Patents by Inventor Daniel Rogers Burnett

Daniel Rogers Burnett 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: 9687243
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems facilitate gastric retention of a variety of therapeutic devices. devices generally include a support portion for preventing the device from passing through the pyloric valve or esophagus wherein a retaining member may optionally be included on the distal end of the positioning member for further maintaining a position of the device in the stomach. Some embodiments are deliverable into the stomach through the esophagus, either by swallowing or through a delivery tube or catheter. Some embodiments are fully reversible. Some embodiments self-expand within the stomach, while others are inflated or otherwise expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: BAROnova, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Gregory W. Hall
  • Patent number: 9622670
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for measuring pressure in a patient are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is a pressure measurement system comprising a pressure source, a compliant bladder, a catheter in communication with the pressure source, pressure sensors, and a controller configured to determine a pressure within the compliant bladder. The pressure measurement system can inflate the compliant bladder with gas or air to determine a pressure within a patient. In one embodiment, the pressure measurement system measures pressure within a peritoneal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Potrero Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Byron Reynolds, Brian M. Neil, Gregory W. Hall, Paul B. Guerra
  • Patent number: 9610459
    Abstract: An energy emitting apparatus for providing a medical therapy includes one or more energy generators, a logic controller connected to the one or more energy generators, and optionally one or more sensors that are connected to the logic controller for detecting muscle stimulation or electric conduction in a target nerve. The energy generators produce energy focused on the target nerve upon receiving a signal from the logic controller, and the energy can be varied by the logic controller according to an input provided by the one or more sensors. In certain embodiments, the energy emitting apparatus includes one or more conductive coils that produce a magnetic field focused on the target nerve upon receiving an electric current. In certain embodiments, a variety of cooling mechanisms or systems may be implemented for cooling the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: EMKinetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Christopher Hermanson, James H. Ahlman, Bruno Strul
  • Patent number: 9510834
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems facilitate gastric retention of a variety of therapeutic devices. devices generally include a support portion for preventing the device from passing through the pyloric valve or esophagus wherein a retaining member may optionally be included on the distal end of the positioning member for further maintaining a position of the device in the stomach. Some embodiments are deliverable into the stomach through the esophagus, either by swallowing or through a delivery tube or catheter. Some embodiments are fully reversible. Some embodiments self-expand within the stomach, while others are inflated or otherwise expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: BAROnova, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Gregory W. Hall
  • Patent number: 9427556
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the treatment of a body cavity or lumen are described where a heated fluid and/or gas may be introduced through a catheter and into treatment area within the body contained between one or more inflatable/expandable members. The catheter may also have optional pressure sensing elements which may allow for control of the pressure within the treatment zone and also prevent the pressure from exceeding a pressure of the inflatable/expandable members to thereby contain the treatment area between these inflatable/expandable members. Optionally, a chilled or room temperature fluid such as water may then be used to rapidly terminate the treatment session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Channel Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Rogers Burnett
  • Patent number: 9283022
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the treatment of a body cavity or lumen are described where a heated fluid and/or gas may be introduced through a catheter and into treatment area within the body contained between one or more inflatable/expandable members. The catheter may also have optional pressure and temperature sensing elements which may allow for control of the pressure and temperature within the treatment zone and also prevent the pressure from exceeding a pressure of the inflatable/expandable members to thereby contain the treatment area between these inflatable/expandable members. Optionally, a chilled, room temperature, or warmed fluid such as water may then be used to rapidly terminate the treatment session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Channel Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Brian Michael Neil, William Walter Malecki, Kathleen Marie Koch, Gregory Jin-keng Lee
  • Patent number: 9204828
    Abstract: A device may be implanted subcutaneously with an attached catheter inserted within, e.g., the peritoneal cavity of a subject. The catheter and/or device may also be inserted into another space, e.g., subcutaneous, vascular, peritoneal, cerebrospinal, pleural spaces, etc. The peritoneal fluid which normally collects and/or flows through the peritoneal cavity may be detected by the catheter and analyzed via the device to detect the concentration of glucose within the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: TheraNova, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Alejandro Covalin
  • Patent number: 8888797
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for intermittently obstructing a bodily opening, such as a gastric opening, and includes a proximal member connected to a distal member by a tether. The proximal member includes an apron member surrounding a first occluding member, which is formable from an elongated and narrower configuration to a contracted or expanded but wider configuration. When employed in the stomach, the device of the present invention is arranged transluminally, with the distal member disposed in the duodenum and the proximal member disposed against the pyloric valve, intermittently occluding the pyloric valve and preventing or delaying the flow of gastric contents through the pyloric valve. In certain embodiments, a reservoir may be included for releasing a substance of interest, for example for releasing insulin from a reservoir disposed in the distal member. Sensors, actuators, and data transmission devices may also be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: BAROnova, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Hugh Narciso, Paul Paspa, David Wiser, Stephen L. Meade
  • Patent number: 8865063
    Abstract: The current invention provides this advance in infection control via its unique application of active sterilization to a catheter or implant. While most catheters, and many implants, are passive devices, the current invention will provide an active component as a integral part of the implanted catheter or device to continuously or intermittently sterilize the exposed surfaces/areas of the device. This active sterilization may be accomplished by a variety of mechanisms, including, application of heat, RF, microwave, ultrasound, ultraviolet radiation or other energy capable of sterilizing the device or dislodging any problematic Biofilm that may form. The active sterilization may also employ the pumping of a sterilizing chemical from an attached drug reservoir, the use of electricity or freezing temperatures or any other mechanism for either inhibiting, killing or dislodging any infectious material in contact with the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: TheraNova, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Rogers Burnett
  • Patent number: 8821584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for intermittently obstructing a bodily opening, such as a gastric opening, and includes a proximal member connected to a distal member by a tether. The proximal member includes an apron member surrounding a first occluding member, which is formable from an elongated and narrower configuration to a contracted or expanded but wider configuration. When employed in the stomach, the device of the present invention is arranged transluminally, with the distal member disposed in the duodenum and the proximal member disposed against the pyloric valve, intermittently occluding the pyloric valve and preventing or delaying the flow of gastric contents through the pyloric valve. In certain embodiments, a reservoir may be included for releasing a substance of interest, for example for releasing insulin from a reservoir disposed in the distal member. Sensors, actuators, and data transmission devices may also be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: BAROnova, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Hugh Narciso, Paul Paspa, David Wiser, Stephen L. Meade
  • Patent number: 8795301
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for intermittently obstructing a bodily opening, such as a gastric opening, and includes a proximal member connected to a distal member by a tether. The proximal member includes an apron member surrounding a first occluding member, which is formable from an elongated and narrower configuration to a contracted or expanded but wider configuration. When employed in the stomach, the device of the present invention is arranged transluminally, with the distal member disposed in the duodenum and the proximal member disposed against the pyloric valve, intermittently occluding the pyloric valve and preventing or delaying the flow of gastric contents through the pyloric valve. In certain embodiments, a reservoir may be included for releasing a substance of interest, for example for releasing insulin from a reservoir disposed in the distal member. Sensors, actuators, and data transmission devices may also be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: BAROnova, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Hugh Narciso, Paul Paspa, David Wiser, Stephen L. Meade
  • Patent number: 8663338
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems facilitate intermittent and/or partial obstruction of a pyloric valve. Devices generally include a support portion for preventing the device from passing through the pyloric valve and a tissue engagement portion for contacting tissue adjacent the pyloric valve to obstruct the valve. Some embodiments also include a positioning member extending from the tissue engagement portion for helping position the device for obstructing the valve. A retaining member may optionally be included on the distal end of the positioning member for further maintaining a position of the device in the stomach. Some embodiments are deliverable into the stomach through the esophagus, either by swallowing or through a delivery tube or catheter. Some embodiments are fully reversible. Some embodiments self-expand within the stomach, while others are inflated or otherwise expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: BAROnova, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Gregory W. Hall, Roxanne Richman, David A. Gallup, Annette Campbell-White
  • Patent number: 8657885
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems facilitate intermittent and/or partial obstruction of a pyloric valve. Devices generally include a support portion for preventing the device from passing through the pyloric valve and a tissue engagement portion for contacting tissue adjacent the pyloric valve to obstruct the valve. Some embodiments also include a positioning member extending from the tissue engagement portion for helping position the device for obstructing the valve. A retaining member may optionally be included on the distal end of the positioning member for further maintaining a position of the device in the stomach. Some embodiments are deliverable into the stomach through the esophagus, either by swallowing or through a delivery tube or catheter. Some embodiments are fully reversible. Some embodiments self-expand within the stomach, while others are inflated or otherwise expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: BAROnova, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Gregory W. Hall, Roxanne Richman, David A. Gallup, Annette Campbell-White
  • Patent number: 8588884
    Abstract: In certain variations, methods, systems and/or devices for enhancing conductivity of an electrical signal through a subject's skin using one or more microneedle electrodes are provided. A microneedle electrode may be applied to the subject's skin by placing the microneedle electrode in direct contact with the subject's skin. The microneedles of the microneedle electrode may be inserted into the skin such that the microneedles pierce stratum corneum of the skin up to or through dermis of the skin. An electrical signal passes or is conducted through or across the microneedle electrode and the subject's skin, where impedance of the microneedle electrode is minimal and greatly reduced compared to existing technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: EMKinetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Anant V. Hegde, Amit Rajguru, Daniel Rogers Burnett, Christopher Hermanson
  • Publication number: 20130296984
    Abstract: An automated therapy system having an infusion catheter; a sensor adapted to sense a patient parameter; and a controller communicating with the sensor and programmed to control flow output from the infusion catheter into a patient based on the patient parameter without removing fluid from the patient. The invention also includes a method of controlling infusion of a fluid to a patient. The method includes the following steps: monitoring a patient parameter with a sensor to generate a sensor signal; providing the sensor signal to a controller; and adjusting fluid flow to the patient based on the sensor signal without removing fluid from the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Gregory W. Hall, Christopher Hermanson, Amit Rajguru
  • Publication number: 20130231584
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for measuring pressure in a patient are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is a pressure measurement system comprising a pressure source, a compliant bladder, a catheter in communication with the pressure source, pressure sensors, and a controller configured to determine a pressure within the compliant bladder. The pressure measurement system can inflate the compliant bladder with gas or air to determine a pressure within a patient. In one embodiment, the pressure measurement system measures pressure within a peritoneal cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Byron Reynolds, Brian M. Neil, Gregory W. Hall, Paul B. Guerra
  • Publication number: 20130226077
    Abstract: A method of providing hypothermia to a patient including the steps of inserting a fluid delivery member into a peritoneal cavity of the patient; delivering hypothermia fluid from a fluid source into the peritoneal cavity through the delivery member; and limiting fluid pressure within the peritoneal cavity without providing feedback control to the fluid source. The invention also provides an apparatus for practicing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Gregory W. Hall
  • Patent number: 8480648
    Abstract: An automated therapy system having an infusion catheter; a sensor adapted to sense a patient parameter; and a controller communicating with the sensor and programmed to control flow output from the infusion catheter into a patient based on the patient parameter without removing fluid from the patient. The invention also includes a method of controlling infusion of a fluid to a patient. The method includes the following steps: monitoring a patient parameter with a sensor to generate a sensor signal; providing the sensor signal to a controller; and adjusting fluid flow to the patient based on the sensor signal without removing fluid from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Velomedix, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Gregory Hall, Christopher Hermanson, Amit Rajguru
  • Patent number: 8439960
    Abstract: A method of providing hypothermia to a patient including the steps of inserting a fluid delivery member into a peritoneal cavity of the patient; delivering hypothermia fluid from a fluid source into the peritoneal cavity through the delivery member; and limiting fluid pressure within the peritoneal cavity without providing feedback control to the fluid source. The invention also provides an apparatus for practicing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Velomedix, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Gregory W. Hall
  • Patent number: 8435166
    Abstract: An energy emitting apparatus for providing a medical therapy includes one or more energy generators, a logic controller electrically connected to the one or more energy generators, and one or more sensors for detecting electric conduction in a target nerve that are connected to the logic controller. The one or more energy generators produce energy focused on the target nerve upon receiving a signal from the logic controller, and the energy is varied by the logic controller according to an input provided by the one or more sensors. In one embodiment, the energy emitting apparatus is an apparatus for magnetic induction therapy that includes one or more conductive coils disposed in an ergonomic housing that produce a magnetic field focused on the target nerve upon receiving an electric current from the logic controller based on an input provided by the one or more sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: EMKinetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rogers Burnett, Christopher Hermanson