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: 20220147554
    Abstract: A method for generating a set of concepts related to a target concept includes accessing a set of candidate concepts, embedding the target concept and the set of candidate concepts in a semantic vector space, selecting one or more intermediate concepts from the set of candidate concepts in response to determining whether each embedded candidate concept in the set of embedded candidate concepts satisfies a predetermined relationship with the embedded target concept, and filtering the one or more intermediate concepts to yield the set of concepts related to the target concept. The method may further include generating a multiple-choice question in which the target concept corresponds to a correct answer choice and the set of concepts related to the target concept correspond to distractors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Michael A. YEN, Iain M. HARLOW, Andrew SMITH LEWIS, Paul T. MUMMA
  • Publication number: 20220144694
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an antimicrobial coating on a glass substrate, an antimicrobial coated glass substrate prepared by the process and use thereof, the process comprising the steps of: i) providing a glass substrate having a first surface and a second surface; ii) providing a silicon containing solution and a particle containing solution; iii) mixing together the silicon containing solution and the particle containing solution to form a silica coating composition; iv) contacting at least said first surface of the substrate with the silica coating composition to deposit a layer of silica on the glass substrate; and iv) curing the silica coating composition deposited on the glass substrate to form a silica matrix coating layer, wherein the particles are deposited on and/or within the silica matrix coating layer wherein the particles are deposited on and/or within the silica matrix coating layer in an amount of from 0.1 to 20% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: RORY BACK, SIMON PAUL OLIVER, LUZ ROMERO, SIMON JEFFREYS, ANDREW OLIVER SMITH
  • Publication number: 20220145231
    Abstract: A method of installing a flexible bioprocess container in a bioprocessing system having a rigid housing with an interior compartment and extending between a top and an opposing base. The method includes coupling a first surface of the flexible bioprocess container to a moveable platform positioned within the interior compartment of the rigid housing; coupling a second surface of the flexible bioprocess container to the base of the rigid housing; and moving the movable platform relative to the rigid housing and toward the top of the rigid housing so as to at least partially expand the flexible bioprocess container within the interior compartment of the rigid housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Nephi Jones, Steven Kjar, Daniel Price, Mark Smith, Paul Thacker, Tony Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20220144525
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to padding articles comprising a cancellous body formed from an agglomeration of grains made from a polymer material and are bonded together in a cancellous structure. The padding articles provide thermal insulation, sound insulation, cushioning, or a combination thereof. The disclosure also relates to container systems that include the padding articles, apparatuses/methods for manufacturing the padding articles, and methods of use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Nileshkumar Amrutiya, Michael Cuffia, Jeffery Paul Smith, Thomas D. Wetsch
  • Publication number: 20220146308
    Abstract: An optical assembly is disclosed including two laterally variable bandpass optical filters stacked at a fixed distance from each other, so that the upstream filter functions as a spatial filter for the downstream filter. The lateral displacement may cause a suppression of the Oblique beam when transmission passbands at impinging locations of the oblique beam onto the upstream and downstream filters do not overlap. A photodetector array may be disposed downstream of the downstream filter. The optical assembly may be coupled via a variety of optical conduits or optical fibers for spectroscopic measurements of a flowing sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Paula Smith, Curtis R. Hruska, Benjamin F. Catching, Paul G. Coombs
  • Publication number: 20220145801
    Abstract: A fuel system for a vehicle having an engine is provided. The fuel system including: a fuel tank for holding a hydrogen fuel in a liquid phase; a fuel delivery assembly extending from the fuel tank to the engine for providing the hydrogen fuel from the fuel tank to the engine; a vaporizer in communication with the fuel delivery assembly for heating the hydrogen fuel in the liquid phase to a gaseous phase, to a supercritical phase, or both; and a high pressure pump in fluid communication with the fuel delivery assembly at a location downstream of the vaporizer for inducing a flow of the hydrogen fuel through the fuel delivery assembly to the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Nathan Evan McCurdy Gibson, David Justin Brady, Justin Paul Smith, Mirko Gernone
  • Patent number: 11324930
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a guidewire assembly for positioning within a body of a patient may include a guidewire shaft having a proximal section and a distal section. The distal section may be configured to move within the body of a patient when the guidewire assembly is in a first operating state. The distal section may be configured to expand radially outward when the guidewire assembly is in a second operating state to engage an interior surface of the body and inhibit movement of the guidewire shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Dayton, Kevin James McElwee, Paul Smith, Dane Seddon, James Scutti
  • Patent number: 11328232
    Abstract: A method of facilitating a match between an employer with at least one job opening and job seekers is provided. The employer has a set of position preferences related to the job opening. The job seekers have suitability data, resumes, etc., that are provided to the employer. The suitability data includes normalized assessment data. The method includes the steps of: determining a position quotient based on the position preferences; deriving a performance quotient for each job seeker, the performance quotient including normalized assessment data; comparing each the performance quotient to the position quotient; and ranking each the job seeker based on the comparison of the performance quotient to the position quotient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: The Institute For Motivational Living
    Inventors: Bradley Paul Smith, Sanford G. Kulkin
  • Patent number: 11328231
    Abstract: A method of facilitating a match between an employer with at least one job opening and job seekers is provided. The employer has a set of position preferences related to the job opening. The job seekers have suitability data, resumes, etc., that are provided to the employer. The suitability data includes normalized assessment data. The method includes the steps of: determining a position quotient based on the position preferences; deriving a performance quotient for each job seeker, the performance quotient including normalized assessment data; comparing each the performance quotient to the position quotient; and ranking each the job seeker based on the comparison of the performance quotient to the position quotient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: The Institute For Motivational Living
    Inventors: Bradley Paul Smith, Sanford G. Kulkin
  • Publication number: 20220133325
