Patents by Inventor John M. Edgell

John M. Edgell 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: 20210220136
    Abstract: A low profile implant, system and method of deployment includes a frame comprising an elongate body having ends that overlap to form an annular configuration of the frame. A circumference of the frame may be modified by varying an extent of the overlap between the ends of the elongate body. The elongate structure may extend through a sleeve of a number of respective anchor housings of the implant along a first axis, and anchors may be deployed through bores in the anchor housings along a second axis to secure the anchor housings to tissue. The implant may be deployed about and anchored to a valve annulus, and the circumference of the frame, and associated anchored tissue, may be adjusted to reconfigure the valve annulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Graham Krumpelmann, Joshua M. Inouye, James M. Anderson, John M. Edgell
  • Publication number: 20210220133
    Abstract: An implant includes a pair of anchors and a pair of anchor housing assemblies, wherein an anchor housing assembly includes an anchoring component configured to translate the anchor proximally-distally through the anchor housing assembly and a cinch component configured to control a space between the pair of anchor housing assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Joshua M. Inouye, Graham Krumpelmann, John M. Edgell
  • Publication number: 20210169491
    Abstract: An example medical device for occluding the left atrial appendage is disclosed. The example medical device for occluding the left atrial appendage includes an expandable member having a first end region, a second end region and an inflation cavity. The medical device also includes a plurality of spine members coupled to the expandable member, the plurality of spine members spaced circumferentially around an outer surface of the expandable member. Additionally, the medical device includes a valve member extending at least partially into the inflation cavity, wherein the plurality of spine members are configured to position the medical device within an opening of the left atrial appendage and wherein the expandable member is configured to expand and seal the opening of the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, John M. Edgell, Jose A. Meregotte, Steven R. Larsen, David Raab, Peter John Hoffman, David John Onushko
  • Patent number: 10952741
    Abstract: An example medical device for occluding the left atrial appendage includes an expandable member having a first end region, a second end region and an inflation cavity. The medical device also includes a plurality of spine members coupled to the expandable member, the plurality of spine members spaced circumferentially around an outer surface of the expandable member. Additionally, the medical device includes a valve member extending at least partially into the inflation cavity, wherein the plurality of spine members are configured to position the medical device within an opening of the left atrial appendage and wherein the expandable member is configured to expand and seal the opening of the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, John M. Edgell, Jose A. Meregotte, Steven R. Larsen, David Raab, Peter John Hoffman, David John Onushko
  • Publication number: 20210007846
    Abstract: An actuator sleeve includes resiliency features that may reduce chronic strain on valve annulus implants. The resiliency features may relate to one or more of a material, a manufacture, a dimension, and/or design attribute of the sleeve. In one aspect the resiliency features may allow deformation of the sleeve at frame interfaces to distribute forces to reduce the frame fatigue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua M. Inouye, James M. Anderson, John M. Edgell, Graham Krumpelmann
  • Publication number: 20200383783
    Abstract: A valve annulus repair system joins anchors at one or both of their proximal and distal ends to construct an implant to reshape the annulus. A removable frame may be used to position the anchors proximate to the annulus and to adjust the shape of the annulus. The frame may support the anchors during deployment of the system, release the anchors during construction of the implant, adjust the shape of the implant (and concomitantly the shape of the reconstructed valve) during an adjustment/cinching process, retain the adjusted shape of the valve annulus while relative anchor positions are secured, and release the anchors to enable the frame to be removed from the deployment site following implant construction. With such a system, a low-profile, flexile annular valve implant with reduced the risks of migration, fracture, embolism and thrombus may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, John M. Edgell
  • Patent number: 10556119
    Abstract: An implantable pulse generator includes a device housing containing pulse generator circuitry and a header connected to the device housing. The header includes a core assembly defining first and second lead bore cavities sized for receiving terminal pins of leads, first and second labels, and an outer layer. The first label is printed onto a surface of the core assembly proximate the first lead bore cavity and includes a first color. The second label is printed onto the surface of the core assembly proximate the second lead bore cavity and includes a second color different from the first color. The outer layer is overmolded over the core assembly so as to encapsulate the first and second labels and to allow access to the first and second lead bore cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Edgell, Keith R. Maile, William J. Linder, Arthur J. Foster, Bryan J. Swackhamer, Michael J. Kane, John Reardon
  • Publication number: 20200008870
    Abstract: An example medical system for ablating and occluding the left atrial appendage is disclosed. The example system includes a catheter sized and shaped for vascular access and including an elongate body extending between a proximal end and a distal end. A first expandable member may be positioned near the distal end of the elongate body and have a first region configured to permeate a liquid therethrough. A first set of one or more electrodes may be arranged within the first expandable member and may be configured to deliver energy to the tissue region. An occlusive implant may be releasably secured to the distal end of the elongate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicants: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC., MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: SARAH MELISSA GRUBA, JAMES P. ROHL, JAMES A. KLOS, JOHN M. EDGELL, DOUGLAS DEAN PAGORIA, SAMUEL J. ASIRVATHAM
  • Publication number: 20190374230
    Abstract: An example medical device for occluding the left atrial appendage is disclosed. The example medical device for occluding the left atrial appendage includes an expandable member having a first end region, a second end region and an inflation cavity. The example medical device includes at least one fixation member having a first end and a second end coupled to the expandable member. The at least one fixation member is configured to move from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration in response to an expansion of the expandable member. Additionally, the example medical device includes a valve member extending at least partially into the inflation cavity and the expandable member is configured to expand and seal the opening of the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Uchenna Junior Agu, David John Onushko, Lloyd Radman, Jose A. Meregotte, John M. Edgell, David Raab, Joshua Mark Inouye
  • Publication number: 20190374229
    Abstract: An example occlusive implant is disclosed. The example occlusive implant includes an expandable framework configured to shift between a first configuration and a second expanded configuration, an occlusive member disposed along at least a portion of an outer surface of the expandable framework and a resilient member coupled to the occlusive member. Further, the resilient member is configured to keep the occlusive member taut against an outer surface of the expandable member in both the first configuration and the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, David John Onushko, Joshua Mark Inouye, Steven R. Larsen, Daniel H. VanCamp, John M. Edgell
  • Publication number: 20190366082
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device and associated retrieval features. The implantable device includes a docking member extending from the proximal end of the housing of the implantable device including a covering surrounding at least a portion of the docking member configured to facilitate retrieval of the implantable leadless cardiac pacing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: BRIAN L. SCHMIDT, BENJAMIN J. HAASL, JOHN M. EDGELL, DANA SACHS
  • Publication number: 20190357916
    Abstract: An example medical device for occluding the left atrial appendage is disclosed. The example medical device for occluding the left atrial appendage includes an expandable member having a first end region and a second end region. The expandable member comprises at least one inflation cavity and at least one valve member configured to selectively seal the inflation cavity. A first inflation media may be disposed within the at least one inflation cavity and a second inflation media may be disposed within the at least one inflation cavity. The second inflation media may be different from the first inflation media. The expandable member may be configured to expand and seal the opening of the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Mark Inouye, David John Onushko, James M. Anderson, Jose A. Meregotte, David Raab, Steven R. Larsen, John M. Edgell, Nicholas Lee Tassoni
  • Patent number: 10434300
    Abstract: Devices and circuits for reducing sizes of medical devices are disclosed. In one example, an implantable medical device (IMD) may include a housing, multiple electrodes outside of the housing, an energy storage device within the housing, and a circuit within the housing and connected to the energy storage device and the two or more electrodes. In some cases, the circuit may include two or more island sections, with each island section connected to at least one other island section by a ribbon section. Each island section may have two opposing major surfaces. A first island section and a second island section may be stacked within the housing such that one of the two major surfaces of the first island section faces one of the two opposing major surfaces of the second island section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemaker, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith R. Maile, John M. Edgell, Mathew L. Gilk, Brian L. Schmidt, Benjamin J. Haasl, James E. Blood
  • Patent number: 10420932
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device and associated retrieval features. The implantable device includes a docking member extending from the proximal end of the housing of the implantable device including a covering surrounding at least a portion of the docking member configured to facilitate retrieval of the implantable leadless cardiac pacing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Benjamin J. Haasl, John M. Edgell, Dana Sachs
  • Publication number: 20190240492
    Abstract: This document describes an implantable medical device including a housing. Electronic components are located within the housing, and a non-metallic hydrogen getter is located within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Michael C. Smith, Gregory J. Sherwood, Dustin J. Olynyk, John M. Edgell, Daniel Bowen, Scott Heineman, Joseph Thomas Delaney, JR., Kyle A. Kalstabakken
  • Publication number: 20190183509
    Abstract: An example medical device for occluding the left atrial appendage is disclosed. The example medical device for occluding the left atrial appendage includes an expandable member having a first end region, a second end region and an inflation cavity. The medical device also includes a plurality of spine members coupled to the expandable member, the plurality of spine members spaced circumferentially around an outer surface of the expandable member. Additionally, the medical device includes a valve member extending at least partially into the inflation cavity, wherein the plurality of spine members are configured to position the medical device within an opening of the left atrial appendage and wherein the expandable member is configured to expand and seal the opening of the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, John M. Edgell, Jose A. Meregotte, Steven R. Larsen, David Raab, Peter John Hoffman, David John Onushko
  • Publication number: 20190001119
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device including a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, an electrode positioned proximate the distal end of the housing configured to be positioned adjacent cardiac tissue, and a tissue anchoring member extending from the distal end of the housing configured to secure the housing to cardiac tissue. The device further includes a tissue engagement verification feature configured to provide feedback upon engagement of the tissue anchoring member in cardiac tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Benjamin J. Haasl, John M. Edgell, Dana Sachs
  • Patent number: 10099059
    Abstract: Subject matter such as a method or apparatus can include an implantable antenna assembly, comprising a dielectric shell including first and second substantially parallel outer face portions, and a third outer face portion extending between the first and second portions, a spiral conductor extending along the first, second, and third portions on a surface of the dielectric shell. The dielectric shell and spiral conductor can be configured to be mechanically attached to a dielectric compartment, such as configured to be coupled to a housing of an implantable medical device. In an example, the implantable antenna assembly is configured to be electrically coupled to an implantable telemetry circuit configured to wirelessly transfer information electromagnetically using the implantable telemetry antenna, such as included as a portion of an implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasidhar Vajha, Keith R. Maile, Dennis E. Larson, David A. Chizek, John M. Edgell
  • Patent number: 10080887
    Abstract: An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device including a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, an electrode positioned proximate the distal end of the housing configured to be positioned adjacent cardiac tissue, and a tissue anchoring member extending from the distal end of the housing configured to secure the housing to cardiac tissue. The device further includes a tissue engagement verification feature configured to provide feedback upon engagement of the tissue anchoring member in cardiac tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Benjamin J. Haasl, John M. Edgell, Dana Sachs
  • Patent number: 10004908
    Abstract: In an example, an apparatus can include an implantable medical device comprising a housing, an implantable telemetry circuit carried within the housing, a dielectric compartment mechanically coupled to the housing, the dielectric compartment including first and second substantially parallel face portions and a third face portion extending between the first and second face portions, and an implantable telemetry antenna, located at least partially within the dielectric compartment. The implantable telemetry circuit can be electrically coupled to the implantable telemetry antenna and configured to wirelessly transfer information electromagnetically using the implantable telemetry antenna. In an example the implantable telemetry antenna comprises a spiral conductor portion extending along the first, second, and third face portions. In an example the spiral conductor includes a cross section having a lateral width that can be greater than a sidewall height of the cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasidhar Vajha, Keith R. Maile, Dennis E. Larson, David A. Chizek, John M. Edgell