Patents by Inventor R. Smith

R. 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: 20190376222
    Abstract: Washing machine appliances and methods of operating a washing machine appliance, for instance, during a spin cycle are provided herein. The washing machine appliance may include a tub, a basket, a nozzle, a measurement device mounted to the tub, a motor, a drain pump, and a controller. The basket may be rotatably mounted within the tub. The nozzle may be in fluid communication with the tub to selectively flow liquid thereto. The motor may be in mechanical communication with the basket to selectively rotate the basket within the tub. The drain pump may be in fluid communication with the tub to selectively motivate wash fluid therefrom. The controller may be operative communication with the measurement device, the motor, and the drain pump. The controller may be configured to initiate a washing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: James Quentin Pollett, Darrin R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190376224
    Abstract: Washing machine appliances and methods of operating a pump thereof are provided herein. The washing machine appliance may include a tub, a basket, a nozzle, a measurement device mounted to the tub, a motor, a drain pump, and a controller. The basket may be rotatably mounted within the tub. The nozzle may be in fluid communication with the tub to selectively flow liquid thereto. The motor may be in mechanical communication with the basket to selectively rotate the basket within the tub. The drain pump may be in fluid communication with the tub to selectively motivate wash fluid therefrom. The controller may be operative communication with the measurement device, the motor, and the drain pump. The controller may be configured to initiate a washing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: James Quentin Pollett, Darrin R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190377084
    Abstract: A single frequency, or very narrow frequency band, microwave imaging system is described herein. A microwave imaging system can include an array transmitter; an array receiver; and a computing device that receives signals detected from the array receiver, transforms the signals received by the array receiver into independent spatial measurements, constructs an image using the independent spatial measurements, and outputs a reconstructed image. The array transmitter and the array receiver may each have a plurality of independently controllable metasurface resonant elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Sleasman, Laura Pulido Mancera, Jonah Gollub, Michael Boyarsky, Thomas Fromenteze, Seyedmohammadreza Faghih Imani, David R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10501900
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a portable sign for removable disposition about a traffic control device, and methods of making and using such a portable sign, whereby the portable sign includes a sleeve having sleeve outer and inner surfaces, the sleeve inner surface defining a sleeve opening configured to removably receive the traffic control device; a panel coupled to the sleeve in overlaying engagement; and an information-conveying indicium coupled to the panel, for example an information-conveying indicium associated with the traffic control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Halo Covers, LLC
    Inventors: Richard F. Johnson, Bradley R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190372234
    Abstract: A metasurface antenna can be configured to focus a paraxial beam, such as a Gaussian beam, on a target within a Fresnel zone region. The focused beam can be used to wirelessly deliver power to the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Guy S. Lipworth, David R. Smith, Yaroslav Urzhumov, Okan Yurduseven
  • Publication number: 20190367111
    Abstract: A load transporting apparatus is configured to move a load bearing frame carrying a load over a base surface. A support foot provides a first load bearing surface. A lift mechanism during a step operation raises the support foot off of the base surface, lowers the support foot onto the base surface, and raise the load off of the base surface. A first travel mechanism moves the lift mechanism and attached load along a non-linear horizontal path and a second travel mechanism moves the lift mechanism along a different horizontal path. A control system operates the first travel mechanism and the second travel mechanism to move the lift mechanism along a selected horizontal path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Entro Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Harlan B. SMITH, Shawn R. Smith, Jason Ross, Raymond Rafe Rouse
  • Publication number: 20190365307
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to uroflowmeters and methods for processing data generated therefrom. In one aspect, the uroflowmeter is a handheld device. The uroflowmeter includes a handle, a flow chamber coupled to the handle, and a sensor associated with the flow chamber that detects a parameter of urine received in the flow chamber. The uroflowmeter may include both reusable and disposable components. As a uroflowmeter it can identify and record data corresponding to the rate of flow over the measured duration of a void of urine, but may also timestamp the voiding act and communicate the data to an external data collection center for additional analysis and incorporation into a comprehensive voiding report or voiding diary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Brent Laing, John Green, Paul R. Johnson, Robert John Smith, Robert Edwin Schneider, Magnus Hargis, Elise Geolat Edson, Elizabeth A. O'Brien, Joe Kapushion
  • Publication number: 20190365308
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods and systems for generating a void profile for user void events. The method includes receiving by a processing element a plurality of outputs from a fluid level sensor corresponding to a plurality of levels of fluid flowing through a voiding device during a flow event; determining by the processing element a beginning and an end time of the fluid flow into the voiding device during the flow event; analyzing the plurality of outputs of the fluid level sensor over a time interval defined by the beginning and end time of the fluid flow to determine at least one of a fluid flow rate data and an accumulated volume data for the fluid flowing through the voiding device; and storing the fluid flow rate data and the accumulated flow volume data in a memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Brent Laing, John Green, Paul R. Johnson, Robert John Smith, Robert Edwin Schneider, Magnus Hargis, Elise Geolat Edson, Elizabeth A. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190367152
    Abstract: A wing includes: an inner end configured to be coupled to a fuselage of an aircraft; an inboard section extending from the inner end; a fixed leading edge of the inboard section having a drooped contour positioned along at least a portion thereof; and an outboard section extending from the inboard section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert Hoffenberg, Adam P. Malachowski, Bonnie R. Smith, Eric E. Adamson
  • Publication number: 20190371457
    Abstract: Systems and methods may use healthcare protocols for use with distributed ledger technology. The healthcare protocols may be used to, among other things, classify event data items as distributed ledger data items such that record of such classified event data items may be stored in a distributed ledger. Further, the healthcare protocols may be modified over time, and record of such modifications may also be stored in a distributed ledger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy D. Paffel, Michael D. Ryan, Jake Schutz, Tracy E. Kootsikas, Kurt R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190365306
    Abstract: The test lab set-up includes a test flow bench for mounting one or more test devices, an adjustable nozzle for simulating urine flow, and a sensor for collecting data associated with the simulated urine flowing through the test device(s). A computing device for measuring and/or calculating various parameters associated with the simulated urine flow may also be included. The test device may have a shape corresponding to a handheld uroflowmeter subject to testing. The angle of the adjustable nozzle may be adjusted to test for various angles of urine flow. Similarly, the angle, pitch, and roll of the test device may be adjusted to test for various angles at which a uroflowmeter is held. As fluid flows through the test device, the sensor collects information such as, for example, flow rate, duration, volume, and the like. The sensor transmits the data collected to a computing device for additional processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Brent Laing, John Green, Paul R. Johnson, Robert John Smith, Robert Edwin Schneider, Magnus Hargis, Elise Geolat Edson, Elizabeth A. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10493288
    Abstract: Various configurations of systems that employ leadless electrodes to provide pacing therapy are provided. In one example, a system that provides multiple sites for pacing of myocardium of a heart includes wireless pacing electrodes that are implantable at sites proximate the myocardium using a percutaneous, transluminal, catheter delivery system. Each of the electrodes contains a source of electrical energy for pacing the myocardium and is adapted to receive electromagnetic energy from a source outside the myocardium. The system also includes a source adapted for placement outside the myocardium and that uses locally measured electrocardiograms to synchronize pacing of the heart by sending electromagnetic commands to the electrodes to pace the myocardium surrounding the electrodes. Also disclosed is various configurations of such systems, wireless electrode assemblies, and delivery catheters for delivering and implanting the electrode assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Hastings, William J. Drasler, Daniel M. Lafontaine, Anupama Sadasiva, Scott R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10493923
    Abstract: A vehicle seat having a vehicle seat hook assembly for hanging an associated object on the vehicle seat includes a seat back having a front side, a rear side, and an upper distal portion and a headrest moveably secured to the upper distal portion for movement between a headrest retracted position and a headrest extended position. A seat hook is disposed on the seat back and is moveable between a seat hook retracted or collapsed position and a seat hook extended or sprung position. Movement of the headrest from the headrest retracted position to the headrest extended position causes movement of the seat hook from the seat hook retracted position to the seat hook extended position and movement of the headrest from the headrest extended position to the headrest retracted position causes movement of the seat hook from the seat hook extended position to the seat hook retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Frank D. Moburg, Yuri A. Starik, Joan R. Smith, Andrew E. Barrow, Jeffrey H. Scheurer, II, Adam M. Parker, Andrea S. Martin, Samuel D. Goodrow
  • Patent number: 10498755
    Abstract: A computing device computes a risk score for a user using a device based on a peer group identifier. Network activity measures characterize use of the device by the user. For each unique peer group identifier included in netflow records, a mean value is computed of each network activity measure. For each unique IP address and user identifier combination included in the netflow records, the mean value of each network activity measure is selected for a peer group identifier of the user; a risk score is computed by comparing each network activity measure for the unique IP address and user identifier combination to the selected mean value for the respective network activity measure; and when the risk score exceeds a predefined alert threshold, a high risk alert indicator is set indicating that the device is being used in an anomalous manner relative to other devices monitored by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Bryan C. Harris, Glen R. Goodwin, Sean Riley Dyer, Alexius Kofi Ameyaw Boakye, Jr., Christopher Francis Smith, Pankaj Ramesh Telang, Damian Tane Herrick, Edwin Kenton Brown, Justin Conrad Fleck
  • Patent number: 10494474
    Abstract: An article of manufacture includes a zinc sulfide layer and a coupling agent adhered to the zinc sulfide layer by a disulfide bond. The coupling agent comprises a functional group extending from the zinc sulfide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas M. Deppert, David R. Smith, William C. Mollberg, Brian J. Zelinski
  • Publication number: 20190361965
    Abstract: Generating a textual description of an image includes classifying an image represented by image data into a domain-specific category, and segmenting one or more elements in the image data based on the domain-specific category. Each element of the one or more elements is compared to a domain-independent model to detect one or more statistical anomalies in the one or more elements. The one or more detected statistical anomalies are characterized using one or more domain-independent text phrases. The one or more domain-independent text phrases are converted to one or more domain-specific descriptions based upon the domain-specific category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan H. Connell, II, Sharathchandra Pankanti, John R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190362611
    Abstract: A system that stores information indicative of real-time locations of a wearable alert devices, receives information indicative of a potentially dangerous condition in a geographic area, determines which of the wearable alert devices are in the geographic area, and outputs alerts for transmittal to the wearable alert devices in the geographic area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Joel N. Myers, Lachlan Myers, Michael R. Root, Michael R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190359720
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions and methods related to antigen binding proteins that bind to human ST2, including antibodies. In particular embodiments, the disclosure provides fully human anti-ST2 antibodies and derivatives and variants thereof. Further provided are nucleic acids encoding such antibodies and antibody fragments, variants, and derivatives. Also, provided are methods of making and using such antibodies including methods of treating and preventing autoimmune and inflammatory disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Amgen Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk E. SMITH, Ian FOLTZ, Chadwick T. KING, Ai Ching LIM, Rutilio CLARK, Michael R. COMEAU, Randal R. KETCHEM, Donghui SHI, Xiaoshan MIN, Zhulun WANG
  • Publication number: 20190362612
    Abstract: A system that stores a user profile that associates a wearable alert device with a user and includes contact information for an emergency contact, receives information indicative of a real-time location of the wearable alert device and information indicating that the user of the wearable alert device is potentially experiencing an abnormal physiological condition, and outputs an alert for transmittal to the emergency contact that includes an indication that the user is potentially experiencing the abnormal physiological condition and the real-time location of the wearable alert device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Joel N. Myers, Lachlan Myers, Michael R. Root, Michael R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10488244
    Abstract: A self-filling graduated cylinder system for efficiently filling a graduated cylinder with a chemical solution. The self-filling graduated cylinder system generally includes a graduated cylinder having an interior, an upper end, an upper opening in the upper end a lower end opposite of the upper end, and a check valve attached to the graduated cylinder near the lower end of the graduated cylinder. The check valve is adapted to allow a liquid chemical to flow upwardly through the check valve into the graduated cylinder and to prevent the liquid chemical within the interior of the graduated cylinder from flowing downwardly through the check valve. A vacuum device is fluidly connected to the graduated cylinder to draw the liquid chemical upwardly to an upper level within the graduated cylinder. Alternatively, a pump device pumps liquid chemical into the graduated cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Cleaning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Krause, Patrick A. Fredrickson, Kenneth R. Smith