Patents by Inventor Randy Morningstar

Randy Morningstar 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: 20070185372
    Abstract: A minimally invasive surgical instrument for placing an implantable article about a tubular tissue structure is disclosed. The surgical instrument is particularly useful for treating urological disorders such as incontinence. Surgical methods using the novel instrument are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Kimberly Anderson, Brian Watschke, Randy Morningstar, Timothy Bachman, Johann Neisz
  • Publication number: 20060183966
    Abstract: Surgical instruments, implantable articles and surgical procedures disclosed for treating medical disorders, particularly incontinence. Improved surgical sling procedures are disclosed. Novel surgical instruments and kits for use in sling procedures are also disclosed. The present invention affords options for surgeons with concomitant advantages to the patient and the healthcare provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Johann Neisz, Robert Lund, Kimberly Anderson, Vicki Vandersloot, Terence Moore, Mark Bouchier, Randy Morningstar, Gary Rocheleau
  • Publication number: 20050250982
    Abstract: An implantable pump with a plurality of protrusions and grooves is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Kuyava, Randy Morningstar, Randall Rowland, Gary Rocheleau
  • Publication number: 20050113639
    Abstract: A fluid reservoir for a penile implant device that includes a body portion having a sleeve from which a tube may extend. The body portion includes support structure positioned at an interior surface of the body portion near an orifice of the reservoir, which orifice leads to a fluid passage of the tube. The support structure may comprise a plurality of protrusions that are arranged around the orifice and that extend from a base portion of the body portion. The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing a fluid reservoir for a penile implant device, which includes positioning a tube in a mold and injection molding a reservoir body onto the tube. More particularly, the method may include providing a mold, positioning a tube in the mold, injecting material into the mold, curing the material, and opening the mold to remove the reservoir body and tube assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Stephanie George, Jon Albrecht, Robert Rykhus, Randy Morningstar
  • Publication number: 20050043581
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to penile implants that are easier to implant and reduce trauma because they provide for a smaller effective width during implantation, after implantation, or both. The present disclosure also provides for a shorter tubing junction while reducing effective width, further reducing trauma to the body. In a first aspect, the penile implant includes a tubing junction that is smaller in effective diameter while implanted in the body. The penile implant includes an axially extending cylinder having an inflation chamber and a rear tip. The cylinder also includes a tubing junction disposed between the inflation chamber and rear tip and extending from the cylinder. The tubing junction includes a bore in fluid communication with the inflation chamber. In one example, this bore is in the strain relief of the tubing junction. The bore is configured to include a compound curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Jeremy Ling, Randy Morningstar, Stephanie George
  • Publication number: 20020082708
    Abstract: A pump and valve assembly for an implantable prothsesis is provided with an internal actuating bar positioned such that when any portion of the housing is compressed, the check valves within are opened allowing for deflation of the cylinders. The pump and valve assembly also includes a textured surface over a portion of the housing to allow for quick identification of the component, as well as to make it easier for the patient to grasp it. The pump bulb has a different size than than the valve assembly, further facilating the differention between the two based on tactile perception.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Applicant: American Medical Systems Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Almli, Charles C. Kuyava, Randy Morningstar