Patents by Inventor Benjamin D. McDaniel

Benjamin D. McDaniel 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: 20190151616
    Abstract: A deflectable device, such as a catheter, is provided that includes a hinge that enhances the ability of the device to deflect or bend within a predetermined plane. The catheter comprises an elongated tubular catheter body having proximal and distal ends and at least one lumen extending therethrough. A distal segment is provided distal to the distal end of the catheter body. A tubular hinge is provided between the distal end of the catheter body and the proximal end of the distal segment. The hinge has an axis and at least one lumen extending therethrough. The tube includes at least one slot, and preferably a plurality of slots, extending part of the way through the hinge generally transverse to the axis of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Martin F. O'Sullivan, James K. Lee
  • Patent number: 10183150
    Abstract: A deflectable device, such as a catheter, is provided that includes a hinge that enhances the ability of the device to deflect or bend within a predetermined plane. The catheter comprises an elongated tubular catheter body having proximal and distal ends and at least one lumen extending therethrough. A distal segment is provided distal to the distal end of the catheter body. A tubular hinge is provided between the distal end of the catheter body and the proximal end of the distal segment. The hinge has an axis and at least one lumen extending therethrough. The tube includes at least one slot, and preferably a plurality of slots, extending part of the way through the hinge generally transverse to the axis of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Martin F. O'Sullivan, James K. Lee
  • Publication number: 20170232234
    Abstract: A deflectable device, such as a catheter, is provided that includes a hinge that enhances the ability of the device to deflect or bend within a predetermined plane. The catheter comprises an elongated tubular catheter body having proximal and distal ends and at least one lumen extending therethrough. A distal segment is provided distal to the distal end of the catheter body. A tubular hinge is provided between the distal end of the catheter body and the proximal end of the distal segment. The hinge has an axis and at least one lumen extending therethrough. The tube includes at least one slot, and preferably a plurality of slots, extending part of the way through the hinge generally transverse to the axis of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Martin F. O'Sullivan, James K. Lee
  • Patent number: 9662473
    Abstract: A deflectable, catheter includes a catheter body, an intermediate section, a tip electrode and a control handle for deflecting the catheter by manipulation of a puller element that is made of a high modulus fiber material and extends through the catheter body and the intermediate section. The proximal end of the puller element is housed in the control handle and the distal end of the puller element is in a wrapped configuration and engages with a distal tip member or the intermediate section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Dean M. Ponzi, Darrell Drysen
  • Patent number: 9636482
    Abstract: A deflectable device, such as a catheter, is provided that includes a hinge that enhances the ability of the device to deflect or bend within a predetermined plane. The catheter comprises an elongated tubular catheter body having proximal and distal ends and at least one lumen extending therethrough. A distal segment is provided distal to the distal end of the catheter body. A tubular hinge is provided between the distal end of the catheter body and the proximal end of the distal segment. The hinge has an axis and at least one lumen extending therethrough. The tube includes at least one slot, and preferably a plurality of slots, extending part of the way through the hinge generally transverse to the axis of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Martin F. O'Sullivan, James K. Lee
  • Patent number: 9101733
    Abstract: An improved steerable catheter with biased, in-plane bi-directional deflection has an elongated catheter body, a deflectable intermediate section having a tubing with at least a first and a second off-axis opposing lumens for puller wires that define a plane of deflection, and a control handle at a proximal end of the catheter body. The deflectable intermediate section includes at least two elongated bias members that extend along the length and lie on a plane perpendicular to the plane of deflection so as to resist flexure outside of the plane of deflection. In a more detailed embodiment, the deflectable intermediate section has an integrated tubular construction that includes an inner layer, a braided mesh surrounding the inner layer and an outer layer, where the bias members can be situated between the inner layer and the braided mesh, or between the braided mesh and the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin D. McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20150133919
    Abstract: A catheter has a three-dimensional, hollow ablation assembly that carries at least one ribbon electrode for circumferential ablation. In one embodiment, the assembly has a free-form framework that is constructed of multiple tensile members or wires that are interwoven such that the length of the framework increases while the circumference of the framework decreases, and vice versa. The assembly can also have a self-expanding stent-type framework which is mounted on the expander. In another alternative embodiment, the framework is a tubular or cylindrical structure whose side wall has longitudinal slots between longitudinal slats for radial expansion to a greater circumference when the length is decreased. The flexible ribbon electrode on the assembly is elastic, or is pleated so that it folds when the framework is collapsed and unfolds when the framework is deployed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Dean M. Ponzi
