Patents by Inventor Katherine M. Prindle

Katherine M. Prindle 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: 11191930
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter. The catheter may include a catheter shaft and a balloon. The balloon may comprise a cone portion, a waist portion, and a body portion. A fiber braid may be disposed along the balloon. An inner surface of the waist portion may be thermally bonded to an outer surface of the catheter shaft and an inner surface of the fiber braid may be adhesively bonded to an outer surface of the waist portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Joseph Royer, Robert N. Squire, Daniel Lee Krautkremer, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Daniel James Horn, Katherine M. Prindle
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200297981
    Abstract: Catheter assemblies and methods for making and using catheter assemblies are disclosed. An example a catheter assembly includes a catheter shaft and a balloon attached to the catheter shaft. The balloon includes a body and a proximal waist portion. The proximal waist portion has a proximal end. The catheter assembly also has a fiber braid including one or more individual filaments disposed along the balloon. The fiber braid has a proximal end aligned with the proximal end of the waist portion. The catheter assembly also has a polymer sleeve disposed on the catheter shaft, wherein in the polymer sleeve abuts the proximal end of the balloon waist and the proximal end of the braid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL LEE KRAUTKREMER, KATHERINE M. PRINDLE
  • Patent number: 10709877
    Abstract: Catheter assemblies and methods for making and using catheter assemblies are disclosed. An example a catheter assembly includes a catheter shaft and a balloon attached to the catheter shaft. The balloon includes a body and a proximal waist portion. The proximal waist portion has a proximal end. The catheter assembly also has a fiber braid including one or more individual filaments disposed along the balloon. The fiber braid has a proximal end aligned with the proximal end of the waist portion. The catheter assembly also has a polymer sleeve disposed on the catheter shaft, wherein in the polymer sleeve abuts the proximal end of the balloon waist and the proximal end of the braid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Lee Krautkremer, Katherine M. Prindle
  • Publication number: 20180117287
    Abstract: Catheter assemblies and methods for making and using catheter assemblies are disclosed. An example a catheter assembly includes a catheter shaft and a balloon attached to the catheter shaft. The balloon includes a body and a proximal waist portion. The proximal waist portion has a proximal end. The catheter assembly also has a fiber braid including one or more individual filaments disposed along the balloon. The fiber braid has a proximal end aligned with the proximal end of the waist portion. The catheter assembly also has a polymer sleeve disposed on the catheter shaft, wherein in the polymer sleeve abuts the proximal end of the balloon waist and the proximal end of the braid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL LEE KRAUTKREMER, KATHERINE M. PRINDLE
  • Patent number: 9931232
    Abstract: Stent delivery systems and methods for making and using stent delivery systems are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include an inner member. A sheath may be disposed about the inner member. The sheath may include a compressible coil. A stent may be disposed between the inner member and the sheath. A membrane may extend between the inner member and the sheath. The membrane may be configured to be disposed on the stent. An outer member may be disposed over the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Charles Gunderson, Katherine M. Prindle
  • Publication number: 20170291014
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter. The catheter may include a catheter shaft and a balloon. The balloon may comprise a cone portion, a waist portion, and a body portion. A fiber braid may be disposed along the balloon. An inner surface of the waist portion may be thermally bonded to an outer surface of the catheter shaft and an inner surface of the fiber braid may be adhesively bonded to an outer surface of the waist portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Joseph Royer, Robert N. Squire, Daniel Lee Krautkremer, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Daniel James Horn, Katherine M. Prindle
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9056180
    Abstract: A catheter tip assembly comprises a marker band and a catheter tip. The catheter tip has an inner lumen therethrough and an outer portion and an inner portion with the marker band disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: August L. Powell, Katherine M. Prindle, Richard L. Goodin
  • Publication number: 20140142506
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure describe a balloon catheter. The balloon catheter may include a catheter shaft including a proximal shaft, a midshaft attached to the proximal shaft, and a distal shaft attached to the midshaft. A balloon may be coupled to the distal shaft. An inflation lumen may be defined in the catheter shaft that extends from the proximal shaft, through the midshaft, and into the distal shaft. The inflation lumen may be in fluid communication with the balloon. A core wire may be extending through a portion of the inflation lumen. A push member may be coupled to the core wire, the push member being configured to engage an inner wall surface of the catheter shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: KATHERINE M. PRINDLE, PU ZHOU, KEN XIAO KANG ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20120101562
    Abstract: Stent delivery systems and methods for making and using stent delivery systems are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include an inner member. A sheath may be disposed about the inner member. The sheath may include a compressible coil. A stent may be disposed between the inner member and the sheath. A membrane may extend between the inner member and the sheath. The membrane may be configured to be disposed on the stent. An outer member may be disposed over the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: RICHARD C. GUNDERSON, KATHERINE M. PRINDLE
  • Patent number: 7641669
    Abstract: An intravascular occlusion balloon catheter having a removable hub, a profile sized to approximate a guidewire, and a means for venting air from the balloon. The removable hub and the small profile allow the occlusion balloon catheter to be used as a guidewire. The venting means allows air to be easily and reliably removed from the balloon prior to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Suranjan Roychowdhury, Katherine M. Prindle, Kyle Eastenson
  • Publication number: 20040181189
    Abstract: An intravascular occlusion balloon catheter having a removable hub, a profile sized to approximate a guidewire, and a means for venting air from the balloon. The removable hub and the small profile allow the occlusion balloon catheter to be used as a guidewire. The venting means allows air to be easily and reliably removed from the balloon prior to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Applicant: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Suranian Roychowdhury, Katherine M. Prindle, Kyle Eastenson
  • Patent number: 6786887
    Abstract: An intravascular occlusion balloon catheter having a removable hub, a profile sized to approximate a guidewire, and a means for venting air from the balloon. The removable hub and the small profile allow the occlusion balloon catheter to be used as a guidewire. The venting means allows air to be easily and reliably removed from the balloon prior to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Suranjan Roychowdhury, Katherine M. Prindle, Kyle Eastenson
  • Publication number: 20030135231
    Abstract: A catheter comprises a first component and a second component. The first component has a first outer diameter and the second component has a second outer diameter. At least a portion of the first component being bonded to at least a portion of the second component. When the at least a portion of the first component is bonded to the at least a portion of the second component the first outer diameter is substantially equal to the second outer diameter. A heat shrink material being utilized to bond the at least a portion of the first component to the at least a portion of the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: Richardf L. Goodin, Katherine M. Prindle
  • Patent number: 6551273
    Abstract: Devices and methods for managing a portion of an intravascular catheter which is extending from the body of a patient under operating room conditions (e.g., while a physician is wearing surgical gloves). A catheter in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention includes a catheter shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, and a keeper fixed to the catheter proximate a proximal end thereof The keeper includes one or more inside surfaces defining a channel which is adapted to entrap a straight portion of the catheter shaft. The keeper also includes a passageway which is adapted to allow a curved portion of the catheter to pass into the channel of the keeper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Olson, Jason Lenz, Loren J. Simer, Jr., Paul J. Miller, Katherine M. Prindle
  • Publication number: 20020103473
    Abstract: An intravascular occlusion balloon catheter having a removable hub, a profile sized to approximate a guidewire, and a means for venting air from the balloon. The removable hub and the small profile allow the occlusion balloon catheter to be used as a guidewire. The venting means allows air to be easily and reliably removed from the balloon prior to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Applicant: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Suranjan Roychowdhury, Katherine M. Prindle, Kyle Eastenson
  • Patent number: 6409863
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a catheter shaft having one or more guidewire ports is disclosed. A method in accordance with the present invention includes the steps of cutting the wall of a first shaft portion to create an opening defined by the wall of the first shaft portion, inserting the proximal end of an inner member through the opening defined by the wall of the first shaft portion, inserting the distal end of the inner member into the lumen of a second shaft portion, inserting the bonding end the second shaft portion into a lumen defined by first shaft portion, and bonding the bonding portion of the first shaft portion to the bonding portion of the second shaft portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett A. Williams, Katherine M. Prindle, Timothy M. Stivland