Patents by Inventor Hamilton Smith

Hamilton 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: 10708067
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems, methods, computer readable media, and devices configured to, for a first processor of a platform, generate a platform root key; create a data structure to encapsulate the platform root key, the data structure comprising a platform provisioning key and an identification of a registration service; and transmit, on a secure connection, the data structure to the registration service to register the platform root key for the first processor of the platform. Embodiments include systems, methods, computer readable media, and devices configured to store a device certificate received from a key generation facility; receive a manifest from a platform, the manifest comprising an identification of a processor associated with the platform; and validate the processor using a stored device certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent R. Scarlata, Francis X. McKeen, Carlos V. Rozas, Simon P. Johnson, Bo Zhang, James D. Beaney, Jr., Piotr Zmijewski, Wesley Hamilton Smith, Eduardo Cabre, Uday R. Savagaonkar
  • Patent number: 10615296
    Abstract: Approaches for the foil-based metallization of solar cells and the resulting solar cells are described. In an example, a solar cell includes a substrate. A plurality of alternating N-type and P-type semiconductor regions is disposed in or above the substrate. A conductive contact structure is disposed above the plurality of alternating N-type and P-type semiconductor regions. The conductive contact structure includes a plurality of metal seed material regions providing a metal seed material region disposed on each of the alternating N-type and P-type semiconductor regions. A metal foil is disposed on the plurality of metal seed material regions, the metal foil having anodized portions isolating metal regions of the metal foil corresponding to the alternating N-type and P-type semiconductor regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: SunPower Corporation, Total Marketing Services
    Inventors: Gabriel Harley, Taeseok Kim, Richard Hamilton Sewell, Michael Morse, David D. Smith, Matthieu Moors, Jens-Dirk Moschner
  • Publication number: 20170366359
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems, methods, computer readable media, and devices configured to, for a first processor of a platform, generate a platform root key; create a data structure to encapsulate the platform root key, the data structure comprising a platform provisioning key and an identification of a registration service; and transmit, on a secure connection, the data structure to the registration service to register the platform root key for the first processor of the platform. Embodiments include systems, methods, computer readable media, and devices configured to store a device certificate received from a key generation facility; receive a manifest from a platform, the manifest comprising an identification of a processor associated with the platform; and validate the processor using a stored device certificate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent R. Scarlata, Francis X. McKeen, Carlos V. Rozas, Simon P, Johnson, Bo Zhang, James D. Beaney, JR., Piotr Zmijewski, Wesley Hamilton Smith, Eduardo Cabre, Uday R. Savagaonkar
  • Publication number: 20110300598
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device of integrated neuronal cells interfaced with an electronic device and a method of producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Douglas Hamilton Smith, Bryan Pfister, David F. Meaney
  • Publication number: 20080305087
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device of integrated neuronal cells interfaced with an electronic device and a method of producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Douglas Hamilton Smith, Bryan Pfister, David F. Meaney
  • Patent number: 7429267
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device of integrated neuronal cells interfaced with an electronic device and a method of producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Douglas Hamilton Smith, Bryan Pfister, David F. Meaney
  • Publication number: 20070269862
    Abstract: A method is provided for introducing a genome into a cell or cell-like system. The introduced genome may occur in nature, be manmade with or without automation, or may be a hybrid of naturally occurring and manmade materials. The genome is obtained outside of a cell with minimal damage. Materials such as a proteins, RNAs, polycations, nucleoid condensation proteins, or gene translation systems may accompany the genome. The genome is installed into a naturally occurring cell or into a manmade cell-like system. A cell-like system or synthetic cell resulting from the practice of the provided method may be designed and used to yield gene-expression products, such as desired proteins. By enabling the synthesis of cells or cell-like systems comprising a wide variety of genomes, accompanying materials and membrane types, the provided method makes possible a broader field of experimentation and bioengineering than has been available using prior art methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: John Glass, Lei Young, Carole Lartigue, Nacyra Assad-Garcia, Hamilton Smith, Clyde Hutchison, J. Venter
