Patents by Inventor James S. Smith

James S. 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20200327015
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for providing and managing data protection by using incremental forever for storage to cloud object stores. An incremental offload is performed by using one or more extents to identify blocks of data for a version of a virtual machine in operational recovery storage to be offloaded to a cloud object store, wherein each of the one or more extents identifies locations of the blocks of data. The blocks of data are converted to objects in an incremental forever data format. The objects are offloaded to the cloud object store. The details of the offloading of the objects are stored in a local database in the operational recovery storage. The local database is copied from the operational recovery storage to the cloud object store as a database copy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Omar Vargas, Avishai H. Hochberg, Thomas F. Ramke, JR., David G. Derk, Peter Tanenhaus, Stefan Bender, Michael S. Fruchtman, Vadzim I. Piletski, James P. Smith, Christopher Zaremba
  • 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: 10786380
    Abstract: A bariatric device includes an esophageal member having an esophageal surface that is configured to generally conform to the shape and size of a portion of the esophagus and an anchoring technique anchoring the esophageal member to the portion of the esophagus. The bariatric device includes a cardiac member having a cardiac surface that is configured to generally conform to the shape and size of a portion of the cardiac portion of the stomach and a connector connected with the esophageal member and the cardiac member to cause strain to be applied by the cardiac member to the cardiac portion of the stomach. The strain applied by the cardiac member to the cardiac portion of the stomach causes satiety in the absence of food. The connector is adapted to pass through the gastroesophageal junction while leaving a continuous portion of the gastroesophageal junction substantially unrestrained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: BFKW, LLC
    Inventors: Randal S. Baker, James A. Foote, Paul R. Kemmeter, Frederick J. Walburn, Peter M. Wilson, Adam I. Lehman, Barry J. Smith, Robert J. Chappolini
  • 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: 10781067
    Abstract: Container having a base portion defining a compartment and a lid portion moveable between an open position for access to the compartment and a closed position to cover the compartment. The base portion includes a bottom panel, a back panel extending from the bottom panel to a back panel upper edge, and back side tabs extending from the back panel and defining opposing sides of the base portion. The base portion further includes a front base panel extending upwardly from the bottom panel to a front angle panel, the front angle panel extending upwardly and inwardly from the front base panel to a free end. The lid portion is hingedly-coupled to the upper edge of the back panel. The container further includes a cutter disposed on the front angle panel. A blank and method for forming the container from a sheet of blank material is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Amy Frances Smith, Yashpal Rajendra Kamire, James S. Blythe, Neema Pourian, Zachary J. McIntosh, Katherine A. Reiser, José L. Padilla
  • Patent number: 10767824
    Abstract: An LED night-light includes a housing and first and second prongs extending out of the housing. A light-emitting diode is mounted to the housing and is configured to emit a first color of light. Circuitry is electrically connected to the light-emitting diode. The circuitry is configured for energizing the light-emitting diode when the first and second prongs are inserted into an electrical outlet connected to a power source. A color filter is mounted on the housing. The color filter is configured to filter the first color of light emitted from the light emitting diode to produce at least a second color of light different from the first color of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mary Elle Fashions, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Smith, James J. Riley, Kenneth A. Howard, Gavin Perry
  • Publication number: 20200261959
    Abstract: An expansion tool includes a housing, a motor supported within the housing, a mandrel, and a drive mechanism configured to convert a rotational input from the motor into translational movement of the mandrel. The drive mechanism includes a cam and a drive shaft coupled to the cam. The expansion tool further includes a frame including a hub and a neck extending from the hub and having an opening. A working element is coupled to the neck and has a plurality of jaws movable from a closed position toward an expanded position in response to movement of the mandrel from a retracted position toward an extended position. The mandrel extends through the opening to engage the jaws, and the drive shaft is rotatably supported by the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: James Wekwert, Jacob Lindsey, Peter J. Davies, Justin Miller, Andrew J. Smith, Troy C. Thorson, Ryan J. Denissen, John S. Scott
  • Publication number: 20200249827
    Abstract: System, method, and computer product embodiments for controlling a display device's display settings from a computing device's touch-based user interface are described. In an embodiment, the computing device establishes a wireless connectivity with the display device. The computing device sends a command generated to query information related to the display setting. Then, the computing device receives the queried information from the display device. The computing device configures a graphical user interface (GUI) with the queried information to display configurations of the display settings on the touchscreen. The configurations include the display settings currently configured in the display device. The computing device further enables, within GUI, a displayed configuration from the display configurations to be calibrated by one or more touch gestures on the touchscreen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Steve Shaw-Jong LIU, James Harold SHAW, Anita RANGANATH, Gregory S. GATES, Michael Chin-Ming FU, Matthew WEE, Kevin Ralph COOPER, Charles L. SMITH, Harold SUN
  • Patent number: 10703782
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    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. Von Rechenberg
  • Publication number: 20200158217
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift actuator selectively couples the input shaft to the main shaft by rotatably coupling gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. An integrated actuator housing is operationally coupled to the shift actuator and a linear clutch actuator. The linear clutch actuator is a self-adjusting actuator, and the transmission includes a self-adjusting clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Paul PETERSON, Graeme Andrew JACKSON, Timothy Scott SMITH, Paul WILSON, Christian CHIMNER, Andrzej WOTA, Carlos H. WINK, Benjamin S. SHEEN, Kevin MCGOVERN, David L. WADAS, Troy Scott REINOEHL, James Lee WHITAKER, Steven Michael PETERSON, Clinton Lee MCCLELLAN, Paige Elizabeth FERNALD, William A. DAVID
  • Patent number: 10647321
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift actuator selectively couples the input shaft to the main shaft by rotatably coupling gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. An integrated actuator housing includes a single external power access for the shift actuator. A controller interprets a shaft displacement angle, determines if the transmission is in an imminent zero or zero torque region, and performs a transmission operation in response to the transmission in the imminent zero or zero torque region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: EATON CUMMINS AUTOMATED TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Paul Peterson, Graeme Andrew Jackson, Timothy Scott Smith, Paul Wilson, Christian Chimner, Andrzej Wota, Carlos H. Wink, Benjamin S. Sheen, Kevin McGovern, David L. Wadas, Troy Scott Reinoehl, James Lee Whitaker, Steven Michael Peterson, Clinton Lee McClellan, Paige Elizabeth Fernald, William A. David, Sujay Kawale, Thomas Connolly, Justin Keith Griffiths, Joseph Paul Furner, Sipei Chen, Jeff Hawarden, Yeidei Wang, Adam Christopher Maurer, Carl Christopher Smith, Ian Daniel McKenzie, Ryan Pauls, Matthew R. Busdiecker, Christopher DeBoer
  • Patent number: 10649540
    Abstract: Devices, methods and products are described that provide information handling devices with touch-based reflective display. One aspect provides an information handling device including one or more processors; a display device; and a touchable control area having one or more configurable areas, said one or more configurable areas providing both reflective display and accepting touch-based input; wherein said touchable control area is disposed in place of at least a portion of a standard component of said information handling device, other than said display device, and provides functionality equivalent thereto in one or more configurations. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Stewart, James S. Rutledge, Adam M. Smith, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Thomas J. Sluchak, Jason P. Parrish
  • Publication number: 20200132177
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift actuator selectively couples the input shaft to the main shaft by rotatably coupling gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. An integrated actuator housing is operationally coupled to the shift actuator and a linear clutch actuator. The linear clutch actuator is a self-adjusting actuator, and the transmission includes a self-adjusting clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Paul PETERSON, Graeme Andrew JACKSON, Timothy Scott SMITH, Paul WILSON, Christian CHIMNER, Andrzej WOTA, Carlos H. WINK, Benjamin S. SHEEN, Kevin MCGOVERN, David L. WADAS, Troy Scott REINOEHL, James Lee WHITAKER, Steven Michael PETERSON, Clinton Lee MCCLELLAN, Paige Elizabeth FERNALD, William A. DAVID
  • Patent number: 10634860
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Thomas C. Tinucci, Cindy S. Walters, James W. Conroy, Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Marlon E. Holmquist
  • Publication number: 20200109778
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift control circuit operates a shift actuator using a first opposing pulse command and a first actuating pulse command, and releases pressure with shift actuating and opposing volumes of the shift actuator upon determining a shift completion event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Paul PETERSON, Graeme Andrew JACKSON, Timothy Scott SMITH, Paul WILSON, Christian CHIMNER, Andrzej WOTA, Carlos H. WINK, Benjamin S. SHEEN, Kevin MCGOVERN, David L. WADAS, Troy Scott REINOEHL, James Lee WHITAKER, Steven Michael PETERSON, Clinton Lee MCCLELLAN, Paige Elizabeth FERNALD, William A. DAVID, Sujay KAWALE, Thomas CONNOLLY, Justin Keith GRIFFITHS, Joseph Paul FURNER, Sipei CHEN, Jeff HAWARDEN, Yeidei WANG, Adam Christopher MAURER, Carl Christopher SMITH, Ian Daniel MCKENZIE, Ryan PAULS, Matthew R. BUSDIECKER, Christopher DEBOER
  • Patent number: 10611939
    Abstract: An abrasive article (100) comprising a backing (102); a make resin (112) contacting the backing (102); abrasive particles (114) contacting the make resin (112); and a size resin (116) contacting both the abrasive particles (114) and the make resin (112), wherein the make resin (112) includes an alkyl quaternary ammonium clay, which can take the form of Garamite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Philip S. Hill, Polly H. R. Keen, James R. Smith, Thomas A. Beard
  • 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.
  • Publication number: 20200103010
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift actuator selectively couples the input shaft to the main shaft by rotatably coupling gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. An integrated actuator housing is operationally coupled to the shift actuator and a linear clutch actuator. The linear clutch actuator is a self-adjusting actuator, and the transmission includes a self-adjusting clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Paul PETERSON, Graeme Andrew JACKSON, Timothy Scott SMITH, Paul WILSON, Christian CHIMNER, Andrzej WOTA, Carlos H. WINK, Benjamin S. SHEEN, Kevin MCGOVERN, David L. WADAS, Troy Scott REINOEHL, James Lee WHITAKER, Steven Michael PETERSON, Clinton Lee MCCLELLAN, Paige Elizabeth FERNALD, William A. DAVID
  • Patent number: D892364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Mary Elle Fashions, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Smith, James J. Riley, Kenneth A. Howard, Gavin Perry