Patents by Inventor Marcel Starke

Marcel Starke 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: 20180028821
    Abstract: An electromedical implant, having a housing with three housing segments A, B and C. Segment A is joined to segment B, and segment B is joined to segment C, so that segment B is disposed between segments A and C. Segment A and segment C are at least partially made of electrically conducting material. Furthermore, an electronics module is disposed within housing segment A and has an electric circuit arrangement for picking up and further processing electrical signals, and at least one first and one second electrical conductor for measuring electrical potentials and/or for delivering electric pulses. Each conductor has a conductor start and a conductor end, and each conductor start is connected to the electric circuit arrangement. An electrical feedthrough is at least partially made of electrically insulating material, and segment B is formed by portions of the feedthrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Marcel STARKE, Jan ROMBERG
  • Publication number: 20160271399
    Abstract: A feedthrough of an implantable electronic medical device, including a housing, an insulating body, a feedthrough flange surrounding the insulating body, and at least one connecting element penetrating the insulating body for externally connecting an electric or electronic component of the device, in particular multiple connecting elements, wherein a low-temperature hard solder connection or soft solder connection is provided between the insulating body and the feedthrough flange and/or between the insulating body and the, or at least one, connecting element and/or between the insulating body and the housing, the connection being formed in particular at a temperature of 900° C. or less, preferably less than 450° C., and still more preferably less than 400° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventor: Marcel Starke
  • Publication number: 20160164195
    Abstract: A spring sleeve for an electrical contact element, in particular for a medical implant, including a connector bore for receiving an electrical mating contact in an insertion direction; at least one spring accommodating region, which is disposed around the connector bore, at least in regions, and is open, at least in regions, toward the connector bore, said spring accommodating region being provided to receive a spring element for the electrical contacting of the electrical mating contact, wherein an open space is provided in the spring accommodating region such that a properly inserted spring element can deflect into the open space when the mating contact is inserted. Furthermore, an electrical contact element comprising a spring sleeve is proposed, as well as a method for producing a contact element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Marcel Starke, Martin Bohmeyer, Ringo Mannhaupt, Ronald Rebentisch, Torsten Oertmann
  • Patent number: 9306307
    Abstract: An electrical contact element, in particular for a medical implant, including a spring sleeve with a bushing for receiving an electrical mating contact in a direction of insertion, at least one groove that is arranged transversely around the bushing at least in areas and that is open to the bushing at least in areas; at least one spring element, arranged in the groove, for electrically contacting the electrical mating contact. Here, at least one feed-through channel is provided to feed the spring element into the peripheral groove and leads from an outer face of the spring sleeve to the at least one groove. The invention further relates to a method for producing a contact element and also to a device for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Marcel Starke, Ronald Rebentisch
  • Publication number: 20150214650
    Abstract: An electrical contact element, in particular for a medical implant, including a spring sleeve with a bushing for receiving an electrical mating contact in a direction of insertion, at least one groove that is arranged transversely around the bushing at least in areas and that is open to the bushing at least in areas; at least one spring element, arranged in the groove, for electrically contacting the electrical mating contact. Here, at least one feed-through channel is provided to feed the spring element into the peripheral groove and leads from an outer face of the spring sleeve to the at least one groove. The invention further relates to a method for producing a contact element and also to a device for carrying out the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Marcel Starke, Ronald Rebentisch
  • Patent number: 7970474
    Abstract: A new hermetically-sealed contact feedthrough for cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators for the connection between internal device electronics and external components, a flat ceramic disk (1) being used as an insulating main carrier, in which openings (3) are situated, into which various electrode embodiments (4, 5, 6, 7) may be inserted as through contacts. Using a metal flange or metal-plated vapor deposition zone (2), the ceramic disk may be soldered directly onto the implant housing (11). In addition, active and passive auxiliary components (8) may be applied directly to the ceramic. The main carrier may be implemented as a multilayer ceramic (9), so that rewiring levels and shielding components (10) may be integrated in the feedthrough. The feedthrough according to the present invention allows novel construction variants, above all things having orientation to multipolar systems, through use of standardized ceramic semifinished products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Marcel Starke
  • Patent number: 7912549
    Abstract: Housing for medical implant, such as cardiac pacemaker, defibrillator, cardioverter, etc. Housing including hollow housing and terminal body attached to hollow housing, which has electrical terminal(s), situated in an externally accessible cavity of the terminal body, for connecting an electrode line, and terminal body including a base body made of electrically insulating plastic, connected to hollow housing and carries electrical supply lines and electrical contacts, which are electrically connected thereto, for the electrical terminal so that the contacts are connected via the electrical supply lines to electrical components in the interior of the hollow housing, electrical supply lines being welded to the electrical contacts and the electrical supply lines and electrical contacts, which are welded to one another, being embedded in the base body and thus fixed in their final position, and the base body being glued to the hollow housing using an adhesive between hollow housing and terminal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Niels Mueller, Max Schaldach, Wiebke Neumann, Werner Uhrlandt, Marcel Starke
  • Publication number: 20090093855
    Abstract: Housing for medical implant, such as cardiac pacemaker, defibrillator, cardioverter, etc. Housing including hollow housing and terminal body attached to hollow housing, which has electrical terminal(s), situated in an externally accessible cavity of the terminal body, for connecting an electrode line, and terminal body including a base body made of electrically insulating plastic, connected to hollow housing and carries electrical supply lines and electrical contacts, which are electrically connected thereto, for the electrical terminal so that the contacts are connected via the electrical supply lines to electrical components in the interior of the hollow housing, electrical supply lines being welded to the electrical contacts and the electrical supply lines and electrical contacts, which are welded to one another, being embedded in the base body and thus fixed in their final position, and the base body being glued to the hollow housing an adhesive between hollow housing and terminal body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Niels Mueller, Max Schaldach, Wiebke Neumann, Werner Uhrlandt, Marcel Starke
  • Publication number: 20080188902
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical connection between the individual components of active medical implants, in particular between a voltage source and an electrical consumer. The voltage source is electrically connected to the electrical consumer via a spring contact block. The electrical connection between the voltage source and the electrical consumer is produced by the spring contact block, in that the contacting face of the spring contact rests on a counter contact face of the consumer or the voltage source and a pressure force generated by the spring restoring force of the spring contact is exerted on the counter contact face, the counter contact face being implemented as essentially level and situated parallel to the surface, to which it is fastened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Marcel Starke
  • Publication number: 20080119906
    Abstract: A new hermetically-sealed contact feedthrough for cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators for the connection between internal device electronics and external components, a flat ceramic disk (1) being used as an insulating main carrier, in which openings (3) are situated, into which various electrode embodiments (4, 5, 6, 7) may be inserted as through contacts. Using a metal flange or metal-plated vapor deposition zone (2), the ceramic disk may be soldered directly onto the implant housing (11). In addition, active and passive auxiliary components (8) may be applied directly to the ceramic. The main carrier may be implemented as a multilayer ceramic (9), so that rewiring levels and shielding components (10) may be integrated in the feedthrough. The feedthrough according to the present invention allows novel construction variants, above all things having orientation to multipolar systems, through use of standardized ceramic semifinished products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Marcel STARKE
  • Publication number: 20070270007
    Abstract: A housing for a medical implant, such as a cardiac pacemaker, defibrillator, cardioverter, or the like, the housing having a hollow housing and a terminal body attached to the hollow housing, which has at least one electrical terminal, situated in an externally accessible cavity of the terminal body, for connecting an electrode line, and the terminal body comprising a base body made of electrically insulating plastic, which is connected to the hollow housing and carries electrical supply lines and electrical contacts, which are electrically connected thereto, for the electrical terminal in such a way that the contacts are to be connected via the electrical supply lines to electrical components in the interior of the hollow housing, electrical supply lines being welded to the electrical contacts and the electrical supply lines and electrical contacts, which are welded to one another, being embedded in the base body and thus fixed in their final position, and the base body being glued to the hollow housing an a
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Niels Mueller, Max Schaldach, Wiebke Neumann, Werner Uhrlandt, Marcel Starke
  • Publication number: 20070134974
    Abstract: A housing for a medical implant, such as a cardiac pacemaker, defibrillator, cardioverter, or the like, the housing having a hollow housing and a terminal housing attached to the hollow housing, which has at least one electrical terminal, which is situated in an externally accessible cavity of the terminal housing, for connecting an electrode line. The terminal housing is glued to the hollow housing using an adhesive, the plastic of the terminal housing containing polyurethane and/or polycarbonate and the adhesive being an epoxide or polyurethane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Marcel Starke, Jan Litzke
  • Patent number: 7194310
    Abstract: The invention concerns an electromedical implant for intracardial coronary therapy comprising an implant housing in which functional component parts of the implant, namely a circuit, a battery and the like, are disposed. It is characterized in that the battery (10) has a flat side (10.2), an underside (10.3) and a peripherally extending narrow side (10.1) and the battery (10) is arranged with its underside (10.3) on an internal base surface (18.1) of the implant housing (18) and the circuit (22) is arranged in adjacent relationship with a flat side (10.2) of the battery (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Biotronik Mess- und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Wiebke Neumann, Max Schaldach, Jr., Marcel Starke, Werner Uhrlandt, Juergen Drews
  • Publication number: 20040230250
    Abstract: The invention concerns an electromedical implant for intracardial coronary therapy comprising an implant housing in which functional component parts of the implant, namely a circuit, a battery and the like, are disposed. It is characterized in that the battery (10) has a flat side (10.2), an underside (10.3) and a peripherally extending narrow side (10.1) and the battery (10) is arranged with its underside (10.3) on an internal base surface (18.1) of the implant housing (18) and the circuit (22) is arranged in adjacent relationship with a flat side (10.2) of the battery (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: Biotronik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wiebke Neumann, Max Schaldach, Marcel Starke, Werner Uhrlandt, Juergen Drews