Patents by Inventor Ben Arcand

Ben Arcand 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: 9452040
    Abstract: Embolic protection filtering devices and methods for making and using the same. An example embolic protection filter device may include an elongate shaft. A filter may be coupled to the shaft. The filter may include a filter frame and a filter membrane having a plurality of apertures formed therein attached to the filter frame. The filter may be configured to shift between a first collapsed configuration and a second expanded configuration. The apertures may have a first shape when the filter is in the first configuration and a second shape when the filter is in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: Ben Arcand, Greg Dallman, Jim Anderson, Erin Guest, Kyle Hendrikson, Al Utke
  • Patent number: 8945198
    Abstract: A side catheter branch of a catheter assembly is oriented with respect to the main or side balloons of a catheter assembly. In some examples, the orientation is accomplished by connecting the side catheter branch to the main and/or side balloons or waist portions thereof. In other examples, the side catheter branch is positioned within the folds of the main or side balloons during assembly of the catheter assembly. In this manner, the side catheter branch remains in a known orientation with respect to the main and/or side balloons prior to and/or after deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary J. Tegels, Adam Jennings, Tom Holman, Ben Arcand
  • Publication number: 20120053517
    Abstract: Catheter devices having an expandable balloon for delivering a therapeutic agent to a body site. In one aspect, one or more sheaths are disposed around the balloon with the therapeutic agent being disposed within the sheath, being disposed over the sheath, being contained in the space between the sheath and the balloon, or being otherwise associated with the sheath. In another aspect, the balloon includes a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) for drug delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: John Chen, Raed Rizq, Kent Harrison, Daniel Horn, Gordon Kocur, Tracee Eidenschink, Ben Arcand, Derek Sutermeister, Jay Rassat, Colm McGuiness, Wendy Naimark, Ruth Cheng
  • Patent number: 7998192
    Abstract: An endoprosthesis includes a body defining a flow passage therethrough. The body is capable of maintaining patency in a blood vessel and includes iron or an alloy thereof. The body has a nano-structured surface comprising iron oxide in which the individual nano-structures have a height to thickness aspect ratio of at least 5:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Liliana Atanasoska, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Ben Arcand, Robert W. Warner
  • Publication number: 20110054514
    Abstract: Embolic protection filtering devices and methods for making and using the same. An example embolic protection filter device may include an elongate shaft. A filter may be coupled to the shaft. The filter may include a filter frame and a filter membrane having a plurality of apertures formed therein attached to the filter frame. The filter may be configured to shift between a first collapsed configuration and a second expanded configuration. The apertures may have a first shape when the filter is in the first configuration and a second shape when the filter is in the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ben Arcand, Greg Dallman, Jim Anderson, Erin Guest, Kyle Hendrikson, Al Utke
  • Publication number: 20100152711
    Abstract: The invention provides a medical device delivery system comprising an offset coupling region interposed between an elongated hypotube guide member or catheter and a support segment. The medical device to be delivered is disposed about the support segment and contained and/or constrained within a containment element. The medical device may be released from the containment element by moving an actuation element from a first position to a second position. The offset coupling region allows the actuation element to exit a lumen within the guide member and to engage the containment element in the first position while traveling along a line generally coaxial with the lumen of the guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Allen Utke, Kyle Hendrikson, Peter Edelman, Ben Arcand, James Anderson, Ari Ryan
  • Publication number: 20100030140
    Abstract: A side catheter branch of a catheter assembly is oriented with respect to the main or side balloons of a catheter assembly. In some examples, the orientation is accomplished by connecting the side catheter branch to the main and/or side balloons or waste portions thereof. In other examples, the side catheter branch is positioned within the folds of the main or side balloons during assembly of the catheter assembly. In this manner, the side catheter branch remains in a known orientation with respect to the main and/or side balloons prior to and/or after deployment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Zachary J. Tegels, Adam Jennings, Tom Holman, Ben Arcand
  • Publication number: 20100008970
    Abstract: A drug-eluting endoprosthesis that includes a bioerodible metal portion and a therapeutic agent. In some aspects, the endoprosthesis includes a plurality of discrete deposits and a plurality of overlying layers each overlying one of the plurality of discrete deposits. Each discrete deposit includes one or more therapeutic agents and each overlying layer includes one or more bioerodible metals. In other aspects, the bioerodible metal portion includes at least two bioerodible metal regions having different electronegativities. The at least two bioerodible metal regions being in electrical contact with each other. The bioerodible metal erodes in a physiological environment to release the therapeutic agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Barry O'Brien, Ben Arcand, James Lee Shippy, III, Liliana Atanasoska, Aiden Flanagan, John T. Clarke, Tim O'Connor, Yixin Xu, Dave McMorrow, Jan Weber, John Kremer, Michael Kuehling, Dominique Seidel
  • Publication number: 20090281613
    Abstract: An endoprosthesis includes a body defining a flow passage therethrough. The body is capable of maintaining patency in a blood vessel and includes iron or an alloy thereof. The body has a nano-structured surface comprising iron oxide in which the individual nano-structures have a height to thickness aspect ratio of at least 5:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Liliana Atanasoska, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Ben Arcand, Robert W. Warner
  • Publication number: 20090259300
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are medical devices, such as intravascular stents, for delivering a therapeutic agent to the body tissue of a patient, and a method for making such medical devices. More particularly, the medical devices have a coating that includes a polymer that adheres to the surface of the medical device so that the coating is able to resist damage during loading, deployment and implantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: William E. Dorogy, JR., Raed Rizq, Ben Arcand, Steve Kangas, Jan Weber
  • Publication number: 20090227948
    Abstract: Catheter devices having an expandable balloon for delivering a therapeutic agent to a body site. In one aspect, one or more sheaths are disposed around the balloon with the therapeutic agent being disposed within the sheath, being disposed over the sheath, being contained in the space between the sheath and the balloon, or being otherwise associated with the sheath. In another aspect, the balloon includes a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) for drug delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: John Chen, Raed Rizq, Kent Harrison, Daniel Horn, Gordon Kocur, Tracee Eidenschink, Ben Arcand, Derek Sutermeister, Jay Rassat, Colm McGuiness, Wendy Naimark, Ruth Cheng
  • Publication number: 20090227949
    Abstract: Catheter devices having an expandable balloon for delivering a therapeutic agent to a body site. The balloon has one or more folds which serve as a reservoir for containing the therapeutic agent. The fold may have any of various configurations to hold the therapeutic agent. In some cases, the balloon comprises one or more lobes that forms the fold(s). The therapeutic agent may be provided in various ways. For example, the therapeutic agent may be contained in packets that rupture upon expansion of the balloon, or as a plurality of discrete bulk masses, or sealed within compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: David Knapp, Timothy J. Mickley, John Chen, Derek Sutermeister, Toby Freyman, Gordon Kocur, Daniel Horn, Jim Anderson, Ben Arcand, Jay Rassat, Raed Rizq, Irina Nazarova, Dan Quillin, Jan Weber, Torsten Scheuermann
  • Publication number: 20090118815
    Abstract: Endoprosthesis includes coatings of selected porosity formed of particulates of ceramics, metals, drugs and/or polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Arcand, Tom Holman, James Lee Shippy, III, Liliana Atanasoska