Patents by Inventor Michael M. Scott

Michael M. 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: 10722358
    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: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    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: 10669691
    Abstract: A system for controlling an earth moving machine may comprise: a speed sensor configured to communicate a speed signal indicative of a speed of the machine; an operator bucket lift command input configured to communicate an operator-input bucket lift command; and a controller configured to: receive the speed signal and the operator-input bucket lift command; determine a torque of the machine; using the speed signal and the determined torque, determine a controller-generated bucket lift command; and provide a bucket lift command which is the larger of the operator-input bucket lift command and the controller-generated bucket lift command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew M. Tinker, Michael A. Spielman, Eric Cler, Aaron R. Shatters, Austin J. Scott, Jeffrey K. Berry, Sairam G. Velamakanni
  • Patent number: 10637793
    Abstract: Described are licensing techniques that may include: receiving a license specifying a maximum limit of a resource where the maximum limit denotes a maximum allowable consumption amount of the resource; providing the maximum limit to one or more software components; and enforcing, by the one or more software components, consumption of the maximum limit of the resource whereby an actual amount of the resource consumed is not allowed to exceed the maximum limit. The maximum limit may be a maximum storage capacity limit in connection with a virtualized storage system or appliance as well as a non-virtualized storage system or appliance. Software components may enforce the maximum limit, or a dependent limit derived therefrom, on the control path and data path. Limits specified in the license, or a dependent limit determined therefrom, may denote a maximum or minimum limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Derek M. Scott, Gajanan S. Natu, Michael L. Burriss, Alexander Yurievich Burmak, George Papadopoulos, Rahul D. Pradhan, Wai C. Yim
  • Publication number: 20200113567
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body assembly with a handle and a shaft portion, an end effector with a staple deck fixed to the shaft portion, an anvil, and a firing assembly. The end effector further includes a trocar and a staple driver both configured to actuate relative to the staple deck. The staple driver can actuate a distance between an unfired position and a fired position. The trocar can couple with the anvil to define a gap distance. The firing assembly includes a trigger pivotably coupled with the body assembly via a first pivot, a driver actuator configured to actuate the staple driver, and a linkage assembly pivotably coupled with the trigger via a second pivot and the driver actuator. Where the second pivot is proximal relative to the first pivot. The linkage assembly can drive the driver actuator is response to the trigger pivoting about the first pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bakos, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Gregory G. Scott, Nicholas M. Morgan, Michael A. Jacobs, Michael J. Stokes
  • Publication number: 20200113565
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a handle assembly having a body, a shaft assembly having an outer tubular member extending distally from the body, an end effector, an anvil, and a trocar latch assembly. The end effector includes a staple deck fixed relative to the outer tubular member, a staple driver that can actuate relative to the staple deck between an unfired position and a fired position, and a trocar that can actuate relative to the staple deck and the staple driver, the anvil can couple with trocar to move relative to the staple deck to define a gap distance. The trocar latch assembly includes a locking body that can actuate between an unlocked configuration and a locked configuration in response to the staple driver actuating between the unfired position and the fired position. The locking body can selective fix the trocar relative to the staple deck in the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bakos, Michael A. Jacobs, Michael J. Stokes, Gregory G. Scott, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Nicholas M. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10590224
    Abstract: Described herein is a millable fluorinated block copolymer having at least one A block and at least one B block, wherein the A block is a semi-crystalline segment comprising repeating divalent monomeric units derived from TFE, HFP and VDF; and the B block is a segment comprising repeating dilvalent monomeric units derived from HFP and VDF; and wherein the millable fluorinated block copolymer has a modulus of 0.1 to 2.5 MPa at 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael H. Mitchell, Denis Duchesne, Tatsuo Fukushi, Werner M. A. Grootaert, Larry A. Last, Peter J. Scott, Karl D. Weilandt
  • Patent number: 10578391
    Abstract: A protective cover for a firearm having a front muzzle portion; a rear slide portion substantially parallel to and spaced apart from the front muzzle portion; an elongate body portion extending between and secured to the front muzzle portion and the rear slide portion; a trigger guard cover portion that extends from the body portion to cover at least a portion of a trigger guard of said firearm to be disposed within the protective cover; and a longitudinally extending cover opening in the body portion through which at least a portion of said firearm extends to be disposed within the protective cover, wherein said cover opening extends between said trigger guard cover portion and said rear slide portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Scopecoat, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Scott, Eric M. Yeates
  • Publication number: 20190360169
    Abstract: A system for controlling an earth moving machine may comprise: a speed sensor configured to communicate a speed signal indicative of a speed of the machine; an operator bucket lift command input configured to communicate an operator-input bucket lift command; and a controller configured to: receive the speed signal and the operator-input bucket lift command; determine a torque of the machine; using the speed signal and the determined torque, determine a controller-generated bucket lift command; and provide a bucket lift command which is the larger of the operator-input bucket lift command and the controller-generated bucket lift command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew M. TINKER, Michael A. SPIELMAN, Eric CLER, Aaron R. SHATTERS, Austin J. SCOTT, Jeffrey K. BERRY, Sairam G. VELAMAKANNI
  • Patent number: 10472345
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for the preparation of N-protected 4-((2S,5R)-5-((benzyloxy)amino)piperidine-2-carboxamido)piperidine-1-carboxylates. Such compounds have application in the preparation of beta-lactamase inhibitors such as 7-oxo-1,6-diazabicyclo[3.2.1]octane-2-carboxamides and esters, in particular, the beta lactamase inhibitor, (2S,5R)-7-oxo-N-piperidin-4-yl-6-(sulfoxy)-1,6-diazabicyclo[3.2.1]octane-2-carboxamide. The present invention also encompasses intermediates useful in the disclosed processes and methods for their preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited
    Inventors: Aaron M. Dumas, Jeremy P. Scott, Michael Shevlin, Zhijian Liu, John Y. L. Chung, Feng Xu, Dongfang Meng
  • Publication number: 20190275643
    Abstract: A pipe fitting stand for supporting a pipe during a work operation includes a table, and a plurality of legs coupled to the table and movable between a deployed position and a stowed position. The pipe fitting stand additionally includes a vise coupled to the table for supporting a first portion of the pipe, and a support positioned on a side of the table opposite the vise upon which a second portion of the pipe is supported. The support is adjustable relative to the table, thereby adjusting the orientation of the pipe relative to the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Michael A. Verhagen, Caroline Hope, John S. Scott, Scott T. Moeller, Amanda M. Kachar
  • 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: 20160287366
    Abstract: A system and related methods thereof involving self-administration of an agent to an animal. In certain embodiments, the system comprises an enclosure for the confinement of an animal; a sensor that produces a signal when purposefully activated by the animal in said enclosure, wherein the purposefully activation defines a first behavior of the animal that is located at a first behavior location; and an agent dispenser that is configured to provide the agent in the enclosure in response to the sensor being purposefully activated, wherein the agent is provided remotely from the first behavior location so as to require the animal to travel to the remotely provided agent at a remote provision location, wherein the traveling defines a second behavior of the animal. The system and related methods thereof can be used to provide a model system to evaluate the behavioral and/or physiological response(s) to a self-administered agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventor: Michael M. Scott
  • Publication number: 20120095084
    Abstract: Serotonin neurons modulate most homeostatic Central Nervous System (CNS) functions while influencing the expression of behavioral traits such as mood, aggression and anxiety. Serotonin neuron dysfunction has been implicated in depression, addiction, autism and sudden infant death syndrome. This disclosure describes a straightforward, highly reproducible method for genetically accessing serotonin neurons and a sub-population of intestinal enterocytes, in vivo, using BAC-based transgenes that can be constructed using simple subcloning procedures. Compositions described herein include these transgenes and methods for making and using them to create transgenic mouse strains and identify serotonin and intestinal enterocytes without immunostaining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Michael M. Scott, Evan S. Deneris
  • Publication number: 20080118913
    Abstract: Serotonin neurons modulate most homeostatic Central Nervous System (CNS) functions while influencing the expression of behavioral traits such as mood, aggression and anxiety. Serotonin neuron dysfunction has been implicated in depression, addiction, autism and sudden infant death syndrome. This disclosure describes a straightforward, highly reproducible method for genetically accessing serotonin neurons and a sub-population of intestinal enterocytes, in vivo, using BAC-based transgenes that can be constructed using simple subcloning procedures. Compositions described herein include these transgenes and methods for making and using them to create transgenic mouse strains and identify serotonin and intestinal enterocytes without immunostaining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Michael M. Scott, Evan S. Deneris
  • Patent number: 4625080
    Abstract: Apparatus for remote programming of an electronic device such as a video cassette recorder. A hand held portable programming unit stores intructions for the device as those instructions are entered through a key pad. These instructions are encoded into a form suitable for telecommunications to the device. A receiver unit which interfaces with the electric device receives the instructions and converts them into a form suitable for programming the device. When used in programming a video cassette recorder the instructions include the channel to be taped and the time and date the taping is to take place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Inventor: Michael M. Scott