Patents by Inventor James E. Smith

James E. 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: 20210011237
    Abstract: A telecommunications cabinet includes a cabinet housing; a fiber optic splitter; a plurality of spools disposed on a cable management surface; a panel oriented at a fixed angle relative to the access opening so that the panel extends laterally and rearwardly between the access opening and the cable management surface; and a plurality of adapters disposed on the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Daniel Ray Mertesdorf, Matthew Holmberg, Trevor D. Smith, Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Marlon E. Holmquist, Thomas Caesar Tinucci, Cindy S. Walters, James W. Conroy
  • Publication number: 20200412203
    Abstract: A wind turbine is disclosed. The wind turbine includes a shaft rotatable about an axis, a plurality of hubs fixedly attached to the shaft, and a plurality of vanes. The vanes are releasably engaged with each of the plurality of hubs. The vanes disengage from the hubs once the shaft rotates about the axis at a cut-out speed of the wind turbine. In another embodiment, the vanes are releasably engaged with the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Justin R. Chambers, James E. Smith
  • Patent number: 10865760
    Abstract: A quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator for producing corona discharge plasma from is presented. The quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator has a folded cavity made of opposing concentric cavity members that are nested together to form a continuous cavity ending in a aperture. A center conductor with a tip is positioned in the cavity. The folded cavity advantageously permits the coaxial cavity resonator to resonate at a lower operating frequency than an unfolded quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator of the same length. Embodiments of the quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator use narrower apertures to reduce radiative losses, and include center conductors that are reactive load elements, such as helical coils. When a radio frequency (RF) oscillation is produced in the quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator, corona discharge plasma is formed at the tip of the center conductor. The corona discharge plasma can be used to ignite combustible materials in combustion chambers of combustion engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: West Virginia University
    Inventors: James E. Smith, Franz A. Pertl
  • Publication number: 20200369733
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are nucleotide sequences encoding an insecticidal protein exhibiting Lepidopteran inhibitory activity, as well as novel insecticidal proteins referred to herein as a BCW 001, BCW 002, BCW 003, and BCW toxic protein-containing chimeras and BCW toxin insecticide, transgenic plants expressing the chimeras or the insecticide, and methods for detecting the presence of the nucleotide sequences or the insecticide in a biological sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: James A. BAUM, David J. BOWEN, Catherine A. CHAY, David J. CHI, William P. CLINTON, Crystal L. DART, Leigh ENGLISH, Stanislaw FLASINSKI, Victor M. GUZOV, Kevin A. JARRELL, Uma R. KESANAPALLI, Thomas M. MALVAR, Robert M. MCCARROLL, Jason S. MILLIGAN, Jay P. MORGENSTERN, Deborah G. RUCKER, Sara A. SALVADOR, Temple F. SMITH, Carlos E. SOTO, Collin M. STULTZ, Brian M. TURCZYK, Ty T. VAUGHN, Moritz W.F.F. VON RECHENBERG
  • Publication number: 20200357516
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter, provided herein are mechanisms (which can, for example, include systems, methods, and media) for automatically interpreting and classifying images of Gram-stained biological samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: James E. Kirby, Kenneth P. Smith, Anthony Kang
  • Patent number: 10829145
    Abstract: A steering apparatus includes a first pinion, an internal gear engaged with the first pinion, a second pinion fixed relative to the internal gear, a first gear engaged with the second pinion, a third pinion fixed relative to the first gear, and a steering rack meshed with the third pinion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Washnock, Jack E. Barry, Soungjin Wou, Garry Robert Smith, Jennifer Laz, James Philip Cooper, Daniel Steven Payne, Rohit Kadam
  • Patent number: 10827068
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method, apparatus, system and non-transitory computer program product configured to process user call responses and assign caller specific preferences to the user based on the caller's feedback. One example method of processing spoken words from a user of a calling platform may include operations, such as calling a user via a call processing device, and sending a call prompt message to the user after the user has answered the call, the call prompt message soliciting a user response. The user may respond and the response is received as a spoken call greeting from the user in response to the call prompt message. Other operations may include recording the spoken call greeting, and determining whether the spoken call greeting is indicative of a language preference. The system may process the user's word or utterances and assign language preferences to the user based on the user provided information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventors: James K. Boutcher, David Scheet, Jeffrey William Cordell, Daniel E. Smith
  • Patent number: 10812179
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for performing mispointing correction operations that can provide accurate pointing of an antenna towards a satellite, while also satisfying interference requirements with other satellites. As a result, the mispointing correction operations described herein can improve resource efficiency of communication systems using such antennas and help ensure compliance with interference requirements of other satellites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Petranovich, Bradley H. Smith, Eric L. Cross, Douglas J. Merrell, Samuel C. Finney
  • 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: 10804768
    Abstract: A wind turbine is disclosed. The wind turbine includes a shaft rotatable about an axis, a plurality of hubs fixedly attached to the shaft, and a plurality of vanes. The vanes are releasably engaged with each of the plurality of hubs. The vanes disengage from the hubs once the shaft rotates about the axis at a cut-out speed of the wind turbine. In another embodiment, the vanes are releasably engaged with the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: West Virginia University
    Inventors: Justin R. Chambers, James E. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200319414
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector holder is sized to fit within an opening for mounting a fiber optic adapter. The fiber optic connector holder is configured to permit a fiber optic connector with a dust cap positioned about a ferrule and a polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule to be inserted within and releasably held by the connector holder. A system for holding fiber optic connectors includes a fiber optic connector holder mounted within an opening in a bulkhead for mounting a fiber optic adapter. The fiber optic connector holder is configured to receive a fiber optic connector with a dust cap mounted about a ferrule and polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule. An optical fiber connector may be held to a bulkhead when the fiber optic connector includes a dust cap mounted about a ferrule and a polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Thomas C. Tinucci, Cindy S. Walters, James W. Conroy, Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Marlon E. Holmquist
  • Patent number: 10798322
    Abstract: A pixel array within an integrated-circuit image sensor is exposed to light representative of a scene during a first frame interval and then oversampled a first number of times within the first frame interval to generate a corresponding first number of frames of image data from which a first output image may be constructed. One or more of the first number of frames of image data are evaluated to determine whether a range of luminances in the scene warrants adjustment of an oversampling factor from the first number to a second number, if so, the oversampling factor is adjusted such that the pixel array is oversampled the second number of times within a second frame interval to generate a corresponding second number of frames of image data from which a second output image may be constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Craig M. Smith, Frank Armstrong, Jay Endsley, Thomas Vogelsang, James E. Harris, John Ladd, Michael Guidash
  • Publication number: 20200303706
    Abstract: A microporous membrane or substrate for an electrochemical device having a layer of a metal and/or metal oxide on at least one side of a polymeric porous membrane, wherein said layer is applied using a deposition method or technique such as vapor deposition, and wherein said layer contains one or more phases of a reactive metal oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Ronnie E. Smith, Katherine Chemelewski, Shante P. Williams, Junqing MA, James M. Rapley
  • Patent number: 10782497
    Abstract: A telecommunications cabinet includes a cabinet housing; a fiber optic splitter; a plurality of spools disposed on a cable management surface; a panel oriented at a fixed angle relative to the access opening so that the panel extends laterally and rearwardly between the access opening and the cable management surface; and a plurality of adapters disposed on the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Daniel Ray Mertesdorf, Matthew Holmberg, Trevor D. Smith, Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Marlon E. Holmquist, Thomas Caesar Tinucci, Cindy S. Walters, James W. Conroy
  • Patent number: 10759158
    Abstract: What is disclosed is an object holder for securely retaining an object while it is being printed in a direct-to-object print system and a direct-to-object print system configured to use various embodiments of the object holder of the present invention. In one embodiment, the object holder comprises a metallic shuttle mount configured to slideably traverse a support member positioned parallel to a plane formed by at least one printhead configured to eject marking material on to a surface of an object. A plurality of magnetic retainers are each shaped to physically secure the object to the metallic shuttle mount while the object is being moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Ireland, Michael N. Soures, Bruce H. Smith, Donald E. Thresh, James D. Vanbortel
  • Publication number: 20200270632
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to multiplex production and phenotyping of genetically engineered cells using RNA-guided nucleases and genomic barcoding. In particular, high-throughput multiplex genome editing is achieved utilizing a system that facilitates precise genome editing at desired target chromosomal loci by homology directed repair. Integration of guide RNA and donor DNA sequences as a genomic barcode at a separate chromosomal locus allows identification, isolation, and massively-parallel validation of individual variants from a pool of transformants. Strains can be arrayed according to their precise genetic modifications, as specified by donor DNA incorporation in heterologous or native genes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Roy, Justin D. Smith, Robert P. St. Onge, Lars M. Steinmetz, James E. Haber
  • Publication number: 20200268073
    Abstract: Implementations described herein include surgical helmet assemblies that have a helmet enclosure shaped to encircle a head of a user. The helmet enclosure retains a fan and includes a brow bar portion at a front of the helmet enclosure that is shaped to extend along a brow or a forehead of the user and having a light positioned therein. The helmet enclosure also includes a stabilizer extending downward from the helmet enclosure in front of the ears of a user, a face shield that is transparent and coupleable to at least the brow bar portion, a headband shaped to extend across an occiput region of the user's head, and a surgical garment for covering at least the head and shoulders of a user in use. The brow bar portion includes vents disposed therein to direct airflow pushed through the helmet enclosure from the fan onto the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ganesh B. Pavalarajan, Douglas C. Barker, John Bartholomew, George Brand, Anna Diorio-Blum, Larry Keith Hooks, JR., Steven E. Huckaby, Russell Kittel, James Prescott, Krista I.A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10744364
    Abstract: An exercise machine is provided for agonist-antagonist muscle training. A first variable resistance mechanism has a first line extending therefrom, a second variable resistance mechanism has a second line extending therefrom, and a user-engaged link is coupled to the first line and second line with the first line, second line, and link being aligned along a common axis. When the user applies a first tensile force to the first line via the link, the first line extends from the first variable resistance mechanism against its resistance force while the second line retracts towards the second variable resistance mechanism under its restoring force. Then, when the user applies a second tensile force to the second line via the link, the second line extends from the second variable resistance mechanism against its resistance force while the first line retracts towards the first variable resistance mechanism under its restoring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: James E. Smith, III
  • Publication number: 20200229843
    Abstract: A surgical system includes a surgical instrument and a cooling module. The cooling module includes a fluid reservoir retaining a conductive cooling fluid, a pump configured to pump the conductive cooling fluid along a flowpath, first and second electrodes disposed at first and second positions along the flowpath and configured to sense an electrical property of the conductive cooling fluid at the first and second positions, and a controller configured to determine an impedance of the conductive cooling fluid between the first and second positions based upon the sensed electrical properties of the first and second electrodes. A method for cooling a surgical instrument includes detecting an electrical property of a conductive cooling fluid at first and second positions along a flowpath and determining an impedance of the conductive cooling fluid between the first and second positions based upon the detected electrical properties at the first and second positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: James E. Thompson, Robert B. Smith, Daniel A. Friedrichs
  • Publication number: 20200219391
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device includes one or more computer processors, a communication device, and a memory comprising instructions that cause the one or more computer processors to: receive, using the communication device and from a set of vehicles, different sets of infrastructure data for a particular infrastructure article that is proximate to each respective vehicle of the set of vehicles, wherein each respective vehicle in the set of vehicles comprises at least one infrastructure sensor that generates infrastructure data descriptive of infrastructure articles that are proximate to the respective vehicle; determine, based at least in part on the different sets of infrastructure data for the particular infrastructure article from each respective vehicle of the set of vehicles, a quality metric for the infrastructure article; and perform at least one operation based at least in part on the quality metric for the infrastructure article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Smith, Justin M. Johnson, James B. Snyder, James W. Howard, Michael E. Hamerly, Onur Sinan Yordem