Patents by Inventor Douglas Saholt

Douglas 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: 20090082827
    Abstract: A hinged anchor for a medical device electrode is disclosed. In one embodiment, the hinged anchor has a hinged portion and an anchor portion. The hinged portion can have a first configuration forming a first angle and a second configuration forming a second angle. The second angle can be a sharper angle than the first angle, and the hinged portion can be predisposed to assume the second configuration. The hinged anchor can be disposed on a control module of a leadless microstimulator device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Graig Kveen, Douglas Saholt, Joseph Thielen, Mark Jenson, William Drasler
  • Publication number: 20070135883
    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 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: William Drasler, Michael Pikus, Roger Hastings, Scott Smith, Martin Willard, Daniel Lafontaine, Douglas Saholt, Graig Kveen
  • Publication number: 20060203769
    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: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: Douglas Saholt, Jay Rassat, Mel Beulke, Steven Peterson