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: 20210294811
    Abstract: A microprocessor executable method and system for determining the semantic relatedness and meaning between at least two natural language sources is described in a prescribed context. Portions of natural languages are vectorized and mathematically processed to express relatedness as a calculated metric. The metric is associable to the natural language sources to graphically present the level of relatedness between at least two natural language sources. The metric may be re-determined with algorithms designed to compare the natural language sources with a knowledge data bank so the calculated metric can be ascertained with a higher level of certainty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Buhrmann, Michael Buhrmann, Ali Shokoufandeh, Jesse Smith, Yakov Keselman, Kurtis Peter Dane
  • Publication number: 20210293318
    Abstract: A cam follower for a ram of a metal can necker machine is provided. The cam follower has an outer ring and an inner ring coaxially disposed in the outer ring. A plurality of rolling elements is disposed in an annular cavity between the outer ring and the inner ring. The plurality of rolling elements is disposed between a first seal and a second seal. A shaft is received in a bore in the inner ring and is fixed relative thereto about the shaft axis. The outer ring is received in a tire. The tire has a thickness and a crown radius. The composition of the tire includes a metallic material, a plastic material, a non-metallic material, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Roller Bearing Company of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Pallini, Michael Coppola, Bradley Smith
  • Publication number: 20210291709
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a support structure, a seat surface (14) and a molded polymeric frame (18). The frame has an edge region and the seat surface (14) is mounted to the frame (18) and the frame is mounted to the support structure. At least a portion of the edge region is flexible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Craig Martin Oomen, Samuel Smith, Manfred Mueller, Michael Long, Kelly Washburn, Robert A. Bratty
  • Patent number: 11124444
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a glass article may include SiO2, Al2O3, Li2O and Na2O. The glass article may have a softening point less than or equal to about 810° C. The glass article may also have a high temperature CTE less than or equal to about 27×10?6/° C. The glass article may also be ion exchangeable such that the glass has a compressive stress greater than or equal to about 600 MPa and a depth of layer greater than or equal to about 25 ?m after ion exchange in a salt bath comprising KNO3 at a temperature in a range from about 390° C. to about 450° C. for less than or equal to approximately 15 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Marie Jacqueline Monique Comte, Melinda Ann Drake, Karen Leslie Geisinger, Sinue Gomez, Robert Michael Morena, Charlene Marie Smith, Randall Eugene Youngman
  • Patent number: 11123866
    Abstract: A processing system is disclosed for providing processing of homogenous and non-homogenous objects in both structured and cluttered environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 11126807
    Abstract: A space efficient automated processing system for processing objects is disclosed. The processing system includes an input conveyance system for moving objects from an input area in at least an input conveyance vector that includes an input conveyance horizontal direction component and an input conveyance vertical direction component, a perception system for receiving objects from the input conveyance system and for providing perception data regarding an object, a primary transport system for receiving the object from the perception system and for providing transport of the object along at least a primary transport vector including an primary transport horizontal component and a primary transport vertical component that is generally opposite the input conveyance horizontal direction component, and at least two secondary transport systems, each of which receives the object from the primary transport system and moves the object in either of reciprocal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, Jr., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Victoria Hinchey, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 11128034
    Abstract: A method, system, and device provides components of an antenna assembly. Digital information representative of one or more characteristics of an antenna element of antenna assembly may be received by a processor. The processor may further receive a specification for the antenna element. The processor may adjust digital information representative of the antenna element to adjust the physical parameters of the component to meet the specification. The antenna assembly may be fabricated with the adjusted physical parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Optisys, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hollenbeck, Robert Smith
  • Publication number: 20210288313
    Abstract: The invention features a rechargeable cathode and a battery comprising the cathode. The cathode includes a solid, ionically conducting polymer material and electroactive sulfur. The battery contains a lithium anode; the cathode; and an electrolyte; wherein at least one of anode, the cathode and the electrolyte, include the solid, ionically conducting polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Michael A. Zimmerman, Randy Leising, Alexei B. Gavrilov, Keith Smith, Andy Teoli
  • Publication number: 20210286925
    Abstract: Logged data from an autonomous vehicle is processed to generate augmented data. The augmented data describes an actor in an environment of the autonomous vehicle, the actor having an associated actor type and an actor motion behavior characteristic. The augmented data may be varied to create different sets of augmented data. The sets of augmented data can be used to create one or more simulation scenarios that in turn are used to produce machine learning models to control the operation of autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: John Michael Wyrwas, Jessica Elizabeth Smith, Simon Box
  • Publication number: 20210286924
    Abstract: Logged data from an autonomous vehicle is processed to generate augmented data. The augmented data describes an actor in an environment of the autonomous vehicle, the actor having an associated actor type and an actor motion behavior characteristic. The augmented data may be varied to create different sets of augmented data. The sets of augmented data can be used to create one or more simulation scenarios that in turn are used to produce machine learning models to control the operation of autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: John Michael Wyrwas, Jessica Elizabeth Smith, Simon Box
