Patents by Inventor Richard G. Smith

Richard G. 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: 10864849
    Abstract: A stowage bin assembly of a vehicle includes one or more interior light-emitting elements that are configured to illuminate a baggage retaining chamber of the stowage bin assembly. The stowage bin assembly is within an interior cabin of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard K. Simms, Stephen G. Dame, Mark L. Cloud, Todd D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10842220
    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: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    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: 10835250
    Abstract: A surgical stapling assembly comprising a firing member, an end effector, a closure member, and a shaft including an attachment interface is disclosed. The surgical stapling assembly is configured to be attached to a surgical instrument interface by way of the attachment interface. The end effector comprises a first jaw, a second jaw, and a staple cartridge comprising staples configured to be ejected by the firing member. The second jaw is movable relative to the first jaw between an open position, a fully-clamped position, and a collapsed position. The end effector further comprises an interconnection between the first jaw and the second jaw defining a rotational axis about which the second iaw is movable relative to the first iaw. The rotational axis is shiftable toward and away from the first iaw as the second iaw is moved between the open position, the fully-clamped position, and the collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, Charles J. Scheib, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20200345354
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprising a handle, a shaft rotatable relative to the handle, and an end effector articulatable relative to the shaft about an articulation joint is disclosed. The shaft comprises a grip and at least one articulation control on the grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Richard L. Leimbach, Cory G. Kimball, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Bret W. Smith, Matthew S. Corbin
  • Publication number: 20200323717
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base frame, lift mechanism supporting an upper frame relative to the base frame, a load frame, and a plurality of deck sections, a patient support surface, and a number of barriers positioned about the patient supporting surface. The patient support apparatus includes a notification system for visually notifying a caregiver of a condition or status of a component of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Arpit SHAH, Aziz A. BHAI, Bradley T. SMITH, Catherine M. WAGNER, Charles A. LACHENBRUCH, Clay G. OWSLEY, Dan R. TALLENT, Daniel NACHTIGAL, David L. BEDEL, David J. BRZENCHEK, David J. HITCHCOCK, David P. LUBBERS, Douglas A. SEIM, Douglas E. BORGMAN, Eric D. BENZ, Florin IUCHA, Frank E. SAUSER, Gavin M. MONSON, James W. PASCOE, James L. WALKE, Jared RUDE, John G. BYERS, John D. CHRISTIE, Jonathan D. TURNER, Joshua A. WILLIAMS, Karen LANNING, Kathryn SMITH, Kirsten M. EMMONS, Mary Kay BRINKMAN, Michael BUCCIERI, Nathaniel W. HIXON, Neal WIGGERMANN, Richard J. SCHUMAN, SR., Scott M. CORBIN, Sravan MAMIDI, Todd P. O'NEAL, Todd S. VENTROLA, Travis PELO, Unnati OJHA, John GOEWERT
  • Patent number: 10805200
    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: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: 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: 10793277
    Abstract: A stowage bin control system and method for a vehicle includes at least one stowage bin assembly that are configured to be selectively moved between an open position and a closed position, and a master control device that is separate and distinct from the stowage bin assemblies. The master control device is communicatively coupled to the stowage bin assemblies and is configured to operate the stowage bin assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard K. Simms, Stephen G. Dame, Mark L. Cloud, Todd D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200306130
    Abstract: A therapy system includes a patient support apparatus and a pneumatic therapy device that is coupleable to the patient support apparatus. The therapy device may receive power and air flow from the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Eric D. Benz, John G. Byers, Scott M. Corbin, Kenneth L. Lilly, Joseph T. Canter, James L. Walke, Richard J. Schuman, Richard H. Heimbrock, Bradley T. Smith, John V. Harmeyer, Lori Ann Zapfe, Mekashia Chenault, Kimberly Tuinstra, Michael A. Knecht, Robert M. Zerhusen
  • Publication number: 20200306127
    Abstract: A therapy system includes a patient support apparatus and a pneumatic therapy device that is coupleable to the patient support apparatus. The therapy device may receive power and air flow from the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Eric D. BENZ, John G. BYERS, Scott M. CORBIN, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Michael A. KNECHT, Bradley T. SMITH, Lori Ann ZAPFE, Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Kenneth L. LILLY, Jonathan D. TURNER, James L. WALKE, Joseph T. CANTER, Richard J. SCHUMAN, SR., John V. HARMEYER
  • Publication number: 20200266620
    Abstract: A dropout recloser is capable of in accordance with its operating programming after a predetermined number of fault interrupting operations, e.g., 1, 2, 3 or more but typically 3, to drop out of a cutout and hang freely in a hinge contact of the cutout providing sectionalization with an observable visible gap. The recloser includes fault interrupting and reclosing components, a drop out mechanism and a controller. The drop out mechanism may include a bi-stable actuator to affect fault interrupting operation and dropout operation. The device may include motion limiting structures. The recloser may have a number of operating modes or sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: S&C Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard G. Smith, Yujian Zhou, Jorge Montante, Alejandro Montenegro, Michael Ross
  • Patent number: 10727662
    Abstract: A dropout recloser is capable of in accordance with its operating programming after a predetermined number of fault interrupting operations, e.g., 1, 2, 3 or more but typically 3, to drop out of a cutout and hang freely in a hinge contact of the cutout providing sectionalization with an observable visible gap. The recloser includes fault interrupting and reclosing components, a drop out mechanism and a controller. The drop out mechanism may include a bi-stable actuator to affect fault interrupting operation and dropout operation. The device may include motion limiting structures. The recloser may have a number of operating modes or sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: S&C Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard G. Smith, Yujian Zhou, Jorge Montante, Montengro Alejandro, Michael Ross
  • Patent number: 10716568
    Abstract: A surgical stapling assembly comprising a staple cartridge carrier, an anvil, an outer surface, a closure member, a staple cartridge, and a firing system is disclosed. The anvil is rotatable between a first position and a second position. The closure member is slideable along the outer surface to hold the anvil in the second position. The closure member comprises a clearance opening. The staple cartridge is positioned within the staple cartridge carrier. The staple cartridge comprises staples removably stored therein. The staple cartridge and the anvil define a tissue gap therebetween when the anvil is in the second position. The clearance opening is aligned with the tissue gap when the anvil is in the second position. The firing system is configured to eject the staples from the staple cartridge during a staple firing stroke. The firing system engages the staple cartridge carrier and the anvil during the staple firing stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Charles J. Scheib, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K. Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm
  • Patent number: 10693760
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to communication within a fabric network are presented. The fabric network includes one or more logical networks that enables devices connected to the fabric to communicate with each other using various profiles known to the devices. A device sending a message may follow a general message format to encode the message so that other devices in the fabric may understand the message regardless of which logical networks the devices are connected to. Within the message format, a payload of data may be included for the receiving device to forward, store, or process the message. The format and the contents of the payload may vary according to a header within the payload that indicates a profile and a message type within the profile. Using the profile and message type, the receiving devices may decode the message to process the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jay D. Logue, Grant M. Erickson, Zachary B. Smith, Osborne B. Hardison, Richard J. Schultz, Sunny P. Gujjaru, Matthew G. Neeley
  • Patent number: 10672208
    Abstract: A stowage bin assembly includes a latch that is configured to selectively lock and unlock the stowage bin assembly, and a sensor in communication with the latch. The sensor is configured to be engaged to lock, unlock, open, and/or close the stowage bin assembly without the latch or the sensor being touched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard K. Simms, Stephen G. Dame, Mark L. Cloud, Todd D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10647429
    Abstract: A stowage bin assembly is within an interior cabin of a vehicle. The stowage bin assembly includes a weight sensor that is configured to detect the weight of the stowage bin assembly, and a stowage bin control unit in communication with the weight sensor. The stowage bin control unit is configured to automatically close the stowage bin assembly in response to a weight of the stowage bin assembly being within a predetermined range of a maximum weight threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard K. Simms, Stephen G. Dame, Mark L. Cloud, Todd D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200085465
    Abstract: Ultrasonic surgical instruments including a handle housing, a switch frame, and a switch assembly are disclosed. The switch assembly may include a first switch arrangement movably supported on a distal portion of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a first switch contact supported by the switch frame. The switch assembly may further include a second switch arrangement including a right switch button movably supported on a right side of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a right switch contact supported by the switch frame, and a left switch button movably supported on a left side of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a left switch contact supported by the switch frame. The first and second switch arrangements may be configured to be selectively actuatable by a single hand supporting the handle housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Richard W. Timm, Daniel W. Price, Jeffery T. Kirk, Jose Domingo Vasquez, Timothy G. Dietz, Richard D. Smith, Ryan M. Asher, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Craig T. Davis, Emron J. Henry, James W. Voegele, Gregory W. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200075282
    Abstract: A fuse link includes a conductive terminal component having a cylindrical insertion region with a knurled region formed therein and a fusible element electrically coupled thereto. A tubular sheath is configured to form a press-fit connection with the knurled region such that the tubular sheath substantially encloses the fusible element. The inner radius, the wall thickness, and the length of the tubular sheath are together configured to remain substantially intact when the fusible link experiences a first overload event within a first range of fault current values and burst when the fusible link experiences an overload event within a second range of fault current values that is greater than the first range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: S&C Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher LETTOW, Jorge MONTANTE, Hector ROMAN, Richard G. SMITH
  • Patent number: 10566140
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a MEMS DVC utilizing one or more MIM capacitors. The MIM capacitor may be disposed between the MEMS device and the RF pad or the MIM capacitor may be integrated into the MEMS device itself. The MIM capacitor ensures that a low resistance for the MEMS DVC is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CAVENDISH KINETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard L. Knipe, Charles G. Smith, Roberto Gaddi, Robertus Petrus Van Kampen
  • Patent number: 10517627
    Abstract: Ultrasonic surgical instruments including a handle housing, a switch frame, and a switch assembly are disclosed. The switch assembly may include a first switch arrangement movably supported on a distal portion of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a first switch contact supported by the switch frame. The switch assembly may further include a second switch arrangement including a right switch button movably supported on a right side of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a right switch contact supported by the switch frame, and a left switch button movably supported on a left side of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a left switch contact supported by the switch frame. The first and second switch arrangements may be configured to be selectively actuatable by a single hand supporting the handle housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Richard W. Timm, Emron J. Henry, James W. Voegele, Gregory W. Johnson, Daniel W. Price, Jeffery T. Kirk, Jose Domingo Vasquez, Timothy G. Dietz, Richard C. Smith, Ryan M. Asher, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Craig T. Davis
  • Publication number: 20190389998
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides thermoplastic polyurethane compositions having non-leaching antimicrobial properties while still maintaining good physical properties, methods of making the same, and articles, including medical devices, made from such compositions. The disclosed technology includes a process of making an antimicrobial polymer composition, where the process includes mixing an antimicrobial additive into a polymeric material; wherein said polymeric material comprises a polymeric backbone made up of urethane linkages derived from a polyisocyanate and a polyol; and wherein said mixing occurs under conditions that result in the breaking of a minority of said urethane bonds resulting in reactive isocyanate groups; and wherein two or more of said reactive isocyanate groups react with said antimicrobial additive to covalently bond said antimicrobial additive into the polymeric backbone of said polymeric material; resulting in an antimicrobial polymer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Roger W. Day, Richard Woofter, Umit G. Makal, Kiara L. Smith