Patents by Inventor Michael Smith

Michael 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: 20190274848
    Abstract: A prosthetic arm apparatus including a plurality of segments that provide a user of the prosthetic arm apparatus with substantially the same movement capability and function as a human arm. The segments are connectable to one another and connectable to a prosthetic support apparatus that may be adorned by the user. Each segment of the plurality of segments provides a portion of the movement capability, enabling the plurality of connected segments connected to the harness mount to provide substantially the same movement capability as that lacking in the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher O. Evans, N. Christopher Perry, Dirk Albertus van der Merwe, Christopher C. Langenfeld, John Matthew Kerwin, Stewart M. Coulter, Stanley B. Smith, III, Keith David Violette, Steven W. Nickson, Thomas S. Schnellinger, Alexander H. Muller, Gerald Michael Guay
  • Publication number: 20190281102
    Abstract: Technologies are described for enabling co-streaming of live video game streams by multiple broadcasters. For example, broadcasters that are eligible to co-stream can be determined. Invitations can be sent to the broadcasters to join a co-stream. After acceptance, a co-stream can be created. The co-stream can be streamed to viewer devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory M. Smith, Connor Peet, Nathan Yim, Joseph Michael Blouin, Mehmet Akkurt, Chad Curtis Gibson, Matthew Stephen Salsamendi
  • Publication number: 20190275767
    Abstract: A stack assembly including a glass element having a thickness of less than or equal to 200 microns, and a first layer supporting the glass element. The glass element having a first pen drop height value when directly adjacent on a solid aluminum stage. The first layer having a stiffness of from 9×105 N/m to 2.0×106 N/m. When the glass element is supported by the first layer on the aluminum stage, the glass element comprises a second pen drop height value, wherein the second pen drop height value is greater than the first pen drop height value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Polly Wanda Chu, Timothy Michael Gross, Louis Mattos, JR., Timothy Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 10412131
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of systems, methods, and apparatus that allow a user to share data, such as one or more files from within an application with one or more other (not necessarily co-located) computing devices using a gesture-based sharing function. In a particular example, systems, methods, and apparatus described herein may be used to share graphical representations of chemical structures within a chemical structure rendering application between two or more user devices. By offering a user a quick and visually intuitive option for sharing a file with other user(s) without exiting a current application, the systems, methods, and apparatus described herein provide efficient and engaging tools for sharing work product in real time between two or more users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PerkinElmer Informatics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Smith, Sunil Anant Gupta, Michael Stapleton, Benjamin James Davis, Amy Annette Hahn, Jordan Haneil Shatsoff, Joshua Benjamin Wakefield, Biying Huang, Shadrack Cgar Frazier, Sr., Brandon William Arther Graham, Beau Guy Tremblay, Sonal Shashikant Kulkarni, Daniel Oberlin, Julie E. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10410675
    Abstract: Methods for digital content production and playback of an immersive stereographic video work provide or enhance interactivity of immersive entertainment using various different playback and production techniques. “Immersive stereographic” may refer to virtual reality, augmented reality, or both. The methods may be implemented using specialized equipment for immersive stereographic playback or production. Aspects of the methods may be encoded as instructions in a computer memory, executable by one or more processors of the equipment to perform the aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory I. Gewickey, Lewis S. Ostrover, Michael Smith, Michael Zink
  • Patent number: 10410170
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for propagating, synchronizing and expiring user specific information among multiple output devices. In some implementations, retention information is provided along with the user specific information and the output device and/or output device controller will determine when to expire the user specific information based on the retention information. In other implementations, the output device controller and/or output device may periodically request updates from other output devices, output device controllers and/or the inventory management system to determine whether to expire user specific information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Michael McNamara, Korwin Jon Smith, Benjamin Ralph Hollis, Sridhar Boyapati, Felix Joseph Etienne Pageau, Natalie Thuy-Tien Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10409994
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies for metrics-based assessment and trust verification of netlists for hardware logic devices (e.g., ASICs, FPGAs, etc.). A computing system translates a netlist of a hardware logic device into a Boolean network. The computing system generates and assigns metrics to edges of the Boolean network. The metrics comprise a coverage metric, a rare trigger metric, and an influence metric. Based upon the metrics, the computing system assigns the nodes in the Boolean network criticality values. The computing system determines a likelihood of a vulnerability in the netlist based upon the criticality values. The computing can output an indication as to whether the netlist is trusted based upon the determined likelihood of a vulnerability in the netlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Vivian G. Kammler, Robert C. Armstrong, Andrew Michael Smith, Jackson R. Mayo
  • Patent number: 10407333
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for constructing refractory structures, e.g., glass furnace regenerator structures and/or glass furnace structures formed of refractory components, by positioning opposed pairs of vertically oriented base beams on respective opposite sides of the refractory structure and having a lower end rigidly attached to a foundation of the refractory structure and an upper end which extends vertically above the refractory structure, and attaching cross-support beams to respective ones of the base beams at the upper end thereof so as to latitudinally span the refractory structure. An overhead crane assembly may thus be supported by the cross-support beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FOSBEL, INC.
