Patents by Inventor Christopher J. Tarapata

Christopher J. Tarapata 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: 10716685
    Abstract: Methods of inserting and retaining interbody fusion material are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include inserting an anchored implant comprising a bone anchoring portion and an engagement portion. A method may also include inserting at least one bone fusion material within a disc space between two adjacent vertebral bodies. In some embodiments, a method includes driving the bone anchoring portion into an outer surface of at least one of the adjacent vertebral bodies and recessing the bone anchoring portion within the outer surface of the at least one adjacent vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Jacob Einhorn, Christopher J. Tarapata, Robert Kevin Moore, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20200138486
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher J. Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 10470804
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher J. Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 10076424
    Abstract: Methods of inserting and retaining interbody fusion material are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include inserting an anchored implant comprising a bone anchoring portion and an engagement portion. A method may also include inserting at least one bone fusion material within a disc space between two adjacent vertebral bodies. In some embodiments, a method includes driving the bone anchoring portion into an outer surface of at least one of the adjacent vertebral bodies and recessing the bone anchoring portion within the outer surface of the at least one adjacent vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Jacob Einhorn, Christopher J. Tarapata, Robert Kevin Moore, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20170333089
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher J. Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 9610106
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher J. Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20160184110
    Abstract: Methods of inserting and retaining interbody fusion material are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include inserting an anchored implant comprising a bone anchoring portion and an engagement portion. A method may also include inserting at least one bone fusion material within a disc space between two adjacent vertebral bodies. In some embodiments, a method includes driving the bone anchoring portion into an outer surface of at least one of the adjacent vertebral bodies and recessing the bone anchoring portion within the outer surface of the at least one adjacent vertebral body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Jacob Einhorn, Christopher J. Tarapata, Robert Kevin Moore, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 9226832
    Abstract: Methods of inserting and retaining interbody fusion material are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include inserting an anchored implant comprising a bone anchoring portion and an engagement portion. A method may also include inserting at least one bone fusion material within a disc space between two adjacent vertebral bodies. In some embodiments, a method includes driving the bone anchoring portion into an outer surface of at least one of the adjacent vertebral bodies and recessing the bone anchoring portion within the outer surface of the at least one adjacent vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Jacob Einhorn, Christopher J. Tarapata, Robert Kevin Moore, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20150366589
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher J. Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 9039741
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher J. Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 8016854
    Abstract: A strut assembly to be used in conjunction with an embolic filtering device has varying strut thicknesses, with the thickness selected based at least in part on the flexing characteristics of the particular portion of the strut assembly. The strut assembly is formed with patterns having flexing portions and stable portions, with the flexing portions contributing to the flexibility of the strut assembly during delivery and recovery in the patient's vasculature. The stable portions remain relatively unflexed and stiff when being delivered or recovered from the patient's vasculature. The stable portions provide strength and increased radiopacity to the strut assembly which is needed when the strut assembly is deployed in the body vessel. The flexing portions act much like a mechanical hinges in providing the needed flexibility to resiliently bend when being delivered through tortuous anatomy of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Boylan, Orlando M. Padilla, Christopher J. Tarapata
  • Publication number: 20090228090
    Abstract: A catheter assembly is provided having an inner member and an outer member extending along a longitudinal axis, the inner member and the outer member having a coaxial configuration and dimensioned for relative axial movement. The outer member has a wall defining an opening such as a longitudinal slot; an expanding member such as a leaf spring is connected to the inner member, the leaf spring being adapted to engage with the longitudinal slot so as to maintain rotational alignment between inner member and outer member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Winnette S. McIntosh, Christopher J. Tarapata
  • Patent number: 7488342
    Abstract: A catheter assembly is provided having an inner member and an outer member extending along a longitudinal axis, the inner member and the outer member having a coaxial configuration and dimensioned for relative axial movement. The outer member has a wall defining an opening such as a longitudinal slot; an expanding member such as a leaf spring is connected to the inner member, the leaf spring being adapted to engage with the longitudinal slot so as to maintain rotational alignment between inner member and outer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Winnette S. McIntosh, Christopher J. Tarapata
  • Publication number: 20080208244
    Abstract: A strut assembly to be used in conjunction with an embolic filtering device has varying strut thicknesses, with the thickness selected based at least in part on the flexing characteristics of the particular portion of the strut assembly. The strut assembly is formed with patterns having flexing portions and stable portions, with the flexing portions contributing to the flexibility of the strut assembly during delivery and recovery in the patient's vasculature. The stable portions remain relatively unflexed and stiff when being delivered or recovered from the patient's vasculature. The stable portions provide strength and increased radiopacity to the strut assembly which is needed when the strut assembly is deployed in the body vessel. The flexing portions act much like a mechanical hinges in providing the needed flexibility to resiliently bend when being delivered through tortuous anatomy of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: John F. Boylan, Orlando M. Padilla, Christopher J. Tarapata
  • Patent number: 7338510
    Abstract: A strut assembly to be used in conjunction with an embolic filtering device has varying strut thicknesses, with the thickness selected based at least in part on the flexing characteristics of the particular portion of the strut assembly. The strut assembly is formed with patterns having flexing portions and stable portions, with the flexing portions contributing to the flexibility of the strut assembly during delivery and recovery in the patient's vasculature. The stable portions remain relatively unflexed and stiff when being delivered or recovered from the patient's vasculature. The stable portions provide strength and increased radiopacity to the strut assembly which is needed when the strut assembly is deployed in the body vessel. The flexing portions act much like a mechanical hinges in providing the needed flexibility to resiliently bend when being delivered through tortuous anatomy of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Boylan, Orlando M. Padilla, Christopher J. Tarapata
  • Patent number: 6860898
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a self-expanding stent for implantation into a body lumen, such as an artery. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common longitudinal stent axis and interconnected by a plurality of interconnecting members placed on the stent in a collinear arrangement such as to create at least one continuous spine which extends along the length of the stent. The invention is also directed to a stent delivery system for implantation of a stent in a vessel which includes an outer tubular member having a restraining sheath and an inner tubular member having a distal end which has a compressed stent mounted thereto. The proximal end of the inner tubular member is connected to a housing assembly which prevents the inner tubular member from moving when the outer tubular member is retracted to deploy the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Stack, Matthew J. Fitz, Christopher J. Tarapata
  • Publication number: 20040267301
    Abstract: An embolic protection device for use in a blood vessel when an interventional procedure is being performed in a stenosed or occluded region to capture any embolic material which may be created and released into the bloodstream during the procedure. The device includes a filtering assembly having a self-expanding strut assembly and a filter element attached thereto. In one embodiment, the filtering assembly is attached to the distal end of a guide wire and is deployed within the patient's vasculature as the guide wire is manipulated into the area of treatment. A restraining sheath placed over the filtering assembly in a coaxial arrangement maintains the filtering assembly in its collapsed position until it is ready to be deployed by the physician. Thereafter, the sheath can be retracted to expose the filtering assembly which will then self-expand within the patient's vasculature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: John F. Boylan, William J. Boyle, Andy E. Denison, Debashis Dutta, Benjamin C. Huter, Scott J. Huter, Paul F. Muller, Samir Patel, Christopher J. Tarapata, Chicheng Wang, Francisco Sanchez, Kent C.B. Stalker
  • Patent number: 6814749
    Abstract: Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels, such as the carotid arteries, are disclosed. The stents consist of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common longitudinal stent axis and interconnected by one or more interconnecting members placed so that the stent is flexible in a longitudinal direction. The cylindrical elements are generally serpentine wave pattern transverse to the longitudinal axis between alternating valley portion and peak portions, the valley portion including alternating double-curved portions and U-shaped portions. The interconnecting members are attached to the double-curved portions to connect a cylindrical element to an adjacent cylindrical element and interconnecting members are attached to the U-shaped portions to connect the cylindrical element to the other adjacent cylindrical element. The designs include an eight crown and six crown stent which exhibit flexibility and sufficient radial strength to support the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Cox, Matthew J. Fitz, Anuja Patel, Christopher J. Tarapata
  • Publication number: 20040098088
    Abstract: A catheter assembly is provided having an inner member and an outer member extending along a longitudinal axis, the inner member and the outer member having a coaxial configuration and dimensioned for relative axial movement. The outer member has a wall defining an opening such as a longitudinal slot; an expanding member such as a leaf spring is connected to the inner member, the leaf spring being adapted to engage with the longitudinal slot so as to maintain rotational alignment between inner member and outer member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Winnette S. McIntosh, Christopher J. Tarapata
  • Patent number: 6702834
    Abstract: An embolic protection device for use in a blood vessel when an interventional procedure is being performed in a stenosed or occluded region to capture any embolic material which may be created and released into the bloodstream during the procedure. The device includes a filtering assembly having a self-expanding strut assembly and a filter element attached thereto. In one embodiment, the filtering assembly is attached to the distal end of a guide wire and is deployed within the patient's vasculature as the guide wire is manipulated into the area of treatment. A restraining sheath placed over the filtering assembly in a coaxial arrangement maintains the filtering assembly in its collapsed position until it is ready to be deployed by the physician. Thereafter, the sheath can be retracted to expose the filtering assembly which will then self-expand within the patient's vasculature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Boylan, William J. Boyle, Andy E. Denison, Debashis Dutta, Benjamin C. Huter, Scott J. Huter, Paul F. Muller, Samir Patel, Christopher J. Tarapata, Chicheng Wang, Francisco Sanchez, Kent C. B. Stalker