Patents by Inventor Joseph T. Grintz

Joseph T. Grintz 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: 20200000448
    Abstract: A vascular closure device includes a release component, a delivery component, a sealing device and at least one actuator. The release component is elongate along a longitudinal direction, and defines a distal end and a proximal end. The delivery component extends along the release component such that at least the release component is movable relative to the delivery component. The delivery component includes a delivery tube body and defines a delivery tube channel. The sealing device has a toggle that is at least partially disposed within the release tube, a suture that is attached to the toggle and extends through the delivery tube channel, and a plug that is attached to the suture proximal to the toggle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Essential Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg WALTERS, Joseph T. GRINTZ
  • Patent number: 10448937
    Abstract: A vascular closure device includes a release component, a delivery component, a sealing device and at least one actuator. The release component is elongate along a longitudinal direction, and defines a distal end and a proximal end. The delivery component extends along the release component such that at least the release component is movable relative to the delivery component. The delivery component includes a delivery tube body and defines a delivery tube channel. The sealing device has a toggle that is at least partially disposed within the release tube, a suture that is attached to the toggle and extends through the delivery tube channel, and a plug that is attached to the suture proximal to the toggle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Essential Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Walters, Joseph T. Grintz
  • Publication number: 20190142404
    Abstract: Disclosed are puncture sealing systems and methods of locating a puncture site within a vessel. The systems can include puncture locating dilators and access sheaths that are configured to locate the puncture site within a vessel so that the position of the puncture site relative to a distal end of the access sheath is known during a puncture sealing procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Essential Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg WALTERS, Joseph T. GRINTZ, Julie LIN
  • Patent number: 10182804
    Abstract: Disclosed are puncture sealing systems and methods of locating a puncture site within a vessel. The systems can include puncture locating dilators and access sheaths that are configured to locate the puncture site within a vessel so that the position of the puncture site relative to a distal end of the access sheath is known during a puncture sealing procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Essential Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Walters, Joseph T. Grintz, Julie Lin
  • Publication number: 20170100113
    Abstract: Disclosed are puncture sealing systems and methods of locating a puncture site within a vessel. The systems can include puncture locating dilators and access sheaths that are configured to locate the puncture site within a vessel so that the position of the puncture site relative to a distal end of the access sheath is known during a puncture sealing procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Greg Walters, Joseph T. Grintz, Julie Lin
  • Patent number: 9554785
    Abstract: Disclosed are puncture sealing systems and methods of locating a puncture site within a vessel. The systems can include puncture locating dilators and access sheaths that are configured to locate the puncture site within a vessel so that the position of the puncture site relative to a distal end of the access sheath is known during a puncture sealing procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Essential Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Walters, Joseph T. Grintz, Julie Lin
  • Publication number: 20160310116
    Abstract: A vascular closure device includes a release component, a delivery component, a sealing device and at least one actuator. The release component is elongate along a longitudinal direction, and defines a distal end and a proximal end. The delivery component extends along the release component such that at least the release component is movable relative to the delivery component. The delivery component includes a delivery tube body and defines a delivery tube channel. The sealing device has a toggle that is at least partially disposed within the release tube, a suture that is attached to the toggle and extends through the delivery tube channel, and a plug that is attached to the suture proximal to the toggle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: Essential Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg WALTERS, Joseph T. GRINTZ
  • Publication number: 20140180332
    Abstract: Disclosed are puncture sealing systems and methods of locating a puncture site within a vessel. The systems can include puncture locating dilators and access sheaths that are configured to locate the puncture site within a vessel so that the position of the puncture site relative to a distal end of the access sheath is known during a puncture sealing procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Greg Walters, Joseph T. Grintz, Julie Lin
  • Patent number: 8210563
    Abstract: A stroller includes a frame, a pivot joint assembly mounted on the frame, and a handle coupled to the frame at the pivot joint assembly. The handle rotates about a pivot axis defined by the pivot joint assembly between first and second positions relative to the frame. A latch assembly includes a projection and is movable between a latched state in which the latch assembly secures the handle in either the first position or the second position and a released state in which the handle is released for movement between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dotsey, Patrick W. Laffan, Stephen Ahnert, Devon T. Siesholtz, Branden McCorkel, Robert T. Pike, Joseph T. Grintz
  • Publication number: 20100156060
    Abstract: A stroller includes a frame, a pivot joint assembly mounted on the frame, and a handle coupled to the frame at the pivot joint assembly. The handle rotates about a pivot axis defined by the pivot joint assembly between first and second positions relative to the frame. A latch assembly includes a projection and is movable between a latched state in which the latch assembly secures the handle in either the first position or the second position and a released state in which the handle is released for movement between the first and second positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dotsey, Patrick W. Laffan, Stephen Ahnert, Devon T. Siesholtz, Branden McCorkel, Robert T. Pike, Joseph T. Grintz
  • Publication number: 20100127480
    Abstract: A foldable stroller has a frame assembly reconfigurable between an in-use and a folded configuration. The frame assembly has first and second frame parts movable between respective in-use positions and folded positions relative to one another that correspond to the in-use and folded frame configurations. A fold joint is connected to both the first and second frame parts and has a joint pivot about which the first and second frame parts pivot relative to one another between the respective in-use and folded positions. A fold link has one end coupled to part of the frame fold joint at a pivot point spaced from the joint pivot and has an opposite end coupled to the first frame part at a connection point spaced from the fold pivot. When the second frame part is pivoted from the in-use position toward the folded position, the fold link drives movement of part of the frame assembly toward the folded frame configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Ahnert, Roy L. Dean, Joseph T. Grintz, Todd D. Sorzano
  • Publication number: 20090127810
    Abstract: A stroller assembly has a frame assembly with a front and a back. The stroller assembly also has a handle coupled to the frame assembly and positioned near the back of the frame assembly. The handle has a central section between a pair of side sections and the side sections extending further rearward than the central section relative to the back of the frame assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dotsey, Joseph T. Grintz, Roy Lucas Dean, Thomas Perrin