Patents by Inventor Chad Schneider

Chad Schneider 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: 20200315691
    Abstract: Surgical devices, systems, and methods are provided for applying monopolar energy and bipolar energy to tissue. In one embodiment, a surgical device is provided with an end effector that has first and second jaws movable between an open position and a closed position, and a conductive member that extends through the end effector. The conductive member has a retracted position in which the conductive member is substantially disposed within the end effector and an extended position in which the conductive member extends at least partially distally beyond the end effector. The conductive member is configured to conduct energy through tissue adjacent thereto at least when the conductive member is in the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick J. Minnelli, Darcy Greep, Ion Nicolaescu, John Brady, Chad Frampton, Matthew Schneider, Richard W. Timm, Mark Glassett
  • Publication number: 20200315689
    Abstract: In general, systems, methods, and devices for electrosurgical devices with monopolar and bipolar functionality are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a surgical device can have bipolar functionality, in which tissue engaged by the device is treated in a bipolar energy delivery mode, and can have monopolar functionality in which tissue engaged by the device is treated in a monopolar energy delivery mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Schneider, Mark Glassett, Richard W. Timm, Chad Frampton, Gaetana Michelet, John Brady, Michael Ehninger, Gregory Bakos, Tylor Muhlenkamp, Brian D. Bertke, Brian Walter
  • Publication number: 20200315685
    Abstract: In general, surgical devices switchable between monopolar functionality and bipolar functionality are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a surgical device is configured to selectively apply each of bipolar energy and monopolar energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: John Brady, Monica Rivard, Demetrius Harris, Cory Kimball, Matthew Schneider, Chad Frampton, Richard W. Timm, Michael Ehninger
  • Publication number: 20200315692
    Abstract: Surgical devices, systems, and methods are provided for applying monopolar energy and bipolar energy to tissue. In one embodiment, a surgical device is provided with an end effector that has first and second jaws movable between an open position and a closed position, and a conductive member that extends through the end effector. The conductive member has a retracted position in which the conductive member is substantially disposed within the end effector and an extended position in which the conductive member extends at least partially distally beyond the end effector. The conductive member is configured to conduct energy through tissue adjacent thereto when the conductive member is in the extended position. A trigger coupled to the handle is pivotally movable to move the conductive member between the retracted and extended positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Schneider, Mark Glassett, Richard Timm, Chad Frampton, Monica Rivard, Drew Whitney, Ryan Asher, Paul Borgmeier, Darcy Greep
  • Publication number: 20200214727
    Abstract: A percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) needle may include a cannula including a shaft and a cannula hub coupled to a proximal end of the cannula shaft. A depth guide may be disposed on an outer surface of the cannula shaft. A stylet may be disposable within the cannula lumen and may include a tapered point at a distal end of the stylet and a stylet hub coupled to a proximal end of the stylet that is configured to be releasably securable to the cannula hub. An adjustable depth stop may be releasably securable to the cannula shaft at a desired position relative to the depth guide, the adjustable depth guide capable of being manipulated between an adjustment configuration in which the adjustable depth guide is moveable relative to the cannula shaft and a secured configuration in which the adjustable depth guide is secured relative to the cannula shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: ERIK E. SPERRY, JERRY T. LONG, JR., RONALD CIULLA, TIMOTHY P. HARRAH, AARON K. KIRKEMO, KENNETH P. REEVER, BRANDON W. CRAFT, ELIZABETH A. STOKLEY, SEBASTIAN KOERNER, CHAD SCHNEIDER, ANANT SUBRAMANIAM, ASHISH JAIN, DIPANKA MEDHI, SUMIT MALIK, SUBODH MOREY, BITEN K. KATHRANI, Salman Kapadia
  • Patent number: 10527574
    Abstract: A system, device, and method for receiving, preparing and identifying a biological sample. Some parts may be user held and actuated. The sample may be detected by an array of sensors. The system may comprise reusable and disposable components arranged to be connected together. The biological sample may contain nucleic acids, proteins, or other molecules to be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: DNAE GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Panteleimon Athanasiou, Alpesh Patel, David Whitaker, Hua Bai, John Palmer-Felgate, Daniel Coomber-Alford, Jessica Fisher, Chad Schneider, Alex Flamm, Ben Lane, Samuel Reed
  • Publication number: 20190352106
    Abstract: A workstation includes a housing and a pneumatic tube port sized and shaped to connect to tubing of a pneumatic tube delivery system. The workstation includes a carrier dispatch and arrival mechanism coupling to the pneumatic tube port and having an outlet and a slide plate movable from a position opening the outlet to a position closing the outlet. The carrier dispatch and arrival mechanism further including a dispatch arm for loading an outbound carrier for transportation from the workstation through the pneumatic tube delivery system to a further workstation. The workstation further comprises an equipment storage compartment adjacent to the carrier dispatch and arrival mechanism and a bin at the bottom of the housing sized and shaped to receive and store the inbound carriers in combination with a user interface cabinet housing a user interface apparatus and a space for supporting stored carriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Steve Dahl, Andrey Jasiukaitis, Chad Schneider, Joseph Gaultney, Charles Cateora
