Patents by Inventor John H. Burton

John H. Burton 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: 20200022796
    Abstract: The present application relates to method and apparatus for reducing migration and rotation of implantable devices including an expandable element and an elongate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy C. Cook, John H. Burton
  • Patent number: 9962185
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides a trocar and sheath assembly for placement of implantable devices adjacent a body lumen, and a method of using the trocar and sheath assembly for implanting an implantable device at a target site for controllable coaptation of a patient's urethra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: UROMEDICA, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Cook, John H. Burton, James E. Cabak
  • Publication number: 20180008306
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides a trocar and sheath assembly for placement of implantable devices adjacent a body lumen, and a method of using the trocar and sheath assembly for implanting an implantable device at a target site for controllable coaptation of a patient's urethra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy C. Cook, John H. Burton, James E. Cabak
  • Patent number: 9861384
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides a trocar and sheath assembly for placement of implantable devices adjacent a body lumen, and a method of using the trocar and sheath assembly for implanting an implantable device at a target site for controllable coaptation of a patient's urethra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Uromedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Cook, John H. Burton, James E. Cabak
  • Publication number: 20170079762
    Abstract: The present application relates to method and apparatus for reducing migration and rotation of implantable devices including an expandable element and an elongate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy C. Cook, John H. Burton
  • Publication number: 20160242886
    Abstract: The present application relates to method and apparatus for reducing migration and rotation of implantable devices including an expandable element and an elongate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy C. Cook, John H. Burton
  • Publication number: 20150173708
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides method and apparatus for placement of implantable devices adjacent a body lumen. A method of implanting an implantable device at a target site for controllable coaptation of a patient's urethra using an ultrasonic probe inserted into a rectum of the patient comprises inserting a Foley catheter into the urethra, expanding a Foley balloon in the bladder neck, inserting the ultrasonic probe into the rectum of the patient, using the ultrasonic probe to image the urethra and Foley balloon at the bladder neck, placing a small puncture in the perineum, passing a delivery device to the target site under ultra sonic guidance, injecting echogenic fluid at the target site adjacent the urethra, delivering the implantable device to the target site, and adjusting the implantable device to improve coaptation of the urethra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy C. Cook, John H. Burton
  • Patent number: 8926494
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides method and apparatus for placement of implantable devices adjacent a body lumen. A method of implanting an implantable device at a target site for controllable coaptation of a patient's urethra using an ultrasonic probe inserted into a rectum of the patient comprises inserting a Foley catheter into the urethra, expanding a Foley balloon in the bladder neck, inserting the ultrasonic probe into the rectum of the patient, using the ultrasonic probe to image the urethra and Foley balloon at the bladder neck, placing a small puncture in the perineum, passing a delivery device to the target site under ultra sonic guidance, injecting echogenic fluid at the target site adjacent the urethra, delivering the implantable device to the target site, and adjusting the implantable device to improve coaptation of the urethra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Uromedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Cook, John H. Burton
  • Publication number: 20140148794
    Abstract: The present application relates to method and apparatus for reducing migration and rotation of implantable devices including an expandable element and an elongate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Uromedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Cook, John H. Burton
  • Publication number: 20120029269
    Abstract: An implantable medical device and method for adjustably restricting a selected body lumen such as a urethra or ureter of a patient to treat urinary incontinence or ureteral reflux. The device includes an adjustable element that includes a chamber and a hydrophilic material substantially encapsulated in the chamber to expand the adjustable element by absorbing fluid entering the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Uromedica, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Burton, Timothy C. Cook
  • Publication number: 20110124957
    Abstract: An implantable medical device and method for adjustably restricting a selected body lumen such as a urethra or ureter of a patient to treat urinary incontinence or ureteral reflux. The device includes an adjustable element and a tubular elongate body, where the adjustable element includes a chamber and the tubular elongate body includes at least a first interior passageway which extends longitudinally in the tubular elongate body from a first opening at the proximal end to a second opening in fluid communication with the chamber. Fluid volume passed through the first passageway is used for adjustably expanding or contracting the adjustable element. The implantable medical device further includes a sheath and a sleeve, where the sheath includes a wall having an inner surface which defines a channel through which at least a portion of the implantable device and the sleeve can pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Uromedica, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Burton, Richard A. Noddin, Dale L. Schreiner, Timothy C. Cook
  • Publication number: 20100292530
    Abstract: The present application relates to method and apparatus for reducing migration and rotation of implantable devices including an expandable element and an elongate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Uromedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Cook, John H. Burton
  • Patent number: 7828716
    Abstract: An implantable device and method for adjustably restricting a selected body lumen such as the urethra of a patient to treat urinary incontinence. The device includes an expandable element or membrane such as a balloon attached pressure-tightly to a flexible conduit at its forward end and includes a rear port portion containing an elastic septum and flow connected to the expandable element by a first passageway. The conduit contains a second passageway which allows it to be slid along an elongated guide probe initially inserted surgically into a patient's body adjacent the body lumen which is to be adjustably restricted. A suitable flowable material is injected from a syringe source into the device rear port sufficient to expand the membrane element and restrict the body lumen to the desired degree. The syringe and guide probe are removed and the skin incision is closed over the rear port end of the implanted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Uromedica, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Burton, Timothy C. Cook
  • Publication number: 20100261951
    Abstract: The present subject matter includes an implantable device and method for restoring continence and controlling coaptivity of a body lumen. The device includes a fill port block which has one or more self-sealing septums. The fill-port block is connected to one or more elongate conduits and ultimately to one or more expandable elements for communicating fluid. The one or more expandable elements are implanted and adjusted from a remote location using the fill-port block. Methods for implantation, use, and construction are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Uromedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Cook, Richard A. Noddin, John H. Burton
  • Patent number: 7771346
    Abstract: An implantable medical device and method for adjustably restricting a selected body lumen such as a urethra or ureter of a patient to treat urinary incontinence or ureteral reflux. The device includes an adjustable element and a tubular elongate body, where the adjustable element includes a chamber and the tubular elongate body includes at least a first interior passageway which extends longitudinally in the tubular elongate body from a first opening at the proximal end to a second opening in fluid communication with the chamber. Fluid volume passed through the first passageway is used for adjustably expanding or contracting the adjustable element. The implantable medical device further includes a sheath and a sleeve, where the sheath includes a wall having an inner surface which defines a channel through which at least a portion of the implantable device and the sleeve can pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Uromedica, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Burton, Richard A. Noddin, Dale L. Schreiner, Timothy C. Cook
  • Publication number: 20100168788
    Abstract: The present application includes a system for the preparation of a patient for the implantation of post-operatively adjustable coaptation device. For example, the present subject matter includes a tool having a proximal portion and a distal portion, and an elongate section disposed between the proximal portion and the distal portion. The tool additionally includes jaws hinged at a first joint, the first joint located at the distal portion of the tool, the jaws adapted to vary between an open state and a closed state, the closed state defining a blunt tip. Also, the tool includes a handle located at the proximal portion of the tool. The handle and the jaws are connected so that motion of the handle moves the jaws from the closed state to the open state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: Uromedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale L. Schreiner, James E. Cabak, Michael R. Satteson, John H. Burton, Timothy C. Cook
  • Patent number: 7481762
    Abstract: An implantable medical device and method for adjustably restricting a selected body lumen such as a urethra or ureter of a patient to treat urinary incontinence or ureteral reflux. The device includes an adjustable element and a tubular elongate body, where the adjustable element includes a chamber and the tubular elongate body includes at least a first interior passageway which extends longitudinally in the tubular elongate body from a first opening at the proximal end to a second opening in fluid communication with the chamber. Fluid volume passed through the first passageway is used for adjustably expanding or contracting the adjustable element. The implantable medical device further includes a sheath, where the sheath includes a wall having an inner surface which defines a channel through which at least a portion of the implantable device can pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Uromedica, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Burton, Timothy C. Cook
  • Publication number: 20080167518
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present subject matter includes an implantable, adjustable sling for a body which includes an implantable sling cup connected to a first strap and a second strap, the first strap and the second strap adapted to be anchored within the body and at least one adjustable element forming an integral portion of the first strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: John H. Burton, Timothy C. Cook
  • Patent number: 7395822
    Abstract: An method and apparatus for an adjustable sling for treatment of urinary stress incontinence. The present system includes apparatus and methods for postoperative adjustment of sling tension using adjustable elements in the sling assembly. The present system also provides a number of demonstrative embodiments for an adjustable sling where positioning of the bladder is controlled using the adjustable sling and where coaptation of the urethra is controlled by postoperative inflation of one or more balloons mounted in a sling cup. Methods and apparatus are provided for adjusting the adjustable sling after surgical implantation. In one embodiment a self sealing septum is located near the skin for convenient filling using a syringe. Multiple port embodiments are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Uromedica, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Burton, Timothy C. Cook
  • Publication number: 20080156334
    Abstract: An implantable device and method for adjustably restricting a selected body lumen such as the urethra of a patient to treat urinary incontinence. The device includes an expandable element or membrane such as a balloon attached pressure-tightly to a flexible conduit at its forward end and includes a rear port portion containing an elastic septum and flow connected to the expandable element by a first passageway. The conduit contains a second passageway which allows it to be slid along an elongated guide probe initially inserted surgically into a patient's body adjacent the body lumen which is to be adjustably restricted. A suitable flowable material is injected from a syringe source into the device rear port sufficient to expand the membrane element and restrict the body lumen to the desired degree. The syringe and guide probe are removed and the skin incision is closed over the rear port end of the implanted device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: John H. Burton, Timothy C. Cook