Patents by Inventor Barry Weitzner

Barry Weitzner 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: 20200197665
    Abstract: Drive systems and methods of use are disclosed herein for performing medical procedures on a patient. The drive systems include various handle types and triggers for controlling catheters and end effectors. The various handle types include a flexible handle and ambidextrous handles that can alter the handedness of the handle for particularized use. The handles drive articulation sections of the catheter and end effectors with various degrees of freedom, and include locks for holding the catheter and/or end effector in place. The catheter systems include structures for allowing degrees of freedom, such as notches, mechanical interlocks, and articulation joints. In addition, the catheters articulate via cables or fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry WEITZNER, Paul SMITH, Michael BARENBOYM, Gary KAPPEL, John GOLDEN
  • Publication number: 20200197196
    Abstract: An example medical stent for treating a body lumen is disclosed. The example stent includes an expandable scaffold having a first end region, a second end region and an outer surface. The stent further includes a first fixation member coupled to the expandable scaffold and a biodegradable material disposed along the first fixation member at a first tissue engagement region. Further, the biodegradable material is designed to degrade from a first configuration in which the biodegradable material shields the first fixation member from a target tissue site to a second configuration in which the first fixation member is engaged with the target tissue site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: LAUREN SFAKIS LYDECKER, JESSICA L. GRIMSBY, KARIM TARABEIN, TRAVIS HENCHIE, NICHOLAS RYAN D'AVANZO, BARRY WEITZNER
  • Patent number: 10687691
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure may include a medical device comprising a flexible elongate member including a longitudinal axis and a tool connected to the elongate member near a pivot, wherein the tool may be configured for at least one of suction and infusion, and wherein the tool may be configured to pivot towards both sides of the longitudinal axis relative to the elongate member at the pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Barry Weitzner, Naroun Suon, Ruth Cheng, Samuel Raybin
  • Publication number: 20200187946
    Abstract: A system for forming an anastomosis between first and second sections of a digestive tract includes Optical Scope Device (“OSD”) having a lumen extending therethrough and positioned at a first target site within the first section, OSD including an imagining component at a distal end thereof for viewing the first target site; First Endoscope (“FE”) including a working channel extending therethrough and positioned at a second target site within the second section; Capture Device (“CD”) extending from a proximal end to a distal end including a loop, CD extends through the lumen; First Flexible Element (“FFE”) extends through FE, FFE including a coupling element which passes through the loop to couple FFE to CD, connecting the first and second sections, the coupling element moving between insertion and locking configurations; and Stent having a lumen extending therethrough which provides fluid communication between the first and second sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Todd Baron, Peter L. Dayton, Bryan Bannon, Barry Weitzner, Thomas Desimio
  • Patent number: 10682041
    Abstract: A sheath for a medical instrument includes an elongate body extending from a proximal end to a distal face. The elongate body may be configured to axially extend from a first length to a second length greater than the first length. The sheath may include a first hollow lumen extending from a first end proximate the proximal end to a second end proximate the distal face, and a second hollow lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal face. The second lumen may be open at the distal face. The sheath may also include a transparent window positioned at the second end of the first lumen to seal the first lumen at the second end. The transparent window may be configured to transmit light therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Barry Weitzner, Robert B. Devries
  • Publication number: 20200163733
    Abstract: Described herein are various method of using a direct drive system to perform procedures at a distance. One exemplary method include tying a knot or suturing at a distance with a first and second end effector. The direct drive system can enable sufficient end effector dexterity, including the ability to control various degrees of freedom of end effector movement, and allow a user to perform complicated task at a distance. In one aspect the direct drive system includes flexible tools that permit access to surgical site via a natural orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. SMITH, Barry WEITZNER, Kurt GEITZ
  • Publication number: 20200155799
