Patents by Inventor Lucas Schneider

Lucas Schneider 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: 20220226105
    Abstract: A method of delivering a valve prosthesis to be deployed within a native heart valve at a native heart valve annulus. The method including collapsing a prosthetic valve having an expandable frame comprising a proximal end and a distal end and a longitudinal axis extending therethrough inside of a delivery instrument, such that a plurality of spaced anchors extending from the distal end of the expandable frame towards the proximal end are collapsed to an inverted position in a collapsed anchor configuration. The method further including advancing the delivery instrument a first distance such that the plurality of spaced anchors extend below the valve annulus, and releasing each of the plurality of spaced anchors such that each of the plurality of spaced anchors is repositioned from the inverted position to an expanded anchor configuration to contact a subannular location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Montag, Lucas Schneider, Kim Bahoora, Zachary Garvey, Todd Mortier, Cyril Schweich, Kavitha Ganesan, Ramji Iyer
  • Publication number: 20220202567
    Abstract: A valve prosthesis to be deployed within a native heart valve at a native heart valve annulus. The valve prosthesis including an expandable frame and a plurality of spaced anchors. The expandable frame includes a proximal end and a distal end and a longitudinal axis extending therethrough. The expandable frame collapses radially for delivery and expands radially upon deployment to an expanded configuration. The plurality of spaced anchors extend from the distal end of the frame towards the proximal end, each anchor formed with a free end, and each anchor being expandable from a collapsed anchor configuration to an expanded anchor configuration, wherein each of the anchors includes a foot angle of from 0 to 45 degrees relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Gunnar Askgaard, Lucas Schneider, Benjamin Montag, Kim Bahoora, Vidhya Ramaswamy, John Pocrnich, Todd Mortier, Cyril Schweich, Kavitha Ganesan, Ramji Iyer
  • Publication number: 20220192830
    Abstract: An anchor assembly having a helical anchor extending through an anchor bore defined in the anchor housing. In some embodiments, at least one helical turn of the helical anchor extends beyond a portion of the anchor bore. In some embodiments, at least one helical turn of the helical anchor extends beyond a side wall of the anchor housing. In some embodiments, the helical turns of the helical anchors of anchor assemblies mounted adjacent one another on an implantable device nest within one another when the implantable device is in an unexpanded configuration. In some embodiments, the distalmost helical turn of the helical anchor has an outer diameter greater than more proximal helical turns of the helical anchor. In some embodiments, the outer diameters of the at least some of the helical turns of the helical anchor taper from a distal end to a proximal end of the helical anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Lucas Schneider, Padraig J. Savage, Matthew Rust
  • Patent number: 10932811
    Abstract: A tissue-removing catheter includes a cutting element. A radially innermost portion of the leading radial wall of a raised element of the cutting element may be spaced a radial distance from the longitudinal axis that is less than 66% of the radius of the annular cutting edge. The cutting element may be extendable through the window during operation such that as the cutting element is being rotated about its longitudinal axis, less than an entire radial portion of the leading radial wall passes through the window. A plurality of abrading members may be formed on at least the central portion of the inner surface of the cutting element to abrade hardened tissue as the cutting element is rotating about its longitudinal axis. A radially outermost portion of the leading radial edge of the raised element may be spaced apart radially from an inner surface of the cutting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ethan A. Guggenheimer, Lucas Schneider, Thomas McPeak, Benjamin Fruland
  • Patent number: 10905458
    Abstract: A tissue-removing catheter includes a tissue-removing element operatively connected to a drive shaft for rotation of the tissue-removing element about an axis of rotation in a cutting direction. A tissue-removing head of the tissue-removing element defines an annular cutting blade. In some embodiments, angularly spaced cutting teeth form the cutting blade. Inner shearing members extend radially inward from the cutting blade. As the tissue-removing element rotates in the cutting direction and advances axially through a body lumen, the annular cutting edge separates the tissue from the body lumen wall. Leading surfaces of the inner shearing members shear the separated tissue radially inwardly. In some embodiments, the tissue-removing element is an integrally formed, one-piece body made by removing material from a blank to form the cutting blade and inner shearing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ethan Andrew Guggenheimer, Victoria Schuman, Virgil Koski, Benjamin Robert Fruland, Lucas Schneider
  • Patent number: 10905459
    Abstract: A tissue-removing catheter includes a tissue-removing element operably connected to a drive shaft for rotation of the tissue-removing element about an axis of rotation in a cutting direction. The tissue-removing element is an integrally formed, one-piece body and has an annular tissue-removing head at the distal end of a tissue-removing element body. In some embodiments, primary tissue-removing components include an integrally formed cutting tooth and inner shearing member and are spaced angularly around the tissue-removing blade. Secondary tissue-removing components include cutting teeth and are interposed between the primary tissue-removing components around the tissue-removing blade. The tissue-removing element is made by removing material from a blank to form the primary and secondary tissue-removing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ethan Andrew Guggenheimer, Victoria Schuman, Lucas Schneider, Benjamin Robert Fruland
  • Patent number: 10743906
    Abstract: A tissue-removing catheter includes a cutter. The catheter also includes a longitudinal force-transmitting member extending along a catheter body and being longitudinally movable relative to the catheter body. A distal end portion of the longitudinal force-transmitting member is operatively connected to a distal longitudinal portion of a cutter housing such that distal movement of the longitudinal force-transmitting member relative to the catheter body and the cutter imparts pivoting of the distal longitudinal portion to its open position to expose the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Lucas Schneider
  • Patent number: 10743908
    Abstract: A tissue-removing catheter includes a cutter having an axial cavity and an opening extending from the axial cavity through the cutter to allow tissue removed from the body lumen by the annular cutting edge to pass proximally through the opening toward a tissue-transport passage of a catheter body. A screw blade extends longitudinally within the interior passage of the catheter body includes an external helical thread for transporting removed tissue proximally within the tissue-transport passage as the screw blade rotates about its axis. A cutter driveshaft extends longitudinally within a driveshaft passage of the screw blade and is rotatable about its axis relative to the screw blade. The cutter driveshaft having a distal end portion operatively coupled to the cutter for driving rotation of the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Bryan Ladd, Lucas Schneider, Daniel J. Vreeman
  • Patent number: 10603068
    Abstract: A catheter for removing tissue from a body lumen include's a rotatable cutter. The cutter includes an annular cutting tip at the distal end portion of the cutter for removing tissue from the body lumen. An axial cavity is defined by an interior surface of the cutter and extends proximally from the annular cutting tip toward the proximal end portion of the cutter. An eccentric opening extends from the central cavity through the cutter to allow tissue removed from the body lumen by the annular cutting tip to pass proximally through the eccentric opening toward an interior passage of the catheter body. The offset opening is offset from the longitudinal axis of the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Lucas Schneider, Benjamin Fruland, Bryan Ladd
  • Patent number: 10405880
    Abstract: A rotatable cutter for a tissue-removing catheter includes a central hub, flutes spaced apart from one another around the circumference of the central hub, and arcuate cutting members. Each cutting member includes an arcuate cutting edge extending along an arc length of the cutting member for cutting tissue as the cutter is rotated. A raised element of each cutting member has a leading cutting edge at a leading end of the distal cutting member for cutting tissue as the cutter is rotated. A clearance portion of each cutting member is recessed, relative to the longitudinal axis of the cutter, from the raised element and extends from the raised element to a trailing end of the cutting member to provide clearance for the leading cutting edge of an adjacent and opposing distal cutting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Lucas Schneider, Benjamin Fruland
  • Patent number: 10406316
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a medical instrument including a flushing chamber, the flushing chamber having a lumen sized and configured to accept a distal end portion of the medical instrument during a cleaning process. The flushing chamber has an inlet port and an outlet port. Proximal and distal sealing members of the flushing chamber seal about the medical instrument when the instrument is inserted into the lumen of the flushing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Zachary Thomas Garvey, John Robert Moberg, Lance Nevala, Lucas Schneider
  • Patent number: 10335188
    Abstract: Drive shafts having helical blades and methods of making are disclosed. In one method a helical auger blade is formed by twisting or sculpting a heated polymer tube which has been placed over a cylindrical drive shaft. In another method a drive shaft is placed within a helical winding and heat is applied to melt polymer which has been coated over one or both of the drive shaft and helical winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jenny Zeroni, Cory David Sills, Victoria Schuman, Marc D. Knutson, Bryan Matthew Ladd, Benjamin Robert Fruland, Lucas Schneider, Alexander J. Rice
  • Patent number: 10314667
    Abstract: A cleaning device for cleaning a medical instrument. First and second body portions in a closed position define a flushing chamber. The medical instrument extends through the flushing chamber. First and second sealing members secured to the first and second body portions engage one another to seal the flushing chamber and engage the medical instrument to form a seal thereabout. Portions of at least the first sealing member are disposed within the flushing chamber. Positive pressure in the flushing chamber urges the first sealing member toward the second and toward the medical instrument to enhance the tightness of the flushing chamber seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Zachary Garvey, Lucas Schneider, Ethan Guggenheimer
  • Patent number: 10292728
