Patents by Inventor William N. Aldrich

William N. Aldrich 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).

  • Patent number: 10691578
    Abstract: A system and method generates contextual information for a source model. An identification of one or more first model elements of interest within the source model may be received. One or more constraints on inputs of selected model elements also may be received. A scope of analysis regarding outputs of the first model elements may be specified. The contextual information may be derived automatically for the one or more first model elements. The contextual information may include one or more model elements, signals, or states that are contained with the scope of analysis while execution of the source model is limited by the one or more constraints. The derived contextual information may be provided to an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Aldrich, Ebrahim Mehran Mestchian, Denizhan N. Alparslan
  • Patent number: 10657029
    Abstract: A system and method generates a contextual model for a source model. The system and method receives a designation of a component of interest in the source model. The system and method analyzes the source model and identifies those model elements within the source model that have an interaction behavior with the component of interest. The system and method includes the component of interest and the model elements having the interaction behavior with the component of interest in the contextual model. The system and method connects the model elements to the component of interest in the context model in a similar manner as in the source model. The context model may be run or evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Aldrich, Ebrahim Mehran Mestchian, Denizhan N. Alparslan
  • Publication number: 20190117207
    Abstract: A medical device having an annular body configured to transition from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration. The body having a plurality of openings each having a mid-portion with a width in a direction transverse to a long dimension of the opening that is greater than widths of a remainder of the opening in the deployed configuration. An end portion of the annular body extending towards a longitudinal axis of the medical device in the deployed configuration. The medical device tapers from a proximal end towards a distal end in the deployed configuration, when viewed in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 10245013
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a plurality of members forming a body that can transition from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration. The plurality of members form a plurality of openings each with a long axis extending substantially longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device in a delivery configuration. A plurality of end portions are associated with a distal portion of the medical device, the end portions extending towards the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Publication number: 20190046253
    Abstract: Components and associated methods of manufacture or assembly and/or use for bone and joint stabilization devices or systems are described. The components include features for device introduction, attaching a distal anchoring foot or threaded screw to an elongate spring-type member, anchoring head features for stabilizing position of the elongate member when engaged within the head and/or digital or electronic methods for tensioning the subject devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Kathryn A. Stecco, Frank P. Becking, Carlos Castro, William N. Aldrich
  • Patent number: 10111664
    Abstract: A closure system and methods of use are provided for use in sealing an opening in a body tissue, such as a vascular puncture site. A method of closing the opening in the body tissue can be performed with the closure system having a closure clip. The method can include positioning the closure clip in a first closure clip position adjacent to the opening in the body tissue such that a plurality of spikes of the closure clip are inserted into the tissue at a location outward from a central axis of the opening. Subsequently, the closure clip can be positioned in a second closure clip position such that the plurality of spikes are pulled inward toward the central axis of the opening so as to pull the tissue between the opening and each of the spikes together and close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, William Martin Belef
  • Publication number: 20170135684
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. A plurality of tissue engaging portions are associated with the plurality of struts, with each tissue engaging portion extending towards the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 9585646
    Abstract: A method that includes locating an opening in tissue by advancing a member through the opening in tissue and following locating the opening, deploying a medical device to aid with sealing the opening. The medical device includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. The medical device further includes a plurality of tissue engaging portions associated with the plurality of struts, each tissue engaging portion being disposed between adjacently positioned generally diamond-shaped openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 9579091
    Abstract: A closure system and methods of use are provided for use in sealing an opening in a body tissue, such as a vascular puncture site. A method of closing the opening in the body tissue can be performed with the closure system having a closure clip. The method can include positioning the closure clip in a first closure clip position adjacent to the opening in the body tissue such that a plurality of spikes of the closure clip are inserted into the tissue at a location outward from a central axis of the opening. Subsequently, the closure clip can be positioned in a second closure clip position such that the plurality of spikes are pulled inward toward the central axis of the opening so as to pull the tissue between the opening and each of the spikes together and close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony Pantages, Javier Sagastegui, Janina Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 9554786
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. A plurality of tissue engaging portions are associated with the plurality of struts, with each tissue engaging portion extending towards the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 9320522
    Abstract: A clip for engaging tissue includes a generally annular-shaped body defining a plane and disposed about a central axis extending normal to the plane. The body includes alternating inner and outer curved regions, defining a zigzag pattern about a periphery of the clip. The body is biased towards a planar configuration lying in the plane and deflectable towards a transverse configuration extending out of the plane. Tines extend from the inner curved regions, the tines being oriented towards the central axis in the planar configuration, and parallel to the central axis in the transverse configuration. The tines may include primary tines and secondary tines that are shorter than the primary tines. The primary tines may be disposed on opposing inner curved regions and oriented towards one another such that they overlap in the planar configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Javier Sagastegui, Ronald J. Jabba, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef
  • Publication number: 20140309686
    Abstract: A closure system and methods of use are provided for use in sealing an opening in a body tissue, such as a vascular puncture site. A method of closing the opening in the body tissue can be performed with the closure system having a closure clip. The method can include positioning the closure clip in a first closure clip position adjacent to the opening in the body tissue such that a plurality of spikes of the closure clip are inserted into the tissue at a location outward from a central axis of the opening. Subsequently, the closure clip can be positioned in a second closure clip position such that the plurality of spikes are pulled inward toward the central axis of the opening so as to pull the tissue between the opening and each of the spikes together and close the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, William Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony J. Pantages, Fransisco Javier Sagastegui
  • Publication number: 20140222068
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. A plurality of tissue engaging portions are associated with the plurality of struts, with each tissue engaging portion extending towards the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Publication number: 20140222069
    Abstract: A method that includes locating an opening in tissue by advancing a member through the opening in tissue and following locating the opening, deploying a medical device to aid with sealing the opening. The medical device includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. The medical device further includes a plurality of tissue engaging portions associated with the plurality of struts, each tissue engaging portion being disposed between adjacently positioned generally diamond-shaped openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 8758396
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for use in sealing a vascular puncture site. The invention comprises an introducer sheath with an integrated closure component. The closure component includes a fastener and an advanceable, deformable clip having a delivery configuration in which opposing sides do not contact one another, and a deployed configuration, in which the fastener causes opposing sides of the deformable clip to close towards one another. The clip is advanced along the sheath until it pierces opposing sides of a vessel wall at a puncture site. The clip is then deformed with the fastener to draw opposing sides of the puncture together, and the sheath is withdrawn to seal the wound. The clip and fastener preferably are bioabsorbable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich
  • Patent number: 8758400
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue communicating with a body lumen is provided. The apparatus includes an elongate member having a proximal end a distal end and a lumen extending from the distal end toward the proximal end defining a longitudinal axis. A plug member is disposed on the distal end and extends distally from the elongate member in a pre-deployed and deployed configuration. The plug member includes a distal port therein in communication with the lumen and has a cross-sectional diameter at a plug proximal end and a plug distal end greater than a cross-sectional diameter of the distal end of the elongate member in the pre-deployed configuration. The apparatus also includes a member extendable distally from the distal port, the member including a proximal end and a distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, William Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony J. Pantages, Francisco Javier Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 8690910
    Abstract: A method for closing an opening in a wall of a body lumen using a clip can include advancing a distal end of an elongate member within the body lumen, the elongate member having a distal portion that assists in presenting the wall for receiving a clip having a plurality of tissue engaging portions having tips that point generally toward a central axis of the clip. The clip can be advanced relative to the elongate member and the wall of the body lumen until the plurality of tissue engaging portions penetrate the wall of the body lumen. Once the clip penetrates the wall, the elongate member can be withdrawn from the body lumen, leaving the clip to substantially close the opening in the wall of the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba, Janina Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 8486092
    Abstract: A clip for engaging tissue includes a generally annular-shaped body defining a plane and disposed about a central axis extending normal to the plane. The body includes alternating inner and outer curved regions, defining a zigzag pattern about a periphery of the clip. The body is biased towards a planar configuration lying in the plane and deflectable towards a transverse configuration extending out of the plane. Tines extend from the inner curved regions, the tines being oriented towards the central axis in the planar configuration, and parallel to the central axis in the transverse configuration. The tines may include primary tines and secondary tines that are shorter than the primary tines. The primary tines may be disposed on opposing inner curved regions and oriented towards one another such that they overlap in the planar configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Javier Sagastegui, Ronald J. Jabba, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef
  • Patent number: 8486108
    Abstract: A clip for engaging tissue includes a generally annular-shaped body defining a plane and disposed about a central axis extending normal to the plane. The body includes alternating inner and outer curved regions, defining a zigzag pattern about a periphery of the clip. The body is biased towards a planar configuration lying in the plane and deflectable towards a transverse configuration extending out of the plane. Tines extend from the inner curved regions, the tines being oriented towards the central axis in the planar configuration, and parallel to the central axis in the transverse configuration. The tines may include primary tines and secondary tines that are shorter than the primary tines. The primary tines may be disposed on opposing inner curved regions and oriented towards one another such that they overlap in the planar configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Javier Sagastegui, Ronald J. Jabba, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef
  • Patent number: 8454650
    Abstract: A clip for engaging tissue includes a generally annular-shaped body defining a plane and disposed about a central axis extending normal to the plane. The body includes alternating inner and outer curved regions, defining a zigzag pattern about a periphery of the clip. The body is biased towards a planar configuration lying in the plane and deflectable towards a transverse configuration extending out of the plane. Tines extend from the inner curved regions, the tines being oriented towards the central axis in the planar configuration, and parallel to the central axis in the transverse configuration. The tines may include primary tines and secondary tines that are shorter than the primary tines. The primary tines may be disposed on opposing inner curved regions and oriented towards one another such that they overlap in the planar configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Javier Sagastegui, Ronald J. Jabba, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef