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: 20180214290
    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: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: F. Anthony Headley, JR., John Damarati, Gary J. Leanna, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20180161186
    Abstract: An assembly for delivering an intraluminary member into a body lumen including a delivery catheter including an elongated tubular member, an elongated rod disposed within and slidingly engaged with the tubular member, a handle fixed to a proximal end of the rod, and at least one securing mechanism located on the handle, and a thread-like member removably secured to one end of the intraluminary member, the thread-like member extending between the intraluminary member and the handle, the at least one securing mechanism adapted to secure the thread-like member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: GARY J. LEANNA, MARK D. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20180147043
    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: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DANE T. SEDDON, DANIEL ROSS, BURNS P. DORAN, SEAN P. FLEURY, MARK D. WOOD
  • Patent number: 9943429
    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: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: F. Anthony Headley, Jr., John Damarati, Gary J. Leanna, Mark D. Wood
  • Patent number: 9913742
    Abstract: An assembly for delivering an intraluminary member into a body lumen including a delivery catheter including an elongated tubular member, an elongated rod disposed within and slidingly engaged with the tubular member, a handle fixed to a proximal end of the rod, and at least one securing mechanism located on the handle, and a thread-like member removably secured to one end of the intraluminary member, the thread-like member extending between the intraluminary member and the handle, the at least one securing mechanism adapted to secure the thread-like member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Gary J. Leanna, Mark D. Wood
  • Patent number: 9907640
    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: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Dane T. Seddon, Daniel Ross, Burns P. Doran, Sean P. Fleury, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170340782
    Abstract: A method for reducing mucus accumulation in an airway including disposing an implantable device within an airway, wherein the implantable device has a first end, a second end, and an inner surface defining a lumen extending from the first end to the second end; wherein at least a portion of the inner surface has a hydrophobic polymer coating thereon, wherein a polymer coating surface has dynamic water contact angles of 145 degrees or greater; and wherein the implantable device is constructed and arranged to maintain patency of the airway; wherein accumulation of mucus is reduced as compared to a similar implantable device without the hydrophobic portion of the inner surface. An implantable medical device having a superhydrophobic surface and a method of making an implantable medical device having a superhydrophobic surface are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: SEAN P. FLEURY, MARK D. WOOD, DANE T. SEDDON, LAURA ELIZABETH FIRSTENBERG, PAUL SMITH, GARY J. LEANNA, CLAUDE O. CLERC, JAMES WELDON, STEVEN E. WALAK
  • Patent number: 9764067
    Abstract: A method for reducing mucus accumulation in an airway including disposing an implantable device within an airway, wherein the implantable device has a first end, a second end, and an inner surface defining a lumen extending from the first end to the second end; wherein at least a portion of the inner surface has a hydrophobic polymer coating thereon, wherein a polymer coating surface has dynamic water contact angles of 145 degrees or greater; and wherein the implantable device is constructed and arranged to maintain patency of the airway; wherein accumulation of mucus is reduced as compared to a similar implantable device without the hydrophobic portion of the inner surface. An implantable medical device having a superhydrophobic surface and a method of making an implantable medical device having a superhydrophobic surface are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Sean P. Fleury, Mark D. Wood, Dane T. Seddon, Laura Elizabeth Firstenberg, Paul Smith, Gary J. Leanna, Claude O. Clerc, James Weldon, Steven E. Walak
  • Publication number: 20170238903
    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: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. WOOD, Paul D. AQUILINO, Ryan HARTMAN
  • Publication number: 20170134622
    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: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: 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
  • Patent number: 9597206
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an anti-migratory stent comprising a tubular structure having an exterior surface and a plurality of protrusions provided on the exterior surface. The plurality of protrusions includes a first set of protrusions and a second set of protrusions. Each of the first and second set of protrusions includes a base and an apex. The apex of each of the first set of protrusions is offset from the base of the first set of protrusions in a direction opposite a direction of offset of the apex of each of the second set of protrusions from the base of the second set of protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Dane T. Seddon, Sean P. Fleury, Mark D. Wood, Gary S. Kappel
  • Publication number: 20170046561
    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: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond William Ptucha, Alexander C. Loui, Mark D. Wood, David K. Rhoda, David Kloosterman, Joseph Anthony Manico
  • Patent number: 9552374
    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: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond William Ptucha, Alexander C. Loui, Mark D. Wood, David K. Rhoda, David Kloosterman, Joseph Anthony Manico
  • Patent number: 9524349
    Abstract: A method of identifying one or more particular images from an image collection, includes indexing the image collection to provide image descriptors for each image in the image collection such that each image is described by one or more of the image descriptors; receiving a query from a user specifying at least one keyword for an image search; and using the keyword(s) to search a second collection of tagged images to identify co-occurrence keywords. The method further includes using the identified co-occurrence keywords to provide an expanded list of keywords; using the expanded list of keywords to search the image descriptors to identify a set of candidate images satisfying the keywords; grouping the set of candidate images according to at least one of the image descriptors, and selecting one or more representative images from each grouping; and displaying the representative images to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, Alexander C. Loui
  • Publication number: 20160199622
    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: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: MARK D. WOOD, JOHN DEANE
  • Publication number: 20160143761
    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: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: MARK D. WOOD, JOHN J. DAMARATI, JOHN O. McWEENEY
  • Publication number: 20160135665
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include methods and systems for attaching an articulation section. In an embodiment, a medical instrument includes a first tubular member including a first end. The medical instrument also includes a second tubular member including a first end. The second tubular member includes a plurality of layers including an inner layer and a first layer including a fluorinated material. The inner layer includes a first section disposed under the first layer and a second section extending out from under the first layer. A portion of the first tubular member overlaps and is bonded to at least a portion of the second section of the inner layer of the second tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean P. FLEURY, Gary S. KAPPEL, Norman C. MAY, Dane T. SEDDON, Mark D. WOOD, Peter L. DAYTON
  • Patent number: 9278198
    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: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, John M. Deane
  • Patent number: 9272128
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include methods and systems for attaching an articulation section. In an embodiment, a medical instrument includes a first tubular member including a first end. The medical instrument also includes a second tubular member including a first end. The second tubular member includes a plurality of layers including an inner layer and a first layer including a fluorinated material. The inner layer includes a first section disposed under the first layer and a second section extending out from under the first layer. A portion of the first tubular member overlaps and is bonded to at least a portion of the second section of the inner layer of the second tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Dane T. Seddon, Sean P. Fleury, Mark D. Wood, Peter L. Dayton, Gary S. Kappel, Norman C. May
  • Patent number: 9253340
    Abstract: A digital camera, comprising an image sensor and an optical system for capturing an image of a scene and a wireless communication system. User interface elements are provided enabling a user to select a sharing destination for a captured digital image. A plurality of network pathways are identified for communication with the sharing destination using the wireless communication system. A priority is determined for each of the network pathways and the digital image is transmitted to the sharing destination using the highest priority network pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: John M. Bednarczyk, Mark D. Wood, Frank William Armstrong, Gregory R. Bryniarski