Patents Assigned to Boston Scientific SciMed, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190254678
    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: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Dinges, Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Kevin McConnell
  • Patent number: 10383652
    Abstract: A medical device for manipulating a portion of tissue. The device may have one or more opposing jaws. One of the jaws may be configured to be placed between the portion of tissue and an underlying portion of tissue, and have an orifice configured to direct a fluid towards a surface of the other jaw so as to move the portion of tissue towards the said other jaw. A fluid delivery channel may extend between the orifice and a fluid source. A switch may be operable to flow the fluid from the source, through the channel, and out of the orifice. Related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Jagelski, John Golden, Melissa Horton, Erin Zinkus, Gary Pirani, Ellen Kaplan, Briana Moretti, Jennifer Saunders
  • Patent number: 10383756
    Abstract: According to aspects of the present disclosure, a system may include a loading device including an exterior surface. The system may also include an expandable member mounted on the exterior surface of the loading device. The expandable member may be configured to selectively transition between a collapsed state and an expanded state. The system may also include a covering mounted on the expandable member. The covering may extend around the expandable member and the loading device. The loading device may be configured to position the expandable member and the covering for mounting on an exterior surface of an elongate introduction sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Devon N. Arnholt, Joel T. Eggert, James P. Rohl, Douglas D. Pagoria, Todd College
  • Patent number: 10383717
    Abstract: Described are implants, intermediate articles of manufacture (web constructions) useful for preparing implants, methods of forming the implants and intermediate articles, and related methods for treating pelvic conditions by use of the implants. The present invention relates generally to surgical implants (i.e., “implants”), intermediate articles of manufacture (web constructions) useful for preparing surgical implants, methods of forming the implants and intermediate articles, and related methods for treating pelvic conditions by use of the implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas O. Viker
  • Patent number: 10383690
    Abstract: The medical laser user interface of the present invention generally comprises a medical laser unit and a control system. The medical laser unit includes an optical probe for delivering laser light to a patient's tissue. The control system controls operation of the medical laser unit. Specifically, the control system provides a foot pedal system that enables the user to switch between the delivery of a first wavelength of laser light and a second wavelength of laser light through depression of a foot pedal. In a first embodiment, a single foot pedal can be used to toggle the wavelengths, where as in a second embodiment two foot pedals can be use, one for the first wavelength and one for the second wavelength. The two wavelengths provided include a wavelength for vaporization of tissue and a wavelength for coagulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Hodel, Terry J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190247614
    Abstract: An example introducer and method of use is disclosed. The example introducer sheath includes a shaft including a tubular portion, an expandable portion coupled to the tubular portion and a longitudinal axis. Additionally, the expandable portion includes a first pair of leaflets and a second pair of leaflets and both the first pair of leaflets and the second pair of leaflets extend along the longitudinal axis. Additionally, the second pair of leaflets are spaced radially inward of an inner surface of the first pair of leaflets and the expandable portion is designed to shift between a first configuration and a second expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Hart, Corey N. Meyer, Derek Kenneth Larson, Benjamin Breidall, Kevin Martin, Victoria Velez, Nathan Adams
  • Publication number: 20190247301
    Abstract: Compositions, e.g., gels, useful for tissue resection procedures, medical devices comprising the compositions, and related methods of preparing the compositions are discussed. The composition may comprise gellan gum, two or more salts, and water. In some aspects, the composition may be prepared by combining gellan gum and water to form a pre-mixture, heating the pre-mixture, adding two or more salts to the heated pre-mixture to form a mixture, introducing the mixture into a reservoir, and allowing the mixture to form a gel inside the reservoir. The gel may have a continuous, three-dimensional structure, and have desired gel strength and viscosity. The composition may be biocompatible and injectable from the reservoir through a needle to the target site of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew B. Hollyer, Samuel Raybin
  • Publication number: 20190247084
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. A rotational atherectomy device may include an elongate drive coil having a proximal end region and a distal end region, the elongate drive coil having a coil winding extending in a first helical direction, the elongate drive coil having a coil pitch. A tubular member is welded to the distal end region of the elongate drive coil via one or more helical welds that extend helically at least part way around the tubular member and a cutting member welded to the tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DAVID GORDON SPANGLER, LASZLO TRENT FARAGO
  • Publication number: 20190247053
    Abstract: An example occlusive implant is disclosed. The example occlusive implant includes an expandable framework including a height and a plurality of support members defining a proximal end region of the expandable framework and a central hub member attached to the plurality of support members. Additionally, the expandable framework is configured to shift between a first configuration and a second configuration, wherein the height of the expandable framework remains substantially the same in both the first configuration and the second configuration. Further, the central hub member is configured to shift relative to the proximal end region while the expandable framework shifts between the first configuration and the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Joshua Mark Inouye
  • Patent number: 10376616
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present invention provides surgical procedures that comprise applying compositions into and/or onto tissue, including supporting tissues (e.g., ligaments, connective tissue, muscles, etc.) for pelvic organs, among other tissues. In other aspects, the present disclosure pertains to compositions that are useful for performing such procedures. In still other aspects, the present disclosure pertains to kits that are useful for performing such procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Mark W. Boden, Andrew Dolan
  • Patent number: 10376170
    Abstract: A mapping catheter including an elongate catheter body extending from a proximal end to a distal end, a handle connected to the proximal end of the catheter body, an electrode array connected to the distal end, a deployment shaft, and an irrigation system. The catheter body includes at least one lumen. The irrigation system includes a manifold and a thin, polymeric irrigation tube. The manifold is disposed within the handle and is connectable to a source of irrigation fluid. The irrigation tube is connected to the manifold and extends around the deployment shaft from the manifold to the distal end of the catheter through the catheter body lumen. The irrigation tube forms an annular lumen between an inner surface of the irrigation tube and an outer surface of the deployment shaft. The annular lumen is configured to carry irrigation fluid from the manifold to the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: William Quinn, Kurt E. Guggenberger, Ian Collier, Justin Callaway, Jeffrey P. Radziunas, Greg Hires
  • Patent number: 10376316
    Abstract: A tissue cutting device includes a flexible elongate body including a channel extending therethrough, a distal member connected to a distal end of the elongate body. The distal member includes a lumen extending therethrough in communication with the channel and a recess extending through an exterior surface of the distal member along a portion of a length thereof. The recess extends includes a receiving structure at a distal end thereof. A cutting element is slidably received within the channel and the lumen so that the cutting element is movable between an open tissue-receiving configuration and a closed tissue-gripping configuration, in which a distal portion of the cutting element extends across the recess such that the distal end of the cutting element is received within the receiving structure, a portion of a length of the distal portion extending radially beyond an exterior surface of the distal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Robert Charles, Jon Taylor, Daniel E. Hamilton, Samuel Raybin, Robert B. Devries, Niklas Andersson, Meghan Elizabeth Soens, Mary Ann Cornell, Ray H. Tong
  • Patent number: 10376254
    Abstract: A device for sealing a puncture opening may include a base frame having a delivery configuration wherein the base frame is retracted to have a relatively smaller overall profile, and a deployed configuration wherein the base frame is extended to have a relatively larger overall profile. The base frame is sized to engage an interior surface of the blood vessel wall in the deployed configuration. A sealing section is coupled to the base frame, the sealing section having an initial configuration wherein the sealing section permits fluid flow, and a barrier configuration wherein the sealing section prevents fluid flow. The sealing section in the barrier configuration is sized to block fluid flow through the puncture opening when the base frame is in the deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: Tracee E. J. Eichenschink, Liliana Atanasoska, Jan Weber
  • Patent number: 10376284
    Abstract: A medical device including a brake having a housing member and an actuation member. The housing member has a receiving portion and is configured to be removably coupled to a syringe. The actuation member is movably coupled to the housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Jozef Slanda, Jamie Li
  • Patent number: 10376278
    Abstract: A tissue resector includes an outer cannula with a cutting wire disposed therein. The outer cannula includes an opening that is configured to be associated with a cutting element of the cutting wire in such a way that when tissue is drawn into the opening of the cannula, a cutting element of the cutting wire can be rotated past the opening to engage and cut into and through the tissue. The outer cannula and the cutting wire may also be configured to enable aspiration of the tissue. A tissue resector according to this disclosure may be used with a hand-held, hand-operated rooter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Shawn P. Fojtik, Annette McClellan, Timothy R. Nieman, Erik S. Liddiard
  • Patent number: 10376351
    Abstract: The invention discloses an implant. The implant may include a first flap and a second flap. The first flap may further include a first portion, a second portion and a transition region. The first portion may be configured to be attached proximate a sacrum. The second portion may be configured to be attached to an anterior vaginal wall. The transition region lies between the first portion and the second portion. The second flap may be fabricated such that a portion of the second flap is configured to be attached to a posterior vaginal wall. The implant may be configured such that a value corresponding to a biomechanical parameter defining a biomechanical attribute of the portion of the first flap attaching to the anterior wall is different from a value of the biomechanical parameter defining the biomechanical attribute of the portion of the second flap attaching to the posterior wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, James M. Goddard, Michael S. H. Chu, Kenneth M. Flynn
  • Patent number: 10376366
    Abstract: A medical implant system for implantation in a patient to treat erectile dysfunction includes a first fluid path, an inflatable penile prosthesis cylinder, an electric pump, and implant controller, and an implantable power supply. The inflatable penile prosthesis cylinder is in fluid communication with the first fluid path and is configured for implantation in a corpus cavernosum of a patient. The electric pump is in fluid communication with the first fluid path. The implant controller is electrically coupled to the pump and is configured to activate the pump to drive a flow of fluid through the first fluid path and into the cylinder. The implantable power supply provides electrical power to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shay Moshe Vaingast, Charles C. Kuyava
  • Publication number: 20190240008
    Abstract: A method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve including the following steps: endovascularly delivering an anchor and a replacement valve supported within the anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve in a collapsed delivery configuration, the anchor having grasping elements adapted to grasp tissue in a vicinity of the heart valve; expanding the anchor, thereby rotating the grasping elements; and grasping the tissue with the rotating grasping elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Daniel K. Hildebrand, Tom Saul
  • Publication number: 20190240011
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering an implantable heart valve includes an outer shaft and an inner shaft that is slidingly disposable within an outer shaft lumen, the inner shaft including a distal end region. A plurality of fingers extend distally relative to the distal end region of the inner shaft and are adapted to releasably engage an implantable heart valve. A plurality of looped sheathing aids extend distally from the distal region of an inner shaft lumen and are adapted to guide the implantable heart valve back into the outer shaft lumen when the implantable heart valve is pulled back into the outer shaft lumen. Each of the plurality of looped sheathing aids include a distal petal adapted to engage tissue adjacent a native valve annulus in order to limit distal advancement of the implantable heart valve during deployment of the implantable heart valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mimi Trinh Fitterer, Takashi H. Ino, Floriza Q. Escalona, Leticia Marquez Zuniga
  • Publication number: 20190240461
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a guidewire assembly for positioning within a body of a patient may include a guidewire shaft having a proximal section and a distal section. The distal section may be configured to move within the body of a patient when the guidewire assembly is in a first operating state. The distal section may be configured to expand radially outward when the guidewire assembly is in a second operating state to engage an interior surface of the body and inhibit movement of the guidewire shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter DAYTON, Kevin James McELWEE, Paul SMITH, Dane SEDDON, James SCUTTI