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: 10813538
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a flexible device having a longitudinal axis, a first elongate member configured to move the flexible device in a first direction relative to the longitudinal axis, and a second elongate member configured to move the flexible device in a second direction relative to the longitudinal axis that is different to the first direction. The flexible device can also have an articulation section including a plurality of articulation links, wherein at least one of the plurality of articulation links can include a body configured to receive the first elongate member and the second elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, John B. Golden, Barry Weitzner
  • Patent number: 10816070
    Abstract: Methods and systems for nacelle door electromechanical actuation may include a power distribution unit comprising a motor and differential gears; and a plurality of electromechanical actuators, each coupled to an output of a corresponding one of the differential gears. Each of the electromechanical actuators may include a configurable brake and a mechanical output, where the power distribution unit may provide mechanical torque to one of the electromechanical actuators via the motor and the differential gears based on configuration of the configurable brakes in each of the electromechanical actuators. At least one of the configurable brakes may be an electrically configurable brake. At least one of the configurable brakes may be a mechanically configurable brake. The differential gears may include two or more differential gears for receiving an input torque and supplying an output torque to one of a plurality of outputs of the differential gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Woodward, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Lagger, Paul Smith, Mariusz Kuczaj, Roy Romana
  • Patent number: 10813661
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure pertains to ultrasonic treatment devices that comprise: (a) a flexible elongate body having a proximal end and a distal end, the flexible elongate body being configured for insertion to a target site within a patient; (b) an effector assembly disposed at the distal end of the flexible elongate body, the effector assembly comprising a piezoelectric transducer and an end effector; and (c) flexible electrical conductors in electrical communication with the piezoelectric transducer, the flexible electrical conductors extending along a length of the flexible elongate body, wherein transference of electrical energy to mechanical motion takes place via the piezoelectric transducer at the target site. Other aspects of the present disclosure pertain to systems employing such ultrasonic treatment devices and methods of treatment using such ultrasonic treatment devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Ray Tong
  • Publication number: 20200332725
    Abstract: A method of operating a gas turbine engine having a bleed air system with a switching valve, operable to switch between multiple air sources depending on an operating mode of the gas turbine engine (e.g. a motive powered mode or a standby mode), is described. The method includes operating the switching valve to provide pressurized air from a selected one or more of the multiple air sources to a cavity of the gas turbine engine having seals, and testing the switching valve to determine if the switching valve is functioning normally or abnormally. The switching valve is functioning normally when operable to switch between the multiple air sources and is functioning abnormally when switching between the multiple air sources is not possible. If the switching valve is determined to be functioning abnormally, the gas turbine engine is controlled to prevent a change of the operating mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Paul SMITH, Hytham MOKHTAR, Daniel ARNONE, Patrick MANOUKIAN
  • Publication number: 20200333541
    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: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Lance A. WOOD, Harsha Krishna KOPURU, Rebekah Jean MITCHELL, Jason Paul SMITH, Timothy John WASLAND
  • Patent number: 10791911
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Wales, Paul Smith, Scott Brechbiel
  • Patent number: 10792047
    Abstract: This disclosure provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device may include a medical device for delivery of a surgical closure member. The medical device includes an elongate tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen extending therein. The elongate tubular member is adapted to be delivered through the working channel of an endoscope and the lumen is adapted to receive a surgical closure member. The medical device also includes a tissue support extending from the distal end of the elongate tubular member. The tissue support includes a support surface and the support surface is adapted to support tissue as a surgical closure member engages the tissue thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Laura E. Christakis, John B. Golden, Samuel Raybin, Priya Khanchandani, Naroun Suon, Sean P. Fleury, Dylan Murphy, Liam Rolle, Bernard B. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20200312746
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a modular microjet cooler. The modular microjet cooler may be attached to a packaged heat generating device that is mounted on a printed circuit board. The modular microjet cooler has an inlet allowing supply fluid to be directed through microjet nozzles toward an impingement surface on the packaged device. The modular microjet cooler also has one or more outlets that allow exhaust fluid to be removed. The modular microjet cooler is attached to the device after it has been packaged. Further, the modular microjet cooler may be attached to the packaged device either before or after it is mounted to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: James Paul Smith, Bernard A. Malouin, JR., Eric A. Browne
  • Publication number: 20200307313
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a vehicle recovery board having a rectangular body with a flat topside surface and an inclined front portion of the underside surface. The flat topside surface does not have a ramp front section. The flat topside surface provides a surface at a constant angle to allow a tire to move on and along without providing an initial steep slope to gain traction. The vehicle recovery board also includes features that improve tire traction and dislodge water, sand and other material from the tread of tires. The vehicle recovery board of the present invention also has ground engagement teeth on the underside of the board to reduce slippage of the board during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Edwin Hadley, Ian Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 10786256
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a medical device for deploying a ligation band may include a tubular body. The tubular body may include a proximal end, a distal end, a radially inner surface defining a lumen through the tubular body, and a radially outer surface. The radially outer surface may include protrusions arranged in rows extending at least partially around a proximal region of the radially outer surface. Protrusions in adjacent rows may be separated by a first distance. Surface features may extend at least partially around a distal region of the radially outer surface. Adjacent surface features may be separated by a second distance larger than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Andrew Schaubhut, Oscar R. Carrillo, Jr., John B. Golden, Brad M. Isaacson, Michael D. Amos, Norman C. May, Dengzhu Yan, James Weldon, Daniel Congdon
