Patents by Inventor Terrence Smith

Terrence 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: 10718217
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cooling an airfoil or engine component can include an outer wall defining an interior. A cooling circuit can be provided in the interior for directing flow of fluid and defining a flow direction. A plurality of cooling conduits can be arranged in the cooling circuit and organized into two or more sets of rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Beyer, Gregory Terrence Garay, Tingfan Pang, Aaron Ezekiel Smith
  • Publication number: 20200109636
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for forming a film hole in an outer wall of an airfoil. The film hole includes a blind opening adjacent the interior of the airfoil and a hole adjacent the exterior of the airfoil. The blind opening fluidly couples to the hole to form the film hole for providing a volume of fluid as a surface cooling film along the exterior of the outer wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory Terrence Garay, Douglas Ray Smith, Aaron Ezekiel Smith, Zachary Daniel Webster
  • Patent number: 10605098
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cooling a blade tip for a turbine engine can include an blade, such as a cooled turbine blade, having a tip rail extending beyond a tip wall enclosing an interior for the blade at the tip. A plurality of film-holes can be provided in the tip rail. A flow of cooling fluid can be provided through the film-holes from the interior of the blade to cool the tip of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Earl Dyson, Nicholas William Rathay, Brendon James Leary, Gregory Terrence Garay, Gustavo Adolfo Ledezma, David Wayne Weber, Aaron Ezekiel Smith
  • Patent number: 10605091
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for forming a film hole in an outer wall of an airfoil. The film hole includes a blind opening adjacent the interior of the airfoil and a hole adjacent the exterior of the airfoil. The blind opening fluidly couples to the hole to form the film hole for providing a volume of fluid as a surface cooling film along the exterior of the outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory Terrence Garay, Douglas Ray Smith, Aaron Ezekiel Smith, Zachary Daniel Webster
  • Publication number: 20200019837
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for spiking neural network computing based on e.g., a multi-layer kernel architecture, shared dendritic encoding, and/or thresholding of accumulated spiking signals. In one exemplary embodiment, a multi-layer mixed-signal kernel is disclosed that uses different characteristics of its constituent stages to perform neuromorphic computing. Specifically, analog domain processing inexpensively provides diversity, speed, and efficiency, whereas digital domain processing enables a variety of complex logical manipulations (e.g., digital noise rejection, error correction, arithmetic manipulations, etc.). Isolating different processing techniques into different stages between the layers of a multi-layer kernel results in substantial operational efficiencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kwabena Adu Boahen, Sam Brian Fok, Alexander Smith Neckar, Ben Varkey Benjamin Pottayil, Terrence Charles Stewart, Nick Nirmal Oza, Rajit Manohar, Christopher David Eliasmith
  • Publication number: 20200019838
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for spiking neural network computing based on e.g., a multi-layer kernel architecture, shared dendritic encoding, and/or thresholding of accumulated spiking signals. A shared dendrite is disclosed that represents the encoding weights of a spiking neural network as tap locations within a mesh of resistive elements. Instead of calculating encoded digital spikes with arithmetic operations, the shared dendrite attenuates current signals as an inherent physical property of tap distance. The disclosed embodiments can approach a desired distribution (e.g., uniform distribution on the D-dimensional unit hypersphere's surface) given a large enough population of computational primitives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kwabena Adu Boahen, Sam Brian Fok, Alexandar Smith Neckar, Ben Varkey Benjamin Pottayill, Terrence Charles Stewart, Nick Nirmal Oza, Rajit Manohar, Christopher David Eliasmith
  • Publication number: 20200019839
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for spiking neural network computing based on e.g., a multi-layer kernel architecture, shared dendritic encoding, and/or thresholding of accumulated spiking signals. In one embodiment, a thresholding accumulator is disclosed that reduces spiking activity between different stages of a neuromorphic processor. Spiking activity can be directly related to power consumption and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR); thus, various embodiments trade-off the costs and benefits associated with threshold accumulation. For example, reducing spiking activity (e.g., by a factor of 10) during an encoding stage can have minimal impact on downstream fidelity (SNR) for a decoding stage, while yielding substantial improvements in power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kwabena Adu Boahen, Sam Brian Fok, Alexander Smith Neckar, Ben Varkey Benjamin Pottayil, Terrence Stewart, Nick Nirmal Oza, Rajit Manohar, Christopher David Eliasmith
  • Publication number: 20190255606
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods and apparatuses for forming cast parts having cast in features aligned with a casting core. The part is cast around a casting core within a casting shell. The casting core has a first feature that creates a corresponding second feature of the cast part. The casting core includes a third alignment feature that creates a corresponding fourth feature of the cast part spaced apart from the second feature of the cast part. A machining tool is aligned with the second feature of the cast part based on the fourth feature of the cast part. The machining tools machines the cast part to create the at least one passageway aligned with the second feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas Ray SMITH, Gregory Terrence GARAY, Zachary Daniel WEBSTER
  • Publication number: 20190218925
    Abstract: A shroud for a turbine engine includes a body having a first surface with an inlet fluidly coupled to a cooling fluid flow, and a second surface facing a heated fluid flow. A cavity within the body can be fluidly coupled to the inlet and include an impingement zone thermally coupled to the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Terrence Garay, Aaron Ezekiel Smith, Daniel Lee Durstock
  • Patent number: 10315248
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods and apparatuses for forming cast parts having cast in features aligned with a casting core. The part is cast around a casting core within a casting shell. The casting core has a first feature that creates a corresponding second feature of the cast part. The casting core includes a third alignment feature that creates a corresponding fourth feature of the cast part spaced apart from the second feature of the cast part. A machining tool is aligned with the second feature of the cast part based on the fourth feature of the cast part. The machining tool machines the cast part to create the at least one passageway aligned with the second feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Douglas Ray Smith, Gregory Terrence Garay, Zachary Daniel Webster
  • Publication number: 20190153873
    Abstract: An airfoil for a turbine engine can include an outer wall bounding an interior and extending in a chord-wise direction between a leading edge and a trailing edge, and also extending radially between a root and a tip. A tip rail including at least one tip cooling cavity can project from the tip, and cooling holes can be provided in the tip rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron Ezekiel Smith, Matthew Thomas Beyer, Gregory Terrence Garay, Zachary Daniel Webster
  • Publication number: 20160176769
    Abstract: Particulate compositions of reverted superphosphate substantially free of free acid containing at least one nitrification inhibitor and their methods of preparation and use
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited
    Inventor: Terrence SMITH
  • Publication number: 20140157845
    Abstract: Particulate compositions of reverted superphosphate substantially free of free acid containing at least one nitrification inhibitor and their methods of preparation and use
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Balance Agri-Nutrients Limited
    Inventor: Terrence Smith
  • Publication number: 20110079062
    Abstract: Particulate compositions of reverted superphosphate substantially free of free acid containing at least one nitrification inhibitor and their methods of preparation and use
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventor: Terrence Smith
  • Publication number: 20090275751
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel compound having an excellent AMPA receptor inhibitory action and/or kainate inhibitory action. A compound represented by the following formula, a salt thereof or hydrates thereof. In the formula, Q indicates NH, O or S; and R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are the same as or different from each other and each indicates hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group or a group represented by the formula —X-A (wherein X indicates a single bond, an optionally substituted C1-6 alkylene group etc.; and A indicates an optionally substituted C6-14 aromatic hydrocarbocyclic group or 5- to 14-membered aromatic heterocyclic group etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Satoshi NAGATO, Kohshi Ueno, Koki Kawano, Yoshihiko Norimine, Koichi Ito, Takaisa Hanada, Masatake Ueno, Hiroyuki Amino, Makoto Ogo, Shinji Hatakeyama, Yoshio Urawa, Hiroyuki Naka, Anthony John Groom, Leanne Rivers, Terrence Smith
  • Publication number: 20090125837
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to tab control presentation and provide a method, system and computer program product for tab control management with type-ahead and thumbnail imagery. In an embodiment of the invention, a tab control navigation method can be provided. The method can include arranging thumbnail images for corresponding tabs in a tab control within a tab navigation view, and, in response to a selection of one of the thumbnail images, activating a corresponding one of the tabs in the tab control. The method further can include receiving text in a type-ahead filter, and filtering the tab navigation view to include only thumbnail images corresponding to tabs associated with the text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew T. Hatem, Martin T. Moore, Mary E. Raven, Terrence Smith
  • Patent number: 7018703
    Abstract: Provided are thin-laminate panels (i.e., thin-laminate panels having dielectric layers of about 0.006 inches or less and conductive layers on either side of the dielectric layer), wherein the edges of the dielectric layers of the panels are free of conductive material, such as copper. The thin-laminate panel is designed to provide necessary capacitance for all or a substantial number of the integrated circuits to be formed thereon. Finishing methods for treating unfinished thin-laminate panels into finished thin-laminate panels assure that the edges of the dielectric layer of the panel are substantially free of conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur J. Fillion, Osamu Kogami, Terrence A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20060061355
    Abstract: A method for implementing program execution integrity (PEI) for a communication-based sensor includes receiving an output communication message from the sensor, the output communication message including sensor output data internally processed within the sensor. The output communication message further includes raw data used by the sensor in internally processing the sensor output data. The raw data is independently processed, and the results thereof are compared with the internally processed sensor output data so as to verify the processing integrity of the sensor to a desired tolerance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventors: Scott Wendling, Terrence Smith, Jeffrey Klass, Takashi Miyano
  • Publication number: 20050279385
    Abstract: A method and system for positioning a vehicle within the wash area of a wash system having a first sensor positioned near the entry of the wash system and a second sensor positioned near the exit of the wash system. A signal is operatively connected to the sensors to signal the driver to stop, back up, and confirm that the vehicle is located in the wash area between the first and second sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Applicant: RYKO MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard GRIER, Terrence SMITH
  • Publication number: 20040264106
    Abstract: Provided are thin-laminate panels (i.e., thin-laminate panels having dielectric layers of about 0.006 inches or less and conductive layers on either side of the dielectric layer), wherein the edges of the dielectric layers of the panels are free of conductive material, such as copper. The thin-laminate panel is designed to provide necessary capacitance for all or a substantial number of the integrated circuits to be formed thereon. Finishing methods for treating unfinished thin-laminate panels into finished thin-laminate panels assure that the edges of the dielectric layer of the panel are substantially free of conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Applicant: Matsushita Electronic Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur J. Fillion, Osamu Kogami, Terrence A. Smith