Patents by Inventor Michael H. Smith

Michael H. 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: 20210370748
    Abstract: A thermal management method and system in a vehicle include a chiller to cause heat transfer between a coolant loop that defines a path in which a coolant circulates and a refrigerant loop that defines a path in which a refrigerant circulates. The system includes an electronic expansion valve (EXV) in the refrigerant loop to control a flow of the refrigerant into a first part of the chiller, and a coolant pump in the coolant loop to control a flow of the coolant into a second part of the chiller. A controller controls the EXV and the coolant pump based on a target amount for the heat transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Groen, Cameron P. Smith, Kyle Holihan, Michael H. Carlson, Nathan J. English, Lawrence P. Ziehr
  • Publication number: 20210324137
    Abstract: Described herein is a functionalized oligomeric compound, which can be polymerized into a peroxide curable highly fluorinated polymer. The functionalized oligomeric compound is at least one of a monofunctional compound of formula (I) R-L-X having a number average molecular weight of 1000-16,000 g/mol; or a difunctional compound of formula (II) is R1-(L-X1)2 having a number average molecular weight of 1000-6000 g/mol; where: X comprises at least one of: —CH?CH2, —CH2CH?CH2, —OCH?CH2, —OCH2CH?CH2, —OCH2C(CH3)?CH2, —C(CH3)?CH2, and —OCF?CF2; X1 comprises at least one of: —CH?CH2, —CH2CH?CH2, —OCH?CH2, —OCH2CH?CH2, —OCH2C(CH3)?CH2, and —C(CH3)?CH2; L comprises at least one of a bond, —CH2OC(?O)—, —CH2OC(?O)NHCH2CH2OC(?O)—, and —C(?O)NHCH2CH2OC(?O)—; R is a monovalent perfluoro polyether alkyl group; and R1 is a divalent perfluoro polyether alkylene group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Edward E. Cole, Tatsuo Fukushi, Miguel A. Guerra, Michael H. Mitchell, Sean M. Smith
  • Patent number: 11147995
    Abstract: A hydro fire mitigation system is provided that is associated with a structure. The system employs a number of sensors that detect an oncoming fire, which directs a controller to initiate fluid flow through a number of sprinklers. The system is fully autonomous and does not require municipal water or power during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Waveguard Corporation
    Inventors: Michael H. Smith, Randy Lang, Ken DiPaolo
  • Patent number: 11135110
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base frame, lift mechanism supporting an upper frame relative to the base frame, a load frame, and a plurality of deck sections, a patient support surface, and a number of barriers positioned about the patient supporting surface. The patient support apparatus includes a notification system for visually notifying a caregiver of a condition or status of a component of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock, Arpit Shah, Aziz A. Bhai, Bradley T. Smith, Catherine M. Wagner, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Clay G. Owsley, Dan R. Tallent, Daniel Nachtigal, David L. Bedel, David J. Brzenchek, David J. Hitchcock, David P. Lubbers, Douglas A. Seim, Douglas E. Borgman, Eric D. Benz, Florin Iucha, Frank E. Sauser, Gavin M. Monson, James W. Pascoe, James L. Walke, Jared Rude, John G. Byers, John D. Christie, Jonathan D. Turner, Joshua A. Williams, Karen Lanning, Kathryn R. Smith, Kirsten M. Emmons, Mary Kay Brinkman, Michael Buccieri, Nathaniel W. Hixon, Neal Wiggermann, Richard J. Schuman, Sr., Scott M. Corbin, Sravan Mamidi, Todd P. O'Neal, Todd S. Ventrola, Travis Pelo, Unnati Ojha, John Goewert
  • Patent number: 11117728
    Abstract: A blister and package system made of a blister card and an outer package with unique interacting locking mechanisms. The blister card or strip is inserted into the outer package or sleeve and locks immediately without having to further process the outer package or the blister card or strip. The user is able to expose the blisters from the outer package by disengaging the lock. The blister card or strip includes a formable, pliable sheet material, into which one or more individual cavities or blisters are formed. The separated cavities are loaded with product and sealed with one or more layers of puncturable or tearable sheet material, such as aluminum foil. The blister card or strip contains a plastic rivet assembly that forms an interference mechanism. The rivet is trapped by an internally formed panel and stopped by a catch flap included in the outer package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Key-Pak Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Weston, Frank Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 11097885
    Abstract: A blister and package system made of a blister card and an outer package with unique interacting locking mechanisms. The blister card or strip is inserted into the outer package or sleeve and locks immediately without having to further process the outer package or the blister card or strip. The user is able to expose the blisters from the outer package by disengaging the lock. The blister card or strip includes a formable, pliable sheet material, into which one or more individual cavities or blisters are formed. The separated cavities are loaded with product and sealed with one or more layers of puncturable or tearable sheet material, such as aluminum foil. The blister card or strip contains a plastic rivet assembly that forms an interference mechanism. The rivet is trapped by an internally formed panel and stopped by a catch flap included in the outer package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Key-Pak Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Weston, Frank Edward Smith
  • Publication number: 20210145982
    Abstract: This disclosure provides improved lipid-based compositions, including lipid nanoparticle compositions, and methods of use thereof for delivering agents in vivo including nucleic acids and proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: ModernaTX, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Hoge, Joseph Schariter, Charles Bowerman, Michael H. Smith, Yan Xia
  • Patent number: 10296588
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a build of material production system have been presented. In one embodiment, a graphical user interface (GUI) is presented via a client machine on factory floor to allow a user to submit a request to build a document from a master document in a predetermined natural language and a predetermined format. Further, a visual representation of a current build status of the document is provided in the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael H. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190001170
    Abstract: A hydro fire mitigation system is provided that is associated with a structure. The system employs a number of sensors that detect an oncoming fire, which directs a controller to initiate fluid flow through a number of sprinklers. The system is fully autonomous and does not require municipal water or power during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: WAVEGUARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael H. Smith, Randy Lang, Ken DiPaolo
  • Publication number: 20180243230
    Abstract: Methods for preparing particles and related compositions are provided. In some embodiments, the particles include at least one polynucleotide (e.g., mRNA), and in certain embodiments, the particles may include at least one ionizable molecule (e.g., a lipid). A method for preparing a suspension including the particles may comprise one or more filtration steps. In some such embodiments, prior to or during filtration, one or more properties of the particles (e.g., surface charge) and/or one or more properties of the suspension (e.g., pH) may be altered. In some embodiments, altering one or more properties of the particles and/or suspension may improve yield, improve a characteristic of the resulting composition, and/or prevent or reduce certain problems, such as fouling during the filtration process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: ModernaTX, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael H. Smith
  • Patent number: 10016643
    Abstract: A hydro fire mitigation system is provided that is associated with a structure. The system employs a number of sensors that detect an oncoming fire, which directs a controller to initiate fluid flow through a number of sprinklers. The system is fully autonomous and does not require municipal water or power during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: WAVEGUARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael H. Smith, Randy Lang, Ken DiPaolo
  • Publication number: 20160175633
    Abstract: A hydro fire mitigation system is provided that is associated with a structure. The system employs a number of sensors that detect an oncoming fire, which directs a controller to initiate fluid flow through a number of sprinklers. The system is fully autonomous and does not require municipal water or power during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Michael H. Smith, Randy Lang, Ken DiPaolo
  • Patent number: 9361294
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a publishing tool to translate documents have been presented. In one embodiment, a master document written in a first natural language is received. The master document is repurposed to generate a set of output documents in one or more predetermined formats, wherein each of the output document is in a distinct one of a set of natural languages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael H. Smith
  • Patent number: 9275032
    Abstract: Techniques for performing a process during a real time collaboration by multiple users or clients on a spreadsheet file are disclosed herein which may permit calculations to be performed locally by at least one of the clients. By doing so, increases in performance are realized since only data updates need to be provided to the host machine. As such, a determination is preferably made whether calculations performed locally can result in different data. If conflicting data is a possibility, then the calculations for the spreadsheet file will usually be performed remotely by a host machine. If not, then each client capable of doing so will perform the calculations locally and then provide only the updated data to the host machine. The determination of whether to perform the calculations locally or not may also be made dynamically, such as when one or more new formulas are added to the spreadsheet file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Johnny S. Campbell, Joseph M. Chirilov, Michael H. Smith, Robert G. Hawking, Rishabh Tandon
  • Publication number: 20140338930
    Abstract: A fire mitigation system is provided that employs a sprinkler system associated with the outside of a dwelling or other building. In the event of a fire, the sprinkler system is selectively activated to address excess heat or approaching flames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: waveGUARD Corporation
    Inventors: Michael H. Smith, Randy Lang, Ken DiPaolo
  • Patent number: 8528968
    Abstract: A stowable tray table assembly including a tray table, an arm assembly supporting the tray table, and a frame comprising a vertical guide rail and a horizontal guide rail separately and consecutively guiding movement of the arm assembly, the arm assembly engaging the vertical guide rail when the tray table is in a vertical position and engaging the horizontal guide rail when the tray table is in a horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: BE Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher C. Moulton, Nathanael M. Curley, Michael H. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120216103
    Abstract: Techniques for performing a process during a real time collaboration by multiple users or clients on a spreadsheet file are disclosed herein which may permit calculations to be performed locally by at least one of the clients. By doing so, increases in performance are realized since only data updates need to be provided to the host machine. As such, a determination is preferably made whether calculations performed locally can result in different data. If conflicting data is a possibility, then the calculations for the spreadsheet file will usually be performed remotely by a host machine. If not, then each client capable of doing so will perform the calculations locally and then provide only the updated data to the host machine. The determination of whether to perform the calculations locally or not may also be made dynamically, such as when one or more new formulas are added to the spreadsheet file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Johnny S. Campbell, Joseph M. Chirilov, Michael H. Smith, Robert G. Hawking, Rishabh Tandon
  • Patent number: 8205151
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a publishing tool to provide syndication in increments have been presented. In one embodiment, a set of documents in different formats and/or different natural languages has been generated from a master document. In response to a change in the master document, a corresponding part in each of the plurality of documents is synchronously generated without regenerating an entirety of each of the plurality of documents. Then each of the set of documents is updated using the corresponding part generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael H. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120133180
    Abstract: A stowable tray table assembly including a tray table, an arm assembly supporting the tray table, and a frame comprising a vertical guide rail and a horizontal guide rail separately and consecutively guiding movement of the arm assembly, the arm assembly engaging the vertical guide rail when the tray table is in a vertical position and engaging the horizontal guide rail when the tray table is in a horizontal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: BE AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Kristopher C. Moulton, Nathanael M. Curley, Michael H. Smith
  • Patent number: 8190987
    Abstract: Techniques for performing a process during a real time collaboration by multiple users or clients on a spreadsheet file are disclosed herein which may permit calculations to be performed locally by at least one of the clients. By doing so, increases in performance are realized since only data updates need to be provided to the host machine. As such, a determination is preferably made whether calculations performed locally can result in different data. If conflicting data is a possibility, then the calculations for the spreadsheet file will usually be performed remotely by a host machine. If not, then each client capable of doing so will perform the calculations locally and then provide only the updated data to the host machine. The determination of whether to perform the calculations locally or not may also be made dynamically, such as when one or more new formulas are added to the spreadsheet file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Johnny S. Campbell, Joseph M. Chirilov, Michael H. Smith, Robert G. Hawking, Rishabh Tandon