Patents by Inventor Jeffrey A. Cadeddu

Jeffrey A. Cadeddu 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: 9974554
    Abstract: Devices and methods for removal of calculus (including for example, kidney stones) are disclosed. In an embodiment, a device for removal of kidney stones includes a substantially sealable pouch that can be inserted into the kidney for capturing a kidney stone. The pouch is also designed to permit fragmentation of the kidney stone inside the pouch, while preventing kidney stone fragments from escaping from the pouch. As a result, the likelihood of dispersing stone fragments during fragmentation of a large stone is greatly lessened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Jodi A. Antonelli, Heather E. Beardsley, Justin I. Friedlander, Jeffrey C. Gahan, Monica S. C. Morgan, Margaret S. Pearle, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu
  • Patent number: 9820762
    Abstract: Devices and methods for removal of calculus (including for example, kidney stones) are disclosed. In an embodiment, a device for removal of kidney stones includes a substantially sealable pouch that can be inserted into the kidney for capturing a kidney stone. The pouch is also designed to permit fragmentation of the kidney stone inside the pouch, while preventing kidney stone fragments from escaping from the pouch. As a result, the likelihood of dispersing stone fragments during fragmentation of a large stone is greatly lessened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Stephen P. Faddegon, Heather E. Beardsley, Yung K. Tan, Ephrem O. Olweny, Jeffrey Gahan, Jodi Antonelli, Margaret S. Pearle, Raul Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9627120
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems for enabling electrical communication with a device positionable within a body cavity of a patient. Apparatuses and systems for magnetically positioning a device within a body cavity of a patient. Medical devices. Methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Daniel J. Scott, Raul Fernandez, Richard A. Bergs, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu
  • Patent number: 9622662
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging system having an optical path. The system including an illumination source adapted to output a light beam, the light beam illuminating a target, a dispersing element arranged in the optical path and adapted to separate the light beam into a plurality of wavelengths, a digital micromirror array adapted to tune the plurality of wavelengths into a spectrum, an optical device having a detector and adapted to collect the spectrum reflected from the target and arranged in the optical path and a processor operatively connected to and adapted to control at least one of: the illumination source; the dispersing element; the digital micromirror array; the optical device; and, the detector, the processor further adapted to output a hyperspectral image of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Karel J. Zuzak, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Rafael Ufret-Vincenty, Robert P. Francis, Edward Livingston
  • Publication number: 20160120613
    Abstract: Medical devices having a platform and an arm movable between a collapsed position and an expanded position. In some embodiments, the platform comprises at least one of a magnetically-attractive material and a material capable of being magnetically-charged. Methods of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. CADEDDU, Daniel J. SCOTT, Raul FERNANDEZ, Richard A. BERGS
  • Publication number: 20160066934
    Abstract: Devices and methods for removal of calculus (including for example, kidney stones) are disclosed. In an embodiment, a device for removal of kidney stones includes a substantially sealable pouch that can be inserted into the kidney for capturing a kidney stone. The pouch is also designed to permit fragmentation of the kidney stone inside the pouch, while preventing kidney stone fragments from escaping from the pouch. As a result, the likelihood of dispersing stone fragments during fragmentation of a large stone is greatly lessened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Jodi A. ANTONELLI, Heather E. BEARDSLEY, Justin I. FRIEDLANDER, Jeffrey C. GAHAN, Monica S. C. MORGAN, Margaret S. PEARLE, Jeffrey A. CADEDDU
  • Patent number: 9198578
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging system having an optical path. The system including an illumination source adapted to output a light beam, the light beam illuminating a target, a dispersing element arranged in the optical path and adapted to separate the light beam into a plurality of wavelengths, a digital micromirror array adapted to tune the plurality of wavelengths into a spectrum, an optical device having a detector and adapted to collect the spectrum reflected from the target and arranged in the optical path and a processor operatively connected to and adapted to control at least one of: the illumination source; the dispersing element; the digital micromirror array; the optical device; and, the detector, the processor further adapted to output a hyperspectral image of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Karel J. Zuzak, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Rafael Ufret-Vincenty, Robert P. Francis, Edward Livingston
  • Patent number: 9044256
    Abstract: Medical devices having a platform and an arm movable between a collapsed position and an expanded position. In some embodiments, the platform comprises at least one of a magnetically-attractive material and a material capable of being magnetically-charged. Methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Daniel J. Scott, Raul Fernandez, Richard A. Bergs
  • Patent number: 9033957
    Abstract: The present invention is a device and system for manipulating a surgical tool at an intended location, e.g., a confined or inaccessible space, which includes a surgical anchor having at least one opening, wherein the opening provides a catch for a pin; and at least one anchor point to position and orient a surgical tool inside a human body. The apparatus and system of the present invention allows for the use of multiple intra-abdominal surgical tools inserted through a single incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Richard A. Bergs, Raul Fernandez, Linda Baker
  • Publication number: 20150133949
    Abstract: Devices and methods for removal of calculus (including for example, kidney stones) are disclosed. In an embodiment, a device for removal of kidney stones includes a substantially sealable pouch that can be inserted into the kidney for capturing a kidney stone. The pouch is also designed to permit fragmentation of the kidney stone inside the pouch, while preventing kidney stone fragments from escaping from the pouch. As a result, the likelihood of dispersing stone fragments during fragmentation of a large stone is greatly lessened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Stephen P. Faddegon, Heather E. Beardsley, Yung K. Tan, Ephrem O. Olweny, Jeffrey Gahan, Jodi Antonelli
  • Patent number: 8944997
