Patents by Inventor Terry D. Daglow

Terry D. Daglow 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: 9844661
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a neurostimulation lead for stimulating neural tissue of a patient, comprises: a lead body of insulative material; a plurality of electrodes; a plurality of terminals; a plurality of conductors, wherein the plurality of electrodes are electrically coupled to the plurality of terminals through the plurality of conductors; wherein the plurality of conductors are disposed in a helical manner in a repeating pattern of groups of conductors separated by gaps along a substantial length of the lead body, each gap being larger than an inter-conductor pitch within the groups of conductors; wherein the insulative material is a compliant material permitting elongation of the lead at low stretching forces and the insulative material of the lead body is fused through a substantial volume of the lead body and along a substantial length of the lead body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Franz, John Swanson, Jerome Boogaard, Terry D. Daglow, Tom Sosebee, Stephen L. Goldman, Rajasree (Sarah) Das, Michael DiGiacomo
  • Patent number: 9066797
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of treating hearing loss in a patient, comprises: creating a first channel in osseous tissue at or immediately adjacent to the promontory of the patient; creating a second channel through the first channel to the scala tympani or the scala vestibuli; and implanting a hearing device in the first channel, the hearing device being in fluid communication with cochlear fluid through the second channel, the hearing device being adapted to drive cochlear fluid to activate auditory receptor cells in the cochlea of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Terry D. Daglow
  • Patent number: 9026227
    Abstract: An anchor sleeve for securing a therapy delivery element, such as a stimulation lead or catheter, within a living body, that includes an inner sleeve with pre-formed locations of weakness that facilitate localized deformation. The anchor includes a deformable outer sleeve with a primary lumen extending along an axis. The outer surface of the outer sleeve includes a plurality of suture grooves oriented generally concentric to the axis. The inner sleeve includes a plurality of beams connected at deflection regions arranged around a secondary lumen. The inner sleeve is located in the primary lumen adjacent to the suture grooves so that the secondary lumen is generally concentric with the primary lumen. A plurality of locations of weakness are preformed in each of the beams to facilitate localized deformation in response to a radially inward force applied around the suture grooves by a suture material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventor: Terry D. Daglow
  • Publication number: 20140323972
    Abstract: An anchor sleeve for securing a therapy delivery element, such as a stimulation lead or catheter, within a living body, that includes an inner sleeve with pre-formed locations of weakness that facilitate localized deformation. The anchor includes a deformable outer sleeve with a primary lumen extending along an axis. The outer surface of the outer sleeve includes a plurality of suture grooves oriented generally concentric to the axis. The inner sleeve includes a plurality of beams connected at deflection regions arranged around a secondary lumen. The inner sleeve is located in the primary lumen adjacent to the suture grooves so that the secondary lumen is generally concentric with the primary lumen. A plurality of locations of weakness are preformed in each of the beams to facilitate localized deformation in response to a radially inward force applied around the suture grooves by a suture material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Terry D. Daglow
  • Patent number: 8712545
    Abstract: A paddle lead includes a plurality of electrodes configured in at least three rows of three electrodes with the second, intermediate row operable to provide anode guarding. The paddle lead further includes a plurality of grooves disposed on a surface opposite the electrodes to facilitate the insertion of the paddle lead within a patient by inhibiting the veering of the paddle lead to one side or the other of the dorsal column as the paddle lead is advanced along the dorsal column midline during implantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. North, Terry D. Daglow, Stephen L. Goldman
  • Publication number: 20130289684
    Abstract: A paddle lead includes a plurality of electrodes configured in at least three rows of three electrodes with the second, intermediate row operable to provide anode guarding. The paddle lead further includes a plurality of grooves disposed on a surface opposite the electrodes to facilitate the insertion of the paddle lead within a patient by inhibiting the veering of the paddle lead to one side or the other of the dorsal column as the paddle lead is advanced along the dorsal column midline during implantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Richard B. North, Terry D. Daglow, Stephen L. Goldman
  • Patent number: 8532788
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a neurostimulation lead comprises an elongated body of insulative material, comprising a first end portion and a second end portion; a plurality of terminals longitudinally positioned along the first end portion; a plurality of electrodes longitudinally positioned along the second end portion; a plurality of conductors electrically coupling the plurality of electrodes to the plurality of terminals; a flexible metal longitudinal stiffener positioned within the elongated body wherein the stiffener has a plurality of longitudinal zones and each zone has a different column strength, the column strength of one or more zones of the plurality of longitudinal zones being defined by cuts or gaps in the stiffener, the stiffener causing the neurostimulation lead to exhibit a greatest amount of column strength adjacent to one end portion of the elongated body and to transition to a lower column strength toward a medial portion of the elongated body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Enri Zhulati, Terry D. Daglow, Brian Franz, Sojan Abraham
