Patents by Inventor James M. Anderson

James M. Anderson 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: 10953196
    Abstract: A hub assembly for connection to a medical device. The hub assembly may comprises an outer component having a proximal end, a distal end, and a cavity extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The hub assembly may further include an insert having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end positioned at least in part within the cavity of the outer component. The insert may have a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end thereof. The outer component may be formed from a first material and the insert may be formed from a second material different from the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: David Raab, Ajay Gupta, Mark S. Smith, James M. Anderson, Ken Fredrikson
  • Patent number: 10952741
    Abstract: An example medical device for occluding the left atrial appendage includes an expandable member having a first end region, a second end region and an inflation cavity. The medical device also includes a plurality of spine members coupled to the expandable member, the plurality of spine members spaced circumferentially around an outer surface of the expandable member. Additionally, the medical device includes a valve member extending at least partially into the inflation cavity, wherein the plurality of spine members are configured to position the medical device within an opening of the left atrial appendage and wherein the expandable member is configured to expand and seal the opening of the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, John M. Edgell, Jose A. Meregotte, Steven R. Larsen, David Raab, Peter John Hoffman, David John Onushko
  • Publication number: 20210015491
    Abstract: An implant for occluding a left atrial appendage may include an expandable framework configured to shift between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, wherein the expandable framework includes an attachment point configured to secure the expandable framework to a delivery device, and an occlusive element disposed on a proximal portion of the expandable framework, wherein the occlusive element covers the attachment point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JOSHUA MARK INOUYE, JAMES M. ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20210007846
    Abstract: An actuator sleeve includes resiliency features that may reduce chronic strain on valve annulus implants. The resiliency features may relate to one or more of a material, a manufacture, a dimension, and/or design attribute of the sleeve. In one aspect the resiliency features may allow deformation of the sleeve at frame interfaces to distribute forces to reduce the frame fatigue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua M. Inouye, James M. Anderson, John M. Edgell, Graham Krumpelmann
  • Publication number: 20210000600
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an implant delivery systems including at least one removable actuator to reshape a valve annulus are described. The systems may use the removable actuator to customize annular reshaping at a treatment site and withdraw the actuator from the treatment site following custom reshaping to provide a low profile annuloplasty implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua M. Inouye, James M. Anderson, Graham Krumpelmann
  • Publication number: 20200383783
    Abstract: A valve annulus repair system joins anchors at one or both of their proximal and distal ends to construct an implant to reshape the annulus. A removable frame may be used to position the anchors proximate to the annulus and to adjust the shape of the annulus. The frame may support the anchors during deployment of the system, release the anchors during construction of the implant, adjust the shape of the implant (and concomitantly the shape of the reconstructed valve) during an adjustment/cinching process, retain the adjusted shape of the valve annulus while relative anchor positions are secured, and release the anchors to enable the frame to be removed from the deployment site following implant construction. With such a system, a low-profile, flexile annular valve implant with reduced the risks of migration, fracture, embolism and thrombus may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, John M. Edgell
  • Patent number: 10856877
    Abstract: Described herein are delivery devices and systems for delivering a detachable medical device and various associated methods of using such devices and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Smith, James M. Anderson, David Raab
  • Patent number: 10835305
    Abstract: Systems for nerve and tissue modulation are disclosed. An example system may include an intravascular nerve modulation system including an elongated shaft having a proximal end region and a distal end region. The system may further include one or more ablation electrodes affixed to the distal end region of the elongated shaft. One or more ground pad electrodes may be provided and connected to a processor configured to modulate the impedance of each circuit completed between the ablation electrodes and the ground pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Derek C. Sutermeister, Joel R. Munsinger, Timothy A Ostroot, James M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200306500
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. The guide extension catheter may include a proximal member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a proximal diameter. The guide extension catheter may additionally include a collar member attached to the distal end of the proximal member, the collar member comprising a base portion and one or more ribs connected to the base portion and extending distally away from the base portion. In still some additional embodiments, the guide extension catheter may further include a distal sheath member attached to the collar member, the distal sheath member having a distal diameter larger than the proximal diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JEFFREY STEVEN FULLER, JAMES M. ANDERSON, JOHN E. USCHOLD
  • Patent number: 10751178
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes a tubular member including an inner layer and an outer layer, the inner layer having an inner surface, an outer surface and wall extending therebetween. The outer layer is disposed along the outer surface of the inner layer. The inner layer includes a plurality of longitudinal channels extending radially outward from the inner surface. Each channel of the plurality of channels has a circumferential width. Further, the tubular member is designed to shift from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration, wherein the width of each channel increases as the tubular member shifts from the unexpanded configuration to the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, James M. Anderson, Heather Hetteen, Adam David Grovender, Uchenna Junior Agu
  • Patent number: 10729460
    Abstract: An atherectomy device is disclosed herein. The atherectomy device includes a first drive shaft, a second drive shaft, a handle assembly, and a cutting member. The first drive shaft extends distally from the handle assembly and includes the cutting member mounted on a distal end region of the first drive shaft. The second drive shaft extends distally from the handle assembly to a distal end of the second drive shaft such that both the first and the second drive shafts are rotatable relative to the handle assembly, and the first drive shaft is rotatable independent of the second drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC
    Inventors: Jan Weber, James M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10716482
