Patents by Inventor Scott R. Gibson

Scott R. Gibson 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: 8352041
    Abstract: Remote controls, including a communication device, a button or other communication device actuator and a movable structure that allows actuation of the actuator in one position and prevents actuation of the actuator in another position to prevent inadvertent signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research
    Inventors: Stephen D. Das, Jose P. Bernardo, Daniel H. Villegas, Scott R. Gibson, Timothy John Payne, Scott LaVoy Conway, Joseph Wayne Vandegriff
  • Patent number: 8323268
    Abstract: Implantable infusion apparatus, systems and methods that involve the use of a sensor that is associated with the catheter outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research
    Inventors: Lawrence Scott Ring, Peter C. Lord, Scott R. Gibson, Sam W. Bowman, Brian M. Shelton
  • Publication number: 20120180571
    Abstract: Infusion devices with blockage detection capability and methods of monitoring infusion devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Sam W. Bowman, Scott R. Gibson, Richard E. Purvis, Brian Michael Shelton, Lawrence Eric Ong, John Paul D'Brot
  • Publication number: 20120130353
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for infusing medication into a patient's body using a medication chamber referenced to ambient pressure. The apparatus includes a medication chamber enclosed by a peripheral wall which includes a movable portion configured to transfer exterior ambient pressure into the chamber. Means are provided for exerting a negative bias force acting on the movable portion in a direction opposed to the ambient pressure force. Thus, the resultant pressure in the chamber will be negative with respect to ambient pressure, reducing the risk that the chamber can be overpressurized and produce an unintended medication discharge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Scott R. Gibson, Peter C. Lord
  • Patent number: 8167832
    Abstract: Infusion devices with blockage detection capability and methods of monitoring infusion devices. High resolution pressure sensing and/or the sensing of a reflected pressure event may be used to detect a blockage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: The Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research
    Inventors: Sam W. Bowman, Scott R. Gibson, Richard E. Purvis, Brian Michael Shelton, Lawrence Eric Ong, John Paul D'Brot
  • Publication number: 20120078216
    Abstract: Ambulatory infusion pumps, pump assemblies, cartridges, baseplates, cannulas, insertion tools, and related components as well as combinations thereof and related methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Roger E. Smith, James Causey, Scott R. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20120078181
    Abstract: Ambulatory infusion pumps, pump assemblies, cartridges, baseplates, cannulas, insertion tools, and related components as well as combinations thereof and related methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Roger E. Smith, James Causey, Scott R. Gibson, Lawrence Scott Ring
  • Patent number: 8070745
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for infusing medication into a patient's body using a medication chamber referenced to ambient pressure. The apparatus includes a medication chamber enclosed by a peripheral wall which includes a movable portion configured to transfer exterior ambient pressure into the chamber. Means are provided for exerting a negative bias force acting on the movable portion in a direction opposed to the ambient pressure force. Thus, the resultant pressure in the chamber will be negative with respect to ambient pressure, reducing the risk that the chamber can be overpressurized and produce an unintended medication discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: The Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research
    Inventors: Scott R. Gibson, Peter C. Lord
  • Publication number: 20110270233
    Abstract: An implantable infusion system includes at least two controllable fluid transfer devices that may be used to transfer different fluid flows to the same or different body sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Peter C. Lord, Stephen D. Das, Scott R. Gibson
  • Patent number: 8002747
    Abstract: An implantable infusion system includes at least two controllable fluid transfer devices that may be used to transfer different fluid flows to the same or different body sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: The Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research
    Inventors: Peter C. Lord, Stephen D. Das, Scott R. Gibson
  • Patent number: 7867192
    Abstract: Infusion devices with blockage detection capability and methods of monitoring infusion devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: The Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research
    Inventors: Sam W. Bowman, Brian Michael Shelton, Scott R. Gibson, Lawrence Eric Ong, John Paul D'Brot
  • Publication number: 20100137842
    Abstract: Infusion devices that are configured to measure fluid flow and to adjust delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Scott R. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20100004638
    Abstract: Implantable medical devices that prevent over fill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Scott R. Gibson
  • Patent number: 7628776
    Abstract: An infusion device includes a disc-shaped housing that is made from a biocompatible material. The housing contains a reservoir for holding a volume of infusion medium, such as a medication to be administered to the patient. The inlet structure is coupled in flow communication with the reservoir, to allow the reservoir to be filled or refilled. The housing has an outlet through which the infusion medium may be expelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Gibson, William A. Brandt, Benjamin Shen
  • Publication number: 20090221957
    Abstract: Infusion devices with blockage detection capability and methods of monitoring infusion devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Sam W. Bowman, Brian Michael Shelton, Scott R. Gibson, Lawrence Eric Ong, John Paul D'Brot
  • Publication number: 20090149810
    Abstract: Implantable infusion apparatus, systems and methods that involve the use of a sensor that is associated with the catheter outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Lawrence Scott Ring, Peter C. Lord, Scott R. Gibson, Sam W. Bowman, Brian M. Shelton
  • Publication number: 20080306466
    Abstract: Implantable infusion devices and systems with side port access detection capability and methods of detecting side port access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Brian Michael Shelton, Scott R. Gibson, Lawrence S. Ring, Paul Edward Ross
  • Publication number: 20080234639
    Abstract: Valves, valved fluid transfer devices and ambulatory infusion devices including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: David Christopher Antonio, Stephen Roy Hessel, Scott R. Gibson, Christian Michael Merot, Lawrence Scott Ring, Norbert William Frenz, Stephen D. Das
  • Publication number: 20080139996
    Abstract: Infusion devices with blockage detection capability and methods of monitoring infusion devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Sam W. Bowman, Scott R. Gibson, Richard E. Purvis, Brian Michael Shelton, Lawrence Eric Ong, John Paul D'Brot
  • Publication number: 20080132973
    Abstract: A method for assigning a remote control to an ambulatory medical device includes generating and transmitting user inputs from a remote control to an ambulatory medical device, and receiving and processing the user inputs to determine whether the user inputs represent a sequence authorizing an assignment of the remote control to the ambulatory medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Carl Lord, Brian Michael Shelton, Scott R. Gibson, Daniel Hernandez Villegas, Jon Douglas Newbill, Joseph Wayne Vandegriff