Patents by Inventor Jeffrey C. Cerier

Jeffrey C. Cerier 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: 11324555
    Abstract: An instrument port includes a port body, a bulb disposed at the distal end of the port body, a base body disposed at the proximal end of the port body, a hollow cylindrical body mechanically coupled to the base body, and a plurality of connecting rods disposed parallel to the port body. Each connecting rod includes a distal rod portion that is mechanically coupled to a respective distal-facing exterior surface of a bulb flange and a proximal rod portion that is mechanically coupled to a respective proximal-facing surface of the base body. A spring applies a spring force against the port body to press the port body into the bulb to mechanically secure the bulb to the base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: The Children's Medical Center Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Maiorano, Jeffrey C. Cerier
  • Patent number: 11284788
    Abstract: In at least some aspects, an instrument port for introducing an instrument into a surgical site comprises: a port body having: an instrument channel extending through the port body; and a plurality of fluid flush channels each separate from one another and the instrument channel, each extending along a major portion of the port body and in fluid communication with the instrument channel; and a bulb comprising a bulb channel extending through the bulb, the bulb channel aligned with the instrument channel, wherein the bulb channel and instrument channel are configured to receive the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: The Children's Medical Center Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Maiorano, Jeffrey C. Cerier
  • Patent number: 11213316
    Abstract: A gasket for creating a fluid seal in a medical device includes a flexible base, a flexible hollow body, and a multi-leaflet valve. The flexible hollow body extends along an axis from a hole defined in the flexible base. The flexible hollow body is configured to have a relaxed state in which a cross section of the flexible hollow body has a first shape and a compressed state in which the cross section of the flexible hollow body has a second shape. The multi-leaflet valve is disposed in the flexible hollow body. The compressed state causes the multi-leaflet valve to close to increase (a) a first threshold force or a first threshold pressure differential needed to open the multi-leaflet valve in a distal direction and (b) a second threshold force or a second threshold pressure differential needed to open the multi-leaflet valve in a proximal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: The Children's Medical Center Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Maiorano, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Jake Ganem
  • Publication number: 20210100554
    Abstract: The invention provides systems, devices, and methods for the delivery, deployment, and positioning of magnetic compression devices at a desired site so as to improve the accuracy of anastomoses creation between tissues, organs, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Dane Seddon, Peter Lukin, Jonathan B. O'Keefe, Amos Cruz, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Keith D. Boudreau, Taylor Bensel, David A. Rezac
  • Publication number: 20200046484
    Abstract: There is disclosed a porous emboli deflector for preventing cerebral emboli while maintaining cerebral blood flow during an endovascular or open surgical procedure. The device prevents the entrance of emboli of a size able to cause stroke (such as greater than 100 microns) from entering either the right or left common carotid arteries, and/or the right or left vertebral arteries by deflecting emboli downstream of these vessels. The device can be placed prior to any manipulation of the heart or aorta allowing maximal protection of the brain during the index procedure. The deflector has a low profile within the aorta which allows sheaths, catheters, or wires used in the index procedure to pass. Also disclosed are methods for insertion and removal of the deflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Judith T. Carpenter, Jeffrey P. Carpenter, David A. Rezac, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Richard C. Fortier, Timothy W. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10426591
    Abstract: There is disclosed a porous emboli deflector for preventing cerebral emboli while maintaining cerebral blood flow during an endovascular or open surgical procedure. The device prevents the entrance of emboli of a size able to cause stroke (such as greater than 100 microns) from entering either the right or left common carotid arteries, and/or the right or left vertebral arteries by deflecting emboli downstream of these vessels. The device can be placed prior to any manipulation of the heart or aorta allowing maximal protection of the brain during the index procedure. The deflector has a low profile within the aorta which allows sheaths, catheters, or wires used in the index procedure to pass. Also disclosed are methods for insertion and removal of the deflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences AG
    Inventors: Judith T. Carpenter, Jeffrey P. Carpenter, David A. Rezac, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Richard C. Fortier, Timothy W. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190274522
    Abstract: An optical bulb for a medical device includes first and second bodies. The first body has a substantially hemispherical distal side. The second body extends from the first body and includes a mechanical connection point at or near the proximal side of the second body. An instrument channel extends through the optical bulb from the proximal side of the second body to the distal side of the first body. An imaging channel extends an aperture defined in the proximal side of the second body and terminates between the proximal and substantially hemispherical distal sides of the first body. The distal end of the imaging channel is substantially hemispherical. The first body is configured and arranged to provide a substantially uniform image path within a field of view of a camera disposed in the imaging channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Maiorano, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Benjamin D. Masella, David P. Biss, Brian E. MacMillin
  • Publication number: 20190274761
    Abstract: An instrument port includes a port body, a bulb disposed at the distal end of the port body, a base body disposed at the proximal end of the port body, a hollow cylindrical body mechanically coupled to the base body, and a plurality of connecting rods disposed parallel to the port body. Each connecting rod includes a distal rod portion that is mechanically coupled to a respective distal-facing exterior surface of a bulb flange and a proximal rod portion that is mechanically coupled to a respective proximal-facing surface of the base body. A spring applies a spring force against the port body to press the port body into the bulb to mechanically secure the bulb to the base body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Maiorano, Jeffrey C. Cerier
  • Publication number: 20190274531
    Abstract: In at least some aspects, an instrument port for introducing an instrument into a surgical site comprises: a port body having: an instrument channel extending through the port body; and a plurality of fluid flush channels each separate from one another and the instrument channel, each extending along a major portion of the port body and in fluid communication with the instrument channel; and a bulb comprising a bulb channel extending through the bulb, the bulb channel aligned with the instrument channel, wherein the bulb channel and instrument channel are configured to receive the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Maiorano, Jeffrey C. Cerier
  • Publication number: 20190274727
    Abstract: A gasket for creating a fluid seal in a medical device includes a flexible base, a flexible hollow body, and a multi-leaflet valve. The flexible hollow body extends along an axis from a hole defined in the flexible base. The flexible hollow body is configured to have a relaxed state in which a cross section of the flexible hollow body has a first shape and a compressed state in which the cross section of the flexible hollow body has a second shape. The multi-leaflet valve is disposed in the flexible hollow body. The compressed state causes the multi-leaflet valve to close to increase (a) a first threshold force or a first threshold pressure differential needed to open the multi-leaflet valve in a distal direction and (b) a second threshold force or a second threshold pressure differential needed to open the multi-leaflet valve in a proximal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Maiorano, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Jake Ganem
  • Publication number: 20170281159
    Abstract: A surgical fastener applier having a handle and a fastener housing extending from the handle. The housing contains at least one anvil movable within the staple housing, the anvil has a proximal position and a distal position. When in the distal position a distal end of the anvil extends distal to the distal end of the staple housing. The housing contains a plurality of surgical fasteners each of which in the shape of a loop. At least one of the fasteners is placed around a portion of the anvil when in the distal position. The applier has a first mechanism for moving the anvil distally after a fastener has been deployed, and a second mechanism for moving the anvil distally after a fastener has been deployed. The second means is independent of the first means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew D. Holcomb, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Stokes, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Jonathan B. O'Keefe, Keith Boudreau
  • Patent number: 9713471
    Abstract: A surgical fastener applier having a handle and a fastener housing extending from the handle. The housing contains at least one anvil movable within the staple housing, the anvil has a proximal position and a distal position. When in the distal position a distal end of the anvil extends distal to the distal end of the staple housing. The housing contains a plurality of surgical fasteners each of which in the shape of a loop. At least one of the fasteners is placed around a portion of the anvil when in the distal position. The applier has a first mechanism for moving the anvil distally after a fastener has been deployed, and a second mechanism for moving the anvil distally after a fastener has been deployed. The second means is independent of the first means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Holcomb, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Stokes, Mark S. Zeiner, Lawrence Crainich, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Jonathan B. O'Keefe, Keith D. Boudreau
  • Publication number: 20160317277
    Abstract: There is disclosed a porous emboli deflector for preventing cerebral emboli while maintaining cerebral blood flow during an endovascular or open surgical procedure. The device prevents the entrance of emboli of a size able to cause stroke (such as greater than 100 microns) from entering either the right or left common carotid arteries, and/or the right or left vertebral arteries by deflecting emboli downstream of these vessels. The device can be placed prior to any manipulation of the heart or aorta allowing maximal protection of the brain during the index procedure. The deflector has a low profile within the aorta which allows sheaths, catheters, or wires used in the index procedure to pass. Also disclosed are methods for insertion and removal of the deflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Judith T. Carpenter, Jeffrey P. Carpenter, David A. Rezac, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Richard C. Fortier, Timothy W. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20160143756
    Abstract: An endovascular medical device that, when inserted into a vessel having one or more dilations and one or more narrowings in close proximity, redefines the vessel opening (lumen) along the longitudinal axis of the device, separates that lumen from the excess dilated volume within the dilation, and props open the lumen within the narrowing. The device is constructed in a manner to alter the hemodynamics at the interface between the redefined lumen and excess dilated volume, to facilitate the healing process within the dilated vessel. The device is constructed in a manner to provide sufficient radial force to open a narrowed portion of the vessel, to facilitate flow through the vessel. The device is constructed substantially from bioresorbable materials so as to eventually allow for the return of normal vasomechanics and cyclic wall stresses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: David A. Rezac, Aubry E. Shackelford, Amos G. Cruz, Jonathan B. O'Keefe, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Timothy W. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20160136398
    Abstract: Methods for treating hydrocephalus using a shunt, the shunt having one or more CSF intake openings in a distal portion, a valve disposed in a proximal portion of the shunt, and a lumen extending between the one or more CSF intake openings and the valve, the method comprises deploying the shunt in a body of a patient so that the distal portion of the shunt is at least partially disposed within a CP angle cistern, a body of the shunt is at least partially disposed within an IPS of the patient, and the proximal portion of the shunt is at least partially disposed within or proximate to a JV of the patient, wherein, after deployment of the shunt, CSF flows from the CP angle cistern to the JV via the shunt lumen at a flow rate in a range of 5 ml per hour to 15 ml per hour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Carl Heilman, Adel M. Malek, Ayan A. Bhandari, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Amos G. Cruz, Joseph Gordon, Thomas R. Johnson, Gregory T. Martin, Jonathan B. O'Keefe, David A. Rezac, Timothy W. Robinson, Shane Siwinski, Joseph Ting, Jennet Toyjanova, Andrew Ziegler
  • Patent number: 9339367
    Abstract: There is disclosed a porous emboli deflector for preventing cerebral emboli while maintaining cerebral blood flow during an endovascular or open surgical procedure. The device prevents the entrance of emboli of a size able to cause stroke (such as greater than 100 microns) from entering either the right or left common carotid arteries, and/or the right or left vertebral arteries by deflecting emboli downstream of these vessels. The device can be placed prior to any manipulation of the heart or aorta allowing maximal protection of the brain during the index procedure. The deflector has a low profile within the aorta which allows sheaths, catheters, or wires used in the index procedure to pass. Also disclosed are methods for insertion and removal of the deflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences AG
    Inventors: Judith T. Carpenter, Jeffrey P. Carpenter, David A. Rezac, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Richard C. Fortier, Timothy W. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20140151435
    Abstract: A surgical fastener applier having a handle and a fastener housing extending from the handle. The housing contains at least one anvil movable within the staple housing, the anvil has a proximal position and a distal position. When in the distal position a distal end of the anvil extends distal to the distal end of the staple housing. The housing contains a plurality of surgical fasteners each of which in the shape of a loop. At least one of the fasteners is placed around a portion of the anvil when in the distal position. The applier has a first mechanism for moving the anvil distally after a fastener has been deployed, and a second mechanism for moving the anvil distally after a fastener has been deployed. The second means is independent of the first means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew D. Holcomb, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Stokes, Mark S. Zeiner, Lawrence Crainich, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Jonathan B. O'Keefe, Keith D. Boudreau
  • Patent number: 8709037
    Abstract: The surgical instrument includes a distal tool, an elongated shaft that supports the distal tool, and a proximal handle or control member, where the tool and the handle are coupled to the respective distal and proximal ends of the elongated shaft via distal and proximal bendable motion members. Actuation means extends between said distal and proximal members whereby any deflection of said control handle with respect to said elongated instrument shaft causes a corresponding bending of said distal motion member for control of said working member. The proximal bendable member comprises a ball and socket assembly supported between the handle and instrument shaft and constructed and arranged for three dimensional motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Woojin Lee, Andres Chamorro, Richard Ross, Richard C. Fortier, Jeffrey C. Cerier
  • Patent number: 8602286
    Abstract: A mechanism for feeding a fastener including a housing having a longitudinal axis and at least one fastener within the housing. The fastener has a crown and at least two legs extending therefrom. The fastener is disposed within the housing in a first plane parallel to the longitudinal axis. The mechanism includes an elongated actuator disposed within the housing. The actuator has a shaft substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the mechanism and rigidly spaced from the fastener in a second plane. The actuator has at least one radially extending advancer disposed along a length thereof, and a mechanism for rotating the actuator so that the advancer engages the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Crainich, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Stokes, Matthew D. Holcomb, Jonathan B. O'Keefe, Keith D. Boudreau, Jeffrey C. Cerier
  • Patent number: 8518053
    Abstract: Surgical instruments and techniques are provided for creating a pneumostoma through the chest wall into the lung of a patient. The pneumostomy instruments and techniques may be used to create a pneumostoma which allows gases to escape from the lung through the chest wall and thereby treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Portaero, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Tanaka, Joshua P. Wiesman, David C. Plough, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Gary L. Boseck, Richard S. Wisdom