Patents by Inventor Ronald R. Smith

Ronald R. 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: 20190285267
    Abstract: A cabinet and a kit for retrofitting a cabinet are disclosed. The cabinet includes a stationary box, at least one moveable wing attached to the stationary box and configured to open and close relative to the stationary box. The at least one moveable wing includes at least one of a door hinged to the stationary box or a drawer mounted via slide actuators to the stationary box. The cabinet also includes a reed switch attached to the stationary box, a magnet attached to the at least one moveable wing, and at least one light emitting diode (LED) fixture installed within the stationary box. Opening the at least one wing separates the reed switch from the magnet and permits current to flow to the at least one LED fixture to illuminate at least an interior portion of the stationary box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Hafele America Co.
    Inventors: Paul K. Smith, Jeffery R. Ratkus, Lucas J. Vermeer, Nicholas Klietsch, Nina Gueorguieva, Ronald Mann
  • Patent number: 10401018
    Abstract: A cabinet and a kit for retrofitting a cabinet are disclosed. The cabinet includes a stationary box, at least one moveable wing attached to the stationary box and configured to open and close relative to the stationary box. The at least one moveable wing includes at least one of a door hinged to the stationary box or a drawer mounted via slide actuators to the stationary box. The cabinet also includes a reed switch attached to the stationary box, a magnet attached to the at least one moveable wing, and at least one light emitting diode (LED) fixture installed within the stationary box. Opening the at least one wing separates the reed switch from the magnet and permits current to flow to the at least one LED fixture to illuminate at least an interior portion of the stationary box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hafele America Co.
    Inventors: Paul K. Smith, Jeffery R. Ratkus, Lucas J. Vermeer, Nicholas Klietsch, Nina Gueorguieva, Ronald Mann
  • Patent number: 10343634
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a vehicle structure, a bumper, an elongate structural member, and an extension portion. The elongate structural member is able to crush longitudinally in response to application of force in a longitudinal direction. The extension portion is able to crush longitudinally in response to application of force in the longitudinal direction, is connected to the elongate structural member such that the elongate structural member and the extension portion support the bumper with respect to the vehicle structure, and is operable to move the bumper between an extended position and a retracted position with respect to the vehicle structure to change a distance between the bumper and the vehicle structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Mikael Fermer, Alice C. Watts, Joel Frederic Jensen, Ronald Jack Smith, Mark B. Rober, Sung Hoon Kim, David Jennings Dostal, Russell Cranstoun Mead, Jr., Todd Elliot Lewis, Jesse T. Buehler, Nathaniel J. Dennis, Tommaso P. Rivellini, Robert R. Mayer, Anthony S. Montevirgen, Donald J. Parr, Bryce A. Woollard, Adam J. Golman, Kevin P. Makowski, Daniel E. Rivera
  • Publication number: 20190173218
    Abstract: An electrical connector or electrical connector assembly that has a housing, a contact carrier, one or more spring members, and an interposer. The contact carrier is movable with respect to the housing between unmated and mated electrical positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald I. Frank, James R. Meszaros, George L. Goulart, JR., Braden J. lshaug, Robert G. Hennemuth, III, Michael D. Smith, Michael A. Yashin, Gordon J. Udall, Daniel R. Mcnevin
  • Patent number: 9313214
    Abstract: A method (100) and an apparatus (e.g., a network node (210)) for providing enhanced security using service provider authentication. In addition to authenticating an application signature (245) against a root certificate (235) stored on the network node (210), a first carrier identification (250) associated with the application (240) is compared to a second carrier identification (255). If the first and second carrier identifications match, then the application can be assigned to a trusted protection domain and granted permissions which provide privileged access to the network node. For example, the application can be granted permission to be installed and/or executed on the network node. Otherwise the application can be denied privileged access. Accordingly, a carrier's applications will be only installed onto network nodes that are intended recipients of the applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Ji Xiao, Jyh-Han Lin, Ronald R. Smith, Ruiqiang Zhuang
  • Patent number: 9278394
    Abstract: A lock installation system of template drill and router guides that clamp to the door to prepare doors for locking and latching devices of many different brands. The system uses changeable template drill guides clamped to the faces of the door to drill the cross hole and other specialty holes needed. The edge drilling is done with an attachment for the proper size bit or with a ¼ inch pilot hole and hole saw. The attachment also allows the pre-drilling of the screw holes for mounting the latch assembly. After removing the edge drill setup, there is a router template to cut the mortize for the latch for commercial locksets. There is an attachment for residential locks to router cut the mortize cut out for the latch assembly. The embodiment will work on beveled and square edge doors of the two most common back sets. The embodiment will do door edge center, off set drilling and latch assembly mortizing. There is also a means to help align the embodiment on a door that has a pre-existing preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: Ronald R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140133929
    Abstract: A lock installation system of template drill and router guides that clamp to the door to prepare doors for locking and latching devices of many different brands. The system uses changeable template drill guides clamped to the faces of the door to drill the cross hole and other specialty holes needed. The edge drilling is done with an attachment for the proper size bit or with a ¼ inch pilot hole and hole saw. The attachment also allows the pre-drilling of the screw holes for mounting the latch assembly. After removing the edge drill setup, there is a router template to cut the mortise for the latch for commercial locksets. There is an attachment for residential locks to router cut the mortise cut out for the latch assembly. The embodiment will work on beveled and square edge doors of the two most common back sets. The embodiment will do door edge center, off set drilling and latch assembly mortising. There is also a means to help align the embodiment on a door that has a pre-existing preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130135265
    Abstract: A communication device is disclosed. The device includes a transceiver coupled to a controller, and a display having a user interactive touch-interface. The controller is configured to control a first function of the device upon actuation of a first switch when the display is in a first state and to control a second function of the communication device in upon actuation of a second switch. The first switch is perceptible regardless of the state of the display, and second switch is perceptible when the display is in the first state but not the second state. The controller controls the second function in response to actuating the first switch when the display is in a second state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: MOTOROLA MOBILITY, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Seuck, Cindy-Kay H. Forsyth-Martinez, Ronald R. Smith
  • Patent number: 7116784
    Abstract: A mobile communication device (200) has a software architecture (302) that includes a closed operating environment (306). The closed operating environment is inaccessible to the user of the mobile communication device, and it includes software for implementing a reporting function designed to collect certain information from within the mobile communication device, and to transmit it to an entity outside the mobile communication device, such as a server (310).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Jyh-Han Lin, Wei-Hsing Dan Lee, Ronald R. Smith, Biren Patel
  • Patent number: 6889212
    Abstract: A mobile communication device (104) loads an application bundle (200), which includes a software application (202) and an indication of a time limited license (206). To enforce the time limited license, the mobile communication device, upon attempting to invoke the application code (310), obtains a secure time reading (312). It is contemplated that a secure time server (116) may be used to facilitate license enforcement. Once the secure time reading is obtained, the mobile communication device compares the time with the license period, and executes the code only if the time reading is within the license period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex C. Wang, Wai Alan Chan, Jy-Han Lin, Robert L. Geiger, Ronald R. Smith, Sanjay Wanchoo
  • Patent number: 6766353
    Abstract: A signed application descriptor file (206) is used instead of X.509 certificates to authenticate a portable application code, such as a JAVA archive (JAR) file. The signed ADF includes an application descriptor file (302), file hash (304) of the JAR file (301), a developer descriptor file (308), signed time stamp (310), and a developer's certificate (312). A network client device (202) includes limited computing resources (212) and a virtual machine environment for executing the portable code (208). Furthermore the client device contains a set of cryptographic, digital keys for authenticating parts of the signed ADF, which are further used to authenticate the JAR file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Jyh-Han Lin, Robert L. Geiger, Ronald R. Smith, Alan W. Chan, Sanjay Wanchoo
  • Publication number: 20040064697
    Abstract: A mobile communication device (200) has a software architecture (302) that includes a closed operating environment (306). The closed operating environment is inaccessible to the user of the mobile communication device, and it includes software for implementing a reporting function designed to collect certain information from within the mobile communication device, and to transmit it to an entity outside the mobile communication device, such as a server (310).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Jyh-Han Lin, Wei-Hsing Lee, Ronald R. Smith, Biren Patel
  • Patent number: 6676587
    Abstract: The emboss module of the present invention provides for automatic die and bolster conversion. The emboss module includes a frame, a die changer sub-assembly and a bolster sub-assembly. The die changer sub-assembly includes rotatable die changers for automatically registering dies therein, and the bolster sub-assembly includes counters and panels for receiving the sheet of material and the die. Both the die changer and bolster sub-assemblies are adapted for use with emboss and foil dies and counters. Accordingly, a more efficient and scalable emboss system and method for automatically changing dies and bolsters is described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards Incorporated
