Patents by Inventor Patrick A. Haverkost

Patrick A. Haverkost 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).

  • Patent number: 11432821
    Abstract: Expandable occlusive plugs and methods of using them are disclosed. The devices generally include a tubular body bearing multiple slits defining leaves, which expand radially outward when the ends of the device are brought toward one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Haverkost, Joel Groff, Kent Harrison, Joseph Connolly, Gary Pederson, Mary-Claire Anderson, David Raab
  • Patent number: 11382652
    Abstract: An atherectomy system may include an atherectomy apparatus including a drive housing, a catheter shaft extending distally from the drive housing, and a rotatable drive shaft extending within the catheter shaft and operably coupled to the drive housing, the rotatable drive shaft having a guidewire lumen configured to receive a guidewire; and a guidewire management device including: a frame including at least one frame rail extending longitudinally; a movable tray slidably coupled to the at least one frame rail; and a guidewire locking element fixed to the frame. The drive housing may be releasably secured to the movable tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel M. Wasdyke, Jason T. Anderson, Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. Groff
  • Patent number: 11266463
    Abstract: Systems for nerve and tissue modulation are disclosed. An illustrative system may include an intravascular nerve modulation system including a catheter shaft, an expandable basket and one or more electrode assemblies affixed to the expandable basket. The one or more electrode assemblies may be affixed to the expandable basket using one or more covers or coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martin R. Willard, Patrick A. Haverkost
  • Publication number: 20220039801
    Abstract: Delivery systems for liquid embolics and methods of using them are disclosed. The devices generally include a catheter and one or more retention elements to limit migration of the liquid embolic to non-target sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph CONNOLLY, Gary Pederson, Mary-Claire Anderson, Patrick Haverkost, David Raab, Mark Smith
  • Publication number: 20220000515
    Abstract: A cutting balloon catheter including a balloon mounted on a distal portion of a catheter shaft. An expandable frame may be disposed over the balloon. The expandable frame may include a plurality of struts extending from a proximal end region to a distal end region. One or more cutting members may be secured to the expandable frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: PATRICK A. HAVERKOST, JOEL N. GROFF, JOEL M. WASDYKE
  • Patent number: 11202671
    Abstract: A medical device for sympathetic nerve ablation may include a catheter shaft, an expandable member disposed on or coupled to the catheter shaft, and a plurality of elongate electrode assemblies each constructed as a flexible circuit having a plurality of layers. The expandable member may be configured to shift between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration. The plurality of electrode assemblies may be disposed on an outer surface of the expandable member. Each of the plurality of electrode assemblies may include enhanced tear resistance properties such as through the inclusion of a reinforcement structure with one or more of the layers of the electrode assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Cass A. Hanson, Derek C. Sutermeister, Timothy A. Ostroot, Robert N. Squire, James M. Anderson, Martin R. Willard, Patrick A. Haverkost, Jan Weber, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Daniel J. Horn
  • Patent number: 11166803
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present disclosure pertains to self-expanding emboli-capturing centering devices for centering a medical instrument in a conduit within a patient. The centering devices comprise (a) an elongate shaft, (b) a self-expanding centering member having an open distal end and an inner surface forming a central lumen with a flared distal portion, the centering member being configured such that a fluid flowing in a distal-to-proximal direction that is received by the open distal end flows proximally along the flared distal portion of the central lumen before exiting the central lumen through one or more openings in a proximal portion of the centering member, and (c) a filter material configured to filter the fluid received by the open distal end of the centering member. Other aspects of the present disclosure pertain to systems and methods employing such centering devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger W. McGowan, Alexander J. Wiedmann, Jennifer Reinhart, Patrick A. Haverkost, Timothy A. Ostroot, Gurpreet S. Sandhu, Daniel B. Spoon, Brandon J. Tefft
  • Patent number: 11154320
    Abstract: A cutting balloon catheter including a balloon mounted on a distal portion of a catheter shaft. An expandable frame may be disposed over the balloon. The expandable frame may include a plurality of struts extending from a proximal end region to a distal end region. One or more cutting members may be secured to the expandable frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. Groff, Joel M. Wasdyke
  • Patent number: 11147874
    Abstract: An example implantable microparticle for delivering therapeutic heat treatment comprises a generally spherical body. The body may be formed from a first material comprising a biodegradable material and a second material comprising a Curie temperature material. The biodegradable material may be a non-Curie temperature material or have a Curie temperature lower than a Curie temperature of the Curie temperature material. The first material and the second material are mixed to form a composite having a Curie temperature in the range of 35° C. and 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek C. Sutermeister, Martin R. Willard, Patrick A. Haverkost, Timothy A. Ostroot
  • Patent number: 11129702
    Abstract: A filtering sheath includes an elongated tubular member defined by a circumferential wall and having a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending therebetween. The distal end has a plurality of slits extending through the circumferential wall, the plurality of slits defining an expandable filter region. The plurality of slits are arranged in a pattern that allows the expandable filter region to move between a first, contracted configuration, and a second, expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Amelia Ann Sandberg, Joel N. Groff
  • Patent number: 11109867
    Abstract: An implant for occluding a flow through a vessel may comprise a body member having a first end portion, a second end portion, and an intermediate rod portion extending between the first end portion and the second end portion and a mesh having base layer and a plurality of micro-pillars extending from a first surface of the base layer. The mesh may be disposed about at least a portion of the body such that the micro-pillars extending generally radially outward from the body member. The plurality of micro-pillars may be configured to extend into an adjacent tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Arman Shahriar, Joel N. Groff, John LaRoy, John Mundahl, Eric Cooper
  • Patent number: 11090058
    Abstract: Delivery systems for liquid embolics and methods of using them are disclosed. The devices generally include a catheter and one or more retention elements to limit migration of the liquid embolic to non-target sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Connolly, Gary Pederson, Mary-Claire Anderson, Patrick A. Haverkost, David Raab, Mark Smith
  • Publication number: 20210236776
    Abstract: Medical devices as well as methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a steerable crossing catheter system. The steerable crossing catheter system may include an elongate catheter shaft having a proximal end region, a steerable distal end region, and a lumen extending therethrough. A core may be disposed within the lumen. The core may have a distal end. A penetrating member may be coupled to the distal end. A sensing assembly may be disposed adjacent to the distal end. The sensing assembly may be configured to estimate the location of the core within a body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JASON T. ANDERSON, PATRICK A. HAVERKOST, JOHN HARRIS MUNDAHL, JOHN JAMES LING LAROY, RAED N. RIZQ, JOEL M. WASDYKE, ROWAN OLUND HETTEL
  • Patent number: 11045178
    Abstract: An example closure device is disclosed. The closure device includes a framework including a first end region, a second end region and a medial region extending therebetween. The medical device also includes a biodegradable tissue ingrowth member extending over at least a portion of the framework, wherein the tissue ingrowth member is configured to promote tissue ingrowth thereupon, and wherein the tissue ingrowth is configured to seal an opening in the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: David John Onushko, Lloyd Radman, Patrick A. Haverkost, Jose A. Meregotte, Joel N. Groff
  • Publication number: 20210145417
    Abstract: A device includes a hollow needle with a lumen extending therethrough. The needle is sized and shaped to extend through an endoscopic shaft to a target tissue within a living body. The needle has a distal end with a sharpened distal tip for puncturing the target tissue and removing a portion of the tissue in the lumen. The device further includes a cylindrical stylet having a shaft sized and shaped to extend through the lumen of the needle and a distal end with a pointed distal tip for puncturing the target tissue. When the stylet is extended, the pointed distal tip of the stylet extends distally a predetermined distance past the sharpened distal tip of the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: James P. ROHL, Patrick A. HAVERKOST, Joseph MAYO, Troy Anthony GIESE, Joel N. GROFF
  • Patent number: 10952790
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft. An expandable balloon may be coupled to the catheter shaft. The balloon may be capable of shifting between a folded configuration and an expanded configuration. A plurality of elongate electrode assemblies may be disposed on the balloon. A cover layer may be deposited on the electrode assemblies. Portions of the electrode assemblies may be free of the cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Mary M. Byron, Cass A. Hanson, Martin R. Willard, Derek C. Sutermeister, Robert N. Squire, Brian K. Jablonski
  • Patent number: 10945786
    Abstract: A medical device and related methods of use or manufacture are disclosed. The medical device may include an intravascular catheter for nerve modulation. The medical device includes an elongate shaft having a proximal end region, a distal end region, and a lumen extending therebetween. An expandable member is coupled to the distal end region of the elongate shaft. One or more electrical conductors extend from the proximal end region of the elongate shaft to the expandable member. The one or more electrical conductors may have a distal end region secured directly to an outer surface the expandable member. One or more energy delivery regions are positioned on the expandable member and coupled to the one or more electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martin R. Willard, Derek C. Sutermeister, Kenneth R. Larson, Timothy A. Ostroot, Patrick A. Haverkost
  • Publication number: 20210059685
    Abstract: An implant for occluding a left atrial appendage may include an expandable framework including a body portion and a disk portion, wherein the expandable framework is configured to shift between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, and an occlusive disk element disposed within the disk portion. The disk portion may include a first disk portion integrally formed with the body portion, and a second disk portion movably attached to the first disk portion by at least one hinge member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JOEL N. GROFF, PATRICK A. HAVERKOST
  • Publication number: 20210060303
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in its various aspects, is directed generally to medical devices, and more specifically to catheter accessory devices and related systems and methods. In an embodiment, an instrument accessory device may include a body with an instrument lumen through which an instrument may extend through. An expandable member may be disposed about the distal end of the body. An elongate delivery member may be attached to the body and in communication with the expandable member at a distal end of the delivery member. The delivery member may be configured to slide the instrument lumen of the body and the expandable member along the length of the instrument when extended therethrough. Other embodiments are addressed within.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. Groff, Joel M. WasDyke
  • Publication number: 20210000539
    Abstract: Medical devices for sympathetic nerve modulation are disclosed. An example medical device for sympathetic nerve modulation may include a catheter shaft having a distal region. An expandable member may be coupled to the distal region. A flexible circuit assembly may be attached to the expandable member. The flexible circuit assembly may include a first electrode strip, a second electrode strip, and a sensor strip disposed between the first electrode strip and the second electrode strip. The first electrode strip may include a first electrode. The second electrode strip may include a second electrode. The first electrode and the second electrode may define a pair of bipolar electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: PATRICK A. HAVERKOST, MARTIN R. WILLARD, DEREK C. SUTERMEISTER, JOEL N. GROFF, JEFFREY S. LINDQUIST, ROBERT N. SQUIRE