Patents by Inventor Robert B. DeVries

Robert B. DeVries 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: 11103678
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating a lung are disclosed. The method may include deploying a catheter into an airway of the lung, and discharging a media into the airway through the catheter. The media may be configured to increase elasticity of lung tissue in the vicinity of the airway or occlude the airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Robert B. DeVries, Jason Weiner, Man Minh Nguyen, Gary J. Leanna, Kevin John Wilcox, Javier Palomar-Moreno, Fergal Horgan, Martyn G. Folan, Patricia Kelly, Michael G. Hayes, Sean P. Fleury
  • Publication number: 20210178139
    Abstract: A medical device that may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, and a lumen disposed through the elongate member is disclosed. The medical device may also include an opening disposed at the distal end of the elongate member in communication with the lumen, and a pushing element disposed with the lumen. The medical device may also include at least one fiducial disposed within the lumen and distal to the pushing element, and a separating mechanism disposed at the distal end of the elongate member. The separating mechanism may be configured to apply a separating force to deploy the at least one fiducial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn RYAN, Joseph A. LEVENDUSKY, Robert B. DeVRIES, William Cole LAFFERTY, Andrew Kendall HOLLETT, Brian INTOCCIA
  • Publication number: 20210106323
    Abstract: A suture device may include a suture translation assembly configured to be axially translatable within a lumen of a delivery system and a distal assembly configured to be securable to the distal end of the delivery system. The suture translation assembly and the distal assembly may cooperate to enable a user to pass a needle back and forth between the two in order to endoscopically suture a defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: SHAUN D. COMEE, DENNIS B. HUBBARD, JR., JASON R. LEBEAU, NORMAN C. MAY, PAUL SMITH, ROBERT B. DeVRIES, CHRISTOPHER R. DEUEL, STAN ROBERT GILBERT
  • Patent number: 10953212
    Abstract: A medical device that may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, and a lumen disposed through the elongate member is disclosed. The medical device may also include an opening disposed at the distal end of the elongate member in communication with the lumen, and a pushing element disposed with the lumen. The medical device may also include at least one fiducial disposed within the lumen and distal to the pushing element, and a separating mechanism disposed at the distal end of the elongate member. The separating mechanism may be configured to apply a separating force to deploy the at least one fiducial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Shawn Ryan, Joseph A. Levendusky, Robert B. DeVries, William Cole Lafferty, Andrew Kendall Hollett, Brian Intoccia
  • Patent number: 10932771
    Abstract: A suture device may include a suture translation assembly configured to be axially translatable within a lumen of a delivery system and a distal assembly configured to be securable to the distal end of the delivery system. The suture translation assembly and the distal assembly may cooperate to enable a user to pass a needle back and forth between the two in order to endoscopically suture a defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Shaun D. Comee, Dennis B. Hubbard, Jr., Jason R. Lebeau, Norman C. May, Paul Smith, Robert B. DeVries, Christopher R. Deuel, Stan Robert Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20200187975
    Abstract: Polypectomy devices and methods for making and using polypectomy devices are disclosed. An example polypectomy device may include an elongate sheath having a proximal end region and a distal end region. A shaft may be slidably disposed within the sheath. A handle may be coupled to the proximal end region of the sheath. The handle may be designed to axially shift the shaft relative to the sheath. A snare may be coupled to the shaft. The snare may include a first region, a traction region, and a distal tip region. The first region may have a non-circular cross-sectional shape. The traction region may include a plurality of traction members. At a position between two adjacent traction members the snare may have a reduced cross-sectional area relative to the first region. The distal tip region may have a circular cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: PAUL SMITH, SAMUEL RAYBIN, KEVIN J. McELWEE, BRIAN GAFFNEY, NAROUN SOUN, ISMAIL GULER, BRIAN J. HANSON, ELIAS A. KHOURY, STEVEN R. LARSEN, DANIEL H. VanCAMP, WADE R. STRELOW, RYAN WALES, ROBERT B. DeVRIES, PETER J. SHANK
  • Patent number: 10682041
    Abstract: A sheath for a medical instrument includes an elongate body extending from a proximal end to a distal face. The elongate body may be configured to axially extend from a first length to a second length greater than the first length. The sheath may include a first hollow lumen extending from a first end proximate the proximal end to a second end proximate the distal face, and a second hollow lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal face. The second lumen may be open at the distal face. The sheath may also include a transparent window positioned at the second end of the first lumen to seal the first lumen at the second end. The transparent window may be configured to transmit light therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Barry Weitzner, Robert B. Devries
