Patents by Inventor Jeffrey A. Von Arx

Jeffrey A. Von Arx 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: 20190054292
    Abstract: An anchoring device for anchoring an implantable medical device to tissue of a patient, wherein the anchoring device comprises at least one marker that is visible when using an imaging technique such as x-ray imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk Muessig, Jeffrey A. von Arx, Wantjinarjo Suwito, Carsten Momma, Matthias Frotscher, Marco Bosselmann
  • Publication number: 20190015669
    Abstract: An external device and a medical device communicate wirelessly with each other. In order to provide for a reliable and low-power method and system providing secure communication between a medical device, in particular an implant, and an external device, the external device has a sound signal transmitter and the medical device has a sound signal receiver. The medical device is configured such that if the sound signal receiver of the medical device detects a predetermined sound signal sent by the sound signal transmitter of the external device, the medical device activates a predetermined operating sequence with a wireless data transmission between the medical device and the external device. There is also described a novel medical device, a novel method for operating a medical device using an external device, and a novel computer program product for operating a medical device using an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: DIRK MUESSIG, ALAN FRYER, JEFFREY A. VON ARX, LARRY STOTTS
  • Publication number: 20190015667
    Abstract: An implantable device system for applying electrical stimulation to a patient, including: a first implantable device configured to measure at least one parameter indicative of a physiological or an activity state of the patient, a second implantable device configured to apply and/or adapt electrical stimulation to the patient in response to said at least one parameter, and wherein the first implantable device is further configured to communicate information pertaining to said at least one parameter to the second implantable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Brian M. Taff, Jeffrey A. von Arx, Hannes Kraetschmer, Larry Stotts
  • Publication number: 20180353754
    Abstract: An anchoring device for anchoring an implantable medical device to tissue of a patient, wherein the anchoring device comprises: an annular member, a plurality of elongated tines connected to the annular member and protruding from the annular member, wherein the annular member comprises at least one stretchable first section that is stretchable along a peripheral direction of the annular member. Further, the invention relates to an implantable medical device (e.g., an implantable cardiac pacemaker) comprising such an anchoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Carsten Momma, Wantjinarjo Suwito, Jeffrey A. von Arx, Matthias Frotscher, Marco Bosselmann
  • Publication number: 20180263497
    Abstract: An implantable medical device includes a coil which is configured for transmission and/or reception of RF fields for communication with external devices. The coil has a conductor that is wound around a core. The core is adapted to saturate in the presence of a static magnetic field or a B0-field generated by an MRI machine thereby reducing the voltage induced in the coil by an RF field and/or by a gradient field generated by the MRI machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: JAMES W. HESS, HABIB HOMAYOUN, JEFFREY A. VON ARX
  • Publication number: 20180071543
    Abstract: A system and method for installing/implanting a leadless implant can include a leadless implant with shortened tine-based anchors and an implantation tool with a modified tip. The tines can extend from a surface of the leadless implant and may include a preformed curve or other shape to enable the tine to hook into or grapple tissue. The implantation tool may be provided with a modified tip to assist with proper alignment, insertion, and anchoring of the shortened tines. A tip of the implantation tool can have a reduced inner diameter to cause the tine tips to be approximately normal to the surface of the tissue to which the implant is being anchored. Upon deployment of the leadless implant, the tines of the anchoring mechanism are appropriately aligned for proper insertion so that robust anchoring is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Brian M. Taff, Dirk Muessig, Jeffrey A. von Arx, Wantjinarjo Suwito, Larry Stotts, Andrew B. Kibler, Eric Austin
  • Patent number: 9905916
    Abstract: An antenna for an implantable medical device with a broadened bandwidth including at least two strut-like first conducting members, wherein each adjacent pair of first conducting members is connected by a second conducting member, wherein the second conducting member has the basic form of an at least partial round and/or polygonal plate, or of at least a part of a sphere and/or polyhedron, or a cross (or X), or a star, wherein the second conducting member further includes at least one through going opening, wherein the basic form fully encircles the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Biotronik SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Muessig, Jeffrey A. von Arx, Eric Austin, James E. Brown
  • Patent number: 9895543
    Abstract: An implantable pulse generator system includes a stimulation unit delivering vagal nerve stimulation pulses, an activity sensor determining an exertion level of the user and generating a signal representing metabolic demand, an autonomic tone sensor determining an autonomic status of the user and generating a signal representing autonomic status, and a control unit in communication with the foregoing components, and which is adapted to control the stimulation unit depending on both the signal representing metabolic demand and the signal representing autonomic status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jie Lian, Lauren Kraiter, Alan Fryer, Andrew B. Kibler, Dirk Muessig, Larry Stotts, Warren Dabney, Jeffrey A. von Arx
  • Publication number: 20170266436
    Abstract: System, method, and tool for implanting an electrode cuff. The system can include a cuff and a slider implement, where the cuff is temporarily retained within and/or onto the slider implement by a retainer mechanism during implantation. The cuff can be structured to exhibit a natural rolled shape, but can be resiliently bendable so as to flex from the rolled shape while having a tendency to move back to the rolled shape. The cuff can be releasably secured to a portion of the slider implement, which may include holding the cuff in an unrolled shape. The cuff can then be positioned adjacent the nerve. The retainer mechanism can then be actuated to allow the cuff to advance towards its naturally rolled shape, thereby wrapping around the nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Wantjinarjo Suwito, Isaac Kreft, Andrew B. Kibler, Jeffrey A. von Arx
  • Patent number: 9687659
    Abstract: An implantable medical device including a data communication interface connected to a pulse generator. The pulse generator generates and delivers forward current pulses and reverse current pulses, wherein a polarity of the reverse current pulses is opposite to the polarity of the forward current pulses. Generates pulses representing binary digits, wherein a first kind of digits (1 or 0) is represented by a current pulse, and a second kind of digit respective of the other type of binary digits (0 or 1) is represented by a pause between current pulses. The data communication interface together with the pulse generator deliver current pulses with strictly alternating polarity such that every other current pulse is a reverse current pulse of opposite polarity compared to an immediately preceding forward current pulse. Thus, every string of current pulse is both, charge balancing and information encoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Von Arx, Dirk Muessig, Hannes Kraetschmer, Habib Homayoun, Larry Stotts
  • Patent number: 9493261
    Abstract: A sterilizable containment that includes an inner packaging and an outer packaging. The outer packaging encloses the inner packaging and includes at least two electric feedthroughs. The inner packaging includes at least two electric contacts, wherein each of the at least two electric contacts of the inner packaging matches one of the at least two electric feedthroughs of the outer packaging to provide an electric connection between a respective feedthrough and the corresponding contact when the inner and the outer packaging are closed. Each of the contacts of the inner packaging feed electrical charge from outside of the inner packaging to the inside of the inner packaging and vice versa. The inner packaging includes electrically conducting media that allows propagation of electrical charge between the contacts of the inner packaging and an implantable medical device included inside in a packaging when the containment is filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & CO. KG
    Inventors: Brian M. Taff, Hannes Kraetschmer, Jeffrey A. von Arx
  • Patent number: 9411027
    Abstract: A method for determining if an implantable medical device (IMD) in a patient is magnetic resonance conditional. Embodiments include a Home Monitoring Service Center (HMSC) that indicates if the IMD is MR conditional and what those conditions are. The IMD includes memory with flags, enabling a physician to set a flag to “MR conditional” if the IMD is MR conditional, if there are no abandoned leads in the patient, and if there are no other hardware in the patient that are not MR conditionally approved. In embodiments, the flags indicate safe for 1.5 T, 3.0 T, 1.5 & 3.0 T, up to 2 W/Kg, up to 4 W/Kg, with/without exclusion zone, and date flags are set. During home monitoring, the HMSC reads out a status of the MR conditional flags and the date last confirmed. If the patient needs an MRI scan, physician queries HMSC to determine MR conditional status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. von Arx, Volker Lang
  • Publication number: 20160213919
    Abstract: A medical implant, a catheter, and a system including a medical implant and a catheter, where the catheter is used to position the medical implant and to reposition or explant the medical implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Wantjinarjo Suwito, Hannes Kraetschmer, Dirk Muessig, R. Hollis Whittington, Eric Austin, J. Christopher Moulder, Jeffrey A. von Arx, Nima Badie, Brian M. Taff, Warren Dabney
  • Publication number: 20160175595
    Abstract: An implantable pulse generator system includes a stimulation unit delivering vagal nerve stimulation pulses, an activity sensor determining an exertion level of the user and generating a signal representing metabolic demand, an autonomic tone sensor determining an autonomic status of the user and generating a signal representing autonomic status, and a control unit in communication with the foregoing components, and which is adapted to control the stimulation unit depending on both the signal representing metabolic demand and the signal representing autonomic status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Jie Lian, Lauren Kraiter, Alan Fryer, Andrew B. Kibler, Dirk Muessig, Larry Stotts, Warren Dabney, Jeffrey A. von Arx
  • Publication number: 20160166277
    Abstract: A method for creating a subcutaneous implant pocket and implanting an implantable medical device therein, as well as an implantation kit that may be used in accordance with the method, are disclosed. The implantation kit includes an implantable medical device, a tunneling device, and an insertion tool. The method of use includes performing the implantation by creating a subcutaneous implant pocket with the tunneling device and using the insertion tool to deploy the implantable medical device within the subcutaneous implant pocket. Use of the kit in conjunction with the method enables quick and effective implantation of the implantable medical device while maintaining proper alignment during deployment. The kit and method of use also enable implantation of flexible implantable medical devices without bending, buckling, or becoming misaligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Wantjinarjo Suwito, Hannes Kraetschmer, Jeffrey A. von Arx, Dirk Muessig, Larry Stotts
  • Publication number: 20160164170
    Abstract: An antenna for an implantable medical device with a broadened bandwidth including at least two strut-like first conducting members, wherein each adjacent pair of first conducting members is connected by a second conducting member, wherein the second conducting member has the basic form of an at least partial round and/or polygonal plate, or of at least a part of a sphere and/or polyhedron, or a cross (or X), or a star, wherein the second conducting member further includes at least one through going opening, wherein the basic form fully encircles the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Dirk Muessig, Jeffrey A. von Arx, Eric Austin, James E. Brown
  • Publication number: 20150142073
    Abstract: A sterilizable containment that includes an inner packaging and an outer packaging. The outer packaging encloses the inner packaging and includes at least two electric feedthroughs. The inner packaging includes at least two electric contacts, wherein each of the at least two electric contacts of the inner packaging matches one of the at least two electric feedthroughs of the outer packaging to provide an electric connection between a respective feedthrough and the corresponding contact when the inner and the outer packaging are closed. Each of the contacts of the inner packaging feed electrical charge from outside of the inner packaging to the inside of the inner packaging and vice versa. The inner packaging includes electrically conducting media that allows propagation of electrical charge between the contacts of the inner packaging and an implantable medical device included inside in a packaging when the containment is filled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: BIOTRONIK SE & CO. KG
    Inventors: Brian M. TAFF, Hannes KRAETSCHMER, Jeffrey A. von ARX
  • Patent number: D757942
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wantjinarjo Suwito, Hannes Kraetschmer, Jeffrey A. von Arx, Dirk Muessig, Larry Stotts
  • Patent number: D767760
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wantjinarjo Suwito, Hannes Kraetschmer, Jeffrey A. von Arx, Dirk Muessig, Larry Stotts
  • Patent number: D775730
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wantjinarjo Suwito, Hannes Kraetschmer, Jeffrey A. von Arx, Dirk Muessig, Larry Stotts