Patents by Inventor John Morriss

John Morriss 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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 10869913
    Abstract: A system for delivering a therapeutic agent to a nasopharyngeal mucosa target comprises a foam generating mechanism, a gas, a therapeutic agent in liquid form that inhibits mucus production, and a delivery device. Actuation of the foam generating mechanism entraps gaseous bubbles from the gas in the liquid thereby forming a foam. The therapeutic agent is dispersed in the foam which has an expanded configuration adapted to fill a nasopharyngeal space and deliver the therapeutic agent to the mucosa targets. The delivery device is for delivering the foam to the nasopharyngeal space. The foam may also have a collapsed configuration for removal from the nasopharyngeal space or for concentration of the therapeutic agent onto the mucosa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Foundry, LLC
    Inventors: John Morriss, Cary Reich, Hanson Gifford
  • Publication number: 20200390544
    Abstract: A heart valve repair device may include a support configured to extend through a native annulus of a native heart valve, wherein the support comprises an upstream portion and a downstream portion; an annular expandable retainer extending from the upstream portion of the support, and an arm extending from the downstream portion of the support. The annular expandable retainer may include a C-shaped cross-section that is open inwardly. The arm may be configured to reach behind a leaflet of the native heart valve and sandwich the leaflet between the arm and the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson S. Gifford, III, James I. Fann, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Darin Gittings, Michael Luna, Mark E. Deem, Douglas S. Sutton
  • Publication number: 20200375732
    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 expandable support having an outer surface and configured for placement between leaflets of the native valve. The device can also include a plurality of asymmetrically arranged arms coupled to the expandable support and configured to receive the leaflets of the native valve between the arms and the outer surface. In some embodiments, the arms can include tip portions for engaging a subannular surface of the native valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson S. Gifford, III
  • Publication number: 20200368398
    Abstract: The devices, systems, and methods disclosed herein may be directed to a delivery system including a therapeutic member configured for endoluminal placement via the delivery system into the esophagus of the patient, wherein the therapeutic member comprises a treatment portion comprising a film for controlled release of a chemotherapeutic agent. The film may comprise a control region, a therapeutic region, and a substantially impermeable base region. The film is configured to release the chemotherapeutic agent in a direction away from the substantially impermeable base region. The delivery system is configured to enable a treatment provider to position the treatment portion of the therapeutic member proximate to a treatment site associated with the esophagus of the patient, and the therapeutic member is configured to administer a therapeutically effective dose to the treatment site for a sustained period following endoluminal placement of the therapeutic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Karun D. Naga, Stephen W. Boyd, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Mark Deem, John Morriss, Martin Mayse, Honglei Wang, Jingnan Luo, Daniel Boon Lim Seet, Koon Kiat Teu, Wei Li Lee
  • Publication number: 20200268508
    Abstract: A prosthesis having a radially expanded configuration and a radially compressed configuration includes a frame with a plurality of infolding longitudinal segments. Each of the infolding longitudinal segments of the frame extend an entire length of the frame and is configured to deform radially inward when the prosthesis is in the radially compressed configuration such that a series of longitudinally aligned apices of each infolding longitudinal segment is disposed radially inward of the remainder of the prosthesis. In an embodiment, the frame also includes a plurality of outfolding longitudinal segments. Each of the outfolding longitudinal segments of the frame extend an entire length of the frame and is configured to deform radially outward when the prosthesis is in the radially compressed configuration such that a series of longitudinally aligned apices of each outfolding longitudinal segment is disposed radially outward of the remainder of the prosthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: John MORRISS, Joshua DWORK, Nathaniel PILAND, Finn RINNE, David GROSSMAN
  • Patent number: 10751173
    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 expandable support having an outer surface and configured for placement between leaflets of the native valve. The device can also include a plurality of asymmetrically arranged arms coupled to the expandable support and configured to receive the leaflets of the native valve between the arms and the outer surface. In some embodiments, the arms can include tip portions for engaging a subannular surface of the native valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Patent number: 10702380
    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 a valve support having an upstream end and a downstream end extending around a longitudinal axis and having a cross-sectional shape. The valve support can have an outer surface and an inner surface, wherein the inner surface is configured to support a prosthetic valve. The device can also include an expandable retainer coupled to the upstream end of the valve support. The retainer can be configured to engage tissue on or near the annulus. In some embodiments, the valve support is mechanically isolated from the retainer such that the cross-sectional shape of the valve support remains sufficiently stable when the retainer is deformed in a non-circular shape by engagement with the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III, James L. Fann, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Darrin Gittings, Michael Luna, Mark Deem, Douglas Sutton
  • Publication number: 20200100897
