Patents by Inventor Robert C. Beck

Robert C. Beck 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: 7494486
    Abstract: A method and device for injecting and extracting fluid at a treatment site to remove debris from the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventors: Hans Mische, Robert C. Beck
  • Patent number: 7494484
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an interventional device for interacting with occlusive material. A wall attachment jet moves and removes particulate from lumens such as vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventors: Robert C. Beck, Hans Mische
  • Patent number: 7494485
    Abstract: A catheter for injecting and extracting fluids to interact with material at a treatment site in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Sprite Solutions
    Inventors: Robert C. Beck, Hans Mische
  • Patent number: 6800075
    Abstract: A method and device for injecting and extracting fluid at a treatment site to remove debris from the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Sprite Solutions
    Inventors: Hans Mische, Robert C. Beck
  • Patent number: 6650939
    Abstract: Medical device data is transferred using a universal adaptor between an implanted medical device and hospital monitoring systems. The universal adaptor is an interface compatible with various built-in hospital monitoring network comprised of equipment from a variety of manufacturers. The universal adaptor includes a telemetry circuitry, a calibration system for atmospheric pressure and an analog interface. The calibration system relates to barometric correction and includes an external pressure reference system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Taepke, II, Jonathan P. Roberts, Tom D. Bennett, Robert C. Beck, Richard J. Shaw, D. Curtis Deno
  • Publication number: 20030199819
    Abstract: A therapeutic interventional device such as a balloon catheter is provided with a nozzle to induce a retrograde flow in the vessel by injecting fluid through the nozzle into the vessel. The retrograde flow can be used to clear debris from a distal protection device such as a filter or balloon and may additionally be used to clear the vessel of clot prior to the intervention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventor: Robert C. Beck
  • Publication number: 20030073953
    Abstract: A method and device for injecting and extracting fluid at a treatment site to remove debris from the site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: Hans Mische, Robert C. Beck
  • Publication number: 20020120226
    Abstract: A catheter for injecting and extracting fluids to interact with material at a treatment site in the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: Robert C. Beck
  • Publication number: 20020068895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an interventional device for interacting with occlusive material. A wall attachment jet moves and removes particulate from lumens such as vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventor: Robert C. Beck
  • Publication number: 20010039437
    Abstract: Medical device data is transferred using a universal adaptor between an implanted medical device and hospital monitoring systems. The universal adaptor is an interface compatible with various built-in hospital monitoring network comprised of equipment from a variety of manufacturers. The universal adaptor includes a telemetry circuitry, a calibration system for atmospheric pressure and an analog interface. The calibration system relates to barometric correction and includes an external pressure reference system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Inventors: Robert T. Taepke, Jonathan P. Roberts, Tom D. Bennett, Robert C. Beck, Richard J. Shaw, D. Curtis Deno
  • Patent number: 6129698
    Abstract: A hydraulic catheter which uses a deflected jet to entrain thrombus into a discharge lumen. Multiple energy sources including ultra sonic mechanical and optical energy may be used with the deflected jet energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Inventor: Robert C Beck
  • Patent number: 5810735
    Abstract: A system for long term monitoring of an internal patient medical parameter having an external reference and means to correct the internal measurements of the parameter via external measurements taken by the external reference. A coordinating device makes the correction and makes available a histogram-based record of the parameter over time. This information can be used to reprogram an implantable device or for other therapeutic or diagnostic purposes. Pressure sensor embodiment is detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis E. Halperin, James K. Carney, Robert C. Beck, Michael Turi
  • Patent number: 5101685
    Abstract: A differential gear that includes a cage in which there is disposed first and second rotatable cylinders positioned adjacent to one another, each rotatable cylinder having an elliptically-shaped groove in its surface and a sphere in each groove in contact with the cage as the cylinders are rotated. The first and second rotatable cylinders are rotatable only in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Inventor: Robert C. Beck
  • Patent number: 4649931
    Abstract: A sense amplifier for a cardiac pacemaker which has an amplifier section with two feedback paths. One path contains small valued capacitors and clock activated switches to form a discrete time feedback path. The other path contains unclocked passive components to form a continuous time feedback path. The sense amplifier generates a detect signal in response to a depolarization of cardiac tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Beck