Patents by Inventor Lauren Louise Smith

Lauren Louise Smith 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: 20150088098
    Abstract: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides an implanted catheter and an external device that the patient uses to inject a therapeutic into the implanted tube. The implanted catheter can be equipped with a fixation mechanism that secures the catheter in place and eases physician insertion and removal. The fixation mechanism can include shape memory arms having silicone tips or can be a second catheter branch configured to hold the device in the user's sinus cavity. The catheter can also include numerous exit holes to prevent obstruction and deliver the therapeutic. An interface between the implanted catheter and the external device is incorporated, to ensure a reliable seal for medication passage. A method and device for delivery of the catheter to the correct position can also be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew P. Lane, Anastasia Victoria Borok, Creighton Ralph Petty, Lauren Louise Smith, Marton Varady