    Abstract: Devices and methods for implantation at a native mitral valve having a non-circular annulus and leaflets. One embodiment of the device includes a valve support having a first region configured to be attached to a prosthetic valve with a plurality of prosthetic leaflets and a second region. The device can further include an anchoring member having a longitudinal dimension and including a first portion configured to contact tissue at the non-circular annulus, a second portion configured to be attached to the valve support, and a lateral portion between the first portion and the second portion. The second portion of the anchoring member is attached to the second region of the valve support while in a low-profile configuration in which the anchoring member and the valve support are configured to pass through vasculature of a human. The lateral portion is transverse to the longitudinal dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • 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: 10582919
    Abstract: Various devices, systems and methods for knotless anchoring of sutures to repair bodily tissue are disclosed. These devices allow sutures to be anchored to bone or other tissues, and more specifically provide a suture anchor which eliminates the need for the operator to knot the suture to secure the suture under tension. Thus, damaged tissue may be re-attached to a substrate tissue. The anchors have a minimum of moving parts and find particular utility in hip and shoulder arthroscopy, e.g. labral reattachment, rotator cuff repair, and similar procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Foundry, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Hirotsuka, Michael Hendricksen, Darin Gittings, John Morriss
  • 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: 20190321171
    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 an upstream 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 mechanically isolated valve support coupled to the anchoring member and configured to support a prosthetic valve. The device can further include an atrial extension member extending radially outward from the upstream portion of the anchoring member and which is deformable without substantially deforming the anchoring member. In some embodiments, the upstream portion of the anchoring member and the extension member may be deformed while the valve support remains sufficiently stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: John Morriss, Matt McLean, Maureen Bensing, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hanson Gifford, III, Katie Miyashiro, David Jerry Scott, David Trask, Kirsten Valley
  • Patent number: 10335278
    Abstract: Devices and methods for implantation at a native mitral valve having a non-circular annulus and leaflets. One embodiment of the device includes a valve support having a first region configured to be attached to a prosthetic valve with a plurality of prosthetic leaflets and a second region. The device can further include an anchoring member having a longitudinal dimension and including a first portion configured to contact tissue at the non-circular annulus, a second portion configured to be attached to the valve support, and a lateral portion between the first portion and the second portion. The second portion of the anchoring member is attached to the second region of the valve support while in a low-profile configuration in which the anchoring member and the valve support are configured to pass through vasculature of a human. The lateral portion is transverse to the longitudinal dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Publication number: 20190192286
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for treating native heart valves are disclosed herein. A system for delivering a prosthetic device into a heart of a patient includes an elongated catheter body and a delivery capsule. The delivery capsule can be hydraulically driven to deploy at least a portion of a prosthetic heart valve device. The delivery capsule can release the prosthetic heart valve device at a desired treatment site in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Deem, Hanson Gifford, III, John Morriss, Matt McLean, Michael Luna
  • Patent number: 10299917
    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 an upstream 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 mechanically isolated valve support coupled to the anchoring member and configured to support a prosthetic valve. The device can further include an atrial extension member extending radially outward from the upstream portion of the anchoring member and which is deformable without substantially deforming the anchoring member. In some embodiments, the upstream portion of the anchoring member and the extension member may be deformed while the valve support remains sufficiently stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: John Morriss, Matt McLean, Maureen Bensing, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hanson Gifford, III, Katie Miyashiro, David Jerry Scott, David Trask, Kirsten Valley
  • Patent number: 10299927
    Abstract: Devices and methods for implantation at a native mitral valve having a non-circular annulus and leaflets. One embodiment of the device includes a valve support having a first region configured to be attached to a prosthetic valve with a plurality of prosthetic leaflets and a second region. The device can further include an anchoring member having a longitudinal dimension and including a first portion configured to contact tissue at the non-circular annulus, a second portion configured to be attached to the valve support, and a lateral portion between the first portion and the second portion. The second portion of the anchoring member is attached to the second region of the valve support while in a low-profile configuration in which the anchoring member and the valve support are configured to pass through vasculature of a human. The lateral portion is transverse to the longitudinal dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Patent number: 10258468
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for treating native heart valves are disclosed herein. A system for delivering a prosthetic device into a heart of a patient includes an elongated catheter body and a delivery capsule. The delivery capsule can be hydraulically driven to deploy at least a portion of a prosthetic heart valve device. The delivery capsule can release the prosthetic heart valve device at a desired treatment site in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Deem, Hanson Gifford, III, John Morriss, Matt McLean, Michael Luna
  • Publication number: 20190000614
    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 expandable support having an outer surface and configured for placement between leaflets of the native valve. The device can also include a plurality of asymmetrically arranged arms coupled to the expandable support and configured to receive the leaflets of the native valve between the arms and the outer surface. In some embodiments, the arms can include tip portions for engaging a subannular surface of the native valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford