Patents Examined by Majid Jamialahmadi
  • Patent number: 11950793
    Abstract: Described herein is a shock wave device for the treatment of vascular occlusions. The shock wave device includes an outer covering and an inner member inner connected at a distal end of the device. First and second conductive wires extend along the length of the device within the volume between the outer covering and the inner member. A conductive emitter band circumscribes the ends of the first and second wires to form a first spark gap between the end of the first wire and the emitter band and a second spark gap between the end of the second wire and the emitter band. When the volume is filled with conductive fluid and a high voltage pulse is applied across the first and second wires, first and second shock waves can be initiated from the first and second spark gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Hoa D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11938316
    Abstract: Paddle lead including a lead body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a central axis extending therebetween. The lead body includes opposite first and second sides that extend between the distal and proximal ends. The paddle lead also includes electrodes disposed along the first side of the lead body that are configured to apply neurostimulation therapy within an epidural space of a patient. The electrodes are electrically coupled to conductive pathways that extend through the proximal end of the lead body. The lead body includes a flexible material a flexible material that is configured to flex when a fluid pressure is imposed on the lead body in the epidural space. The lead body is configured to have a non-planar contour that folds or curves about the central axis when experiencing the fluid pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua R. Feler, Claudio A. Feler
  • Patent number: 11931275
    Abstract: A convertible nephroureteral catheter is used in the treatment of urinary system complications, particularly on the need for a single surgically delivered device to treat patients who must be seen by an interventional radiologist (IR). In many current procedures, patients need to return to the operating room to remove a previously delivered nephroureteral catheter to exchange this catheter with a fully implanted ureteral stent delivered though the same access site at the flank. The present convertible nephroureteral catheter reduces the need to return for a second surgical procedure. Two weeks after initial implantation, the proximal portion of the convertible nephroureteral catheter extending out from the body may simply be removed. A simple action at the catheter hub allows this proximal portion to be removed, leaving behind the implanted ureteral stent within the patient's urinary system. Other medical procedures, devices, and technologies may benefit from the described convertible catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry R. Smouse, Kent C. B. Stalker, Timothy H. Williams, Eugene R. Serina
  • Patent number: 11931062
    Abstract: Rotational atherectomy devices and systems can remove or reduce stenotic lesions in blood vessels by rotating one or more abrasive elements within the vessel. The abrasive elements are attached to a distal portion of an elongate flexible drive shaft that extends from a handle assembly that includes a driver for rotating the drive shaft. In particular implementations, individual abrasive elements are attached to the drive shaft at differing radial angles in comparison to each other (e.g., configured in a helical array). The centers of mass of the abrasive elements can define a path that spirals around the drive shaft in a direction that is opposite to the wind direction of filars of the drive shaft, and opposite to the direction of rotation. In some embodiments, a concentric abrasive tip member is affixed to and extends distally from a distal-most end of the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Cardio Flow, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Joseph Robinson, Cassandra Ann Piippo Svendsen, Albert Selden Benjamin, Charles Anthony Plowe
  • Patent number: 11925339
    Abstract: A medical device may include an outer assembly having a first shaft, a first lumen extending through the first shaft, and an atraumatic first tip removably coupled to a distal end of the first shaft; an inner assembly configured to extend through the first lumen of the outer assembly, the inner assembly including a second shaft, a second lumen extending through the second shaft, and a second tip removably coupled to a distal end of the second shaft, the second tip being configured to pierce tissue; and a plug assembly configured to extend through the second lumen of the inner assembly, the plug assembly including a third shaft and a plug removably coupled to a distal end of the third shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: J.D. Franco & Co., LLC
    Inventor: Robert Vidlund
  • Patent number: 11918502
    Abstract: A bi-flow nasal stent comprising: first and second tube-like elements; and a bridge connecting the first and second tube-like elements; wherein each of the first and second tube-like elements comprises a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending therebetween, and further wherein each of the first and second tube-like elements comprises top side, a medial side, a bottom side, and a lateral side collectively forming the tube-like element; wherein the bridge connects the proximal end of the medial side of the first tube-like element to the proximal end of the medial side of the second tube-like element; and wherein each of the first and second tube-like elements comprises first and second V-shaped cutouts at the distal end of the tube-like element, with the first V-shaped cutout extending proximally in the top side of the tube-like element and the second V-shaped cutout extending proximally in the bottom side of the tube-like element, with the first and second V-shaped cutouts being diametrically opposed
