Patents Examined by Thomas McEvoy
  • Patent number: 10226320
    Abstract: A surgical procedure kit for inserting a medical tube according to the present invention includes: an insertion pathway formation means configured to include a medical tube provided with a hollow tube main body, a tube member including a hollow conduit having the medical tube received therein and forming a pathway into which the medical tube is to be inserted, and a support member including a support rod which is inserted into the medical tube and has stiffness greater than that of the tube member; and a push means configured to be slidable within the conduit of the tube member and push the medical tube through the conduit of the tube member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Y.JACOBS MEDICAL INC.
    Inventor: Young Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 10226207
    Abstract: Methods, device and system for providing a sensor insertion assembly including an inserter housing, an introducer including a body portion having a proximal end and a distal end and a shaft portion comprising a channel and a distal end, the shaft portion extending downwardly from an edge of the body portion, the shaft portion including a holding member disposed along a length of the channel, the holding member configured to substantially releasably retain a sensor, an on-body electronics unit, wherein the introducer is configured for insertion of the sensor through an aperture in the on-body electronics unit prior to insertion through skin and a drive mechanism included in the inserter housing and operatively coupled to the introducer, wherein the drive mechanism drives the introducer and retained sensor through the skin are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventor: Gary Ashley Stafford
  • Patent number: 10226305
    Abstract: An end effector of a surgical tool includes a first jaw and a second jaw rotated by a driving pulley. A first driven pulley is attached to the first jaw and a second driven pulley is attached to the second jaw. A first end portion of a first cable is connected to a first radial side of the first driven pulley, a second end portion of the first cable is connected to a second radial side of the second driven pulley, and an intermediate portion of the first cable is connected to the driving pulley. A first end portion of a second cable is connected to a first radial side of the second driven pulley, a second end portion of the second cable is connected to a second radial side of the first driven pulley, and an intermediate portion of the second cable is connected to the driving pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Chi Min Seow
  • Patent number: 10219869
    Abstract: An end effector of a surgical tool includes a first jaw and a second jaw rotated by a driving pulley. A first driven pulley is attached to the first jaw and a second driven pulley is attached to the second jaw. A first end portion of a first cable is connected to a first radial side of the first driven pulley, a second end portion of the first cable is connected to a second radial side of the second driven pulley, and an intermediate portion of the first cable is connected to the driving pulley. A first end portion of a second cable is connected to a first radial side of the second driven pulley, a second end portion of the second cable is connected to a second radial side of the first driven pulley, and an intermediate portion of the second cable is connected to the driving pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Chi Min Seow
  • Patent number: 10206702
    Abstract: A rongeur (34) for driving a cutting unit (240) that includes an outer (240) tube and a cutting implement (302) able to both rotate in move longitudinally in the outer tube The rongeur includes a body (36) to which a rotating spindle (102) for actuating the cutting implement is mounted. The spindle is designed to allow the inner tube to while, rotating move longitudinally relative to the spindle. A mechanism (150, 180) attached to the body selectively displaces the drive inner tube so the distal end of the cutting implement can be advanced towards and retracted away from the distal end of the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: James G. Walen
  • Patent number: 10194938
    Abstract: Single use inserter system comprising a housing part and a lid part, the inserter system comprising a carrier part in an initial position in the housing and a drive unit comprising a first drive part attached to the housing, the drive unit comprising at least one spring element supported by the first drive part, wherein the drive unit is configured for moving the carrier part from a first position to a second position in relation to the housing in an insertion direction along a first axis. The inserter system comprises a transcutaneous device having a proximal surface and a distal surface, wherein the transcutaneous device is detachably attached to the carrier part, the inserter system comprising at least one transport protection element preventing movement of the carrier part in a direction along the first axis thereby supporting the carrier part in the initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: UnoMedical, AS
    Inventor: Rune Frimand Byager
  • Patent number: 10179006
    Abstract: A disposable circumcision anastomat includes: an inner ring (2) and an outer ring (1) corresponding to the inner ring (2); wherein the outer ring (1) includes arc sidewalls, and the arc sidewalls are connected to arc blades (7); a loop blade faces inwards; convex structures (8) are repeatedly arranged at internal portion of the outer ring (1) for fixing, and the arc blades (7) form containing spaces (6) with the convex structures (8). With the disposable circumcision anastomat for removing redundant prepuce or phimosis, incision is neat, postoperative bleeding hardly happens, operation is easy, operation time is short, healing is fast, side effects is slight, patients suffer less, and postoperative recovery is fast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Yongjiu Zhao
  • Patent number: 10172607
    Abstract: A load sharing rip-stop construct and technique for soft tissue repair, particularly rotator cuff repair. A suture tape is inserted through the soft tissue (rotator cuff) at a first location. At least one suture anchor is inserted into bone, adjacent the soft tissue, the anchor being loaded with at least one length of an suture with two ends. The ends of the suture are passed through the soft tissue at a second location which is medial to the first location, and secured in bone at the second location with an anchor. The suture tape is then passed over the soft tissue and secured into the bone at a third location which is lateral to the first and second locations. The suture tape acts as a “rip-stop,” not only providing resistance to tissue cutout for the suture, but also enhancing load distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen S. Burkhart
  • Patent number: 10166015
    Abstract: A biodegradable device for maintaining the alignment of the edges of a trocar defect, consisting of two bases coupled and offset by a connector. The first base to be positioned below the defect and a second base above. The first base has a threaded hole from its upper surface but not through the lower surface. The connector attached to the bases such that there is a hole aligned with the threaded hole in the first base allowing a device to mate with the threads in the first base. The second base has a hole aligned with the hole in the connector and wide enough to allow a device to mate with the threads in the first base. The device is arranged so the distance between the lower surface of the second base and upper surface of the first base holds the fascia around the trocar defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: LAPIQ, INC
