Patents by Inventor Brian P. Watschke

Brian P. Watschke 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: 20240058112
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an implant, includes an inflatable member, a pump assembly, a tubular member and a coupling member. The pump assembly is configured to facilitate a transfer of fluid to and from the inflatable member. The coupling member is configured to facilitate a coupling of the tubular member to the pump assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Barbara Belisa Soffiati, Daragh Nolan, Thomas Sinnott, James Michael English, Richard Percy, James Shane Power, Brian P. Watschke, Joseph Prescott, Bryan Duane Johnson
  • Patent number: 11864736
    Abstract: A fluid management system includes a pump configured to pump fluid through the system at a fluid flow rate. The system includes a processor including a user interface, the user interface allowing a user to input a set of system operating parameters, the processor being configured to control the pump to maintain a target fluid flow rate based on the set of system operating parameters. The system further includes a scope device coupled to the pump to deliver the fluid to a target surgical site, the scope device including an elongated shaft extending from a distal end thereof, the elongated shaft including at least one sensor, the at least one sensor transmitting sensor data relating to the target surgical site to the processor. The processor automatically signals to the pump to adjust the fluid flow rate based on the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Mayur Kiran Patel, William Stanhope, Eric Wong, Jozef Slanda, Christopher P Gauvin, Chad Schneider, Brandon W. Craft, Kimberly DeGraaf, Brian P. Watschke, Timothy Paul Harrah, Niraj Prasad Rauniyar, Sacha Tang
  • Publication number: 20230320831
    Abstract: An implantable inflatable device includes an elongate member having a storage portion and an inflatable portion and a pump assembly operatively coupled to the elongate member and configured to transfer fluid from the storage portion of the elongate member to the inflatable portion of the elongate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas Sinnott, Eduardo Marcos Larangeira, Brian P. Watschke, Daragh Nolan
  • Publication number: 20230293302
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an inflatable penile prosthesis includes a fluid reservoir configured to hold fluid, an inflatable member, and an electronic pump assembly configured to transfer the fluid between the fluid reservoir and the inflatable member. The electronic pump assembly includes a pump, an active valve, and a controller configured to receive an external signal to activate an inflation cycle and control at least one of the pump or the active valve to transfer the fluid to the inflatable member. The controller includes a printed circuit board assembly. The printed circuit board assembly includes a microprocessor or a state machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Noel Smith, Daragh Nolan, Eduardo Marcos Larangeira, Brian P. Watschke, Thomas Sinnott
  • Publication number: 20230293316
    Abstract: An implantable inflation device includes a fluid reservoir defining a cavity, an inflatable member; an inflation fluid, a pump assembly, and a circuit for measuring electrical resistance. The pump assembly is configured to transfer the inflation fluid from the fluid reservoir to the inflatable member. The circuit is configured to measure an electrical resistance between the inflation fluid within the implantable inflation device and a body of a patient in which the implantable inflation device is implanted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventor: Brian P. Watschke
  • Publication number: 20230293073
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a bodily implant configured to be implanted into a body of a patient. The bodily implant includes an inflatable member, a sensor, and a controller. The inflatable member is configured to be disposed within a portion of the body of the patient and place pressure on a portion of a body of th patient. The sensor is operatively coupled to the inflatable member and configured to detect a fluidic pressure within the inflatable member. The controller is configured to receive pressure data from the sensor during a transition between a deflated configuration and an inflated configuration of the inflatable member and detect, based on the received pressure data, atrophy of the portion of the body of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventor: Brian P. Watschke
  • Publication number: 20230270580
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an implantable device includes a fluid reservoir configured to hold fluid, an inflatable member configured to be implanted in a body of a patient, and an electronic pump assembly. The electronic pump assembly includes a controller configured to actuate at least one of a pump or an active valve to inflate the inflatable member, and a pressure sensor configured to monitor a pressure of the inflatable member. The controller is configured to detect a value of at least one at least one fluid transfer parameter for the pressure of the inflatable member to reach a target pressure during an inflation cycle. The controller is configured to generate size capability information of the inflatable member for the patient based on the detected value of the at least one fluid transfer parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventor: Brian P. Watschke
  • Publication number: 20230270981
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an implantable device includes a pressurize fluid reservoir configured to hold fluid, an inflatable member; and an electronic pump assembly. The electronic pump assembly includes a pump, an active valve, a pressure sensor configured to monitor a pressure of the inflatable member, and a controller configured to cause the active valve to be in an open position during at least a portion of an inflation cycle to allow the fluid to be transferred from the pressurized fluid reservoir to the inflatable member. The controller is configured to transition the active valve to a closed position in response to the pressure of the inflatable member achieving a target pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventor: Brian P. Watschke
  • Publication number: 20230270535
    Abstract: An apparatus, comprising an inflatable member, a pump configured to transfer fluid to the inflatable member, and a housing operatively coupled to the inflatable member and to the pump. The housing defining a cavity. The housing including a base member disposed within the cavity defined by the housing and a sealing member disposed within the cavity defined by the housing. The sealing member being configured to move with respect to the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventor: Brian P. Watschke
  • Publication number: 20230270553
    Abstract: An implantable inflatable device includes a fluid reservoir defining a cavity, an inflatable member, a pump assembly configured to transfer fluid from the fluid reservoir to the inflatable member, and a programmable control module, the programmable control module being configured activate the pump assembly to transfer fluid from the fluid reservoir to the inflatable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Daragh Nolan, John Gildea, Thomas Sinnott, Brian P. Watschke, Natalie A. Borgos, Noel Smith
  • Publication number: 20230190471
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an inflatable penile prosthesis includes a fluid reservoir configured to hold fluid, an inflatable member, and an electronic pump assembly configured to transfer the fluid between the fluid reservoir and the inflatable member. The electronic pump assembly includes a pump, an active valve disposed in parallel with the pump, and a controller configured to control the pump and the active valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Noel Smith, Eduardo Marcos Larangeira, Brian P. Watschke, Daragh Nolan
  • Publication number: 20230190474
    Abstract: An implantable inflatable device includes a fluid reservoir defining a cavity, an inflatable member, a pump assembly configured to transfer fluid between the fluid reservoir and the inflatable member, and a tubular member extending between the fluid reservoir and the pump assembly, the tubular member having a first end that is disposed within the cavity defined by the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Daragh Nolan, Thomas Sinnott, Richard Percy, James Michael English, Barbara Belisa Soffiati, Brian P. Watschke, Noel Smith, Eduardo Marcos Larangeira
  • Publication number: 20230190472
    Abstract: An implantable inflatable device includes a fluid reservoir defining a cavity, an inflatable member, a pump assembly configured to transfer fluid from the fluid reservoir to the inflatable member, and a filter member. The fluid being configured to pass through the filter member when the pump assembly transfers the fluid from the fluid reservoir to the inflatable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Daragh Nolan, Thomas Sinnott, Richard Percy, James Michael English, Barbara Belisa Soffiati, Brian P. Watschke, Noel Smith, Eduardo Marcos Larangeira
  • Publication number: 20230190473
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an inflatable penile prosthesis includes a fluid reservoir configured to hold fluid, an inflatable member, and an electronic pump assembly configured to transfer the fluid between the fluid reservoir and the inflatable member. The electronic pump assembly includes a pump, an active valve, a pressure sensor configured to measure a pressure of the inflatable member, and a controller configured to control at least one of the pump or the active valve based on the measured pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Noel Smith, Eduardo Marcos Larangeira, Brian P. Watschke, Daragh Nolan, Thomas Sinnott, Evania Ann Mareena, John Gildea
  • Patent number: 11672598
    Abstract: A medical system includes an insertion device including a handle and a delivery portion, a laser fiber, a conductive wire, and a lock. The laser fiber extends through the insertion device and is coupled to a laser slider to control a position of the laser fiber relative to a distal end of the delivery portion. The conductive wire extends through the insertion device and is coupled to a wire slider to control a position of the laser fiber relative to a distal end of the delivery portion. The lock is positioned within the handle and is movable in order to selectively lock either the movement of the laser slider or lock the movement of the wire slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Subodh Morey, Rajivkumar Singh, Arun Adhikarath Balan, Niraj P. Rauniyar, Brian P. Watschke, Aditi Ray, Thomas C. Hasenberg, Kenneth P. Reever
  • Publication number: 20230020066
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an implantable device for penile construction includes a penile implant having a distal portion and a proximal portion. The distal portion includes a shaft portion configured to be disposed in a neophallus. The proximal portion defines a first strut and a second strut, and the proximal portion is configured to be attached to a pelvis structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Jessica Elizabeth Felton, Thomas Andrew Albrecht, Matthew Lee Nelson, Brian P. Watschke, James Ryan Mujwid, Samuel L. Will, Randall Paul Rowland, John Anders Bostrom, Julie Andreen, Grady Jensen, Nickolas Dalbec, Paden Reed
  • Patent number: 11497607
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an implantable device for penile construction includes a penile implant having a distal portion and a proximal portion. The distal portion includes a shaft portion configured to be disposed in a neophallus. The proximal portion defines a first strut and a second strut, and the proximal portion is configured to be attached to a pelvis structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica Elizabeth Felton, Thomas Andrew Albrecht, Matthew Lee Nelson, Brian P. Watschke
  • Publication number: 20220323223
    Abstract: According to a general aspect, an insertion device can include an elongate barrel having an opening defined in a distal end; a lumen defined within the elongate barrel, the lumen being accessible through the opening; and an obturator disposed within the lumen of the elongate barrel. The obturator can be movable within the lumen between a proximal position in the elongate barrel and a distal position in the elongate barrel. The obturator, in its distal position in the elongate barrel, can be configured to receive a needle via the opening. The obturator, in its proximal position in the elongate barrel, can be configured to secure the needle within the elongate barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Richard C. Tah, Brian P. Watschke, Matthew Lee Nelson, John Christian Kulaga, Kyle Pickett
  • Publication number: 20220304808
    Abstract: An implantable fluid operated device may include a fluid reservoir configured to hold fluid, an inflatable member, and a pump assembly configured to transfer fluid between the fluid reservoir and the inflatable member. The pump assembly may include one or more fluid pumps and one or more valves. The one or more valves may be normally open valves, normally closed valves, or a combination thereof. One or more sensing devices may be positioned within fluid passageways of the fluid operated device. The electronic control system may control operation of the pump assembly based on fluid pressure measurements and/or fluid flow measurements received from the one or more sensing devices. Variable voltage can be applied to the control of the pump and/or the valves based on varying atmospheric conditions and the fluid pressure and/or flow measurements processed by the electronic control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: John Gildea, Noel Smith, Eduardo Marcos Larangeira, Thomas Sinnott, Brian P. Watschke, Daragh Nolan, Natalie Ann Borgos
  • Publication number: 20220304842
    Abstract: An implantable fluid operated device may include a fluid reservoir configured to hold fluid, an inflatable member, and a pump assembly configured to transfer fluid between the fluid reservoir and the inflatable member. The pump assembly may include one or more fluid pumps and one or more valves. An electronic control system may control operation of the pump assembly based on fluid pressure measurements and/or fluid flow measurements received from the one or more sensing devices. The electronic control system may include an internal component installed with the implanted device, and an external component that is operable by a user to provide user input, and to receive output from the implanted device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Daragh Nolan, Brian P. Watschke, Noel Smith, Moira B. Sweeney, Peter Fewer, Thomas Sinnott, Richard Percy, Natalie Ann Borgos, Eduardo Marcos Larangeira, John Gildea, Evania Ann Mareena