Patents by Inventor Richard D. Smith

Richard D. 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: 11366154
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes functional logic therein that can be enabled by application of a predefined thermal cycle. The IC includes an enabling fuse operatively coupled to the functional logic, the functional logic being disabled unless enabled by activation of the enabling fuse. A set of thermal sensors are arranged in a physically distributed manner through at least a portion of the IC. A test control macro operatively couples to the set of thermal sensors and the enabling fuse for activating the enabling fuse to enable the functional logic in response to application of a thermal cycle that causes the set of thermal sensors to sequentially experience a thermal condition matching a thermal sequence enabling test. A related method and system for applying the predefined thermal cycle are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES U.S. INC.
    Inventors: Sebastian T. Ventrone, Richard S. Graf, Ezra D. B. Hall, Jack R. Smith
  • Patent number: 11368315
    Abstract: A processor of a device may provision a component of the device with a digital signature algorithm and an authentication key algorithm and/or server-provisioned private and/or public keys. The processor may generate one or more private keys and public keys and/or store them in a secure memory of the device. The processor may transmit the generated public keys to an owner server and receive a pedigree document in response, which may be signed with the private key. The owner server may determine a change in an ownership of the device and append the pedigree document in an immutable fashion in response to the determining to reflect the change in the ownership and/or sign the appended pedigree document with a private key. A chain of ownership of the device is verifiable using only information contained within the appended pedigree document and rooted in the processor itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: VERIDIFY SECURITY INC.
    Inventors: Derek A. Atkins, Brian A. Marks, Louis M. Parks, Richard D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20220178476
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments of locator systems and methods for hose clamps are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a locator tab for a hose clamp includes a main body, a clamp end, and at least one flange. The main body includes a crossbar having opposing first and second ends, a first leg extending from the first end, and a second leg extending from the second end. The clamp end extends from the main body and is configured to be secured to a hose. The at least one flange extends from the main body and is configured to retain a band of the hose clamp between the at least one flange and the crossbar until the band is tightened around the hose. The crossbar is non-parallel to the band when the band is retained between the at least one flange and the crossbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Joshua B. SMITH, Marc D. BULLARD, Watkins CROCKETT, Richard BAEHR
  • Publication number: 20220152947
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for fabricating composite parts. The method includes subdividing a laminate into zones, laying up tows of fiber reinforced material for the laminate over a layup mandrel via multiple laminations such that each lamination head applies tows in a different zone, and splicing the zones together to form the laminate during the laying up of the tows while moving the layup mandrel in a process direction during fabrication of the composite parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel R. Smith, Darrell D. Jones, Michael Kenneth-Que Louie, Richard Allen Miller, II, Jordan Seth Erickson
  • Publication number: 20220136999
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for ion manipulations, including ion trapping, transfer, and mobility separations, using traveling waves (TW) formed by continuous alternating current (AC) are disclosed. An apparatus for ion manipulation includes a surface to which are coupled a first plurality of continuous electrodes and a second plurality of segmented electrodes. The second plurality of segmented electrodes is arranged in longitudinal sets between or adjacent to the first plurality of electrodes. An RF voltage applied to adjacent electrodes of the first plurality of electrodes is phase shifted by approximately 180° to confine ions within the apparatus. An AC voltage waveform applied to adjacent electrodes within a longitudinal set of the second plurality of segmented electrodes is phase shifted on the adjacent electrodes by 1°-359° to move ions longitudinally through the apparatus for separation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Venkata BS Garimella, Ahmed M. Hamid, Yehia M. Ibrahim, Richard D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20220080420
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems for biochemical analysis, including compositions and methods for processing and analysis of small cell populations and biological samples (e.g., a robotically controlled chip-based nanodroplet platform). In particular aspects, the methods described herein can reduce total processing volumes from conventional volumes to nanoliter volumes within a single reactor vessel (e.g., within a single droplet reactor) while minimizing losses, such as due to sample evaporation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Ryan T. Kelly, Ying Zhu, Richard D. Smith
  • Patent number: 11209393
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for ion manipulations, including ion trapping, transfer, and mobility separations, using traveling waves (TW) formed by continuous alternating current (AC) are disclosed. An apparatus for ion manipulation includes a surface to which are coupled a first plurality of continuous electrodes and a second plurality of segmented electrodes. The second plurality of segmented electrodes is arranged in longitudinal sets between or adjacent to the first plurality of electrodes. An RF voltage applied to adjacent electrodes of the first plurality of electrodes is phase shifted by approximately 180° to confine ions within the apparatus. An AC voltage waveform applied to adjacent electrodes within a longitudinal set of the second plurality of segmented electrodes is phase shifted on the adjacent electrodes by 1°-359° to move ions longitudinally through the apparatus for separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Venkata B S Garimella, Ahmed M. Hamid, Yehia M. Ibrahim, Richard D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210351003
    Abstract: Methods include directing a group of ions through a separation region of an ion manipulation apparatus, separating the group of ions in the separation region based on ion mobility, selecting a subset of the group of ions based on a dependence between ion mobility and ion arrival time of the separated ions at a deposition switch of the ion manipulation apparatus, and depositing the selected subset of ions on a substrate. Related systems and ion manipulation apparatus are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods and system that provide concurrent ion accumulation and ion separation in coupled and switchable electrode regions using traveling wave electric fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Sandilya V.B. Garimella, Yehia M. Ibrahim, Ailin Li, Richard D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210322405
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for compositions and methods of treating cancer. In some embodiments, PTPN11 is targeted with and anti-PTPN11 drug, such as a Shp2 inhibitor (e.g., SHP099). In some embodiments, other upregulated, hyperphosphorylated, or hyperacetylated target proteins are inhibited or targeted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Li Ding, Song Cao, Yige Wu, Alla Karpova, Liang-Bo Wang, Milan Chheda, Feng Chen, Ramaswamy Govindan, Albert Kim, Michael Gillette, Steven Carr, Shankha Satpathy, Tao Liu, Karin D. Rodland, Richard D. Smith
  • Patent number: 11147379
    Abstract: A chair comprises a seat and a backrest carried between opposite frame sides each with a backrest support, a front leg and a rear leg. The seat comprises an upholstered seat cushion disposed on the seat. The upholstered seat cushion comprising a cushion layer carried by a backing and covered by a layer of upholstery. The layer of upholstery extends over the cushion layer and the backing, and wraps around a perimeter of the backing. A snap connection attaches the backing of the upholstered seat cushion to the seat. The snap connection comprises resilient hooks extending from backing of the seat cushion and into holes in the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Mity-Lite, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Smith, Matthew Pectol
  • Patent number: 11123732
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems for biochemical analysis, including compositions and methods for processing and analysis of small cell populations and biological samples (e.g., a robotically controlled chip-based nanodroplet platform). In particular aspects, the methods described herein can reduce total processing volumes from conventional volumes to nanoliter volumes within a single reactor vessel (e.g., within a single droplet reactor) while minimizing losses, such as due to sample evaporation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Ryan T. Kelly, Ying Zhu, Richard D. Smith
  • Patent number: 11051597
    Abstract: A carrying case for a portable electronic device includes an adjustable viewing stand for supporting the electronic device at an angle selected by the user, the adjustable viewing stand comprising at least two panels hingably connected to one another and foldable so as to be able to reside inside the carrying case when the carrying case is closed and the carrying case comprising at least one subwell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: R.D.S. INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Richard D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10976283
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for ion peak compression and increasing resolution of ions are disclosed. Packets of ions are introduced into a device. A first electric field is applied for dispersing the ion packets temporally or spatially according to their mobilities. A second intermittent traveling wave is applied for regrouping or merging the dispersed ion packets into a lesser number of trapping regions with narrower peaks. The ions packets are compressed into the narrower peak regions by varying a duty cycle of the intermittent traveling wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Yehia M. Ibrahim, Sandilya Garimella, Richard D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210052077
    Abstract: A chair comprises a seat and a backrest carried between opposite frame sides each with a backrest support, a front leg and a rear leg. The seat comprises an upholstered seat cushion disposed on the seat. The upholstered seat cushion comprising a cushion layer carried by a backing and covered by a layer of upholstery. The layer of upholstery extends over the cushion layer and the backing, and wraps around a perimeter of the backing. A snap connection attaches the backing of the upholstered seat cushion to the seat. The snap connection comprises resilient hooks extending from backing of the seat cushion and into holes in the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Richard D. Smith, Matthew Pectol
  • Publication number: 20210021432
    Abstract: A processor of a device may provision a component of the device with a digital signature algorithm and an authentication key algorithm and/or server-provisioned private and/or public keys. The processor may generate one or more private keys and public keys and/or store them in a secure memory of the device. The processor may transmit the generated public keys to an owner server and receive a pedigree document in response, which may be signed with the private key. The owner server may determine a change in an ownership of the device and append the pedigree document in an immutable fashion in response to the determining to reflect the change in the ownership and/or sign the appended pedigree document with a private key. A chain of ownership of the device is verifiable using only information contained within the appended pedigree document and rooted in the processor itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: VERIDIFY SECURITY INC.
    Inventors: Derek A. Atkins, Brian A. Marks, Louis M. Parks, Richard D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200397616
    Abstract: A welding helmet can record a welding time based on an arc intensity detected by a sensor mounted on the helmet. A configured level is compared with the arc intensity detected by the sensor to determine a welding duration. Individual welding times from multiple welding instances can be accumulated over a period of time to provide a total welding time for an operator. The total welding time may be stored in the welding helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Paul H. Rumpke, Richard D. Smith, Bruce J. Chantry
  • Patent number: 10804089
    Abstract: A switch for coupling a first ion manipulation device to a second ion manipulation device comprises a first surface and a second surface, at least one first electrode coupled to each of the first and second surface and configured to receive a first voltage and generate a first potential, and at least one second electrode coupled to each of the first and second surface and configured to receive a second voltage and generate a second potential, wherein the first potential inhibits the motion of ions along a first direction and the second potential inhibits the motion of ions along a second direction different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Batelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Yehia M. Ibrahim, Richard D. Smith
  • Patent number: D931549
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC
    Inventors: Richard D. Smith, Chase P. Rutti, Joseph R. Brusky, Paul H. Rumpke
  • Patent number: D936908
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Richard D. Smith, Chase P. Rutti, Joseph R. Brusky, Paul H. Rumpke
  • Patent number: D948131
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Paul H. Rumpke, Chase P. Rutti, Richard D. Smith, Ziqian Wu