Patents by Inventor Carl Lance Boling

Carl Lance Boling 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: 20210113718
    Abstract: A method for generating microbubbles may include providing a syringe having a barrel defining an interior volume, a plunger, a tip and a check valve assembly. The check valve assembly may have an inlet port; a check valve that is configured to open when the plunger is drawn back by a user; and a nozzle in fluid communication with the interior volume and, when the check valve is open, in fluid communication with the inlet port. The method may include drawing liquid into the interior volume; removing a seal from the inlet port and drawing gas adjacent the inlet ports into the interior volume to form microbubbles in the liquid already drawn in; coupling the tip to an intravenous line associated with a patient undergoing a bubble study; and depressing the plunger to force the liquid and the formed microbubbles into the intravenous line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Agitated Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Arcand, Carl Lance Boling, Morgan Clyburn, Micah J. Eimer, Jennifer Chmura
  • Publication number: 20200129763
    Abstract: A biostimulator, such as a leadless cardiac pacemaker, including an electrical feedthrough assembly mounted on a housing, is described. An electronics compartment of the housing can contain an electronics assembly to generate a pacing impulse, and the electrical feedthrough assembly can include an electrode tip to deliver the pacing impulse to a target tissue. A monolithically formed electrode body can have a pin integrated with a cup. The pin can be electrically connected to the electronics assembly, and the cup can be electrically connected to the electrode tip. Accordingly, the biostimulator can transmit the pacing impulse through the monolithic pin and cup to the target tissue. The cup can hold a filler having a therapeutic agent for delivery to the target tissue and may include retention elements for maintaining the filler at a predetermined location within the cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Paspa, Thomas B. Eby, Matthew G. Fishler, Carl Lance Boling, Thomas Robert Luhrs, Russell Klehn, Tyler J. Strang, Arees Garabed, Kavous Sahabi, Brett Villavicencio, Wes Alleman, Alex Soriano, Matthew R. Malone, Conor P. Foley
  • Patent number: 10441783
    Abstract: A medical tool includes a rotation mechanism that further includes a warning feature. The warning feature provides an indication when the rotation mechanism has achieved a number of rotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Nee, Bradley Knippel, Daniel Coyle, Jennifer Heisel, Bernhard Arnar, Brett Hillukka, Tracee Eidenschink, Thomas B. Eby, Paul Paspa, Joseph Ramon Callol, Thomas Robert Luhrs, Carl Lance Boling
  • Publication number: 20190134413
    Abstract: A biostimulator, such as a leadless cardiac pacemaker, including a fixation element to engage tissue and one or more backstop elements to resist back-out from the tissue, is described. The fixation element can be mounted on a housing of the biostimulator such that a helix of the fixation element extends distally to a leading point. The leading point can be located on a distal face of the helix at a position that is proximal from a center of the distal face. The backstop elements can include non-metallic filaments, such as sutures, or can include a pinch point of the biostimulator. The backstop features can grip the tissue to prevent unscrewing of the fixation element. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Craig E. Mar, Thomas B. Eby, Paul Paspa, Sondra Orts, Matthew G. Fishler, Stephen Lee, Carl Lance Boling, Thomas Robert Luhrs
  • Patent number: 10105536
    Abstract: A leadless pulse generator is disclosed herein. The leadless pulse generator has a body, a helical anchor, an electrode, and a sleeve. The body includes a distal end and a proximal end opposite the distal end. The helical anchor distally extends from the distal end. The electrode is at the distal end. The sleeve distally extends from the distal end and has a proximal face and a distal face opposite the proximal face. The proximal face is adjacent the body. The sleeve coaxially extends about the helical anchor and further has a biased state wherein the distal face is near a distal tip of the helical anchor. The sleeve is configured to compress such that the distal face displaces proximally towards the proximal face upon the distal face being forced against the cardiac tissue in the course of the helical anchor screwing into the cardiac tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Sondra Orts, Carl Lance Boling, Matthew G. Fishler, Benjamin F. James, IV, Xiangqun Chen
  • Patent number: 10098662
    Abstract: A surgical tool configured to facilitate delivery of a neurostimulator to a craniofacial region of a subject includes a handle portion, an elongate shaft having a contoured distal portion, and an insertion groove on the elongate shaft. The elongate shaft is configured to be advanced under a zygomatic bone along a maxillary tuberosity towards a pterygopalatine fossa. The distal portion includes a distal dissecting tip. The insertion groove is configured to receive, support, and guide a medical device or instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Autonomic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Lance Boling, Anthony V. Caparso, Francis A. Papay, Ryan Powell, Jennifer Teng, Morgan Clyburn
  • Publication number: 20180133465
