Patents by Inventor Joel R. Lauer

Joel R. Lauer 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: 20200288989
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a cardiovascular pressure in a patient includes measuring, by pressure sensing circuitry of an implantable pressure sensing device, the cardiovascular pressure of the patient. The method further includes transmitting, via wireless communication circuitry of the implantable pressure sensing device, the measured cardiovascular pressure to another device. The method further includes determining, by processing circuitry of the other device, whether a posture of the patient at a time of the measured cardiovascular pressure was a target posture for cardiovascular pressure measurements. The method further includes determining, by the processing circuitry of the other device, whether to store or discard the transmitted cardiovascular pressure based on determining whether the posture was the target posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Mary M. Morris, Ruth N. Klepfer, Karen J. Kleckner, Joel R. Lauer
  • Patent number: 10702213
    Abstract: A method and device for differentiating heart failure risk scores that includes determining receipt of a current data transmission and acquiring patient metrics from a remote monitoring device, determining a daily heart failure risk score for each day occurring during a time period from a previous received data transmission to the current received data transmission based on the acquired patient metrics, and determining a maximum daily heart failure risk score of the determined daily heart failure risk scores during a lookback window prior to the current received data transmission. A heart failure risk score is determined for the received data transmission based on the determined maximum daily heart failure risk score, and a heart failure risk score alert is determined for the received data transmission based on the proximity of the determined maximum heart failure risk score and the current received data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinod Sharma, Joel R. Lauer, Holly S. Norman
  • Patent number: 10376159
    Abstract: Systems, devices disclosed provide example methods comprising determining that a triggering event has occurred based on statuses for a set of physiological parameters associated with the patient, the physiological parameters indicative of the patient engaging in a patient initiated physical activity, generating a trigger output signal in response to the determination that the triggering event has occurred, wirelessly transmitting the trigger output signal to a pressure sensing device implanted in a vessel of the patient, triggering, based on receiving the trigger output signal, the pressure sensing device to sense a cardiovascular pressure of the patient; and transmitting, by the pressure sensing device, a wireless signal comprising data corresponding to the sensed cardiovascular pressure of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary M. Morris, Ruth N. Klepfer, Karen J. Kleckner, Joel R. Lauer
  • Publication number: 20190125273
    Abstract: A method and device for differentiating heart failure risk scores that includes determining receipt of a current data transmission and acquiring patient metrics from a remote monitoring device, determining a daily heart failure risk score for each day occurring during a time period from a previous received data transmission to the current received data transmission based on the acquired patient metrics, and determining a maximum daily heart failure risk score of the determined daily heart failure risk scores during a lookback window prior to the current received data transmission. A heart failure risk score is determined for the received data transmission based on the determined maximum daily heart failure risk score, and a heart failure risk score alert is determined for the received data transmission based on the proximity of the determined maximum heart failure risk score and the current received data transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Vinod Sharma, Joel R. Lauer, Holly S. Norman
  • Patent number: 10251573
    Abstract: Example techniques, systems, and devices select one or more portions of EGM signal data for presentation based on an identified cardiac episode type of the EGM signal data. For example, one or more processors are configured to receive cardiac electrogram (EGM) signal data collected from a medical device associated with a patient. The EGM signal data may include a detected cardiac episode identified as one of a plurality of episode types. The one or more processors may also be configured to select, based on the identified one of the plurality of episode types, one or more portions of the EGM signal data associated with the detected cardiac episode, and output the selected one or more portions of the EGM signal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T Ousdigian, Joel R Lauer, Adam C Richardson
  • Publication number: 20190083804
    Abstract: An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) receives a cardiac electrical signal by a sensing circuit while operating in a sensing without pacing mode and detects asystole based on the cardiac electrical signal. The ICD determines, in response to detecting the asystole, if asystole backup pacing is enabled, and automatically switches to a temporary pacing mode in response to the asystole backup pacing being enabled. Other examples of detecting asystole and providing a response to detecting asystole by the ICD are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Yanina GRINBERG, Robert T. SAWCHUK, Amy E. THOMPSON-NAUMAN, Douglas A. PETERSON, Paul R. SOLHEIM, Joel R. LAUER
  • Publication number: 20190069851
    Abstract: A method for differentiating heart failure risk scores that includes receiving a current data transmission and acquiring patient metrics from a remote device, determining a daily heart failure risk score for each day occurring during a time period from a previous received data transmission to the current received data transmission based on the acquired patient metrics, determining a maximum daily heart failure risk score of the determined daily heart failure risk scores during a lookback window prior to the current received data transmission, determining a heart failure risk status alert for the received data transmission based on the temporal proximity of the determined maximum heart failure risk score and receipt of the current data transmission, selecting a type of notification based on the heart failure risk status differentiation, and indicating the transmission heart failure risk status and the heart failure risk status differentiation via the selected type of notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Vinod Sharma, Joel R. Lauer, Holly S. Norman, Kevin L. Wong
  • Patent number: 10130824
    Abstract: An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) receives a cardiac electrical signal by a sensing circuit while operating in a sensing without pacing mode and detects asystole based on the cardiac electrical signal. The ICD determines, in response to detecting the asystole, if asystole backup pacing is enabled, and automatically switches to a temporary pacing mode in response to the asystole backup pacing being enabled. Other examples of detecting asystole and providing a response to detecting asystole by the ICD are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Yanina Grinberg, Robert T. Sawchuk, Amy E. Thompson-Nauman, Douglas A. Peterson, Paul R. Solheim, Joel R. Lauer
  • Publication number: 20180221677
    Abstract: An extra-cardiovascular implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) having a high voltage therapy module is configured to control a high voltage charging circuit to charge a capacitor to a pacing voltage amplitude to deliver charge balanced pacing pulses. The capacitor is chargeable to a shock voltage amplitude that is greater than the pacing voltage amplitude. The ICD is configured to enable switching circuitry of the high voltage therapy module to discharge the capacitor to deliver a first pulse having a first polarity and a leading voltage amplitude corresponding to the pacing voltage amplitude for pacing the patient's heart via a pacing electrode vector selected from extra-cardiovascular electrodes. The high voltage therapy module delivers a second pulse after the first pulse. The second pulse has a second polarity opposite the first polarity and balances the electrical charge delivered during the first pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Yanina GRINBERG, Paul D. BAKER, Lonny V. CABELKA, Craig W. DORMA, Timothy A. EBELING, Michael W. HEINKS, James VANDER HEYDEN, Joseph IPPOLITO, Joel R. LAUER, Robert W. SAWCHUK, Brian W. SCHOUSEK
  • Publication number: 20180168463
    Abstract: Systems, devices disclosed provide example methods comprising determining that a triggering event has occurred based on statuses for a set of physiological parameters associated with the patient, the physiological parameters indicative of the patient engaging in a patient initiated physical activity, generating a trigger output signal in response to the determination that the triggering event has occurred, wirelessly transmitting the trigger output signal to a pressure sensing device implanted in a vessel of the patient, triggering, based on receiving the trigger output signal, the pressure sensing device to sense a cardiovascular pressure of the patient; and transmitting, by the pressure sensing device, a wireless signal comprising data corresponding to the sensed cardiovascular pressure of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Mary M. Morris, Ruth N. Klepfer, Karen J. Kleckner, Joel R. Lauer
  • Publication number: 20180168460
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a cardiovascular pressure in a patient includes measuring, by pressure sensing circuitry of an implantable pressure sensing device, the cardiovascular pressure of the patient. The method further includes transmitting, via wireless communication circuitry of the implantable pressure sensing device, the measured cardiovascular pressure to another device. The method further includes determining, by processing circuitry of the other device, whether a posture of the patient at a time of the measured cardiovascular pressure was a target posture for cardiovascular pressure measurements. The method further includes determining, by the processing circuitry of the other device, whether to store or discard the transmitted cardiovascular pressure based on determining whether the posture was the target posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Mary M. Morris, Ruth N. Klepfer, Karen J. Kleckner, Joel R. Lauer
  • Publication number: 20170312533
    Abstract: An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) receives a cardiac electrical signal by a sensing circuit while operating in a sensing without pacing mode and detects asystole based on the cardiac electrical signal. The ICD determines, in response to detecting the asystole, if asystole backup pacing is enabled, and automatically switches to a temporary pacing mode in response to the asystole backup pacing being enabled. Other examples of detecting asystole and providing a response to detecting asystole by the ICD are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Yanina GRINBERG, Robert T. SAWCHUK, Amy E. THOMPSON-NAUMAN, Douglas A. PETERSON, Paul R. SOLHEIM, Joel R. LAUER
  • Publication number: 20140330147
    Abstract: Example techniques, systems, and devices select one or more portions of EGM signal data for presentation based on an identified cardiac episode type of the EGM signal data. For example, one or more processors are configured to receive cardiac electrogram (EGM) signal data collected from a medical device associated with a patient. The EGM signal data may include a detected cardiac episode identified as one of a plurality of episode types. The one or more processors may also be configured to select, based on the identified one of the plurality of episode types, one or more portions of the EGM signal data associated with the detected cardiac episode, and output the selected one or more portions of the EGM signal data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin T. Ousdigian, Joel R. Lauer, Adam C. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20110251496
    Abstract: Detection of volume depletion, particularly after an incidence of volume overload is disclosed. Various methods, systems, and devices are disclosed that sense and analyze a physiological parameter related to a patient's fluid level in order to warn patients of potentially dangerous volume depletion conditions while minimizing false notifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Taepke, II, Yong K. Cho, Joel R. Lauer, Tommy D. Bennett
  • Patent number: 7963922
    Abstract: Detection of volume depletion, particularly after an incidence of volume overload is disclosed. Various methods, systems, and devices are disclosed that sense and analyze a physiological parameter related to a patient's fluid level in order to warn patients of potentially dangerous volume depletion conditions while minimizing false notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Taepke, II, Yong K. Cho, Joel R. Lauer, Tommy D. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20100030302
    Abstract: A system for displaying trended data retrieved from a medical device comprising a medical device which monitors and stores trended patient data, a data center, and an intermediate data relay device. The intermediate device receives stored trended patient data from the medical device and uploads the data to the data center. The data center merges the uploaded data with patient data obtained during previous data uploads. Clinicians can access the uploaded and merged patient using an interactive web page which allows the clinicians to seamlessly view the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Paul A. Blowers, Bohdan O. Washchuk, Scott W. Davie, Laurie K. Schumacher, Keith Florance, Joel R. Lauer, JoAnn Abraham, James E. Willenbring