Patents by Inventor Daniel Yerkovich

Daniel Yerkovich 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: 9981142
    Abstract: Appropriate cardiac therapy is determined by data sensed and analyzed by the disclosed defibrillators and other medical devices that one or both of treat and monitor a patient. The disclosed devices sense various patient physiological parameters including patient pulse and breathing data to determine whether the patient has a pulse and to determine if the patient is breathing. Depending on the analysis of the generated patient physiological data, the disclosed devices determine the appropriate therapy for the patient, which can include providing breathing assistance to the patient and providing electrotherapy and other therapies to the patient. Some of the disclosed medical devices can be wearable by the patient. The disclosed devices can include therapy modules like electrotherapy for delivering therapies to the patient while other devices monitor but do not deliver the therapies to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Publication number: 20180028830
    Abstract: Appropriate cardiac therapy is determined by data sensed and analyzed by the disclosed defibrillators and other medical devices that one or both of treat and monitor a patient. The disclosed devices sense various patient physiological parameters including patient pulse and breathing data to determine whether the patient has a pulse and to determine if the patient is breathing. Depending on the analysis of the generated patient physiological data, the disclosed devices determine the appropriate therapy for the patient, which can include providing breathing assistance to the patient and providing electrotherapy and other therapies to the patient. Some of the disclosed medical devices can be wearable by the patient. The disclosed devices can include therapy modules like electrotherapy for delivering therapies to the patient while other devices monitor but do not deliver the therapies to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Publication number: 20160106992
    Abstract: Appropriate cardiac therapy is determined by data sensed and analyzed by the disclosed defibrillators and other medical devices that one or both of treat and monitor a patient. The disclosed devices sense various patient physiological parameters including patient pulse and breathing data to determine whether the patient has a pulse and to determine if the patient is breathing. Depending on the analysis of the generated patient physiological data, the disclosed devices determine the appropriate therapy for the patient, which can include providing breathing assistance to the patient and providing electrotherapy and other therapies to the patient. Some of the disclosed medical devices can be wearable by the patient. The disclosed devices can include therapy modules like electrotherapy for delivering therapies to the patient while other devices monitor but do not deliver the therapies to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Patent number: 9248306
    Abstract: A cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. A medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided. The medical devices, or any portion thereof, can be worn by the patient or may be attached to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Patent number: 8744577
    Abstract: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Publication number: 20130338724
    Abstract: A cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. A medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided. The medical devices, or any portion thereof, can be worn by the patient or may be attached to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Patent number: 8532766
    Abstract: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Publication number: 20120302896
    Abstract: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Patent number: 8239024
    Abstract: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Publication number: 20120035678
    Abstract: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Publication number: 20120029584
    Abstract: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Publication number: 20120029583
    Abstract: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Publication number: 20120029368
    Abstract: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Publication number: 20120022339
    Abstract: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Publication number: 20110144708
    Abstract: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Patent number: 7917209
    Abstract: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae H. Joo, Ronald E. Stickney, Cynthia P. Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David R. Hampton, James W. Taylor, William E. Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Publication number: 20090264948
    Abstract: Defibrillator assemblies and methods to wirelessly transfer energy from an external source to a battery or other rechargeable power source within the defibrillator assembly. The transfer of energy may be through a non-contact interface on a defibrillator cradle or a docking station that mounts the defibrillator. The rate of energy transfer may be equal to the energy drain caused by self-discharge and automated self-testing. Accordingly, since the rate of energy transfer is lower than that required to run the defibrillator system continuously, several wireless methods of energy transfer may be used. In addition, the defibrillator assembly may communicate diagnostic and non-diagnostic data to the external source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: Medtronic Physio-Control Corp.
    Inventors: Paul S. Tamura, Daniel Yerkovich, Patrick F. Kelly, Richard C. Nova, Joseph Bradley Williamson, Stephen B. Johnson, Gary A. DeBardi
  • Patent number: 7570994
    Abstract: Defibrillator assemblies and methods to wirelessly transfer energy from an external source to a battery or other rechargeable power source within the defibrillator assembly. The transfer of energy may be through a non-contact interface on a defibrillator cradle or a docking station that mounts the defibrillator. The rate of energy transfer may be equal to the energy drain caused by self-discharge and automated self-testing. Accordingly, since the rate of energy transfer is lower than that required to run the defibrillator system continuously, several wireless methods of energy transfer may be used. In addition, the defibrillator assembly may communicate diagnostic and non-diagnostic data to the external source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Medtronic Physio-Control Corp.
    Inventors: Paul S. Tamura, Daniel Yerkovich, Patrick F. Kelly, Richard Nova, Joseph Bradley Williamson, Stephen B. Johnson, Gary DeBardi
  • Publication number: 20050240234
    Abstract: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Applicants: Medtronic Emergency Response Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae Joo, Ronald Stickney, Cynthia Jayne, Paula Lank, Patricia O'Hearn, David Hampton, James Taylor, William Crone, Daniel Yerkovich
  • Patent number: 6928322
    Abstract: A system is provided for delivering a defibrillation pulse to a patient and a corresponding method of storing such a system is provided in accordance with the present invention. The system includes a defibrillator (e.g., an AED) that is configured to deliver the defibrillation pulse to the patient and a cell that is configured to convert light into electrical power for the defibrillator. The method includes storing an defibrillator of the system for future use and arranging a light receiving system to receive light such that the light receiving system converts light into electrical power for the defibrillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Medtronic Physio-Control Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Yerkovich, Gregory T. Kavounas