Patents by Inventor Douglas Fogg

Douglas Fogg 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: 20150241610
    Abstract: Retroreflective beads may be implanted into a coating applied to a surface of machinery to increase visibility of the machinery when a light source is directed at the machinery. A method of increasing the visibility of machinery includes applying a coating to a surface of the machinery. The coating may be a coating of paint, adhesive, or other material. The method also includes spraying the coating with beads before the coating sets to implant a portion of the beads in the coating without submerging the portion of the beads in the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Zane McCarthy, Robert Douglas Fogg
  • Patent number: 7666194
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In a preferred embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, and an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end of the device such that a proximal end of the elongated element may exit from the distal end of the device with sufficient force to pass through the subject. The device also includes a curved die at the distal end of the device for imparting a looping configuration to portions of the flexible elongated element exiting the distal end of the device, and a curved guide at the distal end for receiving the looped flexible elongated element as it returns to the distal end of the device. In a further feature of the invention, a cutting mechanism is provided to permit the looped flexible elongated element to be separated from the remainder of the flexible elongated element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Onux Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic P. Field, Douglas A. Fogg, Gregory E. Sancoff
  • Patent number: 7655040
    Abstract: A catheter-based, annulus reduction device and system for cardiac valve repair and method of using the same. The system is usable for treating mitral valve regurgitation and comprises a catheter, a reduction ring carried within the catheter, the reduction ring including a plurality of exit ports formed in a side wall of the reduction ring and filament received in the reduction ring. The filament includes a plurality of radially extendible barbs corresponding to the sidewall openings. The reduction ring carrying the filament is deployed adjacent a mitral valve annulus and the filament is translated relative to the reduction ring to deploy the barbs through the exit ports and into the annulus and to further translate the reduction ring with deployed barbs to reshape the annulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Nareak Douk, Nasser Rafiee, Eliot Bloom, Douglas A. Fogg, Rany Huynh, David D. Barone
  • Publication number: 20070051377
    Abstract: A catheter-based, annulus reduction device and system for cardiac valve repair and method of using the same. The system is usable for treating mitral valve regurgitation and comprises a catheter, a reduction ring carried within the catheter, the reduction ring including a plurality of exit ports formed in a side wall of the reduction ring and filament received in the reduction ring. The filament includes a plurality of radially extendible barbs corresponding to the sidewall openings. The reduction ring carrying the filament is deployed adjacent a mitral valve annulus and the filament is translated relative to the reduction ring to deploy the barbs through the exit ports and into the annulus and to further translate the reduction ring with deployed barbs to reshape the annulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Nareak Douk, Nasser Rafiee, Eliot Bloom, Douglas Fogg, Rany Huynh, David Barone
  • Publication number: 20060282101
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. The device includes an advancement unit for advancing the flexible elongated element toward the end of the device such that the elongated element may exit from the device with sufficient force to pass through the subject. The device also includes a curved die for imparting a looping configuration to portions of the flexible elongated element exiting the device, and a curved guide for receiving the looped flexible elongated element as it returns to the end of the device. A cutting mechanism is provided to permit the looped flexible elongated element to be separated from the remainder of the flexible elongated element. The cutting mechanism is adapted to deform the trailing end of the looped flexible elongated element so that the trailing end is forced distally, toward the subject being sutured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Applicant: DVL Acquisition Sub, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph DiCarlo, Frederic Field, Douglas Fogg, Gregory Sancoff
  • Patent number: 7131978
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In an embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, as well as an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end such that a proximal end of the elongated element may pass from the distal end of said device with sufficient force to pass through the portions of the subject. The device also includes a securing unit for variably adjusting a securing force applied by the flexible elongated element to secure together the portions of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: DVL Acquisition Sub, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory E. Sancoff, Joseph A. DiCarlo, Frederic P. Field, Douglas A. Fogg, Charles H. Pugsley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7131979
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. The device includes an advancement unit for advancing the flexible elongated element toward the end of the device such that the elongated element may exit from the device with sufficient force to pass through the subject. The device also includes a curved die for imparting a looping configuration to portions of the flexible elongated element exiting the device, and a curved guide for receiving the looped flexible elongated element as it returns to the end of the device. A cutting mechanism is provided to permit the looped flexible elongated element to be separated from the remainder of the flexible elongated element. The cutting mechanism is adapted to deform the trailing end of the looped flexible elongated element so that the trailing end is forced distally, toward the subject being sutured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: DVL Acquisition Sub, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. DiCarlo, Frederic P. Field, Douglas A. Fogg, Gregory E. Sancoff
  • Patent number: 7037315
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In an embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, as well as an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end such that a distal end of the elongated element may pass from the distal end of said device with sufficient force to pass through the portions of the subject. The device also includes a securing unit for variably adjusting a securing force applied by the flexible elongated element to secure together the portions of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: DVL Aquisition Sub, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory E. Sancoff, Frederic P. Field, Douglas A. Fogg, Joseph A. DiCarlo
  • Patent number: 7011668
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In an embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, as well as an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end such that a proximal end of the elongated element may pass from the distal end of said device with sufficient force to pass through the portions of the subject. The device also includes a securing unit for variably adjusting a securing force applied by the flexible elongated element to secure together the portions of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: DVL Acquistion Sub, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory E. Sancoff, Douglas A. Fogg, Frederic P. Field
  • Publication number: 20050085832
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In an embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, as well as an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end such that a proximal end of the elongated element may pass from the distal end of said device with sufficient force to pass through the portions of the subject. The device also includes a securing unit for variably adjusting a securing force applied by the flexible elongated element to secure together the portions of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Applicant: DVL Acquisitions, Sub, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Sancoff, Douglas Fogg, Frederic Field
