Patents by Inventor Michael J. Bonnette

Michael J. Bonnette 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: 20200170663
    Abstract: A matter elimination catheter includes a catheter body extending from a catheter proximal portion to a catheter distal portion. The catheter body includes an infusion lumen, an aspiration lumen fluidly isolated from the infusion lumen, and a septum interposed between the infusion and aspiration lumens. A drive shaft is within the infusion lumen and is configured to provide rotation near the catheter distal portion. A guide wire lumen is within the drive shaft, and the infusion lumen, the drive shaft and the guide wire lumen are fluidly separated from the aspiration lumen with the septum. In one example, fluid bearings are formed between one or more of the catheter body and drive shaft or the drive shaft and a guide wire or guide wire liner when supplied with infusion fluid through the infusion lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Richard R. Prather, Debra M. Kozak, David B. Morris
  • Publication number: 20200138459
    Abstract: An infusion catheter system may deliver a therapeutic agent to a desired location in the body. The system may include an elongate catheter shaft having a proximal end region, a distal end region, a distal opening, and a lumen extending between the proximal end region and distal opening. The distal end region may include a coiled portion having a preformed coiled configuration including a plurality of helically wound rings. A plurality of apertures may be formed through a sidewall of the coiled portion. A guidewire may be configured to be slidably disposed within the lumen of the catheter shaft. The guidewire may include a proximal end region having a first cross-sectional dimension, an enlarged distal end region having a second cross sectional dimension greater than the first cross-sectional dimension, and an intermediate region disposed between the proximal end region and the distal end region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. BONNETTE, JASON T. ANDERSON, DAVID B. MORRIS
  • Patent number: 10595893
    Abstract: A matter elimination catheter includes a catheter body extending from a catheter proximal portion to a catheter distal portion. The catheter body includes an infusion lumen, an aspiration lumen fluidly isolated from the infusion lumen, and a septum interposed between the infusion and aspiration lumens. A drive shaft is within the infusion lumen and is configured to provide rotation near the catheter distal portion. A guide wire lumen is within the drive shaft, and the infusion lumen, the drive shaft and the guide wire lumen are fluidly separated from the aspiration lumen with the septum. In one example, fluid bearings are formed between one or more of the catheter body and drive shaft or the drive shaft and a guide wire or guide wire liner when supplied with infusion fluid through the infusion lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Richard R. Prather, Debra M. Kozak, David B. Morris
  • Patent number: 10582946
    Abstract: A hydrodynamic catheter includes a catheter body with a catheter lumen and an infusion tube extending within the catheter body, the infusion tube configured for coupling with a fluid source near the catheter proximal portion. An inflow orifice and an outflow orifice are positioned at locations along a catheter body perimeter. A fluid jet emanator is in fluid communication with the infusion tube, where the fluid jet emanator includes one or more jet orifices configured to direct one or more fluid jets through the catheter lumen from near the inflow orifice toward the outflow orifice. A pivot cylinder located along the catheter body perimeter is positioned distal relative to one or more of the fluid jet emanator, the inflow orifice, or the outflow orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Hieu V. Le
  • Patent number: 10543006
    Abstract: An infusion catheter system may deliver a therapeutic agent to a desired location in the body. The system may include an elongate catheter shaft having a proximal end region, a distal end region, a distal opening, and a lumen extending between the proximal end region and distal opening. The distal end region may include a coiled portion having a preformed coiled configuration including a plurality of helically wound rings. A plurality of apertures may be formed through a sidewall of the coiled portion. A guidewire may be configured to be slidably disposed within the lumen of the catheter shaft. The guidewire may include a proximal end region having a first cross-sectional dimension, an enlarged distal end region having a second cross sectional dimension greater than the first cross-sectional dimension, and an intermediate region disposed between the proximal end region and the distal end region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Jason T. Anderson, David B. Morris
  • Publication number: 20190290315
    Abstract: A direct stream hydrodynamic catheter system is provided for the removal of thrombus, lesions and the like including provisions for the infusion of drugs, lysing fluids and the like into a blood vessel. Physician controlled powered direct fluid jet streams emanate from a fluid jet emanatory in the form of robust radially directed fluid jet streams to impinge upon and ablate difficult and strong thrombus and lesions within a blood vessel. Effluent aspiration is controlled by an exhaust regulator in the form of a roller pump, but effluent removal can be assistingly influenced by the fluid pressure associated with the radially directed fluid jet streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. BONNETTE, ERIC J. THOR, DEBRA M. KOZAK, DOUGLAS J. BALL, STEPHEN E. WEISEL, DAVID B. MORRIS, RICHARD R. PRATHER
  • Patent number: 10321932
    Abstract: A direct stream hydrodynamic catheter system is provided for the removal of thrombus, lesions and the like including provisions for the infusion of drugs, lysing fluids and the like into a blood vessel. Physician controlled powered direct fluid jet streams emanate from a fluid jet emanatory in the form of robust radially directed fluid jet streams to impinge upon and ablate difficult and strong thrombus and lesions within a blood vessel. Effluent aspiration is controlled by an exhaust regulator in the form of a roller pump, but effluent removal can be assistingly influenced by the fluid pressure associated with the radially directed fluid jet streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Eric J. Thor, Debra M. Kozak, Douglas J. Ball, Stephen E. Weisel, David B. Morris, Richard R. Prather
