With Expanding Member (i.e., Balloon) Patents (Class 604/509)
  • Patent number: 11950793
    Abstract: Described herein is a shock wave device for the treatment of vascular occlusions. The shock wave device includes an outer covering and an inner member inner connected at a distal end of the device. First and second conductive wires extend along the length of the device within the volume between the outer covering and the inner member. A conductive emitter band circumscribes the ends of the first and second wires to form a first spark gap between the end of the first wire and the emitter band and a second spark gap between the end of the second wire and the emitter band. When the volume is filled with conductive fluid and a high voltage pulse is applied across the first and second wires, first and second shock waves can be initiated from the first and second spark gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Hoa D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11925775
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed that help deliver catheters or other medical devices to locations within a patient's body. The device comprises a transporter catheter having a proximal end and a distal end, at least a first balloon located at the distal end, substantially at a tip of the transporter catheter, and at least a second balloon located between the distal end and the proximal end of the transporter catheter. The first balloon is an orienting balloon and the second balloon is an anchor balloon. The transporter catheter may include a single lumen or more than one lumen. The transporter catheter may include a shaft comprising an inner layer and an outer layer, the inner layer may be made of a material more flexible than the material of the outer layer. The outer layer may also comprise a braided wire assembly, said braided wire assembly being formed by braiding a plurality of flat wires or circular wires. The braided wire assembly may wrap around the inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Vasoinnovations Inc.
    Inventors: Rajendra Gurudas Sardesai, Samir Bipin Pancholy
  • Patent number: 11925598
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for providing resuscitation or suspended state through redistribution of cardiac output to increase supply to the brain and heart for a patient. The device includes an electrically controllable redistribution component attachable to the patient to provide redistribution of the cardiac output to increase supply to the brain and heart. The redistribution component, following a predefined reaction pattern based on an electrical signal, and computer means configured to: receive a patient data which identifies physiological and/or anatomical characteristics of the patent; and provide the electrical signal for the redistribution component based on the patient data or a standard response. The device may provide mechanisms to protect the aorta and the remaining anatomy of the patient from inadvertent damage caused by the disclosed device in any usage scenario of either correct intended usage or unintended usage. Also disclosed is a method for providing resuscitation or suspended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Neurescue ApS
    Inventor: Habib Frost
  • Patent number: 11904080
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for the treatment of edema. In one aspect a method for implanting an indwelling catheter within a vein of a patient is provided. The catheter can extend from a position upstream of at least one outflow port of a duct of the lymph system to a terminal position downstream of the at least one outflow port. In use, a first restriction can be created within the vein proximal to a distal region of the catheter. The first restriction can define a localized low pressure zone distal of the restriction and within a portion of the vein housing the catheter. The low pressure zone can be adjacent to the at least one outflow port to enable fluid to pass from the at least one lymph duct outflow port into the vein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: White Swell Medical Ltd
    Inventors: Yaacov Nitzan, Menashe Yacoby, Tanhum Feld
  • Patent number: 11903607
    Abstract: An elongate tool with a cutting end. In some embodiments the end is bendable. Optionally, the end is bendable between two cutting edges. Optionally or alternatively, the end includes both a forward cutting edge and a side cutting edge. The tool may be sized for hand-held use, with control from outside the body, for treating a spinal stenosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Carevature Medical Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoseph Weitzman
  • Patent number: 11793728
    Abstract: A naso/orogastric device having backflow blocking means and comprises a naso/orogastric tube sized and shaped for being disposed within the esophagus so that at least a distal end thereof being placed in the stomach lumen of a patient, at least one elastic esophageal body, positioned along the naso/orogastric tube, having a pressure dependent volume, at least one esophageal sensor that detects fluid around at least one segment of the naso/orogastric tube, and a pressure regulator that regulates a pressure within the elastic esophageal body according to the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: ART MEDICAL Ltd.
