Patents by Inventor Peter Brady

Peter Brady 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: 20210251784
    Abstract: A braided stent having an integral retrieval and/or repositioning loop includes a plurality of wires having first and second ends interbraided in a braided pattern to form a tubular stent having opposed atraumatic first and second open ends with each open end having a circumference; wherein said first and second wires ends are disposed at said second stent open end and said wires are looped at said second stent open end so that none of the first or second wires ends are exposed at the circumference of second stent open end; wherein at least of two of said wires are formed into a repositioning and/or retrieval loop having an elongated portion circumferentially disposed at said first opposed open end; and wherein said reposition and/or retrieval loop comprises two sections which run adjacent to each other prior to crossing to permit grabbing of both sections simultaneously by a practitioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Brady, Richard Crawford, Kathryn Portale, Paul K. Norton, John J. Damarati, Tim Lysaght
  • Patent number: 11013624
    Abstract: A braided stent having an integral retrieval and/or repositioning loop includes a plurality of wires having first and second ends interbraided in a braided pattern to form a tubular stent having opposed atraumatic first and second open ends with each open end having a circumference; wherein said first and second wires ends are disposed at said second stent open end and said wires are looped at said second stent open end so that none of the first or second wires ends are exposed at the circumference of second stent open end; wherein at least of two of said wires are formed into a repositioning and/or retrieval loop having an elongated portion circumferentially disposed at said first opposed open end; and wherein said reposition and/or retrieval loop comprises two sections which run adjacent to each other prior to crossing to permit grabbing of both sections simultaneously by a practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Brady, Richard Crawford, Kathryn Portale, Paul K. Norton, John J. Damarati, Tim Lysaght
  • Patent number: 10426643
    Abstract: An open frame prosthesis is formed with looped end terminations at its proximal and distal ends. At one end of the prosthesis, the filaments or strands are welded together in pairs to form strand couplings. A plurality of loop segments are connected to the strand couplings, one loop segment for each pair of adjacent strand couplings. In one version of the prosthesis, strands at the opposite end are bent to form looped ends. In another version, loop segments are connected to pairs of strand couplings at both ends of the prosthesis. The loop segments can be connected to the couplings by welding, fusion bonds, or tubes, which are either crimped or heat shrunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Gary J. Leanna, Paul K. Norton, Peter Brady, Dean Molloy, Michael E. Zupkofska
  • Publication number: 20190029851
    Abstract: A braided stent having an integral retrieval and/or repositioning loop includes a plurality of wires having first and second ends interbraided in a braided pattern to form a tubular stent having opposed atraumatic first and second open ends with each open end having a circumference; wherein said first and second wires ends are disposed at said second stent open end and said wires are looped at said second stent open end so that none of the first or second wires ends are exposed at the circumference of second stent open end; wherein at least of two of said wires are formed into a repositioning and/or retrieval loop having an elongated portion circumferentially disposed at said first opposed open end; and wherein said reposition and/or retrieval loop comprises two sections which run adjacent to each other prior to crossing to permit grabbing of both sections simultaneously by a practitioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Brady, Richard Crawford, Kathryn Portale, Paul K. Norton, John J. Damarati, Tim Lysaght
  • Patent number: 10149776
    Abstract: A braided stent having an integral retrieval and/or repositioning loop includes a plurality of wires having first and second ends interbraided in a braided pattern to form a tubular stent having opposed atraumatic first and second open ends with each open end having a circumference; wherein said first and second wires ends are disposed at said second stent open end and said wires are looped at said second stent open end so that none of the first or second wires ends are exposed at the circumference of second stent open end; wherein at least of two of said wires are formed into a repositioning and/or retrieval loop having an elongated portion circumferentially disposed at said first opposed open end; and wherein said reposition and/or retrieval loop comprises two sections which run adjacent to each other prior to crossing to permit grabbing of both sections simultaneously by a practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Brady, Richard Crawford, Kathryn Portale, Paul K. Norton, John J. Damarati, Tim Lysaght
  • Patent number: 10111766
    Abstract: A braided stent having an integral retrieval and/or repositioning loop includes a plurality of wires having first and second ends interbraided in a braided pattern to form a tubular stent having opposed atraumatic first and second open ends with each open end having a circumference; wherein said first and second wires ends are disposed at said second stent open end and said wires are looped at said second stent open end so that none of the first or second wires ends are exposed at the circumference of second stent open end; wherein at least of two of said wires are formed into a repositioning and/or retrieval loop having an elongated portion circumferentially disposed at said first opposed open end; and wherein said reposition and/or retrieval loop comprises two sections which run adjacent to each other prior to crossing to permit grabbing of both sections simultaneously by a practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Brady, Richard Crawford, Kathryn Portale, Paul K. Norton, John J. Damarati, Tim Lysaght
  • Patent number: 9964305
    Abstract: The campfire starter includes a first compartment that is connected to a flexible conduit that extends there from. The flexible conduit includes an igniter nozzle on a distal end, which dispenses a flame there from, and which is adapted to ignite a campfire. The first compartment is adapted to be handled, and from which the flexible conduit extends in order to position the igniter nozzle immediately adjacent the campfire. The flexible conduit is of an undefined length, and is made of a flexible material that enables curves and bends to be formed and adjusted as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Brady
  • Publication number: 20180021154
    Abstract: An open frame prosthesis is formed with looped end terminations at its proximal and distal ends. At one end of the prosthesis, the filaments or strands are welded together in pairs to form strand couplings. A plurality of loop segments are connected to the strand couplings, one loop segment for each pair of adjacent strand couplings. In one version of the prosthesis, strands at the opposite end are bent to form looped ends. In another version, loop segments are connected to pairs of strand couplings at both ends of the prosthesis. The loop segments can be connected to the couplings by welding, fusion bonds, or tubes, which are either crimped or heat shrunk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: GARY J. LEANNA, PAUL K. NORTON, PETER BRADY, DEAN MOLLOY, MICHAEL E. ZUPKOFSKA
  • Patent number: 9788979
    Abstract: An open frame prosthesis is formed with looped end terminations at its proximal and distal ends. At one end of the prosthesis, the filaments or strands are welded together in pairs to form strand couplings. A plurality of loop segments are connected to the strand couplings, one loop segment for each pair of adjacent strand couplings. In one version of the prosthesis, strands at the opposite end are bent to form looped ends. In another version, loop segments are connected to pairs of strand couplings at both ends of the prosthesis. The loop segments can be connected to the couplings by welding, fusion bonds, or tubes, which are either crimped or heat shrunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Gary J. Leanna, Paul K. Norton, Peter Brady, Dean Molloy, Michael E. Zupkofska
  • Patent number: 9498296
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a stent including at least one member having a first portion and a second portion and at least one radiopaque connector joining the first portion to the second portion. In one or more embodiments, at least one radiopaque connector may form a first radiopaque pattern distinguishable from a second radiopaque pattern formed by at least one radiopaque marker. Methods for manufacturing a stent including at least two member portions connected by at least one radiopaque connector are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: John Allen Hingston, Gerald Fredrickson, Peter Brady, Shane McMahon, Gary O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9445720
    Abstract: A system (800) for processing accelerometer data is disclosed. The system (800) includes an accelerometer (806), a first processor (810), a power supply (816), and a second processor (804). The accelerometer (806) measures a physiological acceleration parameter. The first processor (810) is operatively connected to the accelerometer (806). The first processor (810) is configured to receive the acceleration parameter from the accelerometer (806) and configured to output machine readable acceleration data. The machine readable acceleration data includes time domain accelerometer data. The power supply (816) is electrically connected to the first processor (810). The second processor (804) is configured to receive the machine readable acceleration data and transform the time domain accelerometer data into frequency domain accelerometer data. The frequency domain accelerometer data may be used to estimate patient healing status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Sied W. Janna, Darren James Wilson, Peter A. Brady
  • Publication number: 20160175125
    Abstract: A braided stent having an integral retrieval and/or repositioning loop includes a plurality of wires having first and second ends interbraided in a braided pattern to form a tubular stent having opposed atraumatic first and second open ends with each open end having a circumference; wherein said first and second wires ends are disposed at said second stent open end and said wires are looped at said second stent open end so that none of the first or second wires ends are exposed at the circumference of second stent open end; wherein at least of two of said wires are formed into a repositioning and/or retrieval loop having an elongated portion circumferentially disposed at said first opposed open end; and wherein said reposition and/or retrieval loop comprises two sections which run adjacent to each other prior to crossing to permit grabbing of both sections simultaneously by a practitioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Brady, Richard Crawford, Kathryn Portale, Paul K. Norton, John J. Damarati, Tim Lysaght
  • Publication number: 20160128853
    Abstract: A braided stent having an integral retrieval and/or repositioning loop includes a plurality of wires having first and second ends interbraided in a braided pattern to form a tubular stent having opposed atraumatic first and second open ends with each open end having a circumference; wherein said first and second wires ends are disposed at said second stent open end and said wires are looped at said second stent open end so that none of the first or second wires ends are exposed at the circumference of second stent open end; wherein at least of two of said wires are formed into a repositioning and/or retrieval loop having an elongated portion circumferentially disposed at said first opposed open end; and wherein said reposition and/or retrieval loop comprises two sections which run adjacent to each other prior to crossing to permit grabbing of both sections simultaneously by a practitioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Brady, Richard Crawford, Kathryn Portale, Paul K. Norton, John J. Damarati, Tim Lysaght
  • Patent number: 9291347
    Abstract: A method controls mass and heat loading of sludge feed into a fluidized bed combustor (FBC) controlled via regulation of a polymer dosage or a sludge feed rate including: continuously monitoring at least one performance characteristic of the FBC; producing an input signal characteristic; analyzing the input signal and determining a first rate of change of the characteristic; generating an output signal based on the first rate of change to control addition of polymer to the FBC; generating a second output signal to control addition of sludge feed to the FBC; and determining a transition point between the addition of polymer and addition of sludge, which transition point is an upper limit of a first rate change to maintain flow so that the value of the characteristic is maintained proximate at the upper limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: INFILCO DEGREMONT, INC.
