Patents by Inventor Steven Horan

Steven Horan 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: 20060004830
    Abstract: Agent-less data storage management systems, methods and computer program products are provided and include a central data repository, a raw data processor (RDP), a management appliance, and problem identification logic. The RDP collects raw, unformatted metadata directly from remote data storage systems, transforms the collected metadata to a standardized format, and stores the transformed metadata in the central data repository. The RDP collects metadata from remote data storage systems without the use of agents executing at each remote data storage system. The management appliance implements corrective action and configuration changes at each data storage system, and makes configuration changes at each data storage system without the use of agents executing at each remote data storage system. Problem identification logic reviews metadata collected by the RDP, identifies problems at remote data storage systems that require resolution, and initiates corrective action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Brian Lora, Frank Brick, Steven Horan, Dan Lewis, James Olevano, Randy Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20050288705
    Abstract: An embolic protection device 100 comprises a collapsible filter element 105 for delivery through a vascular system of a patient. The filter element 105 comprising a collapsible filter body 110 and a filter support frame 111 contacting the filter body 110. The collapsible filter body 110 has an inlet end and an outlet end, the inlet end of the filter body having one or more inlet openings 117 sized to allow blood and embolic material enter the filter body 110, the outlet end of the filter body having a plurality of outlet openings 119 sized to allow through passage of blood but to retain undesired embolic material within the filter body 110. The filter support frame 111 is movable between a collapsed position for movement through the vascular system and an extended outwardly projecting position to support the filter body 110 in the expanded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicant: Salviac Limited
    Inventors: Paul Gilson, Michael Gilvarry, Eamon Brady, David Vale, Steven Horan
  • Patent number: 6964672
    Abstract: An embolic protection device comprises a collapsible filter body and a filter support for the filter body. The filter support comprises a support frame defined by at least two wire segments having terminations. The terminations of adjacent segments are fixed relative to one another and extend generally parallel in a bifilar manner for enhanced trackability and flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Salviac Limited
    Inventors: Eamon Brady, David Vale, Ronald Kelly, John Neilan, Steven Horan, Gerard Rabitte, Gerry McCaffrey
  • Publication number: 20050209634
    Abstract: An embolic protection device has a support frame incorporating tethering features for connecting the support frame distally and/or proximally and/or intermediately to a carrier. Tethers may also be used additionally or alternatively for connecting various elements of a support frame. The tethers may be used to connect a support hoop 503 to a tubular member 504. The tethers provide added safety and stability to the frame without any increase in the length of the device when wrapped down for delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Applicant: Salviac Limited
    Inventors: Eamon Brady, David Vale, Ronald Kelly, John Neilan, Steven Horan, Gerard Rabitte, Garry McCaffrey
  • Publication number: 20050187940
    Abstract: A data storage management system for managing a plurality of remotely located, independent data storage systems includes a central monitoring system and a plurality of agent systems, each in communication with a respective remotely located customer data storage system. Each remote agent system collects data from a respective customer data storage system that relates to the performance/status of the data storage system. Each agent system converts the collected data to a standardized format and then stores the collected data at the central monitoring system. The central monitoring system continuously and automatically monitors activities at the remote data storage systems and, using pattern recognition and data correlation techniques, can predict when system faults are developing at these remote data storage systems. Data storage management experts staffing the command center can initiate corrective action before a customer's data is adversely impacted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Brian Lora, Frank Brick, Steven Horan, Randy Whitehead, Steve Siegel, Dan Lewis
  • Patent number: 6918921
    Abstract: An embolic protection device comprises a collapsible filter element for delivery through a vascular system of a patient The filter element comprises a collapsible filter body 2 and a filter support 3 for the filter body. The filter body has an inlet end 4 and an outlet end 5, the inlet end 4 of the filter body has one or more inlet openings 6 sized to allow blood and embolic material enter the filter body 2 and the outlet end 5 of the filter body has a plurality of outlet openings 107 sized to allow through passage of blood but to retain undesired embolic material within the filter body 2. The filter support 3 is movable between a collapsed position for movement through the vascular system, and an extended outwardly projecting position to support the filter body in an expanded position The filter support 3 comprises a generally tubular support frame defined by at least one wire 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Salviac Limited
    Inventors: Eamon Brady, David Vale, Ronald Kelly, John Neilan, Steven Horan, Gerard Rabitte, Gerry McCaffrey
  • Publication number: 20050080446
    Abstract: An embolic protection device comprises a collapsible filter element for delivery through a vascular system of a patient. The filter element comprising a collapsible filter body and a filter support frame contacting the filter body. The collapsible filter body has an inlet end and an outlet end, the inlet end of the filter body having one or more inlet openings sized to allow blood and embolic material enter the filter body, the outlet end of the filter body having a plurality of outlet openings sized to allow through passage of blood but to retain undesired embolic material within the filter body. The filter support frame is movable between a collapsed position for movement through the vascular system and an extended outwardly projecting position to support the filter body in the expanded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Gilson, Michael Gilvarry, Eamon Brady, David Vale, Steven Horan
  • Publication number: 20050027345
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivery and deployment of a self expanding stent 1 especially in an arterial vessel with a tortuous passageway leading thereto comprises a catheter shaft 9 with a distal sheath 6. An inner core 5 is fixed to a larger diameter outer core 10, the difference in diameter providing an abutment. To deploy the stent 1, the sheath 6 is drawn proximally relative to the inner core 5, the proximal end of the stent 1 is engaged by the abutment and the stent 1 expands as it is uncovered by the sheath 6. The system includes a stabiliser tube 25 to which the inner core 5 is fixed, at least during the deployment of the stent 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventors: Steven Horan, David Vale, Shane Molloy, Eamon Brady, Martin Keegan
  • Publication number: 20030144688
    Abstract: An embolic protection device comprises a collapsible filter element for delivery through a vascular system of a patient The filter element comprises a collapsible filter body 2 and a filter support 3 for the filter body. The filter body has an inlet end 4 and an outlet end 5, the inlet end 4 of the filter body has one or more inlet openings 6 sized to allow blood and embolic material enter the filter body 2 and the outlet end 5 of the filter body has a plurality of outlet openings 107 sized to allow through passage of blood but to retain undesired embolic material within the filter body 2. The filter support 3 is movable between a collapsed position for movement through the vascular system, and an extended outwardly projecting position to support the filter body in an expanded position The filter support 3 comprises a generally tubular support frame defined by at least one wire 16.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: Salviac Limited
    Inventors: Eamon Brady, David Vale, Ronald Kelly, John Neilan, Steven Horan, Gerard Rabitte, Gerry McCaffrey
  • Publication number: 20030144689
    Abstract: An embolic protection device has a support frame incorporating tethering features for connecting the support frame distally and/or proximally and/or intermediately to a carrier. Tethers may also be used additionally or alternatively for connecting various elements of a support frame. The tethers may be used to connect a support hoop 503 to a tubular member 504. The tethers provide added safety and stability to the frame without any increase in the length of the device when wrapped down for delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: Salviac Limited
    Inventors: Eamon Brady, David Vale, Ronald Kelly, John Neilan, Steven Horan, Gerard Rabitte, Gerry McCaffrey
  • Publication number: 20030144687
    Abstract: An embolic protection device comprises a collapsible filter body and a filter support for the filter body. The filter support comprises a support frame defined by at least two wire segments having terminations. The terminations of adjacent segments are fixed relative to one another and extend generally parallel in a bifilar manner for enhanced trackability and flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: Salviac Limited
    Inventors: Eamon Brady, David Vale, Ronald Kelly, John Neilan, Steven Horan, Gerard Rabitte, Gerry McCaffrey
  • Publication number: 20030130684
    Abstract: A support 103 for an embolic protection device comprises round wires 116 which may form one or more support hoops for a filter body. The circumferential hoop formed by the wires 116 ensures that in the expanded position, the filter body 102 will be supported by the support frame 103 in circumferential apposition with the interior wall of the vasculature. The wires 116 may have a strain distributing linkage element in the form of a loop 120 in. The loop 120 acts as a diameter or circumference adjuster allowing an embolic protection device to adapt to different vessel contours and sizes whilst maintaining apposition with the vessel wall. The strain relieving geometry of the loops enhances the compliance of the bend points without creating a weakened hinge point, thus ensuring that there is no discontinuity in the circumferential seal against the vessel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Eamon Brady, David Vale, Ronald Kellly, John Neilan, Steven Horan, Gerard Rabitte, Gerry McCaffrey
  • Publication number: 20030109886
    Abstract: A delivery catheter 1 for rapid exchange delivery of a stent 7 through a vasculature over a guidewire 10, and for rapid exchange deployment of the stent 7 at a desired site in the vasculature. The catheter 1 comprises a hypotube 2, a distal sheath 4 which defines an internal reception space for the stent 7, and a push wire 3. The catheter body 2 is fixedly attached to the sheath 4 by means of a junction piece 9. At the distal end of the wire 3, the catheter 1 comprises a tubular inner core 5 and a coiled spring 6 which acts as an abutment means for engagement with the stent 7 in the reception space upon retraction of the sheath 4 to facilitate deployment of the stent 7. The guidewire 10 passes proximally from the inner core 5, through the junction piece 9, and out of the junction piece 9 through a proximal guidewire opening 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventors: Martin Keegan, Shane Molloy, Siora Coll, Steven Horan, Brendan Casey
  • Publication number: 20020058911
    Abstract: An embolic protection device (100) comprises a collapsible filter element (105) for delivery through a vascular system of a patient The filter element (105) comprising a collapsible filter body (110) and a filter support frame (111) contacting the filter body (110). The collapsible filter body (110) has an inlet end and an outlet end, the inlet end of the filter body having one or more inlet openings (117) sized to allow blood and embolic material enter the filter body (110), the outlet end of the filter body having a plurality of outlet openings (119) sized to allow through passage of blood but to retain undesired embolic material within the filter body (110). The filter support frame (111) is movable between a collapsed position for movement through the vascular system and an extended outwardly projecting position to support the filter body (110) in the expanded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: Paul Gilson, Michael Gilvarry, Eamon Brady, David Vale, Steven Horan