Patents by Inventor Jason Skubitz

Jason Skubitz 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: 11376427
    Abstract: A system for restoring muscle function to the lumbar spine to treat low back pain is provided. The system may include one or more electrode leads coupled to an implantable pulse generator (IPG) and a tunneler system for subcutaneously implanting a proximal portion of the lead(s). The system may also include a handheld activator configured to transfer a stimulation command to the IPG, and an external programmer configured to transfer programming data to the IPG. The stimulation command directs the programmable controller to stimulate the tissue in accordance with the programming data. The system may include a software-based programming system run on a computer such that the treating physician may program and adjust stimulation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Mainstay Medical Limited
    Inventors: John Beck, Jason Skubitz, Peter Crosby, Henry DeMorett, Jason Alan Shiroff
  • Publication number: 20200046972
    Abstract: A system for restoring muscle function to the lumbar spine to treat low back pain is provided. The system may include one or more electrode leads coupled to an implantable pulse generator (IPG) and a tunneler system for subcutaneously implanting a proximal portion of the lead(s). The system may also include a handheld activator configured to transfer a stimulation command to the IPG, and an external programmer configured to transfer programming data to the IPG. The stimulation command directs the programmable controller to stimulate the tissue in accordance with the programming data. The system may include a software-based programming system run on a computer such that the treating physician may program and adjust stimulation parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Mainstay Medical Limited
    Inventors: John BECK, Jason SKUBITZ, Peter CROSBY, Henry DEMORETT, Jason Alan SHIROFF
  • Patent number: 10449355
    Abstract: A system for restoring muscle function to the lumbar spine to treat low back pain is provided. The system may include one or more electrode leads coupled to an implantable pulse generator (IPG) and a tunneler system for subcutaneously implanting a proximal portion of the lead(s). The system may also include a handheld activator configured to transfer a stimulation command to the IPG, and an external programmer configured to transfer programming data to the IPG. The stimulation command directs the programmable controller to stimulate the tissue in accordance with the programming data. The system may include a software-based programming system run on a computer such that the treating physician may program and adjust stimulation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mainstay Medical Limited
    Inventors: John Beck, Jason Skubitz, Peter Crosby, Henry DeMorett, Jason Alan Shiroff
  • Publication number: 20180221659
    Abstract: A system for restoring muscle function to the lumbar spine to treat low back pain is provided. The system may include one or more electrode leads coupled to an implantable pulse generator (IPG) and a tunneler system for subcutaneously implanting a proximal portion of the lead(s). The system may also include a handheld activator configured to transfer a stimulation command to the IPG, and an external programmer configured to transfer programming data to the IPG. The stimulation command directs the programmable controller to stimulate the tissue in accordance with the programming data. The system may include a software-based programming system run on a computer such that the treating physician may program and adjust stimulation parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: MAINSTAY MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: John BECK, Jason SKUBITZ, Peter CROSBY, Henry DEMORETT, Jason Alan SHIROFF
  • Patent number: 9950159
    Abstract: A system for restoring muscle function to the lumbar spine to treat low back pain is provided. The system may include one or more electrode leads coupled to an implantable pulse generator (IPG) and a tunneler system for subcutaneously implanting a proximal portion of the lead(s). The system may also include a handheld activator configured to transfer a stimulation command to the IPG, and an external programmer configured to transfer programming data to the IPG. The stimulation command directs the programmable controller to stimulate the tissue in accordance with the programming data. The system may include a software-based programming system run on a computer such that the treating physician may program and adjust stimulation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Mainstay Medical Limited
    Inventors: John Beck, Jason Skubitz, Peter Crosby, Henry DeMorett, Jason Alan Shiroff
  • Publication number: 20160310732
    Abstract: A system for restoring muscle function to the lumbar spine to treat low back pain is provided. The system may include one or more electrode leads coupled to an implantable pulse generator (IPG) and a tunneler system for subcutaneously implanting a proximal portion of the lead(s). The system may also include a handheld activator configured to transfer a stimulation command to the IPG, and an external programmer configured to transfer programming data to the IPG. The stimulation command directs the programmable controller to stimulate the tissue in accordance with the programming data. The system may include a software-based programming system run on a computer such that the treating physician may program and adjust stimulation parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: MAINSTAY MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: John BECK, Jason SKUBITZ, Peter CROSBY, Henry DEMORETT, Jason Alan SHIROFF
  • Patent number: 8209035
    Abstract: A lead having an extendable and retractable fixation mechanism has a rotating terminal pin at the terminal end which rotates the fixation mechanism at the distal end. As the terminal pin is rotated, the fixation mechanism is extended or retracted from the distal end of the lead. A threaded collar allows for the fixation mechanism to smoothly extend and retract from the lead, and allows for a 1:1 turn ratio between the terminal pin and the fixation mechanism. A fluoroscopic ring disposed at the distal end of the lead provides information during the implantation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Flynn, Michael Brenzel, Jason Skubitz, Larry L. Hum, Carol Werlein, Christopher Paul Knapp, Gregory R. Ley, Jason Alan Shiroff, Brian David Soltis
  • Publication number: 20100268311
    Abstract: Methods and devices for implanting an electrode near a nerve covered by a tissue layer or layers. Methods can include cutting through a tissue layer covering the nerve to form at least two exposed pleural tissue layer edges. The nerve can be freed from any tissue around the nerve and the electrode placed around the nerve. The pleura edges can be drawn toward each other to cover the nerve and the edges secured together. Some methods form two tissue flaps which are pulled away from each other to expose the nerve. Other methods form a single tissue flap which extends over the nerve and is pulled back to expose the nerve. The now covered nerve is protected against movement of tissues near the now covered nerve. Such methods find one use in placing electrodes near the splanchnic nerves in the thoracic cavity, where the lung and diaphragm may contact an exposed electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Ralph Cardinal, Jason Skubitz, Jason Shiroff, Johann Neisz
  • Publication number: 20080262587
    Abstract: A lead having an extendable and retractable fixation mechanism has a rotating terminal pin at the terminal end which rotates the fixation mechanism at the distal end. As the terminal pin is rotated, the fixation mechanism is extended or retracted from the distal end of the lead. A threaded collar allows for the fixation mechanism to smoothly extend and retract from the lead, and allows for a 1:1 turn ratio between the terminal pin and the fixation mechanism. A fluoroscopic ring disposed at the distal end of the lead provides information during the implantation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc
    Inventors: David M. Flynn, Michael Brenzel, Jason Skubitz, Larry L. Hum, Carol Werlein, Christopher Paul Knapp, Gregory R. Ley, Jason Alan Shiroff, Brian David Soltis
  • Patent number: 7392095
    Abstract: A lead having an extendable and retractable fixation mechanism has a rotating terminal pin at the terminal end which rotates the fixation mechanism at the distal end. As the terminal pin is rotated, the fixation mechanism is extended or retracted from the distal end of the lead. A threaded collar allows for the fixation mechanism to smoothly extend and retract from the lead, and allows for a 1:1 turn ratio between the terminal pin and the fixation mechanism. A fluoroscopic ring disposed at the distal end of the lead provides information during the implantation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Flynn, Michael Brenzel, Jason Skubitz, Larry L. Hum, Carol Werlein, Christopher Paul Knapp, Gregory R. Ley, Jason Alan Shiroff, Brian David Soltis
  • Publication number: 20060058573
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for minimizing or eliminating the transmission of vibration away from, as well as induction of vibration into, a middle ear driving or sensing structure of an at least partially implantable hearing aid system. A vibration damping intermediary layer may be positioned between an originating structure and its housing, and/or between a housing and its mounting to the surrounding. The intermediary layer may be formed of a structure having elastic and damping characteristics. The intermediary layer may also have a number of fluid flow paths for absorbing energy and damping vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Johann Neisz, Jason Skubitz
  • Publication number: 20050267557
    Abstract: A lead having an extendable and retractable fixation mechanism has a rotating terminal pin at the terminal end which rotates the fixation mechanism at the distal end. As the terminal pin is rotated, the fixation mechanism is extended or retracted from the distal end of the lead. A threaded collar allows for the fixation mechanism to smoothly extend and retract from the lead, and allows for a 1:1 turn ratio between the terminal pin and the fixation mechanism. A fluoroscopic ring disposed at the distal end of the lead provides information during the implantation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: David Flynn, Michael Brenzel, Jason Skubitz, Larry Hum, Carol Werlein, Christopher Knapp, Gregory Ley, Jason Shiroff, Brian Soltis
  • Patent number: 6915169
    Abstract: A lead having an extendable and retractable fixation mechanism has a rotating terminal pin at the terminal end which rotates the fixation mechanism at the distal end. As the terminal pin is rotated, the fixation mechanism is extended or retracted from the distal end of the lead. A threaded collar allows for the fixation mechanism to smoothly extend and retract from the lead, and allows for a 1:1 turn ratio between the terminal pin and the fixation mechanism. A fluoroscopic ring disposed at the distal end of the lead provides information during the implantation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Flynn, Michael Brenzel, Jason Skubitz, Larry L. Hum, Carol Werlein, Christopher Paul Knapp, Gregory R. Ley, Jason Alan Shiroff, Brian David Soltis
  • Publication number: 20030040787
    Abstract: A lead having an extendable and retractable fixation mechanism has a rotating terminal pin at the terminal end which rotates the fixation mechanism at the distal end. As the terminal pin is rotated, the fixation mechanism is extended or retracted from the distal end of the lead. A threaded collar allows for the fixation mechanism to smoothly extend and retract from the lead, and allows for a 1:1 turn ratio between the terminal pin and the fixation mechanism. A fluoroscopic ring disposed at the distal end of the lead provides information during the implantation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Applicant: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Flynn, Michael Brenzel, Jason Skubitz, Larry L. Hum, Carol Werlein, Christopher Paul Knapp, Gregory R. Ley, Jason Alan Shiroff, Brian David Soltis
  • Patent number: 6501990
    Abstract: A lead having an extendable and retractable fixation mechanism has a rotating terminal pin at the terminal end which rotates the fixation mechanism at the distal end. As the terminal pin is rotated, the fixation mechanism is extended or retracted from the distal end of the lead. A threaded collar allows for the fixation mechanism to smoothly extend and retract from the lead, and allows for a 1:1 turn ratio between the terminal pin and the fixation mechanism. A fluoroscopic ring disposed at the distal end of the lead provides information during the implantation process. The lead includes a terminal assembly having an outer terminal ring, a terminal pin, and an insulative sleeve disposed between the outer terminal ring and the terminal pin. The insulative sleeve is coupled with the outer terminal ring with a snap-fit connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Sundberg, David M. Flynn, Michael Brenzel, Jason Skubitz, Larry L. Hum, Carol Werlein, Christopher Paul Knapp, Gregory R. Ley, Jason Alan Shiroff, Brian David Soltis
  • Patent number: 6463334
    Abstract: A lead having an extendable and retractable fixation mechanism has a rotating terminal pin at the terminal end which rotates the fixation mechanism at the distal end. As the terminal pin is rotated, the fixation mechanism is extended or retracted from the distal end of the lead. A threaded collar allows for the fixation mechanism to smoothly extend and retract from the lead, and allows for a 1:1 turn ratio between the terminal pin and the fixation mechanism. A fluoroscopic ring disposed at the distal end of the lead provides information during the implantation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Flynn, Michael Brenzel, Jason Skubitz, Larry L. Hum, Carol Werlein, Christopher Paul Knapp, Gregory R. Ley, Jason Alan Shiroff, Brian David Soltis