Patents by Inventor Scott Spadgenske

Scott Spadgenske 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: 11918821
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods that may include a connector port subassembly. The connector port subassembly may include one or more connector blocks configured to interference fit within a connector bore, one or more windows through the core subassembly to the one or more connector blocks, and one or more seal rings configured to interference fit within the connector bore and eliminate adulterant entry into the connector bore through the one or more windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Spadgenske, James Michael English, Trey Henry Achterhoff, Robert Allen Jones
  • Publication number: 20240042221
    Abstract: A rechargeable implantable neuro stimulator may include a neuro stimulation waveform generator configured to generate neuro stimulation signals. The neurostimulator may further include at least one electrode, at least one rechargeable battery configured to power the neurostimulator, and a coil for receiving power. The coil may be electrically connected to the circuitry for use in recharging the battery using the power received by the coil. The neurostimulator may further include two or more sensors configured for use in determining temperature and a controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Douglas W. Brown, Alan H. Smythe, Scott A. Spadgenske, Andrew J. Sowada, Mitchell A. Tramp, Charles W. Steidl
  • Patent number: 11682872
    Abstract: A connector apparatus for a medical device includes a cylindrical core of nonconductive material, a beam of conductive material, and a sleeve of conductive material. The cylindrical core includes an outside surface, an inside surface, a hollow center having a cross sectional area, and a slot opening in the cylindrical core extending from the outside surface to the inside surface. The beam is placed in the slot opening in the cylindrical core, wherein the beam reduces the cross-sectional area of the hollow center of the cylindrical core. The sleeve of conductive material is placed over the outside surface of the cylindrical core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: James Michael English, Robert Allen Jones, Scott A. Spadgenske, Moira B. Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20230099859
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems and methods for connecting a lead to an implantable medical device. The apparatuses, systems and methods may include a clamp arranged within a connector port configured to secure the lead with a header in response to frictional engagement between a portion of the implantable lead and the clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Inventors: James M. English, Moira B. Sweeney, John O'Rourke, Robert A. Jones, Trey H. Achterhoff, Scott A. Spadgenske
  • Patent number: 11529525
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems and methods for connecting a lead to an implantable medical device. The apparatuses, systems and methods may include a clamp arranged within a connector port configured to secure the lead with a header in response to frictional engagement between a portion of the implantable lead and the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. English, Moira B. Sweeney, John O'Rourke, Robert A. Jones, Trey H. Achterhoff, Scott A. Spadgenske
  • Publication number: 20210257792
    Abstract: A connector apparatus for a medical device includes a cylindrical core of nonconductive material, a beam of conductive material, and a sleeve of conductive material. The cylindrical core includes an outside surface, an inside surface, a hollow center having a cross sectional area, and a slot opening in the cylindrical core extending from the outside surface to the inside surface. The beam is placed in the slot opening in the cylindrical core, wherein the beam reduces the cross-sectional area of the hollow center of the cylindrical core. The sleeve of conductive material is placed over the outside surface of the cylindrical core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: James Michael English, Robert Allen Jones, Scott A. Spadgenske, Moira B. Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20210187306
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods that may include a connector port subassembly. The connector port subassembly may include one or more connector blocks configured to interference fit within a connector bore, one or more windows through the core subassembly to the one or more connector blocks, and one or more seal rings configured to interference fit within the connector bore and eliminate adulterant entry into the connector bore through the one or more windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Scott A. Spadgenske, James Michael English, Trey Henry Achterhoff, Robert Allen Jones
  • Publication number: 20210085984
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems and methods for connecting a lead to an implantable medical device. The apparatuses, systems and methods may include a clamp arranged within a connector port configured to secure the lead with a header in response to frictional engagement between a portion of the implantable lead and the clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: James M. English, Moira B. Sweeney, John O'Rourke, Robert A. Jones, Trey H. Achterhoff, Scott A. Spadgenske
  • Patent number: 10870009
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods related to a flexible circuit buzzer apparatus, such as a buzzer apparatus for use in an implantable medical device. In an example, the buzzer apparatus can include a flexible circuit having a first dielectric layer. A conductive layer can be disposed on the first dielectric layer. A hole can be formed in the first dielectric layer, the conductive layer, or both. A buzzer including a first contact can be located proximate to the hole. A conductive via can be plated or deposited in the hole. At least the first contact can be electrically coupled to the conductive layer by the conductive via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Blood, Scott A. Spadgenske, Doug E. Giwoyna, Lonnie D. Myers, Shawn Larson, David A. Chizek
  • Patent number: 10828497
    Abstract: An encapsulated filtered feedthrough assembly for an implantable medical device including a ferrule, an electrical insulator coupled to the ferrule, a printed circuit board (PCB), a feedthrough conductor extending through the electrical insulator and the PCB, and a capacitor coupled to the PCB. The encapsulated filtered feedthrough assembly can include a mold defining an opening and located with respect to the printed circuit board such that at least a portion of the capacitor is positioned within the opening. A first non-conductive material can underfill the capacitor and a second non-conductive material can be backfilled into the mold to encapsulate the capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Barry, Randy White, Steven A. Kubow, Scott A. Spadgenske, David A. Chizek, Jerald Sauber
  • Patent number: 10256590
    Abstract: A modular header and method of fabricating same for making electrical connection between an array of feed-through pins extending through a wall of a hermetically sealed enclosure of an implantable medical device and lead connect or receptacles within the header in which the header is fabricated using a pre-formed molded header module, together with a set or harness of interconnected flexible conductors incorporated and sealed by an overlayer of medical grade polymer material. The assembled modular header is capable of complete pre-testing prior to assembly onto an implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Spadgenske
  • Publication number: 20180207428
    Abstract: An encapsulated filtered feedthrough assembly for an implantable medical device including a ferrule, an electrical insulator coupled to the ferrule, a printed circuit board (PCB), a feedthrough conductor extending through the electrical insulator and the PCB, and a capacitor coupled to the PCB. The encapsulated filtered feedthrough assembly can include a mold defining an opening and located with respect to the printed circuit board such that at least a portion of the capacitor is positioned within the opening. A first non-conductive material can underfill the capacitor and a second non-conductive material can be backfilled into the mold to encapsulate the capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick J. Barry, Randy White, Steven A. Kubow, Scott A. Spadgenske, David A. Chizek, Jerald Sauber
  • Publication number: 20180185658
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods related to a flexible circuit buzzer apparatus, such as a buzzer apparatus for use in an implantable medical device. In an example, the buzzer apparatus can include a flexible circuit having a first dielectric layer. A conductive layer can be disposed on the first dielectric layer. A hole can be formed in the first dielectric layer, the conductive layer, or both. A buzzer including a first contact can be located proximate to the hole. A conductive via can be plated or deposited in the hole. At least the first contact can be electrically coupled to the conductive layer by the conductive via.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: James E. Blood, Scott A. Spadgenske, Doug E. Giwoyna, Lonnie D. Myers, Shawn Larson, David A. Chizek
  • Patent number: 9937354
    Abstract: An encapsulated filtered feedthrough assembly for an implantable medical device including a ferrule, an electrical insulator coupled to the ferrule, a printed circuit board (PCB), a feedthrough conductor extending through the electrical insulator and the PCB, and a capacitor coupled to the PCB. The encapsulated filtered feedthrough assembly can include a mold defining an opening and located with respect to the printed circuit board such that at least a portion of the capacitor is positioned within the opening. A first non-conductive material can underfill the capacitor and a second non-conductive material can be backfilled into the mold to encapsulate the capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Barry, Randy White, Steven A. Kubow, Scott A. Spadgenske, David A. Chizek, Jerald Sauber
  • Publication number: 20170279238
    Abstract: A modular header and method of fabricating same for making electrical connection between an array of feed-through pins extending through a wall of a hermetically sealed enclosure of an implantable medical device and lead connect or receptacles within the header in which the header is fabricated using a pre-formed molded header module, together with a set or harness of interconnected flexible conductors incorporated and sealed by an overlayer of medical grade polymer material. The assembled modular header is capable of complete pre-testing prior to assembly onto an implantable medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventor: Scott A. Spadgenske
  • Patent number: 9620918
    Abstract: A modular header and method of fabricating same for making electrical connection between an array of feed-through pins extending through a wall of a hermetically sealed enclosure of an implantable medical device and lead connect or receptacles within the header in which the header is fabricated using a pre-formed molded header module, together with a set or harness of interconnected flexible conductors incorporated and sealed by an overlayer of medical grade polymer material. The assembled modular header is capable of complete pre-testing prior to assembly onto an implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Spadgenske
  • Publication number: 20160287883
    Abstract: An encapsulated filtered feedthrough assembly for an implantable medical device including a ferrule, an electrical insulator coupled to the ferrule, a printed circuit board (PCB), a feedthrough conductor extending through the electrical insulator and the PCB, and a capacitor coupled to the PCB. The encapsulated filtered feedthrough assembly can include a mold defining an opening and located with respect to the printed circuit board such that at least a portion of the capacitor is positioned within the opening. A first non-conductive material can underfill the capacitor and a second non-conductive material can be backfilled into the mold to encapsulate the capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Patrick J. Barry, Randy White, Steven A. Kubow, Scott A. Spadgenske, David A. Chizek, Jerald Sauber
  • Publication number: 20160181754
    Abstract: A modular header and method of fabricating same for making electrical connection between an array of feed-through pins extending through a wall of a hermetically sealed enclosure of an implantable medical device and lead connect or receptacles within the header in which the header is fabricated using a pre-formed molded header module, together with a set or harness of interconnected flexible conductors incorporated and sealed by an overlayer of medical grade polymer material. The assembled modular header is capable of complete pre-testing prior to assembly onto an implantable medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventor: Scott A. Spadgenske
  • Patent number: 9289615
    Abstract: A modular header and method of fabricating same for making electrical connection between an array of feed-through pins extending through a wall of a hermetically sealed enclosure of an implantable medical device and lead connect or receptacles within the header in which the header is fabricated using a pre-formed molded header module, together with a set or harness of interconnected flexible conductors incorporated and sealed by an overlayer of medical grade polymer material. The assembled modular header is capable of complete pre-testing prior to assembly onto an implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Spadgenske
  • Publication number: 20080009912
    Abstract: A modular header and method of fabricating same for making electrical connection between an array of feed-through pins extending through a wall of a hermetically sealed enclosure of an implantable medical device and lead connect or receptacles within the header in which the header is fabricated using a pre-formed molded header module, together with a set or harness of interconnected flexible conductors incorporated and sealed by an overlayer of medical grade polymer material. The assembled modular header is capable of complete pre-testing prior to assembly onto an implantable medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Applicant: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Spadgenske