Patents Assigned to Medtronics, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20200289056
    Abstract: A system and method for synchronizing patient medical parameters and dialysis parameters. The system and related method allow for the determination of the effect of dialysis on patient health. The invention also allows for the determination of whether observed patient health effects are due to specific dialysis parameters and for making necessary changes to the dialysis parameters in order to improve patient health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc
    Inventors: John Burnes, VenKatesh Manda, Tico Blumenthal, Orhan Soykan
  • Patent number: 10773073
    Abstract: A temperature sensor is included within a lead in proximity to distal electrodes. The temperature sensor measures temperature change at the electrode to tissue interface. Actions can be taken when the temperature exceeds a threshold due to heating from current induced by radio frequency energy from an MRI scan. The actions may include sending a signal via telemetry from the implanted device to an external device to produce an alarm to alert an MRI technician or to instruct the MRI scanner to alter the MRI scan. The actions may include activating a switch in the conduction path of an implanted lead to block some of the RF energy and/or to activate a shunt in the conduction path to divert some of the RF energy. The temperature sensor may be of various forms and may be mounted in various locations within the lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventor: Bryan D. Stem
  • Patent number: 10773088
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques for establishing communication between two medical devices are described. In one example, an implantable medical device comprises communication circuitry, therapy delivery circuitry, and processing circuitry configured to initiate a communication window during which the implantable second medical device is capable of receiving the information related to a cardiac event detected by a first medical device, the communication window being one of a plurality of communication windows defined by a communication schedule that corresponds to a transmission schedule in which the first medical device is configured to transmit the information, control the communication circuitry to receive, from the first medical device, the information related to the cardiac event that is indicative of a timing of the cardiac event with respect to a timing of the communication window, schedule and control delivery of a therapy according to the information related to the cardiac event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James K. Carney, Saul E. Greenhut, Jonathan L. Kuhn, James D. Reinke, David J. Peichel, James W. Busacker
  • Patent number: 10772525
    Abstract: An example device for detecting one or more parameters of a cardiac signal is disclosed herein. The device includes one or more electrodes and sensing circuitry configured to sense a cardiac signal via the one or more electrodes. The device further includes processing circuitry configured to determine a representative signal based on the cardiac signal, the representative signal having a single polarity, and determine an end of a T-wave of the cardiac signal based on an area under the representative signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Medtronic, Inc., UMC UTRECHT HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Alfonso Aranda Hernandez, Berthold Stegemann, Marc A. Vos, David J. Sprenkeler
  • Patent number: 10773085
    Abstract: The exemplary systems and methods may be configured to generate a dispersion signal from a plurality of cardiac signals and determine a QRS onset time value and a QRS offset time value from the plurality of cardiac signals. The QRS onset and offset time values may be used to measure, or capture, activation times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Subham Ghosh, D'Anne Kudlik, Ya-Jian Cheng
  • Patent number: 10772749
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to delivery devices for transcatheter stented prosthesis loading, delivery and implantation. The delivery devices provide a loaded delivery state in which the stented prosthesis is loaded and compressed over the delivery device. The compression of the stented prosthesis can be adjusted with one or more elongate tension members, which extend around the stented prosthesis and proximately to an actuation and release assembly that can be provided as part of a handle assembly. The delivery device can be manipulated to adjust tension in the tension members to permit the stented prosthesis to compress, self-expand, and ultimately release from the shaft assembly. In some embodiments, the tension in one or more tension members is adjusted with one or more actuation and release assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gloss, Patrick Griffin, Jeffrey Sandstrom, David O'Toole, Rishi Manda, Niall Duffy
  • Patent number: 10773086
    Abstract: An IMD system receives a near field His bundle electrical signal produced by a patient's heart via a first sensing electrode vector and a far field cardiac electrical signal via a second sensing electrode vector different than the first sensing electrode vector. The IMD system generates His bundle pacing pulses delivered to the patient's heart via a His pacing electrode vector and determines a type of cardiac capture evoked by a His bundle pacing pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd J. Sheldon, Shawn M. Campbell, Maureen E. Lybarger, Elizabeth A. Mattson, Eric R. Williams, Zhongping Yang
  • Patent number: 10772228
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a sealed package and method of forming such package are disclosed. The package can include a housing having an inner surface and an outer surface, and a substrate having a first major surface and a second major surface. The package can also include an electronic device disposed on the first major surface of the substrate, and a power source disposed at least partially within the housing. The substrate can be sealed to the housing such that a non-bonded electrical connection is formed between a device contact of the electronic device and a power source contact of the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: John K Day, Michael J Nidelkoff, Kris A Peterson, Andrew J Ries, David A Ruben, Craig L Wiklund
  • Patent number: 10765790
    Abstract: An example pump thrombosis detection system includes a transducer and processing circuitry. The transducer may be configured to generate a signal representative of a mechanical wave from a mechanical circulatory support device. The processing circuitry is communicatively coupled to the transducer. The processing circuitry may be configured to determine an indication of pump thrombosis based on the signal and, based on the indication of pump thrombosis, control the pump thrombosis detection system to at least one of generate an alert or initiate an intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksandre T. Sambelashvili, David A. Anderson, James K. Carney, David M. Steinhaus, Narendra K. Simha
  • Patent number: 10772142
    Abstract: Techniques, systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for establishing a communication session with a peripheral device. In one example, a device includes a memory and processing circuitry configured to store and execute an operating system (OS) and an application for execution on the OS. The application receives an object handle for establishing a wireless connection to a peripheral device. The application determines, based on the object handle, an advertisement cadence for the peripheral device that comprises periods of time wherein the peripheral device is discoverable interleaved with periods of time wherein the peripheral device is non-discoverable. At a time determined based on the advertisement cadence, the application issues, using the object handle, a request that the OS establish the wireless connection to the peripheral device, such that the OS establishes the wireless connection to the peripheral device during one of the periods of time wherein the peripheral device is discoverable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Koch, Corey G. Thompson, Yibiao Lu, Gautham Ravindran
  • Patent number: 10765372
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a sealed package and a method of forming such package are disclosed. The package can include a non-conductive substrate that includes a cavity disposed in a first major surface. A cover layer can be disposed over the cavity and attached to the first major surface of the non-conductive substrate to form a sealed enclosure. The sealed package can also include a feedthrough that includes a via between a recessed surface of the cavity and a second major surface of the substrate, and a conductive material disposed in the via. An external contact can be disposed over the via on the second major surface of the non-conductive substrate, where the external contact is electrically connected to the conductive material disposed in the via. The sealed package can also include an electronic device disposed within the sealed enclosure that is electrically connected to the external contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Ruben, Craig L. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10765858
    Abstract: A lead body having a defibrillation electrode positioned along a distal portion of the lead body is described. The defibrillation electrode includes a plurality of electrode segments spaced a distance apart from each other. At least one of the plurality of defibrillation electrode segments includes at least one coated portion and at least one uncoated portion. The at least one coated portion is coated with an electrically insulating material configured to prevent transmission of a low voltage signal (e.g., a pacing pulse) while allowing transmission of a high voltage signal (e.g., a cardioversion defibrillation shock). The at least one uncoated portion is configured to transmit both low voltage and high voltage signals. The lead may also include one or more discrete electrodes proximal, distal or between the defibrillation electrode segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark T. Marshall, Amy E. Thompson-Nauman, Melissa G. T. Christie, Gonzalo Martinez, Kevin R. Seifert
  • Patent number: 10767006
    Abstract: A method for hydrogenating tyrosine derived polyarylates includes dissolving a second polyarylate with DMF in a flask to produce a first solution. A catalyst is added to the first solution to produce a polymer solution. The polymer solution is filtered through a Celite bed to produce a filtrate. The filtrate is added to water and stirred to precipitate the polyarylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Satish Pulapura, Dan Thanh Le, Xiangji Chen, Suping Lyu, Fatima Buevich
  • Patent number: 10765500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical prostheses and methods of manufacturing those devices. In particular, the prostheses are temporarily stiffened meshes with particular coatings to provide initial stiffness and thereby permit easier surgical handling for treatment or reconstruction of soft tissue defects. Preferred embodiments include surgical meshes coated with one or more biodegradable polymers that can act as a stiffening agent by coating the filaments or fibers of the mesh to temporarily immobilize the contact points of those filaments or fibers and/or by increasing the stiffness of the mesh by at least 1.1 times its original stiffness. The devices of the invention can also provide relief from various post-operative complications associated with their implantation, insertion or surgical use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Fatima Buevich, Frank Do, William McJames, Satish Pulapura, William Edelman, Arikha Moses, Mason Diamond, Shari Timothy
