Patents by Inventor John R. Smith

John R. 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: 10969131
    Abstract: A thermostat for a building includes a halo light emitting diode (LED) system including one or more LEDs configured to emit light and a halo diffuser structured around at least a portion of an outer edge of the thermostat. The halo diffuser is configured to diffuse the emitted light of the one or more LEDs around at least the portion of the outer edge of the thermostat. The thermostat includes a processing circuit configured to receive one or more data streams, determine whether the one or more data streams indicate a building emergency condition, and operate the one or more LEDs of the halo LED system to indicate the building emergency condition to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Sudhi Sinha, Joseph R Ribbich, Michael L Ribbich, Charles J. Gaidish, John P. Cipolla, Damon B. Smith, John R. Taylor, Jr., John M. Reiszl, William P. Alberth, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10970299
    Abstract: A method is provided to produce a custom calendar user interface (UI) display on an electronic device display screen comprising: providing a search query to a user device; sending the search query over the network to a server system; receiving over the network by one or more user devices from a server system, information that identifies one or more code objects that match the search query; using the identified one or more identified code objects by the one or more user devices to generate one or more visual content items within a calendar user interface (UI) grid display on their device display screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Asana, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua R. Smith, Anne DuBois, Cliff Chang, John Stahl, Jr., David Braginsky, Scott Alexander Smith
  • Patent number: 10966496
    Abstract: A protective case for an electronic device may have two layers: an inner cushion cover that surrounds a portion of the electronic device, and an outer rigid shell that surround part of the cushion cover. The outer shell has side walls that engage and hold the cushion cover on the electronic device. The cushion cover has reduced thickness portions so that the side walls are embedded in the cushion cover and provide a protective case having a substantially smooth exterior. The cushion cover is capable of absorbing shocks from impacts on the rigid outer shell. Coring on the inner portion of the cushion cover provides additional softness and the ability of the cushion cover to absorb shocks while using a higher density material, which is able to conform to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis R. Richardson, Alan V. Morine, W. Travis Smith, John H. Loudenslager, Jamie L. Johnson, Matthew M. Glanzer
  • Publication number: 20210097507
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein enables presentation of a risk overview based off of the product lifecycles for components in an industrial environment. In a particular embodiment, a method includes, in a lifecycle management system, identifying components of an industrial system having a product lifecycle and determining the product lifecycles for the components. The method further includes determining a number of replacements for the components in an inventory for the industrial system. The method also includes presenting a risk overview for the industrial system based on the product lifecycles and the number of replacements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: John D. Mayer, Timothy R. Brennan, Lauren M. Harkins, Jessica L. Korpela, Jessica M. Truong, Lisa J. Smith, David Lillie, Gwendolyn H. Roark, Ramesh Paramasivam, Matthew M. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20210089987
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein enables presentation of a product lifecycle overview of the product lifecycles for components in an industrial environment. In a particular embodiment, a method includes, in a lifecycle management system, identifying components of an industrial system that have a product lifecycle and determining the product lifecycles for the components. The method further includes presenting an overview of the product lifecycles to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: John D. Mayer, Timothy R. Brennan, Lauren M. Harkins, Jessica L. Korpela, Jessica M. Truong, Lisa J. Smith, David Lillie, Gwendolyn H. Roark, Ramesh Paramasivam, Matthew M. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20210087157
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods to produce 5-(halomethyl)furfural, including 5-(chloromethyl)furfural, by acid-catalyzed conversion of C6 saccharides, including isomers thereof, polymers thereof, and certain derivatives thereof. The methods make use of acids with lower concentrations, and allows for conversion of sugars into 5-(halomethyl)furfural at higher temperatures and faster reaction or residence times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Micromidas, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex B. WOOD, Makoto N. MASUNO, Ryan L. SMITH, John BISSELL, Dimitri A. HIRSCH-WEIL, Robert Joseph ARAIZA, Daniel R. HENTON, James H. PLONKA
  • Patent number: 10958515
    Abstract: Systems and methods for allocating computing resources for a multi-tiered application are disclosed. A computer-implemented method includes: determining, by a computing device, a topology of a multi-tiered application; determining, by the computing device, a modeled setting of a computing resource for the multi-tiered application based on the determined topology; determining, by the computing device, an actual usage of the computing resource by the multi-tiered application; and adjusting, by the computing device, an allocation of the computing resource to the multi-tiered application based on the actual usage and the modeled setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danny Y. Chen, David A. Cox, Brent R. Phillips, John H. Smith
  • Patent number: 10943697
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for identifying symptoms based on digital media. The method includes one or more processors receiving digital media and information associated with a first animal from a user. The method further includes one or more processors identifying data records, stored in a knowledge database, that are respectively associated with an animal that is similar to the first animal. The method further includes one or more processors determining symptom information corresponding to the first animal based on a comparison of the received digital media and information associated with the first animal and the identified data records. The method further includes presenting the determined symptom information to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lilla Boroczky, Francisco Phelan Curbera, Maria Eleftheriou, John R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210065885
    Abstract: High-accuracy locating systems and methods are used for determining successful caregiver rounding, monitoring whether housekeepers have properly cleaned patient beds, or determining whether patients have ambulated sufficient distances during recovery. Patient beds having at least two locating tags are used for establishing patient care zones around the patient beds. Locating anchors and equipment tags are moved around a patient room to determine optimum locating anchor placement within the patient room based on signal quality values. A locating tag on a patient bed switches roles to operate as a locating anchor in response to the patient bed becoming stationary. A locating tag has a digital compass which is used to determine a field of good ranging relative to a front of a caregiver wearing the locating tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy J. Receveur, Frederick Collin Davidson, Stephen R. Embree, Britten J. Pipher, Eric D. Agdeppa, Steven D. Baker, Bradley T. Smith, Pamela Wells, Laura A. Hassey, Kiana M. Dezelon, Thomas A. Myers, Andrew S. Robinson, Varad N. Srivastava, Douglas A. Seim, Kenzi L. Mudge, Jennifer A. Gunn, John S. Schroder, Brandon Smith, Tanya M. Hawthorne, Elizabeth A. Kowal
  • Publication number: 20210062599
    Abstract: A system combining a setting tool and a frac plug into one assembly thus producing a much shorter and more reliable assembly. More specifically, a downhole assembly comprising a plug section, which itself comprises a top sub, a bottom sub, a slip, and an elastomeric element. The downhole assembly further comprises a power section comprising a body comprising a power charge and one or more ignitors, a firing head, a shearing pin, and a setting tool piston. Additionally, the downhole assembly comprises a check valve, wherein the check valve is positioned downhole from the power charge and inside the setting tool piston; a mandrel comprising a hydraulic chamber and a ball, wherein the mandrel is positioned inside and adjacent to the setting tool piston and the top sub; and a dog.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: PetroQuip Energy Services, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Joe Coon, Roddie R. Smith, John Lee Emerson
  • Patent number: 10935499
    Abstract: Described are sensors and methods of detecting hydrogen gas. The sensor includes a polymer matrix and a dye molecule in an amount sufficient such that exposure of the polymer matrix to hydrogen gas causes a change in a spectroscopic property of the dye molecule wherein the spectroscopic property includes at least one of color, absorbance, or luminescence. The polymer matrix may further include a catalyst, such as a transition metal, sulfonated Wilkinson's catalyst, colloidal Pt, sulfonated iridium cyclooctadiene triphenylphosphine, sulfonated rhodium cyclooctadiene triphenylphosphine, sulfonated ruthenium triphenylphosphine, or combinations thereof. Embodiments of the sensor may further include a gas permeable, water impermeable membrane, an outer covering, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: University of Cincinnati
    Inventors: William R. Heineman, John A. Lynch, Daniel P. Rose, Julia Kuhlmann, Daoli Zhao, Peng Zhang, Michael E. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210004381
    Abstract: A method is provided to produce a custom calendar user interface (UI) display on an electronic device display screen comprising: providing a search query to a user device; sending the search query over the network to a server system; receiving over the network by one or more user devices from a server system, information that identifies one or more code objects that match the search query; using the identified one or more identified code objects by the one or more user devices to generate one or more visual content items within a calendar user interface (UI) grid display on their device display screens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua R. Smith, Anne DuBois, Cliff Chang, John Stahl, Jr., David Braginsky, Scott Alexander Smith
  • Patent number: 10875633
    Abstract: An aspect provides a skid landing gear assembly including a cross member disposed between a first skid tube and a second skid tube, and a tension cable member configured to be disposed in the cross member; wherein the tension cable member resists outward deflection of at least a portion of the skid landing gear assembly when a downward load is applied to the skid landing gear assembly. In other aspects, there are methods of avoiding ground resonance in a skid landing gear assembly, methods of assembling a skid landing gear assembly, methods of operating a helicopter with a skid landing gear assembly, and methods of improving the service life of a skid landing gear assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Smith, John C. Larkin, III
  • Publication number: 20200399269
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compounds of formula (I) or (II) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or stereoisomer thereof, wherein Rx-R8 are defined herein. Also provided are compositions comprising a compound described herein and a pharmaceutically effective excipient, methods of stabilizing microtubules in a patient comprising administering to the patient a microtubule-stabilizing amount of a compound described herein, methods of treating cancer in a patient comprising administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound described herein, and methods of treating a neurodegenerative disease in a patient comprising administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kurt R. BRUNDEN, Virginia M.Y. LEE, John Q. TROJANOWSKI, Carlo BALLATORE, Killian OUKOLOFF, Amos B. SMITH, III
  • Publication number: 20200391323
    Abstract: A method of joining a first component to a second component at respective connection surfaces, comprising, in order, applying a local surface treatment to the connection surface of at least one of the first and second components in order to locally alter the microstructure to a depth of between 60 ?m and 10 mm below the connection surface; and joining the first component to the second component using a welding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Andrew R WALPOLE, John PE FORSDIKE, Gavin J BAXTER, Simon E BRAY, Alistair JE SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200384259
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to the nerve through the deep fascia tissue layer via implantable medical device electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony M. Chasensky, Bernard Q. Li, Brad C. Tischendorf, Chris J. Paidosh, Christian S. Nielsen, Craig L. Schmidt, David A. Dinsmoor, Duane L. Bourget, Eric H. Bonde, Erik R. Scott, Forrest C M Pape, Gabriela C. Molnar, Gordon O. Munns, Joel A. Anderson, John E. Kast, Joseph J. Viavattine, Markus W. Reiterer, Michael J. Ebert, Phillip C. Falkner, Prabhakar A. Tamirisa, Randy S. Roles, Reginald D. Robinson, Richard T. Stone, Shawn C. Kelley, Stephen J. Roddy, Thomas P. Miltich, Timothy J. Denison, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei
  • Publication number: 20200384260
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) has a housing enclosing an electronic circuit. The housing includes a first housing portion, a second housing portion and a joint coupling the first housing portion to the second housing portion. A polymer seal is positioned in the joint in various embodiments. Other embodiments of an IMD housing are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, John E. Kast, Thomas P. Miltich, Gordon O. Munns, Randy S. Roles, Craig L. Schmidt, Joseph J. Viavattine, Christian S. Nielsen, Prabhakar A. Tamirisa, Anthony M. Chasensky, Markus W. Reiterer, Chris J. Paidosh, Reginald D. Robinson, Bernard Q. Li, Erik R. Scott, Phillip C. Falkner, Xuan K. Wei, Eric H. Bonde, David A. Dinsmoor, Duane L. Bourget, Forrest C. M. Pape, Joel A. Anderson, Stephen J. Roddy, Timothy J. Denison, Todd V. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200384261
    Abstract: A medical device system for delivering a neuromodulation therapy includes a delivery tool for deploying an implantable medical device at a neuromodulation therapy site. The implantable medical device includes a housing, an electronic circuit within the housing, and an electrical lead comprising a lead body extending between a proximal end coupled to the housing and a distal end extending away from the housing and at least one electrode carried by the lead body. The delivery tool includes a first cavity for receiving the housing and a second cavity for receiving the lead. The first cavity and the second cavity are in direct communication for receiving and deploying the housing and the lead coupled to the housing concomitantly as a single unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony M. Chasensky, Bernard Q. Li, Brad C. Tischendorf, Chris J. Paidosh, Christian S. Nielsen, Craig L. Schmidt, David A. Dinsmoor, Duane L. Bourget, Eric H. Bonde, Erik R. Scott, Forrest C.M. Pape, Gabriela C. Molnar, Gordon O. Munns, Joel A. Anderson, John E. Kast, Joseph J. Viavattine, Markus W. Reiterer, Michael J. Ebert, Phillip C. Falkner, Prabhakar A. Tamirisa, Randy S. Roles, Reginald D. Robinson, Richard T. Stone, Shawn C. Kelley, Stephen J. Roddy, Thomas P. Miltich, Timothy J. Denison, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei
  • Patent number: 10856570
    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: December 8, 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: 10858126
    Abstract: A deformable closure mechanism for an aperture that may include an aperture seal that has a seal seat between an internal support structure and an external support structure. A barrier structure may be configured to resealably close the aperture, and have a central membrane and a barrier sealed that is inflatable in order to engage the barrier structure with the aperture seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: William R. Doggett, Timothy S. Roach, Gerard D. Valle, Molly M. Selig, Winfred S. Kenner, Thomas C. Jones, Judith J. Watson, Lynn M. Bowman, Mary Jane E. O'Rourke, Bryan C. Yount, Alberto Makino, John T. Dorsey, Russell W. Smith, Clarence E. Stanfield, Jasen L. Raboin