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).

  • Publication number: 20160120557
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a medical device. Systems and methods are provided for removing particles, stone fragments and/or stone dust from a patient. The medical device described herein may work by positioning within the kidney, a catheter to flush stone dust. The catheter may include a dual lumen tube which provides fluid through one lumen to irrigate a target area and provides suction through a second lumen to carry out the irrigation fluid along with stone dust. This stone dust may be the result of a previously performed stone dusting. The irrigation fluid may be introduced with a pulsed flow. The pulsed flow irrigation may facilitate the removal of small stone fragments. The suction may be applied by a vacuum at to evacuate the target area at a flow rate balanced with the flow rate of the introduction of the irrigation fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. GODDARD, Ronald CIULLA
  • Publication number: 20160074146
    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: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventor: James M. Goddard
  • Publication number: 20160038179
    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: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Doreen S. Rao, James M. Goddard, Joshin Sahadevan, Gururaju Chikkaraju, Michael S.H. Chu, Kenneth W. Adams
  • Publication number: 20150157438
    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: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Adams, David L. Mason, James M. Goddard
  • Publication number: 20150157440
    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: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Flynn, Jamie Li, David L. Mason, James M. Goddard
  • Publication number: 20150112127
    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: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: James M. Goddard, Jamie Li
  • Publication number: 20140275754
    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 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, James M. Goddard, Michael S.H. Chu, Kenneth M. Flynn
  • Publication number: 20140275753
    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: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Mark W. Boden, John Wesley Sheets, JR., James M. Goddard
  • Publication number: 20140275755
    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 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, James M. Goddard, Michael S.H. Chu
  • Publication number: 20140257026
    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: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Ciulla, James M. Goddard
  • Publication number: 20130282034
    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: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. H. Chu, Kenneth M. Flynn, Sharmad S. Joshi, James M. Goddard
  • Patent number: 7025923
    Abstract: A thin-walled polymeric component that may have a selected complex shape, and a method of forming the component. The method includes heating a portion of a polymeric film to a selected malleable temperature, and forming a protrusion in the heated portion while it is malleable. The protrusion defines a protrusion having a first shape. The method also includes positioning a forming tool in the protrusion's interior and drawing a partial vacuum from within the protrusion so as to exert a force on the protrusion and move the protrusion's sidewalls inwardly into engagement with the forming tool. As the partial vacuum is drawn, the protrusion moves to a second shape that may be different than the first shape and that closely conforms to the selected shape of the forming tool. The protrusion is cooled below the malleable temperature and the forming tool is then removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Vision Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Paul Harhen, James M. Goddard
  • Patent number: 6579582
    Abstract: A thin-walled polymeric component that may have a selected complex shape, and a method of forming the component. The method includes heating a portion of a polymeric film to a selected malleable temperature, and forming a protrusion in the heated portion while it is malleable. The protrusion defines a protrusion having a first shape. The method also includes positioning a forming tool in the protrusion's interior and drawing a partial vacuum from within the protrusion so as to exert a force on the protrusion and move the protrusion's sidewalls inwardly into engagement with the forming tool. As the partial vacuum is drawn, the protrusion moves to a second shape that may be different than the first shape and that closely conforms to the selected shape of the forming tool. The protrusion is cooled below the malleable temperature and the forming tool is then removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Vision Sciences Inc.
    Inventors: E. Paul Harhen, James M. Goddard
  • Publication number: 20030008083
    Abstract: A thin-walled polymeric component that may have a selected complex shape, and a method of forming the component. The method includes heating a portion of a polymeric film to a selected malleable temperature, and forming a protrusion in the heated portion while it is malleable. The protrusion defines a protrusion having a first shape. The method also includes positioning a forming tool in the protrusion's interior and drawing a partial vacuum from within the protrusion so as to exert a force on the protrusion and move the protrusion's sidewalls inwardly into engagement with the forming tool. As the partial vacuum is drawn, the protrusion moves to a second shape that may be different than the first shape and that closely conforms to the selected shape of the forming tool. The protrusion is cooled below the malleable temperature and the forming tool is then removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: E. Paul Harhen, James M. Goddard