Patents by Inventor Brad C. Tischendorf

Brad C. Tischendorf 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: 10792488
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to the nerve through the deep fascia tissue layer via implantable medical device electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20200261732
    Abstract: A feedthrough assembly includes: a ferrule; an insulating structure; and a seal fixedly securing the insulating structure within the ferrule, the seal comprising a glass and single-phase particulate dispersed therein; wherein the glass includes: 25% to 40% B2O3; 0 to 25% CaO; 0 to 25% MgO; 0 to 25% SrO; 0 to 10% La2O3; 5% to 15% SiO2; and 10% to 20% Al2O3; wherein all percentages are mole percentages of the glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Andrew J. Thom
  • Patent number: 10433737
    Abstract: In some examples, an implantable medical device (IMD) comprises an electrochemical cell compartment that may define a barrier between an inside of the compartment and an outside of the compartment. The IMD may include an electrically conducting pad. The IMD may comprise an electrically conducting pin coupled to the pad. The pad may include top and bottom sides. The pin may extend from the bottom side of the pad. The pad may be positioned outside of the compartment and the pin may extend through an aperture in the compartment from inside the compartment to pad positioned outside of the electrochemical cell compartment. The IMD may include an electrically insulating material surrounding the aperture and between the bottom side of the pad and the compartment. The insulating material may insulate the pad from the barrier and form a seal between the inside of the compartment and the outside of the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Christian S. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10413747
    Abstract: An implantable active medical device includes a housing defining a hermetic cavity, a lead connector receptacle extending into the implantable active medical device, and a solid state light source disposed within the hermetic cavity and optically coupled to the lead connector receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian S. Nielsen, Kunal J. Paralikar, Brad C. Tischendorf, John D. Norton, Markus W. Reiterer, Andrew J. Thom, Gordon O. Munns
  • Patent number: 10350422
    Abstract: In some examples, a feedthrough assembly a ferrule including a base portion and at least one projection extending from the base portion; a capacitive filter positioned adjacent the base portion of the ferrule such that an outer wall of the capacitive filter faces an inner wall of the at least one projection of the ferrule; a conductive pin extending through an aperture in the ferrule and an aperture in the capacitive filter; and an electrically conductive material between the inner wall of the at least one projection of the ferrule and outer wall of the capacitive filter that electrically couples the ferrule and the capacitive filter to ground the capacitive filter, wherein the inner wall of the at least one projection of the ferrule and the outer wall of the capacitive filter are tapered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Sanders, Paul B. Aamodt, Simon E. Goldman, Scott J. Robinson, Brad C. Tischendorf
  • Publication number: 20190201709
    Abstract: An implantable active medical device system includes an active medical device and a lead extending between a proximal portion electrically coupled to the active medical device and a distal end portion configured to emit light. The distal end portion includes a solid state light source disposed within a light transmissive ring element. The light transmissive ring element forms an exterior segment of the distal end portion. The light transmissive ring element defines at least a portion of a hermetic cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Gordon O. Munns, Christian S. Nielsen, John D. Norton, Markus W. Reiterer, Andrew J. Thom, Kunal J. Paralikar
  • Publication number: 20190183472
    Abstract: A medical device system for delivering a neuromodulation therapy includes a delivery tool for deploying an implantable medical device at a neuromodulation therapy site. The implantable medical device includes a housing, an electronic circuit within the housing, and an electrical lead comprising a lead body extending between a proximal end coupled to the housing and a distal end extending away from the housing and at least one electrode carried by the lead body. The delivery tool includes a first cavity for receiving the housing and a second cavity for receiving the lead. The first cavity and the second cavity are in direct communication for receiving and deploying the housing and the lead coupled to the housing concomitantly as a single unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20190126028
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) has a housing enclosing an electronic circuit. The housing includes a first housing portion, a second housing portion and a joint coupling the first housing portion to the second housing portion. A polymer seal is positioned in the joint in various embodiments. Other embodiments of an IMD housing are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, John E. Kast, Thomas P. Miltich, Gordon O. Munns, Randy S. Roles, Craig L. Schmidt, Joseph J. Viavattine, Christian S. Nielsen, Prabhakar A. Tamirisa, Anthony M. Chasensky, Markus W. Reiterer, Chris J. Paidosh, Reginald D. Robinson, Bernard Q. Li, Erik R. Scott, Phillip C. Falkner, Xuan K. Wei, Eric H. Bonde
  • Patent number: 10258789
    Abstract: A medical device system for delivering a neuromodulation therapy includes a delivery tool for deploying an implantable medical device at a neuromodulation therapy site. The implantable medical device includes a housing, an electronic circuit within the housing, and an electrical lead comprising a lead body extending between a proximal end coupled to the housing and a distal end extending away from the housing and at least one electrode carried by the lead body. The delivery tool includes a first cavity for receiving the housing and a second cavity for receiving the lead. The first cavity and the second cavity are in direct communication for receiving and deploying the housing and the lead coupled to the housing concomitantly as a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, EriK R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Patent number: 10245441
    Abstract: An implantable active medical device system includes an active medical device and a lead extending between a proximal portion electrically coupled to the active medical device and a distal end portion configured to emit light. The distal end portion includes a solid state light source disposed within a light transmissive ring element. The light transmissive ring element forms an exterior segment of the distal end portion. The light transmissive ring element defines at least a portion of a hermetic cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Gordon O. Munns, Christian S. Nielsen, John D. Norton, Markus W. Reiterer, Andrew J. Thom, Kunal J. Paralikar
  • Patent number: 10201335
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) has a housing enclosing an electronic circuit. The housing includes a first housing portion, a second housing portion and a joint coupling the first housing portion to the second housing portion. A polymer seal is positioned in the joint in various embodiments. Other embodiments of an IMD housing are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, John E. Kast, Thomas P. Miltich, Gordon O. Munns, Randy S. Roles, Craig L. Schmidt, Joseph J. Viavattine, Christian S. Nielsen, Prabhakar A. Tamirisa, Anthony M. Chasensky, Markus W. Reiterer, Chris J. Paidosh, Reginald D. Robinson, Bernard Q. Li, Erik R. Scott, Phillip C. Falkner, Xuan K. Wei, Eric H. Bonde
  • Publication number: 20180353762
    Abstract: In some examples, a feedthrough assembly a ferrule including a base portion and at least one projection extending from the base portion; a capacitive filter positioned adjacent the base portion of the ferrule such that an outer wall of the capacitive filter faces an inner wall of the at least one projection of the ferrule; a conductive pin extending through an aperture in the ferrule and an aperture in the capacitive filter; and an electrically conductive material between the inner wall of the at least one projection of the ferrule and outer wall of the capacitive filter that electrically couples the ferrule and the capacitive filter to ground the capacitive filter, wherein the inner wall of the at least one projection of the ferrule and the outer wall of the capacitive filter are tapered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew J. SANDERS, Paul B. AAMODT, Simon E. GOLDMAN, Scott J. ROBINSON, Brad C. TISCHENDORF
  • Publication number: 20180214032
    Abstract: In some examples, an implantable medical device (IMD) comprises an electrochemical cell compartment that may define a barrier between an inside of the compartment and an outside of the compartment. The IMD may include an electrically conducting pad. The IMD may comprise an electrically conducting pin coupled to the pad. The pad may include top and bottom sides. The pin may extend from the bottom side of the pad. The pad may be positioned outside of the compartment and the pin may extend through an aperture in the compartment from inside the compartment to pad positioned outside of the electrochemical cell compartment. The IMD may include an electrically insulating material surrounding the aperture and between the bottom side of the pad and the compartment. The insulating material may insulate the pad from the barrier and form a seal between the inside of the compartment and the outside of the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Christian S. Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20180168564
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to the nerve through the deep fascia tissue layer via implantable medical device electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Patent number: 9950180
    Abstract: A implantable active medical device includes a chassis plate having a first major surface and an opposing second major surface, an elongate lead connector fixed to the first major surface and extending orthogonally away from the first major surface and a circuit board fixed to the first major surface and extending orthogonally away from the first major surface. A hermetic housing defines a sealed housing cavity. The hermetic housing is fixed to the first major surface. The elongate lead connector and the circuit board are disposed within the sealed housing cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Darren A. Janzig, Gerald Lindner, Chris J. Paidosh, Andrew J. Thom, Brad C. Tischendorf
  • Patent number: 9943695
    Abstract: A medical device lead connector includes two or more electrically conducting contact rings spaced apart by electrically insulating glass material. The electrically insulating glass material fixes the two or more electrically conducting contact rings in axial alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC
    Inventors: John E. Kast, Darren A. Janzig, Chris J. Paidosh, Andrew J. Thom, Brad C. Tischendorf, Gerald G. Lindner
  • Patent number: 9931107
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to the nerve through the deep fascia tissue layer via implantable medical device electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Patent number: 9724784
    Abstract: In general, the disclosure is directed toward transmitting radiant energy across a boundary of a medical device via an optical feedthrough. A system for transmitting radiant energy across a boundary of a medical device includes a first functional module of a medical device, a second functional module of the medical device, an optical feedthrough assembly coupled to the first functional module, and a radiant energy source that emits a beam through the optical feedthrough assembly to perform a manufacturing process on the first functional module and the second functional module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Reginald D. Robinson, David D. Differding, James A. Johnson, Bernard Q. Li, Gerald G. Lindner, Brad C. Tischendorf, Andrew J. Thom
  • Publication number: 20170072189
    Abstract: A medical device lead connector includes electrically conducting contact rings spaced apart by an electrically insulating ring and in axial alignment. The electrically conducting contact ring and the insulating ring having an interface bond on an atomic level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Darren A. Janzig, Andrew J. Thom, Chris J. Paidosh, Brad C. Tischendorf, Gerald G. Lindner
  • Publication number: 20160331978
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) has a housing enclosing an electronic circuit. The housing includes a first housing portion, a second housing portion and a joint coupling the first housing portion to the second housing portion. A polymer seal is positioned in the joint in various embodiments. Other embodiments of an IMD housing are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, John E. Kast, Thomas P. Miltich, Gordon O. Munns, Randy S. Roles, Craig L. Schmidt, Joseph J. Viavattine, Christian S. Nielsen, Prabhakar A. Tamirisa, Anthony M. Chasensky, Markus W. Reiterer, Chris J. Paidosh, Reginald D. Robinson, Bernard Q. Li, Erik R. Scott, Phillip C. Falkner, Xuan K. Wei, Eric H. Bonde