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).

  • Publication number: 20170196590
    Abstract: Devices for guiding an instrument into a body of a patient, at a targeted point of entry and along an insertion path at a targeted insertion angle, are described herein, such as a guide for an access needle in a PCNL procedure for accessing the kidney to remove kidney stones, the devices comprising a base component, a guide assembly, and optionally an insertion mechanism. The base component is aligned in use with the point of entry and the guide assembly cooperates with the base component to allow for the instrument to be aligned and fixed at any circumferential angle around an axis perpendicular to the point of entry and at any vertical angle ranging from 0 to 45 degrees away from the axis in a direction toward the body. The optional mechanism allows for mechanical insertion once the instrument is aligned and fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Erik E Sperry, Jerry T Long, Ronald Ciulla, Timothy P Harrah, Aaron K Kirkemo, Mark A Hera, Kenneth P Reever, Brandon W Craft, Elizabeth A Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Chad Schneider
  • Publication number: 20170193160
    Abstract: Computer systems and computer-implemented analysis methods may be used for assistance in planning and/or performing a medical procedure, such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy or percutaneous nephrolithotripsy. The method may include receiving one or more radiographic images of an anatomical structure of a patient, generating a display of the radiographic image(s), generating at least one request for user input to identify features of the anatomical structure, receiving user input identifying the features of the anatomical structure, identifying at least one access plan based on the received user input, and generating a display of the identified access plan(s) associated with the radiographic image(s). The method may include generating a patient template that indicates an insertion site according to the identified access plan(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry T. LONG, Timothy P. HARRAH, Brandon W. CRAFT, Elizabeth A. STOKLEY, Sebastian KOERNER, Erik SPERRY, Chad SCHNEIDER, Mark HERA
  • Publication number: 20170189059
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. An access device for accessing a target site comprises a tubular member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The access device may also include a balloon coupled to the tubular member, the balloon extending between the tubular member proximal portion and the tubular member distal portion. The access device may also include a stylet moveable with respect to the tubular member, wherein the stylet is configured to pierce through the skin of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Jerry T. Long, JR., Timothy P. Harrah, Brandon W. Craft, Elizabeth A. Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Anant Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 9675343
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a medical device includes an elongate member, a fixation device and a driving member. The elongate member defines a lumen and includes a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the elongate member has an opening. The fixation device is at least partially disposed within the elongate member and includes a tissue piercing portion at a distal end of the fixation device. The driving member is at least partially disposed within the elongate member and is configured to move the fixation device from a position within the lumen to a location outside of the lumen through the opening. The opening at the distal end of the elongate member is angled to insert the fixation device in a tissue of a patient at an angle to a plane of the tissue of the patient to fasten a bodily implant to the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Michael F Weiser, Timothy P Harrah, Ty Fairneny
  • Patent number: 9597463
    Abstract: An injection device for injecting a material into tissue may include a sheath having a distal end. The injection device may also include an injector having an outlet tube. The outlet tube may be received in the sheath, and may include a distal portion with a penetrating tip for penetrating the tissue. The sheath and the outlet tube may be slidable relative to each other, to extend a length of the distal portion from the distal end. The injection device may also include an adjuster operatively coupled to at least one of the sheath and the outlet tube. The adjuster may be configured to control relative movement between the sheath and the outlet tube for selectively adjusting the extended length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianmin Li, Timothy P. Harrah, Jozef Slanda
  • Publication number: 20160235513
    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: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Jamie Li, Timothy P. Harrah
  • Patent number: 9364309
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, surgical films for soft tissue repair are provided. The surgical films comprise at least one sheet of a non-filamentous material within which pores are formed. Further aspects of the invention, among others, pertain to methods of using such surgical films and to kits containing such surgical films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianmin Li, James Goddard, Timothy P. Harrah, Doreen Rao, Alfred Intoccia, Leo James Lichte
  • Patent number: 9339339
    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: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Li, Timothy P. Harrah
  • Publication number: 20160074145
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a medical device includes a resorbable material that is configured to be disposed within the body of the patient proximate a bodily implant. The resorbable material is configured to frictionally retain the implant in place within the body of the patient for at least a period of time. In one embodiment, a kit includes an implant and a resorbable material. The implant is configured to be disposed within a body of a patient. The resorbable material is configured to be disposed within the body of the patient proximate the implant to frictionally retain the implant in place within the body of the patient for a period of time. The resorbable material is configured to be resorbed by the body after the period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Kenneth Daignault
  • Patent number: 9198746
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a medical device includes a resorbable material that is configured to be disposed within the body of the patient proximate a bodily implant. The resorbable material is configured to frictionally retain the implant in place within the body of the patient for at least a period of time. In one embodiment, a kit includes an implant and a resorbable material. The implant is configured to be disposed within a body of a patient. The resorbable material is configured to be disposed within the body of the patient proximate the implant to frictionally retain the implant in place within the body of the patient for a period of time. The resorbable material is configured to be resorbed by the body after the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Kenneth Daignault
  • Publication number: 20150320537
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a medical device includes a needle and a catch. The catch has a body portion. The body portion of the catch defines a cavity. The catch is configured to be coupled to the needle such that at least a portion of the needle is disposed within the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan Zoll, Peter J. Pereira, Timothy P. Harrah, Michael S.H. Chu, Jozef Slanda
  • Publication number: 20150283325
    Abstract: A medical device including a break 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: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy P. Harrah, Jozef Slanda, Jamie Li
  • Patent number: 8992551
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, composite implants for soft tissue repair are provided which comprise (a) a substantially two-dimensional piece of biologic matrix material and (b) one or more non-absorbable synthetic polymeric filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John Sherry, Timothy P. Harrah, Jianmin Li, James Goddard
  • Publication number: 20150045612
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a medical device includes an elongate member, a fixation device and a driving member. The elongate member defines a lumen and includes a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the elongate member has an opening. The fixation device is at least partially disposed within the elongate member and includes a tissue piercing portion at a distal end of the fixation device. The driving member is at least partially disposed within the elongate member and is configured to move the fixation device from a position within the lumen to a location outside of the lumen through the opening. The opening at the distal end of the elongate member is angled to insert the fixation device in a tissue of a patient at an angle to a plane of the tissue of the patient to fasten a bodily implant to the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Isaac Ostrovsky, Michael F. Weiser, Timothy P. Harrah, Ty Fairneny
  • Publication number: 20150005893
    Abstract: Medical devices such as ureteral stents, and methods of use thereof are disclosed. The medical device may include an elongate member configured to be implanted within a patient's body, wherein the elongate member includes an outermost diameter and a plurality of support members disposed within a biodegradable matrix. Degradation of the biodegradable material may result in a reduction of size of the medical device. Some or all of the support members, such as at least two of the support members, may be arranged non-concentrically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy P. HARRAH, Jianmin Li, Mark W. Boden
  • Publication number: 20140358245
    Abstract: Ureteral stents assembled from multiple segments and methods for using the same in body lumens are described. The ureteral stents optionally include multiple segments having different compositions or characteristics, such as radiopacity, stiffness or flexibility, and loading with therapeutic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. HARRAH, Jianmin LI
  • Publication number: 20140276924
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing medical procedures in body lumens are described. Embodiments of the methods include forming a plug to partially or fully occlude the lumen and moving the plug through a surgical field. Embodiments of the systems include an elongate body graspable by a surgical instrument or by a surgeon that are adapted to anchor to the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Li, Timothy P. Harrah, William J. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20140276588
    Abstract: An injection device for injecting a material into tissue may include a sheath having a distal end. The injection device may also include an injector having an outlet tube. The outlet tube may be received in the sheath, and may include a distal portion with a penetrating tip for penetrating the tissue. The sheath and the outlet tube may be slidable relative to each other, to extend a length of the distal portion from the distal end. The injection device may also include an adjuster operatively coupled to at least one of the sheath and the outlet tube. The adjuster may be configured to control relative movement between the sheath and the outlet tube for selectively adjusting the extended length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianmin LI, Timothy P. HARRAH, Jozef SLANDA
  • Publication number: 20140257030
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the invention discloses a medical assembly comprising 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: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Li, Timothy P. Harrah
  • Publication number: 20140257027
    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: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Palmisano, Sanda Nagale, Jamie Li, Mark W. Boden, Timothy P. Harrah