Patents by Inventor Stephen M. Salmon

Stephen M. Salmon 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: 9579091
    Abstract: A closure system and methods of use are provided for use in sealing an opening in a body tissue, such as a vascular puncture site. A method of closing the opening in the body tissue can be performed with the closure system having a closure clip. The method can include positioning the closure clip in a first closure clip position adjacent to the opening in the body tissue such that a plurality of spikes of the closure clip are inserted into the tissue at a location outward from a central axis of the opening. Subsequently, the closure clip can be positioned in a second closure clip position such that the plurality of spikes are pulled inward toward the central axis of the opening so as to pull the tissue between the opening and each of the spikes together and close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony Pantages, Javier Sagastegui, Janina Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 9492148
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue includes a bioabsorbable body disposed on a distal end of a handle device. The plug member includes a helical thread on its outer surface and the plug member and handle device include cooperating lumens communicating with a distal port. A sealing member is disposed within the plug member lumen. An obturator is inserted through the lumens until its distal tip extends beyond the plug member, the distal tip including a bleed back port. The plug member is threaded into a passage towards a blood vessel until the bleed back indicator identifies the location of the vessel with respect to the plug member. The plug member is released from the handle device, the handle device and obturator are withdrawn, and the sealing member seals the lumen. The plug member is left within the passage to seal the passage until the tissue heals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Cardinal Health Switzerland 515 GmbH
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Stephen M. Salmon
  • Publication number: 20140309686
    Abstract: A closure system and methods of use are provided for use in sealing an opening in a body tissue, such as a vascular puncture site. A method of closing the opening in the body tissue can be performed with the closure system having a closure clip. The method can include positioning the closure clip in a first closure clip position adjacent to the opening in the body tissue such that a plurality of spikes of the closure clip are inserted into the tissue at a location outward from a central axis of the opening. Subsequently, the closure clip can be positioned in a second closure clip position such that the plurality of spikes are pulled inward toward the central axis of the opening so as to pull the tissue between the opening and each of the spikes together and close the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, William Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony J. Pantages, Fransisco Javier Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 8758400
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue communicating with a body lumen is provided. The apparatus includes an elongate member having a proximal end a distal end and a lumen extending from the distal end toward the proximal end defining a longitudinal axis. A plug member is disposed on the distal end and extends distally from the elongate member in a pre-deployed and deployed configuration. The plug member includes a distal port therein in communication with the lumen and has a cross-sectional diameter at a plug proximal end and a plug distal end greater than a cross-sectional diameter of the distal end of the elongate member in the pre-deployed configuration. The apparatus also includes a member extendable distally from the distal port, the member including a proximal end and a distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, William Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony J. Pantages, Francisco Javier Sagastegui
  • Publication number: 20110106148
    Abstract: A closure system and methods of use are provided for use in sealing an opening in a body tissue, such as a vascular puncture site. A method of closing the opening in the body tissue can be performed with the closure system having a closure clip. The method can include positioning the closure clip in a first closure clip position adjacent to the opening in the body tissue such that a plurality of spikes of the closure clip are inserted into the tissue at a location outward from a central axis of the opening. Subsequently, the closure clip can be positioned in a second closure clip position such that the plurality of spikes are pulled inward toward the central axis of the opening so as to pull the tissue between the opening and each of the spikes together and close the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, William Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony J. Pantages, Francisco Javier Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 7828817
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a clip to close an opening through tissue includes a sheath and a carrier assembly including a clip therein that is slidable on the sheath. An actuator assembly is connectable to the sheath, and telescoping actuator members extend from the handle that are connectable to the carrier assembly for advancing the carrier assembly along the sheath. An obturator on the actuator assembly includes splines that may be deployed beyond a distal end of the sheath, and expanded to a transverse expanded configuration for positioning the sheath before deploying the clip. The actuator members include cooperating detents that selectively release the actuator members as the carrier assembly reaches predetermined positions along the sheath for deploying the clip from the carrier assembly, and that collapse the splines to allow removal of the apparatus after deploying the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Martin Belef, William N. Aldrich, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony Pantages, Javier Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 7044964
    Abstract: A catheter system has a balloon angioplasty device disposed about a common lumen near its distal end. The balloon catheter is pre-fitted with a stent which is deployed when the balloon is inflated. The common lumen is in communication with multiple lumens within a proximal region of the catheter body to allow for positioning of the catheter over a movable guide wire and convenient delivery of imaging or interventional devices to a desired region of a body passageway being treated. The procedure for stent deployment optionally includes steps of imaging a lumen by ultrasound before and after stent deployment to identify the site at which a stent is needed, to confirm that the stent is being and has been deployed at a longitudinal position which does not overlap a branched segment of the body passageway, and to ensure that the stent has been radially opened to an optimum diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yue-Teh Jang, Stephen M. Salmon, David A. White, Rizza A. Garcia
  • Patent number: 6942674
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a clip to close an opening through tissue includes a sheath and a carrier assembly including a clip therein that is slidable on the sheath. An actuator assembly is connectable to the sheath, and telescoping actuator members extend from the handle that are connectable to the carrier assembly for advancing the carrier assembly along the sheath. An obturator on the actuator assembly includes splines that may be deployed beyond a distal end of the sheath, and expanded to a transverse expanded configuration for positioning the sheath before deploying the clip. The actuator members include cooperating detents that selectively release the actuator members as the carrier assembly reaches predetermined positions along the sheath for deploying the clip from the carrier assembly, and that collapse the splines to allow removal of the apparatus after deploying the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Martin Belef, William N. Aldrich, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony Pantages, Javier Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 6846319
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue includes an elongate shaft and a cylindrical plug disposed on a distal end of the shaft, the plug including a helical thread on its outer surface. Intestinal submucosa may be secured to the plug, e.g., in a cavity in its distal end, that may be delivered into the passage. Alternatively, the plug may be formed from a bioabsorbable material and may be released from the shaft within the passage. The plug is threaded into the passage, thereby engaging the tissue to seal the passage. The shaft is rotated until it engages a blood vessel within the tissue while monitoring blood flow through the vessel. The shaft is rotated to thread the plug into the passage until blood flow ceases through the vessel, whereupon rotation of the shaft is reversed to back the plug until blood flow through the vessel resumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Core Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Stephen M. Salmon, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Publication number: 20040127940
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue includes a bioabsorbable body disposed on a distal end of a handle device. The plug member includes a helical thread on its outer surface and the plug member and handle device include cooperating lumens communicating with a distal port. A sealing member is disposed within the plug member lumen. An obturator is inserted through the lumens until its distal tip extends beyond the plug member, the distal tip including a bleed back port. The plug member is threaded into a passage towards a blood vessel until the bleed back indicator identifies the location of the vessel with respect to the plug member. The plug member is released from the handle device, the handle device and obturator are withdrawn, and the sealing member seals the lumen. The plug member is left within the passage to seal the passage until the tissue heals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Stephen M. Salmon
  • Publication number: 20040083002
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for treating a spinal disc are disclosed. An opening is created in the annulus fibrosis, and nucleus pulposus is removed from the interior of the disc. The interior is lined with a nonporous, bioabsorbable liner, and filled with a fill material, such as nucleus pulposus, to cause the liner to expand to engage tissue surrounding the interior. The liner may be a sheet of extra-cellular matrix material that is introduced into the interior, or a bladder of extra-cellular matrix material including a neck communicating with an interior region of the bladder. The sheet or bladder may be carried by a delivery device, e.g., a catheter or rod. After the interior region is filled, the opening is closed using a plug or other closure device. The plug may include threads on its external surface for securing the plug in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: William Martin Belef, Stephen M. Salmon, Willliam N. Aldrich, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 6663655
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue includes a bioabsorbable body disposed on a distal end of a handle device. The plug member includes a helical thread on its outer surface and the plug member and handle device include cooperating lumens communicating with a distal port. A sealing member is disposed within the plug member lumen. An obturator is inserted through the lumens until its distal tip extends beyond the plug member, the distal tip including a bleed back port. The plug member is threaded into a passage towards a blood vessel until the bleed back indicator identifies the location of the vessel with respect to the plug member. The plug member is released from the handle device, the handle device and obturator are withdrawn, and the sealing member seals the lumen. The plug member is left within the passage to seal the passage until the tissue heals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Core Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Stephen M. Salmon
  • Publication number: 20030105509
    Abstract: A catheter system has a balloon angioplasty device disposed about a common lumen near its distal end. The balloon catheter is pre-fitted with a stent which is deployed when the balloon is inflated. The common lumen is in communication with multiple lumens within a proximal region of the catheter body to allow for positioning of the catheter over a movable guide wire and convenient delivery of imaging or interventional devices to a desired region of a body passageway being treated. The procedure for stent deployment optionally includes steps of imaging a lumen by ultrasound before and after stent deployment to identify the site at which a stent is needed, to confirm that the stent is being and has been deployed at a longitudinal position which does not overlap a branched segment of the body passageway, and to ensure that the stent has been radially opened to an optimum diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: Yue-Teh Jang, Stephen M. Salmon, David A. White, Rizza A. Garcia
  • Publication number: 20020193808
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a clip to close an opening through tissue includes a sheath and a carrier assembly including a clip therein that is slidable on the sheath. An actuator assembly is connectable to the sheath, and telescoping actuator members extend from the handle that are connectable to the carrier assembly for advancing the carrier assembly along the sheath. An obturator on the actuator assembly includes splines that may be deployed beyond a distal end of the sheath, and expanded to a transverse expanded configuration for positioning the sheath before deploying the clip. The actuator members include cooperating detents that selectively release the actuator members as the carrier assembly reaches predetermined positions along the sheath for deploying the clip from the carrier assembly, and that collapse the splines to allow removal of the apparatus after deploying the clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: W. Martin Belef, William N. Aldrich, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony Pantages, Javier Sagastegui
  • Publication number: 20020156515
    Abstract: A catheter system has a balloon angioplasty device disposed about a common lumen near its distal end. The balloon catheter is pre-fitted with a stent which is deployed when the balloon is inflated. The common lumen is in communication with multiple lumens within a proximal region of the catheter body to allow for positioning of the catheter over a movable guide wire and convenient delivery of imaging or interventional devices to a desired region of a body passageway being Treated. The procedure for stent deployment optionally includes steps of imaging a lumen by ultrasound before and after stent deployment to identify the site at which a stent is needed, to confirm that the stent is being and has been deployed at a longitudinal position which does not overlap a branched segment of the body passageway, and to ensure that the stent has been radially opened to an optimum diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 1999
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: YUE-TEH JANG, STEPHEN M. SALMON, DAVID A. WHITE, RIZZA A. GARCIA
  • Publication number: 20020147496
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for treating a spinal disc are disclosed. An opening is created in the annulus fibrosis, and nucleus pulposus is removed from the interior of the disc. The interior is lined with a nonporous, bioabsorbable liner, and filled with a fill material, such as nucleus pulposus, to cause the liner to expand to engage tissue surrounding the interior. The liner may be a sheet of extra-cellular matrix material that is introduced into-the interior, or a bladder of extra-cellular matrix material including a neck communicating with an interior region of the bladder. The sheet or bladder may be carried by a delivery device, e.g., a catheter or rod. After the interior region is filled, the opening is closed using a plug or other closure device. The plug may include threads on its external surface for securing the plug in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Applicant: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Martin Belef, Stephen M. Salmon, William N. Aldrich, Richard S. Ginn, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Publication number: 20020147461
    Abstract: A closure device includes a body defining a longitudinal axis, and a plurality of tissue engaging elements that are expandable between contracted and expanded conditions, and preferably biased to extend outwardly from the body in the expanded condition. The closure device may include a generally planar body including tines extending from its outer edge, an elongate body including annular flanges extending from its peripheral surface, or an annular body including tissue engaging elements extending from its proximal portion. An opening is created through the annulus fibrosis into a disc, and a procedure is performed within the disc. The closure device is introduced into the opening, and the tissue engaging elements are expanded to engage tissue surrounding the opening, thereby anchoring the closure device within the opening. Alternatively, the closure device may be a threaded plug that is threaded into the opening after completing the procedure to seal the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventors: William N. Aldrich, Michael T. Carley, Stephen M. Salmon, Richard S. Ginn, W. Martin Belef
  • Publication number: 20020147497
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for treating a spinal disc are disclosed. An opening is created in the annulus fibrosis, and nucleus pulposus is removed from the interior of the disc. The interior is lined with a nonporous, bioabsorbable liner, and filled with a fill material, such as nucleus pulposus, to cause the liner to expand to engage tissue surrounding the interior. The liner may be a sheet of extra-cellular matrix material that is introduced into the interior, or a bladder of extra-cellular matrix material including a neck communicating with an interior region of the bladder. The sheet or bladder may be carried by a delivery device, e.g., a catheter or rod. After the interior region is filled, the opening is closed using a plug or other closure device. The plug may include threads on its external surface for securing the plug in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Applicant: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William Martin Belef, Stephen M. Salmon, William N. Aldrich, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Publication number: 20020077657
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue includes a bioabsorbable body disposed on a distal end of a handle device. The plug member includes a helical thread on its outer surface and the plug member and handle device include cooperating lumens communicating with a distal port. A sealing member is disposed within the plug member lumen. An obturator is inserted through the lumens until its distal tip extends beyond the plug member, the distal tip including a bleed back port. The plug member is back indicator identifies the location of the vessel with respect to the plug member. The plug member is released from the handle device, the handle device and obturator are withdrawn, and the sealing member seals the lumen. The plug member is left within the passage to seal the passage until the tissue heals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Applicant: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Stephen M. Salmon
  • Publication number: 20020077656
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue includes an elongate shaft and a cylindrical plug disposed on a distal end of the shaft, the plug including a helical thread on its outer surface. Intestinal submucosa may be secured to the plug, e.g., in a cavity in its distal end, that may be delivered into the passage. Alternatively, the plug may be formed from a bioabsorbable material and may be released from the shaft within the passage. The plug is threaded into the passage, thereby engaging the tissue to seal the passage. The shaft is rotated until it engages a blood vessel within the tissue while monitoring blood flow through the vessel. The shaft is rotated to thread the plug into the passage until blood flow ceases through the vessel, whereupon rotation of the shaft is reversed to back the plug until blood flow through the vessel resumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Applicant: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Stephen M. Salmon, Ronald J. Jabba