Patents by Inventor Paulette C. Olson

Paulette C. Olson 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: 20200246624
    Abstract: A one-piece electrical contact ring for use in a lead receptacle of an implantable medical device includes (i) a tubular body defining a cavity extending through the body and (ii) a plurality of resiliently deflectable elements extending from the tubular body into the cavity. The deflectable elements have a lead contacting portion configured to contact the lead when received by the cavity. The lead contacting portions of the deflectable elements in a relaxed state are located in a plane that intersects the tubular body and are configured to deflect along the plane towards the tubular body as the lead is inserted in the contact ring. The contact ring may further include a plurality of stops, each configured to (i) engage a stop portion of the elements when the elements are sufficiently outwardly deflected and (ii) inhibit further outward deflection of the elements when the stops engage the stop portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Darren A. Janzig, Chris J. Paidosh, Paulette C. Olson, Gerald G. Lindner
  • Patent number: 10632316
    Abstract: A one-piece electrical contact ring for use in a lead receptacle of an implantable medical device includes (i) a tubular body defining a cavity extending through the body and (ii) a plurality of resiliently deflectable elements extending from the tubular body into the cavity. The deflectable elements have a lead contacting portion configured to contact the lead when received by the cavity. The lead contacting portions of the deflectable elements in a relaxed state are located in a plane that intersects the tubular body and are configured to deflect along the plane towards the tubular body as the lead is inserted in the contact ring. The contact ring may further include a plurality of stops, each configured to (i) engage a stop portion of the elements when the elements are sufficiently outwardly deflected and (ii) inhibit further outward deflection of the elements when the stops engage the stop portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren A. Janzig, Chris J. Paidosh, Paulette C. Olson, Gerald G. Lindner
  • Publication number: 20170281951
    Abstract: A one-piece electrical contact ring for use in a lead receptacle of an implantable medical device includes (i) a tubular body defining a cavity extending through the body and (ii) a plurality of resiliently deflectable elements extending from the tubular body into the cavty. The deflectable elements have a lead contacting portion configured to contact the lead when received by the cavity. The lead contacting portions of the deflectable elements in a relaxed state are located in a plane that intersects the tubular body and are configured to deflect along the plane towards the tubular body as the lead is inserted in the contact ring. The contact ring may further include a plurality of stops, each configured to (i) engage a stop portion of the elements when the elements are sufficiently outwardly deflected and (ii) inhibit further outward deflection of the elements when the stops engage the stop portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Darren A. Janzig, Chris J. Paidosh, Paulette C. Olson, Gerald G. Lindner
  • Patent number: 9687660
    Abstract: A one-piece electrical contact ring for use in a lead receptacle of an implantable medical device includes (i) a tubular body defining a cavity extending through the body and (ii) a plurality of resiliently deflectable elements extending from the tubular body into the cavity. The deflectable elements have a lead contacting portion configured to contact the lead when received by the cavity. The lead contacting portions of the deflectable elements in a relaxed state are located in a plane that intersects the tubular body and are configured to deflect along the plane towards the tubular body as the lead is inserted in the contact ring. The contact ring may further include a plurality of stops, each configured to (i) engage a stop portion of the elements when the elements are sufficiently outwardly deflected and (ii) inhibit further outward deflection of the elements when the stops engage the stop portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Darren A. Janzig, Chris J. Paidosh, Paulette C. Olson, Gerald G. Lindner
  • Publication number: 20150375002
    Abstract: A one-piece electrical contact ring for use in a lead receptacle of an implantable medical device includes (i) a tubular body defining a cavity extending through the body and (ii) a plurality of resiliently deflectable elements extending from the tubular body into the cavity. The deflectable elements have a lead contacting portion configured to contact the lead when received by the cavity. The lead contacting portions of the deflectable elements in a relaxed state are located in a plane that intersects the tubular body and are configured to deflect along the plane towards the tubular body as the lead is inserted in the contact ring. The contact ring may further include a plurality of stops, each configured to (i) engage a stop portion of the elements when the elements are sufficiently outwardly deflected and (ii) inhibit further outward deflection of the elements when the stops engage the stop portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Darren A. Janzig, Chris J. Paidosh, Paulette C. Olson, Gerald G. Lindner
  • Patent number: 9162072
