Patents by Inventor Jason Artof

Jason Artof 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: 10406029
    Abstract: Ocular implants, delivery devices and methods for treating ocular disorders are disclosed. One method involves inserting an implant on one side of an eye. The implant has an anchor on a distal end portion and an outlet opening that is disposed proximal of the anchor. The implant is advanced across the eye to the other side of the eye. The anchor is inserted into eye tissue on the other side of the eye. A therapeutic agent is eluted using the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Glaukos Corporation
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Jason Artof, David Steven Haffner, Gregory T. Smedley, Barbara A. Niksch
  • Publication number: 20160100983
    Abstract: Ocular implants, delivery devices and methods for treating ocular disorders are disclosed. One method involves inserting an implant on one side of an eye. The implant has an anchor on a distal end portion and an outlet opening that is disposed proximal of the anchor. The implant is advanced across the eye to the other side of the eye. The anchor is inserted into eye tissue on the other side of the eye. A therapeutic agent is eluted using the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Jason Artof, David Steven Haffner, Gregory T. Smedley, Barbara A. Niksch
  • Patent number: 9301875
    Abstract: Intraocular stents and applicators are disclosed for treating glaucoma. The stents are configured to extend between the anterior chamber of the eye and Schlemm's canal for enhancing outflow of aqueous from the anterior chamber so as to reduce intraocular pressure. The stents can have features for anchoring the stent into Schlemm's canal as well as preventing the walls of Schlemm's canal from closing the outlet of the stents. The applicators can be steerable so as to make implantation easier. Additionally, the applicators can be configured to hold a plurality of stents so that multiple stents can be implanted through one incision without removing the applicator from the incision between serial implantations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: GLAUKOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Jason Artof, David Steven Haffner, Gregory T. Smedley, Barbara A. Niksch
  • Patent number: 9155654
    Abstract: Ocular implants, delivery devices and methods for treating ocular disorders are disclosed. One method involves inserting an implant on one side of an eye. The implant has an anchor on a distal end portion and an outlet opening that is disposed proximal of the anchor. The implant is advanced across the eye to the other side of the eye. The anchor is inserted into eye tissue on the other side of the eye. A therapeutic agent is eluted using the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: GLAUKOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Jason Artof, David Steven Haffner, Gregory T. Smedley, Barbara A. Niksch
  • Publication number: 20120253258
    Abstract: Ocular implants, delivery devices and methods for treating ocular disorders are disclosed. One method involves inserting an implant on one side of an eye. The implant has an anchor on a distal end portion and an outlet opening that is disposed proximal of the anchor. The implant is advanced across the eye to the other side of the eye. The anchor is inserted into eye tissue on the other side of the eye. A therapeutic agent is eluted using the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: DOSE MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Jason Artof, David Haffner
  • Patent number: 8118768
    Abstract: Ocular implants, delivery devices and methods for treating ocular disorders are disclosed. One method involves inserting an implant on one side of an eye. The implant has an anchor on a distal end portion and an outlet opening that is disposed proximal of the anchor. The implant is advanced across the eye to the other side of the eye. The anchor is inserted into eye tissue on the other side of the eye. A therapeutic agent is eluted using the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Dose Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Jason Artof, David Haffner
  • Publication number: 20090036819
    Abstract: Ocular implants, delivery devices and methods for treating ocular disorders are disclosed. One method involves inserting an implant on one side of an eye. The implant has an anchor on a distal end portion and an outlet opening that is disposed proximal of the anchor. The implant is advanced across the eye to the other side of the eye. The anchor is inserted into eye tissue on the other side of the eye. A therapeutic agent is eluted using the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: GLAUKOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Jason Artof, David Haffner
  • Patent number: 7431710
    Abstract: Intraocular stents and applicators are disclosed for treating glaucoma. The stents are configured to extend between the anterior chamber of the eye and Schlemm's canal for enhancing outflow of aqueous from the anterior chamber so as to reduce intraocular pressure. The stents can have features for anchoring the stent into Schlemm's canal as well as preventing the walls of Schlemm's canal from closing the outlet of the stents. The applicators can be steerable so as to make implantation easier. Additionally, the applicators can be configured to hold a plurality of stents so that multiple stents can be implanted through one incision without removing the applicator from the incision between serial implantations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Glaukos Corporation
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Jason Artof, David Haffner
  • Publication number: 20070173932
    Abstract: An improved prosthetic mitral valve is provided having advantageous hemodynamic performance, nonthrombogenicity, and durability. The valve includes a valve body having an inflow annulus and an outflow annulus. Commissural attachment locations are disposed adjacent the outflow annulus. An anterior leaflet and a posterior leaflet of the valve are shaped differently from one another. The inflow annulus preferably is scalloped so as to have a saddle-shaped periphery having a pair of relatively high portions separated by a pair of relatively low portions. The anterior high portion preferably is vertically higher than the posterior high portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: 3F THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Cali, Keith Myers, Brian Biancucci, Jason Artof, Christine Nguyen, Rodolfo Quijano
  • Publication number: 20060259137
    Abstract: Methods and systems for minimally invasive replacement of a valve. The system includes a collapsible valve and anchoring structure. The valve assembly comprises a valve and anchoring structure for the valve, dimensioned to fit substantially within the valve sinus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Jason Artof, Tuoc Nguyen, Keith Myers
  • Patent number: 7101396
    Abstract: Methods and systems for minimally invasive replacement of a valve. The system includes a collapsible valve and anchoring structure, devices and methods for expanding the valve anchoring structure, adhesive means to seal the valve to the surrounding tissue, a catheter-based valve sizing and delivery system, native valve removal means, and a temporary valve and filter assembly to facilitate removal of debris material. The valve assembly comprises a valve and anchoring structure for the valve, dimensioned to fit substantially within the valve sinus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: 3F Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Artof, Tuoc Tan Nguyen, Keith E. Myers
  • Publication number: 20050271704
    Abstract: Intraocular stents and applicators are disclosed for treating glaucoma. The stents are configured to extend between the anterior chamber of the eye and Schlemm's canal for enhancing outflow of aqueous from the anterior chamber so as to reduce intraocular pressure. The stents can have features for anchoring the stent into Schlemm's canal as well as preventing the walls of Schlemm's canal from closing the outlet of the stents. The applicators can be steerable so as to make implantation easier. Additionally, the applicators can be configured to hold a plurality of stents so that multiple stents can be implanted through one incision without removing the applicator from the incision between serial implantations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Jason Artof, David Haffner
  • Publication number: 20050266047
    Abstract: Intraocular stents and applicators are disclosed for treating glaucoma. The stents are configured to extend between the anterior chamber of the eye and Schlemm's canal for enhancing outflow of aqueous from the anterior chamber so as to reduce intraocular pressure. The stents can have features for anchoring the stent into Schlemm's canal as well as preventing the walls of Schlemm's canal from closing the outlet of the stents. The applicators can be steerable so as to make implantation easier. Additionally, the applicators can be configured to hold a plurality of stents so that multiple stents can be implanted through one incision without removing the applicator from the incision between serial implantations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Jason Artof, David Haffner
  • Publication number: 20050075730
    Abstract: Methods and systems for minimally invasive replacement of a valve. The system includes a collapsible valve and anchoring structure, devices and methods for expanding the valve anchoring structure, adhesive means to seal the valve to the surrounding tissue, a catheter-based valve sizing and delivery system, native valve removal means, and a temporary valve and filter assembly to facilitate removal of debris material. The valve assembly comprises a valve and anchoring structure for the valve, dimensioned to fit substantially within the valve sinus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Inventors: Keith Myers, Douglas Cali, Jason Artof
  • Publication number: 20050075731
    Abstract: Methods and systems for minimally invasive replacement of a valve. The system includes a collapsible valve and anchoring structure, devices and methods for expanding the valve anchoring structure, adhesive means to seal the valve to the surrounding tissue, a catheter-based valve sizing and delivery system, native valve removal means, and a temporary valve and filter assembly to facilitate removal of debris material. The valve assembly comprises a valve and anchoring structure for the valve, dimensioned to fit substantially within the valve sinus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Inventors: Jason Artof, Tuoc Nguyen, Keith Myers
  • Patent number: 6830585
    Abstract: This invention discloses a percutaneously deliverable heart valve and methods of implantation thereof comprising a valve implantation system to be placed at a body channel of a patient comprising a flexible tissue valve with a plurality of valvular leaflets, each of the leaflets having an in-flow edge, an out-flow edge, and side edges, the plurality of leaflets being sewn together at least a potion of their side edges to form an annulus at about the in-flow edge and a plurality of commissure tissues; an annulus base support secured to the annulus, wherein the annulus base support is collapsible and expandable, and commissural fixation means for securing each of the plurality of commissure tissues onto a wall of the body channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: 3F Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Artof, Rodolfo C. Quijano, Hosheng Tu
  • Publication number: 20040117009
    Abstract: An improved prosthetic mitral valve is provided having advantageous hemodynamic performance, nonthrombogenicity, and durability. The valve includes a valve body having an inflow annulus and an outflow annulus. Commissural attachment locations are disposed adjacent the outflow annulus. An anterior leaflet and a posterior leaflet of the valve are shaped differently from one another. The inflow annulus preferably is scalloped so as to have a saddle-shaped periphery having a pair of relatively high portions separated by a pair of relatively low portions. The anterior high portion preferably is vertically higher than the posterior high portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Douglas S. Cali, Keith E. Myers, Brian Biancucci, Jason Artof, Christine T. Nguyen, Rodolfo C. Quijano