  • Patent number: 8945120
    Abstract: A catheter has a three-dimensional, hollow ablation assembly that carries at least one ribbon electrode for circumferential ablation. In one embodiment, the assembly has a free-form framework that is constructed of multiple tensile members or wires that are interwoven such that the length of the framework increases while the circumference of the framework decreases, and vice versa. The assembly can also have a self-expanding stent-type framework which is mounted on the expander. In another alternative embodiment, the framework is a tubular or cylindrical structure whose side wall has longitudinal slots between longitudinal slats for radial expansion to a greater circumference when the length is decreased. The flexible ribbon electrode on the assembly is elastic, or is pleated so that it folds when the framework is collapsed and unfolds when the framework is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Dean M. Ponzi
  • Publication number: 20140371671
    Abstract: A deflectable device, such as a catheter, is provided that includes a hinge that enhances the ability of the device to deflect or bend within a predetermined plane. The catheter comprises an elongated tubular catheter body having proximal and distal ends and at least one lumen extending therethrough. A distal segment is provided distal to the distal end of the catheter body. A tubular hinge is provided between the distal end of the catheter body and the proximal end of the distal segment. The hinge has an axis and at least one lumen extending therethrough. The tube includes at least one slot, and preferably a plurality of slots, extending part of the way through the hinge generally transverse to the axis of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Martin F. O'Sullivan, James K. Lee
  • Patent number: 8882705
    Abstract: An improved steerable catheter with in-plane deflection comprises a catheter body having proximal and distal ends and a lumen extending therethrough and a tip section at the distal end of the catheter body. The tip section comprises a flexible plastic tubing having a pair of diametrically-opposed lumens extending therethrough. The catheter also provides two puller wires manipulated through a control handle at the proximal end of the catheter body. Each puller wire extends through one of the pair of lumens in the tip section and through the lumen of the catheter body and is anchored to the control handle at its proximal end and anchored to the tip section at its distal end. The deflection mechanism is configured to generally define a plane along which deflection most readily occurs and an edge along which deflection is most readily avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Thomas V. Selkee
  • Publication number: 20140243743
    Abstract: A deflectable, catheter includes a catheter body, an intermediate section, a tip electrode and a control handle for deflecting the catheter by manipulation of a puller element that is made of a high modulus fiber material and extends through the catheter body and the intermediate section. The proximal end of the puller element is housed in the control handle and the distal end of the puller element is in a wrapped configuration and engages with a distal tip member or the intermediate section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Dean M. Ponzi, Darrell Drysen
  • Patent number: 8764743
    Abstract: A deflectable device, such as a catheter, is provided that includes a hinge that enhances the ability of the device to deflect or bend within a predetermined plane. The catheter comprises an elongated tubular catheter body having proximal and distal ends and at least one lumen extending therethrough. A distal segment is provided distal to the distal end of the catheter body. A tubular hinge is provided between the distal end of the catheter body and the proximal end of the distal segment. The hinge has an axis and at least one lumen extending therethrough. The tube includes at least one slot, and preferably a plurality of slots, extending part of the way through the hinge generally transverse to the axis of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Martin F. O'Sullivan, James K. Lee
  • Patent number: 8540696
    Abstract: A deflectable catheter includes a catheter body, an intermediate section, a tip electrode and a control handle for deflecting the catheter by manipulation of a puller element that is made of a high modulus fiber material and extends through the catheter body and the intermediate section. The proximal end of the puller element is housed in the control handle and the distal end of the puller element is in a wrapped configuration and engages with a distal tip member or the intermediate section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Dean M. Ponzi, Darrell Drysen
  • Patent number: 8256428
    Abstract: A method for treating tissue is provided. The method comprises introducing into a patient the distal end of a catheter. The catheter comprises a catheter shaft comprising an elongated tubing having proximal and distal ends, and a distal shaft comprising a tubing having proximal and distal ends. The distal shaft carries a treatment device along a side of the distal shaft. A hinge is mounted between the distal end of the catheter shaft and the proximal end of the distal shaft. The hinge enhances the ability of the distal shaft to bend relative to the catheter shaft in a single predetermined plane A force is exerted on the distal shaft to cause at least a portion of the treatment device that is along a side of the distal shaft to contact the tissue. The tissue is treated with the treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard Hindricks, Hans Kottkamp, Bart-Jan Korteling, Benjamin D. McDaniel, Martin F. O'Sullivan, James K. Lee
  • Publication number: 20110301597
    Abstract: A catheter has a three-dimensional, hollow ablation assembly that carries at least one ribbon electrode for circumferential ablation. In one embodiment, the assembly has a free-form framework that is constructed of multiple tensile members or wires that are interwoven such that the length of the framework increases while the circumference of the framework decreases, and vice versa. The assembly can also have a self-expanding stent-type framework which is mounted on the expander. In another alternative embodiment, the framework is a tubular or cylindrical structure whose side wall has longitudinal slots between longitudinal slats for radial expansion to a greater circumference when the length is decreased. The flexible ribbon electrode on the assembly is elastic, or is pleated so that it folds when the framework is collapsed and unfolds when the framework is deployed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Dean M. Ponzi
  • Publication number: 20110218492
    Abstract: An improved steerable catheter with in-plane deflection comprises a catheter body having proximal and distal ends and a lumen extending therethrough and a tip section at the distal end of the catheter body. The tip section comprises a flexible plastic tubing having a pair of diametrically-opposed lumens extending therethrough. The catheter also provides two puller wires manipulated through a control handle at the proximal end of the catheter body. Each puller wire extends through one of the pair of lumens in the tip section and through the lumen of the catheter body and is anchored to the control handle at its proximal end and anchored to the tip section at its distal end. The deflection mechanism is configured to generally define a plane along which deflection most readily occurs and an edge along which deflection is most readily avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Thomas V. Selkee
  • Patent number: 8007495
    Abstract: A catheter has a three-dimensional, hollow ablation assembly that carries at least one ribbon electrode for circumferential ablation. In one embodiment, the assembly has a free-form framework that is constructed of multiple tensile members or wires that are interwoven such that the length of the framework increases while the circumference of the framework decreases, and vice versa. The assembly can also have a self-expanding stent-type framework which is mounted on the expander. In another alternative embodiment, the framework is a tubular or cylindrical structure whose side wall has longitudinal slots between longitudinal slats for radial expansion to a greater circumference when the length is decreased. The flexible ribbon electrode on the assembly is elastic, or is pleated so that it folds when the framework is collapsed and unfolds when the framework is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Dean M. Ponzi
  • Patent number: 7959601
    Abstract: An improved steerable catheter with in-plane deflection comprises a catheter body having proximal and distal ends and a lumen extending therethrough and a tip section at the distal end of the catheter body. The tip section comprises a flexible plastic tubing having a pair of diametrically-opposed lumens extending therethrough. The catheter also provides two puller wires manipulated through a control handle at the proximal end of the catheter body. Each puller wire extends through one of the pair of lumens in the tip section and through the lumen of the catheter body and is anchored to the control handle at its proximal end and anchored to the tip section at its distal end. The deflection mechanism is configured to generally define a plane along which deflection most readily occurs and an edge along which deflection is most readily avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. McDaniel, Thomas V. Selkee
  • Publication number: 20110077498
    Abstract: An improved steerable catheter with biased, in-plane bi-directional deflection has an elongated catheter body, a deflectable intermediate section having a tubing with at least a first and a second off-axis opposing lumens for puller wires that define a plane of deflection, and a control handle at a proximal end of the catheter body. The deflectable intermediate section includes at least two elongated bias members that extend along the length and lie on a plane perpendicular to the plane of deflection so as to resist flexure outside of the plane of deflection. In a more detailed embodiment, the deflectable intermediate section has an integrated tubular construction that includes an inner layer, a braided mesh surrounding the inner layer and an outer layer, where the bias members can be situated between the inner layer and the braided mesh, or between the braided mesh and the outer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Benjamin D. McDaniel
  • Patent number: 7776017
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a catheter clamp that is affixable to a patient's skin to hold a catheter in position while in use within a patient's body. In one embodiment, the clamp has a base adapted to be removably adhered to the patient's skin, two clamp members supported on the base and defining a region therebetween to receive the catheter body, the clamp members being adapted to move between an open position and a closed position, and locking means for releasably locking said clamp members in said closed position to hold the catheter body in a generally fixed position relative to said clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean M. Ponzi, Benjamin D. McDaniel