Patents by Inventor Bryan Mao

Bryan Mao 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).

  • Patent number: 9883957
    Abstract: A luminal prosthesis comprises a plurality of radially expandable prosthetic stent segments arranged axially. Two or more of the prosthetic stent segments are separable upon expansion from the remaining prosthetic stent segments and a coupling structure connects at least some of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to each other. The coupling structure permits a first group of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to separate from a second group of the prosthetic stent segments upon differential radial expansion of the first group relative to the second group and the coupling structure maintains or forms an attachment between the adjacent prosthetic stent segments in the first group which have been expanded together. A delivery system and methods for deploying the multiple coupled prosthetic stent segments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: J.W. Medical Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Bernard Andreas, Sunmi Chew, Jeremy Dittmer, Jeff Grainger, Stephen Kao, David Lowe, Bryan Mao, Stephen Olson, David Snow, Craig Welk
  • Publication number: 20140236282
    Abstract: A luminal prosthesis comprises a plurality of radially expandable prosthetic stent segments arranged axially. Two or more of the prosthetic stent segments are separable upon expansion from the remaining prosthetic stent segments and a coupling structure connects at least some of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to each other. The coupling structure permits a first group of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to separate from a second group of the prosthetic stent segments upon differential radial expansion of the first group relative to the second group and the coupling structure maintains or forms an attachment between the adjacent prosthetic stent segments in the first group which have been expanded together. A delivery system and methods for deploying the multiple coupled prosthetic stent segments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: J.W. Medical Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Bernard Andreas, Sunmi Chew, Jeremy Dittmer, Jeff Grainger, Stephen Kao, David Lowe, Bryan Mao, Steve Olson, David Snow, Craig Welk
  • Patent number: 8652198
    Abstract: A luminal prosthesis comprises a plurality of radially expandable prosthetic stent segments arranged axially. Two or more of the prosthetic stent segments are separable upon expansion from the remaining prosthetic stent segments and a coupling structure connects at least some of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to each other. The coupling structure permits a first group of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to separate from a second group of the prosthetic stent segments upon differential radial expansion of the first group relative to the second group and the coupling structure maintains or forms an attachment between the adjacent prosthetic stent segments in the first group which have been expanded together. A delivery system and methods for deploying the multiple coupled prosthetic stent segments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: J.W. Medical Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Bernard Andreas, Sunmi Chew, Jeremy Dittmer, Jeff Grainger, Stephen Kao, David Lowe, Bryan Mao, Steve Olson, David Snow, Craig Welk
  • Publication number: 20090076584
    Abstract: A catheter for delivering a prosthesis to a target treatment site comprises an inner shaft and an expansion member coupled to the inner shaft. A plurality of radially expandable prosthetic segments are positionable over the expansion member and they are releasably interlocked with one another while unexpanded. Adjacent pairs of prosthetic segments may decouple from one another upon radial expansion of the distal prosthetic segment in the adjacent pair while the proximal segment in the pair remains at least partially unexpanded. The catheter also includes an outer sheath that is axially movable and positionable at least partially over the prosthetic segments to constrain expansion of a selectable number of segments. A segment mover is coupled to at least one of the prosthetic segments and is axially movable so as to retract one or more of the segments when the one or more prosthetic segments are unexpanded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: Xtent, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Mao, Pablo Acosta
  • Publication number: 20070219612
    Abstract: A luminal prosthesis comprises a plurality of radially expandable prosthetic stent segments arranged axially. Two or more of the prosthetic stent segments are separable upon expansion from the remaining prosthetic stent segments and a coupling structure connects at least some of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to each other. The coupling structure permits a first group of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to separate from a second group of the prosthetic stent segments upon differential radial expansion of the first group relative to the second group and the coupling structure maintains or forms an attachment between the adjacent prosthetic stent segments in the first group which have been expanded together. A delivery system and methods for deploying the multiple coupled prosthetic stent segments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: XTENT, INC.
    Inventors: Bernard Andreas, Sunmi Chew, Jeremy Dittmer, Jeff Grainger, Stephen Kao, David Lowe, Bryan Mao, Steve Olson, David Snow, Craig Welk