Patents by Inventor Douglas Smith

Douglas 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: 11396745
    Abstract: A urinal assembly having a frame and a plurality of posts or posts extending from the frame. The frame can include a plurality of openings. The openings can be defined by a plurality of sides and corners. The posts can extend from the corners and/or from the sides of the openings. In some embodiments, posts extend from a first face and a second face of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Fresh Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas S. Brown, Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20220226192
    Abstract: A fluid transfer apparatus is illustrated and described. The fluid transfer apparatus includes a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet and a fluid transfer device. The fluid inlet is associated with a fluid receptacle receiving portion, and the fluid receptacle receiving portion is configured to receive and engage at least a portion of a fluid receptacle. The fluid transfer apparatus is configurable between a first isolation state, in which the fluid transfer device is isolated from the fluid receptacle, such that the fluid container is fluidically isolated from the fluid inlet, to a second coupled state, in which the fluid transfer device is engaged with the fluid receptacle, such that the fluid receptacle is in fluid communication with the fluid inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicants: 4C DESIGN LIMITED, MEAT & LIVESTOCK AUSTRALIA LIMITED
    Inventors: Douglas DEANS, Robin SMITH
  • Patent number: 11347777
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a computer program product for identifying key words within a plurality of documents comprises a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, wherein the computer readable storage medium is not a transitory signal per se, and where the program instructions are executable by a processor to cause the processor to perform a method comprising identifying, by the processor, a first group of textual data, determining, by the processor, a plurality of word combinations within the first group of textual data, and determining, by the processor, a first plurality of key words for the first group of textual data, utilizing the plurality of word combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas A. Smith
  • Patent number: 11334607
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying a first group of textual data, determining a plurality of word combinations within the first group of textual data, and determining a first plurality of key words for the first group of textual data, utilizing the plurality of word combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas A. Smith
  • Patent number: 11324153
    Abstract: An apparatus, which may be a tillage apparatus, has a flexible frame. The frame may be made from open members. The frame may support ground engagers and may be supported on wheel assemblies. The ground engagers may be connected to a spring trip mechanism. The ground engagers may be mounted to open members of the frame with a clamping style mechanism. The clamp mechanism may include wedge devices. The frame may be lowered and raised relative to wheels of the wheel assemblies with a lift mechanism. One row of ground engagers may be raised or lowered relative to the frame independent of another row of ground engagers. An anti-skid or skew control system may be employed in association with the independent height adjustment of one row of ground engagers. A system may be provided to maintain and control the height of a tow hitch forming part of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HONEY BEE MANUFACTURING LTD.
    Inventors: Glenn Raymond Honey, Lee Glenn Harper, Scott Douglas Smith
  • Patent number: 11301537
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a document are described. In one described method, a document comprising a portion selected by a first member of a social network is hosted for the first member. The portion is dynamically updated with content. An audience criterion for the portion and a type of relationship between the first member and a second member of the social network are identified. If the type of relationship between the first member and the second member satisfies the audience criterion, the second member is provided access to at least the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam Douglas Smith, Amin Zoufonoun
  • Patent number: 11295219
    Abstract: A technique for answering questions includes receiving a question directed to a first subject. A mathematical operation is performed between each of one or more first topic vectors (associated with the first subject) and each of one or more second topic vectors (associated with a second subject) to generate respective strength values. Relevant ones of the respective strength values are summed to provide an overall strength value, which is utilized to determine a semantic distance (SD) between the first subject and the second subject. In response to the SD being within a threshold distance value (TDV), information associated with the first subject and the second subject is utilized to answer the question. In response to the SD not being within the TDV, information associated with the first subject is utilized to answer the question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer Ann English, Malous Melissa Kossarian, Charles E. McManis, Jr., Douglas A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20220089597
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula I: in which Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4 R1, R2, R4a, R4b, R5a, R5b, R6a and R6b are defined in the Summary of the Invention; capable of inhibiting the activity of SHP2. The invention further provides a process for the preparation of compounds of the invention, pharmaceutical preparations comprising such compounds and methods of using such compounds and compositions in the management of diseases or disorders associated with the aberrant activity of SHP2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Bagdanoff, Zhuoliang Chen, Michael Dore, Jorge Garcia Fortanet, Mitsunori Kato, Matthew J. LaMarche, Patrick James Sarver, Michael Shultz, Troy Douglas Smith, Sarah Williams
  • Publication number: 20220073537
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula I: in which p, q, Y1, Y2, R1, R2a, R2b, R3a, R3b, R4a, R4b, R5a, R5b, R7 and R8 are defined in the Summary of the Invention; capable of inhibiting the activity of SHP2. The invention further provides a process for the preparation of compounds of the invention, pharmaceutical preparations comprising such compounds and methods of using such compounds and compositions in the management of diseases or disorders associated with the aberrant activity of SHP2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Christine Hiu-Tung Chen, Zhuoliang Chen, Michael Dore, Jorge Garcia Fortanet, John William Giraldes, Rajesh Karki, Mitsunori Kato, Matthew J. LaMarche, Lawrence Blas Perez, Martin Sendzik, Troy Douglas Smith, Bakary-Barry Toure, Sarah Williams
  • Patent number: 11249912
