Patents by Inventor Ross Tsugita

Ross Tsugita 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: 20120157913
    Abstract: An atherolysis catheter comprises a catheter body and one or more isolation balloons. A distal section of the body comprises infusion and aspiration ports in fluid communication with infusion and aspiration lumens for delivering and collecting fluids. A pump delivers infusate through the infusion lumen, and a valve in the infusion port controls release of the infusate into a target location in the vasculature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Atherolysis Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kusai S. Aziz, Ross Tsugita
  • Patent number: 7931665
    Abstract: A filter system for temporary placement of a filter in an artery or vein is disclosed. The filter system includes a guidewire that is first positioned across a lesion within a vessel. The guidewire may include a distal stop. A slideable filter is then advanced along the guidewire using an advancing mechanism, typically an elongate member slideable over the guidewire and contacting the filter. A capture sheath may be disposed about the filter during advancement. Once the filter is positioned downstream of the lesion, the capture sheath is withdrawn, allowing the filter to expand. Further distal advancement of the filter is prohibited by the stop. After expansion of the filter, the capture sheath and the advancing mechanism are withdrawn from the region of interest, and removed from the patient's vessel. The filter may then be retrieved using a capture sheath or exchanged for a second filter after removing the first filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Tsugita, Jean Chang
  • Patent number: 7717935
    Abstract: A filter system for temporary placement of a filter in an artery or vein is disclosed. The filter system includes a guidewire that is first positioned across a lesion within a vessel. The guidewire may include a distal stop. A slideable filter is then advanced along the guidewire using an advancing mechanism, typically an elongate member slideable over the guidewire and contacting the filter. A capture sheath may be disposed about the filter during advancement. Once the filter is positioned downstream of the lesion, the capture sheath is withdrawn, allowing the filter to expand. Further distal advancement of the filter is prohibited by the stop. After expansion of the filter, the capture sheath and the advancing mechanism are withdrawn from the region of interest, and removed from the patient's vessel. The filter may then be retrieved using a capture sheath or exchanged for a second filter after removing the first filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Tsugita, Jean Chang
  • Publication number: 20080065008
    Abstract: A balloon arterial cannula and methods for filtering blood. The devices generally include a mesh for filtering blood flowing within a blood vessel, particularly within an artery such as the aorta, a structure adapted to open and close the mesh within the blood vessel, a means to actuate the structure, and a balloon occluder which typically includes a flexible material enclosing a chamber. The methods generally include the steps of introducing a mesh into a blood vessel to capture embolic material, adjusting the mesh, if necessary, during the course of filtration, inflating the balloon occluder to occlude the vessel upstream of the mesh, and thereafter deflating the balloon occluder and removing the mesh and the captured foreign matter from the blood vessel. Additionally, visualization techniques are used to ensure effective filtration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: Denise Barbut, Jonathan Root, Giovanni Pastrone, Tracy Maahs, Ross Tsugita
  • Publication number: 20080045999
    Abstract: A filter system for temporary placement of a filter in an artery or vein is disclosed. The filter system includes a guidewire that is first positioned across a lesion within a vessel. The guidewire may include a distal stop. A slideable filter is then advanced along the guidewire using an advancing mechanism, typically an elongate member slideable over the guidewire and contacting the filter. A capture sheath may be disposed about the filter during advancement. Once the filter is positioned downstream of the lesion, the capture sheath is withdrawn, allowing the filter to expand. Further distal advancement of the filter is prohibited by the stop. After expansion of the filter, the capture sheath and the advancing mechanism are withdrawn from the region of interest, and removed from the patient's vessel. The filter may then be retrieved using a capture sheath or exchanged for a second filter after removing the first filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ross Tsugita, Jean Chang
  • Publication number: 20070219491
    Abstract: A guided filter system for temporary placement of a filter in an artery or vein is disclosed. The system includes a guidewire slideable through a wire guide included in a distal region of a support wire. The support wire has an expandable filter, which is operable between a collapsed or enlarged condition. A variety of endovascular devices, including angioplasty, atherectomy, and stent-deployment catheters, are insertable over the guidewire and/or the support wire. Methods of using the guided filter system to direct and exchange endovascular devices to a region of interest, and to entrap and remove embolic material from the vessel are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Ross Tsugita
  • Publication number: 20070083216
    Abstract: A rapid exchange sheath comprising an elongate tubular member, a guidewire, and support wire having an expandable filter at a distal end. The guidewire passes through a first opening at a distal end of the tubular member and a second opening a short distance proximal from the distal end. The support wire is received in a lumen of the tubular member, or, in certain embodiments, extends proximally through a third opening a short distance proximal from the distal end. Methods of using the sheaths for deploying and/or exchanging medical device(s) in a patient's vessel are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: W. Belef, Ross Tsugita
  • Publication number: 20060129180
    Abstract: An apparatus suitable for filtering emboli in an open surgical procedure. The apparatus comprises an elongated member having a distal region and a support hoop attached to the distal region. A blood permeable sac is affixed to the support hoop so that the support hoop forms a distally-facing mouth of the blood permeable sac. A guidewire is slideably attached to the elongated member. A delivery sheath is provided having a cavity for accepting the elongated member, support hoop and blood permeable sac, and a lumen extending through the cavity to permit the guidewire to pass therethrough. Methods of use are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Ross Tsugita, Tracy Maahs, Yue-Teh Jang
  • Publication number: 20060041304
    Abstract: A catheter system comprising a guidewire, an endovascular catheter, and an aspiration catheter. The guidewire has an expandable occluder mounted on a distal end. The guidewire and the endovascular catheter are insertable into a lumen of the aspiration catheter. The aspiration catheter also includes infusion and aspiration lumen(s) and port(s). Methods of using the catheter system for treating a vascular lesion and removing embolic material during the procedure are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Yue-Teh Jang, Ross Tsugita, Bruce Addis, Tracy Maahs, Jean Chang
  • Publication number: 20060015140
    Abstract: The invention provides a nested tubing cannula which comprises outer and inner elongate tubular members, both having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen therebetween. The inner tubular member is sealed at its distal end and is nested substantially coaxially within the lumen of the outer tubular member, so that the gap between the inner and the outer tubular member defines a second lumen whereas the first lumen is the lumen of the inner tubular member. A tubular sleeve is disposed coaxially between the inner and outer tubular members. A balloon is mounted on a distal region of the outer tubular member and is in communication with the first lumen. The cannula further comprises a port proximal or distal the balloon occluder and is in communication with the second lumen. Methods for making the devices herein are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Ross Tsugita, Tracy Maahs, Yue-Teh Jang
  • Publication number: 20060015139
    Abstract: A filter system for temporary placement of a filter in an artery or vein is disclosed. The filter system includes a guidewire that is first positioned across a lesion within a vessel. The guidewire may include a distal stop. A slideable filter is then advanced along the guidewire using an advancing mechanism, typically an elongate member slideable over the guidewire and contacting the filter. A capture sheath may be disposed about the filter during advancement. Once the filter is positioned downstream of the lesion, the capture sheath is withdrawn, allowing the filter to expand. Further distal advancement of the filter is prohibited by the stop. After expansion of the filter, the capture sheath and the advancing mechanism are withdrawn from the region of interest, and removed from the patient's vessel. The filter may then be retrieved using a capture sheath or exchanged for a second filter after removing the first filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Ross Tsugita, Jean Chang
  • Publication number: 20050240116
    Abstract: A device for sensing the profile of a hollow body organ includes a hollow guidewire or probe carrying a sensor. The hollow probe includes a distal coiled end tube with a tip bent at an angle between about 10° to 90° relative to the probe longitudinal axis and having a torque response of no more than about 0.4 ozf in. The flexural rigidity of the distal end tube relative to the mid and proximal end tubes forming the probe is generally in the range of about 1:(4 to 4,400):(110 to 13,000), respectively. An actuator is detachably secured to the probe and includes one or several motors which allow the sensor to travel in a rotational and axial path through the body organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Applicant: Vahid Saadat
    Inventors: Vahid Saadat, Ross Tsugita
  • Patent number: 6939313
    Abstract: A device for sensing the profile of a hollow body organ includes a hollow guidewire or probe carrying a sensor. The hollow probe includes a distal coiled end tube with a tip bent at an angle between about 10° to 90° relative to the probe longitudinal axis and having a torque response of no more than about 0.4 ozf in. The flexural rigidity of the distal end tube relative to the mid and proximal end tubes forming the probe is generally in the range of about 1:(4 to 4,400):(110 to 13,000), respectively. An actuator is detachably secured to the probe and includes one or several motors which allow the sensor to travel in a rotational and axial path through the body organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Inventors: Vahid Saadat, Ross Tsugita
  • Publication number: 20030088187
    Abstract: A device for sensing the profile of a hollow body organ includes a hollow guidewire or probe carrying a sensor. The hollow probe includes a distal coiled end tube with a tip bent at an angle between about 10° to 90° relative to the probe longitudinal axis and having a torque response of no more than about 0.4 ozf in. The flexural rigidity of the distal end tube relative to the mid and proximal end tubes forming the probe is generally in the range of about 1:(4 to 4,400):(110 to 13,000), respectively. An actuator is detachably secured to the probe and includes one or several motors which allow the sensor to travel in a rotational and axial path through the body organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Vahid Saadat, Ross Tsugita
  • Publication number: 20020183782
    Abstract: A filter system for temporary placement of a filter in an artery or vein is disclosed. The filter system includes a guidewire that is first positioned across a lesion within a vessel. The guidewire may include a distal stop. A slideable filter is then advanced along the guidewire using an advancing mechanism, typically an elongate member slideable over the guidewire and contacting the filter. A capture sheath may be disposed about the filter during advancement. Once the filter is positioned downstream of the lesion, the capture sheath is withdrawn, allowing the filter to expand. Further distal advancement of the filter is prohibited by the stop. After expansion of the filter, the capture sheath and the advancing mechanism are withdrawn from the region of interest, and removed from the patient's vessel. The filter may then be retrieved using a capture sheath or exchanged for a second filter after removing the first filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Applicant: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Tsugita, Jean Chang
  • Publication number: 20020095174
    Abstract: A filter system for temporary placement of a filter in an artery or vein. The filter system includes a guidewire that is first positioned across a lesion within a vessel. The guidewire may include a distal stop. A slideable filter is then advanced along the guidewire using an advancing mechanism, typically an elongate member slideable over the guidewire and contacting the filter. A capture sheath may be disposed about the filter during advancement. Once the filter is positioned downstream of the lesion, the capture sheath is withdrawn, allowing the filter to expand. Further distal advancement of the filter is prohibited by the stop. After expansion of the filter, the capture sheath and the advancing mechanism are withdrawn from the region of interest, and removed from the patient's vessel. The filter may then be retrieved using a capture sheath or exchanged for a second filter after removing the first filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Applicant: SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ross Tsugita, Jean Chang
  • Patent number: 6371971
    Abstract: A filter system for temporary placement of a filter in an artery or vein is disclosed. The filter system includes a guidewire that is first positioned across a lesion within a vessel. The guidewire may include a distal stop. A slideable filter is then advanced along the guidewire using an advancing mechanism, typically an elongate member slideable over the guidewire and contacting the filter. A capture sheath may be disposed about the filter during advancement. Once the filter is positioned downstream of the lesion, the capture sheath is withdrawn, allowing the filter to expand. Further distal advancement of the filter is prohibited by the stop. After expansion of the filter, the capture sheath and the advancing mechanism are withdrawn from the region of interest, and removed from the patient's vessel. The filter may then be retrieved using a capture sheath or exchanged for a second filter after removing the first filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Tsugita, Jean Chang