Patents by Inventor Michael A. Faltys

Michael A. Faltys 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: 11406833
    Abstract: An implanted stimulator can deliver a patient-detectable electrical stimulation to remind or prompt a patient to interact with an implanted therapeutic device (e.g., neurostimulator) when a prompting event occurs. For example, the apparatuses and methods described herein may be configured to apply a prompting patient-detectable electrical vagus nerve stimulation to remind a patient that it is time to administer a therapeutic dose. When the therapeutic device is operated in an automatic fashion, the apparatus can also deliver a patient-detectable warning stimulation prior to the therapeutic stimulation to let the patient know that a therapeutic stimulation will be delivered soon thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SetPoint Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Faltys, Jacob Arial Levine, Richard A. Block
  • Patent number: 11383091
    Abstract: Leadless, implantable microstimulators for treating chronic inflammation. These devices can include a static magnetic field detector (e.g., non-Hall effect sensors/detectors, including those based on a Wiegand effect or generating pulses at a predetermined frequency range and using a detection circuit to determine the decay rate of the pulses), to trigger an emergency shut off of the micro stimulator. Also described are methods and apparatuses for regulating the temperature of an implant based applied power from a charger (e.g., voltage across the charger when unloaded and when loaded by the implant) to yield a power control loop correlated with the power drawn by the implant to determine temperature of the implant. A negotiation protocol can exchange data between the charger and the implant (e.g., type of charger, type of implant, nature of the coupling between the two, etc.) to set target power control loop parameters to estimate and regulate implant temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SetPoint Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Faltys, Jesse M. Simon
  • Publication number: 20220212001
    Abstract: A nerve cuff for establishing a nerve block on a nerve can have a cuff body with a channel for receiving a nerve, a reservoir for holding a drug, and an elongate opening slit extending the length of the cuff body that can be opened to provide access to the channel and can be closed to enclose the cuff body around the nerve. The nerve cuff can also include an electrode for detecting and measuring electrical signals generated by the nerve. A controller can be used to control delivery of the drug based on the electrical signals generated by the nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Michael A. FALTYS, Jacob A. LEVINE, Jesse M. SIMON
  • Patent number: 11311725
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for using EEG recordings to improve vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy. In particular, described herein are methods and systems for using EEG recordings to detect P300 and/or activation of the nucleus basalis and/or the locus coeruleus to determine the efficacy of VNS. The EEG recordings can be used to provide feedback control to help optimize stimulation parameters and to screen for patients that respond well to VNS therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SetPoint Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob A. Levine, Michael A. Faltys
  • Patent number: 11278718
    Abstract: A nerve cuff for establishing a nerve block on a nerve can have a cuff body with a channel for receiving a nerve, a reservoir for holding a drug, and an elongate opening slit extending the length of the cuff body that can be opened to provide access to the channel and can be closed to enclose the cuff body around the nerve. The nerve cuff can also include an electrode for detecting and measuring electrical signals generated by the nerve. A controller can be used to control delivery of the drug based on the electrical signals generated by the nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SetPoint Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Faltys, Jacob A. Levine, Jesse M. Simon
  • Publication number: 20210353949
    Abstract: A system for treating chronic inflammation may include an implantable microstimulator, a wearable charger, and optionally an external controller. The implantable microstimulator may be implemented as a leadless neurostimulator implantable in communication with a cervical region of a vagus nerve. The microstimulator can address several types of stimulation including regular dose delivery. The wearable charger may be worn around the subject's neck to rapidly (<10 minutes per week) charge an implanted microstimulator. The external controller may be configured as a prescription pad that controls the dosing and activity of the microstimulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Michael A. FALTYS, Jesse M. SIMON, Yiming LIU
  • Publication number: 20210315505
