Patents by Inventor Michael J. Smith

Michael J. 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: 20200323717
    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: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    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 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
  • Publication number: 20200315654
    Abstract: An atherectomy catheter includes an elongate flexible catheter body, a cutter near the distal end of the catheter body, a drive shaft connected to the cutter and extending within the catheter body, an imaging element near the distal end of the catheter body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Himanshu N. PATEL, John B. SIMPSON, Anthony J. FERNANDEZ, Richard R. NEWHAUSER, Priyanshu GUPTA, Michael ZUNG, Wendy Ngo LAM, Maegan K. SPENCER, Peter Howard SMITH, Stephen C. DAVIES, Nicholas J. SPINELLI, Charles W. MCNALL, Theodore W. KETAI, Manish KANKARIA, Mark W. ASKEW, Kent C.B. STALKER
  • Patent number: 10792488
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to the nerve through the deep fascia tissue layer via implantable medical device electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20200306130
    Abstract: A therapy system includes a patient support apparatus and a pneumatic therapy device that is coupleable to the patient support apparatus. The therapy device may receive power and air flow from the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Eric D. Benz, John G. Byers, Scott M. Corbin, Kenneth L. Lilly, Joseph T. Canter, James L. Walke, Richard J. Schuman, Richard H. Heimbrock, Bradley T. Smith, John V. Harmeyer, Lori Ann Zapfe, Mekashia Chenault, Kimberly Tuinstra, Michael A. Knecht, Robert M. Zerhusen
  • Publication number: 20200306127
    Abstract: A therapy system includes a patient support apparatus and a pneumatic therapy device that is coupleable to the patient support apparatus. The therapy device may receive power and air flow from the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Eric D. BENZ, John G. BYERS, Scott M. CORBIN, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Michael A. KNECHT, Bradley T. SMITH, Lori Ann ZAPFE, Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Kenneth L. LILLY, Jonathan D. TURNER, James L. WALKE, Joseph T. CANTER, Richard J. SCHUMAN, SR., John V. HARMEYER
  • Publication number: 20200312197
    Abstract: A promotional item is arranged as a calendar having a magnetic sheet that acts as a label carrier. On a front side of the magnetic sheet are a plurality of peel-off labels that can be affixed to items such as medicine containers. The magnetic sheet can have advertising printed on the front side as well. The labels can be stacked so that there are multiple labels for each time period (month, week), and the labels have portions of scratch-off material for marking the passage of time (e.g. days) to indicate the item was used for a given time period, such as indicating that the medication was taken on a given day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10780236
    Abstract: An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, a wick in communication with the liquid material and in communication with the heater such that the wick delivers the liquid material to the heater, and at least one air inlet operable to establish a predetermined resistance to draw under a prescribed test of said smoking article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker, Geoffrey Brandon Jordan, Barry S. Smith, Ali A. Rostami, Michael J. Mullins
  • Patent number: 10781429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-naturally occurring polypeptides useful for preparing armodafinil, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and methods of using the polypeptides. The non-naturally occurring polypeptides of the present invention are effective in carrying out biocatalytic conversion of the (i) 2-(benzhydrylsulfinyl)acetamide to (?)-2-[(R)-(diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl]acetamide (armodafinil), or (ii) benzhydryl-thioacetic acid to (R)-2-(benzhydrylsulfinyl)acetic acid, which is a pivotal intermediate in the synthesis of armodafinil, in enantiomeric excess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Ee Lui Ang, Oscar Alvizo, Behnaz Behrouzian, Michael D. Clay, Steven J. Collier, Ellen D. Eberhard, Fu Fan, Shiwei Song, Derek J. Smith, Magnus Widegren, Robert Wilson, Junye Xu, Jun Zhu
  • Publication number: 20200291144
    Abstract: Described herein is a polymer comprising: interpolymerized units of (i) a fluorinated terminal alkene monomer and (ii) a tertiary amine-containing fluorinated monomer comprising at least one of a vinyl amine, a substituted vinyl amine, an allyl amine, a substituted allyl amine, and combinations thereof, wherein the polymer can be amorphous or semi-crystalline with a melting point no greater than 325° C. Dispersions thereof and methods of making and using the same are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. Bulinski, Michael G. Costello, Denis Duchesne, Klaus Hintzer, William M. Lamanna, Kai H. Lochhaas, Michael J. Parent, Sean M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200293309
