Patents Examined by George J Ulsh
  • Patent number: 10653412
    Abstract: Sutures with pre-tied knots for use in percutaneous surgical procedures and devices for easily and quickly tying complex suture knots are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Y. Hirotsuka, Michael Murillo, Yoav Ben-Haim, Justin D. Saliman, Christopher P. Bender, Michael J. Hendricksen, Stephen J. Peter, Victoria C. Quitugua, Sarah-Marie Chan, Jennifer B. Fasman
  • Patent number: 10646214
    Abstract: A tongue advancer assembly for a tongue manipulation system includes a core mount and a tongue advancer for coupling to the core mount. The core mount includes a connection rod coupling for coupling the tongue advancer assembly to a distal end of a connection rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Hamsch, Joachim Kahlert, Steve Woodard, Asheesh Divetia, Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen, Antonius Adrianus Petrus Schudelaro
  • Patent number: 10646245
    Abstract: A needle knife device and system for cutting soft tissue under skin of a patient are provided. The needle knife can include an elongated needle including a lumen and a beveled point configured to allow the elongated needle to be inserted transcutaneously into the skin of the patient. The needle knife can also include a blade that is capable of being oscillated within the lumen of the elongated needle between a retracted position where the blade is disposed within the needle and a deployed position where the blade is disposed outside the needle beyond the beveled point. A motor unit can be operatively arranged with the blade and configured to oscillate the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Percytaneous Cosmetic Devices LLC
    Inventor: Oleh Slupchynskyj
  • Patent number: 10631947
    Abstract: Various devices and methods for guiding a biopsy surgical tool are disclosed. One type of surgical device includes a first rotational mechanism, a translational mechanism, and a second rotational mechanism. In some cases, the second rotational mechanism includes a circular frame and an end-effector. The yaw movement of the end-effector is effectuated via the first rotational mechanism. In addition, roll and pitch movements of the end-effector are effectuated via the second rotational mechanism. Furthermore, translational movement of the end-effector is effectuated via the translational mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Paresh Intelligent Surgical System
    Inventors: Javad Hasani bidgoli, Amirhossein Ahmadian, Mohammad Jalal Sadeghi, Alireza Ahmadian, Farzam Farahmand, Saeed Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10631973
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for treating a subject with damaged tissue, such as an injury associated with a tissue to tissue (e.g., a connective tissue-to-connective tissue or tissue to bone) interface. One aspect provides an adhesive film or adhesive layer, optionally comprising a biomaterial, tissue growth factors, including CTGF/CCN2, or cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Stephen Linderman, Guy Genin, Stavros Thomopoulos, Kollbe Ahn, Victor Mark Birman
  • Patent number: 10624648
    Abstract: A left atrial appendage occluder (200) comprises a sealing part (220), a fixing part (210) disposed at one side of the sealing part (220), and a connection part (230) for connecting the sealing part (220) and the fixing part (210). The radial deformation capacity of the sealing part (220) is greater than the radial deformation capacity of the fixing part (210), and/or, the axial deformation capacity of the sealing part (220) is greater than the axial deformation capacity of the fixing part (210). In the left atrial appendage occluder (200), the radial or axial deformation capacity of the sealing part (220) is configured to be greater than the radial or axial deformation capacity of the fixing part (210), thereby avoiding the situation in which the sealing part (220) is not optimally fitted with the opening of the left atrial appendage (10) when the fixing part (210) is placed inside of the left atrial appendage (10), which in turn enhances the occlusion effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Lifetech Scientific (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Anning Li, Zhuo Chen
  • Patent number: 10617857
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a raster injector for micropigmentation and use thereof, and more particularly to a raster injector that precisely inserts pigment, medicine or other fluids into skin or other industrial materials. The raster injector is connected to a motion platform that enables the injector to inject pigment or other fluids into the layers of the skin or other substrates through micro, hollow point needles. The raster injector includes a disposable, interchangeable ink delivery assembly, an ink reservoir assembly and a non-disposable base assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Odd Pixel Tattooing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa L. Phillips, Drew T. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10617438
    Abstract: Apparatus for performing a minimally-invasive procedure, the apparatus comprising: a tool comprising: a shaft having a distal end and a proximal end; a handle attached to the proximal end of the shaft; and an end effector attached to the distal end of the shaft; wherein the shaft comprises a flexible portion extending distally from the proximal end of the shaft, and an articulating portion extending proximally from the distal end of the shaft, and wherein the articulating portion comprises a flexible spine; wherein a plurality of articulation cables extend through the shaft from the handle to the flexible spine, such that when tension is applied to at least one of the plurality of articulation cables, the flexible spine bends; wherein a rotatable element extends through the shaft from the handle to the end effector, such that when the rotatable element is rotated, the end effector rotates; and wherein an actuation element extends through the shaft from the handle to the end effector, such that when the actuat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Lumendi Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan O'Keefe, Jeffrey Cerier, Amos Cruz, David Rezac
  • Patent number: 10617428
    Abstract: The present invention teaches the use of a disc shaped mesh intrasaccular occlusion structure with at least one coil arm, with optional supplemental hydrogel, which is designed to implement an endovascular treatment to facilitate saccular aneurysm treatment while ameliorating or eliminating aneurysm recurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Ezra Walzman
  • Patent number: 10617436
    Abstract: An embolectomy device includes a tubular body having a plurality of interconnected primary struts that define a plurality of openings when the tubular body is in a radially expanded deployed configuration, and a plurality of secondary struts connected to the primary struts that move from being aligned with the primary struts to a non-aligned configuration in which the secondary struts extend at least partially into and/or across the openings, to thereby ensnare or encapsulate a vascular obstruction within the primary and secondary struts after the tubular body is deployed proximate the obstruction and allowed to expand into or through the obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker, Inc.
    Inventor: Siddharth Loganathan
  • Patent number: 10617408
    Abstract: An assembly includes a flexible fixation member, a suture, and a delivery device. The fixation member includes a body with two terminal ends. A suture passes through the flexible fixation member at various points along a length of the body such that portions of the fixation member are slidable relative to the suture and configurable to form a cluster within a surgical site. The delivery device includes a tubular member, an elongated inserter, and a trigger. The elongated inserter is slidably disposed within the tubular member. The inserter has a forked distal end configured to receive a portion of the flexible fixation member and the suture. The trigger is finger-engagable and fixedly coupled to the proximal end of the inserter. It is configured to advance and retract the inserter relative to the tubular member. The trigger includes a retention member for retaining a proximal end portion of the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey I. Karasic, Brett A. McKenzie, Steven William Astorino, Richard M. Lunn, Matthew Edwin Koski, Tatsuya Arai, Mark Edwin Housman, Roland F. Gatturna
  • Patent number: 10610393
    Abstract: Devices for delivering and deploying a prosthesis are disclosed and comprise a sheath, a prosthesis disposed within a distal end portion of the sheath, and a wire having a first end coupled to the prosthesis and a second end coupled to the sheath. A body portion of the wire comprises a slack in the wire, and the sheath, prosthesis, and wire are configured so that a proximal movement of the sheath relative to the prosthesis reduces the slack in the wire, and a subsequent proximal movement of the sheath relative to the prosthesis decouples the wire from the prosthesis. Additional devices, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Edwin Macatangay, Joseph Erik Hughes
  • Patent number: 10603070
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of endovascular treatment. More particularly, the present invention uses a modified hydrogel intrasaccular occlusion device designed to implement an endovascular treatment to ameliorating or eliminating aneurysm recurrence, which hydrogel may optionally be impregnated with pharmaceutical compounds. The present invention also teaches the use of thin hydrogel coatings to ameliorate endovascular treatment related difficulties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel E. Walzman
  • Patent number: 10603065
    Abstract: A jaw member for use with a surgical instrument includes a support base, a jaw liner, and a jaw overmold. The support base has a proximal portion configured to be pivotably coupled to a surgical instrument, and a distal portion. The support base defines a channel that extends longitudinally between the proximal and distal portions and an aperture disposed in communication with the channel. The jaw liner includes an elongate body configured for receipt in the channel of the support base, and a projection extending from the elongate body and configured for receipt in the aperture of the support base. The jaw overmold overlaps at least a portion of the support base and the jaw liner to fix the jaw liner to the support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Jason L. Craig, Kenneth E. Netzel
  • Patent number: 10603249
    Abstract: A compressible pacifier is described having a flexible neck portion connecting a nipple to a base portion. The flexible neck portion allows for the nipple to be extended for use as needed, and compressed within the planar surface of the base portion when the pacifier is not in use or is being transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruth Hsin-Ju Fang, Thomas E Birkert, Mark Gerard Tebbe
  • Patent number: 10595895
    Abstract: A rotational medical device comprising an airfoil on a rotational drive shaft to generate lift forces generally directed radially away from a rotational axis of the drive shaft, thereby enabling the drive shaft and/or a working element thereon to achieve a working diameter during rotation that is greater than the resting diameter of the drive shaft and/or a working element thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Higgins, Jeffrey R. Stone
  • Patent number: 10596021
    Abstract: Various devices, systems, and methods that can be used in the treatment of obesity and related illnesses are disclosed. In some instances, a portion of the bowel of an obese patient is distended for a therapeutically effective period. The distention may be achieved by introduction of an object that is of foreign origin relative to the body of the patient into the bowel of the patient. In some instances, the distention is achieved by a medical device that transitions from an undeployed state, in which the medical device is introduced into the bowel of the patient, to an expanded state in which the medical device distends the bowel by an amount sufficient to trigger an intestinal-gastric brake in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ganz Brake, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander S. Ganz, Robert A. Ganz
  • Patent number: 10595848
    Abstract: A tongue advancer implant (101) or removal (1601) tool for a tongue manipulation system comprising: a loading mechanism configured to enable the loading of an implant or removal assembly; a propulsion element configured to be charged; a release mechanism configured to permit the propulsion element to propel the implant or removal assembly from the implant or removal tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Steve Woodard, Asheesh Divetia, Barrett Hutto
  • Patent number: 10589068
    Abstract: Coronary access and delivery systems are provided. A coronary access system can include a coronary sinus guide and a first core. A lateral vein delivery system can include a lateral vein introducer and a second core. The coronary sinus guide, the lateral vein introducer, and the first and second cores may be designed or shaped to access a predetermined position within a heart of a subject. For example, the coronary sinus guide, the lateral vein introducer, and/or the first and second cores can be used in combination to access the predetermined position within the heart of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Matt Toone
  • Patent number: 10588698
    Abstract: A method of surgically positioning an electrode array at a desired implantation location relative to a nerve. A temporary probe electrode is temporarily positioned adjacent to the nerve and at a location which is caudorostrally separate to the desired implantation location of the electrode array. The implanted position of the probe electrode is temporarily fixed relative to the nerve. During implantation of the electrode array, electrical stimuli are applied from one of the temporarily fixed probe electrode and the electrode array, to evoke compound action potentials on the nerve. Compound action potentials evoked by the stimuli are sensed from at least one electrode of the other of the temporarily fixed probe electrode and the electrode array. From the sensed compound action potentials a position of the electrode array relative to the nerve is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Saluda Medical Pty Ltd
    Inventors: John Louis Parker, Milan Obradovic