Patents by Inventor Heather E. Beardsley

Heather E. Beardsley 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: 9974554
    Abstract: Devices and methods for removal of calculus (including for example, kidney stones) are disclosed. In an embodiment, a device for removal of kidney stones includes a substantially sealable pouch that can be inserted into the kidney for capturing a kidney stone. The pouch is also designed to permit fragmentation of the kidney stone inside the pouch, while preventing kidney stone fragments from escaping from the pouch. As a result, the likelihood of dispersing stone fragments during fragmentation of a large stone is greatly lessened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Jodi A. Antonelli, Heather E. Beardsley, Justin I. Friedlander, Jeffrey C. Gahan, Monica S. C. Morgan, Margaret S. Pearle, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu
  • Patent number: 9820762
    Abstract: Devices and methods for removal of calculus (including for example, kidney stones) are disclosed. In an embodiment, a device for removal of kidney stones includes a substantially sealable pouch that can be inserted into the kidney for capturing a kidney stone. The pouch is also designed to permit fragmentation of the kidney stone inside the pouch, while preventing kidney stone fragments from escaping from the pouch. As a result, the likelihood of dispersing stone fragments during fragmentation of a large stone is greatly lessened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Stephen P. Faddegon, Heather E. Beardsley, Yung K. Tan, Ephrem O. Olweny, Jeffrey Gahan, Jodi Antonelli, Margaret S. Pearle, Raul Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20160066934
    Abstract: Devices and methods for removal of calculus (including for example, kidney stones) are disclosed. In an embodiment, a device for removal of kidney stones includes a substantially sealable pouch that can be inserted into the kidney for capturing a kidney stone. The pouch is also designed to permit fragmentation of the kidney stone inside the pouch, while preventing kidney stone fragments from escaping from the pouch. As a result, the likelihood of dispersing stone fragments during fragmentation of a large stone is greatly lessened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Jodi A. ANTONELLI, Heather E. BEARDSLEY, Justin I. FRIEDLANDER, Jeffrey C. GAHAN, Monica S. C. MORGAN, Margaret S. PEARLE, Jeffrey A. CADEDDU
  • Publication number: 20150133949
    Abstract: Devices and methods for removal of calculus (including for example, kidney stones) are disclosed. In an embodiment, a device for removal of kidney stones includes a substantially sealable pouch that can be inserted into the kidney for capturing a kidney stone. The pouch is also designed to permit fragmentation of the kidney stone inside the pouch, while preventing kidney stone fragments from escaping from the pouch. As a result, the likelihood of dispersing stone fragments during fragmentation of a large stone is greatly lessened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Stephen P. Faddegon, Heather E. Beardsley, Yung K. Tan, Ephrem O. Olweny, Jeffrey Gahan, Jodi Antonelli
  • Publication number: 20140358229
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses, and methods and systems including apparatuses, configured to be magnetically coupled to a medical device within a body cavity of a patient. Some embodiments include one or more elements comprising at least one of a magnetically-attractive and magnetically-chargeable material; and a bumper extending around the one or more elements and configured to reduce the strength of a magnetic field of the one or more elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Richard A. BERGS, Heather E. BEARDSLEY, Jeffrey A. CADEDDU, Raul FERNANDEZ, Daniel J. SCOTT
  • Publication number: 20130158660
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses, and methods and systems including apparatuses, configured to be magnetically coupled to a medical device within a body cavity of a patient. Some embodiments include one or more elements comprising at least one of a magnetically-attractive and magnetically-chargeable material; and a bumper extending around the one or more elements and configured to reduce the strength of a magnetic field of the one or more elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Richard A. Bergs, Heather E. Beardsley, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Raul Fernandez, Daniel J. Scott
  • Publication number: 20130158523
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and medical devices configured for transmural and/or transdermal magnetic actuation of a tool of a medical device (e.g., without translation of the medical device and/or relative to a platform of the medical device).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Richard A. Bergs, Heather E. Beardsley, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Raul Fernandez, Kevin M. Huey, Daniel J. Scott
  • Publication number: 20130158659
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses and/or medical devices, and systems and methods including apparatuses and/or medical devices, comprising one or more elements configured to define a U-shaped magnetic flux path and/or magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Richard A. Bergs, Heather E. Beardsley, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Raul Fernandez, Daniel J. Scott