Patents by Inventor Kenneth A. Smith

Kenneth 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).

  • Patent number: 11232358
    Abstract: A neural network system for performing a processing task on regulatory content and a method for training the system are disclosed. The method for training involves configuring a neural network language model capable of generating a language embedding output in response to receiving content. The method further involves fine-tuning the language model using regulatory content training data to generate a regulatory content language embedding output for regulatory content processed by the language model. The method also involves configuring at least one task specific output layer to generate task specific results in response to receiving the regulatory content language embedding output from the language model, and training the neural network system using task specific training data to output the task specific results, at least a portion of the task specific training data having been labeled prior to configuring the task specific neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: MOORE & GASPERECZ GLOBAL INC.
    Inventors: Mahdi Ramezani, Kenneth Smith, Elijah Solomon Krag, Amir Abbas Tahmasbi, Margery Moore
  • Patent number: 11226438
    Abstract: A support for optical elements is described. The support includes a base substrate with high specific stiffness and a finishing layer. The base substrate is a non-oxide ceramic material, preferably a carbide, such as boron carbide or silicon carbide. The finishing layer is preferably Ge or an alloy of Al and Si. The finishing layer is or is capable of being processed to provide a surface with low finish. Low finish is achieved by diamond turning or polishing the finishing material. The finishing layer has a coefficient of thermal expansion similar to the coefficient of thermal expansion of the base substrate. The optical element optionally includes a reflective stack on the finishing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce Hildreth Myrick, Leonard Gerard Wamboldt, Kenneth Smith Woodard
  • Patent number: 11225438
    Abstract: The invention provides novel paving stones and construction block composite materials and methods for preparation thereof. The paving stones and construction block composite materials can be readily produced from widely available, low cost precursor materials by a production process that involves compacting in a mold that is suitable for large-scale production. The precursor materials include calcium silicate, for example, wollastonite, and particulate filler materials which can comprise silicon dioxide-rich materials. Additives can include calcium carbonate-rich and magnesium carbonate-rich materials. Various additives can be used to fine-tune the physical appearance and mechanical properties of the composite material, such as colorants such as particles of colored materials, such as, and pigments (e.g., black iron oxide, cobalt oxide and chromium oxide).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SOLIDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Francis Henn, Deepak Ravikumar, John P. Kuppler, Kenneth Smith, Oguzhan Oflaz, Dawid Zambrzycki, Vahit Atakan
  • Publication number: 20220013160
    Abstract: Devices are disclosed. A device may include a source configured to couple to a number of memory cells. The device may also include at least one transistor coupled between the source and a ground voltage. Further, the device may include an antifuse coupled between the at least one transistor and the ground voltage. Methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Marr, Michael A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210407989
    Abstract: Methods of forming a circuit-protection device include forming a dielectric having a first thickness and a second thickness greater than the first thickness over a semiconductor, forming a conductor over the dielectric, and patterning the conductor to retain a portion of the conductor over a portion of the dielectric having the second thickness, and to retain substantially no portion of the conductor over a portion of the dielectric having the first thickness, wherein the retained portion of the conductor defines a control gate of a field-effect transistor of the circuit-protection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Smith, Kenneth W. Marr
  • Patent number: 11203123
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods of manufacturing an article using electroadhesion technology, either as a sole modality of handling such materials or in concert with vacuum for the pick up and release of materials, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Grabit, Inc.
