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).

  • Patent number: 10389778
    Abstract: A plurality of icons are displayed on a companion device having a touch screen interface; the icons can be manipulated by the touch screen interface, and each of the plurality of icons represents a different one of a plurality of audiovisual assets which can be viewed on an external audiovisual device. An input gesture on the touch screen interface is obtained from a user of the companion device, wherein a given one of the icons is flicked in a manner associated with the external audiovisual device. Responsive to the obtaining of the gesture, a signal is dispatched from the companion device. The signal causes the external audiovisual device to access a given one of the plurality of audiovisual assets associated with the given one of the icons. Techniques for other than touch screen devices, and techniques to obtain programs on the companion device, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Robert Todd Smith, James C. Stark
  • Publication number: 20190224547
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a stick-handling training system for use in at least sports like hockey, ringette and field hockey. The system is comprised of height adjustable bases and cross members positioned in those bases. The height adjustable bases are vertically adjustable between a first and a second position and elevate the cross members from the ground at heights that can vary based on the object used to be passed underneath in stick-handling training.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan THÉRIAULT, Christian GAUTREAU, Todd SMITH
  • Publication number: 20190222897
    Abstract: Systems and methods for real-time transmission of data streams are disclosed. A controller receives data representing selected stream parameters from a browser residing on a computing device. The controller transmits the received data to a video transmitting device. A transcoder receives a first data stream generated according to the selected stream parameters from the video transmitting device. The transcoder generates a second data stream from the first data stream, the second data stream formatted for browser display; and then transmits the second data stream to the browser. A user may remotely control the video transmitting device using the browser. A user may view data streams from multiple video transmitting devices using the browser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Bogdan FRUSINA, Barry GILHULY, Arif HUDDA, Cameron Kenneth SMITH, Anthony Todd SCHNEIDER, David Pui Keung SZE
  • Patent number: 10351803
    Abstract: The invention relates to solid detergents for cleaning restaurant soils and methods of making and using the same. Embodiments of the invention can include solid cleaning compositions having an alkalinity source comprising an alkali metal carbonate, a surfactant system comprising an anionic surfactant and a nonionic surfactant, a water conditioning agent, and water. Embodiments of the invention can have a pH between about 7 and about 11, and are suitable for removing restaurant soils, including, synthetic grease, animal grease, and proteinaceous soils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Martinez-Crowley, Jeffrey John Biggs, Stephen Todd Smith, Meghan Babcock
  • Patent number: 10351801
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a hard surface cleaning and treatment composition with a synergistic combination of mild surfactants that makes the composition particularly suited for leather, synthetic leather, vinyl and stainless steel. The composition is gentle and non-damaging to leather and synthetic leather, and leaves no sticky residue. The composition can clean food soils such as mustard, ketchup, shortening and grease and requires no personal protective equipment when being used. In addition, a method of preserving a leather surface or article by contacting said surface with said substrate is disclosed as well as specific methods associated with making the composition to form a stable water in oil emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Martinez-Crowley, Katie Gaynor, Jeffrey John Biggs, Stephen Todd Smith
  • Patent number: 10345123
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a water resistant smart gauge is disclosed including a housing, a printed circuit board (PCB), a display device, a transparent circular pane, a rear cover, and one or more modules. The PCB is mounted in the housing and has one or more sets of electrical contacts, The display device is mounted in the housing. The transparent circular pane is sealed to a front side of the housing over the display device. The rear cover is sealed to a back side of the housing. The rear cover includes one or more expansion module have sealed openings around the one or more sets of electrical contacts of the PCB. The one or more modules each having a cylindrical shaft with a groove and a sealing ring mounted in the groove. When the cylindrical shaft of the one or more modules are plugged into the one or more expansion openings in the rear cover, they provide a water resistant seal for the smart gauge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: PUSH, INC.
    Inventors: Todd Berk, Craig Smith
  • Patent number: 10343026
    Abstract: A sport ball includes a casing that includes a plurality of joined panels and defines a cavity. The casing includes at least a first panel having (a) a first layer positioned to form a portion of an exterior surface of the sport ball, (b) a second layer disposed adjacent to the first layer, and (c) a third layer disposed adjacent to the second layer. The first panel defines a first indentation and a second indentation spaced apart from the first indentation. The first indentation has a first depth and the second indentation has a second depth that is less than the first depth. The sport ball also includes a bladder disposed within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Ryan Berggren, Tal Cohen, Gary W. Glahn, Arthur Molinari, Todd Smith, Vincent F. White
  • Patent number: 10336769
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.
    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: 10331121
    Abstract: A communication system and method for communicatively linking vehicles in a vehicle consist determine a vehicle identifier for a first remote vehicle included in a vehicle consist formed from a lead vehicle and at least the first remote vehicle. The system and method communicate a wireless linking message addressed to the vehicle identifier from the lead vehicle to the first remote vehicle, and establish a communication link between the lead vehicle and the first remote vehicle responsive to receipt of the wireless linking message at the first remote vehicle. The communication link is established such that movement of the first remote vehicle is remotely controlled from the lead vehicle via the communication link. The communication link is established without an operator entering the first remote vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Jared Klineman Cooper, Brian Joseph McManus, Frank Wawrzyniak, Ralph C. Haddock, III, Robert James Foy, James Glen Corry, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Todd William Goodermuth, Eugene Smith, Steven Andrew Kellner, Joseph Mario Nazareth, Brian William Schroeck, David Michael Peltz
  • Patent number: 10306116
    Abstract: Modular digital camera systems are disclosed. The modular digital camera system can include a brain module configured to be releasably coupled to one or more of a port extender module, power module, display module, and handle module. The brain module and other accessory modules can be structured according to some embodiments to increase an ease of coupling and decoupling the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jennard, Sean Lever, Craig Smith, Todd Berk, Brian McEvilly, John Hamming
  • Publication number: 20190135594
    Abstract: An electric winch control module of this disclosure provides improved means for detecting changes in a current carried by an electric winch motor power lead. The module's housing includes a magnetic flux shield contained within an exposed channel of the housing and located at or toward a vertical centerline of the channel and opposite a magnetic flux sensor of the control module. The magnetic flux shield is made of a ferromagnetic material and includes a bottom wall spanning the width of the open bottom of the channel, an open top arranged opposite the top wall of the channel, and opposing sidewalls opposite a respective sidewall of the channel. The shield surrounds the side and lower portions of the lead below the sensor when in the channel, shielding the wire and sensor from outside interference while at the same time exposing an upper portion of the lead to the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Todd Brady, Greg Landon, Donald Milet, Mark A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190015081
    Abstract: A breath collection and storage apparatus is disclosed for collecting and storing samples of exhaled breath for later analysis of nitric oxide contained in collected breath samples. The described apparatus provides for inhaling air into the lungs via a one-way air inflow portal through an airflow chamber via an inhalation/exhalation portal. Air inhaled into the lungs is then expelled back into the airflow chamber via the inhalation/exhalation portal and flowed into a breath storage vessel. A flow meter monitor, such as a flow meter or pressure gauge can be employed to monitor and control the rate of flow of the exhaled breath. A three-way valve can be incorporated into the air outflow portal to selectively permit discharge of exhaled breath to the outside or into the breath storage vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Spirosure, Inc.
    Inventors: Solomon Ssenyange, David Anvar, Brian Awabdy, Todd Smith, Ryan Leard
  • Patent number: 10116986
    Abstract: A digital video recorder control database is maintained for a digital video recorder in communication with a plurality of set-top boxes. The database includes program content, associated programming metadata, and a recording schedule. A subset of the digital video recorder control database is pushed from the digital video recorder control database to the plurality of set-top boxes for local caching on the plurality of set-top boxes. The subset includes at least a portion of the recording schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Robert Todd Smith, Douglas Frusciano, Carissa Mahonchak
  • Publication number: 20180243564
    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: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Stanslaski, Robert Devine, Timothy Denison, Vincent Roczniak, Todd Smith, Thomas Adamski
  • Patent number: 10024546
    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: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Brown Stove Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Smith, Matthew H. Brown
  • Publication number: 20180133562
    Abstract: A sport ball includes a casing that includes a plurality of joined panels and defines a cavity. The casing includes at least a first panel having (a) a first layer positioned to form a portion of an exterior surface of the sport ball, (b) a second layer disposed adjacent to the first layer, and (c) a third layer disposed adjacent to the second layer. The first panel defines a first indentation and a second indentation spaced apart from the first indentation. The first indentation has a first depth and the second indentation has a second depth that is less than the first depth. The sport ball also includes a bladder disposed within the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Ryan Berggren, Tal Cohen, Gary W. Glahn, Arthur Molinari, Todd Smith, Vincent F. White
  • Publication number: 20180045470
    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: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Todd SMITH, Frederick Byron HAMM, JR., Steven Joseph PITTS
  • Patent number: D808595
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver McLachlan, Todd Smith
  • Patent number: D845280
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Senior Group LLC
    Inventor: Todd Smith
  • Patent number: D851632
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Senior Group LLC
    Inventor: Todd Smith