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for storing bounded pointers. One example apparatus comprises a storage comprising storage elements to store bounded pointers, each bounded pointer comprising a pointer value and associated attributes including at least range information, and processing circuitry to store a bounded pointer in a chosen storage element. The storing process comprises storing in the chosen storage element a pointer value of the bounded pointer, and storing in the storage element the range information of the bounded pointer, such that the range information indicates both a read range of the bounded pointer and a write range of the bounded pointer that differs to the read range. The read range comprises at least one memory address for which reading is allowed when using the bounded pointer, and the write range comprises at least one memory address to which writing is allowed when using the bounded pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventor: Lee Douglas Smith
  • Publication number: 20210401975
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for the stimulation of immune responses and for treating or preventing allergic disease and responses and inflammatory disease and responses. In particular, the present invention provides nanoemulsion compositions and methods of using the same for the induction of immune responses that prevent or treat allergic disease by reducing allergic response. Compositions and methods of the invention find use in, among other things, clinical (e.g. therapeutic and preventative medicine (e.g., vaccination)) and research applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: James R. BAKER, JR., Anna U. BIELINSKA, Douglas SMITH, Paul E. MAKIDON, Jessica J. O'KONEK
  • Publication number: 20210371429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula I: in which p, q, Y1, Y2, R1, R2a, R2b, R3a, R3b, R4a, R4b, R5a, R5b, R7 and R8 are defined in the Summary of the Invention; capable of inhibiting the activity of SHP2. The invention further provides a process for the preparation of compounds of the invention, pharmaceutical preparations comprising such compounds and methods of using such compounds and compositions in the management of diseases or disorders associated with the aberrant activity of SHP2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Christine Hiu-Tung Chen, Zhuoliang Chen, Michael Dore, Jorge Garcia Fortanet, John William Giraldes, Rajesh Karki, Mitsunori Kato, Matthew J. LaMarche, Lawrence Blas Perez, Martin Sendzik, Troy Douglas Smith, Bakary-Barry Toure, Sarah Williams
  • Patent number: 11185321
    Abstract: Suture clip deployment devices for applying suture clips to sutures are described. Some embodiments can include a generally tubular main body and a vacuum port located at the distal end, a hollow inner body longitudinally slidable within the main body and extending from the main body at its distal end, and a suture recess located in the generally tubular main body. At least one suture clip configured to frictionally fit on an outer surface of the inner body is deployed during use. Clip deployment can occur after a vacuum source is applied to the device so as to draw the suture into the device. The suture lines can be retrieved through the suture recess, and the device can be actuated so as to deliver the suture clip off the delivery device and onto the suture, locking the suture in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Travis Zenyo Oba, Michael C. Murad, Manouchehr A. Miraki, Anthony P. Carcia, Fabian Daniel Schroeder, Raffaele Mazzei, Tyler Douglas Smith
  • Publication number: 20210323956
    Abstract: A compound of Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, is provided that has been shown to be useful for treating a BRM-mediated and/or BRG1-mediated disease or disorder: Formula (I) wherein R1 through R6 are as defined herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher ADAIR, Katsumasa NAKAJIMA, Rukundo NTAGANDA, Julien PAPILLON, Troy Douglas SMITH
  • Publication number: 20210309663
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula I: in which Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4 R1, R2, R4a, R4b, R5a, R5b, R6a and R6b are defined in the Summary of the Invention; capable of inhibiting the activity of SHP2. The invention further provides a process for the preparation of compounds of the invention, pharmaceutical preparations comprising such compounds and methods of using such compounds and compositions in the management of diseases or disorders associated with the aberrant activity of SHP2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Bagdanoff, Zhuoliang Chen, Michael Dore, Jorge Garcia Fortanet, Mitsunori Kato, Matthew J. LaMarche, Patrick James Sarver, Michael Shultz, Troy Douglas Smith, Sarah Williams
  • Publication number: 20210300919
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula I: in which Y1, Y2, R1, R2 and R3 are defined in the Summary of the Invention; capable of inhibiting the activity of SHP2. The invention further provides a process for the preparation of compounds of the invention, pharmaceutical preparations comprising such compounds and methods of using such compounds and compositions in the management of diseases or disorders associated with the aberrant activity of SHP2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Zhuoliang CHEN, Jorge Garcia FORTANET, Rajesh KARKI, Matthew J. LAMARCHE, Dyuti MAJUMDAR, Lawrence Blas PEREZ, Martin SENDZIK, Troy Douglas SMITH, Fan YANG, Bing YU
  • Patent number: 11122725
    Abstract: An apparatus, which may be a tillage apparatus may have a flexible frame. The frame may be made from transverse and longitudinal open members. The frame may support ground engagers and may be supported on wheel assemblies. The ground engagers may be connected to a spring trip mechanism. The ground engagers may be mounted to open members of the frame with a clamping style mechanism. The clamp mechanism may include wedge devices. The frame may be lowered and raised relative to wheels of the wheel assemblies with a lift mechanism. One row of ground engagers may be raised or lowered relative to the frame independent of another row of ground engagers. An anti-skid or skew control system may be employed in association with the independent height adjustment of one row of ground engagers. A system may be provided to maintain and control the height of a tow hitch forming part of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HONEY BEE MANUFACTURING LTD.
    Inventors: Glenn Raymond Honey, Lee Glenn Harper, Scott Douglas Smith
  • Patent number: 11108887
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the display and navigation of a social network or set forth. According to one embodiment a method comprising identifying a first profile in a social network, identifying associated profiles associated with the first profile, ranking the associated profiles, wherein ranking is not based exclusively on a degree of separation, and outputting the associated profiles based at least in part on the ranking is set forth. According to another embodiment a method comprising identifying a user profile, identifying a member profile, determining an association path for the user profile and the member profile, and outputting the association path is set forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Orkut Buyukkokten, Adam Douglas Smith
  • Patent number: D958653
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: JONES PACKAGING INC.
    Inventors: James Lee, Gregory Reed Sellick, Allison Lorraine Hunter, David William Dixon, Robert Ryan John Bettridge, Gavin Douglas Smith
  • Patent number: D960329
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: The Fresh Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas S. Brown, Jeffrey A. Smith