    Inventors: Harsha Prahlad, Richard J. Casler, Susan Kim, Matthew Leettola, Jon Smith, Kenneth Tan, Patrick Wang, John Mathew Farren, Patrick Conall Regan, Po Cheng Chen, Honam Ko, Dragan Jurkovic, Aishwarya Varadhan, Tsung Tai Chien, Chang-Chu Liao, Chih-Chi Chang, Kuo-Hung Lee, TaeHoun Kim
  • Patent number: 11173236
    Abstract: A liquid-collection canister includes a liquid collection chamber defined by at least one wall and a first and second gas-communication pathway formed within the at least one wall. A first aperture is positioned between the first gas-communication pathway and the liquid collection chamber to allow gaseous communication between the liquid collection chamber and the first gas-communication pathway. A second aperture is positioned between the second gas-communication pathway and the liquid collection chamber to allow gaseous communication between the liquid collection chamber and the second gas-communication pathway. A first and a second liquid-air separator are positioned over the first aperture and the second aperture, respectively, to substantially prevent liquid passing through the first and second apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Bendele, Kenneth Smith
  • Patent number: 11153610
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and computer readable media are provided for distributing data with multi-tiered encoding. For example, a system for communication of data streams to endpoints is provided that includes: encoders, each encoder configured to encode a data stream according to at least one encoding parameter; transmitting devices organized into groups based on at least one communication characteristic; each group of transmitting devices configured to receive encoded data from an associated one of the encoders; each transmitting device of the plurality of transmitting devices configured to transmit the encoded data to an associated one of the plurality of endpoints; and at least one controller configured to monitor communication characteristics of the plurality of transmitting devices and to adjust membership of the transmitting devices in the plurality of groups based on the monitored communication characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: DEJERO LABS INC.
    Inventors: David Pui Keung Sze, Cameron Kenneth Smith, Anthony Todd Schneider, Bogdan Frusina
  • Publication number: 20210297929
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are described that employ actionable intelligence in an emergency or other situation requiring immediate situational awareness, based on multiple types of input. Actionable intelligence is an output providing guidance or information that can be acted on to resolve an incident. The device can be configured to request re-allocation of resources based on incident severity, and bonding technology is used to provide improved speed and reliability in networking communications following a triggering event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Bogdan FRUSINA, Todd SCHNEIDER, Cameron Kenneth SMITH, Jonathon OBERHOLZER
  • Publication number: 20210289014
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to real-time streaming of large quantities of time critical data over multiple distinct networks from a communications device. More specifically, embodiments described herein may address challenges and problems of maintaining consistent data reception quality when faced with the anomalies of a moving sender that is sending data using a relatively unstable method. This may be achieved by converting single source data into multiple data streams, placing them in transport buffers and storing them for forwarding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Bogdan FRUSINA, Akos HORVATH, David Pui Keung SZE, Barry GILHULY, Cameron Kenneth SMITH, Joseph Robert Wayne MALLET, Robert FLATT
  • Publication number: 20210279017
    Abstract: An example device capable of predicting print substance end-of-life (EOL) comprises a container to hold a print substance, the container comprising a refill port through which print substance is to be introduced into the container. The example device also comprises a processor to receive signals indicative of an amount of print substance introduced via the refill port. The processor is also to predict a print substance end-of-life (EOL) based on the amount of print substance introduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Mathew LAVIGNE, Jeffrey LUKE, Sean Daniel FITZGERALD, Dean RICHTSMEIER, Kenneth SMITH
  • Publication number: 20210280778
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing one or more interconnects to magnetoresistive structure comprising (i) depositing a first conductive material in a via; (2) etching the first conductive material wherein, after etching the first conductive material a portion of the first conductive material remains in the via, (3) partially filling the via by depositing a second conductive material in the via and directly on the first conductive material in the via; (4) depositing a first electrode material in the via and directly on the second conductive material in the via; (5) polishing a first surface of the first electrode material wherein, after polishing, the first electrode material is (i) on the second conductive material in the via and (ii) over the portion of the first conductive material remaining in the via; and (6) forming a magnetoresistive structure over the first electrode material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Everspin Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry Joseph NAGEL, Kenneth SMITH, Moazzem HOSSAIN, Sanjeev AGGARWAL
  • Publication number: 20210265563
    Abstract: A semiconductor process integrates three bridge circuits, each include magnetoresistive sensors coupled as a Wheatstone bridge on a single chip to sense a magnetic field in three orthogonal directions. The process includes various deposition and etch steps forming the magnetoresistive sensors and a plurality of flux guides on one of the three bridge circuits for transferring a ā€œZā€ axis magnetic field onto sensors orientated in the XY plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: EVERSPIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Renu WHIG, Phillip MATHER, Kenneth SMITH, Sanjeev AGGARWAL, Jon SLAUGHTER, Nicholas RIZZO
  • Publication number: 20210266569
    Abstract: A system and method for transmission of a video stream are provided. The system may include: an encoder adapted to generate a video stream comprising a plurality of encoded frames, encoded according to at least one encoding parameter; a comparator in communication with the encoder, the comparator adapted to compare encoded frames of the plurality of encoded frames with input frames to determine a fitness metric reflective of visual quality of the encoded frames; and a controller in communication with the comparator, the controller adapted to adjust the at least one encoding parameter based on the fitness metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: David Pui Keung SZE, Akos HORVATH, Bogdan FRUSINA, Barry GILHULY, Cameron Kenneth SMITH, Joseph Robert Wayne MALLET, Anthony Todd SCHNEIDER, Robert FLATT, Hagen KAYE
  • Publication number: 20210262204
    Abstract: A computer processor implemented method and system for monitoring a condition associated with operating heavy equipment is disclosed. The method involves receiving a plurality of images at an interface of an embedded processor disposed on the heavy equipment, the images providing a view of at least an operating implement of the heavy equipment. The method also involves processing each of the plurality of images using a first neural network implemented on the embedded processor, the first neural network having been previously trained to identify regions of interest within the image. Each region of interest has an associated designation as at least one of a critical region suitable for extraction of critical operating condition information required for operation of the heavy equipment, and a non-critical region suitable for extraction of non-critical operating condition information associated with the operation of the heavy equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Shahram TAFAZOLI BILANDI, Mahdi RAMEZANI, Saman NOURANIAN, Kenneth SMITH, Sahar GHAVIDEL, Mohammad SAMETI
  • Publication number: 20210240125
    Abstract: An example device can include a reserve print materials container, an access port coupled to the reserve print materials container to receive, from a replenishment device, print materials directly to the reserve print materials container in-situ, and a main print materials container coupled to the reserve print materials container to receive print materials from the reserve print materials container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth SMITH, Dean RICHTSMEIER, Jeff LUKE, Mathew LAVIGNE, Sean Daniel FITZGERALD
  • Patent number: 11074908
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for identifying, by a computing device, at least one language model component of a plurality of language model components in at least one application associated with automatic speech recognition (ASR) and natural language understanding (NLU) usage. A contribution bias may be received for the at least one language model component. The ASR and NLU may be aligned between the plurality of language model components based upon, at least in part, the contribution bias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Bodenstab, Matt Hohensee, Dermot Connolly, Kenneth Smith, Vittorio Manzone
  • Patent number: 11055038
    Abstract: An example device capable of predicting print substance end-of-life (EOL) comprises a container to hold a print substance, the container comprising a refill port through which print substance is to be introduced into the container. The example device also comprises a processor to receive signals indicative of an amount of print substance introduced via the refill port. The processor is also to predict a print substance end-of-life (EOL) based on the amount of print substance introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mathew Lavigne, Jeffrey Luke, Sean Daniel Fitzgerald, Dean Richtsmeier, Kenneth Smith
  • Patent number: 11032339
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to real-time streaming of large quantities of time critical data over multiple distinct networks from a communications device. More specifically, embodiments described herein may address challenges and problems of maintaining consistent data reception quality when faced with the anomalies of a moving sender that is sending data using a relatively unstable method. This may be achieved by converting single source data into multiple data streams, placing them in transport buffers and storing them for forwarding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: DEJERO LABS INC.
    Inventors: Bogdan Frusina, Akos Horvath, David Pui Keung Sze, Barry Gilhuly, Cameron Kenneth Smith, Joseph Robert Wayne Mallet, Robert Flatt
  • Patent number: 11024799
    Abstract: A semiconductor process integrates three bridge circuits, each include magnetoresistive sensors coupled as a Wheatstone bridge on a single chip to sense a magnetic field in three orthogonal directions. The process includes various deposition and etch steps forming the magnetoresistive sensors and a plurality of flux guides on one of the three bridge circuits for transferring a ā€œZā€ axis magnetic field onto sensors orientated in the XY plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Everspin Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Renu Whig, Phillip Mather, Kenneth Smith, Sanjeev Aggarwal, Jon Slaughter, Nicholas Rizzo