Patents by Inventor Mark S. Smith

Mark S. 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: 10719793
    Abstract: A system verifies whether or not an employee is actually on a job at a location during a standard time period, such as a work shift, by sending alerts to the employee's smart phone. The employee must respond to the alerts. The alerts are sent at random time intervals with a certain average rate. The average rate, called a Poisson parameter, can be varied over the course of a shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Underwriters, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin N. Smith, Mark S. Nowotarski
  • Patent number: 10716568
    Abstract: A surgical stapling assembly comprising a staple cartridge carrier, an anvil, an outer surface, a closure member, a staple cartridge, and a firing system is disclosed. The anvil is rotatable between a first position and a second position. The closure member is slideable along the outer surface to hold the anvil in the second position. The closure member comprises a clearance opening. The staple cartridge is positioned within the staple cartridge carrier. The staple cartridge comprises staples removably stored therein. The staple cartridge and the anvil define a tissue gap therebetween when the anvil is in the second position. The clearance opening is aligned with the tissue gap when the anvil is in the second position. The firing system is configured to eject the staples from the staple cartridge during a staple firing stroke. The firing system engages the staple cartridge carrier and the anvil during the staple firing stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Charles J. Scheib, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K. Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm
  • Patent number: 10709452
    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: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    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: 20200216562
    Abstract: This disclosure provides compositions and methods for expressing and displaying isolated integral membrane proteins (IMPs) or fragments thereof in a native conformation for use in the screening, selecting, and identifying of antibodies or antibody-like molecules that bind to a target IMP of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Ernest S. Smith, Mark Paris, Maria G.M. Scrivens, Renee A. Kirk, Angelica A. Cornelison
  • Patent number: 10662422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high efficiency method of expressing immunoglobulin molecules in eukaryotic cells. The invention is further drawn to a method of producing immunoglobulin heavy and light chain libraries, particularly using the trimolecular recombination method, for expression in eukaryotic cells. The invention further provides methods of selecting and screening for antigen-specific immunoglobulin molecules, and antigen-specific fragments thereof. The invention also provides kits for producing, screening and selecting antigen-specific immunoglobulin molecules. Finally, the invention provides immunoglobulin molecules, and antigen-specific fragments thereof, produced by the methods provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Vaccinex, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest S. Smith, Tracy Pandina, Leslie A. Balch, Mark Paris, Maurice Zauderer, Angelica Cornelison, Renee Kirk
  • Patent number: 10610226
    Abstract: Adjunct material and methods of using adjunct material to reinforce a staple line are provided herein. In general, adjunct material can be used to maintain a seal in tissue and prevent stapled tissue from tearing. This adjunct material can be coupled to a jaw of a surgical stapler, and can be deployed into tissue along with the staples. In some embodiments, the adjunct material can be sized and shaped so that a portion of the material extends laterally outside of the staple line and distributes strain to tissue outside of the staple line. In certain aspects, sealant can be applied to the staple line and to the adjunct material in various ways to further seal the tissue and/or prevent leaks from forming in the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Mark S. Zeiner, Thomas Lee Craven, Anne J. Gorman, Bret W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200093406
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values received from an analyte sensor system are provided. One method for a wireless data communication between an analyte sensor system and a mobile device involves storing identification information associated with a transceiver of the analyte sensor system, the identification information entered by a user of the mobile device via a custom application running on the mobile device; causing the custom application to enter a background mode; searching for advertisement signals; receiving an advertisement signal from the transceiver; authenticating the transceiver based on the identification information; prompting the user to bring the custom application to a foreground mode; causing the custom application to request a confirmation from the user that a data connection with the transceiver is desired; receiving the confirmation from the user; and completing the data connection with the transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jose Hector Hernandez-Rosas, Shawn Larvenz, Mark Dervaes, Indrawati Gauba, Michael Robert Mensinger, Eric Cohen, Brian Christopher Smith, Jorge Valdes, Jacob S. Leach
  • Publication number: 20200085442
    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: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    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: 10577427
    Abstract: This disclosure provides compositions and methods for expressing and displaying isolated integral membrane proteins (IMPs) or fragments thereof in a native conformation for use in the screening, selecting, and identifying of antibodies or antibody-like molecules that bind to a target IMP of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Vaccinex, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest S. Smith, Mark Paris, Maria G. M. Scrivens, Renee A. Kirk, Angelica A. Cornelison
  • Patent number: 10550199
    Abstract: This disclosure provides compositions and methods for expressing and displaying isolated integral membrane proteins (IMPs) or fragments thereof in a native conformation for use in the screening, selecting, and identifying of antibodies or antibody-like molecules that bind to a target IMP of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Vaccinex, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest S. Smith, Mark Paris, Maria G. M. Scrivens, Renee A. Kirk, Angelica A. Cornelison
  • Patent number: 10543039
    Abstract: A medical device for sympathetic nerve ablation includes a catheter shaft and an expandable member disposed on the catheter shaft. The balloon is configured to be able to shift between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration. The medical device includes an elongate electrode assembly constructed as a flexible circuit and a protective bumper member. The elongate electrode assembly may have an outer edge and may be disposed on an outer surface of the balloon. The protective bumper member may cover at least a portion of the outer edge of the elongate electrode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Joseph Zielinski, Mark S. Smith, Kevin Martin, Joel R. Munsinger
  • Patent number: 10532940
    Abstract: Aeration discs used in water treatment and methods of using same are disclosed. According to one or more embodiments, an aeration disc may comprise projections and depressions located on at least one of its surfaces. The aeration discs may be incorporated into aeration devices and water treatment systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
    Inventors: George W. Smith, Mark F. Pamperin, Charles S. Applegate, Christopher K. Waul, Marc E. Roehl, Michael L. Doyle
  • Patent number: 10521758
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention includes system and methods for the continued operation of a carrier management system having one or more user terminals that normally communicate with at least one data center over a network (online), when the one or more user terminals are unable to communicate with the data center (offline). Once communication is re-established between the one or more user terminal and the data center, local files and data on the user terminals that were used to rate and ship packages while offline are synchronized between the one or more user terminals and the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: David A. Bennett, Paul A. Bilibin, Mark A. Bjerke, Lynn S. Goldhaber, Hsiangwen S. Hu, Lory E. Moon, Jinyue Liu, Paul R. McLaughlin, Reichie R. Nelson, Charles D. Mentzer, Matthew J. Smith, William W. Smith, III
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 20190322319
    Abstract: A system and method for operation of an autonomous vehicle (AV) yard truck is provided. A processor facilitates autonomous movement of the AV yard truck, and connection to and disconnection from trailers. A plurality of sensors are interconnected with the processor that sense terrain/objects and assist in automatically connecting/disconnecting trailers. A server, interconnected, wirelessly with the processor, that tracks movement of the truck around and determines locations for trailer connection and disconnection. A door station unlatches/opens rear doors of the trailer when adjacent thereto, securing them in an opened position via clamps, etc. The system computes a height of the trailer, and/or if landing gear of the trailer is on the ground and interoperates with the fifth wheel to change height, and whether docking is safe, allowing a user to take manual control, and optimum charge time(s). Reversing sensors/safety, automated chocking, and intermodal container organization are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew F. Smith, Lawrence S. Klein, Stephen A. Langenderfer, Martin E. Sotola, Vikas Bahl, Mark A. Rosenblum, Peter James, Dale Rowley, Matthew S. Johannes, Gary Seminara, Jeremy M. Nett
  • 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