Patents by Inventor Steve G. Baker

Steve G. Baker 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: 20200330100
    Abstract: An assembly for restoring a gastroesophageal flap valve includes a restoration device substantially free for rotation. The assembly comprises an elongated member configured to be fed through a throat, down an adjoining esophagus and into an associated stomach. The elongated member has a distal end. The assembly further comprises a gastroesophageal flap valve restoration device carried on the distal end of the elongated member for placement in the stomach, and an invaginator carried by the elongated member. The invaginator is configured to grip the esophagus and the elongated member and invaginator are coupled for restricted relative axial movement and substantially free relative rotational movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve G. Baker
  • Publication number: 20200250156
    Abstract: A system and method for information technology (IT) migration includes determining a relationship among objects to be migrated such that the relationship includes a set of objects having at least one of a common feature or dependency between the objects in the set. The objects are grouped into a plurality of migration waves such that cross-wave relationships are minimized among the plurality of migration waves. The objects are migrated wave by wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: RICHARD K. ATHEY, JOHN K. BAKER, RONDA L. CASWELL, STEVE N. LEE, MATTHEW A. MARKLEY, BIRGIT PFITZMANN, MICHAEL TACCI, BRUCE G. TAYLOR, TYLON O. WILLINGHAM
  • Patent number: 10716569
    Abstract: An assembly for restoring a gastroesophageal flap valve includes a restoration device substantially free for rotation. The assembly comprises an elongated member configured to be fed through a throat, down an adjoining esophagus and into an associated stomach. The elongated member has a distal end. The assembly further comprises a gastroesophageal flap valve restoration device carried on the distal end of the elongated member for placement in the stomach, and an invaginator carried by the elongated member. The invaginator is configured to grip the esophagus and the elongated member and invaginator are coupled for restricted relative axial movement and substantially free relative rotational movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve G. Baker
  • Patent number: 10664456
    Abstract: A system and method for information technology (IT) migration includes determining a relationship among objects to be migrated such that the relationship includes a set of objects having at least one of a common feature or dependency between the objects in the set. The objects are grouped into a plurality of migration waves such that cross-wave relationships are minimized among the plurality of migration waves. The objects are migrated wave by wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard K. Athey, John K. Baker, Ronda L. Caswell, Steve N. Lee, Matthew A. Markley, Birgit Pfitzmann, Michael Tacci, Bruce G. Taylor, Tylon O. Willingham
  • Publication number: 20200085426
    Abstract: Tissue fasteners carried on a tissue piercing deployment wire fasten tissue layers of a mammalian body together include a first member, a second member, and a connecting member extending between the first and second members. One of the first and second members has a configuration alterable by a deployment wire to permit release of the fastener from the deployment wire after deployment and without causing excessive tissue trauma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve G. Baker, Stefan J.M. Kraemer, Raymond Michael Wolniewics, III
  • Patent number: 10588615
    Abstract: A device for reducing the volume of a hollow body organ includes a tissue port and a plurality of fasteners. The fasteners may be coupled to a flexible filament, such as a suture, which is tensioned to constrict the hollow body organ to achieve volume reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve G. Baker
  • Patent number: 10478180
    Abstract: Tissue fasteners carried on a tissue piercing deployment wire fasten tissue layers of a mammalian body together include a first member, a second member, and a connecting member extending between the first and second members. One of the first and second members has a configuration alterable by a deployment wire to permit release of the fastener from the deployment wire after deployment and without causing excessive tissue trauma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve G. Baker, Stefan J. M. Kraemer, Raymond Michael Wolniewicz, III
  • Publication number: 20190336127
    Abstract: Tissue fasteners carried on a tissue piercing deployment wire fasten tissue layers of a mammalian body together include a first member, a second member, and a connecting member extending between the first and second members. One of the first and second members has an elongated slot permitting fastener deployment while avoiding excessive tissue compression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve G. Baker, Brett J. Carter
  • Publication number: 20190231375
    Abstract: A transoral gastroesophageal flap valve restoration device has sufficient flexibility and dimension to be passed through the mouth, throat, and esophagus of a patient into the patient's stomach. The device includes a first member and a second member hingedly coupled to the first member. The first and second members are configured to flex in a direction to follow the esophageal path into the stomach and to be substantially rigid when forming the restored gastroesophageal flap valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan J. M. Kraemer, Steve G. Baker, Brett J. Carter, John M. Adams, John C. Bayne
  • Patent number: 10357245
    Abstract: Tissue fasteners carried on a tissue piercing deployment wire fasten tissue layers of a mammalian body together include a first member, a second member, and a connecting member extending between the first and second members. One of the first and second members has an elongated slot permitting fastener deployment while avoiding excessive tissue compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve G. Baker, Brett J. Carter
  • Patent number: 10299814
    Abstract: A transoral gastroesophageal flap valve restoration device has sufficient flexibility and dimension to be passed through the mouth, throat, and esophagus of a patient into the patient's stomach. The device includes a first member and a second member hingedly coupled to the first member. The first and second members are configured to flex in a direction to follow the esophageal path into the stomach and to be substantially rigid when forming the restored gastroesophageal flap valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan J. M. Kraemer, Steve G. Baker, Brett J. Carter, John M. Adams, John C. Bayne
  • Publication number: 20190021720
    Abstract: Tissue fasteners carried on a tissue piercing deployment wire fasten tissue layers of a mammalian body together. The fasteners include a first member, a second member, and a connecting member extending between the first and second members. The first and second members are substantially parallel to each other. The fasteners may be deployed in limited spaces and in various applications including the restoration of a gastroesophageal flap valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve G. Baker, Brett J. Carter, Stefan J.M. Kraemer, Clifton A. Alferness, John M. Adams
  • Patent number: 10064615
    Abstract: Tissue fasteners carried on a tissue piercing deployment wire fasten tissue layers of a mammalian body together. The fasteners include a first member, a second member, and a connecting member extending between the first and second members. The first and second members are substantially parallel to each other. The fasteners may be deployed in limited spaces and in various applications including the restoration of a gastroesophageal flap valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ENDOGASTRIC SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Steve G. Baker, Brett J. Carter, Stefan J. M. Kraemer, Clifton A. Alferness, John M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20180028174
    Abstract: A device for reducing the volume of a hollow body organ includes a tissue port and a plurality of fasteners. The fasteners may be coupled to a flexible filament, such as a suture, which is tensioned to constrict the hollow body organ to achieve volume reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve G. Baker
  • Patent number: 9788829
    Abstract: A device for reducing the volume of a hollow body organ includes a tissue port and a plurality of fasteners. The fasteners may be coupled to a flexible filament, such as a suture, which is tensioned to constrict the hollow body organ to achieve volume reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve G. Baker
  • Publication number: 20170265868
    Abstract: An assembly for restoring a gastroesophageal flap valve includes a restoration device substantially free for rotation. The assembly comprises an elongated member configured to be fed through a throat, down an adjoining esophagus and into an associated stomach. The elongated member has a distal end. The assembly further comprises a gastroesophageal flap valve restoration device carried on the distal end of the elongated member for placement in the stomach, and an invaginator carried by the elongated member. The invaginator is configured to grip the esophagus and the elongated member and invaginator are coupled for restricted relative axial movement and substantially free relative rotational movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve G. Baker
  • Publication number: 20170265863
    Abstract: Tissue fasteners carried on a tissue piercing deployment wire fasten tissue layers of a mammalian body together include a first member, a second member, and a connecting member extending between the first and second members. One of the first and second members has an elongated slot permitting fastener deployment while avoiding excessive tissue compression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve G. Baker, Brett J. Carter
  • Patent number: 9700308
    Abstract: Tissue fasteners carried on a tissue piercing deployment wire fasten tissue layers of a mammalian body together include a first member, a second member, and a connecting member extending between the first and second members. One of the first and second members has an elongated slot permitting fastener deployment while avoiding excessive tissue compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ENDOGASTRIC SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Steve G. Baker, Brett J. Carter
  • Patent number: 9675360
    Abstract: An assembly for restoring a gastroesophageal flap valve includes a restoration device substantially free for rotation. The assembly comprises an elongated member configured to be fed through a throat, down an adjoining esophagus and into an associated stomach. The elongated member has a distal end. The assembly further comprises a gastroesophageal flap valve restoration device carried on the distal end of the elongated member for placement in the stomach, and an invaginator carried by the elongated member. The invaginator is configured to grip the esophagus and the elongated member and invaginator are coupled for restricted relative axial movement and substantially free relative rotational movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve G. Baker
  • Publication number: 20170112494
    Abstract: Tissue fasteners carried on a tissue piercing deployment wire fasten tissue layers of a mammalian body together include a first member, a second member, and a connecting member extending between the first and second members. One of the first and second members has a configuration alterable by a deployment wire to permit release of the fastener from the deployment wire after deployment and without causing excessive tissue trauma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve G. Baker, Stefan J.M. Kraemer, Raymond Michael Wolniewicz, III