Patents by Inventor Steven Smith

Steven 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).

  • Patent number: 10894577
    Abstract: A bicycle drive system includes a front face gear, a rear face gear, a drive shaft, and a front roller-toothed gear assembly coupled to the first end of the drive shaft, and a rear roller-toothed gear assembly coupled to the second end of the drive shaft. Both the front roller-toothed gear assembly and the rear roller-toothed gear assembly include one or more roller elements. The roller-toothed gear assemblies are advantageous in ensuring the bicycle drive system is highly efficient, and is only minimally or not at all affected by dirt, water, contaminants, or other foreign matter typically experienced in un-clean riding conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Jason Smith, Morten Opprud Jakobsen, Greg Andrew Vanderbeek, Simon Elnicki Hafner, Hanxiong Yang, Alexander Jacobson Rosenberry, Steven Andrew Simkins, Chase Dixon Cleveland, Eric Stefan Perkey
  • Patent number: 10882397
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a transaxle drive system for ride-on equipment. The transaxle drive system can include a frame supporting at least one power source and at least two subframes, the at least one power source including at least one drive pulley. The system can also include transaxle assemblies driven by at least a portion of at least one belt from the at least one drive pulley. The transaxle assemblies can include a first transaxle assembly supported by a subframe, the first transaxle assembly coupled to the at least one drive pulley with at least one belt, and a second transaxle assembly supported by another subframe, the second transaxle assembly coupled by at least one belt to the at least one drive pulley. The transaxle assemblies can be independently pivoted with respect to each other, the frame, and the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Melone, James F. Marshall, Richard Smith, Mark Lynch, Travis Rasch, Erik Slegelis, Steven J. Weber, Denis Oswald
  • Publication number: 20200399203
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are pharmaceutical compositions comprising fencamfamine or fencamfamine related prodrug derivatives for targeted therapeutic applications and methods of synthesizing the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Sandeep Patil, Ron Bihovsky, Steven A. Smith, Yuhua Ji, Valentino Stella, Daniel D. Long, Daniel Marquess
  • Patent number: 10870810
    Abstract: A volume of natural gas including a volume of methane and a volume of other alkanes may be cleaned of the other alkanes using a steam reformer system to create synthesis gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: PROTEUM ENERGY, LLC
    Inventors: Jason S. Steill, Adam Smith, Dean C. Hoaglan, Scott V. Johnson, David L. Grottenthaler, Robert Terry Kennon, Michael R. Johnson, Steven K. Eddy, Kenneth Losch, Charles Robert Rapier, Jay K. Neutzler
  • Publication number: 20200391706
    Abstract: A vehicle pedal sensor assembly for use in a vehicle brake pedal including a base and a pedal arm pivotally mounted to the pedal base. A sensor housing includes a non-contacting pedal position sensor and a contacting pedal force sensor. The sensor housing is mounted to the base of the vehicle brake pedal. A magnet is mounted to the pedal arm. The pedal position sensor senses a change in the magnitude and/or direction of the magnetic field generated by the magnet in response to a change in the position of the pedal arm for determining the position of the pedal arm. A pedal force application member exerts a force against the pedal force sensor in response to the change in the position of the pedal arm for determining the position of the pedal arm. The force sensor may be a piezoelectric element, a load cell, or a strain gauge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: CTS Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Street, Mike Smith
  • Publication number: 20200392571
    Abstract: Methods and systems for ordering assays which detect SNPs or gene expression are provided. The methods use PCR and RT-PCR procedures. Collections of stock assays are assembled using pre- and post-manufacturing quality control procedures and made available to consumers via the Internet. In addition, custom assays are prepared upon order from the consumer and these assays are also prepared using pre- and post-manufacturing quality control procedures. The assays are then delivered to the consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan T. KOEHLER, Kenneth J. LIVAK, Junko STEVENS, Francisco M. DE LA VEGA, Michael RHODES, Laurent R. BELLON, Dawn MADDEN, Dennis A. GILBERT, Yu N. WANG, Eugene G. SPIER, Xiaoqing YOU, Lily XU, Jeremy HEIL, Emily S. WINN-DEEN, Ivy McMULLEN, Susan EDDINS, Leila G. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200385768
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Publication number: 20200385389
    Abstract: Purine scaffold Hsp90 inhibitors are useful in therapeutic applications and as radioimaging ligands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Gabriela Chiosis, Huazhong He, Laura Llauger-Bufi, Joungnam Kim, Steven M. Larson, Peter Smith-Jones
  • Patent number: 10863250
    Abstract: A system for producing fragmented video content is provided. The system includes a processing device, a non-transitory data store, and a memory storage device having at least a Manifest Processing Service (MPS) unit stored therein. The MPS unit is configured to generate at least one master manifest and store the master manifest in the non-transitory data store, the master manifest comprising a timing reference for a video fragment of the fragmented video content, wherein the timing reference indicates a temporal boundary of processing for the video fragment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Imagine Communications Corp.
    Inventors: Brick Eksten, Stephen Smith, Yuval Fisher, Steven Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10856605
    Abstract: A boot comprises: an outsole and an upper affixed to the outsole, the upper comprising a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) upper body and a composite toe cap. The composite toe cap comprises a fiberglass reinforced polymer, and the composite toe cap comprises a tapered surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Tingley Rubber Corporation
    Inventors: Steven A. Smith, James P. Towey, Robert N. Petersen, Wang Sheng Ming
  • Patent number: 10850372
    Abstract: A bone fixation pin is inserted into a bone with an apparatus comprising a housing having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the distal portion having an inner surface and an opening configured to receive the bone fixation pin; a drive shaft having a proximal end configured to engage a handle and a distal end; and a body having an axis and a peripheral edge. The body comprises a bore along the axis, the bore being configured to slidably engage the distal end of the drive shaft; and a plurality of evenly spaced slots in the peripheral edge of the body. A plurality of chuck arms move radially along the evenly spaced slots in the peripheral edge of the body, each chuck arm having an inner surface and an outer surface. The distal end of the drive shaft and the body are within the proximal portion of the housing, the body being biased toward the distal end of the housing; and the inner surface of each chuck arm is configured to engage the bone fixation pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Loftus-Vergari, Steven Krevitski, Kory Smith, Jeffrey Darrow
  • Patent number: 10849671
    Abstract: A bone fixation pin is inserted into a bone with an apparatus comprising a housing having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the distal portion having an inner surface and an opening configured to receive the bone fixation pin; a drive shaft having a proximal end configured to engage a handle and a distal end; and a body having an axis and a peripheral edge. The body comprises a bore along the axis, the bore being configured to slidably engage the distal end of the drive shaft; and a plurality of evenly spaced slots in the peripheral edge of the body. A plurality of chuck arms move radially along the evenly spaced slots in the peripheral edge of the body, each chuck arm having an inner surface and an outer surface, with each chuck arm being biased toward the axis of the body by a first biasing force. The outer surface of each chuck arm slidably engages the inner surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Loftus-Vergari, Steven Krevitski, Kory Smith, Jeffrey Darrow
  • Patent number: 10843817
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recovering unmanned aircraft and controlling post-recovery motion of the aircraft are disclosed herein. An aircraft recovery system for handling an unmanned aircraft in accordance with one embodiment of the disclosure includes a base portion and an elongated aircraft capture member having a first end movably coupled to the base portion and a second, free end opposite the first end. The aircraft capture member includes a first portion and a second portion at a distal end of the first portion and positioned to intercept an unmanned aircraft in flight. The first and/or second portions are generally flexible. The system further includes an energy capture and dissipation assembly operably coupled to the aircraft capture member and positioned to receive at least a portion of the landing forces from the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Insitu, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Gilchrist, III, John Stafford, Brian D. Dennis, Allen Smith, Jaime Mack, Steven M. Sliwa, Bradley Louis Schrick, Robert Hughes
  • Patent number: 10847469
    Abstract: A microelectronic structure having CTE compensation for use in wafer-level and chip-scale packages, comprising a plurality of substrate tiles each having a generally planar upper surface, the upper surfaces of the tiles disposed within a common plane to provide a generally planar grid of the tiles, each respective pair of adjacent tiles having a gap disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CUBIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Vanhille, Aaron C. Caba, Masud Beroz, Jared W. Jordan, Timothy A. Smith, Anatoliy O. Boryssenko, Steven E. Huettner
  • Patent number: 10829145
    Abstract: A steering apparatus includes a first pinion, an internal gear engaged with the first pinion, a second pinion fixed relative to the internal gear, a first gear engaged with the second pinion, a third pinion fixed relative to the first gear, and a steering rack meshed with the third pinion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Washnock, Jack E. Barry, Soungjin Wou, Garry Robert Smith, Jennifer Laz, James Philip Cooper, Daniel Steven Payne, Rohit Kadam
  • Publication number: 20200338079
    Abstract: A liquid formulation of (S)—N-(5-((R)-2-(2,5-difluorophenyl)pyrrolidin-1-yl)-pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidin-3-yl)-3-hydroxypyrrolidine-1-carboxamide, pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, or a combination thereof and the use of the liquid formulation in the treatment of pain, cancer, inflammation, and certain infectious diseases are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Reynolds, Steven A Smith
  • Patent number: 10808695
    Abstract: A fluid gear pump gear arranged to rotate about a first axis includes a concentrically disposed first hub portion and a plurality of first teeth radially projecting and circumferentially spaced about the first hub portion, the first hub portion and the first teeth being formed of a ceramic material. The gear also includes a first shaft on which the first hub portion is carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Blair A. Smith, Steven Poteet
  • Publication number: 20200325510
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered proline hydroxylase polypeptides for the production of hydroxylated compounds, polynucleotides encoding the engineered proline hydroxylases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered proline hydroxylases, and methods of using the engineered proline hydroxylases to prepare compounds useful in the production of active pharmaceutical agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Yong Koy Bong, Fabien L. Cabirol, Anupam Gohel Prafulchandra, Tao Li, Jeffrey C. Moore, Martina Quintanar-Audelo, Yang Hong, Steven J. Collier, Derek Smith
  • Publication number: 20200316393
    Abstract: A defibrillation device for administering an electrotherapy, such as a dual-sequential defibrillation (DSD) electrotherapy. The defibrillation device can include a defibrillation therapy module, a physiological parameter module and a control module. The defibrillation therapy module can output one or more energies and the physiological parameter module can receive one or more physiological parameters, including electrocardiogram (ECG) data. The control module can analyze the physiological parameters to determine an indication for the administration of an electrotherapy and can determine a DSD electrotherapy. The DSD electrotherapy can be based at least in part on the physiological parameters, the indication for the administration of an electrotherapy or a review of the ECG data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred W. Chapman, Robert G. Walker, Mitchell A. Smith, Blaine Krusor, William E. Crone, David J. Linville, Steven Heightman, Tyson G. Taylor
  • Patent number: D906519
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Kory Smith, Jeffrey Darrow, Steven Krevitski