Patents by Inventor Hung V. Ha

Hung V. Ha 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: 9308361
    Abstract: A method for treating ethmoid disease in human or non-human animal subjects includes inserting a sheath containing an implantable device having an expandable member. The sheath is removed from the implantable device causing the expandable member to expand, allowing for stability of the implantable device in the subject. Stenting, spacing, draining, ventilating and/or delivering drugs and other therapeutic or diagnostic substances to desired locations within the bodies of human or non-human animal subjects may also be involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan P. Muni, Hung V. Ha, John H. Morriss, William E. Bolger, Joshua Makower, John Y. Chang, Randy S. Chan, Nga K. Van, Anton G. Clifford, William M. Facteau
  • Publication number: 20160082233
    Abstract: A dilation catheter comprises a handle, a guidewire, a dilation catheter, a guidewire movement mechanism, and dilation catheter movement actuator. The guidewire movement mechanism is configured to translate to thereby cause translation of the guidewire relative to the handle. The dilation catheter movement mechanism is configured to translate to thereby cause translation of the dilation catheter relative to the handle. The guidewire movement mechanism also includes a rotation mechanism configured to impart rotation upon the guidewire. The rotation mechanism may include features configured to limit the amount that the guidewire may rotate. The rotation mechanism may also include features configured to convert linear movement of an actuator into rotational movement of the guidewire. The dilation catheter may include features configured to provide for side entry of the guidewire into the dilation catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Hung V. Ha, Arthur M. Lin, Thomas R. Jenkins, Randy J. Kesten, Scott O. Chamness, Ketan P. Muni
  • Publication number: 20160081857
    Abstract: A system and method for dilating a Eustachian tube of a patient is disclosed. The device includes a protective sheath, a flexible endoscope and a balloon dilation catheter. The protective sheath includes an endoscope lumen and a balloon dilation catheter lumen. The balloon of the balloon dilation catheter is a low profile balloon particularly useful for dilating the Eustachian tube, and in particular, the Eustachian tube of a pediatric patient. The method involves advancing the balloon dilation catheter through a nasal passage of the patient to dilate a portion of the Eustachian tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Hung V. Ha, Ketan P. Muni, Andrew Nguyen, Siddhi K. Desai, Ronak Muni
  • Publication number: 20160045719
    Abstract: A multi-lumen catheter assembly comprises an inner shaft, an outer shaft and one or more features. The inner shaft comprises an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface defines a first lumen. The outer shaft is coaxially disposed about the inner shaft and is deformable inwardly toward the outer surface of the inner shaft. The outer shaft comprises an inner surface and an outer surface. The outer shaft is radially space from the inner shaft such that the inner surface of the outer shaft and the outer surface of the inner shaft together define a second lumen. The one or more features are configured to maintain patency through the second lumen as the outer shaft deforms inwardly toward the outer surface of the inner shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Hung V. Ha, Ketan P. Muni
  • Patent number: 9220879
    Abstract: Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments. Various methods and devices are used for remodeling or changing the shape, size or configuration of a sinus ostium or duct or other anatomical structure in the ear, nose or throat; implanting a device, cells or tissues; removing matter from the ear, nose or throat; delivering diagnostic or therapeutic substances or performing other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Introducing devices (e.g., guide catheters, tubes, guidewires, elongate probes, other elongate members) may be used to facilitate insertion of working devices (e.g. catheters e.g. balloon catheters, guidewires, tissue cutting or remodeling devices, devices for implanting elements like stents, electrosurgical devices, energy emitting devices, devices for delivering diagnostic or therapeutic agents, substance delivery implants, scopes etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: John Y. Chang, Joshua Makower, Julia D. Vrany, John H. Morriss, Ketan P. Muni, Isaac J. Kim, Hung V. Ha, William M. Facteau
  • Publication number: 20150328394
    Abstract: A medical device, and a system and packaged kit containing the medical device for the treatment of a sinus opening is described. The medical device comprises a proximal end, a distal end, and a shaft system having an inflation lumen and an irrigation lumen the proximal and. The shaft system has a proximal shaft section and a distal shaft section. An inflatable balloon is attached to the distal shaft section in a position that is proximal to said distal end. The irrigation tip is distal to the balloon on the distal shaft section and has a tip opening and one or more radially facing openings. A method for treating a sinus opening includes inserting a system that includes the medical device, a sinus guide catheter and a sinus guide element into a patient's anatomy, dilating the sinus opening and irrigating a target in the nasal anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mina W.B. Chow, Hung V. Ha, Ketan P. Muni, Eric A. Goldfarb
  • Patent number: 9167961
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for treating disorders of the ear, nose, throat or paranasal sinuses, including methods and apparatus for dilating ostia, passageways and other anatomical structures, endoscopic methods and apparatus for endoscopic visualization of structures within the ear, nose, throat or paranasal sinuses, navigation devices for use in conjunction with image guidance or navigation system and hand held devices having pistol type grips and other handpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, John Y. Chang, Ketan P. Muni, John H. Morriss, Hung V. Ha, Isaac J. Kim, Julia D. Vrany
  • Publication number: 20150250992
    Abstract: Devices and methods for dilating the ostia of paranasal sinuses and other passageways within the ear, nose and throat. A mechanical dilator is inserted through a nostril and used to dilate an ostium or a paranasal sinus or other passageway within the ear, nose or throat (e.g., a Eustachian tube or nasolacrimal duct). The mechanical dilator may be an expandable dilators that comprises one or more non-balloon structures with or without an accompanying balloon or a members of varying diameter or cross dimension (e.g., a tapered member) that may be advanced into the ostium or other passageway to cause dilation of that passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: John H. Morriss, Thomas R. Jenkins, Eric Goldfarb, Scott J. Baron, Ketan P. Muni, John Y. Chang, Julia D. Vrany, Daniel T. Harfe, Serena Swei Loh, Robert N. Wood, Randy S. Chan, Hung V. Ha
  • Patent number: 9095646
    Abstract: A medical device, and a system and packaged kit containing the medical device for the treatment of a sinus opening is described. The medical device comprises a proximal end, a distal end, and a shaft system having an inflation lumen and an irrigation lumen the proximal and. The shaft system has a proximal shaft section and a distal shaft section. An inflatable balloon is attached to the distal shaft section in a position that is proximal to said distal end. The irrigation tip is distal to the balloon on the distal shaft section and has a tip opening and one or more radially facing openings. A method for treating a sinus opening includes inserting a system that includes the medical device, a sinus guide catheter and a sinus guide element into a patient's anatomy, dilating the sinus opening and irrigating a target in the nasal anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Mina W. B. Chow, Hung V. Ha, Ketan P. Muni, Eric A. Goldfarb
  • Publication number: 20150209055
    Abstract: Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments. Various methods and devices are used for remodeling or changing the shape, size or configuration of a sinus ostium or duct or other anatomical structure in the ear, nose or throat; implanting a device, cells or tissues; removing matter from the ear, nose or throat; delivering diagnostic or therapeutic substances or performing other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Introducing devices (e.g., guide catheters, tubes, guidewires, elongate probes, other elongate members) may be used to facilitate insertion of working devices (e.g. catheters e.g. balloon catheters, guidewires, tissue cutting or remodeling devices, devices for implanting elements like stents, electrosurgical devices, energy emitting devices, devices for delivering diagnostic or therapeutic agents, substance delivery implants, scopes etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: John Y. Chang, Joshua Makower, Julia D. Vrany, John H. Morriss, Ketan P. Muni, Isaac J. Kim, Hung V. Ha, William M. Facteau, Amrish Jayprakash Walke
  • Publication number: 20150202089
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a shaft, an expandable dilator, and at least one ventilation pathway. The shaft defines a longitudinal axis and comprises a distal and proximal ends with at least one shaft lumen. The expandable dilator comprises body with its own proximal and distal ends. The body is configured to transition between a contracted state and an expanded state. The body is configured to dilate a Eustachian tube of a patient in the expanded state. The at least one ventilation pathway is configured to provide ventilation from the distal end of the body to the proximal end of the body when the body is in the expanded state. In some examples, the ventilation pathway comprises a set of transversely oriented vent openings formed through the shaft. In some other examples, the ventilation pathway comprises a space defined between one or more radially outwardly protruding features of the expandable dilator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Peter F. Campbell, Daniel T. Harfe, Hung V. Ha, Ketan P. Muni, Andrew Nguyen, Sivette Lam, John Y. Chang, Eric Goldfarb
  • Publication number: 20150164695
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatically forming an incision in a tympanic membrane of an ear and placing a tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube into the incision. The systems include a housing with a shaft extending therefrom. A mechanism is disposed within the housing. A distal end of the shaft is placed against a tympanic membrane, and the mechanism is triggered to causes the tympanic membrane to be automatically incised and dilated and a tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube to be placed in the dilated incision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Greg Liu, Rohit Girotra, John H. Morriss, Julia D. Vrany, Hung V. Ha, Bryan D. Knodel, Jeffrey A. Walker, Thomas D. Gross, Mathew D. Clopp, Bernard H. Andreas
  • Publication number: 20150165176
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for treating disorders of the ear, nose, throat or paranasal sinuses, including methods and apparatus for dilating ostia, passageways and other anatomical structures, endoscopic methods and apparatus for endoscopic visualization of structures within the ear, nose, throat or paranasal sinuses, navigation devices for use in conjunction with image guidance or navigation system and hand held devices having pistol type grips and other handpieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, John Y. Chang, Ketan P. Muni, John H. Morriss, Hung V. Ha, Issac J. Kim, Julia D. Vrany
  • Patent number: 8961398
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for treating disorders of the ear, nose, throat or paranasal sinuses, including methods and apparatus for dilating ostia, passageways and other anatomical structures, endoscopic methods and apparatus for endoscopic visualization of structures within the ear, nose, throat or paranasal sinuses, navigation devices for use in conjunction with image guidance or navigation system and hand held devices having pistol type grips and other handpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, John Y. Chang, Ketan P. Muni, John H. Morriss, Hung V. Ha, Isaac J. Kim, Julia D. Vrany
  • Publication number: 20140350465
    Abstract: Devices and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic or diagnostic substances to desired locations within the bodies of human or non-human animal subjects. An implantable delivery device comprising a reservoir is initially attached to a deliver catheter or delivery tool and is introduced into the body and positioned at a desired site. A therapeutic or diagnostic substance is then introduced into the reservoir and the delivery catheter or deliver tool is then removed, leaving the implantable delivery device implanted within the body. The substance is then delivered from the reservoir at a rate that causes the desire diagnostic or therapeutic effect. Also provided are substance eluting stents that elute substance from a selected surface of the stent (e.g., the outer surface) but not from another surface of the stent (e.g., the inner surface).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Ketan P. Muni, Hung V. Ha, Joshua Makower, John H. Morriss, John Y. Chang, William M. Facteau, Amrish Jayprakash Walke
  • Publication number: 20140336575
    Abstract: Substance delivering spacer devices may comprise expandable reservoirs that are implantable in paranasal sinuses and other cavities, openings and passageways of the body to maintain patency and to provide sustained local delivery of a therapeutic or diagnostic substance. Delivery apparatus including elongate tubular members as well as shapeable distal portions and atraumatic tips are provided. Also provided are sinus penetrator devices and systems for performing ethmoidotomy procedures or for creating other openings in the walls of paranasal sinuses or other anatomical structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan P. Muni, Hung V. Ha, Randy S. Chan, Nga K. Van
  • Publication number: 20140336693
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods useable for dilating the ostia of paranasal sinuses and/or other passageways within the ear, nose or throat. A dilation catheter device and system is constructed in a manner that facilitates ease of use by the operator and, in at least some cases, allows the dilation procedure to be performed by a single operator. Additionally, the dilation catheter device and system may be useable in conjunction with an endoscope and/or a fluoroscope to provide for easy manipulation and positioning of the devices and real time visualization of the entire procedure or selected portions thereof. In some embodiments, an optional handle may be used to facilitate grasping or supporting a device of the present invention as well as another device (e.g., an endoscope) with a single hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Goldfarb, John Y. Chang, William M. Facteau, Sivette Lam, Hung V. Ha, Isaac J. Kim, Ketan P. Muni
  • Publication number: 20140324093
    Abstract: Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments. Various methods and devices are used for remodeling or changing the shape, size or configuration of a sinus ostium or duct or other anatomical structure in the ear, nose or throat; implanting a device, cells or tissues; removing matter from the ear, nose or throat; delivering diagnostic or therapeutic substances or performing other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Introducing devices (e.g., guide catheters, tubes, guidewires, elongate probes, other elongate members) may be used to facilitate insertion of working devices (e.g. catheters e.g. balloon catheters, guidewires, tissue cutting or remodeling devices, devices for implanting elements like stents, electrosurgical devices, energy emitting devices, devices for delivering diagnostic or therapeutic agents, substance delivery implants, scopes etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: John Y. Chang, Joshua Makower, Julia D. Vrany, John H. Morriss, Ketan P. Muni, Isaac J. Kim, Hung V. Ha, William M. Facteau, Amrish Jayprakash Walke
  • Patent number: 8864787
    Abstract: Substance delivering spacer devices may comprise expandable reservoirs that are implantable in paranasal sinuses and other cavities, openings and passageways of the body to maintain patency and to provide sustained local delivery of a therapeutic or diagnostic substance. Also provided are sinus penetrator devices and systems for performing ethmoidotomy procedures or for creating other openings in the walls of paranasal sinuses or other anatomical structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan P. Muni, Hung V. Ha, John Y. Chang, Randy S. Chan, Nga K. Van, Joshua Makower, William M. Facteau, Howard L. Levine
  • Patent number: 8864774
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatically forming an incision in a tympanic membrane of an ear and placing a tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube into the incision. The systems include a housing with a shaft extending therefrom. A mechanism is disposed within the housing. A distal end of the shaft is placed against a tympanic membrane, and the mechanism is triggered to causes the tympanic membrane to be automatically incised and dilated and a tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube to be placed in the dilated incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Liu, Rohit Girotra, John H. Morriss, Julie D. Vrany, Hung V. Ha, Bryan Knodel, Jeffrey A. Walker, Thomas Daniel Gross, Mathew D. Clopp, Bernard H. Andreas