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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140277116
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Cleon Stanley, Tyler J. Bunch, Jonathan Lee Bennett, Ram H. Paul, JR., Brian L. Bates
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8758428
    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: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Neal E. Fearnot, William D. Voorhees, III, Thomas G. Kozma
  • Patent number: 8673387
    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: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, William J. Bourdeau, 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: 8613763
    Abstract: A multiple-sided medical device comprises a frame comprising wire or other resilient material and having a series of bends and interconnecting sides. The device has both a flat configuration and a second, folded configuration which a generally serpentine shape. The device is pushed from a delivery catheter into the lumen of a duct or vessel and may include one or more barbs for anchoring purposes. A full or partial covering of fabric or other flexible material such as DACRON, PTFE, or a collagen-based material such as small intestinal submucosa (SIS), may be sutured or attached to the frame to form an occlusion device, a stent graft, or an implantable, intraluminal valve such as for correcting incompetent veins in the lower legs and feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignees: Cook Medical Technologies LLC, Cook Biotech Incorporated, Oregon Health Science University
    Inventors: Dusan Pavcnik, Frederick S. Keller, Josef Rosch, Thomas A. Osborne, Brian L. Bates, John A. DeFord, Christopher G. Dixon, Andrew K. Hoffa, Raymond B. Leonard, II, Joseph F. Obermiller
  • Publication number: 20130304119
    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: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: David N. Armstrong, Brian L. Bates, Mark W. Bleyer, F. Joseph Obermiller, Umesh H. Patel
  • Patent number: 8556962
    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: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Neal E. Fearnot, Thomas G. Kozma, William D. Voorhees, III
  • Patent number: 8518104
    Abstract: Described are methods, devices, and systems for occluding or ablating vascular vessels. Noninvasive procedures can be used to occlude and obliterate the greater saphenous vein, for example in the treatment of varicose vein condition caused by venous valve insufficiency. Further described is the cooperative use of an angiogenic remodelable material with one or more sclerosing agents to cause closure of a targeted bodily vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Ram H. Paul, Jacob A. Flagle
  • Patent number: 8469943
    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: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Neal E. Fearnot, Thomas G. Kozma, William D. Voorhees, III
  • Patent number: 8444687
    Abstract: A multiple-sided medical device comprises a frame comprising wire or other resilient material and having a series of bends and interconnecting sides. The device has both a flat configuration and a second, folded configuration which a generally serpentine shape. The device is pushed from a delivery catheter into the lumen of a duct or vessel and may include one or more barbs for anchoring purposes. A full or partial covering of fabric or other flexible material such as DACRON, PTFE, or a collagen-based material such as small intestinal submucosa (SIS), may be sutured or attached to the frame using heat or pressure welding crimping, adhesive, or other techniques to form an occlusion device, a stent graft, or an implantable, intraluminal valve such as for correcting incompetent veins in the lower legs and feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignees: Cook Medical Technologies LLC, Cook Biotech Incorporated, Oregon Health Science University
    Inventors: Dusan Pavcnik, Frederick S. Keller, Josef Rosch, Thomas A. Osborne, Brian L. Bates, Christopher G. Dixon, Andrew K. Hoffa, Raymond B. Leonard, II, Joseph F. Obermiller, John A. DeFord, Joseph W. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8343536
    Abstract: A biofilm-inhibiting medical product includes a carrier formed from a natural, bioremodelable material, whereby the carrier includes a biocidal bismuth thiol agent and/or one or more other biofilm-inhibiting or wound healing agents. A method for using the biofilm-inhibiting medical product to treat a wound or tissue defect in a patient's body is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Cook Biotech Incorporated, Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Michael C. Hiles, Chad E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120323213
    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: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Jeffry S. Melsheimer
  • Patent number: 8313521
    Abstract: Methods of delivering a bioactive material to a body vessel are disclosed. The method steps can include providing an expandable medical device with a coating having a bioactive layer, and providing a second layer of a biodegradable polymer positioned over the bioactive layer. The second layer provides for controlled release of the bioactive material from the bioactive layer. The medical device is inserted into a body vessel using a catheter such that the medical device contacts the body vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Patrick H. Ruane, Waleska Perez-Segarra, Anthony O. Ragheb, Neal E. Fearnot, William D. Voorhees, III, Brian L. Bates, Thomas A. Osborne
  • Patent number: 8257433
    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, and at least one layer 18 of an immunosuppressive agent posited over at least one surface of the structure 12. Optionally, the device 10 can include at least one porous, preferably polymeric layer 20 posited over the layer 18 of immunosuppressive agent, and can alternatively or additionally include at least one coating layer 16 posited on one surface of the structure 12, the at least one layer 18 of immunosuppessive agent being posited in turn on at least a portion of the coating layer 16. The porous layer 20 and the coating layer 16 each provide for the controlled release of the bioactive material from the device 10. The structure 12 is preferably configured as a coronary stent. The polymer of the porous layer 20 is preferably applied by vapor or plasma deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Neal E. Fearnot, Thomas G. Kozma, William D. Voorhees, III
  • Patent number: 8241230
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wire guide having a variable stiffness region that may be selectively adjusted to vary the stiffness along a portion of the wire guide. The wire guide generally comprises an outer core member and an inner core member, wherein the inner core member is disposed for longitudinal movement with respect to the outer core member. The outer core member is attached to a proximal end of a coiled member, while the inner core member is attached to the coiled member at an attachment region between proximal and distal ends of the coiled member. In operation, distal advancement of the outer core member with respect to the inner core member causes the coiled member to compress at a location between the proximal end of the coiled member and the attachment region, thereby selectively increasing the stiffness along a portion of the length of the wire guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John A Brumleve, Brian L Bates
  • Publication number: 20120179172
    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: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Ram H. Paul, JR., Brian L. Bates, Cleon Stanley
  • 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