    Inventors: Liron Elia, Nir Lilach, Eliahu Eliachar
  • Patent number: 11786254
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke that provide immediate blood flow restoration to a vessel occluded by a clot and, after reestablishing blood flow, address the clot itself Immediate blood flow restoration advantageously can facilitate natural lysis of the clot and also can reduce or obviate the concern for distal embolization due to fragmentation of the clot. Several embodiments of the invention provide for progressive, or modular, treatment based upon the nature of the clot. For example, the progressive treatment can include immediate restoration of blood flow, in-situ clot management, and/or clot removal depending on the particular circumstances of the treatment. The in-situ clot management can include, for example, lysis, maceration, and/or removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: David A. Ferrera, Andrew H. Cragg, John Fulkerson
  • Patent number: 11786699
    Abstract: A suction catheter system is described with a suction nozzle that can extend from a guide catheter of the like. The suction nozzle can be positioned by tracking the suction nozzle through a vessel while moving a proximal portion of the suction extension within the lumen of the guide catheter. A suction lumen extends from the proximal end of the guide catheter through at least part of the guide catheter central lumen and through the suction tip. Desirable suction flow can be established using the guide lumen to facilitate the suction. Also, a delivery catheter is described with an elastic tip that can track closely over a guidewire. The elastic tip of the delivery catheter can be expanded to provide for the delivery of medical devices past the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: MIVI Neuroscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew F. Ogle, James Alexander, Alexander Halaszyn
  • Patent number: 11771867
    Abstract: A suction catheter system is described with a suction extension interfaced with a guide catheter to form a continuous suction lumen extending through a portion of the guide catheter and through the suction extension. The suction extension can be positioned by tracking the suction nozzle through a vessel while moving a proximal portion of the suction extension within the lumen of the guide catheter. The suction extension can comprise a connecting section with a non-circular cross section for interfacing with the inner lumen of an engagement section of the guide catheter. The tubular body of the guide catheter can have a reduced diameter distal section the can be useful to restrain the movement of the suction extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: MIVI Neuroscience, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew F. Ogle
  • Patent number: 11771799
    Abstract: A method of production of a tissue sealing patch is disclosed. The method comprises applying a vacuum to a heated work surface; applying a solution of a biocompatible polyurethane polymer to the work surface and spreading it over the work surface with a polymer blade; evaporating the solvent; heating the work surface above the softening temperature of the polymer; spreading powdered tissue sealant material over the polymer film; incorporating the tissue sealant material to a depth of 20-60 ?m in the film by pressing on a release sheet placed over the powder and polymer film; removing the release sheet from the adhesive patch material; releasing the vacuum; cooling said work surface; and removing the adhesive patch material from said work surface. The biocompatible polymer preferably comprises PEG-caprolactone-lactic acid units connected by urethane linkages, the PEG having a molecular weight of 3000-3500 amu, and a CL:LA:PEG ratio of 34:2:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: SEALANTIUM MEDICAL LTD
    Inventors: Orgad Laub, Eran Cohen, Yotam Schwartz
  • Patent number: 11766541
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for use are provided, where the apparatus includes: (a) a first catheter having a proximal end and a distal end, and wherein a distal portion of the first catheter includes a first one or more outlets, (b) a first tubular housing having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the first tubular housing is coupled to the first catheter proximal to the at least one first outlet, (c) one or more pressure sensors coupled to the distal end of the first tubular housing, and (d) a second catheter having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein a distal portion of the second catheter includes a second one or more outlets, and wherein the distal end of the second catheter is configured to be positioned substantially within one of (i) the first catheter or (ii) a second tubular housing coupled to one or more of the first catheter and the first tubular housing, when the second catheter is in a first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Sanford Health
    Inventor: Patrick W. Kelly
  • Patent number: 11752300
