Patents by Inventor James M. Goddard

James M. Goddard 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: 10736724
    Abstract: An insertion device, includes an elongate member having a needle portion and a handle portion. The handle portion includes a visual indicator. The visual indicator is configured to indicate an orientation of the needle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Goddard
  • Publication number: 20200222163
    Abstract: The invention discloses an implant. The implant may include a first flap and a second flap. The first flap may further include a first portion, a second portion and a transition region. The first portion may be configured to be attached proximate a sacrum. The second portion may be configured to be attached to an anterior vaginal wall. The transition region lies between the first portion and the second portion. The second flap may be fabricated such that a portion of the second flap is configured to be attached to a posterior vaginal wall. The implant may be configured such that a value corresponding to a biomechanical parameter defining a biomechanical attribute of the portion of the first flap attaching to the anterior wall is different from a value of the biomechanical parameter defining the biomechanical attribute of the portion of the second flap attaching to the posterior wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, James M. Goddard, Michael S.H. Chu
  • Publication number: 20200222162
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a medical device includes an elongate member, a first arm extending from the elongate member, a second arm extending from the elongate member, the second arm being configured to move with respect to the first arm, and a needle coupled to the elongate member, the needle being configured to move with respect to the elongate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Aaron Kirkemo, James M. Goddard, Shane Siwinski, Ayan A. Bhandari
  • Patent number: 10639137
    Abstract: The invention discloses an implant. The implant may include a first flap and a second flap. The first flap may further include a first portion, a second portion and a transition region. The first portion may be configured to be attached proximate a sacrum. The second portion may be configured to be attached to an anterior vaginal wall. The transition region lies between the first portion and the second portion. The second flap may be fabricated such that a portion of the second flap is configured to be attached to a posterior vaginal wall. The implant may be configured such that a value corresponding to a biomechanical parameter defining a biomechanical attribute of the portion of the first flap attaching to the anterior wall is different from a value of the biomechanical parameter defining the biomechanical attribute of the portion of the second flap attaching to the posterior wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, James M. Goddard, Michael S. H. Chu
  • Patent number: 10603030
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a medical device includes a tissue anchor has a first portion and a second portion. The tissue anchor is configured to be placed within bodily tissue of a patient. The first portion of the tissue anchor includes an extension member configured to engage the bodily tissue to help retain the tissue anchor within the bodily tissue. The first portion has an inner surface and defines a cavity. The second portion of the tissue anchor has a helical ridge. The helical ridge is configured to engage the inner surface of the first portion of the tissue anchor to movably couple the second portion of the tissue anchor to the first portion of the tissue anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Ciulla, James M. Goddard
  • Patent number: 10543072
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a medical device includes an elongate member, a first arm extending from the elongate member, a second arm extending from the elongate member, the second arm being configured to move with respect to the first arm, and a needle coupled to the elongate member, the needle being configured to move with respect to the elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Aaron Kirkemo, James M. Goddard, Shane Siwinski, Ayan A. Bhandari
  • Patent number: 10502521
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a ball feed mechanism and associated method for use in a paintball loader. The ball feed mechanism includes a feeder which conveys or impels balls toward a feed neck, and a drive member which is concentric with the feeder. The feeder is coupled to the drive member. An electric motor is used to rotate the drive member which in turn causes the feeder to rotate. The feed mechanism includes sensors which detect the motion of the feeder and the drive member. A controller determines the position of the feeder relative to the drive member and actuates a motor when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: GI SPORTZ DIRECT LLC
    Inventors: James T. Christopher, Chris T. Goddard, David M. Banks
  • Patent number: 10492829
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a medical device may include a needle member, and a handle coupled to the needle member. The handle may define a track portion. The medical device may also include a pusher member having a sheath disposed around a portion of the needle member, and an extension member being movably coupled to the track portion of the handle such that the pusher member is configured to move from a first position to a second position during a surgical procedure. The pusher member may be removable from the handle. The sheath may define a slot, and the pusher member may be removable from the needle member through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Doreen S Rao, James M Goddard, Joshin Sahadevan, Gururaju Chikkaraju, Michael S. H. Chu, Kenneth W Adams
  • Publication number: 20190314128
    Abstract: The invention discloses an implant. The implant may include a first flap and a second flap. The first flap may further include a first portion, a second portion and a transition region. The first portion may be configured to be attached proximate a sacrum. The second portion may be configured to be attached to an anterior vaginal wall. The transition region lies between the first portion and the second portion. The second flap may be fabricated such that a portion of the second flap is configured to be attached to a posterior vaginal wall. The implant may be configured such that a value corresponding to a biomechanical parameter defining a biomechanical attribute of the portion of the first flap attaching to the anterior wall is different from a value of the biomechanical parameter defining the biomechanical attribute of the portion of the second flap attaching to the posterior wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, James M. Goddard, Michael S.H. Chu, Kenneth M. Flynn
  • Patent number: 10376351
