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: 9561097
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for treatment of aneurysms. In one variation, a device for treating an aneurysm includes a tubular graft comprising a longitudinal channel having a first end and a second end, wherein the longitudinal channel is bifurcated at a bifurcated portion. The device also includes an expandable anchoring member attached to the first end of the longitudinal channel and inflatable chambers on the exterior of the tubular graft. The inflatable chambers are configured to receive a filling medium. At least one of the inflatable chambers is positioned along the longitudinal channel on the side of the bifurcated portion toward the expandable anchoring member and is only partially around the circumference of the longitudinal channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 9561096
    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: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 9561037
    Abstract: Space-occupying devices for treating voids within the body are disclosed. The devices can have multiple elements connected to a flexible leader. The devices can be coated by a binding agent. The devices can also be fillable. Methods of making and using the devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas J. Fogarty, Michael J. Drews, D. Bruce Modesitt, Neil Bruce Holmgren, David B. Willis
  • Publication number: 20170020654
    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: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20170020653
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for treatment of aneurysms. In one variation, a device for treating an aneurysm includes a tubular graft comprising a longitudinal channel having a first end and a second end, wherein the longitudinal channel is bifurcated at a bifurcated portion. The device also includes an expandable anchoring member attached to the first end of the longitudinal channel and inflatable chambers on the exterior of the tubular graft. The inflatable chambers are configured to receive a filling medium. At least one of the inflatable chambers is positioned along the longitudinal channel on the side of the bifurcated portion toward the expandable anchoring member and is only partially around the circumference of the longitudinal channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20170014154
    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: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masakatsu KAWAURA, Nao MANDAI, Nobuo TAKAHASHI, Thomas J. FOGARTY, David WILLIS, Thomas HOWELL, Peter CARLOTTO, Shuji UEMURA
  • Publication number: 20170014218
    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 19, 2017
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masakatsu KAWAURA, Nao MANDAI, Nobuo TAKAHASHI, Thomas J. FOGARTY, David WILLIS, Thomas HOWELL, Peter CARLOTTO, Shuji UEMURA
  • Patent number: 9510845
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention there is provided a method of filtering blood flow in a lumen by positioning an open loop filter support structure within a lumen; maintaining a position of the open loop filter support structure within the lumen using radial force generated by the open loop filter support structure; and filtering blood flow in the lumen using a filter supported by the open loop filter support structure. In one aspect, there is also applying radial force generated by the open loop filter support structure along the axial dimension of the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: CRUX BIOMEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Frank Arko, Jeff Elkins, Martin Seery
  • Patent number: 9474673
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: AlterG, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Horst, Kern Bhugra, Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 9463038
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention there is provided a filter having a first support member having a first end and a second end; a second support member joined to the first support member at the first end and positioned adjacent the first support member to form a support frame; a material capture structure within the support frame; and a retrieval feature on the first end and on the second end. In one aspect, the first support member or the second support member has a spiral shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: CRUX BIOMEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Frank Arko, Jeff Elkins, Martin Seery
  • Patent number: 9463037
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention there is provided an implantable filter. The implantable filter can include a first support member having a first end and a second end; a second support member positioned adjacent the first support member to form a loop between the first end and the second end of the first support member; and a filtering structure attached to the loop by a plurality of segmented tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: CRUX BIOMEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Frank Arko, Jeff Elkins, Martin Seery
  • Patent number: 9439663
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention there is provided an implantable filter. The filter can include a first support member having a first end and a second end; a second support member positioned adjacent the first support member to form an open loop between the first end and the second end of the first support member; a wrapping material wrapped around a portion of the first support member and a portion of the second support member that forms the open loop; and a filtering structure attached to the open loop by the wrapping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Crux Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Frank Arko, Jeff Elkins, Martin Seery
  • Publication number: 20160250021
    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: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas J. Fogarty, Michael J. Drews, Neil Holmgren, D. Bruce Modesitt
  • Patent number: 9427243
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention there is provided a method of providing protection during a procedure performed in the vasculature using an open loop filter device comprising two elongate support members positioned to form at least one crossover location between adjacent open loops of the device. The method may also include placing the open loop device down stream of a location in the vasculature performing a procedure to treat the vasculature in proximity to the location; and capturing debris released during the procedure in a material capture structure suspended between the elongate support members and across the vessel. Additionally, there can be a step of maintaining the open loop filter device downstream of the location along the wall of the vasculature while permitting movement along the wall of the vasculature of the two elongate support members adjacent the material capture structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: CRUX BIOMEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Frank Arko, Jeff Elkins, Martin Seery
  • Patent number: 9421026
    Abstract: There are described a number of different coated endoluminal filters. The filters include a support structure formed from two shape memory metal wires joined at a first end and a second end. There is a first loop formed by the two wires and positioned directly adjacent to the first end. There is a second loop formed by the two wires and positioned directly adjacent to the second end. A filtering structure is formed from a suture material and positioned across the two metal wires so as to be within one of the two loops. There is a coating over at least a portion of the wires forming one of the two loops of the support structure containing the filtering structure. In one aspect, the coating is used to secure the filtering structure to the at least one of the two loops of the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: CRUX BIOMEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Frank Arko, Jeff Elkins, Martin Seery
  • Publication number: 20160220788
    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: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Anthony J. Comerota, Thomas J. Fogarty, Jonathan M. Olson, Richard A. Lotti
  • Patent number: 9393034
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a filter includes a first spiral support member having a first end and a second end; a second spiral support member positioned adjacent the first spiral support member to form a loop between the first end and the second end; a material covering a portion of the first and the second spiral support members; and a structure attached to the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: CRUX BIOMEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Frank Arko, Jeff Elkins, Martin Seery
  • Patent number: 9387001
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention there is provided a biodegradable implantable device. The biodegradable implant device can include one or more elongate spiral support structures that can be biodegradable. Some embodiments can further include a material capture structure that can be biodegradable. A pharmacological agent can also be incorporated into the elongate spiral support structures and/or the material capture structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Frank Arko, Jeff Elkins, Martin Seery
  • Publication number: 20160135945
    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: January 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: THOMAS J. FOGARTY
  • Patent number: 9333078
    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: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Fogarty, Michael J. Drews, Neil Holmgren, D. Bruce Modesitt