Patents by Inventor Brian Joseph Tischler

Brian Joseph Tischler 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: 11020123
    Abstract: An example occlusive implant is disclosed. The example occlusive implant includes a framework including a projection and a cushioning member coupled to the framework, the cushioning member including a first end region and a second end region opposite the first end region. Additionally, the first end region is coupled to the projection, the second end region is coupled to the framework and the cushioning member includes a curved portion designed to minimize trauma to a target site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Joseph Tischler
  • Publication number: 20200178981
    Abstract: An implant for occluding a left atrial appendage may include an expandable framework configured to shift between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, an occlusive element disposed on the expandable framework, and a sealing member spaced apart proximally from the expandable framework by a gap distance. A system for occluding a left atrial appendage may further include a delivery sheath and a core wire releasably secured to the implant. A method for occluding a left atrial appendage may include advancing the implant to the left atrial appendage, deploying the expandable framework within the left atrial appendage, shifting the expandable framework into the expanded configuration within the left atrial appendage, and deploying the sealing member proximate an ostium of the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Brian Joseph Tischler, Joshua Mark Inouye, David John Onushko
  • Publication number: 20200060849
    Abstract: A medical implant including an expandable framework configured to shift between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, the expandable framework comprising a plurality of interconnected struts defining a plurality of cells; and an occlusive element connected to the expandable framework and having an inner surface and an outer surface. The expandable framework may include a plurality of securement members projecting from the plurality of interconnected struts. One of the inner surface or the outer surface of the occlusive element may be in contact with the plurality of interconnected struts, and the other of the inner surface and the outer surface not in contact with the plurality of interconnected struts may lie against an opposing surface of each of the plurality of securement members. A tip portion of the plurality of securement members may not extend radially outward of the plurality of interconnected struts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Mark Inouye, Brian Joseph Tischler, Dennis A. Peiffer
  • Publication number: 20190298380
    Abstract: An example occlusive implant is disclosed. The example occlusive implant includes an expandable framework configured to shift between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, wherein the expandable framework includes a plurality of strut members circumferentially spaced around a longitudinal axis of the expandable framework, wherein one or more of the plurality of strut members includes a first twisted portion and a face portion. The occlusive implant also includes a plurality of fixation members disposed along the face portion of one or more of the plurality of strut members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Mark Inouye, Brian Joseph Tischler
  • Publication number: 20190125362
    Abstract: An example occlusive implant is disclosed. The example occlusive implant includes a framework including a projection and a cushioning member coupled to the framework, the cushioning member including a first end region and a second end region opposite the first end region. Additionally, the first end region is coupled to the projection, the second end region is coupled to the framework and the cushioning member includes a curved portion designed to minimize trauma to a target site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Brian Joseph Tischler
  • Publication number: 20180310925
    Abstract: An occlusive implant system may include a catheter having a lumen extending from a proximal opening to a distal opening, a core wire slidably disposed within the lumen, and an occlusive implant having an expandable framework configured to shift between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, and an occlusive element disposed on the expandable framework. The expandable framework may include a plurality of anchor members extending radially outward from the expandable framework, at least some of the plurality of anchor members each have a barb projecting circumferentially therefrom. The occlusive implant may be releasably connected to a distal portion of the core wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Mark Inouye, Brian Joseph Tischler, Dennis A. Peiffer
  • Patent number: 9861370
    Abstract: An occlusion device (e.g., for treatment of the left atrial appendage) includes a framework and a biocompatible covering disposed over at least a part of the framework. The framework may include a proximal portion, a middle portion, and a distal portion, wherein: the proximal portion includes a first hub that has a fixed first diameter; the middle portion has a second diameter and includes a plurality of beams extending from the first hub to a distal portion, wherein each of the plurality of beams is connected to an adjacent beam by a first circumferentially extending column of strut pairs; and the distal portion has a third diameter. In one or more embodiments, the framework includes improved circumferential strength and minimizes foreshortening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Clark, Brian Joseph Tischler, Dennis A. Peiffer, Timothy J. Ley, Thyna M. Chau
  • Publication number: 20170224354
    Abstract: A left atrial appendage closure implant may include a support frame including a first bend extending from a proximal collar to a second bend, a first segment extending from the second bend to a third bend, a second segment extending from the third bend to a fourth bend, and a third segment extending from the fourth bend to a distal collar, wherein the support frame is actuatable from a first constrained position to a second flowering position to a third mid-deployment position to a fourth unconstrained position. An implant may include a self-expanding support frame having a circumference and a central longitudinal axis, a membrane disposed over at least a portion of the support frame, and a plurality of anchors arranged into a first row and a second row such that the first row and the second row form a staggered pattern about the circumference of the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Tischler, Christopher J. Clark, Dennis A. Peiffer, Thyna M. Chau
  • Patent number: 9675473
    Abstract: A stent has a first end region, a middle region, and a second end region, each region including a plurality of strut columns. The stent includes at least one barb. Each barb in an expanded state is at an angle relative to the outer surface of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Claude Clerc, Brian Joseph Tischler, Mark McPhail, Daniel Ross, Burns P. Doran
  • Publication number: 20150306360
    Abstract: A drug delivery device that uses centrifugal force to deliver a drug to a body lumen wall. The drug delivery device comprises an impeller that includes an impeller shaft; an impeller head at the distal end of the impeller shaft; a drug lumen; an impeller housing; and a housing shaft attached to the impeller housing. In use, the drug is advanced along the drug lumen to the impeller head; at least the impeller head is rotated so that when drug exits the drug lumen, the centrifugal force of the rotating impeller causes the drug to move radially outward from the drug delivery device, towards and into the body lumen wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Tischler, Jaydeep Y. Kokate, Derek Kenneth Larson, Christopher J. Clark, Gary John Pederson, JR., Katherine Stryker Brodeen Routh
  • Publication number: 20140074151
    Abstract: An implantable medical device having barbs reducing in height and/or changing angle as the implantable medical device transitions for an expanded state to a constrained state is disclosed which may lessen the risk of injury associated with the removal and/or repositioning of a deployed device. Within the main body of the device may be positioned a plurality of fixation struts having an end secured to the main body and a barb end exiting the main body at a point of egress and extending radially outwards from the main body. The fixation struts may be secured to the main body such that the distance between the point of attachment of the secured end of a fixation strut and the respective point of egress from the main body its free barb forming end is greater in the constrained than expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Tischler, Dennis A. Peiffer
  • Publication number: 20140018841
    Abstract: Occlusion device for an atrial appendage, the device having proximal and distal ends and a central axis and comprising a cage-like structure formed of struts, the struts having proximal strut ends and distal strut ends, wherein at the proximal end of the device the struts extend towards the central axis and are connected to each other at their proximal strut ends, and wherein at least some of the struts are connected to each other at their distal strut ends within the cage-like structure so that the struts form an atraumatic distal end of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Dennis A. Peiffer, Brian Joseph Tischler, Timothy J. Ley, Christopher J. Clark, Thyna M. Chau
  • Patent number: 6595229
    Abstract: A valve consisting of a motor that rotates a cylinder to perform various functions in controlling liquid flow. The operation being controlled by a cam operated switch to start and stop cylinder in the various cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventors: Edward Joseph Tischler, Brian Joseph Tischler
  • Publication number: 20030084943
    Abstract: A valve consisting of a motor that rotates a cylinder to perform various functions in controlling liquid flow. The operation being controlled by a cam operated switch to start and stop cylinder in the various cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Edward Joseph Tischler, Brian Joseph Tischler