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: 10537986
    Abstract: A tracking-enabled extended-reach tool system acting upon a workpiece. The tool system includes a gimbal positioned adjacent an opening in a surface, a sensor system, a computer control, and a display. The extended-reach arm has a first end, a second end, an end effector including a tool adjacent the first end. The extended-reach arm engages the gimbal for relative rotational movement and relative slidable movement through the opening positioning the end effector and the tool on a side of the surface opposite the second end. The sensor system is configured to measure a linear position of the extended-reach arm relative to the gimbal. The computer control receives signals from the sensor system indicative of the linear position of the extended-reach arm relative to the gimbal. The display is connected to the computer control and displays a representation of the workpiece and the tool relative to each other in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James J. Troy, Gary E. Georgeson, Paul S. Rutherford, Nathan R. Smith
  • 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: 10537028
    Abstract: Electrically conductive patterns formed on a substrate are provided with a reduced visibility. A region of a major surface of the substrate is selectively roughened to form a roughened pattern on the major surface of the substrate. Electrically conductive traces are directly formed on the roughened region and are conformal with the roughened pattern on the major surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew S. Stay, Matthew R. Smith, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, John T. Strand, Moses M. David, Glen A. Jerry, Ellison G. Kawakami, Karl K. Stensvad, James R. Starkey
  • Patent number: 10527809
    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: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, James W. Conroy, Daniel Ray Mertesdorf, Matthew Holmberg, Trevor D. Smith, Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Marlon E. Holmquist, Thomas Caesar Tinucci, Cindy S. Walters
  • Patent number: 10528241
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    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
  • Publication number: 20190384680
    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: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: David G. Derk, Robert C. Edwards, Jr., Michael S. Fruchtman, Avishai H. Hochberg, Vadzim I. Piletski, Delbert B. Hoobler, III, James P. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190370117
    Abstract: For accessing files from block-level backups of a virtual disk, a system, method, computer program product and apparatus are disclosed. The system includes an apparatus with a changed block module that determines changed blocks between a previous and a current block-level backup of a virtual disk. A mapping module maps logical clusters of the virtual disk to the changed blocks and identifies files corresponding to the logical clusters. A changed file module designates files corresponding to the logical clusters as changed files, unless current attributes of files for the current backup match attributes of the files in a backup file index corresponding to the previous backup. The changed file module stores the current attributes and extents for changed files within blocks of a backup storage device for updating in the backup file index. The method and computer program product perform these functions and may use the system and the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Michael S. Fruchtman, Avishai H. Hochberg, Vadzim I. Piletski, James P. Smith
  • Patent number: 10479474
    Abstract: Provided are wingtip torque boxes and methods of fabricating such boxes using friction stir welding. Specifically, a wingtip torque box may be formed by friction stir welding two monolithic clamshells along their respective spars thereby forming a new monolithic structure. Use of the friction stir welding and monolithic clamshells simplifies the overall fabrication process and yields a robust wingtip torque box that can be bolted on or otherwise attached to an aircraft wing. The wingtip torque box may include internal grid stiffeners and/or external stiffeners that may be also monolithic with other components of the box. For example, the stiffeners may be machined in spars or skin portions of the clamshells during fabrication of clamshells. The wingtip torque box may have a continuous cavity extending between the ends and, in some embodiments, between spars of the box and providing access for performing various operations inside the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael P. Shemkunas, Kenneth D. Cominsky, Steven S. Heer, David P. Heck, Benjamin D. Smith, John A. Baumann, Matthew D. Uhlman, Burke L. Reichlinger, Eric E. Thomas, James P. Dobberfuhl
  • Patent number: 10485111
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to semiconductor structures and, more particularly, to via and skip via structures and methods of manufacture. The method includes: forming a first metallization layer with a first capping layer over the first metallization layer; forming a second metallization layer with a second capping layer over the second metallization layer; forming a partial skip via structure to the first metallization layer by removing a portion of the first capping layer and the second capping and depositing conductive material in an opening formed in the second metallization layer; forming a third capping layer over the filled partial skip via and the second capping layer; and forming a remaining portion of a skip via structure in alignment with the partial skip via structure by opening the third capping layer to expose the conductive material of the partial skip via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Shao Beng Law, Nicholas V. LiCausi, Errol Todd Ryan, James McMahon, Ryan S. Smith, Xunyuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190347178
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for triggering a processing of a data object stored in a bucket in a data store. A modification listener can determine that that the data object has been modified. The modification listener can trigger a processing of the data object by executable code associated with the data object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: PIRAGASH VELUMMYLUM, JOHANNA S. OLSON, KORWIN J. SMITH, JAMES H. WOOD
  • 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.
  • Patent number: 10464547
    Abstract: A vehicle includes drive wheels, an energy source having an available energy, a torque-generating device powered by the energy source to provide an input torque, a transmission configured to receive the input torque and deliver an output torque to the set of drive wheels, and a controller. The controller, as part of a programmed method, predicts consumption of the available energy along a predetermined travel route using onboard data, offboard data, and a first logic block, and also corrects the predicted energy consumption using the onboard data, offboard data, and an error correction loop between a second logic block and the first logic block. The controller also executes a control action with respect to the vehicle using the corrected energy consumption, including changing a logic state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: David S. Park, Kevin J. Smith, Terence L. Meehan, Todd P. Lindemann, Richard B. Weinberg, James B. Nicholson, Chia-Hsiang Liu, Andrew M. Zettel, Ramon A. Alonso
  • Patent number: 10436998
    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: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Daniel Ray Mertesdorf, Matthew J. Holmberg, Trevor D. Smith, Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Marlon E. Holmquist, Thomas Caesar Tinucci, Cindy S. Walters, James W. Conroy
  • Patent number: 10417098
    Abstract: For accessing files from block-level backups of a virtual disk, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a changed block module that obtains a list of changed blocks between a previous and a current backup of a virtual disk. The apparatus includes a mapping module that maps logical clusters of the virtual disk to the changed blocks and identifies files corresponding to the logical clusters. The apparatus further includes a changed file module that designates the files corresponding to the logical clusters as changed files, unless current attributes of the files for the current backup match attributes of the files in a backup file index corresponding to the previous backup of the virtual disk. The changed file module further stores the current attributes and extents for the changed files within blocks of a backup storage device for updating in the backup file index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Fruchtman, Avishai H. Hochberg, Vadzim I. Piletski, James P. Smith
  • Patent number: 10402297
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for processing file modifications in a networked storage system. A file is stored in a file system. If a modification listener is associated with the file, a notification that the file has been modified is sent to the modification listener. The modification listener can trigger processing of the file by executable code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Piragash Velummylum, Johanna S. Olson, Korwin J. Smith, James H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20190262201
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus may include a support surface configured to conduct air along a top face of the support surface so that heat and moisture from a patient lying on the support surface are drawn away from the top face of the support surface. An opening may be formed in a side of the support surface. A cavity may extend from the opening into the support surface. An inlet port may be positioned within the cavity and fluidly coupled to the top face. A blower assembly may be configured to position within the cavity. The blower assembly may have an outlet port that couples to the inlet port when the blower assembly is positioned within the cavity. The blower assembly may conduct air through the inlet port to the top face of the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Darrell L. Borgman, Douglas E. Borgman, Arpit Shah, Wui Hsien Wong, Keith Moores, Jason M. Gilreath, Michael R. Montini, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Eric R. Meyer, Frank E. Sauser, Catherine M. Wagner, Rachel L. Williamson, Brandon P. Fisk, Jason B. Grace, Brian Guthrie, Nicole Johannigman, Gregory J. Shannon, David C. Newkirk, Michael Churilla, Jnanesha Ramegowda, Taylor Franklin, Kathryn R. Smith, John G. Byers, Frederick K. Schultz, Andrew R. Wager, Sridhar Karimpuzha Seshadri, Gary R. Gibbons, Scott M. Corbin, John Goewert, Thomas L. Simpson, Faron L. Blessing, James D. Voll, Kin Meng Choi, Stephen S. Amrhein, Herve Gautier, Jean-Francois Lellig, Philippe Kaikenger, Matthieu Guetta
  • Publication number: 20190255087
    Abstract: Method of producing nanoparticle of drug and imaging agents are provided. The phosphorylated encapsulated drugs and imaging agents could be encapsulated at therapeutic levels, were encapsulated at higher amounts. The CPSNPs were more effective in treating cancer, in reducing cancer proliferation, arresting cancer cell growth than when not in the form of a CPSNP, and showed efficacious treatment of cancer cells at far lower dosage than free molecules. Calcium phosphosilicate and phosphate nanoparticles are disclosed and their method of use. The methods and nanoparticles are particularly efficacious where CPSNPs were used to encapsulate 5-FU metabolites such as FdUMP and gemcitabine metabolites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: James H. Adair, Gail L. Matters, Welley S. Loc, Amra Tabakovic, Mark Kester, Sam Linton, Christopher McGovern, Xiaomeng Tang, Gary A. Clawson, Jill P. Smith, Tye Deering
  • Publication number: 20190245421
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a first member that supports a magnetic flux carrying member and a second member that supports a magnetic flux generating member disposed for movement relative to the first member. An air gap control system is coupled to at least one of the first member or the second member and includes an air gap control device that is separate from a primary magnetic flux circuit formed between the first member and the second member. The air gap control device is configured to exert a force on one of the first and second members in response to movement of the other of the first and second members in a direction that reduces a distance between the first and second members to maintain a minimum distance between the first and second members and/or substantially center the one of the first and second members within the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Boulder Wind Power, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. SMITH, Matthew B. JORE, Michael A. KVAM, David SAMSEL, Charles Perry BUTTERFIELD, JR., Brian J. SULLIVAN, James David DUFORD
  • Patent number: 10371915
    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: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Daniel Ray Mertesdorf, Matthew J. Holmberg, Trevor D. Smith, Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Marlon E. Holmquist, Thomas Caesar Tinucci, Cindy S. Walters, James W. Conroy
  • Publication number: 20190232247
    Abstract: A composite material for gas capture, notably CO2 capture and storage. The composite material includes a mixture of a solid or liquid reactive filler and a gas permeable polymer such that the reactive filler forms micron-scale domains in the polymer matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Du T. Nguyen, Roger D. Aines, Sarah E. Baker, William L. Bourcier, Eric B. Duoss, James S. Oakdale, Megan M. Smith, William L. Smith, Joshuah K. Stolaroff, Congwang Ye