Patents by Inventor Adam David Grovender

Adam David 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).

  • Patent number: 11076884
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer sheath includes a tubular member including an inner surface, an outer surface and a wall extending therebetween. The introducer further includes a plurality of spine members. The plurality of spine members are positioned radially inward of the outer surface of the tubular member. Further, each of the plurality of the spine members are positioned radially outward of the inner surface of the tubular member. Additionally, the tubular member is designed to shift from a first configuration to a second configuration and the wall has a first thickness in the first position and a second thickness in the second position, the second thickness smaller than the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Adam David Grovender, Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, Heather Hetteen, Uchenna Junior Agu
  • Patent number: 11026719
    Abstract: An introducer sheath may include a tubular member comprising an inner layer and an outer layer coaxially disposed about a central longitudinal axis of the introducer sheath, the tubular member being configured to shift between an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration. The inner layer may be circumferentially discontinuous along at least a portion of its length. At least a first portion of the inner layer may be configured to move circumferentially relative to the outer layer when shifting between the unexpanded and expanded configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Richmon Thoreson, Adam David Grovender, Scott Solberg, David Raab, Benjamin Philip Gundale, Ross A. Olson, James M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10751178
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes a tubular member including an inner layer and an outer layer, the inner layer having an inner surface, an outer surface and wall extending therebetween. The outer layer is disposed along the outer surface of the inner layer. The inner layer includes a plurality of longitudinal channels extending radially outward from the inner surface. Each channel of the plurality of channels has a circumferential width. Further, the tubular member is designed to shift from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration, wherein the width of each channel increases as the tubular member shifts from the unexpanded configuration to the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, James M. Anderson, Heather Hetteen, Adam David Grovender, Uchenna Junior Agu
  • Publication number: 20200139090
    Abstract: Catheters with weeping balloons can be used for various medical purposes. For example, in some embodiments provided herein weeping balloons are used for catheter visualization devices. In some embodiments, weeping balloons are used to deliver therapeutic agents. Weeping balloons can include openings of a selected size and shape through which a fluid gradually flows or “weeps.” The design of the openings can affect performance characteristics such as, but not limited to, fluid flow rate, tear resistance, and mitigation of counter-flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC., MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: JAMES M. ANDERSON, DAVID RAAB, ADAM DAVID GROVENDER, ROGER W. MCGOWAN
  • Publication number: 20200078571
    Abstract: An introducer may include a layered tubular member having an inner liner including at least one folded portion extending along a distal region of the inner liner in a delivery configuration; a reinforcing member disposed over at least a portion of the inner liner, the reinforcing member including a plurality of longitudinal spines defining a plurality of openings disposed between adjacent longitudinal spines, wherein each folded portion is circumferentially overlapped by one of the plurality of openings; and an outer sheath disposed over the reinforcing member, wherein the outer sheath includes at least one perforation circumferentially overlapping each folded portion; and a tip member fixedly attached to a tapered distal region of the layered tubular member. The inner liner may extend to a distal end of the layered tubular member. At least a portion of each folded portion may terminate proximal of the distal end of the layered tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: David Cory Kirt, Gregory Dyer, Adam David Grovender
  • Patent number: 10512759
    Abstract: Catheters with weeping balloons can be used for various medical purposes. For example, in some embodiments provided herein weeping balloons are used for catheter visualization devices. In some embodiments, weeping balloons are used to deliver therapeutic agents. Weeping balloons can include openings of a selected size and shape through which a fluid gradually flows or “weeps.” The design of the openings can affect performance characteristics such as, but not limited to, fluid flow rate, tear resistance, and mitigation of counter-flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC, MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, David Raab, Adam David Grovender, Roger W. McGowan
  • Patent number: 10271972
    Abstract: An endoprosthesis includes a stent having an inner surface defining a lumen and an outer surface; and a polymeric cover on the outer surface of the stent. The polymeric cover includes a base and adhesion elements. When the endoprosthesis is expanded to the expanded state in a lumen defined by a vessel wall, the adhesion elements create an interlock between the vessel wall and the endoprosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ismail Guler, Allan Charles Shuros, Eric A. Mokelke, Adam David Grovender, Joel P. Grover, Timothy Lawrence Rubesch
  • Publication number: 20190083082
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. The example introducer includes a sheath having an inner surface and a wall having a thickness, a liner disposed along the inner surface of the sheath, the liner including at least one folded portion and a first lumen positioned in the thickness of the wall, wherein the first lumen is positioned adjacent to the at least one folded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Frank Tassoni, JR., James M. Anderson, Adam David Grovender, Michael Richmon Thoreson, Scott Solberg, Austin Farrell Ost, Peter John Hoffman, David Raab, Brian R. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20190083083
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. The example introducer includes a sheath having an inner surface and a wall having a thickness, a liner disposed along the inner surface of the sheath, the liner including at least one folded portion and a first lumen positioned in the thickness of the wall, wherein the first lumen is positioned adjacent to the at least one folded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Frank Tassoni, JR., James M. Anderson, Adam David Grovender, Michael Richmon Thoreson, Scott Solberg, Austin Farrell Ost, Peter John Hoffman, David Raab, Brian R. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20180325549
    Abstract: An introducer sheath may include a tubular member comprising an inner layer and an outer layer coaxially disposed about a central longitudinal axis of the introducer sheath, the tubular member being configured to shift between an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration. The inner layer may be circumferentially discontinuous along at least a portion of its length. At least a first portion of the inner layer may be configured to move circumferentially relative to the outer layer when shifting between the unexpanded and expanded configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Richmon Thoreson, Adam David Grovender, Scott Solberg, David Raab, Benjamin Philip Gundale, Ross A. Olson, James M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20180221149
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes a tubular member including an inner layer and an outer layer, the inner layer having an inner surface, an outer surface and wall extending therebetween. The outer layer is disposed along the outer surface of the inner layer. The inner layer includes a plurality of longitudinal channels extending radially outward from the inner surface. Each channel of the plurality of channels has a circumferential width. Further, the tubular member is designed to shift from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration, wherein the width of each channel increases as the tubular member shifts from the unexpanded configuration to the expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, James M. Anderson, Heather Hetteen, Adam David Grovender, Uchenna Junior Agu
  • Publication number: 20180199960
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer sheath includes a tubular member including an inner surface, an outer surface and a wall extending therebetween. The introducer further includes a plurality of spine members. The plurality of spine members are positioned radially inward of the outer surface of the tubular member. Further, each of the plurality of the spine members are positioned radially outward of the inner surface of the tubular member. Additionally, the tubular member is designed to shift from a first configuration to a second configuration and the wall has a first thickness in the first position and a second thickness in the second position, the second thickness smaller than the first thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Adam David Grovender, Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, Heather Hetteen, Uchenna Junior Agu
  • Publication number: 20170296793
    Abstract: Catheters with weeping balloons can be used for various medical purposes. For example, in some embodiments provided herein weeping balloons are used for catheter visualization devices. In some embodiments, weeping balloons are used to deliver therapeutic agents. Weeping balloons can include openings of a selected size and shape through which a fluid gradually flows or “weeps.” The design of the openings can affect performance characteristics such as, but not limited to, fluid flow rate, tear resistance, and mitigation of counter-flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicants: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC., MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: JAMES M. ANDERSON, DAVID RAAB, ADAM DAVID GROVENDER, ROGER W. MCGOWAN
  • Publication number: 20170296795
    Abstract: A balloon catheter visualization device includes a handle, an elongate shaft, and an asymmetrical balloon. The elongate shaft includes a distal end, a proximal end, and defines a lumen and a longitudinal axis extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The proximal end is coupled to the handle. The asymmetrical-shaped balloon including a distal portion and a proximal portion. The proximal portion is coupled to the distal end of the elongate shaft. The proximal portion has one or more reinforcement features including a layer of material coupled to the asymmetrical-shaped balloon and forming an outer contour at the proximal portion of the asymmetrical-shaped balloon that is asymmetrical to an outer contour of the distal portion of the asymmetrical-shaped balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicants: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC., MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: RACHEL LYNN TROUTMAN, JAMES M. ANDERSON, JOEL T. EGGERT, ROGER W. MCGOWAN, ADAM DAVID GROVENDER, DAVID RAAB, BRIAN T. BERG
  • Publication number: 20150282955
    Abstract: An endoprosthesis includes a stent having an inner surface defining a lumen and an outer surface; and a polymeric cover on the outer surface of the stent. The polymeric cover includes a base and adhesion elements. When the endoprosthesis is expanded to the expanded state in a lumen defined by a vessel wall, the adhesion elements create an interlock between the vessel wall and the endoprosthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: Ismail Guler, Allan Charles Shuros, Eric A. Mokelke, Adam David Grovender, Joel P. Grover, Timothy Lawrence Rubesch
  • Patent number: 8965512
    Abstract: System and methods for adhering a patch of stimulation electrode(s) to blood vessels to stimulate a target site on the blood vessel are described. In various embodiments, the system includes an adhesion patch and at least one electrode. The adhesion patch includes a passive adhesion mechanism that may produce an adhesive force sufficiently strong to adhere the adhesion patch to the exterior of the blood vessel and to operationally position the at least one electrode for use in electrically stimulating a target site of the blood vessel. The adhesion patch may also include a release mechanism that is configured for a user to disengage the patch from the exterior of the blood vessel without significant trauma to the blood vessel. After being released, the adhesion patch may be re-adhered to a different target site of the blood vessel and stimulate the different target site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan C. Shuros, Ismail Guler, Richard Charles Gunderson, Joel P. Grover, Eric A. Mokelke, Adam David Grovender