Patents by Inventor Des Regan

Des Regan 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: 20170319189
    Abstract: A device for sealing an aperture in a tissue includes: a foot including a distal portion configured to be disposed distal to the tissue when the device is implanted in a position to seal the aperture; and a flexible wing positionable against a distal surface of the tissue adjacent the aperture such that the flexible wing is disposed between the distal portion of the foot and the distal surface adjacent the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Grant, Christopher Martin, Michael Dunning, Damien Ryan, Joseph Dolphin, Micheál Hession, Bartosz Pawlikowski, Mark McGoldrick, Ger Brett, Michael McCartin, Des Regan, Matthew Murphy
  • Patent number: 9737286
    Abstract: A device for sealing an aperture in a tissue includes: a foot including a distal portion configured to be disposed distal to the tissue when the device is implanted in a position to seal the aperture; and a flexible wing positionable against a distal surface of the tissue adjacent the aperture such that the flexible wing is disposed between the distal portion of the foot and the distal surface adjacent the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Vivasure Medical Limited
    Inventors: Peter Grant, Christopher Martin, Michael Dunning, Damien Ryan, Joseph Dolphin, Micheál Hession, Bartosz Pawlikowski, Mark McGoldrick, Ger Brett, Michael McCartin, Des Regan, Matthew Murphy
  • Patent number: 9662099
    Abstract: A device for sealing an aperture in a tissue includes: an implant configured to seal the aperture when positioned adjacent to the aperture; and a delivery shaft configured to engage the implant to allow the implant to be maneuvered into sealing engagement with a distal surface of the tissue, the delivery shaft comprising a retaining sleeve comprising a locking projection engagable with the locking recess of the implant to secure the implant to the delivery shaft, and a release sleeve axially slideable relative to the retaining sleeve between a first axial position in which the release sleeve is configured to maintain locking engagement between the locking recess and the locking projection, and a second axial position in which the release sleeve permits the locking projection to disengage the locking recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Vivasure Medical Limited
    Inventors: Peter Grant, Christopher Martin, Michael Dunning, Damien Ryan, Joseph Dolphin, Micheál Hession, Bartosz Pawlikowski, Mark McGoldrick, Ger Brett, Michael McCartin, Des Regan, Matthew Murphy
  • Patent number: 9572558
    Abstract: A device for delivering an implant configured to seal an aperture in a tissue includes: a delivery shaft configured to engage the implant to allow the implant to be maneuvered into sealing engagement with a distal surface of the tissue, the delivery shaft comprising a retaining sleeve comprising a locking projection engagable with a locking recess of the implant to secure the implant to the delivery shaft, and a release sleeve axially slideable relative to the retaining sleeve between a first axial position in which the release sleeve is configured to maintain locking engagement between the locking recess and the locking projection, and a second axial position in which the release sleeve permits the locking projection to disengage the locking recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Vivasure Medical Limited
    Inventors: Peter Grant, Christopher Martin, Michael Dunning, Damien Ryan, Joseph Dolphin, Micheál Hession, Bartosz Pawlikowski, Mark McGoldrick, Ger Brett, Michael McCartin, Des Regan, Matthew Murphy
  • Patent number: 9486319
    Abstract: Load transferring systems and related methods for transferring load in a joint are provided. The load transferring system may include two bases configured to couple to bones defining a joint and a spring configured to couple to the bases. The spring may be configured to exert a tensile force between the bases during flexion of the joint. The load transferring system may be employed to treat symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the lateral compartment of the knee joint. Thus, the bases may respectively couple to the femur and tibia. The spring may exert tensile force therebetween during flexion of the knee joint so as to unload the lateral compartment of the knee joint by transferring load from the lateral compartment of the knee joint to the medial compartment of the knee joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Anton G. Clifford, Andrew H. Jones, Imraan Aziz, Clinton N. Slone, Thomas King, Michael Strasser, Des Regan
  • Publication number: 20140018846
    Abstract: A device for sealing an aperture in a tissue includes: a foot including a distal portion configured to be disposed distal to the tissue when the device is implanted in a position to seal the aperture; and a flexible wing positionable against a distal surface of the tissue adjacent the aperture such that the flexible wing is disposed between the distal portion of the foot and the distal surface adjacent the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Grant, Christopher Martin, Michael Dunning, Damien Ryan, Joseph Dolphin, Micheál Hession, Bartosz Pawlikowski, Mark McGoldrick, Ger Brett, Michael McCartin, Des Regan, Matthew Murphy
  • Publication number: 20140018847
    Abstract: A device for sealing an aperture in a tissue includes: an implant configured to seal the aperture when positioned adjacent to the aperture; and a delivery shaft configured to engage the implant to allow the implant to be maneuvered into sealing engagement with a distal surface of the tissue, the delivery shaft comprising a retaining sleeve comprising a locking projection engagable with the locking recess of the implant to secure the implant to the delivery shaft, and a release sleeve axially slideable relative to the retaining sleeve between a first axial position in which the release sleeve is configured to maintain locking engagement between the locking recess and the locking projection, and a second axial position in which the release sleeve permits the locking projection to disengage the locking recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Grant, Christopher Martin, Michael Dunning, Damien Ryan, Joseph Dolphin, Micheál Hession, Bartosz Pawlikowski, Mark McGoldrick, Ger Brett, Michael McCartin, Des Regan, Matthew Murphy
  • Publication number: 20130325123
    Abstract: Load transferring systems and related methods for transferring load in a joint are provided. The load transferring system may include two bases configured to couple to bones defining a joint and a spring configured to couple to the bases. The spring may be configured to exert a tensile force between the bases during flexion of the joint. The load transferring system may be employed to treat symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the lateral compartment of the knee joint. Thus, the bases may respectively couple to the femur and tibia. The spring may exert tensile force therebetween during flexion of the knee joint so as to unload the lateral compartment of the knee joint by transferring load from the lateral compartment of the knee joint to the medial compartment of the knee joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Moximed, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton G. Clifford, Andrew H. Jones, Imraan Aziz, Clinton N. Slone, Thomas King, Michael Strasser, Des Regan
  • Publication number: 20130274795
    Abstract: A device for delivering an implant configured to seal an aperture in a tissue includes: a delivery shaft configured to engage the implant to allow the implant to be maneuvered into sealing engagement with a distal surface of the tissue, the delivery shaft comprising a retaining sleeve comprising a locking projection engagable with a locking recess of the implant to secure the implant to the delivery shaft, and a release sleeve axially slideable relative to the retaining sleeve between a first axial position in which the release sleeve is configured to maintain locking engagement between the locking recess and the locking projection, and a second axial position in which the release sleeve permits the locking projection to disengage the locking recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Grant, Christopher Martin, Michael Dunning, Damien Ryan, Joseph Dolphin, Micheál Hession, Bartosz Pawlikowski, Mark McGoldrick, Ger Brett, Michael McCartin, Des Regan, Matthew Murphy
  • Patent number: 7771642
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include apparatus and methods for aerosolizing liquid. One embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus for generating an aerosol. The apparatus includes an actuator having a first face and a second face and defining an opening therethrough, as well as a vibratory element in mechanical communication with the actuator, and a sealing member configured to isolate the vibratory element from a surrounding environment. In accordance with certain embodiments, the apparatus further comprises an aerosolization element mounted on the actuator and disposed substantially over the opening, wherein the aerosolization element defines at least one aperture therethrough. Hence, the vibratory element may be operated to vibrate to cause movement of the aerosolization element in such a manner that a liquid at the first face of the aerosolization element can be dispensed as an aerosol through the at least one aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: John Power, Des Regan, Niall Smith
  • Publication number: 20050178847
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include apparatus and methods for aerosolizing liquid. One embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus for generating an aerosol. The apparatus includes an actuator having a first face and a second face and defining an opening therethrough, as well as a vibratory element in mechanical communication with the actuator, and a sealing member configured to isolate the vibratory element from a surrounding environment. In accordance with certain embodiments, the apparatus further comprises an aerosolization element mounted on the actuator and disposed substantially over the opening, wherein the aerosolization element defines at least one aperture therethrough. Hence, the vibratory element may be operated to vibrate to cause movement of the aerosolization element in such a manner that a liquid at the first face of the aerosolization element can be dispensed as an aerosol through the at least one aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Applicant: Aerogen, Inc.
    Inventors: John Power, Des Regan, Niall Smith
  • Patent number: 6915962
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include apparatus and methods for aerosolizing liquid. One embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus for generating an aerosol. The apparatus includes an actuator having a first face and a second face and defining an opening therethrough, as well as a vibratory element in mechanical communication with the actuator, and a sealing member configured to isolate the vibratory element from a surrounding environment. In accordance with certain embodiments, the apparatus further comprises an aerosolization element mounted on the actuator and disposed substantially over the opening, wherein the aerosolization element defines at least one aperture therethrough. Hence, the vibratory element may be operated to vibrate to cause movement of the aerosolization element in such a manner that a liquid at the first face of the aerosolization element can be dispensed as an aerosol through the at least one aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Aerogen, Inc.
    Inventors: John Power, Des Regan, Niall Smith
  • Publication number: 20040050947
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include apparatus and methods for aerosolizing liquid. One embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus for generating an aerosol. The apparatus includes an actuator having a first face and a second face and defining an opening therethrough, as well as a vibratory element in mechanical communication with the actuator, and a sealing member configured to isolate the vibratory element from a surrounding environment. In accordance with certain embodiments, the apparatus further comprises an aerosolization element mounted on the actuator and disposed substantially over the opening, wherein the aerosolization element defines at least one aperture therethrough. Hence, the vibratory element may be operated to vibrate to cause movement of the aerosolization element in such a manner that a liquid at the first face of the aerosolization element can be dispensed as an aerosol through the at least one aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Applicant: AEROGEN, INC.
    Inventors: John Power, Des Regan, Niall Smith