Patents by Inventor Shawn Smith

Shawn 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: 20170340765
    Abstract: A dispensing device for release of a volatile material includes a base, a drive arm coupled to a pendulum based drive mechanism, and a refill coupled to the drive arm. The refill includes a support base, at least one flange, a substrate coupled with the at least one flange, and a use-up cue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Joel E. Adair, Brian T. Davis, Gregory A. Falduto, Michelle Dekea Fason, Kamran Faterioun, Donald J. Schumacher, Paulina Carlos Trevino, Katlyn Ross, Shawn Smith, Evan A. Sparks
  • Patent number: 9568692
    Abstract: An opto-electric (OE) module having a front and back orientation and comprising a connector having a front end configured to mate with a connector, an optical interconnect comprising an optical conduit with first and second ends, the first end being terminated by at least one first ferrule, the first ferrule being disposed in the connector in a non-biased state, and the second end being optically coupled to at least one opto-electric device (OED), wherein the optical interconnect is not configured to bend to accommodate distance variations between said first ferrule and said OED, a cover being attached to the connector and having an interior, a circuit board disposed in the interior and having an electrical interface configured to connect to a daughter card, and the opto-electric device (OED) attached to the circuit board and optically connected to the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Gary Annis, James Leo Barry, David James Fabian, Benjamin Michael Grab, James Patrick Mosier, Douglas Harold Rohde, Rodney Shawn Smith
  • Publication number: 20160282575
    Abstract: An opto-electric (OE) module having a front and back orientation and comprising a connector having a front end configured to mate with a connector, an optical interconnect comprising an optical conduit with first and second ends, the first end being terminated by at least one first ferrule, the first ferrule being disposed in the connector in a non-biased state, and the second end being optically coupled to at least one opto-electric device (OED), wherein the optical interconnect is not configured to bend to accommodate distance variations between said first ferrule and said OED, a cover being attached to the connector and having an interior, a circuit board disposed in the interior and having an electrical interface configured to connect to a daughter card, and the opto-electric device (OED) attached to the circuit board and optically connected to the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Kyle Gary Annis, James Leo Barry, David James Fabian, Benjamin Michael Grab, James Patrick Mosier, Douglas Harold Rohde, Rodney Shawn Smith
  • Publication number: 20160267793
    Abstract: An improved system and method for creating and accessing a centralized database containing an assorted variety of information related to a debtor such as physical addresses of the debtor or his friends, associates and relatives, as well as information related to a mobile asset, such as physical description information, collectively referred to as “identifying information.” Methods are also disclosed for lenders and others to send identifying information to the centralized database, and for users such as skip tracers to be able to download and use the information located in the database for asset recovery purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Shawn Smith, Cort DeHart
  • Publication number: 20160194041
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a system or method for moving a load, the apparatus may include a control panel comprising an assemblage of one or more directional switches that are configured to activate a lift mechanism structure to lift a load-bearing frame supporting the load. The one or more directional switches configured to adjust a travel mechanism that is coupled to a roller track and connected to an electrically positionable roller assembly and adjust a pin connector that is configured to connect a support foot to the roller track to allow the roller track to rotate relative to the support foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Shawn Smith, Harlan Smith, Brian Unger
  • Patent number: 9373142
    Abstract: An improved system and method for creating and accessing a centralized database containing an assorted variety of information related to a debtor such as physical addresses of the debtor or his friends, associates and relatives, as well as information related to a mobile asset, such as physical description information, collectively referred to as “identifying information.” Methods are also disclosed for lenders and others to send identifying information to the centralized database, and for users such as skip tracers to be able to download and use the information located in the database for asset recovery purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Digital Recognition Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Smith, Cort DeHart
  • Publication number: 20160015014
    Abstract: The present invention supports a red-eared slider fishing lure designed to provide a user with a red-eared slider fishing lure that resembles the appearance and movement of a turtle hatchling or yearling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Shawn Smith
  • Patent number: 9159392
    Abstract: Memory subsystems and methods, such as those involving a memory cell array formed over a semiconductor material of a first type, such as p-type substrate. In at least one such subsystem, all of the transistors used to selectively access cells within the array are transistors of a second type, such as n-type transistors. Local word line drivers are coupled to respective word lines extending through the array. Each local word line drivers includes at least one transistor. However, all of the transistors in the local word line drivers are of the second type. A well of semiconductor material of the second type, is also formed in the material of the first type, and a plurality of global word line drivers are formed using the well. Other subsystems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae Kim, Howard C. Kirsch, Charles L. Ingalls, Shigeki Tomishima, K. Shawn Smith
  • Patent number: 9147473
    Abstract: Apparatuses, global and local wordline drivers, and methods for driving a wordline voltage in a memory is described. An example apparatus includes a memory array including a plurality of sub-arrays. The plurality of sub arrays are coupled to a wordline. The memory array further including a plurality of local wordline drivers coupled between a global wordline and the wordline. The plurality of local wordline drivers are configured to selectively couple the wordline to the global wordline during a memory access operation. The example apparatus further includes a global wordline driver configured to selectively couple the wordline to the global wordline during the memory access operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae Kim, Howard Kirsch, Charles Ingalls, K. Shawn Smith, Jonathan Doebler
  • Publication number: 20150267847
    Abstract: A tool cabinet having integral pneumatic air lines. The present invention is a tool cabinet having an inlet valve, which is adapted to have an air compressor attached thereto, and a plurality of outlet valves, which are adapted to have a variety of different pneumatic tools connected thereto. The present invention also has a plurality of holders disposed on the exterior surface of the tool cabinet to hold the pneumatic tools. The present invention is otherwise designed to function as a traditional tool cabinet, including having a plurality of drawers, hooks, slots, or other such structures adapted to hold and organize tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: Shawn Smith
