Patents by Inventor Justin Blanco

Justin Blanco 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: 10537277
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to methods, systems, and computer readable media for visualization of a resection target during epilepsy surgery and for real time spatiotemporal visualization of neurophysiologic biomarkers. One exemplary method includes a real time neurophysiologic biomarker visualization system implemented by at least one computer, receiving, as input, a pre-electrode-implantation MRI of an epilepsy patient's brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Chengyuan Wu, Allan Azarion, Jue Wu, Ankit N. Khambhati, Joost Wagenaar, Brian Litt, Justin Blanco
  • Publication number: 20160120457
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to methods, systems, and computer readable media for visualization of a resection target during epilepsy surgery and for real time spatiotemporal visualization of neurophysiologic biomarkers. One exemplary method includes a real time neurophysiologic biomarker visualization system implemented by at least one computer, receiving, as input, a pre-electrode-implantation MRI of an epilepsy patient's brain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Chengyuan Wu, Allan Azarion, Jue Wu, Ankit N. Khambhati, Joost Wagenaar, Brian Litt, Justin Blanco
  • Patent number: 9326698
    Abstract: Oscillatory signals may be used to determine a region of a patient's body that is associated with a medical condition. As described herein, oscillatory signals may be detected using a high sensitivity, low specificity detector. The oscillatory signals may be representative of discrete events in a patient's body. The detected signals may be tested in the context of surrounding background activity to identify anomalous discrete physiologic events that are sufficiently different from the surrounding background activity. The anomalous discrete physiologic events having correlative morphological, time, or location characteristics may be automatically clustered and clusters of anomalous physiologic events may be determined that are indicative of at least one region of the patient's body that is associated with a medical condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Justin Blanco, Brian Litt
  • Publication number: 20120245481
    Abstract: Oscillatory signals may be used to determine a region of a patient's body that is associated with a medical condition. As described herein, oscillatory signals may be detected using a high sensitivity, low specificity detector. The oscillatory signals may be representative of discrete events in a patient's body. The detected signals may be tested in the context of surrounding background activity to identify anomalous discrete physiologic events that are sufficiently different from the surrounding background activity. The anomalous discrete physiologic events having correlative morphological, time, or location characteristics may be automatically clustered and clusters of anomalous physiologic events may be determined that are indicative of at least one region of the patient's body that is associated with a medical condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: The Trustees Of The University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Justin Blanco, Brian Litt
  • Patent number: 8246602
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for delivering one or more drugs to one or more internal body locations (such as the cerebrospinal fluid) are disclosed. In various aspects, the systems and methods may involve catheters having infusion sections with permeable membranes and one or more tracking elements that may be used to place the infusions sections on the catheters in selected locations such as the spinal region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth T. Heruth, Mark S. Lent, Justin A. Blanco
  • Patent number: 8216177
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for delivering one or more drugs to one or more internal body locations (such as the cerebrospinal fluid) are disclosed. In various aspects, the systems and methods may involve catheters having infusion sections with permeable membranes that develop significant back pressure to enhance uniform delivery of the drug over an infusion section; catheters that have two or more infusion sections spaced apart along the length of the same catheter, catheters that include two or more infusion sections serviced by independent lumens (such that, e.g., different drug solutions can be delivered to the different infusion sections); implantable drug delivery systems with pumps and multiple reservoirs from which drugs can be delivered; systems that are capable of delivering drug solutions with selected densities; etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth T Heruth, Mark S Lent, Justin A Blanco
  • Patent number: 8043281
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for delivering one or more drugs to one or more internal body locations (such as the cerebrospinal fluid) are disclosed. In various aspects, the systems and methods may involve catheters having infusion sections with permeable membranes and one or more valves that control flow to the infusion sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth T. Heruth, Mark S. Lent, Justin A. Blanco
  • Patent number: 7766860
    Abstract: Catheter systems including one or more flow restrictors are disclosed. The catheter systems may include two or more delivery branches. The delivery branches may be connected to a supply catheter section using a branching catheter connector that may include one or more flow restrictors. The flow restrictors may include a restrictor body located within a lumen with a channel located between the restrictor body and interior surface of the lumen, the channel restricting flow through the lumen past the flow restrictor. The channel may be defined by a groove formed in the restrictor body and/or the interior surface of the lumen. Methods of providing pressure relief by flowing fluid past a flow restrictor are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Olsen, Mary M. Morris, Michael Hegland, Justin A. Blanco
  • Patent number: 7763007
    Abstract: Branching catheter systems with diagnostic components for detecting and isolating fluid flow problems (e.g., leaks, occlusions, etc.) and methods for detecting and isolating fluid flow problems are disclosed. Among the fluid flow problems that may potentially be detected are leaks in the branching catheter systems (e.g., cuts, disconnected components, etc.). Another fluid flow problem that may be detected using the diagnostic systems of the present invention is the presence of occlusions or other blockages that prevent fluid flow within the catheter systems. In addition to identifying that a problem exists, the diagnostic components may preferably also be used to identify the location of the fluid flow problem as discussed herein. Connectors for use in the branching catheter systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Miesel, Justin A. Blanco
  • Publication number: 20090192450
    Abstract: Branching catheter systems with diagnostic components for detecting and isolating fluid flow problems (e.g., leaks, occlusions, etc.) and methods for detecting and isolating fluid flow problems are disclosed. Among the fluid flow problems that may potentially be detected are leaks in the branching catheter systems (e.g., cuts, disconnected components, etc.). Another fluid flow problem that may be detected using the diagnostic systems of the present invention is the presence of occlusions or other blockages that prevent fluid flow within the catheter systems. In addition to identifying that a problem exists, the diagnostic components may preferably also be used to identify the location of the fluid flow problem as discussed herein. Connectors for use in the branching catheter systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A Miesel, Justin A. Blanco