    Abstract: Catheter systems and methods for determining blood flow rates based on temperature measurements by thermodilution. The catheter may include a fluid lumen defined between inner and outer tubular members for delivering an indicator fluid, and a guidewire lumen defined by the inner tubular member. The catheter may include fluid infusion openings at the distal end region of the outer tubular member configured to permit the indicator fluid to exit the catheter from the fluid lumen, and a fluid hole located at the distal end region of the inner tubular member configured to permit the indicator fluid to pass from the fluid lumen into the guidewire lumen. A temperature sensor positioned on a guidewire may be positioned within the guidewire lumen to measure the temperature of the indicator fluid entering the guidewire lumen through the fluid hole. A blood flow rate may be calculated based on the measured temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HEXACATH
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Jan Weber, Steven J Koch, Timothy S. Girton, Nico H J Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
  • Patent number: 10682494
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. The guide extension catheter may include a proximal member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a proximal diameter. The guide extension catheter may additionally include a collar member attached to the distal end of the proximal member, the collar member comprising a base portion and one or more ribs connected to the base portion and extending distally away from the base portion. In still some additional embodiments, the guide extension catheter may further include a distal sheath member attached to the collar member, the distal sheath member having a distal diameter larger than the proximal diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Steven Fuller, James M. Anderson, John E. Uschold
  • Publication number: 20200178981
    Abstract: An implant for occluding a left atrial appendage may include an expandable framework configured to shift between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, an occlusive element disposed on the expandable framework, and a sealing member spaced apart proximally from the expandable framework by a gap distance. A system for occluding a left atrial appendage may further include a delivery sheath and a core wire releasably secured to the implant. A method for occluding a left atrial appendage may include advancing the implant to the left atrial appendage, deploying the expandable framework within the left atrial appendage, shifting the expandable framework into the expanded configuration within the left atrial appendage, and deploying the sealing member proximate an ostium of the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Brian Joseph Tischler, Joshua Mark Inouye, David John Onushko
  • Patent number: 10660703
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a renal nerve modulation device. The renal nerve modulation device may include an elongate shaft. A balloon may be coupled to the shaft. The balloon may have a hydrophilic electrode region. A sensor may be coupled to the balloon and may be disposed adjacent to the hydrophilic electrode region. An electrode may be coupled to the catheter shaft and may be disposed within the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Raed Rizq, Martin R. Willard, Daniel T. Quillin, James M. Anderson, Derek C. Sutermeister
  • Publication number: 20200146716
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes an inner liner including a lumen, a distal region and at least one folded portion extending along the distal region. The introducer also includes a reinforcing member having a length and including at least one spine extending along the length of the reinforcing member. The introducer also includes a sheath disposed along at least a portion of the introducer, wherein the sheath includes at least one perforation, wherein material adjacent to the at least one folded portion is removed from a distal portion of the introducer to form a tip region. The introducer also includes a tip member disposed along the tip region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mimi Trinh Fitterer, Takashi H. Ino, Randy S. Gamarra, Floriza Q. Escalona, Frederick J. Serrahsu, James M. Anderson, Adam D. Grovender
  • Publication number: 20200139090
    Abstract: Catheters with weeping balloons can be used for various medical purposes. For example, in some embodiments provided herein weeping balloons are used for catheter visualization devices. In some embodiments, weeping balloons are used to deliver therapeutic agents. Weeping balloons can include openings of a selected size and shape through which a fluid gradually flows or “weeps.” The design of the openings can affect performance characteristics such as, but not limited to, fluid flow rate, tear resistance, and mitigation of counter-flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC., MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: JAMES M. ANDERSON, DAVID RAAB, ADAM DAVID GROVENDER, ROGER W. MCGOWAN
  • Patent number: 10575853
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for accurately delivering embolic coils within a body lumen of a patient, as well as recapturing deployed embolic coils for removal or repositioning. In various embodiments, an embolic coil delivery system may include an elongate sheath with a lumen extending therethrough. An elongate shaft may be slidably disposed within the sheath. The shaft may comprise a split-distal end that defines an aperture. The split-distal end may be moveable between a contracted configuration and an expanded configuration. An embolic coil may include a proximal ball-tip that may be reversibly disposed within the aperture of the split-distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Derek C. Sutermeister, David Raab, Cass Alexander Hanson, Timothy A. Ostroot
  • Patent number: 10548631
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes an inner liner including a lumen, a distal region and at least one folded portion extending along the distal region. The introducer also includes a reinforcing member having a length and including at least one spine extending along the length of the reinforcing member. The introducer also includes a sheath disposed along at least a portion of the introducer, wherein the sheath includes at least one perforation, wherein material adjacent to the at least one folded portion is removed from a distal portion of the introducer to form a tip region. The introducer also includes a tip member disposed along the tip region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Mimi Trinh Fitterer, Takashi H. Ino, Randy S. Gamarra, Floriza Q. Escalona, Frederick J. Serrahsu, James M. Anderson, Adam D. Grovender
  • Patent number: 10548605
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present disclosure provides a delivery device for delivering a detachable medical implant that comprises an elongated delivery member and a first engagement portion. The first engagement portion comprises a first proximal-facing surface, a first distal-facing surface, and a first lumen that is configured to accommodate an activation wire, wherein at least 50% of a surface area of the first proximal-facing surface is angled away from a proximal end of the first engagement portion. In other aspects, the present disclosure provides a medical delivery system comprising: such a delivery device; an implantable device comprising a medical device portion and a second engagement portion, the second engagement portion comprising a second lumen configured to accommodate an activation wire, a second proximal-facing surface and a second distal-facing surface; and an activation wire. Other aspects pertain to methods of medical device delivery using such a medical delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, David Raab, Derek C. Sutermeister, Cass Alexander Hanson, Timothy A. Ostroot