Patents by Inventor Eric G. Smith

Eric G. 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: 10953013
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are markers whose mutational status is associated with sensitivity to treatment with NAE inhibitors. Mutational status is determined by measurement of characteristics of markers associated with the marker genes. Compositions and methods are provided to assess markers of marker genes to predict response to NAE inhibition treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Cyril H. Benes, Stephen J. Blakemore, Jonathan L. Blank, Eric S. Lightcap, George J. Mulligan, Matthew C. Schu, Peter G. Smith, Jeffrey E. Settleman
  • Publication number: 20210017592
    Abstract: The disclosure provides various systems and methods for identifying individuals from one or more samples. In particular, improved systems and methods of analysis are provided for handling multiple contributors, as well as systems and methods that model not only individual error rates per locus but factor in amplification of errors induced through PCR cycles. In some embodiments, modeling of error rates can be applied in multi-contributor settings to more accurately establish real alleles from artifacts. Other aspects involve application of sequencing in error modeling. Further, methods are provided for determining the presence of common individual DNA profiles in one or more complex DNA mixtures and for deconvolution of multiple complex DNA mixtures into shared individual components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Darrell Orlyn Ricke, James Harper, Brian S. Helfer, Joseph Isaacson, Adam M. Michaleas, Martha S. Petrovick, Eric Schwoebel, Anna Shcherbina, Philip Fremont-Smith, James G. Watkins, Edward C. Wack
  • Publication number: 20200390339
    Abstract: A system and method of monitoring a person to detect the onset of an illness. A monitoring unit collects biometric data and exchanges that data with a remote electronic device. Using the monitoring device, a person is monitored across multiple days. The biometric data collected determines a statistical profile for the collected data. After the statistical profile is calculated, the person can be actively monitored as he/she sleeps. The monitoring occurs during a sample period of sleep. The biometric data collected during the sample period is averaged to obtain a statistical value. The statistical value is compared to the statistical profile of the biometric data. If the sampled biometric data falls outside the statistical profile, a warning is produced on the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Eric G. White, David Robert Abrams, David Eason Smith, Jessica Aletta
  • Publication number: 20200363476
    Abstract: An electronic device can include a battery, a battery charger configured to receive power from an external power source and supply at least one of a charging current or a charging voltage to the battery, and a battery charger controller coupled to charger and configured to control the battery charger. More specifically, the battery charger controller may be configured to control the charger to supply a first AC signal as at least a part of the charging current or charging voltage supplied to the battery, measure a second AC signal associated with the first AC signal, and determine an impedance of the battery at a frequency of interest from the first and second AC signals. The electronic device can also or alternatively include a variable load that may be controlled to supply a first AC signal as at least part of the discharging current or discharging voltage of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Qing Liu, Eric G. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200323717
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base frame, lift mechanism supporting an upper frame relative to the base frame, a load frame, and a plurality of deck sections, a patient support surface, and a number of barriers positioned about the patient supporting surface. The patient support apparatus includes a notification system for visually notifying a caregiver of a condition or status of a component of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Arpit SHAH, Aziz A. BHAI, Bradley T. SMITH, Catherine M. WAGNER, Charles A. LACHENBRUCH, Clay G. OWSLEY, Dan R. TALLENT, Daniel NACHTIGAL, David L. BEDEL, David J. BRZENCHEK, David J. HITCHCOCK, David P. LUBBERS, Douglas A. SEIM, Douglas E. BORGMAN, Eric D. BENZ, Florin IUCHA, Frank E. SAUSER, Gavin M. MONSON, James W. PASCOE, James L. WALKE, Jared RUDE, John G. BYERS, John D. CHRISTIE, Jonathan D. TURNER, Joshua A. WILLIAMS, Karen LANNING, Kathryn SMITH, Kirsten M. EMMONS, Mary Kay BRINKMAN, Michael BUCCIERI, Nathaniel W. HIXON, Neal WIGGERMANN, Richard J. SCHUMAN, SR., Scott M. CORBIN, Sravan MAMIDI, Todd P. O'NEAL, Todd S. VENTROLA, Travis PELO, Unnati OJHA, John GOEWERT
  • Patent number: 10796867
