Management

Matt Palmer

Chief Technology Officer

Matt is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Syntheon. He has twenty years experience working in product development and R&D in the medical device industry. Primary focus has been the development of disposable devices for the minimally invasive treatment of diseases.

Matt has worked in large corporations such as Cordis and Boston Scientific and held positions from Advanced Research and Development Engineer to Director of Research and Development managing a group of 42 managers, engineers and technicians.

He has also been key in several start-ups holding positions from Senior Design Engineer to Founder and President.
Matt graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
His major areas of focus over the years have been:

• Interventional Cardiology
• Diagnostic and Therapeutic Gastroenterology
• Laparascopic and General Surgery
• Interventional Radiolog
• Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Matt holds over 100 medical device patents in these areas.

  PAT. NO.   Title
1 5,117,838   Rotating guidewire extension system
2 5,174,302   Variable radiopacity guidewire with spaced highly radiopaque regions
3 5,137,288   Side loading wire grip
4 5,228,451   Biopsy forceps device having stiff distal end
5 5,454,378   Biopsy forceps having a detachable proximal handle and distal jaws
6 5,431,645   Remotely activated endoscopic tools such as endoscopic biopsy forceps
7 5,396,900   Endoscopic end effectors constructed from a combination of conductive and non-conductive materials and useful for selective endoscopic cautery
8 5,439,478   Steerable flexible microsurgical instrument with rotatable clevis
9 5,419,339   Flexible microsurgical instrument having ground distal coil portion
10 5,542,432   Endoscopic multiple sample bioptome
11 1,994,017,741   Endoscopic biopsy forceps devices with selective bipolar cautery
12 5,591,202   Endoscopic instruments having low friction sheath
13 5,482,054   Edoscopic biopsy forceps devices with selective bipolar cautery
14 5,613,499   Endoscopic biopsy forceps jaws and instruments incorporating same
15 5,636,639   Endoscopic multiple sample bioptome with enhanced biting action
16 5,638,827   Super-elastic flexible jaws assembly for an endoscopic multiple sample bioptome
17 5,645,075   Jaw assembly for an endoscopic instrument
18 5,722,421   Clevis having deflection limiting stops for use in an endoscopic biopsy forceps instrument
19 5,797,957   Endoscopic bioptome with a hard stop to control biting force
20 5,782,748   Endoscopic surgical instruments having detachable proximal and distal portions
21 5,776,075   Endoscopic bioptome jaw assembly having three or more jaws and an endoscopic instrument incorporating same
22 5,964,717   Biopsy forceps having detachable handle and distal jaws
23 1,997,024,988   Flexible microsurgical instruments incorporating a sheath having tactile and visual position indicators
24 5,722,422   Endoscopic biopsy forceps handle with removable sample removal pick
25 6,451,041   Apparatus for protecting a port site opening in the wall of a body cavity and reducing electrosurgical injuries
26 6,277,138   Filter for embolic material mounted on expandable frame
27 6,544,231   Catch, stop and marker assembly for a medical instrument and medical instrument incorporating the same
28 6,461,310   Endoscopic bioptome with a hard stop to control biting force
29 6,464,690   Port off-pump beating heart coronary artery bypass heart stabilization system
30 6,464,691   Port device for port off-pump beating heart coronary artery bypass surgery system
31 6,554,823   System for performing port off-pump beating heart coronary artery bypass surgery
32 6,503,245   Method of performing port off-pump beating heart coronary artery bypass surgery
33 6,355,028   Stable port device for port off-pump beating heart coronary artery bypass surgery system
34 6,500,170   Instrument stabilizer for through-the-port surgery
35 6,537,296   Locking frame, filter and deployment system
36 6,582,420   Intercostal lockable directable port device
37 6,592,573   Through-port heart stabilization system
38 6,579,281   Instrument stabilizer for through-a-port surgery
39 2,002,030,352   Systems for through-port off-pump coronary artery surgery
40 2,003,001,969   System for port off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
41 6,743,247   Locking frame, filter and deployment system
42 7,322,935   Endoscopic retractor
43 7,473,220   Surgical port device
44 7,341,558   Pericardial retractor
45 8,211,119   Endoscopic surgical instrument having a rotational actuator
46 7,223,272   Endoscopic clip applier with hermaphroditic jaws mounted on non-collinear axes
47 7,727,248   Surgical clip
48 7,584,503   Federating trust in a heterogeneous network
49 1,607,055   Endoscopic surgical instrument having a force limiting actuator
50 7,559,916   Catheter with controllable stiffness and method for operating a selective stiffening catheter
51 1,855,603   End effector for surgical instrument
52 7,771,411   Methods for operating a selective stiffening catheter
53 8,579,176   Surgical stapling and cutting device and method for using the device
54 20,080,108,911   Device for guiding or exchanging medical implements and medical exchange wire system
55 20,070,270,790   Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive
56 3,192,463   Surgical device
57 2,486,870   Electrically operated surgical instrument
58 8,679,154   Adjustable compression staple and method for stapling with adjustable compression
59 8,627,995   Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with cryptographic identification of interchangeable part
60 20,090,327,715   System and Method for Cryptographic Identification of Interchangeable Parts
61 7,959,050   Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release
62 8,403,948   Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device
63 20,090,138,003   Cordless Medical Cauterization and Cutting Device
64 20,090,143,805   Cordless Hand-Held Ultrasonic Cautery Cutting Device
65 8,758,342   Cordless power-assisted medical cauterization and cutting device
66 8,840,547   Flexible, selectively rotatable tissue retractor and method for using the retractor
67 20,110,186,377   Firearm silencer and methods for manufacturing and fastening a silencer onto a firearm
68 20,090,171,354   Cordless Medical Cauterization and Cutting Device
69 8,491,581   Method for powering a surgical instrument
70 8,328,802   Cordless medical cauterization and cutting device
71 2,009,213,903   Surgical stapling and cutting device, and method for using the device
72 9,247,953   Medical ultrasonic cauterization and cutting device and method
73 20,100,004,668   Cordless Hand-Held Ultrasonic Cautery Cutting Device and Method
74 20,100,000,074   Method of Assembling a Cordless Hand-Held Ultrasonic Cautery Cutting Device
75 8,425,545   Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device and method
76 20,100,096,431   Active braking electrical surgical iinstrument and method for braking such an instrument
77 8,409,090   Tissue retractor and method for using the retractor
78 8,334,468   Method of switching a cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device
79 8,382,708   Zero-pressure balloon catheter and method for using the catheter
80 9,155,585   Battery-powered electrosurgical forceps with multi-turn selectable-ratio transformer
81 20,110,130,628   Method for Transmitting Torque and Variably Flexing a Corrugated Insertion Device
82 8,663,262   Battery assembly for battery-powered surgical instruments
83 20,110,178,542   Cordless Hand-Held Ultrasonic Cautery Cutting Device
84 9,017,355   Battery-powered hand-held ultrasonic surgical cautery cutting device
85 2,013,126,430   Battery-powered hand-held ultrasonic surgical cautery cutting device
86 691,265   Control assembly for portable surgical device
87 20,120,078,278   Battery-Powered Hand-Held Ultrasonic Surgical Cautery Cutting Device
88 8,696,639   Variably flexible insertion device and method for variably flexing an insertion device
89 20,120,261,066   Sealed Device and Method of Sealing
90 2,774,751   Battery powered hand-held ultrasonic surgical cautery cutting device
91 20,120,221,031   Method of Maintaining Constant Movement of a Cutting Blade of an Ultrasonic Waveguide
92 20,130,339,495   Configuring network devices using compilations of coherent subsections of configuration settings
93 20,120,277,780   Cordless Hand-Held Ultrasonic Cautery Cutting Device
94 8,487,199   Method of switching a surgical device
95 20,130,046,373   Actively Controllable Stent, Stent Graft, Heart Valve and Method of Controlling Same
96 20,130,166,017   Actively Controllable Stent, Stent Graft, Heart Valve and Method of Controlling Same
97 2,865,013   Actively controllable stent, stent graft, heart valve and method of controlling same
98 9,056,192   Stretch valve balloon catheter and methods for producing and using same
99 2,813,919   Stretch valve balloon catheter and methods for producing and using same
100 2,841,142   Stretch valve balloon catheter and methods for producing and using same
101 20,140,012,085   Variably Flexible Insertion Device and Method for Variably Flexing an Insertion Device
102 20,140,224,856   Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Cryptographic Identification of Interchangeable Part
103 20,140,175,149   Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Manual Release
104 20,140,188,101   Radio Frequency Generator and Method for a Cordless Medical Cauterization and Cutting Device
105 20,140,276,042   Integrated catheter and powered injector system for use in performing radial angiography
106 20,140,296,962   Actively Controllable Stent, Stent Graft, Heart Valve and Method of Controlling Same
107 2,911,650   Actively controllable stent, stent graft, heart valve and method of controlling same
108 20,150,142,021   Multiple-Firing Crimp Device and Methods for Using and Manufacturing Same
109 9,314,261   Battery-powered hand-held ultrasonic surgical cautery cutting device
110 20,150,374,211   Variably Flexible Insertion Device and Method for Variably Flexing an Insertion Device
111 2,970,522   Multiple-firing securing device and methods for using and manufacturing same
112 2,016,094,680   Multiple-firing securing device and methods for using and manufacturing same
113 20,170,095,252   Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument with Manual Release