Patents by Inventor Atif M. Yardimci

Atif M. Yardimci 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).

  • Patent number: 6835186
    Abstract: This invention provides a medical device for delivering volumetric quantities of a first and a second biochemically reactive fluid in which separate MBUs atomize the fluids. The device of the present invention includes a fluid delivery device for laparoscopically delivering fluids having two feed conduits for delivering fluid to feed ports of the mechanical breakup units, the mechanical breakup units having two feed ports for receiving fluid from the feed conduits and directing such fluid into spin chambers and funneling portions having a sloped sidewall for directing fluid from the spin chambers through an exit port. The device is suitably dimensioned for creating a spray of two fluids with different viscosities such as fibrinogen and thrombin in such a manner that the thrombin spray cone encompasses the fibrinogen spray cone at a distance of about one inch from the exit port with a 0.5 cc/second flow rate to avoid depositing unreacted fibrinogen on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Baxter International, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Pennington, Atif M. Yardimci, David Amrani, Arnold C. Bilstad, Yves A. Delmotte, James P. Diorio, Robert L. Petersen, Joseph F. Prybell, James Slepicka, Cristina Stadler, John Womelsdorf
  • Patent number: 6712095
    Abstract: A vacuum demand valve for delivering a flowable material is disclosed. The valve has a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, an intermediate segment therebetween defining a passageway wherein the flowable substance can flow from the proximal end to the distal end. The housing can be a tubing. A valve member is located along the intermediate segment. The valve member has a closed condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is stopped and an open condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is unstopped. The valve member is biased in the closed condition and is responsive to a partial vacuum provided by the user through the passageway for placing the valve member in the open condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Williamson, Scott R. Ariagno, Alan W. Marttila, Arnold C. Bilstad, Paul M. DiPerna, Michael R. Prisco, David W. Pennington, Atif M. Yardimci, Sidney T. Smith, Mark C. Perry, Marc Bellotti
  • Publication number: 20040024353
    Abstract: An applicator gun for spraying a medically useful multiple component fluid to an area of interest. The handheld applicator gun functionally receives a commercially available or standardized multi-syringe applicator, and dispenses fluid from the multi-syringe applicator in a controllable manner. The handheld applicator gun further includes a return stop and a dispensing stop to limit the force exerted on the multi-syringe applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: Robert L. Petersen, James C. Laird, Jorge Delcastillo, Jacquelynn Welter, Atif M. Yardimci
  • Patent number: 6684903
    Abstract: A vacuum demand valve for delivering a flowable material is disclosed. The valve has a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, an intermediate segment therebetween defining a passageway wherein the flowable substance can flow from the proximal end to the distal end. The housing can be a tubing. A valve member is located along the intermediate segment. The valve member has a closed condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is stopped and an open condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is unstopped. The valve member is biased in the closed condition and is responsive to a partial vacuum provided by the user through the passageway for placing the valve member in the open condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Williamson, Scott R. Ariagno, Alan W. Marttila, Atif M. Yardimci, Sidney T. Smith
  • Patent number: 6672333
    Abstract: A vacuum demand valve for delivering a flowable material is disclosed. The valve has a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, an intermediate segment therebetween defining a passageway wherein the flowable substance can flow from the proximal end to the distal end. The housing can be a tubing. A valve member is located along the intermediate segment. The valve member has a closed condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is stopped and an open condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is unstopped. The valve member is biased in the closed condition and is responsive to a partial vacuum provided by the user through the passageway for placing the valve member in the open condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Williamson, Scott R. Ariagno, Alan W. Marttila, Arnold C. Bilstad, Paul M. DiPerna, Michael R. Prisco, David W. Pennington, Atif M. Yardimci, Sidney T. Smith, Mark C. Perry, Marc Bellotti
  • Patent number: 6648011
    Abstract: A vacuum demand valve for delivering a flowable material is disclosed. The valve has a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, an intermediate segment therebetween defining a passageway wherein the flowable substance can flow from the proximal end to the distal end. The housing can be a tubing. A valve member is located along the intermediate segment. The valve member has a closed condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is stopped and an open condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is unstopped. The valve member is biased in the closed condition and is responsive to a partial vacuum provided by the user through the passageway for placing the valve member in the open condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold C. Bilstad, Atif M. Yardimci, Mark C. Perry
  • Patent number: 6604545
