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).

  • Publication number: 20080125065
    Abstract: Remote controls that are configured to prevent inadvertent signal transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Stephen D. Das, Jose P. Bernardo, Daniel H. Villegas, Scott R. Gibson, Timothy John Payne, Scott LaVoy Conway, Joseph Wayne Vandegriff
  • Publication number: 20080125064
    Abstract: Remote controls that are configured to prevent inadvertent signal transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Stephen D. Das, Jose P. Bernardo, Daniel H. Villegas, Scott R. Gibson, Timothy John Payne, Scott LaVoy Conway, Joseph Wayne Vandegriff
  • Patent number: 7186236
    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 re-filled. The housing has an outlet through which the infusion medium may be expelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Gibson, William A. Brandt, Benjamin Shen
  • Patent number: 6671554
    Abstract: An implantable coaxial lead includes a cable with male and female connectors. The cable includes inner and outer helical coils separated by an inner insulator tube, with an outer insulator tube surrounding the outer helical coil. The male connector includes an outer conductive cylinder, a conductive pin and an insulator molded in between. For increased strength, a braided cylinder, infused with rubber, is included at the juncture of the male connector and the cable. The female connector includes a cylinder formed by two conducting body elements and an intervening insulating body element. The female connector includes respective conductive tension elements configured to engage the male connector. A first seal is provided between the conductive tension members for electrical isolation and tactile feedback. An insertion tool includes a cylinder with a hollow bore and detachable head, and a rod for pulling the lead through the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Gibson, Rajiv Shah, Edward Chernoff, Charles Byers
  • Patent number: 6652510
    Abstract: An implantable infusion device includes of a disc-shaped housing that is made from a biocompatible material and contains a reservoir. The reservoir defines a chamber that contains at least one flexible diaphragm. A ring is provided in alignment with the peripheral edge of each diaphragm. The ring has a central opening that is aligned with the convolution and central portion of each diaphragm, to allow the diaphragm to flex within the ring. In this manner, the volume on one side of each diaphragm may be varied to correspond to a varying volume of infusion medium. Similarly, the volume within the reservoir chamber on the other side of the diaphragms is varied as the diaphragms flex, to correspond to the expansion and contraction of a propellant medium within the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Lord, William A. Brandt, Scott R. Gibson
  • Patent number: 6537268
    Abstract: Embodiments of medical infusion pumps are provided that include structural elements for providing sources of compliance within a fluid path within the pump. Some preferred embodiments provide implantable infusion pumps with compliance positioned between an exit port of a pumping mechanism and an outlet (e.g. an opening in a catheter) of the infusion pump. Other embodiments provide compliance in fluid path in proximity to entrance port of the pumping mechanism. Insertion of compliance in a flow path that is down stream of the pumping mechanism may aid in minimizing negative effects associated with attempting to force fluid through a restricted flow path that is further down-stream, such as that offered by a catheter or other outlet component. Insertion of compliance before the pumping mechanism may aid in reducing negative effects associated with an up stream restricted flow path, such as that which might be offered by a rigid filter located between the reservoir and the pumping mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Gibson, Peter C. Lord, Eric M. Lorenzen, Susan M. McConnell, John F. Gray, Robert W. Bosley
  • Publication number: 20030050680
    Abstract: An implantable coaxial lead includes a cable with male and female connectors. The cable includes inner and outer helical coils separated by an inner insulator tube, with an outer insulator tube surrounding the outer helical coil. The male connector includes an outer conductive cylinder, a conductive pin and an insulator molded in between. For increased strength, a braided cylinder, infused with rubber, is included at the juncture of the male connector and the cable. The female connector includes a cylinder formed by two conducting body elements and an intervening insulating body element. The female connector includes respective conductive tension elements configured to engage the male connector. A first seal is provided between the conductive tension members for electrical isolation and tactile feedback. An insertion tool includes a cylinder with a hollow bore and detachable head, and a rod for pulling the lead through the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Scott R. Gibson, Rajiv Shah, Edward Chernoff, Charles Byers
  • Publication number: 20030050623
    Abstract: An implantable infusion device includes of 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. A reservoirs for an implantable infusion devices may be configured to reduce the thickness requirements of the device, without compromising volume capacity of the device. In addition, such a reservoir configuration can allow multiple dispensing and fill or re-fill operations, with reduced risk of damage to the reservoir components. The reservoir defines a chamber that contains at least one flexible diaphragm. Each diaphragm has an outer peripheral edge within the chamber, a convolution adjacent the peripheral edge and a generally smooth central portion that is free to flex within the chamber, wherein the convolution enhances the flexibility of the diaphragm. A ring is provided in alignment with the peripheral edge of each diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2001
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Peter C. Lord, William A. Brandt, Scott R. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20030050626
    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 re-filled. The housing has an outlet through which the infusion medium may be expelled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Scott R. Gibson, William A. Brandt, Benjamin Shen
  • Patent number: 5683435
    Abstract: A wireless feedthrough assembly, for coupling leads received in the receptacles of a connector assembly to the electronic circuit within a cardiac pacemaker, includes a weld ring mounted in hermetically sealed fashion within a housing wall of the pacemaker and itself hermetically sealed to an intermediate portion of an elongated, multilayered structure. The multilayered structure includes layers of electrically insulating ceramic material on opposite sides of a planar array of printed conductors extending between a first portion of the structure within the connector assembly and an opposite second portion of the structure within the pacemaker. Connector pads at the ends of the printed conductors within the first portion are coupled to the receptacles of the connector assembly, while contact pads at the exterior of the second portion and coupled by vias to connector pads at the ends of the printed conductors are coupled to the electronic circuits within the pacemaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Buehl E. Truex, Scott R. Gibson, Alvin H. Weinberg
  • Patent number: 5620476
    Abstract: A wireless feedthrough assembly, for coupling leads received in the receptacles of a connector assembly to the electronic circuit within a cardiac pacemaker, includes a weld ring mounted in hermetically sealed fashion within a housing wall of the pacemaker and itself hermetically sealed to an intermediate portion of an elongated, multilayered structure. The multilayered structure includes layers of electrically insulating ceramic material on opposite sides of a planar array of printed conductors extending between a first portion of the structure within the connector assembly and an opposite second portion of the structure within the pacemaker. Connector pads at the ends of the printed conductors within the first portion are coupled to the receptacles of the connector assembly, while contact pads at the exterior of the second portion and coupled by vias to connector pads at the ends of the printed conductors are coupled to the electronic circuits within the pacemaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Buehl E. Truex, Scott R. Gibson, Alvin H. Weinberg