Patents by Inventor Gordon John Kocur

Gordon John Kocur 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: 20180162619
    Abstract: Medical device packages may be configured to be easily openable in dark locations such as but not limited to cardiac catheter labs and surgical suites. Medical device packages may be configured to be more easily opened by including features that help to instruct a user where to grasp the medical device package, present a grip feature to quickly separate and grasp the two layers to be separated and provide texture on the grip to improve grip and control of the packaging and the sterile product within the packaging during transfer to a sterile surgical field or user, for example. In some cases, medical device packages may be configured to facilitate cooperation between a user opening the package outside of a sterile field and a user within the sterile field accepting the medical device disposed within the medical device package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: GORDON JOHN KOCUR, MEDHA TYAGI
  • Patent number: 7455875
    Abstract: A method for electrostatic spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall, such as a stent, having an inner surface, an outer surface and openings therein. The tubular wall is grounded or electrically charged, and an electrically charged conductive core wire is located axially through the center of the stent. An electrical potential is applied to the conductive core wire to impart an electrical charge to the conductive core wire. The tubular wall is exposed to an electrically charged coating formulation, and the electrically charged coating formulation is deposited onto a portion of the tubular wall to form a coating. The electrical potentials of the conductive core wire and tubular wall can be repeatedly alternated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Gordon John Kocur
  • Patent number: 6989071
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an implantable stent prosthesis comprising a sidewall and at least one channel for containing a biologically active material. A method for making such stent prosthesis is also disclosed. In the method, at least one tube or mandrel is placed in contact with a covering material on a stent and surrounded by the covering material to form a channel. Alternatively, a channel can be formed by covering the tube or mandrel with a channel material and exposing the covered tube or mandrel to an appropriate treatment. The channel can be attached to a sidewall of a stent or attached to a strut material to form a stent wire. A method of treating an afflicted area of a body lumen by implanting the stent prosthesis is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Boston Scientific SciMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon John Kocur, Timothy Samuel Girton
  • Patent number: 6861088
    Abstract: A method for electrostatic spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall, such as a stent, having an inner surface, an outer surface and openings therein. The tubular wall is grounded or electrically charged, and an electrically charged conductive core wire is located axially through the center of the stent. An electrical potential is applied to the conductive core wire to impart an electrical charge to the conductive core wire. The tubular wall is exposed to an electrically charged coating formulation, and the electrically charged coating formulation is deposited onto a portion of the tubular wall to form a coating. The electrical potentials of the conductive core wire and tubular wall can be repeatedly alternated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Boston Scientific SciMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Gordon John Kocur
  • Publication number: 20040185168
    Abstract: A method for electrostatic spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall, such as a stent, having an inner surface, an outer surface and openings therein. The tubular wall is grounded or electrically charged, and an electrically charged conductive core wire is located axially through the center of the stent. An electrical potential is applied to the conductive core wire to impart an electrical charge to the conductive core wire. The tubular wall is exposed to an electrically charged coating formulation, and the electrically charged coating formulation is deposited onto a portion of the tubular wall to form a coating. The electrical potentials of the conductive core wire and tubular wall can be repeatedly alternated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Gordon John Kocur
  • Patent number: 6752829
    Abstract: An implantable stent prosthesis comprises a sidewall and at least one channel for containing a biologically active material. A method for making such stent prosthesis is also disclosed. In the method, at least one tube or mandrel is placed in contact with a covering material on a stent and surrounded by the covering material to form a channel. Alternatively, a channel can be formed by covering tube or mandrel with a channel material and exposing the covered tube or mandrel to an appropriate treatment. The channel can be attached to a sidewall of a stent or attached to a strut material to form a stent wire. A method of treating an afflicted area of a body lumen by implanting the stent prosthesis is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon John Kocur, Timothy Samuel Girton
  • Patent number: 6743463
    Abstract: A method for electrostatic spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall, such as a stent, having an inner surface, an outer surface and openings therein. The tubular wall is grounded or electrically charged, and an electrically charged conductive core wire is located axially through the center of the stent. An electrical potential is applied to the conductive core wire to impart an electrical charge to the conductive core wire. The tubular wall is exposed to an electrically charged coating formulation, and the electrically charged coating formulation is deposited onto a portion of the tubular wall to form a coating. The electrical potentials of the conductive core wire and tubular wall can be repeatedly alternated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Gordon John Kocur
  • Publication number: 20040030218
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an implantable stent prosthesis comprising a sidewall and at least one channel for containing a biologically active material. A method for making such stent prosthesis is also disclosed. In the method, at least one tube or mandrel is placed in contact with a covering material on a stent and surrounded by the covering material to form a channel. Alternatively, a channel can be formed by covering the tube or mandrel with a channel material and exposing the covered tube or mandrel to an appropriate treatment. The channel can be attached to a sidewall of a stent or attached to a strut material to form a stent wire. A method of treating an afflicted area of a body lumen by implanting the stent prosthesis is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon John Kocur, Timothy Samuel Girton
  • Publication number: 20030185964
    Abstract: A method for electrostatic spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall, such as a stent, having an inner surface, an outer surface and openings therein. The tubular wall is grounded or electrically charged, and an electrically charged conductive core wire is located axially through the center of the stent. An electrical potential is applied to the conductive core wire to impart an electrical charge to the conductive core wire. The tubular wall is exposed to an electrically charged coating formulation, and the electrically charged coating formulation is deposited onto a portion of the tubular wall to form a coating. The electrical potentials of the conductive core wire and tubular wall can be repeatedly alternated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Gordon John Kocur
  • Publication number: 20020103527
    Abstract: An implantable stent prosthesis comprises a sidewall and at least one channel for containing a biologically active material. A method for making such stent prosthesis is also disclosed. In the method, at least one tube or mandrel is placed in contact with a covering material on a stent and surrounded by the covering material to form a channel. Alternatively, a channel can be formed by covering tube or mandrel with a channel material and exposing the covered tube or mandrel to an appropriate treatment. The channel can be attached to a sidewall of a stent or attached to a strut material to form a stent wire. A method of treating an afflicted area of a body lumen by implanting the stent prosthesis is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventors: Gordon John Kocur, Timothy Samuel Girton