Patents by Inventor Kevin Smith

Kevin 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: 11895741
    Abstract: A support pedestal includes a support member including a resistive layer having a plurality of zones, a routing layer, and a plurality of conductive vias. The plurality of zones are defined by a plurality of independently controllable resistive heating elements. The resistive layer and the routing layer are disposed in different planes of the support member and are connected by the plurality of conductive vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Ptasienski, Stanton Hopkins Breitlow, Mohammad Nosrati, Kevin Smith, Brittany Phillips, Ken Ames, Patrick Margavio, Kurt English
  • Publication number: 20240010168
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a sensor cleaning system that cleans one or more sensors of an autonomous vehicle. Each sensor can have one or more corresponding sensor cleaning units that are configured to clean such sensor using a fluid (e.g., a gas or a liquid). Thus, the sensor cleaning system can include both a gas cleaning system and a liquid cleaning system. According to one aspect, the sensor cleaning system can provide individualized cleaning of the autonomous vehicle sensors. According to another aspect, a liquid cleaning system can be pressurized or otherwise powered by the gas cleaning system or other gas system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Wesly Mason Rice, Nikolaus Wittenstein, Zhizhuo Jin, Paul Kevin Smith, Sean Joseph Kennelly, Peter Brueckner, David Patrick Rice
  • Patent number: 11867044
    Abstract: A proppant container facilitates the transportation of wet sand for use in a hydraulic fracturing operation. The container is mounted in a cradle that tips downward in arcuate motion for discharge or proppant through a top opening The tipping mechanism may be driven by a system of gears or a hydraulic ram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Proppant Express Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Cory Snyder, Scott Joseph D'Agostino, Marc Kevin Fisher, Matthew Oehler, Kevin Smith, Brian Dorfman, Mark John D'Agostino
  • Publication number: 20230403966
    Abstract: A steering system includes a controller. The controller is configured to: enter a turn mode; determine respective, different rotation speeds of steerable wheels to turn the vehicle and reach a defined second position from a first position; output respective rotation speed signals to drivers to rotate the respective wheels at the determined respective rotation speeds in the turn mode; and determine the vehicle has reached the defined second position based at least partially on the rotation speeds and responsively exit the turn mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Smith
  • Patent number: 11806428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an intranasal pharmaceutical dosage form comprising a dosing unit comprising naloxone or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in an amount of equivalent to ?0.5 mg naloxone HCl dissolved in an application fluid of a volume of ?250 ?l. Furthermore, the present invention relates to such an intranasal pharmaceutical dosage form for use in the treatment of opioid overdosing and/or at least one symptom thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: HARM REDUCTION THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: John Strang, Alexander Oksche, Stephen Harris, Kevin Smith, Lucie Helene Jeanne Mottier
  • Patent number: 11801808
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a sensor cleaning system that cleans one or more sensors of an autonomous vehicle. Each sensor can have one or more corresponding sensor cleaning units that are configured to clean such sensor using a fluid (e.g., a gas or a liquid). Thus, the sensor cleaning system can include both a gas cleaning system and a liquid cleaning system. According to one aspect, the sensor cleaning system can provide individualized cleaning of the autonomous vehicle sensors. According to another aspect, a liquid cleaning system can be pressurized or otherwise powered by the gas cleaning system or other gas system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Wesly Mason Rice, Nikolaus Wittenstein, Zhizhuo Jin, Paul Kevin Smith, Sean Joseph Kennelly, Peter Brueckner, David Patrick Rice
  • Publication number: 20230310118
    Abstract: The present invention is an extraction device for teeth. The extraction device is designed for grasping, capturing, and fully removing a tooth (or teeth) from inside an individual's mouth. The extraction device has an elongated handle with a plurality of selectively retractable/extendable prongs (i.e., three or four) that can latch onto a loose tooth. The handle can include a chamber or cavity for holding the extracted tooth. The extraction device can be a single person/patient use device or a single tooth device. The handle can include a pair of wings or arms extending from opposing sides of the handle to provide finger rests to enhance the grip of a user's hand and the maneuverability of the extraction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Dominique Aimee Jean, Kevin Smith
  • Publication number: 20230287437
    Abstract: Compositions for the production of plasmid nucleic acids and methods of making and using the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: ModernaTX, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Smith, Marcus Duvall, Bhargav Tilak
  • Patent number: 11751289
    Abstract: A heater includes a sintered assembly and a functional element disposed on one of opposing surfaces of the sintered assembly. The heater is manufactured by a method that includes hot pressing a ceramic powder and a plurality of first slugs and forming the sintered assembly including a ceramic substrate and the plurality of first slugs embedded therein, forming the functional element on the one opposing surface of the sintered assembly such that the functional element is connected to the plurality of first slugs, and forming a monolithic substrate in which the functional element and the plurality of first slugs are embedded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Ptasienski, Patrick Margavio, Kevin Smith
  • Publication number: 20230258054
    Abstract: A downhole tool includes a body defining an axial bore and one or more radial ports. The downhole tool also includes a first sleeve positioned at least partially within the body. The first sleeve is configured to block fluid communication from the axial bore through the one or more radial ports when the downhole tool is in a first position. Fluid flow is permitted from the axial bore through the one or more radial ports when the downhole tool is in a second position. The downhole tool also includes a second sleeve positioned at least partially within the body. The second sleeve is configured to block fluid communication from the axial bore through the one or more radial ports when the downhole tool is in a third position. The downhole tool also includes a seat coupled to the second sleeve. The seat is configured to receive an impediment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: Anthony Rushing, Kevin Smith, Greg Roger
