Patents by Inventor John D. Hatlestad

John D. Hatlestad 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: 10709892
    Abstract: Methods and devices for configuring the use of a motion sensor in an implantable cardiac device. The electrical signals of the patient's heart are observed and may be correlated to the physical motion of the heart as detected by the motion sensor of the implantable cardiac device in order to facilitate temporal configuration of motion sensor data collection that avoids detecting cardiac motion in favor of overall motion of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, William J. Linder, Benjamin J. Haasl, Paul Huelskamp, Keith R. Maile, Ron A. Balczewski, Bin Mi, John D. Hatlestad, Allan Charles Shuros
  • Patent number: 10660602
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, apparatus, systems, or methods to efficiently collect heart sound data, including detecting first heart sound information of a heart of a patient using a heart sound sensor in a first, low-power operational mode, and detecting second heart sound information of the heart using the heart sound sensor in a separate second, high-power operational mode. The operational mode of the heart sound sensor can be controlled using physiologic information from the patient, including heart sound information, information about a heart rate of the patient, or other physiologic information from the patient that indicates worsening heart failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Qi An, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Keith R. Maile, Bin Mi, John D. Hatlestad
  • Patent number: 10596381
    Abstract: An implantable or other ambulatory medical apparatus comprises a posture sensing circuit, a physiologic sensing circuit that senses a time varying physiologic signal, and a processor circuit. The processor circuit includes a posture calculation circuit and a measurement circuit. The posture calculation circuit determines a posture of the subject using posture data obtained using the posture signal and determines when the posture of the subject is steady state. The measurement circuit derives a physiologic measurement using physiologic data extracted from the physiologic signal during at least one time period when posture is determined to be steady state and provides the physiologic measurement to at least one of a user and a process in association with the determined steady state posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Viktoria A. Averina, John D. Hatlestad, Abhilash Patangay, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Yi Zhang, Kenneth C. Beck
  • Patent number: 10456049
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises plurality of sensors and a processor. Each sensor provides a sensor signal that includes physiological information and at least one sensor is implantable. The processor includes a physiological change event detection module that detects a physiological change event from a sensor signal and produces an indication of occurrence of one or more detected physiological change events, and a heart failure (HF) detection module. The HF detection module determines, using a first rule, whether the detected physiological change event indicative of a change in HF status of a subject, determines whether to override the first rule HF determination using a second rules, and declares whether the change in HF status occurred according to the first and second rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Zhang, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Krzysztof Z. Siejko, Ramesh Wariar, Julie A. Thompson, John D. Hatlestad, Kenneth C. Beck
  • Patent number: 10448899
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting cardiac conditions such as events indicative of worsening of heart failure (HF) are described. A system can receive a physiological signal from a patient, transform one or more first portions of the physiological signal into respective one or more baseline statistical values, transform one or more second portions of the physiological signal into one or more historical extreme values, and generate one or more reference values of a physiologic parameter using the baseline statistical values and the historical extreme values. The system can transform one or more third signal portions of the physiological signal into respective one or more short-term values, and produce a cardiac condition indicator using a combination of relative differences between the short-term values and the corresponding reference values. The system can output the cardiac condition indicator, or deliver therapy according to the cardiac condition indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Qi An, Viktoria A. Averina, John D. Hatlestad, Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10413196
    Abstract: An embodiment of a device for reporting a heart failure status of a patient comprises: a parameter acquisition module configured to acquire at least one trended heart failure parameter; a predetermined event acquisition module configured to acquire at least one predetermined event corresponding to the at least one trended heart failure parameter, wherein each of the at least one predetermined event represents an event condition where a predetermined event definition is satisfied; an alert acquisition module configured to acquire at least one heart failure status alert associated with the at least one predetermined event, wherein each of the at least one alert represents an alert condition where a predetermined alert definition is satisfied; and an output communication module configured to communicate the at least one heart failure status alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Stahmann, John D. Hatlestad, Qingsheng Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190223782
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sensing respiration from a subject are discussed. An embodiment of a respiration monitoring system may include a respiration analyzer circuit to select a physiologic signal from a plurality of signals of different types indicative of respiration, such as between first and second physiologic signals that are respectively detected using first and second detection algorithms, and to compute one or more respiration parameters using the selected signal. The system may select or adjust a respiration detection algorithm for detecting the respiration parameters. The physiologic signal, or the respiration detection algorithm, may each be selected based on a signal characteristic or a patient condition. A cardiopulmonary event may be detected using the computed respiration parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Gezheng Wen, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, John D. Hatlestad, Jonathan Bennett Shute, Qi An, Bin Mi, Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10328267
    Abstract: A device can include a multi-dimensional posture sensor that provides an electrical sensor output representative of alignment of first, second, and third non-parallel axes of the device with the gravitational field of the earth, and a processor that includes a calibration circuit and a posture circuit. The calibration circuit measures a first sensor output for the first device axis and a second sensor output for one of a second device axis while the subject is in a first specified posture, measures sensor outputs for the first, second, and third device axes while the subject is in a second specified posture, calculates one or more coordinate transformations, generates transformed sensor outputs using the coordinate transformations, and calibrates the posture sensor by calculating a calibration transformation using the first and second sensor outputs and the transformed sensor outputs. The posture circuit determines a subsequent posture of the subject using the posture sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Hatlestad, Tsz Ping Chang
  • Publication number: 20190142290
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to determine amplitude and morphology variations of a first heart sound over a first number of cardiac cycles, and to calculate an atrial fibrillation metric indicative of an atrial fibrillation episode of the heart using the determined amplitude and morphology variations. The systems and methods can determine a variability score using the determined amplitude and morphology variations, and can calculate the atrial fibrillation metric using the variability score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Qi An, Bin Mi, Keith R. Maile, Howard D. Simms, JR., John D. Hatlestad
  • Publication number: 20190104959
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting atrial tachyarrhythmias (AT) such as atrial fibrillation (AF) are disclosed. A medical system can include a cardiac signal sensor circuit to sense a cardiac electrical signal and a heart sound (HS) sensor to sense heart a HS signal A cardiac electrical signal metric, including a cycle length variability or a detection of atrial electrical activity, can be generated from the cardiac electrical signal A HS metric can be generated from the HS signal, including a status of detection of S4 heart sound or a S4 heart sound intensity indicator. The system can include an AT detector circuit that can detect an AT event, such as an AF event, using the cardiac electrical signal metric and the HS metric The system can additionally classify the detected AT event as an AF or an atrial flutter event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Bin Mi, Howard D. Simms, JR., Qi An, John D. Hatlestad, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20190083039
    Abstract: A mobile device, having a processor, includes an accelerometer configured to generate acceleration data, the acceleration data including a plurality of acceleration measurements. The mobile device also includes a memory having embodied thereon computer-executable instructions that are configured to, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: obtain the acceleration data from the accelerometer; and generate, based on the acceleration data, heart sound data, the heart sound data including data associated with one or more heart sounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Shute, Keith R. Maile, Rezwan Ahmed, Pramodsingh H. Thakur, Viktoria A. Averina, Qi An, John D. Hatlestad, Bin Mi
  • Patent number: 10194819
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to determine amplitude and morphology variations of a first heart sound over a first number of cardiac cycles, and to calculate an atrial fibrillation metric indicative of an atrial fibrillation episode of the heart using the determined amplitude and morphology variations. The systems and methods can determine a variability score using the determined amplitude and morphology variations, and can calculate the atrial fibrillation metric using the variability score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Qi An, Bin Mi, Keith R. Maile, Howard D. Simms, Jr., John D. Hatlestad
  • Publication number: 20190029567
    Abstract: Embodiments include medical device systems, medical devices, including accelerometers and chemical sensors, and methods of using the same to determine the posture of a patient. In an embodiment, a medical device system herein includes an accelerometer configured to generate a signal reflecting a position of a patient, a chemical sensor configured to generate a signal reflecting physiological analyte data of the patient and a controller in electrical communication with the accelerometer and the chemical sensor. The controller can be configured to determine a posture of the patient using the position signal generated by the accelerometer and the signal generated by the chemical sensor. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Stahmann, John D. Hatlestad
  • Patent number: 10182735
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting atrial tachyarrhythmias (AT) such as atrial fibrillation (AF) are disclosed. A medical system can include a cardiac signal sensor circuit to sense a cardiac electrical signal and a heart sound (HS) sensor to sense heart a HS signal. A cardiac electrical signal metric, including a cycle length variability or a detection of atrial electrical activity, can be generated from the cardiac electrical signal. A HS metric can be generated from the HS signal, including a status of detection of S4 heart sound or a S4 heart sound intensity indicator. The system can include an AT detector circuit that can detect an AT event, such as an AF event, using the cardiac electrical signal metric and the HS metric. The system can additionally classify the detected AT event as an AF or an atrial flutter event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Bin Mi, Howard D. Simms, Jr., Qi An, John D. Hatlestad, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 10092186
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for using environmental data to manage health care are disclosed. One aspect is an advanced patient management system. In various embodiments, the system includes at least one implantable medical device (IMD) to acquire at least one IMD parameter indicative of patient wellness, means to acquire at least one environmental parameter from at least one external source, and means to correlate the at least one parameter indicative of patient wellness and the at least one environmental parameter to assist with patient health care decisions. Other aspects and embodiments are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Hatlestad, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Qingsheng Zhu
  • Publication number: 20180207426
    Abstract: Methods and devices for configuring the use of a motion sensor in an implantable cardiac device. The electrical signals of the patient's heart are observed and may be correlated to the physical motion of the heart as detected by the motion sensor of the implantable cardiac device in order to facilitate temporal configuration of motion sensor data collection that avoids detecting cardiac motion in favor of overall motion of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, William J. Linder, Benjamin J. Haasl, Paul Huelskamp, Keith R. Maile, Ron A. Balczewski, Bin Mi, John D. Hatlestad, Allan Charles Shuros
  • Patent number: 9993165
    Abstract: Patient posture information can be received, such as to indicate a change in patient posture by at least a threshold amount. A transient response signal indicative of a change in a physiological parameter can be received at multiple instances near a change in patient posture. Waveform morphology features can be extracted from a transient response signal and used to provide an indication of a cardiac status, such as a heart failure status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Abhilash Patangay, John D. Hatlestad, Kenneth C. Beck
  • Patent number: 9968787
    Abstract: Implantable devices having motion sensors. In some examples the a configuration is generated for the implantable device to use the motion sensor in an energy preserving mode in which one or more axis of detection of the motion sensor is disabled or ignored. In some examples the motion sensor outputs along multiple axes are analyzed to determine which axes best correspond to certain patient parameters including patient motion/activity and/or cardiac contractility. In other examples the output of the motion sensor is observed across patient movements or postures to develop conversion parameters to determine a patient standard frame of reference relative to outputs of the motion sensor of an implanted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, William J. Linder, Ron A. Balczewski, Bin Mi, John D. Hatlestad, Paul Huelskamp, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 9956414
    Abstract: Methods and devices for configuring the use of a motion sensor in an implantable cardiac device. The electrical signals of the patient's heart are observed and may be correlated to the physical motion of the heart as detected by the motion sensor of the implantable cardiac device in order to facilitate temporal configuration of motion sensor data collection that avoids detecting cardiac motion in favor of overall motion of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, William J. Linder, Benjamin J. Haasl, Paul Huelskamp, Keith R. Maile, Ron A. Balczewski, Bin Mi, John D. Hatlestad, Allan Charles Shuros
  • Patent number: 9943234
    Abstract: Systems and methods for diagnosing one or more respiration distress manifestations by implantably recognizing their occurrence and evaluating information about the same to provide an indication of present or impending worsening heart failure are discussed. Using information produced by an implantable respiration sensor circuit and an implantable physiological sensor circuit, such as at least one of a physical activity sensor circuit or a posture sensor circuit, an implantable or external processor circuit may detect a respiration disturbance and an associated subsequent arousal from stable state occurrence and thereafter evaluate over time arousal from stable state occurrences to provide the indication of present or impending worsening heart failure. In one example, information about a fluid level within a subject is used in determining the indication of worsening heart failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Yousufali Dalal, John D. Hatlestad, Yi Zhang, Aaron Lewicke, Jeffrey E. Stahmann