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).

  • Publication number: 20160113658
    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: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas J. FOGARTY, Michael J. DREWS, D. Bruce MODESITT, Neil D. HOLMGREN, David B. WILLIS
  • Publication number: 20160113659
    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: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 9314259
    Abstract: Embodiments of devices and methods for vessel occlusion include an endoluminal occlusion device having a support structure forming at least two open loops with a crossover point between adjacent loops and free movement of the support structure at the crossover between adjacent loops, wherein the support structure is configured to extend along the walls of a lumen; and a first occlusive material attached to and across one of the at least two loops formed by the support structure, wherein the occlusive material is configured to occlude the flow of fluid within the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: CRUX BIOMEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Frank Arko, Jeff Elkins, Martin Seery
  • Patent number: 9295569
    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 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20160045261
    Abstract: A microwave antenna having a curved configuration is described herein. The antenna portion is formed into various shapes whereby the antenna substantially encloses, by a partial or complete loop or enclosure, at least a majority of the tissue to be irradiated. When microwave energy is delivered through the antenna, the curved configuration forms an ablation field or region defined by the curved antenna and any tissue enclosed within the ablation region becomes irradiated by the microwave energy. The microwave antenna is deployed through one of several methods, and multiple curved antennas can be used in conjunction with one another. Moreover, RF energy can also be used at the distal tip of the antenna to provide a cutting tip for the antenna during deployment in tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: MANI N. PRAKASH, FRANCESCA ROSSETTO, STEVEN KIM, BRIAN SHIU, THOMAS J. FOGARTY, SASCHA ZARINS
  • Publication number: 20150182228
    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 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas J. FOGARTY
  • Patent number: 9005235
    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 leaden. Methods of making and using the devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas J. Fogarty, Michael J. Drews, D. Bruce Modesitt, Neil D. Holmgren, David B. Willis
  • Patent number: 8936633
    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: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20140358139
    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 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: MANI PRAKASH, FRANCESCA ROSSETTO, STEVEN KIM, BRIAN SHIU, THOMAS J. FOGARTY, SASCHA ZARINS
  • Publication number: 20140343598
    Abstract: An endoluminal filter including a first support member (105) and a second support member (110) attached to the first support member to form a crossover (106). A material capture structure (115) extends between the first and second support members, the crossover and the first end (102) or the second end (104) of the first support member. The filter includes at least three tissue anchors (805) attached to one support member and at least two tissue anchors (805) attached to the other support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Johanson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Frank Arko, Jeff Elkins, Martin Seery, Murli Srinivasan, Sylvester Lucatero, Gilbert Laroya
  • Patent number: 8864691
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are sized and configured to effectively and efficiently augment the flow of fluid within body vessels, not only during conditions in which a patient is bedbound and immobile, but also in conditions when the individual is out of bed, and completely mobile and ambulatory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Venous Health Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Olson, Salvatore G. Mangano, Brendan M. Donohoe, Peter K. Johansson, Richard A. Lotti, Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 8858475
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are sized and configured to effectively and efficiently augment the flow of fluid within body vessels, not only during conditions in which a patient is bedbound and immobile, but also in conditions when the individual is out of bed, and completely mobile and ambulatory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Venous Health Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Olson, Salvatore G. Mangano, Brendan M. Donohoe, Peter K. Johansson, Richard A. Lotti, Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 8858474
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are sized and configured to effectively and efficiently augment the flow of fluid within body vessels, not only during conditions in which a patient is bedbound and immobile, but also in conditions when the individual is out of bed, and completely mobile and ambulatory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Venous Health Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Olson, Salvatore G. Mangano, Brendan M. Donohoe, Peter K. Johansson, Richard A. Lotti, Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 8858473
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are sized and configured to effectively and efficiently augment the flow of fluid within body vessels, not only during conditions in which a patient is bedbound and immobile, but also in conditions when the individual is out of bed, and completely mobile and ambulatory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Venous Health Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Olson, Salvatore G. Mangano, Brendan M. Donohoe, Peter K. Johansson, Richard A. Lotti, Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 8808282
    Abstract: An electrosurgical energy generator apparatus includes a microwave generator configured to supply microwave energy and an RF generator configured to supply RF energy. A power supply is coupled to the microwave generator and the RF generator and is configured to supply power to each of the microwave and RF generators. A first output is coupled to the microwave generator and is configured to deliver microwave energy. A second output is coupled to the RF generator and is configured to deliver RF energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Mani N. Prakash, Francesca Rossetto, Steven Kim, Brian Shiu, Thomas J. Fogarty, Sascha Zarins
  • Publication number: 20140207226
    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: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: THOMAS J. FOGARTY
  • Publication number: 20140180246
    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: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Venous Therapy, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Comerota, Thomas J. Fogarty, Jonathan M. Olson, Richard A. Lotti
  • Patent number: 8747463
    Abstract: Devices for fixturing a prosthesis to a first mass and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. Complementary fixturing devices and methods of making and using the same are also disclosed. The devices can be used to attach a heart valve gasket body to a biological annulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Fogarty, Michael J. Drews, Ernest Lane, Neil Holmgren, Federico Gutierrez
  • Publication number: 20140142685
    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: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas J. FOGARTY
  • Patent number: 8702678
    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: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Venous Therapy, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Comerota, Thomas J. Fogarty, Jonathan M. Olson, Richard A. Lotti