Patents by Inventor William Smith

William 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: 20200300097
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cooling a blade tip for a turbine engine can include an blade, such as a cooled turbine blade, having a tip rail extending beyond a tip wall enclosing an interior for the blade at the tip. A plurality of film-holes can be provided in the tip rail. A flow of cooling fluid can be provided through the film-holes from the interior of the blade to cool the tip of the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Earl Dyson, Nicholas William Rathay, Brendon James Leary, Gregory Terrence Garay, Gustavo Adolfo Ledezma, David Wayne Weber, Aaron Ezekiel Smith
  • Publication number: 20200302344
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically joining a conference, in which a user is able to make use of a conference room or other shared resource site to be promptly auto-connected to an upcoming meeting event. The user can provide security credentials to log-into the system, and the system can access the user's calendar and automatically connect the user with their next scheduled meeting from a selected conference room or other shared resource site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Aaron JUST, Brian SMITH, William Charles THOMPSON, Robert Holt DEUPREE, JR., Zorba John MANOLOPOULOS
  • Publication number: 20200304850
    Abstract: Techniques, systems, and methods are disclosed to generate messaging to view content on media devices based on predictive factors. Information may be received to trigger one or more predictive factors and then generate a candidate set of offers to view content at a media device based on the information. Based on the one or more predictive factors, confidence values may be determined for each offer in the candidate set of offers. The candidate set of offers may be ranked based on the associated confidence values. Subsequently, presentation of at least one offer of the candidate set of offers may be caused to display in a user interface screen on the media device based on the ranking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Pratik Hasmukh Patel, David Stuart Luks, Thomas William Becker, Bryan Stephen Scappini, Doug Mittendorf, Richard Lee, Kevin P. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200290200
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, the invention provides an end effector for use with a programmable motion device. The end effector includes a pair of mutually opposing surfaces, at least one of the pair of mutually opposing surfaces being movable with respect to an end effector support structure for supporting the at least one of the pair of mutually opposing surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200288872
    Abstract: A seating arrangement includes an upwardly-extending back arrangement movable between upright and reclined positions, and a seat arrangement that includes a first link member extending horizontally and having forward and rearward portions, a second link member spaced from the first link member, a third link member coupled to the first and second link members and substantially flexible along a majority of a length thereof, and a fourth link member operably coupled to the first and second link members, the fourth link member being substantially rigid along a majority of a length thereof, wherein the link members cooperate to form a four-bar linkage assembly, and wherein the seat arrangement moves in a rearward direction as the back arrangement is moved between the upright position and the reclined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: James Ludwig, Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt Heidmann, Bruce Michael Smith, Mark Spoelhof
  • Publication number: 20200291335
    Abstract: A concentrate aqueous composition for removing Type I and Type III rouge from various stainless-steel items. The liquid composition comprises oxalic acid, a phosphonic acid, and various amines. The use of an amine has been found to provide synergistic results in removal of the noted types of corrosion from various stainless-steel items that include medical instruments, machines, equipment, pipes, tools, mixing and storage vessels, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas William SMITH, Nancy-Hope Elizabeth KAISER, Kathleen Ann FIX
  • Publication number: 20200289723
    Abstract: Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes a pump assembly, canister, and a wound dressing configured to be positioned over a wound. The pump assembly, canister, and the wound dressing can be fluidically connected to facilitate delivery of negative pressure to a wound. The pump assembly can present graphical user interface screens for controlling and monitoring delivery of negative pressure. The system can be configured to efficiently deliver negative pressure and to detect and indicate presence of certain conditions, such as low pressure, high pressure, leak, canister full, and the like. Monitoring and detection of operating condition can be performed by measuring one or more operational parameters, such as pressure, flow rate, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: William W. Gregory, William Joseph Jaecklein, Kathryn Ann Leigh, Paul N. Minor, Michael Mosholder, Felix C. Quintanar, John P. Racette, Christopher Rouseff, Matthew Smith, W. Len Smith, John Wyatt
  • Publication number: 20200293867
    Abstract: A distributed deep neural net (DNN) utilizing a distributed, tile-based architecture includes multiple chips, each with a central processing element, a global memory buffer, and a plurality of additional processing elements. Each additional processing element includes a weight buffer, an activation buffer, and vector multiply-accumulate units to combine, in parallel, the weight values and the activation values using stationary data flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Yakun Shao, Rangharajan Venkatesan, Miaorong Wang, Daniel Smith, William James Dally, Joel Emer, Stephen W. Keckler, Brucek Khailany
  • Patent number: 10772741
    Abstract: A prosthetic foot is provided with a forefoot spring, a heel spring and a base spring. The base spring is connected to the heel spring and to the forefoot spring. The base spring has receiving means for the forefoot spring and the heel spring, into which receiving means the heel spring and the forefoot spring can be inserted. The heel spring is connected to the forefoot spring via a coupling element, and the coupling element extends forwards along the forefoot spring at least via one portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OTTOBOCK SE & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Jeff Friesen, Nathan A. Williams, Justin R. Smith, Kelli D. Oborn
  • Patent number: 10768047
    Abstract: A multispectral sensor device may include a sensor array comprising a plurality of channels and one or more processors to determine that a time-sensitive measurement is to be performed, wherein the time-sensitive measurement is to be performed using data collected by one or more channels of the plurality of channels; cause the data to be collected by a proper subset of channels, of the plurality of channels, wherein the proper subset of channels includes the one or more channels; and determine the time-sensitive measurement based on the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Houck, Valton Smith
  • Patent number: 10765142
