Patents by Inventor Patrick A. Smith

Patrick A. 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: 20220306877
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating 3D printed structures from biocompatible proteins include forming a photoreactive, proteinaceous resin, and 3D printing biocompatible structures from the resin by the patterned application of light in a select wavelength to cure the resin into the desired structures. Suitable photoreactive proteinaceous resins can be formed by reacting an aqueous solution of an acrylated or methacrylated globular protein with a photoreactive comonomer or photoinitiator. Structures printed from the photoreactive, proteinaceous resin can be photo-cured and dried to form bioplastic structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: University of Washington
    Inventors: Alshakim Nelson, Siyami Millik, Ryan Thomas Shafranek, Patrick Smith
  • Patent number: 11453513
    Abstract: An introduced autonomous aerial vehicle can include multiple cameras for capturing images of a surrounding physical environment that are utilized for motion planning by an autonomous navigation system. In some embodiments, the cameras can be integrated into one or more rotor assemblies that house powered rotors to free up space within the body of the aerial vehicle. In an example embodiment, an aerial vehicle includes multiple upward-facing cameras and multiple downward-facing cameras with overlapping fields of view to enable stereoscopic computer vision in a plurality of directions around the aerial vehicle. Similar camera arrangements can also be implemented in fixed-wing aerial vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Skydio, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Scott Thompson, Adam Parker Bry, Asher Mendel Robbins-Rothman, Abraham Galton Bachrach, Yevgeniy Kozlenko, Kevin Patrick Smith O'Leary, Patrick Allen Lowe, Daniel Thomas Adams, Justin Michael Sadowski, Zachary Albert West, Josiah Timothy VanderMey
  • Publication number: 20220290005
    Abstract: Molecules or salts thereof are provided, having the structure in Formula I, wherein n2 and n4 are the same or different and are independently 1, 2, or 3, and n3 is 1 to 20; X is oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur; wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, and R7 are as described herein. Methods are also provided for the synthesis of and use of the provided molecules in applications for diagnostic testing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Gaurav SAINI, David SMITH, Patrick WALSH, Jae H. PARK
  • Patent number: 11443361
    Abstract: Described are systems, methods and arrangements for enabling fulfillment of items from printed materials. When printed material is generated it includes an embedded ordering device (“EOD”) that can be activated by a user that is viewing the printed material. Upon activation, the EOD connects to a wireless network and sends a unique identifier data to a fulfillment service. The fulfillment service, upon receiving the unique identifier data determines an item associated with the unique identifier data and a delivery destination (e.g., the address to which the printed material was delivered) and fulfills the item to the delivery destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Patrick Lim, Stephen Pate Smith, Benjamin Thomas Logsdon
  • Publication number: 20220281420
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a sensor cleaning system that cleans one or more sensors of an autonomous vehicle. Each sensor can have one or more corresponding sensor cleaning units that are configured to clean such sensor using a fluid (e.g., a gas or a liquid). Thus, the sensor cleaning system can include both a gas cleaning system and a liquid cleaning system. According to one aspect, the sensor cleaning system can provide individualized cleaning of the autonomous vehicle sensors. According to another aspect, a liquid cleaning system can be pressurized or otherwise powered by the gas cleaning system or other gas system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Wesly Mason Rice, Nikolaus Wittenstein, Zhizhuo Jin, Paul Kevin Smith, Sean Joseph Kennelly, Peter Brueckner, David Patrick Rice
  • Patent number: 11432813
    Abstract: A surgical fixation system can include a fixation device, a loop connected to the fixation device, a graft carried by the loop, and a reinforcement material. Surgical fixation systems can be used in various tissue reconstruction procedures, including but not limited to, ACL and PCL reconstructions. The graft and the reinforcement material may be tensioned independently of one another to avoid stress shielding the graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Bachmaier, Coen Wijdicks, Stefan Krupp, Adrian Wilson, Patrick Smith, Jacob Jolly
  • Publication number: 20220277042
    Abstract: A system can display content generated from one type of machine-generated data to a user via a graphical user interface. Based on an interaction with the machine-generated data, the system can determine an entity identifier associated with the machine-generated data and determine an entity type for the entity identifier. The system can map the entity type to one or more content generators associated with the entity type and communicate the entity identifier to the identified content generators. The content generators can determine if they have content associated with the machine-generated data. The system can generate and display a link to the related content via a graphical user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Amy Katherine Hunnel Bianchi, Sonya Chang, Park Kittipatkul, Patrick Lin, Sarah Matarese, Clark Mullen, Alexandra Victoria Nuttbrown, Danika Patrick, Justin Smith, Harsh Vardhan Vashistha
  • Publication number: 20220270310
