Occluding Clip, Clamp, Or Band Patents (Class 606/157)
  • Patent number: 11364033
    Abstract: A medical device system may include an elongate shaft having a lumen extending from a proximal end to a distal end, a release wire disposed within the lumen of the elongate shaft configured to releasably attach a medical device to the distal end of the elongate shaft, and a securement member releasably coupled to the proximal end of the elongate shaft and fixedly attached to a proximal end of the release wire. A proximal portion of the securement member may be configured to translate proximally away from the proximal end of the elongate shaft upon application of a proximally-directed force to the proximal portion of the securement member and radially inward directed force to the distal portion of the securement member while the elongate shaft is maintained in a fixed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Dinges, Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Kevin McConnell
  • Patent number: 11344306
    Abstract: A surgical fastener and a related deployment device as well as their methods of use are disclosed. In one embodiment, the deployment device includes one or more surgical fasteners including a head and a distally extending coil body attached to the head. The head includes a through hole with an internal thread. The deployment device also includes a mandrel including a threaded portion located at a distal end of the mandrel. The threaded portion is engaged with the internal thread of the one or more surgical fasteners. A rotator is associated with the one or more surgical fasteners such that the rotator can selectively rotate the one or more surgical fasteners relative to the mandrel to displace the one or more surgical fasteners in a distal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ranucci, Saurav V. Gupta
  • Patent number: 11337704
    Abstract: This tool is for treating an excised end of a body organ and is provided with: a long and thin, flexible first band section having a distal end and a proximal end that are made of a biodegradable-absorptive polymer; a long and thin, flexible second band section having a distal end and a proximal end that are made of a biodegradable-absorptive polymer; and a first locking section having a first ratchet claw made of a biodegradable-absorptive polymer, wherein the first locking section is formed at the distal end of the second band section, the distal end of the first band section and the proximal end of the second band section are joined together, at least one ratchet tooth that is capable of meshing with the first ratchet claw is formed on the external surface of the first band section, and the engagement of the ratchet tooth with the first ratchet claw forms a flattened ring which is used to bind a body organ so as to ligate a tube or cavity that opens at an excised end of the body organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: JICHI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Yuji Kaneda
  • Patent number: 11273063
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fastening device for implant device, the fastening device comprising at least two fastening sections, where a first fastening section is arranged with a through hole, a second fastening section is arranged with a protruding part, and where said protruding part is in place in said through hole in a fastening device locking state, where the protruding part on the second fastening section is arranged with a through channel having an inlet and an outlet, said through channel being arranged to receive an implant device feed member, said inlet and outlet being accessible from the exterior of the fastening device in said fastening device locking state, wherein the first fastening section is securely locked to the second fastening section when, in said fastening device locking state, said implant device feed member is in place in the through channel and protrudes from both the inlet and the outlet of said through channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 11266416
    Abstract: A vessel occlusion device is provided for use during a coronary artery bypass procedure. The vessel occlusion device may include a clamp including at least one rigid portion sized to be disposed around an outer surface of a vessel such as the aorta. The clamp defines a clamp lumen sized to receive the vessel. The clamp has a sidewall with an opening extending therethrough, and an inflatable balloon disposed within the clamp lumen and positioned proximal of the opening in the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Tina Marie Lenneman, Dennis A. Boismier, Kyle Harish Srivastava, Kevin J. Goodwin, Felix Landaeta, Paige V. Tracy
  • Patent number: 11253261
    Abstract: An elongate resilient tube of a mesh of shape memory alloy is used to therapeutically occlude an opening in body tissue. The tube is compressible so that it can be delivered to the opening in the body within a catheter. The tube self-expands as it is released from the catheter to contiguously form, sequentially, the following shapes: an outer bell-shaped structure; an inner bell-shaped structure disposed within the outer bell-shaped structure to conformingly engage an inner side of the outer bell-shaped structure; a tubular connector having a diameter substantially smaller than the inner bell-shaped structure, the tubular connector extending away from an apex of the inner bell-shaped structure; an inner plate-shaped structure; an outer plate-shaped structure; and a releasable connector. The bell shape is placed on one side of the opening, and the plate shape is placed on the other side of the opening, the connector passing through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Swaminathan Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 11234707
    Abstract: A disposable hemostatic clip is provided, the clip includes two degradable clip-arms, a pulling bracket, a hook handle and a degradable sleeve. The degradable clip-arms are respectively arranged on two front portions of the pulling bracket; a lower part of the pulling bracket hooks with the hook handle; and the pulling bracket and the hook handle are assembled in the degradable sleeve. The degradable clip-arms and the degradable sleeve are made by using a degradable material, so that all the parts of the hemostatic clip retained in the body are degradable. At the same time, the disposable hemostatic clip also provides a metal part used in combination with a degradable part, thereby achieving separation and retention of a degradable clip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING DONGLIN FUSHI MEDICAL DEVICES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ling Yu, Chun Yu, Yonghui Huang
  • Patent number: 11172921
    Abstract: A heart valve anchor has a body that includes a distal portion, a distal end, a proximal portion, and a proximal end. The distal end and the proximal end define a longitudinal axis. The body has an expandable portion that includes a first radially expandable portion at the distal portion of the body, a second radially expandable portion at the proximal portion of the body, and a root portion disposed between the first and second radially expandable portions. The body has a first configuration adapted to be housed at least partially within a tissue penetrating device, and a second configuration in which the first and second radially expandable portions are partially or fully expanded such that the anchor engages tissue in a region between the first and second radially expandable portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James P. Rohl, Mary M. Byron, David R. Wulfman, James K. Cawthra, Jr., Devon N. Arnholt, Michael Eppihimer, David J. Lehse, Katherine Lorraine Baldwin, Joseph A. Dearani, Peter M. Pollak
  • Patent number: 11135028
    Abstract: A method is provided for making an appendage of a soft surgical tool, including: receiving a set of mechanical constraints for a surgical procedure; calculating a set of articulation states based on the set of mechanical constraints; generating a plurality of print commands for printing an appendage configured to form the set of articulation states based on the calculation; and printing an appendage based on the plurality of print commands. Multiple printed appendages can be formed into an orienting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CHILDREN'S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
    Inventors: Peter C. Kim, Justin D. Opfermann, Axel Krieger
  • Patent number: 11123077
    Abstract: Implant deployment systems can generally can include a braided implant that can be detachably attached to a delivery tube by an expansion ring that can be positioned within a notch on an outer surface of the delivery tube near a distal end of the delivery tube. The implant can be positioned within a lumen of the delivery tube and remain attached to the delivery tube as the assembly is fed through a microcatheter to a treatment site. Once the braided implant is implanted, the expansion ring can move from a collapsed configuration that is engaged with the notch of the delivery tube to a deployed configuration that releases the delivery tube, thereby releasing the braided implant from the delivery tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Juan Lorenzo, Kirk Johnson, Lacey Gorochow
  • Patent number: 11103536
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions composed of micronized placental components and pharmaceutical compositions thereof. The compositions have numerous medical applications. Methods for making and using the micronized compositions are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: MiMedx Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Brenda S. Morse, Somaly Sith, Randall Spencer, Steven Ray, John Daniel, Robert Tofe
  • Patent number: 11076855
    Abstract: A partly resorbable tissue clip for stapling tissue includes at least one gripping tooth that grips the tissue, at least one force deflecting element that is equipped with at least one gripping tooth, and at least one spring element that is connected to the at least one force deflecting element. The at least one gripping tooth or a portion of the at least one force deflecting element or of at least one of the force deflecting elements is made of bioresorbable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Marc Schurr, Gunnar Anhock
  • Patent number: 11071552
    Abstract: A device for treating tissue includes a capsule defining a channel extending therethrough and clip arms. Each of the arms includes a proximal part releasably coupled to a distal part, a proximal portion of the distal part configured to be received within the channel of the capsule so that the arms move proximally and distally relative to the capsule between a tissue receiving configuration, in which distal ends of the arms are separated from one another, and a tissue clipping configuration, in which distal ends of the arms are moved toward one another. The proximal portion of each of the arms is configured to release from the corresponding distal part to lock the distal part of each of the arms over a portion of target tissue to be clipped while the proximal parts of the alms are removed from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gonzalo Jose Saenz Villalobos, Kevin McEvilly, Alejandro Brenes Acosta, Rafael Berenzon, Viviana Artavia Salas
  • Patent number: 11045206
    Abstract: A surgical ligation clip capable of remote deployment through a cannula to engage an anatomical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: INTERRAD Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rosenberg, Timothy J. Claude
  • Patent number: 11033287
    Abstract: A grasping tool (20) for removing a stent from the body of a patient. The grasping tool has a grasping head (38) forming two jaws connected to each other and configured to be shifted between an open state and a closed state. Each jaw includes three portions having different thicknesses. The grasping tool is configured to obtain sufficient holding force between the jaws while requiring reduced operating force of the tool. A method for removing a stent from a patient is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Kaspar Matthison-Hansen, Thomas Bachgaard Jensen, Jakob Boennelykke Kristensen
  • Patent number: 11026691
    Abstract: An occluder includes a first occluder disc, a second occluder disc, a waist portion connecting the first occluder disc and the second occluder disc, and at least one soft and fibrous strand bundle structure. The strand bundle structure is disposed on at least one of a disc surface of the first occluder disc and a disc surface of the second occluder disc, the two disc surfaces faces each other, and the strand bundle structure is disposed near the waist portion. By disposing the strand bundle structure to be immediately adjacent to the waist portion, a defect opening can be occluded after implantation, thereby effectively blocking blood from flowing from one side of the defect to the other side thereof, and preventing a shunt from being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LIFETECH SCIENTIFIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shaochun Zhuang, Wenjun Chen
  • Patent number: 11000287
    Abstract: An occlusive medical device system may include an elongate shaft having a lumen extending longitudinally through a tubular body portion and a plurality of retaining arms extending distally from the tubular body portion. An occlusive medical device may include a proximal tubular mounting portion fixed to an expandable occlusive element. A release wire may be axially translatable between a distal engagement position and a proximal released position, the release wire having a distal engagement portion and a distal retention portion distal of the distal engagement portion. The distal engagement portion may be configured to engage the plurality of retaining arms in the distal engagement position, thereby urging the plurality of retaining arms into releasable engagement with the proximal tubular mounting portion, wherein when the release wire is in the proximal released position, the plurality of retaining arms is deflectable radially inward to disengage from the proximal tubular mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Khoi Le
  • Patent number: 10987108
    Abstract: Embodiments include a clamp for a medical procedure, the clamp having a first clamp member having a first end and a second end, a second clamp member having a first end and a second end, a hinge, the hinge coupling the first ends of the first and second clamp members, a biasing member, the biasing member coupling the second ends of the first and second clamp members, the biasing member being configured to apply a first clamping force in a first stage, and a second clamping force in a second stage, where the second clamping force is greater than the first clamping force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Standard Bariatrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Thompson, Ryan Weitzel, Bennie Thompson, Richard P. Nuchols
  • Patent number: 10952735
    Abstract: The adjustable uterine compression apparatus for postpartum hemorrhage includes at least one belt adapted for encircling the uterus transversely, the belt having keeper loops so that the belt can be cinched to continuously adjust the degree of compression applied to the uterine arteries. The belt may also be shortened and used to apply compression to the ovarian arteries. Preferably, a plurality of belts are applied spaced apart axially along the body and cervix of the uterus. The belts may be applied separately and independently, or may be embedded or incorporated into a sheet or vest that may be applied posteriorly behind the uterus and further secured by straps extending over the fundus that are cinched to at least one of the transverse belts to apply axial compression, in addition to transverse compression of the uterus. The belt(s) and vest may be made of polyglactin mesh, so that they are bioabsorbable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Sameer Ghazi Kasim Hamadeh, Nasreen Ghazi Kasim Hamadeh
  • Patent number: 10945870
    Abstract: An volume filling device for treatment of obesity is placed outside the stomach wall of the patient to reduce the inner volume of the stomach, thereby affecting the patient's appetite. By providing the volume filling device outside the stomach wall, contact with stomach acids is avoided, thereby increasing the life of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 10939914
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treatment of a patient's vasculature are described. The device includes a self-expanding resilient permeable shell having a radially constrained state and an expanded state with a globular, axially shortened configuration. The permeable shell may be a single layer of braided elongate filaments having first and second ends that are secured at the proximal end of the permeable shell. The devices may also include permeable shells made of woven braided mesh having a variable mesh density, i.e., the average size of pores in one region are a different than the average size of pores in another region. Methods of using the device to treat a cerebral aneurysm are also described. Methods of forming a tubular braid are also described. Methods of forming a tubular braid with variable braid densities are described. Methods of forming a tubular braid using a castellated mandrel are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SEQUENT MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Todd Hewitt, Brian Merritt, William R. Patterson, James M. Thompson, Claudio Plaza, Hung P. Tran, Richard L Quick
  • Patent number: 10932938
    Abstract: A clamp installation tool is provided. The tool may include a longitudinal main body, a selectable retention mechanism, and a tip manipulation member. The longitudinal main body may have an elongate member with a longitudinal support platform to support a clamp. The selectable retention mechanism may have a plurality of bosses to be received into corresponding apertures of the clamp, and the tip manipulation member may be coupled to a distal end of the longitudinal main body and arcuately articulable relative to the longitudinal main body. The tool may be operable to install a clamp inside a body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED BARIATRIC TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: C. Kenneth French
  • Patent number: 10925615
    Abstract: A recapturable external LAA exclusion clip system includes a clip comprising first and second clip struts, at least one of the struts having a connector interface comprising a first portion of a lock, and a delivery device comprising a handle and an end effector. The handle comprises jaw and lock controls. The end effector is connected to the handle and comprises a clevis and first and second jaws. The jaws are connected to the clevis and operatively connected to the jaw control to actively articulate at least one of the jaws with respect to the other. At least one of the jaws has a connector comprising a second portion of the lock operatively connected to the lock control to removably lock with the first portion of the lock. The first and second portions of the lock have a locked state and are configured to unlock the locked state upon actuation of the lock control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Syntheon 2.0, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Dee Deville, Matthew A. Palmer, Richard Cartledge, Thomas O. Bales, Jr., M. Sean McBrayer, William T. Bales, Michael Walter Kirk, William Ragheb, Eric Petersen, Carlos Rivera, Vincent Turturro
  • Patent number: 10925614
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to clamping and cutting device for flexible, wet tubes. Specifically, the disclosure is directed to devices, kits and methods for selectably clamping an umbilical cord and only then cutting the cord, without the necessity of defining a mother side and/or baby side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Amir Porat
  • Patent number: 10905411
    Abstract: An end effector for a suturing and grasping device includes a stationary jaw member, a suturing jaw member, and a grasping jaw member. The suturing jaw member is selectively movable relative to the stationary jaw member to drive a suturing needle between the suturing jaw member and the stationary jaw member. The grasping jaw member is selectively movable relative to the stationary jaw member to grasp tissue between the stationary jaw member and the grasping jaw member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Danyel J. Racenet, Kevin S. Sniffin
  • Patent number: 10905431
    Abstract: A device for treating an aneurysm with a braided implant can include a delivery tube having a spiral groove on an outer surface of the delivery tube and a braided implant having a spiral segment. The spiral segment can engage the spiral groove as the braided implant is delivered to an aneurysm treatment site. At the treatment site, the braided implant can be implanted, and the delivery tube can be rotated to disengage the spiral segment from the spiral groove. Once released, the spiral segment can reshape to occlude the neck of the aneurysm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Lacey Gorochow
  • Patent number: 10881414
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a surgical clip for ligating a blood vessel or tissue structure. The surgical clip includes a first leg member including a first inner surface and a first plurality of protrusions disposed on the first inner surfaces. The surgical clip also includes a second leg member including a second inner surface and a second plurality of protrusions disposed on the second inner surface. The surgical clip further includes a hinge member joining the first leg member and the second leg member. The at least one of the first and second plurality of protrusions includes a gable structure that extends along a longitudinal direction of the first or second inner surface. The orientation and the geometric shape of the protrusions of the surgical clip allow for increased resistance to the migration or sliding of the clip along a longitudinal direction of the blood vessel or tissue structure, while providing a balanced closure force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NANOYA BIOMATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Joseph Lebens, III
  • Patent number: 10874538
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for intermittently obstructing a bodily opening, such as a gastric opening, and includes a proximal member connected to a distal member by a tether. The proximal member is formable from an elongated and narrower configuration to a contracted or expanded but wider configuration. When employed in the stomach, the device may be arranged transluminally with the distal member disposed in the duodenum and the proximal member disposed against the pyloric valve, intermittently occluding the pyloric valve and preventing or delaying the flow of gastric contents through the pyloric valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: BAROnova, Inc.
    Inventors: David Needleman, Alex Roth, Daniel R. Burnett, Jimmy Van Westenberg, Kobi Iki
  • Patent number: 10835261
    Abstract: A tissue clipping apparatus, comprises a flexible, elongate member, a proximal end of which remains external to the body accessible to a user while a distal end of the flexible member is inserted into the body to a location adjacent to target tissue to be clipped and a control wire extending through the flexible member in combination with a capsule releasably coupled to a distal end of the flexible member and a clip a proximal portion of which is received within the capsule. A joint releasably coupling the clip to the control wire, includes a yoke extending around a proximal end of the clip and a frangible link which fails when subject to a predetermined force to separate the clip from the control wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitri Menn, Russell F. Durgin, Brian Keith Wells, Lance Alan Wolf, Gregory R. Furnish, Vasiliy P. Abramov, William C. Mers Kelly
  • Patent number: 10835275
    Abstract: A surgical instrument apparatus for removably receiving an end effector coupled to an elongate control link for actuating the end effector to perform surgical operations is disclosed. The apparatus includes an actuator housing and an elongate shaft extending from the actuator housing and having a bore for receiving the control link. The apparatus also includes an actuator mounted within the actuator housing and includes a clamp aperture disposed to receive the control link while the clamp aperture is being urged into an undamped state by an opening force, the clamp aperture being operably configured to move between the undamped state and a clamped state in response to the opening force being released, the aperture in the clamped state being operable to restrain the control link within the actuator for movement in a longitudinal direction substantially aligned with the elongate shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TITAN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Rene Robert, Jonathan Hess Hills
  • Patent number: 10828019
    Abstract: A medical device for sealing a defect in a body includes a wire frame that includes a plurality of wires that form a first occluding member and a second occluding member, the wire frame including a defect-occupying portion disposed between the first occluding member and the second occluding member. The defect-occupying portion is adapted to fill a wide range of potential defect sizes, such that no more than five devices of a range of sizes are required to effectively seal a range of nominal defect sizes of approximately 8 to 35 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob A. Goble, Brandon A. Lurie, Steven J. Masters, Scot K. Mathena, Richard L. McClure
  • Patent number: 10786380
    Abstract: A bariatric device includes an esophageal member having an esophageal surface that is configured to generally conform to the shape and size of a portion of the esophagus and an anchoring technique anchoring the esophageal member to the portion of the esophagus. The bariatric device includes a cardiac member having a cardiac surface that is configured to generally conform to the shape and size of a portion of the cardiac portion of the stomach and a connector connected with the esophageal member and the cardiac member to cause strain to be applied by the cardiac member to the cardiac portion of the stomach. The strain applied by the cardiac member to the cardiac portion of the stomach causes satiety in the absence of food. The connector is adapted to pass through the gastroesophageal junction while leaving a continuous portion of the gastroesophageal junction substantially unrestrained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: BFKW, LLC
    Inventors: Randal S. Baker, James A. Foote, Paul R. Kemmeter, Frederick J. Walburn, Peter M. Wilson, Adam I. Lehman, Barry J. Smith, Robert J. Chappolini
  • Patent number: 10729433
    Abstract: An applicator instrument for dispensing surgical fasteners includes a housing having an actuator and an elongated shaft extending from the housing. The applicator instrument includes a top stamping disposed within the elongated shaft, and a bottom stamping disposed within the elongated shaft that opposes the top stamping. The applicator instrument has a firing system for dispensing at least one surgical fastener from the distal end of the elongated shaft. An end cap is assembled with the distal ends of the top stamping, the bottom stamping, and the elongated shaft for stabilizing the distal end of the applicator instrument. The end cap has a distal end face with castling for engaging an opposing surface such as surgical mesh overlying tissue. The castling prevents the distal end of the applicator instrument from sliding or moving relative to the opposing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Cohn, Robert Nering, Anthony Miksza, Matthew Rohr Daniel, Jeremy David Jarrett, Richard P. Fuchs, Michael Cardinale
  • Patent number: 10687941
    Abstract: A device, kit and method may employ an implantable device (e.g., annuloplasty implant) and a tool to implant such. The implantable device is positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) and operable to constrict a bodily orifice (e.g., a mitral valve). Tissue anchors are guided into precise position by an intravascularly deployed anchor guide frame and embedded in an annulus. Constriction of the orifice may be accomplished via a variety of structures, for example by cinching a flexible cable or anchored annuloplasty ring, the cable or ring attached to the tissue anchors. The annuloplasty ring may be delivered in a generally elongated configuration, and implanted in an anchored generally arch, arcuate or annular configuration. Such may move a posterior leaflet anteriorly and an anterior leaflet posteriorly, improving leaflet coaptation to eliminate mitral regurgitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KARDIUM INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Dahlgren, Douglas Goertzen, Daniel Gelbart, Kelly Watkinson, Derrick To
  • Patent number: 10631868
    Abstract: An epicardial implant having a positioning device that defines an open interior. The positioning device is configured to be detachably coupled with an implant delivery device such that the positioning device may be detached from the implant delivery device after the implant is in place about an atrial appendage. The positioning device has first and second sides with a distal end that couples the first and second sides. The implant includes an expandable cuff coupled with the positioning device. The positioning device is configured to selectively move the expandable cuff toward and away from an atrial appendage to position the expandable cuff in a desired position relative to the atrial appendage. The expandable cuff is expandable into at least a portion of the open interior of the positioning device to physically occlude a base of the atrial appendage following placement of the expandable cuff into the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Niv Ad
  • Patent number: 10569093
    Abstract: A subcutaneously implantable device includes a housing, a clip attached to a top side of the housing that is configured to anchor the device to a muscle, a bone, and/or a first tissue, and an electrode that is configured to contact an organ, a nerve, the first tissue, and/or a second tissue. The device further includes circuitry in the housing in electrical communication with the electrode that is configured to sense an electrical signal from the organ, the nerve, the first tissue, and/or the second tissue through the electrode; deliver electrical stimulation to the organ, the nerve, the first tissue, and/or the second tissue through the electrode; and/or deliver a signal to a drug pump to provide a targeted or systemic therapeutic drug to the organ, the nerve, the first tissue, and/or the second tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Manicka Institute LLC
    Inventor: Yatheendhar D. Manicka
  • Patent number: 10569078
    Abstract: A subcutaneously implantable device includes a housing, a clip attached to a top side of the housing, a first prong with a proximal end attached to the housing and a distal end extending away from the housing, a first defibrillator coil on the distal end of the first prong, and a first electrode on the device. The clip is configured to anchor the device to a muscle, a bone, and/or a tissue. The first prong is configured to be positioned inferior to a heart. Therapeutic circuitry in the housing is in electrical communication with the first defibrillator coil and the first electrode and is configured to deliver a shock to the heart through the first defibrillator coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Manicka Institute LLC
    Inventor: Yatheendhar D. Manicka
  • Patent number: 10548609
    Abstract: A surgical clip may be configured to ligate tissue. The surgical clip may include first and second leg members. The first leg member may have a proximal portion, a distal portion, a convex first inner surface, and a convex first outer surface. The first leg member may also include an inner portion at least partially defining the first inner surface and an outer portion at least partially defining the first outer surface. The inner and outer portions may be joined at first and second portions of the first leg member and separated by a channel. The second leg member may include a proximal portion, a distal portion, a second inner surface, and a second outer surface. The first and second leg members may be movable relative to each other between open and closed configurations, and the first and second inner surfaces may be configured to ligate the tissue when in the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Dell Ramsey, David Lee Foshee
  • Patent number: 10524912
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes tissue gripping devices, systems, and methods for gripping mitral valve tissue during treatment of a mitral valve and while a tissue fixation device is implanted in the mitral valve. The tissue gripping device includes a flexible member and one or more tissue gripping members coupled to one or more arms of the flexible member. The flexible member is formed from a shape-memory material, such as nitinol, and the tissue gripping member(s) are formed from a material that is more rigid than the shape-memory material. The tissue gripping member(s) are attached to the flexible member by threading or looping suture lines around and/or through the tissue gripping member(s) and the flexible member and/or by applying a cover material to the tissue gripping device to hold the tissue gripping member(s) against the flexible member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Michael F. Wei
  • Patent number: 10517709
    Abstract: A gastroenterologic sleeve is anchored within the digestive tract, without tissue-puncturing mechanisms, by providing anchoring mechanisms that utilize the inherent shape of the stomach to prevent sleeve migration. In at least two embodiments, the anchoring mechanism expands to conform to the interior stomach walls. In other embodiments, internal pessary rings are held in place at the gastroesophageal junction by an external band. A delivery device is provided for implanting the various device transesophageally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ballast Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Gagner, David J. Blaeser, Dale A. Spencer
  • Patent number: 10485526
    Abstract: A clip for reducing a dimension of an opening in tissue may include a continuous member having a plurality of legs and a plurality of preformed bends connecting adjacent legs, wherein the plurality of legs form: a first group having two protrusions; a second group having two protrusions; and a third group having two protrusions, wherein each protrusion of each group includes two legs of the continuous member and a corresponding preformed bend connecting the two legs, and each protrusion of each group extends from a region adjacent a first end of the clip to a region adjacent a second end of the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. Groff, Martin R. Willard, Anthony Frank Tassoni, Jr., Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Gary John Pederson, Jr., Joseph Michael Connolly
  • Patent number: 10463376
    Abstract: An implantable medical device includes first and second material capture elements which are disposed in opposing orientations and have their narrow ends facing one another. The first and second material capture elements are connected by a flexible connector, which enables the implantable medical device to curve within a curved vessel of a patient. The flexible connector is either closed or has a lumen passing therethrough and includes a closure element for closing the lumen after deployment of the device within a patient. The structure enables the device to be positioned reliably within a curved vessel and benefits from the advantage of a double-ended device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Tue Thuren Bödewadt, Christina Rauff Hansen
  • Patent number: 10426448
    Abstract: Devices and methods for occluding or promoting fluid flow through openings are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment an occlusion device is provided having an expandable outer elongate tubular body, a guide member extending from a distal end of the outer body, and a slide tube disposed within the outer body, the proximal portions of the outer body and the slide tube being fixedly mated. The slide tube is configured to slide distally within the outer tubular body when the tubular body is expanded to form wings. A tether can be included as part of the device and it can be used to assist in positioning and locking a location of the device in an opening. Exemplary methods for delivering devices disclosed herein are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: James E. Coleman, Christy Cummins
  • Patent number: 10398443
    Abstract: An implantable medical device includes a support structure which is twistable in a longitudinal direction of the device. A sleeve of filter or occluding material is attached to the ends of the structure. The structure in practice twists on itself in the longitudinal direction, causing the sleeve to twist on itself and as a result to close the lumen through the sleeve. The device provides reliable closure and as a result occlusion of a vessel. It is also able to be delivered over a guide wire. In another embodiment, the support structure includes a wire which coils around the sleeve to constrict the sleeve and as a result to close a lumen of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Tue Thuren Bödewadt, Christina Rauff Hansen, Erik E. Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10285802
    Abstract: Described herein is an extension device to extend ocular tissue within an irideocorneal angle of an eye of a patient, comprising a flexible body and a plurality of tensioning features disposed on the body. The body is sized and configured to be disposed within the irideocorneal angle. The body has a curved longitudinal axis, a channel extending from a first end to a second end, an inner convex side, and an outer concave side. The body is flexible between a first flexed condition and a second unflexed condition. The body has a first radius of curvature in the first flexed condition and a second radius of curvature in the unflexed condition. Each tensioning feature is shaped and sized to grasp the ocular tissue within the irideocorneal angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Andrew David Johnson
  • Patent number: 10245378
    Abstract: Reservoir volume of implantable infusion devices may be determined using a volume sensor that provides a signal representative of a distance between the volume sensor and a movable wall of the reservoir. The volume sensor may be a light-based or sound-based sensor, and may be located outside of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Naresh Lakshman Raman, Alex O. Espe, Nicholas R. Whitehead, Timothy J. Denison, Venkat R. Gaddam, Scott A. Sarkinen, Erik J. Peterson, Jacob A. Otterstetter
  • Patent number: 10219809
    Abstract: A hemostatic device includes a flexible band adapted to be wrapped around a patient's limb at a site on the limb where bleeding is to be stopped, a portion for securing the band in a wrapped state to the limb, a curved plate which is made of a material more rigid than the band and at least a portion of which is curved toward the inner peripheral side thereof, a main balloon which is provided on the inner peripheral side of the curved plate and which inflates when a fluid is introduced therein, and a pressing member which is provided between the curved plate and the main balloon so that at least a portion thereof overlaps with the balloon and which is adapted for pressing against the balloon. The device provides an excellent hemostatic effect and prevents numbness and poor circulation in areas peripheral to the site of attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Wada, Shigeki Numata, Hiroshi Yagi
  • Patent number: 10188494
    Abstract: A method of implanting a surgical mesh in tissue includes providing an implant having an insertion aid connected with an end, and providing an insertion device having a handle, an actuator, an elongated shaft, and a cutting element. The elongated shaft has an outer wall with an opening for receiving the insertion aid. The method includes inserting the insertion aid into the opening of the shaft for connecting the implant with the insertion device, forming a surgical opening in tissue, advancing the distal end of the elongated shaft and the implant connected with the insertion device through the surgical opening, and engaging the actuator for moving the cutting element from a first position to a second position for severing the insertion aid from the end of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10166065
    Abstract: Various exemplary devices and methods are provided for clamping and cutting tissue. In general, a surgical device is provided having a handle and an elongate shaft extending distally therefrom with opposed jaws coupled to the elongate shaft's distal end. First and second movable handles of the device's handle can be configured to move together during a first phase of travel, and the second movable handle can be configured to move relative to the first movable handle during a second phase of travel. In the first phase of travel, the first movable handle's movement can cause the jaws to move from an open position to a closed position. In the second phase of travel, the second movable handle's movement can cause a cutting element to translate through the jaws. The second phase of travel can be prevented from occurring until the first phase of travel has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventor: Chad P. Boudreaux
  • Patent number: 10149775
    Abstract: An endoluminal prosthesis that includes a support structure having a plurality of struts and an anchor that is attachable to the support structure. The anchor includes an anchor body and one or more barbs extending outwardly from the anchor body. The anchor body includes a cannula having a first end, a second end, and a middle section. The middle section includes a plurality of open portions arranged in a plurality of arrays around the anchor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rick Hadley, William J. Havel