Patents Assigned to Atrium Medical Corporation
  • Publication number: 20190329001
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fluid delivery enables navigation through tortuous, spatially restricted body anatomy to access narrow diameter body lumens for the continuous delivery of fluids, including therapeutic fluids, to the lumen in an atraumatic manner that avoids damage to the body lumen. The fluid delivery device can have a flexible conduit having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending along an interior of the flexible conduit providing a fluid flow path between the proximal and distal ends, where the lumen transitions into a micro-lumen exiting through a port through which a high concentration of fluid injected into the lumen exits laterally out along an image viewable zone at the distal end of the flexible conduit. The flexible conduit has a maximum outer diameter sized sufficient to navigate narrow diameter body lumens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steve A. HERWECK, Ronit R. FURMAN
  • Publication number: 20190247206
    Abstract: A stent device includes generally cylindrical rings aligned along a longitudinal axis, and interconnected by interconnecting members. Each interconnecting member includes a first coupling end, a second coupling end, and an elongate portion therebetween. The first coupling end, the elongate portion, and the second coupling end combine in either a first orientation or a second orientation, which are substantially mirror images. For each interconnecting member, the first coupling end can intersect with a midpoint of a transition region of a substantially repeating curved segment on one of the rings, and the second coupling end can intersect with a midpoint of a curved segment of a different and immediately adjacent ring. The interconnecting members can be arranged in rows extending longitudinally along the device. Along each row, consecutive interconnected members alternate between the first orientation and the second orientation. A cover may be provided over the stent device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John LANE, David HEIM, Christine SCHICK, Jennifer L. VOSBERG, Susan HAMELIN
  • Patent number: 10357632
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fluid delivery enables navigation through tortuous, spatially restricted body anatomy to access narrow diameter body lumens for the continuous delivery of fluids, including therapeutic fluids, to the lumen in an atraumatic manner that avoids damage to the body lumen. The fluid delivery device can have a flexible conduit having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending along an interior of the flexible conduit providing a fluid flow path between the proximal and distal ends, where the lumen transitions into a micro-lumen exiting through a port through which a high concentration of fluid injected into the lumen exits laterally out along an image viewable zone at the distal end of the flexible conduit. The flexible conduit has a maximum outer diameter sized sufficient to navigate narrow diameter body lumens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steve A. Herweck, Ronit R. Furman
  • Publication number: 20190183631
    Abstract: A vascular graft suitable for implantation, and more particular to a vascular graft having an expandable outflow region for restoring patency of the graft after implantation into a body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: James J. SCUTTI, David G. CULP, Ibrahim E. DAGHER, Kevin W. PENN
  • Patent number: 10322213
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is the correlation of chemical properties of oils with the physical properties of a resulting cured oil composition. Also disclosed are biocompatible materials and coatings for medical devices prepared using enriched oils and methods for enhancing or modifying the physical and chemical characteristics of cured oils by enriching such oils with fatty acid alkyl esters. Methods of tailoring the properties of biocompatible materials and coatings to deliver one or more therapeutic agents are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith M. Faucher, Theresa K. Albergo, Paul Martakos
  • Publication number: 20190175323
    Abstract: A non-setting agent for positioning a surgical mesh prosthesis against a tissue defect during surgical hernia repair enables a surgeon to position the surgical mesh prosthesis at an optimal location against the tissue defect without pre-measuring suture location and pre-suturing. The surgical mesh prosthesis can be repositioned by removing and replacing, or by sliding, the mesh along the tissue defect without traumatizing the tissue. The positioning agent is provided with adhesion and lubricity characteristics providing an adhesion strength required to temporarily maintain the surgical mesh in place, otherwise unsupported, against tissue of a targeted tissue location, and providing a viscosity that permits removal and replacement, or slidable movement, of the surgical mesh along the tissue upon receipt of a non-gravitational external force applied to the surgical mesh so movement of the surgical mesh that is atraumatic to the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger LABRECQUE, Stephanie SANTOS
  • Patent number: 10285964
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward fatty acid-based particles, and methods of making such particles. The particles can be associated with an additional, therapeutic agent. Also provided herein is a method of forming fatty acid particles, comprising associating a cross-linked, fatty acid-derived biomaterial with a cryogenic liquid; and fragmenting the bio material/cryogenic liquid composition, such that fatty acid particles are formed. The particles can be used for a variety of therapeutic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas M. Swanick, Joseph Ferraro, Lisa Rogers, Paul Martakos
  • Publication number: 20190134363
    Abstract: A chest drainage system, including a circulation assembly having an intake for taking fluid into the system and an exhaust for exhausting fluid out of the system. An intake flow device is configured to selectively control fluid flow through the intake and an exhaust flow device is configured to selectively controlling fluid flow through the exhaust. The circulation assembly has a first configuration and a second configuration such that transitioning between the first and second configurations during operation of the circulation assembly displaces at least a portion of fluid within the system with fluid from outside the system via the intake and the exhaust. A sensor is arranged in fluid communication with the fluid within the system and configured to detect a concentration of a reference fluid in the fluid in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wolfram GRZIWA, Greg PEATFIELD
  • Patent number: 10271975
    Abstract: A stent device includes generally cylindrical rings aligned along a longitudinal axis, and interconnected by interconnecting members. Each interconnecting member includes a first coupling end, a second coupling end, and an elongate portion therebetween. The first coupling end, the elongate portion, and the second coupling end combine in either a first orientation or a second orientation, which are substantially mirror images. For each interconnecting member, the first coupling end can intersect with a midpoint of a transition region of a substantially repeating curved segment on one of the rings, and the second coupling end can intersect with a midpoint of a curved segment of a different and immediately adjacent ring. The interconnecting members can be arranged in rows extending longitudinally along the device. Along each row, consecutive interconnected members alternate between the first orientation and the second orientation. A cover may be provided over the stent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Lane, David Heim, Christine Schick, Jennifer L. Vosberg, Susan Hamelin
  • Publication number: 20190117364
    Abstract: A deployment device for a flexible implant includes a housing and one or two chambers formed therein. When two chambers are included, the housing can have two elongate openings formed in its outer sides, each providing side access to one of the chambers, and the flexible implant can be rolled into a double-rolled configuration and placed in the chambers of the deployment device in such a way that a middle portion of the flexible implant is external to the housing. When the flexible implant is rolled and loaded in the deployment device, the flexible implant can extend out through open end(s) of the chamber(s) or can be encapsulated within the chamber(s). The flexible implant can be provided separate from the deployment device. The flexible implant can include a flexible base sheet including a body portion and a tab. A flexible separable layer can be removably disposed on the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Albert A. LEPAGE, JR., Scott E. CORBEIL, Anthony R. HORTON
  • Publication number: 20190105430
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is the correlation of chemical properties of oils with the physical properties of a resulting cured oil composition. Also disclosed are biocompatible materials and coatings for medical devices prepared using enriched oils and methods for enhancing or modifying the physical and chemical characteristics of cured oils by enriching such oils with fatty acid alkyl esters. Methods of tailoring the properties of biocompatible materials and coatings to deliver one or more therapeutic agents are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith M. FAUCHER, Theresa K. Albergo, Paul Martakos
  • Patent number: 10245137
    Abstract: A vascular graft suitable for implantation, and more particular to a vascular graft having an expandable outflow region for restoring patency of the graft after implantation into a body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: James J. Scutti, David G. Culp, Ibrahim E. Dagher, Kevin W. Penn
  • Patent number: 10219886
    Abstract: A deployment device for a flexible implant includes a housing and one or two chambers formed therein. When two chambers are included, the housing can have two elongate openings formed in its outer sides, each providing side access to one of the chambers, and the flexible implant can be rolled into a double-rolled configuration and placed in the chambers of the deployment device in such a way that a middle portion of the flexible implant is external to the housing. When the flexible implant is rolled and loaded in the deployment device, the flexible implant can extend out through open end(s) of the chamber(s) or can be encapsulated within the chamber(s). The flexible implant can be provided separate from the deployment device. The flexible implant can include a flexible base sheet including a body portion and a tab. A flexible separable layer can be removably disposed on the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Atrium Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Albert A. LePage, Jr., Scott E. Corbeil, Anthony R. Horton
  • Publication number: 20190060049
    Abstract: A medical device including a first layer having an opening formed therein. A second layer is positioned with respect to the first layer to form a pocket therebetween. A support member is at least partially located in the pocket and reconfigurable for removal of the support member from the pocket via the opening. An affixation element located in the pocket between the support member and the second layer, and secured to the second layer. A method of implanting a medical device is also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: David FILIPIAK, Anthony R. HORTON, Albert A. LEPAGE
  • Publication number: 20190054053
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward fatty acid-based particles, and methods of making such particles. The particles can be associated with an additional, therapeutic agent. Also provided herein is a method of forming fatty acid particles, comprising associating a cross-linked, fatty acid-derived biomaterial with a cryogenic liquid; and fragmenting the bio material/cryogenic liquid composition, such that fatty acid particles are formed. The particles can be used for a variety of therapeutic applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas M. SWANICK, Joseph FERRARO, Lisa ROGERS, Paul MARTAKOS
  • Patent number: 10201315
    Abstract: Devices, computer readable programs and methods determine a patient parameter, including volume and/or flow rate of a fluid draining through a drain tube from a chest cavity of a patient, by using at least one pressure value at an end of the drain tube associated with a fluid collection canister and at least one pressure value within the drain tube at a location distant from the collection canister. The pressure values are processed with a non-linear solver to determine the patient parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Greg Peatfield, Ted Karwoski
  • Patent number: 10195404
    Abstract: A chest drainage system, including a circulation assembly having an intake for taking fluid into the system and an exhaust for exhausting fluid out of the system. An intake flow device is configured to selectively control fluid flow through the intake and an exhaust flow device is configured to selectively controlling fluid flow through the exhaust. The circulation assembly has a first configuration and a second configuration such that transitioning between the first and second configurations during operation of the circulation assembly displaces at least a portion of fluid within the system with fluid from outside the system via the intake and the exhaust. A sensor is arranged in fluid communication with the fluid within the system and configured to detect a concentration of a reference fluid in the fluid in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wolfram Grziwa, Greg Peatfield
  • Patent number: 10188495
    Abstract: A non-setting agent for positioning a surgical mesh prosthesis against a tissue defect during surgical hernia repair enables a surgeon to position the surgical mesh prosthesis at an optimal location against the tissue defect without pre-measuring suture location and pre-suturing. The surgical mesh prosthesis can be repositioned by removing and replacing, or by sliding, the mesh along the tissue defect without traumatizing the tissue. The positioning agent is provided with adhesion and lubricity characteristics providing an adhesion strength required to temporarily maintain the surgical mesh in place, otherwise unsupported, against tissue of a targeted tissue location, and providing a viscosity that permits removal and replacement, or slidable movement, of the surgical mesh along the tissue upon receipt of a non-gravitational external force applied to the surgical mesh so movement of the surgical mesh that is atraumatic to the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger Labrecque, Stephanie Santos
  • Patent number: 10136983
    Abstract: A medical device including a first layer having an opening formed therein. A second layer is positioned with respect to the first layer to form a pocket therebetween. A support member is at least partially located in the pocket and reconfigurable for removal of the support member from the pocket via the opening. An affixation element located in the pocket between the support member and the second layer, and secured to the second layer. A method of implanting a medical device is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Filipiak, Anthony R. Horton, Albert A. Lepage
  • Publication number: 20180200306
    Abstract: A cured non-polymeric gel including a plurality of non-polymeric cross-links. The non-polymeric cross-links result from curing an oil or oil composition at selected curing conditions to achieve a desired amount of cross-linking to form the non-polymeric gel. The desired amount of cross-linking is selected based on a desired rate of degradation of the gel after the gel is implanted. The oil or oil composition comprises one or more of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), or alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Atrium Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Roger LABRECQUE, Philip MCNAMARA, Joseph FERRARO, Lisa ROGERS, Paul MARTAKOS, Theodore KARWOSKI, Steve A. HERWECK, Keith M. FAUCHER, Thomas M. SWANICK