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).

  • 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.
  • Publication number: 20190262131
    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: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    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
  • Patent number: 10376616
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Mark W. Boden, Andrew Dolan
  • Patent number: 10343385
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an implant includes a body member, a first arm member and a second arm member. The body member is formed of a first material and has a first side portion and a second side portion. The body member has a first stiffness and includes multiple apertures through the body member. The first arm member is formed of a second material and is coupled to and extends from the body member. The second arm member is formed of the second material and is coupled to and extends from the body member. The first arm member and the second arm member have a second stiffness, the second stiffness being more than the first stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Boden, Kasyap Seethamraju, Eric Michael Petersen, Sandra Nagale
  • Patent number: 10314696
    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: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    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
  • Patent number: 10299915
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a plurality of synthetic polymeric leaflets. Each leaflet has a base polymer and a polymer coating at least partially disposed over the base polymer, wherein the polymer coating includes polymerized units of a monomer comprising a zwitterionic group when the polymer coating is exposed to an aqueous environment at a pH of about 7.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Edelman, Mark W. Boden, Joseph Thomas Delaney, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190150851
    Abstract: An example of a system for monitoring and treating a medical condition of a patient may include signal inputs to receive patient condition signals indicative of a state of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a signal processing circuit configured to process the patient condition signals and generate patient condition parameters indicative of the state of IBD using the processed patient condition signals, and a medical condition analyzer configured to analyze the patient condition parameters and determine the medical condition including the state of IBD using an outcome of the analysis. The patient condition parameters may include one or more physiological marker parameters each representative of a physiological marker of IBD and one or more quality of life parameters each being measure of quality of life of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Bryan Allen Clark, Elizabeth Mary Annoni, Sandra Nagale, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Kyle Harish Srivastava, Mark W. Boden, Martin Phelan, George Wilfred Duval
  • Patent number: 10285793
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, surgical scaffolds for soft tissue repair are provided. The surgical scaffolds comprise a sheet of a material within which through-holes are formed. Further aspects of the invention, among others, pertain to methods of using such surgical scaffolds and to kits containing such surgical scaffolds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Mark W. Boden
  • Publication number: 20180325540
    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: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    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: 10080676
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the disclosure, a treatment method may include treating a wall of a portion of a gastrointestinal tract of a patient. Treating the wall may include positioning one or more injection units adjacent to the wall. Treating the wall may also include affecting at least one of movement of gastrointestinal tract contents through the gastrointestinal tract and absorption of gastrointestinal tract contents by the gastrointestinal tract, by injecting material into the wall using the one or more injection units. Injecting the material may include injecting the material between layers forming at least a portion of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeri'Ann Hiller, Sandra Nagale, John W. Sheets, Jr., Mark W. Boden
  • Publication number: 20180185181
    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: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: GERALD FREDRICKSON, MARK W. BODEN, EMMA BOUTCHER
  • Publication number: 20180125684
    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 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Kimberly DeGraaf, Timothy P. Harrah, Mark W. Boden, Jan Seppala
  • Publication number: 20180092732
    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: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    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: 9872751
    Abstract: In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a mesh having an edge, a loop coupled to the edge of the mesh, and a suture coupled to at least one of the loop or the edge of the mesh, the suture having a barb. The loop can have an inner diameter smaller than a combined width of the suture and at least a portion of an outer portion of the barb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Palmisano, Sanda Nagale, Jamie Li, Mark W. Boden, Timothy P. Harrah
  • Patent number: 9833615
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include medical apparatus, and related methods thereof. The apparatus may include a longitudinally extending lead, at least one electrode, an anchor component, and a control module. The lead may include a distal end and a proximal end. The at least one electrode may be coupled to the lead, wherein the at least one electrode may be disposed on the distal end of the lead. The anchor component may be disposed in the lead proximate of the at least one electrode. The anchor component may include solder. The control module may be operably coupled to the proximal end of the lead and may be configured to deliver energy to the at least one electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, David Ernest Wechter, John M. Barker, Jonathan Zoll, Mark W. Boden
  • Patent number: 9814555
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the invention discloses a medical device configured to be delivered and placed within a patient's body. The medical device includes an implant and a cover member. The implant is configured to be disposed within the patient's body. The implant includes a support member, a first arm member and a second arm member, an elongated first sleeve, and an elongated second sleeve. The support member includes a crescent shaped opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Mark W. Boden, John Wesley Sheets, Jr., James M. Goddard
  • Publication number: 20170252494
    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: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Mark W. Boden, Andrew Dolan
  • Patent number: 9682177
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Mark W. Boden, Andrew Dolen
  • Patent number: 9610150
    Abstract: A method of sizing a cavity to fit an organ is disclosed. The method may include inserting the organ into the cavity. The method may also include inserting a support member into the cavity and inserting a substance into the cavity or the support member. The support member and the substance may at least partially fill a void space in the cavity after the organ is inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Aiden Flanagan, Mark W. Boden