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).

  • Publication number: 20210156464
    Abstract: A drivetrain system including an axle assembly that may have an electric motor module, a gear reduction module, a drive pinion, a differential assembly, an auxiliary shaft, and a shift collar. The shift collar may selectively couple the auxiliary shaft, the drive pinion, and the gear reduction module in various combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: ArvinMeritor Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Chetankumar Ghatti, Rodrigo Soffner, Mark Smith
  • Publication number: 20210156657
    Abstract: An inertia bullet remover and associated methods for removing a bullet from an ammunition casing. The inertia bullet remover includes a carriage for carrying the ammunition casing. The carriage is movable with respect to a base between a first position and a second position. Movement of the carriage is guided by a guide. Movement of the carriage is stopped by a stop, which causes the bullet to exit the ammunition casing via inertia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Lindsay, Michael Cottrell, James Tayon, Timothy S. Kinney, Mark Dalton, Brian Steere, Justin Burke, Kyle Martin, Dennis W. Cauley, JR., Anthony Vesich, Ryan Varnum, Seth Wheeler, Brett Eckelkamp, Matthew Kinamore, Curtis Smith
  • Publication number: 20210160461
    Abstract: A security and smart home system, components thereof, and associated methods. The system can include a host-carried monitor configured to monitor data associated with the host, such as motion data, position data, temperature data, or humidity data. The system can include one or more security devices located at a premises to monitor security data at the premises, with the one or more security devices in communication with a remote server programmed to process security event signals from the one or more security devices and transmit action instructions to the one or more security devices. Security devices can include an electrical power switch, an electrical power plug, and a camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Kyle Martin, Brian Steere, Michael Cottrell, Fernando Coviello, James Tayon, Tony Galbreath, Curtis Smith, Timothy S. Kinney, Matthew Kinamore, Anthony Vesich, Mark Dalton, Justin Burke, Dennis W. Cauley, JR., Seth Wheeler, Michael Lindsay, Ryan Varnum
  • Patent number: 11017176
    Abstract: A system for artificial intelligence (AI) based omnichannel data communications is disclosed. The system may comprise a data store to store and manage data within a network, a server to facilitate operations using information from the one or more data stores, and an analytics subsystem to communicate with the server and the data store in the network. The analytics subsystem may comprise a data access interface to receive communication data from a user via a first communication channel. The analytics subsystem may comprise a processor to provide a proactive, adaptive, and intelligent conversation with the user via a second communication channel. The system may also comprise an output interface to transmit the at least one appropriate response to the user at a user device using any number of AI-based and data processing techniques to better identify customer touchpoints and improve customer journey and experience during customer engagement scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CONTACTENGINE LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Ayers, Giles Bryan, Mark Kingsley Smith
  • Patent number: 11007713
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system includes a powder delivery system, an area scanning laser, a build chamber, and a controller. The powder delivery system provides a predetermined amount of powder material to the build chamber, and includes a material dispenser, a dispensing head, and a scraper. The scanning laser selectively sinters the powder material, and includes a mirror galvanometer for raster scanning. The build chamber has an annular configuration, and includes an inner annular wall that defines a central portion disposed inward of the build chamber. A portion of the delivery system and the laser are located in the central portion. The chamber continuously rotates under the head and under a sintering zone generated by the laser as the delivery system continuously dispenses the material. The laser continuously raster scans the material at the sintering zone in a raster pattern to sinter a layer of material directly to a preceding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: John P Spicer, Jason J Nolte, Thomas A. Perry, Blair E Carlson, Anil K Sachdev, Hyungmin Chae, Mark A Smith
  • Patent number: 11007113
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a pressure field stimulation device including a sheath having an integrated cup. The sheath and cup are together formed of (or consist of) a single piece of material. The pressure field stimulator has a cup and a driver, where the driver is configured to vary a volume of the cup. The pressure field stimulator has a housing that has an opening therein with an edge on which a portion of the cup rests when installed. The sheath is tightly bound to the housing such that a driver can make contact with the cup. In some embodiments, the pressure field stimulator has a shaft portion, which may include a second stimulation device. The sheath can be bound over the shaft portion as well as the pressure field stimulator housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Uccellini LLC
    Inventors: Lora LeeAnne Haddock, Ada-Rhodes Short, Avery Smith, Kim Porter Henneman, Douglas S. Layman, Blake Michael Larkin, Brian Scott Gaza, Mark Hazelton, Mazie Houchens, Lola Vars
  • Publication number: 20210139978
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for detecting multiple different nucleotides in a sample. In particular, the disclosure provides for detection of multiple different nucleotides in a sample utilizing fewer detection moieties than the number of nucleotides being detected and/or fewer imaging events than the number of nucleotides being detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Robert C. Kain, Xiaohai Liu, Wenyi Feng, Bernard Hirschbein, Helmy A. Eltoukhy, Xiaolin Wu, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Jonathan Mark Boutell, Thomas Joseph, Randall Smith, Min-Jui Richard Shen, Carolyn Tregidgo, Kay Klausing
  • Patent number: 11002325
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Meritor Heavy Vehicle Braking Systems (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Alex Howard, Mark Burnard, Gordon Onions, Phil Smith
  • Publication number: 20210131777
    Abstract: An ammunition press for manufacturing or reloading ammunition cartridges. The ammunition press includes an adjustable shell holder for holding ammunition shells (sometimes called cases) of various sizes. A catch tray is provided for collecting spent primers or other debris. According to a user's preference, the ammunition press can be customized to provide an over-center actuated configuration or a non-over-center actuated configuration. A light is integrated with the press for illuminating the shell holder. Components of the press and associated methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy S. Kinney, James Tayon, Michael Cottrell, Dennis W. Cauley, Jr., Justin Burke, Brian Steere, Kyle Martin, Anthony Vesich, Matthew Kinamore, Joel Yuodsnukis, Curtis Smith, Mark Dalton
  • Publication number: 20210131979
    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: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Belron International Limited
    Inventors: Mark Hansen, Ian Hales, Abdul Farooq, Melvyn Smith, Gwen Daniel
  • Publication number: 20210128186
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, an apparatus for treating a tissue site may include a contact layer formed from a compressible material. The contact layer may include a plurality of apertures extending at least partially through the contact layer. The contact layer may be configurable such that at least a portion of the apertures include a first plurality of orifices having a diameter in a first diameter range and such that at least a portion of the apertures include a second plurality of orifices having a diameter in a second diameter range. The first diameter range may be from about 2 mm to about 6 mm. The second diameter range may be from about 8 mm to about 15 mm. The apparatus may include a cover configured to form a sealed space including the contact layer and the tissue site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Brian LOCKE, Timothy Mark ROBINSON, Diwi L. ALLEN, Prathamesh KHARKAR, Marisa SCHMIDT, Justin RICE, Shannon C. INGRAM, Kenneth R. SMITH, Benjamin Andrew PRATT, Christopher A. CARROLL
  • Patent number: 10994127
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and computing devices for fitting bilateral hearing prostheses. An example method includes sending a signal to a first hearing prosthesis and a second hearing prosthesis. The signal causes the first hearing prosthesis to deliver a first stimulus to a body part in a left auditory pathway of a user. The signal also causes the second hearing prosthesis to deliver a second stimulus to a body part in a right auditory pathway of the user. The first stimulus and the second stimulus cause the user to perceive a sound and are delivered simultaneously. The method also includes receiving an indication of a perception of the sound by the user. The method further includes determining an adjustment to at least one of the first stimulus or the second stimulus based on the perception of the sound by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventor: Zachary Mark Smith
  • Publication number: 20210122237
    Abstract: Ride-on equipment includes a pair of front wheels, a pair of rear wheels, a main frame, a subframe pivotally coupled to the main frame about a pivot axis, a power source, and a transaxle assembly. The power source is coupled to and supported by the main frame and includes a drive pulley. The transaxle assembly is configured to pivot with respect to the power source, is operably coupled to the pair of rear drive wheels, and includes at least one driven pulley. The drive pulley and the at least one driven pulley are operably coupled by a belt such that the at least one driven pulley of the transaxle assembly is configured to be driven by the drive pulley of the source via the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Melone, James F. Marshall, Richard Smith, Mark Lynch, Travis Rasch, Erik Slegelis, Steven J. Weber, Denis Oswald
  • Publication number: 20210121866
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are extraction chromatographic supports comprising a porous support, an inert filler, and metal ion binding extractant that may be used for chromatographic separation of metal ions. Also disclosed herein are methods for preparing and using the extraction chromatographic supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Dietz, Abdul Momen, Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 10989288
    Abstract: An axle assembly having a countershaft transmission. A rotor shaft may extend through a drive pinion and may operatively connect an electric motor to a countershaft transmission. The countershaft transmission may have a first countershaft subassembly that is rotatable about a first countershaft axis and a second countershaft subassembly that is rotatable about a second countershaft axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ArvinMeritor Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Chetankumar Ghatti, Rodrigo Soffner, Christopher Keeney, Mark Smith
  • Patent number: 10987292
    Abstract: Provided herein is a cost-effective and potent preservative system for a composition comprising a salicylate salt and a benzoate salt in an amount of from 0.2 weight % to 0.5 weight % by total weight of the composition and in a molar ratio of salicylate to benzoate of 1:6 to 1:1.2, wherein the composition has a pH of 5 or less. Further provided herein is a method of using a combination of a salicylate salt and a benzoate salt in a preservative system in a composition, and a method of preserving a composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Catherine Lewus, Laurence D. Du-Thumm, Rehana Begum-Gafur, Kimdra Smith-Webster, Mark Vandeven
  • Patent number: D917645
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Mark Leposky, Kurt A. Roller, Gerardo Sagaon, Norman Smith
  • Patent number: PP33004
    Abstract: A new garden type Chrysanthemum plant named ‘CIFZ0077’ particularly distinguished by its medium size plant with round mound plant habit, a medium to large size decorative flower (2.0 inch), bronze flower color and a natural season response late September.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
    Inventor: Mark A. Smith
  • Patent number: D921409
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Bruce Smith, Mark Spoelhof, Kurt R. Heidmann, Pascal Hien
  • Patent number: D921410
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Bruce Smith, Mark Spoelhof, Kurt R. Heidmann, Pascal Hien