Patents by Inventor Robin Smith

Robin 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: 20210052657
    Abstract: The described invention provides compositions and methods for treating a fibrotic condition in a subject. The methods include administering a therapeutic amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising synthetic extracellular vesicles (EVs) and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Spiritus Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Marilyn Glassberg Csete, Sharon Elliot, Robin Smith
  • Patent number: 10782473
    Abstract: A method of forming an optical fibre assembly, comprises providing a planar substrate made of a first material; positioning an optical fibre with an outer layer of a first glass material on a surface of the substrate to form a pre-assembly; depositing a further glass material such as silica soot onto the pre-assembly, over at least a part of the optical fibre and adjacent parts of the substrate surface; and heating the pre-assembly to consolidate the further glass material into an amorphous volume in contact with at least parts of the surface of the substrate and the outer layer of the optical fibre, thereby bonding the optical fibre to the substrate to create the optical fibre assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: University of Southampton
    Inventors: Christopher Holmes, Peter George Robin Smith, James Christopher Gates, Lewis Glynn Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10412131
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of systems, methods, and apparatus that allow a user to share data, such as one or more files from within an application with one or more other (not necessarily co-located) computing devices using a gesture-based sharing function. In a particular example, systems, methods, and apparatus described herein may be used to share graphical representations of chemical structures within a chemical structure rendering application between two or more user devices. By offering a user a quick and visually intuitive option for sharing a file with other user(s) without exiting a current application, the systems, methods, and apparatus described herein provide efficient and engaging tools for sharing work product in real time between two or more users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PerkinElmer Informatics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Smith, Sunil Anant Gupta, Michael Stapleton, Benjamin James Davis, Amy Annette Hahn, Jordan Haneil Shatsoff, Joshua Benjamin Wakefield, Biying Huang, Shadrack Cgar Frazier, Sr., Brandon William Arther Graham, Beau Guy Tremblay, Sonal Shashikant Kulkarni, Daniel Oberlin, Julie E. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20180256827
    Abstract: An injector having a two stage injection comprising: an outer housing having a first end and a second end; and a plunger assembly for being received within the outer housing and comprising a barrel having a needle disposed at an end thereof and a plunger for dispensing a fluid through the needle; in use the plunger assembly being moveable within the outer housing between a retracted position wherein the needle is at least partially housed within the outer housing and an engaged position wherein the needle projects outwardly of a needle opening located at the first end of the outer housing and whereby a rotary inhibiting mechanism interacts with the plunger assembly to inhibit movement of the plunger within the barrel until the plunger assembly has reached the engaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Robin Smith, Joe Wilson, Mark Penver, John Richie, Tom Harris
  • Patent number: 10053199
    Abstract: A multi-purpose personal watercraft for deployment in different configurations as desired by a user. The multi-purpose personal watercraft comprises a base frame which forms a watercraft base which includes side extensions, an aft floor board, and a bow portion, as well as two opposing mirror image side floats with which the base frame is selectively integrated. When in place, the opposing side floats form the multi-purpose personal watercraft's U shaped hull and enable the selective attachment of a rudder assembly behind the multi-purpose personal watercraft's stern. With respect to propulsion, base frame is configured to enable the selective deployment of pedal propellers, a user's legs, or a trolling motor. A dual steering system enables the control of up to two discrete steering mechanisms from a single position on the watercraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Robin Smith
  • Publication number: 20180223243
    Abstract: A method for compensating perturbed measurements comprises: obtaining measurements with respect to time of a signal representing a parameter modified by a perturbing influence and a signal representing the perturbing influence and storing the measurements for each time in a data array as parameter data and perturbation data respectively; for each of the parameter data and the perturbation data: fitting a mathematical model to the data with respect to time; determining an error between the model and the data at each time; storing the errors in the data array as normalised parameter data and normalised perturbation data respectively; fitting a mathematical model to the normalised parameter data against the normalised perturbation data to obtain a correlation function representing correlation between the parameter data and the perturbation data; using the correlation function to calculate a correction factor representing the modification of the parameter data by the perturbing influence; using the correction fac
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory Daniel Emmerson, Peter George Robin Smith
  • Publication number: 20180200455
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improvement to the treatment of needles for safe disposal. The device comprises a support member having at least one recess. Each said at least one recess is configured to receive a needle contained in a corresponding plastic needle cap. The device further comprises a heating element configured to heat the support member, such that the plastic material of the needle cap softens and flows to encapsulate the corresponding needle. Each said at least one recess has dimensions such that, after heating, the needle is fully encapsulated by the plastic material of the corresponding needle cap. A corresponding method is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Farhana Hassan Mohammad Kazem AHMADI, Steven WAGSTAFF, Neil Stephen WHITE, Stephen Robin SMITH, Jonathan Edward MASON, Maximilian Vincent WOZNIAK, Martin Georg STROHMEIER
  • Patent number: 9911349
    Abstract: A system and method for language instruction for implementation on a language instruction system that includes a computer system, is disclosed, wherein the method may include identifying a speech segment in a target language, that is susceptible to mispronunciation by language learners; selecting an auditory attribute for use in playing the identified speech segment by the language instruction system; altering a level of the auditory attribute to differ from a naturally occurring level of the attribute; and playing a first text sequence by the language instruction system, including at least one instance of the identified speech segment, using the altered level of the auditory attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ROSETTA STONE, LTD.
    Inventors: Adithya Renduchintala, Robin Smith
  • Publication number: 20170319316
    Abstract: An apparatus for removal of an animal body part, the apparatus comprising a ligature applicator, the ligature applicator being configured to move a ligature between a first, extended state in which the ligature can be passed over the animal body part to a selected application position, and a second, retracted state in which the ligature applies a compressive force at the application position to restrict blood flow in the animal body part; and a substance applicator, the substance applicator being configured to deliver a substance to the animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicants: 4C DESIGN LIMITED, MEAT & LIVESTOCK AUSTRALIA LIMITED
    Inventors: Robin SMITH, William MITCHELL, John RITCHIE, Thomas HARRIS, Michael ALDRIDGE, Michael ANUSAS, Mark PENVER, John TARGELL
  • Publication number: 20170259889
    Abstract: A multi-purpose personal watercraft for deployment in different configurations as desired by a user. The multi-purpose personal watercraft comprises a base frame which forms a watercraft base which includes side extensions, an aft floor board, and a bow portion, as well as two opposing mirror image side floats with which the base frame is selectively integrated. When in place, the opposing side floats form the multi-purpose personal watercraft's U shaped hull and enable the selective attachment of a rudder assembly behind the multi-purpose personal watercraft's stern. With respect to propulsion, base frame is configured to enable the selective deployment of pedal propellers, a user's legs, or a trolling motor. A dual steering system enables the control of up to two discrete steering mechanisms from a single position on the watercraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: Robin Smith
  • Publication number: 20170253848
    Abstract: A method of controlling additive delivery during a bioreaction in a bioreactor comprises running a bioreaction in a bioreactor including adding additive into the bioreactor during spaced-apart feed events, where contents of the bioreactor equilibrate during a stabilisation period after a feed event; making in situ measurements of a bulk physical property of the bioreactor contents during the bioreaction to obtain process trend data; calculating a derivative of process trend data obtained over a measurement period beginning after a stabilisation period, the derivative being a metabolic rate index (MRI); and using the MRI to determine a time for starting a next feed event. A controller for a bioreactor and a bioreactor system are configured to operate according to the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Gregory Daniel Emmerson, Samuel Paul Watts, George Edward Barringer, JR., Peter George Robin Smith
  • Patent number: 9663209
    Abstract: A multi-purpose personal watercraft for deployment in different configurations as desired by a user. The multi-purpose personal watercraft comprises a base frame defining a watercraft base which includes selectively foldable side extensions, a removable aft floor board, and a bow portion, as well as two opposing side floats with which the base frame is selectively integrated. When in place, the opposing side floats defines form the multi-purpose personal watercraft's U shaped hull and enable the selective attachment of a rudder assembly. With respect to propulsion, base frame is configured to enable the selective deployment of pedal propellers, a user's legs, or a trolling motor. A dual steering system enables the control of up to two discrete steering mechanisms from a single position on the watercraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Robin Smith
  • Publication number: 20170139133
    Abstract: A method of forming an optical fibre assembly, comprises providing a planar substrate made of a first material; positioning an optical fibre with an outer layer of a first glass material on a surface of the substrate to form a pre-assembly; depositing a further glass material such as silica soot onto the pre-assembly, over at least a part of the optical fibre and adjacent parts of the substrate surface; and heating the pre-assembly to consolidate the further glass material into an amorphous volume in contact with at least parts of the surface of the substrate and the outer layer of the optical fibre, thereby bonding the optical fibre to the substrate to create the optical fibre assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Holmes, Peter George Robin Smith, James Christopher Gates, Lewis Glynn Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20160339998
    Abstract: A multi-purpose personal watercraft for deployment in different configurations as desired by a user. The multi-purpose personal watercraft comprises a base frame defining a watercraft base which includes selectively foldable side extensions, a removable aft floor board, and a bow portion, as well as two opposing side floats with which the base frame is selectively integrated. When in place, the opposing side floats defines form the multi-purpose personal watercraft's U shaped hull and enable the selective attachment of a rudder assembly. With respect to propulsion, base frame is configured to enable the selective deployment of pedal propellers, a user's legs, or a trolling motor. A dual steering system enables the control of up to two discrete steering mechanisms from a single position on the watercraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventor: Robin Smith
  • Patent number: 9236249
    Abstract: A method of growing III-N material on a silicon substrate includes the steps of epitaxially growing a single crystal rare earth oxide on a silicon substrate, epitaxially growing a single crystal rare earth nitride on the single crystal rare earth oxide, and epitaxially growing a layer of single crystal III-N material on the single crystal rare earth nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: TRANSLUCENT, INC.
    Inventors: Rytis Dargis, Robin Smith, Andrew Clark, Erdem Arkun, Michael Lebby
  • Patent number: 9139934
    Abstract: Rare earth semiconductor and ferromagnetic material epitaxially grown on a silicon substrate includes a buffer of single crystal epitaxial rare earth/aluminum nitride positioned on a single crystal silicon substrate and a single crystal epitaxial rare earth oxide positioned on the single crystal epitaxial aluminum nitride. A layer of single crystal epitaxial semiconductor and ferromagnetic rare earth nitride is positioned on the buffer. A layer of III-V semiconductive material may be optionally positioned on the rare earth nitride layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: TRANSLUCENT, INC.
    Inventors: Rytis Dargis, Robin Smith, Andrew Clark
  • Patent number: 9105471
    Abstract: Rare earth oxy-nitride buffered III-N on silicon includes a silicon substrate with a rare earth oxide (REO) structure, including several REO layers, is deposited on the silicon substrate. A layer of single crystal rare earth oxy-nitride is deposited on the REO structure. The REO structure is stress engineered to approximately crystal lattice match the layer of rare earth oxy-nitride so as to provide a predetermined amount of stress in the layer of rare earth oxy-nitride. A III oxy-nitride structure, including several layers of single crystal rare earth oxy-nitride, is deposited on the layer of rare earth oxy-nitride. A layer of single crystal III-N nitride is deposited on the III oxy-nitride structure. The III oxy-nitride structure is chemically engineered to approximately crystal lattice match the layer of III-N nitride and to transfer the predetermined amount of stress in the layer of rare earth oxy-nitride to the layer of III-N nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: TRANSLUCENT, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Clark, Erdem Arkun, Robin Smith, Michael Lebby
  • Publication number: 20150203990
    Abstract: Rare earth semiconductor and ferromagnetic material epitaxially grown on a silicon substrate includes a buffer of single crystal epitaxial rare earth/aluminum nitride positioned on a single crystal silicon substrate and a single crystal epitaxial rare earth oxide positioned on the single crystal epitaxial aluminum nitride. A layer of single crystal epitaxial semiconductor and ferromagnetic rare earth nitride is positioned on the buffer. A layer of III-V semiconductive material may be optionally positioned on the rare earth nitride layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Rytis Dargis, Robin Smith, Andrew Clark
  • Publication number: 20150047096
    Abstract: Provided is a glove comprising an outer shell comprising a back portion; and a pocket sewn or glued onto the back portion with thread or attached with glue where a mirror that can be inserted into the pocket. When washing is required the mirror can be removed from the pocket and the glove washed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Robin Smith, Ian Garretson
  • Publication number: 20150014676
    Abstract: A method of growing III-N material on a silicon substrate includes the steps of epitaxially growing a single crystal rare earth oxide on a silicon substrate, epitaxially growing a single crystal rare earth nitride on the single crystal rare earth oxide, and epitaxially growing a layer of single crystal III-N material on the single crystal rare earth nitride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Rytis Dargis, Robin Smith, Andrew CLark, Erdem Arkun, Michael Lebby