Patents by Inventor Gera M Strommer

Gera M Strommer 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: 20180228554
    Abstract: Method for delivering a stent coupled with a catheter, to a selected position within a lumen of the body of a patient, the method includes the procedures of: selecting a single image of the lumen, among a plurality of images of an image sequence of the lumen, receiving a position input associated with the selected image and respective of the selected position, the position input is defined in a coordinate system respective of a medical positioning system (MPS), detecting the current position of the stent in the coordinate system, according to position data acquired by an MPS sensor attached to the catheter in the vicinity of the stent, superimposing on at least one maneuvering associated image of the lumen, at least one stent representation respective of the current position, and at least one marking representation respective of the position input, according to a real-time organ timing signal of an inspected organ of the body, maneuvering the catheter through the lumen, toward the selected position, according
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Gera M. Strommer, Uzi Eichler
  • Patent number: 9888970
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for navigating a surgical device toward a target organ in the body of a patient. An example method includes providing a surgical needle and a guide wire, the surgical needle configured for insertion into a vein or a beating heart. The method also includes holding the guide wire within the surgical needle while the surgical needle is inserted into the vein or the beating heart. The method also includes generating output in two modes, the output based on at least one medical positioning system (MPS) sensor on the guide wire, the output corresponding to a position of the surgical needle and the guide wire for navigating the surgical needle and the guide wire toward a target in the vein or the heart. The methods can be carried out directly by a physician or via a computer processor-based surgical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical Internaiional Holding S.àr.l.
    Inventors: Gera M. Strommer, Uzi Eichler, Amit Cohen
  • Publication number: 20180028823
    Abstract: A method for subcutaneously implanting a heart device in a patient using an implantation device involves making a first incision in the vicinity of the sternum of the patient and a second incision in the lumbar region of the patient posterior to the vertebral column of the patient. The implantation device is inserted through the first incision to the second incision, and a guidewire is placed through the implantation device via the second incision to the first incision. An end of the guidewire is coupled to the heart device, and the guidewire is pulled through the implantation device until the guidewire is placed within the patient. The guidewire then is detached from the heart device, and the implantation device is removed. The first and second incisions are sutured such that the heart device is left positioned completely subcutaneously around the heart and outside of the ribcage of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Gera M. Strommer, Robert S. Fishel, Avi Broder
  • Patent number: 9814889
    Abstract: Injectable subcutaneous heart device (ISHD) for regulating arrhythmias in a heart of a patient, including a plurality of linked structures, each one of the linked structures being hollow, an interconnecting bus, a biocompatible coating, at least two electrodes and a plurality of sensors, the interconnecting bus for electrically coupling the linked structures and the biocompatible coating for hermetically sealing and electrically insulating the linked structures, one of the linked structures encapsulating a power source, another one of the linked structures encapsulating at least one capacitor and a third one of the linked structures encapsulating electronics, the electrodes and the sensors being respectively placed on an outer surface of the linked structures located at opposite ends of the ISH D, for detecting arrhythmias and providing electrical shocks to the heart, the electrodes and the sensors being electrically coupled with the interconnecting bus and the ISHD being positioned subcutaneously around the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Newpace Ltd.
    Inventors: Gera M. Strommer, Robert S. Fishel, Avi Broder
  • Publication number: 20160038751
    Abstract: Capacitor configuration for use in a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator having a tubular shape, including a first plurality of high volumetric efficiency capacitors, each one of the first plurality of high volumetric efficiency capacitors having a disc shape, the first plurality of high volumetric efficiency capacitors being coupled in parallel and arranged in a stack as a first array of capacitors, thereby forming a cylindrically shaped capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Avi Broder, Moty Mocha, Gera M. Strommer
  • Publication number: 20150343228
    Abstract: Injectable subcutaneous heart device (ISHD) for regulating arrhythmias in a heart of a patient, including a plurality of linked structures, each one of the linked structures being hollow, an interconnecting bus, a biocompatible coating, at least two electrodes and a plurality of sensors, the interconnecting bus for electrically coupling the linked structures and the biocompatible coating for hermetically sealing and electrically insulating the linked structures, one of the linked structures encapsulating a power source, another one of the linked structures encapsulating at least one capacitor and a third one of the linked structures encapsulating electronics, the electrodes and the sensors being respectively placed on an outer surface of the linked structures located at opposite ends of the ISH D, for detecting arrhythmias and providing electrical shocks to the heart, the electrodes and the sensors being electrically coupled with the interconnecting bus and the ISHD being positioned subcutaneously around the
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Gera M. Strommer, Robert S. Fishel, Avi Broder
  • Publication number: 20150182294
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for navigating a surgical device toward a target organ in the body of a patient. An example method includes providing a surgical needle and a guide wire, the surgical needle configured for insertion into a vein or a beating heart. The method also includes holding the guide wire within the surgical needle while the surgical needle is inserted into the vein or the beating heart. The method also includes generating output in two modes, the output based on at least one medical positioning system (MPS) sensor on the guide wire, the output corresponding to a position of the surgical needle and the guide wire for navigating the surgical needle and the guide wire toward a target in the vein or the heart. The methods can be carried out directly by a physician or via a computer processor-based surgical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Gera M. Strommer, Uzi Eichler, Amit Cohen
  • Patent number: 7386339
    Abstract: Medical imaging and navigation system including a processor, a display unit, a database, a medical positioning system (MPS), a two-dimensional imaging system, an inspected organ monitor interface, and a superimposing processor, the MPS including a transducer MPS sensor and a surgical tool MPS sensor, the two-dimensional imaging system including an imaging transducer, the processor being connected to the display unit, to the database, to the MPS, to the two-dimensional imaging system, to the inspected organ monitor interface, and to the superimposing processor, the inspected organ monitor interface being connected to an organ monitor, the surgical tool MPS sensor being firmly attached to a surgical tool, the transducer MPS sensor being firmly attached to the imaging transducer, the organ monitor monitoring an organ timing signal associated with an inspected organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Mediguide Ltd.
    Inventors: Gera M. Strommer, Uzi Eicher
  • Patent number: 7343195
    Abstract: Medical imaging and navigation system including a processor, a medical positioning system (MPS), a two-dimensional imaging system and an inspected organ monitor interface, the MPS including an imaging MPS sensor, the two-dimensional imaging system including an image detector, the processor being coupled to a display unit and to a database, the MPS being coupled to the processor, the imaging MPS sensor being firmly attached to the image detector, the two-dimensional imaging system being coupled to the processor, the image detector being firmly attached to an imaging catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Mediguide Ltd.
    Inventors: Gera M. Strommer, Uzi Eichler, Liat Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20020049375
    Abstract: Medical imaging and navigation system including a processor, a medical positioning system (MPS), a two-dimensional imaging system and an inspected organ monitor interface, the MPS including an imaging MPS sensor, the two-dimensional imaging system including an image detector, the processor being coupled to a display unit and to a database, the MPS being coupled to the processor, the imaging MPS sensor being firmly attached to the image detector, the two-dimensional imaging system being coupled to the processor, the image detector being firmly attached to an imaging catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Applicant: MEDIGUIDE LTD.
    Inventors: Gera M. Strommer, Uzi Eichler, Liat Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20010031919
    Abstract: Medical imaging and navigation system including a processor, a display unit, a database, a medical positioning system (MPS), a two-dimensional imaging system, an inspected organ monitor interface, and a superimposing processor, the MPS including a transducer MPS sensor and a surgical tool MPS sensor, the two-dimensional imaging system including an imaging transducer, the processor being connected to the display unit, to the database, to the MPS, to the two-dimensional imaging system, to the inspected organ monitor interface, and to the superimposing processor, the inspected organ monitor interface being connected to an organ monitor, the surgical tool MPS sensor being firmly attached to a surgical tool, the transducer MPS sensor being firmly attached to the imaging transducer, the organ monitor monitoring an organ timing signal associated with an inspected organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Applicant: MEDIGUIDE LTD
    Inventors: Gera M. Strommer, Uzi Eicher
  • Patent number: 6233476
    Abstract: Medial device comprising a housing, a magnetic detection probe, for detecting a plurality of magnetic fields, a biometric unit and a controller, connected to said magnetic detection probe, said biometric unit and said storage unit, wherein said controller receives magnetic field detection information from said magnetic detection probe, and wherein said controller operates said biometric unit in association with said magnetic field detection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Mediguide Ltd.
    Inventors: Gera M Strommer, Uzi Eichler