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: 20210356482
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an automated assay system adapted to receive consumables in the conduct of an assay. The assay system includes at least one of a loading cart, a door support system, a waste storage unit, and a robotic subsystem. The loading cart is configured to organize and transport consumables necessary for the performance of the assay system. The door support system is configured to maintain stability of doors of the automated assay system. The waste storage unit is configured to provide convenient disposal of consumables associated with the automated assay system. The robotic subsystem is configured to transport consumables within the automated assay system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Dimitri Mikael MOFFITT, Aaron LEIMKUEHLER, Victor PELLICIER, Todd SMITH, Gary KRIVOY, Eric JONES, Jennifer PARKER, Slavi MIRTCHEV, Nicholas SAMMONS, Manish KOCHAR, Jacob N. WOHLSTADTER
  • Patent number: 11160983
    Abstract: Devices and methods provide for the sensing of physiological signals by providing a stimulation waveform that includes a stimulation pulse followed by an active recharge pulse to clear the charge in capacitors within the stimulation path. The active recharge pulse is followed by a period of passive recharge and then a period of no recharge. Non-neurological sources of artifacts within the sensed physiological signal may be handled by providing a brief period of passive recharge followed by a lengthy period of no recharge, which is made possible by the use of the active recharge pulse prior to the passive recharge. The period of no recharge removes any low impedance path to ground from the stimulation electrodes, which allows an amplifier of the sensing circuit to provide common mode rejection of non-neurological signals, such as cardiac signals, present at the sensing electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Stanslaski, Robert Devine, Timothy Denison, Vincent Roczniak, Todd Smith, Thomas Adamski
  • Patent number: 11157825
    Abstract: A method includes receiving data from a sensor over time. The data comprises a plurality of values that are each indicative of a sensed condition at a unique time. The method also includes determining a real-time value, a mid-term moving average, and a long-term moving average based on the data and determining a most-recent combined average by averaging the real-time value, the mid-term moving average, and the long-term moving average. The method further includes determining an upper setpoint by adding an offset value to the most-recent combined average and determining a lower setpoint by subtracting the offset value to the most-recent combined average. The method also includes transmitting an alert based on a determination that a most recent value of the data is either greater than the upper setpoint or lower than the lower setpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: OneEvent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Robert Mullaly, Kurt Joseph Wedig, Daniel Ralph Parent, Kevin Sadowski, Scott Todd Smith, Nathan Gabriel, Laura Nagler
  • Patent number: 11153608
    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: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle, Charles Todd Hixon, Craig D. Smith
  • Patent number: 11148013
    Abstract: An inflatable sports ball having a bladder and a cover disposed about the bladder in provided. The cover may have an exterior surface that defines a plurality of plateau sections, a first plurality of indentations, and a second plurality of indentations that cooperate to define a topographical arrangement across the exterior surface. Each of the first plurality of indentations has a first indentation depth, a first indentation width, and a first maximum aspect ratio. The first maximum aspect ratio is defined as the ratio of the first indentation width to the first indentation depth. The second plurality of indentations has a second indentation depth, a second indentation width, and a second maximum aspect ratio. The second maximum aspect ratio is defined as the ratio of the second indentation width to the second indentation depth. The second maximum aspect ratio is greater than the first maximum aspect ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Parker Molinari, Todd Smith
  • Patent number: 11153610
    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: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: DEJERO LABS INC.
    Inventors: David Pui Keung Sze, Cameron Kenneth Smith, Anthony Todd Schneider, Bogdan Frusina
  • Patent number: 11148014
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Parker Molinari, Brent Radewald, Todd Smith
  • Publication number: 20210284653
    Abstract: GnRH receptor antagonists are disclosed which have utility in the treatment of a variety of sex-hormone related conditions in both men and women. The compounds of this invention have the structure: wherein R1a, R1b, R1c, R1d, R2, R2a, and A are as defined herein, including stereoisomers, esters, solvates and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. Also disclosed are compositions containing a compound of this invention in combination with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, as well as methods relating to the use thereof for antagonizing gonadotropin-releasing hormone in a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Graham BEATON, Mi CHEN, Timothy Richard COON, Todd EWING, Wanlong JIANG, Willy MOREE, Martin ROWBOTTOM, Warren WADE, Liren ZHAO, Richard LOWE, Nicole SMITH, Neil ASHWEEK, Yun-Fei ZHU
  • Patent number: 11105513
    Abstract: A range has burner coil elements which have temperature switches as a portion of the replaceable coils. Upon reaching a predetermined temperature, the switch opens and power through the burner element is secured. The burner elements are preferably open coil units. Lowering the temperature in a cooking utensil below common ignition temperatures while still allowing boiling is an objective of many embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Brown Stove Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Smith, Matthew H. Brown
  • Publication number: 20210266569
    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 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    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
  • Patent number: 11082521
    Abstract: A control network communication apparatus, method, and system. The method of communicating control network information to a user interface includes a wireless gateway receiving control system information from a control node wirelessly over a local area mesh network, the wireless gateway receiving a request for control system information when it polls a remote server over a wide area network, the request transmitted to the remote server from a user interface, and the wireless gateway providing the requested control system information to the remote server for delivery to the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: California Eastern Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Todd Smith, James Paul Hartman, Damon Mark Stewart
  • Publication number: 20210235603
    Abstract: A circuit board and vapor chamber are disclosed. Connectors couple the vapor chamber to a circuit board. The connectors extend from the bottom of the vapor chamber. The connectors fix the vapor chamber to the circuit board such that the bottom of the vapor chamber thermally couples to a heat source on the circuit board. The circuit board has a connector assembly that couples to the vapor chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Justin HUTTULA, Bala SUBRAMANYA, Juha PAAVOLA, Mark CARBONE, Todd SMITH, Kari MANSUKOSKI, Samarth ALVA, Satyajit Siddharay KAMAT, Nagaraj K
  • Publication number: 20210143564
    Abstract: An electrical connector that has a conductive shell supporting at least one signal contact therein and that has a front end for mating with a mating connector and a back end opposite the front end for electrically connecting to a coaxial cable. A ground connection is located inside of the conductive shell. A coupling member is rotatably coupled to the conductive shell and has an engagement feature for mechanically engaging a support panel associated with the mating connector. A sealing member is disposed on the conductive shell that is configured to provide an environmental seal between the conductive shell and the support panel when the conductive shell is mated with the mating connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: James Todd Smith, Michael A. Hoyack, Owen R. Barthelmes
  • Publication number: 20200390400
    Abstract: An asthma management system and method are disclosed for collecting environmental and individual health data to predict the onset of asthma symptoms to allow for preventative therapy tailored on an individual basis. In one embodiment a computer system is in electrical communication with an individual user interface and one or more environmental factor collection points via a communications network. The user interface is adapted to send and receive asthma-related data including asthma profile and real-time asthma status data to the computer system via the communication network, and the environmental factor collection points are adapted to send and receive data to the computer system via the communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Solomon Ssenyange, Ryan Leard, David Anvar, Brian Awabdy, Todd Smith, Vivek Balasubramanyam
  • Publication number: 20200374357
    Abstract: A control network communication apparatus, method, and system. The method of communicating control network information to a user interface includes a wireless gateway receiving control system information from a control node wirelessly over a local area mesh network, the wireless gateway receiving a request for control system information when it polls a remote server over a wide area network, the request transmitted to the remote server from a user interface, and the wireless gateway providing the requested control system information to the remote server for delivery to the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: California Eastern Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Todd Smith, James Paul Hartman, Damon Mark Stewart
  • Patent number: 10845057
    Abstract: A gas range has burner head which have temperature sensing devices as a portion of the burner heads. Upon reaching a predetermined temperature, the temperatures sensing devices reduces gas flow to a bypass amount until temperature drops below to at least the predetermined temperature. Lowering the temperature in a cooking utensil below a common ignition temperature, while still allowing boiling, is an objective of many embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Brown Stove Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Smith, Matthew H. Brown
  • Publication number: 20200366722
    Abstract: A sharing system generates a user interface mechanism that can be actuated by a user, authoring a document. The user interface mechanism allows the user to set a completeness level corresponding to the document. The completeness level is then associated with the document so that, when the document is shared, the completeness level can be displayed to the recipient of the shared document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Todd Smith BEHRBAUM, Samer SAWAYA
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: D895036
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: Todd Smith