Patents by Inventor Ronald J. Solar

Ronald J. Solar 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: 10398882
    Abstract: A device for introduction into a body vessel includes a main elongated element, a balloon positioned at the main elongated element distal end, a distal connecting element positioned at the distal end of the balloon to receive a guidewire during use, and a longitudinally movable sheath positioned external to the main elongated element, a position of the sheath distal end with respect to the balloon defining an exposed portion of the balloon that expands when fluid is delivered to the balloon through the inflation lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Y-MED, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Solar, Yoav Shaked
  • Publication number: 20180317931
    Abstract: A catheter system for treating lesions is provided. The system is suitable for treatment of bifurcation lesions, has a low profile and provides substantially predictable translational and rotational positioning. In one embodiment, the system includes a fixed wire balloon catheter and a partially attached guidewire lumen, wherein the guidewire lumen is attached to the catheter at a crotch point. The location of the crotch point is predetermined so as to provide substantially predictable positioning. Several embodiments of the system are described for various types of lesions and vessel configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Yoav Shaked, Ronald J. Solar, Glen Lieber
  • Publication number: 20180296225
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for embolizing an artery in a living subject using a catheter are disclosed. The catheter has a lumen and also has a balloon located near the distal end of the catheter. The distal end of the catheter is introduced into the artery, and the balloon is inflated to form a seal that prevents blood in the artery from flowing past the balloon. A mixture that includes embolic particles and contrast agent is injected through the lumen into the portion of the artery that is distally beyond the balloon. The subject's own blood or another fluid that contains platelets is injected through the lumen into the portion of the artery that is distally beyond the balloon. Subsequently, the balloon is deflated and the distal end of the catheter is withdrawn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Endobar Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Nickolas KIPSHIDZE, Ronald J. Solar
  • Patent number: 10028748
    Abstract: A catheter system for treating lesions is provided. The system is suitable for treatment of bifurcation lesions, has a low profile and provides substantially predictable translational and rotational positioning. In one embodiment, the system includes a fixed wire balloon catheter and a partially attached guidewire lumen, wherein the guidewire lumen is attached to the catheter at a crotch point. The location of the crotch point is predetermined so as to provide substantially predictable positioning. Several embodiments of the system are described for various types of lesions and vessel configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Y MED Inc.
    Inventors: Yoav Shaked, Ronald J. Solar, Glen Lieber
  • Patent number: 10022524
    Abstract: A device for positioning a catheter at an ostium. The device includes an attachment mechanism for direct attachment to the catheter at a location proximal to a treatment device positioned on the catheter, the attachment mechanism having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The device also including a stopper element extending from the distal end of the attachment mechanism and projecting away from the longitudinal axis, the stopper element being bendable in a direction toward the proximal end of the attachment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Y-Med Inc.
    Inventors: Yoav Shaked, Ronald J. Solar
  • Publication number: 20170035432
    Abstract: A catheter system for treating lesions is provided. The system is suitable for treatment of bifurcation lesions, has a low profile and provides substantially predictable translational and rotational positioning. In one embodiment, the system includes a fixed wire balloon catheter and a partially attached guidewire lumen, wherein the guidewire lumen is attached to the catheter at a crotch point. The location of the crotch point is predetermined so as to provide substantially predictable positioning. Several embodiments of the system are described for various types of lesions and vessel configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Yoav Shaked, Ronald J. Solar, Glen Lieber
  • Patent number: 9504473
    Abstract: A catheter system for treating lesions is provided. The system is suitable for treatment of bifurcation lesions, has a low profile and provides substantially predictable translational and rotational positioning. In one embodiment, the system includes a fixed wire balloon catheter and a partially attached guidewire lumen, wherein the guidewire lumen is attached to the catheter at a crotch point. The location of the crotch point is predetermined so as to provide substantially predictable positioning. Several embodiments of the system are described for various types of lesions and vessel configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Y Med Inc.
    Inventors: Yoav Shaked, Ronald J. Solar, Glen Lieber
  • Publication number: 20150265817
    Abstract: A device for positioning a catheter at an ostium. The device includes an attachment mechanism for direct attachment to the catheter at a location proximal to a treatment device positioned on the catheter, the attachment mechanism having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The device also including a stopper element extending from the distal end of the attachment mechanism and projecting away from the longitudinal axis, the stopper element being bendable in a direction toward the proximal end of the attachment mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Yoav Shaked, Ronald J. Solar
  • Patent number: 9050441
    Abstract: A device for introduction into a body vessel includes a main elongated element, a balloon positioned at the main elongated element distal end, a distal connecting element positioned at the distal end of the balloon to receive a guidewire during use, and a longitudinally movable sheath positioned external to the main elongated element, a position of the sheath distal end with respect to the balloon defining an exposed portion of the balloon that expands when fluid is delivered to the balloon through the inflation lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Y-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Solar, Yoav Shaked
  • Patent number: 9050437
    Abstract: A device for positioning a catheter at an ostium. The device includes an attachment mechanism for direct attachment to the catheter at a location proximal to a treatment device positioned on the catheter, the attachment mechanism having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The device also including a stopper element extending from the distal end of the attachment mechanism and projecting away from the longitudinal axis, the stopper element being bendable in a direction toward the proximal end of the attachment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: YMED, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoav Shaked, Ronald J. Solar
  • Publication number: 20150039012
    Abstract: A device for introduction into a body vessel includes a main elongated element, a balloon positioned at the main elongated element distal end, a distal connecting element positioned at the distal end of the balloon to receive a guidewire during use, and a longitudinally movable sheath positioned external to the main elongated element, a position of the sheath distal end with respect to the balloon defining an exposed portion of the balloon that expands when fluid is delivered to the balloon through the inflation lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald J. Solar, Yoav Shaked
  • Publication number: 20140163602
    Abstract: A device for introduction into a body vessel includes a main elongated element, a balloon positioned at the main elongated element distal end, a distal connecting element positioned at the distal end of the balloon to receive a guidewire during use, and a longitudinally movable sheath positioned external to the main elongated element, a position of the sheath distal end with respect to the balloon defining an exposed portion of the balloon that expands when fluid is delivered to the balloon through the inflation lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Y-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Solar, Yoav Shaked
  • Patent number: 8721592
    Abstract: A system and method for localized delivery of a therapeutic or diagnostic agent within a vessel is provided. The system and method provide for adjustability of the length of the treatment area and for reducing of pressure within the treatment area. A catheter system includes an inner elongated element, an outer elongated element positioned coaxially with respect to the inner elongated element, and a blood-release element at a distal end of the inner elongated element. A proximal occlusion element is positioned at the distal end of the outer elongated element, proximal to an outlet port. A distal occlusion element is positioned at a distal end of the inner elongated element. The distal end of the inner elongated element is distal to and movable with respect to the outer elongated element distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: ThermopeutiX, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Solar, Yoav Shaked, Glen Lieber
  • Patent number: 8486025
    Abstract: A device for introduction into a body vessel includes a main elongated element, a balloon positioned at the main elongated element distal end, a distal connecting element positioned at the distal end of the balloon to receive a guidewire during use, and a longitudinally movable sheath positioned external to the main elongated element, a position of the sheath distal end with respect to the balloon defining an exposed portion of the balloon that expands when fluid is delivered to the balloon through the inflation lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald J. Solar, Yoav Shaked
  • Patent number: 8361106
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating an aneurysm include a single unit having an access element and an occlusion element, the access element providing access to the aneurysm for introducing treatment objects such as coils therethrough while the occlusion element blocks the treatment objects from protruding into the vessel. The access element is an elongated element having an access lumen for direct introduction of coils or for introduction of coils via a microcatheter. The occlusion element is a balloon or an elongated element for introduction of blocking objects such as coils therethrough. In embodiments of the present invention, a distal end of the access element is preshaped at an angle to a longitudinal axis of the device, wherein upon introduction of the device into the vessel, the access element is aligned with the longitudinal axis and at placement of the device adjacent the aneurysm, the access element assumes its pre-shaped configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: ThermopeutiX, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Solar, Yoav Shaked, Glen Lieber
  • Publication number: 20120283764
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating an aneurysm include a single unit having an access element and an occlusion element, the access element providing access to the aneurysm for introducing treatment objects such as coils therethrough while the occlusion element blocks the treatment objects from protruding into the vessel. The access element is an elongated element having an access lumen for direct introduction of coils or for introduction of coils via a microcatheter. The occlusion element is a balloon or an elongated element for introduction of blocking objects such as coils therethrough. In embodiments of the present invention, a distal end of the access element is preshaped at an angle to a longitudinal axis of the device, wherein upon introduction of the device into the vessel, the access element is aligned with the longitudinal axis and at placement of the device adjacent the aneurysm, the access element assumes its pre-shaped configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Ronald J. SOLAR, Yoav SHAKED, Glen LIEBER
  • Patent number: 8262621
    Abstract: A device for introduction into a vessel including a main elongated element having a main elongated element proximal end and a main elongated element distal end, a balloon positioned at the main elongated element distal end, and a core wire attached to the device at a core wire attachment point and including an internal core wire portion positioned in the main elongated element and an external core wire portion positioned distally with respect to the internal core wire portion and positioned in parallel relation and external to the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: YMED, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Solar, Yoav Shaked, Glen Lieber
  • Patent number: 8221447
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating an aneurysm include a single unit having an access element and an occlusion element, the access element providing access to the aneurysm for introducing treatment objects such as coils therethrough while the occlusion element blocks the treatment objects from protruding into the vessel. The access element is an elongated element having an access lumen for direct introduction of coils or for introduction of coils via a microcatheter. The occlusion element is a balloon or an elongated element for introduction of blocking objects such as coils therethrough. In embodiments of the present invention, a distal end of the access element is preshaped at an angle to a longitudinal axis of the device, wherein upon introduction of the device into the vessel, the access element is aligned with the longitudinal axis and at placement of the device adjacent the aneurysm, the access element assumes its pre-shaped configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: ThermopeutiX, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Solar, Yoav Shaked, Glen Lieber
  • Patent number: 8192392
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selective cooling of a target site include a catheter having a supply lumen and a delivery lumen, with inlet and exit ports. Blood is withdrawn from the supply lumen and cooled or heated in a control unit. The treated blood is sent to the targeted area via delivery lumen. The supply lumen can act as an insulator for the delivery lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: ThermopeutiX, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Solar, Glen Lieber
  • Patent number: 8109897
    Abstract: Methods for selective cooling or heating of a target site in the human body include a catheter having a supply elongated element and a delivery elongated element, with inlet and exit ports. Blood is withdrawn from the supply elongated element and cooled or heated in a control unit. The treated blood is sent to the targeted area via delivery elongated element. The supply elongated element can act as an insulator for the treated blood in the delivery elongated element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: ThermopeutiX, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Solar, Glen Lieber