Patents Represented by Attorney Shay Glenn LLP
  • Patent number: 8352025
    Abstract: A leadless cardiac pacemaker configured for implantation in electrical contact with a left ventricular cardiac chamber and configured for leadless triggered left-ventricular pacing for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in response to conducted signals from a pulse generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nanostim, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter M. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 8343027
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing electromagnetic field treatment to a subject having a metal-containing implant or prosthesis at or near the treatment site. These treatment methods can include calibrating the treatment devices such that the treatment field provided is not distorted or affected by the presence of metal in the target location. Additionally, embodiments of the invention provide for wearable and adjustable electromagnetic treatment devices with reinforcing support members to maintain the structure of flexible metal applicators, which generate the therapeutic electromagnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ivivi Health Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Andre' A. DiMino, Matthew E. Drummer, Arthur A. Pilla
  • Patent number: 8337509
    Abstract: A cannula for an ocular implant delivery system. In some embodiments, the cannula includes a tubular member having a curved portion, a distal opening surrounded by a distal opening surface, and a distal tip, the distal tip being adapted to be inserted into an anterior chamber of a human subject's eye, through trabecular meshwork and into Schlemm's canal of the eye, a proximal portion of the tubular member being adapted to extend from a location exterior to the eye when the distal tip is in Schlemm's canal of the eye, the cannula being further adapted to cooperate with an advancement mechanism to advance an ocular implant through the tubular member toward and through the distal opening into Schlemm's canal of the eye when the distal tip is disposed in Schlemm's canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ivantis, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Schieber, John L Wardle, Edward Matthees, Charles L. Euteneuer
  • Patent number: 8339262
    Abstract: The patient identification system of the preferred embodiments includes a transponder that is affixed to a patient and functions to communicate information that identifies the patient to a device or series of devices. The series of devices includes at least a first device that collects data from the patient and communicates with the transponder. The patient identification system is preferably designed to identify a patient, and more specifically to identify a patient to be associated with the data collected by the device. The patient identification system, however, may be alternatively used in any suitable environment and for any suitable reason.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Autonamic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Pless
  • Patent number: 8327854
    Abstract: A method of maintaining airway patency in an airway of a patient which includes the steps of implanting a device into tissue adjacent an airway, the device having a bioerodable material wound around a resiliently deformable body to temporarily maintain the deformable body in a stretched, deformed state, and permitting the bioerodable material of the device to bioerode to apply a force to maintain airway patency. The invention also provides devices for practicing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ReVent Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward M. Gillis, Octavian Iancea
  • Patent number: 8328837
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for performing needle guided interventions and especially needle guided dilations of tissue to create a therapeutic conduit between two luminal organs or structures. The device is particularly useful for creation of an artificial lumen between two hollow body organs using the working lumen of an endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Xlumena, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Binmoeller
  • Patent number: 8328869
    Abstract: Accommodating intraocular lenses containing a flowable media and their methods of accommodation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: PowerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Terah Whiting Smiley, David John Smith, Steven Choi, Henry Wu, John A. Scholl, Denise H. Burns
  • Patent number: 8323320
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for making an access channel through a vertebral body to access a site of neural compression, decompressing it, and repairing the channel to restore vertebral integrity. System elements include an implantable vertebral plate, a guidance device for orienting bone cutting tools and controlling the path of a cutting tool, a bone cutting tool to make a channel in the vertebral body, a tool for opening or partially-resecting the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine, a tool for retrieving a herniated disc, an implantable device with osteogenic material to fill the access channel, and a retention device that lockably-engages the bone plate to retain it in position after insertion. System elements may be included in a surgery to decompress an individual nerve root, the spinal cord, or the cauda equina when compressed, for example, by any of a herniated disc, an osteophyte, a thickened ligament arising from degenerative changes within the spine, a hematoma, or a tumor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: TransCorp, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lowry, Desmond O'Farrell, Scott Tuinstra, Roger Veldman
  • Patent number: 8322335
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining patient specific treatment parameters for delivering vapor to the lung to treat lung tissue. In some embodiments vapor is delivered to the lung to cause coagulative necrosis, inducing fibrosis and thereby reducing the volume of at least one segment of the lung. The delivery parameters can be adjusted depending on the desired degree of injury to be induced in the lung tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Uptake Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Robert L. Barry, Brian Cran, Erik Henne, Daniel Reddy, Dean Corcoran
  • Patent number: 8323241
    Abstract: Steerable medical delivery devices and their methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Shifamed Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Jonah Lepak, Emma Leung, Tom Saul, Jean-Pierre Dueri
  • Patent number: 8314927
    Abstract: Systems and their methods of use for testing intraocular lenses outside of the lens capsule. In some embodiments the systems measure an accommodative response based on a force applied to the intraocular lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: PowerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Choi, Terah Whiting Smiley, Gregory Vinton Matthews
