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).

  • Publication number: 20190270571
    Abstract: A portable insulated storage container comprises an outer layer and an inner liner positioned inside the outer layer. The inner liner defining an internal storage volume inside the portable insulated storage container. Insulation is positioned between the inner liner and the outer layer. A closable opening extends through the outer layer and the inner liner for accessing the internal storage volume from outside the portable insulated storage container. A closure mechanism has a first rigid member hingedly attached to a second rigid member for permitting access to the internal storage volume through the closable opening and for closing the closable opening. The closure mechanism extends around a perimeter of the closable opening. The rigid members each extend around respective portions of the perimeter of the closable opening, pivot in opposite directions, and are in substantially a same plane when the closure mechanism is in the opened position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: W. TRAVIS SMITH, RICHARD W. VINSON, ZACHARY D. DUNKIN, TODD EICHINGER, RYAN J. CAVENAGH
  • Publication number: 20190267139
    Abstract: Collecting biometric data from a patient provides numerous opportunities for a care provider to monitor the health of the patient. In one embodiment, the biometric data is used to identify health events that are processed in a workflow that includes a plurality of interconnected processing nodes and queues. In one embodiment, the workflow processes the health events using a priority assigned to the health events. The priority may be assigned based on a severity of the event, the type of the health event, a characteristic of the patient whose biometric data generated the health event, and the like. Each processing node in the event engine may execute multiple consumers for processing health events with different priorities. The health event can further be re-classified based on processing by a consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: James D. HUTCHINS, Richard M. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20190261733
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for generating orthotic device models using simulated patient anatomy. In one implementation, a method comprises receiving images of a body part of a patient; deriving physical measurements from the images; generating anatomy model data of the body part using the physical measurements; and generating orthotic model data based on the anatomy model data, the orthotic model data being representative of an orthotic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Kegan L. Schouwenburg, Stephen van Beek Faletti, Richard G. Ranky, John D'Agostino, Jacy Krystal Bulaon, Peter Yee, Jeff E. Smith
  • Patent number: 10392180
    Abstract: A portable insulated storage container comprises an outer layer and an inner liner positioned inside the outer layer. The inner liner defining an internal storage volume inside the portable insulated storage container. Insulation is positioned between the inner liner and the outer layer. A closable opening extends through the outer layer and the inner liner for accessing the internal storage volume from outside the portable insulated storage container. A closure mechanism has a first rigid member hingedly attached to a second rigid member for permitting access to the internal storage volume through the closable opening and for closing the closable opening. The closure mechanism extends around a perimeter of the closable opening. The rigid members each extend around respective portions of the perimeter of the closable opening, pivot in opposite directions, and are in substantially a same plane when the closure mechanism is in the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: W. Travis Smith, Richard W. Vinson, Zachary D. Dunkin, Todd Eichinger, Ryan J. Cavenagh
  • Patent number: 10397077
    Abstract: Replicating on a test server a production load of a production server. A plurality of messages representing the production load on the production server can be received from the production server. Each message can correspond to a respective client request received from a respective client. Responsive to receiving each message, in real time, data can be parsed from the message and, from the parsed data, a replicated client request corresponding to the client request can be generated, wherein the replicated client request includes state information representing a unique state formed between the production server and the respective client. The replicated client request can be communicated, in real time, to a test server in order to replicate the production load on the test server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MAHCINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard J. Smith, Gary D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20190245836
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for efficient communication through a fabric network of devices in a home environment or similar environment. For example, an electronic device may efficiently control communication to balance power and reliability concerns, may efficiently communicate messages to certain preferred networks by analyzing Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) packet headers that use an Extended Unique Local Address (EULA), may efficiently communicate software updates and status reports throughout a fabric network, and/or may easily and efficiently join a fabric network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Grant M. Erickson, Jay D. Logue, Christopher A. Boross, Zachary B. Smith, Osborne B. Hardison, Richard J. Schultz, Sunny P. Gujjaru, Matthew G. Neeley
  • Patent number: 10351330
    Abstract: A portable insulated storage container includes a body which has an outer liner, an inner liner defining an internal storage volume, and an opening extending through the outer liner and the inner liner for accessing the internal storage volume. The portable insulated storage container may also contain insulation positioned between the inner liner and the outer liner. The storage container may also include a closure mechanism configured for selectively providing access to the internal storage volume through the opening when the closure mechanism is an opened position and for closing the opening when the closure mechanism in a closed position. The closure mechanism includes a first rigid member hingedly attached to a second rigid member together defining a perimeter of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: W. Travis Smith, Richard W. Vinson, Zachary D. Dunkin, Todd Eichinger, Ryan J. Cavenagh
  • Patent number: 10348593
    Abstract: Replicating on a test server a production load of a production server. A plurality of messages representing the production load on the production server can be received from the production server. Each message can correspond to a respective client request received from a respective client. Responsive to receiving each message, in real time, data can be parsed from the message and, from the parsed data, a replicated client request corresponding to the client request can be generated, wherein the replicated client request includes state information representing a unique state formed between the production server and the respective client. The replicated client request can be communicated, in real time, to a test server, the replicated client request replicating the production load on the test server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard J. Smith, Gary D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20190198305
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first pair of opposing electrode arrangements that confine ions between them in a portion of a confinement volume inwardly laterally in a first confinement direction with respect to a longitudinal ion propagation direction, each opposing electrode arrangement including an arrangement of RF electrodes situated to receive an unbiased RF voltage having an alternate phase between adjacent RF electrodes of the arrangement of RF electrodes so as to provide the confining of ions between the first pair of opposing electrode arrangements, and a second pair of opposing electrode arrangements that confine the ions between the second pair in the confinement volume inwardly laterally in a second confinement direction that complements the first confinement direction, each opposing electrode arrangement of the second pair including an arrangement of RF electrodes that receive an unbiased RF voltage having an alternate phase between adjacent RF electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Yehia M. Ibrahim, Richard D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10327502
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for generating orthotic device models using simulated patient anatomy. In one implementation, a method comprises receiving images of a body part of a patient; deriving physical measurements from the images; generating anatomy model data of the body part using the physical measurements; and generating orthotic model data based on the anatomy model data, the orthotic model data being representative of an orthotic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Aetrex Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kegan L. Schouwenburg, Stephen van Beek Faletti, Richard G. Ranky, John D'Agostino, Jacy Krystal Bulaon, Peter Yee, Jeff E. Smith
  • Patent number: 10327796
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus comprises a body, a shaft assembly, and an end effector. The end effector comprises a clamp arm and an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with an ultrasonic transducer via an acoustic waveguide that extends through the shaft assembly. The clamp arm is configured to pivot about a first pivot point toward and away from the ultrasonic blade along a first angular path from a first position to a second position to thereby provide a tissue sealing mode of operation. The clamp arm is further configured to pivot about a second pivot point toward and away from the ultrasonic blade along second angular path from the second position to a third position to thereby provide a tissue cutting and sealing mode of operation. The second pivot point is proximal to the first pivot point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: John A. Hibner, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Richard W. Timm, Paul F. Riestenberg, Craig N. Faller, Richard C. Smith, David A. Witt, Benjamin D. Dickerson
  • Patent number: 10332723
    Abstract: Apparatus include a plurality of electrode arrangements spaced apart from each other opposite an ion propagation axis and defining an ion transfer channel that extends along the ion propagation axis that tapers between an input end that is situated to receive ions and an output end that is situated to couple the received ions to an input end of an ion guide. Methods include positioning a plurality of electrode arrangements at oblique angles opposite an ion propagation axis so as to form a ion transfer channel that tapers between an input end and an output end, and coupling the output end of the ion transfer channel to an input end of an ion optical element so as to direct ions in the ion transfer channel into the ion optical element. Related systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Yehia M. Ibrahim, Richard D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190189393
    Abstract: Apparatus include a plurality of electrode arrangements spaced apart from each other opposite an ion propagation axis and defining an ion transfer channel that extends along the ion propagation axis that tapers between an input end that is situated to receive ions and an output end that is situated to couple the received ions to an input end of an ion guide. Methods include positioning a plurality of electrode arrangements at oblique angles opposite an ion propagation axis so as to form a ion transfer channel that tapers between an input end and an output end, and coupling the output end of the ion transfer channel to an input end of an ion optical element so as to direct ions in the ion transfer channel into the ion optical element. Related systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Yehia M. Ibrahim, Richard D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10317364
    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: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Venkata B S Garimella, Ahmed M. Hamid, Yehia M. Ibrahim, Richard D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10320763
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for efficient communication through a fabric network of devices in a home environment or similar environment. For example, an electronic device may efficiently control communication to balance power and reliability concerns, may efficiently communicate messages to certain preferred networks by analyzing Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) packet headers that use an Extended Unique Local Address (EULA), may efficiently communicate software updates and status reports throughout a fabric network, and/or may easily and efficiently join a fabric network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Grant M. Erickson, Jay D. Logue, Christopher A. Boross, Zachary B. Smith, Osborne B. Hardison, Richard J. Schultz, Sunny P. Gujjaru, Matthew G. Neeley
  • Patent number: 10311211
    Abstract: Embodiments presented herein describe techniques for administering a care plan that describes an overall treatment regimen for a patient. Embodiments include receiving a care plan specifying a plurality of assigned tasks for the patient to perform, timing information specifying when each of the plurality of assigned tasks should be performed, and a plurality of observation metrics that each indicate a type of biometric data to monitor. At least one monitoring device available to collect biometric data to compare against observation metrics specified in the care plan is identified. Biometric data is collected using the at least one monitoring device. Embodiments further include, upon determining that the collected biometric data satisfies at least one threshold condition specified in the care plan, initiating at least one treatment plan specified in the care plan and corresponding to the satisfied at least one threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Preventice Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Dettinger, Richard M. Smith, Scott J. Burrichter
  • Patent number: 10297347
    Abstract: Collecting biometric data from a patient provides numerous opportunities for a care provider to monitor the health of the patient. In one embodiment, the biometric data is used to identify health events that are processed in a workflow that includes a plurality of interconnected processing nodes and queues. In one embodiment, the workflow processes the health events using a priority assigned to the health events. The priority may be assigned based on a severity of the event, the type of the health event, a characteristic of the patient whose biometric data generated the health event, and the like. Each processing node in the event engine may include multiple consumers or threads for processing health events with different priorities. By having more consumers assigned to high priority events, the latency for processing these events in the workflow may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Preventice Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Hutchins, Richard M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190133635
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus comprises a body, an ultrasonic transducer, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The ultrasonic transducer is operable to convert electrical power into ultrasonic vibrations. The shaft couples the end effector and the body together. The acoustic waveguide is coupled with the transducer. The articulation section includes a collar that is located distal to a nodal portion of the waveguide and is operable to deflect the end effector away from the longitudinal axis. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the ultrasonic transducer. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section. The articulation drive assembly comprises at least one translating articulation driver coupled with the collar. The ultrasonic blade is operable to deliver ultrasonic vibrations to tissue even when the articulation section is in an articulated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Foster B. Stulen, David A. Monroe, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Richard C. Smith, Ashvani K. Madan, Craig T. Davis, Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Chad P. Boudreaux, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Thomas C. Gallmeyer, Amy L. Benchek, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, Sean P. Conlon, John A. Hibner
  • Publication number: 20190103261
    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: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Yehia M. Ibrahim, Richard D. Smith
  • Patent number: D851405
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: R.D.S. INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Richard D. Smith