Patents by Inventor Jonathan Werder

Jonathan Werder 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: 8326431
    Abstract: Implantable medical device adapted to be implanted in a patient having a plurality of neurological disorders. First and second therapy modules are adapted to provide first and second outputs to the patient for the treatment of first and second of the plurality of disorders, respectively. Also, a method for the treatment of a plurality of neurological disorders in a patient. A first output is provided to the patient for the treatment of a first one of the plurality of neurological disorders and a second output is provided to the patient for the treatment of a second one of the plurality of neurological disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Werder, Leslie A. LeMire, Nina M. Graves, David C. Ullestad
  • Publication number: 20080071326
    Abstract: A system includes one or more sensors and a processor. Each of the sensors generates a signal as a function of at least one physiological parameter of a patient that may discernibly change when the patient is asleep. The processor monitors the physiological parameters, and determines whether the patient is asleep based on the parameters. In some embodiments, the processor determines plurality of sleep metric values, each of which indicates a probability of the patient being asleep, based on each of a plurality of physiological parameters. The processor may average or otherwise combine the plurality of sleep metric values to provide an overall sleep metric value that is compared to a threshold value in order to determine whether the patient is asleep. In addition, an electroencephalogram signal may be used to identify sleep states of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Kenneth Heruth, Keith Miesel, Jonathan Werder, Steve LaPorte, Nina Graves
  • Publication number: 20080071327
    Abstract: A medical device, such as an implantable medical device (IMD), determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep, and controls delivery of a therapy based on the sleep quality metric values. For example, the medical device may compare a sleep quality metric value with one or more threshold values, and adjust the therapy based on the comparison. In some embodiments, the medical device adjusts the intensity of therapy based on the comparison, e.g., increases the therapy intensity when the comparison indicates that the patient's sleep quality is poor. In some embodiments, the medical device automatically selects one of a plurality of therapy parameter set available for use in delivering therapy based on a comparison sleep quality metric values associated with respective therapy parameter sets within the plurality of available therapy parameter sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Keith Miesel, Kenneth Heruth, Jonathan Werder, Steve LaPorte, Nina Graves
  • Publication number: 20080071324
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling delivery of a therapy to a patient by a medical device, such as an implantable medical device (IMD), involve a sensitivity analysis of a performance metric. The performance metric may relate to efficacy or side effects of the therapy. For example, the performance metric may comprise a sleep quality metric, an activity level metric, a movement disorder metric for patients with Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, or the like. The sensitivity analysis identifies values of therapy parameters that defines a substantially maximum or minimum value of the performance metric. The identified therapy parameters are a baseline therapy parameter set, and a medical device may control delivery of the therapy based on the baseline therapy parameter set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Miesel, Kenneth Heruth, Jonathan Werder, Steve LaPorte, Nina Graves
  • Publication number: 20080071150
    Abstract: A device, such as an implantable medical device (IMD), programming device, or other computing device determines when a patient is attempting to sleep. When the device determines that the patient is attempting to sleep, the device determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep based on at least one physiological parameter of the patient. When the device determines that the patient is not attempting to sleep, the device periodically determines activity levels of the patient. Activity metric values may be determined based on the determined activity levels. A clinician may use sleep quality information and patient activity information presented by a programming device to, for example, evaluate the effectiveness of therapy delivered to the patient by a medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Miesel, Kenneth Heruth, Jonathan Werder, Steve LaPorte, Nina Graves
  • Publication number: 20080046024
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting and/or treating nervous system disorders, such as seizures, are disclosed. Certain embodiments of the invention relate generally to implantable medical devices (IMDs) adapted to detect and treat nervous system disorders in patients with an IMD. Certain embodiments of the invention include detection of seizures based upon comparisons of long-term and short-term representations of physiological signals. Other embodiments include prediction of seizure activity based upon analysis of physiological signal levels. An embodiment of the invention monitors the quality of physiological signals, and may be able to compensate for signals of low signal quality. A further embodiment of the invention includes detection of seizure activity following the delivery of therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: David Carlson, Eric Panken, Touby Drew, Jonathan Werder
  • Publication number: 20070276439
    Abstract: At least one of a medical device, such as an implantable medical device, a monitor, and a computing device determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep. Sleep efficiency, sleep latency, and time spent in deeper sleep states are example sleep quality metrics for which values may be determined. In some embodiments, determined sleep quality metric values are associated with a current therapy parameter set. In some embodiments, a programming device presents sleep quality information to a user based on determined sleep quality metric values. A clinician may use the sleep quality information presented by the programming device to evaluate the effectiveness of therapy delivered to the patient by the medical device, to adjust the therapy delivered by the medical device, or to prescribe a therapy not delivered by the medical device in order to improve the quality of the patient's sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Keith Miesel, Kenneth Heruth, Jonathan Werder, Nina Graves, Steve LaPorte
  • Publication number: 20070265677
    Abstract: A system for regulating or modulating cardiac therapy using brain state information. The modulation may include suppressing standard, prescribed cardiac therapy for a period of time or it may involve modulating the type of cardiac therapy delivered In another embodiment, a system is provided for determining whether a cardiac event is categorized as neurologically matched, and, if so, modulating the therapeutic output to the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Jonathon Giftakis, Nina Graves, Jonathan Werder, Eric Panken
  • Publication number: 20070260286
    Abstract: A system for regulating or modulating cardiac therapy using brain state information. The modulation may include suppressing standard, prescribed cardiac therapy for a period of time or it may involve modulating the type of cardiac therapy delivered In another embodiment, a system is provided for determining whether a cardiac event is categorized as neurologically matched, and, if so, modulating the therapeutic output to the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Jonathon Giftakis, Nina Graves, Jonathan Werder, Eric Panken
  • Publication number: 20070255323
    Abstract: Implantable medical device adapted to be implanted in a patient having a plurality of neurological disorders. First and second therapy modules are adapted to provide first and second outputs to the patient for the treatment of first and second of the plurality of disorders, respectively. Also, a method for the treatment of a plurality of neurological disorders in a patient. A first output is provided to the patient for the treatment of a first one of the plurality of neurological disorders and a second output is provided to the patient for the treatment of a second one of the plurality of neurological disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Werder, Leslie LeMire, Nina Graves, David Ullestad
  • Patent number: 7239916
    Abstract: An automated identification and configuration system for use with an implantable medical device (IMD) is disclosed. The system includes a first communication circuit that is attached to, or otherwise carried by, a detachable component associated with the IMD such as a medical lead. The communication circuit stores data such as model numbers, serial numbers, technical data, and/or calibration information that describes the additional component. This information may be transferred by the first communications circuit to a second communications circuit that is external to the additional component. This transferred data can be used to automatically configure the internal circuitry and connection functions of the IMD to properly interface with, and support, the additional component. For example, the data can be used to automatically adjust amplifier gains or other sensor circuitry, or to configure a connector block to properly couple to the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Thompson, Steven D. Goedeke, Gregory J. Haubrich, Ryan Cobian, Eric Bonde, John L. Sommer, Jonathan Werder, Nels Nerison, Eric V. Blaha
  • Publication number: 20070123758
    Abstract: A device determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep based on sensed physiological parameter values. Sleep efficiency, sleep latency, and time spent in deeper sleep states are example sleep quality metrics for which values may be determined. The sleep quality metric values may be used, for example, to evaluate the effectiveness of a therapy delivered to the patient by a medical device. In some embodiments, determined sleep quality metric values are automatically associated with the therapy parameter sets according to which the medical device delivered the therapy when the physiological parameter values were sensed, and used to evaluate the effectiveness of the various therapy parameter sets. The medical device may deliver the therapy to treat a non-respiratory neurological disorder, such as epilepsy, a movement disorder, or a psychological disorder. The therapy may be, for example, deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Miesel, Kenneth Heruth, Jonathan Werder, Steve LaPorte, Nina Graves
  • Publication number: 20070066915
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for phase shifting neurological signals received from monitoring elements of a medical device. The medical device comprises a plurality of monitoring elements each receiving a neurological signal. The device processes the neurological signals and identifies a time shift of the neurological signal relative to each other. The neurological signals are then time shifted according to the time shift upon which the signals are utilized to provide closed-loop feedback control of a treatment therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Frei, Jonathan Werder, David Carlson
  • Publication number: 20060229686
    Abstract: An assembly for sensing physiologic signals and delivering monopolar stimulation therapy includes a pulse generator, a lead body that is coupled to the pulse generator and includes a first lead, at least one stimulating electrode coupled to the first lead and adapted to receive stimulating pulses from the pulse generator, and a remote electrode that is coupled to the pulse generator and positioned away from the pulse generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: Jonathon Giftakis, Jonathan Werder, Paul Stypulkowski
