Patents by Inventor Wayne D. House

Wayne D. House 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: 20190282356
    Abstract: A self-expanding stent-graft provided in a diametrically compacted state for implantation and retained preferably by a constraining sheath, useful for the temporary or permanent repair of injured, partially or entirely transected body conduits including blood vessels. It may be used under direct visualization to quickly stop or substantially reduce loss of blood from such damaged vessels and to quickly re-establish perfusion distal to the injury site. The device would typically be implanted under emergency room conditions but also be used in field situations by trained medical technicians. After an end of the device is inserted into a blood vessel through the injury access, deployment preferably initiates from the device end in a direction moving toward the middle of the length of the device by directionally releasing the constraining sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan, Keith M. Flury, Paul D. Goodman, Wayne D. House, Vrad W. Levering, Philip P. Off, Daniel M. O'Shea, Michael J. Vonesh, Jason M. Wiersdorf
  • Patent number: 10357352
    Abstract: A self-expanding stent-graft provided in a diametrically compacted state for implantation and retained preferably by a constraining sheath, useful for the temporary or permanent repair of injured, partially or entirely transected body conduits including blood vessels. It may be used under direct visualization to quickly stop or substantially reduce loss of blood from such damaged vessels and to quickly re-establish perfusion distal to the injury site. The device would typically be implanted under emergency room conditions but also be used in field situations by trained medical technicians. After an end of the device is inserted into a blood vessel through the injury access, deployment preferably initiates from the device end in a direction moving toward the middle of the length of the device by directionally releasing the constraining sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan, Keith M. Flury, Paul D. Goodman, Wayne D. House, Vrad W. Levering, Philip P. Off, Daniel M. O'Shea, Michael J. Vonesh, Jason M. Wiersdorf
  • Publication number: 20160193030
    Abstract: A self-expanding stent-graft provided in a diametrically compacted state for implantation and retained preferably by a constraining sheath, useful for the temporary or permanent repair of injured, partially or entirely transected body conduits including blood vessels. It may be used under direct visualization to quickly stop or substantially reduce loss of blood from such damaged vessels and to quickly re-establish perfusion distal to the injury site. The device would typically be implanted under emergency room conditions but also be used in field situations by trained medical technicians. After an end of the device is inserted into a blood vessel through the injury access, deployment preferably initiates from the device end in a direction moving toward the middle of the length of the device by directionally releasing the constraining sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan, Keith M. Flury, Paul D. Goodman, Wayne D. House, Vrad W. Levering, Philip P. Off, Daniel M. O'Shea, Michael J. Vonesh, Jason M. Wiersdorf
  • Patent number: 9381018
    Abstract: A self-expanding stent-graft provided in a diametrically compacted state for implantation and retained preferably by a constraining sheath, useful for the temporary or permanent repair of injured, partially or entirely transected body conduits including blood vessels. It may be used under direct visualization to quickly stop or substantially reduce loss of blood from such damaged vessels and to quickly re-establish perfusion distal to the injury site. The device would typically be implanted under emergency room conditions but also be used in field situations by trained medical technicians. After an end of the device is inserted into a blood vessel through the injury access, deployment preferably initiates from the device end in a direction moving toward the middle of the length of the device by directionally releasing the constraining sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan, Keith M. Flury, Paul D. Goodman, Wayne D. House, Vrad W. Levering, Philip P. Off, Daniel M. O'Shea, Michael J. Vonesh, Jason M. Wiersdorf
  • Patent number: 9375215
    Abstract: A self-expanding stent-graft provided in a diametrically compacted state for implantation and retained preferably by a constraining sheath, useful for the temporary or permanent repair of injured, partially or entirely transected body conduits including blood vessels. It may be used under direct visualization to quickly stop or substantially reduce loss of blood from such damaged vessels and to quickly re-establish perfusion distal to the injury site. The device would typically be implanted under emergency room conditions but also be used in field situations by trained medical technicians. After an end of the device is inserted into a blood vessel through the injury access, deployment preferably initiates from the device end in a direction moving toward the middle of the length of the device by directionally releasing the constraining sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan, Keith M. Flury, Paul D. Goodman, Wayne D. House, Vrad W. Levering, Philip P. Off, Daniel M. O'Shea, Michael J. Vonesh, Jason M. Wiersdorf
  • Patent number: 8906087
    Abstract: A prosthetic implantable device that offers a reduction in fluid loss when the device is punctured, such as by a dialysis needle or suture needle, and the needle is subsequently removed. The device may be made to be thin and flexible, and with longitudinal stretch, in order that it also offers good handling and kink resistance to a surgeon. While the device is preferably of tubular form, flat sheets or other forms may also be made. The device includes inner and outer layers of a porous material having a microstructure of nodes interconnected by bent fibrils, and having void spaces between adjacent bent fibrils. The inner and outer layers are joined by an elastomeric adhesive that may interpenetrate the void spaces of the adjacent surfaces of the inner and outer layers, that is, the inner surface of the outer layer and the outer surface of the inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne D. House, Edward H. Cully, Daniel B. Pond
  • Patent number: 8221487
    Abstract: A method of making an tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded PTFE which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the stent, or both. The covering may be affixed to the stent by an adhesive which is preferably fluorinated ethylene propylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Lewis, David J. Myers, Wayne D. House
  • Patent number: 8221488
    Abstract: A method of making a tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the stent, or both. The covering may be affixed to the stent by an adhesive which is preferably fluorinated ethylene propylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Lewis, David J. Myers, Wayne D. House
  • Patent number: 8197532
    Abstract: A method of making a tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the stent, or both. The covering may be affixed to the stent by an adhesive which is preferably fluorinated ethylene propylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Lewis, David J. Myers, Wayne D. House
  • Patent number: 8197530
    Abstract: A method of making a tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded PTFE which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the stent, or both. The covering may be affixed to the stent by an adhesive which is preferably fluorinated ethylene propylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Lewis, David J. Myers, Wayne D. House
  • Patent number: 8197531
    Abstract: A method of making a tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the stent, or both. The covering may be affixed to the stent by an adhesive which is preferably fluorinated ethylene propylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Lewis, David J. Myers, Wayne D. House
  • Publication number: 20120058249
    Abstract: A prosthetic implantable device that offers a reduction in fluid loss when the device is punctured, such as by a dialysis needle or suture needle, and the needle is subsequently removed. The device may be made to be thin and flexible, and with longitudinal stretch, in order that it also offers good handling and kink resistance to a surgeon. While the device is preferably of tubular form, flat sheets or other forms may also be made. The device includes inner and outer layers of a porous material having a microstructure of nodes interconnected by bent fibrils, and having void spaces between adjacent bent fibrils. The inner and outer layers are joined by an elastomeric adhesive that may interpenetrate the void spaces of the adjacent surfaces of the inner and outer layers, that is, the inner surface of the outer layer and the outer surface of the inner layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: WAYNE D. HOUSE, Edward H. Cully, Daniel B. Pond
  • Publication number: 20120046727
    Abstract: A method of making an tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the stent, or both. The covering may be affixed to the stent by an adhesive which is preferably fluorinated ethylene propylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: James D. Lewis, David J. Myers, Wayne D. House
  • Patent number: 8080051
    Abstract: A method of making an tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the stent, or both. The covering may be affixed to the stent by an adhesive which is preferably fluorinated ethylene propylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Lewis, David J. Myers, Wayne D. House
  • Patent number: 8029563
    Abstract: A prosthetic implantable device that offers a reduction in fluid loss when the device is punctured, such as by a dialysis needle or suture needle, and the needle is subsequently removed. The device may be made to be thin and flexible, and with longitudinal stretch, in order that it also offers good handling and kink resistance to a surgeon. While the device is preferably of tubular form, flat sheets or other forms may also be made. The device includes inner and outer layers of a porous material having a microstructure of nodes interconnected by bent fibrils, and having void spaces between adjacent bent fibrils. The inner and outer layers are joined by an elastomeric adhesive that may interpenetrate the void spaces of the adjacent surfaces of the inner and outer layers, that is, the inner surface of the outer layer and the outer surface of the inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne D. House, Edward H. Cully, Daniel B. Pond
  • Publication number: 20110230951
    Abstract: A self-expanding stent-graft provided in a diametrically compacted state for implantation and retained preferably by a constraining sheath, useful for the temporary or permanent repair of injured, partially or entirely transected body conduits including blood vessels. It may be used under direct visualization to quickly stop or substantially reduce loss of blood from such damaged vessels and to quickly re-establish perfusion distal to the injury site. The device would typically be implanted under emergency room conditions but also be used in field situations by trained medical technicians. After an end of the device is inserted into a blood vessel through the injury access, deployment preferably initiates from the device end in a direction moving toward the middle of the length of the device by directionally releasing the constraining sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan, Keith M. Flury, Paul D. Goodman, Wayne D. House, Vrad W. Levering, Philip P. Off, Daniel M. O'Shea, Michael J. Vonesh, Jason M. Wiersdorf
  • Publication number: 20100218882
    Abstract: A method of making a tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the stent, or both. The covering may be affixed to the stent by an adhesive which is preferably fluorinated ethylene propylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: James D. Lewis, David J. Myers, Wayne D. House
  • Publication number: 20100222874
    Abstract: A method of making a tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the stent, or both. The covering may be affixed to the stent by an adhesive which is preferably fluorinated ethylene propylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: James D. Lewis, David J. Myers, Wayne D. House
  • Publication number: 20100218885
    Abstract: A method of making an tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded PTFE which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the stent, or both. The covering may be affixed to the stent by an adhesive which is preferably fluorinated ethylene propylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: James D. Lewis, David J. Myers, Wayne D. House
  • Publication number: 20100222865
    Abstract: A method of making a tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded PTFE which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the stent, or both. The covering may be affixed to the stent by an adhesive which is preferably fluorinated ethylene propylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: James D. Lewis, David J. Myers, Wayne D. House