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: 10417440
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and machine readable medium for the delivery of digital content are disclosed herein. An example method includes receiving a first document from a first document source, classifying the first document with a first tag based on a type of the document, classifying the first document with a second tag based on a first intended recipient, encrypting the first document, publishing the first document for receipt by the first intended recipient, verifying an identity of the first intended recipient and granting the first recipient access to the first document based on the verified identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Timothy J. Reedy, Douglas O. Smith, Lynne M. Andrews, Michael K. Logan, Steven A. Keca
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190274848
    Abstract: A prosthetic arm apparatus including a plurality of segments that provide a user of the prosthetic arm apparatus with substantially the same movement capability and function as a human arm. The segments are connectable to one another and connectable to a prosthetic support apparatus that may be adorned by the user. Each segment of the plurality of segments provides a portion of the movement capability, enabling the plurality of connected segments connected to the harness mount to provide substantially the same movement capability as that lacking in the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher O. Evans, N. Christopher Perry, Dirk Albertus van der Merwe, Christopher C. Langenfeld, John Matthew Kerwin, Stewart M. Coulter, Stanley B. Smith, III, Keith David Violette, Steven W. Nickson, Thomas S. Schnellinger, Alexander H. Muller, Gerald Michael Guay
  • Patent number: 10376475
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method of treatment of acne in a human patient in need thereof, comprising administering topically to said patient an effective amount of the compound 3,5-Dihydroxy-4-isopropyl-trans-stilbene (Compound 1) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DERMAVANT SCIENCES GMBH
    Inventors: Javier Cote-Sierra, Susan H. Smith, Steven M. Frey
  • Patent number: 10379657
    Abstract: A device configured to sense a touch on a surface of the device. The device includes a cover and a force-sensing structure disposed below the cover. The force-sensing structure may be positioned below a display and used in combination with other force-sensing elements to estimate the force of a touch on the cover of a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sinan Filiz, Martin P. Grunthaner, John Stephen Smith, Charley T. Ogata, Christian M. Sauer, Shin John Choi, Christopher J. Butler, Steven J. Martisauskas
  • Patent number: 10372593
    Abstract: A method includes generating a test model based on at least one of test group dependencies and test group constraints and generating a resource base. The method includes generating a cost model and generating a resource allocation plan based on the test model, the resource base, and the cost model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kathryn A. Bassin, Howard M. Hess, Sheng Huang, Steven M. Kagan, Shao C. Li, Zhong J. Li, He H. Liu, Susan E. Smith, Hua F. Tan, Li Wang, Jun Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190228632
    Abstract: A patient fall detection system includes a computer and multiple transceivers mounted at fixed locations in a healthcare facility. The transceivers are electronically coupled to the computer. A patient identification tag is worn by a patient and includes a tag transceiver. The high-accuracy locating system monitors a location of the patient ID tag via signals from the tag transceiver to determine whether a patient has entered a bathroom. The computer monitors at least one of an elevation of the patient ID tag in the bathroom, an elevation drop of the patient ID tag in the bathroom, or a time that the patient ID tag has been in the bathroom to determine whether the patient has fallen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Laura A. Hassey, Steven D. Baker, Bradley T. Smith, Eric D. Agdeppa, Pamela Wells, Thomas A. Myers, Andrew S. Robinson, Kiana M. Dezelon, John S. Schroder
  • Publication number: 20190216634
    Abstract: An oral appliance device for use within a human mouth, the human mouth including a tongue, includes an appliance member and a first tongue positioner. The appliance member selectively engages teeth within the human mouth. The first tongue positioner is configured to adjust positioning of the tongue, the first tongue positioner being removably secured to the appliance member. The oral appliance device can further include a second tongue positioner that is configured to adjust positioning of the tongue, the second tongue positioner being alternatively, removably secured to the appliance member. Additionally, the first tongue positioner can have a first size, and the second tongue positioner can have a second size that is different than the first size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew M. Rago, Steven R. Olmos, DDS, Jacob William Smith
  • Publication number: 20190216635
    Abstract: An oral appliance device that selectively engages upper teeth and lower teeth within a human mouth includes an upper appliance member, a lower appliance member, and a first vertical shim. The upper appliance member selectively engages the upper teeth. The lower appliance member selectively engages the lower teeth. The appliance members are movable relative to one another between an open position and a closed position. The first vertical shim is removably secured to one of the appliance members. The first vertical shim has a first shim height so that a teeth spacing between the upper teeth and the lower teeth is maintained when the appliance members are in the closed position. The teeth spacing is at least as great as the first shim height. The oral appliance device can further include a second vertical shim that is alternatively, removably secured to one of the appliance members. The second vertical shim has a second shim height that is different than the first shim height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew M. Rago, Steven R. Olmos, DDS, Jacob William Smith
  • Publication number: 20190216636
    Abstract: An oral appliance device for use within a human mouth having an upper jaw and a lower jaw includes an appliance member and a jaw position controller. The appliance member selectively engages teeth within the human mouth. The jaw position controller is configured to control a relative position between the upper jaw and the lower jaw within the human mouth, the jaw position controller being integrally formed with the appliance member. Additionally, the appliance member and the jaw position controller are formed from a nylon-based material. Further, the appliance member and the jaw position controller can be manufactured using one of a three-dimensional printer and a selective laser sintering process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew M. Rago, Steven R. Olmos, DDS, Jacob William Smith
  • Publication number: 20190209361
    Abstract: An oral appliance device that selectively engages upper teeth and lower teeth within a human mouth includes an upper appliance member, a lower appliance member, and a first vertical shim. The upper appliance member selectively engages the upper teeth. The lower appliance member selectively engages the lower teeth. The appliance members are movable relative to one another between an open position and a closed position. The first vertical shim is removably secured to one of the appliance members. The first vertical shim has a first shim height so that a teeth spacing between the upper teeth and the lower teeth is maintained when the appliance members are in the closed position. The teeth spacing is at least as great as the first shim height. The oral appliance device can further include a second vertical shim that is alternatively, removably secured to one of the appliance members. The second vertical shim has a second shim height that is different than the first shim height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew M. Rago, Steven R. Olmos, Jacob William Smith
  • Publication number: 20190209363
    Abstract: An oral appliance device for use within a human mouth includes an appliance member and a nasal dilator assembly. The appliance member selectively engages teeth within the human mouth. The nasal dilator assembly is configured to dilate a nasal passage when positioned entirely within the human mouth. Additionally, the nasal dilator assembly includes a first nasal dilator that is removably coupled to the appliance member. The nasal dilator assembly can further include a dilator receiver that is integrally formed with the appliance member. At least a portion of the first nasal dilator can be removably received and retained within the dilator receiver so that the first nasal dilator is removably coupled to the appliance member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew M. Rago, Steven R. Olmos, Jacob William Smith
  • Publication number: 20190209362
    Abstract: An oral appliance device for use within a human mouth includes an upper appliance member, a lower appliance member, and a connector assembly. The upper appliance member selectively engages upper teeth within the human mouth. The lower appliance member selectively engages lower teeth within the human mouth. The connector assembly movably connects the upper appliance member and the lower appliance member to one another. The connector assembly includes a first connector button that is removably secured to the upper appliance member, a second connector button that is removably secured to the lower appliance member, and a connector band that is coupled to the upper appliance member with the first connector button and coupled to the lower appliance member with the second connector button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew M. Rago, Steven R. Olmos, DDS, Jacob William Smith
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10292838
    Abstract: A prosthetic arm apparatus including a plurality of segments that provide a user of the prosthetic arm apparatus with substantially the same movement capability and function as a human arm. The segments are connectable to one another and connectable to a prosthetic support apparatus that may be adorned by the user. Each segment of the plurality of segments provides a portion of the movement capability, enabling the plurality of connected segments connected to the harness mount to provide substantially the same movement capability as that lacking in the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Christopher O. Evans, N. Christopher Perry, Dirk Albertus van der Merwe, Christopher C. Langenfeld, John Matthew Kerwin, Stewart M. Coulter, Stanley B. Smith, III, Keith David Violette, Steven W. Nickson, Thomas S. Schnellinger, Alexander H. Muller, Gerald Michael Guay
  • 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