Patents by Inventor Trevor Smith

Trevor 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: 20180271687
    Abstract: Systems and methods for effecting bariatric procedures are disclosed. Each system includes an instrument, a control valve and, optionally, a suction controller. The instrument is in the form of an elongated, flexible sizing tube having a distal end portion including a plurality of apertures. The control valve enables suction to be applied to the patient's stomach via the apertures to drain gastric fluids and to bring adjacent portions of the patient's stomach into engagement with the sizing tube to provide a visually perceptible delineation line along which a portion of the stomach may be resected, sealed and tested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Trevor Smith, John Karpowicz, Allison Lloyd
  • Patent number: 9999533
    Abstract: Systems and methods for effecting bariatric procedures are disclosed. Each system includes an instrument, a control valve and, optionally, a suction controller. The instrument is in the form of an elongated, flexible sizing tube having a distal end portion including a plurality of apertures. The control valve enables suction to be applied to the patient's stomach via the apertures to drain gastric fluids and to bring adjacent portions of the patient's stomach into engagement with the sizing tube to provide a visually perceptible delineation line along which a portion of the stomach may be resected, sealed and tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Boehringer Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Trevor Smith, John Karpowicz, Allison Lloyd
  • Patent number: 9986986
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating the removal of a tissue specimen from a patient is disclosed. The system includes a bag or pouch, a tissue cutter device, a support and a stabilizer. The tissue cutter device includes a passer, a wire, and a handle. The support is an elongated member. The passer is an elongated member configured to be coupled to the support and introduced as a temporary unit into the mouth of the bag or pouch in the patient's body holding the tissue specimen. The wire is attached to the passer. The temporary unit is configured to pass around the tissue specimen and out of the opening in the bag or pouch to carry the wire through that path so that a distal portion of the wire and a proximal portion of the wire are outside the patient's body. Those portions of the wire can be pulled to cut into the tissue specimen. The stabilizer holds the tissue specimen as the wire cuts into it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Boehringer Laboratories LLC
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Allison Lloyd Lehmann, Kevin P. Klocek, Trevor Smith
  • Publication number: 20180028340
    Abstract: Systems and methods for effecting bariatric procedures are disclosed. Each system includes an instrument, a control valve and, optionally, a suction controller. The instrument is in the form of an elongated, flexible sizing tube having a distal end portion including a plurality of apertures. The control valve enables suction to be applied to the patient's stomach via the apertures to drain gastric fluids and to bring adjacent portions of the patient's stomach into engagement the sizing tube to provide a visually perceptible delineation line along which a portion of the stomach may be resected, sealed and tested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Trevor Smith
  • Patent number: 9872674
    Abstract: Entrapment and collection systems and method of entrapping and collecting biologic material produced on a patient are disclosed. The systems include a collection bag which formed of a flexible sheet material having a hollow interior, a first mouth and a second mouth. The first mouth is openable to enable the biological structure to be disposed in the hollow interior and to enable a removal instrument, e.g., a morcellator, to be introduced therethrough to engage the biologic structure to effect a procedure on it. The second mouth enables a viewing instrument to be extended through it for visualizing the procedure and is closeable by a drawstring to entrap biologic material produced by the procedure after the removal instrument and viewing instrument have been removed, whereupon the collection bag may be withdrawn from the body of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Boehringer Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Allison Lloyd Lehmann, Christopher L. Radl, Trevor Smith, Michael Reed Vennel
  • Publication number: 20170325834
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating the removal of a tissue specimen from a patient are disclosed. The systems include a bag or pouch, a tissue cutter device, a support and a stabilizer. The tissue cutter device includes a passer, a wire, and a handle. The support is an elongated member. The passer is an elongated member configured to be coupled to the support and introduced as a temporary unit into the mouth of the bag or pouch in the patient's body holding the tissue specimen. The wire is attached to the passer. The temporary unit is configured to pass around the tissue specimen and out of the opening in the bag or pouch to carry the wire through that path so that a distal portion of the wire and a proximal portion of the wire are outside the patient's body. Those portions of the wire can be pulled to cut into the tissue specimen. The stabilizer holds the tissue specimen as the wire cuts into it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Allison Lloyd Lehmann, Kevin P. Klocek, Trevor Smith
  • Patent number: 9808368
    Abstract: Systems and methods for effecting bariatric procedures are disclosed. Each system includes an instrument, a control valve and, optionally, a suction controller. The instrument is in the form of an elongated, flexible sizing tube having a distal end portion including a plurality of apertures. The control valve enables suction to be applied to the patient's stomach via the apertures to drain gastric fluids and to bring adjacent portions of the patient's stomach into engagement the sizing tube to provide a visually perceptible delineation line along which a portion of the stomach may be resected, sealed and tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Boehringer Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Trevor Smith
  • Patent number: 9811478
    Abstract: Exemplary methods are provided for storing data in a flash storage device to facilitate subsequent detection of tampering, comprising receiving a plaintext; reading first metadata associated with a device sector; encrypting the plaintext based on the first metadata to generate a cipher text and first authentication data; storing the cipher text in the sector; and storing the first authentication data as second metadata associated with the sector. Exemplary methods are also provided for detecting tampering with data stored in a flash storage device, comprising determining a physical location in a device sector; reading cipher text from the physical location; reading first authentication data and maintenance metadata associated with the sector; decrypting the cipher text based on a user key and the maintenance metadata to generate second authentication data; and determining the occurrence of tampering based on the first and second authentication data. Memory devices embodying said methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Mangstor, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashwin Kamath, Paul E. Prince, Trevor Smith
  • Publication number: 20170311971
    Abstract: A system and method for removing a tissue specimen or organ from the body of patient is disclosed. The system includes a bag and an excising instrument. The tissue specimen or organ is located in the bag, which is located in the patient's body. The instrument comprises a guide and a cutter. The guide is configured for introduction into the bag. The cutter is rotatable within the guide and includes a central passageway and an annular cutting blade. The cutting blade is brought into engagement with a peripherally located portion of the tissue specimen and rotated to produce a tangentially cut peripheral portion while a pulling force is applied to the tissue specimen through the central passageway. The pulling force rotates the tissue specimen within the bag to effect the production of the tangentially cut peripheral portion and to move the tangentially cut peripheral portion out of the patient's body. Gas pressure may be applied to inflate the bag to facilitate placement of the excising instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Allison Lloyd Lehmann, Kevin P. Klocek, Trevor Smith
  • Publication number: 20170244457
    Abstract: A communication system is used to receive information from mobile sources. The system includes a plurality of antennas including multiple disjoint sets of multiple antennas configured to receive signals from the multiple mobile sources. At least a subset of the antennas have coverage areas that overlap with antennas in another set of the multiple disjoint sets of multiple antennas. The communication system also includes multiple receivers and multiple signal paths including one signal path for each set of multiple antennas. Each signal path is configured to provide outputs from a corresponding set of multiple antennas of the multiple disjoint sets of antennas to each of the multiple receivers. Each of the receivers choose to output information from one or more of the signal paths based on one or more characteristics of the signals received from the signal paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: DRONE RACING LEAGUE, INC.
    Inventors: Lucas J. Tholen, David A. Mitchell, Trevor Smith, Ryan Gury, Nicholas Horbaczewski
  • Publication number: 20170164050
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for presenting alternate content during a channel change on a video content playing device includes: receiving a viewer's request to tune to a particular channel, retrieving tuning context data from a memory of the video content playing device, where the tuning context data is indicative of a context in which the viewer tunes to the particular channel, processing the tuning context data using a channel function associated with the particular channel to identify alternate content likely to be of interest to a viewer of the particular channel, identifying a network address for the alternate content associated with the particular channel in accordance with a result of the processing, retrieving the alternate content according to the network address, and presenting the alternate content on the video content playing device before presenting the program currently being broadcast on the particular channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Pete RAI, Trevor SMITH, Stephen-John CRAIG, Alexander KIRKPATRICK
  • Patent number: 9400744
    Abstract: A flash memory system comprises a logic block interface operable to receive a write command from a host computer, the write command specifying data and a write destination address in a flash memory device, the flash memory device operable to store data at a complementary address corresponding to the specified write destination address. The system further comprises a journal communicatively coupled to the flash memory device and the logic block interface operable to temporarily store data from the complementary address of the flash memory device, and to provide the stored data in the journal to be restored to the flash memory device at the complementary address in the event of an error occurring while executing the write command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: MANGSTOR, INC.
    Inventors: Trevor Smith, Ashwin Kamath
  • Publication number: 20160204931
    Abstract: Exemplary methods are provided for storing data in a flash storage device to facilitate subsequent detection of tampering, comprising receiving a plaintext; reading first metadata associated with a device sector; encrypting the plaintext based on the first metadata to generate a cipher text and first authentication data; storing the cipher text in the sector; and storing the first authentication data as second metadata associated with the sector. Exemplary methods are also provided for detecting tampering with data stored in a flash storage device, comprising determining a physical location in a device sector; reading cipher text from the physical location; reading first authentication data and maintenance metadata associated with the sector; decrypting the cipher text based on a user key and the maintenance metadata to generate second authentication data; and determining the occurrence of tampering based on the first and second authentication data. Memory devices embodying said methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Ashwin Kamath, Paul E. Prince, Trevor Smith
  • Publication number: 20160199050
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating the removal of a tissue specimen from a patient is disclosed. The system includes a bag or pouch, a tissue cutter device, a support and a stabilizer. The tissue cutter device includes a passer, a wire, and a handle. The support is an elongated member. The passer is an elongated member configured to be coupled to the support and introduced as a temporary unit into the mouth of the bag or pouch in the patient's body holding the tissue specimen. The wire is attached to the passer. The temporary unit is configured to pass around the tissue specimen and out of the opening in the bag or pouch to carry the wire through that path so that a distal portion of the wire and a proximal portion of the wire are outside the patient's body. Those portions of the wire can be pulled to cut into the tissue specimen. The stabilizer holds the tissue specimen as the wire cuts into it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Allison Lloyd Lehmann, Kevin P. Klocek, Trevor Smith
  • Patent number: 9304941
    Abstract: A method comprises receiving a plaintext message (m), encrypting the plaintext message and generating a cipher text (c) and authentication data (t), storing the cipher text in a user data portion of a data storage device, and storing the authentication data in a meta data portion of the data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Mangstor, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashwin Kamath, Paul E. Prince, Trevor Smith
  • Patent number: 9304904
    Abstract: A flash memory system comprises a flash device operable to store data in a plurality of physical blocks assigned to a plurality of sections, a plurality of Flash Translation Tables stored in a memory comprising a Forward Translation Table that maps a Section to a plurality of physical blocks, and a Sector Translation Table for each Section, the Sector Translation Table operable to map to a Physical Page Number identifying a particular Page, a Page Offset identifying a particular location within the Page, and a Section Local Block Table comprising Block Physical Addresses indexed by a Section Local Block Table ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: MANGSTOR, INC.
    Inventors: Trevor Smith, Ashwin Kamath, Ganesh Bodapatti
  • Patent number: 9232267
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dynamically constructing a broadcast multiplex are described. The method includes: receiving metadata associated with a first plurality of events on a plurality of source channels, the metadata including, at least, scheduling metadata; determining, on the basis of a rule-set applied to the metadata, whether events of the first plurality of events are to be included in the multiplex, thereby producing a second plurality of events to be included in the multiplex; for each one event of the second plurality of events, assigning a multiplex priority to the one event, the multiplex priority being a priority the one event is to be assigned in the multiplex in case the one event contends for space in the multiplex with a second event of the second plurality of events; copying events from the second plurality of events into the multiplex in dependence on the multiplex priorities of events in the second plurality of events; and broadcasting the multiplex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Ashley, Pete Rai, Trevor Smith, James Geoffrey Walker, Simon John Parnall, Ray Taylor
  • Publication number: 20150334458
    Abstract: A method and system for audience segmentation is described, the method and system including preparing a plurality of guidebooks of prior probability distributions for content items and user profile attributes, the prior probabilities and user profile attributes being extractable from within audience measurement data, receiving raw audience measurement data, analyzing, at a processor, the received raw audience measurement data using the prepared plurality of guidebooks, generating a plurality of clusters of data per user household as a result of the analyzing, correlating viewing activity to each cluster within an identified household, predicting a profile of a viewer corresponding to each cluster within the identified household, applying classifier rules in order to assign viewing preference tags to each predicted profile, and assigning each predicted profile viewing preferences based on the viewing preference tags assigned to that profile Related systems, methods, and apparatus are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Prabhakar Srinivasan, Trevor Smith, Nicholas Ashton Hall, Trevor Whinmill
  • Publication number: 20150320409
    Abstract: Entrapment and collection systems and method of entrapping and collecting biologic material produced on a patient are disclosed. The systems include a collection bag which formed of a flexible sheet material having a hollow interior, a first mouth and a second mouth. The first mouth is openable to enable the biological structure to be disposed in the hollow interior and to enable a removal instrument, e.g., a morcellator, to be introduced therethrough to engage the biologic structure to effect a procedure on it. The second mouth enables a viewing instrument to be extended through it for visualizing the procedure and is closeable by a drawstring to entrap biologic material produced by the procedure after the removal instrument and viewing instrument have been removed, whereupon the collection bag may be withdrawn from the body of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Allison Lloyd Lehmann, Christopher L. Radl, Trevor Smith, Michael Reed Vennel
  • Patent number: D825379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: DRONE RACING LEAGUE, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Gury, Trevor Smith, Nicholas Horbaczewski, Scott Raitt