Patents by Inventor Nathaniel Smith

Nathaniel 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: 11450421
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea Jean Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Publication number: 20220115957
    Abstract: A galvanic isolator circuit and method provide for galvanically isolating and current limiting a power source from a load. A direct current (DC) input voltage (“vin”) and an input current (“iin”) are received. A full- or half-bridge rectifier is switched to synthesize a first alternating voltage waveform that magnetically couples through a transformer to induce a second alternating voltage waveform with galvanic isolation from the first alternating voltage waveform, preventing potentially-faulted load from a source. The second alternating voltage waveform is rectified to produce a direct current (DC) output voltage (“vo”) having output current (“io”) through more than one drive transistor or diode. The more than one primary-side drive transistor is current limited to reduce or prevent brown-out, black-out, or protective race conditions in the non-faulted portions of DC power generation systems and DC distribution electrical power systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventor: Nathaniel Smith
  • Patent number: 10830335
    Abstract: An agricultural vehicle including a frame, a prime mover supported by the frame, and a header connected to the frame. The header includes at least one drive line, at least one transmission, at least one rotating cross shaft, and at least one gearbox operably connected to the at least one rotating cross shaft. The at least one gearbox includes a housing connected to the header and configured for housing a working fluid. The housing has an inlet, an outlet, and an end. The at least one gearbox also includes a gear train housed within the housing and an auxiliary sump connected to the end of the housing and fluidly coupled to the inlet and the outlet of the housing such that the working fluid circulates through the housing and the auxiliary sump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Dan L. Garland, Matthew Flannery, Nathaniel Smith, Nicholas J. Laufenberg, Herbert M. Farley, Thamilselvan Karuppannan
  • Patent number: 10829033
    Abstract: A header for an agricultural vehicle including a frame having lateral ends and an automatic lighting system having at least one light connected to the frame and at least one sensor connected to the frame and configured for sensing a level of light and providing a signal indicative of the level of light. The header also includes an electronic control unit operably connected to the at least one light and the at least one sensor. The electronic control unit being configured for automatically operating the at least one light upon receiving the signal of the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Preston L. McKinney, Nathaniel Smith, Cory D. Hunt
  • Publication number: 20200253765
    Abstract: Stent delivery systems and methods for making and using stent delivery systems are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include an inner member having a stent receiving region. A stent may be disposed along the stent receiving region. The system may also include a deployment sheath axially slidable relative to the inner member. The deployment sheath may have a proximal end region. A rack may be coupled to the proximal end region of the deployment sheath. An outer shaft may be disposed along at least a portion of the deployment sheath. The deployment sheath may be rotatable relative to the inner member, the outer shaft or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: BRADY SCOTT LOGAN, JASON T. ANDERSON, PAUL MICHAEL GOUDREAU, ANDREW NATHANIEL SMITH, IAN THOMAS FORTE, TYLER LORNE HEBIG, ROWAN OLUND HETTEL, RYAN DALE HENDRICKSON
  • Publication number: 20200244157
    Abstract: A galvanic isolator circuit and method provide for galvanically isolating and current limiting a power source from a load. A direct current (DC) input voltage (“vin”) and an input current (“iin”) are received. A full-bridge rectifier is soft switched to synthesize a first alternating voltage waveform that magnetically couples through a transformer to induce a second alternating voltage waveform with galvanic isolation from the first alternating voltage waveform, preventing potentially-faulted load from a source. The second alternating voltage waveform is rectified to produce a direct current (DC) output voltage (“vo”) having output current (“io”) through more than one drive transistor. The more than one drive transistor is current limited to reduce or prevent brown-out, black-out, or protective race conditions in the non-faulted portions of DC power generation systems and DC distribution electrical power systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventor: Nathaniel Smith
  • Patent number: 10540355
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for minimizing latency of a query load on a database system by accessing data using an adaptive B-tree index structure comprising a plurality of nodes includes determining one or more characteristics of the query load that are associated with one or more queries received by the database system, determining, for each of the plurality of nodes of the adaptive B-tree index structure, whether to convert the node to a read-optimized node or a write-optimized node based on the one or more characteristics of the query load, and converting at least one of the plurality of nodes to a read-optimized node or a write-optimized node based on the one or more characteristics of the query load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Terrain Data, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McCord Agnich, Charles Edison Tripp, Nathaniel Smith, Benjamin Smith
  • Patent number: 10337180
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes low flush toilet systems and methods of using low flush toilet systems. In one implementation, a low flush toilet system includes a first (or passive) tank, the first tank configured to preload a toilet rim, and a second (or pressurized) tank, the second tank including an internal air bladder, the internal air bladder configured to compress when exposed to water pressure from a supply line and configured to expand when a flush valve releases pushing water out of the second tank at a high flow rate and into a toilet for flushing. In some implementations, water flows from the pressurized tank at approximately 0.7-1.0 gallons per flush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OT LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Nathaniel Smith, Tyler Lorne Hebig, Paul Michael Goudreau, Michael Wade Strawn
  • Publication number: 20190186619
    Abstract: An agricultural vehicle including a frame, a prime mover supported by the frame, and a header connected to the frame. The header includes at least one drive line, at least one transmission, at least one rotating cross shaft, and at least one gearbox operably connected to the at least one rotating cross shaft. The at least one gearbox includes a housing connected to the header and configured for housing a working fluid. The housing has an inlet, an outlet, and an end. The at least one gearbox also includes a gear train housed within the housing and an auxiliary sump connected to the end of the housing and fluidly coupled to the inlet and the outlet of the housing such that the working fluid circulates through the housing and the auxiliary sump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Dan L. Garland, Matthew Flannery, Nathaniel Smith, Nicholas J. Laufenberg, Herbert M. Farley, Thamilselvan Karuppannan
  • Publication number: 20180073231
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes low flush toilet systems and methods of using low flush toilet systems. In one implementation, a low flush toilet system includes a first (or passive) tank, the first tank configured to preload a toilet rim, and a second (or pressurized) tank, the second tank including an internal air bladder, the internal air bladder configured to compress when exposed to water pressure from a supply line and configured to expand when a flush valve releases pushing water out of the second tank at a high flow rate and into a toilet for flushing. In some implementations, water flows from the pressurized tank at approximately 0.7-1.0 gallons per flush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Nathaniel Smith, Tyler Lorne Hebig, Paul Michael Goudreau, Michael Wade Strawn
  • Patent number: 9858845
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus for generating images on a display. A multi-primary display can include control logic that converts input image data into the multi-primary color space employed by the display by mapping the input pixel values into the XYZ color space according to a gamut mapping function and then decomposing the XYZ tristimulus values into color subfields associated with the display's primary colors. For example, such a process can be used to covert image frames encoded in an RGB color space into a RGBW color space. In some implementations, the control logic can adapt the gamut mapping and/or the decomposition processes based on a saturation level of the image being processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SnapTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Buckley, Nathaniel Smith, Brian Finkel, Mark Douglas Halfman
  • Patent number: 9583035
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus for generating images on a multi-primary display. A multi-primary display can include control logic that converts input image data into the multi-primary color space employed by the display by mapping the input pixel values into an intermediate color space according to a gamut mapping function and then decomposing the mapped pixel values into color subfields associated with the display's primary colors. The control logic can be configured to identify a lossy gamut mapping saturation parameter value to use in the gamut mapping process which results in a power-saving desaturated image that is perceived by the Human Visual System (HVS) as substantially maintaining its color fidelity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SnapTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Buckley, Nathaniel Smith
  • Publication number: 20160241080
    Abstract: A all electric in-house 5 .k.w. series portable generator having a self-reliance battery pack, assembly to a power integrator attached to a frame member, which make a conversion of direct (dc) current into alternate (ac) current providing electricity to home, and apartment doing a power outage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventor: nathaniel smith
  • Publication number: 20160117968
