Patents by Inventor Kevin R. Smith

Kevin 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).

  • Publication number: 20200103020
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift control circuit operates a shift actuator using a first opposing pulse command and a first actuating pulse command, and releases pressure with shift actuating and opposing volumes of the shift actuator upon determining a shift completion event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Paul PETERSON, Graeme Andrew JACKSON, Timothy Scott SMITH, Paul WILSON, Christian CHIMNER, Andrzej WOTA, Carlos H. WINK, Benjamin S. SHEEN, Kevin MCGOVERN, David L. WADAS, Troy Scott REINOEHL, James Lee WHITAKER, Steven Michael PETERSON, Clinton Lee MCCLELLAN, Paige Elizabeth FERNALD, William A. DAVID, Sujay KAWALE, Thomas CONNOLLY, Justin Keith GRIFFITHS, Joseph Paul FURNER, Sipei CHEN, Jeff HAWARDEN, Yeidei WANG, Adam Christopher MAURER, Carl Christopher SMITH, Ian Daniel MCKENZIE, Ryan PAULS, Matthew R. BUSDIECKER, Christopher DEBOER
  • Patent number: 10603777
    Abstract: A power tool is provided including a tool housing; at least one battery receptacle accommodated on the tool housing, the battery receptacle being adapted to receive a battery pack having a maximum voltage of at least 60 volts; and a brushless DC (BLDC) motor disposed within the tool housing, the motor including a stator assembly and a rotor assembly rotatably disposed within the stator assembly. A motor control and power module is disposed in close proximity to the motor, including a power switch circuit electrically coupled to the motor and a first controller configured to control a switching operation of the power switch circuit for supply of power from the battery pack to the motor. A battery management control module is disposed in close proximity to the battery receptacle, including a second controller distinct from the first controller, the second controller configured to manage an operation of the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Palich, Michael R. Marjomaa, Kevin L. Pulley, David J. Smith, Dennis A. Bush, Mark T. Cherry, Scott Eshlemann, Tal Gottesman
  • Publication number: 20200096092
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift control circuit operates a shift actuator using a first opposing pulse command and a first actuating pulse command, and releases pressure with shift actuating and opposing volumes of the shift actuator upon determining a shift completion event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Peterson, Graeme Andrew Jackson, Timothy Scott Smith, Paul Wilson, Christian Chimner, Andrzej Wota, Carlos H. Wink, Benjamin S. Sheen, Kevin McGovern, David L. Wadas, Troy Scott Reinoehl, James Lee Whitaker, Steven Michael Peterson, Clinton Lee McClellan, Paige Elizabeth Fernald, William A. David, Sujay Kawale, Thomas Connolly, Justin Keith Griffiths, Joseph Paul Furner, Sipei Chen, Jeff Hawarden, Yeidei Wang, Adam Christopher Maurer, Carl Christopher Smith, Ian Daniel McKenzie, Ryan Pauls, Matthew R. Busdiecker, Christopher DeBoer
  • Publication number: 20200096093
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift control circuit operates a shift actuator using a first opposing pulse command and a first actuating pulse command, and releases pressure with shift actuating and opposing volumes of the shift actuator upon determining a shift completion event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Paul PETERSON, Graeme Andrew JACKSON, Timothy Scott SMITH, Paul WILSON, Christian CHIMNER, Andrzej WOTA, Carlos H. WINK, Benjamin S. SHEEN, Kevin MCGOVERN, David L. WADAS, Troy Scott REINOEHL, James Lee WHITAKER, Steven Michael PETERSON, Clinton Lee MCCLELLAN, Paige Elizabeth FERNALD, William A. DAVID, Sujay KAWALE, Thomas CONNOLLY, Justin Keith GRIFFITHS, Joseph Paul FURNER, Sipei CHEN, Jeff HAWARDEN, Yeidei WANG, Adam Christopher MAURER, Carl Christopher SMITH, Ian Daniel MCKENZIE, Ryan PAULS, Matthew R. BUSDIECKER, Christopher DEBOER
  • Publication number: 20200098231
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift control circuit operates a shift actuator using a first opposing pulse command and a first actuating pulse command, and releases pressure with shift actuating and opposing volumes of the shift actuator upon determining a shift completion event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Paul PETERSON, Graeme Andrew JACKSON, Timothy Scott SMITH, Paul WILSON, Christian CHIMNER, Andrzej WOTA, Carlos H. WINK, Benjamin S. SHEEN, Kevin MCGOVERN, David L. WADAS, Troy Scott REINOEHL, James Lee WHITAKER, Steven Michael PETERSON, Clinton Lee MCCLELLAN, Paige Elizabeth FERNALD, William A. DAVID, Sujay KAWALE, Thomas CONNOLLY, Justin Keith GRIFFITHS, Joseph Paul FURNER, Sipei CHEN, Jeff HAWARDEN, Yeidei WANG, Adam Christopher MAURER, Carl Christopher SMITH, Ian Daniel MCKENZIE, Ryan PAULS, Matthew R. BUSDIECKER, Christopher DEBOER
  • Publication number: 20200096094
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift control circuit operates a shift actuator using a first opposing pulse command and a first actuating pulse command, and releases pressure with shift actuating and opposing volumes of the shift actuator upon determining a shift completion event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Paul PETERSON, Graeme Andrew JACKSON, Timothy Scott SMITH, Paul WILSON, Christian CHIMNER, Andrzej WOTA, Carlos H. WINK, Benjamin S. SHEEN, Kevin MCGOVERN, David L. WADAS, Troy Scott REINOEHL, James Lee WHITAKER, Steven Michael PETERSON, Clinton Lee MCCLELLAN, Paige Elizabeth FERNALD, William A. DAVID, Sujay KAWALE, Thomas CONNOLLY, Justin Keith GRIFFITHS, Joseph Paul FURNER, Sipei CHEN, Jeff HAWARDEN, Yeidei WANG, Adam Christopher MAURER, Carl Christopher SMITH, Ian Daniel MCKENZIE, Ryan PAULS, Matthew R. BUSDIECKER, Christopher DEBOER
  • Publication number: 20200088292
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift control circuit operates a shift actuator using a first opposing pulse command and a first actuating pulse command, and releases pressure with shift actuating and opposing volumes of the shift actuator upon determining a shift completion event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Paul PETERSON, Graeme Andrew JACKSON, Timothy Scott SMITH, Paul WILSON, Christian CHIMNER, Andrzej WOTA, Carlos H. WINK, Benjamin S. SHEEN, Kevin McGovern, David L. WADAS, Troy Scott REINOEHL, James Lee WHITAKER, Steven Michael PETERSON, Clinton Lee McClellan, Paige Elizabeth FERNALD, William A. DAVID, Sujay KAWALE, Thomas CONNOLLY, Justin Keith GRIFFITHS, Joseph Paul FURNER, Sipei CHEN, Jeff HAWARDEN, Yeidei WANG, Adam Christopher MAURER, Carl Christopher SMITH, Ian Daniel McKenzie, Ryan PAULS, Matthew R. BUSDIECKER, Christopher DEBOER
  • Patent number: 10588352
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base. In another assembly method, the base may be moved between a plurality of robots which direct the base downwardly into contact with components to couple the components therewith. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jack Gray Flinchum, Jr., Wayne Douglas Brown, Nicholas Harrison Watson, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Paul Andrew Brinkley, James Robert Covino, John DePiano, Edward Louis Dickinson, Eugene R. Harris, Kevin Edward Keough, David Jay Smith, John Hook, Michael LaCourse, Robert Metcalf, Steven Hart, David Pelletier, Marc Bourque, Nathaniel Cambray, John William Wolber, James William McClellan, Steven R. Mongillo, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10592808
    Abstract: An approach for predictively scoring test case results in real-time. Test case results associated with a test run are received by a software testing environment. Using predictive statistical models, test case results and attribute relationships are matched against model rules and test case history. A statistical correlation and confidence parameter provide the ability to generate test case relationships for predicting the outcome of other test cases in the test run. The test case relationships are transformed into scoring results and output for the further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin B. Smith, Andrew J. Thompson, David R. Waddling
  • Publication number: 20200066119
    Abstract: A device for signaling including a top member adjacent to a bottom member, a button adjacent to the top member, a sensor adjacent to the top member, a radio adjacent to the top member, a microprocessor board adjacent to the radio, a battery adjacent to the microprocessor board, and a switch adjacent to the bottom member. A button slot and sensor hole formed through the top member. The button is received in the button slot and the sensor in the sensor slot. The microprocessor board further comprises a light emitting diode. The bottom member has a bottom recess and a switch slot. The switch is received in the switch slot. The top member has a sensor recess and a screw hole. The sensor is retained in the sensor recess. The bottom member has a screw recess. The radio, microprocessor board, and battery are slidably received in the bottom slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Laura C. Tolliver, Peyton B. Cavaroc, Kevin P. Votapka, Robert R. Regal, Lucas D. Powell, Hunter J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10570292
    Abstract: An aqueous or water-borne precursor for forming an anti-fouling heterophasic thermoset polymeric coating is provided. The precursor includes a fluorine-containing polyol precursor having a functionality >about 2 that forms a branched fluorine-containing polymer component defining a continuous phase in the anti-fouling heterophasic thermoset polymeric coating. The precursor also includes a fluorine-free precursor that forms a fluorine-free component present as a plurality of domains each having an average size of ?about 100 nm to ?about 5,000 nm defining a discrete phase within the continuous phase in the anti-fouling heterophasic thermoset polymeric coating. A crosslinking agent and water are also present. An emulsifier may also be included. Methods of making anti-fouling heterophasic thermoset polymeric coatings with such precursors are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: April R. Rodriguez, Adam F. Gross, Ashley M. Dustin, Anthony L. Smith, Andrew P. Nowak, Kevin J. Drummey
  • Publication number: 20200047758
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift actuator selectively couples the input shaft to the main shaft by rotatably coupling gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. An integrated actuator housing includes a single external power access for the shift actuator. A controller interprets a shaft displacement angle, determines if the transmission is in an imminent zero or zero torque region, and performs a transmission operation in response to the transmission in the imminent zero or zero torque region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Peterson, Graeme Andrew Jackson, Timothy Scott Smith, Paul Wilson, Christian Chimner, Andrzej Wota, Carlos H. Wink, Benjamin S. Sheen, Kevin McGovern, David L. Wadas, Troy Scott Reinoehl, James Lee Whitaker, Steven Michael Peterson, Clinton Lee McClellan, Paige Elizabeth Fernald, William A. David, Sujay Kawale, Thomas Connolly, Justin Keith Griffiths, Joseph Paul Furner, Sipei Chen, Jeff Hawarden, Yeidei Wang, Adam Christopher Maurer, Carl Christopher Smith, Ian Daniel McKenzie, Ryan Pauls, Matthew R. Busdiecker, Christopher DeBoer
  • Publication number: 20200039516
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift actuator selectively couples the input shaft to the main shaft by rotatably coupling gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. An integrated actuator housing includes a single external power access for the shift actuator. A controller interprets a shaft displacement angle, determines if the transmission is in an imminent zero or zero torque region, and performs a transmission operation in response to the transmission in the imminent zero or zero torque region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Peterson, Graeme Andrew Jackson, Timothy Scott Smith, Paul Wilson, Christian Chimner, Andrzej Wota, Carlos H. Wink, Benjamin S. Sheen, Kevin McGovern, David L. Wadas, Troy Scott Reinoehl, James Lee Whitaker, Steven Michael Peterson, Clinton Lee McClellan, Paige Elizabeth Fernald, William A. David, Sujay Kawale, Thomas Connolly, Justin Keith Griffiths, Joseph Paul Furner, Sipei Chen, Jeff Hawarden, Yeidei Wang, Adam Christopher Maurer, Carl Christopher Smith, Ian Daniel McKenzie, Ryan Pauls, Matthew R. Busdiecker, Christopher DeBoer
  • Patent number: 10549631
    Abstract: An in-tank fuel pump assembly may have a mounting flange with a plurality of first coupling features, a fuel pump, a carrier connected to the fuel pump, a plurality of second coupling features on at least one of the carrier and the fuel pump, and a plurality of supports each connected to one or the first and second coupling features to locate the pump relative to the mounting flange. In some embodiments, at least one coupling feature is movable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Walbro LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Hanby, Kevin L. Israelson, Douglas W. Salowitz, Jr., Roger N. Smith, David L. Speirs, Russell R. Speirs
  • Patent number: 10553090
    Abstract: A device for signaling including a top member adjacent to a bottom member, a button adjacent to the top member, a sensor adjacent to the top member, a radio adjacent to the top member, a microprocessor board adjacent to the radio, a battery adjacent to the microprocessor board, and a switch adjacent to the bottom member. A button slot and sensor hole formed through the top member. The button is received in the button slot and the sensor in the sensor slot. The microprocessor board further comprises a light emitting diode. The bottom member has a bottom recess and a switch slot. The switch is received in the switch slot. The top member has a sensor recess and a screw hole. The sensor is retained in the sensor recess. The bottom member has a screw recess. The radio, microprocessor board, and battery are slidably received in the bottom slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Laura C. Tolliver, Peyton B. Cavaroc, Kevin P. Votapka, Robert R. Regal, Lucas D. Powell, Hunter J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10543039
    Abstract: A medical device for sympathetic nerve ablation includes a catheter shaft and an expandable member disposed on the catheter shaft. The balloon is configured to be able to shift between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration. The medical device includes an elongate electrode assembly constructed as a flexible circuit and a protective bumper member. The elongate electrode assembly may have an outer edge and may be disposed on an outer surface of the balloon. The protective bumper member may cover at least a portion of the outer edge of the elongate electrode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Joseph Zielinski, Mark S. Smith, Kevin Martin, Joel R. Munsinger
  • Patent number: 10470497
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base. In another assembly method, the base may be moved between a plurality of robots which direct the base downwardly into contact with components to couple the components therewith. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jack Gray Flinchum, Jr., Wayne Douglas Brown, Nicholas Harrison Watson, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Paul Andrew Brinkley, James Robert Covino, John DePiano, Edward Louis Dickinson, Eugene R. Harris, Kevin Edward Keough, David Jay Smith, John Hook, Michael LaCourse, Robert Metcalf, Steven Hart, David Pelletier, Marc Bourque, Nathaniel Cambray, John William Wolber, James William McClellan, Steven R. Mongillo, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190321961
    Abstract: A power tool is provided including a motor housing having a substantially-cylindrical main body having an open end and a rear end. A brushless DC motor is provided including a stator assembly received through the open end of the motor housing and secured within the main body of the motor housing. A motor control and power module disposed proximate the rear end of the motor housing includes a printed circuit board (PCB) on which power switch and a controller are mounted. A mounting bracket is secured to the motor housing at the rear end to support the module such that the PCB is substantially parallel to the rear end. The mounting bracket includes a mating portion projecting axially to come to contact with the motor housing around the rear end to structurally support the mounting bracket with respect to the motor housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew M. Palich, Michael R. Marjomaa, Kevin L. Pulley, David J. Smith, Dennis A. Bush, Mark T. Cherry, Scott Eshlemann, Tal Gottesman
  • Patent number: 10454778
    Abstract: One or more servers are deployed in a cloud-based environment such that the cloud-based servers are configured to interface with one or more object processing target sites. In response to an object processing command, various combinations of feasible activities to perform at feasible target sites (e.g., object processing sites) are considered so as to generate object processing scenarios capable of executing object processing commands while observing constraints that may derive from the nature of, and/or attributes pertaining to the object processing sites. A scenario including a determination of one or more target sites is selected from the considered object processing scenarios. The selected one or more target sites are used to activate the object processing commands (e.g., for computation and/or for storage activities). A target site may be a country or state or other jurisdiction that inures benefits (e.g., tax benefits) and/or limitations (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Ashar Rizqi, Jeffrey R. Queisser, Benjamin C. Smith, Kevin M. Greenan
  • Patent number: 10452508
    Abstract: In an approach for managing a set of tests to run on a set of platforms, a processor identifies a set of tests to run on a set of platforms and one or more priorities associated with the set of tests. A processor sends the set of tests and the one or more priorities associated with the set of tests to the set of platforms. A processor receives information about a first test run of a first test on a first platform of the set of platforms. A processor determines that the first test failed on the first platform. A processor updates the one or more priorities associated with the set of tests. A processor sends the updated one or more priorities associated with the set of tests to at least the second platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Elizabeth J. Maple, Alexander R. Pringle, Kevin B. Smith, David R. Waddling