Patents by Inventor Jeffrey M. Smith

Jeffrey M. 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: 20200033168
    Abstract: A fluid manifold is capable of channeling and monitoring fluid flow within a fluid distribution system. The manifold includes one or more input lumens. Each input lumen associated with a respective inlet port. The manifold also includes a plurality of output lumens such that each output lumen is associated with a respective outlet port and at least one input lumen is coupled to two or more output lumens. The manifold also includes one or more flow sensors capable of measuring fluid flow parameters of fluid flowing through at least one of the one or more input lumens and the plurality of output lumens. In some implementations, a flow sensor can be mounted to each output lumen of the manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Reliance Worldwide Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Leaders, Matthew Shane Smith, Francis M. Mess, Samuel Elia, Jorge C. Almirall, Brian Gestner
  • Publication number: 20200027457
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes a smart device configured for transcribing text-to-speech (STT) for display. The smart device interfaces with a radio communications device, for example, in an aircraft (AC). The system includes a filter for optimizing STT functions. Such functions are further optimized by restricting the databases of information, including geographic locations, aircraft identifications and carrier information, whereby the database search functions are optimized. Methods for wireless communications using smart devices and STT functionality are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua N. Gelinske, Bradley R. Thurow, Jesse S. Trana, Dakota M. Smith, Nicholas L. Butts, Jeffrey L. Johnson, Derek B. Aslakson, Jaden C. Young
  • Patent number: 10517627
    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: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Richard W. Timm, Emron J. Henry, James W. Voegele, Gregory W. Johnson, Daniel W. Price, Jeffery T. Kirk, Jose Domingo Vasquez, Timothy G. Dietz, Richard C. Smith, Ryan M. Asher, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Craig T. Davis
  • Publication number: 20190375481
    Abstract: An autonomous watercraft with a waterproof container that houses a satellite communication terminal. The waterproof container includes a first shell mounted on a deck of the watercraft and that has a sealed first interior space that contains satellite communication circuitry of the terminal. The waterproof container also includes a second shell mounted under the deck of the watercraft and that has a sealed second interior space that contains the processing circuitry of the terminal. The first and second shells include ports configured to receive connectors for communication signaling and/or power. The first shell can also include a pressure port to pressurize the first interior space for use in leak detection. The shells can also include heat sinks to cool the satellite communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Sangsoo Bak, Thomas John Berens, Ernest L. Ferrier, JR., Carlos M. Montes, Timothy J. Ong, Cameron Alexander Sanders, Terry Allan Smith, Jeffrey Scott Willcox, Youstina Yacoub
  • Patent number: 10493923
    Abstract: A vehicle seat having a vehicle seat hook assembly for hanging an associated object on the vehicle seat includes a seat back having a front side, a rear side, and an upper distal portion and a headrest moveably secured to the upper distal portion for movement between a headrest retracted position and a headrest extended position. A seat hook is disposed on the seat back and is moveable between a seat hook retracted or collapsed position and a seat hook extended or sprung position. Movement of the headrest from the headrest retracted position to the headrest extended position causes movement of the seat hook from the seat hook retracted position to the seat hook extended position and movement of the headrest from the headrest extended position to the headrest retracted position causes movement of the seat hook from the seat hook extended position to the seat hook retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Frank D. Moburg, Yuri A. Starik, Joan R. Smith, Andrew E. Barrow, Jeffrey H. Scheurer, II, Adam M. Parker, Andrea S. Martin, Samuel D. Goodrow
  • Publication number: 20190358041
    Abstract: A joint prosthesis system is suitable for cementless fixation. The system includes a metal implant component that has a mounting surface for supporting an insert. The metal implant component includes a solid metal portion and a porous metal portion. The porous metal portion has surfaces with different characteristics, such as roughness, to improve bone fixation, ease removal of the implant component in a revision surgery, reduce soft tissue irritation, improve the strength of a sintered bond between the solid and porous metal portions, or reduce or eliminate the possibility of blood traveling through the porous metal portion into the joint space. A method of making the joint prosthesis is also disclosed. The invention may also be applied to discrete porous metal implant components, such as augment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: STEPHANIE M. WAINSCOTT, DAREN L. DEFFENBAUGH, HENGDA D. LIU, ANDREW J. MARTIN, JEFFREY A. RYBOLT, BRYAN J. SMITH, ANTHONY D. ZANNIS
  • Publication number: 20190350626
    Abstract: A spinal joint distraction system is disclosed and may include a delivery device, a driver assembly, and an internal actuator, where the driver assembly is adapted to be hold an implant and be sleevably inserted into the delivery device and the internal actuator is adapted to advance an implant distractor to distract the implant, the system also including an implant, a chisel, an injector, a gripping tool, and a dilator set. Several embodiments of an implant are disclosed as well a method of placing an implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce M. McCormack, Jeffrey D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190328429
