Patents by Inventor Troy Anthony Giese

Troy Anthony Giese 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: 20240156599
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for delivery and deployment of an implantable device. The implantable device may be an anchor. The device includes an anchor garage configured to deliver the anchor, therein, to a target site, and an atraumatic shield movable with respect to the anchor garage. A biasing element biases the atraumatic shield into position with respect to the anchor garage. In some embodiments, the distal end of the anchor garage is a sharp tissue-penetrating end, and the atraumatic shield is biased distally over such sharp end. A limit stop may be provided to limit the extent to which the anchor garage extends distally, thereby limiting tissue penetration by the anchor garage and the depth of deployment of the anchor. An indicator may be positioned and/or configured to provide an indication of the relative positions of the anchor garage and the atraumatic shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicants: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC., MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Joel T. Eggert, Daniel Shuey, Troy Anthony Giese
  • Publication number: 20230346543
    Abstract: A delivery/deployment system for delivering an implantable device within an implantable device housing and for deploying the implantable device from the implantable device housing. A stylet may be used to longitudinally advance or retract the implantable device with respect to the implantable device housing, such as to extend and deploy the implantable device from the implantable device housing. The delivery/deployment system has an implantable-device-extension-limiter arrangement configured to limit the distance which the implantable device may be extended from the implantable device housing. The delivery/deployment system optionally also has an implantable-device-rotation-limiter arrangement configured to limit rotation of the implantable device with respect to the implantable device housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicants: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC., MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Mitchell Nelson, Troy Anthony Giese, Joel T. Eggert, Jason John Matteson, JR., Christopher J. Koudela, Dana Sachs
  • Publication number: 20230190470
    Abstract: Implantable devices formed of materials which are not readily imageable, and which may shift from a delivery configuration to a deployment configuration upon deployment, are delivered and deployed with a deployment/delivery device having sensors generating a signal indicating contact of the delivery/deployment device with tissue to guarantee purchase of the implantable device with tissue upon deployment. The implantable device may be a tissue anchor with talons which shift from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration. The sensors may be positioned along a distal end of the delivery/deployment device to indicate purchase of the device with tissue, to ensure purchase of the talons with tissue upon deployment. The sensors may include at least three sensors, which may be spaced apart from one another, to indicate full contact of the distal end of the delivery/deployment device with tissue. The sensors may optionally be aligned with the talons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Troy Anthony Giese, Joel T. Eggert, Christopher J. Koudela, Larry Michael Killeen, Nicholas Barron, Matthew P. Jones, Kristen Elizabeth Ott, James K. Cawthra, JR., Charanjit S. Rihal, Mackram F. Eleid
  • Publication number: 20230149170
    Abstract: Implantable devices formed of materials which are not readily imageable are delivered and deployed with a deployment/delivery device having one or more sensors generating a signal indicating a condition of the implantable device relative to the deployment site. For instance, the signal indicates at least one or more of the following: purchase of the implantable device with tissue, level of purchase of the implantable device with tissue, the position of the implantable device relative to the deployment site, seating of tissue with respect to the implantable device, extent of contact of the implantable device with tissue, or further information about the implantable device and/or the delivery/deployment device. As such, the implantable device need not be imaged to determine the relationship of the implantable device relative to the deployment site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Troy Anthony Giese, Joel T. Eggert, Nicholas Barron, Matthew P. Jones, Kristen Elizabeth Ott
  • Publication number: 20230149685
    Abstract: An introducer assembly is adapted for deploying a medical device. The introducer assembly includes an introducer body that is adapted to accommodate a volume of blood therein. An antechamber is coupled with the introducer body. A first hemostasis valve is disposed proximal of the antechamber and fluidly couples the introducer body with the antechamber. A second hemostasis valve is disposed distal of the antechamber and is adapted to allow the medical device to pass therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Anthony Giese, Christopher J. Koudela, Joel T. Eggert
  • Publication number: 20230141396
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to implantable medical devices including a power subunit with a first biocompatible electrically conductive shell configured for direct contact with an in vivo environment. In some embodiments a lithium anode can be disposed within the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell in direct electrical communication with a feedthrough pin, wherein the feedthrough pin is electrically isolated from the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell. A cathode can also be disposed within the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell and can be in direct electrical communication with the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell. The first biocompatible electrically conductive shell has a positive electrical potential. The implantable medical device further includes an electronics control subunit with a control circuit disposed within a second biocompatible electrically conductive shell. Other embodiments are included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Troy Anthony Giese, Ignacio Chi, Michael J. Root, Larry Michael Killeen
  • Publication number: 20230020981
    Abstract: A fixation device for engaging heart valve leaflets includes a center member with a first end, an opposite second end, and a length extending therebetween, first and second arms each having a first free end and an opposite second end, the second end of each arm extending from the second end of the center member, the first and second arms biased in a first position adjacent the center member and moveable to a second position spaced apart from the center member, and an actuator configured to move the first and second arms from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Troy Anthony Giese, Michael Mathias Freking, Larry Michael Killeen
  • Patent number: 11471691
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to implantable medical devices including a power subunit with a first biocompatible electrically conductive shell configured for direct contact with an in vivo environment. In some embodiments a lithium anode can be disposed within the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell in direct electrical communication with a feedthrough pin, wherein the feedthrough pin is electrically isolated from the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell. A cathode can also be disposed within the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell and can be in direct electrical communication with the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell. The first biocompatible electrically conductive shell has a positive electrical potential. The implantable medical device further includes an electronics control subunit with a control circuit disposed within a second biocompatible electrically conductive shell. Other embodiments are included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Anthony Giese, Ignacio Chi, Michael J. Root, Larry Michael Killeen
  • Patent number: 11400301
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to implantable medical devices including a welded joint with reduced residual stress. In a first aspect, an implantable medical device is included having a power subunit comprising a first biocompatible electrically conductive shell, an anode disposed therein, a cathode disposed therein, and a lid. The implantable medical device can further include an electronics control subunit comprising a second biocompatible electrically conductive shell, and a control circuit disposed therein. Both of the first and second biocompatible electrically conductive shells can include first and second opposed wide sides, first and second opposed narrow sides, and four rounded corners. The first shell can be welded to the lid around a perimeter thereof forming a weld line. The weld line can have a weld line terminus and the weld line terminus can be positioned on a narrow side or a rounded corner. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Anthony Giese, Steven Lawrence Frandrup, Emily Tubbs, Larry Michael Killeen, Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper
  • Publication number: 20210308450
    Abstract: A medical device comprising a tube, a first electrode and a second electrode, and a structure at a distal portion of the tube, the structure defining a first section and a second section, wherein the first and second sections are configured to be filled with a conductive medium, wherein the first electrode is contained within the first section, and the second electrode is contained within the second section, and wherein the structure includes a central barrier separating the first section from the second section, and the central barrier is insulative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Melissa GRUBA, Troy Anthony GIESE, James A. KLOS, James P. ROHL
  • Publication number: 20210145417
    Abstract: A device includes a hollow needle with a lumen extending therethrough. The needle is sized and shaped to extend through an endoscopic shaft to a target tissue within a living body. The needle has a distal end with a sharpened distal tip for puncturing the target tissue and removing a portion of the tissue in the lumen. The device further includes a cylindrical stylet having a shaft sized and shaped to extend through the lumen of the needle and a distal end with a pointed distal tip for puncturing the target tissue. When the stylet is extended, the pointed distal tip of the stylet extends distally a predetermined distance past the sharpened distal tip of the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: James P. ROHL, Patrick A. HAVERKOST, Joseph MAYO, Troy Anthony GIESE, Joel N. GROFF
  • Publication number: 20200254264
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to implantable medical devices including a welded joint with reduced residual stress. In a first aspect, an implantable medical device is included having a power subunit comprising a first biocompatible electrically conductive shell, an anode disposed therein, a cathode disposed therein, and a lid. The implantable medical device can further include an electronics control subunit comprising a second biocompatible electrically conductive shell, and a control circuit disposed therein. Both of the first and second biocompatible electrically conductive shells can include first and second opposed wide sides, first and second opposed narrow sides, and four rounded corners. The first shell can be welded to the lid around a perimeter thereof forming a weld line. The weld line can have a weld line terminus and the weld line terminus can be positioned on a narrow side or a rounded corner. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Troy Anthony Giese, Steven Lawrence Frandrup, Emily Tubbs, Larry Michael Killeen, Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper
  • Patent number: 10734139
    Abstract: A feedthrough assembly and methods of making the feedthrough assembly are shown. A feedthrough assembly including a ferrule disposed about an insulator and having an outer surface and a first aperture defined by an inner surface, wherein the first aperture is sized and shaped to include a reservoir for a braze material, the reservoir including a base, the base having a width sized to accommodate a preform of the braze material, and at least two ledges formed by the inner surface, each ledge having a first surface facing inwardly toward the insulator and a second surface facing upwardly is shown. Methods of making the feedthrough assembly including such a ferrule are shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy Anthony Giese
  • Publication number: 20200238095
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to implantable medical devices including a power subunit with a first biocompatible electrically conductive shell configured for direct contact with an in vivo environment. In some embodiments a lithium anode can be disposed within the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell in direct electrical communication with a feedthrough pin, wherein the feedthrough pin is electrically isolated from the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell. A cathode can also be disposed within the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell and can be in direct electrical communication with the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell. The first biocompatible electrically conductive shell has a positive electrical potential. The implantable medical device further includes an electronics control subunit with a control circuit disposed within a second biocompatible electrically conductive shell. Other embodiments are included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Troy Anthony Giese, Ignacio Chi, Michael J. Root, Larry Michael Killeen
  • Patent number: 10306748
    Abstract: A filtered feedthrough assembly for an implantable medical device comprises a ferrule, an electrical insulator coupled to the ferrule by a connection element, a plurality of feedthrough conductors extending through the electrical insulator, a printed circuit board (PCB), and plurality of capacitors. The PCB is coupled to the ferrule or the electrical insulator, and includes one or more ground layers and a plurality of vias. The connection element is electrically coupled to the ground layer through the vias. The capacitor has a ground terminal electrically coupled to the ground layer through at least one of the vias, and a conductor terminal electrically coupled to the feedthrough conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Barry, Randy White, Troy Anthony Giese, James E. Blood, Michael J. Lyden, Robert M. Mohn
  • Publication number: 20180077791
    Abstract: A filtered feedthrough assembly for an implantable medical device comprises a ferrule, an electrical insulator coupled to the ferrule by a connection element, a plurality of feedthrough conductors extending through the electrical insulator, a printed circuit board (PCB), and plurality of capacitors. The PCB is coupled to the ferrule or the electrical insulator, and includes one or more ground layers and a plurality of vias. The connection element is electrically coupled to the ground layer through the vias. The capacitor has a ground terminal electrically coupled to the ground layer through at least one of the vias, and a conductor terminal electrically coupled to the feedthrough conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick J. Barry, Randy White, Troy Anthony Giese, James E. Blood, Michael J. Lyden, Robert M. Mohn
  • Publication number: 20170294250
    Abstract: A feedthrough assembly and methods of making the feedthrough assembly are shown. A feedthrough assembly including a ferrule disposed about an insulator and having an outer surface and a first aperture defined by an inner surface, wherein the first aperture is sized and shaped to include a reservoir for a braze material, the reservoir including a base, the base having a width sized to accommodate a preform of the braze material, and at least two ledges formed by the inner surface, each ledge having a first surface facing inwardly toward the insulator and a second surface facing upwardly is shown. Methods of making the feedthrough assembly including such a ferrule are shown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventor: Troy Anthony Giese
  • Publication number: 20170064816
    Abstract: A filtered feedthrough assembly for an implantable medical device comprises a ferrule, an electrical insulator coupled to the ferrule by a connection element, a plurality of feedthrough conductors extending through the electrical insulator, a printed circuit board (PCB), and plurality of capacitors. The PCB is coupled to the ferrule or the electrical insulator, and includes one or more ground layers and a plurality of vias. The connection element is electrically coupled to the ground layer through the vias. The capacitor has a ground terminal electrically coupled to the ground layer through at least one of the vias, and a conductor terminal electrically coupled to the feedthrough conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick J. Barry, Randy White, Troy Anthony Giese, James E. Blood, Michael J. Lyden, Robert M. Mohn