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media for detecting user interactions to edit a digital image from a client device and modify the digital image for the client device by using a web-based intermediary that modifies a latent vector of the digital image and an image modification neural network to generate a modified digital image from the modified latent vector. In response to user interaction to modify a digital image, for instance, the disclosed systems modify a latent vector extracted from the digital image to reflect the requested modification. The disclosed systems further use a latent vector stream renderer (as an intermediary device) to generate an image delta that indicates a difference between the digital image and the modified digital image. The disclosed systems then provide the image delta as part of a digital stream to a client device to quickly render the modified digital image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Akhilesh Kumar, Baldo Faieta, Piotr Walczyszyn, Ratheesh Kalarot, Archie Bagnall, Shabnam Ghadar, Wei-An Lin, Cameron Smith, Christian Cantrell, Patrick Hebron, Wilson Chan, Jingwan Lu, Holger Winnemoeller, Sven Olsen
  • Publication number: 20220265993
    Abstract: A pulsatile fluid pump system includes a pump-valving assembly including a chamber and a diaphragm assembly coupled to the chamber and including a flexible diaphragm. The diaphragm assembly and the pump-valving assembly are configured as an integral pump assembly. The system further includes a linear motor having a magnet and a coil, the magnet moving in relation to the coil, the coil having an electrical input. The system also includes a control housing rigidly coupled to the linear motor and a controller system having an electrical output coupled to the electrical input of the coil, the controller system defining an electrical waveform at the electrical output to cause desired operation of the diaphragm. The integral pump assembly is configured to be removably coupled to the control housing, and the diaphragm assembly of the integral pump assembly is configured to be removably coupled to the linear motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Douglas E. Vincent, Brian Bailey, Conrad Bzura, David Butz, David Olney, Eric Smith, George Koenig, James W. Poitras, Jeffrey P. Naber, Judy Labonté, Kathleen Vincent, Lawrence Kuba, Matthew J. Murphy, Patrick Shields, Roger Greeley
  • Publication number: 20220256775
    Abstract: There are provided techniques for controlling horticultural light illuminating a crop or plant. There is provided a method that includes tracking integral indicators and/or external information representative of a growth parameter of the crop or plant, and adjusting the horticultural light based on the integral indicators and/or external information. There is also provided a system including a recipe module, a tracking module configured to track integral indicators, and a feedback loop configured to feed ongoing integral indicators to the recipe module, and, in response thereto, alter illumination instructions, thereby adjusting the lighting scenario to be transmitted to a horticultural lighting apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Jacques POIRIER, Gabriel DUPRAS, Kassim TREMBLAY, Charles SMITH, Francois ROY-MOISAN, Louis BRUN, Patrick MENARD, Marc TREMBLAY, Guillaume TOURVILLE, Leandre ARSENEAULT
  • Publication number: 20220263060
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to utilizing laser ablation to selectively remove regions of active material from lithium-ion battery electrodes during production, forming channels. These channels may improve the radius of curvature of the lithium-ion battery, form patterns on the surface of the electrode to store excess electrolyte, provide improved access to external sources of lithium during pre-lithiation or re-lithiation, and/or lower the tortuosity of electrodes for enhanced ion transfer between electrodes during cycling in prismatic cells and cylindrical cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Donal Patrick FINEGAN, Kandler Alan SMITH, Dana Birute KERN, Bertrand Jean-Francois Tremolet de VILLERS, Andrew Michael COLCLASURE, Francois Laurent Emilien USSEGLIO-VIRETTA
  • Patent number: 11414783
    Abstract: A method of fabricating one or more colour centres in a crystal is described. The method comprises focusing a laser into a crystal to induce the creation, modification, or diffusion of defects within a focal region of the laser. Fluorescence detection is used to determine when one or more colour centres are formed within the focal region and the laser is terminated when a desired number of colour centres have been formed. The method enables colour centres to be formed in a crystal with a high degree of control in terms of both the number and location of colour centres within the crystal, and a degree of control over other parameters such as colour centre orientation and local environment. In particular, it is possible to form a well-defined pattern of colour centres within a crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Oxford University Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Jason Smith, Martin Booth, Patrick Salter, Yu Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 11402226
    Abstract: A system determines wind information for achieving a desired outcome for travel of a selected group of one or more vehicles along one or more routes. The system determines wind drag and/or a parasitic energy loss for travel by different potential groups of vehicles based on the wind information. The system determines the wind drag and/or parasitic energy loss for each of plural, different locations along the one or more routes, visually presents the wind drag and/or parasitic energy loss for each of the different groups of vehicles, and/or determines the selected group of the one or more vehicles from the different groups of vehicles for travel along the one or more routes to achieve the desired outcome based on the wind drag and/or parasitic energy loss that is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TRANSPORTATION IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Smith, Eren Con
  • Publication number: 20220228841
