Patents by Inventor Timothy Beerling

Timothy Beerling 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: 20170270249
    Abstract: A health record system is described that utilizes a data transfer methodology for transmitting and storing medical test results of patients of a health clinic that avoids the use of complex IT environments. The health record system performs medical tests using medical instrumentation devices located at a health clinic that lacks connectivity to a network. The results of the medical test are printed in the form of a visual code that is non-human readable. A client device scans the visual code and the results of the medical test are extracted from the visual code and sent to a cloud environment for storage when the client device has network connectivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy Beerling, Thomas H. Cauley, III, Sobha Pisharody, Feng Shen
  • Publication number: 20170203108
    Abstract: A device includes a hermetically sealed case with electronic circuitry housed within. One surface of the hermetically sealed case includes a metallic plate and a co-fired ceramic electrical feedthrough with a number of vias. The co-fired ceramic electrical feedthrough is hermetically joined to the metallic plate and a hybrid circuit is connected to the feedthrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Kurt J. Koester, Chuladatta Thenuwara, Timothy Beerling, Mark B. Downing, David Stuursma, Logan P. Palmer
  • Patent number: 9643021
    Abstract: A device includes a hermetically sealed case with electronic circuitry housed within. One surface of the hermetically sealed case includes a metallic plate and a co-fired ceramic electrical feedthrough with a number of vias. The co-fired ceramic electrical feedthrough is hermetically joined to the metallic plate and a hybrid circuit is connected to the feedthrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Kurt J. Koester, Chuladatta Thenuwara, Timothy Beerling, Mark B. Downing, David Stuursma, Logan P. Palmer
  • Patent number: 9433776
    Abstract: A method for forming a cochlear electrode array with a plurality of electrodes which are spaced so as to stimulate sites within a cochlea includes shaping a sheet of electrically conductive material to form a support structure and a plurality of electrodes, in which the electrodes are tethered to the support structure at the spacing of the cochlear electrode array. A cochlear lead includes a flexible body that has frictional characteristics that vary about its circumference. A cochlear lead includes a flexible body with a first region and a second region with different surface textures. This generates differential sliding forces during insertion of the cochlear lead which influence a motion of the cochlear lead during insertion. The cochlear lead having an electrode array with varying stiffness along its length is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: ADVANCED BIONICS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Beerling, Chuladatta Thenuwara
  • Publication number: 20160106988
    Abstract: A device includes a hermetically sealed case with electronic circuitry housed within. One surface of the hermetically sealed case includes a metallic plate and a co-fired ceramic electrical feedthrough with a number of vias. The co-fired ceramic electrical feedthrough is hermetically joined to the metallic plate and a hybrid circuit is connected to the feedthrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Kurt J. Koester, Chuladatta Thenuwara, Timothy Beerling, Mark B. Downing, David Stuursma, Logan P. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20160096013
    Abstract: A stylet for inserting an electrode array into a cochlea includes a first sensor insertable within a lumen of the electrode array and sensitive to force applied by a lumen wall to the first sensor and a first actuator adapted to move the electrode array in response to the force sensed by the first sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: Advanced Bionics, LLC
    Inventors: Marco Tortonese, Timothy Beerling, Matthew I. Haller
  • Patent number: 9211403
    Abstract: A stylet for inserting an electrode array into a cochlea includes a first sensor insertable within a lumen of the electrode array and sensitive to force applied by a lumen wall to the first sensor and a first actuator adapted to move the electrode array in response to the force sensed by the first sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: ADVANCED BIONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Marco Tortonese, Timothy Beerling, Matthew I. Haller
  • Patent number: 9174047
    Abstract: A device includes a hermetically sealed case with electronic circuitry housed within. One surface of the hermetically sealed case includes a metallic plate and a co-fired ceramic electrical feedthrough with a number of vias. The co-fired ceramic electrical feedthrough is hermetically joined to the metallic plate and a hybrid circuit is connected to the feedthrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: ADVANCED BIONICS AG
    Inventors: Kurt J. Koester, Chuladatta Thenuwara, Timothy Beerling, Mark B. Downing, David Stuursma, Logan Palmer
  • Publication number: 20150267314
    Abstract: A cochlear lead includes a plurality of electrode assemblies partially embedded in a flexible body configured to stimulate an auditory nerve from within a cochlea. Each of the electrode assemblies includes a flexible electrically conductive material forming a plurality of support structures and an electrode pad attached a support structure, the electrode pad having a surface that is configured to be exposed to cochlear tissue and fluids and has a charge transfer to the cochlear tissue and fluids that is higher than the flexible electrically conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: ADVANCED BIONICS LLC
    Inventors: CHULADATTA THENUWARA, TIMOTHY BEERLING
  • Patent number: 9056196
    Abstract: A cochlear lead includes a plurality of electrode assemblies partially embedded in a flexible body configured to stimulate an auditory nerve from within a cochlea. Each of the electrode assemblies includes a flexible electrically conductive material forming a plurality of support structures and an electrode pad attached a support structure, the electrode pad having a surface that is configured to be exposed to cochlear tissue and fluids and has a charge transfer to the cochlear tissue and fluids that is higher than the flexible electrically conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: ADVANCED BIONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Chuladatta Thenuwara, Timothy Beerling
  • Patent number: 9037267
    Abstract: A cochlear lead includes a plurality of electrodes configured to stimulate an auditory nerve from within a cochlea and a flexible body supporting the plurality of electrodes along a length of the flexible body. A stiffening element is slidably encapsulated within the flexible body and positioned such that the stiffening element plastically deforms upon insertion into a curved portion of the cochlea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ADVANCED BIONICS LLC
    Inventors: Chuladatta Thenuwara, Timothy Beerling
  • Publication number: 20140336739
    Abstract: An active implantable electrode includes a conductive substrate and a dealloyed metal on a surface of the conductive substrate such that an electrical voltage applied to the conductor is conducted through the conductive substrate and transferred from the dealloyed metal to surrounding biological tissues. A method for forming a dealloyed electrode is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Atoosa Lotfi, Timothy Beerling
