Patents by Inventor Gust H. Bardy

Gust H. Bardy 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: 10736529
    Abstract: Long-term electrocardiographic and physiological monitoring over a period lasting up to several years in duration can be provided through a continuously-recording subcutaneous insertable cardiac monitor (ICM). The sensing circuitry and the physical layout of the electrodes are specifically optimized to capture electrical signals from the propagation of low amplitude, relatively low frequency content cardiac action potentials, particularly the P-waves that are generated during atrial activation. The ICM is intended to be implanted centrally and positioned axially and slightly to either the left or right of the sternal midline in the parasternal region of the chest, with at least one of the ECG sensing electrodes of the ICM being disposed for being positioned in a region overlying the sternum or adjacent to the sternum and the other of the electrodes also being disposed for being positioned over the sternum or adjacent to the sternum of on the patient's chest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 10736532
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating a cardiac rhythm disorder diagnosis with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A plurality of R-wave peaks are identified in a set of ECG data and a difference between recording times of successive pairs of the R-wave peaks are calculated as R-R intervals. A heart rate associated with each time difference is determined. An R-R interval plot of the ECG data is formed. The R-R intervals are plotted along an x-axis of the R-R interval plot and the heart rates associated with the R-R intervals are plotted along a y-axis of the R-R interval plot. A diagnostic composite plot is generated, including the R-R interval plot, a near field view of a portion of the ECG data, and an intermediate field view of a different portion of the ECG data for diagnosis of a cardiac event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gust H. Bardy, Ezra M Dreisbach
  • Patent number: 10736531
    Abstract: Long-term electrocardiographic and physiological monitoring over a period lasting up to several years in duration can be provided through a continuously-recording subcutaneous insertable cardiac monitor (ICM). The sensing circuitry and the physical layout of the electrodes are specifically optimized to capture electrical signals from the propagation of low amplitude, relatively low frequency content cardiac action potentials, particularly the P-waves that are generated during atrial activation. In general, the ICM is intended to be implanted centrally and positioned axially and slightly to either the left or right of the sternal midline in the parasternal region of the chest. Additionally, the ICM includes an ECG sensing circuit that measures raw cutaneous electrical signals and performs signal processing prior to outputting the processed signals for sampling and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gust H. Bardy, Jason Felix
  • Patent number: 10728204
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating online opinion sharing about proximate motor vehicles with the aid of a digital computer. Motor vehicle identifying indicia uniquely identifying a motor vehicle about which an opinion can be shared is received from a voter who accessed a voter entry page of an online motor vehicle voting service via a user interface. The identifying indicia can be obtained using a computing device executing a mobile application, which can interface with a variety of devices to obtain the indicia. The voter is redirected from the voter entry page to a voting page of a social networking site for sharing the opinion. Then, a plurality of opinions about the motor vehicle is tallied. The voter and the driver of the vehicle can exchange messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Publication number: 20200170536
    Abstract: Physiological monitoring can be provided through a lightweight wearable monitor that includes two components, a flexible extended wear electrode patch and a reusable monitor recorder that removably snaps into a receptacle on the electrode patch. The wearable monitor sits centrally (in the midline) on the patient's chest along the sternum oriented top-to-bottom. The placement of the wearable monitor in a location at the sternal midline, with its unique narrow “hourglass”-like shape, significantly improves the ability of the wearable monitor to cutaneously sense cardiac electrical potential signals, particularly the P-wave and, to a lesser extent, the QRS interval signals indicating ventricular activity in the ECG waveforms. Additionally, the monitor recorder includes an ECG sensing circuit that measures raw cutaneous electrical signals and performs signal processing prior to outputting the processed signals for sampling and storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy
  • Publication number: 20200170531
    Abstract: Physiological monitoring can be provided through a lightweight wearable monitor that includes two components, a flexible extended wear electrode patch and a reusable monitor recorder that removably snaps into a receptacle on the electrode patch. The wearable monitor sits centrally on the patient's chest along the sternum oriented top-to-bottom. The placement of the wearable monitor in a location at the sternal midline, with its unique narrow “hourglass”-like shape, significantly improves the ability of the wearable monitor to cutaneously sense cardiac electrical potential signals, particularly the P-wave and the QRS interval signals indicating ventricular activity in the ECG waveforms. In particular, the ECG electrodes on the electrode patch are tailored to be positioned axially along the midline of the sternum for capturing action potential propagation in an orientation that corresponds to the aVF lead used in a conventional 12-lead ECG that is used to sense positive or upright P-waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jon Mikalson Bishay, Jason Felix, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 10667711
    Abstract: Physiological monitoring can be provided through a wearable monitor that includes two components, a flexible extended wear electrode patch and a removable reusable monitor recorder. The wearable monitor sits centrally on the patient's chest along the sternum oriented top-to-bottom. The placement of the wearable monitor in a location at the sternal midline (or immediately to either side of the sternum) benefits extended wear by removing the requirement that ECG electrodes be continually placed in the same spots on the skin throughout the monitoring period. The wearable monitor can interoperate wirelessly with other physiology and activity sensors and mobile devices, and can include cellular phone capabilities. The power usage of the wireless communication can be reduced by using a low energy wireless transceiver in the monitor. The monitor detects that the monitor has been adhered to the patient and begin collecting physiological data after such detection, preserving battery power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy
  • Publication number: 20200138290
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an ambulatory encoding monitor recorder optimized for rescalable encoding and a method of use are provided. The monitor recorder includes a memory configured to store a plurality of codes and a plurality of electrocardiographic values associated with each of the codes; and a micro-processor configured to obtain electrocardiographic values during a sequence of temporal windows and to process the electrocardiographic values within each of the windows, the processing including: perform a mathematical operation on two of the electrocardiographic values; analyze a result of each of the mathematical operations; based on the analysis, adjust the plurality of the electrocardiographic values associated with each of the codes; encode each of the electrocardiography values within that window with one of the codes based on the adjusted plurality of the electrocardiographic values associated with that code; and write each of the codes into a sequence in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Gust H. Bardy, Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Ezra M. Dreisbach
  • Publication number: 20200138291
    Abstract: An electrocardiography monitor configured for self-optimizing ECG data compression is provided. ECG waveform characteristics are rarely identical in patients with cardiac disease making this innovation crucial for the long-term data storage and analysis of complex cardiac rhythm disorders. The monitor includes a memory and a micro-controller operable to execute under a micro-programmable control and configured to: obtain a series of electrode voltage values; select one or more of a plurality of compression algorithms for compressing the electrode voltage series; apply one or more of the selected compression algorithms to the electrode voltage series; evaluate a degree of compression of the electrode voltage series achieved using the application of the selected algorithms; apply one or more of the compression algorithms to the compressed electrode voltage series upon the degree of compression not meeting a predefined threshold; and store the compressed electrode voltage series within the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Gust H. Bardy, Jason Felix, Ezra M. Dreisbach
  • Patent number: 10631748
    Abstract: An extended wear electrocardiography patch with wire interconnects is provided. The patch includes a flexible backing formed of an elongated strip of stretchable material with narrow longitudinal midsection evenly tapering inward from a distal end and a proximal end, the elongated strip adherable only at a contact surface defined on each of the ends; a pair of electrocardiographic electrodes interfaced to one or more of a set of electrode pads, each of the electrodes including an electrically conductive surface only exposed on the contact surface; a battery connected to one or more of the pads of the set via at least one flexile wire interconnect, the battery secured in place via a flexile wire; and the set of electrical contact pads included on the flexible backing and formed by a set of further flexile wires, the set configured to interface the electrodes and the battery with an electrocardiography monitor recorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 10624552
    Abstract: A method for constructing physiological electrode assembly with integrated flexile wire components is provided. A flexible backing is formed from a stretchable woven textile material, the flexible backing having a proximal flexible backing end and a distal flexible backing end. A set of flexile wires is integrated into the proximal flexible backing end to form a set of electrical contact surfaces shaped to interface with a monitor recorder on a side of proximal electrical backing end opposite the contact side of the proximal flexible backing end. An electrocardiographic electrode is positioned on the contact side of the distal flexible backing end. A further electrocardiographic electrode is positioned on the contact side of the proximal flexible backing end. One of the electrical contact surface of the set of electrical surfaces is connected to the electrocardiographic electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 10624551
    Abstract: Long-term electrocardiographic and physiological monitoring over a period lasting up to several years in duration can be provided through a continuously-recording subcutaneous insertable cardiac monitor (ICM). The sensing circuitry and the physical layout of the electrodes are specifically optimized to capture electrical signals from the propagation of low amplitude, relatively low frequency content cardiac action potentials, particularly the P-waves that are generated during atrial activation and storing samples of captured signals. In general, the ICM is intended to be implanted centrally and positioned axially and either over the sternum or slightly to either the left or right of the sternal midline in the parasternal region of the chest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gust H. Bardy, Jason Felix
  • Patent number: 10602977
    Abstract: A monitor recorder optimized for electrocardiography and respiratory data acquisition and processing is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gust H. Bardy, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Jason Felix
  • Publication number: 20200085337
    Abstract: An extended wear electrocardiography and physiological sensor monitor recorder is provided. A set of electrical contacts extend from a bottom surface of a proximal end of a sealed housing. The sealed housing includes electronic circuitry, including an electrographic front end circuit to sense electrocardiographic signals and a micro-controller interfaced to the electrocardiographic front end circuit to sample the electrocardiographic signals. A patient feedback button located is on a top surface of the proximal end of the sealed housing and positioned above the feedback bottom on the distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy
  • Publication number: 20200060563
    Abstract: A system and method for classifier-based atrial fibrillation detection with the aid of a digital computer are provided. Electrocardiography (ECG) features and annotated patterns of the features are maintained in a database, at least some of the patterns associated with atrial fibrillation. A classifier is trained based on the annotated patterns. A representation of an ECG signal recorded by one or more ambulatory monitors is received. ECG features in the representation falling within each of the temporal windows are detected. The trained classifier is used to identify patterns of the ECG features. At least one matrix with weights for the patterns are generated. A value indicative of whether portions of the representation are associated the patient experiencing atrial fibrillation is calculated. That one or more of the portions are associated with the patient experiencing atrial fibrillation is determined. An action is taken based on one or more of the determinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Rodney Boleyn, Ezra M. Dreisbach, Chuck Dulken, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 10561328
    Abstract: Physiological monitoring can be provided through a lightweight wearable monitor that includes two components, a flexible extended wear electrode patch and a reusable monitor recorder that removably snaps into a receptacle on the electrode patch. The wearable monitor sits centrally on the patient's chest along the sternum oriented top-to-bottom. The placement of the wearable monitor in a location at the sternal midline, with its unique narrow “hourglass”-like shape, significantly improves the ability of the wearable monitor to cutaneously sense cardiac electrical potential signals, particularly the P-wave and the QRS interval signals indicating ventricular activity in the ECG waveforms. In particular, the ECG electrodes on the electrode patch are tailored to be positioned axially along the midline of the sternum for capturing action potential propagation in an orientation that corresponds to the aVF lead used in a conventional 12-lead ECG that is used to sense positive or upright P-waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jon Mikalson Bishay, Jason Felix, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 10561326
    Abstract: Physiological monitoring can be provided through a lightweight wearable monitor that includes two components, a flexible extended wear electrode patch and a reusable monitor recorder that removably snaps into a receptacle on the electrode patch. The wearable monitor sits centrally (in the midline) on the patient's chest along the sternum oriented top-to-bottom. The placement of the wearable monitor in a location at the sternal midline, with its unique narrow “hourglass”-like shape, significantly improves the ability of the wearable monitor to cutaneously sense cardiac electrical potential signals, particularly the P-wave and, to a lesser extent, the QRS interval signals indicating ventricular activity in the ECG waveforms. Additionally, the monitor recorder includes an ECG sensing circuit that measures raw cutaneous electrical signals and performs signal processing prior to outputting the processed signals for sampling and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy
  • Publication number: 20200037915
    Abstract: An extended wear electrocardiography and physiological sensor monitor is provided. An electrode patch includes an integrated flexible circuit having a single piece of material that includes a longitudinal midsection between upper and lower ends and a mirror image shape of the upper end extending from at least a portion of one side of the upper end that runs substantially parallel to the midsection and folds over the upper end. A receptacle is adhered on an outward surface of the mirror image when the integrated circuit is folded over the upper end. One electrode is positioned on a contact surface of the integrated circuit on the upper end and another electrode is positioned on the contact surface on the lower end. A battery is directly adhered to the outward surface of the mirror image and positioned under the receptacle. A monitor is configured to be removably secured in the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Jon Mikalson Bishay, Jason Felix, Gust H. Bardy, Joshua Djon Green, Jared Brandon Floyd
  • Publication number: 20200029842
    Abstract: A system for secure physiological data acquisition and delivery is provided. The system includes a monitoring patch that includes a flexible backing; a pair of electrocardiographic electrodes included on a contact surface of each end of the flexible backing; a receptacle affixed to a non-contacting surface of the flexible backing and including an electro-mechanical docking interface for interfacing with a monitor recorder; a pair of flexible circuit traces affixed at each end of the flexible backing with each circuit trace connecting one of the electrocardiographic electrodes to the electro-mechanical docking interface; and a circuit operable to store an identifier associated with the patch and an encrypted password necessary to access physiological monitoring data obtained using the patch identified by that identifier, the circuit configured to provide via the electro-mechanical docking interface the password and the identifier to the monitor recorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Ezra M. Dreisbach, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Corey Bailey Williamson, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: D892340
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy