Patents by Inventor Kenneth A. Eliasen

Kenneth A. Eliasen 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: 10478170
    Abstract: A delivery device for inserting a plurality of T-fastener-equipped sutures into a body of a patient in a spaced-apart configuration for the purpose of securing the stomach wall against the abdominal wall, also known as gastropexy, is disclosed. The suture delivery device is configured to deliver multiple sutures using a single needle and without need for reloading, saving time and effort for the clinician and simplifying the suture placement process. In one embodiment, a T-fastener-equipped suture delivery device comprises a housing, a hollow needle extending from the housing, and a plurality of T-fastener-equipped sutures at least partially disposed within one of the needle and the housing. An ejection assembly for successively ejecting the T-fasteners from a distal end of the needle without reloading the delivery device is also included in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Weir, Glade H. Howell, Michael Barenboym, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Matthew J. Cohn
  • Publication number: 20190307991
    Abstract: An aortic occlusion and perfusion device includes an expandable member configured to expand within the aorta to secure the device within the aorta, and a catheter extending proximally from the expandable member and in fluid communication with the expandable member. The catheter can define a plurality of openings along its length through which blood can pass with one or more of the openings located proximal to the expandable member and one or more of the openings located within the expandable member. The device can also include a flow control sheath disposed around the catheter member such that axial movement of the flow control sheath relative to the catheter selectively occludes or uncovers one or more of the openings located proximal to the expandable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth Eliasen, Adam J. Yestrepsky
  • Publication number: 20190252603
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. The access port may include a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. The access port may further include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. The subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on a molded insert that is sandwiched between base and cap portions of the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Martha R. Wiley, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Dwight T. Hibdon, Melissa A. McKinnon, Kelly B. Powers, David M. Cise, Ketan K. Maniar
  • Patent number: 10328244
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for occluding vessels of the heart and inducing cardioplegic arrest to facilitate the performance of cardiac procedures. An aortic occlusion and perfusion device includes an expandable member configured to expand within the aorta to secure the device within the aorta, and a catheter extending proximally from the expandable member and in fluid communication with the expandable member. The catheter can define a plurality of openings along its length through which blood can pass with one or more of the openings located proximal to the expandable member and one or more of the openings located within the expandable member. The device can also include a flow control sheath disposed around the catheter member such that axial movement of the flow control sheath relative to the catheter selectively occludes or uncovers one or more of the openings located proximal to the expandable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Eliasen, Adam J. Yestrepsky
  • Patent number: 10265512
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. The access port may include a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. The access port may further include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. The subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on a molded insert that is sandwiched between base and cap portions of the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Martha R. Wiley, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Dwight T. Hibdon, Melissa A. McKinnon, Kelly B. Powers, David M. Cise, Ketan K. Maniar
  • Publication number: 20170172563
    Abstract: A delivery device for inserting a plurality of T-fastener-equipped sutures into a body of a patient in a spaced-apart configuration for the purpose of securing the stomach wall against the abdominal wall, also known as gastropexy, is disclosed. The suture delivery device is configured to deliver multiple sutures using a single needle and without need for reloading, saving time and effort for the clinician and simplifying the suture placement process. In one embodiment, a T-fastener-equipped suture delivery device comprises a housing, a hollow needle extending from the housing, and a plurality of T-fastener-equipped sutures at least partially disposed within one of the needle and the housing. An ejection assembly for successively ejecting the T-fasteners from a distal end of the needle without reloading the delivery device is also included in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Steven A. Weir, Glade H. Howell, Michael Barenboym, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Matthew J. Cohn
  • Patent number: 9592044
