Patents by Inventor Colin Smith

Colin 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: 20210046278
    Abstract: A catheter includes an elongated tube having a distal portion having a distal end and a sidewall defining at least one drainage lumen. The catheter also includes a permeable material. The permeable material is configured to be deployed in the urinary tract to maintain the distal end of the elongated tube at a predetermined position in a bladder, a ureter, a renal pelvis, or a kidney of the patient. When deployed, the permeable material defines a three-dimensional shape of sufficient size to permit flow of at least a portion of fluid from the urinary tract through the permeable material and the at least one drainage lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: John R. Erbey, II, Jacob L. Upperco, David E. Orr, Andrew Wilbourn, Daisy Smith, Colin Huber, Morgan Hinchey
  • Patent number: 10918827
    Abstract: A catheter includes an elongated tube having a distal portion having a distal end and a sidewall defining at least one drainage lumen. The sidewall includes a drainage portion which allows fluid to pass through the sidewall and into the drainage lumen. The catheter also includes a permeable tissue support. The tissue support is configured to be deployed in the urinary tract to maintain the distal end of the elongated tube at a predetermined position in a bladder, a ureter, a renal pelvis, or a kidney of the patient. When deployed, the permeable tissue support defines a three-dimensional shape of sufficient size to permit flow of at least a portion of fluid from the urinary tract through the tissue support and drainage portion of the elongated tube to the at least one drainage lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: John R. Erbey, II, Jacob L. Upperco, David E. Orr, Andrew Wilbourn, Daisy Smith, Colin M. Huber, Morgan Hinchey
  • Patent number: 10898790
    Abstract: A puzzle kit and a puzzle constructed from said puzzle kit. The puzzle kit comprises a three dimensional substrate having an outer surface, and a plurality of puzzle pieces that cannot interlock. Each puzzle piece has a first surface and an opposite second surface and a thickness defined between the first and second surfaces. Each puzzle piece comprises first attachment means and the outer surface of the substrate defines a plurality of complementary second attachment means, such that the first attachment means and the second attachment means magnetically attach each puzzle piece to the outer surface. The first attachment means comprises a projection extending from the second surface of the puzzle piece. The second attachment means comprises a hole to partly receive the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: WOTCH CREATIONS LTD
    Inventor: Thomas Colin Smith
  • Patent number: 10851336
    Abstract: Methods and systems for magnetic mixing. Particular embodiments relate to applying a magnetic field to move a magnetically responsive component in a chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LUMINEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Doug Whitman, James Heisler, Colin Bozarth, Germaine Siew, Charles Collins, Eric Smith
  • Publication number: 20200338286
    Abstract: A nasal delivery device for and method of delivering particulate substance to the nasal airway of a subject, the delivery device comprising: a body assembly including a mouthpiece unit which includes a mouthpiece through which the subject in use exhales, and a substance-supply unit which is fluidly connected to the mouthpiece unit and actuatable to provide particulate substance for delivery to the nasal airway of the subject; wherein the body assembly is configured to receive a replaceable nosepiece unit which includes a nosepiece and contains a container containing particulate substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Per Gisle DJUPESLAND, Colin David SHELDRAKE, Simon SMITH, Rachel STRIEBIG, Andy PIDGEON, Tom ST.QUINTIN
  • Publication number: 20200331559
    Abstract: A gear shifting system includes a drive shaft, a face gear, and at least one power transmission component(s). The gear system also includes a pinion gear assembly, which is coupled to the first end of the drive shaft. The pinion gear assembly is configured to mesh with one of the concentric gear-rings on the face gear, so that the rotational movement of the gear-ring is transmitted to the shaft. The gear shifting system is easy to operate, mechanically simple, can smoothly shift between gears under any gear shifting conditions, and exhibits decreased component wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: CeramicSpeed Sport A/S
    Inventors: Jason SMITH, Noah Granigan, Colin Diamond, William Golding, Garrett Gerchar, Morten Opprud Jakobsen, Alexander Jacobson Rosenberry
  • Patent number: 10805726
    Abstract: An audio system with first and second discrete audio drivers that are in a listening space, wherein each driver is configured to radiate sound into the listening space, and wherein the radiated sound from each driver at a listening location in the listening space has a frequency, phase, and magnitude. The audio system is configured to modify a phase of the sound radiated by at least one of the first or second drivers such that a phase response difference between the first and second drivers at the listening location is closer to zero degrees than it was before the modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Colin Ryan, Joseph Gaalaas, Geun Lee, Michael McHugh, Nabin Sharma, David Smith, Michael Stark, James Tracey, Dmitriy Yamkovoy
  • Publication number: 20200316545
    Abstract: A surfactant of formula (I): A-(L1)a-(C2)b-(L2)c-X ??(I) wherein A is a perfluoropolyether; L1 is CONR', wherein R? is selected from H and C1-6 alkyl; a is 0 or 1; b is 0 or an integer between 1 and 10; L2 is a linking group; c is 0 or 1; and X is a charged group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Xin LI, Clive A. SMITH, Alexandra CLAY, Colin PILKINGTON
  • Publication number: 20200256048
    Abstract: A wall unit (V) for a retaining structure (100) comprises a foot portion (1a?) and a wall portion (1b?), wherein the wall portion (1b?) is inclined with respect to the foot portion (1a?), so that it extends over the foot portion (1a?). Accordingly, the wall unit (1?) is stable during construction and assembly. A corner unit (7?) for a retaining structure (100) is adapted to engage with two wall units (1?). A retaining structure (100) comprises at least one wall unit (1?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicants: Sensor (UK) Ltd., Carlow Precast Manufacturing ULC, MWH UK Ltd
    Inventors: Jon CROWTHER, Colin SMITH
  • Patent number: 10718183
    Abstract: A tubular has a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. The tubular is initially in the retracted configuration and run into a bore at least partially lined with filter cake. The tubular is extended such that a filter cake-disrupting member mounted on the tubular defines high points or otherwise has an outer surface of varying radial extent for disrupting or disturbing the filter cake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON MANUFACTURING AND SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Edmund Bruce, David Grant, Ewan Colin Smith, Andrew David James Cameron
  • Patent number: 10718181
    Abstract: A downhole control method for use in a wellbore that includes deploying a first stand-alone hydraulic reservoir downhole; measuring a first downhole fluid parameter; and actuating a first inflow control device, based on the first measured downhole fluid parameter, using the first stand-alone hydraulic reservoir. In one aspect, the first stand-alone hydraulic reservoir and the first inflow control device comprise an open-hole completion system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Savio Saldanha, Matthew Scogin, Timothy R. Tips, Colin McKay, Michael Konopczynski, James Flygare, Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 10697908
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for apparatus for inspecting a semiconductor wafer for abnormalities by accurately measuring elemental concentration at a target area. The apparatus includes an x-ray imaging subsystem for measuring an elemental composition at the target area of the semiconductor wafer. The apparatus further includes an edxrf subsystem for measuring an elemental concentration at the target area of the semiconductor wafer. The elemental concentration may be calibrated by first correlating the elemental concentration measurements obtained using x-ray imaging system for the target area with the elemental concentration measurements obtained using the edxrf subsystem for the target area to receive an augmented and accurate elemental concentration measurement for the target area of the semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: XWINSYS LTD.
    Inventors: Doron Reinis, Michael Geffen, Roni Peretz, Colin Smith
  • Patent number: 10697907
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for apparatus for accurately measuring and calibrating elemental concentration measurements for a semiconductor wafer. The apparatus includes an edxrf system for calculating an elemental concentration at a target area of the semiconductor wafer. The apparatus further includes an optical subsystem for calculating volumetric information of the target area of the semiconductor wafer. The elemental concentration may be calibrated by first correlating the elemental concentration measurements for a norm feature at the target area with the volumetric information for the norm feature of the target area to obtain a calibration data. Thereafter, the calibration data obtained is used to calibrate the elemental concentration measurements to achieve an accurate measurement thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: XWINSYS LTD.
    Inventors: Doron Reinis, Michael Geffen, Roni Peretz, Colin Smith
  • Publication number: 20200197790
    Abstract: A puzzle kit and a puzzle constructed from said puzzle kit. The puzzle kit comprises a three dimensional substrate having an outer surface, and a plurality of puzzle pieces that cannot interlock. Each puzzle piece has a first surface and an opposite second surface and a thickness defined between the first and second surfaces. Each puzzle piece comprises first attachment means and the outer surface of the substrate defines a plurality of complementary second attachment means, such that the first attachment means and the second attachment means magnetically attach each puzzle piece to the outer surface. The first attachment means comprises a projection extending from the second surface of the puzzle piece. The second attachment means comprises a hole to partly receive the projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Colin Smith
  • Publication number: 20200156985
    Abstract: Methods of shaping a glass sheet include providing a shaping support for supporting the glass sheet; providing a press bending apparatus comprising at least a first and a second mould member, each mould member being movable relative to the shaping support; heating the glass sheet; positioning the glass sheet on the shaping support; moving at least one of the shaping support and the press bending apparatus toward the other to press the glass sheet in a first region thereof between the shaping support and the first mould member; moving the second mould member relative to the first mould member to press the glass sheet in a second region thereof, and moving the first mould member relative to the shaping support to further press the glass sheet in the first region thereof between the first mould member and the shaping support. Apparatus useful to carry out the methods is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventor: Simon Colin SMITH
  • Patent number: 10621247
    Abstract: A method and a system for providing location and profile based system and services. A system may includes a plurality of data sources disposed within a network for providing location and identity information associated with objects disposed within the network and a concentrator bridge, operatively coupled to the plurality of data sources, the concentrator bridge including a receiver associated with each of the plurality of data sources, wherein the concentrator bridge receives location and profile data associated with the objects from the plurality of data sources and provides the identity and location of the objects disposed within the network for viewing on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Francisco Gonzalez, Michael Colin Jaccino, Yousef Wasef Nijim, Michael Lawrence Smith
  • Patent number: 10613691
    Abstract: A downhole apparatus including a tubular body, first and second ports in a wall of the body, and a fluid pressure-responsive valve arrangement having a locked first configuration associated with a first pressure in which the first port is open and the second port is closed, an unlocked second configuration associated with a second pressure higher than the first pressure in which the first port is open and the second port is closed, and a third configuration associated with a third pressure lower than the second pressure in which the second port is open and the first port is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON MANUFACTURING AND SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Edmund Bruce, Stephen Kent, Dominic Patrick Joseph McCann, David Allan Noblett, David Grant, Ewan Colin Smith
  • Publication number: 20200054800
    Abstract: A fluid collection catheter includes an elongated tube having a proximal portion, a distal portion having a distal end, and a sidewall extending between a proximal end and the distal end thereof defining at least one drainage lumen. The sidewall of the tube includes a drainage portion. The fluid collection catheter also includes a tissue support having at least a first flange including a central portion connected to the distal portion of the tube and an outer portion extending radially and axially therefrom. The first flange can be configured to be deployed in a patient's bladder to maintain the distal end of the tube at a position in the bladder. When deployed, the tissue support defines a three-dimensional shape of sufficient size to permit flow of fluid contained in the bladder from the bladder through the drainage portion of the tube to the at least one drainage lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Wilbourn, Morgan Hinchey, Colin Huber, Daisy Smith, John R. Erbey, II, Jacob L. Upperco, David E. Orr
  • Publication number: 20200024309
    Abstract: Provided herein are antibacterial compounds, wherein the compounds in some embodiments have broad spectrum bioactivity. In various embodiments, the compounds act by inhibition of bacterial type 1 signal peptidase (SpsB), an essential protein in bacteria. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treatment using the compounds described herein are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Andrew SMITH, Tucker Curran ROBERTS, Robert I. HIGUCHI, Prasuna PARASELLI, Michael F. T. KOEHLER, Jacob Bradley SCHWARZ, James John CRAWFORD, Cuong Q. LY, Emily J. HANAN, Huiyong HU, Yongsheng CHEN, Zhiyong YU, Paul Colin Michael WINSHIP, Calum McCleod, Toby Blench
  • Patent number: 10538384
    Abstract: A fluid retaining structure comprising an electronic leak detection and location, ELDL, system, wherein the fluid retaining structure comprises inner and outer liners (18, 16) that form electrical isolation layers of the ELDL system, wherein an electrically conductive signal layer (10, 12) of the ELDL system provides structural rigidity to the fluid retaining structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: SENSOR (UK) LTD, CARLOW PRECAST MANUFACTURING ULC, MWH UK LTD
    Inventors: Jon Crowther, Colin Smith