Patents by Inventor Peter L. Smith

Peter L. 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: 20220365106
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods, devices and systems for associating consumable data with an assay consumable used in a biological assay. Provided are assay systems and associated consumables, wherein the assay system adjusts one or more steps of an assay protocol based on consumable data specific for that consumable. Various types of consumable data are described, as well as methods of using such data in the conduct of an assay by an assay system. The present invention also relates to consumables (e.g., kits and reagent containers), software, data deployable bundles, computer-readable media, loading carts, instruments, systems, and methods, for performing automated biological assays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Manish KOCHAR, Peter J. BOSCO, Ian D. CHAMBERLIN, Bandele JEFFREY-COKER, Eric M. JONES, Gary I. KRIVOY, Don E. KRUEGER, Aaron H. LEIMKUEHLER, Pei-Ming WU, Kim-Xuan NGUYEN, Pankaj OBEROI, Louis W. PANG, Jennifer PARKER, Victor PELLICIER, Nicholas SAMMONS, George SIGAL, Jacob N. WOHLSTADTER, Michael L. VOCK, Stanley T. SMITH, Carl C. STEVENS, Rodger D. OSBORNE, Kenneth E. PAGE, Michael T. WADE, Jon WILLOUGHBY, Lei WANG
  • Publication number: 20220349168
    Abstract: A plumbing fixture includes a sump and a trapway extending from sump at an inlet of the trapway. A jet orifice is disposed in the trapway at approximately the inlet and defines an angled axis that is oriented upwardly toward an upper wall of the trapway and rearwardly toward an interior of the trapway. The jet orifice is configured to direct fluid from a fluid supply source to the trapway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew L. Smith, Lawrence E. Duwell, Donald G. Bogenschuetz, Billy Jack Ahola, Peter W. Swart, Scott R. Krebs
  • Publication number: 20220333534
    Abstract: An assembly is provided for a turbine engine with a flowpath. This turbine engine assembly includes a fuel injection system. The fuel injection system includes a first fuel injector and a second fuel injector. The fuel injection system is configured to provide the first fuel injector with first fuel and provide the second fuel injector with second fuel. The first fuel may be or include ammonia. The second fuel is different than the first fuel. The second fuel may be or include hydrogen gas. The first fuel injector is configured to direct the first fuel into the flowpath for combustion. The second fuel injector is configured to direct the second fuel into the flowpath for combustion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Lance L. Smith, Timothy S. Snyder, Jeffrey M. Cohen, Peter Cocks, Sean C. Emerson
  • Publication number: 20220299205
    Abstract: A turbo-expanding cracking assembly includes a plurality of stages each including a rotating blade coupled to an output shaft and a fixed stator, at least one heat exchanger configured to transfer heat to an ammonia containing fuel flow, and a catalyst that is configured to decompose an ammonia containing fuel flow into a flow containing hydrogen (H2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Malcolm MacDonald, Sean C. Emerson, Brian M. Holley, Lance L. Smith, Peter Cocks
  • Publication number: 20220289861
    Abstract: Provided herein are antibodies and methods of use thereof. The antibodies as disclosed herein bind to CD163+ on cells, such as on macrophages. These antibodies can be used in methods of treatment, such as methods of treating cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Kamal D. Puri, Siddarth Chandrasekaran, Melissa L. Conerly, Peter Probst, Tyrel T. Smith, Mark E. Branum, Randi M. Simmons
  • Patent number: 11421413
    Abstract: A plumbing fixture includes a sump and a trapway extending from sump at an inlet of the trapway. A jet orifice is disposed in the trapway at approximately the inlet and defines an angled axis that is oriented upwardly toward an upper wall of the trapway and rearwardly toward an interior of the trapway. The jet orifice is configured to direct fluid from a fluid supply source to the trapway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew L. Smith, Lawrence E. Duwell, Donald G. Bogenschuetz, Billy Jack Ahola, Peter W. Swart, Scott R. Krebs
  • Patent number: 11419716
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve may include a collapsible and expandable stent extending in a flow direction between a proximal end and a distal end, a cuff attached to an annulus section of the stent and having an outer surface facing in a radial direction orthogonal to the flow direction, a plurality of prosthetic valve leaflets attached to the cuff, and a sealing structure attached to the annulus section of the stent at an inner edge of the sealing structure. The flow direction may be defined from the proximal end toward the distal end. The sealing structure may have an outer edge remote from the inner edge. The sealing structure may have a collapsed condition with the outer edge disposed adjacent the outer surface of the cuff and an expanded condition with the outer edge spaced apart from the outer surface of the cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Kent J. Smith, Andrea L. McCarthy, Mina S. Fahim
  • Patent number: 11401132
    Abstract: A cord management system for a cabinet or other similar furniture, appliances, or other applications include a conduit. A cord management weight is disposed within the conduit. The cord management weight includes a cord receiving portion and a weight locking feature. The cord receiving portion is configured to receive a portion of an electrical cord of an electronic device. The weight locking feature is configured to selectively prevent translational movement of the cord management weight within the conduit. The cord management weight is configured to be selectively retracted into the conduit and locked into position within the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Smith, Billy Jack Ahola, Alexander V. LeTourneau, Scott R. Krebs, Lawrence E. Duwell, Donald G. Bogenschuetz, Peter William Swart
  • Patent number: 7257274
    Abstract: A system and method for scaling raster image data in multiple directions. One embodiment of the present invention comprises obtaining input scan lines containing a raster image and obtaining at least one scaling value. The method involves a process for altering the length of the scan lines to produce modified scan lines. The method also involves the generation of a plurality of masks, wherein the masks comprise a number of selected bits, and wherein the number of selected bits is based on the scaling value. The method processes sequences of the modified scan lines with individual masks to produce a plurality of output scan lines. The output scan lines are configured to form a raster image having a modified scale in multiple directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kent M. Brothers, Peter L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20030128374
    Abstract: A system and method for scaling raster image data in multiple directions. One embodiment of the present invention comprises obtaining input scan lines containing a raster image and obtaining at least one scaling value. The method involves a process for altering the length of the scan lines to produce modified scan lines. The method also involves the generation of a plurality of masks, wherein the masks comprise a number of selected bits, and wherein the number of selected bits is based on the scaling value. The method processes sequences of the modified scan lines with individual masks to produce a plurality of output scan lines. The output scan lines are configured to form a raster image having a modified scale in multiple directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Applicant: Creo Inc.
    Inventors: Kent M. Brothers, Peter L. Smith
  • Patent number: 5691180
    Abstract: .beta.1,4-N-acetyl-galactosamine-transferase catalyzes the addition of N-acetyl-galactosamine in .beta.1,4-linkage to subterminal galactose substituted with an .alpha.2,3-linked N-acetyl-neuraminic acid residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: John B. Lowe, Peter L. Smith
  • Patent number: 5438678
    Abstract: A self-powered intelligent computer accessory device has a serial data input port and a parallel data output port and is used for interconnection from computer to computer and between a computer and a peripheral device. The accessory device uses a full wave diode bridge to generate bipolar supply voltages referenced to ground from the serial data port to power a microprocessor of the accessory device. A power extraction circuit is provided on the output side of the microprocessor for extracting power from standard pull-up resistors within the peripheral device to power an output buffer circuit. The period of time in which power is extracted from the pullup resistors is maximized by using an enable control signal from the microprocessor to ensure that the output buffer circuit is only driving the external peripheral device during the output data strobe sequence and at all other times is not consuming power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Inventor: Peter L. Smith
  • Patent number: 5376787
    Abstract: In a mass spectrometer, an aperture defining a beam path to a particle detector (4) is defined by a fixed aperture (5) and a cover (6) mounted on respective carriage assemblies (50,49) running along a beam 46. When a shaft (36) drives carriage (50), a rod (22) on carriage (49) is engaged by an end of a slot (21) of carriage (50), so that both carriages can be moved to a desired aperture location. After reaching this position, carriage (50) may be moved in the opposite direction, within a range defined by the length of the slot (22), without causing movement of carriage (49), to vary the amount by which member (6) covers member (5) and to thereby define a desired aperture width. A plurality of carriages can be coupled to one another in this manner to form a chain of apertures whose positions and widths may be varied independently using a single drive shaft (36). The fixed aperture (5) and cover ( 6) may be replaced by a pair of opposed aperture-edge defining members in the same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: Fisons plc
    Inventor: Peter L. Smith
  • Patent number: 4691612
    Abstract: An accessory for a drum pedal assembly is disclosed which adjusts the distribution of weight acting on the rotatory element whereby the balance point of the stroke of the beater element as well as rotational forces influencing the character of the beater stroke may be altered. The means for adjustment comprise a cylindrical weight with a rod extending axially which is rotatively carried by a beater stem mount to which it is adjustably secured. By adjusting the extention and orientation of the cylindrical weight, the attack, response and swing of the beater is affected thereby overcoming inherent problems found in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Inventor: Peter L. Smith
  • Patent number: 4567808
    Abstract: A foot-operated bass drum pedal is disclosed with an axial means which rolls toward and away from the bass drum head. Means comprise of a shaft with pinions which rolls in a straight line along a horizontal plane provided by pinion racks resting in platforms supported by vertical standards. The shaft with pinions rolls toward the bass drum by depression of a pedal via linkage and rolls away from the bass drum by release of the pedal via tension springs thereby co-axially and cycloidally rotating a beater in and out of a vertical strike position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Inventor: Peter L. Smith
  • Patent number: 4513413
    Abstract: A telephone communication method provides simultaneous duplex channels between respective pairs of stations over a single wire pair highway by frequency division multiplexing. Each duplex channel has a predetermined pair of carrier frequencies, but only carrier frequency pairs of channels in use for communication are present in the highway at any time. On initiating a call, a station seeks for a free channel and reserves it by generating the "go" carrier of the free channel modulated with the call sign of the desired station, and also generating an alert signal. Quiescent stations respond to the alert by seeking a "go" carrier with call sign data and, on identifying their own call sign, generating the corresponding return carrier to set up the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1985
    Assignee: Racal Acoustics Limited
    Inventors: Anthony G. Gorman, Peter L. Smith, Paul Q. Barrett
  • Patent number: D292879
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Assignee: Product Pak (Australia) Pty. Limited
    Inventor: Peter L. Smith