Patents by Inventor Paul James Smith

Paul James 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: 10708575
    Abstract: A display system which includes a first image display; a second image display; a reflective polariser disposed between the first image display and the second image display, with the second image display disposed on a viewing side of the display system; and a controller for addressing image data to the first image display and the second image display, wherein the controller, the first image display and second image display are configured to selectively operate in accordance with: a first display function in which the first image display is visible to a viewer through the second image display and the second image display appears substantially transparent to the first image display; a second display function in which the display system is in a reflective mode that conveys information to a user; and a third display function in which images are addressed to both the first image display and the second image display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nathan James Smith, Paul Antony Gass
  • Publication number: 20200108331
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods for the recovery of amines from aqueous mixtures. In particular, the disclosure relates to methods for separating amines from amine-containing aqueous mixtures by adjusting the pH of the aqueous mixture relative to the highest pKa value for the amines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Gary J. SMITH, Paul S. Pearlman, Gregory S. Kirby, Richard R. Rosin, Taylor Craig Schulz, Michael James Sargent
  • Publication number: 20200102429
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are improved cross-linked resilin compositions and methods of making these improved compositions. These include new methods of cross-linking resilin compositions, use of polar nonaqueous solvents for adjusting material properties of cross-linked resilin solid compositions, and resilin foam compositions and methods of making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Jordan Smith, Michael Eun-Suk Lee, Mitchell Joseph Heinrich, Paul James Jehlen
  • Publication number: 20200022451
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes an upper and a midsole coupled with the upper. The midsole includes at least a portion of a solid resilin material comprising a cross-linked recombinant resilin and a polar nonaqueous solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Jordan Smith, Michael Eun-Suk Lee, Mitchell Joseph Heinrich, Paul James Jehlen
  • Patent number: 10513941
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine, configured with a first chamber and a second chamber separated by a partition wall; wherein the partition wall includes a stationary element and a rotating element separated by a seal and either of the stationary element and the rotating element of the partition wall is segmented by a levered joint. The levered joint includes a lever having a trigger plate, a fixture portion and a fulcrum portion; and, the other of the stationary element and rotating element includes a hammer which is axially aligned and separated from the trigger plate in a first position, and forcibly contacts the hammer portion in a second position so as to create a moment on the lever via the trigger plate, the moment forcing the levered joint apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: William James Smith, Andrew Shorney, Paul Mawhinney
  • Publication number: 20190328451
    Abstract: According to one aspect, an instrument may include a sheath having a distal end. The instrument also may include a fluid cannula at the distal end of the sheath. The instrument also may include a cutting electrode at the distal end of the sheath. At least one of: (i) an exterior surface of the fluid cannula, and (ii) a cutting electrode surface that faces the exterior surface, is longitudinally slidable along the other of the exterior surface and the cutting electrode surface during movement of at least one of the cutting electrode and the fluid cannula relative to the other of the cutting electrode and the fluid cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. SMITH, Jose GARCIA-CORDERO, Kevin James MCELWEE, Ramon ESTEVEZ, Allyn Narcisse JENSRUD, Irina PYATAEVA, Samuel Raybin, Mingxiang XU
  • Publication number: 20190308734
    Abstract: The present invention provides a divider screen assembly for an aircraft seating arrangement, the divider screen assembly comprising a divider screen moveable between a lower height in a stowed configuration, and an upper height in a deployed configuration, a first actuation mechanism being actuable to allow movement of the divider screen between the upper height and an intermediate height in between the upper height and the lower height, a second actuation mechanism being actuable to allow movement of the divider screen between the intermediate height and the lower height, wherein the second actuation mechanism is actuable only when the screen has been lowered to the intermediate height. The present invention also provides an aircraft accommodation arrangement, a method of stowing a divider screen and a method of deploying a divider screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Bethmage Kalpa Nadeeshan Perera, Patrick James Smith, Piumal Shayanga Wijewickrama, Paul John Wills
