Patents by Inventor Jean A. McLean

Jean A. McLean 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: 20220218473
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an anchoring member having an upstream portion configured to engage with tissue on or near the annulus of the native heart valve and to deform in a non-circular shape to conform to the tissue. The device can also include a mechanically isolated valve support coupled to the anchoring member and configured to support a prosthetic valve. The device can further include an atrial extension member extending radially outward from the upstream portion of the anchoring member and which is deformable without substantially deforming the anchoring member. In some embodiments, the upstream portion of the anchoring member and the extension member may be deformed while the valve support remains sufficiently stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: John Morriss, Matt McLean, Maureen Bensing, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hanson Gifford, III, Katie Miyashiro, David Jerry Scott, David Trask, Kirsten Valley
  • Publication number: 20220218472
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an anchoring member having an upstream portion configured to engage with tissue on or near the annulus of the native heart valve and to deform in a non-circular shape to conform to the tissue. The device can also include a mechanically isolated valve support coupled to the anchoring member and configured to support a prosthetic valve. The device can further include an atrial extension member extending radially outward from the upstream portion of the anchoring member and which is deformable without substantially deforming the anchoring member. In some embodiments, the upstream portion of the anchoring member and the extension member may be deformed while the valve support remains sufficiently stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: John Morriss, Matt McLean, Maureen Bensing, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hanson Gifford, III, Katie Miyashiro, David Jerry Scott, David Trask, Kirsten Valley
  • Publication number: 20220218474
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an anchoring member having an upstream portion configured to engage with tissue on or near the annulus of the native heart valve and to deform in a non-circular shape to conform to the tissue. The device can also include a mechanically isolated valve support coupled to the anchoring member and configured to support a prosthetic valve. The device can further include an atrial extension member extending radially outward from the upstream portion of the anchoring member and which is deformable without substantially deforming the anchoring member. In some embodiments, the upstream portion of the anchoring member and the extension member may be deformed while the valve support remains sufficiently stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: John Morriss, Matt McLean, Maureen Bensing, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hanson Gifford, III, Katie Miyashiro, David Jerry Scott, David Trask, Kirsten Valley
  • Patent number: 4862510
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for analyzing an image produced by a camera focused on the leads of a component that have been inserted into a printed circuit board by a component insertion machine. The method and apparatus include the construction of arrays of information pertaining to individual leads that should be present in the image produced by the camera. Individual strings of pixel information in the form of binary encoded bits within each array are analyzed for the presence of a pattern of bits that would indicate a lead. The method and apparatus are operative with respect to a pixel resolution that may only produce a single properly encoded bit per width of inserted lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignee: Emhart Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Duncan, Jean A. McLean
  • Patent number: 4799268
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for verifying the proper insertion of the leads of an electrical component. The system includes a camera mounted within a component insertion machine. The camera image is stored within the system and analyzed for the absence of any leads that should have been inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventors: Jean A. McLean, Robert J. Duncan
  • Patent number: 4759112
    Abstract: Electronic components are deposited in conveyor buckets in a desired sequence to define repetitive groups of components. These components are delivered to an insertion head for insertion into a circuit board. When a component is not properly inserted, the system stops and a replacement part is delivered by a replacement mechanism to an empty bucket on the conveyor. This empty bucket follows the buckets which held the group of components for the board being loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: Emhart Enterprises Corp.
    Inventors: Jean A. McLean, Robert J. Duncan
  • Patent number: 4549087
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for checking on the presence or absence of inserted leads of a component into the openings of a printed circuit board. The system is utilized within a component insertion machine wherein a plurality of optical lead sensors are preferably located within the cut and clinch mechanism. A computer system associated with the optical lead sensors compares the optical readings of the lead sensors with predefined data relating to the presence or absence of leads for each particular component being inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Duncen, Richard B. Maxner, Jean A. McLean, William H. Mirley, Jr.