Patents by Inventor James David Hughett, Sr.

James David Hughett, Sr. 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: 20220192867
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, pads, and methods thereof for targeted temperature management. A first pad can include a multilayered pad body and an inflatable cuff around the pad body. The pad body can include a conformable layer, a conduit layer over the conformable layer, and an insulation layer over the conduit layer. The conformable layer can include a conformable material configured to conform around a limb of a patient. The conduit layer can include one or more conduits configured to convey a fluid through the conduit layer. The insulation layer can be configured to insulate the conduit layer from an ambient temperature of an environment around the patient. The inflatable cuff can be configured to press the pad body against the limb of the patient when the inflatable cuff is inflated. Methods of the systems and pads can include methods of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Madeline Stich, Gabriel A. Johnston, Sean E. Walker, Rebecca D. Salisbury, James David Hughett, SR., Michael R. Hoglund
  • Publication number: 20220152352
    Abstract: A self-placeable external catheter is disclosed that includes a catheter body having at least a top side and a bottom, a wicking area disposed on the top side, a finger covering extending from the bottom side of the catheter body creating a cavity configured to receive a user finger, and an aperture formed in the bottom side of the catheter, wherein the wicking area receives urine such that the urine passes through the wicking area, through the catheter body and through the aperture. The catheter tubing may be inserted into the aperture such that the urine passes through the wicking area, through the catheter body and through the aperture into the catheter tubing. An opening of the cavity may face a proximal side of the catheter body and the wicking area may include gauze.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventor: James David Hughett, SR.
  • Publication number: 20220117653
    Abstract: A surgical clamp including a pair of jaws, which may be used to ablate or create lesions in tissue. In an exemplary embodiment, the jaws are movable between an articulated position in which the jaws are separated and not parallel to one another, an opened position in which the jaws are separated and substantially parallel to one another, and a closed position in which the jaws are adjacent and substantially parallel to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: James David Hughett, SR., Salvatore Privitera
  • Patent number: 11241276
    Abstract: A surgical clamp including a pair of jaws, which may be used to ablate or create lesions in tissue. In an exemplary embodiment, the jaws are movable between an articulated position in which the jaws are separated and not parallel to one another, an opened position in which the jaws are separated and substantially parallel to one another, and a closed position in which the jaws are adjacent and substantially parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: James David Hughett, Sr., Salvatore Privitera
  • Publication number: 20210346031
    Abstract: A laparoscopic device comprising: (a) a housing operatively coupled to a first control and a second control; (b) an end effector operatively coupled to the first control, the end effector comprising a first component and a second component selectively repositionable with respect to one another within an X-Y plane, the end effector also including a third component selectively repositionable with respect to the second component within an Y-Z plane; (c) a laparoscopic conduit extending between the housing and the end effector; and, (d) an occlusion clip deployment device operatively coupled to the end effector and the second control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: James David Hughett, SR., Keith Edward Martin, Kenneth Lance Miller, Michael Dolgin
  • Publication number: 20210196922
    Abstract: Urinary catheter-insertion kits disclosed herein can include a working tray, a storage tray, a urinary catheter, and a drainage system including drainage tubing and a drainage receptacle. The working tray can be configured to nest with the storage tray by suspending the working tray from the storage tray. At least the working tray includes a number of preformed sections configured to hold a number of components of the urinary catheter-insertion kit. At least one section of the preformed sections of the working tray includes a catheter section configured to hold the urinary catheter. The storage tray can be configured to hold the drainage system. Also disclosed herein are methods of urinary catheterization with the urinary catheter-insertion kits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventor: James David Hughett, SR.
  • Patent number: 10869668
    Abstract: A medical instrument comprising: (A) a first joint comprising a first member and a second member, the first member configured to be repositionable with respect to the second member in an X-Y plane; (B) a second joint operatively coupled to the first joint, the second joint comprising a third member and a fourth member, the third member configured to be repositionable with respect to the fourth member in a Y-Z plane perpendicular to the X-Y plane; and, (C) a controller operatively coupled to the first joint and the second joint, the controller including a first control configured to direct repositioning of at least one of the first member and the second member, and a second control configured to direct repositioning of at least one of the third member and the fourth member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: Salvatore Privitera, James David Hughett, Sr., Keith Edward Martin
  • Publication number: 20200085492
    Abstract: A surgical clamp including a pair of jaws, which may be used to ablate or create lesions in tissue. in an exemplary embodiment, the jaws are movable between an articulated position in which the jaws are separated and not parallel to one another, an opened position in which the jaws are separated and substantially parallel to one another, and a closed position in which the jaws are adjacent and substantially parallel to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: James David Hughett, SR., Salvatore Privitera
  • Publication number: 20190380711
    Abstract: A medical instrument comprising: (A) a first joint comprising a first member and a second member, the first member configured to be repositionable with respect to the second member in an X-Y plane; (B) a second joint operatively coupled to the first joint, the second joint comprising a third member and a fourth member, the third member configured to be repositionable with respect to the fourth member in a Y-Z plane perpendicular to the X-Y plane; and, (C) a controller operatively coupled to the first joint and the second joint, the controller including a first control configured to direct repositioning of at least one of the first member and the second member, and a second control configured to direct repositioning of at least one of the third member and the fourth member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: Salvatore Privitera, James David Hughett, Sr., Keith Edward Martin
  • Patent number: 10492851
    Abstract: A surgical clamp including a pair of jaws, which may be used to ablate or create lesions in tissue. In an exemplary embodiment, the jaws are movable between an articulated position in which the jaws are separated and not parallel to one another, an opened position in which the jaws are separated and substantially parallel to one another, and a closed position in which the jaws are adjacent and substantially parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: James David Hughett, Sr., Salvatore Privitera
  • Patent number: 10426475
    Abstract: A medical instrument comprising: (A) a first joint comprising a first member and a second member, the first member configured to be repositionable with respect to the second member in an X-Y plane; (B) a second joint operatively coupled to the first joint, the second joint comprising a third member and a fourth member, the third member configured to be repositionable with respect to the fourth member in a Y-Z plane perpendicular to the X-Y plane; and, (C) a controller operatively coupled to the first joint and the second joint, the controller including a first control configured to direct repositioning of at least one of the first member and the second member, and a second control configured to direct repositioning of at least one of the third member and the fourth member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: Salvatore Privitera, James David Hughett, Sr., Keith Edward Martin
  • Publication number: 20190216465
    Abstract: A laparoscopic device comprising: (a) a housing operatively coupled to a first control and a second control; (b) an end effector operatively coupled to the first control, the end effector comprising a first component and a second component selectively repositionable with respect to one another within an X-Y plane, the end effector also including a third component selectively repositionable with respect to the second component within an Y-Z plane; (c) a laparoscopic conduit extending between the housing and the end effector; and, (d) an occlusion clip deployment device operatively coupled to the end effector and the second control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: James David Hughett, SR., Keith Edward Martin, Kenneth Lance Miller, Michael Dolgin
  • Patent number: 10238398
    Abstract: A laparoscopic device comprising: (a) a housing operatively coupled to a first control and a second control; (b) an end effector operatively coupled to the first control, the end effector comprising a first component and a second component selectively repositionable with respect to one another within an X-Y plane, the end effector also including a third component selectively repositionable with respect to the second component within an Y-Z plane; (c) a laparoscopic conduit extending between the housing and the end effector; and, (d) an occlusion clip deployment device operatively coupled to the end effector and the second control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: James David Hughett, Sr., Keith Edward Martin, Kenneth Lance Miller, Michael Dolgin
  • Patent number: 10182824
    Abstract: An occlusion assembly comprising: (a) a tissue occlusion device comprising a first linear clamping portion and a second linear clamping portion, the first and second linear clamping portions oriented to overlap and be parallel to one another in a clamped position, the tissue occlusion device further including a spring concurrently coupled to and interposed by the first and second linear clamping portions to bias the first and second linear clamping portions toward the clamped position; and, (b) an endoscopic rein coupled to the tissue occlusion device and configured to facilitate repositioning of the tissue occlusion device toward an occlusion position where the first and second linear clamping portions are interposed by tissue, where the endoscopic rein includes a flexible wire coupled to the clamping device and configured to facilitate repositioning of the tissue occlusion device toward the occlusion position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Monti, Kenneth Lance Miller, Philip P. Resig, Salvatore Privitera, Jason Iain Glithero, Adam Harp, James David Hughett, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20180199944
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for occluding an anatomical structure including an occlusion apparatus having first and second beams and at least one connector for connecting the respective ends of the beams together. The occlusion apparatus may be adapted for use in a deployment device having a pair of jaws and optionally having a respective pair of shuttle bodies for releasably connecting an occlusion apparatus to the jaws while in an open position and for releasing the occlusion device from the jaws while in a closed position. A system for occluding an anatomical structure is also disclosed that includes an occlusion apparatus and a deployment device for holding the occlusion apparatus in an open position for locating the occlusion device adjacent the anatomical structure to be occluded and then moving the occlusion apparatus to a closed position and locking the occlusion apparatus in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: James David Hughett, SR., Salvatore Privitera, Michael D. Hooven
  • Patent number: 9883863
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for occluding an anatomical structure including an occlusion apparatus having first and second beams and at least one connector for connecting the respective ends of the beams together. The occlusion apparatus may be adapted for use in a deployment device having a pair of jaws and optionally having a respective pair of shuttle bodies for releasably connecting an occlusion apparatus to the jaws while in an open position and for releasing the occlusion device from the jaws while in a closed position. A system for occluding an anatomical structure is also disclosed that includes an occlusion apparatus and a deployment device for holding the occlusion apparatus in an open position for locating the occlusion device adjacent the anatomical structure to be occluded and then moving the occlusion apparatus to a closed position and locking the occlusion apparatus in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: James David Hughett, Sr., Salvatore Privitera, Michael D. Hooven
  • Publication number: 20160151072
    Abstract: A laparoscopic device comprising: (a) a housing operatively coupled to a first control and a second control; (b) an end effector operatively coupled to the first control, the end effector comprising a first component and a second component selectively repositionable with respect to one another within an X-Y plane, the end effector also including a third component selectively repositionable with respect to the second component within an Y-Z plane; (c) a laparoscopic conduit extending between the housing and the end effector; and, (d) an occlusion clip deployment device operatively coupled to the end effector and the second control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: James David Hughett, SR., Keith Edward Martin, Kenneth Lance Miller, Michael Dolgin
  • Publication number: 20160151070
    Abstract: An occlusion assembly comprising: (a) a tissue occlusion device comprising a first linear clamping portion and a second linear clamping portion, the first and second linear clamping portions oriented to overlap and be parallel to one another in a clamped position, the tissue occlusion device further including a spring concurrently coupled to and interposed by the first and second linear clamping portions to bias the first and second linear clamping portions toward the clamped position; and, (b) an endoscopic rein coupled to the tissue occlusion device and configured to facilitate repositioning of the tissue occlusion device toward an occlusion position where the first and second linear clamping portions are interposed by tissue, where the endoscopic rein includes a flexible wire coupled to the clamping device and configured to facilitate repositioning of the tissue occlusion device toward the occlusion position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Monti, Kenneth Lance Miller, Philip P. Resig, Salvatore Privitera, Jason Iain Glithero, Adam Harp, James David Hughett, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20160113656
    Abstract: A medical instrument comprising: (A) a first joint comprising a first member and a second member, the first member configured to be repositionable with respect to the second member in an X-Y plane; (B) a second joint operatively coupled to the first joint, the second joint comprising a third member and a fourth member, the third member configured to be repositionable with respect to the fourth member in a Y-Z plane perpendicular to the X-Y plane; and, (C) a controller operatively coupled to the first joint and the second joint, the controller including a first control configured to direct repositioning of at least one of the first member and the second member, and a second control configured to direct repositioning of at least one of the third member and the fourth member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: Salvatore Privitera, James David Hughett, SR., Keith Edward Martin
  • Patent number: 9282973
    Abstract: A laparoscopic device comprising: (a) a housing operatively coupled to a first control and a second control; (b) an end effector operatively coupled to the first control, the end effector comprising a first component and a second component selectively repositionable with respect to one another within an X-Y plane, the end effector also including a third component selectively repositionable with respect to the second component within an Y-Z plane; (c) a laparoscopic conduit extending between the housing and the end effector; and, (d) an occlusion clip deployment device operatively coupled to the end effector and the second control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: James David Hughett, Sr., Keith Edward Martin, Kenneth Lance Miller, Michael Dolgin