Patents by Inventor Myles L. Saunders

Myles L. Saunders 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: 5176696
    Abstract: The present invention is improved handles incorporated with a microsurgical instrument. The microsurgical instrument has a pair of crisscrossed members each having a forward functional portion and a rearward portion. Each of the rearward portions of the pair of crisscrossed members is substantially widened for accommodating the fingers of a surgeon's hand, such that the fingers are positioned parallel to the general longitudinal profile of the microsurgical instrument. The forward functional portions may be microsurgical scissors, microsurgical needle holders, microsurgical Aneurysmen clips, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Inventor: Myles L. Saunders
  • Patent number: 4921478
    Abstract: An occlusion catheter for use during the therapeutic intervention of a cerebral blood vessel for flushing away fluid and debris from the area of the therapeutic intervention is provided. The catheter carries an inflatable occlusion balloon capable of being formed into a funnel with the larger end of the funnel facing distally. The funnel-shaped occlusion balloon seals the walls of the vessel to establish retrograde flow of blood. The peripheral walls of the funnel meet the vessel walls at an oblique angle and channel fluid and debris flowing proximally into the funnel to efflux ports at the base of the funnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. Solano, Myles L. Saunders, James Crittenden