Patents by Inventor Scott E. BRECHBIEL

Scott E. BRECHBIEL 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: 20240057852
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for connecting tubes to an endoscope. A connector for connecting tubing, such as gas/lens wash tubing, to fluid ports of an endoscope may include a first end that couples with the tubing and a second end for engaging fluid ports of an endoscope. The connector may have a stabilizing component configured to facilitate securing the second end to the endoscope. In some cases, the connector may include a device coupling member configured to couple to the endoscope and a core structure adding stability to the device coupling member and configured to couple to the tubing. In some cases, the stabilizing component may include an actuator and a retention component that adjusts in response to actuation of the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Ryan Vincent William Pollock, John B. Golden, Jeff Gray, Scott E. Brechbiel, Colby Harris
  • Patent number: 11896228
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate to devices, systems, and methods for tissue resection in a body lumen of a patient, and may include an endoscope and a backstop delivery device extendable through the endoscope. The backstop delivery device may deliver a backstop to a location of selected tissue for resection. A backstop may include a covering being deployable in a patient. The covering may have one or more anchoring mechanisms disposed on an edge of the covering. A tissue resecting device may be extendable through the endoscope for resecting the selected tissue for resection. The covering may be deployable to an outer surface of the body lumen, such that the anchoring mechanism may secure the covering to the outer surface of the body lumen and the covering may expand to cover the selected tissue for resection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Sean P. Fleury, Eric Wespi, Nicholas L Tassoni, Brian J. Hanson, Gregory Y. Lee, Jose A. Meregotte, Anthony F. Tassoni, Jr., Kevin Windheuser, John A. Hingston, Nolan Hobart, Michael E. Zupkofska, Ryan V. Wales, Scott E. Brechbiel, Rachael Campion, Tara A. Jarobski, Danny S. Lee, Alexander J. Burnham, Christopher K. Oto, Nicholas J. Mazzola, Kevin L Bagley, Shaun D. Comee
  • Publication number: 20240041300
    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: October 23, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff GRAY, Ryan V. WALES, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, Paul SMITH, Richard MANSFIELD
  • Publication number: 20240032909
    Abstract: A suture device for use in combination with a delivery system including a lumen extending through the delivery system includes a needle usable to carry a suture, a distal shuttle configured to releasably secure the needle, a sleeve disposable over the distal shuttle, the distal shuttle movable relative to the sleeve between a locked position in which the needle is locked to the distal shuttle and an unlocked position in which the needle is releasable from the distal shuttle. The suture device includes a distal assembly including an elongate tool guide movable between a deployment configuration in which the elongate tool guide is substantially parallel with the distal assembly and a working configuration in which the elongate tool guide curves away from the distal assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: RYAN V. WALES, PAUL J. SMITH, SCOTT E. BRECHBIEL, KEVIN L. BAGLEY
  • Publication number: 20240008719
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coupling a tube set to an endoscope. An illustrative adaptor for coupling a tube set to an endoscope may include a planar head portion having at least one aperture, at least one floating cylinder extending from a proximal end at least partially disposed within the at least one aperture of the planar head portion to a distal tip and having a first lumen extending therethrough, at least one O-ring positioned at the distal tip of the at least one floating cylinder, and at least one biasing element disposed about an outer surface of the at least one floating cylinder and extending from a first end adjacent the at least one aperture of the planar head portion to a second end proximal to the distal tip of the at least one floating cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Ryan Vincent William Pollock, Kurt Nicholas Robakiewicz, Paul Smith, Scott E. Brechbiel, Laura Elizabeth Christakis, John B. Golden
  • Publication number: 20240008724
    Abstract: Methods and systems for refilling a container during an endoscopic procedure. An illustrative container may comprise a container configured to contain a fluid, a water supply tube including a first end, a second end, and a first lumen extending therethrough and in fluid communication with the bottom portion of the container, a gas supply tube including a first end, a second end, and a second lumen extending therethrough and in operative fluid communication with container, a manifold configured to couple the water supply tube and the gas supply tube to the container and including a first end positioned interior to the container and a second end positioned exterior to the container, and a port positioned adjacent to the top portion of the container. The port may be configured to be in selective fluid communication with an interior of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Colby Harris, Ryan Vincent William Pollock, Scott E. Brechbiel, Kurt Nicholas Robakiewicz, Laura Elizabeth Christakis, Paul Smith, Jeff Gray, John B. Golden
  • Publication number: 20240000477
    Abstract: A system for controlling the flow of fluid through a medical device may include a medical device having a lumen that extends to a distal end of the medical device; a fluid source configured to supply fluid having a positive pressure to the lumen of the medical device; and a flow controller configured to apply a negative pressure to the fluid within the lumen, wherein the flow controller is triggered to apply the negative pressure upon a lowering of the positive pressure from the fluid source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul SMITH, Ryan V. WALES, Sean P. FLEURY, Laura Elizabeth CHRISTAKIS, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, Jeff GRAY, Mingxiang XU
  • Publication number: 20230404366
    Abstract: A medical device may comprise a sheath configured to be inserted into a body lumen of a patient. A distal end of the sheath may include an elevator for changing an orientation of a medical device. A handle may include an actuator. The actuator may be operably connected to the elevator. Activation of the actuator may cause movement of the elevator. An engaging portion may, in at least one configuration of the handle, protrude from a surface of a handle body toward the actuator. A force exerted by the user on at least one of the actuator or the engaging portion may cause the handle to transition between (a) a first configuration in which the engaging portion interacts with the actuator to inhibit movement of the actuator relative to the engaging portion and (b) a second configuration in which the actuator is movable relative to the engaging portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan WILDER, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, James WELDON, Bridget STANFORD
  • Patent number: 11812944
    Abstract: A suture device for use in combination with a delivery system including a lumen extending through the delivery system includes a needle usable to carry a suture, a distal shuttle configured to releasably secure the needle, a sleeve disposable over the distal shuttle, the distal shuttle movable relative to the sleeve between a locked position in which the needle is locked to the distal shuttle and an unlocked position in which the needle is releasable from the distal shuttle. The suture device includes a distal assembly including an elongate tool guide movable between a deployment configuration in which the elongate tool guide is substantially parallel with the distal assembly and a working configuration in which the elongate tool guide curves away from the distal assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Paul J. Smith, Scott E. Brechbiel, Kevin L. Bagley
  • Patent number: 11793540
    Abstract: A system for controlling the flow of fluid through a medical device may include a medical device having a lumen that extends to a distal end of the medical device; a fluid source configured to supply fluid having a positive pressure to the lumen of the medical device; and a flow controller configured to apply a negative pressure to the fluid within the lumen, wherein the flow controller is triggered to apply the negative pressure upon a lowering of the positive pressure from the fluid source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Ryan V. Wales, Sean P. Fleury, Laura Elizabeth Christakis, Scott E. Brechbiel, Jeff Gray, Mingxiang Xu
  • Patent number: 11779194
    Abstract: A medical device may comprise a sheath configured to be inserted into a body lumen of a patient. A distal end of the sheath may include an elevator for changing an orientation of a medical device. A handle may include an actuator. The actuator may be operably connected to the elevator. Activation of the actuator may cause movement of the elevator. An engaging portion may, in at least one configuration of the handle, protrude from a surface of a handle body toward the actuator. A force exerted by the user on at least one of the actuator or the engaging portion may cause the handle to transition between (a) a first configuration in which the engaging portion interacts with the actuator to inhibit movement of the actuator relative to the engaging portion and (b) a second configuration in which the actuator is movable relative to the engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Wilder, Scott E. Brechbiel, James Weldon, Bridget Stanford
  • Publication number: 20230248215
    Abstract: A medical device, comprising a shaft, wherein the shaft has a corrugated body, and wherein the corrugated body includes a plurality of hoops extending around a circumference of the shaft, a plurality of indentations, wherein the plurality of indentations extend around a portion of the circumference of the shaft and define a reduced-diameter portion of the shaft relative to a diameter of the plurality of hoops, and wherein each of the plurality of hoops is spaced apart from an adjacent hoop of the plurality of hoops by at least one of the plurality of indentations, and a plurality of nodes, wherein each node extends between and connects adjacent hoops of the plurality of hoops, and wherein each of the plurality of nodes is radially offset relative to adjacent nodes along a longitudinal axis of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Thomas STORBECK, Timothy LHOTKA, Shane GRAHAM, Matthew MACIEJ, Raymond David GESSLER, III, Pat S. PHONGSAVANH, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, Marton VARADY, Sean POWELL
  • Publication number: 20230190077
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a medical device may be configured for use with an endoscope and may include a tool. The tool may include an actuator, at least one extension at a distal portion of the actuator, and a distal end. The at least one extension may extend radially outward from the actuator and may have an edge configured to fragment debris within a body. The medical device may also include a cap configured for coupling to a distal end of the endoscope, and the cap may include a body defining an opening and a cavity. The opening may be configured to align with optics of the endoscope, and the at least one extension may be positioned within the cavity of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James WELDON, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, Evan WILDER
  • Publication number: 20230168109
    Abstract: A system for tracking a medical device, the system comprising a support having a channel extending therethrough, the channel being defined circumferentially by a surface, at least one encoder configured to track movement of a medical device through the channel, and one or more processors configured to receive input from the at least one encoder, receive an instruction from a user to store a zero position of the medical device relative to the channel, determine relative movement of the medical device from the zero position, and communicate the relative movement of the medical device from the zero position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan V. WALES, Morgan ZHU, Kurt Nicholas ROBAKIEWICZ, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, Jeff GRAY
  • Patent number: 11617496
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a medical device may be configured for use with an endoscope and may include a tool. The tool may include an actuator, at least one extension at a distal portion of the actuator, and a distal end. The at least one extension may extend radially outward from the actuator and may have an edge configured to fragment debris within a body. The medical device may also include a cap configured for coupling to a distal end of the endoscope, and the cap may include a body defining an opening and a cavity. The opening may be configured to align with optics of the endoscope, and the at least one extension may be positioned within the cavity of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James Weldon, Scott E. Brechbiel, Evan Wilder
  • Publication number: 20230087625
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue dissection. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to medical devices that lift and retract tissue during a dissection procedure to improve visualization of the target tissue and mitigate obstructions for dissection tools. In particular, the present disclosure relates to devices that transition from a constrained to an unconstrained bowed configuration to immobilize and retract the dissected portion of target tissue during a dissection procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Paul Smith, Danny S. Lee, Scott E. Brechbiel, Jialiang Wang, Sean P. Fleury
  • Publication number: 20230021650
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of medical devices and establishing fluid communication between body lumens. In particular, the present disclosure relates to devices and methods for placing the muscularis layers of first and second body lumens in contact to establish a long term or permanent open flow or access passage therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Gray, Ryan V. Wales, Scott E. Brechbiel, Laura E. Christakis, Paul Smith, Sean Fleury
  • Patent number: 11534060
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue dissection. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to medical devices that lift and retract tissue during a dissection procedure to improve visualization of the target tissue and mitigate obstructions for dissection tools. In particular, the present disclosure relates to devices that transition from a constrained to an unconstrained bowed configuration to immobilize and retract the dissected portion of target tissue during a dissection procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Paul Smith, Danny S. Lee, Scott E. Brechbiel, Jialiang Wang, Sean P. Fleury
  • Patent number: 11491315
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of medical devices and establishing fluid communication between body lumens. In particular, the present disclosure relates to devices and methods for placing the muscularis layers of first and second body lumens in contact to establish a long term or permanent open flow or access passage therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Gray, Ryan V. Wales, Scott E. Brechbiel, Laura E. Christakis, Paul Smith, Sean Fleury
  • Publication number: 20220338855
    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: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Scott E. Brechbiel, Ryan V. Wales, Danny Shu-Huan Lee, Samuel Raybin, Niklas Andersson, Jialiang Wang