Patents by Inventor Brian D. Brandt

Brian D. Brandt 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: 20180110616
    Abstract: Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of: endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve; expanding the anchor to a deployed configuration; and locking the anchor in the deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Brian D. Brandt, Dwight P. Morejohn, Ulrich R. Haug, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hans F. Valencia, Robert A. Geshlider
  • Publication number: 20180104052
    Abstract: Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of: endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve; expanding the anchor to a deployed configuration; and locking the anchor in the deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Brian D. Brandt, Dwight P. Morejohn, Ulrich R. Haug, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hans F. Valencia, Robert A. Geshlider
  • Publication number: 20180104056
    Abstract: Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a delivery catheter having a diameter of 21 french or less; an expandable anchor disposed within the delivery catheter; and a replacement valve disposed within the delivery catheter. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of: inserting a catheter having a diameter no more than 21 french into the patient; endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve through the catheter; and deploying the anchor and the replacement valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Brian D. Brandt, Dwight P. Morejohn, Ulrich R. Haug, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hans F. Valencia, Robert A. Geshlider, Jeff A. Krolik
  • Publication number: 20180104051
    Abstract: Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of: endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve; expanding the anchor to a deployed configuration; and locking the anchor in the deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Brian D. Brandt, Dwight P. Morejohn, Ulrich R. Haug, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hans F. Valencia, Robert A. Geshlider
  • Publication number: 20180085214
    Abstract: A replacement heart valve implant may include an expandable anchor member actuatable between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration, a plurality of locking mechanisms configured to maintain the expandable anchor member in the deployed configuration, one or more valve leaflets attached to each of the plurality of locking mechanisms, and at least one polymeric laminate corresponding to each locking mechanism, each of the at least one polymeric laminate sized and configured for mounting between a first portion of the corresponding locking mechanism and the expandable anchor member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Cornelius M. Crowley, Ali Salahieh, Takashi H. Ino, Christopher Blake Finnegan, Floriza Q. Escalona, Anh Thu Pham, Bhakta Basnet, Karl Damon Fleck, Leticia Marquez Garcia, Jay Yang, Brian D. Brandt, David Chia-Wei Wang, Connor Gordon Mulcahy
  • Patent number: 9872768
    Abstract: Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration. In some embodiments the delivery systems are configured with a single actuator to control the movement of multiple components of the delivery system. In some embodiments the actuator controls the independent and dependent movement of multiple components of the delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Paul, Benjamin T. Sutton, Brian K. McCollum, Brian D. Brandt, Emma Leung, Kenneth M. Martin, Amr Salahieh, Daniel K. Hildebrand
  • Patent number: 9861476
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus for methods for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. The apparatus includes an expandable anchor with leaflet engagement elements on the proximal end of the anchor and a replacement valve. The leaflet engagement elements can be used to prevent distal migration and insure proper positioning of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Brian D. Brandt, Robert A. Geshlider, Dwight P. Morejohn, Tom Saul
  • Publication number: 20170340438
    Abstract: Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of: endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve; expanding the anchor to a deployed configuration; and locking the anchor in the deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Brian D. Brandt, Dwight P. Morejohn, Ulrich R. Haug, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hans F. Valencia, Robert A. Geshlider
  • Patent number: 9795442
    Abstract: Cardiac tissue ablation catheters including an inflatable and flexible toroidal or spherically shaped balloon disposed at a distal region of an elongate member, a flexible circuit carried by an outer surface of the balloon, the flexible circuit including, a plurality of flexible branches conforming to the radially outer surface of the balloon, each of the plurality of flexible branches including a substrate, a conductive trace carried by the substrate, and an ablation electrode carried by the substrate, the ablation electrode in electrical communication with the conductive trace, and an elongate shaft comprising a guidewire lumen extending in the elongate member and extending from a proximal region of the inflatable balloon to distal region of the inflatable balloon and being disposed within the inflatable balloon, wherein a distal region of the elongate shaft is secured directly or indirectly to the distal region of the inflatable balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Shifamed Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Jonah Lepak, Emma Lepak, Brian D. Brandt, John P. Claude, Tom Saul
  • Publication number: 20170296266
    Abstract: Cardiac tissue ablation catheters including an inflatable and flexible toroidal or spherically shaped balloon disposed at a distal region of an elongate member, a flexible circuit carried by an outer surface of the balloon, the flexible circuit including, a plurality of flexible branches conforming to the radially outer surface of the balloon, each of the plurality of flexible branches including a substrate, a conductive trace carried by the substrate, and an ablation electrode carried by the substrate, the ablation electrode in electrical communication with the conductive trace, and an elongate shaft comprising a guidewire lumen extending in the elongate member and extending from a proximal region of the inflatable balloon to distal region of the inflatable balloon and being disposed within the inflatable balloon, wherein a distal region of the elongate shaft is secured directly or indirectly to the distal region of the inflatable balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Amr SALAHIEH, Jonah LEPAK, Emma LEPAK, Brian D. BRANDT, John P. CLAUDE, Tom SAUL
  • Publication number: 20170265996
    Abstract: A method for percutaneously replacing a heart valve of a patient. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of percutaneously delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve in an unexpanded configuration; expanding the anchor to a deployed configuration in which the anchor contacts tissue at a first anchor site; repositioning the anchor to a second anchor site; and deploying the anchor at the second anchor site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Brian D. Brandt, Dwight P. Morejohn, Ulrich R. Haug, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hans F. Valencia, Robert A. Geshlider, Jeff A. Krolik
  • Publication number: 20170224485
    Abstract: An elongated member and a method of manufacturing an elongated member may include first, second, and third elongated rod mandrels. The first, second, and third elongated rod mandrels may be fixed together at predetermined proximal and distal locations and at a ball tip. The first, second, and third rod mandrels may be disposed within a tubular coupling element and fixed to the tubular coupling element at the ball tip. The tubular coupling element may be placed into abutment with and fixed to the distal end of an elongated shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Randy S. Gamarra, David S. Tung, Benjamin Sutton, Takashi Ino, Joshua Wallin, Brian D. Brandt
  • Publication number: 20170216029
    Abstract: A medical device apparatus may include a medical implant including an anchor member configured to actuate between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration operatively connected to a delivery system, the delivery system including an outer sheath and an inner catheter disposed within the outer sheath, and a sheathing aid connecting the delivery system to the medical implant, the sheathing aid being configured to guide the medical implant into the outer sheath upon relative closing movement therebetween. The sheathing aid may include a plurality of tethers extending from the inner catheter to a proximal end of the anchor member, and a release mechanism slidably disposed within a coupler ring coupled to a distal end of the inner catheter. The plurality of tethers may be releasably coupled to the release mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Cornelius M. Crowley, Ali Salahieh, Brian D. Brandt, Andrew J.H. Backus, Thu Pham, Luan Cao, Dwight J. Knab, JR.
  • Patent number: 9717557
    Abstract: Cardiac ablation catheters and methods of use. Catheters that include an expandable membrane, an imaging member disposed within the expandable membrane, the imaging member having a field of view, a light source disposed within the expandable member adapted to deliver light towards the field of view of the imaging member, and an electrode comprising an outer conductive layer and inner light absorbing layer disposed between the electrode and the expandable membrane, the inner light absorbing layer adapted to absorb light from the light source and thereby reduce reflection of the light from the outer conductive electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: APAMA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Jonah Lepak, Emma Leung, Brian D. Brandt, John P. Claude, Claudio Argento, Thilaka Sumanaweera, Zak West
  • Publication number: 20170196689
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for endovascularly delivering and releasing a prosthesis, e.g., an aortic prosthesis, within and/or across a patient's native heart valve, referred to hereinafter as replacing the patient's heart valve. In some embodiments the delivery system comprises a plurality of first actuatable element adapted to engage a plurality of second elements in a first configuration to capture the implant within the delivery system, and wherein the plurality of first actuatable element are adapted to engage the plurality of second elements in a second configuration and to release the implant from the delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Hans F. Valencia, Brian D. Brandt, Claudio Argento, Ulrich R. Haug, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Daniel K. Hildebrand, Dwight P. Morejohn, Tom Saul
  • Patent number: 9655677
    Abstract: Cardiac tissue ablation catheters including an inflatable and flexible toroidal or spherically shaped balloon disposed at a distal region of an elongate member, a flexible circuit carried by an outer surface of the balloon, the flexible circuit including, a plurality of flexible branches conforming to the radially outer surface of the balloon, each of the plurality of flexible branches including a substrate, a conductive trace carried by the substrate, and an ablation electrode carried by the substrate, the ablation electrode in electrical communication with the conductive trace, and an elongate shaft comprising a guidewire lumen extending in the elongate member and extending from a proximal region of the inflatable balloon to distal region of the inflatable balloon and being disposed within the inflatable balloon, wherein a distal region of the elongate shaft is secured directly or indirectly to the distal region of the inflatable balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SHIFAMED HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Jonah Lepak, Emma Lepak, Brian D. Brandt, John P. Claude, Tom Saul
  • Patent number: 9642705
    Abstract: An elongated member and a method of manufacturing an elongated member may include first, second, and third elongated rod mandrels. The first, second, and third elongated rod mandrels may be fixed together at predetermined proximal and distal locations and at a ball tip. The first, second, and third rod mandrels may be disposed within a tubular coupling element and fixed to the tubular coupling element at the ball tip. The tubular coupling element may be placed into abutment with and fixed to the distal end of an elongated shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Randy S. Gamarra, David S. Tung, Benjamin Sutton, Takashi Ino, Joshua Wallin, Brian D. Brandt
  • Patent number: 9610006
    Abstract: A tissue electrode assembly includes a membrane configured to form an expandable, conformable body that is deployable in a patient. The assembly further includes a flexible circuit positioned on a surface of the membrane and comprising at least one base substrate layer, at least one insulating layer and at least one planar conducting layer. An electrically-conductive electrode covers at least a portion of the flexible circuit and a portion of the surface of the membrane not covered by the flexible circuit, wherein the electrically-conductive electrode is foldable upon itself with the membrane to a delivery conformation having a diameter suitable for minimally-invasive delivery of the assembly to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SHIFAMED HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Jonah Lepak, Emma Leung, Brian D. Brandt, John P. Claude, Tom Saul
  • Publication number: 20170065414
    Abstract: Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration. In some embodiments the delivery systems are configured with a single actuator to control the movement of multiple components of the delivery system. In some embodiments the actuator controls the independent and dependent movement of multiple components of the delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: David Paul, Benjamin Sutton, Brian McCollum, Brian D. Brandt, Emma Leung, Kenneth M. Martin, Amr Salahieh, Daniel Hildebrand
  • Patent number: 9585749
    Abstract: A replacement heart valve assembly. An expandable anchor is disclosed that has a skirt region, a lip region, and a plurality of posts attached to the skirt region. A replacement heart valve is attached to the posts. The lip region has interlocking elements that are secured to the posts where the interlocking elements have eyelets. Tabs extend into the eyelets to mate with holes in the posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Brian D. Brandt, Dwight P. Morejohn, Ulrich R. Haug, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hans F. Valencia, Robert A. Geshlider, Jeff A. Krolik