Patents by Inventor Dane T. Seddon

Dane T. Seddon 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: 20210128329
    Abstract: Tracheal stents may include a plurality of wave form structures each extending radially about the support structure, a plurality of axial loop members extending axially between adjacent wave form structures and a polymeric covering disposed thereover. Tracheal stents may include an expandable metal structure and a plurality of spacer fins extending above an outer surface of the expandable metal structure. The plurality of spacer fins may be formed of a material different than that of the expandable metal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Gary J. Leanna, Dane T. Seddon, Jason Weiner, Seamus F. O'Shaughnessy, Sean P. Fleury
  • Patent number: 10905574
    Abstract: An endoluminal stent and associated methods for placing the endoluminal stent in a lumen of a trachea of a patient. The stent includes an elongate framework having a first open end, a second open end opposite the first open end, and a lumen extending from the first open end to the second open end. The elongate framework includes a first edge extending from the first open end to the second open end, a second edge extending from the first open end to the second open end, and an opening between the first edge and the second edge extending from the first open end to the second open end such that the stent has a C-shaped cross-section. The stent may be implanted in a trachea with the opening positioned along a posterior wall of the trachea adjacent the trachealis muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Weiner, Dane T. Seddon, Sean P. Fleury
  • Patent number: 10898354
    Abstract: Tracheal stents may include a plurality of wave form structures each extending radially about the support structure, a plurality of axial loop members extending axially between adjacent wave form structures and a polymeric covering disposed thereover. Tracheal stents may include an expandable metal structure and a plurality of spacer fins extending above an outer surface of the expandable metal structure. The plurality of spacer fins may be formed of a material different than that of the expandable metal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Gary J. Leanna, Dane T. Seddon, Jason Weiner, Seamus F. O'Shaughnessy, Sean P. Fleury
  • Patent number: 10864069
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed primarily to a stent for use in the trachea. The stent has a nominally deployed state, an axially extended state and an axially compressed state. The stent has a length. In the axially extended state, the length is at least 20% greater than in the nominally deployed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Dane T. Seddon, Daniel Ross, Burns P. Doran, Sean P. Fleury, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20200015659
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include methods and systems for attaching an articulation section. In an embodiment, a medical instrument includes a first tubular member including a first end. The medical instrument also includes a second tubular member including a first end. The second tubular member includes a plurality of layers including an inner layer and a first layer including a fluorinated material. The inner layer includes a first section disposed under the first layer and a second section extending out from under the first layer. A portion of the first tubular member overlaps and is bonded to at least a portion of the second section of the inner layer of the second tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean P. FLEURY, Gary S. KAPPEL, Norman C. MAY, Dane T. SEDDON, Mark D. WOOD, Peter L. DAYTON
  • Patent number: 10456011
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include methods and systems for attaching an articulation section. In an embodiment, a medical instrument includes a first tubular member including a first end. The medical instrument also includes a second tubular member including a first end. The second tubular member includes a plurality of layers including an inner layer and a first layer including a fluorinated material. The inner layer includes a first section disposed under the first layer and a second section extending out from under the first layer. A portion of the first tubular member overlaps and is bonded to at least a portion of the second section of the inner layer of the second tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean P. Fleury, Gary S. Kappel, Norman C. May, Dane T. Seddon, Mark D. Wood, Peter L. Dayton
  • Publication number: 20190282219
    Abstract: A biopsy forceps device includes a tension member and an end effector including first and second jaws movable between an open configuration, in which the jaws are separated from one another to receive target tissue therebetween, and a closed configuration, in which cutting edges of the jaws are moved toward one another to cut a portion of the target tissue. The jaws define a tissue receiving space therebetween to house the cut tissue. The jaws are pivotable relative to one another, each of the jaws including a serrated cutting edge extending therealong, the end effector further including a tension member attachment including a proximal end coupled to the tension member. The attachment is movably coupled to the jaws so that distal movement of the attachment moves the jaws to the open configuration while proximal movement thereof moves the jaws to the closed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Hitendra PUROHIT, Nishant RANDHAWA, Agrim MISHRA, Charudatta Chandrakant ARADHYE, Venkatesh NEELAMEGAM, Nidhi DHINGRA, Dane T. SEDDON
