Patents by Inventor Thomas Charles Hasenberg

Thomas Charles Hasenberg 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).

  • Patent number: 10976501
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are drawn to methods for producing a fused connector termination. An exemplary method may include setting a specification requirement to be met by the fused connector termination and applying an amount of heat to a proximal region of an unfused connector termination. The proximal region of the unfused connector termination may include an inner optical fiber coaxially positioned within an outer ferrule, and applying the amount of heat may at least partially fuse the optical fiber to the outer ferrule to form an at least partially fused connector termination. The method may also include imaging the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination and determining, based on the imaging, whether the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination meets the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Jui Ray Chia, Thomas Charles Hasenberg
  • Publication number: 20200257058
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are drawn to methods for producing a fused connector termination. An exemplary method may include setting a specification requirement to be met by the fused connector termination and applying an amount of heat to a proximal region of an unfused connector termination. The proximal region of the unfused connector termination may include an inner optical fiber coaxially positioned within an outer ferrule, and applying the amount of heat may at least partially fuse the optical fiber to the outer ferrule to form an at least partially fused connector termination. The method may also include imaging the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination and determining, based on the imaging, whether the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination meets the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Jui Ray CHIA, Thomas Charles HASENBERG
  • Publication number: 20200246072
    Abstract: A surgical laser system includes a laser source configured to generate laser energy, a laser fiber optically coupled to the laser source and configured to discharge the laser energy and collect electromagnetic energy feedback from a treatment site, a photodetector configured to generate an output signal in response to the electromagnetic energy collected from the treatment site, a display, and a controller configured to produce an image or indication about the temperature at the treatment site on the display based on the output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Wen-Jui Ray CHIA, Thomas Charles Hasenberg, Hui Wang, Brian Christopher Carlson
  • Publication number: 20200233163
    Abstract: A laser delivery device may include a connector portion at a proximal end of the laser delivery device and an optical fiber connecting the connector portion to a distal end of the laser delivery device. The connector portion may include a capillary at least partially surrounding a proximal portion of the optical fiber, and the capillary may include dimples on at least a portion of a circumferential surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Yihlih Peng, Wen-Jui Ray Chia, Thomas Charles Hasenberg
  • Patent number: 10649162
    Abstract: A laser delivery device may include a connector portion at a proximal end of the laser delivery device and an optical fiber connecting the connector portion to a distal end of the laser delivery device. The connector portion may include a capillary at least partially surrounding a proximal portion of the optical fiber, and the capillary may include dimples on at least a portion of a circumferential surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Yihlih Peng, Wen-Jui Ray Chia, Thomas Charles Hasenberg
  • Publication number: 20190365468
    Abstract: An optical device including an optical fiber having a longitudinal axis and an optical fiber core with a distal end having a distal terminating end configured to discharge a first laser energy in a first direction and a second laser energy in a second direction. The optical device also includes a fiber cap having an interior cavity and an opening to the interior cavity, where the distal end of the optical fiber core is received within the interior cavity through the opening. A cladding is included on the distal end of the optical fiber core between the optical fiber core and the fiber cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Hasenberg, Rongwei Jason Xuan, Brian P. Watschke, Douglas L. Evans, Guangjian Wang, Steven Yihlih Peng, Wen-Jui Ray Chia
  • Patent number: 10426547
    Abstract: An optical device including an optical fiber having a longitudinal axis and an optical fiber core with a distal end having a distal terminating end configured to discharge a first laser energy in a first direction and a second laser energy in a second direction. The optical device also includes a fiber cap having an interior cavity and an opening to the interior cavity, where the distal end of the optical fiber core is received within the interior cavity through the opening. A cladding is included on the distal end of the optical fiber core between the optical fiber core and the fiber cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Hasenberg, Rongwei Jason Xuan, Brian P. Watschke, Douglas Lawrence Evans, Guangjian Wang, Steven Yihlih Peng, Wen-Jui Ray Chia
  • Publication number: 20190121033
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are drawn to methods for producing a fused connector termination. An exemplary method may include setting a specification requirement to be met by the fused connector termination and applying an amount of heat to a proximal region of an unfused connector termination. The proximal region of the unfused connector termination may include an inner optical fiber coaxially positioned within an outer ferrule, and applying the amount of heat may at least partially fuse the optical fiber to the outer ferrule to form an at least partially fused connector termination. The method may also include imaging the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination and determining, based on the imaging, whether the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination meets the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Jui Ray CHIA, Thomas Charles HASENBERG
  • Publication number: 20190113700
    Abstract: A laser delivery device may include a connector portion at a proximal end of the laser delivery device and an optical fiber connecting the connector portion to a distal end of the laser delivery device. The connector portion may include a capillary at least partially surrounding a proximal portion of the optical fiber, and the capillary may include dimples on at least a portion of a circumferential surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Yihlih PENG, Wen-Jui Ray CHIA, Thomas Charles HASENBERG
  • Patent number: 10197742
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are drawn to methods for producing a fused connector termination. An exemplary method may include setting a specification requirement to be met by the fused connector termination and applying an amount of heat to a proximal region of an unfused connector termination. The proximal region of the unfused connector termination may include an inner optical fiber coaxially positioned within an outer ferrule, and applying the amount of heat may at least partially fuse the optical fiber to the outer ferrule to form an at least partially fused connector termination. The method may also include imaging the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination and determining, based on the imaging, whether the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination meets the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Jui Ray Chia, Thomas Charles Hasenberg
  • Patent number: 10175435
    Abstract: A laser delivery device may include a connector portion at a proximal end of the laser delivery device and an optical fiber connecting the connector portion to a distal end of the laser delivery device. The connector portion may include a capillary at least partially surrounding a proximal portion of the optical fiber, and the capillary may include dimples on at least a portion of a circumferential surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Yihlih Peng, Wen-Jui Ray Chia, Thomas Charles Hasenberg
  • Publication number: 20180235699
    Abstract: An optical device including an optical fiber having a longitudinal axis and an optical fiber core with a distal end having a distal terminating end configured to discharge a first laser energy in a first direction and a second laser energy in a second direction. The optical device also includes a fiber cap having an interior cavity and an opening to the interior cavity, where the distal end of the optical fiber core is received within the interior cavity through the opening. A cladding is included on the distal end of the optical fiber core between the optical fiber core and the fiber cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles HASENBERG, Rongwei Jason XUAN, Brian P. WATSCHKE, Douglas Lawrence EVANS, Guangjian WANG, Steven Yihlih PENG, Wen-Jui Ray CHIA
  • Patent number: 9968403
    Abstract: An optical device including an optical fiber having a longitudinal axis and an optical fiber core with a distal end having a distal terminating end configured to discharge a first laser energy in a first direction and a second laser energy in a second direction. The optical device also includes a fiber cap having an interior cavity and an opening to the interior cavity, where the distal end of the optical fiber core is received within the interior cavity through the opening. A cladding is included on the distal end of the optical fiber core between the optical fiber core and the fiber cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Hasenberg, Steven Yihlih Peng, Brian P. Watschke, Douglas L. Evans, Guangjian Wang, Rongwei Jason Xuan, Wen-Jui Ray Chia
  • Publication number: 20180128989
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are drawn to methods for producing a fused connector termination. An exemplary method may include setting a specification requirement to be met by the fused connector termination and applying an amount of heat to a proximal region of an unfused connector termination. The proximal region of the unfused connector termination may include an inner optical fiber coaxially positioned within an outer ferrule, and applying the amount of heat may at least partially fuse the optical fiber to the outer ferrule to form an at least partially fused connector termination. The method may also include imaging the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination and determining, based on the imaging, whether the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination meets the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Jui Ray CHIA, Thomas Charles HASENBERG
  • Publication number: 20180098811
    Abstract: A laser delivery device may include a connector portion at a proximal end of the laser delivery device and an optical fiber connecting the connector portion to a distal end of the laser delivery device. The connector portion may include a capillary at least partially surrounding a proximal portion of the optical fiber, and the capillary may include dimples on at least a portion of a circumferential surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Yihlih Peng, Wen-Jui Ray CHIA, Thomas Charles HASENBERG
  • Patent number: 9897765
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are drawn to methods for producing a fused connector termination. An exemplary method may include setting a specification requirement to be met by the fused connector termination and applying an amount of heat to a proximal region of an unfused connector termination. The proximal region of the unfused connector termination may include an inner optical fiber coaxially positioned within an outer ferrule, and applying the amount of heat may at least partially fuse the optical fiber to the outer ferrule to form an at least partially fused connector termination. The method may also include imaging the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination and determining, based on the imaging, whether the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination meets the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Jui Ray Chia, Thomas Charles Hasenberg
  • Publication number: 20180045897
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are drawn to methods for producing a fused connector termination. An exemplary method may include setting a specification requirement to be met by the fused connector termination and applying an amount of heat to a proximal region of an unfused connector termination. The proximal region of the unfused connector termination may include an inner optical fiber coaxially positioned within an outer ferrule, and applying the amount of heat may at least partially fuse the optical fiber to the outer ferrule to form an at least partially fused connector termination. The method may also include imaging the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination and determining, based on the imaging, whether the proximal region of the at least partially fused connector termination meets the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Jui Ray CHIA, Thomas Charles Hasenberg
  • Publication number: 20150272676
    Abstract: An optical device including an optical fiber having a longitudinal axis and an optical fiber core with a distal end having a distal terminating end configured to discharge a first laser energy in a first direction and a second laser energy in a second direction. The optical device also includes a fiber cap having an interior cavity and an opening to the interior cavity, where the distal end of the optical fiber core is received within the interior cavity through the opening. A cladding is included on the distal end of the optical fiber core between the optical fiber core and the fiber cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Hasenberg, Steven Yihlih Peng, Brian P. Watschke, Douglas L. Evans, Guangjian Wang, Rongwei Jason Xuan, Wen-Jui Ray Chia
  • Publication number: 20150272674
    Abstract: A laser lithotripsy method for fragmenting a kidney or bladder stone in a patient is provided. The method includes delivering a first laser energy having a first wavelength to the stone. The stone is heated in response to the delivery of the first laser energy to the stone. The method also includes delivering a second laser energy to the stone having a second wavelength that has a higher absorption by the stone or the fluid surrounding the stone than the first wavelength. The stone is fragmented in response to the delivery of the second laser energy to the stone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rongwei Jason Xuan, Thomas Charles Hasenberg, Jian James Zhang