Patents by Inventor Colby HARRIS

Colby HARRIS 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: 11976735
    Abstract: A medical cleaning valve (or cleaning valve) may be configured to provide cleaning functionality to fluid (e.g., air and water) channels of an endoscope. Many embodiments described herein may include a cleaning valve (or valve) that is appropriate for single-use and therefore may be disposable. Accordingly, the valve may be made from a limited number of parts and materials, e.g., to limit its cost and/or manufacturing complexity. For example, multiple seals may be integrally formed with a valve stem. In another example, the valve may have an interface member, which may combine and simplify the functionality of a number of components, such as by connecting the valve stem to a valve well, sealing an opening to a lumen in the valve stem, and/or biasing the valve stem into a position relative to the valve well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Colby Harris, Larry E. Stanton
  • Publication number: 20240099562
    Abstract: An example medical device includes a container and tube set arranged and configured to couple to an endoscope, a first gas supply, and a second gas supply for use in an endoscopic procedure. The container and tube set includes a container having an interior volume configured to contain a fluid, a gas supply tube having a first end and a second end in fluid communication with the interior volume of the container, and a coupling mechanism having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the coupling mechanism is configured to engage with the second end of the gas supply tube and the second end of the coupling mechanism is configured to engage with both the first gas supply and the second gas supply interchangeably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Ryan Vincent William Pollock, Colby Harris, Brittany Elizabeth Reed
  • Publication number: 20240102560
    Abstract: A valve may have a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The valve may include a valve stem having a lumen extending from a first opening at a proximal portion of the valve stem to a second opening at a distal end of the valve stem. A plurality of seals may be positioned relative to the valve stem. The valve stem and seals may be configured so that a fluid entering the inlet is prevented from flowing to the outlet in a first position of the valve stem and relative to the inlet and the outlet. The valve stem and the seals may be configured so that a fluid entering the inlet flows to the outlet in a second position of the valve stem relative to the inlet and the outlet, the second position being more distal than the first position relative to the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry STANTON, Allyn JENSRUD, James SCUTTI, Colby HARRIS, Robb GAVALIS
  • Patent number: 11938047
    Abstract: A stent delivery device is provided that includes an inner member defining a distal tip and a stent holding region, and an outer tubular member slidingly disposed over the inner member and configured to engage the distal tip. Seal members may be disposed on one or more of an outer surface of the inner member, the distal tip, and the outer tubular member. The seal members define a liquid-tight sealed chamber surrounding the stent holding region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Laura E. Christakis, Colby Harris, Gerald Fredrickson, Ramon Libarnes
  • Publication number: 20240074648
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for mitigating leakage from connectors and tubing of an endoscope system when the connectors and or tubing are disconnected from fluid ports of the endoscope system. A tubing assembly for connecting a fluid line to an endoscope and a fluid source may include an elongate tube having a lumen, a connector coupled to an end of the elongate tube and having a port in fluid communication with the lumen, and a fluid control component configured to selective adjust fluid flow through the lumen and the port. The fluid control component may be located in one or more of a cover for the fluid source, the tubing, the connector, and/or other components in fluid communication with the lumen. The fluid control component may be a valve. The valve may be manually actuated from a closed position to an opened position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Colby Harris, Ryan Vincent William Pollock, Brittany Elizabeth Reed, Aakash Deora
  • Publication number: 20240065537
    Abstract: Methods and systems for supplying gas and water to an endoscope system. An illustrative container and tube set may comprise a container configured to contain a fluid and having a bottom portion and a top portion, a lens water supply tube including a first end, a second end, and a first lumen extending therethrough, a gas supply tube including a first end, a second end, and a second lumen extending therethrough, a port positioned adjacent to the top portion of the container, and a flexible tube including a first end coupled to the top portion of the container, a second end, and a third lumen extending therethrough. The third lumen of the flexible tube may be configured to be in selective fluid communication with the interior of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Colby Harris
  • Publication number: 20240065536
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coupling gas and water supply tubes to a container. An illustrative container and tube set may comprise a container configured to contain a fluid, the container having a bottom portion and a top portion, a water supply tube including a first end, a second end, and a first lumen, a gas supply tube including a first end, a second end, and a second lumen, and a weight coupled to the first end of the water supply tube and a first end of the gas supply tube. The first lumen may be in selective fluid communication with the bottom portion of the container and the second end of the water supply tube positioned external to the container. The second lumen may be in operative fluid communication with the container and the second end of the gas supply tube is positioned external to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Colby Harris, Paul Smith, Kurt Nicholas Robakiewicz, John B. Golden
  • Publication number: 20240057852
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for connecting tubes to an endoscope. A connector for connecting tubing, such as gas/lens wash tubing, to fluid ports of an endoscope may include a first end that couples with the tubing and a second end for engaging fluid ports of an endoscope. The connector may have a stabilizing component configured to facilitate securing the second end to the endoscope. In some cases, the connector may include a device coupling member configured to couple to the endoscope and a core structure adding stability to the device coupling member and configured to couple to the tubing. In some cases, the stabilizing component may include an actuator and a retention component that adjusts in response to actuation of the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Ryan Vincent William Pollock, John B. Golden, Jeff Gray, Scott E. Brechbiel, Colby Harris
  • Publication number: 20240050252
    Abstract: Stent delivery systems and methods for making and using stent delivery systems are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include an inner shaft. A deployment sheath may be disposed about the inner shaft. A stent may be disposed between the inner shaft and the deployment sheath. A stent reconstraining member may be secured to an inner surface of the deployment sheath and releasably secured to the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Laura E. Christakis, Colby Harris, Gerald Fredrickson
  • Publication number: 20240049945
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for a suction valve assembly for a medical device. The suction valve assembly may include a valve well and a valve stem. The valve stem may include a first seal, a second seal, and a third seal. The valve stem may include a first opening and a second opening fluidly coupled to one another via a lumen. The valve well may include a proximal opening, a distal opening, and an intermediate opening. The valve stem may be configured to translate within the valve well to adjust between a first configuration in which the third seal is a barrier between the intermediate opening and the distal opening and the lumen is fluidly isolated from the intermediate opening and a second configuration in which the first seal is a barrier between the proximal opening and the intermediate opening and the lumen is isolated from the proximal opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Colby Harris
  • Patent number: 11898642
    Abstract: A valve may have a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The valve may include a valve stem having a lumen extending from a first opening at a proximal portion of the valve stem to a second opening at a distal end of the valve stem. A plurality of seals may be positioned relative to the valve stem. The valve stem and seals may be configured so that a fluid entering the inlet is prevented from flowing to the outlet in a first position of the valve stem and relative to the inlet and the outlet. The valve stem and the seals may be configured so that a fluid entering the inlet flows to the outlet in a second position of the valve stem relative to the inlet and the outlet, the second position being more distal than the first position relative to the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Stanton, Allyn Jensrud, James Scutti, Colby Harris, Robb Gavalis
  • Publication number: 20240032901
    Abstract: A biopsy needle system includes a needle extending from a tissue piercing distal end to a proximal end. The needle defines a lumen extending from the distal end at least a portion of a length thereof and houses a target tissue. The system also includes an elongated member defining a channel therethrough open at a proximal end. The channel is sized and shaped to permit passage of the needle therethrough. Further, the system includes an end cap coupled to the distal end of the elongate member. The end cap includes a hole extending through a lateral wall thereof. The hole is sized and shaped to permit passage of the needle therethrough. The end cap further includes a ramp extending from the channel to the hole to guide the needle through the hole. The ramp is angled with respect to a longitudinal axis of the elongated member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Seamus O'SHAUGHNESSY, Colby HARRIS
  • Publication number: 20240008724
