Patents by Inventor Ryan WALES

Ryan WALES 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: 20240164842
    Abstract: A pulmonary treatment system for treatment of target tissue in an airway of a subject, including a catheter assembly comprising an ablation assembly or tip including an expandable member, at least one energy emitter, and a cooling member, wherein the ablation tip is configured to be positioned within the airway of the subject such that expansion of the expandable member enables the at least one energy emitter and cooling member to engage a wall of the airway, the cooling member configured to cool a portion of the surface of the wall of the airway to reduce damage to the airway disposed between the at least one energy emitter and the target tissue, while the at least one energy emitter delivers energy to the target tissue to create one or more nerve attenuating lesions, and a control assembly including a display configured to depict a three-dimensional graphical rendering of the airway of the subject for preplanning prior to the procedure, with real-time tracking of the ablation tip during the treatment of the
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Philip Johnson, Ryan Kaveckis, Larry Wales
  • Publication number: 20240164633
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism configured to couple to a receiving port of a bronchoscope, the attachment mechanism including an adapter segment having a tubular body having an inner lumen and distal end, where the distal end includes a plurality of axial slits positioned circumferentially around the distal end to define a flexible tab section, where the flexible tab section defined a recess within the inner lumen configured to receive and mechanically interlock with the receiving port of the bronchoscope; and a slide lock positioned over the tubular body configured to slide over the tubular body between a first position that allows flexible tab section to flex radially outward to receive the receiving port within the recess, and a second position where slide lock restrains the radial expansion of flexible tab section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Philip Johnson, Ryan Kaveckis, Larry Wales
  • Publication number: 20240023991
    Abstract: A medical device comprising a shaft, a handle housing a proximal end of the shaft, a first channel extending throughout a lumen of the shaft, wherein the first channel is rotatable about a longitudinal axis of the shaft, the channel including a proximal end and a distal end, and an actuator, wherein a distal end of the actuator is configured to engage and disengage with the proximal end of the first channel, such that in an engaged position the actuator and the first channel are rotatable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan WALES
  • Publication number: 20230397908
    Abstract: An endoscopic tissue fastening device may include a body having a first portion and a second portion arranged alongside the first portion. The second portion may extend distally of the first portion and may terminate in a distal end face of the body. The device may further include a tissue fastening assembly having a fastening head with a proximal end and a distal end. The fastening head may be deflectable at a location between the proximal end and the distal end of the fastening head. The tissue fastening assembly may be received within a lumen of the body. Further, the body may be moveable between an unarticulated configuration and an articulated configuration. In the articulated configuration, a central longitudinal axis of the second portion of the body may be substantially parallel with a central longitudinal axis of the tissue fastening assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul SMITH, Gary Jordan, Nathan CUMMINGS, Ryan WALES, Douglas MELANSON
  • Patent number: 11826018
    Abstract: A medical device comprising a shaft, a handle including a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion is fixed to a proximal portion of the shaft, and a channel extending from the handle into the shaft, wherein the channel includes a proximal channel and a distal channel, the proximal channel being rotatable relative to the distal channel and aligned with the distal channel throughout rotation of the proximal channel, wherein the proximal portion includes the proximal channel and the distal portion includes the distal channel, wherein the distal portion is rotatable relative to the proximal portion of the handle, and the shaft is configured to rotate with the distal portion of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Gray, Ryan Wales, Scott Brechbiel, Paul Smith, Richard Mansfield
  • Patent number: 11806044
    Abstract: A medical device comprising a shaft, a handle housing a proximal end of the shaft, a first channel extending throughout a lumen of the shaft, wherein the first channel is rotatable about a longitudinal axis of the shaft, the channel including a proximal end and a distal end, and an actuator, wherein a distal end of the actuator is configured to engage and disengage with the proximal end of the first channel, such that in an engaged position the actuator and the first channel are rotatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Wales
  • Patent number: 11779367
    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: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    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
  • Patent number: 11771421
    Abstract: An endoscopic tissue fastening device may include a body having a first portion and a second portion arranged alongside the first portion. The second portion may extend distally of the first portion and may terminate in a distal end face of the body. The device may further include a tissue fastening assembly having a fastening head with a proximal end and a distal end. The fastening head may be deflectable at a location between the proximal end and the distal end of the fastening head. The tissue fastening assembly may be received within a lumen of the body. Further, the body may be moveable between an unarticulated configuration and an articulated configuration. In the articulated configuration, a central longitudinal axis of the second portion of the body may be substantially parallel with a central longitudinal axis of the tissue fastening assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Gary Jordan, Nathan Cummings, Ryan Wales, Douglas Melanson
  • Patent number: 11730344
    Abstract: An endoscopic cap assembly may include a sleeve and a cap. The cap may include a cap channel extending along an external surface of the cap. The cap may also include an engagement feature extending radially outwardly from the external surface of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Wales, Paul Smith, Scott Brechbiel
  • Publication number: 20230157531
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to a container and tube set and methods for fluid delivery, and particularly an integrated container and tube set suitable for use with an endoscope to supply liquids and/or gases to the endoscope. The integrated container and tubes may include a container (e.g., water reservoir) containing a fluid and a gas, and a plurality of tubes integrally formed with the container. The integrated container may include an irrigation supply tube having a first lumen in fluid communication with the fluid, a lens wash supply tube having a second lumen in fluid communication with the fluid, a gas supply tube having a third lumen in operative communication with the gas, and an optional alternative gas supply tube having a fourth lumen in fluid communication with the gas. The lens wash supply tube and the gas supply tube may be formed as a single, multi-lumen tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Pollock, Colby Harris, Ryan Wales
  • Patent number: 11576566
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to a container and tube set and methods for fluid delivery, and particularly an integrated container and tube set suitable for use with an endoscope to supply liquids and/or gases to the endoscope. The integrated container and tubes may include a container (e.g., water reservoir) containing a fluid and a gas, and a plurality of tubes integrally formed with the container. The integrated container may include an irrigation supply tube having a first lumen in fluid communication with the fluid, a lens wash supply tube having a second lumen in fluid communication with the fluid, a gas supply tube having a third lumen in operative communication with the gas, and an optional alternative gas supply tube having a fourth lumen in fluid communication with the gas. The lens wash supply tube and the gas supply tube may be formed as a single, multi-lumen tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Pollock, Colby Harris, Ryan Wales
  • Patent number: 11413027
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue dissection. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to medical devices which lift and retract tissue during a dissection procedure to improve visualization of the target tissue and mitigate obstruction of dissection tools. In particular, the present disclosure relates to a tissue retraction device which moves from a constrained to relaxed configuration to immobilize and retract the dissected portion of target tissue during a dissection procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Scott Brechbiel, Ryan Wales, Danny Lee, Samuel Raybin, Niklas Andersson, Jialiang Wang
  • Publication number: 20220192479
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to medical tubing assemblies and methods for fluid delivery from a single fluid reservoir. In one example, a tubing assembly may be configured to couple to an endoscope for distributing fluid between the endoscope and a fluid reservoir during an endoscopic procedure. The assembly may comprise a tubing manifold, a cap configured to be removably attached to the fluid reservoir, a portion of gas supply tubing and lens wash supply tubing in fluid communication between the manifold and the endoscope, a portion of gas supply tubing in fluid communication between the cap and the manifold, and a portion of lens wash supply tubing in fluid communication between the fluid reservoir and the manifold. Further examples may include portions of irrigation supply tubing and portions of alternate gas supply tubing selectively connectable in fluid communication between the manifold, fluid reservoir and endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Colby Harris, Ryan Pollock, Ryan Wales
  • Publication number: 20220192478
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to a container and tube set and methods for fluid delivery, and particularly an integrated container and tube set suitable for use with an endoscope to supply liquids and/or gases to the endoscope. The integrated container and tubes may include a container (e.g., water reservoir) containing a fluid and a gas, and a plurality of tubes integrally formed with the container. The integrated container may include an irrigation supply tube having a first lumen in fluid communication with the fluid, a lens wash supply tube having a second lumen in fluid communication with the fluid, a gas supply tube having a third lumen in operative communication with the gas, and an optional alternative gas supply tube having a fourth lumen in fluid communication with the gas. The lens wash supply tube and the gas supply tube may be formed as a single, multi-lumen tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Ryan Pollock, Colby Harris, Ryan Wales
  • Patent number: 11266393
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods of using medical devices are disclosed. An example tissue retraction delivery device includes a positioning assembly, the assembly including: a delivery catheter having a distal end region and a lumen extending therein, wherein the distal end region includes an engagement member orienting tip. The delivery device also includes an actuation catheter extending within at least a portion of the delivery catheter, the actuation catheter including a distal end region and a lumen extending therein. An actuation wire extends within the lumen of the actuation catheter, the actuation wire having a proximal end region and a distal end region. An end effector is coupled to the distal end region of the actuation wire, the end effector configured to capture an engagement member of a tissue retraction device, wherein manipulation of the actuation wire shifts the end effector from a first position to a second closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Raybin, Ryan Wales, Paul Smith, Jeff Gray, Sean P. Fleury, Scott E. Brechbiel
  • Publication number: 20220061885
    Abstract: A medical device comprising a shaft, a handle housing a proximal end of the shaft, a first channel extending throughout a lumen of the shaft, wherein the first channel is rotatable about a longitudinal axis of the shaft, the channel including a proximal end and a distal end, and an actuator, wherein a distal end of the actuator is configured to engage and disengage with the proximal end of the first channel, such that in an engaged position the actuator and the first channel are rotatable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan WALES
  • Publication number: 20210235973
    Abstract: A medical device comprising a shaft, a handle including a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion is fixed to a proximal portion of the shaft, and a channel extending from the handle into the shaft, wherein the channel includes a proximal channel and a distal channel, the proximal channel being rotatable relative to the distal channel and aligned with the distal channel throughout rotation of the proximal channel, wherein the proximal portion includes the proximal channel and the distal portion includes the distal channel, wherein the distal portion is rotatable relative to the proximal portion of the handle, and the shaft is configured to rotate with the distal portion of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff GRAY, Ryan WALES, Scott BRECHBIEL, Paul SMITH, Richard MANSFIELD
  • Publication number: 20210178120
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods of using medical devices are disclosed. An example tissue retraction device includes a first tissue engagement member coupled to an elastic member by a coupling assembly. The coupling assembly including a first coupler body having a first end region and a first compression member. Further, the first end region of the first coupler body is configured to extend into a portion of a lumen of the elastic member and the compression member is designed to compress the elastic member onto the first coupler body such that the elastic member is fixedly engaged with the coupler body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: JOHN UNGER, CHRISTOPHER K. OTO, DANNY SHU-HUAN LEE, RYAN WALES, ALEXANDER JOSEPH BURNHAM, TRACY ANDREOTTI
  • Patent number: 10933219
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods of using medical devices are disclosed. An example tissue retraction device includes a first tissue engagement member coupled to an elastic member by a coupling assembly. The coupling assembly including a first coupler body having a first end region and a first compression member. Further, the first end region of the first coupler body is configured to extend into a portion of a lumen of the elastic member and the compression member is designed to compress the elastic member onto the first coupler body such that the elastic member is fixedly engaged with the coupler body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: John Unger, Christopher K. Oto, Danny Shu-Huan Lee, Ryan Wales, Alexander Joseph Burnham, Tracy Andreotti
  • Publication number: 20210007736
    Abstract: An endoscopic tissue fastening device may include a body having a first portion and a second portion arranged alongside the first portion. The second portion may extend distally of the first portion and may terminate in a distal end face of the body. The device may further include a tissue fastening assembly having a fastening head with a proximal end and a distal end. The fastening head may be deflectable at a location between the proximal end and the distal end of the fastening head. The tissue fastening assembly may be received within a lumen of the body. Further, the body may be moveable between an unarticulated configuration and an articulated configuration. In the articulated configuration, a central longitudinal axis of the second portion of the body may be substantially parallel with a central longitudinal axis of the tissue fastening assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Gary Jordan, Nathan Cummings, Ryan Wales, Douglas Melanson