Patents by Inventor Marcia Buiser

Marcia Buiser 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: 10813945
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, aneurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Michael Madden, Arthur R. Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Publication number: 20190343872
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, ancurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: George Bourne, Michael Madden, Arthur R. Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Patent number: 10398724
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, ancurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Michael Madden, Arthur R. Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Patent number: 9907555
    Abstract: Described herein are various implant delivery methods and systems that include a detachable link for connecting an implantable device and a control wire. The detachable link can include an elongate body comprising a first arm with a mating surface having a slot extending the width of the elongate body and a second arm having a mating surface that includes a extension portion adapted to mate with the slot. A guide member can extend between the first and second arms and inhibit relative transverse and/or rotational movement between the first and second arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcia Buiser, Christopher Nardone
  • Patent number: 8726931
    Abstract: Pressure activated valves for catheters with improved tolerance of high pressure and high flow conditions are described. Embodiments of the valve comprise a flexible membrane with one or more linear slits therethrough, and means for applying tension to the flexible membrane in-line with the linear slits. The application of tension may optionally be facilitated by structural features of both the flexible membrane and the valve housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Navilyst Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcia Buiser, Damon Casiello, Charles R. Aubin, Paul E. Karnafel
  • Publication number: 20140072636
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, ancurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Michael Madden, Arthur R. Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Patent number: 8585723
    Abstract: Vessel occlusion method including the steps of positioning a coil anchor in a large diameter blood vessel, wherein the coil anchor includes a radially expandable sidewall, a proximal opening dimensioned to receive an embolic coil, a distal opening, and the coil anchor further comprising at least one coil retaining element configured to retain an embolic coil within the blood vessel. The vessel occlusion method further including the steps of expanding the coil anchor within the blood vessel; and delivering at least one embolic coil into the blood vessel, wherein the retaining element prevents the at least one embolic coil from migrating downstream of the coil anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientifc Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Nardone, Marcia Buiser
  • Patent number: 8586071
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, aneurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Michael Madden, Arthur R. Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymon Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Patent number: 8562642
    Abstract: A resection device includes an elongated probe shaft and a tissue resection member disposed at a distal end of the elongated probe shaft. The tissue resection member has a cutting surface configured for being placed in contact with tissue. In one aspect of the invention, at least one ejection port is located adjacent to the cutting surface of the tissue resection member, wherein the at least one ejection port is coupled to a source of a polymerizable hemostasis-promoting material that is delivered to the resection site of interest. In certain embodiments, polymerization of the hemostasis-promoting material may be accelerated by application of heat, radiofrequency energy, or ultra violet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold E. Oyola, Marcia Buiser, Paul DiCarlo
  • Patent number: 8398696
    Abstract: The present invention includes an introducer sheath. The sheath may comprise a first proximal elongated section having a first outer diameter and a first inner diameter, and a main body elongated section having a second inner diameter and a second outer diameter, wherein the second outer diameter is larger than the first outer diameter. The sheath may further include a distal section having an outer wall that tapers from the second outer diameter of the main body elongated section to a smaller distal outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcia Buiser, Ashley Seehusen, Christopher J. Elliott, Aidan O'Connor, Patrick G. O'Connor, Mike Sheehy
  • Patent number: 8394400
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, aneurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Mike Madden, Art Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Publication number: 20120256114
    Abstract: Pressure activated valves for catheters with improved tolerance of high pressure and high flow conditions are described. Embodiments of the valve comprise a flexible membrane with one or more linear slits therethrough, and means for applying tension to the flexible membrane in-line with the linear slits. The application of tension may optionally be facilitated by structural features of both the flexible membrane and the valve housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Navilyst Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcia Buiser, Damon Casiello, Charles R. Aubin, Paul E. Karnafel
  • Publication number: 20120095501
    Abstract: Vessel occlusion method including the steps of positioning a coil anchor in a large diameter blood vessel, wherein the coil anchor includes a radially expandable sidewall, a proximal opening dimensioned to receive an embolic coil, a distal opening, and the coil anchor further comprising at least one coil retaining element configured to retain an embolic coil within the blood vessel. The vessel occlusion method further including the steps of expanding the coil anchor within the blood vessel; and delivering at least one embolic coil into the blood vessel, wherein the retaining element prevents the at least one embolic coil from migrating downstream of the coil anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Nardone, Marcia Buiser
  • Publication number: 20120059250
    Abstract: An implantable port for accessing internal body structures, the port comprises a proximal housing including an opening providing access to an interior of the port and a distal housing adapted for assembly with the proximal housing, the distal housing including a reservoir which, when the distal housing is mated with the proximal housing is in fluid communication with the opening of the proximal housing in combination with a radiopaque element in one of the proximal and distal housings, a shape of the radiopaque element identifying, when imaged, a structural characteristic of the port not otherwise identifiable visually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Navilyst Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff GRAY, Marcia BUISER
  • Patent number: 8075536
    Abstract: An implantable port for accessing internal body structures, the port comprises a proximal housing including an opening providing access to an interior of the port and a distal housing adapted for assembly with the proximal housing, the distal housing including a reservoir which, when the distal housing is mated with the proximal housing is in fluid communication with the opening of the proximal housing in combination with a radiopaque element in one of the proximal and distal housings, a shape of the radiopaque element identifying, when imaged, a structural characteristic of the port not otherwise identifiable visually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Navilyst Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Gray, Marcia Buiser
  • Publication number: 20110172691
    Abstract: A resection device includes an elongated probe shaft and a tissue resection member disposed at a distal end of the elongated probe shaft. The tissue resection member has a cutting surface configured for being placed in contact with tissue. In one aspect of the invention, at least one ejection port is located adjacent to the cutting surface of the tissue resection member, wherein the at least one ejection port is coupled to a source of a polymerizable hemostasis-promoting material that is delivered to the resection site of interest. In certain embodiments, polymerization of the hemostasis-promoting material may be accelerated by application of heat, radiofrequency energy, or ultra violet light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Arnold E. Oyola, Marcia Buiser, Paul DiCarlo
  • Patent number: 7951402
    Abstract: A drug delivery particle including a reservoir region having primarily large pores and a metering region. The particle can be highly spherical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Janel Lanphere, Erin McKenna, Wendy Naimark, Marcia Buiser, Stephan Mangin
  • Publication number: 20110087093
    Abstract: A medical device at least partially insertable into a patient. The device comprises a catheter portion comprising a flexible tube that is at least partially insertable into the patient, and a valve portion proximal to the catheter portion. The valve portion comprises a planar flexible member comprising first and second valve portions separated from one another by an internal slit. The thickness of the planar flexible member at the internal slit is less than the thickness of the planar flexible member at any other location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: Navilyst Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcia BUISER
  • Publication number: 20110064774
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, aneurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Mike Madden, Art Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Patent number: 7727555
    Abstract: Particles and related methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of making particles can include forming a stream of a mixture including first and second materials, exposing the stream to a vibration, and treating the stream to form particles. The vibration can have, for example, a sinusoidal, triangular, and/or sawtooth waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific SciMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul DiCarlo, Janel Lanphere, Thomas V. Casey, II, Marcia Buiser, Erin McKenna