Patents by Inventor Alfred E. Mann

Alfred E. Mann 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: 10279110
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Patent number: 10159845
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of bonding a hermetically sealed electronics package to an electrode or a flexible circuit and the resulting electronics package that is suitable for implantation in living tissue, for a retinal or cortical electrode array to enable restoration of sight to certain non-sighted individuals. The hermetically sealed electronics package is directly bonded to the flex circuit or electrode by electroplating a biocompatible material, such as platinum or gold, effectively forming a plated rivet-shaped connection, which bonds the flex circuit to the electronics package. The resulting electronic device is biocompatible and is suitable for long-term implantation in living tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Greenberg, Alfred E. Mann, Dao Min Zhou, Neil Talbot, Jerry Ok, Gailland R. Nolan
  • Publication number: 20180256307
    Abstract: Novel multilayer composite material vias for biological implants are disclosed. The vias comprise two metals, so that the metal more compatible with biological environments is on one end of the via, and the metal more compatible with fabrication of a hermetic package is on the other end of the via.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Ok, Alfred E. Mann
  • Patent number: 10010396
    Abstract: Novel multilayer composite material vias for biological implants are disclosed. The vias comprise two metals, so that the metal more compatible with biological environments is on one end of the via, and the metal more compatible with fabrication of a hermetic package is on the other end of the via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Ok, Alfred E Mann
  • Patent number: 9907949
    Abstract: This invention is a retinal electrode array assembly and methods of using the same that facilitate surgical implant procedures by providing the operating surgeon with visual references and grasping means and with innovations that reduce actual and potential damage to the retina and the surrounding tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Greenberg, Alfred E. Mann, James S. Little, Karl-Heinz Ihrig, Brian V. Mech, Neil H. Talbot, DaoMin Zhou
  • Publication number: 20170361018
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Patent number: 9744301
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Patent number: 9592396
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of bonding a hermetically sealed electronics package to an electrode or a flexible circuit and the resulting electronics package that is suitable for implantation in living tissue, for a retinal or cortical electrode array to enable restoration of sight to certain non-sighted individuals. The hermetically sealed electronics package is directly bonded to the flex circuit or electrode by electroplating a biocompatible material, such as platinum or gold, effectively forming a plated rivet-shaped connection, which bonds the flex circuit to the electronics package. The resulting electronic device is biocompatible and is suitable for long-term implantation in living tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Greenberg, Alfred E. Mann, Neil Talbot, Jerry Ok, Gaillard R. Nolan, Dau Min Zhou
  • Publication number: 20170043088
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Patent number: 9415157
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Patent number: 9370619
    Abstract: Apparatus, for use with a fluid cartridge, that include a percutaneous port having an interior configured to receive the fluid cartridge, an implantable operative portion that has a fluid transfer device with an inlet and an outlet, and delivery/manifold tube with a manifold portion and a delivery portion, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: IncuMed, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, Tom Xiaohai He
  • Patent number: 9370618
    Abstract: Apparatus having a percutaneous cartridge port with an exterior having a porous region configured to promote soft tissue ingrowth and an implantable operative portion, including a fluid transfer device, operably connected to the percutaneous cartridge port, and methods that may be associated with an apparatus having a percutaneous cartridge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: IncuMed, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, Tom Xiaohai He
  • Publication number: 20160158559
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of bonding a hermetically sealed electronics package to an electrode or a flexible circuit and the resulting electronics package that is suitable for implantation in living tissue, for a retinal or cortical electrode array to enable restoration of sight to certain non-sighted individuals. The hermetically sealed electronics package is directly bonded to the flex circuit or electrode by electroplating a biocompatible material, such as platinum or gold, effectively forming a plated rivet-shaped connection, which bonds the flex circuit to the electronics package. The resulting electronic device is biocompatible and is suitable for long-term implantation in living tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Robert J. Greenberg, Alfred E. Mann, Dao Min Zhou, Neil Talbot, Jerry Ok, Gailland R. Nolan
  • Patent number: 9125981
    Abstract: Fluid and power cartridges, including a housing with at least one side wall and an end wall, a needle, a power source carried by the housing and positive and negative power contacts associated with the housing and operably connected to the power source, and apparatus including such fluid and power cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: IncuMed, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, Tom Xiaohai He
  • Publication number: 20150231067
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for treating diseases and or disorders, including hyperglycemia and/or diabetes, and obesity in a subject are provided. In particular, a dry powder oral inhalation system is provided comprising, a dry powder composition of GLP-1 analogs, including PEGylated-GLP-1 molecules and a diketopiperazine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventor: Alfred E. Mann
  • Patent number: 8992475
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Publication number: 20140100633
    Abstract: An implantable stimulator includes a tube assembly that is configured to house a number of components that are configured to apply at least one stimulus to at least one stimulation site within a patient. The tube assembly has a shape that allows the stimulator to be implanted within said patient in a pre-determined orientation. Exemplary methods of stimulating a stimulation site within a patient include applying an electrical stimulation current to a stimulation site via one or more electrodes extending along one or more sides of a stimulator. The stimulator has a shape allowing the stimulator to be implanted within the patient in a pre-determined orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, Tom Xiaohai He
  • Patent number: 8655455
    Abstract: An implantable neurostimulation system includes both implantable and external components. Electrical connectivity between the external and implanted components is achieved through a plurality of feedthrough pins located within an insulative wall of a percutaneous port embedded in the skin. The percutaneous port has the general shape and appearance of a small thimble, embedded in the skin with its open end facing outwardly from the skin surface, and with its closed end located below the skin surface, thereby forming a cavity or dimple in the skin. Various plugs or cartridges can be removably inserted into the cavity of the percutaneous port, in various orientations, to facilitate appropriate connectivity between the external and implanted components of the system through selected ones of the feedthrough pins. A mesh edging secured around the periphery wall of the port promotes tissue ingrowth and vascularization, thereby forming a percutaneous seal around the port that prevents infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Incumed, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, Tom Xiaohai He
  • Patent number: 8641778
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing the incident of infection proximate to an exit site where a prosthesis fastener, e.g., a bone screw, percutaneously penetrates a patient's skin/soft tissue. Infection reduction is achieved in accordance with the invention by growing a tissue integrating seal around the fastener proximate to the exit site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, Byron L. Moran, Abram D. Janis, Paul Kaluzniak
  • Patent number: 8630705
    Abstract: An implantable stimulator includes a tube assembly that is configured to house a number of components that are configured to apply at least one stimulus to at least one stimulation site within a patient. The tube assembly has a shape that allows the stimulator to be implanted within said patient in a pre-determined orientation. Exemplary methods of stimulating a stimulation site within a patient include applying an electrical stimulation current to a stimulation site via one or more electrodes extending along one or more sides of a stimulator. The stimulator has a shape allowing the stimulator to be implanted within the patient in a pre-determined orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, Tom Xiaohai He