Patents by Inventor John T. Garibotto

John T. Garibotto 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: 20040064096
    Abstract: A transcutaneous access tool includes a first cannula moveable along an axis, a fixed member including an elongated prong extending parallel with the axis, and a deployment member secured to the first cannula and movable along the axis away from the fixed member. The deployment member includes spaced-apart, resiliently flexible fingers extending parallel with the axis and having distal ends that are laterally enlarged with respect to the axis. The resiliently flexible fingers are received on the prong of the fixed member. A second cannula is disposed within the lumen of the first cannula, and retraction member is secured to the second cannula and is movable along the axis. The retraction member includes at least one catch catching on the laterally enlarged distal ends of the fingers of the deployment element when the fingers are laterally held apart by the prong of the fixed member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, William Gorman, John T. Garibotto, John R. Bussiere, Matthew D. Abelson, David P. Chastain
  • Patent number: 6699218
    Abstract: A device for delivering fluid to a patient including a passageway having a proximal fluid transport tube, a distal fluid transport tube, and a tubular expansion member coupling the fluid transport tubes. A penetrating member is positioned within the expansion member for axial movement between the fluid transport tubes, and has a sharpened distal tip. The device also includes a dispenser for causing fluid from a reservoir to flow to the proximal fluid transport tube, a housing containing the dispenser and the passageway and including an exit port receiving the distal fluid transport tube, and a connecting member secured to the penetrating member. The connecting member is movable by a user from an exterior of the housing and arranged such that movement causes the penetrating member to move between an extended position for subcutaneously inserting the distal fluid transport tube into a patient, and a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Insulet Corporation
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, John T. Garibotto
  • Publication number: 20040015131
    Abstract: A device for delivering fluid, such as insulin for example, to a patient. The device includes a flow path having an exit port assembly adapted to connect to a transcutaneous patient access tool, and a reservoir connected to the exit port assembly. The device also includes a flow restriction system having an air removal filter communicating with the flow path and allowing air to exit the flow path and preventing fluid from exiting the flow path, and a flow restrictor positioned within the flow path between the air removal filter and the exit port assembly. Among other features and advantages, the flow restriction system of the present invention allows the flow path of the fluid delivery device to be purged of air, or “primed” prior to operation, such that desired volumes of fluid can be accurately delivered by the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2002
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, John T. Garibotto, William Gorman, Timothy J. Wood, Richard Morgan Moroney
  • Patent number: 6669669
    Abstract: A device for delivering fluid to a patient including an exit port assembly adapted to connect to a transcutaneous patient access tool, and a dispenser including at least two laminated layers of material defining a passageway connected to the exit port assembly, and an expandable accumulator in fluid communication with the passageway for controlling fluid flow from a reservoir to the exit port assembly. The laminated construction provides many benefits including simplifying the design and manufacturing of the device, in order to further reduce the size, complexity and costs of the device so that the device lends itself to being small and disposable in nature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Insulet Corporation
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, John T. Garibotto
  • Patent number: 6656158
    Abstract: A device for delivering fluid, such as insulin for example, to a patient. The device includes an exit port assembly, a syringe-like reservoir including a side wall extending towards an outlet connected to the exit port assembly. A threaded lead screw is received in the reservoir and a plunger has an outer periphery linearly slideable along the side wall of the reservoir and an inner periphery threadedly received on the lead screw. The plunger is non-rotatable with respect to the side wall such that rotating the lead screw causes the plunger to advance within the reservoir and force fluid through the outlet. The device also includes a dispenser having a return element for causes rotation of the lead screw, and a shape memory element. A changeable length of the shape memory element decreasing from an uncharged length to a charged length resets the return element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Insulet Corporation
    Inventors: Derek Dwayne Mahoney, John T. Garibotto, Kerry Dennis O'Mara, Christopher Carter Gregory, John Michael Margicin, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 6638293
    Abstract: This invention is methods and apparatus for occluding blood flow within a blood vessel (22). In a first series of embodiments, the present invention comprises a plurality of embolic devices (16) deployable through the lumen (12) of a conventional catheter (10) such that when deployed, said embolic devices (16) remain resident and occlude blood flow at a specific site within the lumen of the blood vessel (22). Such embolic devices (16) comprise either mechanical embolic devices that become embedded within or compress against the lumen of the vessel or chemical vaso occlusive agents that seal off blood flow at a given site. A second embodiment of the present invention comprises utilization of a vacuum/cauterizing device capable of sucking in the lumen of the vessel about the device to maintain the vessel in a closed condition where there is then applied a sufficient amount of energy to cause the tissue collapsed about the device to denature into a closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: TransVascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, J. Christopher Flaherty, Timothy R. Machold, Jason B. Whitt, Philip C. Evard, Patrick E. Macaulay, John T. Garibotto, Marc Jensen
  • Publication number: 20030199824
    Abstract: A device for delivering fluid, such as insulin for example, to a patient. The device includes an exit port assembly, a syringe-like reservoir including a side wall extending towards an outlet connected to the exit port assembly. A threaded lead screw is received in the reservoir and a plunger has an outer periphery linearly slideable along the side wall of the reservoir and an inner periphery threadedly received on the lead screw. The plunger is non-rotatable with respect to the side wall such that rotating the lead screw causes the plunger to advance within the reservoir and force fluid through the outlet. The device also includes a dispenser having a return element for causes rotation of the lead screw, and a shape memory element. A changeable length of the shape memory element decreasing from an uncharged length to a charged length resets the return element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Derek Dwayne Mahoney, John T. Garibotto, Kerry Dennis O'Mara, Christopher Carter Gregory, John Michael Margicin, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 6616675
