Patents by Inventor Bin Mi

Bin Mi 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).

  • Patent number: 10993670
    Abstract: A mobile device, having a processor, includes an accelerometer configured to generate acceleration data, the acceleration data including a plurality of acceleration measurements. The mobile device also includes a memory having embodied thereon computer-executable instructions that are configured to, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: obtain the acceleration data from the accelerometer; and generate, based on the acceleration data, heart sound data, the heart sound data including data associated with one or more heart sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Shute, Keith R. Maile, Rezwan Ahmed, Pramodsingh H. Thakur, Viktoria A. Averina, Qi An, John D. Hatlestad, Bin Mi
  • Patent number: 10932687
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to determine amplitude and morphology variations of a first heart sound over a first number of cardiac cycles, and to calculate an atrial fibrillation metric indicative of an atrial fibrillation episode of the heart using the determined amplitude and morphology variations. The systems and methods can determine a variability score using the determined amplitude and morphology variations, and can calculate the atrial fibrillation metric using the variability score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Qi An, Bin Mi, Keith R. Maile, Howard D. Simms, Jr., John D. Hatlestad
  • Publication number: 20200364327
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to sensor based authentication between an implantable medical device (IMD) and an external device. In an embodiment, the IMD includes a wireless communication module and an internal inertial measurement unit (IMU) capable of measuring vibrations, movement, or rotation. The IMD is configured to record an internal IMU signal from the internal IMU. The external device includes a wireless communication module and an external IMU. The external device is configured to record an external IMU signal from the external IMU. The system further includes a data processing system to receive a first level communication that can include the internal IMU signal, the external IMU signal, or both, compare data from the internal IMU signal with data from the external IMU signal, and authorize a second level communication based on results of the comparison step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Bennett Shute, Bin Mi, Andrew Bomett, Michael Sheehan Seeberger, Grace Ann Wiechman, Kenneth P. Hoyme
  • Patent number: 10799187
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring patients with respiratory diseases are described. A system may include a sensor circuit to sense a respiration signal and at least one hemodynamic signal. The system may detect a specified respiratory phase from the respiration signal, and generate from the hemodynamic signal one or more signal metrics that are correlative to at least one of a systolic blood pressure, a blood volume, or a cardiac dimension. The system may detect a restrictive or obstructive respiratory condition when the hemodynamic signal metric indicates hemodynamic deterioration during a specified respiratory phase. The system may additionally classify the detected restrictive or obstructive respiratory condition into one of two or more categories, and deliver a therapy based on the detection or the classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Michael J. Kane, Bin Mi, Ron A. Balczewski, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 10758724
    Abstract: A delivery and deployment device may include a handle assembly and a shaft extending distally from the handle assembly. A device containment housing may be coupled to a distal region of the shaft and may extend distally therefrom. The distal containment housing may be configured to accommodate at least a portion of the IMD therein. The IMD may, for example, be a leadless pacemaker, a lead, a neurostimulation device, a sensor or any other suitable IMD. A plurality of electrodes may be distributed about an exterior surface of the device containment housing such that at least some of the plurality of electrodes may be positioned to test a potential IMD deployment location before deploying the IMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Brendan Early Koop, Yinghong Yu, Qi An, Keith R. Maile, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Bin Mi, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Viktoria A. Averina, Krzysztof Z. Siejko, Michael J. Kane, Allan Charles Shuros, Arjun D. Sharma, Brian Soltis
  • Patent number: 10709892
    Abstract: Methods and devices for configuring the use of a motion sensor in an implantable cardiac device. The electrical signals of the patient's heart are observed and may be correlated to the physical motion of the heart as detected by the motion sensor of the implantable cardiac device in order to facilitate temporal configuration of motion sensor data collection that avoids detecting cardiac motion in favor of overall motion of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, William J. Linder, Benjamin J. Haasl, Paul Huelskamp, Keith R. Maile, Ron A. Balczewski, Bin Mi, John D. Hatlestad, Allan Charles Shuros
  • Publication number: 20200178850
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to determine an indication of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) of a subject using a determined change in cardiac acceleration information of the subject at exertion relative to cardiac acceleration information of the subject at rest. The system can include a signal receiver circuit configured to receive cardiac acceleration information of a subject and exertion information of the subject, and an assessment circuit configured to determine the change in cardiac acceleration information of the subject at exertion relative to cardiac acceleration information of the subject at rest, and to determine an indication of HFpEF of the subject using the determined change in cardiac acceleration information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Bin Mi
  • Publication number: 20200170515
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring heart failure (HF) status in a patient are discussed. An exemplary system includes a gait analyzer circuit than can receive gait or balance information, and generate a gait feature such as gait speed or a gait pattern. The system includes a HF detector circuit that can detect patient HF status, or to predict patient risk of a future worsening heart failure (WHF) event, using the gait feature. In some examples, the system may trigger sensing physiologic information according to the detected gait, and detect patient HF status using the sensed physiologic information. The system can initiate or adjust a heart failure therapy according to the HF status or the WHF risk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Gezheng Wen, Bin Mi, Qi An, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur
  • Patent number: 10660602
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, apparatus, systems, or methods to efficiently collect heart sound data, including detecting first heart sound information of a heart of a patient using a heart sound sensor in a first, low-power operational mode, and detecting second heart sound information of the heart using the heart sound sensor in a separate second, high-power operational mode. The operational mode of the heart sound sensor can be controlled using physiologic information from the patient, including heart sound information, information about a heart rate of the patient, or other physiologic information from the patient that indicates worsening heart failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Qi An, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Keith R. Maile, Bin Mi, John D. Hatlestad
  • Publication number: 20200129099
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for monitoring and assessing blood glucose level in a patient are discussed. An exemplary system receives physiologic information from a patient using an ambulatory medical device. The physiologic information is correlated to, and different from, a direct glucose level measurement. The system determines a glucose index indicative of an abnormal blood glucose level using the received physiologic information by the two or more physiologic sensors. The system may use the glucose index to initiate or adjust a therapy, or to trigger a glucose sensor, separate from the two or more physiologic sensors, to directly measure blood glucose concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Bin Mi, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Keith R. Maile, Stephen B. Ruble, Jonathan Bennett Shute
  • Publication number: 20200121293
    Abstract: A medical system includes a physiological monitoring system configured to sense a physiological signal and record physiological signal data indicative of the patient's physiological state. The physiological monitoring system including a controller, a storage device, at least one sensor operatively coupled to the controller, and a first communication component. The system includes a mobile device configured to facilitate sensor placement, the mobile device comprising a controller, a display device, and a second communication component configured to facilitate communication between the physiological monitoring system and the mobile device. The controller of the mobile device is configured to provide a graphical user interface (GUI) on the display device, the GUI including information about a proper placement of the at least one sensor, wherein the proper placement is determined based on the physiological signal data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Gezheng Wen, Bin Mi, Stephen J. Hahn, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20200077913
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reconstructing heart sounds from heart sound samples taken under a sub-optimal condition, such as at a low sampling rate, are discussed. An exemplary system receives acceleration information from a patient sensed at a first sampling rate, and generate a heart sound ensemble of portions of acceleration information over multiple cardiac cycles. The system can reconstruct a heart sound segment to have a second sampling rate, higher than the first sampling rate, using the generated heart sound ensemble. A heart sound metric can be generated using the reconstructed heart sound segment, and used for detecting a cardiac event, such as a cardiac arrhythmia episode, or a worsening heart failure event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Bennett Shute, Bin Mi, Qi An
  • Publication number: 20200001092
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) that includes a housing, a first electrode secured relative to the housing, a second electrode secured relative to the housing, and a gyroscope secured relative to the housing. The IMD may include circuitry in the housing in communication with the first electrode, the second electrode, and the gyroscope. The circuitry may be configured to determine and store a plurality of torsion data measurements, from which a representation of a twist profile may be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Bin Mi, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Keith R. Maile, Qi An, Brendan Early Koop, Yinghong Yu, Viktoria A. Averina, Michael J. Kane, Krzysztof Z. Siejko
  • Publication number: 20190365316
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to receive physiologic information from a patient using an ambulatory medical device, and to determine an indication of cardiotoxicity using the received physiologic information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Viktoria A. Averina, Gezheng Wen, Jonathan Bennett Shute, Robert J. Sweeney, Bin Mi
  • Publication number: 20190343480
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting heart sound information from a subject's head are described. A system embodiment includes a headgear to be worn on the subject's head, and first and second sensors to sense respectively first and second physiologic signals each representing vibration, motion, or displacement conducted through patient body tissue. The sensed physiologic signals contain heart sound information. At least one of the first or the second sensor is included in the headgear, and placed at a head location to sense a physiologic signal indicative of heart sounds. The system includes a processor to generate a composite signal using the sensed first and second physiologic signals. The system may generate a heart sound metric using the composite signal, and detect a cardiac event such as an arrhythmia or worsening heart failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Bennett Shute, Rezwan Ahmed, Bin Mi, Krzysztof Z. Siejko, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Qi An
  • Patent number: 10463305
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for providing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) to a patient using a leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP) and an extracardiac device (ED). The system is configured to identify atrial events to use as timing markers for the LCP to deliver CRT, and further to determine whether the timing markers are incorrectly sensed and to make adjustment or call for re-initialization as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Qi An, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Stephen J. Hahn, Yinghong Yu, Krzysztof Z. Siejko, Viktoria A. Averina, Brendan Early Koop, Keith R. Maile, Bin Mi
  • Patent number: 10413733
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) that includes a housing, a first electrode secured relative to the housing, a second electrode secured relative to the housing, and a gyroscope secured relative to the housing. The IMD may include circuitry in the housing in communication with the first electrode, the second electrode, and the gyroscope. The circuitry may be configured to determine and store a plurality of torsion data measurements, from which a representation of a twist profile may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Bin Mi, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Keith R. Maile, Qi An, Brendan Early Koop, Yinghong Yu, Viktoria A. Averina, Michael J. Kane, Krzysztof Z. Siejko
  • Publication number: 20190223782
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sensing respiration from a subject are discussed. An embodiment of a respiration monitoring system may include a respiration analyzer circuit to select a physiologic signal from a plurality of signals of different types indicative of respiration, such as between first and second physiologic signals that are respectively detected using first and second detection algorithms, and to compute one or more respiration parameters using the selected signal. The system may select or adjust a respiration detection algorithm for detecting the respiration parameters. The physiologic signal, or the respiration detection algorithm, may each be selected based on a signal characteristic or a patient condition. A cardiopulmonary event may be detected using the computed respiration parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Gezheng Wen, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, John D. Hatlestad, Jonathan Bennett Shute, Qi An, Bin Mi, Yi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190223839
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to imaging a body part using sounds. In embodiments, a system comprises a motion sensor and a processing device communicatively coupled to the motion sensor. The motion sensor is configured to sense an acceleration wave produced by a sound emitted by a source and generate acceleration measurements in response to sensing the acceleration wave, wherein the source is associated with the body part of a subject. The processing device is configured to receive the acceleration measurements and determine a location of the source using a location of the motion sensor and the acceleration measurements. In addition, the processing device is configured to image the body part of the subject using the determined location of the source and the acceleration measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Shute, Pramodsingh H. Thakur, Bin Mi, Brian A. Clark, Qi An, Ramesh Wariar, Krzysztof Z. Siejko
  • Publication number: 20190201702
    Abstract: A system and method for communication between an IMD and an external reader includes bringing a portion of a patient's body into contact with a device-body contact surface of an external reader. The reader transmits a first transdermal carrier wave from the contact surface into the patient's body, where the first carrier wave includes a request for communication with the IMD. The transdermal carrier waves are electrical conductive waves, optical waves, or acoustic waves. Upon detection of the first carrier wave, the IMD transmits a second transdermal carrier wave including a request for an access key from the reader and the reader replies by transmitting a third transdermal carrier wave including the access key back to the IMD. If the access key is valid, the IMD transmits information by radio frequency (RF) in an RF communication mode or a fourth transdermal carrier wave including data from the IMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Bin Mi, Jonathan Bennett Shute, Kenneth P. Hoyme, Grace Ann Wiechman, Michael Sheehan Seeberger, Andrew Bomett