Patents by Inventor Brian A. Glynn

Brian A. Glynn 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: 8673000
    Abstract: A stented valve including a generally tubular stent structure that has a longitudinal axis, first and second opposite ends, a plurality of commissure support structures spaced from the first and second ends and extending generally parallel to the longitudinal axis, at least one structural wire positioned between each two adjacent commissure support structures, and at least one wing portion extending from two adjacent commissure support structures and toward one of the first and second ends of the stent structure. The stented valve further includes a valve structure attached within the generally tubular stent structure to the commissure support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Tabor, Carol E. Eberhardt, Timothy G. Laske, Timothy R. Ryan, Joseph C. Morrow, Tammy Y. Tam, Brian A. Glynn, Anne L. Brody Rubin, J. Michael Tuchek
  • Patent number: 8226701
    Abstract: A stent, a system for delivering a stent and a method of assembling a stent on a stent delivery shaft. The stent delivery system comprises a delivery shaft and a stent configured to be positioned about the delivery shaft. The stent includes an extension extending circumferentially from a portion of the stent to a free end, thereby defining a shoulder surface. A belt has a first portion fixed relative to the delivery shaft and a second portion positioned circumferentially about at least a portion of the stent to retain the stent in an at least partially constrained configuration. A release wire is configured to releasably engage at least a portion of the belt to retain the belt. The shoulder surface engages at least a portion of the belt to minimize axial movement of the belt during release of the release wire from engagement with the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Trivascular, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian A. Glynn
  • Publication number: 20120065725
    Abstract: An endoluminal tubular prosthesis for use in an open surgical repair comprises a tubular graft having a longitudinal axis, a first tubular section having a plurality of self-expanding stents and extending along the longitudinal axis and a second stent-less tubular section extending from the first tubular section and along the longitudinal axis. The tubular prosthesis can include a plurality of tubular branching members branching therefrom for treating branched arteries without obstructing them, such as the branches from the aortic arch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian GLYNN
  • Publication number: 20110257720
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of deploying a stent graft having a proximal anchor stent ring includes restraining proximal apexes of the proximal anchor stent ring between a spindle body of a spindle and a control release sleeve of a tapered tip. The control release sleeve is advanced relative to the spindle to release a first proximal apex through an opening in the control release sleeve while the remaining proximal apexes remain restrained by the control release sleeve. The control release sleeve is further advanced relative to the spindle to release the remaining proximal apexes from the control release sleeve. In another example, a stent capture fitting has variable length stent capture fitting arms. As the stent capture fitting is retracted, the proximal apexes of the proximal anchor stent ring are sequentially exposed from and released by the variable length stent capture fitting arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Rea Peterson, Brian Glynn
  • Publication number: 20110224780
    Abstract: A stented valve including a generally tubular stent structure that has a longitudinal axis, first and second opposite ends, a plurality of commissure support structures spaced from the first and second ends and extending generally parallel to the longitudinal axis, at least one structural wire positioned between each two adjacent commissure support structures, and at least one wing portion extending from two adjacent commissure support structures and toward one of the first and second ends of the stent structure. The stented valve further includes a valve structure attached within the generally tubular stent structure to the commissure support structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Charles Tabor, Carol E. Eberhardt, Timothy G. Laske, Timothy R. Ryan, Joseph C. Morrow, Tammy Y. Tam, Brian A. Glynn, Anne L. Brody Rubin, Imichael Tuchek
  • Patent number: 7972378
    Abstract: A stented valve including a stent structure including a generally tubular body portion that has a first end and a second end, wherein an area adjacent the first end has a first stiffness, an area adjacent the second end has a second stiffness, and a central region between the areas at the first and second ends has a third stiffness that is less than the stiffness adjacent the first and second ends, wherein the stent structure can be reconfigured in its central area to match a curved patient anatomical region. The stented valve further includes a valve structure attached within the generally tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Tabor, Carol E. Eberhardt, Timothy G. Laske, Timothy R. Ryan, Joseph C. Morrow, Tammy Y. Tam, Brian A. Glynn, Anne L. Brody Rubin, J. Michael Tuchek
  • Publication number: 20100268315
    Abstract: A method of deploying a stent graft includes radially constraining proximal apexes of a proximal anchor stent ring of the stent-graft in a space between merlons of a castellated sleeve of a tip and a spindle having spindle pins, the proximal apexes extending around the spindle pins. A graft material of the stent-graft is radially constrained in a primary sheath, a proximal end of the graft material being attached to distal apexes of the proximal anchor stent ring. The proximal anchor stent ring further includes struts extending between the proximal apexes and the distal apexes. The primary sheath is retracted to allow the proximal end of the graft material and the distal apexes of the proximal anchor stent ring to pivot out beyond the confines of the sleeve to a large angle as the proximal end radially expands. The struts then extend through embrasures of the castellated sleeve. The tip is advanced to deploy the proximal apexes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Glynn, Mark L. Stiger