  • Patent number: 8311632
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the power generator for converting mechanical energy to electrical energy is described may include a compressible element adapted and configured to be placed in an environment having a variable compressive force such as varying ambient pressures. The compressible element may be compressed by a force applied by the variable pressure to the compressible element. The power generator may further include a transducer that may be coupled to the compressible element and that may convert mechanical energy from the compression of the compressible element to electrical energy. In some embodiments, the power generator may be adapted to be an implantable power generator for converting mechanical energy from a patient to electrical energy, such that the compressible element adapted and configured to be placed between two adjacent tissue layers of the patient and to be compressed by a force applied from the two adjacent tissue layers to the compressible element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Autonomic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin David Pless, Carl Lance Boling, Barbara Gibb, Adolf van der Heide, Brett M. Wingeier
  • Patent number: 8308779
    Abstract: A stem-like bone fixation device allows for bony in-growth on its surface and across fracture fragments or between bones that are to be fused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Si-Bone, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Reiley
  • Patent number: 8303656
    Abstract: A lens for correcting human vision, for example an IOL, contact lens or corneal inlay or onlay, that carries and interior phase or layer comprising a pattern of individual transparent adaptive displacement structures. In the exemplary embodiments, the displacement structures are actuated by shape change polymer that adjusts a shape or other parameter in response to applied energy that in turn displaces a fluid media within the lens that actuates a flexible lens surface. The adaptive optic means of the invention can be used to create highly localized surface corrections in the lens to correct higher order aberrations-which types of surfaces cannot be fabricated into and IOL and then implanted. The system of displacement structures also can provide spherical corrections in the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: PowerVision, Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Shadduck
  • Patent number: 8302606
    Abstract: Described here are devices for altering the flow of air in a respiratory cavity such as the mouth and nostrils of the nose. These methods and devices may be useful for affecting a physiologic benefit in patients suffering from a variety of medical diseases, particularly those that may benefit from “pursed-lip” breathing and non-invasive ventilation, such as COPD, heart failure, sleep apnea, and other medical disorders. The devices are typically removable devices that may be placed over or in a respiratory cavity to increase resistance to airflow within the respiratory cavity. Resistance to expiration may be selectively increased relative to inspiration. Removable oral and removable nasal devices are described. Oral and nasal devices that filter inhaled airflow of debris and allergens are also provided. A nasal device that increases patency of the nares is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ventus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajiv Doshi, Motohide Hatanaka, Robert A. Howard
  • Patent number: 8303516
    Abstract: Described herein are devices, systems and methods for determining if a nerve is nearby a device or a region of a device. In general, a device for determining if a nerve is nearby a device includes an elongate body having an outer surface with one or more bipole pairs arranged on the outer surface. Bipole pairs may also be referred to as tight bipoles. The bipole pairs may be arranged as a bipole network, and may include a cathode and an anode that are spaced relatively close together to form a limited broadcast field. In general, the broadcast filed is a controlled or “tight” broadcast field that extends from the bipole pair(s). Methods of using these devices and system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Baxano, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory P. Schmitz, Michael P. Wallace, Jeffery L. Bleich, Eric C. Miller
  • Patent number: 8302221
    Abstract: A medical assist device for a patient has a rotatable platform with a seat adjacent the platform and a lift mechanism for moving the seat from a lowered position for supporting a patient to a raised position and likewise able to move said seat from a raised position for supporting a patient to a lowered position. The rotatable platform can be rotated only if the seat is in the lowered position and the lift mechanism for raising the seat can be actuated only if the rotatable platform is in a predetermined position at which an open space between support bars is facing the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Pivot Assist, LLC
    Inventor: William P. Camp, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8302607
    Abstract: Whole-nose nasal respiratory devices and methods of making and using whole-nose nasal respiratory devices are described and illustrated herein. These devices are typically configured to be adhesively secured to a subject so that they engage both of the subject's nostrils and allow airflow from both nostrils to communicate with an airflow resistor. The airflow resistor is configured so that it inhibits exhalation through the nostrils more than it inhibits inhalation through the nostrils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ventus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Kendall Pierce, Bryan Loomas, Rajiv Doshi, Jonathan P. Summers, Jeffrey W. Servaites, Arthur Ferdinand, Arthur G. Sandoval, Toru Mino
  • Patent number: 8301232
    Abstract: A personal monitoring device has a sensor assembly configured to sense physiological signals upon contact with a user's skin. The sensor assembly produces electrical signals representing the sensed physiological signals. A converter assembly, integrated with, and electrically connected to the sensor assembly, converts the electrical signals generated by the sensor assembly to a frequency modulated inaudible ultrasonic sound signal. The ultrasonic signal is demodulated from an aliased signal produced by undersampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: AliveCor, Inc.
    Inventors: David Albert, Bruce Richard Satchwell, Kim Norman Barnett
  • Patent number: D669800
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: HopeLab Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Ryutaro Takayama, Branko Lukic, Peter Hsiang Jen How, Bryan Rudolf Grziwok, Stephen John Senatore, Frederick P. Dillon, IV, Nicole Lee Guthrie, Denis William Bohm