Patents by Inventor Mark C. Smith

Mark C. 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: 20200000984
    Abstract: A catheter connector assembly which may be included with a corporeal drainage system, and a method of draining fluid from a bodily cavity. The catheter connector assembly may include a catheter connector and a drainage line connector. The catheter connector may include a connector body with a coupling feature, a deformable sealing element, and a retaining member. The drainage line connector may include a drainage line body first and second hinge clips, and an actuator. The actuator is designed to deform the deformable sealing element when the drainage line connector is coupled to the catheter connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Jim C. Beasley, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 10519958
    Abstract: Systems and methods to help provide lubricant to a bearing in a compressor are disclosed. The embodiments disclosed herein generally are directed to systems and methods to provide a lubricant flow to the bearing, where the lubricant flow relies on the rotation of a shaft of the compressor, so that the lubricant flow can be independent of a power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Mark W. Harrison, Jon C. Johnson, Todd W. Smith
  • Patent number: 10488011
    Abstract: A lamp for the rear of a vehicle is disclosed with a light transmissive cover having a red first illuminated surface area and a clear second illuminated surface area. It has a first LED light emitter located directly beneath the red first area, a second LED light emitter located directly beneath the clear second area, and a third LED light emitter, also located directly beneath said clear second area. The third red LED light emitter is for emitting red light through the clear second area simultaneously with light transmitted through the red first area, whereby the first and second areas are adapted to collectively form a contiguous red illuminated surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Grote Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian K. Norris, Randall Staggs, Nakul Anand, Shawn S. Smith, Christopher C. Riley, Mark D. Noe
  • Patent number: 10487083
    Abstract: 2-((1r,4r)-4-(imidazo[4,5-d]pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1(6H)-yl)cyclohexyl)acetonitrile compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, methods of making them, and methods of using them including methods for treating disease states, disorders, and conditions mediated by JAK, such as inflammatory bowel disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
    Inventors: Kevin D. Kreutter, Kristi Leonard, Michele C. Rizzolio, Russell C. Smith, Mark S. Tichenor, Aihua Wang
  • Patent number: 10478189
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, a stapling head assembly, an anvil, an anvil adjustment assembly, a trigger, and a lockout assembly. The stapling head assembly is operable to drive an annular array of staples. The anvil is configured to couple with the stapling head assembly. The anvil adjustment assembly includes a translating member, which translates relative to the body to thereby adjust the longitudinal position of the anvil relative to the stapling head assembly. The trigger is operable to actuate the stapling head assembly. The lockout assembly includes an electrically powered braking feature. A method of operating the surgical instrument includes providing the lockout assembly in a first state to permit translation of the translating member. The translating member is then translated. The lockout assembly is then transitioned to a second state to prevent further translation of the translating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Brian W. Bear, Matthew H. Bolton, Rodney V. Clingaman, Brian F. DiNardo, William D. Fox, Kevin L. Houser, John P. Measamer, Christopher C. Miller, Mark D. Overmyer, Kevin D. Sackett, Charles J. Scheib, Emily A. Schellin, Richard F. Schwemberger, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Craig S. Smith, Omar J. Vakharia, Jason E. Zerkle
  • Patent number: 10480746
    Abstract: A lamp for the rear of a vehicle is disclosed with a light transmissive cover having a red first illuminated surface area and a clear second illuminated surface area. It has a first LED light emitter located directly beneath the red first area, a second LED light emitter located directly beneath the clear second area, and a third LED light emitter, also located directly beneath said clear second area. The third red LED light emitter is for emitting red light through the clear second area simultaneously with light transmitted through the red first area, whereby the first and second areas are adapted to collectively form a contiguous red illuminated surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Grote Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian K. Norris, Randall Staggs, Nakul Anand, Shawn S. Smith, Christopher C. Riley, Mark D. Noe
  • Publication number: 20190349426
    Abstract: The Internet can be configured to provide communications to a large number of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. Devices can be designed to address the need for network layers, from central servers, through gateways, down to edge devices, to grow unhindered, to discover and make accessible connected resources, and to support the ability to hide and compartmentalize connected resources. Network protocols can be part of the fabric supporting human accessible services that operate regardless of location, time, or space. Innovations can include service delivery and associated infrastructure, such as hardware and software. Services may be provided in accordance with specified Quality of Service (QoS) terms. The use of IoT devices and networks can be included in a heterogeneous network of connectivity including wired and wireless technologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Keith Nolan, Mark Kelly, Gregory Burns, Michael Nolan, John Brady, Cliodhna Ni Scanaill, Niall Cahill, Thiago Macieira, Zheng Zhang, Glen J. Anderson, Igor Muttik, Davide Carboni, Eugene Ryan, Richard Davies, Toby M. Kohlenberg, Maarten Koning, Jakub Wenus, Rajesh Poornachandran, William C. Deleeuw, Ravikiran Chukka
  • Publication number: 20190322665
    Abstract: 2-((1r,4r)-4-(imidazo[4,5-d]pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1(6H)-yl)cyclohexyl)acetonitrile compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, methods of making them, and methods of using them including methods for treating disease states, disorders, and conditions mediated by JAK, such as inflammatory bowel disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Genesis M. Bacani, Wenying Chai, Tatiana Koudriakova, Paul J. Krawczuk, Kevin D. Kreutter, Kristi Leonard, Michele C. Rizzolio, Mark Seierstad, Russell C. Smith, Mark S. Tichenor, Jennifer D. Venable, Aihua Wang
  • Publication number: 20190298512
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) injector is configured for single hand operation and employs a compressed gas to provide a motive force to present an IOL to a surgical site. The IOL injector includes a mechanical brake coupled to a plunger to preclude translation of an IOL absent operator input. The mechanical brake provides for selectively varying the speed and translation of the plunger, and hence IOL during presentation of the IOL to a patient. The IOL injector can also include at least a first stop, which halts movement of the plunger at a predetermined position. The at least first stop is then moved to a passing position, thereby allowing further operator controlled translation of the plunger to present the IOL to the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Sushant P. Muchhala, Moises A. Valle, Madhu S. Ayyagari, Sanjeev Bakshi, Jeffrey C. Smith, Andrew J. Scherer, JR., Mark E. Mossberg
  • Patent number: 10417708
    Abstract: A system and method of allocating orders in an exchange configured for trading by a combination of electronic and open-outcry trading mechanisms is provided. One method includes permitting multiple quotes to be disseminated to the market, but limiting market making to only those entities having a physical presence on the floor of the exchange. Methods of enhancing the hybrid electronic and open-outcry exchange also include automatically eliminating crossed quotes and locked quotes while permitting certain orders to trade against locked quotes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Cboe Exchange, Inc.
    Inventors: Eileen C. Smith, Anthony Montesano, Edward T. Tilly, Mark A. Esposito, Stuart J. Kipnes, Anthony J. Carone
  • Publication number: 20190264746
    Abstract: A composite material having an alloy matrix including titanium, aluminum, niobium, manganese, boron, and carbon is disclosed. The composite material includes, by atomic percentage, 40.0% to 50.0% Al, 1.0% to 8.0% Nb, 0.5% to 2.0% Mn, 0.1% to 2.0% B, and 0.01% to 0.2% C. The composite material is doped with a solid lubricant such as MoS2, ZnO, CuO, hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), WS2, AgTaO3, CuTaO3, CuTa2O6, or combinations thereof. Components composed of the composite material exhibit increased ductility at room temperature and reduced fracture tendency, resulting in improved durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Roller Bearing Company of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank C. Adams, Mark Heuberger, Charles E. Smith, Patrick S. Boyan, Ernest K. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10384364
    Abstract: A food cutter assembly can include a spindle body defining an interior passage for receiving a food product. The food cutter assembly can also include a thrust disc connected to the spindle body. The thrust disc can include opposing surfaces extending radially from the rotational axis of the spindle body and a circumferential surface between the opposing surfaces. A cutting tool can be connected to an end of the spindle body for cutting the food product. The food cutter assembly can also include a housing for rotationally mounting the spindle body, where the housing includes a radial bearing to be positioned proximate to the thrust disc. The spindle body and the housing can define fluid passages extending from a port in the housing through the radial bearing to the spindle body and across the opposing surfaces and the circumferential surface to the spindle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Lamb Weston, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Julian, Christopher M. Smith, Mark A. Fow
  • Patent number: 10378721
    Abstract: A lamp for the rear of a vehicle is disclosed with a light transmissive cover having a red first illuminated surface area and a clear second illuminated surface area. It has a first LED light emitter located directly beneath the red first area, a second LED light emitter located directly beneath the clear second area, and a third LED light emitter, also located directly beneath said clear second area. The third red LED light emitter is for emitting red light through the clear second area simultaneously with light transmitted through the red first area, whereby the first and second areas are adapted to collectively form a contiguous red illuminated surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Grote Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian K. Norris, Randall Staggs, Nakul Anand, Shawn S. Smith, Christopher C. Riley, Mark D. Noe
  • Patent number: 10377677
    Abstract: Generally, the instant disclosure relates to fertilizer compositions and methods of making and using the same. More specifically, the instant disclosure relates to blast suppressant and/or blast resistant ammonium nitrate fertilizer compositions, as well as methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Alcoa USA Corp.
    Inventors: Mark L. Weaver, Kyle A. Crum, Judodine Nichols, David F. Iwig, Steven C. Orkis, Gerald E. Carkin, Deniz Gencaga, Stephen P. Sunday, Ian Ross Harrison, John R. Smith, Shannon I. Parks, Mikhail Gershenzon
  • Patent number: 10380800
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for linking and interacting between augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) environments. An AR host system may capture or retrieve data associated with an AR view of a first user's real-world environment. The data may include an audio-visual stream of the real-world view, digital object data associated with digital objects overlaid on the real-world view, and other data. The AR host system transmits the data to a VR system. The VR system may place a second user into a VR environment that is a representation of the AR view. The VR system may also generate additional digital object data associated with the AR view and transmit the generated digital object data to the AR host system. The AR host system receives the digital object data and modifies the AR view presented to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony R. Smith, Mark Arana, Edward Drake, Alexander C. Chen
  • Patent number: 10364246
    Abstract: 2-((1r,4r)-4-(imidazo[4,5-d]pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1(6H)-yl)cyclohexyl)acetonitrile compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, methods of making them, and methods of using them including methods for treating disease states, disorders, and conditions mediated by JAK, such as inflammatory bowel disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
    Inventors: Tatiana Koudriakova, Kevin D. Kreutter, Kristi Leonard, Michele C. Rizzolio, Russell C. Smith, Mark S. Tichenor, Aihua Wang
  • Patent number: 10363679
    Abstract: A method for lubricating a radial bearing of a food cutter assembly is disclosed. The method can include receiving a supply of water at a housing for rotationally mounting a spindle body having a rotational axis, where the housing includes a radial bearing proximate to a thrust disc of the spindle body. The thrust disc can include opposing surfaces extending radially from the rotational axis of the spindle body and a circumferential surface between the opposing surfaces. The water can be directed through fluid passages extending from a port in the housing through the radial bearing to the spindle body and across the opposing surfaces and the circumferential surface to the spindle body. The spindle body may be rotated while the water is directed through the fluid passages to create a water film between the housing and the spindle body that reduces friction between the housing and the spindle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lamb Weston, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Julian, Christopher M. Smith, Mark A. Fow
  • Patent number: 10354056
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure are directed towards providing feedback to users of multi-user system that has biometric recognition capabilities, so that a user knows whether the system has correctly associated the user with his or her identity. The feedback may include a display of a current camera view, along with visible identity information that is associated with each user in the view. The feedback may include per-user icons (e.g., tiles, thumbnail images and so on) by which a user visually confirms that he or she is correctly recognized. Any misrecognition may be detected via the feedback and corrected. Feedback may convey other information, such as the current interaction state/capabilities of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Mitchell Smith, Emily M. Yang, Joseph Wheeler, Sergio Paolantonio, Xiaoji Chen, Eric C. Sanderson, Calvin Kent Carter, Christian Klein, Mark D. Schwesinger, Rita A. Yu
  • Patent number: 10343634
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a vehicle structure, a bumper, an elongate structural member, and an extension portion. The elongate structural member is able to crush longitudinally in response to application of force in a longitudinal direction. The extension portion is able to crush longitudinally in response to application of force in the longitudinal direction, is connected to the elongate structural member such that the elongate structural member and the extension portion support the bumper with respect to the vehicle structure, and is operable to move the bumper between an extended position and a retracted position with respect to the vehicle structure to change a distance between the bumper and the vehicle structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Mikael Fermer, Alice C. Watts, Joel Frederic Jensen, Ronald Jack Smith, Mark B. Rober, Sung Hoon Kim, David Jennings Dostal, Russell Cranstoun Mead, Jr., Todd Elliot Lewis, Jesse T. Buehler, Nathaniel J. Dennis, Tommaso P. Rivellini, Robert R. Mayer, Anthony S. Montevirgen, Donald J. Parr, Bryce A. Woollard, Adam J. Golman, Kevin P. Makowski, Daniel E. Rivera
  • Patent number: D870117
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniele De Iuliis, Markus Diebel, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Chun Chit Lam, Scott Jacob McEuen, Con Phan, Joonas Ilmari Ponkala, Gavin J. Reid, Peter Russell-Clarke, Mark Alan Salvador, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Brandon S. Smith, Christopher J. Stringer, Joe Sung-Ho Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer