Patents by Inventor Geoffrey A. Orth

Geoffrey A. Orth 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: 20190262148
    Abstract: A tool for compressing a stented prosthesis. The tool includes first and second sets of rollers. The first set includes a plurality of rollers arranged to define a first working region having a first working diameter. The second set includes a plurality of rollers arranged to define a second working region having a second working diameter. The sets of rollers are arranged such that the working regions are axially aligned. The first working diameter is greater than the second working diameter. A stented prosthesis traversing the first working region and then the second working region is forced to a compressed state. In some embodiments, the tool includes one or more intermediate sets of rollers between the first and second sets of rollers, with each of the intermediate sets of rollers defining a working region having a working diameter. The respective working diameters progressively decrease in a downstream direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Orth, Kenny Bruner, Don Tran, Jill Mendelson, James R. Keogh
  • Publication number: 20190254816
    Abstract: Methods of transcatheter delivery of a prosthetic heart valve. A distal region of a guide member assembly is advanced into a heart of a patient. The distal region is docked to native anatomy of the heart. A delivery device, including a collapsed prosthetic heart valve, is advanced over the docked guide member assembly. The collapsed prosthetic heart valve is located at an implantation site. The prosthetic heart valve is deployed from the delivery device, and then the delivery device is removed from the patient. At least a portion of the guide member assembly is removed from the patient. In some embodiments, the docking structure is docked to one or more of native mitral valve leaflets, chordae in the left ventricle, or walls of the left ventricle as part of a transseptal mitral valve delivery procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc A. Anderson, Grainne Teresa Carroll, Paul Devereux, Niall Duffy, Matthew Fleming, Alexander J. Hill, Elliot J. Howard, James R. Keogh, Marian Patricia Lally, Luke Lehmann, Jeffrey Madden, Kevin M. Mauch, Ciaran McGuinness, Brian T. McHenry, Karl L. Olney, Geoffrey Orth, Edward Sarnowski, Elizabeth A. Schotzko, Benjamin Wong
  • Patent number: 10322000
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include sizing catheters and methods for determining the size and other physical parameters of an internal orifice or lumen. Embodiments include a sizing catheter assembly having a handle assembly and a catheter assembly including at least one catheter extending from the handle assembly. The catheter assembly also includes at least two sizers, which can be adjustably spaced from each other. Each of the sizers are configured to conform to respective portions of a lumen of a patient's anatomy. The sizing catheter is configured such that the sizers are configured to specify or determine first and second dimensions of the lumen and also distance between the sizers. The sizers can include valve leaflets or the sizing catheter can include a temporary valve. Additional aspects include software/methods of assessing and determining an appropriate implantable device that can include assessing the biomechanical interaction between the device and the anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Orth, Mostafa Toloui, Kshitija Garde, Michael Krivoruchko, Brian McHenry, Wei Wang, Tracey Tien, Sarah Ahlberg, Cynthia Clague
  • Patent number: 10292844
    Abstract: A tool for compressing a stented prosthesis. The tool includes first and second sets of rollers. The first set includes a plurality of rollers arranged to define a first working region having a first working diameter. The second set includes a plurality of rollers arranged to define a second working region having a second working diameter. The sets of rollers are arranged such that the working regions are axially aligned. The first working diameter is greater than the second working diameter. A stented prosthesis traversing the first working region and then the second working region is forced to a compressed state. In some embodiments, the tool includes one or more intermediate sets of rollers between the first and second sets of rollers, with each of the intermediate sets of rollers defining a working region having a working diameter. The respective working diameters progressively decrease in a downstream direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Orth, Kenny Bruner, Don Tran, Jill Mendelson, James R. Keogh
  • Publication number: 20180303606
    Abstract: An integrated valve prosthesis includes an anchor stent, a tether component, and a valve component. The anchor stent includes a self-expanding tubular frame member configured to be deployed in the annulus of an aortic valve or the aorta. The valve component includes a valve frame and a prosthetic valve coupled to the valve frame, and is configured to be deployed within the anchor stent. The tether component includes a first end coupled to the anchor stent and a second end coupled to the valve frame. In the delivery configuration, the tether component extends in a first direction from the anchor stent to the valve component, and in the deployed configuration, the tether component extends in a second direction from the anchor stent to the valve component. The second direction is generally opposite the first direction. The tether component may set the location of the valve component relative to the anchor stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Rothstein, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Geoffrey Orth
  • Publication number: 20180289488
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include sizing catheters and methods for determining the size and other physical parameters of an internal orifice or lumen. Embodiments include a sizing catheter assembly having a handle assembly and a catheter assembly including at least one catheter extending from the handle assembly. The catheter assembly also includes at least two sizers, which can be adjustably spaced from each other. Each of the sizers are configured to conform to respective portions of a lumen of a patient's anatomy. The sizing catheter is configured such that the sizers are configured to specify or determine first and second dimensions of the lumen and also distance between the sizers. The sizers can include valve leaflets or the sizing catheter can include a temporary valve. Additional aspects include software/methods of assessing and determining an appropriate implantable device that can include assessing the biomechanical interaction between the device and the anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Geoffrey Orth, Mostafa Toloui, Kshitija Garde, Michael Krivoruchko, Brian McHenry, Wei Wang, Tracey Tien, Sarah Ahlberg, Cynthia Clague
  • Publication number: 20170333228
    Abstract: A tool for compressing a stented prosthesis. The tool includes first and second sets of rollers. The first set includes a plurality of rollers arranged to define a first working region having a first working diameter. The second set includes a plurality of rollers arranged to define a second working region having a second working diameter. The sets of rollers are arranged such that the working regions are axially aligned. The first working diameter is greater than the second working diameter. A stented prosthesis traversing the first working region and then the second working region is forced to a compressed state. In some embodiments, the tool includes one or more intermediate sets of rollers between the first and second sets of rollers, with each of the intermediate sets of rollers defining a working region having a working diameter. The respective working diameters progressively decrease in a downstream direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Geoffrey Orth, Kenny Bruner, Don Tran, Jill Mendelson, James R. Keogh
  • Patent number: 9687334
    Abstract: An intestinal implant includes a proximal anchor self-expandable from a radially compressed position to a radially expandable position for engagement with a wall of the intestinal lumen and a flexible sleeve coupled to the anchor. The sleeve is implanted with the anchor downstream from the pylorus and the sleeve extending further downstream through the intestinal lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Williams, Daniel W. Fifer, Geoffrey A. Orth, Jeffrey A. Smith, Richard A. Glenn, William L. Athas, Richard S. Stack
  • Publication number: 20170151080
    Abstract: An intestinal implant includes a proximal anchor self-expandable from a radially compressed position to a radially expandable position for engagement with a wall of the intestinal lumen and a flexible sleeve coupled to the anchor. The sleeve is implanted with the anchor downstream from the pylorus and the sleeve extending further downstream through the intestinal lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. WILLIAMS, Daniel W. FIFER, Geoffrey A. ORTH, Jeffrey A. SMITH, Richard A. GLENN, William L. ATHAS, Richard S. STACK
  • Publication number: 20160250474
    Abstract: An intravascular electrode system includes an intravascular lead including a spiral section, and a plurality of electrodes on the spiral section. The electrodes are positioned to form a plurality of circumferentially-spaced longitudinal electrode arrays, each longitudinal array energizable independently from the other longitudinal arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Richard S. Stack, Michael S. Williams, Daniel W. Fifer, Richard A. Glenn, Geoffrey A Orth, Lynn Elliott, Colleen Stack
  • Publication number: 20160235525
    Abstract: An integrated valve prosthesis includes an anchor stent, a tether component, and a valve component. The anchor stent includes a self-expanding tubular frame member configured to be deployed in the annulus of an aortic valve or the aorta. The valve component includes a valve frame and a prosthetic valve coupled to the valve frame, and is configured to be deployed within the anchor stent. The tether component includes a first end coupled to the anchor stent and a second end coupled to the valve frame. In the delivery configuration, the tether component extends in a first direction from the anchor stent to the valve component, and in the deployed configuration, the tether component extends in a second direction from the anchor stent to the valve component. The second direction is generally opposite the first direction. The tether component may set the location of the valve component relative to the anchor stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Rothstein, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Geoffrey Orth
  • Patent number: 9414917
    Abstract: A medical device loading system can comprise a first housing, a second housing, and a plate. The first housing comprises a first open end, a first tapered inner surface, and a second open end. The second housing comprises a third open end, a second tapered inner surface, and a fourth open end. The second housing can define a slot between the second tapered surface and the third open end. The plate can be configured to be slidably received within the slot. The loading system can further comprise a first elongated member and a second elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Misha Young, Scott Janis, Alfonso D'Alessandro, Glenn Stante, Karan Punga, Devin Gosal, Geoffrey Orth, Cynthia Clague
  • Publication number: 20150150508
    Abstract: An intravascular electrode device for use in neuromodulation includes an anchor expandable from a radially compressed position to a radially expanded position. A lead extends from the anchor and has at least one conductor extending through it. A flex circuit is coupled to the anchor and comprises a flexible insulative substrate, a plurality of electrodes carried by the substrate, and a plurality of conductive traces carried by the substrate, each trace electrically coupled to an electrode and a conductor. Expansion of the anchor within a blood vessel biases the electrodes into contact with the surrounding blood vessel wall. An exemplary anchor includes a first portion having expansion forces sufficient to bias the electrodes against the vessel wall for mapping and chronic stimulation, and a second portion having greater radial expansion forces sufficient to chronically engage the vessel wall once an optimal electrode location has been selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Richard A. Glenn, Kevin Holbrook, Jeffrey A. Smith, Geoffrey A. Orth, Michael S. Williams
  • Publication number: 20150105629
    Abstract: A system for performing multi-tool minimally invasive medical procedures through a single instrument port in a body cavity includes a pair of steerable tool cannulas extending from a rigid tube that is supported by an operating room fixture. The rigid tube is extendable through an incision to position distal ends of the rigid tube and tool cannulas within a body cavity. Each tool cannula has a lumen for receiving a corresponding surgical instrument so that an end effector of the each instrument may be used within the body cavity. Control devices are operatively associated with each tool cannula and include ports for receiving the surgical instruments. User manipulation of the handles of the surgical instruments results in steering of the tool cannulas, and thus the surgical instruments, within the body cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Michael S Williams, Richard S Stack, Richard A Glenn, Geoffrey A Orth, Jeff Smith, Aurora Pryor
  • Publication number: 20150081011
    Abstract: A medical device loading system can comprise a first housing, a second housing, and a plate. The first housing comprises a first open end, a first tapered inner surface, and a second open end. The second housing comprises a third open end, a second tapered inner surface, and a fourth open end. The second housing can define a slot between the second tapered surface and the third open end. The plate can be configured to be slidably received within the slot. The loading system can further comprise a first elongated member and a second elongated member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Misha Young, Scott Janis, Alfonso D'Alessandro, Glenn Stante, Karan Punga, Devin Gosal, Geoffrey Orth, Cynthia Clague
  • Patent number: 8972015
    Abstract: An intravascular electrode system includes an expandable anchor and a flexible substrate which carries at least one electrode. The anchor is positioned in a blood vessel and expanded to an expanded position to bias the electrode in contact with the vessel wall. The flexible substrate may be longitudinally withdrawn from its position between the anchor and the vessel wall without removing the anchor from the blood vessel. A second flexible substrate may be longitudinally inserted into position between the anchor and vessel wall as replacement for the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Interventional Autonomics Corporation
    Inventors: Richard S. Stack, Michael S. Williams, Daniel W. Fifer, Richard A. Glenn, Geoffrey A Orth, Lynn Elliott, Colleen Stack
  • Patent number: 8934956
    Abstract: An intravascular electrode device for use in neuromodulation includes an anchor expandable from a radially compressed position to a radially expanded position. A lead extends from the anchor and has at least one conductor extending through it. A flex circuit is coupled to the anchor and comprises a flexible insulative substrate, a plurality of electrodes carried by the substrate, and a plurality of conductive traces carried by the substrate, each trace electrically coupled to an electrode and a conductor. Expansion of the anchor within a blood vessel biases the electrodes into contact with the surrounding blood vessel wall. An exemplary anchor includes a first portion having expansion forces sufficient to bias the electrodes against the vessel wall for mapping and chronic stimulation, and a second portion having greater radial expansion forces sufficient to chronically engage the vessel wall once an optimal electrode location has been selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Interventional Autonomics Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Glenn, Jeffrey A. Smith, Geoffrey A. Orth, Kevin Holbrook, Michael S. Williams
  • Patent number: 8919348
    Abstract: A system for performing multi-tool minimally invasive medical procedures through a single instrument port into a body cavity includes a rigid tube carried by a mount. Cannulas having instrument channels and steerable distal ends extend distally from the rigid tube. During a procedure using the system, the mount is supported by an operating room fixture, and instruments are advanced through the steerable instrument channels. Manipulation of the instrument handles engages actuators positioned on the mount, which steer the distal ends of the cannulas through the action of pull cables. The distal ends of the instruments may thus be steered within the body by the distal ends of the steerable cannulas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Transenterix Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Williams, Richard S. Stack, Geoffrey A. Orth, Jeffrey A. Smith, Richard A. Glenn, Daniel W. Fifer, William L. Athas, Aurora Pryor
  • Publication number: 20140222125
    Abstract: An intravascular electrode device for use in neuromodulation includes an anchor expandable from a radially compressed position to a radially expanded position. A lead extends from the anchor and has at least one conductor extending through it. A flex circuit is coupled to the anchor and comprises a flexible insulative substrate, a plurality of electrodes carried by the substrate, and a plurality of conductive traces carried by the substrate, each trace electrically coupled to an electrode and a conductor. Expansion of the anchor within a blood vessel biases the electrodes into contact with the surrounding blood vessel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Synecor LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Glenn, Jeffrey A. Smith, Geoffrey A. Orth, Michael S. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140148883
    Abstract: An intravascular electrode system includes an expandable anchor and a flexible substrate which carries at least one electrode. The anchor is positioned in a blood vessel and expanded to an expanded position to bias the electrode in contact with the vessel wall. The flexible substrate may be longitudinally withdrawn from its position between the anchor and the vessel wall without removing the anchor from the blood vessel. A second flexible substrate may be longitudinally inserted into position between the anchor and vessel wall as replacement for the first substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Synecor LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Stack, Michael S. Williams, Daniel W. Fifer, Richard A. Glenn, Geoffrey A. Orth, Lynn Elliott, Colleen Stack