Patents by Inventor Jeffrey S. Lindquist

Jeffrey S. Lindquist 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: 10722300
    Abstract: A balloon for renal nerve modulation is disclosed. The balloon may include a polymer material forming a balloon wall having an outer surface and flexible circuits comprising a base selectively adhered to the exterior surface of the balloon wall. Adhesive is selectively applied to the outer surface of the balloon, to the flexible circuit or to both such that the adhesive is selectively deposited on the at least a portion of the at least two pads or on the at least a portion of the at least two pads and to a portion of the distal spline. The portion of the at least two pads or the portion of the at least two pads and a portion of the distal spline are adhered to the outer surface of the balloon and a remainder of the flexible circuit moves freely with respect to the outer surface of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Gupta, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Paul J. Miller, Cass A. Hanson, Daniel T. Quillin, Hong Cao, Kenneth R. Larson
  • Patent number: 10575855
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for forming the medical devices are disclosed in the present application. In one illustrative example an occlusion balloon comprises an outer balloon member, and an inner balloon member having an inner wall and an outer wall and extending through at least a portion of the outer balloon member. In at least some examples, when forces acting on the inner wall of the inner balloon member equal forces acting on the outer wall of the inner balloon member, the inner balloon member defines a lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Cass A. Hanson, Joseph M. Connolly, Katherine Routh, Jaydeep Y. Kokate, Gary J. Pederson, Derek C. Sutermeister, Michele C. Tessmer, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Robert N. Squire, Steven L. Kangas, David Raab, Joel Munsinger, Derek K. Larson, Martin R. Willard
  • Patent number: 10543039
    Abstract: A medical device for sympathetic nerve ablation includes a catheter shaft and an expandable member disposed on the catheter shaft. The balloon is configured to be able to shift between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration. The medical device includes an elongate electrode assembly constructed as a flexible circuit and a protective bumper member. The elongate electrode assembly may have an outer edge and may be disposed on an outer surface of the balloon. The protective bumper member may cover at least a portion of the outer edge of the elongate electrode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Joseph Zielinski, Mark S. Smith, Kevin Martin, Joel R. Munsinger
  • Patent number: 10543035
    Abstract: Methods and devices (e.g., for nerve modulation) may include at least one thermistor and a balloon having a balloon wall. In one or more embodiments, the medical device is configured and arranged to transfer heat to the medical device surroundings. In one or more embodiments, the at least one thermistor is a portion of a thermistor array disposed on the balloon wall, the thermistor array including a plurality of thermistors and operatively engaged with a source of electric current. In one or more embodiments, the device includes at least one flexible circuit mounted on the outer surface of the expandable balloon, the at least one flexible circuit including at least one temperature-sensing device that includes at least one thermistor, wherein at least a portion of a conductive layer is electronically coupled to the thermistor, with the proviso that no electrode is associated with the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek C. Sutermeister, Patrick A. Haverkost, Timothy A. Ostroot, Cass Alexander Hanson, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Joseph Alan Kronstedt, Jan Weber, James M. Anderson, Martin R. Willard
  • Patent number: 10433955
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a base and a plurality of polymeric leaflets. Each leaflet has a root portion coupled to the base, and each leaflet has an edge portion substantially opposite the root portion and movable relative to the root portion to coapt with a respective edge portion of at least one of the other leaflets of the plurality of leaflets. Each leaflet includes) at least two polymers along at least one portion of the leaflet, and each leaflet has a composition gradient of each of the at least two polymers along at least one portion of the leaflet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Edelman, Scott Fisher, Huisun Wang, Richard Charles Gunderson, Horng-Ban Lin, Jeffrey S. Lindquist
  • Patent number: 10342609
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include a medical device for tissue ablation. The medical device may include an elongated shaft having a distal region. An inflatable balloon may be mounted to the distal region. The inflatable balloon may include a body region, a proximal waist, a distal waist, a proximal cone region, and a distal cone region. A skirt may be attached to the inflatable balloon and may extend proximally from the body region. An electrode assembly may be applied directly to an outer surface of the body region of the inflatable balloon. The electrode assembly may include a first conductive member applied directly to the outer surface of the body region of the inflatable balloon and extending proximally therefrom along an outer surface of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Cass A. Hanson, Derek C. Sutermeister, Daniel T. Quillin, Hong Cao, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Adam J. Royer, Timothy A. Ostroot, James M. Anderson, Jan Weber, Robert N. Squire, Martin R. Willard, Patrick A. Haverkost, Daniel J. Horn
