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: 20170356658
    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: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Todd A. Smith, Matthew H. Brown
  • Publication number: 20170337485
    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: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Robert Mullaly, Kurt Joseph Wedig, Daniel Ralph Parent, Kevin Sadowski, Scott Todd Smith, Nathan Gabriel, Laura Nagler
  • Publication number: 20170312128
    Abstract: A surgical needle assembly for attachment to an ultrasonic handpiece includes an elongated metal cannula having a distal end and a proximal end. A hub is insert molded onto the cannula generally towards the cannula proximal end and formed from a material having an ultimate strength at least twice a peak cyclical stress force at a joint between the elongated metal cannula and the hub when the surgical needle assembly is in use with the ultrasonic handpiece. The hub material has a stiffness sufficient to limit a motion of the elongated metal cannula to less than 1.5 times an expected peak to peak stroke length when the surgical needle assembly is in use with the ultrasonic handpiece. The hub includes structure for mating attachment to the ultrasonic handpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Brian D. McCary, Todd Smith
  • Patent number: 9803934
    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: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Todd Smith, Frederick Byron Hamm, Jr., Steven Joseph Pitts
  • Publication number: 20170306265
    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: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Melissa Martinez-Crowley, Katie Gaynor, Jeffrey John Biggs, Stephen Todd Smith
  • Publication number: 20170295395
    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: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Todd Smith, Douglas Frusciano, Carissa Mahonchak
  • Publication number: 20170268722
    Abstract: Implementations of a wheel bearing greater are provided. In some implementations, the wheel bearing greater may be connected to a pressurized grease source and used to pack grease into a bearing. In some implementations, the wheel bearing greater comprises a cylindrical portion configured to be inserted within an inner race of a bearing. In some implementations, the cylindrical portion comprises a solid cylinder having a channel extending around the outer surface of the cylindrical portion; a grease inlet port extending from an outer surface of a shoulder portion and through a portion of the cylindrical portion, and at least a first grease ejection port extending from the grease inlet port to the channel. The greater further comprises a shoulder portion secured to a first end of the cylindrical portion wherein the shoulder portion is larger in diameter than the cylindrical portion thereby creating a ledge around the cylindrical portion on the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Todd Smith, Lewis Holcomb
  • Patent number: 9769094
    Abstract: Provided are a computer implemented method, computer program product, and system for providing notifications. A ticket that specifies at least one activity to be performed, a location at which the activity is to be performed, and a period of time in which that activity is to occur is received. A message to be delivered is identified based on the activity, the location, and the period of time, wherein the message describes one or more measures to be taken based on the activity. The identified message describing the one or more measures is delivered to enable at least one of the measures to be taken before the activity occurs in the period of time specified in the ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CELERITASWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Evans, Dan W. Schwartz, Todd Smith, Dirk A. Stubbs
  • Publication number: 20170218306
    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: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Melissa Martinez-Crowley, Jeffrey John Biggs, Stephen Todd Smith, Meghan Babcock
  • Patent number: 9719053
    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: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Melissa Martinez-Crowley, Katie Gaynor, Jeffrey John Biggs, Stephen Todd Smith
  • Patent number: 9693105
    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: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Robert Todd Smith, Douglas Frusciano, Carissa Mahonchak
  • Patent number: 9679255
    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: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    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: 9630928
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula 1, including all stereoisomers, N-oxides, and salts thereof, X is CH or N; Y is C(O) or S(O)2; provided that when Y is S(O)2, then X is CH; A is a radical selected from the group consisting of and B1, B2, B3, T, R1, R2 R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12 and R13 are as defined in the disclosure. Also disclosed are compositions containing the compounds of Formula 1 and methods for controlling undesired vegetation comprising contacting the undesired vegetation or its environment with an effective amount of a compound or a composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Paul Selby, Brenton Todd Smith, Andrew Edmund Taggi
  • Patent number: D784623
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver McLachlan, Todd Smith
  • Patent number: D784625
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver McLachlan, Todd Smith
  • Patent number: D786374
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Deaton, Todd Smith
  • Patent number: D786375
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Deaton, Todd Smith
  • Patent number: D788376
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver McLachlan, Todd Smith
  • Patent number: D798974
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Smith
  • Patent number: D799716
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: MESO SCALE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC.
    Inventors: Eric Jones, Stanley Todd Smith, Jennifer Parker, Manish Kochar