Patents by Inventor Joseph W. King

Joseph W. King 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: 20220087662
    Abstract: A medical device includes a handle having a proximal end, a distal end, and an actuator to move between the distal end and the proximal end, where the actuator is connected to a handle actuation wire, a tube extending from the distal end of the handle, and a connector at a distal end of the tube, the connector is detachably connected to an end effector. A distal end of the handle actuation wire includes a connector element to detachably connect to a corresponding connector element of an end effector actuation wire of the end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. KING
  • Publication number: 20220061847
    Abstract: A tissue-manipulating system including a tissue-manipulating device having shaft and a tissue grasper assembly. The tissue grasper assembly has at least one grasper arm resiliently expandable from a closed configuration, within and extending along the longitudinal axis of a shaft, to an open configuration outside the shaft with the grasper arm expanded in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis of the shaft. In the open configuration, the at least one grasper arm may be engaged with tissue wall to manipulate or move the tissue wall, such as to move a distal tissue wall closer to a proximal tissue wall. The tissue grasper assembly may be deployable (such as by being separated from the shaft), such as to remain in place holding two tissue walls in apposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew Pic, Joseph W. King, Gonzalo Jose Saenz Villalobos, Deborah Amaya Pineda
  • Publication number: 20210361147
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a shaft having a distal end and a cap at the distal end that defines a reservoir for storing a material. The medical device includes a deployment mechanism configured to eject the material from the reservoir, and the deployment mechanism is configured to apply a force to the reservoir. The cap includes a seal or a perforation that is configured to contain the material in the reservoir in the absence of the force applied by the deployment mechanism to the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Lynn SMITH, Joseph W. KING
  • Publication number: 20210267813
    Abstract: In one example, a medical system may comprise a delivery tube configured to couple to a vacuum source and provide negative pressure to a distal portion of the delivery tube; and a porous body at a distal portion of the delivery tube, the porous body including a first section and a second section removable from the first section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan V. WALES, Kira SULLIVAN, Shawn RYAN, Jessica Louise POWERS, Joseph W. KING
  • Publication number: 20210259691
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to the field of devices and procedures for forming an opening between adjacent tissue structures. For example, in an embodiment, a system for forming an opening between body lumens may include a delivery catheter. A first access element may be configured to be positioned against a first body lumen disposed about a distal end of the catheter. A second access element having an outer diameter that substantially matches an outer diameter of the first access element may be disposed about the distal end of the catheter. The second access element may be configured to be positioned against a second body lumen and axially aligned with the first access element. A filament may be electrically coupled to one or both of the first and second access element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Amanda L. Smith, John T. Favreau, Travis Henchie, Joseph W. King, Lauren Lydecker, Andrew Pic
  • Publication number: 20210260260
    Abstract: A medical system including a porous body connected to a distal end of a vacuum tube, and a patch defining a lumen therethrough for accommodating the vacuum tube, where the patch is fluidly seals the porous body from a body lumen when the patch is deployed in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Collin MURRAY, Joseph W. KING, Andrew PIC, Lauren LYDECKER, Shawn RYAN
  • Patent number: 11045194
    Abstract: A system for treating tissue includes a clip assembly including a pair of clip arms, proximal ends of which are slidably received within a channel of a capsule to be moved between a tissue receiving configuration, in which distal ends of the clip arms are separated from one another, and a tissue clipping configuration, in which the distal ends are moved toward one another. The system also includes an applicator including a catheter and a control member extending therethrough. The control member configured to be connected to the clip arms to move the clip assembly between the tissue receiving and tissue clipping configurations. The system also includes a coupler attached to one of a proximal end of the capsule of the clip assembly and a distal end of the catheter, and configured to releasably couple the capsule and the catheter to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W King, Shawn Ryan, Laurie A. Lehtinen, Daniel Congdon, Ramon Estevez
  • Publication number: 20210161515
    Abstract: A device for delivering an agent may comprise a source of agent; a mixing chamber for receiving fluid and the agent; an outlet in fluid communication with the mixing chamber to deliver the fluid and the agent; and an actuator configured to (1) deliver a first flow of the fluid substantially free from the agent through the outlet; (2) after delivering the first flow, deliver a second flow of the fluid and the agent through the outlet; and (3) after delivering the second flow, deliver a third flow of the fluid substantially free from the agent through the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew PIC, Daniel CONGDON, Collin MURRAY, Matthew Robert JAGELSKI, Joseph W. KING
  • Patent number: 10952742
    Abstract: A system and method for treating tissue includes an applicator including a bushing and a control member. The control member extends through the bushing to an enlarged distal end. The system also includes clip assembly releasably coupleable to the applicator. The clip assembly includes clip arms and a yoke including a distal portion connected to the clip arms and a proximal portion. The proximal portion includes a slot configured to receive the enlarged distal end of the control member and at least one helical cut positioned at a proximal end of the slot. The helical cut is configured to rotate the enlarged distal end from a first orientation in which the enlarged distal end is offset from the slot to a second orientation in which the enlarged distal end is aligned with the slot so that when a force thereon exceeds a threshold value, the enlarged distal end passes into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie A. Lehtinen, Joseph W. King, Filip Adamowicz, Naroun Suon
  • Publication number: 20210022744
    Abstract: A device for treating tissue includes a clip including clip arms and a coupler. Each of the clip arms extends from a proximal end to a distal end. Proximal ends of the clip arms are slidably received within a channel of a capsule. A proximal end of the capsule includes openings extending through a wall. The coupler is mounted over the proximal end of the capsule via deployment arms including engaging features extending laterally inward from an interior surface thereof to engage the openings of the capsule. The coupler includes retention arms configured to engage a corresponding portion of an applicator. When a pre-determined compressive force is applied to the coupler, the deployment arms are proximally slidable along the corresponding portion of the applicator to deflect the deployment arms out of engagement with the capsule so that the coupler is separable from the capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph RAUSA, Collin MURRAY, Joseph W. KING
  • Publication number: 20210022742
    Abstract: A clipping device includes a clip including a capsule and a pair of clip arms, proximal ends of which are slidably received within the channel to move the clip arms between an open configuration and a closed configuration. Each of the pair of clip arms includes an elongated opening extending through the proximal ends thereof. A connector includes a central portion received between the proximal ends of the clip arms and a pin extending from the central portion receivable within the opening of each of the clip arms, the connector movable from an unlocked configuration, in which the pin is received within a distal portion of the elongated opening, to a locked configuration, in which the pin is received within a proximal portion of the elongated opening, when a predetermined force is applied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Laurie A. LEHTINEN, Joseph W. KING, Daniel CONGDON
  • Publication number: 20210015488
    Abstract: A system includes a clip having a pair of clip arms, proximal ends of the clip arms received within a channel of a capsule to be moved between an open configuration and a closed configuration. A proximal end of the capsule including a plurality of connecting elements extending proximally therefrom. Each of the connecting elements including a hook along a proximal portion thereof. An applicator includes an elongated flexible member and a control member extending therethrough, the control member configured to be connected to the clip arms to move the clip assembly between the open and closed configurations, the elongated flexible member including a bushing including a first ramped portion and a necked portion extending proximally from the first ramped portion, a proximal end of the first ramped portion including a lip configured to engage the hook when the connecting elements are crimped thereover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph W. KING, Laurie A. LEHTINEN, Henry STOCK
  • Publication number: 20210008339
    Abstract: A medical device including a handle body having a proximal end and a distal end, a spool on the handle body and to move between the distal end and the proximal end of the handle body, a catheter extending from the distal end of the handle body, an actuator attached to the spool and extending through the catheter, such that the actuator is removably connected to one or more dispensable devices at a distal end of the catheter, a spool controller to prevent connection with another of the dispensable devices to the actuator after a predetermined number of dispensable devices have been dispensed by the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel CONGDON, Laurie A. LEHTINEN, Shawn RYAN, Joseph W. KING
  • Publication number: 20200345986
    Abstract: A medical dispensing device including a catheter, an applicator tip at a distal end of the catheter, the catheter and the applicator tip defining a lumen having a longitudinal axis and a distal opening, a plunger in the lumen and movable along the longitudinal axis, and a plurality of elements in the lumen proximal to the distal opening and distal to the plunger, the plurality of elements stacked along the longitudinal axis for dispersement one element at a time through the distal opening to via a force applied by the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. KING, Gonzalo Jose Saenz Villalobos, John T. Favreau, Lauren S Lydecker
  • Patent number: 10820904