  • Publication number: 20150036442
    Abstract: Apparatuses, global and local wordline drivers, and methods for driving a wordline voltage in a memory is described. An example apparatus includes a memory array including a plurality of sub-arrays. The plurality of sub arrays are coupled to a wordline. The memory array further including a plurality of local wordline drivers coupled between a global wordline and the wordline. The plurality of local wordline drivers are configured to selectively couple the wordline to the global wordline during a memory access operation. The example apparatus further includes a global wordline driver configured to selectively couple the wordline to the global wordline during the memory access operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae Kim, Howard Kirsch, Charles Ingalls, K. Shawn Smith, Jonathan Doebler
  • Publication number: 20140230844
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning industrial components which has a liquid container defining a liquid enclosure for containing a cleaning liquid and ultrasonic transducers having an operating frequency and a wavelength in the cleaning liquid and secured to at least a portion of the liquid container at a spacing of between 2 and 10 wavelengths. During operation, the transducers generate a larger power density in the component-receiving area of the liquid container than an average power density of the liquid container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: William Lash Phillips, Shawn Smith, Byron Kieser
  • Publication number: 20140226427
    Abstract: Memory subsystems and methods, such as those involving a memory cell array formed over a semiconductor material of a first type, such as p-type substrate. In at least one such subsystem, all of the transistors used to selectively access cells within the array are transistors of a second type, such as n-type transistors. Local word line drivers are coupled to respective word lines extending through the array. Each local word line drivers includes at least one transistor. However, all of the transistors in the local word line drivers are of the second type. A well of semiconductor material of the second type, is also formed in the material of the first type, and a plurality of global word line drivers are formed using the well. Other subsystems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae Kim, Howard C. Kirsch, Charles L. Ingalls, Shigeki Tomishima, K. Shawn Smith
  • Patent number: 8737157
    Abstract: Memory subsystems and methods, such as those involving a memory cell array formed over a semiconductor material of a first type, such as p-type substrate. In at least one such subsystem, all of the transistors used to selectively access cells within the array are transistors of a second type, such as n-type transistors. Local word line drivers are coupled to respective word lines extending through the array. Each local word line drivers includes at least one transistor. However, all of the transistors in the local word line drivers are of the second type. A well of semiconductor material of the second type, is also formed in the material of the first type, and a plurality of global word line drivers are formed using the well. Other subsystems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae Kim, Howard C. Kirsch, Charles L. Ingalls, Shigeki Tomishima, K. Shawn Smith
  • Patent number: 8553037
    Abstract: A do-it-yourself photo realistic talking head creation system comprising: a template; handheld device comprising display and video camera having an image output signal of a subject; a computer having a mixer program for mixing the template and image output signal of the subject into a composite image, and an output signal representational of the composite image; a computer adapted to communicate the composite image signal to the display for display to the subject as a composite image; the display and the video camera adapted to allow the video camera to collect the image of the subject, the subject to view the composite image, and the subject to align the image of the subject with the template; storage means having an input for receiving the output signal of the video camera representational of the collected image of the subject and storing the image of the subject substantially aligned with the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventors: Shawn Smith, Michael Cheiky, Peter Gately
  • Publication number: 20120258731
    Abstract: An improved system and method for creating and accessing a centralized database containing an assorted variety of information related to a debtor such as physical addresses of the debtor or his friends, associates and relatives, as well as information related to a mobile asset, such as physical description information, collectively referred to as “identifying information.” Methods are also disclosed for lenders and others to send identifying information to the centralized database, and for users such as skip tracers to be able to download and use the information located in the database for asset recovery purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Digital Recognition Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Smith, Cort DeHart
  • Patent number: 8254347
    Abstract: Unique identifiers are assigned to sets of adjacent access points in a wireless, local area network (WLAN). Thereafter, a unique identifier may be forwarded to a mobile device which uses the identifier to associate itself with one of the adjacent access points. Associating a mobile device with an adjacent access point using unique identifiers allows a WLAN to meet its load balancing objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yigal Bejerano, S. Jamaloddin Golestani, Seung-Jae Han, Mark Anthony Shawn Smith
  • Publication number: 20120063256
    Abstract: Memory subsystems and methods, such as those involving a memory cell array formed over a semiconductor material of a first type, such as p-type substrate. In at least one such subsystem, all of the transistors used to selectively access cells within the array are transistors of a second type, such as n-type transistors. Local word line drivers are coupled to respective word lines extending through the array. Each local word line drivers includes at least one transistor. However, all of the transistors in the local word line drivers are of the second type. A well of semiconductor material of the second type, is also formed in the material of the first type, and a plurality of global word line drivers are formed using the well. Other subsystems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae Kim, Howard C. Kirsch, Charles L. Ingalls, Shigeki Tomishima, K. Shawn Smith
  • Publication number: 20100085363
    Abstract: A system and method for creating, distributing, and viewing photo-realistic talking head based multimedia content over a network, comprising a server and a variety of communication devices, including cell phones and other portable wireless devices, and a software suite, that enables users to communicate with each other through creation, use, and sharing of multimedia content, including photo-realistic talking head animations combined with text, audio, photo, and video content. Content is uploaded to at least one remote server, and accessed via a broad range of devices, such as cell phones, desktop computers, laptop computers, personal digital assistants, and cellular smartphones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Shawn A. Smith, Roberta Jean Smith, Peter Gately, Nicolas Antczak
  • Patent number: D742476
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Shawn Smith