  • Publication number: 20180304054
    Abstract: A composite expandable medical balloon comprising a base balloon, the base balloon comprising a coextrusion, the coextrusion comprising an inner layer formed from an elastomeric polymer and an outer layer formed from a thermoplastic polymer a fiber braid disposed along the base balloon, the fiber braid comprising at least one polymeric fiber disposed over the base balloon, wherein the base balloon is designed to exhibit minimal delamination between the inner layer the outer layer of the base balloon, and methods of making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle Allen McCleary, Daniel James Horn, Jeffrey S. Lindquist
  • Publication number: 20180221086
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft. An expandable member may be coupled to the catheter shaft. The expandable member may be capable of shifting between a folded configuration and an expanded configuration. A plurality of flexible elements may be attached to the expandable member, with a plurality of electrode assemblies disposed on the flexible elements. The flexible elements may have a grooved substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: JEFFREY S. LINDQUIST, CASS A. HANSON, PATRICK A. HAVERKOST, DANIEL J. HORN, MARTIN R. WILLARD, DEREK C. SUTERMEISTER
  • Publication number: 20180161040
    Abstract: Composite expandable medical balloons and methods for forming composite expandable medical balloons are disclosed. An example composite expandable medical balloon may include a base balloon. A fiber braid may be disposed along the base balloon. The base balloon may have a first length prior to heat sterilization of the composite expandable medical balloon, and a second length after heat sterilization of the composite expandable medical balloon. The second length may be at least 95% of the first length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Daryl Lee Martin, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Daniel James Horn, Pieter Spitael
  • Patent number: 9962223
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft. An expandable member may be coupled to the catheter shaft. The expandable member may be capable of shifting between a folded configuration and an expanded configuration. A plurality of flexible elements may be attached to the expandable member, with a plurality of electrode assemblies disposed on the flexible elements. The flexible elements may have a grooved substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Cass A. Hanson, Patrick A. Haverkost, Daniel J. Horn, Martin R. Willard, Derek C. Sutermeister
  • Patent number: 9956321
    Abstract: A tubular parison for forming a medical device balloon. The parison is formed of a polymeric material, for instance a thermoplastic elastomer. The parison has an elongation at break which is not more than 80% of the elongation of the bulk polymeric material. The elongation of the parison is controlled by altering extrusion conditions. Balloons prepared from the parisons provide higher wall strength and/or higher inflation durability than balloons prepared from conventional parisons of the same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Lixiao Wang, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Pao Nao Lee, John Jianhua Chen, Douglas A. Devens
  • Patent number: 9956033
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a medical device for modulating nerves. The medical device may include an elongate shaft having a distal region. A balloon may be coupled to the distal region. An electrode may be disposed within the balloon. A virtual electrode may be defined on the balloon. The virtual electrode may include a conductive region having an edge and a peripheral region disposed at least partially along the edge of the conductive region. The peripheral region may be configured to dissipate forces, electrical current, or both accumulating along the edge of the conductive region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Squire, Adam J. Royer, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Daniel J. Horn
  • Publication number: 20180085499
    Abstract: A tubular parison for forming a medical device balloon. The parison is formed of a polymeric material, for instance a thermoplastic elastomer. The parison has an elongation at break which is not more than 80% of the elongation of the bulk polymeric material. The elongation of the parison is controlled by altering extrusion conditions. Balloons prepared from the parisons provide higher wall strength and/or higher inflation durability than balloons prepared from conventional parisons of the same material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Lixiao Wang, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Nao Pao Lee, John Jianhua Chen, Douglas A. Devens
  • Publication number: 20180049869
