Patents by Inventor James Hissong

James 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).

  • Publication number: 20220361916
    Abstract: A system for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is described. The system includes an introducer needle having an elongated body. The introducer needle is configured to create an opening in a tongue of a patient for implantation of a lead for treating OSA. One or more electrically conductive areas are located on the elongated body. A medical device is configured to deliver a stimulation signal via the introducer needle through the one or more electrically conductive areas to the tongue of the patient to stimulate one or more motor points of a protrusor muscle within the tongue of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Avram Scheiner, James Hissong
  • Patent number: 11426201
    Abstract: A system for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is described. The system includes an introducer needle having an elongated body. The introducer needle is configured to create an opening in a tongue of a patient for implantation of a lead for treating OSA. One or more electrically conductive areas are located on the elongated body. A medical device is configured to deliver a stimulation signal via the introducer needle through the one or more electrically conductive areas to the tongue of the patient to stimulate one or more motor points of a protrusor muscle within the tongue of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC.
    Inventors: Avram Scheiner, James Hissong
  • Patent number: 11266837
    Abstract: An implantable neurostimulator (INS) and method of use, the INS including an electrical lead having formed thereon at least a pair of bi-polar electrodes, wherein the electrical lead is configured for placement of the pair of bi-polar electrodes proximate protrusor muscles of a patient, a pulse generator electrically connected to the electrical lead and configured to deliver electrical energy to the pair of bi-polar electrodes, the pulse generator having mounted therein a sensor and a control circuit, and the sensor is configured to generate signals representative of an orientation of the pulse generator and communicate the signals to the control circuit and the control circuit is configured to determine the orientation of the pulse generator and deliver electrical energy to the bi-polar electrodes when the determined orientation correlates to a pre-determined orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC.
    Inventors: Avram Scheiner, James Hissong
  • Publication number: 20210228234
    Abstract: A system for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is described. The system includes an introducer needle having an elongated body. The introducer needle is configured to create an opening in a tongue of a patient for implantation of a lead for treating OSA. One or more electrically conductive areas are located on the elongated body. A medical device is configured to deliver a stimulation signal via the introducer needle through the one or more electrically conductive areas to the tongue of the patient to stimulate one or more motor points of a protrusor muscle within the tongue of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Avram Scheiner, James Hissong
  • Publication number: 20200282219
    Abstract: An implantable neurostimulator (INS) and method of use, the INS including an electrical lead having formed thereon at least a pair of bi-polar electrodes, wherein the electrical lead is configured for placement of the pair of bi-polar electrodes proximate protrusor muscles of a patient, a pulse generator electrically connected to the electrical lead and configured to deliver electrical energy to the pair of bi-polar electrodes, the pulse generator having mounted therein a sensor and a control circuit, and the sensor is configured to generate signals representative of an orientation of the pulse generator and communicate the signals to the control circuit and the control circuit is configured to determine the orientation of the pulse generator and deliver electrical energy to the bi-polar electrodes when the determined orientation correlates to a pre-determined orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Avram Scheiner, James Hissong
  • Publication number: 20200282215
    Abstract: A system and method of assessing therapy of an implantable neurostimulator (INS), the INS including a lead having at least one pair of bi-polar electrodes, and a pulse generator in electrical communication with the bi-polar electrodes, the pulse generator including a sensor, a memory, a control circuit, and a telemetry circuit. The system and method includes an external programmer in communication with the INS via the telemetry circuit, a server in communication with the external programmer and including thereon an application configured to receive sensor data from the INS from the external programmer and assess a quality of the sleep of a patient in which the INS is implanted based on the received sensor data, and a remote computer in communication with the server and configured to present an assessment of the quality of sleep of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Avram Scheiner, Randal Schulhauser, James Hissong, Erik Scott, Rebecca Haag
  • Publication number: 20080039746
    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 25, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James Hissong, Mark Stewart, David Francischelli, James Keogh, James Skarda, Hotaik Lee, Nadine Smith
  • Publication number: 20070110788
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an injectable formulation comprising an active substance and capable of releasing a therapeutically effective amount of said active substance, wherein said formulation is made of a formable material designed to adapt and conform to the shape of at least a part of a cavity of an individual's skull when engaged therewith, and wherein said material is hardenable upon engagement with at least a part of said cavity to provide said device with a permanent shape
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: James Hissong, Edze Tijsma, Maria Nieves Lopez
  • Publication number: 20070014830
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stent, adapted for deployment in a nasal sinus, comprising a matrix metalloproteinase-inhibiting substance and capable of locally releasing in a controlled manner a therapeutically effective amount of said matrix metalloproteinase-inhibiting substance. The invention further relates to a method for treatment of a diseased or damaged sinus mucosal tissue in a patient, said method comprising introducing into the sinus of said patient a stent comprising a matrix metalloproteinase-inhibiting substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Inventors: Edze Tijsma, Claus Bachert, James Hissong, Jean-Baptiste Watelet
  • Publication number: 20060229594
    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 9, 2005
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: David Francischelli, James Hissong, James Keogh, James Skarda, Mark Stewart
  • Publication number: 20060025756
    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: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: David Francischelli, James Hissong, James Keogh, James Skarda, Mark Stewart
  • Publication number: 20050267454
    Abstract: A method of thermal ablation using high intensity focused ultrasound energy includes the steps of positioning an ultrasound emitting member, emitting ultrasound energy from the ultrasound emitting member, focusing the ultrasound energy, ablating with the focused ultrasound energy to form an ablated tissue area and removing the ultrasound emitting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: James Hissong, Fred Dinger