Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Elkins

Jeffrey Elkins 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: 20200138146
    Abstract: Devices and method are disclosed for provision of a quick release lacing system for shoes. A lace is fitted with a releasable connector that can be activated manually or automatically to disconnect the laces, allowing the wearer to then pull the laces party or fully off the shoe in a single movement. Such tools are particularly useful for sporting and tactical shoes, wherein the wearer may have a need to quickly extract their foot from the shoe, such as in an emergency situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Brandon C. Robinson
    Inventors: Brandon C. Robinson, Jeffrey Elkins
  • Publication number: 20070287967
    Abstract: Renal infusion systems include an infusion catheter having a bifurcated distal end with a first branch and second branch, the branches being biased to deploy laterally when unconstrained. Systems also include a delivery sheath having a lumen which receives the infusion catheter and constrains the first branch and second branch. A distal opening of the delivery sheath is formed asymmetrically to allow one of the first and second branches to open laterally while the other of the branches remains constrained. Methods of using renal infusion systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: FlowMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Neema Hekmat, Harry Goodson, Aurelio Valencia, Jeffrey Elkins
  • Publication number: 20070246334
    Abstract: A practical control device having up to eight independent channels of communication for simultaneously operating a plurality of electromechanical devices or for simultaneously performing a plurality of independent functions on an electromechanical device, such as a prosthetic hand, includes a foot-operated controller and a microprocessor. The foot-controller includes a plurality of pressure sensors mounted at selected locations on a substrate. The microprocessor converts sensor inputs from the foot-operated controller into commands for a controllable electromechanical device such as a prosthetic hand. Commands may be communicated via a radio transmitter or via hard-wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventor: Jeffrey Elkins
  • Publication number: 20070249997
    Abstract: Two renal delivery members have two distal ports that are adapted to be positioned within two renal arteries via their corresponding renal ostia at unique locations along an abdominal aortic wall. A proximal coupler assembly is outside the body and is coupled to deliver material to the two distal ports for bi-lateral renal therapy. One or both of the delivery members may be self-cannulating into the corresponding renal ostium, or may be controllably steered into the respective ostium. Non-occlusive anchors may be coupled with one or both of the delivery members at anchoring positions in the renal artery or abdominal aorta to secure the renal delivery member within the renal artery. Renal-active fluid agents are coupled to the bi-lateral delivery system. Another renal therapy system cannulates a renal vein from the vena cava and controls a retrograde delivery of agents to the respective kidney.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: FlowMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Goodson, Jeffrey Elkins, Samir Patel, Aurelio Valencia, Ricardo Aboytes, Craig Ball, Randy Kesten, Andrew Kramer, Sam Payne, Sophia Pesotchinsky, Michael Rosenthal
  • Publication number: 20070213686
    Abstract: An apparatus and method particularly useful in treatments and therapies directed at the kidneys such as the prevention of radiocontrast nephropathy (RCN) arising from diagnostic procedures using iodinated contrast materials. A series of treatment schemes are provided based upon local therapeutic agent delivery to the kidneys that can be used as a prophylactic treatment for patients undergoing interventional procedures that have been identified as being at an elevated risk for developing RCN as well as for low risk patients. The methods may include pre-exposure and post contrast exposure treatments alone or in combination with the local delivery of therapeutic agents to the kidneys. Among the agents identified for such treatments are normal saline and the vasodilators papaverine and fenoldopam mesylate and appropriate dosing is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Applicant: FlowMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Vandana Mathur, Craig Ball, Jeffrey Elkins, Harry Goodson, Samir Patel
  • Publication number: 20070167913
    Abstract: A system for delivering a renal treatment and a peripheral treatment includes a renal catheter, a peripheral catheter, and an introducer sheath having first and second lumens. The first lumen is configured to receive the renal catheter and is sized to extend from a patient insertion site to a femoral or iliac artery location near or distal to a patient aortic branch. The second lumen is configured to receive the peripheral catheter and is sized to extend from the patient insertion site to an opposite femoral or iliac artery location near or distal to the patient aortic branch. A method of delivering a renal treatment and a peripheral treatment includes positioning an introducer sheath in an iliac artery, advancing a renal catheter and a peripheral catheter through the introducer sheath, where the renal catheter is separated from the peripheral catheter within the introducer sheath by a flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: FlowMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Elkins, Harry Goodson, Craig Ball, Aurelio Valencia, Samir Patel, Neema Hekmat
  • Publication number: 20060149350
    Abstract: Bifurcated delivery assemblies provide bilateral access to first and second branch lumens extending from a main body space or lumen in a patient. One or more interventional devices are combined with the delivery assemblies for delivery s into one or both of the branch lumens. Bilateral renal stenting or embolic protection procedures are performed using the combination delivery/interventional device assemblies. Fluids may also be injected or aspirated from the assemblies. A bifurcated catheter has a first fluid port located on one bifurcation branch, a second fluid port located on a second branch of the bifurcation, and a third fluid port positioned so as to be located within a vena cava when the first and second ports are positioned bilaterally within first and second renal veins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Applicant: FlowMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Samir Patel, Harry Goodson, Jeffrey Elkins, Craig Ball, Vandana Mathur
  • Publication number: 20060079859
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for delivering treatment to the renal arteries are provided. Exemplary systems include a delivery catheter having a distal bifurcation, an introducer assembly comprising an introducer sheath in operative association with a Y-hub, wherein Y-hub includes a first port for receiving the delivery catheter and a second port for receiving a second catheter, and a constraint assembly for holding the distal bifurcation of the delivery catheter in a low-profile configuration when it is advanced distally beyond the introducer sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Applicant: FlowMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Elkins, Harry Goodson, Craig Ball, Aurelio Valencia, Samir Patel, Neema Hekmat
  • Publication number: 20060069323
    Abstract: A system and method is provided that is adapted to allow for rapid cannulation of a guidewire into a branch lumen extending from a main lumen in a body of a patient, and in particular into two renal arteries extending from an abdominal aorta wall. A dual lumen catheter shaft delivers first and second pre-shaped guidewires to the location of the renal arteries in the aorta, such that the first and second pre-shaped guidewires self-cannulate within the renal arteries. Additional guidewires and/or interventional devices may be incorporated into the system and method for use with the catheter shaft, or over the two pre-shaped guidewires, to meet a particular need for a particular patient or intended procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Applicant: FlowMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Elkins, Harry Goodson, Aurelio Valencia, Richard Aboytes, Samir Patel
  • Publication number: 20060047266
    Abstract: An introducer system delivers therapy locally to a renal system in a patient. A proximal coupler assembly is coupled to an introducer sheath that delivers multiple devices simultaneously into a location within an abdominal aorta associated with first and second renal artery ostia. The coupler assembly has a network of branch lumens arranged to allow for smooth slideable engagement of multiple coupled devices without substantial interference therebetween. A first branch lumen typically introduces a percutaneous translumenal interventional device such as an angiography or guiding catheter into the introducer sheath and is substantially aligned with a longitudinal axis of the sheath. One or more other branch lumen are off-axis from the longitudinal axis by about 30 degrees or less and introduce components of a bilateral renal delivery assembly into the introducer sheath in conjunction with the other device. Novel insertion devices are provided to coordinate the coupling of the multiple devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: FlowMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Elkins, Harry Goodson, Mark Maguire, Aurelio Valencia, Samir Patel
  • Publication number: 20060036218
    Abstract: Two renal delivery members have two distal ports that are adapted to be positioned within two renal arteries via their corresponding renal ostia at unique locations along an abdominal aortic wall. A proximal coupler assembly is outside the body and is coupled to deliver material to the two distal ports for bi-lateral renal therapy. One or both of the delivery members may be self-cannulating into the corresponding renal ostium, or may be controllably steered into the respective ostium. Non-occlusive anchors may be coupled with one or both of the delivery members at anchoring positions in the renal artery or abdominal aorta to secure the renal delivery member within the renal artery. Renal-active fluid agents are coupled to the bi-lateral delivery system. Another renal therapy system cannulates a renal vein from the vena cava and controls a retrograde delivery of agents to the respective kidney.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Applicant: FlowMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Goodson, Jeffrey Elkins, Samir Patel, Aurelio Valencia, Ricardo Aboytes, Craig Ball, Randy Kesten, Andrew Kramer, Sam Payne, Sophia Pesotchinsky, Michael Rosenthal
  • Publication number: 20060030814
    Abstract: A local renal delivery system includes a flow isolation assembly and a local injection assembly. The flow isolation assembly in one mode is adapted to isolate only a partial flow region along the outer circumference along the aorta wall such that fluids inject there are maintained to flow substantially into the renal arteries. Various types of flow isolation assemblies and local injection assemblies are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Applicant: FlowMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Aurelio Valencia, Ricardo Aboytes, Jeffrey Elkins, Harry Goodson, Samir Patel, Craig Ball, Trevor Greenan, Randy Kesten, Andrew Kramer, Sam Payne, Sophia Pesotchinsky, Michael Rosenthal
  • Publication number: 20050267010
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for local renal delivery of agents to subjects that are at risk for congestive heart failure and other conditions. The invention encompasses devices for renal drug delivery and methods of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Applicant: FlowMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Goodson, Samir Patel, Craig Ball, Jeffrey Elkins
  • Publication number: 20050245892
    Abstract: An introducer system delivers therapy locally to a renal system in a patient. A proximal coupler assembly is coupled to an introducer sheath that delivers multiple devices simultaneously into a location within an abdominal aorta associated with first and second renal artery ostia. The coupler assembly has a network of branch lumens arranged to allow for smooth slideable engagement of multiple coupled devices without substantial interference therebetween. A first branch lumen typically introduces a percutaneous translumenal interventional device such as an angiography or guiding catheter into the introducer sheath and is substantially aligned with a longitudinal axis of the sheath. One or more other branch lumen are off-axis from the longitudinal axis by about 30 degrees or less and introduce components of a bilateral renal delivery assembly into the introducer sheath in conjunction with the other device. Novel insertion devices are provided to coordinate the coupling of the multiple devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: FlowMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Elkins, Harry Goodson, Mark Maguire, Aurelio Valencia, Samir Patel
  • Publication number: 20050245882
    Abstract: A renal flow system injects a volume of fluid agent into a location within an abdominal aorta in a manner that flows bi-laterally into each of two renal arteries via their respectively spaced ostia along the abdominal aorta wall. A local injection assembly includes two injection members, each having an injection port that couples to a source of fluid agent externally of the patient. The injection ports may be positioned with an outer region of blood flow along the abdominal aorta wall perfusing the two renal arteries. A flow isolation assembly may isolate flow of the injected agent within the outer region and into the renals. The injection members are delivered to the location in a first radially collapsed condition, and bifurcate across the aorta to inject into the spaced renal ostia. A delivery catheter for upstream interventions is used as a chassis to deliver a bilateral local renal injection assembly to the location within the abdominal aorta.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: FlowMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Elkins, Aurelio Valencia, Samir Patel, Ricardo Aboytes, Harry Goodson, Craig Ball
  • Publication number: 20050197624
    Abstract: A dual lumen introducer sheath provides access to at least one renal artery and at least one peripheral blood vessel of a patient. The introducer sheath includes a proximal hub comprising first and second ports, a first lumen, and a second lumen. The first lumen extends from the first port to a first distal aperture and has sufficient length such that when the first port is positioned outside the patient the first distal aperture is positionable in the abdominal aorta at or near origins of the patient's renal arteries. The second lumen extends from the second port to a second distal aperture, has a shorter length than the length of the first lumen, and is configured to allow passage of a catheter device through the second lumen and into or through an iliac artery contralateral to an insertion point of the introducer sheath into the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Applicant: FlowMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Goodson, Craig Ball, Jeffrey Elkins