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).

  • Patent number: 11291569
    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: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC.
    Inventors: Michael Poor, Armando Garza, Scott Carpenter, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Publication number: 20220062956
    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: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventor: Julio C. Palmaz
  • Publication number: 20220054288
    Abstract: A stent for vascular interventions having a hybrid open cell geometry. Variants of the stent include bare metal stents and drug-eluting stents. Embodiments of the stent include end projections for radiopaque markers or a discontinuous partial radiopaque coating on low-stress or low-strain regions of the peripheral stent. The stents of the invention are characterized by having thin walls, nested rows of struts, high expansion ratio, high and uniform radial force over entire diametric size and length of device, crush resistance up to and including about 90% of its fully expanded diameter, high fatigue resistance and high corrosion resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Scott P. Carpenter, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Publication number: 20220031483
    Abstract: A stent for vascular interventions having a hybrid open cell geometry. Variants of the stent include bare metal stents and drug-eluting stents. Embodiments of the stent include end projections for radiopaque markers or a discontinuous partial radiopaque coating on low-stress or low-strain regions of the peripheral stent. The stents of the invention are characterized by having thin walls, nested rows of struts, high expansion ratio, high and uniform radial force over entire diametric size and length of device, crush resistance up to and including about 90% of its fully expanded diameter, high fatigue resistance and high corrosion resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Scott P. Carpenter, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Publication number: 20220015887
    Abstract: The invention relates to medical devices that has a surface configured to promote the migration of cells onto the surface of the medical device. In particular, the surface of the medical device has a noncontiguous pattern of topographical features formed therein or thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Scott P. Carpenter, Michael Poor, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 11167327
    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: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Bluebonnet Foods, L.P.
    Inventor: Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 11148154
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Bluebonnet Foods, L.P.
    Inventor: Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 11094476
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific LLC
    Inventors: Christian Gaston Palmaz, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 11045297
    Abstract: The invention relates to medical devices that has a surface configured to promote the migration of cells onto the surface of the medical device. In particular, the surface of the medical device has a noncontiguous pattern of topographical features formed therein or thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: VACTRONIX SCIENTIFIC LLC
    Inventors: Scott Carpenter, Michael Poor, Julio C. Palmaz
  • 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
  • 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