  • Publication number: 20190175371
    Abstract: Tracheal stents may include a plurality of wave form structures each extending radially about the support structure, a plurality of axial loop members extending axially between adjacent wave form structures and a polymeric covering disposed thereover. Tracheal stents may include an expandable metal structure and a plurality of spacer fins extending above an outer surface of the expandable metal structure. The plurality of spacer fins may be formed of a material different than that of the expandable metal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Gary J. Leanna, Dane T. Seddon, Jason Weiner, Seamus F. O'Shaughnessy, Sean P. Fleury
  • Patent number: 10195061
    Abstract: A stent covering includes a polymeric tube having a first end, a second end and a length extending therebetween, the polymeric tube including an inner surface defining a lumen and an outer surface. A plurality of tissue ingrowth features are formed on the outer surface of the polymeric tube, at least some of the plurality of tissue ingrowth features including polymeric loops that extend above the outer surface such that, once implanted, tissue can grow between the outer surface and the polymeric loops. A stent may include such a stent covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Weiner, Sean P. Fleury, Gary J. Leanna, Seamus F. O'Shaughnessy, Dane T. Seddon
  • Patent number: 10130498
    Abstract: An endoprosthesis may include an expandable tubular framework expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state and include a plurality of strut rows, wherein adjacent strut rows define interstices spacing the adjacent strut rows apart, and a plurality of connectors extending across the interstices and interconnecting adjacent strut rows, at least some of the plurality of connectors defining a flexible hinge portion. The lengths of the interstices between adjacent strut rows may vary along the length of the expandable tubular framework. The plurality of connectors extend radially outward beyond an outer diameter of the plurality of strut rows in the expanded state. The plurality of connectors are configured to engage a wall of a body lumen in the expanded state to inhibit migration of the endoprosthesis subsequent implanting the endoprosthesis in the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Sean P. Fleury, Dane T. Seddon, Jason Weiner
  • Patent number: 10117761
    Abstract: An endoprosthesis includes an expandable tubular framework having a first end, a second end, and a lumen extending therethrough along a longitudinal axis. The expandable tubular framework includes a plurality of interconnected struts. The interconnected struts include a radially outward face which includes a plurality of anti-migration grooves defining anti-migration teeth formed therebetween. The anti-migration teeth are configured to engage tissue to resist migration of the endoprosthesis within a body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Seamus F. O'Shaughnessy, Gary J. Leanna, Jason Weiner, Dane T. Seddon, Sean P. Fleury
  • Patent number: 10117763
    Abstract: A stent of the present disclosure has a variable radial force along the longitudinal length of the stent. In particular, the radial force of the center is greater than the radial force of the ends of the stent. Without being bound by theory, the radial force is affected by the strut angle ?, the wall thickness t, the number of strut pairs, and combinations thereof. In one aspect of the present disclosure, the stent has a variable strut angle ?, a variable wall thickness t, and a variable number of strut pairs. By adjusting the strut angle ?, the wall thickness t, and the number of strut pairs of the serpentine bands, the stent will have a variable radial force without the need for additional processing steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Sean P. Fleury, Dane T. Seddon, Barry Weitzner
  • Publication number: 20180168835
    Abstract: An endoluminal stent and associated methods for placing the endoluminal stent in a lumen of a trachea of a patient. The stent includes an elongate framework having a first open end, a second open end opposite the first open end, and a lumen extending from the first open end to the second open end. The elongate framework includes a first edge extending from the first open end to the second open end, a second edge extending from the first open end to the second open end, and an opening between the first edge and the second edge extending from the first open end to the second open end such that the stent has a C-shaped cross-section. The stent may be implanted in a trachea with the opening positioned along a posterior wall of the trachea adjacent the trachealis muscle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Weiner, Dane T. Seddon, Sean P. Fleury
  • Publication number: 20180147043
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed primarily to a stent for use in the trachea. The stent has a nominally deployed state, an axially extended state and an axially compressed state. The stent has a length. In the axially extended state, the length is at least 20% greater than in the nominally deployed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DANE T. SEDDON, DANIEL ROSS, BURNS P. DORAN, SEAN P. FLEURY, MARK D. WOOD
  • Patent number: 9918858
    Abstract: An endoluminal stent and associated methods for placing the endoluminal stent in a lumen of a trachea of a patient. The stent includes an elongate framework having a first open end, a second open end opposite the first open end, and a lumen extending from the first open end to the second open end. The elongate framework includes a first edge extending from the first open end to the second open end, a second edge extending from the first open end to the second open end, and an opening between the first edge and the second edge extending from the first open end to the second open end such that the stent has a C-shaped cross-section. The stent may be implanted in a trachea with the opening positioned along a posterior wall of the trachea adjacent the trachealis muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Weiner, Dane T. Seddon, Sean P. Fleury
  • Patent number: 9907640
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed primarily to a stent for use in the trachea. The stent has a nominally deployed state, an axially extended state and an axially compressed state. The stent has a length. In the axially extended state, the length is at least 20% greater than in the nominally deployed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Dane T. Seddon, Daniel Ross, Burns P. Doran, Sean P. Fleury, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170340782
    Abstract: A method for reducing mucus accumulation in an airway including disposing an implantable device within an airway, wherein the implantable device has a first end, a second end, and an inner surface defining a lumen extending from the first end to the second end; wherein at least a portion of the inner surface has a hydrophobic polymer coating thereon, wherein a polymer coating surface has dynamic water contact angles of 145 degrees or greater; and wherein the implantable device is constructed and arranged to maintain patency of the airway; wherein accumulation of mucus is reduced as compared to a similar implantable device without the hydrophobic portion of the inner surface. An implantable medical device having a superhydrophobic surface and a method of making an implantable medical device having a superhydrophobic surface are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: SEAN P. FLEURY, MARK D. WOOD, DANE T. SEDDON, LAURA ELIZABETH FIRSTENBERG, PAUL SMITH, GARY J. LEANNA, CLAUDE O. CLERC, JAMES WELDON, STEVEN E. WALAK
  • Patent number: 9764067
    Abstract: A method for reducing mucus accumulation in an airway including disposing an implantable device within an airway, wherein the implantable device has a first end, a second end, and an inner surface defining a lumen extending from the first end to the second end; wherein at least a portion of the inner surface has a hydrophobic polymer coating thereon, wherein a polymer coating surface has dynamic water contact angles of 145 degrees or greater; and wherein the implantable device is constructed and arranged to maintain patency of the airway; wherein accumulation of mucus is reduced as compared to a similar implantable device without the hydrophobic portion of the inner surface. An implantable medical device having a superhydrophobic surface and a method of making an implantable medical device having a superhydrophobic surface are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Sean P. Fleury, Mark D. Wood, Dane T. Seddon, Laura Elizabeth Firstenberg, Paul Smith, Gary J. Leanna, Claude O. Clerc, James Weldon, Steven E. Walak
  • Patent number: 9700401
    Abstract: An endoprosthesis, such as a stent, having anti-migration features. The endoprosthesis includes an expandable tubular framework including a plurality of strut rows and a plurality of connectors extending across interstices between adjacent strut rows and interconnecting adjacent strut rows. The strut rows have an outer diameter in an expanded state and the connectors extend radially outward beyond the outer diameter of the strut rows in the expanded state. The connectors are configured to engage a wall of a body lumen in the expanded state to inhibit migration of the endoprosthesis in the body lumen. The endoprosthesis may include a polymeric cover covering the strut rows and spanning the interstices between adjacent strut rows, while a space between the connectors and the strut rows to which the connectors are interconnected with is devoid of the polymeric cover to permit tissue ingrowth around the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Sean P. Fleury, Dane T. Seddon, Daniel Ross, Burns P. Doran
  • Publication number: 20170119558
    Abstract: Implantable medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example implantable medical device may include a stent having a first configuration and a second expanded configuration. The stent may define a plurality of nodes. The stent may have a cover member disposed adjacent the nodes. The cover member may be configured to cover at least some of the nodes when the stent is in the expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: MARK WOOD, DANE T. SEDDON, SEAN FLEURY, DANIEL ROSS, BURNS P. DORAN