Patents by Inventor Richard Smith

Richard 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: 11829287
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for testing performance of server systems. In some implementations, a method includes identifying, by one or more computers, a resource provided by a server system. The method includes generating, by the one or more computers, a performance test for the server system. The performance test includes a series of operations that includes (i) providing the resource and (ii) responding to one or more interactions with the resource. The method includes performing one or more performance testing cycles that each include: causing the server system to perform the series of operations of the performance test; and evaluating one or more performance measures that characterize the performance of the series of operations by the server system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: MicroStrategy Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Gardner, Clayton Myers, Andrew Smith, Timothy Lang
  • Patent number: 11826018
    Abstract: A medical device comprising a shaft, a handle including a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion is fixed to a proximal portion of the shaft, and a channel extending from the handle into the shaft, wherein the channel includes a proximal channel and a distal channel, the proximal channel being rotatable relative to the distal channel and aligned with the distal channel throughout rotation of the proximal channel, wherein the proximal portion includes the proximal channel and the distal portion includes the distal channel, wherein the distal portion is rotatable relative to the proximal portion of the handle, and the shaft is configured to rotate with the distal portion of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Gray, Ryan Wales, Scott Brechbiel, Paul Smith, Richard Mansfield
  • Publication number: 20230376354
    Abstract: Arranging computational sub-tasks in a hybrid-computing environment is provided. The method comprises receiving input of a number of nodes, wherein each node represents a computational sub-task, and wherein the nodes are grouped into different sets according to differing computing resources used by the nodes. A computational objective is also received as well as initial data inputs and desired final outputs. A directed graph network is generated comprising the nodes and directed edges connecting the nodes. An optimization problem is then solved to determine a best path through the directed graph network for deriving the desired final outputs from the initial data inputs according to the computational objective. The best path comprises a subset of nodes and directed edges within the directed graph network. The best path to achieve the computational objective and estimated computational resources required for the best path are output to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Richard Joel Thompson, Nam Hoang Nguyen, Kristen Smith Williams, Marna Kagele, John R. Lowell
  • Publication number: 20230366780
    Abstract: A head-mounted display system includes a wearable frame assembly and a display assembly mounted to the wearable frame assembly and configured to provide display light for viewing by a user eye. A camera mounted to the wearable frame assembly is configured to image a surrounding real-world environment. One or more strain gauges each have one or more variable strain parameters based at least in part on an amount of strain applied to the head-mounted display system. A logic machine is configured to assess an alignment of one or both of the display assembly and the camera based at least in part on the one or more strain parameters for each strain gauge of the one or more strain gauges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Richard LOYOLA, Rayna DEMASTER-SMITH
  • Patent number: 11813439
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to medicament injection devices. An injection device includes: a movable dosage programming component comprising a rotary encoder system having a predefined angular periodicity, a sensor arrangement including a first optical sensor configured to detect movement of the movable dosage programming component relative to the sensor arrangement during dosing of a medicament, wherein the first optical sensor is configured to operate in a strobe-sampling mode at a first frequency, a second optical sensor configured to detect movement of the rotary encoder system relative to the second optical sensor wherein the second optical sensor is configured to operate in a strobe-sampling mode at a second frequency lower than the first frequency, and a processor arrangement configured to, based on the detected movement, determine a medicament dosage administered by the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Anthony Paul Morris, Ronald Antony Smith, Brian Charles Molyneux, Paul Richard Draper, Craig Ashley Mason, Oliver Charles Gazeley, Daniel Edward Clark, David Aubrey Plumptre, Aidan Michael O'Hare, Richard James Thomas, Felix Kramer, Beat Wyss, Philipp Müller
  • Patent number: 11817893
    Abstract: Radio frequency (RF) acoustic wave resonator (AWR) filter circuits and methods. Embodiments essentially de-couple the stopband or notch characteristics of an RF filter from the passband characteristics. Accordingly, the de-coupled parameters can be individually designed to meet the specifications of a particular application. Partially-hybridized or fully-hybridized series-arm and parallel-arm AWR filter building blocks enable “de-coupled” RF filters having (1) wideband and low insertion loss passbands and (2) wideband deep notches (stopbands) with a specifically placed notch center frequency, without compromising the passband characteristics. The AWR filter building blocks include an inductance L that matches (resonates with) the electrostatic capacitance CO of the corresponding AWR within a desired passband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: pSemi Corporation
