Patents by Inventor Brian D. Choules

Brian D. Choules 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: 20190351197
    Abstract: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26) of which the bioactive material layer is deposited thereon. The stent can be positioned around the balloon and another layer of the bioactive material posited over the entire structure and extending beyond the ends of the positioned stent. The ends of the balloon extend beyond the ends of the stent and include the bioactive material thereon for delivering the bioactive material to the cells of a vessel wall coming in contact therewith. The balloon further includes a layer of hydrophilic material (58) positioned between the base and bioactive material layers of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Joseph M. Stewart, IV, William J. Bourdeau, Brian D. Choules, James D. Purdy, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Publication number: 20180064916
    Abstract: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26) of which the bioactive material layer is deposited thereon. The stent can be positioned around the balloon and another layer of the bioactive material posited over the entire structure and extending beyond the ends of the positioned stent. The ends of the balloon extend beyond the ends of the stent and include the bioactive material thereon for delivering the bioactive material to the cells of a vessel wall coming in contact therewith. The balloon further includes a layer of hydrophilic material (58) positioned between the base and bioactive material layers of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Joseph M. Stewart, IV, William J. Bourdeau, Brian D. Choules, James D. Purdy, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Patent number: 9814865
    Abstract: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26) of which the bioactive material layer is deposited thereon. The stent can be positioned around the balloon and another layer of the bioactive material posited over the entire structure and extending beyond the ends of the positioned stent. The ends of the balloon extend beyond the ends of the stent and include the bioactive material thereon for delivering the bioactive material to the cells of a vessel wall coming in contact therewith. The balloon further includes a layer of hydrophilic material (58) positioned between the base and bioactive material layers of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Joseph M. Stewart, IV, William J. Bourdeau, Brian D. Choules, James D. Purdy, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Patent number: 9694162
    Abstract: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26) of which the bioactive material layer is deposited thereon. The stent can be positioned around the balloon and another layer of the bioactive material posited over the entire structure and extending beyond the ends of the positioned stent. The ends of the balloon extend beyond the ends of the stent and include the bioactive material thereon for delivering the bioactive material to the cells of a vessel wall coming in contact therewith. The balloon further includes a layer of hydrophilic material (58) positioned between the base and bioactive material layers of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Joseph M. Stewart, IV, William J. Bourdeau, Brian D. Choules, James D. Purdy, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Publication number: 20170105858
    Abstract: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26) of which the bioactive material layer is deposited thereon. The stent can be positioned around the balloon and another layer of the bioactive material posited over the entire structure and extending beyond the ends of the positioned stent. The ends of the balloon extend beyond the ends of the stent and include the bioactive material thereon for delivering the bioactive material to the cells of a vessel wall coming in contact therewith. The balloon further includes a layer of hydrophilic material (58) positioned between the base and bioactive material layers of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Joseph M. Stewart, IV, William J. Bourdeau, Brian D. Choules, James D. Purdy, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Publication number: 20160271373
    Abstract: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26) of which the bioactive material layer is deposited thereon. The stent can be positioned around the balloon and another layer of the bioactive material posited over the entire structure and extending beyond the ends of the positioned stent. The ends of the balloon extend beyond the ends of the stent and include the bioactive material thereon for delivering the bioactive material to the cells of a vessel wall coming in contact therewith. The balloon further includes a layer of hydrophilic material (58) positioned between the base and bioactive material layers of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Joseph M. Stewart, IV, William J. Bourdeau, Brian D. Choules, James D. Purdy, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Publication number: 20150148888
    Abstract: A stent is provided with braided filaments. First and second filaments are braided with each other and extend spirally around the stent wall in opposite directions. One or more third filaments are braided with the first filaments and extends spirally around the stent wall only in the direction of the second filaments. The third filament is stiffer than the first and second filaments, and there are fewer third filaments than the first and second filaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Keith R. Milner, Sara M. Sherman, JR., Brian D. Choules
  • Publication number: 20150119633
    Abstract: A method of attaching an intravascular device to a vessel wall of a body vessel is disclosed. The attachment system includes an intravascular device and biological attachment material connected to the intravascular device. The biological attachment material is configured to attach the intravascular device to the vessel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth Haselby, Brian D. Choules, Blayne A. Roeder, Richard B. Sisken, David Eric Orr, James D. Purdy, Steven J. Charlebois, David D. Grewe, Neal E. Fearnot, Alan R. Leewood
  • Patent number: 8974522
    Abstract: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26) of which the bioactive material layer is deposited thereon. The stent can be positioned around the balloon and another layer of the bioactive material posited over the entire structure and extending beyond the ends of the positioned stent. The ends of the balloon extend beyond the ends of the stent and include the bioactive material thereon for delivering the bioactive material to the cells of a vessel wall coming in contact therewith. The balloon further includes a layer of hydrophilic material (58) positioned between the base and bioactive material layers of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Joseph M. Stewart, IV, William J. Bourdeau, Brian D. Choules, James D. Purdy, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Publication number: 20140178563
    Abstract: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26) of which the bioactive material layer is deposited thereon. The stent can be positioned around the balloon and another layer of the bioactive material posited over the entire structure and extending beyond the ends of the positioned stent. The ends of the balloon extend beyond the ends of the stent and include the bioactive material thereon for delivering the bioactive material to the cells of a vessel wall coming in contact therewith. The balloon further includes a layer of hydrophilic material (58) positioned between the base and bioactive material layers of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Joseph M. Stewart, IV, William J. Bourdeau, Brian D. Choules, James D. Purdy, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Publication number: 20140005541
    Abstract: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26) of which the bioactive material layer is deposited thereon. The stent can be positioned around the balloon and another layer of the bioactive material posited over the entire structure and extending beyond the ends of the positioned stent. The ends of the balloon extend beyond the ends of the stent and include the bioactive material thereon for delivering the bioactive material to the cells of a vessel wall coming in contact therewith. The balloon further includes a layer of hydrophilic material (58) positioned between the base and bioactive material layers of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Joseph M. Stewart, IV, William J. Bourdeau, Brian D. Choules, James D. Purdy, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Patent number: 8172793
    Abstract: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26) of which the bioactive material layer is deposited thereon. The stent can be positioned around the balloon and another layer of the bioactive material posited over the entire structure and extending beyond the ends of the positioned stent. The ends of the balloon extend beyond the ends of the stent and include the bioactive material thereon for delivering the bioactive material to the cells of a vessel wall coming in contact therewith. The balloon further includes a layer of hydrophilic material (58) positioned between the base and bioactive material layers of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignees: Cook Medical Technologies LLC, MED Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Joseph M. Stewart, IV, William J. Bourdeau, Brian D. Choules, James D. Purdy, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Publication number: 20110264197
    Abstract: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26) of which the bioactive material layer is deposited thereon. The stent can be positioned around the balloon and another layer of the bioactive material posited over the entire structure and extending beyond the ends of the positioned stent. The ends of the balloon extend beyond the ends of the stent and include the bioactive material thereon for delivering the bioactive material to the cells of a vessel wall coming in contact therewith. The balloon further includes a layer of hydrophilic material (58) positioned between the base and bioactive material layers of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Joseph M. Stewart, IV, William J. Bourdeau, Brian D. Choules, James D. Purdy, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Patent number: 8029559
    Abstract: Disclosed is an anchoring element for an implantable prosthesis that includes a barb, wherein the anchoring element, which includes a basal portion, comprises a thin layer of material, such as a cannula or sheet of metal, that extends or wraps at least partially around the strut of the prosthesis to which it is attached. The barb is configured to extend outward from the basal portion to penetrate adjacent tissue. The anchoring element is either permanently affixed to the strut, such as by laser or spot welding, crimping, or some other method of bonding, or allowed to slide longitudinally over the strut between two points or stops in order to relieve any excessive loads placed upon the barb that could cause fracture. The anchoring element and strut may be configured to limit axial rotation of the barb, while still allowing longitudinal movement. In another embodiment, the slidable anchoring element may be manipulated following initial deployment to reorient the barb toward the implantation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Richard B. Sisken, Brian D. Choules, Benjamin Nickless, Charles W. Agnew
  • Publication number: 20110160844
    Abstract: An attachment system for attaching an intravascular device to a vessel wall of a body vessel is disclosed. The attachment system includes an intravascular device and biological attachment material connected to the intravascular device. The biological attachment material is configured to attach the intravascular device to the vessel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: MED Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Haselby, Brian D. Choules, Blayne A. Roeder, Richard B. Sisken, David Eric Orr, James D. Purdy, Steven J. Charlebois, David D. Grewe, Neal E. Fearnot, Alan R. Leewood
  • Publication number: 20110106120
    Abstract: An attachment system for attaching an intravascular device to a vessel wall of a body vessel is disclosed. The attachment system includes a tubular expandable body defining a lumen therethrough. The tubular expandable body is configured to move between an expanded state to contact the body vessel and a collapsed state for delivery or retrieval. The tubular expandable body is configured to contact the vessel wall along the length of the tubular expandable body in the expanded state when deployed in the body vessel. An intravascular device is held to the exterior side of the tubular expandable body and is configured to contact the vessel wall when the tubular expandable body is in the expanded state and the system is deployed within a body vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: MED INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Haselby, Brian D. Choules, Blayne A. Roeder, Richard B. Sisken, David Eric Orr, James D. Purdy, Steven J. Charlebois, David D. Grewe, Neal E. Fearnot, Alan R. Leewood
  • Publication number: 20110106115
    Abstract: An attachment system for attaching an intravascular device to a vessel wall of a body vessel is disclosed. The attachment system has an intravascular device having a first end and a second end. The intravascular device defines a longitudinal axis along a length thereof. Several struts are connected to one or more ends of the intravascular device. Each strut is configured to move along a strut path relative to the longitudinal axis between an expanded state for engaging the vessel wall and a collapsed state for delivery or retrieval. Each strut has a free end configured to engage the vessel wall in the expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: MED INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Haselby, Brian D. Choules, Blayne A. Roeder, Richard B. Sisken, David Eric Orr, James D. Purdy, Steven J. Charlesbois, David D. Grewe, Neal E. Fearnot, Alan R. Leewood
  • Publication number: 20100049309
    Abstract: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26) of which the bioactive material layer is deposited thereon. The stent can be positioned around the balloon and another layer of the bioactive material posited over the entire structure and extending beyond the ends of the positioned stent. The ends of the balloon extend beyond the ends of the stent and include the bioactive material thereon for delivering the bioactive material to the cells of a vessel wall coming in contact therewith. The balloon further includes a layer of hydrophilic material (58) positioned between the base and bioactive material layers of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Joseph M. Stewart, IV, William J. Bourdeau, Brian D. Choules, James D. Purdy, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Publication number: 20100016953
    Abstract: Disclosed is an anchoring element for an implantable prosthesis that includes a barb, wherein the anchoring element, which includes a basal portion, comprises a thin layer of material, such as a cannula or sheet of metal, that extends or wraps at least partially around the strut of the prosthesis to which it is attached. The barb is configured to extend outward from the basal portion to penetrate adjacent tissue. The anchoring element is either permanently affixed to the strut, such as by laser or spot welding, crimping, or some other method of bonding, or allowed to slide longitudinally over the strut between two points or stops in order to relieve any excessive loads placed upon the barb that could cause fracture. The anchoring element and strut may be configured to limit axial rotation of the barb, while still allowing longitudinal movement. In another embodiment, the slidable anchoring element may be manipulated following initial deployment to reorient the barb toward the implantation site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicants: MED Institute, Inc., Cook Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard B. Sisken, Brian D. Choules, Benjamin Nickless, Charles W. Agnew
  • Patent number: 7572289
    Abstract: A medical prosthesis for implantation within the body of a patient comprises a support structure and an anchoring element that comprises a basal portion and at least one barb extending from the basal portion. The anchoring element may be slidably attached to the strut and the strut may include a first stop and a second stop that define a longitudinal zone of movement for the anchoring element. Other devices and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignees: MED Institute, Inc., Cook Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard B. Sisken, Brian D. Choules, Benjamin Nickless, Charles W. Agnew