Patents by Inventor Richard S. Ginn

Richard S. Ginn 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).

  • Patent number: 11147675
    Abstract: Configurations are described for conducting minimally invasive medical interventions utilizing elongate instruments and assemblies thereof to stabilize and/or fixate a sacro-iliac joint. In one embodiment, a tool assembly may be advanced from a posterior approach into the SI junction and configured to create a defect defined at least in part by portions of both the sacrum and the ilium, the defect having a three dimensional shape defined in part by at least one noncircular cross sectional shape in a plane substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the tool assembly. After a defect is created, the tool assembly may be retracted and a prosthesis deployed into the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Tenon Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Scott Yerby, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliot DeCou
  • Publication number: 20210093309
    Abstract: A system having an elongate assembly, an expandable assembly having a fixed end region and a movable end region, the expandable assembly selectively transitioning between an expanded state and an unexpanded state with movement of the movable end region towards the fixed end region, and an advancement aid extending distally from the expandable assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas J. Palermo, William Martin Belef, Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba, Francisco Javier Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 10959844
    Abstract: Configurations are described for assisting in the execution of a percutaneous procedure while protecting the vascular pathway to the operational theater, which may comprise diseased tissue. A railed sheath may be controllably expandable and collapsible, and may comprise two or more elongate rail structures configured to assist in the distribution of loads to associated diseased tissue structures, while also contributing to the deployment of percutaneous tools by maintaining alignment of such tools with the railed catheter and associated anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard S. Ginn
  • Publication number: 20210068953
    Abstract: A method for deploying a medical device such as a heart valve to a desired location in a blood vessel comprising first deploying a tubular filter adjacent to at least one tributary vessel location with a filter deployment member, disengaging said deployment member and removing it, inserting an expandable sheath into the blood vessel, passing a medical device through said sheath to deploy its removing said sheath and removing said filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventor: Richard S. Ginn
  • Patent number: 10874511
    Abstract: A method for deploying a medical device such as a heart valve to a desired location in a blood vessel comprising first deploying a tubular filter adjacent to at least one tributary vessel location with a filter deployment member, disengaging said deployment member and removing it, inserting an expandable sheath into the blood vessel, passing a medical device through said sheath to deploy its removing said sheath and removing said filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard S. Ginn
  • Publication number: 20200367929
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a system for deploying a device to a distal location across a vessel, comprising an elongate introducer sheath tubing member comprising open-cell fibrous wall material defining a lumen therethrough, wherein in a collapsed configuration the sheath has a first cross-sectional outer diameter and a first lumen inner diameter, and in an expanded configuration, the sheath has a second cross-sectional outer diameter and a second lumen inner diameter; and a substantially non-porous expandable layer coupled to a proximal portion of sheath and configured to prevent fluids present in the lumen from crossing the fibrous wall material. Also disclosed is a delivery assembly comprising an obturator which releasably captures the distal portion of an introducer sheath which obturator can be removed after the sheath is deployed to a desired location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Michael T. Carley
  • Publication number: 20200360165
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a system for deploying a device to a distal location across a vessel, comprising an elongate introducer sheath tubing member comprising open-cell fibrous wall material defining a lumen therethrough, wherein in a collapsed configuration the sheath has a first cross-sectional outer diameter and a first lumen inner diameter, and in an expanded configuration, the sheath has a second cross-sectional outer diameter and a second lumen inner diameter; and a substantially non-porous expandable layer coupled to a proximal portion of sheath and configured to prevent fluids present in the lumen from crossing the fibrous wall material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Michael T. Carley
  • Publication number: 20200360140
    Abstract: A system for deploying a device to a distal location across a diseased vessel, comprising a sheath comprising an expandable distal portion comprising a porous wall defining a lumen there-through, the distal portion having a collapsed configuration, wherein the sheath has a first cross-sectional outer diameter and a first lumen inner diameter, and an expanded configuration, wherein the sheath has a second cross-sectional outer diameter and a second lumen inner diameter; wherein in the collapsed configuration, the sheath is configured to be advanced across at least a portion of the diseased vessel to a position adjacent the distal location and wherein said system comprises a removable expansion retention member configured to retain the expandable sheath in the collapsed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Michael T. Carley
  • Patent number: 10729544
    Abstract: A system for deploying a device to a distal location across a diseased vessel, comprising a sheath comprising an expandable distal portion comprising a porous wall defining a lumen there-through, the distal portion having a collapsed configuration, wherein the sheath has a first cross-sectional outer diameter and a first lumen inner diameter, and an expanded configuration, wherein the sheath has a second cross-sectional outer diameter and a second lumen inner diameter; wherein in the collapsed configuration, the sheath is configured to be advanced across at least a portion of the diseased vessel to a position adjacent the distal location and wherein said system comprises a removable expansion retention member configured to retain the expandable sheath in the collapsed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Michael T. Carley
