Patents by Inventor Mark Bouchier

Mark Bouchier 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: 20200205894
    Abstract: A microwave ablation probe (200; 300; 400), comprising: an applicator (202; 302; 402) arranged to apply microwave radiation to heat surrounding tissue; a feeding cable (204; 304; 404) arranged to supply electromagnetic energy to the applicator; a coolant flow path (206) via which coolant is able to flow; and a choke arranged to reduce power reflected from the applicator (202; 302; 402) along the feeding cable (204; 304; 404). The choke comprises a choke member (208; 209; 308; 408) cooled by coolant flowing in the coolant flow path (206). The choke member (208; 209; 308; 408) extends between two points spaced apart in a direction having at least a component parallel to a longitudinal axis of the feeding cable. The choke member (208; 209; 308; 408) comprises one or more turns extending around the longitudinal axis of the feeding cable. The choke member may be a spiral member (208; 308; 408).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jimmy EATON-EVANS, Giuseppe RUVIO, Martin O'HALLORAN, Jonathan BOUCHIER-HAYES, Mark BRUZZI
  • Publication number: 20080097329
    Abstract: Described are implants, tools, and related methods, for use in pelvic surgery to treat conditions such as prolapse and incontinence, including one embodiment of a method that uses a transcoccyx tissue path; other embodiments that use particular implants with various features relating to, e.g., end portions; and other embodiments relating to particular tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Marc Hodroff, James Cox, Kimberly Anderson, Mark Bouchier
  • Publication number: 20070225546
    Abstract: Surgical articles, implants and components suitable creating composite slings are described. Novel procedures for assembling and utilizing composite slings are also detailed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventors: Kimberly Anderson, Robert Lund, Mark Bouchier, Francis Sturzl, James Gohman, Timothy Bachman
  • Patent number: 7182773
    Abstract: A design and method of manufacture are disclosed for a cavity measurement device used during surgical procedures. The cavity measurement device includes an inflation tube assembly comprising an elongated tube having a distal end and a proximal end and a balloon mounted at the distal end of the elongated tube. The elongated tube and the balloon comprise dissimilar materials and include an adhesive free seal between the elongated tube and the balloon. The inflatable balloon is inserted into a cavity and inflated with a volume of fluid, whereby the balloon volume represents the cavity volume. The mechanical attachment of the balloon onto the tube is substantially leakproof and has an attachment strength greater than the balloon material tensile strength. The mechanical attachment of the present invention substantially eliminates the potential for bond separation and preparatory operations typically associated with adhesive bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Bouchier
  • 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: 20060260618
    Abstract: Described are implants, tools, and related methods, for use in pelvic surgery to treat conditions such as prolapse and incontinence, including one embodiment of a method that uses a transcoccyx tissue path; other embodiments that use particular implants with various features relating to, e.g., end portions; and other embodiments relating to particular tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Marc Hodroff, James Cox, Kimberly Anderson, Mark Bouchier
  • Publication number: 20060183966
    Abstract: Surgical instruments, implantable articles and surgical procedures disclosed for treating medical disorders, particularly incontinence. Improved surgical sling procedures are disclosed. Novel surgical instruments and kits for use in sling procedures are also disclosed. The present invention affords options for surgeons with concomitant advantages to the patient and the healthcare provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Johann Neisz, Robert Lund, Kimberly Anderson, Vicki Vandersloot, Terence Moore, Mark Bouchier, Randy Morningstar, Gary Rocheleau
  • Publication number: 20050267325
    Abstract: The invention relates to implantable surgical articles, particularly those useful for pelvic health, and related methods of making and using the articles, wherein the implantable articles include a rivet to attach materials together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Bouchier, Robert Lund, James Gohman
  • Publication number: 20030083690
    Abstract: A design and method of manufacture are disclosed for a cavity measurement device used during surgical procedures. The cavity measurement device includes an inflation tube assembly comprising an elongated tube having a distal end and a proximal end and a balloon mounted at the distal end of the elongated tube. The elongated tube and the balloon comprise dissimilar materials and include an adhesive free seal between the elongated tube and the balloon. The inflatable balloon is inserted into a cavity and inflated with a volume of fluid, whereby the balloon volume represents the cavity volume. The mechanical attachment of the balloon onto the tube is substantially leakproof and has an attachment strength greater than the balloon material tensile strength. The mechanical attachment of the present invention substantially eliminates the potential for bond separation and preparatory operations typically associated with adhesive bonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Mark Bouchier
  • Patent number: 6533799
    Abstract: A design and method of manufacture are disclosed for a cavity measurement device used during surgical procedures. The cavity measurement device includes an inflation tube assembly comprising an elongated tube having a distal end and a proximal end and a balloon mounted at the distal end of the elongated tube. The elongated tube and the balloon comprise dissimilar materials and include an adhesive free seal between the elongated tube and the balloon. The inflatable balloon is inserted into a cavity and inflated with a volume of fluid, whereby the balloon volume represents the cavity volume. The mechanical attachment of the balloon onto the tube is substantially leakproof and has an attachment strength greater than the balloon material tensile strength. The mechanical attachment of the present invention substantially eliminates the potential for bond separation and preparatory operations typically associated with adhesive bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Bouchier