Patents by Inventor Kevin Arnal

Kevin Arnal 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: 10864055
    Abstract: A tray for a soft tissue cutting device includes a housing slot for removably housing the soft tissue cutting device prior to use and a priming slot for receiving the soft tissue cutting device during a priming procedure. The priming slot allows connection of the soft tissue cutting device to a priming syringe for priming the soft tissue cutting device. The tray also includes a safety slot for testing whether the soft tissue cutting device is primed for use and a sterile cover connectable to the tray. The sterile cover substantially encloses the tray when it is connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: Sonex Health, Inc., Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Darryl E. Barnes, Aaron Keenan, Jay Smith, Kevin Arnal, Sara Backlund
  • Patent number: 10806556
    Abstract: An implant or sling sheath system having an overlapping sheath material is provided. The sheath can include two telescoping or overlapping sections. The overlapping sections can include at least one release feature to eliminate or reduce sticking of the overlapping sections together during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Arnal
  • Publication number: 20190110851
    Abstract: A tray for a soft tissue cutting device includes a housing slot for removably housing the soft tissue cutting device prior to use and a priming slot for receiving the soft tissue cutting device during a priming procedure. The priming slot allows connection of the soft tissue cutting device to a priming syringe for priming the soft tissue cutting device. The tray also includes a safety slot for testing whether the soft tissue cutting device is primed for use and a sterile cover connectable to the tray. The sterile cover substantially encloses the tray when it is connected thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Darryl E. Barnes, Aaron Keenan, Jay Smith, Kevin Arnal, Sara Backlund
  • Publication number: 20160310249
    Abstract: An implant or sling sheath system having an overlapping sheath material is provided. The sheath can include two telescoping or overlapping sections. The overlapping sections can include at least one release feature to eliminate or reduce sticking of the overlapping sections together during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin Arnal
  • Publication number: 20070244439
    Abstract: A delivery system for deploying an occlusion device comprises a piston having a threaded proximal end, an elongated delivery catheter having a proximal end, a distal end, and an inner lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends of the delivery catheter, and a drive mechanism comprising an internally threaded nut member and a spring member. The piston, which is coupled at a distal end to the proximal end of the delivery catheter, is moveable between a first axial position and a second axial position. The internally threaded nut member is configured to receive the threaded proximal end of the piston. The spring member, which is coupled to the internally threaded nut member, is configured to rotate the nut member to drive the piston from the first axial position toward the nut member to the second axial position. Driving the piston toward the nut member retracts the attached delivery catheter and deploys an occlusion device from within the inner lumen and through the distal end of the delivery catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventors: James Mujwid, Kevin Arnal
  • Publication number: 20070219466
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering an occluding device to a body lumen comprises an elongated shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, a delivery means for delivering the occluding device to a desired location within the body lumen, and a flexible atraumatic tip on the distal end of the elongated shaft. The distal end of the elongated shaft is insertable into the body lumen. The atraumatic tip is configured to guide the elongated shaft through the body lumen while avoiding perforation of the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: W. Tremulis, Kevin Arnal, Jeffrey Callister, James Mujwid, John Otte, Lori Garlie
  • Publication number: 20070161957
    Abstract: A scope seal and method for sealing a working channel of a hysterscope is disclosed. The scope seal includes a proximal end through which a catheter can be received, a distal end that communicates with a fitting on the hysteroscope, and a substantially hollow body longitudinally extending between the proximal end and the distal end. The scope seal also includes a catheter sealing mechanism positionable within the body, a shaft seal, a chamber configured to receive the fitting of the hysteroscope and a pressure relief chamber. The catheter sealing mechanism can be any one of a duckbill valve, a conic valve, and/or a membrane. The chamber for receiving the fitting on the hysteroscope communicates with the fitting positioned on a proximal end of the hysteroscope, where the working channel of the hysteroscope accommodates a catheter therethrough in order to perform in vivo procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Kevin Guenther, Kevin Arnal
  • Publication number: 20070081348
    Abstract: A medical illumination device including a sterile package, a base, a light housing, and a flexible body. An attachment component of the base may include an adhesive exposable upon removal of the component from the package. The base may have sufficient surface area, sufficient base weight, and sufficient holding strength to effectively provide stability for repositioning. The base may be 50% of the device weight and have a surface area of 1.0 square inch. A second portion of the attachment component may be repositionable without detaching the first portion. Portions may be separately removable from the sterile package. The device may include a second flexible body attaching a second light source to the base. The device may provide a base containing a power means, a lighting means, and a flexible body means. The device may also include a sterile packaging means and repositioning means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Todd Shea, Kevin Arnal
  • Publication number: 20070081358
    Abstract: A medical illumination device including a base, a light housing and a flexible body. The base includes a power source and an attachment component. The attachment component further includes a first portion and a second portion, the first portion attachable to an attachment point and the second portion repositionable relative to the first portion without detaching the first portion from the attachment point. The flexible body has a self-sustaining shape with at least one bendable shaft positioned inside the flexible body. The base provides stability for repositioning of the flexible body. The base has sufficient surface area contacting the attachment point, sufficient base weight, and sufficient holding strength to effectively provide stability for repositioning of the flexible body. The base comprises at least 50% of the weight of the device and has a surface area of at least 1.0 square inch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Todd Shea, Kevin Arnal
  • Publication number: 20070005076
    Abstract: The invention provides a medical screwdriver having a sleeve that can be coupled to the medical screwdriver without the need to align the sleeve to the medical screwdriver. The medical screwdriver includes a body portion having a receiver, a drive shaft, a sleeve, and a coupling connecting the sleeve to the receiver. The sleeve surrounds at least a portion of the drive shaft when coupled to the receiver. The coupling comprises an end of the sleeve and the receiver of the body portion. The end of the sleeve and the receiver are designed so that the end of the sleeve can be coupled with the receiver of the body portion without rotationally aligning the end of the sleeve to the receiver of the body portion and so that the sleeve is prevented from rotating in a direction of rotation during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventor: Kevin Arnal
  • Publication number: 20060287658
    Abstract: A system for ligating a uterine artery in a patient generally includes a suture transfer tool, suture transfer darts, and one or more sutures. The suture transfer tool includes an upper jaw that is pivotally joined to a lower jaw. The lower jaw of the tool includes a number of suture capturing pins. The suture transfer darts are configured to be tissue piercing and are positionable within the suture capturing pins. Each end of the suture is connected to a suture transfer dart. When operating the tool, the suture transfer darts pierce through the tissue to either side of a patient's cardinal ligament, which contains the uterine artery, and simultaneously present an end of the suture to either side of the cardinal ligament. As such, the suture is in an open loop configuration about the cardinal ligament and can be tied tight to the ligament to occlude the uterine artery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: James Mujwid, Kevin Arnal, Robert Lund, Brian Price, James Cox, Kevin Guenther, Jason Westrum, Mark Bouchier
  • Publication number: 20060276808
    Abstract: Surgical procedures, tools, and kits particularly suited to effect uterine artery ligation in a minimally invasive manner to treat uterine fibroids or other conditions of the uterus are disclosed. An incision through the fornix is made to access the uterine arteries supported by the cardinal and uterosacral ligaments. A distal end of one or more sutures is passed around each uterine artery and a portion of the ligament supporting and enclosing the uterine artery, wherein the portion may include a uterine vein. The passage is effected by directing a suture distal end along a first side of the portion of the ligament beyond to the fornix incision, then through the ligament, and then back proximally along the second ligament side toward the fornix incision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin Arnal, James Mujwid
  • Publication number: 20060252980
    Abstract: Improved methods and apparatus to secure a urethral sling to pubic bone in a sub-urethral location to support the urethra and alleviate incontinence are disclosed. The urethral sling is preferably formed of a flexible sheet material extending between opposed first and second sling ends and bounded by opposed first and second sling sides. The urethral sling is selectively tensioned in a central portion intermediate the first and second sling ends and/or in one or both of end portions bracketing the central portion. In one embodiment, pre-positioned plicating lines in the central portion are selectively drawn and tied to slacken the central portion and tension the end portions. In further embodiments, bone anchor lines passed through locations displaced from the sling ends are drawn and fixed to tension the central portion between the displaced locations and slacken the end portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin Arnal, W. Knauf
  • Publication number: 20060235262
    Abstract: Described are surgical instruments for use in surgical procedures, related methods, systems, and kits, the instruments including features that optionally include one or more specific dimensions, and features that may result in an ergonomic advantage during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin Arnal, Christian Gozzi, Peter Rehder
  • Publication number: 20060195007
    Abstract: Described are surgical articles, implants, and components suitable for surgical implant procedures including transobturator surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Kimberly Anderson, Kevin Arnal
  • Publication number: 20060195010
    Abstract: Described are surgical implants, tools, systems, and related methods, useful for implantation of surgical implants, such as those used to treat pelvic conditions including incontinence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin Arnal, Sidney Hauschild, Robert Lund, Suranjan Roychowdhury, David Vancelette
  • Publication number: 20060195011
    Abstract: Described are surgical implants that include a central support portion adapted to be positioned to support pelvic tissue, between mesh end portions adapted to be passed through body tissue, wherein edges of the end portions exhibit extensions that are resistant to deformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin Arnal, Sidney Hauschild, Peter Jacobs, Suranjan Roychowdhury
  • Publication number: 20050055104
    Abstract: The present invention provides a urethral prosthesis including a substrate, an inflatable pillow attached to the substrate, a pressurized reservoir in fluid communication with the pillow and a restrictor. Upon compression of the inflatable pillow, inflating agent is transferred from the inflatable pillow to the pressurized reservoir. Upon terminating compression, inflating agent returns to the inflatable pillow. The urethral prosthesis may be implanted such that the inflatable pillow prevents unintentional voiding of a patient's bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Applicant: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Arnal, Steven Siegel
  • Publication number: 20050027160
    Abstract: The present invention provides a urethral prosthesis including a first and a second arm that join to form a junction, and a stem that is also joined to the junction. The junction is adapted to exert sufficient pressure on a portion of a patient's urethra to prevent unintentional voiding of the patient's bladder. However, upon exerting a tension force on the stem, the pressure exerted by the junction is reduced such that the patient's bladder may be intentionally voided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Applicant: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Siegel, Kevin Arnal, Robert Lund, Kimberly Anderson, Brian Watschke
  • Publication number: 20040091339
    Abstract: A picker/placer is provided with the capability to handle multiple media types while also dealing with drives having various load profiles, all within the same data storage library. This is accomplished by providing the picker/placer with a picker assembly that has slider attached to the driving mechanism to allow lateral movement. Attached to the slider are a pair of picker fingers which are thus also compliant relative to the driving mechanisms of the picker/placer. This arrangement allows the picker fingers to deflect during advancement, whenever an interfering structure is encountered. Further, a compliant pusher assembly is included which provides over travel to deal with hard-stop loading drives, as well as auto-loading drives. Further, the floating picker fingers allows the picker assembly to work with various media types within the same library.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Kevin Arnal, Andy Nelson