Patents by Inventor Steven M. Smith

Steven M. 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: 10989889
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Patent number: 10946123
    Abstract: A catheter connector assembly which may be included with a corporeal drainage system, and a method of draining fluid from a bodily cavity. The catheter connector assembly may include a catheter connector and a drainage line connector. The catheter connector may include a connector body with a coupling feature, a deformable sealing element, and a retaining member. The drainage line connector may include a drainage line body first and second hinge clips, and an actuator. The actuator is designed to deform the deformable sealing element when the drainage line connector is coupled to the catheter connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Jim C. Beasley, Kelly B. Powers
  • Publication number: 20200252774
    Abstract: An example power tool includes a battery pack receiving portion including a battery pack compartment including a battery pack support structure configured to receive and support a battery pack including battery terminals. The power tool further includes a terminal block located in the battery pack receiving portion and including tool terminals. At least two terminals of the tool terminals are configured to electrically and physically couple to the battery terminals. The power tool further includes an insertable device compartment located in the battery pack receiving portion and configured to receive an insertable wireless communication device including a first electronic processor, a transceiver, and device terminals. At least one device terminal is configured to electrically and physically couple to at least one shared terminal of the at least two terminals of the tool terminals. The insertable wireless communication device is configured to wirelessly communicate with an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Richard P. Brault, Anthony Davis, Steven M. Smith, Ben Gordon, Amith J. Baskaran
  • Publication number: 20200000984
    Abstract: A catheter connector assembly which may be included with a corporeal drainage system, and a method of draining fluid from a bodily cavity. The catheter connector assembly may include a catheter connector and a drainage line connector. The catheter connector may include a connector body with a coupling feature, a deformable sealing element, and a retaining member. The drainage line connector may include a drainage line body first and second hinge clips, and an actuator. The actuator is designed to deform the deformable sealing element when the drainage line connector is coupled to the catheter connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Jim C. Beasley, Kelly B. Powers
  • Publication number: 20190274722
    Abstract: A valved sheath introducer for venous cannulation, including a valve, sheath, handle and cap. The valve is configured to permit safe introduction and removal of medical instruments through the sheath introducer. The valve may have one or more anchoring members and a thickened central portion through which a slit is formed. The central portion may have one or more concave surfaces and the slit can be angled with respect to the top surface of the valve. The cap is attached to the handle, compressing a portion of the valve therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Walter H. Shang, Steven M. Smith, James D. Beal
  • Patent number: 10307182
    Abstract: A valved sheath introducer for venous cannulation, including a valve, sheath, handle and cap. The valve is configured to permit safe introduction and removal of medical instruments through the sheath introducer. The valve may have one or more anchoring members and a thickened central portion through which a slit is formed. The central portion may have one or more concave surfaces and the slit can be angled with respect to the top surface of the valve. The cap is attached to the handle, compressing a portion of the valve therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Walter H. Shang, James D. Beal
  • Publication number: 20180256792
    Abstract: A catheter connector assembly which may be included with a corporeal drainage system, and a method of draining fluid from a bodily cavity. The catheter connector assembly may include a catheter connector and a drainage line connector. The catheter connector may include a connector body with a coupling feature, a deformable sealing element, and a retaining member. The drainage line connector may include a drainage line body first and second hinge clips, and an actuator. The actuator is designed to deform the deformable sealing element when the drainage line connector is coupled to the catheter connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Jim C. Beasley, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 9913935
    Abstract: A catheter connector assembly which may be included with a corporeal drainage system, and a method of draining fluid from a bodily cavity. The catheter connector assembly may include a catheter connector and a drainage line connector. The catheter connector may include a connector body with a coupling feature, a deformable sealing element, and a retaining member. The drainage line connector may include a drainage line body first and second hinge clips, and an actuator. The actuator is designed to deform the deformable sealing element when the drainage line connector is coupled to the catheter connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Jim C. Beasley, Kelly B. Powers
  • Publication number: 20160206791
    Abstract: A catheter connector assembly which may be included with a corporeal drainage system, and a method of draining fluid from a bodily cavity. The catheter connector assembly may include a catheter connector and a drainage line connector. The catheter connector may include a connector body with a coupling feature, a deformable sealing element, and a retaining member. The drainage line connector may include a drainage line body first and second hinge clips, and an actuator. The actuator is designed to deform the deformable sealing element when the drainage line connector is coupled to the catheter connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Jim C. Beasley, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 9349063
    Abstract: A system and method for collecting and managing information taken from tokens, like credit cards and gift cards, includes a portable computing device (PCD). The PCD may support a token recognizer that may comprise hardware and/or software that may reside in memory of the PCD. The token recognizer may work in combination with a camera. The token recognizer may comprise a broad recognizer module and an optical character recognition (“OCR”) module. The camera of the PCD may capture images of one or more physical tokens. These captured images of the physical tokens may be processed by the token recognizer so that digital images as well as data provided by the physical tokens may be maintained in memory of the PCD for later presentation to the user. These later presentations on the PCD may be used for account management and for conducting transactions, such as making payment at a point-of-sale (POS) terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven M. Smith, Robert L. Dessert
