Patents by Inventor Douglas R. Saholt

Douglas R. Saholt 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: 20190366081
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be advanced over a guide wire instrument through the endocardium. For example, a distal tip portion of a guide wire instrument can penetrate through the endocardium and into the myocardial wall of a heart chamber, and the electrode assembly may then be advanced over the guide wire and into the heart chamber wall. In such circumstances, the guide wire instrument (and other portions of the delivery system) can be retracted from the heart chamber wall, thereby leaving the electrode assembly embedded in the heart tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: GRAIG L. KVEEN, DOUGLAS R. SAHOLT, ROGER N. HASTINGS, RICHARD C. GUNDERSON
  • Patent number: 10426952
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be advanced over a guide wire instrument through the endocardium. For example, a distal tip portion of a guide wire instrument can penetrate through the endocardium and into the myocardial wall of a heart chamber, and the electrode assembly may then be advanced over the guide wire and into the heart chamber wall. In such circumstances, the guide wire instrument (and other portions of the delivery system) can be retracted from the heart chamber wall, thereby leaving the electrode assembly embedded in the heart tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Graig L. Kveen, Douglas R. Saholt, Roger N. Hastings, Richard C. Gunderson
  • Publication number: 20180289948
    Abstract: Some embodiments of pacing systems employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy. The wireless electrode assemblies may wirelessly receive energy via an inductive coupling so as to provide electrical stimulation to the surrounding heart tissue. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assembly may include one or more biased tines that shift from a first position to a second position to secure the wireless electrode assembly into the inner wall of the heart chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: WILLIAM J. DRASLER, MICHAEL J. PIKUS, ROGER HASTINGS, SCOTT R. SMITH, DANIEL M. LAFONTAINE, DOUGLAS R. SAHOLT, GRAIG L. KVEEN, MARTIN R. WILLARD
  • Patent number: 10022538
    Abstract: Some embodiments of pacing systems employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy. The wireless electrode assemblies may wirelessly receive energy via an inductive coupling so as to provide electrical stimulation to the surrounding heart tissue. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assembly may include one or more biased tines that shift from a first position to a second position to secure the wireless electrode assembly into the inner wall of the heart chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Drasler, Michael J. Pikus, Roger Hastings, Scott R. Smith, Daniel M. Lafontaine, Douglas R. Saholt, Graig L. Kveen, Martin R. Willard
  • Publication number: 20170224983
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be advanced over a guide wire instrument through the endocardium. For example, a distal tip portion of a guide wire instrument can penetrate through the endocardium and into the myocardial wall of a heart chamber, and the electrode assembly may then be advanced over the guide wire and into the heart chamber wall. In such circumstances, the guide wire instrument (and other portions of the delivery system) can be retracted from the heart chamber wall, thereby leaving the electrode assembly embedded in the heart tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: GRAIG L. KVEEN, DOUGLAS R. SAHOLT, ROGER N. HASTINGS, RICHARD C. GUNDERSON
  • Patent number: 9662487
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be advanced over a guide wire instrument through the endocardium. For example, a distal tip portion of a guide wire instrument can penetrate through the endocardium and into the myocardial wall of a heart chamber, and the electrode assembly may then be advanced over the guide wire and into the heart chamber wall. In such circumstances, the guide wire instrument (and other portions of the delivery system) can be retracted from the heart chamber wall, thereby leaving the electrode assembly embedded in the heart tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Graig L. Kveen, Douglas R. Saholt, Roger N. Hastings, Richard C. Gunderson
  • Publication number: 20160175583
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be advanced over a guide wire instrument through the endocardium. For example, a distal tip portion of a guide wire instrument can penetrate through the endocardium and into the myocardial wall of a heart chamber, and the electrode assembly may then be advanced over the guide wire and into the heart chamber wall. In such circumstances, the guide wire instrument (and other portions of the delivery system) can be retracted from the heart chamber wall, thereby leaving the electrode assembly embedded in the heart tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: GRAIG L. KVEEN, DOUGLAS R. SAHOLT, ROGER N. HASTINGS, RICHARD C. GUNDERSON
  • Patent number: 9308374
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be advanced over a guide wire instrument through the endocardium. For example, a distal tip portion of a guide wire instrument can penetrate through the endocardium and into the myocardial wall of a heart chamber, and the electrode assembly may then be advanced over the guide wire and into the heart chamber wall. In such circumstances, the guide wire instrument (and other portions of the delivery system) can be retracted from the heart chamber wall, thereby leaving the electrode assembly embedded in the heart tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Graig L. Kveen, Douglas R. Saholt, Roger Hastings, Richard C. Gunderson
  • Publication number: 20140039591
