Patents by Inventor George Bourne

George Bourne 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: 10813945
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, aneurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Michael Madden, Arthur R. Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Publication number: 20200138541
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes customized guidance devices in the form of guidance templates configured to fit over a given area of a patient's body and provide guidance during a tissue treatment or tissue removal procedure of that given area, which may include administration of an agent to a target tissue, target tissue biopsy, target tissue resection, or target tissue ablation. The customized guidance templates are generally constructed via an additive manufacturing process (i.e., three-dimensional (3D) printing) or subtractive manufacturing process (i.e., milling) based on a fabrication instruction file, which may include imaging data of the given area of the patient's body in which targeted tissue treatment is to be performed. The fabrication instruction file may further include additional data, such as the type of procedure to be performed (i.e., biopsy of the tissue abnormality, destruction or resection of the tissue abnormality, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Venkataramanan Krishnaswamy, Robert F. Rioux, David Danielsen, George Bourne
  • Patent number: 10632295
    Abstract: A medical device comprises a flexible member that can be adhesively attached to a housing of the medical device, allowing implantation of the medical device into a body through an incision of reduced size. The flexible member can be attached to the housing either before or after implantation into the body. The flexible member comprises suture locations, including a permeable membrane or a suture hole, for suturing the medical device to tissue of the body. The suture holes can be filled with a substance penetrable by a suture needle, to minimize tissue ingrowth before or after suturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, James Culhane
  • Patent number: 10555791
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes customized guidance devices in the form of guidance templates configured to fit over a given area of a patient's body and provide guidance during a tissue treatment or tissue removal procedure of that given area, which may include administration of an agent to a target tissue, target tissue biopsy, target tissue resection, or target tissue ablation. The customized guidance templates are generally constructed via an additive manufacturing process (i.e., three-dimensional (3D) printing) or subtractive manufacturing process (i.e., milling) based on a fabrication instruction file, which may include imaging data of the given area of the patient's body in which targeted tissue treatment is to be performed. The fabrication instruction file may further include additional data, such as the type of procedure to be performed (i.e., biopsy of the tissue abnormality, destruction or resection of the tissue abnormality, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CairnSurgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkataramanan Krishnaswamy, Robert F. Rioux, David Danielsen, George Bourne
  • Publication number: 20200030593
    Abstract: A medical device comprises a flexible member that can be adhesively attached to a housing of the medical device, allowing implantation of the medical device into a body through an incision of reduced size. The flexible member can be attached to the housing either before or after implantation into the body. The flexible member comprises suture locations, including a permeable membrane or a suture hole, for suturing the medical device to tissue of the body. The suture holes can be filled with a substance penetrable by a suture needle, to minimize tissue ingrowth before or after suturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, James Culhane
  • Publication number: 20190350491
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes support devices configured to be prevent breast deformation during an MRI imaging procedure. One embodiment of a support device comprises a foam insert shaped and sized to rest between a patient's breasts, generally upon the patient's sternum. The support device has a surface configured to engage an imaging modality component (i.e., coil of MRI machine) and prevent and/or minimize contact between the portion of the MRI coil and the pair of breasts when the support device is placed on the surface of the patient, which, in turn, reduces or eliminates any deformation of the breasts upon application of force from the MRI coil in a direction towards the breasts during an MRI imaging procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Venkataramanan Krishnaswamy, David Danielsen, George Bourne
  • Publication number: 20190350668
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes customized guidance devices in the form of guidance templates configured to fit over a given area of a patient's body and provide guidance during a tissue treatment or tissue removal procedure of that given area, which may include administration of an agent to a target tissue, target tissue biopsy, target tissue resection, or target tissue ablation. The customized guidance templates are generally constructed via an additive manufacturing process (i.e., three-dimensional (3D) printing) or subtractive manufacturing process (i.e., milling) based on a fabrication instruction file, which may include imaging data of the given area of the patient's body in which targeted tissue treatment is to be performed. The fabrication instruction file may further include additional data, such as the type of procedure to be performed (i.e., biopsy of the tissue abnormality, destruction or resection of the tissue abnormality, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Venkataramanan Krishnaswamy, Robert F. Rioux, David Danielsen, George Bourne
  • Publication number: 20190343872
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, ancurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: George Bourne, Michael Madden, Arthur R. Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Patent number: 10398724
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, ancurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Michael Madden, Arthur R. Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190060538
    Abstract: Devices to improve lung function in a patient having restricted ventilation. The device may include an entry or access port for an implantable airway bypass device that relieves trapped air. The device of the present invention comprises an expandable structure (164) to be implanted in lung tissue and defining an air capture chamber, a first conduit (174) having a first end from which extends the expandable structure, and a second end to be coupled to a first end of a second conduit (161), the second end of the second conduit being joined to an external anchor (175) to rest against an outer skin surface of the chest of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Mark GELFAND, Jianmin LI, George BOURNE, Howard LEVIN, Benjamin David BELL, Gerhard A. FOELSCHE, Aaron SANDOSKI
  • Publication number: 20180126141
    Abstract: A medical device comprises a flexible member that can be adhesively attached to a housing of the medical device, allowing implantation of the medical device into a body through an incision of reduced size. The flexible member can be attached to the housing either before or after implantation into the body. The flexible member comprises suture locations, including a permeable membrane or a suture hole, for suturing the medical device to tissue of the body. The suture holes can be filled with a substance penetrable by a suture needle, to minimize tissue ingrowth before or after suturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, James Culhane
  • Publication number: 20180110925
    Abstract: A wearable drug delivery device has a drug delivery pack housing a syringe with a drug dose and a separate power pack for providing the energy needed to auto-inject the dose into the user. A flexible conductor or rigid connector couples the two packs together and transits the energy released from the power pack to the drug delivery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Robert F. Rioux, Matthew Laplaca, Brian Grasso, Matt Bomes, George Bourne
  • Patent number: 9895523
    Abstract: A medical device comprises a flexible member that can be adhesively attached to a housing of the medical device, allowing implantation of the medical device into a body through an incision of reduced size. The flexible member can be attached to the housing either before or after implantation into the body. The flexible member comprises suture locations, including a permeable membrane or a suture hole, for suturing the medical device to tissue of the body. The suture holes can be filled with a substance penetrable by a suture needle, to minimize tissue ingrowth before or after suturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, James Culhane
  • Publication number: 20170049554
    Abstract: A method and device to improve lung function in a patient having restricted ventilation. The device may include an implantable airway bypass device that relieves trapped air. The method may include a treatment procedure that minimizes irritation of tissue to control healing processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Soffio Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Jianmin LI, George BOURNE, Mark GELFAND, Howard LEVIN, Michael BARENBOYM, Ary CHERNOMORSKY, Benjamin David BELL, Gerhard Andrew FOELSCHE, Mark LEUNG
  • Publication number: 20160001055
    Abstract: A medical device comprises a flexible member that can be adhesively attached to a housing of the medical device, allowing implantation of the medical device into a body through an incision of reduced size. The flexible member can be attached to the housing either before or after implantation into the body. The flexible member comprises suture locations, including a permeable membrane or a suture hole, for suturing the medical device to tissue of the body. The suture holes can be filled with a substance penetrable by a suture needle, to minimize tissue ingrowth before or after suturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, James Culhane
  • Patent number: 9168365
    Abstract: An implantable port includes a bottom portion having a needle-penetrable region running continuously along a majority of a perimeter of the implantable port. A method for customized suturing of an implantable port also includes creating a port pocket, and advancing a suture needle through the needle-penetrable region. The needle-penetrable region could be a self-sealing elastomer, such as silicone. The method could include the step of determining suture locations after the port pocket is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Angio Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, James Culhane
  • 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: 20140072636
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, ancurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Michael Madden, Arthur R. Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Publication number: 20140058332
    Abstract: An implantable port includes a bottom portion having a needle-penetrable region running continuously along a majority of a perimeter of the implantable port. A method for customized suturing of an implantable port also includes creating a port pocket, and advancing a suture needle through the needle-penetrable region. The needle-penetrable region could be a self-sealing elastomer, such as silicone. The method could include the step of determining suture locations after the port pocket is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Navilyst Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, James Culhane