Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Fogarty

Thomas J. Fogarty 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: 10420582
    Abstract: A puncture apparatus is disclosed, which can include an insertion portion that is insertable into a living body, the insertion portion including an urethral insertion portion and a vaginal insertion portion, the urethral insertion portion and the vaginal insertion portion each having at least two sensors; a puncture needle that punctures living body tissues near the insertion portion in a state in which the insertion portion is inserted into the living body, the puncture needle having at least one sensor on a distal portion of the puncture needle; and a monitor configured to receive information relating to a positional relationship between a distal portion of the puncture needle and the insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masakatsu Kawaura, Nao Mandai, Nobuo Takahashi, Thomas J. Fogarty, David Willis, Thomas Howell, Peter Carlotto, Shuji Uemura
  • Patent number: 10413146
    Abstract: An upright vacuum cleaner includes a cleaning head having a suction opening defined along a bottom thereof, a handle assembly connected to the cleaning head, a motor, and a blower connected to the motor and operable to generate suction through the suction opening upon operation of the motor. The vacuum cleaner further includes an electrical connection interface selectively connectable to a direct current (DC) power source and an alternating current (AC) power source. The electrical connection interface is electrically connectable to the motor via an electrical path such that an AC current is supplied to the motor when the AC power source is connected to the electrical connection interface, and a DC current is supplied to the motor when the DC power source is connected to the electrical connection interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Williams, Thomas E. Fogarty, Alex J. Wall, John L. Theising
  • Publication number: 20190254906
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for providing active and/or passive compression therapy to a body part can include a compression device worn over a compression stocking. The compression device can have a pulley based drive train that is driven by a motor to tighten and loosen compression elements, such as compression straps, in a precise, rapid, and balanced manner. Sensors can be used in the compression device and/or compression stockings to provide feedback to modulate the compression treatment parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Eric JOHNSON, Thomas J. FOGARTY, Sylvester LUCATERO, Gilbert LAROYA, James K. WALL, Conrad SALINAS
  • Patent number: 10383636
    Abstract: Non-expandable space-occupying devices for treating voids within the body are disclosed. The devices can have multiple non-expandable space-occupying elements connected to a flexible leader. Methods of making and using the devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20190015631
    Abstract: An infusion catheter assembly has the ability to infinitely titrate the length of a porous fluid distribution section in situ. The infusion catheter assembly thereby provides a length of infusion that can be infinitely varied over a prescribed range, to control the effective infusion length and the rate of infusion. Using the infusion catheter assembly, a physician has the capability to treat only the length of the vessel desired, thereby preventing excessive drug/patient exposures. The porous fluid distribution section can include an array of spaced apart apertures that vary in size and/or density along the length of the porous fluid distribution section, such that the flow rate remains essentially constant for a given inlet pressure independent of the effective infusion length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony J. Comerota, Thomas J. Fogarty, Jonathan M. Olson, Richard A. Lotti
  • Patent number: 10166164
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for providing active and/or passive compression therapy to a body part can include a compression device worn over a compression stocking. The compression device can have a pulley based drive train that is driven by a motor to tighten and loosen compression elements, such as compression straps, in a precise, rapid, and balanced manner. Sensors can be used in the compression device and/or compression stockings to provide feedback to modulate the compression treatment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Radial Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Sylvester Lucatero, Gilbert Laroya, James K. Wall, Conrad Salinas
  • Publication number: 20180360539
    Abstract: An electrosurgical energy channel splitter apparatus includes a channel input a plurality of channel outputs, and a controller. The channel input is configured to receive electrosurgical energy from an electrosurgical energy source. Each channel output is configured to couple to a respective electrosurgical device. The controller is coupled to the channel input and the plurality of channel outputs. The controller is configured to selectively direct the electrosurgical energy from the channel input to one of the plurality of channel outputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: MANI PRAKASH, FRANCESCA ROSSETTO, STEVEN KIM, BRIAN SHIU, THOMAS J. FOGARTY, SASCHA ZARINS
  • Patent number: 10143520
    Abstract: An antenna guide assembly including a guide body having a proximal end defining at least one proximal entry, a distal end defining at least one distal port, and at least one guide passage extending between the proximal and distal ends. The at least one guide passage is configured to receive at least a portion of an antenna therethrough via the at least one proximal entry such that a distal portion of the antenna extends through and distally from the at least one distal port for insertion into tissue. A locking assembly disposed at the distal end of the guide body is configured to receive the distal portion of the antenna therethrough. The locking assembly is configured to selectively engage the distal portion of the antenna to prevent translation of the antenna within the at least one guide passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Mani N. Prakash, Francesca Rossetto, Steven Kim, Brian Shiu, Thomas J. Fogarty, Sascha Zarins
  • Patent number: 10076462
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for providing active and/or passive compression therapy to a body part can include a compression device worn over a compression stocking. The compression device can have a pulley based drive train that is driven by a motor to tighten and loosen compression elements, such as compression straps, in a precise, rapid, and balanced manner. Sensors can be used in the compression device and/or compression stockings to provide feedback to modulate the compression treatment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: RADIAL MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Sylvester Lucatero, Gilbert Laroya, James K. Wall, Conrad Salinas
  • Patent number: 10058679
    Abstract: An infusion catheter assembly has the ability to infinitely titrate the length of a porous fluid distribution section in situ. The infusion catheter assembly thereby provides a length of infusion that can be infinitely varied over a prescribed range, to control the effective infusion length and the rate of infusion. Using the infusion catheter assembly, a physician has the capability to treat only the length of the vessel desired, thereby preventing excessive drug/patient exposures. The porous fluid distribution section can include an array of spaced apart apertures that vary in size and/or density along the length of the porous fluid distribution section, such that the flow rate remains essentially constant for a given inlet pressure independent of the effective infusion length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Venous Therapy Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Comerota, Thomas J. Fogarty, Jonathan M. Olson, Richard A. Lotti
  • Patent number: 10039602
    Abstract: An electrosurgical energy channel splitter apparatus includes a channel input a plurality of channel outputs, and a controller. The channel input is configured to receive electrosurgical energy from an electrosurgical energy source. Each channel output is configured to couple to a respective electrosurgical device. The controller is coupled to the channel input and the plurality of channel outputs. The controller is configured to selectively direct the electrosurgical energy from the channel input to one of the plurality of channel outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Mani Prakash, Francesca Rossetto, Steven Kim, Brian Shiu, Thomas J. Fogarty, Sascha Zarins
  • Publication number: 20180199946
    Abstract: Non-expandable space-occupying devices for treating voids within the body are disclosed. The devices can have multiple non-expandable space-occupying elements connected to a flexible leader. Methods of making and using the devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 9913651
    Abstract: Non-expandable space-occupying devices for treating voids within the body are disclosed. The devices can have multiple non-expandable space-occupying elements connected to a flexible leader. Methods of making and using the devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas J. Fogarty, Michael J. Drews, D. Bruce Modesitt, Neil D. Holmgren, David B. Willis
  • Publication number: 20170367918
    Abstract: Portable devices and methods for preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) by assuring that the ankle is flexed and extended sufficiently to promote blood flow in the lower leg are disclosed. The device includes an actuator with a free movement mode that allows a patient to move freely between activations or to initiate movement to delay a next automatic activation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Robert W. HORST, Kern S. BHUGRA, Thomas J. FOGARTY
  • Publication number: 20170360553
    Abstract: An intravascular implant and methods of using the implant within the vasculature of the body, for example near a vascular aneurysm, are disclosed. A method of treating an aneurysm includes positioning a vascular graft comprising a tubular channel having a first end and a second end in a blood vessel, securing the vascular graft in place with an expandable anchoring member, and filling a seal cuff on the vascular graft, wherein the seal cuff extends radially outward beyond an exterior surface of the vascular graft, wherein the seal cuff comprises a first seal portion and a second seal portion and wherein the first seal portion is separated from the second seal portion by a first gap and a second gap along a circumference of the seal cuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20170333047
    Abstract: A method of filling an aneurysm space within the abdominal aorta is disclosed. The method involves placing a prosthesis in the abdominal aorta; delivering a fillable bladder in a deflated state into the aneurysm space using a catheter; placing a filler tube in fluid communication with an inflow port of the fillable bladder. The fillable bladder comprises a bladder seal surrounding the fillable bladder and the bladder seal has a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side. The first side is symmetric with the second side with respect to a first axis of the fillable bladder and the third side is symmetric with the fourth side with respect to a second axis of the fillable bladder. The first axis is perpendicular to the second axis. The method further involves filling the fillable bladder with a filling agent and removing the filler tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas J. FOGARTY
  • Publication number: 20170312165
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for providing active and/or passive compression therapy to a body part can include a compression device worn over a compression stocking. The compression device can have a pulley based drive train that is driven by a motor to tighten and loosen compression elements, such as compression straps, in a precise, rapid, and balanced manner. Sensors can be used in the compression device and/or compression stockings to provide feedback to modulate the compression treatment parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Eric JOHNSON, Thomas J. FOGARTY, Sylvester LUCATERO, Gilbert LAROYA, James K. WALL, Conrad SALINAS
  • Publication number: 20170312161
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for providing active and/or passive compression therapy to a body part can include a compression device worn over a compression stocking. The compression device can have a pulley based drive train that is driven by a motor to tighten and loosen compression elements, such as compression straps, in a precise, rapid, and balanced manner. Sensors can be used in the compression device and/or compression stockings to provide feedback to modulate the compression treatment parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Eric JOHNSON, Thomas J. FOGARTY, Sylvester LUCATERO, Gilbert LAROYA, James K. WALL, Conrad SALINAS
  • Patent number: 9750504
    Abstract: A method of filling an aneurysm space within the abdominal aorta is disclosed. The method involves placing a prosthesis in the abdominal aorta; delivering a fillable bladder in a deflated state into the aneurysm space using a catheter; placing a filler tube in fluid communication with an inflow port of the fillable bladder. The fillable bladder comprises a bladder seal surrounding the fillable bladder and the bladder seal has a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side. The first side is symmetric with the second side with respect to a first axis of the fillable bladder and the third side is symmetric with the fourth side with respect to a second axis of the fillable bladder. The first axis is perpendicular to the second axis. The method further involves filling the fillable bladder with a filling agent and removing the filler tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 9744026
    Abstract: An intravascular implant and methods of using the implant within the vasculature of the body, for example near a vascular aneurysm, are disclosed. A method of treating an aneurysm includes positioning a vascular graft comprising a tubular channel having a first end and a second end in a blood vessel, securing the vascular graft in place with an expandable anchoring member, and filling a seal cuff on the vascular graft, wherein the seal cuff extends radially outward beyond an exterior surface of the vascular graft, wherein the seal cuff comprises a first seal portion and a second seal portion and wherein the first seal portion is separated from the second seal portion by a first gap and a second gap along a circumference of the seal cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty