Patents by Inventor Jeffry J. Grainger

Jeffry J. Grainger 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: 20210196455
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an anchoring member having a first portion configured to engage with tissue on or near the annulus of the native heart valve and to deform in a non-circular shape to conform to the tissue. The device can also include a valve support coupled to a second portion of the anchoring member, configured to support a prosthetic valve and having a cross-sectional shape. In some embodiments, the first portion of the anchoring member is mechanically isolated from the valve support such that the cross-sectional shape of the valve support remains sufficiently stable that the prosthetic valve remains competent when the anchoring member is deformed in the non-circular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III, James I. Fann, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Matt McLean, Darin Gittings, Michael Luna, Mark Deem, Douglas Sutton, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Publication number: 20210145405
    Abstract: Methods for patient self-monitoring of vascular lumen dimensions, in particular in the inferior vena cava (IVC) for determining heart failure status of a patient. Related therapy systems as well as monitoring and therapy methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, Mark E. Deem, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Patent number: 11000267
    Abstract: Various devices, systems and methods for knotless suturing of tissue are disclosed. These devices allow sutures to be anchored to bone, and more specifically provide a suture anchor which eliminates the need for knotting the suture. Thus, damaged tissue may be re-attached to a substrate tissue. The anchors have a minimum of moving parts may be suited to being a single molded polymer construction. The anchors will find particular utility in hip and shoulder arthroscopy, e.g. labral re-attachment and similar procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: The Foundry, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hendricksen, Mark Hirotsuka, Mark Deem, Jeffry J. Grainger, Darin Gittings
  • Patent number: 10945835
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an anchoring member having a first portion configured to engage with tissue on or near the annulus of the native heart valve and to deform in a non-circular shape to conform to the tissue. The device can also include a valve support coupled to a second portion of the anchoring member, configured to support a prosthetic valve and having a cross-sectional shape. In some embodiments, the first portion of the anchoring member is mechanically isolated from the valve support such that the cross-sectional shape of the valve support remains sufficiently stable that the prosthetic valve remains competent when the anchoring member is deformed in the non-circular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TWELVE, INC.
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III, James I. Fann, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Matt McLean, Darin Gittings, Michael Luna, Mark Deem, Douglas Sutton, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Patent number: 10905393
    Abstract: Implantable devices for continuously monitoring vascular lumen dimensions, in particular in the inferior vena cava (IVC) for determining heart failure status of a patient. Related therapy systems as well as monitoring and therapy methods are also disclosed. Devices include active or passive marker elements placed in contact with, adhered to or injected into the vessel wall to generate or reflect signals from which lumen diameter may be determined. Disclosed devices may be fully implantable and self-contained including capabilities for wirelessly communication monitored parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Foundry Innovation & Research 1, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, Mark E. Deem, John Morriss, Douglas S. Sutton, Jeffry J. Grainger, Vijaykumar Rajasekhar
  • Publication number: 20200222078
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for providing access to the heart. The system includes an intracardiac access device comprising an elongate member having a channel extending between a distal end and a proximal end thereof. The intracardiac access device is configured to be advanced through an extrapericardial penetration in the left atrial wall without penetrating the pericardium of the heart. An optional procedural device is configured to be advanced through the channel of the intracardiac access device into an internal chamber of the heart and configured to perform a surgical procedure in the internal chamber of the heart. A working channel of an optional suprasternal access device is configured to facilitate access of the intracardiac access device into the body of the patient by providing a path from a suprasternal opening to a position adjacent the roof of the left atrium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Murali DHARAN, Albert K. CHIN, Jeffry J. GRAINGER
  • Publication number: 20200078174
    Abstract: Systems for mitral valve repair are disclosed where one or more mitral valve interventional devices may be advanced intravascularly into the heart of a patient and deployed upon or along the mitral valve to stabilize the valve leaflets. The interventional device may also facilitate the placement or anchoring of a prosthetic mitral valve implant. The interventional device may generally comprise a distal set of arms pivotably and/or rotating coupled to a proximal set of arms which are also pivotably and/or rotating coupled. The distal set of arms may be advanced past the catheter opening to a subannular position (e.g., below the mitral valve) and reconfigured from a low-profile delivery configuration to a deployed securement configuration. The proximal arm members may then be deployed such that the distal and proximal arm members may grip the leaflets between the two sets of arms to stabilize the leaflets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, James I. Fann, John Morriss, Mark E. Deem, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Patent number: 10517725
    Abstract: Systems for mitral valve repair are disclosed where one or more mitral valve interventional devices may be advanced intravascularly into the heart of a patient and deployed upon or along the mitral valve to stabilize the valve leaflets. The interventional device may also facilitate the placement or anchoring of a prosthetic mitral valve implant. The interventional device may generally comprise a distal set of arms pivotably and/or rotating coupled to a proximal set of arms which are also pivotably and/or rotating coupled. The distal set of arms may be advanced past the catheter opening to a subannular position (e.g., below the mitral valve) and reconfigured from a low-profile delivery configuration to a deployed securement configuration. The proximal arm members may then be deployed such that the distal and proximal arm members may grip the leaflets between the two sets of arms to stabilize the leaflets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, James I. Fann, John Morriss, Mark Deem, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Publication number: 20190167188
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide for regular, periodic or continuous monitoring of fluid volume based on direct measurement of an inferior vena cava (IVC) physical dimension using a wireless measurement sensor implanted in the IVC. By basing diagnostic decisions and treatments on changes in an IVC physical dimension, information on patient fluid state is available across the entire euvolemic range of fluid states, thus providing earlier warning of hypervolemia or hypovolemia and enabling the modulation of patient treatments to permit more stable long-term fluid management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, Mark E. Deem, Conor M. Hanley, Fiachra M. Sweeney, Jeffry J. Grainger, John R. Britton, Annette Kent
  • Publication number: 20180311037
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an anchoring member having a first portion configured to engage with tissue on or near the annulus of the native heart valve and to deform in a non-circular shape to conform to the tissue. The device can also include a valve support coupled to a second portion of the anchoring member, configured to support a prosthetic valve and having a cross-sectional shape. In some embodiments, the first portion of the anchoring member is mechanically isolated from the valve support such that the cross-sectional shape of the valve support remains sufficiently stable that the prosthetic valve remains competent when the anchoring member is deformed in the non-circular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, James I. Fann, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Matt McLean, Darin Gittings, Michael Luna, Mark Deem, Douglas Sutton, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Patent number: 10016271
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve (100) includes a flexible anchoring member (110) at least partially surrounding and coupled to an inner valve support (120). The device can further include a prosthetic valve (130) coupled to, mounted within, or otherwise carried by the valve support. The valve support includes a plurality of posts (122) connected circumferentially by a plurality of struts (124), where the posts extend along an axial direction generally parallel to the longitudinal axis (101) and the struts extend circumferentially around and transverse to the longitudinal axis. The posts extend an entire longitudinal height HI of the valve support 120. The device also includes one or more sealing members (140) and tissue engaging elements (170) like spikes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III, James I. Fann, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Matt McLean, Darin Gittings, Michael Luna, Mark Deem, Douglas Sutton, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Publication number: 20180177486
    Abstract: Implantable devices for continuously monitoring vascular lumen dimensions, in particular in the inferior vena cava (IVC) for determining heart failure status of a patient. Related therapy systems as well as monitoring and therapy methods are also disclosed. Devices include active or passive marker elements placed in contact with, adhered to or injected into the vessel wall to generate or reflect signals from which lumen diameter may be determined. Disclosed devices may be fully implantable and self-contained including capabilities for wirelessly communication monitored parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, Mark E. Deem, John Morriss, Douglas S. Sutton, Jeffry J. Grainger, Vijaykumar Rajasekhar
  • Patent number: 9901443
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an anchoring member having a first portion configured to engage with tissue on or near the annulus of the native heart valve and to deform in a non-circular shape to conform to the tissue. The device can also include a valve support coupled to a second portion of the anchoring member, configured to support a prosthetic valve and having a cross-sectional shape. In some embodiments, the first portion of the anchoring member is mechanically isolated from the valve support such that the cross-sectional shape of the valve support remains sufficiently stable that the prosthetic valve remains competent when the anchoring member is deformed in the non-circular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III, James I. Fann, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Matt McLean, Darin Gittings, Michael Luna, Mark Deem, Douglas Sutton, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Publication number: 20180008413
    Abstract: Systems for mitral valve repair are disclosed where one or more mitral valve interventional devices may be advanced intravascularly into the heart of a patient and deployed upon or along the mitral valve to stabilize the valve leaflets. The interventional device may also facilitate the placement or anchoring of a prosthetic mitral valve implant. The interventional device may generally comprise a distal set of arms pivotably and/or rotating coupled to a proximal set of arms which are also pivotably and/or rotating coupled. The distal set of arms may be advanced past the catheter opening to a subannular position (e.g., below the mitral valve) and reconfigured from a low-profile delivery configuration to a deployed securement configuration. The proximal arm members may then be deployed such that the distal and proximal arm members may grip the leaflets between the two sets of arms to stabilize the leaflets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, James I. Fann, John Morriss, Mark Deem, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Patent number: 9770331
