Patents by Inventor Adam L. Smith

Adam L. 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: 20200214705
    Abstract: A tissue clipping device and system, and method for clipping tissue are disclosed. The tissue clipping device includes a clip with clip arms that is slidably disposed within a channel of a lock tube. The clip is designed to move between an open configuration in which distal ends of the clip arms are separated from each other for receiving tissue therebetween, and a closed configuration in which the distal ends of the clip arms are closer to each other than in the open configuration for clipping the tissue received therebetween. The tissue clipping system further includes a delivery device for delivering and deploying the tissue clipping device. The delivery device is releasably coupled to the tissue clipping device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru YUASA, Yoshisane NAKAMURA, David Andrew DESMARAIS, Adam L SMITH, Amanda Kay WOODCOCK, Donald C. BAUMGARTEN
  • Patent number: 9573000
    Abstract: An applicator for providing HIFU therapy to a patient includes a HIFU transducer that is rotatably coupled to a frame. In one embodiment, the rotatable coupling is configured such that the HIFU transducer can be mechanically oriented to position a focal zone of the HIFU transducer at any desired location in a treatment volume radially outward from a longitudinal axis of the applicator while the HIFU transducer remains within a housing that is not more than a defined percentage (e.g., 50%) larger than the maximum diameter of the HIFU transducer. In one embodiment, the HIFU transducer is rotatably coupled to the frame with a ball and socket joint. In another embodiment, the HIFU transducer is rotatably coupled to the frame with an offset gimble assembly. A pair of linear actuators and drive shafts engage the HIFU transducer to orient HIFU transducer in a desired direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Mirabilis Medica Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan P. Albright, Roland Horth, John Murkowski, Troy Brown, Daniel B. Phillips, Gregory P. Darlington, Adam L. Smith, Scott C. Thielman, Blake R. Stancik
  • Patent number: 8955557
    Abstract: NuChain supply chain and disposal chain apparatus are created by NuPurposing containers and conditioning and transforming such containers from fluent material delivery containers into waste collection containers realizes operational efficiency. Novel structural features of waste collection systems allows bottle docking for the ingress of collection material into fluent material distribution containers as well as operation as a non-bottle docking waste collection system. The application moving canister and lid pillars closer together respectively operates to contain a force being drawn away from the collection system by sealing the system. The application moving other canister and lid pillars closer together operates to unseal the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Medindica-Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8956337
    Abstract: NuChain supply chain and disposal chain apparatus are created by NuPurposing containers, conditioning and transforming such containers from fluent material delivery containers into waste collection containers. Novel structural features of the waste collection systems allows bottle docking for the ingress of collection material into fluent material distribution containers as well as operation as a canister waste ingress collection system. The application of counter opposing forces on a canister and a lid operates in sealing and the unsealing and assembly and disassembly. A reduced pressure configured to be drawn away from said container inducing ingress of air into said container by a source of reduced pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Medindica-Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8939950
    Abstract: This application teaches a disposal chain and a supply chain system for sealing and unsealing a vacuum draw path embodying a thrust handle capable of imparting assembly and disassembly thrust forces said system conferring the potential of reducing the amount solid waste mass contributed to the waste stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Medindica-Pak, Inc
    Inventors: Jack Woodward Romano, Adam L Smith
  • Patent number: 8920396
    Abstract: NuChain supply chain and disposal chain apparatus are created by NuPurposing containers, conditioning and transforming such containers from fluent material delivery containers into waste collection containers. Novel structural features of the waste collection systems allows bottle docking for the ingress of collection material into fluent material distribution containers as well as operation as a canister waste ingress collection system. The application of counter opposing forces on a canister and a lid operates in sealing and the unsealing and assembly and disassembly. A reduced pressure configured to be drawn away from said container inducing ingress of air into said container by a source of reduced pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Medindica-Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8905984
    Abstract: This application teaches a disposal chain and a supply chain system for sealing and unsealing a vacuum draw path embodying a thrust handle capable of imparting assembly and disassembly thrust forces said system conferring the potential of reducing the amount solid waste mass contributed to the waste stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Medindica-Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Woodward Romano, Adam L Smith
  • Patent number: 8894625
    Abstract: This patent application teaches methods and apparatus of an efficient disposal chain system which includes a process of receiving fluid enclosing containers, transforming said containers into collection containers by integrating said containers into vacuum canister collection systems. Such a collection system includes a remote vacuum source configured to draw a vacuum force away from said container and towards said container. Such a vacuum source is configured to draw room air. Such a force is configured to draw waste materials along a path towards said collection container. A transformation of said containers includes deriving said containers from supply chains and transforming said containers into said collection systems at least in part by supporting said containers inside said canisters from below utilizing various configurations of measurement stands, said stands configured to support and accommodate various sizes, types and shapes of said containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Medindica-Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8888753
    Abstract: This patent application teaches methods and apparatus of an efficient disposal chain system which includes a process of receiving fluid enclosing containers, transforming said containers into collection containers by integrating said containers into vacuum canister collection systems. Such a collection system includes a remote vacuum source configured to draw a vacuum force away from said container and towards said container. Such a vacuum source is configured to draw room air. Such a force is configured to draw waste materials along a path towards said collection container. A transformation of said containers includes deriving said containers from supply chains and transforming said containers into said collection systems at least in part by supporting said containers inside said canisters from below utilizing various configurations of measurement stands, said stands configured to support and accommodate various sizes, types and shapes of said containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Medindica-Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140034190
