Patents by Inventor Doug Smith

Doug 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: 20210113853
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various brain injury treatment systems, including various light delivery systems and devices. The various systems include a light delivery device that can be a headpiece or headgear having at least one light array disposed therein and a controller coupled to the at least one light array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Doug Devens, Kevin Goodwin, Shannon Smith Williamson, Geoff Daniel
  • Patent number: 10913538
    Abstract: Outflow valve (OFV) assemblies including non-metallic frames and enhanced attachment features are provided. In embodiments, the OFV assembly includes a non-metallic frame to which at least one valve door is pivotally mounted. The non-metallic frame may, in turn, include a generally rectangular frame body, a central opening through the frame body, an outer peripheral flange extending around at least a portion of the frame body. Frame attachment interfaces are distributed or spaced around the outer peripheral flange of the non-metallic frame. The frame attachment interfaces include fastener openings and elevated platform regions, which project from an inboard side of the outer peripheral flange and through which the fastener openings extend. Base plates seat against the elevated platform regions. Fasteners engage the base plates and extend through the fastener openings to an outboard side of the outer peripheral flange to attach the OFV assembly to an aircraft fuselage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Birchak, Albert Kang, Darrell Horner, John Perek, Abhay Naik, Jagadeesh Hariwal, William F. Ryan, Doug Smith, Bharath Chandra G, Saravana Mahalingam
  • Patent number: 10894120
    Abstract: In certain systems disclosed herein, one or more of a first vascular access port and a second vascular access port can be selected by a customer. Each of the first and second vascular access ports can be implanted subcutaneously within a patient, and each can include a base configured to be attached to a vessel, a body that extends away from the base, and a guidance passageway that extends through the body and the base and includes a funnel region. A maximum height defined by the base and body of the second vascular access port can be greater than a maximum height defined by the base and body of the first vascular access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Advent Access Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. Young, G. Doug Smith, Mark A. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10773010
    Abstract: Ports for accessing a vessels within a patient include passageways that can guide needles or other access devices directly into the vessels. The ports can be implanted subcutaneously within a patient. Some ports may be used in the creation and use of vascular access buttonholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Advent Access Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Phillips, Nathaniel P. Young, Trent J. Perry, Duane D. Blatter, Mark A. Crawford, G. Doug Smith, Steven Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200247549
    Abstract: Outflow valve (OFV) assemblies including non-metallic frames and enhanced attachment features are provided. In embodiments, the OFV assembly includes a non-metallic frame to which at least one valve door is pivotally mounted. The non-metallic frame may, in turn, include a generally rectangular frame body, a central opening through the frame body, an outer peripheral flange extending around at least a portion of the frame body. Frame attachment interfaces are distributed or spaced around the outer peripheral flange of the non-metallic frame. The frame attachment interfaces include fastener openings and elevated platform regions, which project from an inboard side of the outer peripheral flange and through which the fastener openings extend. Base plates seat against the elevated platform regions. Fasteners engage the base plates and extend through the fastener openings to an outboard side of the outer peripheral flange to attach the OFV assembly to an aircraft fuselage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Birchak, Albert Kang, Darrell Horner, John Perek, Abhay Naik, Jagadeesh Hariwal, William F. Ryan, Doug Smith, Bharath Chandra G, Saravana Mahalingam
  • Patent number: 10543421
    Abstract: The philosophy of games is to provide a mental challenge to the person who is playing the game. With this game a person can build the game according to that person's wants and desires and in this case a dodecahedron is used; the dodecahedron is color coded and an interior sphere is placed with the dodecahedron. Clues that have been placed in pockets of the outside surface of the dodecahedron will consist of locations where coins are hidden. These coins will be gathered and the dodecahedron is manipulated. The interior sphere contains the solution to the game or a prize and is initially locked prior to the start of the game. As the contestants play the game and “solve” the puzzle, the interior sphere is unlocked and the solution or prize is revealed. The game can be structured to the desires of the individual builder as often as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Doug Smith
  • Publication number: 20190269842
    Abstract: In certain systems disclosed herein, one or more of a first vascular access port and a second vascular access port can be selected by a customer. Each of the first and second vascular access ports can be implanted subcutaneously within a patient, and each can include a base configured to be attached to a vessel, a body that extends away from the base, and a guidance passageway that extends through the body and the base and includes a funnel region. A maximum height defined by the base and body of the second vascular access port can be greater than a maximum height defined by the base and body of the first vascular access port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Advent Access Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. Young, G. Doug Smith, Mark A. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10226564
    Abstract: In certain systems disclosed herein, one or more of a first vascular access port and a second vascular access port can be selected by a customer. Each of the first and second vascular access ports can be implanted subcutaneously within a patient, and each can include a base configured to be attached to a vessel, a body that extends away from the base, and a guidance passageway that extends through the body and the base and includes a funnel region. A maximum height defined by the base and body of the second vascular access port can be greater than a maximum height defined by the base and body of the first vascular access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Advent Access Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. Young, G. Doug Smith, Mark A. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20190060552
    Abstract: Ports for accessing a vessels within a patient include passageways that can guide needles or other access devices directly into the vessels. The ports can be implanted subcutaneously within a patient. Some ports may be used in the creation and use of vascular access buttonholes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher M. Phillips, Nathaniel P. Young, Trent J. Perry, Duane D. Blatter, Mark A. Crawford, G. Doug Smith, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 10217139
    Abstract: A system for creating and using a universal tag to gather consumer data from a web site for the purposes of targeted advertising is provided. The universal tag system has two main subsystems. The first subsystem is a configuration system that is used to define the consumer data to be collected from the website and to define taxonomy and transformation rules to be applied to the collected consumer data. The second subsystem is a runtime system that runs a universal tag client-side script, which is triggered when a consumer lands on a webpage of the website, for collecting the defined consumer data. The runtime system then applies the transformation rules to the collected data and updates a user profile corresponding to the consumer with the transformed data. As well, the runtime system applies the taxonomy rules to the collected data and categorizes the consumer for the purposes of subsequent targeted advertising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amobee, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Shottan, Vishal Shah, Doug Smith, Ozan Turgut
  • Patent number: 10036028
    Abstract: The Zea mays c.v. B73 Ubiquitin-1 (Z. mays c.v. B73 Ubi-1) promoter drives high levels of constitutive transgene expression in plants. Repeated use of the same Z. mays c.v. B73 Ubi-1 promoter in multi-gene constructs may also lead to gene silencing, thereby making transgenic products less efficacious. Provided are gene regulatory promoter elements, constructs, and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using gene regulatory elements from the Ubi-1 promoter of a different Zea species, Z. luxurians v1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Manju Gupta, Terry R. Wright, Susan M. Jayne, Doug A. Smith, Diaa Alabed
  • Patent number: 10030246
    Abstract: The Zea mays c.v. B73 Ubiquitin-1 (Z. mays c.v. B73 Ubi-1) promoter drives high levels of constitutive transgene expression in plants. Repeated use of the same Z. mays c.v. B73 Ubi-1 promoter in multi-gene constructs may also lead to gene silencing, thereby making transgenic products less efficacious. Provided are gene regulatory promoter elements, constructs, and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using gene regulatory elements from the Ubi-1 promoter of a different Z. mays genotype, Z. mays c.v. B104.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Manju Gupta, Terry R. Wright, Susan M. Jayne, Doug A. Smith, Diaa Alabed
  • Patent number: 10028510
    Abstract: DIG-17 insecticidal toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control pests, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Holly Jean Butler, Timothy D. Hey, Doug A. Smith, Kenneth Narva, Aaron T. Woosley
  • Patent number: 10030247
    Abstract: The Zea mays c.v. B73 Ubiquitin-1 (Z. mays c.v. B73 Ubi-1) promoter drives high levels of constitutive transgene expression in plants. Repeated use of the same Z. mays c.v. B73 Ubi-1 promoter in multi-gene constructs may also lead to gene silencing, thereby making transgenic products less efficacious. Provided are gene regulatory promoter elements, constructs, and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using gene regulatory elements from the Ubi-1 promoter of a different Z. mays genotype, Z. mays c.v. Hi-II.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Manju Gupta, Terry R. Wright, Susan M. Jayne, Doug A. Smith, Diaa Alabed
  • Publication number: 20180171345
    Abstract: The Zea mays c.v. B73 Ubiquitin-1 (Z. mays c.v. B73 Ubi-1) promoter drives high levels of constitutive transgene expression in plants. Repeated use of the same Z. mays c.v. B73 Ubi-1 promoter in multi-gene constructs may also lead to gene silencing, thereby making transgenic products less efficacious. Provided are gene regulatory promoter elements, constructs, and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using gene regulatory elements from the Ubi-1 promoter of a different Zea species, Z. luxurians v2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Sandeep KUMAR, Manju GUPTA, Terry R. WRIGHT, Susan M. JAYNE, Doug A. SMITH, Diaa ALABED
  • Patent number: 9968726
    Abstract: A method of securing an access port to a vessel can include positioning an access port adjacent to a wall of the vessel. The access port can include an implantation passageway and a guidance passageway that is connected to the implantation passageway. The implantation passageway can be open, during the positioning of the access port, at a position proximal to a location at which the implantation passageway and the guidance passageway are connected. The method can further include forming an opening in the wall of the vessel via instruments that extend through the implantation passageway. The method can include securing the access port to the vessel such that the implantation passageway is in fluid communication with an interior of the vessel via the opening in the wall of the vessel. The method can also include sealing the implantation passageway at the position proximal to the guidance passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: DF Vital Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Phillips, Nathaniel P. Young, Trent J. Perry, Duane D. Blatter, Mark A. Crawford, G. Doug Smith, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 9885054
    Abstract: The Zea mays c.v. B73 Ubiquitin-1 (Z. mays c.v. B73 Ubi-1) promoter drives high levels of constitutive transgene expression in plants. Repeated use of the same Z. mays c.v. B73 Ubi-1 promoter in multi-gene constructs may also lead to gene silencing, thereby making transgenic products less efficacious. Provided are gene regulatory promoter elements, constructs, and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using gene regulatory elements from the Ubi-1 promoter of a different Zea species, Z. luxurians v2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Manju Gupta, Terry R. Wright, Susan M. Jayne, Doug A. Smith, Diaa Alabed
  • Patent number: 9858600
    Abstract: A system for creating and using a universal tag to gather consumer data from a website for the purposes of targeted advertising is provided. The universal tag system has two main subsystems. The first subsystem is a configuration system that is used to define the consumer data to be collected from the website and to define taxonomy and transformation rules to be applied to the collected consumer data. The second subsystem is a runtime system that runs a universal tag client-side script, which is triggered when a consumer lands on a webpage of the website, for collecting the defined consumer data. The runtime system then applies the transformation rules to the collected data and updates a user profile corresponding to the consumer with the transformed data. As well, the runtime system applies the taxonomy rules to the collected data and categorizes the consumer for the purposes of subsequent targeted advertising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Turn Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Shottan, Vishal Shah, Kunal Deshpande, Doug Smith, Tri Pham
  • Publication number: 20170275637
    Abstract: The Zea mays c.v. B73 Ubiquitin-1 (Z. mays c.v. B73 Ubi-1) promoter drives high levels of constitutive transgene expression in plants. Repeated use of the same Z. mays c.v. B73 Ubi-1 promoter in multi-gene constructs may also lead to gene silencing, thereby making transgenic products less efficacious. Provided are gene regulatory promoter elements, constructs, and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using gene regulatory elements from the Ubi-1 promoter of a different Zea species, Z. luxurians v2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Sandeep KUMAR, Manju GUPTA, Terry R. WRIGHT, Susan M. JAYNE, Doug A. SMITH, Diaa ALABED
  • Patent number: 9761226
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and software are disclosed for providing rule handling functionality in a distributed transcription environment. Some embodiments provide client-server workflow management for providing and supporting distributed transcription services. Other embodiments provide audio-to-text synchronization to support certain transcription functionality. Still other embodiments provide logging functionality to support quality, personnel, billing, and/or other enterprise tasks. And other embodiments provide functionality to support rule generation, editing, validation, and/or execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MModal IP LLC
    Inventors: Nixon Michaelangelo, Dennis Graham, Doug Smith, Paula Appley