Patents by Inventor Brian M. Neil

Brian M. Neil 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: 20210251804
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the treatment of a body cavity or lumen are described where a heated fluid and/or gas may be introduced through a catheter and into treatment area within the body contained between one or more inflatable/expandable members. The catheter may also have optional pressure and temperature sensing elements which may allow for control of the pressure and temperature within the treatment zone and also prevent the pressure from exceeding a pressure of the inflatable/expandable members to thereby contain the treatment area between these inflatable/expandable members. Optionally, a chilled, room temperature, or warmed fluid such as water may then be used to rapidly terminate the treatment session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Channel Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. BURNETT, Ulric E. COTÉ, William W. MALECKI, Brian M. NEIL, David BEAULIEU, Benjamin D. VOILES
  • Publication number: 20210169687
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the treatment of a body cavity or lumen are described where a heated fluid and/or gas may be introduced through a catheter and into treatment area within the body contained between one or more inflatable/expandable members. The catheter may also have optional pressure and temperature sensing elements which may allow for control of the pressure and temperature within the treatment zone and also prevent the pressure from exceeding a pressure of the inflatable/expandable members to thereby contain the treatment area between these inflatable/expandable members. Optionally, a chilled, room temperature, or warmed fluid such as water may then be used to rapidly terminate the treatment session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Channel Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. BURNETT, Brian M. NEIL, William W. MALECKI, Kathleen M. KOCH, Gregory J. LEE
  • Patent number: 10959879
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the treatment of a body cavity or lumen are described where a heated fluid and/or gas may be introduced through a catheter and into treatment area within the body contained between one or more inflatable/expandable members. The catheter may also have optional pressure and temperature sensing elements which may allow for control of the pressure and temperature within the treatment zone and also prevent the pressure from exceeding a pressure of the inflatable/expandable members to thereby contain the treatment area between these inflatable/expandable members. Optionally, a chilled, room temperature, or warmed fluid such as water may then be used to rapidly terminate the treatment session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Channel Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Burnett, Brian M. Neil, William W. Malecki, Kathleen M. Koch, Gregory J. Lee
  • Publication number: 20200359920
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for measuring pressure in a patient are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is a pressure measurement system comprising a pressure source, a compliant bladder, a catheter in communication with the pressure source, pressure sensors, and a controller configured to determine a pressure within the compliant bladder. The pressure measurement system can inflate the compliant bladder with gas or air to determine a pressure within a patient. In one embodiment, the pressure measurement system measures pressure within a peritoneal cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Potrero Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. BURNETT, Byron REYNOLDS, Brian M. NEIL, Gregory W. HALL, Paul B. GUERRA
  • Patent number: 10758135
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for measuring pressure in a patient are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is a pressure measurement system comprising a pressure source, a compliant bladder, a catheter in communication with the pressure source, pressure sensors, and a controller configured to determine a pressure within the compliant bladder. The pressure measurement system can inflate the compliant bladder with gas or air to determine a pressure within a patient. In one embodiment, the pressure measurement system measures pressure within a peritoneal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Potrero Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Burnett, Byron Reynolds, Brian M. Neil, Gregory W. Hall, Paul B. Guerra
  • Patent number: 10610279
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for regulating cryogenic treatments are disclosed which comprise devices and methods for delivering controlled treatment of a cryoablative agent. In one variation, such devices may generally comprise an elongate probe having a distal tip and a flexible length, at least one infusion lumen positioned through or along the elongate probe, wherein the infusion lumen defines one or more openings along its length, and a liner expandably enclosing the probe. An inflow reservoir or canister valve may be fluidly coupled with a reservoir or canister containing the cryoablative agent and a modulation control unit may also be fluidly coupled with the inflow reservoir or canister valve and in fluid communication with the at least one infusion lumen. Additionally, a warming element may also be thermally coupled with the reservoir or canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Channel Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Burnett, Ric Cote, William W. Malecki, Brian M. Neil, David Beaulieu, Benjamin D. Voiles, Vincent Lopresti
  • Publication number: 20190151144
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the treatment of a body cavity or lumen are described where a heated fluid and/or gas may be introduced through a catheter and into treatment area within the body contained between one or more inflatable/expandable members. The catheter may also have optional pressure and temperature sensing elements which may allow for control of the pressure and temperature within the treatment zone and also prevent the pressure from exceeding a pressure of the inflatable/expandable members to thereby contain the treatment area between these inflatable/expandable members. Optionally, a chilled, room temperature, or warmed fluid such as water may then be used to rapidly terminate the treatment session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Channel Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. BURNETT, Brian M. NEIL, William W. MALECKI, Kathleen M. KOCH, Gregory J. LEE
  • Publication number: 20190083011
    Abstract: Methods and devices for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes are disclosed in which an analyte concentration within a peritoneal fluid of a human subject may be determined by implanting an analyte sensor apparatus in the subject where the apparatus may comprise a housing and a flexible sensing catheter which has a lumen with a plurality of apertures and an exterior surface with an analyte sensor affixed thereto. The catheter may comprise a proximal end attached to the housing and the remaining end may be positioned freely within the peritoneal space to contact peritoneal fluid where an analyte concentration in the peritoneal fluid may be sensed. The housing may be anchored at a subcutaneous site proximate the peritoneal space. The sensed analyte concentration may then be transduced into a transmittable electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: TheraNova, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. BURNETT, Evan S. LUXON, Marcie HAMILTON, Brian M. NEIL, Brett D. MENSH
  • Patent number: 10213335
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the treatment of a body cavity or lumen are described where a heated fluid and/or gas may be introduced through a catheter and into treatment area within the body contained between one or more inflatable/expandable members. The catheter may also have optional pressure and temperature sensing elements which may allow for control of the pressure and temperature within the treatment zone and also prevent the pressure from exceeding a pressure of the inflatable/expandable members to thereby contain the treatment area between these inflatable/expandable members. Optionally, a chilled, room temperature, or warmed fluid such as water may then be used to rapidly terminate the treatment session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Channel Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Burnett, Brian M. Neil, William W. Malecki, Kathleen M. Koch, Gregory J. Lee
  • Patent number: 10143408
    Abstract: Methods and devices for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes are disclosed in which an analyte concentration within a peritoneal fluid of a human subject may be determined by implanting an analyte sensor apparatus in the subject where the apparatus may comprise a housing and a flexible sensing catheter which has a lumen with a plurality of apertures and an exterior surface with an analyte sensor affixed thereto. The catheter may comprise a proximal end attached to the housing and the remaining end may be positioned freely within the peritoneal space to contact peritoneal fluid where an analyte concentration in the peritoneal fluid may be sensed. The housing may be anchored at a subcutaneous site proximate the peritoneal space. The sensed analyte concentration may then be transduced into a transmittable electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TheraNova, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Burnett, Evan S. Luxon, Marcie Hamilton, Brian M. Neil, Brett D. Mensh
  • Publication number: 20180184929
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for measuring pressure in a patient are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is a pressure measurement system comprising a pressure source, a compliant bladder, a catheter in communication with the pressure source, pressure sensors, and a controller configured to determine a pressure within the compliant bladder. The pressure measurement system can inflate the compliant bladder with gas or air to determine a pressure within a patient. In one embodiment, the pressure measurement system measures pressure within a peritoneal cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel R. Burnett, Byron Reynolds, Brian M. Neil, Gregory W. Hall, Paul B. Guerra
  • Patent number: 9931044
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for measuring pressure in a patient are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is a pressure measurement system comprising a pressure source, a compliant bladder, a catheter in communication with the pressure source, pressure sensors, and a controller configured to determine a pressure within the compliant bladder. The pressure measurement system can inflate the compliant bladder with gas or air to determine a pressure within a patient. In one embodiment, the pressure measurement system measures pressure within a peritoneal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Potrero Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Burnett, Byron Reynolds, Brian M. Neil, Gregory W. Hall, Paul B. Guerra
  • Publication number: 20180071006
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for regulating cryogenic treatments are disclosed which comprise devices and methods for delivering controlled treatment of a cryoablative agent. In one variation, such devices may generally comprise an elongate probe having a distal tip and a flexible length, at least one infusion lumen positioned through or along the elongate probe, wherein the infusion lumen defines one or more openings along its length, and a liner expandably enclosing the probe. An inflow reservoir or canister valve may be fluidly coupled with a reservoir or canister containing the cryoablative agent and a modulation control unit may also be fluidly coupled with the inflow reservoir or canister valve and in fluid communication with the at least one infusion lumen. Additionally, a warming element may also be thermally coupled with the reservoir or canister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Channel Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. BURNETT, Ric COTE, William W. MALECKI, Brian M. NEIL, David BEAULIEU, Benjamin D. VOILES, Vincent LOPRESTI
  • Publication number: 20180036166
