Patents by Inventor Douglas S. Sutton

Douglas S. Sutton 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: 20200129087
    Abstract: An implantable sensor for implantation in a vessel, comprising a plurality of electrodes for placement on, in or adjacent a vessel wall, means for providing a drive signal to the electrodes, means for measuring at least one of impedance and capacitance between at least two of the plurality of electrodes, and means for wirelessly communicating data from the sensor and a blood vessel monitoring system comprising same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Fiachra M. Sweeney, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Douglas S. Sutton, Brian Wilfley, Edward McKenna, Xuance Zhou, Peter Callas, Danyang Fan
  • Patent number: 10548659
    Abstract: A needle with multiple injection ports is used in connection with a high-pressure injection system to infuse a treatment solution into a treatment area below the dermis of the skin. The needle has multiple tines that extend outwardly from the injection ports while inside the treatment area to disrupt tissue in the treatment area and to create multiple pathways of infusion. The tines are withdrawn and the needle is partially withdrawn, and solution is injected from the needle into the treatment area at high pressure to infuse the tissue within the treatment area. The burst, infusion, and a treatment such as an energy or third solution may be interleaved and repeated multiple times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ULTHERA, INC.
    Inventors: James E. Chomas, Mark E. Deem, Hanson S. Gifford, Douglas S. Sutton
  • Patent number: 10553127
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprise a dynamic motion seat with at least five directions of motion for vehicle simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ACME WORLDWIDE ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Randall S. Gurule, Douglas D. Sutton, E. Victor Maestas, Peter Agnew, Matthew Hastey, Michael T. Skelton
  • Publication number: 20190076033
    Abstract: Wireless, variable inductance and resonant circuit-based vascular monitoring devices, systems, methodologies, and techniques are disclosed that can be used to assist healthcare professionals in predicting, preventing, and diagnosing various heart-related and other health conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Fiachra M. Sweeney, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Jessi Johnson, Pablo Martin, Shriram Raghunathan, Stephen Sheridan, Douglas S. Sutton, Friedrich Wetterling, Conor M. Hanley
  • Publication number: 20190029639
    Abstract: Implantable devices for continuously monitoring vascular lumen dimensions, in particular in the inferior vena cava (IVC) for determining heart failure status of a patient. Related therapy systems as well as monitoring and therapy methods are also disclosed. Devices include active or passive marker elements placed in contact with, adhered to or injected into the vessel wall to generate or reflect signals from which lumen diameter may be determined. Disclosed devices may be fully implantable and self-contained including capabilities for wirelessly communication monitored parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, Mark E. Deem, Douglas S. Sutton, Vijaykumar Rajasekhar
  • Publication number: 20180177486
    Abstract: Implantable devices for continuously monitoring vascular lumen dimensions, in particular in the inferior vena cava (IVC) for determining heart failure status of a patient. Related therapy systems as well as monitoring and therapy methods are also disclosed. Devices include active or passive marker elements placed in contact with, adhered to or injected into the vessel wall to generate or reflect signals from which lumen diameter may be determined. Disclosed devices may be fully implantable and self-contained including capabilities for wirelessly communication monitored parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, Mark E. Deem, John Morriss, Douglas S. Sutton, Jeffry J. Grainger, Vijaykumar Rajasekhar
  • Patent number: 9986974
    Abstract: These are site marking devices for marking a selected site within tissue of a patient. More particularly, the devices include an elongated body of gel and a metallic band disposed at least partially surrounding the body of gel. The body of gel is recognizably artificial when the marker is subject to ultrasound or x-ray imaging. Therefore, it is readily distinguishable from biological features within the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Laksen Sirimanne, Douglas S. Sutton, Natalie V. Fawzi, Gail Lebovic
  • Patent number: 9669113
    Abstract: Cavity and sentinel lymph node marking devices, marker delivery devices, and methods are disclosed. More particularly, upon insertion into a body, the cavity marking device and method enable one to determine the center, orientation, and periphery of the cavity by radiographic, mammography, echogenic, or other noninvasive imaging techniques. A composition and method are disclosed for locating the sentinel lymph node in a mammalian body to determine if cancerous cells have spread thereto. The composition is preferably a fluid composition consisting of a carrier fluid and some type of contrast agent; alternatively, the contrast agent may itself be a fluid and therefore not need a separate carrier fluid. This composition is capable of (1) deposition in or around a lesion and migration to and accumulation in the associated sentinel node, and (2) remote detection via any number of noninvasive techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: D. Laksen Sirimanne, Natalie V. Fawzi, Douglas S. Sutton, Gail S. Lebovic, Stanley R. Conston, Peter M. Wilson, Anne B. Morrissey, Mary Elizabeth Bush
  • Patent number: 9642999
    Abstract: Described here are brachytherapy applicators that comprise a modular support matrix. The modular support matrix may define the arrangement of radiation source lumens within the brachytherapy applicator. The modular support matrix can be adjusted to position the radiation sources to obtain a certain dose and dose profile. A series of modular support matrices may be operably connected according to patient anatomy or dosing requirements. Systems and methods for using such modular brachytherapy applicators are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas S. Sutton, George D. Hermann, Michael Drews, Gail S. Lebovic
  • Patent number: 9492570
    Abstract: Cavity and sentinel lymph node marking devices, marker delivery devices, and methods are disclosed. More particularly, upon insertion into a body, the cavity marking device and method enable one to determine the center, orientation, and periphery of the cavity by radiographic, mammography, echogenic, or other noninvasive imaging techniques. A composition and method are disclosed for locating the sentinel lymph node in a mammalian body to determine if cancerous cells have spread thereto. The composition is preferably a fluid composition consisting of a carrier fluid and some type of contrast agent; alternatively, the contrast agent may itself be a fluid and therefore not need a separate carrier fluid. This composition is capable of (1) deposition in or around a lesion and migration to and accumulation in the associated sentinel node, and (2) remote detection via any number of noninvasive techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Laksen Sirimanne, Natalie V. Fawzi, Douglas S. Sutton, Gail S. Lebovic, Stanley R. Conston, Peter M. Wilson, Anne B. Morrissey, Mary Elizabeth Bush
  • Patent number: 9380998
    Abstract: These are subcutaneous cavity marking devices and methods. More particularly, upon insertion into a body, the cavity marking device and method enable one to determine the center, orientation, and periphery of the cavity by radiographic, mammographic, echogenic, or other non-invasive imaging techniques. Also, the device contains a bioabsorbable or non-bioabsorbable marker. The device may be combined with various substances enhancing the radiopaque, mammographic, or echogenic characteristics of the marker or the body allowing it to be observed by any non-invasive imaging techniques. This is further a method of marking a subcutaneous cavity using a bioabsorbable material and a bioabsorbable or non-bioabsorbable marker in conjunction with the material. The method also may combine any of the features as described with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: D. Laksen Sirimanne, Douglas S. Sutton, Natalie V. Fawzi, Gail Lebovic
  • Patent number: 9039593
    Abstract: Described here are conformable brachytherapy applicators. The conformable brachytherapy applicators generally follow the contour of tissue surfaces so that distances between radiation sources and target tissues can be precisely determined and radiation dose clouds can be readily shaped. Systems and methods for using the conformable brachytherapy applicators are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Gail S. Lebovic, George D. Hermann, Douglas S. Sutton
  • Patent number: 8794243
    Abstract: Various obesity treatment tools and methods are described herein, as well as treatments for other gastric-related diseases, e.g., GERD. Treatment includes reducing the size of the stomach pouch to limit the caloric intake as well as to provide an earlier feeling of satiety. This may be done by creating a smaller gastric pouch within the stomach directly from the interior of the stomach itself. The smaller pouches may be made through the use of individual anchoring devices, rotating probes, or volume reduction devices. A pyloroplasty procedure may also be performed to render the pyloric sphincter incompetent. A gastric bypass procedure may additionally be performed using atraumatic magnetic anastomoses devices so that sugars and fats are passed directly to the bowel while bypassing the stomach. Many of these procedures may be done in a variety of combinations. Treatment may create enforced behavioral modifications by discouraging the ingestion of high-caloric foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Deem, Douglas S. Sutton, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Bernard H. Andreas, Ronald G. French
  • Publication number: 20140194741
    Abstract: These are subcutaneous cavity marking devices and methods. More particularly, upon insertion into a body, the cavity marking device and method enable one to determine the center, orientation, and periphery of the cavity by radiographic, mammographic, echogenic, or other non-invasive imaging techniques. Also, the device contains a bioabsorbable or non-bioabsorbable marker. The device may be combined with various substances enhancing the radiopaque, mammographic, or echogenic characteristics of the marker or the body allowing it to be observed by any non-invasive imaging techniques. This is further a method of marking a subcutaneous cavity using a bioabsorbable material and a bioabsorbable or non-bioabsorbable marker in conjunction with the material. The method also may combine any of the features as described with the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: D. Laksen Sirimanne, Douglas S. Sutton, Natalie V. Fawzi, Gail Lebovic
  • Publication number: 20140051996
    Abstract: These are subcutaneous cavity marking devices and methods. More particularly, upon insertion into a body, the cavity marking device and method enable one to determine the center, orientation, and periphery of the cavity by radiographic, mammographic, echogenic, or other non-invasive imaging techniques. Also, the device contains a bioabsorbable or non-bioabsorbable marker. The device may be combined with various substances enhancing the radiopaque, mammographic, or echogenic characteristics of the marker or the body allowing it to be observed by any non-invasive imaging techniques. This is further a method of marking a subcutaneous cavity using a bioabsorbable material and a bioabsorbable or non-bioabsorbable marker in conjunction with the material. The method also may combine any of the features as described with the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: D. Laksen Sirimanne, Douglas S. Sutton, Natalie V. Fawzi, Gail Lebovic
  • Patent number: 8613749
    Abstract: Various obesity treatment tools and methods are described herein, as well as treatments for other gastric-related diseases, e.g., GERD. Treatment includes reducing the size of the stomach pouch to limit the caloric intake as well as to provide an earlier feeling of satiety. This may be done by creating a smaller gastric pouch within the stomach directly from the interior of the stomach itself. The smaller pouches may be made through the use of individual anchoring devices, rotating probes, or volume reduction devices. A pyloroplasty procedure may also be performed to render the pyloric sphincter incompetent. A gastric bypass procedure may additionally be performed using atraumatic magnetic anastomoses devices so that sugars and fats are passed directly to the bowel while bypassing the stomach. Many of these procedures may be done in a variety of combinations. Treatment may create enforced behavioral modifications by discouraging the ingestion of high-caloric foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Deem, Douglas S. Sutton, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Bernard H. Andreas, Ronald G. French
  • Patent number: 8600481
    Abstract: These are subcutaneous cavity marking devices and methods. More particularly, upon insertion into a body, the cavity marking device and method enable one to determine the center, orientation, and periphery of the cavity by radiographic, mammographic, echogenic, or other non-invasive imaging techniques. Also, the device contains a bioabsorbable or non-bioabsorbable marker. The device may be combined with various substances enhancing the radiopaque, mammographic, or echogenic characteristics of the marker or the body allowing it to be observed by any non-invasive imaging techniques. This is further a method of marking a subcutaneous cavity using a bioabsorbable material and a bioabsorbable or non-bioabsorbable marker in conjunction with the material. The method also may combine any of the features as described with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Laksen Sirimanne, Douglas S. Sutton, Natalie V. Fawzi, Gail Lebovic
  • Patent number: 8590761
    Abstract: A single fold system for tissue approximation and fixation is described herein. The devices are advanced in a minimally invasive manner within a patient's body to create at least one fold within a hollow body organ. The system comprises a tissue acquisition and folding device and a tissue stapling or fixation device, each of which is used together as a system. The acquisition device is used to approximate a single fold of tissue from within the hollow body organ and the stapling device is advanced through a main lumen defined through the acquisition device and is used to affix the tissue. The stapling device is keyed to maintain its rotational orientation relative to the acquisition device and to provide the user positional information of the stapling device. The acquisition device is also configured to provide lateral stability to the stapling device prior to the stapling device being clamped onto tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Gerbi, Gary Weller, Jamy Gannoe, Douglas S. Sutton, Andrew H. Hancock, Gilbert Mata, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130296899
    Abstract: Various obesity treatment tools and methods are described herein, as well as treatments for other gastric-related diseases, e.g., GERD. Treatment includes reducing the size of the stomach pouch to limit the caloric intake as well as to provide an earlier feeling of satiety. This may be done by creating a smaller gastric pouch within the stomach directly from the interior of the stomach itself. The smaller pouches may be made through the use of individual anchoring devices, rotating probes, or volume reduction devices. A pyloroplasty procedure may also be performed to render the pyloric sphincter incompetent. A gastric bypass procedure may additionally be performed using atraumatic magnetic anastomoses devices so that sugars and fats are passed directly to the bowel while bypassing the stomach. Many of these procedures may be done in a variety of combinations. Treatment may create enforced behavioral modifications by discouraging the ingestion of high-caloric foods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Mark E. Deem, Douglas S. Sutton, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Benard H. Andreas, Ronald G. French
  • Patent number: 8550972
    Abstract: Described here are conformable brachytherapy applicators. The conformable brachytherapy applicators generally follow the contour of tissue surfaces so that distances between radiation sources and target tissues can be precisely determined and radiation dose clouds can be readily shaped. Systems and methods for using the conformable brachytherapy applicators are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gail S. Lebovic, George D. Hermann, Douglas S. Sutton