Patents by Inventor Brian B. Martin

Brian B. Martin 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: 20190374239
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to improved structures for removing obstructions from body lumens. Such devices have applicability in through-out the body, including clearing of blockages within the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Brian B. Martin, Martin S. Dieck
  • Publication number: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190175203
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for stabilizing and grasping tissues such as valve leaflets, assessing the grasp of these tissues, approximating and fixating the tissues, and assessing the fixation of the tissues to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Troy L. Thornton, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Jaime E. Sarabia, John P. Madden, Ferolyn T. Powell, Brian B. Martin, Sylvia Erickson, Jan Komtebedde, Yen C. Liao
  • Publication number: 20190015121
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to jointless construction of complex structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventor: Brian B. Martin
  • Publication number: 20180368865
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to improved structures for removing obstructions from body lumens. Such devices have applicability in through-out the body, including clearing of blockages within the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Brian B. Martin, Martin S. Dieck
  • Publication number: 20180228504
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to clearing of blockages within body lumens, such as the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Brian B. Martin, Martin S. Dieck
  • Publication number: 20180206865
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to improved structures for removing obstructions from body lumens. Such devices have applicability in through-out the ho including clearing of blockages within the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Brian B. Martin, Julio Aguilar
  • Patent number: 9931128
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to clearing of blockages within body lumens, such as the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Brian B. Martin, Martin S. Dieck
  • Patent number: 9924958
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to improved structures for removing obstructions from body lumens. Such devices have applicability in through-out the body, including clearing of blockages within the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Brian B. Martin, Julio Aguilar
  • Publication number: 20170325830
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to improved structures for removing obstructions from body lumens. Such devices have applicability in through-out the body, including clearing of blockages within the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Brian B. Martin, Martin S. Dieck
  • Patent number: 9717514
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to improved structures for removing obstructions from body lumens. Such devices have applicability in through-out the body, including clearing of blockages within the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Brian B. Martin, Martin S. Dieck
  • Patent number: 9358094
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to improved structures for removing obstructions from body lumens. Such devices have applicability in through-out the body, including clearing of blockages within the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Lazarus Effect, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian B. Martin, Martin S. Dieck
  • Patent number: 9271748
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to jointless construction of complex structures. Such devices have applicability in through-out the body, including clearing of blockages within body lumens, such as the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Lazarus Effect, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian B. Martin
  • Patent number: 9271747
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to jointless construction of complex structures. Such devices have applicability in through-out the body, including clearing of blockages within body lumens, such as the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Lazarus Effect, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian B. Martin
  • Patent number: 9254371
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to improved structures for removing obstructions from body lumens. Such devices have applicability in through-out the body, including clearing of blockages within the vasculature, by recanalizing or removing the obstruction within the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Lazarus Effect, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian B. Martin, David I. Levy
  • Publication number: 20150223793
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and devices for grasping, and optional repositioning and fixation of the valve leaflets to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation. Such grasping will typically be atraumatic providing a number of benefits. For example, atraumatic grasping may allow repositioning of the devices relative to the leaflets and repositioning of the leaflets themselves without damage to the leaflets. However, in some cases it may be necessary or desired to include grasping which pierces or otherwise permanently affects the leaflets. In some of these cases, the grasping step includes fixation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: ABBOTT VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. GOLDFARB, Kent D. DELL, Sylvia Erickson, Brian B. MARTIN, Ferolyn T. POWELL, Alfred H. RASCHDORF, JR., Troy L. THORNTON
  • Patent number: 9044246
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and devices for grasping, and optional repositioning and fixation of the valve leaflets to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation. Such grasping will typically be atraumatic providing a number of benefits. For example, atraumatic grasping may allow repositioning of the devices relative to the leaflets and repositioning of the leaflets themselves without damage to the leaflets. However, in some cases it may be necessary or desired to include grasping which pierces or otherwise permanently affects the leaflets. In some of these cases, the grasping step includes fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Vascular Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Kent D. Dell, Sylvia Wen-Chin Fan, Brian B. Martin, Ferolyn T. Powell, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Troy L. Thornton
  • Publication number: 20150018929
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to improved structures for removing obstructions from body lumens. Such devices have applicability in through-out the body, including clearing of blockages within the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Lazarus Effect, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian B. MARTIN, Martin S. DIECK
  • Patent number: 8932319
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to improved structures for removing obstructions from body lumens. Such devices have applicability in through-out the body, including clearing of blockages within the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Lazarus Effect, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian B. Martin, Martin S. Dieck
  • Patent number: 8801748
    Abstract: The devices and methods described herein relate to improved structures for removing obstructions from body lumens and can include a main bundle comprising a group of wires having a first end and a second end; a capturing portion formed by the group of wires, where the group of wires forming the capturing surface comprise a crossing mesh pattern having a plurality of interference points in the crossing mesh pattern, where the plurality of interference points selectively interfere to limit radial expansion of the capturing surface upon axial compression of the capturing surface. Such devices have applicability in through-out the body, including clearing of blockages within the vasculature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Lazarus Effect, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian B. Martin