Patents by Inventor Dana Sachs

Dana Sachs 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: 10179236
    Abstract: Implantable leadless pacing devices and medical device systems including an implantable leadless pacing device are disclosed. An example implantable leadless pacing device may include a pacing capsule. The pacing capsule may include a housing. The housing may have a proximal region and a distal region. A first electrode may be disposed along the distal region. One or more anchoring members may be coupled to the distal region. The anchoring members may each include a region with a compound curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Haasl, Dana Sachs, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20190001119
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device including a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, an electrode positioned proximate the distal end of the housing configured to be positioned adjacent cardiac tissue, and a tissue anchoring member extending from the distal end of the housing configured to secure the housing to cardiac tissue. The device further includes a tissue engagement verification feature configured to provide feedback upon engagement of the tissue anchoring member in cardiac tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Benjamin J. Haasl, John M. Edgell, Dana Sachs
  • Patent number: 10080887
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device including a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, an electrode positioned proximate the distal end of the housing configured to be positioned adjacent cardiac tissue, and a tissue anchoring member extending from the distal end of the housing configured to secure the housing to cardiac tissue. The device further includes a tissue engagement verification feature configured to provide feedback upon engagement of the tissue anchoring member in cardiac tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Benjamin J. Haasl, John M. Edgell, Dana Sachs
  • Publication number: 20180264274
    Abstract: A leadless pacing device may include a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, and a set of one or more electrodes supported by the housing. The housing may include a first portion and a second portion, with a guide wire port extending through the second portion. A guide wire lumen may extend through the second portion of the housing and the guide wire port may be located at a proximal end of the guide wire lumen. An exposed electrode may be located on a side of the housing that is opposite a side on which the guide wire port is located. The leadless pacing device may include a fixing member on the housing and extending radially from the housing. The leadless pacing device may further include a proximal member extending proximally from a proximal end of the housing. The proximal member may be elongated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: BENJAMIN J. HAASL, DANA SACHS, ALLAN CHARLES SHUROS
  • Publication number: 20180207427
    Abstract: An electronics module for use in an Implantable Medical Device (IMD) may include a plurality of electrical components connected to form a circuit that includes a terminal and a potting material that supports the plurality of electrical components. The plurality of electrical components and the potting material together form a circuit sub-module in which the terminal is accessible from outside of the circuit sub-module. A metallic layer that conforms to an outer surface of the circuit sub-module is provided thereon such that the terminal is accessible from outside of the metallic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Erin Kristen Webb, Thomas Lee Williams, Dana Sachs, Danielle Frankson
  • Publication number: 20180207434
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) may include a fixation module, and a device module that is configured to be releasably connected to the fixation module. The device module may have a proximal end and a distal end, and may include a power source and a controller that is operably coupled to the power source. The controller may be configured to sense cardiac electrical activity via two or more electrodes and/or deliver pacing pulses via two or more electrodes. The device module may include a first part of a releasable connector while the fixation module may include a second part of the releasable connector, wherein the first part of the releasable connector and the second part of the releasable connector cooperate to releasably connect the device module with the fixation module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Erin Kristen Webb, Bryan J. Swackhamer, Dana Sachs
  • Patent number: 10029107
    Abstract: An electronics module for use in an Implantable Medical Device (IMD) may include a plurality of electrical components connected to form a circuit that includes a terminal and a potting material that supports the plurality of electrical components. The plurality of electrical components and the potting material together form a circuit sub-module in which the terminal is accessible from outside of the circuit sub-module. A metallic layer that conforms to an outer surface of the circuit sub-module is provided thereon such that the terminal is accessible from outside of the metallic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Erin Kristen Webb, Thomas Lee Williams, Dana Sachs, Danielle Frankson
  • Publication number: 20180001082
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device and associated retrieval features. The implantable device includes a docking member extending from the proximal end of the housing of the implantable device including a covering surrounding at least a portion of the docking member configured to facilitate retrieval of the implantable leadless cardiac pacing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: BRIAN L. SCHMIDT, BENJAMIN J. HAASL, JOHN M. EDGELL, DANA SACHS
  • Patent number: 9795781
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device and associated retrieval features. The implantable device includes a docking member extending from the proximal end of the housing of the implantable device including a covering surrounding at least a portion of the docking member configured to facilitate retrieval of the implantable leadless cardiac pacing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Benjamin J. Haasl, John M. Edgell, Dana Sachs
  • Patent number: 9700732
    Abstract: A retrieval device and an associated implantable cardiac pacing device. The retrieval device includes a retrieval catheter and a snare advanceable from the distal end of the retrieval catheter. The snare has a loop configured to be coupled to the docking member to draw the implantable cardiac pacing device into the lumen of the retrieval catheter. The retrieval catheter includes a retention feature in the lumen configured to engage the head portion of the docking member to facilitate retention of the implantable cardiac pacing device in the lumen after drawing the implantable cardiac pacing device into the lumen of the retrieval catheter with the snare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Dana Sachs
  • Patent number: 9610041
    Abstract: Fixation mechanism assemblies and methods are disclosed. A fixation mechanism assembly can include a first fixation member and a second fixation member moveably engaged with the first fixation member. The first fixation member can include a housing having a tissue facing surface and an opposing non-tissue facing surface, one or more guide apertures extending between the tissue facing surface and the non-tissue facing surface, and one or more first fixation elements. The first fixation member includes a longitudinal body and a proximal end attached to, or integrated with, the tissue facing surface of the housing. The second fixation member can include one or more second fixation elements. The second fixation element can correspond to a guide aperture and includes a longitudinal body, a proximal end attached to, or integrated with, the second fixation member, and a distal end movable through the corresponding guide aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur J. Foster, Dana Sachs, Benjamin J. Haasl, Brian L. Schmidt, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20170028207
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device and associated delivery and retrieval devices. The implantable device includes a docking member extending from the proximal end of the housing of the implantable device configured to engage with the delivery and/or retrieval device to facilitate delivery and/or retrieval of the implantable leadless cardiac pacing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: BRIAN L. SCHMIDT, BENJAMIN J. HAASL, KEITH R. MAILE, DANA SACHS
  • Patent number: 9492674
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device and associated delivery and retrieval devices. The implantable device includes a docking member extending from the proximal end of the housing of the implantable device configured to engage with the delivery and/or retrieval device to facilitate delivery and/or retrieval of the implantable leadless cardiac pacing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Benjamin J. Haasl, Keith R. Maile, Dana Sachs
  • Patent number: 9393427
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device and associated delivery and retrieval devices. The implantable device includes a docking member extending from the proximal end of the housing of the implantable device configured to engage with the delivery and/or retrieval device to facilitate delivery and/or retrieval of the implantable leadless cardiac pacing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Benjamin J. Haasl, Keith R. Maile, Dana Sachs
  • Publication number: 20150306381
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device and associated retrieval features. The implantable device includes a docking member extending from the proximal end of the housing of the implantable device including a covering surrounding at least a portion of the docking member configured to facilitate retrieval of the implantable leadless cardiac pacing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Benjamin J. Haasl, John M. Edgell, Dana Sachs
  • Publication number: 20150306378
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device including a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, an electrode positioned proximate the distal end of the housing configured to be positioned adjacent cardiac tissue, and a tissue anchoring member extending from the distal end of the housing configured to secure the housing to cardiac tissue. The device further includes a tissue engagement verification feature configured to provide feedback upon engagement of the tissue anchoring member in cardiac tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Benjamin J. Haasl, John M. Edgell, Dana Sachs
  • Publication number: 20150057520
    Abstract: Fixation mechanism assemblies and methods are disclosed. A fixation mechanism assembly can include a first fixation member and a second fixation member moveably engaged with the first fixation member. The first fixation member can include a housing having a tissue facing surface and an opposing non-tissue facing surface, one or more guide apertures extending between the tissue facing surface and the non-tissue facing surface, and one or more first fixation elements. The first fixation member includes a longitudinal body and a proximal end attached to, or integrated with, the tissue facing surface of the housing. The second fixation member can include one or more second fixation elements. The second fixation element can correspond to a guide aperture and includes a longitudinal body, a proximal end attached to, or integrated with, the second fixation member, and a distal end movable through the corresponding guide aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Arthur J. Foster, Dana Sachs, Benjamin J. Haasl, Brian L. Schmidt, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20150051616
    Abstract: Implantable leadless pacing devices and medical device systems including an implantable leadless pacing device are disclosed. An example implantable leadless pacing device may include a pacing capsule. The pacing capsule may include a housing. The housing may have a proximal region and a distal region. A first electrode may be disposed along the distal region. One or more anchoring members may be coupled to the distal region. The anchoring members may each include a region with a compound curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Benjamin L. Haasl, Dana Sachs, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20150051682
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device and associated delivery and retrieval devices. The implantable device includes a docking member extending from the proximal end of the housing of the implantable device configured to engage with the delivery and/or retrieval device to facilitate delivery and/or retrieval of the implantable leadless cardiac pacing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Benjamin J. Haasl, Keith R. Maile, Dana Sachs
  • Publication number: 20150051611
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device and associated delivery and retrieval devices. The implantable device includes a docking member extending from the proximal end of the housing of the implantable device configured to engage with the delivery and/or retrieval device to facilitate delivery and/or retrieval of the implantable leadless cardiac pacing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Benjamin J. Haasl, Keith R. Maile, Dana Sachs