Patents by Inventor David Smith

David 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: 10387374
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a computer program product for performing deduplication of data using a scalable deduplication grid are disclosed. A listing of a plurality of zone stamps is generated, where each zone stamp represents a zone in the plurality of zones in a data stream. The listing contains a logical arrangement of the plurality of zone stamps obtained from each storage location and being accessible by a plurality of servers. A first zone stamp in the listing is compared to a second zone stamp in the listing. The first and second zones are delta-compressed based on a determination that the first zone stamp is substantially similar to the second zone stamp. A server is selected to perform the comparison and delta-compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Exagrid Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Hansen, Daniel P. Martinelli, Lucas H. Makosky, Mark B. Hecker, Stephen A. Smith, Adrian T. VanderSpek, David G. Therrien
  • Patent number: 10384816
    Abstract: Methods for encasing bodies including smokeless tobacco or a tobacco substitute with a polymeric casing can include coating a compressed body with microfibers, applying tubular casings to compressed bodies, printing netting and webs on compressed bodies, injection molding around compressed bodies, applying a webbing to compressed bodies, placing compressed bodies into a skin forming bath, and including thermoplastic polymers in a compressed body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Nathan Carroll, Shannon Maxwell Black, Yan Helen Sun, William J. Burke, Christopher Joseph DiNovi, David Phillips, Jason Andrew Macko, Robert Smith
  • Publication number: 20190253338
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems for providing multiple egress routes from a telecommunications network for a client of the network. In general, the system provides for a client of the network to receive intended packets of information through multiple connections to the network such that load balancing and failover services for traffic to the customer are provided. The process and system allows for telecommunications network to utilize a common next-hop value of announced border gateway protocol (BGP) routes to advertise multiple routes to reach a destination customer network or address. By utilizing a common next-hop value in the announced BGP information, the devices of the network may load balance communication packets to the destination customer or address among the multiple egress locations from the network, as well as providing fast failover to alternate routes when a failure at the network or customer occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Francis Ferguson, Eric Osborne, Clyde David Cooper, III, Brent W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190248890
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to antibodies specific to FcRn, formulations comprising the same, use of each in therapy, processes for expressing and optionally formulating said antibody, DNA encoding the antibodies and hosts comprising said DNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: UCB Biopharma SPRL
    Inventors: Helene Margaret Finney, Alastair David Griffiths Lawson, Stevan Graham Shaw, Bryan John Smith, Kerry Louise Tyson, Lara Kevorkian, Christoph Meier, Kaushik Sarkar, Paul Alan Atherfold
  • Patent number: 10380727
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media taught herein process a subset of a three-dimensional array of voxels to form an image of a region of interest in an object. Images thus formed are clear, comprehensible, and contextual. The systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media taught herein select the subset of voxels that represent the region of interest along a direction perpendicular to a view direction defined by the region of interest. The subset of voxels represents one or more portions of a plurality of image slices of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Foland, Andrew David Smith, Justin L. Wright, Brian Joel Baker
  • Patent number: 10377448
    Abstract: A connector or connector assembly (10, 210), such as a subsea or underwater connector or assembly including a first member (18, 218) movably connected or connectable to a second member (36, 236) and a first inductive element (24, 224a) provided on the first member (18, 218), the first inductive element (24, 224a) being arranged for inductive transmission and/or reception with a second inductive element (42, 242a) of the second member (36, 236). The first member (18, 218) may rotatably or pivotably connected or connectable to the second member (36, 236). The first inductive element (24, 224a) may be arranged on the first member (18, 218) to maintain inductive transmission with the second inductive element (42, 242a) of the second member (36, 236) throughout movement of the first member (18, 218) relative to a second member (36, 236).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Flintstone Technology Limited
    Inventors: David Smith, Andrew Clayson, Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: 10378216
    Abstract: A prefabricated wall panel has a precast body including at least one decorative design element. In addition, the wall panel includes a mounting element having a first end embedded in the precast body and a second end projecting from the precast body. A groove is formed between the precast body and the second end of the mounting element along a first edge of the precast body. A tongue is formed along a second edge of the precast body opposite the first edge. The tongue and groove cooperate to allow prefabricated wall panels to be more easily installed on a support substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Boral Stone Products LLC
    Inventors: David H. Wolf, James S. Belt, William Smith, Donn R. Vermilion, Wayne Buoni, Joy Stickel
  • Patent number: 10380365
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing creation and/or execution of distributed programs, such as for a group of multiple interrelated programs that are part of a service-oriented architecture or that otherwise interact during execution to provide a desired type of functionality. In at least some situations, the described techniques include performing decentralized choreographed distributed execution of a group of related programs, by using executing supervisor components for some or all such programs to manage execution-related behavior of the programs. The execution-related behavior that is managed by supervisor components for a group of programs may include, for example, managing interactions between the programs, managing run-time dependencies and other relationships between at least some of the programs, managing update strategies for updating some or all of the programs of the group while the group continues to provide functionality (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Chef Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam B. Jacob, Julian C. Dunn, Jamie Winsor, Fletcher Nichol, Alexandre Ethier, Nathan Smith, Ryan Keairns, David Parfitt, Joshua Timberman
  • Publication number: 20190245369
    Abstract: An intelligent rechargeable battery pack having a battery management system for monitoring and controlling the charging and discharging of the battery pack is described. The battery management system includes primary and secondary protection circuits for monitoring the charging and discharging of the battery. Individual battery cells forming the battery pack are connected by a main bus to a connector for connection to a battery charger or a device to be powered, and the main bus may be interrupted by a switch controlled by the battery management system to prevent damage to the battery during charging or discharging of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Orlando Banos, David Deam, Richard Smith
  • Publication number: 20190244452
    Abstract: An access control device including a credential reader circuit configured to enter a standby mode, awaken from a standby mode, and receive data from a nearby credential. The access control device further includes a credential detection circuit having a memory configured to store program instructions, an antenna, and a processor electrically coupled to the antenna and to the credential reader circuit, wherein the processor is configured to execute the stored program instructions to: transmit an interrogation signal, receive a reflected interrogation signal with the antenna, transmit an activation signal to the credential reader circuit in response to the received reflected interrogation signal wherein the reflected interrogation signal includes I and Q values, receive a false detection signal from the credential reader circuit, and adjust at least one of the I and Q threshold values of the reflected interrogation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: David I. Newby, Frank A. Nardelli, William B. Ainley, Michael Reuter, David Smith, Jineesh Kunnoth
  • Patent number: 10370290
    Abstract: A passivation glass coating composition is provided for forming a fired passivation glass layer on a semiconductor substrate having p-n junction. The passivation glass coating composition includes a glass component that is lead free, cadmium free, alkali metal oxides free, and colored transition metal oxides (i.e. metal oxides of V, Fe, Co, Ni, Cr, Cu, Mn) free. The glass component includes bismuth based glasses, and provides a firing temperature range of 500° C. to 900° C., and controlled devitrification. Once fired to a semiconductor device, the fired passivation glass layer provides exceptional device performance including no cracking of the fired passivation glass layer, excellent thermal expansion matching to silicon, good chemical resistance to acid and base, and improved device performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sridharan, John J. Maloney, George E. Sakoske, Gregory R. Prinzbach, David Widlewski, Jackie Davis, Bradford Smith
  • Patent number: 10373245
    Abstract: Disclosed is an integrated health plan computer system that enables on-line billing related transactions. The integrated health plan computer system may include a server to couple the integrated health plan computer system to a billing entity user through a network. A billing module operable with the integrated health plan computer system and the server is utilized to enable on-line billing related transactions for the billing entity user through the network. The billing module includes an invoice presentment module to perform invoice presentment transactions for the billing entity user and to display results of the invoice presentment transaction to the billing entity user. The billing entity user may be a group administrator, a broker, or an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Cognizant TriZetto Software Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David Smith, Jeffrey Cohen
  • Patent number: 10369260
    Abstract: A blood pump (20) includes a stator assembly comprising a motor stator (52), a fluid inlet (24), and a fluid outlet (26). A rotor assembly includes a motor rotor (54) and an impeller (40) rotatable about an axis (44) to move fluid from the inlet (24) to the outlet (26). An outflow sheath (300) directs the flow along the outside of the pump (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: William A. Smith, Markus Lorenz, David Dudzinski, Hsiang Ming Chen, Peter A. Chapman, Jr., Charles J. Prisco, Nicholas G. Vitale, Stephan Weber
  • Patent number: 10375111
