Patents by Inventor Thomas M. Smith

Thomas M. 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: 12010810
    Abstract: An example cable enclosure is provided that includes a chassis, a front cover coupled to the chassis, and first and second slide rails slidably coupled relative to the chassis. The cable enclosure includes a first release lever mounted to the chassis. The first release lever is capable of being positioned into a first position and a second position. In the first position, the first release lever engages the chassis to prevent sliding of the chassis and the front cover relative to the first and second slide rails. In the second position, the first release lever disengages the chassis to allow for sliding of the chassis and the front cover relative to the first and second slide rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Legrand DPC, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Knychalski, Daniel M. Smith, Ryan J. Grandidge
  • Publication number: 20240174662
    Abstract: Small molecule inhibitors of salt inducible kinases (SIKs) are provided. In particular, compounds of formula (II) and compounds of formula (III), and tautomers, stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salts and solvates thereof are provided. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds, methods of preparing the compounds, and methods of using the compounds for inhibiting SIKs, such as SIK1 and SIK2, and methods of treating diseases mediated by SIKs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Inventors: Genesis M. BACANI, Wenying CHAI, De Michael CHUNG, Steven D. GOLDBERG, Gavin HIRST, Virendar KAUSHIK, Eduardo V. MERCADO-MARIN, Donald RAYMOND, Mark SEIERSTAD, Russel C. SMITH, Thomas SUNDBERG, Mark S. TICHENOR, Jennifer D. VENABLE, Jianmei WEI, Ramnik XAVIER
  • Publication number: 20240158392
    Abstract: Small molecule inhibitors of salt inducible kinases (SIKs) are provided. In particular, compounds of formula (I), and tautomers, stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salts and solvates thereof are provided. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds, methods of preparing the compounds, and methods of using the compounds for inhibiting SIKs, such as SIK1 and SIK2, and methods of treating diseases mediated by SIKs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Genesis M. BACANI, Wenying CHAI, De Michael CHUNG, Steven D. GOLDBERG, Gavin HIRST, Virnedar KAUSHIK, Eduardo V. MERCADO-MARIN, Donald RAYMOND, Mark SEIERSTAD, Russel C. SMITH, Thomas SUNDBERG, Mark S. TICHENOR, Jennifer D. VENABLE, Jianmei WEI, Ramnik XAVIER, Helena C. STEFFENS
  • Publication number: 20240130565
    Abstract: A fryer and method for cooking food products is provided that automates the movement of baskets carrying the food products. The fryer) includes a cooking chamber with a heating element located therein for heating cooking medium in the cooking chamber. The fryer also includes at least one vertical transport assembly that selectively engages with and moves the basket vertically into and out of the cooking medium. A horizontal transport assembly selectively engages with and moves the basket horizontally between different positions. The horizontal transport assembly hands off the basket to and from the vertical transport assembly, and first and second hooks on the horizontal transport assembly engage with front and rear receiving mechanisms on the basket to continuously maintain at least two points of contact with the basket. This allows for controlled pivotal movements of the basket when food products are to be added or removed from the basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2024
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Melissa M. Hohler, Steven V. Ricca, Thomas M. Smith
  • Patent number: 11957893
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to the nerve through the deep fascia tissue layer via implantable medical device electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, John E. Kast, Thomas P. Miltich, Gordon O. Munns, Randy S. Roles, Craig L. Schmidt, Joseph J. Viavattine, Christian S. Nielsen, Prabhakar A. Tamirisa, Anthony M. Chasensky, Markus W. Reiterer, Chris J. Paidosh, Reginald D. Robinson, Bernard Q. Li, Erik R. Scott, Phillip C. Falkner, Xuan K. Wei, Eric H. Bonde, David A. Dinsmoor, Duane L. Bourget, Forrest C M Pape, Gabriela C. Molnar, Joel A. Anderson, Michael J. Ebert, Richard T. Stone, Shawn C. Kelley, Stephen J. Roddy, Timothy J. Denison, Todd V. Smith
  • Patent number: 11957894
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to the nerve through the deep fascia tissue layer via implantable medical device electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony M. Chasensky, Bernard Q. Li, Brad C. Tischendorf, Chris J. Paidosh, Christian S. Nielsen, Craig L. Schmidt, David A. Dinsmoor, Duane L. Bourget, Eric H. Bonde, Erik R. Scott, Forrest C M Pape, Gabriela C. Molnar, Gordon O. Munns, Joel A. Anderson, John E. Kast, Joseph J. Viavattine, Markus W. Reiterer, Michael J. Ebert, Phillip C. Falkner, Prabhakar A. Tamirisa, Randy S. Roles, Reginald D. Robinson, Richard T. Stone, Shawn C. Kelley, Stephen J. Roddy, Thomas P. Miltich, Timothy J. Denison, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei
  • Publication number: 20240115449
    Abstract: An embodiment of a storage device for medical products includes a cabinet defining an enclosure having a plurality of compartments. In addition, the storage device includes a plurality of storage containers, each storage container configured to be inserted into a corresponding one of the plurality of compartments. Further, the storage device includes an actuation assembly including a plurality of arms that are configured to engage the plurality of storage containers so as to secure the plurality of storage containers in the plurality of compartments. Still further, the storage device includes a release mechanism that is configured to simultaneously actuate each of the plurality of arms to release the plurality of storage containers from the plurality of compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Thomas J. Larkner, David A. Ferrer, Jesse M. Smith, Dennis H. Smith, Adam A. Cloud, Mark D. Lockwood, Mark G. Loeffelholz, James R. Edwards
  • Patent number: 11941764
    Abstract: A computer system displays a representation of a field of view of the one or more cameras, including a representation of a portion of a three-dimensional physical environment that is in the field of view of the one or more cameras. The computer system receives a request to add a first virtual effect to the displayed representation of the field of view of the one or more cameras. In response to receiving the request to add the first virtual effect to the displayed representation of the field of view of the one or more cameras and in accordance with a determination that the first virtual effect requires a scan of the physical environment, the computer system initiates a scan of the physical environment to detect one or more features of the physical environment and displays a user interface that indicates a progress of the scan of the physical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Harding, James A. Queen, Joseph-Alexander P. Weil, Joanna M. Newman, Ron A. Buencamino, Richard H. Salvador, Fernando Garcia, Austin T. Tamaddon, Omid Khalili, Scott W. Wilson, Thomas H. Smith, III
  • Publication number: 20240071593
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Anna Leigh DAVIS, Scott M. BELLIVEAU, Naresh C. BHAVARAJU, Leif N. BOWMAN, Rita M. CASTILLO, Alexandra Elena CONSTANTIN, Rian W. DRAEGER, Laura J. DUNN, Gary Brian GABLE, Arturo GARCIA, Thomas HALL, Hari HAMPAPURAM, Christopher Robert HANNEMANN, Anna Claire HARLEY-TROCHIMCZYK, Nathaniel David HEINTZMAN, Andrea Jean JACKSON, Lauren Hruby JEPSON, Apurv Ullas KAMATH, Katherine Yerre KOEHLER, Aditya Sagar MANDAPAKA, Samuel Jere MARSH, Gary A. MORRIS, Subrai Girish PAI, Andrew Attila PAL, Nicholas POLYTARIDIS, Philip Thomas PUPA, Eli REIHMAN, Ashley Anne RINDFLEISCH, Sofie Wells SCHUNK, Peter C. SIMPSON, Daniel S. SMITH, Stephen J. VANSLYKE, Matthew T. VOGEL, Tomas C. WALKER, Benjamin Elrod WEST, Atiim Joseph WILEY
  • Patent number: 11910957
    Abstract: A fryer and method for cooking food products is provided that automates the movement of baskets carrying the food products. The fryer includes a cooking chamber with a heating element located therein for heating cooking medium in the cooking chamber. The fryer also includes at least one vertical transport assembly that selectively engages with and moves the basket vertically into and out of the cooking medium. A horizontal transport assembly selectively engages with and moves the basket horizontally between different positions. The horizontal transport assembly hands off the basket to and from the vertical transport assembly, and first and second hooks on the horizontal transport assembly engage with front and rear receiving mechanisms on the basket to continuously maintain at least two points of contact with the basket. This allows for controlled pivotal movements of the basket when food products are to be added or removed from the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Henny Penny Corporation
    Inventors: Melissa M. Hohler, Steven V. Ricca, Thomas M. Smith
  • Patent number: 11678769
    Abstract: An automated cooking system is provided for adding time and labor efficiencies in food production environments such as restaurants. The automated cooking system includes at least a fryer, a dispensing freezer, a hot holding station, a plurality of baskets, and a gantry system. The gantry system includes a gantry control for a gantry, configured to engage and move each of the baskets. A method for managing basket workflow during food preparation at an automated cooking system is described. Further, a method for managing basket workflow at a dispensing freezer during food preparation at an automated cooking system is described. The automated cooking system and methods provide repetition of basket loading and discharge cycles such that the gantry can fully manage and automate cooking using up to 6 or more baskets at the fryer, thereby maximizing food product throughput in the standard footprint space for the fryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Henny Penny Corporation
    Inventors: Kimberly Reichelderfer, Thomas M. Smith, Adrian Jason Pereira, Michael Maddux
  • Publication number: 20230093737
    Abstract: A fryer and method for cooking food products is provided that automates the movement of baskets carrying the food products. The fryer includes a cooking chamber with a heating element located therein for heating cooking medium in the cooking chamber. The fryer also includes at least one vertical transport assembly that selectively engages with and moves the basket vertically into and out of the cooking medium. A horizontal transport assembly selectively engages with and moves the basket horizontally between different positions. The horizontal transport assembly hands off the basket to and from the vertical transport assembly, and first and second hooks on the horizontal transport assembly engage with front and rear receiving mechanisms on the basket to continuously maintain at least two points of contact with the basket. This allows for controlled pivotal movements of the basket when food products are to be added or removed from the basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: Melissa M. Hohler, Steven V. Ricca, Thomas M. Smith
  • Patent number: 11529019
    Abstract: A fryer and method for cooking food products is provided that automates the movement of baskets carrying the food products. The fryer includes a cooking chamber with a heating element located therein for heating cooking medium in the cooking chamber. The fryer also includes at least one vertical transport assembly that selectively engages with and moves the basket vertically into and out of the cooking medium. A horizontal transport assembly selectively engages with and moves the basket horizontally between different positions. The horizontal transport assembly hands off the basket to and from the vertical transport assembly, and first and second hooks on the horizontal transport assembly engage with front and rear receiving mechanisms on the basket to continuously maintain at least two points of contact with the basket. This allows for controlled pivotal movements of the basket when food products are to be added or removed from the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Henny Penny Corporation
    Inventors: Melissa M. Hohler, Steven V. Ricca, Thomas M. Smith, Brandon Whitt, Aaron Hill
  • Publication number: 20220346599
    Abstract: An automated cooking system is provided for adding time and labor efficiencies in food production environments such as restaurants. The automated cooking system includes at least a fryer, a dispensing freezer, a hot holding station, a plurality of baskets, and a gantry system. The gantry system includes a gantry control for a gantry, configured to engage and move each of the baskets. A method for managing basket workflow during food preparation at an automated cooking system is described. Further, a method for managing basket workflow at a dispensing freezer during food preparation at an automated cooking system is described. The automated cooking system and methods provide repetition of basket loading and discharge cycles such that the gantry can fully manage and automate cooking using up to 6 or more baskets at the fryer, thereby maximizing food product throughput in the standard footprint space for the fryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Kimberly Reichelderfer, Thomas M. Smith, Adrian Jason Pereira, Michael Maddux
  • Publication number: 20220346597
    Abstract: An automated cooking system for adding time and labor efficiencies has a fryer including a plurality of fryer vats, heating elements, and a vertical transport assembly associated with each of the fryer vats. The vertical transport assembly is configured to support and move a basket of food product into and out of the cooking medium at the fryer vat, and optionally also with reciprocating shaking movements as well. The vertical transport assembly includes a lift base, a platform support hanger, and a basket support platform. The basket support platform includes a tray-shaped platform portion defined by a wire rack construction that circumferentially surrounds a bottom portion of the basket to retain the basket, the platform portion having an angled entry taper to correct any misalignments of the basket and the basket support platform as a gantry moves the basket onto the basket support platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Kimberly Reichelderfer, Thomas M. Smith, Adrian Jason Pereira, Michael Maddux
  • Publication number: 20220346600
    Abstract: An automated cooking system for adding time and labor efficiencies in food production environments such as restaurants. The automated cooking system includes at least a fryer, a dispensing freezer, a hot holding station, a plurality of baskets, and a gantry system. The gantry system includes a gantry control for a gantry, configured to engage and move each of the baskets. The basket and gantry include interface elements for enabling precise movements and rapid opening and closing of baskets at the system. Aspects of an automated cooking system and a corresponding method for discharging cooked food product help to avoid the problems associated with manually operating a cooking system. Specifically, the system described herein provides for apparatuses and methods to cook and dispense food product in a more efficient manner with regard to both time and labor considerations within food production environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Kimberly Reichelderfer, Thomas M. Smith, Adrian Jason Pereira, Michael Maddux
  • Patent number: 11213796
    Abstract: A feed distribution apparatus and method of using such an apparatus are provided for introducing a three-phase flow into a moving bed reactor that is operated under co-current flow conditions. The feed distribution apparatus can allow for separate introduction of liquid and solids in a manner that allows for even distribution of liquid within the solids. The gas portion of the flow can be introduced in any of a variety of convenient manners for distributing gas into a liquid or solid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Arsam Behkish, Anjaneya S. Kovvali, Adam C. Madlinger, Thomas M. Smith
  • Patent number: 11185190
    Abstract: A fryer includes a cooking chamber for holding a cooking medium and at least one heating element positioned within the cooking chamber. The fryer further includes a conveyor belt for selectively advancing food product through the cooking chamber. The conveyor belt includes first and second chains coupled together by a plurality of elongate members extending therebetween. The conveyor belt further includes a plurality of paddles coupled to the first and second chains and extending therebetween to define a plurality of compartments. Each of the plurality of paddles includes a screen, and each compartment is sized to receive at least a portion of the food product. The conveyor belt defines a continuous loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Henny Penny Corporation
    Inventors: Melissa M. Hohler, Thomas M. Smith, Steven V. Ricca
  • Publication number: 20200398213
    Abstract: A feed distribution apparatus and method of using such an apparatus are provided for introducing a three-phase flow into a moving bed reactor that is operated under co-current flow conditions. The feed distribution apparatus can allow for separate introduction of liquid and solids in a manner that allows for even distribution of liquid within the solids. The gas portion of the flow can be introduced in any of a variety of convenient manners for distributing gas into a liquid or solid flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Arsam Behkish, Anjaneya S. Kovvali, Adam C. Madlinger, Thomas M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200380633
    Abstract: A method and computer-readable storage device and apparatus for controlling a roadway resource are disclosed. For example, the method receives from a device associated with a vehicle a request to reach a target destination by a target arrival time and a maximum payment amount to reach the target destination by the target arrival time. The method next determining a route to the target destination and determines a roadway resource along the route that is controllable. The method then sends an instruction to the device associated with the vehicle, where the instruction indicates to navigate the vehicle along the route and controls the roadway resource to enable the vehicle to reach the target destination by the target arrival time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Brian S. Amento, Matti A. Hiltunen, Kaustubh Joshi, David P. Kormann, Rajesh Krishna Panta, Kermit Hal Purdy, Thomas M. Smith, Alex Varshavsky, Svetlana Yarosh