Patents by Inventor David R. Smith

David R. 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: 10358824
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    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
  • Patent number: 10360787
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, devices, systems, and methods for locating, tracking, and conducting communications between care devices and networks of care facilities through local communications hubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Embree, Frederick C. Davidson, Theophile R. Lerebours, Phillip Maloney, Bruno J. Filliat, David M. Girardeau, Christian Saucier, Kelly F. Walton, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Benjamin E. Howell, Bradley T. Smith, Laura A. Hassey, Stephen N. Moore, Britten J. Pipher
  • Patent number: 10349864
    Abstract: Methods and system for performing magnetic induction tomography imaging of an object are provided. An apparatus includes an array of unit cells and a control circuit coupled to the array of unit cells. The array of unit cells can generate a first magnetic field using an excitation pattern in the direction of a target object and sense a second magnetic field induced in the target object by the first magnetic field. The control circuit can determine a minimum of the first magnetic field. The minimum may correspond to a higher conductivity region of the target object. The control circuit can adjust the excitation pattern based on the higher conductivity region of the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Tom Driscoll, David R. Smith, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 10343634
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a vehicle structure, a bumper, an elongate structural member, and an extension portion. The elongate structural member is able to crush longitudinally in response to application of force in a longitudinal direction. The extension portion is able to crush longitudinally in response to application of force in the longitudinal direction, is connected to the elongate structural member such that the elongate structural member and the extension portion support the bumper with respect to the vehicle structure, and is operable to move the bumper between an extended position and a retracted position with respect to the vehicle structure to change a distance between the bumper and the vehicle structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Mikael Fermer, Alice C. Watts, Joel Frederic Jensen, Ronald Jack Smith, Mark B. Rober, Sung Hoon Kim, David Jennings Dostal, Russell Cranstoun Mead, Jr., Todd Elliot Lewis, Jesse T. Buehler, Nathaniel J. Dennis, Tommaso P. Rivellini, Robert R. Mayer, Anthony S. Montevirgen, Donald J. Parr, Bryce A. Woollard, Adam J. Golman, Kevin P. Makowski, Daniel E. Rivera
  • Publication number: 20190200961
    Abstract: A method of full-field or “ping-based” Doppler ultrasound imaging allows for detection of Doppler signals indicating moving reflectors at any point in an imaging field without the need to predefine range gates. In various embodiments, such whole-field Doppler imaging methods may include transmitting a Doppler ping from a transmit aperture, receiving echoes of the Doppler ping with one or more separate receive apertures, detecting Doppler signals and determining the speed of moving reflectors. In some embodiments, the system also provides the ability to determine the direction of motion by solving a set of simultaneous equations based on echo data received by multiple receive apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: MAUI IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Donald F. SPECHT, Kenneth D. BREWER, David M. SMITH, Josef R. CALL, Viet Nam LE, Bruce R. RITZI
  • Patent number: 10335467
    Abstract: A streamlined method for purifying alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) from an AAT-containing protein mixture, such as Coh fraction IV precipitate, is provided. In the method of the invention, contaminating proteins are destabilized by cleavage of disulfide bonds with a reducing reagent, such as dithiol, which does not affect AAT. The destabilized proteins are then preferentially adsorbed on a solid protein-adsorbing material, without the addition of a salt as a precipitante. Spearation of the solid absorbent from the solution leaves a purified AAT solution that is directly suitabale for chromatographic purification, without the need for extensive desalting as in prior art processes. A process incorporating this method, which provides pharmaceutical grade AAT in high yield on a commercial scale, is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CSL Behring L.L.C.
