Patents by Inventor Nicolas E. Sherman

Nicolas E. Sherman 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: 20170086868
    Abstract: A dilation system includes a balloon catheter and a puncturing assembly. The balloon catheter includes a shaft, a dilator coupled to a distal end of the shaft, and a lumen extending through the shaft and the dilator. The dilator is expandable from a collapsed state to an expanded state. The puncturing assembly includes at least one cutting member. The puncturing assembly is positionable within the lumen of the balloon catheter or along an exterior of the shaft when the puncturing assembly is in a first position. The puncturing assembly transitions to a second position to puncture the lumen of the balloon catheter and/or to puncture the dilator, to thereby drain fluid from the dilator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Sivette Lam, Lawrence D. Wasicek, Ketan P. Muni, Show-Mean Wu, Andy Nguyen, Nicolas E. Sherman, Randy S. Chan