Patents by Inventor Isaac Ostrovsky

Isaac Ostrovsky 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: 10314572
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a medical device includes a receiving arm configured to be coupled to at least a portion of an implant, and a clamping arm having a proximal end coupled to the receiving arm and having a track at a distal end of the clamping arm. The medical device also includes a sliding component including a needle and configured to slidably move along the track of the clamping arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Jozef Slanda, Michael S. H. Chu
  • Publication number: 20190104923
    Abstract: An articulating mechanism for use in a medical device, such as an endoscope or a catheter, includes a series of stacked links disposed adjacent to one another and movable with respect to each other. Each link includes a front face tapered to a pair of pivot points and a rear face defining a wedge shaped recess for receiving the pivot points of the adjacent link. Pull-wires provide tension and hold the staked links together while also allowing for controlled bending of the distal portion by movement of one or more of the pull-wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Jozef Slanda, Jeffrey Bean
  • Publication number: 20190021749
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to devices and methods for object retrieval in a body lumen. In some embodiments, disclosed herein is a retrieval device including a catheter; a strut shaft; a basket comprising a plurality of struts and a collapsible pouch; and an actuation mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: HOYA Corporation
    Inventors: Azadeh Khanicheh, Isaac Ostrovsky, Almir Velagic, Matthew Layton Poore
  • Publication number: 20190022353
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods for merging an endoscopic basket delivery catheter onto a fixed guidewire. In one implementation, a catheter may include a sheath having a saddle secured to a distal portion thereof. The sheath may constrain an endoscopic tool such as a basket therein, while the saddle may receive a portion of a guidewire. The saddle may include a slit extending along its longitudinal length. The slit may be widened by a working member of an adapter to allow passage of a locked guidewire into the guidewire lumen of the saddle. The catheter may be merged onto the guidewire via the slit and delivered to the desired treatment device without unlocking of the guidewire. Advantageously, access to at least one desired treatment site may be maintained with the guidewire during merging of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: HOYA Corporation
    Inventors: Azadeh KHANICHEH, Isaac OSTROVSKY, Almir VELAGIC, Michael BARENBOYM
  • Publication number: 20190022354
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to cannulating devices and methods for exchanging cannulating devices in an endoscopic procedure. In one implementation, an apparatus for endoscopic operations is described. The apparatus includes a cannulating device to be introduced through an internal lumen of an endoscope via a biopsy port. The cannulating device has an elongated body. The elongated body includes a guidewire lumen configured to receive a guidewire therein, and a slit extending over at least a portion of the length of the elongated body from a distal tip to a proximal position of the elongated body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: HOYA Corporation
    Inventors: Azadeh Khanicheh, Isaac Ostrovsky, Almir Velagic, Michael Barenboym
  • Publication number: 20190022359
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods for merging a balloon catheter onto a locked guidewire. In one implementation, a balloon catheter may include an inflatable balloon affixed thereto and a slit extending from a distal end of a guidewire lumen to a position proximal of the balloon. The slit may be widened by a working member of an adapter to allow passage of the locked guidewire into the guidewire lumen of the balloon catheter. The balloon catheter may be merged onto the guidewire via the slit and delivered to the desired treatment device without requiring the guidewire to be unlocked. Advantageously, access to at least one desired treatment site may be maintained with the guidewire during merging of the balloon catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: HOYA Corporation
    Inventors: Azadeh KHANICHEH, Isaac OSTROVSKY, Almir VELAGIC, Michael BARENBOYM
  • Patent number: 10130242
    Abstract: A steerable medical device is used to controllably introduce a guidewire or other medical instrument into a body of a patient and direct placement of the guidewire or other medical instrument in the body of the patient. The steerable medical device can include an elongated member, a steering mechanism, and an attachment member. The elongated member extends along a longitudinal axis and comprises a deflectable distal portion that is deflectable off of the longitudinal axis. The steering mechanism is adapted to control longitudinal and rotational movement of the elongated member and to control off-axis deflection of its deflectable portion. The attachment member is removably couplable to another medical device. The attachment member is moveably coupled to the steering mechanism and the elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Victor Shukhat, Jianmin Li, Jozef Slanda
  • Patent number: 10123682
    Abstract: An articulating mechanism for use in a medical device, such as an endoscope or a catheter, includes a series of stacked links disposed adjacent to one another and movable with respect to each other. Each link includes a front face tapered to a pair of pivot points and a rear face defining a wedge shaped recess for receiving the pivot points of the adjacent link. Pull-wires provide tension and hold the staked links together while also allowing for controlled bending of the distal portion by movement of one or more of the pull-wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Jozef Slanda, Jeffrey Bean
  • Publication number: 20180317745
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to systems and methods for device exchange in an endoscopic procedure. In one implementation, a system for device exchange in an endoscopic procedure includes an elongated device having a slit extending from a distal end to a proximal end of the elongated device, a main block, and an adapter. The main block is configured to be affixed to a port of an endoscope. The main block includes a main channel for receiving a guidewire and the elongated device. The adapter can be engaged with the main block and configured to merge the guidewire into the elongated device. The adapter includes a working channel for receiving the elongated device and a working member raising from an inner wall of the working channel. When the elongated device passes through the working channel, the working member wedges open a portion of the slit of the elongated device such that a portion of the guidewire merges into the elongated device through the opened portion of the slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: HOYA Corporation
    Inventors: Azadeh Khanicheh, Isaac Ostrovsky, Michael Barenboym, Almir Velagic
  • Publication number: 20180317896
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to apparatuses, devices, and methods for secure connections between tubular structures. In one implementation, a first tube constructed of nitinol may have windows formed on an end thereof. A second tube constructed of stainless steel tube may be inserted within the first tube, and the windows may be filled with adhesive or solder. The adhesive or solder may bond with the first tube, forming connection pins which secure the tubes together. In some embodiments, the connected tubes may form an endoscopic needle. The nitinol portion of the needle may be sufficiently flexible for positioning within the bending section of an endoscope without deformation. The stainless steel portion of the needle may render the needle significantly less expensive than prior needles constructed solely of nitinol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: HOYA Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher KADAMUS, Robb Morse GAVALIS, Azadeh KHANICHEH, Isaac OSTROVSKY, Hrishikesh Vishvas DEO, James S. PELLETIER
  • Patent number: 10039436
    Abstract: A hand-holdable steering mechanism is used as part of a medical device such as a catheter or an endoscope to allow movement of a steerable distal portion of the catheter or endoscope. The mechanism can include a housing, a first actuator, and a second actuator. The first actuator is configured to move the steerable portion along a first plane when the first actuator is moved between first and second positions. The second actuator is configured to move the steerable portion along a second plane different than the first plane when the second actuator is moved between first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Tah, Isaac Ostrovsky, Jozef Slanda
  • Patent number: 9878182
    Abstract: A device is for thermal treatment of tissue. The device includes (a) an elongated member extending from a proximal end to a distal end insertable to a target position within a body; (b) a housing coupled to the distal end of the elongated member sized and shaped for insertion to a target organ within a living body, the housing including an opening permitting fluid surrounding the housing to enter the housing, the housing further including first and second deflecting elements shaped to diffuse pulses of fluid directed thereagainst; and © a piezoelectric element mounted within the housing between the first and second deflecting elements. The piezoelectric element is oriented to generate pulses in liquid received within the housing toward the first and second deflecting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Victor Shukhat, Jamie Li
  • Patent number: 9788929
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to devices and methods that allow an operator to deliver a suture and an implant coupled to the suture into the body of a patient without the need for direct-vision of the operator. In one aspect, a medical device includes a receiving arm that releasably holds an implant or suture in place for capture and a clamping arm that includes a needle deployment mechanism for advancing a needle directly to the implant for capture and for retracting the needle with the implant attached to deliver the implant into the desired location. The receiving arm includes a cavity with inner walls that are angled to direct the needle through the opening after the advancing needle pierces and goes through tissue of the patient. The angled walls facilitate movement of the needle into a position within the cavity where the implant gets engaged with the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Isaac Ostrovsky
  • Patent number: 9763763
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a medical device can include an external arm having a receiving mechanism, and an internal arm coupled to the external arm such that the receiving mechanism of the external arm is movable with respect to the internal arm. The medical device can also include a sliding component including a needle configured to be coupled to a portion of an implant and configured to slidably move the needle toward the receiving mechanism of the external arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Jozef Slanda, Brent Palmisano
  • Publication number: 20170231473
    Abstract: An articulating mechanism for use in a medical device, such as an endoscope or a catheter, includes a series of stacked links disposed adjacent to one another and movable with respect to each other. Each link includes a front face tapered to a pair of pivot points and a rear face defining a wedge shaped recess for receiving the pivot points of the adjacent link. Pull-wires provide tension and hold the staked links together while also allowing for controlled bending of the distal portion by movement of one or more of the pull-wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Jozef Slanda, Jeffrey Bean
  • Patent number: 9675343
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a medical device includes an elongate member, a fixation device and a driving member. The elongate member defines a lumen and includes a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the elongate member has an opening. The fixation device is at least partially disposed within the elongate member and includes a tissue piercing portion at a distal end of the fixation device. The driving member is at least partially disposed within the elongate member and is configured to move the fixation device from a position within the lumen to a location outside of the lumen through the opening. The opening at the distal end of the elongate member is angled to insert the fixation device in a tissue of a patient at an angle to a plane of the tissue of the patient to fasten a bodily implant to the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Michael F Weiser, Timothy P Harrah, Ty Fairneny
  • Patent number: 9675821
    Abstract: A device for heating tissue, comprises a housing sized for insertion through a naturally occurring body orifice to a target location within a lumen and a heat generating element within the housing focusing thermal energy on a target area separated from an outside of the housing so that, when the housing is in the target location, the target area is within tissue surrounding the lumen at a predetermined depth from a lumenal wall in combination with a temperature sensing element sensing data corresponding to a temperature of tissue in the target area and a processor controlling the heat generating element in response to the data sensed by the sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Victor Shukhat, Alfred P. Intoccia, Jon T. McIntyre, Ty Fairneny
  • Patent number: 9668641
    Abstract: An articulating mechanism for use in a medical device, such as an endoscope or a catheter, includes a series of stacked links disposed adjacent to one another and movable with respect to each other. Each link includes a front face tapered to a pair of pivot points and a rear face defining a wedge shaped recess for receiving the pivot points of the adjacent link. Pull-wires provide tension and hold the staked links together while also allowing for controlled bending of the distal portion by movement of one or more of the pull-wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Jozef Slanda, Jeffrey Bean
  • Patent number: D828058
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Azadeh Khanicheh, Isaac Ostrovsky, Michael Barenboym, Hrishikesh Vishvas Deo
  • Patent number: D851242
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Azadeh Khanicheh, Isaac Ostrovsky, Michael Barenboym, Hrishikesh Vishvas Deo