Patents by Inventor Debra M. Kozak

Debra M. Kozak 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: 20210137667
    Abstract: An intravascular emboli capture and retrieval system for intravascular embolism protection and embolism removal or maceration. Guidewire mounted proximally and distally located multiple opening filters are deployed within the vasculature and used to part, divide and macerate embolic debris and to capture such embolic debris within the confines thereof. A deployable flexible preformed memory shaped capture sleeve is alternatively used to collapse one or more filters and embolic debris therein for subsequent proximal withdrawal from the vasculature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Bonnette, Richard Prather, Eric J. Thor, Stephen E. Weisel, Douglas L. Ball, David B. Morris, Debra M. Kozak, Gary Ansel
  • Publication number: 20210068861
    Abstract: An accessory device may be used in combination with a thrombectomy catheter. The accessory device may be configured to deflect a distal portion of the thrombectomy catheter and/or disrupt a lesion in a vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. BONNETTE, MICHAEL P. SCHROM, JASON T. ANDERSON, DAVID B. MORRIS, DEBRA M. KOZAK, JEFFREY ALAN NYLUND, KENNETH R. LARSON, KATHERINE STRYKER BRODEEN ROUTH
  • Patent number: 10835278
    Abstract: Thrombectomy catheter systems, accessory devices, and methods for making and using such devices are disclosed. An example thrombectomy system may include a catheter shaft having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a lumen extending at least partially through the catheter shaft. A high pressure tube may be disposed within the lumen. The high pressure tube may be designed for communication with a fluid source. A fluid jet emanator may be coupled to the high pressure tube. The fluid jet emanator may have at least one jet orifice. The catheter shaft may include a first orifice disposed proximally of a distal end of the catheter shaft and a second orifice disposed proximally of the first orifice. An accessory device may be disposed within the lumen. The accessory device may include a helical distal region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Michael Wilke, Debra M. Kozak, Michael P. Schrom, Daniel T. Quillin
  • Patent number: 10828061
    Abstract: An accessory device may be used in combination with a thrombectomy catheter. The accessory device may be configured to deflect a distal portion of the thrombectomy catheter and/or disrupt a lesion in a vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Michael P. Schrom, Jason T. Anderson, David B. Morris, Debra M. Kozak, Jeffrey Alan Nylund, Kenneth R. Larson, Katherine Stryker Brodeen Routh
  • Patent number: 10806559
    Abstract: An intravascular emboli capture and retrieval system for intravascular embolism protection and embolism removal or maceration. Guidewire mounted proximally and distally located multiple opening filters are deployed within the vasculature and used to part, divide and macerate embolic debris and to capture such embolic debris within the confines thereof. A deployable flexible preformed memory shaped capture sleeve is alternatively used to collapse one or more filters and embolic debris therein for subsequent proximal withdrawal from the vasculature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Surmodics MD, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bonnette, Richard Prather, Eric J Thor, Stephen E Weisel, Douglas L Ball, David B Morris, Debra M Kozak, Gary Ansel
  • Publication number: 20200170663
    Abstract: A matter elimination catheter includes a catheter body extending from a catheter proximal portion to a catheter distal portion. The catheter body includes an infusion lumen, an aspiration lumen fluidly isolated from the infusion lumen, and a septum interposed between the infusion and aspiration lumens. A drive shaft is within the infusion lumen and is configured to provide rotation near the catheter distal portion. A guide wire lumen is within the drive shaft, and the infusion lumen, the drive shaft and the guide wire lumen are fluidly separated from the aspiration lumen with the septum. In one example, fluid bearings are formed between one or more of the catheter body and drive shaft or the drive shaft and a guide wire or guide wire liner when supplied with infusion fluid through the infusion lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Richard R. Prather, Debra M. Kozak, David B. Morris
  • Patent number: 10595893
    Abstract: A matter elimination catheter includes a catheter body extending from a catheter proximal portion to a catheter distal portion. The catheter body includes an infusion lumen, an aspiration lumen fluidly isolated from the infusion lumen, and a septum interposed between the infusion and aspiration lumens. A drive shaft is within the infusion lumen and is configured to provide rotation near the catheter distal portion. A guide wire lumen is within the drive shaft, and the infusion lumen, the drive shaft and the guide wire lumen are fluidly separated from the aspiration lumen with the septum. In one example, fluid bearings are formed between one or more of the catheter body and drive shaft or the drive shaft and a guide wire or guide wire liner when supplied with infusion fluid through the infusion lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Richard R. Prather, Debra M. Kozak, David B. Morris
  • Publication number: 20190290315
    Abstract: A direct stream hydrodynamic catheter system is provided for the removal of thrombus, lesions and the like including provisions for the infusion of drugs, lysing fluids and the like into a blood vessel. Physician controlled powered direct fluid jet streams emanate from a fluid jet emanatory in the form of robust radially directed fluid jet streams to impinge upon and ablate difficult and strong thrombus and lesions within a blood vessel. Effluent aspiration is controlled by an exhaust regulator in the form of a roller pump, but effluent removal can be assistingly influenced by the fluid pressure associated with the radially directed fluid jet streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. BONNETTE, ERIC J. THOR, DEBRA M. KOZAK, DOUGLAS J. BALL, STEPHEN E. WEISEL, DAVID B. MORRIS, RICHARD R. PRATHER
  • Patent number: 10321932
    Abstract: A direct stream hydrodynamic catheter system is provided for the removal of thrombus, lesions and the like including provisions for the infusion of drugs, lysing fluids and the like into a blood vessel. Physician controlled powered direct fluid jet streams emanate from a fluid jet emanatory in the form of robust radially directed fluid jet streams to impinge upon and ablate difficult and strong thrombus and lesions within a blood vessel. Effluent aspiration is controlled by an exhaust regulator in the form of a roller pump, but effluent removal can be assistingly influenced by the fluid pressure associated with the radially directed fluid jet streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Eric J. Thor, Debra M. Kozak, Douglas J. Ball, Stephen E. Weisel, David B. Morris, Richard R. Prather
  • Patent number: 10314609
    Abstract: A thrombectomy catheter includes a catheter body having a catheter lumen. An outflow orifice is positioned along a catheter perimeter. A fluid jet emanator communicates with a high pressure tube. The fluid jet emanator includes at least one jet orifice for directing a fluid jet from the fluid jet emanator through the catheter lumen toward the outflow orifice. The fluid jet emanator provides a jet stream from the catheter body through the outflow orifice. The jet stream includes first and second stream portions. An entrainment fluid flow circuit includes at least the first stream portion, and the entrainment fluid flow circuit entrains particulate and macerates the particulate therein. An exhaust fluid flow path includes the second stream portion, and the exhaust fluid flow path draws entrained particulate from the entrainment fluid flow circuit at a location exterior to the catheter body and directs it toward the catheter proximal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Eric J. Thor, Michael Schrom, Debra M. Kozak
  • Publication number: 20180235648
    Abstract: Thrombectomy catheter systems, accessory devices, and methods for making and using such devices are disclosed. An example thrombectomy system may include a catheter shaft having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a lumen extending at least partially through the catheter shaft. A high pressure tube may be disposed within the lumen. The high pressure tube may be designed for communication with a fluid source. A fluid jet emanator may be coupled to the high pressure tube. The fluid jet emanator may have at least one jet orifice. The catheter shaft may include a first orifice disposed proximally of a distal end of the catheter shaft and a second orifice disposed proximally of the first orifice. An accessory device may be disposed within the lumen. The accessory device may include a helical distal region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Michael Wilke, Debra M. Kozak, Michael P. Schrom, Daniel T. Quillin
  • Patent number: 9943397
    Abstract: An intravascular emboli capture and retrieval system for intravascular embolism protection and embolism removal or maceration. Guidewire mounted proximally and distally located multiple opening filters are deployed within the vasculature and used to part, divide and macerate embolic debris and to capture such embolic debris within the confines thereof. A deployable flexible preformed memory shaped capture sleeve is alternatively used to collapse one or more filters and embolic debris therein for subsequent proximal withdrawal from the vasculature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Embolitech, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bonnette, Richard Prather, Eric J Thor, Stephen E Weisel, Douglas L Ball, David B Morris, Debra M Kozak, Gary Ansel
  • Publication number: 20180092658
    Abstract: A thrombectomy catheter includes a catheter body having a catheter lumen. An outflow orifice is positioned along a catheter perimeter. A fluid jet emanator communicates with a high pressure tube. The fluid jet emanator includes at least one jet orifice for directing a fluid jet from the fluid jet emanator through the catheter lumen toward the outflow orifice. The fluid jet emanator provides a jet stream from the catheter body through the outflow orifice. The jet stream includes first and second stream portions. An entrainment fluid flow circuit includes at least the first stream portion, and the entrainment fluid flow circuit entrains particulate and macerates the particulate therein. An exhaust fluid flow path includes the second stream portion, and the exhaust fluid flow path draws entrained particulate from the entrainment fluid flow circuit at a location exterior to the catheter body and directs it toward the catheter proximal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Eric J. Thor, Michael Schrom, Debra M. Kozak
  • Publication number: 20180070971
    Abstract: A matter elimination catheter includes a catheter body extending from a catheter proximal portion to a catheter distal portion. The catheter body includes an infusion lumen, an aspiration lumen fluidly isolated from the infusion lumen, and a septum interposed between the infusion and aspiration lumens. A drive shaft is within the infusion lumen and is configured to provide rotation near the catheter distal portion. A guide wire lumen is within the drive shaft, and the infusion lumen, the drive shaft and the guide wire lumen are fluidly separated from the aspiration lumen with the septum. In one example, fluid bearings are formed between one or more of the catheter body and drive shaft or the drive shaft and a guide wire or guide wire liner when supplied with infusion fluid through the infusion lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Richard R. Prather, Debra M. Kozak, David B. Morris
  • Patent number: 9855070
    Abstract: A matter elimination catheter includes a catheter body extending from a catheter proximal portion to a catheter distal portion. The catheter body includes an infusion lumen, an aspiration lumen fluidly isolated from the infusion lumen, and a septum interposed between the infusion and aspiration lumens. A drive shaft is within the infusion lumen and is configured to provide rotation near the catheter distal portion. A guide wire lumen is within the drive shaft, and the infusion lumen, the drive shaft and the guide wire lumen are fluidly separated from the aspiration lumen with the septum. In one example, fluid bearings are formed between one or more of the catheter body and drive shaft or the drive shaft and a guide wire or guide wire liner when supplied with infusion fluid through the infusion lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Richard R. Prather, Debra M. Kozak, David B. Morris
  • Patent number: 9833257
    Abstract: A thrombectomy catheter includes a catheter body having a catheter lumen. An outflow orifice is positioned along a catheter perimeter. A fluid jet emanator communicates with a high pressure tube. The fluid jet emanator includes at least one jet orifice for directing a fluid jet from the fluid jet emanator through the catheter lumen toward the outflow orifice. The fluid jet emanator provides a jet stream from the catheter body through the outflow orifice. The jet stream includes first and second stream portions. An entrainment fluid flow circuit includes at least the first stream portion, and the entrainment fluid flow circuit entrains particulate and macerates the particulate therein. An exhaust fluid flow path includes the second stream portion, and the exhaust fluid flow path draws entrained particulate from the entrainment fluid flow circuit at a location exterior to the catheter body and directs it toward the catheter proximal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Eric J. Thor, Michael Schrom, Debra M. Kozak
  • Patent number: 9827084
    Abstract: An intravascular emboli capture and retrieval system for intravascular embolism protection and embolism removal or maceration. Guidewire mounted proximally and distally located multiple opening filters are deployed within the vasculature and used to part, divide and macerate embolic debris and to capture such embolic debris within the confines thereof. A deployable flexible preformed memory shaped capture sleeve is alternatively used to collapse one or more filters and embolic debris therein for subsequent proximal withdrawal from the vasculature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Embolitech, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bonnette, Richard Prather, Eric J. Thor, Stephen E. Weisel, Douglas L. Ball, David B. Morris, Debra M. Kozak, Gary Ansel
  • Publication number: 20170325931
    Abstract: An intravascular emboli capture and retrieval system for intravascular embolism protection and embolism removal or maceration. Guidewire mounted proximally and distally located multiple opening filters are deployed within the vasculature and used to part, divide and macerate embolic debris and to capture such embolic debris within the confines thereof. A deployable flexible preformed memory shaped capture sleeve is alternatively used to collapse one or more filters and embolic debris therein for subsequent proximal withdrawal from the vasculature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Embolitech, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bonnette, Richard Prather, Eric J Thor, Stephen E Weisel, Douglas L Ball, David B Morris, Debra M Kozak, Gary Ansel
  • Publication number: 20170252057
    Abstract: An accessory device may be used in combination with a thrombectomy catheter. The accessory device may be configured to deflect a distal portion of the thrombectomy catheter and/or disrupt a lesion in a vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. BONNETTE, MICHAEL P. SCHROM, JASON T. ANDERSON, DAVID B. MORRIS, DEBRA M. KOZAK, JEFFREY ALAN NYLUND, KENNETH R. LARSON, KATHERINE STRYKER BRODEEN ROUTH
  • Publication number: 20170172603
    Abstract: A direct stream hydrodynamic catheter system is provided for the removal of thrombus, lesions and the like including provisions for the infusion of drugs, lysing fluids and the like into a blood vessel. Physician controlled powered direct fluid jet streams emanate from a fluid jet emanatory in the form of robust radially directed fluid jet streams to impinge upon and ablate difficult and strong thrombus and lesions within a blood vessel. Effluent aspiration is controlled by an exhaust regulator in the form of a roller pump, but effluent removal can be assistingly influenced by the fluid pressure associated with the radially directed fluid jet streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. BONNETTE, ERIC J. THOR, DEBRA M. KOZAK, DOUGLAS J. BALL, STEPHEN E. WEISEL, DAVID B. MORRIS, RICHARD R. PRATHER