    Abstract: A melt-blown fabric for pouching smokeless tobacco or a smokeless tobacco substitute can include melt-blown polymer fibers. The fabric can have a basis weight of less than 30 gsm and a tensile strength of at least 4 mJ in at least one predetermined direction. Method of making the fabric can include melt-blowing a polymeric material against a support surface and bonding the fibers or arranging them in a predetermined orientation. Pouched smokeless tobacco or tobacco substitute products including the fabrics provided herein can provide desirable flavor and tactile experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Nathan Carroll, Shannon Maxwell Black, Yan Helen Sun, William J. Burke, Christopher Joseph DiNovi, David Phillips, Jason Andrew Macko, Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 10765260
    Abstract: A food preparation appliance has a base, a blade member rotatable in a direction of rotation, and a container with a closed bottom, an open top and a tubular sidewall together defining an interior space of the container. The top of the container is configured for releasable connection with the base, with the blade member disposed within the interior space of the container. The sidewall has a rib projecting inward of the interior space of the container and extending lengthwise along at least a portion of the sidewall from the top of the container toward the bottom of the container. The rib has, in the direction of rotation of the blade member, a peak defined as the shortest transverse dimension measured from the center of the container to the sidewall at a respective height along the portion of the sidewall having the rib, the rib being asymmetric in transverse cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Kroy Everett Nernberger, Jacob Daniel Smith, David William Everett
  • Publication number: 20200277049
    Abstract: A tail rotor assembly coupled to a tailboom of a helicopter includes a tail rotor gearbox having top, bottom and aft sides and a shroud surrounding the tail rotor gearbox. The shroud includes a shroud airframe having top and bottom portions. The tail rotor assembly includes a tail rotor gearbox support assembly configured to support the tail rotor gearbox within the shroud. The tail rotor gearbox support assembly includes a support column coupling the aft side of the tail rotor gearbox between the top and bottom portions of the shroud airframe, an upper support crossbar coupling the top side of the tail rotor gearbox between the support column and the tailboom airframe and a lower support crossbar coupling the bottom side of the tail rotor gearbox between the support column and the tailboom airframe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: James Everett Kooiman, Jeffrey Matthew Williams, Clegg Benjamin Brian Smith, Michael Edwin Rinehart
  • Publication number: 20200274112
    Abstract: This disclosure details exemplary barrier seal assemblies for sealing vehicle electrical housings. The vehicle electrical housings may include any electrical housing utilized within a vehicle, including but not limited to battery pack housings and electrical connector assemblies. An exemplary barrier seal assembly may include a primary seal, a barrier seal, and a carrier that extends between the primary seal and the barrier seal. The barrier seal assembly is configured to reduce the ingress of corrosion inducing substances into an interior of vehicle electrical housings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Samuel Jeffrey Tomlinson, Thomas Edward Smith, Christopher William Coyne
  • Publication number: 20200268989
    Abstract: A smoke evacuator system includes a regulator device configured for coupling to a vacuum source for evacuating smoke from a laparoscopic field within the body of a patient. The regulator device is pneumatic-operated and configured to continuously monitor pressure of insufflation gas within the laparoscopic field and to automatically apply suction from the vacuum source to the laparoscopic field when the pressure monitored reaches a preset level, whereupon smoke within the laparoscopic field is evacuated from the laparoscopic field. In one embodiment the smoke is evacuated via a conventional trocar. In another embodiment, where the laparoscopic field is confined, the smoke is evacuated by means of a smoke probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Trevor Smith, Michael Reed Vennel, William Charles Dackis
  • Patent number: 10753207
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cooling an airfoil tip for a turbine engine can include a blade, such as a cooled turbine blade, having a tip rail extending beyond a tip wall (94) enclosing an interior for the airfoil at the tip. A plurality of film-holes can be provided in the tip rail. A flow of cooling fluid can be provided through the film-holes from the interior of the airfoil to cool the tip of the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nicholas William Rathay, Thomas Earl Dyson, Brendon James Leary, Gregory Terrence Garay, Gustavo Adolfo Ledezma, David Wayne Weber, Aaron Ezekiel Smith
  • Publication number: 20200267468
    Abstract: A proximity detecting headphone device is provided, with a proximity sensor, plurality of output devices, data store having predetermined heat signatures, and a control circuit communicatively coupled to the proximity sensor, output device, and data store. The control circuit is configured to: capture, via the proximity sensor, proximity data within a threshold distance of the proximity detecting headphone device; determine, using the proximity data, a presence of a person within the threshold distance; generate an audio notification when the presence of the person within the threshold distance is determined; and transmit, via the plurality of output devices, the audio notification. The proximity detecting headphone device communicates with a computing device. The proximity sensor comprises a laser rangefinder that captures time-of-flight data. The predetermined heat signatures comprise the heat signatures of vehicles and persons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Patricia Williams Smith, Neva Thompson, Carl Edward Williams, Kelvin DeWayne King
  • Publication number: 20200265201
    Abstract: A space efficient automated processing system for processing objects is disclosed. The processing system includes an input conveyance system for moving objects from an input area in at least an input conveyance vector that includes an input conveyance horizontal direction component and an input conveyance vertical direction component, a perception system for receiving objects from the input conveyance system and for providing perception data regarding an object, a primary transport system for receiving the object from the perception system and for providing transport of the object along at least a primary transport vector including an primary transport horizontal component and a primary transport vertical component that is generally opposite the input conveyance horizontal direction component, and at least two secondary transport systems, each of which receives the object from the primary transport system and moves the object in either of reciprocal directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Victoria Hinchey, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: D893873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BILIO LLC
    Inventors: Harry William Smith, IV, Carolina Isabel Rodriguez, Philip Isaac Oaks, Nicholas Andrew Smith, Zachary Michael Goldberg-Poch
  • Patent number: D895583
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Jonathan Smith, Michael Alan Diamond, Soren Christian Pedersen, Timothy William Balgemann, John Matthew Miller, Ryan Jerold Perkofski