    Abstract: Some embodiments of pacing systems employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy. The wireless electrode assemblies may wirelessly receive energy via an inductive coupling so as to provide electrical stimulation to the surrounding heart tissue. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assembly may include one or more biased tines that shift from a first position to a second position to secure the wireless electrode assembly into the inner wall of the heart chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Drasler, Michael J. Pikus, Roger Hastings, Scott R. Smith, Daniel M. Lafontaine, Douglas R. Saholt, Graig L. Kveen, Martin R. Willard
  • Publication number: 20120232565
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be advanced over a guide wire instrument through the endocardium. For example, a distal tip portion of a guide wire instrument can penetrate through the endocardium and into the myocardial wall of a heart chamber, and the electrode assembly may then be advanced over the guide wire and into the heart chamber wall. In such circumstances, the guide wire instrument (and other portions of the delivery system) can be retracted from the heart chamber wall, thereby leaving the electrode assembly embedded in the heart tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: GRAIG L. KVEEN, DOUGLAS R. SAHOLT, ROGER HASTINGS, RICHARD C. GUNDERSON
  • Patent number: 8185213
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be advanced over a guide wire instrument through the endocardium. For example, a distal tip portion of a guide wire instrument can penetrate through the endocardium and into the myocardial wall of a heart chamber, and the electrode assembly may then be advanced over the guide wire and into the heart chamber wall. In such circumstances, the guide wire instrument (and other portions of the delivery system) can be retracted from the heart chamber wall, thereby leaving the electrode assembly embedded in the heart tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Graig L. Kveen, Douglas R. Saholt, Roger Hastings, Richard C. Gunderson
  • Patent number: 7998164
    Abstract: Devices and methods for centering an intravascular filter within a blood vessel are disclosed. A filter system in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include an intravascular filter, a filter sheath adapted to contain the intravascular filter, and a centering member adapted to assume a preset shape when deployed within a blood vessel. The centering member may comprise an elongated wire having a hoop section adapted to radially expand against the inner wall of the blood vessel when deployed. In some embodiments, multiple centering members can be employed to facilitate centering of both the intravascular filter and the filter sheath within the blood vessel, if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas R. Saholt, Jay Rassat, Mel R. Beulke, Steven E. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20110034939
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be advanced over a guide wire instrument through the endocardium. For example, a distal tip portion of a guide wire instrument can penetrate through the endocardium and into the myocardial wall of a heart chamber, and the electrode assembly may then be advanced over the guide wire and into the heart chamber wall. In such circumstances, the guide wire instrument (and other portions of the delivery system) can be retracted from the heart chamber wall, thereby leaving the electrode assembly embedded in the heart tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Graig L. Kveen, Douglas R. Saholt, Roger Hastings, Richard C. Gunderson
  • Patent number: 7840281
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be advanced over a guide wire instrument through the endocardium. For example, a distal tip portion of a guide wire instrument can penetrate through the endocardium and into the myocardial wall of a heart chamber, and the electrode assembly may then be advanced over the guide wire and into the heart chamber wall. In such circumstances, the guide wire instrument (and other portions of the delivery system) can be retracted from the heart chamber wall, thereby leaving the electrode assembly embedded in the heart tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Graig L. Kveen, Douglas R. Saholt, Roger Hastings, Richard C. Gunderson
  • Patent number: 7837706
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to devices, systems, and methods for use with tissue, more particularly the present disclosure relates to a device including a frame with a surface defining a pinch point region with a predefined shape. The device also includes a tab with an opening defining an anchor attachment on the frame. The frame can elastically deform under a stress to alter the predefined shape of the pinch point region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Sogard, Patrick A. Haverkost, Douglas R. Saholt, Graig L. Kveen
  • Publication number: 20080021532
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be advanced over a guide wire instrument through the endocardium. For example, a distal tip portion of a guide wire instrument can penetrate through the endocardium and into the myocardial wall of a heart chamber, and the electrode assembly may then be advanced over the guide wire and into the heart chamber wall. In such circumstances, the guide wire instrument (and other portions of the delivery system) can be retracted from the heart chamber wall, thereby leaving the electrode assembly embedded in the heart tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Graig L. Kveen, Douglas R. Saholt, Roger Hastings, Richard C. Gunderson
  • Publication number: 20070282374
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to devices, systems, and methods for use with tissue, more particularly the present disclosure relates to a device including a frame with a surface defining a pinch point region with a predefined shape. The device also includes a tab with an opening defining an anchor attachment on the frame. The frame can elastically deform under a stress to alter the predefined shape of the pinch point region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: David J. Sogard, Patrick A. Haverkost, Douglas R. Saholt, Graig L. Kveen