Patents by Inventor George Bourne

George Bourne 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: 8628464
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to surgically implantable supportive slings. More specifically, in various embodiments, the invention is directed to multilayer mesh slings formed from a tubular mesh material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Leonard Pinchuk
  • Patent number: 8586071
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, aneurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Michael Madden, Arthur R. Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymon Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Patent number: 8574204
    Abstract: A medical device comprises a flexible member that can be adhesively attached to a housing of the medical device, allowing implantation of the medical device into a body through an incision of reduced size. The flexible member can be attached to the housing either before or after implantation into the body. The flexible member comprises suture locations, including a permeable membrane or a suture hole, for suturing the medical device to tissue of the body. The suture holes can be filled with a substance penetrable by a suture needle, to minimize tissue ingrowth before or after suturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, James Culhane
  • Patent number: 8394400
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, aneurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Mike Madden, Art Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Publication number: 20130025781
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to surgically implantable supportive slings. More specifically, in various embodiments, the invention is directed to multilayer mesh slings formed from a tubular mesh material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George BOURNE, Leonard PINCHUK
  • Publication number: 20120265173
    Abstract: An indwelling drainage catheter is disclosed that is configured to include spiral, helical or radial geometry on the external surface that allows the catheter to be introduced and locked into the anatomy via threading, linear indexing or similar action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: NAVILYST MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: George BOURNE, Raymond Lareau
  • Patent number: 8282542
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to surgically implantable supportive slings. More specifically, in various embodiments, the invention is directed to multilayer mesh slings formed from a tubular mesh material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Leonard Pinchuk
  • Patent number: 8007502
    Abstract: A medical device used for retrieving material from within a body includes an engaging assembly in which at least a portion of the engaging assembly is resistant to laser energy-induced damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. H. Chu, George Bourne
  • Patent number: 7947021
    Abstract: An entry port cuff for providing antimicrobial properties to a medical device having a portion that is insertable into the body of a patient is disclosed. The cuff, which is charged with an antimicrobial agent, is removably attached to the medical device immediately prior to or immediately after insertion of said medical device into the body. The cuff is attached to the medical device in a manner such that the cuff is located outside of the body and in the proximity of the point of entry of the medical device into the body. Also, the cuff is substantially free of an adhesive for adhering the cuff to the body. Methods for using and making the entry port cuff are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Robert Rioux
  • Publication number: 20110064774
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, aneurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Mike Madden, Art Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Publication number: 20110054312
    Abstract: A catheter for medical procedures comprises a shaft portion having a distal end insertable into a body lumen, the shaft portion having a wall defining a working lumen extending therewithin and a first strengthening element coupled to the wall to increase a burst pressure of the shaft portion, wherein the first strengthening element cooperates with a base material of the wall to define a flexible region of the shaft portion allowing the shaft portion to be atraumatically inserted into the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Barbara Bell, George Bourne, Raymond Lareau, Kristian Dimatteo
  • Publication number: 20110054448
    Abstract: An indwelling drainage catheter is disclosed that is configured to include spiral, helical or radial geometry on the external surface that allows the catheter to be introduced and locked into the anatomy via threading, linear indexing or similar action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: George Bourne, Raymond Lareau
  • Patent number: 7850675
    Abstract: A catheter for medical procedures comprises a shaft portion having a distal end insertable into a body lumen, the shaft portion having a wall defining a working lumen extending therewithin and a first strengthening element coupled to the wall to increase a burst pressure of the shaft portion, wherein the first strengthening element cooperates with a base material of the wall to define a flexible region of the shaft portion allowing the shaft portion to be atraumatically inserted into the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara Bell, George Bourne, Raymond Lareau, Kristian DiMatteo
  • Patent number: 7780660
    Abstract: A medical probe assembly and method for ablating tissue using radio frequency energy. The medical probe assembly includes an elongated shaft, a needle electrode array, and a hinged handle. The handle has a collar, which when in the up position covers the hinge so that the device can be used as a conventional medical probe. When the collar is in the down position the hinge is exposed, and the handle can be bent to reduce its overall height. With this reduced height the probe can be used while a patient is lying in a CT scanner or an MRI chamber. Therefore, the surgeon can monitor the ablation during the procedure, and thus avoid unnecessary damage to the surrounding healthy tissue on the one hand, and insufficient ablation of the diseased tissue on the other hand. An alternate embodiment uses a flexible handle instead of a hinged one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Robert Rioux
  • Patent number: 7708745
    Abstract: A medical device includes a handle, a sheath, and an object-engaging unit. The distal end portion of the sheath is strong enough to resist being deformed by the object-engaging unit, yet another portion of the sheath is flexible enough to bend sufficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Like Que, George Bourne, Juli Curtis
  • Patent number: 7611542
    Abstract: A method of treating tissue includes placing substantially spherical polymer particles in the tissue. The particles include an interior region having relatively large pores and a first region substantially surrounding the interior having fewer relatively large pores than the interior region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Boston Scientific SciMed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Marcia S. Buiser, Thomas V. Casey, II, Steve Keenan, Janel L. Lanphere, Jianmin Li, Erin P. McKenna, Zarouhi Minasian, Doreen Rao
  • Publication number: 20090156893
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to surgically implantable supportive slings. More specifically, in various embodiments, the invention is directed to multilayer mesh slings formed from a tubular mesh material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Leonard Pinchuk
  • Patent number: 7513865
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to surgically implantable supportive slings. More specifically, in various embodiments, the invention is directed to multilayer mesh slings formed from a tubular mesh material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Leonard Pinchuk
  • Patent number: 7294110
    Abstract: A medical instrument includes a gripping section having a first portion having a first composition, and a second portion over a selected portion of the first portion. The second portion has a second composition different than the first composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Boston Scientific SciMed Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, David Cooke
  • Patent number: 7275640
    Abstract: Packaging for medical devices that impart anti-microbial properties to the surfaces of a medical device is disclosed. In one embodiment, a first compartment stores a medical device and a second compartment stores an anti-microbial agent. When the medical device is ready to be used, the anti-microbial agent from the second compartment flows into the first compartment to impart anti-microbial properties to the surface of the medical device. In another embodiment, components of the package are treated with an anti-microbial agent, which are then transferred or imparted to the surfaces of a medical device stored within the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Sally Thornton