Patents by Inventor Bruce P. Lee

Bruce P. Lee 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: 20200237394
    Abstract: Devices for removing implanted objects from body vessels are provided. A device includes a sheath assembly having a cutting tip. The cutting tip includes a cutting surface that is adapted to cut tissue coupled to an implanted object as the cutting tip rotates. The sheath assembly further includes an outer shield carried outside of the cutting tip. The outer shield includes a distal opening, and the outer shield is translatable relative to the cutting tip from a first position to a second position and vice versa. In the first position the cutting surface of the cutting tip is disposed within the outer shield, and in the second position the cutting tip extends through the distal opening and the cutting surface is at least partially disposed outside of the outer shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Robert CARVER, Weston H. LEE, Brian E. KAGARISE, Bruce A. HOO, KENNETH P. GRACE, Phillip Charles HALBERT, Peter Wilbur GLEASON
  • Publication number: 20170312384
    Abstract: The invention describes new synthetic medical adhesives and antifouling coatings which exploit the key components of natural marine mussel adhesive proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce P. Lee, Sunil Silvary, John L. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20170056548
    Abstract: The invention describes new synthetic medical adhesives and antifouling coatings which exploit the key components of natural marine mussel adhesive proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce P. Lee, Sunil Silvary, John L. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20160346424
    Abstract: The invention describes new synthetic medical adhesives and films which exploit the key components of natural marine mussel adhesive proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Bruce P. Lee, Jeffrey L. Dalsin, John L. Murphy, Laura Vollenweider, Arinne N. Lyman, Fangmin Xu, Jediah White, William D. Lew, Michael Brodie
  • Patent number: 9320826
    Abstract: The invention describes new synthetic medical adhesives and films which exploit the key components of natural marine mussel adhesive proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: KENSEY NASH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce P. Lee, Jeffrey L. Dalsin, John L. Murphy, Laura Vollenweider, Arinne N. Lyman, Fangmin Xu, Jediah White, William D. Lew, Michael Brodie
  • Patent number: 9115289
    Abstract: The invention describes new synthetic medical adhesives and antifouling coatings which exploit the key components of natural marine mussel adhesive proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: KENSEY NASH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce P. Lee, Sunil Silvary, John L. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8916652
    Abstract: The invention describes families of compounds that utilize multihydroxyl phenyl groups to provide adhesive properties. Selection of the multihydroxy phenyl group along with linkers or linking groups and the linkages between the linkers or linking groups with polyalkylene oxides, provides materials that can be engineered to afford controllable curing time, biodegradation and/or swelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kensey Nash Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Dalsin, Bruce P. Lee, Laura Vollenweider, Sunil Silvary, John L. Murphy, Fangmin Xu, Amanda Spitz, Arinne Lyman
  • Patent number: 8911831
    Abstract: The invention provides surface treatments that reduce or eliminate marine biofouling of various surfaces. A surface that is to be subjected to a marine environment can be treated with a mPEG-DOPA. The treated surface is thus rendered less susceptible to fouling of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Phillip B. Messersmith, Haeshin Lee, Andrea R. Statz, Bruce P. Lee, Jeffrey L. Dalsin, Daniel Sherman
  • Patent number: 8815793
    Abstract: Adhesive polymeric compositions which can comprise dihydroxyphenyl moieties and derivatives thereof, and related methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Phillip B. Messersmith, Jeffrey Dalsin, Lijun Lin, Bruce P. Lee, Kul Huang
  • Patent number: 8754285
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to thin-film adhesive materials suitable for various applications. In particular, the present invention provides pliable viscoelastic thin-films configured to form strong water-resistant adhesive bonds to various surface types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Kensey Nash Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce P. Lee, Jediah White, Fangmin Xu, John L. Murphy, Laura Vollenweider
  • Patent number: 8673286
    Abstract: The invention describes DOPA functionalized, branched, polyalkylene oxide materials that are useful as adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Phillip B. Messersmith, Jeffrey L. Dalsin, Bruce P. Lee, Sean A. Burke
  • Patent number: 8575276
    Abstract: Synthesis methods for creating polymeric compounds comprising dihydroxyphenyl derivatives (DHPD), or DHPp i.e. polymers modified with DHPD, with desired surface active effects are described. The polymer backbone of DHPp has structural or performance features that can be tailored to control physical properties of DHPp, allowing it to be useful for different applications i.e. tissue adhesives or sealants, adhesion promoting coatings, and antifouling coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: KNC NER Acquisition Sub, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce P. Lee
  • Patent number: 8563117
    Abstract: Nano-scale or micro-scale adhesive structures comprising an array of nano-fabricated, pillars, the pillars having coated upon, or having disposed on a working surface thereof, a protein-mimetic, marine-adhesive coating. Methods of fabricating the nano-scale pillars, synthesis of the protein-mimetic coating or wet adhesive and application of the adhesive to the pillars are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventors: Phillip B. Messersmith, Haeshin H.L. Lee, Bruce P. Lee
  • Patent number: 8383092
    Abstract: The invention describes substrates, such as prosthetics, films, nonwovens, meshes, etc. that are treated with a bioadhesive. The bioadhesive includes polymeric substances that have phenyl moieties with at least two hydroxyl groups. The bioadhesive constructs can be used to treat and repair, for example, hernias and damaged tendons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: KNC NER Acquisition Sub, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce P. Lee, Laura Vollenweider, John L. Murphy, Fangmin Xu, Jeffrey L. Dalsin, Jeanne Virosco, William Lew, Jed White
  • Publication number: 20120179083
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to thin-film adhesive materials suitable for various applications. In particular, the present invention provides pliable viscoelastic thin-films configured to form strong water-resistant adhesive bonds to various surface types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: KNC NER ACQUISITION SUB, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce P. Lee, Jediah White, Fangmin Xu, John L. Murphy, Laura Vollenweider
  • Publication number: 20120149849
    Abstract: The invention describes families of compounds that utilize multihydroxyl phenyl groups to provide adhesive properties. Selection of the multihydroxy phenyl group along with linkers or linking groups and the linkages between the linkers or linking groups with polyalkylene oxides, provides materials that can be engineered to afford controllable curing time, biodegradation and/or swelling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: KNC NER ACQUISITION SUB, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Dalsin, Bruce P. Lee, Laura Vollenweider, Sunil Silvary, John L. Murphy, Fangmin Xu, Amanda Spitz, Arinne Lyman
  • Publication number: 20120116424
    Abstract: The invention describes new synthetic medical adhesives and films which exploit the key components of natural marine mussel adhesive proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: KNC NER ACQUISITION SUB, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce P. Lee, Jeffrey L. Dalsin, John L. Murphy, Laura Vollenweider, Arinne N. Lyman, Fangmin Xu, Jediah White, William D. Lew, Michael Brodie
  • Publication number: 20120078296
    Abstract: Synthesis methods for creating polymeric compounds comprising dihydroxyphenyl derivatives (DHPD), or DHPp i.e. polymers modified with DHPD, with desired surface active effects are described. The polymer backbone of DHPp has structural or performance features that can be tailored to control physical properties of DHPp, allowing it to be useful for different applications i.e. tissue adhesives or sealants, adhesion promoting coatings, and antifouling coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: KNC NER ACQUISITION SUB, INC.
    Inventor: Bruce P. Lee
  • Patent number: 8119742
    Abstract: The invention describes families of compounds that utilize multihydroxyl phenyl groups to provide adhesive properties. Selection of the multihydroxy phenyl group along with linkers or linking groups and the linkages between the linkers or linking groups with polyalkylene oxides, provides materials that can be engineered to afford controllable curing time, biodegradation and/or swelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: KNC Ner Acquisition Sub, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Dalsin, Bruce P. Lee, Laura Vollenweider, Sunil Silvary, John L. Murphy, Fangmin Xu, Amanda Spitz, Arinne Lyman
  • Publication number: 20120029559
    Abstract: The invention describes new synthetic medical adhesives and antifouling coatings which exploit the key components of natural marine mussel adhesive proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: KNC NER ACQUISITION SUB, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce P. Lee, Sunil Silvary, John L. Murphy