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: 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
  • Publication number: 20200166217
    Abstract: An oven has at least one of bake and broil heating elements which have a temperature switch as a portion of the replaceable heating element. Upon reaching a predetermined temperature, the switch opens and power through the heating element is secured. Once temperature is reduced below another predetermined temperature, the switch closes for normal operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Brown Stove Work, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Smith, Matthew H. Brown
  • Patent number: 10647948
    Abstract: The need for a fast acting and broad spectrum antimicrobial composition which does not reduce surface shine and does not leave visible residues on the surface, while also providing greater residuality of the actives can be met by formulating antimicrobial compositions as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan Edward Sherry, Molly Pelon Bohlen, Samuel Kimani Njoroge, LaShanda Marie Glenn, Janice Lynn Dhonau, Christopher Todd Morrissey, Jamesina Anne Fitzgerald, Phillip Kyle Vinson, Melinda Phyllis Steffey, Rafael Ortiz, Benjamin Patrick Hale, Yonas Gizaw, Roy Jerome Harrington, Peter Herbert Koenig, Nicola John Policicchio, Stefano Scialla, Steven Daryl Smith, Matthew Scott Wagner
  • Patent number: 10652594
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: John Chen, David Belt, Edward Galt, III, Robert Todd Smith
  • Patent number: 10640415
    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 be substantially free of B2O3, SrO, BaO, and ZrO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven Edward DeMartino, Nadja Teresia Lönnroth, Lina Ma, Robert Anthony Schaut, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Jamie Todd Westbrook
  • Publication number: 20200095259
    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: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    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: 10585723
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James Fletcher, Robert Franz Hain, Kelly Michael Smith, Isaac Matichuk, Jared James Gohr, Curtis Todd Johnson, Michael Dennis Schueller
  • Publication number: 20200070011
    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: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Parker Molinari, Todd Smith
  • Patent number: 10579106
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven Edward DeMartino, Michelle Dawn Fabian, Jeffrey Todd Kohli, Jennifer Lynn Lyon, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang
  • Publication number: 20200062183
    Abstract: A remotely controlled retractable vehicle step system configured for use with a vehicle includes: a stepping member movable between a retracted position and a deployed position; a motor operably coupled to a support member and capable of effectuating movement of the stepping member from the retracted position to the deployed position; and a control system including a vehicle status interface configured to obtain data indicating a status of one or more vehicle features, a motor interface configured to control operation of the motor, and a wireless communication interface configured to communicate wirelessly with a remote electronic device, wherein the control system is configured to: receive, from the remote electronic device, a request to enter an override state; and initialize a countdown timer for automatically ending the override state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony Smith, Todd Wallace Yeoman, William Ridgway Lang, JR.
  • Patent number: 10571133
    Abstract: An oven has at least one of bake and broil heating elements which have a temperature switch as a portion of the replaceable heating element. Upon reaching a predetermined temperature, the switch opens and power through the heating element is secured. Once temperature is reduced below another predetermined temperature, the switch closes for normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Brown Stove Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Smith, Matthew H. Brown
  • Patent number: 10561370
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Accalrent, Inc., Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    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
  • Patent number: 10551896
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to dynamic clock and voltage scaling (DCVS) based on program phase. For example, during each program phase, a first hardware counter may count each cycle where a dispatch stall occurs and an oldest instruction in a load queue is a last-level cache miss, a second hardware counter may count total cycles, and a third hardware counter may count committed instructions. Accordingly, a software/firmware mechanism may read the various hardware counters once the committed instruction counter reaches a threshold value and divide a value of the first hardware counter by a value of the second hardware counter to measure a stall fraction during a current program execution phase. The measured stall fraction can then be used to predict a stall fraction in a next program execution phase such that optimal voltage and frequency settings can be applied in the next phase based on the predicted stall fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shivam Priyadarshi, Anil Krishna, Raguram Damodaran, Jeffrey Todd Bridges, Ryan Wells, Norman Gargash, Rodney Wayne Smith
  • Publication number: 20200030610
    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: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Stanslaski, Robert Devine, Timothy Denison, Vincent Roczniak, Todd Smith, Thomas Adamski
  • Publication number: 20200007898
    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: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle, Charles Todd Hixon, Craig D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10500123
    Abstract: A body weight support system includes a support track configured to movably suspend a trolley therefrom. A power rail of the system is coupled to the support track and is in electrical contact with the trolley. A switch included in the system has a support track portion and a power rail portion. The switch is configured to transition between a first configuration, in which a first portion of the support track and the support track portion of the switch define a first path, and a second configuration, in which a second portion of the support track and the support track portion of the switch define a second path. The trolley is configured to receive a flow of electric power from at least one of the power rail or the power rail portion of the switch that is operable to move the trolley along the first path or the second path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Arkady Glukhovsky, Todd Cushman, Augustine Smith
  • Publication number: 20190373035
    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: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Todd Smith, James C. Stark
  • Patent number: D870549
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: KOST USA, INC.
    Inventors: Russell Michael Logue, Stephen Thomas Overdeck, Allan Matthew Smith, David Robert Zint, Matthew Todd Hupp
  • Patent number: D887007
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 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