Patents by Inventor Craig B. Berky

Craig B. Berky 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: 20200030093
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure includes a system comprising prosthetic chordae, at least one attachment member including a channel, a female securing member, and a papillary penetration member configured to pass through the channel, the chordae, and the securing member when implanted in a patient's heart. The penetration member includes an axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: A. Marc Gillinov, Michael K. Banbury, Jeremy Hemingway, Craig B. Berky, Jonathan Bauer
  • Publication number: 20190314157
    Abstract: A method of creating a wedge-shaped recess in a bone is disclosed. The method includes creating a cylindrical recess within a bone, positioning a tool within the cylindrical recess, radially expanding an articulating cutter of the tool and rotating the tool to remove additional bone along the cylindrical recess' side walls and create a wedge-shaped recess; wherein, a diameter of the bottom surface of the wedge-shaped recess is larger than a diameter of a surface opening of the wedge-shaped recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: CARTIVA, INC.
    Inventors: Steven P. WALSH, Letitia TUDOR, Ernest N. CORRAO, JR., Craig B. BERKY, Jonathan P. BAUER, Jeremy HEMINGWAY, Michael AXELROD
  • Patent number: 10376368
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method of treating a joint of a patient comprises creating a recess in a bone located at or near a targeted joint, wherein the recess includes a generally wedge or truncated cone shape. In one embodiment, the recess in a bone comprises a surface opening along an outer surface of the bone and a bottom opening along the distal end of the recess, such that a diameter of the surface opening is generally smaller than a diameter of the bottom opening. The method additionally comprises providing a joint implant having a wedge or truncated cone shape, wherein a diameter of a top end of the joint implant is generally smaller than a diameter of a bottom end of the joint implant, inserting the joint implant within the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CARTIVA, INC.
    Inventors: Steven P. Walsh, Letitia Tudor, Ernest N. Corrao, Craig B. Berky, Jonathan P. Bauer, Jeremy Hemingway, Michael Axelrod
  • Patent number: 10368987
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure includes a system comprising prosthetic chordae, at least one attachment member including a channel, a female securing member, and a papillary penetration member configured to pass through the channel, the chordae, and the securing member when implanted in a patient's heart. The penetration member includes an axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: A. Marc Gillinov, Michael K. Banbury, Jeremy Hemingway, Craig B. Berky, Jonathan Bauer
  • Patent number: 10285712
    Abstract: A method of occluding an appendage of the heart with a clamp including at least first and second elongate clamping portions, the first and second elongate clamping portions including tissue engaging surfaces that promote tissue ingrowth. The method includes implanting the clamp by positioning the first and second elongate clamping portions on opposite sides of the appendage. At least one of the first or second elongate clamping portions is biased toward the other of the first and second elongate clamping portions to place the clamp into a clamping position on the appendage. Tissue ingrowth into the tissue engaging surfaces retains the clamp in place on the appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Idx Medical, Ltd., The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Delos M. Cosgrove, III, Warren P. Williamson, IV, Craig B. Berky
  • Patent number: 9959787
    Abstract: A training method for sclerotherapy. The method includes directing a needle tip into communication with an artificial venous structure, dispensing a fluid through the needle to force fluid from the artificial venous structure and detecting the fluid that is displaced from the artificial venous structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Nelson Medical Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Dvora Y. Nelson, Craig B. Berky, Thomas M. Kress
  • Publication number: 20170165074
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method of treating a joint of a patient comprises creating a recess in a bone located at or near a targeted joint, wherein the recess includes a generally wedge or truncated cone shape. In one embodiment, the recess in a bone comprises a surface opening along an outer surface of the bone and a bottom opening along the distal end of the recess, such that a diameter of the surface opening is generally smaller than a diameter of the bottom opening. The method additionally comprises providing a joint implant having a wedge or truncated cone shape, wherein a diameter of a top end of the joint implant is generally smaller than a diameter of a bottom end of the joint implant, inserting the joint implant within the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Steven P. Walsh, Letitia Tudor, Ernest N. Corrao, Craig B. Berky, Jonathan P. Bauer, Jeremy Hemingway, Michael Axelrod
  • Patent number: 9579012
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for facilitating insertion of an endotracheal tube and/or for verifying the position of the endotracheal tube within an airway of a patient with respect to an anatomical landmark of a patient are disclosed. Systems, methods, and devices for facilitating removal of debris from the distal airways of a patient under direct visualization are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: ENDOCLEAR LLC
    Inventors: Brad E. Vazales, Arthur Bertolero, Alan Davidner, Ken Watson, James M Gracy, Clifton P Colwell, Craig B. Berky, Dwight Morejohn, Dwayne Griffin, Richard Tefo
  • Patent number: 9526632
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method of treating a joint of a patient comprises creating a recess in a bone located at or near a targeted joint, wherein the recess includes a generally wedge or truncated cone shape. In one embodiment, the recess in a bone comprises a surface opening along an outer surface of the bone and a bottom opening along the distal end of the recess, such that a diameter of the surface opening is generally smaller than a diameter of the bottom opening. The method additionally comprises providing a joint implant having a wedge or truncated cone shape, wherein a diameter of a top end of the joint implant is generally smaller than a diameter of a bottom end of the joint implant, inserting the joint implant within the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Cartiva, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Walsh, Letitia Tudor, Ernest N. Corrao, Craig B. Berky, Jonathan P. Bauer, Jeremy Hemingway, Michael Axelrod
  • Patent number: 9480562
    Abstract: A system includes a pre-sized prosthetic chordae, a papillary penetration member, and a female securing member. The pre-sized prosthetic chordae is directly connected to an attachment member. The papillary penetration member extends through both the chordae and the attachment member. The female securing member receives the penetration member. The penetration member is an axis about which the chordae pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: A. Marc Gillinov, Michael K. Banbury, Jeremy Hemingway, Craig B. Berky, Jonathan Bauer
  • Publication number: 20160278919
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure includes a system comprising prosthetic chordae, at least one attachment member including a channel, a female securing member, and a papillary penetration member configured to pass through the channel, the chordae, and the securing member when implanted in a patient's heart. The penetration member includes an axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: A. Marc Gillinov, Michael K. Banbury, Jeremy Hemingway, Craig B. Berky, Jonathan Bauer
  • Patent number: 9398837
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for facilitating insertion of an endotracheal tube and/or for verifying the position of the endotracheal tube within an airway of a patient with respect to an anatomical landmark of a patient are disclosed. Systems, methods, and devices for facilitating removal of debris from the distal airways of a patient under direct visualization are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: ENDOCLEAR LLC
    Inventors: Brad E. Vazales, Arthur Bertolero, Alan Davidner, Ken Watson, James M. Gracy, Clifton P. Colwell, Craig B. Berky, Dwight Morejohn
  • Publication number: 20160193011
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for the cleaning of an endotracheal tube while a patient is being supported by a ventilator connected to the endotracheal tube for the purpose of increasing the available space for airflow or to prevent the build up of materials that may constrict airflow or be a potential nidus for infection. In one embodiment, a method for cleaning endotracheal tubes comprises inserting a cleaning device within an endotracheal tube while a cleaning member is in a compressed position, radially expanding the cleaning member to an expanded position within the endotracheal tube, and withdrawing the cleaning device from the endotracheal tube with the cleaning member in the expanded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Brad E. Vazales, Arthur Bertolero, Ken Watson, James M. Gracy, Clifton P. Colwell, Craig B. Berky, Alan Davidner
  • Publication number: 20160038308
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method of treating a joint of a patient comprises creating a recess in a bone located at or near a targeted joint, wherein the recess includes a generally wedge or truncated cone shape. In one embodiment, the recess in a bone comprises a surface opening along an outer surface of the bone and a bottom opening along the distal end of the recess, such that a diameter of the surface opening is generally smaller than a diameter of the bottom opening. The method additionally comprises providing a joint implant having a wedge or truncated cone shape, wherein a diameter of a top end of the joint implant is generally smaller than a diameter of a bottom end of the joint implant, inserting the joint implant within the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Steven P. Walsh, Letitia Tudor, Ernest N. Corrao, Craig B. Berky, Jonathan P. Bauer, Jeremy Hemingway, Michael Axelrod
  • Publication number: 20150320426
    Abstract: A method of occluding an appendage of the heart with a clamp including at least first and second elongate clamping portions, the first and second elongate clamping portions including tissue engaging surfaces that promote tissue ingrowth. The method includes implanting the clamp by positioning the first and second elongate clamping portions on opposite sides of the appendage. At least one of the first or second elongate clamping portions is biased toward the other of the first and second elongate clamping portions to place the clamp into a clamping position on the appendage. Tissue ingrowth into the tissue engaging surfaces retains the clamp in place on the appendage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Delos M. Cosgrove, III, Warren P. Williamson, IV, Craig B. Berky
  • Patent number: 9155543
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method of treating a joint of a patient comprises creating a recess in a bone located at or near a targeted joint, wherein the recess includes a generally wedge or truncated cone shape. In one embodiment, the recess in a bone comprises a surface opening along an outer surface of the bone and a bottom opening along the distal end of the recess, such that a diameter of the surface opening is generally smaller than a diameter of the bottom opening. The method additionally comprises providing a joint implant having a wedge or truncated cone shape, wherein a diameter of a top end of the joint implant is generally smaller than a diameter of a bottom end of the joint implant, inserting the joint implant within the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Cartiva, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Walsh, Letitia Tudor, Ernest N. Corrao, Jr., Craig B. Berky, Jonathan P. Bauer, Jeremy Hemingway
  • Patent number: 9131875
    Abstract: A device for measuring a length of a cervix includes an elongate measurement member extending along a longitudinal axis and including a measurement scale thereon, a hollow member coaxial with and disposed over the elongate measurement member, a flange offset from the longitudinal axis and attached to a distal end of the hollow member, a handle attached to a proximal end of the measurement member, and a locking mechanism on the handle. The hollow member is freely rotatable about the longitudinal axis relative to the measurement member to place the flange in a first position and in a second position perpendicular to the first position without moving the measurement scale. The locking mechanism is configured, when locked, to fix the hollow member relative to the measurement member and, when unlocked, to allow the hollow member to slide axially along the measurement member in the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Cervilenz Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Bauer, Dean R. Koch, Paul E. McCreadie, Michael Glenn Ross, Craig B. Berky
  • Patent number: 9119627
    Abstract: A method of occluding an appendage of the heart with a clamp including at least first and second elongate clamping portions, the first and second elongate clamping portions including tissue engaging surfaces that promote tissue ingrowth. The method includes implanting the clamp by positioning the first and second elongate clamping portions on opposite sides of the appendage. At least one of the first or second elongate clamping portions is biased toward the other of the first and second elongate clamping portions to place the clamp into a clamping position on the appendage. Tissue ingrowth into the tissue engaging surfaces retains the clamp in place on the appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: IDX MEDICAL, LTD, THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Delos M. Cosgrove, Warren P. Williamson, IV, Craig B. Berky
  • Publication number: 20150228204
    Abstract: A training method for sclerotherapy. The method includes directing a needle tip into communication with an artificial venous structure, dispensing a fluid through the needle to force fluid from the artificial venous structure and detecting the fluid that is displaced from the artificial venous structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Dvora Y. Nelson, Craig B. Berky, Thomas M. Kress
  • Patent number: 9097630
    Abstract: A method of staging a tissue sample cassette, including a cassette body and a lid, from an upper position in a frame used during a tissue embedding process to a lower position in the frame. The method comprises coupling the cassette with the frame such that the cassette is in the upper position and positively stopped at the upper position by first structure on a wall of the frame. The cassette is moved relative to the frame to the lower position by selectively engaging the cassette with a staging mechanism. An external force is applied to the cassette with the staging mechanism in a direction to move the cassette from the upper position toward the lower position. The cassette is retained in the lower position using second structure on the wall of the frame, such that the cassette is exposed for embedding the cassette in an embedding medium and subsequently slicing the tissue sample embedded in the embedding medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: BioPath Automation, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Warren P. Williamson, IV, Craig B. Berky, Stephen P. Whitlatch, Thomas J. Ward