Patents by Inventor J. Christopher Flaherty

J. Christopher Flaherty 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: 20210220045
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods treat target tissue to provide a therapeutic benefit to the patient. A tissue treatment device comprises a tissue treatment element constructed and arranged to treat target tissue, such as duodenal mucosa and/or submucosal tissue. Patients treated can safely eliminate or reduce their daily insulin intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Fractyl Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Harith Rajagopalan, Jay Caplan, Craig M. Gardner, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20210204938
    Abstract: A tissue fixation system including a delivery tube and an elongated fastener with a loop at a proximal end and a distal end. A proximal end of an elongated curved needle is attached to the delivery tube. A distal end of the needle is configured to penetrate tissue. The needle includes an open channel sized to receive the elongated fastener with the loop located near the proximal end of the elongated curved needle and the distal end of the elongated fastener located near the distal end of the elongated curved needle. A capture needle is slidably positioned in the delivery tube to slide through the loop in the proximal end of the elongated fastener. The capture needle is configured to grasp the distal end of the elongated fastener and pull the distal end of the elongated fastener through the loop to cinch the elongated fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Tissue Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Paul V. FENTON, J. Christopher FLAHERTY, Anshuman SHRIVASTAVA
  • Publication number: 20210196341
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods treat target tissue to provide a therapeutic benefit to the patient. A tissue treatment device comprises a tissue treatment element constructed and arranged to treat target tissue, such as duodenal mucosa and/or submucosal tissue. Patients treated can safely eliminate or reduce their daily insulin intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Fractyl Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Harith Rajagopalan, Jay Caplan, Craig M. Gardner, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20210169394
    Abstract: Provided herein are cardiac information processing systems comprising multiple subsystems for performing a procedure and producing procedure data, and a processing module. The multiple subsystems comprise: a mapping subsystem comprising at least one mapping catheter; an imaging subsystem comprising at least one imaging device; and a treatment subsystem comprising at least one treatment device. The processing module receives the procedure data, the processing module comprising at least one processor and at least one algorithm. The at least one algorithm is configured to perform an assessment of the procedure data and produce evaluation data based on the assessment. Methods of processing cardiac information are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Derrick Ren-yu CHOU, Timothy J. CORVI, Vince BURGESS, Paras PARIKH, Randell L. WERNETH, Graydon Ernest BEATTY, Nathan ANGEL, Christoph SCHARF, Lam DANG, R. Maxwell FLAHERTY, J. Christopher FLAHERTY
  • Publication number: 20210153843
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems, and methods for determining the dipole densities on a cardiac surface using a plurality of electrodes, including electrodes positioned on a torso of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Randell L. Werneth, Graydon E. Beatty, Christoph Scharf, Gunter Scharf, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 11013539
    Abstract: A plurality of individual tools is provided where each tool is uniquely configured to perform a step or a portion of a step in a novel procedure associated with the implantation of a stabilizing device (e.g., an interspinous spacer) for stabilizing at least one spinal motion segment. The tools are usable individually, or more preferably as a tooling system in which the tools are collectively employed to implant an interspinous spacer, generally in a minimally invasive manner. For example, each of the tools is arranged with coordinated markings and/or other features to ensure consistent depths of insertion, proper orientation of the tools with respect to each other or an anatomical feature of the patient, and precise delivery of the spacer to maintain safe positioning throughout the implantation procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: VertiFlex, Inc.
    Inventors: Moti Altarac, Robert Gutierrez, Shawn Tebbe, Daniel H. Kim, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20210137995
    Abstract: A system for treating a medical condition comprises: a harvesting device for harvesting tissue from a mammalian subject at a harvest site; and a depositing device for depositing material in a patient at a deposit site, the material based on the harvested tissue. The deposited material is configured to generate resultant tissue configured to treat the medical condition of the patient. Methods are also provided for treating a medical condition of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Fractyl Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Harith Rajagopalan, David Maggs, Jay Caplan, Thomas C. Kochem, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10987208
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for treating an aneurysm or other vessel disease or defect. The present disclosure includes an expandable device for placement in a vessel, where the mechanically expandable device includes a membrane. Also disclosed is a delivery device constructed and arranged to position the expandable device such that the exterior surface of the expandable device engages with the inner surface of the vessel and maintains a fluid pathway through said vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: MERLIN MD PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Dean Schaefer, Felizardo Gratila Batiao, Siew Yin Lee, J. Christopher Flaherty, Dhirendra Singh
  • Patent number: 10987149
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for the treatment of tissue are disclosed. A system includes an elongate tube with a distal portion. A treatment element is positioned on the elongate tube distal portion, the treatment element constructed and arranged to treat target tissue. In one embodiment, gastrointestinal tissue is modified for the treatment of diabetes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Fractyl Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Harith Rajagopalan, Jay Caplan, J. Christopher Flaherty, Philip S. Levin
  • Patent number: 10980590
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for the treatment of tissue are disclosed. A system includes an elongate tube with a distal portion. A treatment element is positioned on the elongate tube distal portion, the treatment element constructed and arranged to treat target tissue. In one embodiment, gastrointestinal tissue is modified for the treatment of diabetes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Fractyl Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Harith Rajagopalan, Jay Caplan, J. Christopher Flaherty, Philip S. Levin
  • Patent number: 10973561
    Abstract: A device for ablating target tissue of a patient with an ablative fluid is provided. An elongate shaft includes a proximal portion and a distal portion, and at least one fluid delivery element is attached to the distal portion. The device can be configured to ablate the duodenal mucosa of a patient while avoiding damage to the duodenal adventitial tissue. Systems and methods of treating target tissue are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Fractyl Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Caplan, Phillip S. Levin, Andrew Coats, Harith Rajagopalan, Mark A. Manasas, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10959774
    Abstract: An injectate delivery device for expanding tissue is provided. The injectate delivery device comprises: at least one fluid delivery tube comprising a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen therebetween; at least one fluid delivery element in fluid communication with the at least one fluid delivery tube lumen; a radially expanding element comprising the at least one fluid delivery element; a supply of vacuum constructed and arranged to cause tissue to tend toward the at least one fluid delivery element; and at least one control constructed and arranged to perform a function. The at least one control can be constructed and arranged to expand the radially expandable element and activate the supply of vacuum. Systems and method of injectate delivery are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Fractyl Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Kadamus, Mark A. Manasas, Andrew Coats, Jay Caplan, Harith Rajagopalan, R. Maxwell Flaherty, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20210085390
    Abstract: An injectate delivery device for expanding tissue is provided. The injectate delivery device comprises: at least one fluid delivery tube comprising a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen therebetween; at least one fluid delivery element in fluid communication with the at least one fluid delivery tube lumen; a radially expanding element comprising the at least one fluid delivery element; a supply of vacuum constructed and arranged to cause tissue to tend toward the at least one fluid delivery element; and at least one control constructed and arranged to perform a function. The at least one control can be constructed and arranged to expand the radially expandable element and activate the supply of vacuum. Systems and method of injectate delivery are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Fractyl Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Kadamus, Mark A. Manasas, Andrew Coats, Jay Caplan, Harith Rajagopalan, R. Maxwell Flaherty, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20210085514
    Abstract: A medical apparatus for the treatment of one or more sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea in a patient is provided. The apparatus has an elongate member with a middle portion, a first fixation element and a second fixation element. The middle portion applies a force to a segment of a patient's airway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, John T. Garibotto, William J. Gorman, John N. Irwin, III, Michael Friedman
  • Publication number: 20210068694
    Abstract: A system for diagnosing an arrhythmia of a patient comprises: a diagnostic catheter for insertion into the heart of the patient, the diagnostic catheter configured to record anatomic and electrical activity data of the patient; and a processing unit. The processing unit is configured to receive the recorded electrical activity data, and correlate the electrical activity data to the anatomic data. The processing unit comprises an algorithm configured to analyze the electrical activity at a location correlating to the anatomic data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Derrick Ren-yu CHOU, Graydon Ernest BEATTY, Nathan ANGEL, R. Maxwell FLAHERTY, J. Christopher FLAHERTY
  • Patent number: 10932933
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a medical system for delivering and deploying a medical implant, and the method of using thereof. Specifically, one aspect of the present teachings provides a medical system having an implant with an engagement loop, and a delivery system having an engagement wire and an interface. During implant delivery, the engagement wire engages the engagement loop of the implant. The engagement wire further interacts with the interface in order to prevent unintended disengagement of the engagement loop from the engagement wire. Certain embodiment of the present teaching also includes an implant release control mechanism fixedly attaching to a proximal end of the engagement wire. During implant delivery, the implant release control mechanism attaches the proximal end of the delivery system. During implant deployment, the implant release control mechanism detaches the proximal end of the delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI WALLABY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CO., INC.
    Inventors: Earl Bardsley, Dean Schaefer, Jerome Choe, Tan Dinh, Luis Cardenas, Mindy Feng, Cheng Ian, Paul Dao, Jonathan Polansky, J Christopher Flaherty, Paul Ehlinger
  • Publication number: 20210008336
    Abstract: A method for performing a medical procedure in an intestine of a patient is provided. The method comprises providing a system comprising: a catheter for insertion into the intestine, the catheter comprising: an elongate shaft comprising a distal portion; and a functional assembly positioned on the shaft distal portion and comprising at least one treatment element. The catheter is introduced into the patient, and target tissue is treated with the at least one treatment element. The target tissue comprises mucosal tissue of the small intestine, and the medical procedure can be configured to treat at least one of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Fractyl Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Harith Rajagopalan, Jay Caplan, Craig M. Gardner, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20210000423
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems, devices and methods for treating and/or diagnosing a heart arrhythmia, such as atrial fibrillation. Specifically, the present invention provides a system including a diagnostic catheter and an ablation catheter. The diagnostic catheter includes a shaft, multiple dipole mapping electrodes and multiple ultrasound transducers. The ablation catheter is slidingly received by the diagnostic catheter shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Randell L. Werneth, Graydon E. Beatty, Timothy J. Corvi, J. Christopher Flaherty, Marcus Frederick Julian
  • Patent number: 10881456
    Abstract: A medical method is provided, including a medical device having a distal assembly including at least one electrode and at least one treatment element, the medical device generating information regarding at least one of a physiological measurement and an operational parameter of the medical device; a plurality of surface electrodes affixable to a skin of the patient, wherein the surface electrodes are in electrical communication with the distal assembly to obtain position information of the medical device; and a processor pairing the position information and the at least one of a physiological measurement and an operational parameter of the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC
    Inventors: Randell L. Werneth, Marshall Sherman, Mark T. Stewart, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20200405388
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for treating a patient include providing a tissue treatment element constructed and arranged to deliver energy to tissue and treating tissue of the gastrointestinal tract by causing the tissue treatment element to deliver energy to an energy delivery zone. Treatment results in a reduction in the luminal surface area of at least a portion of the gastrointestinal tract. In particular embodiments, the methods, systems and devices are used to treat diabetes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Fractyl Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Harith Rajagopalan, Jay Caplan, R. Maxwell Flaherty, J. Christopher Flaherty