    Abstract: An electrode assembly for a vacuum interrupter includes a contact plate, an electrode coil, an inner support, a lower support, and at least one support member. The electrode coil includes a base for attachment to a terminal post of the vacuum interrupter. The electrode coil also includes at least one arcuate arm between the base and the contact plate extending along a curved path in a plane substantially perpendicular to a direction of travel of the electrode assembly. Each arcuate arm includes an aperture that is positioned to align with a corresponding aperture of an adjacent arcuate arm or the base of the electrode coil. Each support member is partially positioned within aligned apertures to maintain a gap between the arcuate arms and the base. The support members and the lower support may be slotted to decrease the current flowing through the supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Wangpei Li, Eric D. Smith, Xin Zhou, Ganesh Kumar Balasubramanian, Louis G. Campbell, Darron R. Mohr, Mrinalini Pathak
  • Publication number: 20200306130
    Abstract: A therapy system includes a patient support apparatus and a pneumatic therapy device that is coupleable to the patient support apparatus. The therapy device may receive power and air flow from the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Eric D. Benz, John G. Byers, Scott M. Corbin, Kenneth L. Lilly, Joseph T. Canter, James L. Walke, Richard J. Schuman, Richard H. Heimbrock, Bradley T. Smith, John V. Harmeyer, Lori Ann Zapfe, Mekashia Chenault, Kimberly Tuinstra, Michael A. Knecht, Robert M. Zerhusen
  • Publication number: 20200306127
    Abstract: A therapy system includes a patient support apparatus and a pneumatic therapy device that is coupleable to the patient support apparatus. The therapy device may receive power and air flow from the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Eric D. BENZ, John G. BYERS, Scott M. CORBIN, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Michael A. KNECHT, Bradley T. SMITH, Lori Ann ZAPFE, Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Kenneth L. LILLY, Jonathan D. TURNER, James L. WALKE, Joseph T. CANTER, Richard J. SCHUMAN, SR., John V. HARMEYER
  • Publication number: 20200263405
    Abstract: A universal canister flush valve having a valve body configured to be fixed relative to a toilet tank and having a hollow wall defining an internal flow passage; a guide post coupled to and extending away from the valve body; a float fitted about and configured to slide relative to the guide post between a closed position and an open position, the float having an open top; and an extender that selectively couples to the open top in a first position, in which a first end of the extender is received in and coupled to the open top, and in a second position, in which a second end of the extender is received in and coupled to the open top, wherein the extender and float define a first overflow height in the first position and define a second overflow height in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew L. Smith, Billy Jack Ahola, Donald G. Bogenschuetz, Lawrence E. Duwell, Peter W. Swart, Jeffrey T. Laundre, Bradley Strasser, Matthew Krebs, Douglas E. Bogard, Daniel N. Halloran, Scott R. Krebs, Edward F. Malls, JR., Randy O. Mesun, Eric Demer, Stewart Anthony Schaal
  • Publication number: 20200099993
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for processing multi-cast messages are disclosed. A system includes at least one or more processing units, one or more memory controllers, and a communication fabric coupled to the processing unit(s) and the memory controller(s). The communication fabric includes a plurality of crossbars which connect various agents within the system. When a multi-cast message is received by a crossbar, the crossbar extracts a message type indicator and a recipient type indicator from the message. The crossbar uses the message type indicator to determine which set of masks to lookup using the recipient type indicator. Then, the crossbar determines which one or more masks to extract from the selected set of masks based on values of the recipient type indicator. The crossbar combines the one or more masks with a multi-cast route to create a port vector for determining on which ports to forward the multi-cast message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Vydhyanathan Kalyanasundharam, Joe G. Cruz, Eric Christopher Morton, Alan Dodson Smith
  • Publication number: 20200064252
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for measuring vibrational spectra of a living cells and tissue that includes a low noise consistent optical source creating a photon beam, a support device, a photon-to-electron converter/detector outputting a streamed analog electrical signal, an analog-to-digital converter, and a digital signal processor with specialized software for measuring and characterizing the signal contained in the photon beam and its subsequent detector's streamed analog converted to digital signal. Motion of the living sample causes modulation to the photon beam as it passes through the living samples by how much of the photon beam is blocked, absorbed or deflected. In addition, specific sub-cellular vibrational features can be segregated utilizing fluorescent markers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Digital Harmonic LLC
    Inventors: Paul Reed SMITH, William G. NELSON, Shane G.W. MORRIS, Sandor SZALAY, Jonathan B. COULTER, Frederick M. SLAY, Eric K. PRITCHARD
  • Patent number: 10558591
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for implementing priority adjustment forwarding are disclosed. A system includes at least one or more processing units, a memory, and a communication fabric coupled to the processing unit(s) and the memory. The communication fabric includes a plurality of arbitration points. When a client determines that its bandwidth requirements are not being met, the client generates and sends an in-band priority adjustment request to the nearest arbitration point. This arbitration point receives the in-band priority adjustment request and then identifies any pending requests which are buffered at the arbitration point which meet the criteria specified by the in-band priority adjustment request. The arbitration point adjusts the priority of any identified requests, and then the arbitration point forwards the in-band priority adjustment request on the fabric to the next upstream arbitration point which processes the in-band priority adjustment request in the same manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Dodson Smith, Eric Christopher Morton, Vydhyanathan Kalyanasundharam, Joe G. Cruz
  • Patent number: 10535181
    Abstract: The systems and methods generate geometric proxies for participants in an online communication session, where each geometric proxy is a geometric representation of a participant and each geometric proxy is generated from acquired depth information and is associated with a particular virtual box. The systems and methods also include generating a scene geometry that visually simulates an in-person meeting of the participants where the scene geometry includes the geometric proxies, and the virtual boxes of the geometric proxies are aligned within the scene geometry based on a number of the participants and a reference object to which the virtual boxes are aligned. In addition, the systems and methods cause a display of the scene geometry with the geometric proxies, where the display of a particular geometric proxy includes a video of the participant corresponding to the particular geometric painted onto the particular geometric proxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yancey Christopher Smith, Eric G. Lang, Zhengyou Zhang, Christian F. Huitema
  • Publication number: 20190350616
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a shaft assembly, an ultrasonic blade, and a clamp assembly. The shaft assembly includes an acoustic waveguide operable to transmit ultrasonic vibrations to the blade. The clamp assembly includes a clamp arm pivotable toward and away from the blade about a pivot axis, to clamp tissue between the clamp arm and the blade. A rotation feature may provide rotation of the blade relative to the clamp arm about the longitudinal axis of the waveguide. Alternatively, the rotation feature may provide rotation of the clamp arm relative to the blade about the longitudinal axis. The rotation feature may be driven based on pivotal positioning of the clamp arm relative to the blade about the pivot axis. The rotation feature may selectively lock and unlock the angular position of either the blade or the clamp arm about the longitudinal axis at any of a number of predetermined angular positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Craig N. Faller, Elizabeth DeBenedictis, William D. Kelly, Michael R. Lamping, Timothy G. Dietz, Patrick A. Weizman, Jacob S. Gee, John B. Schulte, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, Douglas J. Turner, Eric B. Smith, Sean P. Conlon, Richard W. Timm, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Brian D. Bertke
  • Patent number: 10470792
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a shaft assembly, an ultrasonic blade, and a clamp assembly. The shaft assembly includes an acoustic waveguide operable to transmit ultrasonic vibrations to the blade. The clamp assembly includes a clamp arm pivotable toward and away from the blade about a pivot axis, to clamp tissue between the clamp arm and the blade. A rotation feature may provide rotation of the blade relative to the clamp arm about the longitudinal axis of the waveguide. Alternatively, the rotation feature may provide rotation of the clamp arm relative to the blade about the longitudinal axis. The rotation feature may be driven based on pivotal positioning of the clamp arm relative to the blade about the pivot axis. The rotation feature may selectively lock and unlock the angular position of either the blade or the clamp arm about the longitudinal axis at any of a number of predetermined angular positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Craig N. Faller, Elizabeth DeBenedictis, William D. Kelly, Michael R. Lamping, Timothy G. Dietz, Patrick A. Weizman, Jacob S. Gee, John B. Schulte, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, Douglas J. Turner, Eric B. Smith, Sean P. Conlon, Richard W. Timm, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Brian D. Bertke
