Patents by Inventor Ross Daniel Venook

Ross Daniel Venook 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: 20200023165
    Abstract: A device for protecting an umbilical stump-catheter interface, includes: a shield having a wall that defines a cavity for accommodating an umbilical stump, wherein the shield further includes a base for attachment to a patient; and an opening at the shield for allowing an umbilical catheter to extend therethrough. A method for protecting an umbilical stump-catheter interface, includes: providing a device having a shield with a wall that defines a cavity for accommodating an umbilical stump, wherein the shield further includes a base for attachment to a patient, and wherein the device further includes an opening at the shield; shielding the umbilical stump from an environment using the shield; and accommodating an umbilical catheter using the opening at the shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Carl Linden Dambkowski, Eric Fayez Chehab, Siddhartha Joshi, Julie Papanek, Jonathan Andrew Fritz, James Wall, Ross Daniel Venook, Shivani Alexandra Torres, Joseph De-Chung Shih, Lauren So Young Wood
  • Patent number: 10471235
    Abstract: A device for protecting an umbilical stump-catheter interface, includes: a shield having a wall that defines a cavity for accommodating an umbilical stump, wherein the shield further includes a base for attachment to a patient; and an opening at the shield for allowing an umbilical catheter to extend therethrough. A method for protecting an umbilical stump-catheter interface, includes: providing a device having a shield with a wall that defines a cavity for accommodating an umbilical stump, wherein the shield further includes a base for attachment to a patient, and wherein the device further includes an opening at the shield; shielding the umbilical stump from an environment using the shield; and accommodating an umbilical catheter using the opening at the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Carl Linden Dambkowski, Eric Fayez Chehab, Siddhartha Joshi, Julie Papanek, Jonathan Andrew Fritz, James Wall, Ross Daniel Venook, Shivani Alexandra Torres, Joseph De-Chung Shih, Lauren So Young Wood
  • Publication number: 20170021134
    Abstract: A device for protecting an umbilical stump-catheter interface, includes: a shield having a wall that defines a cavity for accommodating an umbilical stump, wherein the shield further includes a base for attachment to a patient; and an opening at the shield for allowing an umbilical catheter to extend therethrough. A method for protecting an umbilical stump-catheter interface, includes: providing a device having a shield with a wall that defines a cavity for accommodating an umbilical stump, wherein the shield further includes a base for attachment to a patient, and wherein the device further includes an opening at the shield; shielding the umbilical stump from an environment using the shield; and accommodating an umbilical catheter using the opening at the shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Carl Linden Dambkowski, Eric Fayez Chehab, Siddhartha Joshi, Julie Papanek, Jonathan Andrew Fritz, James Wall, Ross Daniel Venook, Shivani Alexandra Torres, Joseph De-Chung Shih, Lauren So Young Wood
  • Patent number: 9415213
    Abstract: An implantable electrical stimulation lead includes a lead body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal length; a plurality of electrodes disposed along the distal end of the lead body; a plurality of terminals disposed along the proximal end of the lead body; and a plurality of conductors electrically coupling the plurality of electrodes to the plurality of terminals. To reduce or redistribute current induced in the conductors during an MRI procedure, an internal conductive structure, such as a dummy coil or hollow metal tube, or non-therapeutic electrodes may be provided. Alternatively or additionally, a multi-layer region of the conductors may extend beneath the electrodes or terminals or the electrodes or terminals may vary in size or surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Ross Daniel Venook, Matthew Lee McDonald
  • Patent number: 9155883
    Abstract: An implantable electrical stimulation lead includes electrodes and terminals disposed on opposing ends of the lead. A liner extends along a longitudinal length of the lead and has at least two different outer diameters. Conductors are coiled around the liner and electrically-couple the electrodes to the terminals. The conductors include a first conductor and a second conductor. The first conductor includes alternating first and second coiled regions. The first coiled regions have tighter pitches than the second coiled regions. The second conductor includes alternating third and fourth coiled regions. The third coiled regions have tighter pitches than the fourth coiled regions. The conductors are arranged into repeating adjacent winding geometries disposed along the longitudinal length of the lead. The repeating adjacent winding geometries each include one of the first coiled regions and one of the third coiled regions axially disposed adjacent to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Ross Daniel Venook, Matthew Lee McDonald
  • Publication number: 20150165188
    Abstract: An implantable control module for an electrical stimulation system includes a header coupled a sealed body. The header includes at least one connector assembly. The control module also includes a conductive shield disposed over at least a portion of the connector assembly or connector assemblies of the header. The conductive shield is provided to hinder generation of current in the header or in a portion of a lead received in the header in response to application of an external radiofrequency (RF) or magnetic field. A similar shield can also be used to shield a connector assembly disposed on the end of a lead extension or any other component of the electrical stimulation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, Rafael Carbunaru, Kiran Gururaj, Matthew Lee McDonald, Ross Daniel Venook
  • Patent number: 9052346
