Patents by Inventor KEVIN ROBERT POPPE

KEVIN ROBERT POPPE 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: 20200015968
    Abstract: A system for delivering an implantable medical device includes an outer sheath drive assembly and an actuation shaft drive assembly. The outer sheath drive assembly is configured to cause an outer sheath to translate relative to a handle, and includes an outer sheath drive motor. The actuation shaft drive assembly is configured to cause an actuation shaft to translate relative to the handle, and includes an actuation shaft drive motor. The outer sheath drive motor and/or the actuation shaft drive motor may be removed from the system, and the outer sheath drive assembly and/or the actuation shaft drive assembly may instead be manually driven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Bradley S. Swehla, Christopher Jay Scheff, Eric Gagner
  • Publication number: 20190329002
    Abstract: A system for delivering an implantable medical device includes a handle housing. An outer sheath is coupler secured to a proximal end of an outer sheath that is configured to cover at least a portion of the implantable medical device. An outer sheath drive assembly is operably coupled to the outer sheath coupler and is configured to translate the outer sheath relative to the handle housing. An actuation shaft coupler is secured to a proximal end of an activation shaft. An actuation shaft drive assembly is operably coupled to the actuation shaft coupler and is configured to cause the actuation shaft to translate relative to the handle housing and shift the implantable medical device from a first position and a second position in which the implantable medical device is radially expanded relative to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Christopher Jay Scheff, Bradley S. Swehla, Peter James Keogh, Stephen J. Burke, Michael J. Kane
  • Publication number: 20190328564
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example system for delivering an implantable medical device includes a handle member including a seal assembly, wherein the seal assembly includes an outer sheath seal assembly coupled to an outer sheath, the outer sheath including a curved portion, the outer sheath seal assembly being translatable relative to the handle. The seal assembly also includes a first fixed seal assembly fixed relative to the handle, the first fixed seal assembly including a first alignment surface and a compression shaft coupled to the first fixed seal assembly. Additionally, first alignment surface is designed to align the compression shaft with at least a portion of the outer sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Christopher Jay Scheff, Bradley S. Swehla
  • Publication number: 20190328523
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example system for delivering an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft and an inner catheter, each having a proximal end, a distal portion and a lumen extending therein, wherein the inner catheter extends within a portion of the outer shaft lumen. The system also includes an actuation shaft extending within a portion of the inner catheter lumen, wherein a distal end of the actuation shaft is coupled to the implantable medical device. The system also includes a guidewire shaft extending within a portion of the inner catheter lumen and a coupling component including a distal end region, a proximal end region and a length, wherein the actuation shaft and the guidewire shaft are coupled to the coupling component such that actuation of the coupling component translates the actuation shaft and the tubular guidewire shaft simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Christopher Jay Scheff, Bradley S. Swehla
  • Publication number: 20190224004
    Abstract: A delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft defining an outer shaft lumen and an inner shaft translatable within the outer shaft lumen, the inner shaft defining a lumen extending through the inner shaft. An actuation mechanism extends through the lumen and includes a coupler, a force translation rod that extends proximally from the coupler and a plurality of push pull rods that extend distally from the coupler and that releasably couple to the implantable medical device. The force translation rod includes a transition in electromagnetic permeability. The delivery system includes an inductive coil disposed relative to the force translation rod and positioned to detect a change in inductance resulting from the transition in electromagnetic permeability passing through the inductive coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Kevin Robert Poppe, Stephen J. Burke, Daniel J. Foster, Peter James Keogh, Bradley S. Swehla, Christopher Jay Scheff, Laura Kathryn Irvine
  • Publication number: 20190223909
    Abstract: A drive assembly for use with a delivery catheter for delivering an implantable medical device includes a drive motor configured to be operably coupled to an inner shaft of the delivery catheter such that operation of the drive motor causes the inner shaft to translate relative to the outer shaft and a controller. The controller is configured to receive a position signal from a position sensor indicating a position of the implantable medical device relative to the outer shaft as well as a motor signal indicating a rotational position of an output shaft of the drive motor. The controller is configured to output a control signal instructing operation of the drive motor based upon the indicated rotational position of the output shaft of the drive motor and the indicated position of the implantable medical device relative to the outer shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Peter James Keogh, Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Stephen J. Burke
  • Publication number: 20190224010
    Abstract: A delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft and an inner shaft translatable within the outer shaft. An internally exposed coil is disposed within the inner shaft and is electrically coupled to an externally exposed coil that can be used to inductively transmit a current flowing through the internally exposed coil. An actuation member extends within the inner shaft and includes a coupler, a force translation rod that extends proximally from the coupler and a plurality of push pull rods that extend distally from the coupler and that releasably couple to the implantable medical device. As the force translation rod moves relative to the internally exposed coil, an impedance varies in accordance with relative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Daniel J. Foster, Stephen J. Burke, Kevin Robert Poppe, Peter James Keogh, Christopher Jay Scheff, Bradley S. Swehla, Laura Kathryn Irvine
  • Publication number: 20180318546
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example system for delivering an implantable medical device includes a handle member including a seal assembly, wherein the seal assembly includes a turnbuckle assembly including a stationary member and a cap coupled to the stationary member. Further, the stationary member is coupled to an inner member and the cap is coupled to an exoskeleton disposed along an outer surface of the inner member. Additionally, the cap is designed to shift relative to the stationary member such that the exoskeleton is put in compression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Christopher Jay Scheff, Bradley S. Swehla
  • Publication number: 20180263773
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example system for delivering an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft having a proximal end, a distal portion and a lumen extending therein. The system includes an inner catheter, wherein the inner catheter extends within at least a portion of the lumen of the outer shaft. The system also includes an actuation shaft extending within a portion of the lumen of the inner shaft, wherein a distal end of the actuation shaft is coupled to a coupling member. The system also includes a plurality of translation members coupled to the implantable medical device and the coupling member. The system also includes a grouping coil wound around at least a portion of each of the plurality of translation members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Bradley S. Swehla, Christopher Jay Scheff
  • Publication number: 20180263771
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an inner shaft having a proximal end region, a distal end region, a non-circular lumen extending therethrough. The delivery system also includes a tension resistance member extending at least partially between the proximal end region and the distal end region, a deployment catheter disposed along the outer surface of the shaft, and an actuation shaft disposed within the non-circular lumen. Further, the actuation shaft is coupled to the implantable medical device and translation of the actuation shaft shifts the implantable medical device from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Bradley S. Swehla, Christopher Jay Scheff
  • Publication number: 20180140323
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may be a medical device with increased compression resistance. The medical device may include an elongate shaft having a proximal end region, a distal end region, a lumen extending therethrough, and a tension resistance member extending at least partially between the proximal end region and the distal end region. An exoskeleton may be disposed along an outer surface of the shaft. The exoskeleton may include a plurality of discrete segments engaged with one another. At least one of the segments may be coupled to the tension resistance member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL J. FOSTER, KEVIN ROBERT POPPE, BRADLEY S. SWEHLA, CHRISTOPHER JAY SCHEFF