Patents by Inventor Brian Joseph Mason

Brian Joseph Mason 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: 20190099188
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices with a combination of fixation and tension straps and methods of using the same are described herein. The tissue compression devices include a combination of fixation and tension straps that are used together to fix or attach the tissue compression device over selected tissue at a selected location on a patient and to apply pressure to the selected tissue. In one or more embodiments, the fixation straps are sued to fix or attach the tissue compression device and the tension straps are used to provide tension that is converted to pressure on the selected tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hoff, Sanaz Saatchi, Brian Joseph Mason, John W Lai, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Yusuke Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20180344324
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having pressure indicators and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices provide feedback to a user with respect to the pressure being applied to selected tissue at a selected location such as a radial artery to assist the user in applying the desired amount of pressure to the tissue (such as the pressure needed to achieve hemostasis at an access site). The pressure indication may be provided by a ring indicator that moves between two configurations (e.g., a concave configuration and a convex configuration), a bellow chamber in a housing, a bladder located below a bladder window, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Joseph Berglund, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Justin Williams
  • Patent number: 10092297
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices with a combination of fixation and tension straps and methods of using the same are described herein. The tissue compression devices include a combination of fixation and tension straps that are used together to fix or attach the tissue compression device over selected tissue at a selected location on a patient and to apply pressure to the selected tissue. In one or more embodiments, the fixation straps are used to fix or attach the tissue compression device and the tension straps are used to provide tension that is converted to pressure on the selected tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hoff, Sanaz Saatchi, Brian Joseph Mason, John Lai, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Yusuke Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10034671
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having pressure indicators and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices provide feedback to a user with respect to the pressure being applied to selected tissue at a selected location such as a radial artery to assist the user in applying the desired amount of pressure to the tissue (such as the pressure needed to achieve hemostasis at an access site). The pressure indication may be provided by a ring indicator that moves between two configurations (e.g., a concave configuration and a convex configuration), a bellow chamber in a housing, a bladder located below a bladder window, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Joseph Berglund, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Justin Williams
  • Patent number: 9955978
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices including a multi-chamber bladder that is retained within the tissue compression device, with the multi-chamber bladder being positioned in a bladder orifice in a base of a compression device body. The multi-chamber bladder includes at least one upper chamber located above the base and at least one lower chamber located below the base. The lower chamber is located between the base and a selected location on a patient when the compression device is positioned over selected tissue such as, e.g., a radial artery, as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Conor Flannery, Joseph Berglund, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Sanaz Saatchi
  • Publication number: 20180008284
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having a tension limiting strap retainer and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices described herein may include a strap retainer that is attached to a base by an elastic member that is configured to draw the strap retainer towards the base. The tissue compression devices described herein may also include a tension indicator that extends between the base of the tissue compression device and strap retainer. The tension indicator may be configured to limit the travel distance of the strap retainer away from the base in response to forces acting on the strap retainer. The tension indicator may also provide visual feedback to a user of the tension force in a strap to attach the tissue compression device to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, John Lai, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron
  • Patent number: 9795391
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having a tension limiting strap retainer and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices described herein may include a strap retainer that is attached to a base by an elastic member that is configured to draw the strap retainer towards the base. The tissue compression devices described herein may also include a tension indicator that extends between the base of the tissue compression device and strap retainer. The tension indicator may be configured to limit the travel distance of the strap retainer away from the base in response to forces acting on the strap retainer. The tension indicator may also provide visual feedback to a user of the tension force in a strap to attach the tissue compression device to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, John Lai, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron
  • Publication number: 20160354091
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having pressure indicators and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices provide feedback to a user with respect to the pressure being applied to selected tissue at a selected location such as a radial artery to assist the user in applying the desired amount of pressure to the tissue (such as the pressure needed to achieve hemostasis at an access site). The pressure indication may be provided by a ring indicator that moves between two configurations (e.g., a concave configuration and a convex configuration), a bellow chamber in a housing, a bladder located below a bladder window, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Joseph Berglund, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Justin Williams
  • Patent number: 9439827
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having pressure indicators and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices provide feedback to a user with respect to the pressure being applied to selected tissue at a selected location such as a radial artery to assist the user in applying the desired amount of pressure to the tissue (such as the pressure needed to achieve hemostasis at an access site). The pressure indication may be provided by a ring indicator that moves between two configurations (e.g., a concave configuration and a convex configuration), a bellow chamber in a housing, a bladder located below a bladder window, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Joseph Berglund, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Justin Williams
  • Publication number: 20150305751
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices with deflecting pressure elements and methods of using the same are described herein. The tissue compression devices include a pressure element and a retention structure attached to the pressure element. The retention structure may be configured to retain the intermediate portion of the pressure element over selected tissue in a selected location on a patient (such as, e.g., over a radial artery access site). Movement of first and second end portions of the pressure element towards each other along an actuation axis causes the intermediate portion of the pressure element to deflect away from the actuation axis towards the selected tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hoff, Gary Kelly, Sanaz Saatchi, Brian Joseph Mason, John W. Lai, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Yusuke Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20150305958
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices with a combination of fixation and tension straps and methods of using the same are described herein. The tissue compression devices include a combination of fixation and tension straps that are used together to fix or attach the tissue compression device over selected tissue at a selected location on a patient and to apply pressure to the selected tissue. In one or more embodiments, the fixation straps are sued to fix or attach the tissue compression device and the tension straps are used to provide tension that is converted to pressure on the selected tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hoff, Sanaz Saatchi, Brian Joseph Mason, John Lai, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Yusuke Miyashita
  • Patent number: 9044553
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical delivery apparatus with an automatic syringe retraction following a manually controlled injection. The apparatus includes a housing (28), a syringe carriage (90), a medication-filled syringe (70) held within the carriage, the syringe needle tip being disposed within the housing in a first position and projecting from the housing beyond the housing proximal end for insertion into an injection site in a second position, a manually shiftable plunger (130), means on the carriage and the housing and the plunger for causing the carriage to advance from the first position to the second position and for injecting medicine from the syringe when the plunger is manually plunged proximally toward the housing, and means on the carriage and the plunger for causing the carriage to retract from the second position to a position at which the needle tip is disposed within the housing when the plunger shifts distally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Adrian Benton James, Brian Joseph Mason, Christine Wei Hsien McElhaney
  • Publication number: 20150119926
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having pressure indicators and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices provide feedback to a user with respect to the pressure being applied to selected tissue at a selected location such as a radial artery to assist the user in applying the desired amount of pressure to the tissue (such as the pressure needed to achieve hemostasis at an access site). The pressure indication may be provided by a ring indicator that moves between two configurations (e.g., a concave configuration and a convex configuration), a bellow chamber in a housing, a bladder located below a bladder window, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Joseph Berglund, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Justin Williams
  • Publication number: 20150119925
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having a tension limiting strap retainer and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices described herein may include a strap retainer that is attached to a base by an elastic member that is configured to draw the strap retainer towards the base. The tissue compression devices described herein may also include a tension indicator that extends between the base of the tissue compression device and strap retainer. The tension indicator may be configured to limit the travel distance of the strap retainer away from the base in response to forces acting on the strap retainer. The tension indicator may also provide visual feedback to a user of the tension force in a strap to attach the tissue compression device to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, John Lai, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron
  • Publication number: 20150119773
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices including a multi-chamber bladder that is retained within the tissue compression device, with the multi-chamber bladder being positioned in a bladder orifice in a base of a compression device body. The multi-chamber bladder includes at least one upper chamber located above the base and at least one lower chamber located below the base. The lower chamber is located between the base and a selected location on a patient when the compression device is positioned over selected tissue such as, e.g., a radial artery, as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Conor Flannery, Joseph Berglund, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Sanaz Saatchi
  • Patent number: 8409138
    Abstract: A delay mechanism for staging the operation of an automatic injection apparatus (20) to ensure medication contents are properly delivered prior to the needled syringe (32) of the apparatus being retracted. In one form, the delay mechanism includes a shuttle (50), a follower (110), a locking member, a damping compound, and a driver and a driver biasing element (44). The shuttle is for a needled syringe of the apparatus and includes a first latching element. The follower includes a second latching element and a cammable surface, which second latching element is for cooperating with the first latching element to limit motion of the shuttle relative to the follower in a second direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Adrian Benton James, Robert Ian Lister, Paul Joseph Silberschatz, Brian Joseph Mason
  • Publication number: 20120022466
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical delivery apparatus with an automatic syringe retraction following a manually controlled injection. The apparatus includes a housing (28), a syringe carriage (90), a medication-filled syringe (70) held within the carriage, the syringe needle tip being disposed within the housing in a first position and projecting from the housing beyond the housing proximal end for insertion into an injection site in a second position, a manually shiftable plunger (130), means on the carriage and the housing and the plunger for causing the carriage to advance from the first position to the second position and for injecting medicine from the syringe when the plunger is manually plunged proximally toward the housing, and means on the carriage and the plunger for causing the carriage to retract from the second position to a position at which the needle tip is disposed within the housing when the plunger shifts distally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Adrian Benton James, Brian Joseph Mason, Christine Wei Hsien McElhaney
  • Patent number: D655291
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Scheper, Thomas Overthun, Ricardo Filipe Figueiroa Monteiro, Aaron Henningsgaard, Lukas Martin Scherrer, Brian Joseph Mason
  • Patent number: D733305
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Brian Joseph Mason, John W. Lai
  • Patent number: D751195
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Lai, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita