Patents by Inventor James Robert Smith

James Robert 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: 10856570
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base. In another assembly method, the base may be moved between a plurality of robots which direct the base downwardly into contact with components to couple the components therewith. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jack Gray Flinchum, Jr., Wayne Douglas Brown, Nicholas Harrison Watson, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Paul Andrew Brinkley, James Robert Covino, John DePiano, Edward Louis Dickinson, Eugene R. Harris, Kevin Edward Keough, David Jay Smith, John Hook, Michael LaCourse, Robert Metcalf, Steven Hart, David Pelletier, Marc Bourque, Nathaniel Cambray, John William Wolber, James William McClellan, Steven R. Mongillo, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr.
  • 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: 10697301
    Abstract: A turbine engine can include an airfoil comprising an outer wall bounding an interior, as well as an airfoil cooling circuit located within the interior and including a feed tube separating into at least first and second branches. A flow divider can be included in the airfoil and positioned to confront the feed tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Michael Hoffman, Weston Nolan Dooley, Matthew Lee Krumanaker, Aaron Ezekiel Smith, Steven Robert Brassfield
  • Publication number: 20200197088
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, systems, devices and methods for modulating targeted nerve fibers (e.g., hepatic neuromodulation) or other tissue are provided. Systems, devices and methods for cooling energy delivery members are also provided. The systems may be configured to access tortuous anatomy of or adjacent hepatic vasculature. The systems may be configured to target nerves surrounding (e.g., within adventitia of or within perivascular space of) an artery or other blood vessel, such as the common hepatic artery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony Ciro Vrba, Scott Raymond Smith, Bobak Robert Azamian, James G. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10609961
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base. In another assembly method, the base may be moved between a plurality of robots which direct the base downwardly into contact with components to couple the components therewith. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jack Gray Flinchum, Jr., Wayne Douglas Brown, Nicholas Harrison Watson, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Paul Andrew Brinkley, James Robert Covino, John DePiano, Edward Louis Dickinson, Eugene R. Harris, Kevin Edward Keough, David Jay Smith, John Hook, Michael LaCourse, Robert Metcalf, Steven Hart, David Pelletier, Marc Bourque, Nathaniel Cambray, John William Wolber, James William McClellan, Steven R. Mongillo, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10588352
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base. In another assembly method, the base may be moved between a plurality of robots which direct the base downwardly into contact with components to couple the components therewith. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jack Gray Flinchum, Jr., Wayne Douglas Brown, Nicholas Harrison Watson, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Paul Andrew Brinkley, James Robert Covino, John DePiano, Edward Louis Dickinson, Eugene R. Harris, Kevin Edward Keough, David Jay Smith, John Hook, Michael LaCourse, Robert Metcalf, Steven Hart, David Pelletier, Marc Bourque, Nathaniel Cambray, John William Wolber, James William McClellan, Steven R. Mongillo, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200047793
    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: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: JOSEPH WASHNOCK, JACK E. BARRY, SOUNGJIN WOU, GARRY ROBERT SMITH, JENNIFER LAZ, JAMES PHILIP COOPER, DANIEL STEVEN PAYNE, ROHIT KADAM
  • Publication number: 20200017398
    Abstract: A glass ceramic article including a lithium disilicate crystalline phase, a petalite crystalline phased, and a residual glass phase. The glass ceramic article has a warp (?m)<(3.65×10?6/?m×diagonal2) where diagonal is a diagonal measurement of the glass ceramic article in ?m, a stress of less than 30 nm of retardation per mm of glass ceramic article thickness, a haze (%)<0.0994t+0.12 where t is the thickness of the glass ceramic article in mm, and an optical transmission (%)>0.91×10(2-0.03t) of electromagnetic radiation wavelengths from 450 nm to 800 nm, where t is the thickness of the glass ceramic article in mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Carol Ann Click, James Howard Edmonston, Qiang Fu, Jill Marie Hall, Mathieu Gerard Jacques Hubert, Dhananjay Joshi, Andrew Peter Kittleson, Katherine Weber Kroemer, Galan Gregory Moore, Rohit Rai, John Richard Ridge, John Robert Saltzer, JR., Charlene Marie Smith, Erika Lynn Stapleton, Matthew Daniel Trosa, Ljerka Ukrainczyk, Shelby Kerin Wilson, Bin Yang, Zheming Zheng
  • Publication number: 20200017399
    Abstract: A glass-ceramic article having one or more crystalline phases; a residual glass phase; a compressive stress layer extending from a first surface to a depth of compression (DOC); a maximum central tension greater than 70 MPa; a stored tensile energy greater than 22 J/m2; a fracture toughness greater than 1.0 MPa?m; and a haze less than 0.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Carol Ann Click, Indrajit Dutta, James Howard Edmonston, Michael S. Fischer, Qiang Fu, Ozgur Gulbiten, Jill Marie Hall, Mathieu Gerard Jacques Hubert, Dhananjay Joshi, Andrew Peter Kittleson, Rohit Rai, John Robert Saltzer, JR., Charlene Marie Smith, Matthew Daniel Trosa, Matthew Artus Tuggle, James Clark Walck, JR., Alana Marie Whittier, Zheming Zheng
  • Patent number: 10524859
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, systems, devices and methods for modulating targeted nerve fibers (e.g., hepatic neuromodulation) or other tissue are provided. Systems, devices and methods for cooling energy delivery members are also provided. The systems may be configured to access tortuous anatomy of or adjacent hepatic vasculature. The systems may be configured to target nerves surrounding (e.g., within adventitia of or within perivascular space of) an artery or other blood vessel, such as the common hepatic artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Metavention, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Ciro Vrba, Scott Raymond Smith, Bobak Robert Azamian, James G. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10516722
    Abstract: A method includes accessing a webpage at a web server from a mobile application executing at a mobile device. A mobile application tag may be identified in the webpage, where the mobile application tag is independent of a device type of the mobile device. The method also includes determining that the mobile application tag corresponds to a native device function of the mobile device and accessing the native device function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Unwired Asset Management LLC
    Inventors: Charles Eric Smith, Roy Stacey Zuniga, James Edward Butcher, Jonathon Robert Lee
  • Patent number: 10508548
    Abstract: An airfoil assembly for a turbine engine can comprise a platform having first and second opposing surfaces, an airfoil extending from the first surface, a base extending from the second surface, and a platform cooling circuit including a feed tube, a first branch, a second branch, and a flow divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Michael Hoffman, Weston Nolan Dooley, Aaron Ezekiel Smith, Steven Robert Brassfield
  • Publication number: 20190376630
    Abstract: An exemplary duct system includes a rigid duct member, a first duct connector connected to the rigid duct member, a first sealing member disposed between the rigid duct member and the first duct connector, a flexible duct, a second duct connector connected to the flexible duct, and a second sealing member disposed between the first duct connector and the second duct connector. The first duct connector is assembled to the second duct connector to compress the second sealing member and form a seal between the first duct connector and the second duct connector and thereby form a seal between the rigid duct member and the flexible duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Howard Smith, Neil Robert Hettler, Katrina Keeley, Weigang Qi, David H. Wolf, Clarke Berdan, II, Frank Sidney Tyler, James Rinne
  • Patent number: 10470497
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base. In another assembly method, the base may be moved between a plurality of robots which direct the base downwardly into contact with components to couple the components therewith. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jack Gray Flinchum, Jr., Wayne Douglas Brown, Nicholas Harrison Watson, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Paul Andrew Brinkley, James Robert Covino, John DePiano, Edward Louis Dickinson, Eugene R. Harris, Kevin Edward Keough, David Jay Smith, John Hook, Michael LaCourse, Robert Metcalf, Steven Hart, David Pelletier, Marc Bourque, Nathaniel Cambray, John William Wolber, James William McClellan, Steven R. Mongillo, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190301261
    Abstract: A ball launcher and method for actuating wellsite equipment at a wellsite is disclosed. The wellsite has wellhead equipment positioned at an inlet of a wellbore. The ball launcher includes a housing, a ball release, and a housing extension. The housing has a passage for receiving balls. The ball is release positionable about the housing. The ball release includes a feeder to selectively and sequentially release the balls from the housing. The housing extension includes a hopper tube and a feed tube. The hopper tube has an inlet to receive the balls from the housing, the feed tube extending at an angle from the hopper tube. The feed tube has an exit a distance above the wellhead equipment to release the balls therethrough whereby the balls are dropped into and activates the wellsite equipment in the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: James William Anthony, Marion M. Ringo, David Chesney, Roma Montifar, Thomas Bell, Tyler Chaney, Joel Henry, Craig Ronald Smith, Steven Robert Olsen
  • Patent number: 10422458
    Abstract: An exemplary duct system includes a rigid duct member, a first duct connector connected to the rigid duct member, a first sealing member disposed between the rigid duct member and the first duct connector, a flexible duct, a second duct connector connected to the flexible duct, and a second sealing member disposed between the first duct connector and the second duct connector. The first duct connector is assembled to the second duct connector to compress the second sealing member and form a seal between the first duct connector and the second duct connector and thereby form a seal between the rigid duct member and the flexible duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Howard Smith, Neil Robert Hettler, Katrina Keeley, Weigang Qi, David H. Wolf, Clarke Berdan, II, Frank Sidney Tyler, James Rinne
  • Patent number: 9081379
    Abstract: In a method of controlling operation of a processing system, a host computer, a process tool and a component of an evacuation system, for example an abatement tool, are connected to a system bus. The abatement tool monitors signals transmitted on the system bus between the host computer and the process tool, and signals received directly from the process tool. The abatement tool uses information contained within the monitored signals to generate a signal for the process tool regarding an operating characteristic of the abatement tool. This signal is transmitted either directly or over the system bus to the process tool, which uses the generated signal to control an operating state of the process tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Edwards Limited
    Inventors: James Robert Smith, Michael Roger Czerniak, Nigel James Gibbins
  • Patent number: 9044707
    Abstract: In a method of operating a microwave plasma abatement apparatus comprising a microwave generator, and a gas chamber for receiving microwave energy from the microwave generator and within which a plasma is generated using the microwave energy, the amount of microwave energy that is not absorbed within the gas chamber is monitored, and the power of the microwave energy generated by the microwave generator is adjusted in dependence on the monitored microwave energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Edwards Limited
    Inventors: Marilena Radoiu, James Robert Smith, Andrew James Seeley
  • Patent number: 8834824
    Abstract: A method is described for treating a gas stream comprising fluorine (F2) gas. In a preferred embodiment, the method comprises adding water vapor to a gas stream and conveying the gas stream and water vapor to a reaction chamber containing a heated bed of material to react with F2 to form an inorganic fluoride while inhibiting formation of CF4 within the reaction chamber, and at least partially evacuating the reaction chamber so that the gas stream is conveyed to and from the reaction chamber at sub-atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Edwards Limited
    Inventors: James Robert Smith, Andrew David Wright
  • Patent number: 8776719
    Abstract: A microwave plasma reactor (10) comprises a reactor chamber, a microwave resonant cavity (14) located within the reactor chamber, a waveguide (16) for conveying microwave radiation to the resonant cavity, the waveguide having a convergent tapered portion, means for forming an electromagnetic standing wave within the resonant cavity from the microwave radiation for initiating and sustaining a plasma within the resonant cavity, the resonant cavity having a gas inlet and a gas outlet, and conduit means extending from the gas outlet for containing a plasma conveyed from the resonant cavity with a gas flowing from the gas inlet to the gas outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Edwards Limited
    Inventors: Marilena Radoiu, James Robert Smith, Andrew James Seeley