    Abstract: Systems for mitral valve repair are disclosed where one or more mitral valve interventional devices may be advanced intravascularly into the heart of a patient and deployed upon or along the mitral valve to stabilize the valve leaflets. The interventional device may also facilitate the placement or anchoring of a prosthetic mitral valve implant. The interventional device may generally comprise a distal set of arms pivotably and/or rotating coupled to a proximal set of arms which are also pivotably and/or rotating coupled. The distal set of arms may be advanced past the catheter opening to a subannular position (e.g., below the mitral valve) and reconfigured from a low-profile delivery configuration to a deployed securement configuration. The proximal arm members may then be deployed such that the distal and proximal arm members may grip the leaflets between the two sets of arms to stabilize the leaflets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, James I. Fann, John Morriss, Mark Deem, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Publication number: 20170071594
    Abstract: Various devices, systems and methods for knotless suturing of tissue are disclosed. These devices allow sutures to be anchored to bone, and more specifically provide a suture anchor which eliminates the need for knotting the suture. Thus, damaged tissue may be re-attached to a substrate tissue. The anchors have a minimum of moving parts may be suited to being a single molded polymer construction. The anchors will find particular utility in hip and shoulder arthroscopy, e.g. labral re-attachment and similar procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Hendricksen, Mark Hirotsuka, Mark Deem, Jeffry J. Grainger, Darin Gittings
  • Publication number: 20160324640
    Abstract: Systems for mitral valve repair are disclosed where one or more mitral valve interventional devices may be advanced intravascularly into the heart of a patient and deployed upon or along the mitral valve to stabilize the valve leaflets. The interventional device may also facilitate the placement or anchoring of a prosthetic mitral valve implant. The interventional device may generally comprise a distal set of arms pivotably and/or rotating coupled to a proximal set of arms which are also pivotably and/or rotating coupled. The distal set of arms may be advanced past the catheter opening to a subannular position (e.g., below the mitral valve) and reconfigured from a low-profile delivery configuration to a deployed securement configuration. The proximal arm members may then be deployed such that the distal and proximal arm members may grip the leaflets between the two sets of arms to stabilize the leaflets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, James I. Fann, John Morriss, Mark Deem, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Patent number: 9421098
    Abstract: Systems for mitral valve repair are disclosed where one or more mitral valve interventional devices may be advanced intravascularly into the heart of a patient and deployed upon or along the mitral valve to stabilize the valve leaflets. The interventional device may also facilitate the placement or anchoring of a prosthetic mitral valve implant. The interventional device may generally comprise a distal set of arms pivotably and/or rotating coupled to a proximal set of arms which are also pivotably and/or rotating coupled. The distal set of arms may be advanced past the catheter opening to a subannular position (e.g., below the mitral valve) and reconfigured from a low-profile delivery configuration to a deployed securement configuration. The proximal arm members may then be deployed such that the distal and proximal arm members may grip the leaflets between the two sets of arms to stabilize the leaflets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, James I. Fann, John Morriss, Mark Deem, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Publication number: 20150335429
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an anchoring member having a first portion configured to engage with tissue on or near the annulus of the native heart valve and to deform in a non-circular shape to conform to the tissue. The device can also include a valve support coupled to a second portion of the anchoring member, configured to support a prosthetic valve and having a cross-sectional shape. In some embodiments, the first portion of the anchoring member is mechanically isolated from the valve support such that the cross-sectional shape of the valve support remains sufficiently stable that the prosthetic valve remains competent when the anchoring member is deformed in the non-circular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III, James I. Fann, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Matt McLean, Darin Gittings, Michael Luna, Mark Deem, Douglas Sutton, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Publication number: 20150142100
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve (100) includes a flexible anchoring member (110) at least partially surrounding and coupled to an inner valve support (120). The device can further include a prosthetic valve (130) coupled to, mounted within, or otherwise carried by the valve support. The valve support includes a plurality of posts (122) connected circumferentially by a plurality of struts (124), where the posts extend along an axial direction generally parallel to the longitudinal axis (101) and the struts extend circumferentially around and transverse to the longitudinal axis. The posts extend an entire longitudinal height HI of the valve support 120. The device also includes one or more sealing members (140) and tissue engaging elements (170) like spikes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III, James I. Fann, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Matt McLean, Darin Gittings, Michael Luna, Mark Deem, Douglas Sutton, Jeffry J. Grainger