Patents by Inventor Paul J. Miller

Paul J. Miller 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: 20150057656
    Abstract: A balloon for renal nerve modulation is disclosed. The balloon may include a polymer material forming a balloon wall having an outer surface and flexible circuits comprising a base selectively adhered to the exterior surface of the balloon wall. Adhesive is selectively applied to the outer surface of the balloon, to the flexible circuit or to both such that the adhesive is selectively deposited on the at least a portion of the at least two pads or on the at least a portion of the at least two pads and to a portion of the distal spline. The portion of the at least two pads or the portion of the at least two pads and a portion of the distal spline are adhered to the outer surface of the balloon and a remainder of the flexible circuit moves freely with respect to the outer surface of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: AJAY GUPTA, JEFFREY S. LINDQUIST, PAUL J. MILLER, CASS A. HANSON, DANIEL T. QUILLIN, HONG CAO, KENNETH R. LARSON
  • Patent number: 8211157
    Abstract: A balloon catheter comprises an inner tube, a medical balloon and an inflation lumen. The medical balloon is disposed about the inner tube and in fluid communication with the inflation lumen. A collapsible portion of the inner tube is constructed to collapse inward upon delivery of an inflation fluid to the medical balloon to secure the inner tube to the guidewire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Miller, Matthew J. Tracy
  • Publication number: 20120150109
    Abstract: The present invention provides medical devices comprising nanocomposite materials. By utilizing nanocomposites in the production thereof, the inventive medical devices can be produced with various advantageous properties. Methods of producing the inventive medical devices are also provided. Inasmuch as the inventive devices are expected to provide certain advantages in their use, there is also provided a method of medical care including methods of treatment or diagnosis, wherein the inventive devices are brought into therapeutic contact with a body to be treated or diagnosed thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Parsonage, Daniel J. Horn, John J. Chen, Paul J. Miller, Douglas A. Devens, JR., Jan Weber
  • Publication number: 20120131661
    Abstract: A client can communicate with a middle tier, which can then, in turn, communicate with a back end tier to access information and resources on behalf of the client within the context of a system that can scale well. Each individual back end can establish a policy that defines which computing device can delegate to that back end. That policy can be enforced by a domain controller within the same administrative domain as the particular back end. When a middle tier requests to delegate to a back end, the domain controller to which that request was directed can either apply the policy, or, if the domain controller is in a different domain than the targeted back end, it can direct the middle tier to a domain controller in a different domain and can sign relevant information that the middle tier can utilize when communicating with that different domain controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Fishel Novak, Paul J. Leach, Liqiang Zhu, Paul J. Miller, Alexandru Hanganu, Yi Zeng, Jeremy Dominic Viegas, K. Michiko Short
  • Patent number: 8133250
    Abstract: The present invention provides medical devices comprising nanocomposite materials. By utilizing nanocomposites in the production thereof, the inventive medical devices can be produced with various advantageous properties. Methods of producing the inventive medical devices are also provided. Inasmuch as the inventive devices are expected to provide certain advantages in their use, there is also provided a method of medical care including methods of treatment or diagnosis, wherein the inventive devices are brought into therapeutic contact with a body to be treated or diagnosed thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Parsonage, Daniel J. Horn, John J. Chen, Paul J. Miller, Douglas A. Devens, Jr., Jan Weber
  • Patent number: 8105274
    Abstract: A catheter is disclosed providing a balloon catheter having a distal tip that is flexible while additionally incorporating high column strength. The present invention additionally provides a distal tip region that accommodates for various sized guidewires. In preferred embodiments, the distal tip region is initially configured for accommodating the passage of 0.12-inch guidewires only. Through specific manufacturing processes, however, the distal tip is modified so that it also may be expanded to accommodate the passage of 0.14-inch guidewires. In additional preferred embodiments, an elastomeric sleeve is disposed over the modified distal tip to allow the tip to return to the initial 0.12 -inch accommodating profile when the larger 0.14-inch guidewire is withdrawn from the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Miller, Tracee E. J. Eidenschink
