Patents by Inventor Bradley A. Jascob

Bradley A. Jascob 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: 9675424
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for electromagnetic navigation of a surgical probe near a metal object. The electromagnetic navigation system includes a transmitter coil array and a shield. The transmitter coil array has a plurality of transmitter coils and is operable to generate the electromagnetic field to navigate the probe. The shield is positioned adjacent the metal object and is operable to shield the metal object from the electromagnetic field generated by the transmitter coil array, such that the shield substantially reduces distortion of the electromagnetic field by the metal object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SURGICAL NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley Jascob, David Simon, Paul Kessman, Aaron Smith
  • Publication number: 20170151022
    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: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Bradley A. JASCOB, Laurent Verard, Joel S. Hughes, Steven L. Hartmann, John J. Kappus, Joseph Moctezuma, Matthew F. Dicorleto, John B. Clayton
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9216257
    Abstract: A system to generate a navigation field relative to an implanted device is disclosed. The system can include a small and/or thin localizer array positioned in the implanted device. A power management scheme and circuits can be provided to conserve and resource power in the implanted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    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: 9113812
    Abstract: A system can include an implantable device, an instrument, a display device and a processor. The implantable device can include a port and a localizer for generating a navigation field. The instrument can include a tracking device for sensing the navigation field. The processor can be operably coupled to the tracking and display devices and operable to determine a real-time location of the instrument relative to the port and a trajectory of the instrument relative to an insertion axis of the port. The processor system can be operable to cause the display device to graphically render the instrument as a plurality of two or three-dimensional rings positioned around an axis coincident with the determined trajectory and in spaced relation to each other along the axis. A first ring of the plurality of rings can be positioned at the determined instrument location relative to a graphical representation of the port location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    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
  • Publication number: 20140148692
    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: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. HARTMANN, Bruce L. BURG, Andrew BZOSTEK, Matthew W. KOENIG, Brad JACOBSEN, Bradley A. JASCOB, Paul KESSMAN
  • Patent number: 8737708
    Abstract: A patient defines a patient space in which an instrument can be tracked and navigated. An image space is defined by image data that can be registered to the patient space. A tracking device can be connected to a member in a known manner that includes imageable portions that generate image points in the image data. Selected image slices or portions can be used to register reconstructed image data to the patient space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Hartmann, Bradley A. Jascob, Brandon Merkl, Matthew F. Dicorleto
  • Patent number: 8731641
    Abstract: A navigation system or combination of navigation systems can be used to provide two or more types of navigation or modalities of navigation to navigate a single instrument. The single instrument can be positioned within the patient and tracked. For example, both an Electromagnetic (EM) and Electropotential (EP) navigation system can be used to navigate an instrument within a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Hartmann, Andrew Bzostek, Bradley A. Jascob
  • Patent number: 8644907
    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: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigaton, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Hartmann, Bruce M. Burg, Andrew Bzostek, Matthew W. Koenig, Brad Jacobsen, Bradley A. Jascob, Paul Kessman
  • Publication number: 20130303896
    Abstract: A system can include an implantable device, an instrument, a display device and a processor. The implantable device can include a port and a localizer for generating a navigation field. The instrument can include a tracking device for sensing the navigation field. The processor can be operably coupled to the tracking and display devices and operable to determine a real-time location of the instrument relative to the port and a trajectory of the instrument relative to an insertion axis of the port. The processor system can be operable to cause the display device to graphically render the instrument as a plurality of two or three-dimensional rings positioned around an axis coincident with the determined trajectory and in spaced relation to each other along the axis. A first ring of the plurality of rings can be positioned at the determined instrument location relative to a graphical representation of the port location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Scott L. KALPIN, Andrew BZOSTEK, Steven L. HARTMANN, Matthew W. KOENIG, Brad JACOBSEN, Scott A. SARKINEN, Peter J. BOROWITZ, Bradley A. JASCOB
  • Publication number: 20130296830
    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: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    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: 8549732
    Abstract: A surgical navigation system for navigating a region of a patient includes a non-invasive dynamic reference frame and/or fiducial marker, sensor tipped instruments, and isolator circuits. The dynamic reference frame may be repeatably placed on the patient in a precise location for guiding the instruments. The instruments may be precisely guided by positioning sensors near moveable portions of the instruments. Electrical sources may be electrically isolated from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce M. Burg, John H. Dukesherer, Bradley A. Jascob, Paul Kessman
  • Patent number: 8494614
    Abstract: A navigation system or combination of navigation systems can be used to provide two or more navigation modalities to navigate a single instrument in a volume. For example, both an Electromagnetic (EM) and Electropotential (EP) navigation system can be used to navigate an instrument within the volume. Image data can also be illustrated relative to a tracked position of the instrument in the volume for navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignees: Regents of the University of Minnesota, Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Kenneth Gardeski, Jean Carver, Kendra Yasger, Michael R. Neidert, Lane A. Phillips, Laurent Verard, Steven L. Hartmann, Andrew Bzostek, Bradley A. Jascob
  • Patent number: 8494613
    Abstract: A navigation system or combination of navigation systems can be used to provide two or more navigation modalities to navigate a single instrument in a volume. For example, both an Electromagnetic (EM) and Electropotential (EP) navigation system can be used to navigate an instrument within the volume. Image data can also be illustrated relative to a tracked position of the instrument in the volume for navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Kenneth Gardeski, Jean Carver, Kendra Yasger, Michael R. Neidert, Laurent Verard, Steven L. Hartmann, Andrew Bzostek, Bradley A. Jascob
  • Patent number: 8483802
    Abstract: A system can include an implantable device, an instrument, a display device and a processor. The implantable device can include a port and a localizer for generating a navigation field. The instrument can include a tracking device for sensing the navigation field. The processor can be operably coupled to the tracking and display devices and operable to determine a real-time location of the instrument relative to the port and a trajectory of the instrument relative to an insertion axis of the port. The processor system can be operable to cause the display device to graphically render the instrument as a plurality of two or three-dimensional rings positioned around an axis coincident with the determined trajectory and in spaced relation to each other along the axis. A first ring of the plurality of rings can be positioned at the determined instrument location relative to a graphical representation of the port location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    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: 8475407
    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: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    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: 8467853
    Abstract: An image guided catheter navigation system for navigating a region of a patient includes an imaging device, a tracking device, a controller, and a display. The imaging device generates images of the region of the patient. The tracking device tracks the location of the catheter in the region of the patient. The controller superimposes an icon representing the catheter onto the images generated from the imaging device based upon the location of the catheter. The display displays the image of the region with the catheter superimposed onto the image at the current location of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Hunter, Bradley A. Jascob, Laurent Verard, James F. Kelley
  • Patent number: 8359730
    Abstract: A surgical navigation system for navigating a region of a patient includes a non-invasive dynamic reference frame and/or fiducial marker, sensor tipped instruments, and isolator circuits. The dynamic reference frame may be repeatably placed on the patient in a precise location for guiding the instruments. The instruments may be precisely guided by positioning sensors near moveable portions of the instruments. Electrical sources may be electrically isolated from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce M. Burg, John H. Dukesherer, Bradley A. Jascob, Paul Kessman