Patents Assigned to Cook Medical Technologies LLC
  • Patent number: 10729531
    Abstract: A stent for use in a medical procedure having opposing sets of curved apices, where the curved section of one set of apices has a radius of curvature that is greater than the curved section of the other set of apices. One or more such stents may be attached to a graft material for use in endovascular treatment of, for example, aneurysm, thoracic dissection, or other body vessel condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David Brocker, William K. Dierking, Alan R. Leewood, Timothy A. M. Chuter, Blayne A. Roeder, Steven J. Charlebois
  • Patent number: 10729416
    Abstract: Devices for closing an internal opening, e.g. a hole in a blood vessel, include a shape memory function. Particular substances have been found to provide advantages in use, and in particular forms of closure structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cleon Stanley, Ram H. Paul, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10729880
    Abstract: An intravascular medical device is prepared for shipping by being sealed within a sterile volume of a package. Prior to closing the package, an intravenous liquid solution is pumped into and through the medical device to displace all air bubbles. The liquid is pumped at sterilization temperatures corresponding to when the liquid has a low viscosity, but the liquid is chosen to have a relatively high viscosity at room temperatures corresponding to when the package is opened for use. The liquid solution remains adsorbed to the interior surfaces of the medical device at room temperature against a force of gravity. The strategy reduces the risk of air embolism when a medical device is put into use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Woong Kim, Kenneth Haselby
  • Patent number: 10729532
    Abstract: A bifurcated endovascular prosthesis that includes a tubular main body having a diameter, a proximal end, a distal end, an internal lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end, an anterior side, and a posterior side. The anterior and posterior sides are opposite each other circumferentially around the internal lumen. The prosthesis also includes a first limb that extends from the distal end of the tubular main body along the anterior side of the main body. The first limb has a diameter less than the diameter of the tubular main body and having a proximal end and a distal end. The prosthesis also includes a fenestration adjacent to the proximal end of the first limb. The fenestration extends from the proximal end of the first limb to the posterior side of the tubular main body. The prosthesis also includes a second limb that extends within the internal lumen from the fenestration toward the proximal end of the tubular main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Eaton, Blayne A. Roeder
  • Patent number: 10729415
    Abstract: An implanted device, such as an inferior vena cava filter, that is partially embedded in soft tissue is retrieved by coupling a vibration device to the implanted device. The implanted device is disembedded from the soft tissue at least in part by generating a vibration with a vibration generator, transmitting the vibration along the vibration transmission apparatus to the implanted device, and vibrating the implanted device. The implanted device is then moved away from the embedding site. A medical device assembly includes the vibration generator, the implantable device and the vibration transmission apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rebecca Roeder, Joshua F. Krieger
  • Patent number: 10722342
    Abstract: A branched and fenestrated prosthesis may include a main tubular graft body including a proximal end opening, a distal end opening, a lumen, and a sidewall. A branch may extend from the sidewall and may include a first end opening, a second end opening, and a lumen. A fenestration may be disposed in the sidewall and positioned distal of the second end opening of the branch. The branched and fenestrated prosthesis may include a plurality of branches and a plurality of fenestrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Roy K. Greenberg, Karl J. West, Timothy A. Resch, Blayne A. Roeder
  • Patent number: 10722243
    Abstract: There are disclosed various dispensing mechanisms for dispensing filamentary material through a catheter into a treatment site of a patient, for example into an aneurysm sack in a patient's vessel. In one embodiment, the dispensing assembly includes a chamber having a spherical carrier onto which filamentary material is wound. Upon injecting driving fluid into the dispensing assembly filamentary material unwinds from the spherical carrier and is pulled through the catheter to be dispensed from the distal end of the catheter. The apparatus includes a pressure sensitive valve disposed at the inlet or the outlet of the receptacle, the pressure sensitive valve being closed when the pressure of driving fluid is below a threshold and open when the pressure of driving fluid is above the threshold. The pressure sensitive valve, when open, allows fluid flow through the chamber and dispensation of filamentary material from the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Aidan Furey, Steen Aggerholm, Palle Munk Hansen, Anders Ginge Jensen, Kirsten Asser Larsen
  • Patent number: 10722365
