Patents Represented by Attorney ARC IP Law, PC
  • Patent number: 8346371
    Abstract: An electrode unit for carrying current or voltage between an implantable electromedical device and a treatment and/or diagnosis site in the human body comprises at least one current-/voltage-carrying feed line (1) and at least one electric contact pole to the body part. The feed line (1) is associated with at least one section (4) having frequency-dependent transmission behavior, wherein this at least one frequency-dependent transmission section (4) at least partially filters out therapeutically and/or diagnostically undesirable signals in at least one defined frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Biotronik SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ingo Weiss, Michael Friedrich, Stefan Knorr, René Fischer, Marc Steffen Schurr
  • Patent number: 8336463
    Abstract: A zipline trolley system comprises a cable, trolley, launcher, and a catch block. The launcher is fixed on the cable and comprises a substantially cylindrical inner body with a rigid outer body adapted to rotate about the inner body. A return spring attaches the inner body with the outer body. The catch block is also fixed on the cable and comprises a block with left and right retaining arms pivotably connected to the block and adapted to clasp onto the front plate of the frame of the trolley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Skyline Zipline Global, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin G. Smith
  • Patent number: 8323193
    Abstract: An implantable biosensor, which comprises a measuring (or first) chamber filled with the test fluid, which is able to convert a change of the concentration of a predetermined analyte or ion type into a change of a physical variable. To this end, the measuring chamber is closed by at least one membrane, which is permeable to the analyte or ion type and impermeable to the test fluid. In addition, the biosensor is equipped with at least one microacoustic sensor, which is operatively connected to the test fluid such that it can detect the physical variable that changes with the concentration of the analyte or ion type. Further relates to a sensor arrangement comprising at least one such implantable biosensor, the arrangement including a polling system that is wirelessly coupled to the biosensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Olaf Skerl, Albrecht Urbaszek, Gerald Czygan
  • Patent number: 8323274
    Abstract: An apparatus for cooling ablation catheters via a coolant pump and liquid cooling medium controlled by a controller based on a characteristic state for an activity of a catheter and in addition a system that uses the apparatus for ablation of tissue in a human or animal body. The system includes an elongated ablation catheter, an ablation generator electrically connected to the catheter to generate a high-frequency energy pulse or a high-frequency energy field, the coolant pump connected to the catheter and the controller and a control line connected to the pump. The control line comprises an electric circuit designed to detect a high-frequency pulse or a high-frequency field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Laszlo Jakus
  • Patent number: 8321001
    Abstract: An electromedical implant, having a far-field electrocardiogram capturing unit for recording a far-field electrocardiogram signal, which is connected or can be connected to at least two electrodes for recording electric signals reflecting the curve of the far-field electrocardiogram of the right and left atria, a detection unit, which is designed to detect signal features characterizing atrial cardiac actions in an electrocardiogram signal, an averaging unit, which is connected to the recording unit and the detection unit and designed to generate an averaged P-wave signal in that the averaging unit averages a plurality of signal sections of the electrocardiogram signal associated with a particular detected atrial cardiac action, and an evaluation unit, which is connected to the averaging unit and designed to determine the duration of an averaged P-wave in the particular averaged P-wave signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Thomas Doerr
  • Patent number: 8315708
    Abstract: A patient device (PD) for wireless data communication with an implant. The PD can be at least in an unpaired state or a paired state. In the paired state the PD is paired to a specific implant specified by an implant's identification code (IIC). The IIC is stored in PD memory. Automatic pairing of the PD to a specific implant is performed upon receiving an incoming data packet containing an IIC when the PD is in its unpaired state with no valid IIC stored in memory. Thus, the PD is tentatively paired to an implant identified by the IIC contained in the incoming data packet by storing the IIC in the memory. Tentative pairing is cancelled if no further communication occurs within a predetermined period of time. A soft paired state is entered if further data communication does occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Richard Berthelsdorf, Joachim Elsner, Dawn Flakne, David Kosokowsky, Gary Rolison, Björn Henrik Diem, Martin Lang, Jörn Bungartz
  • Patent number: 8315694
    Abstract: Heart monitor for detecting ectopic beats in an input electrocardiogram signal that includes an electrocardiogram signal input and a morphological signal analyzer connected to the electrocardiogram signal input, the analyzer being adapted to generate a first time series of values representing the input electrocardiogram signal, a second signal analyzer adapted to generate generating a modified time series of values representing a trend of values of the first time series and a comparison stage being adapted to compare the first time series with the modified time series to thus detect ectopic beats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Jie Lian, Dirk Muessig
  • Patent number: 8313052
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing of a powder mixture for a battery electrode that includes suspending of particles of at least one binder within an inert solvent producing a first suspension, slowly suspending of particles of an active material within the first suspension producing a second suspension, drying of the second suspension producing a granulate material. Further relates to a respective powder mixture, an electrode and a method of manufacturing the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Tim Traulsen, Thomas Hucke, Thomas Rodig
  • Patent number: 8271092
    Abstract: A swallowing stimulation system has a swallowing stimulator for use in triggering an act of swallowing in a patient. The swallowing system has an operating unit including operating elements for receiving user inputs, whereby the operating elements are allocated to different possible physical properties of a food, such that a user can allocate a particular food by means of the operating elements to at least one of at least two categories. The operating unit is designed to generate a control signal corresponding to a user input for the swallowing stimulator, and the swallowing stimulator is designed so that a stimulus for triggering an act of swallowing is formed in response to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Jens Philipp
  • Patent number: 8271104
    Abstract: Enables minimization of steady-state objective function P(z?), subject to a set of constraints zmin?z??zmax, and under the assumption that the values of the state vector, z, at different points in time related via a model expressed in dynamic open equation format Q(z?, zk, zk-1, zk-2, . . . , zk-n)=0, where z? is predicted final value of state vector, z, and zk, zk-1, zk-2, . . . , zk-n are current and previous values of state vector, z. Determines optimum operation of an industrial process having steady-state objective function P(z?), including: receiving outputs from the process; minimizing steady-state objective function P(z?) subject to set of constraints zmin?z??zmax; wherein values of state vector at different times are related via model of form Q(z?, zk, zk-1, zk-2, . . . , zk-n)=0; to minimize objective function P(z?). Industrial process to be optimised may include measured and unmeasured process variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Terndrup Consult & Associates BV
    Inventor: Henrik Terndrup
  • Patent number: 8265741
    Abstract: A medical device for processing physiological signals such as electrocardiograms. The processing includes: sampling a physiologic signal in a first channel with a first sampling rate, simultaneously sampling the physiologic signal in a second channel with a higher sampling rate to thus generate pairs of sampling values, forming the difference between two sampling values of each pair, comparing said difference with a threshold, and generating a noise detection indicator whenever said threshold is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Hollis Whittington, Dirk Muessig, Volker Lang
  • Patent number: 8260420
    Abstract: An electromedical implant having a far-field electrocardiogram detection unit connected or connectable to at least two implantable electrodes, at least one electrode of which is to be placed in the right atrium or right ventricle and is designed to record a far-field electrocardiogram via the terminal for the electrode to be placed in the right atrium or the right ventricle and one other electrode. The far-field electrocardiogram detection unit is connected to a far-field electrocardiogram evaluation unit, which is configured to detect signal features of the far-field electrocardiogram associated with an excitation or contraction of the left atrium and/or the left ventricle of the heart in a far-field electrocardiogram recorded by the far-field electrocardiogram detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Busch, Andreas Neumann, Ulrich Tietze
  • Patent number: 8250748
    Abstract: An LTCC substrate structure with at least one contact element for connecting a wire conductor, which has a first metallization (20) arranged on and/or in the ceramic substrate for electrical connection to the wire conductor, wherein the first metallization (20) preferably contains silver or a silver alloy. To avoid via posting or a plating process, a diffusion barrier layer covering the first metallization or metal layer, which diffusion barrier layer (22) covering the first metallization (20), which diffusion barrier layer is produced with a locally acting application method, and a second metal layer (24) arranged on the diffusion barrier layer (22) are provided, wherein the second metal layer (24) preferably contains gold and/or platinum and/or an alloy that has at least one of these elements. The invention also discloses a production method for an LTCC substrate structure of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Dieter Schwanke, Christian Zeilmann, Michael Krenkel
  • Patent number: 8255063
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intracardial implantable electrode line for connection to an implantable medical device, in particular a cardiac pacemaker or cardioverter/defibrillator or the like, which has an acceleration sensor in the area of its distal end, which is implemented to record and differentiate acceleration values in at least two different directions. The invention additionally relates to a cardiac stimulation configuration which also has a cardiac stimulator in addition to such an electrode line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Thomas Doerr
  • Patent number: 8249690
    Abstract: The invention relates to a brain stimulation electrode line (10) for electric stimulation of the brain areas with an elongated flexible electrode line body (12) having on or near its distal end at least one stimulation electrode (18) designed for delivering electric pulses to surrounding body tissue in the event of use. The brain stimulation electrode line (10) is characterized in that the electrode line body has on its distal end at least one ultrasonic transducer (20), which is arranged so that it can detect reflected ultrasound in a detection range aligned distally along the longitudinal direction of the electrode line body (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Thomas Doerr
  • Patent number: 8239040
    Abstract: An electrode catheter that includes an elongate electrode catheter body having a distal end and a proximal end, at least one electrode pole in the area of the distal end of the electrode body, and at least one supply line, which runs insulated in the electrode body in the main direction (H) from the proximal end to the distal end, to the at least one electrode pole, wherein the at least one supply line is configured to desensitize the electrode catheter to the radiation of an electromagnetic field of an interfering frequency having a specific wavelength(?), with the supply line changing its run direction at least twice in such a way that it runs at least once opposite to the main direction (H), the distance (L1,L2) between two direction changes (R) is shorter than half of the wavelength (?/2) of the interfering frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Geistert
  • Patent number: D669632
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Sarah Baird
  • Patent number: D672841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: DPX Ventures Limited
    Inventor: Robert Young Pelton
  • Patent number: D672842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: DPX Ventures Limited
    Inventor: Robert Young Pelton
  • Patent number: D673654
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Bruce Santourian