Patents Examined by Majid Jamialahmadi
  • Patent number: 10456141
    Abstract: A bariatric clamp may include substrate members overmolded in polymer forming first and second elongated portions, a bight portion having a flexible hinge, a fastener portion, and an engagement portion for retaining the clamp in a closed position to partition the stomach. A method for installing may include creating an opening in a patient's abdominal cavity to access the stomach, removing tissue connected to the stomach adjacent areas the clamp is to be positioned, positioning the clamp in an open position wherein first ends of the first and second elongated portions are open relative to one another, inserting the clamp into the abdominal cavity in the open position and the first and second elongated portions of the clamp separately pass through the opening in the abdominal cavity, positioning the first and second elongated portions adjacent first and second sides of the stomach, and closing the clamp to partition the stomach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Jesús R. Armenteros, Moises Jacobs, C. Kenneth French
  • Patent number: 10448938
    Abstract: A system to facilitate sealing a puncture of a vessel includes an implant having first and second expandable sections, and a delivery device that includes an inner tube and a circumscribing outer tube. The outer tube defines a first lumen configured to retain the implant, and a second lumen configured to channel fluid from the vessel through a distal opening proximal to the implant. A pusher circumscribed at least partially by the outer tube is configured to compress the implant to selectively expand the first and second expandable sections. The outer tube is selectively retractable relative to the inner tube such that the first expandable section remains substantially within the first lumen and the second expandable section is positioned outside of the first lumen. The outer tube is further selectively retractable relative to the inner tube such that the first expandable section is positioned outside of the first lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Phillips Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Victor Matthew Phillips
  • Patent number: 10448937
    Abstract: A vascular closure device includes a release component, a delivery component, a sealing device and at least one actuator. The release component is elongate along a longitudinal direction, and defines a distal end and a proximal end. The delivery component extends along the release component such that at least the release component is movable relative to the delivery component. The delivery component includes a delivery tube body and defines a delivery tube channel. The sealing device has a toggle that is at least partially disposed within the release tube, a suture that is attached to the toggle and extends through the delivery tube channel, and a plug that is attached to the suture proximal to the toggle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Essential Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Walters, Joseph T. Grintz
  • Patent number: 10449033
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for automated hair transplantation through the well-known extraction technique of capillary units or FUE, comprising the morphological analysis of hair follicles in real-time by means of artificial vision, mapping of points for extraction and implant, simulation of the final result, a system of local anaesthesia, global, simultaneous or in sequential phases, at least one articulated mechanical arm associated with a tool for differentially extracting and implanting hair follicles. The present invention is useful to reduce the time and cost associated with the intervention, improve the quality of the operation and the final result, in terms of capillary density, contemplating the study of cell differentiation of follicles with the required estimate of time required regarding the growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Paulo Silva Ramos, Fatima Cruz Funy Garces, José Almeida Gracio, Abilio Ribeiro Borges, Carlos Madail De Sa Martins
  • Patent number: 10449046
    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: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Transmural Systems LLC
    Inventor: Nasser Rafiee
  • Patent number: 10441274
    Abstract: A suture clip includes a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a sidewall defining a lumen through the body from the proximal end to the distal end. At least one engaging arm is movable between a loaded condition in which the engaging arm is oriented substantially parallel with the sidewall of the body, and a relaxed condition in which the engaging arm is oriented transversely to the sidewall of the body and at least partially disposed within the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore Paul Dale
  • Patent number: 10441450
    Abstract: In apparatus and methods for rapid deployment of tissue anchors, a tissue manipulation assembly has a pivoting jaw. A needle assembly can be advanced through the launch tube across tissue received between the jaw members of the tissue manipulation assembly. Tissue anchors can be advanced through the needle assembly for securing received tissue. The tissue anchors can be positioned within a reloadable chamber of a control handle disposed outside the patient, then advanced through the needle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: USGI Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Vahid Saadat, Cang C. Lam
  • Patent number: 10441293
    Abstract: A hemostatic method is performed as follows: A) An at-puncture hemostatic pressure is applied to a puncture in a blood vessel via a main geometric side, and at least one off-puncture hemostatic pressure is applied to at least one position away from the puncture via at least one auxiliary geometric side, wherein the off-puncture hemostatic pressure acts on the blood vessel either directly or indirectly. B) During the hemostatic process, an ongoing flow velocity of the blood in the blood vessel is obtained and is reduced to lower than a normal flow velocity in the blood vessel by applying the at-puncture and off-puncture hemostatic pressures simultaneously, wherein the at-puncture and off-puncture hemostatic pressures are lower than a systolic pressure in the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yi-Chun Du, Bee-Yen Lim, Shi-han Chen
  • Patent number: 10433847
    Abstract: There is described a platform device for use in forming an anastomosis and maintaining a desired curvature of a lumen in a desired shape during an anastomosis assistance period. The platform is formed from one or more bioabsorbable or biodegradable polymer filaments. There is also described a method for inserting a platform device for use in creation of an arteriovenous fistula by identifying a candidate artery and a candidate vein and dissecting the candidate vein. Next, inserting a platform device into the vein and creating a breach in the candidate artery at a desired angle and location. Next, introducing the platform device and vein into the candidate artery and forming the platform device into a curvature angle selected to minimize turbulent blood flow in an anastomosis formed by the vein and the artery. The platform may also be used to maintain potency of supply blood vessels and/or organ blood vessels or the lumens during an organ transplant procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska
    Inventor: Marius C. Florescu
  • Patent number: 10434645
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to a method for operating a medical robotic device with an end effector for performing a diagnostic and/or therapeutic measure, involving predetermining at least one position to be reached by the end effector, evaluating at least two movement sequences of the medical robotic device, by which the end effector reaches the respectively predetermined at least one position, using an optimization criterion to select the movement sequence with the best evaluation result as the optimum movement sequence and implementing the optimum movement sequence, so that the respective predetermined position is reached by the end effector, in order to improve the reaching of the predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Philip Mewes
  • Patent number: 10426506
    Abstract: An ultrasonic instrument for use during a surgical procedure includes a body, a shaft assembly, an ultrasonic blade, and an actuation assembly. The body is configured to receive an ultrasonic transducer for selectively generating an oscillation at a first or a second predetermined power level. The shaft assembly projects from the body and includes an acoustic waveguide connected to the ultrasonic blade. The actuation assembly includes a selector collar generally surrounding the body and a plurality of activation buttons disposed radially about the body proximate to the selector collar. The selector collar is selectively movable along the body between a first position and a second position for selecting between the first and second predetermined power levels. The plurality of activation buttons are configured to direct the ultrasonic blade to oscillate with the selected first or second predetermined power levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Dickerson, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, Paul F. Riestenberg, Kristen G. Denzinger, Craig N. Faller, Chester O. Baxter, III
  • Patent number: 10426515
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for accessing the left heart of a subject. For example, the invention includes a percutaneous inter-ventricular transseptal technique for accessing the left ventricle. In certain embodiments, the invention includes guiding a transseptal sheath to the right ventricle and positioning the transseptal sheath within the inter-ventricular septum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Kalyanam Shivkumar
  • Patent number: 10420546
    Abstract: Self-retaining suture systems including a suture thread bearing a plurality of laser-cut retainers are disclosed. A laser system allows the creation of retainers and self-retaining suture systems in configurations which are difficult and/or impossible to achieve using mechanical cutting technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: Ethicon, Inc., Ethicon, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Gross, William L. D'Agostino, Lev Drubetsky, Alexander Naimagon
  • Patent number: 10420562
    Abstract: The application provides for an elastic band application ligation device. The following medical device medical device features an embowed inner tube, having a wall and a flat tip, a pusher which is complementarily shaped to said inner tube; and a receiving port, which is configured to removably attach to a device capable of generating suction. Preferably, this device capable of generating suction will be a disposable luer lock syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Devjit S. Nayar
  • Patent number: 10413408
    Abstract: An intravascular device includes a shaft having a body defining a major lumen and a plurality of minor lumen. The minor lumens are spaced about the major lumen. The major lumen and the plurality of minor lumen extend from a proximal end of the body to a distal end of the body. One or more wires may extend through the major lumen and/or minor lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Evalve, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan T. Krone, Francisco Valencia, Manish Gada
  • Patent number: 10405972
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) insertion apparatus may include a handpiece body having a distal tip and a deployment chamber located at a distal end of the handpiece body. The deployment chamber is sized and shaped to hold a folded IOL. The IOL insertion apparatus further includes a deployment system disposed within the handpiece body. The deployment system may include a deployment carriage movable between a first position and a second position within the handpiece body. The deployment carriage may include a biasing element that biases the deployment carriage in a distal direction toward the distal tip. The deployment system may further include a deployment trigger that prevents distal movement of the deployment carriage unless pressed and a deployment plunger having a proximal end secured to the deployment carriage and a distal end to engage the folded IOL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Asif Fayyaz, Jian Liu, Sudarshan B. Singh, Chris Belisle, Bill Hartsig, Sam Jang, Tyler Buchanan, Aaron Munsinger
  • Patent number: 10398443
    Abstract: An implantable medical device includes a support structure which is twistable in a longitudinal direction of the device. A sleeve of filter or occluding material is attached to the ends of the structure. The structure in practice twists on itself in the longitudinal direction, causing the sleeve to twist on itself and as a result to close the lumen through the sleeve. The device provides reliable closure and as a result occlusion of a vessel. It is also able to be delivered over a guide wire. In another embodiment, the support structure includes a wire which coils around the sleeve to constrict the sleeve and as a result to close a lumen of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Tue Thuren Bödewadt, Christina Rauff Hansen, Erik E. Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10383615
    Abstract: An anchor inserter provides for inserting an anchor into a hole in body tissue. The anchor inserter has an elongated shaft with a first axis and a distal end and an insertion tip. The insertion tip has a driving tip extending distally from the distal end of the shaft to terminate in an anchor engaging interface. A resiliency between the anchor engaging interface and the shaft allows bending away from the first axis. An abutment member extends distally from the shaft and has a distally facing abutment surface adjacent the driving tip which abuts the anchor and allows an axial force to be transmitted thereto. Preferably, the abutment member comprises a collar extending from the shaft and coaxially receiving the driving tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Mehmet Ziya Sengun
  • Patent number: 10376274
    Abstract: According to an aspect of some embodiments of the present invention there is provided a device for removal of obstructive material from a vessel comprising: an expandable structure sized for insertion into the vessel; and one or more portion protruding radially from a central longitudinal axis of the expandable structure such that a space between the protrusion and a closest portion of the expandable structure to the portion includes a radial component; wherein the space is sized and shaped to be suitable to accept obstructive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Perflow Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Danny Farin, Gilad Cibulski, Avraham Rapaport, Itamar Bonneau
  • Patent number: 10368889
    Abstract: A tunneling device for creating a pathway in subcutaneous tissue of a person's body. The tunneling device includes a member having two ends, where each of the ends defines an insertion surface that facilitates the insertion of the ends into the subcutaneous tissue of the person's body. The tunneling device includes an interchangeable handle connectable to each of the ends. The handle defines a grasping surface and an opening. The opening is configured to receive either of the ends. The grasping surface enables a user to securely hold the handle with one hand to forcibly move the member through the subcutaneous tissue of the person's body to create the pathway in the subcutaneous tissue, and pull a cable of an implant device through the created pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HeartWare, Inc.
    Inventor: Rajesh Pandey