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).

  • Publication number: 20040078004
    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 21, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: George Bourne, James Culhane
  • Publication number: 20040037887
    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: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Applicant: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Mike Madden, Art Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Publication number: 20030233150
    Abstract: A method of treating tissue includes placing substantially spherical polymer particles in the tissue. The particles include an interior region having relatively large pores and a first region substantially surrounding the interior having fewer relatively large pores than the interior region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventors: George Bourne, Marcia Buiser, Thomas V. Casey, Steve Keenan, Janel Lanphere, Jianmin Li, Erin McKenna, Zarouhi Minasian, Doreen Rao
  • Publication number: 20020133171
    Abstract: A medical device includes a handle, a sheath, and an object-engaging unit. The distal end portion of the sheath is strong enough to resist being deformed by the object-engaging unit, yet another portion of the sheath is flexible enough to bend sufficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Applicant: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Like Que, George Bourne, Juli Curtis
  • Publication number: 20020068943
    Abstract: A medical device used for retrieving material from within a body includes an engaging assembly in which at least a portion of the engaging assembly is resistant to laser energy-induced damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Michael S.H. Chu, George Bourne
  • Patent number: 6398791
    Abstract: A medical device includes a handle, a sheath, and an object-engaging unit. The distal end portion of the sheath is strong enough to resist being deformed by the object-engaging unit, yet another portion of the sheath is flexible enough to bend sufficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Inventors: Like Que, George Bourne, Juli Curtis
  • Patent number: 6375651
    Abstract: A medical device is provided which includes a suction conduit and an energy-transmitting conduit wherein at least some of the transmitted energy is directed to the distal region of the suction conduit. The device may include an optical apparatus for directing the energy. The device has applications in lithotripsy and tissue-removal in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Grasso, III, Douglas Goodshall, Clifford Liu, Anthony Tremaglio, George Bourne
  • Patent number: 6368328
    Abstract: A medical device used for retrieving material from within a body includes an engaging assembly in which at least a portion of the engaging assembly is resistant to laser energy-induced damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. H. Chu, George Bourne
  • Publication number: 20020002366
    Abstract: A medical device is provided which comprises a suction conduit and an energy-transmitting conduit wherein at least some of the transmitted energy is directed to the distal region of the suction conduit. The device may include an optical apparatus for directing the energy. The device has applications in lithotripsy and tissue-removal in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2000
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Inventors: Michael Grasso, Douglas Godshall, Clifford Liu, Anthony Tremaglio, George Bourne
  • Patent number: 6280399
    Abstract: A device for delivering a substance such as a surgical sealant or adhesive to an internal portion of the body that has been acted on by a procedure performing instrument such as a catheter, trocar, laparoscopic instrument or a biopsy device is described. The invention more particularly relates to a biopsy device for obtaining one or more tissue samples and for applying at least one substance to the biopsy site in one operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Allegiance Corporation
    Inventors: Victor D. Rossin, Gregory C. Groenke, George Bourne
  • Patent number: 6195805
    Abstract: A unique powder-free medical glove fabricated from a neoprene copolymer, and a method of making same is described. The gloves of the invention are easily donned without the use of powdered donning agents and retain their puncture resistance, tensile strength, stress at 500% and elongation to break after post-processing by chlorination and sterilization by irradiation. Additionally, the gloves of the invention exhibit minimal discoloration (as measured by the per cent change in yellowness index) and minimal stickiness to themselves and to glove packing materials after sterilization by irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Allegiance Corporation
    Inventors: George Bourne, Theresa A. Moceri, Yun-Siung Tony Yeh
  • Patent number: 6081928
    Abstract: A thin elastomeric glove with enhanced gripping surfaces molded into the gripping surfaces of the glove is described. Preferably, the enhanced gripping surface is molded into each of the finger and thumb tips and body portions of the gloves. The enhanced gripping surface may be comprised of a plurality of concave indentations molded into the gripping surfaces of the glove. Alternatively, the enhanced gripping surface is comprised of a plurality of suction cups molded into the gripping surfaces of the glove. The glove may be constructed of any natural or synthetic rubber latex or blends or combinations thereof and has a thickness between about 0.004 to about 0.012 inches, an elongation greater than about 200%, a tensile strength between about 1500 to about 5000 psi and a 500% modulus between about 300 to about 2000 psi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Allegiance Corporation
    Inventor: George Bourne
  • Patent number: 5649950
    Abstract: A system for percutaneous transluminal front-end delivery and retrieval of a collapsible prosthetic occluder includes a front-end loading portion, a control assembly and an introducer and retrieval sheath assembly. The front-end loading portion includes a tapering lumen portion and a smaller diameter distal lumen portion. An infusion port communicates with the distal lumen portion immediately adjacent the distal end of the tapering lumen portion. A valve assembly seals the front-end loading portion lumen proximally of the collapsed occluder. The distal end of the front-end loading portion lumen is inserted into the proximal end of an introducer and retrieval sheath assembly. A control assembly advances the occluder through the front-end loading portion, the introducer and retrieval sheath assembly and into the defect site. The retrieval sheath assembly is less flexible than the introducer sheath and is sufficiently rigid to evert the deployed occluder when retracted thereagainst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: C. R. Bard
    Inventors: George Bourne, Randall W. Davis, George Duval, Dennis Goodine, James E. Lock, Gerry Ouellette, Stanton B. Perry, Maria Wagner, Gregory R. Whittaker
  • Patent number: 5626599
    Abstract: A method for percutaneous transluminal front-end delivery of a collapsible prosthetic occluder using a front-end loading portion, a control assembly and an introducer sheath. The prosthetic device is collapsed in a lumen of a front-end loading portion. A valve assembly seals the front-end loading portion lumen proximally of the collapsed occluder. Fluid is then infused through a port extending into the front-end loading portion in communication with the front-end loading portion lumen to remove air bubbles from the collapsed prosthetic device. The prosthetic device is advanced using a control assembly from the front-end loading portion into the introducer and ultimately into the defect site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: C. R. Bard
    Inventors: George Bourne, Randall W. Davis, George Duval, Dennis Goodine, James E. Lock, Gerry Ouellette, Stanton B. Perry, Maria S. Wagner, Gregory R. Whittaker
  • Patent number: 5486193
    Abstract: A system for percutaneous transluminal front-end delivery of a collapsible prosthetic occluder includes a front-end loading portion, a control assembly and an introducer. The front-end loading portion includes a tapering lumen portion and a smaller diameter distal lumen portion. An infusion port communicates with the distal lumen portion immediately adjacent the distal end of the tapering lumen portion. A valve assembly seals the front-end loading portion lumen proximally of the collapsed occluder. The distal end of the front-end loading portion lumen is inserted into the proximal end of an introducer. A control assembly advances the occluder through the front-end loading portion, the introducer and into the defect site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Randall W. Davis, George Duval, Dennis Goodine, James E. Lock, Gerry Ouellette, Stanton B. Perry, Maria Wagner, Gregory R. Whittaker