Patents by Inventor Maurice Smith

Maurice 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: 10210903
    Abstract: A production system having a first production path, a second production path, and a control system that causes the first production path to generate a show in a first aspect ratio and the second production path to generate the same show in a second aspect ratio. Moreover, the product system can product a show from live material and from archived material. This aspect operates by producing a first show including multiple stories, segmenting the first show, and storing the show segments in an archive. Then, the system produces a second show using live portions as well as show segments retrieved from the archive. The product system can include a media manager that interacts with a server that may be integrated with the production system. The media manager automatically assigns channels/ports of the server when accessing material stored in the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GVBB HOLDINGS S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Alex Holtz, Robert J. Snyder, John R. Benson, William H. Couch, Marcel Larocque, Charles M. Hoeppner, Keith Gregory Tingle, Richard Todd, Maurice Smith
  • Publication number: 20180358051
    Abstract: A production system having a first production path, a second production path, and a control system that causes the first production path to generate a show in a first aspect ratio and the second production path to generate the same show in a second aspect ratio. Moreover, the product system can product a show from live material and from archived material. This aspect operates by producing a first show including multiple stories, segmenting the first show, and storing the show segments in an archive. Then, the system produces a second show using live portions as well as show segments retrieved from the archive. The product system can include a media manager that interacts with a server that may be integrated with the production system. The media manager automatically assigns channels/ports of the server when accessing material stored in the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Alex HOLTZ, Robert J. SNYDER, John R. BENSON, William H. COUCH, Marcel LAROCQUE, Charles M. HOEPPNER, Keith Gregory TINGLE, Richard TODD, Maurice SMITH
  • Patent number: 10056111
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for producing a show. In an embodiment, the invention is directed to a production system having a first production path, a second production path, and a control system that causes the first production path to generate a show in a first aspect ratio (4:3), and that causes the second production path to generate the same show in a second aspect ratio (16:9). In another embodiment, the invention is directed to producing a show from live material and from archived material. This aspect of the invention operates by producing a first show comprising a plurality of stories, segmenting the first show, and storing the show segments in an archive. Then, the invention produces a second show using live portions as well as show segments retrieved from the archive. The invention is also directed to a media manager that interacts with a server. In some cases, the server is integrated with the production system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: GVBB HOLDINGS S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Alex Holtz, Robert J. Snyder, John R. Benson, William H. Couch, Marcel LaRocque, Charles M. Hoeppner, Keith Gregory Tingle, Richard Todd, Maurice Smith
  • Publication number: 20180114607
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thick-film paste composition for printing the front side of a solar cell device having one or more insulating layers. The thick-film paste comprises an electrically conductive metal and an oxide composition dispersed in an organic medium that includes an organopolysiloxane and a fluorine-containing degradation agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Hee Hyun Lee, Viacheslav V. Diev, Eric Maurice Smith, Kalyan Venkata Chalapathi Rapolu
  • Patent number: 9711180
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for producing a show. In an embodiment, the invention is directed to a production system having a first production path, a second production path, and a control system that causes the first production path to generate a show in a first aspect ratio (4:3), and that causes the second production path to generate the same show in a second aspect ratio (16:9). In another embodiment, the invention is directed to producing a show from live material and from archived material. This aspect of the invention operates by producing a first show comprising a plurality of stories, segmenting the first show, and storing the show segments in an archive. Then, the invention produces a second show using live portions as well as show segments retrieved from the archive. The invention is also directed to a media manager that interacts with a server. In some cases, the server is integrated with the production system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: GVBB HOLDINGS S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Alex Holtz, Robert J. Snyder, John R. Benson, William H. Couch, Marcel Larocque, Charles M. Hoeppner, Keith Gregory Tingle, Richard Todd, Maurice Smith
  • Patent number: 9577199
    Abstract: This invention relates to deuterated aryl-anthracene compounds that are useful in electronic applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a deuterated compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel David Lecloux, Adam Fennimore, Weiying Gao, Nora Sabina Radu, Weishi Wu, Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Michael Henry Howard, Jr., Hong Meng, Yulong Shen, Jeffrey A Merlo, Eric Maurice Smith
  • Patent number: 9558786
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for producing a show. In an embodiment, the invention is directed to a production system having a first production path, a second production path, and a control system that causes the first production path to generate a show in a first aspect ratio (4:3), and that causes the second production path to generate the same show in a second aspect ratio (16:9). In another embodiment, the invention is directed to producing a show from live material and from archived material. This aspect of the invention operates by producing a first show comprising a plurality of stories, segmenting the first show, and storing the show segments in an archive. Then, the invention produces a second show using live portions as well as show segments retrieved from the archive. The invention is also directed to a media manager that interacts with a server. In some cases, the server is integrated with the production system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: GVBB HOLDINGS S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Alex Holtz, Robert J. Snyder, John R. Benson, William H. Couch, Marcel Larocque, Charles M. Hoeppner, Keith Gregory Tingle, Richard Todd, Maurice Smith
  • Patent number: 9496506
    Abstract: This invention relates to deuterated indolocarbazole compounds that are useful in electronic applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a deuterated compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel David Lecloux, Kalindi Dogra, Weishi Wu, Adam Fennimore, Eric Maurice Smith
  • Publication number: 20160118081
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for producing a show. In an embodiment, the invention is directed to a production system having a first production path, a second production path, and a control system that causes the first production path to generate a show in a first aspect ratio (4:3), and that causes the second production path to generate the same show in a second aspect ratio (16:9). In another embodiment, the invention is directed to producing a show from live material and from archived material. This aspect of the invention operates by producing a first show comprising a plurality of stories, segmenting the first show, and storing the show segments in an archive. Then, the invention produces a second show using live portions as well as show segments retrieved from the archive. The invention is also directed to a media manager that interacts with a server. In some cases, the server is integrated with the production system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Alex HOLTZ, Robert J. SNYDER, John R. BENSON, William H. COUCH, Marcel LAROCQUE, Charles M. HOEPPNER, Keith Gregory TINGLE, Richard TODD, Maurice SMITH
  • Publication number: 20160118082
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for producing a show. In an embodiment, the invention is directed to a production system having a first production path, a second production path, and a control system that causes the first production path to generate a show in a first aspect ratio (4:3), and that causes the second production path to generate the same show in a second aspect ratio (16:9). In another embodiment, the invention is directed to producing a show from live material and from archived material. This aspect of the invention operates by producing a first show comprising a plurality of stories, segmenting the first show, and storing the show segments in an archive. Then, the invention produces a second show using live portions as well as show segments retrieved from the archive. The invention is also directed to a media manager that interacts with a server. In some cases, the server is integrated with the production system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Alex Holtz, Robert J. Snyder, John R. Benson, William H. Couch, Marcel Larocque, Charles M. Hoeppner, Keith Gregory Tingle, Richard Todd, Maurice Smith
  • Publication number: 20160100118
    Abstract: A remote control assembly includes a base unit that may support a television. A base processor is coupled to the base unit. A base transceiver is coupled to the base unit and the base processor. An input is coupled to the base unit, the base processor and a signal source. An output is coupled to the base unit, the base processor and the television. A remote unit is provided. A remote processor is coupled to the remote unit. A remote transceiver is coupled to the remote unit and the base transceiver. A plurality of actuators coupled to the remote unit and the remote processor. A display is coupled to the remote unit and the remote processor. The display may issue a plurality of commands to the remote processor. The display displays programming options with respect to the television options without interrupting a program displayed on the television.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventor: Maurice Smith
  • Publication number: 20160013413
    Abstract: This invention relates to deuterated compounds that are useful in electroluminescent applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a deuterated compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: NORMAN HERRON, VSEVOLOD ROSTOVTSEV, JEFFREY A. MERLO, MICHAEL HENRY HOWARD, JR., ADAM FENNIMORE, WEIYING GAO, KALINDI DOGRA, NORA SABINA RADU, WEISHI WU, ERIC MAURICE SMITH, DANIEL DAVID LECLOUX
  • Patent number: 9166174
    Abstract: This invention relates to deuterated compounds that are useful in electroluminescent applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a deuterated compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Norman Herron, Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Jeffrey A. Merlo, Michael Henry Howard, Jr., Adam Fennimore, Weiying Gao, Kalindi Dogra, Nora Sabina Radu, Weishi Wu, Eric Maurice Smith, Daniel David Lecloux
  • Patent number: 9159927
    Abstract: A compound having Formula I, Formula II, or Formula III: Ar1 may independently be phenylene, substituted phenylene, naphthylene, or substituted naphthylene. Ar2 is the same or different at each occurrence and is an aryl group. M is the same or different at each occurrence and is a conjugated moiety. T1 and T2 are independently the same or different at each occurrence and are conjugated moieties which are connected in a non-planar configuration; a and e are the same or different at each occurrence and are an integer from 1 to 6; b, c, and d are mole fractions such that b+c+d=1.0, with the proviso that c is not zero, and at least one of b and d is not zero, and when b is zero, M has at least two triarylamine units; and n is an integer greater than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Gary A Johansson, Eric Maurice Smith, Reid John Chesterfield, Michael Henry Howard, Jr., Kyung-Ho Park, Nora Sabina Radu, Gene M Rossi, Frederick P Gentry, Troy C Gehret, Daniel David Lecloux, Adam Fennimore
  • Patent number: 9130200
    Abstract: Polymer-fused batteries are provided. The battery includes a casing, an anode coupled to the casing, an electrical source disposed between the casing and the anode, and a fuse over at least a portion of the anode. The polymer fuse comprises an electrically-conductive material formulated to decompose upon contact with a bodily fluid and to provide electrical communication between the anode cap and the electrical source when the polymer fuse is intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Anthony Dipietro, Thomas J. Fleischman, Richard Hutzler, Keith Brian Maddern, William Maurice Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9123380
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for producing a show. In an embodiment, the invention is directed to a production system having a first production path, a second production path, and a control system that causes the first production path to generate a show in a first aspect ratio (4:3), and that causes the second production path to generate the same show in a second aspect ratio (16:9). In another embodiment, the invention is directed to producing a show from live material and from archived material. This aspect of the invention operates by producing a first show comprising a plurality of stories, segmenting the first show, and storing the show segments in an archive. Then, the invention produces a second show using live portions as well as show segments retrieved from the archive. The invention is also directed to a media manager that interacts with a server. In some cases, the server is integrated with the production system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: GVBB HOLDINGS S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Alex Holtz, Robert J. Snyder, John R. Benson, William H. Couch, Marcel LaRocque, Charles M. Hoeppner, Keith Gregory Tingle, Richard Todd, Maurice Smith
  • Patent number: 9012037
    Abstract: There is provided a hole transport compound having Formula I or Formula II: Ar1 is the same or different at each occurrence and can be phenylene, naphthylene, or binaphthylene. Ar2 is the same or different at each occurrence and can be phenyl, biphenyl, terphenyl, naphthyl, or binaphthyl. m and n are the same or different and are an integer greater than 0. T is the same or different at each occurrence and is a conjugated moiety including at least one triarylamino group. The T moiety is connected in a non-planar configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: EI du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Gary A. Johansson, Eric Maurice Smith, Daniel David Lecloux
  • Publication number: 20150063787
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for producing a show. In an embodiment, the invention is directed to a production system having a first production path, a second production path, and a control system that causes the first production path to generate a show in a first aspect ratio (4:3), and that causes the second production path to generate the same show in a second aspect ratio (16:9). In another embodiment, the invention is directed to producing a show from live material and from archived material. This aspect of the invention operates by producing a first show comprising a plurality of stories, segmenting the first show, and storing the show segments in an archive. Then, the invention produces a second show using live portions as well as show segments retrieved from the archive. The invention is also directed to a media manager that interacts with a server. In some cases, the server is integrated with the production system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Alex HOLTZ, Robert J. SNYDER, John R. BENSON, William H. COUCH, Marcel LAROCQUE, Charles M. HOEPPNER, Keith Gregory TINGLE, Richard TODD, Maurice SMITH
  • Publication number: 20150021586
    Abstract: This invention relates to deuterated aryl-anthracene compounds that are useful in electronic applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a deuterated compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: DANIEL DAVID LECLOUX, Adam Fennimore, Weiying Gao, Nora Sabina Radu, Weishi Wu, Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Michael Henry Howard, JR., Hong Meng, Yulong Shen, Jeffrey A. Merlo, Eric Maurice Smith
  • Patent number: D820491
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Craig Maurice Smith, Christopher Ladewig