  • Patent number: 10314609
    Abstract: A thrombectomy catheter includes a catheter body having a catheter lumen. An outflow orifice is positioned along a catheter perimeter. A fluid jet emanator communicates with a high pressure tube. The fluid jet emanator includes at least one jet orifice for directing a fluid jet from the fluid jet emanator through the catheter lumen toward the outflow orifice. The fluid jet emanator provides a jet stream from the catheter body through the outflow orifice. The jet stream includes first and second stream portions. An entrainment fluid flow circuit includes at least the first stream portion, and the entrainment fluid flow circuit entrains particulate and macerates the particulate therein. An exhaust fluid flow path includes the second stream portion, and the exhaust fluid flow path draws entrained particulate from the entrainment fluid flow circuit at a location exterior to the catheter body and directs it toward the catheter proximal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Eric J. Thor, Michael Schrom, Debra M. Kozak
  • Publication number: 20180296752
    Abstract: An infusion system includes a double action infusion pump. The pump includes a cylinder and a reciprocating piston received within the cylinder, the reciprocating piston separating a first pump chamber from a second pump chamber of the cylinder. A reciprocating motor is coupled with the reciprocating piston, and the first and second pump chambers alternate between filling and evacuating conditions with reciprocation of the reciprocating piston through operation of the reciprocating motor, and the speed of reciprocation is varied to provide a continuous output of fluid between the first and second pump chambers. A fluid source and a catheter are optionally coupled with the double action infusion pump. The catheter includes one or more infusion ports near a catheter distal portion, and the one or more infusion ports receive and expel the continuous output of fluid from the double action infusion pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. BONNETTE, DAVID B. MORRIS
  • Patent number: 10076404
    Abstract: A catheter system includes an inflatable structural balloon and collapsible filter. The collapsible filter is deployable into an expanded configuration using the inflatable distal balloon. In the expanded configuration, one or more flow cells are formed between inflated portions of the balloon to provide continuous fluid flow between proximal and distal ends of the structural balloon. In the expanded configuration, the filter is configured to prevent particulates (e.g., dislodged thrombus, or other particulate material) from migrating beyond the filter. In the expanded configuration, the inflated structural balloon biases a perimeter of the filter toward or against a subject vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael J. Bonnette
  • Patent number: 10004846
    Abstract: An infusion system includes a double action infusion pump. The pump includes a cylinder and a reciprocating piston received within the cylinder, the reciprocating piston separating a first pump chamber from a second pump chamber of the cylinder. A reciprocating motor is coupled with the reciprocating piston, and the first and second pump chambers alternate between filling and evacuating conditions with reciprocation of the reciprocating piston through operation of the reciprocating motor, and the speed of reciprocation is varied to provide a continuous output of fluid between the first and second pump chambers. A fluid source and a catheter are optionally coupled with the double action infusion pump. The catheter includes one or more infusion ports near a catheter distal portion, and the one or more infusion ports receive and expel the continuous output of fluid from the double action infusion pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, David B. Morris
  • Publication number: 20180092658
    Abstract: A thrombectomy catheter includes a catheter body having a catheter lumen. An outflow orifice is positioned along a catheter perimeter. A fluid jet emanator communicates with a high pressure tube. The fluid jet emanator includes at least one jet orifice for directing a fluid jet from the fluid jet emanator through the catheter lumen toward the outflow orifice. The fluid jet emanator provides a jet stream from the catheter body through the outflow orifice. The jet stream includes first and second stream portions. An entrainment fluid flow circuit includes at least the first stream portion, and the entrainment fluid flow circuit entrains particulate and macerates the particulate therein. An exhaust fluid flow path includes the second stream portion, and the exhaust fluid flow path draws entrained particulate from the entrainment fluid flow circuit at a location exterior to the catheter body and directs it toward the catheter proximal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Eric J. Thor, Michael Schrom, Debra M. Kozak
  • Patent number: 9925331
    Abstract: An infusion system includes a double action infusion pump. The pump includes a cylinder and a reciprocating piston received within the cylinder, the reciprocating piston separating a first pump chamber from a second pump chamber of the cylinder. A reciprocating motor is coupled with the reciprocating piston, and the first and second pump chambers alternate between filling and evacuating conditions with reciprocation of the reciprocating piston through operation of the reciprocating motor, and the speed of reciprocation is varied to provide a continuous output of fluid between the first and second pump chambers. A fluid source and a catheter are optionally coupled with the double action infusion pump. The catheter includes one or more infusion ports near a catheter distal portion, and the one or more infusion ports receive and expel the continuous output of fluid from the double action infusion pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Michael J. Bonnette
  • Publication number: 20180070971
    Abstract: A matter elimination catheter includes a catheter body extending from a catheter proximal portion to a catheter distal portion. The catheter body includes an infusion lumen, an aspiration lumen fluidly isolated from the infusion lumen, and a septum interposed between the infusion and aspiration lumens. A drive shaft is within the infusion lumen and is configured to provide rotation near the catheter distal portion. A guide wire lumen is within the drive shaft, and the infusion lumen, the drive shaft and the guide wire lumen are fluidly separated from the aspiration lumen with the septum. In one example, fluid bearings are formed between one or more of the catheter body and drive shaft or the drive shaft and a guide wire or guide wire liner when supplied with infusion fluid through the infusion lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Richard R. Prather, Debra M. Kozak, David B. Morris
  • Patent number: 9901361
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter body having a catheter lumen. A manifold assembly is coupled with a proximal catheter portion. A manifold lumen extends through the manifold assembly, and the manifold lumen includes an assembly cavity extending around the proximal catheter portion. A fluid jet loop is coupled with a high pressure tube at a distal catheter portion. The catheter assembly further includes a tapered loop guide surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: David B. Morris, Michael J. Bonnette, Jason M. Bronstad, Corey Rasch, Jason T. Anderson, Laszlo Trent Farago, Diana Dutcher, Eric J. Thor
  • Publication number: 20180015255
    Abstract: An infusion catheter is disclosed. An example infusion catheter includes an elongate tubular member having a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion includes an infusion region extending along a portion thereof. Further, the infusion region of the elongate tubular member includes a plurality of apertures, and the apertures reduce the surface area of the infusion region by 0.25%-10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. BONNETTE, MICHAEL P. SCHROM
  • Patent number: 9855070
    Abstract: A matter elimination catheter includes a catheter body extending from a catheter proximal portion to a catheter distal portion. The catheter body includes an infusion lumen, an aspiration lumen fluidly isolated from the infusion lumen, and a septum interposed between the infusion and aspiration lumens. A drive shaft is within the infusion lumen and is configured to provide rotation near the catheter distal portion. A guide wire lumen is within the drive shaft, and the infusion lumen, the drive shaft and the guide wire lumen are fluidly separated from the aspiration lumen with the septum. In one example, fluid bearings are formed between one or more of the catheter body and drive shaft or the drive shaft and a guide wire or guide wire liner when supplied with infusion fluid through the infusion lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Richard R. Prather, Debra M. Kozak, David B. Morris
  • Publication number: 20170354427
    Abstract: An infusion catheter system may deliver a therapeutic agent to a desired location in the body. The system may include an elongate catheter shaft having a proximal end region, a distal end region, a distal opening, and a lumen extending between the proximal end region and distal opening. The distal end region may include a coiled portion having a preformed coiled configuration including a plurality of helically wound rings. A plurality of apertures may be formed through a sidewall of the coiled portion. A guidewire may be configured to be slidably disposed within the lumen of the catheter shaft. The guidewire may include a proximal end region having a first cross-sectional dimension, an enlarged distal end region having a second cross sectional dimension greater than the first cross-sectional dimension, and an intermediate region disposed between the proximal end region and the distal end region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. BONNETTE, JASON T. ANDERSON, DAVID B. MORRIS
  • Patent number: 9833257
    Abstract: A thrombectomy catheter includes a catheter body having a catheter lumen. An outflow orifice is positioned along a catheter perimeter. A fluid jet emanator communicates with a high pressure tube. The fluid jet emanator includes at least one jet orifice for directing a fluid jet from the fluid jet emanator through the catheter lumen toward the outflow orifice. The fluid jet emanator provides a jet stream from the catheter body through the outflow orifice. The jet stream includes first and second stream portions. An entrainment fluid flow circuit includes at least the first stream portion, and the entrainment fluid flow circuit entrains particulate and macerates the particulate therein. An exhaust fluid flow path includes the second stream portion, and the exhaust fluid flow path draws entrained particulate from the entrainment fluid flow circuit at a location exterior to the catheter body and directs it toward the catheter proximal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael J. Bonnette, Eric J. Thor, Michael Schrom, Debra M. Kozak
  • Publication number: 20170340343
    Abstract: A hydrodynamic catheter includes a catheter body with a catheter lumen and an infusion tube extending within the catheter body, the infusion tube configured for coupling with a fluid source near the catheter proximal portion. An inflow orifice and an outflow orifice are positioned at locations along a catheter body perimeter. A fluid jet emanator is in fluid communication with the infusion tube, where the fluid jet emanator includes one or more jet orifices configured to direct one or more fluid jets through the catheter lumen from near the inflow orifice toward the outflow orifice. A pivot cylinder located along the catheter body perimeter is positioned distal relative to one or more of the fluid jet emanator, the inflow orifice, or the outflow orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. BONNETTE, HIEU V. LE