Patents by Inventor Pat Russo

Pat Russo 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: 20210307735
    Abstract: A method for making a braided medical device may involve positioning an insert inside a braided material, processing the braided material to form the braided medical device, dissolving and/or crushing the insert into multiple pieces, and removing the multiple pieces from the braided medical device. In some embodiments, the insert is made of gypsum. A braided medical device for occluding a defect in a heart may include a right disc for residing in a right side of the heart, a left disc having a partially circular shape for residing in a left side of the heart, and a waist extending between the right disc and the left disc and having a smaller diameter than that of either the right disc or the left disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Pat Russo, Bill Riewer, John Oslund
  • Publication number: 20210290248
    Abstract: This application describes various embodiments of an expandable device that includes at least one support member. The support member (or members) is integrated into the structure of the expandable device and increases its column strength, which thus augments pushability of the expanding device through a delivery catheter. The support member allows force applied while pushing from the proximal end of the expandable device to be translated to the distal end of the device and therefore avoid bunching or deformation without increasing the profile of the device to a degree that would prohibit passage through a lumen of a specific required size. Thus, the expandable devices described herein address at least some of the shortcomings discussed above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: John Oslund, Pat Russo, Kevin Dunne
  • Publication number: 20210283369
    Abstract: A method for making a neutral hybrid braided structure may involve positioning a first set of wires on a braiding machine in a first set of positions, positioning a second set of wires on the braiding machine in a second set of positions so that the first set of positions and the second set of positions form a neutral hybrid braiding pattern, and braiding the first set of wires and the second set of wires on the braiding machine to form the neutral hybrid braided structure. Each wire in the first set of wires has a first cross-sectional diameter, and each wire in the second set of wires has a second cross-sectional diameter that is smaller than the first cross-sectional diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: John Oslund, Pat Russo, Kevin Dunne
  • Publication number: 20210275183
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary A. Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer
  • Patent number: 11045202
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary A. Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer
  • Publication number: 20190175185
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary A. Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer
  • Patent number: 10231737
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial filbrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary A. Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer
  • Patent number: 9743932
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary A. Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer
  • Publication number: 20170007262
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial filbrillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary A. Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer
  • Publication number: 20060247680
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial filbrillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Applicant: AGA Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer