Patents by Inventor THOMAS M. KEATING

THOMAS M. KEATING 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: 20200324093
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of medical devices and medical device delivery. In particular, the present disclosure relates to medical devices and delivery systems for positioning and delivering medical devices with an unsupported structure, for example, within a distant and/or tortuous portion of body lumen. For example, a delivery system may position a supported structure of a medical device within a proximal portion of a body lumen and an unsupported structure of the medical device within a distal portion of the body lumen. Examples include delivery systems within an unsupported structure of a medical device to be delivered, wherein a number of balloons are arranged un-inflated within the unsupported, with a distal balloon removably attached to a distal portion of the unsupported structure, and the balloons are inflatable in series to deploy the unsupported structure linearly from the distal end of the delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Gary Gilmartin, Geraldine A. Toner, Martyn G. Folan, Daniel Tuck, Thomas M. Keating
  • Patent number: 10779967
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of stents for body lumen drainage. In particular, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for forming a fluid channel between tissue walls of varying thickness using a stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Walsh, Martyn G. Folan, Shane Moylan, Thomas M. Keating, Martin Hynes, Thomas Holly
  • Publication number: 20200261205
    Abstract: An example medical device is disclosed as an expandable stent. The stent includes a tubular scaffold having an inner surface, an outer surface, and a lumen extending therein. The expandable stent also includes a liner disposed within the lumen of the tubular scaffold. Further, the liner is radially spaced from a medial region of the tubular scaffold to define a tissue ingrowth region along an uncovered portion of the medial region. Additionally, the liner extending along the tissue ingrowth region is configured to limit the amount of tissue ingrowth along the medial region of the scaffold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicants: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC., UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Thomas M. Keating, Jacques Deviere, Nicolas Cauche
  • Publication number: 20200253759
    Abstract: A system for treating a body lumen including a first stent configured to be positioned in a body lumen and a second stent configured to be positioned in the lumen of the first stent prior to removing the first stent from the body lumen. The first stent includes a liner disposed radially inward of the tubular scaffold of the first stent to permit tissue ingrowth within a tissue ingrowth region defined between the liner and the tubular scaffold. The retrieval stent is configured to be expanded within the previously implanted first stent to cause tissue to recede from the tissue ingrowth region to facilitate removal of the first stent from the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MARTYN G. FOLAN, THOMAS M. KEATING
  • Publication number: 20200197197
    Abstract: An illustrative stent may comprise an elongated tubular member having a first end and a second end and an intermediate region disposed therebetween. The elongated tubular member may include at least one barb attached thereto. The barb may be configured to be tucked under a filament of the stent during delivery of the stent and protrude radially from the stent, when the stent is deployed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MARTYN G. FOLAN, MARTIN HYNES, DAMIEN V. NOLAN, ENDA CONNAUGHTON, MATTHEW MONTAGUE, THOMAS M. KEATING, MICHAEL WALSH
  • Patent number: 10687969
    Abstract: Stent delivery device including an inner member having a distal tip, a stent support member, and a stent disposed over a stent receiving region of the stent support member. An elongated outer sheath is slidably disposed over the inner member and the stent. The stent delivery device includes a distal junction removably coupling the distal end of the outer sheath to the distal tip, where the distal junction is actuatable to decouple the outer sheath from the distal tip. The stent delivery device includes a proximal junction removably coupling a distal portion of the outer sheath to a proximal portion of the outer sheath, where the proximal junction is actuatable to decouple the distal portion of the outer sheath from the proximal portion of the outer sheath. The distal and proximal junctions may be separately actuatable by rotating the inner member relative to the proximal portion of the outer sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Gerasimos Rigalos, Thomas M. Keating, Michael Gerard Walsh, Bryan M. Forde
  • Patent number: 10682220
    Abstract: An example medical device is disclosed as an expandable stent. The stent includes a tubular scaffold having an inner surface, an outer surface, and a lumen extending therein. The expandable stent also includes a liner disposed within the lumen of the tubular scaffold. Further, the liner is radially spaced from a medial region of the tubular scaffold to define a tissue ingrowth region along an uncovered portion of the medial region. Additionally, the liner extending along the tissue ingrowth region is configured to limit the amount of tissue ingrowth along the medial region of the scaffold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Thomas M. Keating, Jacques Deviere, Nicolas Cauche
  • Patent number: 10667930
    Abstract: A system for treating a body lumen including a first stent configured to be positioned in a body lumen and a second stent configured to be positioned in the lumen of the first stent prior to removing the first stent from the body lumen. The first stent includes a liner disposed radially inward of the tubular scaffold of the first stent to permit tissue ingrowth within a tissue ingrowth region defined between the liner and the tubular scaffold. The retrieval stent is configured to be expanded within the previously implanted first stent to cause tissue to recede from the tissue ingrowth region to facilitate removal of the first stent from the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Thomas M. Keating
  • Patent number: 10667862
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a medical system may include a laser source for providing laser energy. The medical system may also include a fluid source containing a fluid for absorbing the laser energy to generate heat. The medical system may further include a medical device operatively coupled to the laser source and the fluid source. The medical device may include a shaft having a distal end, and a cap at the distal end of the shaft. The cap may include a lens and a reflector for deflecting the laser energy toward the lens. The lens may be configured to emit the laser energy from the cap toward a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Montague, Martyn G. Folan, Thomas M. Keating, Paul E. Tierney, Martin Hynes
  • Publication number: 20200121439
    Abstract: An example medical device for treating a body lumen is disclosed. The medical device includes an expandable scaffold including first and second regions, each of the first and second regions include a plurality of interstices located therein. The medical device also includes a covering spanning each of the plurality of interstices of the first region. The second region is free of the covering. A biodegradable gripping material is disposed on an outer surface of the covering. Further, the expandable scaffold is configured to shift from a collapsed state to an expanded state and the second region is configured to contact an inner surface of the body lumen in the expanded state. Additionally, the gripping material is designed to initially prevent migration of the expandable scaffold upon implantation in the body lumen until the second region is secured to the inner surface of the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MARTIN HYNES, MARTYN G. FOLAN, DAVID R. WULFMAN, THOMAS M. KEATING, MATTHEW MONTAGUE, DAMIEN V. NOLAN
  • Patent number: 10603193
    Abstract: An illustrative stent may comprise an elongated tubular member having a first end and a second end and an intermediate region disposed therebetween. The elongated tubular member may include at least one barb attached thereto. The barb may be configured to be tucked under a filament of the stent during delivery of the stent and protrude radially from the stent, when the stent is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Martin Hynes, Damien V. Nolan, Enda Connaughton, Matthew Montague, Thomas M. Keating, Michael Walsh
  • Publication number: 20200046528
    Abstract: A braided stent having a plurality of retrieval and/or repositioning levers includes a stent body formed of a plurality of wires interbraided in a braided pattern. The repositioning and/or retrieval levers have a loop portion extending radially away from the stent body and first and second legs extending along the stent body. The levers are configured to be actuated radially inward toward the central longitudinal axis of the stent by a radially inwardly directed force to radially collapse the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MARTYN G. FOLAN, THOMAS M. KEATING, GERASIMOS RIGALOS
  • Patent number: 10531941
    Abstract: An example medical device for treating a body lumen is disclosed. The medical device includes an expandable scaffold including first and second regions, each of the first and second regions include a plurality of interstices located therein. The medical device also includes a covering spanning each of the plurality of interstices of the first region. The second region is free of the covering. A biodegradable gripping material is disposed on an outer surface of the covering. Further, the expandable scaffold is configured to shift from a collapsed state to an expanded state and the second region is configured to contact an inner surface of the body lumen in the expanded state. Additionally, the gripping material is designed to initially prevent migration of the expandable scaffold upon implantation in the body lumen until the second region is secured to the inner surface of the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Hynes, Martyn G. Folan, David R. Wulfman, Thomas M. Keating, Matthew Montague, Damien V. Nolan
  • Patent number: 10470904
    Abstract: A braided stent having a plurality of retrieval and/or repositioning levers includes a stent body formed of a plurality of wires interbraided in a braided pattern. The repositioning and/or retrieval levers have a loop portion extending radially away from the stent body and first and second legs extending along the stent body. The levers are configured to be actuated radially inward toward the central longitudinal axis of the stent by a radially inwardly directed force to radially collapse the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Thomas M. Keating, Gerasimos Rigalos
  • Patent number: 10426592
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using a medical device are disclosed. An example medical device may include a stent that comprises a first covered region formed of one or more interwoven filaments and a covering. The stent may also comprise a second uncovered region adjacent the first covered region. The second uncovered region may include a knitted filament. A first end of the knitted filament may be attached to the first covered region. The knitted filament is configured to be unraveled to remove both the first covered region and the second uncovered region of the stent while the first end of the knitted stent remains attached to the first covered region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Thomas M. Keating
  • Publication number: 20190244246
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for providing offers for linked transactions. Transaction data corresponding to a first product physically purchased using a financial service account and product identification data identifying the first purchased product are received. The transaction data and the product identification data are associated. A consumer that purchased the first product is determined based on at least the transaction data. Follow-on purchase to offer for sale to the consumer based on the product identification data is determined and a follow-up purchase offer to purchase the follow-on product is generated. The consumer is provided with the follow-on purchase offer to enable the consumer to purchase the follow-on product in an electronic commerce purchase transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas S. POOLE, David E. KEATING, Drew MICHAEL JACOBS, Janusz M. NICZYPORUK, Luke A. HAMMOCK
  • Patent number: 10304083
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for providing offers for linked transactions. Transaction data corresponding to a first product physically purchased using a financial service account and product identification data identifying the first purchased product are received. The transaction data and the product identification data are associated. A consumer that purchased the first product is determined based on at least the transaction data. Follow-on purchase to offer for sale to the consumer based on the product identification data is determined and a follow-up purchase offer to purchase the follow-on product is generated. The consumer is provided with the follow-on purchase offer to enable the consumer to purchase the follow-on product in an electronic commerce purchase transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas S. Poole, David E. Keating, Drew Jacobs, Janusz M. Niczyporuk, Luke A. Hammock
  • Publication number: 20190029850
    Abstract: A mandrel for forming a stent with a tapered profile and one or more anti-migration features includes a first stent shaping segment having a first diameter, a second stent shaping segment having a second diameter less than the first diameter and a tapered segment disposed therebetween. A third stent shaping segment is releasably securable to the second stent shaping segment and has a third diameter greater than the second diameter. One or more movable pins are outwardly extendable from corresponding apertures formed within the tapered segment. An actuation element is engagable with the first stent shaping segment and includes a tapered surface configured to engage the one or more movable pins and support the one or more movable pins extended from the corresponding apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: THOMAS M. KEATING, MARTYN G. FOLAN, THOMAS HOLLY, ANTHONY CREANE, PAUL E. TIERNEY
  • Publication number: 20180338846
    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 minimally invasive endoscopy devices and methods for body lumen access and/or drainage, and devices and methods for creating an open flow passage between two or more body lumens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Martyn G. Folan, Michael Walsh, Javier Palomar-Moreno, Emma-Jane Mooney, Cormac Finnegan, Michael G. Walsh, Thomas M. Keating
  • Publication number: 20180280166
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of stents for body lumen drainage. In particular, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for forming a fluid channel between tissue walls of varying thickness using a stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Walsh, Martyn G. Folan, Shane Moylan, Thomas M. Keating, Martin Hynes, Thomas Holly