  • Publication number: 20100268318
    Abstract: An endoluminal tubular prosthesis for use in an open surgical repair comprises a tubular graft having a longitudinal axis, a first tubular section having a plurality of self-expanding stents and extending along the longitudinal axis and a second stent-less tubular section extending from the first tubular section and along the longitudinal axis. The tubular prosthesis can include a plurality of tubular branching members branching therefrom for treating branched arteries without obstructing them, such as the branches from the aortic arch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Glynn
  • Publication number: 20090287299
    Abstract: A stented valve including a stent structure including a generally tubular body portion that has a first end and a second end, wherein an area adjacent the first end has a first stiffness, an area adjacent the second end has a second stiffness, and a central region between the areas at the first and second ends has a third stiffness that is less than the stiffness adjacent the first and second ends, wherein the stent structure can be reconfigured in its central area to match a curved patient anatomical region. The stented valve further includes a valve structure attached within the generally tubular portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Charles Tabor, Carol E. Eberhardt, Timothy G. Laske, Timothy R. Ryan, Joseph C. Morrow, Tammy Y. Tam, Brian A. Glynn, Anne L. Brody Rubin, J. Michael Tuchek
  • Publication number: 20090276027
    Abstract: A stent graft delivery system and method of use including a delivery system for a stent graft including a nosecone assembly having a nosecone and a nosecone shaft; a spindle assembly defining a spindle assembly lumen through which the nosecone shaft can slide, the spindle assembly having a spindle fitting and a spindle shaft; and a stent capture assembly defining a stent capture assembly lumen through which the spindle shaft can slide, the stent capture assembly having a stent capture fitting and a stent capture shaft. The spindle fitting is slidably mateable with the stent capture fitting to retain an end of the stent graft at a delivery diameter. A stent graft delivery system with an end stent capture configuration providing both a primary and a secondary deployment procedure facilitated by the threaded connection between a bare stent crown spindle fitting and a system nosecone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Medtronic Vasscular, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Glynn
  • Publication number: 20090082842
    Abstract: A stent, a system for delivering a stent and a method of assembling a stent on a stent delivery shaft. The stent delivery system comprises a delivery shaft and a stent configured to be positioned about the delivery shaft. The stent includes an extension extending circumferentially from a portion of the stent to a free end, thereby defining a shoulder surface. A belt has a first portion fixed relative to the delivery shaft and a second portion positioned circumferentially about at least a portion of the stent to retain the stent in an at least partially constrained configuration. A release wire is configured to releasably engage at least a portion of the belt to retain the belt. The shoulder surface engages at least a portion of the belt to minimize axial movement of the belt during release of the release wire from engagement with the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian A. Glynn
  • Publication number: 20090082847
    Abstract: A stent assembly comprising a stent body. At least one barb extends from the stent body and is configured such that a free end thereof is biased to extend radially outward from the stent body. A belt is releasably positioned about the stent body and aligned with the barb to constrain the barb to a position with the free end proximate to the stent body. A method of forming a stent assembly is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isaac J. Zacharias, Maurice Marthaler, Chris L. Staudenmayer, Brian A. Glynn
  • Patent number: 7147661
    Abstract: This invention is a system for the treatment of body passageways; in particular, vessels with vascular disease. The system includes an endovascular graft with a low-profile delivery configuration and a deployed configuration in which it conforms to the morphology of the vessel or body passageway to be treated as well as various connector members and stents. The graft is made from an inflatable graft body section and may be bifurcated. One or more inflatable cuffs may be disposed at either end of the graft body section. At least one inflatable channel is disposed between and in fluid communication with the inflatable cuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Santa Rosa Corp.
    Inventors: Michael V. Chobotov, Brian Glynn, Stuart Kari, Maurice Marthaler, Robert Whirley, Isaac Zacharias
  • Patent number: 7147660
    Abstract: This invention is a system for the treatment of body passageways; in particular, vessels with vascular disease. The system includes an endovascular graft with a low-profile delivery configuration and a deployed configuration in which it conforms to the morphology of the vessel or body passageway to be treated as well as various connector members and stents. The graft is made from an inflatable graft body section and may be bifurcated. One or more inflatable cuffs may be disposed at either end of the graft body section. At least one inflatable channel is disposed between and in fluid communication with the inflatable cuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Santa Rosa Corp.
    Inventors: Michael V. Chobotov, Brian A. Glynn, Stuart E. Kari, John M. Marthaler, Robert G. Whirley, Isaac J. Zacharias, W. Patrick Stephens
  • Publication number: 20060009833
    Abstract: A flexible low profile delivery system for delivery of an expandable intracorporeal device, specifically, an endovascular graft, which has at least one belt circumferentially disposed about the device in a constraining configuration. The belt is released by a release member, such as a release wire, by retracting the wire from looped ends of the belt. Multiple belts can be used and can be released sequentially so as to control the order of release and placement of the endovascular graft. An outer protective sheath may be disposed about the endovascular graft while in a constrained state which must first be retracted or otherwise removed prior to release of the graft from a constrained state. The delivery system can be configured for delivery over a guiding device such as a guidewire. The delivery system can also be configured for delivery of bifurcated intracorporeal devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Applicant: TriVascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Chobotov, Brian Glynn
  • Publication number: 20040138734
    Abstract: A flexible low profile delivery system for delivery of an expandable intracorporeal device, specifically, an endovascular graft, which has at least one belt circumferentially disposed about the device in a constraining configuration. The belt is released by a release member, such as a release wire, by retracting the wire from looped ends of the belt. Multiple belts can be used and can be released sequentially so as to control the order of release and placement of the endovascular graft. An outer protective sheath may be disposed about the endovascular graft while in a constrained state which must first be retracted or otherwise removed prior to release of the graft from a constrained state. The delivery system can be configured for delivery over a guiding device such as a guidewire. The delivery system can also be configured for delivery of bifurcated intracorporeal devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: TriVascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Chobotov, Brian A. Glynn
  • Patent number: 6761733
    Abstract: A flexible low profile delivery system for delivery of an expandable intracorporeal device, specifically, an endovascular graft, which has at least one belt circumferentially disposed about the device in a constraining configuration. The belt is released by a release member, such as a release wire, by retracting the wire from looped ends of the belt. Multiple belts can be used and can be released sequentially so as to control the order of release and placement of the endovascular graft. An outer protective sheath may be disposed about the endovascular graft while in a constrained state which must first be retracted or otherwise removed prior to release of the graft from a constrained state. The delivery system can be configured for delivery over a guiding device such as a guidewire. The delivery system can also be configured for delivery of bifurcated intracorporeal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: TriVascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Chobotov, Brian A. Glynn
  • Patent number: 6733521
    Abstract: A flexible low profile delivery system for delivery of an expandable intracorporeal device, specifically, an endovascular graft, which has at least one belt circumferentially disposed about the device in a constraining configuration. The belt is released by a release member, such as a release wire, by retracting the wire from looped ends of the belt. Multiple belts can be used and can be released sequentially so as to control the order of release and placement of the endovascular graft. An outer protective sheath may be disposed about the endovascular graft while in a constrained state which must first be retracted or otherwise removed prior to release of the graft from a constrained state. The delivery system can be configured for delivery over a guiding device such as a guidewire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: TriVascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Chobotov, Brian A. Glynn
  • Publication number: 20030125797
    Abstract: This invention is a system for the treatment of body passageways; in particular, vessels with vascular disease. The system includes an endovascular graft with a low-profile delivery configuration and a deployed configuration in which it conforms to the morphology of the vessel or body passageway to be treated as well as various connector members and stents. The graft is made from an inflatable graft body section and may be bifurcated. One or more inflatable cuffs may be disposed at either end of the graft body section. At least one inflatable channel is disposed between and in fluid communication with the inflatable cuffs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Applicant: TriVascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Chobotov, Brian A. Glynn, Stuart E. Kari, John M. Marthaler, Robert G. Whirley, Isaac J. Zacharias, W. Patrick Stephens
  • Publication number: 20030120331
    Abstract: This invention is a system for the treatment of body passageways; in particular, vessels with vascular disease. The system includes an endovascular graft with a low-profile delivery configuration and a deployed configuration in which it conforms to the morphology of the vessel or body passageway to be treated as well as various connector members and stents. The graft is made from an inflatable graft body section and may be bifurcated. One or more inflatable cuffs may be disposed at either end of the graft body section. At least one inflatable channel is disposed between and in fluid communication with the inflatable cuffs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Applicant: TriVascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Chobotov, Brian Glynn, Stuart Kari, Maurice Marthaler, Robert Whirley, Isaac Zacharias