  • Publication number: 20070264688
    Abstract: Methods are provided for constructing a synthetic genome, comprising generating and assembling nucleic acid cassettes comprising portions of the genome, wherein at least one of the nucleic acid cassettes is constructed from nucleic acid components that have been chemically synthesized, or from copies of the chemically synthesized nucleic acid components. In one embodiment, the entire synthetic genome is constructed from nucleic acid components that have been chemically synthesized, or from copies of the chemically synthesized nucleic acid components. Rational methods may be used to design the synthetic genome (e.g., to establish a minimal genome and/or to optimize the function of genes within a genome, such as by mutating or rearranging the order of the genes). Synthetic genomes of the invention may be introduced into vesicles (e.g., bacterial cells from which part or all of the resident genome has been removed, or synthetic vesicles) to generate synthetic cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: J. Venter, Hamilton Smith, Clyde Hutchison
  • Publication number: 20070122826
    Abstract: The present invention relates, e.g., to a minimal set of protein-coding genes which provides the information required for replication of a free-living organism in a rich bacterial culture medium, wherein (1) the gene set does not comprise the 101 genes listed in Table 2; and/or wherein (2) the gene set comprises the 381 protein-coding genes listed in Table 3 and, optionally, one of more of: a set of three genes encoding ABC transporters for phosphate import (genes MG410, MG411 and MG412; or genes MG289, MG290 and MG291); the lipoprotein-encoding gene MG185 or MG260; and/or the glycerophosphoryl diester phosphodiesterase gene MG293 or MG385.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Applicant: J. Craig Venter Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: John Glass, Hamilton Smith, Clyde Hutchison, Nina Alperovich, Nacyra Assad-Garcia
  • Publication number: 20070037196
    Abstract: The present invention relates, e.g., to an in vitro method, using isolated protein reagents, for joining two double-stranded (ds) DNA molecules of interest, wherein the distal region of the first DNA molecule and the proximal region of the second DNA molecule share a region of sequence identity, comprising (a) chewing back the DNA molecules with an enzyme having an exonuclease activity, to yield single-stranded overhanging portions of each DNA molecule which contain a sufficient length of the region of sequence identity to hybridize specifically to each other; (b) specifically annealing the single-stranded overhangs; and (c) repairing single-stranded gaps in the annealed DNA molecules and sealing the nicks thus formed (ligating the nicked DNA molecules). The region of sequence identity generally comprises at least 20 non-palindromic nucleotides (nt), e.g., at least about 40 non-palindromic nt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Applicant: The J. Craig Venter Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Gibson, Hamilton Smith
  • Publication number: 20070037197
    Abstract: The present invention relates, e.g., to in vitro method, using isolated protein reagents, for joining two double stranded (ds) DNA molecules of interest, wherein the distal region of the first DNA molecule and the proximal region of the second DNA molecule share a region of sequence identity, comprising contacting the two DNA molecules in a reaction mixture with (a) a non-processive 5? exonculease; (b) a single stranded DNA binding protein (SSB) which accelerates nucleic acid annealing; (c) a non strand-displacing DNA polymerase; and (d) a ligase, under conditions effective to join the two DNA molecules to form an intact double stranded DNA molecule, in which a single copy of the region of sequence identity is retained. The method allows the joining of a number of DNA fragments, in a predetermined order and orientation, without the use of restriction enzymes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Lei Young, Hamilton Smith, Daniel Gibson
  • Publication number: 20050131222
    Abstract: The present invention provides the sequencing of the entire genome of Haemophilus influenzae Rd, SEQ ID NO:1. The present invention further provides the sequence information stored on computer readable media, and computer-based systems and methods which facilitate its use. In addition to the entire genomic sequence, the present invention identifies over 1700 protein encoding fragments of the genome and identifies, by position relative to a unique Not I restriction endonuclease site, any regulatory elements which modulate the expression of the protein encoding fragments of the Haemophilus genome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Applicants: Human Genome Sciences, Inc., Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Robert Fleischmann, Mark Adams, Owen White, Hamilton Smith, J. Venter
  • Patent number: 6521809
