Patents by Inventor Carine Hoarau

Carine Hoarau 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: 10894114
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for securing a driveline to a bone are disclosed herein. The driveline can connect an external controller to an implantable blood pump. The bone anchor can include a driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion can receive the driveline and fix a position of the driveline with respect to the driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion includes: a driveline receiver that can receive the driveline; and a driveline anchor that can engage the driveline to fix the position of the driveline with respect to the driveline receiver. The bone anchor can include a bone capture portion. The bone capture portion can engage a bone and fix a position of the bone with respect to the bone capture portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: John Mark Di Paola, Eric Lee, John Duc Nguyen, Carine Hoarau, Yi-Ren Woo, Chris Eskildsen, Pete Cardamone, John J. Hagerty, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10894116
    Abstract: At least some embodiments of the disclosure may advantageously limit bleeding and the occurrence of blood leaks after heart pump implantation. In some embodiments, a base may be provided that includes a flexible layer mechanically coupled with a conduit. The flexible layer may be coupled with the proximal end of the conduit. The conduit may be configured to receive a cannula of the heart pump therethrough. The outer surface of the conduit may be configured to engage a surface of the heart formed after coring the heart. The conduit may be metal and may have a flared and/or beveled distal end. The conduit may be a flexible material. A distal flexible layer may be provided at a distal end of the conduit that is configured to engage with an inner surface of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: John Duc Nguyen, Huy Ngo, Carine Hoarau, Fabian Franco
  • Publication number: 20200397964
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for securing a driveline to a portion of skin are disclosed herein. The driveline can connect an external controller to an implantable blood pump. The skin anchor can include a driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion can receive the driveline and fix a position of the driveline with respect to the driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion includes: a driveline receiver that can receive the driveline; and a driveline anchor that can engage the driveline to fix the position of the driveline with respect to the driveline receiver. The skin anchor can include a force distribution portion. The force distribution portion can engage a portion of skin and fix a position of the portion of skin with respect to the force distribution portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: John Duc Nguyen, John Donald Hill, Fabian Franco, Chris Eskildsen, David Gary Eldridge, Carine Hoarau, Yi-Ren Woo, John J. Hagerty, JR., Pete Cardamone
  • Publication number: 20200345913
    Abstract: Systems and related methods for supplying power to a medical device employ serially-connectable portable batteries. A method of supplying electrical power to a medical device includes discharging a first external battery to output electrical power to a second external battery. Distribution of the electrical power received by the second external battery is controlled to simultaneously charge the second external battery and output electrical power from the second external battery to supply electrical power to the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: Brian Kimball, Joseph C. Stark, III, Peter Thatcher, John Freddy Hansen, Peter Andriola, Carine Hoarau, Jaime Arturu Romero, Jesse Gage
  • Patent number: 10792407
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for securing a driveline to a portion of skin are disclosed herein. The driveline can connect an external controller to an implantable blood pump. The skin anchor can include a driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion can receive the driveline and fix a position of the driveline with respect to the driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion includes: a driveline receiver that can receive the driveline; and a driveline anchor that can engage the driveline to fix the position of the driveline with respect to the driveline receiver. The skin anchor can include a force distribution portion. The force distribution portion can engage a portion of skin and fix a position of the portion of skin with respect to the force distribution portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: John Duc Nguyen, John Donald Hill, Fabian Franco, Chris Eskildsen, David Gary Eldridge, Carine Hoarau, Yi-Ren Woo, John J. Hagerty, Pete Cardamone
  • Patent number: 10772623
    Abstract: A coupling system includes an applicator tool and an attachment ring mounted on the applicator tool. Clips are contained within the applicator tool and are deployed through the attachment ring in order to anchor the attachment ring to biological tissue. When deployed, tips of the clips follow a curved trajectory through an annular cuff of the attachment ring and through the underlying tissue. The tips loop back out of the tissue and to a location where they are later trapped or clamped by the attachment ring. While the tips are trapped or clamped, the applicator tool cinches the clips by pulling rear segments of the clips. Thereafter, the applicator tool disconnects from the attachment ring which remains anchored to the tissue and serves as a coupling for a cannula. The cannula can have movable lock members that secure it to the attachment ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: Carine Hoarau, Steven H. Reichenbach, J. Donald Hill, George Hsu, Andrew R. Miller, James Badia, Nina Boiadjieva, Shuo-Hsiu Chang, Philip Haarstad, Olga M. Stanescu, Stephen Kenneth Sundquist
