Patents by Inventor Scott E.M. Frushour

Scott E.M. Frushour 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: 20140106626
    Abstract: An electrical contact pin includes an outer shaft, an inner shaft at least partially received within the outer shaft and slidable relative to the outer shaft, and a rotatable member disposed at a free end of the inner shaft. The rotatable member is rotatable relative to the inner shaft in at least one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: SCOTT E.M. FRUSHOUR, ROBERT B. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20140002056
    Abstract: Systems and corresponding methods for determining characteristics of an output signal generated by a high-frequency medical device using low-frequency measurement systems are disclosed. A digital measurement system includes an oscillator, a mixer, and a controller coupled to each other. The oscillator provides a reference signal having a second frequency. The mixer generates a down-converted signal based on the output signal and the reference signal. The controller then determines a characteristic of the output signal (e.g., frequency or phase) based on the down-converted signal. An analog measurement system includes a filter having a center frequency, a rectifier, and a controller. The filter filters the output signal and the rectifier rectifies the filtered signal. The controller samples the rectified signal and determines a characteristic of the output signal based on the level of the rectified signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: WAYNE L. MOUL, ROBERT J. BEHNKE, II, SCOTT E.M. FRUSHOUR, JEFFREY L. JENSEN
  • Publication number: 20130345696
    Abstract: A system is provided. The system includes an electrosurgical generator configured to measure, collect and record data pertaining to a characteristic of tissue as the tissue is being electrosurgically treated. A tuner configured to couple to the electrosurgical generator includes a tuning circuit providing a load having a variable complex impedance for the electrosurgical generator when the electrosurgical generator is connected thereto. A controller including stored data pertaining to impedance values is in operable communication with the electrosurgical generator for retrieving the recorded data pertaining to the characteristic of tissue. The controller is in operable communication with the tuner for varying a complex impedance of the load. The controller configured to compare the recorded data pertaining to the at least one characteristic of tissue with the stored data pertaining to the plurality of impedance values and to adjust the tuner to one of the plurality of impedance values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: ROBERT J. BEHNKE, II, PETER L. VALENTYIK, SCOTT E.M. FRUSHOUR
  • Publication number: 20130304049
    Abstract: An electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical power generating source, an energy applicator operably associated with the electrosurgical power generating source, a processor unit, and a data acquisition module configured to receive a reflected signal. The processor unit is disposed in operative communication with the data acquisition module and adapted to determine a tissue desiccation rate around at least a portion of the energy applicator based on one or more signals received from the data acquisition module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Scott E.M. Frushour
  • Publication number: 20130180762
    Abstract: A multi-layer printed circuit board includes a first layer stack and a second layer stack coupled to the first layer stack. The first layer stack includes a first electrically-insulating layer, a second electrically-insulating layer, and a first electrically-conductive layer disposed between the first and second electrically-insulating layers. The second layer includes a third electrically-insulating layer and a second electrically-conductive layer. The first layer stack and/or the second layer stack include a cut-out area defining a void that extends therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Wayne L. Moul, Robert J. Behnke, II, Scott E.M. Frushour, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20130180104
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a printed circuit board includes the initial steps of providing a first layer stack and providing a second layer stack. The first layer stack includes a first electrically-insulating layer. The first electrically-insulating layer includes a first surface and one or more electrically-conductive traces disposed on the first surface. The second layer stack includes a second electrically-insulating layer and a first electrically-conductive layer. The second electrically-insulating layer includes a first surface and an opposite second surface. The first electrically-conductive layer is disposed on the first surface of the second electrically-insulating layer. The second layer stack further includes a cut-out area defining a void that extends therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: WAYNE L. MOUL, ROBERT J. BEHNKE, II, SCOTT E.M. FRUSHOUR, JEFFREY L. JENSEN
  • Publication number: 20130180763
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes a first layer stack and a second layer stack coupled to the first layer stack. The first layer stack includes a first electrically-insulating layer, a first electrically-conductive layer, and a cut-out area defining a void that extends therethrough. The first electrically-insulating layer includes a first surface and an opposite second surface. The first electrically-conductive layer is disposed on the first surface of the first electrically-insulating layer. The second layer stack includes a second electrically-insulating layer. The second electrically-insulating layer includes a first surface and an opposite second surface. One or more electrically-conductive traces are disposed on the first surface of the second electrically-insulating layer. The printed circuit board further includes a device at least partially disposed within the cut-out area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Wayne L. Moul, Robert J. Behnke, II, Scott E.M. Frushour, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20130180105
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a printed circuit board includes the steps of providing a first layer stack including a first electrically-conductive layer and a first electrically-insulating layer and providing a second layer stack including a second electrically-insulating layer. The first electrically-conductive layer is disposed on the first surface of the first electrically-insulating layer. The second electrically-insulating layer includes one or more electrically-conductive traces disposed on a first surface thereof. The method also includes mounting a device on the first surface of the second electrically-insulating layer such that the device is electrically-coupled to at least one of the one or more electrically-conductive traces, and providing the first layer stack with a cut-out area defining a void that extends from the second surface of the first electrically-insulating layer to the first surface of the first electrically-conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Wayne L. Moul, Robert J. Behnke, II, Scott E. M. Frushour, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20130144284
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for an end effector assembly for microwave forceps. The end effector assembly includes a pair of opposing jaw members movable from a first position in spaced relation relative to one another to at least one subsequent position wherein the jaw members cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. Each of the jaw members includes a microwave antenna assembly and a shielding member including a metallic plate coupled to ground and a dielectric material. The end effector assembly also includes a splitter configured to receive an active signal from a source of microwave energy and split the active signal into a first signal transmitted to the microwave antenna assembly in one of the jaw members and a second signal transmitted in the microwave antenna assembly in the other jaw member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Scott E.M. Frushour, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Wayne L. Moul
  • Publication number: 20130072922
    Abstract: A system includes a microwave signal generator and a medical device. The medical device includes a handle assembly, a microwave-signal-amplifying module, and a probe. The microwave-signal-amplifying module includes a microwave amplifier unit. The microwave amplifier unit is adapted to amplify a high-frequency input signal to generate a high-frequency output signal. The microwave amplifier unit is disposed within the handle assembly. The probe extends distally from the distal end of the handle assembly and is operably coupled to an output of the microwave-signal-amplifying module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Vivant Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E. M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul
  • Publication number: 20130072920
    Abstract: A medical device includes a handle assembly including a distal end, a probe extending distally from the distal end of the handle assembly, and a microwave amplifier unit disposed within the handle assembly. The microwave amplifier unit is adapted to amplify a high-frequency input signal to generate a high-frequency output signal to be transmitted to the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Vivant Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E. M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul
  • Publication number: 20130072923
    Abstract: A method of directing energy to tissue includes the steps of providing a handheld device including an energy applicator and a handle assembly configured to support the energy applicator at a distal end thereof, and transmitting energy from an output of a microwave amplifier unit disposed within the handle assembly through the energy applicator to tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Vivant Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E. M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul
  • Publication number: 20130067725
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a medical device includes the initial steps of providing a handle assembly and providing a microwave-signal-amplifying module. The handle assembly includes a handle body defining a chamber therein. The handle body is configured to support an energy applicator at the distal end thereof. The microwave-signal-amplifying module includes a microwave amplifier unit adapted to amplify a high-frequency input signal to generate a high-frequency output signal. The microwave-signal-amplifying module includes one or more connector portions including one or more electrical connectors adapted to be removeably coupleable to one or more electrical conductors associated with the handle body. The method also includes the step of positioning the microwave-signal-amplifying module into the chamber to bring the one or more electrical connectors of the one or more connector portions into electrical engagement with one or more electrical connectors associated with the handle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Vivant Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E.M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul
  • Publication number: 20130072921
    Abstract: A medical device includes a handle assembly and a probe-and-amplifier assembly. The handle assembly includes a handle body defining a chamber therein. The probe-and-amplifier assembly includes a probe and a microwave amplifier unit. The probe extends distally from the distal end of the handle assembly. The microwave amplifier unit is disposed within the chamber. The microwave amplifier unit and the probe are mechanically coupled to one another to form a unitary body. The probe-and-amplifier assembly is selectively removable from the handle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Vivant Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E. M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul