Patents by Inventor Keith Seiler

Keith Seiler 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: 10195464
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating a lung of a patient. One embodiment of a method comprises positioning a leadless marker in the lung of the patient relative to the target, and collecting position data of the marker. This method further comprises determining the location of the marker in an external reference frame outside of the patient based on the collected position data, and providing an objective output in the external reference frame that is responsive to movement of the marker. The objective output is provided at a frequency (i.e., periodicity) that results in a clinically acceptable tracking error. In addition, the objective output can also be provided at least substantially contemporaneously with collecting the position data used to determine the location of the marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Edward J. Vertatschitsch, Steven C. Dimmer, Timothy P. Mate, Eric Meier, Keith Seiler, J. Nelson Wright
  • Publication number: 20190022412
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating a lung of a patient. One embodiment of a method comprises positioning a leadless marker in the lung of the patient relative to the target, and collecting position data of the marker. This method further comprises determining the location of the marker in an external reference frame outside of the patient based on the collected position data, and providing an objective output in the external reference frame that is responsive to movement of the marker. The objective output is provided at a frequency (i.e., periodicity) that results in a clinically acceptable tracking error. In addition, the objective output can also be provided at least substantially contemporaneously with collecting the position data used to determine the location of the marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Edward J. Vertatschitsch, Steven C. Dimmer, Timothy P. Mate, Eric Meier, Keith Seiler, J. Nelson Wright
  • Patent number: 8297030
    Abstract: Packaged systems for implanting a marker in a patient and methods for manufacturing and using such systems. In one embodiment, a packaged system comprises an introducer having a cannula and a stylet configured to be received in the cannula, a marker in the cannula, and a package having a sterile compartment. The marker can have a casing configured to be implanted in a patient and a resonating circuit in the casing. The resonating circuit can comprise a coil configured to wirelessly transmit a target signal in response to a wirelessly transmitted excitation signal. The introducer is contained within the sterile compartment. In another embodiment, the marker is not loaded in the introducer within the compartment of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Seiler, Eric Hadford
  • Patent number: 8196589
    Abstract: A wireless marker for localizing a target of a patient comprises a casing and a magnetic transponder at least partially received in the casing. The magnetic transponder produces a wirelessly transmitted magnetic field in response to a wirelessly transmitted excitation energy. The magnetic transponder also has a magnetic centroid. The marker also comprises an imaging element carried by the casing and/or the magnetic transponder. The imaging element has a radiographic profile in a radiographic image such that the marker has a radiographic centroid at least approximately coincident with the magnetic centroid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Margo Gisselberg, Keith Seiler, Steven C. Dimmer
  • Publication number: 20110283663
    Abstract: Packaged systems for implanting a marker in a patient and methods for manufacturing and using such systems. In one embodiment, a packaged system comprises an introducer having a cannula and a stylet configured to be received in the cannula, a marker in the cannula, and a package having a sterile compartment. The marker can have a casing configured to be implanted in a patient and a resonating circuit in the casing. The resonating circuit can comprise a coil configured to wirelessly transmit a target signal in response to a wirelessly transmitted excitation signal. The introducer is contained within the sterile compartment. In another embodiment, the marker is not loaded in the introducer within the compartment of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Seiler, Eric Hadford
  • Patent number: 8011508
    Abstract: Packaged systems for implanting a marker in a patient and methods for manufacturing and using such systems. In one embodiment, a packaged system comprises an introducer having a cannula and a stylet configured to be received in the cannula, a marker in the cannula, and a package having a sterile compartment. The marker can have a casing configured to be implanted in a patient and a resonating circuit in the casing. The resonating circuit can comprise a coil configured to wirelessly transmit a target signal in response to a wirelessly transmitted excitation signal. The introducer is contained within the sterile compartment. In another embodiment, the marker is not loaded in the introducer within the compartment of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Seiler, Eric Hadford
  • Publication number: 20090209804
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for percutaneously implanting objects, such as radioactive seeds or markers, in patients. In one embodiment, a device for percutaneously implanting an object in a patient includes a handle, a cannula projecting outwardly from the handle, and an actuator movably disposed relative to the handle. In one aspect of this embodiment, the cannula can be configured to releasably hold the object and percutaneously penetrate the patient. In another aspect of this embodiment, the actuator can be operably connected to the cannula and operable to move the cannula relative to the handle and release the object within the patient. In a further aspect of this embodiment, the cannula can include a tip portion having a restriction configured to releasably hold the object for implantation in the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: Calypso Medical technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Seiler, Eric Hadford, Margo Gisselberg
  • Publication number: 20080287779
    Abstract: Packaged systems for implanting a marker in a patient and methods for manufacturing and using such systems. In one embodiment, a packaged system comprises an introducer having a cannula and a stylet configured to be received in the cannula, a marker in the cannula, and a package having a sterile compartment. The marker can have a casing configured to be implanted in a patient and a resonating circuit in the casing. The resonating circuit can comprise a coil configured to wirelessly transmit a target signal in response to a wirelessly transmitted excitation signal. The introducer is contained within the sterile compartment. In another embodiment, the marker is not loaded in the introducer within the compartment of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Seiler, Eric Hadford
  • Patent number: 7407054
    Abstract: Packaged systems for implanting a marker in a patient and methods for manufacturing and using such systems. In one embodiment, a packaged system comprises an introducer having a cannula and a stylet configured to be received in the cannula, a marker in the cannula, and a package having a sterile compartment. The marker can have a casing configured to be implanted in a patient and a resonating circuit in the casing. The resonating circuit can comprise a coil configured to wirelessly transmit a target signal in response to a wirelessly transmitted excitation signal. The introducer is contained within the sterile compartment. In another embodiment, the marker is not loaded in the introducer within the compartment of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Seiler, Eric Hadford
  • Patent number: 7247160
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for percutaneously implanting objects, such as radioactive seeds or markers, in patients. In one embodiment, a device for percutaneously implanting an object in a patient includes a handle, a cannula projecting outwardly from the handle, and an actuator movably disposed relative to the handle. In one aspect of this embodiment, the cannula can be configured to releasably hold the object and percutaneously penetrate the patient. In another aspect of this embodiment, the actuator can be operably connected to the cannula and operable to move the cannula relative to the handle and release the object within the patient. In a further aspect of this embodiment, the cannula can include a tip portion having a restriction configured to releasably hold the object for implantation in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Seiler, Eric Hadford
  • Publication number: 20060276680
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for percutaneously implanting objects, such as radioactive seeds or markers, in patients. In one embodiment, a device for percutaneously implanting an object in a patient includes a handle, a cannula projecting outwardly from the handle, and an actuator movably disposed relative to the handle. In one aspect of this embodiment, the cannula can be configured to releasably hold the object and percutaneously penetrate the patient. In another aspect of this embodiment, the actuator can be operably connected to the cannula and operable to move the cannula relative to the handle and release the object within the patient. In a further aspect of this embodiment, the cannula can include a tip portion having a restriction configured to releasably hold the object for implantation in the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Applicant: Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Seiler, Eric Hadford
  • Publication number: 20060093089
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating a lung of a patient. One embodiment of a method comprises positioning a leadless marker in the lung of the patient relative to the target, and collecting position data of the marker. This method further comprises determining the location of the marker in an external reference frame outside of the patient based on the collected position data, and providing an objective output in the external reference frame that is responsive to movement of the marker. The objective output is provided at a frequency (i.e., periodicity) that results in a clinically acceptable tracking error. In addition, the objective output can also be provided at least substantially contemporaneously with collecting the position data used to determine the location of the marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Edward Vertatschitsch, Steven Dimmer, Timothy Mate, Eric Meier, Keith Seiler, J. Wright
  • Publication number: 20050205445
    Abstract: Packaged systems for implanting a marker in a patient and methods for manufacturing and using such systems. In one embodiment, a packaged system comprises an introducer having a cannula and a stylet configured to be received in the cannula, a marker in the cannula, and a package having a sterile compartment. The marker can have a casing configured to be implanted in a patient and a resonating circuit in the casing. The resonating circuit can comprise a coil configured to wirelessly transmit a target signal in response to a wirelessly transmitted excitation signal. The introducer is contained within the sterile compartment. In another embodiment, the marker is not loaded in the introducer within the compartment of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Applicant: Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Seiler, Eric Hadford
  • Publication number: 20050154293
    Abstract: A wireless marker for localizing a target of a patient comprises a casing and a magnetic transponder at least partially received in the casing. The magnetic transponder produces a wirelessly transmitted magnetic field in response to a wirelessly transmitted excitation energy. The magnetic transponder also has a magnetic centroid. The marker also comprises an imaging element carried by the casing and/or the magnetic transponder. The imaging element has a radiographic profile in a radiographic image such that the marker has a radiographic centroid at least approximately coincident with the magnetic centroid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Margo Gisselberg, Keith Seiler, Steven Dimmer
  • Patent number: 6889833
    Abstract: Packaged systems for implanting a marker in a patient and methods for manufacturing and using such systems. In one embodiment, a packaged system comprises an introducer having a cannula and a stylet configured to be received in the cannula, a marker in the cannula, and a package having a sterile compartment. The marker can have a casing configured to be implanted in a patient and a resonating circuit in the casing. The resonating circuit can comprise a coil configured to wirelessly transmit a target signal in response to a wirelessly transmitted excitation signal. The introducer is contained within the sterile compartment. In another embodiment, the marker is not loaded in the introducer within the compartment of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Seiler, Eric Hadford
  • Publication number: 20040267081
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for depositing radioactive seeds into a patient's prostate are provided that include impedance measuring circuitry for detecting whether the distal end of an elongated needle extends into a patient's bladder. The elongated needle includes two conductive traces and a lumen adapted to receive a column of radioactive seeds and spacers. The impedance measuring circuitry is coupled to the conductive traces of the elongated needle and provides a display indicative of the monitored impedance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Applicant: NeoSeed Technology LLC.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Green, Michael Hogendijk, Keith Seiler, Larry DeSoto, Edo Ziring
  • Publication number: 20040124105
    Abstract: Packaged systems for implanting a marker in a patient and methods for manufacturing and using such systems. In one embodiment, a packaged system comprises an introducer having a cannula and a stylet configured to be received in the cannula, a marker in the cannula, and a package having a sterile compartment. The marker can have a casing configured to be implanted in a patient and a resonating circuit in the casing. The resonating circuit can comprise a coil configured to wirelessly transmit a target signal in response to a wirelessly transmitted excitation signal. The introducer is contained within the sterile compartment. In another embodiment, the marker is not loaded in the introducer within the compartment of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Keith Seiler, Eric Hadford
  • Publication number: 20040127765
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for percutaneously implanting objects, such as radioactive seeds or markers, in patients. In one embodiment, a device for percutaneously implanting an object in a patient includes a handle, a cannula projecting outwardly from the handle, and an actuator movably disposed relative to the handle. In one aspect of this embodiment, the cannula can be configured to releasably hold the object and percutaneously penetrate the patient. In another aspect of this embodiment, the actuator can be operably connected to the cannula and operable to move the cannula relative to the handle and release the object within the patient. In a further aspect of this embodiment, the cannula can include a tip portion having a restriction configured to releasably hold the object for implantation in the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Keith Seiler, Eric Hadford
  • Patent number: 6709380
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for depositing radioactive seeds into a patient's prostate are provided that include impedance measuring circuitry for detecting whether the distal end of an elongated needle extends into a patient's bladder. The elongated needle includes two conductive traces and a lumen adapted to receive a column of radioactive seeds and spacers. The impedance measuring circuitry is coupled to the conductive traces of the elongated needle and provides a display indicative of the monitored impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Neoseed Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas C. Green, Michael Hogendijk, Keith Seiler, Larry DeSoto, Edo Ziring
  • Publication number: 20020183582
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for depositing radioactive seeds into a patient's prostate are provided that include impedance measuring circuitry for detecting whether the distal end of an elongated needle extends into a patient's bladder. The elongated needle includes two conductive traces and a lumen adapted to receive a column of radioactive seeds and spacers. The impedance measuring circuitry is coupled to the conductive traces of the elongated needle and provides a display indicative of the monitored impedance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas C. Green, Michael Hogendijk, Keith Seiler, Larry DeSoto, Edo Ziring