Patents by Inventor Scott Smith

Scott 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: 20220135199
    Abstract: A towed atmospheric balloon system includes an atmospheric balloon including a quantity of lift gas and a neutral buoyancy towing system coupled with the atmospheric balloon. The neutral buoyancy towing system includes one or more towing thrusters configured to move the towed atmospheric balloon system in a neutrally buoyant condition between altitudes, and a power source operatively coupled with the towing thruster. Wherein a composite mass of the towed atmospheric balloon system includes component masses of the atmospheric balloon and the neutral buoyancy towing system, and the composite mass is static and neutral buoyancy is maintained with movement between altitudes. At differing altitudes the composite mass of the towed atmospheric balloon system is static and the and the system remains neutrally buoyant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 11320044
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift control circuit operates a shift actuator using a first opposing pulse command and a first actuating pulse command, and releases pressure with shift actuating and opposing volumes of the shift actuator upon determining a shift completion event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Peterson, Graeme Andrew Jackson, Timothy Scott Smith, Paul Wilson, Christian Chimner, Thomas Connolly, Christopher Deboer
  • Patent number: 11320043
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift control circuit operates a shift actuator using a first opposing pulse command and a first actuating pulse command, and releases pressure with shift actuating and opposing volumes of the shift actuator upon determining a shift completion event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Peterson, Graeme Andrew Jackson, Timothy Scott Smith, Paul Wilson, Christian Chimner, Thomas Connolly, Christopher Deboer
  • Patent number: 11313456
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift control circuit operates a shift actuator using a first opposing pulse command and a first actuating pulse command, and releases pressure with shift actuating and opposing volumes of the shift actuator upon determining a shift completion event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Peterson, Graeme Andrew Jackson, Timothy Scott Smith, Paul Wilson, Christian Chimner, Thomas Connolly, Christopher Deboer
  • Patent number: 11299694
    Abstract: An all-natural, moisturizing soap composition that allow for high vegetable butter fat content while also being capable of processing for high quality bar soap (moisturizing properties without sticky pellets, brittleness, cracking, and/or inhibition of lather formation) and a method for making the same and other soaps is provided. The soap composition may contain up to 50% vegetable butter fat(s). The semi-continuous process for saponification provides a fast and energy efficient alternative to prior art methods, while also allowing for high quality bar soap that contains a high content (up to 50%) of vegetable butter fat(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Vanguard Soap LLC
    Inventor: Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 11299535
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to antibodies binding to Aspergillus allergens and methods for use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Scott A. Smith
  • Patent number: 11287218
    Abstract: A reticle for an aiming device includes a number of holdover indicators on the reticle that may be individually selected; an input for receiving ballistics data; and a processor configured to, based at least in part on the received ballistics data, select one or more of the holdover indicators; and cause the selected holdover indicator or indicators to visibly change state on the reticle. Methods of operating a digital reticle are also described. Further disclosed is a system that includes the reticle above, as well as a rangefinder for providing range data and a ballistics calculator for providing ballistics data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SIG SAUER, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew W. York, Gregory Scott Smith, Richard Bradley Brumfield, Joseph Fruechtel
  • Patent number: 11283690
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media to orchestrate process-performing resources are disclosed. Collected data items may correspond to assignments of process-performing resources, and device interactions or data changes that correspond to process or operation performances, conditions of loads. Data items may be processed to identify and map data portions to process-performing resources. Content nodes may be created and linked in a network of content nodes configured according to a computational model that comprises hierarchical orderings of the content nodes using a network data structure. A graphical representation may be formatted to represent the network data structure of the content nodes linked in the network. Metrics of resource performance corresponding to content nodes may be determined. The computational model may be trained using the metrics to create an adapted computational model. Adapted content nodes may be created according to the adapted computational model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: C/HCA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sammie Mosier, Bryan Sisk, Todd Shafer, Clarence Robert Foster, Aaron Montlary, Jonathan Perlin, Edmund Jackson, David Wedemeyer, Stephanie Fulbright, Jeffrey Scott Smith, Jane Englebright, Robert Rochford
  • Patent number: 11267576
    Abstract: Plated polymeric gas turbine engine parts and methods for fabricating lightweight plated polymeric gas turbine engine parts are disclosed. The parts include a polymeric substrate plated with one or more metal layers. The polymeric material of the polymeric substrate may be structurally reinforced with materials that may include carbon, metal, or glass. The polymeric substrate may also include a plurality of layers to form a composite layup structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James T. Roach, Colin J. Kling, Grant O. Cook, III, James J. McPhail, Shari L. Bugaj, James F. O'Brien, Majidullah Dehlavi, Scott A. Smith, Matthew R. Rader, Matthew A. Turner, JinQuan Xu
  • Publication number: 20220068778
    Abstract: Apparatuses, such as semiconductor device packages, may include, for example, a device substrate including a semiconductor material and bond pads coupled with an active surface of the device substrate. A package substrate may be secured to the device substrate, the package substrate configured to route signals to and from the bond pads. A ball grid array may be supported on, and electrically connected to, the package substrate. Each ball of the ball grid array positioned and configured to carry a clock signal or a strobe signal may be located in a central column of the ball grid array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew B. Leslie, Timothy M. Hollis, Scott R. Cyr, Stephen F. Moxham, Matthew A. Prather, Scott Smith
  • Publication number: 20220058982
    Abstract: Assemblies, methods, apparatus, and systems for learning activities are described. An assembly may include a first section and a second section. The first section of the assembly may include a first surface area portion that has a first set of recesses with which to receive indication elements (e.g., marbles or balls). The second section of the assembly may include validation protrusions and an alignment mechanism for aligning the second section with the first surface area portion of the first section. A method of using the assembly may include positioning the indication elements in a subset of the first set of recesses and placing the second section over the first section. The method may also include determining whether the second section correctly seats with the first section of the assembly for validating correct positioning of the indication elements corresponding to a logic truth table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Lisa Marie Smith, Brandon Scott Smith
  • Publication number: 20220044140
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system which assists rescuers in efforts to locate persons in the event of potentially harmful condition in a structure. An example system includes a sensory node which gathers sensor data including occupancy data. The system uses the sensory node to gather and process condition data to establish normal behavioral characteristics of the data. Threshold levels are determined from this processing. An alert is transmitted when conditions are detected that fall outside those threshold levels. The alert includes information regarding the detected conditions, occupancy information, and structure data. An example system includes a portable device that receives the alert along with the information provided with the alert and uses that information to alert a user and provide a display that provides alert and occupancy data such that occupants of the structure can be located and provided with assistance if required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Robert Mullaly, Kurt Joseph Wedig, Daniel Ralph Parent, Kevin Sadowski, Scott Smith, Nathan Gabriel, Laura Nagler
  • Patent number: 11242126
    Abstract: A towed atmospheric balloon system includes an atmospheric balloon including a quantity of lift gas and a neutral buoyancy towing system coupled with the atmospheric balloon. The neutral buoyancy towing system includes one or more towing thrusters configured to move the towed atmospheric balloon system in a neutrally buoyant condition between altitudes, and a power source operatively coupled with the towing thruster. Wherein a composite mass of the towed atmospheric balloon system includes component masses of the atmospheric balloon and the neutral buoyancy towing system, and the composite mass is static and neutral buoyancy is maintained with movement between altitudes. At differing altitudes the composite mass of the towed atmospheric balloon system is static and the system remains neutrally buoyant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Raven Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 11235771
    Abstract: A vehicle driveline including a first axle assembly having a first drive ratio. A second axle assembly in selective driving engagement with the first axle assembly, the first and second axle assemblies having a second drive ratio when in driving engagement. A control system in electrical communication with the first and second axle assemblies, wherein the control system selectively engages the second axle assembly with the first axle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Dana Heavy Vehicle Systems Group, LLC
    Inventor: Scott A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20220023646
    Abstract: A leadless biostimulator including an attachment feature to facilitate precise manipulation during delivery or retrieval is described. The attachment feature can be monolithically formed from a rigid material, and includes a base, a button, and a stem interconnecting the base to the button. The stem is a single post having a transverse profile extending around a central axis. The transverse profile can be annular and can surround the central axis. The leadless biostimulator includes a battery assembly having a cell can that includes an end boss. A tether recess in the end boss is axially aligned with a face port in the button to receive tethers of a delivery or retrieval system through an inner lumen of the stem. The attachment feature can be mounted on and welded to the cell can at a thickened transition region around the end boss. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas B. Eby, Benjamin F. James, IV, Kavous Sahabi, Travis Lieber, Arees Garabed, Craig E. Mar, Sondra Orts, Tyler J. Strang, Jennifer Heisel, Bernhard Arnar, Daniel Coyle, Daniel Goodman, Scott Smith, Scott Kerns, David Rickheim, Adam Weber, Mike Sacha, Byron Liehwah Chun
  • Publication number: 20220016628
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide nanopore devices, such as nanopore sensors and/or other nanofluidic devices. In one or more embodiments, a nanopore device contains a substrate, an optional lower protective oxide layer disposed on the substrate, a membrane disposed on the lower protective oxide layer, and an optional upper protective oxide layer disposed on the membrane. The membrane has a pore and contains silicon nitride. The silicon nitride has a nitrogen to silicon ratio of about 0.98 to about 1.02 and the membrane has an intrinsic stress value of about ?1,000 MPa to about 1,000 MPa. The nanopore device also contains a channel extending through at least the substrate, the lower protective oxide layer, the membrane, the upper protective oxide layer, and the upper protective silicon nitride layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Ryan Scott SMITH, Roger QUON, David COLLINS, George ODLUM, Raghav SREENIVASAN, Joseph R. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 11225253
    Abstract: A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift actuator selectively couples the input shaft to the main shaft by rotatably coupling gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. An integrated actuator housing includes a single external power access for the shift actuator. A controller interprets a shaft displacement angle, determines if the transmission is in an imminent zero or zero torque region, and performs a transmission operation in response to the transmission in the imminent zero or zero torque region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: EATON CUMMINS AUTOMATED TRANSMISSION TECH., LLC
    Inventors: Graeme Andrew Jackson, David L. Wadas, Paul Peterson, Paul Wilson, Thomas Connolly, Christian Chimner, Timothy Scott Smith, Andrzej Wota
  • Patent number: 11223933
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating communication with autonomous vehicles are provided. In one example embodiment, the autonomous vehicle telecommunications network system includes a first point-of-presence (POP) interface configured to obtain a first communication associated with a first autonomous vehicle and to route the first communication associated with the first autonomous vehicle. The autonomous vehicle telecommunications network system includes a first security system configured to authenticate the first autonomous vehicle. The first POP interface is separate from the first security system. The autonomous vehicle telecommunications network system includes a first data center system configured to receive the first communication associated with the first autonomous vehicle that is authenticated and to provide data to the first autonomous vehicle. The first POP interface is separate from the first data center system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Michael James Aitken, Scott Smith
  • Patent number: D945857
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC
    Inventor: Scott A. Smith
  • Patent number: D950364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC
    Inventor: Scott A. Smith