Patents by Inventor William M. Smith

William M. 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: 11154247
    Abstract: Some embodiments of pacing systems employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy. The wireless electrode assemblies may wirelessly receive energy via an inductive coupling so as to provide electrical stimulation to the surrounding heart tissue. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assembly may include one or more biased tines that shift from a first position to a second position to secure the wireless electrode assembly into the inner wall of the heart chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: William J. Drasler, Michael J. Pikus, Roger Hastings, Scott R. Smith, Daniel M. Lafontaine, Douglas R. Saholt, Graig L. Kveen, Martin R. Willard
  • Publication number: 20210326606
    Abstract: A control system for positioning a marker over a pre-existing roadway surface mark. The control system has one or more imagers having a field of view for imaging an area of roadway mark surface encompassing the roadway mark and a computer having a machine learning network to process the roadway mark image and position the marker over the pre-existing roadway mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Limn Tech LLC
    Inventors: Douglas D. Dolinar, William R. Haller, Charles R. Drazba, Matt W. Smith, Kyle J. Leonard, Eric M. Stahl
  • Patent number: 11150357
    Abstract: A distributed navigation system architecture includes a plurality of navigation platforms, each having a universal navigation processor configured to communicate with other universal navigation processors, one or more relative navigation systems configured to provide source information to the navigation platforms, an anchor navigation node disposed on one or more of the plurality of navigation platforms in order to form one or more anchor navigation platforms, the anchor navigation node, including an inertial navigation system, a clock, and one or more absolute navigation systems, configured to determine navigation information based on the inertial navigation system, the clock, the one or more absolute navigation systems and optionally the source information, the one or more anchor navigation platforms providing the navigation information to the other navigation platforms, and a navigation processor system in communication with each of the universal navigation processors in order to provide operating informat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka J. Laine, Benjamin F. Lane, William W. Whitacre, Robin Mark Adrian Dawson, Joseph M. Kinast, Cort Nolan Johnson, Gregory P. Blasche, Michael A. Aucoin, Jeffrey D. Jungemann, Peter A. Lewis, Stephen P. Smith
  • Patent number: 11148114
    Abstract: A composite material for gas capture, notably CO2 capture and storage. The composite material includes a mixture of a solid or liquid reactive filler and a gas-permeable polymer such that the reactive filler forms micron-scale domains in the polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Du T. Nguyen, Roger D. Aines, Sarah E. Baker, William L. Bourcier, Eric B. Duoss, James S. Oakdale, Megan M. Smith, William L. Smith, Joshuah K. Stolaroff, Congwang Ye
  • Publication number: 20210284892
    Abstract: A composition includes a perfluorinated propenylamine represented by the following general formula (1): Each occurrence of Rf1 and Rf2 is: (i) independently a linear or branched perfluoroalkyl group having 1-8 carbon atoms and optionally comprises one or more catenated heteroatoms; or (ii) bonded together to form a ring structure having 4-8 carbon atoms and that optionally comprises one or more catenated heteroatoms. At least 60 wt. % of the perfluorinated propenylamine is in the form of the E isomer, based on the total weight of the perfluorinated propenylamine in the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: William M. Lamanna, Michael J. Bulinski, Sean M. Smith, Alexandre R. Monteil, Michael G. Costello, John G. Owens
  • Patent number: 11116828
    Abstract: The invention is related to multivalent immunogenic compositions comprising more than one S. pneumoniae polysaccharide protein conjugates, wherein each of the conjugates comprises a polysaccharide from an S. pneumoniae serotype conjugated to a carrier protein, wherein the serotypes of S. pneumoniae are as defined herein. In some embodiments, at least one of the polysaccharide protein conjugates is formed by a conjugation reaction comprising an aprotic solvent. In further embodiments, each of the polysaccharide protein conjugates is formed by a conjugation reaction comprising an aprotic solvent. Also provided are methods for inducing a protective immune response in a human patient comprising administering the multivalent immunogenic compositions of the invention to the patient. The multivalent immunogenic compositions are useful for providing protection against S. pneumoniae infection and diseases caused by S. pneumoniae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: William J. Smith, Patrick McHugh, Michael Albert Winters, Julie M. Skinner, Jian He, Luwy Musey, Chitrananda Abeygunawardana, Yadong Adam Cui, Michael J. Kosinski
  • Patent number: 11103199
    Abstract: A method of conducting a multi-pass dynamic positron emission tomography (PET) scans using continuous bed motion (CBM) mode is disclosed where the method involves acquiring PET sinogram data using CBM mode as the patient bed is moving in a first direction; acquiring PET sonogram data using CBM mode as the patient bed is moving in a second direction that is opposite from the first direction; and reconstructing 3-D PET image from the acquired PET sonogram data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jicun Hu, Vladimir Y. Panin, Anne M. Smith, William Curtis Howe, Vijay Shah, Frank Kehren, Michael E. Casey, Matthew Baker, Bernard Bendriem
  • Publication number: 20210133263
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an improved Internet search engine are provided. According to one embodiment, a search request includes (i) one or more initial constraints to constrain a search of real-time Internet content to a domain name space and (ii) one or more user-specified search terms or phrases. A subset of potential outcomes is provided as feedback to a user by generating a search query to be applied to the content within the domain name space by: (i) identifying company records matching the initial constraint(s) and satisfying one or more sampling criteria by searching a company database; and (ii) incorporating into the search query: (a) domain names of matching company records; and (b) the user-specified search terms or phrases. The subset of potential outcomes are then displayed to the user by performing a limited search of the real-time Internet content based on the structured search query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Onemata Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley D. Brown, Michael G. George, JR., William M. Smith, Michael G. Higgins, Brittney Dougherty, Allison Heimlich
  • Patent number: 10891341
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an improved Internet search engine are provided. According to one embodiment, a search request is received from an end user via a browser based interface. The search request includes (i) initial constraint(s) to be used by the Internet search engine to constrain a search of real-time Internet content and (ii) user-specified search terms. A structured search query is generated based on company records of a company database matching the initial constraint(s). The search of real-time Internet content is performed and search results are returned by, for each web site domain specified in the structured search query, applying the search term(s) to a predetermined number of web pages for the domain. The search results, including a list of companies associated with the search results, is locally stored and presented to the end user. Interactive filtering and/or ranking of the locally stored search results is then facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Onemata Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley D. Brown, Michael G. George, Jr., William M. Smith, Michael G. Higgins, Brittney Dougherty, Allison Heimlich
  • Publication number: 20200320150
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an improved Internet search engine are provided. According to one embodiment, a search request is received from an end user via a browser based interface. The search request includes (i) initial constraint(s) to be used by the Internet search engine to constrain a search of real-time Internet content and (ii) user-specified search terms. A structured search query is generated based on company records of a company database matching the initial constraint(s). The search of real-time Internet content is performed and search results are returned by, for each web site domain specified in the structured search query, applying the search term(s) to a predetermined number of web pages for the domain. The search results, including a list of companies associated with the search results, is locally stored and presented to the end user. Interactive filtering and/or ranking of the locally stored search results is then facilitated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Onemata Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley D. Brown, Michael G. George, Jr., William M. Smith, Michael G. Higgins, Brittney Dougherty, Allison Heimlich
  • Patent number: 10505852
    Abstract: For handling data being communicated over lossless Ethernet that is sensitive to delays, a processor designates data being transmitted over an Ethernet connection as one of low latency data and standard data. The processor further indicates that a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) device supports transmission of the low latency data using a type length value (TLV) of a data center bridging capability exchange protocol (DCBX) as of Aug. 10, 2010. The processor transmits the low latency data and indicating that the low latency data being transmitted is low latency data. The processor detects one or more delays in the transmission of the low latency data. The processor issues a flow control command to pause a port from sending frames to the Ethernet for a given amount of time in response to detecting the one or more delays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Louie A. Dickens, Roger G. Hathorn, Richard Hutzler, William M. Smith, Jr., Michael E. Starling, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Publication number: 20180069799
    Abstract: For handling data being communicated over lossless Ethernet that is sensitive to delays, a processor designates data being transmitted over an Ethernet connection as one of low latency data and standard data. The processor further indicates that a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) device supports transmission of the low latency data using a type length value (TLV) of a data center bridging capability exchange protocol (DCBX) as of Aug. 10, 2010. The processor transmits the low latency data and indicating that the low latency data being transmitted is low latency data. The processor detects one or more delays in the transmission of the low latency data. The processor issues a flow control command to pause a port from sending frames to the Ethernet for a given amount of time in response to detecting the one or more delays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Louie A. Dickens, Roger G. Hathorn, Richard Hutzler, William M. Smith, JR., Michael E. Starling, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 9843524
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for handling data being communicated over lossless Ethernet that is sensitive to delays. Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is one example of an environment where data may be subject to unacceptable delays. The method involves designating certain data as low latency data that is sensitive to delays in transmission. The low latency data is then transmitted in such a manner that the receiving devices are aware that they are receiving low latency data. If a delay in the transmission of low latency is detected, commands are issued that pause or slow standard data in order to free up bandwidth for the low latency data. The commands may be, for example, backward congestion notifications and priority flow control. Low latency data is exempted from backward congestion notifications and priority flow control. Priority 7 priority group 15 may be reserved exclusively for low latency data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Louie A. Dickens, Roger G. Hathorn, Richard Hutzler, William M. Smith, Jr., Michael E. Starling, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 9793519
    Abstract: Polymer-fused batteries are provided. The battery includes a casing, an anode coupled to the casing, an electrical source disposed between the casing and the anode, and a fuse. The polymer fuse comprises an electrically-conductive material formulated to decompose upon contact with a bodily fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard A. Dipietro, Thomas J Fleischman, Richard Hutzler, Keith B. Maddern, William M. Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9715206
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to end-of-life determination for a print cartridge. For example, a print cartridge according to the present disclosure, may include a plurality of consumable components. Each of the plurality of consumable components may have an associated sensor to monitor use of the respective consumable component. The print cartridge may further include a memory including instructions executable by a processor to, for each of the plurality of consumable components, receive a past use value quantifying an amount and type of use of the respective consumable component, determine an end-of-life value for the respective consumable component using the past use value and a predetermined tuning factor for the respective consumable component, and determine an end-of-life value for the print cartridge based on the plurality of end-of-life values for the plurality of consumable components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Harold Luke, Michael Clinton Allyn, William M. Smith, Adam Michael Cole, Jack Smith
  • Publication number: 20150349321
    Abstract: Polymer-fused batteries are provided. The battery includes a casing, an anode coupled to the casing, an electrical source disposed between the casing and the anode, and a fuse. The polymer fuse comprises an electrically-conductive material formulated to decompose upon contact with a bodily fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard A. DIPIETRO, Thomas J. FLEISCHMAN, Richard HUTZLER, Keith B. MADDERN, William M. SMITH, JR.
  • Patent number: 9117354
    Abstract: A lock for securing an electronic device includes a tamper module and a destruction module. The tamper module determines whether a component of the lock has been compromised. The tamper module may determine whether a cable securing the electronic device has been cut. If the tamper module determines that a lock component has been compromised, a destruction module may destroy an enabling component that enables the electronic device to operate. The destruction module may destroy a transmitter in the lock that communicates an authentication code if the electronic device will not function without the authentication code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Hutzler, William M. Smith, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150236964
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for handling data being communicated over lossless Ethernet that is sensitive to delays. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is one example of an environment where data may be subject to unacceptable delays. The method involves designating certain data as low latency data that is sensitive to delays in transmission. The low latency data is then transmitted in such a manner that the receiving devices are aware that they are receiving low latency data. If a delay in the transmission of low latency is detected, commands are issued that pause or slow standard data in order to free up bandwidth for the low latency data. The commands may be, for example, backward congestion notifications and priority flow control. Low latency data is exempted from backward congestion notifications and priority flow control. Priority 7 priority group 15 may be reserved exclusively for low latency data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Louie A. Dickens, Roger G. Hathorn, Richard Hutzler, William M. Smith, JR., Michael E. Starling, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 9065760
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for handling data being communicated over lossless Ethernet that is sensitive to delays. Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is one example of an environment where data may be subject to unacceptable delays. The method involves designating certain data as low latency data that is sensitive to delays in transmission. The low latency data is then transmitted in such a manner that the receiving devices are aware that they are receiving low latency data. If a delay in the transmission of low latency is detected, commands are issued that pause or slow standard data in order to free up bandwidth for the low latency data. The commands may be, for example, backward congestion notifications and priority flow control. Low latency data is exempted from backward congestion notifications and priority flow control. Priority 7 priority group 15 may be reserved exclusively for low latency data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Louie A. Dickens, Roger G. Hathorn, Richard Hutzler, William M Smith, Jr., Michael E. Starling, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 8915971
    Abstract: A lock and modular system for securing an electronic device. The system includes a device security module that couples to an electronic device and secures the electronic device to its location. A monitor module ensures that the device security module is coupled to the electronic device before a data security module allows the electronic device to operate. The monitor module may also require that the device security module be recognized before the electronic device will operate. If the device security module is coupled and recognized, the user is prompted to provide an encryption key. If the key is correct, the electronic device will operate. The user may have a limited number of attempts to provide the encryption key. If the user makes too many attempts, the electronic device is disabled and the data thereon destroyed. If the device security module is uncoupled during operation, the electronic device is shut down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Hutzler, William M. Smith, Jr.