Patents by Inventor Shirley Vong

Shirley Vong 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: 20200030127
    Abstract: In one embodiment according to the present invention, a stent is described having a generally cylindrical body formed from a single woven nitinol wire. The distal and proximal ends of the stent include a plurality of loops, some of which include marker members used for visualizing the position of the stent. In another embodiment, the previously described stent includes an inner flow diverting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Terumo Corporation
    Inventors: Tai D. Tieu, Gregory M. Cruise, Heather Griffin, Helen Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Ponaka Pung, Shirley Vong
  • Patent number: 10543113
    Abstract: In one embodiment according to the present invention, a stent is described having a generally cylindrical body formed from a single woven nitinol wire. The distal and proximal ends of the stent include a plurality of loops, some of which include marker members used for visualizing the position of the stent. In another embodiment, the previously described stent includes an inner flow diverting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Terumo Corporation
    Inventors: Shirley Vong, Priscilla Tsai, Cang Lam, Ross Soltanian, Greg Bak-Boychuk, Tai D. Tieu, Ponaka Pung, Arnold Tuason, Heather Griffith
  • Patent number: 10463515
    Abstract: In one embodiment according to the present invention, a stent is described having a generally cylindrical body formed from a single woven nitinol wire. The distal and proximal ends of the stent include a plurality of loops, some of which include marker members used for visualizing the position of the stent. In another embodiment, the previously described stent includes an inner flow diverting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Terumo Corporation
    Inventors: Tai D. Tieu, Gregory M. Cruise, Heather Griffin, Helen Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Ponaka Pung, Shirley Vong
  • Publication number: 20190282383
    Abstract: A vascular prosthesis is described, having blunted wire ends. The blunted wire ends can take on a variety of configurations including end caps, bent ends, curved ends, or eyelets. The novel ends provide a smooth surface to contact the blood vessel walls thereby reducing the risk of trauma during placement of the prosthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Terumo Corporation
    Inventors: Cang Lam, Shirley Vong, Priscilla Tsai
  • Publication number: 20190269533
    Abstract: In one embodiment according to the present invention, a stent is described having a generally cylindrical body formed from a single woven nitinol wire. The distal and proximal ends of the stent include a plurality of loops, some of which include marker members used for visualizing the position of the stent. In another embodiment, the previously described stent includes an inner flow diverting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Terumo Corporation
    Inventors: Shirley Vong, Priscilla Tsai, Cang Lam, Ross Soltanian, Greg Bak-Boychuk, Tai D. Tieu, Ponaka Pung, Arnold Tuason, Heather Griffith
  • Publication number: 20190262155
    Abstract: An implant delivery system is described, having a distal tip and outer sheath that remain in a fixed position during implant delivery. A pusher mechanism within the sheath pushes an implant out of a gap between a distal end of the sheath and the distal tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Cang Lam, Shirley Vong, Greg Kelley
  • Patent number: 10335299
    Abstract: A vascular prosthesis is described, having blunted wire ends. The blunted wire ends can take on a variety of configurations including end caps, bent ends, curved ends, or eyelets. The novel ends provide a smooth surface to contact the blood vessel walls thereby reducing the risk of trauma during placement of the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Terumo Corporation
    Inventors: Cang Lam, Shirley Vong, Priscilla Tsai
  • Patent number: 10335297
    Abstract: In one embodiment according to the present invention, a stent is described having a generally cylindrical body formed from a single woven nitinol wire. The distal and proximal ends of the stent include a plurality of loops, some of which include marker members used for visualizing the position of the stent. In another embodiment, the previously described stent includes an inner flow diverting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Terumo Corporation
    Inventors: Shirley Vong, Priscilla Tsai, Cang Lam, Ross Soltanian, Greg Bak-Boychuk, Tai D. Tieu, Ponaka Pung, Arnold Tuason, Heather Griffith
  • Patent number: 10322020
    Abstract: An implant delivery system is described, having a distal tip and outer sheath that remain in a fixed position during implant delivery. A pusher mechanism within the sheath pushes an implant out of a gap between a distal end of the sheath and the distal tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Terumo Corporation
    Inventors: Cang Lam, Shirley Vong, Greg Kelley
  • Publication number: 20180036155
    Abstract: In one embodiment according to the present invention, a stent is described having a generally cylindrical body formed from a single woven nitinol wire. The distal and proximal ends of the stent include a plurality of loops, some of which include marker members used for visualizing the position of the stent. In another embodiment, the previously described stent includes an inner flow diverting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: MicroVention, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai D. Tieu, Gregory M. Cruise, Heather Griffin, Helen Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Ponaka Pung, Shirley Vong
  • Patent number: 9867725
    Abstract: In one embodiment according to the present invention, a stent is described having a generally cylindrical body formed from a single woven nitinol wire. The distal and proximal ends of the stent include a plurality of loops, some of which include marker members used for visualizing the position of the stent. In another embodiment, the previously described stent includes an inner flow diverting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: MicroVention, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai D. Tieu, Gregory M. Cruise, Heather Griffith, Helen Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Ponaka Pung, Shirley Vong
  • Publication number: 20180008439
    Abstract: In one embodiment according to the present invention, a stent is described having a generally cylindrical body formed from a single woven nitinol wire. The distal and proximal ends of the stent include a plurality of loops, some of which include marker members used for visualizing the position of the stent. In another embodiment, the previously described stent includes an inner flow diverting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Tai D. Tieu, Gregory M. Cruise, Heather Griffith, Helen Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Ponaka Pung, Shirley Vong
  • Publication number: 20170172766
    Abstract: In one embodiment according to the present invention, a stent is described having a generally cylindrical body formed from a single woven nitinol wire. The distal and proximal ends of the stent include a plurality of loops, some of which include marker members used for visualizing the position of the stent. In another embodiment, the previously described stent includes an inner flow diverting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: MicroVention, Inc.
