Patents by Inventor William C. Smith

William C. 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: 10348499
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to techniques for controlling access to data in a decentralized manner. An apparatus includes an apportioning component to divide an item of data into multiple portions based on an organizational structure of the item of data; a tree component to generate a PRN tree including a multitude of nodes and a branching structure based on the organizational structure, the multitude including at least one branching node and multiple leaf nodes that correspond to the multiple portions; a PRN component to generate a PRN for each node of the multitude, the PRN component to use a PRN of a branching node of the PRN tree to generate a PRN for a leaf node that depends therefrom; and a communications component to transmit the multiple portions and multiple addresses based on PRNs of leaf nodes of the PRN tree to a server. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: William C. Deleeuw, Ned M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10333365
    Abstract: An end winding support segment for a generator rotor includes a support segment body with a curved inner surface configured to be adjacent to a rotor shaft, a winding support arm extending radially outward from the support segment body, and an orifice extending from the curved inner surface of the support to an exterior surface of the support adjacent the winding support arm with the orifice configured to transfer lubricant from a surface of the rotor shaft to a winding located on the winding support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Dhaval Patel, Glenn W. Hufstedler, Ted A. Martin, Eric A. Brust, Shaun Maconaghy, Kevin J. Koester, Doren C. Smith, Alan D. Hanson, William D. Sherman
  • Publication number: 20190167288
    Abstract: An ultrasonic instrument comprises a body, a shaft assembly, an ultrasonic blade, and a pivoting member. The shaft assembly extends distally from the body. The ultrasonic blade is positioned distal to the shaft assembly. The pivoting member is pivotable with respect to the blade from an open position to a closed position to thereby clamp tissue between the pivoting member and the blade. One or both of the shaft assembly or the pivoting member comprise a guide feature. The guide feature is configured to provide lateral alignment of the distal portion of the pivoting member with the blade as the pivoting member is pivoted to the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: John B. Schulte, Craig N. Faller, Eric B. Smith, Patrick J. Scoggins, JoAnn M. Stegeman, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William D. Dannaher, Michael R. Lamping, Jacob S. Gee, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Brian D. Bertke
  • Patent number: 10292322
    Abstract: A hydraulic system for a farm implement includes a wing elevation circuit, a wing folding circuit, and a hydraulic valve block assembly. The wing elevation circuit lowers or raises the wings of the farm implement relative to a frame of the farm implement between a first position, in which the wings extend approximately collinear with a lateral axis of the frame, and a second position, in which the wings extend beneath the lateral axis of the frame. The wing folding circuit folds or unfolds the wings between the first position and a transport position, in which the wings are rotated beyond a vertical axis transverse to the lateral axis. The hydraulic valve block assembly is in communication with the wing elevation circuit and the wing folding circuit and controls hydraulic fluid flow in the wing elevation circuit and in the wing folding circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Smith, William C. Maenle
  • Publication number: 20190142133
    Abstract: A hair dryer support device. The hair dryer support device includes a base member that holds a vertical support rod in a vertical position. A bracket is attached to the vertical support rod opposite of the base member. The height of the vertical support rod is changeable by multiple vertical support members. The bracket includes a flexible member attached to the vertical support rod. The flexible member has a pair of circular support members to accommodate a hair dryer. The position of the hair dryer is changeable by movement of the flexible member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: William C. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190133635
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus comprises a body, an ultrasonic transducer, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The ultrasonic transducer is operable to convert electrical power into ultrasonic vibrations. The shaft couples the end effector and the body together. The acoustic waveguide is coupled with the transducer. The articulation section includes a collar that is located distal to a nodal portion of the waveguide and is operable to deflect the end effector away from the longitudinal axis. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the ultrasonic transducer. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section. The articulation drive assembly comprises at least one translating articulation driver coupled with the collar. The ultrasonic blade is operable to deliver ultrasonic vibrations to tissue even when the articulation section is in an articulated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Foster B. Stulen, David A. Monroe, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Richard C. Smith, Ashvani K. Madan, Craig T. Davis, Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Chad P. Boudreaux, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Thomas C. Gallmeyer, Amy L. Benchek, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, Sean P. Conlon, John A. Hibner
  • Patent number: 9768959
    Abstract: Static security credentials are replaced by pseudonyms and session-specific passwords to increase security associated with user login attempts, and specifically to defeat keylogging attacks. For each login event, the system generates unique, session-specific credentials by randomly replacing characters within a given username and password. The random character generation ensures that system login attempts use different combinations of characters, thereby producing a new username and password for every user session. The client side of the system requires only the capability to display an image file, with specialized software/hardware limited to the server side, thereby facilitating the use of the system by a wide range of client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Acxiom Corporation
    Inventors: Gon Yi, William C. Smith, Connie Marie Ardwin
  • Publication number: 20160117510
    Abstract: Static security credentials are replaced by pseudonyms and session-specific passwords to increase security associated with user login attempts, and specifically to defeat keylogging attacks. For each login event, the system generates unique, session-specific credentials by randomly replacing characters within a given username and password. The random character generation ensures that system login attempts use different combinations of characters, thereby producing a new username and password for every user session. The client side of the system requires only the capability to display an image file, with specialized software/hardware limited to the server side, thereby facilitating the use of the system by a wide range of client devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Gon Yi, William C. Smith, Connie Marie Ardwin
  • Publication number: 20160107185
    Abstract: An attachment for a spraying device which permits spraying to be performed in small spaces and has both bendable and retractable features is provided. An inverted L-shaped portion has a top side and a bottom side. The bottom side is connected to a vacuum hose. The top side is attached to a bendable top hose which includes an internal bendable coaxial tubing which terminates at a nozzle. A removable support engages the nozzle at the end of the top hose. The rear of the coaxial tubing includes an attachment to the spraying device. The top hose and support permit the spraying attachment to spray hard to reach areas. The nozzle support is removable, permitting the top hose to be retracted about the coaxial tubing, freeing the nozzle to access even harder to reach areas. The attachment can evacuate any spray particulates which do not affix to the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventor: William C. Smith
  • Patent number: 9308539
    Abstract: An attachment to be employed with any spray device is disclosed. The attachment includes four vanes which are radially attached to an air hub with a central aperture, the central aperture adapted to receive the front portion of the spray device therethrough which when activated dispenses an atomizable substance in a pattern toward a workpiece. At the distal end of each of the four vanes, the vane is angled forward such that it generally points toward the workpiece. At the terminal end of each vane is a plurality of compressed air exit apertures. A compressed air source is attached to the air hub which guides the air through air conduits interiorly disposed within each of the vanes, where the compressed air is forced to exit each of the compressed air exit apertures forming an a second pattern which surrounds the atomizable substance pattern, and further boosts or pushes the atomizable substance onto the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: William C. Smith
  • Patent number: 9308543
    Abstract: An attachment for a spraying device which permits spraying to be performed in small spaces and has both bendable and retractable features is provided. An inverted L-shaped portion has a top side and a bottom side. The bottom side is connected to a vacuum hose. The top side is attached to a bendable top hose which includes an internal bendable coaxial tubing which terminates at a nozzle. A removable support engages the nozzle at the end of the top hose. The rear of the coaxial tubing includes an attachment to the spraying device. The top hose and support permit the spraying attachment to spray hard to reach areas. The nozzle support is removable, permitting the top hose to be retracted about the coaxial tubing, freeing the nozzle to access even harder to reach areas. The attachment can evacuate any spray particulates which do not affix to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: William C. Smith
  • Patent number: 9259024
    Abstract: Compositions and methods relating to high caloric enteral formulations are disclosed herein. The invention provides a dietary composition comprising hydrolyzed soy protein and having a low viscosity and acceptable shelf life. Methods of using the dietary compositions of the invention are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: SOLAE LLC
    Inventors: Yadilka Maldonado, William C. Smith, Minhthy Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20150272170
    Abstract: A foaming agent comprising an amount of soy whey protein is disclosed herein, the soy whey protein having been isolated from processing streams. The foaming agent is especially suitable for producing a food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Zebin Wang, Yeun S. Gu, William C. Smith, John A. Brown, Finn Madsen, Finn Hjort Christensen
  • Publication number: 20150231650
    Abstract: An attachment to be employed with any spray device is disclosed. The attachment includes four vanes which are radially attached to an air hub with a central aperture, the central aperture adapted to receive the front portion of the spray device therethrough which when activated dispenses an atomizable substance in a pattern toward a workpiece. At the distal end of each of the four vanes, the vane is angled forward such that it generally points toward the workpiece. At the terminal end of each vane is a plurality of compressed air exit apertures. A compressed air source is attached to the air hub which guides the air through air conduits interiorly disposed within each of the vanes, where the compressed air is forced to exit each of the compressed air exit apertures forming an a second pattern which surrounds the atomizable substance pattern, and further boosts or pushes the atomizable substance onto the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventor: William C. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150223498
    Abstract: An emulsifying agent comprising an amount of soy whey protein is disclosed herein, the soy whey protein having been isolated from processing streams. The emulsifying agent is especially suitable for producing a food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Yeun S. Gu, Zebin Wang, William C. Smith, John A. Brown
  • Patent number: 9038926
    Abstract: An attachment to be employed with any spray device is disclosed. The attachment includes four vanes which are radially attached to an air hub with a central aperture, the central aperture adapted to receive the front portion of the spray device therethrough which when activated dispenses an atomizable substance in a pattern toward a workpiece. At the distal end of each of the four vanes, the vane is angled forward such that it generally points toward the workpiece. At the terminal end of each vane is a plurality of compressed air exit apertures. A compressed air source is attached to the air hub which guides the air through air conduits interiorly disposed within each of the vanes, where the compressed air is forced to exit each of the compressed air exit apertures forming an a second pattern which surrounds the atomizable substance pattern, and further boosts or pushes the atomizable substance onto the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: William C. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150097060
    Abstract: An attachment to be employed with any spray device is disclosed. The attachment includes four vanes which are radially attached to an air hub with a central aperture, the central aperture adapted to receive the front portion of the spray device therethrough which when activated dispenses an atomizable substance in a pattern toward a workpiece. At the distal end of each of the four vanes, the vane is angled forward such that it generally points toward the workpiece. At the terminal end of each vane is a plurality of compressed air exit apertures. A compressed air source is attached to the air hub which guides the air through air conduits interiorly disposed within each of the vanes, where the compressed air is forced to exit each of the compressed air exit apertures forming an a second pattern which surrounds the atomizable substance pattern, and further boosts or pushes the atomizable substance onto the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: William C. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140141127
    Abstract: A beverage composition comprising soy whey proteins that have been isolated from processing streams, wherein the beverage composition is used to form a beverage product. A process for recovering and isolating soy whey proteins and other components from soy processing streams is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SOLAE LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Jincks, William C. Smith, John A. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140134316
    Abstract: A dessert composition comprising soy whey proteins that have been isolated from processing streams, wherein the dessert composition is used to form a dessert food product. A process for recovering and isolating soy whey proteins and other components from soy processing streams is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: SOLAE LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Jincks, William C. Smith, John A. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140127381
    Abstract: A liquid food composition comprising soy whey proteins that have been isolated from processing streams, wherein the food composition is used to form liquid food product. A process for recovering and isolating soy whey proteins and other components from soy processing streams is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: SOLAE LLC
    Inventors: John A. Brown, William C. Smith, Reecha Wadhwa, Michael A. Jincks