Patents by Inventor Bruce Addis

Bruce Addis 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: 20200008840
    Abstract: Uterine lavage devices and methods are described. A uterine lavage catheter device for recovering oocytes or blastocysts from a human uterus may include a seal element configured to provide a sealing surface against the exterior cervical ostium, a supply lumen extending from the seal element and configured to supply lavage fluid, a nozzle configured to generate a spray pattern, and a return lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce ADDIS, Sam NAJMABADI, Steven NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20190030286
    Abstract: A variety of steerable needles, lancets, trocars, stylets, cannulas and systems are provided for examining, diagnosing, treating, or removing tissue from a patient. The steerable needles, trocars, stylets, cannulas and systems also provide a platform for delivery of target materials, such as therapeutics, biologics, polymes, glues, etc., to a target site. An embodiment of the invention includes a steerable device for use in accessing target site in a patient comprising: a steerable member adapted to penetrate tissue; and a steering mechanism adapted to be operated by a user to apply a bending force to bend the steerable member to access the target site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Mathis, David Thompson, Bruce Addis, David Yankelevitz
  • Patent number: 10034999
    Abstract: A variety of steerable needles, lancets, trocars, stylets, cannulas and systems are provided for examining, diagnosing, treating, or removing tissue from a patient. The steerable needles, trocars, stylets, cannulas and systems also provide a platform for delivery of target materials, such as therapeutics, biologics, polymes, glues, etc., to a target site. An embodiment of the invention includes a steerable device for use in accessing target site in a patient comprising: a steerable member adapted to penetrate tissue; and a steering mechanism adapted to be operated by a user to apply a bending force to bend the steerable member to access the target site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: PneumRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Mathis, David Thompson, Bruce Addis, David F. Yankelevitz
  • Publication number: 20150328435
    Abstract: A variety of steerable needles, lancets, trocars, stylets, cannulas and systems are provided for examining, diagnosing, treating, or removing tissue from a patient. The steerable needles, trocars, stylets, cannulas and systems also provide a platform for delivery of target materials, such as therapeutics, biologics, polymes, glues, etc., to a target site. An embodiment of the invention includes a steerable device for use in accessing target site in a patient comprising: a steerable member adapted to penetrate tissue; and a steering mechanism adapted to be operated by a user to apply a bending force to bend the steerable member to access the target site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Mathis, David Thompson, Bruce Addis, David F. Yankelevitz
  • Patent number: 9125639
    Abstract: A variety of steerable needles, lancets, trocars, stylets, cannulas and systems are provided for examining, diagnosing, treating, or removing tissue from a patient. The steerable needles, trocars, stylets, cannulas and systems also provide a platform for delivery of target materials, such as therapeutics, biologics, polymers, glues, etc., to a target site. An embodiment of the invention includes a steerable device for use in accessing target site in a patient comprising: a steerable member adapted to penetrate tissue; and a steering mechanism adapted to be operated by a user to apply a bending force to bend the steerable member to access the target site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: PNEUMRX, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Mathis, David Thompson, Bruce Addis, David F. Yankelevitz
  • Patent number: 8409249
    Abstract: Systems and methods employ functional instruments to close incisions and wounds using a suture knot in combination with a biocompatible material composition. The systems and methods are well suited for use, for example, at a vascular puncture site following a vascular access procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Neomend, Inc.
    Inventors: Olexander Hnojewyj, Bruce Addis, Daniel Browne, David Cheung
  • Patent number: 8361016
    Abstract: The present subject matter describes a balloon catheter and methods of using the balloon catheter. The balloon catheter is particularly useful for pericardiocentesis and percutaneous pericardiotomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventors: Robert James Siegel, David Singh, Bruce Addis, Huai Luo
  • Publication number: 20110098672
    Abstract: The present subject matter describes a balloon catheter and methods of using the balloon catheter. The balloon catheter is particularly useful for pericardiocentesis and percutaneous pericardiotomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
    Inventors: Robert James Siegel, David Singh, Bruce Addis, Huai Luo
  • Patent number: 7608087
    Abstract: An expansion frame system for deploying medical devices in a patient's body cavity. The system typically includes an inner wire disposed within a lumen of an outer wire. Distal ends of the inner and outer wires are attached to a substantially circular frame at first and second points. During use, the outer wire is displaced relative to the inner wire, causing the circular frame to rotate about an axis perpendicular to the line defined by the first and second points. Medical devices, such as a filter, a stent, an occluder or a manometer, can be mounted on the circular frame. The diameter of the expansion frame can be varied to achieve optimal contact with the luminal wall of the body cavity. Methods of using the expansion frame system for temporary or permanent placement of a medical device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Addis
  • Publication number: 20080215088
    Abstract: Systems and methods employ functional instruments to close incisions and wounds using a suture knot in combination with a biocompatible material composition. The systems and methods are well suited for use, for example, at a vascular puncture site following a vascular access procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Olexander Hnojewyj, Bruce Addis, Daniel Browne, David Cheung
  • Publication number: 20080114230
    Abstract: Electrode supports configured to provide a foundation for a segmented electrode on a flexible lead structure are provided. Also provided are electrode structures, leads that include the same, implantable pulse generators that include the leads, as well as systems and kits having components thereof, and methods of making and using the subject devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventor: Bruce Addis
  • Patent number: 7351249
    Abstract: Systems and methods employ functional instruments to close incisions and wounds using a suture knot in combination with a biocompatible material composition. The systems and methods are well suited for use, for example, at a vascular puncture site following a vascular access procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: NeoMend, Inc.