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus for generating images on a display. A multi-primary display can include control logic that converts input image data into the multi-primary color space employed by the display by mapping the input pixel values into the XYZ color space according to a gamut mapping function and then decomposing the XYZ tristimulus values into color subfields associated with the display's primary colors. For example, such a process can be used to covert image frames encoded in an RGB color space into a RGBW color space. In some implementations, the control logic can adapt the gamut mapping and/or the decomposition processes based on a saturation level of the image being processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: Pixtronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Buckley, Nathaniel Smith, Brian Finkel, Mark Douglas Halfman
  • Publication number: 20160117967
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus for generating images on a multi-primary display. A multi-primary display can include control logic that converts input image data into the multi-primary color space employed by the display by mapping the input pixel values into an intermediate color space according to a gamut mapping function and then decomposing the mapped pixel values into color subfields associated with the display's primary colors. The control logic can be configured to identify a lossy gamut mapping saturation parameter value to use in the gamut mapping process which results in a power-saving desaturated image that is perceived by the Human Visual System (HVS) as substantially maintaining its color fidelity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Edward Buckley, Nathaniel Smith
  • Patent number: 8906919
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for slowing the development of mammalian organ, tissue and cellular damage and death by using a persistent sodium current blocker (or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or derivative thereof). The present invention further relates to a method for preventing damage and death in mammalian organs, tissues and cells or reducing the extent of damage and death in mammalian organs, tissues and cells. In particular the invention relates to a method for the treatment, amelioration or prevention of non-neuronal and non-myocardial cell or tissue damage or death and for reducing the pain associated with non-neuronal and non-myocardial cell or tissue damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ozteo Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Nathaniel Smith, Steven Michael Weiss
  • Publication number: 20120172363
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for slowing the development of mammalian organ, tissue and cellular damage and death by using a persistent sodium current blocker (or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or derivative thereof). The present invention further relates to a method for preventing damage and death in mammalian organs, tissues and cells or reducing the extent of damage and death in mammalian organs, tissues and cells. In particular the invention relates to a method for the treatment, amelioration or prevention of non-neuronal and non-myocardial cell or tissue damage or death and for reducing the pain associated with non-neuronal and non-myocardial cell or tissue damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Ozleo Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Nathaniel Smith, Steven Michael Weiss
  • Patent number: 7722114
    Abstract: A zero gravity wall hugger recliner having a motor drive, seat and backrest assembly that move back and forth on a trolley mounted on the chair base when the seat and backrest assembly move forward with the trolley on the chair base. A bracket attached between the base and seat moves the assembly from an upright to a reclined position. The recliner has a leg rest driven by a control bar attached between the leg rest and bracket for elevation the leg rest when the trolley moves forward and retracts the leg rest when the trolley moves to the rear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Jobri LLC
    Inventor: Nathaniel Smith
  • Publication number: 20090256402
    Abstract: A zero gravity wall hugger recliner having a motor drive, seat and backrest assembly that move back and forth on a trolley mounted on the chair base when the seat and backrest assembly move forward with the trolley on the chair base. A bracket attached between the base and seat moves the assembly from an upright to a reclined position. The recliner has a leg rest driven by a control bar attached between the leg rest and bracket for elevation the leg rest when the trolley moves forward and retracts the leg rest when the trolley moves to the rear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Nathaniel Smith
  • Patent number: 7412912
    Abstract: A drying system configured to dry the pedals of a vehicle as well as the footwear of the driver of the vehicle. The dry system includes an air trap for catching and diverting air from the ventilation system of the vehicle. A multi tube adapter is connected between the air trap and multiple tubes. The tubes are configured direct the air flow from the multi tube adapter to each of the pedals. The tubes are connected to the rear portion of the pedals and direct air flow into a chamber of each of the pedals. Each of the pedals includes multiple holes on the surface and bottom. The holes permit the air flow to exit the chamber of the pedal, thereby drying the pedals and further permit the air flow to blow onto the footwear of the driver, drying footwear of the driver. The holes on the bottom portion of each of the pedals permit air and liquid to exit the chamber of each of the pedals, thereby preventing liquid buildup within each of the chambers of the pedals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventor: Nathaniel Smith