    Abstract: A delivery device for inserting a plurality of T-fastener-equipped sutures into a body of a patient in a spaced-apart configuration for the purpose of securing the stomach wall against the abdominal wall, also known as gastropexy, is disclosed. The suture delivery device is configured to deliver multiple sutures using a single needle and without need for reloading, saving time and effort for the clinician and simplifying the suture placement process. In one embodiment, a T-fastener-equipped suture delivery device comprises a housing, a hollow needle extending from the housing, and a plurality of T-fastener-equipped sutures at least partially disposed within one of the needle and the housing. An ejection assembly for successively ejecting the T-fasteners from a distal end of the needle without reloading the delivery device is also included in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Weir, Glade H. Howell, Michael Barenboym, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Matthew J. Cohn
  • Publication number: 20170028185
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. The access port may include a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. The access port may further include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. The subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on a molded insert that is sandwiched between base and cap portions of the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Martha R. Wiley, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Dwight T. Hibdon, Melissa A. McKinnon, Kelly B. Powers, David M. Cise, Ketan K. Maniar
  • Patent number: 9474888
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. The access port may include a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. The access port may further include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. The subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on a molded insert that is sandwiched between base and cap portions of the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Martha Wiley, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Dwight T. Hibdon, Melissa A. McKinnon, Kelly B. Powers, David M. Cise, Ketan K. Maniar
  • Publication number: 20160158506
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for occluding vessels of the heart and inducing cardioplegic arrest to facilitate the performance of cardiac procedures. An aortic occlusion and perfusion device includes an expandable member configured to expand within the aorta to secure the device within the aorta, and a catheter extending proximally from the expandable member and in fluid communication with the expandable member. The catheter can define a plurality of openings along its length through which blood can pass with one or more of the openings located proximal to the expandable member and one or more of the openings located within the expandable member. The device can also include a flow control sheath disposed around the catheter member such that axial movement of the flow control sheath relative to the catheter selectively occludes or uncovers one or more of the openings located proximal to the expandable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Eliasen, Adam J. Yestrepsky
  • Patent number: 8905916
    Abstract: An implantable injection port for use with a gastric band for treating obesity and for attaching to a tissue of a patient is disclosed. The implantable injection port includes a base having an anchor opening, a gear coupled to the base and rotatable about a central axis, the gear having a plurality of gear teeth, an anchor coupled to the gear, and a top portion spaced apart from the base and having a plurality of top teeth that engage with the plurality of gear teeth. The top portion is rotatable causing rotation of the gear such that the rotation of the gear causes movement of the anchor through the anchor opening of the base and into the tissue of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Jacobs, Mark Orphanos, Chris Maurer, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Matthew B. Denardo
  • Publication number: 20130338494
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. The access port may include a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. The access port may further include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. The subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on a molded insert that is sandwiched between base and cap portions of the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Martha Wiley, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Dwight T. Hibdon, Melissa A. McKinnon, Kelly B. Powers, David M. Cise, Ketan K. Maniar
  • Publication number: 20130281769
    Abstract: An implantable injection port for use with a gastric band for treating obesity and for attaching to a tissue of a patient is disclosed. The implantable injection port includes a base having an anchor opening, a gear coupled to the base and rotatable about a central axis, the gear having a plurality of gear teeth, an anchor coupled to the gear, and a top portion spaced apart from the base and having a plurality of top teeth that engage with the plurality of gear teeth. The top portion is rotatable causing rotation of the gear such that the rotation of the gear causes movement of the anchor through the anchor opening of the base and into the tissue of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Jordan Jacobs, Mark Orphanos, Chris Maurer, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Matthew B. Denardo
  • Publication number: 20120203250
    Abstract: A delivery device for inserting a plurality of T-fastener-equipped sutures into a body of a patient in a spaced-apart configuration for the purpose of securing the stomach wall against the abdominal wall, also known as gastropexy, is disclosed. The suture delivery device is configured to deliver multiple sutures using a single needle and without need for reloading, saving time and effort for the clinician and simplifying the suture placement process. In one embodiment, a T-fastener-equipped suture delivery device comprises a housing, a hollow needle extending from the housing, and a plurality of T-fastener-equipped sutures at least partially disposed within one of the needle and the housing. An ejection assembly for successively ejecting the T-fasteners from a distal end of the needle without reloading the delivery device is also included in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Weir, Glade H. Howell, Michael Barenboym, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Matthew J. Cohn
  • Publication number: 20120041258
    Abstract: An implantable injection port for use with a gastric band for treating obesity and for attaching to a tissue of a patient is disclosed. The implantable injection port includes a base having an anchor opening, a gear coupled to the base and rotatable about a central axis, the gear having a plurality of gear teeth, an anchor coupled to the gear, and a top portion spaced apart from the base and having a plurality of top teeth that engage with the plurality of gear teeth. The top portion is rotatable causing rotation of the gear such that the rotation of the gear causes movement of the anchor through the anchor opening of the base and into the tissue of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Jordan Jacobs, Mark J. Orphanos, Chris Maurer, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Matthew B. DeNardo
  • Patent number: 7766208
    Abstract: A closure device for an arteriotomy includes an elongate hollow shaft and an elongate driver slidably disposed therein. The elongate hollow shaft includes a pair of a pair of opposing actuation tips disposed at a distal end thereof defining a staple chamber there between. An anvil extends into the staple chamber from one of the actuation tips. The closure device includes a release mechanism for spreading apart the pair of opposing actuation tips to provide a gap associated with the anvil, the gap dimensioned such that the staple may pass there through. A method of using the closure device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. Epperly, Richard D. Lobello, Juan-Pablo Mas, Matthew F. Spurchise, Katherine G. Coughlin, Kenneth A. Eliasen
  • Patent number: 7628306
    Abstract: A closure device for an arteriotomy includes an elongate tube having a distal opening, a staple disposed within the tube, and a frangible cap mounted across the distal opening to guard the staple tips against contact with the tissue track. The frangible cap is pierced, fractured or torn when the staple is advanced through the distal opening. A portion of the torn frangible cap may be implanted with the staple as a pledget. The staple may be carried within the elongate tube by a stapler comprising an elongate hollow shaft and an elongate driver slidably disposed therein. A pair of opposing actuation tips is disposed at a distal end of the hollow shaft to define an open-sided staple chamber there between. An anvil is fixedly disposed within the staple chamber, which holds at least a proximal portion of the staple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew F. Spurchise, Richard D. Lobello, Juan-Pablo Mas, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Scott J. Epperly
  • Patent number: 7552853
    Abstract: A closure device for an arteriotomy includes an elongate tube having a distal opening. The elongate tube has least two opposing longitudinal slots and a pair of opposing corners defined where each slot meets the distal opening. A staple is disposed within the tube, the staple having at least two opposing legs aligned with the at least two slots. Each slot is pinched together adjacent the distal opening such that the opposing corners of each slot converge to cover the tip of the respective staple leg to guard the staple tips against contact with the tissue track. The corners of each slot are separable to permit the respective staple leg to pass there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan-Pablo Mas, Matthew F. Spurchise, Richard D. Lobello, Scott J. Epperly, Kenneth A. Eliasen
  • Publication number: 20080177300
    Abstract: A closure device for an arteriotomy includes an elongate hollow shaft and an elongate driver slidably disposed therein. The elongate hollow shaft includes a pair of a pair of opposing actuation tips disposed at a distal end thereof defining a staple chamber there between. An anvil extends into the staple chamber from one of the actuation tips. The closure device includes a release mechanism for spreading apart the pair of opposing actuation tips to provide a gap associated with the anvil, the gap dimensioned such that the staple may pass there through. A method of using the closure device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan-Pablo Mas, Matthew F. Spurchise, Richard D. Lobello, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Scott J. Epperly
  • Publication number: 20080173691
    Abstract: A method for closing an arteriotomy includes providing a guiding system and a closure system. The guiding system is mounted over a dilator, and advanced along a guidewire through the arteriotomy and into the blood vessel lumen. The guiding system includes two stabilization wire guides. A retention foot is disposed at a distal portion of each stabilization wire guide, the foot being deployable into contact against an inner surface of the vessel wall. The guidewire and dilator are withdrawn from the patient, leaving the stabilization wire guides in place. The closure system carries a stapler and is advanced along the stabilization wire guides to an extraluminal position. The stapler is then activated to close the arteriotomy. The retention feet are undeployed and the guiding and closure systems are withdrawn from the body, leaving a staple to hold the arteriotomy closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan-Pablo Mas, Matthew F. Spurchise, Richard D. Lobello, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Scott J. Epperly