Patents by Inventor Andrew N. Csavoy

Andrew N. Csavoy 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: 9814885
    Abstract: One or more stimulation electrodes may be selected based on a bioelectrical signal sensed in a brain of a patient with a sense electrode combination that comprises at least one electrode and a physiological model that indicates one or more anatomical structures of the brain of the patient that are proximate the implanted at least one electrode. In some examples, the bioelectrical brain signal indicates which electrodes are located closest to a target tissue site. The physiological model can be generated based on a location of implanted at least one electrode within a patient and patient anatomy data, which can, for example, indicate one or more characteristics of patient tissue proximate to the implanted at least one electrode. In some example, the physiological model includes a therapy field model that represents a region of the tissue of the patient to which therapy is delivered via a selected set of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriela C. Molnar, Steven M. Goetz, Andrew N. Csavoy
  • Patent number: 9597154
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for optimizing a computer assisted procedure is provided. A method and apparatus for performing a procedure is also provided. Data can be accessed and processed to optimize and perform a procedure. The data can be augmented or supplemented with patient specific data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Simon, Mark S. Lent, Ruchika Singhal, Andrew N. Csavoy
  • Patent number: 9289270
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. One or more tracking devices can be the associated with the patient and with guiding instruments for tracking guiding devices relative to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Peter Appenrodt, Andrew N. Csavoy, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Matthew S. Solar
  • Publication number: 20140171791
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for optimizing a computer assisted procedure is provided. A method and apparatus for performing a procedure is also provided. Data can be accessed and processed to optimize and perform a procedure. The data can be augmented or supplemented with patient specific data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. SIMON, Mark S. Lent, Ruchika Singhal, Andrew N. Csavoy
  • Patent number: 8660635
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for optimizing a computer assisted procedure is provided. A method and apparatus for performing a procedure is also provided. Data can be accessed and processed to optimize and perform a procedure. The data can be augmented or supplemented with patient specific data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David Simon, Mark S. Lent, Ruchika Singhal, Andrew N. Csavoy
  • Patent number: 8467852
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. Also, one or more coils can be used for tracking or localization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Thomas I. Miller, Keith Sootsman
  • Patent number: 8311611
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. Registration can occur more than once to increase efficiency and speed of the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas
  • Patent number: 8301226
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. Also, one or more coils can be used for tracking or localization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Thomas I. Miller, Keith Sootsman
  • Patent number: 8165658
    Abstract: A system for positioning a guide relative to an anatomy is provided. The system can include a base adapted to be coupled to the anatomy, and a guide that can move relative to the base. The system can include at least one tracking device that can be coupled to the base and the guide, and a tracking system that tracks a position of the tracking device. The system can include a navigation system that determines a position of the base and the guide relative to the anatomy, and whether the position of the base and the guide are in a desired position. The system can include a display, which can display at least one icon superimposed on the image of the anatomy that graphically indicates a manipulation of the guide required to move the guide into the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Waynik, Andrew N. Csavoy, Keith Sootsman, Matthew S. Solar, Thomas I. Miller
  • Publication number: 20120046542
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. Also, one or more coils can be used for tracking or localization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Thomas I. Miller, Keith Sootsman
  • Patent number: 8108025
    Abstract: A system can be used to determine a position of a structure in physical space. The system can include a flexible member, such as a drape, cloth, sheet, etc. that can include one or more trackable devices associated therewith. The trackable devices can be incorporated into the weave of a woven cloth or the matrix of a polymer member. The trackable devices can be used within a tracking system to determine the location of the trackable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas
  • Publication number: 20110264165
    Abstract: One or more stimulation electrodes may be selected based on a bioelectrical signal sensed in a brain of a patient with a sense electrode combination that comprises at least one electrode and a physiological model that indicates one or more anatomical structures of the brain of the patient that are proximate the implanted at least one electrode. In some examples, the bioelectrical brain signal indicates which electrodes are located closest to a target tissue site. The physiological model can be generated based on a location of implanted at least one electrode within a patient and patient anatomy data, which can, for example, indicate one or more characteristics of patient tissue proximate to the implanted at least one electrode. In some example, the physiological model includes a therapy field model that represents a region of the tissue of the patient to which therapy is delivered via a selected set of electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriela C. Molnar, Steven M. Goetz, Andrew N. Csavoy
  • Patent number: 8010177
    Abstract: A system to allow registration of a patient to image space is disclosed. The registration can be performed without touching a plurality of fiducial points on the patient or in the image data. The registration process can eliminate manual steps of image to patient registration and image to image registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Thomas I. Miller, Keith Sootsman
  • Publication number: 20100160771
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. One or more tracking devices can be the associated with the patient and with guiding instruments for tracking guiding devices relative to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L.H. Gielen, Peter Appenrodt, Andrew N. Csavoy, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Matthew S. Solar
  • Publication number: 20100081914
    Abstract: A system for positioning a guide relative to an anatomy is provided. The system can include a base adapted to be coupled to the anatomy, and a guide that can move relative to the base. The system can include at least one tracking device that can be coupled to the base and the guide, and a tracking system that tracks a position of the tracking device. The system can include a navigation system that determines a position of the base and the guide relative to the anatomy, and whether the position of the base and the guide are in a desired position. The system can include a display, which can display at least one icon superimposed on the image of the anatomy that graphically indicates a manipulation of the guide required to move the guide into the desired position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Waynik, Andrew N. Csavoy, Keith Sootsman, Matthew S. Solar, Thomas I. Miller
  • Publication number: 20090012509
    Abstract: A system can be used to determine a position of a boney structure in physical space. The system can include a laser emitting device that can emit a laser beam that transmits through soft tissue and reflects off of a boney surface. The system can then determine the position of the reflection point and correlate the reflection point to image data acquired of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas
  • Publication number: 20080269588
    Abstract: A system to allow registration of a patient to image space is disclosed. The registration can be performed without touching a plurality of fiducial points on the patient or in the image data. The registration process can eliminate manual steps of image to patient registration and image to image registration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Thomas I. Miller, Keith Sootsman
  • Publication number: 20080269602
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. Also, one or more coils can be used for tracking or localization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Thomas I. Miller, Keith Sootsman
  • Publication number: 20080269599
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. Registration can occur more than once to increase efficiency and speed of the procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas
  • Publication number: 20080269600
    Abstract: A system can be used to determine a position of a structure in physical space. The system can include a flexible member, such as a drape, cloth, sheet, etc. that can include one or more trackable devices associated therewith. The trackable devices can be incorporated into the weave of a woven cloth or the matrix of a polymer member. The trackable devices can be used within a tracking system to determine the location of the trackable devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas