Patents by Inventor Kevin Dale Smith

Kevin Dale 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: 10279431
    Abstract: A part, such as an automotive part, is provided. The part includes at least two work pieces which are joined together at a weld seam. The weld seam has a laser metal deposition layer with at least one of nickel and iron, and the laser metal deposition layer is substantially entirely free of silicate islands. The part further includes a painted, phosphate or electrocoated coating which is bonded with at least a portion of the laser metal deposition layer of the weld seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Florian Hanschmann, Jeremey Brian Magda, Kevin Dale Smith
  • Publication number: 20190039181
    Abstract: A part, such as an automotive part, is provided. The part includes at least two work pieces of steel which are joined together at a weld seam which includes at least one of nickel and iron and is substantially entirely free of silicate islands. The part also includes a painted, phosphated or electrocoated coating which is bonded with at least a portion of the substantially entirely silicate island free weld seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Florian HANSCHMANN, Jeremey Brian MAGDA, Kevin Dale SMITH
  • Patent number: 10124441
    Abstract: A part, such as an automotive part, is provided. The part includes at least two work pieces of steel which are joined together at a weld seam which includes at least one of nickel and iron and is substantially entirely free of silicate islands. The part also includes a painted, phosphated or electrocoated coating which is bonded with at least a portion of the substantially entirely silicate island free weld seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Florian Hanschmann, Jeremey Brian Magda, Kevin Dale Smith
  • Publication number: 20150273629
    Abstract: A part, such as an automotive part, is provided. The part includes at least two work pieces which are joined together at a weld seam. The weld seam has a laser metal deposition layer with at least one of nickel and iron, and the laser metal deposition layer is substantially entirely free of silicate islands. The part further includes a painted, phosphate or electrocoated coating which is bonded with at least a portion of the laser metal deposition layer of the weld seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Florian Hanschmann, Jeremey Brian Magda, Kevin Dale Smith
  • Publication number: 20150251274
    Abstract: A part, such as an automotive part, is provided. The part includes at least two work pieces of steel which are joined together at a weld seam which includes at least one of nickel and iron and is substantially entirely free of silicate islands. The part also includes a painted, phosphated or electrocoated coating which is bonded with at least a portion of the substantially entirely silicate island free weld seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Florian Hanschmann, Jeremey Brian Magda, Kevin Dale Smith
  • Patent number: 8294715
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for generating data graphical displays. The data is indicative of a plurality of variables. The system and method receive data that is to be displayed in a non-textual format. Graph style data items are retrieved that contain display characteristics for displaying the data in the non-textual format. The data is displayed in accordance with the graph style data items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: SAS Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Himesh G. Patel, Frank Lee Wimmer, Cleester Daniel Heath, IV, Paul W. Layne, Kevin Dale Smith
  • Patent number: 7170519
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for generating data graphical displays. The data is indicative of a plurality of variables. The system and method receive data that is to be displayed in a non-textual format. Graph style data items are retrieved that contain display characteristics for displaying the data in the non-textual format. The data is displayed in accordance with the graph style data items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Himesh G. Patel, Frank Lee Wimmer, Cleester Daniel Heath, IV, Paul W. Layne, Kevin Dale Smith
  • Publication number: 20030193502
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for generating data graphical displays. The data is indicative of a plurality of variables. The system and method receive data that is to be displayed in a non-textual format. Graph style data items are retrieved that contain display characteristics for displaying the data in the non-textual format. The data is displayed in accordance with the graph style data items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventors: Himesh G. Patel, Frank Lee Wimmer, Cleester Daniel Heath, Paul W. Layne, Kevin Dale Smith