Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Towler

Jeffrey Towler 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: 8597566
    Abstract: A non-shortening catheter balloon having a longitudinal axis and an inflatable balloon able to be affixed to a catheter shaft is provided. The balloon has an uninflated length which remains relatively unchanged upon inflation and is formed of least two helically oriented wrapped passes of balloon materials at a balanced force angle. Methods of making this balloon are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Sherif Eskaros, David R. King, Joseph E. Korleski, Jr., Lonzo C. McLaughlin, Kenneth Newcomb, Peter J. Roeber, John Streeter, Jeffrey Towler
  • Patent number: 8585640
    Abstract: The present invention provides a balloon which achieves diameters greater than 6 mm for securement to a catheter. The balloon includes an elastomeric generally hollow pressure expandable body which exhibits essentially radial symmetry and constant length when expanded under an internally applied minimum working pressure from an uninflated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred A. Alpini, Michael Houghton, Kenneth Newcomb, Jeffrey Towler
  • Patent number: 8460240
    Abstract: An inflatable toroidal-shaped balloon for medical use is provided with a central opening traversing the balloon in an inflated state. The balloon is useful to achieve larger outer diameters than conventional balloons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Towler
  • Publication number: 20100262178
    Abstract: The present invention provides a balloon which achieves diameters greater than 6 mm for securement to a catheter. The balloon includes an elastomeric generally hollow pressure expandable body which exhibits essentially radial symmetry and constant length when expanded under an internally applied minimum working pressure from an uninflated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Alfred A. Alpini, Michael Houghton, Kenneth Newcomb, Jeffrey Towler
  • Patent number: 7785290
    Abstract: The present invention provides a balloon which achieves diameters greater than 6 mm for securement to a catheter. The balloon includes an elastomeric generally hollow pressure expandable body which exhibits essentially radial symmetry and constant length when expanded under an internally applied minimum working pressure from an uninflated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred A. Alpini, Michael Houghton, Kenneth Newcomb, Jeffrey Towler
  • Publication number: 20090283206
    Abstract: A non-shortening catheter balloon having a longitudinal axis and an inflatable balloon able to be affixed to a catheter shaft is provided. The balloon has an uninflated length which remains relatively unchanged upon inflation and is formed of least two helically oriented wrapped passes of balloon materials at a balanced force angle. Methods of making this balloon are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Sherif Eskaros, David R. King, Joseph E. Korleski, JR., Lonzo C. McLaughlin, Kenneth Newcomb, Peter J. Roeber, John Streeter, Jeffrey Towler
  • Publication number: 20080140173
    Abstract: A non-shortening catheter balloon having a longitudinal axis and an inflatable balloon able to be affixed to a catheter shaft is provided. The balloon has an uninflated length which remains relatively unchanged upon inflation and is formed of least two helically oriented wrapped passes of balloon materials at a balanced force angle. Methods of making this balloon are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Sherif Eskaros, David R. King, Joseph E. Korleski, Lonzo C. McLaughlin, Kenneth Newcomb, Peter J. Roeber, John Streeter, Jeffrey Towler
  • Publication number: 20080097301
    Abstract: The present invention provides a balloon which achieves diameters greater than 6 mm for securement to a catheter. The balloon includes an elastomeric generally hollow pressure expandable body which exhibits essentially radial symmetry and constant length when expanded under an internally applied minimum working pressure from an uninflated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Alfred A. Alpini, Michael Houghton, Kenneth Newcomb, Jeffrey Towler
  • Publication number: 20080097374
    Abstract: An inflatable device with at least two helically wrapped passes forming a tube and an inflation means connected to said tube is provided. The tube is configured and joined in at least one area forming a low profile continuous inflatable device with multiple cross-sectional segmented areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Joseph E. Korleski, Jeffrey Towler
  • Publication number: 20080097300
    Abstract: Balloons are provided which are formed of at least one balloon material with micropleats distributed about the circumference of the balloon. The micropleats reduce the profile of the balloon and pull taut upon inflation to provide an essentially radial symmetry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Sherif Eskaros, Michael Houghton, Kenneth Newcomb, Peter J. Roeber, Jeffrey Towler
  • Publication number: 20080086083
    Abstract: An inflatable toroidal-shaped balloon for medical use is provided with a central opening traversing the balloon in an inflated state. The balloon is useful to achieve larger outer diameters than conventional balloons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventor: Jeffrey Towler