    Abstract: A spinal joint distraction system for treating a facet joint including articular surfaces having a contour is disclosed and may include a delivery device including a generally tubular structure adapted to engage a facet joint, an implant adapted to be delivered through the delivery device and into the facet joint, the implant comprising two members arranged in opposed position, and an implant distractor comprising a generally elongate member adapted to advance between the two members of the implant causing separation of the members and distraction of the facet joint, wherein the implant is adapted to conform to the shape of the implant distractor and/or the articular surfaces of the facet upon being delivered to the facet joint. Several embodiments of a system, several embodiments of an implant, and several methods are disclosed including a method for interbody fusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce M. McCORMACK, Jeffrey D. SMITH, Shigeru TANAKA, Edward LIOU, Edward Fletcher EYSTER, Jonathan CARVER, Joshua DRUKER, Martin LEUGERS, Kurin TU, Peter LOMBROZO
  • Patent number: 10456175
    Abstract: A spinal joint distraction system for treating a facet joint including articular surfaces having a contour is disclosed and may include a delivery device including a generally tubular structure adapted to engage a facet joint, an implant adapted to be delivered through the delivery device and into the facet joint, the implant comprising two members arranged in opposed position, and an implant distractor comprising a generally elongate member adapted to advance between the two members of the implant causing separation of the members and distraction of the facet joint, wherein the implant is adapted to conform to the shape of the implant distractor and/or the articular surfaces of the facet upon being delivered to the facet joint. Several embodiments of a system, several embodiments of an implant, and several methods are disclosed including a method for interbody fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce M. McCormack, Jeffrey D. Smith, Shigeru Tanaka, Edward Liou, Edward Fletcher Eyster, Jonathan Carver, Joshua Druker, Martin Leugers, Kurin Tu, Peter Lombrozo
  • Publication number: 20190324166
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring operation integrity during hydrocarbon production or fluid injection operations by receiving microseismic data; processing the data to obtain data panels corresponding to microseismic data measured over a time interval; determining, with a neural network analysis, whether any of the data panels includes a noise event or a non-noise event; calculating, for each data panel including a non-noise event, trigger values for data traces corresponding to sensor receivers of the microseismic monitoring system; selecting, as a triggered data panel, at least one data panel that satisfies triggering criteria; selecting, as a non-trivial data panel, at least one triggered data panel that satisfies spectral density criteria; calculating a value for each of at least two event attributes of the event; determining an event score based on the event attribute values; and classifying the event into at least one event category based on the event score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Sri Venkata Tapovan LOLLA, Jeffrey R. Bailey, Simona O. Costin, Michael S. Hons, Helen Yam, Arslan Akhmetov, Tim W. Hayward, Richard J. Smith, Colum M. Keith, Marc-Andre P. Chen, Xinlong Liu
  • Publication number: 20190325737
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for information centric network (ICN) high definition (HD) map distribution are described herein. For example, a vehicle may detect a map tile event (e.g., moving into an area for which the vehicle does not have an up-to-date map tile). The vehicle may transmit an interest packet a name for the map tile via an ICN and receiving the map tile in a data packet sent in response to the interest packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Hassnaa Moustafa, Eve M. Schooler, Maruti Gupta Hyde, Jeffrey Christopher Sedayao, Ned M. Smith, S. M. Iftekharul Alam, Satish Chandra Jha
  • Publication number: 20190327169
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for information centric network (ICN) interworking are described herein. For example, a request may be received at a convergence layer of a node. Here, the request originates from an application on the node. A network protocol, from several available to the node, may be determined to transmit the request. The node then transmits the request via the selected network protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: S. M. Iftekharul Alam, Satish Chandra Jha, Kuilin Clark Chen, Yi Zhang, Venkatesan Nallampatti Ekambaram, NEd M. Smith, Ravikumar Balakrishnan, Gabriel Arrobo Vidal, Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan, Stepan Karpenko, Jeffrey Christopher Sedayao, Srikathyayani Srikanteswara, Eve M. Schooler, Zongrui Ding
  • Patent number: 10454778
    Abstract: One or more servers are deployed in a cloud-based environment such that the cloud-based servers are configured to interface with one or more object processing target sites. In response to an object processing command, various combinations of feasible activities to perform at feasible target sites (e.g., object processing sites) are considered so as to generate object processing scenarios capable of executing object processing commands while observing constraints that may derive from the nature of, and/or attributes pertaining to the object processing sites. A scenario including a determination of one or more target sites is selected from the considered object processing scenarios. The selected one or more target sites are used to activate the object processing commands (e.g., for computation and/or for storage activities). A target site may be a country or state or other jurisdiction that inures benefits (e.g., tax benefits) and/or limitations (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Ashar Rizqi, Jeffrey R. Queisser, Benjamin C. Smith, Kevin M. Greenan
  • Publication number: 20190307572
