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: 8985044
    Abstract: A watertight door system that provides for subdivision of cargo holds, and having a door frame assembly with a sliding door. Conveyor support stringers are movably connected to the sliding door and conveyor idlers are movably connected to and the conveyor support stringers. A linear actuator associated with the door frame assembly selectively actuates the door between an open and closed position, whereby actuation of the door by the hydraulic cylinder causes the conveyor support stringers to move with the door, and the conveyor idlers to be lowered without removal thereof. Belt side plugs are positioned on either side of the door frame assembly, and can move both inwardly against a conveyor belt edge and outwardly from the conveyor belt edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: EMS-Tech Inc.
    Inventors: John Elder, David Monk, John Storring, Scott Leigh, Doug Smith
  • Publication number: 20140310055
    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: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Siebel Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Das, John Liang, Peter Lim, Emanuel Gerald Noik, Doug Smith, Rahim Yaseen
  • Publication number: 20140303977
    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: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Nixon Michaelangelo, Dennis Graham, Doug Smith, Paula Appley
  • Publication number: 20140279724
    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: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Turn Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan SHOTTAN, Vishal SHAH, Doug SMITH, Ozan TURGUT
  • Publication number: 20140278748
    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: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan SHOTTAN, Vishal SHAH, Kunal DESHPANDE, Doug SMITH, Tri PHAM
  • Publication number: 20140167367
    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: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: AVIATION DEVICES & ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Kent Boomer, Matt Boyd, Michael Dry, Doug Smith
  • Patent number: 8650818
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for door jambs and window frames utilizing a pair of angled legs attached to and extends along the entire length of an elongated element of the jamb or frame opposite the door or window opening, respectively. The angled legs may be moved inwardly or outwardly along the backside of the door jamb or window frame to accommodate the installation of drywall or filler compound. The angled legs may achieve a fire resistant status in combination with a metal stud found in an adjacent wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Doug Smith
  • Patent number: 8600791
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Siebel Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Das, John Liang, Peter Lim, Emanuel Gerald Noik, Doug Smith, Rahim Yaseen
  • Publication number: 20130245572
    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: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: 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: 20130245550
    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: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: VITAL ACCESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. Young, G. Doug Smith, Mark A. Crawford, Randall K. Jones
  • Publication number: 20130238386
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a business process meta-model is defined that represents a business process. The business process meta-model includes control flow elements pertaining to a control flow of the business process, and annotation elements providing details for the control flow elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Siebel Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Das, John Liang, Peter S. Lim, Emanuel Gerald Noik, Doug Smith, Rahim Mohamed Yaseen
  • Patent number: 8433602
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a business process meta-model is defined that represents a business process. The business process meta-model includes control flow elements pertaining to a control flow of the business process, and annotation elements providing details for the control flow elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Siebel Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Das, John Liang, Peter Lim, Emanuel Gerald Noik, Doug Smith, Rahim Yaseen
  • Patent number: 8423477
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for providing multiple views of a business process definition includes storing a model of a business process, and providing different view points of the model to different classes of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Siebel Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Das, John Liang, Peter Lim, Emanuel Gerald Nolk, Doug Smith, Rahim Yaseen
  • Publication number: 20130008364
    Abstract: A watertight door system that provides for subdivision of cargo holds, and having a door frame assembly with a sliding door. Conveyor support stringers are movably connected to the sliding door and conveyor idlers are movably connected to and the conveyor support stringers. A linear actuator associated with the door frame assembly selectively actuates the door between an open and closed position, whereby actuation of the door by the hydraulic cylinder causes the conveyor support stringers to move with the door, and the conveyor idlers to be lowered without removal thereof. Belt side plugs are positioned on either side of the door frame assembly, and can move both inwardly against a conveyor belt edge and outwardly from the conveyor belt edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: John ELDER, David Monk, John Storring, Scott Leigh, Doug Smith
  • Patent number: 8337464
    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: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Vital Access Corporation
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. Young, G. Doug Smith, Mark A. Crawford, Randall K. Jones
  • Patent number: 8337465
    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: December 25, 2012
    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
  • Patent number: 8304604
    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: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Holly J. Butler, Doug A. Smith, Kenneth Narva, Thomas Meade
  • Patent number: 8172202
    Abstract: Butterfly valves assemblies are provided that include a flowbody, a butterfly plate, an actuator and an upper chimney and a lower chimney disposed within the flowbody. The flowbody has an inner surface defining a channel. The butterfly plate is disposed in the channel, is rotationally mounted to the flowbody, and has an outer periphery. The actuator has an actuator output shaft that is coupled to the valve shaft via a serrated spline coupling. The upper chimney and the lower chimney are configured to include bearing assemblies that constrain radial loads and thrust loads exerted upon the valve shaft and minimize misalignment of the serrated spline coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Mendoza, Mike Kolic, Doug Smith, Ben Ho, Louie Timothy Gaines
  • Patent number: 8105018
    Abstract: An air turbine starter for starting an engine includes a housing, and a flow path communicating a flow of gas therethrough; a turbine member; a clutch; and a decoupler device at least partially housed within the output member of the clutch. The decoupler device includes a first shaft portion coupled to and rotating with the output member and a second shaft portion coupled to and rotating with the engine. The first and second shaft portions are axially aligned and configured to engage each another for rotation in a first direction and to separate from each other in a second direction to decouple the output member of the clutch from the engine. The starter further includes a bearing between the inner surface of the output member and the second shaft portion for reducing friction between the second shaft portion and the inner surface of the output member when the first and second shaft portions are decoupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Rich Gockel, David Oman, Arun Kumar, Doug Smith, Joe Silk, Ben Ho
  • Publication number: 20120005116
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a business process meta-model is defined that represents a business process. The business process meta-model includes control flow elements pertaining to a control flow of the business process, and annotation elements providing details for the control flow elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Manoj Das, John Liang, Peter Lim, Emanuel Gerald Noik, Doug Smith, Rahim Yaseen