Patents Assigned to Boston Scientific SciMed, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20240226512
    Abstract: Balloon catheters having a tapered balloon design and methods for manufacturing tapered balloons. An illustrative method for forming a tapered balloon for use in a medical device may comprise forming a balloon tube, the balloon tube may be formed from a first material and a second material different from the first material, positioning the balloon tube within a balloon mold, and blow molding the tapered balloon tube within the balloon mold to form a balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2024
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Daryl Lee Martin, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Joel M. WasDyke
  • Publication number: 20240225619
    Abstract: A tissue collection system for collecting a sample from the body. The system may comprise a tubular member having a proximal end region and a distal end region and defining a lumen extending from the proximal end region to the distal end region, an elongate shaft slidably disposed within the lumen of the tubular member, the elongate shaft extending from a proximal end region to a distal end region, a tissue collection device disposed adjacent to the distal end region of the elongate shaft, and a filter positioned proximal to a distal end region of the tissue collection device when the tissue collection device is in a use configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2024
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter L. Dayton, John B. Golden, James Weldon
  • Publication number: 20240226459
    Abstract: A medical device includes a handle having a first end and a second end, a mixer positioned within the handle and an adapter coupled to the second end of the handle. A delivery needle includes a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending from the distal end to the proximal end. The proximal end of the delivery needle is coupled to the first end of the handle. A sensor cable includes a distal end and a proximal end, and the proximal end of the sensor cable is positioned within the handle, and the distal end extends distally through the lumen of the delivery needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Brian Graveley, Benjamin Cleveland, Daniel J. Foster, Katie Knowles
  • Publication number: 20240225623
    Abstract: A tissue collection system for collecting a sample from the body. The tissue collection system may comprise a tubular member having a proximal end region and a distal end region and defining a lumen extending from the proximal end region to the distal end region, an elongate shaft slidably disposed within the lumen of the tubular member, the elongate shaft extending from a proximal end region to a distal end region, and a tissue collection member disposed adjacent to the distal end region. The tissue collection member may comprise a helically wound coil including a plurality of windings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2024
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James Weldon, Paul Smith, Madinah Shamsu, Andrew James Schaubhut, Jeffrey V. Bean
  • Publication number: 20240225624
    Abstract: A tissue collection system for collection a sample from the body. The system may include an outer tubular member having a proximal end region and a distal end region and defining a lumen extending from the proximal end region to the distal end region, an inner tubular member slidably disposed within the lumen of the outer tubular member, the inner tubular member defining a lumen extending from a proximal end region to a distal end region of the inner tubular member and an expandable tissue collection device disposed adjacent to the distal end region of the inner tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2024
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew James Schaubhut, Peter L. Dayton, James Weldon, Paul Smith, Madinah Shamsu
  • Publication number: 20240226454
    Abstract: A system includes a first cavity with an open upper proximal end and a distal end including a plurality of ports. A second cavity can be concentric with and advanceable through the open upper proximal end of the first cavity. The second cavity can include an open upper proximal end. A plunger can be on a distal end of the second cavity. The plunger can be configured to move a first constituent from the first cavity through at least one of the plurality of ports. A plunger rod can be advanceable through the open upper proximal end of the second cavity and configured to move a second constituent from the first cavity through at least one of the plurality of ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2022
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicants: Boston Scientific Medical Device Limited, Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin CLEVELAND, Nitesh Ghananil BAVISKAR, Junaid Mohammed SHAIKH, Richard Earl GRAFFAM, Joseph HERNANDEZ, Christopher WATSON, Jennie CREEGAN, Kolbein KOLSTE
  • Publication number: 20240225657
    Abstract: An implantable medical device such as a left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) device includes an expandable frame that is moveable between a collapsed configuration for delivery and an expanded configuration for deployment. One or more space filling elements that are adapted to facilitate thrombus formation are secured to the expandable frame. An expandable element spans at least part of the expandable frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2024
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Carly Rogers, Nicholas Lee Tassoni, David John Onushko, Richard Budnar
  • Publication number: 20240225419
    Abstract: A valve assembly with improved sealing. The valve assembly may be configured for use as a suction valve assembly. The valve assembly includes a valve well, and a valve shaft movable with respect to the valve well to shift the valve assembly between off and on configurations. A cylindrical sealing member is circumferentially positioned about the valve shaft to seal around a transverse port extending transversely through the valve shaft and in fluid communication, via a channel within the valve shaft, with an axial port at an end of the valve shaft. The cylindrical seal member seals the transverse port of the valve shaft (and a transverse valve well port in fluid communication therewith) from fluid communication with the axial port of the valve shaft (and an axial valve well port in fluid communication therewith) when the valve shaft assembly is within the valve well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2024
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Juan M. Alvarez Azpeitia
  • Publication number: 20240225673
    Abstract: A medical device including an actuator and a basket at a distal end of the actuator. The basket includes a plurality of wires and a plurality of eyelets extending from at least one wire of the plurality of wires, where the basket is configured to be transitioned from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2024
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard CRAWFORD, Enda CONNAUGHTON, Paul E. TIERNEY, Peter BRADY, Molly PHILLIPS-HUNGERFORD, Naomi GANNON
  • Publication number: 20240225873
    Abstract: Stents, auxiliary compressive structure for stents, and techniques to avoid migration of a deployed stent are provided. An auxiliary support structure can be provided to apply compressive force on the flanges of the stent further compressing the stent or to provide axial or radial support for the flanges. The auxiliary support structures can be integrated into the stent or provided as separate device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2024
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Yeison Calvo, Gian Franco Loo Fuchs, John Thomas Favreau, Richard Kim, Lisa Margaret Sangree, Anthony Frank Tassoni, JR., Serena Scott, Andrew James Schaubhut, Robb Morse Gavalis
  • Publication number: 20240225863
    Abstract: A system for maintaining patency of a body lumen may include a first endoprosthesis configured to shift from a straightened configuration to a helical configuration defining a plurality of loops, and a second endoprosthesis configured to shift from a radially collapsed configuration toward a radially expanded configuration. The plurality of loops defines a passage having an inner diameter. At least a portion of the second endoprosthesis is disposed within the passage in the radially expanded configuration. A method of maintaining patency of a body lumen may include advancing a first endoprosthesis into a first body lumen in a straightened configuration, deploying the first endoprosthesis within the first body lumen in a helical configuration defining a plurality of loops, advancing a second endoprosthesis into the first body lumen in a radially collapsed configuration, and shifting the second endoprosthesis to a radially expanded configuration within the plurality of loops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Jonathan Root, Louis McNern, Daniel Tuck
  • Patent number: 12029476
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering energy to passageways in a patient, such as airways in the lung of a patient for treating asthma. One embodiment of a method for delivering energy to a passageway comprises positioning an access device in a lung airway of a patient and advancing an elongated body of a treatment device along the access device until an energy delivery unit at a distal portion of the elongated body projects from the access device. The method can further include expanding the energy delivery unit such that energy delivery elements contact a sidewall of the airway and activating an energy supply coupled to the treatment device such that energy is delivered to the sidewall of the airway. A single person physically operates both the access device and the treatment device while expanding the energy delivery unit and activating the energy supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Webster, Timothy Dalbec, Huy Phan, William Wizeman, William Evans, Matthew Presta
  • Patent number: 12029405
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue dissection. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to medical devices that lift and retract tissue during a dissection procedure to improve visualization of the target tissue and mitigate obstructions for dissection tools. In particular, the present disclosure relates to devices that transition from a constrained to an unconstrained bowed configuration to immobilize and retract the dissected portion of target tissue during a dissection procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Paul Smith, Danny S. Lee, Scott E. Brechbiel, Jialiang Wang, Sean P. Fleury
  • Patent number: 12029666
    Abstract: An illustrative stent may comprise an elongated tubular member having a first end and a second end and an intermediate region disposed therebetween. The elongated tubular member may include at least one barb attached thereto. The barb may be configured to be tucked under a filament of the stent during delivery of the stent and protrude radially from the stent, when the stent is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Martin Hynes, Damien V. Nolan, Enda Connaughton, Matthew Montague, Thomas M. Keating, Michael Walsh
  • Patent number: 12029890
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods that may include a magnetic drive system of a blood pump. The magnetic drive system may include an impeller, a drive shaft, a driven magnet assembly, a driving magnet assembly, and a flux enhancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis J. Schauer, Joseph Alan Kronstedt, Benjamin Breidall, Megan Johnson
  • Patent number: 12029392
    Abstract: An actuation mechanism for an endoscope is disclosed. The actuation mechanism includes a housing configured to be attached to a handle of the endoscope and a thumbwheel coupled to the housing. Rotation of the thumbwheel causes longitudinal translation of an elongated medical device through a working channel of the endoscope. In some instances, the actuation mechanism includes a drive wheel and/or a roller wheel, wherein the elongate medical device is compressively positioned between the roller wheel and/or the drive wheel. Rotation of the thumbwheel may cause the drive wheel and/or the roller wheel to rotation in opposite rotational directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Michael S H Chu
  • Patent number: 12029477
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present disclosure, a laser fiber may include an optical fiber. The optical fiber may include a proximal portion. The optical fiber also may include a distal portion having a distal end. The optical fiber may be configured to transmit laser energy from the proximal portion to the distal portion for emission of the laser energy from the distal end. The optical fiber also may include a distal tip surrounding the distal portion to protect the distal portion. The distal tip may include a sheet glass material having a laser energy emitting surface. The laser energy emitting surface may be defined by a chemically-strengthened surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Honggang Yu, Rongwei Jason Xuan, Jian Zhang, Charles Alexander Ikan Burdan
  • Patent number: 12029395
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to a container and tube set and methods for fluid delivery, and particularly an integrated container and tube set suitable for use with an endoscope to supply liquids and/or gases to the endoscope. The integrated container and tubes may include a container (e.g., water reservoir) containing a fluid and a gas, and a plurality of tubes integrally formed with the container. The integrated container may include an irrigation supply tube having a first lumen in fluid communication with the fluid, a lens wash supply tube having a second lumen in fluid communication with the fluid, a gas supply tube having a third lumen in operative communication with the gas, and an optional alternative gas supply tube having a fourth lumen in fluid communication with the gas. The lens wash supply tube and the gas supply tube may be formed as a single, multi-lumen tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Pollock, Colby Harris, Ryan Wales
  • Publication number: 20240215807
    Abstract: A medical system includes a plurality of tubes configured to be arranged about a periphery of an insertion device. A lumen of each of the plurality of tubes is configured to receive a medical device. Each of the tubes is configured to be coupled to the periphery of the insertion device and is moveable from a collapsed configuration adjacent the periphery of the insertion device to an expanded configuration further radially outward of the periphery of the insertion device as compared to the collapsed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2024
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. BAGLEY, Serena SCOTT
  • Publication number: 20240215998
    Abstract: A retrieval device may have a contracted state and an expanded state. The retrieval device may include a sheath and at least three support members. Each of the support members may have a first portion with a first cross-sectional shape and a second portion with a second cross-sectional shape different from the first cross-sectional shape. A proximal end fixed of each of the support members may be coupled to the sheath, and a distal end may be movable relative to the sheath. The retrieval device may further include at least three movable members movable relative to the support members. Each movable member may extend through a lumen of one support member of the at least three support members and through a lumen of a different support member of the at least three support members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2024
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S.H. CHU