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).

  • Patent number: 11684358
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns suburethral and pelvic support structures which utilize tissue soldering materials instead of, or in addition to, traditional tissue anchors and suture knots. It further concerns methods of treating patients that includes implanting these structures and activating the tissue soldering materials to attach the structures to a tissue in the body of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Jonathan Zoll
  • Patent number: 11547398
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a medical device includes an elongate member, a needle, and a suture. The needle is movably coupled to the elongate member. The suture is disposed within a lumen defined by the elongate member. The suture has a coupling member coupled to a first portion of the suture. The coupling member is configured to be coupled to a second portion of the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Joseph Gordon, Shane Siwinski, Faith David-Hegerich
  • Publication number: 20220401119
    Abstract: A debris removal system includes an elongated shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end and including a shaft lumen, the shaft being configured to be inserted through a bodily lumen to a target surgical site, a vibration motor coupled to the elongated shaft via a vibration collar, the vibration motor including a rotatable shaft and at least one weight coupled to the rotatable shaft, the weight being asymmetrically shaped about a central axis of the shaft such that rotation of the shaft creates vibrational energy along the length of the elongated shaft to dislodge debris within the target surgical site, and a vacuum pump connected to the elongated shaft and configured to vacuum dislodged debris from the target surgical site through the shaft lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Peter J. PEREIRA, Martin PHELAN, Vincent LAI
  • Publication number: 20220370706
    Abstract: A fluid management system may include an inflow pump providing a fluid inflow to a medical device, at least one pressure sensor, and a controller configured to receive pressure signals from the at least one pressure sensor, the pressure signals corresponding to a system pressure within the fluid management system. The controller may be configured to detect which one of a plurality of medical devices is fluidly connected to the inflow pump based on the pressure signals from the at least one pressure sensor and an rpm of the inflow pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JEFFREY A. MEGANCK, LEAH FANNING, JOHN O'DONNELL, TROY VELAZQUEZ, DAMIEN FITZGERALD, LINDA MAHER, DANIELA de BARBA, PETER J. PEREIRA, NIRAJ PRASAD RAUNIYAR
  • Publication number: 20220354672
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to medical devices that comprise a stent body having two ends, a central region therebetween, and comprising structural elements extending around the stent body and a covering material disposed over the stent body, the covering material covering only a portion of the stent body, in which the covering material is provided with a plurality of openings that provide areas where the stent body is not covered by the covering material. The present disclosure further pertains to medical apparatuses that comprise such medical devices and methods of treatment using such medical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Claude O. Clerc, Gerald Fredrickson, Jonathan Zoll
  • Patent number: 11452534
    Abstract: A debris removal system includes an elongated shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end and including a shaft lumen, the shaft being configured to be inserted through a bodily lumen to a target surgical site, a vibration motor coupled to the elongated shaft via a vibration collar, the vibration motor including a rotatable shaft and at least one weight coupled to the rotatable shaft, the weight being asymmetrically shaped about a central axis of the shaft such that rotation of the shaft creates vibrational energy along the length of the elongated shaft to dislodge debris within the target surgical site, and a vacuum pump connected to the elongated shaft and configured to vacuum dislodged debris from the target surgical site through the shaft lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Martin Phelan, Vincent Lai
  • Publication number: 20220257271
    Abstract: Aspects of a device are described. One aspect is a device comprising: a housing having a first portion engageable with a scope, and a second portion engageable with a handle of a retrieval device; a platform that is movable relative to the housing, and engageable with a slider of the retrieval device; and a link assembly that is coupled the housing and the platform, and operable to move the platform and slider relative to the housing and handle. Aspects of related devices and systems also are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard TAH, Brian MacLEAN, Mark HERA, Peter J. PEREIRA
  • Patent number: 11413170
    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: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Claude O. Clerc, Gerald Fredrickson, Jonathan Zoll
  • Patent number: 11406802
    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 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    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: 11369393
    Abstract: Aspects of a device are described. One aspect is a device comprising: a housing having a first portion engageable with a scope, and a second portion engageable with a handle of a retrieval device; a platform that is movable relative to the housing, and engageable with a slider of the retrieval device; and a link assembly that is coupled the housing and the platform, and operable to move the platform and slider relative to the housing and handle. Aspects of related devices and systems also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Tah, Brian MacLean, Mark Hera, Peter J. Pereira
  • Publication number: 20220183706
    Abstract: A system for retrieving material from a cavity in a patient may include a tube having a proximal end and a distal end, the scope configured to be inserted into the cavity, and a filter assembly disposed between the tube and a vacuum source configured to apply negative pressure through the tube to cause the material to flow through the tube from the distal end to the proximal end, the filter assembly including a filter configured to trap the material in the filter assembly, and allow liquid and gases to pass through the filter assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. PEREIRA, Martin PHELAN
  • Publication number: 20220151757
    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: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Aaron Kirkemo, James M. Goddard, Shane Siwinski, Ayan A. Bhandari
  • Publication number: 20220133255
    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: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. PEREIRA, Michael S. H. CHU, Elizabeth STOKLEY, David SALTO, Candace RHODES
  • Patent number: 11266487
    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: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Aaron Kirkemo, James M. Goddard, Shane Siwinski, Ayan A. Bhandari
  • Patent number: 11253220
    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: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Michael S. H. Chu, Elizabeth Stokley, David Salto, Candace Rhodes
  • Patent number: 11246583
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a medical device includes a delivery tool having a carrier member, and a cartridge. The cartridge is coupled to the delivery tool. The cartridge defines an opening. The cartridge is configured to retain an anchor defining a lumen. The carrier member has a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. The carrier member is configured to extend through the lumen defined by the anchor and through the opening defined by the cartridge when the cartridge is coupled to the delivery tool and the carrier member is in its extended configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Jonathan Zoll, Jozef Slanda, Michael S. H. Chu
  • Patent number: 11241243
    Abstract: A system for retrieving material from a cavity in a patient may include a tube having a proximal end and a distal end, the scope configured to be inserted into the cavity, and a filter assembly disposed between the tube and a vacuum source configured to apply negative pressure through the tube to cause the material to flow through the tube from the distal end to the proximal end, the filter assembly including a filter configured to trap the material in the filter assembly, and allow liquid and gases to pass through the filter assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Martin Phelan
  • Publication number: 20210338044
    Abstract: A method for identifying material to be removed from a patient may use an imaging device, a display, a control unit, and an insertion device. The method may include obtaining a first set of image data from the imaging device, sending the first set of image data to the control unit from the imaging device, and analyzing the first set of image data based on at least one of a darkness, a contrast, or a saturation. The method may include generating a coded image identifying the material to be removed from the patient to be displayed on the display. The method may further include displaying the coded image on a first screen of the display, and indicating the material to be removed with the insertion device based on the displayed coded image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. PEREIRA, Chad SCHNEIDER, Brandon W. CRAFT, Kimberly DEGRAAF, Jozef SLANDA, James M. GODDARD, Christopher P. GAUVIN
  • Publication number: 20210315653
    Abstract: A device or scope device is disclosed. The device may comprise: a handle body extending along an axis between first end and a second end; an actuator at the first end of the handle body; a catheter at the second end of the handle body; and a processing unit communicable with a plurality of devices to: switch-in the actuator for control of one device of the plurality of devices; configure, with the actuator, a setting of the one device, control, with the actuator, the one device based on the setting, and switch-in the actuator for control of another one of the plurality of devices. Related devices and methods also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. PEREIRA, Adam P. NODIFF, Wen-Jui Ray CHIA, Michael O'Brien, Kimberly DeGRAAF, Chad SCHNEIDER, Jozef SLANDA, Christopher P. GAUVIN, James M. GODDARD, Brandon W. CRAFT, Timothy P. HARRAH
  • Patent number: 11096568
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a medical device includes an elongate member having a sidewall. The sidewall defines a lumen. The lumen has a non-circular cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Jerry Timothy Long, Jr., Jessica Williams, Benjamin Turney, Sarah Waters, Derek Moulton, Peter J. Pereira, Adam Perry Nodiff, Eric Wong, Kimberly DeGraaf, Mark Andrew Hera, Daryl Christopher Donatelli, Niraj Prasad Rauniyar, Melissa Graves