    Abstract: A tissue-removing catheter for removing tissue from a body lumen includes a tissue-removing element. The tissue-removing element may be coupled to a first longitudinal body portion of the catheter body. The first longitudinal body portion may be rotatable along its length and relative to a second longitudinal body portion to adjust the angular position of the first longitudinal body portion relative to the second longitudinal body portion. An angular-positioning mechanism may be operatively connected to the tissue-removing element for rotating the tissue-removing element relative to the second longitudinal body portion about a rotational axis to adjust an angular tissue-removing position of the tissue-removing element, relative to the longitudinal axis of the body lumen, from a first angular tissue-removing position to a second angular tissue-removing position offset from the first angular tissue-removing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jason Kessler, Lucas Schneider
  • Patent number: 10292721
    Abstract: A catheter includes a tissue-removing element and a tissue-containment chamber configured to receive tissue removed by the tissue-removing element. The tissue-containment chamber has a tissue-removing opening for use in removing tissue from the chamber. A closure component is associated with the tissue-removing opening for selectively opening and closing the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Ethan Guggenheimer, Benjamin Fruland, Lucas Schneider, Zachary Garvey, Cory Sills
  • Publication number: 20190110808
    Abstract: A cleaning device for cleaning a catheter lumen of a tissue removal catheter has a flushing chamber with distal and proximal seals and an inlet port. The proximal seal is a duckbill seal that includes a pair of opposing duckbill members that slidingly accept the distal end portion of a catheter body to form a seal about the catheter body proximal to a proximal opening in of the catheter lumen. Fluid is directed in the inlet port, into the flushing chamber, into proximal opening in the catheter body, and through the catheter lumen to discharge tissue contained in the catheter lumen. In some embodiments, the cleaning device is preloaded on the catheter body. The cleaning device can have an internal stop that engages with an external stop on the catheter body when the cleaning device is positioned in an operative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Ethan Guggenheimer, Zachary Garvey, Lucas Schneider
  • Patent number: 10258365
    Abstract: A tissue-removing catheter includes a cutter having an axial cavity and an opening extending from the axial cavity through the cutter to allow tissue removed from the body lumen by the annular cutting edge to pass proximally through the opening. A cutter driveshaft defines a tissue-transport passage extending longitudinally therein and in communication with the axial cavity of the cutter. A screw blade extends longitudinally within the tissue-transport passage and includes an external helical thread for transporting removed tissue proximally within the tissue-transport passage as the screw blade rotates about its axis. The cutter driveshaft having a distal end portion operatively coupled to the cutter for driving rotation of the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Bryan Ladd, Lucas Schneider, Daniel J. Vreeman
  • Patent number: 10213224
    Abstract: A cleaning device for cleaning a catheter lumen of a tissue removal catheter has a flushing chamber with distal and proximal seals and an inlet port. The proximal seal is a duckbill seal that includes a pair of opposing duckbill members that slidingly accept the distal end portion of a catheter body to form a seal about the catheter body proximal to a proximal opening in of the catheter lumen. Fluid is directed in the inlet port, into the flushing chamber, into proximal opening in the catheter body, and through the catheter lumen to discharge tissue contained in the catheter lumen. In some embodiments, the cleaning device is preloaded on the catheter body. The cleaning device can have an internal stop that engages with an external stop on the catheter body when the cleaning device is positioned in an operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Ethan Guggenheimer, Zachary Garvey, Lucas Schneider
  • Publication number: 20180325546
    Abstract: A tissue-removing catheter includes a cutter having an axial cavity and an opening extending from the axial cavity through the cutter to allow tissue removed from the body lumen by the annular cutting edge to pass proximally through the opening toward a tissue-transport passage of a catheter body. A screw blade extends longitudinally within the interior passage of the catheter body includes an external helical thread for transporting removed tissue proximally within the tissue-transport passage as the screw blade rotates about its axis. A cutter driveshaft extends longitudinally within a driveshaft passage of the screw blade and is rotatable about its axis relative to the screw blade. The cutter driveshaft having a distal end portion operatively coupled to the cutter for driving rotation of the cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Bryan Ladd, Lucas Schneider, Daniel J. Vreeman
  • Patent number: 10022143
    Abstract: A tissue-removing catheter includes a cutter having an axial cavity and an opening extending from the axial cavity through the cutter to allow tissue removed from the body lumen by the annular cutting edge to pass proximally through the opening. A cutter driveshaft defines a tissue-transport passage extending longitudinally therein and in communication with the axial cavity of the cutter. A screw blade extends longitudinally within the tissue-transport passage and includes an external helical thread for transporting removed tissue proximally within the tissue-transport passage as the screw blade rotates about its axis. The cutter driveshaft having a distal end portion operatively coupled to the cutter for driving rotation of the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Bryan Ladd, Lucas Schneider, Daniel J. Vreeman