Patents by Inventor Martin A. Smith

Martin A. 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: 10484378
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating context-based access control of resources for according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes receiving a first request to access a resource of a plurality of resources. The first request may be associated with one or more contexts corresponding to a user placing the first request at a computing device. The method may further include evaluating the one or more contexts. The evaluation of the one or more contexts may include matching the one or more contexts with one or more access policies associated with the requested resource. The method may further include accepting the first request if the one or more contexts satisfy at least one of the access policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Conor P. Cahill, Jason Martin, Abhilasha Bhargav-Spantzel, Sanjay Bakshi
  • Patent number: 10471231
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling environmental illumination relative to circadian function of individuals are provided. A method is provided for controlling the operation of light sources by assigning a circadian state to the individual based on received electronic information, extrapolating future circadian states based on the assigned circadian state, the assigned circadian state or the extrapolated future circadian states including at least a biological night state, and encoding machine-level control commands that control the operation of the light source for transmission to the light sources adapted for the biological night state by having circadian-significant attenuation along the circadian active wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CIRCADIAN ZIRCLIGHT INC.
    Inventors: Martin Moore-Ede, Doros Platika, Irene Fassler, Ken Appleman, Harish Rao, Anneke Heitmann, Udo Trutschel, Mark Smith, John Luciani
  • Patent number: 10456601
    Abstract: The disclosed calibration method includes a calibration phantom positioned on an adjustable table on the surface of a mechanical couch, with the phantom's center at an estimated location for the iso-center of a radio therapy treatment apparatus. The calibration phantom is then irradiated using the apparatus, and the relative location of the center of the calibration phantom and the iso-center of the apparatus is determined by analyzing images of the irradiation of the calibration phantom. The calibration phantom is then repositioned by the mechanical couch applying an offset corresponding to the determined relative location of the center of the calibration phantom and the iso-center of the apparatus to the calibration phantom. Images of the relocated calibration phantom are obtained, to which the offset has been applied, and the obtained images are processed to set the co-ordinate system of a stereoscopic camera system relative to the iso-center of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: VISION RT LIMITED
    Inventors: Ivan Meir, Martin Allen, Gideon Hale, Norman Smith, Robert Howe
  • Patent number: 10429499
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sensor system for measuring a parameter (e.g. volume, temperature or pressure) of a target, the system comprising a diaphragm, a sensor for measuring the axial spacing between the sensor and the diaphragm, and an axially adjustable mount. The mount has a first axial end for mounting the diaphragm which is axially movable relative to the sensor and an opposing, second axial end which is axially fixed relative to the sensor. The diaphragm and mount define a chamber for receiving the target or for being received within the target. In use, the axial spacing between the first axial end and the second axial end of the mount and thus the axial spacing between the diaphragm and sensor varies as a result of a change in the parameter differential across the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Francis Bridge, Martin A Smith, Bob E Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190272537
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a distributed ledger system that can include one or more transaction blocks that are associated with one or more transaction records of an account corresponding to the primary account number. The system may allocate a first type block in a first distributed ledger, and the first type block may be utilized to identify a classification type associated with the first primary account number. The system may receive, at the first node, a first transaction indication associated with the first primary account number. Responsive to receiving the first transaction indication, the system may bind a first transaction block to the first distributed ledger. Transaction blocks may be configured for selective control and/or selective replicated to other nodes of the system. In response to an end-of-cycle indication, the first transaction block may be locked to prevent further modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Walter Avery Miller, Robert Martin, Bradley W. Smith
  • Patent number: 10404045
    Abstract: In one example, a cover plate may include a face plate with at least one outlet aperture, a back plate abutting the back of the face plate, an electric load between the face plate and the back plate, and at least one prong that extends from the face plate to a free end. The prong may be configured to interface with a terminal on the side of an outlet receptacle body and may include any or all of the following: an insulated portion and/or an electrical contact. The prong may resiliently deflects outward when interfacing with the terminal and may deflect with a first resistance prior to contacting a wall and with a second resistance that is greater than the first resistance when the prong contacts the wall. The cover play may also include at least one conductor electrically connecting the prong to the electric load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SnapRays, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Smith, Martin Johnson, Phil Dietz, Darren Knight
  • Publication number: 20190263430
    Abstract: A system and method includes determining, with a sensor assembly disposed onboard a first aerial vehicle, a direction in which a fluid flows within or through the first aerial vehicle, and determining an orientation of the first aerial vehicle relative to a second aerial vehicle based at least in part on the direction in which the fluid flows within or through the first aerial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Eugene Smith, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Wolfgang Daum, Martin Paget, Daniel Rush, Sameh Fahmy, Brad Thomas Costa, Seneca Snyder, Jerry Duncan, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Michael Scott Miner, Shannon Joseph Clouse, Anwarul Azam, Matthew Lawrence Blair, Nidhi Naithani, Dattaraj Jagdish Rao, Anju Bind, Sreyashi Dey Chaki, Scott Daniel Nelson, Nikhil Uday Naphade, Wing Yeung Chung, Daniel Malachi Ballesty, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Jeffret James Kisak, Dale Martin DiDomenico, Suresh Govindappa, Manibabu Pippalla, Sethu Madhavan, Jared Klineman Cooper, Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Romano Patrick, Brad Thomas Costa, James D. Brooks, Micahel Scott Miner, Harry Kirk Matthews, JR., Bradford Wayne Miller, Neeraja Subrahmaniyan, Brian Joseph McManus, Frank Wawrzyniak, Ralph C. Haddock, III, Robert James Foy, James Glen Corry, Steven Andrew Kellner, Joseph Mario Nazareth, Brian William Schroeck, Shawn Arthur McClintic
  • Publication number: 20190263787
    Abstract: The invention concerns compounds of Formula (I): or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 have any of the meanings hereinbefore defined in the description; process for their preparation; pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use in treating KIT mediated diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Kettle, Stuart Pearson, Martin Packer, James Smith, Tudor Grecu
  • Publication number: 20190251148
    Abstract: A system comprises a first workstation that locally instantiates a design tool configured to allow a designer to specify a design for a web page. A data store is locally available to the first workstation, and receives and stores the design as a saved design. A second workstation provides access to a code editor to allow a programmer to specify a modification to an encoding of the design. A server means instantiates the code editor for the second workstation, saves the modification as a saved modification, and serves the encoding of the design in accordance with the modification by combining the saved modification with the saved design. The server means seamlessly combines the saved design and the saved modification such that the saved modification and the saved design can each be independently altered and recombined to produce a modified encoding of the design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Axure Software Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Hsu, Martin Smith, Samir Hashem
  • Publication number: 20190226962
    Abstract: A thin film vessel useable in gravimetric methods for measuring the total dissolved solids or total solids in a liquid sample, or the moisture content of a solid sample. The vessel includes a main body formed of a thin walled polymeric material having a melting temperature greater than 180° C. The main body comprises an open top edge and a sealed bottom edge which define an inner cavity configured to hold a volume of liquid, and indicia applied to a portion of the main body, wherein the indicia include a tare weight of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Environmental Express, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Jino Kim, Joseph Martin Boyd, David Alan Smith
  • Publication number: 20190227701
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for documenting interactive graphical design are provided. An exemplary graphical design environment stored on a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprises a documentation element in an interactive graphical design. The design environment also comprises a design element that displays a plurality of states in a rendering of the interactive graphical design in an external player. The documentation element: (i) is enabled to receive a selection from the user of a state in the plurality of states; and (ii) displays a representation of the design element in the state in response to receiving the selection from the user. The documentation element and design element are both instantiated by a processor operating in combination with the non-transitory computer-readable medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Axure Software Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Hsu, Martin Smith, Ben Fraser
  • Publication number: 20190219647
    Abstract: A system and method for providing virtual real-time MRI-guidance for a biopsy outside of a conventional MRI scanner is described. MR images and ultrasound images of a region of a patient's body are simultaneously acquired during a pre-biopsy procedure. Respiratory states that the patient may experience during the biopsy are then determined from the acquired ultrasound images, and each respiratory state is associated with corresponding MR images. The MR images are indexed with their corresponding respiratory state. Ultrasound images are then acquired of the patient during a biopsy procedure. The respiratory state of the patient is determined from the ultrasound images, and the corresponding indexed MR images are displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Kwok-Fah Foo, Jhimli Mitra, Bo Wang, Lowell Scott Smith, David Martin Mills, Warren Lee, James Hartman Holmes, Bryan Bednarz, Roberta Marie Strigel
  • Patent number: 10350355
    Abstract: A computerized electro-mechanical drug delivery device configured to deliver at least one dose of two or more medicaments. The device comprises a control unit. An electro-mechanical drive unit is operably coupled to the control unit and a primary reservoir for a first medicament and a secondary reservoir for a fluid agent, e.g. a second medicament. An operator interface is in communication with the control unit. A single dispense assembly is configured for fluid communication with the primary and the secondary reservoir. Activation of the operator panel sets a first dose from the primary reservoir and based on the first dose and a therapeutic dose profile, the control unit is configured to determine a dose or range of the fluid agent. Alternatively, the control unit determines or calculates a dose or range of a third medicament. Further, a dispense interface for use with a drug delivery device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Shane Alistair Day, Daniel Thomas De Sausmarez Lintell, Steven Wimpenny, Christopher Jones, Aidan Michael O'Hare, Barry Yates, Robert Veasey, Christopher James Smith, Malcolm Boyd, David Martin Leak, Carmen Patricia Keating, David Sanders, Elizabeth Anne Marshall
  • Patent number: 10336769
    Abstract: GnRH receptor antagonists are disclosed which have utility in the treatment of a variety of sex-hormone related conditions in both men and women. The compounds of this invention have the structure: wherein R1a, R1b, R1c, R1d, R2, R2a, and A are as defined herein, including stereoisomers, esters, solvates and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. Also disclosed are compositions containing a compound of this invention in combination with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, as well as methods relating to the use thereof for antagonizing gonadotropin-releasing hormone in a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Graham Beaton, Mi Chen, Timothy Richard Coon, Todd Ewing, Wanlong Jiang, Willy Moree, Martin Rowbottom, Warren Wade, Liren Zhao, Richard Lowe, Nicole Smith, Neil Ashweek, Yun-Fei Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190197444
    Abstract: The Multi-dimensional Situational Awareness and Risk Mitigation Apparatuses, Methods and Systems (“MdSARM”) transforms survey, situational atmospheric (e.g., gps, camera, audio, time, etc.) inputs via MdSARM components into situational risk awareness notices, situational prevention warnings, augmented reality situational risk awareness overlays outputs. MdSARM includes a situational awareness risk assessment and mitigation apparatus, comprising a memory, a component collection in the memory, including, a processor disposed in communication with the memory, and configured to issue a plurality of processing instructions from the component collection stored in the memory. Instructions include to obtain a survey datastructure to quantify the component variables of situational awareness, and correlate survey result data multi-variate vector to known risk matrix database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventor: John Martin Smith
  • Patent number: 10333365
    Abstract: An end winding support segment for a generator rotor includes a support segment body with a curved inner surface configured to be adjacent to a rotor shaft, a winding support arm extending radially outward from the support segment body, and an orifice extending from the curved inner surface of the support to an exterior surface of the support adjacent the winding support arm with the orifice configured to transfer lubricant from a surface of the rotor shaft to a winding located on the winding support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Dhaval Patel, Glenn W. Hufstedler, Ted A. Martin, Eric A. Brust, Shaun Maconaghy, Kevin J. Koester, Doren C. Smith, Alan D. Hanson, William D. Sherman
  • Patent number: 10316168
    Abstract: Embodiments of a polyethylene composition comprise at least 50% by wt. of at least one polyethylene polymer; and 0.001 to 2% by wt. of bisamide nucleating agent utilized to reduce haze within the polyethylene composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Martin K. Hill, Selim Bensason, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Paul Smith, Seda Aksel
  • Patent number: 10300255
    Abstract: An intercostal-pump based fluid management system, as described herein, comprises an intercostal pump that is, generally, a resiliently flexible bulb having an inlet and an outlet. The inlet is attached to a first tube that extends from the intercostal pump to a first area of a patient's body, for example, the patient's pleural cavity. The outlet is connected to a second tube that extends from the intercostal pump to a second area of a patient's body, for example, the patient's peritoneal cavity. In use, the intercostal pump is placed between a first rib and a second rib in a patient. The intercostal pump operates by being successively compressed and decompressed between the first and second ribs as the patient breaths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Mayse, Ryan Smith, Chris Butts
  • Patent number: 10296564
    Abstract: A system comprises a first workstation that locally instantiates a design tool configured to allow a designer to specify a design for a web page. A data store is locally available to the first workstation, and receives and stores the design as a saved design. A second workstation provides access to a code editor to allow a programmer to specify a modification to an encoding of the design. A server means instantiates the code editor for the second workstation, saves the modification as a saved modification, and serves the encoding of the design in accordance with the modification by combining the saved modification with the saved design. The server means seamlessly combines the saved design and the saved modification such that the saved modification and the saved design can each be independently altered and recombined to produce a modified encoding of the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Axure Software Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Hsu, Martin Smith, Samir Hashem
  • Publication number: 20190141000
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, system and methods are provided, comprising at least one asset; a computer programmed with a data share module for the asset, the data share module for controlling data flow in the asset; the computer including a data share processor and a memory in communication with the data share processor, the memory storing the data share module and additional program instructions, wherein the data share processor is operative with the data share module and additional program instructions to perform functions as follows: receiving a message from a source at the data share module; determining, via the data share module, whether the source is one of a non-real time domain of the asset and the real-time domain of the asset; determining, via the data share module, when a destination is able to respond to the message, wherein the destination is one of the non-real time domain and the real-time domain, and wherein the destination is different from the source; transmitting, via the data share modu
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew William BERNER, Martin SMITH, Dragan STANKOVIC