Patents by Inventor Armando M. Cappa

Armando M. Cappa 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).

  • Publication number: 20200316374
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device for use with an implantable medical lead. The implantable electronic device includes a housing and a header connector assembly coupled to the housing and adapted to receive the proximal lead end of the implantable medical lead. The header connector assembly includes a connector assembly including a connector, a feedthrough extending through the housing, and a conductor coupling the feedthrough to the connector. The conductor includes a first conductor segment and a second conductor segment offset from the first conductor segment and each of the first conductor segment and the second conductor segment are resistance welded to the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Shichan Chiang, Evan Sheldon, Armando M. Cappa
  • Publication number: 20200298010
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device. The device includes a housing and a header connector assembly coupled to the housing. The header connector assembly includes a DF4/IS4 assembly and a header including a bore. The DF4/IS4 assembly is locked within the bore via a locking datum arrangement that exists between the DF4/IS4 assembly and the header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Sheldon, Armando M. Cappa, Christopher J. Fleck, Arees Garabed
  • Patent number: 10751528
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device for use with an implantable medical lead. The implantable electronic device includes a housing and a header connector assembly coupled to the housing and adapted to receive the proximal lead end of the implantable medical lead. The header connector assembly includes a connector assembly including a connector, a feedthru extending through the housing, and a conductor coupling the feedthru to the connector. The conductor includes a first conductor segment and a second conductor segment offset from the first conductor segment and each of the first conductor segment and the second conductor segment are resistance welded to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Shichan Chiang, Evan Sheldon, Armando M. Cappa
  • Patent number: 10716947
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device. The device includes a housing and a header connector assembly coupled to the housing. The header connector assembly includes a DF4/IS4 assembly and a header including a bore. The DF4/IS4 assembly is locked within the bore via a locking datum arrangement that exists between the DF4/IS4 assembly and the header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Sheldon, Armando M. Cappa, Christopher J. Fleck, Arees Garabed
  • Patent number: 10682519
    Abstract: A pulse generator comprises a header connector assembly coupled with a housing. The header connector assembly includes a connector assembly and a header enclosing the connector assembly. The connector assembly includes an electrically insulative segment, a first electrically conductive segment, and a second electrically conductive segment axially spaced apart from the first electrically conductive segment by the electrically insulative segment. Each electrically conductive segment includes a connector ring, a spring housing and a spring supported by the spring housing. The connector ring and spring housing are in electrical communication with each other. The electrically insulative segment includes an insulator ring that is positioned between the first and second electrically conductive segments. The insulator ring includes a first end and a second end axially opposite the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Asghar Dadashian, Kavous Sahabi, Avi Bilu, Ofer Rosenzweig, Arees Garabed, Armando M. Cappa, Evan Sheldon, Xiangqun Chen, Alexander Robertson
  • Publication number: 20200161750
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device including a housing containing an electrical circuit. The implantable electronic device further includes an antenna assembly coupled to the electrical circuit. The antenna assembly includes an antenna including a dielectric antenna body within which an antenna trace is disposed. Portions of the antenna trace are disposed in offset transverse layers in a non-overlapping arrangement, thereby reducing capacitive coupling between the layers of the antenna trace. In certain implementations, the antenna assembly includes one or more capacitive features that selectively overlap portions of the antenna trace and facilitate tuning of the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Armando M. Cappa, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Alan B. Vogel, Wisit Lim, John R. Gonzalez, Alexander Robertson, Alex Soriano, Evan Sheldon, Perry Li, Jeffery Crook
  • Patent number: 10587038
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device having a housing containing an electrical circuit. The implantable electronic device further includes an antenna assembly coupled to the electrical circuit. The antenna assembly has an antenna with a dielectric antenna body within which an antenna trace is disposed. Portions of the antenna trace are disposed in offset transverse layers in a non-overlapping arrangement, thereby reducing capacitive coupling between the layers of the antenna trace. In certain implementations, the antenna assembly has one or more capacitive features that selectively overlap portions of the antenna trace and facilitate tuning of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Armando M. Cappa, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Alan B. Vogel, Wisit Lim, John R. Gonzalez, Alexander Robertson, Alex Soriano, Evan Sheldon, Perry Li, Jeffery Crook
  • Publication number: 20190117962
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device for use with an implantable medical lead. The implantable electronic device includes a housing and a header connector assembly coupled to the housing and adapted to receive the proximal lead end of the implantable medical lead. The header connector assembly includes a connector assembly including a connector, a feedthru extending through the housing, and a conductor coupling the feedthru to the connector. The conductor includes a first conductor segment and a second conductor segment offset from the first conductor segment and each of the first conductor segment and the second conductor segment are resistance welded to the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Shichan Chiang, Evan Sheldon, Armando M. Cappa
  • Publication number: 20180169418
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device. The device includes a housing and a header connector assembly coupled to the housing. The header connector assembly includes a DF4/IS4 assembly and a header including a bore. The DF4/IS4 assembly is locked within the bore via a locking datum arrangement that exists between the DF4/IS4 assembly and the header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Evan Sheldon, Armando M. Cappa, Christopher J. Fleck, Arees Garabed
  • Publication number: 20180168686
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for implanting an implantable cardiac monitor. An insertion system includes an implantable cardiac monitor (ICM). An insertion housing comprises a passage extending from a first end of the insertion housing to a second end of the insertion housing. The passage configured to receive the obturator and a receptacle in communication with the passage and an external environment. The receptacle configured to receive the ICM. An obturator is configured to move within the passage when the obturator is moved relative to the insertion housing. The obturator has a channel forming section at a distal end thereof and a motion limiter is provided on at least one of the shaft and the insertion housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Li Jin, Gene A. Bornzin, Zoltan Somogyi, Alex Soriano, Jake Singer, Tejpal Singh, Lisa Weinberg, Wenbo Hou, Julie Prillinger, Armando M. Cappa, Mtich Goodman, Tracee Eidenschink
  • Publication number: 20180131085
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device having a housing containing an electrical circuit. The implantable electronic device further includes an antenna assembly coupled to the electrical circuit. The antenna assembly has an antenna with a dielectric antenna body within which an antenna trace is disposed. Portions of the antenna trace are disposed in offset transverse layers in a non-overlapping arrangement, thereby reducing capacitive coupling between the layers of the antenna trace. In certain implementations, the antenna assembly has one or more capacitive features that selectively overlap portions of the antenna trace and facilitate tuning of the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Armando M. Cappa, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Alan B. Vogel, Wisit Lim, John R. Gonzalez, Alexander Robertson, Alex Soriano, Evan Sheldon, Perry Li, Jeffery Cook
  • Publication number: 20170354825
    Abstract: A pulse generator comprises a header connector assembly coupled with a housing. The header connector assembly includes a connector assembly and a header enclosing the connector assembly. The connector assembly includes an electrically insulative segment, a first electrically conductive segment, and a second electrically conductive segment axially spaced apart from the first electrically conductive segment by the electrically insulative segment. Each electrically conductive segment includes a connector ring, a spring housing and a spring supported by the spring housing. The connector ring and spring housing are in electrical communication with each other. The electrically insulative segment includes an insulator ring that is positioned between the first and second electrically conductive segments. The insulator ring includes a first end and a second end axially opposite the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Asghar Dadashian, Kavous Sahabi, Avi Bilu, Ofer Rosenzweig, Arees Garabed, Armando M. Cappa, Evan Sheldon, Xiangqun Chen, Alexander Robertson
  • Publication number: 20170182326
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a disposable enclosure for use with a trial neurostimulation device configured to electrically couple with a neurostimulation lead for implant within a patient. The trial neurostimulation device includes a pulse generator portion. The disposable enclosure includes a first wall structure, a second wall structure opposite the first wall structure, a volume between the first and second wall structures, and a header. The volume is configured to receive therein the pulse generator portion. The header is configured to electrically couple with the neurostimulation lead. The header is supported in the disposable enclosure adjacent the volume and configured to electrically couple with the pulse generator portion when the pulse generator portion is located in the volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Jenner Joseph, Katie Hoberman, Zoltan Somogyi, Chris Condit, Heidi Hellman, Armando M. Cappa, Samir Shah, Geronimo Hernandez, Federico Gutierrez, Allan R. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20160067502
