Patents by Inventor Kenneth M. Galt

Kenneth M. Galt 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: 20190343679
    Abstract: An ocular implant is provided. In some embodiments, the ocular implant includes a body that is curved about a longitudinal central axis and a distal body portion that defines a longitudinal channel including a channel opening. The implant is sized and configured such that the ocular implant assumes an orientation in which the channel opening is adjacent a major side of Schlemm's canal when the ocular implant is disposed in Schlemm's canal. Methods for delivering ocular implants into Schlemm's canal are also provided. Some methods include covering openings in the ocular implant, advancing the implant into Schlemm's canal while at least some of the openings are covered, and uncovering the openings while the distal portion of the implant is disposed in Schlemm's canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: John WARDLE, Andrew T. SCHIEBER, Kenneth M. GALT
  • Patent number: 10406025
    Abstract: An ocular implant is provided. In some embodiments, the ocular implant includes a body that is curved about a longitudinal central axis and a distal body portion that defines a longitudinal channel including a channel opening. The implant is sized and configured such that the ocular implant assumes an orientation in which the channel opening is adjacent a major side of Schlemm's canal when the ocular implant is disposed in Schlemm's canal. Methods for delivering ocular implants into Schlemm's canal are also provided. Some methods include covering openings in the ocular implant, advancing the implant into Schlemm's canal while at least some of the openings are covered, and uncovering the openings while the distal portion of the implant is disposed in Schlemm's canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: IVANTIS, INC.
    Inventors: John Wardle, Andrew T. Schieber, Kenneth M. Galt
  • Patent number: 10363168
    Abstract: An ocular implant adapted to reside at least partially in a portion of Schlemm's canal of an eye. The implant includes a spine extending along a longitudinal axis of the implant, a plurality of curved supports extending from the spine, each support comprising a first end extending from a first location on a first side of the spine and a second end extending from a second location on a second side of the spine, the second location being proximal to the first location, so that each support forms a portion of a helix, the spine and supports defining a volume having a maximum width perpendicular to the longitudinal axis between 0.005 inches and 0.04 inches, the ocular implant being configured to bend preferentially in a preferential bending plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: IVANTIS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Schieber, Kenneth M. Galt
  • Publication number: 20190076296
    Abstract: An ocular implant including an intraocular pressure sensor and having an inlet portion and a Schlemm's canal portion distal to the inlet portion, the inlet portion being disposed at a proximal end of the implant and sized and configured to be placed within an anterior chamber of a human eye, the Schlemm's canal portion being arranged and configured to be disposed within Schlemm's canal of the eye when the inlet portion is disposed in the anterior chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: David Theodore VAN METER, Kenneth M. GALT
  • Publication number: 20180369017
    Abstract: An illustrative method for reducing intraocular pressure in a patient may comprise deploying an ocular implant adapted to reside at least partially in a portion of Schlemm's canal of an eye and administering a therapeutic agent comprising a Rho kinase (ROCK) inhibitor to the patient. The ocular implant may be configured to lower the intraocular pressure from an initial to a second pressure within a first range and the therapeutic agent may lower an intraocular pressure to a third pressure within a second range, the third pressure lower than the second pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew T. SCHIEBER, Charles L. EUTENEUER, David T. VAN METER, Kenneth M. GALT
  • Patent number: 9579234
    Abstract: A method of treating glaucoma in a human eye by inserting a distal exit port of a cannula at least partially into Schlemm's canal of the eye; delivering a dye through the cannula into Schlemm's canal; identifying obstructions within Schlemm's canal; and delivering an ocular implant through the cannula into Schlemm's canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: IVANTIS, INC.
