Patents by Inventor David R. Fischell

David R. Fischell 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: 11980408
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular and/or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand with open ends around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection an ablative fluid for ablating tissue, and/or nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. The system also includes means to limit and/or adjust the depth of penetration of the ablative fluid into and beyond the tissue of the vessel wall. The preferred embodiment of the catheter includes structures which provide radial and lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes open uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened injection needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, Robert Ryan Ragland, Darrin James Kent, Andy Edward Denison, Eric Thomas Johnson, Jeff Alan Burke, Christopher Scott Hayden
  • Patent number: 11980450
    Abstract: Systems and Methods are disclosed for detecting acute coronary syndrome (ACS) events, arrythmias, heart rate abnormalities, medication problems such as non-compliance or ineffective amount or type of medication, and demand/supply related cardiac ischemia. The system may have both implanted and external components that communicate with a Physicians's programmer, and smart-devices for monitoring and alerting to detected medically relevant events or states. At least one processor provides event detection using statistical threshold criteria calculated upon at least a portion of a patient's data/distributions and set for a patient or based upon what a doctor determines as abnormal for a patient. Cardiovascular condition is tracked using histogram, trend, and summary information related to heart rate and/or cardiac features such as S-T segment measures of heartbeats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Avertix Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Michael Sasha John, David Keenan, Steve Johnson, Gregg Turi
  • Patent number: 11964113
    Abstract: At the present time, physicians often treat patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) using radiofrequency (RF) catheter systems to ablate conducting tissue in the wall of the Left Atrium of the heart around the ostium of the pulmonary veins. These systems are expensive and take time consuming to use. The present invention circular ablation system CAS includes a multiplicity of expandable needles that can be expanded around a central axis and positioned to inject a fluid like ethanol to ablate conductive tissue in a ring around the ostium of a pulmonary vein quickly and without the need for expensive capital equipment. The expansion of the needles is accomplished by self-expanding or balloon expandable structures. The invention includes centering means so that the needles will be situated in a pattern surrounding the outside of the ostium of a vein. Also included are members that limit the distance of penetration of the needles into the wall of the left atrium, or the aortic wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell
  • Patent number: 11944373
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular and/or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection an ablative fluid for ablating tissue, and/or nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. The system may also include a means to limit and/or adjust the depth of penetration of the ablative fluid into and beyond the tissue of the vessel wall. The catheter may also include structures which provide radial and/or lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes expand uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened injection needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, Robert Ryan Ragland, Darrin James Kent, Andy Edward Denison, Eric Thomas Johnson, Jeff Alan Burke, Christopher Scott Hayden
  • Patent number: 11937933
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for nerve activity ablation and/or sensing includes one or more needles advanced through supported guide tubes (needle guiding elements) which expand to contact the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the needles to be advanced though the vessel wall into the extra-luminal tissue including the media, adventitia and periadvential space. The catheter also includes structures which provide radial and lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes open uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall. Electrodes near the distal ends of the needles allow sensing of nerve activity before and after attempted renal denervation. In a combination embodiment ablative energy or fluid is delivered from the needles in or near the adventitia to ablate nerves outside of the media while sparing nerves within the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, Vartan Ghazarossian, Steven Almany, Michael Sasha John
  • Publication number: 20240033479
    Abstract: A catheter-based/intravascular ablation (denervation) system includes a multiplicity of needles which expand open around a central axis to engage the wall of a blood vessel, or the wall of the left atrium, allowing the injection of a cytotoxic or/or neurotoxic solution for ablating conducting tissue, or nerve fibers around the ostium of the pulmonary vein, or circumferentially in or just beyond the outer layer of the renal artery. The expandable needle delivery system is formed with self-expanding materials and include structures, near the end portion of the needles, or using separate guide tubes. The system also includes means to limit and/or adjust the depth of penetration of the ablative fluid into the tissue of the wall of the targeted blood vessel. The preferred embodiment of the catheter delivered through the vascular system of a patient includes a multiplicity of expandable guide tubes that engage the wall of a blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell
  • Publication number: 20230404660
    Abstract: At the present time, physicians often treat patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) using radiofrequency (RF) catheter systems to ablate conducting tissue in the wall of the Left Atrium of the heart around the ostium of the pulmonary veins. These systems are expensive and take time consuming to use. The present invention circular ablation system CAS includes a multiplicity of expandable needles that can be expanded around a central axis and positioned to inject a fluid like ethanol to ablate conductive tissue in a ring around the ostium of a pulmonary vein quickly and without the need for expensive capital equipment. The expansion of the needles is accomplished by self-expanding or balloon expandable structures. The invention includes centering means so that the needles will be situated in a pattern surrounding the outside of the ostium of a vein. Also included are members that limit the distance of penetration of the needles into the wall of the left atrium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell
  • Publication number: 20230404457
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular nerve activity sensing or measurement includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes (needle guiding elements) which expand with open ends around a central axis to contact the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the needles to be advanced though the vessel wall into the perivascular space. The system also may include means to limit and/or adjust the depth of penetration of the needles. The catheter also includes structures which provide radial and lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes open uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, Vartan Ghazarossian, Steven Almany
  • Publication number: 20230355292
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular and/or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection an ablative fluid for ablating tissue, and/or nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. Applications include renal denervation for the treatment of hypertension, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, tissue ablation for COPD, BPH and prostate cancer and prevention of restenosis after balloon angioplasty or stent implantation and other disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Darrin James Kent
  • Patent number: 11759608
    Abstract: A catheter-based/intravascular ablation (denervation) system includes a multiplicity of needles which expand open around a central axis to engage the wall of a blood vessel, or the wall of the left atrium, allowing the injection of a cytotoxic or/or neurotoxic solution for ablating conducting tissue, or nerve fibers around the ostium of the pulmonary vein, or circumferentially in or just beyond the outer layer of the renal artery. The expandable needle delivery system is formed with self-expanding materials and include structures, near the end portion of the needles, or using separate guide tubes. The system also includes means to limit and/or adjust the depth of penetration of the ablative fluid into the tissue of the wall of the targeted blood vessel. The preferred embodiment of the catheter delivered through the vascular system of a patient includes a multiplicity of expandable guide tubes that engage the wall of a blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell
  • Patent number: 11752303
    Abstract: A catheter-based/intravascular ablation (denervation) system includes a multiplicity of needles which expand open around a central axis to engage the wall of a blood vessel, or the wall of the left atrium, allowing the injection of a cytotoxic and/or neurotoxic solution for ablating conducting tissue, or nerve fibers around the ostium of the pulmonary vein, or circumferentially in or just beyond the outer layer of the renal artery. The expandable needle delivery system is formed with self-expanding materials and include structures, near the end portion of the needles, or using separate guide tubes. The system also includes means to limit and/or adjust the depth of penetration of the ablative fluid into the tissue of the wall of the targeted blood vessel. The preferred embodiment of the catheter delivered through the vascular system of a patient includes a multiplicity of expandable guide tubes that engage the wall of a blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell
  • Patent number: 11751787
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular nerve activity sensing or measurement includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes (needle guiding elements) which expand with open ends around a central axis to contact the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the needles to be advanced though the vessel wall into the perivascular space. The system also may include means to limit and/or adjust the depth of penetration of the needles. The catheter also includes structures which provide radial and lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes open uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, Vartan Ghazarossian, Steven Almany
  • Publication number: 20230261413
    Abstract: A Dry-Mate Connector System (DMCS) is capable of a direct and convenient connection/disconnection of standardized Commercial Off-The Shelf (COTS)-compatible data communication cables and connectors with submersible electronic equipment for transmission of data/signals/power therebetween, and is suitable for indefinite submersion, as well as adaptable to full ocean depth. DMCS is equipped with sealing elements, a keying/alignment mechanism for proper alignment of COTS connectors for mating the portions, a locking mechanism to ensure the portions remain locked and pressure sealed, and a dummy plug for sealing the connector when not in use. Functional dummy plugs are contemplated to broaden the functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: ERIN FISCHELL, SAM FLADUNG, DAVID R. FISCHELL
  • Patent number: 11717345
