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: 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
  • Publication number: 20220330968
    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 elongate body having a cavity at a distal end and a tissue retractor extendable distally from the distal end of the elongate body. The tissue retractor may include an expansion mechanism. The expansion mechanism may include a plurality of arms each having a first end coupled around a distal cap and expandable radially outward from the distal cap such that an anchoring mechanism on a second end of the arms is engageable with selected tissue for resection of the body lumen. The tissue resection device may further include a tissue resecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: John B. Golden, Chris Jicka, Austin Grant Johnson, Caleb A. Valdes, Serena Scott, Michael Killion Ford, Kyle P. Moore, Janice Courtois, Prashanth Somasundaram, Christopher A. Olmeda, Katie Olmeda, Michael Matthew Borek, Micah Flock, Julianne Grainger, Rachel Marie Williams, Morgan Zhu, Ryan V. Wales, Kevin L. Bagley, Scott E. Brechbiel, Alexander Joseph Burnham, Shaun Dennis Comee, Tara Ann Jarobski, Nicholas J. Mazzola, Christopher Kiyonao Oto, Rachael Campion, Danny Shu-Huan Lee
  • Patent number: 11419624
    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 a body extending along an axis and a distal cap positioned distally of the body and coupled to a shaft extending along the axis. The body and the distal cap may be movable relative to each other. An anchoring mechanism may be capable of engaging the body and the distal cap proximate a selected tissue for resection in the body lumen. A tissue capture device may be deployable from the tissue resection device such that a selected tissue for resection is securable by the tissue capture device. The tissue resection device may further include a tissue resecting device for resecting the selected tissue for resection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael M. Borek, Micah Flock, Julianne Grainger, Christopher A. Olmeda, Katie Olmeda, Rachel M. Williams, Morgan Zhu, John B. Golden, Chris Jicka, Austin G. Johnson, Caleb A. Valdes, Serena Scott, Michael K. Ford, Kyle P. Moore, Janice Courtois, Prashanth Somasundaram, 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: 20220104701
    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: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Paul Smith, Danny S. Lee, Scott E. Brechbiel, Jialiang Wang, Sean P. Fleury
  • Publication number: 20220096050
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for enhanced navigation and visualization of body passages. In particular, the systems and methods of the present disclosure provide enhanced navigation through the pulmonary peripheries, and enhanced visualization within larger pulmonary passages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Sean P. Fleury, Peter L. Dayton, Ryan V. Wales, Paul Smith, Scott E. Brechbiel
  • Publication number: 20220095893
    Abstract: A medical device may include: a shaft configured to be inserted into a body lumen of a subject; a handle at a proximal end of the shaft, the handle including an adjustment mechanism configured to be transitioned from a first configuration, in which the shaft has a first stiffness, to a second configuration, in which the shaft has a second stiffness. The first stiffness may be different from the second stiffness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James WELDON, Scott E. BRECHBIEL
  • Publication number: 20220096325
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to fluid container enclosure systems that couple with a fluid container and enable different systems, such as endoscopic systems, to access the contents of the fluid container, such as via a tubing set. The enclosure systems are configured to fit a wide range of fluid container necks, ports, or other openings, including various opening dimensions and thread finishes. In one embodiment, an enclosure system may include a plug having a sleeve extending therefrom. The plug may be deformed manually or via a plunger system to reduce the outer dimension thereof to fit the plug in the neck of a fluid container. Once the plug is arranged within the neck, the sleeve may be folded down over an outer surface of the neck to form or reinforce a seal between the enclosure system and the neck of the fluid container. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Laura E. Christakis, Ryan V. Wales, Scott E. Brechbiel
  • Publication number: 20220096812
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to fluid container adapters that couple with a fluid container, so to enable access to the contents of the fluid container, such as from an endoscopic system via a tubing set. Several embodiments are particularly directed to a fluid container adapter that can couple with an opening in a variety of fluid containers to place one or more tubes in fluid communication with an interior of any particular one of the variety of fluid containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Jeff Gray, Scott E. Brechbiel, Colby Harris
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11202617
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for enhanced navigation and visualization of body passages. In particular, the systems and methods of the present disclosure provide enhanced navigation through the pulmonary peripheries, and enhanced visualization within larger pulmonary passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean P. Fleury, Peter L. Dayton, Ryan V. Wales, Paul Smith, Scott E. Brechbiel
  • Publication number: 20210361267
    Abstract: A biopsy device may include a first jaw having a first distal tip configured to pierce tissue, and a second jaw movable relative to the first jaw between a closed configuration where the first jaw and the second jaw are axially aligned, and an open configuration where the first jaw and the second jaw are offset from one another, the second jaw having a second distal tip proximal to the first distal tip in the closed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Benning, Adam Charles Bechtold, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, Paul J. SMITH, Jeffrey V. BEAN, John B. GOLDEN, Barry WEITZNER
  • Publication number: 20210315445
    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: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan WILDER, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, James WELDON, Bridget STANFORD
  • Patent number: 11109848
    Abstract: A biopsy device may include a first jaw having a first distal tip configured to pierce tissue, and a second jaw movable relative to the first jaw between a closed configuration where the first jaw and the second jaw are axially aligned, and an open configuration where the first jaw and the second jaw are offset from one another, the second jaw having a second distal tip proximal to the first distal tip in the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Benning, Adam Charles Bechtold, Scott E. Brechbiel, Paul J. Smith, Jeffrey V. Bean, John B. Golden, Barry Weitzner
  • Publication number: 20210251623
    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: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: RYAN V. WALES, PAUL J. SMITH, SCOTT E. BRECHBIEL, KEVIN L. BAGLEY
  • Publication number: 20210212556
    Abstract: Medical devices and related methods are described. The medical device may include a shaft, a handle housing a proximal portion of the shaft, and a lock having a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration of the lock, the shaft may be rotatable about a longitudinal axis of the shaft relative to the handle, and, in the second configuration of the lock, the shaft may be stationary relative to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Man Minh NGUYEN, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, Evan WILDER, James WELDON, Sean POWELL
  • Publication number: 20210186482
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present disclosure, a tissue retraction system may include a first anchor, a second anchor, and an elongate coupling member extending between the first anchor and the second anchor. The system also may include a holder for receiving the first anchor, the second anchor, and the elongate coupling element. The holder may include a proximal portion and a distal portion. The distal portion may have a smaller width than the proximal portion such that the distal portion exerts a force on a proximal end of the first anchor during deployment of the first anchor from the holder. The force may move the first anchor into an open configuration for receiving tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Paul SMITH, Ryan V. WALES, Kevin James McELWEE, Naroun SUON, Samuel RAYBIN, Alexander Joseph BURNHAM, Ray Hewenson TONG, Mary Ann CORNELL, Niklas ANDERSSON, John B. GOLDEN, Scott E. BRECHBIEL
  • Publication number: 20210186471
    Abstract: A medical device may include a needle, including a plurality of links and a distal tip, reciprocally movable between a first configuration and a second configuration, and a conduit including a lumen extending through the needle, the conduit being coupled to the distal tip, wherein longitudinal movement of the conduit is configured to transition the needle between the first configuration and the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter L. DAYTON, Ryan V. WALES, Sean P. FLEURY, Paul SMITH, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, Kevin J. MCELWEE
  • Patent number: 10973506
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present disclosure, a tissue retraction system may include a first anchor, a second anchor, and an elongate coupling member extending between the first anchor and the second anchor. The system also may include a holder for receiving the first anchor, the second anchor, and the elongate coupling element. The holder may include a proximal portion and a distal portion. The distal portion may have a smaller width than the proximal portion such that the distal portion exerts a force on a proximal end of the first anchor during deployment of the first anchor from the holder. The force may move the first anchor into an open configuration for receiving tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Ryan V. Wales, Kevin James McElwee, Naroun Suon, Samuel Raybin, Alexander Joseph Burnham, Ray Hewenson Tong, Mary Ann Cornell, Niklas Andersson, John B. Golden, Scott E. Brechbiel
  • Patent number: 10973499
    Abstract: A medical device may include a needle, including a plurality of links and a distal tip, reciprocally movable between a first configuration and a second configuration, and a conduit including a lumen extending through the needle, the conduit being coupled to the distal tip, wherein longitudinal movement of the conduit is configured to transition the needle between the first configuration and the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter L. Dayton, Ryan V. Wales, Sean P. Fleury, Paul Smith, Scott E. Brechbiel, Kevin Mcelwee
  • Publication number: 20210015348
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a device may include a shaft having a distal end and a lumen, the lumen terminating in a distally-facing opening. An instrument may be inserted through the shaft and may extend through the lumen and out of opening. The device may further include an elevator for engaging the instrument. The elevator may include an actuator extending through at least a portion of the shaft; and a body may be coupled to the actuator. A portion of the body may be configured to extend within the lumen and to apply a force to the instrument and move the instrument into contact with a surface of the lumen when the actuator is moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan WILDER, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, James WELDON