Patents Examined by Richard G Louis
  • Patent number: 11571317
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of medical devices. In particular, the present disclosure relates to devices and methods for controlled delivery of a stent, such as a self-expanding stent, and more particularly for controlling the full deployment of a stent in incremental steps from a sheath and for controlling the reconstrainment of a stent in incremental steps within a sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Gilmartin, Geraldine A. Toner, Louis McNern, Martyn Folan, Matthew Montague, Carmel Ralph, Maire Bhreathnach, Enda Connaughton, Martin Hynes
  • Patent number: 11571271
    Abstract: Tissue expanders and methods of their manufacture and use are disclosed herein. A tissue expander shell according to the present disclosure may include a shape and topography that facilitates uniform or substantially uniform expansion and contraction of the tissue expander. In at least one example, the shell may include a series of topographical features, such as ridges, grooves, channels, valleys, canals, protrusions, pleats, creases, or folds. In some embodiments, these features may have a curved or wavy cross sectional profile. For example, the shell may include a series of concentric curved ridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Establishment Labs S.A.
    Inventors: Nicole Martinez, Nathalia Araujo, Roberto De Mezerville, Juan José Chacón Quirós
  • Patent number: 11571218
    Abstract: A bristle device for delivery into a body lumen comprises a longitudinally extending stem 1 and a plurality of bristles extending generally outwardly from the stem for anchoring the device in a body lumen. There may be at least two bristle segments and in some cases there are flexible sections between the segments. The flexible sections articulate to enable the device to pass through a catheter placed in a tortuous anatomy or to be deployed in a curved vessel, or across a bifurcation. In some cases at least some of the bristle segments are spaced-apart to accommodate bending of the bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Embo Medical Limited
    Inventors: Wayne Allen, Colin Forde, Liam Mullins, Paul Gilson, William Sheridan
  • Patent number: 11571239
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter device includes an expandable portion with a plurality of struts operable between a closed position where the expandable portion has a first diameter, and an opened position where the expandable portion has a second diameter that is larger than the first diameter. An incising element is provided on and extends from the outward facing surface of a particular one of the struts. A medication delivery tube is associated with the particular one of the struts and the incising element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: VentureMed Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John P. Pigott
  • Patent number: 11564671
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods suitable for application of a curable fluid composition to a bodily organ, such as to a lower portion of a bodily organ. The device comprises a monolithic piece of material having a lower surface, two spaced-apart sides, and two spaced-apart walls connecting the two spaced-apart sides. A receptacle for containing the curable fluid composition is defined by the lower surface, the two sides, and the two walls. At least a portion of the height of the two walls is less than the height of at least a portion of the two sides. The device is deployable underneath the bodily organ such that a lower portion of the bodily organ is supported by at least a portion of each of the two walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Erez Ilan, Yotam Gurman, Moti Meron
  • Patent number: 11564770
    Abstract: Systems, assemblies, devices, and methods for positioning surgical devices at surgical sites are disclosed. An adjustment assembly may include a first connector configured to connect to a surgical articulating arm and a second connector configured to connect to a tool, such as a surgical access tube. A joint assembly may be coupled to the first connector and an elongated assembly may be coupled to the joint assembly and the second connector. An actuator may be coupled to the joint assembly and may be adjusted to secure the elongated assembly in a desired position. One or more clips may be utilized with a surgical access tube to secure a surgical tool within a surgical access tube. The clip may have a single port or more than one port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Serra, Thomas Sweeney, Jeremy Winston, Ellie Perry, Steven Lillig
  • Patent number: 11559418
    Abstract: Valve assemblies for use with expandable devices that are positioned within remote cavities and more particularly relates to the catheters/conduits used to inflate these devices with fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Allurion Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Nelson, Matthew J. Lapinski, Bruce A. Horwitz, Samuel Moss, Samuel Chadwick
  • Patent number: 11559325
    Abstract: An intravascular device is provided having an expandable portion including a plurality of struts capable of being moved between an open and a closed position. A grating tool is provided on at least one of the struts. The grating tool is configured to remove atherosclerotic material or other substances located within the blood vessel when the expandable portion is in the opened position and moved axially through the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: VentureMed Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John P. Pigott
  • Patent number: 11554018