    Abstract: Anonymous containers are discussed herein. An operating system running on a computing device, also referred to herein as a host operating system running on a host device, prevents an application from accessing personal information (e.g., user information or corporate information) by activating an anonymous container that is isolated from the host operating system. In order to create and activate the anonymous container, a container manager anonymizes the configuration and settings data of the host operating system, and injects the anonymous configuration and settings data into the anonymous container. Such anonymous configuration and settings data may include, by way of example and not limitation, application data, machine configuration data, and user settings data. The host operating system then allows the application to run in the anonymous container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Schultz, Frederick Justus Smith, Daniel Vasquez Lopez, Abhinav Mishra, Ian James McCarty, John A. Starks, Joshua David Ebersol, Ankit Srivastava, Hari R. Pulapaka, Mehmet Iyigun, Stephen E. Bensley, Giridhar Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10368877
    Abstract: A method and device for reducing the damaging effects of a blast or concussive event includes applying pressure to at least one jugular vein to reduce the egress of blood from the cranial cavity during the incidence of the concussive event. Reducing blood out flow from the cranial cavity increases intracranial pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid to reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury and injuries to the spinal column. Reducing blood out flow further increases the intracranial pressure, and thereby increases the pressure of the cochlear fluid, the vitreous humor and the cerebrospinal fluid to thereby reduce the risk of injury to the inner ear, internal structure of the eye and of the spinal column. In addition, increasing intracranial pressure reduces the likelihood of brain injury and any associated loss of olfactory function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: David Smith, Joseph A. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10373165
    Abstract: A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method providing sensor-based authentication of customers. The system may detect customer biometric data associated with an unknown customer present at a merchant location. The system may determine, based on a known customer identification profile and the detected customer biometric data, a confidence level that the unknown customer is the same individual as the known customer and authenticate the unknown customer based on a determination that the confidence level exceeds a predetermined threshold. The system may transmit identification information associated with the known customer to a financial service provider and receive payment credentials of one or more accounts associated with the known customer and authorization to utilize the one or more accounts to perform a financial transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: David Gabriele, Justin Smith, Damaris Kroeber, Devin Barth
  • Publication number: 20190236962
    Abstract: Techniques are described for the exchange of control signals between a controlled unmanned aircraft (i.e. drone) and a ground control station and for the transmission of communication signals, such as video, from the drone to the ground control station so that the signals are more difficult to intercept or jam. The video signal transmitted from the drone can be an analog RF signal employing one or more of video “scrambling”, RF signal inversion, hopping, usage of a wide frequency range and other techniques. To secure the control signals between the drone and the ground control station, techniques can include hopping, encryption and use of a wide frequency range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Drone Racing League, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Tholen, David Mitchell, Larry Dickinson, Lucas Anderson, Trevor Smith, Ryan Gury
  • Publication number: 20190230995
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an aerosol delivery device. The aerosol delivery device may include a control body and a cartridge. The cartridge may include a base, a flow director, an outer body, a reservoir substrate, an outer body, and a mouthpiece. Heating elements may be molded into the flow director. The flow director may be welded to the base and the outer body, or the base and the flow director may include deformable ribs that engage the outer body. The flow director and the outer body may cooperatively define a reservoir compartment in which the reservoir substrate and the atomizer are received. The flow director and the base may define an electronics compartment in which an electronic control component is received. A related assembly method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Andrew Brinkley, Jack Gray Flinchum, JR., Timothy Brian Nestor, Grady Lance Dooly, Steven Lee Alderman, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, John DePiano, David Smith, Frank S. Silveira
  • Publication number: 20190233292
    Abstract: Functionally graded graphene materials, methods of making and uses thereof are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: The University of Toledo
    Inventors: Syed Reza Rizvi, Sheikh Rasel, Omkar Bhatkar, David Smith
  • Patent number: 10363801
    Abstract: A tonneau cover access panel assembly connectable to a tonneau cover assembly that eliminates the need for side rails to both locate and tension the top cover. The tension works to seal out environmental elements and holds the tonneau cover and locating bows of the tonneau cover in place. The tonneau cover access panel holds the rear of the tonneau in the closed tension state keeping the tonneau secured and tight until the cover is opened by an operator. The tonneau cover access panel assembly is movable between a closed position and a fully open position, and, is movable between at least a first open position and the closed position for more limiting access to the cargo bed of the vehicle when desired. The tonneau cover access panel assembly also reduces weight and complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bestop, Inc.
    Inventors: Tavis Lutzka, Stephen J. Lewis, David A. Smith