  • Publication number: 20190262201
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus may include a support surface configured to conduct air along a top face of the support surface so that heat and moisture from a patient lying on the support surface are drawn away from the top face of the support surface. An opening may be formed in a side of the support surface. A cavity may extend from the opening into the support surface. An inlet port may be positioned within the cavity and fluidly coupled to the top face. A blower assembly may be configured to position within the cavity. The blower assembly may have an outlet port that couples to the inlet port when the blower assembly is positioned within the cavity. The blower assembly may conduct air through the inlet port to the top face of the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Darrell L. Borgman, Douglas E. Borgman, Arpit Shah, Wui Hsien Wong, Keith Moores, Jason M. Gilreath, Michael R. Montini, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Eric R. Meyer, Frank E. Sauser, Catherine M. Wagner, Rachel L. Williamson, Brandon P. Fisk, Jason B. Grace, Brian Guthrie, Nicole Johannigman, Gregory J. Shannon, David C. Newkirk, Michael Churilla, Jnanesha Ramegowda, Taylor Franklin, Kathryn R. Smith, John G. Byers, Frederick K. Schultz, Andrew R. Wager, Sridhar Karimpuzha Seshadri, Gary R. Gibbons, Scott M. Corbin, John Goewert, Thomas L. Simpson, Faron L. Blessing, James D. Voll, Kin Meng Choi, Stephen S. Amrhein, Herve Gautier, Jean-Francois Lellig, Philippe Kaikenger, Matthieu Guetta
  • Patent number: 10391951
    Abstract: Described are passenger seats that include a system for storing objects disposed on a rear side of the passenger seat. The system may include a cavity and a divider wall disposed within the cavity, wherein the divider wall separates a lower portion of the cavity into at least two compartments including a personal electronic device compartment on a rear side of the cavity and a secondary compartment on a forward side of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Safran Seats USA LLC
    Inventors: Wade G. Matthews, Eric L. Parks, Andrew B. Severance, Jason K. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190244413
    Abstract: The systems and methods generate geometric proxies for participants in an online communication session, where each geometric proxy is a geometric representation of a participant and each geometric proxy is generated from acquired depth information and is associated with a particular virtual box. The systems and methods also include generating a scene geometry that visually simulates an in-person meeting of the participants where the scene geometry includes the geometric proxies, and the virtual boxes of the geometric proxies are aligned within the scene geometry based on a number of the participants and a reference object to which the virtual boxes are aligned. In addition, the systems and methods cause a display of the scene geometry with the geometric proxies, where the display of a particular geometric proxy includes a video of the participant corresponding to the particular geometric painted onto the particular geometric proxy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Yancey Christopher Smith, Eric G. Lang, Zhengyou Zhang, Christian F. Huitema
  • Publication number: 20190199617
    Abstract: A system for automatically discovering fabric topology includes at least one or more processing units, one or more memory devices, a security processor, and a communication fabric with an unknown topology coupled to the processing unit(s), memory device(s), and security processor. The security processor queries each component of the fabric to retrieve various attributes associated with the component. The security processor utilizes the retrieved attributes to create a network graph of the topology of the components within the fabric. The security processor generates routing tables from the network graph and programs the routing tables into the fabric components. Then, the fabric components utilize the routing tables to determine how to route incoming packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Vydhyanathan Kalyanasundharam, Eric Christopher Morton, Alan Dodson Smith, Joe G. Cruz
  • Patent number: 10325400
    Abstract: Implementations provide an in-person communication experience by generating a changable virtual viewpoint for a participant in an online communication. For instance, techniques described herein capture visual data about participants in an online communication, and create a realistic geometric proxy from the visual data. A virtual scene geometry is generated that mimics an arrangement of an in-person meeting for the online communication. According to various implementations, a virtual viewpoint displays a changing virtual viewpoint, such as based on a change in position of a participants face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yancey Christopher Smith, Eric G. Lang, Zhengyou Zhang, Christian F. Huitema