    Abstract: A catheter includes an elongated tube having a distal portion having a distal end and a sidewall defining at least one drainage lumen. The catheter also includes a permeable material. The permeable material is configured to be deployed in the urinary tract to maintain the distal end of the elongated tube at a predetermined position in a bladder, a ureter, a renal pelvis, or a kidney of the patient. When deployed, the permeable material defines a three-dimensional shape of sufficient size to permit flow of at least a portion of fluid from the urinary tract through the permeable material and the at least one drainage lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Roivios Limited
    Inventors: John R. Erbey, II, Jacob L. Upperco, David E. Orr, Andrew Wilbourn, Daisy Smith, Colin Huber, Morgan Hinchey
  • Patent number: 11724063
    Abstract: A combination flush catheter and selective catheter as one convertible catheter and methods of using the same. The selective catheter may be a reverse curve or guide catheter. The additional steps of removal of the flush catheter and re-insertion of the selective catheter may be eliminated, reducing the possibility of errors and making the procedure smoother and shorter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventor: Mubin I. Syed
  • Patent number: 11717302
    Abstract: In a method for intermittently occluding the coronary sinus, in which the coronary sinus is occluded using an occlusion device, the fluid pressure in the occluded coronary sinus is continuously measured and stored, the fluid pressure curve is determined as a function of time, and the occlusion of the coronary sinus is triggered and/or released as a function of at least one characteristic value derived from the measured pressure values. The pressure increase and/or pressure decrease per time unit each occurring at a heart beat are used as characteristic values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventors: Werner Mohl, Loay Alzubaidi
  • Patent number: 11717399
    Abstract: An expandable stent for implantation in a right ventricular outflow tract includes a frame having a waist portion that expands to a deployed size having a first diameter, first and second sealing portions extending in opposite directions from the waist portion and expanding radially outward of the waist portion. The first and second sealing portions are sized to seal against first and second portions of the inner surface of the right ventricular outflow tract at the deployed position over a range of sizes of expansion larger than the first diameter. A band is secured to the waist portion of the frame, restricting expansion of the waist portion substantially beyond the first diameter, such that the waist portion is configured to be spaced apart from the inner surface of the right ventricular outflow tract at the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dustin P. Armer, Michael D. Franklin, Sergio Delgado, Abhijeet Joshi, Dinesh L. Sirimanne, Russell T. Joseph, Eason Michael Abbott, Tram Ngoc Nguyen, Son V. Nguyen, Hien Tran Ngo, Vivian Tran, Charles L. Bowman, Stanton J. Rowe
  • Patent number: 11712259
    Abstract: Provided herein is a catheter assembly including, in some embodiments, a core wire configured for linear actuation and a damping mechanism around the core wire. The core wire includes a proximal end with a sonic connector configured to couple to an ultrasound-producing mechanism. The core wire includes a distal end configured to modify intravascular lesions with vibrational energy from the ultrasound-producing mechanism. The damping mechanism includes a gasket system and a retainer to retain the gasket system in a damping-mechanism bore of the catheter assembly. The damping mechanism is around a proximal-end portion of the core wire, where the damping system can provide a compressive force sufficient to dampen transverse wave-producing vibrational energy in the proximal-end portion of the core wire without restricting the linear actuation of the core wire through the damping mechanism including extension and retraction of the core wire through the damping mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Peng Zheng, Aseem Singh, Deepa Pandia
  • Patent number: 11697004
    Abstract: To provide a new balloon catheter enabling formation of, with high dimensional accuracy and excellent shape adaptability with respect to a balloon, an additional structure such as a blade and a reinforcement member to be additionally provided to the balloon. In this balloon catheter 10 provided with an expandable/contractible balloon 14 on the distal end side of a catheter 12, an additional structure 36 having a prescribed pattern is formed through electroforming or the like directly onto an inner circumferential surface 34 and/or an outer circumferential surface 82 of the balloon 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Yasushi Ooyama, Katsuhiro Hiejima
  • Patent number: 11690943
    Abstract: A heart lung machine (HLM) includes: a pump actuator; an actuator control unit (ACU) operably connected to the pump actuator; a processing unit configured to receive a set of parameter data from the actuator; a display device configured to present a subset of the set of parameter data; and an input control device operably connected to the pump actuator. The input control device includes a rotatable knob. The ACU may be configured to: determine that the pump actuator has been stopped in response to a pump-stop trigger event; determine that the rotatable knob has been rotated to a first position; and in response to determining that the rotatable knob has been rotated to the first position, starting the pump actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: LivaNova Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Friedemann Schubert
