Patents by Inventor Mark D. Wood

Mark D. Wood 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: 20220290153
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RNAi agents, e.g., double stranded RNA (dsRNA) agents, targeting the Angiopoietin-like 3 (ANGPTL3) gene. The invention also relates to methods of using such RNAi agents to inhibit expression of an ANGPTL3 gene and to methods of preventing and treating an ANGPTL3-associated disorder, e.g., a disorder of lipid metabolism, such as hyperlipidemia or hypertriglyceridemia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Lucas D. BonDurant, Mark K. Schlegel, Jeffrey Zuber, Lauren Blair Woods, Tyler Chickering
  • Publication number: 20220233059
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present disclosure, a device may include a shaft having a distal end, and a tip at the distal end of the shaft. The tip may include an opening defined by a surface of the tip. An instrument inserted through the shaft may extend distally out of the opening. The device also may include an elevator for engaging the instrument. The elevator may include a proximal end fixed relative to the surface of the tip, a proximal portion extending distally from the proximal end, and a distal portion extending distally from the proximal portion. A force exerted on the elevator bends the proximal portion to deflect the distal portion without bending of the distal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew CALABRESE, Mark D. WOOD, Gregory Thomas HUGHES, Brian GAFFNEY
  • Publication number: 20220175220
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a medical device for accessing a patient's body portion and used for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. Embodiments of the invention may include a particular endoscopic positioning mechanism for placing an endoscope and an additional treatment device within desired body portions in order to assist in diagnosis and treatment of anatomical diseases and disorders. In particular, a medical device according to an embodiment of the invention may include an outer flexible tube and a positioning mechanism configured for rotating one portion of the flexible tube relative to another portion of the flexible tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. WOOD, Gary J. LEANNA
  • Patent number: 11330965
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present disclosure, a device may include a shaft having a distal end, and a tip at the distal end of the shaft. The tip may include an opening defined by a surface of the tip. An instrument inserted through the shaft may extend distally out of the opening. The device also may include an elevator for engaging the instrument. The elevator may include a proximal end fixed relative to the surface of the tip, a proximal portion extending distally from the proximal end, and a distal portion extending distally from the proximal portion. A force exerted on the elevator bends the proximal portion to deflect the distal portion without bending of the distal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Calabrese, Mark D. Wood, Gregory Thomas Hughes, Brian Gaffney
  • Patent number: 11284778
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a medical device for accessing a patient's body portion and used for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. Embodiments of the invention may include a particular endoscopic positioning mechanism for placing an endoscope and an additional treatment device within desired body portions in order to assist in diagnosis and treatment of anatomical diseases and disorders. In particular, a medical device according to an embodiment of the invention may include an outer flexible tube and a positioning mechanism configured for rotating one portion of the flexible tube relative to another portion of the flexible tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, Gary J. Leanna
  • Publication number: 20220004573
    Abstract: A system that is capable of generating a multiplicity of representations from a set of multimedia objects, each with a potentially different form, is disclosed. In addition, a system that is capable of generating representations that include thematic groupings in addition to the traditional purely sequential groupings is disclosed. Analysis of metadata to generate derived metadata creates a more comprehensive repository of information about media assets. Using the abundance of metadata, embodiments of the methods disclosed teach uniquely grouping and prioritizing media assets into a storyboard, which is in turn mapped onto view-based representations based on a selected output modality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Kodak Alaris, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, Madirakshi Das, Peter O. Stubler
  • Publication number: 20210361153
    Abstract: An endoscope may include a shaft having a longitudinal axis, a first image sensor facing a distal direction, and a second image sensor facing a lateral direction. The endoscope may further include a tubular member having a lumen, the lumen having a distal-end opening and defining a longitudinal axis through a center of the lumen. The tubular member may be movable between a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration of the tubular member, the longitudinal axis of the lumen may be parallel to the longitudinal axis of the shaft. In the second configuration of the tubular member, the longitudinal axis of the lumen may extend through a lateral opening in a wall of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew CALABRESE, Louis J. BARBATO, Brian GAFFNEY, Mark D. WOOD
  • Patent number: 11182590
    Abstract: A method for determining an impact score for a digital image includes providing the digital image wherein the digital image includes faces; using a processor to determine an image feature for the faces; using the processor to compute an object impact score for the faces, wherein the object impact score is based at least upon one of the determined image features; weighting the object impact score for the faces based on one of the determined image features for a face; using the processor to compute an impact score for the digital image by combining the weighted object impact scores for the faces in the image; and storing the computed impact score in a processor accessible memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Raymond William Ptucha, Alexander C. Loui, Mark D. Wood, David K. Rhoda, David Kloosterman, Joseph Anthony Manico
  • Patent number: 11170037
    Abstract: A system that is capable of generating a multiplicity of representations from a set of multimedia objects, each with a potentially different form, is disclosed. In addition, a system that is capable of generating representations that include thematic groupings in addition to the traditional purely sequential groupings is disclosed. Analysis of metadata to generate derived metadata creates a more comprehensive repository of information about media assets. Using the abundance of metadata, embodiments of the methods disclosed teach uniquely grouping and prioritizing media assets into a storyboard, which is in turn mapped onto view-based representations based on a selected output modality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, Madirakshi Das, Peter O. Stubler
  • Publication number: 20210322194
    Abstract: The reconstrainment band includes a hollow generally tubular shaped band having proximal and distal ends and having an exterior surface for engaging a stent and an interior surface for engaging a delivery tube. The exterior surface has at least one fin projecting therefrom along the longitudinal axis of the band. The fin has at least one obtusely shaped surface relative to the longitudinal axis and facing one of the ends. The reconstrainment band is included in a delivery device for intraluminally positioning and deploying a radially distensible stent. Reconstrainment of a partially deployed stent is provided by the delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MARK D. WOOD, JOHN J. DAMARATI, JOHN O. McWEENEY
  • Patent number: 11116391
    Abstract: An endoscope may include a shaft having a longitudinal axis, a first image sensor facing a distal direction, and a second image sensor facing a lateral direction. The endoscope may further include a tubular member having a lumen, the lumen having a distal-end opening and defining a longitudinal axis through a center of the lumen. The tubular member may be movable between a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration of the tubular member, the longitudinal axis of the lumen may be parallel to the longitudinal axis of the shaft. In the second configuration of the tubular member, the longitudinal axis of the lumen may extend through a lateral opening in a wall of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Calabrese, Louis J. Barbato, Brian Gaffney, Mark D. Wood
  • Patent number: 11065141
    Abstract: The reconstrainment band includes a hollow generally tubular shaped band having proximal and distal ends and having an exterior surface for engaging a stent and an interior surface for engaging a delivery tube. The exterior surface has at least one fin projecting therefrom along the longitudinal axis of the band. The fin has at least one obtusely shaped surface relative to the longitudinal axis and facing one of the ends. The reconstrainment band is included in a delivery device for intraluminally positioning and deploying a radially distensible stent. Reconstrainment of a partially deployed stent is provided by the delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, John J. Damarati, John O. McWeeney
  • Publication number: 20210162182
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods are disclosed. An example method for accessing a body lumen may include providing a catheter system. The catheter system may include a catheter shaft having a lumen defined therein and an outer wall surface having a channel formed therein. A first guidewire may be disposed in the channel and a second guidewire may be disposed in the lumen. The method may also include advancing the catheter system through a body lumen to a location where the body lumen splits into a first section and a second section, advancing the first guidewire into the first section, and advancing the second guidewire into the second section, and advancing the catheter shaft along the second guidewire and into the second section. Advancing the catheter shaft along the second guidewire and into the second section may remove at least a portion of the first guidewire from the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MARK D. WOOD, JOHN DEANE
  • Patent number: 10925761
    Abstract: A stent loading and deployment device includes an outer elongate tubular member having opposed proximal and distal ends and an inner elongate tubular member having opposed proximal and distal ends and slidably disposed within the outer tubular member. When the distal ends of the outer tubular member and the inner tubular member are axially aligned, a stent deployment region is defined there in between. The device further includes a stent loading member having opposed proximal and distal ends and slidably disposed between the outer tubular member and the inner tubular member. The distal end of the stent loading member is slidable to a distal position past the distal end of the outer tubular member for receiving a stent and is further slidable toward the proximal end of the outer tubular member to a location past the stent deployment region for disengagement of a stent from the stent loading member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: F. Anthony Headley, Jr., John Damarati, Gary J. Leanna, Mark D. Wood
  • Patent number: 10905859
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods are disclosed. An example method for accessing a body lumen may include providing a catheter system. The catheter system may include a catheter shaft having a lumen defined therein and an outer wall surface having a channel formed therein. A first guidewire may be disposed in the channel and a second guidewire may be disposed in the lumen. The method may also include advancing the catheter system through a body lumen to a location where the body lumen splits into a first section and a second section, advancing the first guidewire into the first section, and advancing the second guidewire into the second section, and advancing the catheter shaft along the second guidewire and into the second section. Advancing the catheter shaft along the second guidewire and into the second section may remove at least a portion of the first guidewire from the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, John Deane
  • Patent number: 10863969
    Abstract: According to aspects of the present disclosure, a system for visualizing a target area may include an elongate shaft. The elongate shaft may include a distal portion, a lumen that extends longitudinally through the distal portion, and an opening at the distal end of the distal portion. The opening may be in communication with the lumen. The system also may include a visualization assembly housed within the distal portion of the elongate shaft. The visualization assembly may include a transducer array having a field of view in which the transducer array transceives sound waves. The field of view of the transducer array may cover at least part of the distal portion of the elongate shaft and the target area to facilitate visualization of the part of the distal portion of the elongate shaft and the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, Paul D. Aquilino, Ryan Hartman
  • Patent number: 10864069
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed primarily to a stent for use in the trachea. The stent has a nominally deployed state, an axially extended state and an axially compressed state. The stent has a length. In the axially extended state, the length is at least 20% greater than in the nominally deployed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Dane T. Seddon, Daniel Ross, Burns P. Doran, Sean P. Fleury, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20200252526
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a visualization device may include an image sensor, a lens for focusing light onto the image sensor, a first end, a second end opposite the first end, a lateral wall surface extending between the first end and the second end, and a coating on the lateral wall surface. The coating may include at least one of an electrically-insulating layer and a light-blocking layer, and may be deposited on the lateral wall surface using, for example, physical vapor deposition (PVD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance Adam FREESEMAN, Danielle FRANKSON, Benn HORRISBERGER, Kenneth GUNTER, Mark D. WOOD, Paul D. AQUILINO, James P. ROHL, James A. KLOS
  • Patent number: 10699684
    Abstract: Methods of creating one or more audio objects to accompany a sequence of multimedia objects are disclosed. According to one embodiment, the method includes using a processor to analyze the multimedia objects and corresponding recorded metadata to generate derived metadata. The method further receives a selection of one or more analysis tools that are configured to analyze the recorded and derived metadata. Next, a selected subset of multimedia objects are identified and sequenced, which will ultimately be coupled to and accompanied by one or more audio objects. Lastly, an embodiment of the present invention generates an audio track to accompany the selected subset of multimedia objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, Peter D. Wood
  • Patent number: 10666841
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a visualization device may include an image sensor, a lens for focusing light onto the image sensor, a first end, a second end opposite the first end, a lateral wall surface extending between the first end and the second end, and a coating on the lateral wall surface. The coating may include at least one of an electrically-insulating layer and a light-blocking layer, and may be deposited on the lateral wall surface using, for example, physical vapor deposition (PVD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance Adam Freeseman, Danielle Frankson, Benn Horrisberger, Kenneth Gunter, Mark D. Wood, Paul Daniel Aquilino, James P. Rohl, James A. Klos