Patents by Inventor Christopher T. Boyle

Christopher T. Boyle 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: 11045338
    Abstract: An implantable expandable medical device in which selected regions of the device are in a martensite phase and selected regions are in an austenite phase. The martensitic regions exhibit pseudoplastic behavior in vivo and may be deformed without recovery under in vivo body conditions. In contrast the austenitic regions exhibit superelastic behavior in vivo and will recover their pre-programmed configuration upon deformation or release of an applied strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Christopher E. Banas, Denes Marton
  • Publication number: 20210168327
    Abstract: Existence of instrumentation for automatic video recording creates an excess capacity of video recording for those who own automatic video recorders. Others may want to utilize this excess capacity to record their activities thus there is a need for a system that helps match those who would like to utilize the excess capacity with those who have such capacity. Such excess capacity is matched with demand to use such excess capacity by creating a network of automatic video recording units and tags that are associated with people who want to be recorded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: H4 Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Konstantin Othmer, Gordon Jason Glover, Alexander G. Sammons
  • Publication number: 20200336696
    Abstract: Existence of instrumentation for automatic video recording creates an excess capacity of video recording for those who own automatic video recorders. Others may want to utilize this excess capacity to record their activities thus there is a need for a system that helps match those who would like to utilize the excess capacity with those who have such capacity. Such excess capacity is matched with demand to use such excess capacity by creating a network of automatic video recording units and tags that are associated with people who want to be recorded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: H4 Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Konstantin Othmer, Gordon Jason Glover, Alexander G. Sammons
  • Patent number: 10745799
    Abstract: Implantable medical grafts fabricated of metallic or pseudometallic films of biocompatible materials having a plurality of microperforations passing through the film in a pattern that imparts fabric-like qualities to the graft or permits the geometric deformation of the graft. The implantable graft is preferably fabricated by vacuum deposition of metallic and/or pseudometallic materials into either single or multi-layered structures with the plurality of microperforations either being formed during deposition or after deposition by selective removal of sections of the deposited film. The implantable medical grafts are suitable for use as endoluminal or surgical grafts and may be used as vascular grafts, stent-grafts, skin grafts, shunts, bone grafts, surgical patches, non-vascular conduits, valvular leaflets, filters, occlusion membranes, artificial sphincters, tendons and ligaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Christopher T. Boyle
  • Publication number: 20200256944
    Abstract: Current indoor tracking methods are inadequate to accurately and reliably point a pointer or camera at an object or a person doing an activity. An apparatus and method are provided for cooperative tracking that is operable both indoors and outdoors. The system works using ranging technology without the need for placing radiation sources and/or sensors in set locations around the location where tracking takes place. The apparatus and method may be used for automatic filming, allowing free movement of both the subject of the filming and that of the camera with a compact design, and providing easy setup at any location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: H4 Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Jason Glover, Christopher T. Boyle
  • Patent number: 10728488
    Abstract: Existence of instrumentation for automatic video recording creates an excess capacity of video recording for those who own automatic video recorders. Others may want to utilize this excess capacity to record their activities thus there is a need for a system that helps match those who would like to utilize the excess capacity with those who have such capacity. Such excess capacity is matched with demand to use such excess capacity by creating a network of automatic video recording units and tags that are associated with people who want to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: H4 Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Konstantin Othmer, Gordon Jason Glover, Alexander G. Sammons
  • Publication number: 20200181753
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an implantable endoluminal graft. The implantable endoluminal graft is comprised of a microporous thin-film metal covering having a plurality of openings and a structural support element underlying and physically attached to the microporous thin-film metal covering, the microporous thin-film metal covering having shape memory properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Christopher E. Banas, Denes Marton
  • Patent number: 10677887
    Abstract: Current indoor tracking methods are inadequate to accurately and reliably point a pointer or camera at an object or a person doing an activity. An apparatus and method are provided for cooperative tracking that is operable both indoors and outdoors. The system works using ranging technology without the need for placing radiation sources and/or sensors in set locations around the location where tracking takes place. The apparatus and method may be used for automatic filming, allowing free movement of both the subject of the filming and that of the camera with a compact design, and providing easy setup at any location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: H4 Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Jason Glover, Christopher T. Boyle
  • Patent number: 10660528
    Abstract: Implantable in vivo sensors used to monitor physical, chemical or electrical parameters within a body. The in vivo sensors are integral with an implantable medical device and are responsive to externally or internally applied energy. Upon application of energy, the sensors undergo a phase change in at least part of the material of the device which is then detected external to the body by conventional techniques such as radiography, ultrasound imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, radio frequency imaging or the like. The in vivo sensors of the present invention may be employed to provide volumetric measurements, flow rate measurements, pressure measurements, electrical measurements, biochemical measurements, temperature, measurements, or measure the degree and type of deposits within the lumen of an endoluminal implant, such as a stent or other type of endoluminal conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Bailey, Christopher T. Boyle, Denes Marton, Christopher E. Banas
  • Publication number: 20200107946
    Abstract: Guidewires and thin-film catheter-sheaths, fabricated using vacuum deposition techniques, which are monolayer or plural-layer members having ultra-thin wall thicknesses to provide very-low profile delivery assemblies for introduction and delivery of endoluminal devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher E. Banas, Steven R. Bailey, Christopher T. Boyle
  • Patent number: 10465274
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an implantable endoluminal graft. The implantable endoluminal graft is comprised of a microporous thin-film metal covering having a plurality of openings and a structural support element underlying and physically attached to the microporous thin-film metal covering, the microporous thin-film metal covering having shape memory properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Christopher E. Banas, Denes Marton
  • Publication number: 20190328563
    Abstract: A metal balloon catheter having a main tubular body, a metal balloon proximate a distal end of the main tubular body, a central annulus extending along an entire longitudinal aspect of the catheter for accommodating a guidewire therethrough and an inflation annulus adjacent the central annulus which extends along the longitudinal axis of the main tubular body and terminates in fluid flow communication with an inflation chamber of the metal balloon. The metal balloon catheter may be either unitary integral metal catheter in which the main tubular body and the balloon are fabricated of metal, or it may consist of a polymeric main tubular body and a metal balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Steven R. Bailey, Christopher E. Banas, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 10398830
    Abstract: The present invention consists of an implantable structural element for in vivo delivery of bioactive active agents to a situs in a body. The implantable structural element may be configured as an implantable prosthesis, such as an endoluminal stent, cardiac valve, osteal implant or the like, which serves a dual function of being prosthetic and a carrier for a bioactive agent. Alternatively, the implantable structural element may simply be an implantable article that serves the single function of acting as a time-release carrier for the bioactive agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher T. Boyle
  • Publication number: 20190219656
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for automatic cooperative object tracking using gain comparison of antenna pairs facing different directions. In cooperative object tracking, the object is associated with a radiation source, or beacon, that emits radiation that is detected by the tracking system. The present invention makes use of antennas that are not highly oriented antennas but are characterized by having a steep drop in their gain profiles at a particular angle of incidence of the radiation that they detect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: H4 Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Scott K. Taylor, Alexander G. Sammons, Gordon Jason Glover
  • Patent number: 10327925
    Abstract: The present invention consists of an implantable structural element for in vivo delivery of bioactive active agents to a situs in a body. The implantable structural element may be configured as an implantable prosthesis, such as an endoluminal stent, cardiac valve, osteal implant or the like, which serves a dual function of being prosthetic and a carrier for a bioactive agent. Alternatively, the implantable structural element may simply be an implantable article that serves the single function of acting as a time-release carrier for the bioactive agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher T. Boyle
  • Publication number: 20190150758
    Abstract: Implantable in vivo sensors used to monitor physical, chemical or electrical parameters within a body. The in vivo sensors are integral with an implantable medical device and are responsive to externally or internally applied energy. Upon application of energy, the sensors undergo a phase change in at least part of the material of the device which is then detected external to the body by conventional techniques such as radiography, ultrasound imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, radio frequency imaging or the like. The in vivo sensors of the present invention may be employed to provide volumetric measurements, flow rate measurements, pressure measurements, electrical measurements, biochemical measurements, temperature, measurements, or measure the degree and type of deposits within the lumen of an endoluminal implant, such as a stent or other type of endoluminal conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Steven R. Bailey, Christopher T. Boyle, Denes Marton, Christopher E. Banas
  • Patent number: 10292849
    Abstract: A metal balloon catheter having a main tubular body, a metal balloon proximate a distal end of the main tubular body, a central annulus extending along an entire longitudinal aspect of the catheter for accommodating a guidewire therethrough and an inflation annulus adjacent the central annulus which extends along the longitudinal axis of the main tubular body and terminates in fluid flow communication with an inflation chamber of the metal balloon. The metal balloon catheter may be either unitary integral metal catheter in which the main tubular body and the balloon are fabricated of metal, or it may consist of a polymeric main tubular body and a metal balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Steven R. Bailey, Christopher E. Banas, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 10291725
    Abstract: A network of systems to automatically record videos of one or multiple freely moving subjects using one or multiple cameras. The networked systems employ essential software for recording high quality videos. The network allows the development and use of additional software applications that modify and supplement the essential software. The network of systems further provides features for posting, playing, and streaming videos on a dedicated website, video hosting websites, and/or on social networking websites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: H4 ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Scott K. Taylor, Alexander G. Sammons
  • Publication number: 20190137597
    Abstract: Current indoor tracking methods are inadequate to accurately and reliably point a pointer or camera at an object or a person doing an activity. An apparatus and method are provided for cooperative tracking that is operable both indoors and outdoors. The system works using ranging technology without the need for placing radiation sources and/or sensors in set locations around the location where tracking takes place. The apparatus and method may be used for automatic filming, allowing free movement of both the subject of the filming and that of the camera with a compact design, and providing easy setup at any location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: H4 Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Jason Glover, Christopher T. Boyle
  • Publication number: 20190119808
    Abstract: Implantable medical grafts fabricated of metallic or pseudometallic films of biocompatible materials having a plurality of microperforations passing through the film in a pattern that imparts fabric-like qualities to the graft or permits the geometric deformation of the graft. The implantable graft is preferably fabricated by vacuum deposition of metallic and/or pseudometallic materials into either single or multi-layered structures with the plurality of microperforations either being formed during deposition or after deposition by selective removal of sections of the deposited film. The implantable medical grafts are suitable for use as endoluminal or surgical grafts and may be used as vascular grafts, stent-grafts, skin grafts, shunts, bone grafts, surgical patches, non-vascular conduits, valvular leaflets, filters, occlusion membranes, artificial sphincters, tendons and ligaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Christopher T. Boyle