Patents by Inventor Max Schaldach

Max Schaldach 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: 9849005
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an implant and an implant, in particular an intraluminal endoprosthesis, including a body having a coating on at least a portion of the surface thereof, and the degradation of which can be influenced from the outside in a targeted manner, the method having the following steps: a) providing an implant body, and b) applying a coating to the surface of the implant body, wherein the coating comprises unfilled cavities, preferably in the form of microbubbles (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Biotronik AG
    Inventors: Robert Schmiedl, Matthias Gratz, Max Schaldach, Volker Lang
  • Publication number: 20130274869
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an implant and an implant, in particular an intraluminal endoprosthesis, including a body having a coating on at least a portion of the surface thereof, and the degradation of which can be influenced from the outside in a targeted manner, the method having the following steps: a) providing an implant body, and b) applying a coating to the surface of the implant body, wherein the coating comprises unfilled cavities, preferably in the form of microbubbles (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: BIOTRONIK AG
    Inventors: Robert Schmiedl, Matthias Gratz, Max Schaldach, Volker Lang
  • Patent number: 8126545
    Abstract: An active medical implantable device with at least two diagnostic and/or therapeutic functions is constructed from separate active implant modules (2 to 7) which are adapted to the respective desired functions and can be coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Erhard Flach, Wolfgang Geistert, Roland Jacobsen, Max Schaldach, Axel Ulbrich
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7561924
    Abstract: An intravascular electrode arrangement 10 includes a first and a second electrode line 12, 14 adapted for placement in blood vessels such as veins or arteries, each having at least one stimulation and/or sensing electrode in the region of the distal end of the respective electrode line, wherein there are longitudinal guides 18, 18?, 18?, 18?? provided externally on the first electrode line 12, 12?, 12?, 12?? for the second electrode line 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Biotronik Mess -und Therapiegeraede GmbH & Co. Ingenieurbuero Berlin
    Inventors: Gernot Kolberg, Hartmut Lenski, Max Schaldach, Jr., legal representative, Curt Kranz, Max Schaldach
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7412286
    Abstract: A biatrial triple-chamber cardiac pacemaker has at least one sensing unit for sense events of a first atrium and a ventricle of a heart and at least one stimulation unit which is adapted to produce stimulation pulses to a second atrium and the ventricle, and a control which is connected to the sensing unit and the stimulation unit and is adapted to evaluate at least the atrial sense events (AR-Sense) associated with the first atrium and the ventricular sense events (V-Sense) associated with the ventricle, for actuation of the stimulation unit, which is actuated so that the delivery of a left-atrial stimulation pulse is suppressed if previously a ventricular sense event occurs in a crosstalk window which adjoins a postatrial ventricular blanking time and at the same time the distance in respect of time to the last ventricular event ascertained outside a crosstalk window, to the next possible ventricular stimulation event, is greater than a predetermined maximum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Biotronik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Busch, Max Schaldach, Jr., legal representative, Max Schaldach
  • Publication number: 20080077028
    Abstract: A personal health monitoring and care system includes at least one diagnostic device (2) implanted in a person (1), a data communication device (4) associated to the diagnostic device (2) for communicating relevant personal health data collected by the diagnostic device (2) to an external data information retrieval device (5), which processes and presents said relevant personal health data to the person (1) via information output means (6), wherein the person (1) according to the relevant personal health data perceived from the information output means (6) is able to start a health relevant action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: BIOTRONIC CRM PATENT
    Inventors: Max Schaldach, Wolfgang Geistert, Erhard Flach, Axel Ulbrich, Roland Jacobsen
  • 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: 20070250120
    Abstract: An active medical implantable device with at least two diagnostic and/or therapeutic functions is constructed from separate active implant modules (2 to 7) which are adapted to the respective desired functions and can be coupled to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Erhard FLACH, Wolfgang Geistert, Roland Jacobsen, Max Schaldach, Axel Ulbrich
  • Patent number: 7236827
    Abstract: An electrical therapy device has a blocking triggering unit and a re-use blocking unit. The re-use blocking unit prevents the functions of the electrical therapy device during implantation in dependence on the condition of the blocking triggering unit. The blocking triggering unit is triggered either upon implantation or explantation of the electrical therapy device. In some aspects, an electrical therapy device has a blocking triggering unit and a re-use blocking unit, wherein the re-use blocking unit prevents the functions of the electrical therapy device in dependence on the condition of the blocking triggering unit. The blocking triggering unit is triggered upon explantation of the electrical therapy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Biotronik Mess- und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co. Ingenieurbuero Berlin
    Inventors: Elmar Vitt, Gregor Niewalda, Max Schaldach, Jr., legal representative, Max Schaldach, deceased
  • Patent number: 7212858
    Abstract: A medical therapy system has logic and/or signal processing stages between sensors on the input side and therapy applicators on the output side. A signal parameter is determined from the input signals using the logic/processing stages, and/or an indicator signal is determined from the input signals using a logic/processing module consisting of several logic/processing stages. The indicator signal is a measure of the probability of a future event requiring therapy, or a measure of the success of the therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Biotronik Mess- und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co. Ingenieurbuero Berlin
