Patents by Inventor Zoltan Somogyi

Zoltan Somogyi 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: 20210045644
    Abstract: A delivery device for delivering a pacing lead to the His bundle of a patient's heart includes an elongated sheath having a distal end, and a plurality of mapping electrodes positioned at the distal end. The distal end of the sheath may have a distal tip, and the mapping electrodes may include two electrodes that diametrically oppose one another at a position spaced from the distal tip of the sheath. The sheath includes a plurality of flexible sections spaced apart from one another, and a pull wire that causes the sheath to deflect from a straight configuration to a dual hinged curved configuration that positions the electrodes in the vicinity of the bundle of His.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Kramer, Erich W. Stoermer, Joshua C. Conway, Gene A. Bornzin, Zoltan Somogyi, Amy L. Hanenberg, Emily Weiss, Paul A. Belk, Patrick P. Senarith
  • Publication number: 20210031028
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a screw-in lead implantable in the pericardium of a patient heart and a system for delivering such leads to an implantation location. The leads include a helical tip electrode and a curvate body including a defibrillator coil with improved contact between the defibrillator coil and the patient heart. The delivery system includes a delivery catheter and lead receiving sheath disposed within the catheter. A fixation tine is disposed on one of the delivery catheter and the lead receiving sheath such that the delivery system may be anchored into the pericardium during fixation of the screw-in lead. In certain implementations, an implantable sleeve receives the leads to bias the defibrillator coil against the patient heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Devan Hughes, Keith Victorine, Zoltan Somogyi, Matthew Nojoomi, Ekaterina Tkatchouk, Xiaoyi Min
  • Patent number: 10835741
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a screw-in lead implantable in the pericardium of a patient heart and a system for delivering such leads to an implantation location. The leads include a helical tip electrode and a curate body including a defibrillator coil with improved contact between the defibrillator coil and the patient heart. The delivery system includes a delivery catheter and lead receiving sheath disposed within the catheter. A fixation tine is disposed on one of the delivery catheter and the lead receiving sheath such that the delivery system may be anchored into the pericardium during fixation of the screw-in lead. In certain implementations, an implantable sleeve receives the leads to bias the defibrillator coil against the patient heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Devan Hughes, Keith Victorine, Zoltan Somogyi, Matthew Nojoomi, Ekaterina Tkatchouk, Xiaoyi Min
  • Patent number: 10610126
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for retrieving an implantable device. An implantable device includes a casing, and a marker coupled to the casing, wherein the marker includes a detectable material encased in a biocompatible material, and wherein the marker facilitates accurately locating and retrieving the implantable device after implantation in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Didier Theret, Zoltan Somogyi
  • Publication number: 20190298991
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a screw-in lead implantable in the pericardium of a patient heart and a system for delivering such leads to an implantation location. The leads include a helical tip electrode and a curate body including a defibrillator coil with improved contact between the defibrillator coil and the patient heart. The delivery system includes a delivery catheter and lead receiving sheath disposed within the catheter. A fixation tine is disposed on one of the delivery catheter and the lead receiving sheath such that the delivery system may be anchored into the pericardium during fixation of the screw-in lead. In certain implementations, an implantable sleeve receives the leads to bias the defibrillator coil against the patient heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Gene A. Bomzin, Devan Huges, Keith Victorine, Zoltan Somogyi, Matthew Nojoomi, Ekatterina Tkalchouk, Xiaoyl Min
  • Patent number: 10413325
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for implanting an implantable cardiac monitor. An injection system includes an implantable cardiac monitor (ICM), a plunger, a plunger handle coupled the plunger, and an injector housing. The injector housing includes a tube extending from a first end of the injector housing to a second end of the injector housing, the tube configured to receive the ICM and the plunger, and at least one leaflet formed at the second end of the injector housing, the at least one leaflet configured to rotate outward when a user operates the plunger handle to push the ICM through the injector housing second end via the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Abigail Valbuena, Gene A. Bornzin, Zoltan Somogyi, Didier Theret
  • Publication number: 20190231219
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for retrieving an implantable device. An implantable device includes a casing, and a marker coupled to the casing, wherein the marker includes a detectable material encased in a biocompatible material, and wherein the marker facilitates accurately locating and retrieving the implantable device after implantation in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Didier Theret, Zoltan Somogyi
  • Patent number: 10292621
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for retrieving an implantable device. An implantable device includes a casing, and a marker coupled to the casing, wherein the marker includes a detectable material encased in a biocompatible material, and wherein the marker facilitates accurately locating and retrieving the implantable device after implantation in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Didier Theret, Zoltan Somogyi
  • Publication number: 20180168686
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for implanting an implantable cardiac monitor. An insertion system includes an implantable cardiac monitor (ICM). An insertion housing comprises a passage extending from a first end of the insertion housing to a second end of the insertion housing. The passage configured to receive the obturator and a receptacle in communication with the passage and an external environment. The receptacle configured to receive the ICM. An obturator is configured to move within the passage when the obturator is moved relative to the insertion housing. The obturator has a channel forming section at a distal end thereof and a motion limiter is provided on at least one of the shaft and the insertion housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Li Jin, Gene A. Bornzin, Zoltan Somogyi, Alex Soriano, Jake Singer, Tejpal Singh, Lisa Weinberg, Wenbo Hou, Julie Prillinger, Armando M. Cappa, Mtich Goodman, Tracee Eidenschink
  • Patent number: 9925369
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable lead configured to administer electrotherapy to a patient heart from an implantable pulse generator. The lead may include a lead body and an attachment structure. The lead body includes a bifurcated distal region including first and second lead body branches each terminating in a distal end. At least one of the first lead body branch or second lead body branch includes an electrode. The attachment structure couples together the distal ends of the first and second lead body branches. The attachment structure is configured to release such that the distal ends of the first and second lead body branches can decouple from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Didier Theret, Zoltan Somogyi
  • Patent number: 9895531
    Abstract: A protective patch or bandage is provided for use with an implantable trial neurostimulation lead for implant within a patient. In one example, the lead is routed through the patch to a trial neurostimulation generator. In another example, the patch includes an internal electrical connector for connecting the trial neurostimulation lead to a connection line from the trial neurostimulation generator. In either case, the patch is sealed over an implant site to protect and hygienically isolate the site. A central chamber of the patch is provided to hold medical gauze and to further hold a coiled portion of the neurostimulation lead. In some examples, the patient can shower while wearing the protective patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Jenner Joseph, Katie Hoberman, Zoltan Somogyi, Chris Condit, Heidi Hellman
  • Patent number: 9878151
    Abstract: A leadless intra-cardiac medical device (LIMD) includes an electrode assembly configured to be anchored within a first wall portion of a first chamber of a heart. The electrode assembly includes an electrode main body having a first securing helix, an electrode wire segment extending from the body, and a first segment-terminating contact positioned on the electrode wire segment. The device further includes a housing assembly configured to be anchored within a second wall portion of a second chamber of the heart. The housing assembly includes a body having a second securing helix, a housing wire segment extending from the body, and a second segment-terminating contact positioned on the housing wire segment. The device also includes a connector block that electrically connects the electrode wire segment to the housing wire segment by retaining the first and second segment-terminating contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, John W. Poore, Zoltan Somogyi, Xiaoyi Min
  • Publication number: 20170312501
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable lead configured to administer electrotherapy to a patient heart from an implantable pulse generator. The lead may include a lead body and an attachment structure. The lead body includes a bifurcated distal region including first and second lead body branches each terminating in a distal end. At least one of the first lead body branch or second lead body branch includes an electrode. The attachment structure couples together the distal ends of the first and second lead body branches. The attachment structure is configured to release such that the distal ends of the first and second lead body branches can decouple from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Didier Theret, Zoltan Somogyi
  • Publication number: 20170182326
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a disposable enclosure for use with a trial neurostimulation device configured to electrically couple with a neurostimulation lead for implant within a patient. The trial neurostimulation device includes a pulse generator portion. The disposable enclosure includes a first wall structure, a second wall structure opposite the first wall structure, a volume between the first and second wall structures, and a header. The volume is configured to receive therein the pulse generator portion. The header is configured to electrically couple with the neurostimulation lead. The header is supported in the disposable enclosure adjacent the volume and configured to electrically couple with the pulse generator portion when the pulse generator portion is located in the volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Jenner Joseph, Katie Hoberman, Zoltan Somogyi, Chris Condit, Heidi Hellman, Armando M. Cappa, Samir Shah, Geronimo Hernandez, Federico Gutierrez, Allan R. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20170156754
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for implanting an implantable cardiac monitor. An injection system includes an implantable cardiac monitor (CM), a plunger, a plunger handle coupled the plunger, and an injector housing. The injector housing includes a tube extending from a first end of the injector housing to a second end of the injector housing, the tube configured to receive the ICM and the plunger, and at least one leaflet formed at the second end of the injector housing, the at least one leaflet configured to rotate outward when a user operates the plunger handle to push the ICM through the injector housing second end via the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Abigail Valbuena, Gene A. Bornzin, Zoltan Somogyi, Didier Theret
  • Patent number: 9623235
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a left ventricular lead for tracking over a guide wire into a coronary sinus and providing active fixation in, or adjacent to, the coronary sinus. The guide wire is configured for coronary sinus lead implantation and has an outer diameter. In one embodiment, the lead includes a tubular body including a proximal end, a distal end and a central lumen through which the guide wire is extendable. The lead also includes a lead connector end proximally projecting from the proximal end and comprising at least one electrical contact. The lead also includes a fixed helical anchor comprising a wire member having a diameter of between approximately 0.22 mm and approximately 0.27 mm. The wire member distally extends away from the distal end in a helical arrangement including an inner helical coil diameter that is sufficient to allow the guide wire to extend through the fixed helical anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Zoltan Somogyi, Didier Theret
  • Publication number: 20170100581
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a left ventricular lead for tracking over a guide wire into a coronary sinus and providing active fixation in, or adjacent to, the coronary sinus. The guide wire is configured for coronary sinus lead implantation and has an outer diameter. In one embodiment, the lead includes a tubular body including a proximal end, a distal end and a central lumen through which the guide wire is extendable. The lead also includes a lead connector end proximally projecting from the proximal end and comprising at least one electrical contact. The lead also includes a fixed helical anchor comprising a wire member having a diameter of between approximately 0.22 mm and approximately 0.27 mm. The wire member distally extends away from the distal end in a helical arrangement including an inner helical coil diameter that is sufficient to allow the guide wire to extend through the fixed helical anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Zoltan Somogyi, Didier Theret
  • Publication number: 20170065369
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for retrieving an implantable device. An implantable device includes a casing, and a marker coupled to the casing, wherein the marker includes a detectable material encased in a biocompatible material, and wherein the marker facilitates accurately locating and retrieving the implantable device after implantation in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Didier Theret, Zoltan Somogyi
  • Patent number: 9463315
    Abstract: A method of implanting a leadless intra-cardiac medical device. An introducer assembly is introduced into one of an inferior vena cava or a superior vena cava of a heart and maneuvered into a first chamber of the heart. A housing is pushed out of a sheath of the introducer toward a first implant location within the first chamber, and the housing is anchored to the first implant location. The sheath is moved away from the anchored housing, and an electrode is urged to a distal end of the sheath due to the pushing, anchoring, and moving. The sheath is maneuvered to a second chamber of the heart, and the electrode is forced into a second implant location with the second chamber. The electrode is anchored to the second implant location. The sheath is moved away from the electrode after the anchoring, and the sheath is removed from the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, John W. Poore, Zoltan Somogyi
  • Publication number: 20160228139
    Abstract: Medical device including a lift tool having a distal end configured to removably engage an anatomic layer. The lift tool includes a shaft lumen that extends longitudinally through the lift tool and through the distal end. The shaft lumen is configured to receive an elongated insert device that is movable through the shaft lumen and through the distal end. The medical device also includes a locking mechanism that is coupled to the lift tool. The locking mechanism includes a locking member that is selectively movable with respect to the insert device between a released position and an engaged position. The locking member engages the insert device when in the engaged position to hold the insert device at a fixed position with respect to the lift tool and permits the insert device to move through the shaft lumen when in the released position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: John W. Poore, Gene A. Bornzin, Zoltan Somogyi