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a medical device having a longitudinal axis, and including a handle and a catheter. The handle can include a body having a proximal end and a distal end, an actuator moveably coupled to the body, and a handle control member coupled to the actuator, wherein the actuator can be configured to move relative to the body to move the handle control member. The catheter can include a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end of the shaft and the distal end of the body can be configured for releasable coupling. The catheter can also include a steering section located along the shaft and a catheter control member coupled to the steering section, wherein the catheter control member can be configured to move relative to the shaft to move the steering section relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed. Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Kappel, Ra Nam, Naroun Suon, Dan Bacon, Paul Smith, John Golden, Barry Weitzner
  • Publication number: 20200129181
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compression clips, and more specifically, to compression clips delivered to a target site through an endoscope for use in tissue resection, for example, within the gastrointestinal tract. In examples, clips are configured to be actuatable in response to a compressive force to transition between an open configuration and a closed configuration. In an embodiment, a tissue clipping device may include a first member with a plurality of arms. Each of the arms may extend from a first end to a second end, and the first end of each arm may be received within the first member. The arms may be movable between the open configuration and the closed configuration. A second member may be slidably disposed with respect to the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Oscar R. Carrillo, JR., James J. Scutti, Routha Sim, Katie Olmeda, Todd M. Pfizenmaier, Barry Weitzner
  • Patent number: 10617848
    Abstract: Drive systems and methods of use are disclosed herein for performing medical procedures on a patient. The drive systems include various handle types and triggers for controlling catheters and end effectors. The various handle types include a flexible handle and ambidextrous handles that can alter the handedness of the handle for particularized use. The handles drive articulation sections of the catheter and end effectors with various degrees of freedom, and include locks for holding the catheter and/or end effector in place. The catheter systems include structures for allowing degrees of freedom, such as notches, mechanical interlocks, and articulation joints. In addition, the catheters articulate via cables or fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Paul Smith, Michael Barenboym, Gary Kappel, John Golden
  • Patent number: 10588707
    Abstract: Described herein are various method of using a direct drive system to perform procedures at a distance. One exemplary method include tying a knot or suturing at a distance with a first and second end effector. The direct drive system can enable sufficient end effector dexterity, including the ability to control various degrees of freedom of end effector movement, and allow a user to perform complicated task at a distance. In one aspect the direct drive system includes flexible tools that permit access to surgical site via a natural orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Barry Weitzner, Kurt Geitz
  • Patent number: 10576243
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a medical device having a longitudinal axis, and including a handle and a catheter. The handle can include a body having a proximal end and a distal end, an actuator moveably coupled to the body, and a handle control member coupled to the actuator, wherein the actuator can be configured to move relative to the body to move the handle control member. The catheter can include a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end of the shaft and the distal end of the body can be configured for releasable coupling. The catheter can also include a steering section located along the shaft and a catheter control member coupled to the steering section, wherein the catheter control member can be configured to move relative to the shaft to move the steering section relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Naroun Suon, Dan Bacon, Ra Nam, Paul Smith, John Golden, Barry Weitzner, Gary Kappel
  • Publication number: 20200060524
    Abstract: An instrument for use with an endoscope may include an elongate section configured to move exterior to the endoscope. The elongate section may include a distal end and a proximal end. The instrument may also include an end effector attached to the distal end of the elongate section, and an actuation device attached to the proximal end of the elongate section. The actuation device may be configured to operate the end effector. The instrument may also include a guiding member coupled to the elongate section. The guiding member may be configured to be coupled to an external surface of the endoscope to permit the guiding member to move longitudinally relative to the endoscope. The guiding member may be coupled to the elongate section such that the end effector may extend past a distal end of the endoscope and move in a transverse direction independent of the movement of the distal end of the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry WEITZNER
  • Publication number: 20200029972
    Abstract: A device for fastening tissue includes (a) a shaft extending longitudinally from a distal end insertable into a body to a proximal end attached to a controller which remains outside of the body, the shaft including a lumen extending therethrough and an opening extending through a wall of a distal portion thereof to open the lumen to an exterior of the shaft; (b) a first roller housed within the lumen adjacent to a first longitudinal edge of the opening such that a rotation of the first roller grasps and draws tissue from the body into the lumen in combination; and (c) a fastening element housed within the lumen adjacent to the opening and movable from a tissue receiving configuration to a tissue gripping configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gary JORDAN, Barry WEITZNER, Michael ZUPKOFSKA
  • Publication number: 20190380565
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of medical devices and establishing access to body lumens. In particular, the present disclosure relates to medical devices, systems and methods for facilitating access to an opening of a body lumen through an endoscope by at least partially dilating the opening with fluid from a fluid source prior to contacting the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Robert B. DeVries, Peter L. Dayton, Ryan Hartman, Douglas Malanson, Barry Weitzner, Evan Wilder, Chris Davis
  • Publication number: 20190374279
    Abstract: Sphincterotomes and methods for making and using sphincterotomes are disclosed. An example sphincterotome may include an elongate shaft having an outer surface and a distal end region. The sphincterotome may also include a sphincterotome wire assembly having a distal end coupled to the distal end region of the elongate shaft and a body portion extending along the outer surface of the elongate shaft. The sphincterotome wire assembly may be designed to shift the distal end region of the elongate shaft between a first configuration and a curved configuration. The body portion of the sphincterotome wire assembly may include a cutting region and a non-conductive region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: BARRY WEITZNER, PAUL SMITH, PETER L. DAYTON, EVAN WILDER
  • Patent number: 10492666
    Abstract: An instrument for use with an endoscope may include an elongate section configured to move exterior to the endoscope. The elongate section may include a distal end and a proximal end. The instrument may also include an end effector attached to the distal end of the elongate section, and an actuation device attached to the proximal end of the elongate section. The actuation device may be configured to operate the end effector. The instrument may also include a guiding member coupled to the elongate section. The guiding member may be configured to be coupled to an external surface of the endoscope to permit the guiding member to move longitudinally relative to the endoscope. The guiding member may be coupled to the elongate section such that the end effector may extend past a distal end of the endoscope and move in a transverse direction independent of the movement of the distal end of the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Weitzner
  • Publication number: 20190350692
    Abstract: A stent for repairing post-anastomasis (e.g., bariatric) surgery leaks is formed by an elongated tube having a proximal flare-shaped flange, an enlarged middle section, and a distal flare-shaped flange, where an exterior surface of the elongated tube is substantially covered with a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: CLAUDE CLERC, CHRIS THOMPSON, CHRISTOPHER DUBOIS, BARRY WEITZNER, GARY JORDAN
  • Patent number: 10470776
    Abstract: A device for fastening tissue includes (a) a shaft extending longitudinally from a distal end insertable into a body to a proximal end attached to a controller which remains outside of the body, the shaft including a lumen extending therethrough and an opening extending through a wall of a distal portion thereof to open the lumen to an exterior of the shaft; (b) a first roller housed within the lumen adjacent to a first longitudinal edge of the opening such that a rotation of the first roller grasps and draws tissue from the body into the lumen in combination; and (c) a fastening element housed within the lumen adjacent to the opening and movable from a tissue receiving configuration to a tissue gripping configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Jordan, Barry Weitzner, Michael Zupkofska
  • Publication number: 20190298401
    Abstract: According to exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure, devices, systems, and methods for endoscopic procedures may include an end effector of a grasping system having a first arm and a second arm. The first and second arms may extend from a common proximal joint. The first and second arms may be formed of a self-expanding material and may have a spring force to set the arms in an unconstrained open position. The first and second arms may have an arc shape such that a distal tip of each first and second arm are configured to close as the first and second arms are actuated to a constrained closed position. A catheter may include a locating element at a distal end of a flexible tube. The locating element may be configured for locating the grasping system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Saurav V. Gupta, Camron Hagemeyer, Marc A. Barthet, Jean-Michel Gonzalez, Barry Weitzner, Dan Bacon, Kenneth R. Keene, John B. Golden, Jeffrey V. Bean
  • Patent number: 10398540
    Abstract: A stent for repairing post-anastomasis (e.g., bariatric) surgery leaks is formed by an elongated tube having a proximal flare-shaped flange, an enlarged middle section, and a distal flare-shaped flange, where an exterior surface of the elongated tube is substantially covered with a polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Claude Clerc, Chris Thompson, Christopher Dubois, Barry Weitzner, Gary Jordan