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).

  • Patent number: 12017839
    Abstract: An aerosol container suitable for use as an aerosol dispenser. The aerosol container includes at least a valve and product delivery device joined to an outer container. The valve and product delivery device have respective annular welds or other seals joining the valve and product delivery to the outer container. The welds, or other seals may be concentric, with one circumscribing the other, in the same plane or different planes. Suitable product delivery devices include bags and dip tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Paul Cassoni, Kerry Lloyd Weaver, Robert Earl Magness, Andrew William Franckhauser, Matthew Aaron Neumann, Douglas Bruce Zeik, Scott Edward Smith
  • Publication number: 20240197300
    Abstract: An accessory device for use with a medical device includes a first cuff secured to a distal end of the medical device, a second cuff secured to the medical device proximal of the first cuff, an actuator, and at least one actuation wire extending from the first cuff, through the second cuff, to the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2024
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Conor REID, Andrea CAHILL, Tara Ann JAROBSKI, Paul SMITH, Tyler CLOYD, Nestor Allan IBANEZ, Jan WEBER
  • Publication number: 20240197953
    Abstract: Devices, kits, and methods of delivering a plurality of strips to a tissue defect site to promote covering and/or closure of the tissue defect are described. The kit may include a first medical device configured to push the plurality of strips housed therein through a distal opening and a second medical device defining a working channel for insertion of the first medical device. Methods may include introducing a distal portion of a medical device housing a plurality of strips that include a biocompatible material into a gastrointestinal tract, positioning the distal portion of the device proximate a target site of a tissue wall of the gastrointestinal tract that includes a defect, and applying the plurality of strips to the target site by pushing the plurality of strips out of a distal opening of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2023
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Lauren S. LYDECKER, Megan CHROBAK, Eric GREENE, Paul SMITH
  • Patent number: 12013264
    Abstract: Position sensing apparatus is provided. In one example implementation, the position sensing apparatus comprises a first member having an excitation conductive winding and a detection conductive winding formed thereon, and a second member having a resonant circuit formed thereon. An integrated circuit comprising excitation signal generation and detection signal processing circuitry is arranged to generate an alternating excitation signal at a resonant frequency of the resonant circuit and to process an alternating detection signal induced in the detection conductive winding as a result of a magnetic field generated by the alternating excitation signal flowing through the excitation conductive winding, and the excitation conductive winding and the detection conductive winding are arranged so that the detection signal varies in dependence on the relative position of the first and second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA AVX COMPONENTS (WERNE) GMBH
    Inventors: David Witts, Peter Constantinou, Paul Smith, Timothy Biggs, Andrew Parker
  • Patent number: 12013300
    Abstract: A torque sensor can be configured to detect the positions of rotor targets relative to the position of respective receiver structures. A torque sensor can include an oscillator circuit coupled to an excitation coil. The oscillator circuit can be configured to generate a periodic voltage signal and energize the excitation coil with the periodic voltage signal. The inductive torque sensor can include a stator circuit board including receivers with receiver structures that are periodically repeated. The inductive torque sensor can include rotor targets coupled to respective rotors, the rotor targets can be configured to affect the strength of the inductive coupling between the excitation coil and the respective receivers. The inductive torque sensor can include processing circuitry configured to provide signals associated with positions of the rotor targets relative to their respective receiver structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Kyocera AVX Components (Werne) GmbH
    Inventors: David Witts, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 12007101
    Abstract: A luminaire with a tool-less assembly feature that enhances ease of installation and serviceability in the field. The luminaire's housing defines a compartment accessible via a window adjacent a pair of opposed shoulders. The luminaire further includes a lighting module dimensioned to be received and retained in the window in an interference fit with the shoulders. The lighting module may include an LED module/light guide plate and/or an LED refractor assembly/LED gear tray. A resilient member is supported on the housing in position to abut the lighting module and deflect during insertion of the lighting module through the window, and to at least partially resile to maintain the lighting module against the shoulders in an operative position on the housing. Further, the resilient member is positioned to deflect during removal and to resile to tilt or otherwise assist in ejecting the lighting module from the housing during tool-less disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: EXTANT LIGHTING, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Paul Koch, Arthur Lee Smith
  • Patent number: 12005067
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to topical treatment of skin diseases, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, alopecia, vitiligo, Reiter's syndrome, pityriasis rubra pilaris, epidermolysis bullosa simplex, palmoplantar keratoderma, pachyonychia congenita, steatocystoma multiplex, cutaneous lichen planus, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, hidradenitis suppurativa, contact dermatitis, ichthyosis, and a disorder of keratinization, using (a) a JAK inhibitor, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and (b) vitamin D3, a vitamin D3 analog, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Incyte Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Zheng Zhang, Melissa Parker, James Fidge
  • Patent number: 12005403
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mixing chamber apparatus suitable for high-volume sampling (HVS) application. The mixing chamber apparatus includes, among other elements, inlet and outlet manifolds, a mixing chamber, and a tubing manifold for the introduction of clean, turbulent air into the mixing chamber. The inlet manifold defines a plurality of vapor ports that can be in fluid communication with one or more vapor sources to be sampled and mixed within the mixing chamber. Also described herein is a baffled mixing system that can be used alone or in combination with the disclosed mixing chamber apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignees: Signature Science, LLC, Government of The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventors: Joseph A. Dicicco, Paul M. Flanigan, IV, David Perry, John Brady, Barry Smith
  • Publication number: 20240187318
    Abstract: A flexible service-based architecture (SBA) for next generation communication networks is described. In an embodiment, a method performed by a system comprising a processor comprises receiving a service request for provision of a data communication service to a communication device via a communication network comprising a plurality of different network resources defined by resource components and sub-components of the resource components. In response to receiving the service request, accessing network resource abstraction information that identifies the resource components, and the sub-components respectively associated with the resource components, and selecting a subset of the different network resources for the provision of the data communication service to the communication device based a service criterion associated with the data communication service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2024
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Hongyan Lei, Paul Smith, JR.
  • Patent number: 12001069
    Abstract: A space active optical cable (SAOC) includes a cable including one or more optical fibers, and two or more electrical transceivers on opposing ends of the cable and interconnected by the cable. Each of the electrical transceivers includes an enclosure that encloses one or more light sources, one or more light detectors, and control electronics. Also included in the enclosure are a coupling medium to couple light into and out of the one or more optical fibers. The coupling medium can be reflecting surface or an on-axis mount. The enclosure provides a suitable heat propagation and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, and the cable and the two or more electrical transceivers are radiation resistant. SAOC features optionally support a health check algorithm that allows trending optical performance in the absence of an optical connector and a potential surface treatment to increase nominally low emissivity of an EMI conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: AirBorn, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance A. Wood, Harsha Krishna Kopuru, Rebekah Jean Mitchell, Jason Paul Smith, Timothy John Wasland
  • Patent number: 12002862
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first device plane over a substrate. The first device plane includes a first transistor device having a first source/drain (S/D) region formed in an S/D channel. A second device plane is formed over the first device plane. The second device plane includes a second transistor device having a second gate formed in a gate channel which is adjacent to the S/D channel. A first inter-level connection is formed from the first S/D region of the first transistor device to the second gate of the second transistor device. The first inter-level connection includes a lateral offset from the S/D channel to the gate channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Lars Liebmann, Jeffrey Smith, Daniel Chanemougame, Paul Gutwin
  • Publication number: 20240173030
    Abstract: An anchor capable of being delivered in a delivery configuration and deployed through anatomical tissue with the use of a delivery device. Upon deployment, the anchor shifts into a deployment configuration with at least a distal anchor portion extending transverse to a medial portion of the anchor. The anchor is removable from the anatomical tissue with the use of a retrieval device which grasps a proximal end of the anchor and proximally retracts the anchor into a flexible tubular element to return the anchor to the delivery configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter L. Dayton, Paul Smith, Douglas Melanson
  • Patent number: 11992490
    Abstract: The present application provides methods of treating a disease selected from cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) and Lichen planus (LP) in a patient in need thereof, comprising administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of a JAK1 selective inhibitor, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Incyte Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Jörg Wenzel
  • Patent number: 11995034
    Abstract: A method for generating and maintaining hierarchical tags with community-based ratings is provided. Tags for media streams are organized into a hierarchical format. Users may select tags from the hierarchical tag database that describes a particular multimedia content. If the user is unable to locate a desired tag, the user may submit a new tag. Upon submission of the new tag, a librarian approves the tag before storing and placing the tag in the hierarchical tag database. Users are also able to rate the quality of the association between the tag and the multimedia content. If a tag is rated low, the tag may be removed from the hierarchical tag database. If the tag is rated highly, display of the tag in a list of tags becomes more prominent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Barton, Brian Beach, David Platt, Kevin Smith, Michael Klar, Paul Stevens, David Chamberlin, Richard Lee
  • Patent number: 11992981
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for producing expanded polymer pellets, which comprises the following steps: melting a polymer comprising a polyamide; adding at least one blowing agent; expanding the melt through at least one die for producing an expanded polymer; and pelletizing the expanded polymer. The invention further concerns polymer pellets produced with the method as well as their use, e.g. for the production of cushioning elements for sports apparel, such as for producing soles or parts of soles of sports shoes. A further aspect of the invention concerns a method for the manufacture of molded components, comprising loading pellets of an expanded to polymer material into a mold, and connecting the pellets by providing heat energy, wherein the expanded polymer material of the pellets or beads comprises a chain extender. The molded components may be used in broad ranges of application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Christopher Edward Holmes, Tru Huu Minh Le, Sabrina Kerling, Dharan Kirupanantham, Volker Altstädt, Amir Fathi, Daniel Raps, Clemens Keilholz, Thomas Koeppl, Paul Smith, Jan Hill, Angus Wardlaw, Daniel Stephen Price, James Tarrier, Christopher Robertson
  • Patent number: 11992217
    Abstract: A device includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending therethrough. The capsule is releasably coupled to a proximal portion of the device. Device also includes a first arm rigidly fixed to the distal end of the capsule to extend distally therefrom. In addition, Device includes a second arm, a proximal end of which is slidably received within the capsule so that the second arm is movable between an open configuration, in which the second arm is moved laterally away from the first arm and a distal end of the second arm is moved distally past the distal end of the first arm, and a closed configuration, in which the second arm is moved toward the first arm and the distal end of the second arm is moved proximally toward the distal end of the first arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Matthew R. Jagelski, Narunn Suon, Kevin J. McElwee, Shawn Ryan, Alex Sekulic
  • Patent number: 11987332
    Abstract: A boat lift controller may include a digital switch, a power-isolation relay, and a motor-direction-select relay, together which control a motor. The digital switch may provide power to the power-isolation relay. The power-isolation relay may provide power to the motor-direction-select relay and to the motor. The motor-direction-select relay may control the direction in which the shaft of the motor turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Premier Remotes and Products, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Brown, Dustin Smith, Paul Berkemeier, Mark Austin
  • Patent number: 11986186
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Evers, Michael S. H. Chu, Paul Smith, Narunn Suon
  • Patent number: 11985160
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cyber-security system that is configured to aggregate and unify data from multiple components and platforms on a network. The system allows security administrators to design and implement a workflow of device-actions taken by security individuals in response to a security incident. Based on the nature of a particular threat, the cyber-security system may initiate an action plan that is tailored to the security operations center and their operating procedures to protect potentially impacted components and network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: MUSARUBRA US LLC
    Inventors: Bernard Thomas, David Scott, Fred Brott, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: D1031570
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: PACCAR Inc
    Inventors: Jon Forrest Acton, Derek Sancer, Brad Powell, Reed Greenwood, Quentin Vanderlaan, Sodarith Sibounheuang, Jeffrey Paul Smith, Victor Garcia