    Inventors: Shirley Vong, Priscilla Tsai, Cang Lam, Ross Soltanian, Greg Bak-Boychuk, Tai D. Tieu, Ponaka Pung, Arnold Tuason, Heather Griffith
  • Publication number: 20170079812
    Abstract: A vascular prosthesis is described, having blunted wire ends. The blunted wire ends can take on a variety of configurations including end caps, bent ends, curved ends, or eyelets. The novel ends provide a smooth surface to contact the blood vessel walls thereby reducing the risk of trauma during placement of the prosthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: MicroVention, Inc.
    Inventors: Cang Lam, Shirley Vong, Priscilla Tsai
  • Publication number: 20170079820
    Abstract: An implant delivery system is described, having a distal tip and outer sheath that remain in a fixed position during implant delivery. A pusher mechanism within the sheath pushes an implant out of a gap between a distal end of the sheath and the distal tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: MicroVention, Inc.
    Inventors: Cang Lam, Shirley Vong, Greg Kelley
  • Patent number: 9572565
    Abstract: Tissue anchors include a flat, broad, and large contact surface for engagement with a portion of tissue. Several embodiments of composite tissue anchors include a support element and an overlay element. Tissue anchor assemblies include two or more tissue anchors, a connector, and a cinching mechanism. In some embodiments, the tissue anchors included in the tissue anchor assemblies are of different types, sizes, and/or shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: USGI Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Ewers, Tracy D. Maahs, Shirley Vong
  • Publication number: 20160361180
    Abstract: In one embodiment according to the present invention, a stent is described having a generally cylindrical body formed from a single woven nitinol wire. The distal and proximal ends of the stent include a plurality of loops, some of which include marker members used for visualizing the position of the stent. In another embodiment, the previously described stent includes an inner flow diverting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: MicroVention, Inc.
    Inventors: Shirley Vong, Priscilla Tsai, Cang Lam, Ross Soltanian, Greg Bak-Boychuk, Tai D. Tieu, Ponaka Pung, Arnold Tuason, Heather Griffith
  • Patent number: 9439791
    Abstract: In one embodiment according to the present invention, a stent is described having a generally cylindrical body formed from a single woven nitinol wire. The distal and proximal ends of the stent include a plurality of loops, some of which include marker members used for visualizing the position of the stent. In another embodiment, the previously described stent includes an inner flow diverting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: MicroVention, Inc.
    Inventors: Shirley Vong, Priscilla Tsai, Cang Lam, Ross Soltanian, Greg Bak-Boychuk, Tai D. Tieu, Ponaka Pung, Arnold Tuason, Heather Griffith
  • Publication number: 20150018876
    Abstract: Tissue anchors include a flat, broad, and large contact surface for engagement with a portion of tissue. Several embodiments of composite tissue anchors include a support element and an overlay element. Tissue anchor assemblies include two or more tissue anchors, a connector, and a cinching mechanism. In some embodiments, the tissue anchors included in the tissue anchor assemblies are of different types, sizes, and/or shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Richard C. Ewers, Tracy D. Maahs, Shirley Vong
  • Patent number: 8870916
    Abstract: Tissue anchors include a flat, broad, and large contact surface for engagement with a portion of tissue. Several embodiments of composite tissue anchors include a support element and an overlay element. Tissue anchor assemblies include two or more tissue anchors, a connector, and a cinching mechanism. In some embodiments, the tissue anchors included in the tissue anchor assemblies are of different types, sizes, and/or shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: USGI Medical, Inc
    Inventors: Richard C. Ewers, Tracy D. Maahs, Shirley Vong