Patents by Inventor Jozef Slanda

Jozef Slanda 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: 10695156
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an implant includes a support member configured to be placed within a body of a patient and provide support to a portion of the body of the patient, a tether coupled to an end portion of the support member; and an anchor configured to be disposed within a tissue of the body of the patient to help retain the implant in place within the body of the patient. The tether is coupled to the anchor such that the tether may move with respect to the anchor in a first direction but is retrained from moving in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Jozef Slanda, Jamie Li
  • Publication number: 20200114131
    Abstract: Devices and methods for trimming a stent to a desired length with an outer tube and an inner tube having a distal end and a diameter configured to receive a portion of the stent in excess of the desired length. The inner tube may move within the outer tube and the distal end may include an end effector configured to trim the portion from the stent while the device and stent are within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kimberly DeGraaf, Peter J. Pereira, Manuel Teixeira, William A. Sturos, Jefferson R. Alpizar, Jozef Slanda, Mark Hera, Michael S.H. Chu, David Salto
  • Patent number: 10582923
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an elongate member having a distal end portion and a proximal end portion. The elongate member defines a longitudinal axis. The distal end portion of the elongate member defines a notch having a face defining an axis. The axis of the face and the longitudinal axis define an acute angle with respect to a first direction along the longitudinal axis. The notch is configured to retain a loop of a suture when the elongate member is moved through a tissue of a patient in the first direction along the longitudinal axis. The notch is configured to release the loop of the suture when the elongate member is moved through the tissue of the patient in a second direction different than the first direction. The suture has at least one tissue anchor configured to be disposed within the tissue of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Jozef Slanda
  • Patent number: 10532196
    Abstract: Devices and methods for trimming a stent to a desired length with an outer tube and an inner tube having a distal end and a diameter configured to receive a portion of the stent in excess of the desired length. The inner tube may move within the outer tube and the distal end may include an end effector configured to trim the portion from the stent while the device and stent are within a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly DeGraaf, Peter J. Pereira, Manuel Teixeira, William A. Sturos, Jefferson R. Alpizar, Jozef Slanda, Mark Hera, Michael S. H. Chu, David Salto
  • Publication number: 20190374276
    Abstract: A medical device may include a handle having a handle lumen extending therethrough. The medical device further may include a first body shaft including a first body shaft lumen in direct communication with the handle lumen and an RF electrode tip may be positioned at a distal end of the first body shaft. The RF electrode tip may include a lumen extending therethrough and in direct communication with the lumen of the first body shaft. Additionally, an energy delivery wire may be electrically coupled with the RF electrode tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Reever, Richard TAH, Jozef SLANDA, Ray ADITI
  • Patent number: 10376284
    Abstract: A medical device including a brake having a housing member and an actuation member. The housing member has a receiving portion and is configured to be removably coupled to a syringe. The actuation member is movably coupled to the housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Jozef Slanda, Jamie Li
  • Patent number: 10332424
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a model unit and a template member. The model unit defines a shape in the form of a portion of a body. The template member is disposed adjacent to the model unit such that a portion of the template member is disposed within the shape defined by the model unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jozef Slanda, Jerry Timothy Long, Jr., Manuel B. Teixeira, Sacha Tang
  • Patent number: 10314572
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a medical device includes a receiving arm configured to be coupled to at least a portion of an implant, and a clamping arm having a proximal end coupled to the receiving arm and having a track at a distal end of the clamping arm. The medical device also includes a sliding component including a needle and configured to slidably move along the track of the clamping arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Jozef Slanda, Michael S. H. Chu
  • Publication number: 20190104923
    Abstract: An articulating mechanism for use in a medical device, such as an endoscope or a catheter, includes a series of stacked links disposed adjacent to one another and movable with respect to each other. Each link includes a front face tapered to a pair of pivot points and a rear face defining a wedge shaped recess for receiving the pivot points of the adjacent link. Pull-wires provide tension and hold the staked links together while also allowing for controlled bending of the distal portion by movement of one or more of the pull-wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Jozef Slanda, Jeffrey Bean
  • Patent number: 10231718
    Abstract: A marking device may include a body. The body may be configured to transition between a closed configuration and an open configuration. The body may further include two arms. A distal end of each arm may be coupled to a distal end of the body. The marking device may further include a suture coupled to the body. Application of a force on a proximal end of each arm may be configured to cause the body to transition between the closed configuration and the open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald Ciulla, Kenneth P. Reever, Jozef Slanda
  • Publication number: 20190008601
    Abstract: A device or scope device is disclosed. The device may comprise: a handle body extending along an axis between first end and a second end; an actuator at the first end of the handle body; a catheter at the second end of the handle body; and a processing unit communicable with a plurality of devices to: switch-in the actuator for control of one device of the plurality of devices; configure, with the actuator, a setting of the one device, control, with the actuator, the one device based on the setting, and switch-in the actuator for control of another one of the plurality of devices. Related devices and methods also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Adam P. NODIFF, Wen-Jui Ray CHIA, Michael O'BRIEN, Kimberly DeGRAAF, Chad SCHNEIDER, Jozef SLANDA, Christopher P. GAUVIN, James M. GODDARD, Brandon W. CRAFT, Timothy P. HARRAH
