Patents by Inventor Matt McLean

Matt McLean 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: 20200289265
    Abstract: Cardiac valve repair devices with annuloplasty features and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A cardiac valve repair device configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, an atrial fixation member configured to engage tissue within a left atrium proximate to a native mitral valve and a spring mechanism coupled to an inferior edge portion of the atrial fixation member. The spring mechanism has an extended state with a first length corresponding to a dimension of the atrial fixation member in a deployed state and a relaxed state with a shorter length corresponding to a desired dimension of the native valve annulus. When implanted, the spring mechanism contracts the atrial fixation member such that the native mitral annulus anchored to the atrial fixation member reduces in a cross-sectional dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, Matt McLean, Gaurav Krishnamurthy, Neil Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20200275974
    Abstract: Devices and minimally invasive methods for reducing the size of a cardiac valve annulus in a beating heart. Embodiments of the methods can include advancing an energy delivery catheter into the heart proximate a cardiac valve annulus, the energy delivery catheter having at least two electrodes. Then advancing the two electrodes such that the two electrodes pierce into the cardiac valve annulus at a distance from one another. The methods further include applying an approximating force to at least one of the two electrodes, thereby reducing the distance between the two electrodes, and applying energy between the at least two electrodes, thereby heating and shrinking the annulus in a direction of the approximating force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, Matt McLean, Gaurav Krishnamurthy, James Fann, Doug Sutton
  • Patent number: 10713367
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AppRiver Canada ULC
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Publication number: 20200100897
    Abstract: Devices and methods for implantation at a native mitral valve having a non-circular annulus and leaflets. One embodiment of the device includes a valve support having a first region configured to be attached to a prosthetic valve with a plurality of prosthetic leaflets and a second region. The device can further include an anchoring member having a longitudinal dimension and including a first portion configured to contact tissue at the non-circular annulus, a second portion configured to be attached to the valve support, and a lateral portion between the first portion and the second portion. The second portion of the anchoring member is attached to the second region of the valve support while in a low-profile configuration in which the anchoring member and the valve support are configured to pass through vasculature of a human. The lateral portion is transverse to the longitudinal dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Patent number: 10608980
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AppRiver Canada ULC
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Patent number: 10601764
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AppRiver Canada ULC
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190238494
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Publication number: 20190238493
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Patent number: 10348670
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ZixCorp Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Publication number: 20190201191
    Abstract: A heart valve repair device, comprising an atrial-fixation member having an expandable mesh configured to have oval or circular shape in a deployed configuration, the atrial-fixation member defining a central lumen; and a baffle extending from a portion of the atrial-fixation member, the baffle having an anterior portion with a smooth, atraumatic surface configured to coapt with at least a portion of one or more native leaflets of a native heart valve, a posterior portion configured to engage and displace at least a portion of another native leaflet of the native heart valve, wherein the baffle extends radially inward from the atrial-fixation member into the central lumen to approximate a closed position of the displaced native leaflet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Matt McLean, Hanson S. Gifford, III, James I. Fann, Douglas Sutton
  • Patent number: 10335278
    Abstract: Devices and methods for implantation at a native mitral valve having a non-circular annulus and leaflets. One embodiment of the device includes a valve support having a first region configured to be attached to a prosthetic valve with a plurality of prosthetic leaflets and a second region. The device can further include an anchoring member having a longitudinal dimension and including a first portion configured to contact tissue at the non-circular annulus, a second portion configured to be attached to the valve support, and a lateral portion between the first portion and the second portion. The second portion of the anchoring member is attached to the second region of the valve support while in a low-profile configuration in which the anchoring member and the valve support are configured to pass through vasculature of a human. The lateral portion is transverse to the longitudinal dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Publication number: 20190192286
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for treating native heart valves are disclosed herein. A system for delivering a prosthetic device into a heart of a patient includes an elongated catheter body and a delivery capsule. The delivery capsule can be hydraulically driven to deploy at least a portion of a prosthetic heart valve device. The delivery capsule can release the prosthetic heart valve device at a desired treatment site in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Deem, Hanson Gifford, III, John Morriss, Matt McLean, Michael Luna
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10299927
    Abstract: Devices and methods for implantation at a native mitral valve having a non-circular annulus and leaflets. One embodiment of the device includes a valve support having a first region configured to be attached to a prosthetic valve with a plurality of prosthetic leaflets and a second region. The device can further include an anchoring member having a longitudinal dimension and including a first portion configured to contact tissue at the non-circular annulus, a second portion configured to be attached to the valve support, and a lateral portion between the first portion and the second portion. The second portion of the anchoring member is attached to the second region of the valve support while in a low-profile configuration in which the anchoring member and the valve support are configured to pass through vasculature of a human. The lateral portion is transverse to the longitudinal dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt McLean, John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Patent number: 10258468
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for treating native heart valves are disclosed herein. A system for delivering a prosthetic device into a heart of a patient includes an elongated catheter body and a delivery capsule. The delivery capsule can be hydraulically driven to deploy at least a portion of a prosthetic heart valve device. The delivery capsule can release the prosthetic heart valve device at a desired treatment site in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Deem, Hanson Gifford, III, John Morriss, Matt McLean, Michael Luna
  • Patent number: 10171413
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CIRIUS MESSAGING INC.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Publication number: 20180367496
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Publication number: 20180311037
    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 a first 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 valve support coupled to a second portion of the anchoring member, configured to support a prosthetic valve and having a cross-sectional shape. In some embodiments, the first portion of the anchoring member is mechanically isolated from the valve support such that the cross-sectional shape of the valve support remains sufficiently stable that the prosthetic valve remains competent when the anchoring member is deformed in the non-circular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, James I. Fann, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Matt McLean, Darin Gittings, Michael Luna, Mark Deem, Douglas Sutton, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Publication number: 20180270187
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean