Patents Assigned to Boston Scientific Limited
  • Publication number: 20210322052
    Abstract: Medical systems and methods for making and using medical systems are disclosed. Example medical systems may include an atherectomy system configured to engage and remove plaque from walls in vessels of a vascular system. The atherectomy system may include a drive shaft, a rotational tip coupled to an end of the drive shaft, a drive mechanism coupled to the drive shaft to rotate the rotational tip, a control unit configured to control operation of the drive mechanism, and a knob assembly configured to facilitate longitudinal movement of the drive shaft, the rotational tip, and/or the drive mechanism. In some cases, the knob assembly may be configured to initiate adjustment of a mode of the drive mechanism in response to actuation of an actuator in the knob assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: JOSHIN SAHADEVAN, GANESH RAJENDRAN
  • Publication number: 20210322159
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure provide a stent-valve for transcatheter implantation to replace a cardiac valve. In some embodiments, the stent valve being compressible to a compressed state for delivery, and expandable to an operative state for implantation. In some embodiments, the stent-valve comprises a stent, a plurality of leaflets for defining a prosthetic valve, an inner skirt, an outer skirt, and a paravalve seal for sealing against surrounding tissue. In some embodiments, the paravalve seal comprising material that swells in response to contact with blood or components thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephane Delaloye, Jacques Essinger, Jean-Luc Hefti, Youssef Biadillah, Luc Mantanus, Fabien Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20210315443
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a body and an arm extending from the body and configured to receive a first device such that the first device is suspended relative to the body. Translation of the arm relative to the body is configured to move the first device relative to the body. The medical device includes a receiver extending from the body and configured to receive a second device such that the second device is suspended relative to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Nabarun BHOWMICK, Deepak Kumar SHARMA, Shrikant Vasant RAUT, Subodh MOREY, Aditya DHANOTIYA
  • Publication number: 20210307594
    Abstract: Endoscope assemblies, biopsy caps, and methods for making and using the same. An example endoscope assembly may include an endoscope having a channel formed therein and a port that provides access to the channel. A cap may be coupled to the port. The cap may include a base having a securing member for securing the cap to the port, an outer shell and a brush section disposed within the interior volume adjacent the disk shutter section, the brush section including a plurality of brushes arranged in a helical fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: BOOPATHI RAJARATHNAM, NISHANT RANDHAWA, CHARUDATTA CHANDRAKANT ARADHYE, SWAMI UPADHYAY, VASANTHAN MANI, HARCHETAN SINGH ANEJA, BALAJI ASWATHA NARAYANA, SHARATH BADADAMATH, RAMAKANTESWARARAO BEESETTY
  • Publication number: 20210290379
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a seal for a stent-valve, and methods of production, are described. In some embodiments, the seal or a skirt comprises a fabric wall portion and a polymeric material fused to the fabric wall portion, the polymeric material having a melting temperature that is lower than that of the fabric wall portion. The fibres of the fabric may remain unmelted at the interface with the polymeric material, the polymeric material being attached to material to the fibres of the fabric wall portion by fusion. The polymeric material may provide a welded joint to another fabric wall portion and/or may reinforce the fabric and/or may occlude pores of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Lionel Flaction, Stephane Delaloye, Youssef Biadillah, Arnaud Humair
  • Publication number: 20210282797
    Abstract: A medical device may include a handle including a fixed body and a movable body. The movable body may be movable relative to the fixed body. The medical device may include a shaft extending from the fixed body and an end effector at a distal end of the shaft. Rotation of the movable body relative to the fixed body may permit rotation of the end effector relative to the shaft, and rotation of the movable body with rotation of the fixed body may permit rotation of the end effector with the shaft. Deflection of the movable body relative to the fixed body may permit deflection of the end effector relative to the fixed body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Nabarun BHOWMICK, Deepak Kumar SHARMA, Shrikant Vasant RAUT, Subodh MOREY, Charudatta Chandrakant ARADHYE
  • Patent number: 11096758
    Abstract: A guidance device may include a base member, a support coupled to the base member via at least one leg, thereby defining a passage configured to receive an accessory device between the base member and the support, and a guide coupled to the support. The guide may be movable relative to the base member and may include a through hole extending therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Subodh Morey, Ashish Jain, Timothy Harrah, Biten Kathrani, Sumit Malik, Salman Kapadia, Charudatta Aradhye, Nishant Randhawa, Rajiv Kumar Singh, Prashant Borkar
  • Publication number: 20210251621
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a handle including a plurality of actuators. The handle defines a longitudinal axis extending through a distal end of the handle. The device includes a shaft extending from the handle and an end effector at a distal end of the shaft. A first actuator of the plurality of actuators is configured to actuate the end effector in response to translation of the first actuator relative to the handle along an axis parallel to the longitudinal axis. A second actuator of the plurality of actuators is configured to deflect the end effector relative to the shaft in response to pivoting the second actuator about an axis transverse to the longitudinal axis. A third actuator of the plurality of actuators is configured to rotate the end effector relative to the shaft in response to rotation of the third actuator relative to the handle about the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Nabarun BHOWMICK, Deepak Kumar SHARMA, Shrikant Vasant RAUT, Subodh MOREY, Charudatta Chandrakant ARADHYE, James J. SCUTTI
  • Patent number: 11090072
    Abstract: A medical device includes a handle with a proximal arm and a distal arm. The proximal arm and the distal arm are pivotable via a joint. The medical device also includes a tube coupled to the distal arm and a drive wire. A distal portion of the drive wire includes an expandable end effector. A portion of the drive wire is positioned within the tube, and a different portion of the drive wire extends proximally of the distal arm and is coupled to the proximal arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Subodh Morey, Ashish Jain, Sumit Malik, Rajivkumar Singh, Aditya Dhanotiya, Mark Voss
  • Patent number: 11071625
    Abstract: Embodiments include a valve leaflet for an implantable valve device comprising a leaflet body. The leaflet body comprising a free edge configured for coaptation with free edges of one or more other valve leaflets; and a root edge disposed opposite the free edge. The free edge defining an edge profile comprising a peak and valleys disposed on opposite sides of the peak. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventor: Arnaud Humair
  • Patent number: 11064870
    Abstract: Endoscope assemblies, biopsy caps, and methods for making and using the same. An example endoscope assembly may include an endoscope having a channel formed therein and a port that provides access to the channel. A cap may be coupled to the port. The cap may include a base having a securing member for securing the cap to the port, an outer shell and a brush section disposed within the interior volume adjacent the disk shutter section, the brush section including a plurality of brushes arranged in a helical fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Boopathi Rajarathnam, Nishant Randhawa, Charudatta Chandrakant Aradhye, Swami Upadhyay, Vasanthan Mani, Harchetan Singh Aneja, Balaji Aswatha Narayana, Sharath Badadamath, Ramakanteswararao Beesetty
  • Publication number: 20210205012
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a handle, a sheath extending from the handle, and a tool within the sheath and movable relative to the sheath. The handle includes an inner body and an outer body disposed over the inner body. The outer body is movable relative to the inner body. The handle includes a first actuator secured to the tool. The first actuator has an actuated state permitting movement of the tool relative to the sheath in response to moving the outer body relative to the inner body. The handle includes a second actuator secured to the sheath. The second actuator has an actuated state permitting movement of the sheath relative to the tool in response to moving the second actuator relative to the outer body. An unactuated state of the first actuator and an unactuated state of the second actuator prevents movement of the tool relative to the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Katrina HANSEN, John B. GOLDEN, Bernadette DURR, Gregory HUGHES, David CALLAGHAN, Balaji Aswatha NARAYANA, Subodh MOREY, Junaid SHAIKH
  • Patent number: 11045312
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a seal for a stent-valve, and methods of production, are described. In some embodiments, the seal or a skirt comprises a fabric wall portion and a polymeric material fused to the fabric wall portion, the polymeric material having a melting temperature that is lower than that of the fabric wall portion. The fibres of the fabric may remain unmelted at the interface with the polymeric material, the polymeric material being attached to material to the fibres of the fabric wall portion by fusion. The polymeric material may provide a welded joint to another fabric wall portion and/or may reinforce the fabric and/or may occlude pores of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Lionel Flaction, St├ęphane Delaloye, Youssef Biadillah, Arnaud Humair
  • Patent number: 11020125
    Abstract: A system for treating tissue including a clip assembly including a pair of clip arms, a proximal end of each of the clip arms slidably received within a channel of a capsule and moveable between a tissue receiving configuration and a tissue clipping configuration. The system also including an applicator releasably coupleable to the clip assembly, the applicator including a control member connectable to the proximal end of each of the clip arms and a locking sleeve coupleable to a proximal end of the capsule via a deflectable tab including an engaging structure configured to engage a corresponding engaging structure at the proximal end of the capsule and a releasing structure proximal of the engaging structure, the releasing structure engagable with a portion of the control member to deflect the deflectable member and disengage the engaging structure of the locking sleeve from the corresponding engaging structure of the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Nishant Randhawa, Sukhvinder Singh, Subodh Morey, Federico Rivera
