Patents by Inventor Joseph A. Smith

Joseph A. 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: 20200009332
    Abstract: A nebulizer has an aperture plate, a mounting, an actuator, and an aperture plate drive circuit (2-4). A controller measures an electrical drive parameter at each of a plurality of measuring points, each measuring point having a drive frequency; and based on the values of the parameter at the measuring points makes a determination of optimum drive frequency and also an end-of-dose prediction. The controller performs a short scan at regular sub-second intervals at which drive current is measured at two measuring points with different drive frequencies. According to drive parameter measurements at these points the controller determines if a full scan sweeping across a larger number of measuring points should be performed. The full scan provides the optimum drive frequency for the device and also an end of dose indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Stamford Devices Limited
    Inventors: Joseph GREHAN, Niall SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200004225
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to generation of forming instructions to form one or more three-dimensional (3D) objects. Generation of the forming instructions may include selection of one or more formation variables to form at least a portion of the one or more 3D objects. Generation of the forming instructions may include selection of a speed, feature, and/or an effect manifested in at least a portion of the formed one or more 3D objects. The forming variable(s) may be associated with a patch of a model of the 3D object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Benyamin BULLER, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Daniel Russel, Kyle Joseph Smith, Tasso Lappas, Tatjana Dzambazova, Thomas C. Cool
  • Publication number: 20200005005
    Abstract: A space efficient automated processing system for processing objects is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Victoria Hinchey, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10521991
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for the use of a collapsible and deployable interactive structure. An interactive structure that is collapsible and deployable is provided in an outdoor or interior location. The interactive structure includes at least a door with a locking mechanism, an interior display, and a physical presence sensor, and may include ceiling tiles made of melt-away material, external displays, and an external bench that houses electrical components. Communication with a user is initiated, and information about the user is obtained for authentication and identification purposes. The user is authenticated, thereby unlocking the door to allow the user to enter the interactive structure. Once the user is inside, the interior display is activated to allow an underlying system to communicate with the user to determine a desired action for with the user. The interior display and underlying system facilitate the performance of the desired action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Cameron, Maria Cannizzo, Colin Christopherson, Kevin Albert Cooper, Rosemary Hill, Holly Trucco Hillary, Brian Joseph Smith
  • Patent number: 10518754
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a sensor cleaning system that cleans one or more sensors of an autonomous vehicle. Each sensor can have one or more corresponding sensor cleaning units that are configured to clean such sensor using a fluid (e.g., a gas or a liquid). Thus, the sensor cleaning system can include both a gas cleaning system and a liquid cleaning system. According to one aspect, the sensor cleaning system can provide individualized cleaning of the autonomous vehicle sensors. According to another aspect, a liquid cleaning system can be pressurized or otherwise powered by the gas cleaning system or other gas system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Wesly Mason Rice, Nikolaus Wittenstein, Zhizhuo Jin, Paul Kevin Smith, Sean Joseph Kennelly, Peter Brueckner, David Patrick Rice
  • Patent number: 10517373
    Abstract: A dispensing package for a consumer care product is provided having a product chamber with an inner surface, a major axis and a minor axis. The dispensing package has a movable elevator platform having a coupling sleeve with a non-threaded section and a threaded section along an inner surface. The dispensing package also has a screw assembly with a spindle that supports threads; a seal extending around the circumference of the spindle; a threaded first portion coupled to the threaded section along the inner surface of the moveable elevator platform; and a non-threaded second portion. The seal frictionally engages with the non-threaded section of the coupling sleeve and the movable elevator platform advances along an axis from a first fill volume position to a second fill volume position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Justin Alan Ellsworth, Kerry Lloyd Weaver, Christopher Eugene Bates, Christopher Lawrence Smith, Richard Lawrence Horstman, Julie OiLun Lim, Ricky V. Retherford, John Joseph Rego, Timothy David Reichling
  • Publication number: 20190389598
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems, devices, and methods are described that relate to module structures for use in forming a cabin interior of an aircraft. Many embodiments relate to a support structure including a lattice configurable to provide a standardizable frame for connection to the interior of the aircraft and to provide a space within the frame in which module fixtures can be positioned and secured to the frame. Embodiments of the support structure can include a floor with a number of structures and devices that can be used to provide support for the module and secure the module to the floor of the aircraft fuselage. Embodiments of transport systems for the modules are also described and such can be integrated with the floor of the module such that the modules transport mechanism, or a significant portion thereof, is contained within the module itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Lim Chua, Martin Sieben, Angelica Cardona, Guy M. Danner, Joseph Fenton, Demetrious Harrington, Shahriar Khushrushahi, Elena Koukina, Seth Newburg, Ira Spool, Hugo Jamson, Luke Miles, Justin Almeleh, Alex Herpy, Matt O'Brien, Zachary Omohundro, Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 10513731
    Abstract: The invention provides modified nucleotide or nucleoside molecule comprising a purine or pyrimidine base and a ribose or deoxyribose sugar moiety having a removable 3?-OH blocking group covalently attached thereto, such that the 3? carbon atom has attached a group of the structure —O—Z wherein Z is any of —C(R?)2-O—R?, —C(R?)2-N(R?)2, —C(R?)2-N(H)R?, —C(R?)2-S—R? and —C(R?)2-F, wherein each R? is or is part of a removable protecting group; each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, an alkyl, substituted alkyl, arylalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocyclic, acyl, cyano, alkoxy, aryloxy, heteroaryloxy or amido group, or a detectable label attached through a linking group; or (R?)2 represents an alkylidene group of formula ?C(R??)2 wherein each R?? may be the same or different and is selected from the group comprising hydrogen and halogen atoms and alkyl groups; and wherein said molecule may be reacted to yield an intermediate in which each R? is exchanged for H or, where Z is —C(R?)2-F, the F is ex
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Illumina Cambridge Limited
    Inventors: John Milton, Xiaolin Wu, Mark Smith, Joseph Brennan, Colin Barnes, Xiaohai Liu, Silke Ruediger
  • Publication number: 20190386475
    Abstract: A grounding system, structured to ground a number of cables supported by a support assembly, includes a multi-function line assembly and a number of conductive mounting assemblies. Each conductive mounting assembly is structured to be coupled to the multi-function line and to a conductive pile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped
    Inventors: ALLEN GARRETT SMITH, GREGORY STEPHEN PLATT, TIMOTHY JOSEPH WEDDING
  • Patent number: 10510109
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for routing output information to one or more of a plurality of output devices. In one implementation, output information that includes information to be presented and a location information identifying where the output information is to be presented may be generated by an output host. The output information is received by an output router that determines, based on the location information, an output device and routes the output information to the output device for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Michael McNamara, Nathan Lee Wesling, Natalie Thuy-Tien Nguyen, Jack Bradley Jones, Felix Joseph Etienne Pageau, Lu Ye, Kevin Alexander Lee, Sridhar Boyapati, Benjamin Ralph Hollis, David William Bettis, Kirk Arlo Petersen, Korwin Jon Smith
  • Patent number: 10499928
    Abstract: A method and device for reducing the damaging effects of radiant energy, blast, or concussive events includes applying pressure to at least one jugular vein to reduce the egress of blood from the cranial cavity during or before the incidence of the imparting event. Reducing blood outflow from the cranial cavity increases intracranial volume and/or pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid to reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury and injuries to the spinal column. Reducing blood outflow further increases the intracranial pressure and volume, and thereby increases the pressure and volume of the cochlear fluid, the vitreous humor and the cerebrospinal fluid to thereby reduce the risk of injury to the inner ear, internal structure of the eye and of the spinal column. In addition, increasing intracranial pressure and volume reduces the likelihood of brain injury and any associated loss of olfactory function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TBI INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Smith, Kevin John Vititoe, Jamison Joseph Float, Chad Michael Leeder
  • Publication number: 20190366551
    Abstract: A sensing manipulator of an articulated arm is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Chistopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10486720
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a controller that communicates between a first vehicle and a second vehicle and/or a monitoring device in a vehicle system. The controller determines a communication loss and, responsive to determining the communication loss, switches to communicating via a different communication path. The controller also determines an operational restriction on movement of the vehicle system based on the communication loss that is determined, obtains a transitional plan that designates operational settings of the vehicle system at one or more different locations along a route being traveled by the vehicle system, different distances along the route being traveled by the vehicle system, and/or different times. The controller automatically changes the movement of the vehicle system according to the operational settings designated by the transitional plan to reduce the movement of the vehicle system to or below the operational restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Scott William Dulmage, Robert Thomas Oliveira, Jared Klineman Cooper, Wolfgang Daum, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Brian Lawry, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Steven Andrew Kellner, Eugene Smith, Glen Paul Peltonen
  • Publication number: 20190337723
    Abstract: A processing system for processing objects using a programmable motion device is disclosed. The processing system a perception unit for perceiving identifying indicia representative of an identity of an object associated with an input conveyance system, and an acquisition system for acquiring the object from a plurality of objects at an input area using an end effector of the programmable motion device, wherein the programmable motion device is adapted for assisting in the delivery of the object to an identified processing location. The identified processing location being associated with the identifying indicia and said identified processing location being provided as one of a plurality of processing locations. The processing system also includes a delivery system for receiving the object in a carrier and for delivering the object toward the identified processing location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas WAGNER, Kevin AHEARN, John Richard AMEND, JR., Benjamin COHEN, Michael DAWSON-HAGGERTY, William Hartman FORT, Christopher GEYER, Jennifer Eileen KING, Thomas KOLETSCHKA, Michael Cap KOVAL, Kyle MARONEY, Matthew T. MASON, William Chu-Hyon MCMAHAN, Gene Temple PRICE, Joseph ROMANO, Daniel SMITH, Siddhartha SRINIVASA, Prasanna VELAGAPUDI, Thomas ALLEN
  • Patent number: 10463797
    Abstract: An incremental syringe is provided and includes a syringe barrel, a finger grip disposed at the proximal end of the syringe barrel, a tab disposed inside the syringe barrel, and a plunger body having detents, wherein the detents are configured to interact with the tab to provide audible and tactile feedback to a user when the plunger body is pushed through the syringe barrel in a distal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: URO-1, INC.
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Philip Morrison Allred, III, John Joseph Smith
  • Patent number: 10465157
    Abstract: A sampling assembly configured to be coupled to a sample source is provided. The sampling assembly is configured to facilitate aseptic sampling at one or more instances in time. The sampling assembly includes a first conduit having a first port and a second port, where the first port is configured to be coupled to the sample source, and where the second port is configured to be hermetically sealed. The sampling assembly further includes a plurality of sub-conduits having corresponding sub-ports, where each of the plurality of sub-conduits is operatively coupled to the first conduit at respective connection points, and where each of the sub-ports is in fluidic communication with the first conduit. Moreover, the sampling assembly includes a plurality of sampling kits, where each sampling kit of the plurality of sampling kits is operatively connected to a respective sub-port of a corresponding sub-conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Chengkun Zhang, Kenneth Roger Conway, Donald Joseph Buckley, Eugene Pauling Boden, Weston Blaine Griffin, Anshika Bajaj, Reginald Donovan Smith, Zhipeng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190329196
    Abstract: A method of mixing a pharmaceutical solution including adding a gas into an interior compartment of a mix bag to form a headspace. The interior compartment of the mix bag includes a top portion and a bottom portion. The headspace adjacent to the top portion contains gas. The method includes adding a solvent into the mix bag, and establishing a bubble column in the interior compartment by activating a recirculation assembly. The recirculation assembly includes a connecting pathway operably coupled to a recirculation pump. A first end of the connecting pathway is coupled to a top gas recirculation port and a second end is coupled to a bottom gas recirculation port of the mix bag such that the recirculation pump draws the gas from the headspace and delivers the gas to the interior compartment via the bottom gas recirculation port. The method includes adding a solute into the mix bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: William Spencer Hurst, Kent Alan Williams, Donald A. Smith, Michael P. Wehrli, Luis Ernesto Criales Escobar, Jessica Tam, Joseph Edward Bigalke, Gert Najdeni, Karan Kerwell, Lushan Zhou, Michael Imeobong Essien
  • Publication number: 20190329410
    Abstract: A processing system is disclosed for providing processing of homogenous and non-homogenous objects in both structured and cluttered environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: D866625
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Joseph Born, Timothy Scott Smith
  • Patent number: D868326
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: CHARGE AHEAD LLC
    Inventors: Anne Marie Griffin, Stephen Joseph Smith