Patents by Inventor James R Mujwid

James R Mujwid 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: 20190298344
    Abstract: Various surgical introducer needle and anchor systems are provided. The systems can include an introducer needle and a tissue support implant or sling device. The implant device can include one or more anchoring devices. The introducer needle device can include a handle assembly and a needle assembly. The needle assembly can include a generally hollow needle, and a wire traversable therein. The wire can include a distal tip adapted to selectively retract or withdraw from the engaged anchoring device upon deployment of the anchor and/or implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: James R. Mujwid, Kory P. Hamel, James A. Alexander, John J. Buysman, John F. Otte, Jason W. Ogdahl
  • Patent number: 10398431
    Abstract: Various surgical introducer needle and anchor systems are provided. The systems can include an introducer needle and a tissue support implant or sling device. The implant device can include one or more anchoring devices. The introducer needle device can include a handle assembly and a needle assembly. The needle assembly can include a generally hollow needle, and a wire traversable therein. The wire can include a distal tip adapted to selectively retract or withdraw from the engaged anchoring device upon deployment of the anchor and/or implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Mujwid, Kory P. Hamel, James A. Alexander, John J. Buysman, John F. Otte, Jason W. Ogdahl
  • Publication number: 20190254801
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided and adapted to engage and pull (e.g., pull up) or reposition paraurethral support tissue, such as the perineal membrane. The perineal membrane intersects the urethra and vagina at the midurethra or distal location and can thus be stabilized or controlled in a manner that helps restore continence. As such, the implants can be utilized to eliminate the need for mesh or other supportive structures under the urethra that is common with other incontinence slings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Robert E. Lund, John J. Allen, James R. Mujwid, Kevin R. Arnal, Jessica E. Felton
  • Patent number: 10357284
    Abstract: Various surgical introducer needle and anchor systems are provided. The systems can include an introducer needle and a tissue support implant or sling device. The implant device can include one or more anchoring devices. The introducer needle device can include a handle assembly and a needle assembly. The needle assembly can include a generally hollow needle, and a wire traversable therein. The wire can include a distal tip adapted to selectively retract or withdraw from the engaged anchoring device upon deployment of the anchor and/or implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Mujwid, Kory P. Hamel, James A. Alexander, John J. Buysman, John F. Otte, Jason W. Ogdahl
  • Patent number: 10314570
    Abstract: Various surgical tissue anchor retention mechanisms, systems and methods are provided. The mechanisms, systems and methods can include a delivery tool or needle having a flex joint, a snap-fit, a cam and follower, a rotating tip, an expandable lock, a coil, an inverted collet, a tab, a buckling tube, an inflation element or like anchor retention or securement features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian P. Watschke, James R. Mujwid, James A. Alexander, Justin M. Crank
  • Patent number: 10314681
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided and adapted to engage and pull (e.g., pull up) or reposition paraurethral support tissue, such as the perineal membrane. The perineal membrane intersects the urethra and vagina at the midurethra or distal location and can thus be stabilized or controlled in a manner that helps restore continence. As such, the implants can be utilized to eliminate the need for mesh or other supportive structures under the urethra that is common with other incontinence slings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Lund, John J Allen, James R Mujwid, Kevin R Arnal, Jessica E Felton
  • Patent number: 10098721
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a trocar or needle system for use in inserting and deploying pelvic implants are provided. The needle device can include a solid or hollow shaft portion with a non-circular cross-section. A grip element can be provided to slide along a length of the needle shaft to further facilitate handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Allen, James R. Mujwid, Johannes N. Gaston
  • Patent number: 10076396
    Abstract: Described are devices, systems, and combinations useful for monitoring tension in an implant, which may be an implant useful to treat pelvic condition, the device, system, or combination including an implant and a tension indicator. Embodiment of tension indicators ca include one or more of a cursor, a reference, or both, to indicate a tension, the cursor or reference taking any useful form or structure, such as multiple color markings printed or otherwise included at a location of the tension indicator or implant. Colored markings can allow for quick and easy indication of a desired implant tension during deployment and positioning. The tension of the implant can be correlated to elongation of a segment of the implant (e.g., implant material) at which the tension indicator is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: James R. Mujwid
  • Patent number: 10039597
    Abstract: Described are surgical cutting tools and related methods, useful to sever tissue, optionally cauterizing the tissue; the cutting tool includes a frame that can be extended and retracted at the distal end of the cutting tool such that the frame supports a cutting element useful to cut tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Mujwid
  • Patent number: 10034735
    Abstract: Described are devices, systems, and combinations useful for monitoring tension in an implant, which may be an implant useful to treat a pelvic condition, the device, system, or combination including an implant and a tension indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica L. Roll, James R. Mujwid, John E. Titus, Mark S. Bouchier, Karl A. Jagger, Jessica E. Felton, Scott L. Sjoquist, Danielle E. Steffens, James A. Alexander, Randall P. Rowland
  • Publication number: 20180064520
    Abstract: Embodiments of elongate pelvic implants and methods for treating pelvic conditions, such as incontinence, are provided. The implants can include a tissue support portion, one or more extension portions and one or more anchors. The implant is constructed as a unitary sling implant. The implant can be constructed or formed in a generally elongate shape to provide a lattice support structure of repeated cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: James R. Mujwid, Jessica L. Roll, Karl A. Jagger, Robert C. Grant
  • Patent number: 9877819
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a trocar or needle system for use in inserting and deploying pelvic implants are provided. The needle device can include a solid or hollow shaft portion with a non-circular cross-section. A grip element can be provided to slide along a length of the needle shaft to further facilitate handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Allen, James R. Mujwid, Johannes N. Gaston
  • Patent number: 9848970
    Abstract: Embodiments of elongate pelvic implants and methods for treating pelvic conditions, such as incontinence, are provided. The implants can include a tissue support portion, one or more extension portions and one or more anchors. The implant is constructed as a unitary sling implant. The implant can be constructed or formed in a generally elongate shape to provide a lattice support structure of repeated cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Mujwid, Jessica L. Roll, Karl A. Jagger, Robert C. Grant
  • Patent number: 9827083
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided and adapted to engage and pull (e.g., pull up) or reposition urethral support tissue, such as the portion of the perineal membrane above or below the urethra. The perineal membrane intersects the urethra and vagina at the midurethra or distal location and can thus be stabilized or controlled in a manner that helps restore continence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Allen, James R. Mujwid, Kevin R. Arnal, Jessica E. Felton, David J. Sogard
  • Patent number: 9795468
    Abstract: Described are various embodiments of surgical procedures, systems, implants, devices, tools, and methods, useful for treating pelvic conditions in a male or female, the pelvic conditions including incontinence (various forms such as fecal incontinence, stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, etc.), vaginal prolapse (including various forms such as enterocele, cystocele, rectocele, apical or vault prolapse, uterine descent, etc.), and other conditions caused by muscle and ligament weakness, the devices and tools including devices and tools for anchoring an implant to supportive tissue and adjusting the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: James R. Mujwid, John E. Titus
  • Patent number: 9782245
    Abstract: Described are various embodiments of surgical procedures, systems, implants, devices, tools, and methods, useful for treating pelvic conditions in a male or female, the pelvic conditions including incontinence (various forms such as fecal incontinence, stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, etc.), vaginal prolapse (including various forms such as enterocele, cystocele, rectocele, apical or vault prolapse, uterine descent, etc.), and other conditions caused by muscle and ligament weakness, the devices and tools including devices and tools for anchoring an implant to supportive tissue and adjusting the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: James R. Mujwid, John E. Titus
  • Publication number: 20170165104
    Abstract: Contraceptive and/or sterilization methods and devices are disclosed which may improve the speed of tubal occlusion and mechanisms for anchoring for a contraceptive device. In accordance with some embodiments, improvements may be made to the delivery catheter to induce trauma and create faster tubal occlusion, improvements may be made to the occlusion device to prevent migration and induce trauma, and improvements may be made to the occlusion device to reduce the total volume of in-growth required compared to conventional expansive occlusion devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: John R. FRIGSTAD, William S. TREMULIS, James R. MUJWID, Betsy SWANN
  • Patent number: 9566419
    Abstract: An occlusion device is described and depicted for occluding a body lumen. The device can comprise an occluding body member and one or more protruding portions or members disposed on the body member such that the protruding portion is provided with spacing, or surface area, to allow for tissue in-growth. The device can also comprise an expandable plug. The expandable plug may be twisted or otherwise formed into a shape, e.g., helical, in its initial deployment configuration, and untwist upon deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: John R. Frigstad, James R. Mujwid, Karl A. Jagger, William S. Tremulis, Robert C. Grant
  • Patent number: 9517159
    Abstract: Contraceptive and/or sterilization methods and devices are disclosed which may improve the speed of tubal occlusion and mechanisms for anchoring for a contraceptive device. In accordance with some embodiments, improvements may be made to the delivery catheter to induce trauma and create faster tubal occlusion, improvements may be made to the occlusion device to prevent migration and induce trauma, and improvements may be made to the occlusion device to reduce the total volume of in-growth required compared to conventional expansive occlusion devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: John R. Frigstad, William S. Tremulis, James R. Mujwid, Betsy Swann
  • Patent number: D775729
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Astora Women's Health, LLC
    Inventors: James R. Mujwid, John F. Otte