Patents by Inventor Matthew Rust

Matthew Rust 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).

  • Patent number: 10695160
    Abstract: Excessive dilation of the annulus of a mitral valve may lead to regurgitation of blood during ventricular contraction. This regurgitation may lead to a reduction in cardiac output. Disclosed are systems and methods relating to an implant configured for reshaping a mitral valve. The implant comprises a plurality of struts with anchors for tissue engagement. The implant is compressible to a first, reduced diameter for transluminal navigation and delivery to the left atrium of a heart. The implant may then expand to a second, enlarged diameter to embed its anchors to the tissue surrounding and/or including the mitral valve. The implant may then contract to a third, intermediate diameter, pulling the tissue radially inwardly, thereby reducing the mitral valve and lessening any of the associated symptoms including mitral regurgitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Matthew Rust, Patrick Macaulay, Terry Wayne Daniels, Kris Kristoffersen
  • Publication number: 20200170787
    Abstract: A system includes a medical device for implanting in a valve of a subject, the implantable medical device having a self-expanding frame; and a holder configured to retain the frame of the implantable medical device in a constricted configuration and to control expansion of the frame. The holder has a controllably constrictable and expandable loop, wherein the loop is disposed about at least a portion of the self-expanding frame such that constriction or expansion of the first loop controls constriction or expansion of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Gloss, Timothy Groen, Carolyn Majkrzak, Behrooz Nadian, Matthew Rust, Timothy Ryan, Matthew Weston, Marc Anderson, Evelyn Birmingham, Mark Casley, Deirdre McGowan Smyth
  • Publication number: 20200146825
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods related to various heart valve implants and for delivery of those implants are described. The implants may be used to re-size a native valve annulus or to replace a native heart valve. The implants include a re-sizable frame having angled struts. The implant is secured to tissue with anchors that can rotate without axial advancement to engage tissue while drawing the implant closer to the tissue. Collars are used to decrease the angle between struts of a frame to contract the implant. The implants can include a rotatable shaft, such as a threaded shaft, located internally to an axially translatable collar. Rotation of the shaft transmits force to the collar to cause the collar to translate axially, closing the angle of adjacent struts and decreasing the width of the implant and thus of the annulus. The implants can be delivered, secured and contracted via a catheter. The implants are repositionable and retrievable via catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Kristian Kristoffersen, Matthew Rust, Richard Glenn, Michael J. Lee, Patrick E. Macaulay, Kenny D. Bruner, Padraig J. Savage, Nathan D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20200129355
    Abstract: A transfer apparatus includes a support with first and second longitudinal sections. A port is provided for inflating the support to transfer a patient or other body. A selective coupling extends between the longitudinal sections to attach the sections together for the transfer of the body on the support, and to at least partially detach the longitudinal sections for removal after the transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron J. Emerson, Matthew Rust
  • Publication number: 20200121461
    Abstract: Features for a restraint to facilitate delivery and deployment of an implantable cardiac device are described. The restraint may include a series of circumferential engagements for securing inwardly corresponding portions of the implant. The restraint may be located inside the implant and provide a radially inward force on the implant. The restraint may include a center shaft having a series of grooves configured to cooperate with corresponding splines of the implant. Distal or proximal advance of the restraint disengages the restraint from the implant. The implant may include a tubular frame configured to contract and be secured by the restraint in a contracted configuration and to expand upon disengagement from the restraint. The restraint may provide for a smaller overall cross-sectional profile of a transcatheter delivery system, for instance by negating the need for a distal delivery sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kenny Dwight Bruner, Padraig J. Savage, Matthew Rust, Christopher Lashinski, Nathan D. Brown, Michael J. Lee
  • Patent number: 10624806
    Abstract: A transfer system includes an air-bearing support with first and second longitudinal sections. A port is provided in flow communication with the first and second longitudinal sections, and configured for inflation of the air-bearing support for transfer of a patient or other body. A selective coupling extends between the first and second longitudinal sections, adapted to attach the first and second sections together for transfer of the body on the air-bearing support, and to at least partially detach the first and second longitudinal sections for separation and removal, e.g., upon deflation of the patient support, after the transfer is accomplished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CEGA Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron J. Emerson, Matthew Rust
  • Patent number: 10568739
    Abstract: A system includes a medical device for implanting in a valve of a subject, the implantable medical device having a self-expanding frame; and a holder configured to retain the frame of the implantable medical device in a constricted configuration and to control expansion of the frame. The holder has a controllably constrictable and expandable loop, wherein the loop is disposed about at least a portion of the self-expanding frame such that constriction or expansion of the first loop controls constriction or expansion of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gloss, Timothy Groen, Carolyn Majkrzak, Behrooz Nadian, Matthew Rust, Timothy Ryan, Matthew Weston, Marc Anderson, Evelyn Birmingham, Mark Casley, Deirdre McGowan Smyth
  • Patent number: 10561557
    Abstract: A transfer system includes an air-bearing support with first and second longitudinal sections. A port is provided in flow communication with the first and second longitudinal sections, and configured for inflation of the air-bearing support for transfer of a patient or other body. A selective coupling extends between the first and second longitudinal sections, adapted to attach the first and second sections together for transfer of the body on the air-bearing support, and to at least partially detach the first and second longitudinal sections for separation and removal, e.g., upon deflation of the patient support, after the transfer is accomplished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CEGA Innovations, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron J. Emerson, Matthew Rust
  • Patent number: 10555813
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods related to various heart valve implants and for delivery of those heart valve implants are described. The implants may be used to re-size a native valve annulus or to replace a native heart valve. The implants include a re-sizable frame having angled struts. Anchors secure the implant to tissue and collars are used to decrease the angle between the struts and contract the frame. The implant thus expands from a first size inside of a delivery catheter, to a second and larger deployed size inside the heart to engage and anchor with the tissue, and then to a third and contracted size to re-size the annulus and/or provide a secure fit for a replacement heart valve. Various delivery systems including imaging capabilities for precise delivery, positioning and anchoring of the various implants are further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Kristian Kristoffersen, Matthew Rust, Richard Glenn, Terry Wayne Daniels, Michael Lee, Patrick Macaulay
  • Patent number: 10548731
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods related to various heart valve implants and for delivery of those implants are described. The implants may be used to re-size a native valve annulus or to replace a native heart valve. The implants include a re-sizable frame having angled struts. The implant is secured to tissue with anchors that can rotate without axial advancement to engage tissue while drawing the implant closer to the tissue. Collars are used to decrease the angle between struts of a frame to contract the implant. The implants can include a rotatable shaft, such as a threaded shaft, located internally to an axially translatable collar. Rotation of the shaft transmits force to the collar to cause the collar to translate axially, closing the angle of adjacent struts and decreasing the width of the implant and thus of the annulus. The implants can be delivered, secured and contracted via a catheter. The implants are repositionable and retrievable via catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Kristian Kristoffersen, Matthew Rust, Richard Glenn, Michael J. Lee, Patrick E. Macaulay, Kenny D. Bruner, Padraig J. Savage, Nathan D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20190374343
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods related to various heart valve implants and for delivery of those heart valve implants are described. The implants may be used to re-size a native valve annulus or to replace a native heart valve. The implants include a re-sizable frame having angled struts. Anchors secure the implant to tissue and collars are used to decrease the angle between the struts and contract the frame. The implant thus expands from a first size inside of a delivery catheter, to a second and larger deployed size inside the heart to engage and anchor with the tissue, and then to a third and contracted size to re-size the annulus and/or provide a secure fit for a replacement heart valve. Various delivery systems including imaging capabilities for precise delivery, positioning and anchoring of the various implants are further described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Kristian Kristoffersen, Matthew Rust, Richard Glenn, Terry Wayne Daniels, Michael Lee, Patrick Macaulay
  • Publication number: 20190321176
    Abstract: Methods related to delivery of various heart valve implants are described. The implant may be delivered using an ultrasound imaging delivery system. The ultrasound imaging delivery system may be used to deliver a variety of different devices, including mitral valve reshaping devices, mitral valve replacement valves, and others. A deployment catheter carrying an implant having a tissue anchor is advanced to a deployment site in a heart. An imaging element is positioned adjacent the implant and a relationship between the tissue anchor and an anatomical landmark in the heart is visualized. The implant is then attached by driving the tissue anchor into tissue in the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Kristian Kristoffersen, Matthew Rust, Richard Glenn, Michael Lee, Patrick Macaulay
  • Publication number: 20190319294
    Abstract: A secondary battery is provided for cycling between a charged and a discharged state, the secondary battery including a battery enclosure, an electrode assembly, carrier ions, a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte within the battery enclosure, and a set of electrode constraints. The set of electrode constraints includes a primary constraint system having first and second primary growth constraints and at least one primary connecting member, the first and second primary growth constraints separated from each other in the longitudinal direction, wherein the primary constraint array restrains growth of the electrode assembly in the longitudinal direction such that any increase in the Feret diameter of the electrode assembly in the longitudinal direction over 20 consecutive cycles of the secondary battery is less than 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Robert S. BUSACCA, Ashok LAHIRI, Murali RAMASUBRAMANIAN, Bruno A. VALDES, Gardner Cameron DALES, Christopher J. SPINDT, Geoffrey Matthew HO, Harrold J. RUST, III, James D. WILCOX, John F. VARNI, Kim Han LEE, Nirav S. SHAH, Richard J. CONTRERAS, Lynn VAN ERDEN, Vladimir DIOUMAEV
  • Publication number: 20190314138
    Abstract: A polymer coating/ring is employed to aid in the sealing and connection of modular elements used in body flow lumens for the exclusion and bypass of diseased regions of the flow lumen, such as where aneurysm occurs adjacent to branching blood vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Prema Ganesan O'Brien, Jonathan Morris, David R. Erickson, Matthew Rust, Curtis Hanson, Jack Chu, Charles Thomas
  • Publication number: 20190262133
    Abstract: Features for a heart valve device are described. The device may include a frame with anchors configured to secure the device to tissue. The frame may include a flared end or skirt for additional securement of the implanted device. The device may include a seal such as a barrier and/or cuff for preventing leakage. The device may contract for endovascular delivery of the device to the heart and expand for securement within the heart, such as the within the native mitral valve annulus. The device may include a replacement valve. The valve may have leaflets configured to re-direct blood flow along a primary flow axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Matthew Rust, Patrick Macaulay, Richard Glenn
  • Publication number: 20190247586
    Abstract: A dispensing mechanism for delivering a dosage of medicament including a housing having a proximal-distal axis; a plunger rod having a screw thread and configured to advance along the proximal-distal axis relative to the housing; a user-operable push button moveable along the proximal-distal axis relative to the housing; a twist driver threadably engaged with the push button such that movement of the push button towards the distal end of the housing causes rotation of the twist driver about the proximal-distal axis; and a driver engaged with the twist driver such that rotation of the twist driver causes rotation of the driver, the driver also engaged with a portion of the plunger rod such that rotation of the driver causes rotation of the plunger rod, advancing the plunger rod along the proximal-distal axis relative to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Antares Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Newton, Patrick Madsen, Matthew Rust, Janice Cox
  • Publication number: 20190221878
    Abstract: A energy storage device for cycling between a charged state and a discharged state, the energy storage device including an enclosure, an electrode assembly and a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte within the enclosure, and a constraint that maintains a pressure on the electrode assembly as the energy storage device is cycled between the charged and the discharged states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Robert S. BUSACCA, Ashok LAHIRI, Murali RAMASUBRAMANIAN, Bruno A. VALDES, Gardner Cameron DALES, Christopher J. SPINDT, Geoffrey Matthew HO, Harrold J. RUST, III, James D. WILCOX, John F. VARNI, Kim Han LEE, Nirav S. SHAH, Richard J. CONTRERAS, Lynn VAN ERDEN, Ken S. MATSUBAYASHI, Jeremie J. DALTON
  • Publication number: 20190207264
    Abstract: A secondary battery for cycling between a charged and a discharged state, wherein a 2D map of the median vertical position of the first opposing vertical end surface of the electrode active material in the X-Z plane, along the length LE of the electrode active material layer, traces a first vertical end surface plot, EVP1, a 2D map of the median vertical position of the first opposing vertical end surface of the counter-electrode active material layer in the X-Z plane, along the length LC of the counter-electrode active material layer, traces a first vertical end surface plot, CEVP1, wherein for at least 60% of the length Lc of the first counter-electrode active material layer (i) the absolute value of a separation distance, SZ1, between the plots EVP1 and CEVP1 measured in the vertical direction is 1000 ?m?|SZ1|?5 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Robert S. BUSACCA, Ashok LAHIRI, Murali RAMASUBRAMANIAN, Bruno A. VALDES, Gardner Cameron DALES, Christopher J. SPINDT, Geoffrey Matthew HO, Harrold J. RUST, III, James D. WILCOX, John F. VARNI, Kim Han LEE, Nirav S. SHAH, Richard J. CONTRERAS, Lynn VAN ERDEN, Ken S. MATSUBAYASHI, Jeremie J. DALTON, Jason Newton HOWARD, Robert Keith ROSEN
  • Patent number: 10335275
    Abstract: Methods related to delivery of various heart valve implants are described. The implant may be delivered using an ultrasound imaging delivery system. The ultrasound imaging delivery system may be used to deliver a variety of different devices, including mitral valve reshaping devices, mitral valve replacement valves, and others. A deployment catheter carrying an implant having a tissue anchor is advanced to a deployment site in a heart. An imaging element is positioned adjacent the implant and a relationship between the tissue anchor and an anatomical landmark in the heart is visualized. The implant is then attached by driving the tissue anchor into tissue in the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MILLIPEDE, INC.
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Kristian Kristoffersen, Matthew Rust, Richard Glenn, Michael Lee, Patrick Macaulay
  • Patent number: 10307244
    Abstract: A polymer coating/ring is employed to aid in the sealing and connection of modular elements used in body flow lumens for the exclusion and bypass of diseased regions of the flow lumen, such as where aneurysm occurs adjacent to branching blood vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Prema Ganesan, Jonathan Morris, David R. Erickson, Matthew Rust, Curtis Hanson, Jack Chu, Charles Thomas