Patents by Inventor Jean M. Bobgan

Jean M. Bobgan 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: 10881016
    Abstract: A medical device includes a hybrid circuitry assembly and a core circuitry support structure. The core circuitry support structure includes a frame defining a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the hybrid circuitry assembly. An outer surface of the frame is shaped to correspond to an inside surface of a core assembly housing configured to enclose the hybrid circuitry assembly and the core circuitry support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemaker, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper, Joseph Prescott
  • Publication number: 20200254264
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to implantable medical devices including a welded joint with reduced residual stress. In a first aspect, an implantable medical device is included having a power subunit comprising a first biocompatible electrically conductive shell, an anode disposed therein, a cathode disposed therein, and a lid. The implantable medical device can further include an electronics control subunit comprising a second biocompatible electrically conductive shell, and a control circuit disposed therein. Both of the first and second biocompatible electrically conductive shells can include first and second opposed wide sides, first and second opposed narrow sides, and four rounded corners. The first shell can be welded to the lid around a perimeter thereof forming a weld line. The weld line can have a weld line terminus and the weld line terminus can be positioned on a narrow side or a rounded corner. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Troy Anthony Giese, Steven Lawrence Frandrup, Emily Tubbs, Larry Michael Killeen, Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper
  • Publication number: 20200238091
    Abstract: An implantable medical device comprising a housing having an outer surface; and protrusions disposed on the outer surface, where the plurality of protrusions are configured to reduce at least one of rotational, translational, and lateral movement of the implantable medical device within a patient's tissue after implantation in the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper
  • Publication number: 20200154590
    Abstract: A medical device includes a hybrid circuitry assembly and a core circuitry support structure. The core circuitry support structure includes a frame defining a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the hybrid circuitry assembly. An outer surface of the frame is shaped to correspond to an inside surface of a core assembly housing configured to enclose the hybrid circuitry assembly and the core circuitry support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper, Joseph Prescott
  • Publication number: 20200129088
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods for supporting components of an implantable medical device. The apparatuses, systems, and methods may include a first electrode and a second electrode and a scaffold assembly configured to support the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ron A. Balczewski, Jean M. Bobgan, Aleksandra Kharam, David P. Stieper, Scott R. Vanderlinde
  • Publication number: 20200121417
    Abstract: A medical device including a hybrid circuitry assembly, a core assembly housing having an inside surface, and a tag/getter assembly. The core assembly housing to enclose the hybrid circuitry assembly, and the tag/getter assembly to be situated adjacent the inside surface of the core assembly housing. The tag/getter assembly including an identification tag and a hydrogen getter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Prescott, Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper
  • Patent number: 10617876
    Abstract: An implantable medical device comprising a housing having an outer surface; and protrusions disposed on the outer surface, where the plurality of protrusions are configured to reduce at least one of rotational, translational, and lateral movement of the implantable medical device within a patient's tissue after implantation in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper
  • Patent number: 10542633
    Abstract: A medical device includes a hybrid circuitry assembly and a core circuitry support structure. The core circuitry support structure includes a frame defining a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the hybrid circuitry assembly. An outer surface of the frame is shaped to correspond to an inside surface of a core assembly housing configured to enclose the hybrid circuitry assembly and the core circuitry support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper, Joseph Prescott
  • Publication number: 20190215978
    Abstract: A medical device includes a hybrid circuitry assembly and a core circuitry support structure. The core circuitry support structure includes a frame defining a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the hybrid circuitry assembly. An outer surface of the frame is shaped to correspond to an inside surface of a core assembly housing configured to enclose the hybrid circuitry assembly and the core circuitry support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper, Joseph Prescott
  • Publication number: 20190184178
    Abstract: Implantable medical devices including interconnections having strain-relief structure. The interconnections can take the form of flexible circuits. Strain relief gaps and shapes are integrated in the interconnections to relieve forces in each of three dimensions. In some examples, the region of an interconnection which couples with a component of the implantable medical device is separated by a strain relief gap from a connection to a second component and/or a location where the flex bends around a corner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, Moira B. Sweeney, James E. Blood, Robert A. Jones, John E. Hansen, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 10327344
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward a medical device having a a core assembly. The core assembly includes a core circuit assembly and a core assembly housing configured to enclose the core circuit assembly. The core assembly housing includes a first portion, and a second portion configured to be coupled to the first portion along a weld seam. The second portion includes at least one weld joint feature, which includes a thinned section of the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper, Mark A. Lamberty
  • Publication number: 20190167112