    Abstract: A leadless pulse generator is disclosed herein. The leadless pulse generator has a body, a helical anchor, an electrode, and a sleeve. The body includes a distal end and a proximal end opposite the distal end. The helical anchor distally extends from the distal end. The electrode is at the distal end. The sleeve distally extends from the distal end and has a proximal face and a distal face opposite the proximal face. The proximal face is adjacent the body. The sleeve coaxially extends about the helical anchor and further has a biased state wherein the distal face is near a distal tip of the helical anchor. The sleeve is configured to compress such that the distal face displaces proximally towards the proximal face upon the distal face being forced against the cardiac tissue in the course of the helical anchor screwing into the cardiac tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Sondra Orts, Carl Lance Boling, Matthew G. Fishler, Benjamin F. James, IV, Xiangqun Chen
  • Patent number: 9907953
    Abstract: A leadless pulse generator is disclosed herein. The leadless pulse generator has a body, a helical anchor, an electrode, and a sleeve. The body includes a distal end and a proximal end opposite the distal end. The helical anchor distally extends from the distal end. The electrode is at the distal end. The sleeve distally extends from the distal end and has a proximal face and a distal face opposite the proximal face. The proximal face is adjacent the body. The sleeve coaxially extends about the helical anchor and further has a biased state wherein the distal face is near a distal tip of the helical anchor. The sleeve is configured to compress such that the distal face displaces proximally towards the proximal face upon the distal face being forced against the cardiac tissue in the course of the helical anchor screwing into the cardiac tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Sondra Orts, Carl Lance Boling, Matthew G. Fishler, Benjamin F. James, IV, Xiangqun Chen
  • Publication number: 20180050192
    Abstract: A medical tool includes a rotation mechanism that further includes a warning feature. The warning feature provides an indication when the rotation mechanism has achieved a number of rotations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Nee, Bradley Knippel, Daniel Coyle, Jennifer Heisel, Bernhard Arnar, Brett Hillukka, Tracee Eidenschink, Thomas B. Eby, Paul Paspa, Joseph Ramon Callol, Thomas Robert Luhrs, Carl Lance Boling
  • Patent number: 9757572
    Abstract: Various methods for laser welding biocompatible material for use in implantable medical devices are disclosed. A method for laser processing includes applying a laser beam to a biocompatible material comprising at least 85% by weight zirconium oxide (ZrO2) or “zirconia” in an oxygen-free environment and depleting the material of oxygen. The depletion of oxygen converts the zirconium oxide to elemental zirconium at an interface where the material is applied to the elemental zirconium. In one embodiment, the present invention provides for an implantable medical device or component thereof made of a biocompatible material comprising zirconium oxide. The device includes a substrate that has an intrinsic conductive pathway comprising elemental zirconium that extends from a first surface to a second surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Autonomic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Lance Boling, Benjamin David Pless
  • Publication number: 20170143959
    Abstract: An implantable medical device is provided for the suppression or prevention of pain, movement disorders, epilepsy, cerebrovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, sleep disorders, autonomic disorders, abnormal metabolic states, disorders of the muscular system, and neuropsychiatric disorders in a patient. The implantable medical device can be a neurostimulator configured to be implanted on or near a cranial nerve to treat headache or other neurological disorders. One aspect of the implantable medical device is that it includes an electronics enclosure, a substrate integral to the electronics enclosure, and a monolithic feed-through integral to the electronics enclosure and the substrate. In some embodiments, the implantable medical device can include a fixation apparatus for attaching the device to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Carl Lance Boling, Benjamin David Pless, Ryan Powell, Anthony V. Caparso
  • Publication number: 20170106185
    Abstract: A leadless pulse generator is disclosed herein. The leadless pulse generator has a body, a helical anchor, an electrode, and a sleeve. The body includes a distal end and a proximal end opposite the distal end. The helical anchor distally extends from the distal end. The electrode is at the distal end. The sleeve distally extends from the distal end and has a proximal face and a distal face opposite the proximal face. The proximal face is adjacent the body. The sleeve coaxially extends about the helical anchor and further has a biased state wherein the distal face is near a distal tip of the helical anchor. The sleeve is configured to compress such that the distal face displaces proximally towards the proximal face upon the distal face being forced against the cardiac tissue in the course of the helical anchor screwing into the cardiac tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Sondra Orts, Carl Lance Boling, Matthew G. Fishler, Benjamin F. James, IV, Xiangqun Chen
  • Patent number: 9554694
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for delivering a neurostimulator to a target tissue are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is a delivery tool comprising a handle portion, an elongate shaft comprising a contoured distal portion, a visualization system embedded in the elongate shaft, and an insertion groove on the elongate shaft configured to deploy the neurostimulator. The contoured distal portion can be shaped and configured to maintain contact with a posterior maxilla and elevate a periosteum off of the posterior maxilla to avoid soft tissue dissection. In some embodiments, the neurostimulator is implanted in close proximity to or touching the sphenopalatine ganglion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Autonomic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin David Pless, Carl Lance Boling, Anthony V. Caparso
  • Patent number: 9550057
    Abstract: A surgical guide to facilitate delivery of a therapy delivery device into the pterygopalatine fossa of a subject includes a curvilinear body having a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and an intermediate portion extending between the distal and proximal end portions. The proximal end portion is defined by oppositely disposed first and second surfaces. The proximal end portion and the intermediate portion define a longitudinal plane that extends between the proximal and distal end portions. The distal end portion has an arcuate configuration relative to the longitudinal plane and is defined by oppositely disposed third and fourth surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Francis A. Papay, Carl Lance Boling
  • Publication number: 20170007283
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure includes a neurostimulator delivery apparatus. The apparatus includes a handle portion, an elongate shaft extending from the handle portion, and a distal deployment portion. The distal deployment portion is configured to releasably mate with a neurostimulator. The neurostimulator is sized and configured for implantation into a craniofacial region of a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Carl Lance Boling, Anthony V. Caparso, Ryan Powell, Jennifer Teng, Morgan Clyburn
  • Patent number: 9456836
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure includes a neurostimulator delivery apparatus. The apparatus includes a handle portion, an elongate shaft extending from the handle portion, and a distal deployment portion. The distal deployment portion is configured to releasably mate with a neurostimulator. The neurostimulator is sized and configured for implantation into a craniofacial region of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: AUTONOMIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Carl Lance Boling, Anthony V. Caparso, Ryan Powell, Jennifer Teng, Morgan Clyburn
  • Publication number: 20160081716
    Abstract: A surgical tool configured to facilitate delivery of a neurostimulator to a craniofacial region of a subject includes a handle portion, an elongate shaft having a contoured distal portion, and an insertion groove on the elongate shaft. The elongate shaft is configured to be advanced under a zygomatic bone along a maxillary tuberosity towards a pterygopalatine fossa. The distal portion includes a distal dissecting tip. The insertion groove is configured to receive, support, and guide a medical device or instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Carl Lance Boling, Anthony V. Caparso, Francis A. Papay, Ryan Powell, Jennifer Teng, Morgan Clyburn
  • Publication number: 20160008608
    Abstract: An implantable medical device is provided for the suppression or prevention of pain, movement disorders, epilepsy, cerebrovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, sleep disorders, autonomic disorders, abnormal metabolic states, disorders of the muscular system, and neuropsychiatric disorders in a patient. The implantable medical device can be a neurostimulator configured to be implanted on or near a cranial nerve to treat headache or other neurological disorders. One aspect of the implantable medical device is that it includes an electronics enclosure, a substrate integral to the electronics enclosure, and a monolithic feed-through integral to the electronics enclosure and the substrate. In some embodiments, the implantable medical device can include a fixation apparatus for attaching the device to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Carl Lance BOLING, Benjamin David PLESS, Ryan POWELL, Anthony V. CAPARSO
  • Patent number: 9220524
    Abstract: A surgical tool configured to facilitate delivery of a neurostimulator to a craniofacial region of a subject includes a handle portion, an elongate shaft having a contoured distal portion, and an insertion groove on the elongate shaft. The elongate shaft is configured to be advanced under a zygomatic bone along a maxillary tuberosity towards a pterygopalatine fossa. The distal portion includes a distal dissecting tip. The insertion groove is configured to receive, support, and guide a medical device or instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignees: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Autonomic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Lance Boling, Anthony V. Caparso, Francis A. Papay, Ryan Powell, Jennifer Teng, Morgan Clyburn
  • Patent number: 9216285
    Abstract: A leadless implantable medical device (IMD) may include an electrode, a housing, and an energy transfer component. The housing retains a pulse generator configured to provide stimulation energy for delivery to a tissue of interest, a power supply, a memory storing programmable instructions, and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory. The processor is responsive to the programmable instructions to control operation of the leadless IMD. The electrode is securely affixed to the tissue of interest. The housing includes first and second body portions mated to one another at a detachable interface. The electrode is coupled to the second body portion. The energy transfer component is distributed between the first and second body portions and is configured to convey at least one of stimulation energy or sensed signals across the detachable interface when the first and second body portions are mated to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Lance Boling, Gene A. Bornzin, Yelena Nabutovsky, Avi Fischer