    Inventors: William Richard Smith, Jr., Muhammed Ibrahim Sezan, Dan William Nobbe
  • Publication number: 20230360614
    Abstract: A variable transmission film may include an electrophoretic medium having a plurality of capsules and a binder, each capsule containing a plurality of electrically charged particles and a fluid, the charged particles being movable by application of an electric field and being capable of being switched between an open state and a closed state. The film may include at least one of a binder containing fish gelatin and a polyanion; a binder containing one or more tinting agents; capsules containing charge control agents, such as an oligoamine-terminated polyolefin and a branched chain fatty acid comprising at least 8 carbon atoms; a selection of capsules in which at least 60% have a diameter between 50 ?m and 90 ?m and at least 15% have a diameter between 20 ?m and 49 ?m; a tinted adhesive layer; and a fluid selected from one or more nonconjugated olefinic hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Peter Carsten Bailey WIDGER, Jay William ANSETH, Richard J. PAOLINI, JR., Mark Benjamin ROMANOWSKY, Jillian SMITH, Stephen J. TELFER, Craig Alan BREEN, Stephen BULL
  • Publication number: 20230357992
    Abstract: A system and method of producing a moulded article, e.g. a one-piece container, comprises delivering a fibre suspension to a porous mould and removing a suspending liquid (e.g. water) via pores of the porous mould. An inflatable bladder is inserted into the mould in a collapsed state and then inflated to apply pressure to internal walls of the article to remove water content. A wet embryonic form of the container is then transferred to a non-porous mould where an inflatable bladder applies internal pressure to compress the walls and remove further water content. The container is further dried by microwave and/or air drying and may be coated with a protective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Adam Richard Turner, Natasha Wilson, Joshua Lanzon-Miller, Jonathan Morris, Antony Robin Burness, Andrew William Norfolk, Benjamin Rhys Williams, Amy Joanne King, Rupert Anthony Barton, Paul Clifford Smith
  • Publication number: 20230357279
    Abstract: The specification relates to compounds of Formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. The specification also relates to processes and intermediates used for their preparation, pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use in the treatment of cell proliferative disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
  • Patent number: 11808151
    Abstract: A flow collar for use on a dual rod drill rod assembly includes an uphole end defined in part by a first interior portion having a first interior diameter and a downhole end defined in part by a second interior portion having a second interior diameter that is larger than the first interior diameter. The flow collar further includes a plurality of radially-extending peripheral fluid passages extending through the flow collar to the second interior portion. An outer rod interfacing surface defines a continuous annular surface with a constant outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Michael D. Langenfeld, Jacob Richard Smith
  • Publication number: 20230348066
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to seating apparatus. In particular, the present application relates to an aircraft seat (1). The aircraft seat (1) includes a seat chassis (4) and a seat assembly (5). The seat assembly (5) has a seat pan (6) and a seat back (7). The seat pan (6) is mounted to the seat chassis (4) by a first pivoting connection (30) defining a seat pan pivot axis (Y1) about which the seat pan (6) pivots. The location of the seat pan pivot axis (Y1) is fixed relative to the seat chassis (4). At least one seat pan link (53-1) is provided for controlling pivoting of the seat pan (6) about said seat pan pivot axis (Y1). The at least one seat pan link (53-1) is coupled to the seat pan (6) in front of the seat pan pivot axis (Y1). The present disclosure also relates to an aircraft (2) including one or more of the aircraft seat (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Nicole Simpson, Jean Evans, Jeremy Smith, Brian Ward, Anthony Harcup, Richard Peter John Nicholas, Brad Becker
  • Patent number: 11795692
    Abstract: An exemplary shingle includes at least one coated shingle sheet defining a headlap portion and a tab portion each having opposed upper and lower surfaces. A first line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a first thermally activated adhesive material. A second line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a second thermally activated adhesive material having a minimum activation temperature less than a minimum activation temperature of the first thermally activated adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Aschenbeck, James E. Loftus, Donn R. Vermilion, Lawrence J. Grubka, Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Bert W. Elliott, Christopher Kasprzak, Edward Richard Harrington, Jr., Christina Marie Wise, William Edwin Smith, Shu Situ-Loewenstein, Jonathan M. Verhoff, Benjamin Barszcz, David Michael Ploense
  • Publication number: 20230330844
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, the invention provides an end effector for use with a programmable motion device. The end effector includes a pair of mutually opposing surfaces, at least one of the pair of mutually opposing surfaces being movable with respect to an end effector support structure for supporting the at least one of the pair of mutually opposing surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas WAGNER, Kevin AHEARN, John Richard AMEND, JR., Benjamin COHEN, Michael DAWSON-HAGGERTY, William Hartman FORT, Christopher GEYER, Jennifer Eileen KING, Thomas KOLETSCHKA, Michael Cap KOVAL, Kyle MARONEY, Matthew T. MASON, William Chu-Hyon MCMAHAN, Gene Temple PRICE, Joseph ROMANO, Daniel Carlton SMITH, Siddhartha SRINIVASA, Prasanna VELAGAPUDI, Thomas ALLEN
  • Patent number: 11792568
