Patents by Inventor Jeffrey W. Smith

Jeffrey W. 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: 11446036
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a shaft, a stapling head assembly, and an anvil. The body includes a motor, a first user input feature, and a second user input feature. The first user input feature is operable to activate the motor. The shaft extends distally from the body. The stapling head assembly is positioned at a distal end of the shaft. The stapling head assembly includes an anvil coupling feature, at least one annular array of staples, and a staple driver. The second user input feature is operable to drive the anvil coupling feature longitudinally. The staple driver is operable to drive the at least one annular array of staples. The motor is operable to drive the staple driver. The anvil is configured to couple with the anvil coupling feature. The anvil is further configured to deform the staples driven by the staple driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Brian F. DiNardo, Brian W. Bear, Charles J. Scheib, Christopher C. Miller, Craig S. Smith, Emily A. Schellin, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason E. Zerkle, Jeffrey C. Gagel, John P. Measamer, Johnny H. Alexander, III, Joseph T. Kluener, Kevin D. Sackett, Kevin L. Houser, Mark D. Overmyer, Matthew H. Bolton, Omar J. Vakharia, Richard F. Schwemberger, Richard L. Leimbach, Rodney V. Clingaman, Timothy E. Goode, William D. Fox, William R. Stager
  • Patent number: 11419626
    Abstract: Ultrasonic surgical instruments including a handle housing, a switch frame, and a switch assembly are disclosed. The switch assembly may include a first switch arrangement movably supported on a distal portion of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a first switch contact supported by the switch frame. The switch assembly may further include a second switch arrangement including a right switch button movably supported on a right side of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a right switch contact supported by the switch frame, and a left switch button movably supported on a left side of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a left switch contact supported by the switch frame. The first and second switch arrangements may be configured to be selectively actuatable by a single hand supporting the handle housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Richard W. Timm, Daniel W. Price, Jeffery T. Kirk, Jose Domingo Vasquez, Timothy G. Dietz, Richard C. Smith, Ryan M. Asher, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Craig T. Davis, Emron J. Henry, James W. Voegele, Gregory W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11391851
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide a radiation detector module for a radiation detector. A radiation detector module includes a metallic and/or metalized enclosure, a radiation sensor disposed within the enclosure, readout electronics configured to provide radiation detection event signals corresponding to incident ionizing radiation in the radiation sensor, and a cap including an internal interface configured to couple to the readout electronics and an external interface configured to couple to a radiation detector, where the cap is configured to hermetically seal the radiation sensor within the enclosure. The cap may be implemented as an edge plated printed circuit board (PCB) including a slot configured to mate with a planar edge of an open surface of the enclosure, where the slot is soldered to the planar edge of the enclosure to hermetically seal the radiation sensor within the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Teledyne FLIR Detection, Inc.
    Inventors: Hartmut Brands, Stephen W. Fleetwood, Leslie D. Hoy, Jason K. Smith, Felix J. Liang, Matthew D. Waggoner, Kyle Hawes, Jeffrey Robert Preston, Jeffrey A. Verity
  • Patent number: 11389190
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a shaft assembly, an ultrasonic blade, and a clamp assembly. The shaft assembly includes an acoustic waveguide operable to transmit ultrasonic vibrations to the blade. The clamp assembly includes a clamp arm pivotable toward and away from the blade about a pivot axis, to clamp tissue between the clamp arm and the blade. A rotation feature may provide rotation of the blade relative to the clamp arm about the longitudinal axis of the waveguide. Alternatively, the rotation feature may provide rotation of the clamp arm relative to the blade about the longitudinal axis. The rotation feature may be driven based on pivotal positioning of the clamp arm relative to the blade about the pivot axis. The rotation feature may selectively lock and unlock the angular position of either the blade or the clamp arm about the longitudinal axis at any of a number of predetermined angular positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Craig N. Faller, Elizabeth DeBenedictis, William D. Kelly, Michael R. Lamping, Timothy G. Dietz, Patrick A. Weizman, Jacob S. Gee, John B. Schulte, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, Douglas J. Turner, Eric B. Smith, Sean P. Conlon, Richard W. Timm, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Brian D. Bertke
  • Publication number: 20200413490
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to content delivery systems such as gateways for use in locations where the services of many end user devices are provided by a common management entity, such as hospitality, dormitory, healthcare, or other enterprise settings. The disclosure includes methods of initializing a gateway configuration and operating a gateway by ingesting content from a variety of signals (satellite, broadcast, cable, and IP), processing the content to have additional desired features, and reassembling content in various forms for delivery to individual end user devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Palle, Nezam T. Nikoo, James D. Haberly, Joshua T. Blanton, Donald Christie Young, Jeffrey W. Smith
  • Patent number: 10785829
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to content delivery systems such as gateways for use in locations where the services of many end user devices are provided by a common management entity, such as hospitality, dormitory, healthcare, or other enterprise settings. The disclosure includes a gateway system that is configurable to ingest content from a variety of signals (satellite, broadcast, cable, and IP), process the content to have additional desired features, and reassemble content in various forms for delivery to individual end user devices. The gateway can be constructed from a series of modular processing blades with specific processing functions all interconnected by a common backplane and managed by a control module. A gateway can be inserted downstream from a node to allow additional end units to be added without exceeding the node capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Palle, Nezam T. Nikoo, James D. Haberly, Joshua T. Blanton, Donald Christie Young, Jeffrey W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20180288829
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to content delivery systems such as gateways for use in locations where the services of many end user devices are provided by a common management entity, such as hospitality, dormitory, healthcare, or other enterprise settings. The disclosure includes a gateway system that is configurable to ingest content from a variety of signals (satellite, broadcast, cable, and IP), process the content to have additional desired features, and reassemble content in various forms for delivery to individual end user devices. The gateway can be constructed from a series of modular processing blades with specific processing functions all interconnected by a common backplane and managed by a control module. A gateway can be inserted downstream from a node to allow additional end units to be added without exceeding the node capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Palle, Nezam T. Nikoo, James D. Haberly, Joshua T. Blanton, Donald Christie Young, Jeffrey W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20180066433
    Abstract: Hip and ridge shingles may be single layer or laminated. One hip and ridge shingle has a base layer and a dimensional layer affixed to the base layer by an adhesive line that extends in the machine direction and along the width of the base and the dimensional layers. The adhesive line is disposed on only one lateral side of the base layer and dimensional layers to allow movement of another lateral side of the dimensional layer relative to the base layer. Another laminated hip and ridge shingle includes a base layer and a dimensional layer affixed to the base layer by an adhesive line that extends in the machine direction and along the width of the base and the dimensional layers. Sealant that comprises at least two parallel lines of sealant material that extend in the machine direction of the base and dimensional layers is disposed on a bottom surface of the base layer for adhering the hip and ridge shingle to an underlying hip and ridge shingle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Grubka, Jennifer Lynn Frey, Jeffrey W. Smith
  • Patent number: 9758970
    Abstract: Hip and ridge shingles may be single layer or laminated. One hip and ridge shingle has a base layer and a dimensional layer affixed to the base layer by an adhesive line that extends in the machine direction and along the width of the base and the dimensional layers. The adhesive line is disposed on only one lateral side of the base layer and dimensional layers to allow movement of another lateral side of the dimensional layer relative to the base layer. Another laminated hip and ridge shingle includes a base layer and a dimensional layer affixed to the base layer by an adhesive line that extends in the machine direction and along the width of the base and the dimensional layers. Sealant that comprises at least two parallel lines of sealant material that extend in the machine direction of the base and dimensional layers is disposed on a bottom surface of the base layer for adhering the hip and ridge shingle to an underlying hip and ridge shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Grubka, Jennifer Lynn Frey, Jeffrey W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150240496
    Abstract: Hip and ridge shingles may be single layer or laminated. One hip and ridge shingle has a base layer and a dimensional layer affixed to the base layer by an adhesive line that extends in the machine direction and along the width of the base and the dimensional layers. The adhesive line is disposed on only one lateral side of the base layer and dimensional layers to allow movement of another lateral side of the dimensional layer relative to the base layer. Another laminated hip and ridge shingle includes a base layer and a dimensional layer affixed to the base layer by an adhesive line that extends in the machine direction and along the width of the base and the dimensional layers. Sealant that comprises at least two parallel lines of sealant material that extend in the machine direction of the base and dimensional layers is disposed on a bottom surface of the base layer for adhering the hip and ridge shingle to an underlying hip and ridge shingle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Grubka, Jennifer Lynn Frey, Jeffrey W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140251441
    Abstract: A flow isolation system for connecting a source of pressurized fluid to plumbing for using the fluid. A generally vertical flow chamber extends from a lower end to an upper end, with an inlet for a pressurized fluid is disposed in a sidewall of the vertical chamber in a position near but paced above the lower end, and an outlet disposed in a sidewall of the vertical chamber in a position near but below the upper end. An evacuation tube extends from an open end near the lower portion of the vertical chamber to an evacuation valve disposed in the upper end. A gas inlet may be disposed in the upper end. When both the exit and inlet are closed, the system may be evacuated by connecting pressurized gas to the gas inlet to force fluid up the evacuation tube and out the evacuation valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Smith, John DeMarco, Steven Arthur Ward
  • Patent number: 8712475
