Patents by Inventor Joel M. WasDyke

Joel M. WasDyke 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: 20190365412
    Abstract: A rotational atherectomy device advanceable over a guidewire. The rotational atherectomy device includes a drive shaft rotatably extending through an outer tubular member to rotate a cutting member positioned at a distal end thereof. The rotational atherectomy device further includes an insert positioned within the cutting member for frictional contact with the guidewire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel M. WasDyke, Tate Augustin
  • Publication number: 20190343551
    Abstract: An atherectomy system may include an atherectomy apparatus including a drive housing, a catheter shaft extending distally from the drive housing, and a rotatable drive shaft extending within the catheter shaft and operably coupled to the drive housing, the rotatable drive shaft having a guidewire lumen configured to receive a guidewire; and a guidewire management device including: a frame including at least one frame rail extending longitudinally; a movable tray slidably coupled to the at least one frame rail; and a guidewire locking element fixed to the frame. The drive housing may be releasably secured to the movable tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JOEL M. WASDYKE, JASON T. ANDERSON, PATRICK A. HAVERKOST, JOEL N. GROFF
  • Publication number: 20190307992
    Abstract: A cutting balloon catheter including a balloon mounted on a distal portion of a catheter shaft. An expandable frame may be disposed over the balloon. The expandable frame may include a plurality of struts extending from a proximal end region to a distal end region. One or more cutting members may be secured to the expandable frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: PATRICK A. HAVERKOST, JOEL N. GROFF, JOEL M. WASDYKE
  • Patent number: 10405879
    Abstract: A rotational atherectomy device advanceable over a guidewire. The rotational atherectomy device includes a drive shaft rotatably extending through an outer tubular member to rotate a cutting member positioned at a distal end thereof. The rotational atherectomy device further includes an insert positioned within the cutting member for frictional contact with the guidewire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joel M. WasDyke, Tate Augustin
  • Patent number: 10405878
    Abstract: A rotational atherectomy device including a drive shaft rotatably extending through an outer tubular member to rotate a cutting member positioned at a distal end thereof. The rotational atherectomy device further includes an elongate penetrator extendable distal of the cutting member a predetermined maximum distance and configured to stabilize the cutting member as the cutting member engages an occlusion to control the trajectory and advancement of the cutting member through the occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joel M. Wasdyke, Sanjeev Kulkarni, Tate Augustin, Joel R. Brey
  • Publication number: 20190029703
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to assemblies, devices and systems for shockwave generation and to methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Joel M. Wasdyke, Daniel James Horn, Aaron Lomicka
  • Patent number: 10124148
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. The guide extension catheter may include a proximal shaft having a first outer diameter. A distal sheath may be attached to the proximal shaft and may have a second outer diameter greater than the first outer diameter. A trackable tip member may be attached to the distal sheath and extending distally therefrom. The trackable tip member may define a guidewire lumen therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Wayne Falk, Joel M. Wasdyke, Huisun Wang
  • Patent number: 10124147
    Abstract: Guide extension catheters and methods of manufacturing and using guide extension catheters are disclosed. An example guide extension catheter may include a distal sheath having a proximal opening, a distal opening, and a central lumen extending therebetween. The guide extension catheter may also include a proximal shaft having an outer diameter smaller than an outer diameter of the distal sheath, the proximal shaft including a distal opening. The guide extension catheter may also include a coupling member for securing the distal sheath to the proximal shaft. The coupling member may include a distal portion attached to the distal sheath and a proximal portion disposed within the distal opening of the proximal shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Joel M. Wasdyke, Huisun Wang
  • Publication number: 20180318551
    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 an elongate shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending at least partially between the proximal end and the distal end. The shaft may include an inner layer, a reinforcing member, and an outer layer. The outer layer may include a first section positioned adjacent to the proximal end, a second section disposed distally of the first section, a third section positioned distally of the second section, and a fourth section positioned distally of the third section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JOEL M. WASDYKE, SIMRANJEET BHAGAT
  • Publication number: 20180200040
    Abstract: An embolic protection system may include a guidewire having a length, at least a portion of the guidewire having a non-circular cross-sectional shape, and an embolic protection device including a mounting sleeve configured to attach the embolic protection device to the portion of the guidewire having the non-circular cross-sectional shape. The mounting sleeve may include a non-circular interior cross-sectional shape and a non-circular exterior cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: Joel M. WasDyke, Patrick A. Haverkost
  • Patent number: 9993613
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. The guide extension catheter may include a proximal tubular member having a lumen defined therein. A distal tubular member may be attached to the proximal tubular member. The proximal tubular member may have an outer diameter. The distal tubular member may have an inner diameter. The inner diameter of the distal tubular member may be greater than the outer diameter of the proximal tubular member. A stiffening member may be slidably disposed within the proximal tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Huisun Wang, Joel M. Wasdyke, Wayne Falk, Brian R. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20160346509
