Patents by Inventor Henri G. Heynen

Henri G. Heynen 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: 20040220650
    Abstract: An apparatus for conducting electrical energy to a part of the body (e.g. the heart) and/or for providing sensor data from the body to a device suitably includes an input lead configured to electrically interface with a medical device. A switch electrically coupled to the input lead includes first and second output terminals and a switching input that is responsive to a control signal. The switch toggles electrical energy between first and second output leads in response to the control signal to provide energy to a particular location on the part of the body. The various electromechanical switches described herein may be useful in a wide variety of applications, including many applications in the medical device field. Such switches may be useful in producing Y-adapter-type lead multiplexers for implantable devices, for example, as well as in producing switchable electrode arrays, sensor leads and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: Richard P.M. Houben, Henri G. Heynen
  • Patent number: 6161029
    Abstract: Endocardial implantable cardiac leads are disclosed for applying electrical stimulation to and/or sensing electrical activity of the heart at one or more distal electrode positioned at a cardiac implantation site within a cardiac vessel adjacent to and at a desired orientation to the left ventricle or atrium of the heart. The distal electrode(s) is supported by a tubular electrode support having a diameter large enough to bear against the blood vessel wall and a support lumen that allows blood to flow through it. A retention stent extends proximally from a distal stent end fixed to the tubular electrode support to a proximal stent end. After advancement to the cardiac implantation site employing a lead delivery mechanism, the retention stent is expandable from a collapsed stent state in which the outer diameter of the retention stent is less than the inner diameter of the vessel to an expanded stent state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Spreigl, Douglas N Hess, Henri G. Heynen, Chester I. Struble, Paulus C. von Venrooij