    Abstract: A system for treating tissue includes a clip assembly including a pair of clip arms, proximal ends of the clip arms slidably received within a channel of a capsule to be moved between a tissue receiving configuration and a tissue clipping configuration, an applicator including a catheter and a control member extending therethrough, a distal end of the control member configured to be connected to the clip arms to move the clip assembly between the tissue receiving and tissue clipping configurations, and a coupler releasably coupled to proximal ends of the clip arms and configured to be coupled to the distal end of the control member, the coupler configured to yield when a proximal force exerted on the coupler via the control member exceeds a first predetermined threshold value to disengage the clip arms to deploy the clip assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Ryan, Joseph W. King, Boopathi Rajarathnam, Laurie A. Lehtinen, Daniel Congdon, Ramon Estevez
  • Patent number: 10758242
    Abstract: A system for treating tissue includes a clip assembly including a pair of clip arms, proximal ends of the clip arms slidably received within a channel of a capsule to be moved between a tissue receiving configuration and a tissue clipping configuration, and an applicator releasably coupleable to the clip assembly to move the clip assembly between the tissue receiving configuration and the tissue clipping configuration, the applicator including a control member having a plurality of nodes extending therealong, each node having a cross-sectional are larger than a cross-sectional area of a remaining portion of the control member and configured to be coupled to the proximal end of the clip arms, a distal-most one of the nodes severable from a next immediately proximal one of the nodes, when a force exerted thereon exceeds a predetermined threshold value, to release the clip assembly from the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W King, Shawn Ryan, Ramon Estevez
  • Publication number: 20200155162
    Abstract: A system for treating tissue includes an applicator having a bushing and a control member and a clip assembly having a capsule with a channel extending therethrough. The channel includes proximal and distal portions. The distal portion extends distally from the proximal portion and flaring outward in a single plane to form opposing flared sections. The assembly also includes clip arms include proximal ends slidably received within the channel to move the arms between tissue receiving and tissue clipping configurations. The assembly further includes a yoke including a distal portion connected to the arms and a proximal portion configured to be connected to the member so that longitudinal movement of the member relative to the capsule moves the arms between the tissue receiving and clipping configurations. The yoke is positioned in the capsule so that the yoke is deformable in the plane in which the capsule flares outward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph W. King, Naroun Suon, Laurie A. Lehtinen, Shawn Ryan, Norman C. May, Ramon Estevez
  • Patent number: 10575857
    Abstract: A system for treating tissue includes an applicator having a bushing and a control member and a clip assembly having a capsule with a channel extending therethrough. The channel includes proximal and distal portions. The distal portion extends distally from the proximal portion and flaring outward in a single plane to form opposing flared sections. The assembly also includes clip arms include proximal ends slidably received within the channel to move the arms between tissue receiving and tissue clipping configurations. The assembly further includes a yoke including a distal portion connected to the arms and a proximal portion configured to be connected to the member so that longitudinal movement of the member relative to the capsule moves the arms between the tissue receiving and clipping configurations. The yoke is positioned in the capsule so that the yoke is deformable in the plane in which the capsule flares outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W King, Naroun Suon, Laurie A. Lehtinen, Shawn Ryan, Norman C. May, Ramon Estevez
  • Publication number: 20190159783
    Abstract: A system and method for treating tissue includes an applicator including a bushing and a control member. The control member extends through the bushing to an enlarged distal end. The system also includes clip assembly releasably coupleable to the applicator. The clip assembly includes clip arms and a yoke including a distal portion connected to the clip arms and a proximal portion. The proximal portion includes a slot configured to receive the enlarged distal end of the control member and at least one helical cut positioned at a proximal end of the slot. The helical cut is configured to rotate the enlarged distal end from a first orientation in which the enlarged distal end is offset from the slot to a second orientation in which the enlarged distal end is aligned with the slot so that when a force thereon exceeds a threshold value, the enlarged distal end passes into the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Laurie A. LEHTINEN, Joseph W. King, Filip Adamowicz, Naroun Suon
  • Publication number: 20180153552
    Abstract: A system for treating tissue includes a clip assembly including a pair of clip arms, proximal ends of which are slidably received within a channel of a capsule to be moved between a tissue receiving configuration, in which distal ends of the clip arms are separated from one another, and a tissue clipping configuration, in which the distal ends are moved toward one another. The system also includes an applicator including a catheter and a control member extending therethrough. The control member configured to be connected to the clip arms to move the clip assembly between the tissue receiving and tissue clipping configurations. The system also includes a coupler attached to one of a proximal end of the capsule of the clip assembly and a distal end of the catheter, and configured to releasably couple the capsule and the catheter to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph W. King, Shawn Ryan, Laurie A. Lehtinen, Daniel Congdon, Ramon Estevez