Patents by Inventor Gary Smith

Gary 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: 20190283384
    Abstract: A barrier tape comprises a barrier section comprising one or more barrier layers and one or more adhesive layers adhered to a face of the barrier section. The barrier tape can be used to join together adjacent barrier sheets or to patch a breach in a barrier sheet to form a barrier assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Kolbasuk, Tom Stoebner, Dan Smith
  • Publication number: 20190288894
    Abstract: Methods and systems for multi-protocol beacon operation in shared spectrum (unlicensed band) are disclosed where an OFDM transmitter is configured to generate transmissions associated with one OFDM technology or protocol using subcarriers of another OFDM technology. In one application, an LTE transmitter (LTE-U) uses LTE subcarriers to generate an interpolated 802.11 (e.g. Wi-Fi) beacon transmission that can be understood by Wi-Fi receivers, for example to reserve the channel for a subsequent LTE transmission. For instance a W-LAN preamble is generated where STF and LTF fields consist in respectively 12 and 52 subcarriers mapped at their respective frequency locations among the 2048 LTE subcarriers with the remaining subcarriers set to 0. In some implementations, the use of beacons can be useful in implementations where it is desirable to gain prioritized access to reserve the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Gary BOUDREAU, Hassan HALABIAN, Roland SMITH
  • Publication number: 20190284922
    Abstract: Embodiments of a downhole drilling assembly generally include rotatable upper and lower drilling assemblies, and a drill bit, wherein an upper drilling assembly contains a mud motor adapted for clockwise stator rotation and counter-clockwise rotor rotation, whereby a lower drilling assembly is rotatable in the opposite direction of the upper drilling assembly or maintainable in a non-rotating state. The apparatus further includes sensors for continuously transmitting information relating thereto to the surface. Embodiments of a downhole clutch joint generally include a box end sub, a pin end sub, and a ratchet sleeve system containing a clutch joint mechanism, wherein the downhole clutch joint prevents rotation of a downhole drilling assembly in an undesired direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: Gary Smith
  • Publication number: 20190286911
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for identifying a video using a video signature generated using image features derived from a portion of the video. In some examples, a method may include determining image features derived from a portion of a video, determining a video frame sequence of the video, and generating the video signature of the video based on the image features and the video frame sequence. The method may further include deriving a curve for the video based on the image features and the video frame sequence, and comparing the derived curve with one or more curves corresponding to respective one or more reference videos.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Gary Smith, William Brandon George
  • Patent number: 10406287
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea J. Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Patent number: 10407900
    Abstract: An expansion joint sealing system for bridging and sealing a gap located between two spaced-apart structural deck members. The expansion joint sealing system includes an elastomeric seal member and a substantially rigid plate member. The elastomeric seal member is fixedly attached to an underlying structural deck member and is able to expand and contract in the longitudinal direction in relation to the traffic direction across the expansion joint. The rigid plate is not fastened to the elastomeric seal member with mechanical fasteners or other fastening means, but is slidingly engaged with the elastomeric seal member through an elongated guide member. As the rigid plate member is not fastened to the elastomeric seal member, it is able to move along a guide member in a direction that is transverse to the direction of traffic across the expansion joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Watson Bowman Acme Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Moore, Adam Smith, Paul Pumm
  • Publication number: 20190271523
    Abstract: A crossbow cocking system may include a sled having first and second arms, an elongated cocking cable, a first handle, a second handle, a first engagement feature and a second engagement feature. The first and second engagement features may be used to engage the first handle to the first arm and the second handle to the second arm, respectively. Each engagement feature may include at least one cavity and at least one protrusion that is received in the cavity for engagement. The handles may be disengaged to permit a user to cock the crossbow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc. d/b/a TenPoint Crossbow Technologies
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Gary Smith
  • Patent number: 10400397
    Abstract: A boltless brace assembly for a rail includes a base block interlocked with a brace, and further includes a wedge to be inserted between an upper surface of the base block and a lower surface of the brace, thereby applying an upward force to the brace and a resultant downward force to secure the rail base. The brace assembly may be modified to provide a universal brace assembly, a resilient brace assembly, or a frog base clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: voestalpine Nortrak Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Click, Brent Duffner, Bradley Smith, Derek Cameron
  • Patent number: 10403462
    Abstract: A fuse assembly includes an insulating block having an upper surface, a lower surface, and a side surface therebetween. The insulating block defines cavities extending therethrough. Each cavity defines a resilient lock arm. A fuse assembly also includes a first terminal stud secured within a first cavity by a first lock arm, a second terminal stud secured within a second cavity by a second lock arm, and a bus bar disposed parallel to the bottom surface of the insulating block. The bus bar is interconnected to the first terminal stud by a lower terminal connected to the bus bar and an upper terminal disposed parallel to the upper surface. The bus bar is interconnected to the second terminal stud by a fusible link having a lower fuse terminal connected to the bus bar and an upper fuse terminal disposed generally parallel to the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James Randall Allcorn, Donald Gary Smith, William J. Mosby
  • Publication number: 20190262745
    Abstract: Liquid chromatography techniques are disclosed. Specifically, the liquid chromatography technique includes providing a liquid chromatography system having a coated metallic fluid-contacting element, and transporting a fluid to contact the coated metallic fluid-contacting element. Conditions for the transporting of the fluid are selected from the group consisting of the temperature of the fluid being greater than 150° C., pressure urging the fluid being greater than 60 MPa, the fluid having a protein-containing analyte incompatible with one or both of titanium and polyether ether ketone, the fluid having a chelating agent incompatible with the one or both of the titanium or the polyether ether ketone, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Jesse BISCHOF, Lucas D. PATTERSON, Gary BARONE, Min YUAN, David A. SMITH
  • Patent number: 10392386
    Abstract: The invention provides compounds of formula (I): which contain a 4-membered heterocyclic amide, where the variables are defined in the specification, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, that are useful as JAK kinase inhibitors. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, methods of using such compounds to treat respiratory diseases, and processes and intermediates useful for preparing such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: THERAVANCE BIOPHARMA R&D IP, LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Fatheree, Gary E. L. Brandt, Cameron Smith, Steven D. E. Sullivan, Lori Jean Van Orden, Melanie A. Kleinschek, Glenn D. Crater
  • Publication number: 20190253210
    Abstract: Methods and systems for multi-protocol transmissions in shared spectrum are disclosed where an OFDM transmitter is configured to generate transmissions associated with one OFDM technology or protocol using subcarriers of another OFDM technology. Generally, an OFDM transmitter may be configured to map or assign the different OFDM signals to different subsets of the available OFDM subcarriers such that the data contained therein can be transmitted at the same or during an overlapping time interval. In one application, an LTE transmitter is configured to generate and/or transmit LTE information using LTE subcarriers located in unused portion(s) of the Wi-Fi system bandwidth independently of or in addition to transmitting Wi-Fi or LTE information using LTE subcarriers located in portions of the Wi-Fi system bandwidth normally occupied by Wi-Fi subcarriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Gary BOUDREAU, Hassan HALABIAN, Roland SMITH
  • Publication number: 20190245726
    Abstract: Methods and systems for multi-protocol transmissions in shared spectrum are disclosed where an OFDM transmitter is configured to generate transmissions associated with one OFDM technology or protocol using subcarriers of another OFDM technology. Generally, multi-protocol transmissions as described herein may be performed sequentially (e.g. in a time division multiplexing fashion) or concurrently (e.g. during the same or an overlapping time interval). For concurrent transmissions, an OFDM transmitter may be configured to map or assign the different OFDM signals to different subsets of the available OFDM subcarriers such that the data contained therein can be transmitted at the same or during an overlapping time interval. In one application, an LTE transmitter is configured to use different subsets of the LTE subcarriers for concurrent LTE and 802.11 transmissions that can respectively be decoded by LTE and 802.11 receivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Gary BOUDREAU, Hassan HALABIAN, Roland SMITH
  • Publication number: 20190242670
    Abstract: Provided is a crossbow cam comprising: a first cam axis; a second cam axis parallel to and offset from the first cam axis; a first power cord channel extending from the first surface along a first helical path having a first helix axis coincident with the first cam axis; and a second power cord channel extending from the second surface along a second helical path having a second helix axis coincident with first cam axis. The crossbow cam may further comprise a plate normal to the first cam axis, and defining a first plane therethrough, the plate having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a perimeter surface extending between the first surface and the second surface, the perimeter surface defined by a bowstring channel extending around the first cam axis to define a path of varying radius about the first cam axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Smith, Jacob Hout, Dean Mook
  • Patent number: 10366352
    Abstract: Various aspects of a system and method are disclosed for communicating vehicle repair data among a plurality of parties, wherein a data pump is employed to automate the extraction of vehicle repair data such as labor hours estimation data from a repair facility computer system for delivery to interested parties, including a rental vehicle service provider that provides replacement rental vehicles to drivers whose vehicles are undergoing repairs at repair facilities. A reservation management computer system operated by the rental vehicle service provider can thus use the received vehicle repair data to facilitate management of replacement rental vehicle reservations by its business partners, such as insurance companies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Crawford Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David Gary Smith, Owen R. Miller, Anita K. Klopfenstein, Russell E. Dittmar, Doug Kelly, Michael Anthony Hastings, Carmela Pham, Erick Bickett
  • Patent number: 10358903
    Abstract: Embodiments of a downhole drilling assembly generally include rotatable upper and lower drilling assemblies, and a drill bit, wherein an upper drilling assembly contains a mud motor adapted for clockwise stator rotation and counter-clockwise rotor rotation, whereby a lower drilling assembly is rotatable in the opposite direction of the upper drilling assembly or maintainable in a non-rotating state. The apparatus further includes sensors for continuously transmitting information relating thereto to the surface. Embodiments of a downhole clutch joint generally include a box end sub, a pin end sub, and a ratchet sleeve system containing a clutch joint mechanism, wherein the downhole clutch joint prevents rotation of a downhole drilling assembly in an undesired direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Gary Smith
  • Patent number: 10344052
    Abstract: Provided are peptides, fusion proteins which include the peptide sequences, compositions comprising such peptides and fusion proteins, and methods for making and using the compositions. The peptides are characterized as being able to selectively bind to components of the endothelial compartment that are exposed during the period between 1 and 7 days after androgen deprivation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Health Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Smith, Ryan Willard
  • Patent number: 10343084
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for separating at least one amine chosen from diamines and omega-aminoacids from a feed mixture using a simulated moving bed (SMB) adsorptive technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Paul Pearlman, Gary Smith, Gregory S. Kirby
  • Patent number: 10343026
    Abstract: A sport ball includes a casing that includes a plurality of joined panels and defines a cavity. The casing includes at least a first panel having (a) a first layer positioned to form a portion of an exterior surface of the sport ball, (b) a second layer disposed adjacent to the first layer, and (c) a third layer disposed adjacent to the second layer. The first panel defines a first indentation and a second indentation spaced apart from the first indentation. The first indentation has a first depth and the second indentation has a second depth that is less than the first depth. The sport ball also includes a bladder disposed within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Ryan Berggren, Tal Cohen, Gary W. Glahn, Arthur Molinari, Todd Smith, Vincent F. White
  • Publication number: 20190200969
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a medical device having an elongate shaft having a distal end and a controller coupled to the shaft. A control member can extend through at least part of the elongate shaft and at least part of the controller, wherein the control member in a tensioned configuration can be moveable by the controller to control the distal end of the shaft and the control member can be slack in an untensioned configuration. A tensioning mechanism can be configured to move relative to at least one of the elongate shaft and the controller to tension the control member and automatically lock the control member in the tensioned configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Boston scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry STANTON, John Golden, Gary Kappel, Mark Wood, Bernadette Durr, Brandon Zalewski, Ken Keene, Barry Weitzner, Paul Smith, Naroun Suon