Patents by Inventor Matt L. Bielstein

Matt L. Bielstein 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: 20100185268
    Abstract: Implantable medical devices and associated systems and methods are disclosed. An implantable device in accordance with one embodiment can include a signal generator positioned to be implanted in a patient. The signal generator includes a housing and a plurality of selectively electrically activatable portions at an external surface of the housing. The implantable device can also include a remote electrode device having at least one electrode positioned to be implanted beneath the patient's skull, and a lead coupleable to the electrode device and the signal generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: Northstar Neuroscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad C. Fowler, Jay Miazga, Matt L. Bielstein
  • Publication number: 20080249591
    Abstract: Controllers for implantable medical devices, and associated methods are disclosed. A device in accordance with one embodiment includes a hand-held housing, an image display device carried by the housing, and an input device carried by the housing. In particular embodiments, one portion of the housing can be rotatable relative to the other, or at a fixed, non-zero angle relative to the other, with the image display device and the input device carried by one portion and a wireless communication device carried by the other portion. A controller can be operatively coupled to the image display device to control the orientation of an image (e.g., whether the image is upright or inverted), presented at the display device in response to a signal received from the input device. The image can include a user-selectable icon, e.g., for controlling parameters associated with delivering therapeutic electromagnetic signals to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Northstar Neuroscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Shan E. Gaw, Erin E. Mackintosh, Matt L. Bielstein, Don L. Carlson