Patents by Inventor Mark L. Smith

Mark L. 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: 11446036
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a shaft, a stapling head assembly, and an anvil. The body includes a motor, a first user input feature, and a second user input feature. The first user input feature is operable to activate the motor. The shaft extends distally from the body. The stapling head assembly is positioned at a distal end of the shaft. The stapling head assembly includes an anvil coupling feature, at least one annular array of staples, and a staple driver. The second user input feature is operable to drive the anvil coupling feature longitudinally. The staple driver is operable to drive the at least one annular array of staples. The motor is operable to drive the staple driver. The anvil is configured to couple with the anvil coupling feature. The anvil is further configured to deform the staples driven by the staple driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Brian F. DiNardo, Brian W. Bear, Charles J. Scheib, Christopher C. Miller, Craig S. Smith, Emily A. Schellin, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason E. Zerkle, Jeffrey C. Gagel, John P. Measamer, Johnny H. Alexander, III, Joseph T. Kluener, Kevin D. Sackett, Kevin L. Houser, Mark D. Overmyer, Matthew H. Bolton, Omar J. Vakharia, Richard F. Schwemberger, Richard L. Leimbach, Rodney V. Clingaman, Timothy E. Goode, William D. Fox, William R. Stager
  • Publication number: 20220289861
    Abstract: Provided herein are antibodies and methods of use thereof. The antibodies as disclosed herein bind to CD163+ on cells, such as on macrophages. These antibodies can be used in methods of treatment, such as methods of treating cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Kamal D. Puri, Siddarth Chandrasekaran, Melissa L. Conerly, Peter Probst, Tyrel T. Smith, Mark E. Branum, Randi M. Simmons
  • Publication number: 20220281421
    Abstract: In at least some implementations, a vehicle window installation tool includes a front face defined at least in part by a first engagement surface, the front face extending from a first end to a second end, and from a left side to a right side, and a rear face defined at least in part by a second engagement surface, the rear face extending from the first end to the second end, and from the left side to the right side. The first end is wedge shaped, and a support portion is defined in part by the front face and in part by the rear face. The support portion has a void, the void is open to a second end that is opposite to the first end. The tool can be arranged in multiple positions relative to a window being assembled into the door, to protect and position the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Kaitlyn J. Fritz, Mark L. Lusky, Sandra C. Smith, Kyle Kindle
  • Patent number: 11426030
    Abstract: A cooking system in the form of a fryer is provided to reduce and/or optimize the amount of cooking medium required to operate the fryer, while improving the reliability of movement of food product through the cooking system during a cooking process. To this end, the cooking vat of the system is designed with one or more heating elements positioned to avoid generation of turbulent flow in the cooking medium. Moreover, the movement of food product along the cooking vat and/or out of the cooking vat is done reliably and in such a manner to avoid turbulent flow in the cooking medium. The automatic cooking system provides improved cooking medium life span as well as reduced overall oil volume use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Henny Penny Corporation
    Inventors: Kimberly Reichelderfer, Stephen L. Wilks, Frederick Pansing, Steven V. Ricca, Matthew A. Zeglen, Gregory J. Smith, Mark Gogel
  • Patent number: 11426855
    Abstract: A power tool is provided including a brushless DC (BLDC) motor having a stator assembly and a rotor; a substantially-cylindrical motor housing having an open end for receiving the stator assembly, a rear end, a substantially-cylindrical bearing pocket formed in the rear end to receive the rear bearing of the motor therein, and a radially-extending slot formed at or near its rear end; and a positional sensor board radially received within the slot along a central receiving axis. The positional sensor board includes a curved inner edge shaped to be positioned around the bearing pocket and includes positional sensors mounted around the curved inner edge and facing the rotor to sense a rotational position of the rotor. The curved inner edge is disposed on a side corner of the positional sensor board such that the positional sensor board is asymmetrically-shape in a direction of the receiving axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Palich, Michael R. Marjomaa, Kevin L. Pulley, David J. Smith, Dennis A. Bush, Mark T. Cherry
  • Patent number: 11370100
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    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: 20220189592
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and storage media useful in a healthcare cloud computing platform to transform, deduplicate and store medical data from third-party databases to a patient's primary medical record in the healthcare cloud computing platform. Exemplary implementations may: load and read data from third-party databases, and determine if it is duplicative of what is in the patient's primary record. Other embodiments, provide a method for ranking medical data from two different third-party databases to determine which medical data should be written to the patient's primary medical record in the healthcare computing platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Margaret M. Jackson, Peter Teunissen, Andres Hernandez, Steven Ger, Daniel Holder, Mark L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20220188281
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and storage media useful in a healthcare cloud computing platform to transform, deduplicate and store medical data from third-party databases to a patient's primary medical record in the healthcare cloud computing platform. Exemplary implementations may: load and read data from third-party databases, and determine if it is duplicative of what is in the patient's primary record. Other embodiments, provide a method for ranking medical data from two different third-party databases to determine which medical data should be written to the patient's primary medical record in the healthcare computing platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Margaret M. Jackson, Peter Teunissen, Andres Hernandez, Steven Ger, Daniel Holder, Mark L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20220189596
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and storage media useful in a healthcare cloud computing platform to transform, deduplicate and store medical data from third-party databases to a patient's primary medical record in the healthcare cloud computing platform. Exemplary implementations may: load and read data from third-party databases, and determine if it is duplicative of what is in the patient's primary record. Other embodiments, provide a method for ranking medical data from two different third-party databases to determine which medical data should be written to the patient's primary medical record in the healthcare computing platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Margaret M. Jackson, Peter Teunissen, Andres Hernandez, Steven Ger, Daniel Holder, Mark L. Smith
  • Patent number: 11124998
    Abstract: A reversible door assembly is provided which allows for easy changing of a door swing direction without the need for any additional swing change kit and without the need for rotation of the door. The present embodiments provide a frame which utilizes removable pocket hinge elements which may be moved from one side of the frame to the other side in order to easily change the door swing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Dometic Sweden AB
    Inventors: Mark Raymond Fazi, Adam J. Warble, Mark L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210239105
    Abstract: A damped compressor used in mobile appliances. The appliances may comprise a compressor which is disposed within a housing and is in fluid communication with a refrigerant system. Within the housing there is an improved damping or stabilizer system which limits movement of electric or mechanical portions, or both, of the compressor within the housing. At startup and shutdown, when oscillations of the components within the housing are generally maximized, the components are limited from contacting the housing internal structure so as to inhibit damage to the compressor and reduce the noise associated with such contact. The components are also damped from movement associated with the mobile application of the compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Allard, Mark L. Smith, Kingda Wang
  • Patent number: 11027595
    Abstract: Present embodiments provide a roof fan assembly with numerous improvements. The roof fan assembly includes a cover which allows for a fan shroud to be opened. The structure includes a base clamp which connects to the roof of an RV. The base clamp includes a fan and motor which push or pull air out from the RV or into the RV. The base clamp includes a worm gear assembly which includes a worm gear structure to open and close the shroud. The arm may include a sleeve which moves relative to the arm and connects to the shroud at the opposite end. The base clamp includes mounts for connecting the base clamp to the roof as well as allowing for connection of the cover to the fan assembly as a whole. Still further, the structure provides integrated hinges in the base clamp to allow connection of the shroud to the base clamp for pivotal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Dometic Sweden AB
    Inventors: Mark L. Smith, Aaron L. Harris, Hari R P Sunkara, James E. Allard
  • Patent number: 10400783
    Abstract: A low-noise, high-volume air mover is used in a recreational vehicle to push air. The air mover is smaller than previous designs used, moves more cubic feet of air than previous designs used, and produces less sound than previous designs used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dometic Sweden AB
    Inventors: James Allard, Mark L. Smith, Hari Sunkara
  • Patent number: 10093152
    Abstract: An air vent may cover an opening formed in a structure to block water or debris from entering an interior of the structure through the opening. The air vent is movable between a closed and an open position to selectively block or allow fluid communication between the interior and an exterior of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Dometic Sweden AB
    Inventors: James Allard, Mark L. Smith, Hari Sunkara
  • Publication number: 20180105020
    Abstract: Present embodiments provide a roof fan assembly with numerous improvements. The roof fan assembly includes a cover which allows for a fan shroud to be opened. The structure includes a base clamp which connects to the roof of an RV. The base clamp includes a fan and motor which push or pull air out from the RV or into the RV. The base clamp includes a worm gear assembly which includes a worm gear structure to open and close the shroud. The arm may include a sleeve which moves relative to the arm and connects to the shroud at the opposite end. The base clamp includes mounts for connecting the base clamp to the roof as well as allowing for connection of the cover to the fan assembly as a whole. Still further, the structure provides integrated hinges in the base clamp to allow connection of the shroud to the base clamp for pivotal movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Mark L. Smith, Aaron L. Harris, Hari RP Sunkara, James E. Allard
  • Patent number: D782939
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Dometic Sweden AB
    Inventors: James Allard, Mark L. Smith, Hari Sunkara
  • Patent number: D782940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Dometic Sweden AB
    Inventors: James Allard, Mark L. Smith, Hari Sunkara
  • Patent number: D782941
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Dometic Sweden AB
    Inventors: James Allard, Mark L. Smith, Hari Sunkara
  • Fan
    Patent number: D787037
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Dometic Sweden AB
    Inventors: James Allard, Mark L. Smith, Hari Sunkara
  • Fan
    Patent number: D806223
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Dometic Sweden AB
    Inventors: James Allard, Mark L. Smith, Hari Sunkara