Patents by Inventor Marc S. Kreidler

Marc S. Kreidler 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: 20210030260
    Abstract: A medical instrument may comprise a first articulatable segment having a first diameter, and a second articulatable segment having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter, wherein the second articulatable segment is coupled to the first articulatable segment and extends in a distal direction past the first articulatable segment. The instrument may also comprise a first force transmission element coupled to the first articulatable segment and extending in a proximal direction from the first articulatable segment to a first connector portion, the first connector portion being configured to be releasably coupled with a first actuator, and a second force transmission element coupled to the second articulatable segment and extending in a proximal direction from the second articulatable segment to a second connector portion, the second connector portion being configured to be releasably coupled with a second actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A. JULIAN, Amir BELSON, Aaron W. BROWN, Mark HARASYM, Marc S. KREIDLER, Robert M. OHLINE, Scott J. REINER, Enrique ROMO, Charles E. SWINEHART, Katherine WHITIN
  • Patent number: 10736490
    Abstract: A medical instrument may comprise a first articulatable segment having a first diameter, and a second articulatable segment having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter, wherein the second articulatable segment is coupled to the first articulatable segment and extends in a distal direction past the first articulatable segment. The instrument may also comprise a first force transmission element coupled to the first articulatable segment and extending in a proximal direction from the first articulatable segment to a first connector portion, the first connector portion being configured to be releasably coupled with a first actuator, and a second force transmission element coupled to the second articulatable segment and extending in a proximal direction from the second articulatable segment to a second connector portion, the second connector portion being configured to be releasably coupled with a second actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Julian, Amir Belson, Aaron W. Brown, Mark Harasym, Marc S. Kreidler, Robert M. Ohline, Scott J. Reiner, Enrique Romo, Charles E. Swinehart, Katherine Whitin
  • Publication number: 20190069763
    Abstract: A medical instrument may comprise a first articulatable segment having a first diameter, and a second articulatable segment having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter, wherein the second articulatable segment is coupled to the first articulatable segment and extends in a distal direction past the first articulatable segment. The instrument may also comprise a first force transmission element coupled to the first articulatable segment and extending in a proximal direction from the first articulatable segment to a first connector portion, the first connector portion being configured to be releasably coupled with a first actuator, and a second force transmission element coupled to the second articulatable segment and extending in a proximal direction from the second articulatable segment to a second connector portion, the second connector portion being configured to be releasably coupled with a second actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A. JULIAN, Amir BELSON, Aaron W. BROWN, Mark HARASYM, Marc S. KREIDLER, Robert M. OHLINE, Scott J. REINER, Enrique ROMO, Charles E. SWINEHART, Katherine WHITIN
  • Patent number: 10143458
    Abstract: A method of preventing ingress of material into the left atrium of a heart includes providing a delivery sheath, advancing the sheath distal end through an opening between the right atrium and the left atrium of the heart, providing an expandable cage, delivering the expandable cage to the left atrium, and expanding the expandable cage within the left atrium. The expandable cage includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of supports extending therebetween. The expandable cage also includes a first membrane provided at its proximal end and a second membrane provided at its distal end. The expandable cage has a collapsed configuration so that it can be received within the lumen of the delivery sheath, and an expanded configuration for deployment within the heart. When expanded, the first membrane is positioned at an opening between the left and right atria of the heart, and the second membrane is positioned at the ostium of the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ATRITECH, INC.
    Inventor: Marc S. Kreidler
  • Patent number: 10105036
    Abstract: A connector assembly for controllable articles is described herein. The connector assembly engages force transmission elements used to transmit force from one or more force generators with the force transmission elements used to manipulate a controllable article. Additionally, the connector assembly provides organization thereby simplifying the process of connecting a plurality of elements, usually with a quick, single movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Julian, Amir Belson, Aaron W. Brown, Mark Harasym, Marc S. Kreidler, Robert M. Ohline, Scott J. Reiner, Enrique Romo, Charles E. Swinehart, Katherine Whitin
  • Publication number: 20180206830
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable occlusion device for use in a body lumen such as the left atrial appendage. The occlusion device is removably carried by a deployment catheter. The device may be enlarged or reduced to facilitate optimal placement or removal. Methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander K. Khairkhahan, Andrew G.C. Frazier, Alan R. Klenk, Marc S. Kreidler, Stewart M. Kume, Darrell H. Ogi, Chad C. Roue, Erik J. van der Burg, Dino DeCicco, Michael D. Lesh
  • Patent number: 9943299
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable occlusion device for use in a body lumen such as the left atrial appendage. The occlusion device is removably carried by a deployment catheter. The device may be enlarged or reduced to facilitate optimal placement or removal. Methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Atritech, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander K. Khairkhahan, Andrew G. C. Frazier, Alan R. Klenk, Marc S. Kreidler, Stewart M. Kume, Darrell H. Ogi, Chad C. Roue, Erik J. van der Burg, Dino DeCicco, Michael D. Lesh
  • Publication number: 20180000617
    Abstract: A stent design reduces the likelihood of contact among structural members when the stent diameter is reduced before insertion into the body. In one approach, an undulating link has a J-shaped profile or has an angled portion on one side at the peak of the link, in order to reduce contact during crimping. The stent may also include structural features that improve such aspects as flexibility, the coatibility of a drug coating onto the stent, flare reduction, stent retention within the body and/or reduction of the minimum diameter of the stent during crimping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Marc S. Kreidler, Jessica P. Miller
  • Patent number: 9801743
    Abstract: A stent design reduces the likelihood of contact among structural members when the stent diameter is reduced before insertion into the body. In one approach, an undulating link has a J-shaped profile or has an angled portion on one side at the peak of the link, in order to reduce contact during crimping. The stent may also include structural features that improve such aspects as flexibility, the coatibility of a drug coating onto the stent, flare reduction, stent retention within the body and/or reduction of the minimum diameter of the stent during crimping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Marc S. Kreidler, Jessica P. Miller
  • Publication number: 20170100112
    Abstract: Disclosed is an occlusion device for use in a body lumen such as the left atrial appendage. The occlusion device includes an occlusion member and may also include a stabilizing member. The stabilizing member inhibits compression of the left atrial appendage, facilitating tissue in-growth onto the occlusion member. Methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: ATRITECH, INC.
    Inventors: Erik J. van der Burg, Dino De Cicco, Andrew G.C. Frazier, Alexander K. Khairkhahan, Marc S. Kreidler, Michael D. Lesh, Chad C. Roue
  • Publication number: 20160374657
    Abstract: A method of preventing ingress of material into the left atrium of a heart includes providing a delivery sheath, advancing the sheath distal end through an opening between the right atrium and the left atrium of the heart, providing an expandable cage, delivering the expandable cage to the left atrium, and expanding the expandable cage within the left atrium. The expandable cage includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of supports extending therebetween. The expandable cage also includes a first membrane provided at its proximal end and a second membrane provided at its distal end. The expandable cage has a collapsed configuration so that it can be received within the lumen of the delivery sheath, and an expanded configuration for deployment within the heart. When expanded, the first membrane is positioned at an opening between the left and right atria of the heart, and the second membrane is positioned at the ostium of the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: ATRITECH, INC.
    Inventor: Marc S. Kreidler
  • Publication number: 20160302947
    Abstract: A stent design reduces the likelihood of contact among structural members when the stent diameter is reduced before insertion into the body. In one approach, an undulating link has a J-shaped profile or has an angled portion on one side at the peak of the link, in order to reduce contact during crimping. The stent may also include structural features that improve such aspects as flexibility, the coatibility of a drug coating onto the stent, flare reduction, stent retention within the body and/or reduction of the minimum diameter of the stent during crimping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Marc S. Kreidler, Jessica P. Miller
  • Patent number: 9445895
    Abstract: A method of preventing ingress of material into the left atrium of a heart includes providing a delivery sheath, advancing the sheath distal end through an opening between the right atrium and the left atrium of the heart, providing an expandable cage, delivering the expandable cage to the left atrium, and expanding the expandable cage within the left atrium. The expandable cage includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of supports extending therebetween. The expandable cage also includes a first membrane provided at its proximal end and a second membrane provided at its distal end. The expandable cage has a collapsed configuration so that it can be received within the lumen of the delivery sheath, and an expanded configuration for deployment within the heart. When expanded, the first membrane is positioned at an opening between the left and right atria of the heart, and the second membrane is positioned at the ostium of the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: ATRITECH, INC.
    Inventor: Marc S. Kreidler
  • Patent number: 9402752
    Abstract: A stent design reduces the likelihood of contact among structural members when the stent diameter is reduced before insertion into the body. In one approach, an undulating link has a J-shaped profile or has an angled portion on one side at the peak of the link, in order to reduce contact during crimping. The stent may also include structural features that improve such aspects as flexibility, the coatability of a drug coating onto the stent, flare reduction, stent retention within the body and/or reduction of the minimum diameter of the stent during crimping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Marc S. Kreidler, Jessica P. Miller
  • Patent number: 9314249
    Abstract: A device for containing emboli within a left atrial appendage of a patient includes a frame that is expandable from a reduced cross section to an enlarged cross section and a slider assembly. There is provided in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention methods of preventing retention anchors from projecting outside of the native diameter of the frame, thus facilitating recapture of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Marc S. Kreidler, Andrew G. Frazier
  • Publication number: 20150374491
    Abstract: A method of preventing ingress of material into the left atrium of a heart includes providing a delivery sheath, advancing the sheath distal end through an opening between the right atrium and the left atrium of the heart, providing an expandable cage, delivering the expandable cage to the left atrium, and expanding the expandable cage within the left atrium. The expandable cage includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of supports extending therebetween. The expandable cage also includes a first membrane provided at its proximal end and a second membrane provided at its distal end. The expandable cage has a collapsed configuration so that it can be received within the lumen of the delivery sheath, and an expanded configuration for deployment within the heart. When expanded, the first membrane is positioned at an opening between the left and right atria of the heart, and the second membrane is positioned at the ostium of the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: ATRITECH, INC.
    Inventor: Marc S. Kreidler
  • Publication number: 20150359563
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for facilitating access to the left atrium, and specifically the left atrial appendage. The apparatus may comprise a sheath with first and second curved sections that facilitate location of the fossa ovalis and left atrial appendage. The apparatus may further comprise tissue piercing and dilating structures. Methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: ATRITECH, INC.
    Inventors: Stewart M. Kume, Erik J. van der Burg, Alex K. Khairkhahan, Chad C. Roue, Andrew G.C. Frazier, Alan R. Klenk, Marc S. Kreidler, Darrell H. Ogi
  • Patent number: 9131849
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for facilitating access to the left atrium, and specifically the left atrial appendage. The apparatus may comprise a sheath with first and second curved sections that facilitate location of the fossa ovalis and left atrial appendage. The apparatus may further comprise tissue piercing and dilating structures. Methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: ATRITECH, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander K. Khairkhahan, Andrew G. C. Frazier, Alan R. Klenk, Marc S. Kreidler, Stewart M. Kume, Darrell H. Ogi, Chad C. Roue, Erik J. van der Burg
  • Publication number: 20150133858
    Abstract: A connector assembly for controllable articles is described herein. The connector assembly engages force transmission elements used to transmit force from one or more force generators with the force transmission elements used to manipulate a controllable article. Additionally, the connector assembly provides organization thereby simplifying the process of connecting a plurality of elements, usually with a quick, single movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A. JULIAN, Amir BELSON, Aaron W. BROWN, Mark HARASYM, Marc S. KREIDLER, Robert M. OHLINE, Scott J. REINER, Enrique ROMO, Charles E. SWINEHART, Katherine WHITIN
  • Publication number: 20150039021
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable occlusion device for use in a body lumen such as the left atrial appendage. The occlusion device is removably carried by a deployment catheter. The device may be enlarged or reduced to facilitate optimal placement or removal. Methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander K. Khairkhahan, Andrew G.C. Frazier, Alan R. Klenk, Marc S. Kreidler, Stewart M. Kume, Darrell H. Ogi, Chad C. Roue, Erik J. van der Burg