Patents by Inventor Dean Corcoran

Dean Corcoran 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: 9113858
    Abstract: Devices and systems are described for treating intraluminal locations such as in a patient's lung. The device has an elongated shaft with an inner lumen, preferably defined by an inner tubular member, formed of heat resistant polymeric materials such as polyimide. The device also has an outer surface formed of heat resistant material. High temperature vapor is directed through the inner lumen into the intraluminal location to treat tissue at and distal to the location. An enlarged or enlargeable member, such as a balloon, is provided on a distal portion of the shaft to prevent proximal flow of the high temperature vapor upon discharge from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignees: Uptake Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Robert Barry, Dean Corcoran, Brian Cran, Michael Hoey, Sheldon Lee, Peter Lyons
  • Patent number: 9050076
    Abstract: This invention relates to the treatment of a patient's lung, for example, a lung exhibiting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and in particular to methods and devices for affecting lung volume reduction, preferably for achieving acute or immediate lung volume reduction following treatment. The lung volume reduction is effected by delivering a condensable vapor at a temperature above body temperature to the desired regions of the patient's lung to damage tissue therein. Blood flow and air flow to the damaged tissue region is essentially terminated, rendering the target region non-functional. Alternative energy sources may be used to effect the thermal damage to the lung tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Uptake Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Robert L. Barry, Brian Cran, Dean Corcoran, Sheldon K. Lee
  • Patent number: 8734380
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining patient specific treatment parameters for delivering vapor to the lung to treat lung tissue. In some embodiments vapor is delivered to the lung to cause coagulative necrosis, inducing fibrosis and thereby reducing the volume of at least one segment of the lung. The delivery parameters can be adjusted depending on the desired degree of injury to be induced in the lung tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Uptake Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Robert L. Barry, Brian Cran, Erik Henne, Daniel Reddy, Dean Corcoran
  • Patent number: 8585645
    Abstract: Methods are describe for treating intraluminal locations such as in a patient's lung. The device is a catheter which has an elongated shaft with an inner lumen, preferably defined by an inner tubular member, formed of heat resistant polymeric materials such as polyimide and high temperature vapor is directed through the inner lumen into the intraluminal location to treat tissue at and/or distal to the location. The outer surface of the catheter is also formed of heat resistant material. An enlarged or enlargeable member, such as a balloon, is provided on a distal portion of the catheter shaft to prevent proximal flow of the high temperature vapor upon discharge from the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Uptake Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Robert Barry, Dean Corcoran, Brian Cran, Michael Hoey, Sheldon Lee, Peter Lyons
  • Publication number: 20130211393
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining patient specific treatment parameters for delivering vapor to the lung to treat lung tissue. In some embodiments vapor is delivered to the lung to cause coagulative necrosis, inducing fibrosis and thereby reducing the volume of at least one segment of the lung. The delivery parameters can be adjusted depending on the desired degree of injury to be induced in the lung tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Robert L. Barry, Brian Cran, Erik Henne, Daniel Reddy, Dean Corcoran
  • Patent number: 8322335
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining patient specific treatment parameters for delivering vapor to the lung to treat lung tissue. In some embodiments vapor is delivered to the lung to cause coagulative necrosis, inducing fibrosis and thereby reducing the volume of at least one segment of the lung. The delivery parameters can be adjusted depending on the desired degree of injury to be induced in the lung tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Uptake Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Robert L. Barry, Brian Cran, Erik Henne, Daniel Reddy, Dean Corcoran
  • Patent number: 8147532
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining patient specific treatment parameters for delivering vapor to the lung to treat lung tissue. In some embodiments vapor is delivered to the lung to cause coagulative necrosis, inducing fibrosis and thereby reducing the volume of at least one segment of the lung. The delivery parameters can be adjusted depending on the desired degree of injury to be induced in the lung tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Uptake Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Robert L. Barry, Brian Cran, Erik Henne, Daniel Reddy, Dean Corcoran
  • Publication number: 20110257644
    Abstract: Devices and systems are described for treating intraluminal locations such as in a patient's lung. The device has an elongated shaft with an inner lumen, preferably defined by an inner tubular member, formed of heat resistant polymeric materials such as polyimide. The device also has an outer surface formed of heat resistant material. High temperature vapor is directed through the inner lumen into the intraluminal location to treat tissue at and distal to the location. An enlarged or enlargeable member, such as a balloon, is provided on a distal portion of the shaft to prevent proximal flow of the high temperature vapor upon discharge from the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Barry, Dean Corcoran, Brian Cran, Michael Hoey, Sheldon Lee, Peter Lyons
  • Patent number: 7993323
    Abstract: Devices and systems are described for treating intraluminal locations such as in a patient's lung. The device has an elongated shaft with an inner lumen, preferably defined by an inner tubular member, formed of heat resistant polymeric materials such as polyimide. The device also has an outer surface formed of heat resistant material. High temperature vapor is directed through the inner lumen into the intraluminal location to treat tissue at and distal to the location. An enlarged or enlargeable member, such as a balloon, is provided on a distal portion of the shaft to prevent proximal flow of the high temperature vapor upon discharge from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignees: Uptake Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Robert Barry, Dean Corcoran, Brian Cran, Michael Hoey, Sheldon Lee, Peter Lyons
  • Publication number: 20110172654
    Abstract: This invention relates to the treatment of a patient's lung, for example, a lung exhibiting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and in particular to methods and devices for affecting lung volume reduction, preferably for achieving acute or immediate lung volume reduction following treatment. The lung volume reduction is effected by delivering a condensable vapor at a temperature above body temperature to the desired regions of the patient's lung to damage tissue therein. Blood flow and air flow to the damaged tissue region is essentially terminated, rendering the target region non-functional. Alternative energy sources may be used to effect the thermal damage to the lung tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Robert L. Barry, Brian Cran, Dean Corcoran, Sheldon K. Lee
  • Patent number: 7913698
    Abstract: This invention relates to the treatment of a patient's lung, for example, a lung exhibiting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and in particular to methods and devices for affecting lung volume reduction, preferably for achieving acute or immediate lung volume reduction following treatment. The lung volume reduction is effected by delivering a condensable vapor at a temperature above body temperature to the desired regions of the patient's lung to damage tissue therein. Blood flow and air flow to the damaged tissue region is essentially terminated, rendering the target region non-functional. Alternative energy sources may be used to effect the thermal damage to the lung tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Uptake Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Robert L. Barry, Brian Cran, Dean Corcoran, Sheldon K. Lee
  • Publication number: 20090301483
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining patient specific treatment parameters for delivering vapor to the lung to treat lung tissue. In some embodiments vapor is delivered to the lung to cause coagulative necrosis, inducing fibrosis and thereby reducing the volume of at least one segment of the lung. The delivery parameters can be adjusted depending on the desired degree of injury to be induced in the lung tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Robert L. Barry, Brian Cran, Erik Henne, Daniel Reddy, Dean Corcoran
  • Publication number: 20090138001
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining patient specific treatment parameters for delivering vapor to the lung to treat lung tissue. In some embodiments vapor is delivered to the lung to cause coagulative necrosis, inducing fibrosis and thereby reducing the volume of at least one segment of the lung. The delivery parameters can be adjusted depending on the desired degree of injury to be induced in the lung tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Robert L. Barry, Brian Cran, Erik Henne, Daniel Reddy, Dean Corcoran
  • Publication number: 20080110457
    Abstract: Methods are describe for treating intraluminal locations such as in a patient's lung. The device is a catheter which has an elongated shaft with an inner lumen, preferably defined by an inner tubular member, formed of heat resistant polymeric materials such as polyimide and high temperature vapor is directed through the inner lumen into the intraluminal location to treat tissue at and/or distal to the location. The outer surface of the catheter is also formed of heat resistant material. An enlarged or enlargeable member, such as a balloon, is provided on a distal portion of the catheter shaft to prevent proximal flow of the high temperature vapor upon discharge from the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Barry, Dean Corcoran, Brian Cran, Michael Hoey, Sheldon Lee, Peter Lyons
  • Publication number: 20080114297
    Abstract: Devices and systems are describe for treating intraluminal locations such as in a patient's lung. The device has an elongated shaft with an inner lumen, preferably defined by an inner tubular member, formed of heat resistant polymeric materials such as polyimide. The device also has an outer surface formed of heat resistant material. High temperature vapor is directed through the inner lumen into the intraluminal location to treat tissue at and distal to the location. An enlarged or enlargeable member, such as a balloon, is provided on a distal portion of the shaft to prevent proximal flow of the high temperature vapor upon discharge from the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Barry, Dean Corcoran, Brian Cran, Michael Hoey, Sheldon Lee, Peter Lyons
  • Publication number: 20060161233
    Abstract: This invention relates to the treatment of a patient's lung, for example, a lung exhibiting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and in particular to methods and devices for affecting lung volume reduction, preferably for achieving acute or immediate lung volume reduction following treatment. The lung volume reduction is effected by delivering a condensable vapor at a temperature above body temperature to the desired regions of the patient's lung to damage tissue therein. Blood flow and air flow to the damaged tissue region is essentially terminated, rendering the target region non-functional. Alternative energy sources may be used to effect the thermal damage to the lung tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Barry, Brian Cran, Dean Corcoran, Sheldon Lee
  • Publication number: 20060122680
    Abstract: Methods and systems for securing tissues, e.g., cardiovascular tissues, are disclosed. A method in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes inserting a portion of a catheter into an opening between a first portion of cardiovascular tissue and a second portion of cardiovascular tissue. The method can further include drawing the first and second portions of the cardiovascular tissue into contact with each other by drawing a vacuum in a region adjacent to the first and second portions of cardiovascular tissue via the catheter while the catheter is positioned between the first and second portions. The tissue portions can be fused by heating the tissue from within the opening, e.g., via radio frequency energy. This technique, and associated catheter system, can be used to close a patent foramen ovale or other openings in cardiovascular tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: David Auth, Dean Corcoran, Mark Tempel, Joseph Eichinger
  • Publication number: 20050033344
    Abstract: An intra-bronchial device placed and anchored in an air passageway of a patient to collapse a lung portion associated with the air passageway. The device includes a support structure, an obstructing member carried by the support structure that reduces ventilation to the lung portion by preventing air from being inhaled into the lung portion, and at least one anchor carried by the support structure that anchors the obstruction device within the air passageway. The anchor may engage the air passageway wall by piercing or friction, include a stop dimensioned for limiting the piercing of the air passageway wall, and may be releasable from the air passageway for removal of the intra-bronchial device. The anchors may be carried by a peripheral portion of the support structure, or by a central portion of the support structure. The obstructing member may be a one-way valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventors: David Dillard, Hugo Gonzalez, Seung Yi, Lauri DeVore, Mia Park, Dean Corcoran, Jenni Rimbaugh, Clifton Alferness