Patents by Inventor Andy Black

Andy Black 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: 20220054138
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for trans-esophageal aortic flow control. The device comprises a controller, an esophageal tube extending from the controller, an anchor device at a distal end of the esophageal tube and configured to anchor the distal end of the device inside a patient's stomach, and an actuator positioned proximally to the anchoring device by a sufficient distance so that the actuator will be proximal to the intersection of the patient's esophagus with their diaphragm when the anchoring device is positioned inside of the patient's stomach. In this position, the anchoring device is aligned with the location at which the patient's esophagus and aorta cross that is above (or proximal to) the intersection with the patient's diaphragm, with the patient's aorta then positioned between the spine and the esophagus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph Rabin, Zhongjun Wu, Philip Haarstad, David Heisserer, Steve Roller, Jesse Haworth, Kelly Jensen, Andy Black, Andy Leopold, Jahi Gist
  • Publication number: 20210370021
    Abstract: The present invention includes an embolic protection device comprising a catheter having a self-expanding embolic filter that is disposed around the catheter proximal to a distal portion, wherein the embolic filter comprises a frame, and the frame defines an opening of the embolic filter that faces the distal end of the catheter; a deployment mechanism that is disposed around at least a portion of the catheter, wherein the deployment mechanism is longitudinally movable with respect to the catheter, the deployment mechanism is configured to contain the embolic filter in a collapsed configuration, and the embolic filter is configured to self-expand upon the longitudinal retraction of the deployment mechanism; and a wire coupled to the frame for expanding the size or diameter of the embolic filter opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: William M. Merhi, Andy Black, Mark Carlson, Josh Greene, Kelly Jensen, Andy Leopold, Ben Rockwell
  • Patent number: 11071844
    Abstract: The present invention includes an embolic protection device comprising a catheter having a self-expanding embolic filter that is disposed around the catheter proximal to a distal portion, wherein the embolic filter comprises a frame, and the frame defines an opening of the embolic filter that faces the distal end of the catheter; a deployment mechanism that is disposed around at least a portion of the catheter, wherein the deployment mechanism is longitudinally movable with respect to the catheter, the deployment mechanism is configured to contain the embolic filter in a collapsed configuration, and the embolic filter is configured to self-expand upon the longitudinal retraction of the deployment mechanism; and a wire coupled to the frame for expanding the size or diameter of the embolic filter opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: William M. Merhi, Andy Black, Mark Carlson, Josh Greene, Kelly Jensen, Andy Leopold, Ben Rockwell
  • Publication number: 20210045759
    Abstract: The present invention includes an embolic protection device comprising a catheter having a self-expanding embolic filter that is disposed around the catheter proximal to a distal portion, wherein the embolic filter comprises a frame, and the frame defines an opening of the embolic filter that faces the distal end of the catheter; a deployment mechanism that is disposed around at least a portion of the catheter, wherein the deployment mechanism is longitudinally movable with respect to the catheter, the deployment mechanism is configured to contain the embolic filter in a collapsed configuration, and the embolic filter is configured to self-expand upon the longitudinal retraction of the deployment mechanism; and a wire coupled to the frame for expanding the size or diameter of the embolic filter opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: William M. Merhi, Andy Black, Mark Carlson, Josh Greene, Kelly Jensen, Andy Leopold, Ben Rockwell
  • Publication number: 20200353208
    Abstract: The present invention includes an embolic protection device comprising a catheter having a self-expanding embolic filter that is disposed around the catheter proximal to a distal portion, wherein the embolic filter comprises a frame, and the frame defines an opening of the embolic filter that faces the distal end of the catheter; a deployment mechanism that is disposed around at least a portion of the catheter, wherein the deployment mechanism is longitudinally movable with respect to the catheter, the deployment mechanism is configured to contain the embolic filter in a collapsed configuration, and the embolic filter is configured to self-expand upon the longitudinal retraction of the deployment mechanism; and a wire coupled to the frame for expanding the size or diameter of the embolic filter opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: William M. Merhi, Andy BLACK, Mark CARLSON, Josh GREENE, Kelly JENSEN, Andy LEOPOLD, Ben ROCKWELL
  • Publication number: 20190142285
    Abstract: An implant delivery system includes an implant, such as a wireless sensor, a first sheath, and a second sheath. The sheaths extend from a proximal end of the implant delivery system, and at least said first sheath extends to a distal end of said implant delivery system. The first sheath is positioned at least partially within said second sheath. The implant is connected to an exterior surface of the first sheath and positioned near an end of the second sheath. The first sheath and said second sheath are movable with respect to one another to deploy said implant to a desired location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Harry D. Rowland, Michael Nagy, Kevin MacDonald, Alyssa Kurt, Andy Black, Andy Leopold
  • Patent number: 10206592
    Abstract: An implant delivery system includes an implant, such as a wireless sensor, a first sheath, and a second sheath. The sheaths extend from a proximal end of the implant delivery system, and at least said first sheath extends to a distal end of said implant delivery system. The first sheath is positioned at least partially within said second sheath. The implant is connected to an exterior surface of the first sheath and positioned near an end of the second sheath. The first sheath and said second sheath are movable with respect to one another to deploy said implant to a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ENDOTRONIX, INC.
    Inventors: Harry Rowland, Mike Nagy, Kevin MacDonald, Alyssa Kurt, Andy Black, Andy Leopold
  • Publication number: 20150208929
    Abstract: An implant delivery system includes an implant, such as a wireless sensor, a first sheath, and a second sheath. The sheaths extend from a proximal end of the implant delivery system, and at least said first sheath extends to a distal end of said implant delivery system. The first sheath is positioned at least partially within said second sheath. The implant is connected to an exterior surface of the first sheath and positioned near an end of the second sheath. The first sheath and said second sheath are movable with respect to one another to deploy said implant to a desired location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Harry Rowland, Mike Nagy, Kevin MacDonald, Alyssa Neiers, Andy Black, Andy Leopold