Patents by Inventor Kevin J. McElwee

Kevin J. McElwee 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: 20210186471
    Abstract: A medical device may include a needle, including a plurality of links and a distal tip, reciprocally movable between a first configuration and a second configuration, and a conduit including a lumen extending through the needle, the conduit being coupled to the distal tip, wherein longitudinal movement of the conduit is configured to transition the needle between the first configuration and the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter L. DAYTON, Ryan V. WALES, Sean P. FLEURY, Paul SMITH, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, Kevin J. MCELWEE
  • Publication number: 20200187975
    Abstract: Polypectomy devices and methods for making and using polypectomy devices are disclosed. An example polypectomy device may include an elongate sheath having a proximal end region and a distal end region. A shaft may be slidably disposed within the sheath. A handle may be coupled to the proximal end region of the sheath. The handle may be designed to axially shift the shaft relative to the sheath. A snare may be coupled to the shaft. The snare may include a first region, a traction region, and a distal tip region. The first region may have a non-circular cross-sectional shape. The traction region may include a plurality of traction members. At a position between two adjacent traction members the snare may have a reduced cross-sectional area relative to the first region. The distal tip region may have a circular cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: PAUL SMITH, SAMUEL RAYBIN, KEVIN J. McELWEE, BRIAN GAFFNEY, NAROUN SOUN, ISMAIL GULER, BRIAN J. HANSON, ELIAS A. KHOURY, STEVEN R. LARSEN, DANIEL H. VanCAMP, WADE R. STRELOW, RYAN WALES, ROBERT B. DeVRIES, PETER J. SHANK
  • Publication number: 20200107831
    Abstract: A device includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending therethrough. The capsule is releasably coupled to a proximal portion of the device. Device also includes a first arm rigidly fixed to the distal end of the capsule to extend distally therefrom. In addition, Device includes a second arm, a proximal end of which is slidably received within the capsule so that the second arm is movable between an open configuration, in which the second arm is moved laterally away from the first arm and a distal end of the second arm is moved distally past the distal end of the first arm, and a closed configuration, in which the second arm is moved toward the first arm and the distal end of the second arm is moved proximally toward the distal end of the first arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Paul SMITH, Matthew R. JAGELSKI, Naroun SUON, Kevin J. MCELWEE, Shawn RYAN, Alex SEKULIC
  • Patent number: 10603067
    Abstract: Polypectomy devices and methods for making and using polypectomy devices are disclosed. An example polypectomy device may include an elongate sheath having a proximal end region and a distal end region. A shaft may be slidably disposed within the sheath. A handle may be coupled to the proximal end region of the sheath. The handle may be designed to axially shift the shaft relative to the sheath. A snare may be coupled to the shaft. The snare may include a first region, a traction region, and a distal tip region. The first region may have a non-circular cross-sectional shape. The traction region may include a plurality of traction members. At a position between two adjacent traction members the snare may have a reduced cross-sectional area relative to the first region. The distal tip region may have a circular cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Samuel Raybin, Kevin J. McElwee, Brian Gaffney, Naroun Soun, Ismail Guler, Brian J. Hanson, Elias A. Khoury, Steven R. Larsen, Daniel H. VanCamp, Wade R. Strelow, Ryan Wales, Robert B. DeVries, Peter J. Shank
  • Patent number: 10537328
    Abstract: A device includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending therethrough. The capsule is releasably coupled to a proximal portion of the device. Device also includes a first arm rigidly fixed to the distal end of the capsule to extend distally therefrom. In addition, Device includes a second arm, a proximal end of which is slidably received within the capsule so that the second arm is movable between an open configuration, in which the second arm is moved laterally away from the first arm and a distal end of the second arm is moved distally past the distal end of the first arm, and a closed configuration, in which the second arm is moved toward the first arm and the distal end of the second arm is moved proximally toward the distal end of the first arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Matthew R. Jagelski, Naroun Suon, Kevin J. McElwee, Shawn Ryan, Alex Sekulic
  • Publication number: 20190298443
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of medical devices and treating tissues within body passages. In particular, the present disclosure relates to electrosurgical devices, systems, and methods for providing treatment of tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Mingxiang Xu, Paul Smith, Kevin J. McElwee
  • Publication number: 20180028220
    Abstract: Polypectomy devices and methods for making and using polypectomy devices are disclosed. An example polypectomy device may include an elongate sheath having a proximal end region and a distal end region. A shaft may be slidably disposed within the sheath. A handle may be coupled to the proximal end region of the sheath. The handle may be designed to axially shift the shaft relative to the sheath. A snare may be coupled to the shaft. The snare may include a first region, a traction region, and a distal tip region. The first region may have a non-circular cross-sectional shape. The traction region may include a plurality of traction members. At a position between two adjacent traction members the snare may have a reduced cross-sectional area relative to the first region. The distal tip region may have a circular cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: PAUL SMITH, SAMUEL RAYBIN, KEVIN J. McELWEE, BRIAN GAFFNEY, NAROUN SOUN, ISMAIL GULER, BRIAN J. HANSON, ELIAS A. KHOURY, STEVEN R. LARSEN, DANIEL H. VanCAMP, WADE R. STRELOW, RYAN WALES, ROBERT B. DeVRIES, PETER J. SHANK
  • Publication number: 20170319208
    Abstract: A device includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending therethrough. The capsule is releasably coupled to a proximal portion of the device. Device also includes a first arm rigidly fixed to the distal end of the capsule to extend distally therefrom. In addition, Device includes a second arm, a proximal end of which is slidably received within the capsule so that the second arm is movable between an open configuration, in which the second arm is moved laterally away from the first arm and a distal end of the second arm is moved distally past the distal end of the first arm, and a closed configuration, in which the second arm is moved toward the first arm and the distal end of the second arm is moved proximally toward the distal end of the first arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Paul SMITH, Matthew R. Jagelski, Naroun Suon, Kevin J. McElwee, Shawn Ryan, Alex Sekulic
  • Publication number: 20150218520
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for isolating hair follicle mesenchymal stem cells and to the use thereof for therapy and prophylaxis as well as for cosmetic treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Rolf HOFFMANN, Kevin J. MCELWEE
  • Patent number: 8431400
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for isolating hair follicle mesenchymal stem cells and to the use thereof for therapy and prophylaxis as well as for cosmetic treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: TrichoScience Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Rolf Hoffmann, Kevin J. McElwee