Patents by Inventor Kirsten Valley

Kirsten Valley 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: 10864350
    Abstract: A rapid exchange microcatheter for accessing the intracranial neurovasculature. A side opening through the sidewall is located a first distance proximal to the distal-most tip. A proximal opening located proximal to the side opening is a second distance from the distal-most tip. A distal, reinforced catheter portion extends between a distal end region to a point near the side opening. A proximal, reinforced catheter portion extends a distance from a point near the side opening towards the proximal end of the catheter body. The side opening is positioned within a gap between a proximal end of the distal reinforced catheter portion and a distal end of the proximal reinforced catheter portion. A payload of a cerebral treatment device is housed within the lumen proximal to the side opening. Related devices, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson, Kirsten Valley, Vera Shinsky, Philip Evard
  • Patent number: 10799669
    Abstract: A rapid exchange microcatheter for accessing the intracranial neurovasculature. A side opening through the sidewall is located a first distance proximal to the distal-most tip. A proximal opening located proximal to the side opening is a second distance from the distal-most tip. A distal, reinforced catheter portion extends between a distal end region to a point near the side opening. A proximal, reinforced catheter portion extends a distance from a point near the side opening towards the proximal end of the catheter body. The side opening is positioned within a gap between a proximal end of the distal reinforced catheter portion and a distal end of the proximal reinforced catheter portion. A payload of a cerebral treatment device is housed within the lumen proximal to the side opening. Related devices, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson, Kirsten Valley, Vera Shinsky, Philip Evard
  • Publication number: 20190321171
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an anchoring member having an upstream portion configured to engage with tissue on or near the annulus of the native heart valve and to deform in a non-circular shape to conform to the tissue. The device can also include a mechanically isolated valve support coupled to the anchoring member and configured to support a prosthetic valve. The device can further include an atrial extension member extending radially outward from the upstream portion of the anchoring member and which is deformable without substantially deforming the anchoring member. In some embodiments, the upstream portion of the anchoring member and the extension member may be deformed while the valve support remains sufficiently stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: John Morriss, Matt McLean, Maureen Bensing, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hanson Gifford, III, Katie Miyashiro, David Jerry Scott, David Trask, Kirsten Valley
  • Patent number: 10426497
    Abstract: An anchoring delivery system for use in an intracranial artery is provided including a tethering device having an elongated tether and an anchor coupled to a distal end of the tether. The anchor is deployable from a low profile configuration to a higher profile configuration to fix the distal end of the tether at an anchoring site in an anchoring vessel. The tethering device is configured to be used with a guide-sheath having a lumen configured to receive the tether. Related devices, systems, and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Joey English, Randolf von Oepen, Scott D. Wilson, Kirsten Valley, Phil Evard
  • Patent number: 10299917
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an anchoring member having an upstream portion configured to engage with tissue on or near the annulus of the native heart valve and to deform in a non-circular shape to conform to the tissue. The device can also include a mechanically isolated valve support coupled to the anchoring member and configured to support a prosthetic valve. The device can further include an atrial extension member extending radially outward from the upstream portion of the anchoring member and which is deformable without substantially deforming the anchoring member. In some embodiments, the upstream portion of the anchoring member and the extension member may be deformed while the valve support remains sufficiently stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: John Morriss, Matt McLean, Maureen Bensing, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hanson Gifford, III, Katie Miyashiro, David Jerry Scott, David Trask, Kirsten Valley
  • Publication number: 20180361114
    Abstract: A rapid exchange microcatheter for accessing the intracranial neurovasculature. A side opening through the sidewall is located a first distance proximal to the distal-most tip. A proximal opening located proximal to the side opening is a second distance from the distal-most tip. A distal, reinforced catheter portion extends between a distal end region to a point near the side opening. A proximal, reinforced catheter portion extends a distance from a point near the side opening towards the proximal end of the catheter body. The side opening is positioned within a gap between a proximal end of the distal reinforced catheter portion and a distal end of the proximal reinforced catheter portion. A payload of a cerebral treatment device is housed within the lumen proximal to the side opening. Related devices, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson, Kirsten Valley, Vera Shinsky, Philip Evard
  • Publication number: 20180207399
    Abstract: A rapid exchange microcatheter for accessing the intracranial neurovasculature. A side opening through the sidewall is located a first distance proximal to the distal-most tip. A proximal opening located proximal to the side opening is a second distance from the distal-most tip. A distal, reinforced catheter portion extends between a distal end region to a point near the side opening. A proximal, reinforced catheter portion extends a distance from a point near the side opening towards the proximal end of the catheter body. The side opening is positioned within a gap between a proximal end of the distal reinforced catheter portion and a distal end of the proximal reinforced catheter portion. A payload of a cerebral treatment device is housed within the lumen proximal to the side opening. Related devices, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson, Kirsten Valley, Vera Shinsky, Philip Evard
  • Publication number: 20180028205
    Abstract: An anchoring delivery system for use in an intracranial artery is provided including a tethering device having an elongated tether and an anchor coupled to a distal end of the tether. The anchor is deployable from a low profile configuration to a higher profile configuration to fix the distal end of the tether at an anchoring site in an anchoring vessel. The tethering device is configured to be used with a guide-sheath having a lumen configured to receive the tether. Related devices, systems, and methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Joey English, Scott D. Wilson, Kirsten Valley, Philip Evard
  • Publication number: 20170165057
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an anchoring member having an upstream portion configured to engage with tissue on or near the annulus of the native heart valve and to deform in a non-circular shape to conform to the tissue. The device can also include a mechanically isolated valve support coupled to the anchoring member and configured to support a prosthetic valve. The device can further include an atrial extension member extending radially outward from the upstream portion of the anchoring member and which is deformable without substantially deforming the anchoring member. In some embodiments, the upstream portion of the anchoring member and the extension member may be deformed while the valve support remains sufficiently stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: John Morriss, Matt McLean, Maureen Bensing, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hanson Gifford, III, Katie Miyashiro, David Jerry Scott, David Trask, Kirsten Valley
  • Patent number: 9655722
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an anchoring member having an upstream portion configured to engage with tissue on or near the annulus of the native heart valve and to deform in a non-circular shape to conform to the tissue. The device can also include a mechanically isolated valve support coupled to the anchoring member and configured to support a prosthetic valve. The device can further include an atrial extension member extending radially outward from the upstream portion of the anchoring member and which is deformable without substantially deforming the anchoring member. In some embodiments, the upstream portion of the anchoring member and the extension member may be deformed while the valve support remains sufficiently stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: John Morriss, Matt McLean, Maureen Bensing, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hanson Gifford, III, Katie Miyashiro, David Jerry Scott, David Trask, Kirsten Valley
  • Publication number: 20170128209
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an anchoring member having an upstream portion configured to engage with tissue on or near the annulus of the native heart valve and to deform in a non-circular shape to conform to the tissue. The device can also include a mechanically isolated valve support coupled to the anchoring member and configured to support a prosthetic valve. The device can further include an atrial extension member extending radially outward from the upstream portion of the anchoring member and which is deformable without substantially deforming the anchoring member. In some embodiments, the upstream portion of the anchoring member and the extension member may be deformed while the valve support remains sufficiently stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: John Morriss, Matt McLean, Maureen Bensing, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hanson Gifford, III, Katie Miyashiro, David Jerry Scott, David Trask, Kirsten Valley
  • Publication number: 20170020540
    Abstract: An anchoring delivery system for use in an intracranial artery is provided including a tethering device having an elongated tether and an anchor coupled to a distal end of the tether. The anchor is deployable from a low profile configuration to a higher profile configuration to fix the distal end of the tether at an anchoring site in an anchoring vessel. The tethering device is configured to be used with a guide-sheath having a lumen configured to receive the tether. Related devices, systems, and methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Joey English, Randolf von Oepen, Scott D. Wilson, Kirsten Valley, Phil Evard
  • Publication number: 20160038280
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an anchoring member having an upstream portion configured to engage with tissue on or near the annulus of the native heart valve and to deform in a non-circular shape to conform to the tissue. The device can also include a mechanically isolated valve support coupled to the anchoring member and configured to support a prosthetic valve. The device can further include an atrial extension member extending radially outward from the upstream portion of the anchoring member and which is deformable without substantially deforming the anchoring member. In some embodiments, the upstream portion of the anchoring member and the extension member may be deformed while the valve support remains sufficiently stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: John Morriss, Matt McLean, Maureen Bensing, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hanson Gifford, III, Katie Miyashiro, David Jerry Scott, David Trask, Kirsten Valley
  • Publication number: 20050148997
    Abstract: Pressure is measured on both sides of an occluding member for determining when pressure forces on the occluding member may cause migration of the occluding member. An alarm indicates when the pressure force on the balloon exceed a predetermined threshold. In another aspect of the invention, a pressure monitor determines when a rate of pressure increase with respect to the fluid volume in the balloon reaches a predetermined threshold when inflating the occluding member. A predetermined amount of fluid is then added to the balloon so that the balloon is not under inflated or over inflated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Kirsten Valley, David Snow, Sylvia Fan, Richard Mueller
  • Publication number: 20040161451
    Abstract: A delivery system for placement of implantable occlusive devices allows placement of the devices place at selected treatment sites in the vascular system. Occlusive filaments produced from gel polymers are delivered by apparatus comprising various grippers, engagers, and couplers that are capable of holding onto the often slippery occlusive devices and of releasing and selectively severing them at desired treatment sites within the human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Applicant: Concentric Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan K. Pierce, Ivan Sepetka, Maria Aboytes, Ron French, Kirsten Valley, John Miller
  • Publication number: 20040115164
    Abstract: This is a surgical device. Specifically disclosed is a delivery system for placement of implantable occlusive devices. In particular, the occlusive devices may be placed at selected treatment sites in the vascular system. The major variation described here is a combination of occlusive filaments produced from gel polymers and various grippers, engagers, and couplers that are capable of holding onto the often slippery occlusive devices and of releasing them at desired treatment sites within the human body. Processes for use of such devices are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Ryan K. Pierce, Ivan Sepetka, Maria Aboytes, Ron French, Kirsten Valley, John Miller