Patents by Inventor Scott J. Solano

Scott J. Solano 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: 6004261
    Abstract: An uncured or partially cured, collagen-based material is delivered to a selected site in a blood vessel and is crosslinked in the blood vessel by laser energy or other suitable energy to form an endovascular stent. The collagen-based material can be delivered to the blood vessel as a coating on an inflatable balloon mounted on the distal end of a catheter. The collagen-based material can also be delivered to the blood vessel in liquid form. The liquid collagen-based material is forced through a porous balloon to form either an imperforate tubular configuration or a tubular mesh configuration. The collagen-based material is preferably crosslinked by laser radiation carried through an optical fiber to a diffusing tip located within the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward L. Sinofsky, Scott J. Solano, James F. Crittenden
  • Patent number: 5682894
    Abstract: The present invention is for a guide wire with an improved flexible distal section with both a radiolucent coil and radiopaque coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Inventors: Gregory C. Orr, Scott J. Solano
  • Patent number: 4921478
    Abstract: An occlusion catheter for use during the therapeutic intervention of a cerebral blood vessel for flushing away fluid and debris from the area of the therapeutic intervention is provided. The catheter carries an inflatable occlusion balloon capable of being formed into a funnel with the larger end of the funnel facing distally. The funnel-shaped occlusion balloon seals the walls of the vessel to establish retrograde flow of blood. The peripheral walls of the funnel meet the vessel walls at an oblique angle and channel fluid and debris flowing proximally into the funnel to efflux ports at the base of the funnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. Solano, Myles L. Saunders, James Crittenden