    Abstract: A base transceiver station including a transceiver unit is provided. A method of calibration uses a transceiver unit to receive an RF signal, measure a calibration value, and transmit the measured value. The calibration value is used to determine weighting parameters to compensate for relative RF path phase delay and amplitude variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Treble Investments Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: John R. Noll, Jeffrey W. Smith, Shannon Tomarchio, Brady Gaughan
  • Patent number: 8563248
    Abstract: We have identified a new variant of ileal bile acid binding protein (IBABP), designated IBABP-L, which is a biomarker for colorectal cancer. The transcript for IBABP-L arises from an alternative start site and includes three exons that are absent in IBABP. IBABP-L also shares part of a fourth exon with IBABP. The protein encoded by IBABP-L contains a deduced 49 residue N-terminal sequence that is not found in the IBABP protein. The present invention provides methods for diagnosing colorectal cancer and other compositions and methods based on this discovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Smith, Changming Fang
  • Publication number: 20130171208
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions of nanoparticles. In some embodiments, the nanoparticles are Janus particles, where each particle includes a first component and second component that are exposed to the surface of the particle. Also, disclosed are methods and systems for making a composition of nanoparticles. Finally, a method of treating a mammal by administering a composition of nanoparticles is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Smith
  • Patent number: 8258321
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds having the general structure A, or a pharmaceutically acceptable derivatives thereof: wherein R is an alkyl group, and R1 comprises at least one moiety selected from a group consisting of an alkyl, an alkenyl, an aryl, a heterocycle, hydroxyl, ester, amido, aldehyde, and a halogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignees: Burnham Institute for Medical Research, The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Smith, Daniel Romo, Gil Ma, Manuel Zancanella
  • Publication number: 20120178437
    Abstract: A base transceiver station including a transceiver unit is provided. A method of calibration uses a transceiver unit to receive an RF signal, measure a calibration value, and transmit the measured value. The calibration value is used to determine weighting parameters to compensate for relative RF path phase delay and amplitude variation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: John R. Noll, Jeffrey W. Smith, Shannon Tomarchio, Brady Gaughan
  • Patent number: 8124794
    Abstract: The present invention features methods of treating a cancer in a subject by administering an effective amount of a beta-lactone to the subject. The invention also features methods of inhibiting angiogenesis in a subject by administering an effective amount of an inhibitor of fatty acid synthase to the subject. These methods can be used to treat a variety of cancers and other diseases and conditions. The invention also features methods of identifying beta-lactones and other compounds that can be used in the methods of the invention for the treatment of tumors, inhibition of angiogenesis, and the treatment of diseases and conditions that involve pathological angiogenesis. The invention also features methods of synthesizing beta-lactones and features novel beta-lactone compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Smith, Fumiko Axelrod, Steven J. Kridel, Daniel Romo, Vikram Purohit, Gil Ma
  • Patent number: 8119653
    Abstract: Derivatives of belactosin and their synthesis are disclosed. In certain embodiments, compounds of the present invention exhibit anti-cancer, antiviral, antibiotic, and/or auto-immune therapeutic abilities. In general, methods of synthesis disclosed herein allow for introduction of a variety of substituents at numerous positions as well as the facile introduction of a beta-lactone ring moiety. The synthetic steps comprise, in preferred embodiments, a tandem Mukaiyama aldol lactonization reaction. Data demonstrating the utility of some of the derivatives as proteasome inhibitors is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Daniel Romo, Sung Wook Cho, Jeffrey W. Smith, Robyn D. Richardson
  • Patent number: 8116817
    Abstract: A method for calibration of RF paths of a frequency hopping adaptive base transceiver station is provided. The method of calibration calibrates a wireless cellular telecommunication system with a frequency hopping adaptive base transceiver station including an adaptive antenna array with two or more RF traffic transceiver apparatus chains. The wireless cellular telecommunication system communicates with mobile units on a frequencies defined by a hop list. The method of calibration includes the step of periodically interrupting a frequency hopping process of the frequency hopping adaptive base transceiver station while calls are in progress. The method of calibration further includes the step of calibrating an antenna transmit path for a RF traffic transceiver apparatus chain at a frequency selected to include one or more frequencies in the hop list to determine a set of weighting parameters for the antenna transmit path at the one or more frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Treble Investments Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: John R. Noll, Jeffrey W. Smith, Shannon Tomarchio, Brady Gaughan
  • Patent number: RE44173
    Abstract: A spectrally efficient wireless communication system that includes a plurality of base stations communicating indirectly with a plurality of wireless communications devices through a plurality of repeaters. The method can generally comprise communicating indirectly between a first base station and a wireless communication device using a first repeater and a first RF backhaul link. A control processor associated with the first base station can control a first smart antenna system. The system selectively configures the first smart antenna system to spatially isolate communications on the first RF backhaul from communications on a second RF backhaul of a second repeater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Treble Investments Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: John R. Noll, Christopher J. Peters, Jeffrey W. Smith, Terry L. Williams