Patents by Inventor Eric Houde

Eric Houde 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: 10792484
    Abstract: A vascular access port includes a base with a floor. A cap is engaged with the base to form a reservoir above the floor as a septum seals the reservoir in a fluid-tight manner. An outlet is in fluid communication with the reservoir. At least one of the base and cap is formed by metal injection molding. The cap and base may be engaged with a snap fit connection or a rotatable connection. The fluid communication may be along a non-tangential non-radial flow path. The flow path may be asymmetrical and may also include textured walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Praxis Powder Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Houde, Joseph A. Grohowski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10279112
    Abstract: Automated injection system disclosed in this application advantageously provides physicians with a simplified interface for selecting fluid sources, such as saline, contrast, or a mixture of both, to inject at high pressures. The injector system may comprise a multi-use subassembly, a single-use subassembly, a fitting to fluidly connect the multi-use and single-use subassemblies, a hand held controller, a user interface, and an injector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Houde, Glenn Wadleigh, Todd France, George Bourne, Matthew Cunningham, Gerhard A Foelsche, Gregory T Hughes, Jeffrey Thumm, James J Mitchell, Kirsten Cleveland
  • Patent number: 9889217
    Abstract: A device is provided for the decontamination of hollow objects with a cavity such as caps, including: (i) a first exposure apparatus including at least a UV radiation source and a reflector oriented toward the cavity of the positioned objects, able to produce a direct exposure to UV radiations of surfaces inside the cavity, (ii) a second exposure apparatus including at least a UV radiation source placed on the opposite side relative to the cavity of the positioned objects, the second exposure apparatus being able to expose surfaces inside the objects cavity to UV radiations by diffusion and/or transmission of UV radiations through the walls surrounding the objects cavity, and the first and second exposure apparatus cooperating for producing a global exposure to UV radiations of the surfaces inside the objects cavity. A method is also provided for the decontamination of hollow objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: CLARANOR
    Inventors: Janyce Franc, Eric Houde
  • Patent number: 9809435
    Abstract: A device and appliance is provided for the high-speed decontamination of objects by means of pulsed light, including: an illuminating structure suitable for illuminating a decontamination area in which the objects are arranged, the illuminating structure being suitable for producing streams of light pulses having wavelengths of 200 nm to 300 nm and an adjustable pulse rate; and a positioner suitable for positioning the objects in the decontamination area according to a predetermined arrangement, also including a cooler suitable for maintaining the temperature of the decontamination area substantially below a predetermined temperature when the decontamination area is illuminated, the cooler including an apparatus for circulating a cooling fluid built into the positioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CLARANOR
    Inventor: Eric Houde
  • Publication number: 20170095654
    Abstract: A vascular access port includes a base with a floor. A cap is engaged with the base to form a reservoir above the floor as a septum seals the reservoir in a fluid-tight manner. An outlet is in fluid communication with the reservoir. At least one of the base and cap is formed by metal injection molding. The cap and base may be engaged with a snap fit connection or a rotatable connection. The fluid communication may be along a non-tangential non-radial flow path. The flow path may be asymmetrical and may also include textured walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Houde, Joseph A. Grohowski, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160101201
    Abstract: A device is provided for the decontamination of hollow objects with a cavity such as caps, including: (i) a first exposure apparatus including at least a UV radiation source and a reflector oriented toward the cavity of the positioned objects, able to produce a direct exposure to UV radiations of surfaces inside the cavity, (ii) a second exposure apparatus including at least a UV radiation source placed on the opposite side relative to the cavity of the positioned objects, thes second exposure apparatus being able to expose surfaces inside the objects cavity to UV radiations by diffusion and/or transmission of UV radiations through the walls surrounding the objects cavity, and the first and second exposure apparatus cooperating for producing a global exposure to UV radiations of the surfaces inside the objects cavity. A method is also provided for the decontamination of hollow objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Janyce FRANC, Eric HOUDE
  • Publication number: 20150209515
