Patents by Inventor Frans L. H. Gielen

Frans L. H. Gielen 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: 9289270
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. One or more tracking devices can be the associated with the patient and with guiding instruments for tracking guiding devices relative to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Peter Appenrodt, Andrew N. Csavoy, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Matthew S. Solar
  • Patent number: 8818525
    Abstract: A deep brain stimulation lead includes a distal end portion having a length of greater than 5 millimeters and a largest outer diametric dimension of 1 millimeter or less. One or more electrodes are disposed at the distal end portion. The lead also includes a proximal end portion having one or more contacts electrically coupled to the one or more electrodes. The lead further includes a mid portion between the proximal end portion and the distal end portion. The mid portion has an outer diametric dimension of greater than 1 millimeter and is configured and positioned to be located in proximity to a burr hole of a skull of patient when the distal end portion is positioned in the brain of the patient at a location to deliver a signal to a target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L H Gielen, Peter Appenrodt, Paulus van Venrooij
  • Patent number: 8805539
    Abstract: A system for securing at least one electrode to an anatomy is provided. The system can include a first plate, which can include at least one first passage. The at least one first passage can be configured to receive a lead of the at least one electrode. The system can also include a second plate configured to move relative to the first plate. The movement of the second plate relative to the first plate can couple the second plate to the first plate such that the second plate at least partially occludes the at least one passage of the first plate to secure the lead of the at least one electrode to the anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Appenrodt, Frans L. H. Gielen, Paulus Cornelis van Venrooij
  • Patent number: 8734466
    Abstract: A system for a controlled insertion and withdrawal of at least one electrode in the anatomy. The system can include a guide device and at least one electrode located within the guide device to at least one of record or stimulate an anatomy. The system can also include an indicator coupled to the electrode to indicate a position of a distal end of an electrode relative to the guide device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Appenrodt, Frans L. H. Gielen
  • Patent number: 8725235
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying a portion of an image data is disclosed. The image data can include image data of an anatomy, such as a brain of a patient. The identified portion can be used for planning a procedure. The identified portions can include anatomical landmarks that can be used to determine anatomical targets of the patient. The plan can include a path or trajectory to reach the anatomical target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Patent number: 8417353
    Abstract: A system for securing at least one electrode to an anatomy is provided. The system can include a first plate, which can include at least one first passage. The at least one first passage can be configured to receive a lead of the at least one electrode. The system can also include a second plate configured to move relative to the first plate. The movement of the second plate relative to the first plate can at least partially occlude the at least one passage of the first plate to secure the lead of the at least one electrode to the anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Appenrodt, Frans L. H. Gielen, Paulus Cornelis van Venrooij
  • Publication number: 20120277544
    Abstract: The present invention includes an insertion guide configured to be inserted in combination with a stylet wherein the insertion guide is left in the brain after the stylet is removed. The insertion guide then provides a path way for the stimulation lead, catheter, or other medical device to be placed into the brain to allow for the application of stimulation or therapeutic fluids to be administered. The insertion guide is further made of biodegradable material such that, after the lead is inserted through the insertion guide, the material forming the insertion guide biodegrades and is absorbed by the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Brian C. A. Fernandes, Frans L. H. Gielen, Peter Appenrodt
  • Publication number: 20120209364
    Abstract: A deep brain stimulation lead includes a distal end portion having a length of greater than 5 millimeters and a largest outer diametric dimension of 1 millimeter or less. One or more electrodes are disposed at the distal end portion. The lead also includes a proximal end portion having one or more contacts electrically coupled to the one or more electrodes. The lead further includes a mid portion between the proximal end portion and the distal end portion. The mid portion has an outer diametric dimension of greater than 1 millimeter and is configured and positioned to be located in proximity to a burr hole of a skull of patient when the distal end portion is positioned in the brain of the patient at a location to deliver a signal to a target region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Frans L H Gielen, Peter Appenrodt, Paulus van Venrooij
  • Publication number: 20120184844
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying a portion of an image data is disclosed. The image data can include image data of an anatomy, such as a brain of a patient. The identified portion can be used for planning a procedure. The identified portions can include anatomical landmarks that can be used to determine anatomical targets of the patient. The plan can include a path or trajectory to reach the anatomical target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L.H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Patent number: 8160677
