Patents by Inventor John R. LaLonde

John R. LaLonde 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: 20190255326
    Abstract: A system including a stimulation generator configured to delivery external stimulation to control or alleviate urinary or fecal incontinence. The system may also include sense electrodes configured to sense the presence of wetness. The system may provide closed loop therapy based on the presence of wetness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Xuan K. Wei, Eric H. Bonde, John R. LaLonde, David A. Dinsmoor
  • Patent number: 10322282
    Abstract: A system including a stimulation generator configured to delivery external stimulation to control or alleviate urinary or fecal incontinence. The system may also include sense electrodes configured to sense the presence of wetness. The system may provide closed loop therapy based on the presence of wetness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Xuan K. Wei, Eric H. Bonde, John R. LaLonde, David A. Dinsmoor
  • Publication number: 20180161002
    Abstract: In some examples, a system includes one or more ultrasound transducers, one or more temperature sensors, a user interface, and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to control the one or more ultrasound transducers to deliver ultrasound to a target point of tissue of a patient to heat the target point of tissue, control the one or more temperature sensors to sense a temperature of other tissue of the patient proximate to the target point of tissue a plurality of times over a period of time after the target point of tissue has been heated, and present, via the user interface, information indicating flow of heat from the target point of tissue to the other tissue over the period of time based on the sensed temperatures to facilitate characterization of at least one of anatomy or function of the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamu K. Alford, Erik R. Scott, John R. LaLonde, Yohan Kim, Jason E. Agran
  • Publication number: 20170007853
    Abstract: In some examples, a system includes a flexible ultrasound device configured to be attached to an external surface of a patient proximate to an organ of the patient to deliver ultrasound configured to modulate nerve tissue of the patient at the organ. The system further comprises one or more sensors configured to sense one or more physiological parameters indicative of at least one of a symptom treatable by, or a side effect of, the neuromodulation, and processing circuitry configured to control the delivery of ultrasound during an ambulatory period of the patient, and monitor the least one of the symptom or the side effect during the ambulatory period, based on the one or more physiological parameters. The organ may be the spleen and the ultrasound may at least one of regulate the autoimmune system of the patient, or reduce an inflammation response of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Jamu K. Alford, Erik R. Scott, John D. Welter, John R. LaLonde, Yohan Kim
  • Publication number: 20150352357
    Abstract: A system including a stimulation generator configured to delivery external stimulation to control or alleviate urinary or fecal incontinence. The system may also include sense electrodes configured to sense the presence of wetness. The system may provide closed loop therapy based on the presence of wetness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Xuan K. Wei, Eric H. Bonde, John R. LaLonde, David A. Dinsmoor
  • Patent number: 8373556
    Abstract: A portable patient communicator (PPC) includes a portable housing that supports a processor coupled to memory for storing medical firmware and wireless radio firmware, first and second radios, a processor, and a power source. Communications between a patient implantable medical device (PIMD) and the first radio of the PPC are effected in accordance with program instructions of the medical firmware, and communications between the second radio of the PPC and the wireless network are effected in accordance with program instructions of the wireless radio firmware. Data from the PIMD is received via the first radio to which a priority level is assigned, such as in a tiered manner. A data transport mechanism is selected among disparate data transport mechanisms based at least in part on the priority level. PIMD data is transmitted to the wireless network using the selected transport mechanism via the second radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. LaLonde, William Mass, Kenneth P. Hoyme, David C. Johnson, Joe Bange, Mark Gryzwa