Patents by Inventor Nicanor Domingo

Nicanor Domingo 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: 20190343641
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to implants and tools for the fixation or fusion of joints or bone segments. These tools include tissue dilators and protectors. Other tools include broaches used to shape bores in bone. The tools can also include a system for removing an implant from bone. Implants can include assemblies of one or more implant structures that make possible the achievement of diverse interventions involving the fusion and/or stabilization of lumbar and sacral vertebra in a non-invasive manner, with minimal incision, and without the necessitating the removing the intervertebral disc. Implants for fusing both sacroiliac joints of a patient include a long implant that extends across both sacroiliac joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Richard G. MAULDIN, Ralph F. RASHBAUM, Mark A. REILEY, Scott A. YERBY, Paul SAND, Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Jose RODRIGUEZ, Nicanor DOMINGO, Joanne LEUNG
  • Patent number: 10363140
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to implants and tools for the fixation or fusion of joints or bone segments. These tools include tissue dilators and protectors. Other tools include broaches used to shape bores in bone. The tools can also include a system for removing an implant from bone. Implants can include assemblies of one or more implant structures that make possible the achievement of diverse interventions involving the fusion and/or stabilization of lumbar and sacral vertebra in a non-invasive manner, with minimal incision, and without the necessitating the removing the intervertebral disc. Implants for fusing both sacroiliac joints of a patient include a long implant that extends across both sacroiliac joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SI-Bone Inc.
    Inventors: Richard G. Mauldin, Ralph F. Rashbaum, Mark A. Reiley, Scott A. Yerby, Paul Sand, Bret W. Schneider, Jose Rodriguez, Nicanor Domingo, Joanne Leung
  • Patent number: 10335140
    Abstract: A device for repairing a tear in a portion of tissue comprises a proximal actuator portion, a transfer needle extending distally from the proximal actuator portion and a catch needle extending distally from the proximal actuator portion. A suture needle is disposed in the transfer needle, and is extendable from the transfer needle toward the catch needle and retractable from the catch needle toward the transfer needle. An extendable catch plunger is disposed in the catch needle for capturing suture therein when it is transferred from the transfer needle. A retractable insertion sheath is provided for covering the transfer needle and the catch needle when the device is inserted into a procedural site. A depth limiting apparatus limits the depth of insertion of the needle into the procedural site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Cayenne Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin N. Baird, Nicanor A. Domingo, Hoang Nguyen, Brad Niese, Melissa Toman
  • Patent number: 10039535
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ProMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Patent number: 10039534
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ProMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Publication number: 20180085656
    Abstract: A braking system for a wheeled apparatus and an improved wheeled apparatus, such as a skateboard, are described where the braking system allows for easy, quick and universal mounting onto the deck of a typical board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventor: Nicanor A. DOMINGO
  • Patent number: 9775592
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ProMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott Decou, Scott Yerby
  • Publication number: 20170245999
    Abstract: Configurations are described for conducting minimally invasive medical interventions utilizing elongate instruments and assemblies thereof to stabilize and/or fixate a sacro-iliac joint. In one embodiment, a tool assembly may be advanced from a posterior approach into the SI junction and configured to create a defect defined at least in part by portions of both the sacrum and the ilium, the defect having a three dimensional shape defined in part by at least one noncircular cross sectional shape in a plane substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the tool assembly. After a defect is created, the tool assembly may be retracted and a prosthesis deployed into the defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Scott Yerby, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliot DeCou
  • Patent number: 9724088
    Abstract: An arthroscopic meniscal tear repair device includes a catch needle and a transfer needle, which are pierced into a torn meniscus and advanced past the tear. Suture is transferred by a suture needle from the transfer needle through the meniscus and into the catch needle. The catch needle has an internal mechanism that retains the suture. The suture needle is then retracted back to its home position inside the transfer needle, leaving the free end of the suture across the meniscus and in the catch needle. The device is then retracted out of the meniscus, leaving behind a stitch across the meniscal tear inside the meniscus. A pre-tied knot of suture is then slid down the device and cinched up using a knot pusher having a dilation tip, thus completing the repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Cayenne Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicanor A. Domingo
  • Patent number: 9669287
    Abstract: A braking system for a wheeled apparatus and an improved wheeled apparatus, such as a skateboard, are described where the braking system allows for easy, quick and universal mounting onto the deck of a typical board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Nicanor A. Domingo
  • Publication number: 20170100119
    Abstract: A device for repairing a tear in a portion of tissue comprises a proximal actuator portion, a transfer needle extending distally from the proximal actuator portion and a catch needle extending distally from the proximal actuator portion. A suture needle is disposed in the transfer needle, and is extendable from the transfer needle toward the catch needle and retractable from the catch needle toward the transfer needle. An extendable catch plunger is disposed in the catch needle for capturing suture therein when it is transferred from the transfer needle. A retractable insertion sheath is provided for covering the transfer needle and the catch needle when the device is inserted into a procedural site. A depth limiting apparatus limits the depth of insertion of the needle into the procedural site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin N. Baird, Nicanor A. Domingo, Hoang Nguyen, Brad Niese, Melissa Toman
  • Publication number: 20170007409
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to implants and tools for the fixation or fusion of joints or bone segments. These tools include tissue dilators and protectors. Other tools include broaches used to shape bores in bone. The tools can also include a system for removing an implant from bone. Implants can include assemblies of one or more implant structures that make possible the achievement of diverse interventions involving the fusion and/or stabilization of lumbar and sacral vertebra in a non-invasive manner, with minimal incision, and without the necessitating the removing the intervertebral disc. Implants for fusing both sacroiliac joints of a patient include a long implant that extends across both sacroiliac joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Richard G. MAULDIN, Ralph F. RASHBAUM, Mark A. REILEY, Scott A. YERBY, Paul SAND, Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Jose RODRIGUEZ, Nicanor DOMINGO, Joanne LEUNG
  • Publication number: 20160345945
    Abstract: Assemblies for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which comprise a closure device deployment assembly comprising an elongate foot member having a relatively short distal portion which is bendably coupled to a relatively long proximal portion and an expandable closure device removably coupled to the distal portion of the foot member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Publication number: 20160345944
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheet-like or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Patent number: 9492284
    Abstract: Configurations are described for conducting minimally invasive medical interventions utilizing elongate instruments and assemblies thereof to stabilize and/or fixate a sacro-iliac joint. In one embodiment, a tool assembly may be advanced from a posterior approach into the SI junction and configured to create a defect defined at least in part by portions of both the sacrum and the ilium, the defect having a three dimensional shape defined in part by at least one noncircular cross sectional shape in a plane substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the tool assembly. After a defect is created, the tool assembly may be retracted and a prosthesis deployed into the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Tenon Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Scott Yerby, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliot DeCou
  • Patent number: 9486208
    Abstract: A device for repairing a tear in a portion of tissue comprises a proximal actuator portion, a transfer needle extending distally from the proximal actuator portion and a catch needle extending distally from the proximal actuator portion. A suture needle is disposed in the transfer needle, and is extendable from the transfer needle toward the catch needle and retractable from the catch needle toward the transfer needle. An extendable catch plunger is disposed in the catch needle for capturing suture therein when it is transferred from the transfer needle. A retractable insertion sheath is provided for covering the transfer needle and the catch needle when the device is inserted into a procedural site. A depth limiting apparatus limits the depth of insertion of the needle into the procedural site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Cayenne Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin N. Baird, Nicanor A. Domingo, Hoang Nguyen, Brad Niese, Melissa Toman
  • Publication number: 20160271484
    Abstract: A braking system for a wheeled apparatus and an improved wheeled apparatus, such as a skateboard, are described where the braking system allows for easy, quick and universal mounting onto the deck of a typical board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventor: Nicanor A. DOMINGO
  • Patent number: 9445796
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: PROMED, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Patent number: 9439635
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: PROMED, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Patent number: 9289195
    Abstract: Apparatus for sealing a puncture communicating with a blood vessel includes an introducer sheath, an occlusion member with a balloon thereon, a retraction assembly, and a syringe assembly including sealing material therein. During use, the introducer sheath is introduced into the puncture. With the balloon in a collapsed state, the occlusion member is introduced through the introducer sheath until the balloon is disposed within the vessel. The introducer sheath is coupled to the retraction assembly, the balloon is expanded, and the occlusion member is partially withdrawn to seal the puncture. A sealing compound is delivered from the syringe assembly through the introducer sheath into the puncture, the syringe assembly triggering the retraction assembly, whereupon the introducer sheath is automatically withdrawn at least partially from the puncture, delivering the sealing compound along the puncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Access Closure, Inc.
    Inventors: Celso J. Bagaoisan, Nicanor Domingo, Farhad Khosravi, Suresh S. Pai