  • Patent number: 11006941
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a medical device includes an elongate member and a sleeve. The elongate member defines a lumen and has a first end portion and a second end portion. The second end portion has a first configuration and a second configuration. The second end portion has a first size when the second end portion is in its first configuration and a second size when the second end portion is in its second configuration. The first size is smaller than the second size. The second end portion is biased to its second configuration. The sleeve defines a lumen extending from a first end portion of the sleeve to a second end portion of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Christopher L. Oskin, Arpita Banerjee, Abhijit Takale, Sandesh Gavade, Pavan Misra
  • Publication number: 20210128815
    Abstract: A fluid management and medical device system may include a fluid management system and a medical device having one or more sensors proximate the distal end of the elongate shaft of the medical device. The controller of the fluid management system may be configured to calculate a fluid deficit when the distal end of the elongate shaft is disposed within a patient and configured to automatically pause fluid deficit calculation when the distal end of the elongate shaft is removed from the patient. In some instances the controller is configured to calculate the fluid deficit using rotational speed of the inflow pump in combination with a difference between a change in weight of a fluid supply source supplying fluid to the fluid management system and a change in weight of a collection container collecting fluid from the fluid management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: PAUL BYRNE, LEE SMITH, LEAH FANNING, NIRAJ PRASAD RAUNIYAR, NISHANT KHATTAR, VIVEK SHAH, DIPEN ARUN TASGAONKAR
  • Patent number: 10967102
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to cell encapsulation membranes, devices including the same, and related methods. In an embodiment, a cell encapsulation membrane is included. The cell encapsulation membrane can include a mesh substrate. The mesh substrate can include a first series of fibers extending in a first direction and a second series of fibers extending in a second direction, the first series of fibers intersecting with the second series of fibers, the mesh substrate defining a plurality of apertures disposed between adjacent fibers of the first series and the second series. The cell encapsulation membrane can further include a coating disposed on the mesh substrate, the coating partially occluding the plurality of apertures defined by the mesh substrate and forming pores. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Martin Lawrence Fawdry, Aiden Flanagan, Matthew McEvaddy, Garry Duffy, Eamonn J. Tuohy
  • Patent number: 10960501
    Abstract: Hemostasis valves and methods for making and using hemostasis valves are disclosed. An example method for assembling a hemostasis valve may include positioning a plunger along a threaded proximal end region of a main body. The threaded proximal end region may include one or more threads and an axial slot extending through the one or more threads. The method may also include advancing the plunger along the threaded proximal end region to a position where a proximal end of the plunger is disposed distally of at least a portion of the one or more threads and disposing a nut adjacent to the threaded proximal end region. The method may also include aligning an alignment tab of the nut with the axial slot, engaging the nut with the one or more threads while the alignment tab is aligned with the axial slot, and rotating the nut 45-270┬░.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Sumit Agrawal, Mayank Bhatnagar, Alan James O'Flynn, Somashekar Reddy, Henry J. Pepin, Peeyush Tomar
  • Publication number: 20210085394
    Abstract: A medical system includes an insertion device including a handle and a delivery portion, a laser fiber, a conductive wire, and a lock. The laser fiber extends through the insertion device and is coupled to a laser slider to control a position of the laser fiber relative to a distal end of the delivery portion. The conductive wire extends through the insertion device and is coupled to a wire slider to control a position of the laser fiber relative to a distal end of the delivery portion. The lock is positioned within the handle and is movable in order to selectively lock either the movement of the laser slider or lock the movement of the wire slider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Subodh MOREY, Rajivkumar SINGH, Arun ADHIKARATH BALAN, Niraj P. RAUNIYAR, Brian P. WATSCHKE, Aditi RAY, Thomas C. HASENBERG, Kenneth P. REEVER
  • Patent number: 10953214
    Abstract: Hemostasis valves and methods for making and using hemostasis valves are disclosed. An example hemostasis valve may include a main body having a distal end region and a proximal end region. A first seal member may be disposed within the proximal end region of the main body. A plunger may be coupled to the proximal end region of the main body. The plunger may be designed to shift between a first position and a second position. A first locking member may be disposed along the proximal end region of the main body. A second locking member may be disposed along the plunger. The second locking member may be designed to engage the first locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Mayank Bhatnagar, Sohail Rahmani, Alan James O'Flynn, Poornachandra Nayak, Peeyush Tomar, Somashekar Reddy, Seamus McGurran, John McSweeney, Henry J. Pepin, Deepak Bhardwaj, Nilesh Raghunath Barhate