Patents by Inventor Todd A. Smith

Todd A. 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: 20200323717
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base frame, lift mechanism supporting an upper frame relative to the base frame, a load frame, and a plurality of deck sections, a patient support surface, and a number of barriers positioned about the patient supporting surface. The patient support apparatus includes a notification system for visually notifying a caregiver of a condition or status of a component of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Arpit SHAH, Aziz A. BHAI, Bradley T. SMITH, Catherine M. WAGNER, Charles A. LACHENBRUCH, Clay G. OWSLEY, Dan R. TALLENT, Daniel NACHTIGAL, David L. BEDEL, David J. BRZENCHEK, David J. HITCHCOCK, David P. LUBBERS, Douglas A. SEIM, Douglas E. BORGMAN, Eric D. BENZ, Florin IUCHA, Frank E. SAUSER, Gavin M. MONSON, James W. PASCOE, James L. WALKE, Jared RUDE, John G. BYERS, John D. CHRISTIE, Jonathan D. TURNER, Joshua A. WILLIAMS, Karen LANNING, Kathryn SMITH, Kirsten M. EMMONS, Mary Kay BRINKMAN, Michael BUCCIERI, Nathaniel W. HIXON, Neal WIGGERMANN, Richard J. SCHUMAN, SR., Scott M. CORBIN, Sravan MAMIDI, Todd P. O'NEAL, Todd S. VENTROLA, Travis PELO, Unnati OJHA, John GOEWERT
  • Publication number: 20200314456
    Abstract: A television with an interactive portal and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the television, the television is deployed to provide an interactive portal in a hospitality establishment having multiple rooms, such as a hotel. The television is associated with a room and includes a processor, memory, tuner, panel, and audio drive disposed in an interconnected busing architecture. The television generates a default interactive portal as well as a guest-specific interactive portal, which is generated from a guest configuration profile having information including guest identification, a guest channel preference presentation, and a guest service preference presentation with guest account information. The guest configuration profile may also enable the creation of a local area wireless network with substantially the same behavior as the guest's home wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle, Charles Todd Hixon, Craig D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200314461
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for presentation of key frames. In one embodiment, an encoded video file is generated where one or more bits are assigned to key frames and minimizes the number of bits assigned to delta frames. Each key frame may be presented to a user during trick mode operation (e.g., fast forward, rewind, pause, or random seek operation). When the encoded video file is given to a packager, the packager generates a manifest file listing the byte information (byte offset and number of bytes) for each key frame in the encoded video file. When a user inputs a trick play mode command, the packager provides the manifest file to the client device of the user and the client device requests the bytes for the key frames of the video file from the content delivery network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: John Chen, David Belt, Edward Galt, III, Robert Todd Smith
  • Publication number: 20200300047
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing torque in a drill string includes a clamp assembly having a first clamp segment and a second clamp segment, the first and second clamp segments each including two circumferential ends, the two circumferential ends of the first clamp segment being configured to be connected to the two circumferential ends of the second clamp segment so as to secure the clamp assembly around an oilfield tubular and prevent the clamp assembly from rotating relative to the oilfield tubular. An outer diameter surface of each of the first and second clamp segments is generally continuous in an axial direction. The apparatus also includes an outer sleeve positioned around the clamp assembly, wherein the clamp assembly is configured to rotate with the oilfield tubular and with respect to the outer sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Logan Smith, Jarret Daigle, Keith Lutgring, Matthew Weber, Luk Servaes, Todd Simar, Dustin Pitre
  • Patent number: 10782077
    Abstract: A condenser equipped with a refrigerant outlet configured to receive and store liquid refrigerant during an off-cycle is described. The refrigerant outlet may include an outflow pipe surrounded by a weir. The weir may include a port, through which liquid refrigerant in the weir can be directed to, for example, moving parts of the chiller for lubrication. The outflow pipe may extend vertically relative to the bottom of the condenser. In some embodiments, a first opening of the outflow pipe may be positioned higher than the bottom of the condenser in the vertical direction, while the weir may be positioned lower than the bottom of the condenser. Liquid refrigerant in the condenser can flow to and stay in the weir in an off-cycle. During a subsequent start-up, the liquid refrigerant in the weir can be directly quickly to moving parts of the chiller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Todd Smith, Frederic Byron Hamm, Jr., Steven Joseph Pitts
  • Publication number: 20200280726
    Abstract: A system and method for transmission of a video stream are provided. The system may include: an encoder adapted to generate a video stream comprising a plurality of encoded frames, encoded according to at least one encoding parameter; a comparator in communication with the encoder, the comparator adapted to compare encoded frames of the plurality of encoded frames with input frames to determine a fitness metric reflective of visual quality of the encoded frames; and a controller in communication with the comparator, the controller adapted to adjust the at least one encoding parameter based on the fitness metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: David Pui Keung SZE, Akos HORVATH, Bogdan FRUSINA, Barry GILHULY, Cameron Kenneth SMITH, Joseph Robert Wayne MALLET, Anthony Todd SCHNEIDER, Robert FLATT, Hagen KAYE
  • Publication number: 20200267420
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and computer readable media are provided for distributing data with multi-tiered encoding. For example, a system for communication of data streams to endpoints is provided that includes: encoders, each encoder configured to encode a data stream according to at least one encoding parameter; transmitting devices organized into groups based on at least one communication characteristic; each group of transmitting devices configured to receive encoded data from an associated one of the encoders; each transmitting device of the plurality of transmitting devices configured to transmit the encoded data to an associated one of the plurality of endpoints; and at least one controller configured to monitor communication characteristics of the plurality of transmitting devices and to adjust membership of the transmitting devices in the plurality of groups based on the monitored communication characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: David Pui Keung SZE, Cameron Kenneth SMITH, Anthony Todd SCHNEIDER, Bogdan FRUSINA
  • Publication number: 20200231489
    Abstract: A glass pharmaceutical package having a glass composition of 68.00 mol % to 81.00 mol % SiO2, from 4.00 mol % to 11.00 mol % Al2O3, from 0.10 mol % to 16.00 mol % Li2O, from 0.10 mol % to 12.00 mol % Na2O, from 0.00 mol % to 5.00 mol % K2O, from 0.10 mol % to 8.00 mol % MgO, from 0.10 mol % to 5.00 mol % CaO, from 0.00 mol % to 0.20 mol % fining agent. The glass pharmaceutical package is delamination resistant, and has class 1 or class 2 chemical durability in acid, base, and water. The glass pharmaceutical package may have a surface compressive stress of at least 350 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven Edward DeMartino, Nadja Teresia Lönnroth, Lina Ma, Robert Anthony Schaut, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Jamie Todd Westbrook
  • Publication number: 20200230468
    Abstract: A sports ball is provided and may include an interior bladder and a cover disposed about the interior bladder. The cover may comprise a plurality of adjoining panels. The cover may further define an exterior surface comprising a plurality of plateau sections and a plurality of indentations extending radially inward from the exterior surface. The plurality of indentations may include a plurality of peripheral channels or seams and a plurality of interior channels. Each seam has a seam length and the plurality of seams has a first aggregate deboss length. Each interior channel has a channel length and the plurality of interior channels has a second aggregate deboss length. Collectively, the seams and interior channels have an aggregate feature length, which is defined as a sum of the first aggregate deboss length and the second aggregate deboss length. The aggregate feature length is greater than 800 centimeters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Parker Molinari, Brent Radewald, Todd Smith
  • Publication number: 20200222007
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, an upright member, a frame, and a plurality of field generating elements. The body is configured to be positioned between a patient's back and a backrest of a chair. The upright member extends upwardly from the body. The frame has a curved configuration configured to partially surround a patient's head. The field generating elements are configured to generate an electromagnetic field around a patient's head partially surrounded by the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Henry F. Salazar, Jetmir Palushi, William J. Kane, Fatemeh Akbarian, Ika Dekel, Noam Racheli, Helen Wolfson, Nawid Mehrzai, Jephrey S. Rodriguez, Ketan P. Muni, Andrew Drake, David A. Smith, JR., Scott A. Kirchner, Todd A. Veloni, Itamar Bustan
  • Publication number: 20200210252
    Abstract: A bipartite workflow graph, representing an understanding of an overall service, comprises two different graph elements: entities and processes and each individual microservice defines their logical constructs as either an entity or a process in accordance with a universal schema. Notifications from such microservices conform to the universal schema, thereby enabling microservices to individually change how they operate internally, without affecting an understanding of the overall system as represented by the workflow graph. Each graph element has its state maintained by a separately addressable execution unit executing a state machine, which can be individually updated based on information received from the microservices. Changes to the workflow graph are logged and an insight engine monitors such a log to insert insight markers in accordance with predefined events, thereby enabling the collection of metrics on a service wide basis and across multiple microservices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: James FLETCHER, Robert Franz HAIN, Kelly Michael SMITH, Isaac MATICHUK, Jared James GOHR, Curtis Todd JOHNSON, Michael Dennis SCHUELLER
  • Patent number: 10701370
    Abstract: A system and method for transmission of a video stream are provided. The system may include: an encoder adapted to generate a video stream comprising a plurality of encoded frames, encoded according to at least one encoding parameter; a comparator in communication with the encoder, the comparator adapted to compare encoded frames of the plurality of encoded frames with input frames to determine a fitness metric reflective of visual quality of the encoded frames; and a controller in communication with the comparator, the controller adapted to adjust the at least one encoding parameter based on the fitness metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: DEJERO LABS INC.
    Inventors: David Pui Keung Sze, Akos Horvath, Bogdan Frusina, Barry Gilhuly, Cameron Kenneth Smith, Joseph Robert Wayne Mallet, Anthony Todd Schneider, Robert Flatt, Hagen Kaye
  • Publication number: 20200201397
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to a strengthened glass article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about less than about 1.1 mm, a compressive stress layer extending from the first surface to a depth of compression (DOC) of about 0.1·t or greater, such that when the glass article fracture, it breaks into a plurality of fragments having an aspect ratio of about 5 or less. In some embodiments, the glass article exhibits an equibiaxial flexural strength of about 20 kgf or greater, after being abraded with 90-grit SiC particles at a pressure of 25 psi for 5 seconds. Devices incorporating the glass articles described herein and methods for making the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Edward DeMartino, Michelle Dawn Fabian, Jeffrey Todd Kohli, Jennifer Lynn Lyon, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang
  • Patent number: 10692632
    Abstract: Resistors and a method of manufacturing resistors are described herein. A resistor includes a resistive element and a plurality of conductive elements. The plurality of conductive elements are electrically insulated from one another via a dielectric material and thermally coupled to the resistive element via an adhesive material disposed between each of the plurality of conductive elements and a surface of the resistive element. The plurality of conductive elements is coupled to the resistive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Clark Smith, Todd Wyatt
  • Patent number: 10687090
    Abstract: A television with an interactive portal and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the television, the television is deployed to provide an interactive portal in a hospitality establishment having multiple rooms, such as a hotel. The television is associated with a room and includes a processor, memory, tuner, panel, and audio drive disposed in an interconnected busing architecture. The television generates a default interactive portal as well as a guest-specific interactive portal, which is generated from a guest configuration profile having information including guest identification, a guest channel preference presentation, and a guest service preference presentation with guest account information. The guest configuration profile may also enable the creation of a local area wireless network with substantially the same behavior as the guest's home wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Enseo, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle, Charles Todd Hixon, Craig D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10685131
    Abstract: A method for authenticating a user identity asserted from a client device may include receiving information that asserts a user identity including a user identifier, accessing external data stores to receive data rows that are associated with the user identity, and accessing monitoring systems to receive data vectors. The monitoring systems may monitor transmissions to receiving systems, the data vectors may include numerical target values for the receiving systems, and the data vectors may be accessed using the user identifier. The method may also include determining whether the data rows can be matched to the data vectors, and based on that determination, authenticating the user identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: RockLoans Marketplace LLC
    Inventors: Todd Lunsford, Dan Smith, Rodney Golpe
  • Patent number: 10687091
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and computer readable media are provided for distributing data with multi-tiered encoding. For example, a system for communication of data streams to endpoints is provided that includes: encoders, each encoder configured to encode a data stream according to at least one encoding parameter; transmitting devices organized into groups based on at least one communication characteristic; each group of transmitting devices configured to receive encoded data from an associated one of the encoders; each transmitting device of the plurality of transmitting devices configured to transmit the encoded data to an associated one of the plurality of endpoints; and at least one controller configured to monitor communication characteristics of the plurality of transmitting devices and to adjust membership of the transmitting devices in the plurality of groups based on the monitored communication characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: DEJERO LABS INC.
    Inventors: David Pui Keung Sze, Cameron Kenneth Smith, Anthony Todd Schneider, Bogdan Frusina
  • Publication number: 20200185131
    Abstract: Resistors and a method of manufacturing resistors are described herein. A resistor includes a resistive element and a plurality of conductive elements. The plurality of conductive elements are electrically insulated from one another via a dielectric material and thermally coupled to the resistive element via an adhesive material disposed between each of the plurality of conductive elements and a surface of the resistive element. The plurality of conductive elements is coupled to the resistive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Clark Smith, Todd Wyatt
  • Patent number: D895036
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: Todd Smith
  • Patent number: D899602
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Midmark Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur Dale Smith, Benjamin Carl Seger, Kenneth Paul Wolters, Jason A. Male, Thomas John Helmick, Joseph Edwin Martin, Michael Todd Cavins, Rainer Bernhard Teufel, Jeffrey T. DeBord