Patents by Inventor Kenneth P. Hoyme

Kenneth P. Hoyme 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: 20200364327
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to sensor based authentication between an implantable medical device (IMD) and an external device. In an embodiment, the IMD includes a wireless communication module and an internal inertial measurement unit (IMU) capable of measuring vibrations, movement, or rotation. The IMD is configured to record an internal IMU signal from the internal IMU. The external device includes a wireless communication module and an external IMU. The external device is configured to record an external IMU signal from the external IMU. The system further includes a data processing system to receive a first level communication that can include the internal IMU signal, the external IMU signal, or both, compare data from the internal IMU signal with data from the external IMU signal, and authorize a second level communication based on results of the comparison step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Bennett Shute, Bin Mi, Andrew Bomett, Michael Sheehan Seeberger, Grace Ann Wiechman, Kenneth P. Hoyme
  • Publication number: 20190201702
    Abstract: A system and method for communication between an IMD and an external reader includes bringing a portion of a patient's body into contact with a device-body contact surface of an external reader. The reader transmits a first transdermal carrier wave from the contact surface into the patient's body, where the first carrier wave includes a request for communication with the IMD. The transdermal carrier waves are electrical conductive waves, optical waves, or acoustic waves. Upon detection of the first carrier wave, the IMD transmits a second transdermal carrier wave including a request for an access key from the reader and the reader replies by transmitting a third transdermal carrier wave including the access key back to the IMD. If the access key is valid, the IMD transmits information by radio frequency (RF) in an RF communication mode or a fourth transdermal carrier wave including data from the IMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Bin Mi, Jonathan Bennett Shute, Kenneth P. Hoyme, Grace Ann Wiechman, Michael Sheehan Seeberger, Andrew Bomett
  • Patent number: 9827417
    Abstract: A system including an implantable medical device (IMD) configured to be programmed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) settings for use during an MRI scan, a server configured to receive MRI settings associated with the IMD, and configured to store the MRI settings associated with the IMD, and a portable retrieval programmer. The portable retrieval programmer includes a housing configured for portability by a user, a first communication module in the housing configured to communicate with the server to retrieve the MRI settings associated with the IMD, and a device communication module connectible to and disconnectible from the housing and configured to communicate with the IMD to retrieve the identity data and program the IMD with the MRI settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: John LaLonde, James R. Kalgren, Kenneth P. Hoyme
  • Patent number: 9731137
    Abstract: The current technology is relevant to a system having a programming device capable of communication with an implantable medical device, where the programming device is configured to identify a patient condition comprising the patient's inability to exercise to a desired capacity, configured to notify a clinical user of the identified condition and configured to identify a therapy appropriate for the identified condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: James O. Gilkerson, Kenneth P. Hoyme, James R. Kalgren, David L. Perschbacher, Les N. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20170136234
    Abstract: A system including an implantable medical device (IMD) configured to be programmed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) settings for use during an MRI scan, a server configured to receive MRI settings associated with the IMD, and configured to store the MRI settings associated with the IMD, and a portable retrieval programmer. The portable retrieval programmer includes a housing configured for portability by a user, a first communication module in the housing configured to communicate with the server to retrieve the MRI settings associated with the IMD, and a device communication module connectible to and disconnectible from the housing and configured to communicate with the IMD to retrieve the identity data and program the IMD with the MRI settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: John LaLonde, James R. Kalgren, Kenneth P. Hoyme
  • Patent number: 9586043
    Abstract: A system including an implantable medical device (IMD) configured to be programmed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) settings for use during an MRI scan, a server configured to receive MRI settings associated with the IMD, and configured to store the MRI settings associated with the IMD, and a portable retrieval programmer. The portable retrieval programmer includes a housing configured for portability by a user, a first communication module in the housing configured to communicate with the server to retrieve the MRI settings associated with the IMD, and a device communication module connectible to and disconnectible from the housing and configured to communicate with the IMD to retrieve the identity data and program the IMD with the MRI settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: John LaLonde, James R. Kalgren, Kenneth P. Hoyme
  • Publication number: 20170028209