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method and/or computer program product embodiments, and/or combinations and sub-combinations thereof, for a wireless media system including a wireless speaker device and a host device forming a peer-to-peer wireless network. The host device provides audio content to the speaker device, and the speaker device can decode and process the audio content received from the host device. The speaker device can be in various states that consume different level of powers, such as a standby state, a wake state, a connected state. The speaker device can determine the host device is in an inactive state or an active state. When the speaker device determines the host device is in an inactive state, the speaker device can enter the standby state, enable the communication circuit and the audio processing circuit of the speaker device to be in a low power state to save power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Neil Kraewinkels, Richard Jørgensen, Michael Smith
  • Publication number: 20230316189
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for performing an experiment for a workforce analytics system. One of the methods includes identifying team members who conduct work using a heterogeneous set of software tools including third party software tools. An experiment group of team members and a control group of team members are identified. Experiment activity data is received from use by the experiment group of the set of heterogeneous software tools and control group activity data is received from use by the control group of the set of heterogeneous software tools. A metric by which to measure the effect of a process change is identified. The effect of the process change is determined according to the metric and based on the experiment activity data and the control group activity data. Action is taken based on the effect of the process change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Alec DeFilippo, Uffe Hellum, Matt Jiang, Casey Hungler, Stephen Gross, Spencer Richard Smith, Andrew Jordan
  • Publication number: 20230316606
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, non-transitory computer-readable media, and methods for latent-based editing of digital images using a generative neural network. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems perform latent-based editing of a digital image by mapping a feature tensor and a set of style vectors for the digital image into a joint feature style space. In one or more implementations, the disclosed systems apply a joint feature style perturbation and/or modification vectors within the joint feature style space to determine modified style vectors and a modified feature tensor. Moreover, in one or more embodiments the disclosed systems generate a modified digital image utilizing a generative neural network from the modified style vectors and the modified feature tensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Hui Qu, Baldo Faieta, Cameron Smith, Elya Shechtman, Jingwan Lu, Ratheesh Kalarot, Richard Zhang, Saeid Motiian, Shabnam Ghadar, Wei-An Lin
  • Patent number: 11776285
    Abstract: An authentication method includes receiving, at a processor, a signal representing an image of a serialization code and multiple flecks of a label, the flecks having a random distribution. The processor detects the serialization code and applies a modification to the image to produce a modified image. A subset of flecks of the modified image is detected, and metrics associated with each fleck from the subset of flecks are identified. The identified metrics are compared with metrics associated with a unique signature, and a message is displayed, via a user interface, indicating an authenticity of the label based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Covectra, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Smith, Ronald Ducharme, Abhijeet Bhandari, Stephen M. Wood, Gary Miloscia
  • Patent number: 11774614
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system and method for generating images and location data of a subsurface object using existing infrastructure as a source. Many infrastructure objects (e.g., pipes, cables, conduits, wells, foundation structures) are constructed of rigid materials and have a known shape and location. Additionally these infrastructure objects can have exposed portions that are above or near the surface and readily accessible. A signal generator can be affixed to the exposed portion of the infrastructure object, which induces acoustic energy, or vibrations in the object. The object with affixed signal generator can then be used as a source in performing a subsurface imaging of subsurface objects, which are not exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Allen Richard Zhao, Kenton Lee Prindle, Kevin Forsythe Smith, Artem Goncharuk
  • Patent number: 11772162
    Abstract: A powder bed fusion system includes a powder bed including a build surface and a vacuum system. The vacuum system includes a collection device positioned over the build surface. The collection device includes a body, a pathway defined in the body, wherein the pathway ends in a passageway opening, and a particle retainer connected to the body near the passageway opening. A method of forming a component includes forming a layer of unfused metal powder on a powder bed with a recoater, introducing gas to the powder bed and applying a vacuum with a collection device, fusing a portion of the layer of unfused metal powder on the powder bed with a heat source to form a component layer and generating contaminants, collecting the contaminants from the powder bed with the gas and the vacuum applied by the collection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventors: Md Ashabul Anam, Mark A Smith, Tyson W Brown, Richard J Skurkis, HyungMin Chae, Whitney A Poling
  • Patent number: D999143
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Canoo Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Kim, Jackson E. Luttig, Iliya Bridan, Mark Smith, Brian E. Spencer, Mike de Jung