Patents by Inventor Michael J. Ebert

Michael J. Ebert 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: 20190183472
    Abstract: A medical device system for delivering a neuromodulation therapy includes a delivery tool for deploying an implantable medical device at a neuromodulation therapy site. The implantable medical device includes a housing, an electronic circuit within the housing, and an electrical lead comprising a lead body extending between a proximal end coupled to the housing and a distal end extending away from the housing and at least one electrode carried by the lead body. The delivery tool includes a first cavity for receiving the housing and a second cavity for receiving the lead. The first cavity and the second cavity are in direct communication for receiving and deploying the housing and the lead coupled to the housing concomitantly as a single unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Patent number: 10258789
    Abstract: A medical device system for delivering a neuromodulation therapy includes a delivery tool for deploying an implantable medical device at a neuromodulation therapy site. The implantable medical device includes a housing, an electronic circuit within the housing, and an electrical lead comprising a lead body extending between a proximal end coupled to the housing and a distal end extending away from the housing and at least one electrode carried by the lead body. The delivery tool includes a first cavity for receiving the housing and a second cavity for receiving the lead. The first cavity and the second cavity are in direct communication for receiving and deploying the housing and the lead coupled to the housing concomitantly as a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, EriK R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20180168564
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to the nerve through the deep fascia tissue layer via implantable medical device electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Patent number: 9931107
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to the nerve through the deep fascia tissue layer via implantable medical device electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Patent number: 9737157
    Abstract: A display assembly is provided with a base, and a plurality of receptacles supported by the base. Each of the plurality of receptacles is sized to receive a plurality of cards. Each of the plurality of receptacles has a distal end with an opening for display, receipt and removal of at least one of the plurality of cards and a proximal end to provide a limit to a depth of receipt for the plurality of cards within the receptacle. Each receptacle is oriented such that a direction from the distal end to the proximal end is angularly offset from vertical about a fore/aft axis relative to the base for customer access of at least one of the plurality of cards. Multiple arrays of receptacles are provided with a central array having a quantity of receptacles that is different than the other arrays to create a non-rectangular overall profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Erika Woelfel, Mark Germain, Amy Tow Harmon, Sarah Furnari, Joel Barenbrugge, Michael J. Ebert, Thomas E. Hubley, Jeffrey B. Fridrich
  • Publication number: 20170013975
    Abstract: A display assembly is provided with a base, and a plurality of receptacles supported by the base. Each of the plurality of receptacles is sized to receive a plurality of cards. Each of the plurality of receptacles has a distal end with an opening for display, receipt and removal of at least one of the plurality of cards and a proximal end to provide a limit to a depth of receipt for the plurality of cards within the receptacle. Each receptacle is oriented such that a direction from the distal end to the proximal end is angularly offset from vertical about a fore/aft axis relative to the base for customer access of at least one of the plurality of cards. Multiple arrays of receptacles are provided with a central array having a quantity of receptacles that is different than the other arrays to create a non-rectangular overall profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Erika Woelfel, Mark Germain, Amy Tow Harmon, Sarah Furnari, Joel Barenbrugge, Michael J. Ebert, Thomas E. Hubley, Jeffrey B. Fridrich
  • Patent number: 9483963
    Abstract: A display assembly is provided with a base, and a plurality of receptacles supported by the base. Each of the plurality of receptacles is sized to receive a plurality of cards. Each of the plurality of receptacles has a distal end with an opening for display, receipt and removal of at least one of the plurality of cards and a proximal end to provide a limit to a depth of receipt for the plurality of cards within the receptacle. Each receptacle is oriented such that a direction from the distal end to the proximal end is angularly offset from vertical about a fore/aft axis relative to the base for customer access of at least one of the plurality of cards. Multiple arrays of receptacles are provided with a central array having a quantity of receptacles that is different than the other arrays to create a non-rectangular overall profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Erika Woelfel, Mark Germain, Amy Tow Harmon, Sarah Furnari, Joel Barenbrugge, Michael J. Ebert, Thomas E. Hubley, Jeffrey B. Fridrich
  • Patent number: 9421382
    Abstract: A method and medical device for monitoring patient medication compliance that includes a plurality of electrodes to deliver a pacing therapy and a processor configured to determine a pacing threshold in response to the delivered pacing therapy, determine whether there is a change in the pacing threshold, and determine patient medication compliance in response to the determined changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J Ebert, Amy Thompson-Nauman, Nathan A Grenz, Rick D McVenes
  • Patent number: 9138157
    Abstract: A method and medical device for monitoring cardiac function in a patient that includes a plurality of electrodes to deliver cardiac pacing therapy, and a processor configured to determine a pacing threshold in response to initial delivery of the pacing therapy, determine whether there is a change in the pacing threshold during initial delivery of the pacing therapy, adjust a delivery parameter of the pacing therapy in response to determining the change in the pacing threshold during initial delivery of the pacing therapy, determine whether there is an increase in the pacing threshold during delivery of the adjusted pacing therapy, and determine hypokalemia in response to the increase in the pacing threshold during delivery of the adjusted pacing therapy being present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy E. Thompson-Nauman, Michael J Ebert, Rick D McVenes, Nathan A Grenz
  • Patent number: 9131865
    Abstract: A method and medical device for monitoring cardiac function in a patient that includes a plurality of electrodes to deliver cardiac pacing therapy, and a processor configured to determine a pacing threshold in response to initial delivery of the pacing therapy, determine whether there is a change in the pacing threshold during initial delivery of the pacing therapy, adjust a delivery parameter of the pacing therapy in response to determining whether there is a change in the pacing threshold during initial delivery of the pacing therapy, determine whether there is a decrease in the pacing threshold during delivery of the adjusted pacing therapy, and determine hyperkalemia in response to the decrease in the pacing threshold during delivery of the adjusted pacing therapy being present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy E. Thompson-Nauman, Michael J Ebert, Rick D McVenes, Nathan A Grenz
  • Publication number: 20150170552
    Abstract: A display assembly is provided with a base, and a plurality of receptacles supported by the base. Each of the plurality of receptacles is sized to receive a plurality of cards. Each of the plurality of receptacles has a distal end with an opening for display, receipt and removal of at least one of the plurality of cards and a proximal end to provide a limit to a depth of receipt for the plurality of cards within the receptacle. Each receptacle is oriented such that a direction from the distal end to the proximal end is angularly offset from vertical about a fore/aft axis relative to the base for customer access of at least one of the plurality of cards. Multiple arrays of receptacles are provided with a central array having a quantity of receptacles that is different than the other arrays to create a non-rectangular overall profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Erika Woelfel, Mark Germain, Amy Tow Harmon, Sarah Furnari, Joel Barenbrugge, Michael J. Ebert, Thomas E. Hubley, Jeffrey B. Fridrich
  • Publication number: 20150165214
    Abstract: A method and medical device for monitoring patient medication compliance having a plurality of electrodes to deliver a pacing therapy, and a processor configured to determine a pacing threshold in response to the delivered pacing therapy, determine whether there is a change in the pacing threshold, determine, in response to a change in the pacing threshold determined to be occurring, whether the determined change is sustained, and determine patient medication compliance in response determining whether the determined change is sustained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Ebert, Amy Thompson-Nauman, Nathan A. Grenz, Rick D. McVenes
  • Publication number: 20150165213
    Abstract: A method and medical device for monitoring patient medication compliance that includes a plurality of electrodes to deliver a pacing therapy and a processor configured to determine a pacing threshold in response to the delivered pacing therapy, determine whether there is a change in the pacing threshold, and determine patient medication compliance in response to the determined changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Ebert, Amy Thompson-Nauman, Nathan A. Grenz, Rick D. McVenes
  • Publication number: 20150112217
    Abstract: A method and medical device for monitoring cardiac function in a patient that includes a plurality of electrodes to deliver cardiac pacing therapy, and a processor configured to determine a pacing threshold in response to initial delivery of the pacing therapy, determine whether there is a change in the pacing threshold during initial delivery of the pacing therapy, adjust a delivery parameter of the pacing therapy in response to determining whether there is a change in the pacing threshold during initial delivery of the pacing therapy, determine whether there is a decrease in the pacing threshold during delivery of the adjusted pacing therapy, and determine hyperkalemia in response to the decrease in the pacing threshold during delivery of the adjusted pacing therapy being present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Amy E. Thompson-Nauman, Michael J. Ebert, Rick D. McVenes, Nathan A. Grenz
  • Publication number: 20150112216
    Abstract: A method and medical device for monitoring cardiac function in a patient that includes a plurality of electrodes to deliver cardiac pacing therapy, and a processor configured to determine a pacing threshold in response to initial delivery of the pacing therapy, determine whether there is a change in the pacing threshold during initial delivery of the pacing therapy, adjust a delivery parameter of the pacing therapy in response to determining the change in the pacing threshold during initial delivery of the pacing therapy, determine whether there is an increase in the pacing threshold during delivery of the adjusted pacing therapy, and determine hypokalemia in response to the increase in the pacing threshold during delivery of the adjusted pacing therapy being present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Amy E. Thompson-Nauman, Michael J. Ebert, Rick D. McVenes, Nathan A. Grenz
  • Publication number: 20140163580
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to the nerve through the deep fascia tissue layer via implantable medical device electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20140163579
    Abstract: A medical device system for delivering a neuromodulation therapy includes a delivery tool for deploying an implantable medical device at a neuromodulation therapy site. The implantable medical device includes a housing, an electronic circuit within the housing, and an electrical lead comprising a lead body extending between a proximal end coupled to the housing and a distal end extending away from the housing and at least one electrode carried by the lead body. The delivery tool includes a first cavity for receiving the housing and a second cavity for receiving the lead. The first cavity and the second cavity are in direct communication for receiving and deploying the housing and the lead coupled to the housing concomitantly as a single unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, EriK R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Patent number: D707991
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Erika Woelfel, Sarah Furnari, Mark Germain, Amy Tow Harmon, Joel Barenbrugge, Michael J. Ebert, Thomas E. Hubley, Jeffrey B. Fridrich
  • Patent number: D715079
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Erika Woelfel, Sarah Furnari, Mark Germain, Amy Tow Harmon, Joel Barenbrugge, Michael J. Ebert, Thomas E. Hubley, Jeffrey B. Fridrich
  • Patent number: D757465
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Erika Woelfel, Sarah Furnari, Mark Germain, Amy Tow Harmon, Joel Barenbrugge, Michael J. Ebert, Thomas E. Hubley, Jeffrey B. Fridrich