Patents by Inventor Eric H. Bonde

Eric H. Bonde 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: 10327804
    Abstract: An indicator element of a percutaneous needle guide for a medical scanning device includes a pointer for pointing to a percutaneous needle entry site on an epidermis of a body, when the guide is attached to the device and the device is positioned over the epidermis for scanning. A user may orient and insert a needle into the entry site according to the direction of the pointer, by just viewing the pointer, without the needle being constrained by the pointer. The guide may include an adjustment mechanism for moving the indicator element with respect to the device, when the guide is attached to the device; the adjustment mechanism moves the indicator element, without changing an orientation of the pointer, in a direction approximately parallel to a plane that is approximately tangent with an apex of the device transducer surface and approximately perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Eric H. Bonde, Kevin M. Cristadoro, Yelena G. Tropsha
  • Patent number: 10328271
    Abstract: In some examples, an implantable medical device includes an implantable housing, a neurostimulator within the housing, a plurality of electrodes, an implantable lead coupled to the housing, and an actuator formed with the housing. The implantable lead includes at least one electrode of the plurality of electrodes and one or more conductors coupling the at least one electrode to the neurostimulator. The actuator is configured to cause at least a portion of the implantable lead to deflect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Eric H. Bonde, John E. Kast, Erik R. Scott, Xuan K. Wei
  • Publication number: 20190183472
    Abstract: A medical device system for delivering a neuromodulation therapy includes a delivery tool for deploying an implantable medical device at a neuromodulation therapy site. The implantable medical device includes a housing, an electronic circuit within the housing, and an electrical lead comprising a lead body extending between a proximal end coupled to the housing and a distal end extending away from the housing and at least one electrode carried by the lead body. The delivery tool includes a first cavity for receiving the housing and a second cavity for receiving the lead. The first cavity and the second cavity are in direct communication for receiving and deploying the housing and the lead coupled to the housing concomitantly as a single unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Patent number: 10322282
    Abstract: A system including a stimulation generator configured to delivery external stimulation to control or alleviate urinary or fecal incontinence. The system may also include sense electrodes configured to sense the presence of wetness. The system may provide closed loop therapy based on the presence of wetness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Xuan K. Wei, Eric H. Bonde, John R. LaLonde, David A. Dinsmoor
  • Publication number: 20190126028
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) has a housing enclosing an electronic circuit. The housing includes a first housing portion, a second housing portion and a joint coupling the first housing portion to the second housing portion. A polymer seal is positioned in the joint in various embodiments. Other embodiments of an IMD housing are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, John E. Kast, Thomas P. Miltich, Gordon O. Munns, Randy S. Roles, Craig L. Schmidt, Joseph J. Viavattine, Christian S. Nielsen, Prabhakar A. Tamirisa, Anthony M. Chasensky, Markus W. Reiterer, Chris J. Paidosh, Reginald D. Robinson, Bernard Q. Li, Erik R. Scott, Phillip C. Falkner, Xuan K. Wei, Eric H. Bonde
  • Patent number: 10258789
    Abstract: A medical device system for delivering a neuromodulation therapy includes a delivery tool for deploying an implantable medical device at a neuromodulation therapy site. The implantable medical device includes a housing, an electronic circuit within the housing, and an electrical lead comprising a lead body extending between a proximal end coupled to the housing and a distal end extending away from the housing and at least one electrode carried by the lead body. The delivery tool includes a first cavity for receiving the housing and a second cavity for receiving the lead. The first cavity and the second cavity are in direct communication for receiving and deploying the housing and the lead coupled to the housing concomitantly as a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, EriK R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20190060636
    Abstract: A temporary medical electrical lead includes a connector pin and a single conductor coil. The coil being close-wound and having no turns of the coil distal portion being mechanically coupled together. The coil distal portion translates a force of no greater than 0.1 lbf (0.4 N) when strained 400%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Steigauf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, Jeevan M. Prasannakumar, Brian T. Stolz, John Shishilla, Adam J. Rivard, Robert Sandgren, Seth Humphrys, Bernard Li
  • Patent number: 10201335
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) has a housing enclosing an electronic circuit. The housing includes a first housing portion, a second housing portion and a joint coupling the first housing portion to the second housing portion. A polymer seal is positioned in the joint in various embodiments. Other embodiments of an IMD housing are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, John E. Kast, Thomas P. Miltich, Gordon O. Munns, Randy S. Roles, Craig L. Schmidt, Joseph J. Viavattine, Christian S. Nielsen, Prabhakar A. Tamirisa, Anthony M. Chasensky, Markus W. Reiterer, Chris J. Paidosh, Reginald D. Robinson, Bernard Q. Li, Erik R. Scott, Phillip C. Falkner, Xuan K. Wei, Eric H. Bonde
  • Patent number: 10201702
    Abstract: Electrical stimulation is delivered to a patient based on input from a patient indicative of an intent of the patient to contract a pelvic floor muscle or an attempt by the patient to contract the pelvic floor muscle. The electrical stimulation is configured to induce a contraction of the pelvic floor muscle of the patient to strengthen the pelvic floor muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Eric H. Bonde, Xuan K. Wei
  • Publication number: 20190030320
    Abstract: Medical leads include distal tip anchors that are retained by fixation mechanisms of implantation tools. The fixation mechanism may include a fixed body that has features retaining the distal tip anchor. The fixation mechanism may include a movable body that can apply tension to the distal tip anchor to force the distal tip anchor to be released from the features of the fixed body. The movable body may include an axial portion that is received by an axial hole of the fixed body to allow for axial movement of the movable body to release the distal tip anchor. The fixation mechanism may instead include an elongated flexible body that passes through the distal tip anchor and is attached to the fixed body. Tension applied to the elongated body creates a releasing motion of the distal tip anchor to free the distal tip anchor from the features of the fixed body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventor: Eric H. Bonde
