Patents by Inventor Gary Rocheleau

Gary Rocheleau 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: 20190307567
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an inflatable penile prosthesis includes a reservoir configured to hold fluid, an inflatable member, and a pump assembly configured to facilitate a transfer of a fluid from the reservoir to the inflatable member. The pump assembly includes a pump bulb, and a valve body defining a fluid passageway. The valve body includes a refill valve disposed in the fluid passageway. The refill valve includes a valve member. In response to the pump bulb being compressed, the valve member moves within the fluid passageway in a first direction to a closed position in which the valve member blocks the fluid from being transferred around the refill valve. In response to the pump bulb being uncompressed, the valve member moves within the fluid passageway in a second direction to an open position in which the valve member allows the fluid to transfer around the refill valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: James Ryan Mujwid, Ryan Earl Fredrick, John Anders Bostrom, Thomas Andrew Albrecht, Jessica Elizabeth Felton, Gary A. Rocheleau, Travis J. Schauer
  • Patent number: 10285815
    Abstract: A dual poppet valve assembly for a pump assembly of an implantable penile prosthesis having a suction poppet engagable by a plurality of fingers allowing free travel of the poppet and to prevent vacuum lockup of the pump assembly. The suction poppet can also include an elongated shaft receivable within a corresponding bore of a cylinder poppet to prevent the suction poppet from becoming misaligned during the operation of the pump assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Henkel, Gary A. Rocheleau, Scott E. Jahns
  • Patent number: 10258451
    Abstract: A tool for driving a helical anchor into a target location, the tool including a proximal portion and a distal portion, the proximal portion having a handle and an actuator, and a shaft extending distally from the proximal portion, the shaft comprising an outer shaft and an inner rotating shaft that is at least partially concentrically positioned within the outer shaft, the shaft having a length that facilitates accessing a location of a posterior pelvic region, wherein the inner rotating shaft is actuated by movement of the actuator in a predetermined motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Alexander, Chaouki A. Khamis, Patricia M. Derus, Scott S. Jeutter, Gary A. Rocheleau, Steven G. Rockow
  • Patent number: 10022210
    Abstract: Described are implants, tools, and methods useful for treating pelvic conditions such as prolapse, by placing an implant to support pelvic tissue, the implants, tools, and methods involving one or more of adjusting engagements, specific implants and pieces of implants, placement of implants at locations within the pelvic region, and insertion, adjusting, and grommet management tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. O'Hern, Richard C. Kaleta, Chaouki A. Khamis, Gary A. Rocheleau, John F. Otte, Gregory L. Koeller, David J. Kupiecki
  • Publication number: 20180116801
    Abstract: A dual poppet valve assembly for a pump assembly of an implantable penile prosthesis having a suction poppet engagable by a plurality of fingers allowing free travel of the poppet and to prevent vacuum lockup of the pump assembly. The suction poppet can also include an elongated shaft receivable within a corresponding bore of a cylinder poppet to prevent the suction poppet from becoming misaligned during the operation of the pump assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory J. Henkel, Gary A. Rocheleau, Scott E. Jahns
  • Patent number: 9918820
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a mesh or implant systems are provided. The implants can include one or more anchors, arms and the like. The anchors can include hingeable or patterned finger extension to facilitate tissue penetration and retention. Various tensioning and adjustment mechanisms, devices and methods are further provided for the implant systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin M. Crank, Kathryn A. Bertelson, Patricia M. Derus, Gary A. Rocheleau, Michael A. Knipfer
  • Patent number: 9889010
    Abstract: A dual poppet valve assembly for a pump assembly of an implantable penile prosthesis having a suction poppet engagable by a plurality of fingers allowing free travel of the poppet and to prevent vacuum lockup of the pump assembly. The suction poppet can also include an elongated shaft receivable within a corresponding bore of a cylinder poppet to prevent the suction poppet from becoming misaligned during the operation of the pump assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Henkel, Gary A. Rocheleau, Scott E. Jahns
  • Publication number: 20170165044
    Abstract: Surgical instruments, implantable articles and surgical procedures disclosed for treating medical disorders, particularly incontinence. Improved surgical sling procedures are disclosed. Novel surgical instruments and kits for use in sling procedures are also disclosed. The present invention affords options for surgeons with concomitant advantages to the patient and the healthcare provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Johann J. NEISZ, Robert E. LUND, Kimberly A. ANDERSON, Vicki R. VANDERSLOOT, Terrence M. MOORE, Mark S. BOUCHIER, Randy L. MORNINGSTAR, Gary A. ROCHELEAU
  • Publication number: 20170105828
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a mesh or implant systems are provided. The implants can include one or more anchors, arms and the like. The anchors can include hingeable or patterned finger extension to facilitate tissue penetration and retention. Various tensioning and adjustment mechanisms, devices and methods are further provided for the implant systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Justin M. Crank, Kathryn A. Bertelson, Patricia M. Derus, Gary A. Rocheleau, Michael A. Knipfer
  • Publication number: 20170079765
    Abstract: A tool for driving a helical anchor into a target location, the tool including a proximal portion and a distal portion, the proximal portion having a handle and an actuator, and a shaft extending distally from the proximal portion, the shaft comprising an outer shaft and an inner rotating shaft that is at least partially concentrically positioned within the outer shaft, the shaft having a length that facilitates accessing a location of a posterior pelvic region, wherein the inner rotating shaft is actuated by movement of the actuator in a predetermined motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: James A. Alexander, Chaouki A. Khamis, Patricia M. Derus, Scott S. Jeutter, Gary A. Rocheleau, Steven G. Rockow
  • Publication number: 20170056177
    Abstract: A dual poppet valve assembly for a pump assembly of an implantable penile prosthesis having a suction poppet engagable by a plurality of fingers allowing free travel of the poppet and to prevent vacuum lockup of the pump assembly. The suction poppet can also include an elongated shaft receivable within a corresponding bore of a cylinder poppet to prevent the suction poppet from becoming misaligned during the operation of the pump assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Gregory J. Henkel, Gary A. Rocheleau, Scott E. Jahns
  • Patent number: 9572648
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a mesh or implant systems are provided. The implants can include one or more anchors, arms and the like. The anchors can include hingeable or patterned finger extension to facilitate tissue penetration and retention. Various tensioning and adjustment mechanisms, devices and methods are further provided for the implant systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Justin M. Crank, Kathryn A. Bertelson, Patricia M. Derus, Gary A. Rocheleau, Michael A. Knipfer
  • Patent number: 9554884
    Abstract: Surgical instruments, implantable articles and surgical procedures disclosed for treating medical disorders, particularly incontinence. Improved surgical sling procedures are disclosed. Novel surgical instruments and kits for use in sling procedures are also disclosed. The present invention affords options for surgeons with concomitant advantages to the patient and the healthcare provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Astora Women's Health, LLC
    Inventors: Johann J. Neisz, Robert E. Lund, Kimberly A. Anderson, Vicki R. Vandersloot, Terence M. Moore, Mark S. Bouchier, Randy L. Morningstar, Gary A. Rocheleau
  • Patent number: 9522065
    Abstract: A dual poppet valve assembly for a pump assembly of an implantable penile prosthesis having a suction poppet engagable by a plurality of fingers allowing free travel of the poppet and to prevent vacuum lockup of the pump assembly. The suction poppet can also include an elongated shaft receivable within a corresponding bore of a cylinder poppet to prevent the suction poppet from becoming misaligned during the operation of the pump assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Henkel, Gary A. Rocheleau, Scott E. Jahns
  • Patent number: 9510825
    Abstract: A tool for driving a helical anchor into a target location, the tool including a proximal portion and a distal portion, the proximal portion having a handle and an actuator, and a shaft extending distally from the proximal portion, the shaft comprising an outer shaft and an inner rotating shaft that is at least partially concentrically positioned within the outer shaft, the shaft having a length that facilitates accessing a location of a posterior pelvic region, wherein the inner rotating shaft is actuated by movement of the actuator in a predetermined motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Astora Women's Health, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Alexander, Chaouki A. Khamis, Patricia M. Derus, Scott S. Jeutter, Gary A. Rocheleau, Steven G. Rockow
  • Patent number: 9402723
    Abstract: A penile prosthesis implantation device includes a barrel having a bore, and an obturator that is received within the bore and is configured to slide along a longitudinal axis of the bore relative to the barrel. A distal end of the obturator includes a needle clamp and one or more bore engaging members. The needle clamp is configured to hold a thread attachment end of a needle. Each bore engaging member includes a surface that engages an interior wall of the bore. A gap extends between a central portion of the obturator and the one or more bore engaging members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Charles C. Kuyava, Gary Rocheleau
  • Publication number: 20160015519
    Abstract: A dual poppet valve assembly for a pump assembly of an implantable penile prosthesis having a suction poppet engagable by a plurality of fingers allowing free travel of the poppet and to prevent vacuum lockup of the pump assembly. The suction poppet can also include an elongated shaft receivable within a corresponding bore of a cylinder poppet to prevent the suction poppet from becoming misaligned during the operation of the pump assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Gregory J. Henkel, Gary A. Rocheleau, Scott E. Jahns
  • Patent number: 9089426
    Abstract: A dual poppet valve assembly for a pump assembly of an implantable penile prosthesis having a suction poppet engagable by a plurality of fingers allowing free travel of the poppet and to prevent vacuum lockup of the pump assembly. The suction poppet can also include an elongated shaft receivable within a corresponding bore of a cylinder poppet to prevent the suction poppet from becoming misaligned during the operation of the pump assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Henkel, Gary A. Rocheleau, Scott E. Jahns
  • Publication number: 20150182339
    Abstract: A penile prosthesis implantation device includes a barrel having a bore, and an obturator that is received within the bore and is configured to slide along a longitudinal axis of the bore relative to the barrel. A distal end of the obturator includes a needle clamp and one or more bore engaging members. The needle damp is configured to hold a thread attachment end of a needle. Each bore engaging member includes a surface that engages an interior wail of the bore. A gap extends between a central portion of the obturator and the one or more bore engaging members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Charles C. Kuyava, Gary Rocheleau
  • Patent number: 9005111
    Abstract: A penile prosthesis implantation device includes a barrel having a bore, an obturator and a needle clamp. The obturator has a distal end that is received within the bore of the barrel and is configured to slide along a longitudinal axis of the bore relative to the barrel. The needle clamp is at the distal end of the obturator and includes opposing pinching members that are displaced from an interior wall of the bore when the needle clamp is retracted within the bore, and a receptacle between the pinching members configured to receive a thread attachment end of a needle and hold the end of the needle through an interference fit with the pinching surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventors: Charles C. Kuyava, Gary Rocheleau