  • Patent number: 10603067
    Abstract: Polypectomy devices and methods for making and using polypectomy devices are disclosed. An example polypectomy device may include an elongate sheath having a proximal end region and a distal end region. A shaft may be slidably disposed within the sheath. A handle may be coupled to the proximal end region of the sheath. The handle may be designed to axially shift the shaft relative to the sheath. A snare may be coupled to the shaft. The snare may include a first region, a traction region, and a distal tip region. The first region may have a non-circular cross-sectional shape. The traction region may include a plurality of traction members. At a position between two adjacent traction members the snare may have a reduced cross-sectional area relative to the first region. The distal tip region may have a circular cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Samuel Raybin, Kevin J. McElwee, Brian Gaffney, Naroun Soun, Ismail Guler, Brian J. Hanson, Elias A. Khoury, Steven R. Larsen, Daniel H. VanCamp, Wade R. Strelow, Ryan Wales, Robert B. DeVries, Peter J. Shank
  • Publication number: 20190380565
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of medical devices and establishing access to body lumens. In particular, the present disclosure relates to medical devices, systems and methods for facilitating access to an opening of a body lumen through an endoscope by at least partially dilating the opening with fluid from a fluid source prior to contacting the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Robert B. DeVries, Peter L. Dayton, Ryan Hartman, Douglas Malanson, Barry Weitzner, Evan Wilder, Chris Davis
  • Publication number: 20190254738
    Abstract: A device for treating tissue includes a catheter including an elongated body extending from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough, a distal tip connected to the distal end of the elongated body and including a first electrode and a second electrode extending thereabout, the first electrode extending to a distal opening of the lumen and a first needle extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end, the first needle slidably received within the lumen of the catheter to be moved between a retracted bipolar configuration, in which the distal end of the needle is proximal the distal opening of the catheter, and an extended monopolar configuration, in which the distal end of the first needle extends distally past the distal opening of the catheter so that the first needle contacts the first electrode and is configured to cut tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Robert B. Devries, Peter L. Dayton, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 10376316
    Abstract: A tissue cutting device includes a flexible elongate body including a channel extending therethrough, a distal member connected to a distal end of the elongate body. The distal member includes a lumen extending therethrough in communication with the channel and a recess extending through an exterior surface of the distal member along a portion of a length thereof. The recess extends includes a receiving structure at a distal end thereof. A cutting element is slidably received within the channel and the lumen so that the cutting element is movable between an open tissue-receiving configuration and a closed tissue-gripping configuration, in which a distal portion of the cutting element extends across the recess such that the distal end of the cutting element is received within the receiving structure, a portion of a length of the distal portion extending radially beyond an exterior surface of the distal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Robert Charles, Jon Taylor, Daniel E. Hamilton, Samuel Raybin, Robert B. Devries, Niklas Andersson, Meghan Elizabeth Soens, Mary Ann Cornell, Ray H. Tong
  • Patent number: 10342540
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a medical instrument. The medical instrument may include a delivery device and a retraction mechanism including a target tissue anchor and a first stabilizing anchor, wherein the target tissue anchor attaches to target tissue and connects to the delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Robert Charles, Jon Taylor, Daniel E. Hamilton, Samuel Raybin, Robert B. Devries, Niklas Andersson, Meghan E Soens, Mary Ann Cornell, Ray Tong, John Golden
  • Patent number: 10321952
    Abstract: A device for treating tissue includes a catheter including an elongated body extending from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough, a distal tip connected to the distal end of the elongated body and including a first electrode and a second electrode extending thereabout, the first electrode extending to a distal opening of the lumen and a first needle extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end, the first needle slidably received within the lumen of the catheter to be moved between a retracted bipolar configuration, in which the distal end of the needle is proximal the distal opening of the catheter, and an extended monopolar configuration, in which the distal end of the first needle extends distally past the distal opening of the catheter so that the first needle contacts the first electrode and is configured to cut tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Robert B. Devries, Peter L. Dayton, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 10092278
