Patents by Inventor Stephen Smith

Stephen 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: 10328204
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea J. Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Scott M. Belliveau, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable
  • Patent number: 10322248
    Abstract: A handheld cryoanesthesia or analgesia device for cooling a target area on cutaneous membranes, mucous membranes, and tissue of the mucocutaneous zone having an elongated body and a thermoelectric cooling system disposed within the elongated body. The thermoelectric cooling system is configured to physically contact and thermally couple the target area of the cutaneous membranes, mucous membranes, and tissue of the mucocutaneous zone to induce cryoanesthesia or analgesia. The thermoelectric cooling system includes a thermally-conductive cold tip, a thermally-conductive cooling power concentrator thermally coupled to the cold tip, at least one Peltier unit module thermally coupled to the cooling power concentrator, a heatsink thermally coupled to at least one Peltier unit module, a power source, at least one thermal sensor, and a controller operably outputting a control signal to the Peltier unit module to maintain a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Cagri Giray Besirli, Stephen Smith, Kevin P. Pipe, Gun-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10323994
    Abstract: A torque sensor for use in an electric power assisted steering system comprises a first shaft, a second shaft, and a torsion bar, a hollow sleeve that is secured to the first shaft and extends along the torsion bar to at least partially axially overlap the second shaft, angular deflection indicating means that produce a signal that is dependent on the angular deflection of the first shaft relative to the second shaft as a torque is applied across the torque sensor that causes the torsion bar to twist, at least one drive dog fixed to the sleeve and at least one corresponding drive dog fixed to the second shaft, in normal operation the two dogs being offset so that they permit a defined range of angular deflection of the torsion bar but will engage each other to provide a path for torque to be transferred from the first shaft to the second shaft in the event of a failure of the torsion bar, and a connecting element which has a first part that is secured within a bore in one of the second shaft and the sleeve, t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TRW Limited
    Inventors: Robert Hill, Andrew Paul Smith, James Stephen Ironside, Matthew Larner
  • Publication number: 20190178054
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a downhole apparatus and a valve arrangement for a downhole apparatus having a tubular body having first and second ports in a wall thereof; and a method of operating a valve arrangement of a downhole apparatus. The valve arrangement has at least one locked configuration and the first port provides fluid communication with a tool or a device which is a sand control element having at least one fluid deformable device. The present invention also provides a method of setting a sand control completion, extending the sand control filter element thereof to a wellbore surface and isolating the reservoir from an upper portion of the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Edmund Bruce, David Grant, Scott E. Wallace, Ewan Smith
  • Patent number: 10318194
    Abstract: The apparatus comprises a plurality of interfaces, each interface having an associated interface ID; and a hardware-side processing device including at least one programmable hardware-implemented chip configured to process request packets, which are received from host computers and relate to access requests to one or more file system managed by the apparatus, and to generate response packets for the processed request packets; wherein, for a request packet which is received from a first host computer, at least one programmable hardware-implemented chip is configured to: determine the client ID being associated with the first host computer, determine the interface ID being associated with the first interface, determine whether the determined client ID and interface ID represent a permitted ID set or a prohibited ID set, and refrain from processing the received request packet if the determined client ID and interface ID represent a prohibited ID set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Stephen Chittenden, Jonathan Mark Smith, Antonio Robert Carlini, Ashwin Payyanadan, Robert Ian Williams
  • Patent number: 10318089
    Abstract: Several techniques for driving a force sensor to reduce common mode offset are disclosed. The force sensor can include at least one set of individual strain sensitive structures formed on or in a surface of a substrate. Each set of individual strain sensitive structures can include one or more strain sensitive structures. At least one external resistor is operably connected in series between a first output of one or more transmitter channels and at least one set of strain sensitive structures. The external resistor(s) effectively increases the resistances of the strain sensitive structures to reduce the common mode offset. Additionally or alternatively, one or more signal generators may be connected to one or more transmitter channels. Each signal generator is configured to produce one or more signals that is/are designed to reduce common mode offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John Stephen Smith, Manu Agarwal, Christian M. Sauer
  • Patent number: 10321178
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method implemented on a computing device includes: retrieving a set of channel parameters, the set of channel parameters defining a television channel schedule made of a plurality of viewing time periods; retrieving a set of regional parameters relevant to a geographical area, the set of regional parameters defining at least one regional viewing time period of a first duration; identifying a viewing time period from the plurality of viewing time periods relevant to the at least one regional viewing time period by comparing the regional parameters to the channel parameters; retrieving an abstract schedule associated with the identified viewing time period, where the abstract schedule is a pro forma schedule of programs having a second duration and comprising a set of program content items; and generating a concrete television schedule for the at least one regional viewing time period, where the concrete television schedule is a an instantiated finalized schedule pr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Synamedia Limited
    Inventors: Pete Rai, Trevor Smith, Stephen-John Craig
  • Publication number: 20190167916
    Abstract: A handheld cryoanesthesia or analgesia device for cooling a target area on cutaneous membranes, mucous membranes, and tissue of the mucocutaneous zone having an elongated body and a thermoelectric cooling system disposed within the elongated body. The thermoelectric cooling system is configured to physically contact and thermally couple the target area of the cutaneous membranes, mucous membranes, and tissue of the mucocutaneous zone to induce cryoanesthesia or analgesia. The thermoelectric cooling system includes a thermally-conductive cold tip, a thermally-conductive cooling power concentrator thermally coupled to the cold tip, at least one Peltier unit module thermally coupled to the cooling power concentrator, a heatsink thermally coupled to at least one Peltier unit module, a power source, at least one thermal sensor, and a controller operably outputting a control signal to the Peltier unit module to maintain a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Cagri Giray BESIRLI, Stephen SMITH, Kevin P. PIPE, Gun-Ho KIM
  • Patent number: 10309846
    Abstract: A strain-responsive sensor incorporating a strain-sensitive element is disclosed. The strain-sensitive element includes a matched-pair of resistive structures disposed on opposite sides of a substrate. One resistive structure is coupled to a crossover, either a physical crossover or a soft crossover, such that current within the resistive structures of the matched pair flows in the same direction. In addition, one resistive structure of the matched pair has a different loop area than the other resistive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: John Stephen Smith
  • Patent number: 10302784
    Abstract: A seismic-detection sensor device includes two accelerometers having different sensitivities. The seismic-detection sensor device provides excellent precision and operability monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Draka Elevator Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell Stephen Smith
  • Publication number: 20190158294
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure is directed to a system for digital authentication, the system including a server and a device. The device includes a first processor and a second processor separate and distinct from the first processor and dedicated solely to security functionality. The second processor is programmed to generate a public key and a private key, and to use the private key and to-be-signed signature data to generate digital signatures, including a first digital signature. The device transmits the public key and the first digital signature to the server. The server stores the public key to uniquely identify the device or a user of the device in subsequent communications between the server and device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Harold Smith, III, Stephen Thompson
  • Patent number: 10296123
    Abstract: A force sensing device can be included in a display. Noise produced by various sources can be injected into the force signals produced by the force sensing device. Example noise sources include, but are not limited to, the display, Johnson or Thermal noise from the force sensing device, system noise, and magnetically-coupled or background noise produced by ambient light sources. A sampling scheme that includes one or more noise cancelling techniques can be employed to reduce the amount of noise in the force signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Manu Agarwal, John Stephen Smith
  • Publication number: 20190142950
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a compound containing a moiety of formula (I) as a reagent for linking a compound of formula R1—H which comprises a first functional moiety of formula F1 to a second functional moiety of formula F2 wherein X, X?, Y, R1, F1 and F2 are as defined herein. The present invention also provides related processes and products. The present invention is useful for creating functional conjugate compounds, and specifically conjugates in which at least one of the constituent molecules carries a thiol group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Smith, Stephen Caddick, James Baker, Vijay Chudasama
  • Publication number: 20190133733
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for treating or preventing or suppressing a disease or condition in a non-human animal. The method comprises the steps of providing a single delivery device containing two components for sequential delivery from the delivery device. A first component is delivered from the single delivery device into a teat canal of a non-human animal and subsequently the second component is delivered from the single delivery device into the teat canal. The components are delivered without substantial mixing of the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen HALLAHAN, Nicholas McHARDY, Brendan SMITH, Louis VAN VESSEM
  • Patent number: 10275069
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a cover glass, one or more strain gauges operable to indicate force exerted on the cover glass based on deformation of the cover glass, a housing that defines a sway space gap into which the cover glass deforms when the force is exerted on the cover glass, and an incompressible fluid positioned in the sway space gap. The incompressible fluid allows deformation of the cover glass into the sway space gap when the force is exerted on the cover glass and maintains a constant volume under hydrostatic pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: John Stephen Smith
  • Patent number: 10254239
    Abstract: Automated isothermal titration micro calorimetry (ITC) system comprising a micro calorimeter with a sample cell and a reference cell, the sample cell is accessible via a sample cell stem and the reference cell is accessible via a reference cell stem. The system further comprises an automatic pipette assembly comprising a syringe with a titration needle arranged to be inserted into the sample cell for supplying titrant, the pipette assembly comprises an activator for driving a plunger in the syringe, a pipette translation unit supporting the pipette assembly and being arranged to place pipette in position for titration, washing and filling operations, a wash station for the titrant needle, and a cell preparation unit arranged to perform operations for replacing the sample liquid in the sample cell when the pipette is placed in another position than the position for titration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Malvern Panalytical Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Broga, Phillip Price, Stephen Smith
  • Publication number: 20190095026
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a cover glass, one or more strain gauges operable to indicate force exerted on the cover glass based on deformation of the cover glass, a housing that defines a sway space gap into which the cover glass deforms when the force is exerted on the cover glass, and an incompressible fluid positioned in the sway space gap. The incompressible fluid allows deformation of the cover glass into the sway space gap when the force is exerted on the cover glass and maintains a constant volume under hydrostatic pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: John Stephen Smith
  • Patent number: 10238814
    Abstract: A handheld cryoanesthesia or analgesia device for cooling a target area on cutaneous membranes, mucous membranes, and tissue of the mucocutaneous zone having an elongated body and a thermoelectric cooling system disposed within the elongated body. The thermoelectric cooling system is configured to physically contact and thermally couple the target area of the cutaneous membranes, mucous membranes, and tissue of the mucocutaneous zone to induce cryoanesthesia or analgesia. The thermoelectric cooling system includes a thermally-conductive cold tip, a thermally-conductive cooling power concentrator thermally coupled to the cold tip, at least one Peltier unit module thermally coupled to the cooling power concentrator, a heatsink thermally coupled to at least one Peltier unit module, a power source, at least one thermal sensor, and a controller operably outputting a control signal to the Peltier unit module to maintain a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of Michigan
    Inventors: Cagri Giray Besirli, Stephen Smith, Kevin P. Pipe, Gun-Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20190090001
    Abstract: A playout system for providing playout of fragmented video content is provided. The system includes a non-transitory data store and a processor. The processor is configured to playout content for video origination using a fragmented format. The processor can receive a playlist and generate a plurality of video fragments from source content. A transcoder can process video fragments based on one or more program scheduling requirements from the playlist to generate new video fragments. A manifest is updated to reference the new video fragments. The process can output a video stream based on the new video fragments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen SMITH, Yuval FISHER, Brick EKSTEN, Steven REYNOLDS
  • Publication number: 20190090035
    Abstract: A system for producing fragmented video content is provided. The system includes a processing device, a non-transitory data store, and a memory storage device having at least a Manifest Processing Service (MPS) unit stored therein. The MPS unit is configured to generate at least one master manifest and store the master manifest in the non-transitory data store, the master manifest comprising a timing reference for a video fragment of the fragmented video content, wherein the timing reference indicates a temporal boundary of processing for the video fragment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Brick EKSTEN, Stephen SMITH, Yuval FISHER, Steven REYNOLDS