Patents by Inventor Mark Smith

Mark 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: 10350852
    Abstract: A releasable adhesive system for joining a first surface to a second surface. The system includes a primary material having a first portion including at least one first-portion molecule configured to be positioned parallel with at least one first-surface molecule of the first surface, and a second portion, opposite the first portion, including at least one second-portion molecule configured to be positioned parallel with at least second surfaced one molecule of the second surface. The first surface molecule, positioned parallel with the first-surface molecule, is configured to maintain bonds between the first portion and the first surface up to one or more pre-determined three scenarios, such as pre-determined shear, pull, and peel forces being exerted on the first surface. The second portion can function similarly with respect to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Guo, John P. Spicer, Yhu-tin Lin, Ryan C. Sekol, Jeffrey A. Abell, Mark A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190205953
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method for estimating unit price reduction of services in a new in-flight deal using data of historical deals and market reference deals cost structures. The method includes receiving a detailed cost structure for historical information, market deals information, services quantity information and deals metadata for a first year. For each service: peer deals to the in-flight deal are selected based on the detailed cost structure; missing cost data values in the peer deals are augmented; unit cost reduction values for the peer deals estimated; the unit cost reduction for the in-flight deal from each year in total contract years to a next year without a last contract year are estimated; and a total cost for the in-flight deal for all years in the total contract years beyond the first year are estimated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Shubhi Asthana, Valeria Becker, Kugamoorthy Gajananan, Aly Megahed, Taiga Nakamura, Mark A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190201001
    Abstract: Delivery systems for liquid embolics and methods of using them are disclosed. The devices generally include a catheter and one or more retention elements to limit migration of the liquid embolic to non-target sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Connolly, Gary Pederson, Mary-Claire Anderson, Patrick A. Haverkost, David Raab, Mark Smith
  • Publication number: 20190205954
    Abstract: A method for selecting a set of information technology (IT) services peer deals to an in-flight deal for each first level service in the in-flight deal includes receiving a detailed cost structure for historical information, in-flight deals information, market deals information, services baselines and deals metadata, and multiple peer deals for selection. For historical information and market deals information, all missing baselines for all services in the in-flight deal and all missing unit cost for services are augmented at the first level service. The multiple peer deals are classified into different clusters at the first level service. A closest cluster to the in-flight deal at the first level service is selected. For each second level service of the in-flight deal the method: classifies the selected peer deals into different clusters. A predetermined number of peer deals that appear in a largest number of the selected clusters is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Shubhi Asthana, Valeria Becker, Kugamoorthy Gajananan, Aly Megahed, Taiga Nakamura, Mark A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190200969
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a medical device having an elongate shaft having a distal end and a controller coupled to the shaft. A control member can extend through at least part of the elongate shaft and at least part of the controller, wherein the control member in a tensioned configuration can be moveable by the controller to control the distal end of the shaft and the control member can be slack in an untensioned configuration. A tensioning mechanism can be configured to move relative to at least one of the elongate shaft and the controller to tension the control member and automatically lock the control member in the tensioned configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Boston scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry STANTON, John Golden, Gary Kappel, Mark Wood, Bernadette Durr, Brandon Zalewski, Ken Keene, Barry Weitzner, Paul Smith, Naroun Suon
  • Patent number: 10331121
    Abstract: A communication system and method for communicatively linking vehicles in a vehicle consist determine a vehicle identifier for a first remote vehicle included in a vehicle consist formed from a lead vehicle and at least the first remote vehicle. The system and method communicate a wireless linking message addressed to the vehicle identifier from the lead vehicle to the first remote vehicle, and establish a communication link between the lead vehicle and the first remote vehicle responsive to receipt of the wireless linking message at the first remote vehicle. The communication link is established such that movement of the first remote vehicle is remotely controlled from the lead vehicle via the communication link. The communication link is established without an operator entering the first remote vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Jared Klineman Cooper, Brian Joseph McManus, Frank Wawrzyniak, Ralph C. Haddock, III, Robert James Foy, James Glen Corry, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Todd William Goodermuth, Eugene Smith, Steven Andrew Kellner, Joseph Mario Nazareth, Brian William Schroeck, David Michael Peltz
  • Publication number: 20190189813
    Abstract: Tri-layer semiconductor stacks for patterning features on solar cells, and the resulting solar cells, are described herein. In an example, a solar cell includes a substrate. A semiconductor structure is disposed above the substrate. The semiconductor structure includes a P-type semiconductor layer disposed directly on a first semiconductor layer. A third semiconductor layer is disposed directly on the P-type semiconductor layer. An outermost edge of the third semiconductor layer is laterally recessed from an outermost edge of the first semiconductor layer by a width. An outermost edge of the P-type semiconductor layer is sloped from the outermost edge of the third semiconductor layer to the outermost edge of the third semiconductor layer. A conductive contact structure is electrically connected to the semiconductor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Kieran Mark Tracy, David D. Smith, Venkatasubramani Balu, Asnat Masad, Ann Waldhauer
  • Publication number: 20190186566
    Abstract: A brake caliper and method of manufacture. The brake caliper may have a first portion, a second portion, a first bridge and a second bridge that may be provided as a single casting. A first housing side may have a machined feature that may be axially aligned with a hole in the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Meritor Heavy Vehicle Braking Systems (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Alex Howard, Mark Burnard, Gordon Onions, Phil Smith
  • Patent number: 10321430
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, computer program, and data structure relating to: causing correlation of a digital signal provided by a receiver with a motion-compensated correlation code, wherein the motion-compensated correlation code is a correlation code that has been compensated before correlation using one or more phasors dependent upon an assumed or measured movement of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Focal Point Positioning Ltd.
    Inventors: Ramsey Faragher, Nicolas Couronneau, Robert Mark Crockett, Peter Duffett-Smith
  • Patent number: 10318194
    Abstract: The apparatus comprises a plurality of interfaces, each interface having an associated interface ID; and a hardware-side processing device including at least one programmable hardware-implemented chip configured to process request packets, which are received from host computers and relate to access requests to one or more file system managed by the apparatus, and to generate response packets for the processed request packets; wherein, for a request packet which is received from a first host computer, at least one programmable hardware-implemented chip is configured to: determine the client ID being associated with the first host computer, determine the interface ID being associated with the first interface, determine whether the determined client ID and interface ID represent a permitted ID set or a prohibited ID set, and refrain from processing the received request packet if the determined client ID and interface ID represent a prohibited ID set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Stephen Chittenden, Jonathan Mark Smith, Antonio Robert Carlini, Ashwin Payyanadan, Robert Ian Williams
  • Publication number: 20190174098
    Abstract: A lock box including a main body, a lid, an electronic locking mechanism, a lid sensor, and a processing circuit. The main body defines a compartment. The main body is structured to be secured within or secured to a substantially permanent structure. The lid is positioned to selectively enclose the compartment. The electronic locking mechanism is positioned to selectively lock the lid to the main body. The lid sensor is configured to detect at least one of an attempt to open the lid or opening of the lid. The processing circuit is configured to generate an alert in response to the lid sensor detecting the at least one of the attempt to open the lid or the opening of the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicants: Master Lock Company LLC, Vardr Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Geoff Smith, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tom Celinski, Mark Richards, John Bartucci
  • Publication number: 20190170662
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed which enable the analysis of a break in a vehicle glazing panel without the attendance of a technician, the method and apparatus utilize capturing an image of the break and processing the image of the break to enable the suitability for repair or replacement of the glazing panel to be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: BELRON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Hansen, Ian Hales, Abdul Farooq, Melvyn Smith, Gwen Daniel
  • Publication number: 20190172477
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for removing reverberation from signals. The systems and methods can be applicable to audio signals, for example, to voice, musical instrument sounds, and the like. Signals such as the vowel sounds in speech and the sustained portions of many musical instrument sounds can be composed of a fundamental frequency component and a series of harmonically related overtones. The systems and methods can exploit the intrinsically high degree of mutual correlation among the overtones. When such signals are passed through a reverberant channel, the degree of mutual correlation among the partials can be reduced. An inverse channel filter for the removal of reverberation can be found by employing an adaptive filter technique that maximizes the cross-correlation among signal overtones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Bocko, Sarah Smith
  • Patent number: 10307414
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula 1, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are defined in the specification. This disclosure also relates to materials and methods for preparing compounds of Formula 1, to pharmaceutical compositions which contain them, and to their use for treating Type I hypersensitivity reactions, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, cancer, non-malignant proliferative disorders, and other conditions associated with BTK.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: John David Lawson, Mark Sabat, Nicholas Scorah, Christopher Smith, Phong H. Vu, Haixia Wang
  • Patent number: 10300450
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses, systems, and methods involving a spotter for depositing a substance on a submerged surface. The spotter comprises an outlet cavity defined at least in part by a spotting orifice, a first opening, and a second opening. The spotter also comprises a first conduit fluidly coupled to the first opening and a second conduit fluidly coupled to the second opening. The spotter is adapted so that fluid flowing through the first conduit and the second conduit is communicated among the first opening, the second opening, and a submerged deposition surface when the sealing orifice is sealed against the submerged deposition surface to form a deposition spot on the submerged deposition surface. The submerged deposition surface is within a liquid such that the liquid covers the deposition spot upon removal of the orifice from the deposition surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Carterra, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce K. Gale, Joshua W. Eckman, Adam Miles, Christopher Morrow, James Smith, Sriram Natarajan, Mark Eddings
  • Patent number: 10302065
    Abstract: A strip of fiber-reinforced polymeric material for a longitudinal reinforcing structure of a wind turbine blade, the strip having substantially flat upper and lower surfaces and extending longitudinally between first and second transverse edges, wherein an end region of the strip tapers in thickness towards the first transverse edge, and wherein one or more slots are defined in the tapered end region, the or each slot extending longitudinally from the first transverse edge of the strip into the tapered end region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Jonathan Smith, Adrian Gill, Mark Hancock
  • Patent number: 10300479
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses, systems, and methods involving a spotter apparatus for depositing a substance from a carrier fluid onto a deposition surface in an ordered array. The spotter apparatus includes a loading surface, including a first well and a second well, and a different outlet surface, including a first opening and a second opening, where a first microconduit fluidly couples the first well with the first opening and a second microconduit fluidly couples the second well with the second opening. An overlay is sealed to the outlet surface and penetrated by a deposition channel that is situated to communicate carrier fluid among the first opening, the second opening, and the deposition surface when the overlay is pressed against the deposition surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Carterra, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Kent Gale, Adam Miles, Joshua Wayne Eckman, Sriram Natarajan, Jim Smith, Mark Eddings
  • Patent number: D849526
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventors: Sean Sanders, Matthew J. Costello, Derek A. Smith, Jeff Nuss, Donald Joswick, Mark Allen Fager
  • Patent number: PP30604
    Abstract: A new garden type Chrysanthemum plant named ‘CIFZ0072’ particularly distinguished by the medium size plant with round mound plant habit, a medium size anemone flower with bicolor red petals with yellow base and orange-bronze disk that becomes more yellow with age, and a natural season response in late September/early October.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: Mark A. Smith
  • Patent number: PP30677
    Abstract: A new garden type Chrysanthemum plant named ‘CIFZ0066’ particularly distinguished by a medium sized plant with upright to outwardly spreading and uniform mounded plant habit, 4-4.5 cm dark pink daisy flowers and a natural season response in late September to early October.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: Mark A. Smith