Patents by Inventor Russell B. Thompson

Russell B. Thompson 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: 8968353
    Abstract: A method of treating a hollow anatomical structure of a patient comprises implanting a bioabsorbable fibrous body in a hollow anatomical structure. The body is secured in the hollow anatomical structure to limit migration of the body within the hollow anatomical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Anna G. Prestezog, Michael S. Mirizzi, Halil I. Karabey, John W. Rodriguez, Russell B. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8715276
    Abstract: One embodiment comprises an apparatus for applying energy to a hollow anatomical structure having an inner wall. The apparatus comprises an elongate shaft having a distal end and a proximal end opposite the distal end; and a capacitive treatment element located near the distal end. The capacitive treatment element is sized for insertion into the hollow anatomical structure and placement near the inner wall. The capacitive treatment element is configured to create an electric field that extends at least partially into the inner wall. Other devices and methods for treatment of hollow anatomical structures are disclosed as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Russell B. Thompson, Fiona M. Sander, Chris Scott Jones
  • Publication number: 20120289990
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a hollow anatomical structure comprises an implant sized for insertion into a hollow anatomical structure. The implant comprises a plurality of loose, bulked fibers. The fibers are formed from one or more bioabsorbable materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Halil I. Karabey, Anna G. Prestezog, Michael S. Mirizzi, Brian Farley, John W. Rodriguez, Russell B. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8262695
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a hollow anatomical structure comprises an implant sized for insertion into a hollow anatomical structure. The implant comprises a plurality of loose, bulked fibers. The fibers are formed from one or more bioabsorbable materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Halil I. Karabey, Anna G. Prestezog, Michael S. Mirizzi, Brian Farley, John W. Rodriguez, Russell B. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8114073
    Abstract: A catheter assembly comprises a first branch body having a first axis, a second branch body extending in a non-parallel relationship with respect to the first axis, and at least one electrode carried by the second branch body. In use, the first branch body can be located within a pulmonary vein within the left atrium, while the electrode carried by the second branch body is located in contact with endocardial tissue outside the pulmonary vein. Ablation energy can be transmitted from the electrode to contacted endocardial tissue while the first branch body is located within the pulmonary vein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: EP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James G Whayne, Sidney D Fleischman, Russell B Thompson, David K Swanson, Yi Yang
  • Publication number: 20120029557
    Abstract: A method of treating a hollow anatomical structure of a patient comprises implanting a bioabsorbable fibrous body in a hollow anatomical structure. The body is secured in the hollow anatomical structure to limit migration of the body within the hollow anatomical structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Anna G. Prestezog, Michael S. Mirizzi, Halil I. Karabey, John W. Rodriguez, Russell B. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20110166569
    Abstract: A catheter assembly comprises a first branch body having a first axis, a second branch body extending in a non-parallel relationship with respect to the first axis, and at least one electrode carried by the second branch body. In use, the first branch body can be located within a pulmonary vein within the left atrium, while the electrode carried by the second branch body is located in contact with endocardial tissue outside the pulmonary vein. Ablation energy can be transmitted from the electrode to contacted endocardial tissue while the first branch body is located within the pulmonary vein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: James G. Whayne, Sidney D. Fleischman, Russell B. Thompson, David K. Swanson, Yi Yang
  • Patent number: 7972354
    Abstract: A method of treating a hollow anatomical structure of a patient comprises implanting a bioabsorbable fibrous body in a hollow anatomical structure. The body is secured in the hollow anatomical structure to limit migration of the body within the hollow anatomical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Anna G. Prestezog, Michael S. Mirizzi, Halil I. Karabey, John W. Rodriguez, Russell B. Thompson
  • Patent number: 7972323
    Abstract: An apparatus including an elongate body having a lumen extending therethrough and a steering wire associated with the distal portion of the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Bencini, Russell B. Thompson
  • Patent number: 7837681
    Abstract: A catheter assembly comprises a first branch body having a first axis, a second branch body extending in a non-parallel relationship with respect to the first axis, and at least one electrode carried by the second branch body. In use, the first branch body can be located within a pulmonary vein within the left atrium, while the electrode carried by the second branch body is located in contact with endocardial tissue outside the pulmonary vein. Ablation energy can be transmitted from the electrode to contacted endocardial tissue while the first branch body is located within the pulmonary vein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: EP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James G Whayne, Sidney D Fleischman, Russell B Thompson, David K Swanson, Yi Yang
  • Patent number: 7731682
    Abstract: An apparatus including an elongate body having a lumen extending therethrough and a steering wire, having a distal portion defining a non-circular cross-section, associated with the distal portion of the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Bencini, Bernard J. Durman, Peter Franklin Campbell, Brandon Shuman, Russell B. Thompson
  • Patent number: 7695451
    Abstract: An apparatus including an elongate body having a lumen extending therethrough and a steering wire, having a distal portion defining a non-circular cross-section, associated with the distal portion of the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Bencini, Bernard J. Durman, Peter Franklin Campbell, Brandon Shuman, Russell B. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20090125009
    Abstract: One embodiment comprises an apparatus for applying energy to a hollow anatomical structure having an inner wall. The apparatus comprises an elongate shaft having a distal end and a proximal end opposite the distal end; and a capacitive treatment element located near the distal end. The capacitive treatment element is sized for insertion into the hollow anatomical structure and placement near the inner wall. The capacitive treatment element is configured to create an electric field that extends at least partially into the inner wall. Other devices and methods for treatment of hollow anatomical structures are disclosed as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Arthur W. Zikorus, Russell B. Thompson, Fiona M. Sander, Mark P. Parker
  • Patent number: 7474909
    Abstract: A probe that may be used to create circumferential lesions in body tissue and, in some implementations, may also be used to perform mapping functions. The probe includes a collapsible/expandable structure that supports electrodes or other operative elements against the body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Huy D. Phan, David K. Swanson, Josef V. Koblish, Russell B. Thompson, Thomas R. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20080188800
    Abstract: An apparatus including an elongate body having a lumen extending therethrough and a steering wire associated with the distal portion of the elongate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Robert F. Bencini, Russell B. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20080188801
    Abstract: An apparatus including an elongate body having a lumen extending therethrough and a steering wire, having a distal portion defining a non-circular cross-section, associated with the distal portion of the elongate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Robert F. Bencini, Bernard J. Durman, Peter Franklin Campbell, Brandon Shuman, Russell B. Thompson
  • Patent number: 7371235
    Abstract: Ablation systems comprise a support body, an energy transmitting element supported by the support body and an insulating member covering a portion of the support body and energy transmitting member. Ablation energy is transmitted from an uncovered, exposed portion of the energy transmitting element. The insulating member may be a distal portion of an introducer sheath. An open segment may be provided in the distal portion to expose a portion of the energy transmitting element. When used in cardiac ablation therapy, for example, the insulating member decreases the amount of ablation energy dissipated in the blood circulating through the heart and thermally insulates the energy transmitting member and the tissue at the ablation site, enabling better control of the ablation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell B. Thompson, Robert R. Burnside, David K. Swanson
  • Patent number: 7184811
    Abstract: A probe that may be used to create circumferential lesions in body tissue and, in some implementations, may also be used to perform mapping functions. The probe includes a collapsible/expandable structure that supports electrodes or other operative elements against the body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Huy D. Phan, David K. Swanson, Josef V. Koblish, Russell B. Thompson, Thomas R. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 7175619
    Abstract: Loop structures for positioning diagnostic an therapeutic elements on the epicardium or other organ surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Josef V. Koblish, Russell B. Thompson, James G. Whayne, David K. Swanson
  • Patent number: 7052492
    Abstract: A surgical method and apparatus for positioning a diagnostic or therapeutic element within the body. The apparatus may be catheter-based or a probe including a relatively short shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: EP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Swanson, Sidney D. Fleischman, Josef V. Koblish, Russell B. Thompson, James G. Whayne, Thomas R. Jenkins, Edward J. Snyder