Patents Examined by Mohamed G Gabr
  • Patent number: 11653928
    Abstract: A surgical applicator for a fastener, the surgical applicator comprising: a handle; a trigger movable relative to the handle between an initial position, an actuated position, and an intermediate position between the initial position and the actuated position; and a lockout mechanism movable relative to the trigger between a locked position and an unlocked position, the lockout mechanism operatively arranged to: lock the trigger in the intermediate position when the trigger is moved from the initial position toward the actuated position; and permit movement of the trigger from the intermediate position toward the initial position or the actuated position when the lockout mechanism is moved from the locked position to the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: DATASCOPE CORP.
    Inventors: Marc Kreidler, Juan Perez, Joseph Lamberti, Ashik Mohan
  • Patent number: 11648030
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an ostomy method and an implantation method. The ostomy method includes steps of making an incision in the chest to expose the heart, puncturing the left ventricle with a puncture needle, thrusting the puncture needle into the ventricular septum and then into the right ventricle to form a puncture site on the ventricular septum, and dilating the puncture site of the ventricular septum with a dilator to form an opening. The method of the present disclosure can reduce the death rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Lifetech Scientific (Shenzhen) Co, Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Wang, Xianmiao Chen, Mingjuan Fu
  • Patent number: 11648027
    Abstract: A tissue removal tool for use with an endoscope. The tool includes a loop formed by a piece of wire. The loop is movable between an open position and a closed position. The shape of the loop is defined in the open position by a proximal portion and a distal portion. The piece of wire may have a cross-sectional height in the proximal portion unequal to a cross-sectional height in the distal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Scott Haack, Cynthia Ranallo, Craig Moore, Alex Uspenski, Steven Torer, Rapheal Still
  • Patent number: 11642206
    Abstract: The system and method for laparoscopic repair of abdominal wall hernia using umbrella mesh includes an umbrella mesh having a substantially circular mesh attached to an umbrella-like frame having a plurality of radially spaced spokes resiliently mounted at a hub, the spokes being hollow and housing helical tacks. The umbrella mesh is folded and mounted on an umbrella load cartridge. The cartridge may be loaded on the distal end of a pistol-grip laparoscopic instrument having a rotary control for orienting the mesh over the weakened area, a mesh release handle for gradually opening and releasing the mesh, and a firing handle for firing helical tacks from the spokes for fastening the mesh to the supporting abdominal wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventor: Abdulrahman Saleh Almulhim
  • Patent number: 11633188
    Abstract: A severed nerve may be surgically rejoined and severed axons fused via sequential administrations of solutions. The solutions may include a priming solution comprising methylene blue in a Ca2+-free saline solution, a fusion solution comprising about 50% (w/w) PEG, and a sealing solution comprising Ca2+-containing saline. The PEG fusion solution may be applied in a nerve treatment device configured to isolate the injured segment of the nerve. The device may include a containment chamber for creating a fluid containment field around the anastomosis. The device may have slits, slots, and/or apertures in opposing endwalls of the device designed to receive the nerve. The device may have an open bath configuration or may include separable lower and upper bodies to create a closed bath configuration. The device may include one or more fluid ports in fluid communication with the containment chamber for introducing and/or removing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: David M. Jackson, Richard Trevino, Jordan A. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11617592
    Abstract: A thrombectomy device including a profiled member made from a piece of mesh material. The piece in a relaxed condition in axial cross section has a generally cylindrical outer profile. The piece includes a central cross part with a generally S shaped profile, with respective side parts extending circumferentially in a clockwise direction from each end of the cross part, to provide a free end located adjacent an opposite end of the cross part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Interventional Works, LLC
    Inventor: Sanjeev Nayak
  • Patent number: 11617599
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a housing, an end effector including a clamp jaw, a drive member extending distally from the housing, and a clamp lever pivotably coupled to the housing. The drive member is operably coupled to the clamp jaw such that translation of the drive member pivots the clamp jaw from an open position towards a clamping position. The clamp lever is operably coupled to the drive member via a rigid slider. The clamp jaw is configured to provide a jaw force to clamped tissue, measured at about 0.192 inches from a distal end of the clamp jaw, of from about 1 lbf to about 8 lbf in response to a full actuation of the clamp lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jason L. Craig, Kenneth E. Netzel, Michael J. Brown, Christopher T. Tschudy, Weng-Kai Lee
  • Patent number: 11596291
    Abstract: A surgical system is disclosed including an end effector, a control circuit, a closure member, and a firing member. The end effector includes a first jaw, a second jaw, and an electrode. The first jaw is rotatable relative to the second jaw between an open position and a close position to capture tissue therebetween. The electrode is configured to conduct a sub-therapeutic RF current to the tissue. The control circuit is operably coupled to the electrode. The control circuit is configured to measure impedance of the tissue over time based on the sub-therapeutic RF current. The closure member is configured to move the first jaw towards the second jaw at a closure rate based on the impedance of the tissue. The firing member is configured to move within the end effectors towards a fired position at a firing rate based on the impedance of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Chad E. Eckert, Jordan B. Wong, David C. Yates, Tamara Widenhouse, Chester O. Baxter, III
  • Patent number: 11589861
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a reusable meniscus suture device that comprising a handle for handling the device; a single-part needle comprising an elongated solid body which extends from the handle and a free end opposite the handle endowed with a cutting tip; and at least a portion of the elongated body gradually tapers in thickness towards the cutting tip, forming a portion of greater thickness in the region near the handle, and a portion of lesser thickness in the region near the tip, and wherein the portion of lesser thickness is malleable and curvable; and wherein the tip of the distal end has a lumen for the passage of the suture thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: José Leonardo Rocha de Faria, Bernardo Augusto Rocha de Faria, Alan de Paula Mozella
  • Patent number: 11571338
    Abstract: A myringotomy device includes a housing; an elongated tube extending from the housing; and a retractable cutting tool extendable through the elongated tube, the cutting tool comprising a blade. The cutting tool is configured such that when advanced, the blade of the cutting tool extends beyond a distal end of the elongated tube. The cutting tool is also configured such that when retracted, the blade is retracted into the elongated tube and a fluid conduit is created from the distal end of the elongated tube to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Gaynes, Michael O'Connor, Michael DeRossi, Gilberto Cavada, John Morici, Riyad Moe
  • Patent number: 11571197
    Abstract: An in-tube transit object that is inserted in a tube includes: a coil section formed by winding a wire; and a fiber section attached to an end on one side and an end on the other side in a winding-axis direction of the coil section. The coil section is formed with a large diameter section, through which fiber of the fiber section is inserted, at the end on the one side and the end on the other side, and is inserted in an extending state in the winding-axis direction when the in-tube transit object is inserted into the tube. The fiber section is configured to expand when seen in the winding-axis direction in the case where the in-tube transit object is inserted in the tube and then discharged from the tube, which brings the coil section into a compressed state in the winding-axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignees: Mikuro Spring Co., Ltd., GUNZE LIMITED
    Inventors: Takayuki Koyama, Makoto Natori, Yusuke Sato, Saki Okumura, Yuuki Kato, Mieko Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11564673
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a gastrointestinal delivery device of a dressing, where the delivery device is capable of fitting through a narrow channel before expanding and applying the dressing. The gastrointestinal delivery device may be used in all gastrointestinal bleeding applications and can be used with a biocompatible, foldable, thin profile, chitosan dressing. Various aspects of the device and its uses are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignees: Tricol Biomedical, Inc., Oregon Health & Science University
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Perry, Kenneth P. Perry, Hua Xie, Brintha Enestvedt, Simon J. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 11564702
    Abstract: A medical tool includes a handle, a tubular member, and a bendable shape memory element (SME). The tubular member is attached to and extends from the handle and is configured to be inserted into an orifice of a patient. The tubular member has a distal-end section that is configured to be bent so as to perform a medical procedure in the orifice. The bendable shape memory element (SME) is coupled to the distal-end section of the tubular member, wherein the SME is configured to straighten when heated into a pre-formed shape, thereby straightening the distal-end section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventor: Assaf Govari
  • Patent number: 11559370
    Abstract: An endoscopic treatment tool, includes an elongated member having a distal end and a proximal end; a braid disposed between the distal end and the proximal end of the elongated member; a distal indicator disposed on the elongated member between a distal end and a proximal end of the braid, the distal indicator extending along a longitudinal axis of the elongated member; a proximal indicator disposed between the distal end and the proximal end of the braid on the elongated member at a more proximal side of the elongated member than the distal indicator, the proximal indicator extending along the longitudinal axis; and a pre-curved shape portion formed in a curved shape, wherein each of the distal indicator and the proximal indicator has a width less than half of an outer circumferential surface of the elongated member in a circumferential direction of the elongated member, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventor: Yutaka Yanuma
  • Patent number: 11559461
    Abstract: A connector for an inflatable garment that detects a valid connection with a pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Arjo IP Holding AB
    Inventors: Michael David Newton, David John Cain, Donald Martin Beach
  • Patent number: 11559673
    Abstract: A dilation catheter includes a shaft, a distal tip sized and configured to pass through an isthmus of a Eustachian tube (ET), and an expandable element moveable along an exterior of the shaft between a proximal position and a distal position. The expandable element is operable to transition between an unexpanded state in which the expandable element is configured for insertion into the ET via the isthmus, and an expanded state in which the expandable element is configured to dilate the ET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Jetmir Palushi, Fatemeh Akbarian
  • Patent number: 11559331
    Abstract: An assembly for placement of a cardiac, aortic or arterial implant. The assembly includes an insertion sheath of an introducer or of a delivery catheter, which is of a size smaller than that of an introducer, intended to be introduced into an artery of a human body. The metal support of an electrode of the external cardiac stimulator being integrated into the insertion sheath of a peripheral venous or arterial accessory catheter, or a sleeve around the accessory catheter, which is introduced into the peripheral vein or artery of a patient. The sheath of the accessory catheter or the sleeve is therefore directly in contact with a peripheral vein or artery of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: ELECTRODUCER
    Inventor: Benjamin Faurie
  • Patent number: 11559321
    Abstract: A medical device capable of adjusting, while a rotating expandable portion breaks an object, a breaking force of the expandable portion. The medical device for breaking a thrombus in a blood vessel includes a shaft portion, an expandable portion that is provided to the shaft portion, a fixing portion that fixes the expandable portion and the shaft portion, a slide portion that is fixed to the expandable portion and is slidable with the shaft portion, and an outer tube that houses therein the shaft portion, in which the slide portion is movable by being indirectly pressed by the outer tube, and the slide portion is relatively rotatable relative to the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Takashi Kitaoka, Mizuho Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 11553942
    Abstract: An accessory device may be used in combination with a thrombectomy catheter. The accessory device may be configured to deflect a distal portion of the thrombectomy catheter and/or disrupt a lesion in a vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Michael P. Schrom, Jason T. Anderson, David B. Morris, Debra M. Kozak, Jeffrey Alan Nylund, Kenneth R. Larson, Katherine Stryker Brodeen Routh
  • Patent number: 11547428
    Abstract: A tissue retrieval system including a tissue retrieval bag deployable by an actuator from an introducer and suspended in an open configuration by support arms can be serially redeployed between a partially or fully stowed configuration and a first deployed configuration to be used in procedures to collect multiple samples. The system can include defeasible proximal and distal stop mechanisms to limit movement of the actuator for serial redeployment. The tissue retrieval system can include a retention latch to couple a bead of the tissue retrieval bag to the actuator with the retrieval bag in the first deployed position and a user-selectable deployment release to allow deployment of the retrieval bag to a fully deployed position where it is released from the actuator. A bead stop is positioned to engage the introducer to prevent reintroduction of the bead and bag into the introducer once the bag has been fully deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Scott V. Taylor, Nicholas J. Fox, Quoc P. Tran