Patents by Inventor Nicholas Lee Tassoni

Nicholas Lee Tassoni 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: 20210085924
    Abstract: A medical device system may include a sheath, a pusher wire, and a locking element. The pusher wire may be slidably disposed within a lumen of the sheath. The locking element may have a proximal end, a distal end, an intermediate region disposed between the proximal end and the distal end, and a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The locking element may have a first inner diameter adjacent to the distal end and a second inner diameter adjacent to the proximal end, the second inner diameter smaller than the first outer diameter. The distal end region of the locking element may be configured to freely slide over the sheath and when a proximal end region of the locking element is disposed over the sheath, the locking element may be configured to depress the sheath radially inwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: KEVIN MCCONNELL, JOHN MCSWEENEY, ERIC DOUGLAS NYGAARD, DANIEL PATRICK SEXTON, NICHOLAS LEE TASSONI
  • Publication number: 20210085498
    Abstract: A medical device system may include an elongate shaft having a lumen extending from a proximal end to a distal end, a proximal release wire, and a distal release wire. The proximal release wire may extend distally from a proximal end configured to remain outside the body to a distal end and may be slidably disposed within the lumen of the elongate shaft. The distal release wire may extend distally from a proximal end to a distal end and may be slidably disposed within the lumen of the elongate shaft. The proximal end of the distal release wire may be slidably coupled to the distal end of the proximal release wire. The distal release wire may be configured to releasably attach a medical device to the distal end of the elongate shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: ERIC NYGAARD, NICHOLAS LEE TASSONI
  • Publication number: 20210085918
    Abstract: A medical device system may include an elongate shaft having a lumen extending to a distal end of the elongate shaft, wherein a proximal portion of the elongate shaft is configured to disengage from a distal portion of the elongate shaft; a medical device disposed proximate the distal end of the elongate shaft; a release wire disposed within the lumen of the elongate shaft, wherein the release wire releasably attaches the medical device to the distal end of the elongate shaft; and an introducer sheath slidably disposed over the elongate shaft, wherein the introducer sheath is configured to disengage the proximal portion of the elongate shaft from the distal portion of the elongate shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: KEVIN MCCONNELL, NICHOLAS LEE TASSONI
  • Publication number: 20200046332
    Abstract: A clip for reducing a dimension of an opening in tissue may include a continuous member having a plurality of legs and a plurality of preformed bends connecting adjacent legs, wherein the plurality of legs form: a first group having two protrusions; a second group having two protrusions; and a third group having two protrusions, wherein each protrusion of each group includes two legs of the continuous member and a corresponding preformed bend connecting the two legs, and each protrusion of each group extends from a region adjacent a first end of the clip to a region adjacent a second end of the clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. Groff, Martin R. Willard, Anthony Frank Tassoni, JR., Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Gary John Pederson, JR., Joseph Michael Connolly
  • Publication number: 20200000476
    Abstract: A vascular occlusion device for deployment within a lumen of a vessel may include a self-expanding frame configured to shift between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, the self-expanding frame defining a perimeter of an interior space disposed within the self-expanding frame, and an occlusive membrane secured to the self-expanding frame. The occlusive membrane may include a suspended portion disposed within the self-expanding frame and spaced apart from the perimeter of the interior space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: John D. Kroeger, David Robert Wulfman, Hoi Ki Ricky Chow, Adeniyi O. Aremu, Timothy A. Ostroot, Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Daniel K. Tomaschko, David Pettijohn
  • Publication number: 20190358432
    Abstract: A medical device may be a loading tool including a tubular member having a lumen extending therethrough. The tubular member may include a distal portion and a proximal portion. The proximal portion of the tubular member may include a flexible member. The flexible member may be axially and radially adjustable between a first configuration and a second configuration. The distal portion of the tubular member may be configured to engage a valve, and the valve may be in communication with a lumen of an elongated medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JEFFRY D. JOHNSON, MARY-CLAIRE ANDERSON, NICHOLAS LEE TASSONI, AJAY GUPTA, GARY JOHN PEDERSON, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190357916
    Abstract: An example medical device for occluding the left atrial appendage is disclosed. The example medical device for occluding the left atrial appendage includes an expandable member having a first end region and a second end region. The expandable member comprises at least one inflation cavity and at least one valve member configured to selectively seal the inflation cavity. A first inflation media may be disposed within the at least one inflation cavity and a second inflation media may be disposed within the at least one inflation cavity. The second inflation media may be different from the first inflation media. The expandable member may be configured to expand and seal the opening of the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Mark Inouye, David John Onushko, James M. Anderson, Jose A. Meregotte, David Raab, Steven R. Larsen, John M. Edgell, Nicholas Lee Tassoni
  • Patent number: 10485526
    Abstract: A clip for reducing a dimension of an opening in tissue may include a continuous member having a plurality of legs and a plurality of preformed bends connecting adjacent legs, wherein the plurality of legs form: a first group having two protrusions; a second group having two protrusions; and a third group having two protrusions, wherein each protrusion of each group includes two legs of the continuous member and a corresponding preformed bend connecting the two legs, and each protrusion of each group extends from a region adjacent a first end of the clip to a region adjacent a second end of the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. Groff, Martin R. Willard, Anthony Frank Tassoni, Jr., Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Gary John Pederson, Jr., Joseph Michael Connolly
  • Publication number: 20190262001
    Abstract: An occlusive medical device such as a vascular implant includes a terminal portion including a first plurality of strut segments that are each joined together at a distal end thereof to form a closed end of the frame, an intermediate portion including a second plurality of strut segments, the second plurality of strut segments including a greater number of strut segments than the first plurality of strut segments, and a main portion including a third plurality of strut segments, the third plurality of strut segments including a greater number of strut segments than the second plurality of strut segments. The occlusive medical device may have an expanded configuration in which the second plurality of strut segments and the third plurality of strut segments together form a plurality of cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Jancaric, Hoi Ki Ricky Chow, Kelsey Rae Cooper, Eric Dinges, John D. Kroeger, Reggie Roth, Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Marla Kae Waters
  • Publication number: 20190262119
    Abstract: Embolic material delivery devices and methods of using them are disclosed. An example embolic material delivery assembly includes an outer member having a lumen extending therein and a distal end region, an inner member disposed within the lumen of the outer member, wherein the inner member includes a first lumen extending therein. The embolic material delivery assembly also includes a first embolic material extending within the first lumen of the inner member, the embolic material having a first distal end region. The embolic material delivery assembly also includes an anchor disposed within the lumen of the outer member, the anchor having a first attachment region. Further, the first distal end region of the first embolic material is coupled to the first attachment region of the anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ajay Gupta, Jeffry D. Johnson, Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Gary John Pederson, JR., Mary-Claire Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190262153
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism for a medical implant system may include a first part fixedly attached to a distal end of an elongate shaft, the first part having a first longitudinal lumen configured to slidably receive a release wire disposed within the elongate shaft, and a second part fixedly attached to a proximal end of a medical implant, the second part having a second longitudinal lumen configured to slidably receive the release wire. A tubular distal portion of the second part may include an engagement feature configured to non-releasably engage the second part with the medical implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Kelsey Rae Cooper, Thomas P. Jancaric, John D. Kroeger, Eric Dinges, Reggie Roth, John L. Teschendorf, David B. Morris
  • Publication number: 20190254678
    Abstract: A medical device system may include an elongate shaft having a lumen extending from a proximal end to a distal end, a release wire disposed within the lumen of the elongate shaft configured to releasably attach a medical device to the distal end of the elongate shaft, and a securement member releasably coupled to the proximal end of the elongate shaft and fixedly attached to a proximal end of the release wire. A proximal portion of the securement member may be configured to translate proximally away from the proximal end of the elongate shaft upon application of a proximally-directed force to the proximal portion of the securement member and radially inward directed force to the distal portion of the securement member while the elongate shaft is maintained in a fixed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Dinges, Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Kevin McConnell
  • Publication number: 20190231566
    Abstract: A medical device system may include an elongate shaft having a lumen extending from a proximal end to a distal end, a release wire disposed within the lumen of the elongate shaft configured to releasably attach a medical device to the distal end of the elongate shaft, and a securement member fixedly attached to the proximal end of the elongate shaft and to a proximal end of the release wire. A proximal portion of the securement member may be configured to translate proximally away from the proximal end of the elongate shaft upon application of a proximally-directed force to the proximal portion of the securement member while the elongate shaft is maintained in a fixed position, wherein the proximal portion remains connected to the proximal end of the elongate shaft after proximal translation away from the proximal end of the elongate shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: NICHOLAS LEE TASSONI, ERIC DINGES, KEVIN MCCONNELL
  • Publication number: 20190053807
    Abstract: An occlusive medical device system may include an elongate shaft having a lumen extending longitudinally through a tubular body portion and a plurality of retaining arms extending distally from the tubular body portion. An occlusive medical device may include a proximal tubular mounting portion fixed to an expandable occlusive element. A release wire may be axially translatable between a distal engagement position and a proximal released position, the release wire having a distal engagement portion and a distal retention portion distal of the distal engagement portion. The distal engagement portion may be configured to engage the plurality of retaining arms in the distal engagement position, thereby urging the plurality of retaining arms into releasable engagement with the proximal tubular mounting portion, wherein when the release wire is in the proximal released position, the plurality of retaining arms is deflectable radially inward to disengage from the proximal tubular mounting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Khoi Le
  • Publication number: 20180303487
    Abstract: A vascular occlusion system may include a microcatheter configured to navigate a vasculature, an elongate shaft slidably disposed within a lumen of the microcatheter, the elongate shaft having a lumen extending from a proximal end of the elongate shaft to a distal end of the elongate shaft, a plurality of occlusive medical devices releasably connected to the elongate shaft, and a release wire slidably disposed within the elongate shaft and at least a portion of each of the plurality of occlusive medical devices. The release wire secures each of the plurality of occlusive medical devices to the distal end of the elongate shaft when the release wire is disposed within at least a portion of each of the plurality of occlusive medical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Khoi Le, Jeffry D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170325821
    Abstract: A clip for reducing a dimension of an opening in tissue may include a continuous member having a plurality of legs and a plurality of preformed bends connecting adjacent legs, wherein the plurality of legs form: a first group having two protrusions; a second group having two protrusions; and a third group having two protrusions, wherein each protrusion of each group includes two legs of the continuous member and a corresponding preformed bend connecting the two legs, and each protrusion of each group extends from a region adjacent a first end of the clip to a region adjacent a second end of the clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. GROFF, Martin R. WILLARD, Anthony Frank TASSONI, JR., Nicholas Lee TASSONI, Gary John PEDERSON, JR., Joseph Michael CONNOLLY
  • Publication number: 20160278782
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of embolic coil delivery. In particular, the present disclosure provides a delivery system that allows an embolic coil, retained on a delivery tube outside of the microcatheter, to be positioned within a target occlusion area of a patient prior to being controllably deployed, or retracted into the microcatheter for repositioning. The delivery system is particularly useful for minimizing embolic coil kickback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Mary-Claire ANDERSON, Nicholas Lee Tassoni, Ajay Gupta