Patents by Inventor Edward E. Shaw

Edward E. Shaw 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: 20200188145
    Abstract: A medical fixation device having a device attachment portion, a compression bearing portion and a barb portion. The barb portion is separated from a device constraining means by the incorporation of the compression bearing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventor: Edward E. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20200179663
    Abstract: An implantable medical device comprising a first frame portion, a second frame portion arranged within the first frame portion and a plurality of diverging elements connecting the first frame portion to the second frame portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Tom R. McDaniel, Edward E. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20200163751
    Abstract: A device for treating disease along a main vessel and at least one branch vessel extending from the main vessel includes a branch member for deployment in the branch vessel, the branch member having a branch lumen; and a main body for deployment in the main vessel. The main body has a generally tubular wall extending generally longitudinally between opposite first and second ends. The wall has an internal surface defining a main lumen and an opposite outer surface. The wall has a recessed portion that is recessed relative to the outer surface of the wall and positioned between the first and second ends of the main body. The main body has an opening formed in the recessed portion of the wall for receiving the branch member therethrough such that the branch lumen is in fluid communication with the main lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. Dake, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Edward E. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20200139032
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward implantable medical devices, systems, and methods for cardiac assistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Scott M. Bryson, Dustin C. Burkart, Zachary A. Crannell, Joshua D. Cross, Robert M. Depue, James L. Goepfrich, Paul D. Goodman, Brandon C. Hedberg, Jason D. Hemmer, Jeffrey Kennington, Elton R. Migliati, Bryan Reep, Edward E. Shaw, James D. Silverman, Richard D. Strones
  • Patent number: 10610395
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes treatment of the vasculature of a patient with an expandable implant. The implant is constrained to a reduced delivery profile for delivery within the vasculature by at least one sleeve. The implant may be constrained to other diameters, such as an intermediate configuration having a diameter larger than the delivery profile and smaller than the deployment diameter. The sleeves may be expanded, allowing for expansion of the diameter of the expandable implant, by disengaging a coupling member from the sleeve or sleeves from outside of the body of the patient. The expandable implant may comprise a number of side branch fenestrations or fenestratable portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward E. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20200094018
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to treatment programs utilizing expansion elements, such as those associated with occlusion and therapeutic agent delivery devices, systems, and methods. In some more specific examples, treatment programs include expansion-contraction cycles at a pre-selected frequency profile configured to treat a particular condition, such as calcification of an arterial conduit, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Merrill J. Birdno, Mike A. Schmieder, Edward E. Shaw, Brandon C. Short, Alireza Mashal, Matthew B. DeNardo, Franck J. Rubiconi, Linda M. Donoghue, Serge C. Roux
  • Publication number: 20200090446
    Abstract: A networked system for providing and maintaining a set of liquid dispenser stations is described. The fluid dispensers communicate with a managing/supervisory cloud server via an interposed base station. The fluid dispensers communicate locally with the base station via wireless communication network links. The base station operates as an accumulator of status/usage information provided by the dispenser stations and bridge for passing information and control commands between the cloud server and the individual dispenser stations. The dispenser stations are configured with control processors (controllers) to facilitate performing a variety of local control operations associated with dispensing liquids that have been cooled (or heated) prior to dispensing by the dispenser stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Locke, William Hamilton, Franco Savoni, Damon D. Shaw, Raymond T. Hecker, Joel E. Leiser, Ellen Sajdak (Felicelli), Trevor Robert Smouter, Timothy Scott Edward Hiller
  • Patent number: 10588735
    Abstract: A device for treating disease along a main vessel and at least one branch vessel extending from the main vessel includes a branch member for deployment in the branch vessel, the branch member having a branch lumen; and a main body for deployment in the main vessel. The main body has a generally tubular wall extending generally longitudinally between opposite first and second ends. The wall has an internal surface defining a main lumen and an opposite outer surface. The wall has a recessed portion that is recessed relative to the outer surface of the wall and positioned between the first and second ends of the main body. The main body has an opening formed in the recessed portion of the wall for receiving the branch member therethrough such that the branch lumen is in fluid communication with the main lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Dake, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Edward E. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20190374328
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward an embolic filter system. The embolic filter system generally includes a filter and an elongated element. In some examples, the elongate element extends to a position distal to a proximal end of the filter and operates to protect against medical devices entangling with the filter. In some examples, the elongate element is soft and compliant and operates with a hemostatic seal to provide for a hemostatic seal within a lumen of the elongate element while maintaining the lumen as a working lumen through which medical devices can be passed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: William D. Montgomery, Edward E. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10492934
    Abstract: A medical fixation device having a device attachment portion, a compression bearing portion and a barb portion. The barb portion is separated from a device constraining means by the incorporation of the compression bearing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward E. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10482704
    Abstract: A networked system for providing and maintaining a set of liquid dispenser stations is described. The fluid dispensers communicate with a managing/supervisory cloud server via an interposed base station. The fluid dispensers communicate locally with the base station via wireless communication network links. The base station operates as an accumulator of status/usage information provided by the dispenser stations and bridge for passing information and control commands between the cloud server and the individual dispenser stations. The dispenser stations are configured with control processors (controllers) to facilitate performing a variety of local control operations associated with dispensing liquids that have been cooled (or heated) prior to dispensing by the dispenser stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Elkay Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Edward Locke, William Hamilton, Franco Savoni, Damon D. Shaw, Raymond T. Hecker, Joel E. Leiser, Ellen Sajdak (Felicelli), Trevor Robert Smouter, Timothy Scott Edward Hiller
  • Publication number: 20190183648
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods that include device for chordae tendineae repair. The device may include a flexible cord having a first end and a second end; and a helical wire configured to attach to one of the first end and the second end of the flexible cord and anchor the flexible cord to a leaflet of a heart valve; and a capture device having a channel and configured to clamp the leaflet of the heart valve and deliver the flexible cord through the channel to anchor the helical wire to the leaflet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Trapp, James L. Goepfrich, Brandon C. Hedberg, Edward E. Shaw, Jason D. Hemmer, Paul D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 10278705
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an aperture occlusion device and a method for occluding an aperture, including a perimembranous ventricular septal defect. The aperture occlusion device includes a wire frame element. The wire frame forms geometric shapes that include an occluder region and a securing region. The occluder region and the securing region are separated by an attachment region including a waist. The occluder region and securing region can include membranous coverings. The device can be attached to a delivery hub. The wires forming the occluder region and securing region can have a shape-memory capability such that they can be collapsed and distorted in a sheath during delivery, but resume and maintain their intended shape after delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Zahid Amin, Edward H. Cully, Warren Cutright, Coby C. Larsen, Steven J. Masters, Edward E. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20180154120
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure comprise occlusion and drug delivery devices and methods. One aspect of the disclosure comprises a drug delivery device comprising an inner expansion member and an outer drug delivery component. Another aspect of the disclosure comprises bioabsorbable, lumen-occluding implants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan, Douglas S. Paget, Rachel Radspinner, Edward E. Shaw, Michael J. Vonesh
  • Publication number: 20180132872
    Abstract: A system for removing plaque or thrombus from the vasculature and/or deployed medical devices is described. An embodiment can include a plaque reduction brush comprising at least one support adapted to allow the brush to be endoluminally deliverable via a delivery device to a treatment site; and a plurality of bristles extending from the at least one support and being arranged in a predetermined pattern along the at least one support, each of the plurality of bristles having a length, wherein one or more of the plurality of bristles has a bending portion along the length that is more easily bent than another portion of the length thereof, said bending portion facilitating bending of the one or more of the plurality of bristles between a compressed delivery configuration and an expanded use configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan, Kaylan M. Luber, William D. Montgomery, Edward E. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20180110635
    Abstract: A medical fixation device having a device attachment portion, a compression bearing portion and a barb portion. The barb portion is separated from a device constraining means by the incorporation of the compression bearing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventor: Edward E. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9878132
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure comprise occlusion and drug delivery devices and methods. One aspect of the disclosure comprises a drug delivery device comprising an inner expansion member and an outer drug delivery component. Another aspect of the disclosure comprises bioabsorbable, lumen-occluding implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan, Douglas S. Paget, Rachel Radspinner, Edward E. Shaw, Michael J. Vonesh
  • Publication number: 20170333075
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a device comprising a balloon assembly including a balloon, a film template, and a rigid element. The film template may have a fixed upper distension limit and may include at least one aperture. The rigid element may lay substantially flush with an outer surface of the balloon at a first inflated state of the balloon. The first upper distension limit of the balloon may be greater than the fixed upper distension limit of the film template and the balloon may outwardly protrude through the at least one aperture at a second inflated state. The rigid element may be extended in a radial direction away from the outer surface of the balloon as the balloon outwardly protrudes through the at least one aperture relative to the outer surface of the film template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: John E. Bacino, Carey V. Campbell, Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan, Douglas S. Paget, John M. Squeri, Benjamin M. Trapp, Michael J. Vonesh, Edward E. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20170325930
    Abstract: Various aspects of the instant disclosure relate to flow devices including filters and occluders for modifying flow in body conduits such as blood vessels. In some examples, such devices include a support structure and a flow media coupled to the support structure. The medical device generally further includes one or more capture features. In some examples, the capture features are coupled to the support structure at one or more of the proximal and distal ends of the support structure. In various examples, the capture features facilitate retrograde and antegrade deployment of the medical device and retrograde and antegrade capture of the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: William D. Montgomery, Edward E. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9814609
    Abstract: A balloon expandable anchor for a medical device. The anchor barb is contained within the device compacted delivery profile and is balloon expanded to rest outside of the expanded device profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward E. Shaw, John R. Daugherty