Patents by Inventor Robert H. Smith

Robert H. 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: 20210163834
    Abstract: A method for marking a petroleum hydrocarbon or a liquid biologically derived fuel; said method comprising adding to said petroleum hydrocarbon or liquid biologically derived fuel at least one compound that is a R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8—substituted dibenzofuran, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8 independently are hydrogen, hydrocarbyl, hydrocarbyloxy, aryl or aryloxy; provided that R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8 collectively have at least two carbon atoms; wherein each compound having formula (I) is present at a level from 0.01 ppm to 20 ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Robert J. Wright, Brian A. Jazdzewski, Warren E. Smith, Jeremy Chris Reyes, Zahid Asif, Clark H. Cummins, William L. Winniford
  • Patent number: 11021581
    Abstract: Vulcanizable elastomeric formulation are disclosed. The formulations comprise at least one elastomer; a vulcanizing agent comprising cyclododecasulfur; and a prevulcanization inhibitor, present in an amount, for example, from about 0.01 phr to about 10 phr. The formulations, when vulcanized, provide articles that exhibit improved durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Scott Donald Barnicki, Frederick Ignatz-Hoover, Robert Thomas Hembre, Andrew Neil Smith, Henk Kreulen, Aruna M. Velamakanni, Chenchy Lin, Ronald H. Arthur
  • Patent number: 11009193
    Abstract: A variety of light-emitting devices for general illumination utilizing solid state light sources (e.g., light emitting diodes) are disclosed. In general, the devices include a scattering element in combination with an extractor element. The scattering element, which may include elastic and/or inelastic scattering centers, is spaced apart from the light source element. Opposite sides of the scattering element have asymmetric optical interfaces, there being a larger refractive index mismatch at the interface facing the light emitting element than the interface between the scattering element and the extractor element. Such a structure favors forward scattering of light from the scattering element. In other words, the system favors scattering out of the scattering element into the extractor element over backscattering light towards the light source element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Roland H. Haitz, George E. Smith, Robert C. Gardner, Louis Lerman
  • Patent number: 10680341
    Abstract: Optimizations are provided in the design and fabrication of a parabolic antenna reflector. In particular, a parabolic antenna reflector comprises an inner reflective face being formed in a parabolic shape and a first outer circumferential portion. The parabolic antenna also includes an outer face being formed in a different parabolic shape and a second circumferential portion. The first outer circumferential portion is coupled to the second outer circumferential portion to form an inner body between the inner reflective face and the outer face. This inner body includes a monopulse comparator waveguide. As a result, the monopulse comparator waveguide is embedded between the inner reflective face and the outer face. In some instances, this waveguide includes one or more bends. Additionally, in some instances, the parabolic antenna reflector is fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques such that the parabolic antenna reflector is a single printed unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: L3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevis D. Anderson, Jared E. Campbell, Michael C. Hollenbeck, Robert H. Smith
  • Patent number: 9253925
    Abstract: An electronic assembly can include a support structure, a circuit substrate coupled to a first portion of the support structure, and a composite material panel coupled to a second portion of the support structure. An electronic device can be coupled to a mounting surface of the circuit substrate and disposed within a space enclosed by walls of the support structure. The panel can include contiguous sections inner surfaces of which can be oriented within twenty-five degrees of parallel to said mounting surface. Each section can be significantly more thermally conductive generally parallel to the inner surface of the section than generally perpendicular to the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Corp.
    Inventor: Robert H. Smith
  • Patent number: 7182637
    Abstract: A panel-mounted electrical connector pair (12,36) has a recessed electrical connector (12) having a socket portion (18) with a first flange (26) proximate an open end (20) thereof, a first distal web (22) and a first type of electrical terminal (24a) protruding through said first distal web (22). The socket portion (18) is extendable through a first opening (64) in a first panel (62), with the first flange (26) abutting against the first panel (62). The connector pair (12, 36) includes a protruding connector (36) with a plug portion (38). The protruding connector (36) has a proximal end plate (42), a second distal web (44) spaced from the proximal end plate (42), a second flange (48) disposed on the protruding connector (36) proximate to the second distal web (44), and a second type of electrical terminal (46a) protruding through the second distal web (44) toward the proximal end plate (42). The proximal end plate (42) has an opening (94a) therein aligned with the second type of electrical terminal (46a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Heyco, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Coyle, Jr., Joseph G. Lares, Robert H. Smith
  • Patent number: 6198730
    Abstract: A communications network is capable of using time division multiple access (TDMA) techniques, code division multiple access (CDMA) techniques, or a combination of both. A subscriber unit (30) makes a request for a traffic channel over a CDMA pilot channel or a TDMA broadcast channel. A satellite (20) or a base station (40) receives the request and determines whether to assign a TDMA or CDMA traffic channel. The downlink and uplink can have the same access scheme (e.g., TDMA) or different access schemes (e.g., TDMA on the uplink and CDMA on the downlink).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Wesley Hogberg, Thomas Peter Emmons, Jr., Robert H. Smith
  • Patent number: 6018315
    Abstract: A space vehicle uses a signal received from a global positioning system (GPS) satellite (51, FIG. 1) to determine the attitude of a space vehicle. The signal is received through a pair of antennas (10, 11) and converted to sum and difference outputs by a sum and difference circuit (30). These outputs are then conveyed to down converter/correlators (55), and then to envelope detectors (60). The outputs of the envelope detectors (60) are then converted to a digital format by an analog to digital converter (70). The digitally formatted sum and difference amplitudes are then used by a processor (80) to calculate the required attitude adjustment to the space vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dane Ince, Robert H. Smith
  • Patent number: 5931775
    Abstract: A device including a disk shaped base having a cylindrical projection thereon about which a resilient sleeve is disposed. The sleeve is subject to partial compression during constriction of the vaginal sphincter muscle with repeated constriction serving to restore muscle tone and strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Inventor: Robert H. Smith
  • Patent number: 5884298
    Abstract: A method accesses and updates information from a library of optical discs and includes a step of cataloging optical discs. The cataloging step includes the generation of a unique value for each of the cataloged discs. The unique value is produced by iteratively reading data from each disc and iteratively combining the data. The cataloging step includes the generation of catalog data streams. The catalog data streams include fixed length data representing file and directory attributes and variable length data representing file names and directory names. The method includes the further step of producing limited depth catalogs representing file and directory information on the optical discs. The limited depth catalogs have a fixed number of subdirectory levels and file types. The fixed number is selected by a user, and the file types are selected by a user. The method includes the further step of caching optical disc data to a hard disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Cygnet Storage Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Smith, II, Scott R. Hanggie, Mark L. Weaver, Stephan E. Benzie
  • Patent number: 5516298
    Abstract: A cable harness for managing cables originating from devices supported by an office work surface and from external power and telecommunication sources is disclosed. The harness comprises a stationary plate and a carrier plate. The stationary plate has an upper edge portion and a front surface adapted for fixed attachment with an upright wall of a furniture system. The carrier plate has a front surface, an opposing rear surface, and a lower edge portion pivotally interconnected with the stationary plate upper edge portion. The carrier plate includes a first plurality of apertures configured to receive electrical power receptacles serially aligned in a first lower row, and further includes a second plurality of apertures configured to receive electronic cable connectors serially aligned in a second upper row. The first lower row is located between the carrier plate lower edge portion and the second upper row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Assignee: Specialty Lighting
    Inventor: Robert H. Smith
  • Patent number: 5382044
    Abstract: A mounting structure for mounting to a vehicle body having oppositely disposed strut towers. The mounting structure includes right and left suspension assemblies, a cradle operatively connected therebetween, a vehicle engine and transmission mounted on the cradle and guide pins provided on each of the suspension assemblies. The mounting structure is adapted to being mounted as a unit into the vehicle body with the guide pins guiding the suspension assemblies into engagement with the respective oppositely disposed strut towers, and suitable fasteners for securing the suspension assemblies to the strut towers. Each strut tower includes outer and inner interconnected, spaced apart wall members separated by support spacers, with a plurality of aligned openings formed through the outer and inner spaced apart wall members, a pair of guide openings formed in the inner wall member, and an opening formed through the outer and inner wall members' central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Assignee: Chrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. Smith, Jan Szadkowski
  • Patent number: 5375870
    Abstract: A mounting structure for mounting to a vehicle body having oppositely disposed strut towers includes right and left suspension assemblies, a cradle operatively connected therebetween, a vehicle engine and transmission mounted on the cradle and guide means provided on each of the suspension assemblies. The mounting structure is adapted to being mounted as a unit into the vehicle body with the guide means guiding the suspension assemblies into engagement with the respective oppositely disposed strut towers, and suitable fasteners for securing the suspension assemblies to the strut towers. Each strut tower includes outer and inner interconnected, spaced apart wall members separated by support spacers, with a plurality of aligned openings formed through the outer and inner spaced apart wall members, a pair of guide openings formed in the inner wall member, and an opening formed through the outer and inner wall members' central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: Chrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. Smith, Jan Szadkowski
  • Patent number: 4813704
    Abstract: A front wheel suspension for a front wheel drive vehicle incorporating dual shock absorber struts arranged in tandem. Each fore and aft strut has its cylindrical casing lower end pivotally connected to an associated one of a lower control arm bifurcated leg portion for rotational movement about a longitudinal extending strut lower pivot axis. Each strut casing upper end is pivotally connected by a pintle pin for rotating movement about a longitudinal extending strut upper pivot axis to the inboard end of a swingable upper control arm. The lower control arm leg portions have their inboard ends pivotally connected to a sub-frame engine cradle for rotational movement about an axis parallel to the strut upper and lower pivot axes. An intermediate portion of a drive half shaft assembly is positioned in the space between the fore and aft struts. A transverse leaf spring has each outboard end supported on an associated lower control arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Chrysler Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Robert H. Smith
  • Patent number: 4704138
    Abstract: In a coal or coal char gasification system using hot recycled inert heat transfer medium (IHTM) solids, the heat transfer medium and some of the unreacted or ungasified char are passed through a spouted-bed reactor. In the spouted-bed reactor, the unreacted char is burned in a way that more efficiently reheats the heat transfer medium and reduces fusion, agglomeration, plugging, fouling and erosion problems. These advantages are provided by the fact that only a central spout of solids is fluidized and the fact the solids undergo a systematic cyclic mechanism where there is greater contact between the hot char and IHTM solids. The spouted-bed produces a hydrodynamic system which is substantially different from conventional gas-solid combustor configurations, especially fluidized combustors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1987
    Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
    Inventor: Robert H. Smith
  • Patent number: 4484688
    Abstract: A rectangular barrel-like structure having four wooden stave sides and two wooden stave head sections, joined together by specially designed triangular corner members. Each of the staves used in making the side walls and in making the head sections are of white oak and are of tongue-and-groove construction. Additionally, each of the staves utilized in the wall sections contains a croze at the top and at the bottom for snug engagement with the staves forming the head sections. Each of the triangular corner members is truncated at the junction of the leg and the base of the triangle so as to form a planar section equal in width to the width of the wall section stave. The truncated planar section contains a projecting tongue on one side for engagement with a complementary groove of a wall stave of one side section and a complementary groove on the other for engagement with a projecting tongue of one of the wall staves of the other wall section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Assignee: Robert Henry Smith Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert H. Smith
  • Patent number: 4460452
    Abstract: A process for separating crude oil from a mixture comprising crude oil, finely divided organic solids and water by contacting the mixture with a solvent and a solvent vapor stream in a first contacting zone to heat the mixture and produce a vaporous stream containing at least a major portion of the water and a crude oil laden solvent and inorganic solids mixture which is thereafter separated into a crude oil laden solvent stream and an inorganic solids stream with the inorganic solids stream being thereafter contacted with additional solvent to remove additional quantities of crude oil from the inorganic solids. Crude oil is recovered from a crude oil laden solvent stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
    Inventors: Steven W. Johnson, Robert H. Smith
  • Patent number: 4383837
    Abstract: This invention concerns an efficient, high recovery, single product, multiple-stage process for producing high BTU methane from a low BTU feed gas containing carbon monoxide, hydrogen, nitrogen and other materials. In the process, impurities like hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide are removed at the appropriate point. The carbon monoxide is removed and split into two streams. One stream is reacted with steam to provide additional hydrogen which is mixed with the other carbon monoxide stream and passed to a methanator. The hydrogen in the feed gas is recovered in an especially efficient two stage manner which is suitable for use with standard cooling water and which reduces metallurgical problems, compression requirements and heat requirements. In the first stage, metal hydrides are formed, thereby separating the hydrogen in the feed gas from nitrogen and the nitrogen exits and is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1983
    Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
    Inventor: Robert H. Smith
  • Patent number: 4342732
    Abstract: The physical and chemical fixation and stabilization of waste products from a sulfur-fuel burning unit through controlled crystallization of dissolved calcium sulfite. A low pH calcium sulfite solution is added to the waste containing aqueous sludge produced by a gas desulfurization unit thereby raising the pH of the calcium sulfite to crystalize the calcium sulfite and bind and encapsulate the waste products into a solid mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1982
    Inventor: Robert H. Smith
  • Patent number: D344341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: Helen Claire Smith
    Inventor: Robert H. Smith