    Abstract: A method of estimating response of a medical lead to an electromagnetic field includes providing a medical lead having a proximal end, a distal end, a plurality of electrodes disposed along the distal end, a plurality of terminals disposed along the proximal end, and a plurality of conductors extending along the medical lead and electrically coupling the electrodes to the terminals; individually applying a test field at each of a plurality of test positions along the medical lead using at least one excitation probe; for each application of the test field, determining a response to the application of the test field at one or more of the electrodes or terminals; generating a transfer function using a combination of the responses determined for the applications of the test field; and using the transfer function to estimate a response of the medical lead to an electromagnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporaton
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, Joseph M. Bocek, Ross Daniel Venook, Matthew Lee McDonald, Rafael Carbunaru, Chirag M. Patel
  • Patent number: 9008778
    Abstract: An implantable control module for an electrical stimulation system includes a header coupled a sealed body. The header includes at least one connector assembly. The control module also includes a conductive shield disposed over at least a portion of the connector assembly or connector assemblies of the header. The conductive shield is provided to hinder generation of current in the header or in a portion of a lead received in the header in response to application of an external radiofrequency (RF) or magnetic field. A similar shield can also be used to shield a connector assembly disposed on the end of a lead extension or any other component of the electrical stimulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, Rafael Carbunaru, Kiran Gururaj, Matthew Lee McDonald, Ross Daniel Venook
  • Publication number: 20150073519
    Abstract: An implantable electrical stimulation lead includes electrodes and terminals disposed on opposing ends of the lead. A liner extends along a longitudinal length of the lead and has at least two different outer diameters. Conductors are coiled around the liner and electrically-couple the electrodes to the terminals. The conductors include a first conductor and a second conductor. The first conductor includes alternating first and second coiled regions. The first coiled regions have tighter pitches than the second coiled regions. The second conductor includes alternating third and fourth coiled regions. The third coiled regions have tighter pitches than the fourth coiled regions. The conductors are arranged into repeating adjacent winding geometries disposed along the longitudinal length of the lead. The repeating adjacent winding geometries each include one of the first coiled regions and one of the third coiled regions axially disposed adjacent to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Ross Daniel Venook, Matthew Lee McDonald
  • Patent number: 8909352
    Abstract: An implantable electrical stimulation lead includes a plurality of conductors disposed in a lead body, the plurality of conductors each electrically coupling at least one electrode to at least one terminal. The plurality of conductors includes a first conductor and a second conductor. The first conductor includes a plurality of alternating first and second coiled regions. The first coiled regions have tighter pitches than the second coiled regions. The second conductor includes a plurality of alternating third and fourth coiled regions. The third coiled regions have tighter pitches than the fourth coiled regions. The plurality of conductors are arranged into repeating adjacent winding geometries disposed along a longitudinal length of the lead body. The repeating adjacent winding geometries each include one of the plurality of first coiled regions and one of the plurality of third coiled regions axially disposed adjacent to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Ross Daniel Venook, Matthew Lee McDonald
  • Patent number: 8880187
    Abstract: An implantable stimulation lead includes a lead body having a proximal end and a distal end; a plurality of electrodes disposed along the distal end of the lead body; a plurality of terminals disposed along the proximal end of the lead body, and a plurality of conductors disposed in the lead body and including a first conductor and a second conductor. Each conductor electrically couples at least one of the electrodes to at least one of the terminals. The first conductor has a RF impedance that is at least 25% greater in magnitude than the second conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Gaurav Gupta, Jacob Matthew Muhleman, Ross Daniel Venook
  • Patent number: 8868207
    Abstract: An implantable electrical stimulation lead includes a plurality of conductors that extend along a lead body and that electrically couple electrodes to terminals. A first tissue coupler is electrically coupled to a first conductor of the plurality of conductors. The first tissue coupler includes a conductive first inner member, a non-conductive member disposed adjacent to at least a portion of the first inner member, and a conductive outer member disposed adjacent to at least a portion of the non-conductive member such that at least a portion of the non-conductive member is sandwiched between the first inner member and the outer member. The first inner member is electrically coupled to the first conductor. The outer member is disposed along a portion of an outer surface of the lead body such that the conductive outer member is exposed to patient tissue when the lead is implanted in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Ross Daniel Venook
  • Patent number: 8818526
    Abstract: An implantable lead includes a lead body and at least one safety element. The lead body has a distal end and a proximal end. The lead body defines at least one lumen extending along at least a portion of the lead body. The lead body includes a plurality of electrodes disposed on the distal end of the lead body, a plurality of terminals disposed on the proximal end of the lead body, and a plurality of conductors disposed in the lead body, each conductor electrically coupling at least one of the electrodes to at least one of the terminals. The at least one safety element is disposed along at least a portion of the lead body and is configured and arranged to reduce damage to patient tissue adjacent to the plurality of electrodes due to heating, induced electrical signals, or both when the lead is exposed to radio frequency irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Ross Daniel Venook
  • Publication number: 20140135614
    Abstract: An implantable electrical stimulation lead includes a lead body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal length; a plurality of electrodes disposed along the distal end of the lead body; a plurality of terminals disposed along the proximal end of the lead body; and a plurality of conductors electrically coupling the plurality of electrodes to the plurality of terminals. To reduce or redistribute current induced in the conductors during an MRI procedure, an internal conductive structure, such as a dummy coil or hollow metal tube, or non-therapeutic electrodes may be provided. Alternatively or additionally, a multi-layer region of the conductors may extend beneath the electrodes or terminals or the electrodes or terminals may vary in size or surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ross Daniel Venook, Matthew Lee McDonald
  • Publication number: 20140058482
    Abstract: An implantable control module for an electrical stimulation system includes a header coupled a sealed body. The header includes at least one connector assembly. The control module also includes a conductive shield disposed over at least a portion of the connector assembly or connector assemblies of the header. The conductive shield is provided to hinder generation of current in the header or in a portion of a lead received in the header in response to application of an external radiofrequency (RF) or magnetic field. A similar shield can also be used to shield a connector assembly disposed on the end of a lead extension or any other component of the electrical stimulation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, Rafael Carbunaru, Kiran Gururaj, Matthew Lee McDonald, Ross Daniel Venook
  • Patent number: 8548582
    Abstract: An implantable electrical stimulation system includes a control module electrically coupleable to a lead. The control module includes a housing, an electronic subassembly disposed in the housing, and a connector assembly for receiving the lead. The connector assembly includes a port for receiving a proximal end of the lead. Connector contacts are disposed in the connector assembly housing and electrically couple to the electronic subassembly. The connector contacts align with terminals disposed on the lead to form an electrical connection between the connector contacts and the terminals when the proximal end of the lead is disposed in the port of the connector assembly. A disconnecting feature includes a switch for electrically disabling, or at least significantly reducing, the electrical connection between the connector contacts and the electronic subassembly when the switch is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Ross Daniel Venook
  • Publication number: 20130241573
    Abstract: A method of estimating response of a medical lead to an electromagnetic field includes providing a medical lead having a proximal end, a distal end, a plurality of electrodes disposed along the distal end, a plurality of terminals disposed along the proximal end, and a plurality of conductors extending along the medical lead and electrically coupling the electrodes to the terminals; individually applying a test field at each of a plurality of test positions along the medical lead using at least one excitation probe; for each application of the test field, determining a response to the application of the test field at one or more of the electrodes or terminals; generating a transfer function using a combination of the responses determined for the applications of the test field; and using the transfer function to estimate a response of the medical lead to an electromagnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, Joseph M. Bocek, Ross Daniel Venook, Matthew Lee McDonald, Rafael Carbunaru, Chirag M. Patel
  • Patent number: 8478423
    Abstract: An implantable lead includes a plurality of conductors disposed in an elongated member. At least one of the conductors includes at least one unit that includes a first conductor segment extending along the elongated member from a beginning point to a first position, a second conductor segment extending along the elongated member from the first position to a second position, and a third conductor segment extending from the second position to an endpoint. An inner insulator layer is disposed along at least a portion of the elongated member and is formed of a material that is flowable to fill in at least some open spaces between portions of at least one of the units. An outer insulator layer is disposed over at least a portion of the inner insulator layer. The outer insulator layer has at least one physical characteristic different from the inner insulator layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Anne Margaret Pianca, Ross Daniel Venook
  • Patent number: 8406897
    Abstract: An implantable lead includes a lead body having a plurality of electrodes disposed on a distal end, a plurality of terminals disposed on a proximal end, and a plurality of conductors, each conductor electrically coupling at least one of the electrodes to at least one of the terminals. At least one of the conductors includes at least one unit having a multi-layer region of overlapping conductor segments. The unit including a first conductor segment extending from a beginning point to a first position, a second conductor segment extending from the first position to a second position, and a third conductor segment extending from the second position to an endpoint. The first position is between the second position and the endpoint. The second position is between the beginning point and the first position. An interlayer material is disposed between the overlapping conductor segments of the at least one multi-layer region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Ross Daniel Venook
  • Patent number: 8380324
    Abstract: An implantable lead includes a lead body and at least one safety element. The lead body has a distal end and a proximal end. The lead body defines at least one lumen extending along at least a portion of the lead body. The lead body includes a plurality of electrodes disposed on the distal end of the lead body, a plurality of terminals disposed on the proximal end of the lead body, and a plurality of conductors disposed in the lead body, each conductor electrically coupling at least one of the electrodes to at least one of the terminals. The at least one safety element is disposed along at least a portion of the lead body and is configured and arranged to reduce damage to patient tissue adjacent to the plurality of electrodes due to heating, induced electrical signals, or both when the lead is exposed to radio frequency irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Ross Daniel Venook