Drug Delivery Patents (Class 623/1.42)
  • Patent number: 11813183
    Abstract: Stent delivery systems and methods for making and using stent delivery systems are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include an inner shaft. A deployment sheath may be disposed about the inner shaft. A stent may be disposed between the inner shaft and the deployment sheath. A stent reconstraining member may be secured to an inner surface of the deployment sheath and releasably secured to the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura E. Christakis, Colby Harris, Gerald Fredrickson
  • Patent number: 11806261
    Abstract: A diametric adjustment mechanism for an implantable medical device including a track defining a series of diametric setpoints, including a first diametric setpoint and a second diametric setpoint, a rider engaged with the track such that the rider is selectively movable along the track from the first diametric setpoint to the second diametric setpoint and from the second diametric setpoint to the first diametric setpoint, and a biasing element biasing the rider toward the first diametric setpoint when the rider is at the second diametric setpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Brinkmann, Paul D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 11779481
    Abstract: A medical assembly includes a balloon expandable endoprosthesis comprising a plurality of ringed stent elements flexibly connected to each other via at least one flexible connector, the endoprosthesis being deployable from an undeployed state with an undeployed diameter to a deployed state with a deployed diameter. The medical assembly further includes a catheter assembly comprising a balloon, and a cover along the balloon. The endoprosthesis is coaxially located about the balloon and the cover. One or more portions of the balloon and the cover reach an intermediate diameter between the undeployed diameter and the deployed diameter in which the portions of the balloon and the cover are inflated by increasing an inflation pressure within the balloon and approximately maintained at about the intermediate diameter until the inflation pressure increases by at least 1 atmosphere to overcome a yield strength of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry J. Kovach, Joseph B. Koenig
  • Patent number: 11723858
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to topical antiviral compositions, delivery systems, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Novan, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly McHale, Ryan Doxey, Nathan Stasko
  • Patent number: 11717653
    Abstract: Angioplasty balloons coated with at least one limus drug, which may be in crystalline form, optionally with at least one excipient, and methods for manufacturing such coated angioplasty balloons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Simone D'Onofrio, Massimo Morero, Federica Bellucci, Bradley E. Steele, Diane M. Haen
  • Patent number: 11690738
    Abstract: A stent and a preparation method therefor. The stent includes a stent substrate. The stent substrate is provided with at least one radiopaque structure thereon. Each radiopaque structure includes at least one radiopaque unit. A radiopaque material is inlaid in each radiopaque unit, and a ratio of the volume of the radiopaque material to the volume of the radiopaque unit ranges from 1.1 to 1.4. By the stent and the preparation method therefor, the interference fit between the radiopaque material and the radiopaque unit can be better implemented, so that the radiopaque material and the radiopaque unit have strong bonding force therebetween, and the problem of embolism caused by the drop of a radiopaque material is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Biotyx Medical (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Qin, Wenjiao Lin
  • Patent number: 11672679
    Abstract: A degradation data generator is used with a scaffold for delivery within a patient. The degradation data generator includes a driving circuit electrically coupled to drive an impedance of the scaffold. A detection circuit generates degradation data based on the impedance of the scaffold or other properties such as RF or lightwave transmission, conductance or absorption. The degradation data indicates an amount of biodegradation of the scaffold. A wireless transmitter is coupled to transmit the degradation data to a wireless degradation data receiver, while the scaffold is within the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Memory Effect Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Christine Laramy, Bruce Stuckman
  • Patent number: 11666683
    Abstract: A medical textile product includes a textile substrate having opposed first and second surfaces with the textile substrate including a textile construction of one or more yarns. The second surface includes a coating of a substantially water-insoluble, non-porous elastomeric sealant. The one or more yarns at the first surface are pre-treated with a removable composition, such that the water-insoluble elastomeric sealant encapsulates a portion of fibers of the one or more yarns at the second surface of the textile substrate. The textile substrate is substantially impermeable to fluid. The first surface is substantially free of the substantially water-insoluble elastomeric sealant. The textile substrate may be a non-tubular substrate, such as a planar sheet, a shaped sheet, and a tape, or a tubular substrate, such as a cylindrical conduit, a tubular conduit, a Y-shaped, a T-shaped conduit, a multi-channel conduit, and a bulbous shaped conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Hothouse Medical Limited
