Patents by Inventor H. Toby Markowitz

H. Toby Markowitz 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: 20090264739
    Abstract: A system for determining a location of an instrument within an anatomy is provided. The system can include a first instrument, which can define at least one lumen. The system can further include a second instrument, which can be received through the at least one lumen. The system can include at least one electrode, which can be coupled to a distal end of the first instrument. The electrode can be responsive to electrical activity to generate at least one signal. The system can include a sensing unit, which can be in contact with the anatomy to sense electrical activity within the anatomy at a location near the instrument. The sensing unit can be in communication with the electrode to receive the signal. The system can further include a control module that can determine, based on the sensed electrical activity and the signal, the location of the first instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Chad Giese, Jeff Jannicke, Steven L. Waldhauser
  • Publication number: 20090262979
    Abstract: An volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Pooja Mehta, Ioana Fleming, David A. Scanion, Michael Kryger, Sean Campbell-Massa, Chad Glese, Steven L. Waldhauser, Shangqian Peter Zhang, Jeff Jannicke, Phillip Falkner, Don Hefner, Eduardo N. Warman, James Steeves, Rogier Receveur, Koen Michels, Olaf Eick, Vincent Larik
  • Publication number: 20090262992
    Abstract: An area of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of an area or volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of an imaging device. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Karl Evan Nowak, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Pooja Mehta, Ioana Fleming, David Scanlon, Michael Kryger, Sean Campbell-Massa, Chad Giese, Victoria Interrante, Phillip Falkner
  • Publication number: 20090262109
    Abstract: A volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Sean Campbell-Massa, Phillip Falkner, Ioana Fleming, Chad Giese, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Michael Kryger, Karl Evan Nowak, Pooja Mehta, James Steeves, Lane A. Phillips, Shangqian Peter Zhang, Steven L. Waldhauser, David A. Scanlon, Brian Houston Craig, Eduardo N. Warman, Koen Michels, Marie P. Smith, Noelle Christine Hurtig, Olaf Eick, Rogier Receveur, Vincent Larik, Brent Chelgren, Victoria Interrante
  • Publication number: 20090264745
    Abstract: An volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Pooja Mehta, Iona Fleming, David A. Scanlon, Michael Kryger, Sean Campbell-Massa, Chad Giese, Steven L. Waldhauser, Shangqian Peter Zhang, Jeff Jannicke, Phillip Falkner, Don Hefner, Eduardo N. Warman, James Steeves, Rogier Receveur, Koen Michels, Olaf Eick, Vincent Larik
  • Publication number: 20090264741
    Abstract: An volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Pooja Mehta, Ioana Fleming, David A. Scanlon, Michael Kryger, Sean Campbell-Massa, Chad Giese, Steven L. Waldhauser, Shangqian Peter Zhang, Jeff Jannicke, Phillip Falkner, Don Hefner, Eduardo N. Warman, James Steeves, Rogier Receveur, Koen Michels, Olaf Eick, Vincent Larik
  • Publication number: 20090262980
    Abstract: An volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Pooja Mehta, Ioana Fleming, David A. Scanlon, Michael Kryger, Sean Campbell-Massa, Chad Giese, Steven L. Waldhauser, Shangqian Peter Zhang, Jeff Jannicke, Phillip Falkner, Don Hefner, Eduardo N. Warman, James Steeves, Rogier Receveur, Koen Michels, Olaf Eick, Vincent Larik
  • Publication number: 20090264738
    Abstract: An volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Pooja Mehta, Ioana Fleming, David Scanlon, Michael Kryger, Sean Campbell-Massa, Chad Giese, Steven L. Waldhauser, Shangqian Peter Zhang, Jeff Jannicke, Phillip Falkner, Don Hafner, Eduardo N. Warman, James Steeves, Rogier Receveur, Koen Michels, Olaf Eick, Vincent Larik
  • Publication number: 20090264744
    Abstract: An volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Pooja Mehta, Ioana Fleming, David A. Scanlon, Michael Kryger, Sean Campbell-Massa, Chad Giese, Steven L. Waldhauser, Shangqian Peter Zhang, Jeff Jannicke, Phillip Falkner, Don Hefner, Eduardo N. Warman, James Steeves, Rogier Receveur, Koen Michels, Olaf Eick, Vincent Larik
  • Publication number: 20090264751
    Abstract: A volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Sean Campbell-Massa, Phillip Falkner, Ioana Fleming, Chad Giese, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Michael Kryger, Karl Evan Nowak, Pooja Mehta, James Steeves, Lane A. Phillips, Shangqian Peter Zhang, Steven L. Waldhauser, David A. Scanlon, Brian Houston Craig, Eduardo N. Warman, Koen Michels, Marie P. Smith, Noelle Christine Hurtig, Olaf Eick, Rogier Receveur, Vincent Larik, Brent Chelgren, Victoria Interrante
  • Publication number: 20090264750
    Abstract: A volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Sean Campbell-Massa, Phillip Falkner, Ioana Fleming, Chad Giese, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Michael Kryger, Karl Evan Nowak, Pooja Mehta, James Steeves, Lane A. Phillips, Shangqian Peter Zhang, Steven L. Waldhauser, David A. Scanlon, Brian Houston Craig, Eduardo N. Warman, Koen Michels, Marie P. Smith, Noelle Christine Hurtig, Olaf Eick, Rogier Receveur, Vincent Larik, Brent Chelgren, Victoria Interrante
  • Publication number: 20090264752
    Abstract: An area of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of an area or volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of an imaging device. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Pooja Mehta, Ioana Fleming, David Scanlon, Michael Kryger, Sean Campbell-Massa, Chad Giese, Steven Waldhauser, Peter Zhang, Jeff Jannicke, Phillip Falkner, Don Hefner
  • Publication number: 20090264740
    Abstract: An volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Pooja Mehta, Ioana Fleming, David A. Scanlon, Michael Kryger, Sean Campbell-Massa, Chad Giese, Steven L. Waldhauser, Shangqian Peter Zhang, Jeff Jannicke, Phillip Falkner, Don Hefner, Eduardo N. Warman, James Steeves, Rogier Receveur, Koen Michels, Olaf Eick, Vincent Larik
  • Publication number: 20090264747
    Abstract: A volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Sean Campbell-Massa, Phillip Falkner, Ioana Fleming, Chad Giese, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Michael Kryger, Karl Evan Nowak, Pooja Mehta, James Steevens, Lane A. Phillips, Shangqian Peter Zhang, Steven L. Waldhauser, David Scanlon, Brian Houston Craig, Eduardo N. Warman, Marie P. Smith, Noelle Christine Hurtig, Olaf Eick, Rogier Receveur, Vincent Larik, Brent Chelgren, Victoria Interrante
  • Publication number: 20090264743
    Abstract: A volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Pooja Mehta, Ioana Fleming, David A. Scanion, Michael Kryger, Sean Campbell-Massa, Chad Giese, Steven L. Waldhauser, Shangqian Peter Zhang, Jeff Jannicke, Phillip Falkner, Don Hefner, Eduardo N. Warman, James Steeves, Rogier Receveur, Koen Michels, Olaf Eick, Vincent Larik
  • Publication number: 20090264748
    Abstract: A volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Sean Campbell-Massa, Phillip Falkner, Ioana Fleming, Karl Evan Nowak, Chad Glese, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Michael Kryger, Karl Evan Nowak, Pooja Mehta, James Steeves, Lane A. Phillips, Shangqian Peter Zhang, Steven L. Waldhauser, David A. Scanlon, Brian Houston Craig, Eduardo N. Warman, Koen Michels, Marie P. Smith, Noelle Christine Hurtig, Olaf Eick, Rogier Receveur, Vincent Larik, Brent Cheigren, Victoria Interrante
  • Patent number: 7524292
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring respiration including sensing a signal that varies with respiration, deriving a respiration parameter, applying criteria for detecting a respiration disturbance and determining one or more respiratory disturbance metrics. The system preferably includes an implantable sensor with an associated implantable medical device such that chronic respiration monitoring is possible. The implantable medical device may execute methods for detecting and measuring respiratory disturbances or may store data to be transferred to an external device for detecting and measuring respiratory disturbances. Respiratory disturbance detection may trigger a responsive action such as physiological data storage, a change in therapy delivery, or a clinician warning. Assessment of cardiac function may be made based on metrics of respiratory disturbances or a measure of circulatory delay time following detection of a respiratory disturbance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong K. Cho, Steven L. Ning, Luc R. Mongeon, Scott W. Davie, Todd J. Sheldon, Mark K. Erickson, H. Toby Markowitz
  • Publication number: 20090093857
    Abstract: An IMD can be implanted into a patient to address various conditions. The IMD case and leads can have various electrodes and other portions to measure various physiological conditions. For example, a selected current can be generated between two electrodes, either external or internal in the patient, and a voltage can be measured by one or more electrodes of the IMD. A voltage can be measured at two or more locations to determine a relative motion of different electrodes. If the electrodes are in different portions of the heart, a determination can be made of a relative motion or position of the heart or portions of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Phillip Falkner, Douglas A. Hettrick, Sameh Sowelam
  • Publication number: 20080183083
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a patient includes measuring a series of consecutive pulse transit times (PTT's) of the patient, and processing the resulting PTT signal to detect a presence or absence of central sleep apnea (CSA). The method further includes determining an effectiveness of congestive heart failure therapy, which is being provided to the patient, based on the detected presence or absence of CSA. A system incorporating the method includes an electrode of an implantable medical device, which is adapted to pick up the patient's ventricular depolarization signals, a sensor, which is adapted to pick up peripheral arterial pulse signals of the patient, and a signal processor, which is adapted to receive the two types of signals and to process the signals according to the method. The system may provide the therapy via cardiac resynchronization pacing and, upon detection of CSA, the system may adjust at least one pacing parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: H. Toby Markowitz, Sameh Sowelam
  • Publication number: 20080132800
    Abstract: Medical systems and methods incorporate monitoring of at least two implanted markers, each of which is adapted to wirelessly transmit a signal in response to a wirelessly transmitted excitation signal; the response signals are converted into positional information for the two markers. The systems and methods further incorporate both, or one of, an implanted sensing member and/or an implanted therapy delivery device. Signals received from the sensing member may be collated with the positional information. A therapy delivered from the therapy delivery device may be adjusted according to the positional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Douglas A. Hettrick, Kenneth C. Gardeski, H. Toby Markowitz, Sameh Sowelam