Patents by Inventor Adam Podbelski

Adam Podbelski 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: 11219434
    Abstract: A method of surgical dissection of tissue with a dissector comprising: an elongate shaft comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion comprises a plurality of segments that articulate with respect to one another and the plurality of segments includes a distal segment having a distal end; and a handle attached to the proximal portion of the shaft, wherein the handle comprises controls for articulating the plurality of segments of the distal portion of the shaft with respect to one another, comprising the steps of: positioning the distal end of the dissector in a body; advancing the distal end through the body to dissect tissue; and simultaneously articulating the plurality of segments with respect to one another. A method of surgical dissection of tissue and guiding a second device to a desired physiological location with a first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Thompson, Darrin Dickerson, Brett S. Bowman, Christopher F. Kelly, William W. Malecki, David Francischelli, Mark Stewart, Thomas Daigle, Douglas Gubbin, David Kim, Paul Rothstein, Adam Podbelski, Christopher Plott, Benjamin K. Yaffe
  • Publication number: 20190038270
    Abstract: A method of surgical dissection of tissue with a dissector comprising: an elongate shaft comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion comprises a plurality of segments that articulate with respect to one another and the plurality of segments includes a distal segment having a distal end; and a handle attached to the proximal portion of the shaft, wherein the handle comprises controls for articulating the plurality of segments of the distal portion of the shaft with respect to one another, comprising the steps of: positioning the distal end of the dissector in a body; advancing the distal end through the body to dissect tissue; and simultaneously articulating the plurality of segments with respect to one another. A method of surgical dissection of tissue and guiding a second device to a desired physiological location with a first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Thompson, Darrin Dickerson, Brett S. Bowman, Christopher F. Kelly, William W. Malecki, David Francischelli, Mark Stewart, Thomas Daigle, Douglas Gubbin, David Kim, Paul Rothstein, Adam Podbelski, Christopher Plott, Benjamin K. Yaffe
  • Patent number: 10098618
    Abstract: A method of surgical dissection of tissue with a dissector comprising: an elongate shaft comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion comprises a plurality of segments that articulate with respect to one another and the plurality of segments includes a distal segment having a distal end; and a handle attached to the proximal portion of the shaft, wherein the handle comprises controls for articulating the plurality of segments of the distal portion of the shaft with respect to one another, comprising the steps of: positioning the distal end of the dissector in a body; advancing the distal end through the body to dissect tissue; and simultaneously articulating the plurality of segments with respect to one another. A method of surgical dissection of tissue and guiding a second device to a desired physiological location with a first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Thompson, Darrin Dickerson, Brett S. Bowman, Christopher F. Kelly, William W. Malecki, David Francischelli, Mark Stewart, Thomas Daigle, Douglas Gubbin, David Kim, Paul Rothstein, Adam Podbelski, Christopher Plott, Benjamin K. Yaffe
  • Patent number: 9066785
    Abstract: A packaging system is disclosed for shipping a prosthetic tissue valve in a storage solution and preparing and loading of the bioprosthetic valve onto a catheter-based delivery system. The packaging system includes a fluid tight container filled with the storage solution attached to a delivery catheter, wherein the container surrounds the prosthetic tissue valve that is in a pre-loaded position on the delivery catheter during shipment and storage. The prosthetic tissue valve may include an attachment mechanism that attaches to the delivery catheter to properly position the tissue valve for loading within the delivery catheter. In another embodiment where the prosthetic tissue valve is not attached to the delivery catheter during shipment, the attachment mechanism may interact with the prosthetic tissue valve shipping container to prevent the bioprosthetic valve from moving during shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Tran, Timothy Ryan, Jeffrey Allen, Melissa Denton, Adam Podbelski
  • Patent number: 8025620
    Abstract: Tissue stabilizers including a clamp assembly, a turret assembly, an articulating arm having a tension element extending therethrough, a collet assembly and a head-link assembly are disclosed. Methods of stabilizing tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Olson, Michael J. Hobday, Steven C. Christian, Tom P. Daigle, Robert H. Reetz, Douglas H. Gubbin, Roderick E. Briscoe, William A. Steinberg, Adam A. Podbelski, Christopher J. Plott, Patrick J. Cloutier, Gerard C. Forest, Christopher P. Olig
  • Patent number: 7967138
    Abstract: A packaging system is disclosed for shipping a prosthetic tissue valve in a storage solution and preparing and loading of the bioprosthetic valve onto a catheter-based delivery system. The packaging system includes a fluid tight container filled with the storage solution attached to a delivery catheter, wherein the container surrounds the prosthetic tissue valve that is in a pre-loaded position on the delivery catheter during shipment and storage. The prosthetic tissue valve may include an attachment mechanism that attaches to the delivery catheter to properly position the tissue valve for loading within the delivery catheter. In another embodiment where the prosthetic tissue valve is not attached to the delivery catheter during shipment, the attachment mechanism may interact with the prosthetic tissue valve shipping container to prevent the bioprosthetic valve from moving during shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Ryan, Don Tran, Jeffrey Allen, Melissa Denton, Adam Podbelski
  • Publication number: 20100305398
    Abstract: Tissue stabilizers including a clamp assembly, a turret assembly, an articulating arm having a tension element extending therethrough, a collet assembly and a head-link assembly are disclosed. Methods of stabilizing tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Andrew L. Olson, Michael J. Hobday, Steven C. Christian, Tom P. Daigle, Robert H. Reetz, Douglas H. Gubbin, Roderick E. Briscoe, William A. Steinberg, Adam A. Podbelski, Christopher J. Plott, Patrick J. Cloutier, Gerard C. Forest, Christopher P. Olig
  • Publication number: 20100256749
    Abstract: A packaging system is disclosed for shipping a prosthetic tissue valve in a storage solution and preparing and loading of the bioprosthetic valve onto a catheter-based delivery system. The packaging system includes a fluid tight container filled with the storage solution attached to a delivery catheter, wherein the container surrounds the prosthetic tissue valve that is in a pre-loaded position on the delivery catheter during shipment and storage. The prosthetic tissue valve may include an attachment mechanism that attaches to the delivery catheter to properly position the tissue valve for loading within the delivery catheter. In another embodiment where the prosthetic tissue valve is not attached to the delivery catheter during shipment, the attachment mechanism may interact with the prosthetic tissue valve shipping container to prevent the bioprosthetic valve from moving during shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Tran, Timothy Ryan, Jeffrey Allen, Melissa Denton, Adam Podbelski
  • Publication number: 20100252470
    Abstract: A packaging system is disclosed for shipping a prosthetic tissue valve in a storage solution and preparing and loading of the bioprosthetic valve onto a catheter-based delivery system. The packaging system includes a fluid tight container filled with the storage solution attached to a delivery catheter, wherein the container surrounds the prosthetic tissue valve that is in a pre-loaded position on the delivery catheter during shipment and storage. The prosthetic tissue valve may include an attachment mechanism that attaches to the delivery catheter to properly position the tissue valve for loading within the delivery catheter. In another embodiment where the prosthetic tissue valve is not attached to the delivery catheter during shipment, the attachment mechanism may interact with the prosthetic tissue valve shipping container to prevent the bioprosthetic valve from moving during shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Ryan, Don Tran, Jeffrey Allen, Melissa Denton, Adam Podbelski
  • Patent number: 7794387
    Abstract: Tissue stabilizers including a clamp assembly, a turret assembly, an articulating arm having a tension element extending therethrough, a collet assembly and a head-link assembly are disclosed. Methods of stabilizing tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Olson, Michael J. Hobday, Steven C. Christian, Tom P. Daigle, Robert H. Reetz, Douglas H. Gubbin, Roderick E. Briscoe, William A. Steinberg, Adam A. Podbelski, Christopher J. Plott, Patrick J. Cloutier, Gerard C. Forest, Christopher P. Olig
  • Publication number: 20090299364
    Abstract: An ablation device for ablating tissue having an outer wall and an inner wall, approximately parallel and concentric with said outer wall, defining an inner fluid chamber and an outer low pressure chamber. Each of the outer wall and the inner wall have an edge defining an open face of the fluid chamber and the low pressure chamber. An ablative element is contained within the fluid chamber. A source of low pressure is coupled to the low pressure chamber. When the edge of the outer wall and the edge of the inner wall contact a surface, the ablation device is at least partially secured to the surface by low pressure created in the low pressure chamber by the source of low pressure. The fluid chamber is at least partially fluidly isolated from the low pressure chamber when the ablation device is at least partially secured to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester Batchelor, David Francischelli, Tom Daigle, Dan Haeg, Paul Rothstein, Adam Podbelski, Sarah Ahlberg, Steve Ramberg, Tom Conway
  • Publication number: 20080139879
    Abstract: Tissue stabilizers including a clamp assembly, a turret assembly, an articulating arm having a tension element extending therethrough, a collet assembly and a head-link assembly are disclosed. Methods of stabilizing tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Andrew L. Olson, Michael J. Hobday, Steven C. Christian, Tom P. Daigle, Robert H. Reetz, Douglas H. Gubbin, Roderick E. Briscoe, William A. Steinberg, Adam A. Podbelski, Christopher J. Plott, Patrick J. Cloutier, Gerard C. Forest, Christopher P. Olig
  • Publication number: 20070244473
    Abstract: A method of surgical dissection of tissue with a dissector comprising: an elongate shaft comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion comprises a plurality of segments that articulate with respect to one another and the plurality of segments includes a distal segment having a distal end; and a handle attached to the proximal portion of the shaft, wherein the handle comprises controls for articulating the plurality of segments of the distal portion of the shaft with respect to one another, comprising the steps of: positioning the distal end of the dissector in a body; advancing the distal end through the body to dissect tissue; and simultaneously articulating the plurality of segments with respect to one another. A method of surgical dissection of tissue and guiding a second device to a desired physiological location with a first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Thompson, Darrin Dickerson, Brett Bowman, Christopher Kelly, William Malecki, David Francischelli, Mark Stewart, Thomas Daigle, Douglas Gubbin, David Kim, Paul Rothstein, Adam Podbelski, Christopher Plott, Benjamin Yaffe
  • Publication number: 20070219550
    Abstract: A device for dissecting tissue and/or guidance of a second device to a desired physiological location, the device comprising: an elongate shaft comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion comprises a plurality of segments that articulate with respect to one another; and a handle attached to the proximal portion of the shaft, wherein the handle comprises controls for articulating the plurality of segments of the distal portion of the shaft with respect to one another. A system for dissecting tissue and/or guiding a medical device to a desired physiological location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Thompson, Darrin Dickerson, Brett Bowman, Christopher Kelly, William Malecki, David Francischelli, Mark Stewart, Thomas Daigle, Douglas Gubbin, David Kim, Paul Rothstein, Adam Podbelski, Christopher Plott, Benjamin Yaffe
  • Publication number: 20070208336
    Abstract: A device for ablating tissue at a desired location in a body, the device comprising: a pair of floating jaws moveable between a spaced apart open position and a closed position, the pair of jaws comprising at least one ablating element for ablating tissue located between the jaws; a handle comprising controls for remotely controlling the movement of the jaws and the at least one ablative element; and a flexible neck connecting the jaws and handle, wherein the neck is flexible so as to permit the jaws to be maneuverable in the body with respect to the handle. A system for guiding an ablation device to a desired location in a body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: David Kim, Thomas Daigle, Darrin Dickerson, James Skarda, Adam Podbelski, Mark Bilitz
  • Publication number: 20070203483
    Abstract: A device for ablating tissue at a desired location in a body, the device comprising: a pair of jaws moveable between a spaced apart open position and a closed position, the pair of jaws comprising at least one ablating element for ablating tissue located between the jaws; a handle comprising controls for remotely controlling the movement of the jaws and the at least one ablative element, wherein the controls for the at least one ablative element comprise a trigger mechanism for applying ablative energy to the at least one ablating element; a neck connecting the jaws and handle; and a lockout mechanism for preventing the trigger mechanism from applying ablative energy when the jaws are in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: David Kim, Thomas Daigle, Darrin Dickerson, James Skarda, Adam Podbelski, Mark Bilitz
  • Publication number: 20070203484
    Abstract: A method of using an ablation device to ablate tissue at a desired location, wherein the ablation device comprises: a pair of floating jaws moveable between a spaced apart open position and a closed position, the pair of jaws comprising at least one ablating element for ablating tissue located between the jaws; a handle comprising controls for remotely controlling the movement of the jaws and the at least one ablative element; and a flexible neck connecting the jaws and handle, wherein the neck is flexible so as to permit the jaws to be maneuverable in the body with respect to the handle; the method comprising the steps of: providing the ablation device; delivering the jaws to a desired location; positioning the jaws in the open position around tissue desired to be ablated; closing the jaws to the closed position on the tissue by using the controls on the handle portion of the ablation device; and activating the at least one ablating element by using the controls on the handle portion of the ablation device a
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: David Kim, Thomas Daigle, Darrin Dickerson, James Skarda, Adam Podbelski, Mark Bilitz
  • Publication number: 20060195083
    Abstract: A hemostat-type device for ablative treatment of tissue, particularly for treatment of atrial fibrillation, is constructed with features that provide easy and effective treatment. A swiveling head assembly can allow the jaws to be adjusted in pitch and roll. Malleable jaws can permit curved lesion shapes. A locking detent can secure the jaws in a closed position during the procedure. An illuminated indicator provides confirmation that the device is operating. A fluid delivery system simplifies irrigated ablation procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Scott Jahns, David Francischelli, Alison Lutterman, James Keogh, Roderick Briscoe, William O'Neill, Jack Goodman, Tom Daigle, Paul Rothstein, Adam Podbelski, Stephen Roddy, David Kim, Mark Bilitz
  • Patent number: 7083620
    Abstract: A hemostat-type device for ablative treatment of tissue, particularly for treatment of atrial fibrillation, is constructed with features that provide easy and effective treatment. A swiveling head assembly can allow the jaws to be adjusted in pitch and roll. Malleable jaws can permit curved lesion shapes. A locking detent can secure the jaws in a closed position during the procedure. An illuminated indicator provides confirmation that the device is operating. A fluid delivery system simplifies irrigated ablation procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott E. Jahns, David E. Francischelli, Alison A. Lutterman, James R. Keogh, Roderick E. Briscoe, William G. O'Neill, Jack Goodman, Tom P. Daigle, Paul T. Rothstein, Adam A. Podbelski, Stephen J Roddy, David J. S. Kim, Mark R. Bilitz
  • Publication number: 20040087940
    Abstract: A hemostat-type device for ablative treatment of tissue, particularly for treatment of atrial fibrillation, is constructed with features that provide easy and effective treatment. A swiveling head assembly can allow the jaws to be adjusted in pitch and roll. Malleable jaws can permit curved lesion shapes. A locking detent can secure the jaws in a closed position during the procedure. An illuminated indicator provides confirmation that the device is operating. A fluid delivery system simplifies irrigated ablation procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Scott E. Jahns, David E. Francischelli, Alison A. Lutterman, James R. Keogh, Roderick E. Briscoe, William G. O'Neill, Jack Goodman, Tom P. Daigle, Paul T. Rothstein, Adam A. Podbelski, Stephen J. Roddy, David J.S. Kim, Mark R. Bilitz