Patents by Inventor Brian J Fill

Brian J Fill 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: 20180125620
    Abstract: A method of treating a tubular medical device with a biomolecule comprises the steps of: a) providing a polyolefin tubular substrate forming a tubular medical device; b) cleaning the tubular polyolefin substrate; c) exposing the tubular polyolefin substrate to a reactive gas containing at least one of acrylic acid and siloxane and to plasma energy to yield a plasma-deposited coating on at least one surface of the tubular polyolefin substrate; and d) attaching a biomolecule to the polyolefin substrate following formation of the plasma-deposited coating on at least one surface of the tubular polyolefin substrate, and wherein the biomolecule is at least one of an antibacterial agent, antimicrobial agent, anticoagulant, heparin, antithrombotic agent, platelet agent, anti-inflammatory, enzyme, catalyst, hormone, growth factor, drug, vitamin, antibody, antigen, protein, nucleic acid, dye, a DNA segment, an RNA segment, protein, and peptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Ali Hussain, Linda Cahalan, Greg Johnson, Mark Gartner, Patrick Cahalan, Brian J. Fill, Jeffrey W. Speakman
  • Patent number: 9693841
    Abstract: A variety of medical devices including staples sutures and dental floss with surface treatment on at least one tissue-facing surface to improve biologic function such as to control tissue adhesion are disclosed including heparin surface treatment which provides heparin present in an amount to yield heparin bioactivity of at least one of i) an ATIII binding of at least 2 pmol/cm2, and ii) a thrombin deactivation of at least 0.2 IU/cm2; an acrylic surface treatment for coupling thereto of a heparin surface treatment, a collagen surface treatment or both; and an amino-functional polysiloxane surface treatment for coupling thereto of a heparin surface treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ENSION, INC.
    Inventors: Ali Hussain, Linda Cahalan, Greg Johnson, Mark Gartner, Patrick Cahalan, Brian J Fill, Jeffrey W. Speakman
  • Patent number: 9211369
    Abstract: An integrated blood pump oxygenator comprises an impeller housing supporting an impeller with an annular hydrogel impeller packing material adjacent the bearings and around the shaft of the impeller. The oxygenator including a rollover outlet in the form of an annular chamber extending around a center pump housing member; and further including an annular chamber within an annular array of hollow fiber membranes in fluid communication with the annular chamber extending from the impeller around the center pump housing; wherein the annular chamber provides substantially perpendicular radial outward cross flow across the membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Ension, Inc
    Inventors: Mark J Gartner, Brian J Fill, Patrick Cahalan, Linda Cahalan, Jeffrey W. Speakman
  • Publication number: 20140288592
    Abstract: A variety of medical devices including staples sutures and dental floss with surface treatment on at least one tissue-facing surface to improve biologic function such as to control tissue adhesion are disclosed including heparin surface treatment which provides heparin present in an amount to yield heparin bioactivity of at least one of i) an ATIII binding of at least 2 pmol/cm2, and ii) a thrombin deactivation of at least 0.2 IU/cm2; an acrylic surface treatment for coupling thereto of a heparin surface treatment, a collagen surface treatment or both; and an amino-functional polysiloxane surface treatment for coupling thereto of a heparin surface treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: ENSION, INC.
    Inventors: Ali HUSSAIN, Linda Cahalan, Greg Johnson, Mark Gartner, Patrick Cahalan, Brian J. Fill, Jeffrey W. Speakman
  • Publication number: 20130343954
    Abstract: An integrated blood pump oxygenator comprises an an impeller housing supporting an impeller; with an annular hydrogel impeller packing material adjacent the bearings and around the shaft of the impeller. The oxygenator including a rollover outlet in the form of an annular chamber extending around a center pump housing member; and further including an annular chamber within an annular array of hollow fiber membranes in fluid communication with the annular chamber extending from the impeller around the center pump housing; wherein the annular chamber provides substantially perpendicular radial outward cross flow across the membranes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Mark J. Gartner, Brian J. Fill, Patrick Cahalan, Linda Cahalan
  • Publication number: 20130110137
    Abstract: A variety of polymeric synthetic hernia mesh prosthesis with surface treatment on at least one tissue-facing surface to control tissue adhesion are disclosed including heparin surface treatment which provides heparin present in an amount to yield heparin bioactivity of at least one of i) an ATIII binding of at least 2 pmol/cm2, and ii) a thrombin deactivation of at least 0.2 IU/cm2; an acrylic surface treatment for coupling thereto of a heparin surface treatment, a collagen surface treatment or both; and an amino-functional polysiloxane surface treatment for coupling thereto of a heparin surface treatment. The synthetic hernia mesh may be formed of monofilament or multifilament polypropylene or polyester, and may be formed as a multi-layer prosthesis with an outer layer formed of a polymeric synthetic hernia mesh with surface treatment to control tissue adhesion coupled to one or more polymeric synthetic hernia meshes without such surface treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Ension, Inc.
    Inventors: Enrico Nicolo, Linda Cahalan, Greg Johnson, Mark Gartner, Patrick Cahalan, Brian J Fill, Ali HUSSAIN, Jeffrey W. Speakman
  • Publication number: 20120239081
    Abstract: The integrated medical apparatus includes an operator handle end and a multi-prong grasping member positioned within and movable relative to a grasper lumen that extends from the handle end, wherein the grasping prongs are moved between an open and closed position by relative axial movement between the prongs of the grasping member and the grasper lumen. The medical apparatus includes a contractible snare and a plurality of axially moveable snare pushing arms. At least two of the snare pushing arms include a snare holding and release mechanism, wherein the snare pushing arms are configured to advance the snare in an open, encircling position to a final deployed position where the snare can be released through the activation of the holding and release mechanism of the pushing arms, and finally tightened in a conventional fashion, such as pulling on an end of the snare at the handle end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Ension, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Gartner, Brian J. Fill
  • Patent number: 8157818
    Abstract: The integrated medical apparatus includes an operator handle end and a multi-prong grasping member positioned within and movable relative to a grasper lumen that extends from the handle end, wherein the grasping prongs are moved between an open and closed position by relative axial movement between the prongs of the grasping member and the grasper lumen. The medical apparatus includes a contractible snare and a plurality of axially moveable snare pushing arms. At least two of the snare pushing arms include a snare holding and release mechanism, wherein the snare pushing arms are configured to advance the snare in an open, encircling position to a final deployed position where the snare can be released through the activation of the holding and release mechanism of the pushing arms, and finally tightened in a conventional fashion, such as pulling on an end of the snare at the handle end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Ension, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J Gartner, Brian J Fill
  • Publication number: 20090306685
    Abstract: A noninvasive trans-catheter method and apparatus for remote suture placement can be used in a variety of inner cardiac applications. For example, a method of non-invasive transcatheter atrial septal defect repair comprises the steps of: advancing a positioning member along a catheter into the Atrial Septal Defect, wherein at least one suture deploying lumen is coupled to the positioning member with a piercing member within the suture deploying lumen; deploying the positioning member within the Atrial Septal Defect to align each suture deploying lumen with tissue adjacent the Atrial Septal Defect; and piercing the tissue adjacent the Atrial Septal Defect with the piercing member to secure a suture line through the tissue. A repair patch may be advanced along suture lines to repair the defect and secured into place with the suture lines. The apparatus is also applicable for left atrial appendage closure, mitral valve repair and pacemaker electrode placement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: Ension, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Fill