Patents Assigned to Route 92 Medical, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11547415
    Abstract: Method of endovascular intervention in neurovascular anatomy of a patient including deploying an anchor of a tethering device in an anchoring vessel of a neurovascular anatomy, the anchor coupled to a tether extending proximally from the anchor. Method includes advancing a guide-sheath over the tether of the tethering device anchored in the anchoring vessel and attached to the tether, the guide-sheath includes at least one lumen and a distal opening from the lumen. Method includes advancing a treatment device through the lumen of the guide-sheath and out the distal opening from the at least one lumen and through an entrance of a target intracranial vessel, and deploying the treatment device at a treatment site within the target intracranial vessel without a combined therapy of two or more anti-platelet therapeutic agents during a peri-procedural period. Related systems, devices, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Joey English
  • Patent number: 11534575
    Abstract: A system of devices for treating an artery includes an arterial access sheath adapted to introduce an interventional catheter into an artery and an elongated dilator positionable within the internal lumen of the sheath body. The system also includes a catheter formed of an elongated catheter body sized and shaped to be introduced via a carotid artery access site into a common carotid artery through the internal lumen of the arterial access sheath. The catheter has an overall length and a distal most section length such that the distal most section can be positioned in an intracranial artery and at least a portion of the proximal most section is positioned in the common carotid artery during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michi E. Garrison, Tony M. Chou
  • Patent number: 11400255
    Abstract: A method of performing a medical procedure in a cerebral vessel including advancing a guide sheath into an internal carotid artery; advancing a catheter within a lumen of the guide sheath until a distal end of the catheter is adjacent to an embolus in a cerebral vessel; activating a vacuum source to create a vacuum in a lumen of the catheter; and cyclically controlling the vacuum applied with a valve. The vacuum is cyclically controlled by opening the valve for a first time period, closing the valve for a second time period longer than the first time period, opening the valve for a third time period shorter than the first time period, then closing the valve for a fourth time period greater than the first time period, and repeating for at least 40 cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson, Vera Shinsky, Casey Grey, John Miller
  • Patent number: 11399852
    Abstract: Described are methods, systems, devices for facilitation of intraluminal medical procedures within the neurovasculature. A catheter advancement device includes a flexible elongate body having a proximal portion coupled to a proximal end region of the flexible elongate body and extending proximally to a proximal-most end of the catheter advancement element. A hardness of the flexible elongate body transitions proximally towards increasingly harder materials up to the proximal portion forming a first plurality of material transitions. At least a portion of the flexible elongate body is formed of a plurality of layers including a reinforcement layer. An outer diameter of the flexible elongate body is sized to be positioned coaxially within a lumen of a catheter such that a distal tip portion of the flexible elongate body extends distally beyond a distal end of the catheter to aid in delivery of the catheter to an intracranial vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Wilson, Tony M. Chou, Vera Shinsky, Philip Evard
  • Patent number: 11395903
    Abstract: An intravascular access system for facilitation of intraluminal medical procedures within the neurovasculature through an access sheath. The system includes an aspiration or support catheter having a flexible, distal luminal portion having an inner diameter defining a lumen extending between a proximal opening at a proximal end of the luminal portion and a distal opening at a distal end of the luminal portion. The catheter has a rigid spine coupled to at least the proximal end of the luminal portion and extending proximally therefrom. The system includes a dilator having a flexible, distal dilator portion sized to be received within the lumen of the luminal portion. Associated systems, devices, and methods of use are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michi E. Garrison, Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11383064
    Abstract: An intravascular access system for facilitation of intraluminal medical procedures within the neurovasculature through an access sheath. The system includes an aspiration or support catheter having a flexible, distal luminal portion having an inner diameter defining a lumen extending between a proximal opening at a proximal end of the luminal portion and a distal opening at a distal end of the luminal portion. The catheter has a rigid spine coupled to at least the proximal end of the luminal portion and extending proximally therefrom. The system includes a dilator having a flexible, distal dilator portion sized to be received within the lumen of the luminal portion. Associated systems, devices, and methods of use are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michi E. Garrison, Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11318282
    Abstract: A system of devices for treating an artery includes an arterial access sheath adapted to introduce an interventional catheter into an artery and an elongated dilator positionable within the internal lumen of the sheath body. The system also includes a catheter formed of an elongated catheter body sized and shaped to be introduced via a carotid artery access site into a common carotid artery through the internal lumen of the arterial access sheath. The catheter has an overall length and a distal most section length such that the distal most section can be positioned in an intracranial artery and at least a portion of the proximal most section is positioned in the common carotid artery during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michi E. Garrison, Tony M. Chou
  • Patent number: 11305094
    Abstract: An intravascular access system for facilitation of intraluminal medical procedures within the neurovasculature through an access sheath. The system includes an aspiration or support catheter having a flexible, distal luminal portion having an inner diameter defining a lumen extending between a proximal opening at a proximal end of the luminal portion and a distal opening at a distal end of the luminal portion. The catheter has a rigid spine coupled to at least the proximal end of the luminal portion and extending proximally therefrom. The system includes a dilator having a flexible, distal dilator portion sized to be received within the lumen of the luminal portion. Associated systems, devices, and methods of use are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michi E. Garrison, Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11229770
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for facilitation of intraluminal medical procedures within the neurovasculature including a catheter advancement element an inner diameter that is at least about 0.014? up to about 0.024? and an outer diameter having at least one snug point. A difference between the inner diameter of the distal, catheter portion and the outer diameter of the tubular portion at the snug point is no more than about 0.010?. A tip portion located distal to the at least one snug point of the tubular portion has a length and tapers along at least a portion of the length of the tip portion, wherein the tip portion has a distal point located a distance of at least 5 mm proximal from the distal-most end of the catheter advancement element, the distal point having a bending force that is no greater than about 0.05 Newtons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson, Vera Shinsky
  • Patent number: 11224721
    Abstract: An intravascular access system for facilitation of intraluminal medical procedures within the neurovasculature through an access sheath. The system includes an aspiration or support catheter having a flexible, distal luminal portion having an inner diameter defining a lumen extending between a proximal opening at a proximal end of the luminal portion and a distal opening at a distal end of the luminal portion. The catheter has a rigid spine coupled to at least the proximal end of the luminal portion and extending proximally therefrom. The system includes a dilator having a flexible, distal dilator portion sized to be received within the lumen of the luminal portion. Associated systems, devices, and methods of use are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michi E. Garrison, Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11224450
    Abstract: Described are methods, systems, devices for facilitation of intraluminal medical procedures within the neurovasculature. A catheter advancement device includes a flexible elongate body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a single lumen extending therebetween. The flexible elongate body has a proximal segment, an intermediate segment, and a tip segment. The proximal segment includes a hypotube coated with a polymer. The intermediate segment includes an unreinforced polymer having a durometer of no more than 72D. The tip segment is formed of a polymer different from the intermediate segment and has a durometer of no more than about 35D and a length of at least 5 cm. The tip segment has a tapered portion that tapers distally from a first outer diameter to a second outer diameter over a length of between 1 and 3 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11224449
    Abstract: An anchoring delivery system for use in an intracranial artery is provided including a tethering device having an elongated tether and an anchor coupled to a distal end of the tether. The anchor is deployable from a low profile configuration to a higher profile configuration to fix the distal end of the tether at an anchoring site in an anchoring vessel. The tethering device is configured to be used with a guide-sheath having a lumen configured to receive the tether. Related devices, systems, and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Joey English, Scott D. Wilson, Kirsten Valley, Philip Evard
  • Patent number: 11185664
    Abstract: An intravascular access system for facilitation of intraluminal medical procedures within the neurovasculature through an access sheath. The system includes an aspiration or support catheter having a flexible, distal luminal portion having an inner diameter defining a lumen extending between a proximal opening at a proximal end of the luminal portion and a distal opening at a distal end of the luminal portion. The catheter has a rigid spine coupled to at least the proximal end of the luminal portion and extending proximally therefrom. The system includes a dilator having a flexible, distal dilator portion sized to be received within the lumen of the luminal portion. Associated systems, devices, and methods of use are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michi E. Garrison, Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11147699
    Abstract: The method of delivering an implant in an intracranial vessel includes deploying an anchor of a tethering device in an anchoring vessel forming a first fixation point and advancing a guide-sheath to a location near the anchoring vessel. The tethering device has a tether extending proximally from the anchor and the guide-sheath has at least one lumen. The method includes attaching the guide-sheath to the tether of the tethering device forming a second fixation point proximal to the first fixation point, delivering an implant through the lumen of the guide-sheath towards a treatment site distal to the first fixation point and located within an intracranial vessel, and deploying the implant at the treatment site. Related devices, systems, and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Joey English
  • Patent number: 11065019
    Abstract: Described are methods, systems, devices for facilitation of intraluminal medical procedures within the neurovasculature. A catheter advancement device includes a flexible elongate body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a single lumen extending therebetween. The flexible elongate body has a proximal segment, an intermediate segment, and a tip segment. The proximal segment includes a hypotube coated with a polymer. The intermediate segment includes an unreinforced polymer having a durometer of no more than 72 D. The tip segment is formed of a polymer different from the intermediate segment and has a durometer of no more than about 35 D and a length of at least 5 cm. The tip segment has a tapered portion that tapers distally from a first outer diameter to a second outer diameter over a length of between 1 and 3 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11020133
    Abstract: Described are methods, systems, devices for facilitation of intraluminal medical procedures within the neurovasculature. A catheter advancement device includes a flexible elongate body having a proximal portion coupled to a proximal end region of the flexible elongate body and extending proximally to a proximal-most end of the catheter advancement element. A hardness of the flexible elongate body transitions proximally towards increasingly harder materials up to the proximal portion forming a first plurality of material transitions. At least a portion of the flexible elongate body is formed of a plurality of layers including a reinforcement layer. An outer diameter of the flexible elongate body is sized to be positioned coaxially within a lumen of a catheter such that a distal tip portion of the flexible elongate body extends distally beyond a distal end of the catheter to aid in delivery of the catheter to an intracranial vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Wilson, Tony M. Chou, Vera Shinsky, Philip Evard
  • Patent number: 10864351
    Abstract: A system of devices for treating an artery includes an arterial access sheath adapted to introduce an interventional catheter into an artery and an elongated dilator positionable within the internal lumen of the sheath body. The system also includes a catheter formed of an elongated catheter body sized and shaped to be introduced via a carotid artery access site into a common carotid artery through the internal lumen of the arterial access sheath. The catheter has an overall length and a distal most section length such that the distal most section can be positioned in an intracranial artery and at least a portion of the proximal most section is positioned in the common carotid artery during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michi E. Garrison, Tony M. Chou
  • Patent number: 10864350
    Abstract: A rapid exchange microcatheter for accessing the intracranial neurovasculature. A side opening through the sidewall is located a first distance proximal to the distal-most tip. A proximal opening located proximal to the side opening is a second distance from the distal-most tip. A distal, reinforced catheter portion extends between a distal end region to a point near the side opening. A proximal, reinforced catheter portion extends a distance from a point near the side opening towards the proximal end of the catheter body. The side opening is positioned within a gap between a proximal end of the distal reinforced catheter portion and a distal end of the proximal reinforced catheter portion. A payload of a cerebral treatment device is housed within the lumen proximal to the side opening. Related devices, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson, Kirsten Valley, Vera Shinsky, Philip Evard
  • Patent number: 10799669
    Abstract: A rapid exchange microcatheter for accessing the intracranial neurovasculature. A side opening through the sidewall is located a first distance proximal to the distal-most tip. A proximal opening located proximal to the side opening is a second distance from the distal-most tip. A distal, reinforced catheter portion extends between a distal end region to a point near the side opening. A proximal, reinforced catheter portion extends a distance from a point near the side opening towards the proximal end of the catheter body. The side opening is positioned within a gap between a proximal end of the distal reinforced catheter portion and a distal end of the proximal reinforced catheter portion. A payload of a cerebral treatment device is housed within the lumen proximal to the side opening. Related devices, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson, Kirsten Valley, Vera Shinsky, Philip Evard
  • Patent number: 10779855
    Abstract: An arterial access device has an internal lumen and a proximal port, the arterial access device sized and shaped to be inserted directly into an arterial access site in the common carotid artery such that the lumen provides a passageway for an interventional device to be inserted via the proximal port into the carotid artery. The arterial access device has a distal portion that is configured to be inserted into an arterial pathway through the access site, and a proximal portion configured to extend outward from the access site when the distal portion is in the arterial pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Michi E. Garrison