Patents by Inventor Dany Berube

Dany Berube 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: 20180333206
    Abstract: The present invention discloses devices and methods for creating multiple lesions using ablation devices in anatomical regions such as the heart, for example to treat cardiac arrhythmias. The present invention discloses methods and devices to create continuous lesions using area ablation devices. The present invention discloses various embodiments of reference assemblies for accurately positioning ablation devices having ablating portions, especially deployable ablation portions adapted for area ablation. The ablation devices are positioned using the reference assemblies in the anatomy to create one or more lesions. The present invention also discloses several method embodiments for creating continuous lesions using deployable ablating portions to produce two or more overlapping lesions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Dinesh I. MODY, Dany BÉRUBÉ, Ross McLaughlin CAROTHERS
  • Publication number: 20140187895
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for deployment of one or more functional devices, such as therapeutic and/or diagnostic medical devices and/or positioning devices, at various locations relative to a defined operative path. The devices, systems, and methods can include a guide system and a positioning element. The guide system defines the operative path when deployed within a patient's body. The positioning element cooperates with the guide system to define one or more positions relative the defined operative path from which the one or more functional devices are deployed. The present inventions allow for the accurate and reliable placement of the one or more functional devices at the one or more positions relative the operative path. In one embodiment, the functional device is an ablation device adapted to ablate cardiac tissue for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Dinesh I. MODY, Ketan SHROFF, Dany BERUBE
  • Patent number: 8657815
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for deployment of one or more functional devices, such as therapeutic or diagnostic medical devices, or positioning devices, at various locations relative to a defined operative path. The devices, systems, and methods can include a guide system and a positioning element. The guide system defines the operative path when deployed within a patient's body. The positioning element cooperates with the guide system to define one or more positions relative the defined operative path from which the one or more functional devices are deployed. The present inventions allow for the accurate and reliable placement of the one or more functional devices at the one or more positions relative the operative path. In one embodiment, the functional device is an ablation device adapted to ablate cardiac tissue for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Dinesh I. Mody, Ketan Shroff, Dany Berube
  • Publication number: 20110125145
    Abstract: The present invention discloses devices and methods for creating multiple lesions using ablation devices in anatomical regions such as the heart, for example to treat cardiac arrhythmias. The present invention discloses methods and devices to create continuous lesions using area ablation devices. The present invention discloses various embodiments of reference assemblies for accurately positioning ablation devices having ablating portions, especially deployable ablation portions adapted for area ablation. The ablation devices are positioned using the reference assemblies in the anatomy to create one or more lesions. The present invention also discloses several method embodiments for creating continuous lesions using deployable ablating portions to produce two or more overlapping lesions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Dinesh I. MODY, Dany BERUBE, Ross M. CAROTHERS
  • Publication number: 20100262135
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method for percutaneous energy delivery in an effective, manner using one or more probes in a data driven system so that the previously compiled energy delivery profiles control the treatment. Additional variations of the system include array of probes configured to minimize the energy required to produce the desired effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Primaeva Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Dany Berube
  • Patent number: 7736360
    Abstract: The present invention discloses devices and methods for creating multiple lesions using ablation devices in anatomical regions such as the heart, for example to treat cardiac arrhythmias. The present invention discloses methods and devices to create continuous lesions using area ablation devices. The present invention discloses various embodiments of reference assemblies for accurately positioning ablation devices having ablating portions, especially deployable ablation portions adapted for area ablation. The ablation devices are positioned using the reference assemblies in the anatomy to create one or more lesions. The present invention also discloses several method embodiments for creating continuous lesions using deployable ablating portions to produce two or more overlapping lesions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Microcube, LLC
    Inventors: Dinesh I. Mody, Dany Berube, Ross M. Carothers
  • Publication number: 20100016784
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods relating to delivery systems suitable for positioning various medical components within a patient's body and, more specifically, to delivery systems designed to cooperate with certain therapeutic and diagnostic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: MicroCube LLC
    Inventors: Dinesh I. MODY, Dany Berube, Ketan SHROFF
  • Patent number: 7497858
    Abstract: An instrument assesses the transmurality of an ablation lesion from a first surface of a targeted biological tissue to an opposed second surface thereof. The instrument includes at least a first electrode operably attached to an ablation instrument adapted to engage a tissue first surface, and at least a second electrode adapted to engage a tissue second surface, the at least second electrode positioned generally opposed to the at least first electrode. Alternatively, the at least second electrode may be adapted to be placed within a chamber of an organ. These electrodes facilitate measuring at least one of conduction time, conduction velocity, phase angle, and impedance through at least a portion of the targeted tissue to determine the transmurality of the ablation lesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC
    Inventors: Pierre-Antoine Chapelon, Dany Berube, Hiep Nguyen, Faouzi Kallel
  • Publication number: 20080188850
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for deployment of one or more functional devices, such as therapeutic or diagnostic medical devices, or positioning devices, at various locations relative to a defined operative path. The devices, systems, and methods can include a guide system and a positioning element. The guide system defines the operative path when deployed within a patient's body. The positioning element cooperates with the guide system to define one or more positions relative the defined operative path from which the one or more functional devices are deployed. The present inventions allow for the accurate and reliable placement of the one or more functional devices at the one or more positions relative the operative path. In one embodiment, the functional device is an ablation device adapted to ablate cardiac tissue for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: MICROCUBE, LLC
    Inventors: Dinesh I. MODY, Ketan SHROFF, Dany BERUBE
  • Patent number: 7393352
    Abstract: A medical instrument includes a pair of spaced apart and electrically isolated elongated electrodes positioned adjacent one another on a working member. The electrodes are arranged for sensing electrical activity of biological tissues inside the body of the patient. The medical instrument also includes a pair of electrically isolated electrode wires that extend through the working member and electrically couple to associated electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC
    Inventor: Dany Berube
  • Patent number: 7387627
    Abstract: A securing apparatus for selectively securing an ablating element of an ablation instrument proximate to a targeted region of a biological tissue. The securing apparatus includes a support base affixed to the ablation instrument relative the ablating element, and having a support face adapted to seat against the biological tissue proximate to the ablation element. The support base further defines a passage having one end communicably coupled to a vacuum source and an opposite end terminating at an orifice at the support face. The support face together with the biological tissue forms a hermetic seal thereagainst during operation of the vacuum source to secure the ablation instrument thereagainst. Essentially, the hermetic seal and the vacuum source cooperate to form a vacuum force sufficient to retain the ablation device against the biological tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC
    Inventors: Lyndall Erb, Dany Berube, Robert Matheny, Robert E. Woodard, Theodore C. Ormsby
  • Publication number: 20080132883
    Abstract: An ablation catheter apparatus with a monopole antenna that is arranged to provide a relatively uniform electric field and a method for using such an ablation catheter apparatus are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, an ablation catheter includes an elongated flexible tubular member that is adapted to be inserted into the body of a patient, and a transmission line that is disposed within the tubular member. The transmission line has a distal end and a proximal end which is arranged to be connected to an electromagnetic energy source. The catheter also includes a monopole antenna with tip section and a body section that includes a distal end and a proximal end. The tip section and the body section are arranged to produce a relatively uniform electric field around the monopole antenna which is sufficiently strong to cause tissue ablation. The proximal end of the body-section of the monopole antenna is arranged to be electrically coupled to the transmission line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC
    Inventor: Dany Berube
  • Publication number: 20080071259
    Abstract: A flexible microwave antenna assembly for a surgical ablation instrument capable of conforming to a tissue surface for ablation thereof. The ablation instrument includes a transmission line having a proximal portion suitable for connection to an electromagnetic energy source. The antenna assembly includes a flexible antenna coupled to the transmission line for radially generating an electric field sufficiently strong to cause tissue ablation. A flexible shield device is coupled to the antenna to substantially shield a surrounding area of the antenna from the electric field radially generated therefrom while permitting a majority of the field to be directed generally in a predetermined direction. A flexible insulator is disposed between the shield device and the antenna which defines a window portion enabling the transmission of the directed electric field in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Jules Gauthier, Dany Berube, Hiep Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7346399
    Abstract: An ablation catheter apparatus with a monopole antenna that is arranged to provide a relatively uniform electric field and a method for using such an ablation catheter apparatus are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, an ablation catheter includes an elongated flexible tubular member that is adapted to be inserted into the body of a patient, and a transmission line that is disposed within the tubular member. The transmission line has a distal end and a proximal end which is arranged to be connected to an electromagnetic energy source. The catheter also includes a monopole antenna with tip section and a body section that includes a distal end and a proximal end. The tip section and the body section are arranged to produce a relatively uniform electric field around the monopole antenna which is sufficiently strong to cause tissue ablation. The proximal end of the body section of the monopole antenna is arranged to be electrically coupled to the transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: AFx, Inc.
    Inventor: Dany Berube
  • Patent number: 7303560
    Abstract: A system and method for positioning a medical instrument at a desired biological target tissue site is provided. The system includes an elongated sheath having a deflectable distal end configured to deflect or otherwise position at least a portion of a medical instrument during a surgical procedure allowing for the placement of the deflected portion adjacent or proximate to a predetermined target tissue surface. The positioning system may be incorporated into the medical instrument. The medical instrument may be an ablation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: AFx, Inc.
    Inventors: Sing Fatt Chin, Dany Berube, Dinesh I. Mody, Nancy Norris
  • Patent number: 7301131
    Abstract: A flexible microwave antenna assembly for a surgical ablation instrument capable of conforming to a tissue surface for ablation thereof. The ablation instrument includes a transmission line having a proximal portion suitable for connection to an electromagnetic energy source. The antenna assembly includes a flexible antenna coupled to the transmission line for radially generating an electric field sufficiently strong to cause tissue ablation. A flexible shield device is coupled to the antenna to substantially shield a surrounding area of the antenna from the electric field radially generated therefrom while permitting a majority of the field to be directed generally in a predetermined direction. A flexible insulator is disposed between the shield device and the antenna which defines a window portion enabling the transmission of the directed electric field in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: AFx, Inc.
    Inventors: Jules Gauthier, Dany Berube, Hiep Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20070219546
    Abstract: The present invention discloses devices and methods for creating multiple lesions using ablation devices in anatomical regions such as the heart, for example to treat cardiac arrhythmias. The present invention discloses methods and devices to create continuous lesions using area ablation devices. The present invention discloses various embodiments of reference assemblies for accurately positioning ablation devices having ablating portions, especially deployable ablation portions adapted for area ablation. The ablation devices are positioned using the reference assemblies in the anatomy to create one or more lesions. The present invention also discloses several method embodiments for creating continuous lesions using deployable ablating portions to produce two or more overlapping lesions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: Dinesh I. Mody, Dany Berube, Ross M. Carothers
  • Publication number: 20070203480
    Abstract: An ablation assembly capable of ablating tissues inside the cavity of an organ is disclosed. The ablation assembly generally includes an ablative energy source and an ablative energy delivery device coupled to the ablative energy source. The ablative energy delivery device is configured for delivering ablative energy sufficiently strong to cause tissue ablation. The ablative energy delivery device generally includes a penetration end adapted to penetrate through a wall of an organ and an angular component that is used to position the device inside the organ after the device has penetrated through the wall of the organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Dinesh Mody, Dany Berube, Nancy Norris, Roy Chin
  • Publication number: 20070149967
    Abstract: An instrument assesses the transmurality of an ablation lesion from a first surface of a targeted biological tissue to an opposed second surface thereof. The instrument includes at least a first electrode operably attached to an ablation instrument adapted to engage a tissue first surface, and at least a second electrode adapted to engage a tissue second surface, the at least second electrode positioned generally opposed to the at least first electrode. Alternatively, the at least second electrode may be adapted to be placed within a chamber of an organ. These electrodes facilitate measuring at least one of conduction time, conduction velocity, phase angle, and impedance through at least a portion of the targeted tissue to determine the transmurality of the ablation lesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Pierre-Antoine Chapelon, Dany Berube, Hiep Nguyen, Faouzi Kallel
  • Patent number: 7226446
    Abstract: An ablation assembly capable of ablating tissues inside the cavity of an organ is disclosed. The ablation assembly generally includes an ablative energy source and an ablative energy delivery device coupled to the ablative energy source. The ablative energy delivery device is configured for delivering ablative energy sufficiently strong to cause tissue ablation. The ablative energy delivery device generally includes a penetration end adapted to penetrate through a wall of an organ and an angular component that is used to position the device inside the organ after the device has penetrated through the wall of the organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventors: Dinesh Mody, Dany Berube, Patrick Morin, Sing-Fatt Chin