    Inventors: David Granville Stevenson, Timothy Rawden Ashton
  • Patent number: 11660214
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to drug eluting stents, methods of making, using, and verifying long-term stability of the drug eluting stents, and methods for predicting long term stent efficacy and patient safety after implantation of a drug eluting stent. In one embodiment, a drug eluting stent may include a stent framework; a drug-containing layer; a drug embedded in the drug-containing layer; and a biocompatible base layer disposed over the stent framework and supporting the drug-containing layer. The drug-containing layer may have an uneven coating thickness. In addition or in alternative, the drug-containing layer may be configured to significantly dissolve/dissipate/disappear between 45 days and 60 days after stent implantation. Stents of the present disclosure may reduce, minimize, or eliminate patient risks associated with the implantation of a stent, including, for example, restenosis, thrombosis, and/or MACE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Sino Medical Sciences Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Jianhua Sun, Christophe Bureau, Wenbin Cai, Tianzhu Li, Xiaoran Kang
  • Patent number: 11653984
    Abstract: Multi-angle radiographic imaging enables 3D visualization of internal surgical targets like solid-tumors, heart vessels, blocked glands or any bodily cavities like fallopian or Eustachian tubes for diagnostics and surgery planning. Those images are dimensionally precise and easily replicated as life-forms with 3D printing for exact modeling. The “negative” aspects of the images are the diseased tissues requiring excision, as in a solid-tumor example. Needle biopsies are routine and can be radiographically guided. Similarly, guided needle delivery of a magnetic surgical fluid containing fullerenes into a target site, such as a solid tumor is less invasive than laparoscopic techniques. Introducing an external magnetic field force can then be used to propel, rotate and maneuver fullerenes into cellular matter or into tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: Terry Earl Brady, Anthony Lee Dellinger, Lowell Hughes, Melinda K. M. Goddard
  • Patent number: 11648068
    Abstract: A magnetic robot system is provided. The magnetic robot system comprises: a catheter having a first magnet coupling part provided at the front end thereof; and a mobile robot having a second magnet coupling part provided at the rear end thereof, and having a driving magnet, wherein the mobile robot is coupled to the catheter by means of magnetic force between the first magnet coupling part and the second magnet coupling part, and the magnetic force coupling of the first magnet coupling part and the second magnet coupling part can be released by rotating magnetic torque generated by the driving magnet because of the application of external rotating magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Gunhee Jang, Wonseo Lee, Jae Kwang Nam, Jongyul Kim
  • Patent number: 11628240
    Abstract: A tacrolimus drug-eluting stent manufacturing method according to the present invention enables a tacrolimus drug to be strongly and stably bound onto a stent, while also not necessarily involving a separate step of introducing a surface-binding functional group for the binding of a drug onto a stent and a step of introducing, into the drug, a functional group capable of binding to the surface-binding functional group, and a tacrolimus drug-eluting stent manufactured by the manufacturing method has a greater total drug elution amount and has a more excellent delayed drug-elution property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Myung Ho Jeong, Dae Sung Park, In-Ho Bae, Kyung Seob Lim, Jae Won Shim, So Youn Lee, Eun Jae Jang, Doo Sun Sim, In Soo Kim, Jun Kyu Park
  • Patent number: 11628052
    Abstract: A medical device may include an implantable device for treating a body tissue structure. The implantable device may include a wire structure which may include a wave pattern. The wire structure may be elastic so as to provide a pressure around the body tissue structure such that the pressure may change with movement of the body tissue structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: JT GODFREY, LLC
    Inventors: James Godfrey Berg, Thomas Godfrey Berg
  • Patent number: 11590009
    Abstract: A stent 10 includes corrugated pattern bodies 11 and connection elements 12. A corrugated pattern is formed of corrugated units 14, corrugated unit 14 including a first stem 15, a second stem 16, a third stem 17, a first top portion 18 coupling a first end portion 15a of the first stem 15 and a first end portion 16a of the second stem 16, and a second top portion 19 coupling a second end portion 16b of the second stem 16 and a first end portion 17a of the third stem 17. A second end portion 17b of the third stem 17 is connected to a second end portion 15b of the first stem 15 in another corrugated unit adjacent to corrugated unit. A first end portion 12a of connection element 12 is connected to the first top portion 18 of one of adjacent ones of the corrugated units 14, and a second end portion 12b of connection element 12 is connected to the second end portion 15b of the other one of the adjacent ones of the corrugated units 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Shobayashi
