Patents by Inventor Matthew J. Finch

Matthew J. Finch 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: 20110295182
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for implanting a prosthesis into a heart of a mammal, such as a person. The disclosure includes a prosthesis that acts as a pressure vent between the left and right atria of the heart. The disclosure also includes a mounting tool for mounting the prosthesis onto a loading tool, the loading tool useful for loading the prosthesis onto a device for delivering the prosthesis into the patient's heart. Control devices and methods for using these devices are also disclosed. The intracardiac pressure vents disclosed allow sufficient flow from the left atrium to the right atrium to relieve elevated left atrial pressure and resulting patient symptoms. The devices also limit the amount of flow from the right atrium to the left atrium to minimize the potential for thrombi or other embolic material from entering arterial circulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: DC Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Finch, Stephen J. Forcucci, Edward McNamara, Hiroatsu Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20110295366
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for implanting a prosthesis into a heart of a mammal, such as a person. The disclosure includes a prosthesis that acts as a pressure vent between the left and right atria of the heart. The disclosure also includes a mounting tool for mounting the prosthesis onto a loading tool, the loading tool useful for loading the prosthesis onto a device for delivering the prosthesis into the patient's heart. Control devices and methods for using these devices are also disclosed. The intracardiac pressure vents disclosed allow sufficient flow from the left atrium to the right atrium to relieve elevated left atrial pressure and resulting patient symptoms. The devices also limit the amount of flow from the right atrium to the left atrium to minimize the potential for thrombi or other embolic material from entering arterial circulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: DC Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Finch, Edward McNamara, Hiroatsu Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20110295362
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for implanting a prosthesis into a heart of a mammal, such as a person. The disclosure includes a prosthesis that acts as a pressure vent between the left and right atria of the heart. The disclosure also includes a mounting tool for mounting the prosthesis onto a loading tool, the loading tool useful for loading the prosthesis onto a device for delivering the prosthesis into the patient's heart. Control devices and methods for using these devices are also disclosed. The intracardiac pressure vents disclosed allow sufficient flow from the left atrium to the right atrium to relieve elevated left atrial pressure and resulting patient symptoms. The devices also limit the amount of flow from the right atrium to the left atrium to minimize the potential for thrombi or other embolic material from entering arterial circulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: DC Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Finch, Edward McNamara, Stephen J. Forcucci, Hiroatsu Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20110295183
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for implanting a prosthesis into a heart of a mammal, such as a person. The disclosure includes a prosthesis that acts as a pressure vent between the left and right atria of the heart. The disclosure also includes a mounting tool for mounting the prosthesis onto a loading tool, the loading tool useful for loading the prosthesis onto a device for delivering the prosthesis into the patient's heart. Control devices and methods for using these devices are also disclosed. The intracardiac pressure vents disclosed allow sufficient flow from the left atrium to the right atrium to relieve elevated left atrial pressure and resulting patient symptoms. The devices also limit the amount of flow from the right atrium to the left atrium to minimize the potential for thrombi or other embolic material from entering arterial circulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: DC Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Finch, Edward McNamara
  • Publication number: 20110106002
    Abstract: A medical infusion fluid handling system, such as an APD system, may be arranged to de-cap and connect one or more lines (30) (such as solution lines) with one or more spikes (160) or other connection ports on a fluid handling cassette (24). This feature may reduce a likelihood of contamination since no human interaction is required to de-cap and connect the lines and spikes. For example, an APD system may include a carriage (146) arranged to receive a plurality of solution lines (30) each having a connector end (31a) and a cap (31). The carriage may move along a first direction so as to move the connector ends of the solution lines along the first direction, and a cap stripper (149) may be arranged to engage with caps on the solution lines on the carriage. The cap stripper may move in a second direction transverse to the first direction, as well as to move with the carriage along the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: DEKA Research & Development
    Inventors: Simon C. Helmore, David W. McGill, David J. Hibbard, James D. Dale, Matthew J. Finch, Jesse T. Bodwell, Jason A. Demers
  • Publication number: 20110071624
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for implanting a prosthesis into a heart of a mammal, such as a person. The disclosure includes a prosthesis that acts as a pressure vent between the left and right atria of the heart. The disclosure also includes a mounting tool for mounting the prosthesis onto a loading tool, the loading tool useful for loading the prosthesis onto a device for delivering the prosthesis into the patient's heart. Control devices and methods for using these devices are also disclosed. The intracardiac pressure vents disclosed allow sufficient flow from the left atrium to the right atrium to relieve elevated left atrial pressure and resulting patient symptoms. The devices also limit the amount of flow from the right atrium to the left atrium to minimize the potential for thrombi or other embolic material from entering arterial circulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: DC Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Finch, Edward McNamara
  • Publication number: 20110071623
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for implanting a prosthesis into a heart of a mammal, such as a person. The disclosure includes a prosthesis that acts as a pressure vent between the left and right atria of the heart. The disclosure also includes a mounting tool for mounting the prosthesis onto a loading tool, the loading tool useful for loading the prosthesis onto a device for delivering the prosthesis into the patient's heart. Control devices and methods for using these devices are also disclosed. The intracardiac pressure vents disclosed allow sufficient flow from the left atrium to the right atrium to relieve elevated left atrial pressure and resulting patient symptoms. The devices also limit the amount of flow from the right atrium to the left atrium to minimize the potential for thrombi or other embolic material from entering arterial circulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: DC Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Finch, Edward McNamara
  • Publication number: 20100298755
    Abstract: Several unique intra-cardiac pressure vents, placement catheters, methods of placement and methods of treating heart failure are presented. The intra-cardiac pressure vents presented remain partially open under normal intra-cardiac pressures to allow sufficient flow from the left atrium to the right atrium to enable the relief of elevated left atrial pressure and resulting patient symptoms, and also limit the amount of flow from the right atrium to the left atrium by closing when the pressure in the right atrium exceeds the pressure in the left atrium by a predetermined amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Edward McNamara, David Celermajer, Stephen J. Forcucci, Hiroatsu Sugimoto, Matthew J. Finch
  • Publication number: 20100256753
    Abstract: Several unique intracardiac pressure vents, placement catheters, methods of placement and methods of treating heart failure are presented. The intracardiac pressure vents presented allow sufficient flow from the left atrium to the right atrium to relieve elevated left atrial pressure and resulting patient symptoms but also limit the amount of flow from the right atrium to the left atrium to minimize the potential for thrombus or other embolic material from entering the arterial circulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Edward McNamara, David Celermajer, Stephen J. Forcucci, Hiroatsu Sugimoto, Matthew J. Finch
  • Publication number: 20100249910
    Abstract: Several unique intracardiac pressure vents, placement catheters, methods of placement and methods of treating heart failure are presented. The intracardiac pressure vents presented allow sufficient flow from the left atrium to the right atrium to relieve elevated left atrial pressure and resulting patient symptoms but also limit the amount of flow from the right atrium to the left atrium to minimize the potential for thrombus or other embolic material from entering the arterial circulation. Retrievability during deployment is improved, in part, by providing at least one segment or portion of the device that is retained within the placement catheter while all other segments or portions of the device are deployed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Edward McNamara, David Celermajer, Stephen J. Forcucci, Hiroatsu Sugimoto, Matthew J. Finch
  • Patent number: D637293
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Katherine M. Hickey, Jacob W. Scarpaci, David J. Hibbard, David E. Collins, Matthew J. Finch, Jason A. Demers