Patents by Inventor Tim Scott

Tim 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: 10495613
    Abstract: A device for estimating a mechanical property of a sample is disclosed herein. The device may include a chamber configured to hold the sample; a transmitter configured to transmit a plurality of waveforms, including at least one forcing waveform; and a transducer assembly operatively connected to the transmitter and configured to transform the transmit waveforms into ultrasound waveforms. The transducer assembly can also transmit and receive ultrasound waveforms into and out of the chamber, as well as transform at least two received ultrasound waveforms into received electrical waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hemosonics, LLC
    Inventors: William F. Walker, F. Scott Corey, Andrew Homyk, Tim Higgins, Francesco Viola, Frank Regan, Elisa Ferrante
  • Patent number: 10405912
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand with open ends around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection an ablative fluid for ablating tissue, such as nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. The system also controls the depth of penetration of the ablative fluid into and beyond the tissue of the vessel wall. The catheter includes structures which provide radial and lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes open uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened injection needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, Robert Ryan Ragland, Darrin James Kent, Andy Edward Denison, Eric Thomas Johnson, Jeff Alan Burke, Christopher Scott Hayden
  • Publication number: 20190269435
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular and/or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection an ablative fluid for ablating tissue, and/or nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. The system may also include a means to limit and/or adjust the depth of penetration of the ablative fluid into and beyond the tissue of the vessel wall. The catheter may also include structures which provide radial and/or lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes expand uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened injection needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, Robert Ryan Ragland, Darrin James Kent, Andy Edward Denison, Eric Thomas Johnson, Jeff Alan Burke, Christopher Scott Hayden, Robert E. Fischell
  • Publication number: 20190242131
    Abstract: An anchor assembly for use with a tensioning strand includes an anchor body including a bore therethrough, the bore configured to receive the strand therethrough, an inner surface of the bore including a frustoconical wedge-receiving cavity, at least one frustoconical wedge including a strand-engaging inner surface and an anchor body engaging outer surface, the wedge being at least partially received in the wedge-receiving cavity, an encapsulating layer at least partially surrounding the anchor body, and a wedge retention disk mechanically coupled to the anchor body and positioned so as to prevent the wedge from fully exiting the wedge-receiving cavity. The wedge retention disk may be spaced apart from the anchor body such that the wedge can move axially with respect to the anchor body between a seated position in which the wedge engages the wedge-receiving cavity and an unseated position in which the wedge engages the wedge retention disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott, Shane Taylor, Thomas Mathews, Tim Beaver
  • Patent number: 10350392
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection an ablative fluid for ablating tissue, such as nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. The system may also control the depth of penetration of the ablative fluid into and beyond the tissue of the vessel wall. The catheter may also include structures which provide radial or lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes expand uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened injection needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, Robert Ryan Ragland, Darrin James Kent, Andy Edward Denison, Eric Thomas Johnson, Jeff Alan Burke, Christopher Scott Hayden, Robert E. Fischell
  • Publication number: 20190172033
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and non-transitory media for providing point-of-sale functionality are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a system including a merchant device and a consumer facing device. The merchant device may include a merchant display device configured to present interactive displays of a merchant facing interface configured to be used by merchants. The consumer facing device may be configured to present interactive displays of a consumer facing interface configured to be used by consumers. The point-of-sale system may be configured to facilitate financial transactions and other forms of consumer service. For example, merchant inputs provided via the merchant facing interface (e.g., entered menu items) may be shown on the consumer facing interface. In another example, consumer inputs provided via the consumer facing interface be sent to the merchant device and/or otherwise used by the merchant device to facilitate a financial transaction, among other things.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: David Scott Parker, Tim Loong Mun, Raúl Eduardo Acuña Carrasco, Kavin Arasu, Peter Hong
  • Patent number: 10303519
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media for process-performing resources and process specifications particularized to loads are provided. A provisional electronic composite for a load may be created. A type of process-performing resource may be identified. Performance data may be accessed to identify a process-performance duration that corresponds to a process type, the type of process-performing resource, process-performance locations, and process-performance times. A process-assignment duration may be defined, and an availability of a process-performing resource may be detected. A performance time may be determined based on the availability of the process-performing resource. Instruction to perform the process at the performance time may transmitted to at least one resource-controlling device. The provisional electronic composite for the load may be modified based on the performance time and the instruction to form an updated electronic composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HCA Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel O. Perez, Michael A. Houston, Alan Scott, Ryan Staggs, Tim Dunnington, Paul Currie
  • Publication number: 20190139133
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to integrating processes of resource requests and corresponding backings. More specifically, backing data is assessed to identify a distribution to be used for resource-request processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: nCino, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Snell, Neil Underwood, Matthew Lukens, Jaco Raubenheimer, David Patrick, M. Pullen Daniel, JR., Pierre Naude, Chris Worel, Rick Norris, M. Scott Toler, Tim Batchelor, Taylor Adkins, Kenneth Yeung
  • Publication number: 20170037629
    Abstract: A magnetically attached building composite containing at least a first building component and a second building component. The first building component has an upper surface and a lower surface, where the lower surface of the first building component comprises magnetizable or magnetically responsive materials. The second building component has an upper surface and a lower surface, where the upper surface of the second building component is adjacent the lower surface of the first building component, and wherein the upper and lower surfaces of the second building component comprise magnetizable or magnetically responsive materials. At least one of the lower surface of the first building component and the upper surface of the second building component comprise magnetizable materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Sudhanshu Srivastava, Venkatkrishna Raghavendran, Daniel T. McBride, Tim Scott, I, LeAnne O. Flack, Jacob J. Smrekar, Kevin Weir
  • Publication number: 20170035214
    Abstract: A magnetically attached mattress and foundation system comprising a foundation containing a magnetic portion and a mattress containing a magnetic portion. The magnetic portions each contain magnetizable or magnetically responsive materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Sudhanshu Srivastava, Venkatkrishna Raghavendran, Tim Scott, LeAnne O. Flack, Timothy Meade, Brandon T. Roberts
  • Patent number: 9261204
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for controlling gas flow via a gas shut-off valve assembly. In at least one embodiment, the assembly is configured to drive its shut-off valve from an open position to a closed position, in response to detecting a valve closure condition. The assembly in one or more embodiments operates as an intelligent node in an AMR network, and it interprets a received closure command as a closure condition. Additionally, or alternatively, the assembly detects abnormal operating conditions as the closure condition. Advantageously, the assembly performs initial closure verification, based on detecting movement of the valve into the closed position, and performs subsequent closure verification, based on monitoring downstream gas pressure. In the same or other embodiments, the assembly provides enhanced stand-alone reliability and safety by incorporating one or more valve clearing/cleaning routines into its operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: SENSUS USA INC.
    Inventors: Tim Scott, Dirk Steckmann, Daniel W. Peace, Doug Vargas
  • Patent number: 9221414
    Abstract: A sensing and injury mitigation system for a vehicle to identify an object in an impact event is disclosed. The system includes an impact sensing unit comprising an impact sensor and a pressure sensing unit. The impact sensor has fluid-filled first and second tube portions. The pressure sensing unit has a housing and first and second pressure sensors located within the housing. The first tube portion of the impact sensor is attached to the first pressure sensor and the second tube portion of the impact sensor is attached to the second pressure sensor. The pressure sensing unit senses changes in fluid pressure within the tubes. In one embodiment, the tube portions of the impact sensor define a loop. In another embodiment, at least a portion of the first tube portion and at least a portion of the second tube portion share a common axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Yellin Schondorf, Tim Scott
  • Patent number: 9182052
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for controlling gas flow via a gas shut-off valve assembly. In at least one embodiment, the assembly is configured to drive its shut-off valve from an open position to a closed position, in response to detecting a valve closure condition. The assembly in one or more embodiments operates as an intelligent node in an AMR network, and it interprets a received closure command as a closure condition. Additionally, or alternatively, the assembly detects abnormal operating conditions as the closure condition. Advantageously, the assembly performs initial closure verification, based on detecting movement of the valve into the closed position, and performs subsequent closure verification, based on monitoring downstream gas pressure. In the same or other embodiments, the assembly provides enhanced stand-alone reliability and safety by incorporating one or more valve clearing/cleaning routines into its operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sensus USA Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Scott, Dirk Steckmann, Daniel W. Peace, Doug Vargas
  • Patent number: 9175993
    Abstract: An industrial process control field device includes a process variable transducer configured to sense or control a process variable. Field device circuitry is configured to couple to the process variable transducer and communicate information related to the process variable to another location. The field device circuitry includes an optical isolator having transmit circuitry on a first side of a galvanic isolation configured to transmit an optical signal which is pulsed on and off across the isolation. Receive circuitry is located on a second side of galvanic isolation and configured to receive the optical signal with an optical sensor. The optical sensor enters an “on” state when it receives a pulse and is otherwise in an “off” state. The receive circuitry provides a secondary side output based upon the received optical signal. The receive circuitry enters in a low power state when the optical sensor is in the “off” state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Allan Hunter, Jordan Dennis Lucht, Jared James Dreier, Bruce David Rovner, Tim Scott Lemke
  • Publication number: 20150274118
    Abstract: A sensing and injury mitigation system for a vehicle to identify an object in an impact event is disclosed. The system includes an impact sensing unit comprising an impact sensor and a pressure sensing unit. The impact sensor has fluid-filled first and second tube portions. The pressure sensing unit has a housing and first and second pressure sensors located within the housing. The first tube portion of the impact sensor is attached to the first pressure sensor and the second tube portion of the impact sensor is attached to the second pressure sensor. The pressure sensing unit senses changes in fluid pressure within the tubes. In one embodiment the tube portions of the impact sensor define a loop. In another embodiment at least a portion of the first tube portion and at least a portion of the second tube portion share a common axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Yellin Schondorf, Tim Scott
  • Publication number: 20150229982
    Abstract: A method and system for allowing a user to schedule a recording of a program by a digital video recorder (“DVR”) using a notice such as an advertisement, or other program notification, whether provided in print or served electronically, by engaging a user-engagable link in the notice is disclosed. The user-engagable link accesses a scheduler interface for presenting users with a process for scheduling a DVR recording. The scheduler interface is further used to determine user attributes, DVR provider information and set up account and access information and may be implemented using either a universal user interface that is common to all DVRs, customized for the user, customized for the DVR provider, or any other configuration desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventor: Tim Scott
  • Publication number: 20150161504
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for the counting of cans and bottles as they are deposited into a receptacle. The device comprises an adjustable means for attaching onto a trash receptacle and hold the same above the receptacle in order to deposit cans and bottles through the device and thereafter within the receptacle. Further, a counter is provided for numerically representing each can or bottle deposited within the receptacle. When the trashcan or bin is full or ready to be emptied, an individual can view the counter in order to know how many cans or bottles are contained within the receptacle prior to recycling. The device, therefore, offers a convenient way to count deposited bottles, eliminates the need to manually count bottles, and offers a practical way to encourage people to recycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventor: Tim Scott
  • Patent number: 9004528
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly comprises a vehicle seat comprising a rigid frame, one or more resilient portions and a covering material, wherein an openable deployment seam is provided at a portion of the covering material, and wherein the vehicle seat defines a recess. An airbag module is provided within the recess and comprises a housing, an airbag and an inflator system. Also provided is gripping means which is movable between a first position and a second position in which the portion of the covering material is restrained to assist deployment of the airbag through the deployment seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Tim Scott, Markus Koelsch, Jim Alcorn, Tina Sharp
  • Publication number: 20150082907
    Abstract: An industrial process control field device includes a process variable transducer configured to sense or control a process variable. Field device circuitry is configured to couple to the process variable transducer and communicate information related to the process variable to another location. The field device circuitry includes an optical isolator having transmit circuitry on a first side of a galvanic isolation configured to transmit an optical signal which is pulsed on and off across the isolation. Receive circuitry is located on a second side of galvanic isolation and configured to receive the optical signal with an optical sensor. The optical sensor enters an “on” state when it receives a pulse and is otherwise in an “off” state. The receive circuitry provides a secondary side output based upon the received optical signal. The receive circuitry enters in a low power state when the optical sensor is in the “off” state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Allan Hunter, Jordan Dennis Lucht, Jared James Dreier, Bruce David Rovner, Tim Scott Lemke
  • Publication number: 20140225014
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for controlling gas flow via a gas shut-off valve assembly. In at least one embodiment, the assembly is configured to drive its shut-off valve from an open position to a closed position, in response to detecting a valve closure condition. The assembly in one or more embodiments operates as an intelligent node in an AMR network, and it interprets a received closure command as a closure condition. Additionally, or alternatively, the assembly detects abnormal operating conditions as the closure condition. Advantageously, the assembly performs initial closure verification, based on detecting movement of the valve into the closed position, and performs subsequent closure verification, based on monitoring downstream gas pressure. In the same or other embodiments, the assembly provides enhanced stand-alone reliability and safety by incorporating one or more valve clearing/cleaning routines into its operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Sensus USA Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Scott, Dirk Steckmann, Daniel W. Peace, Doug Vargas