Patents Assigned to Boston Scientific SciMed, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210220013
    Abstract: A medical device system may include an elongate shaft having a lumen extending from a proximal end to a distal end, a proximal release wire, and a distal release wire. The proximal release wire may extend distally from a proximal end configured to remain outside the body to a distal end and may be slidably disposed within the lumen of the elongate shaft. The proximal release wire may include a distal stopper coupled to the distal end thereof. The distal release wire may extend distally from a proximal end to a distal end and may be slidably disposed within the lumen of the elongate shaft. The proximal end of the distal release wire may be slidably coupled to the distal end of the proximal release wire. The distal release wire may be configured to releasably attach a medical device to the distal end of the elongate shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ramon Libarnes, Timothy A. Ostroot, Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Eric Douglas Nygaard
  • Patent number: 11065113
    Abstract: A tubular seal includes an outflow end region and an inflow end region. The inflow end region is a portion of a polymeric web retaining a woven fabric, wherein the woven fabric has a non-linear edge defining an interface between the inflow end region and the outflow end region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. H. Backus, Loren M. Crow
  • Patent number: 11064972
    Abstract: A method for generating an ultrasound image includes receiving a sequence of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) data obtained as an IVUS imager moves through a body lumen; identifying at least one bifurcation of the body lumen from the sequence of IVUS data; determining a bifurcation angle between two branches of the body lumen; and displaying a longitudinal view of the body lumen using the IVUS data and incorporating the bifurcation angle to angularly align portions of the longitudinal view corresponding to the two portions of the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Simone Balocco, Marina Alberti, Carlo Gatta, Francesco Ciompi, Oriol Pujol, Xavier Carrillo, Josepa Mauri Ferre, Oriol Rodriguez, Eduard Fernandez-Nofrerias, Petia Radeva
  • Patent number: 11065141
    Abstract: The reconstrainment band includes a hollow generally tubular shaped band having proximal and distal ends and having an exterior surface for engaging a stent and an interior surface for engaging a delivery tube. The exterior surface has at least one fin projecting therefrom along the longitudinal axis of the band. The fin has at least one obtusely shaped surface relative to the longitudinal axis and facing one of the ends. The reconstrainment band is included in a delivery device for intraluminally positioning and deploying a radially distensible stent. Reconstrainment of a partially deployed stent is provided by the delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, John J. Damarati, John O. McWeeney
  • Patent number: 11064869
    Abstract: Several embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to medical visualization systems that comprise combinations of disposable and resuable components, such as catheters, functional handles, hubs, optical devices, etc. Other embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to features and aspects of an in-vivo visualization system that comprises an endoscope having a working channel through which a catheter having viewing capabilities is routed. the catheter may obtain viewing capabilities by being constructed as a vision catheter or by having a fiberscope or other viewing device selectively routed through one of its channels. The catheter is preferably of the steerable type so that the distal end of the catheter may be steered from its proximal end as it is advanced with the body. A suitable use for the in-vivo visualization system includes but is not limited to diagnosis and/or treatment of the duodenum, and particularly the biliary tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John O. McWeeney, Michael S. H. Chu, Jozef Slanda, Benjamin E. Morris, David W. Robertson, David I. Freed, James F. Schuermann, John B. Golden, Brian Keith Wells, Jesse Leonard Farris, III, Oscar R. Carrillo, Todd A. Hall, Yem Chin, Mark L. Adams
  • Patent number: 11065121
    Abstract: An introducer catheter device comprising a handle and an elongate shaft coupled to the handle and extending therefrom. The shaft defines a lumen therethrough, a longitudinal axis, and a first aperture in connection with the lumen. The shaft includes a movable deployment element configured for deploying an ancillary device from the first aperture at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James P. Rohl, David J. Lehse, Devon N. Arnholt, Benn Horrisberger, Joel T. Eggert, Peter M. Pollak, Joseph A. Dearani, Katherine Lorraine Baldwin
  • Patent number: 11066222
    Abstract: A package may include a front panel and a back panel opposite the front panel, each including a top end and a bottom end, and a first side panel and a second side panel each extending between the front panel and the back panel. The front panel includes a front panel perforation extending from the first side panel to the second side panel. The back panel includes a back panel perforation extending from the first side panel to the second side panel. The front panel perforation and the back panel perforation may be disposed between the top and bottom ends of the front and back panels, respectively. The first side panel includes a first side panel perforation extending from the front panel perforation to the back panel perforation. The second side panel includes a hinge element extending from the front panel perforation to the back panel perforation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Woodard Lorence
  • Publication number: 20210212556
    Abstract: Medical devices and related methods are described. The medical device may include a shaft, a handle housing a proximal portion of the shaft, and a lock having a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration of the lock, the shaft may be rotatable about a longitudinal axis of the shaft relative to the handle, and, in the second configuration of the lock, the shaft may be stationary relative to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Man Minh NGUYEN, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, Evan WILDER, James WELDON, Sean POWELL
  • Publication number: 20210212557
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for facilitating control of a tool or tools. The systems can allow a user to control multiple degrees of freedom. One such system allows a user to control multiple degrees of freedom of two tools simultaneously. Another such system allows a user to control multiple degrees of freedom with a single hand. Frames and rails for supporting and/or constraining movement of a tool or tools are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry WEITZNER, Paul J. SMITH, John B. GOLDEN, Brian J. INTOCCIA, Naroun SUON, William J. SHAW
  • Publication number: 20210213249
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device includes a catheter having a proximal end region and a distal tip and an array of sealed chambers disposed along the distal tip, wherein each of the chambers includes a distal membrane disposed along an outer surface of the distal tip and a proximal membrane extending radially inward from the outer surface. Further, each proximal membrane is configured to shift between a first position and an expanded position in response to a change in pressure within the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: AIDEN FLANAGAN, FINN MATTHEWS
  • Publication number: 20210212848
    Abstract: An illustrative stent includes an elongated tubular member comprising at least one strut or filament forming a tubular wall having a plurality of cells extending through a thickness of the tubular wall. The elongated tubular member may be configured to move between a radially collapsed configuration and a radially expanded configuration. A coating is disposed on the elongated tubular member and spanning the plurality of cells. The coating forms a pocket within at least some of the cells of the plurality of cells and extends radially inward of the tubular wall to define a void. In some instances, a partition or wall is positioned within at least some of the pockets and transects the void.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: GARY GILMARTIN, LOUIS MCNERN, MICHAEL WALSH
  • Patent number: 11058307
    Abstract: Medical devices including optical connector cable assemblies are disclosed. An optical connector cable assembly may include an optical connector cable having a first optical fiber extending therefrom. The optical connector cable may include a distal connector configured to connect to a guidewire. The distal connector may include an inner housing and a guidewire locking mechanism. The distal connector may also include an actuator. Actuation of the actuator may move the inner housing from a first position to a second position. When the inner housing is in the first position the guidewire locking mechanism is configured to secure the guidewire and the guidewire is rotatable with respect to the optical connector cable. When the inner housing is in the second position the guidewire locking mechanism is in an open state for receiving or removing the guidewire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Misha Young, Peter Thornton, Jr., Alfonso D'Alessandro, Corey Higham
  • Patent number: 11058345
    Abstract: A method for evaluating a gastrointestinal tract of a subject may comprise using a sensor located in the subject to obtain data regarding qualities of a tissue of the gastrointestinal tract; using the obtained data, determining a measure of perfusion of blood in the tissue; using the obtained data, determining a measure of thickness of the tissue; using the measure of perfusion and the measure of thickness, determining a measure of inflammation of the tissue; and using one or more of the measure of perfusion, the measure of thickness, and the measure of inflammation, classifying a state of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Wilfred Duval, Namita M. Kallur
  • Patent number: 11058321
    Abstract: A tracking system that includes a sensor and a current driver. The sensor includes a substrate and magnetic sensor components configured to sense one or more magnetic fields and provide signals corresponding to the one or more magnetic fields. The magnetic sensor components are on the substrate and the substrate includes one or more conductive paths connected to one or more of the magnetic sensor components and intersecting one or more footprints of the magnetic sensor components. The current driver is configured to provide a regulated current to the one or more conductive paths intersecting the one or more footprints of the magnetic sensor components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Hein
  • Patent number: 11058416
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a medical device includes a needle and a catch. The catch has a body portion. The body portion of the catch defines a cavity. The catch is configured to be coupled to the needle such that at least a portion of the needle is disposed within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Zoll, Peter J. Pereira, Timothy P. Harrah, Michael S. H. Chu, Jozef Slanda
  • Patent number: 11058771
    Abstract: A patch for treating vascular ulcers caused by excessive enzymatic activity may include a substrate configured to span a vascular ulcer as well as a linking material that is disposed relative to the substrate and has an affinity for an enzyme involved in causing the vascular ulcer. A magnetic material may be coupled to the linking material. In some cases, the enzymes involved in causing the vascular ulcer may become coupled to the linking material and thus become coupled to the magnetic material so that that the enzymes can be removed by applying a magnetic field in the proximity of the vascular ulcer. The enzymes may include matrix metalloproteinases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Hunt
  • Publication number: 20210205548
    Abstract: A medical device that includes an enclosure for storing an agent, an agitator positioned adjacent to or within the enclosure and configured to oscillate relative to the enclosure, and an outlet having a first end in fluid communication with the enclosure and a second end in fluid communication with a channel of a delivery tube. Oscillation of the agitator causes the agent to move toward the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie LEHTINEN, Lauren LYDECKER, Andrew PIC, Gerald FREDRICKSON, Ra Nam
  • Publication number: 20210205543
    Abstract: A device for delivering an agent may comprise a chamber for receiving agent through an agent inlet; and a body received within the chamber. The body may be movable in first and second directions along a longitudinal axis of the chamber. In a first configuration of the body, an amount of the agent may flow into the chamber via the agent inlet. In a second configuration of the body, the agent is prevented from flowing into the chamber via the agent inlet. When the body is transitioned from the first configuration to the second configuration, the amount of the agent may be moved from a first position along the longitudinal axis of the chamber to a second position along the longitudinal axis of the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew PIC, Laurie LEHTINEN, Collin MURRAY, Nicholas SEAGRAVE
  • Publication number: 20210205541
    Abstract: A medical device may comprise a flexible sheath defining a lumen extending from a proximal end of the sheath to a distal end of the sheath. The sheath may include a piston slidably received within the lumen; an agent disposed in the lumen distal to the piston; and pneumatic fluid disposed in the lumen proximal of the piston. The device may also comprise handle at a proximal end of the sheath, the handle including: a plunger received in a reservoir, wherein the reservoir is in fluid communication with the lumen. The reservoir may contain pneumatic fluid. The handle may also include a gear. An amount of rotation of the gear in a first direction may correspond to an amount that the plunger advances distally in the reservoir to displace pneumatic fluid. The displacement of the pneumatic fluid may advance the piston distally to deliver an amount of agent from the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph KING, Andrew PIC, John FAVREAU
  • Patent number: 11054596
    Abstract: A laser delivery device may include a connector portion at a proximal end of the laser delivery device and an optical fiber connecting the connector portion to a distal end of the laser delivery device. The connector portion may include a capillary at least partially surrounding a proximal portion of the optical fiber, and the capillary may include dimples on at least a portion of a circumferential surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Yihlih Peng, Wen-Jui Ray Chia, Thomas Charles Hasenberg