    Abstract: A device for treating tissue includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending therethrough, the capsule releasably coupled to a proximal portion of the device and clip jaws, proximal ends of which are slidably received within the channel of the capsule so that the clip jaws are movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration. Clip jaws are configured so that a distance between the distal ends of the clip jaws in an open configuration is between 15 and 18 millimeters. Clip jaws further include barbs extending from a distal portion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Paul SMITH, Ray H. TONG, Kevin McELWEE, Shawn RYAN, Matthew R. JAGELSKI, Norman MAY, Narunn SUON
  • Publication number: 20220133323
    Abstract: A medical device, comprising a fastening assembly, wherein the fastening assembly includes an adapter defining an opening therethrough, a fastener releasably coupled to the adapter, wherein the fastener includes at least two jaws pivotable relative to one another, the fastener having a first configuration wherein the jaws are open and a second configuration wherein the jaws are closed, and at least one cable coupled to the fastener and the adapter, the at least one cable being configured to apply tension to the fastener to transition between the first configuration and the second configuration while the fastener is coupled to the adapter, and to control release of the fastener from the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan EVERS, Michael S.H. CHU, Paul SMITH, Narunn SUON
  • Patent number: 11322426
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a microjet array for use as a thermal management system for a heat generating device, such as an RF device. The microjet array is formed in a jet plate, which is attached directly to the substrate containing the heat generating device. Additional enhancing features are used to further improve the heat transfer coefficient above that inherently achieved by the array. Some of these enhancements may also have other functions, such as adding mechanical structure, electrical connectivity or pathways for waveguides. This technology enables higher duty cycles, higher power levels, increased component lifetime, and/or improved SWaP for RF devices operating in airborne, naval (surface and undersea), ground, and space environments. This technology serves as a replacement for existing RF device thermal management solutions, such as high-SWaP finned heat sinks and cold plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Bernard A. Malouin, Jr., James Paul Smith, Eric A. Browne
  • Publication number: 20220126935
    Abstract: A modular trailer comprising a base frame and a side-rail assembly configured to be secured to the base frame. The side-rail assembly comprises an elongated side rail and a plurality of uprights extending from the side rail. The modular trailer further comprises a plurality of connection assemblies configured to secure the side-rail assembly to the base frame. Each connection assembly comprises an outer connection plate rigidly secured to an associated upright of the plurality of uprights and one or more fasteners configured to extend through the base frame and into engagement with the outer connection plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Samuel YODER, Jeff HULTQUIST, Jordan KIMBROUGH, Paul SMITH
  • Patent number: 11304949
    Abstract: The present application provides methods of treating hidradenitis suppurativa in a patient in need thereof, comprising administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound which inhibits JAK1 and/or JAK2, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Incyte Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Howell, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 11305274
    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: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ANGLE EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: Alexandre Izmailov, David Englert, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 11310642
    Abstract: Peripheral devices such as wearables can link to mobile devices to access network elements. These peripheral devices can comprise a communication part and a processing part. Each of these parts, specially the processing part of the next item in a communication chain, can be multiple times larger and stronger than the previous linked item. For instance, the peripheral device can be connected to the mobile device which can be in line connected to an NodeB device. Because the processing power of mobile device can be several times stronger than the peripheral, a mobile edge computing platform and a multi-access application function facilitate sharing of processing power capabilities between the peripheral devices, mobile devices, and/or the NodeB devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui, Paul Smith, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220104701
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue dissection. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to medical devices that lift and retract tissue during a dissection procedure to improve visualization of the target tissue and mitigate obstructions for dissection tools. In particular, the present disclosure relates to devices that transition from a constrained to an unconstrained bowed configuration to immobilize and retract the dissected portion of target tissue during a dissection procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Paul Smith, Danny S. Lee, Scott E. Brechbiel, Jialiang Wang, Sean P. Fleury
  • Patent number: 11297555
    Abstract: In 6G, there are multiple radios that can cover the same location at any time, and yet radio failure can occur. However, a mobile edge computing (MEC) platform can increase the footprint of adjacent radios to compensate for a failed radio. To reduce the failure interruption and maintain a quality of experience for a subscriber, the MEC can utilize a virtual session capability to communicate radio change of service characteristics to a service provider. Consequently, the change in service characteristics can comprise an expanded coverage area for adjacent radios such that a mobile device of the subscriber can take advantage of the expanded coverage area without experiencing an interruption in service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui, Paul Smith, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220096090
    Abstract: A closure device includes a first ring structure having a first distal portion and a first medial portion and a second ring structure having a second distal portion and a second medial portion. The first and second distal portions are movable between an open position, where the first and second distal portions form an angle relative to one another for receiving target tissue therebetween, and a closed position, where the first and second distal portions are drawn toward one another for gripping the target tissue. The device also includes an anvil about which the first and second medial portions are formed. Either one of proximal motion of the anvil relative to the first and second rings or proximal motion of the medial portions relative to the anvil causes the first and second distal portions to move into either one of the open position or the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Paul SMITH, Kevin L. BAGLEY, Ryan EVERS, Narunn SUON, James J. SCUTTI
  • Publication number: 20220095899
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in its various aspects, is directed to expandable guide devices, implementation methods, and related systems. In one example, an expandable guide device is configured to receive an instrument through an instrument lumen of the device. Each of a plurality of expandable members are disposed circumferentially about a body of the device that defines the instrument lumen, and each expandable member is configured to be independently transitionable between an expanded configuration and an unexpanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Brittany Elizabeth Reed, Hannah Rebar, Judith Beaudoin Frontin, James Weldon, Michael Anthony Melito, Aram Lee, Max A. Berman, Paul Smith, Conor Reid, Jan Weber, Andrea Cahill, Tara Ann Jarobski, Tyler Cloyd, Nestor Allan Ibanez