Patents by Inventor Wesley Scott Ashton

Wesley Scott Ashton 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: 20220273934
    Abstract: An intravascular device for pumping blood includes a catheter comprising a membrane chamber located between a proximal end and a distal end of the catheter. An inflatable membrane is disposed within the membrane chamber. The intravascular device includes a first one-way valve and optionally a second one-way valve configured to permit blood flow in a first direction. The first one-way valve may be positioned proximal to the membrane chamber, and the second one-way valve may be positioned distal to the membrane chamber. Methods related to intravascular devices and their respective use are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Datascope Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. WALTERS, Abraham RONAI, Wesley Scott ASHTON, Paul A. NIGRONI
  • Patent number: 11351355
    Abstract: An intravascular device for pumping blood includes a catheter comprising a membrane chamber located between a proximal end and a distal end of the catheter. An inflatable membrane is disposed within the membrane chamber. The intravascular device includes a first one-way valve and optionally a second one-way valve configured to permit blood flow in a first direction. The first one-way valve may be positioned proximal to the membrane chamber, and the second one-way valve may be positioned distal to the membrane chamber. Methods related to intravascular devices and their respective use are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: DATASCOPE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel A. Walters, Abraham Ronai, Wesley Scott Ashton, Paul A. Nigroni
  • Patent number: 10960125
    Abstract: A fluid flow sensing and bubble detecting apparatus includes a housing comprising a channel configured to receive a tube through which fluid flows; a sensor apparatus disposed within the housing, which includes a first sensor operable to measure flow rate of fluid and to detect bubbles in flowing fluid; and a temperature sensor operable to detect temperature of the flowing fluid; and a processor connected to receive fluid flow rate data obtained by the first sensor, to receive bubble detection data obtained by the first sensor, and to receive fluid temperature data obtained by the temperature sensor, wherein when a tube through which fluid flows is disposed in the channel of the housing, the first sensor measures the flow rate of the flowing fluid and detects bubbles therein, and the temperature sensor measures the temperature of the flowing fluid, and the processor calculates in a short period of time a fluid flow rate corrected for temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MAQUET CARDIOPULMONARY GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Loderer, Wesley Scott Ashton
  • Publication number: 20200164132
    Abstract: A fluid flow sensing and bubble detecting apparatus includes a housing comprising a channel configured to receive a tube through which fluid flows; a sensor apparatus disposed within the housing, which includes a first sensor operable to measure flow rate of fluid and to detect bubbles in flowing fluid; and a temperature sensor operable to detect temperature of the flowing fluid; and a processor connected to receive fluid flow rate data obtained by the first sensor, to receive bubble detection data obtained by the first sensor, and to receive fluid temperature data obtained by the temperature sensor, wherein when a tube through which fluid flows is disposed in the channel of the housing, the first sensor measures the flow rate of the flowing fluid and detects bubbles therein, and the temperature sensor measures the temperature of the flowing fluid, and the processor calculates in a short period of time a fluid flow rate corrected for temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: MAQUET CARDIOPULMONARY GmbH
    Inventors: Christian LODERER, Wesley Scott ASHTON
  • Patent number: 10583239
    Abstract: A fluid flow sensing and bubble detecting apparatus includes a housing comprising a channel configured to receive a tube through which fluid flows; a sensor apparatus disposed within the housing, which includes a first sensor operable to measure flow rate of fluid and to detect bubbles in flowing fluid; and a temperature sensor operable to detect temperature of the flowing fluid; and a processor connected to receive fluid flow rate data obtained by the first sensor, to receive bubble detection data obtained by the first sensor, and to receive fluid temperature data obtained by the temperature sensor, wherein when a tube through which fluid flows is disposed in the channel of the housing, the first sensor measures the flow rate of the flowing fluid and detects bubbles therein, and the temperature sensor measures the temperature of the flowing fluid, and the processor calculates in a short period of time a fluid flow rate corrected for temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: MAQUET CARDIOPULMONARY GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Loderer, Wesley Scott Ashton
  • Publication number: 20190117865
    Abstract: An intravascular device for pumping blood includes a catheter comprising a membrane chamber located between a proximal end and a distal end of the catheter. An inflatable membrane is disposed within the membrane chamber. The intravascular device includes a first one-way valve and optionally a second one-way valve configured to permit blood flow in a first direction. The first one-way valve may be positioned proximal to the membrane chamber, and the second one-way valve may be positioned distal to the membrane chamber. Methods related to intravascular devices and their respective use are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Datascope Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. WALTERS, Abraham RONAI, Wesley Scott ASHTON, Paul A. NIGRONI
  • Publication number: 20180344919
    Abstract: A clinical parameter calculation-simulation-monitoring system includes an interface configured to receive data input pertaining to one or more input parameters; a processor operably connected to receive data signals from the interface corresponding to the received data input pertaining to the one or more input parameters, wherein the processor calculates one or more output values based on the one or more input parameters, wherein the one or more output values pertain to clinically relevant outcome parameters; and a monitor display assembly operably connected to receive the one or more output values calculated by the processor, wherein the monitor display assembly includes a display configured for monitoring at least one of the one or more output values calculated by the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Maquet Cardiopulmonary GmbH
    Inventors: Dwayne K. JONES, Paul A. NIGRONI, Wesley Scott ASHTON
  • Publication number: 20180110913
    Abstract: A fluid flow sensing and bubble detecting apparatus includes a housing comprising a channel configured to receive a tube through which fluid flows; a sensor apparatus disposed within the housing, which includes a first sensor operable to measure flow rate of fluid and to detect bubbles in flowing fluid; and a temperature sensor operable to detect temperature of the flowing fluid; and a processor connected to receive fluid flow rate data obtained by the first sensor, to receive bubble detection data obtained by the first sensor, and to receive fluid temperature data obtained by the temperature sensor, wherein when a tube through which fluid flows is disposed in the channel of the housing, the first sensor measures the flow rate of the flowing fluid and detects bubbles therein, and the temperature sensor measures the temperature of the flowing fluid, and the processor calculates in a short period of time a fluid flow rate corrected for temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Maquet Cardiopulmonary AG
    Inventors: Christian LODERER, Wesley Scott ASHTON
  • Publication number: 20170102846
    Abstract: A customizable and intuitive user interface for medical systems and devices, such as cardiopulmonary bypass systems, perfusion systems, extracorporeal circulation apparatuses, and heart-lung machines, is provided, which allows for ease of access to critical patient data to facilitate blood perfusion and to monitor and regulate various physiological parameters of a patient and an extracorporeal blood flow circuit during surgical procedures, such as cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: MAQUET Cardiopulmonary GmbH
    Inventors: Ralph J. EBLER, Daniel MEDART, Aidan HYDE, Dwayne Kenneth JONES, Wesley Scott ASHTON
  • Patent number: 8006516
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a tongue and mouth stud for dispensing a substance such as a chemical, breath freshener, pleasant flavor, or medication into the mouth of a wearer. This tongue and mouth stud includes a means for dispensing a substance comprised of an internal cavity for storing and dispensing the substance contained within through one or more openings in the surface of the tongue stud that are contiguous with the internal cavity. Furthermore, the means for dispensing a substance may include a sponge positioned within the internal cavity of the mouth and tongue stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Wesley Scott Ashton
  • Publication number: 20080071886
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and system of operating an internet search engine with particular regard to granting permission to reproduce content from a web site. Also disclosed is a system for obtaining authority to copy content from a website accessible on an internet, as well as a method of granting permission for copying and reproduction of content from a website, and methods for licensing copying and reproduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Wesley Scott Ashton, Rama Roberts, Roy Roberts
  • Publication number: 20040089022
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a tongue and mouth stud for dispensing a substance such as a chemical, breath freshener, pleasant flavor, or medication into the mouth of a wearer. This tongue and mouth stud includes a means for dispensing a substance comprised of an internal cavity for storing and dispensing the substance contained within through one or more openings in the surface of the tongue stud that are contiguous with the internal cavity. Furthermore, the means for dispensing a substance may include a sponge positioned within the internal cavity of the mouth and tongue stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventor: Wesley Scott Ashton
  • Patent number: 6675613
    Abstract: A tongue and mouth stud for dispensing a substance such as a chemical, breath freshener, pleasant flavor, or medication into the mouth of a wearer. This tongue and mouth stud includes structure for dispensing a substance comprised of an internal cavity for storing and dispensing the substance contained within through one or more openings in the surface of the tongue stud that are contiguous with the internal cavity. Furthermore, the structure for dispensing a substance may include a sponge positioned within the internal cavity of the mouth and tongue stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Wesley Scott Ashton
  • Publication number: 20030192344
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a hollow tongue and mouth stud that includes an electrical circuit. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the electrical circuit is an illumination circuit including a power source, an electrical sub-circuit electrically connected to the power source, and a light source such as an LED electrically connected to the electrical circuit. In one embodiment, the electrical circuit operates to power the light source in a constant fashion. In another embodiment, the electrical sub-circuit is a flasher circuit so that the electrical circuit operates to power the light source in an intermitent flashing manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventor: Wesley Scott Ashton
  • Publication number: 20030046954
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a tongue and mouth stud for dispensing a substance such as a chemical, breath freshener, pleasant flavor, or medication into the mouth of a wearer. This tongue and mouth stud includes a means for dispensing a substance comprised of an internal cavity for storing and dispensing the substance contained within through one or more openings in the surface of the tongue stud that are contiguous with the internal cavity. Furthermore, the means for dispensing a substance may include a sponge positioned within the internal cavity of the mouth and tongue stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventor: Wesley Scott Ashton
  • Patent number: 6454788
    Abstract: An oral pacifier apparatus is disclosed for use by infants and young children to promote soothing oral stimulation and for administering fluids and liquid medications. The pacifier apparatus includes a nipple, a shield, a removable access assembly, and a detachable, refillable reservoir. Furthermore, the nipple includes a linear array of nipple holes which directs fluid flow to physiologic gutters adjacent to the tongue of the user, thereby avoiding stimulating the gag reflex. The method of using the pacifier apparatus to treat dehydration is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventor: Wesley Scott Ashton
  • Patent number: 6379650
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a group of technetium 99m-N2S2-congo red complexes that utilize diamide dithiolate ligand systems to synthesize compounds for radioimaging. The complexes have the general formula: wherein R represents a diamide dithiolate ligand system and X represents a cation. Specifically, disclosed are two moieties, wherein the first moeity utilizes a 99mTc-4,5-bis(thioacetamido)pentanoyl(N2S2) ligand system conjugated to the congo red molecule. In a preferred embodiment, the second moeity utilizes a 4-[2,5,5-Trimethyl-4-aza-2-mercaptohexyl]-6,6-dimethyl-2-thiomorpholinone ligand system conjugated to the congo red molecule. Both moeities can be used for radioimaging amyloid in animals and man by either intravenous or intrathecal administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Inventor: Wesley Scott Ashton
  • Patent number: 6268554
    Abstract: A comb mounting apparatus for a music box includes a frame, a plurality of musical combs, an actuator drum, and a comb mount assembly, wherein the comb mount assembly includes a base mount, a middle mount and a top mount for mounting, securing and positioning the musical combs relative to the drum actuator so that each musical comb is musically activated by the drum actuator to produce a duet. Further modification divides the middle mount into an upper middle mount and a lower middle mount to allow for additional musical combs to be mounted. Another modification of the comb mounting apparatus utilizes a first comb mount assembly and a second comb mount assembly, and this structure can be further modified to form a comb mounting arch. The invention provides a means for mounting a plurality of musical combs so that the combs may play a duet while minimizing space requirements and construction costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Inventor: Wesley Scott Ashton