  • Publication number: 20180361055
    Abstract: A fluid management system includes a pump configured to pump fluid through the system at a fluid flow rate. The system includes a processor including a user interface, the user interface allowing a user to input a set of system operating parameters, the processor being configured to control the pump to maintain a target fluid flow rate based on the set of system operating parameters. The system further includes a scope device coupled to the pump to deliver fluid to a target surgical site, the scope device including an elongated shaft extending from a distal end thereof, the elongated shaft including at least one sensor, the sensor transmitting sensor data relating to target surgical site to the processor. The processor automatically signals to the pump to adjust the fluid flow rate based on the sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Mayur Kiran Patel, William Stanhope, Eric Wong, Jozef Slanda, Christopher P. Gauvin, Chad Schneider, Brandon W. Craft, Kimberly DeGraaf, Brian P. Watschke, Timothy Paul Harrah, Niraj Prasad Rauniyar, Sacha Tang
  • Patent number: 10130242
    Abstract: A steerable medical device is used to controllably introduce a guidewire or other medical instrument into a body of a patient and direct placement of the guidewire or other medical instrument in the body of the patient. The steerable medical device can include an elongated member, a steering mechanism, and an attachment member. The elongated member extends along a longitudinal axis and comprises a deflectable distal portion that is deflectable off of the longitudinal axis. The steering mechanism is adapted to control longitudinal and rotational movement of the elongated member and to control off-axis deflection of its deflectable portion. The attachment member is removably couplable to another medical device. The attachment member is moveably coupled to the steering mechanism and the elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Victor Shukhat, Jianmin Li, Jozef Slanda
  • Patent number: 10123682
    Abstract: An articulating mechanism for use in a medical device, such as an endoscope or a catheter, includes a series of stacked links disposed adjacent to one another and movable with respect to each other. Each link includes a front face tapered to a pair of pivot points and a rear face defining a wedge shaped recess for receiving the pivot points of the adjacent link. Pull-wires provide tension and hold the staked links together while also allowing for controlled bending of the distal portion by movement of one or more of the pull-wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Jozef Slanda, Jeffrey Bean
  • Publication number: 20180317743
    Abstract: A method for identifying material to be removed from a patient may use an imaging device, a display, a control unit, and an insertion device. The method may include obtaining a first set of image data from the imaging device, sending the first set of image data to the control unit from the imaging device, and analyzing the first set of image data based on at least one of a darkness, a contrast, or a saturation. The method may include generating a coded image identifying the material to be removed from the patient to be displayed on the display. The method may further include displaying the coded image on a first screen of the display, and indicating the material to be removed with the insertion device based on the displayed coded image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Chad Schneider, Brandon W. Craft, Kimberly Degraaf, Jozef Slanda, James M. Goddard, Christopher P. Gauvin
  • Patent number: 10105153
    Abstract: A device may include a handle, and a sheath coupled to the handle. The sheath may include a lumen. The device may also include an instrument assembly coupled to the handle, and extending through the lumen of the sheath. The instrument assembly may include a basket configured to move relative to the sheath, and between contracted and expanded states. The instrument assembly may also include a forceps configured to reciprocate along a central longitudinal axis of the basket and through an interior of the basket, and move between contracted and expanded states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Tah, Jozef Slanda, Ronald Ciulla, Jianmin Li
  • Patent number: 10039436
    Abstract: A hand-holdable steering mechanism is used as part of a medical device such as a catheter or an endoscope to allow movement of a steerable distal portion of the catheter or endoscope. The mechanism can include a housing, a first actuator, and a second actuator. The first actuator is configured to move the steerable portion along a first plane when the first actuator is moved between first and second positions. The second actuator is configured to move the steerable portion along a second plane different than the first plane when the second actuator is moved between first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Tah, Isaac Ostrovsky, Jozef Slanda
  • Publication number: 20180161557
    Abstract: Devices and methods for trimming a stent to a desired length with an outer tube and an inner tube having a distal end and a diameter configured to receive a portion of the stent in excess of the desired length. The inner tube may move within the outer tube and the distal end may include an end effector configured to trim the portion from the stent while the device and stent are within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Kimberly DeGraaf, Peter J. Pereira, Manuel Teixeira, William A. Sturos, Jefferson R. Alpizar, Jozef Slanda, Mark Hera, Michael S.H. Chu, David Salto
  • Publication number: 20180053441
    Abstract: A medical device may include an elastomeric block having internal structures. The internal structures may include a simulated kidney and at least one accessway extending from an external surface of the elastomeric block to the simulated kidney.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jozef SLANDA, Adam MELNICK, Manuel B. TEIXEIRA
  • Patent number: 9814459
    Abstract: A suturing instrument includes an elongate body member; a distal tip assembly movably coupled to the elongate body member; a needle deployment system located in the distal tip assembly, the needle deployment system including a forward-deploying needle carrier; and a catch located on the distal tip assembly to receive and retain a needle coupled to the forward-deploying needle carrier, the catch being positioned on the distal tip assembly such that a distal path segment of the needle carrier's path is intercepted by the catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry N. Gellman, Jozef Slanda