  • Publication number: 20200293172
    Abstract: A computing device includes a touch-sensitive area that is arranged and configured to receive one or more gestures, and a memory that is arranged and configured to store one or more device gestures, where the stored device gestures correspond to a selection of one or more remote devices and a processor that is operably coupled to the touch sensitive area and the memory. The processor is arranged and configured to compare the gestures received in the touch sensitive area to the stored device gestures, determine a selected remote device based on the comparison, and initiate contact with the selected remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventor: Gregory Paul Smith
  • Publication number: 20200293162
    Abstract: Systems and methods of visually indicating on a user interface of an electronic reader the lengths, types of content, structure and current location of a user within a corpus of electronic content are presented. The corpus of electronic content may be converted into contiguous visual sections and contiguous thumbnails (of the visual sections). The user interface includes a content strip tray displaying a viewable portion of the thumbnails and a main viewing area displaying a viewable portion of the visual sections. An accent effect may be displayed over the viewable portion of the thumbnails that corresponds with the viewable portion of the visual sections currently displayed in the main viewing area to indicate a location of the user in the electronic content. Additionally, headers, location markers, assignments and notes may be displayed on the viewable portion of the thumbnails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Michael PACE, Adam BECKLEY, Paul SMITH, Laura VLASSAREV, Emily SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20200287977
    Abstract: Techniques for instantiating and managing microservices for use in connection with devices associated with a core network are presented. A service management component (SMC) can determine a subgroup of services to be used for a group of one or more devices based on results of analysis of characteristics and service conditions associated with the group of devices, wherein a characteristic can relate to whether a device is stationary or mobile. At a desired time(s), which can be periodically, dynamically, or upon request, SMC can instantiate or facilitate instantiating the subgroup of services to facilitate communicating data associated with the device(s) using the subgroup of services. The services can comprise a connectionless service, connection-oriented service, charging service, authentication service, UPF services, or other services. SMC can employ the connectionless service when a device is stationary, but the connectionless service can be extended to devices when they are nomadic or mobile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Paul Smith, JR., Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Publication number: 20200270200
    Abstract: An anthraquinone compound of formula I (such as the compounds of formulae II to X) and processes for making the same are provided. Pharmaceutical compositions for use in the treatment of cancer, optionally in combination with an agent capable of reducing the level of oxygenation of a tumour, are also provided. Additionally, an option for combination with chemotherapeutic and radiotherapeutic modalities to enhance overall tumour cell kill is provided. Methods for the detection of cellular hypoxia, both in vivo and in vitro, are additionally provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan OGRODZINSKI, Paul SMITH, Stephanie MCKEOWN, Laurence PATTERSON, Rachel Jane ERRINGTON
  • Patent number: 10751817
    Abstract: Methods of grinding a sawblade include providing a sawblade plate; fabricating a plurality of sawblade teeth in the sawblade plate, each of the plurality of sawblade teeth having a pair of opposite tooth surfaces, a tooth back, a tooth gullet, a tooth face extending generally from the tooth back to the tooth gullet and a tooth edge on the tooth face; forming at least one blade relief in at least one of the opposite tooth surfaces of each of the plurality of sawblade teeth at the tooth face generally between the tooth edge and the tooth gullet; grinding the tooth edge of each of the plurality of sawblade teeth by rotation and movement of a grinding wheel along and against the tooth edge generally from the tooth back to the blade relief; and terminating the movement of the grinding wheel at the blade relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Smith
  • Publication number: 20200256252
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a compressor section, a combustion section, and a turbine section arranged in serial flow order; a casing surrounding the compressor section, the combustion section, and the turbine section; a first system comprising a first system fluid line, the first system fluid line including a first system fluid therein; and a second system including a hydraulic motor, the hydraulic motor positioned within the casing and fluidly coupled to the first system fluid line such that a flow of the first system fluid through the first system fluid line drives the hydraulic motor, the second system further including a fluid pump and a second system fluid line, the hydraulic motor drivingly coupled to the fluid pump, the fluid pump operable with the second system fluid line for providing a flow of a second system fluid through the second system fluid line during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventor: Justin Paul Smith
  • Publication number: 20200260338
    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: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui, Paul Smith, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200244199
    Abstract: A turbomachine and method for operating a turbomachine comprising a first rotatable component and a second rotatable component each defining a rotatable speed mechanically independent of one another, and an electric machine electrically coupled to the first rotatable component and the second rotatable component such that a load level relative to the first rotatable component and the second rotatable component is adjustable is generally provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Justin Paul Smith, Kurt David Murrow, Darek Tomasz Zatorski, Patrick Michael Marrinan
  • Publication number: 20200244573
    Abstract: Unlike smart devices, Internet of things (IoTs), such as meter readers, generate very low revenue per user. Traditional tunnel/bearer based connection-oriented architectures do not scale economically for billions of IoT devices due to the amount of signaling overhead associated with GTP tunnel setup/tear down and the states related to GTP tunnels maintained at various parts of the mobile network. However, the mobility network can efficiently support massive stationary and/or mobile IoTs by reducing the amount of signaling overhead, the state of the IoTs kept in network, and simplifying the data plane when possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Paul Smith, JR., Farooq Bari
  • Patent number: D894653
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hafele America Co.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Daniel Tripp, Max Neumeyer, Stefan Ambrozus, Hans-Peter Krakehl, Stephan Jendes, Dennis Werle