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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10942540
    Abstract: An output signal device and method that provides the operator force feedback similar to a pilot control joystick. These force feedback regions include free play, dead-band start of modulation, modulation, fore-warning bumper and hold near max angle. This output signal device may also vary the fore-warning feel and hold positions to be at any angle. This output signal device uses force sensing as the signal and has force slope changes used as auto-calibration of the output signal. This improves signal accuracy and provides a service prognostic signal. The prognostic signal may be used to activate redundant sensor. The variable force feedback may improve operation on rough terrain. The force feedback, may allow more productive operating positions to be learned. This enables productivity and other important job site criteria such as fuel usage to be optimized by interactive communication with this output signal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Prince Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Paul Smith, Chun Feng Xia, Lukasz Grzegorz Osikowicz
  • Patent number: 10932842
    Abstract: A device for treating a 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 arms, proximal ends of which are slidably received within the channel of the capsule so that the clip arms are movable between an open configuration, and a closed configuration. A core member is coupled to the clip alms, the core member including a proximal portion and a distal portion releasably connected to one another so that, when the core member is subjected to a predetermined load, the proximal and distal portions are separated from one another. An electrically conductive control member is connected to the core member, a proximal end of the connected member connected to a power source for delivering an electrical current to the clip arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Peter Dayton, Samuel Raybin, Ray H. Tong
  • Patent number: 10932771
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: 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: 20210055135
    Abstract: An inductive position sensor may be configured to detect relative position between a first member and a second member. The inductive position sensor may include a transmit aerial configured to be disposed on the first member. The inductive position sensor may include a receive aerial configured to be disposed on the first member. The inductive position sensor may include processing circuitry configured to provide one or more signals indicative of the relative position between the first member and the second member based on a receive signal induced in the receive aerial resulting from a signal provided to the transmit aerial. One or more of the transmit aerial and the receive aerial may include one or more windings. A shape of the one or more windings can be a combination of a sinusoidal waveform and one or more scaled harmonics of the sinusoidal waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Paul Smith, David Witts
  • Publication number: 20210038204
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for obtaining a navigating to a targeted biopsy region are disclosed. An example device for navigating to a targeted biopsy region may include an elongate shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, an inflation lumen, and a vacuum lumen. An inflatable balloon may be positioned proximal to the distal end of the elongate shaft. The device may further include an ultrasound transducer positioned adjacent to the distal end of the elongate shaft and a power and control unit in electrical communication with the ultrasound transducer. A vacuum source may be in fluid communication with the vacuum lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: John A. HINGSTON, Daniel R. QUINN, Steven E. WALAK, Jason MORRELL, Michelle Pham TRAN, Pat S. PHONGSAVANH, Mahfuza AHMED, Paul SMITH, Michael M. BOREK, Gerald FREDRICKSON, Michael E. ZUPKOFSKA, Douglas C. SHEPARD, Gene T. STORBECK, Michael D. SINISI
  • Patent number: 10905451
    Abstract: A medical device including an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween. The medical device may further include an end-effector disposed at the distal end of the elongate member. The end-effector may include a plurality of arms pivotally connected to one another, wherein each arm includes a tissue-contacting surface, a first portion of the tissue-contacting surface including a plurality of ridges configured to grasp tissue. Further, the tissue-contacting surface may include a channel oriented substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Kappel, Sean Fleury, Paul Smith, Brandon Zalewski, Laurie Soderbom
  • Publication number: 20210022746
    Abstract: A device for treating hemorrhoids includes a housing sized and shaped for insertion to a target site within a rectum. The device also includes an inner member received within the housing such that the member may move longitudinally relative to the housing. In addition, the device includes a ligating mechanism at a distal end of the member which includes grasping arms movable between a receiving configuration in which distal ends of the arms are separated from one another and a grasping configuration in which the distal ends are drawn together to grasp tissue. The mechanism includes a ligating band received around the arms that is movable distally off of the arms to constrict around tissue grasped by the arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Paul SMITH, Tyler CLOYD, Joseph RAUSA, Elizabeth MARK, Jared ROBERTSON, Conor REID, Andrew L. AKERS
  • Publication number: 20210027863
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for searching a set of biological entities. The system comprises: a user input module configured to receive a user input comprising a representation of a biological entity; a search module configured to determine which entities of a set of biological entities are associated with the user input; a visualisation module configured to render a visualisation of multiple biological entities of the set and of parent-child relationships between them; and an overlay module configured to render an association indicator visually indicating one or more biological entities of the visualisation that are associated with the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: BENEVOLENTAI TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Daniel Paul SMITH
  • Publication number: 20210025382
    Abstract: A method includes supplying a plurality of generators, each generator in electrical communication with a switchgear with each switchgear in data communication with a generator data management system. The method also includes supplying a plurality of electrically driven fracturing pumps with each electrically driven fracturing pump in data communication with pump data management system. Further, the method includes supplying a load shedding system, the load shedding system in data communication with the generator data management system and a pump control system, the pump control system in data communication with the pump data management system. The method includes determining which pumps should have speed reduced by the load shedding system and reducing the speed of the pumps determined by the load shedding system using the pump control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Chris Harvell, Paul Smith, Mark Payne
  • Publication number: 20210022733
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a fastening device may include a coupling body having (1) a portion configured to couple to a distal end of a medical device, (2) a cartridge holder, and (3) an anvil pivotably coupled to the cartridge holder. The cartridge holder and the anvil may extend distally from the portion and may be configured to extend distally of a distalmost face of the medical device when the portion is coupled to the distal end of the medical device. A flexible member may be configured to extend through a channel of the medical device. A fastener cartridge may be coupled to a distal end of the flexible member, including at least one fastener, and may be configured for releasable coupling to the cartridge holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul SMITH, Ryan V. WALES, Michael PEACHOCK, Nathan CUMMINGS
  • Patent number: D909954
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Haigh Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Christopher Edwin Hadley, Ian Paul Smith
  • Patent number: D912612
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Haigh Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Christopher Edwin Hadley, Ian Paul Smith