  • Patent number: 11678967
    Abstract: An intravascular cell therapy device comprises a scaffold (2, 12) that is radially adjustable between a contracted orientation suitable for transluminal delivery to a vascular locus and an expanded orientation, and a biodegradable matrix provided on at least a portion of the scaffold that is suitable for seeding with cells and degrades in a vascular environment. The scaffold is configured to have a distal piercing tip (5) when in a deployed orientation. The scaffold comprises a plurality of sidewall panels (3, 13, 14) arranged around a longitudinal axis of the scaffold, and adjustable couplings (4) between the panels configured for adjustment between an expanded configuration and a contracted orientation, and in which each sidewall panel comprises a matrix suitable for seeding with cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Provasctec Limited
    Inventor: Noel Caplice
  • Patent number: 11679458
    Abstract: Occlusive devices and associated methods of manufacturing are disclosed herein. Manufacturing an occlusive device can include conforming a mesh to a forming assembly and setting a shape of the mesh based on the forming assembly. In some embodiments, the forming assembly comprises multiple forming members, a mandrel, and/or one or more coupling elements. The method may include everting the mesh over the forming assembly such that the mesh encloses an open volume with a shape based, at least in part, on the shape of the forming assembly. According to some embodiments, setting a shape of the mesh comprises heat-treating the mesh and forming assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Hoai Nguyen, Junwei Li, Andyanhdzung Huynh
  • Patent number: 11654222
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed that enable safe, rapid and relatively short and straight access to the cerebral arteries for the introduction of interventional devices to treat acute ischemic stroke. In addition, the disclosed methods and devices provide means to securely close the access site to the cerebral arteries to avoid the potentially devastating consequences of a transcervical hematoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Silk Road Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michi E. Garrison, Tony M. Chou, Gregory M. Hyde
  • Patent number: 11654268
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for delivering fluid. The medical devices include one or more needles for delivering fluid. The methods may optionally include expanding an expandable member such as an inflatable member to expand an expandable scaffold outward toward a lumen wall. The methods may include delivering a first fluid out of one or more needles, and delivering a secondary fluid (which may be the same type of fluid as the first fluid, or a different type of fluid) from the device without delivering the secondary fluid through a needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Encompass Vascular, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean C. Orth
  • Patent number: 11642143
    Abstract: A balloon guiding sheath may include an elongated sheath comprising a proximal end, a distal end, an inner tube, an outer tube surrounding the inner tube, an access port, a distal port, and a working lumen extending through an interior portion of the elongated sheath between the access port and the distal port. The balloon guiding sheath may also include an inflatable balloon located on an outer surface of the elongated sheath adjacent the distal end. The balloon guiding sheath may include a plurality of inflation holes extending through a side wall of the elongated sheath. The elongated sheath may be sized and configured to enable direct insertion into a patient's vasculature through an arteriotomy in at least one of a femoral artery and vertebral artery to position the inflatable balloon at a target site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignees: COVIDIEN LP, MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: David F. Kallmes, Waleed Brinjikji, Brady Hatcher, Randy Beyreis
  • Patent number: 11633202
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems for the removal of anatomical occlusions, and an occlusion removal device comprising a first body adapted to be mounted to a delivery wire and releasably engaged to the delivery wire, wherein while engaged the first body remains fixed on the delivery wire and upon release moves axially along the delivery wire, and a second body adapted to be mounted to the delivery wire. A first proximal body may be oriented proximally to a second distal body. The proximal body and the distal body may be adapted to expand upon exiting a delivery catheter. The proximal body may be releasably engaged by a mechanically breakable connection or an electrolytically or heat disconnectable connection, the electrolytically disconnectable connection being broken upon an application of electric current to the electrolytically disconnectable connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Retriever Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Bruce Horowitz
  • Patent number: 11633280
    Abstract: The active introducer sheath systems disclosed herein are expanded by activating a translation mechanism at the handle. The sheath has an inner cylindrical structure of comingled fixed and mobile elongate rods bound together by an attachment line. Activating the translation mechanism causes the mobile rods to move axially with respect to the fixed rods, changing the internal tension in the attachment line. Increased tension draws the fixed and mobile rods closer together, decreasing the diameter of the cylindrical structure. Decreased tension in the attachment line enables the fixed and mobile rods to move apart, increasing the diameter of the cylindrical structure. A prosthetic device, such as a prosthetic heart valve, can be routed through the expanded sheath and to the implantation site. During implantation, the sheath can be contracted back to its original outer diameter, and expanded again for retrieval of the delivery apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Maimon, Liron Tayeb, Eran Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11602363
    Abstract: Described herein is a shock wave device for the treatment of vascular occlusions. The shock wave device includes an outer covering and an inner member inner connected at a distal end of the device. First and second conductive wires extend along the length of the device within the volume between the outer covering and the inner member. A conductive emitter band circumscribes the ends of the first and second wires to form a first spark gap between the end of the first wire and the emitter band and a second spark gap between the end of the second wire and the emitter band. When the volume is filled with conductive fluid and a high voltage pulse is applied across the first and second wires, first and second shock waves can be initiated from the first and second spark gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Hoa D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11602620
    Abstract: A dilator, dilating a narrowed part of a paranasal sinus, includes an end effector, and the end effector includes a pair of treatment pieces openable and closable relative to each other. Each of the treatment pieces includes a treatment surface facing a side on which the treatment piece opens, and each of the treatment surfaces includes an inclined surface inclined to be closer to a side on which the treatment piece closes as a distance to a distal end of the treatment piece decreases. The pair of inclined surfaces become parallel or substantially parallel to each other when the treatment pieces are opened to a maximum angle. The end effector opens anisotropically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Yoshino, Yuji Sakai
  • Patent number: 11602623
    Abstract: A balloon catheter which is inflated after insertion into a tubular tissue includes: a balloon catheter body made of a polymer material, which is inflatable by fluid injection; and a plurality of microneedles formed on the surface of the balloon catheter body, wherein the microneedles are formed by transferring a biocompatible polymer resin or photocurable resin, filled in intaglio patterns formed on a mold, which have a shape corresponding to a shape of the microneedles, to the surface of the balloon catheter body which is in close contact with the mold, by a thermal molding, thermal crosslinking or photocuring process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Won Hyoung Ryu, Kang Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 11576783
    Abstract: A constricting cord can be delivered to the vicinity of an annulus using an apparatus that includes a set of support arms, with a respective anchor launcher supported by each of the support arms. An inflatable first balloon is configured to push the support arms away from each other when the first balloon is inflated. An inflatable second balloon is mounted to a shaft and is configured for inflation when the second balloon is disposed distally beyond the first balloon. In some embodiments, the distal balloon is inflated while it is in a ventricle. In some embodiments, the distal balloon is inflated while it is in a pulmonary artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Cardiac Implants LLC
    Inventor: David Alon
  • Patent number: 11577058
    Abstract: The disclosed device, systems and methods relate to a novel catheter, system and methods. Exemplary embodiments comprise a plurality of lumens and balloons for insertion into the aorta and vena cava.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Ahmed Selim
  • Patent number: 11577057
    Abstract: Inflatable medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. The devices can be medical invasive balloons, such as those used for transcutaneous heart valve implantation, such as balloons used for transcatheter aortic-valve implantation. The balloons can have high strength, fiber-reinforced walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Loma Vista Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Q. Tilson, Mark C. Scheeff, Paul J. Dreyer
  • Patent number: 11547836
    Abstract: A coaxial stabilizing and sealing catheter provides increased support to a guide catheter that is seated in an ostium of a branch artery by extending through and out of a distal end of the guide catheter and anchoring in position within the branch artery that is being treated. The stabilizing and sealing catheter includes, as part of a relatively flexible distal section, a balloon that locks a distal end of the stabilizing and sealing catheter in place to provide support to therapeutic devices that are introduced and further seals the branch artery to prevent blood from entering the branch artery. A sealing cuff at a proximal end of the stabilizing and sealing catheter provides a seal between an exterior of the stabilizing and sealing catheter and an interior of the guide catheter. In addition, a fixing mechanism is utilized to lock the guide catheter in place to exchange therapeutic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Radius Medical LLC
    Inventors: David Daniels, Richard M. DeMello, Maureen A. Finlayson, Jonathan R. DeMello
  • Patent number: 11534575
    Abstract: A system of devices for treating an artery includes an arterial access sheath adapted to introduce an interventional catheter into an artery and an elongated dilator positionable within the internal lumen of the sheath body. The system also includes a catheter formed of an elongated catheter body sized and shaped to be introduced via a carotid artery access site into a common carotid artery through the internal lumen of the arterial access sheath. The catheter has an overall length and a distal most section length such that the distal most section can be positioned in an intracranial artery and at least a portion of the proximal most section is positioned in the common carotid artery during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michi E. Garrison, Tony M. Chou
  • Patent number: 11529190
    Abstract: A medical instrument for enhancing diagnosis and treatment comprising a handle, an ablation probe extending from the handle, a catheter extending from the handle. The catheter defines a lumen and the ablation probe is located within the lumen of the catheter. A port in fluid communication with the lumen of the catheter is configured for connection to a vacuum or fluid source, and application of a vacuum or an injection of fluid creates a consistent zone of permittivity around the ablation probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: William S. Krimsky
  • Patent number: 11529440
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include drug delivery coatings and devices including the same. In an embodiment, the invention includes a drug delivery coating including a polymeric layer. The polymeric layer can include a hydrophilic outer surface. The coating can also include a matrix contacting the hydrophilic outer surface. The matrix can include a particulate hydrophobic therapeutic agent and a cationic agent. The polymeric layer can further include a hydrophilic polymer having pendent photoreactive groups and a photo-crosslinker including two aryl ketone functionalities. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Surmodics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joram Slager, Toni M. Heyer, David E. Babcock
  • Patent number: 11517338
    Abstract: A catheter comprises an elongated carrier and a balloon carried by the carrier in sealed relation thereto. The balloon has an outer surface and is arranged to receive a fluid therein that inflates the balloon. The catheter further comprises a shock wave generator within the balloon that forms mechanical shock waves within the balloon, and a medicinal agent carried on the outer surface of the balloon. The medicinal agent is releasable from the balloon either before or in response to the shock wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Hawkins
  • Patent number: 11491306
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus including a first tubular housing including a first exit port and a second tubular housing including a second exit port. The apparatus also includes a third tubular housing coupled to at least one of the first tubular housing and the second tubular housing such that each of the first tubular housing, the second tubular housing, and the third tubular housing are fixed with respect to one another. The apparatus also includes a first catheter including a first plurality of outlets and is configured to be positioned at least partially within the first tubular housing. The apparatus also includes a second catheter including a second plurality of outlets and is configured to be positioned at least partially within of the second tubular housing. The apparatus also includes a pressure transducer line positioned in the third tubular housing and a pressure transducer coupled to the pressure transducer line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Sanford Health
    Inventors: Patrick W. Kelly, Joel M. Wasdyke, Roger W. McGowan, Patrick A. Haverkost, Alex James Wiedmann
  • Patent number: 11478248
    Abstract: The present invention provides a percutaneous vascular surgical system for performing endovascular/neurovascular interventions, the system incorporating a sheath having a proximal end and a distal end and defining a main lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends, an auxiliary lumen also defined by the sheath, a reversibly inflatable balloon located about the sheath adjacent the distal end and in fluid communication with the auxiliary lumen, a syringe selectively connectable to the main lumen to create suction through the main lumen, and a vessel closure device for the closure of the arteriotomy, the surgical system and method of the invention having utility in a large number of percutaneous vascular procedures such as carotid artery stenosis or neurovascular interventions and enabling four procedures to be performed with one system, being percutaneous access, emboli removal, flow reversal and arteriotomy closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: National University of Ireland, Galway
    Inventors: Sherif Sultan, Niamh Hynes, Robert Miculas, Stefan Lohfeld, Colin Henehan
  • Patent number: 11433160
    Abstract: A formed sheet product of a polymer composition comprising at least one protein selected from the group consisting of fibrinogen and thrombin and at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of an aliphatic polyester and a water-soluble polymer, and a laminated formed sheet product comprising a first polymer composition layer composed of fibrinogen and a water-soluble polymer and a second polymer composition layer composed of thrombin and an aliphatic polyester are provided. These formed products are applied onto a wound site and function as a hemostatic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: TEIJIN LIMITED, KM BIOLOGICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukako Kageyama, Kentaro Fujinaga, Ayuko Yamaguchi, Yusuke Akiyama, Akitoshi Oono, Susumu Honda, Makoto Satake, Hiroaki Kaneko, Takayuki Imamura, Ryoichi Kawamura, Masaki Hirashima
  • Patent number: 11406404
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for protecting distal vessels from emboli during aspiration, the method comprising delivery and deployment of an emboli protection device which is advanced and placed distally relative to the clot burden and thus deep in the neurovascular bed until the device, once deployed, fully opposes a vessel wall creating a circumferential seal across the vessel. The methods utilizing the emboli protection device protect distal vasculature from vulnerable clot emboli which become dislodged during clot removal and/or aspiration and trapped in the emboli protection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Cerus Endovascular Limited
    Inventor: Stephen Griffin
  • Patent number: 11383090
    Abstract: A pacemaker fixation system, a leadless pacemaker system and a method of use thereof are disclosed. The leadless pacemaker system includes: a pacemaker fixation system including a leadless pacemaker and an elastic unfoldable element attached thereto, wherein in an unfolded configuration of the elastic unfoldable element, it fixes the leadless pacemaker at a target location in a blood vessel in communication with the heart; a delivery system for delivering the pacemaker fixation system to the target location; and a guide for guiding the delivery system into the blood vessel. According to the present invention, atrial pacing can be achieved by the leadless pacemaker through fixing the leadless pacemaker in the blood vessel in communication with the heart with the elastic unfoldable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: MICROPORT SOARING CRM (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhijun Cheng, Grace Ying Yang Jang, Li Wang, Jiangkai Sun
  • Patent number: 11291471
    Abstract: A medical system comprising a guiding catheter having an inflation lumen. The inflation lumen extends within a handle and a shaft of the guiding catheter. An inflatable sleeve has a proximal end and a distal end, with the ends attached to the guiding catheter. A sealed interior portion of the inflatable sleeve is bounded by the inflatable sleeve and the shaft of the guiding catheter, and in fluid communication with a distal port of the inflation lumen. The system further comprises a delivery catheter defining a delivery lumen and configured for sliding engagement within the guide lumen of the guiding catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea J. Asleson, Teresa A. Whitman, Kelly M. Wien
  • Patent number: 11285254
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, system, and apparatus that can substantially reduce the recirculation of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) associated with the two-site, single-lumen cannulation approach. Actively-controlled flow regulators comprising balloon, occluder and reservoir can be individually or collectively equipped on the drainage and/or infusion cannulas to accomplish the goal of maximizing VV ECMO support efficacy. Three specific embodiments are introduced to illustrate the practical enforcement of the proposed blood flow control in reference to the heart rhythm, aiming at achieving the maximal reduction of oxygenated blood flow recirculating back to the VV ECMO circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: 3R Life Sciences Ltd.
    Inventors: Pong-Jeu Lu, Hsiao-Chien Lin
  • Patent number: 11288811
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and device for correcting a vascular pressure difference are disclosed. An intracavity imaging technology is used to acquire images in a main branch blood vessel. A plurality of blood vessel cross sections are obtained using the images, and an area of a cutting plane of a side branch blood vessel is directly calculated by using the blood vessel cross sections. The blood vessel difference is then corrected by using the cutting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Shengxian Tu, Wei Yu, Jiayue Huang, Yundai Chen, Fuhua Yan
  • Patent number: 11278388
    Abstract: A catheter device is disclosed comprising; an elongate sheath (503) with a lumen and a distal end for positioning at a heart valve (6), an embolic protection device (200) for temporarily positioning in the aortic arch for deflection of embolic debris from the ascending aorta to the descending aorta, said embolic protection device is connectable to a transluminal delivery unit (130) extending proximally from a connection point (131), and having: a frame with a periphery, a blood permeable unit within said periphery for preventing embolic particles from passing therethrough with a blood flow downstream an aortic valve into side vessels of said aortic arch to the brain of a patient, and at least one tissue apposition sustaining unit (300, 350) extending from said catheter, into said aortic arch, and being attached to said embolic protection device at a sustaining point (502), for application of a stabilization force offset to said connection point at said embolic protection device, such as at said periphery, and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SWAT Medical AB
    Inventor: Erik Krahbichler
  • Patent number: 11253287
    Abstract: A device and method for establishing retrograde blood flow during recanalization of a vessel having a targeted blockage. While in a collapsed state an occluding component is introduced distally intravascularly traversing the targeted blockage to its distal side. Then, the occluding component transitions to an expanded state having an enlarged diameter forming a seal with an internal wall of the vessel prohibiting anterograde blood flow beyond the expanded occluding component. Retrograde blood flow is thereby established in a region of the vessel bound at one end by the occluding component and at an opposite end by the targeted blockage by dispensing a flushing fluid into the region of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NEURAVI LIMITED
    Inventor: Ray McCarthy
  • Patent number: 11224435
    Abstract: Closure devices and methods for ligating tissue, such as the left atrial appendage, generally, include an elongate body having a first lumen therethrough, a snare loop assembly, a vacuum tube, and an imaging device. The snare loop assembly may include a snare and a suture loop releasably coupled to the snare and may at least partially extend from a distal end of the elongate body. The vacuum tube may be slidably positioned within the first lumen to extend through the snare loop assembly. The imaging device may be disposed within the lumen of the vacuum tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SentreHEART LLC
    Inventors: Gregory W. Fung, Robert L. Clark, III, Russell A. Seiber, Russell Pong, Arnold M. Escano
  • Patent number: 11197982
    Abstract: A balloon catheter is disclosed for endovascular procedures. In one embodiment, among others, the balloon catheter includes an elongated catheter body. At a distal end, the catheter body also includes an angled tip and a balloon adjacent to the angled tip. The balloon is inflatable to form an oblong shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: David Sharpe Heister
  • Patent number: 11154690
    Abstract: The present invention provides for devices and methods for providing endovascular therapy, including facilitating establishment of vascular access, placement of endovascular sheaths, catheter tip localization, and administration of vascular occlusion. The invention includes a vessel cannulation device, an expandable sheath, an occlusion catheter, and a localizer each of which may be provided separately or used as part of a system. One embodiment of the invention is a vessel cannulation device including: a housing having a distal end with a distal tip and a proximal end; a guidewire lumen passing through the housing and at least the distal tip; a sensor coupled to the guidewire lumen; and an advancing member, which is configured for advancing at least one of a guidewire or a sheath and which is operably coupled to the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TRAUMATEK SOLUTIONS, B.V.
    Inventors: Itzhak Avneri, Ben-Ami Avneri, Shahar Avneri, Lior Avneri
  • Patent number: 11134965
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes effector deployment systems and devices that can be coupled adjunctively to a shaft of a concentric cylinder system, to provide additional functionality during intravascular procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Asia Pacific Medical Technology Development Company, Ltd
    Inventor: John R. Gilbert