  • Publication number: 20050070922
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a suture wire through tissue of a subject. The device may include a proximal and a distal end, and a drive mechanism to advance suture wire toward the distal end such that the suture wire may exit from the device with force sufficient to pass through the tissue. The device may include a first curved die at the distal end to impart a looping configuration to portions of the suture wire exiting the device, and a second curved die at the distal end to receive the looped suture wire as it returns toward the device. A cutter may be included to cut the looped suture wire from wire remaining in the device. The cutter may deform both of the leading end and the trailing end of the looped suture wire so that both ends are directed toward the subject being sutured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventors: Frederic Field, Douglas Fogg, Gregory Sancoff
  • Publication number: 20040254592
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. The device includes an advancement unit for advancing the flexible elongated element toward the end of the device such that the elongated element may exit from the device with sufficient force to pass through the subject. The device also includes a curved die for imparting a looping configuration to portions of the flexible elongated element exiting the device, and a curved guide for receiving the looped flexible elongated element as it returns to the end of the device. A cutting mechanism is provided to permit the looped flexible elongated element to be separated from the remainder of the flexible elongated element. The cutting mechanism is adapted to deform the trailing end of the looped flexible elongated element so that the trailing end is forced distally, toward the subject being sutured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Joseph A. DiCarlo, Frederic P. Field, Douglas A. Fogg, Gregory E. Sancoff
  • Patent number: 6786913
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In an embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, as well as an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end such that a proximal end of the elongated element may pass from the distal end of said device with sufficient force to pass through the portions of the subject. The device also includes a securing unit for variably adjusting a securing force applied by the flexible elongated element to secure together the portions of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Onux Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory E. Sancoff, Douglas A. Fogg, Frederic P. Field
  • Patent number: 6740099
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for manipulating a material during a surgical procedure, the apparatus comprising a first jaw having a distal end and a proximal end and a second jaw having a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end of the first jaw and the proximal end of the second jaw being pivotally connected to one another so as to open and close the distal end of the first jaw and the distal end of said second jaw relative to one another; a gripping mechanism being formed by the first jaw and the second jaw; a cutting mechanism being formed by said first jaw and the second jaw; and a storage mechanism being formed by the first jaw and the second jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventors: Mark Doyle, John T. Rice, Douglas A. Fogg
  • Publication number: 20040092967
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In an embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, as well as an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end such that a proximal end of the elongated element may pass from the distal end of said device with sufficient force to pass through the portions of the subject. The device also includes a securing unit for variably adjusting a securing force applied by the flexible elongated element to secure together the portions of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory E. Sancoff, Joseph A. DiCarlo, Frederic P. Field, Douglas A. Fogg, Charles H. Pugsley
  • Publication number: 20040087979
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In a preferred embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, and an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end of the device such that a proximal end of the elongated element may exit from the distal end of the device with sufficient force to pass through the subject. The device also includes a curved die at the distal end of the device for imparting a looping configuration to portions of the flexible elongated element exiting the distal end of the device, and a curved guide at the distal end for receiving the looped flexible elongated element as it returns to the distal end of the device. In a further feature of the invention, a cutting mechanism is provided to permit the looped flexible elongated element to be separated from the remainder of the flexible elongated element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Frederic P. Field, Douglas A. Fogg, Gregory E. Sancoff
  • Patent number: 6663643
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In a preferred embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, and an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end of the device such that a proximal end of the elongated element may exit from the distal end of the device with sufficient force to pass through the subject. The device also includes a first curved die at the distal end of the device for imparting a looping configuration to portions of the flexible elongated element exiting the distal end of the device, and a second curved die at the distal end for receiving the looped flexible elongated element as it returns to the distal end of the device. In a further feature of the invention, a cutting mechanism is provided to permit the looped flexible elongated element to be separated from the remainder of the flexible elongated element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Onux Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic P. Field, Douglas A. Fogg, Gregory E. Sancoff
  • Publication number: 20030171761
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In an embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, as well as an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end such that a proximal end of the elongated element may pass from the distal end of said device with sufficient force to pass through the portions of the subject. The device also includes a securing unit for variably adjusting a securing force applied by the flexible elongated element to secure together the portions of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Gregory E. Sancoff, Frederic P. Field, Douglas A. Fogg, Brett Guyer, John T. Rice
  • Publication number: 20030114863
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In a preferred embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, and an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end of the device such that a proximal end of the elongated element may exit from the distal end of the device with sufficient force to pass through the subject. The device also includes a curved die at the distal end of the device for imparting a looping configuration to portions of the flexible elongated element exiting the distal end of the device, and a curved guide at the distal end for receiving the looped flexible elongated element as it returns to the distal end of the device. In a further feature of the invention, a cutting mechanism is provided to permit the looped flexible elongated element to be separated from the remainder of the flexible elongated element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventors: Frederic P. Field, Douglas A. Fogg, Gregory E. Sancoff
  • Publication number: 20030105475
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for introducing a flexible elongated element through at least two portions of a subject. In an embodiment, the device includes a proximal end and a distal end, as well as an advancement unit for longitudinally advancing the flexible elongated element toward the distal end such that a proximal end of the elongated element may pass from the distal end of said device with sufficient force to pass through the portions of the subject. The device also includes a securing unit for variably adjusting a securing force applied by the flexible elongated element to secure together the portions of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: Gregory E. Sancoff, Douglas A. Fogg, Frederic P. Field