  • Patent number: 8880193
    Abstract: A method for forming a cochlear electrode array with a plurality of electrodes which are spaced so as to stimulate sites within a cochlea includes shaping a sheet of electrically conductive material to form a support structure and a plurality of electrodes, in which the electrodes are tethered to the support structure at the spacing of the cochlear electrode array. A cochlear lead includes a flexible body that has frictional characteristics that vary about its circumference. A cochlear lead includes a flexible body with a first region and a second region with different surface textures. This generates differential sliding forces during insertion of the cochlear lead which influence a motion of the cochlear lead during insertion. The cochlear lead having an electrode array with varying stiffness along its length is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics, LLC
    Inventors: Chuladatta Thenuwara, Timothy Beerling
  • Patent number: 8774944
    Abstract: Exemplary insertion tools, systems, and methods for inserting an electrode array portion of a lead into a bodily orifice are described herein. An exemplary insertion tool includes a handle assembly, a retractor assembly disposed at least partially within the handle assembly, and a slider assembly disposed at least partially within the handle assembly. The retractor assembly may include a stiffening member configured to be inserted into an electrode array portion and a spring-loaded retractor member coupled to the stiffening member and configured to move from a distal position to a proximal position to at least partially retract the stiffening member from the electrode array portion. The slider assembly may be configured to selectively retain the spring-loaded retractor member and further configured to release the spring-loaded retractor member to move from the distal position to the proximal position in response to actuation by a user of the slider assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Chuladatta Thenuwara, Rosa Gallegos, Timothy Beerling
  • Patent number: 8753353
    Abstract: Exemplary insertion tools, systems, and methods for inserting an electrode array portion of a lead into a bodily orifice are described herein. An exemplary insertion tool includes a handle assembly, a slider assembly, a retractor assembly disposed at least partially within the handle assembly, and a rocker lever. The retractor assembly may include a stiffening member configured to be inserted into the electrode array portion and a spring-loaded retractor member coupled at a proximal end of the stiffening member. The spring-loaded retractor member may be configured to move from a distal position to a proximal position to at least partially retract the stiffening member from the electrode array portion. The rocker lever may be configured to selectively retain the spring-loaded retractor member in the distal position. Corresponding tools, systems, and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Chuladatta Thenuwara, Rosa Gallegos, Timothy Beerling
  • Patent number: 8753352
    Abstract: Exemplary insertion tools, systems, and methods for inserting a pre-curved electrode array portion of a lead into a bodily orifice are described herein. An exemplary insertion tool includes a handle assembly, a slider assembly, an insertion assembly coupled to the handle assembly, and a retractor assembly disposed at least partially within the handle assembly and configured to selectively couple to a straightening member inserted into the pre-curved electrode array portion and at least partially retract the straightening member from the pre-curved electrode array portion in response to actuation by a user of the slider assembly. The retractor assembly may comprise a spring-loaded retractor member configured to move from a distal position to a proximal position in response to actuation by the user of the slider assembly to at least partially retract the straightening member from the pre-curved electrode array portion. Corresponding insertion tools, systems, and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Chuladatta Thenuwara, Timothy Beerling, Mark Downing, Paul Hoffman, William G. Orinski
  • Publication number: 20140163662
    Abstract: A method for forming a cochlear electrode array with a plurality of electrodes which are spaced so as to stimulate sites within a cochlea includes shaping a sheet of electrically conductive material to form a support structure and a plurality of electrodes, in which the electrodes are tethered to the support structure at the spacing of the cochlear electrode array. A cochlear lead includes a flexible body that has frictional characteristics that vary about its circumference. A cochlear lead includes a flexible body with a first region and a second region with different surface textures. This generates differential sliding forces during insertion of the cochlear lead which influence a motion of the cochlear lead during insertion. The cochlear lead having an electrode array with varying stiffness along its length is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: ADVANCED BIONICS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Beerling, Chuladatta Thenuwara
  • Patent number: 8712554
    Abstract: A cochlear lead includes a plurality electrodes forming an electrode array configured to stimulate an auditory nerve from within a cochlea; a lead body connected to the electrode array; a plurality of wires passing through the lead body and connecting to the plurality of electrodes; an integrated wire carrier extending between an exit of the wires from the lead body and a first electrode in the electrode array, the integrated wire carrier comprising a cavity along its longitudinal axis configured to contain the plurality of wires and shape the plurality of wires into a wire bundle in which the plurality of wires passing through the integrated wire carrier are substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the integrated wire carrier; and a flexible body encapsulating the integrated wire carrier and the wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics
    Inventors: Timothy Beerling, Chuladatta Thenuwara
  • Patent number: 8647590
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical detection cell for micro-fluidics. The detection cell provides a first layer, a detection cell layer contacting the first layer, a third layer contacting the detection cell layer, a micro-fluidic chip having a fluidic port and a detection channel defined through the detection cell and being in fluid communication with the fluidic port of the chip, the detection channel serving as a light path for receiving light for detecting a molecule. Methods of detecting molecules and making the detection cell are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Reid A. Brennen, Timothy Beerling, Hongfeng Yin, Kevin P. Killeen
  • Patent number: 8552311
    Abstract: An electrical feedthrough includes a ceramic body and a ribbon via extending through the ceramic body, an interface between the ribbon via and the ceramic body being sealed using partial transient liquid phase bonding. The ribbon via extends out of the ceramic body and makes an electrical connection with an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics
    Inventors: Kurt J. Koester, Timothy Beerling