Patents by Inventor Andrew J. Dusbabek

Andrew J. Dusbabek 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: 20100274343
    Abstract: An angioplasty and stent delivery system to facilitate introduction and placement of a stent, including a catheter having an expandable distal portion constructed and arranged for expanding the outer diameter of the catheter from a contracted state to an expanded state: a stent positioned around the distal portion of the catheter having a contracted condition and being expandable to an expanded condition, and being sized in the contracted condition to closely surround the catheter in the contracted state, the expandable distal portion of the catheter including a balloon within which or over which there is included on a catheter shaft at least one axially movable or enlargeable body of a diameter larger than the catheter shaft to which the stent and balloon are fitted, as by crimping, for holding the stent in place until it is released therefrom by expansion of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Christopher R. Larson, Steven P. Mertens, Richard C. Mattison, David J. Blaeser, Louis G. Ellis, Andrew J. Dusbabek, Terry V. Brown
  • Publication number: 20100274344
    Abstract: A system/assembly for delivery and deployment of an inflation expandable stent within a vessel, comprising a catheter having proximal and distal ends; a stent, inflation expandable from a delivery diameter to a deployment diameter, such that the delivery diameter is reduced from the deployment diameter for conforming the stent to the catheter, such that the stent, in its delivery diameter, is coaxially mounted on the catheter near the catheter distal end; an expandable inflation means coaxially mounted on the catheter axially within the stent, for expansion of the stent from the delivery diameter to the deployment diameter upon application of fluid deployment pressure to the inflation means; and a securement component coaxially mounted on the catheter, axially within the expandable inflation means, the securement component designed and adapted to provide a securement pressure to the stent in the delivery diameter to maintain the stent in position on the catheter during delivery to the deployment site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Dusbabek, Louis G. Ellis, Christopher R. Larson, Terry V. Brown, Charles L. Euteneuer, Steven P. Mertens, Richard C. Mattison, David J. Blaeser, Linda R. Lorentzen Cornelius, Martin R. Willard, Fernando Di Caprio, Stanley A. Nordin
  • Publication number: 20100249491
    Abstract: A cannula assembly for directing blood from the heart of a patient and a minimally invasive method of implanting the same. The cannula assembly includes a flexible cannula body having a proximal end and a distal end with a receiving portion, and a transseptal tip having a distal end and a proximal end with an engaging portion. First and second anchors are coupled to the transseptal tip and configured to be deployed from a contracted state to an expanded state. The engaging portion of the transseptal tip is operable to removably engage the receiving portion of the flexible cannula body in vivo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: CIRCULITE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert C. Farnan, Scott A. Olson, Elizabeth Jung, Andrew J. Dusbabek, Robert G. Hudgins
  • Patent number: 7749234
    Abstract: An angioplasty and stent delivery system to facilitate introduction and placement of a stent, including a catheter having an expandable distal portion constructed and arranged for expanding the outer diameter of the catheter from a contracted state to an expanded state: a stent positioned around the distal portion of the catheter having a contracted condition and being expandable to an expanded condition, and being sized in the contracted condition to closely surround the catheter in the contracted state, the expandable distal portion of the catheter including a balloon within which or over which there is included on a catheter shaft at least one axially movable or enlargeable body of a diameter larger than the catheter shaft to which the stent and balloon are fitted, as by crimping, for holding the stent in place until it is released therefrom by expansion of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Christopher R. Larson, Steven P. Mertens, Richard C. Mattison, David J. Blaeser, Louis G. Ellis, Andrew J. Dusbabek, Terry V. Brown
  • Patent number: 7670364
    Abstract: A system/assembly for delivery and deployment of an inflation expandable stent within a vessel, comprising a catheter having proximal and distal ends; a stent, inflation expandable from a delivery diameter to a deployment diameter, such that the delivery diameter is reduced from the deployment diameter for conforming the stent to the catheter, such that the stent, in its delivery diameter, is coaxially mounted on the catheter near the catheter distal end; an expandable inflation means coaxially mounted on the catheter axially within the stent, for expansion of the stent from the delivery diameter to the deployment diameter upon application of fluid deployment pressure to the inflation means; and a securement component coaxially mounted on the catheter, axially within the expandable inflation means, the securement component designed and adapted to provide a securement pressure to the stent in the delivery diameter to maintain the stent in position on the catheter during delivery to the deployment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Dusbabek, Louis G. Ellis, Christopher R. Larson, Terry V. Brown, Charles L. Euteneuer, Steven P. Mertens, Richard C. Mattison, David J. Blaeser, Linda R. Lorentzen Cornelius, Martin R. Willard, Fernando Di Caprio, Stanley A. Nordin
  • Patent number: 7604612
    Abstract: An evacuation sheath assembly and method of treating occluded vessels which reduces the risk of distal embolization during vascular interventions is provided. The evacuation sheath assembly includes an elongated tube defining an evacuation lumen having proximal and distal ends. A proximal sealing surface is provided on a proximal portion of the tube and is configured to form a seal with a lumen of a guided catheter. A distal sealing surface is provided on a distal portion of the tube and is configured to form a seal with a blood vessel. Obturator assemblies and infusion catheter assemblies are provided to be used with the evacuation sheath assembly. A method of treatment of a blood vessel using the evacuation sheath assembly includes advancing the evacuation sheath assembly into the blood vessel through a guide catheter. Normal antegrade blood flow in the blood vessel proximate to the stenosis is stopped and the stenosis is treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V Ressemann, Steven S Hackett, Andrew J Dusbabek, Dennis W Wahr
  • Publication number: 20090112050
    Abstract: A transseptal cannula assembly for directing blood from the heart of a patient and a minimally invasive method of implanting the same. The transseptal cannula assembly includes a flexible cannula body having proximal and distal portions with a lumen therebetween, a tip coupled to the distal portion of the flexible cannula body, and first and second anchors coupled to the tip. The anchors can be configured to be deployed from a contracted state to an expanded state and are configured to engage opposite sides of the heart tissue when in the expanded state. The anchors resist movement of the cannula assembly along a lengthwise central axis of the flexible cannula body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: CIRCULITE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert C. Farnan, Scott A. Olson, Elizabeth Jung, Andrew J. Dusbabek, Robert G. Hudgins
  • Publication number: 20080243171
    Abstract: An embolic protection system for treating a lesion in a blood vessel is provided. The embolic protection system includes a guide catheter, an evacuation sheath, a guidewire, and an infusion catheter. The guide catheter has a guidewire lumen. The evacuation sheath has an evacuation lumen and a sealing surface and is configured to move within the lumen of the guide catheter. The guidewire is configured to move within the lumen of the guide catheter and the evacuation lumen. The infusion catheter has an infusion lumen, at least one infusion port, and a guidewire lumen configured to accept the guidewire, the infusion catheter guidewire lumen being shorter than the guide catheter guidewire lumen. Furthermore, the infusion catheter is configured to move within the lumen of the guide catheter and the evacuation lumen over the guidewire. The system may further comprise a dilation catheter having a dilation balloon and a guidewire lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: THOMAS V. RESSEMANN, Steven S. Hackett, Andrew J. Dusbabek, Scott A. Olson, Peter T. Keith, Dennis W. Wahr
  • Patent number: 7374560
    Abstract: An evacuation sheath assembly and method of treating occluded vessels which reduces the risk of distal embolization during vascular interventions is provided. The evacuation sheath assembly includes an elongated tube defining an evacuation lumen having proximal and distal ends. A proximal sealing surface is provided on a proximal portion of the tube and is configured to form a seal with a lumen of a guided catheter. A distal sealing surface is provided on a distal portion of the tube and is configured to form a seal with a blood vessel. Obturator assemblies and infusion catheter assemblies are provided to be used with the evacuation sheath assembly. A method of treatment of a blood vessel using the evacuation sheath assembly includes advancing the evacuation sheath assembly into the blood vessel through a guide catheter. Normal antegrade blood flow in the blood vessel proximate to the stenosis is stopped and the stenosis is treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V Ressemann, Steven S Hackett, Andrew J Dusbabek, Scott A Olson, Peter T Keith, Dennis W Wahr
  • Patent number: 7229464
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing temporary placement of a filter in a blood vessel are disclosed. A filter delivery system in accordance with one exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a catheter having an elongate shaft and a tubular member disposed within a shaft lumen defined by the elongate shaft. The elongate shaft also includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a wall defining the shaft lumen. The tubular member has a first end fixed to the wall of the elongate shaft, and a second end disposed within the shaft lumen. The tubular member defines a guidewire lumen that is in fluid communication with a distal guidewire port defined by the second end of the tubular member. The catheter also includes a proximal guidewire port extending through the wall of the elongate shaft. A filter may be disposed within a distal portion of the shaft lumen. A distal end of a guidewire is fixed to the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Hanson, Andrew J. Dusbabek, Gary L. Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 6881216
    Abstract: An assembly for delivery and deployment of an inflation expandable stent within a vessel is comprised of a catheter, an inflation expandable stent, an expandable balloon, and a securement means such as a corrugated tube component or an expandable tube component. The tube component is mounted on the inner shaft beneath the balloon and provides increased securement to the stent in a reduced delivery diameter to maintain the stent on the catheter during delivery to the deployment site. The tube component is adhered to the inner shaft and has a plurality of ribs or is fluid expandable to no more than the delivery diameter and may be comprised of more than one separately inflatable pouch expandable to provide the stent with a substrate seat with increased friction and to decrease the slack in stent recoil crimping. The assembly is used in a method for delivering and deploying a stent, and also adds safety when loading/crimping the stent onto a balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Boston Scientific SciMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Fernando Di Caprio, Stanley A. Nordin, Louis G. Ellis, Andrew J. Dusbabek
  • Patent number: 6769161
    Abstract: A stent crimper comprising a plurality of crimping members extending between a first support and a second support. The first and optionally the second supports has an opening therethrough sized to allow a stent therethrough. The first and second supports extend from a base. The crimping members are disposed about the circumference of a circle everywhere along the length of the members. Finally, the flexible members extend through a bore in a die. The die is movable in an axial direction along the flexible members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry V. Brown, Andrew J. Dusbabek, Louis G. Ellis, Scott M. Hanson, Leo M. Klisch, Christopher R. Larson, Linda R. Lorentzen Cornelius, Justin E. Plessel, Lawrence W. Ulanowski
  • Publication number: 20040133263
    Abstract: A system/assembly for delivery and deployment of an inflation expandable stent within a vessel, comprising a catheter having proximal and distal ends; a stent, inflation expandable from a delivery diameter to a deployment diameter, such that the delivery diameter is reduced from the deployment diameter for conforming the stent to the catheter, such that the stent, in its delivery diameter, is coaxially mounted on the catheter near the catheter distal end; an expandable inflation means coaxially mounted on the catheter axially within the stent, for expansion of the stent from the delivery diameter to the deployment diameter upon application of fluid deployment pressure to the inflation means; and a securement component coaxially mounted on the catheter, axially within the expandable inflation means, the securement component designed and adapted to provide a securement pressure to the stent in the delivery diameter to maintain the stent in position on the catheter during delivery to the deployment site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Dusbabek, Louis G. Ellis, Christopher R. Larson, Terry V. Brown, Charles L. Euteneuer, Steven P. Mertens, Richard C. Mattison, David J. Blaeser, Linda R. Lorentzen Cornelius, Martin R. Willard, Fernando Di Caprio, Stanley A. Nordin
  • Publication number: 20040098082
    Abstract: An angioplasty and stent delivery system to facilitate introduction and placement of a stent, including a catheter having an expandable distal portion constructed and arranged for expanding the outer diameter of the catheter from a contracted state to an expanded state: a stent positioned around the distal portion of the catheter having a contracted condition and being expandable to an expanded condition, and being sized in the contracted condition to closely surround the catheter in the contracted state, the expandable distal portion of the catheter including a balloon within which or over which there is included on a catheter shaft at least one axially movable or enlargeable body of a diameter larger than the catheter shaft to which the stent and balloon are fitted, as by crimping, for holding the stent in place until it is released therefrom by expansion of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Applicant: SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Christopher R. Larson, Steven P. Mertens, Richard C. Mattison, David J. Blaeser, Louis G. Ellis, Andrew J. Dusbabek, Terry V. Brown
  • Patent number: 6712827
    Abstract: A stent delivery system to facilitate introduction and placement of a stent, including a catheter having an expandable distal portion constructed and arranged for expanding the outer diameter of the catheter from a contracted state to an expanded state: a stent positioned around the distal portion of the catheter having a contracted condition and being expandable to an expanded condition, and being sized in the contracted condition to closely surround the catheter in the contracted state, the expandable distal portion of the catheter including a balloon within which there is included on the catheter shaft at least one body of a diameter larger than the catheter shaft to which the stent and balloon are fitted, as by crimping, for holding the stent in place until it is released therefrom by expansion of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis G. Ellis, Andrew J. Dusbabek, Christopher R. Larson, Terry V. Brown
  • Publication number: 20040019363
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing temporary placement of a filter in a blood vessel are disclosed. A filter delivery system in accordance with one exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a catheter having an elongate shaft and a tubular member disposed within a shaft lumen defined by the elongate shaft. The elongate shaft also includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a wall defining the shaft lumen. The tubular member has a first end fixed to the wall of the elongate shaft, and a second end disposed within the shaft lumen. The tubular member defines a guidewire lumen that is in fluid communication with a distal guidewire port defined by the second end of the tubular member. The catheter also includes a proximal guidewire port extending through the wall of the elongate shaft. A filter may be disposed within a distal portion of the shaft lumen. A distal end of a guidewire is fixed to the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Applicant: SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott M. Hanson, Andrew J. Dusbabek, Gary L. Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 6663660
    Abstract: A system/assembly for delivery and deployment of an inflation expandable stent within a vessel, comprising a catheter having proximal and distal ends; a stent, inflation expandable from a delivery diameter to a deployment diameter, such that the delivery diameter is reduced from the deployment diameter for conforming the stent to the catheter, such that the stent, in its delivery diameter, is coaxially mounted on the catheter near the catheter distal end; an expandable inflation means coaxially mounted on the catheter axially within the stent, for expansion of the stent from the delivery diameter to the deployment diameter upon application of fluid deployment pressure to the inflation means; and a securement component coaxially mounted on the catheter, axially within the expandable inflation means, the securement component designed and adapted to provide a securement pressure to the stent in the delivery diameter to maintain the stent in position on the catheter during delivery to the deployment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Dusbabek, Louis G. Ellis, Christopher R. Larson, Terry V. Brown, Charles L. Euteneuer, Steven P. Mertens, Richard C. Mattison, David J. Blaeser, Linda R. Lorentzen Cornelius, Martin R. Willard, Fernando Di Caprio, Stanley A. Nordin
  • Patent number: 6616681
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing temporary placement of a filter in a blood vessel are disclosed. A filter delivery system in accordance with one exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a catheter having an elongate shaft and a tubular member disposed within a shaft lumen defined by the elongate shaft. The elongate shaft also includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a wall defining the shaft lumen. The tubular member has a first end fixed to the wall of the elongate shaft, and a second end disposed within the shaft lumen. The tubular member defines a guidewire lumen that is in fluid communication with a distal guidewire port defined by the second end of the tubular member. The catheter also includes a proximal guidewire port extending through the wall of the elongate shaft. A filter may be disposed within a distal portion of the shaft lumen. A distal end of a guidewire is fixed to the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Hanson, Andrew J. Dusbabek, Gary L. Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 6610069
    Abstract: An angioplasty and stent delivery system to facilitate introduction and placement of a stent, including a catheter having an expandable distal portion constructed and arranged for expanding the outer diameter of the catheter from a contracted state to an expanded state: a stent positioned around the distal portion of the catheter having a contracted condition and being expandable to an expanded condition, and being sized in the contracted condition to closely surround the catheter in the contracted state, the expandable distal portion of the catheter including a balloon within which or over which there is included on a catheter shaft at least one axially movable or enlargeable body of a diameter larger than the catheter shaft to which the stent and balloon are fitted, as by crimping, for holding the stent in place until it is released therefrom by expansion of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Christoper R. Larson, Steven P. Mertens, Richard C. Mattison, David J. Blaeser, Louis G. Ellis, Andrew J. Dusbabek, Terry V. Brown
  • Publication number: 20030056360
    Abstract: A stent crimper comprising a plurality of crimping members extending between a first support and a second support. The first and optionally the second supports has an opening therethrough sized to allow a stent therethrough. The first and second supports extend from a base. The crimping members are disposed about the circumference of a circle everywhere along the length of the members. Finally, the flexible members extend through a bore in a die. The die is movable in an axial direction along the flexible members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 1999
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: TERRY V. BROWN, ANDREW J. DUSBABEK, LOUIS G. ELLIS, SCOTT M. HANSON, LEO M. KLISCH, CHRISTOPHER R. LARSON, LINDA R. LORENTZEN CORNELIUS, JUSTIN E. PLESSAL, LAWRENCE W. ULANOWSKI