Patents by Inventor Vernon Smith

Vernon 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: 20190341754
    Abstract: A cable jacket removal device is used to selectively remove a sheath from a length of a sheathed cable. The cable jacket removal device includes a support frame, a drive shaft, and a motor. The support frame removably couples the removal device to the cable to be stripped. The drive shaft is coupled to the support frame. The motor is coupled to the drive shaft to selectively rotate the drive shaft to cause the removal device to travel along the cable to automatically remove a cable jacket from a predefined distance of the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Dynamize, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Vernon Smith
  • Patent number: 10404044
    Abstract: A cable jacket removal device is used to selectively remove a sheath from a length of a sheathed cable. The cable jacket removal device includes a support frame, a drive shaft, and a motor. The support frame removably couples the removal device to the cable to be stripped. The drive shaft is coupled to the support frame. The motor is coupled to the drive shaft to selectively rotate the drive shaft to cause the removal device to travel along the cable to automatically remove a cable jacket from a predefined distance of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Adam Vernon Smith
  • Patent number: 10319648
    Abstract: Techniques for improving reliability of III-N devices include holding the III-N devices at a first temperature less than or equal to 30° for a first period of time while applying a first gate-source voltage lower than a threshold voltage of the III-N devices and a first drain-source voltage greater than 0.2 times a break down voltage of the III-N devices; and holding the III-N devices at a second temperature greater than the first temperature for a second period of time while applying a second gate-source voltage lower than a threshold voltage of the III-N devices and a second drain-source voltage greater than 0.2 times a breakdown voltage of the III-N devices. After holding the III-N devices at the first and second temperatures, screening the III-N devices based on electrical performance of one or more parameters of the III-N devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Transphorm Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Vernon Smith, Likun Shen, David Michael Rhodes, Ronald Avrom Barr, James Leroy McKay
  • Publication number: 20180301386
    Abstract: Techniques for improving reliability of III-N devices include holding the III-N devices at a first temperature less than or equal to 30° for a first period of time while applying a first gate-source voltage lower than a threshold voltage of the III-N devices and a first drain-source voltage greater than 0.2 times a break down voltage of the III-N devices; and holding the III-N devices at a second temperature greater than the first temperature for a second period of time while applying a second gate-source voltage lower than a threshold voltage of the III-N devices and a second drain-source voltage greater than 0.2 times a breakdown voltage of the III-N devices. After holding the III-N devices at the first and second temperatures, screening the III-N devices based on electrical performance of one or more parameters of the III-N devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Kurt Vernon Smith, Likun Shen, David Michael Rhodes, Ronald Avrom Barr, James Leroy McKay
  • Publication number: 20160218495
    Abstract: A cable jacket removal device is used to selectively remove a sheath from a length of a sheathed cable. The cable jacket removal device includes a support frame, a drive shaft, and a motor. The support frame removably couples the removal device to the cable to be stripped. The drive shaft is coupled to the support frame. The motor is coupled to the drive shaft to selectively rotate the drive shaft to cause the removal device to travel along the cable to automatically remove a cable jacket from a predefined distance of the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventor: Adam Vernon Smith
  • Publication number: 20140311011
    Abstract: An artificial fishing lure utilizes gyratory motion of a rotating auger of the lure to provide novel water dynamics while the lure is being pulled through the water in order to entice a fish to strike at the lure. The lure includes a shaft, a head on one end of the shaft, a tail on another end of the shaft, and the auger situated freely on the shaft between the head and the tail for rotation on and about the longitudinal axis of the shaft. The auger has one or more configured external blades along its length. The blade(s) provide a means that rotates the auger through water resistance as the lure is pulled through the water to thereby create novel and enhanced water dynamics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Walter Guntharp, Vernon Smith, Nicholas Adams
  • Publication number: 20070021895
    Abstract: A status monitoring system for a work machine includes at least a first monitoring device coupled to a first component of the work machine and at least a second monitoring device coupled to a second component of the work machine. The status monitoring system also includes at least a first data collection node communicatively coupled to the first monitoring device and at least a second data collection node communicatively coupled to the second monitoring device. A status monitoring system further includes a status collection node in communication with each of the first and second data collection nodes, the status collection node configured to receive information corresponding to an operational status of the first and second components from the first and second data collection nodes and provide information corresponding to an operational status of the first and second components to an external user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Wayne Brandt, Vernon Smith
  • Publication number: 20070022106
    Abstract: A system design environment includes a Reusable Asset Specification (“RAS”) based database including information related to hardware components. The design environment may also include a controller. The controller may be configured to accept a user input including at least one desired system parameter. The controller may also be configured to identify from the RAS based database at least one hardware component that contributes to satisfaction of the desired system parameter. The controller may be further configured to output a specification for a system including the at least one hardware component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Wayne Brandt, Walter Earleson, Dale Herget, Wayne Wulfert, Vernon Smith
  • Publication number: 20070021894
    Abstract: A method for starting a work machine includes receiving information corresponding to a current configuration of at least one component of the work machine. The method also includes comparing the received information to information corresponding to a previous configuration of the at least one component. The method further includes providing a data request signal if the received information corresponding to the current configuration of the at least one component is not substantially similar to the information corresponding to the previous configuration of the at least one component. The method also includes providing a start-up signal if the received information is substantially similar to the information corresponding to the previous configuration of the at least one component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Wayne Brandt, Vernon Smith
  • Publication number: 20070022408
    Abstract: A software system development apparatus is provided. The software system development apparatus may include a processor and a computer-readable medium operatively coupled to the processor. The apparatus may also include a system design tool program stored on the computer-readable medium that, when executed by the processor, is operable to regulate user access to at least one aspect of the system design tool according to one or more authorization categories of users of the system design tool. The system design tool may also be operable to generate a real-time embedded control software system by selecting from a collection of reusable software components stored and described in a catalog in accordance with the Reusable Asset Specification (RAS).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Wayne Brandt, Vernon Smith, Walt Earleson, Michael Roth, Dale Herget, Steven Bray, Wayne Wulfert, Jeffrey Morris
  • Publication number: 20070022403
    Abstract: A software system development apparatus is provided. The software system development apparatus may include a processor and a computer-readable medium operatively coupled to the processor. The apparatus may also include a system design tool program stored on the computer-readable medium that, when executed by the processor, is operable to generate a real-time embedded control software system by selecting from a collection of reusable software components stored in a catalog. The system design tool may also be configured to establish compatibility information about the compatibility of the software system with other real-time embedded control system components and package the compatibility information together with the software system onto a computer-readable medium as an installation package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Wayne Brandt, Vernon Smith, Walt Earleson, Michael Roth, Dale Herget, Steven Bray, Wayne Wulfert, Jeffrey Morris
  • Publication number: 20070022132
    Abstract: A computer readable medium for use on a computer system configured to generate a model of a component system includes computer executable instructions for receiving an input corresponding to at least one desired function of the component system. The computer readable medium may also include computer executable instructions for identifying at least one software model including software code adapted to execute a sequence of instructions corresponding to the at least one desired function. The computer readable medium may further include computer executable instructions for retrieving the at least one software model. The computer readable medium may also include computer executable instructions for arranging the at least one software model in the model of the component system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Wayne Brandt, Vernon Smith
  • Publication number: 20060136110
    Abstract: A vibration management system for a work machine may include at least one machine component configured to respond to input commands from an operator of the machine. One or more vibration sensors may be configured to output a signal indicative of a vibration level experienced by the operator. A controller may be configured to monitor the output signal from the one or more vibration sensors and determine an average vibration level experienced by the operator. The controller may also be configured to monitor the input commands from the operator and calculate a predicted response of the at least one machine component to at least one of the input commands. The controller may also be configured to determine a predicted vibration effect on the operator based on the predicted response and adjust an actual response of the at least one machine component to the at least one operator input command based on the predicted vibration effect and the average vibration level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Kent Casey, Norval Thomson, Vernon Smith
  • Publication number: 20050107898
    Abstract: The present disclosure is associated with a user requesting access to the software option associated with a machine, a remote facility receiving the request, authorizing access to the software option, and sending an enabling signal to enable the software. The enabling signal (e.g., a software key) may then be used to access and use the software option. An intermediary may be used to authenticate the enabling signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Julie Gannon, Steven O'Neal, April Scott, Vernon Smith, Kenneth Stratton
  • Patent number: 6768316
    Abstract: A laminate comprising an insulation layer sandwiched between a pair of electrically conductive layers is prepared for electrical insulation testing by using a laser to remove a strip from at least one of the conductive layers proximate the edge of the laminate to electrically isolate a central, bulk portion of the conductive layer from the edges of the laminate. Conductive material that may be smeared across an edge of the laminate will not therefore provide an electrical short between the portion of the conductive layer surrounded by the slot and the second conductive layer on the opposite side of the insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Polyclad Laminates, Inc.
    Inventors: Yeo Kong Hoo, Christopher Vernon Smith
  • Publication number: 20040115405
    Abstract: A laminate comprising an insulation layer sandwiched between a pair of electrically conductive layers is prepared for electrical insulation testing by using a laser to remove a strip from at least one of the conductive layers proximate the edge of the laminate to electrically isolate a central, bulk portion of the conductive layer from the edges of the laminate. Conductive material that may be smeared across an edge of the laminate will not therefore provide an electrical short between the portion of the conductive layer surrounded by the slot and the second conductive layer on the opposite side of the insulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Yeo Kong Hoo, Christopher Vernon Smith
  • Patent number: 6609294
    Abstract: A novel process for fabricating metal clad laminates used in the manufacture of printed wiring boards. The process which eliminates multiple use separator plates within laminate books during buildup and pressing, utilizes a sacrificial separator sheet between copper sheets and wherein the separator sheet remains intact throughout the pressing and cutting steps and is finally removed after the laminates have been sized to the desired dimensions. This process provides time and cost savings, as well as a significant increase in quality and quantity of the laminates produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Polyclad Laminates, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Vernon Smith, Richard Allen Correia, Ed Carignan
  • Publication number: 20030154844
    Abstract: Vertical mouthpiece motion replaces the traditional chromatic harmonica's slide valve function and eliminates the valve as a source of air leakage, friction, and sticking. Because the player's mouth pushes a movable mouthpiece between an upper and a lower position with respect to the attached chromatic harmonica, the use of the player's hands is unnecessary. In the upper position, the row of air holes conducts the player's breath through an upper row of reed chambers. In the lower position, the same air holes conduct the player's breath through a lower row of reed chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventor: W. Vernon Smith
  • Publication number: 20020039930
    Abstract: The golf training aid 10 comprises shoulder position indicator means comprising an indicator arm 12 in the form of an elongate projecting arm. The indicator arm is secured on and projects outwardly and forwardly from a support member in the form of a shoulder pad. The shoulder position indicator means comprises indicator members in the form of brightly colored spheres 20, 21 which increase the visual awareness with regard to the position of the indicator arm during the execution of the golf swing and especially during the takeaway in the back swing. Accordingly, the golf training aid enables either the golfer or a golf teacher to obtain feedback in relation to the position of the shoulders during the golf swing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Inventor: Trevor Vernon Smith
  • Patent number: RE36608
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing a movable upright registration pin extending above a horizontal work surface for locating workpieces on the tooling plate of a computer controlled drilling machine. A straight edge member, disposed in a channel in the surface of the tooling plate, provides two vertical reference surfaces which are precisely located to define a line of position for the registration pin. The registration pin is maintained upright in a carrier that is slidably disposed in a channel in the straight edge member between the two reference surfaces. The rotation of a cam bar disposed adjacent the carrier applies force to the carrier which causes the registration pin to bear against the two vertical reference surfaces to precisely and securely locate the pin on the line of position. The registration pin may be pushed by the spindle of the drilling machine along the line of position and then locked in the registration position under the automatic control of the drilling machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Excellon Automation Co
    Inventors: W. Vernon Smith, Hendley W. Hall