Patents Assigned to AtaCor Medical, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20220226067
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for delivering stimulating energy with a lead are disclosed. One method includes inserting a lead for cardiac therapy into an intercostal space of a patient and proximate to a lateral margin of the patient's sternum (the lead having a distal end configured to transmit therapeutic electrical pulses from a pulse generator to the heart), advancing the distal end of the lead through the intercostal space, and coupling a proximal end of the lead to the pulse generator for delivery of therapeutic electrical pulses for pacing or defibrillation of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: AtaCor Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean P. McGeehan
  • Publication number: 20220226070
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for use in medical procedures are disclosed. Some implementations may include a medical procedure guide that can overlay portions of anatomy of a patient. The guide may include alignment markings to facilitate proper placement, procedure markings to facilitate determination of a position at which to commence a medical procedure, and/or imaging markers incorporated within the guide to facilitate commencement or completion of the medical procedure in conjunction with imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: AtaCor Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Rick Sanghera
  • Patent number: 11229500
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for delivering stimulating energy with a lead having a directional electrode are disclosed. The lead includes a directional electrode having an electrically active portion configured to emanate stimulating energy from an exposed portion of the directional electrode. The lead also has an electrically insulating portion around at least part of the circumference of the lead. The electrically insulating portion is configured to insulate surrounding muscle and/or tissue from the stimulating energy when the lead is implanted in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: ATACOR MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean P. McGeehan
  • Publication number: 20210370080
    Abstract: Disclosed is a delivery system for a component, for example, a splitting lead. A splitting lead can have a proximal portion to engage a controller and a distal portion to split apart into sub-portions that travel in multiple directions during implantation into a patient. The delivery system can include a handle and a component advancer to advance and removably engage a portion of the component. The component advancer can be coupled to the handle and advance the component into the patient by applying a force to the portion in response to actuation of the handle by the operator. Also, the delivery system can include an insertion tip with first and second ramps to facilitate advancement of first and second sub-portions into the patient in first and second directions. The leads may have various electrode configurations including, for example, wrapped or embedded electrodes, helical or elliptical coils, thin metallic plates, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: ATACOR MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rick SANGHERA, Brent CADAVONA, Matthew ROLLINS, Tim SEARFOSS, Brian WALGUARNERY, Michel GELINEAU
  • Publication number: 20210370073
    Abstract: A cardiac pacing system having a pulse generator for generating therapeutic electric pulses, a lead electrically coupled with the pulse generator having an electrode, a first sensor configured to monitor a physiological characteristic of a patient, a second sensor configured to monitor a second physiological characteristic of a patient and a controller. The controller can determine a pacing vector based on variables including a signal received from the second sensor, and cause the pulse generator to deliver the therapeutic electrical pulses according to the determined pacing vector. The controller can also modify pacing characteristics based on variables including a signal received from the second sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: AtaCor Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean P. McGeehan
  • Publication number: 20210370081
    Abstract: Disclosed is a delivery system for a component, for example, a splitting lead. A splitting lead can have a proximal portion to engage a controller and a distal portion to split apart into sub-portions that travel in multiple directions during implantation into a patient. The delivery system can include a handle and a component advancer to advance and removably engage a portion of the component. The component advancer can be coupled to the handle and advance the component into the patient by applying a force to the portion in response to actuation of the handle by the operator. Also, the delivery system can include an insertion tip with first and second ramps to facilitate advancement of first and second sub-portions into the patient in first and second directions. The leads may have various electrode configurations including, for example, wrapped or embedded electrodes, helical or elliptical coils, thin metallic plates, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: ATACOR MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rick SANGHERA, Brent CADAVONA, Matthew ROLLINS, Tim SEARFOSS, Brian WALGUARNERY, Michel GELINEAU
  • Publication number: 20210290951
    Abstract: A delivery device for installing a medical device in a patient comprising a body portion having a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end having a chisel shaped tip, a receptacle disposed in the distal end of the body portion for receiving a medical device for implanting in the patient, a handle disposed at the proximal end of the body portion for facilitating advancement of the proximal end of the body portion into the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Atacor Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean McGeehan
  • Patent number: 11097109
    Abstract: A cardiac pacing system having a pulse generator for generating therapeutic electric pulses, a lead electrically coupled with the pulse generator having an electrode, a first sensor configured to monitor a physiological characteristic of a patient, a second sensor configured to monitor a second physiological characteristic of a patient and a controller. The controller can determine a pacing vector based on variables including a signal received from the second sensor, and cause the pulse generator to deliver the therapeutic electrical pulses according to the determined pacing vector. The controller can also modify pacing characteristics based on variables including a signal received from the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ATACOR MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean P. McGeehan
  • Patent number: 11051847
    Abstract: A lead delivery system having a base for securing a lead delivery device to one or more anatomical structures of a patient and a lead advancer configured to incrementally advance a lead into a patient by a predefined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ATACOR MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Marcovecchio, Rick Sanghera, Sean McGeehan
