Patents Examined by Darwin P Erezo
  • Patent number: 10918412
    Abstract: A device for improving the efficiency and safety of medical imaging in a medical procedure is disclosed. The device may have a shaft extending along a shaft axis. The shaft may have at least two markers spaced along the shaft axis and a blade extending along the shaft axis. The device may have a needle guide extending away from the shaft along a needle guide axis transverse with the shaft axis. The needle guide may have at least one guide structure offset from the shaft axis along the needle guide axis. Each guide structure may be adapted to receive a needle in a direction parallel to the shaft axis. Related methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Kurtiss Kirkemo
  • Patent number: 10912547
    Abstract: A medical device and method for closure of a puncture in a body lumen are disclosed. The device has an aggregate (10) of a support structure (20) and a substantially fluid tight patch member (30) attached thereto at an attachment unit (40). The aggregate has a first, temporary delivery shape, for delivery to an interior of said body lumen and to be subsequently subjected to a change of shape to a second shape, which is a tubular shape. When delivered in said body lumen, the patch member is arranged radially outside of said tubular support structure and arranged towards an inner tissue wall of the body lumen. The aggregate is the detached from a delivery device and said puncture is intraluminally closed in a leakage tight manner, advantageously supported by a physiological pressure of a body fluid in said body lumen. Rotational orientation is detectable by fiducial markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: AEEG AB
    Inventor: Anders J├Ânsson
  • Patent number: 10912581
    Abstract: Surgical systems and methods are provided for controlling actuation and movement of various surgical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Foster B. Stulen, David C. Yates, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Jeffrey D. Messerly
  • Patent number: 10888354
    Abstract: Devices and methods for exploiting intramural (e.g., subintimal) space of a vascular wall to facilitate the treatment of vascular disease, particularly total occlusions. For example, the devices and methods disclosed herein may be used to visually define the vessel wall boundary, protect the vessel wall boundary from perforation, bypass an occlusion, and/or remove an occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Matthew J. Olson, Ross A. Olson, Robert E. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 10888258
    Abstract: A device and method for collecting blood from an anatomical feature of a mammalian subject, the device including a vibrating plate assembly structured and arranged to retain the anatomical feature, a first biasing device releasably attachable to the vibrating plate assembly, a housing portion releasably connectable to the vibrating plate assembly, and a plurality of vibrating motors located beneath the vibrating plate assembly, such that vibrations translated to the anatomical feature enhance blood collection, such that the first biasing device constricts blood flow to the collection point on the anatomical feature, causing blood to pool therein, and low frequency and/or high amplitude vibrations cause vasodilation, encouraging blood flow through the capillaries at the collection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Paulus Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Taufeeq Elahi Diju, Ronan Ryan
  • Patent number: 10881389
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for anchoring suture to bone. In one exemplary embodiment, a suture anchor is provided that includes a proximal component, a distal component, and an intermediate component positioned between the distal component and the proximal component. The proximal and distal components can each be configured to move independent of one another and to move relative to the intermediate component. In this way, the proximal, intermediate, and distal components of the suture anchor can be configured to cooperate with one another to prevent removal of the suture anchor from a bone hole in which the suture anchor is disposed and to lock a suture relative to the suture anchor and to the bone hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Joseph Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10875253
    Abstract: Method for the production of a pacifier teat and pacifier teat with a suction section forming a cavity, to which suction section a shaft adjoins, wherein an elastic hollow body having suction section and the shaft is pre-formed in an injection or in a dipping process and opposite wall sections of the pre-formed hollow body are connected with each other in the region of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Peter Rohrig
  • Patent number: 10874380
    Abstract: A tissue removal device includes a housing, an outer tube having a distal portion configured for transcervical insertion into a uterus, an inner tube slidably disposed within the outer tube lumen, a vacuum generation chamber disposed within the housing, a movable piston slidably disposed in the vacuum generation chamber, a collection chamber, a manual actuator moveably coupled to the housing and operatively coupled to the piston, and proximal and distal one-way valves. The outer tube has an outer tube lumen, a tissue in-take opening proximate a distal end thereof, and a proximal end coupled to the housing. The inner tube has an inner tube lumen extending from an open inner tube distal end to an open inner tube proximal end, the open inner tube distal end comprising a cutting edge configured to sever intrauterine tissue extending through the tissue in-take opening in the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy H. Sullivan, Jessica Tina Schenck, George Charles Michaels
  • Patent number: 10874499
    Abstract: The embodiments described relate to retrieving temporary Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters and other endovascular implants or foreign bodies. Features are provided for effective actuation in closing an inner aperture of the embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Kathryn Stecco, Nicholas DeBeer, Karl Halden, Teresa Ruvalcaba, Frank Becking
  • Patent number: 10856980
    Abstract: A valve delivery system and valve delivery method are disclosed. The valve delivery system includes an inner shaft extending along a longitudinal axis and an elongated tension member to continuously circumferentially coil around a prosthetic valve disposed on the inner shaft to form a sheath portion to releasably contain the prosthetic valve on the inner shaft in a compressed state, the elongated tension member extending from the sheath portion along the longitudinal axis of the inner shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Anderson, Niall Crosbie, James R. Keogh
  • Patent number: 10842606
