Patents by Inventor Joel N. Groff

Joel N. Groff 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: 20210060303
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in its various aspects, is directed generally to medical devices, and more specifically to catheter accessory devices and related systems and methods. In an embodiment, an instrument accessory device may include a body with an instrument lumen through which an instrument may extend through. An expandable member may be disposed about the distal end of the body. An elongate delivery member may be attached to the body and in communication with the expandable member at a distal end of the delivery member. The delivery member may be configured to slide the instrument lumen of the body and the expandable member along the length of the instrument when extended therethrough. Other embodiments are addressed within.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. Groff, Joel M. WasDyke
  • Publication number: 20210059685
    Abstract: An implant for occluding a left atrial appendage may include an expandable framework including a body portion and a disk portion, wherein the expandable framework is configured to shift between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, and an occlusive disk element disposed within the disk portion. The disk portion may include a first disk portion integrally formed with the body portion, and a second disk portion movably attached to the first disk portion by at least one hinge member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JOEL N. GROFF, PATRICK A. HAVERKOST
  • Publication number: 20210045870
    Abstract: A locking element for securing an expandable anchor member in a shortened configuration may include a plurality of engagement features configured to releasably secure the locking element to a first end portion of the expandable anchor member without using any external elements, wherein the locking element is configured to engage a post member secured to a second end portion of the expandable anchor member opposite the first end portion in the shortened configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Joel N. Groff
  • Publication number: 20210000539
    Abstract: Medical devices for sympathetic nerve modulation are disclosed. An example medical device for sympathetic nerve modulation may include a catheter shaft having a distal region. An expandable member may be coupled to the distal region. A flexible circuit assembly may be attached to the expandable member. The flexible circuit assembly may include a first electrode strip, a second electrode strip, and a sensor strip disposed between the first electrode strip and the second electrode strip. The first electrode strip may include a first electrode. The second electrode strip may include a second electrode. The first electrode and the second electrode may define a pair of bipolar electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: PATRICK A. HAVERKOST, MARTIN R. WILLARD, DEREK C. SUTERMEISTER, JOEL N. GROFF, JEFFREY S. LINDQUIST, ROBERT N. SQUIRE
  • Patent number: 10828090
    Abstract: Medical devices for sympathetic nerve modulation are disclosed. An example medical device for sympathetic nerve modulation may include a catheter shaft having a distal region. An expandable member may be coupled to the distal region. A flexible circuit assembly may be attached to the expandable member. The flexible circuit assembly may include a first electrode strip, a second electrode strip, and a sensor strip disposed between the first electrode strip and the second electrode strip. The first electrode strip may include a first electrode. The second electrode strip may include a second electrode. The first electrode and the second electrode may define a pair of bipolar electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Martin R. Willard, Derek C. Sutermeister, Joel N. Groff, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Robert N. Squire
  • Patent number: 10695124
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft. An expandable balloon may be coupled to the catheter shaft. The balloon may be capable of shifting between a folded configuration and an expanded configuration. A support structure may be coupled to the balloon. The support structure may be capable of shifting the balloon toward the folded configuration. A plurality of elongate flexible electrode assemblies may be disposed on the balloon. The elongate flexible electrode assemblies may be oriented at an angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joel N. Groff, Patrick A. Haverkost, Martin R. Willard, Hong Cao, Daniel J. Horn, Kenneth R. Larson, John Jianhua Chen
  • Publication number: 20200046332
    Abstract: A clip for reducing a dimension of an opening in tissue may include a continuous member having a plurality of legs and a plurality of preformed bends connecting adjacent legs, wherein the plurality of legs form: a first group having two protrusions; a second group having two protrusions; and a third group having two protrusions, wherein each protrusion of each group includes two legs of the continuous member and a corresponding preformed bend connecting the two legs, and each protrusion of each group extends from a region adjacent a first end of the clip to a region adjacent a second end of the clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. Groff, Martin R. Willard, Anthony Frank Tassoni, JR., Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Gary John Pederson, JR., Joseph Michael Connolly
  • Patent number: 10485526
    Abstract: A clip for reducing a dimension of an opening in tissue may include a continuous member having a plurality of legs and a plurality of preformed bends connecting adjacent legs, wherein the plurality of legs form: a first group having two protrusions; a second group having two protrusions; and a third group having two protrusions, wherein each protrusion of each group includes two legs of the continuous member and a corresponding preformed bend connecting the two legs, and each protrusion of each group extends from a region adjacent a first end of the clip to a region adjacent a second end of the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. Groff, Martin R. Willard, Anthony Frank Tassoni, Jr., Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Gary John Pederson, Jr., Joseph Michael Connolly
  • Publication number: 20190343613
    Abstract: A filtering sheath includes an elongated tubular member defined by a circumferential wall and having a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending therebetween. The distal end has a plurality of slits extending through the circumferential wall, the plurality of slits defining an expandable filter region. The plurality of slits are arranged in a pattern that allows the expandable filter region to move between a first, contracted configuration, and a second, expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Amelia Ann Sandberg, Joel N. Groff