  • Publication number: 20190314044
    Abstract: Irrigation devices, methods, and systems are disclosed. The system comprises a catheter with one or more lumens and an expandable portion. One or more pumps are used to supply a mixture of contrasting and dilating agents in an interior kidney volume and flush a portion of the mixture out of the interior kidney volume. The method comprises placing a catheter into the interior kidney volume through a ureter, occluding a portion of the ureter with a distal end of the catheter, forming an exit port through an exterior kidney surface, flowing the contrasting and dilating agents through the one or more lumens to supply the mixture in the interior kidney volume, and flushing a portion of the mixture out of the exit port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry LONG, Timothy HARRAH, Aaron KIRKEMO, Brandon CRAFT, Elizabeth STOKLEY, Sebastian KOERNER, Chad SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 10368884
    Abstract: Irrigation devices, methods, and systems are disclosed. The system comprises a catheter with one or more lumens and an expandable portion. One or more pumps are used to supply a mixture of contrasting and dilating agents in an interior kidney volume and flush a portion of the mixture out of the interior kidney volume. The method comprises placing a catheter into the interior kidney volume through a ureter, occluding a portion of the ureter with a distal end of the catheter, forming an exit port through an exterior kidney surface, flowing the contrasting and dilating agents through the one or more lumens to supply the mixture in the interior kidney volume, and flushing a portion of the mixture out of the exit port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Long, Timothy Harrah, Aaron Kirkemo, Brandon Craft, Elizabeth Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Chad Schneider
  • Publication number: 20190083117
    Abstract: Provided herein are expandable endoscopic devices. In accordance with certain aspects of an embodiment of the invention, an endoscopic expandable device is disclosed that comprises an expandable jaw at the distal tip, a control wire connected to the jaw, a sheath enclosing the control wire, and a handle connected to the sheath or wire having an actuating trigger. The expandable jaw is configured to allow its delivery in a retracted configuration to a target site within a patient's body through the working channel of an endoscope, after which the jaw may reconfigure to an expanded configuration that is larger than the retracted configuration. This allows the expandable jaw to be easily delivered to the target site while allowing an operable jaw size that is larger than would be allowed if limited to size of the working channel. The endoscopic expandable device may have utility as a clip or as forceps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE
    Inventors: Florence M. Aslinia, Eric Goldberg, Chad Schneider
  • Publication number: 20190008601
    Abstract: A device or scope device is disclosed. The device may comprise: a handle body extending along an axis between first end and a second end; an actuator at the first end of the handle body; a catheter at the second end of the handle body; and a processing unit communicable with a plurality of devices to: switch-in the actuator for control of one device of the plurality of devices; configure, with the actuator, a setting of the one device, control, with the actuator, the one device based on the setting, and switch-in the actuator for control of another one of the plurality of devices. Related devices and methods also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Adam P. NODIFF, Wen-Jui Ray CHIA, Michael O'BRIEN, Kimberly DeGRAAF, Chad SCHNEIDER, Jozef SLANDA, Christopher P. GAUVIN, James M. GODDARD, Brandon W. CRAFT, Timothy P. HARRAH
  • Publication number: 20180361055
    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 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 sensor transmitting sensor data relating to 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: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    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
  • Patent number: 10154851
    Abstract: Provided herein are expandable endoscopic devices. In accordance with certain aspects of an embodiment of the invention, an endoscopic expandable device is disclosed that comprises an expandable jaw at the distal tip, a control wire connected to the jaw, a sheath enclosing the control wire, and a handle connected to the sheath or wire having an actuating trigger. The expandable jaw is configured to allow its delivery in a retracted configuration to a target site within a patient's body through the working channel of an endoscope, after which the jaw may reconfigure to an expanded configuration that is larger than the retracted configuration. This allows the expandable jaw to be easily delivered to the target site while allowing an operable jaw size that is larger than would be allowed if limited to size of the working channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Inventors: Florence M. Aslinia, Eric Goldberg, Chad Schneider
  • Publication number: 20180317743
    Abstract: A method for identifying material to be removed from a patient may use an imaging device, a display, a control unit, and an insertion device. The method may include obtaining a first set of image data from the imaging device, sending the first set of image data to the control unit from the imaging device, and analyzing the first set of image data based on at least one of a darkness, a contrast, or a saturation. The method may include generating a coded image identifying the material to be removed from the patient to be displayed on the display. The method may further include displaying the coded image on a first screen of the display, and indicating the material to be removed with the insertion device based on the displayed coded image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Chad Schneider, Brandon W. Craft, Kimberly Degraaf, Jozef Slanda, James M. Goddard, Christopher P. Gauvin
  • Publication number: 20180139392
