Patents by Inventor Gregory A. Hrdlicka

Gregory A. Hrdlicka 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: 10463851
    Abstract: An implantable stimulation system comprises a stimulator for generating electrical stimulation and a conductive stimulation lead having a proximal end electrically coupled to the stimulator, wherein at least a first component of the impedance looking into the stimulator is substantially matched to the impedance of the stimulation lead. At least one distal stimulation electrode is positioned proximate the distal end of the stimulation lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Piotr Przybyszewski, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Timothy J. Davis, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, James M. Olsen
  • Patent number: 10426954
    Abstract: A medical lead is configured to be implanted into a patient's body and comprises a lead body, and an electrode coupled to the lead body. The electrode comprises a first section configured to contact the patient's body, and a second section capacitively coupled to the first section and configured to be electrically coupled to the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Olsen, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Thomas Barry Hoegh
  • Patent number: 10391308
    Abstract: A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body. The conductor has a proximal end configured to be electrically coupled to the pulse generator and has a DC resistance in the range of 375-2000 ohms. At least one distal electrode is coupled to the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, inc.
    Inventors: Carl D. Wahlstrand, Robert M. Skime, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, James M. Olsen, Stephen L. Bolea
  • Publication number: 20180304073
    Abstract: A medical lead is configured to be implanted into a patient's body and comprises a lead body, and an electrode coupled to the lead body. The electrode comprises a first section configured to contact the patient's body, and a second section capacitively coupled to the first section and configured to be electrically coupled to the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: James M. Olsen, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Thomas Barry Hoegh
  • Patent number: 10004897
    Abstract: A medical lead is configured to be implanted into a patient's body and comprises a lead body, and an electrode coupled to the lead body. The electrode comprises a first section configured to contact the patient's body, and a second section capacitively coupled to the first section and configured to be electrically coupled to the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Olsen, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Thomas Barry Hoegh
  • Publication number: 20170340878
    Abstract: A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body. The conductor has a proximal end configured to be electrically coupled to the pulse generator and has a DC resistance in the range of 375-2000 ohms. At least one distal electrode is coupled to the conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Carl D. Wahlstrand, Robert M. Skime, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, James M. Olsen, Stephen L. Bolea
  • Publication number: 20170239460
    Abstract: An implantable stimulation system comprises a stimulator for generating electrical stimulation and a conductive stimulation lead having a proximal end electrically coupled to the stimulator, wherein at least a first component of the impedance looking into the stimulator is substantially matched to the impedance of the stimulation lead. At least one distal stimulation electrode is positioned proximate the distal end of the stimulation lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Piotr Przybyszewski, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Timothy J. Davis, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, James M. Olsen
  • Patent number: 9737704
    Abstract: A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body. The conductor has a proximal end configured to he electrically coupled to the pulse generator and has a DC resistance in the range of 375-2000 ohms. At least one distal electrode is coupled to the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl D. Wahlstrand, Robert M. Skime, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, James M. Olsen, Stephen L. Bolea
  • Patent number: 9643009
    Abstract: An implantable stimulation system comprises a stimulator for generating electrical stimulation and a conductive stimulation lead having a proximal end electrically coupled to the stimulator, wherein at least a first component of the impedance looking into the stimulator is substantially matched to the impedance of the stimulation lead. At least one distal stimulation electrode is positioned proximate the distal end of the stimulation lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Piotr Przybyszewski, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Timothy J. Davis, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, James M. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20170087357
    Abstract: A medical lead is configured to be implanted into a patient's body and comprises a lead body, and an electrode coupled to the lead body. The electrode comprises a first section configured to contact the patient's body, and a second section capacitively coupled to the first section and configured to be electrically coupled to the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: James M. Olsen, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Thomas Barry Hoegh
  • Patent number: 9517341
    Abstract: A medical lead is configured to be implanted into a patient's body and comprises a lead body, and an electrode coupled to the lead body. The electrode comprises a first section configured to contact the patient's body, and a second section capacitively coupled to the first section and configured to be electrically coupled to the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Olsen, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Thomas Barry Hoegh
  • Publication number: 20160199640
    Abstract: A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body. The conductor has a proximal end configured to he electrically coupled to the pulse generator and has a DC resistance in the range of 375-2000 ohms. At least one distal electrode is coupled to the conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Carl D. Wahlstrand, Robert M. Skime, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, James M. Olsen, Stephen L. Bolea
  • Publication number: 20160175596
    Abstract: An implantable stimulation system comprises a stimulator for generating electrical stimulation and a conductive stimulation lead having a proximal end electrically coupled to the stimulator, wherein at least a first component of the impedance looking into the stimulator is substantially matched to the impedance of the stimulation lead. At least one distal stimulation electrode is positioned proximate the distal end of the stimulation lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Piotr Pryzbyszewski, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Timothy J. Davis, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, James M. Olsen
  • Patent number: 9302101
    Abstract: A stimulation lead is configured to be implanted into a patient's body and includes at least one distal stimulation electrode and at least one conductive filer electrically coupled to the distal stimulation electrode. A jacket is provided for housing the conductive filer and providing a path distributed along at least a portion of the length of the lead for conducting induced RF energy from the filer to the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Carl D. Wahlstrand, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, Thomas E. Cross, Jr., Thomas Barry Hoegh, James M. Olsen, Stephen L. Bolea
  • Patent number: 9289604
    Abstract: A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body. The conductor has a proximal end configured to be electrically coupled to the pulse generator and has a DC resistance in the range of 375-2000 ohms. At least one distal electrode is coupled to the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Carl D. Wahlstrand, Robert M. Skime, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, James M. Olsen, Stephen L. Bolea
  • Patent number: 9278211
    Abstract: A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body. The conductor has a proximal end configured to be electrically coupled to the pulse generator and has a DC resistance in the range of 375-2000 ohms. At least one distal electrode is coupled to the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Carl D. Wahlstrand, Robert M. Skime, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, James M. Olsen, Stephen L. Bolea
  • Patent number: 9272144
    Abstract: An implantable stimulation system comprises a stimulator for generating electrical stimulation and a conductive stimulation lead having a proximal end electrically coupled to the stimulator, wherein at least a first component of the impedance looking into the stimulator is substantially matched to the impedance of the stimulation lead. At least one distal stimulation electrode is positioned proximate the distal end of the stimulation lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Piotr Przybyszewski, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Timothy J. Davis, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, James M. Olsen
  • Patent number: 9265940
    Abstract: A medical lead is configured to be implanted into a patient's body and comprises a lead body, and an electrode coupled to the lead body. The electrode comprises a first section configured to contact the patient's body, and a second section electrically coupled to the first section and configured to be capacitively coupled to the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Carl D. Wahlstrand, Thomas Barry Hoegh, James M. Olsen, Stephen L. Bolea, Gregory A. Hrdlicka
  • Patent number: 9265939
    Abstract: A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body. The conductor has a proximal end configured to be electrically coupled to the pulse generator and has a DC resistance in the range of 375-2000 ohms. At least one distal electrode is coupled to the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Carl D. Wahlstrand, Robert M. Skime, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, James M. Olsen, Stephen L. Bolea
  • Patent number: 9227055
    Abstract: A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body. The conductor has a proximal end configured to be electrically coupled to the pulse generator and has a DC resistance in the range of 375-2000 ohms. At least one distal electrode is coupled to the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Carl D. Wahlstrand, Robert M. Skime, Gregory A. Hrdlicka, James M. Olsen, Stephen L. Bolea