Patents by Inventor Andrew Bzostek

Andrew Bzostek 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: 10617374
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on any appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, tracking a substantially small tracking device in a plurality of degrees of freedom is provided. The tracking device can be positioned on or be formed in an instrument to be tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Hartmann, Bruce M. Burg, Andrew Bzostek, Brad Jacobsen, Matthew W. Koenig
  • Patent number: 10568699
    Abstract: An instrument tracking device for cooperating with an instrument during a surgical procedure where the instrument has an elongated body extending along a first longitudinal axis and including a working member at a distal tip includes a body having a distal end and a proximal end. An opening can be formed through the body along a second longitudinal axis. The opening can define a passthrough in the body from the distal end to the proximal end. A first tracking coil can be disposed in the body and can define a first tracking coil axis that is substantially coaxial with the second longitudinal axis of the body. A connection mechanism cooperates between the elongated housing and the body that secures the body to the elongated housing of the instrument upon passing at least a portion of the elongated housing through the passthrough of the body in an assembled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Jacobsen, Ali Mowlai-Ashtiani, Bruce M. Burg, Ross Smetzer, Steven L. Hartmann, Andrew Bzostek, Matthew J. Nadeau, Matthew W. Koenig
  • Patent number: 10492868
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on any appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, tracking a substantially small tracking device in a plurality of degrees of freedom is provided. The tracking device can be positioned on or be formed in an instrument to be tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Hartmann, Bruce M. Burg, Andrew Bzostek, Brad Jacobsen, Matthew W. Koenig
  • Publication number: 20190328272
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to remove distortion from a navigation system. The navigation system may be used to perform a procedure on a subject. The procedure may be any appropriate procedure. The navigation system may be used to account for the distortive effects of various conductive objects positioned near the subject on which the procedure is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Shai RONEN, Andrew Bzostek, Brad Jacobsen, Andrew Wald
  • Publication number: 20190155486
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on an appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, generally the procedure can have a selected result that is efficacious. The efficacious result may be the desired placement of a device. The system and method can be used in confirming an efficacious result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Andrew Bzostek, James Dustin Duckett, Steven L. Hartmann, Robert Teichman, David E. Macht
  • Patent number: 10191615
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on an appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, generally the procedure can have a selected result that is efficacious. The efficacious result may be the desired placement of a device. The system and method can be used in confirming an efficacious result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Andrew Bzostek, James Dustin Duckett, Steven L. Hartmann, Robert Teichman, David E. Macht
  • Publication number: 20180306602
    Abstract: Disclosed is a localizer system. The localizer system may be incorporated into a navigation system for tracking a tracking device. Generally, the localizer may include a transmitting coil array and a field shaping assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Brad JACOBSEN, Andrew BZOSTEK, Danail G. DANAILOV, Andrew WALD
  • Publication number: 20180303562
    Abstract: Disclosed is a localizer system. The localizer system may be incorporated into a navigation system for tracking a tracking device. Generally, the localizer may include a transmitting coil array and a field shaping assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Brad Jacobsen, Andrew Bzostek, Danail G. Danailov, Andrew Wald
  • Patent number: 9974501
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on any appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, tracking a substantially small tracking device in a plurality of degrees of freedom is provided. The tracking device can be positioned on or be formed in an instrument to be tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Hartmann, Bruce M. Burg, Andrew Bzostek, Brad Jacobsen, Matthew W. Koenig
  • Publication number: 20180055580
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on any appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, tracking a substantially small tracking device in a plurality of degrees of freedom is provided. The tracking device can be positioned on or be formed in an instrument to be tracked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Bruce M. Burg, Andrew Bzostek, Brad Jacobsen, Steven L. Hartmann, Matthew W. Koenig
  • Patent number: 9854991
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for navigating an instrument relative to a configurable theater system. The configurable theater instrument can be any instrument positioned in a theater that is configured to have more than one position. A localizer can generate an electromagnetic field that is sensed by a tracking device to determine a location of the tracking device with the sensed electromagnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Bzostek, Brad Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20170340240
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for navigating an instrument relative to a patient that can be near a field distorting feature. A localizer can generate an electromagnetic field that is sensed by a tracking device to determine a location of the tracking device with the sensed electromagnetic field. The system and related method can assist in determining whether a navigation field is distorted near a tracking device of the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Brad Jacobsen, Andrew Bzostek, Steven L. Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20170316561
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on an appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, generally the procedure can have a selected result that is efficacious. The efficacious result may be the desired placement of a device. The system and method can be used in confirming an efficacious result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick A. HELM, Andrew Bzostek, James Dustin Duckett, Steven L. Hartmann, Robert Teichman, David E. Macht
  • Publication number: 20170311880
    Abstract: A system including a thermal sensor with an instrument placed in a volume. The thermal sensor may be useful in determining a temperature at a surface of the instrument and a distance away from the instrument. A therapy may be performed based on a sensed temperature with the thermal sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Brad JACOBSEN, Andrew Bzostek, Daniel Dunford, Benjamin D. Ewing, Amir Ghanei, Bryan Wilson, Janine Benavente
  • Patent number: 9717442
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for navigating an instrument relative to a patient that can be near a field distorting feature. A localizer can generate an electromagnetic field that is sensed by a tracking device to determine a location of the tracking device with the sensed electromagnetic field. The system and related method can assist in determining whether a navigation field is distorted near a tracking device of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Jacobsen, Andrew Bzostek, Steven L. Hartmann
  • Patent number: 9586012
    Abstract: A support tool for a supply assembly delivers a functional fluid to an implantable medical device. The supply assembly defines a supply axis. The support tool includes a support member defining an opening. The opening has a support axis, and the opening is configured to receive the supply assembly. The support member includes a three dimensionally contoured nesting surface that conforms to a corresponding three dimensionally contoured surface of the supply assembly. The corresponding surface of the supply assembly nests against the nesting surface to support the supply assembly such that the supply axis remains substantially fixed relative to and aligned with the support axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Kalpin, Andrew Bzostek, Steven L. Hartmann, Matthew W. Koenig, Brad Jacobsen, Scott A. Sarkinen, Peter J. Borowitz, Bradley A. Jascob
  • Patent number: 9504530
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surgical navigation system for tracking an instrument relative to a patient. The system can track a portion of the patient, an instrument, and/or both relative to image data, a coordinate system, an atlas, a morphed atlas, or combinations thereof. The system can include a tracking device on the instrument to provide six degree of freedom information regarding the location of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Hartmann, Bruce M. Burg, Andrew Bzostek, Matthew W. Koenig, Brad Jacobsen, Bradley A. Jascob, Paul Kessman
  • Publication number: 20160287349
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, a power supply may be recharged with a generally used system. In various embodiments, cleaning systems may be used to affect a generator to cause the generator to charge a power supply. Such charging systems may be used without the need for separate or specialized power charging systems. A charging source or system may, therefore, also charge a power supply without requiring additional steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew BZOSTEK, Vince J. DOERR, Brad JACOBSEN, Duane SMITH
  • Publication number: 20160287342
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for determining a location and configuration of an expandable member. A flexible coil can be provided on a shape changing portion, such as an expandable portion, to measure a signal as the shape changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Brad Jacobsen, Bruce M. Burg, Andrew Bzostek
  • Patent number: 9339601
    Abstract: A support tool or a supply assembly that delivers a functional fluid to a patient includes an antenna array for receiving or sensing a navigation field. The navigation field can be generated from a localizer. The localizer can be incorporated or included in an implanted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Kalpin, Andrew Bzostek, Steven L. Hartmann, Matthew W. Koenig, Brad Jacobsen, Scott A. Sarkinen, Peter J. Borowitz, Bradley A. Jascob