Patents Examined by Alyssa M Keane
  • Patent number: 11006938
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides collapsible medical devices that may be introduced via a delivery device into a pre-existing patent foramen ovale or trans-septal puncture hole and left in place to provide both a sealing function on the atrial wall and a septal-access function for additional procedures. The disclosed medical devices include a penetrable and re-sealable gasket material disposed in an open lumen in the medical device. This penetrable and re-sealable material allows catheters or other medical devices to pass therethough for providing additional therapy to an individual. By allowing the access point or portal to be opened by a guidewire or another medical tool, the medical devices as disclosed herein may be particularly suitable for a variety of cardiac procedures including, for example, atrial fibrillation, mitral valve replacement or repair, left atrial appendage closures, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Coyle, Daniel Goodman
  • Patent number: 10980402
    Abstract: A treatment device includes a flexible sheath; a control wire that can move axially within the flexible sheath; a first treatment member connected to a distal end of the control wire; a second treatment member connected to a distal end of the first treatment member; and a protection member that covers the second treatment member depending on the mode of operation. When the treatment device is in a first treatment mode, the second treatment member projects from a distal end of the protection member. When the treatment device is in a second treatment mode, the first treatment member projects from the distal end of the flexible sheath, and the protection member covers the second treatment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Yuasa, Yoshisane Nakamura, Lon B. Miller, Yung N. Nguyen, Vincen V. Vang, Yohei Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10966753
    Abstract: Catheter-based delivery systems for delivery and retrieval of a leadless pacemaker include features to facilitate improved manipulation of the catheter and improved capture and docking functionality of leadless pacemakers. Such functionality includes mechanisms directed to deflecting and locking a deflectable catheter, maintaining tension on a retrieval feature, protection from anti-rotation, and improved docking cap and drive gear assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Coyle, Dale Price, David Rickheim
  • Patent number: 10966726
    Abstract: A balloon assist device is disclosed which includes an inner body, a balloon joined to the inner body, and a positioner. The inner body includes an open-ended closed tube extending along an axis from a proximal end to a distal end. The balloon assist device also includes an inflation tube in sealed communication with the balloon. The positioner allows a clinician to slide the balloon assist device along the catheter. The positioner may also include the inflation tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan Lorenzo
  • Patent number: 10959747
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods of the present disclosure are directed to efficient and accurate removal of tissue from a three-dimensional anatomic structure, such as a breast, of a patient. For example, a cup can be positioned on the patient's breast to conform the breast (e.g. via suction) to a known three-dimensional contour, and a cutting tip can be moved along the three-dimensional contour at one or more predetermined distances from at least one surface of the cup. The cutting tip can remove tissue along the three-dimensional contour to form a skin envelope. As compared to a manual process performed by a surgeon, formation of the envelope through controlled movement of the cutting tip along the three-dimensional contour can improve control over dimensions of the envelope, thus, facilitating achievement of consistent outcomes by reducing the likelihood of complications associated with an envelope that is too thick, too thin, or uneven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Lifei Guo
  • Patent number: 10945736
    Abstract: A fixing device for suturing of blood vessels is provided, which includes a connecting rod, a first clamping member, a second clamping member, a first extension tube and a second extension tube. One end of the first clamping member is disposed on the connecting rod, and the other end of the first clamping member has a first clamping head. One end of the second clamping member is disposed on the connecting rod, and the other end of the second clamping member has a second clamping head. The first extension tube is disposed on an inner side of the first clamping head. The second extension tube is disposed on an inner side of the second clamping head and opposite to the first extension tube, wherein a relative position of the first extension tube and the second extension tube is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Wan-Shiun Lou, Yuen-Yung Loh, Yung-Lung Liu, Wei-Lin Yu, Yen-Ling Wang, Hsin-Hsin Shen, Chia-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 10939915
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a braid for treating an aneurysm. The braid can include a distal end opposite a proximal end. Translating the braid can cause the delivery portion to expand and form a distal sack as well as invert into itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lacey Gorochow, Ariel Soto Del Valle, Juan Lorenzo
  • Patent number: 10932951
    Abstract: A surgical device for cutting a lens within a capsular bag of an eye. Related methods, systems, and devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec Cataract Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Schaller, Peter Bentley, Luke W. Clauson, Maria Tsontcheva Guguchkova, Matthew Newell, Adam Larson
  • Patent number: 10925614
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to clamping and cutting device for flexible, wet tubes. Specifically, the disclosure is directed to devices, kits and methods for selectably clamping an umbilical cord and only then cutting the cord, without the necessity of defining a mother side and/or baby side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Amir Porat
  • Patent number: 10905431
    Abstract: A device for treating an aneurysm with a braided implant can include a delivery tube having a spiral groove on an outer surface of the delivery tube and a braided implant having a spiral segment. The spiral segment can engage the spiral groove as the braided implant is delivered to an aneurysm treatment site. At the treatment site, the braided implant can be implanted, and the delivery tube can be rotated to disengage the spiral segment from the spiral groove. Once released, the spiral segment can reshape to occlude the neck of the aneurysm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Lacey Gorochow
  • Patent number: 10898285
    Abstract: An articulation assembly for a surgical instrument, surgical instrument including the same, and robotic surgical system including a surgical robot and the surgical instrument including the articulation assembly. The articulation assembly includes proximal gear assemblies arranged in diagonally-opposed pairs and distal gear assemblies coupled to the respective proximal gear assemblies and likewise arranged in diagonally-opposed pairs. Each distal gear assembly defines an opposite configuration as its diagonally-opposed distal gear assembly. First and second coupling gears couple the diagonally-opposed pairs of proximal gear assemblies such that an input to one of the proximal gear assemblies of a diagonally-opposed pair provides opposite outputs of the corresponding distal gear assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Kurt J. Anglese
  • Patent number: 10898212
    Abstract: A method for treating tissue of at least one of an internal carotid artery, an ophthalmic artery, or an ostium between the internal carotid artery and the ophthalmic artery of a subject may include expanding a first expandable device of a first device in the internal carotid artery. The method also may include delivering a second device in the ophthalmic artery via the first device and expanding a second expandable device of the second device in the ophthalmic artery. Further, the method may include adjusting a radial position of the second expandable device relative to the first expandable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: J.D. Franco & Co., LLC
    Inventors: Michael Calhoun, Robert Vidlund
  • Patent number: 10893965
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described for a stent delivery device that utilizes a push button using a slot and pin on a shuttle with a rack for slow retraction of the outer sheath as well as a flanged member connected to the outer sheath for fast retraction of the outer sheath during delivery of a self-expanding implantable device such as a stent or stent graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Bruce Frohman
  • Patent number: 10888387
    Abstract: An articulation assembly for a surgical instrument, surgical instrument including the same, and robotic surgical system including a surgical robot and the surgical instrument including the articulation assembly. The articulation assembly includes lead screw assemblies each including a lead screw and a collar operably engaged about the lead screw such that rotation of the lead screw translates the collar about the lead screw. Articulation cables are operably coupled to the collars of the lead screw assemblies such that proximal movement of one of the collars about the respective lead screw tensions the corresponding articulation cable and such that distal movement of one of the collars about the respective lead screw de-tensions the corresponding articulation cable. Proximal gear assemblies are coupled to the lead screws. Coupling gears couple pairs of the proximal gear assemblies with one another to maintain a pre-tension on the corresponding articulation cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Kurt J. Anglese
  • Patent number: 10874325
    Abstract: A sensor is provided for sensing layer removal from a surface. A head has an abrasive portion for contacting the surface and a conducting portion inside the head. This device has a sensor design which provides self-generation of a sensor signal with no power supply to the device head. This simplifies the design of the sensor head, and means it can have a design which is easy to clean with no parts which are easily damaged. In one set of examples, the device is a skin treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Martin Ouwerkerk, Lutz Christian Gerhardt, Neil Francis Joye
  • Patent number: 10849682
    Abstract: A surgical device comprising: a closure assembly including: (a) a movement unit configured to be connected to a movable member, the movement unit including: (i) one or more bars; (ii) one or more bar biasing members in communication with the movement unit and moving the one or more bars; (b) a latch unit configured to be connected to a ground member, the latch unit including: (i) one or more hook latches that selectively receive the one or more bars, and (ii) one or more latch biasing members in communication with the one or more hook latches to selectively move the one or more hook latches; wherein all or a portion of the latch unit is movable relative to the ground member and all or a portion of the movement unit is movable relative to the movable member, and the latch unit and the movement unit are movable relative to each other when the latch unit and the movement unit are in contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Mensch, Riyad Moe, Kester J Batchelor
  • Patent number: 10849641
    Abstract: A surgical device comprising: a closure assembly including: (a) a latch unit comprising: (A) a hook latch, having a home position, (B) a forward bias constraint, (C) a rearward bias constraint, and (D) a bias member extending between the forward bias constraint and the rearward bias constraint so that the bias member has a pre-load when the hook latch is in the home position; (b) a movement unit including a bar that is movable relative to the latch unit so that the bar is movable in a prescribed motion into contact with the latch unit to create a locked state; and wherein the bar moves into contact with the hook latch driving the hook latch in a first direction, away relative to the home position, and then the hook latch is moved by the bar in a second direction relative to the home position, and a loading of the bias member is increased from the pre-load when the hook latch is moved in either the first direction away from the home position or the second direction away from the home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Boone, Christian J. Fiksen, Zane Ward, Hanam Sota Pham, Jeffrey J. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10828043
    Abstract: End effectors with increased clip loading capacity include those configured to dispense arcuate surgical clips. Such end effectors may comprise: a housing; and first and second arcuate jaw members protruding distally from the housing. Each arcuate jaw member has a curved profile and is shaped to receive an arcuate surgical clip having a complementary curved profile therebetween. Surgical tools may comprise the end effectors operably coupled to the distal end of an elongate shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Demetrius Harris, Joshua Young, Sarah Worthington, Stephen D. Geresy
  • Patent number: 10828035
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a connector that facilitates a connecting operation with a clip, prevents an unintended release of the clip, and suppresses a misoperation of the clip in a holding operation; a medical clip device including the connector; and a method for producing the medical clip device. A connector (20) for connecting a medical clip for holding a target site with a line member for moving the clip comprises: a through hole (21) whose depth direction is nonparallel to an axial direction; and a thin part that is formed at least at a part distal to the through hole and is thinner than a distal end of the through hole (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naotake Maekubo
  • Patent number: 10813757
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are described herein to provide improved steerability for delivering a prosthesis to a body location, for example, for delivering a replacement mitral valve to a native mitral valve location. The steerable delivery system can contain a steerable rail configured for multi-plane bending to direct a distal end of the delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander H. Cooper, David Robert Landon, Kevin M. Stewart, Garrett Dallas Johnson, Glen T. Rabito, Tarannum Ishaq Gutierrez, Hiroshi Okabe, Ramon Aguilar, Jr., Jesse Robert Edwards, Taylor Jacob Scheinblum, Patrick Chow, Julio Cesar Sanchez, Hieu Minh Luong