Patents by Inventor William S. Tremulis

William S. Tremulis 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: 20180345104
    Abstract: A pre-molded or moldable shaft grip includes a pre-configured or moldable section disposed within a substantially circular outer grip layer. A pre-configured or moldable section substantially conforms to a player's grip, facilitating consistent finger placement. The pre-configured section may comprise the shaft, a separate section, or multiple sections of varying durometer. The moldable section may include a layer of moldable material, or a cavity disposed between the outer grip layer and the shaft containing a moldable substance. Overall grip durometer can be adjusted by varying the pressure within the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: William S. Tremulis, Michael John Deg, Kyle Thomas Deg
  • Patent number: 9713549
    Abstract: An device for occluding a body lumen such as a reproductive lumen which includes an occluding component having an impervious barrier to provide initial occlusion of the body lumen and a permeable body to facilitate tissue ingrowth which provides long term occlusion of the body lumen. The device and the method of using the device is particularly suitable for contraception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Callister, William S. Tremulis
  • Publication number: 20170165104
    Abstract: Contraceptive and/or sterilization methods and devices are disclosed which may improve the speed of tubal occlusion and mechanisms for anchoring for a contraceptive device. In accordance with some embodiments, improvements may be made to the delivery catheter to induce trauma and create faster tubal occlusion, improvements may be made to the occlusion device to prevent migration and induce trauma, and improvements may be made to the occlusion device to reduce the total volume of in-growth required compared to conventional expansive occlusion devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: John R. FRIGSTAD, William S. TREMULIS, James R. MUJWID, Betsy SWANN
  • Publication number: 20170049617
    Abstract: A catheter system for controlling the body temperature of a patient by modifying the temperature of blood flowing within a blood vessel of the patient. The catheter system comprises a catheter body having a heat exchange region in contact with the blood; and a temperature probe having a distal end that extends from the catheter body, thereby monitoring the temperature of blood flowing within the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Amy L. Hammack, Jeff P. Callister, Paul M. Stull, Alex T. Roth, William S. Tremulis
  • Patent number: 9566419
    Abstract: An occlusion device is described and depicted for occluding a body lumen. The device can comprise an occluding body member and one or more protruding portions or members disposed on the body member such that the protruding portion is provided with spacing, or surface area, to allow for tissue in-growth. The device can also comprise an expandable plug. The expandable plug may be twisted or otherwise formed into a shape, e.g., helical, in its initial deployment configuration, and untwist upon deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: John R. Frigstad, James R. Mujwid, Karl A. Jagger, William S. Tremulis, Robert C. Grant
  • Patent number: 9517159
    Abstract: Contraceptive and/or sterilization methods and devices are disclosed which may improve the speed of tubal occlusion and mechanisms for anchoring for a contraceptive device. In accordance with some embodiments, improvements may be made to the delivery catheter to induce trauma and create faster tubal occlusion, improvements may be made to the occlusion device to prevent migration and induce trauma, and improvements may be made to the occlusion device to reduce the total volume of in-growth required compared to conventional expansive occlusion devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: John R. Frigstad, William S. Tremulis, James R. Mujwid, Betsy Swann
  • Publication number: 20160256151
    Abstract: Described are various embodiments of surgical procedures, systems, implants, devices, tools, and methods, useful for treating pelvic conditions in a male or female, the pelvic conditions including incontinence (various forms such as fecal incontinence, stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, etc.), vaginal prolapse (including various forms such as enterocele, cystocele, rectocele, apical or vault prolapse, uterine descent, etc.), and other conditions caused by muscle and ligament weakness, the devices and tools including devices and tools for anchoring an implant to tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: James A. ALEXANDER, Chaouki A. Khamis, Justin H. Huelman, William S. Tremulis, Thomas O. Viker
  • Patent number: 9427353
    Abstract: A catheter system for controlling the body temperature of a patient by modifying the temperature of blood flowing within a blood vessel of the patient. The catheter system comprises a catheter body having a heat exchange region in contact with the blood; and a temperature probe having a distal end that extends from the catheter body, thereby monitoring the temperature of blood flowing within the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: ZOLL Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy L. Hammack, Jeff P. Callister, Paul M. Stull, Alex T. Roth, William S. Tremulis
  • Publication number: 20140343579
    Abstract: An adjusting and cutting tool comprising a distal end engageable with an elongate portion of an implantable article to facilitate manipulation of the elongate portion relative to a support portion of the implantable article and to facilitate cutting of the elongate portion. Also included is method of treating vaginal prolapse, the method including the steps of providing a multi-piece implantable article having at least one extension portion piece and a support portion piece, placing the support portion piece in contact with vaginal tissue, placing at least one extension portion piece in contact with tissue of a component of sacral anatomy, adjusting a position of the at least one extension portion piece relative to the support portion piece using a adjusting and cutting tool, and cutting the at least one extension portion with the adjusting and cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: AMS Research corporation
    Inventors: Thomas O. Viker, James A. Alexander, Micah D. Thorson, Chaouki A. Khamis, Justin H. Huelman, William S. Tremulis
  • Publication number: 20140222053
    Abstract: A system and method of occluding a reproductive body lumen to prevent the passage of reproductive cells through body lumen is disclosed. The system can include a catheter delivery system having a handle device, a catheter operatively coupled with the handle device, and an occluding device adapted for deployment within the body lumen. The handle device can include a damper device adapted to reduce the vibration on the handle device from deployment of the occluding device from the catheter. Further, the handle device can include an indexing member operatively coupled with the catheter to provide indexing of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Bayer Essure Inc.
    Inventors: Jose W. Jiminez, James R. Mujwid, William S. Tremulis, John R. Frigstad, Karl A. Jagger, Kevin R. Arnal, Jeffrey P. Callister
  • Patent number: 8707957
    Abstract: A device and method of using the device for contraception or sterilization and particularly for reversible contraception by occluding a reproductive lumen to prevent the passage of reproductive cells through the lumen for a desired period of time until the patient wishes to become fertile again and then be reopened. The occluding member preferably comprises a tubular framework formed from a shape memory material configured to be implanted in a reproductive lumen. The occluding member is implanted within a body lumen, secured to the wall of the reproductive lumen and then collapsed to collapse the wall and occlude the lumen. Alternatively, the occluding member may be collapsed upon a solid plug. The closure of the reproductive lumen may be reversed by introducing a balloon catheter and by a series of inflations of the balloon reexpanding the collapsed occluding member or by removing the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Essure Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Callister, William S. Tremulis, Denise S. Harges
  • Patent number: 8689792
    Abstract: A system and method of occluding a reproductive body lumen (34) to prevent the passage of reproductive cells through body lumen is disclosed. The system can include a catheter delivery system (10) having a handle device (18), a catheter (10) operatively coupled with the handle device (20), and an occluding device adapted for deployment within the body lumen. The handle device can include a damper device adapted to reduce the vibration on the handle device from deployment of the occluding device from the catheter. Further, the handle device can include an indexing member operatively coupled with the catheter to provide indexing of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Essure Inc.
