Patents by Inventor Adam D. Grovender

Adam D. Grovender has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200146716
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes an inner liner including a lumen, a distal region and at least one folded portion extending along the distal region. The introducer also includes a reinforcing member having a length and including at least one spine extending along the length of the reinforcing member. The introducer also includes a sheath disposed along at least a portion of the introducer, wherein the sheath includes at least one perforation, wherein material adjacent to the at least one folded portion is removed from a distal portion of the introducer to form a tip region. The introducer also includes a tip member disposed along the tip region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mimi Trinh Fitterer, Takashi H. Ino, Randy S. Gamarra, Floriza Q. Escalona, Frederick J. Serrahsu, James M. Anderson, Adam D. Grovender
  • Patent number: 10583277
    Abstract: Balloon catheter and methods for making and using balloon catheters are disclosed. An example balloon catheter may include a proximal shaft. A midshaft may be attached to the proximal shaft. The midshaft may have an outer wall. A distal shaft may be attached to the midshaft. A balloon may be coupled to the distal shaft. An inflation lumen may be defined that extends from the proximal shaft, through the midshaft, and into the distal shaft. The inflation lumen may be in fluid communication with the balloon. A core wire may be disposed within the inflation lumen and may be attached to the midshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Rundquist, Eric Petersen, Jeffry Johnson, Roger W. McGowan, Chuanjing Xu, Adam D. Grovender
  • Patent number: 10548631
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes an inner liner including a lumen, a distal region and at least one folded portion extending along the distal region. The introducer also includes a reinforcing member having a length and including at least one spine extending along the length of the reinforcing member. The introducer also includes a sheath disposed along at least a portion of the introducer, wherein the sheath includes at least one perforation, wherein material adjacent to the at least one folded portion is removed from a distal portion of the introducer to form a tip region. The introducer also includes a tip member disposed along the tip region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Mimi Trinh Fitterer, Takashi H. Ino, Randy S. Gamarra, Floriza Q. Escalona, Frederick J. Serrahsu, James M. Anderson, Adam D. Grovender
  • Publication number: 20190117044
    Abstract: A direct visualization catheter includes a handle, a balloon, an elongate shaft, and a camera assembly. The elongate shaft has a proximal end and a distal end opposite the proximal end. The proximal end is coupled to the handle. The distal end is coupled to the balloon and defines a longitudinal axis. The camera assembly is coupled to the distal end of the elongate shaft and is disposed within the balloon. The camera assembly includes a camera and an adjustment mechanism for varying a configuration of the camera relative to the distal end of the elongate shaft between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration. The camera faces primarily in a radial direction in the delivery configuration and the camera faces primarily in an axial direction in the deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Adam D. Grovender, Eric M. Petersen, David Raab, Mark S. Smith, Cass A. Hanson, Timothy A. Ostroot
  • Patent number: 9986917
    Abstract: A sensor device for sensing endoluminal geometry may include an expandable element disposed on the distal region of a shaft. The expandable element may be configured to move a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration. The expandable element may include one or more sensor elements configured to sense proximity of the sensor element to tissue. The sensor device may include an indicator configured to distinguish between contact of the sensor element with tissue, loss of contact and proximity of the sensor element to tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Adam D. Grovender, James M. Anderson, Joel N. Groff, Martin R. Willard
  • Publication number: 20170252062
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes an inner liner including a lumen, a distal region and at least one folded portion extending along the distal region. The introducer also includes a reinforcing member having a length and including at least one spine extending along the length of the reinforcing member. The introducer also includes a sheath disposed along at least a portion of the introducer, wherein the sheath includes at least one perforation, wherein material adjacent to the at least one folded portion is removed from a distal portion of the introducer to form a tip region. The introducer also includes a tip member disposed along the tip region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mimi Trinh Fitterer, Takashi H. Ino, Randy S. Gamarra, Floriza Q. Escalona, Frederick J. Serrahsu, James M. Anderson, Adam D. Grovender
  • Patent number: 9687634
    Abstract: An elongate shaft of a medical catheter including a thermoset polymeric tubular member including a skived distal portion. The skived distal portion includes a distally extending trough having a convex surface and a concave surface. A thermoplastic tubular sleeve may be positioned over at least a portion of the skived distal portion of the thermoset polymeric tubular member. In some instances, the thermoplastic tubular sleeve includes a crescent-shaped tubular portion defining a crescent-shaped lumen. The trough of the skived distal portion may extend through the crescent-shaped lumen. The thermoplastic tubular sleeve is thermally bonded to the inner and outer tubular members of a distal section of the elongate shaft at a guidewire port joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam D. Grovender, Benjamin P. Gundale, Thomas Knowles, Roger W. McGowan, Charles Rundquist, Chuanjing Xu, Todd Rowe
  • Publication number: 20160129227
    Abstract: Balloon catheter and methods for making and using balloon catheters are disclosed. An example balloon catheter may include a proximal shaft. A midshaft may be attached to the proximal shaft. The midshaft may have an outer wall. A distal shaft may be attached to the midshaft. A balloon may be coupled to the distal shaft. An inflation lumen may be defined that extends from the proximal shaft, through the midshaft, and into the distal shaft. The inflation lumen may be in fluid communication with the balloon. A core wire may be disposed within the inflation lumen and may be attached to the midshaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Rundquist, Eric Petersen, Jeffry Johnson, Roger W. McGowan, Chuanjing Xu, Adam D. Grovender
  • Publication number: 20160051798
    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: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL CHRISTOPHER WEBER, ROSS A. OLSON, ADAM D. GROVENDER, BRIAN CORNWELL
  • Patent number: 9265920
    Abstract: Balloon catheter and methods for making and using balloon catheters are disclosed. An example balloon catheter may include a proximal shaft. A midshaft may be attached to the proximal shaft. The midshaft may have an outer wall. A distal shaft may be attached to the midshaft. A balloon may be coupled to the distal shaft. An inflation lumen may be defined that extends from the proximal shaft, through the midshaft, and into the distal shaft. The inflation lumen may be in fluid communication with the balloon. A core wire may be disposed within the inflation lumen and may be attached to the midshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Rundquist, Eric Petersen, Jeffry Johnson, Roger W. McGowan, Chuanjing Xu, Adam D. Grovender
  • Publication number: 20150223704
    Abstract: A sensor device for sensing endoluminal geometry may include an expandable element disposed on the distal region of a shaft. The expandable element may be configured to move a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration. The expandable element may include one or more sensor elements configured to sense proximity of the sensor element to tissue. The sensor device may include an indicator configured to distinguish between contact of the sensor element with tissue, loss of contact and proximity of the sensor element to tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: PATRICK A. HAVERKOST, ADAM D. GROVENDER, JAMES M. ANDERSON, JOEL N. GROFF, MARTIN R. WILLARD
  • Patent number: 9011511
    Abstract: Balloon catheters and stent delivery systems including bifurcated stent delivery systems are disclosed. An example bifurcated stent delivery system may include an elongate shaft including a proximal section, a midshaft section, and a distal section. The proximal section may include a tubular member having a plurality of slots formed therein. The slots may be arranged in one or more sections having differing slot densities. The midshaft section may include a guidewire port in fluid communication with a guidewire lumen formed in the shaft. A main branch balloon may be coupled to the shaft. A side branch balloon may be disposed adjacent to the main branch balloon. A stent may be disposed on the main branch balloon and on the side branch balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gregorich, Eric Petersen, Adam D. Grovender, David D. Groneberg
  • Publication number: 20140074022
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a loading tool. The loading tool may include a tubular member that is configured to be disposed about a balloon catheter. The tubular member may include a distal portion and a proximal portion. The tubular member may be configured to shift between a first configuration and a shortened configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: RICHARD C. GUNDERSON, ADAM D. GROVENDER, JOEL P. GROVER, ISMAIL GULER, ALLAN C. SHUROS, HUISUN WANG
  • Publication number: 20130331782
