Patents by Inventor Jeffery Crook

Jeffery Crook 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: 20210098124
    Abstract: A medical device and method are provided. The medical device includes a battery, a charge bank configured to store supplemental energy, memory to store program instructions, and device operational circuitry. The device operational circuitry identifies an energy demand (ED) action to be performed by the device operational circuitry in connection with at least one of monitoring a medical characteristic of interest (COI), treating the medical COI, or wirelessly communicating with a separate device. The device operational circuitry obtains an energy consumption estimate for an amount of energy to be consumed by the device operational circuitry in connection with performing the ED action and dispatches a charge instruction to charge the charge bank from the battery with supplemental energy. The device operational circuitry supplies the supplemental energy to the device operational circuitry for performing the ED action in connection with the at least one of monitoring, treating or communicating operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffery Crook, Perry Li, Robert J. Williams
  • Publication number: 20200383053
    Abstract: A method for managing power during communication with an implantable medical device, including establishing a communications link, utilizing a power corresponding to a session start power, to initiate a current session between an implantable medical device (IMD) and external device. A telemetry break condition of the communications link is monitored during the current session. The power utilized by the IMD is adjusted between low and high power levels, during the current session based on the telemetry break condition. The number of sessions is counted, including the current session and one or more prior sessions, in which the IMD utilized the higher power level, and a level for the session start power to be utilized to initiate a next session following the current session is adaptively learned based on the counting of the number of sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Perry Li, Lequan Zhang, Xing Pei, Jeffery Crook, Yongjian Wu, Jun Yang, Chao-Wen Young
  • Publication number: 20200306553
    Abstract: Implantable cardioverter device (ICD) systems capable of delivering a multi-vector defibrillation shock, and methods for use therewith, are described herein. Such an ICD system can include a defibrillation charge capacitor, a charge circuit, first, second, and third electrodes, switches, a controller, and first, second and third filters. The defibrillation charge capacitor is coupled between a first voltage rail and a second voltage rail. The first filter is coupled between the first and second electrodes, and the second filter is coupled between the second and third electrodes, so that the first and second filters can shunt EMI signals. The third filter is coupled between the first and third electrodes and configured to provide for electrical symmetry when the first, second, and third electrodes are used to deliver a multi-vector defibrillation shock. Such filters, which can be implemented using capacitors, can be used to make the ICD system MRI compatible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery Crook, Eiji Shirai, Arpitha Ravishankar
  • Patent number: 10785720
    Abstract: A method for managing power during communication with an implantable medical device, including establishing a communications link, utilizing a power corresponding to a session start power, to initiate a current session between an implantable medical device (IMD) and external device. A telemetry break condition of the communications link is monitored during the current session. The power utilized by the IMD is adjusted between low and high power levels, during the current session based on the telemetry break condition. The number of sessions is counted, including the current session and one or more prior sessions, in which the IMD utilized the higher power level, and a level for the session start power to be utilized to initiate a next session following the current session is adaptively learned based on the counting of the number of sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Li, Lequan Zhang, Xing Pei, Jeffery Crook, Yongjian Wu, Jun Yang, Chao-Wen Young
  • Publication number: 20200236620
    Abstract: A method for managing power during communication with an implantable medical device, including establishing a communications link, utilizing a power corresponding to a session start power, to initiate a current session between an implantable medical device (IMD) and external device. A telemetry break condition of the communications link is monitored during the current session. The power utilized by the IMD is adjusted between low and high power levels, during the current session based on the telemetry break condition. The number of sessions is counted, including the current session and one or more prior sessions, in which the IMD utilized the higher power level, and a level for the session start power to be utilized to initiate a next session following the current session is adaptively learned based on the counting of the number of sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Perry Li, Lequan Zhang, Xing Pei, Jeffery Crook, Yongjian Wu, Jun Yang, Chao-Wen Young
  • Publication number: 20200161750
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device including a housing containing an electrical circuit. The implantable electronic device further includes an antenna assembly coupled to the electrical circuit. The antenna assembly includes an antenna including a dielectric antenna body within which an antenna trace is disposed. Portions of the antenna trace are disposed in offset transverse layers in a non-overlapping arrangement, thereby reducing capacitive coupling between the layers of the antenna trace. In certain implementations, the antenna assembly includes one or more capacitive features that selectively overlap portions of the antenna trace and facilitate tuning of the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Armando M. Cappa, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Alan B. Vogel, Wisit Lim, John R. Gonzalez, Alexander Robertson, Alex Soriano, Evan Sheldon, Perry Li, Jeffery Crook
