Patents by Inventor Tom Saul

Tom Saul 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: 20230001177
    Abstract: Methods and devices for supporting circulation. The methods may include positioning a blood pump in the arterial vasculature or the venous vasculature. The methods may include positioning a pump portion of the blood pump in a descending aorta, an inferior vena cava, a renal artery, and/or a renal vein. The methods include delivering a pump portion of a blood pump to a target location and rotating one or more impellers to move blood through the pump portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Janine ROBINSON, Daniel HILDEBRAND, Michael CALOMENI, Veronica NEIMAN, Tom SAUL, Robert EDESESS
  • Patent number: 11540916
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) for implantation within a capsular bag of a patient's eye comprises an optical structure and a haptic structure. The optical structure comprises a planar member, a plano convex member, and a fluid optical element defined between the planar member and the plano convex member. The fluid optical element has an optical power. The haptic structure couples the planar member and the plano convex member together at a peripheral portion of the optical structure. The haptic structure comprises a fluid reservoir in fluid communication with the fluid optical element and a peripheral structure for interfacing to the lens capsule. Shape changes of the lens capsule cause one or more of volume or shape changes to the fluid optical element in correspondence to deformations in the planar member to modify the optical power of the fluid optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Shifamed Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Claudio R. Argento, Tom Saul, Bob Vaughan, Eric Willis
  • Publication number: 20220401214
    Abstract: A device and system for use with medical devices, such as catheter devices or systems. The device or system comprises an anchor for securing to tissue. The anchor comprises a series of segments that allow the anchor to be actuated from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration. The anchor may include a tie band and a free end. In some examples, the device or system is used in treating a diseased native valve in a patient. The anchor may part of a delivery device to implant a prosthetic valve. Subsequent to delivery, the components of the delivery device are actuated to secure the prosthetic valve within the diseased valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventor: Tom SAUL
  • Publication number: 20220401213
    Abstract: The present technology is directed to an adjustable power intraocular lens comprising a container, an optical fluid in the container, and a transport substance in solution with the optical fluid. The container has an optical component and a peripheral component extending around at least a portion of the optical component. The optical component has an anterior optical element, a posterior optical element, and a fluid chamber having a chamber volume between the anterior optical element and the posterior optical element. The transport substance is configured to pass through the container. The adjustable power intraocular lens further comprises volume control elements in the container. The volume control elements are configured to be activated by a non-invasive energy and upon activation release the transport substance into the optical fluid to decrease the chamber volume and/or absorb the transport substance from the optical fluid to increase the chamber volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Claudio Argento, Tom Saul, Colin Mixter
  • Patent number: 11529258
    Abstract: The present technology is directed to adjustable shunts for treating glaucoma. In particular, some embodiments provide shunts having a plurality of individually actuatable flow control elements that can control the flow of fluid through associated ports and/or flow lumens. For example, each individually actuatable flow control element can be actuated to block and/or unblock a corresponding port and/or flow lumen. Accordingly, the shunts described herein can be manipulated into a variety of configurations that provide different drainage rates based on whether the ports and/or flow lumens are blocked or unblocked, therefore providing a titratable glaucoma therapy for draining aqueous from the anterior chamber of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Shifamed Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Chang, Katherine Sapozhnikov, Claudio Argento, Tom Saul, Richard Lilly
  • Publication number: 20220387216
    Abstract: The present technology relates to intraocular shunting systems and methods. In some embodiments, the present technology includes intraocular shunting systems that include a drainage element having an inflow portion configured for placement within an anterior chamber of the eye outside of an optical field of view of the patient and an outflow portion configured for placement at a different location of the eye. The system can also include a flow control assembly having a rotational control element operably coupled to the drainage element. The flow control assembly can further include an actuation structure coupled to the rotational control element and configured to selectively change an orientation of the rotational control element. An amount of fluid through the inflow portion and/or the outflow portion can vary based on the selected orientation of the rotational control element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Schultz, Robert Chang, Tom Saul, Richard Lilly, Michael Drews, Claudio Argento, Katherine Sapozhnikov
  • Patent number: 11511103
    Abstract: Devices for moving blood within a patient, and methods of doing so. The devices can include a pump portion that includes an impeller and a housing around the impeller, as well as a fluid lumen. The impeller can be activated to cause rotation of the impeller and thereby move fluid within the fluid lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Shifamed Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Tom Saul, Brady Esch, Anna Kerlo, Daniel Hildebrand, Daniel Varghai
  • Patent number: 11497889
    Abstract: Intravascular catheters that include a handle assembly with first and second handle actuators, where the actuators are adapted to separately control inner and outer catheter shafts in at least one of axial displacement, deflection, or rotation. The catheters may also include a medical tool secured to the outer shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NuVera Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Mixter, Marc Bitoun, Tom Saul
  • Publication number: 20220347446
    Abstract: The present technology is generally directed to interatrial shunting systems and associated devices and methods. For example, a system configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include a shunting element implantable into a patient at or adjacent a septal wall. The shunting element can have a lumen that fluidly connects a left atrium and a right atrium of the patient to facilitate blood flow therebetween when the shunting element is implanted. In some embodiments, the system further includes a flow control element to selectively control blood flow between the left atrium and the right atrium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Brian Fahey, Tom Saul, Claudio Argento, Reza Kassayan, William Jason Fox, Stefan Schreck, Anthony Pantages, Amr Salahieh, Marwan Berrada, Susan Philip, Veronica Neiman
  • Patent number: 11484405
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. The apparatus includes a replacement valve and an expandable anchor configured for endovascular delivery to a vicinity of the patient's heart valve. In some embodiments, the replacement valve is adapted to wrap about the anchor, for example, by everting during endovascular deployment. In some embodiments, the replacement valve is not connected to expandable portions of the anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is configured for active foreshortening during endovascular deployment. In some embodiments, the anchor includes expandable lip and skirt regions for engaging the patient's heart valve during deployment. In some embodiments, the anchor comprises a braid fabricated from a single strand of wire. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a lock configured to maintain anchor expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Ulrich R. Haug, Hans F. Valencia, Robert A. Geshlider, Tom Saul, Dwight P. Morejohn, Kenneth J. Michlitsch
  • Patent number: 11471282
    Abstract: A system for treating a diseased native valve in a patient includes a valve prosthesis and a delivery device. The prosthesis includes an anchor and a frame. The delivery device includes an outer sheath, an inner shaft, an anchor guide, and a tether. The anchor is shaped to encircle chordae or leaflets of a native valve. The frame is configured to sit within the anchor. The inner shaft is positioned within the outer sheath and translatable and rotatable relative to the outer sheath. The anchor guide is attached to a distal end of the inner shaft and has a curved distal section. The tether is configured to detachably couple to the anchor and to longitudinally translate the anchor within the inner shaft and anchor guide. The anchor is configured to be actuated from a delivery configuration to the deployed configuration when the anchor is translated out of the anchor guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Shifamed Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Claudio Argento, Andrew Backus, Alice Yang, Ali Salahieh, Jasper Ellington Adamek-Bowers, Connor Mulcahy, Ryan William Boyd, Nicholas J. Spinelli, Tom Saul
  • Patent number: 11465145
    Abstract: A collection device for a biological sample to capture target compounds such as viruses or other pathogens or particles for testing from within the sample and move the captured target compound to a separate chamber for subsequent processing. The collection device can include an openable substance blister including capture particles located in a cup interior. Capture particles can attract and bind the target compounds from the sample. An extraction tube extracts any nucleic acid from the target compound for storage or subsequent amplification and testing to confirm presence of known microorganisms. The extraction tube can comprise a heat-deformable material and can be connected to a microfluidic cartridge for further processing of nucleic acid including, amplification and detection. The microfluidic cartridge includes valves and a plurality of chambers for amplification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Orion Scott, Christopher Birch, Daniel Mills, Brian Root, James Landers, Jingyi Li, Matthew Yeung, David Saul, David Vigil, Andrew Guy, Stan Wada, Betina De Gorordo, Steward Dodman, Tom Moran, Stuart Knowles, Fernando Dias, Rick Gardner
  • Publication number: 20220296362
    Abstract: An accommodating intraocular lens (AIOL) can include an accommodating lens structure having an accommodating optical power. The AIOL can include a secondary structure removably connected to the accommodating lens. In some embodiments, the accommodating lens structure is configured to adjust the accommodating optical power in response to radial forces from the capsule of a patient. The secondary structure can be a sensor assembly, a powered lens and/or a light-adjustable lens. In some embodiments, the accommodating lens structure comprises an outer fluid reservoir and a fluid accommodating lens in fluid communication with the outer fluid reservoir. The outer fluid reservoir can be configured to transfer fluid into the fluid accommodating lens in reaction to compressive forces on the outer fluid reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Mariam Maghribi, Claudio Argento, Tom Saul, Cornelius Matthew Crowley, Juan Diego Perea, John Scholl
  • Patent number: 11439298
    Abstract: Visualization and ablation systems and catheters. The systems can capture a plurality of different 2D images of the patient's anatomy adjacent an expandable member, each of which visualizes at least one part of the patient that is in contact with the expandable membrane, tag each of the plurality of different 2D images with information indicative of the position and orientation of a locational element when each of the plurality of different 2D images was captured, create a patient map, wherein creating the patient map comprises placing each of the plurality of different 2D images at the corresponding tagged position and orientation into a 3D space, and display the patient map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Claude, Amr Salahieh, Tom Saul, Jonah Lepak, Adnan Merchant
  • Publication number: 20220273423
    Abstract: An accommodating intraocular lens (AIOL) for implantation within a capsular bag of a patient's eye comprises first and second components coupled together to define an inner fluid chamber and an outer fluid reservoir. The inner region of the AIOL provides optical power with one or more of the shaped fluid within the inner fluid chamber or the shape of the first or second components. The fluid reservoir comprises a bellows region with fold(s) extending circumferentially around an optical axis of the eye. The bellows engages the lens capsule, and a compliant fold region between inner and outer bellows portions allows the profile of the AIOL to deflect when the eye accommodates for near vision. Fluid transfers between the inner fluid chamber and the outer fluid reservoir to provide optical power changes. A third lens component coupled to the first or second component provides additional optical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Claudio Argento, Tom Saul
  • Publication number: 20220265974
    Abstract: An implantable body fluid drainage system includes a metering shunt having a housing with an internal chamber. A movable barrier divides the chamber into a first section and a second section, and the barrier can be displaced by a differential pressure. A first powered inlet valve providing a fill path to the first section of the chamber, and a first powered drain valve providing a drain path from the first section of the chamber. A CSF inlet conduit connects a CSF space to the first powered inlet valve. A CSF outlet conduit connects the first powered outlet valve to a discharge location. A controller opens the first powered inlet valve and close the first powered drain valve to fill the first section to a volume defined by the barrier and chamber geometry and closes the first powered inlet valve and opens the first powered drain valve to discharge the filled volume from the first section through the outlet conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: CSFRefresh Incorporated
    Inventors: Tom Saul, Kristof Hovaten
  • Patent number: 11419719
    Abstract: A prosthetic valve coaptation assist device includes an anchor and a single valve assist leaflet. The anchor may be a supporting ring frame, brace or arc structure and will usually be radially self-expandable so that it can expand against surrounding natural or prosthetic tissue. The valve assist leaflet may be made of pericardium or other biological or artificial material and is shaped like the native target valve leaflet. The valve assist leaflet is typically sized larger than the target natural or prosthetic leaflet so that after implantation a significant overlap of the device body occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: MTEx Cardio AG
    Inventors: Jury Schewel, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Tom Saul
  • Patent number: 11376061
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an expandable energy delivery assembly adapted to deliver electrical energy to tissue. The assembly includes an elongate device including an irrigation shaft defining a irrigation lumen fluidly couplable to an irrigation source and a rapid exchange shaft defining a guidewire lumen configured for reception and passage of a guidewire. The assembly also includes an inflatable element that is secured to the elongate device. The inflatable element includes a double helical electrode disposed on the inflatable element that makes between about 0.5 to about 1.5 revolutions around the inflatable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Tom Saul
  • Publication number: 20220202613
    Abstract: The present technology is directed to implantable medical devices for draining fluid from a first body region to a second body region. Some embodiments of the present technology provide adjustable devices that are selectively titratable to provide various levels of therapy. For example, the adjustable devices can have a drainage element with a lumen extending therethrough, a flow control element, and an actuation assembly. The actuation assembly can drive movement of the flow control element to change a dimension of and/or a flow resistance through the lumen, thereby increasing or decreasing the relative drainage rate of aqueous from an eye. In some embodiments, the actuation assembly and the flow control element together operate as a ratchet mechanism that can selectively move the flow control element between a plurality of positions and lock the device in a desired configuration until further actuation of the actuation assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Chang, Tom Saul, Claudio Argento, Eric Schultz, Katherine Sapozhnikov, Richard Lilly, Michael Drews
  • Publication number: 20220192818
    Abstract: The present technology relates to systems, device, and methods for delivering an AIOL into a patients eye. In some embodiments, a tip assembly for delivering an AIOL into a includes an injector tip configured to receive the AIOL. The injector tip can include a distal portion configured to be inserted at least partially into the patients eye. The tip assembly can also include a plunger assembly positionable at least partially within the injector tip. The plunger assembly can include a plunger tip configured to engage the AIOL and an outer member coupled to the plunger tip and positioned at least partially around the plunger tip. When the plunger assembly is actuated, the plunger tip can be configured to move distally relative to the outer member to displace the AIOL out of the injector tip and into the patients eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Jacob Raquet, Claudio Argento, Tom Saul, Cornelius Matthew Crowley, Juan Diego Perea, Cooper Burton