Patents by Inventor Gordon Bishop

Gordon Bishop 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: 10595985
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least one inferior soft tissue anchor into the patient, such that the at least one inferior soft tissue anchor is suspended from the superior soft tissue anchor, the sum of all of the at least one inferior soft tissue anchors having a superiorly facing total surface area. The inferiorly facing total surface area of the superior anchor can be greater, such as at least two times greater than the superiorly facing total surface area of the at least one inferior anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sinclair Pharmaceuticals Limited
    Inventors: Michael J. Lee, Randall Lashinski, Gordon Bishop, Anthony Beatty, Jasper Benke, Alexe Calarasu, Jeremy Kinkade, Sean Saint, Heather Hardy
  • Patent number: 10039857
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus and methods for tissue lifting, or for correcting a ptosis condition caused by tissue stretching, are described. In some embodiments a tissue is supported by a support member. In some embodiments, tension is applied to a support member through at least one suspension member. The described embodiments provide examples of methods and apparatus effective for use in lifting or otherwise applying tension to various tissues, including tissues of the breast, buttock, thigh, arm, abdomen, neck and face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Sinclair Pharmaceuticals Limited
    Inventors: Gordon Bishop, Randy Lashinski
  • Publication number: 20180092736
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least one inferior soft tissue anchor into the patient, such that the at least one inferior soft tissue anchor is suspended from the superior soft tissue anchor, the sum of all of the at least one inferior soft tissue anchors having a superiorly facing total surface area. The inferiorly facing total surface area of the superior anchor can be greater, such as at least two times greater than the superiorly facing total surface area of the at least one inferior anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Michael J. Lee, Randall Lashinski, Gordon Bishop, Anthony Beatty, Jasper Benke, Alexe Calarasu, Jeremy Kinkade, Sean Saint, Heather Hardy
  • Publication number: 20170348090
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast is supported. In some embodiments, the methods provide ways of supporting and adjusting tissue, and the apparatus includes components and embodiments for supporting and adjusting the tissue. Some embodiments include a supporting device, having a first portion, a second portion, and a support member positioned between the first portion and second portion. Some embodiments include advancing the first portion of the supporting device into the body to a first location in the body; advancing the second portion of the supporting device into the body to a second location in the body; securing the first portion of the supporting device at the first location; and shifting soft tissue in the body with the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Sean Saint, Heather Hardy, Anthony Beatty, Alexe Calarasu, Jasper Benke, Gordon Bishop, Randall Lashinski
  • Patent number: 9763770
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least one inferior soft tissue anchor into the patient, such that the at least one inferior soft tissue anchor is suspended from the superior soft tissue anchor, the sum of all of the at least one inferior soft tissue anchors having a superiorly facing total surface area. The inferiorly facing total surface area of the superior anchor can be greater, such as at least two times greater than the superiorly facing total surface area of the at least one inferior anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Sinclair Pharmaceuticals Limited
    Inventors: Michael J. Lee, Randall Lashinski, Gordon Bishop, Anthony Beatty, Jasper Benke, Alexe Calarasu, Jeremy Kinkade, Sean Saint, Heather Hardy
  • Patent number: 9603708
    Abstract: A delivery catheter and a method for deploying a cardiovascular prosthetic implant using a minimally invasive procedure are disclosed. The delivery catheter comprises an elongate, flexible catheter body having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the distal end has an outer diameter of 18 French or less, a cardiovascular prosthetic implant at the distal end of the catheter body, wherein the cardiovascular prosthetic implant comprises an inflatable cuff and a tissue valve coupled to the inflatable cuff, and at least one link between the catheter body and the cardiovascular prosthetic implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: DFM, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Robin, Do Uong, Gordon Bishop
  • Publication number: 20160242899
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least one inferior soft tissue anchor into the patient, such that the at least one inferior soft tissue anchor is suspended from the superior soft tissue anchor, the sum of all of the at least one inferior soft tissue anchors having a superiorly facing total surface area. The inferiorly facing total surface area of the superior anchor can be greater, such as at least two times greater than the superiorly facing total surface area of the at least one inferior anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Lee, Randall Lashinski, Gordon Bishop, Anthony Beatty, Jasper Benke, Alexe Calarasu, Jeremy Kinkade, Sean Saint, Heather Hardy
  • Patent number: 9220589
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least one inferior soft tissue anchor into the patient, such that the at least one inferior soft tissue anchor is suspended from the superior soft tissue anchor, the sum of all of the at least one inferior soft tissue anchors having a superiorly facing total surface area. The inferiorly facing total surface area of the superior anchor can be greater, such as at least two times greater than the superiorly facing total surface area of the at least one inferior anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Refine, LLC
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Michael J. Lee, Gordon Bishop, Anthony Beatty, Jasper Benke, Alexe Calarasu, Jeremy Kinkade, Sean Saint, Heather Saladin
  • Publication number: 20150327988
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus and methods for tissue lifting, or for correcting a ptosis condition caused by tissue stretching, are described. In some embodiments a tissue is supported by a support member. In some embodiments, tension is applied to a support member through at least one suspension member. The described embodiments provide examples of methods and apparatus effective for use in lifting or otherwise applying tension to various tissues, including tissues of the breast, buttock, thigh, arm, abdomen, neck and face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Gordon Bishop, Randy Lashinski
  • Publication number: 20140200396
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least one inferior soft tissue anchor into the patient, such that the at least one inferior soft tissue anchor is suspended from the superior soft tissue anchor, the sum of all of the at least one inferior soft tissue anchors having a superiorly facing total surface area. The inferiorly facing total surface area of the superior anchor can be greater, such as at least two times greater than the superiorly facing total surface area of the at least one inferior anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: REFINE, LLC
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Michael J. Lee, Gordon Bishop, Anthony Beatty, Jasper Benke, Alexe Calarasu, Jeremy Kinkade, Sean Saint, Heather Saladin
  • Patent number: 8632454
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least one inferior soft tissue anchor into the patient, such that the at least one inferior soft tissue anchor is suspended from the superior soft tissue anchor, the sum of all of the at least one inferior soft tissue anchors having a superiorly facing total surface area. The inferiorly facing total surface area of the superior anchor can be greater, such as at least two times greater than the superiorly facing total surface area of the at least one inferior anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Refine, LLC
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Michael J. Lee, Gordon Bishop, Anthony Beatty, Jasper Benke, Alexe Calarasu, Jeremy Kinkade, Sean Saint, Heather Saladin
  • Publication number: 20130066423
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus and methods for tissue lifting, or for correcting a ptosis condition caused by tissue stretching, are described. In some embodiments a tissue is supported by a support member. In some embodiments, tension is applied to a support member through at least one suspension member. The described embodiments provide examples of methods and apparatus effective for use in lifting or otherwise applying tension to various tissues, including tissues of the breast, buttock, thigh, arm, abdomen, neck and face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Gordon Bishop, Randy Lashinski
  • Publication number: 20120232653
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast is supported. In some embodiments, the methods provide ways of supporting and adjusting tissue, and the apparatus includes components and embodiments for supporting and adjusting the tissue. Some embodiments include a supporting device, having a first portion, a second portion, and a support member positioned between the first portion and second portion. Some embodiments include advancing the first portion of the supporting device into the body to a first location in the body; advancing the second portion of the supporting device into the body to a second location in the body; securing the first portion of the supporting device at the first location; and shifting soft tissue in the body with the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Saint, Heather Saladin, Anthony Beatty, Alexe Calarasu, Jasper Benke, Gordon Bishop, Randall Lashinski
  • Publication number: 20120046675
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus and methods for tissue lifting, or for correcting a ptosis condition caused by tissue stretching, are described. In some embodiments a tissue is supported by a support member. In some embodiments, tension is applied to a support member through at least one suspension member. The described embodiments provide examples of methods and apparatus effective for use in lifting or otherwise applying tension to various tissues, including tissues of the breast, buttock, thigh, arm, abdomen, neck and face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Gordon Bishop, Randy Lashinski
  • Publication number: 20120016468
    Abstract: A delivery catheter and a method for deploying a cardiovascular prosthetic implant using a minimally invasive procedure are disclosed. The delivery catheter comprises an elongate, flexible catheter body having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the distal end has an outer diameter of 18 French or less, a cardiovascular prosthetic implant at the distal end of the catheter body, wherein the cardiovascular prosthetic implant comprises an inflatable cuff and a tissue valve coupled to the inflatable cuff, and at least one link between the catheter body and the cardiovascular prosthetic implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Robin, Do Uong, Gordon Bishop
  • Publication number: 20100331612
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least one inferior soft tissue anchor into the patient, such that the at least one inferior soft tissue anchor is suspended from the superior soft tissue anchor, the sum of all of the at least one inferior soft tissue anchors having a superiorly facing total surface area. The inferiorly facing total surface area of the superior anchor can be greater, such as at least two times greater than the superiorly facing total surface area of the at least one inferior anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: Alure Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Michael J. Lee, Gordon Bishop, Anthony Beatty, Jasper Benke, Alexe Calarasu, Jeremy Kinkade, Sean Saint, Heather Saladin
  • Patent number: 7837613
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least one inferior soft tissue anchor into the patient, such that the at least one inferior soft tissue anchor is suspended from the superior soft tissue anchor, the sum of all of the at least one inferior soft tissue anchors having a superiorly facing total surface area. The inferiorly facing total surface area of the superior anchor can be greater, such as at least two times greater than the superiorly facing total surface area of the at least one inferior anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Alure Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Michael J. Lee, Gordon Bishop, Anthony Beatty, Jasper Benke, Alexe Calarasu, Jeremy Kinkade, Sean Saint, Heather Saladin
  • Publication number: 20100137679
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least one inferior soft tissue anchor into the patient, such that the at least one inferior soft tissue anchor is suspended from the superior soft tissue anchor, the sum of all of the at least one inferior soft tissue anchors having a superiorly facing total surface area. The inferiorly facing total surface area of the superior anchor can be greater, such as at least two times greater than the superiorly facing total surface area of the at least one inferior anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: Alure Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Michael J. Lee, Gordon Bishop, Anthony Beatty, Jasper Benke, Alexe Calarasu, Jeremy Kinkade, Sean Saint, Heather Saladin
  • Publication number: 20090248071
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast is supported. In some embodiments, the methods provide ways of supporting and adjusting tissue, and the apparatus includes components and embodiments for supporting and adjusting the tissue. Some embodiments include a supporting device, having a first portion, a second portion, and a support member positioned between the first portion and second portion. Some embodiments include advancing the first portion of the supporting device into the body to a first location in the body; advancing the second portion of the supporting device into the body to a second location in the body; securing the first portion of the supporting device at the first location; and shifting soft tissue in the body with the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: Alure Medical , Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Saint, Heather Saladin, Anthony Beatty, Alexe Calarasu, Jasper Benke, Gordon Bishop, Randall Lashinski
  • Publication number: 20080208329
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjusting the position and orientation of a medical device within a patient's body includes a distal portion, a body portion and a proximal portion. The distal portion has a lumen for receiving at least three control tubes. Each control tube houses a control wire that is attached to the medical device. The body portion is connected to the distal portion by a ball-and-socket joint and configured to receive at least one control wire. The proximal portion is rotatably and slidably attached to the body portion and configured to receive at least one control wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Gordon Bishop, Jeffery Argentine