    Abstract: A vacuum demand valve for delivering a flowable material is disclosed. The valve has a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, an intermediate segment therebetween defining a passageway wherein the flowable substance can flow from the proximal end to the distal end. The housing can be a tubing. A valve member is located along the intermediate segment. The valve member has a closed condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is stopped and an open condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is unstopped. The valve member is biased in the closed condition and is responsive to a partial vacuum provided by the user through the passageway for placing the valve member in the open condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Williamson, Scott R. Ariagno, Alan W. Marttila, Arnold C. Bilstad, Paul M. DiPerna, Michael R. Prisco, David W. Pennington, Atif M. Yardimci, Sidney T. Smith, Mark C. Perry, Marc Bellotti
  • Patent number: 6585696
    Abstract: An applicator gun for spraying a medically useful multiple component fluid to an area of interest. The handheld applicator gun functionally receives a commercially available or standardized multi-syringe applicator, and dispenses fluid from the multi-syringe applicator in a controllable manner. The handheld applicator gun further includes a return stop and a dispensing stop to limit the force exerted on the multi-syringe applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Baxter International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Petersen, James C. Laird, Jorge Delcastillo, Jacquelynn Welter, Atif M. Yardimci
  • Patent number: 6550493
    Abstract: A vacuum demand value (10) is capable of delivering a flowable material. The valve (10) has a housing (11) having a proximal end (14), a distal end (16), an intermediate segment (18) therebetween defining a passageway (24) wherein the flowable substance can flow from the proximal end (14) to the distal end (16). The housing (11) can be tubing. A valve member (20) is located along the intermediate segment (18). The valve member (20) has a closed condition wherein the flowable material from the proximal end (14) to the distal end (16) is stopped and an open condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end (14) to the distal end (16) is unstopped. The valve member (20) is biased in the closed condition and is responsive to a partial vacuum provided by the user through the passageway (24) for placing the valve member (20) in the open condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Williamson, Scott R. Ariagno, Alan W. Marttila, Arnold C. Bilstad, Paul M. DiPerna, Michael R. Prisco, David W. Pennington, Atif M. Yardimci, Sidney T. Smith, Mark C. Perry, Marc Bellotti
  • Publication number: 20030037820
    Abstract: A vacuum demand valve for delivering a flowable material is disclosed. The valve has a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, an intermediate segment therebetween defining a passageway wherein the flowable substance can flow from the proximal end to the distal end. The housing can be a tubing. A valve member is located along the intermediate segment. The valve member has a closed condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is stopped and an open condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is unstopped. The valve member is biased in the closed condition and is responsive to a partial vacuum provided by the user through the passageway for placing the valve member in the open condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventors: Mark E. Williamson, Scott R. Ariagno, Alan W. Marttila, Arnold C. Bilstad, Paul M. DiPerna, Michael R. Prisco, David W. Pennington, Atif M. Yardimci, Sidney T. Smith, Mark C. Perry, Marc Bellotti
  • Publication number: 20030029502
    Abstract: A vacuum demand valve for delivering a flowable material is disclosed. The valve has a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, an intermediate segment therebetween defining a passageway wherein the flowable substance can flow from the proximal end to the distal end. The housing can be a tubing. A valve member is located along the intermediate segment. The valve member has a closed condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is stopped and an open condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is unstopped. The valve member is biased in the closed condition and is responsive to a partial vacuum provided by the user through the passageway for placing the valve member in the open condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Mark E. Williamson, Scott R. Ariagno, Alan W. Marttila, Arnold C. Bilstad, Paul M. DiPerna, Michael R. Prisco, David W. Pennington, Atif M. Yardimci, Sidney T. Smith, Mark C. Perry, Marc Bellotti
  • Publication number: 20030029500
    Abstract: A vacuum demand valve for delivering a flowable material is disclosed. The valve has a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, an intermediate segment therebetween defining a passageway wherein the flowable substance can flow from the proximal end to the distal end. The housing can be a tubing. A valve member is located along the intermediate segment. The valve member has a closed condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is stopped and an open condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is unstopped. The valve member is biased in the closed condition and is responsive to a partial vacuum provided by the user through the passageway for placing the valve member in the open condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Mark E. Williamson, Scott R. Ariagno, Alan W. Marttila, Arnold C. Bilstad, Paul M. DiPerna, Michael R. Prisco, David W. Pennington, Atif M. Yardimci, Sidney T. Smith, Mark C. Perry, Marc Bellotti
  • Publication number: 20030029501
    Abstract: A vacuum demand valve for delivering a flowable material is disclosed. The valve has a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, an intermediate segment therebetween defining a passageway wherein the flowable substance can flow from the proximal end to the distal end. The housing can be a tubing. A valve member is located along the intermediate segment. The valve member has a closed condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is stopped and an open condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is unstopped. The valve member is biased in the closed condition and is responsive to a partial vacuum provided by the user through the passageway for placing the valve member in the open condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Mark E. Williamson, Scott R. Ariagno, Alan W. Marttila, Arnold C. Bilstad, Paul M. DiPerna, Michael R. Prisco, David W. Pennington, Atif M. Yardimci, Sidney T. Smith, Mark C. Perry, Marc Bellotti
  • Publication number: 20030029503
    Abstract: A vacuum demand valve for delivering a flowable material is disclosed. The valve has a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, an intermediate segment therebetween defining a passageway wherein the flowable substance can flow from the proximal end to the distal end. The housing can be a tubing. A valve member is located along the intermediate segment. The valve member has a closed condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is stopped and an open condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is unstopped. The valve member is biased in the closed condition and is responsive to a partial vacuum provided by the user through the passageway for placing the valve member in the open condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Mark E. Williamson, Scott R. Ariagno, Alan W. Marttila, Arnold C. Bilstad, Paul M. DiPerna, Michael R. Prisco, David W. Pennington, Atif M. Yardimci, Sidney T. Smith, Mark C. Perry, Marc Bellotti
  • Publication number: 20030024575
    Abstract: A vacuum demand valve for delivering a flowable material is disclosed. The valve has a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, an intermediate segment therebetween defining a passageway wherein the flowable substance can flow from the proximal end to the distal end. The housing can be a tubing. A valve member is located along the intermediate segment. The valve member has a closed condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is stopped and an open condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is unstopped. The valve member is biased in the closed condition and is responsive to a partial vacuum provided by the user through the passageway for placing the valve member in the open condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Mark E. Williamson, Scott R. Ariagno, Alan W. Marttila, Arnold C. Bilstad, Paul M. DiPerna, Michael R. Prisco, David W. Pennington, Atif M. Yardimci, Sidney T. Smith, Mark C. Perry, Marc Bellotti
  • Publication number: 20020189684
    Abstract: A vacuum demand valve for delivering a flowable material is disclosed. The valve has a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, an intermediate segment therebetween defining a passageway wherein the flowable substance can flow from the proximal end to the distal end. The housing can be a tubing. A valve member is located along the intermediate segment. The valve member has a closed condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is stopped and an open condition wherein the flow of the flowable material from the proximal end to the distal end is unstopped. The valve member is biased in the closed condition and is responsive to a partial vacuum provided by the user through the passageway for placing the valve member in the open condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Mark E. Williamson, Scott R. Ariagno, Alan W. Marttila, Arnold C. Bilstad, Paul M. DiPerna, Michael R. Prisco, David W. Pennington, Atif M. Yardimci, Sidney T. Smith, Mark C. Perry, Marc Bellotti
  • Patent number: 6461325
    Abstract: This invention provides a medical device for delivering volumetric quantities of a first and a second biochemically reactive fluid comprising a first container having an opening, the first container being adapted to contain the first biochemically reactive fluid; a second container having a second fluid opening adjacent the first fluid opening, the second container being adapted to contain the second biochemically reactive fluid; a spray unit for separately atomizing the first and second biochemically reactive fluids into an aerosol with at least one energy source of a liquid energy, a mechanical energy, a vibration energy, and an electric energy; a fluid pressurizer for pressurizing the first and the second biochemically reactive fluids for delivery under pressure through the spray unit onto a surface; and wherein the first and second biochemically reactive fluids first mix on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Yves Delmotte, Arnold Bilstad, David Amrani, James DiOrio, Atif M. Yardimci, David W. Pennington, James S. Slepicka, Cristina Stadler
  • Publication number: 20020082563
    Abstract: An applicator gun for spraying a medically useful multiple component fluid to an area of interest. The handheld applicator gun functionally receives a commercially available or standardized multi-syringe applicator, and dispenses fluid from the multi-syringe applicator in a controllable manner. The handheld applicator gun further includes a return stop and a dispensing stop to limit the force exerted on the multi-syringe applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Applicant: Baxter Healthcare
    Inventors: Robert L. Petersen, James C. Laird, Jorge Delcastillo, Jacquelynn Welter, Atif M. Yardimci
  • Patent number: 6338738
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new and useful device and method for stabilizing cardiac tissue at a surgical site during heart surgery, and specifically useful during beating heart surgery. The device includes a foot for contacting a heart tissue and two arms movably connected together for selective movement to vary and adjust the position of the foot on the heart. The foot and the arm assembly are designed to optimize stability of the foot in contact with heart tissue, and therefore, to optimize stability of the heart during surgical procedure. The device is capable of being mounted on a chest spreader. The foot has a bottom surface which is angled for better stabilization and engagement with the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corp.
    Inventors: Marc Bellotti, Alan W. Marttila, Kenneth J. Steele, Scott R. Ariagno, Atif M. Yardimci, Donald R. Heslington, Charles R. Weyrauch, Lise J. Herriott, Donald A. Smith, Cristina J. Stadler