    Abstract: Methods and systems for refilling a container during an endoscopic procedure. An illustrative container may comprise a container configured to contain a fluid, a water supply tube including a first end, a second end, and a first lumen extending therethrough and in fluid communication with the bottom portion of the container, a gas supply tube including a first end, a second end, and a second lumen extending therethrough and in operative fluid communication with container, a manifold configured to couple the water supply tube and the gas supply tube to the container and including a first end positioned interior to the container and a second end positioned exterior to the container, and a port positioned adjacent to the top portion of the container. The port may be configured to be in selective fluid communication with an interior of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Colby Harris, Ryan Vincent William Pollock, Scott E. Brechbiel, Kurt Nicholas Robakiewicz, Laura Elizabeth Christakis, Paul Smith, Jeff Gray, John B. Golden
  • Publication number: 20240008723
    Abstract: Methods and systems for redirecting a flow of air/gas to flush fluid channels. An illustrative container and tube set for redirecting a flow of air may include a container, a water supply tube including a first lumen extending therethrough, a gas supply tube including a second lumen extending therethrough, a manifold including a first inlet for receiving air, a second inlet for receiving fluid from the container, a first air outlet, and a second fluid outlet, and a valve positioned within the manifold. When the valve is in a first configuration, the first inlet is in fluid communication with the first air outlet, and the second inlet is in fluid communication the second fluid outlet and when the valve is in a second configuration, the first inlet is in fluid communication with the second fluid outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Paul Smith, Jeff Gray, Colby Harris, Kurt Nicholas Robakiewicz, Sean P. Fleury
  • Patent number: 11819199
    Abstract: A biopsy needle system includes a needle extending from a tissue piercing distal end to a proximal end. The needle defines a lumen extending from the distal end at least a portion of a length thereof and houses a target tissue. The system also includes an elongated member defining a channel therethrough open at a proximal end. The channel is sized and shaped to permit passage of the needle therethrough. Further, the system includes an end cap coupled to the distal end of the elongate member. The end cap includes a hole extending through a lateral wall thereof. The hole is sized and shaped to permit passage of the needle therethrough. The end cap further includes a ramp extending from the channel to the hole to guide the needle through the hole. The ramp is angled with respect to a longitudinal axis of the elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Seamus O'Shaughnessy, Colby Harris
  • Patent number: 11813183
    Abstract: Stent delivery systems and methods for making and using stent delivery systems are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include an inner shaft. A deployment sheath may be disposed about the inner shaft. A stent may be disposed between the inner shaft and the deployment sheath. A stent reconstraining member may be secured to an inner surface of the deployment sheath and releasably secured to the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura E. Christakis, Colby Harris, Gerald Fredrickson
  • Publication number: 20230160480
    Abstract: A valve may have a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The valve may include a valve stem having a lumen extending from a first opening at a proximal portion of the valve stem to a second opening at a distal end of the valve stem. A plurality of seals may be positioned relative to the valve stem. The valve stem and seals may be configured so that a fluid entering the inlet is prevented from flowing to the outlet in a first position of the valve stem and relative to the inlet and the outlet. The valve stem and the seals may be configured so that a fluid entering the inlet flows to the outlet in a second position of the valve stem relative to the inlet and the outlet, the second position being more distal than the first position relative to the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2023
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry STANTON, Allyn JENSRUD, James SCUTTI, Colby HARRIS, Robb GAVALIS
  • Publication number: 20230157520
    Abstract: A medical valve may comprise a valve stem and an operation portion. The operation portion may include a stationary portion, a movable portion which is movable relative to the stationary portion and fixed relative to the valve stem, a seal disposed between the stationary portion and the movable portion, and a biasing member. Movement of the movable portion in a first direction may cause deformation of the biasing member, such that a restorative force of the biasing member urges movement of the movable portion in a second direction opposite the first direction. A frictional force between the seal and one of the stationary portion and the movable portion resists the movement of the movable portion in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Allyn Narcisse JENSRUD, Larry Edward STANTON, Colby HARRIS
  • Patent number: D990673
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Colby Harris, Barry Weitzner, Carolina Villarreal, Brian Luis
  • Patent number: D1025210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Colby Harris, Barry Weitzner, Carolina Villarreal, Brian Luis