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).

  • Publication number: 20240115269
    Abstract: An implantable medical device such as but not limited to a left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) device includes an expandable frame that is movable between a collapsed configuration for delivery and an expanded configuration for deployment. The expandable frame may include a plurality of articulating members that are biased into the expanded configuration. The expandable frame may include a biasing member. The LAAC device includes a membrane or covering that spans across an end of the expandable frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jerry Wang, James M. Anderson, Joshua Mark Inouye
  • Publication number: 20240108353
    Abstract: A medical device system may include an occlusive implant including a central hub and a plurality of elongate members configured to shift between extended and radially expanded configurations. The central hub includes a plurality of conduits extending from a proximal end to a radially outward facing surface. The plurality of elongate members is configured to extend through the conduits in the radially expanded configuration. An implant remodeling tool may include an elongate sheath having at least one lumen, a plunger guide, and a plurality of plunger shafts extending from the at least one lumen through the plunger guide. The plunger guide is configured to direct the plunger shafts radially outward as the plunger shafts are advanced distally. The plunger shafts are configured to engage a medical implant and urge at least a portion of the implant radially outward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jerry Wang, James M. Anderson, Joshua Mark Inouye
  • Patent number: 11944314
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Mark Inouye, James M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20240091006
    Abstract: An implantable medical device is adapted to be implanted at an implantation site within the vasculature and is capable of being implanted at the implantation site within the vasculature at more than one position relative to the implantation site. This may include a relative axial position and/or a relative rotational position. The implantable medical device includes an expandable frame that is adapted to expand from a collapsed configuration for delivery to an expanded configuration for deployment, and one or more radiopaque markers disposed relative to the expandable frame such that fluoroscopic imaging of the implantable medical device during deployment provides an indication of a position of the implantable medical device relative to the implantation site. The implantable medical device may be a replacement cardiac valve such as a replacement aortic valve, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Kelsey Rae Cooper, Joshua Stephan Havel, Levi Joel Wolterstorff, Shilpika Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 11931068
    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: January 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    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: 11925356
    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: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    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: 20240074763
    Abstract: An implantable medical device such as but not limited to a left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) device includes an expandable frame that is movable between a collapsed configuration for delivery and an expanded configuration for deployment. The expandable frame may include a plurality of frame members that are biased into the expanded configuration. The expandable frame may include a biasing member. The LAAC device includes a membrane or covering that spans across an end of the expandable frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jerry Wang, Joshua Mark Inouye, James M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20240074857
    Abstract: An implant includes a pair of anchors and a pair of anchor housing assemblies, wherein an anchor housing assembly includes an anchoring component configured to translate the anchor proximally-distally through the anchor housing assembly and a cinch component configured to control a space between the pair of anchor housing assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Joshua M. Inouye, Graham Krumpelmann, John M. Edgell
  • Publication number: 20240050715
    Abstract: Example medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device includes an outer shaft and an inner shaft extending within the outer shaft. The medical device also includes a balloon including a distal waist coupled to a distal end of the inner shaft, a proximal waist coupled to a distal end of the outer shaft, an inner surface and a wall. The medical device also includes a first interior partition panel disposed within the balloon, wherein the first interior partition panel is coupled to both the outer surface of the inner shaft and an inner surface of the balloon and a second interior partition panel disposed within the balloon, wherein the second interior partition panel is coupled to both the outer surface of the inner shaft and an inner surface of the balloon. Further, the first interior partition panel is circumferentially spaced away from the second interior partition panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Gregory Yiu Wah Lee
  • Publication number: 20240050079
    Abstract: A delivery system for deploying a medical implant includes a delivery catheter with a lumen, an elongate shaft axially slidably within the lumen, a housing attached to the elongate shaft, and an actuation element disposed within the housing and configured to axially advance and retract the elongate shaft. The actuation element is in direct contact with the elongate shaft and rotation of the actuation element causes axial movement of the elongate shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JOSHUA MARK INOUYE, JAMES M. ANDERSON
  • Patent number: 11890018
