Patents by Inventor Ross Olson

Ross Olson 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: 20220143360
    Abstract: Catheters incorporating a thin film polymeric layer or layers. The thin film may have a wall thickness of about 0.00025? +/? less than 0.0001? to about 0.0015? +/?0.0002?, for example. The thin film may be formed by extruding a sheet and cutting the sheet into elongate ribbons, each having two opposing long edges. The ribbon may be rolled or wrapped to define a tubular shape with a gap between the long edges. Heat and pressure may be applied to close the gap, abut the edges and form a longitudinal joint. The joint may extend along a portion of the length of the tubular shaft or most of the length of the tubular shaft. The tubular-shaped thin film layer may have a uniform wall thickness around the circumference, and the uniform wall thickness may extend across the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Ross A. Olson
  • Patent number: 11298511
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a device. The device may include a distal shaft defining a central lumen and an orienting element comprising at least one inflatable member. Wherein a first portion of the orienting element extending from the shaft in a first direction and a second portion of the orienting element extending from the shaft in a second direction. Further, wherein the second direction is substantially opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BRIDGEPOINT MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Matthew J. Olson, Ross A. Olson, David B. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20220080156
    Abstract: A device for guiding and supporting a stent delivery catheter and other catheters is disclosed. The device may comprise a tubular guiding member and an elongated positioning member extending in a proximal direction beyond the tubular guiding member for advancing and retracting the tubular guiding member in distal and proximal directions. A distal portion of the elongate positioning member may be coupled to the proximal portion of the tubular guide. In embodiments, the device includes a ribbon having a distal portion and a proximal portion. In embodiments, the distal portion of the ribbon extends distally into the tubular guiding member and the proximal portion of the ribbon overlays an inner surface of the elongate positioning member. Methods for making medical devices and portions of medical devices (e.g., intravascular catheters, catheter shafts, and tubular guiding members) are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Ross A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20210361916
    Abstract: The invention provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device includes an elongate shaft having a distal region and a coil disposed along the distal region. The coil is formed from a winding member having a first filar region and a second filar region. The winding member has a first cross-sectional diameter along the first filar region, a second cross-sectional diameter different from the first cross-sectional diameter along the second filar region, a first centroid at a first position along the first filar region and a second centroid at a second position along the second filar region. The first centroid and the second centroid are axially-aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL C. WEBER, ROSS OLSON, ADAM D. GROVENDER, BRIAN CORNWELL
  • Publication number: 20210307752
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed a method of facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The method may include providing a first intravascular device having a distal portion and at least one aperture and positioning the distal portion of the first intravascular device in the vascular wall. The method may further include providing a reentry device having a body and a distal tip, the distal tip having a natural state and a compressed state and inserting the distal tip, in the compressed state, in the distal portion of the first intravascular device. The method may further include advancing the distal tip, in the natural state, through the at least one aperture of the first intravascular device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: BRIDGEPOINT MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: CHAD J. KUGLER, MATTHEW J. OLSON, ROSS A. OLSON, DAVID B. ROBINSON, PETER ALAN JACOBS
  • Patent number: 11110255
    Abstract: The invention provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device includes an elongate shaft having a distal region and a coil disposed along the distal region. The coil is formed from a winding member having a first filar region and a second filar region. The winding member has a first cross-sectional diameter along the first filar region, a second cross-sectional diameter different from the first cross-sectional diameter along the second filar region, a first centroid at a first position along the first filar region and a second centroid at a second position along the second filar region. The first centroid and the second centroid are axially-aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Weber, Ross Olson, Adam D. Grovender, Brian Cornwell
  • Patent number: 11090465
    Abstract: The invention provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device includes an elongate shaft having a distal region and a coil disposed along the distal region. The coil is formed from a winding member having a first filar region and a second filar region. The winding member has a first cross-sectional diameter along the first filar region, a second cross-sectional diameter different from the first cross-sectional diameter along the second filar region, a first centroid at a first position along the first filar region and a second centroid at a second position along the second filar region. The first centroid and the second centroid are axially-aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Christopher Weber, Ross A. Olson, Adam D. Grovender, Brian Cornwell
  • Patent number: 11076884
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer sheath includes a tubular member including an inner surface, an outer surface and a wall extending therebetween. The introducer further includes a plurality of spine members. The plurality of spine members are positioned radially inward of the outer surface of the tubular member. Further, each of the plurality of the spine members are positioned radially outward of the inner surface of the tubular member. Additionally, the tubular member is designed to shift from a first configuration to a second configuration and the wall has a first thickness in the first position and a second thickness in the second position, the second thickness smaller than the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Adam David Grovender, Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, Heather Hetteen, Uchenna Junior Agu
  • Patent number: 11065002
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed a method of facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The method may include providing a first intravascular device having a distal portion and at least one aperture and positioning the distal portion of the first intravascular device in the vascular wall. The method may further include providing a reentry device having a body and a distal tip, the distal tip having a natural state and a compressed state and inserting the distal tip, in the compressed state, in the distal portion of the first intravascular device. The method may further include advancing the distal tip, in the natural state, through the at least one aperture of the first intravascular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BRIDGEPOINT MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Matthew J. Olson, Ross A. Olson, David B. Robinson, Peter Alan Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20210186560
    Abstract: Devices and methods for exploiting intramural (e.g., subintimal) space of a vascular wall to facilitate the treatment of vascular disease, particularly total occlusions. For example, the devices and methods disclosed herein may be used to visually define the vessel wall boundary, protect the vessel wall boundary from perforation, bypass an occlusion, and/or remove an occlusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: BRIDGEPOINT MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: CHAD J. KUGLER, MATTHEW J. OLSON, ROSS A. OLSON, ROBERT E. ATKINSON
  • Patent number: 11026719
    Abstract: An introducer sheath may include a tubular member comprising an inner layer and an outer layer coaxially disposed about a central longitudinal axis of the introducer sheath, the tubular member being configured to shift between an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration. The inner layer may be circumferentially discontinuous along at least a portion of its length. At least a first portion of the inner layer may be configured to move circumferentially relative to the outer layer when shifting between the unexpanded and expanded configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Richmon Thoreson, Adam David Grovender, Scott Solberg, David Raab, Benjamin Philip Gundale, Ross A. Olson, James M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10888354
    Abstract: Devices and methods for exploiting intramural (e.g., subintimal) space of a vascular wall to facilitate the treatment of vascular disease, particularly total occlusions. For example, the devices and methods disclosed herein may be used to visually define the vessel wall boundary, protect the vessel wall boundary from perforation, bypass an occlusion, and/or remove an occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: BRIDGEPOINT MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Matthew J. Olson, Ross A. Olson, Robert E. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 10751178
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes a tubular member including an inner layer and an outer layer, the inner layer having an inner surface, an outer surface and wall extending therebetween. The outer layer is disposed along the outer surface of the inner layer. The inner layer includes a plurality of longitudinal channels extending radially outward from the inner surface. Each channel of the plurality of channels has a circumferential width. Further, the tubular member is designed to shift from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration, wherein the width of each channel increases as the tubular member shifts from the unexpanded configuration to the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, James M. Anderson, Heather Hetteen, Adam David Grovender, Uchenna Junior Agu
  • Publication number: 20200254224
    Abstract: The invention provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device includes an elongate shaft having a distal region and a coil disposed along the distal region. The coil is formed from a winding member having a first filar region and a second filar region. The winding member has a first cross-sectional diameter along the first filar region, a second cross-sectional diameter different from the first cross-sectional diameter along the second filar region, a first centroid at a first position along the first filar region and a second centroid at a second position along the second filar region. The first centroid and the second centroid are axially-aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL CHRISTOPHER WEBER, ROSS A. OLSON, ADAM D. GROVENDER, BRIAN CORNWELL
  • Publication number: 20200155188
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for treating diseases and disorders effecting the cardiovascular system of the human body are disclosed. An exemplary device in accordance with this disclosure comprises a shaft, tip member fixed to the shaft, and a probe extending beyond a distal surface of the tip member. In some useful embodiments, the tip member is relatively atraumatic and the probe is shaped so as to be more likely to produce trauma than the tip member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: BridgePoint Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Olson, Chad J. Kugler, Ross A. Olson, David B. Robinson, Peter A. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20200108233
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a device. The device may include a distal shaft defining a central lumen and an orienting element comprising at least one inflatable member. Wherein a first portion of the orienting element extending from the shaft in a first direction and a second portion of the orienting element extending from the shaft in a second direction. Further, wherein the second direction is substantially opposite the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: BRIDGEPOINT MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: CHAD J. KUGLER, MATTHEW J. OLSON, ROSS A. OLSON, DAVID B. ROBINSON
  • Publication number: 20200086089
    Abstract: A device for guiding and supporting a stent delivery catheter and other catheters is disclosed. The device may comprise a tubular guiding member and an elongated positioning member extending in a proximal direction beyond the tubular guiding member for advancing and retracting the tubular guiding member in distal and proximal directions. A distal portion of the elongate positioning member may be coupled to the proximal portion of the tubular guide. In embodiments, the device includes a ribbon having a distal portion and a proximal portion. In embodiments, the distal portion of the ribbon extends distally into the tubular guiding member and the proximal portion of the ribbon overlays an inner surface of the elongate positioning member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Ross A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20200086081
    Abstract: Methods for making medical devices and portions of medical devices (e.g., intravascular catheters, catheter shafts, and tubular guiding members) are provided. Example methods may include providing a first ribbon comprising one or more thermoplastic materials and a piece of shrink tubing defining a shrink tube lumen and forming a first assembly by positioning the first ribbon inside the shrink tube lumen and urging the first ribbon to assume a tubular shape in which the first ribbon defines a ribbon lumen. A second assembly may be formed by loading an inner tubular member over a mandrel and forming or placing a support structure over an outer surface of the inner tubular member. A third assembly may be formed by inserting the second assembly into the ribbon lumen defined by the first ribbon of the first assembly. The third assembly may be heated to a process temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Ross A. Olson
  • Patent number: 10575869
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for treating diseases and disorders effecting the cardiovascular system of the human body are disclosed. An exemplary device in accordance with this disclosure comprises a shaft, tip member fixed to the shaft, and a probe extending beyond a distal surface of the tip member. In some useful embodiments, the tip member is relatively atraumatic and the probe is shaped so as to be more likely to produce trauma than the tip member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGEPOINT MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Olson, Chad J. Kugler, Ross A. Olson, David B. Robinson, Peter A. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10537716
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a device. The device may include a distal shaft defining a central lumen and an orienting element comprising at least one inflatable member. Wherein a first portion of the orienting element extending from the shaft in a first direction and a second portion of the orienting element extending from the shaft in a second direction. Further, wherein the second direction is substantially opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGEPOINT MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Matthew J. Olson, Ross A. Olson, David B. Robinson