Patents by Inventor Brett Daniel Schleicher

Brett Daniel Schleicher 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: 20190009097
    Abstract: A stimulation system for a patient is provided. The system comprises: at least one implantable device comprising at least one implantable antenna; and an external device comprising at least one external antenna, wherein the at least one external antenna transfers power to the at least one implantable antenna. The at least one implantable device delivers therapy to the patient. A patient attachment device or body covering positions the at least one external antenna relative to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Fason HARTLEY, Christopher LINDEN, Daniel M. PIVONKA, Ji-Jon SIT, Lakshmi Narayan MISHRA, Logan PALMER, Brett Daniel SCHLEICHER, Mark David LONDBORG, James GOODMAN, James C. MAKOUS, Andre CASTILLO
  • Publication number: 20180361165
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Kristen Jaax, Rafael Carbunaru, Mun Pook Lui, Todd K. Whitehurst, Andrew DiGiore, Brett Daniel Schleicher, Gregory Baldwin, Michael A. Moffitt, Jeffery Van Funderburk, James C. Makous
  • Publication number: 20180256906
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of treating a patient comprising providing a medical apparatus comprising an external system and an implantable system, implanting the implantable system, and delivering at least one of power or data to the implantable system with the external system. The external system comprises: at least one external antenna configured to transmit a first transmission signal to the implantable system; an external transmitter configured to drive the at least one external antenna; an external power supply; and an external controller. The implantable system comprises: at least one implantable antenna configured to receive the first transmission signal from the first external device; an implantable receiver; at least one implantable functional element configured to interface with the patient; an implantable controller; an implantable energy storage assembly; and an implantable housing surrounding at least the implantable controller and the implantable receiver. Medical apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel PIVONKA, Anatoly YAKOVLEV, Michael J. PARTSCH, Lee Fason HARTLEY, James C. MAKOUS, Brett Daniel SCHLEICHER, Lakshmi Narayan MISHRA
  • Publication number: 20170296833
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Kristen Jaax, Rafael Carbunaru, Mun Pook Lui, Todd K. Whitehurst, Andrew DiGiore, Brett Daniel Schleicher, Gregory Baldwin, Michael A. Moffitt, Jeffery Van Funderburk, James C. Makous
  • Publication number: 20170151428
    Abstract: An anchoring unit for an implantable lead includes a body, a plurality of anchoring members, and at least one connecting element coupling together at least two of the anchoring members that are positioned adjacent to one another. The body is configured and arranged for positioning along a portion of an outer surface of a lead. The body has a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween. The first end is configured and arranged for placement on the lead so that the first end is positioned more distally on the lead than the second end. Each anchoring member has a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of each anchoring member extends from the body and the distal end of each anchoring member anchors to patient tissue upon implantation of the anchoring unit into the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Brett Daniel Schleicher, Michael Joo
  • Patent number: 9610435
    Abstract: An anchoring unit for an implantable lead includes a body, a plurality of anchoring members, and at least one connecting element coupling together at least two of the anchoring members that are positioned adjacent to one another. The body is configured and arranged for positioning along a portion of an outer surface of a lead. The body has a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween. The first end is configured and arranged for placement on the lead so that the first end is positioned more distally on the lead than the second end. Each anchoring member has a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of each anchoring member extends from the body and the distal end of each anchoring member anchors to patient tissue upon implantation of the anchoring unit into the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Brett Daniel Schleicher, Michael Joo
  • Publication number: 20160101291
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Kristen Jaax, Rafael Carbunaru, Mun Pook Lui, Todd K. Whitehurst, Andrew DiGiore, Brett Daniel Schleicher, Gregory Baldwin, Michael A. Moffitt, Jeffery Van Funderburk, James C. Makous
  • Publication number: 20160038672
    Abstract: Refill needles include a refill lumen for refilling a drug reservoir with a liquid and a venting channel for venting the device to be refilled. In various embodiments, the termini of the refill lumen and the venting channel are longitudinally displaced along the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: William Andrew Brandt, Julian D. Kavazov, David Mathew Wessel, Andrew Dunn, Brett Daniel Schleicher, Tuan Pham
  • Publication number: 20150365738
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a system for receiving wireless power includes a magnetic core and a plurality of layers of unbraided electrical conductors wrapped around the magnetic core. Each unbraided electrical conductor includes a first endpoint and a second endpoint; the first endpoint and the second endpoint are electrically connected to a circuit to provide power thereto, and two of the unbraided electrical conductors are electrically insulated from each other between the first endpoint and the second endpoint. The system may include a biocompatible, magnetically transparent, rigid polymer casing surrounding the magnetic core and at least a portion of the electrical conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Rick Purvis, William Andrew Brandt, Atoosa Lotfi, Didier Sagan, Fukang Jiang, Greg Harbers, Brett Daniel Schleicher, Nenad Jelisavcic, Yu-Chong Tai, Faysal Ahmed, Rudy Montalvo, Tuan Pham, Steven Arroyo
  • Publication number: 20150250998
    Abstract: An anchoring unit for an implantable lead includes a body, a plurality of anchoring members, and at least one connecting element coupling together at least two of the anchoring members that are positioned adjacent to one another. The body is configured and arranged for positioning along a portion of an outer surface of a lead. The body has a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween. The first end is configured and arranged for placement on the lead so that the first end is positioned more distally on the lead than the second end. Each anchoring member has a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of each anchoring member extends from the body and the distal end of each anchoring member anchors to patient tissue upon implantation of the anchoring unit into the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Brett Daniel Schleicher, Michael Joo
  • Patent number: 8751016
    Abstract: A nerve stimulation lead has a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal length. The nerve stimulation lead includes a plurality of electrodes disposed at the distal end, a plurality of terminals disposed at the proximal end, and a plurality of conductive wires electrically coupling the plurality of electrodes electrically to the plurality of terminals. The nerve stimulation lead also includes at least one anchoring unit disposed on the nerve stimulation lead. The at least one anchoring unit is configured and arranged for anchoring the nerve stimulation lead against a bony structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Brett Daniel Schleicher, Andrew DiGiore, Rafael Carbunaru, Courtney Lane, Kristen N. Jaax
  • Publication number: 20140088508
    Abstract: Drug-delivery devices for subcutaneous injections may be provided with pre-filled drug reservoirs and/or integrated needle-insertion mechanisms to increase ease of use of the devices. Certain device configurations include a needle disposed above or below the drug vial, parallel to the bottom wall of the device, with the needle-insertion mechanism placed at least partially side-by side with the vial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Ryan, Po-Ying Li, Conrad Diaz, Brett Daniel Schleicher, Sean Caffey
  • Publication number: 20140084860
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristen Jaax, Rafael Carbunaru, Mun Pook Lui, Todd K. Whitehurst, Andrew DiGiore, Brett Daniel Schleicher, Gregory Baldwin, Michael A. Moffitt, Jeffery Van Funderburk, James C. Makous
  • Patent number: 8666493
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for improving the fixation of implantable pulse generators. In one aspect, a device includes an implantable pulse generator that comprises electrical circuitry configured to generate an electrical pulse and a biocompatible casing that houses the electrical circuitry and on which a collection of electrodes and a collection of fixation elements are mounted. The electrodes are in electrical contact with the electrical circuitry and the fixation elements increase the surface area of the biocompatible casing to reduce the likelihood that the biocompatible casing shifts after implantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Brett Daniel Schleicher, Todd K. Whitehurst, Andrew DiGiore
  • Patent number: 8626297
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Kristen Jaax, Rafael Carbunaru, Mun Pook Lui, Todd K. Whitehurst, Andrew DiGiore, Brett Daniel Schleicher, Gregory Baldwin, Michael A. Moffitt, Jeffery Van Funderburk, Jim Makous
  • Publication number: 20130331918
    Abstract: A nerve stimulation lead has a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal length. The nerve stimulation lead includes a plurality of electrodes disposed at the distal end, a plurality of terminals disposed at the proximal end, and a plurality of conductive wires electrically coupling the plurality of electrodes electrically to the plurality of terminals. The nerve stimulation lead also includes at least one anchoring unit disposed on the nerve stimulation lead. The at least one anchoring unit is configured and arranged for anchoring the nerve stimulation lead against a bony structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brett Daniel Schleicher, Andrew DiGiore, Rafael Carbunaru, Courtney Lane, Kristen N. Jaax
  • Publication number: 20100256696
    Abstract: An anchoring unit for an implantable lead includes a body, a plurality of anchoring members, and at least one connecting element coupling together at least two of the anchoring members that are positioned adjacent to one another. The body is configured and arranged for positioning along a portion of an outer surface of a lead. The body has a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween. The first end is configured and arranged for placement on the lead so that the first end is positioned more distally on the lead than the second end. Each anchoring member has a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of each anchoring member extends from the body and the distal end of each anchoring member anchors to patient tissue upon implantation of the anchoring unit into the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Brett Daniel Schleicher, Michael Joo
  • Publication number: 20090082835
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Kristen Jaax, Rafael Carbunaru, Mun Pook Lui, Todd K. Whitehurst, Andrew DiGiore, Brett Daniel Schleicher, Gregory Baldwin, Michael A. Moffitt, Jeffery Van Funderburk, Jim Makous
  • Patent number: D770037
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: MINIPUMPS, LLC
    Inventors: Brett Daniel Schleicher, Nenad Jelisavcic, Fukang Jiang, Rick Purvis, Greg Harbers, Jason Shih, Sean Caffey, Mark Humayun, Octavio Cruz-Uribe, Evan Tsang