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: 20110202473
    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: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: SIEBEL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Manoj Das, John Liang, Peter Lim, Emanuel Gerald Noik, Doug Smith, Rahim Yaseen
  • Publication number: 20110145704
    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: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: SIEBEL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Manoj Das, John Liang, Peter Lim, Emanuel Gerald Nolk, Doug Smith, Rahim Yaseen
  • Publication number: 20110124105
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fluid exchange cell culture technique and tissue repair cells (TRCs) made by these methods, as well as methods using these cells. The method includes a new wash step which increases the tissue repair properties of the TRCs of the invention. This wash step allows for the production of TRC populations with greater tissue repair and anti-inflammatory capabilities. Embodiments of the present invention include a post-culture process for cultured cells that preferably includes the steps of: a wash process for removing unwanted residual culture components, a volume reduction process, and a harvesting process to remove cultured cells. Preferably, all these steps are performed within a aseptically closed cell culture chamber by implementing a separation method that minimizes mechanical disruption of the cells and is simple to automate. The harvested cells may then be concentrated to a final volume for the intended use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Aastrom Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Hampson, Kristin Goltry, Doug Smith, Jonathan A. Rowley, Naia Venturi
  • Publication number: 20110084226
    Abstract: A straight shaft sealing valve assembly includes a valve body, a shaft, a valve element, and a seal element. The valve body has an inner surface that defines a flow channel. The shaft is rotationally mounted on the valve body and extends across the flow channel. The shaft includes a first seal opening and a second seal opening. The first and second seal openings are spaced apart from each other and extend through the shaft. The valve element is coupled to the shaft and is rotatable therewith, and has an outer periphery. The seal element is coupled to the valve element, extends from the outer periphery, and extends through the first and second seal openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie Fowler, Joe Sega, Donald Farenga, Micah S. Abel, Paul Banta, Doug Smith, Ronald Louis, Ed Dismukes
  • Publication number: 20110076294
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fluid exchange cell culture technique and tissue repair cells (TRCs) made by these methods, as well as methods using these cells. The method includes a new wash step which increases the tissue repair properties of the TRCs of the invention. This wash step allows for the production of TRC populations with greater tissue repair and anti-inflammatory capabilities. Embodiments of the present invention include a post-culture process for cultured cells that preferably includes the steps of: a wash process for removing unwanted residual culture components, a volume reduction process, and a harvesting process to remove cultured cells. Preferably, all these steps are performed within a aseptically closed cell culture chamber by implementing a separation method that minimizes mechanical disruption of the cells and is simple to automate. The harvested cells may then be concentrated to a final volume for the intended use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: Aastrom Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Hampson, Kristin Goltry, Doug Smith, Jonathan A. Rowley, Naia Venturi
  • Patent number: 7895070
    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: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Siebel Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoi Das, John Liang, Peter Lim, Emanuel Gerald Noik, Doug Smith, Rahim Yaseen
  • Patent number: 7871605
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fluid exchange cell culture technique and tissue repair cells (TRCs) made by these methods, as well as methods using these cells. The method includes a new wash step which increases the tissue repair properties of the TRCs of the invention. This wash step allows for the production of TRC populations with greater tissue repair and anti -inflammatory capabilities. Embodiments of the present invention include a post-culture process for cultured cells that preferably includes the steps of: a wash process for removing unwanted residual culture components, a volume reduction process, and a harvesting process to remove cultured cells. Preferably, all these steps are performed within a aseptically closed cell culture chamber by implementing a separation method that minimizes mechanical disruption of the cells and is simple to automate. The harvested cells may then be concentrated to a final volume for the intended use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Aastrom Bioscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Hampson, Kristin Goltry, Doug Smith, Jonathan A. Rowley, Naia Venturi
  • Patent number: 7831453
    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: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Siebel Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Das, John Liang, Peter Lim, Emanuel Gerald Noik, Doug Smith, Rahim Yaseen
  • Publication number: 20100270489
    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: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Mendoza, Mike Kolic, Doug Smith, Ben Ho, Louie Timothy Gaines
  • Publication number: 20100269223
    Abstract: DIG-3 Cry toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are useful to control insect pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Holly Jean Butler, Doug A. Smith, Kenneth Narva, Thomas Meade
  • Patent number: 7809597
    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: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Siebel Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Das, John Liang, Peter Lim, Emanuel Gerald Noik, Doug Smith, Rahim Yaseen
  • Publication number: 20100191191
    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: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    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: 20100191179
    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: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: VITAL ACCESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. Young, G. Doug Smith, Mark A. Crawford, Randall K. Jones
  • Publication number: 20100191166
    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: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: 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: 20100125450
    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: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: Spheris Inc.
    Inventors: Nixon Michaelangelo, Dennis Graham, Doug Smith, Paula Appley
  • Publication number: 20100018865
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are electrolyte solutions and methods for electrolytic co-deposition of calcium phosphate and drug composites. The electrolyte solution may be formed by mixing solutions comprising calcium and phosphate precursors together to form an electrolyte solution. The electrolyte solution can have a water content less than 30 weight percent. The electrolyte solution may comprise a water-soluble non-aqueous solvent. A therapeutic agent, such as water-insoluble drug, is also present in the solution. The electrolyte solution thus formed may be used to co-deposit a calcium phosphate coating and the therapeutic agent on a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: MIV Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Dean-Mo Liu, Mao-jung Maurice Lien, Doug Smith, Manus Tsui, Arc Rajtar
  • Publication number: 20090266948
    Abstract: A relatively simple, relatively small, relatively light-weight, and relatively inexpensive two-axis gimbal mechanism for a human-machine interface is provided. The gimbal assembly includes a first bracket, a second bracket, a center body, a first centering mechanism, and a second centering mechanism. The first bracket and second brackets each includes a first arm, a second arm, and a third arm. The first and second arms form substantially L-shaped sections and the third arms substantially perpendicular from the first arms. The center body is disposed between the L-shaped sections, and is rotatable from a null position about first and second rotational axes. The first and second centering mechanisms are coupled to the third arms of the first and second brackets, respectively, and are configured to supply a first centering force that urges the center body toward a null position when the center body is rotated about the rotational axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Casey Hanlon, Doug Smith
  • Patent number: D609365
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventor: Doug Smith
  • Patent number: D613424
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Inventor: Doug Smith
  • Patent number: D621898
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Doug Smith