Patents by Inventor Gerald Fredrickson

Gerald Fredrickson 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: 11413170
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods, compositions, devices and kits which pertain to the attachment of stent-containing medical devices to tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Claude O. Clerc, Gerald Fredrickson, Jonathan Zoll
  • Patent number: 11406771
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present disclosure, an apparatus for delivering a powdered agent into a subject's body may include a powder chamber housing the powdered agent. The apparatus also may include a chassis in fluid connection with the powder chamber. The chassis may include a first passage for receiving a pressurized gas, a second passage for receiving the powdered agent from the powder chamber, and a junction in fluid communication with the first passage and the second passage. At least a first portion of the pressurized gas is introduced into the powdered agent at the junction to fluidize the powdered agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Amanda Lynn Smith, Gerald Fredrickson, Dennis Brian Hubbard, Jr., Stan Robert Gilbert, Caitlyn Emily Bintz, Andrew Pic
  • Publication number: 20220202997
    Abstract: A stent having an inner surface and an outer surface, at least a portion of the outer surface of the stent comprising a dissolvable adhesive polymer or a degradable adhesive polymer disposed on at least a portion of the outer surface of the stent, the adhesive is activated by exposure to an aqueous environment, the dissolvable adhesive polymer dissolves over time in an aqueous environment, the dissolvable adhesive polymer or the degradable adhesive polymer has a surface tack of about 2 psi to about 14 psi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Claude O. Clerc, Gerald Fredrickson, Mark Boden
  • Patent number: 11298442
    Abstract: A stent having an inner surface and an outer surface, at least a portion of the outer surface of the stent comprising a dissolvable adhesive polymer or a degradable adhesive polymer disposed on at least a portion of the outer surface of the stent, the adhesive is activated by exposure to an aqueous environment, the dissolvable adhesive polymer dissolves over time in an aqueous environment, the dissolvable adhesive polymer or the degradable adhesive polymer has a surface tack of about 2 psi to about 14 psi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Claude O. Clerc, Gerald Fredrickson, Mark Boden
  • Publication number: 20220072237
    Abstract: An agent delivery device comprises: one or more agent containers at a proximal end of the agent delivery device, wherein the one or more agent containers are configured to contain one or more fluids; an insertion section comprising a tube defining one or more lumens, the insertion section coupled to the agent containers such that the one or more fluids may flow from the agent containers to the one or more lumens and out of one or more outlets of the one or more lumens; and a distal impingement structure at the distal end of the insertion section, the distal impingement structure comprising an impingement surface arranged relative to one or more outlets to impinge the one or more fluids dispensed from the one or more outlets to cause mixing of the one or more fluids for application of the fluids at a treatment site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul SMITH, Gerald FREDRICKSON, Lauren LYDECKER, Narunn SUON
  • Publication number: 20220008231
    Abstract: A stent having an inner surface and an outer surface, at least a portion of the outer surface of the stent comprising a tacky biocompatible coating comprising a tacky polymer material and to methods of delivering and deploying a stent using a tacky biocompatible coating comprising a tacky polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Claude O. Clerc, Gerald Fredrickson, Jonathan Root
  • Publication number: 20210251890
    Abstract: Compositions and related kits and methods for treating a target site of a patient are described herein. The composition may include a hemostatic agent and a pH agent, for example. Methods of treatment include delivering and applying the hemostatic agent and the pH agent to a gastrointestinal system of a patient via a medical device to reduce bleeding of tissue in the gastrointestinal system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Jessica L. Grimsby, Lauren Lydecker, Gerald Fredrickson
  • Publication number: 20210236723
    Abstract: A medical device that comprises an enclosure defining a cavity for containing an agent, a lumen for receiving a pressurized fluid, a channel between the cavity and the lumen, and a barrier positioned in the channel and defining a space, wherein in a first position of the barrier, the space is in fluid communication with the cavity to receive the agent from the cavity, and wherein the barrier is configured to rotate from the first position to a second position in which the space is in fluid communication with the lumen to deliver the agent from the space to the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie A. LEHTINEN, Collin MURRAY, Gerald FREDRICKSON, Ra NAM, Daniel CONGDON, Joseph RAUSA, Andrew PIC, Tony SOUKALOPOULOS
  • Publication number: 20210228210
    Abstract: Methods for draining pseudocysts and stent delivery systems for use therein are disclosed. An illustrative system may include a catheter shaft having an inflatable balloon affixed to a distal end region thereof. A cutting electrode may be disposed at the distal end of the system and at least one heating electrode may be disposed within the inflatable balloon. A self expandable stent may be disposed about the inflatable balloon. The stent may be formed of a shape memory polymer. The inflation fluid may be heated within the balloon to facilitate expansion of the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: John F. Howard, Gerald Fredrickson, Kristin Regan, Gary A. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20210205548
    Abstract: A medical device that includes an enclosure for storing an agent, an agitator positioned adjacent to or within the enclosure and configured to oscillate relative to the enclosure, and an outlet having a first end in fluid communication with the enclosure and a second end in fluid communication with a channel of a delivery tube. Oscillation of the agitator causes the agent to move toward the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie LEHTINEN, Lauren LYDECKER, Andrew PIC, Gerald FREDRICKSON, Ra Nam
  • Publication number: 20210161690
    Abstract: Medical devices and method for manufacturing medical devices are discloses. An example medical device may include a medical device body formed from one or more multi-melting point polymeric filaments. Each of the filaments may include a polymeric blend comprising a first block polymer and a second polymer. The polymeric blend may have a first melting point and a second melting point less than the first melting point. The medical device body may be heat set at a temperature within 10° C. of the second melting point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: GERALD FREDRICKSON, MARK W. BODEN, EMMA BOUTCHER
  • Publication number: 20210145424
    Abstract: A medical system includes a propellant source containing a propellant fluid, containers containing a material, and a shaft having a plurality of lumens, each of the plurality of lumens having a first opening at a proximal end of the shaft and a second opening at a distal end of the shaft. The plurality of lumens are fluidly coupled to one or more of the propellant source and at least one of the plurality of containers, and a first lumen surrounds, is coaxial with, or is side-by-side with, at least one other lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald FREDRICKSON, Jennifer WHELEHAN, Matthew LAPLACA, Lauren LYDECKER
  • Patent number: 11000283
    Abstract: Methods for draining pseudocysts and stent delivery systems for use therein are disclosed. An illustrative system may include a catheter shaft having an inflatable balloon affixed to a distal end region thereof. A cutting electrode may be disposed at the distal end of the system and at least one heating electrode may be disposed within the inflatable balloon. A self expandable stent may be disposed about the inflatable balloon. The stent may be formed of a shape memory polymer. The inflation fluid may be heated within the balloon to facilitate expansion of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Howard, Gerald Fredrickson, Kristin Regan, Gary A. Jordan
  • Patent number: 10966848
    Abstract: Medical devices and method for manufacturing medical devices are discloses. An example medical device may include a medical device body formed from one or more multi-melting point polymeric filaments. Each of the filaments may include a polymeric blend comprising a first block polymer and a second polymer. The polymeric blend may have a first melting point and a second melting point less than the first melting point. The medical device body may be heat set at a temperature within 10° C. of the second melting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Gerald Fredrickson, Mark W. Boden, Emma Boutcher
  • Publication number: 20210052406
    Abstract: A stent delivery device is provided that includes an inner member defining a distal tip and a stent holding region, and an outer tubular member slidingly disposed over the inner member and configured to engage the distal tip. Seal members may be disposed on one or more of an outer surface of the inner member, the distal tip, and the outer tubular member. The seal members define a liquid-tight sealed chamber surrounding the stent holding region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: LAURA E. CHRISTAKIS, COLBY HARRIS, GERALD FREDRICKSON, RAMON LIBARNES
  • Publication number: 20210038204
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for obtaining a navigating to a targeted biopsy region are disclosed. An example device for navigating to a targeted biopsy region may include an elongate shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, an inflation lumen, and a vacuum lumen. An inflatable balloon may be positioned proximal to the distal end of the elongate shaft. The device may further include an ultrasound transducer positioned adjacent to the distal end of the elongate shaft and a power and control unit in electrical communication with the ultrasound transducer. A vacuum source may be in fluid communication with the vacuum lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: John A. HINGSTON, Daniel R. QUINN, Steven E. WALAK, Jason MORRELL, Michelle Pham TRAN, Pat S. PHONGSAVANH, Mahfuza AHMED, Paul SMITH, Michael M. BOREK, Gerald FREDRICKSON, Michael E. ZUPKOFSKA, Douglas C. SHEPARD, Gene T. STORBECK, Michael D. SINISI
  • Publication number: 20200384148
    Abstract: In various aspects, the present disclosure pertains to methods of treating or preventing bleeding at a tissue site comprising applying a chitosan powder composition to the tissue site. In various aspects, the present disclosure pertains to chitosan powder compositions for application to a tissue site, where the powder compositions comprise a chitosan salt, a crosslinked chitosan, a derivatized chitosan, or a combination thereof. In various aspects, the disclosure pertains to catheter assemblies, which are preloaded with a chitosan powder composition and which are configured to deliver the chitosan powder composition a tissue site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald FREDRICKSON, Amanda L. SMITH, Andrew PIC, Sophia GERVASIO, Lauren LYDECKER
  • Patent number: 10835401
    Abstract: A stent delivery device is provided that includes an inner member defining a distal tip and a stent holding region, and an outer tubular member slidingly disposed over the inner member and configured to engage the distal tip. Seal members may be disposed on one or more of an outer surface of the inner member, the distal tip, and the outer tubular member. The seal members define a liquid-tight sealed chamber surrounding the stent holding region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Laura E. Christakis, Colby Harris, Gerald Fredrickson, Ramon Libarnes
  • Patent number: 10786596
    Abstract: In various aspects, the present disclosure pertains to methods of treating or preventing bleeding at a tissue site comprising applying a chitosan powder composition to the tissue site. In various aspects, the present disclosure pertains to chitosan powder compositions for application to a tissue site, where the powder compositions comprise a chitosan salt, a crosslinked chitosan, a derivatized chitosan, or a combination thereof. In various aspects, the disclosure pertains to catheter assemblies, which are preloaded with a chitosan powder composition and which are configured to deliver the chitosan powder composition a tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Fredrickson, Amanda L. Smith, Andrew Pic, Sophia Gervasio, Lauren Lydecker
  • Publication number: 20200206001
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods, compositions, devices and kits which pertain to the attachment of stent-containing medical devices to tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Claude O. Clerc, Gerald Fredrickson, Jonathan Zoll