  • Publication number: 20190298444
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a medical system may include an instrument including an end effector for acting as a monopolar electrode. The end effector may be configured to be positioned in a body of a subject and emit radiofrequency energy towards a target area in the body. The medical system may further include a return electrode. The return electrode may be deliverable within the body proximate the target area and separately from the instrument and the monopolar electrode. The return electrode may be configured to contact tissue in the body proximate the target area and receive radiofrequency energy emitted from the end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingxiang XU, Samuel RAYBIN, Paul J. SMITH, Kevin James MCELWEE
  • Publication number: 20190249011
    Abstract: The present invention provides di-substituted acetalanthraquinone-based compounds of the Formulae (l)-(IV) that are useful for cellular staining and for light-based detection of biological material, e.g. fluorescence-based detection of biological material. These compounds may be used in hydrolysed or non-hydrolysed form. Also provided is a fluorescent complex that comprises a nucleic acid and an acetalanthraquinone-based compound of the invention; and a method of staining a biological sample comprising cells or other biological material containing nucleic acid, which method comprises contacting the biological sample with an acetalanthraquinone-based compound of the invention. In the Formulae (l)-(IV), A and B are each independently of formula —RaCH2CH(ORb)2; or one of A and B is of formula —RaCH2CH(ORb)2 and the other one is of formula: —NRb2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Paul James Smith, Rachel Jane Errington, Laurence Hylton Patterson, Klaus Pors, Laura Cosentino
  • Patent number: 10303305
    Abstract: Various approaches to touch sensing systems are disclosed As an example, a touch sensing system is disclosed that includes: an optical beam source to provide an optical beam; a pair of controllable beam deflectors comprising at least first and second beam deflectors, wherein the first beam deflector is configured to deflect the optical beam through a first angle towards a touch sensing region, and wherein the second beam deflector is configured to deflect scattered light from an object in the touch sensing region through a second angle; a detector, in particular a detector array; and an imaging system to image the deflected scattered light from the second beam deflector onto the detector array. The first and second beam deflectors are controlled in tandem to scan the touch sensing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Light Blue Optics Ltd.
    Inventors: Adrian James Cable, Paul Richard Routley, Euan Christopher Smith, Gareth John McCaughan, Peter William Tudor Mash
  • Patent number: 9546993
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for detecting objects in samples. The sample is held in the transmission path of light source to a detector, whereby light from the light source interacts with objects in the sample. The patterns of light incident on the detector subsequent to its interaction with the objects are directly used to determine the presence of objects in the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: OXFORD UNIVERSITY INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Borivoj Vojnovic, Paul R. Barber, Iestyn Pope, Paul James Smith, Rachel Jane Errington
  • Publication number: 20160153959
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for detecting objects in samples. The sample is held in the transmission path of light source to a detector, whereby light from the light source interacts with objects in the sample. The patterns of light incident on the detector subsequent to its interaction with the objects are directly used to determine the presence of objects in the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Borivoj VOJNOVIC, Paul R. BARBER, Iestyn POPE, Paul James SMITH, Rachel Jane ERRINGTON
  • Patent number: 9248085
    Abstract: An aqueous depilatory composition comprising a thioglycolate salt and a fluoride ion source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul James Smith, Graeme William Watts, Coralie Claude Monique Rowe, Sarah Jayne Campbell, Neil Charles Dring, Paul Albert Sagel, Rajeev Kumar Passi, Shekhar Mitra, Norman Scott Broyles
  • Patent number: 9212985
    Abstract: The invention provides apparatus and methods for detecting objects in samples. The sample is held in the transmission path of light from a light source to a detector, whereby light from the light source interacts with objects in the sample. The patterns of light incident on the detector subsequent to its interaction with the objects are directly used to determine the presence of objects in the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Borivoj Vojnovic, Paul Richard Barber, Iestyn Pope, Paul James Smith, Rachel Jane Errington
  • Publication number: 20150268142
    Abstract: According to the invention there is provided a compound of Formula (X) in which: A is a C2-C8 alkylene group; R1, R2, R3, and R4 are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 dihydroxyalkyl in which the carbon atom attached to the nitrogen atom does not carry a hydroxyl group and no carbon atom is substituted by two hydroxyl groups, or R2 and R3 together form a C2-6 alkylene group which with the nitrogen atom to which R2 and R3 are attached forms a heterocyclic ring; X1, X2 and X3 are independently selected from hydrogen, hydroxyl, NR1—A—NR2R3R4+(Zm-)1/m, for halogeno amino, C1-4 alkoxy or C2-8 alkanoyloxy; and (Zm-)1/m is an anion of charge m; or a derivative in which the group NR1 is quaternarised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Paul James Smith, Rachel J. Errington, Laurence Hylton Patterson
  • Publication number: 20150224040
    Abstract: The invention relates to a personal care article comprising a substrate having a first surface having at least a portion of a personal care composition disposed thereon. The personal care composition comprises particles to improve ease of manufacture and controlled dosing of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul James SMITH, Jamie Anthony FLETCHER
  • Patent number: 9051467
    Abstract: According to the invention there is provided a compound of Formula (I) in which: A is a C2-8 alkylene group; R1, R2, R3, and R4 are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 dihydroxyalkyl in which the carbon atom attached to the nitrogen atom does not carry a hydroxyl group and no carbon atom is substituted by two hydroxyl groups, or R2 and R3 together form a C2-6 alkylene group which with the nitrogen atom to which R2 and R3 are attached forms a heterocyclic ring; X1, X2 and X3 are independently selected from hydrogen, hydroxyl, NR1-A-NR2R3R4+(Zm?)1/m, halogeno amino, C1-4 alkoxy or C2-8 alkanoyloxy; and (Zm?)1/m is an anion of charge m; or a derivative in which the group NR1 is quaternarised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: BIOSTATUS LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul James Smith, Rachel J. Errington, Laurence Hylton Patterson
  • Patent number: 8997760
    Abstract: The present invention describes a hair treatment application system, comprising at least one or more hair treatment compositions (15) having a viscosity of from 3,000 cPs to 150,000 cPs and a hair treatment application device (1) comprising a first plate (10) and a second plate (20) positionable in a juxtaposed relationship when said hair treatment application device (1) is in a closed state. The hair treatment application device (1) is characterized by having a first zone comprising at least one absorbent substrate (40) on the internal surface (101) of said at least said first plates (10) and a second zone (50) on said internal surface (101) which is free of said absorbent substrate (40). Said at least one absorbent substrate (40) has a median pore radius of from 300 microns to 3,000 micron. The present invention describes also methods of treating the hair with said hair treatment application system (10) and kit comprising said hair treatment application system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Glenn, Jr., Paul James Smith
  • Patent number: 8826921
    Abstract: The device (1) for creating hair bundle effects to a hair bundle (11) described herein comprises a first portion (10) movably joined to a second portion (20) by means of a connection (30). The second portion (20) is associated with a system (70) for bending a hair bundle (11) within a cavity (12) provided in the first portion (10). The system (70) for bending the hair bundle (11) consists of at least a first fin (71) and of a second fin (72). The free distal edge (712) of the first fin (71) points toward the free distal edge (722) of the second fin (72). The device (1) preferably comprises a first metering layer (81) and more preferably also a second metering layer (82) to achieve evenness during the application of a hair treatment composition (15) to hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Paul James Smith
  • Patent number: 8826920
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator (1) for applying a hair treatment composition. The applicator (1) comprises a plate (10) and a containment portion (20) movably joined by a connection (30) so that said applicator (1) may alternate between a closed state and an open state. A first fin (50), preferably a first (50) and a second (60) fin, projects from the substantially flat internal surface (101) of the plate (10) and bend the hair strand into the containment portion (20) while the applicator (1) is in use. The hair treatment applicator according to the invention allows for precise, non-messy and even application of a hair treatment composition to the hair, in particular to a hair strand and preferably to a bundle of hair strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Edmund Baker, Paul James Smith