    Inventors: Max Schaldach, Jr., legal representative, Walter Ameling, Volker Lang, Max Schaldach, deceased
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7191003
    Abstract: A stimulation arrangement having a stimulation unit for the delivery of electrical pulses for the stimulation of body tissue and an evaluation unit which receives electrical signals in conjunction with the delivery of a stimulation pulse and evaluates same for checking a stimulation success, wherein the evaluation unit detects in the received signal such signal features which characterize a lack of stimulation success and delivers a corresponding signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Biotronik Mess- und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co. Ingenieurbuero Berlin
    Inventors: Saul E. Greenhut, Tibor Nappholz, Gary Schneider, Max Schaldach, Jr. legal representative, Max Schaldach, deceased
  • Patent number: 7167759
    Abstract: An electrode line, in particular for an implantable electrostimulation device, which is adapted for insertion into body vessels such as heart chambers or blood vessels, comprising electrodes for the stimulation of body tissue, a longitudinal axis and a distal end, wherein there is provided at least one structural element (2) in the region of the distal end, which has an electrostrictive polymer and which can be connected to a voltage source by way of at least one electrical feed line (3) and which is adapted to change its shape when an electrical voltage is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Biotronik Mess- und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co. Ingenieurbuero Berlin
    Inventors: Heinrich Reinke, Max Schaldach, Jr., legal representative, Max Schaldach, deceased
  • Patent number: 7130695
    Abstract: An arrangement (10) for monitoring and adjusting a control of an electromedical implant (12) by means of an external control and evaluation unit (14) is made up of the electromedical implant, the external control and evaluation unit and a central, autarchically runnable evaluation logic means (30) which controls the activities of a telemetry unit (16) and a memory unit (34), which is connected to a clock and timer unit (42) and which on the basis of certain communicated data ascertains control sequences and control parameters for monitoring and adjusting the implant and co-ordinates the transmission thereof to the implant. An expert system (ES) may be adapted to assess all monitoring and adjusting tasks on a patient-individual basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Biotronik Mess- und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Gerald Czygan, Max Schaldach, Jr., legal representative, Max Schaldach, deceased
  • Patent number: 7110828
    Abstract: An intravascular electrode line is provided with a shaping suitable for fixing in a blood vessel. The shaping is three-dimensional and has line portions enclosing an elongated hollow space, with a pitch direction that is different in relation to the longitudinal direction of the hollow space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Biotronik Mess-und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Gernot Kolberg, Max Schaldach, Jr., legal representative, Max Schaldach, deceased
  • Patent number: 7072714
    Abstract: A dual-chamber cardiac pacemaker comprising an atrial detection unit which is adapted to detect electrical signals in the atrium of a heart as atrial sense events, a ventricular detection unit which is adapted to detect electrical signals of a ventricle of the heart as ventricular sense events, a stimulation unit which is adapted at least to trigger the delivery of electrical pulses to the ventricle as ventricular stimulation events, and a control unit which is connected to the atrial and the ventricular detection units and the stimulation unit and adapted to control triggering of the delivery of pulses in dependence on the atrial detection unit and the ventricular detection unit in such a way that pulse delivery to the ventricle is triggered after the expiry of an AV time after detection of an atrial sense or stimulation event if prior to expiry of the AV time no ventricular sense event is detected by the ventricular detection unit, wherein the control unit is further adapted to divide ventricular sense even
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Biotronik Mess-und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co. Ingenieurbuero
    Inventors: Ulrich Busch, Max Schaldach, Jr., legal representative, Max Schaldach, deceased
  • Patent number: 7047086
    Abstract: A single electrode probe for a cardiac pacemaker system, in particular for a DDD cardiac pacemaker system, has an electrode line with a bifurcated section, at the beginning of which the electrode line divides into two electrode line portions which rejoin at the end of the section to again form one portion, wherein at least one of the portions has at least one electrode for the delivery of electrical energy to adjoining myocardium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK Mess-und Therapieger√§{umlaut over ( )}te GmbH & Co. Ingenieurb√ľ{umlaut over ( )}ro
    Inventors: Murat Taskiran, Erhard Flach, Max Schaldach, Jr., legal representative, Max Schaldach, deceased
  • Patent number: 7011648
    Abstract: A device for implanting catheters has a tube with a wall and a wire. The tube is intended to be introduced into a body so that at least one catheter can be inserted for implantation through the tube. The wall of the tube has an inside surface and an outside surface. The wire is preferably fixed at its first end in the region of the proximal end of the tube to the inside surface or the outside surface of the wall and the wire is guided in the proximity of that surface along the longitudinal direction of the tube from the proximal end of the tube to the distal end thereof and is then returned in the proximity of the respective other surface of the wall along the longitudinal direction from the distal end of the tube to the proximal end thereof. The wire is used to cut the tube open after insertion of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Biotronik Mess-und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Tobias Breskot, Max Schaldach, Jr., legal representative, Max Schaldach, deceased