Patents by Inventor Nathan Aronson

Nathan Aronson 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: 20200253732
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tissue shaping device adapted to be disposed in a vessel near a patient's heart to reshape the patient's heart. The device comprises a first anchor and a second anchor adapted to be deployed by a catheter to engage a vessel wall while the first anchor is adapted to resist the compression of a first part of the first anchor and resist the expansion of a second part of the first anchor in response to a compressive force on the first part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Cardiac Dimensions Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Gregory D. NIEMINEN, Garrett R. BEGET, Nathan ARONSON, Lucas S. GORDON
  • Publication number: 20190350708
    Abstract: An intravascular support device includes a support or reshaper wire, a proximal anchor and a distal anchor. The support wire engages a vessel wall to change the shape of tissue adjacent the vessel in which the intravascular support is placed. The anchors and support wire are designed such that the vessel in which the support is placed remains open and can be accessed by other devices if necessary. The device provides a minimal metal surface area to blood flowing within the vessel to limit the creation of thrombosis. The anchors can be locked in place to secure the support within the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Mark L. MATHIS, Gregory D. NIEMINEN, Nathan ARONSON, Garrett R. BEGET
  • Publication number: 20190262136
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a tissue shaping device adapted to be disposed in a vessel near a patient's heart to reshape the patient's heart. Such tissue shaping device can include an expandable proximal anchor; a proximal anchor lock adapted to lock the proximal anchor in an expanded configuration; an expandable distal anchor; a distal anchor lock adapted to lock the distal anchor in an expanded configuration; and a connector disposed between the proximal anchor and the distal anchor, the connector having a substantially non-circular cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory D. NIEMINEN, Nathan ARONSON
  • Publication number: 20190150936
    Abstract: The invention provides improved medical devices, therapeutic treatment systems, and treatment methods for treatment of the lung. A lung volume reduction system includes an implantable device having an elongate body that is sized and shaped for delivery via the airway system to a lung airway of a patient. The implant is inserted and positioned while the implant is in a delivery configuration, and is reconfigured to a deployed configuration so as to locally compress adjacent tissue of the lung, with portions of the elongate body generally moving laterally within the airway so as to laterally compress lung tissue. A plurality of such implants will often be used to treat a lung of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: PneumRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Mathis, David Thompson, Nathan Aronson, Patrick Wu
  • Patent number: 10226257
    Abstract: The invention provides improved medical devices, therapeutic treatment systems, and treatment methods for treatment of the lung. A lung volume reduction system includes an implantable device having an elongate body that is sized and shaped for delivery via the airway system to a lung airway of a patient. The implant is inserted and positioned while the implant is in a delivery configuration, and is reconfigured to a deployed configuration so as to locally compress adjacent tissue of the lung, with portions of the elongate body generally moving laterally within the airway so as to laterally compress lung tissue. A plurality of such implants will often be used to treat a lung of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: PneumRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Mathis, David Thompson, Nathan Aronson, Patrick Wu
  • Patent number: 10206778
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a tissue shaping device adapted to be disposed in a vessel near a patient's heart to reshape the patient's heart. Such tissue shaping device can include an expandable proximal anchor; a proximal anchor lock adapted to lock the proximal anchor in an expanded configuration; an expandable distal anchor; a distal anchor lock adapted to lock the distal anchor in an expanded configuration; and a connector disposed between the proximal anchor and the distal anchor, the connector having a substantially non-circular cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Dimensions Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Gregory Nieminen, Nathan Aronson
  • Patent number: 9782558
    Abstract: A lung volume reduction system is disclosed comprising an implantable device adapted to be delivered to a lung airway of a patient in a delivery configuration and to change to a deployed configuration to bend the lung airway. The invention also discloses a method of bending a lung airway of a patient comprising inserting a device into the airway in a delivery configuration and bending the device into a deployed configuration, thereby bending the airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: PneumRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Aronson, Patrick Wu, David Lehrberg, Mark L. Mathis
  • Publication number: 20170189185
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a tissue shaping device adapted to be disposed in a vessel near a patient's heart to reshape the patient's heart. Such tissue shaping device can include an expandable proximal anchor; a proximal anchor lock adapted to lock the proximal anchor in an expanded configuration; an expandable distal anchor; a distal anchor lock adapted to lock the distal anchor in an expanded configuration; and a connector disposed between the proximal anchor and the distal anchor, the connector having a substantially non-circular cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: CARDIAC DIMENSIONS PTY. LTD.
    Inventors: Gregory NIEMINEN, Nathan ARONSON
  • Patent number: 9597186
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a tissue shaping device adapted to be disposed in a vessel near a patient's heart to reshape the patient's heart. Such tissue shaping device can include an expandable proximal anchor; a proximal anchor lock adapted to lock the proximal anchor in an expanded configuration; an expandable distal anchor; a distal anchor lock adapted to lock the distal anchor in an expanded configuration; and a connector disposed between the proximal anchor and the distal anchor, the connector having a substantially non-circular cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: CARDIAC DIMENSIONS PTY. LTD.
    Inventors: Gregory Nieminen, Nathan Aronson
  • Publication number: 20170027585
    Abstract: The invention provides improved medical devices, therapeutic treatment systems, and treatment methods for treatment of the lung. A lung volume reduction system includes an implantable device having an elongate body that is sized and shaped for delivery via the airway system to a lung airway of a patient. The implant is inserted and positioned while the implant is in a delivery configuration, and is reconfigured to a deployed configuration so as to locally compress adjacent tissue of the lung, with portions of the elongate body generally moving laterally within the airway so as to laterally compress lung tissue. A plurality of such implants will often be used to treat a lung of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Mark L. Mathis, David Thompson, Nathan Aronson, Patrick Wu
  • Publication number: 20160310273
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a tissue shaping device adapted to be disposed in a vessel near a patient's heart to reshape the patient's heart. Such tissue shaping device can include an expandable proximal anchor; a proximal anchor lock adapted to lock the proximal anchor in an expanded configuration; an expandable distal anchor; a distal anchor lock adapted to lock the distal anchor in an expanded configuration; and a connector disposed between the proximal anchor and the distal anchor, the connector having a substantially non-circular cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Gregory NIEMINEN, Nathan ARONSON
  • Patent number: 9402632
    Abstract: The invention provides improved medical devices, therapeutic treatment systems, and treatment methods for treatment of the lung. A lung volume reduction system includes an implantable device having an elongate body that is sized and shaped for delivery via the airway system to a lung airway of a patient. The implant is inserted and positioned while the implant is in a delivery configuration, and is reconfigured to a deployed configuration so as to locally compress adjacent tissue of the lung, with portions of the elongate body generally moving laterally within the airway so as to laterally compress lung tissue. A plurality of such implants will often be used to treat a lung of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: PneumRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Mathis, David Thompson, Nathan Aronson, Patrick Wu
  • Patent number: 9320600
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a tissue shaping device adapted to be disposed in a vessel near a patient's heart to reshape the patient's heart. Such tissue shaping device can include an expandable proximal anchor; a proximal anchor lock adapted to lock the proximal anchor in an expanded configuration; an expandable distal anchor; a distal anchor lock adapted to lock the distal anchor in an expanded configuration; and a connector disposed between the proximal anchor and the distal anchor, the connector having a substantially non-circular cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Cardiac Dimensions Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Gregory Nieminen, Nathan Aronson
  • Patent number: 9192403
    Abstract: A lung volume reduction system is disclosed comprising an elongate implantable device adapted to be delivered to a lung airway of a patient in a delivery configuration and to change to a deployed configuration to compress lung tissue. The implant may be longer in axial length than an axial length of the target axial region in which it is deployed. Deployment may involve allowing an end of the implant to move relative to surrounding tissue while the implant is progressively deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: PneumRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Aronson, Mark L. Mathis
  • Publication number: 20150173901
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a tissue shaping device adapted to be disposed in a vessel near a patient's heart to reshape the patient's heart. Such tissue shaping device can include an expandable proximal anchor; a proximal anchor lock adapted to lock the proximal anchor in an expanded configuration; an expandable distal anchor; a distal anchor lock adapted to lock the distal anchor in an expanded configuration; and a connector disposed between the proximal anchor and the distal anchor, the connector having a substantially non-circular cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory NIEMINEN, Nathan ARONSON
  • Publication number: 20150080934
    Abstract: A lung volume reduction system is disclosed comprising an implantable device adapted to be delivered to a lung airway of a patient in a delivery configuration and to change to a deployed configuration to bend the lung airway. The invention also discloses a method of bending a lung airway of a patient comprising inserting a device into the airway in a delivery configuration and bending the device into a deployed configuration, thereby bending the airway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Nathan Aronson, Patrick Wu, David Lehrberg, Mark L. Mathis
  • Patent number: 8974525
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a tissue shaping device adapted to be disposed in a vessel near a patient's heart to reshape the patient's heart. Such tissue shaping device can include an expandable proximal anchor; a proximal anchor lock adapted to lock the proximal anchor in an expanded configuration; an expandable distal anchor; a distal anchor lock adapted to lock the distal anchor in an expanded configuration; and a connector disposed between the proximal anchor and the distal anchor, the connector having a substantially non-circular cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Cardiac Dimensions Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Gregory Nieminen, Nathan Aronson
  • Publication number: 20150057695
    Abstract: The invention provides improved medical devices, therapeutic treatment systems, and treatment methods for treatment of the lung. A lung volume reduction system includes an implantable device having an elongate body that is sized and shaped for delivery via the airway system to a lung airway of a patient. The implant is inserted and positioned while the implant is in a delivery configuration, and is reconfigured to a deployed configuration so as to locally compress adjacent tissue of the lung, with portions of the elongate body generally moving laterally within the airway so as to laterally compress lung tissue. A plurality of such implants will often be used to treat a lung of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: PneumRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Mathis, David Thompson, Nathan Aronson, Patrick Wu
  • Patent number: 8932310
    Abstract: A lung volume reduction system is disclosed comprising an implantable device adapted to be delivered to a lung airway of a patient in a delivery configuration and to change to a deployed configuration to bend the lung airway. The invention also discloses a method of bending a lung airway of a patient comprising inserting a device into the airway in a delivery configuration and bending the device into a deployed configuration, thereby bending the airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: PneumRx, Inc.
    Inventors: David Thompson, Nathan Aronson, Patrick Wu, David Lehrberg, Mark L. Mathis, Michael Boutillette, Jaime Vasquez
  • Publication number: 20140371705
    Abstract: A lung volume reduction system is disclosed comprising an implantable device adapted to be delivered to a lung airway of a patient in a delivery configuration and to change to a deployed configuration to bend the lung airway. The invention also discloses a method of bending a lung airway of a patient comprising inserting a device into the airway in a delivery configuration and bending the device into a deployed configuration, thereby bending the airway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: PneumRx, Inc.
    Inventors: David Thompson, Nathan Aronson, Patrick Wu, David Lehrberg, Mark L. Mathis, Michael Boutillette, Jaime Vasquez