Patents by Inventor Gary Neff

Gary Neff 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: 20210154031
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide systems and methods for treating a medical condition. In one embodiment, the system comprises a stent having proximal and distal regions, and further having a delivery state and an expanded state. A therapeutic agent is disposed on a segment of the stent. The stent is disposed around an exterior surface of a core assembly in the delivery state. A coupling assembly releasably secures the proximal region of the stent to the exterior surface of the core assembly. The coupling assembly secures the stent to the core assembly for a predetermined period while the stent is in the expanded state and during release of the therapeutic agent at a target site. The coupling assembly further enables the stent to be disengaged from the core assembly and deployed in a bodily passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Alec E. Cerchiari, Brian Feng, Timothy Foley, Christopher Mobley, Gary Neff, Ram H. Paul, JR.
  • Patent number: 10765853
    Abstract: A hemostatic valve assembly is disclosed. The assembly comprises a housing having a sidewall that tapers radially inwardly towards the housing distal end. A valve member having an open proximal end and a tapered distal end with an orifice formed therein is disposed within the housing chamber. The valve member is deformable between a closed configuration in which the orifice is substantially closed and an open configuration in which the orifice is open. A biasing member disposed proximal to the valve member is moveable between a longitudinally compressed condition and a longitudinally expanded condition. When in an expanded condition, the biasing member pushes the valve member longitudinally and against the tapered sidewall of the housing. The tapered sidewall of the housing urges the distal end of the valve member radially inwardly, thus urging the orifice to the substantially closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medicai Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gary Neff, William Gibbons, Ram H. Paul, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200129285
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of making a prosthesis or a stent with a smooth covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James C. MERK, Brent A. MAYLE, Gary NEFF, Ram H. PAUL, JR.
  • Patent number: 10463470
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of making a prosthesis or a stent with a smooth covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James C. Merk, Brent A. Mayle, Gary Neff, Ram H. Paul, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190328562
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a hybrid stent having a balloon-expandable portion joined to a self-expanding portion. The hybrid stent is capable of withstanding the forces applied by delivery. Delivery systems for deploying a hybrid stent are described, as are methods of using such delivery systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Brent A. Mayle, Ram H. Paul, James C. Merk, Gary Neff, Dean R. Puckett, Austin Neidigh, Thomas Mindel, Michelle Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20190328561
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an assembly including a balloon catheter as an inner catheter for the delivery of a self-expanding stent. The delivery assembly may lack a separate pusher structure. A method of using a single assembly to delivery a self-expanding stent and provide a post-dilatation step is also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Brent A. Mayle, Ram H. Paul, JR., James C. Merk, Gary Neff, Dean R. Puckett, Austin Neidigh, Thomas Mindel
  • Publication number: 20190167952
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to medical devices and methods of assembling medical devices, such as MRI-compatible interventional wireguides. An example of a wireguide includes a series of individual segments, a plurality of connectors, and a plurality of spacers. Each segment in the series of individual segments has a first end and a second end. Each connector of the plurality of connectors joins adjacent segments in the series of individual segments to one another such that a first end of a first segment and a second end of a second segment in the series of individual segments are attached to a connector of the plurality of connectors. A spacer of the plurality of spacers is disposed between each pair of adjacent segments in the series of individual segments. Each of the segments in the series of individual segments is electrically insulated from an adjacent segment in the series of individual segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Ram H Paul, JR., Richard Swift, Shuo Yang, Tracy Willis, Gary Neff
  • Publication number: 20190159916
    Abstract: A device for insertion into a vessel and suitable for implementing translational movement through the vessel includes a flexible tube containing a translational actuator. Anchoring actuators are positioned along the length of the flexible tube and are configured to controllably expand against the inner wall of the vessel in coordination with extension and contraction of the translational actuator to effect translational movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James C. Merk, Brent A. Mayle, Gary Neff, Ralf Spindler
  • Publication number: 20170027682
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of making a prosthesis or a stent with a smooth covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James C. MERK, Brent A. MAYLE, Gary NEFF, Ram H. PAUL, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160175576
    Abstract: A hemostatic valve assembly is disclosed. The assembly comprises a housing having a sidewall that tapers radially inwardly towards the housing distal end. A valve member having an open proximal end and a tapered distal end with an orifice formed therein is disposed within the housing chamber. The valve member is deformable between a closed configuration in which the orifice is substantially closed and an open configuration in which the orifice is open. A biasing member disposed proximal to the valve member is moveable between a longitudinally compressed condition and a longitudinally expanded condition. When in an expanded condition, the biasing member pushes the valve member longitudinally and against the tapered sidewall of the housing. The tapered sidewall of the housing urges the distal end of the valve member radially inwardly, thus urging the orifice to the substantially closed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Gary Neff, William Gibbons, Ram H. Paul, JR.
  • Patent number: 8759730
    Abstract: A carton including multiple focused susceptors can be configured to provide multiple heating configurations for microwave heating of a packaged food product. In at least one heating configuration, the microwave susceptors are arranged such that food product has a softer texture when heated. In a second heating configuration, the microwave susceptors such that the food product has a crispier texture when heated. In use a consumer can select any of the multiple carton configurations for heating the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company
    Inventors: Gary Neff, Eric Sitterly, Stephen James DeNio, Akou Amefia, Randy Gunzburger
  • Patent number: 8029839
    Abstract: A microwavable crinkle-cut French fry potato includes deep groves and coatings of oil and encapsulated salt. Crinkle-cut potato pieces are prepared with a solids content of 40-50% by weight, frozen, sprayed with oil and coated with encapsulated salt. A carton for the potato pieces is formed from a single-piece blank provided with a pair of microwave susceptor surfaces and reinforced corners. A removable lid contacts the potato pieces during microwave reconstitute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: ProMark Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda E. Tiffany, Patricia A. Mason, Gary Neff
  • Publication number: 20100072197
    Abstract: A carton including multiple focused susceptors can be configured to provide multiple heating configurations for microwave heating of a packaged food product. In at least one heating configuration, the microwave susceptors are arranged such that food product has a softer texture when heated. In a second heating configuration, the microwave susceptors such that the food product has a crispier texture when heated. In use a consumer can select any of the multiple carton configurations for heating the food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: H.J. Heinz Company
    Inventors: Gary Neff, Eric Sitterly, Stephen James DeNio, Akou Amefia, Randy Gunzburger
  • Publication number: 20060286225
    Abstract: A microwavable crinkle-cut French fry potato includes deep groves and coatings of oil and encapsulated salt. Crinkle-cut potato pieces are prepared with a solids content of 40-50% by weight, frozen, sprayed with oil and coated with encapsulated salt. A carton for the potato pieces is formed from a single-piece blank provided with a pair of microwave susceptor surfaces and reinforced corners. A removable lid contacts the potato pieces during microwave reconstitute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: ProMark Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Linda Tiffany, Patricia Mason, Gary Neff
  • Publication number: 20060286224
    Abstract: A microwavable crinkle-cut French fry potato includes deep groves and coatings of oil and encapsulated salt. Crinkle-cut potato pieces are prepared with a solids content of 40-50% by weight, frozen, sprayed with oil and coated with encapsulated salt. A carton for the potato pieces is formed from a single-piece blank provided with a pair of microwave susceptor surfaces and reinforced corners. A removable lid contacts the potato pieces during microwave reconstitution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: ProMark Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Linda Tiffany, Patricia Mason, Gary Neff
  • Patent number: 7108878
    Abstract: A microwavable crinkle-cut French fry potato includes deep groves and coatings of oil and encapsulated salt. Crinkle-cut potato pieces are prepared with a solids content of 40–50% by weight, frozen, sprayed with oil and coated with encapsulated salt. A carton for the potato pieces is formed from a single-piece blank provided with a pair of microwave susceptor surfaces and reinforced corners. A removable lid contacts the potato pieces during microwave reconstitution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: ProMark Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Linda E. Tiffany, Patricia A. Mason, Gary Neff
  • Publication number: 20050042360
    Abstract: A microwavable crinkle-cut French fry potato includes deep groves and coatings of oil and encapsulated salt. Crinkle-cut potato pieces are prepared with a solid content of 40-45% by weight, frozen, sprayed with oil and coated with encapsulated salt. A carton for the potato pieces is formed from a single-piece blank provided with a pair of microwave susceptor surfaces and reinforced corners. A removable lid contacts the potato pieces during microwave reconstitution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Linda Tiffany, Patricia Mason, Gary Neff