Patents by Inventor Paul G. Smith

Paul G. 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: 20200215636
    Abstract: Methods and system of the present invention include hot-wire strip deposition system used in combination with a high heat source, where the system deposits a strip consumable into a molten puddle. During deposition the strip consumable is deposited at an angle relative to the workpiece surface and in some embodiments has a downforce applied to the consumable to maintain contact between the puddle and the consumable. The heating current for the consumable is turned off or greatly reduced when an arcing event is detected. In some embodiments the strip consumable can be curved to promote contact during the deposition process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle G. Smith, Steven R. Peters, Paul Edward Denney
  • Patent number: 10671749
    Abstract: A data processing system is disclosed for data processing, including database and file management, as well accessing one or more databases or other data structures, authenticating users, and categorizing data items for addition to the database system. In some embodiments, the system may be configured to coordinate access to user account information via user-provided authentication credentials; apply account identification rules to the accessed account information to identify a plurality of accounts of the user; and initiate updates to a database record associated with the user indicative of any accounts identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ConsumerInfo.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Felice-Steele, Michele Raneri, Paul DeSaulniers, Joe Manna, Jeff Softley, Srikumar Puthupadi Kanthadai, Aga Dzhafar Hady Ogiu Dzhafarov, Pat Finneran, Donna Meryl Smith, Gregory Lennox Wright, Marizette Galvez, Ujjayan Banerjee, Ravi Devesetti, Shivakumar Ramanathan, Mukeshkumar G. Patel
  • Publication number: 20200064252
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for measuring vibrational spectra of a living cells and tissue that includes a low noise consistent optical source creating a photon beam, a support device, a photon-to-electron converter/detector outputting a streamed analog electrical signal, an analog-to-digital converter, and a digital signal processor with specialized software for measuring and characterizing the signal contained in the photon beam and its subsequent detector's streamed analog converted to digital signal. Motion of the living sample causes modulation to the photon beam as it passes through the living samples by how much of the photon beam is blocked, absorbed or deflected. In addition, specific sub-cellular vibrational features can be segregated utilizing fluorescent markers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Digital Harmonic LLC
    Inventors: Paul Reed SMITH, William G. NELSON, Shane G.W. MORRIS, Sandor SZALAY, Jonathan B. COULTER, Frederick M. SLAY, Eric K. PRITCHARD
  • Publication number: 20200016553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an in-line mixing apparatus and use therein for adding a polymer solution and dewatering an aqueous mineral suspension. Said method comprises statically mixing the aqueous mineral suspension with a poly(ethylene oxide) (co)polymer to form a dough-like material. The viscous mixture material is then dynamically mixed in an in-line reactor to reduce the mixture viscosity and to form microflocs and release water. Said method is particularly useful for the treatment of suspensions of particulate material, especially waste mineral slurries, especially for the treatment of tailings and other waste material resulting from mineral processing, in particular, the processing of oil sands tailings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Paul A. Gillis, Jason S. Moore, Billy G. Smith, Michael D. Cloeter, Michael K. Poindexter, Irfan Khan
  • Patent number: 10473641
    Abstract: The invention provides biomarker profiles of metabolites and methods for screening chemical compounds including pharmaceutical agents, lead and candidate drug compounds and other chemicals using human stem-like cells (hSLCs) or lineage-specific cells produced therefrom. The inventive methods are useful for testing toxicity, particularly developmental toxicity and detecting teratogenic effects of such chemical compounds. Specifically, a more predictive developmental toxicity model, based on an in vitro method that utilizes both hSLCs and metabolomics to discover biomarkers of developmental toxicity is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Stemina Biomarker Discovery, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. West, April M. Weir-Hauptman, Alan M. Smith, Elizabeth L. R. Donley, Gabriela G. Cezar
  • Patent number: 10464742
    Abstract: A high-pressure valve assembly is provided. The high-pressure aerator valve assembly includes an outer housing with front and back ends terminating a central passageway; a movable valve member having a one-piece unitary metal construction slidably engaged within the central passageway in the outer housing, the valve member having an enlarged head termination sealing the front end of the passageway. The assembly also includes a spring-loaded spring guide member also having a one-piece unitary metal construction which is fixed within the central passageway in the outer housing intermediate the front and back end and a wave spring having a predetermined spring constant for supplying spring tension to keep the moveable valve member sealed. Also included are operational sensors which include a linear shaft displacement counter for counting the number of times the valve member opens and closes; a vibration sensor, or accelerometer, for measuring vibration, a temperature sensor and/or an air pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Control Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry D. Tiffany, III, Paul S. Rose, Aaron G. Hall, Daniel S. Smith
  • Patent number: 10393196
    Abstract: An example system for disconnecting a driven member from a driving member is described. The system includes a vibration detection device configured to output vibration signals indicative of vibration levels of the driven member. The system also includes a controller including at least one processor. The controller is arranged to (i) determine that a vibration signal output by the vibration detection device satisfies a threshold condition and (ii) based at least on the determination that the vibration signal satisfies the threshold condition, trigger a mechanical disconnection of the driven member from the driving member by a mechanical disconnect device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Paul R. Smith, Victoria L. Garcia, Jerry E. Farstad, Kenneth B. Dunkelberg, Ernest H. Kanning, Kyle A. Peterson, Joel R. Will, Michel G. Malett
  • Patent number: 5231634
    Abstract: Access to a radio communications medium shared by at least two agents to provide peer-to-peer communication therebetween is controlled by sensing the communications medium at a first agent to determine if the communications medium is in use, transmitting from the first agent, if the first agent determines that the communications medium is not in use, a request-to-send message that includes reservation duration information, and receiving the request-to-sent message at a second agent. The second agent then transmits a clear-to-send message including reservation duration information on behalf of the first agent, after which the first agent then transmits information to the second agent while a reservation duration indicated by the reservation duration information has not elapsed. A possible third agent within receiving range of only one of the first and second agents is thereby guaranteed to receive the reservation duration information and is expected to observe the reservation according to rules disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Assignee: Proxim, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick R. Giles, Paul G. Smith