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).

  • Patent number: 9752508
    Abstract: Air Turbine Starters (ATSs) having oil feed shutoff valves are provided, as are gas turbine engines including ATSs. In one embodiment, the ATS includes an ATS housing assembly containing a sump chamber, an oil inlet, and a valve cavity. A rejected oil return passage is further formed in the ATS housing assembly and fluidly coupled to the valve cavity. An oil feed shutoff valve is positioned in the valve cavity and contains a valve element movable between open and closed positions. In the open position, the valve element permits oil flow from the oil inlet, through the valve cavity, and into the sump chamber. In the closed position, valve element blocks oil flow from the oil inlet into the sump chamber, while redirecting the oil flow into rejected oil return passage to reduce the loss of engine oil through the ATS in the event of an ATS housing breach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kellan Geck, Gerhard Schroeder, Doug Smith
  • Patent number: 9725730
    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: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Manju Gupta, Terry R. Wright, Susan M. Jayne, Doug A. Smith, Diaa Alabed
  • Patent number: 9701388
    Abstract: A single piece gasket is disclosed having a skeletal member, typically metallic, and a pliable body. The pliable body includes a first portion having a first firmness and a second perimeter portion have a firmer consistency. When such a composite body is placed under compression, the perimeter will tend to limit the flow of the softer inner material past the firmer perimeter region or portion of the gasket. In this manner, creep or overrun of the less firm portion material will be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Aviation Devices & Electronic Components, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Kent Boomer, Matt Boyd, Michael Dry, Doug Smith
  • Patent number: 9603988
    Abstract: Ports for accessing 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: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Vital Access Corporation
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. Young, Trent J. Perry, Duane D. Blatter, Christopher M. Phillips, Mark A. Crawford, G. Doug Smith, Steven Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170039600
    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: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: Turn Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Shottan, Vishal Shah, Doug Smith, Ozan Turgut
  • Publication number: 20160171397
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for refining a business process model includes receiving business process data pertaining to a first phase of a business process definition from a first class of users, creating a model of a business process using the business process data received from the first class of users, receiving business process data pertaining to a second phase of the business process definition from a second class of users, and augmenting the model of the business process based on the business process data received from the second class of users. The method further includes iteratively refining the model of the business process in response to input provided by the first class of users and/or the second class of users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: Siebel Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Das, John Liang, Peter Lim, Emanuel Gerald Noik, Doug Smith, Rahim Yaseen
  • Publication number: 20160058017
    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: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Holly Jean Butler, Timothy D. Hey, Doug A. Smith, Kenneth Narva, Aaron T. Woosley
  • Publication number: 20160060306
    Abstract: DIG-14 insecticidal toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control pests, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Holly Jean Butler, Doug A. Smith, Kenneth Narva, Aaron T. Woosley
  • Patent number: 9234208
    Abstract: DIG-13 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: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Holly J. Butler, Doug A. Smith, Kenneth Narva, Aaron T. Woosley
  • Publication number: 20150306300
    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: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher M. Phillips, Nathaniel P. Young, Trent J. Perry, Duane D. Blatter, Mark A. Crawford, G. Doug Smith, Steven Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150292414
    Abstract: Air Turbine Starters (ATSs) having oil feed shutoff valves are provided, as are gas turbine engines including ATSs. In one embodiment, the ATS includes an ATS housing assembly containing a sump chamber, an oil inlet, and a valve cavity. A rejected oil return passage is further formed in the ATS housing assembly and fluidly coupled to the valve cavity. An oil feed shutoff valve is positioned in the valve cavity and contains a valve element movable between open and closed positions. In the open position, the valve element permits oil flow from the oil inlet, through the valve cavity, and into the sump chamber. In the closed position, valve element blocks oil flow from the oil inlet into the sump chamber, while redirecting the oil flow into rejected oil return passage to reduce the loss of engine oil through the ATS in the event of an ATS housing breach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kellan Geck, Gerhard Schroeder, Doug Smith
  • Publication number: 20150258322
    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: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. Young, G. Doug Smith, Mark A. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9072880
    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: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Vital Access Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher M. Phillips, Nathaniel P. Young, Trent J. Perry, Duane D. Blatter, Mark A. Crawford, G. Doug Smith, Steven Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150184180
    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. LLN37.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Sandeep KUMAR, Manju GUPTA, Terry R. WRIGHT, Susan M. JAYNE, Doug A. SMITH, Diaa ALABED
  • Publication number: 20150184181
    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: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Sandeep KUMAR, Manju GUPTA, Terry R. WRIGHT, Susan M. JAYNE, Doug A. SMITH, Diaa ALABED
  • Publication number: 20150184175
    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: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Sandeep KUMAR, Manju GUPTA, Terry R. WRIGHT, Susan M. JAYNE, Doug A. SMITH, Diaa ALABED
  • Publication number: 20150184176
    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: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Sandeep KUMAR, Manju GUPTA, Terry R. WRIGHT, Susan M. JAYNE, Doug A. SMITH, Diaa ALABED
  • Publication number: 20150184182
    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: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Sandeep KUMAR, Manju GUPTA, Terry R. WRIGHT, Susan M. JAYNE, Doug A. SMITH, Diaa ALABED
  • Patent number: 9033931
    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: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. Young, G. Doug Smith, Mark A. Crawford, Randall K. Jones
  • Patent number: 9006520
    Abstract: DIG-3 Cry toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are useful to control insect pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Holly Jean Butler, Doug A. Smith, Kenneth Narva, Thomas Meade