    Abstract: NuChain supply chain and disposal chain apparatus are created by NuPurposing containers, conditioning and transforming such containers from fluent material delivery containers into waste collection containers. Novel structural features of the waste collection systems allows bottle docking for the ingress of collection material into fluent material distribution containers as well as operation as a canister waste ingress collection system. The application of counter opposing forces on a canister and a lid operates in sealing and the unsealing and assembly and disassembly. A reduced pressure configured to be drawn away from said container inducing ingress of air into said container by a source of reduced pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Medindica-Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140034189
    Abstract: NuChain supply chain and disposal chain apparatus are created by NuPurposing containers, conditioning and transforming such containers from fluent material delivery containers into waste collection containers. Novel structural features of the waste collection systems allows bottle docking for the ingress of collection material into fluent material distribution containers as well as operation as a canister waste ingress collection system. The application of counter opposing forces on a canister and a lid operates in sealing and the unsealing and assembly and disassembly. A reduced pressure configured to be drawn away from said container inducing ingress of air into said container by a source of reduced pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Jack W. Romano/Medindica-Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8540689
    Abstract: NuChain supply chain and disposal chain apparatus are created by NuPurposing containers, conditioning and transforming such containers from fluent material delivery containers into waste collection containers. Novel structural features of the waste collection systems allows bottle docking for the ingress of collection material into fluent material distribution containers as well as operation as a canister waste ingress collection system. The application of counter opposing forces on a canister and a lid operates in sealing and the unsealing and assembly and disassembly. A reduced pressure configured to be drawn away from said container inducing ingress of air into said container by a source of reduced pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Medindica-Pak, Inc
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8529533
    Abstract: This application teaches practical and cost effective methods and apparatus to enhance supply chain efficiency by transforming fluid enclosing supply delivery containers in to collection and disposal containers, and in particular, providing inter alia, a canister system having a lid which would couple to either a thread able supply container or a spike able supply container. This enables the user to select from a plurality of supply containers for the collection and removal of waste such as a threaded pour bottle type of supply container, or a spike able type of intravenous solution supply container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Medindica-Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8506540
    Abstract: This application teaches practical and cost effective methods and apparatus to enhance supply chain efficiency by transforming fluid enclosing supply delivery containers in to collection and disposal containers, and in particular, providing inter alia, a canister system having a lid which would couple to either a thread able supply container or a spike able supply container. This enables the user to select from a plurality of supply containers for the collection and removal of waste such as a threaded pour bottle type of supply container, or a spike able type of intravenous solution supply container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Medindica-Pak, Inc
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8353885
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for technique and cycling (Techni-cycling as herein defined) such that converting delivery supply containers (supplies) into waste and disposal receptacles is disclosed. More particularly, a container transformation comprising deriving a supply container from a health care delivery sequence and converting the container into a waste receptacle by connection to a vacuum/suction source and collection system reduces the amount of waste contributed to the waste stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Medindica-Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120130324
    Abstract: This application teaches practical and cost effective methods and apparatus to enhance supply chain efficiency by transforming fluid enclosing supply delivery containers in to collection and disposal containers, and in particular, providing inter alia, a canister system having a lid which would couple to either a thread able supply container or a spike able supply container. This enables the user to select from a plurality of supply containers for the collection and removal of waste such as a threaded pour bottle type of supply container, or a spike able type of intravenous solution supply container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120130328
    Abstract: This application teaches practical and cost effective methods and apparatus to enhance supply chain efficiency by transforming fluid enclosing supply delivery containers in to collection and disposal containers, and in particular, providing inter alia, a canister system having a lid which would couple to either a thread able supply container or a spike able supply container. This enables the user to select from a plurality of supply containers for the collection and removal of waste such as a threaded pour bottle type of supply container, or a spike able type of intravenous solution supply container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120109081
    Abstract: This patent application teaches methods and apparatus of an efficient disposal chain system which includes a process of receiving fluid enclosing containers, transforming said containers into collection containers by integrating said containers into vacuum canister collection systems. Such a collection system includes a remote vacuum source configured to draw a vacuum force away from said container and towards said container. Such a vacuum source is configured to draw room air. Such a force is configured to draw waste materials along a path towards said collection container. A transformation of said containers includes deriving said containers from supply chains and transforming said containers into said collection systems at least in part by supporting said containers inside said canisters from below utilizing various configurations of measurement stands, said stands configured to support and accommodate various sizes, types and shapes of said containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120109055
    Abstract: This patent application teaches methods and apparatus of an efficient disposal chain system which includes a process of receiving fluid enclosing containers, transforming said containers into collection containers by integrating said containers into vacuum canister collection systems. Such a collection system includes a remote vacuum source configured to draw a vacuum force away from said container and towards said container. Such a vacuum source is configured to draw room air. Such a force is configured to draw waste materials along a path towards said collection container. A transformation of said containers includes deriving said containers from supply chains and transforming said containers into said collection systems at least in part by supporting said containers inside said canisters from below utilizing various configurations of measurement stands, said stands configured to support and accommodate various sizes, types and shapes of said containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Jack W. Romano, Adam L. Smith
  • Patent number: D705338
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Contour, LLC
    Inventors: Evan Choltco-Devlin, Adam L. Smith, Christopher Alviar