Patents by Inventor Gregory A. Smith

Gregory A. 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: 10695011
    Abstract: A collimator includes a panel and one or more blades. The panel defines an exit port, and the one or more blades are held between the panel and an X-ray source to cover at least a portion of the exit port. Each of the one or more blades has a primary blocking member and a secondary blocking member with material densities sufficient to block X-ray radiation. The primary blocking member shapes an X-ray beam emitted from the X-ray source. The secondary blocking member is secured in a fixed position relative to the primary blocking member between the primary blocking member and the panel to block scatter radiation from the X-ray beam from emanating through the exit port. The primary blocking member has a substantially non-planar surface facing toward the X-ray source. The secondary blocking member has a substantially planar surface facing toward the X-ray source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brandon Smith, Gregory Gabrysiak, Timothy Behlmer
  • Publication number: 20200197399
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to JAK1 pathway inhibitors and the use thereof in treating gastrointestinal diseases or disorders such as ulcerative colitis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Krishnaswamy Yeleswaram, Paul Smith, Gregory F. Hollis
  • Patent number: 10684476
    Abstract: Multiple-reflector ultrawide field of view (UWFOV) systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a head-wearable display device includes a frame, a narrow-beam light source fixed with respect to the frame, a UWFOV reflective surface fixed with respect to the frame, and a diverging reflective surface fixed with respect to the frame that is configured to receive light emitted from the narrow-beam light source and reflect the light toward the UWFOV reflective surface to spread the light completely across the UWFOV reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Smith, Randel A. Crowe, Gregory A. Harrison
  • Patent number: 10667683
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for performing an ophthalmic diagnostic test are disclosed. In one aspect, a head-wearable device for administering an ophthalmic test to a subject can comprise a head-wearable frame for mounting the device onto the subject's head, and a light seal configured for coupling to the frame so as to isolate at least one eye of the subject from ambient light when the device is worn by the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MacuLogix, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory R. Jackson, David E. Beecher, David E. Orr, Frank Jones, Nathan Smith
  • Publication number: 20200162607
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system, method, and computer readable medium for providing information of a calling party to an alert party, wherein the calling party is in communication with the receiving party in a communications network. The method includes receiving a message from a calling party to a receiving party and performing a lookup of information relating to the calling party in a database, wherein the lookup is based on an identifier associated with the message, Thereafter, an alert is sent to the alert party if the calling party information is unavailable in a contact list of the receiving party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Monica Rose Martino, M. Gregory Smith, Kevin V. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10652020
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method of switching data sources during a rolling upgrade of a leader-based distributed service. In at least one implementation, the method includes establishing, at a computing device in a cluster of devices in a network, a watch for notification of completion of a rolling upgrade on all devices in the cluster; restarting the computing device on completion of the rolling upgrade; switching, at the computing device, from a first data source to a second data source once the rolling upgrade is complete on all devices in the cluster; if the computing device is a leader device in the cluster, migrating tasks from the first data source to the second data source after completion of the rolling upgrade; and if the computing device is a non-leader device in the cluster, determining if task migration to the second data source is done and, when done, sending a store object to the second data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NUTANIX, INC.
    Inventors: Arun Navasivasakthivelsamy, Gregory A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10650603
    Abstract: Controlling a mixed reality (MR), virtual reality (VR), or augmented reality (AR) (collectively, MR) environment visualization may involve obtaining a plurality of sensor data from a plurality of data sources; processing the obtained plurality of sensor data using a plurality of data analyzers to identify at least one feature; generating a plurality of annotated data sets, wherein the annotated data sets contain an annotation of the at least one feature; aggregating the plurality of annotated data sets to correlate the at least one feature as a common feature across different annotated data sets of the plurality of annotated data sets; and based at least on the common feature, providing a visualization output representing the MR (VR, AR, or specifically mixed-reality) environment. Disclosed examples enable utilizing of disparate data types from different data sources, localizing the different data a common space, and aggregating results for visualization and/or further analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Ernst, George O. Johnston, Valeriy Trofimov, Gregory Smith
  • Patent number: 10647964
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for vaccination and research applications. In particular, provided herein are non-neuroinvasive herpesviruses and alpha herpesviruses and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Northwestern University, Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, Trustees of Tufts College
    Inventors: Gregory A. Smith, Patricia Jane Sollars, Gary Edward Pickard, Ekaterina E. Heldwein
  • Patent number: 10641820
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for detecting and identifying a cause of a hot-switching event in an automated test system. One or more antennae positioned near mechanical relays in the system may be used to sense electromagnetic radiation. The antennae may be configured to respond to electromagnetic radiation of the type generated during a hot-switching event. Signals measured by the antennae may be processed to determine whether the signals have characteristics of hot-switching events. Processing may entail generating a signal envelope and determining whether the envelope has characteristics indicative of a hot-switching event. When a hot-switching event is detected, information to correlate the event to other events in the test system may also be captured. That information may be time information, enabling program test-system program instructions executing at the time of the event to be identified, such that the test system may be reprogrammed to avoid hot-switching events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Teradyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan B. Hussey, Richard John Burns, Gregory Smith, Mark Alan Levin
  • Patent number: 10635564
    Abstract: A computer readable medium storing a computer program for providing a method for evaluating the performance of a software application, the computer program executable by at least one or the one or more processors. The computer program comprising a set of instructions for receiving an indication of the initiation of a workflow transaction in an Application, determining whether the workflow transaction is to be marked as a traceable transaction based on a Measurement Marker Algorithm, tracking the performance of operations executed for the workflow transaction, and storing raw Call Metrics based on the tracked performance in an Intermediate memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Stanislav Makarskyy, Mark Gregory Plunkett, Igor Chmil, Stephen E Smith
  • Patent number: 10636286
    Abstract: Techniques for decoding communications transmitted by a remote alarm panel over a communications network to a central monitoring station (CMS) are provided. A first signal from the remote alarm panel can be received by the CMS. The CMS can determine that the first signal cannot be decoded due to errors, missing data, or corrupted data in the first signal. The remote alarm panel can retransmit the signal. The CMS can analyze the first and second signals to determine if the first signal can be reconstructed based on information provided by the second signal. The first signal can subsequently be repaired and decoded, allowing the CMS to more quickly respond to the alarm condition provided in the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD
    Inventors: Derek C. Smith, Stephane Foisy, Pavel Raikhlin, Joshua Gregory Hutchison
  • Publication number: 20200125434
    Abstract: A method and system for managing communication connections in a virtualization environment implemented by a cluster of host machines, each of the host machines comprises a hypervisor, at least one user virtual machine (UVM), a connection manager, and an I/O controller. The system includes a virtual disk accessible by all of the I/O controllers and comprising a plurality of storage devices. The system includes a first host machine of the host machines designated as a leader node, wherein the leader node configured to confirm a second one of the host machines is unreachable; and transmit, in response to the confirmation, an update message to other host machines in the cluster. The update message identifies the unreachable host machine and causes the other host machines to block messages from the unreachable host machine and send an acknowledgement of the update message back to the leader node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Nutanix, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Smith, Igor Grobman, Miao Cui
  • Publication number: 20200124661
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for detecting and identifying a cause of a hot-switching event in an automated test system. One or more antennae positioned near mechanical relays in the system may be used to sense electromagnetic radiation. The antennae may be configured to respond to electromagnetic radiation of the type generated during a hot-switching event. Signals measured by the antennae may be processed to determine whether the signals have characteristics of hot-switching events. Processing may entail generating a signal envelope and determining whether the envelope has characteristics indicative of a hot-switching event. When a hot-switching event is detected, information to correlate the event to other events in the test system may also be captured. That information may be time information, enabling program test-system program instructions executing at the time of the event to be identified, such that the test system may be reprogrammed to avoid hot-switching events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Teradyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan B. Hussey, Richard John Burns, Gregory Smith, Mark Alan Levin
  • Patent number: 10630842
    Abstract: A method for routing customer service requests to call centers includes collecting data associated with customer service experience between a customer and a call center regarding a completed customer call. The collected data is analyzed to determine a quality of customer service for one or more completed calls between the customer and the call center. A nature of an incoming customer call is determined. The incoming customer call is routed to a call center based upon making reference to the analyzed collected data such that the nature of the customer call matches with corresponding one or more favorable attributes of the call center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (“USAA”)
    Inventors: Vijay Jayapalan, Gregory Yarbrough, Eric Smith
  • Publication number: 20200101151
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are nanoparticles suitable for use in vaccines. The nanoparticles present antigens from pathogens surrounded to and associated with a detergent core resulting in enhanced stability and good immunogenicity. Dosages, formulations, and methods for preparing the vaccines and nanoparticles are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Gale SMITH, Ye LIU, Jing-Hui TIAN, Michael J. MASSARE, Sarathi BODDAPATI, Erica SHANE, Cynthia OLIVER, Gregory GLENN
  • Publication number: 20200093361
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for performing an ophthalmic diagnostic test are disclosed. In one aspect, a head-wearable device for administering an ophthalmic test to a subject can comprise a head-wearable frame for mounting the device onto the subject's head, and a light seal configured for coupling to the frame so as to isolate at least one eye of the subject from ambient light when the device is worn by the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory R. JACKSON, David E. BEECHER, David E. ORR, Frank JONES, Nathan SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200093362
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for performing an ophthalmic diagnostic test are disclosed. In one aspect, a head-wearable device for administering an ophthalmic test to a subject can comprise a head-wearable frame for mounting the device onto the subject's head, and a light seal configured for coupling to the frame so as to isolate at least one eye of the subject from ambient light when the device is worn by the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory R. JACKSON, David E. BEECHER, David E. ORR, Nathan SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200090702
    Abstract: Methods for digital content production and playback of an immersive stereographic video work provide or enhance interactivity of immersive entertainment using various different playback and production techniques. “Immersive stereographic” may refer to virtual reality, augmented reality, or both. The methods may be implemented using specialized equipment for immersive stereographic playback or production. Aspects of the methods may be encoded as instructions in a computer memory, executable by one or more processors of the equipment to perform the aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory I. Gewickey, Lewis S. Ostrover, Michael Smith, Michael Zink
  • Publication number: 20200085934
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for treating or preventing bacterial infection. In particular, the methods and compositions are directed towards C. difficile infection. In particular aspects, the compositions are vaccines containing multimeric polypeptides containing portions of multiple toxins from bacteria. The polypeptides induce effective immune responses thus treating or preventing infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jing-Hui TIAN, Ye LIU, Gale SMITH, Gregory GLENN, David FLYER
  • Publication number: 20200086704
    Abstract: The claimed invention relates to a container assembly for applying grease to the ball of a trailer hitch. Specifically, the grease applicator comprises a lower housing with an upper concave surface and an upper housing with an upper concave surface further comprising at least one aperture. Grease is introduced between the upper concave surface of the lower housing and the upper concave surface of the upper housing such that when the two surfaces are pressed together grease is emitted from the at least one aperture in the upper concave surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: MICHAEL CZEMSKE, GREGORY SMITH, CHRISTOPHER KOZLIK