Patents by Inventor Mark W. Boden

Mark W. 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: 11324863
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present invention provides surgical procedures that comprise applying compositions into and/or onto pelvic tissue to provide support to the pelvic tissue. The injectable hydrogel composition comprises a polysaccharide. In embodiments, the polysaccharide comprises one or more of a glycosaminoglycan, chitosan, hyaluronic acid, dextran, alginic acid and hydroxyethyl starch. In other aspects, the present disclosure pertains to kits that are useful for performing such procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Mark W. Boden, Andrew Dolan
  • Publication number: 20220117618
    Abstract: A medical device may include a plurality of links reciprocally movable between a loose configuration having a first rigidity and a compact configuration having a second rigidity greater than the first rigidity, wherein application of a force to a distalmost link of the plurality of links when the plurality of links are in the loose configuration causes the plurality of links to change orientation relative to one another, and application of the force to the distalmost link when the plurality of links are in the compact configuration does not cause the plurality of links to change orientation relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicants: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Mark KRINGLE, Devon N. ARNHOLT, Mark W. BODEN, David SHREEVE, Joel T. EGGERT, Christopher MACOMBER, Danilo DECIO
  • Patent number: 11304798
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve leaflet includes a plurality of electrospun fibers at least partially embedded in a polymer matrix. The plurality of fibers includes a first polyisobutylene urethane copolymer having a first predetermined weight average percentage of hard segment portions and the polymer matrix includes a second polyisobutylene urethane copolymer having a second predetermined weight average percentage of the hard segment portions, wherein the first predetermined weight average percentage of the hard segment portions is greater than the second predetermined weight average percentage of the hard segment portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: David Robert Wulfman, Thomas A. Wrobel, Crystal Marie Anderson-Cunanan, Joseph Thomas Delaney, Jr., Patrick Willoughby, Mark W. Boden, Peter G. Edelman, Michael Eppihimer
  • Publication number: 20220111127
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present invention provides surgical procedures that comprise applying compositions into and/or onto tissue, including supporting tissues (e.g., ligaments, connective tissue, muscles, etc.) for pelvic organs, among other tissues. In other aspects, the present disclosure pertains to compositions that are useful for performing such procedures. In still other aspects, the present disclosure pertains to kits that are useful for performing such procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Mark W. Boden, Andrew Dolan
  • Publication number: 20220079785
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to controlled extension medical stents, and more particularly to controlled extension devices positioned in the body to stent the ureter and facilitate drainage from the kidney to the bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Kimberly DeGraaf, Timothy P. Harrah, Mark W. Boden, Jan Seppala
  • Patent number: 11241245
    Abstract: A medical device may include a plurality of links reciprocally movable between a loose configuration having a first rigidity and a compact configuration having a second rigidity greater than the first rigidity, wherein application of a force to a distalmost link of the plurality of links when the plurality of links are in the loose configuration causes the plurality of links to change orientation relative to one another, and application of the force to the distalmost link when the plurality of links are in the compact configuration does not cause the plurality of links to change orientation relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignees: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC., UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
    Inventors: Mark Kringle, Devon N. Arnholt, Mark W. Boden, David Shreeve, Joel T. Eggert, Christopher Macomber, Danilo Decio
  • Publication number: 20220015890
    Abstract: A method for treating an intestine with an expandable scaffolding expanded within the intestine. After placing the expandable scaffolding at a target location, such as across a fistula, the first and second end portions of the expandable scaffolding are radially expanded such that the first and second end portions contact an inner surface of the intestine on opposing sides of the fistula, anchoring the first and second end portions to the intestine. Radially expanding the first and second end portions foreshortens the medial portion along the longitudinal axis such that the first and second end portions are drawn closer together along the longitudinal axis as the medial portion foreshortens to close the fistula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Kringle, Devon N. Arnholt, Mark W. Boden, David Shreeve, Christopher Macomber, Danilo B. Decio, Mitchell Cahan, Pradeep P. Nazarey
  • Patent number: 11213414
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to controlled extension medical stents, and more particularly to controlled extension devices positioned in the body to stent the ureter and facilitate drainage from the kidney to the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly DeGraaf, Timothy P. Harrah, Mark W. Boden, Jan Seppala
  • Patent number: 11135050
    Abstract: A method for treating an intestine with an expandable scaffolding expanded within the intestine. After placing the expandable scaffolding at a target location, such as across a fistula, the first and second end portions of the expandable scaffolding are radially expanded such that the first and second end portions contact an inner surface of the intestine on opposing sides of the fistula, anchoring the first and second end portions to the intestine. Radially expanding the first and second end portions foreshortens the medial portion along the longitudinal axis such that the first and second end portions are drawn closer together along the longitudinal axis as the medial portion foreshortens to close the fistula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Kringle, Devon N. Arnholt, Mark W. Boden, David Shreeve, Christopher Macomber, Danilo B. Decio, Mitchell Cahan, Pradeep P. Nazarey
  • Patent number: 11083516
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue mapping and ablation. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to expandable medical devices for identifying and treating local anatomical abnormalities within a body lumen. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods of focal treatment for overactive bladders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Boden, Sandra Nagale, Yitzhak Mendelson, Glenn Gaudette, Deanna Cavallaro, Tristan Richardson, Tyler Hickey, Rami Shuraim, Dervis Goksun
  • Publication number: 20210236690
    Abstract: Described herein are injectable in vivo crosslinking materials for use as soft tissue filler comprising (a) a reactive multi-arm polymer that comprises a plurality of hydrophilic polymeric arms, at least a portion of the hydrophilic polymeric arms comprising one or more reactive end groups and (b) a multifunctional compound that comprises functional groups that are reactive with the reactive end groups of the reactive multi-arm polymer. Also described herein are systems and methods that are based on such materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph T. Delaney, Jr., Mark W. Boden, John Murphy, Viktoria Molnar, Tatyana Dyndikova, Allison Zipp, Kolbein K Kolste
  • Publication number: 20210161690
    Abstract: Medical devices and method for manufacturing medical devices are discloses. An example medical device may include a medical device body formed from one or more multi-melting point polymeric filaments. Each of the filaments may include a polymeric blend comprising a first block polymer and a second polymer. The polymeric blend may have a first melting point and a second melting point less than the first melting point. The medical device body may be heat set at a temperature within 10° C. of the second melting point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: GERALD FREDRICKSON, MARK W. BODEN, EMMA BOUTCHER
  • Publication number: 20210162100
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present invention provides surgical procedures that comprise applying compositions into and/or onto tissue, including supporting tissues (e.g., ligaments, connective tissue, muscles, etc.) for pelvic organs, among other tissues. In other aspects, the present disclosure pertains to compositions that are useful for performing such procedures. In still other aspects, the present disclosure pertains to kits that are useful for performing such procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Mark W. Boden, Andrew Dolan
  • Publication number: 20210100428
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to positioning techniques to facilitate entry of a flexible elongate member (e.g., endoscopic accessory tool) into and/or through selected anatomies, such as by directing a set of positional controls based on feedback from a set of transducers to achieve or maintain a position within a body lumen, for instance. Some embodiments are particularly directed to a feedback loop for positioning or guiding a flexible elongate member into a target configuration for one or more of inspection, orientation, and/or facilitating access to body passageways. In one embodiment, for example, a device manager may include circuitry to operate at least one positional control in a set of positional controls based on data indicative of a current configuration of a flexible elongate member generated by a set of transducers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Oscar R. Carrillo, JR., Barry Weitzner, Daniel J. Foster, Megan Chrobak, Mark W. Boden, Elizabeth M. Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20210100528
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to a flexible elongate member (e.g., endoscopic accessory tool) positionable into and/or through selected anatomies, such as by generating images to position components of a flexible elongate member or to localize anatomic features, for instance. Some embodiments are directed to generating images with a plurality of imaging techniques to localize anatomic features and/or components of a flexible elongate member for one or more of inspection, orientation, and/or facilitating access to body passageways or lumens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Peter L. Dayton, Barry Weitzner, Megan Chrobak, Thomas Jones, Mark W. Boden, James Weldon, Elizabeth M. Albrecht, George Wilfred Duval
  • Patent number: 10966848
    Abstract: Medical devices and method for manufacturing medical devices are discloses. An example medical device may include a medical device body formed from one or more multi-melting point polymeric filaments. Each of the filaments may include a polymeric blend comprising a first block polymer and a second polymer. The polymeric blend may have a first melting point and a second melting point less than the first melting point. The medical device body may be heat set at a temperature within 10° C. of the second melting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Gerald Fredrickson, Mark W. Boden, Emma Boutcher
  • Publication number: 20200297409
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to methods of treating various conditions including bladder conditions in a patient, comprising: positioning at least one ablative element of an ablative device on or over an adventitial surface of the bladder; and using the ablative device to denervate bladder nerve fibers. Other aspects of the present disclosure pertain, for example, to devices and kits for of treating bladder conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas John Herbst, Mark W. Boden, Sandra Nagale
  • Patent number: 10716620
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue mapping and ablation. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to expandable medical devices for identifying and treating local anatomical abnormalities within a body lumen. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods of focal treatment for overactive bladders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Mark W. Boden, Bryan Allen Clark, Shibaji Shome, Amedeo J. Chiavetta
  • Publication number: 20190328940
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present invention provides surgical procedures that comprise applying compositions into and/or onto tissue, including supporting tissues (e.g., ligaments, connective tissue, muscles, etc.) for pelvic organs, among other tissues. In other aspects, the present disclosure pertains to compositions that are useful for performing such procedures. In still other aspects, the present disclosure pertains to kits that are useful for performing such procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Mark W. Boden, Andrew Dolan
  • Patent number: 10413403
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve leaflet is composed of a self-reinforced composite (SRC) structure that includes a first layer. The first layer can include a first plurality of fused fibers composed of a first polymeric material in which each fiber is fused to at least one adjacent fiber by a reflowed fiber domain region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Boden, Peter G. Edelman, Joseph Thomas Delaney, Jr.