Patents by Inventor Brian J. Intoccia

Brian J. Intoccia 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: 20190231466
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for guiding, supporting, and/or housing instruments. One exemplary system includes a guide tube having a manipulation section and mated with rails carrying instrument control members. Moving the rails with respect to the guide tube, or another point of reference, can control movement of the manipulation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry WEITZNER, Paul J. SMITH, John B. GOLDEN, Brian J. INTOCCIA, Naroun SUON, Katie KRUEGER, Brian TINKHAM, Michal WEISMAN, Brett A. KRUEGER
  • Patent number: 10299874
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for guiding, supporting, and/or housing instruments. One exemplary system includes a guide tube having a manipulation section and mated with rails carrying instrument control members. Moving the rails with respect to the guide tube, or another point of reference, can control movement of the manipulation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Paul J. Smith, John B. Golden, Brian J. Intoccia, Naroun Suon, Katie Krueger, Brian Tinkham, Michal Weisman, Brett A. Krueger
  • Publication number: 20170106146
    Abstract: An injection device, method, and system for drug delivery includes a container for storing a drug, the container having a stopper movably disposed in the container for expelling the drug; an injection drive mechanism having a plunger for acting on the stopper and an energy source having a first selected potential energy for exerting a force on the plunger to cause the plunger to act on the stopper to expel the drug; and a plunger loading mechanism for substantially preventing the plunger from accelerating to a predetermined velocity before it acts on the stopper. The plunger loading mechanism may be a spring having a second selected potential energy for reducing or eliminating a distance between the plunger and the stopper, prior to the plunger accelerating to the velocity. The second selected potential energy of the spring may be less than the first selected potential energy of the energy source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher R. Folk, Scott R. Gibson, Brian J. Intoccia
  • Patent number: 9566126
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for facilitating control of a tool or tools. The systems can allow a user to control multiple degrees of freedom. One such system allows a user to control multiple degrees of freedom of two tools simultaneously. Another such system allows a user to control multiple degrees of freedom with a single hand. Frames and rails for supporting and/or constraining movement of a tool or tools are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Paul J. Smith, John B. Golden, Brian J. Intoccia, Naroun Suon, William J. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9456877
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various instruments, systems, and methods of use. The instruments can have various control members and/or handles for controlling various degrees of freedom. In addition, the control members can include various control mechanisms for transferring user inputs from a handle to a distal portion of the instrument. In one aspect, an instrument can comprise a control member and a catheter. The catheter can be adjustably and/or detachably connected to the control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Paul J. Smith, John B. Golden, Brian J. Intoccia, Naroun Suon, Michael Barenboym
  • Publication number: 20160228113
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for facilitating control of a tool or tools. The systems can allow a user to control multiple degrees of freedom. One such system allows a user to control multiple degrees of freedom of two tools simultaneously. Another such system allows a user to control multiple degrees of freedom with a single hand. Frames and rails for supporting and/or constraining movement of a tool or tools are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry WEITZNER, Paul J. SMITH, John B. GOLDEN, Brian J. INTOCCIA, Naroun SUON, William J. SHAW
  • Patent number: 9345462
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for facilitating control of a tool or tools. The systems can allow a user to control multiple degrees of freedom. One such system allows a user to control multiple degrees of freedom of two tools simultaneously. Another such system allows a user to control multiple degrees of freedom with a single hand. Frames and rails for supporting and/or constraining movement of a tool or tools are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Paul J. Smith, John B. Golden, Brian J. Intoccia, Naroun Suon, William J. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9309916
    Abstract: A coil for transmitting torque comprises a wire having a longitudinal axis and first and second longitudinal edges extending along the longitudinal axis, wherein the first longitudinal edge is formed with a first pattern and the second longitudinal edge is formed with a second pattern complementary to the first pattern, the first and second patterns being configured to interlock with one another when the wire is wound into a helical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Ryan, Brian J. Intoccia
  • Publication number: 20160089007
    Abstract: Described herein are drive systems and methods. One exemplary system includes a tool having a proximal handle and a catheter body. The tool can be mated with a rail and the rail mated with a frame. The connection between the tool and rail and/or the rail and frame can allow relative movement of the tool with respect to the frame, a patient, and/or a point of reference. In one exemplary configuration the handle of the tool rotates around an axis that corresponds to a portion of the catheter body, such that rotational movement of the handle has a minimal impact on longitudinal movement and/or position of a distal end of the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry WEITZNER, Paul J. SMITH, Gary S. KAPPEL, John B. GOLDEN, Brian J. INTOCCIA, Katie KRUEGER, Naroun SUON
  • Patent number: 9289266
    Abstract: Described herein are drive systems and methods. One exemplary system includes a tool having a proximal handle and a catheter body. The tool can be mated with a rail and the rail mated with a frame. The connection between the tool and rail and/or the rail and frame can allow relative movement of the tool with respect to the frame, a patient, and/or a point of reference. In one exemplary configuration the handle of the tool rotates around an axis that corresponds to a portion of the catheter body, such that rotational movement of the handle has a minimal impact on longitudinal movement and/or position of a distal end of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Paul J. Smith, Gary S. Kappel, John B. Golden, Brian J. Intoccia, Katie Krueger, Naroun Suon
  • Publication number: 20150238180
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for guiding, supporting, and/or housing instruments. One exemplary system includes a guide tube having a manipulation section and mated with rails carrying instrument control members. Moving the rails with respect to the guide tube, or another point of reference, can control movement of the manipulation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Barry WEITZNER, Paul J. SMITH, John B. GOLDEN, Brian J. INTOCCIA, Naroun SUON, Katie KRUEGER, Brian TINKHAM, Michal WEISMAN, Brett A. KRUEGER
  • Patent number: 9084621
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for guiding, supporting, and/or housing instruments. One exemplary system includes a guide tube having a manipulation section and mated with rails carrying instrument control members. Moving the rails with respect to the guide tube, or another point of reference, can control movement of the manipulation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Paul J. Smith, John B. Golden, Brian J. Intoccia, Naroun Suon, Katie Krueger, Brian Tinkham, Michal Weisman, Brett A. Krueger
  • Publication number: 20140248964
    Abstract: A coil for transmitting torque comprises a wire having a longitudinal axis and first and second longitudinal edges extending along the longitudinal axis, wherein the first longitudinal edge is formed with a first pattern and the second longitudinal edge is formed with a second pattern complementary to the first pattern, the first and second patterns being configured to interlock with one another when the wire is wound into a helical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Ryan, Brian J. Intoccia
  • Patent number: 8758270
    Abstract: A coil for transmitting torque comprises a wire having a longitudinal axis and first and second longitudinal edges extending along the longitudinal axis, wherein the first longitudinal edge is formed with a first pattern and the second longitudinal edge is formed with a second pattern complementary to the first pattern, the first and second patterns being configured to interlock with one another when the wire is wound into a helical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Ryan, Brian J. Intoccia
  • Publication number: 20130252744
    Abstract: A coil for transmitting torque comprises a wire having a longitudinal axis and first and second longitudinal edges extending along the longitudinal axis, wherein the first longitudinal edge is formed with a first pattern and the second longitudinal edge is formed with a second pattern complementary to the first pattern, the first and second patterns being configured to interlock with one another when the wire is wound into a helical shape,
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn RYAN, Brian J. INTOCCIA
  • Publication number: 20120004502
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for facilitating control of a tool or tools. The systems can allow a user to control multiple degrees of freedom. One such system allows a user to control multiple degrees of freedom of two tools simultaneously. Another such system allows a user to control multiple degrees of freedom with a single hand. Frames and rails for supporting and/or constraining movement of a tool or tools are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Paul J. Smith, John B. Golden, Brian J. Intoccia, Naroun Suon, William J. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20080243176
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for guiding, supporting, and/or housing instruments. One exemplary system includes a guide tube having a manipulation section and mated with rails carrying instrument control members. Moving the rails with respect to the guide tube, or another point of reference, can control movement of the manipulation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Paul J. Smith, John B. Golden, Brian J. Intoccia, Naroun Suon, Katie Krueger, Brian Tinkham, Michal Weisman, Brett A. Krueger
  • Publication number: 20080221391
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various instruments, systems, and methods of use. The instruments can have various control members and/or handles for controlling various degrees of freedom. In addition, the control members can include various control mechanisms for transferring user inputs from a handle to a distal portion of the instrument. In one aspect, an instrument can comprise a control member and a catheter. The catheter can be adjustably and/or detachably connected to the control member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Paul J. Smith, John B. Golden, Brian J. Intoccia, Naroun Suon, Michael Barenboym
  • Publication number: 20080188868
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for facilitating control of a tool or tools. The systems can allow a user to control multiple degrees of freedom. One such system allows a user to control multiple degrees of freedom of two tools simultaneously. Another such system allows a user to control multiple degrees of freedom with a single hand. Frames and rails for supporting and/or constraining movement of a tool or tools are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Paul J. Smith, John B. Golden, Brian J. Intoccia, Naroun Suon, William J. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20080188869
    Abstract: Described herein are drive systems and methods. One exemplary system includes a tool having a proximal handle and a catheter body. The tool can be mated with a rail and the rail mated with a frame. The connection between the tool and rail and/or the rail and frame can allow relative movement of the tool with respect to the frame, a patient, and/or a point of reference. In one exemplary configuration the handle of the tool rotates around an axis that corresponds to a portion of the catheter body, such that rotational movement of the handle has a minimal impact on longitudinal movement and/or position of a distal end of the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Paul J. Smith, Gary S. Kappel, John B. Golden, Brian J. Intoccia, Katie Krueger, Naroun Suon