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the treatment of a body cavity or lumen are described where a heated fluid and/or gas may be introduced through a catheter and into treatment area within the body contained between one or more inflatable/expandable members. The catheter may also have optional pressure and temperature sensing elements which may allow for control of the pressure and temperature within the treatment zone and also prevent the pressure from exceeding a pressure of the inflatable/expandable members to thereby contain the treatment area between these inflatable/expandable members. Optionally, a chilled, room temperature, or warmed fluid such as water may then be used to rapidly terminate the treatment session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: Channel Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. BURNETT, Ric COTE, William W. MALECKI, Brian M. NEIL, David BEAULIEU, Benjamin D. VOILES
  • Patent number: 9848933
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the treatment of a body cavity or lumen are described where a heated fluid and/or gas may be introduced through a catheter and into treatment area within the body contained between one or more inflatable/expandable members. The catheter may also have optional pressure and temperature sensing elements which may allow for control of the pressure and temperature within the treatment zone and also prevent the pressure from exceeding a pressure of the inflatable/expandable members to thereby contain the treatment area between these inflatable/expandable members. Optionally, a chilled, room temperature, or warmed fluid such as water may then be used to rapidly terminate the treatment session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Channel Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Burnett, Ric Cote, William W. Malecki, Brian M. Neil, David Beaulieu, Benjamin D. Voiles
  • Patent number: 9820796
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the treatment of a body cavity or lumen are described where a heated fluid and/or gas may be introduced through a catheter and into treatment area within the body contained between one or more inflatable/expandable members. The catheter may also have optional pressure and temperature sensing elements which may allow for control of the pressure and temperature within the treatment zone and also prevent the pressure from exceeding a pressure of the inflatable/expandable members to thereby contain the treatment area between these inflatable/expandable members. Optionally, a chilled, room temperature, or warmed fluid such as water may then be used to rapidly terminate the treatment session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Channel Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Burnett, Ric Cote, William W. Malecki, Brian M. Neil, David Beaulieu, Benjamin D. Voiles
  • Publication number: 20170172469
    Abstract: Methods and devices for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes are disclosed in which an analyte concentration within a peritoneal fluid of a human subject may be determined by implanting an analyte sensor apparatus in the subject where the apparatus may comprise a housing and a flexible sensing catheter which has a lumen with a plurality of apertures and an exterior surface with an analyte sensor affixed thereto. The catheter may comprise a proximal end attached to the housing and the remaining end may be positioned freely within the peritoneal space to contact peritoneal fluid where an analyte concentration in the peritoneal fluid may be sensed. The housing may be anchored at a subcutaneous site proximate the peritoneal space. The sensed analyte concentration may then be transduced into a transmittable electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: TheraNova, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. BURNETT, Evan S. LUXON, Marcie HAMILTON, Brian M. NEIL, Brett D. MENSH
  • Publication number: 20170156611
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for measuring pressure in a patient are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is a pressure measurement system comprising a pressure source, a compliant bladder, a catheter in communication with the pressure source, pressure sensors, and a controller configured to determine a pressure within the compliant bladder. The pressure measurement system can inflate the compliant bladder with gas or air to determine a pressure within a patient. In one embodiment, the pressure measurement system measures pressure within a peritoneal cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel R. BURNETT, Byron REYNOLDS, Brian M. NEIL, Gregory W. HALL, Paul B. GUERRA
  • Patent number: 9622670
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for measuring pressure in a patient are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is a pressure measurement system comprising a pressure source, a compliant bladder, a catheter in communication with the pressure source, pressure sensors, and a controller configured to determine a pressure within the compliant bladder. The pressure measurement system can inflate the compliant bladder with gas or air to determine a pressure within a patient. In one embodiment, the pressure measurement system measures pressure within a peritoneal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Potrero Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Byron Reynolds, Brian M. Neil, Gregory W. Hall, Paul B. Guerra
  • Patent number: 9603558
    Abstract: Methods and devices for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes are disclosed in which an analyte concentration within a peritoneal fluid of a human subject may be determined by implanting an analyte sensor apparatus in the subject where the apparatus may comprise a housing and a flexible sensing catheter which has a lumen with a plurality of apertures and an exterior surface with an analyte sensor affixed thereto. The catheter may comprise a proximal end attached to the housing and the remaining end may be positioned freely within the peritoneal space to contact peritoneal fluid where an analyte concentration in the peritoneal fluid may be sensed. The housing may be anchored at a subcutaneous site proximate the peritoneal space. The sensed analyte concentration may then be transduced into a transmittable electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: TheraNova, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Burnett, Evan S. Luxon, Marcie Hamilton, Brian M. Neil, Brett D. Mensh