Patents by Inventor Tyler Strang

Tyler 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).

  • Patent number: 10201699
    Abstract: A therapy lead has a distal header, a helix-shaft assembly, and a ring seal. The distal header has a cylindrical passage, and the helix-shaft assembly has a shaft and a helical anchor distally extending from the shaft. The shaft extends through the cylindrical passage. The ring seal circumferentially extends about the shaft and inside the cylindrical passage. The ring seal has a proximal face, a distal face, an outer circumferential surface, an inner circumferential surface, and a side wall. The distal face is opposite the proximal face. The outer circumferential surface extends between the proximal face and distal face. The inner circumferential surface is opposite the outer circumferential surface and extends between the proximal face and distal face. The inner circumferential surface defines a center hole of the ring seal that extends between the proximal face and distal face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Malone, Tyler Smith, Tyler Strang, Xiangqun Chen, Steven R. Conger, Jeremy Hurwitz
  • Publication number: 20170239465
    Abstract: A therapy lead has a distal header, a helix-shaft assembly, and a ring seal. The distal header has a cylindrical passage, and the helix-shaft assembly has a shaft and a helical anchor distally extending from the shaft. The shaft extends through the cylindrical passage. The ring seal circumferentially extends about the shaft and inside the cylindrical passage. The ring seal has a proximal face, a distal face, an outer circumferential surface, an inner circumferential surface, and a side wall. The distal face is opposite the proximal face. The outer circumferential surface extends between the proximal face and distal face. The inner circumferential surface is opposite the outer circumferential surface and extends between the proximal face and distal face. The inner circumferential surface defines a center hole of the ring seal that extends between the proximal face and distal face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew Malone, Tyler Smith, Tyler Strang, Xiangqun Chen, Steven R. Conger, Jeremy Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 9421360
    Abstract: A medical device configured to be secured to an individual may include a housing containing one or more electrical components, and one or more leads electrically connected to the housing. Each lead may include an insulating jacket that surrounds a central core including one or more conductors, and at least one pressure-resisting member integrally formed with one or both of the insulating jacket or the central core. The pressure-resisting member is configured to resist one or more forces exerted into the central core. For example, the pressure-resisting member may include one or more of a suture-anchoring member or a lead-strengthening member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Steven R. Conger, Michael Childers, Yoheng Hanson Chang, Tyler Strang, John R. Helland
  • Publication number: 20150112414
    Abstract: A medical device configured to be secured to an individual may include a housing containing one or more electrical components, and one or more leads electrically connected to the housing. Each lead may include an insulating jacket that surrounds a central core including one or more conductors, and at least one pressure-resisting member integrally formed with one or both of the insulating jacket or the central core. The pressure-resisting member is configured to resist one or more forces exerted into the central core. For example, the pressure-resisting member may include one or more of a suture-anchoring member or a lead-strengthening member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Steven R. Conger, Michael Childers, Yoheng Hanson Chang, Tyler Strang, John R. Helland
  • Patent number: 8692559
    Abstract: An interface device provides one or more electrical connection points disposed on a connector sleeve. The connection points provide electrical communication between a lead connector end of an implantable medical lead and one or more leads of a testing device in such a manner as to minimize potential damage to the lead connector end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Jin, Hanson Chang, Keith Victorine, Tyler Strang, Armando M. Cappa
  • Publication number: 20140094890
    Abstract: An implantable therapy lead employs electrical conductors configured to enhance the abrasion resistance of the lead. Specifically, conductors are configured to create a surface contact area with walls of a wall lumen of a tubular body that is greater than would otherwise be possible with traditional conductors that have a circular transverse cross-section. As a result, the abrasion pressure of the conductors against the lumen walls is decreased for the conductors disclosed herein as compared to that of traditional conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Strang, Daniel Hale, Michael Childers, Xiaoyi Min, Wenbo Hou, Phong D. Doan
  • Publication number: 20140094889
    Abstract: An implantable therapy lead employs electrical conductors configured to enhance the abrasion resistance of the lead. Specifically, conductors are configured to create a surface contact area with walls of a wall lumen of a tubular body that is greater than would otherwise be possible with traditional conductors that have a circular transverse cross-section. As a result, the abrasion pressure of the conductors against the lumen walls is decreased for the conductors disclosed herein as compared to that of traditional conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Strang, Daniel Hale, Michael Childers, Xiaoyi Min, Wenbo Hou, Phong D. Doan
  • Publication number: 20130021040
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure involve an internal pulse generator for administering electrotherapy via an implantable medical lead having a lead connector end on a proximal end of the lead. In addition, implementations involve testing of the medical lead at the proximal lead connector end to ensure proper placement of the lead, and an interface device for facilitating the connection of the proximal lead connector end to a testing device. The interface device may provide for one or more electrical connection points disposed on a connector sleeve. The connection points provide electrical communication between the lead connector end of the lead and one or more leads of a testing device in such a manner as to minimize potential damage to the lead connector end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Li Jin, Hanson Chang, Keith Victorine, Tyler Strang, Armando M. Cappa
  • Publication number: 20120130231
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a magnetic navigation enabled tool configured for the delivery of an implantable medical lead. The tool includes a tubular body, a sensor and a conductor. The tubular body includes a distal end, a proximal end, an inner layer including an outer circumferential surface, a lumen inward of the inner layer, and an outer layer over the outer circumferential surface of the inner layer. The sensor is on the tubular body near the distal end. The conductor extends from the sensor coil towards the proximal end imbedded in the inner layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Thao Ngo, Tyler Strang, Vitaliy Epshteyn, Lior Sobe, Ran Sela, Guy Vanney