    Abstract: Guidance systems and associated methods are disclosed. One method comprises: receiving macroscan data prior to an operation; defining a body information model from the macroscan data; positioning a navigation component in the body during the operation; generating microscan data with the navigation component; correlating a location in the macroscan data with a location in the microscan data in the body information model; and/or modifying the body information model by combining an image in the microscan data with an image in the macroscan data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Niraj P. Rauniyar, Timothy P. HARRAH, Peter J. PEREIRA, William M. ASSELIN, Michael S. H. CHU, Brandon W. CRAFT, Adam P. NODIFF, Chad SCHNEIDER, William STANHOPE, Eric WONG, Kimberly DeGRAAF
  • Publication number: 20170303940
    Abstract: A percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) needle may include a cannula including a shaft and a cannula hub coupled to a proximal end of the cannula shaft. A depth guide may be disposed on an outer surface of the cannula shaft. A stylet may be disposable within the cannula lumen and may include a tapered point at a distal end of the stylet and a stylet hub coupled to a proximal end of the stylet that is configured to be releasably securable to the cannula hub. An adjustable depth stop may be releasably securable to the cannula shaft at a desired position relative to the depth guide, the adjustable depth guide capable of being manipulated between an adjustment configuration in which the adjustable depth guide is moveable relative to the cannula shaft and a secured configuration in which the adjustable depth guide is secured relative to the cannula shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: ERIK E. SPERRY, JERRY T. LONG, JR., RONALD CIULLA, TIMOTHY P. HARRAH, AARON K. KIRKEMO, KENNETH P. REEVER, BRANDON W. CRAFT, ELIZABETH A. STOKLEY, SEBASTIAN KOERNER, CHAD SCHNEIDER, ANANT SUBRAMANIAM, ASHISH JAIN, DIPANKA MEDHI, SUMIT MALIK, SUBODH MOREY, BITEN K. KATHRANI, Salman Kapadia
  • Patent number: 9739743
    Abstract: A plug side surface of a plug housing is provided with a claw portion. The claw portion includes a plug lock surface facing in a direction away from a connector mounting surface. Each assistant fitting of a receptacle connector includes a receptacle lock surface that faces in a direction approaching the connector mounting surface and is opposed to the plug lock surface in a mated state. The plug lock surface includes a lock maintaining surface and an unlocking surface. Assuming that an angle formed between a reference plane and the lock maintaining surface is a lock maintaining angle and an angle formed between the reference plane and the unlocking surface is an unlocking angle, the lock maintaining angle is smaller than the unlocking angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: DNAE GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Panteleimon Athanasiou, Alpesh Patel, David Whitaker, Hua Bai, John Palmer-Felgate, Daniel Coomber-Alford, Jessica Fisher, Chad Schneider, Alex Flamm, Ben Lane, Sam Reed
  • Publication number: 20170196576
    Abstract: Irrigation devices, methods, and systems are disclosed. The system comprises a catheter with one or more lumens and an expandable portion. One or more pumps are used to supply a mixture of contrasting and dilating agents in an interior kidney volume and flush a portion of the mixture out of the interior kidney volume. The method comprises placing a catheter into the interior kidney volume through a ureter, occluding a portion of the ureter with a distal end of the catheter, forming an exit port through an exterior kidney surface, flowing the contrasting and dilating agents through the one or more lumens to supply the mixture in the interior kidney volume, and flushing a portion of the mixture out of the exit port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Long, Timothy Harrah, Aaron Kirkemo, Brandon Craft, Elizabeth Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Chad Schneider
  • Publication number: 20170196590
    Abstract: Devices for guiding an instrument into a body of a patient, at a targeted point of entry and along an insertion path at a targeted insertion angle, are described herein, such as a guide for an access needle in a PCNL procedure for accessing the kidney to remove kidney stones, the devices comprising a base component, a guide assembly, and optionally an insertion mechanism. The base component is aligned in use with the point of entry and the guide assembly cooperates with the base component to allow for the instrument to be aligned and fixed at any circumferential angle around an axis perpendicular to the point of entry and at any vertical angle ranging from 0 to 45 degrees away from the axis in a direction toward the body. The optional mechanism allows for mechanical insertion once the instrument is aligned and fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Erik E Sperry, Jerry T Long, Ronald Ciulla, Timothy P Harrah, Aaron K Kirkemo, Mark A Hera, Kenneth P Reever, Brandon W Craft, Elizabeth A Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Chad Schneider
  • Publication number: 20170193160
    Abstract: Computer systems and computer-implemented analysis methods may be used for assistance in planning and/or performing a medical procedure, such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy or percutaneous nephrolithotripsy. The method may include receiving one or more radiographic images of an anatomical structure of a patient, generating a display of the radiographic image(s), generating at least one request for user input to identify features of the anatomical structure, receiving user input identifying the features of the anatomical structure, identifying at least one access plan based on the received user input, and generating a display of the identified access plan(s) associated with the radiographic image(s). The method may include generating a patient template that indicates an insertion site according to the identified access plan(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry T. LONG, Timothy P. HARRAH, Brandon W. CRAFT, Elizabeth A. STOKLEY, Sebastian KOERNER, Erik SPERRY, Chad SCHNEIDER, Mark HERA