    Abstract: At the present time, physicians often treat patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) using radiofrequency (RF) catheter systems to ablate conducting tissue in the wall of the Left Atrium of the heart around the ostium of the pulmonary veins. These systems are expensive and take time consuming to use. The present invention circular ablation system CAS includes a multiplicity of expandable needles that can be expanded around a central axis and positioned to inject a fluid like ethanol to ablate conductive tissue in a ring around the ostium of a pulmonary vein quickly and without the need for expensive capital equipment. The expansion of the needles is accomplished by self-expanding or balloon expandable structures. The invention includes centering means so that the needles will be situated in a pattern surrounding the outside of the ostium of a vein. Also included are members that limit the distance of penetration of the needles into the wall of the left atrium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell
  • Publication number: 20230071511
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for nerve activity ablation and/or sensing includes one or more needles advanced through supported guide tubes (needle guiding elements) which expand to contact the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the needles to be advanced though the vessel wall into the extra-luminal tissue including the media, adventitia and periadvential space. The catheter also includes structures which provide radial and lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes open uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall. Electrodes at the distal ends of the guide tubes allow sensing of nerve activity before and after attempted renal denervation. In a combination embodiment ablative energy or fluid is delivered to ablate nerves outside of the media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Steven Almany
  • Patent number: 11510729
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for nerve activity ablation and/or sensing includes one or more needles advanced through supported guide tubes (needle guiding elements) which expand to contact the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the needles to be advanced though the vessel wall into the extra-luminal tissue including the media, adventitia and periadvential space. The catheter also includes structures which provide radial and lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes open uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall. Electrodes at the distal ends of the guide tubes allow sensing of nerve activity before and after attempted renal denervation. In a combination embodiment ablative energy or fluid is delivered to ablate nerves outside of the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Steven Almany
  • Patent number: 11426089
    Abstract: A device for detecting acute coronary syndrome (ACS) events, arrythmias, heart rate abnormalities, medication problems such as non-compliance or ineffective amount or type of medication, and demand/supply related cardiac ischemia is disclosed. The device may have both implanted and external components and can communicate with other user devices such as smartphones and smartwatches for monitoring and alerting in response to detected medically relevant events or states of a patient. The processor is configured to provide event detection based upon various criteria including what is found to be statistically abnormal for a patient or what has been defined by a doctor to be abnormal. A patient's cardiovascular condition can be tracked over time using histogram, trend, and summary information related to heart rate and/or cardiac features such as those measured from the S-T segment of heartbeats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Angel Medical Systems Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Michael Sasha John, David Keenan, Steve Johnson, Gregg Turi
  • Patent number: 11357439
    Abstract: A device for detecting acute coronary syndrome (ACS) events, arrythmias, heart rate abnormalities, medication problems such as non-compliance or ineffective amount or type of medication, and demand/supply related cardiac ischemia is disclosed. The device may have both implanted and external components and can communicate with other user devices such as smartphones and smartwatches for monitoring and alerting in response to detected medically relevant events or states of a patient. The processor is configured to provide event detection based upon various criteria including what is found to be statistically abnormal for a patient or what has been defined by a doctor to be abnormal. A patient's cardiovascular condition can be tracked over time using histogram, trend, and summary information related to heart rate and/or cardiac features such as those measured from the S-T segment of heartbeats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Michael Sasha John, David Keenan, Steve Johnson, Gregg Turi
  • Publication number: 20220134062
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular and/or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection an ablative fluid for ablating tissue, and/or nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. The system may also include a means to limit and/or adjust the depth of penetration of the ablative fluid into and beyond the tissue of the vessel wall. The catheter may also include structures which provide radial and/or lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes expand uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened injection needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, Robert Ryan Ragland, Darrin James Kent, Andy Edward Denison, Eric Thomas Johnson, Jeff Alan Burke, Christopher Scott Hayden, Robert E. Fischell
  • Publication number: 20220031389
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular and/or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection an ablative fluid for ablating tissue, and/or nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. Applications include renal denervation for the treatment of hypertension, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, tissue ablation for COPD, BPH and prostate cancer and prevention of restenosis after balloon angioplasty or stent implantation and other disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Darrin James Kent