    Inventors: Lou Carolla, Michael Smith, Alan E. Bowser, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10407339
    Abstract: Ion exchangeable alkali aluminosilicate glasses and glass articles having softening points and high temperature coefficients of thermal expansion that permit the glass to be formed into three-dimensional shapes by the vacuum sagging process are provided. These glasses contain significant amounts of at least one of MgO and ZnO and comprise B2O3 and less than 1 mol % Li2O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Marie Jacqueline Monique Comte, Robert Michael Morena, Charlene Marie Smith
  • Patent number: 10406018
    Abstract: A system can perform the following procedure as part of a plan to treat sleep apnea, according to an embodiment. The system monitors a degree to which an airway of a subject is open, and monitors a condition that is related to the degree to which the airway is open. The system also correlates the condition to the degree to which the airway is open, and generates a data structure that represents the correlation between the condition and the degree to which the airway is open. This system can allow a sleep-apnea-treatment system to operate in a closed-loop mode, i.e., to monitor a level of sleep apnea in a subject by monitoring the correlated condition, and to treat the subject in a manner that the treatment system deems appropriate for the level of sleep apnea that the treatment system determines that the subject is experiencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Dennis J. Rivet, Michael A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10412252
    Abstract: A digital video camera, including a heat management system, which includes at least one inlet and at least one outlet in the housing to enable air to flow through the housing. The heat management system also includes a first heat sink thermally connected to an image sensor(s), and a second heat sink thermally connected to a data processing unit(s), and a centrifugal fan. The centrifugal fan is configured to draw air into the front of the fan in an axial direction and push air radially out in a sideways direction, whereby air travels through the inlet(s) over the first heat sink and then over the second heat sink to the outlet(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Grant Petty, Simon Kidd, John Vanzella, Michael Cornish, Shannon Smith, Suan Heng Yeo, Nathan Lee
  • Patent number: 10405975
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve provided herein can include a cultured cell tissue leaflet. In some cases, a prosthetic heart valve can include a plurality of leaflets secured together and retained within the expandable tubular member. The cultured cell tissue can be obtained by culturing fibroblast cells, smooth muscle cells, or a combination thereof to form a sheet of cultured cells and chemically cross-linking the fibroblast cells while under tension. In some cases, the cultured cell tissue can be radially tensioned. In some cases, the cultured cell tissue can be bi-axially tensioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Crystal Marie Anderson-Cunanan, Katherine Cora Fazackerley, Michael Eppihimer, Shannon Smith Kenwood, Natalia P. Sushkova, Karen Suzanne Lavery
  • Publication number: 20190269588
    Abstract: An oral care composition and method are described in which the composition is free of an anionic surfactant and a fluoride source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael COLLINS, Barbara HEPLER, Kimdra SMITH-WEBSTER, Linh FRUGE
  • Publication number: 20190270737
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula (I) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein A, L, D, R1-R15, w, x, y, and z are defined herein. The novel cycloalkyl-linked diheterocycle derivatives that are useful in the treatment of abnormal cell growth, such as cancer, in mammals. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds and to methods of using the compounds and compositions in the treatment of abnormal cell growth in mammals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Craig Burns, Michael Raymond Collins, Samantha Elizabeth Greasley, Robert Louis Hoffman, Peter Qinhua Huang, Robert Steven Kania, Pei-Pei Kung, Maria Angelica Linton, Lakshmi Sourirajan Narasimhan, Paul Francis Richardson, Daniel Tyler Richter, Graham Smith
  • Publication number: 20190272779