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a base and a plurality of polymeric leaflets. Each leaflet has a root portion coupled to the base, and each leaflet has an edge portion substantially opposite the root portion and movable relative to the root portion to coapt with a respective edge portion of at least one of the other leaflets of the plurality of leaflets. Each leaflet includes) at least two polymers along at least one portion of the leaflet, and each leaflet has a composition gradient of each of the at least two polymers along at least one portion of the leaflet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Peter G. Edelman, Scott Fisher, Huisun Wang, Richard Charles Gunderson, Horng-Ban Lin, Jeffrey S. Lindquist
  • Patent number: 9895194
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter and related methods of use or manufacture are disclosed. The catheter includes an outer tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end, and an inner tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end. An inflatable balloon have a proximal end waist coupled to the outer tubular member adjacent to the distal end thereof, and a distal end waist coupled to the inner tubular member adjacent to the distal end thereof. The balloon includes an interior surface, an exterior surface, and a lumen defined by the interior surface. The balloon further includes at least one section extending from the interior surface of the balloon to the exterior surface of the balloon. A transmitter is disposed about the inner tubular member. In addition to the above, the proximal end waist is coupled to the outer tubular member such that an inflation fluid exits the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Derek C. Sutermeister, Daniel T. Quillin, Cass A. Hanson, Adam J. Royer, Thomas P. Jancaric, Jeffrey S. Lindquist
  • Publication number: 20170354802
    Abstract: An expandable medical balloon, comprising a balloon, the balloon comprising a cone portion, a waist portion and a body portion and a fiber braid disposed along the cone portion, the waist portion and the body portion of the balloon, the fiber braid comprising a first fiber and a second fiber that is different than the first fiber, the first fiber comprising a polymer material having a first melting temperature and the second fiber is a non-melting fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Lee Krautkremer, Robert N. Squire, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Phillip John Poisson
  • Patent number: 9814572
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a base and a plurality of polymeric leaflets. Each leaflet has a root portion coupled to the base, and each leaflet has an edge portion substantially opposite the root portion and movable relative to the root portion to coapt with a respective edge portion of at least one of the other leaflets of the plurality of leaflets. Each leaflet includes) at least two polymers along at least one portion of the leaflet, and each leaflet has a composition gradient of each of the at least two polymers along at least one portion of the leaflet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Edelman, Horng-Ban Lin, Scott Fisher, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Huisun Wang, Richard C. Gunderson
  • Patent number: 9801981
    Abstract: A tubular parison for forming a medical device balloon. The parison is formed of a polymeric material, for instance a thermoplastic elastomer. The parison has an elongation at break which is not more than 80% of the elongation of the bulk polymeric material. The elongation of the parison is controlled by altering extrusion conditions. Balloons prepared from the parisons provide higher wall strength and/or higher inflation durability than balloons prepared from conventional parisons of the same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Lixiao Wang, John Jianhua Chen, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Nao Pao Lee, Douglas A. Devens
  • Publication number: 20170291014
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter. The catheter may include a catheter shaft and a balloon. The balloon may comprise a cone portion, a waist portion, and a body portion. A fiber braid may be disposed along the balloon. An inner surface of the waist portion may be thermally bonded to an outer surface of the catheter shaft and an inner surface of the fiber braid may be adhesively bonded to an outer surface of the waist portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Joseph Royer, Robert N. Squire, Daniel Lee Krautkremer, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Daniel James Horn, Katherine M. Prindle
  • Patent number: 9757177
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to an intravascular catheter for nerve modulation, comprising an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, a balloon having a lumen and a balloon wall, the balloon wall comprising RF permeable sections and non-electrically conductive sections, an electrode disposed within the balloon and extending distally to the furthest distal RF permeable section. The RF permeable sections may comprise a plurality of RF permeable windows, each window having a greater circumferential dimension than an axial dimension. The intravascular system is suited for modulation of renal nerves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Raj Subramaniam, Zaya Tun, Daniel J. Horn, Derek C. Sutermeister, James M. Anderson, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Kent D. Harrison