb, Jeffrey L. Kibbey, David Lillie, Lisa J. Smith, Eric Rehl, Amit R. Sathe
  • Patent number: 10961561
    Abstract: Provided herein is a fluidic cartridge having a body comprising a malleable material and a layer comprising a deformable material bonded to a surface of the body that seals one or more fluidic channels that communicate with one or more valve bodies formed in a surface of the body. The valve can be closed by applying pressure to the deformable material sufficient to crush and close off a fluidic channel in the body. Also provided are a cartridge interface configured to engage the cartridge. Also provided is a system including a cartridge interface and methods of using the cartridge and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: IntegenX, Inc.
    Inventors: David Eberhart, William D. Nielsen, Helen Franklin, Stevan B. Jovanovich, Dennis Lehto, Kaiwan Chear, James Klevenberg, Chungsoo Charles Park, Corey M. Smith, Philip Justus Wunderle, David King
  • Publication number: 20210089987
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein enables presentation of a product lifecycle overview of the product lifecycles for components in an industrial environment. In a particular embodiment, a method includes, in a lifecycle management system, identifying components of an industrial system that have a product lifecycle and determining the product lifecycles for the components. The method further includes presenting an overview of the product lifecycles to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: John D. Mayer, Timothy R. Brennan, Lauren M. Harkins, Jessica L. Korpela, Jessica M. Truong, Lisa J. Smith, David Lillie, Gwendolyn H. Roark, Ramesh Paramasivam, Matthew M. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20210085920
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide strain relief members for a medical device delivery system, methods of use, and methods of manufacturing. In one embodiment, a medical device delivery system may include a body member with a first end having a first outer diameter, a second end having a second outer diameter, an inner surface facing a lumen that extends axially through the body member along a longitudinal axis, and an outer surface opposite to the inner surface. The embodiment also includes a threaded first connector at the first end of the body member. The outer surface of the body member may include a plurality of depressions. The body member may include a first material. The first connector may include a second material. The first material is more flexible than the second material. A portion of the outer surface of the body member may cover a portion of the first connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Erin Roberts, Elizabeth Brown, Jorge L. Jimenez-Rios, Ph.D., Lyle Hundley, Johnny P. Smith, Jonathan Sheets, Jaimie Jarboe, Nathan Steinbrunner, Cayley Gubser, Jeffry S. Melsheimer, Samantha Charley, Tyler Dow, Kathryn R. Hardert, David Gordon, Mitchell T. Aman, Kristen M. Bunch, Wesley Pedersen, Shawn L. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20210085292
    Abstract: Sparse arrays of transducer elements may be beneficial in providing ultrasound transducer probes with a wide total aperture while containing a manageable number of transducer elements. Sparse arrays made with bulk piezoelectric materials or with arrays of micro-elements can be effectively with ping-based multiple aperture ultrasound imaging techniques to perform real-time volumetric imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Henry A. DAVIS, Donald F. SPECHT, Josef R. CALL, Sharon L. ADAM, David M. SMITH, Erik GOKBORA
  • Publication number: 20210085921
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide strain relief members for a medical device delivery system, methods of use thereof, and methods of manufacturing. In one embodiment a strain relief member may include a support having a first end with a first outer diameter, a second end having a second outer diameter, an inner surface facing a support lumen that extends axially through the support along a longitudinal axis, and an outer surface opposite to the inner surface. An embodiment may also include an overlay coupled to a portion of the outer surface of the support, where the overlay comprises a first material and the support comprises a second material, and the first material is more flexible than the second material. A liner may be disposed in a portion of the support lumen and a first connector disposed over a portion of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Erin Roberts, Elizabeth M. Brown, Jorge L. Jimenez-Rios, Lyle Hundley, Johnny P. Smith, Jonathan Sheets, Jaimie Jarboe, Nathan Steinbrunner, Cayley Gubser, Jeffry S. Melsheimer, Samantha Charley, Tyler Dow, Kathryn R. Hardert, David Gordon, Mitchell T. Aman, Kristen M. Bunch
  • Patent number: 10953196
    Abstract: A hub assembly for connection to a medical device. The hub assembly may comprises an outer component having a proximal end, a distal end, and a cavity extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The hub assembly may further include an insert having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end positioned at least in part within the cavity of the outer component. The insert may have a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end thereof. The outer component may be formed from a first material and the insert may be formed from a second material different from the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: David Raab, Ajay Gupta, Mark S. Smith, James M. Anderson, Ken Fredrikson
  • Patent number: 10957809
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Richard M. Swanson, Marius M. Bunea, Michael C. Johnson, David D. Smith, Yu-Chen Shen, Peter J. Cousins, Tim Dennis
  • Publication number: 20210079253
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous compositions of associative polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs), optionally containing surfactants, biocidal agents and/or oxidants, which can provide surface protection to treated articles including reduced soiling tendency, reduced cleaning effort and improved soil repellancy, as well as providing bacteriostatic properties to treated surfaces that thereby gain resistance to water, environmental exposure and microbial challenge. Treatment means and compositions are provided that employ associative polyelectrolyte complexes formed by combining a water soluble cationic first polyelectrolyte with a water soluble second polyelectrolyte bearing groups of opposite charge to the first polyelectrolyte under suitable mixing conditions where the one polyelectrolyte present in molar excess is added in the form of a first aqueous solution during a mixing step to a second aqueous solution comprising the oppositely charged polyelectrolyte present in molar deficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: David R. Scheuing, David J. Lestage, Carl W. Bennett, Mona M. Knock, Charles W. Scales, William L. Smith, Rui Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210068787
    Abstract: A Multiple Aperture Ultrasound Imaging (MAUI) probe or transducer is uniquely capable of simultaneous imaging of a region of interest from separate apertures of ultrasound arrays. Some embodiments provide systems and methods for designing, building and using ultrasound probes having continuous arrays of ultrasound transducers which may have a substantially continuous concave curved shape in two or three dimensions (i.e., concave relative to an object to be imaged). Other embodiments herein provide systems and methods for designing, building and using ultrasound imaging probes having other unique configurations, such as adjustable probes and probes with variable configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: David M. SMITH, Donald F. SPECHT, Linda V. CABRERA, Kenneth D. BREWER, David J. SPECHT
  • Patent number: 10945016
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for gathering analytics. In an embodiment, a method includes monitoring interactions of multiple users related to at least one of: multiple base content and multiple supplemental content. The supplemental content is associated with one or more products or services identified in the base content. The method also includes obtaining interaction information associated with the interactions. The method also includes selecting specified supplemental content to present to a specified user based on (i) the interaction information and (ii) specified base content presented to the specified user. The method also includes sending the specified base content and the specified supplemental content to an endpoint associated with the specified user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: AiBUY, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Downing, Christian Briggs, Robert K. Spitz, David M. Burrows, James Kersbergen, Ryan Scott, Ken Kopilevich, Robert Eugene Smith, Serge Kononov
  • Publication number: 20210051838
    Abstract: An autonomous agricultural system comprising a mobile power unit including a frame and a power supply. A position of the power supply is shiftable with respect to the frame of the mobile power unit. The autonomous agricultural system additionally includes an implement releasably secured to the mobile power unit. The mobile power unit is configured to transport the implement. The mobile power unit is further configured to provide power from the power supply to the implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: David Disberger, Benjamin M. Smith, Rye DeGarmo, Gregory W. Arnett, Craig A. Reed, Chris Coleman
  • Patent number: RE48501
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce M. McCormack, Edward Liou, Jeffrey D. Smith, David Michael Schummers