Patents by Inventor Richard Rego

Richard Rego 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: 20130331749
    Abstract: A compression garment including a bladder having a reduced inflatable volume. Connector elements positioned inside an inflatable chamber of the bladder limit expansion of the bladder for limiting a fluid volume required for fully inflating or expanding the bladder. A controller inflates and deflates the inflatable chamber for imparting compression therapy on a body part on which the garment is worn. The reduced inflation volume of the inflatable chamber reduces the demand on a pump of the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: David Borden, Arnaz Malhi, Judy Largesse, Manish Deshpande, Richard Rego
  • Publication number: 20090228040
    Abstract: Devices and methods for closing an arteriotomy include a percutaneously placeable central tube deployable about the arteriotomy by which an array of radially expandable fingers having suction ports can be engaged with the surface of tissue about the arteriotomy enabling the fingers to grip the tissue without piercing it. A delivery tube can advance a closure element along the outside surface of the central tube, thereby radially contracting the fingers and puckering the gripped tissue to approximate the edges of the arteriotomy. The closure element is further advanced until it is forced off of the distal tips of the fingers such that the closure element surrounds the puckered tissue and secures permanent closure of the arteriotomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan-Pablo Mas, David Yann, Matthew Spurchise, Thierry Benjamin, Richard Rego
  • Publication number: 20090228037
    Abstract: An implant for closing an arteriotomy includes a head having a proximal surface and a distal surface. A tapered plug extends from the distal surface of the head. A plurality of prongs also extends from the distal surface of the head. Upon implantation, the distal surface of the head faces an outside surface of the vessel wall, the tapered plug is disposed within the passage, and the prongs are disposed in tissue of the vessel wall surrounding the passage. The prongs may include a barb to assist in embedding the prongs in the tissue surrounding the puncture. The implant may be bioabsorbable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc
    Inventor: Richard Rego
  • Publication number: 20090082802
    Abstract: Devices and methods for closing an arteriotomy by gripping surfaces of tissue disposed about the arteriotomy, without piercing the tissue, and drawing the gripped tissue together to approximate the edges of the arteriotomy, and, while holding the tissue, applying a more permanent closure to the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry Benjamin, David Yann, Matthew Spurchise, Juan-Pablo Mas, Richard Rego
  • Patent number: 6878142
    Abstract: An improved suction and irrigation system for debriding a tract wound includes a suction and irrigation handpiece and a dual lumen suction and irrigation tip that is removably connectible to the handpiece. The tip has a flexible shaft and a connector for connecting the shaft to the handpiece. The flexibility of the shaft facilitates advancement of the shaft to the deepest part of the tract wound while also limiting further trauma to the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Lawrence, Richard Rego, Edward F. Doorley, III, Harriet B. Loehne
  • Publication number: 20040093024
    Abstract: A pledget is provided for use with a surgical staple having a plurality of prongs. The pledget includes a central region that is configured to be retained adjacent to a wound site by the surgical staple. The pledget may promote hemostasis by stemming the flow of blood from a wound that is being closed by the staple. Additionally, the pledget may be provided including physiologically active agents that may inhibit infection, promote extraluminal clotting, and inhibit intraluminal clotting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: James Lousararian, Glenn Kanner, Steve Bollinger, Richard Lobello, Richard Rego, Thomas Piemonte, Kenneth Arden Eliasen, Steven Tallarida, Richard Letson, Scott Epperly
  • Patent number: 6394996
    Abstract: An improved suction and irrigation system for debriding a tract wound includes a suction and irrigation handpiece and a dual lumen suction and irrigation tip that is removably connectible to the handpiece. The tip has a flexible shaft and a connector for connecting the shaft to the handpiece. The flexibility of the shaft facilitates advancement of the shaft to the deepest part of the tract wound while also limiting further trauma to the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Lawrence, Richard Rego, Edward F. Doorley, III
  • Publication number: 20020022796
    Abstract: An improved suction and irrigation system for debriding a tract wound includes a suction and irrigation handpiece and a dual lumen suction and irrigation tip that is removably connectible to the handpiece. The tip has a flexible shaft and a connector for connecting the shaft to the handpiece. The flexibility of the shaft facilitates advancement of the shaft to the deepest part of the tract wound while also limiting further trauma to the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: Matthew Lawrence, Richard Rego, Edward F. Doorley, Harriet B. Loehne