Patents by Inventor Mark A. Hamm

Mark A. Hamm 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: 10387007
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a tiled video display is shown on a screen of a display device. The tiled video display includes a plurality of video tiles that each show video content of a different video stream. The video tiles are arranged on the screen according to a tiling layout. A user interface (UI) is shown on a touch sensitive screen of a wireless mobile device separate from the display device. The UI includes a plurality of UI tiles that each correspond to a respective video tile of the tiled video display. The UI tiles are arranged on the virtual display screen according to the tiling layout of the video tiles. In response to a gesture over at least a portion of a particular one of the UI tiles on the touch sensitive screen, a modification is made to both the particular UI tile and a correspond video tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Savant Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael C. Silva, Mark Tubinis, Christopher Perry, Nicholas J. Cipollo, Duarte M. Avelar, James F. Allen, David W. Tatzel, Andrew Hamm
  • Patent number: 8175682
    Abstract: An imaging transducer assembly is combined with a sensor of a medical positioning system, forming a transducer/sensor assembly. In one embodiment, the sensor includes a coil proximally coupled with the imaging transducer. A cable having first and second wires are proximally coupled to the coil. A non-conductive potting layer is wrapped around the coil. Traces are formed in the non-conductive potting layer that are used to electrically couple the imaging transducer with the first and second wires of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hamm, Louis J. Barbato, Isaac Ostrovsky
  • Publication number: 20120010466
    Abstract: An imaging transducer assembly is combined with a sensor of a medical positioning system, forming a transducer/sensor assembly. In one embodiment, the sensor includes a coil proximally coupled with the imaging transducer. A cable having first and second wires are proximally coupled to the coil. A non-conductive potting layer is wrapped around the coil. Traces are formed in the non-conductive potting layer that are used to electrically couple the imaging transducer with the first and second wires of the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hamm, Louis J. Barbato, Isaac Ostrovsky
  • Patent number: 8052603
    Abstract: An imaging transducer assembly is combined with a sensor of a medical positioning system, forming a transducer/sensor assembly. In one embodiment, the sensor includes a coil proximally coupled with the imaging transducer. A cable having first and second wires are proximally coupled to the coil. A non-conductive potting layer is wrapped around the coil. Traces are formed in the non-conductive potting layer that are used to electrically couple the imaging transducer with the first and second wires of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hamm, Louis J. Barbato, Isaac Ostrovsky
  • Publication number: 20110208041
    Abstract: An imaging transducer assembly is combined with a sensor of a medical positioning system, forming a transducer/sensor assembly. In one embodiment, the sensor includes a coil proximally coupled with the imaging transducer. A cable having first and second wires are proximally coupled to the coil. A non-conductive potting layer is wrapped around the coil. Traces are formed in the non-conductive potting layer that are used to electrically couple the imaging transducer with the first and second wires of the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hamm, Louis J. Barbato, Isaac Ostrovsky
  • Patent number: 7951081
    Abstract: An imaging transducer assembly is combined with a sensor of a medical positioning system, forming a transducer/sensor assembly. In one embodiment, the sensor includes a coil proximally coupled with the imaging transducer. A cable having first and second wires are proximally coupled to the coil. A non-conductive potting layer is wrapped around the coil. Traces are formed in the non-conductive potting layer that are used to electrically couple the imaging transducer with the first and second wires of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hamm, Louis J. Barbato, Isaac Ostrovsky
  • Publication number: 20110046522
    Abstract: In a first embodiment, an ultrasound energy delivery assembly includes a waveguide and a catheter having a capture member. The capture member extends radially inward from an interior surface of the catheter into a lumen of the catheter and is configured to retain the enlarged distal tip so that the enlarged distal tip is temporarily prevented from moving proximally. In a second embodiment, an ultrasound energy delivery assembly includes a waveguide and a sheath covering at least a portion of the waveguide. In a third embodiment, an ultrasound energy delivery assembly includes a waveguide and a dual lumen catheter having a capture member. In a fourth embodiment, an ultrasound energy delivery assembly includes a waveguide and a catheter having a proximal waveguide lumen and a proximal guide wire lumen that merges with the proximal waveguide lumen at their respective distal ends to form a distal lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: Huey Chan, Sean McFerran, Stephen Porter, Del Kjos, Steve Forcucci, David Constantine, Jeffrey J. Vaitekunas, Katie Kane, Mark Hamm
  • Publication number: 20100256632
    Abstract: A large area thermal ablation apparatus for use with an endoscope includes a housing and at least one electrode. The housing is removably attachable to a distal terminating end of the endoscope. The housing includes an outer surface and a cross-sectional area that is at least as large as a cross-sectional area of the distal terminating end of the endoscope. The electrode is supported by the outer surface of the housing. The electrode is capable of delivering energy to a tissue region inside a body to ablate the tissue region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. Crowley, Mark A. Hamm
  • Patent number: 7749159
    Abstract: A large area thermal ablation apparatus for use with an endoscope includes a housing and at least one electrode. The housing is removably attachable to a distal terminating end of the endoscope. The housing includes an outer surface and a cross-sectional area that is at least as large as a cross-sectional area of the distal terminating end of the endoscope. The electrode is supported by the outer surface of the housing. The electrode is capable of delivering energy to a tissue region inside a body to ablate the tissue region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Crowley, Mark A. Hamm
  • Patent number: 7613503
    Abstract: An imaging device such as a catheter has a plurality of infusion holes adapted to infuse liquid into the blood stream while substantially preventing radial jetting. An example imaging catheter includes an elongated member, having distal and proximal ends, an axis, a lumen along the axis, and an outer surface. Preferably, a plurality of infusion holes are defined along the axis of said elongated member between the lumen and the outer surface. The plurality of infusion holes may be tapered from the outer surface to the lumen. Further, the plurality of infusion holes may be angled outwardly toward the proximal end of the elongated member. The size, shape, spacing and configuration of the infusion holes may be varied as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Hamm
  • Patent number: 7585320
    Abstract: A medical device and system capable of providing on-demand delivery of biologically active material to a body lumen patient, and a method of making such medical device. A first coating layer comprising a biologically active material and optionally a polymeric material is disposed on the surface of the medical device. A second coating layer comprising magnetic particles and a polymeric material is disposed on the first coating layer. The second coating layer, which is substantially free of a biologically active material, protects the biologically active material prior to delivery. The system includes the medical device and a source of energy, such as an electromagnetic or mechanical vibrational energy. When the patient is exposed to the energy source, the magnetic particles move out of the second coating layer and create channels therein through which the biologically active material can be released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A Hamm, Louis J Barbato, Robert J Crowley, Wendy Naimark, Hatal Patel
  • Publication number: 20080039728
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to catheters and related systems and methods. In some embodiments, a catheter defines a lumen and an aperture extending from an outer surface of the catheter to the lumen, and a waveguide is disposed within the lumen of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Dharmendra Pal, Michael Amato, Brian Connor, Douglas Hutchison, Mark A. Hamm, Stephen Forcucci
  • Patent number: 7314448
    Abstract: An improved medical imaging device assembly includes an imaging transducer coupled to the distal end of a drive shaft, and a conductive wire is wrapped around a distal portion of the drive shaft, wherein the conductive wire reinforces the imaging device assembly. In one embodiment, the conductive wire is part of a sensor adapted to communicate with a medical positioning system. In another embodiment, the conductive wire is configured to be a matching circuit for the imaging transducer. The conductive wire may be configured to be in parallel with the imaging transducer or configured to be in series with the imaging transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis J. Barbato, Isaac Ostrovsky, Paul Goll, Thomas C. Moore, Douglas M. Petty, Mark Hamm, Richard Romley
  • Patent number: 7273452
    Abstract: A disposable imaging catheter that produces high resolution, color images comparable to those obtained from an endoscope. The device may also be made to function as a guidewire. The device may also include a sheath which slides over the catheter body for stiffening and which may include a working channel for accepting interventional devices, as well as LEDs to illuminate the field of view. The vision catheter system includes a detector assembly, scanning mechanism, and distal objective lens. In one embodiment, a photodetector is mated to a lens/pinhole assembly that allows the detector to read light from a small discrete point. This assembly is then scanned in raster or spiral patterns via electric wire coils that actuate a magnetic scan plate to read the area of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis J. Barbato, Mark A. Hamm, Yem Chin
