Patents by Inventor Kim Smith

Kim 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: 20200181230
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof having binding specificity for PACAP. The antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof comprise the sequences of the VH, VL, and CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. Antibodies and antigen binding fragments described herein bind to and/or compete for binding to the same linear or conformational epitope(s) on human PACAP as an anti-PACAP antibody. The invention contemplates conjugates of anti-PACAP antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. Methods of making said anti-PACAP antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Maria-Cristina LOOMIS, Leon F. GARCIA-MARTINEZ, Benjamin H. DUTZAR, Daniel S. ALLISON, Katherine Lee HENDRIX, Ethan W. OJALA, Pei FAN, Jeffrey T.L. SMITH, John A. LATHAM, Charlie KARASEK, Jenny MULLIGAN, Michelle SCALLEY-KIM, Erica STEWART, Vanessa Lisbeth RUBIN, Jens J. BILLGREN
  • Publication number: 20200181229
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof having binding specificity for PACAP. The antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof comprise the sequences of the VH, VL, and CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. Antibodies and antigen binding fragments described herein bind to and/or compete for binding to the same linear or conformational epitope(s) on human PACAP as an anti-PACAP antibody. The invention contemplates conjugates of anti-PACAP antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. Methods of making said anti-PACAP antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Maria-Cristina Loomis, Leon F. Garcia-Martinez, Benjamin H. Dutzar, Daniel S. Allison, Katherine Lee Hendrix, Ethan W. Ojala, Pei Fan, Jeffrey T.L. Smith, John A. Latham, Charlie Karasek, Jenny Mulligan, Michelle Scalley-Kim, Erica Stewart, Vanessa Lisbeth Rubin, Jens J. Billgren
  • Publication number: 20200185546
    Abstract: Contact holes of solar cells are formed by laser ablation to accommodate various solar cell designs. Use of a laser to form the contact holes is facilitated by replacing films formed on the diffusion regions with a film that has substantially uniform thickness. Contact holes may be formed to deep diffusion regions to increase the laser ablation process margins. The laser configuration may be tailored to form contact holes through dielectric films of varying thicknesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Gabriel HARLEY, David D. SMITH, Tim DENNIS, Ann WALDHAUER, Taeseok KIM, Peter John COUSINS
  • Publication number: 20200173408
    Abstract: A fuel injector includes an injector body, and a stack within the injector body, and having a nozzle supply passage therein. The stack includes a solenoid assembly having a solenoid housing piece with a fuel bore formed therein that includes a segment of the nozzle supply passage. The solenoid housing piece includes a solenoid housing material in a base state, and a solenoid housing material in a residual compressive stressed state, with the fuel bore being formed by the solenoid housing material in the residual compressive stressed state. Residual stresses may be imparted by ballizing, nitriding, carburizing, autofrettage, or still another technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Hoisan Kim, Victor Iskander Yacoub, Sridhar Thangaswamy, Cory Brown, Robert Joseph Smith
  • Publication number: 20200172612
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antagonistic antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof having binding specificity for PACAP. These antibodies inhibit, block or neutralize at least one biological effect associated with PACAP, e.g., vasodilation. In exemplary embodiments these antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof may comprise specific VH, VL, and CDR polypeptides described herein. In some embodiments these antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof bind to and/or compete for binding to specific epitope(s) on human PACAP. The invention is further directed to using these antagonistic anti-PACAP antibodies, and binding fragments thereof, for the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of diseases and disorders associated with PACAP and conditions where antagonism of PACAP-related activities, such as vasodilation, mast cell degranulation, and/or neuronal activation, are therapeutically beneficial, e.g., headache and migraine indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Maria-Cristina LOOMIS, Leon F. GARCIA-MARTINEZ, Benjamin H. DUTZAR, Daniel S. ALLISON, Katherine Lee HENDRIX, Ethan W. OJALA, Pei FAN, Jeffrey T.L. SMITH, John A. LATHAM, Charlie KARASEK, Jenny MULLIGAN, Michelle SCALLEY-KIM, Erica STEWART, Vanessa Lisbeth RUBIN, Jens J. BILLGREN
  • Publication number: 20200165316
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof having binding specificity for PACAP. The antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof comprise the sequences of the VH, VL, and CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. Antibodies and antigen binding fragments described herein bind to and/or compete for binding to the same linear or conformational epitope(s) on human PACAP as an anti-PACAP antibody. The invention contemplates conjugates of anti-PACAP antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. Methods of making said anti-PACAP antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Maria-Cristina LOOMIS, Leon F. GARCIA-MARTINEZ, Benjamin H. DUTZAR, Daniel S. ALLISON, Katherine Lee HENDRIX, Ethan W. OJALA, Pei FAN, Jeffrey T.L. SMITH, John A. LATHAM, Charlie KARASEK, Jenny MULLIGAN, Michelle SCALLEY-KIM, Erica STEWART, Vanessa Lisbeth RUBIN, Jens J. BILLGREN
  • Publication number: 20200148669
    Abstract: Provided herein are substituted 3-azabicyclo[3.1.0]hexanes as ketohexokinase inhibitors, processes to make said compounds, and methods comprising administering said compounds to a mammal in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Dowling, Dilinie Fernando, Kentaro Futatsugi, Kim Huard, Thomas Victor Magee, Brian Raymer, Andre Shavnya, Aaron Smith, Benjamin Thuma, Andy Tsai, Meihua Tu
