Patents by Inventor John C. Marous, III

John C. Marous, III 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: 20210128903
    Abstract: A centrifugal blood pump includes a housing having a pumping chamber, an inlet having an inlet axis, and an outlet having an outlet axis. The inlet and the outlet are in fluid communication with the pumping chamber. The pump further includes an impeller rotatably disposed within the pumping chamber, and a strut connected to the housing at the inlet. The strut is connected to the housing at a circumferential position about the inlet axis such that a major axis of the strut and the outlet axis define a predetermined angle in a cross-sectional plane perpendicular to the inlet axis. The circumferential position of the strut relative the outlet axis reduces or eliminates damage to blood flowing around the strut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: CARDIACASSIST, INC.
    Inventors: David Busch, John C. Marous III, Anthony S. McCoppin, Robert G. Svitek
  • Publication number: 20210085844
    Abstract: A connector has a hollow body having a first open end spaced apart from a second open end with a lumen extending between the first and second open ends. At least one channel extends through a sidewall of the body and is recessed from a terminal surface of the first open end. The first open end is sized to be received within an open end of a first tubing. When the first open end is partially inserted into the open end of the first tubing, the at least one channel and a terminal surface of the open end of the first tubing define an opening positioned so that fluid passes through the opening into or out of the lumen. When the first open end is fully inserted into the first tube, the at least one channel is covered by an inner surface of the first tubing to cover the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: CARDIACASSIST, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Linehan, Anthony McCoppin, John C. Marous, III, Robert G. Svitek
  • Publication number: 20200230308
    Abstract: A veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation system includes a dual lumen drainage cannula configured for withdrawing blood from a patient's vasculature in a manner that provides a perfusion of oxygenated blood with reduced carbon dioxide content while unloading the left ventricle, with two points of access to the patient's vasculature. The dual lumen drainage cannula has a first drainage tube and a second drainage tube co-axially aligned with the first drainage tube. The first and second drainage tubes are fluidly coupled to a connector. A blood pump having a pump inlet is configured for fluidly connecting with the connector, while an oxygenator having an oxygenator inlet is configured for fluidly connecting with a pump outlet. An infusion cannula is configured for fluidly connecting with an oxygenator outlet for infusing oxygenated blood into a patient's bloodstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: John C. Marous, III, Robert G. Svitek, Jerry Stokes, Patrick A. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10695473
    Abstract: A system for assisting a patient's heart has a pump, an oxygenator, a holder having a pump receiving portion for removably receiving the pump and an oxygenator receiving portion for removably receiving the oxygenator, and a harness configured to surround at least a portion of a patient's torso. The holder is connected to the harness. The system further has a brace connected to at least a portion of the harness. The brace is configured to extend behind a back portion of a user's head and to support tubing connected to at least one of the pump and the oxygenator. A priming tray and wet-to-wet connector connecting the cardiac assist system to the cannula so are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CardiacAssist, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Svitek, Jerry Stokes, Patrick A. Kelly, Anthony McCoppin, Patrick A. Murawski, Travis Deschamps, Patrick E. Lutz, John C. Marous, III
  • Patent number: 10603422
    Abstract: A veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation system includes a dual lumen drainage cannula configured for withdrawing blood from a patient's vasculature in a manner that provides a perfusion of oxygenated blood with reduced carbon dioxide content while unloading the left ventricle, with two points of access to the patient's vasculature. The dual lumen drainage cannula has a first drainage tube and a second drainage tube co-axially aligned with the first drainage tube. The first and second drainage tubes are fluidly coupled to a connector. A blood pump having a pump inlet is configured for fluidly connecting with the connector, while an oxygenator having an oxygenator inlet is configured for fluidly connecting with a pump outlet. An infusion cannula is configured for fluidly connecting with an oxygenator outlet for infusing oxygenated blood into a patient's bloodstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CardiacAssist, Inc.
    Inventors: John C Marous, III, Robert G. Svitek, Jerry Stokes, Patrick A. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20190358376
    Abstract: A system for assisting a patient's heart has a pump, an oxygenator, a holder having a pump receiving portion for removably receiving the pump and an oxygenator receiving portion for removably receiving the oxygenator, and a harness configured to surround at least a portion of a patient's torso. The holder is connected to the harness. The system further has a brace connected to at least a portion of the harness. The brace is configured to extend behind a back portion of a user's head and to support tubing connected to at least one of the pump and the oxygenator. A priming tray and wet-to-wet connector connecting the cardiac assist system to the cannula so are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Robert G. Svitek, Jerry Stokes, Patrick A. Kelly, Anthony McCoppin, Patrick A. Murawski, Travis Deschamps, Patrick E. Lutz, John C. Marous, III
  • Publication number: 20180228960
    Abstract: A veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation system includes a dual lumen drainage cannula configured for withdrawing blood from a patient's vasculature in a manner that provides a perfusion of oxygenated blood with reduced carbon dioxide content while unloading the left ventricle, with two points of access to the patient's vasculature. The dual lumen drainage cannula has a first drainage tube and a second drainage tube co-axially aligned with the first drainage tube. The first and second drainage tubes are fluidly coupled to a connector. A blood pump having a pump inlet is configured for fluidly connecting with the connector, while an oxygenator having an oxygenator inlet is configured for fluidly connecting with a pump outlet. An infusion cannula is configured for fluidly connecting with an oxygenator outlet for infusing oxygenated blood into a patient's bloodstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: John C Marous, III, Robert G. Svitek, Jerry Stokes, Patrick A. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20180078688
    Abstract: A system for assisting a patient's heart has a pump, an oxygenator, a holder having a pump receiving portion for removably receiving the pump and an oxygenator receiving portion for removably receiving the oxygenator, and a harness configured to surround at least a portion of a patient's torso. The holder is connected to the harness. The system further has a brace connected to at least a portion of the harness. The brace is configured to extend behind a back portion of a user's head and to support tubing connected to at least one of the pump and the oxygenator. A priming tray and wet-to-wet connector connecting the cardiac assist system to the cannula are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Robert G. Svitek, Jerry Stokes, Patrick A. Kelly, Anthony McCoppin, Patrick A. Murawski, Travis Deschamps, Patrick E. Lutz, John C. Marous, III
  • Publication number: 20170014159
    Abstract: Provided herein is a catheter assembly including an imaging device for identifying an anatomical structure. The catheter assembly includes a patient cannula configured to be drawn along a catheter or guide wire; a transseptal puncture catheter at least partially enclosed within the patient cannula; and an imaging catheter. The imaging catheter includes a transducer configured to emit an energy beam capable of reflecting from an anatomical structure and to detect energy reflected from the structure. The catheter assembly also includes a transmitter for conveying a signal representative of the detected energy from the transducer to a signal processor for obtaining information about the structure. An imagining system and a method for identifying a predetermined transseptal puncture location on an atrial septum are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Jerry Stokes, John C. Marous, III
  • Patent number: 8622949
    Abstract: A method of providing a pumping system for assisting a human patient's heart and providing a blood pump to be disposed outside the patient's body is disclosed. The blood pump has an inlet and an outlet. An inlet cannula is provided for insertion percutaneously into the vascular system of the patient, and is adapted to be placed in fluid communication with the blood pump inlet to provide blood to the blood pump. An outlet perfusion cannula is provided for insertion percutaneously into the vascular system of the patient, and is adapted to be placed in fluid communication with the blood pump outlet to provide blood to the patient's vascular system. The blood pump includes a control system to control the blood pump. The control system includes at least two control units for redundant control of the blood pump, and each control unit includes a watchdog for monitoring the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: CardiacAssist, Inc.
    Inventors: Zafiris G. Zafirelis, Yih-Choung Yu, John C. Marous, III, Kirk A. Lehmann, Gregory A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8454549
    Abstract: A pumping system for assisting a patient's heart includes a blood pump disposed outside the patient's body and having an inlet and an outlet. An inlet cannula is configured for insertion percutaneously into the vascular system of the patient, and in fluid communication with the blood pump inlet to provide blood to the blood pump. An outlet perfusion cannula is configured for insertion percutaneously into the vascular system of the patient, and in fluid communication with the blood pump outlet to provide blood to the patient's vascular system. A control system is provided to control the blood pump and includes at least two control units for redundant control of the blood pump. Each control unit includes a watchdog for monitoring the control unit. A variation of the pumping system includes a bidirectional cannula for insertion percutaneously into the vascular system of the patient and to extend into the patient's heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: CardiacAssist, Inc.
    Inventors: Zafiris G. Zafirelis, John C. Marous, III, Yih-Choung Yu, Kirk A. Lehmann, Greg A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20110245582
    Abstract: A method of providing a pumping system for assisting a human patient's heart and providing a blood pump to be disposed outside the patient's body is disclosed. The blood pump has an inlet and an outlet. An inlet cannula is provided for insertion percutaneously into the vascular system of the patient, and is adapted to be placed in fluid communication with the blood pump inlet to provide blood to the blood pump. An outlet perfusion cannula is provided for insertion percutaneously into the vascular system of the patient, and is adapted to be placed in fluid communication with the blood pump outlet to provide blood to the patient's vascular system. The blood pump includes a control system to control the blood pump. The control system includes at least two control units for redundant control of the blood pump, and each control unit includes a watchdog for monitoring the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: CARDIACASSIST, INC.
    Inventors: Zafiris G. Zafirelis, John C. Marous, III, Yih-Choung Yu, Kirk A. Lehmann, Greg A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20110160518
    Abstract: A system for assisting flow of blood by a patient's heart. The system includes a transseptal cannula adapted to be inserted percutaneously in the vascular system and extend through the atrial septum from the right atrium to the left atrium. The system includes a blood pump mechanism having a blood pump for pumping blood received from the transseptal cannula that has been oxygenated at specified flow rates over a range of physiological pressures. The blood pump is connected to the transseptal cannula. The system includes a perfusion cannula adapted to be inserted percutaneously in the vascular system for returning oxygenated blood to the atrial system of the patient. The perfusion cannula is connected to the blood pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: CARDIACASSIST, INC.
    Inventors: Zafiris G. Zafirelis, John C. Marous, III, Yih-Choung Yu, Kirk A. Lehmann, Greg A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7896832
    Abstract: A system for assisting flow of blood by a patient's heart. The system includes a transseptal cannula adapted to be inserted percutaneously in the jugular vein and extend through the atrial septum from the right atrium to the left atrium. The system includes a blood pump mechanism having a blood pump for pumping blood received from the transseptal cannula that has been oxygenated at specified flow rates over a range of physiological pressures. The blood pump is connected to the transseptal cannula. The system includes a perfusion cannula adapted to be inserted percutaneously in the axillary artery for returning oxygenated blood to the atrial system of the patient. The perfusion cannula is connected to the blood pump. A method for assisting blood flow by a patient's heart. The method includes the steps of inserting percutaneously in the jugular vein of the patient and extending through the atrial septum from the right atrium to the left atrium a transseptal cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: CardiacAssist, Inc.
    Inventors: Zafiris G. Zafirelis, John C. Marous, III, Yih-Choung Yu, Kirk A. Lehmann, Greg A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6808508
    Abstract: A system for assisting flow of blood by a patient's heart. The system includes a transseptal cannula adapted to be inserted percutaneously in the femoral vein and extend through the atrial septum from the right atrium to the left atrium. The system includes a blood pump mechanism having a blood pump for pumping blood received from the transseptal cannula that has been oxygenated at specified flow rates over a range of physiological pressures. The blood pump is connected to the transseptal cannula. The system includes a perfusion cannula adapted to be inserted percutaneously in the femoral artery for returning oxygenated blood to the atrial system of the patient. The perfusion cannula is connected to the blood pump. A method for assisting blood flow by a patient's heart. The method includes the steps of inserting percutaneously in the femoral vein of the patient and extending through the atrial septum from the right atrium to the left atrium a transseptal cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: CardiacAssist, Inc.
    Inventors: Zafiris G. Zafirelis, John C. Marous, III, Yih-Choung Yu, Kirk A. Lehmann, Gregory A. Johnson