Patents by Inventor Burke Barrett

Burke Barrett 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: 20180193613
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling fill media in a balloon catheter are disclosed. The system comprises a catheter having an inflatable balloon, a reservoir for fill media, and a first conduit for delivering fill media from the reservoir to the balloon. The system includes a second conduit for returning fill media from the balloon to the reservoir and a pump configured to circulate fill media through the conduits. The system also includes a valve assembly configured for placement in at least three positions. In the first position, fill media is delivered from the reservoir to the balloon to inflate the balloon. In the second position, fill media is drawn out of the balloon and returned to the reservoir. In the third position, fill media circulates through the conduits between the pump and the balloon and is prevented from flowing back to the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Gerald Melsky, Brian Estabrook, Lincoln Baxter, Sergei Babko-Malyi, Ronald Green, Paul DiCeare, Richard Clark, Richard Thompson, Michael Magill, Burke Barrett
  • Patent number: 7299091
    Abstract: A method of treating patients for compulsive overeating includes stimulating left and right branches of the patient's vagus nerve simultaneously with electrical pulses in a predetermined sequence of a first period in which pulses are applied continuously, alternating with a second period in which no pulses are applied. The electrical pulses are preferably applied to the vagus nerve at a supradiaphragmatic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Burke Barrett, Ramish K. Reddy, Mitchell S. Roslin
  • Publication number: 20070027504
    Abstract: We disclose a method of treating a patient having a hearing disorder, including coupling at least one electrode to at least one vagus nerve of the patient and applying an electrical signal to the vagus nerve using the electrode to treat the hearing disorder. We also disclose a computer readable program storage device encoded with instructions that, when executed by a computer, perform the method, and a medical device and a hearing disorder treatment system that may be used in performance of the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Burke Barrett, Steven Parnis, Steven Maschino, Albert Guzman
  • Publication number: 20060189899
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for restoring or enhancing one or more motor functions of a patient are disclosed. The system comprises a biological interface apparatus and a joint movement device such as an exoskeleton device or FES device. The biological interface apparatus includes a sensor that detects the multicellular signals and a processing unit for producing a control signal based on the multicellular signals. Data from the joint movement device is transmitted to the processing unit for determining a value of a configuration parameter of the system. Also disclosed is a joint movement device including a flexible structure for applying force to one or more patient joints, and controlled cables that produce the forces required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, R. Flaherty, Gerhard Friehs, Mijail Serruya, Burke Barrett, John Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20060173259
    Abstract: A system and method for an improved biological interface system that processes multicellular signals of a patient and controls one or more devices is disclosed. The system includes a sensor that detects the multicellular signals and a processing unit for producing the control signal based on the multicellular signals. The system may include improved communication, self-diagnostics, and surgical insertion tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, Burke Barrett, John Donoghue, Richard Van Wagenen, Christopher Smith, Andras Pungor, Christine Decaria, Almut Branner, Nephi Harvey, Anthony Misener, K. Guillory, Jon Joseph
  • Publication number: 20060167564
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for restoring or enhancing one or more motor functions of a patient are disclosed. The system comprises a biological interface apparatus and a joint movement device such as an exoskeleton device or FES device. The biological interface apparatus includes a sensor that detects the multicellular signals and a processing unit for producing a control signal based on the multicellular signals. Data from the joint movement device is transmitted to the processing unit for determining a value of a configuration parameter of the system. Also disclosed is a joint movement device including a flexible structure for applying force to one or more patient joints, and controlled cables that produce the forces required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, R. Flaherty, Mijail Serruya, Burke Barrett, Gerhard Friehs
  • Publication number: 20050251220
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating patients with neuropsychiatric disorder includes unilaterally or bilaterally stimulating one or both of the left and right branches of a patient's vagus nerve directly or indirectly with an electrical pulse signal generated by an implantable neurostimulator with at least one operatively coupled nerve electrode to apply the pulse signal to the selected nerve branch at a location in the vicinity of the patient's diaphragm, either slightly above or slightly below the diaphragm. The implantable neurostimulator is programmable to enable physician programming of electrical and timing parameters of the pulse signal, to generate the desired therapy regimen for alleviating the disorder. Patient activation of the device is permitted in the case of treating a neuropsychiatric disorder such as depression, where the patient is able to sense a symptom of a disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Burke Barrett, Reese Terry
  • Publication number: 20050251222
    Abstract: A method for treating patients with movement disorders includes unilaterally or bilaterally stimulating one or both of the left and right branches of a patient's vagus nerve directly or indirectly with an electrical pulse signal generated by an implantable neurostimulator with at least one operatively coupled nerve electrode to apply the pulse signal to the selected nerve branch at a location in the vicinity of the patient's diaphragm, either slightly above or slightly below the diaphragm. A device for performing the method includes a government approved implantable neurostimulator which is programmable to enable physician programming of electrical and timing parameters of the pulse signal, to generate the desired therapy regimen for alleviating the disorder by application of the therapeutic electrical stimulation signal to a selected nerve. Automatic detection or patient sensing of a symptom of the disorder may be utilized for activating the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Burke Barrett, Reese Terry
  • Publication number: 20040024428
    Abstract: A method of treating patients for compulsive overeating includes stimulating left and right branches of the patient's vagus nerve simultaneously with electrical pulses in a predetermined sequence of a first period in which pulses are applied continuously, alternating with a second period in which no pulses are applied. The electrical pulses are preferably applied to the vagus nerve at a supradiaphragmatic location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: Burke Barrett, Ramish K. Reddy, Mitchell S. Roslin
  • Patent number: 6587719
    Abstract: A method of treating patients for compulsive overeating includes stimulating left and right branches of the patient's vagus nerve simultaneously with electrical pulses in a predetermined sequence of a first period in which pulses are applied continuously, alternating with a second period in which no pulses are applied. The electrical pulses are preferably applied to the vagus nerve at a supradiaphragmatic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Burke Barrett, Ramish K. Reddy, Mitchell S. Roslin
  • Patent number: 6473644
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for treating patients suffering from heart failure to increase cardiac output. The patient's vagus nerve is electrically stimulated or modulated with a sequence of substantially equally spaced pulses by an implanted neurostimulator, and the frequency of the stimulating pulses is adjusted until the patient's heart rate reaches a target rate within a relatively stable target rate range below the low end of the patient's customary resting heart rate. The frequency of the stimulating pulses is maintained at the frequency which ultimately produced the relatively stable target rate range so as not to deviate markedly from the target rate, at least so long as the patient remains at rest. An activity sensor associated with the implanted neurostimulator detects physical activity of the patient and adjusts the frequency of the stimulating pulses accordingly, to elevate the heart rate during periods of physical activity by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Reese S. Terry, Jr., Burke Barrett, Alan Adkins