Patents by Inventor Timothy P. Harrah

Timothy P. Harrah 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: 10765441
    Abstract: A medical device may include a handle having an actuator, and a shaft coupled to the handle. The shaft may include a working channel. The medical device also may include a pair of friction rollers configured to be actuated by the actuator. The pair of friction rollers may be configured to receive an elongate member between one another, wherein actuation of the actuator may cause the pair of friction rollers to rotate and urge the elongate member to translate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Christopher L. Oskin, Arpita Banerjee, Sandesh Gavade, Abhijit Takale, Pavan Misra, Michael Barenboym
  • Patent number: 10743946
    Abstract: A medical system for use in a lithotripsy procedure may include a processor configured to receive input from a first imaging device, wherein the first imaging device may be configured to send image data representative of an image captured in a lumen of a kidney, bladder, or ureter to the processor. The processor may be configured to display the image on a display device coupled to the processor, and analyze the image to sense the presence of an object within the image. If an object was sensed within the image, the processor may analyze the image to estimate a size of the object, and display the estimate on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Christopher L. Oskin, Derrick Lenz, Arpita Banerjee, Sandesh Gavade, Pavan Misra, Abhijit Takale
  • Patent number: 10729315
    Abstract: A medical device may include a sheath extending from a proximal end to a distal end. The medical device may further include a light source coupled to the sheath. The light source may have a first state in which light is not emitted distally of sheath and a second state where the light source emits a visual pattern distally of the distal end of the sheath. The visual pattern may represent a cross-sectional dimension of a structural feature of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Christopher L. Oskin, Arpita Banerjee, Sandesh Gavade, Abhijit Takale, Pavan Misra
  • Publication number: 20200214727
    Abstract: A percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) needle may include a cannula including a shaft and a cannula hub coupled to a proximal end of the cannula shaft. A depth guide may be disposed on an outer surface of the cannula shaft. A stylet may be disposable within the cannula lumen and may include a tapered point at a distal end of the stylet and a stylet hub coupled to a proximal end of the stylet that is configured to be releasably securable to the cannula hub. An adjustable depth stop may be releasably securable to the cannula shaft at a desired position relative to the depth guide, the adjustable depth guide capable of being manipulated between an adjustment configuration in which the adjustable depth guide is moveable relative to the cannula shaft and a secured configuration in which the adjustable depth guide is secured relative to the cannula shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: ERIK E. SPERRY, JERRY T. LONG, JR., RONALD CIULLA, TIMOTHY P. HARRAH, AARON K. KIRKEMO, KENNETH P. REEVER, BRANDON W. CRAFT, ELIZABETH A. STOKLEY, SEBASTIAN KOERNER, CHAD SCHNEIDER, ANANT SUBRAMANIAM, ASHISH JAIN, DIPANKA MEDHI, SUMIT MALIK, SUBODH MOREY, BITEN K. KATHRANI, Salman Kapadia
  • Publication number: 20200197121
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of medical devices and establishing access to a target within the body, such as placing an access needle into a renal capsule into the human body. In particular, the present disclosure relates to devices and methods for performing a percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) procedure accurately and efficiently while minimizing exposure of the medical professional to harmful radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Subodh Morey, Ashish Jain, Timothy P. Harrah, Rajivkumar Singh
  • Publication number: 20200069319
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a medical device. Systems and methods are provided for utilizing a laser to break a kidney stones into smaller fragments and/or dust, and removing particles, stone fragments and/or stone dust from a patient. The medical device may include a delivery device including a tube, and an elongate member having a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending between the proximal end and the distal end, wherein the elongate member is configured to move axially relative to the tube and apply suction through the distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. HARRAH, Christopher L. OSKIN, Derrick LENZ, Arpita BANERJEE, Sandesh GAVADE, Abhijit TAKALE, Pavan MISRA
  • Patent number: 10537361
    Abstract: A medical device includes an elongate member and a port. The elongate member defines a lumen extending from a first end portion of the elongate member to a second end portion of the elongate member. The elongate member defines a helical pathway configured to convey a fluid. The port defines a lumen. The lumen of the port being in fluid communication with the pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Christopher L. Oskin, Arpita Banerjee, Abhijit Takale, Sandesh Gavade, Pavan Misra
  • Patent number: 10499936
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a medical device. Systems and methods are provided for utilizing a laser to break a kidney stones into smaller fragments and/or dust, and removing particles, stone fragments and/or stone dust from a patient. The medical device may include a delivery device including a tube, and an elongate member having a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending between the proximal end and the distal end, wherein the elongate member is configured to move axially relative to the tube and apply suction through the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Christopher L. Oskin, Derrick Lenz, Arpita Banerjee, Sandesh Gavade, Abhijit Takale, Pavan Misra
  • Patent number: 10441397
    Abstract: A medical device and method for facilitating a surgery through a body opening is disclosed. The medical device includes a flexible member configured to be placed within the body opening so as to cover a portion of the body opening. The flexible member includes a distal end portion with a closed end, a proximal end portion with an open end and an elongate portion joining the proximal end portion and the distal end portion. The proximal end portion is configured to extend out of the patient's body opening to cover an area around and outside the patient's body opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Li, Timothy P. Harrah
  • Patent number: 10376284
    Abstract: A medical device including a brake having a housing member and an actuation member. The housing member has a receiving portion and is configured to be removably coupled to a syringe. The actuation member is movably coupled to the housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Jozef Slanda, Jamie Li
  • Publication number: 20190192237
    Abstract: A medical system for use in a lithotripsy procedure may include a processor configured to receive input from a first imaging device, wherein the first imaging device may be configured to send image data representative of an image captured in a lumen of a kidney, bladder, or ureter to the processor. The processor may be configured to display the image on a display device coupled to the processor, and analyze the image to sense the presence of an object within the image. If an object was sensed within the image, the processor may analyze the image to estimate a size of the object, and display the estimate on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. HARRAH, Christopher L. OSKIN, Derrick LENZ, Arpita BANERJEE, Sandesh GAVADE, Pavan MISRA, Abhijit TAKALE
  • Patent number: 10258415
    Abstract: A medical system for use in a lithotripsy procedure may include a processor configured to receive input from a first imaging device, wherein the first imaging device may be configured to send image data representative of an image captured in a lumen of a kidney, bladder, or ureter to the processor. The processor may be configured to display the image on a display device coupled to the processor, and analyze the image to sense the presence of an object within the image. If an object was sensed within the image, the processor may analyze the image to estimate a size of the object, and display the estimate on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Christopher L. Oskin, Derrick Lenz, Arpita Banerjee, Sandesh Gavade, Pavan Misra, Abhijit Takale
  • Publication number: 20190008601
    Abstract: A device or scope device is disclosed. The device may comprise: a handle body extending along an axis between first end and a second end; an actuator at the first end of the handle body; a catheter at the second end of the handle body; and a processing unit communicable with a plurality of devices to: switch-in the actuator for control of one device of the plurality of devices; configure, with the actuator, a setting of the one device, control, with the actuator, the one device based on the setting, and switch-in the actuator for control of another one of the plurality of devices. Related devices and methods also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Adam P. NODIFF, Wen-Jui Ray CHIA, Michael O'BRIEN, Kimberly DeGRAAF, Chad SCHNEIDER, Jozef SLANDA, Christopher P. GAUVIN, James M. GODDARD, Brandon W. CRAFT, Timothy P. HARRAH
  • Publication number: 20180368862
    Abstract: A guidance device may include a base member including a hole extending therethrough. The guidance device may include a handle coupled to the base member. Additionally, a driver may be positioned within the base member and coupled to a shaft extending between the base member and the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Ashish JAIN, Sudodh MOREY, Timothy P. HARRAH, Charudatta ARADHYE, Rajiv Kumar SINGH
  • Publication number: 20180289249
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a medical device includes an elongate member having a sidewall. The sidewall defines a lumen. The lumen has a non-circular cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Jerry Timothy Long, JR., Jessica Williams, Benjamin Turney, Sarah Waters, Derek Moulton, Peter J. Pereira, Adam Perry Nodiff, Eric Wong, Kimberly DeGraaf, Mark Andrew Hera, Daryl Christopher Donatelli, Niraj Prasad Rauniyar, Melissa Graves
  • Publication number: 20180139392
    Abstract: Guidance systems and associated methods are disclosed. One method comprises: receiving macroscan data prior to an operation; defining a body information model from the macroscan data; positioning a navigation component in the body during the operation; generating microscan data with the navigation component; correlating a location in the macroscan data with a location in the microscan data in the body information model; and/or modifying the body information model by combining an image in the microscan data with an image in the macroscan data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Niraj P. Rauniyar, Timothy P. HARRAH, Peter J. PEREIRA, William M. ASSELIN, Michael S. H. CHU, Brandon W. CRAFT, Adam P. NODIFF, Chad SCHNEIDER, William STANHOPE, Eric WONG, Kimberly DeGRAAF
  • Publication number: 20180125684
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to controlled extension medical stents, and more particularly to controlled extension devices positioned in the body to stent the ureter and facilitate drainage from the kidney to the bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Kimberly DeGraaf, Timothy P. Harrah, Mark W. Boden, Jan Seppala
  • Publication number: 20180093076
    Abstract: Aspects of access devices and methods are disclosed. One aspect of this disclosure is a device. The device may comprise: a needle guide body extending along a central axis between a distal end and a proximal end, a needle guide lumen extending through the distal and proximal ends of the needle guide body along the central axis, and a base monolithically attached to the needle guide body to define a non-variable patient-specific insertion path. Additional devices and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Niraj P. RAUNIYAR, Brian P. WATSCHKE, Timothy P. HARRAH
  • Patent number: 9872752
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a medical assembly includes a ring shaped member configured to surround a vaginal wall and an arm member. The arm member is coupled to the ring shaped member and configured to extend from the ring shaped member to a bodily location. The arm member is configured to be coupled to the bodily location and provide a support to a vagina of a patient. The ring shaped member is configured to hold the arm member during implantation of the arm member within the body. The ring shaped member is further configured to be cut after implantation so that the ring shaped member is transformed into a non-circular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Li, Timothy P. Harrah
  • Patent number: 9872751
    Abstract: In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a mesh having an edge, a loop coupled to the edge of the mesh, and a suture coupled to at least one of the loop or the edge of the mesh, the suture having a barb. The loop can have an inner diameter smaller than a combined width of the suture and at least a portion of an outer portion of the barb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Palmisano, Sanda Nagale, Jamie Li, Mark W. Boden, Timothy P. Harrah