    Abstract: An elongate shaft of a medical catheter including a thermoset polymeric tubular member including a skived distal portion. The skived distal portion includes a distally extending trough having a convex surface and a concave surface. A thermoplastic tubular sleeve may be positioned over at least a portion of the skived distal portion of the thermoset polymeric tubular member. In some instances, the thermoplastic tubular sleeve includes a crescent-shaped tubular portion defining a crescent-shaped lumen. The trough of the skived distal portion may extend through the crescent-shaped lumen. The thermoplastic tubular sleeve is thermally bonded to the inner and outer tubular members of a distal section of the elongate shaft at a guidewire port joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam D. Grovender, Benjamin P. Gundale, Thomas Knowles, Roger W. McGowan, Charles Rundquist, Chuanjing Xu, Todd Rowe
  • Patent number: 8512282
    Abstract: An elongate shaft of a medical catheter including a thermoset polymeric tubular member including a skived distal portion. The skived distal portion includes a distally extending trough having a convex surface and a concave surface. A thermoplastic tubular sleeve may be positioned over at least a portion of the skived distal portion of the thermoset polymeric tubular member. In some instances, the thermoplastic tubular sleeve includes a crescent-shaped tubular portion defining a crescent-shaped lumen. The trough of the skived distal portion may extend through the crescent-shaped lumen. The thermoplastic tubular sleeve is thermally bonded to the inner and outer tubular members of a distal section of the elongate shaft at a guidewire port joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam D. Grovender, Benjamin Grundale, Thomas Knowles, Roger W. McGowan, Todd Rowe, Charles Rundquist, Chuanjing Xu
  • Publication number: 20120296366
    Abstract: Balloon catheter and methods for making and using balloon catheters are disclosed. An example balloon catheter may include a proximal shaft. A midshaft may be attached to the proximal shaft. The midshaft may have an outer wall. A distal shaft may be attached to the midshaft. A balloon may be coupled to the distal shaft. An inflation lumen may be defined that extends from the proximal shaft, through the midshaft, and into the distal shaft. The inflation lumen may be in fluid communication with the balloon. A core wire may be disposed within the inflation lumen and may be attached to the midshaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: CHARLES RUNDQUIST, ERIC PETERSEN, JEFFRY JOHNSON, ROGER W. MCGOWAN, CHUANJING XU, ADAM D. GROVENDER
  • Publication number: 20120296367
    Abstract: Balloon catheter and methods for making and using balloon catheters are disclosed. An example balloon catheter may include a proximal shaft. A midshaft may be attached to the proximal shaft. A distal shaft may be attached to the midshaft. A balloon may be coupled to the distal shaft. An inflation lumen may be defined that extends from the proximal shaft, through the midshaft, and into the distal shaft. The inflation lumen may be in fluid communication with the balloon. A core wire may extend through a portion of the inflation lumen. The midshaft may define an interior ridge along a portion of the inflation lumen. The core wire may have a shoulder that abuts the interior ridge of the midshaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: ADAM D. GROVENDER, JEFFRY JOHNSON, PIETER SPITAEL
  • Publication number: 20120239003
    Abstract: Multiple guidewire systems and methods of using are disclosed. In one illustrative embodiment, a guidewire system may include a first guidewire releasably coupled to a second guidewire such that when the guidewire system is advanced through a vessel, the first guidewire may be coupled to the second guidewire. After the guidewire system has been advanced through a vessel, the first guidewire and the second guidewire may be separated. In some instances, the first guidewire may be chemically, mechanically, electrically, and/or mechanically releasably coupled to the second guidewire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Alison J. Julson, Mike P. Meyer, Adam D. Grovender
  • Publication number: 20120059336
    Abstract: An elongate shaft of a medical catheter including a thermoset polymeric tubular member including a skived distal portion. The skived distal portion includes a distally extending trough having a convex surface and a concave surface. A thermoplastic tubular sleeve may be positioned over at least a portion of the skived distal portion of the thermoset polymeric tubular member. In some instances, the thermoplastic tubular sleeve includes a crescent-shaped tubular portion defining a crescent-shaped lumen. The trough of the skived distal portion may extend through the crescent-shaped lumen. The thermoplastic tubular sleeve is thermally bonded to the inner and outer tubular members of a distal section of the elongate shaft at a guidewire port joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Adam D. Grovender, Benjamin Gundale, Thomas Knowles, Roger W. McGowan, Todd Rowe, Charles Rundquist, Chuanjing Xu