Patents by Inventor James Weldon

James Weldon 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: 20220195149
    Abstract: Provided is an optically clear protective cover plate for Human Machine Interface (HMI) touch panel displays wherein the cover plate is formed from a cellulose ester composition comprising a cellulose ester having a low hydroxyl content with a total degree of substitution (DS) in the range from 2.85 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marcus David Shelby, Laura Bauerle Weaver, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Michael Gage Armstrong, Douglas Weldon Carico, James Collins Maine
  • Publication number: 20220095893
    Abstract: A medical device may include: a shaft configured to be inserted into a body lumen of a subject; a handle at a proximal end of the shaft, the handle including an adjustment mechanism configured to be transitioned from a first configuration, in which the shaft has a first stiffness, to a second configuration, in which the shaft has a second stiffness. The first stiffness may be different from the second stiffness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James WELDON, Scott E. BRECHBIEL
  • Publication number: 20220095899
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in its various aspects, is directed to expandable guide devices, implementation methods, and related systems. In one example, an expandable guide device is configured to receive an instrument through an instrument lumen of the device. Each of a plurality of expandable members are disposed circumferentially about a body of the device that defines the instrument lumen, and each expandable member is configured to be independently transitionable between an expanded configuration and an unexpanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Brittany Elizabeth Reed, Hannah Rebar, Judith Beaudoin Frontin, James Weldon, Michael Anthony Melito, Aram Lee, Max A. Berman, Paul Smith, Conor Reid, Jan Weber, Andrea Cahill, Tara Ann Jarobski, Tyler Cloyd, Nestor Allan Ibanez
  • Patent number: 11278319
    Abstract: Medical devices, assemblies and methods for guarding sharp tips of medical needles are disclosed herein. Some embodiments include an expandable device configured to be at least partially disposed within the needle lumen. The device may include an expandable distal portion that is designed to shift between a first configuration in which the expandable distal portion has an outer diameter that is the same as or less than the inner diameter of the needle lumen and a second configuration in which the expandable distal portion has an outer diameter that is greater than the inner diameter of the needle lumen. An elongated inner member may be used to shift the expandable distal portion from the first configuration to the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Colby Harris, Paul Smith, James Weldon
  • Publication number: 20210386276
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a clamp having a body defining a channel and a fixation member that is configured to move relative to the body from an unlocked position to a locked position. The medical device includes an actuator coupled to the fixation member and configured to move the fixation member from the unlocked position to the locked position. The fixation member extends at least partially into or radially outward from the channel in response to moving from the unlocked position to the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Balaji Aswatha NARAYANA, Aditya DHANOTIYA, Shrikant Vasant RAUT, James WELDON, Biten Kishore KATHRANI
  • Patent number: 11197354
    Abstract: A selective heating device comprises a chamber configured to contain a target to be at least partially heated, an active electromagnetic (EM) element to generate an electromagnetic field in the chamber and a passive EM element in the chamber. The passive EM element is capable of electromagnetically coupling to the active element. The active EM element and passive EM element are controllable to selectively heat a portion of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SPOT LABS, LLC
    Inventors: James Weldon Reed, Kareem Sameh Seddik
  • Publication number: 20210315445
    Abstract: A medical device may comprise a sheath configured to be inserted into a body lumen of a patient. A distal end of the sheath may include an elevator for changing an orientation of a medical device. A handle may include an actuator. The actuator may be operably connected to the elevator. Activation of the actuator may cause movement of the elevator. An engaging portion may, in at least one configuration of the handle, protrude from a surface of a handle body toward the actuator. A force exerted by the user on at least one of the actuator or the engaging portion may cause the handle to transition between (a) a first configuration in which the engaging portion interacts with the actuator to inhibit movement of the actuator relative to the engaging portion and (b) a second configuration in which the actuator is movable relative to the engaging portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan WILDER, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, James WELDON, Bridget STANFORD
  • Publication number: 20210212556
    Abstract: Medical devices and related methods are described. The medical device may include a shaft, a handle housing a proximal portion of the shaft, and a lock having a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration of the lock, the shaft may be rotatable about a longitudinal axis of the shaft relative to the handle, and, in the second configuration of the lock, the shaft may be stationary relative to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Man Minh NGUYEN, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, Evan WILDER, James WELDON, Sean POWELL
  • Publication number: 20210169352
    Abstract: A system may include an expandable member, and a plurality of sensors disposed on an outer surface of the expandable member and circumferentially spaced apart from one another, wherein each of the plurality of sensors includes a first emitter configured to emit light of a first wavelength, and a detector configured to detect light, and a controller coupled to the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Wilfred DUVAL, Michael Y. KO, James WELDON, Namita M. KALLUR
  • Publication number: 20210100528
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to a flexible elongate member (e.g., endoscopic accessory tool) positionable into and/or through selected anatomies, such as by generating images to position components of a flexible elongate member or to localize anatomic features, for instance. Some embodiments are directed to generating images with a plurality of imaging techniques to localize anatomic features and/or components of a flexible elongate member for one or more of inspection, orientation, and/or facilitating access to body passageways or lumens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Peter L. Dayton, Barry Weitzner, Megan Chrobak, Thomas Jones, Mark W. Boden, James Weldon, Elizabeth M. Albrecht, George Wilfred Duval
  • Patent number: 10959627