  • Publication number: 20200134984
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for managing and/or operating a nodal grid network in which resources are received, dispensed, and transferred throughout the nodal grid network. The nodal network may comprise automated teller machines, merchant stores, delivery vehicles, processing centers, and the like. The system scans resource notes for important and sometimes unique information as the resource notes are received and/or dispensed at each of the nodes. This information about the resource notes and the nodes of the network can be recorded and stored in real-time, such that the system can make real-time decisions regarding how to address any necessary adjustments of resource quantities at each node. Furthermore, historical nodal data can be analyzed to identify trends at each node, and this historical data can be extrapolated to provide insight into an expected health of each node at future points in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kerry Michelle Cantley, David Joseph Koval, Kristy Lynn Monk, Keith Dion Owes, Brett C. Carter, James Wayland Pierce, JR., John Zemaitis, Kim Leah Bunn, Sherri Sullivan, Matthew Joseph Wallace, Veronica Smith
  • Patent number: 10615296
    Abstract: Approaches for the foil-based metallization of solar cells and the resulting solar cells are described. In an example, a solar cell includes a substrate. A plurality of alternating N-type and P-type semiconductor regions is disposed in or above the substrate. A conductive contact structure is disposed above the plurality of alternating N-type and P-type semiconductor regions. The conductive contact structure includes a plurality of metal seed material regions providing a metal seed material region disposed on each of the alternating N-type and P-type semiconductor regions. A metal foil is disposed on the plurality of metal seed material regions, the metal foil having anodized portions isolating metal regions of the metal foil corresponding to the alternating N-type and P-type semiconductor regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: SunPower Corporation, Total Marketing Services
    Inventors: Gabriel Harley, Taeseok Kim, Richard Hamilton Sewell, Michael Morse, David D. Smith, Matthieu Moors, Jens-Dirk Moschner
  • Patent number: 10608126
    Abstract: Contact holes of solar cells are formed by laser ablation to accommodate various solar cell designs. Use of a laser to form the contact holes is facilitated by replacing films formed on the diffusion regions with a film that has substantially uniform thickness. Contact holes may be formed to deep diffusion regions to increase the laser ablation process margins. The laser configuration may be tailored to form contact holes through dielectric films of varying thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Gabriel Harley, David D. Smith, Tim Dennis, Ann Waldhauer, Taeseok Kim, Peter John Cousins
  • Publication number: 20200093681
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a device including a pressure field stimulator and a roller massager. The pressure field stimulator has a cup and a driver, where the driver is configured to vary a volume of the cup. The roller massager comprises a flexible sheath and a roller disposed adjacent the flexible sheath. In some embodiments, an enclosure is disposed around the roller where the enclosure includes an opening through which the roller protrudes. In some embodiments, the roller is disposed on a threaded shaft, mechanically coupled to a motor, within the enclosure. The sheath is tightly bound to the enclosure such that the roller presses on the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Lora LeeAnne Haddock, Ada-Rhodes Short, Avery Smith, Kim Porter Henneman, Douglas S. Layman, Blake Michael Larkin, Brian Scott Gaza, Mark Hazelton, Mazie Houchens, Lola Vars
  • Publication number: 20200085676
    Abstract: Embodiments of the improved stimulation device include a cup and a driver. The cup has a cavity surrounded by a rim. The driver comprises a plate disposed on an underside of the cup, a cam disposed adjacent to the plate, and a motor mechanically coupled to the cam. The driver is configured to intermittently vary a volume of the cavity of the cup from a first volume to a second volume without returning the cup from the second volume to the first volume. In some embodiments, the cup returns from the second volume to the first volume, in between intermittent varying from the first volume to the second volume, due to the resilient nature of the material of the cup and/or the configuration of the cup. This varying of the volume between the first and second volumes creates a pressure field in a chamber formed by the cavity and a user's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Lora LeeAnne Haddock, Lola Vars, Ada-Rhodes Short, Avery Smith, Kim Porter Henneman, Douglas S. Layman, Blake Michael Larkin, Mark Hazelton, Mazie Houchens
  • Publication number: 20200085678
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide an improved stimulation device, including a cup and a driver. The cup has a cavity surrounded by a rim. In use, a user positions the rim such that an opening to the cavity is over an area to be stimulated (for example, the clitoris). A sealed- or substantially-sealed, chamber is formed by the cavity walls and the user's skin (surrounding the clitoris). A driver is configured to vary a volume of a cavity of a cup from a first volume to a second volume. The cup returns from the second volume to the first volume, in between intermittent varying from the first volume to the second volume, due to a buckle region wall of the cup springing out. The varying of the volume creates a pressure field in the chamber. The springing out produces a “thud” force, also used intechangably with “thump” force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Lora LeeAnne Haddock, Lola Vars, Ada-Rhodes Short, Avery Smith, Kim Porter Henneman, Douglas S. Layman, Blake Michael Larkin, Mark Hazelton, Mazie Houchens
  • Publication number: 20200085677
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide an improved stimulation device. Embodiments of the improved stimulation device include a cup and a driver. The cup has a cavity surrounded by a rim. In use, a user positions the rim such that an opening to the cavity is over an area to be stimulated (for example, the clitoris). A sealed-, or substantially-sealed, chamber is formed by the cavity walls and the user's skin (surrounding the clitoris). A pressure field is generated in the chamber without generating a pressure below a reference pressure, which is gauge pressure reading of zero. In some embodiments, this is achieved by a driver configured to vary a volume of the cavity in such a way that the varied volume is not larger than an initial volume. In some embodiments, the stimulation device is a sex toy. In some embodiments, the stimulation device is a medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Lora LeeAnne Haddock, Lola Vars, Ada-Rhodes Short, Avery Smith, Kim Porter Henneman, Douglas S. Layman, Blake Michael Larkin, Mark Hazelton, Mazie Houchens
  • Publication number: 20200085680
    Abstract: An adjustable stimulation device is provided. Embodiments comprise a stimulator having a roller disposed adjacent a sheath. The roller presses the sheath against the G-spot or prostate of the user, providing stimulation. An arm having a first end is mechanically coupled to the shaft. A position of the stimulator and the arm with respect to one another is adjustable. The arm is flexible such that it holds its shape when bent. The shape of the arm is adjustable. The arm is adaptable into a plurality of shapes. In some embodiments, there is a handle or a second stimulator attached to a second end of the arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Lora LeeAnne Haddock, Ada-Rhodes Short, Avery Smith, Kim Porter Henneman, Douglas S. Layman, Blake Michael Larkin, Brian Scott Gaza, Mark Hazelton, Mazie Houchens
  • Publication number: 20200085674
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide a pressure field stimulation device having an arm adaptable in shape. Embodiments of the improved stimulation device include a cup, a driver, and an arm. The arm is flexible in such a way that it holds its position when bent. The adaptable arm may be a handle, a member insertable into the vagina or rectum, or a connection member between the pressure field stimulator and another stimulator. In use, a user positions a rim of the cup such that an opening to the cavity is over an area to be stimulated (e.g., the clitoris). A sealed-, or substantially-sealed, chamber is formed by the cavity walls and the user's skin (surrounding the clitoris). A pressure field is generated in the chamber, providing sexual stimulation to the clitoris. The user can adjust the placement of the cup by bending the arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Lora LeeAnne Haddock, Ada-Rhodes Short, Avery Smith, Kim Porter Henneman, Douglas S. Layman, Blake Michael Larkin, Brian Scott Gaza, Mark Hazelton, Mazie Houchens, Lola Vars
  • Publication number: 20200085681
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide a massager having at least one expandable chamber. In some embodiments, there is provided an expandable shaft chamber that is inflatable to push a stimulator towards the G-spot of the user to increase contact pressure in that area. This inflation can also allow for a hands-free experience by expanding the width of the shaft inside the vagina for a snug fit tight against the vaginal or rectum walls. In some embodiments, there is provided an expandable ring chamber that is inflatable to securely hold a massager device inside the vagina or rectum, allowing for a hands-free experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Lora LeeAnne Haddock, Lola Vars, Ada-Rhodes Short, Avery Smith, Kim Porter Henneman, Douglas S. Layman, Blake Michael Larkin, Brian Scott Gaza, Mark Hazelton, Mazie Houchens
  • Publication number: 20200085679
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a pressure field stimulation device including a sheath having an integrated cup. The sheath and cup are together formed of (or consist of) a single piece of material. The pressure field stimulator has a cup and a driver, where the driver is configured to vary a volume of the cup. The pressure filed stimulator has a housing that has an opening therein with an edge on which a portion of the cup rests when installed. The sheath is tightly bound to the housing such that a driver can make contact with the cup. In some embodiments, the pressure field stimulator has a shaft portion, which may include a second stimulation device. The sheath can be bound over the shaft portion as well as the pressure field stimulator housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Lora LeeAnne Haddock, Ada-Rhodes Short, Avery Smith, Kim Porter Henneman, Douglas S. Layman, Blake Michael Larkin, Brian Scott Gaza, Mark Hazelton, Mazie Houchens, Lola Vars
  • Patent number: 10591460
    Abstract: Various devices are disclosed for measuring the concentration of an analyte, such as acetone, in a breath sample. The disclosed devices include a disposable cartridge containing a reactive material that extracts the analyte from a breath sample passed through the cartridge. In some embodiments, the cartridge contains a solid, porous structure (such as a disk, bowl or puck) that contains the reactive material. To induce a chemical reaction for measuring the quantity of the extracted analyte, the porous structure may be brought into contact with a sponge or pad that dispenses developer solution to the porous structure. Also disclosed are devices for routing a breath sample through the cartridge during exhalation, and for analyzing a reaction in the cartridge to measure a concentration of the analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Invoy Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Lubna M. Ahmad, Zachary B. Smith, Salman A. Ahmad, Connie Kim
  • Patent number: D887131
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Kim Smith