  • Patent number: 7513884
    Abstract: Branching catheter systems with diagnostic components for detecting and isolating fluid flow problems (e.g., leaks, occlusions, etc.) and methods for detecting and isolating fluid flow problems are disclosed. Among the fluid flow problems that may potentially be detected are leaks in the branching catheter systems (e.g., cuts, disconnected components, etc.). Another fluid flow problem that may be detected using the diagnostic systems of the present invention is the presence of occlusions or other blockages that prevent fluid flow within the catheter systems. In addition to identifying that a problem exists, the diagnostic components may preferably also be used to identify the location of the fluid flow problem as discussed herein. Connectors for use in the branching catheter systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Miesel, Justin A. Blanco
  • Patent number: 7217251
    Abstract: Catheter systems including one or more flow restrictors are disclosed. The catheter systems may include two or more delivery branches. The delivery branches may be connected to a supply catheter section using a branching catheter connector that may include one or more flow restrictors. The flow restrictors may include a restrictor body located within a lumen with a channel located between the restrictor body and interior surface of the lumen, the channel restricting flow through the lumen past the flow restrictor. The channel may be defined by a groove formed in the restrictor body and/or the interior surface of the lumen. Methods of providing pressure relief by flowing fluid past a flow restrictor are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Olsen, Mary M. Morris, Michael Hegland, Justin A. Blanco
  • Publication number: 20050241387
    Abstract: Branching catheter systems with diagnostic components for detecting and isolating fluid flow problems (e.g., leaks, occlusions, etc.) and methods for detecting and isolating fluid flow problems are disclosed. Among the fluid flow problems that may potentially be detected are leaks in the branching catheter systems (e.g., cuts, disconnected components, etc.). Another fluid flow problem that may be detected using the diagnostic systems of the present invention is the presence of occlusions or other blockages that prevent fluid flow within the catheter systems. In addition to identifying that a problem exists, the diagnostic components may preferably also be used to identify the location of the fluid flow problem as discussed herein. Connectors for use in the branching catheter systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Keith Miesel, Justin Blanco
  • Publication number: 20050245858
    Abstract: Branching catheter systems with diagnostic components for detecting and isolating fluid flow problems (e.g., leaks, occlusions, etc.) and methods for detecting and isolating fluid flow problems are disclosed. Among the fluid flow problems that may potentially be detected are leaks in the branching catheter systems (e.g., cuts, disconnected components, etc.). Another fluid flow problem that may be detected using the diagnostic systems of the present invention is the presence of occlusions or other blockages that prevent fluid flow within the catheter systems. In addition to identifying that a problem exists, the diagnostic components may preferably also be used to identify the location of the fluid flow problem as discussed herein. Connectors for use in the branching catheter systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Keith Miesel, Justin Blanco
  • Publication number: 20050245887
    Abstract: Catheter systems including one or more flow restrictors are disclosed. The catheter systems may include two or more delivery branches. The delivery branches may be connected to a supply catheter section using a branching catheter connector that may include one or more flow restrictors. The flow restrictors may include a restrictor body located within a lumen with a channel located between the restrictor body and interior surface of the lumen, the channel restricting flow through the lumen past the flow restrictor. The channel may be defined by a groove formed in the restrictor body and/or the interior surface of the lumen. Methods of providing pressure relief by flowing fluid past a flow restrictor are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: James Olsen, Mary Morris, Michael Hegland, Justin Blanco
  • Publication number: 20050245867
    Abstract: Catheter systems including one or more flow restrictors are disclosed. The catheter systems may include two or more delivery branches. The delivery branches may be connected to a supply catheter section using a branching catheter connector that may include one or more flow restrictors. The flow restrictors may include a restrictor body located within a lumen with a channel located between the restrictor body and interior surface of the lumen, the channel restricting flow through the lumen past the flow restrictor. The channel may be defined by a groove formed in the restrictor body and/or the interior surface of the lumen. Methods of providing pressure relief by flowing fluid past a flow restrictor are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: James Olsen, Mary Morris, Michael Hegland, Justin Blanco
  • Publication number: 20050137577
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for delivering one or more drugs to one or more internal body locations (such as the cerebrospinal fluid) are disclosed. In various aspects, the systems and methods may involve catheters having infusion sections with permeable membranes and one or more tracking elements that may be used to place the infusions sections on the catheters in selected locations such as the spinal region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Kenneth Heruth, Mark Lent, Justin Blanco
  • Publication number: 20050137579
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for delivering one or more drugs to one or more internal body locations (such as the cerebrospinal fluid) are disclosed. In various aspects, the systems and methods may involve catheters having infusion sections with permeable membranes and one or more valves that control flow to the infusion sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Heruth, Mark Lent, Justin Blanco
  • Publication number: 20050137578
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for delivering one or more drugs to one or more internal body locations (such as the cerebrospinal fluid) are disclosed. In various aspects, the systems and methods may involve catheters having infusion sections with permeable membranes and one or more valves that control flow to the infusion sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Heruth, Mark Lent, Justin Blanco
  • Publication number: 20040220552
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for delivering one or more drugs to one or more internal body locations (such as the cerebrospinal fluid) are disclosed. In various aspects, the systems and methods may involve catheters having infusion sections with permeable membranes that develop significant back pressure to enhance uniform delivery of the drug over an infusion section; catheters that have two or more infusion sections spaced apart along the length of the same catheter, catheters that include two or more infusion sections serviced by independent lumens (such that, e.g., different drug solutions can be delivered to the different infusion sections); implantable drug delivery systems with pumps and multiple reservoirs from which drugs can be delivered; systems that are capable of delivering drug solutions with selected densities; etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth T. Heruth, Mark S. Lent, Justin A. Blanco