Patents by Inventor Brian L. Bates

Brian L. Bates 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
  • Patent number: 10441256
    Abstract: Among other things, there are disclosed apparatuses and methods for medically sealing an opening in a vessel or wall. For example, in medical applications, a delivery tube is provided for insertion through a sheath into a vessel (e.g. a blood vessel). A dome-shaped seal fixed to a filament, an absorbent and/or compressible buffer, and a locking member are provided in the delivery tube. The delivery tube is configured so that it can be inserted into the vessel through a sheath. Tension is maintained on the filament to hold the seal against the tube or sheath. The sheath is pulled out, which pulls out the tube at the same time, leaving the seal over the opening in the vessel wall. The locking member compresses the buffer against the outside of the vessel and with the filament holds the seal in place against the inside of a vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: Cook Medical Technologies LLC, Cook Biotech Incorporated
    Inventors: Ram H. Paul, Jr., Cleon Stanley, Brian L. Bates, F. Joseph Obermiller, Thomas A. Osborne, Sean D. Chambers
  • 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: 9724082
    Abstract: Among other things, methods and apparatus for inserting devices for closing tissue openings are disclosed. Examples may include a handle, sheath and/or sleeve for insertion into a patient and through or adjacent a tissue defect, fistula, or other tissue opening to be closed. Winding mechanisms for operation in or with such inserting devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cleon Stanley, Tyler J. Bunch, Jonathan Lee Bennett, Ram H. Paul, Jr., Brian L. Bates
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9468488
    Abstract: The present invention provides a medical device for manipulation of tissue of a patient. The medical device comprises a shaft having a proximal section extending to a distal section that has a closed distal end portion. The shaft has a plurality of lumens formed therein including a first lumen and a second lumen. The first lumen is for distally advancing a first reactant through the proximal section. The second lumen is for distally advancing a second reactant through the proximal section. Positioned longitudinally within the shaft and distally from the first and second lumens is a mixing element. The mixing element is in fluid communication with the first and second lumens. The mixing element has a series of baffles for mixing the first and second reactants together producing a reaction product to heat the closed distal end portion of the shaft for manipulation of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Jeffry S. Melsheimer
  • Publication number: 20160287230
    Abstract: A tool for closing an opening in tissue may include a catheter, a clasp applicator positioned substantially at the distal end of the catheter; and at least one clasp held by the clasp applicator, where the clasp may include a plurality of tines and be plastically splayable by the clasp applicator. A patent foramen ovale in heart tissue may by closed by, for example, advancing that exemplary clasp applicator through the patient's vasculature to a location in proximity to the patent foramen ovale, anchoring the clasp applicator with respect to the patent foramen ovale, splaying the clasp, advancing the splayed clasp into contact with tissue; closing the clasp, and removing the clasp applicator from the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Bernard A. Hausen, Brian L. Bates, Zachary Warder-Gabaldon, Bryan D. Knodel, Luke W. Clauson
  • Patent number: 9456815
    Abstract: An implantable graft, which may be inserted into a fistula tract to occlude the primary opening of the fistula, is provided. To prevent unintentional displacement of the graft or extrusion of the graft from the fistula of a patient, the graft may be provided with a cap that extends laterally from at least one end of the body of the graft, where the cap may be integral with the body of the graft, attachable to at least one end of the body of the graft, and/or moveable along the body of the graft. The graft may also have a tail that extends from one end of the body of the graft to assist in placement of the graft in a fistula tract. The graft may be an integral unit made of a single material, such as a heterograft material, or may include distinct components made of the same or different materials. Methods for closing a fistula tract are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignees: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, COOK BIOTECH INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David N. Armstrong, Brian L. Bates, Mark W. Bleyer, F. Joseph Obermiller, Umesh H. Patel
  • 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: 20160262737
    Abstract: Among other things, there are disclosed apparatuses and methods for medically sealing an opening in a vessel or wall. For example, in medical applications, a delivery tube is provided for insertion through a sheath into a vessel (e.g. a blood vessel). A dome-shaped seal fixed to a filament, an absorbent and/or compressible buffer, and a locking member are provided in the delivery tube. The delivery tube is configured so that it can be inserted into the vessel through a sheath. Tension is maintained on the filament to hold the seal against the tube or sheath. The sheath is pulled out, which pulls out the tube at the same time, leaving the seal over the opening in the vessel wall. The locking member compresses the buffer against the outside of the vessel and with the filament holds the seal in place against the inside of a vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Ram H. Paul, JR., Cleon Stanley, Brian L. Bates, F. Joseph Obermiller, Thomas A. Osborne, Sean D. Chambers
  • Patent number: 9398902
    Abstract: A device and system for closure of an opening formed in a body vessel includes a bioabsorbable grasping member and locking member. The grasping member includes grasping lingers that are radially collapsible to the closed positions by movement of the locking member over the fingers. A distal portion of the fingers is configured to grasp an outer wall portion of the body vessel surrounding the opening when the fingers are in the open position. Movement of the locking member can cause the fingers to at least substantially close the vessel opening. Structural features on the fingers and/or locking member can inhibit proximal or distal movement of the locking member when in a locking position. A detachable arm can be coupled to the grasping member to facilitate placement of the grasping member. A sheath can fit over the detachable arm and be configured to move the locking member over the fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Ram H. Paul, Jr., Brian L. Bates, Cleon Stanley
  • Patent number: 9277904
    Abstract: Among other things, there are disclosed apparatuses and methods for medically sealing an opening in a vessel or wall. For example, in medical applications, a delivery tube is provided for insertion through a sheath into a vessel (e.g. a blood vessel). A dome-shaped seal fixed to a filament, an absorbent and/or compressible buffer, and a locking member are provided in the delivery tube. The delivery tube is configured so that it can be inserted into the vessel through a sheath. Tension is maintained on the filament to hold the seal against the tube or sheath. The sheath is pulled out, which pulls out the tube at the same time, leaving the seal over the opening in the vessel wall. The locking member compresses the buffer against the outside of the vessel and with the filament holds the seal in place against the inside of a vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignees: Cook Medical Technologies LLC, Cook Biotech Incorporated
    Inventors: Ram H. Paul, Jr., Cleon Stanley, Brian L. Bates, F. Joseph Obermiller, Thomas A. Osborne, Sean Chambers
  • Patent number: 9192362
    Abstract: A device for closure of an opening formed in a body vessel includes a grasping member and a sheath movable thereover. The grasping member comprises a tubular body having a plurality of grasping fingers extending from a distal end of the tubular body. The fingers radially extend from the tubular body at a first angle, and are collapsible therefrom to a second angle. The fingers have a distal tip configured for grasping an outer wall of the body vessel surrounding the vessel opening when the fingers are at the first angle. The sheath is slidable over the tubular body and at least a portion of the grasping fingers for collapsing the fingers from the first angle to the second angle, thereby causing the collapsed fingers to at least substantially close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Ram H. Paul, Jr., Brian L. Bates, Bradley L. Trembacki
  • Publication number: 20150150696
    Abstract: Bioactive-coated medical devices are provided, including coated vascular stents. The medical device coating can include a coating layer posited over at least a portion of the medical device surface, and can include a butyl methacrylate polymer or an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer in combination with a bioactive material that can function as both an immunosuppressive agent and an antiproliferative agent. Optionally, multilayer coatings can further include an adhesion promoting layer comprising parylene positioned between the coating layer and the medical device surface, a porous layer comprising butyl methacrylate positioned over at least a portion of the coating layer, or both. The coating layer preferably comprises between about 0.5 and 2.0 ?g/mm2 of the bioactive material on the outer surface of the medical device. The bioactive material can be absorbed into the coating layer, which can have a thickness of between about 0.5 ?m to about 5 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Neal E. Fearnot, Thomas G. Kozma, William D. Voorhees, III
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8945206
    Abstract: A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one coating layer 16 posited on one surface of the structure; and at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posited on at least a portion of the coating layer 16, wherein the coating layer 16 provides for the controlled release of the bioactive material from the coating layer. In addition, at least one porous layer 20 can be posited over the bioactive material layer 18, wherein the porous layer includes a polymer and provides for the controlled release of the bioactive material therethrough. Preferably, the structure 12 is a coronary stent. The porous layer 20 includes a polymer applied preferably by vapor or plasma deposition and provides for a controlled release of the bioactive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Neal E. Fearnot, Thomas G. Kozma, William D. Voorhees, III
  • Publication number: 20140364902
    Abstract: An implantable graft, which may be inserted into a fistula tract to occlude the primary opening of the fistula, is provided. To prevent unintentional displacement of the graft or extrusion of the graft from the fistula of a patient, the graft may be provided with a cap that extends laterally from at least one end of the body of the graft, where the cap may be integral with the body of the graft, attachable to at least one end of the body of the graft, and/or moveable along the body of the graft. The graft may also have a tail that extends from one end of the body of the graft to assist in placement of the graft in a fistula tract. The graft may be an integral unit made of a single material, such as a heterograft material, or may include distinct components made of the same or different materials. Methods for closing a fistula tract are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: David N. Armstrong, Brian L. Bates, Mark W. Bleyer, F. Joseph Obermiller, Umesh H. Patel
  • Patent number: 8840917
    Abstract: An implantable graft, which may be inserted into a fistula tract to occlude the primary opening of the fistula, is provided. To prevent unintentional displacement of the graft or extrusion of the graft from the fistula of a patient, the graft may be provided with a cap that extends laterally from at least one end of the body of the graft, where the cap may be integral with the body of the graft, attachable to at least one end of the body of the graft, and/or moveable along the body of the graft. The graft may also have a tail that extends from one end of the body of the graft to assist in placement of the graft in a fistula tract. The graft may be an integral unit made of a single material, such as a heterograft material, or may include distinct components made of the same or different materials. Methods for closing a fistula tract are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignees: Cook Medical Technologies LLC, Cook Biotech Incorporated
    Inventors: David N. Armstrong, Brian L. Bates, Mark W. Bleyer, F. Joseph Obermiller, Umesh H. Patel