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).

  • Publication number: 20220253943
    Abstract: This technology relates to providing a web-based digital claims platform to provide users with a simple and customized experience when filing insurance claims. The platform is enabled by a plurality of back-end application programming interface (API) resources. These API resources are event-driven (e.g., when an “event” associated with the claim occurs, the status of the claim changes and the API is provided with updated information indicative of the change). The platform includes a customized user interface (UI) that tailors the claim experience to a particular user's needs. The customization can be based off of stated user preferences and/or learned user preferences associated with the user's past behavior. A user can perform/request various services through the customized UI's self-service function (e.g., rent a car, find a hotel room, select a repair shop, etc.). Additionally, the customized UI can enable the user upload documents, track claim status, find relevant help topics, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: William Simonovich, Jordan Leach, Natalie Smith, Brittany Boyer, Yohan Santos, Kenrick Niedbalski, Richard Kim, Deborah Taylor, Jared Musil, Archy Ntabona, Abdul Wahab, Loubna Fassi, Mary Gonsalves, Benjamin Tarmann, Sam Yeargin
  • Patent number: 11400751
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided for improving fuel efficiency of a vehicle using a mountable wheel cap coupleable to a wheel. The mountable wheel cap includes a center section and an outer section. The outer section includes a plurality of tabs extending outwardly from the center section, and at least one gripper section coupled to at least one of the plurality of tabs, the at least one gripper section including a gripper configured to be placed in contact with the at least one of the outer section and/or the outer lip to secure the mountable wheel cap to the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: HSMA, LLC
    Inventors: Darron Ming, Asa Hazelwood, Eric Richard Larson, Kevin Paul Shatzer, James Dow Smith
  • Publication number: 20220234818
    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: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: UNVERFERTH MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Brian James Petersen, David Richard Smith
  • Publication number: 20220227427
    Abstract: A mud flap for a wheeled vehicle includes an upper mounting portion and an extended protection portion. The extended protection portion includes at least two areas with slotted air flow openings. An upper slot area includes rows of elongated slots with the slots arranged in columns in each row. A lower slot area includes rows of elongated slots with the slots arranged in columns in each row. The slots in the upper slot area have heights that are greater than the heights of slots in the lower slot area. In some embodiments, a middle slot area is positioned between the upper slot area and the lower slot area. The slots in the middle slot area have different heights in different rows. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the slots in the upper slot area is replaced with diagonal mounting features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Darron Ming, Asa Hazelwood, Eric Richard Larson, Kevin Paul Shatzer, James Dow Smith
  • Publication number: 20220226322
    Abstract: Described herein are certain dosing schedules and amounts that effectively prevent and manage side effects associated with histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi) treatment. Optionally, these schedules and dosing regimens include treatment with an antiviral agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Robert MCRAE, Gail L. BROWN, Xiaohu DENG, David SLACK, Marshelle Smith WARREN, Richard TRAUGER
  • Patent number: 11391046
    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: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    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: 20220220808
    Abstract: A reamer for drill string pullback of a horizontal directional drill includes a shaft portion defining a central axis and a first end configured for attachment with a drill string of the horizontal directional drill. A plurality of vanes extend radially from an outer periphery of the shaft, each of the plurality of vanes defining an outer peripheral tooth base surface. On each of the plurality of vanes, a plurality of cutter teeth are individually and removably secured along the outer peripheral tooth base surface thereof, each one of the plurality of cutter teeth including a body and a PDC insert manufactured separately from the body and joined therewith. Each cutter tooth of the plurality is coupled to the respective one of the plurality of vanes by a removable fastener extending at least partially through the cutter tooth and at least partially through the one of the plurality of vanes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventor: Jacob Richard Smith
  • Publication number: 20220214133
    Abstract: A crossbow de-cock mechanism may include a de-cock activator that is selectively movable from a first de-cock activator position that prevents de-cocking of a crossbow into a second de-cock activator position that permits de-cocking of the crossbow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Michael SHAFFER, Richard BEDNAR, Steven BEDNAR, Phillip BEDNAR, Eric VANKEULEN, Gary SMITH, JR., Robert SEYMOUR, Keith BARTELS
  • Patent number: 11372143
    Abstract: Fingerprint sensors include a plurality of optical sensor elements, a collimator filter disposed above the plurality of optical sensor elements, and a display disposed above the collimator filter, wherein the display is a fingerprint imaging light source. The collimator filter has a plurality of apertures, and the plurality of optical sensor elements is configured to receive light transmitted through one aperture of the plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: WILL SEMICONDUCTOR (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Patrick Smith, Paul Wickboldt, Patrick A. Worfolk, Steven Molesa, Young Lee, Richard Klenkler
  • Publication number: 20220194220
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a mower having a chassis and a rear suspension assembly. The chassis supports a cutter deck. The rear suspension assembly includes a support, a drive axle, and a shock absorber. The support includes a pivot, and the pivot includes a bushing to allow pivotable motion relative to the chassis. The drive axle is supported by the support and is configured to transfer power to drive at least one wheel. The shock absorber is coupled to the support and the chassis. The at least one wheel and the drive axle are configured to vertically oscillate relative to the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. WEBER, Denis OSWALD, Travis RASCH, Erik SLEGELIS, Mark J. MELONE, James F. MARSHALL, Richard SMITH, Mark LYNCH
  • Publication number: 20220184608
    Abstract: A specimen container has a vessel having a reservoir and a specimen collection region. The specimen container also has a sleeve located within the vessel and moveable in the direction of the reservoir. Movement of the sleeve in the direction of the reservoir results in the specimen collection region and reservoir being brought into fluid communication with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: James BENNETT, Neil LITTEN, Richard SMITH, Julian BRANDON-JONES
  • Publication number: 20220184616
    Abstract: An interface for a microfluidic device such as a microfluidic cassette has a seal portion moveable from a first position to a second position within a reservoir in response to an applied force. Movement of the seal portion within the reservoir causes the volume of the reservoir to increase. The interface also has a hollow needle with a first end and a second end, the first end locatable in fluid communication with the reservoir and the second end located outside of the reservoir and arranged for piercing. The seal portion and the needle are arranged such that when the seal portion moves from the first position to the second position, a predetermined volume of fluid is drawn through the needle into the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: James BENNETT, Neil LITTEN, Richard SMITH, Julian BRANDON-JONES
  • Publication number: 20220153449
    Abstract: Systems and methods for manufacturing aircraft are disclosed. For example, an aircraft manufacturing system for repetitively manufacturing aircraft comprises a first manufacturing zone configured to repetitively manufacture first aircraft subassemblies, a second manufacturing zone configured to repetitively manufacture second aircraft subassemblies, and a third manufacturing zone configured to receive the first aircraft subassemblies from the first manufacturing zone, to receive the second aircraft subassemblies from the second manufacturing zone, and to repetitively assemble the first aircraft subassemblies and the second aircraft subassemblies into the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Jeremy Justice, Daniel Richard Smith, JR., Darrell Darwin Jones
  • Publication number: 20220153450
    Abstract: Systems and methods for manufacturing aircraft are disclosed. For example, a method for repetitively manufacturing aircraft comprises fractionally pulsing a constituent part down an assembly line by periodically advancing the constituent part down the assembly line by less than a length of the constituent part. The periodic advancing may include advancing the aircraft component by a pulse length that is less than the length of the aircraft component, stopping movement of the aircraft component for a duration and performing work on the aircraft component, and then advancing the aircraft component by the pulse length again. In another example, a method comprises determining a fractional pulse length to fractionally pulse one or more constituent parts of an aircraft based on one or more of a minimum workstation length of one or more assembly line workstations and a minimum section length of one or more work processes to be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Jeremy Justice, Daniel Richard Smith, JR., Darrell Darwin Jones
  • Publication number: 20220149504
    Abstract: An antenna unit includes a case having a base and a lid. An antenna assembly is located within the lid and is IP67 compliant, being waterproof. A plurality of antenna components are situated within the base separate from the antenna assembly. An optional barrier is located within the base to divide the antenna components from the lid. The antenna assembly include different types of antenna operable at least between 600 MHz to 39 GHz. The lid is separable from the base and is divided from other components to minimize interference so that all antenna may operate simultaneously while the lid is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: PARSEC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: MICHAEL A. NEENAN, RICHARD SMITH
  • Patent number: 11329363
    Abstract: An antenna unit includes a case having a base and a lid. An antenna assembly is located within the lid and is IP67 compliant, being waterproof. A plurality of antenna components are situated within the base separate from the antenna assembly. An optional barrier is located within the base to divide the antenna components from the lid. The antenna assembly include different types of antenna operable at least between 600 MHz to 39 GHz. The lid is separable from the base and is divided from other components to minimize interference so that all antenna may operate simultaneously while the lid is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Parsec Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Neenan, Richard Smith
  • Patent number: 11295126
    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: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Covectra, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Smith, Ronald Ducharme, Abhijeet Bhandari, Stephen M. Wood, Gary Miloscia
  • Patent number: 11273705
    Abstract: Front and rear independent suspension mechanisms accommodating an increased range of motion to better absorb shock originating at the wheels of a riding mower to insulate the operator and reduce stress on the mower chassis and other mechanical components. The front suspension can include a front axle with pivot pockets allowing 360 degree rotation of pivots engaged within the pockets, thereby providing a greater range of absorption of shock entering the front axle at varying angles. The rear suspension can include a vertically pivoting transmission platform, providing for controlled vertical motion in the transmission while the transmission is powered by an engine by way of a belt assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Weber, Denis Oswald, Travis Rasch, Erik Slegelis, Mark J. Melone, James F. Marshall, Richard Smith, Mark Lynch
  • Patent number: 11272709
    Abstract: The present invention related to compounds of Formula (I): or an agronomically acceptable salt thereof, wherein Q, X, Z, R2 and R3 areas described herein. The inventions further relates to compositions comprising said compounds, to methods of controlling weeds using said compositions, and to the use of Compounds of Formula (I) as a herbicide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Paul Matthew Burton, Alexander Martin Richard Smith, Katie Emery
  • Publication number: 20220071529
    Abstract: Measurement of target analytes is carried out with an enzyme-based sensor. The enzyme hydrogel is protected by a porous layer of a metallic material. The size of the pores is small enough to prevent degradation of the enzyme layer caused by the immune system of an organism, but large enough to allow transfer of molecules that participate in the electrochemical reaction allowing the enzyme to detect the target analytes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Dvin ADALIAN, Samson CHEN, Muhammad M. JILANI, Axel SCHERER, Xiomara Linnette MADERO, Richard SMITH