    Abstract: Anastomotic connectors and apparatus for forming and/or maintaining connections between openings formed in anatomical structures, such as blood vessels. The apparatus is initially deployed in a first configuration which is sufficiently compact to be delivered through the lumen of a catheter or cannula. Thereafter, the device is expanded to a second configuration whereby it engages the anatomical structures and forms or maintains the desired connection between openings in the anatomical structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Transvascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip C. Evard, Joshua Makower, J. C. Flaherty, Timothy R. Machold, Jason B. Whitt, Patrick E. Macaulay, John T. Garibotto, Alex T. Roth
  • Publication number: 20030073952
    Abstract: A device for delivering fluid to a patient including an exit port assembly adapted to connect to a transcutaneous patient access tool, and a dispenser including at least two laminated layers of material defining a passageway connected to the exit port assembly, and an expandable accumulator in fluid communication with the passageway for controlling fluid flow from a reservoir to the exit port assembly. The laminated construction provides many benefits including simplifying the design and manufacturing of the device, in order to further reduce the size, complexity and costs of the device so that the device lends itself to being small and disposable in nature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, John T. Garibotto
  • Patent number: 6544230
    Abstract: A system of catheter devices and methods for forming channels or passageways between a luminal anatomical structure (e.g., a blood vessel) and a target location (e.g., another blood vessel, an organ, a mass of tissue, etc.) for the purpose of rerouting blood flow or for delivering a substance or instrument, etc. to the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: TransVascular, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, Jason B. Whitt, Patrick E. Macaulay, David R. Tholfsen, John T. Garibotto, Philip C. Evard, Joshua Makower
  • Patent number: 6508824
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems wherein a penetrating catheter or other penetrating device is used to penetrate into a target blood vessel, and wherein the target vessel is dilated prior to the penetration so as to improve the imaging, aiming at and/or penetration into the target vessel. In one embodiment, a tissue penetrating catheter device that is useable to penetrate from a blood vessel in which it is positioned to a target vessel comprises a flexible catheter advanceable into the first blood vessel and a tissue penetrator lumen adapted to receive an operative tissue penetrator which is usable to penetrate from the blood vessel to the target vessel when properly aimed. An imaging transducer may be fixedly mounted on or within the penetrating catheter to provide an imaging signal from which an image of the target vessel can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: TransVascular, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, Theodore C. Lamson, John T. Garibotto
  • Publication number: 20020126036
    Abstract: A system for providing medical treatment to a patient, including a medical treatment apparatus and a remote control device. The medical treatment apparatus has a local processor, and a local communication element connected to the local processor, while the remote control device includes a remote processor, user interface components connected to the remote processor, and a remote communication element connected to the remote processor and adapted to communicate with the local communication element of the medical treatment apparatus in a wireless manner such that information can be transferred between the local processor and the remote processor. The remote control device also includes at least two separate power supplies connected to the remote processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, John T. Garibotto
  • Publication number: 20020123740
    Abstract: A device for delivering fluid to a patient including a passageway having a proximal fluid transport tube, a distal fluid transport tube, and a tubular expansion member coupling the fluid transport tubes. A penetrating member is positioned within the expansion member for axial movement between the fluid transport tubes, and has a sharpened distal tip. The device also includes a dispenser for causing fluid from a reservoir to flow to the proximal fluid transport tube, a housing containing the dispenser and the passageway and including an exit port receiving the distal fluid transport tube, and a connecting member secured to the penetrating member. The connecting member is movable by a user from an exterior of the housing and arranged such that movement causes the penetrating member to move between an extended position for subcutaneously inserting the distal fluid transport tube into a patient, and a retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, John T. Garibotto
  • Publication number: 20020040208
    Abstract: A system for delivering fluid to a patient, including a fluid delivery device having a dispenser for causing fluid from a reservoir to flow to an exit port assembly, a local processor connected to the dispenser and programmed to cause fluid flow to the exit port assembly based upon flow instructions, and a local communication element connected to the local processor. A remote control device is separate from the fluid delivery device and includes a remote processor, user interface components connected to the remote processor, and a remote communication element connected to the remote processor and adapted to communicate with the local communication element of the fluid delivery device such that information can be transferred between the local processor and the remote processor. The system also includes at least one data collection assembly adapted to at least one of measure, monitor, calculate, and store a physiologic parameter of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, John T. Garibotto
  • Patent number: 6024725
    Abstract: A sleeve for introducing a surgical instrument (e.g., a lipoplasty probe) into the body via a wound pierced in the skin, and an insertion device for making the wound and inserting the sleeve therethrough are provided. The sleeve reduces the transmission of friction and heat (e.g., caused by the highly repetitive in-and-out and rotational movements and ultrasonic vibration of the lipoplasty probe) to the skin of the patient. In addition, the size of the hole associated with insertion of the sleeve is significantly smaller and more uniform in shape than that associated with a traditional scalpel incision. By piercing the skin, rather than making an incision with a scalpel, and by reducing friction and heat transmission to the skin, the irritation, inflammation, flowering (i.e., curling up of the skin at the edges of an incision), and scarring associated with lipoplasty are minimized, and the cosmetic result of the procedure is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Mentor Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Bollinger, Robert L. Guest, John T. Garibotto
  • Patent number: 5947122
    Abstract: A fluid collection drape for use during surgery includes an impermeable liner, a permeable facing, and a substrate sandwiched between the impermeable liner and the permeable facing. The fluid collection drape is provided in a sterile condition and is sized at about 3 feet by 2.5 feet to substantially cover a width of an operating table. The substrate absorbs greater than about 500 cc of fluid. The fluid collection drape is stored in a sterile state within a package. The substrate has a thickness of about 0.05 inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Mentor Corporation
    Inventors: David McDonald, Stephen A. Bollinger, John T. Garibotto