  • Patent number: 9336519
    Abstract: A method for determining an appropriate redemption presentation for a virtual token associated with a stored value account is disclosed. The method may include receiving a request for presenting a redemption presentation of a virtual token and obtaining a merchant identifier associated with the request. The method may further include determining if the request is for one of an on-line transaction and a transaction with a point-of-sale terminal, and if the request is for a transaction with a point-of-sale terminal, then searching a database using the merchant identifier to find one or more redemption presentations of virtual token preferred by a merchant. Subsequently, the one or more redemption presentations of the virtual token may be transmitted over a computer network to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOM Incorporated
    Inventors: Frank T. Young, Robert L. Dessert, Ben D. Ackerman, Gwenael B. Delaine, Lindsey K. Dorman, Eric R. Kraar, Aidoo Osei, Kyle Cochran, Steven M. Smith
  • Patent number: 9295764
    Abstract: A corporeal drainage system and a method of draining fluid from a bodily cavity. The corporeal drainage system includes a connection tube and a fluid receptacle in fluid communication with the connection tube. The fluid receptacle creates a negative pressure in the system by transitioning from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration. The system may include an activation member to initiate transitioning of the fluid receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Jim C. Beasley, Kelly B. Powers
  • Publication number: 20150289903
    Abstract: A valved sheath introducer for venous cannulation, including a valve, sheath, handle and cap. The valve is configured to permit safe introduction and removal of medical instruments through the sheath introducer. The valve may have one or more anchoring members and a thickened central portion through which a slit is formed. The central portion may have one or more concave surfaces and the slit can be angled with respect to the top surface of the valve. The cap is attached to the handle, compressing a portion of the valve therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Walter H. Shang, James D. Beal
  • Patent number: 9108033
    Abstract: A valved sheath introducer for venous cannulation, including a valve, sheath, handle and cap. The valve is configured to permit safe introduction and removal of medical instruments through the sheath introducer. The valve may have one or more anchoring members and a thickened central portion through which a slit is formed. The central portion may have one or more concave surfaces and the slit can be angled with respect to the top surface of the valve. The cap is attached to the handle, compressing a portion of the valve therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Walter Shang, James D. Beal
  • Publication number: 20150220908
    Abstract: A method for determining an appropriate redemption presentation for a virtual token associated with a stored value account is disclosed. The method may include receiving a request for presenting a redemption presentation of a virtual token and obtaining a merchant identifier associated with the request. The method may further include determining if the request is for one of an on-line transaction and a transaction with a point-of-sale terminal, and if the request is for a transaction with a point-of-sale terminal, then searching a database using the merchant identifier to find one or more redemption presentations of virtual token preferred by a merchant. Subsequently, the one or more redemption presentations of the virtual token may be transmitted over a computer network to a client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Frank T. YOUNG, Robert L. Dessert, Ben D. Ackerman, Gwenael B. Delaine, Lindsey K. Dorman, Eric R. Kraar, Aidoo Osei, Kyle Cochran, Steven M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140358095
    Abstract: A corporeal drainage system and a method of draining fluid from a bodily cavity. The corporeal drainage system includes a connection tube and a fluid receptacle in fluid communication with the connection tube. The fluid receptacle creates a negative pressure in the system by transitioning from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration. The system may include an activation member to initiate transitioning of the fluid receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Jim C. Beasley, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 8814839
    Abstract: A corporeal drainage system and a method of draining fluid from a bodily cavity. The corporeal drainage system includes a connection tube and a fluid receptacle in fluid communication with the connection tube. The fluid receptacle creates a negative pressure in the system by transitioning from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration. The system may include an activation member to initiate transitioning of the fluid receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Jim C. Beasley, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 8720065
    Abstract: A valved sheath introducer for venous cannulation, including a valve, sheath, handle and cap. The valve is configured to permit safe introduction and removal of medical instruments through the sheath introducer. The valve may have one or more anchoring members and a thickened central portion through which a slit is formed. The central portion may have one or more concave surfaces and the slit can be angled with respect to the top surface of the valve. The cap is attached to the handle, compressing a portion of the valve therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Walter H. Shang, James D. Beal
  • Patent number: 8337475
    Abstract: A corporeal drainage system including a fluid receptacle. The fluid receptacle in one embodiment is disposable and may be manipulated to generate a negative fluid pressure. The fluid receptacle in another embodiment is reusable and includes features to enable the insertion of a disposable bag therein. A pump may be integral to the fluid receptacle, the pump including a pair of unidirectional check valves. A catheter connection system is described, which facilitates connection between a fluid flow conduit and an implanted catheter. Methods of producing active and passive siphon systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Jim C. Beasley, Kelly B. Powers
  • Publication number: 20120184913
    Abstract: A valved sheath introducer for venous cannulation, including a valve, sheath, handle and cap. The valve is configured to permit safe introduction and removal of medical instruments through the sheath introducer. The valve may have one or more anchoring members and a thickened central portion through which a slit is formed. The central portion may have one or more concave surfaces and the slit can be angled with respect to the top surface of the valve. The cap is attached to the handle, compressing a portion of the valve therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Walter Shang, James D. Beal