    Abstract: A cardiac rhythm management (CRM) system includes a programming device that determines parameters for programming an implantable medical device based on patient-specific information including indications for use of the implantable medical device. By executing an indication-based programming algorithm, the programming device substantially automates the process between the diagnosis of a patient and the programming of an implantable medical device using parameters individually determined for that patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Adam W. Cates, James O. Gilkerson, Kenneth P. Hoyme
  • Patent number: 9468769
    Abstract: A cardiac rhythm management (CRM) system includes a programming device that determines parameters for programming an implantable medical device based on patient-specific information including indications for use of the implantable medical device. By executing an indication-based programming algorithm, the programming device substantially automates the process between the diagnosis of a patient and the programming of an implantable medical device using parameters individually determined for that patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam W. Cates, James O. Gilkerson, Kenneth P. Hoyme
  • Patent number: 9357935
    Abstract: The current technology is relevant to a system having an implantable medical device, where the system is configured to identify a patient condition comprising cardiac dysynchrony, configured to notify a clinical user of the identified condition and configured to identify a therapy appropriate for the identified condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: James O. Gilkerson, Kenneth P. Hoyme, James R. Kalgren, David L. Perschbacher, Les N. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20160144169
    Abstract: A system including an implantable medical device (IMD) configured to be programmed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) settings for use during an MRI scan, a server configured to receive MRI settings associated with the IMD, and configured to store the MRI settings associated with the IMD, and a portable retrieval programmer. The portable retrieval programmer includes a housing configured for portability by a user, a first communication module in the housing configured to communicate with the server to retrieve the MRI settings associated with the IMD, and a device communication module connectible to and disconnectible from the housing and configured to communicate with the IMD to retrieve the identity data and program the IMD with the MRI settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: John LaLonde, James R. Kalgren, Kenneth P. Hoyme
  • Patent number: 9272152
    Abstract: A system and method are described herein including an implantable medical device (IMD) configured to be programmed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) settings for use during an MRI scan, wherein the IMD stores identity data that uniquely identifies the IMD or a patient having the IMD. The system includes an external storage media configured to receive MRI settings associated with the IMD and configured to store the MRI settings associated with the IMD. The system also includes a programmer configured to retrieve identity data from IMD, retrieve MRI settings associated with the IMD from the external storage media and program the IMD using the MRI settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: John LaLonde, James Kalgren, Kenneth P. Hoyme
  • Patent number: 9269251
    Abstract: A communicator facilitates communications with a remote server via a wireless network supporting a plurality of disparate data transport mechanisms having differing characteristics. A processor coupled to memory is disposed in a communicator housing, which is configured for portability. The memory stores wireless radio firmware and data transfer instructions that are executable by the processor for transferring data to the remote server in accordance with a priority level. The priority level is based in part on criticality of the data and the communicator status. A radio disposed in the housing effects communications via the wireless network in accordance with the firmware. A power source in the housing supplies power for communicator components. The processor executes program instructions for selecting a data transport mechanism among the plurality transport mechanisms based on the priority level, and transmits the data via the wireless network via the radio using the selected transport mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: John LaLonde, William R. Mass, Kenneth P. Hoyme, David C. Johnson, Joseph E. Bange, Mark Gryzwa
  • Patent number: 9265960
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an external device for communication with an implantable device. The external device includes a communication circuit configured to receive a communication signal from at least a third device separate from the external device and the implantable device, a locating circuit configured to determine a location of the external device using the received communication signal, a port configured to receive user identity information into the external device, and a control circuit electrically coupled to the communication circuit, the locating circuit, and the port. The control circuit is configured to allow user access to an implantable device feature according to the determined location and received user identity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hoyme, James Kalgren, John LaLonde
  • Patent number: 9259586
    Abstract: A system and method of programming a cardiac rhythm management device (CRM device) using an external programming device are described, where the user is presented with a list of highly-safe parameter adjustments. Input is received from the user selecting one or more of the highly-safe parameter adjustments. A programming session is initiated wherein the programming device establishes communication with the CRM device, and transmits the selected one or more highly-safe parameter adjustments to the CRM device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hoyme, James O. Gilkerson, James Kalgren, David L. Perschbacher
  • Publication number: 20150206408
    Abstract: A communicator facilitates communications with a remote server via a wireless network supporting a plurality of disparate data transport mechanisms having differing characteristics. A processor coupled to memory is disposed in a communicator housing, which is configured for portability. The memory stores wireless radio firmware and data transfer instructions that are executable by the processor for transferring data to the remote server in accordance with a priority level. The priority level is based in part on criticality of the data and the communicator status. A radio disposed in the housing effects communications via the wireless network in accordance with the firmware. A power source in the housing supplies power for communicator components. The processor executes program instructions for selecting a data transport mechanism among the plurality transport mechanisms based on the priority level, and transmits the data via the wireless network via the radio using the selected transport mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: John LaLonde, William R. Mass, Kenneth P. Hoyme, David C. Johnson, Joseph E. Bange, Mark Gryzwa
  • Publication number: 20150190647
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an external device for communication with an implantable device. The external device includes a communication circuit configured to receive a communication signal from at least a third device separate from the external device and the implantable device, a locating circuit configured to determine a location of the external device using the received communication signal, a port configured to receive user identity information into the external device, and a control circuit electrically coupled to the communication circuit, the locating circuit, and the port. The control circuit is configured to allow user access to an implantable device feature according to the determined location and received user identity information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hoyme, James Kalgren, John LaLonde
  • Patent number: 9031652
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an external device for communication with an implantable device. The external device includes a communication circuit configured to receive a communication signal from at least a third device separate from the external device and the implantable device, a locating circuit configured to determine a location of the external device using the received communication signal, a port configured to receive user identity information into the external device, and a control circuit electrically coupled to the communication circuit, the locating circuit, and the port. The control circuit is configured to allow user access to an implantable device feature according to the determined location and received user identity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hoyme, James Kalgren, John LaLonde
  • Patent number: 8970392
    Abstract: A communicator facilitates communications with a remote server via a wireless network supporting a plurality of disparate data transport mechanisms having differing characteristics. A processor coupled to memory is disposed in a communicator housing, which is configured for portability. The memory stores wireless radio firmware and data transfer instructions that are executable by the processor for transferring data to the remote server in accordance with a priority level. The priority level is based in part on criticality of the data and the communicator status. A radio disposed in the housing effects communications via the wireless network in accordance with the firmware. A power source in the housing supplies power for communicator components. The processor executes program instructions for selecting a data transport mechanism among the plurality transport mechanisms based on the priority level, and transmits the data via the wireless network via the radio using the selected transport mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: John LaLonde, William R. Mass, Kenneth P. Hoyme, David C. Johnson, Joseph E. Bange, Mark Gryzwa
  • Publication number: 20140228902
    Abstract: A cardiac rhythm management (CRM) system includes a programming device that determines parameters for programming an implantable medical device based on patient-specific information including indications for use of the implantable medical device. By executing an indication-based programming algorithm, the programming device substantially automates the process between the diagnosis of a patient and the programming of an implantable medical device using parameters individually determined for that patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam W. Cates, James O. Gilkerson, Kenneth P. Hoyme
  • Patent number: 8798760
    Abstract: A system and method for remotely programming a patient medical device (PMD) is presented. Programming instructions specified remotely are translated into commands formatted for a PMD to control functionality thereof. Correctness of the PMD-formatted commands is checked. Patient consent to modify the functionality of the PMD is confirmed. Application of the PMD-formatted commands to the PMD is controlled during a programming session initiated and performed remotely. The application of the PMD-formatted commands is confirmed through interrogation of the PMD to verify the functionality modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hoyme, Karen Franke, George D. Jelatis