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to optoelectronic interfaces for multimode analyte sensors for use with implantable medical devices. In an embodiment, an implantable medical device is included. The implantable medical device can include a first chemical sensor including an optical excitation assembly comprising a first visible spectrum emitter, a second visible spectrum emitter, and at least one of a near-infrared (NIR) emitter and an ultraviolet emitter. The first chemical sensor can also include an optical detection assembly including a colorimetric response detector, and a photoluminescent response detector. The first chemical sensor can also include a multimode sensing element including a colorimetric response element specific for a first chemical analyte, a photoluminescent response element specific for a second chemical analyte. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Keith R. Maile, Yingbo Li, Jean M. Bobgan
  • Patent number: 10238879
    Abstract: Implantable medical devices including interconnections having strain-relief structure. The interconnections can take the form of flexible circuits. Strain relief gaps and shapes are integrated in the interconnections to relieve forces in each of three dimensions. In some examples, the region of an interconnection which couples with a component of the implantable medical device is separated by a strain relief gap from a connection to a second component and/or a location where the flex bends around a corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, Moira B. Sweeney, James E. Blood, Robert A. Jones, John E. Hansen, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 10237997
    Abstract: A medical device includes a hybrid circuitry assembly and a core circuitry support structure. The core circuitry support structure includes a frame defining a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the hybrid circuitry assembly. An outer surface of the frame is shaped to correspond to an inside surface of a core assembly housing configured to enclose the hybrid circuitry assembly and the core circuitry support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper, Joseph Prescott
  • Publication number: 20190060655
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods that may comprise a medical device having a header, a core assembly, and a scaffold assembly. The scaffold assembly may be configured to interface with the core assembly and position and support one or more circuit component relative to one or more other circuit components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, James M. English, David P. Stieper, Richard Percy, Patrick J. Barry, Ernest Beaudet, Matthew Couri, Mark A. Lamberty
  • Patent number: 10155117
    Abstract: An implantable medical device configured to be compatible with the environment inside an MRI machine. The implantable medical device includes a housing constructed of an electrically conductive material and pulse generation circuitry within the housing for generating electrical voltage pulses. The implantable medical device further includes a first conductor that is configured to transmit the electrical voltage pulses from the pulse generation circuitry to a patient's cardiac tissue and a second conductor that is configured to provide an electrically conductive path from the patient's cardiac tissue back to the pulse generation circuitry. The implantable medical device further includes a selectively interruptible electrically conductive path connecting the pulse generation circuitry with the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve R. Wedan, Jean M. Bobgan, Thomas W. Lloyd
  • Patent number: 10130820
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods that may comprise a medical device having a header, a core assembly, and a scaffold assembly. The scaffold assembly may be configured to interface with the core assembly and position and support one or more circuit component relative to one or more other circuit components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, James M. English, David P. Stieper, Richard Percy, Patrick J. Barry, Ernest Beaudet, Matthew Couri, Mark A. Lamberty
  • Publication number: 20180028819
    Abstract: An implantable medical device configured to be compatible with the environment inside an Mill machine. The implantable medical device includes a housing constructed of an electrically conductive material and pulse generation circuitry within the housing for generating electrical voltage pulses. The implantable medical device further includes a first conductor that is configured to transmit the electrical voltage pulses from the pulse generation circuitry to a patient's cardiac tissue and a second conductor that is configured to provide an electrically conductive path from the patient's cardiac tissue back to the pulse generation circuitry. The implantable medical device further includes a selectively interruptible electrically conductive path connecting the pulse generation circuitry with the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Steve R. Wedan, Jean M. Bobgan, Thomas W. Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20170367616
    Abstract: A system includes a sensor array having a plurality of sensors. Each sensor is coupled to circuitry configured to receive sensing signals from the plurality of sensors in the sensor array, where the sensing signals include a parameter indicating presence of an implantable medical device (IMD). Based on the received sensing signals, the circuitry is configured to generate display signals indicating location of the IMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Jean M. Bobgan, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 9849292
    Abstract: An implantable medical device configured to be compatible with the environment inside an MRI machine. The implantable medical device includes a housing constructed of an electrically conductive material and pulse generation circuitry within the housing for generating electrical voltage pulses. The implantable medical device further includes a first conductor that is configured to transmit the electrical voltage pulses from the pulse generation circuitry to a patient's cardiac tissue and a second conductor that is configured to provide an electrically conductive path from the patient's cardiac tissue back to the pulse generation circuitry. The implantable medical device further includes a selectively interruptible electrically conductive path connecting the pulse generation circuitry with the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve R. Wedan, Jean M. Bobgan, Thomas W. Lloyd