    Inventors: Ronald R. Smith, Scott A. Schimke
  • Publication number: 20030050164
    Abstract: The emboss module of the present invention provides for automatic die and bolster conversion. The emboss module includes a frame, a die changer sub-assembly and a bolster sub-assembly. The die changer sub-assembly includes rotatable die changers for automatically registering dies therein, and the bolster sub-assembly includes counters and panels for receiving the sheet of material and the die. Both the die changer and bolster sub-assemblies are adapted for use with emboss and foil dies and counters. Accordingly, a more efficient and scalable emboss system and method for automatically changing dies and bolsters is described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Ronald R. Smith, Scott A. Schimke
  • Publication number: 20030050163
    Abstract: A die changer registration system of the present invention includes a die having a holes and beveled edges and a die changer having trigger levers, trigger clamps, and a die receiving surface including pins extending therefrom. The die is registered on the die changer by fitting the pins into the die holes. Trigger levers are used to register and release the die from the die changer. Further, trigger clamps are used to hold the die within the die changer using the beveled edges. In this manner, the die changer can be used to automatically registers and changes dies without requiring “make-ready” operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventor: Ronald R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20020078380
    Abstract: A developer (102) develops a software application (204) which needs to be tested or debugged, or both. To eliminate the need to either intentionally compromise the security environment of the target portable device, or having to request a certificate for each version of the software under development, the developer obtains a development certificate (208). The development certificate includes a device identifier unique to the particular portable device on which the software is to be tested, and some development parameter. The target device uses these two pieces of data to determine if the software is valid, and executable. If either of these pieces of data are not valid, the security mechanism of the target device will disable the software, or otherwise refuse to permit it to execute. The developer signs the software with the development certificate, and then loads the signed software onto the target device, which then authenticates the developer's signature and development certificate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventors: Jyh-Han Lin, Robert L. Geiger, Alex C. Wang, Sanjay Wanchoo, Alan W. Chan, Ronald R. Smith
  • Patent number: 6349639
    Abstract: A flexible counter for an embossing system provides resilient support under a sheet which opposes pressure from a contoured die forming an embossment in the sheet. The flexible counter includes a resilient mat and a fixed bolster which supports the mat. The bolster has peripheral walls which extend around sides of the mat so that an upper portion of the mat protrudes above the peripheral walls. In addition, the bolster includes a resilient bumper that bounds an upper portion of the mat. An upper edge of the bumper is about flush with an upper surface of the mat. The walls have a peripheral channel in which the bumper is disposed. The bumper is formed of a resilient material having higher rigidity than the mat, thereby controlling the flow and stretching behavior of the upper surface of the mat as compressed during an embossing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ronald R. Smith, Scott A. Schimke
  • Publication number: 20010000860
    Abstract: A flexible counter for an embossing system provides resilient support under a sheet which opposes pressure from a contoured die forming an embossment in the sheet. The flexible counter includes a resilient mat and a fixed bolster which supports the mat. The bolster has a peripheral wall which extends around sides of the mat so that an upper portion of the mat protrudes above the peripheral wall. In addition, the bolster includes support surfaces bounded by recesses. The support surfaces support a bottom surface of the mat, and the recesses receive bulging portions of the mat when compressed under pressure from the die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Publication date: May 10, 2001
    Inventors: Ronald R. Smith, Scott A. Schinke
  • Patent number: 6186936
    Abstract: A flexible counter for an embossing system provides resilient support under a sheet which opposes pressure from a contoured die forming an embossment in the sheet. The flexible counter includes a resilient mat and a fixed bolster which supports the mat. The bolster has a peripheral wall which extends around sides of the mat so that an upper portion of the mat protrudes above the peripheral wall. In addition, the bolster includes support surfaces bounded by recesses. The support surfaces support a bottom surface of the mat, and the recesses receive bulging portions of the mat when compressed under pressure from the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ronald R. Smith, Scott A. Schimke
  • Patent number: D440783
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventors: Craig T. Miller, Ronald R. Smith