Patents by Inventor Michael C Nilson

Michael C Nilson 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: 20200163751
    Abstract: A device for treating disease along a main vessel and at least one branch vessel extending from the main vessel includes a branch member for deployment in the branch vessel, the branch member having a branch lumen; and a main body for deployment in the main vessel. The main body has a generally tubular wall extending generally longitudinally between opposite first and second ends. The wall has an internal surface defining a main lumen and an opposite outer surface. The wall has a recessed portion that is recessed relative to the outer surface of the wall and positioned between the first and second ends of the main body. The main body has an opening formed in the recessed portion of the wall for receiving the branch member therethrough such that the branch lumen is in fluid communication with the main lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. Dake, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Edward E. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10588735
    Abstract: A device for treating disease along a main vessel and at least one branch vessel extending from the main vessel includes a branch member for deployment in the branch vessel, the branch member having a branch lumen; and a main body for deployment in the main vessel. The main body has a generally tubular wall extending generally longitudinally between opposite first and second ends. The wall has an internal surface defining a main lumen and an opposite outer surface. The wall has a recessed portion that is recessed relative to the outer surface of the wall and positioned between the first and second ends of the main body. The main body has an opening formed in the recessed portion of the wall for receiving the branch member therethrough such that the branch lumen is in fluid communication with the main lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Dake, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Edward E. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9387039
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of using medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Michael D. Dake, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu J. Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Publication number: 20160193032
    Abstract: A device for treating disease along a main vessel and at least one branch vessel extending from the main vessel includes a branch member for deployment in the branch vessel, the branch member having a branch lumen; and a main body for deployment in the main vessel. The main body has a generally tubular wall extending generally longitudinally between opposite first and second ends. The wall has an internal surface defining a main lumen and an opposite outer surface. The wall has a recessed portion that is recessed relative to the outer surface of the wall and positioned between the first and second ends of the main body. The main body has an opening formed in the recessed portion of the wall for receiving the branch member therethrough such that the branch lumen is in fluid communication with the main lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Michael D. Dake, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Edward E. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9314328
    Abstract: A device for treating disease along a main vessel and at least one branch vessel extending from the main vessel includes a branch member for deployment in the branch vessel, the branch member having a branch lumen; and a main body for deployment in the main vessel. The main body has a generally tubular wall extending generally longitudinally between opposite first and second ends. The wall has an internal surface defining a main lumen and an opposite outer surface. The wall has a recessed portion that is recessed relative to the outer surface of the wall and positioned between the first and second ends of the main body. The main body has an opening formed in the recessed portion of the wall for receiving the branch member therethrough such that the branch lumen is in fluid communication with the main lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael D. Dake, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Edward E. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20150313626
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of using medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Michael D. Dake, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu J. Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Patent number: 9107681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of using medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: W. L. Gore Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Michael D. Dake, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu J. Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Publication number: 20140012252
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of using medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Michael D. Dake, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu J. Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Patent number: 8556921
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of using medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Michael D. Dake, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu Jagdish Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Publication number: 20130211506
    Abstract: A device for treating disease along a main vessel and at least one branch vessel extending from the main vessel includes a branch member for deployment in the branch vessel, the branch member having a branch lumen; and a main body for deployment in the main vessel. The main body has a generally tubular wall extending generally longitudinally between opposite first and second ends. The wall has an internal surface defining a main lumen and an opposite outer surface. The wall has a recessed portion that is recessed relative to the outer surface of the wall and positioned between the first and second ends of the main body. The main body has an opening formed in the recessed portion of the wall for receiving the branch member therethrough such that the branch lumen is in fluid communication with the main lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Michael D. Dake, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Edward E. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8491613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections. The cutting tool is provided with a delivery catheter and has a remotely actuated cutting blade or cutting wire component. The cutting tool is provided with at least one displacement element. The displacement element assists in placement of the cutting tool at a desired location. The displacement element also assists in maintaining contact between the cutting blade and tissue being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu Jagdish Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Publication number: 20110144672
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of using medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Michael D. Dake, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu Jagdis Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Publication number: 20110118769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections. The cutting tool is provided with a delivery catheter and has a remotely actuated cutting blade or cutting wire component. The cutting tool is provided with at least one displacement element. The displacement element assists in placement of the cutting tool at a desired location. The displacement element also assists in maintaining contact between the cutting blade and tissue being cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Cody L. Bliss, Edward H. Cully, Joel M. Greene, Joshua J. Lovekamp, Michael C. Nilson, Himanshu Jagdish Patel, David M. Williams, William P. Witort
  • Patent number: 7914568
    Abstract: A stent-graft which is particularly useful for applications in biliary ducts. An expandable stent is provided with a covering of a material which is substantially impervious to body fluids and tissue ingrowth and has an increased resistance to bacterial attachment due to its lack of porosity and reduced surface texture. A preferred covering is porous PTFE film rendered substantially non-porous by a coating of a polymeric material such as FEP. The resulting stent has a thin wall for minimum pre-deployment diameter and for minimum interference with fluid flow through the device after implantation. It has good flexibility, allowing its use in curved ducts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H Cully, Erin B Hutchinson, Michael C Nilson, Ricardo A Rivera