  • Patent number: 8478427
    Abstract: A paddle lead includes a plurality of electrodes configured in at least three rows of three electrodes with the second, intermediate row operable to provide anode guarding. The paddle lead further includes a plurality of grooves disposed on a surface opposite the electrodes to facilitate the insertion of the paddle lead within a patient by inhibiting the veering of the paddle lead to one side or the other of the dorsal column as the paddle lead is advanced along the dorsal column midline during implantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. North, Terry D. Daglow, Stephen L. Goldman
  • Patent number: 8337511
    Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus is provided for securing an electrical stimulation lead in position in a person's brain. The apparatus includes a flexible disc comprising a substantially radial slot adapted to secure the lead in position within the brain after implantation. The slot is adapted to elastically expand as the lead is inserted into the slot and is also adapted to elastically contract on the lead to secure the lead in position within the brain after implantation. The apparatus further includes a ring adapted to seat within a burr hole formed in the person's skull. The ring comprises a channel adapted to receive and secure the flexible disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter R Lando, Terry D Daglow, John H Erickson
  • Patent number: 8315714
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a kit, for securing a lead or cannula within a burr hole, comprises: a base structure to be positioned immediately adjacent to or partially within the burr hole; a lead securing member for securing the lead within the burr hole, the lead securing member comprising a first arm structure and a second arm structure, at least one spring loaded structure adapted to exert a force to bring the first arm structure and the second arm structure together; and a positioning tool having a distal end adapted to be inserted within the lead securing member; wherein when the distal end of the positioning tool is positioned within the lead securing member, the distal end holds the first and second arm structures a sufficient distance apart to receive a lead or a cannula between the first and second arm structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry D. Daglow, Timothy S. Jones
  • Publication number: 20120279063
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a neurostimulation lead comprises an elongated body of insulative material, comprising a first end portion and a second end portion; a plurality of terminals longitudinally positioned along the first end portion; a plurality of electrodes longitudinally positioned along the second end portion; a plurality of conductors electrically coupling the plurality of electrodes to the plurality of terminals; a flexible metal longitudinal stiffener positioned within the elongated body wherein the stiffener has a plurality of longitudinal zones and each zone has a different column strength, the column strength of one or more zones of the plurality of longitudinal zones being defined by cuts or gaps in the stiffener, the stiffener causing the neurostimulation lead to exhibit a greatest amount of column strength adjacent to one end portion of the elongated body and to transition to a lower column strength toward a medial portion of the elongated body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Enri Zhulati, Terry D. Daglow, Brian Franz, Sojan Abraham
  • Patent number: 8301260
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of treating hearing loss in a patient, comprises: creating a first channel in osseous tissue at or immediately adjacent to the promontory of the patient; creating a second channel through the first channel to the scala tympani or the scala vestibuli; and implanting a hearing device in the first channel, the hearing device being in fluid communication with cochlear fluid through the second channel, the hearing device being adapted to drive cochlear fluid to activate auditory receptor cells in the cochlea of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Terry D. Daglow
  • Patent number: 8262674
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises: a base structure adapted to be inserted within the burr hole; a lead securing member for securing the lead, the lead securing member comprising a first arm structure and a second arm structure, at least one spring loaded structure adapted to exert a force to bring the first arm structure and the second arm structure together; and a positioning tool having a distal end adapted to be inserted within the lead securing member. When the positioning tool is positioned within the lead securing member, the distal end holds the first and second arm structures a sufficient distance apart to receive a lead between the first and second arm structures; wherein the positioning tool comprises a control structure at a proximal end that, when engaged, causes the distal end of the positioning tool to be released from between the first and second arm structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry D. Daglow, Robert E. Jones
  • Patent number: 8244372
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a neurostimulation lead comprises an elongated body of insulative material, comprising a first end portion and a second end portion; a plurality of terminals longitudinally positioned along the first end portion; a plurality of electrodes longitudinally positioned along the second end portion; a plurality of conductors electrically coupling the plurality of electrodes to the plurality of terminals; a flexible metal longitudinal stiffener positioned within the elongated body wherein the stiffener has a plurality of longitudinal zones and each zone has a different column strength, the column strength of one or more zones of the plurality of longitudinal zones being defined by cuts or gaps in the stiffener, the stiffener causing the neurostimulation lead to exhibit a greatest amount of column strength adjacent to one end portion of the elongated body and to transition to a lower column strength toward a medial portion of the elongated body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Enri Zhulati, Terry D. Daglow, Brian Franz, Sojan Abraham
  • Publication number: 20120110846
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a neurostimulation lead for stimulating neural tissue of a patient, comprises: a lead body of insulative material; a plurality of electrodes; a plurality of terminals; a plurality of conductors, wherein the plurality of electrodes are electrically coupled to the plurality of terminals through the plurality of conductors; wherein the plurality of conductors are disposed in a helical manner in a repeating pattern of groups of conductors separated by gaps along a substantial length of the lead body, each gap being larger than an inter-conductor pitch within the groups of conductors; wherein the insulative material is a compliant material permitting elongation of the lead at low stretching forces and the insulative material of the lead body is fused through a substantial volume of the lead body and along a substantial length of the lead body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Brian Franz, John Swanson, Jerome Boogaard, Terry D. Daglow, Tom Sosebee, Stephen L. Goldman, Rajasree Sarah Das, Michael DiGiancomo
  • Patent number: 8140163
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is disclosed an implantable pulse generator for electrically stimulating a patient, which comprises: a housing enclosing pulse generating circuitry; a header coupled to the metallic housing, the header including an inner guide having cylindrical passages for accepting feedthrough wires such that the inner guide is slidingly coupled to the plurality of feedthrough wires, wherein the inner guide has an exterior surface which intersects a portion of each cylindrical passage to create an exposed portion of each feedthrough wire, an outer seal having an interior surface sized to support terminals against the exposed portion of the feedthrough wires, and an outer clip component fitting over at least a portion of the outer seal component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry D. Daglow, Robert E. Jones
  • Publication number: 20120010626
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a kit, for securing a lead or cannula within a burr hole, comprises: a base structure to be positioned immediately adjacent to or partially within the burr hole; a lead securing member for securing the lead within the burr hole, the lead securing member comprising a first arm structure and a second arm structure, at least one spring loaded structure adapted to exert a force to bring the first arm structure and the second arm structure together; and a positioning tool having a distal end adapted to be inserted within the lead securing member; wherein when the distal end of the positioning tool is positioned within the lead securing member, the distal end holds the first and second arm structures a sufficient distance apart to receive a lead or a cannula between the first and second arm structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Terry D. Daglow, Timothy S. Jones
  • Patent number: 8050772
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a kit, for securing a lead or cannula within a burr hole, comprises: a base structure to be positioned immediately adjacent to or partially within the burr hole; a lead securing member for securing the lead within the burr hole, the lead securing member comprising a first arm structure and a second arm structure, at least one spring loaded structure adapted to exert a force to bring the first arm structure and the second arm structure together; and a positioning tool having a distal end adapted to be inserted within the lead securing member; wherein when the distal end of the positioning tool is positioned within the lead securing member, the distal end holds the first and second arm structures a sufficient distance apart to receive a lead or a cannula between the first and second arm structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry D. Daglow, Timothy S. Jones
  • Patent number: 7993352
    Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus is provided for securing an electrical stimulation lead in position in a person's brain. The apparatus includes a body configured to seat within a burr hole formed in the person's skull. The apparatus also includes a central elastic membrane coupled to the body and extending across a central aperture of the body. The elastic membrane includes a number of pre-formed openings provided for purposes of securing the lead in position within the brain after implantation. Each pre-formed opening may penetrate through an entire thickness of the elastic membrane. Each pre-formed opening may be selected for insertion of the lead into the brain. Each pre-formed opening is adapted to elastically expand as the lead is inserted through the pre-formed opening and positioned in the brain and is adapted to elastically contract on the lead to secure the lead in position within the brain after implantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Damon R. Black, Terry D. Daglow, Robert E. Jones
  • Patent number: D644329
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. North, Terry D. Daglow, Stephen L. Goldman