Patents by Inventor Jay A. Lenker

Jay A. Lenker 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: 20110028934
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for achieving hemostasis in patients who have received skin-penetrating wounds to the body in regions such as the shoulder, pelvis, neck, or groin, where standard bandages are difficult to apply and where large blood vessels exist which can hemorrhage severely. Such haemostatic packing devices and methods are especially useful in the emergency, trauma surgery, or military setting. The devices utilize packing pillows that are held in place by rigid structures that can cause the packing pillows to be brought into the wounds and be held in place while the packing pillows are inflated to fill the wounds, prevent bleeding, and tamponade hemorrhaging large blood vessels exposed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Robert F. Buckman, Jay A. Lenker
  • Patent number: 7824356
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for removing gas bubbles from blood during circulatory assist procedures. Such bubbles are generated, along with particulate matter, in an extracorporeal circulatory bypass system by the pump, oxygenator and other components. Filters are used in the line to remove particulates and bubbles from the blood before they are pumped back to the patient but current filters are inefficient at removing small bubbles and debris that can cause neurological defects and renal and other organ failures in the patient. An active filter apparatus and method is disclosed that forces the bubbles to the center of the system where they are removed from the blood before the blood exits the filter. The filter comprises an axially elongate cylindrical shell with a blood inlet, a blood outlet and a gas outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Indian Wells Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Wieting, Jay A. Lenker
  • Publication number: 20100228077
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, low cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal end of the sheath to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is configured for use in the vascular system and has utility in the introduction and removal of balloon counterpulsation catheters. The access route is through the femoral arteries and the iliac arteries into the aorta, where an intra-aortic balloon pump catheter is positioned to provide cardiac support. The distal end of the sheath is maintained in the first, low cross-sectional configuration during advancement to the arteries into the aorta. The distal end of the sheath is subsequently expanded using a radial dilatation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: ONSET MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jay A. Lenker, Joseph Bishop, George F. Kick, Edward J. Nance
  • Patent number: 7780692
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expandable percutaneous sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, low cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is maintained in the first, low cross-sectional configuration by a tubular restraint. In one application, the sheath is utilized to provide access for a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure such as percutaneous nephrostomy or urinary bladder access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Onset Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Nance, Joseph Bishop, Jay Lenker, Onnik Tchulluian, George F. Kick
  • Publication number: 20100185274
    Abstract: A prosthetic implant for treating a diseased aortic valve is described. The prosthetic implant includes a substantially tubular body configured to be positioned in an aorta of a patient, at or near the patient's aortic valve. The body includes a lumen extending through the body from a proximal end to a distal end of the body; and an adjustable frame surrounding the lumen. The prosthetic implant further includes at least one adjustable element located in or on the body and extending at least partially around a circumference of the lumen. The at least one adjustable element includes a shape memory material and is transformable, in response to application of an activation energy, from a first configuration to a second configuration, wherein the first configuration and second configuration differ in a size of at least one dimension of the at least one adjustable element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: Micardia Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn Moaddeb, Samuel Shaolian, Emanuel Shaoulian, Jay A. Lenker
  • Publication number: 20100145267
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expandable percutaneous sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, low cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is maintained in the first, low cross-sectional configuration by a removable tubular restraint or by structural elements built into the wall of the expandable portion of the sheath. In one application, the sheath is utilized to introduce a formed in place orthopedic fixation rod such as for use in spinal fixation procedures, preparation of a spinal segment, or placement of a vertebral body spacer. The sheath can further comprise structural elements to permit re-collapse of the sheath under fluid pressure following completion of the procedure and prior to removal from the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Onset Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Bishop, Jay Lenker, Edward J. Nance, Huan T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7722568
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, low cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal end of the sheath to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is configured for use in the vascular system and has utility in the introduction and removal of balloon counterpulsation catheters. The access route is through the femoral arteries and the iliac arteries into the aorta, where an intra-aortic balloon pump catheter is positioned to provide cardiac support. The distal end of the sheath is maintained in the first, low cross-sectional configuration during advancement to the arteries into the aorta. The distal end of the sheath is subsequently expanded using a radial dilatation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Onset Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jay A. Lenker, Joseph Bishop, George F. Kick, Edward J. Nance
  • Patent number: 7713193