    Abstract: Systems for distracting a facet joint and positioning a permanent implant in the joint are disclosed. The implants serve to retain a distracted position of the facet joint which is achieved with positioning of the leading end of a distraction tool in the facet joint and then distracting or enlarging the joint a desired amount. The permanent implant could be part of the distraction mechanism which can be separated from the delivery tool once the joint has been distracted or an auxiliary implant may be positioned before the distraction mechanism is removed from the distracted joint. The permanent implants can be solid, mechanical devices that may have fixation means thereon to hold them in place or injected fluids such as hydrogels or fluids confined within balloons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce M. McCormack, Jeffrey D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10437262
    Abstract: A system that has electrically or electro-pneumatically actuated aerodynamic structures. An electric or electro-pneumatic actuator is employed, which receives signals from an existing anti-lock braking system (ABS) controller to determine when actuation occurs. Other systems are also provided that feature electric or electro-pneumatic actuation, including underbody skirts and scoops, as well as inflatable tractor-trailer gap sealing devices, adjustable tractor-trailer gap sealing flaps and inflatable trailer upper streamlining devices. Electronic control units (ECUs) for aerodynamic system control interfacing with alternate sensors for calculating speed are also provided. Satellite navigation, platooning awareness and managed pressure reserve capability can be employed with the aerodynamics ECU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: STEMCO PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew F. Smith, Riccardo M. Pagliarella, Court S. Hinricher, Jeffrey J. Grossmann, Jared A. Niemiec, Michael W. Polidori
  • Patent number: 10433964
    Abstract: A joint prosthesis system is suitable for cementless fixation. The system has two metal implant components and a bearing. One of the metal implant components has an articulation surface for articulation with the bearing. The other metal implant component has a mounting surface for supporting the bearing. One of the metal implant components includes a solid metal portion and a porous metal portion. The porous metal portion has surfaces with different characteristics, such as roughness, to improve bone fixation, ease removal of the implant component in a revision surgery, reduce soft tissue irritation, improve the strength of a sintered bond between the solid and porous metal portions, or reduce or eliminate the possibility of blood traveling through the porous metal portion into the joint space. A method of making the joint prosthesis is also disclosed. The invention may also be applied to discrete porous metal implant components, such as augment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephanie M Wainscott, Daren L Deffenbaugh, Hengda D Liu, Andrew J Martin, Jeffrey A Rybolt, Bryan J Smith, Anthony D Zannis
  • Publication number: 20190302291
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring operation integrity during hydrocarbon production or fluid injection operations by receiving microseismic data; processing the microseismic data to obtain a plurality of data panels corresponding to microseismic data measured over a predetermined time interval; calculating, for each data panel, trigger values for data traces corresponding to sensor receivers of the microseismic monitoring system; selecting, as a triggered data panel, at least one data panel that satisfies predetermined triggering criteria; selecting, as a non-trivial data panel, at least one triggered data panel that satisfies spectral density criteria; calculating a value for each of at least two event attributes of a plurality of event attributes of the event; determining an event score based on the values of the plurality of event attributes; and classifying the event into at least one event category of a plurality of event categories based on the event score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Sri Venkata Tapovan Lolla, Jeffrey R. Bailey, Simona O. Costin, Michael S. Hons, Helen Yam, Arslan Akhmetov, Tim W. Hayward, Richard j. Smith, Colum M. Keith, Marc-Andre P. Chen
  • Publication number: 20190283813
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a foldable/retractable and unfoldable/deployable, rearwardly tapered aerodynamic assembly for use on the rear trailer bodies and other vehicles that accommodate dual swing-out doors. The aerodynamic assembly includes a right half mounted on the right hand door and a left half mounted on a left hand door. Each half can be constructed with a side panel, top panel and bottom panel, which each form half of an overall tapered box when deployed on the rear of the vehicle, the bottom panels and top panels being sealed together at a pair of overlapping weather seals along the centerline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew F. Smith, Charles M. Horrell, Jeffrey J. Grossmann
  • Patent number: 10407136
    Abstract: An autonomous watercraft with a waterproof container that houses a satellite communication terminal. The waterproof container includes a first shell mounted on a deck of the watercraft and that has a sealed first interior space that contains satellite communication circuitry of the terminal. The waterproof container also includes a second shell mounted under the deck of the watercraft and that has a sealed second interior space that contains the processing circuitry of the terminal. The first and second shells include ports configured to receive connectors for communication signaling and/or power. The first shell can also include a pressure port to pressurize the first interior space for use in leak detection. The shells can also include heat sinks to cool the satellite communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony Sangsoo Bak, Thomas John Berens, Ernest L. Ferrier, Jr., Carlos M. Montes, Timothy J. Ong, Cameron Alexander Sanders, Terry Allan Smith, Jeffrey Scott Willcox, Youstina Yacoub
  • Patent number: D866988
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Argonorth LLC
    Inventors: Joseph P. Shaffer, Theresa L. Blair, Katlyn C. Garcia, Shawn M. Smith, Joel E. Kramka, Evan A. Sparks, Jeffrey L. Crull, John M. Fritz