Patents Assigned to Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
  • Patent number: 6908437
    Abstract: A system for diagnosing and monitoring congestive heart failure for automated remote patient care is presented. A database stores a plurality of monitoring sets relating to patient information recorded on a substantially continuous basis. A server retrieving and processing the monitoring sets includes a comparison module determining patient status changes by comparing at least one recorded measure from one of the monitoring sets to at least one other recorded measure from another of the monitoring sets with both recorded measures relating to a type of patient information and an analysis module testing each patient status change for one of an onset, a progression, a regression, and a status quo of congestive heart failure against a predetermined indicator threshold corresponding to a type of patient information as the recorded measures. The indicator threshold corresponds to a quantifiable physiological measure of a pathophysiology indicative of congestive heart failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6905463
    Abstract: A system for providing feedback to an individual patient for automated remote patient care is presented. An implantable medical device collects device measures on a substantially continuous basis from an implant recipient. A remote client obtains patient wellness indicators through voice feedback provided by the implant recipient substantially contemporaneous to the collection of at least one set of the device measures. A database stores the collected device measures into a patient care record. A server receiving and processing the device measures includes a feedback module processing the voice feedback against a stored speech vocabulary into normalized quality of life measures for storage into the patient care record, and an analysis module analyzing the physiological measures and the quality of life measures stored in the patient care record relative to at least one of other physiological measures and other quality of life measures to generate patient status feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6904312
    Abstract: A system for diagnosing and monitoring outcomes of atrial fibrillation for remote patient care is presented. A database stores monitoring sets containing recorded measures relating to patient information recorded on a substantially continuous basis. A server retrieving and processing a plurality of the monitoring sets includes a comparison module receiving a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation and determining patient status changes in response to the atrial fibrillation diagnosis by comparing periodically recorded measures from each of the monitoring sets to other recorded measures from another of the monitoring sets with both recorded measures relating to a same type of patient information; and an analysis module evaluating on a periodic basis each patient status change for an absence, an onset, a progression, a regression, and a status quo of atrial fibrillation against a predetermined indicator threshold corresponding to the same type of patient information as the recorded measures which were compared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6893397
    Abstract: A system for determining a reference baseline of patient information for automated remote patient care is presented. A medical device regularly records and stores measures sets including individual measures relating to patient information by a medical device adapted to be implanted during an initial time period. A database collects one or more patient care records containing the collected measures sets. A database module stores the collected measures set into a patient care record within the database. A server receives the collected device measures set from the medical device via a receiver. An analysis module within the server processes the collected device measures set into a set of reference measures. Each reference measure is representative of measured or derived patient information. The reference measures set is stored into the patient care record as data in a reference baseline indicating an initial patient status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6887201
    Abstract: A system for determining a reference baseline of regularly retrieved patient information for automated remote patient care is presented. A medical device having a sensor for monitoring at least one physiological measure of an individual patient regularly records and stores measures sets relating to patient information during an initial time period. A database collects one or more patient care records by organizing one or more patient care records and storing the collected measures set into such a patient care record for the individual patient. A server receives the collected device measures set from the medical device, processes the collected device measures set into a set of reference measures representative of at least one of measured or derived patient information, and stores the reference measures set into the patient care record as data in a reference baseline indicating an initial patient status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6866629
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a reference baseline of individual patient status for use in an automated collection and analysis patient care system is described. A set of collected measures is retrieved from a medical device. The collected device measures set includes individual measures, which each relate to patient information recorded by the medical device during an initial time period, and is received from the medical device over a communications link, which is interfaced to a network server. The collected device measures set is stored into a patient care record for the patient within a database server organized to store one or more patient care records and is processed into a set of reference measures. Each reference measure is representative of at least one of measured or derived patient information and is stored into the patient care record as data in a reference baseline indicating an initial patient status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6860897
    Abstract: A system for providing feedback to an individual patient for automated remote patient care is presented. A medical device adapted to be implanted for a patient collects and regularly records a device measures set containing individual device measures. A remote client processes voice feedback into a set of quality of life measures relating to patient self-assessment indicators. A database collects the identified collected device measures set, and the quality of life measures set into a patient care record. A server periodically receives the identified collected device measures set and the quality of life measures set from the medical device and the remote client, and analyzes the identified collected device measures set, the quality of life measures set, and the collected device measures sets in the patient care record for the individual patient relative to other collected device measures sets stored in the database to determine a patient status indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6852080
    Abstract: A system for providing feedback to an individual patient for automated remote patient care is presented. A medical device having a sensor for monitoring physiological measures of an individual patient regularly records a set of measures. A remote client processes voice feedback into a set of quality of life measures relating to patient self-assessment indicators. A database collects the collected measures set, the identified collected device measures set and the quality of life measures set into a patient care record for the individual patient. A server periodically receives the identified collected device measures set and the quality of life measures set from the medical device, and analyzes the identified collected device measures set, the quality of life measures set, and the collected device measures sets in the patient care record relative to other collected device measures sets stored in the database to determine a patient status indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6834203
    Abstract: A system and method for prioritizing multiple health disorders for use in automated patient care is described. A plurality of monitoring sets are retrieved from a database. Each of the monitoring sets include stored measures relating to patient information recorded and derived on a substantially continuous basis. A patient status change is determined by comparing at least one stored measure from each of the monitoring sets to at least one other stored measure with both stored measures relating to the same type of patient information. Each patient status change is ordered in temporal sequence from least recent to most recent. A plurality of health disorder candidates categorized by quantifiable physiological measures of pathophysiologies indicative of each respective health disorder are evaluated and the health disorder candidate with the pathophysiology most closely matching those patient status changes which occurred least recently is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6827690
    Abstract: A system and method for providing diagnosis and monitoring of myocardial ischemia for use in automated patient care is described. At least one recorded physiological measure is compared to at least one other recorded physiological measure on a substantially regular basis to quantify a change in patient pathophysiological status for equivalent patient information. An absence, an onset, a progression, a regression, and a status quo of myocardial ischemia is evaluated dependent upon the change in patient pathophysiological status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6826425
    Abstract: An automated system and method for diagnosing and monitoring the outcomes of atrial fibrillation is described. A plurality of monitoring sets is retrieved from a database. Each of the monitoring sets include recorded measures relating to patient information recorded on a substantially continuous basis. A patient status change is determined in response to an atrial fibrillation diagnosis by comparing at least one recorded measure from each of the monitoring sets to at least one other recorded measure. Both recorded measures relate to the same type of patient information. Each patient status change is tested against an indicator threshold corresponding to the same type of patient information as the recorded measures which were compared. The indicator threshold corresponds to a quantifiable physiological measure of a pathophysiology resulting from atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6811537
    Abstract: A system and method for providing diagnosis and monitoring of congestive heart failure for use in automated patient care is described. At least one recorded physiological measure is compared to at least one other recorded physiological measure on a substantially regular basis to quantify a change in patient pathophysiological status for equivalent patient information. An absence, an onset, a progression, a regression, and a status quo of congestive heart failure is evaluated dependent upon the change in patient pathophysiological status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6705991
    Abstract: A system and method for providing patient status diagnosis for use in automated patient care is described. Physiological measures relating to individual patient information recorded on a substantially continuous basis for an individual patient are stored as a patient care record into a database. One or more of the physiological measures in the patient care record are retrieved from the database. The retrieved physiological measures are analyzed relative to one or more other physiological measures to determine a patient status indicator. Feedback based on the analysis of the one or more physiological measures is sent to the individual patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6704595
    Abstract: An automated system and method for diagnosing and monitoring the outcomes of atrial fibrillation is described. A plurality of monitoring sets is retrieved from a database. Each of the monitoring sets include recorded measures relating to patient information recorded on a substantially continuous basis. A patient status change is determined in response to an atrial fibrillation diagnosis by comparing at least one recorded measure from each of the monitoring sets to at least one other recorded measure. Both recorded measures relate to the same type of patient information. Each patient status change is tested against an indicator threshold corresponding to the same type of patient information as the recorded measures which were compared. The indicator threshold corresponds to a quantifiable physiological measure of a pathophysiology resulting from atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6694186
    Abstract: An automated system and method for diagnosing and monitoring the outcomes of atrial fibrillation is described. A plurality of monitoring sets is retrieved from a database. Each of the monitoring sets include recorded measures relating to patient information recorded on a substantially continuous basis. A patient status change is determined in response to an atrial fibrillation diagnosis by comparing at least one recorded measure from each of the monitoring sets to at least one other recorded measure. Both recorded measures relate to the same type of patient information. Each patient status change is tested against an indicator threshold corresponding to the same type of patient information as the recorded measures which were compared. The indicator threshold corresponds to a quantifiable physiological measure of a pathophysiology resulting from atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6607485
    Abstract: A computer readable storage medium containing code for automated collection and analysis of patient information retrieved from a medical device adapted to be implanted in a patient for remote patient care is described. A set of collected measures is periodically received from the medical device over a communications link, which is interfaced to a network server. The collected measures set includes individual measures which each relate to patient information recorded by the medical device. The collected measures set is stored into a patient care record for the individual patient within a database server organized to store one or more patient care records. Each patient care record includes a plurality of the collected measures sets. One or more of the collected measures sets for the individual patient is analyzed relative to one or more other collected measures sets stored in the database server to determine a patient status indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6478737
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing normalized patient voice feedback in an automated collection and analysis patient care system is described. Device measures providing physiological measures collected by an implantable medical device on a substantially continuous basis are received for storage into a patient care record. Voice feedback spoken by an individual patient substantially contemporaneous to the collection of at least one set of the device measures is received. The voice feedback is processed into normalized quality of life measures for storage into the patient care record. The physiological measures and the quality of life measures stored in the patient care record are analyzed relative to at least one of other physiological measures and other quality of life measures to determine a patient status indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6440066
    Abstract: An automated collection and analysis patient care system and method for ordering and prioritizing multiple health disorders to identify an index disorder is described. A plurality of monitoring sets are retrieved from a database. Each of the monitoring sets include stored measures relating to patient information recorded and derived on a substantially continuous basis. A patient status change is determined by comparing at least one stored measure from each of the monitoring sets to at least one other stored measure with both stored measures relating to the same type of patient information. Each patient status change is ordered in temporal sequence from least recent to most recent. A plurality of health disorder candidates categorized by quantifiable physiological measures of pathophysiologies indicative of each respective health disorder are evaluated and the health disorder candidate with the pathophysiology most closely matching those patient status changes which occurred least recently is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6411840
    Abstract: An automated system and method for diagnosing and monitoring the outcomes of atrial fibrillation is described. A plurality of monitoring sets is retrieved from a database. Each of the monitoring sets include recorded measures relating to patient information recorded on a substantially continuous basis. A patient status change is determined in response to an atrial fibrillation diagnosis by comparing at least one recorded measure from each of the monitoring sets to at least one other recorded measure. Both recorded measures relate to the same type of patient information. Each patient status change is tested against an indicator threshold corresponding to the same type of patient information as the recorded measures which were compared. The indicator threshold corresponds to a quantifiable physiological measure of a pathophysiology resulting from atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 6398728
    Abstract: An automated system and method for diagnosing and monitoring respiratory insufficiency and outcomes thereof is described. A plurality of monitoring sets is retrieved from a database. Each of the monitoring sets include recorded measures relating to patient information recorded on a substantially continuous basis. A patient status change is determined by comparing at least one recorded measure from each of the monitoring sets to at least one other recorded measure. Both recorded measures relate to the same type of patient information. Each patient status change is tested against an indicator threshold corresponding to the same type of patient information as the recorded measures which were compared. The indicator threshold corresponds to a quantifiable physiological measure of a pathophysiology indicative of respiratory insufficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Cardiac Intelligence Corporation
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy