Patents by Inventor Tyson Gustus

Tyson Gustus 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: 20200000519
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system may be used to treat disease tissue by gentle heating in combination with gentle or standard dilation. An elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable balloon having a plurality of electrodes engage tissue including diseased tissue when the structure expands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Michael F. Hoey, Arthur G. Blanck, Len Briggs, Mike Perry, Rolfe Tyson Gustus
  • Patent number: 10413356
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system may be used to treat disease tissue by gentle heating in combination with gentle or standard dilation. An elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable balloon having a plurality of electrodes engage tissue including diseased tissue when the structure expands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Michael F. Hoey, Arthur G. Blanck, Len Briggs, Mike Perry, Rolfe Tyson Gustus
  • Patent number: 10213252
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for treating diseased tissue by gentle heating. The method induces vasodilation on tissue disposed about an lumen having both healthy tissue and diseased tissue. The method includes coupling a probe surface to the luminal tissue at a target location and transmitting desired quantities of tissue remodeling energy from the coupled probe into each of a plurality of discrete remodeling zones in the luminal tissue so that the tissue remodeling energy heats the plurality of remodeling zones, the remodeling energy being configured to avoid muscular contraction and inhibit both acute and long-term occlusion of the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vessix, Inc.
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Michael F. Hoey, Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Mike Perry, Arthur G. Blanck, Linas R. Kunstmanas
  • Patent number: 9974607
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for treating diseased tissue by gentle heating. The method induces vasodilation on tissue disposed about an lumen having both healthy tissue and diseased tissue. The method includes coupling a probe surface to the luminal tissue at a target location and transmitting desired quantities of tissue remodeling energy from the coupled probe into each of a plurality of discrete remodeling zones in the luminal tissue so that the tissue remodeling energy heats the plurality of remodeling zones, the remodeling energy being configured to avoid muscular contraction and inhibit both acute and long-term occlusion of the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: VESSIX VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Michael F. Hoey, Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Mike Perry, Arthur G. Blanck, Linas R Kunstmanas
  • Patent number: 9486355
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example method may include a method for heating a body tissue region adjacent to a body lumen. The method may include positioning an energy delivery portion of a catheter within the lumen and engaging the body lumen with the energy delivery portion. Engaging the body lumen may complete a plurality of circuits. The method may also include determining a pulse characteristic in response to a thermal property of a first tissue type and applying controlled pulsed electrical energy with the pulse characteristic from the energy delivery portion through the plurality of circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Vessix Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Linas R. Kunstmanas, Arthur G. Blanck
  • Patent number: 9327100
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for selective drug or fluid delivery in a lumen through a coating or fluid delivery channels. One system includes an elongate catheter having a proximal end and a distal end with an axis therebetween, the catheter having a radially expandable balloon near the distal end and an energy delivery portion proximate the balloon for transmission of energy, a thermally changeable coating having a releasable drug coupled to the balloon, the thermally changeable coating being oriented to be urged against the body tissue when the expandable balloon expands and an energy source operatively coupled to the energy delivery portion configured to energize the energy delivery portion to heat and liquefy the thermally changeable coating to release the drug to the body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: VESSIX VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Perry, Corbett W. Stone, Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Ronda Schreiber, Meital Mazor, Brian D. Conn
  • Patent number: 9125667
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system may be used to treat disease tissue by gentle heating in combination with gentle or standard dilation. An elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable balloon having a plurality of electrodes engage tissue including diseased tissue when the structure expands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: VESSIX VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Michael F. Hoey, Arthur G. Blanck, Len Briggs, Mike Perry, Rolfe Tyson Gustus
  • Patent number: 8401667
    Abstract: Methods and systems for heating a body tissue region adjacent a body lumen using selective accumulation of energy without knowledge of tissue topography. Methods include positioning an energy delivery portion of a catheter within the lumen adjacent the body tissue region, determining a pulse characteristic in response to a thermal property of a first tissue type and applying pulsed energy with the characteristic to treat a second tissue type within the region by drawing heat from the first tissue at a rate that inhibits thermal damage to the first tissue while building-up heat in the second tissue. Systems include a catheter body having an energy delivery portion processor configured to control a pulse characteristic of pulsed energy to therapeutically treat the second tissue by drawing heat from the first tissue at a rate that inhibits thermal damage to the first tissue while building-up heat in the second tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Vessix Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Linas Kunstmanas, Arthur G. Blanck
  • Patent number: 8396548
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for selective drug or fluid delivery in a lumen through a coating or fluid delivery channels. One system includes an elongate catheter having a proximal end and a distal end with an axis therebetween, the catheter having a radially expandable balloon near the distal end and an energy delivery portion proximate the balloon for transmission of energy, a thermally changeable coating having a releasable drug coupled to the balloon, the thermally changeable coating being oriented to be urged against the body tissue when the expandable balloon expands and an energy source operatively coupled to the energy delivery portion configured to energize the energy delivery portion to heat and liquefy the thermally changeable coating to release the drug to the body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Vessix Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Perry, Corbett W. Stone, Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Ronda Schreiber, Meital Mazor, Brian Conn
  • Patent number: 8387531
    Abstract: An impact switch includes a housing having a wall including at least two electrically conductive contact elements spaced apart from one another. The switch includes an inertial body having a conductive surface disposed in a tapered aperture and electrically connecting the contact elements to one another in a switch closed condition. An impact switch for rapidly firing an explosive device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Tessera, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Allen Honer, Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Ilyas Mohammed
  • Publication number: 20120158101
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system may be used to treat disease tissue by gentle heating in combination with gentle or standard dilation. An elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable balloon having a plurality of electrodes engage tissue including diseased tissue when the structure expands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Vessix Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Michael F. Hoey, Arthur G. Blanck, Len Briggs, Mike Perry, Rolfe Tyson Gustus
  • Publication number: 20120157986
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for treating diseased tissue by gentle heating. The method induces vasodilation on tissue disposed about an lumen having both healthy tissue and diseased tissue. The method includes coupling a probe surface to the luminal tissue at a target location and transmitting desired quantities of tissue remodeling energy from the coupled probe into each of a plurality of discrete remodeling zones in the luminal tissue so that the tissue remodeling energy heats the plurality of remodeling zones, the remodeling energy being configured to avoid muscular contraction and inhibit both acute and long-term occlusion of the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Vessix Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Michael F. Hoey, Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Mike Perry, Arthur G. Blanck, Linas R. Kunstmanas
  • Publication number: 20100125239
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for selective drug or fluid delivery in a lumen through a coating or fluid delivery channels. One system includes an elongate catheter having a proximal end and a distal end with an axis therebetween, the catheter having a radially expandable balloon near the distal end and an energy delivery portion proximate the balloon for transmission of energy, a thermally changeable coating having a releasable drug coupled to the balloon, the thermally changeable coating being oriented to be urged against the body tissue when the expandable balloon expands and an energy source operatively coupled to the energy delivery portion configured to energize the energy delivery portion to heat and liquefy the thermally changeable coating to release the drug to the body tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: Minnow Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Perry, Corbett W. Stone, Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Ronda Schreiber, Meital Mazor, Brian Conn
  • Publication number: 20100125268
    Abstract: Methods and systems for heating a body tissue region adjacent a body lumen with diseased and healthy portions using selective accumulation of energy in the artery tissue with or without knowledge of tissue topography. The method includes positioning an energy delivery portion of a catheter body within the lumen adjacent the body tissue region to be heated, determining a pulse characteristic in response to a thermal property of a first tissue type and applying pulsed energy with the pulse characteristic from the energy delivery portion so as to therapeutically treat the second tissue type within the body tissue region by drawing heat from the first tissue type at a rate that avoids significant thermal damage to the first tissue type while building-up heat in the second tissue type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: Minnow Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Linas Kunstmanas, Arthur G. Blanck
  • Publication number: 20100076299
    Abstract: A system for inducing desirable temperature effects on body tissue, the body tissue being disposed about a lumen. The system includes an elongate catheter having a proximal end and a distal end with an axis therebetween with an energy delivery portion for transmission of energy. A tissue analyzer configured to characterize the body tissue in the lumen proximate the energy delivery portion and an energy source coupled to the energy delivery portion transmitting tissue treatment energy, wherein the energy is non-RF energy. A processor coupled to the tissue analyzer and energy source, the processor configured to determine an appropriate treatment energy for the characterized body tissue so as to mildly heat the body tissue with the energy delivery portion without ablating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: Minnow Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Corbett W. Stone, Michael F. Hoey, Arthur G. Blanck, Len Briggs, Mike Perry, Meital Mazor, Linas R. Kunstmanas
  • Publication number: 20080217144
    Abstract: An impact switch includes a housing having a wall including at least two electrically conductive contact elements spaced apart from one another. The switch includes an inertial body having a conductive surface disposed in a tapered aperture and electrically connecting the contact elements to one another in a switch closed condition. An impact switch for rapidly firing an explosive device is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: Tessera, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Allen Honer, Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Ilyas Mohammed
  • Publication number: 20080188912
    Abstract: A catheter and catheter system may be used to treat disease tissue by gentle heating in combination with gentle or standard dilation. An elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable balloon having a plurality of electrodes engage tissue including diseased tissue when the structure expands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: Minnow Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Michael F. Hoey, Arthur G. Blanck, Len Briggs, Mike Perry, Rolfe Tyson Gustus
  • Publication number: 20080188913
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for treating diseased tissue by gentle heating. The method induces vasodilation on tissue disposed about an lumen having both healthy tissue and diseased tissue. The method includes coupling a probe surface to the luminal tissue at a target location and transmitting desired quantities of tissue remodeling energy from the coupled probe into each of a plurality of discrete remodeling zones in the luminal tissue so that the tissue remodeling energy heats the plurality of remodeling zones, the remodeling energy being configured to avoid muscular contraction and inhibit both acute and long-term occlusion of the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: Minnow Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Michael F. Hoey, Rolfe Tyson Gustus, Mike Perry, Arthur G. Blanck, Linas R. Kunstmanas
  • Publication number: 20030055495
    Abstract: Expandable heart valves for minimally invasive valve replacement surgeries are disclosed. The valves are rolled into a first, contracted configuration for minimally invasive delivery using a catheter, and then unrolled or unfurled at the implantation site. One- and two-piece stents may be used in conjunction with a plurality of flexible leaflet-forming membranes. The stents may include an annulus section, a sinus section with the membranes attached over sinus apertures, and an outflow section. Lockout tabs and making slots secure the stents in their expanded shapes. Alignment structure ensures concentric unfurling of the stent. Anchoring elements at the stent edges or in the stent body secure the valve within the annulus. A method of manufacture includes shape setting the sheet-like stent to ensure an outward bias during deployment. The stent may also include dear tracks for engagement with a gear mechanism for deployment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventors: Matthew L. Pease, Brandon G. Walsh, Jibin Yang, Travis Rowe, Gregory Martin Mast, Tyson Gustus, David Forster, John C. Muskivitch