    Abstract: A self-contained illuminated sign for mounting on a vehicle is disclosed. The sign includes a front panel, a rear panel situated opposite and substantially parallel to the front panel in spaced relation therefrom to define a space therebetween, and a light source comprising a plurality of LEDs. The light source is positioned between the front and rear panels and is configured to emit light that emanates from the front panel. The front panel is thus backlit to display indicia. A system for supporting a self-contained illuminated sign on a vehicle is also disclosed. The system includes the sign and a separate mounting frame mountable on a vehicle. The mounting frame is configured to removably receive the sign and, when the sign is received in the mounting frame, to surround a perimeter of the sign while permitting visibility of the front display area. Related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Nick GAMBLE, Michael YUDELEVICH, David BEERNAERT, Kevin SMITH
  • Publication number: 20190270197
    Abstract: A method of processing objects using a programmable motion device is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing an input conveyance system by which input bins of objects may be provided to a processing station that includes the programmable motion device that includes an end effector, perceiving at the processing station identifying indicia representative of an identity of a plurality of objects at an input area of the input conveyance system, grasping the an acquired object using the end effector, moving the acquired object toward an identified processing container using the programmable motion device, the identified processing container being associated with the identifying indicia and said identified processing container being provided as one of a plurality of processing containers at the processing station, and providing an output conveyance system in communication with the processing station, by which processing containers that contain processed objects may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas WAGNER, Kevin AHEARN, Benjamin COHEN, Michael DAWSON-HAGGERTY, Christopher GEYER, Victoria HINCHEY, Thomas KOLETSCHKA, Kyle MARONEY, Matthew T. MASON, Gene Temple PRICE, Joseph ROMANO, Daniel SMITH, Siddhartha SRINIVASA, Prasanna VELAGAPUDI, Thomas ALLEN
  • Publication number: 20190271523
    Abstract: A crossbow cocking system may include a sled having first and second arms, an elongated cocking cable, a first handle, a second handle, a first engagement feature and a second engagement feature. The first and second engagement features may be used to engage the first handle to the first arm and the second handle to the second arm, respectively. Each engagement feature may include at least one cavity and at least one protrusion that is received in the cavity for engagement. The handles may be disengaged to permit a user to cock the crossbow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc. d/b/a TenPoint Crossbow Technologies
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Gary Smith
  • Publication number: 20190270743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds that inhibit KRas G12C. In particular, the present invention relates to compounds that irreversibly inhibit the activity of KRas G12C, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds and methods of use therefor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Arnold Marx, Thomas P. Bobinski, Aaron Craig Burns, John Gaudino, Julia Haas, John Michael Ketcham, John David Lawson, Brad Newhouse, Spencer Pajk, Christopher Ronald Smith, Tony P. Tang
  • Publication number: 20190269516
    Abstract: A trial orthopedic implant having a plurality of bearing component augments of differing heights, where each augment releasably, slidably connected to the trial implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Ignite Orthopedics
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Matt J. Purdy, J. Michael Wiater, Anand M. Murthi, Matthew J. Smith, Derek J. Cuff, Andrew Jawa
  • Patent number: 10398312
    Abstract: Frequency-based mode mixing may be used to homogenize different modes in an optical fiber used for surgical illumination. A laser modulator may introduce frequency modulation to laser light to generate a homogeneous illumination field due to increased mode mixing in the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Cesario Dos Santos, Gerald David Bacher, Ronald Smith, Alireza Mirsepassi, Michael Papac