Patents by Inventor Juan C. Parodi

Juan C. Parodi 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: 20200113668
    Abstract: A retrieval catheter operable by a single clinician that will neither displace a deployed stent nor cause undue trauma to the vascular lumen or lesion. The retrieval catheter may be sized to accommodate both a guidewire and a balloon wire. The retrieval catheter is easy to navigate through tortuous passageways and will cross a previously deployed stent or stent-graft easily with minimal risk of snagging on the deployed stent or stent graft. The sheath and dilator are adapted to allow a guidewire or balloon wire to pass through the walls of both and to allow the sheath and dilator to move axially with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Juan C. Parodi, John Cheer, Edward H. Cully, Michael J. Vonesh, Jeremy P. Young
  • Publication number: 20200085560
    Abstract: A vascular repair device assembly includes a main prostheses, first internal prostheses, an optional second internal prostheses, and at least two sub-prostheses. Methods for delivering vascular repair devices include delivering a vascular repair device through a blood vessel to the aneurysm site, aligning a proximal open end of a main prosthesis cranially to the site of the aneurysm patient and directing a distal end of at least one additional one vascular repair device through a proximal end of at least a first internal lumen, and aligning the proximal end of the additional vascular repair device into a distal end of the at least one sub-prosthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Juan C. Parodi, Samuel Arbefeuille, John C. Canning, Fletcher Christian, Scott L. Rush, Bryan White, Eduardo A. Garcia
  • Patent number: 10449029
    Abstract: A retrieval catheter operable by a single clinician that will neither displace a deployed stent nor cause undue trauma to the vascular lumen or lesion. The retrieval catheter may be sized to accommodate both a guidewire and a balloon wire. The retrieval catheter is easy to navigate through tortuous passageways and will cross a previously deployed stent or stent-graft easily with minimal risk of snagging on the deployed stent or stent graft. The sheath and dilator are adapted to allow a guidewire or balloon wire to pass through the walls of both and to allow the sheath and dilator to move axially with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan C. Parodi, John Cheer, Edward H. Cully, Michael J. Vonesh, Jeremy P. Young
  • Publication number: 20170143466
    Abstract: A retrieval catheter operable by a single clinician that will neither displace a deployed stent nor cause undue trauma to the vascular lumen or lesion. The retrieval catheter may be sized to accommodate both a guidewire and a balloon wire. The retrieval catheter is easy to navigate through tortuous passageways and will cross a previously deployed stent or stent-graft easily with minimal risk of snagging on the deployed stent or stent graft. The sheath and dilator are adapted to allow a guidewire or balloon wire to pass through the walls of both and to allow the sheath and dilator to move axially with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Juan C. Parodi, John Cheer, Edward H. Cully, Michael J. Vonesh, Jeremy P. Young
  • Patent number: 9597172
    Abstract: A retrieval catheter operable by a single clinician that will neither displace a deployed stent nor cause undue trauma to the vascular lumen or lesion. The retrieval catheter may be sized to accommodate both a guidewire and a balloon wire. The retrieval catheter is easy to navigate through tortuous passageways and will cross a previously deployed stent or stent-graft easily with minimal risk of snagging on the deployed stent or stent graft. The sheath and dilator are adapted to allow a guidewire or balloon wire to pass through the walls of both and to allow the sheath and dilator to move axially with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan C. Parodi, John Cheer, Edward H. Cully, Michael J. Vonesh, Jeremy P. Young
  • Publication number: 20100016954
    Abstract: An endovascular prosthesis has a prosthesis body that is sized and configured for introduction into a blood vessel lumen. The prosthesis body has a wall that defines an interior passage for blood. One or more connectors are distributed about the wall. A fastener is carried by at least one of the connectors. The fastener is sized and configured for advancement through the connector into tissue in the blood vessel lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: Juan C. Parodi
  • Patent number: 7591842
    Abstract: An endovascular prosthesis has a prosthesis body that is sized and configured for introduction into a blood vessel lumen. The prosthesis body has a wall that defines an interior passage for blood. One or more connectors are distributed about the wall. A fastener is carried by at least one of the connectors. The fastener is sized and configured for advancement through the connector into tissue in the blood vessel lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Aptus Endosystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan C. Parodi
  • Patent number: 7544198
    Abstract: Systems and methods apply a suture within a blood vessel lumen. The systems and methods advance within a blood vessel lumen a catheter tube having a distal region that carries a suture applicator. The systems and methods operate the suture applicator from a location external to the blood vessel lumen to apply a suture to an interior wall of a blood vessel lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Aptus Endosystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan C Parodi
  • Publication number: 20090088790
    Abstract: A retrieval catheter operable by a single clinician that will neither displace a deployed stent nor cause undue trauma to the vascular lumen or lesion. The retrieval catheter may be sized to accommodate both a guidewire and a balloon wire. The retrieval catheter is easy to navigate through tortuous passageways and will cross a previously deployed stent or stent-graft easily with minimal risk of snagging on the deployed stent or stent graft. The sheath and dilator are adapted to allow a guidewire or balloon wire to pass through the walls of both and to allow the sheath and dilator to move axially with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Juan C. Parodi, John Cheer, Edward H. Cully, Michael J. Vonesh, Jeremy P. Young
  • Publication number: 20090082852
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods utilize an intraluminal fastener applier having a guide body with a longitudinal axis. The guide body is sized and configured for intraluminal deployment in a hollow body organ. An actuated assembly is carried by the guide body that is selectively operable to generate an implantation force to implant at least one fastener into tissue within the hollow body organ. The actuated assembly includes a driven member extending generally along the longitudinal axis, which is sized and configured to engage a selected fastener. The actuated assembly also includes a drive member coupled to the driven member to impart the implantation force to the driven element in a direction that is at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the guide body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Juan C. Parodi
  • Patent number: 7491232
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods implant a fastener in a targeted body region, e.g., a hollow body cavity or an intraluminal space. The apparatus and methods deploy in the targeted body region a fastener attachment assembly that carries an actuated member. The actuated member is selectively operable to generate an implantation force to implant a fastener into tissue within the targeted body region. The fastener can be implanted, e.g., to secure a prosthesis, e.g., an endovascular graft. The systems and apparatus apply a resolution force at or near the actuated member, thereby making possible a stable and dependable catheter-based fastening platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Aptus Endosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Juan C. Parodi
  • Patent number: 6800081
    Abstract: Systems and methods apply a suture within a blood vessel lumen. The systems and methods advance within a blood vessel lumen a catheter tube having a distal region that carries a suture applicator. The systems and methods operate the suture applicator from a location external to the blood vessel lumen to apply a suture to an interior wall of a blood vessel lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Aptus Endosystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan C Parodi
  • Publication number: 20040127916
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods implant a fastener in a targeted body region, e.g., a hollow body cavity or an intraluminal space. The apparatus and methods deploy in the targeted body region a fastener attachment assembly that carries an actuated member. The actuated member is selectively operable to generate an implantation force to implant a fastener into tissue within the targeted body region. The fastener can be implanted, e.g., to secure a prosthesis, e.g., an endovascular graft. The systems and apparatus apply a resolution force at or near the actuated member, thereby making possible a stable and dependable catheter-based fastening platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Aptus Endosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Juan C. Parodi
  • Publication number: 20030093146
    Abstract: ENDOVASCULAR PROSTHESIS WITH SUTURE HOLDER. Said prosthesis comprises prosthetic body (b) on the internal surfaces (2) of which a number of connectors (4) are distributed and attached that, on the one hand, connect respective semi-flexible cables (b) ending in external rotary control ends (9′), while, on the other hand, they are passed through by respective spiral sutures (6) controlled by said semi-flexible cables (b). Once prosthetic body (b) is expanded, its external surfaces (3) are in contact with vascular walls (1). With this arrangement, the rotary actuation of semi-flexible cables (c) permits penetration ends (6′) of spirals (6) to pass through vascular walls (5). This penetration continues until anchoring ends (7) of above-cited spirals (6) stop against bases (4′) of respective connectors (4). In this manner, a firm union is created between vascular channel (a) and prosthetic body (b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventor: Juan C. Parodi
  • Publication number: 20030023248
    Abstract: Systems and methods apply a suture within a blood vessel lumen. The systems and methods advance within a blood vessel lumen a catheter tube having a distal region that carries a suture applicator. The systems and methods operate the suture applicator from a location external to the blood vessel lumen to apply a suture to an interior wall of a blood vessel lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventor: Juan C. Parodi
  • Patent number: 6336933
    Abstract: An endovascular surgical device is disclosed for attaching an endovascular prosthesis to a vascular wall. The device includes a tubular member and an applicator device. The tubular member has longitudinal bands separated by slots that are configured to expand upon being placed in compression. The applicator device has a distal end with a rotary head for applying sutures. A portion of the suture is at least partially positioned in the rotary head. A method is described that includes positioning a prosthesis and an endovascular device within a portion of vascular wall that requires reinforcing or repairing. The tubular part is expanded, forcing the prosthesis and vascular wall to expand. The applicator device applies the suture to attach the prosthesis to the vascular wall. Additional sutures can be applied by removing the applicator device, attaching a second suture and repositioning the applicator device to attach a second suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Inventor: Juan C. Parodi
  • Patent number: 5820595
    Abstract: An adjustable inflatable catheter having a shaft, two or more inflatable portions disposed on the shaft and means for adjusting the position of at least one of the inflatable portions relative to the shaft while the catheter is disposed within a body passageway, and a method for adjusting the position of at least one inflatable portion of a catheter relative another inflatable portion of the catheter while the catheter is located in a body passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Inventor: Juan C. Parodi
  • Patent number: 5797949
    Abstract: An apparatus for repairing a body passageway, includes a catheter having first and second inflatable portions, a prosthesis having first and second ends, and a first securing member associated with the first end of the prosthesis and disposed on the second inflatable portion of the catheter. A method of assembling the apparatus for repairing a body passageway, a method of repairing a body passageway, and a method for implanting a prosthesis are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Inventor: Juan C. Parodi
  • Patent number: 5709701
    Abstract: An apparatus for repairing a body passageway, includes a catheter having first and second inflatable portions, a prosthesis having first and second ends, and a first securing member associated with the first end of the prosthesis and disposed on the second inflatable portion of the catheter. A method of assembling the apparatus for repairing a body passageway, a method of repairing a body passageway, and a method for implanting a prosthesis are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Inventor: Juan C. Parodi
  • Patent number: 5693087
    Abstract: An aortic graft for intraluminal delivery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm is provided with at least one wire which is woven into the distal, or lower, end of the graft, which wire permits the distal end of the graft to conform to, and sealingly engage, within the aortic bifurcation region of the aneurysm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Inventor: Juan C. Parodi