Patents by Inventor Tyler J. Strang

Tyler J. Strang 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: 20210001117
    Abstract: A monolithic controlled release device (MCRD) for use with an implantable medical device includes a distal face, a proximal face opposite the distal face, and an outer circumferential surface extending between the distal face and the proximal face. A spline-shaped inner lumen extends between the distal face and the proximal face and radially inward from the outer circumferential surface. The MCRD is formed from a mixture including an active pharmaceutical ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler J. STRANG, Benjamin F. JAMES, IV, Matthew MALONE
  • Patent number: 10821282
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable medical device for implantation against cardiac tissue in the administration of electrotherapy to the cardiac tissue. The device includes a distal end and a monolithic controlled release device. The distal end includes a housing structure and a cavity within the housing structure. The cavity opens exterior the implantable medical device via a distal opening. The monolithic controlled release device is within the cavity and proximal the distal opening. The monolithic controlled release device includes a distal face, a proximal face opposite the distal face, an outer circumferential surface extending between the distal face and the proximal face, and a spline-shaped inner lumen extending between the distal face and the proximal face and radially inward from the outer circumferential surface. The monolithic controlled release device further includes an active pharmaceutical ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler J. Strang, Benjamin F. James, IV, Matthew Malone
  • Publication number: 20200289835
    Abstract: A biostimulator, such as a leadless cardiac pacemaker, including coaxial fixation elements to engage or electrically stimulate tissue, is described. The coaxial fixation elements include an outer fixation element extending along a longitudinal axis and an inner fixation element radially inward from the outer fixation element. One or more of the fixation elements are helical fixation elements that can be screwed into tissue. The outer fixation element has a distal tip that is distal to a distal tip of the inner fixation element, and an axial stiffness of the outer fixation element is lower than an axial stiffness of the inner fixation element. The relative stiffnesses are based on one or more of material or geometric characteristics of the respective fixation elements. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas B. EBY, Tyler J. STRANG, Keith VICTORINE, Wesley ALLEMAN
  • Publication number: 20200129763
    Abstract: A biostimulator, such as a leadless cardiac pacemaker, including an electrical feedthrough assembly mounted on a housing, is described. An electronics compartment of the housing can contain an electronics assembly to generate a pacing impulse, and the electrical feedthrough assembly can include an electrode tip to deliver the pacing impulse to a target tissue. A monolithically formed electrode body can have a pin integrated with a cup. The pin can be electrically connected to the electronics assembly, and the cup can be electrically connected to the electrode tip. Accordingly, the biostimulator can transmit the pacing impulse through the monolithic pin and cup to the target tissue. The cup can hold a filler having a therapeutic agent for delivery to the target tissue and may include retention elements for maintaining the filler at a predetermined location within the cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Paspa, Thomas B. Eby, Matthew G. Fishler, Carl Lance Boling, Thomas Robert Luhrs, Russell Klehn, Tyler J. Strang, Arees Garabed, Kavous Sahabi, Brett Villavicencio, Wes Alleman, Alex Soriano, Matthew R. Malone, Conor P. Foley
  • Publication number: 20190351222
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable medical device for implantation against cardiac tissue in the administration of electrotherapy to the cardiac tissue. The device includes a distal end and a monolithic controlled release device. The distal end includes a housing structure and a cavity within the housing structure. The cavity opens exterior the implantable medical device via a distal opening. The monolithic controlled release device is within the cavity and proximal the distal opening. The monolithic controlled release device includes a distal face, a proximal face opposite the distal face, an outer circumferential surface extending between the distal face and the proximal face, and a spline-shaped inner lumen extending between the distal face and the proximal face and radially inward from the outer circumferential surface. The monolithic controlled release device further includes an active pharmaceutical ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Tyler J. STRANG, Benjamin F. JAMES, IV, Matthew MALONE
  • Publication number: 20190275340
    Abstract: A leadless biostimulator including an attachment feature to facilitate precise manipulation during delivery or retrieval is described. The attachment feature can be monolithically formed from a rigid material, and includes a base, a button, and a stem interconnecting the base to the button. The stem is a single post having a transverse profile extending around a central axis. The transverse profile can be annular and can surround the central axis. The leadless biostimulator includes a battery assembly having a cell can that includes an end boss. A tether recess in the end boss is axially aligned with a face port in the button to receive tethers of a delivery or retrieval system through an inner lumen of the stem. The attachment feature can be mounted on and welded to the cell can at a thickened transition region around the end boss. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas B. Eby, Benjamin F. James, IV, Kavous Sahabi, Travis Lieber, Arees Garabed, Craig E. Mar, Sondra Orts, Tyler J. Strang, Jennifer Heisel, Bernhard Arnar, Daniel Coyle, Daniel Goodman, Scott Smith, Scott Kerns, David Rickheim, Adam Weber, Mike Sacha, Byron Liehwah Chun