    Abstract: In an example, a computer implemented method can include extracting a plurality of functions from assembly code representative of machine code compiled based on obfuscated source code (e.g., legacy source code), causing one or more functions of the plurality of functions to be grouped based on relationships between the plurality of functions, and defining a class for each grouping of functions. Each defined class can include a subset of functions of the plurality of functions. The method can include causing a diagram model to be generated based on the plurality of classes. The diagram model can characterize the obfuscated source code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: DEXTER RYAN SNYDER, IA GREGORY MACISAAC, JESSSE J. HEIN, MICHAEL ANTHONY PETERSEN, JARED NICHOLAS SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200289314
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for manipulating the temperature of a surface are provided. Devices of the present disclosure may include a thermal adjustment apparatus, such as a controller in electrical communication with one or more thermoelectric materials, placed adjacent to the surface of skin. The device may generate a series of thermal pulses at the surface, for providing an enhanced thermal sensation for a user. The thermal pulses may be characterized by temperature reversibility, where each pulse includes an initial temperature adjustment, followed by a return temperature adjustment, over a short period of time (e.g., less than 120 seconds). The average rate of temperature change upon initiation and upon return may be between about 0.1° C./sec and about 10.0° C./sec. In some cases, the average rate of the initial temperature adjustment is greater in magnitude than the average rate of the return temperature adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: EMBR Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Smith, Samuel Shames, Michael A. Gibson, David Cohen-Tanugi
  • Publication number: 20200289315
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for manipulating the temperature of a surface are provided. Devices of the present disclosure may include a thermal adjustment apparatus, such as a controller in electrical communication with one or more thermoelectric materials, placed adjacent to the surface of skin. The device may generate a series of thermal pulses at the surface, for providing an enhanced thermal sensation for a user. The thermal pulses may be characterized by temperature reversibility, where each pulse includes an initial temperature adjustment, followed by a return temperature adjustment, over a short period of time (e.g., less than 120 seconds). The average rate of temperature change upon initiation and upon return may be between about 0.1° C./sec and about 10.0° C./sec. In some cases, the average rate of the initial temperature adjustment is greater in magnitude than the average rate of the return temperature adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: EMBR Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Smith, Samuel Shames, Michael A. Gibson, David Cohen-Tanugi
  • Patent number: 10759502
    Abstract: Boats can include seating assemblies that can be configured in a variety of different arrangements. In one configuration of the seating assemblies described herein, a forward-facing seat and a rearward-facing seat are arranged back-to-back above a seat bottom. In another configuration, the seating assembly can be arranged as a forward-facing reclined seat such that a forward rotation of the forward-facing seat to a flat position with the seat bottom causes a rearward rotation of the rearward-facing seat to a reclined position. In still another configuration, the seating assembly can be configured form a reclined seat in a rearward-facing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Chaparral Boats, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fafard, Gerren Shea Smith, Dale Norris Exum
  • Publication number: 20200271876
    Abstract: An optical communication subassembly includes one or more optoelectronic devices, one or more optical elements, and a transceiver light coupling unit. Each optical element is configured to change a divergence of the outgoing light relative to a divergence of the incoming light and is spaced apart from and optically aligned with a corresponding optoelectronic device. The transceiver light coupling unit has a mating surface configured for mating with a connector light coupling unit attached to an optical waveguide. A mating direction of the optical light coupling unit forms an angle with the mating surface of the transceiver light coupling unit such that when the connector light coupling unit mates with the transceiver light coupling unit, the angle between the mating direction of the connector light coupling unit and the mating surface of the transceiver light coupling unit causes the optical waveguide to bend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Terry L. Smith, Barry J. Koch, Michael A. Haase, Alexander R. Mathews
  • Patent number: 10755713
    Abstract: A method for assisting a user with one or more desired tasks is disclosed. For example, an executable, generic language understanding module and an executable, generic task reasoning module are provided for execution in the computer processing system. A set of run-time specifications is provided to the generic language understanding module and the generic task reasoning module, comprising one or more models specific to a domain. A language input is then received from a user, an intention of the user is determined with respect to one or more desired tasks, and the user is assisted with the one or more desired tasks, in accordance with the intention of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Osher Yadgar, Neil Yorke-Smith, Bart Peintner, Gokhan Tur, Necip Fazil Ayan, Michael J. Wolverton, Girish Acharya, Venkatarama Satyanarayana Parimi, William S. Mark, Wen Wang, Andreas Kathol, Regis Vincent, Horacio E. Franco
  • Publication number: 20200257829
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a non-volatile memory that may serve as both the main memory system and the backing store (or persistent storage). In some embodiments, the non-volatile memory is divided into a main memory portion and a persistent portion. Data in the main memory operation may be encrypted using one or more first keys, and data in the persistent portion may be encrypted using one or more second keys, in an embodiment. The volatile behavior of main memory may be implemented by discarding the one or more first keys in a power down event or other event that indicates a loss of main memory data, while the one or more second keys may be retained. In one embodiment, the physical address space of the non-volatile memory may be a mapping from a second physical address space that is used within the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Manu Gulati, Joseph Sokol, Jr., Jeffrey R. Wilcox, Bernard J. Semeria, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10740548
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are presented for flexibly building a dynamic report using a heterogeneous mix of dimensions, segments, and metrics. Within a report building tool a user may introduce any number of dimensions and segments at any point within a generated report. Further within the report building tool, a user may break down existing dimensions and segments within a report with nested dimensions and segments, which may be added without limits on a nesting level. Given a generated report, a user may pivot the generated report, where the pivot includes pivoting any heterogeneous combination of dimensions, segments, and metrics within the generated report defined along each axis. Further, the pivot operation maintains the relative groupings and nestings of dimensions, dimension items, segments, and metrics in going from a column to a row or from a row to a column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Dale A. Anderson, Timothy J. Lott, James R. Meyer, Michael J. Richardson, Thomas M. Dillenbeck, Kyle W. Smith
  • Patent number: 10738811
    Abstract: A clinch fastener with a single-element, unitary construction that does not require the preassembly of parts. The fastener provides a clamp load after installation and is fully formed by stamping the part from sheet metal. The fastener provides the necessary rigidity for a clinch attachment shank with the resilience of a head that will provide a residual clamp load to the attached panels. The fastener attaches two panels face-to-face by extending through aligned apertures in the panels. A shank undercut receives the cold flow of material from the second bottom panel while the panels are clamped against a resilient dome-shaped head of the fastener. The fastener may include a central axial well that receives the tip of a press punch during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. Mahoney, Robert P. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200250003
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a processor to: identify a workload comprising a plurality of tasks; generate a workload graph based on the workload, wherein the workload graph comprises information associated with the plurality of tasks; identify a device connectivity graph, wherein the device connectivity graph comprises device connectivity information associated with a plurality of processing devices; identify a privacy policy associated with the workload; identify privacy level information associated with the plurality of processing devices; identify a privacy constraint based on the privacy policy and the privacy level information; and determine a workload schedule, wherein the workload schedule comprises a mapping of the workload onto the plurality of processing devices, and wherein the workload schedule is determined based on the privacy constraint, the workload graph, and the device connectivity graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shao-Wen Yang, Yen-Kuang Chen, Ragaad Mohammed Irsehid Altarawneh, Juan Pablo Munoz Chiabrando, Siew Wen Chin, Kushal Datta, Subramanya R. Dulloor, Julio C. Zamora Esquivel, Omar Ulises Florez Choque, Vishakha Gupta, Scott D. Hahn, Rameshkumar Illikkal, Nilesh Kumar Jain, Siti Khairuni Amalina Kamarol, Anil S. Keshavamurthy, Heng Kar Lau, Jonathan A. Lefman, Yiting Liao, Michael G. Millsap, Ibrahima J. Ndiour, Luis Carlos Maria Remis, Addicam V. Sanjay, Usman Sarwar, Eve M. Schooler, Ned M. Smith, Vallabhajosyula S. Somayazulu, Christina R. Strong, Omesh Tickoo, Srenivas Varadarajan, Jesús A. Cruz Vargas, Hassnaa Moustafa, Arun Raghunath, Katalin Klara Bartfai-Walcott, Maruti Gupta Hyde, Deepak S. Vembar, Jessica McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10734732
    Abstract: An optically tunable metamaterial unit cell is provided for photonic switching. The cell is optically tunable and includes a dielectric substrate with upper and lower surfaces. The cell further includes arrays of metamaterial elements and a layer of photo-capacitive material. The arrays are disposed the upper surface of the dielectric substrate. The metamaterial is capable of reflecting electromagnetic radiation. The layer of photo-capacitive material overlaps the arrays of metamaterial elements. The photo-capacitive material is optically tunable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Simin Feng, Kevin A. Boulais, Walter D. Sessions, Pearl Rayms-Keller, Robert B. Nichols, William F. Smith, Karen J. Long, Michael S. Lowry