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include an endoscope including multiple lumens for tissue acquisition and removal and related methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Anthony Headley, Jr., Robert B. DeVries, Kenneth Blair, James Weldon, Adam Cohen
  • Publication number: 20180235604
    Abstract: A suture device may include a suture translation assembly configured to be axially translatable within a lumen of a delivery system and a distal assembly configured to be securable to the distal end of the delivery system. The suture translation assembly and the distal assembly may cooperate to enable a user to pass a needle back and forth between the two in order to endoscopically suture a defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: SHAUN D. COMEE, DENNIS B. HUBBARD, JR., JASON R. LEBEAU, NORMAN C. MAY, PAUL SMITH, ROBERT B. DeVRIES, CHRISTOPHER R. DEUEL, STAN ROBERT GILBERT
  • Patent number: 10052101
    Abstract: The invention in certain aspects relates to a surgical fastener for fastening tissue segments having tissue surfaces. The fastener includes a first fastener member having a base and a piercing element connected to the base for piercing the tissue segments to be fastened, a second fastener member having an opening for receiving and retaining the piercing element of the first fastener member such that the tissue segments to be fastened are retained between the first and second fastening members, and means for promoting adhesion between the tissue surfaces. The invention also relates to related methods and devices for promoting adhesion of tissue segments and preventing fastener migration, especially in an endoscopic procedure for the treatment of GERD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Juergen A. Kortenbach, Michael Sean McBrayer, Alan Weisenborn, Robert B. DeVries, William H. Stahley, Jeff Wendlandt, Mark L. Adams, William J. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20180228999
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating a lung are disclosed. The method may include deploying a catheter into an airway of the lung, and discharging a media into the airway through the catheter. The media may be configured to increase elasticity of lung tissue in the vicinity of the airway or occlude the airway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Robert B. DeVries, Jason Weiner, Man Minh Nguyen, Gary J. Leanna, Kevin John Wilcox, Javier Palomar-Moreno, Fergal Horgan, Martyn G. Folan, Patricia Kelly, Michael G. Hayes, Sean P. Fleury
  • Patent number: 9968758
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating a lung are disclosed. The method may include deploying a catheter into an airway of the lung, and discharging a media into the airway through the catheter. The media may be configured to increase elasticity of lung tissue in the vicinity of the airway or occlude the airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Robert B. Devries, Jason Weiner, Man Minh Nguyen, Gary J. Leanna, Kevin John Wilcox, Javier Palomar-Moreno, Fergal Horgan, Martyn G. Folan, Patricia Kelly, Michael G. Hayes, Sean P. Fleury
  • Publication number: 20180117294
    Abstract: A medical device that may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, and a lumen disposed through the elongate member is disclosed. The medical device may also include an opening disposed at the distal end of the elongate member in communication with the lumen, and a pushing element disposed with the lumen. The medical device may also include at least one fiducial disposed within the lumen and distal to the pushing element, and a separating mechanism disposed at the distal end of the elongate member. The separating mechanism may be configured to apply a separating force to deploy the at least one fiducial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Shawn RYAN, Joseph A. LEVENDUSKY, Robert B. DeVRIES, William Cole LAFFERTY, Andrew Kendall HOLLETT, Brian INTOCCIA
  • Patent number: 9889286
    Abstract: A medical device that may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, and a lumen disposed through the elongate member is disclosed. The medical device may also include an opening disposed at the distal end of the elongate member in communication with the lumen, and a pushing element disposed with the lumen. The medical device may also include at least one fiducial disposed within the lumen and distal to the pushing element, and a separating mechanism disposed at the distal end of the elongate member. The separating mechanism may be configured to apply a separating force to deploy the at least one fiducial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Ryan, Joseph A. Levendusky, Robert B. DeVries, William Cole Lafferty, Andrew Kendall Hollett, Brian Intoccia