Patents by Inventor Colin Forde

Colin Forde 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: 20160166257
    Abstract: A bristle device for delivery into a body lumen comprises a longitudinally extending stem 1 and a plurality of bristles extending generally outwardly from the stem for anchoring the device in a body lumen. There may be at least two bristle segments and in some cases there are flexible sections between the segments. The flexible sections articulate to enable the device to pass through a catheter placed in a tortuous anatomy or to be deployed in a curved vessel, or across a bifurcation. In some cases at least some of the bristle segments are spaced-apart to accommodate bending of the bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Wayne ALLEN, Colin FORDE, Paul GILSON, Liam MULLINS, William SHERIDAN
  • Publication number: 20160067444
    Abstract: A catheter includes a shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end and a sheath which extends along the length of the catheter shaft. The sheath includes a compliant material and is expansile for fluid delivery from a distal end of the sheath to the proximal end of the catheter. The sheath is connected to a Luer on the proximal end of the catheter. Upon injection of fluid/particles through the Luer, the sheath expands to provide a temporary lumen which facilitates flow of fluid/particles from the proximal end of the catheter to an opening or opening adjacent to the distal end of the sheath and at or near the distal end of the catheter shaft for delivery of the fluid/particles into the vessel. Upon cessation of injection pressure, the sheath automatically contracts to provide a lower profile to easily accommodate repositioning/removal of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
    Inventors: Wayne ALLEN, Mark BRUZZI, Colin FORDE, Liam MULLINS
  • Publication number: 20160030047
    Abstract: A bristle device (8) for delivery into a body lumen comprises a longitudinally extending stem and a plurality of bristles extending generally outwardly from the stem for anchoring the device in a body lumen. There may beat least two bristle segments (96) and there are flexible sections (95) between the segments (96). The flexible sections (95) articulate to enable the device to pass through a catheter placed in a tortuous anatomy or to be deployed in a curved vessel, or across a bifurcation. In some cases at least some of the bristle segments (96) are spaced-apart to accommodate bending of the bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: National University of Ireland, Galway
    Inventors: Wayne ALLEN, Colin FORDE, Paul GILSON, Liam MULLINS, William SHERIDAN
  • Publication number: 20140276388
    Abstract: Provided is a device for delivery into a body lumen having a longitudinally extending stem and a plurality of bristles extending generally radially outwardly from the stem. The device includes at least two different groups or types of bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: National University of Ireland, Galway
    Inventors: Wayne ALLEN, Colin FORDE, Liam MULLINS, Paul GILSON
  • Publication number: 20060100687
    Abstract: The invention relates to a delivery catheter assembly (100) for a self-expanding stent or other device deployed in a similar manner, comprising: an inner shaft (1) located coaxially within an outer shaft (2). Each of the shafts (1, 2) comprises an elongate spiral-cut outer hypotube (12, 14). Each of the hypotubes (12, 14) has a plurality of slots (25) cut in the side wall thereof to increase the flexibility of the hypotube, and the slots are elongate slots (25) extending about the hypotube in a spiral or circumferential path which is interrupted at intervals by solid struts (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventors: Seamus Fahey, Eamonn McDermott, Liam Farrissey, John Gilbert, Colin Forde, Erik Trip