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expandable percutaneous sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, low cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is maintained in the first, low cross-sectional configuration by a tubular restraint. In one application, the sheath is utilized to provide access for a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure such as percutaneous nephrostomy or urinary bladder access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Onset Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Nance, Joseph Bishop, Jay Lenker, Onnik Tchulluian, George F. Kick
  • Publication number: 20100114017
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removing obstructions from, delivering implantable devices or substances in or near and/or restoring flow through body lumens, such as blood vessel lumens. A catheter having a proximal portion of a first diameter and a distal portion of a second diameter (smaller than the first diameter) is advanced into a body lumen. The distal portion of the catheter is caused to expand to a diameter that is larger than the second diameter but no larger than the first diameter. A working device is then advanced out of the distal end of the catheter and used to remove obstructive matter, deliver an implantable device or substance and/or restore flow. The distal portion can be reduced in diameter prior to removal from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Reverse Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jay A. Lenker, Brian Michael Strauss, Gerard Von Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 7699864
    Abstract: An access device comprises a thin-walled sheath that is insertable into a patient through a small surgically created incision. The incision may be created using a cutdown or a percutaneous method such as that known as the Seldinger technique. Once inserted and advanced to the target surgical site, the sheath is selectively, and controllably, expanded to a desired diameter. The thin wall of the sheath is fabricated from a rectangular piece of material such as metal or plastic with two cut edges. The rectangular piece of metal or plastic is rolled tightly to create the small diameter configuration that is inserted into the patient. A cam or control member is affixed to the innermost edge of the rectangular piece of metal or plastic. The control member extends to the proximal most portion of the sheath. By rotating the control member, the operator causes the thin wall piece of rolled material to unfurl into a larger or smaller diameter, depending on the direction of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Onset Medical Corporation
    Inventors: George F. Kick, Jay Lenker, Onnik Tchulluian
  • Patent number: 7695452
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for cannulating the vena cava of a patient during cardiopulmonary bypass procedures. Such cannulation is necessary for drainage of venous blood from the patient so that it may be oxygenated and pumped back to the patient to perfuse tissues during cardiac surgery and, more specifically, during periods of ischemic cardiac arrest or dysfunction. The device of the present invention not only provides venous drainage for cardiopulmonary bypass, but also performs the function of routing cardioplegic solution through the heart in the retrograde direction. Such cardioplegia provides protection to the heart during periods of ischemic cardiac arrest. This invention replaces a plurality of cannulae currently used for open-heart surgery, thus simplifying the surgical field and improving visibility of the heart. The device allows for the delivery of retrograde cardioplegia to the coronary circulation of both the right and the left side of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Indian Wells Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Jay A. Lenker
  • Patent number: 7695467
    Abstract: The present invention describes a device for placement in the thoracic cavity of a patient. The device is a cannula, tube or catheter for chest drainage. The device serves as a conduit for drainage of excessive fluid or air buildup in the chest to a receptacle outside the body. The device also serves to prevent influx of fluid or air into the chest cavity, thus preventing pneumothorax or infection. The device incorporates systems for anchoring the chest drainage cannula to the chest and for steering the chest drainage cannula into the thoracic cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventors: Eugene M. Breznock, Jay A. Lenker
  • Publication number: 20090287182
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, small cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal end of the sheath to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is configured for use in the vascular system and has utility in the introduction and removal of implant delivery catheters. The access route is through the femoral arteries and the iliac arteries into the aorta. The distal end of the sheath is maintained in the first, low cross-sectional configuration during advancement to the arteries into the aorta. The distal end of the sheath is subsequently expanded using a radial dilatation device, which is removed prior to the introduction of implant delivery catheters. In an exemplary application, the sheath includes a supported proximal end, a supported distal end, and a collapsible center section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Onset Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Bishop, Jay Lenker, Edward J. Nance
  • Publication number: 20090287183
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, small cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal end of the sheath to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is configured for use in the vascular system and has utility in the introduction and removal of implant delivery catheters. The access route is through the ventricular myocardium, more specifically at the left ventricular apex, into the aortic root. The distal end of the sheath is maintained in the first, low cross-sectional configuration during advancement to the arteries into the aorta. The distal end of the sheath is subsequently expanded using a radial dilatation device, which is removed prior to the introduction of implant delivery catheters. In an exemplary application, the sheath includes a supported proximal end, a supported distal end, and a collapsible center section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Onset Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Bishop, Jay Lenker, Edward J. Nance
  • Publication number: 20090266729
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for protecting individuals from the sharp ends of medical objects following use on a patient. Such sharp objects include hypodermic needles, scalpel blades, cannulae, trocars, and the like. The invention utilizes a disposable protective cover for the used sharp. The protective cover is designed to surround and embed the sharp in a permanent cover that is blunt and will not permit further puncture or cutting with the sharp. In an embodiment, the protective cover also absorbs any fluids on or in the used sharp and prevents any fluids from escaping the protective cover. The sharp cover is configured to irreversibly lock, once closed. A refillable or replaceable dispenser dispenses the protective covers at points of use. A disposable receptacle receives the used sharp embedded in the protective cover. When the receptacle is full, the entire receptacle may be discarded in a medical waste container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Eric Alcouloumre, Richard E. Reedy, Jay A. Lenker
  • Publication number: 20090270989
    Abstract: Spinal implants are disclosed that can be used for annular repair, facet unloading, disc height preservation, disc decompression, or for sealing a portal through which a nucleus implant was placed. In some embodiments, an implant is placed within the intervertebral disc space, primarily within the region of the annulus fibrosus. In some embodiments, the implant is expandable. In some embodiments, the implant has a sealing tail structure comprising a tail flange and a linkage. In some embodiments, the sealing tail structure limits the extrusion or expulsion of disc material, either annulus fibrosus or nucleus, into the posterior region of the spine where it could impinge on nerves. In some embodiments, the tail structure is retained in place within the annulus fibrosus by means of an anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is constructed from multiple components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott Conner, Jay A. Lenker, Khoi Nguyen, Jeffrey J. Valko, Matthew Scott Lake, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20090216125
    Abstract: A rotationally vibrating imaging catheter and method of utilization has an array of ultrasound or optical transducers and an actuator along with signal processing, display, and power subsystems. The actuator of the preferred embodiment is a solid-state nitinol actuator. The actuator causes the array to oscillate such that the tip of the catheter is rotated through an angle equal to or less than 360 degrees. The tip is then capable of rotating back the same amount. This action is repeated until the desired imaging information is acquired. The rotationally vibrating catheter produces more imaging points than a non-rotating imaging catheter and eliminates areas of missing information in the reconstructed image. Rotationally vibrating catheters offer higher image resolution than stationary array catheters and greater flexibility and lower costs than mechanically rotating imaging catheters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Jay A. Lenker
  • Publication number: 20090187127
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for achieving control and stabilization of bone fractures in mammals, most specifically humans. Stabilization and traction is often required to support fractured bones of the arms or legs. The devices and methods disclosed herein are especially useful in the emergency or military setting. The devices utilize a collapsible frame or inflatable member that may be expanded and locked into position. The frame or inflatable member is fabricated primarily from polymeric materials with low radiodensity. The limb contact regions are adjustable to fit a wide variety of limb sizes and fracture locations. The traction applied by the splint is adjustable, controllable and measurable. The traction splint is sufficiently compact that it will fit in a compartment of most ambulances and emergency rescue vehicles, thus making it more available for use than standard traction splints in use today. The traction splint is either a separate device or integrated into a backboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Robert F. Buckman, Jay A. Lenker, Donald J. Kolehmainen
  • Publication number: 20090173695
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for removing gas bubbles from blood during circulatory assist procedures. Such bubbles are generated, along with particulate matter, in an extracorporeal circulatory bypass system by the pump, oxygenator and other components. Filters are used in the line to remove particulates and bubbles from the blood before they are pumped back to the patient but current filters are inefficient at removing small bubbles and debris that can cause neurological defects and renal and other organ failures in the patient. An active filter apparatus and method is disclosed that forces the bubbles to the center of the system where they are removed from the blood before the blood exits the filter. The filter comprises an axially elongate cylindrical shell with a blood inlet, a blood outlet and a gas outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: David W. Wieting, Jay A. Lenker
  • Publication number: 20090171461
    Abstract: Spinal implants are disclosed that can be used for annular repair, facet unloading, disc height preservation, disc decompression, or for sealing a portal through which a nucleus an intervertebral implant was placed. In some embodiments, an implant is placed within the intervertebral disc space, primarily within the region of the annulus fibrosus. In some embodiments, the implant is expandable. In some embodiments, the implant has a sealing tail structure comprising a tail flange and a linkage. In some embodiments, the sealing tail structure limits the extrusion or expulsion of disc material, either annulus fibrosus or nucleus, into the posterior region of the spine where it could impinge on nerves. In some embodiments, the tail structure is retained in place within the annulus fibrosus by means of an anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is constructed from multiple components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott CONNER, Jay A. Lenker, Khoi Nguyen, Jeffrey J. Valko, Matthew Scott Lake, Peter Gregory Davis