Patents by Inventor Edward J. Snyder

Edward J. Snyder 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: 20210283380
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to guidewire devices having shapeable tips and effective torquability. A guidewire device includes a core having a proximal section and a tapered distal section. A tube structure is coupled to the core such that the tapered distal section extends into the tube structure. The tube structure includes a plurality of bypass cuts formed tangentially within the tube structure to increase the flexibility of the tube structure and to reduce the tendency of resilient forces from the tube structure to disrupt a shaped distal tip of the guidewire device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: John A. Lippert, Edward J. Snyder, Clark C. Davis
  • Publication number: 20210228845
    Abstract: Disclosed is a guidewire having a core wire and an outer tube within which the distal section of the core is inserted. The outer diameter of the tube is greater than the outer diameter of the proximal section of the core wire. The guidewire also includes a proximal coil and a distal, radiopaque coil each disposed over the distal section of the core. A bushing coil is disposed over the proximal coil and distal coil. The proximal coil, distal coil, and bushing coil aid in filling the annular space between the core and the tube and thereby centering and aligning the core and tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: John A. Lippert, Edward J. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20210213241
    Abstract: Polymer catheters and guidewires for use in intravascular surgery, and more particularly polymer catheters and guidewires micro-machined with a micro-cutting machine to provide sufficient flexibility to travel through a patient's vasculature while retaining sufficient torquability to transmit torque from a proximal end to the distal end of the catheter or guidewire, and methods of producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Jeff Christian, Ryan Christian, James A. Gasbarro, Scott K. Boehmke, John Lippert, Edward J. Snyder
  • Patent number: 11052228
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to guidewire devices having shapeable tips and effective torquability. A guidewire device includes a core having a proximal section and a tapered distal section. A tube structure is coupled to the core such that the tapered distal section extends into the tube structure. The tube structure includes a plurality of bypass cuts formed tangentially within the tube structure to increase the flexibility of the tube structure and to reduce the tendency of resilient forces from the tube structure to disrupt a shaped distal tip of the guidewire device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SCIENTIA VASCULAR, LLC
    Inventors: John A. Lippert, Edward J. Snyder, Clark C. Davis
  • Publication number: 20210178128
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to guidewire devices having shapeable tips and effective torquability. A guidewire device includes a core having a proximal section and a tapered distal section. A tube structure is coupled to the core such that the tapered distal section of the core extends into and distally beyond the tube structure. The portion of the core extending distally beyond the tube forms a shapeable tip. One or more coils also extend distally beyond the tube. The tip is configured to reduce the tendency of resilient forces from the tube structure to disrupt a customized shape of the tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: John A. Lippert, Edward J. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20210162184
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to guidewire devices having shapeable tips and effective torquability. A guidewire device includes a core having a proximal section and a tapered distal section. A tube structure is coupled to the core such that the tapered distal section of the core extends into and distally beyond the tube structure. The portion of the core extending distally beyond the tube forms a shapeable tip. A polymer covering encompasses the tip. The tip is configured to reduce the tendency of resilient forces from the tube structure to disrupt a customized shape of the tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: John A. Lippert, Edward J. Snyder
  • Patent number: 10953203
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to guidewire devices having shapeable tips and effective torquability. A guidewire device includes a core having a proximal section and a tapered distal section. A tube structure is coupled to the core such that the tapered distal section of the core extends into and distally beyond the tube structure. The portion of the core extending distally beyond the tube forms a shapeable tip. A polymer covering encompasses the tip. The tip is configured to reduce the tendency of resilient forces from the tube structure to disrupt a customized shape of the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Scientia Vascular, LLC
    Inventors: John A. Lippert, Edward J. Snyder
  • Patent number: 10953202
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to guidewire devices having shapeable tips and effective torquability. A guidewire device includes a core having a proximal section and a tapered distal section. A tube structure is coupled to the core such that the tapered distal section of the core extends into and distally beyond the tube structure. The portion of the core extending distally beyond the tube forms a shapeable tip. One or more coils also extend distally beyond the tube. The tip is configured to reduce the tendency of resilient forces from the tube structure to disrupt a customized shape of the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SCIENTIA VASCULAR, LLC
    Inventors: John A. Lippert, Edward J. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20210008351
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to vascular devices such as guidewires and microcatheters having integrated coil sections for optimizing torquability, flexibility, and ability to shape and maintain the distal tip. A guidewire device includes a core and a tube structure coupled to the core such that at least a portion of the core passes into the tube structure. A distal section of the tube structure includes a spiral cut arrangement that configures the distal section as an integral coil integrally incorporated as part of the tube structure. The integrated coil configuration increases the flexibility of the tube structure to reduce the tendency of resilient forces from the tube structure to disrupt a shaped distal tip of the guidewire device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Edward J. Snyder, Todd Turnlund, Clark C. Davis, John A. Lippert
  • Publication number: 20200345975
    Abstract: Disclosed are intravascular devices having enhanced one-beam cut patterns. An elongated member includes a plurality of fenestrations that define a plurality of axially extending beams interspersed between a plurality of circumferentially extending rings. The beams are formed using a dual-pass cutting method in which a blade makes two, rotationally offset cutting passes at a given longitudinal location of the elongated member. The resulting beam has enhanced structure that avoids overly sharp edges and minimizes structural weak points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventor: Edward J. Snyder
  • Patent number: 10821268
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to vascular devices such as guidewires and microcatheters having integrated coil sections for optimizing torquability, flexibility, and ability to shape and maintain the distal tip. A guidewire device includes a core and a tube structure coupled to the core such that at least a portion of the core passes into the tube structure. A distal section of the tube structure includes a spiral cut arrangement that configures the distal section as an integral coil integrally incorporated as part of the tube structure. The integrated coil configuration increases the flexibility of the tube structure to reduce the tendency of resilient forces from the tube structure to disrupt a shaped distal tip of the guidewire device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SCIENTIA VASCULAR, LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. Snyder, Todd Tumlund, Clark C. Davis, John A. Lippert
  • Publication number: 20200222672
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to guidewire devices with an outer tube and a core. The distal section of the core extends into and is surrounded by the outer tube. One or more centering mechanisms are also disposed within the outer tube and are arranged to fill a portion of the annular space between the core and the inner surface of the tube. The one or more centering mechanisms thereby assist in keeping the distal section of the core axially aligned within the tube, which enables effective control of the device and minimizes undesirable whip movements of the guidewire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Clark C. Davis, Edward J. Snyder, Todd H. Turnlund
  • Publication number: 20190290883
    Abstract: Polymer catheters and guidewires for use in intravascular surgery, and more particularly polymer catheters and guidewires micro-machined with a micro-cutting machine to provide sufficient flexibility to travel through a patient's vasculature while retaining sufficient torquability to transmit torque from a proximal end to the distal end of the catheter or guidewire, and methods of producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: John Lippert, Edward J. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20190255290
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for accessing a targeted vessel, such as a coronary artery, near the aortic root. A catheter device includes a proximal section, an intermediate section, and a distal section. The intermediate section includes a more proximal section (a proximal-intermediate section) and a more distal section (a distal-intermediate section). The proximal-intermediate section is microfabricated to enable preferred bending along a single plane. The distal-intermediate section is more rigid than the proximal-intermediate section and the distal section. In use, the proximal-intermediate section abuts against the aortic wall and bends to allow the distal-intermediate section to extend across the aortic root toward a targeted vessel on the opposite side of the aorta.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Edward J. Snyder, John A. Lippert, Todd H. Turnlund, Clark C. Davis
  • Patent number: 10363389
    Abstract: A guidewire device comprising an elongated outer member having an outer surface and an interior surface forming a lumen extending from a proximal end to a distal end, wherein an outer diameter of said distal end is larger than an outer diameter of said proximal end; and an inner member disposed within a portion of said lumen, and embodiments thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Scientia Vascular, LLC
    Inventors: John Lippert, Edward J. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20180193607
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to guidewire devices having shapeable tips and effective torquability. A guidewire device includes a core having a proximal section and a tapered distal section. A tube structure is coupled to the core such that the tapered distal section extends into the tube structure. The tube structure includes a plurality of bypass cuts formed tangentially within the tube structure to increase the flexibility of the tube structure and to reduce the tendency of resilient forces from the tube structure to disrupt a shaped distal tip of the guidewire device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: John A. Lippert, Edward J. Snyder, Clark C. Davis
  • Publication number: 20180177517
    Abstract: An intravascular device, such as s guidewire device, includes a hollow proximal section and a hollow distal section joined to the proximal section and extending distally from the proximal section to form a continuous lumen extending from a proximal end of the device to a distal end of the device. An inner member extends from the proximal end to the distal end and is joined to the distal end. The inner member is translatable within the lumen in response to applied tension. At least the distal section includes a micro-fabricated cutting pattern that enables deflection of the distal end in response to the application of tension to the inner member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: John A. Lippert, Edward J. Snyder
  • Patent number: 9950137
    Abstract: A guidewire device comprising: a micro-fabricated elongated outer member having an outer surface and an interior surface forming a lumen extending from a proximal end to a distal end, wherein said outer member is formed from two or more stock materials; and an inner member disposed within a portion of said lumen, and embodiments thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Scientia Vascular, LLC
    Inventors: John Lippert, Edward J. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20180071496
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to vascular devices such as guidewires and microcatheters having integrated coil sections for optimizing torquability, flexibility, and ability to shape and maintain the distal tip. A guidewire device includes a core and a tube structure coupled to the core such that at least a portion of the core passes into the tube structure. A distal section of the tube structure includes a spiral cut arrangement that configures the distal section as an integral coil integrally incorporated as part of the tube structure. The integrated coil configuration increases the flexibility of the tube structure to reduce the tendency of resilient forces from the tube structure to disrupt a shaped distal tip of the guidewire device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Edward J. Snyder, Todd Tumlund, Clark C. Davis, John A. Lippert
  • Publication number: 20180015261
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to guidewire devices having shapeable tips and effective torquability. A guidewire device includes a core having a proximal section and a tapered distal section. A tube structure is coupled to the core such that the tapered distal section extends into the tube structure. The tube structure includes a plurality of bypass cuts formed tangentially within the tube structure to increase the flexibility of the tube structure and to reduce the tendency of resilient forces from the tube structure to disrupt a shaped distal tip of the guidewire device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: John A. Lippert, Edward J. Snyder