Patents by Inventor John C. Thress

John C. Thress 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: 20220211992
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for sealing medical devices, particularly during intravascular access, are disclosed herein. Some aspects relate to a hemostatic valve for sealing a wide range of medical devices, such as catheters, wires, embolectomy systems. The valve can include an elongate member having a first end, a second end, and a central lumen extending therebetween. A reinforcement structure extends along at least a portion of the elongate member and is coupled to the elongate member. A shell defining a first aperture and a second aperture may be included, which first and second apertures can be fluidly coupled by the elongate member. A tensioning mechanism is coupled to the shell and to the elongate member, the tensioning mechanism can be moveable between a first configuration wherein the tensioning mechanism is collapsed and the central lumen is sealed and a second configuration wherein the central lumen is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Publication number: 20220015798
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removal of thrombus from a blood vessel in a body of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include: providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding member formed of a unitary fenestrated structure, a distal substantially cylindrical portion formed of a net-like filament mesh structure, and an inner shaft member connected to a distal end of the net-like filament mesh structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus, deploying the thrombus extraction; retracting the thrombus extraction device to separate a portion of the thrombus from the vessel wall and to capture the portion of the thrombus within the net-like filament mesh structure; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the body to remove thrombus from the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Brian J. Cox, Richard Quick
  • Publication number: 20210290925
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for sealing medical devices, particularly during intravascular access, are disclosed herein. Some aspects relate to a hemostatic valve for sealing a wide range of medical devices, such as catheters, wires, embolectomy systems. The valve can include an elongate member having a first end, a second end, and a central lumen extending therebetween. A reinforcement structure extends along at least a portion of the elongate member and is coupled to the elongate member. A shell defining a first aperture and a second aperture may be included, which first and second apertures can be fluidly coupled by the elongate member. A tensioning mechanism is coupled to the shell and to the elongate member, the tensioning mechanism can be moveable between a first configuration wherein the tensioning mechanism is collapsed and the central lumen is sealed and a second configuration wherein the central lumen is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Publication number: 20210236148
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removal of thrombus from a blood vessel in a body of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include: providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding member formed of a fenestrated structure, a substantially cylindrical portion formed of a net-like filament mesh structure having a proximal end coupled to a distal end of the fenestrated structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus, deploying the thrombus extraction device by stacking a portion of the net-like filament mesh structure outside of the catheter by distally advancing the self-expanding member until the self-expanding member is beyond a distal end of the catheter; retracting the self-expanding member to unstack the portion of the net-like filament mesh structure and to capture the portion of the thrombus; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Paul Lubock, Brian J. Cox
  • Patent number: 11058451
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removal of thrombus from a blood vessel in a body of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include: providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding member formed of a unitary fenestrated structure, a distal substantially cylindrical portion formed of a net-like filament mesh structure, and an inner shaft member connected to a distal end of the net-like filament mesh structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus, deploying the thrombus extraction; retracting the thrombus extraction device to separate a portion of the thrombus from the vessel wall and to capture the portion of the thrombus within the net-like filament mesh structure; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the body to remove thrombus from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Brian J. Cox, Richard Quick
  • Patent number: 11000682
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for sealing medical devices, particularly during intravascular access, are disclosed herein. Some aspects relate to a hemostatic valve for sealing a wide range of medical devices, such as catheters, wires, embolectomy systems. The valve can include an elongate member having a first end, a second end, and a central lumen extending therebetween. A reinforcement structure extends along at least a portion of the elongate member and is coupled to the elongate member. A shell defining a first aperture and a second aperture may be included, which first and second apertures can be fluidly coupled by the elongate member. A tensioning mechanism is coupled to the shell and to the elongate member, the tensioning mechanism can be moveable between a first configuration wherein the tensioning mechanism is collapsed and the central lumen is sealed and a second configuration wherein the central lumen is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Patent number: 10912577
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removal of thrombus from a blood vessel in a body of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include: providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding member formed of a fenestrated structure, a substantially cylindrical portion formed of a net-like filament mesh structure having a proximal end coupled to a distal end of the fenestrated structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus, deploying the thrombus extraction device by stacking a portion of the net-like filament mesh structure outside of the catheter by distally advancing the self-expanding member until the self-expanding member is beyond a distal end of the catheter; retracting the self-expanding member to unstack the portion of the net-like filament mesh structure and to capture the portion of the thrombus; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Paul Lubock, Brian J. Cox
  • Patent number: 10524811
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating thrombosis and or emboli in a peripheral vasculature of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding coring portion formed of a unitary fenestrated structure and a distal expandable tubular portion formed of a braided filament mesh structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus in a vessel; deploying the thrombus extraction device from the catheter from a constrained configuration to an expanded configuration; retracting the thrombus extraction device proximally so that the coring portion cores and separates a portion of the vascular thrombus from the venous vessel wall while the mesh structure captures the vascular thrombus portion; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the patient to remove the vascular thrombus portion from the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Brian J. Cox, Richard Quick
  • Publication number: 20190321071
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removal of thrombus from a blood vessel in a body of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include: providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding member formed of a unitary fenestrated structure, a distal substantially cylindrical portion formed of a net-like filament mesh structure, and an inner shaft member connected to a distal end of the net-like filament mesh structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus, deploying the thrombus extraction; retracting the thrombus extraction device to separate a portion of the thrombus from the vessel wall and to capture the portion of the thrombus within the net-like filament mesh structure; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the body to remove thrombus from the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Brian J. Cox, Richard Quick
  • Patent number: 10342571
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removal of thrombus from a blood vessel in a body of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include: providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding member formed of a unitary fenestrated structure, a distal substantially cylindrical portion formed of a net-like filament mesh structure, and an inner shaft member connected to a distal end of the net-like filament mesh structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus, deploying the thrombus extraction; retracting the thrombus extraction device to separate a portion of the thrombus from the vessel wall and to capture the portion of the thrombus within the net-like filament mesh structure; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the body to remove thrombus from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Brian J. Cox, Richard Quick
  • Publication number: 20190070401
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for sealing medical devices, particularly during intravascular access, are disclosed herein. Some aspects relate to a hemostatic valve for sealing a wide range of medical devices, such as catheters, wires, embolectomy systems. The valve can include an elongate member having a first end, a second end, and a central lumen extending therebetween. A reinforcement structure extends along at least a portion of the elongate member and is coupled to the elongate member. A shell defining a first aperture and a second aperture may be included, which first and second apertures can be fluidly coupled by the elongate member. A tensioning mechanism is coupled to the shell and to the elongate member, the tensioning mechanism can be moveable between a first configuration wherein the tensioning mechanism is collapsed and the central lumen is sealed and a second configuration wherein the central lumen is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Publication number: 20190046219
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removal of thrombus from a blood vessel in a body of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include: providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding member formed of a fenestrated structure, a substantially cylindrical portion formed of a net-like filament mesh structure having a proximal end coupled to a distal end of the fenestrated structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus, deploying the thrombus extraction device by stacking a portion of the net-like filament mesh structure outside of the catheter by distally advancing the self-expanding member until the self-expanding member is beyond a distal end of the catheter; retracting the self-expanding member to unstack the portion of the net-like filament mesh structure and to capture the portion of the thrombus; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Paul Lubock, Brian J. Cox
  • Patent number: 10098651
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removal of thrombus from a blood vessel in a body of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include: providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding member formed of a fenestrated structure, a substantially cylindrical portion formed of a net-like filament mesh structure having a proximal end coupled to a distal end of the fenestrated structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus, deploying the thrombus extraction device by stacking a portion of the net-like filament mesh structure outside of the catheter by distally advancing the self-expanding member until the self-expanding member is beyond a distal end of the catheter; retracting the self-expanding member to unstack the portion of the net-like filament mesh structure and to capture the portion of the thrombus; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Paul Lubock, Brian J. Cox
  • Publication number: 20180193043
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removal of thrombus from a blood vessel in a body of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include: providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding member formed of a fenestrated structure, a substantially cylindrical portion formed of a net-like filament mesh structure having a proximal end coupled to a distal end of the fenestrated structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus, deploying the thrombus extraction device by stacking a portion of the net-like filament mesh structure outside of the catheter by distally advancing the self-expanding member until the self-expanding member is beyond a distal end of the catheter; retracting the self-expanding member to unstack the portion of the net-like filament mesh structure and to capture the portion of the thrombus; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Paul Lubock, Brian J. Cox
  • Publication number: 20180092652
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating thrombosis and or emboli in a peripheral vasculature of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding coring portion formed of a unitary fenestrated structure and a distal expandable tubular portion formed of a braided filament mesh structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus in a vessel; deploying the thrombus extraction device from the catheter from a constrained configuration to an expanded configuration; retracting the thrombus extraction device proximally so that the coring portion cores and separates a portion of the vascular thrombus from the venous vessel wall while the mesh structure captures the vascular thrombus portion; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the patient to remove the vascular thrombus portion from the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Brian J. Cox, Richard Quick
  • Patent number: 9844387
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating thrombosis and or emboli in a peripheral vasculature of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding coring portion formed of a unitary fenestrated structure and a distal expandable tubular portion formed of a braided filament mesh structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus in a vessel; deploying the thrombus extraction device from the catheter from a constrained configuration to an expanded configuration; retracting the thrombus extraction device proximally so that the coring portion cores and separates a portion of the vascular thrombus from the venous vessel wall while the mesh structure captures the vascular thrombus portion; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the patient to remove the vascular thrombus portion from the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: INARI MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Brian J. Cox, Richard Quick
  • Publication number: 20170265878
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating thrombosis and or emboli in a peripheral vasculature of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding coring portion formed of a unitary fenestrated structure and a distal expandable tubular portion formed of a braided filament mesh structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus in a vessel; deploying the thrombus extraction device from the catheter from a constrained configuration to an expanded configuration; retracting the thrombus extraction device proximally so that the coring portion cores and separates a portion of the vascular thrombus from the venous vessel wall while the mesh structure captures the vascular thrombus portion; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the patient to remove the vascular thrombus portion from the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Brian J. Cox, Richard Quick
  • Patent number: 9700332
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating thrombosis and or emboli in a peripheral vasculature of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding coring portion formed of a unitary fenestrated structure and a distal expandable tubular portion formed of a braided filament mesh structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus in a vessel; deploying the thrombus extraction device from the catheter from a constrained configuration to an expanded configuration; retracting the thrombus extraction device proximally so that the coring portion cores and separates a portion of the vascular thrombus from the venous vessel wall while the mesh structure captures the vascular thrombus portion; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the patient to remove the vascular thrombus portion from the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: INARI MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Brian J. Cox, Richard Quick
  • Publication number: 20170112514
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removal of thrombus from a blood vessel in a body of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include: providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding member formed of a unitary fenestrated structure, a distal substantially cylindrical portion formed of a net-like filament mesh structure, and an inner shaft member connected to a distal end of the net-like filament mesh structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus, deploying the thrombus extraction; retracting the thrombus extraction device to separate a portion of the thrombus from the vessel wall and to capture the portion of the thrombus within the net-like filament mesh structure; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the body to remove thrombus from the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Brian J. Cox, Richard Quick
  • Publication number: 20170112513
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating thrombosis and or emboli in a peripheral vasculature of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding coring portion formed of a unitary fenestrated structure and a distal expandable tubular portion formed of a braided filament mesh structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus in a vessel; deploying the thrombus extraction device from the catheter from a constrained configuration to an expanded configuration; retracting the thrombus extraction device proximally so that the coring portion cores and separates a portion of the vascular thrombus from the venous vessel wall while the mesh structure captures the vascular thrombus portion; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the patient to remove the vascular thrombus portion from the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Brian J. Cox, Richard Quick