Patents by Inventor Julio C. Palmaz

Julio C. Palmaz 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: 20190307926
    Abstract: Implantable materials having defined patterns of affinity regions for binding endothelial cells and providing for directed endothelial cell migration across the surface of the material. The affinity regions include photochemically altered regions of a material surface and physical members patterned on the material surface that exhibit a greater affinity for endothelial cell binding and migration than the remaining regions of the material surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague
  • Patent number: 10433989
    Abstract: An intravascular stent and method of making an intervascular stent having a hybrid pattern a. The hybrid pattern comprises a plurality of circumferentially self-expansible members comprising a plurality of interconnected, geometrically deformable closed cells, adjacent self-expansible members interconnected by a plurality of bridge members linking a first interconnection between two closed cells in a first self-expansible member to a second interconnection between two closed cells in a second self-expansible member, wherein the second interconnection is circumferentially offset and non-adjacent to the first interconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Armando Garza, Julio C. Palmaz, Michael Poor
  • Patent number: 10373767
    Abstract: The present invention is a multi-layer modular capacitor that can be adapted to be electrically coupled to other multi-layer modular capacitors and formed into a structural piece that is electrically coupled to an electrical device requiring a power supply. One aspect of the invention includes a method of forming the multi-modular capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: VACTRONIX SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Gaston Palmaz, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 10363125
    Abstract: An implantable medical device that is fabricated from materials that present a blood or body fluid or tissue contact surface that has controlled heterogeneities in material constitution. An endoluminal stent-graft and web-stent that is made of a monolithic material formed into differentiated regions defining structural members and web regions extending across interstitial spaces between the structural members. The endoluminal stent-graft is characterized by having controlled heterogeneities at the blood flow surface of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague, Christopher E. Banas
  • Patent number: 10314949
    Abstract: Implantable materials having defined patterns of affinity regions for binding endothelial cells and providing for directed endothelial cell migration across the surface of the material. The affinity regions include photochemically altered regions of a material surface and physical members patterned on the material surface that exhibit a greater affinity for endothelial cell binding and migration than the remaining regions of the material surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague
  • Publication number: 20190167452
    Abstract: Wireless implantable medical devices, in particular stents, for operably coupling to and functionally interfacing with tissue, such as vascular tissue, adjacent to the implantable medical device, having integrally formed electronic circuitry configured to sense and/or stimulate tissue, such as nerves, adjacent to or in proximity to the situs of the implantable medical device and capable of transmitting signals from the stent to a remote receiver to interrogate conditions in the body or receive signals to stimulate tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Christian G. Palmaz, Scott P. Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20190157014
    Abstract: The present invention is a multi-layer modular capacitor that can be adapted to be electrically coupled to other multi-layer modular capacitors and formed into a structural piece that is electrically coupled to an electrical device requiring a power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Gaston Palmaz, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 10292849
    Abstract: A metal balloon catheter having a main tubular body, a metal balloon proximate a distal end of the main tubular body, a central annulus extending along an entire longitudinal aspect of the catheter for accommodating a guidewire therethrough and an inflation annulus adjacent the central annulus which extends along the longitudinal axis of the main tubular body and terminates in fluid flow communication with an inflation chamber of the metal balloon. The metal balloon catheter may be either unitary integral metal catheter in which the main tubular body and the balloon are fabricated of metal, or it may consist of a polymeric main tubular body and a metal balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Steven R. Bailey, Christopher E. Banas, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Publication number: 20190119808
    Abstract: Implantable medical grafts fabricated of metallic or pseudometallic films of biocompatible materials having a plurality of microperforations passing through the film in a pattern that imparts fabric-like qualities to the graft or permits the geometric deformation of the graft. The implantable graft is preferably fabricated by vacuum deposition of metallic and/or pseudometallic materials into either single or multi-layered structures with the plurality of microperforations either being formed during deposition or after deposition by selective removal of sections of the deposited film. The implantable medical grafts are suitable for use as endoluminal or surgical grafts and may be used as vascular grafts, stent-grafts, skin grafts, shunts, bone grafts, surgical patches, non-vascular conduits, valvular leaflets, filters, occlusion membranes, artificial sphincters, tendons and ligaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Christopher T. Boyle
  • Publication number: 20190083286
    Abstract: The monolithic device comprises a plurality of scaffolding members and a mesh patterned members webbed between the scaffolding members; the mesh patterned member webbed between the scaffolding members surround a lumen and generally expands from a contracted state to an expanded state; and mesh patterned members including a plurality of openings traversing the thickness of the mesh patterned member, and the mesh patterned members including a surface on which a pattern of openings is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Poor, Armando Garza, Scott Carpenter, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Publication number: 20190083223