  • Publication number: 20070010871
    Abstract: A medical device and system capable of providing on-demand delivery of biologically active material to a body lumen patient, and a method of making such medical device. A first coating layer comprising a biologically active material and optionally a polymeric material is disposed on the surface of the medical device. A second coating layer comprising magnetic particles and a polymeric material is disposed on the first coating layer. The second coating layer, which is substantially free of a biologically active material, protects the biologically active material prior to delivery. The system includes the medical device and a source of energy, such as an electromagnetic or mechanical vibrational energy. When the patient is exposed to the energy source, the magnetic particles move out of the second coating layer and create channels therein through which the biologically active material can be released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Hamm, Louis Barbato, Robert Crowley, Wendy Naimark, Hatal Patel
  • Patent number: 7101394
    Abstract: A medical device and system capable of providing on-demand delivery of biologically active material to a body lumen patient, and a method of making such medical device. A first coating layer comprising a biologically active material and optionally a polymeric material is disposed on the surface of the medical device. A second coating layer comprising magnetic particles and a polymeric material is disposed on the first coating layer. The second coating layer, which is substantially free of a biologically active material, protects the biologically active material prior to delivery. The system includes the medical device and a source of energy, such as an electromagnetic or mechanical vibrational energy. When the patient is exposed to the energy source, the magnetic particles move out of the second coating layer and create channels therein through which the biologically active material can be released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A Hamm, Louis J Barbato, Robert J Crowley, Wendy Naimark, Hatal Patel
  • Publication number: 20060020264
    Abstract: A large area thermal ablation apparatus for use with an endoscope includes a housing and at least one electrode. The housing is removably attachable to a distal terminating end of the endoscope. The housing includes an outer surface and a cross-sectional area that is at least as large as a cross-sectional area of the distal terminating end of the endoscope. The electrode is supported by the outer surface of the housing. The electrode is capable of delivering energy to a tissue region inside a body to ablate the tissue region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Crowley, Mark Hamm
  • Publication number: 20050197534
    Abstract: A disposable imaging catheter that produces high resolution, color images comparable to those obtained from an endoscope. The device may also be made to function as a guidewire. The device may also include a sheath which slides over the catheter body for stiffening and which may include a working channel for accepting interventional devices, as well as LEDs to illuminate the field of view. The vision catheter system includes a detector assembly, scanning mechanism, and distal objective lens. In one embodiment, a photodetector is mated to a lens/pinhole assembly that allows the detector to read light from a small discrete point. This assembly is then scanned in raster or spiral patterns via electric wire coils that actuate a magnetic scan plate to read the area of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Louis Barbato, Mark Hamm, Yem Chin
  • Patent number: 6932812
    Abstract: A large area thermal ablation apparatus for use with an endoscope includes a housing and at least one electrode. The housing is removably attachable to a distal terminating end of the endoscope. The housing includes an outer surface and a cross-sectional area that is at least as large as a cross-sectional area of the distal terminating end of the endoscope. The electrode is supported by the outer surface of the housing. The electrode is capable of delivering energy to a tissue region inside a body to ablate the tissue region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Crowley, Mark A. Hamm
  • Publication number: 20050085716
    Abstract: An imaging transducer assembly is combined with a sensor of a medical positioning system, forming a transducer/sensor assembly. In one embodiment, the sensor includes a coil proximally coupled with the imaging transducer. A cable having first and second wires are proximally coupled to the coil. A non-conductive potting layer is wrapped around the coil. Traces are formed in the non-conductive potting layer that are used to electrically couple the imaging transducer with the first and second wires of the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Hamm, Louis Barbato, Isaac Ostrovsky