Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Goldberger

Jeffrey Goldberger 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: 20110224962
    Abstract: A system simulates stimulation of scar tissue identified as hyper-enhanced areas in a medical image with variable luminance thresholds and categorizes partially-viable myocardium as distinct from non-viable scar tissue. A cardiac function analysis system includes a repository of imaging data representing a 3D volume comprising a patient heart. A model processor provides a model of the patient heart using the imaging data said model being for use in allocating electrical properties to model parameters determining electrical conductivity associated with image data classified as, (a) scar tissue, (b) impaired tissue and (c) normal heart tissue. The electrical properties allocated to scar tissue are different to electrical properties allocated to normal tissue. A stimulation processor simulates electrical stimulation of the patient heart using the model to identify risk of heart impairment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey Goldberger, Jason Ng
  • Publication number: 20110190834
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for suppression of sympathoexcitation and/or sudden cardiac death. In particular the present invention provides devices and methods which prevent sympathoexcitation and/or sudden cardiac death through an elevated heart rate stimulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey Goldberger
  • Publication number: 20050222622
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and methods for preventing or significantly reducing the risk of thrombus formation. More specifically, the devices and methods of the present invention provide energy to blood flowing within a chamber or vessel to prevent or reduce blood stasis and thereby prevent or significantly reduce the risk of thrombus formation. The present invention is ideally suited for prevention or reduction of risk of blood clot formation in the atria in patients with atrial fibrillation, in blood vessels of patients at risk of clot formation, in areas adjacent to, or on, artificial heart valves or other artificial cardiovascular devices, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventor: Jeffrey Goldberger
  • Patent number: 4909252
    Abstract: A balloon catheter utilizing a perfusion balloon at one end thereof is described. The perfusion balloon has a donut shaped cross section having a central opening formed therethrough. The central opening provides a blood flow passage even when the balloon is fully inflated. When inflated, the perfusion balloon is used to dilate a stenotic region of a blood vessel or heart valve to restore blood flow. After deflation, if the blood vessel collapses, the balloon catheter of the present invention can be reinflated and kept in place while the patient is prepared for surgery. In this manner, acceptable blood flow is provided regardless of the length of time required for surgical preparation. In an alternate embodiment, a one-way valve is formed integrally with the perfusion balloon so that the present invention may be better applied to valvuloplasty. In this application, the balloon is inflated at a stenotic region of a heart valve to expand the valve and restore acceptable blood flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: The Regents of the Univ. of California
    Inventor: Jeffrey Goldberger