    Inventors: Olexander Hnojewyj, Bruce Addis, Daniel Browne, David Cheung
  • Publication number: 20080038313
    Abstract: A method of treating tissue lyophilizes a biocompatible polymer having a functionality equal to or greater than three. The method provides a protein solution. The method mixes the protein solution with the lyophilized polymer to reconstitute the polymer and form a mixture, wherein, upon mixing, the protein solution and the polymer cross-link to form a material composition. The method applies the material composition to a tissue region. The biocompatible polymer can comprise, e.g., poly(ethylene glycol) PEG. The protein solution can comprise, e.g., albumin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Bruce Addis, Charles Milo, Olexander Hnojewyj
  • Patent number: 7279001
    Abstract: Systems and methods convey a closure material into a catheter, e.g., to seal a puncture site in a blood vessel. The closure material comprises a mixture of first and second components, which, upon mixing, undergo a reaction to form solid closure material composition. The first component may be a lyophilized polyethylene glycol (PEG) material contained within a vial. The second component may be a buffered albumin solution plus water contained within a syringe. An applicator provides easy and effective mixing of the components and delivery of the mixture to the puncture site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: NeoMend, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Addis, Charles Milo, Olexander Hnojewyj
  • Patent number: 7118585
    Abstract: An expansion mechanism that includes an elongate instrument and a plurality of struts arranged around the elongate instrument provides radial expansion of a medical device. Each strut has a first end pivotally connected to the elongate instrument and a second strut that expands radially outward. Each strut further carries a flexible line which has a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of each line passes beyond the second end of the strut which carries it and is attached to the strut immediately adjacent the strut which carries it. Methods of using such an expansion mechanism are also disclosed, particularly to provide deployment of medical devices within a patient's blood vascular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Addis
  • Publication number: 20060167416
    Abstract: A variety of steerable needles, lancets, trocars, stylets, cannulas and systems are provided for examining, diagnosing, treating, or removing tissue from a patient. The steerable needles, trocars, stylets, cannulas and systems also provide a platform for delivery of target materials, such as therapeutics, biologics, polymers, glues, etc., to a target site. An embodiment of the invention includes a steerable device for use in accessing target site in a patient comprising: a steerable member adapted to penetrate tissue; and a steering mechanism adapted to be operated by a user to apply a bending force to bend the steerable member to access the target site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Mark Mathis, David Thompson, Bruce Addis, David Yankelevitz
  • Publication number: 20060041304
    Abstract: A catheter system comprising a guidewire, an endovascular catheter, and an aspiration catheter. The guidewire has an expandable occluder mounted on a distal end. The guidewire and the endovascular catheter are insertable into a lumen of the aspiration catheter. The aspiration catheter also includes infusion and aspiration lumen(s) and port(s). Methods of using the catheter system for treating a vascular lesion and removing embolic material during the procedure are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Yue-Teh Jang, Ross Tsugita, Bruce Addis, Tracy Maahs, Jean Chang
  • Publication number: 20040133157
    Abstract: The invention provides a device having first and second balloons. Each of the first and second balloons communicates with an inflation lumen. A differential pressure gauge communicates with both inflation lumens. Each of the inflation lumens also communicates independently with a pump for inflating the balloon. The pressure gauge may include a shut-off valve for terminating inflation in the second balloon when the pressure within the first balloon exceeds the pressure in the second balloon. The pressure gauge may also include a pressure limiter. Methods of using the devices for measuring diameter and pressure of a balloon occluder deployed in a vessel or body cavity are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventor: Bruce Addis
  • Patent number: 6706033
    Abstract: Modular systems comprising a cannula and at least one access port adjacent to a distal end of the cannula provide insertion of one or more therapeutic or diagnostic devices into a vessel or cardiac tissue through a single incision site. Other embodiments include a vessel introducer or multi-port introducer. The devices can be operated in combination or independently. The systems can be employed to provide multiple therapies, including blood perfusion, filtration, aspiration, vessel occlusion, atherectomy, and endoscopic devices. Methods of using the system for vessel cannulation are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Lorraine Mangosong Martinez, Jobert Balceta, Kevin Hahnen, Bruce Addis, Timothy J. Wood, Roman Turovskiy, Richard O. Murphy, Tracy D. Maahs
  • Patent number: 6676683
    Abstract: A filter device for temporary placement of a filter in an artery or vein is disclosed. The device includes an expandable filter mounted on a distal end of a catheter. The filter comprises a plurality of circumferentially adjacent porous segments that are arranged generally about the surface of a cone having an open base, and the segments are engaged to one another by means, such as a hook. The filter conforms to the interior of a vessel wall when expanded and contracts to a consistent diameter without bunching when stowed. Methods of using the filter device to entrap and remove embolic material from a vessel during endovascular procedures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Edwards Lifescience Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Addis