Patents by Inventor James B. Hissong

James B. Hissong 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: 10589130
    Abstract: A device and method for ablating tissue is disclosed comprising the steps of acquiring an anatomical image of a patient, correlating the image to the patient, guiding an ablating member within the patient while tracking the position of the ablating member in the patient, positioning the ablating member in a desired position to ablate tissue, emitting ablating energy from the ablating member to form an ablated tissue area and removing the ablating member from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: James B. Hissong, Mark T. Stewart, David E. Francischelli, James R. Keogh, Hotaik Lee, Nadine B. Smith, James R. Skarda
  • Patent number: 10279072
    Abstract: Body tissue and structures in an airway may be treated with an artificial scab comprising an inhomogeneous, uncohesive, solid sheet-like body comprising a granular mixture of chitosan and polysaccharide particles. The artificial scab breaks apart into smaller pieces if peeled away from the surgical site or wound, thus reducing the risk of airway occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Hissong, Matthew F. Myntti, Jennifer G. Medina
  • Publication number: 20180263651
    Abstract: A device and method for ablating tissue is disclosed comprising the steps of acquiring an anatomical image of a patient, correlating the image to the patient, guiding an ablating member within the patient while tracking the position of the ablating member in the patient, positioning the ablating member in a desired position to ablate tissue, emitting ablating energy from the ablating member to form an ablated tissue area and removing the ablating member from the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: James B. Hissong, Mark T. Stewart, David E. Francischelli, James R. Keogh, Hotaik Lee, Nadine B. Smith, James R. Skarda
  • Patent number: 9931134
    Abstract: A device and method for ablating tissue is disclosed comprising the steps of acquiring an anatomical image of a patient, correlating the image to the patient, guiding an ablating member within the patient while tracking the position of the ablating member in the patient, positioning the ablating member in a desired position to ablate tissue, emitting ablating energy from the ablating member to form an ablated tissue area and removing the ablating member from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Hissong, Mark T. Stewart, David E. Francischelli, James R. Keogh, Hotaik Lee, Nadine B. Smith, James R. Skarda
  • Publication number: 20170304487
    Abstract: Body tissue and structures in an airway may be treated with an artificial scab comprising an inhomogeneous, uncohesive, solid sheet-like body comprising a granular mixture of chitosan and polysaccharide particles. The artificial scab breaks apart into smaller pieces if peeled away from the surgical site or wound, thus reducing the risk of airway occlusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: James B. Hissong, Matthew F. Myntti, Jennifer G. Medina
  • Publication number: 20170296217
    Abstract: A device and method for ablating tissue is disclosed comprising the steps of acquiring an anatomical image of a patient, correlating the image to the patient, guiding an ablating member within the patient while tracking the position of the ablating member in the patient, positioning the ablating member in a desired position to ablate tissue, emitting ablating energy from the ablating member to form an ablated tissue area and removing the ablating member from the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: James B. Hissong, Mark T. Stewart, David E. Francischelli, James R. Keogh, Hotaik Lee, Nadine B. Smith, James R. Skarda
  • Patent number: 9724119
    Abstract: A device and method for ablating tissue is disclosed comprising the steps of acquiring an anatomical image of a patient, correlating the image to the patient, guiding an ablating member within the patient while tracking the position of the ablating member in the patient, positioning the ablating member in a desired position to ablate tissue, emitting ablating energy from the ablating member to form an ablated tissue area and removing the ablating member from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Hissong, Mark T. Stewart, David E. Francischelli, James R. Keogh, Hotaik Lee, Nadine B. Smith, James R. Skarda
  • Patent number: 9700344
    Abstract: Chronic wounds may be treated by debriding necrotic and other devitalized tissue from the wound, and applying to the wound an extracellular polymeric substance solvating system comprising a metal ion sequestering agent, surfactant and buffering agent. The solvating system disrupts biofilms which may be present in the wound and aids or enables the resumption of normal healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew F. Myntti, Dana A. Oliver, James B. Hissong, Jennifer G. Medina
  • Patent number: 9610069
    Abstract: A device includes an elongated cannula with an opening positioned at its distal end. A tissue engagement structure is affixed proximate the distal end of the cannula and surrounds the opening. The tissue engagement structure includes a tissue engaging portion to engage and control tissue. An adhesive is dispensed through the cannula opening to repair tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic-Xomed, Inc.
    Inventor: James B. Hissong
  • Publication number: 20160157883
    Abstract: A device and method for ablating tissue is disclosed comprising the steps of acquiring an anatomical image of a patient, correlating the image to the patient, guiding an ablating member within the patient while tracking the position of the ablating member in the patient, positioning the ablating member in a desired position to ablate tissue, emitting ablating energy from the ablating member to form an ablated tissue area and removing the ablating member from the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: James B. Hissong, Mark T. Stewart, David E. Francischelli, James R. Keogh, Hotaik Lee, Nadine B. Smith
  • Patent number: 9227088
    Abstract: A device and method for ablating tissue is disclosed comprising the steps of acquiring an anatomical image of a patient, correlating the image to the patient, guiding an ablating member within the patient while tracking the position of the ablating member in the patient, positioning the ablating member in a desired position to ablate tissue, emitting ablating energy from the ablating member to form an ablated tissue area and removing the ablating member from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Hissong, Mark T. Stewart, David E. Francischelli, James R. Keough, James R. Skarda, Hotaik Lee, Nadine B. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140324098
    Abstract: A device includes an elongated cannula with an opening positioned at its distal end. A tissue engagement structure is affixed proximate the distal end of the cannula and surrounds the opening. The tissue engagement structure includes a tissue engaging portion to engage and control tissue. An adhesive is dispensed through the cannula opening to repair tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: James B. Hissong
  • Publication number: 20140309581
    Abstract: Chronic wounds may be treated by debriding necrotic and other devitalized tissue from the wound, and applying to the wound an extracellular polymeric substance solvating system comprising a metal ion sequestering agent, surfactant and buffering agent. The solvating system disrupts biofilms which may be present in the wound and aids or enables the resumption of normal healing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew F. Myntti, Dana A. Oliver, James B. Hissong, Jennifer G. Medina
  • Patent number: 8784790
    Abstract: Chronic wounds may be treated by debriding necrotic and other devitalized tissue from the wound, and applying to the wound an extracellular polymeric substance solvating system comprising a metal ion sequestering agent, surfactant and buffering agent. The solvating system disrupts biofilms which may be present in the wound and aids or enables the resumption of normal healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew F. Myntti, Dana A. Oliver, James B. Hissong, Jennifer G. Medina
  • Patent number: 8221402
    Abstract: A device and method for ablating tissue is disclosed comprising the steps of acquiring an anatomical image of a patient, correlating the image to the patient, guiding an ablating member within the patient while tracking the position of the ablating member in the patient, positioning the ablating member in a desired position to ablate tissue, emitting ablating energy from the ablating member to form an ablated tissue area and removing the ablating member from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Francischelli, James B. Hissong, James R. Keogh, James R. Skarda, Mark T. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20110245757
    Abstract: Chronic wounds may be treated by debriding necrotic and other devitalized tissue from the wound, and applying to the wound an extracellular polymeric substance solvating system comprising a metal ion sequestering agent, surfactant and buffering agent. The solvating system disrupts biofilms which may be present in the wound and aids or enables the resumption of normal healing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Matthew F. Myntti, Dana A. Oliver, James B. Hissong, Jennifer G. Medina
  • Publication number: 20100217162
    Abstract: A device and method for ablating tissue is disclosed comprising the steps of acquiring an anatomical image of a patient, correlating the image to the patient, guiding an ablating member within the patient while tracking the position of the ablating member in the patient, positioning the ablating member in a desired position to ablate tissue, emitting ablating energy from the ablating member to form an ablated tissue area and removing the ablating member from the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: James B. Hissong, Mark T. Stewart, David E. Francischelli, James R. Keough, James R. Skarda, Hotaik Lee, Nadine B. Smith
  • Patent number: 7706882
    Abstract: A method of thermal ablation using high intensity focused ultrasound energy includes the steps of positioning one or more ultrasound emitting members within a patient, emitting ultrasound energy from the one or more ultrasound emitting members, focusing the ultrasound energy, ablating with the focused ultrasound energy to form an ablated tissue area and removing the ultrasound emitting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Francischelli, James B. Hissong, James R. Keogh, James R. Skarda, Mark T. Stewart
  • Patent number: 7179238
    Abstract: An apparatus for displacing a partition between a middle ear and an inner ear to treat the symptoms of Meniere's disease or endolymphatic hydrops comprises a treatment member for being disposed in the middle ear adjacent the partition and a driver for driving the treatment member to move against the partition to thereby displace the partition at an infrasonic frequency to influence fluid distribution in the inner ear. A method for treating an ear comprises the steps of disposing a treatment device within the middle ear and moving at least a portion of the treatment device against the partition at an infrasonic frequency to displace the partition to influence fluid in the inner ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventor: James B. Hissong
  • Patent number: 6958043
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for treating a disease or condition of the ear, such as Meniere's disease or endolymphatic hydrops, includes a manual device operable by hand to pressurize air and pressure transmitting arrangement for delivering the pressurized air to the middle ear, preferably in pulses, to displace the partition between the middle ear and the inner ear to influence fluid in the inner ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventor: James B. Hissong