    Abstract: A method for determining anatomical landmarks is provided. The anatomical landmarks can be used to determine anatomical targets of a patient. The method may be used for planning a procedure and performing a procedure, such as performing a procedure in the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Patent number: 8160676
    Abstract: A method for planning a procedure, which can include determining anatomical landmarks is disclosed. The anatomical landmarks can be used to determine anatomical targets of a patient. The plan can include a path or trajectory to reach a selected target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Patent number: 8150497
    Abstract: A system including a processor and/or processor system can be used to create a plan for a procedure, such as a surgical procedure. The plan for the surgical procedure can be based on various elements, including determined anatomical landmarks that can be used to determine anatomical targets of a patient. The planning processor can be used to determine the anatomical landmarks and identify anatomical targets in image data of a subject, even if the anatomical targets are indistinguishable in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Patent number: 8150498
    Abstract: A system including a processor and/or processor system can be used to identify landmarks in image data. The landmarks can be used to further identify anatomical targets. The landmarks and/or targets can be used to create a plan for a procedure, such as a surgical procedure. The processor can be used to determine the anatomical landmarks that can be used to identify anatomical targets in image data of a subject, even if the anatomical targets are indistinguishable in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Patent number: 7879045
    Abstract: A system and procedure for using the system are disclosed for guiding instruments of varying sizes. The instruments can be guided into various portions of the anatomy for performing a procedure, providing a treatment, measuring a physiological response, or the like. Two or more instruments of varying sizes can be driven or guided relative to one another with the same system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Peter Appenrodt, Paulus Cornelis Van Venrooij, Victor Duysens
  • Publication number: 20100280585
    Abstract: A system for securing at least one electrode to an anatomy is provided. The system can include a first plate, which can include at least one first passage. The at least one first passage can be configured to receive a lead of the at least one electrode. The system can also include a second plate configured to move relative to the first plate. The movement of the second plate relative to the first plate can at least partially occlude the at least one passage of the first plate to secure the lead of the at least one electrode to the anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Appenrodt, Frans L.H. Gielen, Paulus Cornelis van Venrooij
  • Patent number: 7803164
    Abstract: A system and procedure for using the system are disclosed for guiding instruments of varying sizes. The instruments can be guided into various portions of the anatomy for performing a procedure, providing a treatment, measuring a physiological response, or the like. Two or more instruments of varying sizes can be driven or guided relative to one another with the same system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Peter Appenrodt, Paulus Cornelis Van Venrooij, Victor Duysens
  • Publication number: 20100160771
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. One or more tracking devices can be the associated with the patient and with guiding instruments for tracking guiding devices relative to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L.H. Gielen, Peter Appenrodt, Andrew N. Csavoy, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Matthew S. Solar
  • Patent number: 7616998
    Abstract: A method for treating a patient with an obsession, a compulsion, an anxiety or a depression disorder, comprising applying chronic electrical stimulation to at least a portion of the patient's anterior limb of the internal capsule under conditions effective to provide the patient with at least a partial relief from obsession and/or compulsion and/or anxiety and/or depression, by means of an electrical signal generator and at least an implantable electrode having a proximal end coupled to the said signal generator and a stimulation end capable of applying said chronic electrical stimulation, wherein the distance between the two outer contacts of the electrode corresponds to the depth of the internal capsule. A method is disclosed for treating a patient with an obsession, a compulsion, an anxiety or a depression disorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Bart Nuttin, Frans L. H. Gielen, Paul B. Cosyns, Jan Gybels, Bjorn Meyerson, Per Mindus, Marianne Wilof-Mindus, legal representative
  • Publication number: 20080269777
    Abstract: A system for a controlled insertion and withdrawal of at least one electrode in the anatomy. The system can include a guide device and at least one electrode located within the guide device to at least one of record or stimulate an anatomy. The system can also include an indicator coupled to the electrode to indicate a position of a distal end of an electrode relative to the guide device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Appenrodt, Frans L.H. Gielen
  • Publication number: 20080255544
    Abstract: A system and procedure for using the system are disclosed for guiding instruments of varying sizes. The instruments can be guided into various portions of the anatomy for performing a procedure, providing a treatment, measuring a physiological response, or the like. Two or more instruments of varying sizes can be driven or guided relative to one another with the same system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Frans L.H. Gielen, Peter Appenrodt, Paulus Cornelis van Venrooij, Victor Duysens