Patents by Inventor Peter J. Pereira

Peter J. Pereira 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: 20200245963
    Abstract: Aspects of stone identification methods and systems are described. According to one aspect, an exemplary method comprises: transmitting to a processing unit, with an imaging element mounted on a distal end of a scope, image data about a stone object inside a body cavity; generating from the image data, with the processing unit, a visual representation of the stone object and the body cavity; establishing from a user input, with the processing unit, a scale for the visual representation; determining from the visual representation, with the processing unit, a size of the stone object on the scale; comparing, with the processing unit, the size of the stone object with a predetermined maximum size to determine a removal status; and augmenting, with the processing unit, the visual representation to include an indicator responsive to the removal status. Associated systems are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. PEREIRA, Michael S. H. CHU, Elizabeth STOKLEY, David SALTO, Candace RHODES
  • Publication number: 20200222162
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a medical device includes an elongate member, a first arm extending from the elongate member, a second arm extending from the elongate member, the second arm being configured to move with respect to the first arm, and a needle coupled to the elongate member, the needle being configured to move with respect to the elongate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Aaron Kirkemo, James M. Goddard, Shane Siwinski, Ayan A. Bhandari
  • Publication number: 20200222163
    Abstract: The invention discloses an implant. The implant may include a first flap and a second flap. The first flap may further include a first portion, a second portion and a transition region. The first portion may be configured to be attached proximate a sacrum. The second portion may be configured to be attached to an anterior vaginal wall. The transition region lies between the first portion and the second portion. The second flap may be fabricated such that a portion of the second flap is configured to be attached to a posterior vaginal wall. The implant may be configured such that a value corresponding to a biomechanical parameter defining a biomechanical attribute of the portion of the first flap attaching to the anterior wall is different from a value of the biomechanical parameter defining the biomechanical attribute of the portion of the second flap attaching to the posterior wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, James M. Goddard, Michael S.H. Chu
  • Patent number: 10709465
    Abstract: A medical device may include a sheath, an elongate member at least partially surrounded by the sheath, an end effector at a distal end of the elongate member and movable between an open position and a closed position, and a handle. The handle may include an actuator member coupled to the sheath, an adjustment member, and a biasing member extending between the actuator member and the adjustment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. H. Chu, Peter J. Pereira, Elizabeth A. Stokley, Ronald Ciulla, Colm Long
  • Publication number: 20200206001
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods, compositions, devices and kits which pertain to the attachment of stent-containing medical devices to tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Claude O. Clerc, Gerald Fredrickson, Jonathan Zoll
  • Publication number: 20200196839
    Abstract: A scope system includes a processor and a scope device. The scope device includes a handle configured to remain outside of the body and an elongated shaft extending from the handle to a distal tip and including a working channel extending therethrough. The working channel is open at the distal tip of the shaft. The shaft is inserted through a bodily lumen to a target surgical site. The shaft includes at least one sensor transmitting to the processor sensor data relating to the target surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Peter J. PEREIRA, Eric WONG, William STANHOPE, Timothy Paul HARRAH, Thomas Michael ZAPPIA, JR., Kimberly DEGRAAF, Adam Perry NODIFF
  • Patent number: 10667802
    Abstract: A medical device may include a luminal body defining a working channel extending between a proximal end of the luminal body and a distal end of the luminal body. The device may also include a carrier defining a pusher thereon. The carrier may be configured to transition between a first state and a second state. In the first state, a distal portion of the carrier may extend within the working channel along a central longitudinal axis thereof. In the second state, the distal portion of the carrier may extend distally of the luminal body. The device may also include a plurality of anchors which may be disposed about the carrier. Also, at least a distal-most anchor of the plurality of anchors may define a surface configured to cooperate with the pusher and further defines a curved wall configured to cooperate with the pusher to rotate the plurality of anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Zoll, Michael S. H. Chu, Peter J. Pereira
  • Patent number: 10653450
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a medical device includes a base member and an adjustment member. The adjustment member is movably coupled to the base member. The adjustment member has a body portion and a coupling portion. The coupling portion is configured to couple a medical tool to the adjustment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, David Copeland, William J. Kane
  • Patent number: 10646187
    Abstract: Aspects of stone identification methods and systems are described. According to one aspect, an exemplary method comprises: transmitting to a processing unit, with an imaging element mounted on a distal end of a scope, image data about a stone object inside a body cavity; generating from the image data, with the processing unit, a visual representation of the stone object and the body cavity; establishing from a user input, with the processing unit, a scale for the visual representation; determining from the visual representation, with the processing unit, a size of the stone object on the scale; comparing, with the processing unit, the size of the stone object with a predetermined maximum size to determine a removal status; and augmenting, with the processing unit, the visual representation to include an indicator responsive to the removal status. Associated systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Michael S. H. Chu, Elizabeth Stokley, David Salto, Candace Rhodes
  • Patent number: 10639137
    Abstract: The invention discloses an implant. The implant may include a first flap and a second flap. The first flap may further include a first portion, a second portion and a transition region. The first portion may be configured to be attached proximate a sacrum. The second portion may be configured to be attached to an anterior vaginal wall. The transition region lies between the first portion and the second portion. The second flap may be fabricated such that a portion of the second flap is configured to be attached to a posterior vaginal wall. The implant may be configured such that a value corresponding to a biomechanical parameter defining a biomechanical attribute of the portion of the first flap attaching to the anterior wall is different from a value of the biomechanical parameter defining the biomechanical attribute of the portion of the second flap attaching to the posterior wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, James M. Goddard, Michael S. H. Chu
  • Publication number: 20200114131
    Abstract: Devices and methods for trimming a stent to a desired length with an outer tube and an inner tube having a distal end and a diameter configured to receive a portion of the stent in excess of the desired length. The inner tube may move within the outer tube and the distal end may include an end effector configured to trim the portion from the stent while the device and stent are within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kimberly DeGraaf, Peter J. Pereira, Manuel Teixeira, William A. Sturos, Jefferson R. Alpizar, Jozef Slanda, Mark Hera, Michael S.H. Chu, David Salto
  • Patent number: 10610386
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods, compositions, devices and kits which pertain to the attachment of stent-containing medical devices to tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Claude O. Clerc, Gerald Fredrickson, Jonathan Zoll
  • Publication number: 20200078009
    Abstract: A medical device includes a filament having a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion of the filament is coupled to a needle. The medical device also includes an energy delivery device. The energy delivery device has a first arm and a second arm. The energy delivery device is configured to delivery energy to a portion of the filament when the portion of the filament is disposed between the first arm and the second arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Rebecca DeLegge, Lauren Eskew
  • Patent number: 10542969
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a device includes an elongate member, a suture, and a needle. The elongate member has a first end portion and a second end portion. The elongate member defines a lumen and a slot. The lumen extends from the first end portion to the second end portion. The slot extends from the first end portion to the second end portion. A portion of the suture is wrapped around the elongate member. The needle is coupled to the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Aaron Campbell, Joseph Gordon, William J. Kane, Shane Siwinski, Ayan A. Bhandari
  • Patent number: 10543072
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a medical device includes an elongate member, a first arm extending from the elongate member, a second arm extending from the elongate member, the second arm being configured to move with respect to the first arm, and a needle coupled to the elongate member, the needle being configured to move with respect to the elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Aaron Kirkemo, James M. Goddard, Shane Siwinski, Ayan A. Bhandari
  • Patent number: 10532196
    Abstract: Devices and methods for trimming a stent to a desired length with an outer tube and an inner tube having a distal end and a diameter configured to receive a portion of the stent in excess of the desired length. The inner tube may move within the outer tube and the distal end may include an end effector configured to trim the portion from the stent while the device and stent are within a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly DeGraaf, Peter J. Pereira, Manuel Teixeira, William A. Sturos, Jefferson R. Alpizar, Jozef Slanda, Mark Hera, Michael S. H. Chu, David Salto
  • Patent number: 10512457
    Abstract: A medical device includes a filament having a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion of the filament is coupled to a needle. The medical device also includes an energy delivery device. The energy delivery device has a first arm and a second arm. The energy delivery device is configured to delivery energy to a portion of the filament when the portion of the filament is disposed between the first arm and the second arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J Pereira, Rebecca DeLegge, Lauren Eskew
  • Patent number: 10486880
    Abstract: A fitment is provided and includes a top portion, a base, and a channel extending through the top portion and the base for passage of a flowable material. The base includes a pair of opposing sidewalls. The sidewalls extend around the channel. The sidewalls are joined together at opposing ends. The fitment further includes at least one sealing rib extending along the sidewalls. The sealing rib includes an ethylene/?-olefin multi-block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos P. Franca, Bruno R. Pereira, Peter J. Schulz, Scott R. Kaleyta
  • Publication number: 20190328349
    Abstract: Aspects of stone identification methods and systems are described. According to one aspect, an exemplary method comprises: transmitting to a processing unit, with an imaging element mounted on a distal end of a scope, image data about a stone object inside a body cavity; generating from the image data, with the processing unit, a visual representation of the stone object and the body cavity; establishing from a user input, with the processing unit, a scale for the visual representation; determining from the visual representation, with the processing unit, a size of the stone object on the scale; comparing, with the processing unit, the size of the stone object with a predetermined maximum size to determine a removal status; and augmenting, with the processing unit, the visual representation to include an indicator responsive to the removal status. Associated systems are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. PEREIRA, Michael S. H. CHU, Elizabeth STOKLEY, David SALTO, Candace RHODES
  • Publication number: 20190314128
    Abstract: The invention discloses an implant. The implant may include a first flap and a second flap. The first flap may further include a first portion, a second portion and a transition region. The first portion may be configured to be attached proximate a sacrum. The second portion may be configured to be attached to an anterior vaginal wall. The transition region lies between the first portion and the second portion. The second flap may be fabricated such that a portion of the second flap is configured to be attached to a posterior vaginal wall. The implant may be configured such that a value corresponding to a biomechanical parameter defining a biomechanical attribute of the portion of the first flap attaching to the anterior wall is different from a value of the biomechanical parameter defining the biomechanical attribute of the portion of the second flap attaching to the posterior wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, James M. Goddard, Michael S.H. Chu, Kenneth M. Flynn