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190282241
    Abstract: An implant for occluding a flow through a vessel may comprise a body member having a first end portion, a second end portion, and an intermediate rod portion extending between the first end portion and the second end portion and a mesh having base layer and a plurality of micro-pillars extending from a first surface of the base layer. The mesh may be disposed about at least a portion of the body such that the micro-pillars extending generally radially outward from the body member. The plurality of micro-pillars may be configured to extend into an adjacent tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: PATRICK A. HAVERKOST, ARMAN SHAHRIAR, JOEL N. GROFF, JOHN LaROY, JOHN MUNDAHL, ERIC COOPER
  • Patent number: 10349947
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides occlusion devices which comprise (a) a self-expanding support frame having a longitudinal axis comprising a plurality of loops each having an orifice, the support frame being self-expandable from a constrained shape to an unconstrained shape, and (b) a covering material covering an orifice of at least one of the loops. Also provided are assemblies and kits that contain such occlusion devices, and methods of delivering such occlusion devices to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joseph Michael Connolly, Joel N. Groff
  • Publication number: 20190200970
    Abstract: An example closure device is disclosed. The closure device includes a framework including a first end region, a second end region and a medial region extending therebetween. The medical device also includes a biodegradable tissue ingrowth member extending over at least a portion of the framework, wherein the tissue ingrowth member is configured to promote tissue ingrowth thereupon, and wherein the tissue ingrowth is configured to seal an opening in the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: David John Onushko, Lloyd Radman, Patrick A. Haverkost, Jose A. Meregotte, Joel N. Groff
  • Patent number: 10029070
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter is disclosed that includes an elongated shaft defined by a wall including at least one port extending through the wall into a lumen. At least one channel may be defined between layers of polymer making up the catheter shaft. The channel extends along at least a portion of the shaft and is in fluid communication with the port. Outer and inner diameters of the catheter may be substantially constant along the length of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Martin R. Willard, Peter G. Edelman, Jonathan S. Stinson, Jacob D. Edick, Joel N. Groff, Anthony F. Tassoni, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9986917
    Abstract: A sensor device for sensing endoluminal geometry may include an expandable element disposed on the distal region of a shaft. The expandable element may be configured to move a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration. The expandable element may include one or more sensor elements configured to sense proximity of the sensor element to tissue. The sensor device may include an indicator configured to distinguish between contact of the sensor element with tissue, loss of contact and proximity of the sensor element to tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Adam D. Grovender, James M. Anderson, Joel N. Groff, Martin R. Willard
  • Patent number: 9943365
    Abstract: A renal nerve ablation device may include an elongate tubular member having a distal region. An expandable member may be coupled to the distal region. An electrode support may be coupled to the distal region of the elongate tubular member and extend over a body of the expandable member. The electrode support may be free of connection to the body of the expandable member. One or more electrodes may be coupled to the electrode support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. Groff, Martin R. Willard, Timothy A. Ostroot, Derek C. Sutermeister, Cass A. Hanson, Daniel T. Quillin, Joel R. Munsinger
  • Publication number: 20170325821
    Abstract: A clip for reducing a dimension of an opening in tissue may include a continuous member having a plurality of legs and a plurality of preformed bends connecting adjacent legs, wherein the plurality of legs form: a first group having two protrusions; a second group having two protrusions; and a third group having two protrusions, wherein each protrusion of each group includes two legs of the continuous member and a corresponding preformed bend connecting the two legs, and each protrusion of each group extends from a region adjacent a first end of the clip to a region adjacent a second end of the clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. GROFF, Martin R. WILLARD, Anthony Frank TASSONI, JR., Nicholas Lee TASSONI, Gary John PEDERSON, JR., Joseph Michael CONNOLLY
  • Publication number: 20170252152
    Abstract: An example medical device is disclosed. The device includes a tubular member having a lumen defined therein and a distal end portion, the distal end portion defining a guidewire port. The medical device also includes an expandable frame disposed along the distal end portion of the tubular member, the expandable frame being designed to shift between a first configuration and an expanded configuration. The frame includes a base, an end region and a plurality of struts extending between the base and the end region, the struts defining a plurality of apertures along the frame. The medical device also includes a cover attached to a portion of the frame and the cover is configured to cover one or more of the plurality of apertures such that the frame will align the guidewire port with an opening in a heart valve when the frame is positioned within a body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicants: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC., MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Gurpreet S. Sandhu, Daniel B. Spoon, Brandon J. Tefft, Roger W. McGowan, Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. Groff, LLoyd Radman, Daniel Ross
  • Publication number: 20160262768
    Abstract: Expandable occlusive plugs and methods of using them are disclosed. The devices generally include a tubular body bearing multiple slits defining leaves, which expand radially outward when the ends of the device are brought toward one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. Groff, David Harrison Kent, Joseph Michael Connolly, Gary John Pederson, JR., Mary-Claire Anderson, David Raab