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: 10401785
    Abstract: A replaceable imaging unit according to one example embodiment includes a photoconductor unit positioned at the front of a housing of the imaging unit. First and second alignment guides extend outward at the same height from first and second sides of the housing, respectively, on the photoconductor unit and run parallel to each other along a front-to-rear dimension of the housing. Each of the first and second alignment guides includes a front contact member at a front end thereof and a rear contact member at a rear end thereof. The front contact members are positioned further outward sideways than the rear contact members. Bottom surfaces of the front and rear contact members are unobstructed to permit the bottom surfaces of the front and rear contact members to sit on top of corresponding guide rails in the image forming device to control a vertical position of the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Scott Carpenter, Jason Paul Hale, James Richard Leemhuis, Matthew Lee Rogers, Daniel Joshua Smith, Edward Lynn Triplett
  • Patent number: 10402981
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for segmenting tissue within a computed tomography (CT) scan of a region of interest into one of a plurality of tissue classes. A plurality of atlases are registered to the CT scan to produce a plurality of registered atlases. A context model representing respective likelihoods that each voxel of the CT scan is a member of each of the plurality of tissue classes is determined from the CT scan and a set of associated training data. A proper subset of the plurality of registered atlases is selected according to the context model and the registered atlases. The selected proper subset of registered atlases are fused to produce a combined segmentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mayur Patel, Patrick Kelly, Miya Smith, Andrew Plassard, Bennett Landman, Richard G. Abramsom, Zhoubing Xu, Benjamin K. Poulose, Rebeccah B. Baucom, Andrew Joseph Asman
  • Publication number: 20190247143
    Abstract: A marking implement assembly for placing a mark on tissue, including a marker body including a marking implement extending from the marker body, a cap configured to fit to an end of the marker body so as to cover the marking implement, the cap including a housing providing an ink reservoir, where when fitted to the marker body at least a part of the marking implement is in fluid contact with the ink reservoir, the cap fitting onto the marker body in fluid tight manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew John Coleman, Richard Smith
  • Patent number: 10380278
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for analyzing potential corrosion for a vehicle. Potential corrosion surfaces for the vehicle are identified using a model for the vehicle. The corrosion risks are predicted for each of the potential corrosion surfaces. The corrosion risks predicted are aggregated into a group of aggregated corrosion risks for a group of functional design units for the vehicle. A corrosion risk assessment for the vehicle is generated to identify a corrosion risk in the vehicle from the group of aggregated corrosion risks, and to enable a change in the model to reduce the identified corrosion risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard Joel Thompson, Elizabeth Killelea, Robert Michael Lawton, Kristen Smith Williams
  • Patent number: 10380007
    Abstract: An asset management system is provided which comprises one or more controllers, which operate as main servers and can be located at the headquarters of an electronic device manufacturer to remotely control their operations at any global location. The controller can communicate remotely over the Internet or other network to control one or more secondary or remote servers, herein referred to as appliances. The appliances can be situated at different manufacturing, testing or distribution sites. The controller and appliances comprise hardware security modules (HSMs) to perform sensitive and high trust computations, store sensitive information such as private keys, perform other cryptographic operations, and establish secure connections between components. The HSMs are used to create secure end-points between the controller and the appliance and between the appliance and the secure point of trust in an asset control core embedded in a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Certicom Corp.
