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: 20210101163
    Abstract: The present disclosure teaches systems and methods for coating and cooking goods. One system for coating of goods can comprise a source of powder for coating the goods, a source of gas to create a gas stream to carry the powder and the goods in a combined stream through a tunnel or chamber comprising air bearings to keep the goods and the powder from contacting the inner surface of the tunnel or chamber, and a system for recirculating unused powder for reuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventor: Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 10874532
    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: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague
  • Patent number: 10806614
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and apparatus for manufacturing intravascular stents wherein the intravascular stent has its inner surface treated to promote the migration of endothelial cells onto the inner surface of the intravascular stent. In particular, the inner surface of the intravascular stent has at least one groove formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher E Banas, Julio C Palmaz, Eugene A Sprague
  • Patent number: 10786343
    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 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventor: Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 10758383
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and apparatus for manufacturing intravascular stents wherein the intravascular stent has its inner surface treated to promote the migration of endothelial cells onto the inner surface of the intravascular stent. In particular, the inner surface of the intravascular stent has at least one groove formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher E Banas, Julio C Palmaz, Eugene A Sprague
  • Publication number: 20200269020
    Abstract: An apparatus, assembly and method for controlling release of a drug from a drug-eluting balloon during delivery of a drug-eluting balloon to a situs within a body. More particularly, the present invention relates to a diametrically expandable sleeve having a first non-diametrically unexpanded state in which drug retained on or in a drug-eluting balloon is protected from release by a sleeve and a second diametrically expanded state in which drug retained on or in the drug-eluting balloon is exposed for focal release in the body by diametric expansion of the sleeve, exposing openings in the sleeve during diametric expansion and closing the openings in the sleeve when the sleeve is in its diametrically unexpanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Christian G. Palmaz, Julio C. Palmaz, Scott P. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10745799
    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: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Christopher T. Boyle
  • Patent number: 10729824
    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: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC.
    Inventor: Julio C. Palmaz
  • Publication number: 20200215589
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a food injection needle cleaning system and method. The food injection needle cleaning system comprises a cleaning fluid tank coupled to high-pressure pump configured to pump cleaning fluid through at least one inlet, a channel, and at least one outlet of a food injection needle to dislodge and remove debris as well as sanitize the needle. The present disclosure comprises a high-pressure chamber configured to secure the food injection needle and seal around the needle such that fluid enters the needle through an inlet of the high-pressure chamber and exits the needle through a waste line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 10682443
    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: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague
  • Publication number: 20200069447
    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: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Armando Garza, Julio C. Palmaz, Michael Poor
  • Patent number: 10512951
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a food injection needle cleaning system and method. The food injection needle cleaning system comprises a cleaning fluid tank coupled to high-pressure pump configured to pump cleaning fluid through at least one inlet, a channel, and at least one outlet of a food injection needle to dislodge and remove debris as well as sanitize the needle. The present disclosure comprises a high-pressure chamber configured to secure the food injection needle and seal around the needle such that fluid enters the needle through an inlet of the high-pressure chamber and exits the needle through a waste line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Bluebonnet Foods, L.P.
    Inventor: Julio C. Palmaz
  • Publication number: 20190355528
    Abstract: Multi-layer modular capacitors adapted to be electrically coupled to each other and formed into a structural piece that is electrically coupled to an electrical device requiring a power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Gaston Palmaz, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Publication number: 20190328563
    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: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Steven R. Bailey, Christopher E. Banas, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 10456815
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a food injection needle cleaning system and method. The food injection needle cleaning system comprises a cleaning fluid tank coupled to high-pressure pump configured to pump cleaning fluid through at least one inlet, a channel, and at least one outlet of a food injection needle to dislodge and remove debris as well as sanitize the needle. The present disclosure comprises a high-pressure chamber configured to secure the food injection needle and seal around the needle such that fluid enters the needle through an inlet of the high-pressure chamber and exits the needle through a waste line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Bluebonnet Foods, L.P.
    Inventor: Julio C. Palmaz
  • 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: D887003
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Armando Garza, Julio C. Palmaz, Michael Poor