Patents by Inventor Robert Cafferata

Robert Cafferata 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: 20160038716
    Abstract: Methods and systems for regenerating damaged tissue rely on direct injection of selected therapeutic cells into a tissue at or near the site of tissue damage. Direct injection is accomplished using an intravascular catheter having a deployable needle, and injection is usually targeted into the adventitial and peri-adventitial tissues surrounding the blood vessel from which the needle is deployed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Kirk Patrick SEWARD, Lynn Mateel BARR, Robert CAFFERATA
  • Patent number: 9149497
    Abstract: Methods and systems for regenerating damaged tissue rely on direct injection of selected therapeutic cells into a tissue at or near the site of tissue damage. Direct injection is accomplished using an intravascular catheter having a deployable needle, and injection is usually targeted into the adventitial and peri-adventitial tissues surrounding the blood vessel from which the needle is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Mercator MedSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Patrick Seward, Lynn Mateel Barr, Robert Cafferata
  • Patent number: 9061098
    Abstract: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia and other regions outside the external elastic lamina (EEL) surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a needle. The needle is positioned in up to 5 mm beyond the EEL and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally and radially along the blood vessel. Confirmation that a delivery aperture of the needle lies beyond the EEL may be required before delivering the pharmaceutical agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: MERCATOR MEDSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Kirk Patrick Seward, Lynn Mateel Barr, Judith Carol Wilber, Robert Cafferata
  • Publication number: 20140303569
    Abstract: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia and other regions outside the external elastic lamina (EEL) surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a needle. The needle is positioned in up to 5 mm beyond the EEL and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally and radially along the blood vessel. Confirmation that a delivery aperture of the needle lies beyond the EEL may be required before delivering the pharmaceutical agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Mercator MedSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Patrick SEWARD, Lynn Mateel BARR, Judith Carol WILBER, Robert CAFFERATA
  • Patent number: 8708995
    Abstract: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia and other regions outside the external elastic lamina (EEL) surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a needle. The needle is positioned in up to 5 mm beyond the EEL and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally and radially along the blood vessel. Confirmation that a delivery aperture of the needle lies beyond the EEL may be required before delivering the pharmaceutical agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mercator MedSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Patrick Seward, Lynn Mateel Barr, Judith Carol Wilber, Robert Cafferata
  • Publication number: 20100305546
    Abstract: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia and other regions outside the external elastic lamina (EEL) surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a needle. The needle is positioned in up to 5 mm beyond the EEL and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally and radially along the blood vessel. Confirmation that a delivery aperture of the needle lies beyond the EEL may be required before delivering the pharmaceutical agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Mercator MedSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Patrick Seward, Lynn Mateel Barr, Judith Carol Wilber, Robert Cafferata
  • Patent number: 7744584
    Abstract: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia and other regions outside the external elastic lamina (EEL) surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a needle. The needle is positioned in up to 5 mm beyond the EEL and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally and radially along the blood vessel. Confirmation that a delivery aperture of the needle lies beyond the EEL may be required before delivering the pharmaceutical agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Mercator MedSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Patrick Seward, Lynn Mateel Barr, Judith Carol Wilber, Robert Cafferata
  • Patent number: 7588087
    Abstract: A collapsible wild fire fighting water bucket made from pliable material and suspended from an aircraft to be lowered into an open body of water for filling. A weighted Rim Opening Device holds the bucket top open for filling and facilitates a tipping over action during filling. The buckets open top being free of any centrally located supports. The bucket is equipped with a tubular extension which forms a discharge port for dumping water. The tubular extension being releasably supported under water inside the bucket under tension. Purse lines running through openings in the tubular extension and resilient sealing lips bring sealing lip bulbs into abutment sealing the discharge port of the tubular extension. Suspension lines suspend the bucket from the aircraft and a releasable support, releasably supports the free end of the tubular extension within the bucket body extending upwardly from the openings to close the discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Cafferata
  • Publication number: 20090142306
    Abstract: Methods and systems for regenerating damaged tissue rely on direct injection of selected therapeutic cells into a tissue at or near the site of tissue damage. Direct injection is accomplished using an intravascular catheter having a deployable needle, and injection is usually targeted into the adventitial and peri-adventitial tissues surrounding the blood vessel from which the needle is deployed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: Mercator MedSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Patrick Seward, Lynn Mateel Barr, Robert Cafferata
  • Publication number: 20080314601
    Abstract: A collapsible wild fire fighting water bucket made from pliable material and suspended from an aircraft to be lowered into an open body of water for filling. A weighted Rim Opening Device holds the bucket top open for filling and facilitates a tipping over action during filling. The buckets open top being free of any centrally located supports. The bucket is equipped with a tubular extension which forms a discharge port for dumping water. The tubular extension being releasably supported under water inside the bucket under tension. Purse lines running through openings in the tubular extension and resilient sealing lips bring sealing lips into abutment sealing the discharge port of the tubular extension. Suspension lines suspend the bucket from the aircraft and a releasable support, releasably supports the free end of the tubular extension within the bucket body extending upwardly from the openings to close the discharge port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventor: Robert Cafferata
  • Patent number: 7226586
    Abstract: Extremely hydrophobic nitric oxide (NO) releasing polymers are disclosed. The extremely hydrophobic NO-releasing polymers provided are extensively cross-linked polyamine-derivatized divinylbenzene diazeniumdiolates. These polymers can be loaded with extremely high NO levels and designed to release NO in manners than mimic natural biological systems. The NO-releasing extremely hydrophobic polymers provided can maintain a sustained NO release for periods exceeding nine months. Also provided are related medical devices made using these NO-releasing extremely hydrophobic polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony L. Fitzhugh, Robert Cafferata, Larry K. Keefer
  • Publication number: 20070106250
    Abstract: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a microneedle. The microneedle is positioned in the perivascular space and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally along the blood vessel and in some cases to the adventitia surrounding other blood vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: Mercator MedSystems Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Seward, Lynn Barr, Judith Wilber, Robert Cafferata
  • Publication number: 20070106249
    Abstract: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a microneedle. The microneedle is positioned in the perivascular space and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally along the blood vessel and in some cases to the adventitia surrounding other blood vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: Mercator MedSystems Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Seward, Lynn Barr, Judith Wilber, Robert Cafferata
  • Publication number: 20070106251
    Abstract: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a microneedle. The microneedle is positioned in the perivascular space and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally along the blood vessel and in some cases to the adventitia surrounding other blood vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: Mercator MedSystems Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Seward, Lynn Barr, Judith Wilber, Robert Cafferata
  • Publication number: 20070106256
    Abstract: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a microneedle. The microneedle is positioned in the perivascular space and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally along the blood vessel and in some cases to the adventitia surrounding other blood vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: Mercator MedSystems Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Seward, Lynn Barr, Judith Wilber, Robert Cafferata
  • Publication number: 20070106254
    Abstract: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a microneedle. The microneedle is positioned in the perivascular space and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally along the blood vessel and in some cases to the adventitia surrounding other blood vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: Marcator MedSystems Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Seward, Lynn Barr, Judith Wilber, Robert Cafferata
  • Publication number: 20070106253
    Abstract: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a microneedle. The microneedle is positioned in the perivascular space and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally along the blood vessel and in some cases to the adventitia surrounding other blood vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: Marcator MedSystems Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Seward, Lynn Barr, Judith Wilber, Robert Cafferata
  • Publication number: 20070106248
    Abstract: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a microneedle. The microneedle is positioned in the perivascular space and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally along the blood vessel and in some cases to the adventitia surrounding other blood vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: Mercator MedSystems Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Seward, Lynn Barr, Judith Wilber, Robert Cafferata
  • Publication number: 20070106252
    Abstract: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a microneedle. The microneedle is positioned in the perivascular space and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally along the blood vessel and in some cases to the adventitia surrounding other blood vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: Marcator MedSystems Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Seward, Lynn Barr, Judith Wilber, Robert Cafferata
  • Publication number: 20070106255
    Abstract: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a microneedle. The microneedle is positioned in the perivascular space and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally along the blood vessel and in some cases to the adventitia surrounding other blood vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: Mercator MedSystems Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Seward, Lynn Barr, Judith Wilber, Robert Cafferata