Patents by Inventor Kenneth B. Smith

Kenneth B. 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: 10393196
    Abstract: An example system for disconnecting a driven member from a driving member is described. The system includes a vibration detection device configured to output vibration signals indicative of vibration levels of the driven member. The system also includes a controller including at least one processor. The controller is arranged to (i) determine that a vibration signal output by the vibration detection device satisfies a threshold condition and (ii) based at least on the determination that the vibration signal satisfies the threshold condition, trigger a mechanical disconnection of the driven member from the driving member by a mechanical disconnect device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Paul R. Smith, Victoria L. Garcia, Jerry E. Farstad, Kenneth B. Dunkelberg, Ernest H. Kanning, Kyle A. Peterson, Joel R. Will, Michel G. Malett
  • Publication number: 20190138748
    Abstract: A device for removal of personally identifiable data receives monitoring data acquired by a sensor. The monitoring data including personally identifiable data relating to one or more individuals being monitored. The system processes the acquired monitoring data to remove the personally identifiable data by at least one of abstraction or redaction while the monitoring data is located on the device. The processed monitoring data having the personally identifiable data removed can thereby be transmitted external to the device with reduced security risk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Donna K. LONG, John B. HESKETH, LaSean T. SMITH, Kenneth L. KIEMELE, Evan L. JONES
  • Publication number: 20040195042
    Abstract: The present invention consists of an improved hunting stand to be releasably attached to the rear rack area above the rear axle of a factory equipped ATV. The improved hunting stand or platform may be raised from its traveling position just behind the ATV operator to a desired hunting height. The stand may be raised manually by the hunter or automatically through some form of electronic or hydraulic scissor lift mechanism. Retractable outriggers extend from the base of the scissor lift mechanism to rest on the ground and provide additional stability when the stand is used on uneven terrain. Finally, the improved hunting stand includes dry boxes for ammunition storage; rifle supports for steadying a hunter's aim and a foldable or swivel seat to comfortably support the hunter during hunting activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Smith
  • Patent number: 6554152
    Abstract: The cover member is adapted to receive a fuel-containing cell for a vehicle, such as a stock car racing vehicle, and is configured to cover and fit snugly against substantially all of the surfaces of the fuel cell. The cover member comprises a plurality of layers of penetration-resistant, synthetic material, which is lightweight but high strength, flexible and, to an extent, stretchable, so that in the event of a penetration of the fuel cell by a moving object, such as debris caused by a vehicle crash, material in the vicinity of the penetration is drawn through the opening in the fuel cell with the object, preventing contact of the object and the exposed edges of the opening in the fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Smith
  • Publication number: 20020121522
    Abstract: The cover member is adapted to receive a fuel-containing cell for a vehicle, such as a stock car racing vehicle, and is configured to cover and fit snugly against substantially all of the surfaces of the fuel cell. The cover member comprises a plurality of layers of penetration-resistant, synthetic material, which is lightweight but high strength, flexible and, to an extent, stretchable, so that in the event of a penetration of the fuel cell by a moving object, such as debris caused by a vehicle crash, material in the vicinity of the penetration is drawn through the opening in the fuel cell with the object, preventing contact of the object and the exposed edges of the opening in the fuel cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Smith
  • Patent number: 6040061
    Abstract: A tear resistant film comprises at least three layers situated one on the other in a parallel array. The layers are individually selected from a stiff polyester or copolyester, a ductile sebacic acid based copolyester, and optionally, an intermediate material. Tear resistance may be measured in a Graves area test and reflects the ability of the film to absorb energy. The films of the invention are useful in many articles including security control laminates for glazing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ralph H. Bland, James M. Jonza, James D. Smith, Jeffrey F. Bradley, Kenneth B. Smith
  • Patent number: 5604019
    Abstract: A tear resistant film comprises more than five layers situated one on the other in a parallel array. The layers are individually selected from a stiff polyester or copolyester, a ductile polymeric material, and optionally, an intermediate material. The stiff polyester or copolyester is oriented in at least one direction. Tear resistance may be measured in a Graves area test and reflects the ability of the film to absorb energy. The films of the invention are useful in many articles including security control laminates for glazing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Ralph H. Bland, James M. Jonza, James D. Smith, Richard C. Allen, Jeffrey F. Bradley, Kenneth B. Smith, Bruce D. Stambaugh
  • Patent number: 5584185
