Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Holman

Thomas J. Holman 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: 20200305904
    Abstract: A forceps having at least a first jaw with a longitudinal axis is disclosed. The first jaw can include a body portion, a first flange, a second flange and a cam pin. The first flange can define a first cam slot with a longitudinal extent along the longitudinal axis. The second flange can be spaced from the first flange a distance transverse to the longitudinal axis of the first jaw and can have a second cam slot. The cam pin, with a longitudinal axis, can be moveably secured within the first cam slot and the second cam slot. A diameter of the cam pin can be less than a width between a first longitudinal edge that defines a first side of each of the first cam slot and the second cam slot and a second longitudinal edge that defines a second opposing side of each of the first cam slot and the second cam slot so that the cam pin is moveably received by both the first cam slot and the second cam slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas J. Holman, Riyad Moe
  • Publication number: 20200305911
    Abstract: Surgical forceps can include a drive pin an outer tube, a first jaw, a second jaw, and an inner tube. The outer tube can define a longitudinal axis. The first jaw can be pivotably connected to the outer tube. The first jaw can include a pair of flanges located at a proximal portion of the first jaw, where each flange can include a track receiving the drive pin. The inner tube can be located within the outer tube and can extend along the longitudinal axis. The inner tube can include a pair of arms extending from a distal portion of the inner tube. The drive pin can be securable to the pair of arms. The inner tube can be translatable within the outer tube to drive the drive pin along the tracks to move the second jaw between open and closed positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Hanam Pham, John Mensch, Zane R. Ward, Theodore C. Blus, Jeffrey D. Holton, Thomas J. Holman
  • Publication number: 20200297983
    Abstract: A medical device including an introducer; a first section configured to connect to a supply of therapeutic fluid; and a second section configured to connect to a supply of therapeutic elements. The therapeutic elements are drawn into the introducer by way of suction created by a flow of the therapeutic fluid through the introducer. The therapeutic elements are drawn into the introducer by way of suction created by a flow of the therapeutic fluid through the introducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Nikhil M. Murdeshwar, Thomas J. Holman
  • Publication number: 20190298978
    Abstract: A ureteral stent is provided. The stent may include a first section having a first wall defining a first luminal section. The stent may further include a second section having a second wall defining a second luminal section. The second section can be enabled to substantially close at times external pressure is applied to the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc. d/b/a Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventors: Judy L. Walish, Hui Tang, Thomas J. Holman
  • Publication number: 20190262578
    Abstract: Provided is a nasal implant assembly comprising a hollow implant having a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end configured to have a segment deposited with magnetic particles; and a medical syringe configured to be attachable to the proximal end of the hollow implant and also configured to be capable of retaining and transporting a magnetically active fluid composition through the implant to a nasal cavity of a subject. Also provided is a method of treating chronic rhinosinusitis in a subject, the method comprising the steps of positioning a nasal implant having magnetic particles into a nasal cavity; loading a medical syringe with a magnetically active fluid composition; and transporting the loaded magnetically active fluid composition to the nasal cavity to treat chronic rhinosinusitis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas J. Holman
  • Publication number: 20190167958
    Abstract: A ureteral stent that includes a tubular member and a retaining end adapted to be placed inside a kidney or a bladder of a patient. The retaining end includes a plurality of loops. Each of the loops are centered about a loop axis, and two or more of the loop axes extend in different directions relative to other loop axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Judy L. Walish, Hui Tang, Thomas J. Holman
  • Publication number: 20180272041
    Abstract: Provided is a ureteral stent comprising certain amount of ethylene-vinyl acetate polymer and a certain amount of an additive selected from barium sulfate, bismuth subcarbonate, bismuth oxychloride, a polyolefin elastomer, a thermoplastics elastomer, and a mixture thereof. The provided stent may have multiple layers such as inner layer and outer layer with each layer having different elastic modulus. Also provided is a method of making the aforementioned ureteral stent and a method of using the ureteral stent in treating kidney or bladder related diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc. d/b/a Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventors: Hui Tang, Thomas J. Holman, Judy L. Walish
  • Patent number: 10052461
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to medical devices and related methods. In some embodiments, the methods include applying a material to the balloon and then removing the material from one or more regions of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Holman, James Lee Shippy, III, Afsar Ali
  • Patent number: 9011516
    Abstract: Medical devices, such as endoprostheses, and methods of making the devices are described. In some embodiments, a medical device includes an elongated hollow body formed of a polymeric matrix containing one or more regions of a pre-determined weight percent of carbon nanotubes in general alignment in a pre-determined orientation. The medical device can have a compressed state with a first transverse dimension and an expanded state with a second relatively greater transverse dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Thomas J. Holman, Tracee Eidenschink