  • Patent number: 11116709
    Abstract: An oral care composition and method are described in which the composition is free of an anionic surfactant and a fluoride source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael Collins, Barbara Hepler, Kimdra Smith-Webster, Linh Fruge
  • Patent number: 11117294
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for producing expanded polymer pellets, which comprises the following steps: melting a polymer comprising a polyamide; adding at least one blowing agent; expanding the melt through at least one die for producing an expanded polymer; and pelletizing the expanded polymer. The invention further concerns polymer pellets produced with the method as well as their use, e.g. for the production of cushioning elements for sports apparel, such as for producing soles or parts of soles of sports shoes. A further aspect of the invention concerns a method for the manufacture of molded components, comprising loading pellets of an expanded polymer material into a mold, and connecting the pellets by providing heat energy, wherein the expanded polymer material of the pellets or beads comprises a chain extender. The molded components may be used in broad ranges of application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Christopher Edward Holmes, Tru Huu Minh Le, Sabrina Kerling, Dharan Kirupanantham, Volker Altstädt, Amir Fathi, Daniel Raps, Clemens Keilholz, Thomas Koeppl, Paul Leonard Michael Smith, Jan Hill, Angus Wardlaw, Daniel Stephen Price, James Tarrier, Christopher Robertson
  • Patent number: 11118119
    Abstract: An ebullated bed hydroprocessing system is upgraded using a dual catalyst system that includes a heterogeneous catalyst and dispersed metal sulfide particles to produce less fouling sediment. The dual catalyst system more effectively converts sediment-forming precursors to produce sediment that is less fouling than sediment produced using only the heterogeneous catalyst and not the dispersed metal sulfide particles. The dual catalyst system provides for a lower rate of equipment fouling for a given sediment production rate and/or concentration. In some cases, sediment production rate and/or concentration can be maintained or increased while equipment fouling is reduced. In some cases, sediment production rate and/or concentration can be increased without increasing equipment fouling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HYDROCARBON TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Mountainland, Brett M. Silverman, Michael A. Rueter, Lee Smith
  • Patent number: 11118491
    Abstract: A regeneration system for a vehicle includes: a particulate module configured to determine an amount of particulate trapped within a particulate filter, the particulate filter configured to filter particulate from exhaust output from an engine; and a regeneration control module configured to, in response to a determination that the amount of particulate trapped within the particulate filter is at least a predetermined amount: close a wastegate of a turbocharger; and open an EGR valve connected (a) to an intake system of the engine downstream of the turbocharger and (b) to upstream of the particulate filter, the closing of the wastegate and the opening of the EGR valve flowing air from (a) the intake system to (b) upstream of the particulate filter through the EGR valve without the air entering the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: William D. Gough, Michael A. Smith, Vijay A. Ramappan, Timothy Wendling
  • Patent number: 11122389
    Abstract: A system and method for determining location information based on a reference profile for a reference device, and a system and method for determining the reference profile. The system may determine the reference locator with respect to the reference device based on a plurality of samples obtained with respect to communications between the reference device and an object device. An adapter locator may be determined for the reference locator for samples obtained with respect to communications between a test device and object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric J. Smith, R. Michael Stitt, Karl Jager
  • Patent number: 11121423
    Abstract: A metal-air battery and a component air cathode including a solid ionically conductive polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Ionic Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Zimmerman, Alexei B. Gavrilov, G. Stephen Kelsey, Keith Smith
  • Patent number: 11117271
    Abstract: A robotic system is disclosed that includes an articulated arm with an end effector. The robotic system is for use in a robotic environment requiring interaction with persons in the robotic environment, and includes a plurality of lights that are illuminated responsive to known near-future movements of the articulated arm to convey the known near-future movements of the articulated arm to the persons in the robot environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 11117760
    Abstract: An object processing system is disclosed that includes a plurality of track sections, and a plurality of remotely actuatable carriers for controlled movement along at least portions of the plurality of track sections, wherein each of the remotely controllable carriers is adapted to support and transport an object processing bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, Jr., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20210275312
    Abstract: An orthopedic implant apparatus, said apparatus comprising: a body, said body having a generally cylindrical shape and comprising a first material, a flat bottom surface, a concave upper surface disposed opposite said bottom surface, and a longitudinal axis disposed through the center of said body; a cylindrical bore, said bore disposed along said longitudinal axis through said top surface of said body, a cylindrical plug, said plug comprising a second material and disposed within said bore of said body; and at least one stem, said at least one stem connected to said bottom surface of said body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Matt J. Purdy, J. Michael Wiater, Anand M. Murthi, Matthew J. Smith, Derek J. Cuff, Andrew Jawa
  • Patent number: 11111173
    Abstract: A glass article including, on an oxide basis, from 60 mol % to 74 mol % SiO2, from 7 mol % to 18 mol % Al2O3, from 3 mol % to 16 mol % B2O3, from 0 mol % to 6 mol % Na2O, from 0 mol % to 5 mol % P2O5, from 5 mol % to 11 mol % Li2O, less than or equal to 0.2 mol % SnO2, and from 0.5 mol % to 6.5 mol % divalent cation oxides. The glass article has a molar ratio of Al2O3:(R2O+RO) greater than or equal to 0.9, where R2O is a sum of alkali metal oxides in mol % and RO is a sum of divalent cation oxides in mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Xiaoju Guo, Charlene Marie Smith