Patents by Inventor John B. Golden

John B. Golden 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: 10631872
    Abstract: A device for treating a tissue opening includes a proximal portion including an elongated flexible member, a capsule releasably coupled to a distal end of the flexible member and including a lumen extending therethrough and a clip including a pair of arms movably housed within the capsule. A suture extending along a first one of the pair of arms and including a loop at a distal end thereof extending across an opening extending through the first one of the pair of arms. A suture grabbing element extending laterally from a second one of the pair of arms and including a hook so that, when the pair of arms are moved toward a closed configuration, the hook extends through the opening to grab the loop and draw the distal end of the suture from the first one of the pair of arms toward the second one of the pair of arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Raybin, Paul Smith, Norman C. May, Naroun Suon, Matthew Jagelski, Ray Hewenson Tong, John B. Golden, Kevin James McElwee, Andrew James Whitney
  • Publication number: 20200093354
    Abstract: Various apparatuses to attach a first medical device to a second medical device are described that allow the physician to grasp only a single device while the other device remains securely attached to the one being grasped. The apparatuses, once they are attached to the first medical device, are designed to be easily and quickly attached and detached to a second medical device, normally only requiring the use of one hand. Furthermore, the apparatuses oftentimes include a base that can easily couple and decouple from the portion that is attached to the second medical device so that if the need arises to separately use the second medical device, it can be decoupled from the first medical device without completely removing the apparatus from the second medical. device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. GOLDEN, John O. McWEENEY, Christopher A. BENNING, Robert CASTOLDI, John F. HOWARD, Brian INTOCCIA, Gary KAPPEL, William L. CHURCHILL
  • Patent number: 10548626
    Abstract: A medical device configured to manipulate tissue within a body of a subject may include an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the shaft may be configured to be inserted into the body. The device may include end effectors coupled to the distal end of the elongate shaft. The end effectors may include a needle pivotably coupled to the shaft and configured to inject a fluid into the tissue. The end effectors may also include an articulating arm pivotably coupled to the shaft, and a cutting wire extending between the needle and the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Briana Jean Moretti, Matthew Robert Jagelski, John B. Golden, Melissa Joan Horton, Jennifer Kenyon Saunders, Erin Zinkus, Gary Paul Pirani, Ellen Asako Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10524638
    Abstract: Various apparatuses to attach a first medical device to a second medical device are described that allow the physician to grasp only a single device while the other device remains securely attached to the one being grasped. The apparatuses, once they are attached to the first medical device, are designed to be easily and quickly attached and detached to a second medical device, normally only requiring the use of one hand. Furthermore, the apparatuses oftentimes include a base that can easily couple and decouple from the portion that is attached to the second medical device so that if the need arises to separately use the second medical device, it can be decoupled from the first medical device without completely removing the apparatus from the second medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Golden, John O. McWeeney, Christopher A. Benning, Robert Castoldi, John F. Howard, Brian Intoccia, Gary Kappel, William Lucas Churchill
  • Publication number: 20200000314
    Abstract: A distal end portion of a medical device may comprise an image capturing component; a light source; and an encapsulation having inner surfaces contacting and at least partially encompassing the image capturing component and the light source. A shape of the inner surfaces may be mirror image of a shape of exterior surfaces of the image capturing component and the light source that are contacted by the inner surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Michael LAROUCHE, Kirsten Viering, John B. Golden, Scott Kippenbrock, Adam Dills, Seth Charles Schneider
  • Publication number: 20190366040
    Abstract: Apparatuses of the type broadly applicable to numerous medical applications in which it is desirable to insert one or more steerable or non-steerable catheters or similar devices into a working channel of an associated device, such as an endoscope, catheter, etc., or passageway of a patient, are disclosed. The apparatuses may include catheters having a dedicated guide wire channel and one or more of the following: viewing capabilities, a working channel, and auxiliary channels, such as insufflation/irrigation channels. The catheters may include a guide wire channel that is configured to provide the catheter or other device with rapid exchange capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. GOLDEN, John (Sean) O. McWEENEY, Robert CASTOLDI
  • Publication number: 20190357933
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate to devices, systems, and methods for tissue resection in a body lumen of a patient, and may include an elongate body having a cavity at a distal end and a tissue retractor extendable distally from the distal end of the elongate body. The tissue retractor may include an expansion mechanism. The expansion mechanism may include a plurality of arms each having a first end coupled around a distal cap and expandable radially outward from the distal cap such that an anchoring mechanism on a second end of the arms is engageable with selected tissue for resection of the body lumen. The tissue resection device may further include a tissue resecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: John B. Golden, Caleb A. Valdes, Austin G. Johnson, Chris Jicka, Serena Scott, Michael K. Ford, Kyle P. Moore, Janice Courtois, Prashanth Somasundaram
  • Publication number: 20190357934
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate to devices, systems, and methods for tissue resection in a body lumen of a patient, and may include a body extending along an axis and a distal cap positioned distally of the body and coupled to a shaft extending along the axis. The body and the distal cap may be movable relative to each other. An anchoring mechanism may be capable of engaging the body and the distal cap proximate a selected tissue for resection in the body lumen. A tissue capture device may be deployable from the tissue resection device such that a selected tissue for resection is securable by the tissue capture device. The tissue resection device may further include a tissue resecting device for resecting the selected tissue for resection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Michael M. Borek, Micah Flock, Julianne Grainger, Christopher A. Olmeda, Katie Olmeda, Rachel M. Williams, Morgan Zhu, John B. Golden, Chris Jicka, Austin G. Johnson, Caleb A. Valdes, Serena Scott, Michael K. Ford, Kyle P. Moore, Janice Courtois, Prashanth Somasundaram, Ryan V. Wales, Scott E. Brechbiel, Rachael Campion, Tara A. Jarobski, Danny S. Lee, Alexander J. Burnham, Christopher K. Oto, Nicholas J. Mazzola, Kevin L. Bagley, Shaun D. Comee
  • Publication number: 20190298401
    Abstract: According to exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure, devices, systems, and methods for endoscopic procedures may include an end effector of a grasping system having a first arm and a second arm. The first and second arms may extend from a common proximal joint. The first and second arms may be formed of a self-expanding material and may have a spring force to set the arms in an unconstrained open position. The first and second arms may have an arc shape such that a distal tip of each first and second arm are configured to close as the first and second arms are actuated to a constrained closed position. A catheter may include a locating element at a distal end of a flexible tube. The locating element may be configured for locating the grasping system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Saurav V. Gupta, Camron Hagemeyer, Marc A. Barthet, Jean-Michel Gonzalez, Barry Weitzner, Dan Bacon, Kenneth R. Keene, John B. Golden, Jeffrey V. Bean
  • Patent number: 10420915
    Abstract: Apparatuses of the type broadly applicable to numerous medical applications in which it is desirable to insert one or more steerable or non-steerable catheters or similar devices into a working channel of an associated device, such as an endoscope, catheter, etc., or passageway of a patient, are disclosed. The apparatuses may include catheters having a dedicated guide wire channel and one or more of the following: viewing capabilities, a working channel, and auxiliary channels, such as insufflation/irrigation channels. The catheters may include a guide wire channel that is configured to provide the catheter or other device with rapid exchange capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Golden, John (Sean) O. McWeeney, Robert Castoldi
  • Publication number: 20190254653
    Abstract: A tissue closure device includes a needle and a suture extending therefrom, a proximal head including a proximal slot and a proximal locking mechanism for releasably engaging a first end of the needle in the proximal slot in a first configuration, and a distal head movably coupled to the proximal head so that the proximal and distal heads are movable relative to one another between an open configuration, in which a target tissue is received therebetween, and a closed configuration, in which the target tissue gripped therebetween. The distal head includes a distal slot and a distal locking mechanism for releasably engaging a second end of the needle in the distal slot in a second configuration, the needle movable between the first and second configurations by rotating the needle, the needle alternatingly passed between the proximal and distal heads to thread the suture through the target tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel RAYBIN, Paul SMITH, Kevin James McELWEE, John B. GOLDEN, Matthew Robert JAGELSKI, Ray Hewenson TONG, Naroun SUON
  • Publication number: 20190231466
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for guiding, supporting, and/or housing instruments. One exemplary system includes a guide tube having a manipulation section and mated with rails carrying instrument control members. Moving the rails with respect to the guide tube, or another point of reference, can control movement of the manipulation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry WEITZNER, Paul J. SMITH, John B. GOLDEN, Brian J. INTOCCIA, Naroun SUON, Katie KRUEGER, Brian TINKHAM, Michal WEISMAN, Brett A. KRUEGER
  • Patent number: 10335142
    Abstract: A tissue closure device includes a needle and a suture extending therefrom, a proximal head including a proximal slot and a proximal locking mechanism for releasably engaging a first end of the needle in the proximal slot in a first configuration, and a distal head movably coupled to the proximal head so that the proximal and distal heads are movable relative to one another between an open configuration, in which a target tissue is received therebetween, and a closed configuration, in which the target tissue gripped therebetween. The distal head includes a distal slot and a distal locking mechanism for releasably engaging a second end of the needle in the distal slot in a second configuration, the needle movable between the first and second configurations by rotating the needle, the needle alternatingly passed between the proximal and distal heads to thread the suture through the target tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Raybin, Paul Smith, Kevin James McElwee, John B. Golden, Matthew Robert Jagelski, Ray Hewenson Tong, Naroun Suon
  • Patent number: 10299874
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for guiding, supporting, and/or housing instruments. One exemplary system includes a guide tube having a manipulation section and mated with rails carrying instrument control members. Moving the rails with respect to the guide tube, or another point of reference, can control movement of the manipulation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Paul J. Smith, John B. Golden, Brian J. Intoccia, Naroun Suon, Katie Krueger, Brian Tinkham, Michal Weisman, Brett A. Krueger
  • Publication number: 20190142405
    Abstract: A device for treating tissue includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therein and a clip slidably received within the lumen of the capsule. The clip includes a middle prong, a first outer prong and a second outer prong. The first prong is coupled to the middle prong so that the first prong is movable relative to the middle prong between a first open configuration and a first closed configuration. The second outer prong coupled to the middle prong so that the second prong is movable relative to the middle prong between a second open configuration and a second closed configuration. The first and second outer prongs are independently movable relative to the middle prong to be moved between the first and second open configurations to the first and second open configurations and the first and second closed configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel Raybin, Paul Smith, Naroun Suon, John B. Golden, Bernard Barrosse Schwartz, Kevin Scott Gell
  • Publication number: 20190133421
    Abstract: Various apparatuses to attach a first medical device to a second medical device are described that allow the physician to grasp only a single device while the other device remains securely attached to the one being grasped. The apparatuses, once they are attached to the first medical device, are designed to be easily and quickly attached and detached to a second medical device, normally only requiring the use of one hand. Furthermore, the apparatuses oftentimes include a base that can easily couple and decouple from the portion that is attached to the second medical device so that if the need arises to separately use the second medical device, it can be decoupled from the first medical device without completely removing the apparatus from the second medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. GOLDEN, John O. McWEENEY, Christopher A. BENNING, Robert CASTOLDI, John F. HOWARD, Brian INTOCCIA, Gary KAPPEL, William Lucas CHURCHILL
  • Patent number: 10201339
    Abstract: A device for treating tissue includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therein and a clip slidably received within the lumen of the capsule. The clip includes a middle prong, a first outer prong and a second outer prong. The first prong is coupled to the middle prong so that the first prong is movable relative to the middle prong between a first open configuration and a first closed configuration. The second outer prong coupled to the middle prong so that the second prong is movable relative to the middle prong between a second open configuration and a second closed configuration. The first and second outer prongs are independently movable relative to the middle prong to be moved between the first and second open configurations to the first and second open configurations and the first and second closed configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Raybin, Paul Smith, Naroun Suon, John B. Golden, Bernard Barrosse Schwartz, Kevin Scott Gell
  • Patent number: 10201264
    Abstract: Various apparatuses to attach a first medical device to a second medical device are described that allow the physician to grasp only a single device while the other device remains securely attached to the one being grasped. The apparatuses, once they are attached to the first medical device, are designed to be easily and quickly attached and detached to a second medical device, normally only requiring the use of one hand. Furthermore, the apparatuses oftentimes include a base that can easily couple and decouple from the portion that is attached to the second medical device so that if the need arises to separately use the second medical device, it can be decoupled from the first medical device without completely removing the apparatus from the second medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Golden, John O. McWeeney, Christopher A. Benning, Robert Castoldi, John F. Howard, Brian Intoccia, Gary Kappel, William Lucas Churchill
  • 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: 20190021739
    Abstract: This disclosure provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device may include a medical device for delivery of a surgical closure member. The medical device includes an elongate tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen extending therein. The elongate tubular member is adapted to be delivered through the working channel of an endoscope and the lumen is adapted to receive a surgical closure member. The medical device also includes a tissue support extending from the distal end of the elongate tubular member. The tissue support includes a support surface and the support surface is adapted to support tissue as a surgical closure member engages the tissue thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Paul SMITH, Laura E. CHRISTAKIS, John B. GOLDEN, Samuel RAYBIN, Priya KHANCHANDANI, Naroun SUON, Sean P. FLEURY, Dylan MURPHY, Liam ROLLE, Bernard B. SCHWARTZ