    Abstract: Valve devices, methods of making valve devices, and methods of treating various venous-related conditions, disorders and/or diseases are described. In one embodiment, a valve device includes an expandable support frame and a bioprosthetic valve attached to the support frame. The bioprosthetic valve comprises a leaflet and a contiguous wall portion harvested from a multi-leaflet xenogeneic valve. The contiguous wall portion includes the attachment region where the leaflets attaches to the vessel wall and, in some embodiments, includes the natural margins of attachment between the leaflet and vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sean Chambers, Ram Paul, Norman Jaffe
  • Publication number: 20200230371
    Abstract: An introducer assembly (10) includes a catheter (12) having a proximal end (14), a distal end (16) extending to a distal tip of the introducer assembly, and an outer catheter wall. The catheter (12) includes a medical device holding portion (34) proximate the distal end, a guide wire lumen (100) extending between the proximal and distal ends, and a side opening (50) extending through the outer wall to the guide wire lumen. The side opening (50) and the guide wire lumen (100) are simultaneously open and the guide wire lumen and side opening are able to receive a guide wire therethrough. The catheter (12) is flexible at least in the location of the side opening, such that a guide wire (28) fed from the distal end (16) can pass through to the proximal end (14) when the catheter is substantially straight and can pass from the distal end through the side opening (50) when the catheter is curved at the location of the side opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kasper Klausen, Palle Munk Hansen, Nicholas Gulmann Lundsteen
  • Publication number: 20200230363
    Abstract: An introducer apparatus includes an outer sleeve and an inner cannula received within the lumen of the outer sleeve. The outer sleeve has a profile such that at least a portion of the distal end of the outer sleeve tapers in the distal direction at an angle not exceeding about 2° relative to a longitudinal axis of the apparatus. The distal open end of the outer sleeve has a wall thickness not exceeding about 0.003 inch. The inner cannula includes a tapered distal end portion. The tapered distal portion of the inner cannula extends distal to the distal open end of the outer sleeve, such that a generally smooth diametrical transition is provided between the outer sleeve tapered portion and the open distal end of the inner cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Arman H. Valaie
  • Publication number: 20200230372
    Abstract: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26) of which the bioactive material layer is deposited thereon. The stent can be positioned around the balloon and another layer of the bioactive material posited over the entire structure and extending beyond the ends of the positioned stent. The ends of the balloon extend beyond the ends of the stent and include the bioactive material thereon for delivering the bioactive material to the cells of a vessel wall coming in contact therewith. The balloon further includes a layer of hydrophilic material (58) positioned between the base and bioactive material layers of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Scott E. Boatman, David G. Burton, Michael C. Hoffa, Darin G. Schaeffer, Jason S. Sturgeon, Anthony O. Ragheb
  • Patent number: 10716546
    Abstract: A forceps is provided that includes a housing defining an internal passageway and a longitudinal axis, first and second jaws slidably and pivotably connected to the housing, a first connection member having a first end pivotably attached to the first jaw, a second connection member having a first end pivotably attached to the second jaw; and a driver pivotably connected to the other ends of the first connection member and the second connection member, wherein the jaws have an open configuration and a closed configuration, wherein longitudinal movement of the driver in a first direction rotates the first and second jaws relative to the housing from the open configuration towards the closed configuration, wherein longitudinal movement of the driver in the first direction also moves the first and second jaws longitudinally along the longitudinal axis of the housing from the open configuration towards the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Todd Adkisson, Luke T. Jungles, Kenneth C. Kennedy, II
  • Patent number: 10716693
    Abstract: A deployment system for a self expanding stent includes a catheter assembly with a tip attached to a distal end segment of an elongate tube. The tip includes a proximal portion molecularly joined to a distal portion, which has a lower durometer hardness than the proximal portion. The proximal portion includes an anchor surface in contact with the distal portion, and oriented perpendicular to a central axis of the elongate tube. The elongate tube may be formed from a thermosetting polyimide, and the overmolded tip may be made from two different colored and different hardnesses of polyether block amide material. The tip is overmolded onto an untreated external surface of the elongate tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Conor Dillon, William Riordan
  • Patent number: 10716660
    Abstract: An endograft comprising a proximal end and a distal end is disclosed. The endograft includes a tube of biocompatible material. The tube includes a main lumen extending longitudinally from the proximal end to the distal end, the main lumen including a proximal portion, an intermediate portion and a distal portion; a branch lumen within the intermediate portion of the main lumen; and a seam, the seam extending longitudinally beside both the branch lumen and the distal portion of the main lumen, wherein the tube includes a lateral cross-section defining a tubular wall pinched together by the seam to form a branch portion. The branch portion includes an entrance within the intermediate portion of the main lumen and an exit through the tubular wall of the main lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chantelle King, Blayne A. Roeder
  • Patent number: 10709543
    Abstract: A stent is provided having a plurality of intersecting elongated members arranged to form a plurality of cells, the plurality of cells defining an elongated tube with a lumen running therethrough. The elongated tube has first, second, and third sections, the first section having a substantially first diameter and the third section having a substantially constant second diameter that is larger than the substantially constant first diameter of the first section, wherein the diameter of the second section transitions from the first diameter to the second diameter. Each of the plurality of cells within the first section have a pitch that is tighter than each of the plurality of cells within the second and third sections. In the second section, the plurality of intersecting elongated members includes a plurality of pairs of elongated members, wherein each pair of elongated members includes two adjacent elongated members twisted axially around each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ryan C. Bradway, Jarin A. Kratzberg, William S. Gibbons, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10709541
    Abstract: Systems and methods of adjusting the diameter of an endoluminal prosthesis that allows for controlled radial deployment of the endoluminal prosthesis and the ability to revise the positioning of the endoluminal prosthesis after unsheathing. The endoluminal prosthesis includes a stent graft having a tubular graft wall, a stent, a main strand, a proximal strand, and a distal strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ryan C. Bradway
  • Patent number: 10709544
    Abstract: A stent is provided having a plurality of intersecting elongated members arranged to form a plurality of cells, which define an elongated tube with a lumen. The elongated tube has first and second sections, the first section having a substantially constant first diameter, the second section having a substantially constant second diameter that is larger than the first diameter. The elongated tube also has a transition section between the first and second sections, the transition section having a concave curvature extending proximally from the first section and a convex curvature extending proximally from the concave curvature to the second portion. A proximal end of the second section has a plurality of rounded ends formed by the plurality of intersecting elongated members. Each of the plurality of cells within the first section have a pitch that is tighter than each of the plurality of cells within the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ryan C. Bradway, Jarin A. Kratzberg, William S. Gibbons, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200214820
    Abstract: A packaging system for use with a ureteral stent having an elongated shaft extending between a proximal end portion and a distal end portion may include a tray base. The tray base may include at least one first post, a second post, and a projection or a groove configured to respectively secure the distal end portion, the proximal end portion, and a tether of the ureteral stent on the tray base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kristen M. Bunch, Jonathan Sheets, James B. Shively, II, Nathan P. Killey
  • Patent number: 10702408
    Abstract: A stent delivery system includes an inner elongate shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, at least one lumen extending at least partially therethrough, and a stent receiving portion on the distal portion of the elongate shaft. An outer elongate shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, and first, second, and third lumens. A stent is positioned on the stent receiving portion of the elongate shaft, the stent having a first configuration and a second configuration. A proximal constraining arrangement is engaged with a proximal end of the stent. A distal constraining arrangement is engaged with a distal end of the stent. The first proximal constraining member is positioned within the first lumen of the outer elongate shaft, the second proximal constraining member is positioned within the second lumen of the outer elongate shaft, and the distal constraining arrangement is positioned within the inner elongate shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Vincent McHugo, Triona Campbell, Gerard Treacy, Melissa Anenden, Criostoir O. Bhealtun
  • Patent number: 10702406
    Abstract: A prosthesis is disclosed including an expandable frame having a first region and a second region coupled to one another. The first region includes a transition segment and a flex segment. The stent members of the transition segment have proximal and distal apices arranged in a peak-to-peak relationship with one another. At least a portion of proximal and distal apices of the transition segment remains uncoupled to one another. The flex segment includes a stent member having proximal and distal apices arranged in a peak-to-valley relationship with the transition segment. Longitudinal tie bars are intermittently coupled between apices the flex segment and the transition segment at coupling joints. The coupling joint is located where the proximal and distal apices of the stent members of the transition segment remain uncoupled to one another. The transition and flex segments may form an alternating pattern. A flareable proximal portion may be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Swift, Keith R. Milner, James C. Merk