  • Publication number: 20190350569
    Abstract: A system having an elongate assembly, an expandable assembly having a fixed end region and a movable end region, the expandable assembly selectively transitioning between an expanded state and an unexpanded state with movement of the movable end region towards the fixed end region, and an advancement aid extending distally from the expandable assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Palermo, William M. Belef, Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba, Francisco Javier Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 10398418
    Abstract: A vessel closure device delivery system including a delivery device that couples to a vessel closure clip for delivering the clip onto a blood vessel and a retractable vessel locator is removeably attached to the delivery device, the distal end of the vessel locator being adapted to transition from a collapsed state suitable for insertion into a vessel and an expanded state that lodges against a wall of the vessel from inside the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Palermo, William M. Belef, Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba, Francisco Javier Sagastegui
  • Publication number: 20190183525
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a system for deploying a device to a distal location across a vessel, comprising an elongate introducer sheath tubing member comprising open-cell fibrous wall material defining a lumen therethrough, wherein in a collapsed configuration the sheath has a first cross-sectional outer diameter and a first lumen inner diameter, and in an expanded configuration, the sheath has a second cross-sectional outer diameter and a second lumen inner diameter; and a substantially non-porous expandable layer coupled to a proximal portion of sheath and configured to prevent fluids present in the lumen from crossing the fibrous wall material. Also disclosed is a delivery assembly comprising an obturator which releasably captures the distal portion of an introducer sheath which obturator can be removed after the sheath is deployed to a desired location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: TRANSAORTIC MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Michael T. Carley
  • Publication number: 20190117207
    Abstract: A medical device having an annular body configured to transition from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration. The body having a plurality of openings each having a mid-portion with a width in a direction transverse to a long dimension of the opening that is greater than widths of a remainder of the opening in the deployed configuration. An end portion of the annular body extending towards a longitudinal axis of the medical device in the deployed configuration. The medical device tapers from a proximal end towards a distal end in the deployed configuration, when viewed in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 10245013
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a plurality of members forming a body that can transition from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration. The plurality of members form a plurality of openings each with a long axis extending substantially longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device in a delivery configuration. A plurality of end portions are associated with a distal portion of the medical device, the end portions extending towards the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 10201340
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a clip includes an introducer sheath including an outer surface extending between its proximal and distal ends. A clip is carried on the outer surface, e.g., on a carrier assembly that is slidable along the outer surface from the proximal end towards the distal end. A skin overlies the outer surface of the sheath and the carrier assembly that is separable from the outer surface as the carrier assembly is advanced from the proximal end towards the distal end of the sheath. During use, the distal end of the sheath is inserted into an opening through tissue, e.g., into a puncture communicating with a blood vessel. The carrier assembly is advanced towards the distal end of the sheath, causing the skin to separate from the outer surface of the elongate member, and the clip is deployed from the carrier to seal the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba, Richard S. Ginn
  • Patent number: 10111664
    Abstract: A closure system and methods of use are provided for use in sealing an opening in a body tissue, such as a vascular puncture site. A method of closing the opening in the body tissue can be performed with the closure system having a closure clip. The method can include positioning the closure clip in a first closure clip position adjacent to the opening in the body tissue such that a plurality of spikes of the closure clip are inserted into the tissue at a location outward from a central axis of the opening. Subsequently, the closure clip can be positioned in a second closure clip position such that the plurality of spikes are pulled inward toward the central axis of the opening so as to pull the tissue between the opening and each of the spikes together and close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, William Martin Belef
  • Patent number: 10039534
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ProMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Patent number: 10039535
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ProMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Publication number: 20180071091
    Abstract: A system for deploying a device to a distal location across a diseased vessel, comprising a sheath comprising an expandable distal portion comprising a porous wall defining a lumen there-through, the distal portion having a collapsed configuration, wherein the sheath has a first cross-sectional outer diameter and a first lumen inner diameter, and an expanded configuration, wherein the sheath has a second cross-sectional outer diameter and a second lumen inner diameter; wherein in the collapsed configuration, the sheath is configured to be advanced across at least a portion of the diseased vessel to a position adjacent the distal location and wherein said system comprises a removable expansion retention member configured to retain the expandable sheath in the collapsed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Michael T. Carley
  • Patent number: 9775592
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ProMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott Decou, Scott Yerby