Patents by Inventor Brian Gaffney

Brian Gaffney 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: 20210361153
    Abstract: An endoscope may include a shaft having a longitudinal axis, a first image sensor facing a distal direction, and a second image sensor facing a lateral direction. The endoscope may further include a tubular member having a lumen, the lumen having a distal-end opening and defining a longitudinal axis through a center of the lumen. The tubular member may be movable between a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration of the tubular member, the longitudinal axis of the lumen may be parallel to the longitudinal axis of the shaft. In the second configuration of the tubular member, the longitudinal axis of the lumen may extend through a lateral opening in a wall of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew CALABRESE, Louis J. BARBATO, Brian GAFFNEY, Mark D. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20210282802
    Abstract: A method for coupling a first medical device component to a second medical device component comprising altering the first medical device component from a natural state to an altered state, by reducing a cross-sectional dimension of the first medical device, fitting a first portion of the first medical device component in the altered state into a first opening of the second medical device component, wherein the first medical device component includes second portions not within the first opening of the second medical device component, and allowing the second portions of the first medical device component to revert back to the natural state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian GAFFNEY, Paul SMITH, James J. SCUTTI, Rachel Marie WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 11116391
    Abstract: An endoscope may include a shaft having a longitudinal axis, a first image sensor facing a distal direction, and a second image sensor facing a lateral direction. The endoscope may further include a tubular member having a lumen, the lumen having a distal-end opening and defining a longitudinal axis through a center of the lumen. The tubular member may be movable between a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration of the tubular member, the longitudinal axis of the lumen may be parallel to the longitudinal axis of the shaft. In the second configuration of the tubular member, the longitudinal axis of the lumen may extend through a lateral opening in a wall of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Calabrese, Louis J. Barbato, Brian Gaffney, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20210076904
    Abstract: Aspects of articulating devices and methods are disclosed. An exemplary articulating device may comprise an interior core with a reinforcing extending along a central axis, an exterior layer bonded to the interior core by an interface, and a lumen extending through the exterior layer, exterior of the reinforcing element, and parallel to the central axis. A steering wire may be moveable in the lumen to articulate a distal end of the device relative to the central axis in response to a force applied to the steering wire. Related methods of manufacturing an articulating device are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Calabrese, Brian GAFFNEY, Gene STORBECK, Mark WOOD
  • Patent number: 10758709
    Abstract: Aspects of articulating devices and methods are disclosed. An exemplary articulating device may comprise an interior core with a reinforcing extending along a central axis, an exterior layer bonded to the interior core by an interface, and a lumen extending through the exterior layer, exterior of the reinforcing element, and parallel to the central axis. A steering wire may be moveable in the lumen to articulate a distal end of the device relative to the central axis in response to a force applied to the steering wire. Related methods of manufacturing an articulating device are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Calabrese, Brian Gaffney, Gene Storbeck, Mark Wood
  • Publication number: 20200187974
    Abstract: Exemplary medical devices may include a snare device. The snare device may include a first leg having a proximalmost end and a second leg having a proximalmost end. The first leg and the second leg may form a distal loop. The proximalmost end of first leg may be independently moveable relative to the proximalmost end of the second leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian GAFFNEY, Samuel RAYBIN, Paul SMITH, Ray TONG, Naroun SUON
  • Publication number: 20200187975
    Abstract: Polypectomy devices and methods for making and using polypectomy devices are disclosed. An example polypectomy device may include an elongate sheath having a proximal end region and a distal end region. A shaft may be slidably disposed within the sheath. A handle may be coupled to the proximal end region of the sheath. The handle may be designed to axially shift the shaft relative to the sheath. A snare may be coupled to the shaft. The snare may include a first region, a traction region, and a distal tip region. The first region may have a non-circular cross-sectional shape. The traction region may include a plurality of traction members. At a position between two adjacent traction members the snare may have a reduced cross-sectional area relative to the first region. The distal tip region may have a circular cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: PAUL SMITH, SAMUEL RAYBIN, KEVIN J. McELWEE, BRIAN GAFFNEY, NAROUN SOUN, ISMAIL GULER, BRIAN J. HANSON, ELIAS A. KHOURY, STEVEN R. LARSEN, DANIEL H. VanCAMP, WADE R. STRELOW, RYAN WALES, ROBERT B. DeVRIES, PETER J. SHANK
  • Patent number: 10610254
    Abstract: Exemplary medical devices may include a snare device. The snare device may include a first leg having a proximalmost end and a second leg having a proximalmost end. The first leg and the second leg may form a distal loop. The proximalmost end of first leg may be independently moveable relative to the proximalmost end of the second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Gaffney, Samuel Raybin, Paul Smith, Ray Tong, Naroun Suon
  • Patent number: 10603067
    Abstract: Polypectomy devices and methods for making and using polypectomy devices are disclosed. An example polypectomy device may include an elongate sheath having a proximal end region and a distal end region. A shaft may be slidably disposed within the sheath. A handle may be coupled to the proximal end region of the sheath. The handle may be designed to axially shift the shaft relative to the sheath. A snare may be coupled to the shaft. The snare may include a first region, a traction region, and a distal tip region. The first region may have a non-circular cross-sectional shape. The traction region may include a plurality of traction members. At a position between two adjacent traction members the snare may have a reduced cross-sectional area relative to the first region. The distal tip region may have a circular cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Samuel Raybin, Kevin J. McElwee, Brian Gaffney, Naroun Soun, Ismail Guler, Brian J. Hanson, Elias A. Khoury, Steven R. Larsen, Daniel H. VanCamp, Wade R. Strelow, Ryan Wales, Robert B. DeVries, Peter J. Shank
  • Publication number: 20190290355
    Abstract: A tumor ablation device may be combined with a diagnostic tool and/or a surgical instrument for offering cancer treatment therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Devon Amos, Bryan Bannon, Gary Trendel, Brian Gaffney, Brad M. Isaacson, Anthony Borrelli
  • Patent number: 10213290
    Abstract: A stent may be actuatable between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration. A stent may include one or more interwoven filaments each including a cross-sectional profile having at least one flattened portion. A flattened portion of a first filament portion of the one or more filaments may be positioned in contact with a flattened portion of a second filament portion of the one or more filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: John A. Hingston, Brian Gaffney, Colby Harris
  • Patent number: 10182840
    Abstract: In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, the medical device includes a snare member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The medical device also includes an operating member extending proximally of the snare member. The operating is enabled to extend and retract the snare member from a sheath. The snare member includes a transition portion extending between the proximal portion and the distal portion. The transition portion connects the proximal portion to the distal portion. The distal portion has a different cross-sectional area than the proximal section of the snare member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Raybin, Paul Smith, Brian Gaffney, Naroun Suon
  • Publication number: 20180249895
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present disclosure, a device may include a shaft having a distal end, and a tip at the distal end of the shaft. The tip may include an opening defined by a surface of the tip. An instrument inserted through the shaft may extend distally out of the opening. The device also may include an elevator for engaging the instrument. The elevator may include a proximal end fixed relative to the surface of the tip, a proximal portion extending distally from the proximal end, and a distal portion extending distally from the proximal portion. A force exerted on the elevator bends the proximal portion to deflect the distal portion without bending of the distal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew CALABRESE, Mark D. WOOD, Gregory Thomas HUGHES, Brian GAFFNEY
  • Publication number: 20180214015
    Abstract: An endoscope may include a shaft having a longitudinal axis, a first image sensor facing a distal direction, and a second image sensor facing a lateral direction. The endoscope may further include a tubular member having a lumen, the lumen having a distal-end opening and defining a longitudinal axis through a center of the lumen. The tubular member may be movable between a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration of the tubular member, the longitudinal axis of the lumen may be parallel to the longitudinal axis of the shaft. In the second configuration of the tubular member, the longitudinal axis of the lumen may extend through a lateral opening in a wall of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scienfific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew CALABRESE, Louis J. Barbato, Brian Gaffney, Mark D. Wood
  • Patent number: 9943394
    Abstract: A device for causing hemostasis includes a sheet of mesh stretchable between an expanded and a retracted configuration, a size of the sheet in the retracted configuration being selected to cover a target tissue site; a spring mechanism coupled to the mesh, the spring mechanism moving between an expanded configuration and a retracted configuration when the mesh is moved between the expanded and retracted configurations; and a plurality of hooks coupled to the mesh and oriented to extend into tissue to lock the mesh in position when the mesh is placed in a desired position over the target tissue site in the expanded configuration. The hooks are lockingly engaging the target tissue so that, after the hooks have lockingly engaged the tissue, the spring mechanism reverts to the retracted configuration drawing the engaged portions of tissue radially inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: John Allen Hingston, Daniel Robert Quinn, Michael E. Zupkofska, Kerry L. Grant, Brian Gaffney, Rachael Ann Rheaume, Kenny Joe King, Shawn Kerr, Paul Smith, Michelle Fater, Kevin John Wilcox, Dylan Murphy
  • Patent number: 9936958
    Abstract: A tissue closure device includes a first clip including a first longitudinal element extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end and a first pair of arms extending laterally from the first longitudinal element, the first pair of arms movable between an open configuration in which free ends of the first pair of arms are separated from one another and a closed configuration in which the free ends of the first pair of arms extend toward one another, the first pair of arms being biased toward the closed configuration, and a sliding element extending from a proximal end to a distal end and longitudinally movable relative to the first clip so that when a portion of the sliding element is received between the first pair of arms, the first pair of arms is moved from the biased closed configuration to the open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Michelle Fater, Shawn Kerr, Priya Khanchandani, Dylan Murphy, Kevin Wilcox, Daniel R. Quinn, Michael E. Zupkofska, Kenny J. King, Rachael A. Rheaume, Kerry L. Grant, John A. Hingston, Brian Gaffney
  • Publication number: 20180028220
    Abstract: Polypectomy devices and methods for making and using polypectomy devices are disclosed. An example polypectomy device may include an elongate sheath having a proximal end region and a distal end region. A shaft may be slidably disposed within the sheath. A handle may be coupled to the proximal end region of the sheath. The handle may be designed to axially shift the shaft relative to the sheath. A snare may be coupled to the shaft. The snare may include a first region, a traction region, and a distal tip region. The first region may have a non-circular cross-sectional shape. The traction region may include a plurality of traction members. At a position between two adjacent traction members the snare may have a reduced cross-sectional area relative to the first region. The distal tip region may have a circular cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: PAUL SMITH, SAMUEL RAYBIN, KEVIN J. McELWEE, BRIAN GAFFNEY, NAROUN SOUN, ISMAIL GULER, BRIAN J. HANSON, ELIAS A. KHOURY, STEVEN R. LARSEN, DANIEL H. VanCAMP, WADE R. STRELOW, RYAN WALES, ROBERT B. DeVRIES, PETER J. SHANK
  • Publication number: 20170340862
    Abstract: Aspects of articulating devices and methods are disclosed. An exemplary articulating device may comprise an interior core with a reinforcing extending along a central axis, an exterior layer bonded to the interior core by an interface, and a lumen extending through the exterior layer, exterior of the reinforcing element, and parallel to the central axis. A steering wire may be moveable in the lumen to articulate a distal end of the device relative to the central axis in response to a force applied to the steering wire. Related methods of manufacturing an articulating device are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew CALABRESE, Brian GAFFNEY, Gene STORBECK, Mark WOOD
  • Publication number: 20170231746
    Abstract: A stent may be actuatable between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration. A stent may include one or more interwoven filaments each including a cross-sectional profile having at least one flattened portion. A flattened portion of a first filament portion of the one or more filaments may be positioned in contact with a flattened portion of a second filament portion of the one or more filaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: John A. Hingston, Brian Gaffney, Colby Harris
  • Publication number: 20170049471
    Abstract: Exemplary medical devices may include a snare device. The snare device may include a first leg having a proximalmost end and a second leg having a proximalmost end. The first leg and the second leg may form a distal loop. The proximalmost end of first leg may be independently moveable relative to the proximalmost end of the second leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian GAFFNEY, Samuel RAYBIN, Paul SMITH, Ray TONG, Naroun SUON