    Abstract: A conducted electrical weapon may interchangeably receive a plurality of magazines. A magazine may be releasably engaged with a magazine bay of the conducted electrical weapon. Engagement of a magazine with the magazine bay may expose a bottom surface of the magazine. Each magazine may comprise a plurality of firing tubes. A magazine may be configured to launch at least one electrode from at least one firing tube of the plurality of firing tubes. A control circuit may be configured to provide an ignition signal to less than all of the plurality of firing tubes. A first pair of firing tubes may be oriented to achieve a minimum electrode spread at a first range. A second pair of firing tubes may be oriented to achieve a minimum electrode spread at a second range. The plurality of firing tubes may be arranged in an array comprising a column of firing tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Patrick SMITH, Magne NERHEIM, Oleg NEMTYSHKIN, Dubravko ZEKANOVIC
  • Publication number: 20220223233
    Abstract: Estimating parental contribution of ancestry includes: obtaining a set of ancestry assignment data associated with an individual's genotype data, at least some of the ancestry assignment data indicating that one or more segments of the individual's genotype data is deemed to be associated with a specific ancestry; determining whether in the individual's genotype data there is at least one confirmed region of overlapping ancestry assignment associated with the specific ancestry; in the event that it is determined that there is at least one confirmed region of overlapping ancestry assignment associated with the specific ancestry: specifying that parental contribution of the specific ancestry is made by both parents of the individual; in the event that it is determined that there is no confirmed region of overlapping ancestry assignment associated with the specific ancestry: statistically determining whether the parental contribution to the specific ancestry is made by only one parent of the individual or by bot
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Katarzyna Bryc, Eric Yves Jean-Marc Durand, Joanna Louise Mountain, Robin Patrick Smith, Peilun Shan, Bradley Kittredge
  • Publication number: 20220213560
    Abstract: An assay method is provided for determining the status of the health of a tissue within the body of a subject, wherein the tissue comprises an abundance of at least a first target protein, wherein assay comprises analysis of a liquid biopsy sample obtained from the subject, and wherein the liquid biopsy sample comprises at least a first cell free mRNA (cf-mRNA) that encodes the at least a first target protein. The assays and methods are useful in the diagnosis and treatment of liver health in a subject. In particular, methods and systems are provided for the diagnosis and treatment of fatty liver; non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH); cirrhosis; liver disease; hepatitis; and liver cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Amin ROSTAMI-HODJEGAN, Brahim ACHOUR, Patrick SMITH
  • Patent number: 11382180
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a support pedestal that includes a support member including a resistive layer having at least two zones, a routing layer, and a plurality of conductive vias. The resistive layer and the routing layer are disposed in different planes of the support member and are connected by the plurality of vias. The number of zones of the resistive layer is greater than or equal to a number of wires coupled to the routing layer. The routing layer may include a plurality of arm portions that extend from a central region of the routing layer. The support pedestal may further include a second resistive layer disposed along the same plane as the routing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Ptasienski, Stanton Hopkins Breitlow, Mohammad Nosrati, Kevin Smith, Brittany Phillips, Ken Ames, Patrick Margavio, Kurt English
  • Publication number: 20220210873
    Abstract: A support pedestal includes a substrate, a plurality of resistive heating elements disposed on the substrate and defining a plurality of heating zones, and electric terminals disposed at a central region of the substrate. At least one of the electric terminals is connected to at least two of the plurality of resistive heating elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin PTASIENSKI, Stanton Hopkins BREITLOW, Mohammad NOSRATI, Kevin SMITH, Brittany PHILLIPS, Ken AMES, Patrick MARGAVIO, Kurt ENGLISH
  • Patent number: 11372143
    Abstract: Fingerprint sensors include a plurality of optical sensor elements, a collimator filter disposed above the plurality of optical sensor elements, and a display disposed above the collimator filter, wherein the display is a fingerprint imaging light source. The collimator filter has a plurality of apertures, and the plurality of optical sensor elements is configured to receive light transmitted through one aperture of the plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: WILL SEMICONDUCTOR (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Patrick Smith, Paul Wickboldt, Patrick A. Worfolk, Steven Molesa, Young Lee, Richard Klenkler
  • Publication number: 20220074715
    Abstract: A unitary cartridge for a conducted electrical weapon (CEW) may include a cartridge body that stores an electrode, a piston, a propulsion module, and a propulsion module contact. To launch the electrode from the cartridge body, a signal may be sent from the CEW through a conductor disposed within the propulsion module. The signal may be configured to heat up the conductor and ignite a pyrotechnic material in the propulsion module to create a rapidly expanding gas. The rapidly expanding gas may move the piston to propel the electrode from the cartridge body and toward a target. A frangible cap may be disposed at one end of the cartridge body to retain the electrode in the cartridge body prior to launch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Patrick Smith, Magne Nerheim, Oleg Nemtyshkin, Dubravko Zekanovic