Patents by Inventor Martyn G. Folan

Martyn G. Folan 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: 20200324093
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of medical devices and medical device delivery. In particular, the present disclosure relates to medical devices and delivery systems for positioning and delivering medical devices with an unsupported structure, for example, within a distant and/or tortuous portion of body lumen. For example, a delivery system may position a supported structure of a medical device within a proximal portion of a body lumen and an unsupported structure of the medical device within a distal portion of the body lumen. Examples include delivery systems within an unsupported structure of a medical device to be delivered, wherein a number of balloons are arranged un-inflated within the unsupported, with a distal balloon removably attached to a distal portion of the unsupported structure, and the balloons are inflatable in series to deploy the unsupported structure linearly from the distal end of the delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Gary Gilmartin, Geraldine A. Toner, Martyn G. Folan, Daniel Tuck, Thomas M. Keating
  • Patent number: 10799261
    Abstract: A medical device may include a snare loop and an elastic member that connects at least two sides of the snare loop. The elastic member is configured to transition from an unexpanded state where the elastic member is in a plane of the snare loop to an expanded state where the elastic member is outside the plane of the snare loop. The snare loop has a same shape when the elastic member is in the unexpanded shape and the expanded shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Damien Vincent Nolan, Martyn G. Folan, Matthew Montague, Martin Hynes, Enda Connaughton, Thomas Keating
  • Patent number: 10779967
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of stents for body lumen drainage. In particular, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for forming a fluid channel between tissue walls of varying thickness using a stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Walsh, Martyn G. Folan, Shane Moylan, Thomas M. Keating, Martin Hynes, Thomas Holly
  • Publication number: 20200261092
    Abstract: A medical device for treating esophageal atresia may include a woven tubular member having a first end, a second end, and a body portion extending between the first end and the second end. The first end may have a first flange extending radially outwardly from the body portion. The second end may have a second flange extending radially outwardly from the body portion. The woven tubular member may be configured to transition from an initially-deployed state toward an equilibrium state. In the initially-deployed state, the body portion may include an inner region extending from the first flange to a transition region and an outer region extending from the second flange to the transition region. The outer region may surround the inner region. The woven tubular member may be self-biased to be in the equilibrium state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MICHAEL WALSH, MARTYN G. FOLAN
  • Publication number: 20200261205
    Abstract: An example medical device is disclosed as an expandable stent. The stent includes a tubular scaffold having an inner surface, an outer surface, and a lumen extending therein. The expandable stent also includes a liner disposed within the lumen of the tubular scaffold. Further, the liner is radially spaced from a medial region of the tubular scaffold to define a tissue ingrowth region along an uncovered portion of the medial region. Additionally, the liner extending along the tissue ingrowth region is configured to limit the amount of tissue ingrowth along the medial region of the scaffold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicants: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC., UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Thomas M. Keating, Jacques Deviere, Nicolas Cauche
  • Publication number: 20200253759
    Abstract: A system for treating a body lumen including a first stent configured to be positioned in a body lumen and a second stent configured to be positioned in the lumen of the first stent prior to removing the first stent from the body lumen. The first stent includes a liner disposed radially inward of the tubular scaffold of the first stent to permit tissue ingrowth within a tissue ingrowth region defined between the liner and the tubular scaffold. The retrieval stent is configured to be expanded within the previously implanted first stent to cause tissue to recede from the tissue ingrowth region to facilitate removal of the first stent from the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MARTYN G. FOLAN, THOMAS M. KEATING
  • Publication number: 20200197197
    Abstract: An illustrative stent may comprise an elongated tubular member having a first end and a second end and an intermediate region disposed therebetween. The elongated tubular member may include at least one barb attached thereto. The barb may be configured to be tucked under a filament of the stent during delivery of the stent and protrude radially from the stent, when the stent is deployed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MARTYN G. FOLAN, MARTIN HYNES, DAMIEN V. NOLAN, ENDA CONNAUGHTON, MATTHEW MONTAGUE, THOMAS M. KEATING, MICHAEL WALSH
  • Patent number: 10687969
    Abstract: Stent delivery device including an inner member having a distal tip, a stent support member, and a stent disposed over a stent receiving region of the stent support member. An elongated outer sheath is slidably disposed over the inner member and the stent. The stent delivery device includes a distal junction removably coupling the distal end of the outer sheath to the distal tip, where the distal junction is actuatable to decouple the outer sheath from the distal tip. The stent delivery device includes a proximal junction removably coupling a distal portion of the outer sheath to a proximal portion of the outer sheath, where the proximal junction is actuatable to decouple the distal portion of the outer sheath from the proximal portion of the outer sheath. The distal and proximal junctions may be separately actuatable by rotating the inner member relative to the proximal portion of the outer sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Gerasimos Rigalos, Thomas M. Keating, Michael Gerard Walsh, Bryan M. Forde
  • Patent number: 10682220
    Abstract: An example medical device is disclosed as an expandable stent. The stent includes a tubular scaffold having an inner surface, an outer surface, and a lumen extending therein. The expandable stent also includes a liner disposed within the lumen of the tubular scaffold. Further, the liner is radially spaced from a medial region of the tubular scaffold to define a tissue ingrowth region along an uncovered portion of the medial region. Additionally, the liner extending along the tissue ingrowth region is configured to limit the amount of tissue ingrowth along the medial region of the scaffold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Thomas M. Keating, Jacques Deviere, Nicolas Cauche
  • Publication number: 20200170776
    Abstract: A stent including a tubular body formed of one or more interwoven wires, a first anchor member disposed adjacent the first open end of the stent, a second anchor member disposed adjacent the second open end of the stent, and at least one divider disposed between the first and second anchor members. The first and second anchor members and the divider extend radially outward from the tubular body to divide the tubular body into at least a first saddle region extending between the first anchor member and the divider and a second saddle region extending between the second anchor member and the divider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: MARTYN G. FOLAN
  • Patent number: 10667862
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a medical system may include a laser source for providing laser energy. The medical system may also include a fluid source containing a fluid for absorbing the laser energy to generate heat. The medical system may further include a medical device operatively coupled to the laser source and the fluid source. The medical device may include a shaft having a distal end, and a cap at the distal end of the shaft. The cap may include a lens and a reflector for deflecting the laser energy toward the lens. The lens may be configured to emit the laser energy from the cap toward a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Montague, Martyn G. Folan, Thomas M. Keating, Paul E. Tierney, Martin Hynes
  • Patent number: 10667930
    Abstract: A system for treating a body lumen including a first stent configured to be positioned in a body lumen and a second stent configured to be positioned in the lumen of the first stent prior to removing the first stent from the body lumen. The first stent includes a liner disposed radially inward of the tubular scaffold of the first stent to permit tissue ingrowth within a tissue ingrowth region defined between the liner and the tubular scaffold. The retrieval stent is configured to be expanded within the previously implanted first stent to cause tissue to recede from the tissue ingrowth region to facilitate removal of the first stent from the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Thomas M. Keating
  • Patent number: 10660776
    Abstract: A stent delivery device including an elongate shaft having a proximal region, a distal region and at least one lumen extending therein. The stent delivery device also includes a collapsible frame attached to the distal region of the elongate shaft. The collapsible frame includes a plurality of arms configured to surround a stent such that the plurality of arms define a stent containment region. The stent delivery device also includes an inner member extending within a least a portion of the stent containment region and an actuation member configured to actuate the plurality of arms of the collapsible frame from an expanded configuration to a collapsed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Geraldine A. Toner, Martyn G. Folan, Enda Connaughton, Damien V. Nolan, Matthew Montague
  • Publication number: 20200121439
    Abstract: An example medical device for treating a body lumen is disclosed. The medical device includes an expandable scaffold including first and second regions, each of the first and second regions include a plurality of interstices located therein. The medical device also includes a covering spanning each of the plurality of interstices of the first region. The second region is free of the covering. A biodegradable gripping material is disposed on an outer surface of the covering. Further, the expandable scaffold is configured to shift from a collapsed state to an expanded state and the second region is configured to contact an inner surface of the body lumen in the expanded state. Additionally, the gripping material is designed to initially prevent migration of the expandable scaffold upon implantation in the body lumen until the second region is secured to the inner surface of the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MARTIN HYNES, MARTYN G. FOLAN, DAVID R. WULFMAN, THOMAS M. KEATING, MATTHEW MONTAGUE, DAMIEN V. NOLAN
  • Patent number: 10603193
    Abstract: An illustrative stent may comprise an elongated tubular member having a first end and a second end and an intermediate region disposed therebetween. The elongated tubular member may include at least one barb attached thereto. The barb may be configured to be tucked under a filament of the stent during delivery of the stent and protrude radially from the stent, when the stent is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Martin Hynes, Damien V. Nolan, Enda Connaughton, Matthew Montague, Thomas M. Keating, Michael Walsh
  • Publication number: 20200093622
    Abstract: An illustrative endoluminal implant having an elongated tubular member. The elongated tubular member having a stent and a retrieval suture interwoven with the stent. The retrieval suture including a first suture loop extending about a circumference of the stent and adjacent to a suture retrieval loop and a second suture loop extending about a circumference of the stent and longitudinally spaced from the first suture loop. The first and second suture loops coupled via one or more interconnecting segments. At least one of the first or second suture loops has an arc length of less than 270° of the circumference of the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DAMIEN V. NOLAN, MARTYN G. FOLAN
  • Publication number: 20200046528
    Abstract: A braided stent having a plurality of retrieval and/or repositioning levers includes a stent body formed of a plurality of wires interbraided in a braided pattern. The repositioning and/or retrieval levers have a loop portion extending radially away from the stent body and first and second legs extending along the stent body. The levers are configured to be actuated radially inward toward the central longitudinal axis of the stent by a radially inwardly directed force to radially collapse the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MARTYN G. FOLAN, THOMAS M. KEATING, GERASIMOS RIGALOS
  • Patent number: 10548579
    Abstract: A medical implant for a left atrial appendage may include a central member having an anchor at a distal end and a plurality of legs joined together at a joint coupled to the central member. The plurality of legs may be configured to expand from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration. A medical implant may include a central shaft having an anchor at a distal end and a cup-shaped occluder fixed to a proximal end of the central shaft, the occluder being configured to expand from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration and retard tissue ingrowth thereon. A medical implant system may include a delivery sheath, an implant having an expandable frame including a plurality of legs each having an anchor and a mesh having a plurality of openings therethrough attached to the frame, and a plurality of particles disposed within the delivery sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Marie Turkington, Patrick Connolly, Martyn G. Folan, Fergal Horgan
  • Patent number: 10531941
    Abstract: An example medical device for treating a body lumen is disclosed. The medical device includes an expandable scaffold including first and second regions, each of the first and second regions include a plurality of interstices located therein. The medical device also includes a covering spanning each of the plurality of interstices of the first region. The second region is free of the covering. A biodegradable gripping material is disposed on an outer surface of the covering. Further, the expandable scaffold is configured to shift from a collapsed state to an expanded state and the second region is configured to contact an inner surface of the body lumen in the expanded state. Additionally, the gripping material is designed to initially prevent migration of the expandable scaffold upon implantation in the body lumen until the second region is secured to the inner surface of the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Hynes, Martyn G. Folan, David R. Wulfman, Thomas M. Keating, Matthew Montague, Damien V. Nolan
  • Publication number: 20200000453
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include an access valve that may be retrieved after implantation. The access valve may include a frame having a lumen, a self-expandable member extending through the lumen, and an elastic membrane extending through the lumen and a second end of the frame to releasably seal the lumen. The access valve may releasably attach to a wall of a patient and releasably seal an opening through the wall. The access valve may be attached to the wall by placing the frame adjacent the wall, extending the self-expandable member through the opening in the wall, and expanding the self-expandable member such that the self-expandable member applies a first force against the wall and a second force opposite the first force against the frame to sandwich the wall between the self-expandable member and the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Javier Palomar-Moreno, Emma J. Mooney, Michael Walsh, Martyn G. Folan, Gary Duffy