  • Patent number: 10770919
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems for wireless energy transfer including transcutaneous energy transfer. Embodiments are disclosed for user interface (UI) hubs to connect multiple batteries and to output system information to a patient. Embodiments are further disclosed for garments and devices to be worn by a patient requiring treatment. The garments are configured for a desired placement of a transmitter coil relative to a body of the patient and for facilitating patient comfort and quality of life. Methods for manufacturing and using the devices and the systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: Carine Hoarau, Jeffrey R. Lind, Ian Coll McEachern, John Nguyen, Joanna M. Ignacio, Chalan Koneru, John Curtis Layton, Nicole L. Parks, Leif A. Erickson, Serge Dubeau, Martin A. Leugers, Alex R. Brown
  • Patent number: 10722633
    Abstract: Systems and related methods for supplying power to a medical device employ self-charging serially-connectable portable batteries. A system includes a base module and external battery modules. The base module is operatively coupled with the medical device and includes a base module input connector. Each of the external battery modules includes one or more battery cells, an output connector, an input connector, and a controller. The output connector is configured to output electrical power from the external battery module. The input connector is configured to receive electrical power from another of the plurality of external battery modules. The controller is operatively coupled with the one or more battery cells, the output connector, and the input connector. The controller is configured to control distribution of electrical power received via the input connector to charge the one or more battery cells and/or to be output via the output connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: Brian Kimball, Joseph C. Stark, III, Peter Thatcher, John Freddy Hansen, Peter Andriola, Carine Hoarau, Jaime Arturo Romero, Jesse Gage
  • Patent number: 10636566
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless energy transfer are described. A transmitter unit has a transmitter resonator with a coil that is coupled to a power supply to wirelessly transmit power to a receiver unit. A receiver unit has a receiver resonator with a coil coupled to a device load. At least one of the resonators is a malleable, non-planar resonator that can be bent and shaped to conform to a patient's anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: Carine Hoarau, Steven Reichenbach, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 10476317
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless energy transfer are described. A transmitter unit has a transmitter resonator with a coil that is coupled to a power supply to wirelessly transmit power to a receiver unit. A receiver unit has a receiver resonator with a coil coupled to a device load. The receiver unit can include a ferrite enclosure to prevent transmission of magnetic flux into electronics of the receiver unit, and can include ferrite fins to increase a coupling between the transmitter resonator and the receiver resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: TCI LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Wong, George Chao-chih Hsu, John Duc Nguyen, Carine Hoarau, Steven Reichenbach, Kevin Gerald Heppell
  • Publication number: 20190318870
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless energy transfer are described. A transmitter unit has a transmitter resonator with a coil that is coupled to a power supply to wirelessly transmit power to a receiver unit. A receiver unit has a receiver resonator with a coil coupled to a device load. At least one of the resonators is a malleable, non-planar resonator that can be bent and shaped to conform to a patient's anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Carine HOARAU, Steven REICHENBACH, Don HANNULA
  • Publication number: 20190290820
    Abstract: An external controller assembly for a medical device implanted in a patient includes an external controller and an external driveline assembly. The external controller includes an external controller display viewable by the patient. The external driveline assembly includes an external driveline cable and an external driveline distal connector. The external driveline cable is connected to the external driveline distal connector and the external controller. The external driveline cable accommodates positioning of the external driveline distal connector, by the patient, for simultaneous viewing of the external driveline distal connector and the external controller display by the patient. The external driveline distal connector is adapted to be connected to the distal driveline proximal connector by the patient. The external driveline distal connector is adapted to be disconnected from the distal driveline proximal connector by the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: John Nguyen, Fabian Franco, Mark Di Paola, Carine Hoarau, Nathan Harold, Michael Morado
  • Patent number: 10373756
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless energy transfer are described. A transmitter unit has a transmitter resonator with a coil that is coupled to a power supply to wirelessly transmit power to a receiver unit. A receiver unit has a receiver resonator with a coil coupled to a device load. At least one of the resonators is a malleable, non-planar resonator that can be bent and shaped to conform to a patient's anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: Carine Hoarau, Steven Reichenbach, Don Hannula
  • Publication number: 20190067993
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems for wireless energy transfer including transcutaneous energy transfer. Embodiments are disclosed for user interface (UI) hubs to connect multiple batteries and to output system information to a patient. Embodiments are further disclosed for garment and devices to be worn by a patient requiring treatment. The garments are configured for desired placement of a transmitter coil relative to the body and for facilitating patient comfort and quality of life. Methods for manufacturing and using the devices and system are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Carine Hoarau, Jeffrey R. Lind, Ian Coll McEachern, John Nguyen, Joanna M. Ignacio, Chalan Koneru, John Curtis Layton, Nicole L. Parks, Leif A. Erickson, Serge Dubeau, Martin A. Leugers, Alex R. Brown
  • Patent number: 10148126
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems for wireless energy transfer including transcutaneous energy transfer. Embodiments are disclosed for user interface (UI) hubs to connect multiple batteries and to output system information to a patient. Embodiments are further disclosed for garments and devices to be worn by a patient requiring treatment. The garments are configured for a desired placement of a transmitter coil relative to a body of the patient and for facilitating patient comfort and quality of life. Methods for manufacturing and using the devices and the systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: Carine Hoarau, Jeffrey R. Lind, Ian Coll McEachern, John Nguyen, Joanna M. Ignacio, Chalan Koneru, John Curtis Layton, Nicole L. Parks, Leif A. Erickson, Serge Dubeau, Martin A. Leugers, Alex R. Brown
  • Publication number: 20180289876
    Abstract: A cutting edge of a punch includes side segments and a central segment disposed between the side segments. When the punch head slides into a hollow blade, the central segment of the cutting edge meets the punch head before the side segments meet the punch head. The central segment starts cutting first, which can help avoid a dog-bone shaped hole when the punch is used on a blood vessel, such as the aorta.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: John Duc Nguyen, Carine Hoarau, Steven H. Reichenbach, James Badia, Ruth Eleanor Costa
  • Publication number: 20180256800
    Abstract: Systems and related methods for supplying power to an implantable blood pump are provided. A system includes a base module and a plurality of energy storage devices. A first energy storage device is operatively coupled to the base module. A second energy storage device is operatively coupled to the first modular energy storage device. The energy storage devices are mechanically coupled in series, electrically coupled in parallel, and configured to provide redundant sources of power to drive an implantable blood pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Conyers, Jesse Gage, Carine Hoarau, Jaime Arturo Romero, Joseph C. Stark, III
  • Publication number: 20180250459
    Abstract: Systems and related methods for supplying power to a medical device employ self-charging serially-connectable portable batteries. A system includes a base module and external battery modules. The base module is operatively coupled with the medical device and includes a base module input connector. Each of the external battery modules includes one or more battery cells, an output connector, an input connector, and a controller. The output connector is configured to output electrical power from the external battery module. The input connector is configured to receive electrical power from another of the plurality of external battery modules. The controller is operatively coupled with the one or more battery cells, the output connector, and the input connector. The controller is configured to control distribution of electrical power received via the input connector to charge the one or more battery cells and/or to be output via the output connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Kimball, Joseph C. Stark, III, Peter Thatcher, John Freddy Hansen, Peter Andriola, Carine Hoarau, Jaime Arturo Romero, Jesse Gage
  • Publication number: 20180200422
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for securing a driveline to a portion of skin are disclosed herein. The driveline can connect an external controller to an implantable blood pump. The skin anchor can include a driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion can receive the driveline and fix a position of the driveline with respect to the driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion includes: a driveline receiver that can receive the driveline; and a driveline anchor that can engage the driveline to fix the position of the driveline with respect to the driveline receiver. The skin anchor can include a force distribution portion. The force distribution portion can engage a portion of skin and fix a position of the portion of skin with respect to the force distribution portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: John Duc Nguyen, John Donald Hill, Fabian Franco, Chris Eskildsen, David Gary Eldridge, Carine Hoarau, Yi-Ren Woo, John J. Hagerty, Pete Cardamone
  • Publication number: 20180200420
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for securing a driveline to a bone are disclosed herein. The driveline can connect an external controller to an implantable blood pump. The bone anchor can include a driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion can receive the driveline and fix a position of the driveline with respect to the driveline capture portion. The driveline capture portion includes: a driveline receiver that can receive the driveline; and a driveline anchor that can engage the driveline to fix the position of the driveline with respect to the driveline receiver. The bone anchor can include a bone capture portion. The bone capture portion can engage a bone and fix a position of the bone with respect to the bone capture portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: John Mark Di Paola, Eric Lee, John Duc Nguyen, Carine Hoarau, Yi-Ren Woo, Chris Eskildsen, Pete Cardamone, John J. Hagerty, JR.