Patents by Inventor John P. Gainor

John P. Gainor 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: 10646337
    Abstract: A stentless support structure capable of being at least partly assembled in situ. The support structure comprises a braided tube that is very flexible and, when elongated, becomes very long and very small in diameter, thereby being capable of placement within a small diameter catheter. The support structure is preferably constructed of one or more thin strands of a super-elastic or shape memory material such as Nitinol. When released from the catheter, the support structure folds itself into a longitudinally compact configuration. The support structure thus gains significant strength as the number of folds increase. This radial strength obviates the need for a support stent. The support structure may include attachment points for a prosthetic valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HLT, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Thill, Robert Foster Wilson, John P. Gainor, Christopher M. Banick
  • Publication number: 20200093446
    Abstract: X-ray procedure tables with improved structural strength that enable radiation shielding and integrated medical device and monitoring systems. The design allows the incorporation of an integrated patient support structure, radiation shielding and associated devices and conduits for medical care in procedures that employ X-ray imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Egg Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Wilson, John P. Gainor, James Montague, Uma S. Valeti
  • Publication number: 20200000419
    Abstract: A system of shields designed to provide substantially greater protection, head to toe, against radiation exposure to health care workers in a hospital room during procedures which require real-time imaging. The shields are placed around the patient and the x-ray table and provide protection even when the x-ray tube is moved to various angles around the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Egg Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Wilson, Uma S. Valeti, John P. Gainor
  • Publication number: 20190365533
    Abstract: An intravascular cuff acts as a lining between a native vessel and an intravascular prosthetic device. During deployment, the ends of the cuff curl back upon themselves and are capable of trapping native tissue, such as valve leaflet tissue, between the ends. The cuff creates a seal between the vessel and the prosthetic, thereby preventing leakage around the prosthetic. The cuff also traps any embolic material dislodged from the vessel during expansion of the prosthetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: HLT, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Foster Wilson, John P. Gainor
  • Patent number: 10463832
    Abstract: A catheter with a spring tip that facilitates atraumatic initial placement and also continues to protect tissue contacted by the catheter device subsequent to the initial placement. The spring tip is shock-absorbing and axially compliant and allows enhanced use of various devices in conjunction with the tip such as bioptomes, electrodes, needles, flushing catheters, delivery catheters, and the like. The atraumatic shock-absorbing tip could include conductive or non-conductive materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MedWerks, LLC
    Inventors: Uma S. Valeti, Robert F. Wilson, John P. Gainor
  • Patent number: 10441231
    Abstract: A system of shields designed to provide substantially greater protection, head to toe, against radiation exposure to health care workers in a hospital room during procedures which require real-time imaging. The shields are placed around the patient and the x-ray table and provide protection even when the x-ray tube is moved to various angles around the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Egg Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Wilson, Uma S. Valeti, John P. Gainor
  • Publication number: 20190240016
    Abstract: A delivery device usable to deliver an inverting implant is provided that includes a positioning mechanism that automatically initiates the inversion process once a predetermined length of the implant has exited a delivery catheter. The positioning mechanism allows the implant to be safely and accurately deployed with reduced operator experience and in a greater variety of target locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: HLT, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale K. Nelson, John P. Gainor, Evan M. Leingang, Robert Foster Wilson, Cassandra Ann Piipo Svendsen
  • Patent number: 10368985
    Abstract: An intravascular cuff acts as a lining between a native vessel and an intravascular prosthetic device. During deployment, the ends of the cuff curl back upon themselves and are capable of trapping native tissue, such as valve leaflet tissue, between the ends. The cuff creates a seal between the vessel and the prosthetic, thereby preventing leakage around the prosthetic. The cuff also traps any embolic material dislodged from the vessel during expansion of the prosthetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HLT, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Foster Wilson, John P. Gainor
  • Patent number: 10278817
    Abstract: A delivery device usable to deliver an inverting implant is provided that includes a positioning mechanism that automatically initiates the inversion process once a predetermined length of the implant has exited a delivery catheter. The positioning mechanism allows the implant to be safely and accurately deployed with reduced operator experience and in a greater variety of target locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HLT, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale K. Nelson, John P. Gainor, Evan M. Leingang, Robert Foster Wilson, Cassandra Ann Piipo Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20190038241
    Abstract: A transparent radiation shield, attachable to a patient support platform, and movable to shield a physician from imaging radiation, includes a transparent computer display that is controllable to provide a data overlay on the shield pertaining to patient data and/or x-ray images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Egg Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Wilson, John P. Gainor, James Montague, Uma S. Valeti
  • Patent number: 10188517
