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: 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: 20220304807
    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. 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. The pump assembly may include a piezoelectric pump. The one or more sensing devices may include one or more pressure transducers positioned in the fluid passageways, one or more strain gauges measuring deflection of piezoelectric elements, voltage input/output at one or more piezoelectric elements, and other types of sensing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Noel Smith, Keith R. Maile, Thomas Andrew Albrecht, Daragh Nolan, Brian P. Watschke, Thomas Sinnott, Richard Percy, Bryan Duane Johnson, Laurence Norris, John Gildea, Eduardo Marcos Larangeira
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20220280299
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an apparatus includes a bodily implant configured to be implanted into a body of a patient. The implant having an inflatable member, a sensor, and a calibration module. The inflatable member is configured to be disposed within a portion of the body of the patient. The sensor is operatively coupled to the inflatable member and is configured to detect a fluidic pressure within the inflatable member. The calibration module is configured to receive pressure data from the sensor and determine when the inflatable member is sufficiently inflated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Noel Smith, John Gildea, Brian P. Watschke
  • Publication number: 20220280273
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an apparatus includes a bodily implant configured to be implanted into a body of a patient. The implant having an inflatable member, a sensor, and a calibration module. The inflatable member is configured to be disposed proximate a portion of the body of the patient. The sensor is operatively coupled to the inflatable member and is configured to detect a fluidic pressure within the inflatable member. The calibration module calibration module is configured to receive pressure data from the sensor and determine when the inflatable member is placing a pressure on the portion of the body of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Noel Smith, John Gildea, Brian P. Watschke
  • Patent number: 11399943
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Tah, Brian P. Watschke, Matthew Lee Nelson, John Christian Kulaga, Kyle Pickett
  • Publication number: 20220047848
    Abstract: A handle assembly includes a drive wire coupled to an expandable end effector, the wire having a diameter of no more than 3 French and a handle cannula receiving the wire therethrough, rotation of the handle cannula transferring torque to rotate the wire. The assembly also includes a shaft receiving the handle cannula, rotation of the shaft transferring torque to rotate the handle cannula. The assembly further includes an actuation assembly receiving the shaft, the actuation assembly coupled to a sheath sized to receive the wire and end effector therethrough, the actuation assembly moveable between a proximal configuration in which the sheath is moved proximally to expand the end effector and a distal configuration in which the sheath is moved distally to retract the end effector, the actuation assembly including a rotation mechanism transferring torque to the shaft to rotate the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Michael S. H. CHU, Ashley TAYLOR, Brian P. WATSCHKE
  • Patent number: 11185667
    Abstract: A handle assembly includes a drive wire coupled to an expandable end effector, the wire having a diameter of no more than 3 French and a handle cannula receiving the wire therethrough, rotation of the handle cannula transferring torque to rotate the wire. The assembly also includes a shaft receiving the handle cannula, rotation of the shaft transferring torque to rotate the handle cannula. The assembly further includes an actuation assembly receiving the shaft, the actuation assembly coupled to a sheath sized to receive the wire and end effector therethrough, the actuation assembly moveable between a proximal configuration in which the sheath is moved proximally to expand the end effector and a distal configuration in which the sheath is moved distally to retract the end effector, the actuation assembly including a rotation mechanism transferring torque to the shaft to rotate the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. H. Chu, Ashley Taylor, Brian P. Watschke
  • Publication number: 20210308329
    Abstract: Biodegradable implants including an ECM material and methods for treating a pelvic floor condition are described. ECM particles can be present within or on the surface of a pelvic implant, such as a biodegradable mesh, a pouch, or a urethral stent. After implantation the implant can provide tissue support, degrade over a period of time, and deposit the ECM material in the implantation area for regeneration of tissue and long term benefit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventor: Brian P. Watschke
  • Publication number: 20210085394
    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: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: 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
  • Patent number: 10933223
    Abstract: Aspects of access devices and methods are disclosed. One aspect of this disclosure is a device. The device may comprise: a needle guide body extending along a central axis between a distal end and a proximal end, a needle guide lumen extending through the distal and proximal ends of the needle guide body along the central axis, and a base monolithically attached to the needle guide body to define a non-variable patient-specific insertion path. Additional devices and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Niraj P. Rauniyar, Brian P. Watschke, Timothy P. Harrah
  • Publication number: 20200405261
    Abstract: Example ultrasound medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device includes a support member having a proximal end region and a distal end region and a sensing member having a proximal end region and a distal end region, the distal end region of the sensing member coupled to the distal end region of the support member. The medical device also includes one or more ultrasound sensors disposed along the sensing member and a support shaft having a first end coupled to the sensing member and a second end coupled to the support member. Additionally, the sensing member is configured to shift from a first configuration in which the sensing member is adjacent to the support member to a second configuration in which at least a portion of the sensing member extends away from the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: KYLE HARISH SRIVASTAVA, PAUL F. CHOUINARD, CHRISTOPHER PIERE, JASON A. KILVINGTON, NIRAJ PRASAD RAUNIYAR, BRIAN P. WATSCHKE
  • Publication number: 20200397584
    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: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    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
  • Publication number: 20200222188
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an implantable device includes a fluid reservoir configured to be implanted in a body of a patient at a first location, an inflatable member configured to be implanted in the body of the patient at a second location, and a pump assembly configured to be implanted in the body of the patient at a third location. The pump assembly is configured to transfer fluid from the fluid reservoir to the inflatable member in response to the implantable device being in an inflation mode, and the pump assembly configured to transfer the fluid from the inflatable member to the fluid reservoir in response to the implantable device being in a deflation mode. The pump assembly includes an electronic control module, an electronically powered pump, a first valve, and a second valve. The electronic control module is configured to activate or deactivate the electronically powered pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Noel Smith, Daragh Nolan, Thomas Andrew Albrecht, Brian P. Watschke
  • Publication number: 20200197092
    Abstract: Embodiments of a surgical laser system comprise a laser source (102), a laser fiber (104), a photodetector (106) and a controller (108). The laser source is configured to generate laser energy (1 10). The laser fiber is optically coupled to the laser source and is configured to discharge the laser energy generated by the laser source. The photodetector is configured to generate an output signal (1 12) that is indicative of an intensity level of electromagnetic energy feedback (114) that is produced in response to the discharge of the laser energy. The controller is configured to control the laser source based on the output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Rongwei Jason XUAN, Brian P. Watschke, Douglas L. Evans, Guangjian Wang, Wen-Jui Ray Chia, Nathan Brown, Thomas C. Hasenberg, Jian James Zhang, Hyun Wook Kang
  • Patent number: 10617470
    Abstract: Embodiments of a surgical laser systems may include a laser source configured to generate a laser energy; a laser fiber optically coupled to the laser source to discharge laser energy; a photodetector configured to generate an output signal indicative of an intensity level of electromagnetic energy feedback produced in response to the discharge of the laser energy; and a controller configured to control the laser source based on the output signal. Embodiments of a method of controlling a surgical laser system also are disclosed, wherein laser energy is generated using a laser source and discharged through a laser fiber. Electromagnetic energy feedback produced in response to discharging the laser energy is delivered to a photodetector. An output signal from the photodetector is analyzed using a controller. The laser source is controlled in response to analyzing an output signal using the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Rongwei Jason Xuan, Brian P. Watschke, Douglas L. Evans, Guangjian Wang, Wen-Jui Ray Chia, Nathan Brown, Thomas C. Hasenberg, Jian James Zhang, Hyun Wook Kang
  • Publication number: 20200023163
    Abstract: A handle assembly includes a drive wire coupled to an expandable end effector, the wire having a diameter of no more than 3 French and a handle cannula receiving the wire therethrough, rotation of the handle cannula transferring torque to rotate the wire. The assembly also includes a shaft receiving the handle cannula, rotation of the shaft transferring torque to rotate the handle cannula. The assembly further includes an actuation assembly receiving the shaft, the actuation assembly coupled to a sheath sized to receive the wire and end effector therethrough, the actuation assembly moveable between a proximal configuration in which the sheath is moved proximally to expand the end effector and a distal configuration in which the sheath is moved distally to retract the end effector, the actuation assembly including a rotation mechanism transferring torque to the shaft to rotate the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Michael S. H. CHU, Ashley TAYLOR, Brian P. WATSCHKE