Patents by Inventor James Keogh

James Keogh 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: 20220323704
    Abstract: A user interface convertible between a nasal configuration and an oral configuration. The user interface has a nasal cannula and a mouthpiece. The nasal cannula has a body portion and at least one prong extending from the body portion, the prong being adapted to direct a flow of gas into a nare of a user's nose. The mouthpiece is adapted to engage the mouth of the patient and direct a flow of gas into a user's mouth. In the nasal configuration the prong of the nasal cannula is adapted to direct a flow of gases into a nare of the patient. In the oral configuration, the nasal cannula is engaged with the mouthpiece such that a gases flow is provided to at least the mouth of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Robert Barraclough, Matthew Jon Payton, Callum James Thomas Spence, Laurence Gulliver, Samantha Dale Oldfield, Dexter Chi Lun Cheung, Geraldine Frances Keogh, Milanjot Singh Assi, Alicia Jerram Hunter Evans, Craig Karl White
  • Publication number: 20220110741
    Abstract: A delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft defining an outer shaft lumen and an inner shaft translatable within the outer shaft lumen, the inner shaft defining a lumen extending through the inner shaft. An actuation mechanism extends through the lumen and includes a coupler, a force translation rod that extends proximally from the coupler and a plurality of push pull rods that extend distally from the coupler and that releasably couple to the implantable medical device. The force translation rod includes a transition in electromagnetic permeability. The delivery system includes an inductive coil disposed relative to the force translation rod and positioned to detect a change in inductance resulting from the transition in electromagnetic permeability passing through the inductive coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Kevin Robert Poppe, Stephen J. Burke, Daniel J. Foster, Peter James Keogh, Bradley S. Swehla, Christopher Jay Scheff, Laura Kathryn Irvine
  • Patent number: 11273037
    Abstract: A delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft and an inner shaft translatable within the outer shaft. An internally exposed coil is disposed within the inner shaft and is electrically coupled to an externally exposed coil that can be used to inductively transmit a current flowing through the internally exposed coil. An actuation member extends within the inner shaft and includes a coupler, a force translation rod that extends proximally from the coupler and a plurality of push pull rods that extend distally from the coupler and that releasably couple to the implantable medical device. As the force translation rod moves relative to the internally exposed coil, an impedance varies in accordance with relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Daniel J. Foster, Stephen J. Burke, Kevin Robert Poppe, Peter James Keogh, Christopher Jay Scheff, Bradley S. Swehla, Laura Kathryn Irvine
  • Patent number: 11246625
    Abstract: A drive assembly for use with a delivery catheter for delivering an implantable medical device includes a drive motor configured to be operably coupled to an inner shaft of the delivery catheter such that operation of the drive motor causes the inner shaft to translate relative to the outer shaft and a controller. The controller is configured to receive a position signal from a position sensor indicating a position of the implantable medical device relative to the outer shaft as well as a motor signal indicating a rotational position of an output shaft of the drive motor. The controller is configured to output a control signal instructing operation of the drive motor based upon the indicated rotational position of the output shaft of the drive motor and the indicated position of the implantable medical device relative to the outer shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Peter James Keogh, Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Stephen J. Burke
  • Patent number: 11191641
    Abstract: A delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft defining an outer shaft lumen and an inner shaft translatable within the outer shaft lumen, the inner shaft defining a lumen extending through the inner shaft. An actuation mechanism extends through the lumen and includes a coupler, a force translation rod that extends proximally from the coupler and a plurality of push pull rods that extend distally from the coupler and that releasably couple to the implantable medical device. The force translation rod includes a transition in electromagnetic permeability. The delivery system includes an inductive coil disposed relative to the force translation rod and positioned to detect a change in inductance resulting from the transition in electromagnetic permeability passing through the inductive coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Kevin Robert Poppe, Stephen J. Burke, Daniel J. Foster, Peter James Keogh, Bradley S. Swehla, Christopher Jay Scheff, Laura Kathryn Irvine
  • Publication number: 20200281719
