Patents by Inventor Michael J. Scott

Michael J. Scott 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: 10400891
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for controlling acceleration of a machine when the machine exits a grade. The system, method, and apparatus may determine a virtual gear having a maximum speed limit equivalent that matches the speed of the machine as the machine exits the grade. The system, method, and apparatus may also deactivate an automatic retarding control (ARC) strategy, which may be activated when the machine is on the grade to reduce and limit the speed of the machine to no more than a set speed, if the ARC strategy is active as the machine exits the grade. The system, method, and apparatus may also control automatic downshift of a transmission system to the virtual gear if the ARC mode was activing during the exit from the graded surface and is now deactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Austin J. Scott, Barry Mei, Michael D. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20190248057
    Abstract: Described herein is method of making elongated fluoroelastomeric articles using a millable composition comprising (a) a random fluorinated polymer, the random fluorinated polymer comprising repeating divalent monomeric units derived from TFE, HFP and VDF and further comprising 0.1 to 1% by weight iodine, wherein the random fluorinated polymer has an MFI greater than 5 g/10 min at 265° C. and 5 kg; (b) a filler, and (c) a peroxide, wherein the millable composition has a melting point less than 125° C. Such compositions can be used to make elongated articles such as stators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Michael H. Mitchell, Tatsuo Fukushi, Karen L. Hopperstad, Jarod R. Lowry, Peter J. Scott, Nena M. Serios
  • Publication number: 20190192158
    Abstract: A system is disclosed. The system can comprise a replaceable staple cartridge comprising a plurality of staples, a proximal laterally-protruding lug, and a distal laterally-protruding lug. The system can further comprise a channel configured to receive the replaceable staple cartridge, wherein the channel comprises a sidewall comprising a proximal receptacle positioned and dimensioned to receive the proximal laterally-protruding lug and a distal receptacle positioned and dimensioned to receive the distal laterally-protruding lug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Scott, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Joseph M. Nath, Ryan J. Laurent, Michael E. Setser, Zhifan F. Huang, Chloe A. Maczka, Robert J. Simms, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Gregory J. Bakos, Nichole Y. Kwee
  • Publication number: 20190192157
    Abstract: A system for stapling tissue is disclosed. The system can include a channel and a compatible staple cartridge comprising a plurality of staples. The channel and the compatible staple cartridge comprise mating or cooperating alignment features for permitting complete insertion of the compatible staple cartridge and for preventing an incompatible staple cartridge from being completely inserted in the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Scott, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Joseph M. Nath, Ryan J. Laurent, Michael E. Setser, Zhifan F. Huang, Chloe A. Maczka, Robert J. Simms, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Gregory J. Bakos, Nichole Y. Kwee
  • Publication number: 20190183472
    Abstract: A medical device system for delivering a neuromodulation therapy includes a delivery tool for deploying an implantable medical device at a neuromodulation therapy site. The implantable medical device includes a housing, an electronic circuit within the housing, and an electrical lead comprising a lead body extending between a proximal end coupled to the housing and a distal end extending away from the housing and at least one electrode carried by the lead body. The delivery tool includes a first cavity for receiving the housing and a second cavity for receiving the lead. The first cavity and the second cavity are in direct communication for receiving and deploying the housing and the lead coupled to the housing concomitantly as a single unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20190159778
    Abstract: A surgical device for clipping tissue is disclosed. The surgical device comprises a housing comprising a motor configured to output rotary motions, a shaft, and a clip applier head. The clip applier head comprises a clip magazine, an end effector, a jaw closure cam, and a clip advancing member. The clip magazine comprises a plurality of clips. The end effector comprises a first jaw and a second jaw movable relative to each other between an unclamped position and a clamped position. The jaw closure cam is configured to move the first jaw and the second jaw toward the clamped position. The clip advancing member is operably attachable to the jaw closure cam. The clip advancing member is configured to move a clip from the clip magazine into a firing position. The jaw closure cam and the clip advancing member are configured to move in opposite directions at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Gregory J. Bakos, Michael J. Stokes, Gregory G. Scott
  • Patent number: 10238486
    Abstract: A sewing ring for prosthetic heart valves that is connected and configured to pivot outward. A biocompatible fabric covering surrounds at least a portion of the sewing ring, and the ring may be exclusively connected to a stent with the fabric. The sewing ring may be generally planar and of uniform thickness, or may be of varying thickness. The fabric may be used to encompass both the stent and the sewing ring, and may be a single piece. A seam may be provided in the fabric as a discrete pivoting line. The sewing ring may be convertible between bi-stable positions. The ring may extend outward in a frusto-conical shape so as to enable inversion between a position facing the inflow end of the valve and a position facing the outflow end of the valve. The sewing ring may have a compliant insert having a celled construction defined by outer walls and inner ribs. A method of implantation, and a method of assembly of the heart valve is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Van Huynh, Michael J. Scott, Derrick Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180338828
    Abstract: A quick-connect heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The heart valve includes a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. A small number of guide sutures may be provided for aortic valve orientation. The prosthetic valve may be a commercially available valve with a sewing ring with the frame attached thereto. The frame may expand from a conical deployment shape to a conical expanded shape, and may include web-like struts connected between axially-extending posts. A system and method for deployment includes an integrated handle shaft and balloon catheter. A valve holder is stored with the heart valve and the handle shaft easily attaches thereto to improve valve preparation steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Rafael Pintor, Michael J. Scott, Thomas H. Chien, Harvey H. Chen, August R. Yambao, Lawrence J. Farhat, Andrew Phung, William C. Brunnett, Carey L. Cristea, Sara M. Walls, Kevin W. Zheng, Faisal Kalam, Qinggang Zeng
  • Patent number: 10039641
    Abstract: A quick-connect heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The heart valve includes a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. A small number of guide sutures may be provided for aortic valve orientation. The prosthetic valve may be a commercially available valve with a sewing ring with the frame attached thereto. The frame may expand from a conical deployment shape to a conical expanded shape, and may include web-like struts connected between axially-extending posts. A system and method for deployment includes an integrated handle shaft and balloon catheter. A valve holder is stored with the heart valve and the handle shaft easily attaches thereto to improve valve preparation steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Rafael Pintor, Michael J. Scott, Thomas H. Chien, Harvey H. Chen, August R. Yambao, Lawrence J. Farhat, Andrew Phung, William C. Brunnett, Carey L. Cristea, Sara M. Walls, Kevin W. Zheng, Faisal Kalam, Qinggang Zeng
  • Patent number: 9968450
    Abstract: Methods of quickly and easily implanting a quick-connect heart valve prosthesis during a surgical procedure are provided. The heart valve may include a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. A system and method for deployment includes an integrated handle shaft and balloon catheter. A safety member disposed between the balloon catheter and handle shaft prevents premature catheter advancement prior to heart valve placement at the annulus, and also may prevent premature balloon inflation prior to full catheter advancement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Phung, August R. Yambao, Faisal Kalam, William C. Brunnett, Rafael Pintor, Michael J. Scott
  • Publication number: 20170224484
    Abstract: A quick-connect heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The heart valve includes a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. A small number of guide sutures may be provided for aortic valve orientation. The prosthetic valve may be a commercially available valve with a sewing ring with the frame attached thereto. The frame may expand from a conical deployment shape to a conical expanded shape, and may include web-like struts connected between axially-extending posts. A system and method for deployment includes an integrated handle shaft and balloon catheter. A valve holder is stored with the heart valve and the handle shaft easily attaches thereto to improve valve preparation steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Rafael Pintor, Michael J. Scott, Thomas H. Chien, Harvey H. Chen, August R. Yambao, Lawrence J. Farhat, Andrew Phung, William C. Brunnett, Carey L. Cristea, Sara M. Walls, Kevin W. Zheng, Faisal Kalam, Qinggang Zeng
  • Publication number: 20170135814
    Abstract: Methods of quickly and easily implanting a quick-connect heart valve prosthesis during a surgical procedure are provided. The heart valve may include a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. A system and method for deployment includes an integrated handle shaft and balloon catheter. A safety member disposed between the balloon catheter and handle shaft prevents premature catheter advancement prior to heart valve placement at the annulus, and also may prevent premature balloon inflation prior to full catheter advancement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew Phung, August R. Yambao, Faisal Kalam, William C. Brunnett, Rafael Pintor, Michael J. Scott
  • Publication number: 20170086970
    Abstract: A sewing ring for prosthetic heart valves that is connected and configured to pivot outward. A biocompatible fabric covering surrounds at least a portion of the sewing ring, and the ring may be exclusively connected to a stent with the fabric. The sewing ring may be generally planar and of uniform thickness, or may be of varying thickness. The fabric may be used to encompass both the stent and the sewing ring, and may be a single piece. A seam may be provided in the fabric as a discrete pivoting line. The sewing ring may be convertible between bi-stable positions. The ring may extend outward in a frusto-conical shape so as to enable inversion between a position facing the inflow end of the valve and a position facing the outflow end of the valve. The sewing ring may have a compliant insert having a celled construction defined by outer walls and inner ribs. A method of implantation, and a method of assembly of the heart valve is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Van Huynh, Michael J. Scott, Derrick Johnson
  • Patent number: 9504563
    Abstract: A quick-connect heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The heart valve includes a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. A small number of guide sutures may be provided for aortic valve orientation. The prosthetic valve may be a commercially available valve with a sewing ring with the frame attached thereto. The frame may expand from a conical deployment shape to a conical expanded shape, and may include web-like struts connected between axially-extending posts. A system and method for deployment includes an integrated handle shaft and balloon catheter. A valve holder is stored with the heart valve and the handle shaft easily attaches thereto to improve valve preparation steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Rafael Pintor, Michael J. Scott, Thomas Chien, Harvey H. Chen, August R. Yambao, Lawrence J. Farhat, Andrew Phung, William C. Brunnett, Carey L. Cristea, Sara M. Walls, Kevin W. Zheng, Faisal Kalam, Qinggang Zeng
  • Patent number: 9439762
    Abstract: A sewing ring for prosthetic heart valves that is connected and configured to pivot outward. A biocompatible fabric covering surrounds at least a portion of the sewing ring, and the ring may be exclusively connected to a stent with the fabric. The sewing ring may be generally planar and of uniform thickness, or may be of varying thickness. The fabric may be used to encompass both the stent and the sewing ring, and may be a single piece. A seam may be provided in the fabric as a discrete pivoting line. The sewing ring may be convertible between bi-stable positions. The ring may extend outward in a frusto-conical shape so as to enable inversion between a position facing the inflow end of the valve and a position facing the outflow end of the valve. A method of implantation, and a method of assembly of the heart valve is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Van Le Huynh, Michael J. Scott, Derrick Johnson
  • Patent number: 9370418
    Abstract: A quick-connect heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The heart valve includes a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable stent frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. The prosthetic valve may be a commercially available valve with a sewing ring and the stent frame attached thereto. The stent frame may expand from a conical deployment shape to a conical expanded shape, and may have a cloth covering its entirety as well as a plush sealing flange around its periphery to prevent paravalvular leaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Rafael Pintor, Michael J. Scott, Qinggang Zeng, Grace Myong Kim, Visith Chung, Louis A. Campbell, David S. Lin, Peng Norasing, Edwin T. Ta
  • Publication number: 20160128830
    Abstract: Methods of quickly and easily implanting a quick-connect heart valve prosthesis during a surgical procedure are provided. The heart valve may include a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. A system and method for deployment includes an integrated handle shaft and balloon catheter. A safety member disposed between the balloon catheter and handle shaft prevents premature catheter advancement prior to heart valve placement at the annulus, and also may prevent premature balloon inflation prior to full catheter advancement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Phung, August R. Yambao, Faisal Kalam, William C. Brunnett, Rafael Pintor, Michael J. Scott
  • Patent number: 9125741
    Abstract: A quick-connect heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The heart valve may include a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. A system and method for deployment includes an integrated handle shaft and balloon catheter. A safety member disposed between the balloon catheter and handle shaft prevents premature catheter advancement prior to heart valve placement at the annulus, and also may prevent premature balloon inflation prior to full catheter advancement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Phung, August R. Yambao, Faisal Kalam, William C. Brunnett, Rafael Pintor, Michael J. Scott
  • Patent number: D852097
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Everard J Scott, Michael Gillam, Gregory A Howell
  • Patent number: D856882
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Deyan Ninov, Everard J Scott, Michael Gillam, Gregory A. Howell