Patents by Inventor Jim Mottola

Jim Mottola 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: 20200078029
    Abstract: A thrombosis macerating and aspiration device for macerating and aspirating blood clots and blockages in a blood vessel is disclosed. In some embodiments, the macerating element of the device rotates and creates a partial vacuum to assist in the aspiration of the blood clot of blockage. The macerating element may have a variety of different designs and shapes and in some embodiments, the macerating element is expandable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Hansen, Alex Singleton, John Hall, Christopher Cindrich, Richard P. Jenkins, Jeremy Snow, Jim Mottola, Clark Ragsdale
  • Publication number: 20200069299
    Abstract: Medical devices for delivering compositions or medical articles to a patient are disclosed. The medical plug delivery devices can include a fluid delivery device (e.g., a syringe), a frame, and a rotatable magazine. The rotatable magazine can include a plurality of chambers that each hold a composition or a medical article (e.g., a medical plug). By rotating the rotatable magazine relative to the frame, material within the chambers of the rotatable magazine can be sequentially deployed to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Richard P. Jenkins, Gregory R. McArthur, Kenneth Sykes, Christopher Cindrich, Mark Garcia
  • Publication number: 20200061353
    Abstract: Inflation devices configured to communicate with remote displays are disclosed herein. Kits including such inflation devices with portable display devices are also disclosed herein. Methods of remotely displaying pressure data from a medical device are also disclosed herein. Devices, kits, and methods of connecting medical devices to remote displays and transferring information to or from linked computers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Blaine Johnson, Steven Weir, Rajeev Bhalla, Jeffrey Cameron Loper, Drew Carlton, Zachary Glickstein
  • Patent number: 10569073
    Abstract: Break-away connectors are disclosed. The break-away connectors may be configured to be coupled in at least two configurations, for example, a high force configuration and a low force configuration. The break-away connectors may also be incrementally adjustable between the high force configuration and the low force configuration. The break-away connectors may be coupled to a first medical device and a second medical device. Methods of using and/or coupling the break-away connectors are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Denise Hallisey, Jim Mottola, Brian Stevens
  • Patent number: 10470784
    Abstract: A medical grasping device is disclosed. The medical grasping device may be configured to retrieve an object from within a body lumen. A medical grasping device assembly, wherein a portion of the medical grasping device is disposed within a lumen of a delivery sheath, and methods of using the medical grasping device assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Mottola, Peter Sutcliffe, F. Mark Ferguson, Nate Shirley, Richard P. Jenkins, Christopher Cindrich
  • Patent number: 10471241
    Abstract: Dilators, such as rapid exchange dilators, configured for percutaneous access are disclosed. The dilator may be configured to be disposable within, or couplable with, a catheter. In some embodiments, the dilator, or the coupled dilator and the catheter, may be configured such that a sheath is not required for percutaneous access. In other embodiments, the dilator may comprise a plug such that a guide wire may be directed from a distal end of the dilator through a port, such as a rapid exchange port, in a sidewall of the dilator. The plug may also be configured to permit passage of fluid through a lumen of the dilator while inhibiting passage of the guide wire through a length of the dilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve W. Carlstrom, Jim Mottola, Punit Satyavrat Ramrakha, Nate Shirley
  • Patent number: 10398420
    Abstract: Medical devices for delivering compositions or medical articles to a patient are disclosed. The medical plug delivery devices can include a fluid delivery device (e.g., a syringe), a frame, and a rotatable magazine. The rotatable magazine can include a plurality of chambers that each hold a composition or a medical article (e.g., a medical plug). By rotating the rotatable magazine relative to the frame, material within the chambers of the rotatable magazine can be sequentially deployed to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Richard P. Jenkins, Gregory R. McArthur, Kenneth Sykes, Christopher Cindrich, Mark Garcia
  • Patent number: 10398881
    Abstract: Inflation devices configured to communicate with remote displays are disclosed herein. Kits including such inflation devices with portable display devices are also disclosed herein. Methods of remotely displaying pressure data from a medical device are also disclosed herein. Devices, kits, and methods of connecting medical devices to remote displays and transferring information to or from linked computers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Blaine Johnson, Steven Weir, Rajeev Bhalla, Jeffrey Cameron Loper, Drew Carlton, Zachary Glickstein
  • Patent number: 10350019
    Abstract: A medical device, assembly, or kit may be used to hold a plurality of elongate medical instruments, such as guidewires, catheters, etc. A guidewire holder may include a reservoir for holding a liquid and one or more separators for segregating the guidewires from each other. In some instances, the guidewire holder can hold a coiled guidewire such that the guidewire is in contact with liquid held by the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Richard Jenkins, Gregory R. McArthur
  • Publication number: 20190183468
    Abstract: Medical plugs for filling a void within a patient. Medical plugs may include a channel that extends from a proximal end to a distal end of the medical plug. The medical plug may include multiple channels. The channels may be disposed on the outer surface of the medical plug or may be disposed within medical plug. A medical plug delivery system may deliver the medical plug, and medical plug delivery system may include a plug holder with a lumen. Medical plug may be housed within the lumen of a plug holder and may be frictionally engaged with the lumen. When the medical plug is wetted, the medical plug may swell and close off the channel. A kit comprising a vacuum sealed flexible enclosure may be used to prevent displacement of the medical plug within the lumen during shipping and handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth Sykes, Pierre Marion, Jim Mottola, Richard P. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20190167967
    Abstract: Hemostasis valves and hemostasis valve systems are provided. A hemostasis valve can include a valve member, wherein the valve member includes a first sealable opening disposed through a first portion of the valve member and a second sealable opening disposed through a second portion of the valve member. The valve member may also include three or more sealable openings. A hemostasis valve system may include a hemostasis valve and another medical device. The hemostasis valve may be releasably coupleable to the other medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jim Mottola, Mark Garcia, Fred Lampropoulos
  • Publication number: 20190151606
    Abstract: A packaging system and method for reducing or eliminating exposure of medical devices to whole-room disinfecting gases and vapors are disclosed. In some embodiments, the packaging system and method may comprise a diffusion inhibitor member configured as an open-ended bag. In some embodiments, the diffusion inhibitor member comprises polyethylene or polypropylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Jim Mottola, Steven Weir, Richard A. Brotherton, Elena Agafonova
  • Publication number: 20190076205
    Abstract: Medical device dispensers along with related systems and methods are disclosed herein. In some embodiments dispenses within the scope of this disclosure may be configured to couple another structure such as an IV pole. Additionally, dispensers within the scope of this disclosure may be configured with locking or otherwise tamper resistant elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Michael O. Daily, Jim Mottola, Frank P. Gazzano, Richard P. Jenkins, Mahender Avula, Kenneth Sykes, Christopher Cindrich, Gregory R. McArthur, Diana N. Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20190046781
    Abstract: Hemostasis valves and hemostasis valve systems are provided. A hemostasis valve can include a valve member, wherein the valve member includes a first sealable opening disposed through a first portion of the valve member and a second sealable opening disposed through a second portion of the valve member. The valve member may also include three or more sealable openings. A hemostasis valve system may include a hemostasis valve and another medical device. The hemostasis valve may be releasably coupleable to the other medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Mark Garcia, Ronald Caputo
  • Publication number: 20190015131
    Abstract: Devices used to hold a tissue access device, such as a bone cannula, at an access site are disclosed. The devices may be configured to hold the access device in a stable orientation while keeping the hand of a medical practitioner outside of an x-ray radiation field. The devices further include a patient contact member to facilitate orientation of the tissue access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Hallisey, Jim Mottola, Kenneth Sykes
  • Publication number: 20180353207
    Abstract: Devices and methods used to drain a spinal cyst are disclosed. An opening may be created by a medical device, such as a nested needle assembly, that is inserted percutaneously into a facet joint adjacent to the cyst. The needle assembly may comprise a first elongate member, needle or introducer cannula; a second elongate member, inner cannula, needle, or trocar; and a piercing needle. The piercing needle may be used to microfenestrate a wall of the cyst such that fluid within the cyst is permitted to drain from the cyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jim Mottola, Michael Hallisey
  • Publication number: 20180338810
    Abstract: Elongate medical appliance isolation and cleaning devices and methods are disclosed. The isolation devices provide disposable coverings of the elongate medical appliance, such as an IV pole, to protect the elongate medical appliance from contamination. The cleaning devices provide a tool to clean and disinfect the elongate medical appliance following use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Kenneth Sykes, Christopher Cindrich, Mahender Avula, Bruce Lewis, Richard P. Jenkins, John Hellgeth, Brian Harris, Kirk Loren Foote
  • Publication number: 20180326197
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hemostasis valve with a selectively coupled torque device. The hemostasis valve may include a first mating interface, and the torque device may comprise a second mating interface. The first interface may comprise a groove that retains the second interface, which may comprise a ridge. An axial force may couple and decouple the interfaces. The interfaces may be configured to allow the torque device to rotate relative to the hemostasis valve when in a coupled position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory R. McArthur, Kenneth Sykes, Richard P. Jenkins, Steve Carlstrom, Jim Mottola
  • Patent number: 10046144
    Abstract: Inflation devices configured to communicate with remote displays are disclosed herein. Kits including such inflation devices with portable display devices are also disclosed herein. Methods of remotely displaying pressure data from a medical device are also disclosed herein. Devices, kits, and methods of connecting medical devices to remote displays and transferring information to or from linked computers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Blaine Johnson, Steven Weir, Rajeev Bhalla, Jeffrey Cameron Loper, Drew Carlton, Zachary Glickstein
  • Patent number: D865954
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Mottola, Denise Hallisey, Gregory R. McArthur, Richard P. Jenkins, Brian Stevens