Patents Assigned to Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11197714
    Abstract: A bipolar electrosurgical device is disclosed that operates in a mechanical cutting mode and a hemostasis mode. The device includes a housing and a blade assembly extending from the housing. The blade assembly forms a cutting tip and cutting window at a distal end region to provide mechanical cutting of tissue and first and second electrode assemblies to provide electrical energy to tissue. The first electrode assembly includes an outer shaft defining a first electrode surface and the second electrode assembly includes an electrode body extending along and electrically isolated from an outer shaft and defining a U-shape in cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Prisco, Eric P. Detmers, Wenjeng Li, David J. Little, Patrick Richart, Jose Valdez
  • Patent number: 11185693
    Abstract: A navigation system or combination of navigation systems can be used to provide one or more navigation modalities to track a position and navigate a single instrument in a volume. For example, both an Electromagnetic (EM) and Electropotential (EP) navigation system can be used to navigate an instrument within the volume. The two navigation systems may be used separately to selectively individually navigate the single instrument in the volume. Disclosed are also systems and processes to determine a shape of the single instrument either alone or in combination with the position of the instrument. The instrument may be navigated with the addition of tracking devices or with native or inherent portions of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ishan Ann Tsay, Brad Jacobsen, Nicholas J. Rawluk, Shai Ronen
  • Patent number: 11172938
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including a tool, a handpiece, and a locking member. The handpiece includes both a coupling member configured to cooperate with the tool, and a driver for rotating the tool. The locking member is movable from an unlocked position to a locked position in response to centrifugal force generated during rotation of the locking member. The locking member is configured to secure the tool to the handpiece when in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Masson
  • Publication number: 20210345699
    Abstract: A patient mask including a body shaped to be placed over a face of a patient and configured to prevent the passage of viruses and/or particles therethrough and at least one port configured to receive an endoscope, a surgical instrument, or both and to conform to the shape of the surgical instrument such that the port prevents the passage of viruses and/or particles therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bush, Clint Lahey, Craig M. Doherty, Jennifer Raines, Michael Geiger, Enrique A. Iturriaga, Scott Carpenter
  • Patent number: 11167117
    Abstract: Implantable physiological shunt systems and related fluid flow control devices and accessories for use therewith. Devices, systems and methods relating to implantable medical fluid flow control devices, rotors and magnets with increased resistance to inadvertent setting changes. Devices, systems and methods relating implantable medical fluid flow control devices, rotors and magnets which provide improved magnetic coupling to fluid flow control device accessories such as adjustment tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Jeff Bertrand, Lori Speckman, Manfred Karl Luedi, Chun Man Alan Leung, Lawrence Hampton, Deep Shah
  • Patent number: 11167127
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for stimulation of a subject. The stimulation may be to provide therapy to treat the subject. Stimulation may be of selected muscle groups and/or portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Avram Scheiner, James Britton Hissong, Rebecca J. Haag, Randal C. Schulhauser
  • Patent number: 11167140
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for stimulation of a subject. The stimulation may be to provide therapy to treat the subject. Stimulation may be of selected muscle groups and/or portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Avram Scheiner, James Britton Hissong, Rebecca J. Haag, Randal C. Schulhauser
  • Publication number: 20210338153
    Abstract: A sleep apnea and obesity comorbidity treatment system includes a transceiver and a control module. The control module is configured to: receive sensor data, where the sensor data is indicative of a glucose level of a patient and a ketones level of the patient, transmit the sensor data to a remote feedback device, receive feedback information from the remote feedback device based on the sensor data, and where the feedback information provides indications to the patient to maintain or alter a behavior of the patient based on the glucose level and the ketones level, and based on the feedback information, performing an operation to maintain or alter at least one of a diet or physical activity of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Osvaldo Andres Barrera, Avram Scheiner, Randal C. Schulhauser, Joe Sartor, Patrick W. Kinzie, Jason C. Lee
  • Patent number: 11141574
    Abstract: Magnetic-based electronic valve readers for determining a location and orientation of magnets coupled to implantable medical devices to determine a setting of the device (e.g., setting of a fluid flow control valve of the medical device). The electronic valve readers include an orientation sensing mechanism that is provided and configured to enable the electronic valve reader to: 1) allow for internal offset calculation of an orientation change of the electronic valve reader during a reading process; and/or 2) during the reading process, provide an indication or warning to the clinician that the orientation of the electronic valve reader has changed to an extent at or exceeding a predetermined angular acceptance threshold or window. Systems including the disclosed electronic valve readers and methods of reading a setting of the device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventor: Drew Amery
  • Patent number: 11110240
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring EMG signals of a patient's laryngeal muscles includes an endotracheal tube having an exterior surface, and a tube coating applied to the exterior surface via spraying of a homogeneous solution onto the endotracheal tube or immersion of the endotracheal tube in the homogeneous solution. A conductive electrode is formed on the tube coating. The conductive electrode is configured to receive the EMG signals from the laryngeal muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Hacker, Wenjeng Li, Matthew L. Cantwell
  • Patent number: 11090131
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fixation system and method. The system and method may fix a selected member to a subject during a procedure. The selected member may include a tracking device or registration member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventor: Ali Mowlai-Ashtiani
  • Publication number: 20210228218
    Abstract: Disclosed is an assembly for holding a tool. The assembly may selectively reduce and/or eliminate vibrations received and felt by a user. Reducing vibrations may reduce or eliminate chatter at a working end of a tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Bret HAUSER, Thaddeus S. MILBURN
  • Patent number: 11071532
    Abstract: Disclosed is an instrument that may an interior tube and an external tube. The exterior tube may be fixed relative to an interior tube, where the interior tube may rotate or oscillate relative to the exterior tube. Further, the two tubes may be co-bent such that an angle is formed by both of the tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thoai Nguyen, Phillip Berman, Louis M. Shadeck, Luis A. Brignoni, Nawaz Maditheti
  • Publication number: 20210204998
    Abstract: Concepts presented herein relate to an interface module that can be electrically coupled to an electrical stimulation generator, a radio frequency generator and an instrument. A selection module is coupled to the interface module and operates in a first mode to deliver electrical stimulation signals from the electrical stimulation generator to the instrument and in a second mode to deliver radio frequency signals from the radio frequency generator to the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lee McFarlin, John C. Bruce, David C. Hacker, Robert Allen Tucker
  • Patent number: 11054071
    Abstract: A swivel knuckle assembly for interconnecting a motor and a supply line. The knuckle assembly may include a bearing member to reduce a coefficient of friction. A locking mechanism is disclosed to connect members of the knuckle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Singer, Ken Riedel, Juan P. Angulo
  • Patent number: 11051736
    Abstract: A nerve monitoring system facilitates monitoring an integrity of a nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Brunnett, David C. Hacker, John A. Meyer, Kevin Lee McFarlin, John Murdock Murphy, Dwayne S. Yamasaki, John N. Gardi
  • Patent number: 11045577
    Abstract: An implantable article comprising a dissolvable sponge derived from a mixture of chitosan, a first cellulosic polysaccharide and a second cellulosic polysaccharide. The cellulosic polysaccharides have different number average molecular weight characteristics to enable the control of the mechanical features of the sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan G. Sherman, Wei Chen, Denise E. Guenther
  • Publication number: 20210169663
    Abstract: A system and method of processing bone is disclosed. A tissue separator is utilized to separate tissue comprising at least one of muscle, periosteum and connective tissue from bone in a safe, sterile and efficient manner. In one aspect, the particle reducer can include an impeller positioned with respect to a cutting surface on a drum. At least one of the impeller and the drum is rotated by a power source such that harvested tissue frictionally engages the cutting surface. In another aspect, a source of pressurized fluid can be directed at tissue to separate bone from non-bone tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael L. Koltz, Louis M. Shadeck, David John Little, II, Gerould Winthrop Norman, Dana A. Oliver
  • Patent number: 11013526
    Abstract: Disclosed is an instrument assembly usable in a procedure. The instrument includes a connection for a working portion and to a tool handle. The assembly includes a method and system for interconnection and/or identification of the working portion and the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Gladstone
  • Patent number: 10987121
    Abstract: A powered surgical handpiece includes a housing comprising a motor, and a surgical tool removably coupled to the housing and configured to be driven by the motor. The surgical tool includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. The handpiece includes an antenna for wirelessly transmitting RF energy, and a coupler that is electrically isolated from the antenna and the RFID tag and that is configured to guide the transmitted RF energy to the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Gladstone