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for the treatment of chronic inflammatory disorders that include an implantable microstimulator and an external charger/controller wherein the microstimulator is configured to operate using closed-loop feedback. The feedback for the microstimulator can be electrical activity of the vagus nerve and/or heart sensed by the microstimulator. The feedback can be used to modulate the stimulation duration, intensity, frequency, on-time and off-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jacob A. LEVINE, Michael A. FALTYS
  • Patent number: 11110287
    Abstract: A system for treating chronic inflammation may include an implantable microstimulator, a wearable charger, and optionally an external controller. The implantable microstimulator may be implemented as a leadless neurostimulator implantable in communication with a cervical region of a vagus nerve. The microstimulator can address several types of stimulation including regular dose delivery. The wearable charger may be worn around the subject's neck to rapidly (<10 minutes per week) charge an implanted microstimulator. The external controller may be configured as a prescription pad that controls the dosing and activity of the microstimulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SetPoint Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Faltys, Jesse M. Simon, Yiming Liu
  • Patent number: 11051744
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for the treatment of chronic inflammatory disorders that include an implantable microstimulator and an external charger/controller wherein the microstimulator is configured to operate using closed-loop feedback. The feedback for the microstimulator can be electrical activity of the vagus nerve and/or heart sensed by the microstimulator. The feedback can be used to modulate the stimulation duration, intensity, frequency, on-time and off-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SetPoint Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob A. Levine, Michael A. Faltys
  • Publication number: 20200330760
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for stimulation of the vagus nerve to treat inflammation including adjusting the stimulation based on one or more metric sensitive to patient response. The one or more metrics may include heart rate variability, level of T regulatory cells, particularly memory T regulatory cells, temperature, etc. Stimulation may be provided through an implantable microstimulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Jacob A. LEVINE, Michael A. FALTYS, Jesse M. SIMON
  • Publication number: 20200324125
    Abstract: A system for treating chronic inflammation may include an implantable microstimulator, a wearable charger, and optionally an external controller. The implantable microstimulator may be implemented as a leadless neurostimulator implantable in communication with a cervical region of a vagus nerve. The microstimulator can address several types of stimulation including regular dose delivery. The wearable charger may be worn around the subject's neck to rapidly (<10 minutes per week) charge an implanted microstimulator. The external controller may be configured as a prescription pad that controls the dosing and activity of the microstimulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. FALTYS, Jesse M. SIMON, Yiming LIU
  • Publication number: 20200238078
    Abstract: A nerve cuff for establishing a nerve block on a nerve can have a cuff body with a channel for receiving a nerve, a reservoir for holding a drug, and an elongate opening slit extending the length of the cuff body that can be opened to provide access to the channel and can be closed to enclose the cuff body around the nerve. The nerve cuff can also include an electrode for detecting and measuring electrical signals generated by the nerve. A controller can be used to control delivery of the drug based on the electrical signals generated by the nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. FALTYS, Jacob A. LEVINE, Jesse M. SIMON
  • Patent number: 10716936
    Abstract: An extravascular nerve cuff that is configured to hold a leadless, integral, implantable micro stimulator. The nerve cuff may include a cuff body having a pocket or pouch for removably receiving the implantable device within. The nerve cuff can be secured around the nerve such that the electrodes of the device are stably positioned relative to the nerve. Furthermore, the nerve cuff drives the majority of the current from the stimulation device into the nerve, while shielding surrounding tissues from unwanted stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SetPoint Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Faltys, Roy C. Martin, Steven E. Scott, Gerald E. Loeb
  • Publication number: 20200206515
    Abstract: Leadless, implantable microstimulators for treating chronic inflammation. These devices can include a static magnetic field detector (e.g., non-Hall effect sensors/detectors, including those based on a Wiegand effect or generating pulses at a predetermined frequency range and using a detection circuit to determine the decay rate of the pulses), to trigger an emergency shut off of the micro stimulator. Also described are methods and apparatuses for regulating the temperature of an implant based applied power from a charger (e.g., voltage across the charger when unloaded and when loaded by the implant) to yield a power control loop correlated with the power drawn by the implant to determine temperature of the implant. A negotiation protocol can exchange data between the charger and the implant (e.g., type of charger, type of implant, nature of the coupling between the two, etc.) to set target power control loop parameters to estimate and regulate implant temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. FALTYS, Jesse M. SIMON
  • Patent number: 10695569
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for stimulation of the vagus nerve to treat inflammation including adjusting the stimulation based on one or more metric sensitive to patient response. The one or more metrics may include heart rate variability, level of T regulatory cells, particularly memory T regulatory cells, temperature, etc. Stimulation may be provided through an implantable microstimulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SetPoint Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob A. Levine, Michael A. Faltys, Jesse M. Simon
  • Patent number: 10596367
    Abstract: A nerve cuff for establishing a nerve block on a nerve can have a cuff body with a channel for receiving a nerve, a reservoir for holding a drug, and an elongate opening slit extending the length of the cuff body that can be opened to provide access to the channel and can be closed to enclose the cuff body around the nerve. The nerve cuff can also include an electrode for detecting and measuring electrical signals generated by the nerve. A controller can be used to control delivery of the drug based on the electrical signals generated by the nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SetPoint Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Faltys, Jacob A. Levine, Jesse M. Simon
  • Patent number: 10583304
    Abstract: Leadless, implantable microstimulators for treating chronic inflammation. These devices can include a static magnetic field detector (e.g., non-Hall effect sensors/detectors, including those based on a Wiegand effect or generating pulses at a predetermined frequency range and using a detection circuit to determine the decay rate of the pulses), to trigger an emergency shut off of the microstimulator. Also described are methods and apparatuses for regulating the temperature of an implant based applied power from a charger (e.g., voltage across the charger when unloaded and when loaded by the implant) to yield a power control loop correlated with the power drawn by the implant to determine temperature of the implant. A negotiation protocol can exchange data between the charger and the implant (e.g., type of charger, type of implant, nature of the coupling between the two, etc.) to set target power control loop parameters to estimate and regulate implant temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SetPoint Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Faltys, Jesse M. Simon
  • Patent number: 10532215
    Abstract: Leadless, implantable microstimulators for treating chronic inflammation. These devices can include a static magnetic field detector (e.g., non-Hall effect sensors/detectors, including those based on a Wiegand effect or generating pulses at a predetermined frequency range and using a detection circuit to determine the decay rate of the pulses), to trigger an emergency shut off of the microstimulator. Also described are methods and apparatuses for regulating the temperature of an implant based applied power from a charger (e.g., voltage across the charger when unloaded and when loaded by the implant) to yield a power control loop correlated with the power drawn by the implant to determine temperature of the implant. A negotiation protocol can exchange data between the charger and the implant (e.g., type of charger, type of implant, nature of the coupling between the two, etc.) to set target power control loop parameters to estimate and regulate implant temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SetPoint Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Faltys, Jesse M. Simon
  • Publication number: 20190366078
    Abstract: An extravascular nerve cuff that is configured to hold a leadless, integral, implantable micro stimulator. The nerve cuff may include a cuff body having a pocket or pouch for removably receiving the implantable device within. The nerve cuff can be secured around the nerve such that the electrodes of the device are stably positioned relative to the nerve. Furthermore, the nerve cuff drives the majority of the current from the stimulation device into the nerve, while shielding surrounding tissues from unwanted stimulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Michael A. FALTYS, Roy C. MARTIN, Steven E. SCOTT, Gerald E. LOEB
  • Patent number: 10449358
    Abstract: Devices and methods for stimulation of the vagus nerve to modulate (e.g., reduce, suppress, etc.) bone erosion. Methods and apparatus for modulating bone erosion may modulate levels of Receptor Activator for Nuclear Factor ?B Ligand (RANKL), and/or to modulate (increase, enhance, etc.) osteoprotegerin (OPG) and/or OPG/RANKL ratio. Devices may include electrical stimulation devices that may be implanted, and may be activated to apply current for a proscribed duration, followed by a period without stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SetPoint Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob A. Levine, Michael A. Faltys, Ralph J. Zitnik