Patents Examined by Shaun L David
  • Patent number: 10758272
    Abstract: A surgical instrument and method for implantation of follicular units into the scalp of a patient, including a generally cylindrical handle; a cannula disposed at one end of the cylindrical handle, the cannula having an open port constructed to load and to hold a follicular unit, and the cannula further having a tip end constructed for insertion into an implantation incision at an implantation site; a flap for at least partially closing the open port; a movable lever hinged at one end thereof relative to the cylindrical handle and connected at another end thereof to the flap; and a plunger extending through the cannula and constructed to displace a loaded follicular unit out from the cannula into the implantation incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Jae Pak, William Rassman
  • Patent number: 10758347
    Abstract: Described is a delivery system for percutaneous delivery and implantation of a heart valve. The delivery system includes a handle with a sheath extending therefrom. A splay shaft extends from the handle through the sheath. At least two arms extend from the handle through the splay shaft. The at least two arms are operable for holding a heart valve. A sheath controller is housed within the handle and is operable for selectively advancing or retracting the sheath to constrain or expose a heart valve as attached with the at least two arms. A splay shaft controller is housed within the handle for allowing the user to selectively advance or retract the splay shaft to constrain or expose the at least two arms. Finally, a valve release is attached with the handle to allow a user to selectively release a heart valve as attached with the at least two arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Arash Kheradvar, Gregory S Kelley
  • Patent number: 10758332
    Abstract: A prosthetic repair system includes a prosthesis for repairing a defect in a tissue or muscle wall. A material delivery device is provided for delivering a material, such as an adhesive material, to a surface of the prosthesis and/or to particular locations between the prosthesis and the tissue or muscle wall to attach the prosthesis to the wall. The delivery device may be coupled to the prosthesis and configured to distribute the material from one side of the prosthesis to an opposite side that is to face the defect. The delivery device may include a manifold and conduits for delivering the material from the manifold to one or more desired locations. The conduits may penetrate into and/or through the thickness of the prosthesis. After delivery and distribution of the material, the delivery device may be removed from the prosthesis and withdrawn from) a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Richard, Peter G. Davis
  • Patent number: 10751043
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to devices and methods for suturing tissue. The invention provides methods and devices for suturing by pushing two ends of a suture through tissue from a proximal side of the tissue and fastening the two ends together on a distal side of the tissue through one operation of a trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Via Surgical LTD
    Inventors: Ofek Levin, Arie Levy, Lena Levin
  • Patent number: 10743888
    Abstract: A point specific junctional tourniquet is provided having a rotational variable height adjustable point specific compression device including an upper housing, a lower housing rotationally nested within the upper housing and a base with an integral belt/strap guide and a belt/strap having a medical clasp, wherein for height adjustment of said upper housing and pressure form, the user grips the upper housing and the lo Aver housing and rotationally twists the two gripped housings causing the height to increase and after the optimum height is reached, depending upon the injury or wound, the assembled rotational variable height adjustable point specific compression device is secured in place and pressure is applied using the belt/strap, held in place within the belt/strap guide. The point specific junctional tourniquet is provided with a smartphone application for use in emergency situation events as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: John D. Haeussinger
  • Patent number: 10736624
    Abstract: A surgical suturing device is disclosed. The surgical suturing device has a forked guide tip having a plurality of legs, wherein each of the plurality of legs comprises a proximal end, an anatomical variation, and a distal end. A method of chord replacement for a heart valve is also disclosed. A suture is placed in a papillary muscle using a surgical suturing device having a forked guide tip and a papillary suture. A leaflet suture is placed in a leaflet. The papillary suture and the leaflet suture are loaded in a suture fastener from opposite directions in a coaxial fashion. The length of the papillary suture and/or the leaflet suture are adjusted relative to the suture fastener to achieve a desired replacement chord length. The suture fastener is attached to the papillary suture and the leaflet suture to lock the desired replacement chord length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LSI Solutions, Inc
    Inventor: Jude S. Sauer
  • Patent number: 10737040
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a spray applicator for spraying a tissue treatment medicant onto a tissue that has a container containing the medicant and is positioned at a proximal end of the spray applicator; a spray tip positioned at a distal end of the spray applicator; a cannula connecting the container with the spray tip; an actuatable dispensing mechanism at a proximal end of the applicator to express the medicant from the container through the cannula and through the spray tip toward the tissue; an optional pressurized gas source discharging a gas through the cannula in the vicinity of the spray tip or inside the spray tip; and a distance indicator that provides indicia of the distance between the spray tip and the tissue but does not prevent positioning the spray tip closer to the tissue than a defined distance for the distance indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Riebman, Leo B. Kriksunov, Robert J. Tannhauser
  • Patent number: 10736622
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing ankle syndesmosis repairs includes, inter alia, a first button, a second button, and a suture connecting the first button and the second button. The first button and the second button are stainless steel buttons. At least one of the first button and the second button is oblong. The suture includes multiple strands that extend between the first button and the second button. A first free end of the suture is tensionable to shorten a length of the suture between the first button and the second button and thereby move the first button and the second button closer together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventor: Brian Thornes
  • Patent number: 10736653
    Abstract: Systems, instruments, methods, and compositions are described involving removing a portion of the epidermis within a donor site on a subject, and harvesting dermal plugs within the donor site. An injectable filler is formed by mincing the dermal plugs. The injectable filler is configured for injecting into a recipient site on the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SRGI HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Knowlton
  • Patent number: 10729423
    Abstract: Methods of attaching a soft tissue to an adjacent bone at a defect site are provided. An adjustable loop region of a flexible construct contained in a bore defined by a fastener is passed through a tissue. The adjustable loop is passed through the tissue. The fastener is passed back through the adjustable loop to fold the adjustable loop upon itself. The fastener is attached to the bone. An adjusting arm on the flexible construct is engaged to reduce the size of the adjustable loop and secure the soft tissue to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan A. Kaiser, Gregory J. Denham, Kevin T. Stone
  • Patent number: 10722226
    Abstract: A hemostatic device for sealing a puncture of a vessel includes a first tube defining a first lumen, and a malecot coupled to the first tube. The malecot is selectively actuatable from a neutral configuration to a stopper configuration. The hemostatic device also includes a second tube circumscribing at least a portion of the first tube. The second tube at least partially defines a second lumen and a third lumen. The second tube includes a first opening in flow communication with the third lumen and positioned proximally relative to the malecot. The second tube is selectively orientable to at least partially expose a hemocoagulant agent retained in the second lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Phillips Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Victor Matthew Phillips, William Robert Rebh, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10722255
    Abstract: A catheter system can be used to remove obstructions, deliver implantable devices or substances, and/or restore flow through body lumens. The system can include an outer shaft having a lumen, sidewall, and a longitudinal window in the sidewall, an inner shaft disposed within the lumen, and an expandable member having a first end coupled to the outer shaft and a second end coupled to the inner shaft through the window. The expandable member can be positioned adjacent to a target region while in the collapsed configuration. The expandable member can be expanded to an expanded configuration by relative movement of the outer shaft and the inner shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Jay Lenker, Brian Strauss, Lynn Shimada
  • Patent number: 10716573
    Abstract: This invention is an intrasacular aneurysm occlusion device with a proximal resilient stent which becomes wider than the aneurysm neck and a distal flexible net which is expanded by being filled with embolic members. The stent and the net work together. The stent occludes the aneurysm neck and prevents the device from slipping out. The net conforms to the walls of even an irregularly-shaped aneurysm sac and keeps the stent pressed against the inside of the aneurysm neck. This has advantages over the prior art, especially for aneurysms with irregularly-shaped sacs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Aneuclose
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10716437
    Abstract: A skin cleanser includes a surface, such as a silicone surface, with at least one textured portion for transmitting vibrational tapping to the skin. The skin cleanser includes at least one oscillating motor for generating the tapping motion to the skin. The textured portion includes touch-points or a wave that transmit the tapping motion to skin in contact with the textured portions. The touch-points may include thicker and thinner formations of the touch-points to provide firmer or softer vibrations to the skin. The touch-points are within about 0.5 to 2.5 mm in diameter. One configuration includes multiple oscillating motors configured to provide different vibration frequencies at around 50-300 Hertz and operable simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FOREO Inc.
    Inventor: Filip Sedic
  • Patent number: 10710246
    Abstract: A surgical system uses a single entry port in a wide variety of surgeries. To insert multiple surgical instruments into a patient through a single entry port requires that the shaft (262A1) of at least one (260A1) of the surgical instruments be bent between the base of the surgical instrument (260A1) and the point where the shaft contacts a channel in an entry guide (270A). Each surgical instrument (260A1, 260A2) is positioned by an instrument manipulator positioning system (231A) so that when the shaft is inserted in a channel of the entry guide (270A), any bending of the shaft does not damage the surgical instrument and does not inhibit proper operation of the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony K. McGrogan, Thomas G. Cooper, David Q. Larkin, Kent M. Anderson, Jeffrey D. Brown, Paul E. Lilagan, Michael Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10709435
    Abstract: Meniscal repair devices, systems, and methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Mehmet Z. Sengun, David B. Spenciner, Richard M. Lunn, Joseph Hernandez, Scott A. Sigman
  • Patent number: 10709540
    Abstract: A blood vessel occlusion device comprising a plurality of legs having a deployed state wherein each of the plurality of legs is angled outwardly toward a vessel wall and a delivery state wherein the plurality of legs are sized and shaped for pushing into a target blood vessel and substantially in parallel to a common longitudinal axis. Each leg has an anchoring tooth at a distal end thereof and a gripping point formed therealong. Each leg switches from deployed state to delivery state by a retention element and maintained in delivery state when said retention element is supported by the gripping point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: V.V.T. Med Ltd.
    Inventor: Zeev Brandeis
  • Patent number: 10702273
    Abstract: A ligating system having a ligating apparatus configured to attach to a distal end of a scope and to hold a ligating band thereon; an activating cord configured to extend down a working channel of the scope and attach to the ligating apparatus; and a line pulling assembly including: a central body; an attachment mechanism on the central body configured to attach the line pulling assembly to a proximal end of the scope; an access channel through the central body and in communication with the working channel of the scope, the access channel providing an open inlet to the working channel of the scope when the line pulling assembly is attached to the proximal end of the scope; and a winding mechanism attached to the central body, wherein the winding mechanism is configured to pull the activating cord proximally such that the ligating band is removed from the ligating apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alpine Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Jan P. Kamler
  • Patent number: 10702678
    Abstract: A multiple balloon catheter designed to quickly and easily obtain hemostasis during open and minimal access surgery in the event of venous injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Gerstner Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Rasmusson
  • Patent number: 10695001
    Abstract: A system and method for intracranial access is disclosed. In particular, a drill stop is shown providing a way to control the penetration of a drill bit as an access hole into the brain is being formed. Access to a desired location is achieved using a catheter guide device. Also disclosed is a mechanism by which multiple diagnostic and treatment devices can be placed at a desired location in brain tissue without the need for more than one access hole. A drainage catheter is disclosed with a mechanism to allow both drainage and to allow intracranial pressure measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: IRRAS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Donald E. Bobo, Sr., James Gerg