Patents by Inventor Alec E. Cerchiari

Alec E. Cerchiari has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210154031
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide systems and methods for treating a medical condition. In one embodiment, the system comprises a stent having proximal and distal regions, and further having a delivery state and an expanded state. A therapeutic agent is disposed on a segment of the stent. The stent is disposed around an exterior surface of a core assembly in the delivery state. A coupling assembly releasably secures the proximal region of the stent to the exterior surface of the core assembly. The coupling assembly secures the stent to the core assembly for a predetermined period while the stent is in the expanded state and during release of the therapeutic agent at a target site. The coupling assembly further enables the stent to be disengaged from the core assembly and deployed in a bodily passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Alec E. Cerchiari, Brian Feng, Timothy Foley, Christopher Mobley, Gary Neff, Ram H. Paul, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200038560
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to coatings containing a limus drug and an excipient, to medical devices incorporating such coatings and to methods of preparing and using such devices. In one embodiment, the limus drug is sirolimus. In another embodiment, the excipient is tannic acid or epi gallo catechin gallate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Alec E. Cerchiari, Thomas Mindel, Austin Neidigh, Scott E. Boatman, Sean D. Chambers
  • Publication number: 20180344991
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device, system, and method for making a bioresorbable intraluminal support device. The intraluminal support device may be introduced to a body lumen of a patient as a prepolymeric substance, and may be polymerized to form the solid device in vivo. The polymerization may be via irradiation, such as ultraviolet irradiation. Methods of treating a patient are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Alec E. Cerchiari, Sean D. Chambers
  • Publication number: 20170340434
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods are provided. In some aspects, devices useful for applying therapy locally within a body vessel are disclosed, the devices having a stent graft with flared end regions with a catheter providing fluid communication to the outer side of the narrower, intermediate region of the stent graft. Kits and systems including the same devices and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Alec E. Cerchiari, Gary L. Neff, Brent A. Mayle, James C. Merk, Sean D. Chambers, Ram H. Paul, JR., Seoggwan Kim, Richard A. Swift