Patents by Inventor David L. Perschbacher

David L. Perschbacher 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).

  • Publication number: 20200359960
    Abstract: An example of a system for managing pain may include a pain monitoring circuit, a pain relief device, and a control circuit. The pain monitoring circuit may include a parameter analyzer and a pain score generator. The parameter analyzer may be configured to receive and analyze at least two parameters selected from a physiological parameter indicative of a physiological function or state of a patient, a functional parameter indicative of a physical activity or state of the patient, or a patient parameter including subjective information provided by the patient. The pain score generator may be configured to compute a composite pain score using an outcome of the analysis. The composite pain score may indicate a degree of the pain. The pain relief device may be configured to deliver a pain-relief therapy. The control circuit may be configured to control the delivery of the pain-relief therapy using the composite pain score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Elizabeth Mary Annoni, Bryan Allen Clark, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Jianwen Gu, James John Kleinedler, Kyle Harish Srivastava, David J. Ternes, David L. Perschbacher, Rosana Esteller
  • Publication number: 20200323452
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to receive cardiac electrical information and premature ventricular contraction (PVC) information of a subject, detect atrial fibrillation (AF) of the subject using the received cardiac electrical information, and adjust AF detection using the received PVC information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Deepa Mahajan, David L. Perschbacher, Sunipa Saha
  • Publication number: 20200323459
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to detect an initial arrhythmia event indication and, after a threshold amount of detection window intervals detecting the initial arrhythmia event indication, adjust a set of arrhythmia parameters or at least one of a respective set of parameter thresholds to increase sensitivity of an extended arrhythmia event indication detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Sunipa Saha, David L. Perschbacher, Deepa Mahajan
  • Patent number: 10786172
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting atrial arrhythmias such as atrial tachyarrhythmia (AT) are described herein. An AT detection system may include a heart rate detector circuit configured to detect, from a physiological signal, representative ventricular heart rates within heart rate analysis windows. An atrial tachyarrhythmia detector circuit may perform an initial rate detection using a first ventricular heart rate statistic generated from the representative ventricular heart rates, and to perform a sustained arrhythmia detection using one or more second ventricular heart rate statistics generated within a second plurality of heart rate analysis windows during a specific duration. An AT event is detected if the second ventricular heart rate statistics satisfy a specific condition throughout the specific duration. The AT detection system may include an output unit that may output the detected AT to a user or a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Perschbacher, Sunipa Saha
  • Patent number: 10765379
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing machine-generated medical alerts associated with physiological events detected from one or more patients are described herein. An alert management system may receive medical events detected from a patient and physiological data associated with patient historical medical alerts. The system comprises an alert prioritizer circuit to generate an event priority indicator for the detected medical event, using a comparison between the detected medical event and the physiological data associated with patient historical medical alerts. The system can identify prolific alert patients using the information about the historical medical alerts. The alert prioritizer circuit can adjust a priority of the detected medical event, and an output circuit can present a priority to a user or a process using the event priority indicator and the identification of prolific alert patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Perschbacher, Sunipa Saha, JoAnna Trapp Simpson, Keith Mattson
  • Patent number: 10750994
    Abstract: An example of a system for managing pain may include a pain monitoring circuit, a pain relief device, and a control circuit. The pain monitoring circuit may include a parameter analyzer and a pain score generator. The parameter analyzer may be configured to receive and analyze at least two parameters selected from a physiological parameter indicative of a physiological function or state of a patient, a functional parameter indicative of a physical activity or state of the patient, or a patient parameter including subjective information provided by the patient. The pain score generator may be configured to compute a composite pain score using an outcome of the analysis. The composite pain score may indicate a degree of the pain. The pain relief device may be configured to deliver a pain-relief therapy. The control circuit may be configured to control the delivery of the pain-relief therapy using the composite pain score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Elizabeth M. Annoni, Bryan Allen Clark, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Jianwen Gu, James John Kleinedler, Kyle Harish Srivastava, David J. Ternes, David L. Perschbacher, Rosana Esteller
  • Patent number: 10744334
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting cardiac arrhythmias such as an atrial fibrillation (AF) are described herein. The AF detection system includes a sensor circuit to sense a physiological signal, a heartbeat processor to recognize a plurality of beat patterns using cycle length of two more consecutive cardiac cycles. The beat patterns can be indicative of temporal relationship between the consecutive cardiac cycles. The heartbeat processor may generate a repetitiveness indictor based on a statistical measurement of various beat patterns. The AF detection system includes an arrhythmia detector to detect an episode of AF based on the repetitiveness indictor, and to discriminate the AF from other arrhythmias of atrio-ventricular conduction abnormalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Perschbacher, Arjun D. Sharma, Sunipa Saha, Krzysztof Z. Siejko
  • Publication number: 20200215344
    Abstract: An example of a system may include a sensing circuit and an atrial fibrillation (AF) detection circuit. The sensing circuit may be configured to sense a cardiac signal indicative of atrial and ventricular depolarizations. The AF detection circuit may be configured to detect AF using the cardiac signal and may include a detector and a detection enhancer. The detector may be configured to detect the ventricular depolarizations using the cardiac signal, to measure ventricular intervals each between two successively detected ventricular depolarizations, and to detect the AF using the ventricular intervals. The detection enhancer may include a respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) detector configured to detect RSA using the cardiac signal and may be configured to verify each detection of the AF based on whether the RSA is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: David L. Perschbacher, Sunipa Saha, Deepa Mahajan
  • Publication number: 20200214623
    Abstract: An example of a system for providing a patient with pain management includes a pain monitoring circuit. The pain monitoring circuit may include parameter analyzer circuitry and pain score generator circuitry. The parameter analyzer circuitry may be configured to receive and analyze one or more timing parameters and one or more baroreflex parameters allowing for determination of baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) of the patient. The one or more timing parameters are indicative of time intervals during which values of the one or more baroreflex parameters are used to determine the BRS. The pain score generator circuitry may be configured to compute a pain score using an outcome of the analysis. The pain score is a function of the BRS during the time intervals and indicative of a degree of pain of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Elizabeth Mary Annoni, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Bryan Allen Clark, Kyle Harish Srivastava, Jianwen Gu, James John Kleinedler, David J. Ternes, David L. Perschbacher
  • Patent number: 10702167
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a sensing circuit configured to generate a sensed physiological signal that includes physiological information of a subject, a detection circuit, and a control circuit. The detection circuit detects a physiological condition of a subject using the physiological signal. The control circuit stores sampled values of a segment of the physiological signal in temporary memory storage; and stores the sampled values in non-temporary storage in response to receiving an indication of continued detection of the physiological condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepa Mahajan, David L. Perschbacher, Arjun D. Sharma
  • Patent number: 10702180
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, apparatus, systems, and methods to determine a first atrial fibrillation (AF) indication using received information about a heart over a first period, to cluster depolarization information about the heart over the first period, and to discriminate between an atrial fibrillation (AF) event and a non-AF event in the first period using the determined first AF indication the clustered depolarization information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Perschbacher, Sunipa Saha, Deepa Mahajan
  • Patent number: 10687728
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to adjust arrhythmia detection using physiological information of a patient, including detecting a candidate cardiac event about a threshold, displaying the detected candidate cardiac event to a user, receiving user information about the detected candidate cardiac event, and adjusting an arrhythmia detection threshold based upon the received user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith L. Herrmann, Sunipa Saha, Arjun D. Sharma, David L. Perschbacher, Derek D. Bohn, Krzysztof Z. Siejko
  • Publication number: 20200188673
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing pain in patient are described. A system may include sensors configured to sense physiological or functional signals, and a pain analyzer to generate signal metrics from the physiological or functional signals. The pain analyzer also generates weight factors corresponding to the signal metrics. The weight factors may indicate the signal metrics reliability in representing an intensity of the pain. The pain analyzer generates a pain score using a plurality of signal metrics and a plurality of weight factors. The pain score may be output to a user or a process. The system may additionally include an electrostimulator to generate and deliver closed-loop pain therapy according to the pain score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Jianwen Gu, Bryan Allen Clark, David J. Ternes, David L. Perschbacher, James John Kleinedler, Elizabeth Mary Annoni
  • Publication number: 20200178826
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting cardiac arrhythmia are discussed. An exemplary arrhythmia detection system can receive physiologic information of the patient, measure a first signal metric using a first portion of the received physiologic information, and determine an arrhythmia detection duration using a comparison between the measured first signal metric and a reference signal metric value. The system includes an arrhythmia detector to detect an AT episode using a second portion of the physiologic information corresponding to the determined arrhythmia detection duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Deepa Mahajan, David L. Perschbacher, Sunipa Saha
  • Publication number: 20200178829
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial tachyarrhythmia (AT) are discussed. An exemplary system includes a ventricular beat analyzer circuit to detect ventricular beats and assess ventricular activity, such as to evaluate a ventricular rate stability. The system includes an arrhythmia detector circuit to detect respective AT indications in distinct time periods using portions of received physiologic information during the distinct time periods. A control circuit can monitor the ventricular beats on a beat-by-beat basis, in response to the detected ventricular beats satisfying an instability condition, trigger AT detections during the distinct time periods and withhold AT detection in a subsequent time period if no AT is detected in the present time period. An AT characteristic may be generated using the detected AT indications. A therapy may be delivered in accordance with the AT characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: David L. Perschbacher, Deepa Mahajan, Sunipa Saha
  • Patent number: 10667747
    Abstract: An example of a system for providing a patient with pain management includes a pain monitoring circuit. The pain monitoring circuit may include parameter analyzer circuitry and pain score generator circuitry. The parameter analyzer circuitry may be configured to receive and analyze one or more timing parameters and one or more baroreflex parameters allowing for determination of baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) of the patient. The one or more timing parameters are indicative of time intervals during which values of the one or more baroreflex parameters are used to determine the BRS. The pain score generator circuitry may be configured to compute a pain score using an outcome of the analysis. The pain score is a function of the BRS during the time intervals and indicative of a degree of pain of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Elizabeth Mary Annoni, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Bryan Allen Clark, Kyle Harish Srivastava, Jianwen Gu, James John Kleinedler, David J. Ternes, David L. Perschbacher
  • Patent number: 10646131
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cardiac signal sensing circuit configured to generate a sensed cardiac signal representative of electrical cardiac activity of a subject, a buffer memory and a pause detection circuit. The pause detection circuit is configured to: identify ventricular depolarization in the cardiac signal or the sampled cardiac signal; detect a candidate pause episode using the cardiac signal in which delay in ventricular depolarization exceeds a specified delay threshold; identify noise events in a stored cardiac signal; and discard the cardiac signal of the candidate pause episode when a number of noise events satisfies a specified noise event number threshold, otherwise store the cardiac signal of the candidate pause episode as a bradycardia pause episode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Krzysztof Z. Siejko, Derek D. Bohn, David L. Perschbacher, Adam MacEwen, Sunipa Saha, Keith L. Herrmann
  • Publication number: 20200129772
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pacing cardiac conductive tissue are described. In an embodiment, a medical system includes an electrostimulation circuit to generate pacing pulses to stimulate a His bundle or a bunch branch. A sensing circuit senses a far-field ventricular activation, determines a cardiac synchrony indicator using the far-field ventricular activation in response to His bundle or bundle branch pacing, and verifies His-bundle capture status using the determined cardiac synchrony indicator. The system can determine a pacing threshold using the capture status under different stimulation strength values. The electrostimulation circuit can deliver stimulation pulses in accordance with the determined pacing threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: David Arthur Casavant, Deepa Mahajan, David L. Perschbacher
  • Patent number: 10631744
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a subject for an arrhythmia includes an external monitoring device (EMD) configured to be disposed outside of a subject's body. The EMD includes a first communication component configured to receive, from a medical device, a first physiological parameter signal and an indication of a detected trigger event associated with a first portion of the first physiological parameter signal. The trigger event is indicative of a potential arrhythmia. The EMD also includes an analysis component configured to (1) identify a second portion of the first physiological parameter signal, where the second portion satisfies a discard criterion, (2) discard the second portion, and (3) perform an arrhythmia confirmation evaluation using a third portion of the first physiological parameter signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepa Mahajan, David L. Perschbacher, Pramodsingh H. Thakur
  • Patent number: 10617320
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a sensing circuit configured to generate a sensed physiological signal representative of cardiac activity of a subject, an arrhythmia detection circuit, a control circuit, and a memory. The arrhythmia detection circuit detects an episode of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the sensed cardiac signal using a first AF detection criterion, and detects the episode of AF using a second AF detection criterion. The first AF detection criterion has greater sensitivity to AF detection than the second AF detection criterion, and the second AF detection criterion has greater specificity to AF detection than the first AF detection criterion. The control circuit initiates storing of sampled values of a segment of the cardiac signal that includes the episode of AF when the episode of AF is detected by both the first AF detection criterion and the second AF detection criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepa Mahajan, David L. Perschbacher, Keith L. Herrmann