Patents by Inventor Justin Hulvershorn

Justin Hulvershorn 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: 20200093401
    Abstract: Neuromuscular monitoring is described that uses a novel lead assembly and a monitor that can select the appropriate electrodes on the lead assembly and calibrate the stimulation signals applied to the patient through the lead assembly. The monitoring can also set a noise floor value to reduce the likelihood of an erroneous train of four calculations. The present system can automatically sense train of four response of a patient and reduce the likelihood of false train of four indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Blink Device LLC
    Inventors: Justin HULVERSHORN, Karl SCHMIDT, Tyler HART
  • Publication number: 20200016373
    Abstract: A medical device includes a housing having a distal portion with a probe extending therefrom. The housing is graspable by a user to manipulate the housing and the probe. The medical device further includes a pressure sensing system including a pressure sensor and a processing unit coupled with the pressure sensor. The pressure sensor is configured to be carried by the probe. The processing unit is carried by the housing and is configured to receive input signals from the pressure sensor. The medical device further includes an output unit coupled to the processing unit and carried by the housing. The output unit is configured to output a reporting signal to a display. The reporting signal is indicative of a pressure at the pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Justin Hulvershorn, Karl Schmidt, Douglas Swartz
  • Patent number: 10463838
    Abstract: Methods and devices for detecting positioning of a probe in a tissue of a patient. A method can include providing a detection device; advancing a device coupled probe through the tissue of the patient and toward the patient's target tissue; detecting a change in pressure about the distal portion of the coupled probe during advancing, where the detected pressure change indicates probe positioning in a vein or artery of the patient; outputting the detected pressure change or indication of probe positioning to a visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc
    Inventors: Justin Hulvershorn, Karl Schmidt, Douglas Swartz
  • Publication number: 20190223764
    Abstract: Neuromuscular monitoring is described that uses a novel lead assembly and a monitor that can select the appropriate electrodes on the lead assembly and calibrate the stimulation signals applied to the patient through the lead assembly. The monitoring can also set a noise floor value to reduce the likelihood of an erroneous train of four calculations. The present system can automatically sense train of four response of a patient and reduce the likelihood of false train of four indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Justin HULVERSHORN, Karl SCHMIDT, Tyler HART
  • Publication number: 20190134356
    Abstract: A needle safety clip including means to cover the end of a needle, e.g., after use, and allowing for another medical instrument, e.g., a guidewire or a catheter to extend from the clip with the needle-sharp end secured in the clip. A distal end section of the safety clip includes a slot to receive the guidewire therethrough in a safety position while blocking the needle from moving distally past the distal end section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: CENTURION MEDICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin HULVERSHORN, Karl SCHMIDT, Matthew LOVELL
  • Publication number: 20180133438
    Abstract: A catheter inserter including an actuator assembly to move a catheter assembly outside a housing by engaging the catheter assembly multiple times, in an example. The inserter includes a needle assembly in a housing that has a first position with a needle extending from the housing and a second position with the needle retracted into the housing. A catheter assembly is removably positioned in the housing and includes a catheter and a hub connected to the catheter. An actuator assembly is further mounted to the housing and operates to selectively engage a guidewire assembly to move the guidewire past the needle and to selectively engage the catheter assembly to move the catheter and the hub outside the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: CENTURION MEDICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin HULVERSHORN, Karl SCHMIDT, Shan GAW, Matthew LOVELL
  • Patent number: 9888881
    Abstract: Methods and structures for detecting a physiologic parameter of a target anatomical environment. The device including a housing with a distal portion first port couplable to a probe and a proximal portion; and a sensing unit, a processing unit, and an output unit carried by the housing, the output unit configured to output a reporting signal based on the determined physiologic parameter value such as pressure; the sensing unit, processing unit, and output unit being disposed substantially between the first port and the proximal portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Mirador Biomedical
    Inventors: Justin Hulvershorn, Karl Schmidt, Douglas Swartz
  • Publication number: 20160374612
    Abstract: Methods and structures for detecting a physiologic parameter of a target anatomical environment. The device including a housing with a distal portion first port couplable to a probe and a proximal portion; and a sensing unit, a processing unit, and an output unit carried by the housing, the output unit configured to output a reporting signal based on the determined physiologic parameter value such as pressure; the sensing unit, processing unit, and output unit being disposed substantially between the first port and the proximal portion of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Justin HULVERSHORN, Karl SCHMIDT, Douglas SWARTZ
  • Patent number: 9358038
    Abstract: Methods and devices for detecting positioning of a probe in a tissue of a patient. A method can include providing a detection device; advancing a device coupled probe through the tissue of the patient and toward the patient's spinal canal; detecting a change in pressure about the distal portion of the coupled probe during advancing, where the detected pressure change indicates probe positioning in the patient's spinal canal; outputting the detected pressure change or indication of probe positioning to a visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Mirador Biomedical
    Inventors: Justin Hulvershorn, Karl Schmidt, Douglas Swartz
  • Publication number: 20160113576
    Abstract: Methods and structures for detecting a physiologic parameter of a target anatomical environment. The device including a housing with a distal portion first port couplable to a probe and a proximal portion; and a sensing unit, a processing unit, and an output unit carried by the housing, the output unit configured to output a reporting signal based on the determined physiologic parameter value such as pressure; the sensing unit, processing unit, and output unit being disposed substantially between the first port and the proximal portion of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Justin HULVERSHORN, Karl SCHMIDT, Douglas SWARTZ
  • Publication number: 20150025363
    Abstract: Methods and devices for detecting positioning of a probe in a tissue of a patient. A method can include providing a detection device; advancing a device coupled probe through the tissue of the patient and toward the patient's spinal canal; detecting a change in pressure about the distal portion of the coupled probe during advancing, where the detected pressure change indicates probe positioning in the patient's spinal canal; outputting the detected pressure change or indication of probe positioning to a visual display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Justin HULVERSHORN, Karl SCHMIDT, Douglas SWARTZ
  • Patent number: 8926525
    Abstract: Methods and structures for detecting a physiologic parameter of a target anatomical environment. The device including a housing with a distal portion first port couplable to a probe and a proximal portion; and a sensing unit, a processing unit, and an output unit carried by the housing, the output unit configured to output a reporting signal based on the determined physiologic parameter value such as pressure; the sensing unit, processing unit, and output unit being disposed substantially between the first port and the proximal portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Mirador Biomedical
    Inventors: Justin Hulvershorn, Karl Schmidt, Douglas Swartz
  • Patent number: 8814807
    Abstract: Methods and devices for detecting positioning of a probe in a tissue of a patient. A method can include providing a detection device; advancing a device coupled probe through the tissue of the patient and toward the patient's spinal canal; detecting a change in pressure about the distal portion of the coupled probe during advancing, where the detected pressure change indicates probe positioning in the patient's spinal canal; outputting the detected pressure change or indication of probe positioning to a visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Mirador Biomedical
    Inventors: Justin Hulvershorn, Karl Schmidt, Douglas Swartz
  • Patent number: 8538537
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing targeted neural stimulation therapy to address neurological disorders, including neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological disorders are disclosed. A method for treating a patient's neurological disorder in accordance with a particular embodiment includes, in a patient identified as having at least one of a neuropsychological disorder and a neuropsychiatric disorder, implanting at least one stimulation electrode within the patient's skull cavity, and outside a cortical surface of the patient's brain. The electrode is implanted at a location in a range of about 15 mm to about 35 mm anterior to a precentral sulcus reference point that is positioned at the precentral sulcus and at the patient's middle frontal gyrus. The method can further include treating the patient's disorder by applying electrical stimulation to the patient via the at least one stimulation electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulations Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Hulvershorn, Brad Fowler, Bradford Evan Gliner, Leif R. Sloan, Brian Kopell, David Alan Soltysik
  • Publication number: 20130066391
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed generally to techniques for selecting signal delivery sites and other signal delivery parameters for treating depression and other neurological disorders. A method in accordance with a particular embodiment includes obtaining first imaging information corresponding to a first region of a patient's brain, the first imaging information being based at least in part on functional characteristics of the first region. The method includes obtaining second imaging information corresponding to a second region of the patient's brain, the second region being a subset of the first region, the second imaging information being based at least in part on functional or structural characteristics of the second region. A target neural population is selected based in part on the second imaging information. The method still further includes applying an electromagnetic signal to the target neural population to improve a patient function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Justin Hulvershorn, Bradford E. Gliner, Brian Kopell
  • Publication number: 20130066137
    Abstract: Methods and systems for establishing, adjusting, and/or modulating parameters for neural stimulation based, at least in part, on functional and/or structural measurements are disclosed. A method in accordance with one embodiment includes measuring a volume of functionally active neural tissue within a patient's central nervous system both before and after affecting a target neural population of the patient with electromagnetic stimulation. The method further includes controlling at least one signal delivery parameter with which the electromagnetic stimulation is applied to the patient based, at least in part, on the measured difference in the volume of functionally active neural tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Justin Hulvershorn
  • Patent number: 8262714
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed generally to techniques for selecting signal delivery sites and other signal delivery parameters for treating depression and other neurological disorders, and associated systems and methods. A method in accordance with a particular embodiment includes obtaining first imaging information corresponding to a first region of a patient's brain, the first imaging information being based at least in part on functional characteristics of the first region. The method further includes obtaining second imaging information corresponding to a second region of the patient's brain, the second region being a subset of the first region, the second imaging information being based at least in part on functional or structural characteristics of the second region. A target neural population is then selected based at least in part on the second imaging information. The method still further includes applying an electromagnetic signal to the target neural population to improve a patient function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Hulvershorn, Bradford E. Gliner, Brian Kopell
  • Patent number: D860465
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Blink Device, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Lovell, Justin Hulvershorn, Karl Schmidt
  • Patent number: D905250
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: BLINK DEVICE, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Lovell, Justin Hulvershorn, Karl Schmidt
  • Patent number: D905858
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: BLINK DEVICE LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Lovell, Justin Hulvershorn, Karl Schmidt