Patents by Inventor Albert C. C. Chin

Albert C. C. Chin 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: 11511762
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computing system for operating an autonomous vehicle; monitoring the operation of a plurality of computing devices within the autonomous vehicle; and in response to detecting the failure of one or more of the plurality of computing devices, switching the autonomous vehicle from a nominal autonomous operational mode to a degraded autonomous operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Albert Huang, Sertac Karaman, Ryan C. C. Chin, Jenny Larios-Berlin, Ramiro Almeida
  • Publication number: 20220233055
    Abstract: An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. A polymeric articulation joint at the distal end of the endoscope allows the distal end to be oriented by the control cabinet. The endoscope is coated with a hydrophilic coating that reduces its coefficient of friction and because it is lightweight, requires less force to advance it to a desired location within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. BANIK, Dennis R. BOULAIS, Lucien A. COUVILLON, Albert C.C. CHIN, Ian W. HUNTER
  • Patent number: 11324395
    Abstract: An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. A polymeric articulation joint at the distal end of the endoscope allows the distal end to be oriented by the control cabinet. The endoscope is coated with a hydrophilic coating that reduces its coefficient of friction and because it is lightweight, requires less force to advance it to a desired location within a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Banik, Dennis R. Boulais, Lucien A. Couvillon, Albert C. C. Chin, Ian W. Hunter
  • Publication number: 20210076905
    Abstract: An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. A polymeric articulation joint at the distal end of the endoscope allows the distal end to be oriented by the control cabinet. The endoscope is coated with a hydrophilic coating that reduces its coefficient of friction and because it is lightweight, requires less force to advance it to a desired location within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. BANIK, Dennis R. BOULAIS, Lucien A. COUVILLON, Albert C.C. CHIN, Ian W. HUNTER
  • Publication number: 20200359874
    Abstract: An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. A polymeric articulation joint at the distal end of the endoscope allows the distal end to be oriented by the control cabinet. The endoscope is coated with a hydrophilic coating that reduces its coefficient of friction and because it is lightweight, requires less force to advance it to a desired location within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. BANIK, Dennis R. BOULAIS, Lucien A. COUVILLON, Albert C.C. CHIN, Ian W. HUNTER
  • Patent number: 10765307
    Abstract: An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. A polymeric articulation joint at the distal end of the endoscope allows the distal end to be oriented by the control cabinet. The endoscope is coated with a hydrophilic coating that reduces its coefficient of friction and because it is lightweight, requires less force to advance it to a desired location within a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Banik, Dennis R. Boulais, Lucien A. Couvillon, Albert C. C. Chin, Ian W. Hunter
  • Publication number: 20190261830
    Abstract: An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. A polymeric articulation joint at the distal end of the endoscope allows the distal end to be oriented by the control cabinet. The endoscope is coated with a hydrophilic coating that reduces its coefficient of friction and because it is lightweight, requires less force to advance it to a desired location within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. BANIK, Dennis R. BOULAIS, Lucien A. COUVILLON, Albert C.C. CHIN, Ian W. HUNTER
  • Publication number: 20180168432
    Abstract: An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. A polymeric articulation joint at the distal end of the endoscope allows the distal end to be oriented by the control cabinet. The endoscope is coated with a hydrophilic coating that reduces its coefficient of friction and because it is lightweight, requires less force to advance it to a desired location within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Banik, Dennis R. Boulais, Lucien A. Couvillon, Albert C.C. Chin, Ian W. Hunter
  • Patent number: 9913573
    Abstract: An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. A polymeric articulation joint at the distal end of the endoscope allows the distal end to be oriented by the control cabinet. The endoscope is coated with a hydrophilic coating that reduces its coefficient of friction and because it is lightweight, requires less force to advance it to a desired location within a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Banik, Dennis R. Boulais, Lucien A. Couvillon, Albert C. C. Chin, Ian W. Hunter
  • Publication number: 20140088358
    Abstract: An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. A polymeric articulation joint at the distal end of the endoscope allows the distal end to be oriented by the control cabinet. The endoscope is coated with a hydrophilic coating that reduces its coefficient of friction and because it is lightweight, requires less force to advance it to a desired location within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. BANIK, Dennis R. BOULAIS, Lucien A. COUVILLON, Albert C.C. CHIN, Ian W. HUNTER
  • Patent number: 8622894
    Abstract: An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. A polymeric articulation joint at the distal end of the endoscope allows the distal end to be oriented by the control cabinet. The endoscope is coated with a hydrophilic coating that reduces its coefficient of friction and because it is lightweight, requires less force to advance it to a desired location within a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Banik, Dennis R. Boulais, Lucien Alfred Couvillon, Jr., Albert C. C. Chin, Ian W. Hunter
  • Publication number: 20120165608
    Abstract: An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. A polymeric articulation joint at the distal end of the endoscope allows the distal end to be oriented by the control cabinet. The endoscope is coated with a hydrophilic coating that reduces its coefficient of friction and because it is lightweight, requires less force to advance it to a desired location within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Banik, Dennis R. Boulais, Lucien Alfred Couvillon, JR., Albert C.C. Chin, Ian W. Hunter
  • Patent number: 7947059
    Abstract: A medical device such as a tube or a balloon including wall structure with multiple layers. The wall structure can distribute stress, resulting in reduced defect propagation and failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert C. C. Chin, John Jianhua Chen, Yiqun Wang, David W. Lodin, Lixiao Wang, Ronald A. Sahatjian, Ismail Guler, Robert Burgmeier
  • Publication number: 20080269561
    Abstract: An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. A polymeric articulation joint at the distal end of the endoscope allows the distal end to be oriented by the control cabinet. The endoscope is coated with a hydrophilic coating that reduces its coefficient of friction and because it is lightweight, requires less force to advance it to a desired location within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. Banik, Dennis R. Boulais, Lucien Alfred Couvillon, Albert C.C. Chin, Ian W. Hunter
  • Publication number: 20070233040
    Abstract: A shaft for a medical device includes an outer sheath and a flexible spiral wrap therein. The flexibility of the spiral wrap is modified by changing the width of the wraps of a spiral, the thickness of the wraps of a spiral, or the gap spacing of the spiral. The spacing between wraps is maintained by attaching the spiral wrap to the cover sheath that surrounds the spiral wrap at two or more locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis T. Macnamara, Peter L. Dayton, Ian Castro, Luis J. Maseda, John Sbardelli, Michael R. Zocchi, Edward M. Harris, Dennis R. Boulais, Michael S. Banik, Albert C.C. Chin
  • Patent number: 6977103
    Abstract: An inflatable medical balloon comprises a polymer matrix material and a plurality of fibers distributed in the matrix material. The plurality of fibers operatively adhere to the matrix material and provide reinforcement thereof. The fibers may be parallel or angularly oriented relative to the longitudinal balloon axis, and may be helically disposed thereabout. The fibers may be composed of material which has a greater tensile strength than the matrix material. The fibers may be microfibers formed by phase separation of a melt blend material during extrusion or polymer cores coextruded with the matrix material and surrounded thereby. The balloon may be formed of alternating layers of fiber-free polymer and layers of fiber-containing polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Boston Scientific SciMed, Inc.
    Inventors: John Jianhua Chen, Lixiao Wang, Yiqun Wang, Albert C. C. Chin
  • Publication number: 20050234500
    Abstract: A medical balloon composed of a micro-composite material which provides for radial expansion of a balloon to a predetermined extent, but which has minimal longitudinal growth during balloon inflation. The micro-composite material includes a fibril component, a matrix component, and optionally, a compatibilizer. The fibril component may preferably be liquid crystal polymer fibers randomly scattered through out the balloon material. The liquid crystal polymers are created by extrusion at high speed. An alternative fibril component may be a PET fibers which are uniformly spaced about the balloon material and extend through out the length of the balloon material tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: John Chen, Lixiao Wang, Yiqun Wang, Albert C.C. Chin
  • Patent number: 6905743
    Abstract: A medical balloon composed of a micro-composite material which provides for radial expansion of a balloon to a predetermined extent, but which has minimal longitudinal growing during balloon inflation. The micro-composite material includes a fibril component, a matrix component, and optionally, a compatibilizer. The fibril component may preferably be liquid crystal polymer fibers randomly scattered through out the balloon material. The liquid crystal polymers are created by extrusion at high speed. An alternative fibril component may be a PET fibers which are uniformly spaced about the balloon material and extend through out the length of the balloon material tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Boston Scientific SciMed, Inc.
    Inventors: John Jianhua Chen, Lixiao Wang, Yiqun Wang, Albert C. C. Chin
  • Publication number: 20040199052
    Abstract: An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. A polymeric articulation joint at the distal end of the endoscope allows the distal end to be oriented by the control cabinet. The endoscope is coated with a hydrophilic coating that reduces its coefficient of friction and because it is lightweight, requires less force to advance it to a desired location within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Applicant: SCIMED Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Banik, Dennis R. Boulais, Lucien Alfred Couvillon, Albert C.C. Chin, Ian W. Hunter
  • Publication number: 20020165523
    Abstract: A medical device such as a tube or a balloon including wall structure with multiple layers. The wall structure can distribute stress, resulting in reduced defect propagation and failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventors: Albert C. C. Chin, John Jianhua Chen, Yiqun Wang, David W. Lodin, Lixiao Wang, Ronald A. Sahatjian, Ismail Guler, Robert Burgmeier