Patents by Inventor James Lee Shippy, III

James Lee Shippy, III 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: 20190001054
    Abstract: An elastomeric pump having at least one sensor for sensing changes in elongation of a bladder of the pump is provided. Also provided is an infusion assembly including an elastomeric pump having a bladder, at least one sensor for sensing changes in elongation of the bladder, and an indicator for providing one or more outputs of the sensor. The sensor may be a flexible sensor positioned in contact with the bladder of the pump, or a dielectric material may be incorporated into the material the bladder is made from such that the dielectric elastomer material of the bladder forms the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Hsu, Steve S. Khalaj, Paul D. Jun, John A. Rotella, James Lee Shippy, III
  • Patent number: 10052461
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to medical devices and related methods. In some embodiments, the methods include applying a material to the balloon and then removing the material from one or more regions of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Holman, James Lee Shippy, III, Afsar Ali
  • Patent number: 8834912
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, medical devices are provided, which are adapted for implantation or insertion into a subject and which include at least one multilayer region that contains multiple charged layers of alternating charge. The multiple charged layers, in turn, include the following: (i) at least one charged block copolymer (e.g., a charged block copolymer that contains one or more polyelectrolyte blocks) and (ii) at least one charged therapeutic agent (e.g., a charged therapeutic agent that contains one or more polyelectrolyte blocks).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Liliana Atanasoska, Jan Weber, James Lee Shippy, III
  • Patent number: 8834560
    Abstract: Among other things, a bio-erodible implantable endoprosthesis comprises a member that includes (a) a core having a surface, and (b) a bio-erodible metal on a least a portion of the surface of the core, wherein the bio-erodible metal erodes more slowly than the core and includes openings through which physiological fluids can access the core upon implantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Liliana Atanasoska, James Lee Shippy, III, Torsten Scheuermann, Daniel J. Gregorich, Michael P. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20140207061
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to medical devices and related methods. In some embodiments, the methods include applying a material to the balloon and then removing the material from one or more regions of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Holman, James Lee Shippy, III, Afsar Ali
  • Patent number: 8771343
    Abstract: Medical devices, such as endoprostheses, and methods of making the devices are described. In some embodiments, a medical device includes a body of interconnected bands and connectors forming an elongated tubular structure having an inner luminal wall surface and an outer abluminal wall surface and defining a central lumen or passageway. The inner luminal wall surface and side wall surface of the bands and connectors forming transverse passageways through the elongated tubular structure can bear a coating of hydrophilic material and the outer abluminal wall surface of the tubular structure can bear a coating of hydrophobic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific SciMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Liliana Atanasoska, James Lee Shippy, III, Edward E. Parsonage
  • Patent number: 8728170
    Abstract: A bioerodible conductive tissue scaffold that can provide, e.g., improved tissue growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific SciMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Liliana Atanasoska, James Q. Feng, Jan Weber, James Lee Shippy, III
  • Publication number: 20140128991
    Abstract: A bioerodible conductive tissue scaffold that can provide, e.g., improved tissue growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Liliana Atanasoska, James Q. Feng, Jan Weber, James Lee Shippy, III
  • Patent number: 8690824
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to medical devices and related methods. In some embodiments, the methods include applying a material to the balloon and then removing the material from one or more regions of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Holman, James Lee Shippy, III, Afsar Ali
  • Patent number: 8417356
    Abstract: A biomimetic electrode material including a fibrous matrix including a conductive polymer and an ion conducting polymeric material is described. The biomimetic electrode material may be used in a number of body-implantable applications including cardiac and neuro-stimulation applications. The biomimetic electrode material can be formed using electrospinning and other related processes. The biomimetic electrode may facilitate efficient charge transport from ionically conductive tissue to the electronically conductive electrode, and may induce surrounding tissue to attach or interface directly to the implanted device, increasing the biocompatibility of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers Inc.
    Inventors: Jeannette C. Polkinghorne, Robert W. Warner, James Q. Feng, James Lee Shippy, III, Ljiljana Liliana Atanasoska
  • Patent number: 8277833
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, medical devices are provided which comprise a metallic region and a coating on all or part of the metallic region that comprises a multivalent acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Liliana Atanasoska, James Lee Shippy, III, Benjamin Arcand, Robert W. Warner
  • Patent number: 8275455
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect, the invention relates to medical devices which comprise at least one reservoir, a therapeutic-agent-containing region disposed within the reservoir and an electrode comprising a conductive polymer. The devices of the invention are configured such that a rate of release of the therapeutic agent from the reservoir changes upon a change in the oxidation state of the conductive polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lee Shippy, III, Jan Weber, Karl Jagger, Tracee Eidenschink, Liliana Atanasoska
  • Patent number: 8267992
    Abstract: A medical implant includes a bioerodible portion that includes a bioerodible polymer and a bioerodible metal. The bioerodible polymer matrix degrades under physiological conditions to form acidic degradation products. The bioerodible metal degrades under physiological conditions to form basic degradation products. The acidic degradation products and the basic degradation products buffer at least a portion of the medical implant. In one aspect, the bioerodible portion includes a bioerodible polymer matrix and a bioerodible metal within the bioerodible polymer matrix. In another aspect, the medical implant can include a body, a plurality of discrete deposits of the bioerodible polymer on the body, and a plurality of discrete deposits of the bioerodible metal on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Liliana Atanasoska, James Lee Shippy, III, Tom Holman, Michael S. Arney, Victor Schoenle, Frank Genovese, James Q. Feng, Aiden Flanagan, Jan Weber
  • Publication number: 20120197380
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to medical devices and related methods. In some embodiments, the methods include applying a material to the balloon and then removing the material from one or more regions of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Holman, James Lee Shippy, III, Afsar Ali
  • Patent number: 8153181
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to medical devices and related methods. In some embodiments, the methods include applying a material to the balloon and then removing the material from one or more regions of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Holman, James Lee Shippy, III, Afsar Ali
  • Publication number: 20110245905
    Abstract: Among other things, a bio-erodible implantable endoprosthesis comprises a member that includes (a) a core having a surface, and (b) a bio-erodible metal on a least a portion of the surface of the core, wherein the bio-erodible metal erodes more slowly than the core and includes openings through which physiological fluids can access the core upon implantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Liliana Atanasoska, James Lee Shippy, III, Torsten Scheuermann, Daniel J. Gregorich, Michael P. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20110238153
    Abstract: Endoprostheses include an endoprosthesis wall that includes a surface layer that includes a metallic material and that defines a plurality of discrete pores. A porous material is disposed in one or more pores of the surface layer. The endoprostheses can, for example, deliver a therapeutic agent, such as a drug, in a controlled manner over an extended period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Liliana Atanasoska, Angela Kostrewa, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Robert W. Warner, Lagiang Tran, James Lee Shippy, III, Edward E. Parsonage
  • Publication number: 20110196470
    Abstract: The stent placement dilation balloon assembly comprises a catheter having a distal end, a distal end portion, and a proximal end, a balloon mounted to, about, and around the distal end portion of the catheter. The assembly further includes an elastic sheath positioned about and around the balloon. The outer surface of the sheath includes a profile which encourages stent securement. A stent is mounted on the sleeve for placement in a vessel in a human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James Lee Shippy, III, Karl Jagger
  • Patent number: 7927362
    Abstract: The stent placement dilation balloon assembly comprises a catheter having a distal end, a distal end portion, and a proximal end, a balloon mounted to, about, and around the distal end portion of the catheter. The assembly further includes an elastic sheath positioned about and around the balloon. The outer surface of the sheath includes a profile which encourages stent securement. A stent is mounted on the sleeve for placement in a vessel in a human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lee Shippy, III, Karl Alan Jagger
  • Publication number: 20100222873
    Abstract: A medical implant includes a bioerodible portion that includes a bioerodible polymer and a bioerodible metal. The bioerodible polymer matrix degrades under physiological conditions to form acidic degradation products. The bioerodible metal degrades under physiological conditions to form basic degradation products. The acidic degradation products and the basic degradation products buffer at least a portion of the medical implant. In one aspect, the bioerodible portion includes a bioerodible polymer matrix and a bioerodible metal within the bioerodible polymer matrix. In another aspect, the medical implant can include a body, a plurality of discrete deposits of the bioerodible polymer on the body, and a plurality of discrete deposits of the bioerodible metal on the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Liliana Atanasoska, James Lee Shippy, III, Tom Holman, Michael S. Amey, Victor Schoenle, Frank Genovese, James Q. Feng, Aiden Flanagan, Jan Weber