Patents Assigned to Boston Scientific SciMed, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20220249829
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed towards apparatuses, systems, and methods that may include a blood pump. The blood pump may include a magnetic field source and an impeller assembly. The impeller assembly includes an impeller and a driven magnet. The driven magnet is longitudinally offset and distally disposed relative to the magnetic field source, and the driven magnet is rotatable and longitudinally controlled by the magnetic field source. The driven magnet includes a distal side, the distal side faces the impeller. The blood pump further includes a bearing assembly near the distal side of the driven magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Edwards, Steven R. Larsen, Travis J. Schauer, Jeffrey Lucas, Lloyd Radman, Sam Murthy
  • Patent number: 11406802
    Abstract: Devices and methods for trimming a stent to a desired length with an outer tube and an inner tube having a distal end and a diameter configured to receive a portion of the stent in excess of the desired length. The inner tube may move within the outer tube and the distal end may include an end effector configured to trim the portion from the stent while the device and stent are within a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kimberly DeGraaf, Peter J. Pereira, Manuel Teixeira, William A. Sturos, Jefferson R. Alpizar, Jozef Slanda, Mark Hera, Michael S. H. Chu, David Salto
  • Patent number: 11406522
    Abstract: A medical device may include a tubular sleeve configured for implantation in a body lumen, the sleeve having a first configuration with a first rigidity and a second configuration with a second rigidity greater than the first rigidity, the sleeve including: a flexible membrane defining an interior lumen; and a channel extending along the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, David R. Wulfman, Damien V. Nolan, Martin Hynes, Matthew Montague, Thomas M. Keating, Adeniyi O. Aremu
  • Patent number: 11406771
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present disclosure, an apparatus for delivering a powdered agent into a subject's body may include a powder chamber housing the powdered agent. The apparatus also may include a chassis in fluid connection with the powder chamber. The chassis may include a first passage for receiving a pressurized gas, a second passage for receiving the powdered agent from the powder chamber, and a junction in fluid communication with the first passage and the second passage. At least a first portion of the pressurized gas is introduced into the powdered agent at the junction to fluidize the powdered agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Amanda Lynn Smith, Gerald Fredrickson, Dennis Brian Hubbard, Jr., Stan Robert Gilbert, Caitlyn Emily Bintz, Andrew Pic
  • Patent number: 11406253
    Abstract: According to one aspect, an endoscope system may include a shaft having a proximal end and a distal portion configured for insertion into a subject. The distal portion may have a distal end. The shaft may also include a lumen extending between the proximal end and the distal end. The lumen may be configured to receive an instrument extendable through the lumen of the shaft. The endoscope system may also include a visualization system coupled to the shaft for visualizing a region distal to the distal end of the shaft. The endoscope system may also include a handle coupled to the proximal end of the shaft. The handle may be configured for gripping by a user. The handle may include a shaft control system for controlling operation of the shaft. The handle may also include an instrument control system for controlling operation of an instrument extendable through the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Christopher L. Oskin, Derrick Lenz, Arpita Banerjee, Sandesh Gavade, Pavan Misra, Abhijit Takale
  • Patent number: 11406247
    Abstract: Various apparatuses to attach a first medical device to a second medical device are described that allow the physician to grasp only a single device while the other device remains securely attached to the one being grasped. The apparatuses, once they are attached to the first medical device, are designed to be easily and quickly attached and detached to a second medical device, normally only requiring the use of one hand. Furthermore, the apparatuses oftentimes include a base that can easily couple and decouple from the portion that is attached to the second medical device so that if the need arises to separately use the second medical device, it can be decoupled from the first medical device without completely removing the apparatus from the second medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Golden, John O. McWeeney, Christopher A. Benning, Robert Castoldi, John F. Howard, Brian Intoccia, Gary Kappel, William L. Churchill
  • Patent number: 11406483
    Abstract: The present invention provides an artificial sphincter employing an easily controlled electro-mechanical pump system. The artificial sphincter includes an inflatable cuff, a control pump fluidly coupled to the inflatable cuff, and an electro-mechanical pump system. The inflatable cuff is adapted to surround a urethra or rectum of the patient to facilitate continence. An inflation element or balloon can be included to further control pressure to the cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan G. Wirbisky, Andrew P. VanDeWeghe
  • Patent number: 11406256
    Abstract: A system for performing minimally invasive procedures in a body lumen of a patient including a flexible catheter having a first lumen configured and dimensioned to receive an endoscope therethrough and a second lumen configured and dimensioned to receive a first flexible tube therethrough. The first flexible tube is movable through the second lumen and has a distal portion including a first curve extending in a first direction with respect to the longitudinal axis and a second curve extending in a second different direction with respect to the longitudinal axis. A retractor system is positioned at a distal portion of the catheter and is movable from a non-expanded insertion position to an expanded position forming an expanded cage to form a larger working space. The distal portion of the first flexible tube is movable within the expanded cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Piskun, John To, Brian Tang, Mariel Fabro, Oleg Shikhman
  • Publication number: 20220240856
    Abstract: A medical system for monitoring a left atrial pressure in a heart of a patient may include an implantable device including an expandable framework and a first sensor secured to the expandable framework and an external component configured to communicate wirelessly with the implantable device. The first sensor may be configured to detect a first measurement. The first sensor may be a pressure sensor and the first measurement may be the left atrial pressure. The implantable device or the external component may include a processor configured to create a first trend for the first measurement. The processor may be configured to use the first trend to modify the first measurement prior to outputting a corrected result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Bin Mi, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20220240761
    Abstract: An attachment for an imaging device may include a first sheath including a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending between the proximal end and the distal end; a second sheath positioned around an exterior of the first sheath; and a connector coupled to the first sheath and configured to be coupled to the imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. HARRAH, Christopher L. OSKIN, Derrick LENZ, Arpita BANERJEE, Pavan MISRA, Abhijit TAKALE, Sandesh GAVADE
  • Publication number: 20220243009
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present disclosure pertains to multi-arm polymers that comprise a core, a plurality of polymer segments having a first end that is covalently attached to the core and a second end comprising a moiety that comprises a reactive group, wherein the polymer segments comprise one or more free-radical-polymerizable monomers. In some aspects, systems are provided that comprise a first composition comprising such a multi-arm polymer and a second composition comprising a multifunctional compound that comprises functional groups that are reactive with the reactive groups of the multi-arm polymer. In some aspects, systems are provided that comprise crosslinked reaction products of such a multi-arm polymer and such a multifunctional compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Delaney, JR., Carey Rehder, Tatyana Dyndikova, John Kummailil
  • Patent number: 11399817
    Abstract: A device for treating tissue may include a tissue expander configured to be inserted into a body lumen and stretch tissue surrounding the body lumen, and a tool configured to be coupled to the tissue expander and move along a path defined by the tissue expander.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Laura Finn Miller, Jonathan Patrick Wittrock, Ryan S. Bennett, Timothy Lawrence Rubesch, Corey Tillman, Kevin Martin
  • Patent number: 11399764
    Abstract: A phrenic nerve pacing monitor assembly for a cryogenic balloon catheter system used during a cryoablation procedure, which monitors movement of a diaphragm of a patient, includes a pacing detector and a safety system. The pacing detector directly monitors movement of the diaphragm of the patient to detect when phrenic nerve pacing is occurring. Additionally, the pacing detector generates monitor output based on the movement of the diaphragm of the patient. The safety system receives the monitor output and based at least in part on the monitor output selectively provides an alert when movement of the diaphragm of the patient is atypical. The safety system is configured to provide the alert only while at least one of (i) phrenic nerve pacing is occurring, and (ii) cryoablation is occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Jung, Chadi Harmouche
  • Patent number: 11399892
    Abstract: A side-fire laser fiber includes an optical fiber having a distal end and a fiber cap. The fiber cap is coupled to the distal end of the optical fiber and includes a molded reflective surface and a sealed cavity. The molded reflective surface defines a wall of the cavity. Laser energy discharged from the distal end along a central axis of the optical fiber is reflected off the molded reflective surface in a direction that is transverse to the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Honggang Yu, Rongwei Jason Xuan, Jian James Zhang
  • Patent number: 11399835
    Abstract: A clipping device includes a clip including a capsule and a pair of clip arms movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration. A tension member includes a distal portion and a proximal portion, a pair of protrusions extending from opposing surfaces of the proximal portion to be received within openings extending through proximal ends of the clip arms, the proximal portion including a relief to define a pair of fingers separated from one another at proximal ends thereof. A yoke including a central portion including a recess formed at a distal end thereof, the recess sized and shaped to releasably receive the pair of fingers of the tension member, the pair of fingers configured to flex toward one another when a predetermined force is exerted thereon to release the pair of fingers from the recess and disengage the tension member from the yoke during deployment of the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Congdon, Laurie A. Lehtinen, Alex Roberts
  • Patent number: 11399943
    Abstract: According to a general aspect, an insertion device can include an elongate barrel having an opening defined in a distal end; a lumen defined within the elongate barrel, the lumen being accessible through the opening; and an obturator disposed within the lumen of the elongate barrel. The obturator can be movable within the lumen between a proximal position in the elongate barrel and a distal position in the elongate barrel. The obturator, in its distal position in the elongate barrel, can be configured to receive a needle via the opening. The obturator, in its proximal position in the elongate barrel, can be configured to secure the needle within the elongate barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Tah, Brian P. Watschke, Matthew Lee Nelson, John Christian Kulaga, Kyle Pickett
  • Patent number: 11399821
    Abstract: A control handle for use with a suture device operable through an endoscope includes a grip attachment configured to be secured to an endoscope and a control housing operably secured to the grip attachment. A catheter housing is moveably disposed within the control housing and adapted to releasably secure the suture catheter such that translation of the catheter housing causes translation of the suture catheter. A lever is rotatably securable relative to the catheter housing such that rotation of the lever relative to the catheter housing causes the catheter housing to move relative to the control housing. A sliding tab is disposed relative to the lever such that movement of the sliding tab relative to the lever causes the suture catheter to translate relative to the control wire disposed within the suture catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Deuel, Shaun D. Comee, Kevin Windheuser, Todd M. Pfizenmaier, Briana J. Moretti, Stan Gilbert, Thomas Jones, Ashrita Raghuram, Andrew Jones, Evan Hunter Williams, Brian Yoo
  • Patent number: 11399862
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to systems and methods for intravascular lesion disruption. In an embodiment, a catheter system for imparting pressure to induce fractures upon a vascular lesion within or adjacent a blood vessel wall is included. The system includes a catheter configured to advance to a vascular lesion, the catheter including an elongate shaft that defines at least a first orifice for fluid flow; a balloon, coupled to the elongate shaft, that surrounds the first orifice where the balloon can expand from a collapsed configuration suitable for advancing the catheter through a patient's vasculature to a first expanded configuration suitable for anchoring the catheter in position relative to a treatment site; and a propulsion system configured to propel a fluid from the first orifice toward the balloon wall to create an inertial impulse in a vessel wall to transfer momentum to the vascular lesion. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Frank Massimini, Roger W. McGowan, Christopher Smuk, Binh C. Tran
  • Patent number: 11399702
    Abstract: A medical device includes a sheath extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and a handle coupled to the proximal end of the sheath. The handle includes a deflection lever coupled thereto. The deflection lever is rotatable proximally and distally along the handle to deflect a distal end of the shaft to which it is operably coupled and a locking mechanism movable between an locked configuration in which the locking mechanism engages an engagement feature on the outer surface of the handle, preventing the deflection lever from rotating and locking the distal end of the shaft in a desired position, and an unlocked configuration in which the locking mechanism releases the engagement feature to allow rotation of the deflection lever and deflection of the distal end of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Richard C. Tah
  • Patent number: D959665
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Gonzalo Jose Saenz Villalobos, Daniel Calvo Camacho, Rafael Berenzon, Shawn Ryan