Patents by Inventor Christopher R. Deuel

Christopher R. Deuel 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: 20240050085
    Abstract: A suture device may include a suture translation assembly configured to be axially translatable within a lumen of a delivery system and a distal assembly configured to be securable to the distal end of the delivery system. The suture translation assembly and the distal assembly may cooperate to enable a user to pass a needle back and forth between the two in order to endoscopically suture a defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: SHAUN D. COMEE, DENNIS B. HUBBARD, JR., JASON R. LEBEAU, NORMAN C. MAY, PAUL SMITH, ROBERT B. DeVRIES, CHRISTOPHER R. DEUEL, STAN ROBERT GILBERT
  • Patent number: 11883023
    Abstract: A tissue fastening device includes a body including a plurality of sidewalls defining a channel, an anvil having a proximal end and a distal end and pivotally coupled to the body and the anvil moves between an open position and a closed position, and a locking mechanism to lock the anvil in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc
    Inventors: Ramon Estevez, Paul Smith, Kathryn Venuto, Christopher R. Deuel, Douglas Melanson, Ian Bourdon
  • Patent number: 11832809
    Abstract: A suture device may include a suture translation assembly configured to be axially translatable within a lumen of a delivery system and a distal assembly configured to be securable to the distal end of the delivery system. The suture translation assembly and the distal assembly may cooperate to enable a user to pass a needle back and forth between the two in order to endoscopically suture a defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Shaun D. Comee, Dennis B. Hubbard, Jr., Jason R. Lebeau, Norman C. May, Paul Smith, Robert B. DeVries, Christopher R. Deuel, Stan Robert Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20230380853
    Abstract: A medical device includes an end effector at a distal end of the medical device, an actuator coupled to a proximal end of the end effector, a pivot arm pivotally coupled to the end effector distal of the proximal end of the end effector, where actuation of the actuator pivots the end effector relative to the pivot arm, and a lock on the end effector and the pivot arm, where the lock has a first state permitting the end effector to pivot relative to the pivot arm and a second state restricting the end effector from pivoting relative to the pivot arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher R. DEUEL
  • Publication number: 20230363750
    Abstract: A medical device including an attachment device having a longitudinal axis, a pivot arm having a first end pivotally attached to the attachment device, an end effector pivotally attached to a second end of the pivot arm and configured to move from a first configuration to a second configuration, and a longitudinally extending body attached to a proximal end of the end effector. Movement of the longitudinally extending body in a proximal direction rotates the end effector from the first configuration to the second configuration, the end effector is approximately parallel to the longitudinal axis of the attachment device in the first configuration, and the end effector is angled relative to the longitudinal axis of the attachment device in the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. DEUEL, Ramon ESTEVEZ
  • Patent number: 11759223
    Abstract: A medical device includes an end effector at a distal end of the medical device, an actuator coupled to a proximal end of the end effector, a pivot arm pivotally coupled to the end effector distal of the proximal end of the end effector, where actuation of the actuator pivots the end effector relative to the pivot arm, and a lock on the end effector and the pivot arm, where the lock has a first state permitting the end effector to pivot relative to the pivot arm and a second state restricting the end effector from pivoting relative to the pivot arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher R. Deuel
  • Patent number: 11744567
    Abstract: A medical device including an attachment device having a longitudinal axis, a pivot arm having a first end pivotally attached to the attachment device, an end effector pivotally attached to a second end of the pivot arm and configured to move from a first configuration to a second configuration, and a longitudinally extending body attached to a proximal end of the end effector. Movement of the longitudinally extending body in a proximal direction rotates the end effector from the first configuration to the second configuration, the end effector is approximately parallel to the longitudinal axis of the attachment device in the first configuration, and the end effector is angled relative to the longitudinal axis of the attachment device in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Deuel, Ramon Estevez
  • Patent number: 11696753
