Patents by Inventor Cody L. Bliss

Cody L. Bliss 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).

  • Publication number: 20180263802
    Abstract: A retrieval device includes an elongate element having a collapsible retriever at its distal end, wherein the collapsible retriever can be axially delivered over or through an introducer to the site of an object to be retrieved, e.g., a failed endoluminal device. When the retrieval device reaches the failed endoluminal device, the endoluminal device and the retrieval device are withdrawn together through the introducer. The introducer is configured to force the retrieval device down over the endoluminal device reducing the french size of the spent endoluminal device upon extraction. The collapsible retriever can be configured to side-mount a delivery element, or it can be integrated into a delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan
  • Patent number: 10010437
    Abstract: A retrieval device includes an elongate element having a collapsible retriever at its distal end, wherein the collapsible retriever can be axially delivered over or through an introducer to the site of an object to be retrieved, e.g., a failed endoluminal device. When the retrieval device reaches the failed endoluminal device, the endoluminal device and the retrieval device are withdrawn together through the introducer. The introducer is configured to force the retrieval device down over the endoluminal device reducing the French size of the spent endoluminal device upon extraction. The collapsible retriever can be configured to side-mount a delivery element, or it can be integrated into a delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan
  • Patent number: 9387039
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of using medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Michael D. Dake, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu J. Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Publication number: 20150313626
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of using medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Michael D. Dake, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu J. Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Patent number: 9107681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of using medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: W. L. Gore Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Michael D. Dake, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu J. Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Publication number: 20140012252
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of using medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Michael D. Dake, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu J. Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Patent number: 8556921
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of using medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Michael D. Dake, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu Jagdish Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Patent number: 8491613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections. The cutting tool is provided with a delivery catheter and has a remotely actuated cutting blade or cutting wire component. The cutting tool is provided with at least one displacement element. The displacement element assists in placement of the cutting tool at a desired location. The displacement element also assists in maintaining contact between the cutting blade and tissue being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu Jagdish Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Publication number: 20110144672
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of using medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Michael D. Dake, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu Jagdis Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Publication number: 20110118769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections. The cutting tool is provided with a delivery catheter and has a remotely actuated cutting blade or cutting wire component. The cutting tool is provided with at least one displacement element. The displacement element assists in placement of the cutting tool at a desired location. The displacement element also assists in maintaining contact between the cutting blade and tissue being cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu Jagdish Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort