Patents by Inventor Thomas R. Scott

Thomas R. 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
  • Publication number: 20200113838
    Abstract: Methods are provided for treating or preventing human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) or human immunodeficiency virus-2 (HIV-2) in a virologically suppressed patient in need thereof comprising switching the patient from an antiretroviral treatment regimen comprising at least three antiretroviral agents to a treatment regimen comprising only two antiretroviral agents. In one aspect the two treatment regimen consists of dolutegravir, rilpivirine and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, diluent or carrier. In another aspect of the invention, there is provided a multilayer tablet comprising dolutegravir or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and rilpivirine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Churchill CAMPBELL, Urbain Alfons C. DELAET, James M. GOODRICH, Juliette Segolène GUAQUIÈRE, Thomas LAUGHERY, Dominique J. LIMET, John C. POTTAGE, Ludovic Sylvain Marc RENOU, Trevor R. SCOTT, Christian SEILER, Mary WOODWARD
  • Publication number: 20190193014
    Abstract: An air cleaner assembly and components therefor are described. The components include features of an air cleaner housing; advantageous main filter cartridges; and, advantageous safety filter cartridge features. Features of the main filter cartridge are provided to engage an access cover of the assembly, and a cartridge support within the housing, in a preferred manner. Methods of assembly and use are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas L. Iddings, Daniel Adamek, Thomas G. Miller, Johan G. DeWit, Michel Baseotto, Roberto Merckx, Julien Dils, Paul R. Coulonvaux, James R. Scott
  • Publication number: 20170258457
    Abstract: A method for correlation attributes of mature mammals tissue to pre-pubescent mammals is provided. The method comprises providing a biopsy needle with a bore diameter of at least 0.9081 mm (20 gauge) to less than 2.413 mm (13 gauge) with a specimen notch, of at least 2 mm to no more than 16 mm; inserting the needle into said mammalian tissue of a pre-pubescent living mammal and extracting a sample tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Heather W. Dunn, Kathryn A. Elliott, Thomas R. Scott, Matthew Burns
  • Patent number: 7864381
    Abstract: A scanning apparatus includes an illuminator for illuminating a portion of a document to be scanned. The illuminator includes at least one light source and an optical element positioned to redirect light emitted by the light source. A phosphor material is disposed to intercept at least a portion of the light redirected by the optical element. A photosensitive device is positioned to receive light reflected from the document for recording an image of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas R. Scott
  • Patent number: 7847673
    Abstract: This is a ceramic disk PTC and heater assembly, and a method for attaching one to the other, the combination useful in the heating elements of solid ink printing apparatus. The ceramic disk PTC attachment method is made up of a low melting temperature solder and a high operating temperature adhesive. The solder attaches the disk to a substrate, and provides a low resistance electrical and thermal bond to the substrate. The adhesive is used to substantially completely encircle the solder, containing the solder when melted, and keeping the PTC attached when the solder is melted. The adhesive can also partially encircle the solder to a degree sufficient to substantially prevent substantial escape of molten solder from the attachment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas R. Scott
  • Patent number: 7838000
    Abstract: Disclosed are treatment agents and methods of treatment utilizing the agents directed toward diseases in which the disease causing pathogen includes ?6?1 integrin receptors and/or ?6?4 integrin receptors on the surface of the pathogen. In one embodiment, the disease can be breast cancer. The therapeutic agents disclosed include a polypeptide comprising at least a portion of the G domain of the laminin-5 ?3 chain that has been shown to bind ?6?1 integrin receptors and ?6?4 integrin receptors. In one embodiment, the therapeutic agents can be fused or chimeric materials in which the laminin-5 ?3 chain polypeptide has been chemically bound to another material that can be useful in the destruction or neutralization of the pathogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Clemson University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Thomas R. Scott, Heather P. Borick, Ginger A. Swire-Clark, William R. Marcotte, Jr., Ashby B. Bodine
  • Patent number: 7723491
    Abstract: Methods of forming proteinaceous products such as cell culture supplement capable of supporting the growth and culturing of cells, tissue, and organs, are generally disclosed. One method generally provides for the collection of the internal tissue of an animal, such as a bovine, and the processing of the internal tissue to degrade and/or lyse the tissue components. A cell culture supplement or other proteinaceous product can be prepared from the processed tissue. A proteinaceous product can include, for example, a complete protein profile of the tissue or only certain biological factors extracted from the tissue. Collected internal tissue can be lymphatic tissue such as the supramammary glands of a dairy or beef cow or the thymus gland of a veal calf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventors: Steven E. Ellis, Thomas R. Scott
  • Publication number: 20090102599
    Abstract: This is a ceramic disk PTC and heater assembly, and a method for attaching one to the other, the combination useful in the heating elements of solid ink printing apparatus. The ceramic disk PTC attachment method is made up of a low melting temperature solder and a high operating temperature adhesive. The solder attaches the disk to a substrate, and provides a low resistance electrical and thermal bond to the substrate. The adhesive is used to substantially completely encircle the solder, containing the solder when melted, and keeping the PTC attached when the solder is melted. The adhesive can also partially encircle the solder to a degree sufficient to substantially prevent substantial escape of molten solder from the attachment area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas R. Scott
  • Publication number: 20080241967
    Abstract: A radioimmunoassay method for determining the quantity of an analyte of interest in a sample is disclosed. The analyte of interest may be an antigen or other chemical entity. A known antibody to the antigen or other entity is employed and is conjugated to a functionalized nanoparticle. Because of the high surface area presented by the present nanoparticle—antibody conjugates, the present radioimmunoassay method is particularly suited for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of low molecular weight chemicals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Feng Chen, A. B. Bodine, Paul L. Dawson, Thomas R. Scott, Xi Wang
  • Publication number: 20080231911
    Abstract: A scanning apparatus includes an illuminator for illuminating a portion of a document to be scanned. The illuminator includes at least one light source and an optical element positioned to redirect light emitted by the light source. A phosphor material is disposed to intercept at least a portion of the light redirected by the optical element. A photosensitive device is positioned to receive light reflected from the document for recording an image of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas R. Scott
  • Patent number: 6638023
    Abstract: A system and methods for automatically adjusting pump operating parameters for at least one pump to accommodate solids encountered during a pumping operation. The output signal of a level sensor may be monitored so as to detect and account for variations therein. The power draw of the pump may also be monitored so as to detect and account for the presence of solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Little Giant Pump Company
    Inventor: Thomas R. Scott
  • Publication number: 20020090303
    Abstract: A system and methods for automatically adjusting pump operating parameters for at least one pump to accommodate solids encountered during a pumping operation. The output signal of a level sensor may be monitored so as to detect and account for variations therein. The power draw of the pump may also be monitored so as to detect and account for the presence of solids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventor: Thomas R. Scott
  • Publication number: 20020068123
    Abstract: Gallic acid is a useful sweetener for foods, beverages and medicaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Justis Verhagen, Thomas R. Scott, Barbara K. Giza