Patents by Inventor Chad Roue

Chad Roue 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: 10426487
    Abstract: The present technology is directed generally to devices, systems, and methods for enclosing anatomical openings. In several embodiments, an aneurysm device is endovascularly deliverable to a site proximate to an arterial aneurysm. The aneurysm device includes a closure structure having a distal-facing aspect configured to at least partially occlude the aneurysm and a proximal-facing aspect configured to arch over lumina of an artery. The device further includes a supplemental stabilizer connected to the closure structure and configured to reside in the artery and press outward against a luminal wall thereof. In some embodiments, the device can also include a barrier spanning at least a portion of the distal-facing aspect of the closure structure and configured to further occlude a neck of the aneurysm. In further embodiments, the closure structure can be configured to restrict and/or divert flow to or from the aneurysm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Pulsar Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Bachman, Chad Roue, Marc Jensen, Mike Walsh, Scott Cameron, Michael Gendreau, Robert M. Abrams
  • Patent number: 10398427
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the tongue. An implant is positioned within at least a portion of the tongue and may be secured to other surrounding structures such as the mandible and/or hyoid bone. In general, the implant is manipulated to displace at least a portion of the posterior tongue in an anterior or lateral direction, or to alter the tissue tension or compliance of the tongue. Methods and devices for adjusting a glossopexy system are also disclosed. Adjusting a distance between two body-engaging structures can be performed without disengaging a tether from either of the body-engaging structures in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Dineen, Mark Hirotsuka, Jasper Jackson, Andrew Frazier, Chad Roue, Erik van der Burg
  • Publication number: 20170224353
    Abstract: The present technology is directed generally to devices, systems, and methods for enclosing anatomical openings. In several embodiments, an aneurysm device is endovascularly deliverable to a site proximate to an arterial aneurysm. The aneurysm device includes a closure structure having a distal-facing aspect configured to at least partially occlude the aneurysm and a proximal-facing aspect configured to arch over lumina of an artery. The device further includes a supplemental stabilizer connected to the closure structure and configured to reside in the artery and press outward against a luminal wall thereof. In some embodiments, the device can also include a barrier spanning at least a portion of the distal-facing aspect of the closure structure and configured to further occlude a neck of the aneurysm. In further embodiments, the closure structure can be configured to restrict and/or divert flow to or from the aneurysm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Pulsar Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony BACHMAN, Chad ROUE, Marc JENSEN, Mike WALSH, Scott CAMERON, Michael GENDREAU, Robert M. ABRAMS
  • Patent number: 9636117
    Abstract: The present technology is directed generally to devices, systems, and methods for enclosing anatomical openings. In several embodiments, an aneurysm device is endovascularly deliverable to a site proximate to an arterial aneurysm. The aneurysm device includes a closure structure having a distal-facing aspect configured to at least partially occlude the aneurysm and a proximal-facing aspect configured to arch over lumina of an artery. The device further includes a supplemental stabilizer connected to the closure structure and configured to reside in the artery and press outward against a luminal wall thereof. In some embodiments, the device can also include a barrier spanning at least a portion of the distal-facing aspect of the closure structure and configured to further occlude a neck of the aneurysm. In further embodiments, the closure structure can be configured to restrict and/or divert flow to or from the aneurysm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: PULSAR VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Bachman, Chad Roue, Marc Jensen, Mike Walsh, Scott Cameron, Michael Gendreau, Robert M. Abrams
  • Publication number: 20160361054
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the tongue. An implant is positioned within at least a portion of the tongue and may be secured to other surrounding structures such as the mandible and/or hyoid bone. In general, the implant is manipulated to displace at least a portion of the posterior tongue in an anterior or lateral direction, or to alter the tissue tension or compliance of the tongue. Methods and devices for adjusting a glossopexy system are also disclosed. Adjusting a distance between two body-engaging structures can be performed without disengaging a tether from either of the body-engaging structures in some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Dineen, Mark Hirotsuka, Jasper Jackson, Andrew Frazier, Chad Roue, Erik Kurt Witt van der Burg
  • Patent number: 9408742
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the tongue. An implant is positioned within at least a portion of the tongue and may be secured to other surrounding structures such as the mandible and/or hyoid bone. In general, the implant is manipulated to displace at least a portion of the posterior tongue in an anterior or lateral direction, or to alter the tissue tension or compliance of the tongue. Methods and devices for adjusting a glossopexy system are also disclosed. Adjusting a distance between two body-engaging structures can be performed without disengaging a tether from either of the body-engaging structures in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Dineen, Mark Hirotsuka, Jasper Jackson, Andrew Frazier, Chad Roue, Erik van der Burg
  • Patent number: 9393067
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for remodeling the tongue. One or more spaces or cavities are formed in the tongue using, for example, surgical or RF ablative techniques. The cavities can be closed or collapsed by inserting a tethered soft tissue anchor into the tongue and attaching the tethered portion of the soft tissue anchor to a bony structure such as the mandible or hyoid bone in order to exert a collapsing force on the one or more spaces or cavities. The insertion pathway of the tethered soft tissue anchor may pass adjacent to or even through one or more cavities. Also disclosed herein is a tongue remodeling system that includes means for creating a space in the tongue, and a tissue anchor configured to close the space. The tissue anchor may be tethered or expandable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Erik van der Burg, Beverly Tucker Woodson, Michael Dineen, Mark Hirotsuka, Jasper Jackson, Andrew Frazier, Chad Roue
  • Patent number: 9259229
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes implantable therapeutic devices and methods for endovascular placement of devices at a target site, such as an opening at a neck of an aneurysm. In particular, selected embodiments of the present technology comprise a coil loop, or tip, on a portion of the implantable device. The coil tip can provide a soft and/or smooth interface with the aneurysm and can provide improved coverage of the neck of the aneurysm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Pulsar Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Abrams, Chad Roue, Marc Jensen
  • Publication number: 20150327867
    Abstract: The present technology is directed generally to devices, systems, and methods for enclosing anatomical openings. In several embodiments, an aneurysm device is endovascularly deliverable to a site proximate to an arterial aneurysm. The aneurysm device comprises a closure structure having a distal-facing aspect configured to at least partially occlude the aneurysm and a proximal-facing aspect configured to arch over lumina of an artery. The device further includes a supplemental stabilizer connected to the closure structure and configured to reside in the artery and press outward against a luminal wall thereof. In some embodiments, the device can also include a barrier spanning at least a portion of the distal-facing aspect of the closure structure and configured to further occlude a neck of the aneurysm. In further embodiments, the closure structure can be configured to restrict and/or divert flow to or from the aneurysm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony Bachman, Chad Roue, Marc Jensen, Mike Walsh, Scott Cameron, Michael Gendreau, Robert M. Abrams
  • Patent number: 9179906
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the palatal tissue. An implant is positioned within at least a portion of the soft palate and may be secured to other surrounding, less mobile structures such as the hard palate or the mucosa overlying the hard palate. The implant may be manipulated to displace at least a portion of the soft palate in an anterior or lateral direction, or to alter the tissue tension or compliance of the soft palate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Frazier, Chad Roue, Erik van der Burg, Michael Dineen, Mark Hirotsuka, Jasper Jackson
  • Patent number: 9119625
    Abstract: The present technology is directed generally to devices, systems, and methods for enclosing anatomical openings. In several embodiments, an aneurysm device is endovascularly deliverable to a site proximate to an arterial aneurysm. The aneurysm device includes a closure structure having a distal-facing aspect configured to at least partially occlude the aneurysm and a proximal-facing aspect configured to arch over lumina of an artery. The device further includes a supplemental stabilizer connected to the closure structure and configured to reside in the artery and press outward against a luminal wall thereof. In some embodiments, the device can also include a barrier spanning at least a portion of the distal-facing aspect of the closure structure and configured to further occlude a neck of the aneurysm. In further embodiments, the closure structure can be configured to restrict and/or divert flow to or from the aneurysm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Pulsar Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Bachman, Chad Roue, Marc Jensen, Mike Walsh, Scott Cameron, Michael Gendreau, Robert M. Abrams
  • Publication number: 20150075541
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and devices for the treatment of airway obstruction, such as obstructive sleep apnea, and devices and methods that facilitate insertion and retrieval of the same. In one embodiment, disclosed is a tissue tensioner that includes an elongate flexible tether having a first end and a second end, a bone anchor configured to be connected to a patient's mandible, a tissue ingrowth implant configured to be implanted in a patient's tongue and connected to the second end of the tether, and an adjustment mechanism configured to be held by the bone anchor adjacent the patient's mandible and configured to receive the first end of the tether and configured to adjust tension in the flexible tether between the patient's mandible and tongue. Various anchors, tethers, securement mechanisms, and adjustment mechanisms that can be used with glossal and palatal remodeling systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Michael DINEEN, Mark HIROTSUKA, Jasper JACKSON, Damien SHULOCK, Andrew FRAZIER, Chad ROUE, Erik VAN DER BURG
  • Patent number: 8821575
    Abstract: Methods and devices for rhinoplasty and treating nasal valve stenosis are disclosed herein. The nasal valve acts as a flow-limiter and can contribute to airway obstruction if resistance within the nasal valve is excessive. In one embodiment, a system for treating nasal valve stenosis includes a first elongate implant and a second elongate implant configured to support the nasal valves when implanted. The implants can be coupled together by connecting elements, such as eyelets, tethers, complementary socket joints, and button-rivet supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Erik Van Der Burg, Michael Dineen, Mark Hirotsuka, Jasper Jackson, Andrew Frazier, Chad Roue
  • Patent number: 8757163
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and devices for the treatment of airway obstruction, such as obstructive sleep apnea, and devices and methods that facilitate insertion and retrieval of the same. In one embodiment, disclosed is a tissue tensioner that includes an elongate flexible tether having a first end and a second end, a bone anchor configured to be connected to a patient's mandible, a tissue ingrowth implant configured to be implanted in a patient's tongue and connected to the second end of the tether, and an adjustment mechanism configured to be held by the bone anchor adjacent the patient's mandible and configured to receive the first end of the tether and configured to adjust tension in the flexible tether between the patient's mandible and tongue. Various anchors, tethers, securement mechanisms, and adjustment mechanisms that can be used with glossal and palatal remodeling systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Dineen, Mark Hirotsuka, Jasper Jackson, Damien Shulock, Andrew Frazier, Chad Roue, Erik Van Der Burg
  • Publication number: 20130304109
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes implantable therapeutic devices and methods for endovascular placement of devices at a target site, such as an opening at a neck of an aneurysm. In particular, selected embodiments of the present technology comprise a coil loop, or tip, on a portion of the implantable device. The coil tip can provide a soft and/or smooth interface with the aneurysm and can provide improved coverage of the neck of the aneurysm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Robert M. Abrams, Chad Roue, Marc Jensen
  • Patent number: 8371307
    Abstract: Methods and devices for the treatment of airway obstruction, sleep apnea and snoring are disclosed. In some embodiments, a glossal suspension system includes a tissue tensioner that includes a suture loop made of one or more sutures configured to suspend the tongue with at least one portion configured to extend laterally through the tongue, and a securement mechanism configured to be attached to a patient's mandible that includes one more adjustment assemblies for engaging the one or more sutures and adjusting tension on the suture loop. Various tethers and anchors that can be used with the glossal suspension system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Mark Hirotsuka, Jasper Jackson, Damien Shulock, Andrew Frazier, Chad Roue, Erik van der Burg, Michael Dineen
  • Publication number: 20120266895
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the palatal tissue. An implant is positioned within at least a portion of the soft palate and may be secured to other surrounding, less mobile structures such as the hard palate or the mucosa overlying the hard palate. The implant may be manipulated to displace at least a portion of the soft palate in an anterior or lateral direction, or to alter the tissue tension or compliance of the soft palate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Andrew FRAZIER, Chad ROUE, Erik van der BURG, Michael DINEEN, Mark HIROTSUKA, Jasper JACKSON
  • Publication number: 20120216818
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for remodeling the tongue. One or more spaces or cavities are formed in the tongue using, for example, surgical or RF ablative techniques. The cavities can be closed or collapsed by inserting a tethered soft tissue anchor into the tongue and attaching the tethered portion of the soft tissue anchor to a bony structure such as the mandible or hyoid bone in order to exert a collapsing force on the one or more spaces or cavities. The insertion pathway of the tethered soft tissue anchor may pass adjacent to or even through one or more cavities. Also disclosed herein is a tongue remodeling system that includes means for creating a space in the tongue, and a tissue anchor configured to close the space. The tissue anchor may be tethered or expandable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Erik Van der BURG, Beverly TUCKER WOODSON, Michael DINEEN, Mark HIROTSUKA, Jasper JACKSON, Andrew FRAZIER, Chad ROUE
  • Patent number: 8220466
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the palatal tissue. An implant is positioned within at least a portion of the soft palate and may be secured to other surrounding, less mobile structures such as the hard palate or the mucosa overlying the hard palate. The implant may be manipulated to displace at least a portion of the soft palate in an anterior or lateral direction, or to alter the tissue tension or compliance of the soft palate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Frazier, Chad Roue, Erik van der Burg, Michael Dineen, Mark Hirotsuka, Jasper Jackson
  • Patent number: 8186355
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for remodeling the tongue. One or more spaces or cavities are formed in the tongue using, for example, surgical or RF ablative techniques. The cavities can be closed or collapsed by inserting a tethered soft tissue anchor into the tongue and attaching the tethered portion of the soft tissue anchor to a bony structure such as the mandible or hyoid bone in order to exert a collapsing force on the one or more spaces or cavities. The insertion pathway of the tethered soft tissue anchor may pass adjacent to or even through one or more cavities. Also disclosed herein is a tongue remodeling system that includes means for creating a space in the tongue, and a tissue anchor configured to close the space. The tissue anchor may be tethered or expandable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Erik van der Burg, Beverly Tucker Woodson, Michael Dineen, Mark Hirotsuka, Jasper Jackson, Andrew Frazier, Chad Roue