Patents by Inventor James W. Smith

James W. 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: 20220307261
    Abstract: An exemplary shingle includes at least one coated shingle sheet defining a headlap portion and a tab portion each having opposed upper and lower surfaces. A first line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a first thermally activated adhesive material. A second line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a second thermally activated adhesive material having a minimum activation temperature less than a minimum activation temperature of the first thermally activated adhesive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: David P. Aschenbeck, James E. Loftus, Donn R. Vermilion, Lawrence J. Grubka, Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Bert W. Elliott, Christopher Kasprzak, Edward Richard Harrington, JR., Christina Marie Wise, William Edwin Smith, Shu Situ-Loewenstein, Jonathan M. Verhoff, Benjamin Barszcz, David Michael Ploense
  • Patent number: 11445654
    Abstract: A system for identifying plugging within an agricultural implement is provided. The system includes a ground engaging tool configured to be supported by the agricultural implement. A fluidic actuator is coupled to the ground engaging tool. The fluidic actuator is operable to adjust the ground engaging tool between a lifted position and a ground engaging position. A pressure sensor is configured to measure a pressure of fluid supplied to the fluidic actuator. A controller is communicatively coupled to the pressure sensor. The controller is configured to receive, from the pressure sensor, a signal that corresponds to the pressure of fluid supplied to the fluidic actuator. The controller is further configured to determine when the ground engaging tool is plugged based at least in part on the signal from the pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Smith, Trevor Stanhope, Joshua David Harmon, James W. Henry
  • Publication number: 20220292749
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device includes one or more computer processors configured to receive, from an image capture device, an image of a physical scene that is viewable by an operator of a vehicle, wherein the physical scene is at least partially in a trajectory of the vehicle; receive, from an eye-tracking sensor, eye-tracking data that indicates a portion of the physical scene at which vision of the operator is directed; generate, based at least in part on excluding the portion of the physical scene at which vision of the operator is directed, a description of the physical scene; and perform at least one operation based at least in part on the description of the physical scene that is generated based at least in part on excluding the portion of the physical scene at which the vision of the operator is directed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Andrew W. Long, Kenneth L. Smith, James B. Snyder, Payas Tikotekar, Carla H. Barnes
  • Patent number: 11419626
    Abstract: Ultrasonic surgical instruments including a handle housing, a switch frame, and a switch assembly are disclosed. The switch assembly may include a first switch arrangement movably supported on a distal portion of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a first switch contact supported by the switch frame. The switch assembly may further include a second switch arrangement including a right switch button movably supported on a right side of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a right switch contact supported by the switch frame, and a left switch button movably supported on a left side of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a left switch contact supported by the switch frame. The first and second switch arrangements may be configured to be selectively actuatable by a single hand supporting the handle housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Richard W. Timm, Daniel W. Price, Jeffery T. Kirk, Jose Domingo Vasquez, Timothy G. Dietz, Richard C. Smith, Ryan M. Asher, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Craig T. Davis, Emron J. Henry, James W. Voegele, Gregory W. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20220250320
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing system includes a resin vessel containing resin, an imaging bar, a movement mechanism coupled to the imaging bar, and a controller. The imaging bar includes an arrangement of light emitting devices that selectively emit radiation from an exit surface of the imaging bar to define a build plane in the resin. The exit surface of the imaging bar is preferably less than 10 millimeters from the build plane. The controller is configured to scan the imaging bar along a scan axis and, concurrent with scanning, operate the imaging bar to selectively image a layer of resin at the build plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Robert W. Beauchamp, Ning Zheng, James Francis Smith, III
  • Patent number: 11391046
    Abstract: An exemplary shingle includes at least one coated shingle sheet defining a headlap portion and a tab portion each having opposed upper and lower surfaces. A first line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a first thermally activated adhesive material. A second line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a second thermally activated adhesive material having a minimum activation temperature less than a minimum activation temperature of the first thermally activated adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Aschenbeck, James E. Loftus, Donn R. Vermilion, Lawrence J. Grubka, Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Bert W. Elliott, Christopher Kasprzak, Edward Richard Harrington, Jr., Christina Marie Wise, William Edwin Smith, Shu Situ-Loewenstein, Jonathan M. Verhoff, Benjamin Barszcz, David Michael Ploense
  • Patent number: 8984157
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention are directed to a method and system for discovering business content transfer paths in a network using file transfer information, and for calculating business risk per network component in a network. A method according to an embodiment includes: obtaining file transfer information for a plurality of file transfers between a plurality of nodes within a network; generating a confidence of correlation for each pair of file transfers in the plurality of file transfers; determining interdependencies between the plurality of file transfers based on the confidence of correlation for each pair of file transfers; and determining a business content transfer path based on the interdependencies between the plurality of file transfers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vedika Dalmia, Thomas I. Lewin, James W. Smith, Peter F. Weller
  • Patent number: 8697982
    Abstract: A radiation-emitting polymer composition includes a polysiloxane polymer including tritium and a wavelength-shifter chemically bonded as a side chain to the polysiloxane polymer or chemically bonded as a side chain to a siloxane carrier dispersed within the polysiloxane polymer. The wavelength-shifter includes a plurality of cyclic chemical moieties and emits electromagnetic radiation in response to radiation emitted by the tritium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: LEP America, Incorporated
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Bruce McKague
  • Publication number: 20140048127
    Abstract: A radiation-emitting polymer composition includes a polysiloxane polymer including tritium and a wavelength-shifter chemically bonded as a side chain to the polysiloxane polymer or chemically bonded as a side chain to a siloxane carrier dispersed within the polysiloxane polymer. The wavelength-shifter includes a plurality of cyclic chemical moieties and emits electromagnetic radiation in response to radiation emitted by the tritium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: LEP America, Incorporated
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Bruce McKague
  • Publication number: 20140025840
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention are directed to a method and system for discovering business content transfer paths in a network using file transfer information, and for calculating business risk per network component in a network. A method according to an embodiment includes: obtaining file transfer information for a plurality of file transfers between a plurality of nodes within a network; generating a confidence of correlation for each pair of file transfers in the plurality of file transfers; determining interdependencies between the plurality of file transfers based on the confidence of correlation for each pair of file transfers; and determining a business content transfer path based on the interdependencies between the plurality of file transfers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vedika Dalmia, Thomas I. Lewin, James W. Smith, Peter F. Weller
  • Patent number: 8569610
    Abstract: A light-emitting polymer composition includes a polysiloxane polymer having tritium that emits radiation and a wavelength-shifter chemically bonded to the polysiloxane polymer or a siloxane carrier dispersed within the polysiloxane polymer. The wavelength-shifter emits light in response to the radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Power and Light Sources, Incorporated
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Bruce McKague
  • Publication number: 20120145217
    Abstract: A light-emitting polymer composition includes a polysiloxane polymer having tritium that emits radiation and a wavelength-shifter chemically bonded to the polysiloxane polymer or a siloxane carrier dispersed within the polysiloxane polymer. The wavelength-shifter emits light in response to the radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Bruce McKague
  • Patent number: 7482386
    Abstract: Methods for controlling dust which include applying an effective amount of a composition including an alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) surfactant, a polyglycol, an antifoaming agent, and water, to dust-producing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Envirospecialists, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Morris D. Key
  • Patent number: 7482385
    Abstract: Hydrotropic formulations for enhancing the moisture control in a wide variety of substrates for a range of applications, such formulations include an alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) surfactant, a polyglycol, an antifoaming agent, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Envirospecialists, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Morris D. Key
  • Patent number: 7004687
    Abstract: Hydrotropic wetting agents enhance the activity of water for earthy materials by lowering surface tension to promote surface-to-surface contact, to neutralize the electric double layer, to destroy protective colloids, to neutralize other charged particles, and to bind water to the materials, thus, significantly reducing the evaporation rate and, concomitantly, reducing the amount of water that must be applied and the energy and time used to prepare the material. A wetting agent suitable for the present invention includes an alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) and a polyglycol, such as, for example, glycerin or propylene glycol (when toxicity is not an issue), and an antifoaming agent, such as for example, a polysiloxane polymer. These chemicals combined in the concentration ranges of the present invention produce wetting agent/hydrotropic formulations that maybe used to provide the advantages of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: EnviroSpecialists, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Morris D. Key
  • Publication number: 20040192789
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for the improved control of dust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Morris D. Key
  • Publication number: 20040191003
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved method of treating and stabilizing base materials for the preparation of foundations and roadways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Morris D. Key
  • Publication number: 20040192788
    Abstract: The present invention includes composition that enhance the moisture control in a wide variety of substrates for a range of applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Morris D. Key
  • Patent number: 6627110
    Abstract: Hydrogen sulfide is removed from gas streams by reaction with sulfur dioxide to produce sulfur. The reaction is effected in a reaction medium comprising a non-aqueous Lewis base with a pKb value of about 6 to about 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Apollo Environmental Systems Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Silvano Meffe, Peter S. Walton, David T. R. Ellenor
  • Publication number: 20030181263
    Abstract: A bicycle game, is provided including a boundary wherein at least two riders each operating a bicycle each compete with the other to keep within the boundary, while avoiding contact with the other and taking steps, one step being assessed to the rider each time he either puts a foot down, crosses over the boundary with a front tire, or causes contact with another rider resulting in the other rider having to take a step, a rider being eliminated from the game once he has take a predetermined number of steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Stephen R. Ward