  • Patent number: 10587038
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device having a housing containing an electrical circuit. The implantable electronic device further includes an antenna assembly coupled to the electrical circuit. The antenna assembly has an antenna with a dielectric antenna body within which an antenna trace is disposed. Portions of the antenna trace are disposed in offset transverse layers in a non-overlapping arrangement, thereby reducing capacitive coupling between the layers of the antenna trace. In certain implementations, the antenna assembly has one or more capacitive features that selectively overlap portions of the antenna trace and facilitate tuning of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Armando M. Cappa, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Alan B. Vogel, Wisit Lim, John R. Gonzalez, Alexander Robertson, Alex Soriano, Evan Sheldon, Perry Li, Jeffery Crook
  • Patent number: 9820511
    Abstract: The subject technology pertains to an herbal vaporization apparatus including an electric heat base comprising a glass pass-through tube, and a hydratube having a first end a second end, wherein the hydratube is configured to be removably coupled with the electric heat base at the second end to place the hydratube in fluidic communication with the glass pass-through tube. The electric heat base can be configured to be coupled to the hydratube such that the hydratube is vertically mounted on top of the electric heat base. The electric heat base can include a glass pass-through tube including a plurality of chambers separated by constrictions and configured to receive and transmit a volume of gas, and a heating element disposed adjacent to the glass pass-through tube to heat the volume of gas received by the glass pass-through tube. Furthermore, the herbal vaporization apparatus can also include an herbal containment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Seibo Ping-Chen Shen, Jeffery Crook
  • Publication number: 20160021935
    Abstract: The subject technology pertains to an herbal vaporization apparatus including an electric heat base comprising a glass pass-through tube, and a hydratube having a first end a second end, wherein the hydratube is configured to be removably coupled with the electric heat base at the second end to place the hydratube in fluidic communication with the glass pass-through tube. The electric heat base can be configured to be coupled to the hydratube such that the hydratube is vertically mounted on top of the electric heat base. The electric heat base can include a glass pass-through tube including a plurality of chambers separated by constrictions and configured to receive and transmit a volume of gas, and a heating element disposed adjacent to the glass pass-through tube to heat the volume of gas received by the glass pass-through tube. Furthermore, the herbal vaporization apparatus can also include an herbal containment unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Seibo Ping-Chen Shen, Jeffery Crook
  • Patent number: 9149586
    Abstract: The subject technology pertains to an herbal vaporization apparatus including an electric heat base comprising a glass pass-through tube, and a hydratube having a first end a second end, wherein the hydratube is configured to be removably coupled with the electric heat base at the second end to place the hydratube in fluidic communication with the glass pass-through tube. The electric heat base can be configured to be coupled to the hydratube such that the hydratube is vertically mounted on top of the electric heat base. The electric heat base can include a glass pass-through tube including a plurality of chambers separated by constrictions and configured to receive and transmit a volume of gas, and a heating element disposed adjacent to the glass pass-through tube to heat the volume of gas received by the glass pass-through tube. Furthermore, the herbal vaporization apparatus can also include an herbal containment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Seibo Ping-Cheng Shen, Jeffery Crook
  • Publication number: 20120199572
    Abstract: The subject technology pertains to an herbal vaporization apparatus including an electric heat base comprising a glass pass-through tube, and a hydratube having a first end a second end, wherein the hydratube is configured to be removably coupled with the electric heat base at the second end to place the hydratube in fluidic communication with the glass pass-through tube. The electric heat base can be configured to be coupled to the hydratube such that the hydratube is vertically mounted on top of the electric heat base. The electric heat base can include a glass pass-through tube including a plurality of chambers separated by constrictions and configured to receive and transmit a volume of gas, and a heating element disposed adjacent to the glass pass-through tube to heat the volume of gas received by the glass pass-through tube. Furthermore, the herbal vaporization apparatus can also include an herbal containment unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: Vape-X Inc.
    Inventors: Seibo Ping-Cheng SHEN, Jeffery Crook
  • Publication number: 20070277385
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a tiltmeter includes a first elongate element having first and second ends, and a second elongate element having a first end supported by the first end of the first element, and a second end supported by the second end of the first element. The tiltmeter also includes sensing apparatus supported by the second element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: David Bullock, Gary Holzhausen, Jeffery Crook