  • Patent number: 10765869
    Abstract: An example method for controlling delivery of electrical stimulation therapy includes maintaining, by one or more processors of a medical device configured to deliver electrical stimulation to a patient, a counter tied to a clock used by the medical device to deliver the electrical stimulation to the patient; and obtaining, by the one or more processors, one or more representations of sensed electrical signals for the patient that are referenced to counts of the counter. In this example, the method also includes identifying, based on the one or more representations of the sensed electrical signals for the patient, a count of the counter at which stimulation is to be delivered to the patient; and delivering, by the medical device and to the patient, electrical stimulation based on the identified count of the counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Carlson, Heather D. Orser, Dale G. Suilmann, Kenneth J. Gutzman, Gregory J. Loxtercamp
  • Patent number: 10765870
    Abstract: A medical device is configured to deliver a high-energy electrical stimulation pulse to a patient that produces a post-stimulation polarization signal. A cardiac signal analyzer of the medical device is configured to detect a cardiac electrical signal superimposed on the post-stimulation polarization signal, determine at least one feature of the detected cardiac electrical signal, compare the feature to criteria that differentiate an intrinsic cardiac event during the post-stimulation polarization signal from an evoked response signal and identify the detected cardiac electrical signal as the intrinsic cardiac event if the feature meets the criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Saul E. Greenhut, Michael T. Hemming
  • Patent number: 10765355
    Abstract: This disclosure describes methods, systems, and devices configured to determine a timing of a future bladder related event of a patient. For example, a system includes processing circuitry configured to identify a timing of a plurality of bladder related events of a patient, determine, based on the timing of the plurality of bladder related events of the patient, a probability to experience a bladder related event function for the patient, the probability to experience a bladder related event function indicating a probability that the patient will experience a bladder related event at an elapsed time after a previous bladder related event, predict, based on the probability to experience a bladder related event function, a timing of a future bladder related event, and control delivery of a therapy to the patient based on the predicted timing of the future bladder related event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Dwight E. Nelson, Thaddeus S. Brink, Lance Zirpel, Adam P. Steiner
  • Patent number: 10765876
    Abstract: A medical device is configured to deliver anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) in the presence of T-wave alternans. The device is configured to detect a ventricular tachyarrhythmia from a cardiac electrical signal received by the medical device. In response to the detected ventricular tachyarrhythmia, the device delivers a plurality of ATP pulses at alternating time intervals. The alternating time intervals comprise at least a first ATP time interval separating a first pair of the ATP pulses and a second ATP time interval different than the first ATP time interval. The second ATP time interval consecutively follows the first ATP time interval and separates a second pair of the ATP pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Vladimir P. Nikolski
  • Patent number: 10765359
    Abstract: Sensing circuitry of an implantable medical device (IMD) system may sense a cardiac signal that varies according to a cardiac cycle of a patient. Processing circuitry of the IMD system may determine a series of consecutive cardiac cycle length metric values based on the sensed cardiac signal, identify a plurality of pairs of the cardiac cycle length metrics, each of the pairs of cardiac cycle length metrics separated by an integer ā€˜nā€™ of the cardiac cycle length metrics, and construct a distribution of the pairs of cardiac cycle length metrics based on values of the cardiac cycle length metrics for each of the pairs. The processing circuitry may detect a sleep apnea episode of the patient based on one or more characteristics of the constructed distribution, and control communication circuitry of the IMD system to transmit an indication of the detected sleep apnea episode to the external computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong K. Cho, Shantanu Sarkar, Eduardo N. Warman
  • Patent number: RE48197
    Abstract: A leadless pacing device (LPD) includes a motion sensor configured to generate a motion signal as a function of heart movement. The LPD is configured to analyze the motion signal within an atrial contraction detection window that begins an atrial contraction detection delay period after activation of the ventricle, and detect a contraction of an atrium of the heart based on the analysis of the motion signal within the atrial contraction detection window. If the LPD does not detect a ventricular depolarization subsequent to the atrial contraction, e.g., with an atrio-ventricular (AV) interval beginning when the atrial contraction was detected, the LPD delivers a ventricular pacing pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong K. Cho, Aleksandre T. Sambelashvili, Todd J. Sheldon