Patents by Inventor Markus J. C. Lazeroms

Markus J. C. Lazeroms 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: 9987484
    Abstract: A system and method enables delivery of an implantable medical lead to an implant location. A delivery tool of the system defines the delivery angle of the lead at the implant location. The delivery tool includes an elongate body having at least one lumen extending from a distal portion to a proximal portion. A suction cup is coupled to the distal portion of the elongate body. The suction cup may be configured to be collapsible in a first configuration, prior to deployment, and expandable in a second configuration. The system may include a suction source for drawing tissue at the implant location into the suction cup of the delivery tool that is disposed at the distal portion. The delivery angle of the lead tip is based on the interior cavity of the suction cup rather than the angle of insertion with the suctioned tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Medtornic, Inc.
    Inventors: Markus J. C. Lazeroms, Paulus G. Adams
  • Publication number: 20130296879
    Abstract: A system and method enables delivery of an implantable medical lead to an implant location. A delivery tool of the system defines the delivery angle of the lead at the implant location. The delivery tool includes an elongate body having at least one lumen extending from a distal portion to a proximal portion. A suction cup is coupled to the distal portion of the elongate body. The suction cup may be configured to be collapsible in a first configuration, prior to deployment, and expandable in a second configuration. The system may include a suction source for drawing tissue at the implant location into the suction cup of the delivery tool that is disposed at the distal portion. The delivery angle of the lead tip is based on the interior cavity of the suction cup rather than the angle of insertion with the suctioned tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Markus J.C. Lazeroms, Paulus G. Adams
  • Patent number: 8244379
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the disclosure pertain to methods and apparatus for providing positive fixation of medical components to a portion of incised pericardial tissue. Accordingly, a resilient member protrudes through an incision in the pericardium and produces a positive biasing force to adjacent pericardial tissue against a side surface of an attached body structure. The resilient member can optionally be compressed during implantation and then relaxed to thereafter provide the positive biasing force. Diverse medical components can thus be safely and reliably chronically deployed into the pericardial space, including without limitation, cardiac sensing/pacing, defibrillation and/or cardioversion electrodes, mechanical and/or metabolic sensors and the like. More than one body structure can be linked to a single medical electrical lead and the medical components can couple within and/or upon a portion of the body structure, the resilient member, and the lead in myriad configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Koen Michels, Jean-Luc Jansens, Victor Duysens, Paulus G. Adams, Paulus Van Venrooij, Markus J. C. Lazeroms, Fredric W. Lindemans
  • Patent number: 8140171
    Abstract: A subcutaneous implantable device is provided that includes a defibrillation electrode disposed along a portion of a lead, and a lead tip connected to the lead. The lead tip includes a trailing end coupled to a distal end of the lead, and first and second non-parallel sides extending from the trailing end that converge to a leading end that is configured to wedge between tissue layers as the lead is advanced subcutaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Havel, Markus J. C. Lazeroms, Jean J. G. Rutten, Karel F. A. A. Smits
  • Patent number: 7908015
    Abstract: A subcutaneously implantable lead includes a coil disposed along a portion of the lead, and a lead tip coupled to a distal end of the lead. The lead tip includes at least one component that is movable relative to the distal end of the lead and configured to anchor the lead tip in subcutaneous tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Markus J. C. Lazeroms, Jean J. G. Rutten, Karel F. A. A. Smits
  • Publication number: 20100030291
    Abstract: A subcutaneous implantable device is provided that includes a defibrillation electrode disposed along a portion of a lead, and a lead tip connected to the lead. The lead tip includes a trailing end coupled to a distal end of the lead, and first and second non-parallel sides extending from the trailing end that converge to a leading end that is configured to wedge between tissue layers as the lead is advanced subcutaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: William J. Havel, Markus J.C. Lazeroms, Jean J.G. Rutten, Karel F.A.A. Smits
  • Publication number: 20100030311
    Abstract: A subcutaneously implantable lead includes a coil disposed along a portion of the lead, and a lead tip coupled to a distal end of the lead. The lead tip includes at least one component that is movable relative to the distal end of the lead and configured to anchor the lead tip in subcutaneous tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Markus J.C. Lazeroms, Jean J.G. Rutten, Karel F.A.A. Smits