  • Publication number: 20230226409
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system for local positioning. The system includes a plurality of anchors placed within a facility, the anchors in fixed positions following a calibration procedure, and a plurality of movable tags, attached to individuals and/or objects used to play a sport within the facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2023
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Stéphane Louis Smith, Yves Kevin Smith
  • Publication number: 20230226459
    Abstract: An attraction system of an amusement park includes a ride vehicle that moves along a path of the attraction system. A pathway moves alongside the ride vehicle, and a projector projects an image that follows movement of the ride vehicle along the path and movement of the pathway alongside the ride vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventor: Kevin Smith
  • Publication number: 20230154768
    Abstract: A heater assembly includes a substrate, a plurality of resistive heating elements disposed along a perimeter of the substrate, and a common ground electrical lead connected to at least some of the plurality of resistive heating elements and having a portion extending along the perimeter of the substrate. The plurality of resistive heating elements are independently controllable to provide azimuthal temperature control of the heater assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin SMITH, Paul VALACHOVIC
  • Publication number: 20230104080
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides RNA polymerase variants for high efficiency transcription.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: ModernaTX, Inc.
    Inventors: Athanasios Dousis, Kanchana Ravichandran, Amy E. Rabideau, Margaret Franklin, Kevin Smith, Michelle Lynn Hall
  • Publication number: 20230062998
    Abstract: A kinetic façade system visible at night which includes a plurality of flapping panels which move in response to wind, thereby providing an aesthetic, architectural exterior. The flappers are hung on rung subassemblies. The rungs overhang each other in a stacked vertical fashion about the face of a building, each rung including a housing. An LED is disposed within the rung housing positioned near the top thereof situated on a seat to direct light upward. As such, when the flapper elements situated above the light move, the flappers swing through the light at random intervals and at varying degrees in response to the environmental conditions, thereby creating an effect at night along the façade of the building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Inventors: Kevin SMITH, Franklin Krouse
  • Publication number: 20230045300
    Abstract: The train detection system comprises a wireless communication network further comprising train detection modules attached to catenary poles at the entrance and exit of the railyard. Each train detection module is equipped with a plurality of diverse sensors configured to detect trains and other on-track vehicles. The diverse sensors are simultaneously active and work together for detecting an approaching or leaving train. The train detection modules generate train alerts which are transmitted wirelessly over the wireless communication network. Each of the railyard workers wears a personal alert device capable of wirelessly connecting with the train detection modules and receiving the train alerts over the said wireless communication network. The train alert modules are capable of transmitting alerts wirelessly to personal alert devices and other train alert modules. Train alert modules are capable of generating audio visual warnings for any personnel which may not be equipped with personal alert module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew Edmonds, Kevin Smith, Adam Woyczik, Muhammad Mohsin Naseer, Mukhtiar Ahmad, Haider Ali
  • Patent number: 11562913
    Abstract: A heater assembly and method of controlling the heater assembly is provided. The heater assembly includes a resistive heater and a substrate, and the resistive heater comprises a plurality of heating zones disposed along a perimeter of the substrate. Each of the plurality of heating zones are independently controllable such that azimuthal temperature control of the heater assembly is provided. The plurality of resistive heating elements may be connected in series and have a common ground electrical lead. In the alternative, the plurality of resistive heating elements may each have a ground electrical lead and be isolated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Kevin Smith, Paul Valachovic
  • Patent number: 11548470
    Abstract: An inflator for generating inflation gases for a safety device includes a housing having an internal cavity including a combustion chamber and a filter chamber. A filter is disposed in the filter chamber. A separating member is disposed in the housing on a first axial side of the filter and separates the filter chamber from the combustion chamber. An insulating member is disposed in the filter chamber on a second axial side of the filter. The second axial side is opposite the first axial side. The separating member is coupled to the insulating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Romain Danielou, Matthew A. Cox, Kevin Smith, Ludovic Pogeant, Jean Champendal, Ludovic Cueff, Dominique Louboutin, Laurent Mazeas, Sebastien Delacroix, Gildas Clech
  • Publication number: 20220398097
    Abstract: Systems and methods for software management are described. One or more embodiments of the present disclosure receive first event data from a first software system and second event data from a second software system, wherein the first event data is formatted using a first data format and the second event data is formatted using a second data format, generate first converted event data and second converted event data by converting the first event data and the second event data to a common data format, generate combined time series data by combining the first converted event data and the second converted event data, compute attribution information indicating a causal relationship between a first metric from the first software system and a second metric from the second software system based on the combined time series data, signal the attribution information indicating the relationship between the first metric and the second metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Smith, William Brandon George
  • Patent number: D984917
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: SMARTREND MANUFACTURING GROUP (SMG), INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Smith, Doug Darvill