Patents by Inventor Dan Smith

Dan 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: 11484686
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a medical device having a longitudinal axis, and including a handle and a catheter. The handle can include a body having a proximal end and a distal end, an actuator moveably coupled to the body, and a handle control member coupled to the actuator, wherein the actuator can be configured to move relative to the body to move the handle control member. The catheter can include a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end of the shaft and the distal end of the body can be configured for releasable coupling. The catheter can also include a steering section located along the shaft and a catheter control member coupled to the steering section, wherein the catheter control member can be configured to move relative to the shaft to move the steering section relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Kappel, Ra Nam, Naroun Suon, Dan Bacon, Paul Smith, John Golden, Barry Weitzner
  • Publication number: 20220211564
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable absorbent pad comprising multiple layers. In particular, the absorbent pad of the present invention maintains skin dryness by absorbing moisture while preventing leakage to the skin or the bed linens, allowing air circulation at the surface of the patient's skin to prevent heat buildup, and is strong enough to allow the patient to be repositioned, even when the pad is wet. In a particular embodiment the first layer is comprised of a fluid-permeable, porous material, the second layer is disposed under the first layer and is comprised of at least one super absorbent material, and a base layer disposed under the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan LOVE, Scott A. SMITH, Steve A. MASKREY, Paul I. BOTTCHER
  • Patent number: 11202859
    Abstract: A cassette with free flow prevention for use with an ambulatory pump. The cassette includes a free flow prevention clamp and a housing. The free flow prevention clamp includes a clamping section having a first side and a second side, a first elongate section extending from the first side, and a second elongate section extending from the second side. The housing supports the free flow prevention clamp and defines a channel for receiving a tube. The elongate sections extend parallel to the channel and the clamping section extends across the channel. The free flow prevention clamp is configurable within the housing in an open condition that allows fluid flow through the tube when force is applied to one of the elongate sections and in a closed condition that prevents fluid flow through the tube when the force is removed from the elongate sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: B Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin Leighton Burnard, Anthony Dibella, Dan Smith, John Ristuccia
  • Publication number: 20210260058
    Abstract: Described are compositions and methods of a salt of Nilotinib and a polymer that has improved properties in terms of solubility and bioavailability, which are useful for treating disorders of uncontrolled cellular proliferation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen R. Byrn, Dan Smith, Anne Zimmermann, Bjarke Strøm Larsen, Fang Tian
  • Patent number: 11090426
    Abstract: An ambulatory pump and a battery compartment for use in an ambulatory pump. The ambulatory pump includes a pump, a controller coupled to the pump for controlling the pump to deliver fluid to a patient, and a battery compartment electrically coupled to the pump and the controller. The battery compartment defines a cavity for alternately receiving a battery pack and a plurality of household batteries. A flex guide is positioned within the cavity. The flex guide has a compressed state and a non-compressed state where a profile of the flex guide has a height that is greater than half the insertion depth of the household batteries in the non-compressed state and that is less than half the insertion depth in the compressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Smith, Spencer Brown, Benjamin Vespone
  • Publication number: 20210146033
    Abstract: An ambulatory pump and a battery compartment for use in an ambulatory pump. The ambulatory pump includes a pump, a controller coupled to the pump for controlling the pump to deliver fluid to a patient, and a battery compartment electrically coupled to the pump and the controller. The battery compartment defines a cavity for alternately receiving a battery pack and a plurality of household batteries. A flex guide is positioned within the cavity. The flex guide has a compressed state and a non-compressed state where a profile of the flex guide has a height that is greater than half the insertion depth of the household batteries in the non-compressed state and that is less than half the insertion depth in the compressed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC
    Inventors: Dan Smith, Spencer Brown, Benjamin Vespone
  • Publication number: 20210146044
    Abstract: A cassette with free flow prevention for use with an ambulatory pump. The cassette includes a free flow prevention clamp and a housing. The free flow prevention clamp includes a clamping section having a first side and a second side, a first elongate section extending from the first side, and a second elongate section extending from the second side. The housing supports the free flow prevention clamp and defines a channel for receiving a tube. The elongate sections extend parallel to the channel and the clamping section extends across the channel. The free flow prevention clamp is configurable within the housing in an open condition that allows fluid flow through the tube when force is applied to one of the elongate sections and in a closed condition that prevents fluid flow through the tube when the force is removed from the elongate sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: EDWIN LEIGHTON BURNARD, ANTHONY DIBELLA, DAN SMITH, JOHN RISTUCCIA
  • Publication number: 20200407874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the purification of silicon. The present invention provides a method for purification of silicon. The method includes recrystallizing starting material-silicon from a molten solvent comprising aluminum to provide final recrystallized-silicon crystals. The method also includes washing the final recrystallized-silicon crystals with an aqueous acid solution to provide a final acid-washed-silicon. The method also includes directionally solidifying the final acid-washed-silicon to provide final directionally solidified-silicon crystals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Alain Turenne, Dan Smith, Damon Dastgiri, Fritz G. Kirscht, Anthony Tummillo, Chunhui Zhang, Kamel Ounadjela
  • Publication number: 20200377783
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for inhibiting the agglomeration of gas hydrates, comprising the injection of an anti-agglomerant comprising a N,N-dialkyl-ammoniumalkyl fatty acid amide represented by the formula (I) wherein R1 is an alkyl or alkenyl group having from 7 to 21 carbon atoms, R2 and R3 are each independently an alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or together form an optionally substituted ring having 5 to 10 ring atoms, wherein the ring may carry up to 3 substituents, R4 is hydrogen or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, R5 is hydrogen or an optionally substituted hydrocarbyl group having 1 to 17 carbon atoms and A is an alkylene group having two or three carbon atoms, into a fluid comprising gas, water and oil under conditions prone to the formation of gas hydrates, wherein the N,N-dialkyl-ammoniumalkyl fatty acid amide represented by the formula (I) is produced by the condensation reaction of a fatty acid with an N,N-dialkylamino alkyl amine and subsequent neutralization
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Clariant International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Scot BODNAR, Dan Smith, Felix Hoevelmann, Corinna Krüger, Matthias Krull, Jonathan James Wylde, Lisa Greaney Tejada
  • Publication number: 20200377784
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for inhibiting the agglomeration of gas hydrates, comprising the injection of an anti-agglomerant comprising a N,N-dialkyl-ammoniumalkyl fatty acid amide represented by the formula (I) wherein R1 is an alkyl or alkenyl group having from 7 to 21 carbon atoms, R2 and R3 are each independently an alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or together form an optionally substituted ring having 5 to 10 ring atoms, wherein the ring may carry up to 3 substituents, R4 is hydrogen or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, R5 is hydrogen or an optionally substituted hydrocarbyl group having 1 to 22 carbon atoms and A is an alkylene group having two or three carbon atoms, into a fluid comprising gas, water and oil under conditions prone to the formation of gas hydrates, wherein the N,N-dialkyl-ammoniumalkyl fatty acid amide represented by formula (I) is produced by the aminolysis of an ester of a fatty acid and a C1- to C4-alcohol with an N,N-dialkylamino alkyl amine and subs
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Clariant International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Scot BODNAR, Dan Smith, Felix Hoevelmann, Corinna Krüger, Matthias Krull, Jonathan James Wylde, Lisa Greaney Tejada
  • Patent number: 10850483
    Abstract: A barrier tape comprises a barrier section comprising one or more barrier layers and one or more adhesive layers adhered to a face of the barrier section. The barrier tape can be used to join together adjacent barrier sheets or to patch a breach in a barrier sheet to form a barrier assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Raven Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Kolbasuk, Tom Stoebner, Dan Smith
  • Patent number: 10702429
    Abstract: A mobility securement system, and method configured to secure a wheelchair or other mobility device, and its passenger, within a public or private vehicle. In various embodiments, the system includes one or two attachment members, one or two vehicle anchor assemblies and, potentially, at least one fixed or moveable bumper, and may further include a barrier. A tensioning assembly is operably connected to at least one attachment member and vehicle anchor assembly. One or more moveable bumpers are configured to articulate to apply a force against the mobility device, and one attachment member may be hidden behind a stored position of a moveable bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: USSC Acquisition Corp.
    Inventors: Christian Hammarskjold, Vlad Balef, Stanley Brzezniak, Jeffrey Krueger, Michael D. Moffa, Dan Smith-Cohen, Paul Vidri, Timothy J. Murphy
  • Patent number: D905160
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Selina Larsen, Dan Smith
  • Patent number: D919706
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Selina Larsen, Dan Smith, Witold Nowak, Carla Fahden, Chad Olson
  • Patent number: D921759
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Selina Larsen, Dan Smith, Witold Nowak, Carla Fahden, Chad Olson
  • Patent number: D942545
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Rodkewich, Dan Smith, Kelly O'Halloran
  • Patent number: D946749
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Smith, Spencer Brown, Manuel Pelaez
  • Patent number: D955479
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Rodkewich, Dan Smith, Kelly O'Halloran
  • Patent number: D960981
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Selina Larsen, Dan Smith, Witold Nowak, Carla Fahden, Chad Olson
  • Patent number: D960982
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Selina Larsen, Dan Smith, Witold Nowak, Carla Fahden, Chad Olson