Patents by Inventor Barry L. Smith

Barry 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).

  • Patent number: 10926099
    Abstract: A defibrillator system optimizes the timing and manner of applying a defibrillator charge to a patient based upon data provided to the defibrillator from a utility module or one or more external devices. A parameter module on the utility module provides the defibrillator with patient parameter information. Devices external to the utility module may provide the utility module with coaching data that the utility module may pass through to the defibrillator as a proxy to the external devices. The utility module may also provide external devices with patient data that the utility module may pass through to the external devices as a proxy to the defibrillator on a scheduled or other basis. The utility module may additionally provide a reserve of power to enable defibrillators to be used where power is unavailable and to enable defibrillators to deliver multiple charges more readily anywhere, anytime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: David Dean Aoyama, Ryan William Apperson, Matthew Lawrence Bielstein, Barry D. Curtin, Mina Lim, Neil G. McIlvaine, E. Thomas McKay, Randy L. Merry, Ken Peterson, Mitchell Allen Smith
  • Patent number: 10921537
    Abstract: An optical communication subassembly includes one or more optoelectronic devices, one or more optical elements, and a transceiver light coupling unit. Each optical element is configured to change a divergence of the outgoing light relative to a divergence of the incoming light and is spaced apart from and optically aligned with a corresponding optoelectronic device. The transceiver light coupling unit has a mating surface configured for mating with a connector light coupling unit attached to an optical waveguide. A mating direction of the optical light coupling unit forms an angle with the mating surface of the transceiver light coupling unit such that when the connector light coupling unit mates with the transceiver light coupling unit, the angle between the mating direction of the connector light coupling unit and the mating surface of the transceiver light coupling unit causes the optical waveguide to bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Terry L. Smith, Barry J. Koch, Michael A. Haase, Alexander R. Mathews
  • Patent number: 10869735
    Abstract: Provided herein is an illuminated microsurgical instrument system and an illuminated microsurgical instrument. In one implementation, the system includes a microsurgical instrument having a distally projecting tubular member arranged to perform a medical procedure at an interventional site. The tubular member has a distal tip and an outer surface, the outer surface having a flat surface formed therein. The instrument includes a sheath member surrounding a portion of the tubular member and extending toward the distal tip of the tubular member and an optical fiber extending along a length of the flat surface between the tubular member and the sheath member. The instrument may further include a slack chamber, collar structure, and fiber guard member to support and guide the optical fiber to the distal tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Chenguang Diao, Mark Harrison Farley, Brian William McDonell, Alireza Mirsepassi, Michael J. Papac, Kambiz Parto, Ronald T. Smith, Barry L. Wheatley
  • Publication number: 20200379164
    Abstract: An optical system including first and second optical elements for guiding light therein. For each optical element, the propagating light enters or exits the optical element through a coupling surface of the optical element. The coupling surfaces of the optical elements face, and align with, each other so that light propagating in one of the optical elements exits the optical element through the coupling surface of the optical element and enters the other optical element through the coupling surface of the other optical element. The coupling surfaces are separated from each other and define a region therebetween. The region is filled with a coolant, the coolant substantially surrounding at least one of the first and second optical elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: William J. Clatanoff, Daniel J. Treadwell, Phillip E. Tuma, Terry L. Smith, Donald K. Larson, Barry J. Koch
  • Publication number: 20200271876
    Abstract: An optical communication subassembly includes one or more optoelectronic devices, one or more optical elements, and a transceiver light coupling unit. Each optical element is configured to change a divergence of the outgoing light relative to a divergence of the incoming light and is spaced apart from and optically aligned with a corresponding optoelectronic device. The transceiver light coupling unit has a mating surface configured for mating with a connector light coupling unit attached to an optical waveguide. A mating direction of the optical light coupling unit forms an angle with the mating surface of the transceiver light coupling unit such that when the connector light coupling unit mates with the transceiver light coupling unit, the angle between the mating direction of the connector light coupling unit and the mating surface of the transceiver light coupling unit causes the optical waveguide to bend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Terry L. Smith, Barry J. Koch, Michael A. Haase, Alexander R. Mathews
  • Publication number: 20200225421
    Abstract: A connector is disclosed that includes a housing and first and second attachment areas located in the housing and spaced apart from each other along the mating direction of the connector. The second, but not the first, attachment area is designed to move relative to the housing. The connector further includes an optical waveguide that is permanently attached to, and under a first bending force between, the first and second attachment areas. The connector also includes a light coupling unit located in the housing for receiving light from the optical waveguide and transmitting the received light to a mating connector along a direction different than the mating direction of the connector. The mating of the connector to the mating connector causes the optical waveguide to be under a greater second bending force between the first and second attachment areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. Haase, Terry L. Smith, Barry J. Koch, Ding Wang, Alexander R. Mathews
  • Patent number: 10690870
    Abstract: An optical communication subassembly includes one or more optoelectronic devices, one or more optical elements, and a transceiver light coupling unit. Each optical element is configured to change a divergence of the outgoing light relative to a divergence of the incoming light and is spaced apart from and optically aligned with a corresponding optoelectronic device. The transceiver light coupling unit has a mating surface configured for mating with a connector light coupling unit attached to an optical waveguide. A mating direction of the optical light coupling unit forms an angle with the mating surface of the transceiver light coupling unit such that when the connector light coupling unit mates with the transceiver light coupling unit, the angle between the mating direction of the connector light coupling unit and the mating surface of the transceiver light coupling unit causes the optical waveguide to bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Terry L. Smith, Barry J. Koch, Michael A. Haase, Alexander R. Mathews
  • Publication number: 20200152496
    Abstract: A substrate container (1100) includes a shell (1105) defining an opening and a door (1505) for selectively sealing the opening. A cantilevered support tray (1120) supports a substrate (1115) within the shell (1105). The support tray (1120) includes a support collar (1300) for coupling the support tray (1120) to a support post (1215) such that the support tray (1120) is cantilevered from the support post (1215).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Gary Gallagher, Matthew A. Fuller, Mark V. Smith, Barry Gregerson, Michael L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200142134
    Abstract: An optical connector includes a first attachment area for receiving and permanently attaching to an optical waveguide. A light coupling unit is disposed and configured to move translationally and not rotationally within the housing of the connector. The light coupling unit includes a second attachment area for receiving and permanently attaching to an optical waveguide received and permanently attached at the first attachment area. The light coupling unit also includes light redirecting surface. The light redirecting surface is configured such that when an optical waveguide is received and permanently attached at the first and second attachment areas, the light redirecting surface receives and redirects light from the optical waveguide. The optical waveguide limits, but does not prevent, a movement of the light coupling unit within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Terry L. Smith, Barry S. Carpenter, Takayuki Hayauchi
  • Patent number: 10641969
    Abstract: A connector is disclosed that includes a housing and first and second attachment areas located in the housing and spaced apart from each other along the mating direction of the connector. The second, but not the first, attachment area is designed to move relative to the housing. The connector further includes an optical waveguide that is permanently attached to, and under a first bending force between, the first and second attachment areas. The connector also includes a light coupling unit located in the housing for receiving light from the optical waveguide and transmitting the received light to a mating connector along a direction different than the mating direction of the connector. The mating of the connector to the mating connector causes the optical waveguide to be under a greater second bending force between the first and second attachment areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Haase, Terry L. Smith, Barry J. Koch, Ding Wang, Alexander R. Mathews
  • Patent number: 10557995
    Abstract: An optical connector includes a first attachment area for receiving and permanently attaching to an optical waveguide. A light coupling unit is disposed and configured to move translationally and not rotationally within the housing of the connector. The light coupling unit includes a second attachment area for receiving and permanently attaching to an optical waveguide received and permanently attached at the first attachment area. The light coupling unit also includes light redirecting surface. The light redirecting surface is configured such that when an optical waveguide is received and permanently attached at the first and second attachment areas, the light redirecting surface receives and redirects light from the optical waveguide. The optical waveguide limits, but does not prevent, a movement of the light coupling unit within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Terry L. Smith, Barry S. Carpenter, Takayuki Hayauchi
  • Patent number: 10514512
    Abstract: Optical connectors are provided for connecting sets of optical waveguides, such as optical fiber ribbons to each other, to printed circuit boards, or to backplanes. The provided connectors utilize expanded beam optics with non-contact optical mating resulting in relaxed mechanical precision requirements. The provided connectors can have low optical loss, are easily scalable to high channel count (optical fibers per connector) and can be compatible with low insertion force blind mating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael A. Haase, Terry L. Smith, Barry J. Koch, Ding Wang, Alexander R. Mathews
  • Publication number: 20190381330
    Abstract: A defibrillator system optimizes the timing and manner of applying a defibrillator charge to a patient based upon data provided to the defibrillator from a utility module or one or more external devices. A parameter module on the utility module provides the defibrillator with patient parameter information. Devices external to the utility module may provide the utility module with coaching data that the utility module may pass through to the defibrillator as a proxy to the external devices. The utility module may also provide external devices with patient data that the utility module may pass through to the external devices as a proxy to the defibrillator on a scheduled or other basis. The utility module may additionally provide a reserve of power to enable defibrillators to be used where power is unavailable and to enable defibrillators to deliver multiple charges more readily anywhere, anytime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: David Dean Aoyama, Ryan William Apperson, Matthew Lawrence Bielstein, Barry D. Curtin, Mina Lim, Neil G. McIlvaine, E. Thomas McKay, Randy L. Merry, Ken Peterson, Mitchell Allen Smith
  • Publication number: 20190374335
    Abstract: Delivery devices for delivering an ophthalmic device into an eye. In some embodiments the delivery devices are adapted to deliver an intraocular lens into an eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: PowerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Terah Whiting SMILEY, John A. SCHOLL, David John SMITH, Russell J. REDMOND, Derek L. MORAN, Barry CHESKIN, John REGGIE, Gregory Vinton MATTHEWS, Claudio ARGENTO
  • Patent number: 10386589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hybrid connector. The connector comprises an insulating housing having parallel rows of first and second terminals disposed in the housing. Each first and second terminal includes a terminal portion configured to make contact with an electrically conductive trace of a circuit board; and a mating portion configured to contact a terminal of a mating connector, the mating portions of the first terminals parallel to and facing the mating portions of the second terminals. The housing defines a cavity formed therein between the mating portions of the first and second terminals, wherein the cavity defining a cavity opening at an external surface of the housing for receiving light therefrom. An optical relay portion is disposed in the cavity, wherein the optical relay portion comprises at least one of an optical transceiver, an optical lens and an optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovation Properties Company
    Inventors: Terry L. Smith, Saujit Bandhu, YunLong Qiao, Chin Hua Lim, Barry J. Koch
  • Publication number: 20190241554
    Abstract: A compound of formula (I) wherein R, R1, R2, R3, Y, Y1, a, X, and Z are as defined herein. The compounds of the present invention are inhibitors of hematopoietic prostaglandin D synthase (H-PGDS) and can be useful in the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Accordingly, the invention is further directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a compound of the invention. The invention is still further directed to methods of inhibiting H-PGDS activity and treatment of disorders associated therewith using a compound of the invention or a pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: David Norman DEATON, Yu GUO, Ashley Paul HANCOCK, Christie SCHULTE, Barry George SHEARER, Emilie Despagnet SMITH, Eugene L. STEWART, Stephen Andrew THOMSON
  • Patent number: 10350060
    Abstract: Delivery devices for delivering an ophthalmic device into an eye. In some embodiments the delivery devices are adapted to deliver an intraocular lens into an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PowerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Terah Whiting Smiley, John A. Scholl, David John Smith, Russell J. Redmond, Derek L. Moran, Barry Cheskin, John Reggie, Gregory Vinton Matthews, Claudio Argento
  • Patent number: 10307290
    Abstract: An illuminated microsurgical instrument is provided herein that includes a microsurgical instrument having a tubular member arranged to treat patient tissue at a surgical site, the tubular member having a distal tip, an inner surface, and an outer surface. The inner surface defines a lumen. The outer surface has a notch formed therein. The illuminated microsurgical instrument further includes an optical fiber arranged to deliver light to the surgical site. The optical fiber includes a proximal end arranged to receive a light beam from a light source and also includes a curved distal end arranged to emit light adjacent to the distal tip. A portion of the curved distal end is positioned within the notch and curves away from the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Thomas Kern, Alireza Mirsepassi, Michael J. Papac, Ronald T. Smith, Barry L. Wheatley
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100124862
    Abstract: A unique new group of “Faux-Sateen, Quasi-Unidirectional(UD)” woven anti-ballistic fabrics is disclosed. Novel and unexpected improvements in ballistic penetration resistance result. After appropriate lamination of at least two layers, ballistic resistance is either maintained or further enhanced, while blunt trauma resistance is improved. Fabric handling during vest fabrication is also greatly improved and significantly less stitching is required. Wearability is also improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventor: Barry L. Smith