Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Michael Smith

Jeffrey Michael 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: 20220394044
    Abstract: A method for determining a trust indicator is provided. The method may include interpreting, via an Internet of Things Universal Identifier (IoT UID) processing circuit, an IoT UID corresponding to a device and identifying, via a record management circuit and based at least in part on the IoT UID, a record in a database corresponding to the device. The method may further include determining, via a trust analysis circuit and based at least in part on the record, a risk indicator of the device and transmitting, via an indicator provisioning circuit, the risk indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Eduardo Correia da Silva Brazao, Steven Norman Brumer, Ian Michael Klein, Li Kong, Marc Rudloff Plante, Sridhar Ramachandran, Kimberly Tashner Shyu, Robert Janusz Sliwa, Jeffrey Scott Smith, Christopher Anton Wendt, Haofang Yu
  • Publication number: 20220335116
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for an Internet of Things (IoT) device registry are provided. An apparatus for an IoT device registry includes a property-monitoring circuit structured to generate a query for device property data for an IoT device to an IoT device registrar server; interpret the device property data received from the IoT device registrar server to determine whether there is a change in the device property data; if the property-monitoring circuit determines that there is a change in the device property data, generate a notification of the change; and transmit the notification of the change to the IoT device registrar server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Eduardo Correia da Silva Brazao, Steven Norman Brumer, Ian Michael Klein, Li Kong, Marc Rudloff Plante, Sridhar Ramachandran, Kimberly Tashner Shyu, Robert Janusz Sliwa, Jeffrey Scott Smith, Christopher Anton Wendt, Haofang Yu
  • Publication number: 20220337478
    Abstract: A method for registering one or more Brownfield devices via a virtual Internet of Things Universal Identifier (IoT UID) is provided. The method includes identifying one or more Brownfield devices, generating device property data based at least in part on the one or more Brownfield devices, and transmitting, to an IoT device registrar server, a registration request that includes the device property data. The method further includes interpreting one or more IoT UIDs generated in response to the transmitting of the registration request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Eduardo Correia da Silva Brazao, Steven Norman Brumer, Ian Michael Klein, Li Kong, Marc Rudloff Plante, Sridhar Ramachandran, Kimberly Tashner Shyu, Robert Janusz Sliwa, Jeffrey Scott Smith, Christopher Anton Wendt, Haofang Yu
  • Publication number: 20220335165
    Abstract: A method for registering one or more Greenfield devices via a virtual Internet of Things Universal Identifier (IoT UID) is provided. The method includes identifying one or more Brownfield devices, generating device property data based at least in part on the one or more Brownfield devices, and transmitting, to an IoT device registrar server, a registration request that includes the device property data. The method further includes interpreting one or more IoT UIDs generated in response to the transmitting of the registration request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Eduardo Correia da Silva Brazao, Steven Norman Brumer, Ian Michael Klein, Li Kong, Marc Rudloff Plante, Sridhar Ramachandran, Kimberly Tashner Shyu, Robert Janusz Sliwa, Jeffrey Scott Smith, Christopher Anton Wendt, Haofang Yu
  • Publication number: 20220337574
    Abstract: A method for embedding an Internet of Things Universal Identifier (IoT UID) into one or more Greenfield devices is provided. The method includes manufacturing one or more Greenfield devices, and generating device property data based at least in part on the one or more Greenfield devices. The method further includes transmitting, to an Internet of Things (IoT) device registrar server, a registration request that includes the device property data. The method further includes interpreting one or more Internet of Things Universal Identifiers (IoT UIDs) generated in response to the transmitting of the registration request. The method further includes embedding the one or more IoT UIDs in the one or more Greenfield devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Eduardo Correia da Silva Brazao, Steven Norman Brumer, Ian Michael Klein, Li Kong, Marc Rudloff Plante, Sridhar Ramachandran, Kimberly Tashner Shyu, Robert Janusz Sliwa, Jeffrey Scott Smith, Christopher Anton Wendt, Haofang Yu
  • Publication number: 20220335440
    Abstract: An apparatus for an Internet of Things (IoT) device registry is provided. The apparatus includes an Internet of Things Universal Identification (IoT UID) processing circuit, a record management circuit, an ownership analysis circuit, and an ownership provisioning circuit. The IoT UID processing circuit is structured to interpret an IoT UID corresponding to a device. The record management circuit is structured to identify, based at least in part on the IoT UID, a record in a database, the record including device ownership data associated with the device. The ownership analysis circuit is structured to interpret, based at least in part on the record, the device ownership data associated with the device. The ownership provisioning circuit is structured to transmit the device ownership data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Eduardo Correia da Silva Brazao, Steven Norman Brumer, Ian Michael Klein, Li Kong, Marc Rudloff Plante, Sridhar Ramachandran, Kimberly Tashner Shyu, Robert Janusz Sliwa, Jeffrey Scott Smith, Christopher Anton Wendt, Haofang Yu
  • Publication number: 20220337611
    Abstract: An apparatus including a device property data processing circuit, a change detection circuit, an alert circuit, and an alert provisioning circuit. The device property data processing circuit is structured to at a first time, interpret, device property data corresponding to a device registered with an IoT device registry, and at a second time, interpret, the device property data corresponding to the device registered with the IoT device registry. The change detection circuit is structured to detect a change in the device property data between the first time and the second time. The alert circuit is structured to generate, responsive to the detected change, a message that identifies the device corresponding to the device property data. The alert provisioning circuit is structured to transmit the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Eduardo Correia da Silva Brazao, Steven Norman Brumer, Ian Michael Klein, Li Kong, Marc Rudloff Plante, Sridhar Ramachandran, Kimberly Tashner Shyu, Robert Janusz Sliwa, Jeffrey Scott Smith, Christopher Anton Wendt, Haofang Yu
  • Publication number: 20220335431
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting fraudulent activity includes a device property data processing circuit, a security analysis circuit, an alert circuit, and an alert provisioning circuit. The device property data processing circuit is structured to interpret device property data corresponding to a device registered with an Internet of Things (IoT) device registry. The security analysis circuit is structured to determine, based at least in part on the device property data, that the device is subject to a fraud event. The alert circuit is structured to generate, responsive to the determined fraud event, a message that identifies the device. The alert provisioning circuit is structured to transmit the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Eduardo Correia da Silva Brazao, Steven Norman Brumer, Ian Michael Klein, Li Kong, Marc Rudloff Plante, Sridhar Ramachandran, Kimberly Tashner Shyu, Robert Janusz Sliwa, Jeffrey Scott Smith, Christopher Anton Wendt, Haofang Yu
  • Publication number: 20220337482
    Abstract: An apparatus for provisioning embedded Internet of Things Universal IDs (IoT UIDs) in Brownfield devices. The apparatus includes a display circuit, a requestor circuit, a request provisioning circuit, an IoT UID processing circuit, and an IoT UID provisioning circuit. The display circuit generates a graphical user interface (GUI) configured to receive one or more user input command values corresponding to device property data for one or more Brownfield devices. The requestor circuit generates a registration request that includes the device property data. The request provisioning circuit transmits the registration request to an IoT device registrar server. The IoT UID processing circuit interprets one or more IoT UIDs generated by the IoT device registrar server in response to the registration request. The IoT UID provisioning circuit at least one of: transmits the one or more IoT UIDs, or displays the one or more IoT UIDs on an electronic display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Eduardo Correia da Silva Brazao, Steven Norman Brumer, Ian Michael Klein, Li Kong, Marc Rudloff Plante, Sridhar Ramachandran, Kimberly Tashner Shyu, Robert Janusz Sliwa, Jeffrey Scott Smith, Christopher Anton Wendt, Haofang Yu
  • Publication number: 20220337410
    Abstract: An apparatus for an Internet of Things (IoT) device registry is provided. The apparatus includes an Internet of Things Universal Identification (IoT UID) processing circuit, a record management circuit, and a record provisioning circuit. The IoT UID processing circuit is structured to interpret an IoT UID and device property data. The record management circuit is structured to associate the IoT UID with the device property data via a record. The record provisioning circuit is structured to transmit the record. In embodiments, the device property data includes an owner identifier value, a manufacturer identifier value, a trusted platform module key, a media access control address, a software version identifier, and/or or a firmware identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Eduardo Correia da Silva Brazao, Steven Norman Brumer, Ian Michael Klein, Li Kong, Marc Rudloff Plante, Sridhar Ramachandran, Kimberly Tashner Shyu, Robert Janusz Sliwa, Jeffrey Scott Smith, Christopher Anton Wendt, Haofang Yu
  • Patent number: 11447218
    Abstract: Underwater apparatuses and methods of operating underwater apparatuses. The apparatus includes a power source such as an aluminum-water cell. Waste product from the power source may be channeled into various portions of the apparatus to adjust the buoyancy of the apparatus, the center of buoyancy of the apparatus, and/or the trim of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: L3Harris Open Water Power, Inc.
    Inventors: David Harvie Porter, Thomas Bradford Milnes, Ian Salmon McKay, Jeffrey Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 11413658
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for sorting veneer sheets. The system comprises: an assembly section; a reject section; a feeding section arranged between the assembly section and the reject section; at least one detection device configured to scan a top surface of a topmost veneer sheet of a stack of veneer sheets to provide a plurality of successive scan lines images; at least two parallel transfer devices; and a control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: RAUTE OYJ
    Inventors: Peter William Gibson, Andrew Edward Smith, Stefan Muresan, Jeffrey Michael Webber
  • Publication number: 20220239648
    Abstract: An apparatus for an Internet of Things device registry display includes a user input processing circuit structured to interpret one or more user input command values, an Internet of Things Universal Identification (IoT UID) identification circuit structured to determine one or more IoT UIDs, based at least in part on the one or more user input command values, a device lookup circuit structured to: generate a query that includes the one or more IoT UIDs, and retrieve device property data corresponding to the one or more IoT UIDs, a query provisioning circuit structured to transmit the query to an IoT device registrar server, a device property processing circuit structured to interpret the device property data generated by the IoT device registrar server in response to the query, and a display circuit structured to display the device property data with the corresponding one or more IoT UIDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Sridhar Ramachandran, Eduardo Correia da Silva Brazao, Steven Norman Brumer, Ian Michael Klein, Li Kong, Marc Rudloff Plante, Kimberly Tashner Shyu, Robert Janusz Sliwa, Jeffrey Scott Smith, Christopher Anton Wendt, Haofang Yu, Sriram Sharma, Michael Kimmel, Suk Yee Wong, William Carter, Manisha Bhat, Pamela J. Carter, Sanjeev Chauhan, Ryan Karnas, Alan Stiffler, Dewang Lakhani
  • Publication number: 20210214062
    Abstract: Underwater apparatuses and methods of operating underwater apparatuses. The apparatus includes a power source such as an aluminum-water cell. Waste product from the power source may be channeled into various portions of the apparatus to adjust the buoyancy of the apparatus, the center of buoyancy of the apparatus, and/or the trim of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: David Harvie Porter, Thomas Bradford Milnes, Ian Salmon McKay, Jeffrey Michael Smith
  • Publication number: 20190365563
    Abstract: A thermal management system and a method of heating a water-surface load or sub-water load. The system includes an electrochemical power source which generates electrical power and heat as a byproduct or coproduct. The electrolyte contained in the electrochemical power source is configured to transport the heat that is generated by the electrochemical power source to at least one water-surface load or sub-water load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Bradford Milnes, Ian Salmon McKay, Jeffrey Michael Smith, David Harvie Porter
  • Patent number: 9995685
    Abstract: A method comprising: providing a device for detecting a biological signature behind a glass surface using non-visible light is provided. A method of emitting one or more pulses of energy at a specific wavelength over a field of illumination towards a target area, filtering out one or more returning wavelengths from the target area, and determining, based on the filtering, if a combination of a fluorescence wavelength and a source wavelength is present, is also provided. An associated system is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Smith, Gerald Edwin Bender, Roger D. Whitmer, Patrick T. Toohey
  • Publication number: 20170299520
    Abstract: A method comprising: providing a device for detecting a biological signature behind a glass surface using non-visible light is provided. A method of emitting one or more pulses of energy at a specific wavelength over a field of illumination towards a target area, filtering out one or more returning wavelengths from the target area, and determining, based on the filtering, if a combination of a fluorescence wavelength and a source wavelength is present, is also provided. An associated system is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Smith, Gerald Edwin Bender, Roger D. Whitmer, Patrick T. Toohey
  • Patent number: 7731884
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an annular gasket for providing a fluid-tight seal between an inner pipe and an outer pipe, when the pipes are in a relative surrounded and surrounding relationship. The gasket includes a gasket portion configured to sealingly engage the inner and outer pipes when the pipes are in a relative surrounded and surrounding relationship. The gasket includes a low coefficient of friction surface which is applied to the gasket portion. The gasket may be formed by a method in which a low coefficient of friction film is inserted into a mold before injection of compounds used to form the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignees: Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P., SpringSeal, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Knapp, Jeffrey Michael Smith