    Inventors: Keelan Smith, Richard Gwynn Jones, Chinh Khac Nguyen, Thomas Rudolf Stiemerling
  • Patent number: 10377448
    Abstract: A connector or connector assembly (10, 210), such as a subsea or underwater connector or assembly including a first member (18, 218) movably connected or connectable to a second member (36, 236) and a first inductive element (24, 224a) provided on the first member (18, 218), the first inductive element (24, 224a) being arranged for inductive transmission and/or reception with a second inductive element (42, 242a) of the second member (36, 236). The first member (18, 218) may rotatably or pivotably connected or connectable to the second member (36, 236). The first inductive element (24, 224a) may be arranged on the first member (18, 218) to maintain inductive transmission with the second inductive element (42, 242a) of the second member (36, 236) throughout movement of the first member (18, 218) relative to a second member (36, 236).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Flintstone Technology Limited
    Inventors: David Smith, Andrew Clayson, Richard Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190241357
    Abstract: A seed carrier includes a main hopper coupled with a frame via leg members. The main hopper has a discharge. A base plate is coupled with the frame. A support arm is rotatably coupled with the base plate at a first end. A belt driven conveyor having a conveyor hopper at a first end and a discharge at a second end is rotatably coupled with a second end of said support arm at an approximate center of gravity thereof. A latch mechanism is provided for detachably coupling the first end of the conveyor with the first end of the support arm such that the conveyor hopper is position below the main hopper discharge. When the conveyor is uncoupled from the first end of the support arm, the conveyor can rotate to a loading position wherein the discharge thereof can be positioned over the main hopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: UNVERFERTH MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Brian James Petersen, David Richard Smith
  • Publication number: 20190245369
    Abstract: An intelligent rechargeable battery pack having a battery management system for monitoring and controlling the charging and discharging of the battery pack is described. The battery management system includes primary and secondary protection circuits for monitoring the charging and discharging of the battery. Individual battery cells forming the battery pack are connected by a main bus to a connector for connection to a battery charger or a device to be powered, and the main bus may be interrupted by a switch controlled by the battery management system to prevent damage to the battery during charging or discharging of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: ZOLL CIRCULATION, INC.
    Inventors: Orlando Banos, David Deam, Richard Smith
  • Patent number: 10369773
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a dry, self-supporting fibrous material, the fibers of which have been treated with a binder composition. The fibrous material can be slit into tapes or tows that are suitable for use in an Automated Tape Laying (ATL) or Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) process. This fibrous material is suitable for forming preforms which are configured to receive a matrix resin by resin infusion in the manufacturing of structural composite parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Dominique Ponsolle, Carmelo Luca Restuccia, William Jacobs, Robert Blackburn, Carmelo LoFaro, Richard Price, Marc Doyle, Mitchell Smith, Abdel Abusafieh
  • Publication number: 20190233543
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for preparing antigen binding proteins with reduced viscosity. The method proceeds by replacing residues in high viscosity variable domain subfamilies with residues in correlating low viscosity subfamilies. The method further comprises substituting residues in the Fc domain with residues associated with low viscosity and adding charged residues to the C-terminus of the Fc domain. The present invention further concerns antigen binding proteins produced by this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Neeraj Jagdish AGRAWAL, Pavel BONDARENKO, Joon Hoi HUH, Andrew NICHOLS, Da REN, Richard SMITH, Riki STEVENSON
  • Publication number: 20190226744
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of the transportation and storage of goods and to a passive temperature control system for such a transport and storage containers. The present invention seeks to provide a system that can enable goods to be securely and reliably transported and stored for limited periods within specified temperature ranges. Pharmaceuticals, proteins, biological samples and other temperature sensitive products, including food items, are regularly shipped in containers year round and are subjected to a wide range of temperatures. Though they are shipped in insulated containers and/or climate controlled environments, the temperature stability of the shipping containers can be significantly improved by utilising suitable phase change materials in an ordered fashion. The present invention provides a simple solution to the maintenance of temperature profiles for the transport and storage of temperature sensitive products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Darren Wood, Arthur Smith-Fitchett, Ross Malcolm Beech, James Nathan Jarvis, Gavin Hill, Timothy Astley-Cooper
  • Patent number: 10360944
    Abstract: A production system having a first production path, a second production path, and a control system that causes the first production path to generate a show in a first aspect ratio and the second production path to generate the same show in a second aspect ratio. Moreover, the product system can product a show from live material and from archived material. This aspect operates by producing a first show including multiple stories, segmenting the first show, and storing the show segments in an archive. Then, the system produces a second show using live portions as well as show segments retrieved from the archive. The product system can include a media manager that interacts with a server that may be integrated with the production system. The media manager automatically assigns channels/ports of the server when accessing material stored in the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: GVBB HOLDINGS S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Alex Holtz, Robert J. Snyder, John R. Benson, William H. Couch, Marcel Larocque, Charles M. Hoeppner, Keith Gregory Tingle, Richard Todd, Maurice Smith
  • Patent number: 10358824
    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: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    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: 20190219320
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of the transportation and storage of goods and to a passive temperature control system for such a transport and storage containers. The present invention seeks to provide a system that can enable goods to be securely and reliably transported and stored for limited periods within specified temperature ranges. Pharmaceuticals, proteins, biological samples and other temperature sensitive products, including food items, are regularly shipped in containers year round and are subjected to a wide range of temperatures. Though they are shipped in insulated containers and/or climate controlled environments, the temperature stability of the shipping containers can be significantly improved by utilising suitable phase change materials in an ordered fashion. The present invention provides a simple solution to the maintenance of temperature profiles for the transport and storage of temperature sensitive products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Darren Wood, Arthur Smith-Fitchett, Ross Malcolm Beech, James Nathan Jarvis, Gavin Hill, Timothy Astley-Cooper
  • Publication number: 20190216536
    Abstract: An ablation probe fixation apparatus for securing an ablation probe to tissue includes a base having a top surface and a skin-contacting bottom surface, wherein the base includes an adhesive layer disposed on the skin-contacting bottom surface. The fixation apparatus also includes a fixation member coupled to the top surface of the base. The base and the fixation member include an aperture defined therein for insertion of the ablation probe therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: DARION PETERSON, JOSEPH D. BRANNAN, KENLYN S. BONN, RICHARD W. WETZ, FRANCESCA ROSSETTO, IAN SMITH
  • Publication number: 20190216574
    Abstract: Marking apparatus for marking tissue imaged through an imaging device including a viewing element in the form of a spacer having an imaging window which provides an imaging zone through which tissue can be imaged by an imaging probe. The apparatus can include a marker implement connected to a coupling device. In some embodiments, the coupling device is configurable to position the marker implement in a first position substantially out of the imaging window and a second position in the imaging zone of the imaging window. The marker implement can apply a mark when in the second position and thereby to tissue in the imaging zone while the apparatus remains in the imaging position on the tissue. The spacer can be length adjustable in order to change the depth of focus of the imaging probe, thereby to focus at different depths within a patient's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew John Coleman, Edward Benjamin Hughes, Timothy James Coveney, Richard Anthony Edward Page, Richard Smith, Neil Anthony Litten, Mayur Arunkumar Patel, Paul Antony Merritt
  • Patent number: 10353084
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for cooling systems for imaging systems. In one embodiment, a manifold assembly for an imaging system comprises: an intake manifold and a return manifold formed by a plurality of unitary sections, the intake manifold and return manifold positioned adjacent to each other and separated by a shared wall; and a plurality of nozzles, with each nozzle of the plurality of nozzles formed by a corresponding section of the plurality of unitary sections. In this way, an assembly difficulty, expense, and/or manufacturing time of the manifold assembly may be decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Grant Richard Wagner, Adam Clark Nathan, Matthew Jason Evangelist, Chad Allan Smith, Mark Alan Frontera
  • Patent number: 10353761
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media for asynchronous sensing and/or validating of data using a first sensor and a second sensor for a purpose of transforming input data into validated output data when at least one attribute of external data or the input data, as determined by a sensor, is missing. The external data is associated with the input data and is used for determining a set of attributes for the first sensor. The asynchronous sensing and/or validating of the input data enables faster transforming of the input data into the validated output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Black Knight IP Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Brian Sogorka, Mark Richard Johnson, John David Holbrook, Jeffrey Albert Sanderson, Ronald Lynn Frazier, Donald P. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190201391
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treating neurological disorders by administering same are provided. The compositions comprise dextromethorphan in combination with quinidine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Gerald YAKATAN, James BERG, Laura E. POPE, Richard A. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20190208409
    Abstract: Content of wireless equipment (WE) is managed over-the-air (OTA). Content is germane to feature(s) of the WE and is related to operation thereof. Management of the content is automatically implemented in response to attachment of the WE to a confined-coverage access point (AP). The WE and a network server enable, in part, such management. The confined-coverage AP enables exchange of signaling and data associated with management of the content amongst the WE and the network server. Content includes software (SW); management OTA of SW can include update of an in-use version of a SW application or related SW component(s). SW update signaling can comprise message(s) conveying a WE identifier and in-use version(s) of SW; request(s) for an update instruction; request(s) for at least one file associated with the SW; or message(s) indicative of availability of version(s) of SW newer than the in-use version(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Juan Derrick Smith