Patents by Inventor Mike C. Barrus

Mike C. Barrus 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: 7981126
    Abstract: Compression plate apparatus enables vessels to be joined together in various anastomosis configurations. The compression plates are guided to each other in a parallel orientation by guides. The compression plate apparatus may be utilized with an intraluminally directed anvil apparatus or an externally positioned anvil apparatus. One of the compression plates assists in the eversion of the anastomosis fenestra contour. One of the compression plates enables a graft vessel to be pre-everted so that the anastomosis fenestra contours are everted. The apparatus provides a structure that enables the vessels to be joined without being penetrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Vital Access Corporation
    Inventors: Duane D. Blatter, Kenneth C. Goodrich, Mike C. Barrus, Bruce M. Burnett
  • Publication number: 20080287972
    Abstract: Compression plate apparatus enables vessels to be joined together in various anastomosis configurations. The compression plates are guided to each other in a parallel orientation by guides. The compression plate apparatus may be utilized with an intraluminally directed anvil apparatus or an externally positioned anvil apparatus. One of the compression plates assists in the eversion of the anastomosis fenestra contour. One of the compression plates enables a graft vessel to be pre-everted so that the anastomosis fenestra contours are everted. The apparatus provides a structure that enables the vessels to be joined without being penetrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Integrated Vascular Interventional Technologies, L.C.
    Inventors: Duane D. Blatter, Kenneth C. Goodrich, Mike C. Barrus, Bruce M. Burnett
  • Patent number: 7160311
    Abstract: Compression plate apparatus enables vessels to be joined together in various anastomosis configurations. The compression plates have locking components such as snap-fit components to maintain the plates together. The compression plate apparatus may be utilized with an intraluminally directed anvil apparatus or an eternally positioned anvil apparatus. One of the compression plates assists in the eversion of the anastomosis fenestra contour. One of the compression plates enables a graft vessel to be pre-everted so that the anastomosis fenestra contours are everted. The appparatus provides a structure that enables the vessels to be joined without being penetrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Interventional Technologies, L.C. (IVIT LC)
    Inventors: Duane D. Blatter, Kenneth C. Goodrich, Mike C. Barrus, Bruce M. Burnett
  • Patent number: 6569173
    Abstract: Compression plates and vascular anvils for anastomosis of structures including end-to-end and end-to-side anastomosis. Vascular anvils cooperate in the opening of the anastomosis fenestra, engagement by a compression plate and subsequent eversion of the anastomosis fenestra contour, and also in establishing the contact engagement of the anastomosed structures. Compression plates hold anastomosed structures while permitting their dilation and keeping the anastomosis leak-proof. One of the compression plates assists in the eversion of the anastomosis fenestra contour. These compression plates and vascular anvils can be used with or without catheterization in minimally invasive interventions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Interventional Technologies, L.C.
    Inventors: Duane D. Blatter, Kenneth C. Goodrich, Mike C. Barrus, Bruce M. Burnett
  • Patent number: 6551334
    Abstract: Anastomosis procedures and anastomosis cutting procedures are achieved with an anvil apparatus that is externally positioned through the wall of a vessel into the vessel lumen. The externally positioned anvil apparatus has an anvil that engages a cutter to form a vessel opening. The anvil is larger than the cutter to enable the vessel to be cut as it is compressed between the cutter and the anvil. The anvil may have a spherical engaging end for use with a cylindrical cutter for forming circular openings in a manner such that the anvil self centers. The anvil and cutter may also be adapted to form elliptical openings. The balloon may be solid or deployable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Interventional Technologies, LC
    Inventors: Duane D. Blatter, Kenneth C. Goodrich, Mike C. Barrus, Bruce M. Burnett, Nemo J. Tullius, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20010023354
    Abstract: Compression plate apparatus enables vessels to be joined together in various anastomosis configurations. The compression plates have locking components such as snap-fit components to maintain the plates together. The compression plate apparatus may be utilized with an intraluminally directed anvil apparatus or an eternally positioned anvil apparatus. One of the compression plates assists in the eversion of the anastomosis fenestra contour. One of the compression plates enables a graft vessel to be pre-everted so that the anastomosis fenestra contours are everted. The appparatus provides a structure that enables the vessels to be joined without being penetrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Publication date: September 20, 2001
    Inventors: Duane D. Blatter, Kenneth C. Goodrich, Mike C. Barrus, Bruce M. Burnett
  • Publication number: 20010016749
    Abstract: Anastomosis procedures and anastomosis cutting procedures are achieved with an anvil apparatus that is externally positioned through the wall of a vessel into the vessel lumen. The externally positioned anvil apparatus has an anvil that engages a cutter to form a vessel opening. The anvil is larger than the cutter to enable the vessel to be cut as it is compressed between the cutter and the anvil. The anvil may have a spherical engaging end for use with a cylindrical cutter for forming circular openings in a manner such that the anvil self centers. The anvil and cutter may also be adapted to form elliptical openings. The balloon may be solid or deployable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Publication date: August 23, 2001
    Inventors: Duane D. Blatter, Kenneth C. Goodrich, Mike C. Barrus, Bruce M. Burnett, Nemo J. Tullius
  • Publication number: 20010004697
    Abstract: Anastomosis procedures are achieved through the use of a system adapted for use with an intraluminally directed anvil apparatus having an anvil pull extending from an anvil. The system has an engager for engaging the anvil pull so that a vessel can be distended by the anvil as the anvil pull is pulled. The system has a cutter for forming an opening in a vessel. The system is adapted for use with a compression plate apparatus used to eversion and holding everted surfaces around the opening together. The system can also be used with an externally positioned anvil apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Publication date: June 21, 2001
    Inventors: Duane D. Blatter, Kenneth C. Goodrich, Mike C. Barrus, Bruce M. Burnett
  • Publication number: 20010004698
    Abstract: Compression plate apparatus enables vessels to be joined together in various anastomosis configurations. The compression plates are guided to each other in a parallel orientation by guides. The compression plate apparatus may be utilized with an intralumninally directed anvil apparatus or an externally positioned anvil apparatus. One of the compression plates assists in the eversion of the anastomosis fenestra contour. One of the compression plates enables a graft vessel to be pre-everted so that the anastomosis fenestra contours are everted. The appparatus provides a structure that enables the vessels to be joined without being penetrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Publication date: June 21, 2001
    Inventors: Duane D. Blatter, Kenneth C. Goodrich, Mike C. Barrus, Bruce M. Burnett