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering a heart valve prosthesis includes a heart valve prosthesis and a delivery catheter. The heart valve prosthesis includes an anchoring member and an inner valve support, and further includes a radially collapsed configuration and a radially expanded configuration. The delivery catheter includes a handle, an outer shaft, an intermediate shaft, an inner shaft, and a distal tip component. The delivery catheter further includes a delivery configuration. In the delivery configuration, the outer shaft of the delivery catheter is configured to retain a first portion of the anchoring member, the intermediate shaft is configured to retain a first portion of the inner valve support, and the distal tip component is configured to retain a second end of the anchoring member and a second end of the inner valve support each in a radially compressed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: James Keogh, Joshua Dwork
  • Publication number: 20190329002
    Abstract: A system for delivering an implantable medical device includes a handle housing. An outer sheath is coupler secured to a proximal end of an outer sheath that is configured to cover at least a portion of the implantable medical device. An outer sheath drive assembly is operably coupled to the outer sheath coupler and is configured to translate the outer sheath relative to the handle housing. An actuation shaft coupler is secured to a proximal end of an activation shaft. An actuation shaft drive assembly is operably coupled to the actuation shaft coupler and is configured to cause the actuation shaft to translate relative to the handle housing and shift the implantable medical device from a first position and a second position in which the implantable medical device is radially expanded relative to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Christopher Jay Scheff, Bradley S. Swehla, Peter James Keogh, Stephen J. Burke, Michael J. Kane
  • Publication number: 20190224004
    Abstract: A delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft defining an outer shaft lumen and an inner shaft translatable within the outer shaft lumen, the inner shaft defining a lumen extending through the inner shaft. An actuation mechanism extends through the lumen and includes a coupler, a force translation rod that extends proximally from the coupler and a plurality of push pull rods that extend distally from the coupler and that releasably couple to the implantable medical device. The force translation rod includes a transition in electromagnetic permeability. The delivery system includes an inductive coil disposed relative to the force translation rod and positioned to detect a change in inductance resulting from the transition in electromagnetic permeability passing through the inductive coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Kevin Robert Poppe, Stephen J. Burke, Daniel J. Foster, Peter James Keogh, Bradley S. Swehla, Christopher Jay Scheff, Laura Kathryn Irvine
  • Publication number: 20190224010
    Abstract: A delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft and an inner shaft translatable within the outer shaft. An internally exposed coil is disposed within the inner shaft and is electrically coupled to an externally exposed coil that can be used to inductively transmit a current flowing through the internally exposed coil. An actuation member extends within the inner shaft and includes a coupler, a force translation rod that extends proximally from the coupler and a plurality of push pull rods that extend distally from the coupler and that releasably couple to the implantable medical device. As the force translation rod moves relative to the internally exposed coil, an impedance varies in accordance with relative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Daniel J. Foster, Stephen J. Burke, Kevin Robert Poppe, Peter James Keogh, Christopher Jay Scheff, Bradley S. Swehla, Laura Kathryn Irvine
  • Publication number: 20190223909
    Abstract: A drive assembly for use with a delivery catheter for delivering an implantable medical device includes a drive motor configured to be operably coupled to an inner shaft of the delivery catheter such that operation of the drive motor causes the inner shaft to translate relative to the outer shaft and a controller. The controller is configured to receive a position signal from a position sensor indicating a position of the implantable medical device relative to the outer shaft as well as a motor signal indicating a rotational position of an output shaft of the drive motor. The controller is configured to output a control signal instructing operation of the drive motor based upon the indicated rotational position of the output shaft of the drive motor and the indicated position of the implantable medical device relative to the outer shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Peter James Keogh, Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Stephen J. Burke
  • Patent number: 10105225
    Abstract: Systems and methods for approximating tissue segments, such as mitral valve leaflets, on a minimally invasive basis. The system includes first and second approximation devices each including a magnetic component and an attachment mechanism. Each device is connected to a target tissue segment by the corresponding attachment mechanism. Upon deployment at a target site, the tissue approximation devices are magnetically attracted to one another, approximating the tissue segments and maintaining the tissue segments in the approximated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Cynthia Clague, James Keogh, Ana Menk, Paul Rothstein
  • Publication number: 20160113762
    Abstract: Systems and methods for approximating tissue segments, such as mitral valve leaflets, on a minimally invasive basis. The system includes first and second approximation devices each including a magnetic component and an attachment mechanism. Each device is connected to a target tissue segment by the corresponding attachment mechanism. Upon deployment at a target site, the tissue approximation devices are magnetically attracted to one another, approximating the tissue segments and maintaining the tissue segments in the approximated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Cynthia Clague, James Keogh, Ana Menk, Paul Rothstein
  • Publication number: 20100280363
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices, instruments, systems, and methods to navigate medical instruments within the thoracic cavity. More specifically, the present invention provides a navigation system comprising medical instruments having electromagnetic tracking functionality and the integration of previously acquired imaging into a user interface of the navigation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James Skarda, Mark Stewart, James Keogh, David Francischelli, Kenneth C. Gardeski, Thomas A. Poss, Michael Neidert
  • Publication number: 20080044852
    Abstract: The present invention provides biological compositions and methods for making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Tessy Kanayinkal, Laura Yonce, Debra Mullins-Hirte, Trevor Huang, Rohit Cariappa, Kenneth Merte, James Keogh, Kevin McIntosh, Brian Steffens, Asha Nayak, Erick Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080039746
    Abstract: A device and method for ablating tissue is disclosed comprising the steps of acquiring an anatomical image of a patient, correlating the image to the patient, guiding an ablating member within the patient while tracking the position of the ablating member in the patient, positioning the ablating member in a desired position to ablate tissue, emitting ablating energy from the ablating member to form an ablated tissue area and removing the ablating member from the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James Hissong, Mark Stewart, David Francischelli, James Keogh, James Skarda, Hotaik Lee, Nadine Smith
  • Publication number: 20070276443
    Abstract: A method of performing a medical procedure is provided. The medical procedure includes stimulation of a patient's heart while stimulating a nerve of the patient in order to modulate the patient's inflammatory process. More particularly, the medical procedure includes pacing the ventricles of the patient's heart while stimulating the vagal nerve of the patient. Systems and devices for performing the medical procedure are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Lisa SHAFER, Steve LaPORTE, James KEOGH, Michael HILL, Matthew BONNER
  • Publication number: 20070208388
    Abstract: A method of performing a medical procedure, such as surgery, is provided. A nerve is stimulated in order to adjust the beating of the heart to a first condition, such as a stopped or slowed condition. The medical procedure is performed on the heart or another organ. The stimulation of the nerve is stopped in order to adjust the beating of the heart to a second condition, such as a beating condition. The heart itself may also be stimulated to a beating condition, such as by pacing. The stimulation of the nerve may be continued in order to allow the medical procedure to be continued. A sensor to sense a characteristic of a fluid or tissue, such as an impending contraction, may be also used during the medical procedure. Systems and devices for performing the medical procedure are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Scott Jahns, Michael Hill, James Keogh
  • Publication number: 20070208381
    Abstract: A method of performing a medical procedure, such as surgery, is provided. The spinal cord is stimulated in order to control at least one physiological function. The medical procedure is performed and stimulation of the spinal cord is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Hill, Scott Jahns, James Keogh
  • Publication number: 20070123854
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus employed in surgery involving making precise incisions in vessels of the body, particularly cardiac blood vessels in coronary revascularization procedures conducted on the stopped or beating heart are disclosed. Such incisions are created by applying an elongated electrosurgical cutting electrode to the outer surface of the vessel wall in substantially parallel alignment with the body vessel axis, the elongated electrosurgical cutting electrode having a predetermined cutting electrode length exceeding the cutting electrode width. RF energy is applied between the electrosurgical cutting electrode and the ground electrode at an energy level and for a duration sufficient to cut an elongated slit through the vessel wall where the elongated electrosurgical cutting electrode is applied to the surface of the vessel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Cynthia Clague, Philip Haarstad, Scott Jahns, James Keogh, Christopher Olig, Raymond Usher
  • Publication number: 20070118107
    Abstract: An ablation apparatus including a maneuvering mechanism, a conductive element attached to the apparatus, a sensor attached to the apparatus and an output device in communication with the sensor is provided. The sensor senses vibration during the ablation procedure and sends a signal to the output device to reduce power to the conductive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Inventors: David Francischelli, Scott Jahns, James Keogh