Patents by Inventor Chris Decaria

Chris Decaria 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: 5372584
    Abstract: An apparatus to establish access into the uterus and the fallopian tubes of a female for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures includes a cervical access catheter, an ostial access catheter insertable through the cervical access catheter, and a fallopian access catheter insertable through the ostial access catheter. The cervical access catheter incorporates a distally located intrauterine balloon which is inflatable after insertion into the uterus. The cervical access catheter also incorporates a cervical retention disk which can be slid into position against the anterior lip of the cervix to anchor the cervical access catheter into the cervical canal between the intrauterine balloon and the cervical disk. Once the cervical access catheter is properly anchored, the ostial access catheter is inserted through the cervical access catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1994
    Assignee: Ovamed Corporation
    Inventors: John N. Zink, Chris Decaria, Jonathan Kagan, Robert S. Schenken, Ricci Smelser
  • Patent number: 5084010
    Abstract: A catheter system comprises a flexible catheter tube or body having a housing secured to its distal end. A plurality of structurally distinct terminal components are provided to attach to the forward end of the housing, while a plurality of interchangeable interventional elements are provided to attach to a drive member within the catheter. By properly selecting the terminal components and the interventional elements, a wide variety of specific therapeutic and diagnostic capabilities may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: Devices For Vascular Intervention, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Plaia, Richard L. Mueller, Chris Decaria