Patents by Inventor Erik Sperry

Erik Sperry 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: 20170209162
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns systems and methods for removal of material from the body of a patient, and particularly for percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Systems according to the various embodiments of the disclosure include one or more of nested first and second components, for instance a scope nested within a suction or irrigation catheter, guidewires with self-expanding distal tips, and wash-out elements to facilitate rapid removal of stones through an access sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Erik Sperry, Ronald Ciulla, Aaron Kirkeom, Mark Hera, Sebastian Koerner
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8292873
    Abstract: A catheter device includes an elongate tubular housing, a cannula, and a flexible proboscis. The cannula defines a cannula lumen which is in fluid communication with a cannula exit port located adjacent the distal end of the elongate housing. The distal tip of the cannula is disposed within the cannula lumen. The cannula defines a proboscis lumen and the cannula has a proboscis exit port in fluid communication with the proboscis lumen. The proboscis exit port is located at the distal tip of the cannula. The flexible proboscis has a distal tip and is disposed within the proboscis lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Mickley, Erik Sperry, Stephanie Webber, Chad Harris, Samuel J. Epstein, Grace Kim
  • Publication number: 20090143748
    Abstract: A catheter device includes an elongate tubular housing, a cannula, and a flexible proboscis. The cannula defines a cannula lumen which is in fluid communication with a cannula exit port located adjacent the distal end of the elongate housing. The distal tip of the cannula is disposed within the cannula lumen. The cannula defines a proboscis lumen and the cannula has a proboscis exit port in fluid communication with the proboscis lumen. The proboscis exit port is located at the distal tip of the cannula. The flexible proboscis has a distal tip and is disposed within the proboscis lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc
    Inventors: Timothy J. Mickley, Erik Sperry, Stephanie Webber, Chad Harris, Samuel J. Epstein, Grace Kim