Patents by Inventor Timothy Machold

Timothy Machold 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: 20210060336
    Abstract: A method of reducing stimulation signal interference with an electrical monitoring device includes sensing an electrical interference signal at a first location in a body resulting from delivery of an electrical muscle stimulation signal at a second location in the body, and delivering an electrical counter signal to the patient that destructively interferes with the electrical interference signal to prevent interference with the electrical monitoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Fahey, Timothy Machold, Zachary J. Malchano, Curtis Tom
  • Patent number: 10835744
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing interference in a therapeutic energy delivery system by delivering an electrical therapeutic signal to a patient to provide a therapeutic benefit to the patient, and delivering an electrical counter signal to the patient that destructively interferes with an electrical interference signal resulting from delivering the electrical therapeutic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Fahey, Timothy Machold, Zachary J. Malchano, Curtis Tom
  • Publication number: 20200146688
    Abstract: Embodiments include a transition section for coupling a distal section and a proximal section of the guidewire. The transition section includes a main body having a first outer diameter; proximal and distal pin extensions having second and third outer diameters, wherein the proximal pin extension is configured to be fixed to the proximal section of the guidewire, and the distal pin extension is configured to be inserted into and fixed to the distal section of the guidewire. The distal pin extension includes a bore for receiving an inner core of the distal section of the guidewire. The first outer diameter may be greater than the second and third outer diameters. Also disclosed are methods of manufacturing a guidewire with such a transition section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: PneumRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Machold, Mark Mathis, Verna Rodriguez, Scott Kaarto
  • Patent number: 10555736
    Abstract: Guidewires suitable for use in a system for implanting a lung volume reduction device are disclosed. The guidewire includes an outer sheath having proximal and distal ends, and comprising a proximal section, a transition section, and a distal section. The proximal section extends from the proximal end of the sheath to the transition section, and the distal section extends from the transition section to the distal end of the sheath. The distal section defines a bore extending from the transition section to the distal end of the sheath and an inner core having proximal and distal ends. The inner core extends through the bore of the distal section of the sheath, wherein the inner core is fixed to the sheath at the transition section, and wherein the distal end of the inner core is fixed to the distal end of the sheath at the distal end of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: PneumRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Machold, Mark Mathis, Verna Rodriguez, Scott Kaarto
  • Publication number: 20190192163
    Abstract: A device for enhancing the breathing efficiency of a patient is provided. The implantable device may include a deployed configuration with one or more helical sections with proximal end in a stand-off proximal end configuration. The stand-off proximal end configuration may reduce migration of the deployed device and may preserve implant tissue compression. Alternative configurations may include two or more helical sections with a transition section disposed between the two or more helical sections. A device may include a right-handed helical section and a left-handed helical section and the transition section comprises a switchback transition section. The switchback section may provide greater control of the device during deployment by limiting recoiling forces of a device comprising a spring material. The deployed device may compress the lung to increase a gas filling resistance of the compressed portion of the lung, and/or increase tension and elastic recoil in other portions of the lung.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jaime Vasquez, Mark L. Mathis, Timothy Machold, Andrew Stein
  • Publication number: 20190046793
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing interference in a therapeutic energy delivery system by delivering an electrical therapeutic signal to a patient to provide a therapeutic benefit to the patient, and delivering an electrical counter signal to the patient that destructively interferes with an electrical interference signal resulting from delivering the electrical therapeutic signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Fahey, Timothy Machold, Zachary J. Malchano, Curtis Tom
  • Patent number: 10188397
    Abstract: A device for enhancing the breathing efficiency of a patient is provided. The implantable device may include a deployed configuration with one or more helical sections with proximal end in a stand-off proximal end configuration. The stand-off proximal end configuration may reduce migration of the deployed device and may preserve implant tissue compression. Alternative configurations may include two or more helical sections with a transition section disposed between the two or more helical sections. A device may include a right-handed helical section and a left-handed helical section and the transition section comprises a switchback transition section. The switchback section may provide greater control of the device during deployment by limiting recoiling forces of a device comprising a spring material. The deployed device may compress the lung to increase a gas filling resistance of the compressed portion of the lung, and/or increase tension and elastic recoil in other portions of the lung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PneumRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaime Vasquez, Mark L. Mathis, Timothy Machold, Andrew Stein
  • Patent number: 10052479
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing interference in a therapeutic energy delivery system by delivering an electrical therapeutic signal to a patient to provide a therapeutic benefit to the patient, and delivering an electrical counter signal to the patient that destructively interferes with an electrical interference signal resulting from delivering the electrical therapeutic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Fahey, Timothy Machold, Zachary J. Malchano, Curtis Tom
  • Publication number: 20180092647
    Abstract: Guidewires suitable for use in a system for implanting a lung volume reduction device are disclosed. The guidewire includes an outer sheath having proximal and distal ends, and comprising a proximal section, a transition section, and a distal section. The proximal section extends from the proximal end of the sheath to the transition section, and the distal section extends from the transition section to the distal end of the sheath. The distal section defines a bore extending from the transition section to the distal end of the sheath and an inner core having proximal and distal ends. The inner core extends through the bore of the distal section of the sheath, wherein the inner core is fixed to the sheath at the transition section, and wherein the distal end of the inner core is fixed to the distal end of the sheath at the distal end of the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy Machold, Mark Mathis, Verna Rodriguez, Scott Kaarto
  • Publication number: 20170027584
    Abstract: A device for enhancing the breathing efficiency of a patient is provided. The implantable device may include a deployed configuration with one or more helical sections with proximal end in a stand-off proximal end configuration. The stand-off proximal end configuration may reduce migration of the deployed device and may preserve implant tissue compression. Alternative configurations may include two or more helical sections with a transition section disposed between the two or more helical sections. A device may include a right-handed helical section and a left-handed helical section and the transition section comprises a switchback transition section. The switchback section may provide greater control of the device during deployment by limiting recoiling forces of a device comprising a spring material. The deployed device may compress the lung to increase a gas filling resistance of the compressed portion of the lung, and/or increase tension and elastic recoil in other portions of the lung.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jaime Vasquez, Mark L. Mathis, Timothy Machold, Andrew Stein
  • Patent number: 9532899
    Abstract: NMES systems and methods for stimulating muscle tissue, and in some embodiments deep muscle tissue. The impedance near the surface of the skin is controllably increased to increase the percentage of energy delivered to a subject that stimulates muscle tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: NIVEUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Fahey, Zachary J. Malchano, Timothy Machold, Curtis Tom
  • Patent number: 9402633
    Abstract: A device for enhancing the breathing efficiency of a patient is provided. The implantable device may include a deployed configuration with one or more helical sections with proximal end in a stand-off proximal end configuration. The stand-off proximal end configuration may reduce migration of the deployed device and may preserve implant tissue compression. Alternative configurations may include two or more helical sections with a transition section disposed between the two or more helical sections. A device may include a right-handed helical section and a left-handed helical section and the transition section comprises a switchback transition section. The switchback section may provide greater control of the device during deployment by limiting recoiling forces of a device comprising a spring material. The deployed device may compress the lung to increase a gas filling resistance of the compressed portion of the lung, and/or increase tension and elastic recoil in other portions of the lung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: PneumRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaime Vasquez, Mark L. Mathis, Timothy Machold, Andrew Stein
  • Publication number: 20160022481
    Abstract: NMES systems and methods for stimulating muscle tissue, and in some embodiments deep muscle tissue. The impedance near the surface of the skin is controllably increased to increase the percentage of energy delivered to a subject that stimulates muscle tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Brian J. FAHEY, Zachary J. MALCHANO, Timothy MACHOLD, Curtis TOM
  • Publication number: 20160001070
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing interference in a therapeutic energy delivery system by delivering an electrical therapeutic signal to a patient to provide a therapeutic benefit to the patient, and delivering an electrical counter signal to the patient that destructively interferes with an electrical interference signal resulting from delivering the electrical therapeutic signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Brian J. FAHEY, Timothy MACHOLD, Zachary J. MALCHANO, Curtis TOM
  • Patent number: 9149386
    Abstract: NMES systems and methods for stimulating muscle tissue, and in some embodiments deep muscle tissue. The impedance near the surface of the skin is controllably increased to increase the percentage of energy delivered to a subject that stimulates muscle tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: NIVEUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Fahey, Zachary J. Malchano, Timothy Machold, Curtis Tom
  • Publication number: 20150272775
    Abstract: Thermal packs adapted for use in a muscle stimulation system, comprising an external housing with a first material therein and at least one phase change element therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Fayez CHEHAB, Brian J. FAHEY, Timothy MACHOLD, Zachary J. MALCHANO, Curtis TOM, Steven H. TREBOTICH
  • Publication number: 20140005759
    Abstract: NMES systems and methods for stimulating muscle tissue, and in some embodiments deep muscle tissue. The impedance near the surface of the skin is controllably increased to increase the percentage of energy delivered to a subject that stimulates muscle tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Brian J. Fahey, Zachary J. Malchano, Timothy Machold, Curtis Tom
  • Patent number: 7955343
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for occluding blood flow within a blood vessel. In a first series of embodiments, the present invention comprises a plurality of embolic devices deployable through the lumen of a conventional catheter such that when deployed, said embolic devices remain resident and occlude blood flow at a specific site within the lumen of the blood vessel. Such embolic devices comprise either mechanical embolic devices that become embedded within or compress against the lumen of the vessel or chemical vaso-occlusive agents that seal off blood flow at a given site. A second embodiment of the present invention comprises utilization of a vacuum/cauterizing device capable of sucking in the lumen of the vessel about the device to maintain the vessel in a closed condition where there is then applied a sufficient amount of energy to cause the tissue collapsed about the device to denature into a closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, J. Christopher Flaherty, Timothy Machold, Jason Whitt, Philip Evard, Patrick Macaulay, John Garibotto, Marc Jensen
  • Publication number: 20080091059
    Abstract: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full intra-atrial adjustability and retrievability years after implant. The implants or systems of implants and methods also make use of strong fluoroscopic landmarks. The implants or systems of implants and methods make use of an adjustable implant and a fixed length implant. The implants or systems of implants and methods may also utilize an adjustable bridge stop to secure the implant, and the methods of implantation employ various tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy Machold, David Scott, David Rahdert, David Tholfsen, Robert Chang
  • Publication number: 20080091264
    Abstract: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full intra-atrial retrievability. The implants or systems of implants and methods also make use of strong fluoroscopic landmarks. The implants or systems of implants and methods make use of an adjustable implant and a fixed length implant. The implants or systems of implants and methods may also utilize a bridge stop to secure the implant, and the methods of implantation employ various tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy Machold, Robert Chang, David Rahdert, David Scott, David Tholfsen