Patents by Inventor David Mowry

David Mowry 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: 8043339
    Abstract: The present invention relates to flexible members for stabilizing a spinal column and methods for making the flexible members. In one embodiment, a flexible member comprises an inner elastomeric member and an outer fabric layer situated securely around the inner elastomeric member. The inner elastomeric member has a first elasticity to provide the flexible member with a desired flexibility. In another embodiment, the flexible member includes an outer covering that defines an outer elastomeric member. The outer elastomeric member may be situated securely around the outer fabric layer with the inner elastomeric member, the outer fabric layer, and the outer elastomeric member having the common lengthwise axis and defining the body including the opposing first and second ends. The outer elastomeric member may have a second elasticity that is less than the first elasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Garryl Hudgins, Thomas O. Viker, Hugh D. Hestad, David Mowry, Jack A. Dant
  • Publication number: 20090112265
    Abstract: The present invention relates to flexible members for stabilizing a spinal column and methods for making the flexible members. In one embodiment, a flexible member comprises an inner elastomeric member and an outer fabric layer situated securely around the inner elastomeric member. The inner elastomeric member has a first elasticity to provide the flexible member with a desired flexibility. In another embodiment, the flexible member includes an outer covering that defines an outer elastomeric member. The outer elastomeric member may be situated securely around the outer fabric layer with the inner elastomeric member, the outer fabric layer, and the outer elastomeric member having the common lengthwise axis and defining the body including the opposing first and second ends. The outer elastomeric member may have a second elasticity that is less than the first elasticity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Garryl Hudgins, Thomas O. Viker, Hugh D. Hestad, David Mowry, Jack A. Dant
  • Publication number: 20050101903
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to a method for passing a fluid through a shunt located in the wall of a heart, the shunt providing fluid communication between a heart chamber and a coronary artery, with a hollow catheter. Another aspect of the present invention relates to a method of inserting a wire through a shunt located in the wall of a heart with a hollow catheter. A further aspect of the present invention relates to passing fluid through a shunt located in the wall of a heart, the shunt providing fluid communication between a heart chamber and a coronary artery, by injecting fluid into the heart chamber. A further aspect of the present invention relates to a catheter with a flexible, hollow, inner member to which a self expanding basket is attached. A further aspect of the present invention relates to a method of passing a radio-opaque contrast fluid through a shunt located in a heart wall, the shunt providing fluid communication between a heart chamber and a coronary artery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Kohler, David Mowry, Timothy Conrad
  • Patent number: 6808504
    Abstract: An implant for use in direct left ventricle to coronary vessel revascularization is disclosed. The implant includes a sleeve sized to pass through a heart wall. The sleeve is sufficiently rigid to remain open during contraction of the heart. The implant also includes a plurality of conduits at least partially mounted in the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Percardia, Inc.
    Inventors: John Schorgl, David Mowry, Rob Kohler
  • Publication number: 20040210190
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to a method for passing a fluid through a shunt located in the wall of a heart, the shunt providing fluid communication between a heart chamber and a coronary artery, with a hollow catheter. Another aspect of the present invention relates to a method of inserting a wire through a shunt located in the wall of a heart with a hollow catheter. A further aspect of the present invention relates to passing fluid through a shunt located in the wall of a heart, the shunt providing fluid communication between a heart chamber and a coronary artery, by injecting fluid into the heart chamber. A further aspect of the present invention relates to a catheter with a flexible, hollow, inner member to which a self expanding basket is attached. A further aspect of the present invention relates to a method of passing a radio-opaque contrast fluid through a shunt located in a heart wall, the shunt providing fluid communication between a heart chamber and a coronary artery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: Percardia, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Kohler, David Mowry, Timothy R. Conrad
  • Publication number: 20030069587
    Abstract: An implant for use in direct left ventricle to coronary vessel revascularization is disclosed. The implant includes a sleeve sized to pass through a heart wall. The sleeve is sufficiently rigid to remain open during contraction of the heart. The implant also includes a plurality of conduits at least partially mounted in the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: John Schorgl, David Mowry, Rob Kohler
  • Publication number: 20030036698
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to a method for passing a fluid through a shunt located in the wall of a heart, the shunt providing fluid communication between a heart chamber and a coronary artery, with a hollow catheter. Another aspect of the present invention relates to a method of inserting a wire through a shunt located in the wall of a heart with a hollow catheter. A further aspect of the present invention relates to passing fluid through a shunt located in the wall of a heart, the shunt providing fluid communication between a heart chamber and a coronary artery, by injecting fluid into the heart chamber. A further aspect of the present invention relates to a catheter with a flexible, hollow, inner member to which a self expanding basket is attached. A further aspect of the present invention relates to a method of passing a radio-opaque contrast fluid through a shunt located in a heart wall, the shunt providing fluid communication between a heart chamber and a coronary artery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: Robert Kohler, David Mowry, Timothy R. Conrad
  • Patent number: 5483442
    Abstract: An accident documentation system comprising an accident documentation assembly and a computerized tracking system integrated therewith. The accident documentation assembly comprises a strap fixedly attached to pouch, with a plurality of members coordinated to routinely document an automobile accident. Slidably attached to this strap through an elongated slot is a substrate upon which is imprinted documentation-directing indicia. The accident documentation assembly includes a camera for visually recording the accident scene and continuous-feed pen and a marker for recording the accident scene on predefined forms and involved pavement, as appropriate. Also included in this assembly is a flashlight for securing the accident scene at night or under exigent conditions characterized by smoke and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Assignee: Investigator Marketing Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Black, David Mowry, Gary Smith