Patents Assigned to Boston Scientific SciMed, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20200257058
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are drawn to methods for producing a fused connector termination. An exemplary method may include setting a specification requirement to be met by the fused connector termination and applying an amount of heat to a proximal region of an unfused connector termination. The proximal region of the unfused connector termination may include an inner optical fiber coaxially positioned within an outer ferrule, and applying the amount of heat may at least partially fuse the optical fiber to the outer ferrule to form an at least partially fused connector termination. The method may also include imaging the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination and determining, based on the imaging, whether the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination meets the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Jui Ray CHIA, Thomas Charles HASENBERG
  • Publication number: 20200253765
    Abstract: Stent delivery systems and methods for making and using stent delivery systems are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include an inner member having a stent receiving region. A stent may be disposed along the stent receiving region. The system may also include a deployment sheath axially slidable relative to the inner member. The deployment sheath may have a proximal end region. A rack may be coupled to the proximal end region of the deployment sheath. An outer shaft may be disposed along at least a portion of the deployment sheath. The deployment sheath may be rotatable relative to the inner member, the outer shaft or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: BRADY SCOTT LOGAN, JASON T. ANDERSON, PAUL MICHAEL GOUDREAU, ANDREW NATHANIEL SMITH, IAN THOMAS FORTE, TYLER LORNE HEBIG, ROWAN OLUND HETTEL, RYAN DALE HENDRICKSON
  • Publication number: 20200253759
    Abstract: A system for treating a body lumen including a first stent configured to be positioned in a body lumen and a second stent configured to be positioned in the lumen of the first stent prior to removing the first stent from the body lumen. The first stent includes a liner disposed radially inward of the tubular scaffold of the first stent to permit tissue ingrowth within a tissue ingrowth region defined between the liner and the tubular scaffold. The retrieval stent is configured to be expanded within the previously implanted first stent to cause tissue to recede from the tissue ingrowth region to facilitate removal of the first stent from the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MARTYN G. FOLAN, THOMAS M. KEATING
  • Publication number: 20200254224
    Abstract: The invention provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device includes an elongate shaft having a distal region and a coil disposed along the distal region. The coil is formed from a winding member having a first filar region and a second filar region. The winding member has a first cross-sectional diameter along the first filar region, a second cross-sectional diameter different from the first cross-sectional diameter along the second filar region, a first centroid at a first position along the first filar region and a second centroid at a second position along the second filar region. The first centroid and the second centroid are axially-aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL CHRISTOPHER WEBER, ROSS A. OLSON, ADAM D. GROVENDER, BRIAN CORNWELL
  • Patent number: 10736724
    Abstract: An insertion device, includes an elongate member having a needle portion and a handle portion. The handle portion includes a visual indicator. The visual indicator is configured to indicate an orientation of the needle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Goddard
  • Patent number: 10736725
    Abstract: Described are various embodiments of surgical procedures, systems, implants, devices, tools, and methods, useful for treating pelvic conditions in a male or female, the pelvic conditions including incontinence (various forms such as fecal incontinence, stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, etc.), vaginal prolapse (including various forms such as enterocele, cystocele, rectocele, apical or vault prolapse, uterine descent, etc.), and other conditions caused by muscle and ligament weakness, the devices and tools including devices and tools for anchoring an implant to tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott L. Sjoquist
  • Patent number: 10736646
    Abstract: Aspects of a device are described herein. The device may comprise: a housing including a track with a plurality of segments; a plunger including a pin located in the track; a sheath extending distally from the housing; a wire extending distally from the plunger into the sheath; and an end effector on a distal end of the wire, wherein the housing is movable relative to the plunger to move the pin between the plurality of segments, and each of the plurality of segments corresponds with a position of the end effector relative to the sheath. Related devices, kits, and methods also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. H. Chu
  • Patent number: 10736638
    Abstract: A device for applying a tissue healing agent includes an insertion member extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending therethrough, a delivery element including a first surface and a second surface opposing one another, the delivery element movable between a closed configuration, in which the delivery element is compressed to be received within the channel, and an open configuration, in which the delivery element is substantially planar, and a first tissue healing agent formed in a sheet configuration and disposed on the first surface of the delivery element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Meghan Elizabeth Soens, Andrew Schaubhut, Caroline Riedel, Sergey Kantsevoy
  • Patent number: 10737060
    Abstract: A hub assembly for connection to a medical device having a built in strain relief. The hub assembly may comprise a hub body having a proximal end and a distal end. A lumen may extend from the proximal end to the distal end of the hub body. The distal end of the hub body may have a rounded surface. The rounded surface may have a radius of curvature of greater than 1 millimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ajay Gupta, David Raab, Mark S. Smith, Ken Fredrikson
  • Publication number: 20200252526
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a visualization device may include an image sensor, a lens for focusing light onto the image sensor, a first end, a second end opposite the first end, a lateral wall surface extending between the first end and the second end, and a coating on the lateral wall surface. The coating may include at least one of an electrically-insulating layer and a light-blocking layer, and may be deposited on the lateral wall surface using, for example, physical vapor deposition (PVD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance Adam FREESEMAN, Danielle FRANKSON, Benn HORRISBERGER, Kenneth GUNTER, Mark D. WOOD, Paul D. AQUILINO, James P. ROHL, James A. KLOS
  • Publication number: 20200246067
    Abstract: A tissue resection device comprises inner and outer coaxial sleeves. The outer sleeve has a cutting window formed therein, and the inner sleeve has a distal cutting end that can be reciprocated past the cutting window. The sleeves comprise electrodes to provide electrosurgical cutting, and an edge portion of the window includes a dielectric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: AARON GERMAIN, KYLE KLEIN, MICHAEL D. WALKER, BENEDEK ORCZY-TIMKO
  • Publication number: 20200245963
    Abstract: Aspects of stone identification methods and systems are described. According to one aspect, an exemplary method comprises: transmitting to a processing unit, with an imaging element mounted on a distal end of a scope, image data about a stone object inside a body cavity; generating from the image data, with the processing unit, a visual representation of the stone object and the body cavity; establishing from a user input, with the processing unit, a scale for the visual representation; determining from the visual representation, with the processing unit, a size of the stone object on the scale; comparing, with the processing unit, the size of the stone object with a predetermined maximum size to determine a removal status; and augmenting, with the processing unit, the visual representation to include an indicator responsive to the removal status. Associated systems are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. PEREIRA, Michael S. H. CHU, Elizabeth STOKLEY, David SALTO, Candace RHODES
  • Patent number: 10729492
    Abstract: Adjacent tissue layers can be accessed using a catheter device with a distal tip having a conductive portion including a first cutting feature and one or more projections extending from the first cutting feature towards an outer diameter of the distal tip. Electrical energy can be supplied to the conductive portion of the device to cut tissue. A stent can be delivered to form a fluid communication between the adjacent tissue layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Brown, Sith Khoune, Keke Lepulu, Ryan Donovan, Kenneth F. Binmoeller
  • Patent number: 10729460
    Abstract: An atherectomy device is disclosed herein. The atherectomy device includes a first drive shaft, a second drive shaft, a handle assembly, and a cutting member. The first drive shaft extends distally from the handle assembly and includes the cutting member mounted on a distal end region of the first drive shaft. The second drive shaft extends distally from the handle assembly to a distal end of the second drive shaft such that both the first and the second drive shafts are rotatable relative to the handle assembly, and the first drive shaft is rotatable independent of the second drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC
    Inventors: Jan Weber, James M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10729337
    Abstract: The present application relates to systems and methods for non-invasively determining at least one of left ventricular end diastolic pressure (LVEDP) or pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) in a subject's heart, comprising: receiving, by a computer, a plurality of signals from a plurality of non-invasive sensors that measure a plurality of physiological effects that are correlated with functioning of said subject's heart, said plurality of physiological effects including at least one signal correlated with left ventricular blood pressure and at least one signal correlated with timing of heartbeat cycles of said subject's heart; training a machine learning model on said computer using said plurality of signals for periods of time in which said plurality of signals were being generated during a heart failure event of said subject's heart; determining said LVEDP or PCWP using said machine learning model at a time subsequent to said training and subsequent to said heart failure event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: The Johns Hopkins University, Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Qian Liu, Nichaluk Leartprapun, Jackline Wanjala, Soumyadipta Acharya, Andrew Bicek, Viachaslau Barodka, Umang Anand, Majd Alghatrif, David Kass, B. Westbrook Bernier, Chao-Wei Hwang, Peter Johnston, Trent Langston
  • Patent number: 10729315
    Abstract: A medical device may include a sheath extending from a proximal end to a distal end. The medical device may further include a light source coupled to the sheath. The light source may have a first state in which light is not emitted distally of sheath and a second state where the light source emits a visual pattern distally of the distal end of the sheath. The visual pattern may represent a cross-sectional dimension of a structural feature of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Christopher L. Oskin, Arpita Banerjee, Sandesh Gavade, Abhijit Takale, Pavan Misra
  • Patent number: 10729893
    Abstract: A medical balloon catheter including a catheter shaft and an inflatable balloon secured to a distal portion of the catheter shaft. One or more cutting blades are secured to the inflatable balloon by a first polymeric adhesive material forming a mounting pad encasing a base portion of the cutting blade therein, and a second polymeric adhesive material adhesively bonding the mounting pad to a surface of the balloon. The first polymeric adhesive material has a first ductility and the second polymeric adhesive material has a second ductility greater than the first ductility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Manderfeld, James Q. Feng
  • Patent number: 10729547
    Abstract: The present application is generally directed to an expandable sleeve component of an implantable penile prosthesis, to a prosthesis containing the sleeve, and to related methods of preparation and use. More specifically, the present application is directed to an implantable penile prosthesis having a cylindrical polymeric (e.g., extruded, molded, etc.) sleeve for controlling cylinder expansion upon placement of the prosthesis within a corpus cavemosum and expansion during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Darnell, Robert J. Berkenes, Robert L. Rykhus
  • Patent number: 10729526
    Abstract: A catheter assembly comprises a catheter having a distal end and a longitudinal axis, a stent disposed about the distal end of the catheter, and a stent protector. The stent protector has a stent covering portion disposed about the stent and a catheter engagement portion that removably engages the stent protector to the catheter assembly. The stent covering portion is disposed about the stent without substantially engaging the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Wasdyke, Michael D. Johnson, Shawn Sorenson, Raymond Adney, Ram Periakaruppan, Matt Heidner, Sean McNulty, Pu Zhou
  • Patent number: 10729528
    Abstract: A valve to perform lung volume reduction procedures is described. The valve is formed of a braided structure that is adapted for endoscopic insertion in a bronchial passage of a patient's lung. The braided structure has a proximal end and a distal end and is covered with a non porous coating adapted to prevent flow of air into the. A constricted portion of the braided structure is used to prevent flow of air through a central lumen of the structure, and to define at least one funnel shaped portion. The funnel shaped portion blocks the flow of air towards the constriction, i.e. towards the core of the lung. At least one hole is formed in the braided structure to permit flow of mucus from the distal end to the proximal end, to be expelled out of the lungs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Claude Clerc