    Abstract: Guide extension catheters and methods of manufacturing and using guide extension catheters are disclosed. An example guide extension catheter may include a distal sheath having a proximal opening, a distal opening, and a central lumen extending therebetween. The guide extension catheter may also include a proximal shaft having an outer diameter smaller than an outer diameter of the distal sheath, the proximal shaft including a distal opening. The guide extension catheter may also include a coupling member for securing the distal sheath to the proximal shaft. The coupling member may include a distal portion attached to the distal sheath and a proximal portion disposed within the distal opening of the proximal shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JAMES M. ANDERSON, JOEL M. WASDYKE, HUISUN WANG
  • Patent number: 9486611
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. The guide extension catheter may include an elongate tubular member having a proximal region, a distal region, and a slot formed in the tubular member between the proximal region and the distal region. The proximal region of the tubular member may be configured to shift between a first configuration and a collapsed configuration. The guide extension catheter may also include an elongate shaft for shifting the proximal region between the first configuration and the collapsed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Eric M. Petersen, Steven R. Larsen, Wayne Falk, Joel M. Wasdyke, Huisun Wang
  • Publication number: 20160157886
    Abstract: A rotational atherectomy device advanceable over a guidewire. The rotational atherectomy device includes a drive shaft rotatably extending through an outer tubular member to rotate a cutting member positioned at a distal end thereof. The rotational atherectomy device further includes an insert positioned within the cutting member for frictional contact with the guidewire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel M. WasDyke, Tate Augustin
  • Publication number: 20160022307
    Abstract: A rotational atherectomy device including a drive shaft rotatably extending through an outer tubular member to rotate a cutting member positioned at a distal end thereof. The rotational atherectomy device further includes an elongate penetrator extendable distal of the cutting member a predetermined maximum distance and configured to stabilize the cutting member as the cutting member engages an occlusion to control the trajectory and advancement of the cutting member through the occlusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JOEL M. WASDYKE, SANJEEV KULKARNI, TATE AUGUSTIN, JOEL R. BREY
  • Publication number: 20150352330
    Abstract: A deliver assist device for use in combination with a guide catheter includes an elongate proximal shaft and a flexible distal section that extends distally from the elongate proximal shaft. The flexible distal section includes at least a first portion having a first flexibility and a second portion having a second flexibility. A lumen configured to accommodate a guidewire extending therethrough extends through the flexible distal section. A tapered distal tip extends distally from the flexible distal section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JOEL M. WASDYKE, TIMOTHY J. MICKLEY
  • Publication number: 20140052097
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. The guide extension catheter may include an elongate tubular member having a proximal region, a distal region, and a slot formed in the tubular member between the proximal region and the distal region. The proximal region of the tubular member may be configured to shift between a first configuration and a collapsed configuration. The guide extension catheter may also include an elongate shaft for shifting the proximal region between the first configuration and the collapsed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: ERIC M. PETERSEN, STEVEN R. LARSEN, WAYNE FALK, JOEL M. WASDYKE, HUISUN WANG
  • Publication number: 20140039461
    Abstract: Guide extension catheters and methods of manufacturing and using guide extension catheters are disclosed. An example guide extension catheter may include a distal sheath having a proximal opening, a distal opening, and a central lumen extending therebetween. The guide extension catheter may also include a proximal shaft having an outer diameter smaller than an outer diameter of the distal sheath, the proximal shaft including a distal opening. The guide extension catheter may also include a coupling member for securing the distal sheath to the proximal shaft. The coupling member may include a distal portion attached to the distal sheath and a proximal portion disposed within the distal opening of the proximal shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JAMES M. ANDERSON, JOEL M. WASDYKE, HUISUN WANG
  • Publication number: 20140025004
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. The guide extension catheter may include a proximal shaft having a first outer diameter. A distal sheath may be attached to the proximal shaft and may have a second outer diameter greater than the first outer diameter. A trackable tip member may be attached to the distal sheath and extending distally therefrom. The trackable tip member may define a guidewire lumen therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: WAYNE FALK, JOEL M. WASDYKE, HUISUN WANG
  • Publication number: 20140025043
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. The guide extension catheter may include a proximal member having a proximal outer diameter. A removable stiffening member may be disposed adjacent to the proximal member. A distal sheath member may be attached to the proximal member. The distal sheath member may have a distal outer diameter greater than the proximal outer diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: HUISUN WANG, JOEL M. WASDYKE, WAYNE FALK, JOHN BLIX