  • Publication number: 20190022374
    Abstract: Medical leads have one or more openly coiled filars and a distal body coupled to the openly coiled filars. The openly coiled filars provide a lead with compliance and elasticity while the distal body provides the firmness needed for placement and support of the electrodes. The openly coiled filars may transition to a linear distal portion that extends to the distal body, and the distal body may have proximal tines that fold proximally to become adjacent to the linear distal portion of the filars. The openly coiled filars may instead extend to the distal body and the proximal tines may be laterally arced to then fold against the lateral surface of the coiled filars. The tines may fold distally during explantation to allow the distal body to release and exit the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, Michael T. Hegland, Brian T. Stolz, Patrick D. Wells
  • Patent number: 10086191
    Abstract: Medical leads have one or more openly coiled filars and a distal body coupled to the openly coiled filars. The openly coiled filars provide a lead with compliance and elasticity while the distal body provides the firmness needed for placement and support of the electrodes. The openly coiled filars may transition to a linear distal portion that extends to the distal body, and the distal body may have proximal tines that fold proximally to become adjacent to the linear distal portion of the filars. The openly coiled filars may instead extend to the distal body and the proximal tines may be laterally arced to then fold against the lateral surface of the coiled filars. The tines may fold distally during explantation to allow the distal body to release and exit the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, Michael T. Hegland, Brian T. Stolz, Patrick D. Wells
  • Patent number: 10086190
    Abstract: Medical leads include distal tip anchors that are retained by fixation mechanisms of implantation tools. The fixation mechanism may include a fixed body that has features retaining the distal tip anchor. The fixation mechanism may include a movable body that can apply tension to the distal tip anchor to force the distal tip anchor to be released from the features of the fixed body. The movable body may include an axial portion that is received by an axial hole of the fixed body to allow for axial movement of the movable body to release the distal tip anchor. The fixation mechanism may instead include an elongated flexible body that passes through the distal tip anchor and is attached to the fixed body. Tension applied to the elongated body creates a releasing motion of the distal tip anchor to free the distal tip anchor from the features of the fixed body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventor: Eric H. Bonde
  • Patent number: 10076661
    Abstract: In general, the disclosure describes techniques for providing conditional electrical stimulation to a patient for pelvic health. An implantable medical device (IMD) may adjust the delivery cycle of the electrical stimulation applied to a patient in response to receiving a delivery cycle parameter associated with one or more of the following: a time in a time schedule, a control device output from a control device, and physiological information from a physiological information sensing device. As an example, the IMD may monitor a status of one or more inputs of the IMD and adjust the delivery cycle of the electrical stimulation applied to the patient based on the status of the input(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuan K. Wei, Eric H. Bonde
  • Publication number: 20180168564
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to the nerve through the deep fascia tissue layer via implantable medical device electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Patent number: 9950179
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and techniques for delivering trial stimulation therapy to a patient are disclosed. A trial neurostimulator (e.g., an IMD) may be implanted within a patient to deliver stimulation therapy during a relatively short trial period of time. This IMD may include limited circuitry and be powered by an external power source to minimize the size of the IMD within the patient. The IMD may include a non-hermetic housing capable of protecting the IMD circuitry for the trial period of time. In one example, the IMD may include a secondary coil configured to generate an electrical signal in response to a magnetic field generated by an external primary coil, circuitry configured to generate a stimulation signal in response to the electrical signal, and a non-hermetic implantable housing configured to encase or otherwise house the secondary coil and the circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric H. Bonde, Xuan K. Wei
  • Publication number: 20180103978
    Abstract: A shaped lead introducer being elastically deflectable and having a pre-set shape end portion and forming a pre-set angle for implanting leads into an epidural space of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Phillip C. Falkner, Eric H. Bonde, John B. Horrigan
  • Patent number: 9931107
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to the nerve through the deep fascia tissue layer via implantable medical device electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Patent number: 9907476
    Abstract: A system for applying an electrical stimulation includes a lead and a stylet slidably disposed within a lumen of the lead body and extending proximally therefrom. The lead includes a plurality of insulated conductor wires electrically isolated from one another and each having a distal segment terminating at distal end, an intermediate segment, and a proximal segment terminating at a proximal end, wherein the distal ends are electrically coupled to a respective one of the stimulating electrodes and the intermediate segments extend proximal the lead body and are characterized as having a non-coiled configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Eric H Bonde, Eric M Stetz, Carole A Tronnes, James T Henry
  • Publication number: 20180000576
    Abstract: A urinary tract valve includes an expandable valve element positionable within a bladder of a patient via a urinary tract of the patient in a collapsed configuration. The expandable valve element is configured to transition from the collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration after being positioned within the bladder of the patient. The expandable valve element includes a ferromagnetic element that facilitates selective control of the expandable valve element with a magnetic field between an open position and a closed position when positioned within the bladder of the patient. In the closed position, the expandable valve element is configured to seal an internal urethral opening of the patient. In the open position, the expandable valve element is configured to allow urine to pass from the bladder of the patient, through an internal urethral opening of the patient and into a urethra of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Xuan K. Wei, Eric H. Bonde, Charles Thomas Bombeck