Patents by Inventor Corbett W. Stone

Corbett W. Stone 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: 10413356
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system may be used to treat disease tissue by gentle heating in combination with gentle or standard dilation. An elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable balloon having a plurality of electrodes engage tissue including diseased tissue when the structure expands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Michael F. Hoey, Arthur G. Blanck, Len Briggs, Mike Perry, Rolfe Tyson Gustus
  • Publication number: 20190117301
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system for treatment of a blood vessel of a patient include an elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable structure. A plurality of electrodes or other electrosurgical energy delivery surfaces can radially engage material to be treated when the structure expands. A material detector near the distal end of the catheter body may measure circumferential material distribution, and a power source selectively energizes the electrodes to eccentrically treat of a body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: THOMAS A. STEINKE, CORBETT W. STONE, STEPHEN O. ROSS, BRIAN S. KELLEHER, RAPHAEL M. MICHEL, DONALD H. KOENIG
  • Patent number: 10213252
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for treating diseased tissue by gentle heating. The method induces vasodilation on tissue disposed about an lumen having both healthy tissue and diseased tissue. The method includes coupling a probe surface to the luminal tissue at a target location and transmitting desired quantities of tissue remodeling energy from the coupled probe into each of a plurality of discrete remodeling zones in the luminal tissue so that the tissue remodeling energy heats the plurality of remodeling zones, the remodeling energy being configured to avoid muscular contraction and inhibit both acute and long-term occlusion of the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vessix, Inc.
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Michael F. Hoey, Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Mike Perry, Arthur G. Blanck, Linas R. Kunstmanas
  • Publication number: 20190046058
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing a surgical procedures on the spine are described, including a spinal access system. The spinal access system may have a stimulation cannula with a stimulation electrode at a distal end. The stimulation cannula is configured to be advanced along an access path toward a patient's lumbar spine while coupled to a nerve monitoring system configured to detect nerves in the path of the stimulation cannula by stimulating the stimulation electrode at the distal end of the stimulation cannula and monitoring an electrical current level determined after a neuro-muscular onset response is detected via one or more return electrodes positioned on the patient's leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian S. Kelleher, James F. Marino, Corbett W. Stone, Robin H. Vaughn, Jeffrey H. Owen
  • Patent number: 10188457
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system for treatment of a blood vessel of a patient include an elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable structure. A plurality of electrodes or other electrosurgical energy delivery surfaces can radially engage material to be treated when the structure expands. A material detector near the distal end of the catheter body may measure circumferential material distribution, and a power source selectively energizes the electrodes to eccentrically treat of a body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Vessix Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Steinke, Corbett W. Stone, Stephen O. Ross, Brian S. Kelleher, Raphael M. Michel, Donald H. Koenig
  • Publication number: 20180353239
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system can use energy tailored for remodeling and/or removal of target material along a body lumen, often of atherosclerotic material of a blood vessel of a patient. An elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable structure may have a plurality of electrodes or other electrosurgical energy delivery surfaces to radially engage atherosclerotic material when the structure expands. An atherosclerotic material detector system may measure and/or characterize the atherosclerotic material and its location, optionally using impedance monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: CORBETT W. STONE, MICHAEL F. HOEY, THOMAS A. STEINKE, RAPHAEL M. MICHEL, ARTHUR G. BLANCK, MARLENE KAY TRUESDALE, BRET HERSCHER
  • Patent number: 9974607
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for treating diseased tissue by gentle heating. The method induces vasodilation on tissue disposed about an lumen having both healthy tissue and diseased tissue. The method includes coupling a probe surface to the luminal tissue at a target location and transmitting desired quantities of tissue remodeling energy from the coupled probe into each of a plurality of discrete remodeling zones in the luminal tissue so that the tissue remodeling energy heats the plurality of remodeling zones, the remodeling energy being configured to avoid muscular contraction and inhibit both acute and long-term occlusion of the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: VESSIX VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Michael F. Hoey, Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Mike Perry, Arthur G. Blanck, Linas R Kunstmanas
  • Patent number: 9808232
    Abstract: A dilation system for accessing a surgical target site to perform surgical procedures. In one version, the dilation system includes a plurality of open sided dilators having non-circular cross sections and configured to slidably and non-rotationally engage with one another in a sequential manner. In another version, the dilation system includes an expandable dilator movable from a closed condition to an expanded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Heiman, Dustin Harvey, Corbett W. Stone, Kabir Gambhir, Timothy Anderson, Benjamin Arnold, Robert Bishop, Paul S. Maguire
  • Patent number: 9743853
    Abstract: Methods for determining structural integrity of a bone within the spine of a patient, the bone having a first aspect and a second aspect, wherein the second aspect separated from the first aspect by a width and located adjacent to a spinal nerve. The methods involve (a) applying an electrical stimulus to the first aspect of the bone; (b) electrically monitoring a muscle myotome associated with the spinal nerve to detect if an onset neuro-muscular response occurs in response to the application of the electrical stimulus to the first aspect of the bone; (c) automatically increasing the magnitude of the electrical stimulus to until the onset neuro-muscular response is detected; and (d) communicating to a user via at least one of visual and audible information representing the magnitude of the electrical stimulus which caused the onset neuro-muscular response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian S. Kelleher, James F. Marino, Corbett W. Stone, Robin H. Vaughn, Jeffrey H. Owen
  • Publication number: 20170172557
    Abstract: A minimally invasive dilation device includes a plurality of rigid arms radially arrayed about a center and a dilating member positioned between the arms. A stylus may occupy the center. An outer flexible sleeve may be circumferentially secured to the arms, lying within or without the plurality of arms. An inner mesh may surround the stylus and dilating member. The device may be introduced into tissue toward a targeted area, while in a closed configuration. The dilating member may be a balloon, wherein upon inflation of the balloon, the arms are pushed radially outward, expanding the device and dilating the surrounding tissue. The dilating member may be a tube, wherein upon insertion of the tube, the arms are pushed radially outward. A cannula may be inserted inside the plurality of arms to keep the arms in an open configuration, and the dilating member may be withdrawn, providing an open passageway through the device to the targeted area. The device may be used with a neural monitoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Ephraim Akyuz, Stuart Goble, Bryan Howard, Daniel J. Triplett, Andrew R. Fauth, Douglas M. Lorang
  • Publication number: 20170065292
    Abstract: An ultrasonic dissection and coagulation system for surgical use is provided. The system includes an ultrasonic instrument, a control module, and a remote actuator. The ultrasonic instrument has a housing and an elongated body portion extending from the housing. An ultrasonic transducer supported within the housing is operatively connected to a cutting jaw by a vibration coupler. The vibration coupler conducts high frequency vibration from the ultrasonic transducer to the cutting jaw. A trocar assembly including a cannula may be provided to slidably receive the elongated portion of the ultrasonic instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Dominick L. Mastri, Corbett W. Stone
  • Publication number: 20170056105
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system for eccentric remodeling and/or removal of atherosclerotic material of a blood vessel of a patient include an elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable structure. A plurality of electrodes or other electrosurgical energy delivery surfaces can radially engage atherosclerotic material when the structure expands. An atherosclerotic material detector near the distal end of the catheter body may measure circumferential atherosclerotic material distribution, and a power source selectively energizes the electrodes to eccentrically remodel the measured atherosclerotic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Tom A. Steinke, Corbett W. Stone, Stephen O. Ross, Brian S. Kelleher, Raphael M. Michel, Donald H. Koenig
  • Publication number: 20170035424
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for endoscopy or endosonography-guided transluminal interventions whereby two luminal structures in the body may be drawn toward each other and a fluid conduit formed in between. The device may have a hollow central member to which is coupled a distal retention member and in one embodiment a proximal retention member. The retention members may each be positioned inside one of the luminal structures and expanded from a first condition to an expanded second condition having an increased radius. The length of the central member may be shortened and its diameter expanded to approximate the two retention members and thereby the luminal structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth F. Binmoeller, Corbett W. Stone
  • Patent number: 9510901
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system for eccentric remodeling and/or removal of atherosclerotic material of a blood vessel of a patient include an elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable structure. A plurality of electrodes or other electrosurgical energy delivery surfaces can radially engage atherosclerotic material when the structure expands. An atherosclerotic material detector near the distal end of the catheter body may measure circumferential atherosclerotic material distribution, and a power source selectively energizes the electrodes to eccentrically remodel the measured atherosclerotic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Vessix Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom A. Steinke, Corbett W. Stone, Stephen O. Ross, Brian S. Kelleher, Raphael M. Michel, Donald H. Koenig
  • Publication number: 20160278755
    Abstract: A minimally invasive dilation device includes a plurality of rigid arms radially arrayed about a center and a dilating member positioned between the arms. A stylus may occupy the center. An outer flexible sleeve may be circumferentially secured to the arms, lying within or without the plurality of arms. An inner mesh may surround the stylus and dilating member. The device may be introduced into tissue toward a targeted area, while in a closed configuration. The dilating member may be a balloon, wherein upon inflation of the balloon, the arms are pushed radially outward, expanding the device and dilating the surrounding tissue. The dilating member may be a tube, wherein upon insertion of the tube, the arms are pushed radially outward. A cannula may be inserted inside the plurality of arms to keep the arms in an open configuration, and the dilating member may be withdrawn, providing an open passageway through the device to the targeted area. The device may be used with a neural monitoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Ephraim Akyuz, Stuart Goble, Bryan Howard, Daniel J. Triplett, Andrew R. Fauth, Douglas M. Lorang
  • Patent number: 9327100
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for selective drug or fluid delivery in a lumen through a coating or fluid delivery channels. One system includes an elongate catheter having a proximal end and a distal end with an axis therebetween, the catheter having a radially expandable balloon near the distal end and an energy delivery portion proximate the balloon for transmission of energy, a thermally changeable coating having a releasable drug coupled to the balloon, the thermally changeable coating being oriented to be urged against the body tissue when the expandable balloon expands and an energy source operatively coupled to the energy delivery portion configured to energize the energy delivery portion to heat and liquefy the thermally changeable coating to release the drug to the body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: VESSIX VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Perry, Corbett W. Stone, Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Ronda Schreiber, Meital Mazor, Brian D. Conn
  • Patent number: 9173765
    Abstract: A pair of pads is held against the remus of a patient's jaw, to prevent the jaw from slipping back and causing an airway obstruction, while the patient's neck is hyperextended to also cause the patient's airway to stay open. A device including the adjustable jaw pads as well as a triangularly shaped portion over which the patient's neck rests is not required to be attached to the surface on which the patient is lying, and permits the patient to be rolled on either side while still maintaining the patency of the patient's airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventors: Randal Haworth, Corbett W. Stone
  • Patent number: 9125666
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system for eccentric remodeling and/or removal of atherosclerotic material of a blood vessel of a patient include an elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable structure. A plurality of electrodes or other electrosurgical energy delivery surfaces can radially engage atherosclerotic material when the structure expands. An atherosclerotic material detector near the distal end of the catheter body may measure circumferential atherosclerotic material distribution, and a power source selectively energizes the electrodes to eccentrically remodel the measured atherosclerotic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: VESSIX VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Tom A. Steinke, Corbett W. Stone, Stephen O. Ross, Brian S. Kelleher, Raphael M. Michel, Donald H. Koenig
  • Patent number: 9125667
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system may be used to treat disease tissue by gentle heating in combination with gentle or standard dilation. An elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable balloon having a plurality of electrodes engage tissue including diseased tissue when the structure expands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: VESSIX VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Michael F. Hoey, Arthur G. Blanck, Len Briggs, Mike Perry, Rolfe Tyson Gustus
  • Publication number: 20150157228
    Abstract: An expandable tip cannula system, comprising: a hollow cannula shaft having a proximal end and a distal end; and an expandable tip mounted at the distal end of the hollow cannula shaft, the expandable tip comprising a plurality of generally-triangular shaped petals held together in a radially-inwardly tapered arrangement between adjacent petals, each petal comprising a nerve sensing electrode disposed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: James F. Marino, Corbett W. Stone, Troy K. Christopher, Jeffrey J. Blewett, Brian S. Kelleher