Patents by Inventor Danny Smith

Danny 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: 11109850
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods of using medical devices are disclosed. An example tissue retraction device includes a first engagement member having a first end and a second end, a second engagement member having a first end and a second end, a first elastic member attached to the second end of the first engagement member, and a first alignment member having a first end, a second end and a lumen extending therethrough. Further, the tissue retraction device has a first length, the first alignment member has a second length, the first elastic member extends within the lumen of the first alignment member and the second length of the first alignment member is less than or equal to the first length of the tissue retraction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Danny Shu-Huan Lee, Paul Smith, Ryan V. Wales, Jialiang Wang, Niklas Andersson, Gregory Hurley, Jon Taylor, John Unger, Irina Pyataeva
  • Patent number: 10648659
    Abstract: Patient handling equipment, such as a hospital bed, is provided with a propulsion system and a status indicator light system incorporated in the propulsion system and operable to generate at least two light beams beyond a perimeter of the bed. The light indicator, which may have different colors, shapes or intensities, can indicate the state of propulsion of the system and generates light beams which are visible all around the equipment so as to be visible to a carer from any angle. The apparatus may include an ambient light sensor disposed to detect floor level lighting conditions rather than general ambient light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ArjoHuntleigh AB
    Inventors: Jörgen Jönsson, Musadjan Alim, Danny Smith
  • Patent number: 10617578
    Abstract: A brake assist system for patient handling equipment such as a patient bed includes a drive wheel. The wheel includes a brake assist system operated by control of a controlled unit which is operable to sense tilt of the handling equipment and to apply partial breaking to the wheel when it is detected that the equipment is on a slope. The control unit controls a maximum speed of the equipment down the slope, in order to protect the patient and to assist a care worker. The control unit disengages the brake assist mechanism when it is detected that the equipment is on a horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ArjoHuntleigh AB
    Inventors: Jörgen Jönsson, Musadjan Alim, Danny Smith, Ulf Holmberg, Daniel Petersson
  • Publication number: 20190024882
    Abstract: Patient handling equipment, such as a hospital bed, is provided with a propulsion system and a status indicator light system incorporated in the propulsion system and operable to generate at least two light beams beyond a perimeter of the bed. The light indicator, which may have different colors, shapes or intensities, can indicate the state of propulsion of the system and generates light beams which are visible all around the equipment so as to be visible to a carer from any angle. The apparatus may include an ambient light sensor disposed to detect floor level lighting conditions rather than general ambient light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jörgen Jönsson, Musadjan Alim, Danny Smith
  • Publication number: 20180185208
    Abstract: A brake assist system for patient handling equipment such as a patient bed includes a drive wheel. The wheel includes a brake assist system operated by control of a controlled unit which is operable to sense tilt of the handling equipment and to apply partial breaking to the wheel when it is detected that the equipment is on a slope. The control unit controls a maximum speed of the equipment down the slope, in order to protect the patient and to assist a care worker. The control unit disengages the brake assist mechanism when it is detected that the equipment is on a horizontal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Jörgen Jönsson, Musadjan Alim, Danny Smith, Ulf Homberg, Daniel Petersson
  • Publication number: 20140007478
    Abstract: A composite label is described comprising a first portion and a second portion. The second portion may be removeably attached to the first portion. The first portion may have a first attachment portion. The second portion may comprise an identification device comprising an inlay mounted on a carrier material. The carrier material may extend beyond the inlay to form a second attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Danny SMITH, Gianpaolo Stredl
  • Patent number: 7977088
    Abstract: A solid waste treatment apparatus and/or comprises a tank comprising an interior volume and an outlet and a liner comprising a floor and a plurality of upstanding exterior walls and at least one upstanding interior wall forming a first chamber and a second chamber in the liner. Each one of the exterior walls comprises a permeable surface. The at least one interior wall comprises an impermeable surface. The apparatus includes a multi-panel sieve disposed in the second chamber. A tank includes a removable lid comprising a window in fluid communication with the first chamber and the second chamber. A separator housing may be disposed on the lid and coextensive to the window, the housing comprising a planar sieve disposed at an angle in the housing and an inlet in fluid communication with the planar sieve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Danny Smith
  • Patent number: 7712429
    Abstract: A system operable by a single workman safely launches and recovers an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) using a motor-driven carriage to transport the UUV to the water. The UUV is fitted to a reconfigurable sabot. An elevating ramp on the carriage supports the sabot and UUV on an elongate conveyer assembly having inclined rollers aligned with motor-driven belts to selectively outwardly and inwardly displace the UUV between the carriage and the water. Hinge members are used to rotatably connect the elevating ramp to the carriage, and a lifting mechanism connected to the carriage and ramp rotatably displaces the ramp about the hinge members. The rollers and belts displace the UUV on the conveyer assembly. A winch on the elevating ramp has a line connected to the UUV to lower and raise the UUV during launch and recovery operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Robert Gibson, Robert Peebles, Edward Hendrickson, Danny Smith, Sauer Brian, William R. Walton
  • Publication number: 20090221062
    Abstract: A solid waste treatment apparatus and/or comprises a tank comprising an interior volume and an outlet and a liner comprising a floor and a plurality of upstanding exterior walls and at least one upstanding interior wall forming a first chamber and a second chamber in the liner. Each one of the exterior walls comprises a permeable surface. The at least one interior wall comprises an impermeable surface. The apparatus includes a multi-panel sieve disposed in the second chamber. A tank includes a removable lid comprising a window in fluid communication with the first chamber and the second chamber. A separator housing may be disposed on the lid and coextensive to the window, the housing comprising a planar sieve disposed at an angle in the housing and an inlet in fluid communication with the planar sieve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: Danny Smith
  • Publication number: 20080075524
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a writing instrument with a tape flag dispenser, a writing instrument has a body portion, a writing tip, and a flag dispenser that can be attached to and detached from the body portion. The flag dispenser holds a supply of tape flags, such as a folded stack of tape flags, which can be removed through an opening in the dispenser. The flag dispenser can be, for example, a cap that covers the writing tip or an attachment that affixes to an end of the body portion. In another embodiment, a writing instrument has a body portion, a writing tip, a flag dispenser integrally incorporated into the body portion, a containing section housed in the flag dispenser, and an opening in the containing section through which tape flags can be issued.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Jacqueline Erlebacher, Andrew Bielecki, Barry Jacobs, Jaime Arenas, Brian Furlong, Danny Smith
  • Publication number: 20050191114
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are writing instruments with tape flag dispensers. In one of various embodiments, a writing instrument has a barrel, a flag dispenser partially inserted into the barrel, and a rotating cover that engages with and covers the flag dispenser. In another embodiment, a writing instrument includes a barrel, a flag dispenser partially inserted into the barrel, and a sliding cover that engages with and covers the flag dispenser. In different positions, the rotating or sliding cover enables various functions of the flag dispenser. For example, the cover may be moved into a position to enable withdrawal of tape flags by a user. The cover may also be configured to move into a position that covers and protects the tape flags. In refillable embodiments of the writing instrument, the cover may also be configured to move into a position that allows a user to replace or replenish the tape flags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Applicant: SANFORD L.P.
    Inventors: Danny Smith, Brian Furlong, Jaime Arenas
  • Publication number: 20050072262
    Abstract: The present invention provides an assembly for securing a cable sheath of a cable release system. The assembly includes a mounting bracket, preferably of one-piece construction, which is secured to a sheath of a sheathed cable by a retaining ring rather than by sonic welding or by gluing. Securing the bracket to the sheath by the retaining ring permits free rotation of the cable sheath. The retaining ring will not slide up or down accidentally on the sheath. The retaining ring secures the bracket in place, and also permits adjustment up and down to allow for variations in user assembly requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Inventors: Danny Smith, Edward Dauskurdas, Martin Roden