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a disposable enclosure for use with a trial neurostimulation device configured to electrically couple with a neurostimulation lead for implant within a patient. The trial neurostimulation device includes a pulse generator portion. The disposable enclosure includes a first wall structure, a second wall structure opposite the first wall structure, a volume between the first and second wall structures, and a header. The volume is configured to receive therein the pulse generator portion. The header is configured to electrically couple with the neurostimulation lead. The header is supported in the disposable enclosure adjacent the volume and configured to electrically couple with the pulse generator portion when the pulse generator portion is located in the volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Jenner Joseph, Katie Hoberman, Zoltan Somogyi, Chris Condit, Heidi Hellman, Armando M. Cappa, Samir Shah, Geronimo Hernandez, Federico Gutierrez, Allan R. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 8692559
    Abstract: An interface device provides one or more electrical connection points disposed on a connector sleeve. The connection points provide electrical communication between a lead connector end of an implantable medical lead and one or more leads of a testing device in such a manner as to minimize potential damage to the lead connector end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Jin, Hanson Chang, Keith Victorine, Tyler Strang, Armando M. Cappa
  • Patent number: 8527060
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a shield for shielding a telemetry wand from electromagnetical interference capable of interfering with telemetry communications between the telemetry wand and an AIMD in a patient. The telemetry wand may include a first side that is configured to be placed against a patient, a second side generally opposite the first side, a lateral side between the first and second sides, a hole extending between the first and second sides, and a cable extending from the lateral side. The shield may include a shell including a wall that defines a volume and an opening in the shell. The volume may be configured to receive therein the telemetry wand such that the second and lateral sides of the telemetry wand face respective portions of the wall and the first side faces the opening in the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Armando M. Cappa, J. Terry Benson, Robel Borja, Allan R. Schwartz, Anthony Li
  • Publication number: 20130131759
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a shield for shielding a telemetry wand from electromagnetical interference capable of interfering with telemetry communications between the telemetry wand and an AIMD in a patient. The telemetry wand may include a first side that is configured to be placed against a patient, a second side generally opposite the first side, a lateral side between the first and second sides, a hole extending between the first and second sides, and a cable extending from the lateral side. The shield may include a shell including a wall that defines a volume and an opening in the shell. The volume may be configured to receive therein the telemetry wand such that the second and lateral sides of the telemetry wand face respective portions of the wall and the first side faces the opening in the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Armando M. Cappa, J. Terry Benson, Robel Borja, Allan R. Schwartz, Anthony Li
  • Publication number: 20130021040
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure involve an internal pulse generator for administering electrotherapy via an implantable medical lead having a lead connector end on a proximal end of the lead. In addition, implementations involve testing of the medical lead at the proximal lead connector end to ensure proper placement of the lead, and an interface device for facilitating the connection of the proximal lead connector end to a testing device. The interface device may provide for one or more electrical connection points disposed on a connector sleeve. The connection points provide electrical communication between the lead connector end of the lead and one or more leads of a testing device in such a manner as to minimize potential damage to the lead connector end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Li Jin, Hanson Chang, Keith Victorine, Tyler Strang, Armando M. Cappa
  • Patent number: 8060212
    Abstract: Exemplary external medical devices are configurable to communicate with an implantable medical device (IMD). One medical device includes multiple IMD telemetry ports operable to connect IMD telemetry mechanisms to the medical device. The medical device also includes a control unit configured to control the IMD telemetry mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald R. Rios, Gregory C. Bevan, Eliot L. Ostrow, Armando M. Cappa, Allan R. Schwartz, George L. Walls
  • Patent number: 7777140
    Abstract: A universal cable connector for detachably connecting a stimulation lead to a system analyzer includes a nonconductive connector block for releasably receiving and holding fixed a proximate contact electrically in continuity with a distal electrode, a cable for selectively electrically interconnecting the proximate contact and the system analyzer, and a switch mechanism for selectively connecting electrically the system analyzer cable with the proximate contact thereby enabling the system analyzer to determine the efficacy of the chosen body tissue site. The connector block includes a nest region for receiving the proximal end of the lead and the switch mechanism includes a switch contact electrically engaged with the cable and movable between a first position disengaged from an associated and selected exposed proximate contact and a second position engaged with the proximate contact for electrically connecting the distal electrode to the system analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Armando M. Cappa, J. Terry Benson