    Abstract: Processes for the treatment of solutions used for the decontamination of radioactively contaminated surfaces wherein the solution contains radioactive metal ions and organic complexing agents are described herein. The processes include treating the solutions with a reagent suitable for the destruction of the complexing agent and contains a metal capable of existing in more than one oxidation state, and raising the pH of the resultant solution to a level at which the metal of the reagent precipitates or flocs out of the solution. Processes in which the contaminated solutions are treated with electromagnetic radiation, treated with UV or visible radiation, and treated at an ambient temperature are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: British Nuclear Fuels plc
    Inventors: Alexander Hamilton Smith, Peter Jonathan Watson Rance, Timothy Nicholas Milner, Alistair McLeod Easthope
  • Patent number: 6282564
    Abstract: An apparatus for communicating information. The apparatus comprises memory and a transmitter. The memory stores information in a data record having pre-defined information fragments and identification fields associated with respective information fragments for identifying respective information fragments. The transmitter transmits the information fragments and identifications of the information fragments in respective messages. A receiver operable to receive the messages transmitted by the transmitter reconstructs the data record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Hamilton Smith, Leonard George Bleile
  • Patent number: 6185439
    Abstract: In a digital switching network system wherein service measurements are periodically automatically collected, a user interfaces with the network via a Web browser to select those traffic counts of interest for on-demand sampling. The user designates whether the selected traffic counts are retrieved as a single sample or as a periodic sample. When the traffic counts are to be retrieved as a periodic sample, the user designates a period for the periodic sample. The system determines the locations where the traffic counts resides in the network, retrieves the traffic counts from their locations, and displays the traffic counts to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo Guerrero, Terry George Hinrichs, Kuo-Ting Hsu, Dale Oliver Knudson, Todd Hamilton Smith
  • Patent number: 6169221
    Abstract: A process for the decontamination of radioactively contaminated metal which comprises contacting the metal with a decontamination reagent solution containing an organic acid and an oxidising agent, allowing said solution to react with the contaminated metal at a pH of up to 4.5, treating the resulting solution to cause substantially complete precipitation of dissolved metal together with radionuclides and separating precipitated material, containing radioactive contaminants, from said solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: British Nuclear Fuels plc
    Inventors: Timothy Nicholas Milner, Alexander Hamilton Smith, Neil Graham Smart
  • Patent number: 6135651
    Abstract: A software patch method and apparatus using a content addressable memory (CAM) to produce a code change enable signal when a program memory address matches a patch memory address, to cause program execution of modem operation to be diverted to the patch code when an address comparison hit is achieved. The patching apparatus includes a program memory for applying program instructions onto a data bus for execution, unless an address comparison of a program address and a patch address causes application of a substitute address onto the data bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Thomas Leinfelder, Wesley Hamilton Smith, Sanjay Gupta, Navin Jaffer, Shahin Hedayat, Babu Mandava
  • Patent number: 6061439
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for obtaining subscriber services available from a service provider, in a telephone in communication with the service provider. The method includes the step of receiving a subscriber services message at the telephone, where the subscriber services message includes a feature identifier for identifying at least one of a plurality of features available in the telephone and a feature controller for controlling whether or not the feature is to be enabled at the telephone. The method further includes the steps of displaying at the telephone a display message including an indication of features enabled at the telephone and transmitting to the service provider a feature request code associated with an enabled feature selected by a user of the telephone, the subscriber services request identifying to the service provider a request for the enabled feature selected by the user. The enabled feature is then provided to the telephone by the central office.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard George Bleile, Anthony Hamilton Smith
  • Patent number: 5970125
    Abstract: A system and method for providing messaging services at customer premises equipment. The system includes a messaging platform for receiving and storing messages, the messaging platform including a transmitter for receiving information request messages and a transmitter for transmitting information and customer premises equipment. The customer premises equipment includes a transmitter for transmitting an information request message from the CPE to the messaging platform and a receiver for receiving information from the messaging platform in response to the information request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Hamilton Smith, Jacques Pierre LaPointe, Kevin Peter Morris