Patents by Inventor Kelly D. Foote

Kelly D. Foote 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: 9833612
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for securing deep brain stimulation (DBS) leads. In one example, among others, a DBS cap for securing a DBS lead includes a base ring adapted to be mounted within a counterbore opening formed in the skull, a lead securing element that mounts to the base ring, and. a top cover that mounts to the base ring. In another example, a method for securing a DBS lead includes forming a counterbore opening in the skull, securing a DBS cap within the counterbore opening, passing a DBS lead through the DBS cap and the counterbore opening and positioning a tip of the lead in brain tissue, and securing the DBS lead to the DBS cap using an adhesive. The skull opening includes a lower bore, a concentric upper bore, and a step positioned at the interface of the upper and lower bores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Scott Okun, Kelly D. Foote, Mark Roger Davidson
  • Publication number: 20170157388
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for securing deep brain stimulation (DBS) leads. In one example, among others, a DBS cap for securing a DBS lead includes a base ring adapted to be mounted within a counterbore opening formed in the skull, a lead securing element that mounts to the base ring, and. a top cover that mounts to the base ring. In another example, a method for securing a DBS lead includes forming a counterbore opening in the skull, securing a DBS cap within the counterbore opening, passing a DBS lead through the DBS cap and the counterbore opening and positioning a tip of the lead in brain tissue, and securing the DBS lead to the DBS cap using an adhesive. The skull opening includes a lower bore, a concentric upper bore, and a step positioned at the interface of the upper and lower bores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Scott Okun, Kelly D. Foote, Mark Roger Davidson
  • Patent number: 9610437
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for securing deep brain stimulation (DBS) leads. In one example, among others, a DBS cap for securing a DBS lead includes a base ring adapted to be mounted within a counterbore opening formed in the skull, a lead securing element that mounts to the base ring, and, a top cover that mounts to the base ring. In another example, a method for securing a DBS lead includes forming a counterbore opening in the skull, securing a DBS cap within the counterbore opening, passing a DBS lead through the DBS cap and the counterbore opening and positioning a tip of the lead in brain tissue, and securing the DBS lead to the DBS cap using an adhesive. The skull opening includes a lower bore, a concentric upper bore, and a step positioned at the interface of the upper and lower bores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Scott Okun, Kelly D. Foote, Mark Roger Davidson
  • Publication number: 20150039063
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for securing deep brain stimulation (DBS) leads. In one example, among others, a DBS cap for securing a DBS lead includes a base ring adapted to be mounted within a counterbore opening formed in the skull, a lead securing element that mounts to the base ring, and a top cover that mounts to the base ring. In another example, a method for securing a DBS lead includes forming a counterbore opening in the skull, securing a DBS cap within the counterbore opening, passing a DBS lead through the DBS cap and the counterbore opening and positioning a tip of the lead in brain tissue, and securing the DBS lead to the DBS cap using an adhesive. The skull opening includes a lower bore, a concentric upper bore, and a step positioned at the interface of the upper and lower bores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Scott Okun, Kelly D. Foote, Mark Roger Davidson
  • Patent number: 8295935
    Abstract: New methods for deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery using two or more electrical leads are provided. The methods are useful for treating a wide variety of brain-associated disorders including movement-related disorders, psychiatric disorders, metabolic/eating disorders, memory disorders, and pain. Methods featuring stimulation of distinct target areas of a subject's brain, such as the thalamic ventralis intermedius (VIM) and the ventralis oralis (VOA/VOP) using multiple electrical leads for treatment of tremor provide superior clinical outcomes to stimulation with single leads implanted in these target areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Okun, Kelly D. Foote
  • Publication number: 20090220136
    Abstract: This invention provides computerized image guidance systems for deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery and related methods that improve accuracy of positioning of electrodes in the brains of subjects. Image guidance systems in accordance with the present invention incorporate advanced features such as capability of displaying, in any desired plane of view, a digitized three-dimensional neuroanatomical brain map that can be form fitted to a patient's medical images, such as brain MR images, and capability of displaying on the patient's medical images both the contours of anatomic structures from a digitized brain map, and digitized electrode recording data obtained intra-operatively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: University of Florida Research Foundation
    Inventors: Frank J. Bova, Atchar Sudhyadhom, Michael S. Okun, Kelly D. Foote
  • Publication number: 20080312513
    Abstract: A system and method for neurosurgery candidacy assessment includes multiple data sources, wherein results of tests from at least some of the multiple data sources are integrated. A neurosurgery candidacy assessment report including a recommendation regarding candidacy for neurosurgery is provided based on the integrated results. The multiple data sources may include cognitive tests, a background data source, a medical data source, an anxiety/depression data source, and a motor skills data source. The medical data source may include a FLASQ-PD questionnaire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Ely Simon, Glen M. Doniger, Michael S. Okun, Hubert H. Fernandez, Kelly D. Foote
  • Publication number: 20080103547
    Abstract: New methods for deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery using two or more electrical leads are provided. The methods are useful for treating a wide variety of brain-associated disorders including movement-related disorders, psychiatric disorders, metabolic/eating disorders, memory disorders, and pain. Methods featuring stimulation of distinct target areas of a subject's brain, such as the thalamic ventralis intermedius (VIM) and the ventralis oralis (VOA/VOP) using multiple electrical leads for treatment of tremor provide superior clinical outcomes to stimulation with single leads implanted in these target areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Okun, Kelly D. Foote