    Inventors: Ky Dangtran, Robert Kelly, Peter Brady
  • Patent number: 9265634
    Abstract: A braided stent having an integral retrieval and/or repositioning loop includes a plurality of wires having first and second ends interbraided in a braided pattern to form a tubular stent having opposed atraumatic first and second open ends with each open end having a circumference. The first and second wires ends are disposed at the second stent open end and the wires are looped at the second stent open end so that none of the first or second wires ends are exposed at the circumference of second stent open end. The at least of two of said wires are formed into a repositioning and/or retrieval loop having an elongated portion circumferentially disposed at the first opposed open end. The reposition and/or retrieval loop also includes two sections which run adjacent to each other prior to crossing to permit grabbing of both sections simultaneously by a practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Brady, Richard Crawford, Kathryn Portale, Paul Norton, John Damarati, Tim Lysaght
  • Publication number: 20150045875
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a stent including at least one member having a first portion and a second portion and at least one radiopaque connector joining the first portion to the second portion. In one or more embodiments, at least one radiopaque connector may form a first radiopaque pattern distinguishable from a second radiopaque pattern formed by at least one radiopaque marker. Methods for manufacturing a stent including at least two member portions connected by at least one radiopaque connector are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: John Allen Hingston, Gerald Fredrickson, Peter Brady, Shane McMahon, Gary O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8721643
    Abstract: An instrumented orthopaedic implant, such as an intramedullary (IM) nail, is disclosed. The implant has the capacity to provide an accurate measurement of the applied mechanical load across the implant. The implant includes sensors and associated electronic components located in recesses on the outer surface of the implant. The implant houses the sensing apparatus, the interface circuitry, the data transmitter, and the power receiver. The hermetically sealed housing is adapted for implantation in the body of a patient. The implant is used with a controller which communicates with it by telemetry, and there is an acting unit connected to the electronic components which is adapted to carry out a function based upon a condition detected by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Morgan, Mark David Wickham, Peter A. Brady, Sied W. Janna, Gene Edward Austin, Darren James Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140081382
    Abstract: An open frame prosthesis is formed with looped end terminations at its proximal and distal ends. At one end of the prosthesis, the filaments or strands are welded together in pairs to form strand couplings. A plurality of loop segments are connected to the strand couplings, one loop segment for each pair of adjacent strand couplings. In one version of the prosthesis, strands at the opposite end are bent to form looped ends. In another version, loop segments are connected to pairs of strand couplings at both ends of the prosthesis. The loop segments can be connected to the couplings by welding, fusion bonds, or tubes, which are either crimped or heat shrunk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Leanna, Paul K. Norton, Peter Brady, Dean Molloy, Michael E. Zupkofska
  • Patent number: 8570187
    Abstract: A telemetric system includes a telemetric implant, a reader unit adapted to read signals from the telemetric implant, and an antenna adapted for connection to the reader unit and to receive signals from the telemetric implant. The antenna has a first coil, a second coil, and a connector. The first coil is electrically connected to the second coil, and the connector allows for movement of the first and second coils relative to each other. The antenna may be used to send radio-frequency power to the telemetric implant and receives data from the telemetric implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Sied W. Janna, Darren James Wilson, Martin S. Goodchild, Peter A. Brady
  • Patent number: 8486070
    Abstract: An instrumented orthopaedic implant, such as an intramedullary (IM) nail, is disclosed. The implant has the capacity to provide an accurate measurement of the applied mechanical load across the implant. The implant includes sensors and associated electronic components located in recesses on the outer surface of the implant. The implant houses the sensing apparatus, the interface circuitry, the data transmitter, and the power receiver. The hermetically sealed housing is adapted for implantation in the body of a patient. The implant is used with a controller which communicates with it by telemetry, and there is an acting unit connected to the electronic components which is adapted to carry out a function based upon a condition detected by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Morgan, Mark David Wickham, Peter A. Brady, Sied W. Janna, Gene Edward Austin, Darren James Wilson