Patents by Inventor Paul Smith

Paul 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: 20210106323
    Abstract: A suture device may include a suture translation assembly configured to be axially translatable within a lumen of a delivery system and a distal assembly configured to be securable to the distal end of the delivery system. The suture translation assembly and the distal assembly may cooperate to enable a user to pass a needle back and forth between the two in order to endoscopically suture a defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: SHAUN D. COMEE, DENNIS B. HUBBARD, JR., JASON R. LEBEAU, NORMAN C. MAY, PAUL SMITH, ROBERT B. DeVRIES, CHRISTOPHER R. DEUEL, STAN ROBERT GILBERT
  • Publication number: 20210108573
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a gas turbine engine core having a high pressure compressor, a combustor, and a high pressure turbine in serial relationship; and a low pressure compressor upstream of the gas turbine engine core; wherein the low pressure compressor driven by a variable speed power source such that the rotational speed of the low pressure compressor is controllable independently from the rotational speed of any turbine of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Arthur William Sibbach, Brandon Wayne Miller, Justin Paul Smith, Brian Lewis Devendorf, Carlos Walberto Perez
  • Patent number: 10974040
    Abstract: Technologies and implementations for a defibrillator electrode having communicative capabilities are generally disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Goeman Jensen, Jennifer Elaine Hoss, Mitchell A. Smith, Kenneth J Peterson, Maren Louise Nelson, Andres Belalcazar, Daniel W. Piraino, John Robert Knapinski, Matthew L. Bielstein, Ethan P. Albright, Jeffery S. Edwards, Paul S. Tamura
  • Patent number: 10973499
    Abstract: A medical device may include a needle, including a plurality of links and a distal tip, reciprocally movable between a first configuration and a second configuration, and a conduit including a lumen extending through the needle, the conduit being coupled to the distal tip, wherein longitudinal movement of the conduit is configured to transition the needle between the first configuration and the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter L. Dayton, Ryan V. Wales, Sean P. Fleury, Paul Smith, Scott E. Brechbiel, Kevin Mcelwee
  • Patent number: 10973506
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present disclosure, a tissue retraction system may include a first anchor, a second anchor, and an elongate coupling member extending between the first anchor and the second anchor. The system also may include a holder for receiving the first anchor, the second anchor, and the elongate coupling element. The holder may include a proximal portion and a distal portion. The distal portion may have a smaller width than the proximal portion such that the distal portion exerts a force on a proximal end of the first anchor during deployment of the first anchor from the holder. The force may move the first anchor into an open configuration for receiving tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Ryan V. Wales, Kevin James McElwee, Naroun Suon, Samuel Raybin, Alexander Joseph Burnham, Ray Hewenson Tong, Mary Ann Cornell, Niklas Andersson, John B. Golden, Scott E. Brechbiel
  • Publication number: 20210100672
    Abstract: Stent delivery systems and methods for making and using stent delivery systems are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include an inner member having a stent receiving region, a stent disposed along the stent receiving region, a deployment sheath axially slidable relative to the inner member, the deployment sheath having a proximal end region, a handle coupled to the deployment sheath, a rod coupled to the handle, the rod having a distal end region, a proximal end region and a first threaded portion extending from the distal end region to the proximal end region and a coupling member configured to couple the rod to the deployment sheath, the coupling member having an engagement portion. Additionally, the first threaded portion of the rod is designed to engage the engagement portion of coupling member and rotation of the rod is designed to translate the coupling member along the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: BRADY SCOTT LOGAN, PAUL GOUDREAU, IAN FORTE, ANDREW SMITH, TYLER HEBIG, RYAN HENDRICKSON, DEREK KENNETH LARSON, JASON T. ANDERSON, ROWAN OLUND HETTEL
  • Patent number: 10972548
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for configuring deployment of a distributed system across a plurality of machines of a network. The method may include obtaining network information describing network communication characteristics between a plurality of machines of a network. The method may also include obtaining inter-container communication information describing at least one characteristic of communication between pairs of machines of the plurality of machines for a predetermined time period. The method may also include determining a cost function, the cost function mapping a potential container deployment configuration to an expected communication time, based on the network information and the inter-container communication. The method may also include processing the cost function with an optimization algorithm. The method may also include, in response to the processing, identifying a container deployment configuration having an associated cost that meets a cost requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander John Naylor, Oliver Paul Masters, Samuel Christopher Smith, Andrew James Dunnings
  • Publication number: 20210093894
    Abstract: A radiotherapy system, comprising: a patient support, a radiation beam generator, a gantry on which the radiation beam generator is mounted, the gantry being moveable so as to rotate the radiation beam generator around the patient support, and a control system including a real-time control system mounted on the gantry and configured to provide real-time control signals to the patient support, the radiation beam generator, and the gantry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Ralf SPRIESTERBACH, Paul BERWICK, Adrian SMITH, Paul BOXALL
  • Patent number: 10961713
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Coming Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Patent number: 10963875
    Abstract: Financing obtained from a lender may be processed by a retailer in a manner similar to a credit card. For example, transaction data associated with a transaction to acquire one or more items from the retailer may be entered at a point of sale terminal of the retailer. A request may be sent for a temporary shopping pass associated with an account of a consumer at the lender. The temporary shopping pass may be used as a virtual payment instrument to access financing (e.g., a loan, a lease, or a credit) provided by the lender. After receiving the temporary shopping pass, the shopping pass data included in the temporary shopping pass, such as a one-time card number, may be entered into the point of sale terminal. The transaction may be completed by processing the shopping pass data as a credit card type tender using the point of sale terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Vyze, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristin Marie Alvarez, Terence Paul Spielman, Thomas G. Carter, Christopher James Smith, Victorino Cardenas, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210092583
    Abstract: Facilitating mobility as a service in advanced networks (e.g., 5G, 6G, and beyond) is provided herein. Operations of a method can comprise evaluating, by a system comprising a processor, a group of characteristics of a device. The method also can comprise enabling, by the system, a mobility management function as a mobility microservice. Further, the method can comprise activating, by the system, microservices of a group of microservices, comprising the mobility microservice, based on the group of characteristics of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Paul Smith, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210085673
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of providing pain relief in a human subject in need thereof comprising administering (R)-dihydroetorphine to said subject, wherein said (R)-dihydroetorphine is administered in a dose of at least 0.01 ?g/kg, preferably at least 0.05 ?g/kg, and the level of respiratory depression in said subject is 65 or less % relative to the baseline level pre-administration of (R)-dihydroetorphine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: EURO-CELTIQUE S.A.
    Inventors: John WATKINS, Alexander Oksche, Kevin Smith, Heikki Mansikka, Paul Bailey
  • Patent number: 10954237
    Abstract: The invention provides compounds of formula (I): which contain a 4-membered heterocyclic amide, where the variables are defined in the specification, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, that are useful as JAK kinase inhibitors. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, methods of using such compounds to treat respiratory diseases, and processes and intermediates useful for preparing such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Theravance Biopharma R&D IP, LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Fatheree, Gary E. L. Brandt, Cameron Smith, Steven D. E. Sullivan, Lori Jean Van Orden
  • Patent number: 10952711
    Abstract: A device for treating tissue includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therein and a clip slidably received within the lumen of the capsule. The clip includes a middle prong, a first outer prong and a second outer prong. The first prong is coupled to the middle prong so that the first prong is movable relative to the middle prong between a first open configuration and a first closed configuration. The second outer prong coupled to the middle prong so that the second prong is movable relative to the middle prong between a second open configuration and a second closed configuration. The first and second outer prongs are independently movable relative to the middle prong to be moved between the first and second open configurations to the first and second open configurations and the first and second closed configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Raybin, Paul Smith, Naroun Suon, John B. Golden, Bernard Barrosse Schwartz, Kevin Scott Gell
  • Patent number: 10953605
    Abstract: Described are methods for making three dimensional objects. A nozzle is positioned within a gel inside a container of gel. The position of the nozzle within the gel is changed while depositing solidifying material through the nozzle. The gel supports the solidifying material at the position at which the solidifying material is deposited. The solidifying material is solidified to form a solid material, which is a three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Steeicase Incorporated
    Inventors: Skylar J. E. Tibbits, Christophe Guberan, Jared Smith Laucks, Schendy G. Kernizan, Kathleen Sofia Hajash, Bjorn Eric Sparrman, Paul Noll
  • Publication number: 20210084702
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards session mapping in multi-access communication networks. A main session can be established between a mobile edge computing device (MEC) and a core network. The MEC can also establish multiple respective virtual sessions with multiple respective access network computing devices, and the MEC can map the main session to the multiple respective virtual sessions. A user equipment (UE) can connect to any of the respective access network computing devices, thereby communicating via any of the respective virtual sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Paul Smith, JR., Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 10946375
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cartridge and method to move fluids within the cartridge that simplifies the design and removes the need for any internal valves or metering devices. The design is amenable to injection molded manufacturing lowering cost for large volume manufacturing. The design can be adapted to carry out both sample preparation and detection of biological substances including nucleic acids and proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Angle Europe Limited
    Inventors: Alexandre Izmailov, David Englert, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 10948331
    Abstract: A capacitive sensing system may include a fluid cup configured to receive a fluid, and processing circuitry and a capacitive sensor coupled to one another, the capacitive sensor is a distance separated from and in parallel with a top surface of the fluid in the fluid cup, the distance the capacitive sensor is separated from the top surface of the fluid being variable with a fill level of the fluid in the fluid cup. The capacitive sensor and the fluid in the fluid cup may form elements of a capacitor with a capacitance that is a function of at least the distance the capacitive sensor is separated from the top surface of the fluid. The processing circuitry may be configured to measure a change in signal corresponding to a change in capacitance of the capacitor and determine the fill level based on a magnitude of the change in signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: George Marshall Horne, Thomas Josefsson, Stephen Smith, Paul Stoufer, Vasantha Chitta
  • Publication number: 20210071423
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20210073223
    Abstract: A system for determining biological entities of interest is described. The system comprises a user input module configured to receive a search term comprising a representation of a biological entity; a search module configured to determine which biological entities of a set have a known association with the biological entity of the search term, those having a known association being results and those not having a known association being non-results, wherein biological entities of the set are related to each other by parent-child relationships in a relationship tree; and an analysis module configured to determine biological entities of interest by identifying non-results that have one or more results within a boundary in the relationship tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: BENEVOLENTAI TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Daniel Paul SMITH