    Abstract: A delivery device usable to deliver an inverting implant is provided that includes a positioning mechanism that automatically initiates the inversion process once a predetermined length of the implant has exited a delivery catheter. The positioning mechanism allows the implant to be safely and accurately deployed with reduced operator experience and in a greater variety of target locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: HLT, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Gainor, Robert F. Wilson, Dale K. Nelson, Joseph S. Czyscon, Kyle Thunstrom
  • Publication number: 20180360604
    Abstract: A stentless support structure capable of being at least partly assembled in situ. The support structure comprises a braided tube that is very flexible and, when elongated, becomes very long and very small in diameter, thereby being capable of placement within a small diameter catheter. The support structure is preferably constructed of one or more thin strands of a super-elastic or shape memory material such as Nitinol. When released from the catheter, the support structure folds itself into a longitudinally compact configuration. The support structure thus gains significant strength as the number of folds increase. This radial strength obviates the need for a support stent. The support structure may include attachment points for a prosthetic valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: HLT, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Thill, Robert Foster Wilson, John P. Gainor, Christopher M. Banick
  • Publication number: 20180296173
    Abstract: A system of shields designed to provide substantially greater protection, head to toe, against radiation exposure to health care workers in a hospital room during procedures which require real-time imaging. The shields are placed around the patient and the x-ray table and provide protection even when the x-ray tube is moved to various angles around the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Egg Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Wilson, Uma S. Valeti, John P. Gainor
  • Patent number: 10080655
    Abstract: A stentless support structure capable of being at least partly assembled in situ. The support structure comprises a braided tube that is very flexible and, when elongated, becomes very long and very small in diameter, thereby being capable of placement within a small diameter catheter. The support structure is preferably constructed of one or more thin strands of a super-elastic or shape memory material such as Nitinol. When released from the catheter, the support structure folds itself into a longitudinally compact configuration. The support structure thus gains significant strength as the number of folds increase. This radial strength obviates the need for a support stent. The support structure may include attachment points for a prosthetic valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: HLT, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Thill, Robert Foster Wilson, John P. Gainor, Christopher M. Banick
  • Publication number: 20180193592
    Abstract: A catheter with a spring tip that facilitates atraumatic initial placement and also continues to protect tissue contacted by the catheter device subsequent to the initial placement. The spring tip is shock-absorbing and axially compliant and allows enhanced use of various devices in conjunction with the tip such as bioptomes, electrodes, needles, flushing catheters, delivery catheters, and the like. The atraumatic shock-absorbing tip could include conductive or non-conductive materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: MedWerks, LLC
    Inventors: Uma S. Valeti, Robert F. Wilson, John P. Gainor
  • Patent number: 10016172
    Abstract: A system of shields designed to provide substantially greater protection, head to toe, against radiation exposure to health care workers in a hospital room during procedures which require real-time imaging. The shields are placed around the patient and the x-ray table and provide protection even when the x-ray tube is moved to various angles around the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Egg Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Wilson, Uma S. Valeti, John P. Gainor
  • Patent number: 9943665
    Abstract: A catheter with a spring tip that facilitates atraumatic initial placement and also continues to protect tissue contacted by the catheter device subsequent to the initial placement. The spring tip is shock-absorbing and axially compliant and allows enhanced use of various devices in conjunction with the tip such as bioptomes, electrodes, needles, flushing catheters, delivery catheters, and the like. The atraumatic shock-absorbing tip could include conductive or non-conductive materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MedWerks, LLC
    Inventors: Uma S. Valeti, Robert F. Wilson, John P. Gainor
  • Patent number: 9931205
    Abstract: A prosthetic valve assembly that includes a stent, a tissue sleeve and an anchoring mechanism. By loading the three components of the valve assembly into a delivery catheter in a series formation, such that no two components are located within each other, the size of the delivery catheter can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: HLT, Inc.
    Inventor: John P. Gainor
  • Publication number: 20180028312
    Abstract: A stentless support structure capable of being at least partly assembled in situ. The support structure comprises a braided tube that is very flexible and, when elongated, becomes very long and very small in diameter, thereby being capable of placement within a small diameter catheter. The support structure is preferably constructed of one or more thin strands of a super-elastic or shape memory material such as Nitinol. When released from the catheter, the support structure folds itself into a longitudinally compact configuration. The support structure thus gains significant strength as the number of folds increase. This radial strength obviates the need for a support stent. The support structure may include attachment points for a prosthetic valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: HLT, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Thill, Robert Foster Wilson, John P. Gainor, Christopher M. Banick
  • Patent number: 9877829
    Abstract: An intravascular cuff acts as a lining between a native vessel and an intravascular prosthetic device. During deployment, the ends of the cuff curl back upon themselves and are capable of trapping native tissue, such as valve leaflet tissue, between the ends. The cuff creates a seal between the vessel and the prosthetic, thereby preventing leakage around the prosthetic. The cuff also traps any embolic material dislodged from the vessel during expansion of the prosthetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: HLT, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Foster Wilson, John P. Gainor