  • Publication number: 20210178165
    Abstract: A cardiac defibrillation system that includes a pulse generator to generate therapeutic electrical pulses and at least one lead inserted through an intercostal space in the region of a cardiac notch of the left lung of a patient, the lead having a distal end configured to transmit the therapeutic electrical pulses generated by the pulse generator to defibrillate the heart of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: AtaCor Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean P. McGeehan
  • Patent number: 11026718
    Abstract: A delivery device for installing a medical device in a patient comprising a body portion having a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end having a chisel shaped tip, a receptacle disposed in the distal end of the body portion for receiving a medical device for implanting in the patient, a handle disposed at the proximal end of the body portion for facilitating advancement of the proximal end of the body portion into the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ATACOR MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean McGeehan
  • Publication number: 20210113295
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for delivering stimulating energy with a lead having a directional defibrillation electrode are disclosed. The lead includes a directional defibrillation electrode configured for implantation on or near the inner surface of a rib or the inner surface of the innermost intercostal muscle and having an electrically active portion configured to emanate stimulating energy from an exposed portion of the directional defibrillation electrode toward the pericardium and the heart. The lead also has an electrically insulating portion around at least part of the circumference of the lead. The electrically insulating portion is configured to insulate surrounding muscle and/or tissue from the stimulating energy when the lead is implanted in the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: AtaCor Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean P. McGeehan
  • Patent number: 10905885
    Abstract: A cardiac defibrillation system that includes a pulse generator to generate therapeutic electrical pulses and at least one lead inserted through an intercostal space in the region of a cardiac notch of the left lung of a patient, the lead having a distal end configured to transmit the therapeutic electrical pulses generated by the pulse generator to defibrillate the heart of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ATACOR MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean P. McGeehan
  • Patent number: 10743960
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices to facilitate insertion of a lead for cardiac therapy into an intercostal space associated with the cardiac notch of a patient are described including devices, methods and medical procedure templates to facilitate insertion proximate to a lateral margin of the patient's sternum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ATACOR MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean P. McGeehan
  • Publication number: 20200023177
    Abstract: A cardiac pacing system that includes an implantable pulse generator and electrical leads that include a lead body portion having a distal end and a proximal end, a connector configured to electrically connect the proximal end of the lead body to the pulse generator, and at least one electrode disposed at the distal end of the lead body for delivering electrical stimulation to a patient's heart, wherein the distal end of the lead body is configured to terminate within the mediastinum of the thoracic cavity of the patient, proximate to the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: AtaCor Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean McGeehan, Martin Burke
  • Publication number: 20190336241
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for delivering stimulating energy with a lead having a directional electrode are disclosed. The lead includes a directional electrode having an electrically active portion configured to emanate stimulating energy from an exposed portion of the directional electrode. The lead also has an electrically insulating portion around at least part of the circumference of the lead. The electrically insulating portion is configured to insulate surrounding muscle and/or tissue from the stimulating energy when the lead is implanted in the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: AtaCor Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean P. McGeehan
  • Publication number: 20190299010
    Abstract: A cardiac pacing system having a pulse generator for generating therapeutic electric pulses, a lead electrically coupled with the pulse generator having an electrode, a first sensor configured to monitor a physiological characteristic of a patient, a second sensor configured to monitor a second physiological characteristic of a patient and a controller. The controller can determine a pacing vector based on variables including a signal received from the second sensor, and cause the pulse generator to deliver the therapeutic electrical pulses according to the determined pacing vector. The controller can also modify pacing characteristics based on variables including a signal received from the second sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: AtaCor Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean P. McGeehan
  • Patent number: 10420933
    Abstract: A cardiac pacing system that includes an implantable pulse generator and electrical leads that include a lead body portion having a distal end and a proximal end, a connector configured to electrically connect the proximal end of the lead body to the pulse generator, and at least one electrode disposed at the distal end of the lead body for delivering electrical stimulation to a patient's heart, wherein the distal end of the lead body is configured to terminate within the mediastinum of the thoracic cavity of the patient, proximate to the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: AtaCor Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean McGeehan, Martin Burke
  • Publication number: 20190262618
    Abstract: A cardiac defibrillation system that includes a pulse generator to generate therapeutic electrical pulses and at least one lead inserted through an intercostal space in the region of a cardiac notch of the left lung of a patient, the lead having a distal end configured to transmit the therapeutic electrical pulses generated by the pulse generator to defibrillate the heart of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: AtaCor Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean P. McGeehan
  • Patent number: 10328268
    Abstract: A cardiac pacing system that includes a pulse generator to generate therapeutic electrical pulses and at least one lead inserted through an intercostal space in the region of a cardiac notch of the left lung of a patient, the lead having a distal end configured to transmit the therapeutic electrical pulses generated by the pulse generator to pace the heart of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ATACOR MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean P. McGeehan