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to medical devices and methods. The present medical devices comprises a platform comprising a magnetically-attractive material, and a camera coupled to the platform and configured to be moved in at least three degrees of freedom relative to the platform, where the camera's movement in each respective degree of freedom is controlled by a separate actuator coupled to the platform. The medical devices further comprise a housing disposed around at least a portion of the camera, the housing being at least partially transparent, and a wiper arm configured to move relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Raul Fernandez, Daniel J. Scott, Shou Jiang Tang, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Richard A. Bergs
  • Publication number: 20140358229
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses, and methods and systems including apparatuses, configured to be magnetically coupled to a medical device within a body cavity of a patient. Some embodiments include one or more elements comprising at least one of a magnetically-attractive and magnetically-chargeable material; and a bumper extending around the one or more elements and configured to reduce the strength of a magnetic field of the one or more elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Richard A. BERGS, Heather E. BEARDSLEY, Jeffrey A. CADEDDU, Raul FERNANDEZ, Daniel J. SCOTT
  • Patent number: 8649849
    Abstract: The present invention includes using optical spectroscopy as an innovative technique for ex-vivo demonstration of renal and prostate tumors. The apparatus and methods disclosed herein demonstrate the ability of optical spectroscopy to reliably differentiate tumor from normal tissue in renal specimens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Hanli Liu, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Disha L. Peswani
  • Publication number: 20130296708
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging system having an optical path. The system including an illumination source adapted to output a light beam, the light beam illuminating a target, a dispersing element arranged in the optical path and adapted to separate the light beam into a plurality of wavelengths, a digital micromirror array adapted to tune the plurality of wavelengths into a spectrum, an optical device having a detector and adapted to collect the spectrum reflected from the target and arranged in the optical path and a processor operatively connected to and adapted to control at least one of: the illumination source; the dispersing element; the digital micromirror array; the optical device; and, the detector, the processor further adapted to output a hyperspectral image of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Karel J. ZUZAK, Jeffrey A. CADEDDU, Rafael UFRET-VINCENTY, Robert P. FRANCIS, Edward LIVINGSTON
  • Publication number: 20130296709
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging system having an optical path. The system including an illumination source adapted to output a light beam, the light beam illuminating a target, a dispersing element arranged in the optical path and adapted to separate the light beam into a plurality of wavelengths, a digital micromirror array adapted to tune the plurality of wavelengths into a spectrum, an optical device having a detector and adapted to collect the spectrum reflected from the target and arranged in the optical path and a processor operatively connected to and adapted to control at least one of: the illumination source; the dispersing element; the digital micromirror array; the optical device; and, the detector, the processor further adapted to output a hyperspectral image of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Karel J. ZUZAK, Jeffrey A. CADEDDU, Rafael UFRET-VINCENTY, Robert P. FRANCIS, Edward LIVINGSTON
  • Publication number: 20130296710
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging system having an optical path. The system including an illumination source adapted to output a light beam, the light beam illuminating a target, a dispersing element arranged in the optical path and adapted to separate the light beam into a plurality of wavelengths, a digital micromirror array adapted to tune the plurality of wavelengths into a spectrum, an optical device having a detector and adapted to collect the spectrum reflected from the target and arranged in the optical path and a processor operatively connected to and adapted to control at least one of: the illumination source; the dispersing element; the digital micromirror array; the optical device; and, the detector, the processor further adapted to output a hyperspectral image of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Karel J. ZUZAK, Jeffrey A. CADEDDU, Rafael UFRET-VINCENTY, Robert P. FRANCIS, Edward LIVINGSTON
  • Patent number: 8480668
    Abstract: The present invention is a device and method of using a variety of laparoscopic or NOTES surgical tools at a confined or inaccessible space e.g., an intra-abdominal surgical and NOTES tool inserted through a single incision through the skin or hollow viscus. Generally, the laparoscopic or NOTES surgical devices include a device body having a first side and a second side, wherein the first side includes a positioning mechanism and the second side includes one or more of a variety of laparoscopic or NOTES tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Board of Regents of The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Raul Fernandez, Daniel J. Scott, Shou-Jiang Tang, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Richard A. Bergs
  • Publication number: 20130158523
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and medical devices configured for transmural and/or transdermal magnetic actuation of a tool of a medical device (e.g., without translation of the medical device and/or relative to a platform of the medical device).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Richard A. Bergs, Heather E. Beardsley, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Raul Fernandez, Kevin M. Huey, Daniel J. Scott
  • Publication number: 20130158660
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses, and methods and systems including apparatuses, configured to be magnetically coupled to a medical device within a body cavity of a patient. Some embodiments include one or more elements comprising at least one of a magnetically-attractive and magnetically-chargeable material; and a bumper extending around the one or more elements and configured to reduce the strength of a magnetic field of the one or more elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Richard A. Bergs, Heather E. Beardsley, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Raul Fernandez, Daniel J. Scott
  • Publication number: 20130158659
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses and/or medical devices, and systems and methods including apparatuses and/or medical devices, comprising one or more elements configured to define a U-shaped magnetic flux path and/or magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Richard A. Bergs, Heather E. Beardsley, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Raul Fernandez, Daniel J. Scott