  • Patent number: 8852146
    Abstract: The invention relates to medical balloons, and methods of modifying said balloons by forming a void pattern in their exterior surfaces and filling the voids with a material, such as a fiber or a nanomaterial (e.g., nanotubes, such as carbon nanotubes) and a matrix material, e.g., a polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Horn, John Jianhua Chen, Jan Weber, Thomas J. Holman
  • Patent number: 8845581
    Abstract: Medical balloons are energetically treated to form regions that facilitate deflation to a desirable configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Holman, Afsar Ali
  • Patent number: 8821923
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and uses of bucky paper are provided in the present invention. These embodiments include covering medical implants with single or multiple layers of bucky paper, treating bucky paper with various therapeutics to be released through the bucky paper to a target site, shaping bucky paper into non-conventional configurations for improved therapeutic deliver, and using bucky paper alone or in conjunction with other materials to treat a target site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Thomas J. Holman, Tracee Eidenschink, John Jianhua Chen
  • Patent number: 8795348
    Abstract: A medical system including an elongate member and an elongate element associated with the elongate member so that a shape of the elongate member can be altered upon applying energy to the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Thomas J. Holman, Scott Schewe
  • Publication number: 20140207061
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to medical devices and related methods. In some embodiments, the methods include applying a material to the balloon and then removing the material from one or more regions of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Holman, James Lee Shippy, III, Afsar Ali
  • Patent number: 8690824
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to medical devices and related methods. In some embodiments, the methods include applying a material to the balloon and then removing the material from one or more regions of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Holman, James Lee Shippy, III, Afsar Ali
  • Patent number: 8690905
    Abstract: A medical device delivery system comprises an inner tube, a medical device disposed about a portion of the distal region of the inner tube, a medical device sheath disposed about the medical device, a medical device sheath retraction device extending proximally from the medical device sheath and an outer sheath disposed about a portion of the medical device sheath retraction device. The distal end of the outer sheath terminates at least one medical device length proximal of the medical device. The medical device sheath is movable relative to the outer sheath and relative to the inner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Heidner, Thomas J. Holman
  • Patent number: 8672990
    Abstract: A medical device having a catheter shaft having a distal portion and a proximal portion, a medical balloon co-axially mounted on the distal portion of the catheter shaft and a tubular mesh wrapped around the balloon, wherein the mesh strengthens and reinforced the balloon and may be manipulation to dictate the shape of the balloon and to squeeze the balloon down onto the catheter shaft during deflation of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Holman, Jan Weber
  • Patent number: 8538515
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to internal (e.g., implantable, insertable, etc.) drug delivery devices which contain the following: (a) one or more sources of one or more therapeutic agents; (b) one or more first electrodes, (c) one or more second electrodes and (d) one or more power sources for applying voltages across the first and second electrodes. The power sources may be adapted, for example, to promote electrically assisted therapeutic agent delivery within a subject, including electroporation and/or iontophoresis. In one aspect of the invention, the first and second electrodes are adapted to have tissue of a subject positioned between them upon deployment of the medical device within the subject, such that an electric field may be generated, which is directed into the tissue. Furthermore, the therapeutic agent sources are adapted to introduce the therapeutic agents into the electric field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Liliana Atanasoska, Thomas J. Holman, Jan Weber, Robert Warner, Scott Schewe
  • Patent number: 8444686
    Abstract: A medical device has a catheter with a proximal portion, a distal portion, a shaft and an expandable member located at the distal portion. The expandable member is constructed and arranged for expanding the outer diameter of the catheter from a contracted state to an expanded state. A removable sleeve is positioned around the entire length of the expandable member. The sleeve has a first end and a second end, and an inner diameter that increases over the entire length of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Holman, Louis G. Ellis, Gregory K. Olson, Linda R. Lorentzen-Cornelius, Richard J. Traxler, Scott M. Hanson, Tracee E. J. Eidenschink, Sonja J. K. Williams
  • Publication number: 20130122060
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and uses of bucky paper are provided in the present invention. These embodiments include covering medical implants with single or multiple layers of bucky paper, treating bucky paper with various therapeutics to be released through the bucky paper to a target site, shaping bucky paper into non-conventional configurations for improved therapeutic deliver, and using bucky paper alone or in conjunction with other materials to treat a target site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Jan WEBER, Thomas J. HOLMAN, Tracee EIDENSCHINK, John Jianhua CHEN