    Abstract: Dislodgment of a constricting cord from an annulus can be prevented by delivering the distal loop portion of the constricting cord to the annulus using a percutaneous delivery tool, and launching anchors into the annulus so as to affix the distal loop portion of the constricting cord to the annulus. The percutaneous delivery tool is withdrawn in a proximal direction after the anchors have been launched. A pushing member is pressed in a distal direction so that the pushing member holds a portion of the constricting cord against the annulus with enough pressure to prevent dislodgment of any of the anchors during the withdrawal of the percutaneous delivery tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Cardiac Implants LLC
    Inventor: David Alon
  • Patent number: 11554017
    Abstract: Dislodgment of a constricting cord from an annulus can be prevented by delivering the distal loop portion of the constricting cord to the annulus using a percutaneous delivery tool, and launching anchors into the annulus so as to affix the distal loop portion of the constricting cord to the annulus. The percutaneous delivery tool is withdrawn in a proximal direction after the anchors have been launched. A pushing member is pressed in a distal direction so that the pushing member holds a portion of the constricting cord against the annulus with enough pressure to prevent dislodgment of any of the anchors during the withdrawal of the percutaneous delivery tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Cardiac Implants LLC
    Inventor: David Alon
  • Patent number: 11547415
    Abstract: Method of endovascular intervention in neurovascular anatomy of a patient including deploying an anchor of a tethering device in an anchoring vessel of a neurovascular anatomy, the anchor coupled to a tether extending proximally from the anchor. Method includes advancing a guide-sheath over the tether of the tethering device anchored in the anchoring vessel and attached to the tether, the guide-sheath includes at least one lumen and a distal opening from the lumen. Method includes advancing a treatment device through the lumen of the guide-sheath and out the distal opening from the at least one lumen and through an entrance of a target intracranial vessel, and deploying the treatment device at a treatment site within the target intracranial vessel without a combined therapy of two or more anti-platelet therapeutic agents during a peri-procedural period. Related systems, devices, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Joey English
  • Patent number: 11547556
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for inserting an intraocular lens (IOL) into an eye may be provided. An example haptic optic management system may comprise a first cam assembly comprising a first cam body portion, an opening in the first cam body portion, and haptic folder arms disposed in the opening. The haptic optic management system may further comprise a second cam assembly positioned on one side of the first cam assembly, wherein the second cam assembly comprises a second cam body portion, an opening in the second cam body portion, and optic folders disposed in the opening. The haptic optic management system may further comprise a central plate for holding an intraocular lens in the opening of the second cam body portion, wherein the central plate is disposed between the first cam assembly and the second cam assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Robert Auld, Matthew Braden Flowers, Matthew Douglas McCawley, Andrew Thomas Schieber, Sudarshan B. Singh, Marcus Antonio Souza
  • Patent number: 11547610
    Abstract: A tympanostomy tube placement device has a stem with a needle having a tip configured to pierce a tympanic membrane. A retainer is on the needle and includes four fingers extending axially at a distance from said axis and at 90° circumferential separations in one example. The retainer is movable from a distal position at which it presses radially inwardly against the tube distal flange tabs to retain the distal flange in a folded position, to a proximal position at which the tube distal flange is free to spring out radially to a deployed position. The retainer fingers extend through tube proximal flange passageways and press the tube distal flange inwardly, while leaving a distally-facing face of the proximal flange exposed radially outwardly of the retainer. Hence, the proximal flange has its final deployed configuration throughout, and so can act as a physical stop member against the tympanic membrane and also provides visualisation for the surgeon because it extends radially outwardly of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Aventamed Designated Activity Company
    Inventors: John Vaughan, Olive O'Driscoll, Carol Grimes
  • Patent number: 11540837
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems are provided for occluding an opening within the tissue of a body, such as a left atrial appendage. In one embodiment, a medical device coupled to a delivery catheter includes a fluid flow path that facilitates contrast fluid to pass through the delivery catheter and the medical device to a distal side thereof to provide imaging information as to the position of the medical device positioned in the opening, such as the left atrial appendage. In another embodiment, a medical device is coupled to a delivery catheter, the medical device including flaps adjacent a hub of the medical device that close-off a bore of the hub upon the catheter being detached from the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Coherex Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl R. Edmiston, Clark C. Davis, John Alexander Martin, Scott D. Miles
  • Patent number: 11541208
    Abstract: In some examples, a catheter may include an elongate body and a push assembly. The elongate body may include an inner liner defining an entry port into a lumen defined by the elongate body, and an outer jacket. The push assembly may an anchor member positioned at a distal end of an elongate member. Distal to a proximal end of the elongate body, a first portion of the push assembly, comprising the anchor member, may be positioned between a portion of the inner liner and a portion of the outer jacket. The anchor member may extend only partially around an outer perimeter of the inner liner when the catheter is assembled. Proximal to the proximal end of the elongate body, a second portion of the push assembly, proximal to the first portion, may be positioned outside of the outer jacket and the inner liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Francis Denis McEvoy, Colm Connolly, Barry O'Connell, Shane Cooney, Joanna Cunniffe, James Hannon, Maria Larkin
  • Patent number: 11534203
    Abstract: An introducer sheath is provided for inserting at least one medical instrument directly toward a target patient tissue site. A plurality of lumens extend longitudinally between sheath proximal and distal ends of the introducer sheath. A septum extends between the sheath proximal and distal ends and selectively laterally separates each of the sheath lumens from one another. The septum is at least partially formed from a deformable and elastomeric material. The septum has a biased condition in which the plurality of sheath lumens are at least partially isolated from one another. The septum is selectively deflectable from the biased condition to at least partially place at least one of the plurality of sheath lumens in fluid communication with at least one other of the plurality of sheath lumens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Karunakaravel Karuppasamy
  • Patent number: 11534180
    Abstract: This invention is directed to devices and methods for surgical access to the body, and particularly to surgical drills for accessing a body cavity and methods therefor. In general, a surgical drill is utilized to gain access to a body cavity or part, such as where bone and/or other hard tissues need to be pierced. For example, the skull and other bones with internal cavities may require surgical access to treat body portions contained within the bone. Further in general, it may be generally desirable to create access holes or openings which may be as small as possible and at a particular direction and/or trajectory. In this manner the access hole or opening may be utilized to guide another device, such as a treatment device, to a particular target along the established trajectory of the access hole or opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Innovate Our World Consultants, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Houssiere, Ashok Gowda, Manish Ahuja
  • Patent number: 11534149
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivery of a device into a hollow organ and a method of delivery are provided. The apparatus includes an elongated tube having proximal and distal openings and being configured for carrying the device on a distal portion thereof. The apparatus further includes a tubular cover for covering at least a portion of the device when mounted on the elongated tube, the tubular cover being radially elastic and axially non-elastic. The tubular cover is retrievable into the elongated tube through the distal opening, such that when the device is mounted on the elongated tube and covered by the tubular cover, retrieval of the tubular cover into the elongated tube uncovers the device for delivery into the hollow organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Colospan Ltd.
    Inventors: Boaz Assaf, Eyal Teichman, Shany Krimberg-Barel
  • Patent number: 11534575
    Abstract: A system of devices for treating an artery includes an arterial access sheath adapted to introduce an interventional catheter into an artery and an elongated dilator positionable within the internal lumen of the sheath body. The system also includes a catheter formed of an elongated catheter body sized and shaped to be introduced via a carotid artery access site into a common carotid artery through the internal lumen of the arterial access sheath. The catheter has an overall length and a distal most section length such that the distal most section can be positioned in an intracranial artery and at least a portion of the proximal most section is positioned in the common carotid artery during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michi E. Garrison, Tony M. Chou
  • Patent number: 11534288
    Abstract: A device having an implantable body associated with at least two filaments or sutures and configured for use in soft tissue reconstructions is provided. One exemplary embodiment includes an implantable body, an adjustable filament loop for holding ligament grafts that is coupled to the body, and a shuttle suture removably coupled to the implantable body and configured for shuttling the body through at least a portion of a bone tunnel. The loop can be defined by a self-locking knot, and one or more loop-adjusting limbs can extend from the knot, with a portion of the limb(s) also extending into a hollow portion of the shuttle suture. In some embodiments having two adjustable limbs, an intermediate portion of each limb can be the portions disposed in respective hollow portions of the shuttle suture. Other configurations of devices and systems, as well as methods for performing ACL repairs, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Adam C. Gustafson, Meghan A. Pasquali, David B. Spenciner, Mehmet Z. Sengun, Stephen J. Orphanos