Patents Examined by Mohamed G Gabr
  • Patent number: 11229772
    Abstract: A method of making an ultrasonic catheter, disposing an ultrasound member in the main lumen of a flexible catheter body; providing an intermediate member and a tip, wherein at least a tip maximum-diameter portion is disposed in the intermediate member, wherein an intermediate-member outer diameter substantially matches a main lumen inner diameter, and wherein a tip distal cross-section has a tip distal cross-section area less than a tip proximal cross-section area of a tip proximal cross-section; and attaching the intermediate member to the catheter body and to the tip, wherein at least one of the tip and the intermediate member is configured to prevent separation of the tip of the ultrasound member from the catheter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Flowcardia, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Nita
  • Patent number: 11224413
    Abstract: A specimen retrieval device includes outer and inner shafts. An end effector is supported on a distal end of the inner shaft and includes first and second arms that are configured to support a specimen bag. The first and second arms are movable via actuation of a handle between a proximal position wherein the first and second arms are retracted and a distal positon wherein the first and second arms are deployed and the specimen bag is positioned for receiving tissue. A release tube is disposed within a collar defined in the specimen bag and is configured to releasably engage respective first and second arms to provide stability when supporting the specimen bag and facilitate disengagement of the first and second arms from within the collar upon retraction of the first and second arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jacob C. Baril, Saumya Banerjee, Brian Creston
  • Patent number: 11224414
    Abstract: A blood vessel access closure device includes an inner blood vessel wall support member and an outer blood vessel wall support member. The closure device also includes a deployment member and an electrode. The deployment member is configured to draw the inner and outer blood vessel wall support members towards each other when the inner and outer blood vessel wall members are deployed on opposite sides of a blood vessel wall during closure of a hole in the blood vessel wall. The electrode is configured to be attached to the deployment member and configured to be used to measure impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Saranas, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Genereux, Robert M. Kipperman, Kenneth M. Bueche, Zaffer Syed
  • Patent number: 11224510
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a self-expanding wire frame body, a valve disposed in the body, a leaflet clip coupled to the body, and a control element operably coupled to the leaflet clip. The body has a proximal end and a distal end. The leaflet clip is configured to be transitioned between a first configuration in which the prosthetic valve can be inserted into a heart, and a second configuration in which the leaflet clip is disposed to capture a native valve leaflet between the leaflet clip and the wire frame body when the body is disposed in a native annulus of an atrioventricular valve of a heart. The control element extends from the leaflet clip through a ventricle of the heart and out a wall of the ventricle to allow a user to transition the leaflet clip from its first configuration to its second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Tendyne Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Christianson, Zachary Tegels, Craig Ekvall, Robert Vidlund
  • Patent number: 11213431
    Abstract: A tympanostomy tube includes a nitinol body having a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration, the nitinol body has a first cylindrical shape defining a first end, a central region, a second end, a longitudinal axis, and a lumen extending longitudinally through the nitinol body. In the second configuration, the nitinol body is expanded and has a second cylindrical shape different than the first cylindrical shape and defines the first end, the central region, the second end, the longitudinal axis, and the lumen. A diameter of the lumen at one of the first end, the central region, and the second end is larger in the second configuration than the diameter of the lumen at the corresponding first end, central region, or second end in the first configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Ear Tech, LLC
    Inventor: Michael H. Fritsch
  • Patent number: 11207101
    Abstract: The invention includes systems and methods using certain embodiments of a medical device to facilitate child birth through cervical ripening. Certain embodiments of the invention may include an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end where the distal end terminates in a tip. The tip may be covered by a balloon disposed adjacent to the tip, and an expandable member may be positioned adjacent to the balloon such that when expanded, the expandable member may at least partially cover the balloon, and accommodate the user's finger to guide and place the device through the cervix and into the internal os, where, upon expansion of the balloon, pressure is applied to the internal os to facilitate cervical ripening and child birth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventor: Ryan James Callery
  • Patent number: 11207168
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to skirted hernia repair devices which includes at least a first mesh layer having a first side, a second side, and an outer peripheral edge, a skirt mesh layer positioned on the first side of the first mesh layer, the skirt mesh layer having an inner peripheral edge defining an opening in the skirt mesh layer, and, at least one reinforcement member that prevents the skirt mesh layer from inverting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Mark Russo, Raylene Worthington
  • Patent number: 11191559
    Abstract: A specimen retrieval device includes a tubular body, an inner shaft slidably positioned within a longitudinal bore of the tubular body, and a specimen bag supported on the distal portion of the inner shaft. The specimen bag includes an open end, a body, a closed portion, and an inner surface, the body of the specimen bag including a plurality of folds between the open end and the closed portion, the plurality of folds being movable from a folded state to an unfolded state to increase a volume of the specimen bag. The specimen bag also includes a release string secured to the plurality of folds, the release string movable from a non-actuated position to an actuated position to sequentially release at least one of the plurality of folds from the folded state to the unfolded state to increase the volume of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Sabastian Koduthully George
  • Patent number: 11191529
    Abstract: A collapsible and expandable containment system for laparoscopic morcellation that can be inserted into a patient's cavity and configured for a targeted tissue specimen to be placed inside through a closable large opening. The containment system includes a thin, flexible membrane defining an internal cavity and having an opening for insertion of the biological specimen into the internal cavity. Said system can include one or more pouches having a proximal opening on the membrane and that extend towards the internal cavity, terminating at a distal segment. The one or more pouches are configured to allow passage of a laparoscopic instrument shaft into the internal cavity, such that the distal segment of the one or more pouches conforms to the instrument shaft. Additional embodiments are directed to containment systems having a retractable sleeve for removal of the morcellation specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Oscar Polo
  • Patent number: 11185442
    Abstract: A phacoemulsification needle comprises a hollow shaft with an interior surface, an exterior surface, and a distal end terminating in a distal edge. The shaft has a central bore extending there through. The central bore is defined by the interior surface of the hollow shaft. A first over mold is located on the exterior surface and distal edge of the hollow shaft. The first over mold covers at least a portion of a periphery of the exterior surface of the hollow shaft, the distal edge, and terminates at the central bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: James Chon, Kristine Velasco, Rudolph Zacher
  • Patent number: 11185316
    Abstract: A medical net-and-loop type retrieval instrument has a distal loop and a retrieval net held on the loop by way of a net holding portion that is firmly held in the interior of the cross section of the loop. The medical net-and-loop type retrieval instrument is suitable for use in medical endoscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: EPflex Feinwerktechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Bernhard Uihlein
  • Patent number: 11185342
    Abstract: According to aspects of the present disclosure, a retrieval device may include a sheath, a first drive member in the sheath, and a second drive member in the sheath. The second drive member may be movable relative to the first drive member. An end effector may be retractable into and extendable out of the sheath. The end effector may include a first proximal end portion coupled to the first drive member, a second proximal end portion coupled to the second drive member, and a plurality of legs extending distally from the first and second proximal end portions to a distal tip of the end effector. All of the legs that extend to the distal tip may be fixed together at the distal tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Man M. Nguyen, Samuel Raybin, Tom Bianchi
  • Patent number: 11172923
    Abstract: An instrument for stretching the skin comprising an elongate, dimensionally stable guide with at last two modules that are disposed on said guide and comprise anchoring means for securing to the skin, wherein at least one of said modules can be moved on the guide in the longitudinal direction thereof, and a non-return device allows movement thereof in a movement direction and blocks movement thereof in the opposite, reverse direction, said non-return device being able to be inverted in terms of the movement direction and the reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Biowim Products GmbH
    Inventor: Wilhelm Fleischmann
  • Patent number: 11166806
    Abstract: This document provides implantable intraluminal stent graft medical devices. In some embodiments, the stent graft devices provided herein are implantable in bodily conduits that have side branches, and the stent graft devices are operable to allow the flow of fluids between the conduit and the side branches. In some embodiments, the walls of the stent graft devices provided herein include compliant channels which allow for fluid communication between the interior and the exterior of the stent graft devices. In some embodiments, the compliant channels are configured to inhibit or reduce tissue ingrowth, tissue bridging, and/or endothelialization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11160543
    Abstract: A tissue specimen retrieval bag assembly includes a tissue specimen bag having an open proximal end including a cuff defined therein and extending around a periphery thereof, a closed distal end and a bag brim disposed within the cuff. The bag brim includes a cross section configured to facilitate furling the tissue specimen bag onto itself around the bag brim to approximate a tissue specimen contained within the bag for morcellation. The tissue specimen bag also includes a suture operably disposed within the cuff. The suture includes a cinch tab operably engaged with an end of the suture to facilitate cinching the tissue specimen bag by pulling the suture away from the tissue specimen bag to cinch the tissue specimen bag to secure the tissue specimen therein. The cinch tab includes a magnetic material attracted to a metallic portion of a surgical instrument, wherein introducing the surgical instrument into the operating cavity attracts the cinch tab facilitating location thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jacob C. Baril, Saumya Banerjee
  • Patent number: 11160572
    Abstract: A platform of devices for removing obstructions and other objects within a blood vessel or other interior lumen of an animal is provided. The system may be deployed in the lumen from a catheter(s) and the system may include a cage comprising a suction catheter comprising one or more suction openings located in the cage interior in order to draw the clot or other object into the cage interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Legacy Ventures LLC
    Inventor: Arthur John Ulm, III
  • Patent number: 11160957
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for preventing stroke by occluding blood flow through the carotid arteries and a left subclavian artery of a patient is provided. The apparatus has a first occluding catheter that carries a first occluding balloon that has an inflated configuration that occludes one of the carotid arteries. The apparatus also includes a second occluding catheter that carries a second occluding balloon that has an inflated configuration that occludes the other one of the carotid arteries. A third occluding balloon is present, that could be on an insertion device, that may occlude the left subclavian artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Zhadkevich
  • Patent number: 11154291
    Abstract: A cervical retraction system includes a suture having a first end and a second end, a cervical anchor secured to the first end of the suture and a curved needle secured to the second end of the suture. A method of retracting a cervix includes providing the cervical retraction system, inserting the curved needle through tissue of a cervix of a patient, advancing the needle along a trajectory of a curve of the needle until it emerges through an external os of the cervix and applying counter tension by pulling the needle out through the external os.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG
    Inventor: John Goss
  • Patent number: 11147908
    Abstract: A balloon dilation catheter includes a substantially rigid inner guide member and a movable shaft coupled to a balloon that is slidably mounted on the substantially rigid inner guide member. To treat a sinus cavity of a subject using the balloon dilation the substantially rigid inner guide member is advanced into a drainage pathway of the sinus (e.g., frontal recess or maxillary sinus) of the subject via a nasal passageway. The shaft and balloon are advanced in a distal direction over the substantially rigid inner guide member to place the balloon in the drainage pathway. The balloon is inflated to expand or otherwise remodel the drainage pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Entellus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Drontle, Anthony J. Hanson, Paul Lesch
  • Patent number: 11147579
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a medical device. The medical device includes a blade tube section, a motor, and a cotch yoke or slotted link mechanism. The blade tube section includes an outer blade tube, an inner blade tube, and a cutting window at a distal end of the blade tube section. The motor is spaced from the blade tube section. The scotch yoke or slotted link mechanism is between the inner blade tube and the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi. Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Edwards, Ahmad Alsaffar, Joel Willhite, David Church, Daniel Goldberg