  • Publication number: 20060224067
    Abstract: A medical device system that includes a brain monitoring element, cardiac monitoring element and a processor. The processor is configured to receive a brain signal from the brain monitoring element and a cardiac signal from the cardiac monitoring element. The processor is further configured to determine at least one reference point for a brain event time period by evaluation of the brain signal. The processor further identifies a first portion of the cardiac signal based on the at least one reference point of the brain event time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon Giftakis, Jonathan Werder, Nina Graves, Eric Panken, David Carlson
  • Publication number: 20060195039
    Abstract: Methods of generating an extended cluster are disclosed. A first cluster including data representative of a first signal indicative of an abnormal physiological symptom is generated. A second signal is detected as representing a second abnormal physiological symptom and the second abnormal physiological symptom continues after the first abnormal physiological symptom ends. An extended cluster including the data from the first signal and the second signal is generated that extends from the time when the first abnormal physiological symptom occurs to the time when the second abnormal physiological symptom ends. The first and the extended cluster may include data of both the first and second signals the entire period of the clusters. If desired, the first signal or the second signal may be provided from a sensor implanted in a patient's brain tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Touby Drew, Jonathan Werder, Jonathon Giftakis, Eric Panken
  • Publication number: 20060161384
    Abstract: Apparatus and method support the synchronization and calibration of a plurality of clocks in a medical device system that may provide treatment to a patient with a nervous system disorder. The plurality of clocks, which may be located at different components of the medical device system, comprises a first clock and a second clock. The second clock may be synchronized to a first clock by disabling a run mode operation and setting the second clock to a selected time. When a reference time of the first clock approximately equals the selected time, the second clock enables the run mode operation. Additionally, a drift time that is indicative of a time difference between the first clock and the second clock is determined. If the drift time is greater than a predetermined amount, an indication to resynchronize the first and second clocks is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Osorio, Naresh Bhavaraju, Thomas Peters, Mark Frei, Jonathan Werder
  • Publication number: 20060155495
    Abstract: Apparatus and method support the synchronization and calibration of a plurality of clocks in a medical device system that may provide treatment to a patient with a nervous system disorder. The plurality of clocks, which may be located at different components of the medical device system, comprises a first clock and a second clock. The second clock may be synchronized to a first clock by disabling a run mode operation and setting the second clock to a selected time. When a reference time of the first clock approximately equals the selected time, the second clock enables the run mode operation. Additionally, a drift time that is indicative of a time difference between the first clock and the second clock is determined. If the drift time is greater than a predetermined amount, an indication to resynchronize the first and second clocks is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Osorio, Naresh Bhavaraju, Thomas Peters, Mark Frei, Jonathan Werder
  • Publication number: 20040176822
    Abstract: An automated identification and configuration system for use with an implantable medical device (IMD) is disclosed. The system includes a first communication circuit that is attached to, or otherwise carried by, a detachable component associated with the IMD such as a medical lead. The communication circuit stores data such as model numbers, serial numbers, technical data, and/or calibration information that describes the additional component. This information may be transferred by the first communications circuit to a second communications circuit that is external to the additional component. This transferred data can be used to automatically configure the internal circuitry and connection functions of the IMD to properly interface with, and support, the additional component. For example, the data can be used to automatically adjust amplifier gains or other sensor circuitry, or to configure a connector block to properly couple to the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Thompson, Steven D. Goedeke, Gregory J. Haubrich, Ryan Cobian, Eric Bonde, John L. Sommer, Jonathan Werder, Nels Nerison, Eric V. Blaha
  • Publication number: 20040078067
    Abstract: An automated identification and configuration system for use with an implantable medical device (IMD) is disclosed. The system includes a first communication circuit that is attached to, or otherwise carried by, a detachable component associated with the IMD such as a medical lead. The communication circuit stores data such as model numbers, serial numbers, technical data, and/or calibration information that describes the additional component. This information may be transferred by the first communications circuit to a second communications circuit that is external to the additional component. This transferred data can be used to automatically configure the internal circuitry and connection functions of the IMD to properly interface with, and support, the additional component. For example, the data can be used to automatically adjust amplifier gains or other sensor circuitry, or to configure a connector block to properly couple to the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Thompson, Steven D. Goedeke, Gregory J. Haubrich, Ryan Cobian, Eric Bonde, John L. Sommer, Jonathan Werder, Nels Nerison, Eric V. Blaha