  • Patent number: 7887830
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, implantable or insertable medical devices are provided, which contain one or more polymeric regions. These polymeric regions, in turn, contain one or more polymers, at least one of which is a copolymer that includes a styrene monomer and an isobutylene monomer. Moreover, the styrene monomer content of the copolymer typically ranges from 25 to 50 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Frederick H. Strickler, Mark Boden, Jan Seppala, Paul J. Miller
  • Patent number: 7879008
    Abstract: The control device is used to control delivery of fluid from a fluid delivery system during a medical injection procedure. The fluid delivery system includes an injector adapted to actuate a syringe used to deliver the injection fluid to a patient. The control device is operatively associated with the injector for controlling discrete flow rates of injection fluid delivered to the patient. The control device includes a housing and an actuator associated with the housing. An electronic substrate is disposed within the housing and comprises a conductive pattern. The actuator is adapted for operative association with the conductive pattern. The conductive pattern includes a plurality of predetermined digital values corresponding to discrete flow rates of injection fluid to be delivered by the injector, such that when the actuator is actuated the actuator operatively associates with the conductive pattern for transmitting the digital values to the injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: MEDRAD, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Haury, James M. Gimbel, Matthew J. Leroch, IV, Paul J. Miller, Gerald W. Callan, Richard C. Morton, Ralph E. Kopacko, Jennie Kwo, Luis A. Padraza, Roderick H. Beaulieu, Russell W. Wade, Milan V. Trcka, Mark Evan Whitebook
  • Publication number: 20100298859
    Abstract: A catheter is disclosed providing a balloon catheter having a distal tip that is flexible while additionally incorporating high column strength. The present invention additionally provides a distal tip region that accommodates for various sized guidewires. In preferred embodiments, the distal tip region is initially configured for accommodating the passage of 0.12-inch guidewires only. Through specific manufacturing processes, however, the distal tip is modified so that it also may be expanded to accommodate the passage of 0.14-inch guidewires. In additional preferred embodiments, an elastomeric sleeve is disposed over the modified distal tip to allow the tip to return to the initial 0.12-inch accommodating profile when the larger 0.14-inch guidewire is withdrawn from the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Miller, Tracee E.J. Eidenschink
  • Patent number: 7766869
    Abstract: A catheter is disclosed providing a balloon catheter having a distal tip that is flexible while additionally incorporating high column strength. The present invention additionally provides a distal tip region that accommodates for various sized guidewires. In preferred embodiments, the distal tip region is initially configured for accommodating the passage of 0.12-inch guidewires only. Through specific manufacturing processes, however, the distal tip is modified so that it also may be expanded to accommodate the passage of 0.14-inch guidewires. In additional preferred embodiments, an elastomeric sleeve is disposed over the modified distal tip to allow the tip to return to the initial 0.12-inch accommodating profile when the larger 0.14-inch guidewire is withdrawn from the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Miller, Tracee E. J. Eidenschink
  • Publication number: 20100010440
    Abstract: The present invention provides medical devices comprising nanocomposite materials. By utilizing nanocomposites in the production thereof, the inventive medical devices can be produced with various advantageous properties. Methods of producing the inventive medical devices are also provided. Inasmuch as the inventive devices are expected to provide certain advantages in their use, there is also provided a method of medical care including methods of treatment or diagnosis, wherein the inventive devices are brought into therapeutic contact with a body to be treated or diagnosed thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Parsonage, Daniel J. Horn, John J. Chen, Paul J. Miller, Douglas A. Devens, JR., Jan Weber
  • Patent number: 7603281
    Abstract: A method, computer program, and system for automatically pushing flight status information to passengers and/or their agents whenever an airline flight is delayed, cancelled, or otherwise subject to a status change. The invention is implemented with a computer program that instructs a host computer operated by a global airline distribution provider. The computer program includes: a code segment for receiving and storing in a database scheduled times of departure or arrival for substantially all U.S.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Worldspan LP
    Inventors: Paul J. Miller, Asit K. Jena
  • Patent number: 7591831
    Abstract: The present invention provides medical devices comprising nanocomposite materials. By utilizing nanocomposites in the production thereof, the inventive medical devices can be produced with various advantageous properties. Methods of producing the inventive medical devices are also provided. Inasmuch as the inventive devices are expected to provide certain advantages in their use, there is also provide a method of medical care including methods of treatment or diagnosis, wherein the inventive devices are brought into therapeutic contact with a body to be treated or diagnosed thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Parsonage, Daniel J. Horn, John J. Chen, Paul J. Miller, Douglas A. Devens, Jr., Jan Weber
  • Patent number: 7459192
    Abstract: A substantially tubular member comprises a body. The body is constructed from a first material and has an external surface. At least a portion of the external surface has a predetermined pattern of a second material deposited thereon. The predetermined pattern of the second material is deposited on the at least a portion of the external surface by one or more printing processes such as solution coating, spray coating, thermal printing, piezo jet printing, contact printing and any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Parsonage, Paul J. Miller
  • Publication number: 20080206304
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, implantable or insertable medical devices are provided, which contain one or more polymeric regions. These polymeric regions, in turn, contain one or more polymers, at least one of which is a copolymer that includes a styrene monomer and an isobutylene monomer. Moreover, the styrene monomer content of the copolymer typically ranges from 25 to 50 mol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Frederick H. Strickler, Mark Boden, Jan Seppala, Paul J. Miller
  • Publication number: 20080177126
    Abstract: A fluid path set for a fluid delivery system includes a tube coil that is designed to optimally position one or more volumes of a pharmaceutical within an ionization chamber to optimally measure and prepare a pharmaceutical dose for administration to a patient. The tube coil may be maintained in a desired dimensional geometry by means of a core structure around which the tube coil is positioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Leon J. Tate, James H. Shigeno, Steven C. Rygg, Jared E. Neff, Scott R. Griffith, Joseph E. Bisegna, Edward Ilgenfritz, Paul J. Miller, Scott Yanke
  • Patent number: 6841213
    Abstract: A substantially tubular member comprises a body. The body is constructed from a first material and has an external surface. At least a portion of the external surface has a predetermined pattern of a second material deposited thereon. The predetermined pattern of the second material is deposited on the at least a portion of the external surface by one or more printing processes such as solution coating, spray coating, thermal printing, piezo jet printing, contact printing and any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, INC
    Inventors: Edward Parsonage, Paul J. Miller
  • Publication number: 20040236276
    Abstract: A catheter is disclosed providing a balloon catheter having a distal tip that is flexible while additionally incorporating high column strength. The present invention additionally provides a distal tip region that accommodates for various sized guidewires. In preferred embodiments, the distal tip region is initially configured for accommodating the passage of 0.12-inch guidewires only. Through specific manufacturing processes, however, the distal tip is modified so that it also may be expanded to accommodate the passage of 0.14-inch guidewires. In additional preferred embodiments, an elastomeric sleeve is disposed over the modified distal tip to allow the tip to return to the initial 0.12-inch accommodating profile when the larger 0.14-inch guidewire is withdrawn from the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Miller, Tracee E.J. Eidenschink
  • Patent number: 6814744
    Abstract: A distal tip for a catheter which is defined by a matrix and at least one stripe. The matrix is defined by at least one matrix material, and the at least one stripe is defined by at one stripe material. The predetermined hardness of the at least one stripe material has a greater durometer value than the predetermined hardness of the at least one matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Dachuan Yang, Paul J. Miller
  • Patent number: 6786886
    Abstract: A balloon catheter comprises an inner tube, a medical balloon and an inflation lumen. The medical balloon is disposed about the inner tube and in fluid communication with the inflation lumen. A collapsible portion of the inner tube is constructed to collapse inward upon delivery of an inflation fluid to the medical balloon to secure the inner tube to the guidewire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Miller, Matthew J. Tracy