Patents by Inventor Mark Boden

Mark Boden 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: 10188535
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present disclosure provides medical devices that comprise a composite region comprising a binding polymer portion and an oriented fibrous polymer reinforcement portion, wherein the composite region is formed by a process that comprises heating and compressing one or more oriented polymer fibers. Other aspects of the present disclosure relative to methods of forming such medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Boden, Patrick Mather
  • Patent number: 10179190
    Abstract: Methods of treating tissue of a patient, e.g., tissue of an organ such that the bladder, are described. The methods may comprise inserting a medical device within the bladder; and injecting a composition to separate a first layer of tissue from a second layer of tissue. The composition may comprise at least one polysaccharide compound having a concentration ranging from approximately 0.05% to approximately 25% by weight, with respect to the total weight of the composition. The composition may at least partially separate the first layer of tissue from the second layer of tissue. At least one of the first layer of tissue or the second layer of tissue may be a detrusor muscle tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, David Shreeve, Mark Boden, Jonathan Zoll, Timothy Harrah, Steven Kangas, Kasyap Seethamraju, Deanna Cavallaro, Martin Phelan
  • Publication number: 20170120048
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a method for identifying a site with a patient for treatment. The method may include engaging a plurality electrodes with an interior wall of the patient at a plurality of locations. The method may also generating a virtual map of a plurality of electrodes, wherein each of the plurality of electrodes is displayed with a first indicia. The method may also include displaying each of the plurality of electrodes engaged with the interior wall with a second indicia, measuring electrical activity, identifying at least one site for treatment based on the measured resulting electrical activity, and displaying each of the plurality of electrodes identified for treatment with a third indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ding Sheng He, Sandra NAGALE, Allan Charles SHUROS, Charles GIBSON, Lynne SWANSON, Dennis WERNER, Timothy Paul HARRAH, Mark BODEN, Michael Charles PETERSON, Steven DIAMOND, Amedeo CHIAVETTA
  • Patent number: 9631042
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to copolymers having one or more polyisobutylene segments and one or more biodegradable polymer segments, to methods of making such copolymers, to medical articles that contain such copolymers, and to methods of making such medical articles. According to certain aspects of the invention, copolymers are provided, which comprise a plurality of polyisobutylene segments and a plurality of biodegradable polymer segments. According to certain aspects of the invention, copolymers are provided, which comprise urethane linkages, urea linkages, amide linkages, ester linkages, anhydride linkages, carbonate linkages, linkages commonly described as “click” chemistry linkages, and combinations of two or more types of such linkages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC., THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL
    Inventors: Mark Boden, Marlene C. Schwarz, Frederick H. Strickler, Rudolf Faust, Umaprasana Ojha, Tomoya Higashihara
  • Publication number: 20170035341
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for the treatment of bladder conditions using bladder visualization without the need for optical elements and for subsequent direct electrical pacing are provided. The systems, devices and methods generally apply pacing stimulus directly to the bladder wall, from one or more of the inner and outer bladder surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Shibaji Shome, Timothy Harrah, Mark Boden, Allan Shuros, Bryan Clark, Amedeo Chiavetta, Lynne Swanson, Dennis Werner
  • Publication number: 20160346430
    Abstract: Methods of treating tissue of a patient, e.g., tissue of an organ such that the bladder, are described. The methods may comprise inserting a medical device within the bladder; and injecting a composition to separate a first layer of tissue from a second layer of tissue. The composition may comprise at least one polysaccharide compound having a concentration ranging from approximately 0.05% to approximately 25% by weight, with respect to the total weight of the composition. The composition may at least partially separate the first layer of tissue from the second layer of tissue. At least one of the first layer of tissue or the second layer of tissue may be a detrusor muscle tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, David SHREEVE, Mark BODEN, Jonathan ZOLL, Timothy HARRAH, Steven KANGAS, Kasyap SEETHAMRAJU, Deanna CAVALLARO, Martin PHELAN
  • Publication number: 20160302868
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a system and method for ablating tissue. The method may comprise, for example, aligning a needle of a medical device with the target tissue; piercing tissue adjacent to the target tissue with the needle; sliding into the target tissue a laser fiber moveably disposed within the needle, wherein the needle is hollow and the laser fiber includes a prism; and delivering laser energy through the laser fiber and prism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Michael C. Larson, Mark Boden
  • Patent number: 9370645
    Abstract: A medical device including an outer balloon, an inner balloon, and at least one delivery unit is disclosed. The outer balloon defines a first internal cavity that remains in fluid communication with a first inflation lumen. The inner balloon is disposed within the first internal cavity, and defines a second internal cavity that is in fluid communication with a second inflation lumen. Each delivery unit includes at least one needle configured to pierce a tissue and at least one reservoir containing a material. Further, inflation of the outer balloon or the inner balloon is structured and arranged to deliver the material into the tissue through the needle lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James Rohl, Mary Byron, Joel Eggert, Sandra Nagale, Mark Boden, David Lehse
  • Patent number: 9220811
    Abstract: In various aspects, the present invention is directed to implantable neurostimulation leads and methods for their formation. In various additional aspects, the present invention is directed to medical devices having silicone-containing regions with overlying polymeric layers and to methods of forming the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Holman Overstreet, Anne M. Pianca, Janusz A. Kuzman, Aditya Pandit, Shaina Brito, Robert E. Richard, Kerri DiPietro, Frederick H. Strickler, Mark Boden, Lan Pham, William Orinski
  • Publication number: 20150203622
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to copolymers having one or more polyisobutylene segments and one or more biodegradable polymer segments, to methods of making such copolymers, to medical articles that contain such copolymers, and to methods of making such medical articles. According to certain aspects of the invention, copolymers are provided, which comprise a plurality of polyisobutylene segments and a plurality of biodegradable polymer segments. According to certain aspects of the invention, copolymers are provided, which comprise urethane linkages, urea linkages, amide linkages, ester linkages, anhydride linkages, carbonate linkages, linkages commonly described as “click” chemistry linkages, and combinations of two or more types of such linkages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Boden, Marlene C. Schwarz, Frederick H. Strickler, Rudolf Faust, Umaprasana Ojha, Tomoya Higashihara
  • Publication number: 20150045876
    Abstract: A stent having an inner surface and an outer surface, at least a portion of the outer surface of the stent comprising a dissolvable adhesive polymer or a degradable adhesive polymer disposed on at least a portion of the outer surface of the stent, the adhesive is activated by exposure to an aqueous environment, the dissolvable adhesive polymer dissolves over time in an aqueous environment, the dissolvable adhesive polymer or the degradable adhesive polymer has a surface tack of about 2 psi to about 14 psi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Claude O. Clerc, Gerald Fredrickson, Mark Boden
  • Patent number: 8911760
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to copolymers having one or more polyisobutylene segments and one or more biodegradable polymer segments, to methods of making such copolymers, to medical articles that contain such copolymers, and to methods of making such medical articles. According to certain aspects of the invention, copolymers are provided, which comprise a plurality of polyisobutylene segments and a plurality of biodegradable polymer segments. According to certain aspects of the invention, copolymers are provided, which comprise urethane linkages, urea linkages, amide linkages, ester linkages, anhydride linkages, carbonate linkages, linkages commonly described as “click” chemistry linkages, and combinations of two or more types of such linkages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., The University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Inventors: Mark Boden, Marlene C. Schwarz, Frederick H. Strickler, Rudolf Faust, Umaprasana Ojha, Tomoya Higashihara
  • Publication number: 20140276610
    Abstract: A medical device including an outer balloon, an inner balloon, and at least one delivery unit is disclosed. The outer balloon defines a first internal cavity that remains in fluid communication with a first inflation lumen. The inner balloon is disposed within the first internal cavity, and defines a second internal cavity that is in fluid communication with a second inflation lumen. Each delivery unit includes at least one needle configured to pierce a tissue and at least one reservoir containing a material. Further, inflation of the outer balloon or the inner balloon is structured and arranged to deliver the material into the tissue through the needle lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James ROHL, Mary BYRON, Joel EGGERT, Sandra NAGALE, Mark BODEN, David LEHSE
  • Patent number: 8709093
    Abstract: A tracheal stent is an expandable tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end, an inner surface, and an outer surface. Circumferentially adjacent surface protrusions extend outwardly from the outer surface of the expandable tubular member. These surface protrusions have an outer surface, a first lateral surface and a second lateral surface. When the tracheal stent is deployed, the outer surface of the surface protrusion applies a radial force to a wall of the trachea to remove an airway constriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Robida, Mark Boden
  • Patent number: 8652506
    Abstract: A block or graft copolymer includes a first block, and a second block different from the first block, wherein the first block is a poly(lactide-glycolide) copolymer. The polymers may be formulated in compositions with drug components for use in coating medical devices such as stents. Different blocks of the block or graft copolymer degrade in the body at different rates. The drug release profile from the coating is a combination the individual release rates of the different blocks and so can be controlled by controlling the selection and relative amounts of the respective blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Courtney Sikes, Mark Boden
  • Publication number: 20140018440
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, internal medical devices are provided, which contain at least one surface region that comprises a polymer brush. The polymer brush, in turn, contains one or more types of hydrophobic polymer chains and one or more types of hydrophilic polymer chains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Boden
  • Patent number: 8545865
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, internal medical devices are provided, which contain at least one surface region that comprises a polymer brush. The polymer brush, in turn, contains one or more types of hydrophobic polymer chains and one or more types of hydrophilic polymer chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Boden
  • Patent number: 8529934
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to crosslinkable and crosslinked polyisobutylene-based polymers, to compositions that contain such polymers, and to medical devices that are formed using such polymers. According to one aspect, the present invention pertains to crosslinkable and crosslinked compositions that comprise a copolymer that comprises a polyisobutylene segment and two or more reactive groups. According to another aspect, the present invention pertains to medical devices that contain such compositions. According to another aspect, the present invention pertains to methods of making medical devices using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shrojalkumar Desai, Mark Boden
  • Patent number: 8501831
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers, to methods of making such copolymers and to medical devices that contain such polymers. According to certain aspects of the invention, polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers are provided, which comprise a polyisobutylene segment, an additional polymeric segment that is not a polyisobutylene segment, and a segment comprising a residue of a diisocyanate. According to other aspects of the invention, polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers are provided, which comprise a polyisobutylene segment and end groups that comprise alkyl-, alkenyl- or alkynyl-chain-containing end groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Shrojalkumar Desai, Marlene C. Schwarz, Mark Boden, Mohan Krishnan, Michael C. Smith, Frederick H. Strickler, Daniel J. Cooke
  • Publication number: 20130030243
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, surgical meshes are provided which release one or more antimicrobial agents in an amount sufficient to reduce the risk of microbial infection upon implantation of the mesh. Other aspects of the invention pertain to methods of making and using such surgical meshes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Boden, Steve Kangas, Jeri'Ann Hiller, Bruce Forsyth