    Inventors: Jose' W. Jimenez, James R. Mujwid, William S. Tremulis, John R. Frigstad, Karl A. Jagger, Kevin R. Arnal, Jeffrey P. Callister
  • Publication number: 20140014115
    Abstract: Systems and methods of visibly marking a reproductive tract, e.g., at least one ostium of the Fallopian tubes accessed transvaginally and transcervically, to indicate delivery of an occlusion device into the corresponding at least one Fallopian tube to effect contraception are disclosed. Marking is effected by delivery of a dye that stains the ostium and/or extension of the marking member from the delivered occlusion device into view in the uterine cavity or ostium. A catheter (or catheters) preferably introduced through a hysteroscope that illuminates and provides visualization of the uterine cavity and the ostia of the Fallopian tubes is employed to insert each contracted, stent-like, occluding device into each Fallopian tube and to mechanically expand or release to self-expand the occluding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Callister, William S. Tremulis
  • Publication number: 20130337934
    Abstract: A pre-molded or moldable shaft grip includes a pre-configured or moldable section disposed within a substantially circular outer grip layer. A pre-configured or moldable section substantially conforms to a player's grip, facilitating consistent finger placement. The pre-configured section may comprise the shaft, a separate section, or multiple sections of varying durometer. The moldable section may include a layer of moldable material, or a cavity disposed between the outer grip layer and the shaft containing a moldable substance. Overall grip durometer can be adjusted by varying the pressure within the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: William S. Tremulis, Michael John Deg, Kyle Thomas Deg
  • Patent number: 8556963
    Abstract: A tissue connecting device is provided. The device comprise an elongate delivery device having a lumen, a proximal end, and a distal end. The distal end is configured to engage tissue and advance the device into tissue. At least one anchor deliverable through a lumen of the elongate delivery device. The distal end of the device may be designed to engage tissue upon rotation of the device about its longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Mitral Interventions
    Inventors: William S. Tremulis, Mahmood K. Razavi
  • Patent number: 8550085
    Abstract: Systems and methods of visibly marking a reproductive tract, e.g., at least one ostium of the Fallopian tubes accessed transvaginally and transcervically, to indicate delivery of an occlusion device into the corresponding at least one Fallopian tube to effect contraception are disclosed. Marking is effected by delivery of a dye that stains the ostium and/or extension of the marking member from the delivered occlusion device into view in the uterine cavity or ostium. A catheter (or catheters) preferably introduced through a hysteroscope that illuminates and provides visualization of the uterine cavity and the ostia of the Fallopian tubes is employed to insert each contracted, stent-like, occluding device into each Fallopian tube and to mechanically expand or release to self-expand the occluding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Conceptus, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Callister, William S. Tremulis
  • Patent number: 8506418
    Abstract: A pre-molded or moldable shaft grip includes a pre-configured or moldable section disposed within a substantially circular outer grip layer. A pre-configured or moldable section substantially conforms to a player's grip, facilitating consistent finger placement. The pre-configured section may comprise the shaft, a separate section, or multiple sections of varying durometer. The moldable section may include a layer of moldable material, or a cavity disposed between the outer grip layer and the shaft containing a moldable substance. Overall grip durometer can be adjusted by varying the pressure within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: William S. Tremulis, Michael John Deg, Kyle Thomas Deg
  • Patent number: 8366737
    Abstract: Expandable emboli filter and thrombectomy devices adapted for use with microcatheters to remove debris from blood vessels. The devices embody expanded profiles that span the entirety of various sized target vessels and thus are particularly effective in the engagement of debris found in vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: David Hancock, William S. Tremulis, Saypin Phonthalasa, Olin Palmer, Larry Voss, Gary A. Walker
  • Patent number: 8356600
    Abstract: Contraceptive and/or sterilization methods and devices are disclosed which may improve the speed of tubal occlusion and mechanisms for anchoring for a contraceptive device. In accordance with some embodiments, improvements may be made to the delivery catheter to induce trauma and create faster tubal occlusion, improvements may be made to the occlusion device to prevent migration and induce trauma, and improvements may be made to the occlusion device to reduce the total volume of in-growth required compared to conventional expansive occlusion devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Conceptus, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Frigstad, William S. Tremulis, James R. Mujwid, Betsy Swann
  • Publication number: 20130006275
    Abstract: Described are various embodiments of surgical procedures, systems, implants, devices, tools, and methods, useful for treating pelvic conditions in a male or female, the pelvic conditions including incontinence (various forms such as fecal incontinence, stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, etc.), vaginal prolapse (including various forms such as enterocele, cystocele, rectocele, apical or vault prolapse, uterine descent, etc.), and other conditions caused by muscle and ligament weakness, the devices and tools including devices and tools for anchoring an implant to tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: James A. Alexander, Chaouki A. Khamis, Justin H. Huelman, William S. Tremulis, Thomas O. Viker