Patents by Inventor Leon Smith

Leon 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: 20230011562
    Abstract: A refuse collection vehicle includes a body having a storage compartment and a packer system. The storage compartment includes a floor. The packer system includes an ejector, two or more helical band actuators, and a driver. The helical band actuators each include a drive cylinder base, a helical band drive cylinder, and a drive cylinder receptacle coupled between the helical band drive cylinder and the ejector. The driver is commonly coupled to the helical band actuators and operable to extend and retract the helical band drive cylinders. The helical band actuators are operable to advance the ejector such that refuse is compacted in the storage compartment or ejected from the storage compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: John Forrest Smith, Thomas Leon Wilding, Rodel Caguete Magsombol
  • Patent number: 11530940
    Abstract: Techniques are described for determining an amount of fuel that is consumed by the body components of a vehicle, based at least partly on sensor data describing the operations of the body components and/or the location of the vehicle. A vehicle is equipped with a body that has any suitable number of body components that perform operations not directly associated with the translational movement of the vehicle from one location to another. Fuel is consumed to provide power (e.g., through power take off) to operate the body components. The vehicle includes sensor device(s) configured to sense the operations of the body components and generate sensor data that describes the operations of the body components. The sensor data is analyzed to determine an amount of fuel that is consumed to power the operations of the body components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: The Heil Co.
    Inventors: Richard Buteau, Thomas Leon Wilding, Albert Xiaoxia Jiang, John Forrest Smith, Michael Dean Geary, Brian Huston Ham
  • Patent number: 11455679
    Abstract: Methods and Systems to browse data items are described. The system receives selections, over the network at a computer based system, from a client machine and uses the selections to identify a level of interest of a first user for a first browsing set. The first browsing set includes a first browsing concept. The system receives a query from, over the network at a computer based system including a keyword. The system automatically selects the first browsing set based on the query and the elevated level of interest of the first user for the first browsing set. The system generates a first user interface including the browsing concept. Finally, the system communicates the first user interface including the browsing concept to the client machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Leon, Anselm Paul Baird-Smith, Louis Marcel Gino Monier
  • Publication number: 20180141932
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of Formula (I): or stereoisomers, tautomers, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein all the variables are as defined herein. These compounds are selective factor XIa inhibitors or dual inhibitors of FXIa and plasma kallikrein. This invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and methods of treating thromboembolic and/or inflammatory disorders using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Leon Smith II, Donald J.P Pinto, James R. Corte, William R. Ewing
  • Patent number: 9725775
    Abstract: A chain driven diffuser for use in a sugar extraction process, the diffuser including a diffuser floor, a plurality of chain ladder assemblies being displaceable relative to the diffuser floor, with each chain Id-der assembly comprising two opposing chains being driven by drive sprockets characterized in that at least some of the drive sprockets of the diffuser are driven independently from some of the other drive sprockets of the diffusor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Tongaat Hulett Limited
    Inventors: Craig Jensen, Leon Smith
  • Patent number: 9279506
    Abstract: A rotary distribution apparatus includes a stationary, cylindrical inner core (27), and a rotatable, cylindrical outer shell (25) disposed about the inner core with the inner core (27) and the outer shell defining a plurality of annular fluid distribution chambers therebetween. The apparatus furthermore includes a rotatable indexing disc (23) having a plurality of flow passages provided therethrough, connection ports of which are in flow communication with ports in the outer shell (25), and a stationary indexing disc (22) having a plurality of flow passages provided therethrough, connection ports of which are in flow communication with suitable process vessels. The rotary distribution apparatus includes a driving arrangement that comprises a stationary shaft (28) to which the stationary core (27) is secured and a rotatable sleeve (24) rotatable about the stationary shaft (28), the rotatable sleeve (24) driving the rotatable outer shell (25) and the rotatable indexing disc (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Tongaat Hulett Limited
    Inventors: Craig Jensen, Leon Smith
  • Publication number: 20140238388
    Abstract: A chain driven diffuser for use in a sugar extraction process, the diffuser including a diffuser floor, a plurality of chain ladder assemblies being displaceable relative to the diffuser floor, with each chain Id-der assembly comprising two opposing chains being driven by drive sprockets characterized in that at least some of the drive sprockets of the diffuser are driven independently from some of the other drive sprockets of the diffusor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Tongast Hulett Limited
    Inventors: Craig Jensen, Leon Smith
  • Publication number: 20140144532
    Abstract: A rotary distribution apparatus includes a stationary, cylindrical inner core (27), and a rotatable, cylindrical outer shell (25) disposed about the inner core with the inner core (27) and the outer shell defining a plurality of annular fluid distribution chambers therebetween. The apparatus furthermore includes a rotatable indexing disc (23) having a plurality of flow passages provided therethrough, connection ports of which are in flow communication with ports in the outer shell (25), and a stationary indexing disc (22) having a plurality of flow passages provided therethrough, connection ports of which are in flow communication with suitable process vessels. The rotary distribution apparatus includes a driving arrangement that comprises a stationary shaft (28) to which the stationary core (27) is secured and a rotatable sleeve (24) rotatable about the stationary shaft (28), the rotatable sleeve (24) driving the rotatable outer shell (25) and the rotatable indexing disc (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Tongaat Hulett Limited
    Inventors: Craig Jensen, Leon Smith
  • Publication number: 20130307272
    Abstract: A hydro electric generating device that is mobile. The hydro electric generating device may include a water tank with a turbine generator suspended within it. Water may be pumped from the bottom of the water tank and to the top of the water tank. The rotating water supply may be directed onto rotor blades of the turbine generator and thereby generate electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Maurice Leon Smith
  • Patent number: 8561333
    Abstract: A Snap N Place sign system and method for supporting a sign message includes a sign substrate associated with a number of rubber nipple fasteners and a lens. The sign message and the lens further include mounting holes placed at their corners for securely holding the sign message in association with the sign substrate and lens. The rubber nipple fastener can be pulled through the mounting holes in the lens utilizing a relatively low insertion force. The rubber nipple fasteners can be driven axially into the mounting holes in the lens with a flexible tab engaging the lens and flexing as they move through the hole in the lens. The rubber nipple fastener can be specifically designed such that the force required to install or push the rubber nipple fastener through the mounting hole is relatively low thereby facilitating ergonomic considerations. The Snap N Place sign system is capable of holding signs of a variety of thicknesses and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventors: Roxanna Meyers, Wesley Meyer, Leon Smith
  • Patent number: 8544501
    Abstract: An indexing arrangement (10) includes a rotor (12) ; a stator (14) spaced from the rotor; a rotary seal (16) located between the rotor and the stator, with the seal being rotatable with the rotor; means for urging the rotary seal into sealing contact with the stator; ports (20, 24, 22) in the rotor, in the stator and in the rotary seal; and connecting means (26) for connecting respective ports (20) in the rotor with respective ports in the rotary seal; so that in use fluid can flow through the ports in the rotor, into the ports in the rotary seal via the connecting means, and out through the ports (24) in the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Tongaat Hulett Limited
    Inventor: Leon Smith
  • Patent number: 8277562
    Abstract: This invention relates to a continuous vacuum pan (also sometimes referred to as an evaporative crystallizer) for use in the sugar processing industry, and to a heat exchanger used inside the continuous vacuum pan. The invention also relaters to the heat exchanger as used in other applications in the sugar processing industry. The heat exchanger includes a massecuite flow path for conveying massecuite therethrough, and a heat transfer medium flow path for receiving a heat transfer medium to enable heat transfer to the massecuite flow path. The heat exchanger is characterized therein that a periphery thereof is surrounded by an insulated zone in order to prevent heat transfer from the heat transfer medium flow path to the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Tongaat Hulett Limited
    Inventors: David John Love, Leon Smith, Paul Martin Schorn, Stephen David Peacock, Warren David
  • Patent number: 8157396
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed. The apparatus includes a shaft operable to be held by an entity and a housing extending from one end of the shaft and operable to allow multiple deterrents to be emitted there from. The housing includes a rotation member coupled to a rim portion of the housing and operable to rotate along a track portion within the rim portion. The apparatus further includes a transparent material coupled to the rotation member and operable to allow a deterrent to travel there through. The housing includes a light source coupled to the transparent material and operable to emit a light. Further, the apparatus includes a swivel meshed between the shaft and the housing and operable to allow the housing oscillate in an angular direction. Each deterrent is operable to obscure an image of the entity captured by filming equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventors: Wilbert Leon Smith, Jr., Keelo Lamance Jackson
  • Publication number: 20110220100
    Abstract: This invention relates to a continuous vacuum pan (also sometimes referred to as an evaporative crystallizer) for use in the sugar processing industry, and to a heat exchanger used inside the continuous vacuum pan. The invention also relaters to the heat exchanger as used in other applications in the sugar processing industry. The heat exchanger includes a massecuite flow path for conveying massecuite therethrough, and a heat transfer medium flow path for receiving a heat transfer medium to enable heat transfer to the massecuite flow path. The heat exchanger is characterized therein that a periphery thereof is surrounded by an insulated zone in order to prevent heat transfer from the heat transfer medium flow path to the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: Tongaat Hulett Limited
    Inventors: David John Love, Leon Smith, Paul Martin Schorn, Stephen David Peacock, Warren David
  • Publication number: 20100267559
    Abstract: An herbicidal composition containing (a) florasulam and (b) at least one preemergent annual grass herbicide selected from the group consisting of dithiopyr and pendimethalin provides synergistic control of selected weeds in turf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Louis Loughner, Randy Leon Smith, Michael William Melichar
  • Publication number: 20100236118
    Abstract: A Snap N Place sign system and method for supporting a sign message includes a sign substrate associated with a number of rubber nipple fasteners and a lens. The sign message and the lens further include mounting holes placed at their corners for securely holding the sign message in association with the sign substrate and lens. The rubber nipple fastener can be pulled through the mounting holes in the lens utilizing a relatively low insertion force. The rubber nipple fasteners can be driven axially into the mounting holes in the lens with a flexible tab engaging the lens and flexing as they move through the hole in the lens. The rubber nipple fastener can be specifically designed such that the force required to install or push the rubber nipple fastener through the mounting hole is relatively low thereby facilitating ergonomic considerations. The Snap N Place sign system is capable of holding signs of a variety of thicknesses and sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Roxanna Meyers, Wesley Meyer, Leon Smith
  • Publication number: 20100206412
    Abstract: An indexing arrangement (10) includes a rotor (12); a stator (14) spaced from the rotor; a rotary seal (16) located between the rotor and the stator, with the seal being rotatable with the rotor; means for urging the rotary seal into sealing contact with the stator; ports (20, 24, 22) in the rotor, in the stator and in the rotary seal; and connecting means (26) for connecting respective ports (20) in the rotor with respective ports in the rotary seal; so that in use fluid can flow through the ports in the rotor, into the ports in the rotary seal via the connecting means, and out through the ports (24) in the stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Leon Smith
  • Publication number: 20100149782
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed. The apparatus includes a shaft operable to be held by an entity and a housing extending from one end of the shaft and operable to allow multiple deterrents to be emitted there from. The housing includes a rotation member coupled to a rim portion of the housing and operable to rotate along a track portion within the rim portion. The apparatus further includes a transparent material coupled to the rotation member and operable to allow a deterrent to travel there through. The housing includes a light source coupled to the transparent material and operable to emit a light. Further, the apparatus includes a swivel meshed between the shaft and the housing and operable to allow the housing oscillate in an angular direction. Each deterrent is operable to obscure an image of the entity captured by filming equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Wilbert Leon Smith, JR., Keelo Lamance Jackson
  • Publication number: 20070109068
    Abstract: The present invention provides enhanced security to internal components in a main access compartment of a fuel dispenser. Both a primary lock on a main panel, that secures the main access compartment, and a hidden second lock, hidden inside a lower compartment of the fuel dispenser, must be bypassed to gain access to the internal components, thus providing enhanced security. The lower compartment is also protected by a lock, which must be bypassed in order to gain access to the hidden second lock in an attempt to bypass the hidden second lock. This locking arrangement provides greater security than prior art methods since three locks, including a hidden lock, must be bypassed to breach security and gain access to the internal components in the main access compartment of the fuel dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: Gilbarco Inc.
    Inventors: Leon Smith, John McSpadden, Lester Ward, Dreama Sharpe, Jonathan DeLine
  • Patent number: D645780
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Leon Smith, Dorothy Bennett Smith