Patents by Inventor Matthew R. Smith

Matthew R. 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: 10537028
    Abstract: Electrically conductive patterns formed on a substrate are provided with a reduced visibility. A region of a major surface of the substrate is selectively roughened to form a roughened pattern on the major surface of the substrate. Electrically conductive traces are directly formed on the roughened region and are conformal with the roughened pattern on the major surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew S. Stay, Matthew R. Smith, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, John T. Strand, Moses M. David, Glen A. Jerry, Ellison G. Kawakami, Karl K. Stensvad, James R. Starkey
  • Publication number: 20200004246
    Abstract: A lane assignment system includes a digital-map, a ranging-sensor, and one or more controller-circuits. The digital-map indicates a position of a host-vehicle traveling in a travel-lane on a roadway. The ranging sensor detects a lateral-distance to an other-vehicle traveling on the roadway proximate the host-vehicle. The one or more controller-circuits are in communication with the digital-map and the ranging-sensor. The one or more controller-circuits determine a lateral-variation of the lateral-distance, determine whether the lateral-variation is greater than a dynamic-threshold, determine whether a second-lane exists beyond a first-lane based on the digital-map, determine that the other-vehicle is traveling in the first-lane, and operate the host-vehicle in accordance with the other-vehicle traveling in the first-lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Premchand Krishna Prasad, Tanto Sugiarto, Matthew R. Smith
  • 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: 10484815
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing communications based upon location information associated with electronic files exchanged during the communications are described. In some embodiments, a method may include intercepting an electronic file exchanged during an electronic communication; identifying location information representative of a physical location where the electronic file was created or edited; and applying, based upon the location information, a selected one of a plurality of processing rules to at least one of: the electronic communication or the electronic file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190330807
    Abstract: A GPS-based control system for positioning a nozzle projection onto a predetermined roadway mark path includes a vehicle having an attached paint carriage which is laterally movable with respect to the vehicle, a first GPS antenna, a first GPS receiver responsive to the first GPS antenna, a first signal processor for determining the geographical location of the first GPS antenna, a linear motion and position sensor, a GPS location processor for determining the absolute GPS location of the paint carriage, a coordinate transform processor for transforming the absolute GPS location of the paint carriage into a location in a coordinate system other than GPS, a comparator for comparing the location of the paint carriage in the other coordinate system to a desired roadway mark path according to the other coordinate system, and a control system for positioning the nozzle projection onto the roadway mark path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: LimnTech LLC
    Inventors: Douglas D. Dolinar, William R. Haller, Matthew W. Smith, Charles C. Stahl
  • Publication number: 20190321826
    Abstract: A fluid ejection device may include a blank cassette that includes a substrate, a die coupled to the substrate, a number of assigned electrical traces formed on the substrate, and a number of unassigned electrical traces formed on the substrate. At least one wirebond may couple at least one of the unassigned electrical traces to the die thereby assigning at least one function to the fluid ejection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Gary G. Lutnesky, Dennis R. Esterberg, Matthew David Smith
  • Patent number: 10417846
    Abstract: A visitation system provides visitation sessions between a resident of a controlled-environment facility and a nonresident, where the nonresident utilizes a personal wireless devices that connects to a wireless access point that may be accessible from a designated visitation area of the facility. A connection request from a personal wireless device of a nonresident is evaluated to determine the personal wireless device is authorized to interface with the visitation system, and whether the nonresident is authorized to communicate with the resident. If authorized, a visitation session between the resident and the nonresident is initiated with the nonresident participating via the personal wireless device. The visitation system may respond to a visitation session request from a registered personal wireless device by sending an access code to the personal wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10392756
    Abstract: A GPS-based control system for positioning a nozzle projection onto a predetermined roadway mark path includes a vehicle having an attached paint carriage which is laterally movable with respect to the vehicle, a first GPS antenna, a first GPS receiver responsive to the first GPS antenna, a first signal processor for determining the geographical location of the first GPS antenna, a linear motion and position sensor, a GPS location processor for determining the absolute GPS location of the paint carriage, a coordinate transform processor for transforming the absolute GPS location of the paint carriage into a location in a coordinate system other than GPS, a comparator for comparing the location of the paint carriage in the other coordinate system to a desired roadway mark path according to the other coordinate system, and a control system for positioning the nozzle projection onto the roadway mark path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: LimnTech LLC
    Inventors: Douglas D. Dolinar, William R. Haller, Matthew W. Smith, Charles C. Stahl
  • Patent number: 10386479
    Abstract: Compressive imaging captures images in compressed form, where each sensor does not directly correspond with a pixel, as opposed to standard image capture techniques. This can lead to faster image capture rates due to lower I/O bandwidth requirements, and avoids the need for image compression hardware, as the image is captured in compressed form. Measuring the transformation of an emitted multimodal signal is one method of compressive imaging. Metamaterial antennas and transceivers are well suited for both emitting and receiving multimodal signals, and are thus prime candidates for compressive imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: David Brady, Tom Driscoll, John Hunt, Daniel Marks, Alexander Mrozack, Matthew Reynolds, David R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190232224
    Abstract: A diesel engine has an exhaust aftertreatment system which has a vanadium SCR catalyst for reducing some NOx in engine-out diesel exhaust and a trap for trapping any sublimated vanadium which may be present in exhaust which has been treated by a diesel oxidation catalyst, a diesel particulate filter, and a main SCR catalyst which are between the vanadium SCR catalyst and the trap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Bradley Jay Adelman, Matthew R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190216635
    Abstract: An oral appliance device that selectively engages upper teeth and lower teeth within a human mouth includes an upper appliance member, a lower appliance member, and a first vertical shim. The upper appliance member selectively engages the upper teeth. The lower appliance member selectively engages the lower teeth. The appliance members are movable relative to one another between an open position and a closed position. The first vertical shim is removably secured to one of the appliance members. The first vertical shim has a first shim height so that a teeth spacing between the upper teeth and the lower teeth is maintained when the appliance members are in the closed position. The teeth spacing is at least as great as the first shim height. The oral appliance device can further include a second vertical shim that is alternatively, removably secured to one of the appliance members. The second vertical shim has a second shim height that is different than the first shim height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew M. Rago, Steven R. Olmos, DDS, Jacob William Smith
  • Publication number: 20190216634
    Abstract: An oral appliance device for use within a human mouth, the human mouth including a tongue, includes an appliance member and a first tongue positioner. The appliance member selectively engages teeth within the human mouth. The first tongue positioner is configured to adjust positioning of the tongue, the first tongue positioner being removably secured to the appliance member. The oral appliance device can further include a second tongue positioner that is configured to adjust positioning of the tongue, the second tongue positioner being alternatively, removably secured to the appliance member. Additionally, the first tongue positioner can have a first size, and the second tongue positioner can have a second size that is different than the first size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew M. Rago, Steven R. Olmos, DDS, Jacob William Smith
  • Publication number: 20190216636
    Abstract: An oral appliance device for use within a human mouth having an upper jaw and a lower jaw includes an appliance member and a jaw position controller. The appliance member selectively engages teeth within the human mouth. The jaw position controller is configured to control a relative position between the upper jaw and the lower jaw within the human mouth, the jaw position controller being integrally formed with the appliance member. Additionally, the appliance member and the jaw position controller are formed from a nylon-based material. Further, the appliance member and the jaw position controller can be manufactured using one of a three-dimensional printer and a selective laser sintering process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew M. Rago, Steven R. Olmos, DDS, Jacob William Smith
  • Publication number: 20190209362
    Abstract: An oral appliance device for use within a human mouth includes an upper appliance member, a lower appliance member, and a connector assembly. The upper appliance member selectively engages upper teeth within the human mouth. The lower appliance member selectively engages lower teeth within the human mouth. The connector assembly movably connects the upper appliance member and the lower appliance member to one another. The connector assembly includes a first connector button that is removably secured to the upper appliance member, a second connector button that is removably secured to the lower appliance member, and a connector band that is coupled to the upper appliance member with the first connector button and coupled to the lower appliance member with the second connector button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew M. Rago, Steven R. Olmos, DDS, Jacob William Smith
  • Publication number: 20190209363
    Abstract: An oral appliance device for use within a human mouth includes an appliance member and a nasal dilator assembly. The appliance member selectively engages teeth within the human mouth. The nasal dilator assembly is configured to dilate a nasal passage when positioned entirely within the human mouth. Additionally, the nasal dilator assembly includes a first nasal dilator that is removably coupled to the appliance member. The nasal dilator assembly can further include a dilator receiver that is integrally formed with the appliance member. At least a portion of the first nasal dilator can be removably received and retained within the dilator receiver so that the first nasal dilator is removably coupled to the appliance member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew M. Rago, Steven R. Olmos, Jacob William Smith
  • Publication number: 20190209361
    Abstract: An oral appliance device that selectively engages upper teeth and lower teeth within a human mouth includes an upper appliance member, a lower appliance member, and a first vertical shim. The upper appliance member selectively engages the upper teeth. The lower appliance member selectively engages the lower teeth. The appliance members are movable relative to one another between an open position and a closed position. The first vertical shim is removably secured to one of the appliance members. The first vertical shim has a first shim height so that a teeth spacing between the upper teeth and the lower teeth is maintained when the appliance members are in the closed position. The teeth spacing is at least as great as the first shim height. The oral appliance device can further include a second vertical shim that is alternatively, removably secured to one of the appliance members. The second vertical shim has a second shim height that is different than the first shim height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew M. Rago, Steven R. Olmos, Jacob William Smith
  • Patent number: 10344668
    Abstract: A boost system for providing boost pressure to an air intake manifold of an engine includes a supercharger having rotors and a supercharger input shaft, an electric motor/generator, and a planetary gear set. The planetary gear set operates to transfer torque between the supercharger input shaft, the electric motor/generator and a crankshaft of the engine. The boost system can have a compact configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Robert Philip Benjey, Vasilios Tsourapas, Daniel R. Ouwenga, Matthew Joseph Glass, Brian Thompson Smith, Sara Rose McClellan
  • Publication number: 20190197474
    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: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    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: 10330166
    Abstract: The vibration suppression system includes a vibration isolator located in each corner in a four corner pylon mount structural assembly. The combination of four vibration isolators, two being forward of the transmission, and two being aft of the transmission, collectively are effective at isolating main rotor vertical shear, pitch moment, as well as roll moment induced vibrations. Each opposing pair of vibration isolators can efficiently react against the moment oscillations because the moment can be decomposed into two antagonistic vertical oscillations at each vibration isolator. A pylon structure extends between a pair of vibration isolators thereby allowing the vibration isolators to be spaced a away from a vibrating body to provide increased control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Taeoh Lee, David E. Heverly, II, Matthew W. Hendricks, Maurice Griffin, Michael R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10327120
    Abstract: A system for providing dynamic roadside assistance coordination may include a customer mobile device or vehicle in direct, or indirect, wireless communication with an insurance provider and/or service provider remote server. The customer's device may transmit a request for roadside assistance (e.g., towing services), and a current GPS location. In response, a closest, trusted service provider vehicle may be determined, and then directed to the customer's location. For instance, a software application may receive the customer location and compare it with availability information to match the customer with a close and trusted service provider. The customer's device may receive an acknowledgement that help is on the way, and be able to track the current location of the service provider vehicle while en route. Payment for the roadside assistance may be automatically and electronically paid by the insurance provider. As a result, prompt and safe roadside assistance may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: George T. Dulee, Natalie R. Smith, Matthew Clarenson, Michelle Ann Curtis, Justin Davis, Jacob Alt