Patents by Inventor Lee Fason HARTLEY

Lee Fason HARTLEY 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: 10898719
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of treating a patient comprising providing a medical apparatus comprising an external system and an implantable system, implanting the implantable system, and delivering at least one of power or data to the implantable system with the external system. The external system comprises: at least one external antenna configured to transmit a first transmission signal to the implantable system; an external transmitter configured to drive the at least one external antenna; an external power supply; and an external controller. The implantable system comprises: at least one implantable antenna configured to receive the first transmission signal from the first external device; an implantable receiver; at least one implantable functional element configured to interface with the patient; an implantable controller; an implantable energy storage assembly; and an implantable housing surrounding at least the implantable controller and the implantable receiver. Medical apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Nalu Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Pivonka, Anatoly Yakovlev, Michael J. Partsch, Lee Fason Hartley, James C. Makous, Brett Daniel Schleicher, Lakshmi Narayan Mishra
  • Publication number: 20200398058
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of treating a patient comprising providing a medical apparatus comprising an external system and an implantable system, implanting the implantable system, and delivering at least one of power or data to the implantable system with the external system. The external system comprises: at least one external antenna configured to transmit a first transmission signal to the implantable system; an external transmitter configured to drive the at least one external antenna; an external power supply; and an external controller. The implantable system comprises: at least one implantable antenna configured to receive the first transmission signal from the first external device; an implantable receiver; at least one implantable functional element configured to interface with the patient; an implantable controller; an implantable energy storage assembly; and an implantable housing surrounding at least the implantable controller and the implantable receiver. Medical apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel PIVONKA, Anatoly YAKOVLEV, Michael J. PARTSCH, Lee Fason HARTLEY, James C. MAKOUS, Brett Daniel SCHLEICHER, Lakshmi Narayan MISHRA
  • Patent number: 10849643
    Abstract: A tunneling tool for forming a tissue channel and/or pocket beneath a portion of skin along a body comprises a distal end having a tunneling member and a guide. The tunneling member is configured for forming the tissue channel and/or pocket beneath the portion of skin while the guide remains above the skin and indicates the location of at least a portion of the tunneling member. An anchor for securing an elongate device to body tissue comprises an anchor body configured to receive the elongate device; a mechanism configured to removably attach the anchor body to the elongate device so as to resist movement of the elongate device in relation to the anchor body; and at least one tissue engagement element configured to assist in attaching the anchor body to the body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Nalu Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Castillo, Christopher Linden, Lee Fason Hartley, Lakshmi Narayan Mishra, James C. Makous
  • Publication number: 20200306528
    Abstract: A medical apparatus for a patient comprises an external system and an implantable system. The external system is configured to transmit one or more transmission signals, each transmission signal comprising at least power or data. The implantable system is configured to receive the one or more transmission signals from the external system, and to deliver stimulation energy to the patient. Methods of delivering stimulation energy are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher LINDEN, Andre CASTILLO, Logan PALMER, Ji-Jon SIT, Daniel M. PIVONKA, Lakshmi Narayan MISHRA, James C. MAKOUS, Lee Fason HARTLEY, James C. LEE, J. Christopher FLAHERTY
  • Publication number: 20190374776
    Abstract: A stimulation apparatus for a patient is provided, the apparatus comprising an external system configured to transmit transmission signals and an implantable system configured to receive the transmission signals from the external system. The implantable system comprises at least one implantable lead, a first implantable device for connecting to the implantable lead during a first time period and a second implantable device for subsequently connecting to the implantable lead for a second time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Lakshmi Narayan MISHRA, Andre CASTILLO, Lee Fason HARTLEY, Christopher LINDEN, Joseph Christopher FLAHERTY
  • Publication number: 20190151659
    Abstract: A stimulation system comprising: an implantable lead having a proximal end and a distal end, and at least one electrode along its distal end; an implantable neuromodulation stimulator disposed along the proximal end of the implantable lead; and an external device comprising a battery, a transmitter, and an antenna. The implantable lead is integral to the implantable neuromodulation stimulator. Methods of providing stimulation are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Lakshmi Narayan MISHRA, Lee Fason HARTLEY, James C. MAKOUS, Andre CASTILLO, Christopher LINDEN
  • Publication number: 20190009097
    Abstract: A stimulation system for a patient is provided. The system comprises: at least one implantable device comprising at least one implantable antenna; and an external device comprising at least one external antenna, wherein the at least one external antenna transfers power to the at least one implantable antenna. The at least one implantable device delivers therapy to the patient. A patient attachment device or body covering positions the at least one external antenna relative to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Fason HARTLEY, Christopher LINDEN, Daniel M. PIVONKA, Ji-Jon SIT, Lakshmi Narayan MISHRA, Logan PALMER, Brett Daniel SCHLEICHER, Mark David LONDBORG, James GOODMAN, James C. MAKOUS, Andre CASTILLO
  • Publication number: 20190001139
    Abstract: A medical apparatus for a patient comprises an implantable system. The implantable system comprises a first implantable device comprising: at least one implantable functional element configured to deliver stimulation energy to tissue of the patient; and an implantable controller configured to provide a stimulation waveform to the at least one implantable functional element, the stimulation waveform comprising one or more stimulation parameters. The apparatus is configured to randomly vary at least one of the one or more stimulation parameters. Methods of providing stimulation energy with randomly varying stimulation parameters are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Lakshmi Narayan MISHRA, James C. MAKOUS, Lee Fason HARTLEY, Daniel M. PIVONKA, J. Christopher FLAHERTY
  • Publication number: 20180368875
    Abstract: A tunneling tool for forming a tissue channel and/or pocket beneath a portion of skin along a body comprises a distal end having a tunneling member and a guide. The tunneling member is configured for forming the tissue channel and/or pocket beneath the portion of skin while the guide remains above the skin and indicates the location of at least a portion of the tunneling member. An anchor for securing an elongate device to body tissue comprises an anchor body configured to receive the elongate device; a mechanism configured to removably attach the anchor body to the elongate device so as to resist movement of the elongate device in relation to the anchor body; and at least one tissue engagement element configured to assist in attaching the anchor body to the body tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Andre CASTILLO, Christopher LINDEN, Lee Fason HARTLEY, Lakshmi Narayan MISHRA, James C. MAKOUS
  • Publication number: 20180256906
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of treating a patient comprising providing a medical apparatus comprising an external system and an implantable system, implanting the implantable system, and delivering at least one of power or data to the implantable system with the external system. The external system comprises: at least one external antenna configured to transmit a first transmission signal to the implantable system; an external transmitter configured to drive the at least one external antenna; an external power supply; and an external controller. The implantable system comprises: at least one implantable antenna configured to receive the first transmission signal from the first external device; an implantable receiver; at least one implantable functional element configured to interface with the patient; an implantable controller; an implantable energy storage assembly; and an implantable housing surrounding at least the implantable controller and the implantable receiver. Medical apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel PIVONKA, Anatoly YAKOVLEV, Michael J. PARTSCH, Lee Fason HARTLEY, James C. MAKOUS, Brett Daniel SCHLEICHER, Lakshmi Narayan MISHRA
  • Publication number: 20180028824
    Abstract: A medical apparatus for a patient comprises an external system configured to transmit one or more transmission signals, each transmission signal comprising at least power or data; and an implantable system configured to receive the one or more transmission signals from the external system. The apparatus can be configured to treat a patient and/or record patient data. Methods of treating a patient and recording patient data are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel PIVONKA, Anatoly YAKOVLEV, Lee Fason HARTLEY, R. Maxwell FLAHERTY, J. Christopher FLAHERTY
  • Publication number: 20170303815
    Abstract: Described herein are method and apparatuses (devices and systems) for determining tissue wetness, and particularly lung wetness. In particular, described herein are apparatuses including patch sensors having a plurality of electrodes one a substrate that includes alignment tabs for aiding in alignment. Also described herein are patch sensors having one or more substrate modifications to enhance local flexibility of the patch. Finally, described herein are apparatuses for determining lung wetness that determine the contour of the body region onto which the patch is applied, e.g., using a diagnostic tool to measure body contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Alfonso L. DE LIMON, Scott M. CHETHAM, Todd Aaron KIRSCHEN, Brijesh Basavaraj SIRPATIL, Lee Fason HARTLEY, Christopher J. FLAHERTY