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: 20210022720
    Abstract: A fastening mechanism that comprises an actuator, a fastening device attached to a distal end of the actuator, and a device coupler, wherein the fastening device is pivotally attached to the device coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul SMITH, Jeffrey Bean, John GOLDEN, Kenneth Keene, Douglas Melanson
  • Patent number: 10900274
    Abstract: An insulated glass assembly includes a first pane of translucent, obscure, or transparent sheet material, a second pane of translucent, obscure, or transparent sheet material spaced apart from the first pane, a perimeter spacer positioned between the first and second panes and extending around the perimeter of the panes, and an internal divider disposed between the first and second spaced apart panes. The internal divider is spaced from the first pane and second panes of sheet material to form a first gap and a second gap therebetween. The insulated glass assembly further includes a first spring element and a second element within the gaps between the internal divider and the first and second spaced apart panes. The first spring element and the second element combine to bias the internal divider against contact with either of the first and second spaced apart panes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Pella Corporation
    Inventors: Howard C. Anderson, III, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 10903141
    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 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Bernard A. Malouin, Jr., James Paul Smith, Eric A. Browne
  • Patent number: 10900077
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for detecting multiple different nucleotides in a sample. In particular, the disclosure provides for detection of multiple different nucleotides in a sample utilizing fewer detection moieties than the number of nucleotides being detected and/or fewer imaging events than the number of nucleotides being detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert C. Kain, Xiaohai Liu, Wenyi Feng, Bernard Hirschbein, Helmy A. Eltoukhy, Xiaolin Wu, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Jonathan Mark Boutell, Thomas Joseph, Randall Smith, Min-Jui Richard Shen, Carolyn Tregidgo, Kay Klausing
  • Publication number: 20210007737
    Abstract: A medical device may include a shaft extending from a proximal end toward a distal end, the shaft including a lumen extending from the proximal end toward the distal end; a first stapling head at the distal end, the first stapling head configured to contain one or more staples, and the first stapling head having a block disposed within, and movable relative to, the first stapling head; a second stapling head at the distal end; and a pushing element extending through the lumen, the pushing element being movable from a first position to a second position, wherein transition of the pushing element from the first position to the second position urges the block to move toward second stapling head to deploy the one or more staples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Nora BELKHAYAT, Ryan V. WALES, Paul SMITH, Conor REID, Jeff GRAY
  • Publication number: 20210007736
    Abstract: An endoscopic tissue fastening device may include a body having a first portion and a second portion arranged alongside the first portion. The second portion may extend distally of the first portion and may terminate in a distal end face of the body. The device may further include a tissue fastening assembly having a fastening head with a proximal end and a distal end. The fastening head may be deflectable at a location between the proximal end and the distal end of the fastening head. The tissue fastening assembly may be received within a lumen of the body. Further, the body may be moveable between an unarticulated configuration and an articulated configuration. In the articulated configuration, a central longitudinal axis of the second portion of the body may be substantially parallel with a central longitudinal axis of the tissue fastening assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Gary Jordan, Nathan Cummings, Ryan Wales, Douglas Melanson
  • Patent number: 10887798
    Abstract: A vertically integrated slice management system is provided that can leverage dynamic alliances of access layer, core layer, and service layer services. The system can instantiate a vertical slice that incorporates one or more services and network functions from a selection of layer slices in order to provide a streamlined and efficient mechanism for serving a user device based on the type of the user device, and the type of service requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui, Paul Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10876158
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for pairwise sequencing of a double-stranded polynucleotide template, which methods result in the sequential determination of nucleotide sequences in two distinct and separate regions of the polynucleotide template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Illumina Cambridge Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Paul Smith, Jonathan Mark Boutell, Colin Lloyd Barnes, Roberto Rigatti, Niall Anthony Gormley, David Bentley, Tobias William Barr Ost, Vincent Peter Smith, Graham John Worsley, Eric Hans Vermaas
  • Publication number: 20200397231
    Abstract: An endoscopic cap assembly may include a sleeve and a cap. The cap may include a cap channel extending along an external surface of the cap. The cap may also include an engagement feature extending radially outwardly from the external surface of the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan WALES, Paul SMITH, Scott BRECHBIEL
  • Publication number: 20200390436
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to apparatus, devices, and methods for increasing force distribution at a suture-tissue interface. In some embodiments, a tissue suturing device may include a deployment device and a plurality of tissue supports deployable from the deployment device towards a target tissue. The plurality of tissue supports may each include a central opening for receiving a suture during deployment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Laura E. Christakis, Paul Smith, Ryan V. Wales, Scott E. Brechbiel, Jeff Gray, Sean P. Fleury
  • Publication number: 20200378232
    Abstract: An integrated fracking system includes a substructure assembly including one or more frame rails. The integrated fracking system includes a pump subsystem having a frac pump and a motor. The pump subsystem is coupled to the frame rails of the substructure assembly. The integrated fracking system includes a variable frequency drive, a transformer, and a cooling subsystem, each coupled to the frame rails of the substructure assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Sharp, Chad Joost, Chris Harvell, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 10842486
    Abstract: A device for closing a tissue opening includes a body extending from a first end to a second end and a first anchoring element connected to the first end of the body and a second anchoring element connected to the second end of the body. At least one of the first anchoring element and the second anchoring element is movable between an insertion configuration, in which the at least one of the first and second anchoring elements is insertable through a target tissue such that the body extends across a tissue opening to be treated, and an anchoring configuration, in which the first and second anchoring elements engage target tissue on a first side and a second side, respectively, of the tissue opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura E. Christakis, Sean P. Fleury, Liam K. P. M. Rolle, Colby Harris, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 10844029
    Abstract: The invention provides compounds represented by the general formula I wherein the substituents are defined in the application. The compounds are useful in the treatment of an affective disorder, including depression, anxiety disorders including general anxiety disorder and panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: H. Lundbeck A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Ruhland, Garrick Paul Smith, Benny Bang-Andersen, Ask Puschl, Ejner Knud Moltzen, Kim Andersen
  • Publication number: 20200363238
    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 an inductive sensor element configured to be coupled to the first member and a screening layer formed over a screened portion of a member surface of the second member such that an exposed portion of the member surface is free of the screening layer. The screening layer may be configured to reduce an effect on induced signals in the inductive sensor element caused by the screened portion of the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Robert Wood, John Simm, Timothy Biggs
  • Publication number: 20200345776
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an engineered cell which comprises; (i) a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) or a transgenic T-cell receptor (TCR); and (ii) one or more engineered polynucleotides which encode one or more enzymes which are capable of synthesising a therapeutic small molecule when expressed in combination in the cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Simon Thomas, Martin Pulé, Paul Smith, Isaac Gannon, William Balland
  • Patent number: 10827329
    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: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui, Paul Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10827537
    Abstract: A network core software defined networking (SDN) enabled onboarding of microservices in a 6G network is provided to enable a one-time registration of a device with a network. Rather than having a core network facilitates establishing communications channels every time a device attaches or connects to the mobile network, the SDN enabled onboarding system disclosed herein can onboard the device, authenticate the device, register the device with the network, and determine addressing for the device. When the device reconnects to the network, the device has already been onboarded, and so the device does not need to go through these steps again, but can rather immediately start communicating with desired network service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui, Paul Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10826843
    Abstract: An SDN client on an end device receives slice placement instructions relating to services to be placed on a selected slice from an SDN controller. The SDN client also receives policy input regarding allocation of resources on the end device and user preference input regarding priority of the services. A network slice is selected on which the resource will be allocated based on the slice placement instructions, the policy input, and user preference input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Paul Smith, Jr., Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Publication number: 20200343969
    Abstract: Facilitating dynamic satellite and mobility convergence for mobility backhaul in advanced networks (e.g., 4G, 5G, 6G and beyond) is provided herein. Operations of a system can comprise determining that a group of user equipment devices are located in a defined geographic area and are consuming more than a defined level of resources of a wireless communications network based on an amount of network traffic received from the group of user equipment devices. The operations also can comprise configuring an integrated network comprising a first group of terrestrial network devices and a second group of satellite network devices. Further, the operations can comprise routing at least a portion of network traffic associated with the group of user equipment devices among the first group of terrestrial network devices and the second group of satellite network devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Paul Smith, JR., Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 10816019
    Abstract: A hydraulic system (e.g., of an aircraft or other vehicle) includes a pump, a pressure line coupled to the pump and configured to distribute pressurized hydraulic fluid, and a return line configured to return hydraulic fluid to a reservoir. The hydraulic system also includes an auxiliary leakage valve coupled to the pressure line, to the return line, and to an actuator. The auxiliary leakage valve is configured to receive a control signal and, based on the control signal, selectively open a restricted fluid path. The restricted fluid path couples the pressure line to the return line to allow a restricted amount of the hydraulic fluid to flow from the pressure line to the return line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew D. Uhlman, Barry D. Hance, Herbert Guttler, Robert J. Hawk, Paul Smith, Patrick Fahey, Ellen A. Pifer, Christopher P. Beamis, Ali Abdelmagid, Patrick McCormick, Mark W. Lesyna