    Inventors: John Wardle, Andrew T. Schieber, Kenneth M. Galt
  • Publication number: 20160051406
    Abstract: An ocular implant is provided. In some embodiments, the ocular implant includes a body that is curved about a longitudinal central axis and a distal body portion that defines a longitudinal channel including a channel opening. The implant is sized and configured such that the ocular implant assumes an orientation in which the channel opening is adjacent a major side of Schlemm's canal when the ocular implant is disposed in Schlemm's canal. Methods for delivering ocular implants into Schlemm's canal are also provided. Some methods include covering openings in the ocular implant, advancing the implant into Schlemm's canal while at least some of the openings are covered, and uncovering the openings while the distal portion of the implant is disposed in Schlemm's canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: John WARDLE, Andrew T. SCHIEBER, Kenneth M. GALT
  • Publication number: 20150366710
    Abstract: An ocular implant adapted to reside at least partially in a portion of Schlemm's canal of an eye. The implant includes a spine extending along a longitudinal axis of the implant, a plurality of curved supports extending from the spine, each support comprising a first end extending from a first location on a first side of the spine and a second end extending from a second location on a second side of the spine, the second location being proximal to the first location, so that each support forms a portion of a helix, the spine and supports defining a volume having a maximum width perpendicular to the longitudinal axis between 0.005 inches and 0.04 inches, the ocular implant being configured to bend preferentially in a preferential bending plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew T. SCHIEBER, Kenneth M. GALT
  • Patent number: 9211213
    Abstract: An ocular implant is provided. In some embodiments, the ocular implant includes a body that is curved about a longitudinal central axis and a distal body portion that defines a longitudinal channel including a channel opening. The implant is sized and configured such that the ocular implant assumes an orientation in which the channel opening is adjacent a major side of Schlemm's canal when the ocular implant is disposed in Schlemm's canal. Methods for delivering ocular implants into Schlemm's canal are also provided. Some methods include covering openings in the ocular implant, advancing the implant into Schlemm's canal while at least some of the openings are covered, and uncovering the openings while the distal portion of the implant is disposed in Schlemm's canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: IVANTIS, INC.
    Inventors: John Wardle, Andrew T. Schieber, Kenneth M. Galt
  • Patent number: 9155655
    Abstract: An ocular implant adapted to reside at least partially in a portion of Schlemm's canal of an eye. The implant includes a spine extending along a longitudinal axis of the implant, a plurality of curved supports extending from the spine, each support comprising a first end extending from a first location on a first side of the spine and a second end extending from a second location on a second side of the spine, the second location being proximal to the first location, so that each support forms a portion of a helix, the spine and supports defining a volume having a maximum width perpendicular to the longitudinal axis between 0.005 inches and 0.04 inches, the ocular implant being configured to bend preferentially in a preferential bending plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: IVANTIS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Schieber, Kenneth M. Galt
  • Publication number: 20140330163
    Abstract: A biopsy system includes a housing, a cannula, a hollow cutter, and a rotatable tissue sample holder. The cannula extends distally from the housing and is rotatable with respect to the housing. The cutter is movable with respect to the cannula for severing tissue received by the cannula. The tissue sample holder includes a plurality of separate tissue sample compartments, the tissue sample compartments being disposed about an axis of rotation of the tissue sample holder. The biopsy system transports severed tissue samples to the tissue sample holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. Ritchart, J. Michael Stuart, Fred H. Burbank, Kenneth M. Galt
  • Publication number: 20140249463
    Abstract: A method of treating glaucoma in a human eye by inserting a distal exit port of a cannula at least partially into Schlemm's canal of the eye; delivering a dye through the cannula into Schlemm's canal; identifying obstructions within Schlemm's canal; and delivering an ocular implant through the cannula into Schlemm's canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: John WARDLE, Andrew T. SCHIEBER, Kenneth M. GALT
  • Patent number: 8808199
    Abstract: A biopsy system includes a housing, a cannula, a hollow cutter, and a rotatable tissue sample holder. The cannula extends distally from the housing and is rotatable with respect to the housing. The cutter is movable with respect to the cannula for severing tissue received by the cannula. The tissue sample holder includes a plurality of separate tissue sample compartments, the tissue sample compartments being disposed about an axis of rotation of the tissue sample holder. The biopsy system transports severed tissue samples to the tissue sample holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Ritchart, J. Michael Stuart, Fred H. Burbank, Kenneth M. Galt
  • Patent number: 8790276
    Abstract: A biopsy system includes a cannula, a cutter, and a tissue sample holder. The cannula includes a closed distal end and a lateral tissue receiving port. The cutter is coaxially disposed with the cannula for severing tissue received in the tissue receiving port. The tissue sample holder includes a plurality of discrete tissue sample compartments. The biopsy system transports individual tissue samples to the discrete tissue sample compartments of the tissue sample holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Ritchart, J. Michael Stuart, Fred H. Burbank, Kenneth M. Galt
  • Publication number: 20140114229
    Abstract: An ocular implant adapted to reside at least partially in a portion of Schlemm's canal of an eye. The implant includes a spine extending along a longitudinal axis of the implant, a plurality of curved supports extending from the spine, each support comprising a first end extending from a first location on a first side of the spine and a second end extending from a second location on a second side of the spine, the second location being proximal to the first location, so that each support forms a portion of a helix, the spine and supports defining a volume having a maximum width perpendicular to the longitudinal axis between 0.005 inches and 0.04 inches, the ocular implant being configured to bend preferentially in a preferential bending plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: John Wardle, Andrew T. Schieber, Kenneth M. Galt
  • Publication number: 20140088412
    Abstract: A biopsy device includes a needle assembly, a hollow cutter, and a tissue sample housing. The needle assembly includes a needle extending distally from a portion of the biopsy device. The needle includes a tissue receiving opening. The hollow cutter is coaxially arranged with respect to the needle and severs tissue received in the tissue receiving opening of the needle. The tissue sample housing includes a vacuum port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Ritchart, J. Michael Stuart, Fred H. Burbank, Kenneth M. Galt
  • Patent number: 8657776
    Abstract: An ocular implant adapted to reside at least partially in a portion of Schlemm's canal of an eye. The implant includes a spine extending along a longitudinal axis of the implant, a plurality of curved supports extending from the spine, each support comprising a first end extending from a first location on a first side of the spine and a second end extending from a second location on a second side of the spine, the second location being proximal to the first location, so that each support forms a portion of a helix, the spine and supports defining a volume having a maximum width perpendicular to the longitudinal axis between 0.005 inches and 0.04 inches, the ocular implant being configured to bend preferentially in a preferential bending plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ivantis, Inc.
    Inventors: John Wardle, Andrew T. Schieber, Kenneth M. Galt
  • Patent number: 8591435
    Abstract: A biopsy device may include a housing and a disposable biopsy assembly releasably received in the housing. The disposable biopsy assembly may include a cutter coaxially disposed with respect to a needle, and a plurality of gears may be engaged when the disposable biopsy sample is inserted in the housing. A tissue sample holder may be disposed within housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Ritchart, J. Michael Stuart, Fred H. Burbank, Kenneth M. Galt
  • Publication number: 20130231603
    Abstract: An ocular implant is provided. In some embodiments, the ocular implant includes a body that is curved about a longitudinal central axis and a distal body portion that defines a longitudinal channel including a channel opening. The implant is sized and configured such that the ocular implant assumes an orientation in which the channel opening is adjacent a major side of Schlemm's canal when the ocular implant is disposed in Schlemm's canal. Methods for delivering ocular implants into Schlemm's canal are also provided. Some methods include covering openings in the ocular implant, advancing the implant into Schlemm's canal while at least some of the openings are covered, and uncovering the openings while the distal portion of the implant is disposed in Schlemm's canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: John Wardle, Andrew T. Schieber, Kenneth M. Galt
  • Patent number: 8425449
    Abstract: An ocular implant is provided. In some embodiments, the ocular implant includes a body that is curved about a longitudinal central axis and a distal body portion that defines a longitudinal channel including a channel opening. The implant is sized and configured such that the ocular implant assumes an orientation in which the channel opening is adjacent a major side of Schlemm's canal when the ocular implant is disposed in Schlemm's canal. Methods for delivering ocular implants into Schlemm's canal are also provided. Some methods include covering openings in the ocular implant, advancing the implant into Schlemm's canal while at least some of the openings are covered, and uncovering the openings while the distal portion of the implant is disposed in Schlemm's canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Ivantis, Inc.
    Inventors: John Wardle, Andrew T. Schieber, Kenneth M. Galt