Patents by Inventor PETER DREW WEARDEN

PETER DREW WEARDEN 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: 20220160526
    Abstract: The invention relates to endovascular medical implant devices and materials of composition for forming these devices to provide improved mechanical properties and biodegradability. The devices include a combination or integration of superelastic material, biodegradable metal and, thin film nitinol and/or biodegradable polymer. A structural frame is formed of individual elongated pieces composed of biodegradable metal. These pieces are joined together by connector pieces composed of superelastic material. At least a portion of the structural frame has deposited thereon the thin film nitinol and/or biodegradable polymer. The structural frame of the device is collapsible for insertion in a delivery tube and, recoverable for deployment and placement in a vascular location of a patient body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION
    Inventors: YOUNGJAE CHUN, WILLIAM R. WAGNER, XINZHU GU, PETER DREW WEARDEN, TOMO YOSHIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20220080095
    Abstract: A system for lung assist includes a plurality of fiber bundle sections. Each of the fiber bundle sections includes a fiber bundle housing defining a fiber bundle compartment therein and a fiber bundle positioned within the fiber bundle compartment. The fiber bundle includes a plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers configured to permit diffusion of gas between blood and an interior of the plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers. The plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers is positioned such that blood flows around the plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers when flowing through the fiber bundle compartment. Each fiber bundle is different in at least one property from each other fiber bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: William J. Federspiel, Shalv Madhani, Ryan A. Orizondo, Peter Drew Wearden, Brian Joseph Frankowski, Alexandra May, Gregory Burgreen
  • Publication number: 20210077706
    Abstract: A system for lung assist includes a plurality of fiber bundle sections which includes a fiber bundle housing defining a fiber bundle compartment with a fiber bundle positioned within. The fiber bundle includes a plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers. The fiber bundle housing further includes a gas inlet in fluid connection with the fiber bundle housing and in fluid connection with inlets of the plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers, a gas outlet in fluid connection with the housing and in fluid connection with outlets of the plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers, and a blood outlet in fluid connection with a first end of the fiber bundle. The system further includes a base section including a housing including a pressurizing compartment, a pressurizing mechanism within the pressurizing compartment, a blood inlet in fluid connection with the pressurizing compartment and a conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicants: University of Pittsburgh - Of theCommonwealth System of Higher Education, Mississippi State University
    Inventors: William J. Federspiel, Shalv Madhani, Ryan A. Orizondo, Peter Drew Wearden, Brian Joseph Frankowski, Alexandra May, Gregory Burgreen
  • Patent number: 10888442
    Abstract: The invention relates to endovascular medical implant devices and materials of composition for forming these devices to provide improved mechanical properties and biodegradability. The devices include a combination or integration of superelastic material, biodegradable metal and, thin film nitinol and/or biodegradable polymer. A structural frame is formed of individual elongated pieces composed of biodegradable metal. These pieces are joined together by connector pieces composed of superelastic material. At least a portion of the structural frame has deposited thereon the thin film nitinol and/or biodegradable polymer. The structural frame of the device is collapsible for insertion in a delivery tube and, recoverable for deployment and placement in a vascular location of a patient body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH—OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION
    Inventors: Youngjae Chun, William R. Wagner, Xinzhu Gu, Peter Drew Wearden, Tomo Yoshizumi
  • Publication number: 20170340463
    Abstract: The invention relates to endovascular medical implant devices and materials of composition for forming these devices to provide improved mechanical properties and biodegradability. The devices include a combination or integration of superelastic material, biodegradable metal and, thin film nitinol and/or biodegradable polymer. A structural frame is formed of individual elongated pieces composed of biodegradable metal. These pieces are joined together by connector pieces composed of superelastic material. At least a portion of the structural frame has deposited thereon the thin film nitinol and/or biodegradable polymer. The structural frame of the device is collapsible for insertion in a delivery tube and, recoverable for deployment and placement in a vascular location of a patient body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION
    Inventors: YOUNGJAE CHUN, WILLIAM R. WAGNER, XINZHU GU, PETER DREW WEARDEN, TOMO YOSHIZUMI