Patents by Inventor Charles J. Love

Charles J. Love 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: 10799348
    Abstract: An inflatable structure for use in biological lumens and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. The structure can have an inflatable balloon formed into a plurality of cells encircled by a shell. A strap can extend between the cells. The shell can have proximal and distal tapered necks, longitudinally-oriented flutes, and apertures at the proximal and distal ends of the shell. The shell can include a reinforcement having tapered sections over the necks and strips extending between the tapered sections. A semi-compliant or compliant balloon can be placed around the outside of the inflatable structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LOMA VISTA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Q. Tilson, Paul J. Dreyer, Mitchell C. Barham, Mark C. Scheeff, Charles S. Love, Garrett J. Gomes, Jonathan Kurniawan, Cameron S. Moore
  • Patent number: 8043126
    Abstract: An improved medical lead assembly and method of use is provided. The lead assembly includes a lead body, and a spring member positioned adjacent to the lead body. The spring member may be deployed a selectable amount to maintain the lead body in a fixed location within a patient's body. The spring member may be an expandable coil, a mesh structure that is similar to a stent, or any other similar device that may be positioned in a low-profile state during a lead implant procedure. After the lead is positioned at a target destination, the spring member may be deployed an amount that is selected based on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue, including vessel size. According to one aspect of the invention, the lead assembly may provide means for facilitating chronic lead extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Vicki L. Bjorklund, John L. Sommer, Douglas S. Hine, Charles J. Love, Douglas N. Hess, Nicolaas M. Lokhoff
  • Publication number: 20100256719
    Abstract: An improved medical lead assembly and method of use is provided. The lead assembly includes a lead body, and a spring member positioned adjacent to the lead body. The spring member may be deployed a selectable amount to maintain the lead body in a fixed location within a patient's body. The spring member may be an expandable coil, a mesh structure that is similar to a stent, or any other similar device that may be positioned in a low-profile state during a lead implant procedure. After the lead is positioned at a target destination, the spring member may be deployed an amount that is selected based on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue, including vessel size. According to one aspect of the invention, the lead assembly may provide means for facilitating chronic lead extraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Vicki L. Bjorklund, John L. Sommer, Douglas S. Hine, Charles J. Love, Douglas N. Hess, Nicolaas M. Lokhoff
  • Patent number: 7736198
    Abstract: An improved medical lead assembly and method of use is provided. The lead assembly includes a lead body, and a spring member positioned adjacent to the lead body. The spring member may be deployed a selectable amount to maintain the lead body in a fixed location within a patient's body. The spring member may be an expandable coil, a mesh structure that is similar to a stent, or any other similar device that may be positioned in a low-profile state during a lead implant procedure. After the lead is positioned at a target destination, the spring member may be deployed an amount that is selected based on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue, including vessel size. According to one aspect of the invention, the lead assembly may provide means for facilitating chronic lead extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Vicki L. Bjorklund, John L. Sommer, Douglas S. Hine, Charles J. Love, Douglas N. Hess, Nicolaas M. Lokhoff
  • Patent number: 7107105
    Abstract: An improved medical lead assembly and method of use is provided. The lead assembly includes a lead body, and a spring member positioned adjacent to the lead body. The spring member may be deployed a selectable amount to maintain the lead body in a fixed location within a patient's body. The spring member may be an expandable coil, a mesh structure that is similar to a stent, or any other similar device that may be positioned in a low-profile state during a lead implant procedure. After the lead is positioned at a target destination, the spring member may be deployed an amount that is selected based on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue, including vessel size. According to one aspect of the invention, the lead assembly may provide means for facilitating chronic lead extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Vicki L. Bjorklund, John L Sommer, Douglas S. Hine, Charles J. Love, Douglas N. Hess, Nicolaas M. Lokhoff
  • Publication number: 20040059404
    Abstract: An improved medical lead assembly and method of use is provided. The lead assembly includes a lead body, and a spring member positioned adjacent to the lead body. The spring member may be deployed a selectable amount to maintain the lead body in a fixed location within a patient's body. The spring member may be an expandable coil, a mesh structure that is similar to a stent, or any other similar device that may be positioned in a low-profile state during a lead implant procedure. After the lead is positioned at a target destination, the spring member may be deployed an amount that is selected based on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue, including vessel size. According to one aspect of the invention, the lead assembly may provide means for facilitating chronic lead extraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Vicki L. Bjorklund, John L. Sommer, Douglas S. Hine, Charles J. Love, Douglas N. Hess, Nicolaas M. Lokhoff
  • Patent number: 4438541
    Abstract: The disclosure teaches a new method of dental plaque removal and the structure of a brush bristle which enables the method most efficiently. A filament loop of contractable material such as polypropylene is caused to shrink as it is being attached to a base. The loop exhibits an extraordinary contraction wherein the loop is not merely reduced as expected, but by the process of this invention it contracts into tightly adjacent filaments with a tight return loop. The resulting bristle not only solves the vexing problem of proper bristle polishing, but as an unexpected additional value, exhibits a greatly improved capability to actually scoop away tooth deposits such as plaque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Inventors: Joseph Jacob, Charles J. Love