Patents by Inventor Ted W. Layman

Ted W. Layman 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: 10219924
    Abstract: A multilayer stent configured for implantation in a body lumen, including a tubular outer layer comprising a first plurality of struts defining an outer layer mesh pattern extending between first and second ends of the outer layer, and a tubular inner layer comprising a second plurality of struts defining an inner layer mesh pattern extending between first and second ends of the inner layer. The inner-layer is at least partially disposed within the outer layer, wherein at least a portion of the inner layer is attached to, or integrally formed with, at least a portion of the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: STRYKER CORPORATION, STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC
    Inventors: Brent C. Gerberding, Ted W. Layman, Clay W. Northrop
  • Publication number: 20170224986
    Abstract: A device, system and method for diagnosing and treating gastric disorders is provided. A submucosal gastric implant device is placed within the submucosal layer of a patient's stomach wall. The device in one embodiment provides electrical stimulation of the stomach wall and may use multiple electrode pairs for sequential stimulation. The device may also have other functional aspects such as a sensor for sensing various parameters of the stomach or stomach environment, or a therapeutic delivery device. The implant may be programmed to respond to sensed information or signals. The device may be modular with a portion of the device accessible outside the stomach wall for removal and replacement. An endoscopic delivery system prepares and delivers the functional device through the esophagus and into the stomach where it is placed through an opening in the mucosa into the submucosal layer of the stomach wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Mir A. Imran, Olivier K. Colliou, Harm TenHoff, Kevin Nason, Ted W. Layman
  • Patent number: 9668690
    Abstract: A device, system and method for diagnosing and treating gastric disorders is provided. A submucosal gastric implant device is placed within the submucosal layer of a patient's stomach wall. The device in one embodiment provides electrical stimulation of the stomach wall and may use multiple electrode pairs for sequential stimulation. The device may also have other functional aspects such as a sensor for sensing various parameters of the stomach or stomach environment, or a therapeutic delivery device. The implant may be programmed to respond to sensed information or signals. The device may be modular with a portion of the device accessible outside the stomach wall for removal and replacement. An endoscopic delivery system prepares and delivers the functional device through the esophagus and into the stomach where it is placed through an opening in the mucosa into the submucosal layer of the stomach wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: IntraPace, Inc.
    Inventors: Mir A. Imran, Olivier K. Colliou, Harm TenHoff, Kevin Nason, Ted W. Layman
  • Publication number: 20170050006
    Abstract: A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for tracking a capsule's location along the length of an intestinal tract as various treatment and/or sensing modalities are employed. In one variation, an acoustic signal is used to determine the location of the capsule. A map of sensed information may be derived from the pass of a capsule. Capsules may be subsequently passed through to treat the intestinal tract at a determined location along its length. One variation uses an electrical stimulation capsule to treat and/or diagnose a condition in the intestinal tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Mir A. Imran, Olivier K. Colliou, Ted W. Layman, Sharon L. Lake, Harm TenHoff, Timothy J. Hughes
  • Patent number: 9498360
    Abstract: A stent configured for implantation in a body lumen includes a plurality of radially expandable circumferential segments, and an axially expandable connecting member connecting adjacent circumferential segments of the plurality. The stent has a relaxed, axially contracted configuration in which the connecting member is contracted axially and each circumferential segment is nested with at least one adjacent circumferential segment. The stent also has a delivery, axially expanded configuration in which the connecting member is expanded axially, and an axial distance between adjacent circumferential segments of the plurality is greater than when the stent is in its relaxed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignees: STRYKER CORPORATION, STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC
    Inventors: Ted W. Layman, Stephen C. Porter
  • Patent number: 9456774
    Abstract: A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for tracking a capsule's location along the length of an intestinal tract as various treatment and/or sensing modalities are employed. In one variation, an acoustic signal is used to determine the location of the capsule. A map of sensed information may be derived from the pass of a capsule. Capsules may be subsequently passed through to treat the intestinal tract at a determined location along its length. One variation uses an electrical stimulation capsule to treat and/or diagnose a condition in the intestinal tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Entrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Mir A. Imran, Olivier K. Colliou, Ted W. Layman, Sharon L. Lake, Harm TenHoff, Timothy J. Hughes
  • Publication number: 20150196745
    Abstract: A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for tracking a capsule's location along the length of an intestinal tract as various treatment and/or sensing modalities are employed. In one variation, an acoustic signal is used to determine the location of the capsule. A map of sensed information may be derived from the pass of a capsule. Capsules may be subsequently passed through to treat the intestinal tract at a determined location along its length. One variation uses an electrical stimulation capsule to treat and/or diagnose a condition in the intestinal tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Mir A. Imran, Olivier K. Colliou, Ted W. Layman, Sharon L. Lake, Harm TenHoff, Timothy J. Hughes
  • Patent number: 9078784
    Abstract: A flexible structural apparatus which may be used as a wound covering which extends above the wound such that the wound covering does not contact the wound and also protects the wound from contact. The apparatus provides a high degree of flexibility while retaining structural strength and resisting collapse, for example, so as to adequately protect the wound. Various embodiments include parallel beams and connections between beams that alternate in location along the beams to provide flexibility. Some embodiments may be used as springs and may have attachment features, such as holes, which may be located at the end beams, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: THT CONSULTING, LLC
    Inventors: Todd H. Turnlund, Ted W. Layman, Richard A. Glenn
  • Patent number: 8939916
    Abstract: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper at the joints to the tubular member, and may be flattened at the distal tip. Radiopaque material may be located inside the tubular member, and the distal tip may be heat treated to make it shapeable. Additional tubular members or coils may be used concentrically or in line and may enhance flexibility, provide radiopacity, reduce friction, or reduce material or manufacturing cost. Tubular members may be chamfered or tapered continuously or incrementally. Slots may be arranged in groups, such as groups of three, and may be equal in depth or unequal in depth to provide a steerable or compressible tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Precision Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, Clark C. Davis, Clay W. Northrop, Ted W. Layman, Kevin T. Olson, Edward J. Snyder, D. Kent Backman, Todd H. Turnlund
  • Patent number: 8936558
    Abstract: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper at the joints to the tubular member, and may be flattened at the distal tip. Radiopaque material may be located inside the tubular member, and the distal tip may be heat treated to make it shapeable. Additional tubular members or coils may be used concentrically or in line and may enhance flexibility, provide radiopacity, reduce friction, or reduce material or manufacturing cost. Tubular members may be chamfered or tapered continuously or incrementally. Slots may be arranged in groups, such as groups of three, and may be equal in depth or unequal in depth to provide a steerable or compressible tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Precision Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, Clark C. Davis, Clay W. Northrop, Ted W. Layman, Kevin T. Olson, Edward J. Snyder, D. Kent Backman, Todd H. Turnlund
  • Patent number: 8932235
    Abstract: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper at the joints to the tubular member, and may be flattened at the distal tip. Radiopaque material may be located inside the tubular member, and the distal tip may be heat treated to make it shapeable. Additional tubular members or coils may be used concentrically or in line and may enhance flexibility, provide radiopacity, reduce friction, or reduce material or manufacturing cost. Tubular members may be chamfered or tapered continuously or incrementally. Slots may be arranged in groups, such as groups of three, and may be equal in depth or unequal in depth to provide a steerable or compressible tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Precision Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, Clark C. Davis, Clay W. Northrop, Ted W. Layman, Kevin T. Olson, Edward J. Snyder, D. Kent Backman, Todd H. Turnlund
  • Patent number: 8915867
    Abstract: A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for tracking a capsule's location along the length of an intestinal tract as various treatment and/or sensing modalities are employed. In one variation, an acoustic signal is used to determine the location of the capsule. A map of sensed information may be derived from the pass of a capsule. Capsules may be subsequently passed through to treat the intestinal tract at a determined location along its length. One variation uses an electrical stimulation capsule to treat and/or diagnose a condition in the intestinal tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Entrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Mir Imran, Olivier K. Colliou, Ted W. Layman, Sharon L. Lake, Harm TenHoff, Timothy J. Hughes
  • Patent number: 8915865
    Abstract: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper at the joints to the tubular member, and may be flattened at the distal tip. Radiopaque material may be located inside the tubular member, and the distal tip may be heat treated to make it shapeable. Additional tubular members or coils may be used concentrically or in line and may enhance flexibility, provide radiopacity, reduce friction, or reduce material or manufacturing cost. Tubular members may be chamfered or tapered continuously or incrementally. Slots may be arranged in groups, such as groups of tree, and may be equal in depth or unequal in depth to provide a steerable or compressible tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Precision Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, Clark C. Davis, Clay W. Northrop, Ted W. Layman, Kevin T. Olson, Edward J. Snyder, D. Kent Backman, Todd H. Turnlund
  • Patent number: 8900163
    Abstract: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper at the joints to the tubular member, and may be flattened at the distal tip. Radiopaque material may be located inside the tubular member, and the distal tip may be heat treated to make it shapeable. Additional tubular members or coils may be used concentrically or in line and may enhance flexibility, provide radiopacity, reduce friction, or reduce material or manufacturing cost. Tubular members may be chamfered or tapered continuously or incrementally. Slots may be arranged in groups, such as groups of three, and may be equal in depth or unequal in depth to provide a steerable or compressible tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Precision Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, Clark C. Davis, Clay W. Northrop, Ted W. Layman, Kevin T. Olson, Edward J. Snyder, D. Kent Backman, Todd H. Turnlund
  • Patent number: 8870790
    Abstract: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper at the joints to the tubular member, and may be flattened at the distal tip. Radiopaque material may be located inside the tubular member, and the distal tip may be heat treated to make it shapeable. Additional tubular members or coils may be used concentrically or in line and may enhance flexibility, provide radiopacity, reduce friction, or reduce material or manufacturing cost. Tubular members may be chamfered or tapered continuously or incrementally. Slots may be arranged in groups, such as groups of three, and may be equal in depth or unequal in depth to provide a steerable or compressible tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark C. Davis, Stephen C. Jacobsen, Clay W. Northrop, Ted W. Layman, Kevin T. Olson, Edward J. Snyder, D. Kent Backman, Todd H. Turnlund
  • Publication number: 20140277391
    Abstract: A stent configured for implantation in a body lumen includes a plurality of radially expandable circumferential segments, and an axially expandable connecting member connecting adjacent circumferential segments of the plurality. The stent has a relaxed, axially contracted configuration in which the connecting member is contracted axially and each circumferential segment is nested with at least one adjacent circumferential segment. The stent also has a delivery, axially expanded configuration in which the connecting member is expanded axially, and an axial distance between adjacent circumferential segments of the plurality is greater than when the stent is in its relaxed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED, STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ted W. Layman, Stephen C. Porter
  • Patent number: 8821477
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example medical device may include an elongate core member and a tubular member disposed about a portion of the core member. The tubular member may have a plurality of slots formed therein. The medical devices may be configured to have a preferential bending direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Clay W. Northrop, Ted W. Layman
  • Publication number: 20140180397
    Abstract: A multilayer stent configured for implantation in a body lumen, including a tubular outer layer comprising a first plurality of struts defining an outer layer mesh pattern extending between first and second ends of the outer layer, and a tubular inner layer comprising a second plurality of struts defining an inner layer mesh pattern extending between first and second ends of the inner layer. The inner-layer is at least partially disposed within the outer layer, wherein at least a portion of the inner layer is attached to, or integrally formed with, at least a portion of the outer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicants: Stryker NV Operations Limited, Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brent C. Gerberding, Ted W. Layman, Clay W. Northrop
  • Publication number: 20140058317
    Abstract: A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for tracking a capsule's location along the length of an intestinal tract as various treatment and/or sensing modalities are employed. In one variation, an acoustic signal is used to determine the location of the capsule. A map of sensed information may be derived from the pass of a capsule. Capsules may be subsequently passed through to treat the intestinal tract at a determined location along its length. One variation uses an electrical stimulation capsule to treat and/or diagnose a condition in the intestinal tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: ENTRACK, INC.
    Inventors: Mir Imran, Olivier K. Colliou, Ted W. Layman, Sharon L. Lake, Harm TenHoff, Timothy J. Hughes
  • Patent number: 8517961
    Abstract: A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for tracking a capsule's location along the length of an intestinal tract as various treatment and/or sensing modalities are employed. In one variation, an acoustic signal is used to determine the location of the capsule. A map of sensed information may be derived from the pass of a capsule. Capsules may be subsequently passed through to treat the intestinal tract at a determined location along its length. One variation uses an electrical stimulation capsule to treat and/or diagnose a condition in the intestinal tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Entrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Mir A. Imran, Olivier K. Colliou, Ted W. Layman, Sharon L. Lake, Harm TenHoff, Timothy J. Hughes