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventor: Peter Catalano
  • Patent number: 11911073
    Abstract: A biosensor inserter includes a push member with a push element, a contact member including a latch, a transmitter carrier supporting a transmitter and sensor assembly, and a pivot member having a latch end, the pivot member supporting an insertion device during biosensor insertion. In operation, the push member is telescoped axially by the user relative to the contact member, which is provided in contact with a user's skin. This pushes the push element against the pivot member and translates the transmitter carrier during insertion of the biosensor. During a first portion of a stroke of the insertion device, insertion of the biosensor is accomplished, and the pivot member is prevented from pivoting. In a second portion of the stroke, after latch end moves past the latch, the pivot member is allowed to pivot and the insertion device is retracted. Other system and method embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Nicholas Erekovcanski, Eugene R. Prais, Thomas A. J. Mayer, Jr., Cameron M. Young
  • Patent number: 11911255
    Abstract: A method of superficial fat pad repositioning is disclosed in which three lifting vectors are established which synergistically cooperate to produce an enhanced lifting effect. A first lifting vector is substantially vertical and originates in the superficial orbital fat pad. A second lifting vector is oblique and originates below the nasolabial fold. A third lifting vector is also oblique and originates below the mandible. In a preferred embodiment, monofilament threads are utilized to establish each lifting vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Mariano Busso
  • Patent number: 11903613
    Abstract: Intravascular delivery system is designed for a safe and efficient access to secondary and tertiary vascular structures, such as the branches of the coronary sinus, to enhance the delivery and deployment of various catheters, such as, for example, pacemaker electrical leads. The over-the-wire system features a straight, or alternatively shaped, micro-catheter distal tip of an inner catheter that seamlessly cooperates with a peel-away reinforced outer catheter. The inner catheter and the peel-away reinforced outer catheter are advanced in their engaged mode of operation towards (or beyond) the target site. Subsequently, the inner and outer catheters are disengaged, and the inner catheter is removed from the outer catheter. A pacemaker lead may be advanced over the wire inside the outer catheter to the target site for deployment. Subsequently, the outer catheter is easily split and may be rapidly removed from the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: VANTIS VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Tim A. Fischell, Frank S. Saltiel, Xiaoke Liu, Jeffrey D. Payne
  • Patent number: 11903858
    Abstract: A delivery system for endoluminal delivery of an expandable device comprising a catheter having a proximal end and an opposite distal end configured to support an expandable device, a primary sheath having a delivery position in which the primary sheath constrains the expandable device toward a collapsed configuration suitable for endoluminal delivery, and a handle including a first actuator that is actuatable to cause the expandable device to expand from the collapsed configuration, the handle further including a second actuator for operating one or more functions of the handle, wherein the second actuator is initially hidden to prevent actuation of the second actuator prior to the expandable device expanding and is configured to be revealed when the expandable device is expanded, the second actuator being actuatable once revealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin W. Sokel, Adam T. Storey, Jared L. Van Cleave
  • Patent number: 11896261
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses, systems, kits, and methods for treating skin, such as skin tightening or for treating diseases, disorders, and conditions that would benefit from tissue area or volume reduction, skin restoration, skin tightening, skin lifting, and/or skin repositioning and/or for generally improving skin function or appearance (e.g., the removal of unwanted skin features or irregularities such as sebaceous glands, sweat glands, hair follicles, necrosis, and fibrosis). Such apparatuses, systems, kits, and methods comprise an apparatus having a handheld main body and a detachably attachable tip comprising one or more needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alec Ginggen, Douglas Levinson
  • Patent number: 11896257
    Abstract: A device suitable for use in a body lumen and comprises an elongated control member having a distal and a proximal end, and a radially expansible member disposed at or near the distal end and adapted for collection and/or shearing of matter (i.e. thrombus) from a wall of the body lumen (i.e. a vein or an artery). The radially expansible member has a proximal end and a distal end and is adjustable between a contracted orientation and an expanded orientation. The elongated control member comprising a proximal arm connected at or adjacent to the proximal end of the radially expansible member and a distal arm connected at or adjacent to the distal end of the radially expansible member such that movement of one arm relative to the other arm effects adjustment of the diameter or radial strength of the radially expansible member. The device comprises a control mechanism operatively connected to both arms and adapted to provide resistance to the movement of one arm relative to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Vetex Medical Limited
    Inventors: Mark Bruzzi, Saeid Kasiri Ghahi, Paul Heneghan
  • Patent number: 11883051
    Abstract: A surgical grasper includes jaws that are transitionable between spaced apart and approximated configurations. In particular, the surgical grasper defines an unobstructed lumen for passage of a surgical instrument therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Joseph T. Eisinger, Justin Williams
  • Patent number: 11877771
    Abstract: A nasal implant delivery tool includes an inner handle, an outer handle, a needle, and a push rod. The inner handle includes a loading chamber configured to receive a nasal implant. The outer handle is configured to move axially relative to the inner handle. The needle extends distally from the inner handle and has a central lumen and a distal opening. The push rod is configured to move the nasal implant from the loading chamber, through the central lumen, and out the distal opening of the needle. The push rod is coupled to the outer handle such that the push rod moves axially relative to the inner handle when the outer handle is moved axially relative to the inner handle. Also described herein are nasal implant guides and methods of using nasal implant delivery tools and nasal implant guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Spirox, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Rosenthal, Scott J. Baron, Brian J. Domecus, Michael S. Mirizzi, Sergio Salinas
  • Patent number: 11871938
    Abstract: A keyless coupling for a tool shaft and a handpiece of a surgical instrument having a first coupling section, which is provided on a proximal section of the tool shaft, a second coupling section, which is provided on a distal section of a shaft holder of the handpiece, and a locking/unlocking element. The locking/unlocking element is arranged on the tool shaft and forms a latching section, and the shaft holder has an undercut for receiving the latching section in a locking position of the two coupling sections such that the latching section and the undercut are in latching engagement with one another and secure the two coupling sections against a relative axial movement with respect to one another at least in the pulling direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Uwe Schaz, Roland-Alois Högerle
  • Patent number: 11872109
    Abstract: The present innovation is a customized compression device for prevention and treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scarring, primarily a frequent complication of ear piercing. The “one size fits all” design of traditional devices can compromise efficacy due to uneven fit and compression. This invention harnesses 3D digital scanning to capture the intricate contours of the ear for every patient, for personalized compression therapy. Using 3D printing, shells are fabricated with biocompatible materials such as Polylactic Acid, shape memory polymers, or silicone-based substances. In primary embodiments, device functionality is achieved with compression clips or spring-open, single-piece structures. The custom fit, potential for infusion of therapeutic agents (e.g., corticosteroids), and engineered porosity combine to improve keloid management from uniform pressure distribution and optimal healing. Additionally, the ‘shells’ can be pigmented to match patient skin tones and encourage compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventors: Lowell Hughes, Anthony Lee Delligner, Melinda K. M. Goddard, Terry E. Brady
  • Patent number: 11839543
    Abstract: The disclosure provides systems and related methods for delivering a prosthesis to a target location. Various embodiments of useful valve prostheses are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Transmural Systems LLC
    Inventor: Nasser Rafiee
  • Patent number: 11839399
    Abstract: Medical systems and methods for making and using medical systems are disclosed. Example medical systems may include an atherectomy system configured to engage and remove plaque from walls in vessels of a vascular system. The atherectomy system may include a drive shaft, a rotational tip coupled to an end of the drive shaft, a drive mechanism coupled to the drive shaft to rotate the rotational tip, and control configurations to control settings of operational modules of the atherectomy system. The control configurations may be configured to change settings of multiple operational modules of the atherectomy system in response to a single actuation of an actuator to facilitate use of the atherectomy system in a vasculature of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Kristi Mae Flury, Sharath Badadamath
  • Patent number: 11839406
    Abstract: A biosensor inserter is configured to insert a biosensor. The biosensor inserter includes a push member including a receiver, a contact member translatable relative to the push member, and a trocar holder having a sheath configured to receive a trocar assembly including a trocar therein. The trocar holder is configured to be insertable into, and removable from, the receiver. Thus, an amount of medical waste can be minimized by discarding only the removable trocar holder and trocar assembly after use. System and method embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Dragan Avirovikj, Jon Taylor, John Longan, Chris Labak
  • Patent number: 11839725
    Abstract: A device for retrieving an obstruction in a blood vessel can have an outer sheath with a distal end, a proximal end, a proximal luer encompassing the proximal end, and an internal lumen extending proximal of the distal end and terminating within the proximal luer; and an inner funnel catheter within the outer sheath comprising an expanding distal tip, a proximal end, a distal end located at the distal tip, a proximal luer encompassing the proximal end, and an internal lumen extending proximal of the distal end and terminating at the luer. The outer sheath and inner funnel catheter can be capable of moving telescopically with respect to each other. In some examples, a slider mechanism or rotating knob located on one of the proximal luers can be used to actuate the relative motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: NEURAVI LIMITED
    Inventors: Brendan Casey, Karl Keating, Ronald Kelly, David Vale