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).

  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200103020
    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 21, 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, 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
  • Publication number: 20200096092
    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: March 26, 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
  • Publication number: 20200096093
    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: March 26, 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
  • Publication number: 20200096094
    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: March 26, 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
  • Publication number: 20200098231
    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 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 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
  • Publication number: 20200088292
    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 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 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
  • Publication number: 20200088280
    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: March 19, 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: 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: 20200080623
    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: March 12, 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: 10584778
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, LLC
    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
  • Publication number: 20200063928
    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: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew S. Smith, James J. Riley, Kenneth A. Howard, Gavin Perry
  • Patent number: 10574107
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes a machine segment that includes multiple coils. Each coil is electrically isolated from the other coils in the machine segment, and each coil is electrically coupled to at least one electrical terminal to provide electrical access to the coil. Each electrical terminal provides electrical access to the coil to which it is electrically coupled such that the coil can be removably electrically coupled to an electrical circuit. The machine segment is also configured to be removably mechanically coupled to a second machine segment to form at least a portion of a stator or a portion of a rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BWP Group
    Inventors: James S. Smith, Marc W. Eichinger, Stephane A. Eisen, James D. Jore, Michael A. Kvam, Brian J. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20200047758
    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: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 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
  • Publication number: 20200039516
    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: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 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: 10549670
    Abstract: A seat locking system for locking selectively a pivotable seat in a retracted position and in an extended position. The seat locking system includes a lock and a pivotable locking pawl adapted to selectively engage the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventor: James S. Smith
  • Patent number: 10549671
    Abstract: A seat locking system for selectively locking a pivotable seat in a retracted position and in an extended position. The seat locking system includes a lock and a pivotable locking pawl adapted to selectively engage the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventor: James S. Smith
  • Patent number: 10545836
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for hypervisor agnostic interchangeable backup recovery and file level recovery from virtual disks. Data is stored for a first virtual disk that represents data in a first format and metadata for the first virtual disk in a common data format in a storage having a fixed block length. A virtual disk file represents data in a second format that allows variable size blocks. Multiple instances of the fixed block length of blocks of data for the second virtual disk indicated in the virtual disk file are read. Each instance of the read fixed block length of blocks is written to the storage in the common data format with metadata describing the format of the blocks in the second virtual disk, and can be restored to a third virtual disk in the first or second format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David G. Derk, Robert C. Edwards, Jr., Michael S. Fruchtman, Avishai H. Hochberg, Vadzim I. Piletski, Delbert B. Hoobler, III, James P. Smith