    Abstract: An example medical device for occluding the left atrial appendage is disclosed. The 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 example medical device includes at least one fixation member having a first end and a second end coupled to the expandable member. The at least one fixation member is configured to move from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration in response to an expansion of the expandable member. Additionally, the example medical device includes a valve member extending at least partially into the inflation cavity and the expandable member is configured to expand and seal the opening of the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Uchenna Junior Agu, David John Onushko, Lloyd Radman, Jose A. Meregotte, John M. Edgell, David Raab, Joshua Mark Inouye
  • Patent number: 11844694
    Abstract: An implant includes a pair of anchors and a pair of anchor housing assemblies, wherein an anchor housing assembly includes an anchoring component configured to translate the anchor proximally-distally through the anchor housing assembly and a cinch component configured to control a space between the pair of anchor housing assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Joshua M. Inouye, Graham Krumpelmann, John M. Edgell
  • Publication number: 20230389908
    Abstract: A latch locking and release system having a control knob operably coupled with a latch system, and a tubular latch release mechanism. The cross-section of the tubular latch release mechanism is shiftable between a locking configuration and a release configuration. In the locking configuration, the control knob maintains latches in the latch system in an engaged configuration, and is blocked from moving to allow the latches to be disengaged. In the release configuration, the control knob may be moved to allow the latches to be disengaged. The latch release mechanism and control knob may have further features preventing inadvertent actuation of the latch locking and release system to allow the latch system to be disengaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Mark Inouye, Graham Krumpelmann, James M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20230363786
    Abstract: Example medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device includes an elongate shaft having a distal end region and a balloon coupled to the distal end region, the balloon including a wall, a distal waist, a proximal waist and body portion positioned between the distal waist and the proximal waist. The medical device also includes a first reinforced region positioned along the body portion, the first reinforced region including a first plurality of filaments and a second reinforced region positioned along the body portion, the second reinforced region including a second plurality of filaments. Further, the first reinforced region is circumferentially spaced from the second reinforced region such that the balloon wall extending between the first and the second reinforced regions is devoid of a filament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: JAMES M. ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20230346558
    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: July 10, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, John M. Edgell
  • Publication number: 20230338147
    Abstract: A low profile implant, system and method of deployment includes a plurality of anchors supported by a plurality of anchor housings. The anchor housings include one or more release mechanisms configured to affix the frame to the anchor housings during implant deployment, actuation and cinching, and to release the frame following cinching to enable the frame to be withdrawn from the treatment site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Graham Krumpelmann, Joshua M. Inouye, James M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20230270550
    Abstract: Anchoring assemblies that increase the surface area and/or amount of anchored tissue include a barb anchor, translatably disposed within the opening of an anchor housing, the barb anchor comprising a barb arm, the barb arm including a linear configuration wherein the barb arm is aligned with an axis of the opening and a deflected configuration wherein at least a portion the barb arm is deflected away from a central axis of the opening of the anchor housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Graham Krumpelmann, Mathew L. Gilk, Joshua M. Inouye, James M. Anderson, Timothy Hillukka, Kenny D. Bruner
  • Patent number: 11737876
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, John M. Edgell
  • Publication number: 20230255634
    Abstract: An implantable medical device includes an expandable frame that is moveable between a collapsed configuration for delivery and an expanded configuration for deployment. One or more proximally-facing fixation burrs are secured relative to the expandable frame. One or more distally-facing fixation burrs are secured relative to the expandable frame. The one or more proximally-facing fixation burrs and the one or more distally-facing fixation burrs together provide the implantable medical device with bi-directional stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Mark Inouye, James M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11723518
    Abstract: A direct visualization catheter includes a handle, a balloon, an elongate shaft, and a camera assembly. The elongate shaft has a proximal end and a distal end opposite the proximal end. The proximal end is coupled to the handle. The distal end is coupled to the balloon and defines a longitudinal axis. The camera assembly is coupled to the distal end of the elongate shaft and is disposed within the balloon. The camera assembly includes a camera and an adjustment mechanism for varying a configuration of the camera relative to the distal end of the elongate shaft between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration. The camera faces primarily in a radial direction in the delivery configuration and the camera faces primarily in an axial direction in the deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Adam D. Grovender, Eric M. Petersen, David Raab, Mark S. Smith, Cass A. Hanson, Timothy A. Ostroot