Patents by Inventor Elizabeth A. Stokley

Elizabeth A. Stokley 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: 20200245963
    Abstract: Aspects of stone identification methods and systems are described. According to one aspect, an exemplary method comprises: transmitting to a processing unit, with an imaging element mounted on a distal end of a scope, image data about a stone object inside a body cavity; generating from the image data, with the processing unit, a visual representation of the stone object and the body cavity; establishing from a user input, with the processing unit, a scale for the visual representation; determining from the visual representation, with the processing unit, a size of the stone object on the scale; comparing, with the processing unit, the size of the stone object with a predetermined maximum size to determine a removal status; and augmenting, with the processing unit, the visual representation to include an indicator responsive to the removal status. Associated systems are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. PEREIRA, Michael S. H. CHU, Elizabeth STOKLEY, David SALTO, Candace RHODES
  • Patent number: 10709465
    Abstract: A medical device may include a sheath, an elongate member at least partially surrounded by the sheath, an end effector at a distal end of the elongate member and movable between an open position and a closed position, and a handle. The handle may include an actuator member coupled to the sheath, an adjustment member, and a biasing member extending between the actuator member and the adjustment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. H. Chu, Peter J. Pereira, Elizabeth A. Stokley, Ronald Ciulla, Colm Long
  • Publication number: 20200214738
    Abstract: A guidance device is disclosed. The device may comprise a tracking pad with a guiding opening and a plurality of sensors operable with at least one beacon on a needle to track the disposition of the needle at least when a distal end of the needle is inserted into the guiding opening. Related systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Timothy LONG, JR., Timothy Paul HARRAH, Brandon W. CRAFT, Elizabeth A. STOKLEY, Sebastian KOERNER, Anant SUBRAMANIAM, Paul James FEARIS
  • Publication number: 20200214727
    Abstract: A percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) needle may include a cannula including a shaft and a cannula hub coupled to a proximal end of the cannula shaft. A depth guide may be disposed on an outer surface of the cannula shaft. A stylet may be disposable within the cannula lumen and may include a tapered point at a distal end of the stylet and a stylet hub coupled to a proximal end of the stylet that is configured to be releasably securable to the cannula hub. An adjustable depth stop may be releasably securable to the cannula shaft at a desired position relative to the depth guide, the adjustable depth guide capable of being manipulated between an adjustment configuration in which the adjustable depth guide is moveable relative to the cannula shaft and a secured configuration in which the adjustable depth guide is secured relative to the cannula shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: ERIK E. SPERRY, JERRY T. LONG, JR., RONALD CIULLA, TIMOTHY P. HARRAH, AARON K. KIRKEMO, KENNETH P. REEVER, BRANDON W. CRAFT, ELIZABETH A. STOKLEY, SEBASTIAN KOERNER, CHAD SCHNEIDER, ANANT SUBRAMANIAM, ASHISH JAIN, DIPANKA MEDHI, SUMIT MALIK, SUBODH MOREY, BITEN K. KATHRANI, Salman Kapadia
  • Patent number: 10646187
    Abstract: Aspects of stone identification methods and systems are described. According to one aspect, an exemplary method comprises: transmitting to a processing unit, with an imaging element mounted on a distal end of a scope, image data about a stone object inside a body cavity; generating from the image data, with the processing unit, a visual representation of the stone object and the body cavity; establishing from a user input, with the processing unit, a scale for the visual representation; determining from the visual representation, with the processing unit, a size of the stone object on the scale; comparing, with the processing unit, the size of the stone object with a predetermined maximum size to determine a removal status; and augmenting, with the processing unit, the visual representation to include an indicator responsive to the removal status. Associated systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Michael S. H. Chu, Elizabeth Stokley, David Salto, Candace Rhodes
  • Patent number: 10624668
    Abstract: A guidance device is disclosed. The device may comprise a tracking pad with a guiding opening and a plurality of sensors operable with at least one beacon on a needle to track the disposition of the needle at least when a distal end of the needle is inserted into the guiding opening. Related systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Timothy Long, Jr., Timothy Paul Harrah, Brandon W. Craft, Elizabeth A. Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Anant Subramaniam, Paul James Fearis
  • Publication number: 20190328349
    Abstract: Aspects of stone identification methods and systems are described. According to one aspect, an exemplary method comprises: transmitting to a processing unit, with an imaging element mounted on a distal end of a scope, image data about a stone object inside a body cavity; generating from the image data, with the processing unit, a visual representation of the stone object and the body cavity; establishing from a user input, with the processing unit, a scale for the visual representation; determining from the visual representation, with the processing unit, a size of the stone object on the scale; comparing, with the processing unit, the size of the stone object with a predetermined maximum size to determine a removal status; and augmenting, with the processing unit, the visual representation to include an indicator responsive to the removal status. Associated systems are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. PEREIRA, Michael S. H. CHU, Elizabeth STOKLEY, David SALTO, Candace RHODES
  • Publication number: 20190314044
    Abstract: Irrigation devices, methods, and systems are disclosed. The system comprises a catheter with one or more lumens and an expandable portion. One or more pumps are used to supply a mixture of contrasting and dilating agents in an interior kidney volume and flush a portion of the mixture out of the interior kidney volume. The method comprises placing a catheter into the interior kidney volume through a ureter, occluding a portion of the ureter with a distal end of the catheter, forming an exit port through an exterior kidney surface, flowing the contrasting and dilating agents through the one or more lumens to supply the mixture in the interior kidney volume, and flushing a portion of the mixture out of the exit port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry LONG, Timothy HARRAH, Aaron KIRKEMO, Brandon CRAFT, Elizabeth STOKLEY, Sebastian KOERNER, Chad SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 10368884
    Abstract: Irrigation devices, methods, and systems are disclosed. The system comprises a catheter with one or more lumens and an expandable portion. One or more pumps are used to supply a mixture of contrasting and dilating agents in an interior kidney volume and flush a portion of the mixture out of the interior kidney volume. The method comprises placing a catheter into the interior kidney volume through a ureter, occluding a portion of the ureter with a distal end of the catheter, forming an exit port through an exterior kidney surface, flowing the contrasting and dilating agents through the one or more lumens to supply the mixture in the interior kidney volume, and flushing a portion of the mixture out of the exit port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Long, Timothy Harrah, Aaron Kirkemo, Brandon Craft, Elizabeth Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Chad Schneider
  • Patent number: 10368820
    Abstract: Aspects of stone identification methods and systems are described. According to one aspect, an exemplary method comprises: transmitting to a processing unit, with an imaging element mounted on a distal end of a scope, image data about a stone object inside a body cavity; generating from the image data, with the processing unit, a visual representation of the stone object and the body cavity; establishing from a user input, with the processing unit, a scale for the visual representation; determining from the visual representation, with the processing unit, a size of the stone object on the scale; comparing, with the processing unit, the size of the stone object with a predetermined maximum size to determine a removal status; and augmenting, with the processing unit, the visual representation to include an indicator responsive to the removal status. Associated systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Michael S. H. Chu, Elizabeth Stokley, David Salto, Candace Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20180192982
    Abstract: Aspects of stone identification methods and systems are described. According to one aspect, an exemplary method comprises: transmitting to a processing unit, with an imaging element mounted on a distal end of a scope, image data about a stone object inside a body cavity; generating from the image data, with the processing unit, a visual representation of the stone object and the body cavity; establishing from a user input, with the processing unit, a scale for the visual representation; determining from the visual representation, with the processing unit, a size of the stone object on the scale; comparing, with the processing unit, the size of the stone object with a predetermined maximum size to determine a removal status; and augmenting, with the processing unit, the visual representation to include an indicator responsive to the removal status. Associated systems are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. PEREIRA, Michael S.H. CHU, Elizabeth STOKLEY, David Saito, Candace RHODES
  • Publication number: 20180125511
    Abstract: A medical device may include a sheath, an elongate member at least partially surrounded by the sheath, an end effector at a distal end of the elongate member and movable between an open position and a closed position, and a handle. The handle may include an actuator member coupled to the sheath, an adjustment member, and a biasing member extending between the actuator member and the adjustment member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S.H. Chu, Peter J. Pereira, Elizabeth A. Stokley, Ronald Ciulla, Colm Long
  • Publication number: 20170303940
    Abstract: A percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) needle may include a cannula including a shaft and a cannula hub coupled to a proximal end of the cannula shaft. A depth guide may be disposed on an outer surface of the cannula shaft. A stylet may be disposable within the cannula lumen and may include a tapered point at a distal end of the stylet and a stylet hub coupled to a proximal end of the stylet that is configured to be releasably securable to the cannula hub. An adjustable depth stop may be releasably securable to the cannula shaft at a desired position relative to the depth guide, the adjustable depth guide capable of being manipulated between an adjustment configuration in which the adjustable depth guide is moveable relative to the cannula shaft and a secured configuration in which the adjustable depth guide is secured relative to the cannula shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: ERIK E. SPERRY, JERRY T. LONG, JR., RONALD CIULLA, TIMOTHY P. HARRAH, AARON K. KIRKEMO, KENNETH P. REEVER, BRANDON W. CRAFT, ELIZABETH A. STOKLEY, SEBASTIAN KOERNER, CHAD SCHNEIDER, ANANT SUBRAMANIAM, ASHISH JAIN, DIPANKA MEDHI, SUMIT MALIK, SUBODH MOREY, BITEN K. KATHRANI, Salman Kapadia
  • Publication number: 20170209133
    Abstract: A medical device may include a radially expandable sheath extending between a proximal end and a distal end and defining a lumen therein. The sheath may be expandable between a first configuration and a second configuration. The medical device may further include a plurality of expansion support members positioned along the sheath. Each of the expansion support member may extend circumferentially about a longitudinal axis of the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald CIULLA, Timothy HARRAH, Aaron KIRKEMO, Brandon CRAFT, Elizabeth STOKLEY, Sebastian KOERNER, Anant SUBRAMANIAM
  • Publication number: 20170196577
    Abstract: A guidewire including an elongate inner member having a proximal portion and a distal portion, an elongate outer member disposed about the elongate inner member, wherein one of the elongate inner member and the elongate outer member is more flexible relative to the other of the elongate inner member or the elongate outer member, and the elongate inner member is movable relative to the elongate outer member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Erik E. Sperry, Jerry T. Long, Jr., Ronald Ciulla, Aaron K. Kirkemo, Kenneth P. Reever, Brandon W. Craft, Elizabeth A. Stokley, Anant Subramaniam
  • Publication number: 20170196591
    Abstract: A guidance device is disclosed. The device may comprise a tracking pad with a guiding opening and a plurality of sensors operable with at least one beacon on a needle to track the disposition of the needle at least when a distal end of the needle is inserted into the guiding opening. Related systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: One Scimed Place
    Inventors: Jerry Timothy Long,, JR., Timothy Paul HARRAH, Brandon W. CRAFT, Elizabeth A. STOKLEY, Sebastian KOERNER, Anant SUBRAMANIAM, Paul James FEARIS
  • Publication number: 20170196576
    Abstract: Irrigation devices, methods, and systems are disclosed. The system comprises a catheter with one or more lumens and an expandable portion. One or more pumps are used to supply a mixture of contrasting and dilating agents in an interior kidney volume and flush a portion of the mixture out of the interior kidney volume. The method comprises placing a catheter into the interior kidney volume through a ureter, occluding a portion of the ureter with a distal end of the catheter, forming an exit port through an exterior kidney surface, flowing the contrasting and dilating agents through the one or more lumens to supply the mixture in the interior kidney volume, and flushing a portion of the mixture out of the exit port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Long, Timothy Harrah, Aaron Kirkemo, Brandon Craft, Elizabeth Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Chad Schneider
  • Publication number: 20170196590
    Abstract: Devices for guiding an instrument into a body of a patient, at a targeted point of entry and along an insertion path at a targeted insertion angle, are described herein, such as a guide for an access needle in a PCNL procedure for accessing the kidney to remove kidney stones, the devices comprising a base component, a guide assembly, and optionally an insertion mechanism. The base component is aligned in use with the point of entry and the guide assembly cooperates with the base component to allow for the instrument to be aligned and fixed at any circumferential angle around an axis perpendicular to the point of entry and at any vertical angle ranging from 0 to 45 degrees away from the axis in a direction toward the body. The optional mechanism allows for mechanical insertion once the instrument is aligned and fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Erik E Sperry, Jerry T Long, Ronald Ciulla, Timothy P Harrah, Aaron K Kirkemo, Mark A Hera, Kenneth P Reever, Brandon W Craft, Elizabeth A Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Chad Schneider
  • Publication number: 20170193160
    Abstract: Computer systems and computer-implemented analysis methods may be used for assistance in planning and/or performing a medical procedure, such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy or percutaneous nephrolithotripsy. The method may include receiving one or more radiographic images of an anatomical structure of a patient, generating a display of the radiographic image(s), generating at least one request for user input to identify features of the anatomical structure, receiving user input identifying the features of the anatomical structure, identifying at least one access plan based on the received user input, and generating a display of the identified access plan(s) associated with the radiographic image(s). The method may include generating a patient template that indicates an insertion site according to the identified access plan(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry T. LONG, Timothy P. HARRAH, Brandon W. CRAFT, Elizabeth A. STOKLEY, Sebastian KOERNER, Erik SPERRY, Chad SCHNEIDER, Mark HERA
  • Publication number: 20170189059
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. An access device for accessing a target site comprises a tubular member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The access device may also include a balloon coupled to the tubular member, the balloon extending between the tubular member proximal portion and the tubular member distal portion. The access device may also include a stylet moveable with respect to the tubular member, wherein the stylet is configured to pierce through the skin of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Jerry T. Long, JR., Timothy P. Harrah, Brandon W. Craft, Elizabeth A. Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Anant Subramaniam