Patents by Inventor Daniel J. Horn

Daniel J. Horn 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: 11202671
    Abstract: A medical device for sympathetic nerve ablation may include a catheter shaft, an expandable member disposed on or coupled to the catheter shaft, and a plurality of elongate electrode assemblies each constructed as a flexible circuit having a plurality of layers. The expandable member may be configured to shift between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration. The plurality of electrode assemblies may be disposed on an outer surface of the expandable member. Each of the plurality of electrode assemblies may include enhanced tear resistance properties such as through the inclusion of a reinforcement structure with one or more of the layers of the electrode assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Cass A. Hanson, Derek C. Sutermeister, Timothy A. Ostroot, Robert N. Squire, James M. Anderson, Martin R. Willard, Patrick A. Haverkost, Jan Weber, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Daniel J. Horn
  • Patent number: 10695124
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft. An expandable balloon may be coupled to the catheter shaft. The balloon may be capable of shifting between a folded configuration and an expanded configuration. A support structure may be coupled to the balloon. The support structure may be capable of shifting the balloon toward the folded configuration. A plurality of elongate flexible electrode assemblies may be disposed on the balloon. The elongate flexible electrode assemblies may be oriented at an angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joel N. Groff, Patrick A. Haverkost, Martin R. Willard, Hong Cao, Daniel J. Horn, Kenneth R. Larson, John Jianhua Chen
  • Patent number: 10342609
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include a medical device for tissue ablation. The medical device may include an elongated shaft having a distal region. An inflatable balloon may be mounted to the distal region. The inflatable balloon may include a body region, a proximal waist, a distal waist, a proximal cone region, and a distal cone region. A skirt may be attached to the inflatable balloon and may extend proximally from the body region. An electrode assembly may be applied directly to an outer surface of the body region of the inflatable balloon. The electrode assembly may include a first conductive member applied directly to the outer surface of the body region of the inflatable balloon and extending proximally therefrom along an outer surface of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Cass A. Hanson, Derek C. Sutermeister, Daniel T. Quillin, Hong Cao, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Adam J. Royer, Timothy A. Ostroot, James M. Anderson, Jan Weber, Robert N. Squire, Martin R. Willard, Patrick A. Haverkost, Daniel J. Horn
  • Patent number: 10321946
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to an intravascular catheter, comprising an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, a balloon having an interior surface, an exterior surface, a lumen defined by the interior surface and a cylindrical wall extending between the interior surface and the exterior surface, the cylindrical wall having a proximal end and a distal end, the balloon having a plurality of weeping windows disposed in the wall and able to pass an electric current between the interior surface and the exterior surface and wherein the balloon wall is otherwise electrically insulative, and an electrode disposed in the balloon. The intravascular system is suited for modulation of renal nerves, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Horn, Cass A. Hanson, Derek C. Sutermeister, Timothy A. Ostroot, Daniel T. Quillin
  • Patent number: 10286115
    Abstract: An expandable medical balloon including an inner layer formed of a poly (ether-block-amide) copolymer and an outer layer formed of a polyamide, the expandable medical balloon having a burst strength of greater than 50,000 psi, and to methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: John J. Chen, Daniel J. Horn
  • Publication number: 20180221086
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft. An expandable member may be coupled to the catheter shaft. The expandable member may be capable of shifting between a folded configuration and an expanded configuration. A plurality of flexible elements may be attached to the expandable member, with a plurality of electrode assemblies disposed on the flexible elements. The flexible elements may have a grooved substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: JEFFREY S. LINDQUIST, CASS A. HANSON, PATRICK A. HAVERKOST, DANIEL J. HORN, MARTIN R. WILLARD, DEREK C. SUTERMEISTER
  • Patent number: 9962223
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft. An expandable member may be coupled to the catheter shaft. The expandable member may be capable of shifting between a folded configuration and an expanded configuration. A plurality of flexible elements may be attached to the expandable member, with a plurality of electrode assemblies disposed on the flexible elements. The flexible elements may have a grooved substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Cass A. Hanson, Patrick A. Haverkost, Daniel J. Horn, Martin R. Willard, Derek C. Sutermeister
  • Patent number: 9956033
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a medical device for modulating nerves. The medical device may include an elongate shaft having a distal region. A balloon may be coupled to the distal region. An electrode may be disposed within the balloon. A virtual electrode may be defined on the balloon. The virtual electrode may include a conductive region having an edge and a peripheral region disposed at least partially along the edge of the conductive region. The peripheral region may be configured to dissipate forces, electrical current, or both accumulating along the edge of the conductive region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Squire, Adam J. Royer, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Daniel J. Horn
  • Patent number: 9757177
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to an intravascular catheter for nerve modulation, comprising an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, a balloon having a lumen and a balloon wall, the balloon wall comprising RF permeable sections and non-electrically conductive sections, an electrode disposed within the balloon and extending distally to the furthest distal RF permeable section. The RF permeable sections may comprise a plurality of RF permeable windows, each window having a greater circumferential dimension than an axial dimension. The intravascular system is suited for modulation of renal nerves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Raj Subramaniam, Zaya Tun, Daniel J. Horn, Derek C. Sutermeister, James M. Anderson, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Kent D. Harrison
  • Patent number: 9675414
    Abstract: An expandable medical balloon for transmitting radiofrequency energy, the medical balloon comprising at least one polymeric electrically-insulating layer and at least one polymeric electrically-conductive layer, wherein at least portions of the polymeric electrically-insulating layer are moveable relative to the polymeric electrically-conductive in said at least one pressurizable expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Horn, Robert N. Squire, Adam Joseph Royer, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, John J. Chen
  • Publication number: 20160331432
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to an intravascular catheter for nerve modulation, comprising an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, a balloon having a lumen and a balloon wall, the balloon wall comprising RF permeable sections and non-electrically conductive sections, an electrode disposed within the balloon and extending distally to the furthest distal RF permeable section. The RF permeable sections may comprise a plurality of RF permeable windows, each window having a greater circumferential dimension than an axial dimension. The intravascular system is suited for modulation of renal nerves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: RAJ SUBRAMANIAM, ZAYA TUN, DANIEL J. HORN, DEREK C. SUTERMEISTER, JAMES M. ANDERSON, JEFFREY S. LINDQUIST, KENT D. HARRISON
  • Patent number: 9463103
    Abstract: The present invention provides medical devices comprising nanocomposite materials. By utilizing nanocomposites in the production thereof, the inventive medical devices can be produced with various advantageous properties. Methods of producing the inventive medical devices are also provided. Inasmuch as the inventive devices are expected to provide certain advantages in their use, there is also provided a method of medical care including methods of treatment or diagnosis, wherein the inventive devices are brought into therapeutic contact with a body to be treated or diagnosed thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Parsonage, Daniel J. Horn, John J. Chen, Paul J. Miller, Douglas A. Devens, Jr., Jan Weber
  • Patent number: 9433760
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to an intravascular catheter for nerve modulation, comprising an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, a balloon having a lumen and a balloon wall, the balloon wall comprising RF permeable sections and non-electrically conductive sections, an electrode disposed within the balloon and extending distally to the furthest distal RF permeable section. The RF permeable sections may comprise a plurality of RF permeable windows, each window having a greater circumferential dimension than an axial dimension. The intravascular system is suited for modulation of renal nerves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Raj Subramaniam, Zaya Tun, Daniel J. Horn, Derek C. Sutermeister, James M. Anderson, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Kent D. Harrison
  • Publication number: 20160228126
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for forming the medical devices are disclosed in the present application. In one illustrative example, a medical device may comprise a catheter shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end and may include a plurality of lumens extending through at least a portion of the catheter shaft. In some examples, the medical device may further include a balloon member disposed proximate the distal end of the catheter shaft, and the catheter shaft may comprise a frangible portion disposed proximate the distal end of the catheter shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Squire, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Kent D. Harrison, Daniel J. Horn, Steven L. Kangas
  • Patent number: 9295808
    Abstract: Described is a guide catheter for guiding other medical devices into or through a body lumen, comprising: a polymeric, tubular inner liner having a textured inner surface; and, a polymeric jacket bonded to an exterior of the inner liner; wherein the texture of the inner surface of the inner liner reduces the coefficient of friction between the inner liner and the other medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew L. De Kock, Daniel J. Horn, Huisun Wang, Michael S. Arney, David A. Durand
  • Patent number: 9265918
    Abstract: An expandable medical balloon including an inner layer formed of a poly(ether-block-amide) copolymer and an outer layer formed of a polyamide, the expandable medical balloon having a burst strength of greater than 50,000 psi, and to methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Chen, Daniel J. Horn
  • Publication number: 20150190195
    Abstract: A medical device for sympathetic nerve ablation may include a catheter shaft, an expandable member disposed on or coupled to the catheter shaft, and a plurality of elongate electrode assemblies each constructed as a flexible circuit having a plurality of layers. The expandable member may be configured to shift between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration. The plurality of electrode assemblies may be disposed on an outer surface of the expandable member. Each of the plurality of electrode assemblies may include enhanced tear resistance properties such as through the inclusion of a reinforcement structure with one or more of the layers of the electrode assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: CASS A. HANSON, DEREK C. SUTERMEISTER, TIMOTHY A. OSTROOT, ROBERT N. SQUIRE, JAMES M. ANDERSON, MARTIN R. WILLARD, PATRICK A. HAVERKOST, JAN WEBER, JEFFREY S. LINDQUIST, DANIEL J. HORN
  • Publication number: 20150105774
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft. An expandable member may be coupled to the catheter shaft. The expandable member may be capable of shifting between a folded configuration and an expanded configuration. A plurality of flexible elements may be attached to the expandable member, with a plurality of electrode assemblies disposed on the flexible elements. The flexible elements may have a grooved substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JEFFREY S. LINDQUIST, CASS A. HANSON, PATRICK A. HAVERKOST, DANIEL J. HORN, MARTIN R. WILLARD, DEREK C. SUTERMEISTER
  • Publication number: 20150105815
    Abstract: An expandable medical balloon comprising an inner layer formed of a polymer material having a first flexural modulus, an intermediate layer formed of a material having a second flexural and an outer layer formed of a material having a third flexural modulus, wherein the flexural modulus of the inner layer and outer layer is 50,000 psi to about 80,000 psi, the flexural modulus of the intermediate layer is about 130,000 to about 230,000 psi and the calculated burst strength of the balloon determined on a 90 degree bend in the balloon is about 35,000 psi or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Horn, Aaron Khieu, Jeffry Johnson, Paul O'Flynn
  • Publication number: 20150057657
    Abstract: A medical balloon comprising a balloon wall formed from a polymeric material, the balloon wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, the balloon wall comprising patterned recesses in the outer surface thereof and flexible circuits disposed within the patterned recesses, the flexible circuits are defined by an outer perimeter, and devices and methods for making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Robert N. Squire, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Derek C. Sutermeister, Patrick A. Haverkost, Timothy A. Ostroot, Martin R. Willard, Daniel J. Horn, Adam J. Royer, Ken Fredrikson