    Abstract: Medical devices for cinch and cutting one or more suture, and methods for making and using such devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a coupler, a sleeve releasably coupled to the coupler, a cutter slidably disposed within the sleeve, and a suture cinching member movable into and out of the sleeve. A wire may extend through and be longitudinally movable within the coupler to move the suture cinching member and cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Deuel, Ryan V. Wales, Sean P. Fleury, Stan Robert Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20230190252
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods of using medical devices are disclosed. An example tissue engagement device includes a first actuation member including a body coupled to a first jaw and a second jaw at a pivot point, wherein the body is designed to shift between a first configuration and a first compressed configuration and a second actuation member coupled to the first actuation member at the pivot point and at a fixation point, wherein the second actuation member is designed to shift between a second configuration and a second compressed configuration. Further, shifting the first actuation member from the first configuration to the first compressed configuration, shifting the second actuation member from the second configuration to the second compressed configuration, or both, shifts the first jaw and the second jaw between a closed configuration and an open configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER R. DEUEL, DANNY SHU-HUAN LEE, PAUL SMITH, ROUTHA SIM
  • Publication number: 20230172603
    Abstract: Medical devices for applying a cinch to a suture and methods for making and using such devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include an elongated shaft including a proximal region and a distal region. The distal region may define a lumen having a lumen dimeter, and a distally facing end surface. The medical device may also include an outer cinch member defining a bore and having an outer surface defining a shoulder. An elongated inner shaft may extend through and be longitudinally movable within the lumen and the bore and including a distal end section. An inner cinch member may be engaged with the distal end section of the elongated inner shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2023
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: STAN ROBERT GILBERT, SHAUN DENNIS COMEE, PETER JOSEPH SHANK, CHRISTOPHER R. DEUEL, DENNIS BRIAN HUBBARD, JR., NORMAN C. MAY
  • Patent number: 11553909
    Abstract: Medical devices for applying a cinch to a suture and methods for making and using such devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include an elongated shaft including a proximal region and a distal region. The distal region may define a lumen having a lumen dimeter, and a distally facing end surface. The medical device may also include an outer cinch member defining a bore and having an outer surface defining a shoulder. An elongated inner shaft may extend through and be longitudinally movable within the lumen and the bore and including a distal end section. An inner cinch member may be engaged with the distal end section of the elongated inner shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Stan Gilbert, Shaun D. Comee, Peter Shank, Christopher R. Deuel, Dennis B. Hubbard, Jr., Norman C. May
  • Publication number: 20220338866
    Abstract: A medical device includes a suture ring that defines an arcuate channel extending therein. A first arcuate needle passer is slidingly disposed within a first side of the arcuate channel and a second arcuate needle passer is slidingly disposed within a second side of the arcuate channel. A suture shuttle is passable between the first arcuate needle passer and the second arcuate needle passer and is configured to be releasably securable to the first arcuate needle passer and to the second arcuate needle passer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: KEVIN L. BAGLEY, CHRISTOPHER R. DEUEL
  • Publication number: 20220338862
    Abstract: A medical device includes a mounting structure that is adapted to be secured to a distal end of an endoscope. A first suture arm is pivotably secured to the mounting structure and is adapted to releasably secure a needle that is adapted to puncture tissue while accommodating a suture. A second suture arm is pivotably secured to the mounting structure and is adapted to releasably secure the needle. The first suture arm and the second suture arm cooperate to pass the needle back and forth therebetween along an arcuate path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Deuel, Kevin L. Bagley, Stan Robert Gilbert
  • Patent number: 11399821
    Abstract: A control handle for use with a suture device operable through an endoscope includes a grip attachment configured to be secured to an endoscope and a control housing operably secured to the grip attachment. A catheter housing is moveably disposed within the control housing and adapted to releasably secure the suture catheter such that translation of the catheter housing causes translation of the suture catheter. A lever is rotatably securable relative to the catheter housing such that rotation of the lever relative to the catheter housing causes the catheter housing to move relative to the control housing. A sliding tab is disposed relative to the lever such that movement of the sliding tab relative to the lever causes the suture catheter to translate relative to the control wire disposed within the suture catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Deuel, Shaun D. Comee, Kevin Windheuser, Todd M. Pfizenmaier, Briana J. Moretti, Stan Gilbert, Thomas Jones, Ashrita Raghuram, Andrew Jones, Evan Hunter Williams, Brian Yoo
  • Patent number: 11375993
    Abstract: An endoscopic handle attachment is adapted to be secured to an endoscope having a working channel and used in combination with a suture device adapted to extend through the working channel. The attachment includes a backbone adapted to conform to an outer surface of the endoscope and that includes one or more attachment features adapted to enable releasable securement to the endoscope. A primary arm extends radially outwardly from the backbone and includes one or attachment points, at least one of the one or more attachment points adapted to releasably secure a proximal handle of the suture device such that a translation handle may be moved relative to the proximal handle without an operator needing to separately hold the proximal handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Deuel, Shaun Dennis Comee, Evan Hunter Williams, Andrew Jones, Richard L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20220202433
    Abstract: A medical device includes a shaft including a longitudinal axis, an end effector connected to a distal end of the shaft to move from a first orientation, where a longitudinal axis of the end effector is approximately parallel to the longitudinal axis of the shaft, to a second orientation, where an angle is formed between the longitudinal axis of the end effector and the longitudinal axis of the shaft, and an elongated member attached to a proximal end of the end effector, wherein manipulation of the elongated member moves the end effector between the first orientation and the second orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathryn GILDERSLEEVE, Ramon ESTEVEZ, Christopher R. DEUEL, Barry WEITZNER, Maggie BURDS
  • Publication number: 20220202420
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to tissue traction devices and systems. In one example, a tissue tensioning system may include a filament having a first end comprising an attachment member, a second end, and a length therebetween extendable externally along a catheter. A first tissue fastener may be engageable with the attachment member and with a target tissue. The second end of the filament may be translatable to adjust a tensional force along the filament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Kathryn Venuto, Christopher R. Deuel, Ramon Estevez, Barry Weitzner, Maggie Burds, Philip Wai Yan Chiu
  • Publication number: 20220202402
    Abstract: A medical device including an attachment device having a longitudinal axis, a pivot arm having a first end pivotally attached to the attachment device, an end effector pivotally attached to a second end of the pivot arm and configured to move from a first configuration to a second configuration, and a longitudinally extending body attached to a proximal end of the end effector. Movement of the longitudinally extending body in a proximal direction rotates the end effector from the first configuration to the second configuration, the end effector is approximately parallel to the longitudinal axis of the attachment device in the first configuration, and the end effector is angled relative to the longitudinal axis of the attachment device in the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. DEUEL, Ramon ESTEVEZ
  • Publication number: 20220167965
    Abstract: A suture assembly includes a translation assembly that is axially translatable within a working channel of an endoscope and is adapted to releasably secure and/or release a needle and a distal end cap that is securable to an end of the endoscope and is adapted to releasably secure and/or release the needle in order to pass the needle back and forth between the translation assembly and the distal cap. An attachment mechanism configured to releasably secure the distal endcap to an end of the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: KEVIN WINDHEUSER, SHAUN D. COMEE, CHRISTOPHER R. DEUEL, STAN GILBERT, THOMAS JONES, BRIANA J. MORETTI, ASHRITA RAGHURAM
  • Patent number: 11278272
    Abstract: A suture assembly may include a needle having a cylindrical body with a sharp point on at least one end, a lumen extending transverse to a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical body, and a recess in communication with an opening to the lumen. A suture extends through the lumen and is secured within the recess of the needle by a sleeve extending over the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Briana J. Moretti, Ashrita Raghuram, Shaun D. Comee, Christopher R. Deuel, Stan Gilbert, Thomas Jones, Kevin Windheuser