    Abstract: An implantable medical device with lubricious material permits implantable medical devices to have a reduced friction between the device and at least a portion of the surrounding tissue. The implantable medical device may have a housing or it may have a housing and a member for providing a smooth interface between the device and the tissue. The lubricious material may be provided on or impregnated in the housing or the member. In some embodiments, the device is configured for implantation in the head of a human body. In other embodiments, the device is configured for implantation between the cranium and the scalp. In some embodiments, the device includes a single module while in other embodiments a plurality of modules are coupled together to provide a smaller profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruchika Singhal, Darren A. Janzig, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Robert M. Skime, Paulette C. Olson, Erik R. Scott, James E. Randall
  • Patent number: 9095728
    Abstract: A one-piece electrical contact ring for use in a lead receptacle of an implantable medical device includes (i) a tubular body defining a cavity extending through the body and (ii) a plurality of resiliently deflectable elements extending from the tubular body into the cavity. The deflectable elements have a lead contacting portion configured to contact the lead when received by the cavity. The lead contacting portions of the deflectable elements in a relaxed state are located in a plane that intersects the tubular body and are configured to deflect along the plane towards the tubular body as the lead is inserted in the contact ring. The contact ring may further include a plurality of stops, each configured to (i) engage a stop portion of the elements when the elements are sufficiently outwardly deflected and (ii) inhibit further outward deflection of the elements when the stops engage the stop portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren A. Janzig, Chris J. Paidosh, Paulette C. Olson, Gerald G. Lindner
  • Patent number: 8525027
    Abstract: An end interconnector for one or both ends of a lead body of an electrical lead for an implantable medical device. The interconnector has an insulative body having a receptacle at its first end for each of a plurality of wire filars from the lead body, and a receiver at its second end for each of a plurality of connection wires extending from the medical device, such as an electrode tip. The interconnector provides electrical connection between the plurality of wire filars and the plurality of connection wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald G. Lindner, Paulette C. Olson, Darren A. Janzig, Chris J. Paidosh
  • Patent number: 8457744
    Abstract: Components of an implantable medical device are arranged to facilitate a low-profile housing. A circuit board within the housing carries integrated circuits and discrete components. In some embodiments, the integrated circuits and discrete components are located on first and second opposing surfaces of the circuit board, respectively. In some embodiments, the implantable medical device is implanted on a cranium of a patient and the housing is concave such that it substantially conforms to the cranium. In such embodiments, the integrated circuits and/or discrete components can be arranged on the circuit board according to height to better conform to the concavity of the housing. In some embodiments, the implantable medical device includes a telemetry coil that is positioned within the housing such that it occupies space that cannot be practically occupied by the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren A. Janzig, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Paulette C. Olson, Robert M. Skime
  • Patent number: 8086313
    Abstract: An implantable medical device comprises an anti-infection agent. The implantable medical device may be configured for placement in the head of a patient and for monitoring or treatment of the brain. The implantable medical device may have a housing or it may have a housing and a member for providing a smooth interface between the device and the adjacent tissue. The anti-infection agent may be provided on or impregnated in the housing or the member. In some embodiments, the device includes a single module while in other embodiments a plurality of modules are coupled to provide a smaller profile. In some embodiments the implantable medical device may include both anti-infection and lubricious materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruchika Singhal, Darren A. Janzig, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Robert M. Skime, Paulette C. Olson, Erik R. Scott, James E. Randall
  • Publication number: 20110165785
    Abstract: An end interconnector for one or both ends of a lead body of an electrical lead for an implantable medical device. The interconnector has an insulative body having a receptacle at its first end for each of a plurality of wire filars from the lead body, and a receiver at its second end for each of a plurality of connection wires extending from the medical device, such as an electrode tip. The interconnector provides electrical connection between the plurality of wire filars and the plurality of connection wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald G. Lindner, Paulette C. Olson, Darren A. Janzig, Chris J. Paidosh
  • Publication number: 20100063555
    Abstract: A one-piece electrical contact ring for use in a lead receptacle of an implantable medical device includes (i) a tubular body defining a cavity extending through the body and (ii) a plurality of resiliently deflectable elements extending from the tubular body into the cavity. The deflectable elements have a lead contacting portion configured to contact the lead when received by the cavity. The lead contacting portions of the deflectable elements in a relaxed state are located in a plane that intersects the tubular body and are configured to deflect along the plane towards the tubular body as the lead is inserted in the contact ring. The contact ring may further include a plurality of stops, each configured to (i) engage a stop portion of the elements when the elements are sufficiently outwardly deflected and (ii) inhibit further outward deflection of the elements when the stops engage the stop portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Darren A. Janzig, Chris J. Paidosh, Paulette C. Olson, Gerald G. Lindner
  • Publication number: 20090292327
    Abstract: An implantable medical device comprises an anti-infection agent. The implantable medical device may be configured for placement in the head of a patient and for monitoring or treatment of the brain. The implantable medical device may have a housing or it may have a housing and a member for providing a smooth interface between the device and the adjacent tissue. The anti-infection agent may be provided on or impregnated in the housing or the member. In some embodiments, the device includes a single module while in other embodiments a plurality of modules are coupled to provide a smaller profile. In some embodiments the implantable medical device may include both anti-infection and lubricious materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruchika Singhal, Darren A. Janzig, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Robert M. Skime, Paulette C. Olson, Erik R. Scott, James E. Randall
  • Patent number: 7596408
    Abstract: An implantable medical device with anti-infection agent. The implantable medical device may be configured for placement in the head of a patient and for monitoring or treatment of the brain. The implantable medical device may have a housing or it may have a housing and a member for providing a smooth interface between the device and the adjacent tissue. The anti-infection agent may be provided on or impregnated in the housing or the member. In some embodiments, the device includes a single module while in other embodiments a plurality of modules are coupled to provide a smaller profile. In some embodiments the implantable medical device may include both anti-infection and lubricious materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruchika Singhal, Darren A. Janzig, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Robert M. Skime, Paulette C. Olson, Erik R. Scott, James E. Randall
  • Patent number: 7242982
    Abstract: A modular implantable medical device permits implantable medical devices to have a smaller profile in order to better fit into locations within the human body. A modular implantable medical device separates various functional components of the implantable medical device into a set of interconnected modules. This distributed architecture of a modular implantable medical device may permit the device footprint to be distributed over a larger area while making the profile smaller, and may permit the overall shape of the implantable medical device to better match the body location into which it is to be implanted. An overmold integrates the modules of a modular implantable medical device into a single structure. In some embodiments the overmold is flexible and provides a biocompatible interface from the component modules and the patient, while restraining potentially harmful intermodule motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruchika Singhal, Darren A. Janzig, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Robert M. Skime, Paulette C. Olson
  • Publication number: 20040176814
    Abstract: A modular implantable medical device permits implantable medical devices to have a smaller profile in order to better fit into locations within the human body. A modular implantable medical device separates various functional components of the implantable medical device into a set of interconnected modules. This distributed architecture of a modular implantable medical device may permit the device footprint to be distributed over a larger area while making the profile smaller, and may permit the overall shape of the implantable medical device to better match the body location into which it is to be implanted. An overmold integrates the modules of a modular implantable medical device into a single structure. In some embodiments the overmold is flexible and provides a biocompatible interface from the component modules and the patient, while restraining potentially harmful intermodule motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Ruchika Singhal, Darren A. Janzig, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Robert M. Skime, Paulette C. Olson
  • Publication number: 20040176815
    Abstract: Components of an implantable medical device are arranged to facilitate a low-profile housing. A circuit board within the housing carries integrated circuits and discrete components. In some embodiments, the integrated circuits and discrete components are located on first and second opposing surfaces of the circuit board, respectively. In some embodiments, the implantable medical device is implanted on a cranium of a patient and the housing is concave such that it substantially conforms to the cranium. In such embodiments, the integrated circuits and/or discrete components can be arranged on the circuit board according to height to better conform to the concavity of the housing. In some embodiments, the implantable medical device includes a telemetry coil that is positioned within the housing such that it occupies space that cannot be practically occupied by the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Darren A. Janzig, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Paulette C. Olson, Robert M. Skime