    Abstract: A system may include an expandable member, and a plurality of sensors disposed on an outer surface of the expandable member and circumferentially spaced apart from one another, wherein each of the plurality of sensors includes a first emitter configured to emit light of a first wavelength, and a detector configured to detect light, and a controller coupled to the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: George Wilfred Duval, Michael Y. Ko, James Weldon, Namita M. Kallur
  • Publication number: 20210015348
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a device may include a shaft having a distal end and a lumen, the lumen terminating in a distally-facing opening. An instrument may be inserted through the shaft and may extend through the lumen and out of opening. The device may further include an elevator for engaging the instrument. The elevator may include an actuator extending through at least a portion of the shaft; and a body may be coupled to the actuator. A portion of the body may be configured to extend within the lumen and to apply a force to the instrument and move the instrument into contact with a surface of the lumen when the actuator is moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan WILDER, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, James WELDON
  • Patent number: 10786256
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a medical device for deploying a ligation band may include a tubular body. The tubular body may include a proximal end, a distal end, a radially inner surface defining a lumen through the tubular body, and a radially outer surface. The radially outer surface may include protrusions arranged in rows extending at least partially around a proximal region of the radially outer surface. Protrusions in adjacent rows may be separated by a first distance. Surface features may extend at least partially around a distal region of the radially outer surface. Adjacent surface features may be separated by a second distance larger than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Andrew Schaubhut, Oscar R. Carrillo, Jr., John B. Golden, Brad M. Isaacson, Michael D. Amos, Norman C. May, Dengzhu Yan, James Weldon, Daniel Congdon
  • Publication number: 20200297190
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a medical device may be configured for use with an endoscope and may include a tool. The tool may include an actuator, at least one extension at a distal portion of the actuator, and a distal end. The at least one extension may extend radially outward from the actuator and may have an edge configured to fragment debris within a body. The medical device may also include a cap configured for coupling to a distal end of the endoscope, and the cap may include a body defining an opening and a cavity. The opening may be configured to align with optics of the endoscope, and the at least one extension may be positioned within the cavity of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James WELDON, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, Evan WILDER
  • Publication number: 20200221931
    Abstract: A system includes a member having a lumen; and a stabilizer positioned at a distal end of the lumen, wherein: the stabilizer includes at least two radially-inward projections circumferentially spaced apart from one another at the distal end of the lumen; the at least two radially-inward projections defining an opening at the distal end of the lumen; and a cross-sectional area of the opening is less than a cross-sectional area of the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Wilder, Scott E. Brechbiel, James Weldon
  • Publication number: 20200015852
    Abstract: Medical devices, assemblies and methods for guarding sharp tips of medical needles are disclosed herein. Some embodiments include an expandable device configured to be at least partially disposed within the needle lumen. The device may include an expandable distal portion that is designed to shift between a first configuration in which the expandable distal portion has an outer diameter that is the same as or less than the inner diameter of the needle lumen and a second configuration in which the expandable distal portion has an outer diameter that is greater than the inner diameter of the needle lumen. An elongated inner member may be used to shift the expandable distal portion from the first configuration to the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: COLBY HARRIS, PAUL SMITH, JAMES WELDON
  • Publication number: 20190029690
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a medical device for deploying a ligation band may include a tubular body. The tubular body may include a proximal end, a distal end, a radially inner surface defining a lumen through the tubular body, and a radially outer surface. The radially outer surface may include protrusions arranged in rows extending at least partially around a proximal region of the radially outer surface. Protrusions in adjacent rows may be separated by a first distance. Surface features may extend at least partially around a distal region of the radially outer surface. Adjacent surface features may be separated by a second distance larger than the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Paul SMITH, Andrew Schaubhut, Oscar R. Carrillo, JR., John B. Golden, Brad M. Isaacson, Michael D. Amos, Norman C. May, Dengzhu Yan, James Weldon, Daniel Congdon
  • Publication number: 20180360327
    Abstract: A system may include an expandable member, and a plurality of sensors disposed on an outer surface of the expandable member and circumferentially spaced apart from one another, wherein each of the plurality of sensors includes a first emitter configured to emit light of a first wavelength, and a detector configured to detect light, and a controller coupled to the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Wilfred DUVAL, Michael Y. KO, James WELDON, Namita M. KALLUR
  • Patent number: 10105143
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a medical device for deploying a ligation band may include a tubular body. The tubular body may include a proximal end, a distal end, a radially inner surface defining a lumen through the tubular body, and a radially outer surface. The radially outer surface may include protrusions arranged in rows extending at least partially around a proximal region of the radially outer surface. Protrusions in adjacent rows may be separated by a first distance. Surface features may extend at least partially around a distal region of the radially outer surface. Adjacent surface features may be separated by a second distance larger than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Andrew Schaubhut, Oscar R. Carrillo, Jr., John B. Golden, Brad M. Isaacson, Michael D. Amos, Norman C. May, Dengzhu Yan, James Weldon, Daniel Congdon
  • Patent number: 10092278
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include an endoscope including multiple lumens for tissue acquisition and removal and related methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Anthony Headley, Jr., Robert B. DeVries, Kenneth Blair, James Weldon, Adam Cohen