Patents by Inventor Michael Hoey

Michael Hoey 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: 20200337756
    Abstract: A vapor delivery needle and method is provided that is adapted for treating prostate cancer. The energy delivery probe can apply condensable vapor energy to tissue, such as a peripheral zone tissue in a human prostate. In one method, a needle is introduced into peripheral zone tissue of a human prostate, and vapor media is delivered through the needle to ablate peripheral zone tissue without ablating non-peripheral zone tissue. Systems for treating prostate cancer with vapor therapy are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, Grant Mauch, Mark Schrom
  • Patent number: 10806502
    Abstract: A vapor delivery system and method is provided that is adapted for treating prostate tissue. The vapor delivery system includes a vapor delivery needle configured to deliver condensable vapor energy to tissue. In one method, the vapor delivery system is advanced transurethrally into the patient to access the prostate tissue. The vapor delivery system is properly positioned by measuring and advancing the system based on a field-of-view of an endoscope or camera disposed within the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, Roger Noel Hastings
  • Publication number: 20200299604
    Abstract: Lubricant compositions comprising a base oil, one or more antioxidants selected from a group consisting of N-?-naphthyl-N-phenylamine antioxidants and diphenylamine antioxidants; and a sulfur-containing additive comprising up to seven carbon atoms exhibit outstanding oxidative stability and non-corrosion properties. The N-?-naphthyl-N-phenylamine antioxidants plus diphenylamine antioxidants in total may be present from about 0.2 wt % to about 0.8 wt %, based on the total weight of the lubricant composition. The sulfur provided by the sulfur-containing additive may be present from about 50 ppm to about 1000 ppm by weight, based on the total weight of the lubricant composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, David Eliezer Chasan, Jeffrey Schoonmaker, Ryan James Fenton
  • Publication number: 20200289184
    Abstract: A vapor delivery system and method is provided that is adapted for ablating bladder tissue to treat overactive bladder (OAB). The vapor delivery system includes an anchor tip configured anchor the system in the bladder while condensable vapor is delivered to target tissue. In one method, the vapor delivery system is advanced transurethrally into the patient to access the target tissue of the bladder, which can include a surface sensor of the bladder responsible for creating an urge incontinence sensation. The vapor delivery system includes a vapor source that provides a high quality vapor for delivery to tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael HOEY, Maximillian D. FIORE
  • Patent number: 10772670
    Abstract: A vapor delivery needle and method is provided that is adapted for treating prostate cancer. The energy delivery probe can apply condensable vapor energy to tissue, such as a peripheral zone tissue in a human prostate. In one method, a needle is introduced into peripheral zone tissue of a human prostate, and vapor media is delivered through the needle to ablate peripheral zone tissue without ablating non-peripheral zone tissue. Systems for treating prostate cancer with vapor therapy are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, Grant Mauch, Mark Schrom
  • Patent number: 10751107
    Abstract: A vapor delivery needle is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the energy delivery probe is that it can apply condensable vapor energy to tissue, such as a prostrate, to shrink, damage, or denature tissues of the prostate. Methods associated with use of the energy delivery probe are also covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, Roger Noel Hastings, Mark Schrom, Matthew Byrne, Grant Mauch, Eric Jerke, Richard Charles Kravik
  • Patent number: 10702327
    Abstract: A vapor delivery system and method is provided that is adapted for ablating bladder tissue to treat overactive bladder (OAB). The vapor delivery system includes an anchor tip configured anchor the system in the bladder while condensable vapor is delivered to target tissue. In one method, the vapor delivery system is advanced transurethrally into the patient to access the target tissue of the bladder, which can include a surface sensor of the bladder responsible for creating an urge incontinence sensation. The vapor delivery system includes a vapor source that provides a high quality vapor for delivery to tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, INc.