    Abstract: The invention discloses an implant. The implant may include a first flap and a second flap. The first flap may further include a first portion, a second portion and a transition region. The first portion may be configured to be attached proximate a sacrum. The second portion may be configured to be attached to an anterior vaginal wall. The transition region lies between the first portion and the second portion. The second flap may be fabricated such that a portion of the second flap is configured to be attached to a posterior vaginal wall. The implant may be configured such that a value corresponding to a biomechanical parameter defining a biomechanical attribute of the portion of the first flap attaching to the anterior wall is different from a value of the biomechanical parameter defining the biomechanical attribute of the portion of the second flap attaching to the posterior wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, James M. Goddard, Michael S. H. Chu, Kenneth M. Flynn
  • Publication number: 20190008601
    Abstract: A device or scope device is disclosed. The device may comprise: a handle body extending along an axis between first end and a second end; an actuator at the first end of the handle body; a catheter at the second end of the handle body; and a processing unit communicable with a plurality of devices to: switch-in the actuator for control of one device of the plurality of devices; configure, with the actuator, a setting of the one device, control, with the actuator, the one device based on the setting, and switch-in the actuator for control of another one of the plurality of devices. Related devices and methods also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Adam P. NODIFF, Wen-Jui Ray CHIA, Michael O'BRIEN, Kimberly DeGRAAF, Chad SCHNEIDER, Jozef SLANDA, Christopher P. GAUVIN, James M. GODDARD, Brandon W. CRAFT, Timothy P. HARRAH
  • Publication number: 20180317743
    Abstract: A method for identifying material to be removed from a patient may use an imaging device, a display, a control unit, and an insertion device. The method may include obtaining a first set of image data from the imaging device, sending the first set of image data to the control unit from the imaging device, and analyzing the first set of image data based on at least one of a darkness, a contrast, or a saturation. The method may include generating a coded image identifying the material to be removed from the patient to be displayed on the display. The method may further include displaying the coded image on a first screen of the display, and indicating the material to be removed with the insertion device based on the displayed coded image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Chad Schneider, Brandon W. Craft, Kimberly Degraaf, Jozef Slanda, James M. Goddard, Christopher P. Gauvin
  • Patent number: 9962251
    Abstract: A medical device assembly includes an implant having a support portion, and an arm portion and a dilator. The medical device assembly further includes a first suture having a first portion coupled to the arm portion of the implant, and a second portion coupled to the dilator. In addition, the assembly includes a second suture having a first portion coupled to the arm portion of the implant, and a second portion coupled to the dilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Goddard, Jamie Li
  • Publication number: 20180103945
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a medical device includes a tissue anchor has a first portion and a second portion. The tissue anchor is configured to be placed within bodily tissue of a patient. The first portion of the tissue anchor includes an extension member configured to engage the bodily tissue to help retain the tissue anchor within the bodily tissue. The first portion has an inner surface and defines a cavity. The second portion of the tissue anchor has a helical ridge. The helical ridge is configured to engage the inner surface of the first portion of the tissue anchor to movably couple the second portion of the tissue anchor to the first portion of the tissue anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Ronald Ciulla, James M. Goddard
  • Patent number: 9918732
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to medical devices, and methods for making and using the medical devices. An exemplary medical device includes a first elongate member, a second elongate member, and a coupler. The coupler may be configured to removably couple the first elongate member to the second elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Flynn, Jamie Li, David L. Mason, James M. Goddard
  • Patent number: 9814555
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the invention discloses a medical device configured to be delivered and placed within a patient's body. The medical device includes an implant and a cover member. The implant is configured to be disposed within the patient's body. The implant includes a support member, a first arm member and a second arm member, an elongated first sleeve, and an elongated second sleeve. The support member includes a crescent shaped opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Mark W. Boden, John Wesley Sheets, Jr., James M. Goddard
  • Patent number: 9713518
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to implants and methods for making and using the implants. An exemplary implant includes a first elongate member and a second elongate member each having a first end portion and a second end portion. The first and second end portions of the first elongate member may be configured to be coupled to tissue of a patient proximate the vagina and sacrum, respectively. The first elongate member may define a first opening and a second opening, where the second elongate member may be configured to extend through the first opening and the second opening. The first end portion of the second elongate member may be coupled to tissue proximate the vagina of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Adams, David L. Mason, James M. Goddard
  • Publication number: 20170086882
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a medical device includes an elongate member, a first arm extending from the elongate member, a second arm extending from the elongate member, the second arm being configured to move with respect to the first arm, and a needle coupled to the elongate member, the needle being configured to move with respect to the elongate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Aaron Kirkemo, James M. Goddard, Shane Siwinski, Ayan A. Bhandari
  • Publication number: 20170027659
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a medical device includes a needle member and a handle member. The handle member is coupled to the needle member. The handle member has a substantially flat portion. The handle member defines a groove. The groove is disposed on the substantially flat portion of the handle member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: James M. Goddard, Kenneth W. Adams, Doreen Rao
  • Patent number: 9554886
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a medical assembly including an implant, a first sleeve, a second sleeve and an elongate member. The implant has a first portion, a second portion and a mid portion. The first portion of the implant is configured to be enclosed by the first sleeve and the second portion of the implant is configured to be enclosed by the second sleeve. The elongate member is configured to couple the implant with the first sleeve and the second sleeve and is configured to respectively extend from the first portion to the mid portion of the implant and past the mid portion such that the elongate member exits the implant through the mid portion and forms a loop near the mid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. H. Chu, Kenneth M. Flynn, Sharmad S. Joshi, James M. Goddard