    Abstract: An implantable medical device having enhanced endothelial migration features, generally comprises: a structural member including a leading edge and a trailing edge interconnected by a third surface region, the leading edge including a second surface region in a generally curvilinear cross-section, and the trailing edge including a fourth surface region in a generally curvilinear cross-section, whereby blood flow over the second surface region generate shear stress at the second surface region without an eddy region in the second surface region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventor: Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 10206772
    Abstract: An implantable medical device having enhanced endothelial migration features, generally comprises: a structural member including a leading edge and a trailing edge interconnected by a third surface region, the leading edge including a second surface region in a generally curvilinear cross-section, and the trailing edge including a fourth surface region in a generally curvilinear cross-section, whereby blood flow over the second surface region generate shear stress at the second surface region without an eddy region in the second surface region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventor: Julio C. Palmaz
  • Publication number: 20190038815
    Abstract: An implantable biocompatible material includes one or more vacuum deposited layers of biocompatible materials deposited upon a biocompatible base material. At least a top most vacuum deposited layer includes a homogeneous molecular pattern of distribution along the surface thereof and comprises a patterned array of geometric physiologically functional features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventor: Julio C. Palmaz
  • Publication number: 20190021844
    Abstract: An implantable medical device that is fabricated from materials that present a blood or body fluid or tissue contact surface that has controlled heterogeneities in material constitution. An endoluminal stent-graft and web-stent that is made of a monolithic material formed into differentiated regions defining structural members and web regions extending across interstitial spaces between the structural members. The endoluminal stent-graft is characterized by having controlled heterogeneities at the blood flow surface of the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague, Christopher E. Banas
  • Publication number: 20180344904
    Abstract: Implantable materials having defined patterns of affinity regions for binding endothelial cells and providing for directed endothelial cell migration across the surface of the material. The affinity regions include photochemically altered regions of a material surface and physical members patterned on the material surface that exhibit a greater affinity for endothelial cell binding and migration than the remaining regions of the material surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague
  • Patent number: 10143574
    Abstract: The monolithic device comprises a plurality of scaffolding members and a mesh patterned members webbed between the scaffolding members; the mesh patterned member webbed between the scaffolding members surround a lumen and generally expands from a contracted state to an expanded state; and mesh patterned members including a plurality of openings traversing the thickness of the mesh patterned member, and the mesh patterned members including a surface on which a pattern of openings is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Poor, Armando Garza, Scott Carpenter, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 10106884
    Abstract: Implantable medical grafts fabricated of metallic or pseudometallic films of biocompatible materials having a plurality of microperforations passing through the film in a pattern that imparts fabric-like qualities to the graft or permits the geometric deformation of the graft. The implantable graft is preferably fabricated by vacuum deposition of metallic and/or pseudometallic materials into either single or multi-layered structures with the plurality of microperforations either being formed during deposition or after deposition by selective removal of sections of the deposited film. The implantable medical grafts are suitable for use as endoluminal or surgical grafts and may be used as vascular grafts, stent-grafts, skin grafts, shunts, bone grafts, surgical patches, non-vascular conduits, valvular leaflets, filters, occlusion membranes, artificial sphincters, tendons and ligaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Christopher T. Boyle
  • Patent number: 10092390
    Abstract: An implantable medical device that is fabricated from materials that present a blood or body fluid or tissue contact surface that has controlled heterogeneities in material constitution. An endoluminal stent-graft and web-stent that is made of a monolithic material formed into differentiated regions defining structural members and web regions extending across interstitial spaces between the structural members. The endoluminal stent-graft is characterized by having controlled heterogeneities at the blood flow surface of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague, Christopher E. Banas
  • Patent number: 10039866
    Abstract: An implantable biocompatible material includes one or more vacuum deposited layers of biocompatible materials deposited upon a biocompatible base material. At least a top most vacuum deposited layer includes a homogeneous molecular pattern of distribution along the surface thereof and comprises a patterned array of geometric physiologically functional features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: VACTRONIX SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventor: Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 10034967
    Abstract: Implantable materials having defined patterns of affinity regions for binding endothelial cells and providing for directed endothelial cell migration across the surface of the material. The affinity regions include photochemically altered regions of a material surface and physical members patterned on the material surface that exhibit a greater affinity for endothelial cell binding and migration than the remaining regions of the material surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: VACTRONIX SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague