Patents by Inventor Wesley Pedersen

Wesley Pedersen 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: 20210278844
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to parking behaviors and maneuvering a vehicle in an autonomous driving mode accordingly. For instance, a pullover location for the vehicle to stop and wait for a passenger may be identified. The vehicle may be maneuvered in the autonomous driving mode in order to pull over by pulling forward into the pullover location. Whether to maneuver the vehicle in reverse in the pullover location before or after the passenger enters the vehicle may be determined based on context for the pull over with respect to the passenger. The vehicle may be maneuvered in the autonomous driving mode in reverse based on the determination of whether to maneuver the vehicle in reverse in the pullover location before or after the passenger enters the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: John Wesley Dyer, Michael Epstein, Konstantin Pervyshev, Jonathan Lee Pedersen, Salil Pandit
  • Publication number: 20210085920
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide strain relief members for a medical device delivery system, methods of use, and methods of manufacturing. In one embodiment, a medical device delivery system may include a body member with a first end having a first outer diameter, a second end having a second outer diameter, an inner surface facing a lumen that extends axially through the body member along a longitudinal axis, and an outer surface opposite to the inner surface. The embodiment also includes a threaded first connector at the first end of the body member. The outer surface of the body member may include a plurality of depressions. The body member may include a first material. The first connector may include a second material. The first material is more flexible than the second material. A portion of the outer surface of the body member may cover a portion of the first connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Erin Roberts, Elizabeth Brown, Jorge L. Jimenez-Rios, Ph.D., Lyle Hundley, Johnny P. Smith, Jonathan Sheets, Jaimie Jarboe, Nathan Steinbrunner, Cayley Gubser, Jeffry S. Melsheimer, Samantha Charley, Tyler Dow, Kathryn R. Hardert, David Gordon, Mitchell T. Aman, Kristen M. Bunch, Wesley Pedersen, Shawn L. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20200093498
    Abstract: A device for use with a uterine tamponade balloon catheter apparatus, such as the Bakri postpartum hemorrhage balloon, is disclosed. The device comprises a stylet comprising a hub at its proximal end and an atraumatic tip at its distal end. The device is configured to be removably coupled to the tamponade balloon catheter apparatus to aid in the insertion and positioning of the tamponade balloon catheter within the uterine cavity, allowing the balloon to function as intended for the control and management of postpartum hemorrhage and uterine bleeding. The tamponade balloon catheter includes an echogenic element to aid in visualization by ultrasound during insertion and use. Methods of use of the device are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Erin Roberts, Shawn Nichols, Wesley Pedersen
  • Publication number: 20160287270
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aortic valvuloplasty catheter which, in one preferred embodiment, has a tapered distal balloon segment that anchors within the left ventricle outflow track of the patient's heart and a rounded proximal segment which conforms to the aortic sinuses forcing the valve leaflets open. In addition, this embodiment of the valvuloplasty catheter includes a fiber-based balloon membrane, a distal pigtail end hole catheter tip, and a catheter sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: InterValve, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley Pedersen, Robert A. Van Tassel, Robert S. Schwartz, Gregory G. Brucker, Skott E. Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 9375555
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aortic valvuloplasty catheter which, in one preferred embodiment, has a tapered distal balloon segment that anchors within the left ventricle outflow track of the patient's heart and a rounded proximal segment which conforms to the aortic sinuses forcing the valve leaflets open. In addition, this embodiment of the valvuloplasty catheter includes a fiber-based balloon membrane, a distal pigtail end hole catheter tip, and a catheter sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: InterValve, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley Pedersen, Robert A. Van Tassel, Robert S. Schwartz, Gregory G. Brucker, Skott E. Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 9242081
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a balloon catheter is provided for use during annuloplasty. Preferably, the balloon includes a distal, noncompliant portion and a proximal semi-compliant portion which allows for sequential inflation, reliable positioning, and compliance measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: InterValve, Inc.
    Inventors: William Drasler, Wesley Pedersen, Mark Ungs
  • Publication number: 20130289607
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aortic valvuloplasty catheter which, in one preferred embodiment, has a tapered distal balloon segment that anchors within the left ventricle outflow track of the patient's heart and a rounded proximal segment which conforms to the aortic sinuses forcing the valve leaflets open. In addition, this embodiment of the valvuloplasty catheter includes a fiber-based balloon membrane, a distal pigtail end hole catheter tip, and a catheter sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Wesley Pedersen, Robert A. Van Tassel, Robert S. Schwartz, Gregory G. Brucker, Skott E. Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 8486102
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aortic valvuloplasty catheter which, in one preferred embodiment, has a tapered distal balloon segment that anchors within the left ventricle outflow track of the patient's heart and a rounded proximal segment which conforms to the aortic sinuses forcing the valve leaflets open. In addition, this embodiment of the valvuloplasty catheter includes a fiber-based balloon membrane, a distal pigtail end hole catheter tip, and a catheter sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: InterValve, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley Pedersen, Robert A. Van Tassel, Robert S. Schwartz, Gregory G. Brucker, Skott E. Greenhalgh
  • Publication number: 20120083809
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a balloon catheter is provided for use during annuloplasty. Preferably, the balloon includes a distal, noncompliant portion and a proximal semi-compliant portion which allows for sequential inflation, reliable positioning, and compliance measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: William Drasler, Wesley Pedersen, Mark Ungs
  • Publication number: 20100228277
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aortic valvuloplasty catheter which, in one preferred embodiment, has a tapered distal balloon segment that anchors within the left ventricle outflow track of the patient's heart and a rounded proximal segment which conforms to the aortic sinuses forcing the valve leaflets open. In addition, this embodiment of the valvuloplasty catheter includes a fiber-based balloon membrane, a distal pigtail end hole catheter tip, and a catheter sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Wesley Pedersen, Robert A. Van Tassel, Robert S. Schwartz, Gregory G. Brucker, Skott E. Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 7744620
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aortic valvuloplasty catheter which, in one preferred embodiment, has a tapered distal balloon segment that anchors within the left ventricle outflow track of the patient's heart and a rounded proximal segment which conforms to the aortic sinuses forcing the valve leaflets open. In addition, this embodiment of the valvuloplasty catheter includes a fiber-based balloon membrane, a distal pigtail end hole catheter tip, and a catheter sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: InterValve, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley Pedersen, Robert A. Van Tassel, Robert S. Schwartz, Gregory G. Brucker, Skott E. Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 7618432
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aortic valvuloplasty catheter which, in one preferred embodiment, has a tapered distal balloon segment that anchors within the left ventricle outflow track of the patient's heart and a rounded proximal segment which conforms to the aortic sinuses forcing the valve leaflets open. In addition, this embodiment of the valvuloplasty catheter includes a fiber-based balloon membrane, a distal pigtail end hole catheter tip, and a catheter sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: InterValve, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley Pedersen, Robert A. Van Tassel, Robert S. Schwartz, Gregory G. Brucker, Skott E. Greenhalgh
  • Publication number: 20050090846
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aortic valvuloplasty catheter which, in one preferred embodiment, has a tapered distal balloon segment that anchors within the left ventricle outflow track of the patient's heart and a rounded proximal segment which conforms to the aortic sinuses forcing the valve leaflets open. In addition, this embodiment of the valvuloplasty catheter includes a fiber-based balloon membrane, a distal pigtail end hole catheter tip, and a catheter sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Wesley Pedersen, Robert Van Tassel, Robert Schwartz, Gregory Brucker, Skott Greenhalgh
  • Publication number: 20050075662
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aortic valvuloplasty catheter which, in one preferred embodiment, has a tapered distal balloon segment that anchors within the left ventricle outflow track of the patient's heart and a rounded proximal segment which conforms to the aortic sinuses forcing the valve leaflets open. In addition, this embodiment of the valvuloplasty catheter includes a fiber-based balloon membrane, a distal pigtail end hole catheter tip, and a catheter sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Inventors: Wesley Pedersen, Robert Van Tassel, Robert Schwartz, Gregory Brucker, Skott Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: D894380
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Erin Roberts, Shawn Nichols, Wesley Pedersen