Patents by Inventor Thomas F. Kordis

Thomas F. Kordis 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: 20190239767
    Abstract: A system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: an elongate tubular member having a lumen, a proximal end and a distal end; a plurality of flexible splines; an anchor for securably affixing the proximal portions of the splines, where the anchor is securably affixed within the lumen of the elongate tubular member at the distal end of the elongate tubular member; and a metallic tip for securably affixing the distal portions of the splines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Ruchir Sehra, Eric T. Johnson, Darrin J. Kent, Robert Ryan Ragland
  • Patent number: 10244960
    Abstract: A system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: an elongate tubular member having a lumen, a proximal end and a distal end; and a basket assembly including a plurality of flexible splines; an anchor for securably affixing proximal portions of the splines, where the anchor is securably affixed within the lumen of the elongate tubular member at the distal end of the elongate tubular member; and a tip for securably affixing the distal portions of the splines; where the tip is recessed within the basket assembly upon radial expansion of the basket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Ruchir Sehra, Eric T. Johnson, Darrin J. Kent, Robert Ryan Ragland
  • Patent number: 9895072
    Abstract: A system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: an elongate tubular member having a lumen, a proximal end and a distal end; a plurality of flexible splines; an anchor for securably affixing the proximal portions of the splines, where the anchor is securably affixed within the lumen of the elongate tubular member at the distal end of the elongate tubular member; and a metallic tip for securably affixing the distal portions of the splines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Eric T. Johnson, Phillip C. Burke, Darrin J. Kent, Robert Ryan Ragland
  • Patent number: 9560982
    Abstract: A method for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: providing a system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, including: a first elongate tubular member having a lumen, a proximal end and a distal end; a basket assembly including: a plurality of flexible splines for guiding a plurality of exposed electrodes, the splines having proximal portions, distal portions and medial portions therein between, wherein the electrodes are substantially flat electrodes and are substantially unidirectionally oriented towards a direction outside of the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Ruchir Sehra
  • Patent number: 9504399
    Abstract: A system for sensing monophasic action potentials from endocardial tissue of a heart, includes: a plurality of flexible splines; an anchor for securably affixing the proximal portions of the splines; a tip for securably affixing the distal portions of the splines; and a polymeric member including opposed a first open end and a second open end defining an open lumen therein between, where at least one of the plurality of flexible splines is at least partially disposed within the lumen of the polymeric member; a flexible electrode assembly strip with two or more exposed electrodes oppositely disposed on at least a portion of the outer surface of the polymeric member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Eric T. Johnson, Phillip C. Burke, Darrin J. Kent, Kevin M. Magrini, Jeff A. Burke, Robert Ryan Ragland
  • Publication number: 20150133760
    Abstract: A system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: an elongate tubular member having a lumen, a proximal end and a distal end; and a basket assembly including a plurality of flexible splines; an anchor for securably affixing proximal portions of the splines, where the anchor is securably affixed within the lumen of the elongate tubular member at the distal end of the elongate tubular member; and a tip for securably affixing the distal portions of the splines; where the tip is recessed within the basket assembly upon radial expansion of the basket assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Ruchir Sehra, Eric T. Johnson, Darrin J. Kent, Robert Ryan Ragland
  • Publication number: 20140303469
    Abstract: A method for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: providing a system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, including: a first elongate tubular member having a lumen, a proximal end and a distal end; a basket assembly including: a plurality of flexible splines for guiding a plurality of exposed electrodes, the splines having proximal portions, distal portions and medial portions therein between, wherein the electrodes are substantially flat electrodes and are substantially unidirectionally oriented towards a direction outside of the basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Ruchir Sehra
  • Patent number: 8812074
    Abstract: A method for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: providing a system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, including: a first elongate tubular member having a lumen, a proximal end and a distal end; a basket assembly including: a plurality of flexible splines for guiding a plurality of exposed electrodes, the splines having proximal portions, distal portions and medial portions therein between, wherein the electrodes are substantially flat electrodes and are substantially unidirectionally oriented towards a direction outside of the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Ruchir Sehra
  • Publication number: 20140228663
    Abstract: A system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: an elongate tubular member having a lumen, a proximal end and a distal end; a plurality of flexible splines; an anchor for securably affixing the proximal portions of the splines, where the anchor is securably affixed within the lumen of the elongate tubular member at the distal end of the elongate tubular member; and a metallic tip for securably affixing the distal portions of the splines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Eric T. Johnson, Phillip C. Burke, Darrin J. Kent, Robert Ryan Ragland
  • Publication number: 20140128709
    Abstract: A method for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: providing a system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, including: a first elongate tubular member having a lumen, a proximal end and a distal end; a basket assembly including: a plurality of flexible splines for guiding a plurality of exposed electrodes, the splines having proximal portions, distal portions and medial portions therein between, wherein the electrodes are substantially flat electrodes and are substantially unidirectionally oriented towards a direction outside of the basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Ruchir Sehra
  • Patent number: 8644902
    Abstract: A method for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: providing a system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, including: a first elongate tubular member having a lumen, a proximal end and a distal end; a basket assembly including: a plurality of flexible splines for guiding a plurality of exposed electrodes, the splines having proximal portions, distal portions and medial portions therein between, wherein the electrodes are substantially flat electrodes and are substantially unidirectionally oriented towards a direction outside of the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Ruchir Sehra
  • Publication number: 20130331677
    Abstract: A system for sensing monophasic action potentials from endocardial tissue of a heart, includes: a plurality of flexible splines; an anchor for securably affixing the proximal portions of the splines; a tip for securably affixing the distal portions of the splines; and a polymeric member including opposed a first open end and a second open end defining an open lumen therein between, where at least one of the plurality of flexible splines is at least partially disposed within the lumen of the polymeric member; a flexible electrode assembly strip with two or more exposed electrodes oppositely disposed on at least a portion of the outer surface of the polymeric member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Eric T. Johnson, Phillip C. Burke, Darrin J. Kent, Kevin M. Magrini, Jeff A. Burke, Robert Ryan Ragland
  • Patent number: 8504133
    Abstract: A system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: an elongate tubular member; a plurality of flexible splines having proximal portions, distal portions and medial portions therein between; an anchor for securably affixing the proximal portions of the splines; an atraumatic tip for securably affixing the distal portions of the splines; and a polymeric member including opposed a first open end and a second open end defining an open lumen therein between and an inner member surface and an outer member surface, wherein at least one of the plurality of flexible splines is at least partially disposed within the lumen of the polymeric member; a flexible electrode assembly strip with one or more exposed electrodes disposed on at least a portion of the outer surface of the polymeric member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Eric T. Johnson, Philip C. Burke, Darrin J. Kent, Kevin M. Magrini, Jeff A. Burke, Robert Ryan Ragland
  • Patent number: 8364236
    Abstract: A device for insertion into a body lumen, includes: an electrode assembly strip with exposed electrodes including: a polymeric substrate having an upper surface and an opposed lower surface; one or more electrodes disposed over a portion of the upper surface of the polymeric substrate; one or more electrical traces disposed over a portion of the lower surface of the polymeric substrate in electrical communication with the one or more electrodes by way of metal plated holes through the substrate; and a flexible polymeric substrate having a substrate surface and a substrate wall; wherein the electrode assembly strip is compressingly and thermally bonded to the substrate surface of the flexible polymeric substrate to define a flexible electrode assembly strip; and wherein the electrode assembly strip has a thickness from about 0.0005 inches to about 0.008 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff A. Burke, Eric T. Johnson, Thomas F. Kordis, Darrin J. Kent, Kevin M. Magrini
  • Patent number: 8364234
    Abstract: A system a system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: a first elongate tubular member; a basket assembly including: a plurality of flexible splines for guiding a plurality of exposed electrodes, the splines having proximal portions, distal portions and medial portions therein between; a proximal anchor for securably affixing the proximal portions of the splines; the proximal anchor being secured at the distal end of the first elongate tubular member; a distal tip for securably affixing the distal portions of the splines wherein at least some of the splines in the radially expanded non-spherical shape contain a distal excurvate outward bend disposed at the distal portion of the spline at a location near to the distal tip of the basket assembly to bend the splines back towards the proximal anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Ruchir Sehra, Eric T. Johnson, Darrin J. Kent, Robert Ryan Ragland
  • Patent number: 8364235
    Abstract: A system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: a first elongate tubular member having a lumen, a proximal end and a distal end; and a basket assembly including: a plurality of flexible splines for guiding a plurality of exposed electrodes, the splines having proximal portions and distal portions; an anchor for securably affixing the proximal portions of the splines; the anchor being secured at the distal end of the first elongate tubular member; an encapsulated and filament-wrapped distal tip including an encapsulant and a filament for securably affixing the distal portions of the splines in a predetermined angular relationship at the distal tip; wherein the splines comprise a superelastic material; and wherein the basket assembly has a radially expanded non-cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Eric T. Johnson, Phillip C. Burke, Darrin J. Kent, Robert Ryan Ragland
  • Patent number: 8346339
    Abstract: A system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: an elongate tubular member; a plurality of flexible splines having proximal portions, distal portions and medial portions therein between; an anchor for securably affixing the proximal portions of the splines; a tip for securably affixing the distal portions of the splines; and a polymeric member including opposed a first open end and a second open end defining an open lumen therein between and an inner member surface and an outer member surface, wherein at least one of the plurality of flexible splines is at least partially disposed within the lumen of the polymeric member; a flexible electrode assembly strip with one or more exposed electrodes disposed on at least a portion of the outer surface of the polymeric member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Eric T. Johnson, Philip C. Burke, Darrin J. Kent, Kevin M. Magrini, Jeff A. Burke, Robert Ryan Ragland
  • Publication number: 20120271135
    Abstract: A device for insertion into a body lumen, includes: an electrode assembly strip with exposed electrodes including: a polymeric substrate having an upper surface and an opposed lower surface; one or more electrodes disposed over a portion of the upper surface of the polymeric substrate; one or more electrical traces disposed over a portion of the lower surface of the polymeric substrate in electrical communication with the one or more electrodes by way of metal plated holes through the substrate; and a flexible polymeric substrate having a substrate surface and a substrate wall; wherein the electrode assembly strip is compressingly and thermally bonded to the substrate surface of the flexible polymeric substrate to define a flexible electrode assembly strip; and wherein the electrode assembly strip has a thickness from about 0.0005 inches to about 0.008 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: TOPERA, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff A. Burke, Eric T. Johnson, Thomas F. Kordis, Darrin J. Kent, Kevin M. Magrini
  • Publication number: 20120271138
    Abstract: A system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: an elongate tubular member; a plurality of flexible splines having proximal portions, distal portions and medial portions therein between; an anchor for securably affixing the proximal portions of the splines; a tip for securably affixing the distal portions of the splines; and a polymeric member including opposed a first open end and a second open end defining an open lumen therein between and an inner member surface and an outer member surface, wherein at least one of the plurality of flexible splines is at least partially disposed within the lumen of the polymeric member; a flexible electrode assembly strip with one or more exposed electrodes disposed on at least a portion of the outer surface of the polymeric member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: TOPERA, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Eric T. Johnson, Philip C. Burke, Darrin J. Kent, Kevin M. Magrini, Jeff A. Burke, Robert Ryan Ragland
  • Publication number: 20120271136
    Abstract: A method for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: providing a system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, including: a first elongate tubular member having a lumen, a proximal end and a distal end; a basket assembly including: a plurality of flexible splines for guiding a plurality of exposed electrodes, the splines having proximal portions, distal portions and medial portions therein between, wherein the electrodes are substantially flat electrodes and are substantially unidirectionally oriented towards a direction outside of the basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: TOPERA, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Ruchir Sehra