    Abstract: Automated injection system disclosed in this application advantageously provides physicians with a simplified interface for selecting fluid sources, such as saline, contrast, or a mixture of both, to inject at high pressures. The injector system may comprise a multi-use subassembly, a single-use subassembly, a fitting to fluidly connect the multi-use and single-use subassemblies, a hand held controller, a user interface, and an injector housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: AngioDynamlcs, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Houde, Glenn Wadleigh, Todd France, George Bourne, Matthew Cunningham, Gerhard A. Foelsche, Gregory T. Hughes, Jeffrey Thumm, James J. Mitchell, Kirsten Cleveland
  • Publication number: 20140208251
    Abstract: Automated injection system disclosed in this application advantageously provides physicians with a simplified interface for selecting fluid sources, such as saline, contrast, or a mixture of both, to inject at high pressures. The injector system may comprise a multi-use subassembly, a single-use subassembly, a fitting to fluidly connect the multi-use and single-use subassemblies, a hand held controller, a user interface, and an injector housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Houde, Kirsten Cleveland
  • Publication number: 20120273693
    Abstract: A device and appliance is provided for the high-speed decontamination of objects by means of pulsed light, including: an illuminating structure suitable for illuminating a decontamination area in which the objects are arranged, the illuminating structure being suitable for producing streams of light pulses having wavelengths of 200 nm to 300 nm and an adjustable pulse rate; and a positioner suitable for positioning the objects in the decontamination area according to a predetermined arrangement, also including a cooler suitable for maintaining the temperature of the decontamination area substantially below a predetermined temperature when the decontamination area is illuminated, the cooler including an apparatus for circulating a cooling fluid built into the positioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Eric Houde
  • Publication number: 20120259291
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing access to a target site in a living body, comprises a first elongated member including a proximal opening to a first lumen and a branching point at a distal end thereof and a second lumen open to the first lumen at the branching point, the second lumen extending to a second lumen distal opening at a first connector, the first connector configured to engage a proximal end of a first lumen of a multi-lumen catheter in combination with a third lumen open to the first lumen at the branching point, the third lumen extending to a third lumen distal opening at a second connector, the second connector configured to engage a proximal end of a second lumen of a multi-lumen catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Navilyst Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Lareau, Stephen Engelhard, Eric Houde
  • Patent number: 8267915
    Abstract: A port for implantation within a body, comprises a housing having proximal and distal surfaces and a side surface wherein, the proximal surface faces outward toward the skin, the distal surface faces inward away from the skin and the side surface extends between the proximal and distal surfaces. A first well formed within the housing includes a first opening in the proximal surface and a second well formed in the housing adjacent to the first well has a second opening formed in the proximal surface. First and second outlet openings formed on the side surface of the port are in fluid communication with the first and second wells, respectively, and are separated from one another by a distance substantially equal to a distance separating lumens of a dual lumen catheter to which the port is to be connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Navilyst Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Katie Daly, Kristian DiMatteo, Eric Houde
  • Patent number: 7722638
    Abstract: Devices and methods for delivery or retrieval of a distal protection device. A distal protection assembly may comprise an outer sheath, an inner shaft disposed within a lumen of the outer sheath, a distal protection device disposed at a distal end of the inner shaft; and a manifold coupled to a proximal end of the outer sheath that is adapted for moving the outer sheath relative to the inner shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Deyette, Jr., Eric Houde, Scott A. Diamond, Mark H. VanDiver, Colin P. Hart, Glenn H. Wadleigh
  • Publication number: 20080091229
    Abstract: Devices and methods for delivery or retrieval of a distal protection device. A distal protection assembly may comprise an outer sheath, an inner shaft disposed within a lumen of the outer sheath, a distal protection device disposed at a distal end of the inner shaft; and a manifold coupled to a proximal end of the outer sheath that is adapted for moving the outer sheath relative to the inner shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Deyette, Eric Houde, Scott Diamond, Mark Van Diver, Colin Hart, Glenn Wadleigh
  • Patent number: 7326224
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of embolic protection and, more particularly, to systems for locking a shaft relative to a hub assembly. In addition, a method for securing a shaft relative to a hub assembly is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Houde, Colin P. Hart, Mark H. Van Diver, Thomas Deyette, Jr., Scott A. Diamond
  • Patent number: 7267667
    Abstract: A fluid injection system is disclosed The system is adapted to employ first and second injectors which may sequentially, or simultaneously, inject first and second fluids into a patient via a catheter. The first and second injectors may be power actuated. The actuation of the injectors may be controlled via a controller of the system. The user may be provided with an operator interface module to enable the control of the system to be affected during operation. A separate waste line may be provided to drain the system effectively and efficiently. A pressure sensor may be provided proximate the catheter to reduce pressure signal wave dampening and fluid waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Houde, Mark VanDiver, Colin P. Hart, Valerie M. Castora, Kathryn M. Albert
  • Patent number: 7258681
    Abstract: An automated fluid control system for controlling fluid flow between a catheter, a saline supply, a contrast supply and an injector is disclosed. Pinch valves are provided in the saline input and output lines and contrast input and output lines. A controller is linked to the pinch valves to sequentially open and close the pinch valves during functions which include contrast injection and saline injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Houde
  • Patent number: 7044933
    Abstract: A fluid injection apparatus and method of injecting fluid are disclosed. The apparatus includes a control syringe electrically connected to a power-actuated syringe. A sensor is provided proximate the control syringe to monitor the position of the plunger therein, with a signal representative of plunger position then being communicated to a processor for calculation of a corresponding control signal. The control signal is received by an actuator of the power-actuated syringe to move the plunger of the power-actuated syringe in a manner related to movement of the control syringe. The control syringe is provided with a feedback device to provide the operator with an indication as to the pressure of the fluid being injected into a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark H. VanDiver, Colin P. Hart, Kevin C. Martin, Thomas R. Delcourt, Eric Houde
  • Patent number: 6976974
    Abstract: A fluid control apparatus is disclosed for controlling fluid flow between a catheter, an injector, a saline supply, a waste dump and a contrast supply. The apparatus includes a valve stem movable within a cavity disposed in a valve body. The valve stem is movable to a plurality of positions including a contrast position where the valve stem provides communication between the injector and a contrast supply, a saline/waste position where the valve stem provides communication between the injector and a saline/waste line and an injection position where the valve stem provides communication between the injector and an outlet port connected to the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Houde, Mark Van Diver, Scott Diamond
  • Publication number: 20050171502
    Abstract: A port for implantation within a body, comprises a housing having a proximal surface, a distal surface and a side surface wherein, when the port is implanted within a body in a desired orientation, the proximal surface faces outward toward the skin, the distal surface faces inward away from the skin and the side surface extends between the proximal and distal surfaces and a first well formed within the housing, the first well including a first opening in the proximal surface. A second well is formed in the housing adjacent to the first well and has a second opening formed in the proximal surface. First and second outlet openings formed on the side surface of the port are in fluid communication with the first and second wells, respectively, and are separated from one another by a distance substantially equal to a distance separating lumens of a dual lumen catheter to which the port is to be connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Katie Daly, Kristian DiMatteo, Eric Houde
  • Patent number: 6918893
    Abstract: A fluid control valve is disclosed which, with a single valve, can manipulate flow between a saline supply, a contrast supply, a waste dump and a catheter. The control valve includes three primary positions including a contrast position where the valve provides communication between an injector and a contrast supply while isolating the saline supply and catheter. The valve also can be moved to a saline/waste position where the valve provides communication between the injector and the saline supply and/or the waste dump while isolating the contrast supply and catheter. The valve also can be moved to an injection position where the valve provides communication between the injector and the catheter. A single valve provides all three functions. The valve also may provide communication between a pressure transducer and catheter during the saline loading, waste dumping and contrast loading functions. The valve also provides protection or isolation of the pressure transducer during injection procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Houde, Mark van Diver, Scott Diamond