Patents Assigned to Biotronik CRM Patent AG
  • Patent number: 9364676
    Abstract: A biventricular cardiac stimulator has a right-ventricular sensing unit, having or connected to a terminal for a right-ventricular sensing electrode, a left-ventricular sensing unit, having or connected to a terminal for a left-ventricular sensing electrode, and a pacemaker timer, which is connected to the right-ventricular sensing unit and the left-ventricular sensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Thomas Doerr, Torsten Radtke
  • Patent number: 9314189
    Abstract: An extracorporeal physiological measurement device is disclosed, having fastening means for attaching to the body of a person or animal, measurement means for detection of values of a physiological measured variable on the body, and movement-detecting means and measured-value-influencing means connected thereto at the input for influencing the detected measured values before processing or storage as a function of a position or movement status of the body or the measurement device detected by the detection means such that the measured-value-influencing means have a unit for detection of a shift in position between the measurement device and the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Michael Diebold, Jens Philipp
  • Patent number: 9233252
    Abstract: A handheld device (10) has a graphic display (12), an interface (18) for wireless data transmission, an input unit (14) for input of control commands, and a control unit (16) connected to the display (12), the interface (18), and the input unit (14). The control unit (16) is designed to display a schematic diagram of a human body on the graphic display (12) and to allow a selection of partial regions of the diagram with the help of the input unit (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Marco Albus
  • Patent number: 9205250
    Abstract: A signal line for an implantable electromedical configuration, having an electric line segment or line end and a mechanoelectric converter for converting an electric AC voltage signal into a mechanical oscillation. The oscillation can in turn be converted back into an electrical signal for delivery to a part of a human or mammal body, e.g., a heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Ingo Weiss, Stefan Knorr
  • Patent number: 9183352
    Abstract: A method, a system and an arrangement for predicting at least one system event and a corresponding computer program and a corresponding computer-readable storage medium are configured so that it is possible to predict a system event based on trends in observables over a certain period of time prior to the event occurring. One example of a system event is the failure of a system because the abnormal behavior of a component is reflected in irregularities in one or a plurality of observables. Another example of a system event is the early recognition or pre-acute prediction of a specific critical condition of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Sergey Berdyshev, Manuel Ebert, Thomas Kraemer, Wolfgang Meyer
  • Patent number: 9167966
    Abstract: A dissipation device having a proximal end, which is located outside the body, and a distal end, which is suited in particular for elongate medical instruments, in particular electrophysiological catheters or temporary electrode leads, placed temporarily in the body. The dissipation device including a dissipation sleeve which extends from the proximal end to the distal end of the dissipation device, and a lumen which extends from the proximal end to the distal end, and in which the instrument can be displaceably guided, wherein the lumen is enclosed by the dissipation sleeve. The dissipation device is characterized in that the dissipation sleeve is composed, at least partially, of electrically conductive material, and/or the dissipation sleeve includes dissipation means composed of electrically conductive material and, therefore, the dissipation sleeve is designed to dissipate or divert electrical energy induced by electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Geistert, Erhard Flach, Ingo Weiss
  • Patent number: 9112325
    Abstract: A contact configuration for producing an electrical connection between a plug and a socket, preferably for connecting an electrode to an electronic implantable device (such as a pacemaker), has a contact section on the plug and/or the socket. The contact section includes metallic conductive fibers which project between the plug and socket when the socket receives the plug. The contact configuration has a high degree of redundancy in providing electrical communication between the socket and plug, and high contact stability under mechanical load. In addition, friction corrosion is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK CRM PATENT AG
    Inventor: Ronald Rebentisch
  • Patent number: 9026209
    Abstract: An implantable cardiac stimulator includes at least one first sensing unit for detecting intrinsic cardiac activities of a first ventricle, at least one ventricular stimulation unit for stimulating a second ventricle, and a stimulation control unit connected to the first sensing unit. The stimulation unit processed output signals of the first sensing unit and generates control signals for the stimulation units. The stimulation control unit derives a current intrinsic RR interval from detected ventricular intrinsic cardiac activities R of the first ventricle, and to determine from the RR interval a delay interval ?, which begins with a ventricular event of the first ventricle and at the end of which the stimulation control unit triggers a stimulation of the second ventricle (unless it is suppressed).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Michael Vollkron, Michael Lippert
  • Patent number: 9026219
    Abstract: A universal programming device for individualized patient medical devices such as implants has an RF transceiver (transmitter/receiver), a control unit, and a man-machine interface (or a connection for a man-machine interface). The RF transceiver is configured to receive and transmit data in the MICS frequency band. The control unit is connected to the transceiver and has preconfigured software interfaces, such that the programming device can be expanded by addition of control software modules. The preconfigured software interfaces define a uniform interface for triggering the transceiver, which the control software modules can access. The man-machine interface, e.g., a keyboard and/or a display (and/or the connection for such a man-machine interface) is connected to the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Thomas Doerr, Carsten Hennig, Joachim Elsner, Kai Hensen, Torsten Dodt
  • Patent number: 9026225
    Abstract: An overvoltage protection element, provided as a component of a medical device (3) used on or in a human or animal body, reduces power absorption upon application of an external overvoltage signal having chronological rising and/or decay characteristic at an interface (15) of the medical device (3). The overvoltage protection element has reshaping means (17) which convert the external overvoltage signal at the interface (15) into an internal voltage pulse, and limiting means (19) which limit a voltage drop on at least one electronic component of the medical device to a predetermined limiting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Gromotka, Dirk Mader
  • Patent number: 8923983
    Abstract: An implantable line having an elongated line body, a function conductor extending in the longitudinal direction of the line body, acting to implement a medical function of the line, whereby in addition to the function conductor, a field decoupling conductor which extends over at least a section of the length of the line body essentially parallel to the function conductor is provided, thereby reducing the coupling of the function conductor to an external field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Ingo Weiss, Stefan Knorr, Michelle Maxfield, Michael Friedrich
  • Patent number: 8886305
    Abstract: The invention relates to an implantable ventricular heart stimulator (10), comprising an at least partially electrically conductive housing (12), an electrode line terminal for connection of a ventricular defibrillation electrode line (20) and a terminal for a defibrillation electrode (26). According to the invention, the heart stimulator has a far-field electrocardiogram detection unit (70) which has a first input connected to the terminal for the ventricular defibrillation electrode and has a second input connected to the electrically conductive housing and designed or configured to generate a far-field electrocardiogram on the basis of the electric potentials applied to the two inputs during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Thomas Doerr, Frank Tscherch, Ulrich Tietze
  • Patent number: 8880162
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a method, a device, and a computer-readable storage medium for detecting heart beats from cardiac signals whose quality, expressed in terms of signal amplitude and signal-to-noise ratio, varies dynamically in time. Hence, a method, a device, and a computer-readable storage medium for detecting electrical signals originating from a human or animal heart is proposed. The method includes the following steps: a) identifying an initial indication of the event in at least one of the signal channels, b) deciding whether or not the identified initial indication confirms the event depending on the quality of the signal channels in which initial indications are identified; and c) determining a point-of-detection for the event depending on the quality of the signal channels and depending from the shape of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Indra B. Nigam
  • Patent number: 8868181
    Abstract: An implantable cardiac electrostimulator includes an atrial sensing channel generating an atrial sense event signal upon detection of atrial activity, a ventricular sensing channel generating a ventricular sense event signal upon detection of ventricular activity, a VES detector detecting ventricular extrasystoles, atrial and ventricular stimulation pulse generators, and a stimulation control unit. The stimulation control unit determines scheduled delivery times of atrial stimulation pulses (T(A)) and/or ventricular stimulation pulses (T(V)), and triggers delivery if no atrial sense event signal arises before the end of an atrial escape interval (VAI) timing out at T(A), or if no ventricular sense event signal arises before the end of a ventricular escape interval (VEI) timing out at T(V). T(A) and T(V) depend upon detection of a ventricular extrasystole, and proper atrioventricular synchrony is maintained by setting a physiologically adequate A-V-delay between T(A) and T(V).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Volker Lang, Jie Lian, Dirk Müssig
  • Patent number: 8855781
    Abstract: A remotely programmable personal device, in particular a programmable implantable medical device, e.g., a cardiac pacemaker, a defibrillator, a cardioverter or the like. A system for remote programming of such a personal medical device and a method for remote programming of a programmable personal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Thomas Doerr
  • Patent number: 8831736
    Abstract: The invention relates to a therapy system and a therapy device having at least one data communication interface which can operate in various data transmission modes and cooperates with a data communication control unit. The data communication interface can change from one data transmission mode to another without interruption of an existing data link. The change is controlled by the data communication control unit as a function of predefined selection criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Carsten Hennig, Joachim Elsner, Bernhard Gromotka
  • Patent number: 8818521
    Abstract: Implantable medical device (10) having control unit (20) connected to bidirectional wireless interface (18) and magnetic interface (16). Bidirectional wireless interface configured for bidirectional wireless data transmission via alternating electric field between medical device and an external device and may assume at least one OFF and one ON state, whereby wireless data transmission is possible only in ON state and function interface requires little or no energy in OFF state. Magnetic interface configured to constantly receive control signals transmitted via an alternating magnetic field from the external device. Magnetic interface configured to receive/process a data transmission start signal, such that magnetic interface or control unit generates a wireless interface activation. The bidirectional wireless interface is at least indirectly connected to the magnetic interface and is configured to switch from OFF to ON state in response to the wireless interface activation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Thomas Doerr
  • Patent number: 8812110
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) that can be wirelessly connected to user interface by which a patient can enter values of selected control parameters for controlling the IMD whereas other control parameters are not accessible via said user interface and can only be modified by a physician or other authorized personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Benoit Veillette
  • Patent number: 8812092
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) is provided which is capable of sensing and determining its orientation, and of determining whether the IMD has been displaced over time away from its original or optimal position. Electronic components of the IMD, including a processor, digital memory, signal conditioning components, and a power supply, are preferably hermetically sealed within a biocompatible housing. At least three subcutaneous electrodes have fixed relative spacing for sensing electrical cardiac activity for various combinations of two electrodes, forming sensing vectors. Amplitude ratios and sign indicators associated with the sensing vectors are compared with a reference to determine an orientation of the device. In one embodiment, a telemetry unit transmits orientation data as a function of time to a remote device, and the remote device compares different stored orientations to detect displacement over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: J. Christopher Moulder
  • Patent number: 8801809
    Abstract: An aluminum slug anode usable in capacitors is produced from multiple-stacked layers of aluminum foils. The foils are stacked (possibly after cutting them to have an area similar to the area desired for the anode), hot-pressed, sintered, and anodized to generate the anode. A contact in electrical communication with the foils is formed, as by welding a contact across at least some of the foils. A capacitor casing be formed by situating the anode within a casing which serves as a cathode, with the anode being wrapped in a dielectric such as separator paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Singjang Chen