    Inventors: Michael Sigmund Klein, Michael George Fourkas, Widya Mulyasasmita, James Su
  • Patent number: 10136985
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods relating to an implant configured for reshaping a mitral valve. The implant comprises a plurality of struts with anchors for tissue engagement. The implant is compressible to a first, reduced diameter for transluminal or transapical navigation and delivery to the left atrium of a heart. The implant may then expand to a second, enlarged diameter to embed its anchors to the tissue surrounding and/or including the mitral valve. The size and/or shape of the implant may then be adjusted, pulling mitral annulus tissue radially inwardly, and restrained in the adjusted configuration to improve mitral valve function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Millipede, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Matthew Rust, Patrick Macaulay, Terry Wayne Daniels, Kris Kristoffersen
  • Patent number: 10130356
    Abstract: The present teachings provide devices and methods of treating a tricuspid valve regurgitation. Specifically, one aspect of the present teachings provides devices and methods of identifying a suitable location on the tricuspid annulus, another aspect of the present teachings provides devices and methods of placing a wire across the tricuspid annulus at such an identified location, another aspect of the present teachings provides devices and methods of deploying a tissue anchor across such an identified location, and yet another aspect of the present teachings provides devices and methods of applying tension to two or more of such tissue anchors and reducing the circumference of the tricuspid annulus. As a result, a regurgitation jet is reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MITRALIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Groothuis, Steven Cahalane, Richard Morrill, John Alexander
  • Patent number: 10130379
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a multi-lumen catheter for extracting or aspirating a blood clot or thrombus from arterial or veinous sites. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: NorMedix, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Welch, Karl V. Ganske, Gregg Stuart Sutton
  • Patent number: 10130384
    Abstract: A catheter system and corresponding methods are provided for accessing a blood vessel true lumen from a sub-intimal plane of the vessel. The catheter includes components that are symmetric about the longitudinal axis and allow for reentry without the need to ensure a correct orientation of the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CARDINAL HEALTH SWITZERLAND 515 GMBH
    Inventor: David Majercak
  • Patent number: 10123794
    Abstract: A suture passer comprising: a hollow tube, the hollow tube comprising a distal end, a proximal end, a lumen extending from the distal end to the proximal end, and a window formed in the sidewall of the hollow tube, the window communicating with the lumen; and a clamping rod slidably received in the lumen of the hollow tube, the clamping rod comprising a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end being bifurcated into a first arm and a second arm, one of the first and second arms extending distally of the other of the first and second arms and including a clamping surface, and at least one of the first and second arms being outwardly biased such that when the clamping rod is moved distally so that the distal end of the at least one outwardly biased arm is adjacent to the window, the distal end of the at least one outwardly biased arm extends outwardly through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Pivot Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James Flom, Roger Pisarnwongs, Thomas Weisel, Chris Pamichev
  • Patent number: 10117766
    Abstract: Inflation devices for inflating intragastric devices and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In several embodiments, an inflation device can include a tube, an inner detent, and an outer detent. The tube can extend from a proximal portion of the inflation device to a distal portion of the inflation device, and can include a handle at the proximal portion and a barb at the distal portion. The barb can have a cross-sectional dimension greater than a cross-sectional dimension of a corresponding inflation port of an intragastric device. The inner detent can be positioned over the barb and can include a mating interface. The outer detent can be positioned over the inner detent, and can be configured to attach over a proximal cap of the intragastric device. The tube can be longitudinally advanceable relative to at least one of the inner and outer detents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ReShape Medical LLC
    Inventors: Outhit Bouasaysy, Mark Ashby
  • Patent number: 10098631
    Abstract: A suture passer comprising: a hollow tube, the hollow tube comprising a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending from the distal end to the proximal end; and a clamping rod slidably received in the lumen of the hollow tube, the clamping rod comprising a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end being bifurcated into a first arm and a second arm, one of the first and second arms extending distally of the other of the first and second arms and including a clamping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Pivot Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daren Stewart, Roger Pisarnwongs, James Flom
  • Patent number: 10098653
    Abstract: A dermabrasion device includes an ergonomically contoured handle divided into at least two articulating sections separated by an annular cam ring, wherein each of the at least two articulating sections are coupled to one another and rotatable around a longitudinal axis of a longer one of the at least two articulating sections, whereby a distal end of the handle is displaced from the longitudinal axis. The device further includes an air pump disposed in at least one of the at least two articulating sections configured to draw air through the distal end of the handle, and a mount positioned at the distal end configured for mounting a dermabrasion tip around a channel leading to an inlet of the air pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PRESSER DIRECT, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Presser, Daniel S. C. Kwok
  • Patent number: 10092430
    Abstract: A coil-reinforced medical device delivery mechanism including a stiff proximal end for enhanced pushability and a soft distal end, including a free floating tip portion, for increased maneuverability and decreased breakage. The system utilizes a non-compliant balloon mounted on a flexible, single lumen shaft device with a support mandrel construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Micro Medical Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Sullivan, Stephen Griffin
  • Patent number: 10085882
    Abstract: A thin resilient strand, such as medical suture material, extends from a stiffer shank. The strand can form a resilient hook and/or it can have an arcuate free end to engage tissue such as the interior of a capsular bag at approximately its equator during ophthalmic surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Microsurgical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vaclav Dusek, Lawrence Laks, Robert May, Natalya Peskin, Steven Wesley Smith
  • Patent number: 10080675
    Abstract: An endoprosthesis is conditioned prior to use within a patient by placing a scaffold of the endoprosthesis in contact with a sterile liquid optionally at body temperature, following by causing the scaffold to bend. The scaffold may be bent by moving the scaffold through a conditioning tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Julia C. Fox, Leah Compas