Patents Examined by Tan-Uyen T. Ho
  • Patent number: 11565093
    Abstract: An introducer may include a layered tubular member having an inner liner including at least one folded portion extending along a distal region of the inner liner in a delivery configuration; a reinforcing member disposed over at least a portion of the inner liner, the reinforcing member including a plurality of longitudinal spines defining a plurality of openings disposed between adjacent longitudinal spines, wherein each folded portion is circumferentially overlapped by one of the plurality of openings; and an outer sheath disposed over the reinforcing member, wherein the outer sheath includes at least one perforation circumferentially overlapping each folded portion; and a tip member fixedly attached to a tapered distal region of the layered tubular member. The inner liner may extend to a distal end of the layered tubular member. At least a portion of each folded portion may terminate proximal of the distal end of the layered tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: David Cory Kirt, Gregory Dyer, Adam David Grovender
  • Patent number: 11564696
    Abstract: A medical bandaging and tourniquet system for use in dressing puncture wounds is provided. The medical bandaging and tourniquet system includes a primary dressing, a secondary dressing, a band, a tightening buckle, a retaining clip, and a tightening rod. The primary dressing serves as a main wrapping bandage that mounts the secondary dressing and tourniquet components together. The secondary dressing removably attaches to the primary dressing and serves as a bandage that can be installed onto minor wounds. The band connects to the primary dressing, serving as an elastic tourniquet band. The tightening buckle and the retaining clip are connected to the primary dressing. The tightening rod is positioned between the tightening buckle and the retaining clip. The primary dressing straps tightly along a wound though the tightening buckle. The strap is further compressed by turning the tightening rod. The tightening rod can then be secured to the retaining clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Caleb Johnson Bagby
  • Patent number: 11547434
    Abstract: An atherectomy device for removing deposits such as plaque from an interior of a vessel including an outer member and a rotatable shaft positioned for rotational movement within the outer member and fixed axially within the outer member. A tip is mounted to the distal region of the rotatable shaft and is positioned distally of the distal end of the outer member to create a gap between the proximal end of the rotatable tip and the distalmost edge of the outer member. The rotatable tip has a longitudinal axis mounted to the rotatable shaft for rotation about its longitudinal axis upon rotation of the shaft, the shaft including a guidewire lumen for receiving a guidewire to enable over the wire insertion of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: REX MEDICAL L.P.
    Inventors: James F. McGuckin, Jr., John D. Leedle, Colin Valentis, Jenna Rose Israel
  • Patent number: 11540822
    Abstract: A heart tissue gripping device may include a body portion, an elongate shaft, and a tissue gripping member that is attached to the distal end of the elongate shaft. The tissue gripping member being may be positioned adjacent a heart surface by insertion through an incision in the body. The tissue gripping member may releasably attach to tissue of the heart surface to facilitate a surgical instrument in performing one or more procedures. A coupling of the tissue gripping member may releasably attach the surgical device to the tissue gripping member to allow the device to access the tissue of the heart surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: BioVentrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Meir Moshe, Lon S. Annest, Kevin Van Bladel
  • Patent number: 11540823
    Abstract: A soft tissue fixing anchor includes: an anchor member which is inserted to the bone cavity interior and prevented from moving in the bone cavity interior by the artificial joint when the artificial joint is implanted; and a suture of which one end portion is fixed to the anchor member and the other end portion is exposed to a bone cavity exterior of the bone so as to be sutured to the soft tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Ho Jong Lee, Sung Wook Hwang
  • Patent number: 11534211
    Abstract: A retractor apparatus for a surgical robotic system includes a frame defining a central open region, a connecting member that connects the frame to a robotic arm, a plurality of coupling mechanisms for attaching a set of retractor blades within the central open region of the frame such that blades define a working channel interior of the blades, and a plurality of actuators extending between the frame and each of the coupling mechanisms and configured to move the blades with respect to the frame to vary a dimension of the working channel. Further embodiments include a surgical robotic system that includes a robotic arm and a retractor apparatus attached to the robotic arm, and methods for performing a robot-assisted surgical procedure using a retractor apparatus attached to a robotic arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Mobius Imaging LLC
    Inventors: Jason Tillett, Scott Coppen, Gordon Row
  • Patent number: 11523833
    Abstract: A rotary surgical tool is provided and has an effector or cutter that is usable to remove or otherwise modify tissue such as bone. The tool includes a motor coupled to the effector with a single piece shaft that is integral with the effector and also serves as the motor output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter L. Bono, James D. Lark, John S. Scales
  • Patent number: 11510663
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The method may include providing an intravascular device having a distal portion and a longitudinal axis and inserting the intravascular device into the vascular lumen. The method may further include positioning the distal portion in the vascular wall, rotating the intravascular device about the longitudinal axis, and advancing the intravascular device within the vascular wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Alan Jacobs, Chad John Kugler, Matthew Jonathan Olson, Ross Arlen Olson, David B. Robinson
  • Patent number: 11504273
    Abstract: Provided herein are vitrectomy instruments and related systems and methods in which the vitrectomy instruments may include a forward needle stop and a cutter stop to reduce dimensional variation of a cutter of the vitrectomy instruments, allowing for a location of the port formed in a needle of the cutter to be positioned closer to a distal tip of the cutter. With the port located closer to a distal end of the cutter, the port is able to be positioned closer to the retina of an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Brian William McDonell, Salomon Valencia
  • Patent number: 11490959
    Abstract: A forceps includes a drive assembly and an end effector assembly having first and second jaw members movable between a spaced-apart position, a first approximated position, and a second approximated position. The drive assembly includes a drive housing and a drive bar. The proximal end of the drive bar is coupled to the drive housing, while the distal end of the drive bar is coupled to at least one of the jaw members. The drive housing and the drive bar are selectively movable in conjunction with one another between a first position and a second position to move the jaw members between the spaced-apart position and the first approximated position. The drive assembly is selectively activatable to move the drive bar independent of the drive housing from the second position to a third position to move the jaw members from the first approximated position to the second approximated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: William H. Nau, Jr., Arlen J. Reschke, Robert M. Sharp, Duane E. Kerr, James D. Allen, IV
  • Patent number: 11484305
    Abstract: Tissue fasteners carried on a tissue piercing deployment wire fasten tissue layers of a mammalian body together include a first member, a second member, and a connecting member extending between the first and second members. One of the first and second members has a configuration alterable by a deployment wire to permit release of the fastener from the deployment wire after deployment and without causing excessive tissue trauma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve G. Baker, Stefan J. M. Kraemer, Raymond Michael Wolniewics, III
  • Patent number: 11457911
    Abstract: Anchor delivery systems include anchors having a generally cylindrical body with a rail on top for positioning within a delivery device slot. The rail incorporates a side-bulge as a retaining feature which axially extends along a majority of the length of the rail. The bulge interferes with a corresponding hourglass cutout in the delivery device slot to prevent the anchor from stripping out of the delivery device when the delivery device is retracted through tissue. The anchors are symmetrical along a length and width to facilitate loading within the delivery device. The distal portion of the delivery device includes a series of distally-extending barbs that intentionally change the penetration force required to push the device tip through tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew D. Cunningham, Rick Fu, Allison Marie Stauffer, Geoffrey Karasic
  • Patent number: 11452588
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or augmenting anatomical defects, including an inguinal hernia. The prosthesis may include a repair fabric having a body portion and a pocket on one side of the body portion to facilitate deployment and/or placement of the prosthesis at the defect site. For some applications, such as a reversible prosthesis, a second pocket may be provided on the opposite side of the body portion. Each pocket may be configured to receive a sufficient length of one or more fingers of an individual for deploying and/or positioning the prosthesis. A support member may be provided to help deploy the repair fabric at the surgical site and/or help inhibit folding or buckling of the repair fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Tami L. Rathbun, Kathleen Corcoran, Marianne Staudenmeier
  • Patent number: 11452572
    Abstract: A medical device includes a first link, a second link, and a band. A proximal end portion of the first link is coupled to a shaft. A proximal end portion of the second link is rotatably coupled to a distal end portion of first link about a first axis. The distal end portion of the second link includes a connector coupled to a tool member that is rotatable relative to the second link about a second axis that is non-parallel to the first axis. The first link defines a first guide channel and the second link defines a second guide channel. A distal end of the band is disposed within the first guide channel and the second guide channel, and is coupled to the tool member. The second link is rotatable relative to the first link about the first axis when the distal end of the band is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Abbott, Isabelle Heye
  • Patent number: 11439405
    Abstract: A surgical clip for simultaneously cutting a blood vessel and controlling bleeding, includes two legs, each including a flat surface and a cutting surface, and a curved section configured to join the two legs. An applicator for installing a surgical clip that simultaneously divides a blood vessel and controls bleeding, includes two jaws that simultaneously hold two surgical clips, and two handles that cause the two jaws to exert a deforming force on the two surgical clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Siegenthaler
  • Patent number: 11432890
    Abstract: A mount assembly for use with a robotic system is provided and includes a housing for coupling to a robot arm; a coupling assembly supported by the housing and including first and second arms, the coupling assembly transitionable between open and closed configurations, wherein in the closed configuration the first and second arms are configured to secure a surgical accessory; a release assembly supported by the housing and engagable with the coupling assembly, the release assembly transitionable between a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration; and a communication assembly supported by the housing and configured for communication with the robotic system with respect to a status of the coupling assembly corresponding to the open and closed configuration thereof; and a status of the release assembly corresponding to the locked and unlocked configuration thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Zachary Traina
  • Patent number: 11432624
    Abstract: The gauge enhancer body jewelry system allows individuals to increase their earlobes to the size they desire. It eliminates the need to constantly purchase new gauges as earlobes expand. It reduces pain associated with the enlargement process and forcing uncomfortably large gauges into earlobe holes. As designed it decreases the risk of infection from removing and replacing gauges. The present invention saves a considerable amount of time and frustration, and allows individuals to enlarge their earlobes at their own pace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Phoenixx Paislee Herz-Raverty
  • Patent number: 11432823
    Abstract: A cartridge for ligating clips includes compartments formed of partitions lying in spaced parallel planes and a stringer spanning between the partitions. The legs of a clip are joined at a hinge which is seated over the stringer. The stringer comprises a substantially cylindrical body and a depending narrow support flange. Opposed faces of adjacent partitions include areas of reduced thickness spaced apart a distance sufficient to permit limited pivotal movement of the clip about the stringer. An abutment edge of the partition face provides a stop which is engaged by bosses at the ends of the clip legs to limit pivotal movement of the clip legs and prevent ribs of the clip from engaging the stringer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Grena USA LLC
    Inventors: Wieslaw Mieczyslaw Brodaczewski, Andrzej Janusz Decewicz, Tomasz PrzekopiƄski
  • Patent number: 11426157
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a suture anchor using a suture and a prepared suture anchor. A knitting member (100) cut at a predetermined width and length while having a plurality of knots (10a) is inserted into a hole 1a of a bone 1 using an anchor inserting device 200, and a second suture 20 provided between one knot 10a of the plurality of knots and another knot 10a thereof is pulled rearwards, and thus the knitting member (100) is deformed from a long rod shape to a lump shape the bone 1. Accordingly, the knitting member (100) has a volume larger than a diameter of the hole 1a, and the knitting member (100) deformed into the lump shape is configured not to be removed from the hole 1a of the bone 1 even when the second suture 20 is further pulled in a rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: AJU PHARM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Young Song, Jin Kwon Lee
  • Patent number: 11426203
    Abstract: A tissue guard includes a body defining an open proximal end, an open distal end, and a lumen extending through the body between the open proximal end and the open distal end. The tissue guard further includes a lip extending radially outwardly from the open proximal end of the body. The lip includes a plurality of spaced-apart cut-outs defined about the outer circumference of the lip to define a plurality of tabs of the lip. Each tab includes an outer edge segment. The body and the lip are monolithically formed as a single piece of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jacob C. Baril, Saumya Banerjee, Christopher M. Meehan, George S. Matta, Amy L. Kung, Scott J. Prior, Matthew A. Dinino