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, Maximillian D. Fiore
  • Publication number: 20200205873
    Abstract: A prostate therapy system is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the prostate therapy system is that it can access a prostate lobe transurethrally. Another feature of the prostate therapy system is that it can deliver condensable vapor into the prostate to ablate the prostate tissue. Methods associated with use of the prostate therapy system are also covered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael HOEY, John H. Shadduck
  • Publication number: 20200188008
    Abstract: An instrument and method for tissue thermotherapy including an inductive heating means to generate a vapor phase media that is used for interstitial, intraluminal, intracavity or topical tissue treatment. In one method, the vapor phase media is propagated from a probe outlet to provide a controlled vapor-to-liquid phase change in an interface with tissue to thereby apply ablative thermal energy delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Tsunami MedTech, LLC
    Inventors: Michael HOEY, John H. SHADDUCK
  • Patent number: 10610281
    Abstract: A prostate therapy system is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the prostate therapy system is that it can access a prostate lobe transurethrally. Another feature of the prostate therapy system is that it can deliver condensable vapor into the prostate to ablate the prostate tissue. Methods associated with use of the prostate therapy system are also covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, John H. Shadduck
  • Patent number: 10595925
    Abstract: An instrument and method for tissue thermotherapy including an inductive heating means to generate a vapor phase media that is used for interstitial, intraluminal, intracavity or topical tissue treatment. In one method, the vapor phase media is propagated from a probe outlet to provide a controlled vapor-to-liquid phase change in an interface with tissue to thereby apply ablative thermal energy delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Tsunami MedTech, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, John H. Shadduck
  • Publication number: 20200078073
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for applying energy to tissue, and more particularly relates to a system for ablating or modifying structures in a body with systems and methods that generate a flow of vapor at a controlled flow rate for applying energy to the body structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Tsunami MedTech, LLC
    Inventors: Michael HOEY, John H. SHADDUCK
  • Patent number: 10548653
    Abstract: An instrument and method for tissue thermotherapy including an inductive heating means to generate a vapor phase media that is used for interstitial, intraluminal, intracavity or topical tissue treatment. In one method, the vapor phase media is propagated from a probe outlet to provide a controlled vapor-to-liquid phase change in an interface with tissue to thereby apply ablative thermal energy delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Tsunami MedTech, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, John H. Shadduck
  • Publication number: 20200008858
    Abstract: An energy delivery probe is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the energy delivery probe is that it can apply energy to tissue, such as a prostrate, to shrink, damage, denaturate the prostate. In some embodiments, the energy can be applied with a vapor media. The energy delivery probe can include a vapor delivery member configured to extend into a transition zone prostate tissue. A condensable vapor media can be delivered from the vapor delivery member into the transition zone tissue, wherein the condensable vapor media can propagate interstitially in the transition zone tissue and be confined in the transition zone tissue by boundary tissue adjacent to the transition zone tissue. Methods associated with use of the energy delivery probe are also covered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael HOEY, John H. SHADDUCK
  • Patent number: 10499973
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for applying energy to tissue, and more particularly relates to a system for ablating or modifying structures in a body with systems and methods that generate a flow of vapor at a controlled flow rate for applying energy to the body structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Tsunami MedTech, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, John H. Shadduck
  • Publication number: 20190269449
    Abstract: A vapor delivery system and method is provided that is adapted for treating prostate tissue. The vapor delivery system includes a vapor delivery needle configured to deliver condensable vapor energy to tissue. In one method, the vapor delivery system is advanced transurethrally into the patient to access the prostate tissue. The vapor delivery system includes a generator unit and an inductive heating system to produce a high quality vapor for delivery to tissue. Methods of use are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: NxThera, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Noel Hastings, Steven Carlson, Mark Schrom, Michael Hoey
  • Patent number: 10390873
    Abstract: An energy delivery probe is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the energy delivery probe is that it can apply energy to tissue, such as a prostrate, to shrink, damage, denaturate the prostate. In some embodiments, the energy can be applied with a vapor media. The energy delivery probe can include a vapor delivery member configured to extend into a transition zone prostate tissue. A condensable vapor media can be delivered from the vapor delivery member into the transition zone tissue, wherein the condensable vapor media can propagate interstitially in the transition zone tissue and be confined in the transition zone tissue by boundary tissue adjacent to the transition zone tissue. Methods associated with use of the energy delivery probe are also covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, John H. Shadduck
  • Patent number: 10342593
    Abstract: A vapor delivery system and method is provided that is adapted for treating prostate tissue. The vapor delivery system includes a vapor delivery needle configured to deliver condensable vapor energy to tissue. In one method, the vapor delivery system is advanced transurethrally into the patient to access the prostate tissue. The vapor delivery system includes a generator unit and an inductive heating system to produce a high quality vapor for delivery to tissue. Methods of use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NxThera, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Noel Hastings, Steven Carlson, Mark Schrom, Michael Hoey
  • Patent number: 10335222
    Abstract: An induction coil vapor generator is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the vapor generator is that it can inductively generate high quality condensable vapor. The vapor generator can comprise an outer assembly that supports a coil wire, and an inner assembly disposed in the outer assembly. The inner assembly can house a plurality of microtubes configured to be inductively heated by the coil wire to convert a fluid to condensable vapor. The generator can be disposed in a medical device to treat tissue with vapor. One feature of the medical device is that it can apply condensable vapor energy to tissue, such as a prostrate, to shrink, damage, denaturate the prostate. Methods associated with use of the vapor generator are also covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NxThera, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, Roger Noel Hastings, Stephanos Paulos
  • Publication number: 20190110830
    Abstract: A vapor delivery system and method is provided that includes a number of features. In one embodiment, a method comprises inserting a vapor delivery needle into tissue of a patient, activating a flow of vapor from a vapor generator through vapor delivery ports of the vapor delivery needle to cause condensed liquid to exit vapor delivery ports of the vapor delivery needle, generating vapor in the vapor generator, delivering a dose of vapor through the vapor delivery ports of the vapor delivery needle into the tissue, and after the dose of vapor is delivered, re-activating the flow of vapor from the vapor generator through the vapor delivery ports of the vapor delivery needle to prevent a vacuum from forming in the vapor delivery needle. Vapor therapy systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: NxThera, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Noel Hastings, Michael Hoey, Steven Carlson, Matthew Byrne