Patents by Inventor Christopher A. Stout

Christopher A. Stout 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: 10030952
    Abstract: A deployable shroud provides an aerodynamically smooth surface to minimize the drag otherwise experienced by blunt nose projectiles. The shroud comprises multiple petals mounted at the nose of the projectile that are released at a set time during flight. The deployment mechanism assembly of the shroud provides deployment of the petals without the generation of shock waves into the projectile and comprises a fusible link powered by a thermal source. The shroud assembly is self-powered and does not require energy input from the projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Pavol Stofko, Mark Mellini, Christopher Stout
  • Publication number: 20170369957
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and processes for the production of sugars and conversion products from biomass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Robert JANSEN, James Alan LAWSON, Adam Tyler CARDEN, Philip TRAVISANO, Brendon Christopher STOUT, Noa LAPIDOT
  • Publication number: 20170362194
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, methods, and processes for the production of conversion products such as furanic products from biomass such as lignocellulosic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Robert JANSEN, Ellsworth Alan LAWSON, Philip TRAVISANO, Brendon Christopher STOUT, Allison Jean HULCHANSKI, Neta MATIS, Noa LAPIDOT, Michael ZVIELY, Adam Tyler CARDEN, Michael Andrew FAISON, Bassem HALLAC, Sterling Alexander WHITE
  • Publication number: 20170296377
    Abstract: Devices and method for occluding a fallopian tube. The devices, in one embodiment, may include a plurality of expandable occluding members coupled by respective dissolvable connecting members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Betsy SWANN, Christopher A. STOUT, Julian CRUZADA, Vidya GOPAL, Charlotte HERMANTO
  • Patent number: 9689649
    Abstract: A high efficiency, blow-by reducing obturator for a 105 mm tube-launched projectile is a generally annular ring having a central longitudinal axis and an outer circumferential surface. The outer surface has a first portion parallel to the central longitudinal axis and a second portion adjacent to the first portion. The second portion extends forward and radially inward at an angle of about six degrees with the central longitudinal axis. In some embodiments, one or more grooves are formed in the inner circumferential surface of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Ryan Hooke, Christopher Stout
  • Publication number: 20170128257
    Abstract: Occlusion devices and delivery systems are described in which a polymerizing oil is used to protect a hydrogel from premature swelling. In an embodiment, a delivery system includes an occlusion device releasably coupled within a catheter sheath. The occlusion device includes an expandable implant and a hydrogel. An at least partially oxidized polymerizing oil is inside a lumen of the catheter sheath between the distal end of the catheter sheath and the hydrogel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventor: Christopher A. Stout
  • Patent number: 9579232
    Abstract: Devices and method for occluding a fallopian tube. The devices, in one embodiment, may include a plurality of expandable occluding members coupled by respective dissolvable connecting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Betsy Swann, Christopher A. Stout, Julian Cruzada, Vidya Gopal, Charlotte Hermanto
  • Publication number: 20170027740
    Abstract: Contraceptive devices that provide substantially immediate and permanent sterilization are described herein. Systems and methods for transcervically delivering the contraceptive devices are also described herein. The contraceptive device may include an expandable implant. The implant includes hydrogel to provide substantially immediate sterilization, and tissue in-growth fibers to provide permanent sterilization. As an alternative or in combination to hydrogel, the implant may include copper or cupric ions to provide substantially immediate sterilization. The implant may also include hydrogel to improve trackability of the implant through an ovarian pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: Vidya GOPAL, Christopher STOUT, Betsy SWANN
  • Patent number: 9427352
    Abstract: Occlusion devices and delivery systems are described in which a polymerizing oil is used to protect a hydrogel from premature swelling. In an embodiment, a delivery system includes an occlusion device releasably coupled within a catheter sheath. The occlusion device includes an expandable implant and a hydrogel. An at least partially oxidized polymerizing oil is inside a lumen of the catheter sheath between the distal end of the catheter sheath and the hydrogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventor: Christopher A. Stout
  • Patent number: 9421121
    Abstract: Contraceptive devices that provide substantially immediate and permanent sterilization are described herein. Systems and methods for transcervically delivering the contraceptive devices are also described herein. The contraceptive device may include an expandable implant. The implant includes hydrogel to provide substantially immediate sterilization, and tissue in-growth fibers to provide permanent sterilization. As an alternative or in combination to hydrogel, the implant may include copper or cupric ions to provide substantially immediate sterilization. The implant may also include hydrogel to improve trackability of the implant through an ovarian pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: Vidya Gopal, Christopher Stout, Betsy Swann
  • Publication number: 20160220413
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present inventions provide stabilization devices and methods for use of the stabilization devices with minimally invasive gynecological procedures such as methods of preventing pregnancy by inserting intrafallopian contraceptive devices into the fallopian tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Betsy SWANN, Christopher A. STOUT, Ken CHAN, Julian CRUZADA, Kathryn A. TUNSTALL
  • Publication number: 20160184130
    Abstract: Devices, such as medical devices for inhibiting conception, and methods of using and/or making these devices. In one aspect of the disclosure, a medical device has a delivery system and a first insert, which is removably coupled to the delivery system and which is designed to be deployed within a portion of a first fallopian tube, and a second insert, which is removably coupled to the delivery system and which is designed to be deployed within a portion of a second fallopian tube. Other aspects of the disclosure include, among other things, inserts made from one or more polymers; inserts which are designed to pierce and remain in place; and inserts which are implanted through a fluid delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Quang Tran, Christopher A. Stout, Elisa J. Aldridge, Betsy Swann
  • Publication number: 20160166427
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present invention provide implantable occlusion devices and methods of using the occlusion devices. In an embodiment, the occlusion devices include an openable channel to facilitate reversible female contraception.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: Feridun Ozdil, Christopher A. Stout
  • Patent number: 9339411
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present invention provide delivery systems and methods of using the delivery systems. The delivery systems facilitate stabilization of a handle assembly against an endoscope during deployment of an occlusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventor: Christopher A. Stout
  • Patent number: 9278022
    Abstract: Devices, such as medical devices for inhibiting conception, and methods of using and/or making these devices. In one aspect of the disclosure, a medical device has a delivery system and a first insert, which is removably coupled to the delivery system and which is designed to be deployed within a portion of a first fallopian tube, and a second insert, which is removably coupled to the delivery system and which is designed to be deployed within a portion of a second fallopian tube. Other aspects of the disclosure include, among other things, inserts made from one or more polymers; inserts which are designed to pierce and remain in place; and inserts which are implanted through a fluid delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Quang Tran, Christopher A. Stout, Elisa J. Aldridge, Betsy Swann
  • Publication number: 20150366584
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods of inserting a delivery catheter assembly into a working channel are disclosed. In accordance with some embodiments, a delivery catheter assembly is disclosed in which a tip protector sleeve is locked onto an elongated catheter sheath and slideable over a length of the elongated catheter sheath between a proximal-stop position and a distal-stop position along the elongated catheter sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER A. STOUT, BETSY SWANN, JULIAN CRUZADA, CHRIS SEPE
  • Patent number: 9138343
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods of inserting a delivery catheter assembly into a working channel are disclosed. In accordance with some embodiments, a delivery catheter assembly is disclosed in which a tip protector sleeve is locked onto an elongated catheter sheath and slideable over a length of the elongated catheter sheath between a proximal-stop position and a distal-stop position along the elongated catheter sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Stout, Betsy Swann, Julian Cruzada, Chris Sepe
  • Patent number: 9050186
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present inventions provide stabilization devices and methods for use of the stabilization devices with minimally invasive gynecological procedures such as methods of preventing pregnancy by inserting intrafallopian contraceptive devices into the fallopian tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Essure Inc.
    Inventors: Betsy Swann, Christopher A. Stout, Ken Chan, Julian Cruzada, Kathryn A. Tunstall
  • Publication number: 20150090271
    Abstract: A delivery system and spring assembly are disclosed. In an embodiment, the delivery system includes a spring-loaded release mechanism movable from a first position to a second position to cause withdrawal of a release wire form an occlusion device. In an embodiment, a spring assembly includes a damper ring that rotates along a helical track of a bore upon linear contraction of an extension spring in order to dampen the spring force of the extension spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Julian Cruzada, Christopher A. Stout, Stephan L. Wartinger
  • Publication number: 20150007827
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present invention provide implantable occlusion devices and methods of using the occlusion devices. In an embodiment, the occlusion devices include an openable channel to facilitate reversible female contraception.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Feridun Ozdil, Christopher A. Stout