    Abstract: An implantable permanent filter assembly (1) for deployment in a bifurcated vessel includes a main vessel and at least two branches. This assembly includes a filtering sleeve (2) formed of an expendable braided framework (20) able to expand from a radially compressed state in a delivery configuration to a radially expanded state. The filtering sleeve extends along an axis and defines a cylindrical lumen devoid of impermeable layer, having a distal end configured to extend toward the branches of the bifurcated vessel and a proximal end configured to extend toward away from the branches of the bifurcated vessel. The braided framework has a plurality of mesh layers (22,23,24) of wires (25) made of biocompatible material, forming a lattice with a plurality of wires of each layers. The lattice, when observed normal with respect to a wall of the implantable endoluminal prosthesis, defines polygonal openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Noureddine Frid
  • Patent number: 10835395
    Abstract: A tack device for holding plaque against blood vessel walls in treating atherosclerotic occlusive disease can be formed as a thin, annular band of durable, flexible material. The tack device may also have a plurality of barbs or anchoring points on its outer annular periphery. The annular band can have a length in the axial direction of the blood vessel walls that is about equal to or less than its diameter as installed in the blood vessel. A preferred method is to perform angioplasty with a drug eluting balloon as a first step, and if there is any dissection to the blood vessel caused by the balloon angioplasty, one or more tack devices may be installed to tack down the dissected area of the blood vessel surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Intact Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Schneider, Robert M. Giasolli
  • Patent number: 10835365
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for endoscopic dissection of blood vessels and control over cavity pressure within an endoscopic procedure are described herein. Apparatus, systems, and methods for harvesting of blood vessels are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Dye
  • Patent number: 10821271
    Abstract: A balloon catheter for treating a condition of a vessel near a bifurcation comprises a shaft including a proximal and distal end, and a side surface, at least one guide wire lumen extending longitudinally, a distal port extending from the guide wire lumen through the distal end, a side port extending transversely from the guide wire lumen through the side surface, and a balloon mounted on the shaft. The balloon comprises a first end sealed to the shaft proximally of the side port, a second end sealed to the shaft distally of the side port and an aperture aligned with the side port. A portion of the balloon surrounding the aperture is sealed to the shaft around the side port. The balloon may be guided to the bifurcation on a first and a second guide wires pre-positioned in main and in side branch vessel, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: William S. Suhr
  • Patent number: 10813741
    Abstract: A graft retention device has an elongated body with first and a second ends, and a midpoint therebetween. A pair of elongated slots through the body defines a tang therebetween. At least one of the slots have an open first end into the body at the body first end such that the first end is closed via a retention line between the tang and the body. A graft retention loop disposed over the tang is slidable therealong from a first position closer to the body first end and a second position closer to the midpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: David B. Spenciner
  • Patent number: 10806444
    Abstract: A fastener is provided for inserting into a body tissue. The fastener has a head and an anchoring portion comprising a plurality of distally extending legs. Each leg terminates in an anchoring element configured to penetrate tissue and to cause a net lateral resistance force on the leg during penetration. The legs are configured and structured so that when the net lateral resistance force on the anchoring element exceeds a predetermined level, at least a portion of the leg is deflected laterally away from a pre-insertion configuration and so that when the net lateral force is subsequently reduced below the predetermined level, the at least a portion of the leg is biased back toward the pre-insertion configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LAPROTX LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Reeser, Glen Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 10792073
    Abstract: A device includes a first arm having a first rotating member including a first gear coupled thereto and a first rotation imparting member fixed thereto, a second arm pivotally coupled to the first arm at proximal ends of the first arm and the second arm, the second arm having a second rotating member including a second gear coupled thereto and a second rotation imparting member fixed thereto, wherein when the first arm and the second arm are brought towards each other, the first rotation imparting member engages with the second gear to cause the second rotating member to rotate in a first direction, and the second rotation imparting member engages with the first gear to cause the first rotating member to rotate in a second direction, opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Lawrence D Eisen
  • Patent number: 10792048
    Abstract: A hemostasis tool has a flexible bandage body that is used by being wound around a puncture site, a balloon that is arranged in the bandage body, and that is dilated by injecting a fluid so as to compress the puncture site in a dilated state, and a detection unit that detects a strength level of a pressing force of the balloon pressing the puncture site, based on discoloration or deformation. In this manner, it is possible to detect the pressing force of the balloon pressing the puncture site. Accordingly, the balloon can properly compress the puncture site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo Nakamoto, Teppei Hayashi, Takatsugu Yamaguchi, Junichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10780251
    Abstract: A medical device with an expandable element and slidable constraint of at least two portions surrounding the expandable element which slides away from the middle region and toward the distal and proximal ends of the expandable element upon expansion of the expandable element to influence the rate, shape and/or force required to expand the expandable element and methods for use in a body lumen are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Carey V. Campbell, Joel M. Greene, Cody L. Hartman
  • Patent number: 10758265
    Abstract: A system and method of accessing a heart of a patient is provided. A cardiac access channel is established through an apical wall of the heart to provide direct access through the apical wall to the left ventricle. A vascular access channel is established through the skin to a peripheral blood vessel. A first end of an elongate member is advanced from the outside of the apical wall through the cardiac access channel and into the left ventricle. A second end disposed opposite the first end remains outside the patient. The elongate member is drawn into and through the vascular access channel to externalize the first end of the elongate member while leaving the second end outside the apical wall of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventor: Robert James Siegel