Patents by Inventor Brett A. Follmer

Brett A. Follmer 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: 10856880
    Abstract: A vaso-occlusive system configured for embolizing an aneurysm, includes an implantable vaso-occlusive device coupled to a distal end of an elongate pusher and having a collapsed delivery configuration and an expanded, deployed configuration, wherein the vaso-occlusive device includes a proximal end configured to seat against the aneurysm adjacent the neck of the aneurysm, a distal end configured to extend in the sac and away from the neck of the aneurysm, and a central longitudinal axis, and wherein the vaso-occlusive device is configured to be releasably coupled to the distal end of the pusher at a releasable joint including either one or both of the configurations in the list consisting of: (1) the distal end of the pusher extends from the releasable joint at an angle formed with the central longitudinal axis of between about 30 degrees and about 120 degrees, and (2) the releasable joint is coupled at a location on the proximal end of the vaso-occlusive device that is radially offset from the central longit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Galaxy Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Aamir Badruddin, Osama O. Zaidat, Brett Follmer, Edgard Luiz Ramos Pereira, Arturo Rosqueta, Thomas J. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20200367894
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating an aneurysm includes an occlusion element configured to be releasably coupled to an elongate delivery shaft and having a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the distal end and the proximal end, the occlusion element configured to be delivered in a collapsed configuration and further configured to expand to an expanded configuration, the occlusion element comprising an inverted mesh tube having an outer layer and an inner layer, the outer layer transitioning to the inner layer at an inversion fold located at or adjacent the distal end of the occlusion element, the inversion fold defining an inner diameter, the occlusion element further comprising a maximum outer diameter, wherein the inner diameter is between about 35% to about 85% of the maximum outer diameter, and wherein an outer diameter of the occlusion element increases along the longitudinal axis to the maximum outer diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: EDGARD LUIZ RAMOS PEREIRA, Osama O. Zaidat, Brett Follmer, Thomas J. Wolfe, Arturo Rosqueta, Aamir Badruddin, Richard Lilly
  • Publication number: 20200367897
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating an aneurysm includes an occlusion element configured to be releasably coupled to an elongate delivery shaft and including an inverted mesh tube having an outer layer and an inner layer, the outer layer transitioning to the inner layer at an inversion fold, the occlusion element configured to be delivered in a collapsed configuration through an inner lumen of a delivery catheter and further configured to expand to an expanded configuration when advanced out of the delivery catheter, wherein in the expanded configuration, at least the outer layer of the inverted mesh tube is formed into an expanded shape including a proximal section having a first transverse dimension, a distal section having a second transverse dimension, and a waist portion having a third transverse dimension, wherein the third transverse dimension is less than the first transverse dimension, and the third transverse dimension is less than the second transverse dimension, and wherein in the expanded configuration, th
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas J. Wolfe, Osama O. Zaidat, Brett Follmer, Edgard Luiz Ramos Pereira, Arturo Rosqueta, Aamir Badruddin
  • Publication number: 20200367896
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating an aneurysm in a blood vessel includes an occlusion element including a first tubular mesh having a first end and a second end coupled together at a proximal end of the occlusion element such that an intermediate portion of the first tubular mesh between the first end and the second end includes a substantially 180 degree turn, the intermediate portion of the first tubular mesh extending distally from the proximal end of the occlusion element, wherein the intermediate portion of the first tubular mesh has a collapsed configuration and is configured to expand to an expanded. In some embodiments, the apparatus further includes a second tubular mesh having a first end and a second end coupled to the proximal end of the occlusion element such that an intermediate portion of the second tubular mesh between the first end and the second end includes a substantially 180 degree turn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Osama O. Zaidat, Aamir Badruddin, Brett Follmer, Edgard Luiz Ramos Pereira, Arturo Rosqueta, Thomas J. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20200367895
    Abstract: A vaso-occlusive system configured for embolizing an aneurysm, includes an implantable vaso-occlusive device coupled to a distal end of an elongate pusher and having a collapsed delivery configuration and an expanded, deployed configuration, wherein the vaso-occlusive device includes a proximal end configured to seat against the aneurysm adjacent the neck of the aneurysm, a distal end configured to extend in the sac and away from the neck of the aneurysm, and a central longitudinal axis, and wherein the vaso-occlusive device is configured to be releasably coupled to the distal end of the pusher at a releasable joint including either one or both of the configurations in the list consisting of: (1) the distal end of the pusher extends from the releasable joint at an angle formed with the central longitudinal axis of between about 30 degrees and about 120 degrees, and (2) the releasable joint is coupled at a location on the proximal end of the vaso-occlusive device that is radially offset from the central longit
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Aamir Badruddin, Osama O. Zaidat, Brett Follmer, Edgard Luiz Ramos Pereira, Arturo Rosqueta, Thomas J. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 10517768
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for wound healing, including the treatment, amelioration, or prevention of scars and/or keloids by applying and/or maintaining a pre-determined strain in an elastic skin treatment device that is then affixed to the skin surface using skin adhesives to transfer a generally planar force from the bandage to the skin surface. Applicators are used to apply and/or maintain the strains, and some of the applicators are further configured to provide at least some mechanical advantage to the user when exerting loads onto the skin treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Zepeda, Jasper Jackson, William R. Beasley, Darren G. Doud, Brett A. Follmer
  • Publication number: 20190142565
    Abstract: A system and method for delivering an embolic device are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system and method may be directed to a combination of a catheter, coupler, and embolic device. The coupler is disposed inside of the catheter. The embolic device is coupled with a retaining mechanism at the proximal end. Until the embolic device is delivered to a certain location within an artery, the embolic device is engaged with the catheter by engaging the coupler with the retaining mechanism. The embolic device is further secured to the delivery catheter by securing the coupler with a securing mechanism formed on the catheter. When the delivery catheter reaches the desired location in the artery, the embolic device is released from the delivery catheter by simply pulling the coupler proximally such that the loop portion of the coupler first becomes disengaged from the locking window and then from the retaining mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Brett A. Follmer, Ryan M. Hoshino, Nicholas deBeer, Andrew Scott Huffmaster, Karl Sterling Halden
  • Publication number: 20180104107
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for treatment to skin, including but not limited to wound healing, the treatment, amelioration, and/or prevention of scars or keloids. A book-like packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device may be used to apply a dressing to a subject. The packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device may apply and/or maintain a strain in an elastic dressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Jasper JACKSON, John A. ZEPEDA, Adam C. FRENCH, Darren G. DOUD, Geoffrey C. GURTNER, Brett A. FOLLMER, William R. BEASLEY, Paul YOCK, Keiichiro ICHIRYU, Manuel A. CARDONA PAMPLONA, Tor C. KROG, Kemal LEVI
  • Publication number: 20180021055
    Abstract: A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen includes providing a device having a cutting element and an opening, the cutting element being movable relative to the opening. The method then includes advancing the device through a patient's vascular system to the blood flow lumen. Finally, the method involves moving the cutting element and the opening relative to the blood flow lumen so that a continuous piece of material is severed by the cutting element and directed into the opening as the cutting element and opening move through the blood flow lumen, the continuous piece of severed material being directed into the device for removal from the patient. The method may include providing a device having a rotatable cutter that, in some embodiments, is not parallel to the longitudinal axis of the device, is movable, has retracted and deployed positions, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: John Simpson, Himanshu Patel, Greg Stine, Brett Follmer, Michael Rosenthal, Mehrdad Farhangnia
  • Patent number: 9844470
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein include skin treatments with a book-like packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device used to apply a dressing to a subject. The packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device is used to apply and/or maintain a strain in an elastic dressing, and has a first support, a second support, and a primary bending region therebetween, the primary bending region comprising a primary bending axis, with the dressing attached to the first and second supports of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasper Jackson, John A. Zepeda, Adam C. French, Darren G. Doud, Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Brett A. Follmer, William R. Beasley, Paul Yock, Keiichiro Ichiryu, Manuel A. Cardona Pamplona, Tor C. Krog, Kemal Levi
  • Patent number: 9788854
    Abstract: A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen includes providing a device having a cutting element and an opening, the cutting element being movable relative to the opening. The method then includes advancing the device through a patient's vascular system to the blood flow lumen. Finally, the method involves moving the cutting element and the opening relative to the blood flow lumen so that a continuous piece of material is severed by the cutting element and directed into the opening as the cutting element and opening move through the blood flow lumen, the continuous piece of severed material being directed into the device for removal from the patient. The method may include providing a device having a rotatable cutter that, in some embodiments, is not parallel to the longitudinal axis of the device, is movable, has retracted and deployed positions, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: John Simpson, Himanshu Patel, Greg Stine, Brett Follmer, Michael Rosenthal, Farhangnia Mehrdad
  • Publication number: 20170189240
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for wound healing, including the treatment, amelioration, or prevention of scars and/or keloids by applying and/or maintaining a pre-determined strain in an elastic skin treatment device that is then affixed to the skin surface using skin adhesives to transfer a generally planar force from the bandage to the skin surface. Applicators are used to apply and/or maintain the strains, and some of the applicators are further configured to provide at least some mechanical advantage to the user when exerting loads onto the skin treatment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: John A. ZEPEDA, Jasper JACKSON, William R. BEASLEY, Darren G. DOUD, Brett A. FOLLMER
  • Patent number: 9649226
    Abstract: The devices, kits and methods described may be used for wound healing, including the treatment, amelioration, or prevention of scars and/or keloids by applying and/or maintaining a pre-determined strain in an elastic skin treatment device that is then affixed to the skin surface using skin adhesives to transfer a generally planar force from the bandage to the skin surface. Applicators are used to apply and/or maintain the strains, and some of the applicators are further configured to provide at least some mechanical advantage to the user when exerting loads onto the skin treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Zepeda, Jasper Jackson, William R. Beasley, Darren G. Doud, Brett A. Follmer
  • Patent number: 9492329
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for wound healing, including the treatment, amelioration, or prevention of scars and/or keloids by applying and/or maintaining a predetermined strain in an elastic skin treatment device that is then affixed to the skin surface using skin adhesives to transfer a generally planar force from the bandage to the skin surface. Applicators are used to apply and/or maintain the strains, and some of the applicators are further configured to provide at least some mechanical advantage to the user when exerting loads onto the skin treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Zepeda, Jasper Jackson, William R. Beasley, Darren G. Doud, Brett A. Follmer
  • Patent number: 9248048
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein include skin treatments with a book-like packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device used to apply a dressing to a subject. The packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device is used to apply and/or maintain a strain in an elastic dressing, and has a first support, a second support, and a primary bending region therebetween, the primary bending region comprising a primary bending axis, with the dressing attached to the first and second supports of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasper Jackson, John A. Zepeda, Adam French, Darren G. Doud, Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Brett A. Follmer, William R. Beasley, Paul G. Yock, Keiichiro Ichiryu, Manuel A. Cardona Pamplona, Tor C. Krog, Kemal Levi
  • Publication number: 20150057690
    Abstract: A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen includes providing a device having a cutting element and an opening, the cutting element being movable relative to the opening. The method then includes advancing the device through a patient's vascular system to the blood flow lumen. Finally, the method involves moving the cutting element and the opening relative to the blood flow lumen so that a continuous piece of material is severed by the cutting element and directed into the opening as the cutting element and opening move through the blood flow lumen, the continuous piece of severed material being directed into the device for removal from the patient. The method may include providing a device having a rotatable cutter that, in some embodiments, is not parallel to the longitudinal axis of the device, is movable, has retracted and deployed positions, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: John Simpson, Himanshu Patel, Greg Stine, Brett Follmer, Michael Rosenthal, Mehrdad Farhangnia
  • Patent number: 8911459
    Abstract: A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen includes providing a device having a cutting element and an opening, the cutting element being movable relative to the opening. The method then includes advancing the device through a patient's vascular system to the blood flow lumen. Finally, the method involves moving the cutting element and the opening relative to the blood flow lumen so that a continuous piece of material is severed by the cutting element and directed into the opening as the cutting element and opening move through the blood flow lumen, the continuous piece of severed material being directed into the device for removal from the patient. The method may include providing a device having a rotatable cutter that, in some embodiments, is not parallel to the longitudinal axis of the device, is movable, has retracted and deployed positions, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: John B. Simpson, Himanshu Patel, Greg Stine, Brett Follmer, Michael H. Rosenthal, Mehrdad Farhangnia
  • Patent number: 8784333
    Abstract: Catheters, kits, and methods are provided for removing material from a body lumen. The catheters and methods may be used in a variety of body lumens, including but not limited to coronary and other arteries. In general, the catheter has a cutting element that cuts material while the material is engaged by a material capture device on the catheter body. Preferably, the material capture device tensions the material during cutting, which reduces the amount of cutting force required. The material capture device typically follows a path that draws material into the catheter body. Preferably, but not necessarily, the material capture device may be arranged on the catheter body to advance along a path outwardly from the catheter body into the material and then inwardly towards the catheter body to tension the material. The cutting element on the catheter body moves between a first position and a second position to cut the material while in tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Tim Corvi, Stephen Boyd, Brett Follmer, John G. Stine, David W. Snow, Darren G. Doud
  • Publication number: 20140135677
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for wound healing, including the treatment, amelioration, or prevention of scars and/or keloids by applying and/or maintaining a pre-determined strain in an elastic skin treatment device that is then affixed to the skin surface using skin adhesives to transfer a generally planar force from the bandage to the skin surface. Applicators are used to apply and/or maintain the strains, and some of the applicators are further configured to provide at least some mechanical advantage to the user when exerting loads onto the skin treatment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: NEODYNE BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: John A. ZEPEDA, Jasper JACKSON, William R. BEASLEY, Darren G. DOUD, Brett A. FOLLMER
  • Publication number: 20140135678
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for wound healing, including the treatment, amelioration, or prevention of scars and/or keloids by applying and/or maintaining a predetermined strain in an elastic skin treatment device that is then affixed to the skin surface using skin adhesives to transfer a generally planar force from the bandage to the skin surface. Applicators are used to apply and/or maintain the strains, and some of the applicators are further configured to provide at least some mechanical advantage to the user when exerting loads onto the skin treatment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: NEODYNE BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: John A. ZEPEDA, Jasper JACKSON, William R. BEASLEY, Darren G. DOUD, Brett A. FOLLMER