Patents by Inventor Joel Munsinger

Joel Munsinger 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: 20210252261
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods including balloon catheters are described. In one embodiments, a balloon catheter assembly may comprise a tubular member having a proximal portion and a distal portion with a lumen extending between the proximal portion and the distal portion and a balloon member having a proximal waist portion, a distal waist portion, and an expandable region therebetween, the balloon member disposed proximate the distal portion of the tubular member and bonded to tubular member. The assembly may further comprise a first sleeve member covering a first portion of the tubular member and a portion of the balloon member proximal waist portion and a second sleeve member covering a second portion of the tubular member and a portion of the first sleeve member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine M. Prindle, Daniel James Horn, Joel Munsinger
  • Patent number: 11007352
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods including balloon catheters are described. In one embodiments, a balloon catheter assembly may comprise a tubular member having a proximal portion and a distal portion with a lumen extending between the proximal portion and the distal portion and a balloon member having a proximal waist portion, a distal waist portion, and an expandable region therebetween, the balloon member disposed proximate the distal portion of the tubular member and bonded to tubular member. The assembly may further comprise a first sleeve member covering a first portion of the tubular member and a portion of the balloon member proximal waist portion and a second sleeve member covering a second portion of the tubular member and a portion of the first sleeve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc
    Inventors: Katherine M. Prindle, Daniel James Horn, Joel Munsinger
  • Patent number: 10610667
    Abstract: A catheter system comprising a guidewire and a support catheter is disclosed. The support catheter may comprise an elongate shaft having a proximal region, a distal region, and a lumen extending therebetween. The support catheter may further comprise a helical section extending distally from the distal region of the elongate shaft. The helical section may comprise a tubular member wound into a plurality of rings a lumen in communication with the lumen of the elongate shaft. The plurality of rings may each have an outer diameter. A minimum diameter of each of the outer diameters may be greater than an outer diameter of the elongate shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Munsinger, Joel WasDyke
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190184143
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using a medical device are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guidewire for accessing and treating a region of the neural vasculature. The guidewire may include an elongate shaft having a distal end region. The elongate shaft may include an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member. The inner tubular member may have a plurality of openings formed therein. The outer tubular member may have a plurality of slots formed therein. An occlusive balloon may be coupled to the distal end region of the elongate shaft and disposed about at least some of the plurality of openings. The inner tubular member may define a lumen in fluid communication with the occlusive balloon through the plurality of openings. The tip member may be coupled to the distal end region of the elongate shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DAVID JOHN ONUSHKO, JOEL MUNSINGER, BRIAN R. REYNOLDS, JOSE A. MEREGOTTE
  • Publication number: 20170143943
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods including balloon catheters are described. In one embodiments, a balloon catheter assembly may comprise a tubular member having a proximal portion and a distal portion with a lumen extending between the proximal portion and the distal portion and a balloon member having a proximal waist portion, a distal waist portion, and an expandable region therebetween, the balloon member disposed proximate the distal portion of the tubular member and bonded to tubular member. The assembly may further comprise a first sleeve member covering a first portion of the tubular member and a portion of the balloon member proximal waist portion and a second sleeve member covering a second portion of the tubular member and a portion of the first sleeve member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Corporation
    Inventors: Katherine M. Prindle, Daniel James Horn, Joel Munsinger
  • Publication number: 20160331325
    Abstract: A catheter system comprising a guidewire and a support catheter is disclosed. The support catheter may comprise an elongate shaft having a proximal region, a distal region, and a lumen extending therebetween. The support catheter may further comprise a helical section extending distally from the distal region of the elongate shaft. The helical section may comprise a tubular member wound into a plurality of rings a lumen in communication with the lumen of the elongate shaft. The plurality of rings may each have an outer diameter. A minimum diameter of each of the outer diameters may be greater than an outer diameter of the elongate shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Joel Munsinger, Joel WasDyke
  • Publication number: 20160310147
    Abstract: Expandable occlusive plugs and methods of using them are disclosed. The devices generally include an expandable framework at least partially covered by a membrane. The occlusive plugs can be used for occlusion of body lumens and/or to limit migration of embolic agents to non-target sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Squire, Joel Munsinger, Derek Larson, Martin Willard, Joseph Connolly
  • Publication number: 20160287259
    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: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    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