Patents by Inventor Michael Hoey

Michael Hoey 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: 20190269449
    Abstract: A vapor delivery system and method is provided that is adapted for treating prostate tissue. The vapor delivery system includes a vapor delivery needle configured to deliver condensable vapor energy to tissue. In one method, the vapor delivery system is advanced transurethrally into the patient to access the prostate tissue. The vapor delivery system includes a generator unit and an inductive heating system to produce a high quality vapor for delivery to tissue. Methods of use are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: NxThera, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Noel Hastings, Steven Carlson, Mark Schrom, Michael Hoey
  • Patent number: 10390873
    Abstract: An energy delivery probe is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the energy delivery probe is that it can apply energy to tissue, such as a prostrate, to shrink, damage, denaturate the prostate. In some embodiments, the energy can be applied with a vapor media. The energy delivery probe can include a vapor delivery member configured to extend into a transition zone prostate tissue. A condensable vapor media can be delivered from the vapor delivery member into the transition zone tissue, wherein the condensable vapor media can propagate interstitially in the transition zone tissue and be confined in the transition zone tissue by boundary tissue adjacent to the transition zone tissue. Methods associated with use of the energy delivery probe are also covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, John H. Shadduck
  • Patent number: 10342593
    Abstract: A vapor delivery system and method is provided that is adapted for treating prostate tissue. The vapor delivery system includes a vapor delivery needle configured to deliver condensable vapor energy to tissue. In one method, the vapor delivery system is advanced transurethrally into the patient to access the prostate tissue. The vapor delivery system includes a generator unit and an inductive heating system to produce a high quality vapor for delivery to tissue. Methods of use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NxThera, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Noel Hastings, Steven Carlson, Mark Schrom, Michael Hoey
  • Patent number: 10335222
    Abstract: An induction coil vapor generator is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the vapor generator is that it can inductively generate high quality condensable vapor. The vapor generator can comprise an outer assembly that supports a coil wire, and an inner assembly disposed in the outer assembly. The inner assembly can house a plurality of microtubes configured to be inductively heated by the coil wire to convert a fluid to condensable vapor. The generator can be disposed in a medical device to treat tissue with vapor. One feature of the medical device is that it can apply condensable vapor energy to tissue, such as a prostrate, to shrink, damage, denaturate the prostate. Methods associated with use of the vapor generator are also covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NxThera, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, Roger Noel Hastings, Stephanos Paulos
  • Publication number: 20190110830
    Abstract: A vapor delivery system and method is provided that includes a number of features. In one embodiment, a method comprises inserting a vapor delivery needle into tissue of a patient, activating a flow of vapor from a vapor generator through vapor delivery ports of the vapor delivery needle to cause condensed liquid to exit vapor delivery ports of the vapor delivery needle, generating vapor in the vapor generator, delivering a dose of vapor through the vapor delivery ports of the vapor delivery needle into the tissue, and after the dose of vapor is delivered, re-activating the flow of vapor from the vapor generator through the vapor delivery ports of the vapor delivery needle to prevent a vacuum from forming in the vapor delivery needle. Vapor therapy systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: NxThera, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Noel Hastings, Michael Hoey, Steven Carlson, Matthew Byrne
  • Patent number: 10246661
    Abstract: A lubricant composition includes a base oil, an alkoxylated amide, an ester, and an anti-wear agent including phosphorus. The alkoxylated amide and ester have general formulas (I) and (II), respectively. The lubricant composition may be further defined as a racing oil composition. Also disclosed is a method for maximizing the effectiveness of a friction modifier in a racing oil composition thus increasing the fuel economy of a racing vehicle. The method includes providing the racing oil composition and lubricating an internal combustion engine of a racing vehicle to increase the fuel economy of the racing vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Eugene Scanlon, Thomas Hayden, Alfred Jung, Michael Hoey, Shaun Robert Seibel
  • Patent number: 10194970
    Abstract: A vapor delivery system and method is provided that includes a number of features. In one embodiment, a method comprises inserting a vapor delivery needle into tissue of a patient, activating a flow of vapor from a vapor generator through vapor delivery ports of the vapor delivery needle to cause condensed liquid to exit vapor delivery ports of the vapor delivery needle, generating vapor in the vapor generator, delivering a dose of vapor through the vapor delivery ports of the vapor delivery needle into the tissue, and after the dose of vapor is delivered, re-activating the flow of vapor from the vapor generator through the vapor delivery ports of the vapor delivery needle to prevent a vacuum from forming in the vapor delivery needle. Vapor therapy systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NxThera, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Noel Hastings, Michael Hoey, Steven Carlson, Matthew Byrne
  • Publication number: 20180360523
    Abstract: A vapor delivery needle is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the energy delivery probe is that it can apply condensable vapor energy to tissue, such as a prostrate, to shrink, damage, denaturate the prostate. In some embodiments, the vapor delivery needle can be advanced a predetermined distance into the prostate with a solenoid actuation mechanism. Methods associated with use of the energy delivery probe are also covered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: NXTHERA, INC.
    Inventors: Roger Noel HASTINGS, Mark SCHROM, Steven CARLSON, Michael HOEY, Timothy D. BYLAND, Karliam C. WOO, Brian A. BACHMEIER
  • Patent number: 10106759
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an additive package for a lubricant composition that provides improved compatibility with fluoropolymer seals. The additive package comprises a seal compatibility additive. The disclosure is also directed to a lubricant composition comprising a base oil and a seal compatibility additive. The seal compatibility additive improves the compatibility with fluoropolymer seals of the resultant lubricant composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Kevin DeSantis, Michael Hoey, Al Jung, Phil Rabbat, David Chasan, Stephen Jones
  • Patent number: 10093879
    Abstract: A lubricant composition includes a base oil and a cyclic amine compound. A method of lubricating a system including a fluoropolymer seal with the lubricant composition is also provided. An additive concentrate for a lubricant composition is also provided. The cyclic amine compound is useful for adjusting the total base number of a lubricant composition. The lubricant composition is compatible with fluoropolymer seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Kevin J. Desantis, Michael Hoey, Bjoern Ludolph, Matthias Kiefer
  • Publication number: 20180256238
    Abstract: A vapor delivery system and method is provided that is adapted for treating prostate tissue. The vapor delivery system includes a vapor delivery needle configured to deliver condensable vapor energy to tissue. In one method, the vapor delivery system is advanced transurethrally into the patient to access the prostate tissue. The vapor delivery system is properly positioned by measuring and advancing the system based on a field-of-view of an endoscope or camera disposed within the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Michael HOEY, Roger Noel HASTINGS
  • Patent number: 10066186
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an additive package for a lubricant composition that provides improved fluoropolymer compatibility. The additive package comprises a halide seal compatibility additive and a second seal compatibility additive. The disclosure is also directed to a lubricant composition comprising a base oil, a halide seal compatibility additive, and a second seal compatibility additive. The halide seal compatibility and the second seal compatibility additive improves the fluoropolymer seal compatibility of the resultant lubricant composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Kevin DeSantis, Michael Hoey, Al Jung, Phil Rabbat, David Chasan, Stephen Jones
  • Publication number: 20180199982
    Abstract: An instrument and method for applying thermal energy to targeted tissue. An instrument and method for tissue thermotherapy. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a vapor source comprising a pump configured for providing a flow of liquid media from a liquid media source into a vaporization chamber having a heating mechanism, actuating the pump to provide the liquid into the vaporization chamber, applying energy from the heating mechanism to convert a substantially water liquid media into a minimum water vapor level for causing an intended effect in tissue. For examples such levels can comprise at least 60% water vapor, at least 70% water vapor, at least 80% water vapor or at least 90% water vapor for causing an intended effect in tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Michael HOEY, John H. SHADDUCK
  • Publication number: 20180193079
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for applying energy to tissue, and more particularly relates to a system for ablating or modifying structures in a body with systems and methods that generate a flow of vapor at a controlled flow rate for applying energy to the body structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Tsunami MedTech, LLC
    Inventors: Michael HOEY, John H. SHADDUCK
  • Publication number: 20180193080
    Abstract: A vapor delivery needle is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the energy delivery probe is that it can apply condensable vapor energy to tissue, such as a prostrate, to shrink, damage, or denature tissues of the prostate. Methods associated with use of the energy delivery probe are also covered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Michael HOEY, Roger Noel HASTINGS, Mark SCHROM, Matthew BYRNE, Grant MAUCH, Eric JERKE, Richard Charles KRAVIK
  • Publication number: 20180171257
    Abstract: A lubricant composition includes a base oil, an alkoxylated amide, an ester, and an anti-wear agent including phosphorus. The alkoxylated amide and ester have general formulas (I) and (II), respectively. The lubricant composition may be further defined as a racing oil composition. Also disclosed is a method for maximizing the effectiveness of a friction modifier in a racing oil composition thus increasing the fuel economy of a racing vehicle. The method includes providing the racing oil composition and lubricating an internal combustion engine of a racing vehicle to increase the fuel economy of the racing vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Eugene Scanlon, Thomas Hayden, Alfred Jung, Michael Hoey, Shaun Robert Seibel
  • Publication number: 20180168712
    Abstract: A vapor delivery needle is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the energy delivery probe is that it can apply condensable vapor energy to tissue, such as a prostrate, to shrink, damage, denaturate the prostate. In some embodiments, the vapor delivery needle can be advanced a predetermined distance into the prostate by an actuation mechanism. The actuation mechanism can comprise, for example, a spring, or at least one magnet. Methods associated with use of the energy delivery probe are also covered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Michael HOEY, Mark SCHROM, Stephanos PAULOS, Randall BEYREIS, Mark BILITZ
  • Publication number: 20180168711
    Abstract: A vapor delivery device is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the vapor delivery device is that it can apply condensable vapor energy to tissue, such as a prostrate, to shrink, damage, denaturate tissues of the prostate. The vapor delivery device can include a handle portion and a cartridge portion. The cartridge portion can be configured to be inserted into a lumen of the handle portion to align and position a vapor coil of the cartridge portion within a RF coil of the handle portion. Methods associated with use of the energy delivery probe are also covered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, Roger Noel Hastings, Mark Schrom, Steven Carlson, Matthew Byrne, Karliam C. Woo, Eric Jerke, Richard Charles Kravik
  • Publication number: 20180168713
    Abstract: An instrument and method for tissue thermotherapy including an inductive heating means to generate a vapor phase media that is used for interstitial, intraluminal, intracavity or topical tissue treatment. In one method, the vapor phase media is propagated from a probe outlet to provide a controlled vapor-to-liquid phase change in an interface with tissue to thereby apply ablative thermal energy delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Michael HOEY, John H. SHADDUCK
  • Publication number: 20180134981
    Abstract: A lubricant composition includes a base oil and a cyclic amine compound. A method of lubricating a system including a fluoropolymer seal with the lubricant composition is also provided. An additive concentrate for a lubricant composition is also provided. The cyclic amine compound is useful for adjusting the total base number of a lubricant composition. The lubricant composition is compatible with fluoropolymer seals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin J. Desantis, Michael Hoey, Bjoern Ludolph, Matthias Kiefer