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: 11382635
    Abstract: An example occlusive implant is disclosed. The example occlusive implant includes an expandable framework configured to shift between a first configuration and an expanded configuration and a fixation member disposed along the expandable framework. The fixation member includes a first engagement portion and an anchor portion. Further, the first engagement portion is designed to be secured to the expandable framework and the anchor portion extends away from an outer surface of the expandable framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Mark Inouye, David John Onushko, Dennis A. Peiffer, James M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11331104
    Abstract: An example system for detecting leakage around an occlusive implant disposed in the left atrial appendage includes an elongate shaft having a port disposed at a distal end region thereof and a first sensor disposed adjacent the elongate shaft. The elongate shaft is configured to be positioned adjacent the occlusive implant such that the first sensor is positioned on a first side of the occlusive implant and the port is positioned on a second side of the occlusive implant. Further, the first sensor is configured to measure a first parameter and the first parameter is utilized to determine a fluid leak between the occlusive implant and a tissue wall defining the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Mark Inouye, Alex Pflugfelder, Brian T. Berg, David John Onushko, James M. Anderson, Markus Petteri Lohi
  • Publication number: 20220096258
    Abstract: Improvements to devices and systems for delivering and/or deploying an implantable device. The device includes at least one latch extending from a flexible elongate member to engage with the implantable device, such as during delivery and/or deployment. The flexible elongate member includes a locking region on the exterior thereof and shaped and configured to be distinct from surrounding areas. The locking region may be engaged with one or more of the latch, a component (e.g., a control knob) of a control handle of the system, or a driver shaft/actuator extending along (e.g., over) the flexible elongate member to drive or actuate a component of the implantable device, such as to move, implant, adjust, etc. the implantable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventor: James M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20220079759
    Abstract: A patch for interposing between an implantable device and a treatment site, such as to inhibit migration (e.g., lateral shifting) of the implantable device with respect to the treatment site without interfering with contact of the implantable device with the treatment site, and/or to reduce (and preferably inhibit or prevent) damage to tissue at the treatment site and/or movement of the anchor element (used to anchor the implantable device) with respect to the treatment site. The patch may extend continuously around the perimeter of the device, or discontinuously as more than one patch. The patch may be delivered on the implantable device to the treatment site, or separately delivered and deployed before the implantable device is delivered and deployed, the implantable device being implanted over the patch and the treatment site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventor: James M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20220000488
    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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: 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: 11202671
    Abstract: A medical device for sympathetic nerve ablation may include a catheter shaft, an expandable member disposed on or coupled to the catheter shaft, and a plurality of elongate electrode assemblies each constructed as a flexible circuit having a plurality of layers. The expandable member may be configured to shift between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration. The plurality of electrode assemblies may be disposed on an outer surface of the expandable member. Each of the plurality of electrode assemblies may include enhanced tear resistance properties such as through the inclusion of a reinforcement structure with one or more of the layers of the electrode assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Cass A. Hanson, Derek C. Sutermeister, Timothy A. Ostroot, Robert N. Squire, James M. Anderson, Martin R. Willard, Patrick A. Haverkost, Jan Weber, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Daniel J. Horn
  • Patent number: 11191927
    Abstract: An example dilator is disclosed. The example dilator includes a hub and an elongate shaft having a distal end region, a proximal end region and a cross-sectional profile. Additionally, the proximal end region of the elongate shaft is coupled to the hub and the elongate shaft is configured to extend through at least a portion of a lumen of an expandable introducer sheath. Additionally, the cross-sectional profile of the elongate shaft includes at least one engagement portion and at least a portion of the expandable introducer sheath extends into the at least one engagement portion of the dilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Cathal Joseph McLaughlin, James M. Anderson, Roger W. McGowan, Gregory Dyer, Erik Joseph Haun, Shawn M. Wignall
  • Patent number: 11147700
    Abstract: Systems for the delivery of endoluminal devices are disclosed. An illustrative system may include a delivery sheath having an inner sheath and an outer sheath. The delivery sheath may be configured to restrain a stent in a compressed delivery configuration. The outer sheath may cover the entire length of the stent and the inner sheath may cover a portion of the length of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jan Weber, James M. Anderson, Timothy A. Ostroot, Derek C. Sutermeister, Cass A. Hanson
  • Patent number: 11129969
    Abstract: Loading tools for use with medical devices are disclosed. An example loading tool may be suitable for use with a drug-coated expandable medical device. The loading tool may include a tubular sleeve having a distal end region, a proximal end region, and a lumen extending therethrough. The distal end region may include a reduced distal tip designed to interact with a hemostasis valve having a resilient seal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary John Pederson, Jr., Katherine Stryker Brodeen Routh, Daniel J. Gregorich, Jordan Pollack, James M. Anderson, David Raab
  • Patent number: 11123079
    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: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    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
  • Publication number: 20210268715
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a 3D printer including a receiving surface for accepting the accumulation of material layers, and a gantry having a shaft and carriage that is translated along the shaft, and an extruder assembly that is articulated to rotate a printing plane, wherein the extruder assembly is attached to the carriage and the articulated extruder assembly is manipulated to rotate the printing plane away from parallel with the receiving surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Matthew J. Ireland
  • Patent number: 11076884
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer sheath includes a tubular member including an inner surface, an outer surface and a wall extending therebetween. The introducer further includes a plurality of spine members. The plurality of spine members are positioned radially inward of the outer surface of the tubular member. Further, each of the plurality of the spine members are positioned radially outward of the inner surface of the tubular member. Additionally, the tubular member is designed to shift from a first configuration to a second configuration and the wall has a first thickness in the first position and a second thickness in the second position, the second thickness smaller than the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Adam David Grovender, Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, Heather Hetteen, Uchenna Junior Agu
  • Publication number: 20210220133
    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: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Joshua M. Inouye, Graham Krumpelmann, John M. Edgell
  • Publication number: 20210220136
    Abstract: A low profile implant, system and method of deployment includes a frame comprising an elongate body having ends that overlap to form an annular configuration of the frame. A circumference of the frame may be modified by varying an extent of the overlap between the ends of the elongate body. The elongate structure may extend through a sleeve of a number of respective anchor housings of the implant along a first axis, and anchors may be deployed through bores in the anchor housings along a second axis to secure the anchor housings to tissue. The implant may be deployed about and anchored to a valve annulus, and the circumference of the frame, and associated anchored tissue, may be adjusted to reconfigure the valve annulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Graham Krumpelmann, Joshua M. Inouye, James M. Anderson, John M. Edgell
  • Patent number: 11033286
    Abstract: A catheter for recanalizing a blood vessel having an occlusion therein via a subintimal pathway. The catheter includes a catheter shaft having an inflatable balloon mounted to the distal end portion of the catheter shaft. A flexible tubular member extends from the catheter shaft and along an exterior of the inflatable balloon. Inflation of the inflatable balloon deflects the flexible tubular member into a deflected configuration away from a longitudinal axis of the catheter shaft to effect re-entry into the true lumen distal of the occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: James M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20210169491
    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 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: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: 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
  • Patent number: 11026719
    Abstract: An introducer sheath may include a tubular member comprising an inner layer and an outer layer coaxially disposed about a central longitudinal axis of the introducer sheath, the tubular member being configured to shift between an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration. The inner layer may be circumferentially discontinuous along at least a portion of its length. At least a first portion of the inner layer may be configured to move circumferentially relative to the outer layer when shifting between the unexpanded and expanded configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Richmon Thoreson, Adam David Grovender, Scott Solberg, David Raab, Benjamin Philip Gundale, Ross A. Olson, James M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20210161664
    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: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Graham Krumpelmann, Mathew L. Gilk, Joshua M. Inouye, James M. Anderson, Timothy Hillukka, Kenny D. Bruner
  • 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
  • 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