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: 10959825
    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: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Thomas J. Fogarty
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 10842497
    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: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Thomas J. Fogarty
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20200268592
    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: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Eric JOHNSON, Thomas J. FOGARTY, Sylvester LUCATERO, Gilbert LAROYA, James K. WALL, Conrad SALINAS
  • Patent number: 10736805
    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: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: RADIAL MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Sylvester Lucatero, Gilbert Laroya, James K. Wall, Conrad Salinas
  • Patent number: 10722691
    Abstract: A vaginal insertion portion is disclosed, the vaginal insertion portion including a base portion, a proximal holding portion located on a proximal side of the base portion, and a suction portion located on distal side of the proximal holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masakatsu Kawaura, Nao Mandai, Nobuo Takahashi, Thomas J. Fogarty, David Willis, Thomas Howell, Peter Carlotto, Shuji Uemura
  • Patent number: 10709305
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaning system includes an upright vacuum cleaner operable in a cordless mode and a corded mode. The upright vacuum cleaner includes a cleaning head for removing debris from a floor, a debris tube connected to the cleaning head for receiving the debris, and an electrical connection interface. The vacuum cleaning system also includes a battery and a power cord adapted for connection to the electrical connection interface. The upright vacuum cleaner operates in the cordless mode when the battery is connected to the electrical connection interface. The vacuum cleaner operates in the corded mode when the power cord is connected to the electrical connection interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Fogarty, Jr., Alex J. Wall
  • Patent number: 10595991
    Abstract: A heart valve assembly comprises a first prosthesis configured to expand from an unexpanded state to an expanded state at which the first annular prosthesis contacts native tissue of a body lumen. The heart valve assembly also comprises a second prosthesis comprising a valve, and a connection adapter that secures the second prosthesis to the first prosthesis, the connection adapter having a multi-lobed circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Fogarty, Michael J. Drews, Neil Holmgren, D. Bruce Modesitt
  • Publication number: 20200022801
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for the treatment of diseases in the vasculature, and more specifically, devices and methods for treatment of aneurysms found in blood vessels. In a first embodiment of the present invention, a two part prostheses, where one part is an expandable sponge structure and the other part is an expandable tubular mesh structure, is provided. In the first embodiment, the expandable sponge structure is intended to fill the aneurysm cavity to prevent further dilatation of the vessel wall by creating a buffer or barrier between the pressurized pulsating blood flow and the thinning vessel wall. In the first embodiment, the expandable tubular mesh structure is placed across the aneurysm, contacting the inner wall of healthy vessel proximal and distal to the aneurysm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20200022802
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for the treatment of diseases in the vasculature, and more specifically, devices and methods for treatment of aneurysms found in blood vessels. In one embodiment, a system for treating an aneurysm is disclosed. The system comprises a catheter delivery system, an expandable foam configured to pass through the catheter delivery system, and a stent having a first end and a second end. The stent is configured to extend across the aneurysm. The expandable foam is configured to expand in the aneurysm when exposed to a fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20200000569
    Abstract: A vaginal insertion portion is disclosed, the vaginal insertion portion including a base portion, a proximal holding portion located on a proximal side of the base portion, and a suction portion located on distal side of the proximal holding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masakatsu KAWAURA, Nao MANDAI, Nobuo TAKAHASHI, Thomas J. FOGARTY, David WILLIS, Thomas HOWELL, Peter CARLOTTO, Shuji UEMURA
  • Publication number: 20190374421
    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: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Eric JOHNSON, Thomas J. Fogarty, Sylvester Lucatero, Gilbert Laroya, James K. Wall, Conrad Salinas
  • Publication number: 20190350424
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner includes a suction inlet, a motor, and an impeller connected to the motor and operable to generate suction through the suction inlet upon operation of the motor. The vacuum cleaner further includes a power connector mounted to the vacuum cleaner and selectively connectable to a direct current (DC) power source and an alternating current (AC) power source. The power connector includes external terminals accessible from an exterior of the vacuum cleaner. The external terminals are configured for removable mechanical connection to each of the DC power source and an AC power supply cord such that the DC power source and the AC power supply cord are selectively and mechanically connectable to the same external power connector terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew A. Williams, Thomas E. Fogarty, Alex J. Wall, John L. Theising
  • Patent number: 10470869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for the treatment of diseases in the vasculature, and more specifically, devices and methods for treatment of aneurysms found in blood vessels. In one embodiment, a system for treating an aneurysm is disclosed. The system comprises a catheter delivery system, an expandable foam configured to pass through the catheter delivery system, and a stent having a first end and a second end. The stent is configured to extend across the aneurysm. The expandable foam is configured to expand in the aneurysm when exposed to a fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 10470868
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for the treatment of diseases in the vasculature, and more specifically, devices and methods for treatment of aneurysms found in blood vessels. In a first embodiment of the present invention, a two part prostheses, where one part is an expandable sponge structure and the other part is an expandable tubular mesh structure, is provided. In the first embodiment, the expandable sponge structure is intended to fill the aneurysm cavity to prevent further dilatation of the vessel wall by creating a buffer or barrier between the pressurized pulsating blood flow and the thinning vessel wall. In the first embodiment, the expandable tubular mesh structure is placed across the aneurysm, contacting the inner wall of healthy vessel proximal and distal to the aneurysm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20190336277
    Abstract: A heart valve assembly comprises a first prosthesis configured to expand from an unexpanded state to an expanded state at which the first annular prosthesis contacts native tissue of a body lumen. The heart valve assembly also comprises a second prosthesis comprising a valve, and a connection adapter that secures the second prosthesis to the first prosthesis, the connection adapter having a multi-lobed circumference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Fogarty, Michael J. Drews, Neil Holmgren, D. Bruce Modesitt
  • Publication number: 20190321051
    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: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • 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