Patents by Inventor Jorge N. Amely-Velez

Jorge N. Amely-Velez 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: 20180131085
    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: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    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 Cook
  • Patent number: 9955289
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a near field communications (NFC) detector network for use in an implantable medical device. The NFC detector network includes a combined Bluetooth low energy (BLE)NFC antenna, a BLE transceiver, a BLE path electrically connecting the combined BLE/NFC antenna to the BLE transceiver and configured to communicate BLE signals received at the combined BLE/NFC antenna to the BLE transceiver, and an NFC path electrically connecting the combined BLE/NFC antenna to the BLE transceiver, the NFC path configured to generate an activation signal for the BLE transceiver based on an NFC signal received at the combined BLE/NFC antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Franklin Liu, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Perry Li
  • Patent number: 9855433
    Abstract: A method is provided for establishing a communication session with an implantable medical device (“IMD”). The method includes configuring an IMD and an external device to communicate with one another through a protocol that utilizes a dedicated advertisement channel. The advertisement period and the scan period of the protocol are independent of one another such that the advertisement and scan periods at least partially overlap intermittently after a number of cycles. When the external device detects one of the advertisement notices, the method includes establishing a communications link between the external device and the IMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc
    Inventors: Reza Shahandeh, Richard Williamson, Gabriel A. Mouchawar, Brent Croft, William Winstrom, Robert McCormick, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Thanh Tieu, Ali Dianaty, Samir Shah, Yongjian Wu
  • Publication number: 20170157411
    Abstract: A method is provided for establishing a communication session with an implantable medical device (“IMD”). The method includes configuring an IMD and an external device to communicate with one another through a protocol that utilizes a dedicated advertisement channel. The advertisement period and the scan period of the protocol are independent of one another such that the advertisement and scan periods at least partially overlap intermittently after a number of cycles. When the external device detects one of the advertisement notices, the method includes establishing a communications link between the external device and the IMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Reza Shahandeh, Richard Williamson, Gabriel A. Mouchawar, Brent Croft, William Winstrom, Robert McCormick, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Thanh Tieu, Ali Dianaty, Samir Shah, Yongjian Wu
  • Patent number: 9572992
    Abstract: A method is provided for establishing a communication session with an implantable medical device (“IMD”). The method includes configuring an IMD and an external device to communicate with one another through a protocol that utilizes a dedicated advertisement channel. The advertisement period and the scan period of the protocol are independent of one another such that the advertisement and scan periods at least partially overlap intermittently after a number of cycles. When the external device detects one of the advertisement notices, the method includes establishing a communications link between the external device and the IMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Pacesetter Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Shahandeh, Richard Williamson, Gabriel A. Mouchawar, Brent Croft, William Winstrom, Robert McCormick, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Thanh Tieu, Ali Dianaty, Samir Shah, Yongjian Wu
  • Publication number: 20160256697
    Abstract: A method is provided for establishing a communication session with an implantable medical device (“IMD”). The method includes configuring an IMD and an external device to communicate with one another through a protocol that utilizes a dedicated advertisement channel. The advertisement period and the scan period of the protocol are independent of one another such that the advertisement and scan periods at least partially overlap intermittently after a number of cycles. When the external device detects one of the advertisement notices, the method includes establishing a communications link between the external device and the IMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Reza Shahandeh, Richard Williamson, Gabriel A. Mouchawar, Brent Croft, William Winstrom, Robert McCormick, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Thanh Tieu, Ali Dianaty, Samir Shah, Yongjian Wu
  • Patent number: 9289614
    Abstract: A method for operating an implantable medical device (IMD) implanted within a patient may include scanning for a wakeup request signal from an external programmer over a first frequency band at a first power level, switching to communication over a second frequency band at a second power level after the IMD detects the wakeup request signal, wherein the switching operation initiates an initial data exchange session during a common connected time period between the IMD and the external programmer, and cycling between the first and second power levels during the common connected time period based on whether data is being exchanged between the external programmer and the IMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongjian Wu, Jun Yang, Chao-Wen Young, Reza Shahandeh, Thanh Tieu, Min Yang, Jorge N. Amely-Velez
  • Publication number: 20150265843
    Abstract: A method for operating an implantable medical device (IMD) implanted within a patient may include scanning for a wakeup request signal from an external programmer over a first frequency band at a first power level, switching to communication over a second frequency band at a second power level after the IMD detects the wakeup request signal, wherein the switching operation initiates an initial data exchange session during a common connected time period between the IMD and the external programmer, and cycling between the first and second power levels during the common connected time period based on whether data is being exchanged between the external programmer and the IMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongjian Wu, Jun Yang, Chao-Wen Young, Reza Shahandeh, Thanh Tieu, Min Yang, Jorge N. Amely-Velez
  • Publication number: 20150148868
    Abstract: A method is provided for establishing a communication session with an implantable medical device (“IMD”). The method includes configuring an IMD and an external device to communicate with one another through a protocol that utilizes a dedicated advertisement channel. The IMD periodically transmitting advertisement notices over the dedicated advertisement channel according to the protocol. The advertisement notices being transmitted periodically at an advertisement period over multiple cycles. The method further includes repeatedly scanning the advertisement channel, by the external device, for select scanning intervals in search of the advertisement notices, the scanning operation being repeated periodically at a scan period over the multiple cycles. The advertisement period and the scan period are independent of one another such that the advertisement and scan periods at least partially overlap intermittently after a number of cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Reza Shahandeh, Richard Williamson, Gabriel A. Mouchawar, Brent Croft, William Winstrom, Robert McCormick, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Thanh Tieu, Ali Dianaty, Samir Shah, Yongjian Wu
  • Patent number: 8527060
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a shield for shielding a telemetry wand from electromagnetical interference capable of interfering with telemetry communications between the telemetry wand and an AIMD in a patient. The telemetry wand may include a first side that is configured to be placed against a patient, a second side generally opposite the first side, a lateral side between the first and second sides, a hole extending between the first and second sides, and a cable extending from the lateral side. The shield may include a shell including a wall that defines a volume and an opening in the shell. The volume may be configured to receive therein the telemetry wand such that the second and lateral sides of the telemetry wand face respective portions of the wall and the first side faces the opening in the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Armando M. Cappa, J. Terry Benson, Robel Borja, Allan R. Schwartz, Anthony Li
  • Publication number: 20130131759
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a shield for shielding a telemetry wand from electromagnetical interference capable of interfering with telemetry communications between the telemetry wand and an AIMD in a patient. The telemetry wand may include a first side that is configured to be placed against a patient, a second side generally opposite the first side, a lateral side between the first and second sides, a hole extending between the first and second sides, and a cable extending from the lateral side. The shield may include a shell including a wall that defines a volume and an opening in the shell. The volume may be configured to receive therein the telemetry wand such that the second and lateral sides of the telemetry wand face respective portions of the wall and the first side faces the opening in the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Armando M. Cappa, J. Terry Benson, Robel Borja, Allan R. Schwartz, Anthony Li
  • Patent number: 7065403
    Abstract: A leakage detection system for use in an implantable cardiac stimulation device, such as a cardioverter defibrillator. The leakage detection system includes a switch bank and a controller that regulates the switching arrangements of various switches. The leakage detection system causes pulse generators to generate a pulse-train waveform comprised of a sequence of pulses of opposite polarities, and to deliver these pulses in a preselected temporal relation. The controller detects the current leakage from the pulse generator to the tissues by sensing and analyzing the voltage or current of the pulse generator, leads, and electrodes. The pulsatility and alternating polarities of biphasic pulse-train waveforms increase the stimulation threshold of the motor or sensory nerves and excitable tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel A. Mouchawar, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Steven W. Badelt
  • Patent number: 6937894
    Abstract: A method of operating an implantable medical device containing a Lithium Silver Vanadium Oxide battery. In response to a detected need for therapy, a current flow is delivered from the battery to a charge storage device. After the battery is at least partly depleted by one or more such deliveries of current or other power consumption, the battery is recharged. The recharging may be initiated in response to a selected time threshold, a selected number of current flow delivery events, a selected voltage level, an excess charge time duration, or other operating characteristics. A limited number of recharging cycles may be provided if the charging is done under controlled conditions with respect to charge current and voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: George I. Isaac, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Gabriel A. Mouchawar
  • Patent number: 6704601
    Abstract: The implantable medical device is provided with typically equal portions of both random access memory (RAM) and read only memory (ROM) and a virtual memory space is defined equal to the amount of memory in one of the memory devices. In a specific example, the RAM and ROM provide 256 K of memory each, with the virtual memory space also set to 256 K. A zone control register is provided which specifies, for each of a set of predetermined zones within the virtual memory space, whether memory access commands are to be routed to RAM or ROM. Control bits within the zone control register may be reset to permit portions of memory to be remapped from one memory device to the other. By providing RAM and ROM each typically equal in size to the virtual memory space, software for use in the device may be tested and debugged using RAM then transferred to ROM for use in production devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Dro Darbidian, Steven W. Badelt
  • Patent number: 6636765
    Abstract: A technique is described for timing hardware or software events for use in an implantable medical device capable of performing many concurrent processes. The technique exploits a first timer for timing events using a timing interval of one millisecond and a second timer or clock signal for timing events using a timing interval of two seconds. A receive unit receives timer requests from the many concurrent processes with each timer request specifying a time delay before an interrupt or other timer completion signal is required. A control unit uses either the first timer or the second timer to time the request based upon the time delay and the respective timing intervals. An interrupt or other timer completion signal is issued to the requesting device following the specified time delay as timed by the selected timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge N. Amely-Velez
  • Patent number: 6553259
    Abstract: An implantable cardiac stimulation device possessing pacing, cardioversion and defibrillation functions and automatic capture capabilities, for automatically verifying capture during stimulation operations and, as necessary, automatically delivering back-up stimulation pulses when capture is lost, and subsequently adjusting the stimulation energy to a level safely above that needed to achieve capture. The stimulation device utilizes a method for maintaining capture by means of a capture search algorithm, so that whenever loss of capture is detected, it re-determines the minimum stimulation energy required to achieve capture. Another aspect of the stimulation device is the automatic threshold testing which is invoked to determine the minimum stimulation pulse energy needed to ensure capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel A. Mouchawar, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, George I. Isaac, Steven W. Badelt
  • Patent number: 6535765
    Abstract: The implantable medical device is provided with typically equal portions of both random access memory (RAM) and read only memory (ROM) and a virtual memory space is defined equal to the amount of memory in one of the memory devices. In a specific example, the RAM and ROM provide 256K of memory each, with the virtual memory space also set to 256K. A zone control register is provided which specifies, for each of a set of predetermined zones within the virtual memory space, whether memory access commands are to be routed to RAM or ROM. Control bits within the zone control register may be reset to permit portions of memory to be remapped from one memory device to the other. By providing RAM and ROM each typically equal in size to the virtual memory space, software for use in the device may be tested and debugged using RAM then transferred to ROM for use in production devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Dro Darbidian, Steven W. Badelt
  • Publication number: 20020133203
    Abstract: An implantable cardiac stimulation device possessing pacing, cardioversion and defibrillation functions and automatic capture capabilities, for automatically verifying capture during stimulation operations and, as necessary, automatically delivering back-up stimulation pulses when capture is lost, and subsequently adjusting the stimulation energy to a level safely above that needed to achieve capture. The stimulation device utilizes a method for maintaining capture by means of a capture search algorithm, so that whenever loss of capture is detected, it re-determines the minimum stimulation energy required to achieve capture. Another aspect of the stimulation device is the automatic threshold testing which is invoked to determine the minimum stimulation pulse energy needed to ensure capture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2001
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Inventors: Gabriel A. Mouchawar, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, George I. Isaac, Steven W. Badelt
  • Publication number: 20020107550
    Abstract: A technique is described for timing hardware or software events for use in an implantable medical device capable of performing many concurrent processes. The technique exploits a first timer for timing events using a timing interval of one millisecond and a second timer or clock signal for timing events using a timing interval of two seconds. A receive unit receives timer requests from the many concurrent processes with each timer request specifying a time delay before an interrupt or other timer completion signal is required. A control unit uses either the first timer or the second timer to time the request based upon the time delay and the respective timing intervals. An interrupt or other timer completion signal is issued to the requesting device following the specified time delay as timed by the selected timer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventor: Jorge N. Amely-Velez
  • Patent number: 6400985
    Abstract: A technique is described for timing hardware or software events for use in an implantable medical device capable of performing many concurrent processes. The technique exploits a first timer for timing events using a timing interval of one millisecond and a second timer or clock signal for timing events using a timing interval of two seconds. A receive unit receives timer requests from the many concurrent processes with each timer request specifying a time delay before an interrupt or other timer completion signal is required. A control unit uses either the first timer or the second timer to time the request based upon the time delay and the respective timing intervals. An interrupt or other timer completion signal is issued to the requesting device following the specified time delay as timed by the selected timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge N. Amely-Velez