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: 20150374522
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an endoscopic stent delivery device. The device includes an endoscope having an elongate shaft including a proximal end, a distal end, an outer wall and a longitudinal working channel through the elongate shaft defining an inner wall of the elongate shaft; a stent juxtaposingly disposed to a distal portion of the inner wall; and an inner tubular member slidably disposed within the working channel and having a stent holding member engaging an interior portion of the stent for releasably securing the stent to the distal portion of the inner wall. The device may further include a viewing device disposed at the distal end of the endoscope and/or an illuminating device disposed at the distal end of the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, F. Anthony Headley, Gary J. Leanna
  • Publication number: 20150363409
    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: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, Madirakshi Das, Peter O. Stubler
  • Patent number: 9125761
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an endoscopic stent delivery device. The device includes an endoscope having an elongate shaft including a proximal end, a distal end, an outer wall and a longitudinal working channel through the elongate shaft defining an inner wall of the elongate shaft; a stent juxtaposingly disposed to a distal portion of the inner wall; and an inner tubular member slidably disposed within the working channel and having a stent holding member engaging an interior portion of the stent for releasably securing the stent to the distal portion of the inner wall. The device may further include a viewing device disposed at the distal end of the endoscope and/or an illuminating device disposed at the distal end of the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, F. Anthony Headley, Jr., Gary J. Leanna
  • Publication number: 20150227634
    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: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, Alexander C. Loui
  • Patent number: 9037569
    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: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, Alexander C. Loui
  • Patent number: 9009163
    Abstract: A method for searching a database of digital media assets that has been indexed according to a set of general indexers. The method includes receiving a search query and defining specialized search conditions by identifying one or more elements of the search query corresponding to one or more specialized indexers. General search conditions are defined by identifying elements of the search query corresponding to the general indexers. A subset of the digital media assets are identified by applying the general search conditions, and the subset of the digital media assets is indexed using the identified specialized indexers. The subset of the digital media assets are ranked by applying the specialized search conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Stacie L. Hibino, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20150081005
    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: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: F. Anthony Headley, JR., John Damarati, Gary J. Leanna, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20150049910
    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: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Raymond William Ptucha, Alexander C. Loui, Mark D. Wood, David K. Rhoda, David Kloosterman, Joseph Anthony Manico
  • Publication number: 20150031948
    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: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Mark D. WOOD, Gary J. LEANNA
  • Patent number: 8934717
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically creating an image product based on media assets stored in a database. A number of stored digital media files are analyzed to determine their semantic relationship to an event and are classified according to requirements and semantic rules for generating an image product. Rule sets are applied to assets for finding one or more assets that can be include in a story product. The assets, which best meet the requirements and rules of the image product are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Catherine D. Newell, Mark D. Wood, Kathleen M. Costello, Robert B. Poetker
  • Publication number: 20140379080
    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: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: Dane T. Seddon, Daniel Ross, Burns P. Doran, Sean P. Fleury, Mark D. Wood
  • Patent number: 8858614
    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: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Anthony Headley, Jr., John Damarati, Gary J. Leanna, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140296959
    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: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Leanna, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140277562
    Abstract: A prosthesis that includes a stent comprising a plurality of circumferential bands, a plurality of linking members, at least one anchor, or a prosthesis that includes a stent comprising at least one anchoring section comprising a first circumferential band, a second circumferential band, and at least one anchor. Optionally, the prosthesis further includes at least one cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Dane T. Seddon, Sean P. Fleury, Mark D. Wood, Burns P. Doran, Daniel Ross
  • Publication number: 20140277443
    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: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: 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: 20140277442
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Dane T. Seddon, Sean P. Fleury, Mark D. Wood, Gary S. Kappel
  • Patent number: 8834550
    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: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Leanna, Mark D. Wood
  • Patent number: 8702721
    Abstract: An apparatus for moving an object disposed within a body lumen. The apparatus includes a first sheath, a coupling member and at least one contraction member for engaging at least a portion of the object. The coupling member is movable relative to the first sheath between a retracted position and a capture position. In the retracted position, a distal portion of the coupling member is disposed within the first sheath. In the capture position, the coupling member distal portion is disposed outside the first sheath. The coupling member is also selectively attachable to the object in at least the capture position. When the coupling member is attached to the object and the contraction member is directly engaged with the object, a predetermined coupling member movement relative to the contraction member radially contracts at least a portion of the object thereby facilitating movement of the object within the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Schimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Jordan, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140074825
    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: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. WOOD, Alexander C. LOUI
  • Publication number: 20140046914
    Abstract: A method of automatically classifying images in a consumer digital image collection, includes generating an event representation of the image collection; computing global time-based features for each event within the hierarchical event representation; computing content-based features for each image in an event within the hierarchical event representation; combining content-based features for each image in an event to generate event-level content-based features; and using time-based features and content-based features for each event to classify an event into one of a pre-determined set of semantic categories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Madirakshi Das, Alexander C. Loui, Mark D. Wood