Patents by Inventor Derek Smith

Derek 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: 20240109564
    Abstract: A method is provided that can include activating at least two wireless communication channels in parallel, between a first wireless transceiver and a second wireless transceiver. Each of the at least two wireless communication channels can operate at a different radio carrier frequency, and the first wireless transceiver may be part of a first vehicle. The method can also include transmitting, by the first wireless transceiver, common information in parallel on the at least two wireless communication channels to the second wireless transceiver and deactivating the at least two wireless communication channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Padam Dhoj Swar, Carl L. Haas, Danial Rice, Rebecca W. Dreasher, Adam Hausmann, Matthew Steven Vrba, Edward J. Kuchar, James Lucas, Andrew Ryan Staats, Jerrid D. Chapman, Jeffrey D. Kernwein, Janmejay Tripathy, Stephen Craven, Tania Lindsley, Derek K. Woo, Ann K. Grimm, Scott Sollars, Phillip A. Burgart, James Allen Oswald, Shannon K. Struttmann, Stuart J. Barr, Keith Smith, Francois P. Pretorius, Craig K. Green, Kendrick Gawne, Irwin Morris, Joseph W. Gorman, Srivallidevi Muthusami, Mahesh Babu Natarajan, Jeremiah Dirnberger, Adam Franco
  • Publication number: 20240083294
    Abstract: A refuse vehicle includes a chassis, a body coupled to the chassis, the body defining a refuse compartment, a tailgate detachably coupled to the body, and an electrical energy system, and a detachable electrical connection. A first portion of the electrical energy system is coupled to the tailgate. A second portion of the electrical energy system is coupled to the body. The detachable electrical connection is between the first portion and the second portion of the electrical energy system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua D. Rocholl, Derek Wente, John Kellander, Cody D. Clifton, Vincent Hoover, Zachary L. Klein, Clinton T. Weckwerth, Skylar A. Wachter, Chad Smith, Neil DEKARSKE
  • Patent number: 11929517
    Abstract: A battery pack assembly includes, among other things, a tray, a lid secured to the tray to provide an enclosure having an interior, at least one battery module disposed within the interior, a cross-member disposed within the interior adjacent to the at least one battery module, and a stanchion secured to the cross-member. The stanchion disposed entirely within the interior. The assembly further includes a fastener that extends through an opening in the lid to engage the stanchion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Langley, Dave Moschet, Micah Smith, Melissa Kathryn Christensen, Brent Zapczynski, Michael Luchtman, Saravanan Paramasivam
  • Publication number: 20240042384
    Abstract: An air purifier and air treatment basket for inside air. The air purifier includes a housing. The air treatment basket is disposed in the housing. The air treatment basket includes an air treatment basket frame and a plurality of selectively removable air treatment panels containing filter media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Derek Smith, Habib Baydoun, Morgan Tolles, Tyler Grab
  • Publication number: 20240042364
    Abstract: An air purifier and rotatable filter assembly for inside air. The air purifier includes a housing. The rotatable filter assembly is disposed in the housing. A filter assembly support is disposed in the housing. The rotatable filter assembly is coupled to the filter assembly support. The filter assembly support supports the rotation of the rotatable filter assembly. The housing includes a filter access panel that is moveable to an access position. The filter access panel in the access position allows a user maintenance access to the rotatable filter assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Derek Smith, Mackenzie Knapp, Brian Dexter
  • Publication number: 20240019139
    Abstract: An air purifier and a passive humidity module for inside air. The air purifier includes a housing and an air purifier air outlet. The passive humidity module is disposed at least partially on the air purifier air outlet. The passive humidity module includes a housing assembly defining an air inlet and an air outlet, a water tank supported by the housing assembly, a wick filter reservoir fluidly coupled to the water tank, at least one gutter fluidly coupled to the water tank, and a wick filter disposed in the wick filter reservoir and supported by the housing assembly. The air inlet is at least partially aligned with the air purifier air outlet. The passive humidity module includes an airflow path flowing between the water tank and the wick filter, and fluidly connecting the air inlet and the air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Mitch Wesley, Derek Smith, Jason Pruiett
  • Publication number: 20240008697
    Abstract: A handheld extraction cleaner system includes a wet cleaning head including a wet suction nozzle, a dry cleaning head including a dry suction nozzle. A handheld base includes a modular receiver configured to interchangeably couple to the wet cleaning head and the dry cleaning head. A suction source is configured to generate a suction air stream through the wet suction nozzle when the wet cleaning head is coupled to the modular receiver and through the dry suction nozzle when the dry cleaning head is coupled to the modular receiver. A fluid delivery system includes a fluid distributor configured to dispense a cleaning solution on a surface to be cleaned, where at least one of the handheld base and the dry cleaning head is configured to at least partially prevent the fluid delivery system from dispensing the cleaning solution when the dry cleaning head is coupled to the modular receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Chris Harmelink, Derek Smith
  • Publication number: 20240008702
    Abstract: An accessory tool usable with an extraction cleaner having fluid delivery and recovery systems includes a conduit body, spray nozzle, and first and second valves. The conduit body contains a fluid delivery pathway and an airflow pathway. The fluid delivery pathway connects to the fluid delivery system at a hose end of a wand. The airflow pathway connects to the fluid recovery system at the same hose end. The spray nozzle is in fluid communication with the fluid delivery pathway. The second valve is operable for selectively directing a liquid stream, i.e., cleaning fluid provided by the extraction cleaner, to the spray nozzle when the hose end is attached to the extraction cleaner via an accessory hose. The first valve is operable for selectively diverting the liquid stream into the airflow pathway to clean the hose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Eric J. Stuive, Derek Smith
  • Publication number: 20230381704
    Abstract: A media basket assembly for use with an air purifier, such as but not necessarily limited to media basket assembly suitable for use with a vertical airflow type of air purifier. The media basket assembly may include a filter media configured to filter the airflow and a basket for positioning the filter media relative to a lower fan shroud of the air purifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: BISSELL Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Smith, Habib Baydoun, Bryan Todd Jones
  • Publication number: 20230381629
    Abstract: A game control system is adapted for tracking game statistics such as balls, strikes, and outs, and for operably controlling a scoreboard for displaying this information, and a pitch clock. The system has a device housing that is sized and shaped to be readily hand-held, and which includes an input device for entering game statistics. The device housing contains a transceiver device operably connected with a power source, the transceiver device enabling communication with the scoreboard and the pitch clock. The device housing further includes a pitch clock display that displays the time remaining on the pitch clock, and a pitch clock reset button which enables a reset of the pitch clock display, and also the pitch clock, during the course of the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Dan Beal, Derek Smith
  • Publication number: 20230366571
    Abstract: An air purifier includes an interior volume divided into upper and lower chambers, with a motorized fan assembly being positioned within the upper chamber. An ultraviolet (UV) light source is positioned within the lower chamber. A lower fan shroud includes concentric annular ribs that extend axially into the lower chamber and terminate in respective flared distal ends. The flared distal ends deflect light from the UV light source to reduce leakage of the light into the upper chamber. A diffuser can surrounds the UV light source, is affixed to the fan shroud, and has angled louvers deflecting the light to further reduce leakage thereof. Embodiments include a cylindrical media basket surrounding the diffuser can and having a media material disposed therein or thereon. The louvers are oriented to direct the light from the UV light source toward the media material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: BISSELL Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Smith, Morgan Tolles, Tyler Grab
  • Publication number: 20230332115
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered transaminase polypeptides for the production of amines, polynucleotides encoding the engineered transaminases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered transaminases, and methods of using the engineered transaminases to prepare compounds useful in the production of active pharmaceutical agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Weng Lin Tang, Helen Hsieh, Son Pham, Derek Smith, Steven J. Collier
  • Publication number: 20230316410
    Abstract: An integrated system and method to minimize insurance costs and mobility risk for individual commercial drivers, fleet owners, and insurance companies through continuous vehicle telemetry monitoring and commercial trip data collection, to assess driver/vehicle economics and safety, and to provide driver feedback and incentives that alter their behaviors to minimize insurance costs and reduce accident risk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Krishnan Padmanabhan, Jeremy Spoon, Ryan Murphy, Derek Smith
  • Publication number: 20230295673
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Patent number: 11732248
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered transaminase polypeptides for the production of amines, polynucleotides encoding the engineered transaminases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered transaminases, and methods of using the engineered transaminases to prepare compounds useful in the production of active pharmaceutical agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Weng Lin Tang, Helen Hsieh, Son Pham, Derek Smith, Steven J. Collier
  • Publication number: 20230241480
    Abstract: A wireless play communication system enables communications between a coach and a player. The system includes a coach communication device mounted in a first carrying device that is adapted to be carried by the coach, and a player communication device mounted in a second carrying device that is adapted to be carried by the player. An input mechanism of the coach communication device enables a coach to input a signal. Actuation of a pitch plus button functions to transmit the signal from the coach communication device to the player communication device, while also updating a pitch tracker which tracks the number of pitches thrown by the player. The pitch count is displayed on a pitch count display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Dan Beal, Derek Smith
  • Publication number: 20230227875
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered proline hydroxylase polypeptides for the production of hydroxylated compounds, polynucleotides encoding the engineered proline hydroxylases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered proline hydroxylases, and methods of using the engineered proline hydroxylases to prepare compounds useful in the production of active pharmaceutical agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2022
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Yong Koy Bong, Fabien L. Cabirol, Anupam Gohel Prafulchandra, Tao Li, Jeffrey C. Moore, Martina Quintanar-Audelo, Yang Hong, Steven J. Collier, Derek Smith
  • Publication number: 20230221019
    Abstract: An air purifier and air purifier accessory for inside air. The air purifier includes a housing and an air outlet. The air purifier accessory is disposed on the air outlet. The air purifier accessory includes a frame containing a filter media, the frame adapted to be mounted at least partially over the air outlet of the air purifier to filter air discharged from the air purifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Mitchell J. Wesley, Derek Smith, Habib Baydoun
  • Patent number: 11618911
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Patent number: D992416
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventors: Sean Sanders, Matthew J. Costello, Derek A. Smith, Jeff Nuss, Donald Joswick, Mark Allen Fager