    Inventors: Scott M. Kee, Paul I. Cook, James R. Smith, Robert Kling, Scott A. Fowler, David Weber
  • Publication number: 20190197474
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention includes system and methods for the continued operation of a carrier management system having one or more user terminals that normally communicate with at least one data center over a network (online), when the one or more user terminals are unable to communicate with the data center (offline). Once communication is re-established between the one or more user terminal and the data center, local files and data on the user terminals that were used to rate and ship packages while offline are synchronized between the one or more user terminals and the data center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: David A. Bennett, Paul A. Bilibin, Mark A. Bjerke, Lynn S. Goldhaber, Hsiangwen S. Hu, Lory E. Moon, Jinyue Liu, Paul R. McLaughlin, Reichie R. Nelson, Charles D. Mentzer, Matthew J. Smith, William W. Smith, III
  • Patent number: 10328567
    Abstract: A power tool motor is provided including a stator assembly and a rotor assembly rotatably disposed within the stator assembly. The stator assembly includes: a generally-cylindrical lamination stack having a stator ring and stator teeth extending radially inwardly towards a center bore arranged to receive the rotor assembly therein; an end insulator disposed at an and of the lamination stack and having an outer ring and teeth portions extending radially inwardly from the outer ring towards a center of the end insulator; and stator windings wound around the stator teeth and the teeth portion of the end insulator. A generally cylindrical seal member is disposed to interface with an end of the stator, which includes a mating surface having indents configured to mate with ends of the stator windings or ends of the teeth portion of the end insulator to substantially seal respective gaps therebetween from entry of workpiece particulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. Oktavec, David J. Smith, Jarrett A. Dunston, Andrew M. Palich, Michael R. Marjomaa, Kevin L. Pulley
  • Patent number: 10330166
    Abstract: The vibration suppression system includes a vibration isolator located in each corner in a four corner pylon mount structural assembly. The combination of four vibration isolators, two being forward of the transmission, and two being aft of the transmission, collectively are effective at isolating main rotor vertical shear, pitch moment, as well as roll moment induced vibrations. Each opposing pair of vibration isolators can efficiently react against the moment oscillations because the moment can be decomposed into two antagonistic vertical oscillations at each vibration isolator. A pylon structure extends between a pair of vibration isolators thereby allowing the vibration isolators to be spaced a away from a vibrating body to provide increased control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Taeoh Lee, David E. Heverly, II, Matthew W. Hendricks, Maurice Griffin, Michael R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190186141
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190186140
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190184678
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190185712
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190184679
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190186144
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190186143
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190186142
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Patent number: 10326207
    Abstract: Discrete-dipole methods and systems for applications to complementary metamaterials are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes identifying a discrete dipole interaction matrix for a plurality of discrete dipoles corresponding to a plurality of scattering elements of a surface scattering antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: David R. Smith, Nathan Landy, John Hunt, Tom A. Driscoll
  • Patent number: 10322111
    Abstract: The invention relates to heterocyclic compounds consisting of a core nitrogen atom surrounded by three pendant groups, wherein two of the three pendant groups are preferably benzimidazolyl methyl and tetrahydroquinolyl, and the third pendant group contains N and optionally contains additional rings. The compounds bind to chemokine receptors, including CXCR4 and CCR5, and demonstrate protective effects against infection of target cells by a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: GENZYME CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary J. Bridger, Renato T. Skerlj, Al Kaller, Curtis Harwig, David Earl Bogucki, Trevor R. Wilson, Jason B. Crawford, Ernest J. McEachern, Bem Atsma, Siqiao Nan, Yuanxi Zhou, Dominique Schols, Christopher Dennis Smith, Maria Rosario DiFluri
  • Publication number: 20190177003
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein provide for lightning protection in aircrafts constructed with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP). In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a first Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) panel, a second CFRP panel that overlaps with the first CFRP panel in a vertical direction, and a fastener to join the first CFRP panel with the second CFRP panel, the fastener extending in the vertical direction in an area where the first CFRP panel and the second CFRP panel overlap. The apparatus further includes a plurality of electrically conductive pins in each of the first CFRP panel and the second CFRP panel, wherein the pins extend in the vertical direction proximate to the fastener to electrically connect the first CFRP panel and the second CFRP panel in the area where the first CFRP panel and the second CFRP panel overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Derek R. Tuck, Philipp A. Boettcher, Carson Alexander Smith, David Thomas Misciagna