Patents by Inventor Robert Kevin Moore

Robert Kevin Moore 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: 20140236288
    Abstract: The present invention discloses devices and methods for performing intravascular procedures without cardiac bypass. The devices include various embodiments of temporary filter devices, temporary valves, and prosthetic valves. The temporary filter devices have one or more cannulae which provide access for surgical tools for effecting repair of the cardiac valves. A cannula may have filters of various configurations encircling the distal region of the cannula, which prevent embolitic material from entering the coronary arteries and aorta. The temporary valve devices may also have one or more cannulae which guide the insertion of the valve into the aorta. The valve devices expand in the aorta to occupy the entire flow path of the vessel. In one embodiment, the temporary valve is a disc of flexible, porous, material that acts to filter blood passing therethrough. A set of valve leaflets extend peripherally from the disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, John Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Patent number: 8777980
    Abstract: Apparatus for filtering and entrapping debris in the vascular system of a patient, the apparatus including a filter to allow blood to flow therethrough and to restrict passage of debris, wherein the filter captures debris carried in a first direction of blood flow. The apparatus further includes an entrapment mechanism which allows passage of debris and blood therethrough, in the first direction of blood flow and prevents debris passage in a second direction. The entrapment mechanism and filter allow blood and debris therethrough in the first direction of blood flow. The entrapment mechanism prevents debris flow in the second direction of blood flow. A method for filtering and entrapping debris in the vascular system includes inserting the apparatus into the vascular system, allowing blood and debris carried therein to flow through the entrapment mechanism, and removing the apparatus and accumulated debris from the vascular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Streeter, Gregory H. Lambrecht, John R. Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore, Todd F. Davenport
  • Patent number: 8740974
    Abstract: A method of treating a diseased cardiac valve can include implanting a valve prosthesis by compressing the valve prosthesis to a compressed state for delivery and expanding the valve prosthesis to an expanded state for deployment. The valve prosthesis can include a valve fixation device having a plurality of struts, a first circumferential row of cells coupled to the struts, and a second circumferential row of cells coupled to the struts. The struts are substantially rigid such that the struts do not change dimensions between the compressed state and the expanded state. The valve prosthesis can also include a plurality of leaflets and a plurality of commissures. The valve is coupled to the valve fixation device such that the commissures are radially aligned with respective struts of the plurality of struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, John Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Patent number: 8591574
    Abstract: A method of performing an endovascular procedure within a patient can include inserting a filter into the patient's vascular system to restrict the passage of emboli through the filter while allowing blood to flow through the filter. The method can also include inserting a prosthetic valve into the patient's vascular system in a compressed state, and advancing the prosthetic valve to a site of implantation upstream of the filter. Additionally, the method includes implanting the prosthetic valve at the site of implantation by expanding at least a portion of the prosthetic value, and removing the filter from the patient's vascular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, John Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Patent number: 8454612
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide increased pull-out resistance, stability and/or contact with tissue involving a reduced amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and can include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces. Several embodiments disclose anchors and anchoring systems that effectively reconstruct or augment vertebral endplate surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Lambrecht, Thomas Boyajian, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20130073036
    Abstract: A method of treating a diseased cardiac valve can include implanting a valve prosthesis by compressing the valve prosthesis to a compressed state for delivery and expanding the valve prosthesis to an expanded state for deployment. The valve prosthesis can include a valve fixation device having a plurality of struts, a first circumferential row of cells coupled to the struts, and a second circumferential row of cells coupled to the struts. The struts are substantially rigid such that the struts do not change dimensions between the compressed state and the expanded state. The valve prosthesis can also include a plurality of leaflets and a plurality of commissures. The valve is coupled to the valve fixation device such that the commissures are radially aligned with respective struts of the plurality of struts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. LAMBRECHT, John Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Patent number: 8394146
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Boyajian, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Gregory Lambrecht, Sean Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 8361155
    Abstract: Methods of providing soft tissue impaction using anchored implants are disclosed. In some embodiments, the soft tissue impaction provided by the anchored implants can facilitate intervertebral disc reconstruction. A method of soft tissue impaction includes displacing soft tissue from within a defective region of an anulus into a nuclear disc space of an intervertebral disc as it is driven within an outer surface of an adjacent vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Lambrecht, Jacob Einhorn, Christopher Tarapata, Robert Kevin Moore, Sean Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20120316648
    Abstract: An implant system for reinforcing an intervertebral disc and opposing endplate is provided wherein a flexible blocking member for blocking a defect is coupled to a first endplate anchor. An opposing endplate reinforcement member is coupled to a second endplate anchor and implanted in the opposing endplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn, Sean Kavanaugh, Chris Tarapata, Thomas Boyajian
  • Patent number: 8323341
    Abstract: Methods of providing graft impaction using anchored implants are disclosed. In some embodiments, the graft impaction provided by the anchored implants can facilitate surgical spinal fusion procedures. The anchored implants provide increased strength and increased pull-out resistance. The anchored implants can be used in conjunction with various surgical vertebral fusion approaches or techniques, such as anterior, posterior, transforaminal, and/or extreme lateral interbody fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Lambrecht, Jacob Einhorn, Christopher Tarapata, Robert Kevin Moore, Sean Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20120245618
    Abstract: Apparatus for filtering and entrapping debris in the vascular system of a patient, the apparatus including a filter to allow blood to flow therethrough and to restrict passage of debris, wherein the filter captures debris carried in a first direction of blood flow. The apparatus further includes an entrapment mechanism which allows passage of debris and blood therethrough, in the first direction of blood flow and prevents debris passage in a second direction. The entrapment mechanism and filter allow blood and debris therethrough in the first direction of blood flow. The entrapment mechanism prevents debris flow in the second direction of blood flow. A method for filtering and entrapping debris in the vascular system includes inserting the apparatus into the vascular system, allowing blood and debris carried therein to flow through the entrapment mechanism, and removing the apparatus and accumulated debris from the vascular system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Richard B. Streeter, Gregory H. Lambrecht, John R. Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore, Todd F. Davenport
  • Patent number: 8257437
    Abstract: Systems for minimally invasive disc augmentation include an anulus augmentation implant suited for minimally invasive deployment. A nucleus augmentation component may be included. The anulus augmentation implant shields weakened regions of the anulus fibrosus and/or resists escape of natural nucleus pulposus and/or the augmentation component. Methods and deployment devices are also disclosed. Several embodiments cause or allow fibrosus or bony ingrowth in or around the augmentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Patent number: 8221315
    Abstract: The present invention discloses devices and methods for performing intravascular procedures with out cardiac bypass. The devices include various embodiments of temporary filter devices, temporary valves, and prosthetic valves. The temporary filter devices have one or more cannulae which provide access for surgical tools for effecting repair of the cardiac valves. A cannula may have filters of various configurations encircling the distal region of the cannula, which prevent embolitic material from entering the coronary arteries and aorta. The temporary valve devices may also have one or more cannulae which guide the insertion of the valve into the aorta. The valve devices expand in the aorta to occupy the entire flow path of the vessel. In one embodiment, the temporary valve is a disc of flexible, porous, material that acts to filter blood passing therethrough. A set of valve leaflets extend peripherally from the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, John Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Patent number: 8114082
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Boyajian, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Gregory Lambrecht, Sean Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 8105384
    Abstract: Methods of reinforcing anulus fibrosis tissue within an intervertebral disc include the implantation of a repair device comprising one or more support members. The device may be anchored to the surrounding tissue. The device may be compressible and delivered in a minimally invasive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Patent number: 8092487
    Abstract: Apparatus for filtering and entrapping debris in the vascular system of a patient, the apparatus including a filter to allow blood to flow therethrough and to restrict passage of debris, wherein the filter captures debris carried in a first direction of blood flow. The apparatus further includes an entrapment mechanism which allows passage of debris and blood therethrough, in the first direction of blood flow and prevents debris passage in a second direction. The entrapment mechanism and filter allow blood and debris therethrough in the first direction of blood flow. The entrapment mechanism prevents debris flow in the second direction of blood flow. A method for filtering and entrapping debris in the vascular system includes inserting the apparatus into the vascular system, allowing blood and debris carried therein to flow through the entrapment mechanism, and removing the apparatus and accumulated debris from the vascular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Streeter, Gregory H. Lambrecht, John R. Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore, Todd F. Davenport
  • Publication number: 20110313446
    Abstract: A method of performing an endovascular procedure within a patient can include inserting a filter into the patient's vascular system to restrict the passage of emboli through the filter while allowing blood to flow through the filter. The method can also include inserting a prosthetic valve into the patient's vascular system in a compressed state, and advancing the prosthetic valve to a site of implantation upstream of the filter. Additionally, the method includes implanting the prosthetic valve at the site of implantation by expanding at least a portion of the prosthetic valve, and removing the filter from the patient's vascular system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Gregory H. LAMBRECHT, John Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Publication number: 20110264227
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Boyajian, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Gregory Lambrecht, Sean Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 7998213
    Abstract: Systems for minimally invasive disc augmentation include an anulus augmentation component and a nucleus augmentation component. Both are suited for minimally invasive deployment. The nucleus augmentation component restores disc height and/or replaces missing nucleus pulposus. The anulus augmentation component shields weakened regions of the anulus fibrosis and/or resists escape of natural nucleus pulposus and/or the nucleus augmentation component. Methods and deployment devices are also disclosed. Methods of repairing a herniated disc by displacing at least a portion of the herniated segment to within the pre-herniated borders of the disc and anchoring at least a portion of the displaced herniated segment to a site within the disc are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Publication number: 20110196492
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delive?ng same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide increased pull-out resistance, stability and/or contact with tissue involving a reduced amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and can include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces. Several embodiments disclose anchors and ancho?ng systems that effectively reconstruct or augment vertebral endplate surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Lambrecht, Thomas Boyajian, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean Kavanaugh