Patents by Inventor Robert E. Scott

Robert E. 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).

  • 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: 20190180133
    Abstract: In some examples, a method includes determining, by a computing device, a plurality of regions of interest of an image for independently processing relative to a plane of interest; determining, by the computing device and for respective regions of interest of the plurality of regions of interest, a distance from objects within the respective regions of interest to the plane of interest; and processing, by the computing device and independently for the respective regions of interest, the respective regions of interest of the image based on the determined distance from the objects to the plane of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Robert W. Shannon, Douglas S. Dunn, Glenn E. Casner, Jonathan D. Gandrud, Shannon D. Scott, Gautam Singh
  • Publication number: 20190134391
    Abstract: A topical nerve activation patch includes a flexible substrate, a dermis conforming bottom surface of the substrate comprising adhesive and adapted to contact a dermis of a user, a flexible top outer surface of the substrate approximately parallel to the bottom surface, a plurality of electrodes positioned on the patch proximal to the bottom surface and located beneath the top outer surface and coupled to the flexible substrate, a power source, and electronic circuitry that generates an output voltage applied to the electrodes. The electronic circuitry includes a controller, a voltage monitoring circuit coupled to the controller, a current monitoring circuit coupled to the controller, a switch coupled to the controller and a boosted voltage circuit coupled to the switch and the power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Bernard Druke, Alan E. Loh, Robert W. Scott, Anthony Wei, Graham Harold Creasey, Hoo-Min Toong
  • Publication number: 20150252409
    Abstract: The present invention provides for methods, processes and platforms to validate systems genetics networks to define their genetic regulators and to optimize translational applicability to humans for drug development. These systems genetics networks are sets of genes with a common function that demonstrate covariate expression that is genetically modulated by linked function network regulators (LFNRs) which comprise eQTLs in animals and GWAS SNPs in humans. LFNRs represent a new class of targets to identify drugs to prevent, ameliorate, and/or treat human diseases. LFNRs for the cell cycle-mitosis network have potential to be especially useful for anti-cancer therapies. The present invention provides for a drug that targets a specific LFNR for the cell cycle-mitosis network in Caucasian male liver to prevent the development of hepatocellular carcinoma in high risk patient populations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Varigenix, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Scott, Robert W. Williams
  • Patent number: 8966810
    Abstract: Fish lure includes a flexible body having a forward body having maximum width and weight tapering to an aft body having reduced width and height; and a swimming tail portion flexibly connected to the aft body, wherein the swimming tail is flared, wherein the tail increases in width and height toward a tail tip as compared with the aft body portion, and a central channel groove generally parallel to a long axis of the lure, the long axis being normal to both width and height of the lure, the channel groove extending to the tail tip and maintaining a smaller width dimension as compared to adjacent flared portions of the tail, wherein water flow across the tail is guided through the channel groove and across the flared portions of the tail to provide vertically-balanced water flow across the tail and to produce a uniform horizontal swimming movement of the tail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Jason E. Scott, Robert E. Scott
  • Patent number: 7762033
    Abstract: A wall construction system includes a footer attached to a floor or footer; vertical reinforcing bars attached to the footer; horizontal reinforcing bars attached to vertical reinforcing bars at predetermined heights above the footer; blocks attached onto the footer, each layer including a row of blocks, each block including a pair of flat major surfaces and four contoured minor surfaces, and a plurality of longitudinal grooves parallel to the major surfaces and incorporated into the edges of the minor surfaces; a plurality of joining strips, the strips placed end to end and pressed into each longitudinal groove, with about half their width protruding from the longitudinal grooves; a plurality of lateral clips attached to pairs of joining strips across the top of the blocks, perpendicular to the longitudinal grooves; and a quantity of concrete in horizontal and vertical air gaps between adjacent blocks enveloping horizontal and vertical reinforcing bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventors: Robert E. Scott, Jason E. Scott
  • Patent number: 6922415
    Abstract: A non-symmetrical half-duplex data communications apparatus and method provides for transmitting and receiving non-symmetrical half-duplex signals over a communications link. The non-symmetrical half-duplex data communications apparatus includes interface circuitry that is connectable to the communications link and modulation circuitry to transmit and receive the non-symmetrical half-duplex signals over the communications link. The modulation circuitry of the non-symmetrical half-duplex data communications apparatus includes the ability to transmit data signals with a transmission time that is different than the transmission time of receive signals. The modulation circuitry of the non-symmetrical half-duplex data communications apparatus also includes the ability to transmit data signals with a transmission data rate different than the transmission data rate of receive signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon Bremer, Robert E. Scott
  • Patent number: 6512773
    Abstract: An improved system and method for transporting ATM information over a communications channel by enabling a single 4-octet ATM header to be prepended to user data, thus forming a low overhead ATM cell. Furthermore, an alternative embodiment of the invention may be used to simultaneously transport a plurality of 52 octet ATM frames in conjunction with the low overhead cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Scott
  • Publication number: 20020167949
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide communication of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) data using variable duration ATM frames between a data terminal unit (DTU) at a central office and a remote DTU at a user premises. One embodiment of the present invention can be viewed as a communication device which communicates data in an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) format, the device comprising at least one buffer configured to receive data from a sending device, and a modulation unit coupled to the buffer and configured to encapsulate a plurality of ATM cells into an ATM frame, the plurality of ATM cells having the received data, so that the ATM frame is communicated onto a subscriber line, such that the communicated ATM frame has a variable transmission duration, the variable transmission duration corresponding to a number of the plurality of ATM cells encapsulated into the ATM frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: Gordon Bremer, Kurt E. Holmquist, Joseph Q. Chapman, Robert E. Scott
  • Patent number: 6470046
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for a central office data communications apparatus allows for combining the voice POTS and high speed modem data processing functions into one device at the central office. The combination of the signals allows for a single high-speed CODEC which samples both a POTS signal and the high-speed modem signals to be utilized. This eliminates the need for external POTS splitters and costly duplicative circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Scott
  • Patent number: 6368790
    Abstract: Terminal differentiation is associated with repression in the expression of the P2P subset of hnRNP proteins. The present invention provides a P2P cDNA that encodes proteins with domains for hnRNP association and Rb1 binding. Probes to the P2P cDNA detect a single 8 kb mRNA in multiple murine tissues, in proliferating murine 3T3 cells but not in terminally differentiated 3T3T adipocytes. The interaction of P2P cDNA products and Rb1 may serve to modulate cell proliferation and/or other biological functions associated with tumor suppression by an RNA processing mechanism. Moreover, it was shown that P2P antisense oligonucleotides selectively repressed 30-40 kDa P2P expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: University of Tennessee Research Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Scott
  • Patent number: 6364353
    Abstract: An inflator (10) comprises a housing (20) defining first and second combustion chambers (100, 120). A first inflation fluid source (140) in the first combustion chamber (100) is actuatable to effect flow of inflation fluid. A first initiator (112) in the housing (20), when energized, effects actuation of the first inflation fluid source (140). A second inflation fluid source (150) in the second combustion chamber (120) is actuatable to effect flow of inflation fluid. A second initiator (124) in the housing (20), when energized, effects actuation of the second inflation fluid source (150). The housing (20) deforms due to the pressure of inflation fluid in the housing upon actuation of one or both of the inflation fluid sources (140, 150). The housing (20), after deforming, has a fluid passage (90) for directing flow of inflation fluid out of the housing. The flow area of the fluid passage (90) varies in accordance with the pressure of inflation fluid in the housing (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: TRW Inc.
    Inventors: Lloyd G. Green, Jr., Bradley W. Nelson, Robert E. Scott, Jess A. Cuevas, Thomas H. Deming
  • Publication number: 20020035080
    Abstract: Terminal differentiation is associated with repression in the expression of the P2P subset of hnRNP proteins. The 5173 base pair P2P cDNA was cloned and characterized. The cDNA contains a 4214 base pair open reading frame. Probes to the P2P cDNA detect a single 8 kb mRNA in multiple murine tissues, in proliferating murine 3T3T cells but not in terminally differentiated 3T3T adipocytes. Evidence that the P2P cDNA can encode proteins with domains for hnRNP association was established by showing that the C130 monoclonal antibody, produced against a fusion protein derived from the P2P cDNA, selectively detects native P2P hnRNP proteins. In addition, it was shown that P2P antisense oligonucleotides selectively repressed 30-40 kDa P2P expression. Since terminal differentiation is also associated with modulation in Rb1 function, assays were performed which demonstrated that P2P cDNA products interact with Rb1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Applicant: The University of Tennessee Research Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Scott
  • Publication number: 20010001523
    Abstract: An inflator (10) comprises a housing (20) defining first and second combustion chambers (100, 120). A first inflation fluid source (140) in the first combustion chamber (100) is actuatable to effect flow of inflation fluid. A first initiator (12) in the housing (20), when energized, effects actuation of the first inflation fluid source (140). A second inflation fluid source (150) in the second combustion chamber (120) is actuatable to effect flow of inflation fluid. A second initiator (124) in the housing (20), when energized, effects actuation of the second inflation fluid source (150). The housing (20) deforms due to the pressure of inflation fluid in the housing upon actuation of one or both of the inflation fluid sources (140, 150). The housing (20), after deforming, has a fluid passage (90) for directing flow of inflation fluid out of the housing. The flow area of the fluid passage (90) varies in accordance with the pressure of inflation fluid in the housing (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 1999
    Publication date: May 24, 2001
    Inventors: LLOYD G. GREEN, BRADLEY W. NELSON, ROBERT E. SCOTT, JESS A. CUEVAS, THOMAS H. DEMING
  • Patent number: 6212374
    Abstract: An echo canceler disabling system is associated with a cellular data communications device, such as a modem, which is utilized to communicate digital data over a cellular network for the purpose of enhancing digital data communications over the network. The echo canceler disabling system is configured to disable voice echo cancelers brought on-line during digital data transmission after call startup in order to prevent disruption of digital data communications by the voice echo cancelers. To deactivate the voice echo cancelers, the echo canceler disabling system is configured to transmit a tone at approximately 2100 Hz with 180 degree phase reversals to disable one or more echo cancelers brought on-line after the call startup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Scott, E. Robert Lastinger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6084885
    Abstract: A modem apparatus and method to allow a single central site modem with a low processing power DSP to handle numerous DSL lines. More particularly, the modem apparatus and method take advantage of the bursty nature of Internet data traffic to allow the low processing power DSP equipped modem to handle multiple lines simultaneously. The multiple lines can be serviced via a round robin routine or via a quality of service routine, in which the data traffic on the line is analyzed for real time activity, such analysis using UDP transport layer protocol to determine real time activity. The quality of service routine also constantly monitors the data communications lines during periods of data communication to determine if a data line should be entered into the high priority queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Scott
  • Patent number: 5984352
    Abstract: An inflator (10) comprises a housing (20) defining a combustion chamber (144). An inflation fluid source (152) in the combustion chamber (144) in the housing (20) is actuatable to provide inflation fluid under pressure. An initiator (94) is provided in the housing (20) for actuating the inflation fluid source (152). The housing (20) has a fluid passage (150) for directing flow of inflation fluid out of the housing. The housing (20) deforms due to the pressure of inflation fluid in the housing upon actuation of the inflation fluid source (152) by the initiator (94). The flow area of the fluid passage (150) increases due to deformation of the housing (20) and varies in accordance with the pressure of inflation fluid in the housing upon actuation of the inflation fluid source (152).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: TRW Inc.
    Inventors: Lloyd G. Green, Jr., Bradley W. Nelson, Robert E. Scott, Jess A. Cuevas, Thomas H. Deming
  • Patent number: 5602869
    Abstract: The strength of a local echo signal is used to dynamically adjust the transmit signal level of a modem. In particular, the modem provides a transmit signal to a local loop of a public switched telephone network (PSTN). This local loop couples the modem to, for example, a central office. The amount of reflected energy from the central office, i.e., echo, received by the modem is inversely proportional to the amount of energy actually getting through to the central office. If the magnitude of the local echo signal is small, which indicates that most of the transmit signal energy is reaching the equipment of the central office, then the signal level of the transmit signal is lowered. Conversely, if the magnitude of the local echo signal is large, which indicates that most of the transmit signal energy is being back reflected from the central office, then the signal level of the transmit signal is raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Scott
  • Patent number: D570444
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventors: Jason E. Scott, Robert E. Scott