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).

  • Publication number: 20150328002
    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: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Publication number: 20150328001
    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: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Patent number: 9179823
    Abstract: Devices and methods for visually confirming the positioning of a distal end portion of an illuminating device placed within a patient include inserting a distal end portion of an illuminating device internally into a patient, emitting light from the distal end portion of the illuminating device, observing transillumination resulting from the light emitted from the distal end portion of the illuminating device that occurs on an external surface of the patient, and correlating the location of the observed transillumination on the external surface of the patient with an internal location of the patient that underlies the location of observed transillumination, to confirm positioning of the distal end portion of the illuminating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Goldfarb, John Morriss, John Y. Chang, William M. Facteau
  • Patent number: 9125740
    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: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Patent number: 9107574
    Abstract: Medical devices, systems and methods that are useable to facilitate transnasal insertion and positioning of guidewires and various other devices and instruments at desired locations within the ear, nose, throat, paranasal sinuses or cranium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Goldfarb, John Morriss, John Y. Chang
  • Patent number: 9101384
    Abstract: Various diagnostic procedures and devices are used to perform imaging studies, mucus flow studies, air/gas flow studies, anatomic dimension studies, endoscopic studies and transillumination studies. Devices and methods for visually confirming the positioning of a distal end portion of an illuminating device placed within a patient include inserting a distal end portion of an illuminating device internally into a patient, emitting light from the distal end portion of the illuminating device, observing transillumination resulting from the light emitted from the distal end portion of the illuminating device that occurs on an external surface of the patient, and correlating the location of the observed transillumination on the external surface of the patient with an internal location of the patient that underlies the location of observed transillumination, to confirm positioning of the distal end portion of the illuminating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, John Y. Chang, Eric Goldfarb, John Morriss, William M. Facteau
  • Publication number: 20150164640
    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: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Patent number: 9039757
    Abstract: Devices and methods for implantation at a native mitral valve. One embodiment of the device includes a valve support having a first region and a second region, and anchoring member having a longitudinal dimension with 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 transverse to the longitudinal dimension between the first portion and the second portion. The anchoring member and the valve support are configured to move from a low-profile configuration to an expanded configuration in which the first portion of the anchoring member at least partially adapts to the non-circular annulus of the native mitral valve and a shape of the first region of the valve support is at least partially independent of a shape of the first portion of the anchoring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Publication number: 20150142100
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve (100) includes a flexible anchoring member (110) at least partially surrounding and coupled to an inner valve support (120). The device can further include a prosthetic valve (130) coupled to, mounted within, or otherwise carried by the valve support. The valve support includes a plurality of posts (122) connected circumferentially by a plurality of struts (124), where the posts extend along an axial direction generally parallel to the longitudinal axis (101) and the struts extend circumferentially around and transverse to the longitudinal axis. The posts extend an entire longitudinal height HI of the valve support 120. The device also includes one or more sealing members (140) and tissue engaging elements (170) like spikes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    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: 9034033
    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, and an anchoring member having a longitudinal dimension with 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 transverse to the longitudinal dimension between the first portion and the second portion. The anchoring member and the valve support are configured to move from a low-profile configuration to an expanded configuration in which a shape of the first region of the valve support is at least partially independent of a shape of the first portion of the anchoring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Patent number: 9034032
    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: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Publication number: 20150112384
    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: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Hirotsuka, Michael Hendricksen, Darin Gittings, John Morriss
  • Patent number: 8951225
    Abstract: Balloon catheter, guide catheter and method for dilating openings in paranasal sinuses. A non-removable guide member (e.g., guidewire) extends from the distal end of the balloon catheter. The non-removable guide member initially passes through the opening of the paranasal sinus and is followed by the catheter body on which the balloon is mounted. The balloon is then inflated causing dilation of the opening of the paranasal sinus. In some embodiments, the non-removable guide member may be shapeable so that the operator may place the non-removable guide member in a desired shape prior to insertion of the balloon catheter. In some embodiments, the length of the non-removable guide member may be adjustable such that the operator may adjust the length of the non-removable guide member prior to insertion of the balloon catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Evard, Ketan P. Muni, John Morriss, John Chang
  • Publication number: 20140243793
    Abstract: A system for delivering a therapeutic agent to nasopharyngeal mucosa tissue has a shaft, a porous pad of compliant material coupled to the shaft near the distal end, and a drug reservoir. The porous pad is configured to expand from a contracted configuration to an expanded configuration. The expanded configuration is adapted to engage and conform to the mucosa tissue in a nasal cavity, and the contracted configuration has a size suitable for introduction into the nasal cavity. The drug reservoir holds a therapeutic agent and is at least partially covered by the porous pad. The drug reservoir is configured to release a fixed volume of the therapeutic agent into the porous pad within a period of less than about 120 minutes, and has a wall with a plurality of channels fluidly coupled with the porous pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: The Foundry, LLC
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford
  • Publication number: 20140242064
    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: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: The Foundry, LLC
    Inventors: John Morriss, Cary Reich, Hanson Gifford
  • Publication number: 20140005720
    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 re-attachment, rotator cuff repair, and similar procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Foundry Newco XI, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hirotsuka, Michael Hendricksen, Darin Gittings, John Morriss
  • Publication number: 20130325114
    Abstract: Devices and methods for implantation at a native mitral valve. One embodiment of the device includes a valve support having a first region and a second region, and anchoring member having a longitudinal dimension with 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 transverse to the longitudinal dimension between the first portion and the second portion. The anchoring member and the valve support are configured to move from a low-profile configuration to an expanded configuration in which the first portion of the anchoring member at least partially adapts to the non-circular annulus of the native mitral valve and a shape of the first region of the valve support is at least partially independent of a shape of the first portion of the anchoring member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Foundry Newco XII, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Publication number: 20130317603
    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, and an anchoring member having a longitudinal dimension with 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 transverse to the longitudinal dimension between the first portion and the second portion. The anchoring member and the valve support are configured to move from a low-profile configuration to an expanded configuration in which a shape of the first region of the valve support is at least partially independent of a shape of the first portion of the anchoring member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Foundry Newco XII, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Publication number: 20130310928
    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: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Foundry Newco XII, Inc.
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Publication number: 20130304200
    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: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Foundry Newco XII, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III