  • Patent number: 11559671
    Abstract: The present invention is an inflatable balloon which is enclosed by an expandable cover which becomes increasingly porous/permeable during expansion. The balloon is coated or enclosed with a matrix which contains a pharmaceutically active agent. During expansion of the balloon, the pharmaceutically active agent is released or extruded through the expandable cover into a body cavity such as an artery or vein. The present invention also provides for a method of treating a disease or condition by delivering the inflatable balloon to a particular body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Robert J. Cottone, Stephen Rowland
  • Patent number: 11559413
    Abstract: An endoprosthesis has an expanded state and a contracted state, the endoprosthesis includes a stent having an inner surface defining a lumen, having an outer surface, and defining a plurality of apertures through the outer surface, wherein the apertures are arranged in a micropattern; and a coating (e.g., polymeric coating) attached to the outer surface of the stent. The coating includes a base and a tissue engagement portion including a second surface facing outwardly from the stent, the tissue engagement portion including a structure that defines a plurality of holes extending inwardly from the second surface toward the base. The holes are arranged in a micropattern. When the endoprosthesis is expanded to the expanded state in a lumen defined by a vessel wall, the structure applies a force that may reduce stent migration by creating an interlock between the vessel wall and the endoprosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: William Bertolino, Laura Elizabeth Firstenberg, Claire M. McLeod, Andrea Lai, Sandra Lam, Shannon Taylor
  • Patent number: 11559387
    Abstract: A medical device comprises a substrate (10) defining a major surface (9) defining a plane, including a plurality of first struts (14) along a first direction interconnected with a plurality of second struts (12) extending along a second direction not parallel with the first direction, wherein widths (11) of the second struts as measured along the major surface are larger than thicknesses of the second struts as measured perpendicular to the major surface such that when the substrate is stretched in the first direction, intermediate sections (15) of the second struts (12) rotate relative to the first struts (14) and the intermediate sections of the second struts bend out of the plane of the major surface. The medical device is operable to extend and/or retract elements suitable for a particular purpose. The elements are extended and/or retracted in response to a stress applied by way of stretching and/or retracting the device, among other methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: W. L Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Gassler, Nathan L. Friedman, Bruce M. Steinhaus, Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan
  • Patent number: 11547440
    Abstract: An access system having a communication component that interfaces with a first device and a second device, where the first device is located inside or on an entity and coupled to a biological organism of the entity, and where the second device is located outside the entity and a controller component that controls a function of the first device, employing the communication component, to provide treatment to the biological organism of the entity coupled to the first device based on a request received from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Steven J. Holmes, Bruce B. Doris, Devendra K. Sadana, Stephen W. Bedell, Jia Chen, Hariklia Deligianni
  • Patent number: 11540824
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator can comprise one or more capsules and/or pockets comprising at least one medicament therein. In at least one embodiment, staples can be fired through the tissue thickness compensator to rupture the capsules. In certain embodiments, a firing member, or knife, can be advanced through the tissue thickness compensator to rupture the capsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Katherine J. Schmid, Charles J. Scheib, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Matthew M. Lang, Steven G. Hall, Chester O. Baxter, III
  • Patent number: 11510867
    Abstract: A flexible implantable contraceptive disc device is disclosed which can be inserted inside the female body, such as inside the uterus, is disclosed. The disc device can be bent and inserted into a laparoscopy tube, which allows it to be delivered to an appropriate location inside a female subject. The disc device has three layers, a central core silicon reservoir containing an active ingredient, such as a contraceptive progesterone, which is sandwiched and encased by upper and lower porous silicon casings. The casings are porous to the contraceptive, allowing controlled release over a prolonged period of time. The lower casing has a series of micro-hooks around a circumference, allowing the disc device to be attached to a desired tissue by rotating the disc device such that the hooks engage with the desired tissue. Such a device is easier to insert, and to remove, than a rod-like rigid plastic T-shape IUDs which are considerably larger, also and more expensive to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Mehmet Rafet Gazvani, Halil Ibrahim Tekin
  • Patent number: 11511091
    Abstract: Apparatus for delivering a therapeutic agent to a uterine cavity including an elongated member having a fluid channel for passage of the therapeutic agent into the uterine cavity, a dispensing member extending distally of the elongated member and having at least one perforation for passage of the therapeutic agent into the uterine cavity into contact with the endometrium. An infusion line is in communication with the fluid channel for passage of a fluid into the uterine cavity to assess leakage to determine integrity of the uterine cavity prior to passage of the therapeutic agent into the uterine cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: GYNION, LLC
    Inventors: Oleg Shikhman, Steven R. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 11395866
    Abstract: Provided herein are human arterial endothelial cell-seeded polymeric vascular grafts suitable for replacing or bypassing natural blood vessels and exhibiting increased long term patency rates and reduced leukocyte adhesion relative to grafts comprising venous endothelial cells. Methods for generating the human arterial endothelial cell-seeded vascular grafts and therapeutic uses of the same are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: James A. Thomson, Jue Zhang, John Maufort
  • Patent number: 11286318
    Abstract: The invention provides a temperature sensitive cell culture surface and preparation method thereof. The preparation method comprises the following steps: (1) preparing a temperature sensitive primary liquid by adding a temperature sensitive compound and a free radical into a solvent, mixing and dissolving the same, and obtaining the temperature sensitive primary liquid; and (2) distributing the temperature sensitive primary liquid on a cell culture surface, and leaving the cell culture surface at 50-150° C. to react for 5-120 mins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Jianhua Yuan, Yong Chen, Huilun Li, Xiangyuan Fang
  • Patent number: 11266427
    Abstract: A self-expanding intravascular medical device including a multi-component assembly with a self-expanding outer cage component comprising a plurality of struts; and a single cell wave-shape component disposed within the self-expanding outer cage component forming a channel therein. The proximal end of the single cell wave-shape component is connected to the self-expanding outer cage component at a proximal joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Aidan Duffy
  • Patent number: 11241150
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flexible digital ureteroscope that is at least partially disposable. The ureteroscope comprises a single-use catheter and a handle. The catheter comprises a distal end, a bend portion, and a proximal portion. The distal end has a rigid or semi-rigid shell that houses a set of micro lenses, an image sensor microchip, and a plurality of LED light sources. A working channel extends along the entire catheter and is coupled to a working channel port on the handle to receive various medical devices and irrigation lines during an endoscopic procedure. In addition, the catheter includes one or more steering wires to control the distal end to bend towards a desired direction. The rigid or semi-rigid shell of the distal end is made of a mix of polymer composite material with graphene nano-filler for enhancing thermal dissipation. The handle may be a single-use handle or a reusable handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: OTU Medical Inc., a California Corporation
    Inventors: Geping Liu, Xibo Wei, Xiyi Wei
  • Patent number: 11154283
    Abstract: Generally, systems, methods, and apparatus related to the use of a dynamic imaging modality in an image guided intervention are disclosed herein. More specifically, the use of such modalities in sealing a bodily opening, such as those that may be formed during an invasive medical procedure are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a method includes viewing a representation of an instrument within a body of a patient, adjusting a position of the instrument based on the viewing such that a portion of the instrument is at a location within the body of the patient, and delivering a sealant via the instrument to the location within the body of the patient. The sealant is configured to seal an opening in the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome R. Edwards
  • Patent number: 11141261
    Abstract: A non-occlusive intravascular device for local application of a therapeutic agent to a selected segment of a lumenal wall of a blood vessel without applying radial force on the wall. The device comprises a radially expandable/collapsible flexible scaffold of an open-skeletal structure and a flexible outer surface capable of conforming to the lumenal wall without applying radial force thereon and a controllable mechanism for expanding and collapsing the scaffold. The therapeutic agent is loaded and carried on the outer surface of the scaffold. Also provided are a method and a system for delivering a therapeutic agent to a selected segment within a blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Jacob Schneiderman, Moshik Cohen
  • Patent number: 11096808
    Abstract: Biodegradable self-expanding polymer stent has an outer diameter of 0.25-40 mm, length of 5-250 mm, and closed-cell wall structure formed by struts, where ratio of inner diameter values before crimping and after crimping is in a range of 3 to 5, and made of a copolymer obtained from L-lactide, D-lactide, D,L-lactide, meso-lactide, glycolide, ?-caprolactone, trimethylene carbonate, p-dioxanone and compounds comprising functional groups capable of photopolymerization; supramolecular structure of the copolymer is oriented substantially circularly in a transversal cross section of the stent. Method of manufacturing includes extruding a tube of a polymer material; annealing the extruded polymer tube; laser cutting the extruded polymer tube to form a stent workpiece; heating the stent to above glass transition temperature of the polymer, crimping the stent workpiece uniformly over the entire outer surface thereof, and quenching at about minus 20 degrees Celsius; placing the quenched stent on a delivery means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Leonid Vitalyevich Gluschenko, Artur Evgenyevich Krupnin, Nikita Gennadyevich Sedush, Vladislav Aleksandrovich Shchepochkin
  • Patent number: 11065368
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in certain aspects, medical graft products that incorporate multiple drug depots in and/or on the products. One such product is a sheet graft construct, for example for tissue support that includes a sheet graft material with a plurality of drug depots. The drug depots can be hardened deposits formed directly onto the sheet graft material and/or can be capable of eluting a drug for a minimum of 72 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Cook Biotech Incorporated, Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rhonda Peck, Bhavin Shah, Umesh H. Patel, Krista Gearhart, Steven Charlebois, Keith Milner, Eric J. Rodenberg
  • Patent number: 11026819
    Abstract: Provided are a vascular stent, a conveying balloon thereof, and an implanting system. The vascular stent comprises a flexible light-transmitting body. The flexible light-transmitting body is provided with a hardenable channel. The hardenable channel is arranged in the circumferential direction and the axial direction of the flexible light-transmitting body. The hardenable channel is used for filling a liquid photocuring supporting material, and the liquid photocuring supporting material is cured after being illuminated so as to radially support the flexible light-transmitting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Evans Scientific (Beijing) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Lei Li
  • Patent number: 11000633
    Abstract: Stents and methods for producing stents are provided. The stent includes a polymeric substrate comprised of 10-50% (w/w) of alginate and 45-85% (w/w) of gelatine and further includes a polymeric biodegradable resin for coating said polymeric substrate. The stent can also include a contrast agent. The stent can further include a crosslinking agent. The method for producing the stent includes dissolving the alginate and gelatine in water and stirring to obtain a polymeric substrate. The method also includes adding a crosslinking agent to the substrate, injecting the substrate into a mold to obtain the stent, placing the stent in a first alcohol solution, and placing the stent in a crosslinking agent solution. The method further includes placing the stent in a second alcohol solution, and a series of interchanging drying and immersing steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Rui Luis Gonçalves Dos Reis, Ana Rita Cruz Duarte, Alexandre António Antunes Barros, Estêvão Augusto Rodrigues De Lima, Carlos André Ribeiro Oliveira, Jorge Manuel Nunes Correia Pinto
  • Patent number: 10953593
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclose a molding compound comprising a resin, a filler, and a carbon nano-tube dispersion and methods of forming a package using the molding compound are disclosed. The carbon non-tube dispersion has a number of carbon nano-tubes with surfaces that are chemically modified by a functional group to chemically bridge the surfaces of the carbon nano-tubes and the resin, improving adhesion between the carbon nano-tubes and the resin and reducing agglomeration between various ones of the carbon nano-tubes. The carbon nano-tube dispersion achieves a low average agglomeration size in the molding compound thereby providing desirable electro-mechanical properties and laser marking compatibility. A shallow laser mark may be formed in a mold cap with a maximum depth of less than about 10 microns. Other apparatuses and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Myung Jin Yim, Jason M. Brand
  • Patent number: 10799237
    Abstract: Stapling assemblies for use with a surgical stapler and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. Three dimensional adjuncts for use with a surgical stapling assembly and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely
  • Patent number: 10751204
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for customizing an elution rate of a stent. The stent includes a hollow strut that forms the stent, the hollow strut defining a lumenal space, a drug formulation disposed within the lumenal space of the hollow strut, and at least one side port for eluting the drug formulation in vivo. When the stent is in the radially expanded configuration the hollow strut is deformable from a first configuration that has a first elution rate for the drug formulation to a second configuration that has a second elution rate for the drug formulation. The second elution rate is faster than the first elution rate. The hollow strut deforms from the first configuration to the second configuration upon application of an applied pressure above a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Cian Ryan, David Hobbins, Shane Nolan, Michael Sayers, Eamon Keane, Brian Dowling, Jonathan Cope, Conor O'Donovan
  • Patent number: 10661390
    Abstract: Particular aspects provide novel devices for bone tissue engineering, comprising a metal or metal-based composite member/material comprising an interior macroporous structure in which porosity may vary from 0-90% (v), the member comprising a surface region having a surface pore size, porosity, and composition designed to encourage cell growth and adhesion thereon, to provide a device suitable for bone tissue engineering in a recipient subject. In certain aspects, the device further comprises a gradient of pore size, porosity, and material composition extending from the surface region throughout the interior of the device, wherein the gradient transition is continuous, discontinuous or seamless and the growth of cells extending from the surface region inward is promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Washington State University
    Inventors: Amit Bandyopadhyay, Susmita Bose
  • Patent number: 10646623
    Abstract: An implantable medical device, which comprises a device substrate, a coating on the substrate which includes a drug, and a protective layer which overlies the coating. The protective layer comprises a polymer selected from the group consisting of polylactic acid, polyglycolic acid and a lactic acid/glycolic acid copolymer having a weight average molecular weight of not more than 40,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy International Limited
    Inventors: Yufu Li, Deborah Schachter, Raymond S. Shissias, Sandra Wechsler
  • Patent number: 10575973
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one or more links. A Y-shaped member comprised of a link and a U-shaped member has relief dimples formed in the curved portion of a valley to reduce localized stress and thereby reduce fatigue failure that can lead to link structure failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Diem Uyen Ta, Senthil Kumar Eswaran
  • Patent number: 10525171
    Abstract: A method and device for local delivery of a water-insoluble therapeutic agent to the tissue of a normal or diseased body lumen is disclosed. An expandable structure of a medical disposable device, such as a balloon of a balloon catheter, is coated with a non-durable coating which includes an amphiphilic polymer or copolymer, in embodiments polyethylene glycol, having a substantially water-insoluble therapeutic agent dispersed therein. In some embodiments, the coating may also include iodine. The medical disposable device is inserted into a body lumen, and expanded to contact the non-durable coating against the body lumen and deliver the substantially water-insoluble therapeutic agent to the body lumen tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick Ruane, Cameron Wilson, Steven Ummel, Arlene Alcantara, Jackie Joe Hancock, Qi Zhan
  • Patent number: 10485962
    Abstract: Apparatus for delivering a therapeutic agent to a uterine cavity including an elongated member having a fluid channel for passage of the therapeutic agent into the uterine cavity, a dispensing member extending distally of the elongated member and having at least one perforation for passage of the therapeutic agent into the uterine cavity into contact with the endometrium. An infusion line is in communication with the fluid channel for passage of a fluid into the uterine cavity to assess leakage to determine integrity of the uterine cavity prior to passage of the therapeutic agent into the uterine cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Gynion, LLC
    Inventors: Oleg Shikhman, Steven R. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10485649
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stent-graft system comprising a first hollow cylindrical stent-graft body and at least one second hollow cylindrical stent-graft body. The first and the second stent-graft bodies are two structurally separate stent-graft bodies, and each comprise a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis. The first and the second stent-graft bodies further each comprise a stent-graft portion and a stent portion. The stent portion of the first stent-graft body and the stent portion of the second stent-graft body are designed in such a way that they can be at least partially inserted into one another in order to form one shared stent portion which is free from prosthesis material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: JOTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Franz-Peter Barthold, Thomas Bogenschuetz
  • Patent number: 10478528
    Abstract: Synthetic, bioactive ultra-porous bone graft materials having an engineered porosity, and implants formed from such materials are provided. In particular, these implants comprise bioactive glass and incorporate allograft material for osteoinduction. The implants are suitable for bone tissue regeneration and/or repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: PROSIDYAN, INC.
    Inventors: Charanpreet S. Bagga, Steven B. Jung, Hyun W. Bae
  • Patent number: 10350333
    Abstract: Provided herein is a device comprising: a. stent; b. a plurality of layers on said stent framework to form said device; wherein at least one of said layers comprises a bioabsorbable polymer and at least one of said layers comprises one or more active agents; wherein at least part of the active agent is in crystalline form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Micell Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. McClain, Douglas Taylor
  • Patent number: 10188534
    Abstract: A stent for reducing the passage of emboli into body lumen once deployed includes a structural portion and a barrier portion. The structural portion, when expanded in a conduit, provides sufficient strength to maintain an open lumen in the conduit. The barrier portion reduces migration of emboli from the wall of the conduit through the structural portion and into the lumen. Stent delivery systems capable of delivering and deploying the stent are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Doug Molland, Jianlu Ma, Joe Tatalovich, Jeff Vogel, Josh Dudney, Mark Vandlik, Richard Kusleika
  • Patent number: 10155881
    Abstract: A coating formed of a substituted polycaprolactone and method of making and using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Mikael O. Trollsas
  • Patent number: 10155599
    Abstract: A method of loading a composition into a structural element of a stent, where the structural element is defined by a lumen and at least one opening to access the lumen. The composition may comprise a therapeutic agent, and wherein at a temperature of 30° C. and at one atmosphere, the composition may be in a solid state or semi-solid state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Stephen D. Pacetti
  • Patent number: 10143572
    Abstract: A method of treating vascular disease in a patient is disclosed that comprises deploying a bioabsorbable polymer scaffold composed of a plurality of struts at a stenotic segment of an artery of a patient, wherein after the scaffold supports the segment at an increased diameter for a period of time the polymer degrades and is progressively replaced by de novo formation of malleable provisional matrix comprising proteoglycan, wherein as the scaffold becomes more malleable and becomes disconnected as it degrades, wherein following coverage of the struts by a neointima layer and loss of mechanical support provided by the scaffold, the scaffold is pulled outward by positive remodeling of the vessel wall of the scaffolded segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Rapoza, Susan Veldhof, James Oberhauser, Syed F. A. Hossainy
  • Patent number: 10143196
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical product, comprising an antibacterial hard material coating, which is applied to a main body and which comprises biocide. Said hard material coating includes at least one inner layer and one outer layer, wherein the biocide concentration in the outer layer is substantially constant and greater than the biocide concentration in the inner layer and the biocide concentration in the inner layer is greater than or equal to 0.2 at %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Carmen Leonor Colmenares Mora, Arnd Mueller, Albert Peter Gerhard Janssen
  • Patent number: 10105192
    Abstract: An implant device identifiable after implantation comprises a main portion of the implant device and a coded portion of the implant device. The coded portion comprises a radiopaque element and indicia on the radiopaque element or indicia as a plurality of radiopaque elements disposed within the coded portion. The indicia are discernible by x-ray, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, electromagnetic radiation, ultrasound, or magnetic resonance imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Kieser
  • Patent number: 10058639
    Abstract: The invention discloses an absorbable iron-based alloy stent, comprising an iron-based alloy substrate and a degradable polyester in contact with the surface of the substrate, in which the degradable polyester has a weight average molecular weight of between 20,000 and 1,000,000 and a polydispersity index of between 1.2 and 30. With the degradable polyester, the iron-based alloy is capable of corroding rapidly and controllably within a predetermined period. Following implantation into the human body, the degradable stent serves as a mechanical support at early stage, then gradually degrading and being metabolized and absorbed by the human body. During the process of degradation, minimal or no solid product is produced. Ultimately, the configuration of the lumen with an implanted stent as well as the systolic and diastolic functions thereof return to their natural states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Lifetech Scientific (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Deyuan Zhang, Hongtao Sun, Liping Chen, Haiping Qi, Wenjiao Lin, Li Qin
  • Patent number: 10058640
    Abstract: The disclosure provides drug delivery devices and methods of making and using the drug delivery devices. The devices include single and multi-layer polymer films made by a breath figure technique having therapeutic agents associated therewith. For example, the devices may be a dual layer polymer film wherein the first layer includes a therapeutic agent incorporated into it by spin coating the first agent with a polymer solution and the second agent is incorporated into the second layer by loading the agent into pores of the second layer after it is spin coated onto the first layer. In some cases one layer provides a burst release and the second layer provides a slow release drug delivery profile. The devices may take on the form of a surgical mesh with a slow release therapeutic drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Diane A. Blake, Vijay T. John, Ramesh Ayyala, Krzysztof Reiss