    Abstract: An energy providing assembly is powered by a water cooled internal combustion engine suspended within an enclosure by compliant springs and restrained by resilient snubbing means which limits movement of the suspended engine. Generating apparatus for generating mains specification electrical power and/or refrigeration apparatus, including a compressor, for refrigerating a coolant are fixed to and driven by the engine and are accessed by accessible coupling means which include a power outlet and plug-in coolant circuit connections. The refrigeration apparatus is arranged in heat exchange relationship with a coolant circuit associated with the coolant circuit connections whereby a remote fan coil unit may be installed by running conventional hoses to the apparatus and connecting to the coolant circuit connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Mishport Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Ronald H. Rumble, Kenneth B. Smith, Robert C. Archibald, Frank W. Grigg
  • Patent number: 5427842
    Abstract: A tear resistant film comprises more than five layers situated one on the other in a parallel array. The layers are individually selected from a stiff polyester or copolyester, a ductile polymeric material, and optionally, an intermediate material. The stiff polyester or copolyester is oriented in at least one direction. Tear resistance may be measured in a Graves area test and reflects the ability of the film to absorb energy. The films of the invention are useful in many articles including security control laminates for glazing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Ralph H. Bland, James M. Jonza, James D. Smith, Richard C. Allen, Jeffrey F. Bradley, Kenneth B. Smith, Bruce D. Stambaugh
  • Patent number: 5274758
    Abstract: A user/PC interface system is described which enables the creation and performance of a synchronized audio/visual story on the PC. The interface enables the initial storage of a plurality of visual images. Then, it enables the creation of an audio presentation which includes labels and time indications, certain of which are employed for synchronization purposes. The system is responsive to a label to execute a predetermined command upon the appearance of the label in the audio presentation. The PC is then operated to perform the audio presentation, that performance automatically causing the display of visual images upon the occurrence of labels and time indications.An improved, table-based authoring system is also described for preparation of both the above noted audio and visual presentations. The system relies upon columnar presentations of a tabular form, each column indicating a separate control function (or comment) relating to the audio/visual presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: International Business Machines
    Inventors: Bradley J. Beitel, Mark S. Bishop, Nancy A. Burns, John J. Deacon, Robert D. Gordon, Charles L. Haug, Kenneth B. Smith, Lonnie S. Walling, Michael D. Wilkes, Peter C. Yanker
  • Patent number: 5119474
    Abstract: A user/PC interface system is described which enables the creation and performance of a synchronized audio/visual story on the PC. The interface enables the initial storage of a plurality of visual images. Then, it enables the creation of an audio presentation which includes labels and time indications, certain of which are employed for synchronization purposes. The system is responsive to a label to execute a predetermined command upon the appearance of the label in the audio presentation. The PC is then operated to perform the audio presentation, that performance automatically causing the display of visual images upon the occurrence of labels and time indications. A table-based authoring system is also described for preparation of both the above noted audio and visual presentations. The system relies upon columnar presentations of a tabular form, each column indicating a separate control function (or comment) relating to the audio/visual presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Beitel, Mark S. Bishop, John J. Deacon, Robert D. Gordon, Kenneth B. Smith, Lonnie S. Walling, Michael D. Wilkes, Peter C. Yanker, Nancy A. Burns, Charles L. Haug
  • Patent number: 5108202
    Abstract: A wheelchair with a seat on which a patient can sit, a back rest for the patient when sitting on the seat, and a lifting device for lifting a patient in the wheel chair into a standing position. The lifting device being a jack with manually operable mechanism for extending said jack and a linkage connecting the jack to the seat and to the backrest and including a parallel movement link means. The arrangement being such that on extension of the jack, the seat and back rest will be moved with the back rest carrying out movement in a substantially parallel direction so that the patient will be moved from a sitting position to substantially a standing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Smith
  • Patent number: 4502793
    Abstract: A camera contains a row of diodes sensitive to infrared radiation and mounted on a turntable for rotation about the optical axis of the camera. The signals from the diodes provide a temperature profile of a band across the width of a strip of hot rolled steel moving in a direction orthogonal to the optical axis and to the length of the row of diodes. Since the diodes are low accuracy devices, their measurements are compensated by normalizing co-efficients derived by comparison with the signal provided by an optical pyrometer viewing the central part of the steel strip in the region of the optical axis. To enable all diodes to be calibrated, calibration is effected with the turntable rotated 90.degree. to align all the diodes with the central part of the strip as viewed by the pyrometer. The camera may be mounted on one arm of a C-frame having X-ray tubes in an arm and X-ray detectors in the other arm for the purpose of measuring the thickness profile of the strip in known way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1985
    Assignee: Schlumberger Electronics (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Smith, Derek W. Adams
  • Patent number: D296122
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: Woodcraft Equipment Company
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Smith, Jr.