Patents by Inventor Kenneth R. Smith

Kenneth 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: 10920580
    Abstract: A system and method for obtaining real time down hole flow measurements and proppant concentrations between perforations and/or perforation clusters during hydraulic fracturing in multistage stimulated wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman R. Warpinski, Mikko Jaaskelainen, Kenneth James Smith, Brian Park
  • Patent number: 10898217
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, an apparatus for treating a tissue site may include a contact layer formed from a compressible material. The contact layer may include a plurality of apertures extending at least partially through the contact layer. The contact layer may be configurable such that at least a portion of the apertures include a first plurality of orifices having a diameter in a first diameter range and such that at least a portion of the apertures include a second plurality of orifices having a diameter in a second diameter range. The first diameter range may be from about 2 mm to about 6 mm. The second diameter range may be from about 8 mm to about 15 mm. The apparatus may include a cover configured to form a sealed space including the contact layer and the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Diwi L. Allen, Prathamesh Kharkar, Marisa Schmidt, Justin Rice, Shannon C. Ingram, Kenneth R. Smith, Benjamin Andrew Pratt, Christopher A. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20200392571
    Abstract: Methods and systems for ordering assays which detect SNPs or gene expression are provided. The methods use PCR and RT-PCR procedures. Collections of stock assays are assembled using pre- and post-manufacturing quality control procedures and made available to consumers via the Internet. In addition, custom assays are prepared upon order from the consumer and these assays are also prepared using pre- and post-manufacturing quality control procedures. The assays are then delivered to the consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan T. KOEHLER, Kenneth J. LIVAK, Junko STEVENS, Francisco M. DE LA VEGA, Michael RHODES, Laurent R. BELLON, Dawn MADDEN, Dennis A. GILBERT, Yu N. WANG, Eugene G. SPIER, Xiaoqing YOU, Lily XU, Jeremy HEIL, Emily S. WINN-DEEN, Ivy McMULLEN, Susan EDDINS, Leila G. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200384457
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, a fluid ejection device is described. The fluid ejection device includes a vertical support and an interface movably coupled to the vertical support. The interface is to receive an ejection head. The fluid ejection device also includes a manual adjustment device associated with the interface to adjust a distance between the interface and a substrate stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Dennis R. Esterberg, Christie Dudenhoefer, Kenneth Duda, Ed M. Grenier, David H. Ochs, Joshua M. Yu, Matthew David Smith
  • Patent number: 10772874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds and compositions for the inhibition of NAMPT, their synthesis, applications and antidotes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Bair, Timm R. Baumeister, Alexandre J. Buckmelter, Karl H. Clodfelter, Peter Dragovich, Francis Gosselin, Bingsong Han, Jian Lin, Dominic J. Reynolds, Bruce Roth, Chase C. Smith, Zhongguo Wang, Po-Wai Yuen, Xiaozhang Zheng
  • Publication number: 20200283403
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds and compositions for the inhibition of NAMPT, their synthesis, applications and antidotes. An embodiment of the invention is the provision of a compound of Formula IIIA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Bair, Timm R. Baumeister, Alexandre J. Buckmelter, Karl H. Clodfelter, Bingsong Han, Jian Lin, Dominic J. Reynolds, Chase C. Smith, Zhongguo Wang, Xiaozhang Zheng, Po-Wai Yuen
  • Publication number: 20200284398
    Abstract: The process begins by obtaining a first batch of monomers selected from a group of acrylates with a molecular weight equal to or less than butyl acrylate and/or methacrylate with a molecular weight equal to or less than butyl methacrylate. A second batch of monomers is then selected from a group of acrylates with a molecular weight greater than butyl acrylate and/or methacrylate with a molecular weight greater than butyl methacrylate. A mixture is then prepared by mixing the first batch of monomers and the second batch of monomers, wherein the second batch of monomers are greater than 50% by weight of the mixture. Finally, the mixture is polymerized to produce a drag reducing polymer. The drag reducing polymer is capable of imparting drag reducing properties in liquid hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Zhiyi BAO, Stuart N. MILLIGAN, Michael OLECHNOWICZ, Ray L. JOHNSTON, Timothy L. BURDEN, Kenneth W. SMITH, William F. HARRIS, Wayne R. DREHER, JR.
  • Patent number: 10730486
    Abstract: A vehicle wash control system for controlling the amount of wash product applied to a vehicle based on environmental or other conditions, sensed locally or controlled/sensed remotely. The vehicle wash control system generally includes one or more electronic control valves that may be controlled by a control unit that receives inputs from a sensor or remotely which adjusts the flow of wash products responsive to the inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cleaning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Krause, Donald J. Pansier, Daniel J. Mathys, Kenneth R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10710916
    Abstract: A mobile sewage treatment and water reclamation system for rapid deployment to augment existing wastewater systems and provide interim service in lieu of permanent facilities, includes: (a) denaturing stage wherein raw sewage is first ground into suspendable grit, its pH first lowered to kill acid-sensitive bio-organisms, then raised to kill base-sensitive bio-organisms, and then neutralized; (b) clarifying stage employing an inverted-cone tank to circulate the solution after injection with chemicals to flocculate small particles for collection in a layer for siphoning off; and (c) disposal stage wherein clarified water passes through media filters to remove remaining solids and odors, the effluent water being clean enough for irrigation, aquatic life and discharge into waterways; and wherein sterile sludge is pressed into semi-dry solids, then dried, crushed, powdered and bagged for use as high-nitrate biomass fertilizer or for fossil-fuel power co-generation applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: E3 WATER, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Smith, Kenneth A. Roberson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10696692
    Abstract: The present invention relates to certain amido-benzyl sulfoxide and sulfone compounds, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, and methods of treatment using such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth W Bair, Timm R Baumeister, Alexandre J Buckmelter, Karl H Clodfelter, Peter Dragovich, Francis Gosselin, Janet Gunzner-Toste, Bingsong Han, Jian Lin, Xiongcai Liu, Dominic J Reynolds, Chase C Smith, Zhongguo Wang, Mark Zak, Yamin Zhang, Guiling Zhao, Xiaozhang Zheng, Po-Wai Yuen
  • Patent number: 10689692
    Abstract: Methods and systems for ordering assays which detect SNPs or gene expression are provided. The methods use PCR and RT-PCR procedures. Collections of stock assays are assembled using pre- and post-manufacturing quality control procedures and made available to consumers via the Internet. In addition, custom assays are prepared upon order from the consumer and these assays are also prepared using pre- and post-manufacturing quality control procedures. The assays are then delivered to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan T. Koehler, Kenneth J. Livak, Junko Stevens, Francisco M. De La Vega, Michael Rhodes, Laurent R. Bellon, Dawn Madden, Dennis A. Gilbert, Yu N. Wang, Eugene G. Spier, Xiaoqing You, Lily Xu, Jeremy Heil, Emily S. Winn-Deen, Ivy McMullen, Susan Eddins, Leila G. Smith
  • Patent number: 10689971
    Abstract: Example apparatus, methods, and systems are described for performing bottom hole measurements in a downhole environment. In an example system, a bridge plug is deployed at a downhole location of a cased well, An optical fiber cable is deployed exterior to the casing of the well. The bridge plug includes a sensor and an acoustic signal generator, which transmits acoustic signals through the casing to the optical fiber cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth James Smith, Norman R. Warpinski, Mikko Jaaskelainen, Brian Vandellyn Park
  • Patent number: 10654731
    Abstract: A method and system generate reductive and/or oxidative chemical species in an aqueous fluid stream to disinfect and/or remove contamination. A filter is provided having a filter element of at least two porous carbon support layers and a silicate wool or glass wool layer in direct contact with and between the at least two porous carbon support layers. Electric current is passed through the filter element. A fluid stream containing elemental halogens and/or halide salts is passed through the filter element, distributing halogens or halides within the filter element. contaminants from the fluid mass onto the filter element, thereby disinfecting or removing the contaminants. Oxidizing contaminants from the fluid mass are adsorbed onto the filter element, thereby disinfecting or removing the contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Code, Richard H. Smith, Jenny Boutros, Ahmed Moustafa, Alexander Evans, Parastoo Pourrezaei, Simmon C. Hofstatter
  • Patent number: 10647695
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds and compositions for the inhibition of NAMPT, their synthesis, applications and antidotes. An embodiment of the invention is the provision of a compound of Formula IIIA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Forma TM, LLC, Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Bair, Timm R. Baumeister, Alexandre J. Buckmelter, Karl H. Clodfelter, Bingsong Han, Jian Lin, Dominic J. Reynolds, Chase C. Smith, Zhongguo Wang, Xiaozhang Zheng, Po-Wai Yuen
  • Patent number: 10652370
    Abstract: An image item processing engine for image item exchange may receive an image item data packet including two image items, each including a digital image documenting an action for a recipient institution and associated metadata. The metadata may identify the image item sender and a country associated with an image item, the packet originator, or the recipient institution, at least one country associated with the second image item being different than a country associated with the first image item. The engine may apply sorting rules to determine item types for the first and second image items based on their metadata, determine a recipient institution for the packet based on the item types, assemble a data transfer packet including the digital images and metadata included in the first and second image items, and provide the data transfer packet to a transfer packet routing service for routing to the selected recipient institution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Timmy Leo Gauvin, Kenneth R. Cox, Haywood P. Enloe, Jasher David Fowles, Georgeann Paschal Gregory, Christopher David Greth, Shawn Cart Gunsolley, Charles Christopher Harbinson, Leslie Marie LaRock, Clarence E. Lee, II, Timothy Alan Mincey, Jeanne Marie Moulton, Raymond William Schall, Jr., Tami Marie Shepard, Michael G. Smith, Shashi R. Warrier
  • Publication number: 20200132495
    Abstract: A mapping system, method and computer program product are provided to apply texture, such as windows and doors, to the visual representation of a plurality of buildings. In the context of a method, images of each of a plurality of buildings are analyzed to detect building texture for one or more faces of the buildings. A representation of the building texture is spread to visual representations of one or more faces of a respective building that do not have a detected texture. The building texture may be spread from another face of the same building that has detected texture and is of a corresponding size to the face of the building without detected texture. Or, the building texture may be spread from a face of a neighboring building has a detected texture and is of a corresponding size to the face of the building without detected texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. SMITH, Jeffrey R. BACH, Mark THOMPSON, Mitchel DEASON, Marc FREDRICKSON
  • Publication number: 20200115260
    Abstract: Contaminants are filtered from a fluid flow stream and the filter is regenerated by a process including steps of: providing a filter material comprising both carbon and potassium iodide; passing a contaminated fluid stream in contact with the filter material; adsorbing contaminants from the fluid stream onto surfaces in the filter material; passing an electric current through the filter material with adsorbed contaminant thereon; disassociating contaminant from the surfaces of the filter material; and removing disassociated contaminant from the filter material by carrying away the disassociated contaminant in a fluid flow mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jenny Boutros, Kenneth R. Code, Alexander Evans, Carter Goertzen, Simmon Christian Hofstetter, Charles Clarke Laing, Parastoo Pourrazzei, Richard H. Smith, Pavel Tourin, Ahmed Moustafa
  • Patent number: 10618234
    Abstract: The present application relates generally to retroreflective sheeting and the tools and methods used to make retroreflective sheeting. Microreplication tools and sheeting include controlled surface structure or haze. The surface structure or haze can be introduced, for example, by chemical etching of the tool surface and/or electroplating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Smith, James R. Imbertson, John C. Kelliher, John A. Worrell, Sidney A. Ellingstad
  • Patent number: D881202
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Dekruif, James Killingworth Seddon, Christopher Brian Locke, Benjamin Andrew Pratt, James A. Luckemeyer, Kenneth R. Smith
  • Patent number: D903093
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: James Killingworth Seddon, Steve Baker, Kenneth R. Smith, Shannon C. Ingram, Benjamin Andrew Pratt