Patents by Inventor Matthew B. Hollyer

Matthew B. Hollyer 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: 20190262152
    Abstract: A medical stent may include a tubular support structure including a plurality of struts defining a plurality of cells disposed between the plurality of struts. A polymeric coating may be disposed over the tubular support structure such that a first portion of the plurality of cells are closed by the polymeric coating in a first region of the tubular support structure and a second portion of the plurality of cells in a second region of the tubular support structure remain open to fluid flow and/or tissue ingrowth therethrough. The struts in the first region of the tubular support structure and the struts in the second region of the tubular support structure may be at least partially covered by the polymeric coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew B. Hollyer, Man Minh Nguyen, Sean P. Fleury, Jason Weiner
  • Publication number: 20190261999
    Abstract: A medical device may include a helical coil having a plurality of turns. The plurality of turns may define a lumen. The device may also include a composition. The composition may include gellan gum, at least one salt, water, and a treatment agent. The treatment agent may be disposed in the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John MURPHY, Daniel Sexton, Deirdre Barrett, Jillian Lee, Kevin Carbery, Samuel Raybin, Matthew B. Hollyer, Conor O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190247301
    Abstract: Compositions, e.g., gels, useful for tissue resection procedures, medical devices comprising the compositions, and related methods of preparing the compositions are discussed. The composition may comprise gellan gum, two or more salts, and water. In some aspects, the composition may be prepared by combining gellan gum and water to form a pre-mixture, heating the pre-mixture, adding two or more salts to the heated pre-mixture to form a mixture, introducing the mixture into a reservoir, and allowing the mixture to form a gel inside the reservoir. The gel may have a continuous, three-dimensional structure, and have desired gel strength and viscosity. The composition may be biocompatible and injectable from the reservoir through a needle to the target site of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew B. Hollyer, Samuel Raybin
  • Patent number: 10314726
    Abstract: A medical stent may include a tubular support structure including a plurality of struts defining a plurality of cells disposed between the plurality of struts. A polymeric coating may be disposed over the tubular support structure such that a first portion of the plurality of cells are closed by the polymeric coating in a first region of the tubular support structure and a second portion of the plurality of cells in a second region of the tubular support structure remain open to fluid flow and/or tissue ingrowth therethrough. The struts in the first region of the tubular support structure and the struts in the second region of the tubular support structure may be at least partially covered by the polymeric coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew B. Hollyer, Man Minh Nguyen, Sean P. Fleury, Jason Weiner
  • Publication number: 20180333168
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of medical devices generally and specifically, to endoscopic systems and methods for resection of malignant and pre-malignant lesions within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In particular, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for delivering injectable compositions between tissue layers (e.g., between the muscularis and submucosa layers) to elevate and stabilize the lesion for fast and efficient resection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Shawn Ryan, Samuel Raybin, Matthew B. Hollyer
  • Patent number: 9907644
    Abstract: A medical product comprises a biodegradable filament and a non-biodegradeable coating. The biodegradable filament forms a stent body having a first end portion, a middle portion, and a second end portion opposite the first end portion. The middle portion extends between the first and second end portions. The non-biodegradeable coating encapsulates the at least one biodegradable filament along the middle portion of the stent body. The non-biodegradeable coating forms a barrier such that the non-biodegradeable coating prevents degradation of the at least one biodegradable filament along the middle portion. The first and second end portions are uncoated. After implantation, the end portions of the stent may biodegrade. The middle portion will not biodegrade due to its encapsulation by the non-biodegradeable coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: John Allen Hingston, Matthew B. Hollyer
  • Publication number: 20180028176
    Abstract: A device for treating a tissue defect including a grasper including a pair of arms movable between a tissue receiving configuration and a tissue gripping configuration, a needle extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a first lumen extending longitudinally therethrough, the needle slidably received between the arms so that the needle is movable between a non-extended configuration, in which the distal end of the needle is proximal the distal ends of the arms, and an extended configuration, in which the distal end of the needle is distal of the distal end of the arms, and a first suture element slidably housed within the first channel and deployable therefrom to be anchored in a first target tissue into which it is inserted, the first suture element including a first cross member attached to a distal end of a first suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Samuel RAYBIN, Matthew B. Hollyer
  • Publication number: 20180021252
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to injectable compositions sterile injectable fluid compositions comprising a polysaccharide having a color in the visible spectrum, methods of forming the same, kits containing the same, and methods for performing agent-assisted procedures in a patient using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph T. Delaney, Samuel Raybin, John Kummailil, Matthew B. Hollyer
  • Publication number: 20170281862
    Abstract: Compositions useful for tissue resection procedures and related methods of preparing the compositions are discussed. The composition may comprise gellan gum, at least one salt, and water. In some aspects, the composition may be prepared by combining the gellan gum, the salt(s), and the water to form a mixture, heating the mixture, introducing the mixture into a reservoir, and allowing the mixture to cool while inside the reservoir to form a gel. The gel may have a continuous, three-dimensional structure, and may be solid or quasi-solid. The composition may be biocompatible and injectable from the reservoir through a needle coupled to the reservoir to the target site of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel RAYBIN, Matthew B. HOLLYER
  • Publication number: 20170265981
    Abstract: A medical product comprises a biodegradable filament and a non-biodegradeable coating. The biodegradable filament forms a stent body having a first end portion, a middle portion, and a second end portion opposite the first end portion. The middle portion extends between the first and second end portions. The non-biodegradeable coating encapsulates the at least one biodegradable filament along the middle portion of the stent body. The non-biodegradeable coating forms a barrier such that the non-biodegradeable coating prevents degradation of the at least one biodegradable filament along the middle portion. The first and second end portions are uncoated. After implantation, the end portions of the stent may biodegrade. The middle portion will not biodegrade due to its encapsulation by the non-biodegradeable coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: JOHN ALLEN HINGSTON, MATTHEW B. HOLLYER
  • Publication number: 20170071767
    Abstract: A medical stent may include a tubular support structure including a plurality of struts defining a plurality of cells disposed between the plurality of struts. A polymeric coating may be disposed over the tubular support structure such that a first portion of the plurality of cells are closed by the polymeric coating in a first region of the tubular support structure and a second portion of the plurality of cells in a second region of the tubular support structure remain open to fluid flow and/or tissue ingrowth therethrough. The struts in the first region of the tubular support structure and the struts in the second region of the tubular support structure may be at least partially covered by the polymeric coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew B. Hollyer, Man Minh Nguyen, Sean P. Fleury, Jason Weiner
  • Publication number: 20160249889
    Abstract: A needle for collecting a tissue samples includes a needle body extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end including a sharp tip for penetrating a target tissue. The needle body includes a channel extending therethrough for collecting a tissue sample therein when the distal end is inserted into the target tissue. A distal portion of the needle body has a first stiffness and a proximal portion of the body has a second stiffness of the proximal portion less than the first stiffness. The needle also includes a sleeve extending along a length of the needle body to cover the pattern along the proximal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Peter L. Dayton, Matthew B. Hollyer, Douglas C. Shepard
  • Publication number: 20150282922
    Abstract: A medical product comprises a biodegradable filament and a non-biodegradeable coating. The biodegradable filament forms a stent body having a first end portion, a middle portion, and a second end portion opposite the first end portion. The middle portion extends between the first and second end portions. The non-biodegradeable coating encapsulates the at least one biodegradable filament along the middle portion of the stent body. The non-biodegradeable coating forms a barrier such that the non-biodegradeable coating prevents degradation of the at least one biodegradable filament along the middle portion. The first and second end portions are uncoated. After implantation, the end portions of the stent may biodegrade. The middle portion will not biodegrade due to its encapsulation by the non-biodegradeable coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: John Allen Hingston, Matthew B. Hollyer
  • Publication number: 20140121642
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a dual function medical device. The dual function medical device may include an inner guidewire. An outer guidewire may be disposed about the inner guidewire. The outer guidewire may include a tubular member having a plurality of slots formed therein. A torque member may be coupled to the dual function medical device. The torque member may be configured to independently attach to the inner guidewire and the outer guidewire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Jordan, John A. Griego, Matthew B. Hollyer