Patents by Inventor Randall Smith

Randall 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: 11074516
    Abstract: Dynamic generation and implementation of assignment mappings of data items in large data files to distributed processors to achieve objectives such as reduced overall processing time like. Any appropriate key (e.g., character string) can be identified or obtained for each data item in a data file and the file can be segmented into sequential data blocks, where each data block includes a set of data items. The data items in each of a first plurality of the blocks (e.g., sampled block set) may be initially sorted into one of a plurality of key ranges of a search space (each corresponding to a different respective processor) and analyses conducted on the data items totals in each key range. The key range boundaries can be adjusted by accounting for uncertainty in the sample estimates to more evenly distribute data items from all blocks sent to each processor and thereby achieve the objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall Smith, Suratna Budalakoti, Alan Wood
  • Publication number: 20210139978
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for detecting multiple different nucleotides in a sample. In particular, the disclosure provides for detection of multiple different nucleotides in a sample utilizing fewer detection moieties than the number of nucleotides being detected and/or fewer imaging events than the number of nucleotides being detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Robert C. Kain, Xiaohai Liu, Wenyi Feng, Bernard Hirschbein, Helmy A. Eltoukhy, Xiaolin Wu, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Jonathan Mark Boutell, Thomas Joseph, Randall Smith, Min-Jui Richard Shen, Carolyn Tregidgo, Kay Klausing
  • Publication number: 20210053831
    Abstract: Methods of forming solid carbon products include disposing a plurality of nanotubes in a press, and applying heat to the plurality of carbon nanotubes to form the solid carbon product. Further processing may include sintering the solid carbon product to form a plurality of covalently bonded carbon nanotubes. The solid carbon product includes a plurality of voids between the carbon nanotubes having a median minimum dimension of less than about 100 nm. Some methods include compressing a material comprising carbon nanotubes, heating the compressed material in a non-reactive environment to form covalent bonds between adjacent carbon nanotubes to form a sintered solid carbon product, and cooling the sintered solid carbon product to a temperature at which carbon of the carbon nanotubes do not oxidize prior to removing the resulting solid carbon product for further processing, shipping, or use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Dallas B. Noyes, Randall Smith
  • Patent number: 10900077
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for detecting multiple different nucleotides in a sample. In particular, the disclosure provides for detection of multiple different nucleotides in a sample utilizing fewer detection moieties than the number of nucleotides being detected and/or fewer imaging events than the number of nucleotides being detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert C. Kain, Xiaohai Liu, Wenyi Feng, Bernard Hirschbein, Helmy A. Eltoukhy, Xiaolin Wu, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Jonathan Mark Boutell, Thomas Joseph, Randall Smith, Min-Jui Richard Shen, Carolyn Tregidgo, Kay Klausing
  • Publication number: 20210003505
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a device comprising structure defining a detector surface configured for supporting biological or chemical substances, and a sensor array comprising light sensors and circuitry to transmit data signals using photons detected by the light sensors. The device can include one or more features for reducing fluorescence range noise in a detection band of the sensor array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Tracy H. FUNG, Poorya SABOUNCHI, Bernard HIRSCHBEIN, Joseph PINTO, Tarun KHURANA, Randall SMITH, Wenyi FENG
  • Patent number: 10883937
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a device comprising structure defining a detector surface configured for supporting biological or chemical substances, and a sensor array comprising light sensors and circuitry to transmit data signals using photons detected by the light sensors. The device can include one or more features for reducing fluorescence range noise in a detection band of the sensor array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Tracy H. Fung, Poorya Sabounchi, Bernard Hirschbein, Joseph Pinto, Tarun Khurana, Randall Smith, Wenyi Feng
  • Patent number: 10879855
    Abstract: Disclosed is a configurable dual vacuum tube triode amplifier. The amplifier comprises two vacuum tube triodes and a user configurable switching component. The user configurable switching component can be positioned into at least a first position and a second position to modify an arrangement of the two vacuum tube triodes to provide varying tonal characteristics of the amplifier. Positioning the user configurable switching component in the first position arranges the two vacuum tube triodes in a cascode configuration to achieve a tonal characteristic of a vacuum tube pentode. Positioning the multi-position user switch in the second position arranges the two vacuum tube triodes in either a single vacuum tube triode configuration to achieve a tonal characteristic of a single vacuum tube triode operating alone or two vacuum tube triodes operating in a parallel configuration to achieve the tonal characteristics of two vacuum tube triodes operating in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MESA/Boogie Ltd
    Inventor: Randall Smith
  • Publication number: 20200340046
    Abstract: An array includes a support including a plurality of discrete wells, a gel material positioned in each of the plurality of discrete wells, and a quality control tracer grafted to the gel material in each of the plurality of discrete wells. The quality control tracer comprises (a) a cleavable nucleotide sequence comprising a cleavage site and (b) a detectable label; and in some aspects, is a cleavable nucleotide sequence with a detectable label and a non-reactive nucleotide sequence or a primer nucleotide sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Peyton Shieh, John M. Beierle, Michael S. Graige, Alexander Fuhrmann, Randall Smith, Wei Wei, Naiqian Zhan
  • Patent number: 10815124
    Abstract: Methods of forming solid carbon products include disposing a plurality of nanotubes in a press, and applying heat to the plurality of carbon nanotubes to form the solid carbon product. Further processing may include sintering the solid carbon product to form a plurality of covalently bonded carbon nanotubes. The solid carbon product includes a plurality of voids between the carbon nanotubes having a median minimum dimension of less than about 100 nm. Some methods include compressing a material comprising carbon nanotubes, heating the compressed material in a non-reactive environment to form covalent bonds between adjacent carbon nanotubes to form a sintered solid carbon product, and cooling the sintered solid carbon product to a temperature at which carbon of the carbon nanotubes do not oxidize prior to removing the resulting solid carbon product for further processing, shipping, or use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Seerstone LLC
    Inventors: Dallas B. Noyes, Randall Smith
  • Patent number: 10809778
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system enclosure may include a plurality of slots, each slot configured to receive an information handling system and a rack tile airflow controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of slots. The rack tile airflow controller may be configured to receive from each information handling system an indication of an individual airflow consumption of the information handling systems, aggregate the individual airflow consumptions of the information handling systems to determine a total enclosure-level airflow, and communicate one or more control signals to an active floor tile in fluid communication with the information handling system enclosure, the active floor tile including one or more air movers, and the one or more control signals for controlling a tile airflow generated by the one or more air movers in accordance with the total enclosure-level airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Robert B. Curtis, Randall Smith
  • Publication number: 20200166461
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a device comprising structure defining a detector surface configured for supporting biological or chemical substances, and a sensor array comprising light sensors and circuitry to transmit data signals using photons detected by the light sensors. The device can include one or more features for reducing fluorescence range noise in a detection band of the sensor array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Tracy H. Fung, Poorya SABOUNCHI, Bernard HIRSCHBEIN, Joseph PINTO, Tarun KHURANA, Randall SMITH, Wenyi FENG
  • Patent number: 10551317
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a device comprising structure defining a detector surface configured for supporting biological or chemical substances, and a sensor array comprising light sensors and circuitry to transmit data signals using photons detected by the light sensors. The device can include one or more features for reducing fluorescence range noise in a detection band of the sensor array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Tracy H. Fung, Poorya Sabounchi, Bernard Hirschbein, Joseph Pinto, Tarun Khurana, Randall Smith, Wenyi Feng
  • Publication number: 20200009556
    Abstract: An interposer for a flow cell comprises a base layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The base layer comprises black polyethylene terephthalate (PET). A first adhesive layer is disposed on the first surface of the base layer. The first adhesive layer comprises methyl acrylic adhesive. A second adhesive layer is disposed on the second surface of the base layer. The second adhesive layer comprises methyl acrylic adhesive. A plurality of microfluidic channels extends through each of the base layer, the first adhesive layer, and the second adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: ILLUMINA, Inc.
    Inventors: Maxwell Zimmerley, LiangLiang Qiang, M. Shane Bowen, Steven H. Modiano, Dajun Yuan, Randall Smith, Arthur J. Pitera, Hai Quang Tran, Gerald Kreindl
  • Publication number: 20190359488
    Abstract: A method of reducing a carbon oxide to a lower oxidation state by providing a solution of a metal acetate in a solvent in a reaction vessel, evaporating the solvent to leave a film of the metal acetate on an interior surface of the reaction vessel, and reacting a carbon oxide with a gaseous reducing agent in the reaction vessel to produce a solid carbon product on the metal acetate is disclosed. Another method includes dispersing particles in a gas. The particles include a solution of a metal acetate in a solvent. The solvent is evaporated to form particles including the metal acetate. An apparatus includes a capillary tube configured to receive and emit a solution, an electrode, and a voltage source connected to the capillary tube, the voltage source having a higher potential than the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Randall Smith, Dallas B. Noyes
  • Publication number: 20190352327
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to methods of preparation of templates for polynucleotide sequencing. In particular, the disclosure relates to linearization of clustered polynucleotides in preparation for sequencing by cleavage of one or more first strands of double-stranded polynucleotides immobilized on a solid support by a transition metal complex, for example, a palladium complex or a nickel complex. Further disclosure relate to linearization of clustered polynucleotides by cleaving one or more second strands of double double-stranded polynucleotides immobilized on a solid support comprising azobenzene linker by Na2S2O4. Nucleotides and oligonucleotides comprising a 3? phosphate moiety blocking group, and methods of removing the same using a fluoride reagent are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Xiaolin Wu, Randall Smith, Peyton Shieh, John M. Beierle, Wayne N. George, Elliot John Lawrence, Jie Mao, Xiaohai Liu
  • Publication number: 20190264279
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for detecting multiple different nucleotides in a sample. In particular, the disclosure provides for detection of multiple different nucleotides in a sample utilizing fewer detection moieties than the number of nucleotides being detected and/or fewer imaging events than the number of nucleotides being detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Kain, Xiaohai Liu, Wenyi Feng, Bernard Hirschbein, Helmy A. Eltoukhy, Xiaolin Wu, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Jonathan Mark Boutell, Thomas Joseph, Randall Smith, Min-Jui Richard Shen, Carolyn Tregidgo, Kay Klausing
  • Publication number: 20190236474
    Abstract: Dynamic generation and implementation of assignment mappings of data items in large data files to distributed processors to achieve objectives such as reduced overall processing time like. Any appropriate key (e.g., character string) can be identified or obtained for each data item in a data file and the file can be segmented into sequential data blocks, where each data block includes a set of data items. The data items in each of a first plurality of the blocks (e.g., sampled block set) may be initially sorted into one of a plurality of key ranges of a search space (each corresponding to a different respective processor) and analyses conducted on the data items totals in each key range. The key range boundaries can be adjusted by accounting for uncertainty in the sample estimates to more evenly distribute data items from all blocks sent to each processor and thereby achieve the objective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: RANDALL SMITH, SURATNA BUDALAKOTI, ALAN WOOD
  • Patent number: 10358907
    Abstract: A wellbore wall contact measuring instrument includes an instrument housing configured to move along an interior of a wellbore. A wall contact sensor arm is connected to the housing through a first biasing device to urge the wall contact sensor arm outwardly from the instrument housing. A second biasing device is coupled between the instrument housing and the sensor arm. A wall contact well logging sensor is disposed at an end of the wall contact sensor arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Julien Toniolo, Randall Smith
  • Publication number: 20190204226
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a device comprising structure defining a detector surface configured for supporting biological or chemical substances, and a sensor array comprising light sensors and circuitry to transmit data signals using photons detected by the light sensors. The device can include one or more features for reducing fluorescence range noise in a detection band of the sensor array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy H. FUNG, Poorya SABOUNCHI, Bernard HIRSCHBEIN, Joseph PINTO, Tarun KHURANA, Randall SMITH, Wenyi FENG
  • Patent number: 10287629
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for detecting multiple different nucleotides in a sample. In particular, the disclosure provides for detection of multiple different nucleotides in a sample utilizing fewer detection moieties than the number of nucleotides being detected and/or fewer imaging events than the number of nucleotides being detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Kain, Xiaohai Liu, Wenyi Feng, Bernard Hirschbein, Helmy A. Eltoukhy, Xiaolin Wu, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Jonathan Mark Boutell, Thomas Joseph, Randall Smith, Min-Jui Richard Shen, Carolyn Tregidgo, Kay Klausing