Patents by Inventor Nima Badie

Nima Badie 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: 20220354427
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein can reduce a burden associated with analyzing EGM segments obtained from an IMD that monitors for arrhythmic episodes. Respective EGM data and respective classification data is obtained for each arrhythmic episode detected by the IMD during a period of time. A representative R-R interval or HR for each of the arrhythmic episodes is also obtained, wherein a manner for determining the representative R-R interval or HR depends on the type of the arrhythmic episode, such that for at least two different types of arrhythmic episodes the manners differ. One or more arrhythmic episodes is/are selected for which corresponding EGM segments are to be displayed for each type of arrhythmic episode, wherein the selecting is performed based on the representative R-R intervals or HRs that are determined for the plurality of arrhythmic episodes. Additional and alternative embodiments are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Nima Badie, Fujian Qu, Leyla Sabet, Fady Dawoud, Kevin Davis, Christopher Gloschat, Aditya Goil, Mostafa Sadeghi
  • Publication number: 20220347484
    Abstract: Embodiments describe herein generally pertain to implantable medical device (IMDs), and methods for use therewith, that can be used to automatically switch an IMD from its normal operational mode to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safe mode, and vice versa, within increased specificity. A controller of an IMD is configured to use an accelerometer to determine whether a positional condition associated with a patient is detected, and control sampling of a magnetic field sensor or at least one signal output therefrom, such that a first sampling rate is used when the positional condition is detected, and a second sampling rate, that is slower than the first sampling rate, is used when the positional condition is not detected, to thereby conserve power. Based on results of the sampling, the controller determines whether a magnetic field condition is detected, and in response thereto performs a mode switch to an MRI safe mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Xing Pei, Brad Lindevig, Stuart Rosenberg, Nima Badie
  • Publication number: 20220296151
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods, devices and systems for monitoring a trend in heart failure (HF) progression are provided. The method comprises sensing left ventricular (LV) activation events at multiple LV sensing sites along a multi-electrode LV lead. The activation events are generated in response to an intrinsic or paced ventricular event. The method implements program instructions on one or more processors for automatically determining a conduction pattern (CP) across the LV sensing sites based on the LV activation events, identifying morphologies (MP) for cardiac signals associated with the LV activation events and repeating the sensing, determining and identifying operations, at select intervals, to build a CP collection and an MP collection. The method calculates an HF trend based on the CP collection and MP collection and classifies a patient condition based on the HF trend to form an HF assessment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Nima Badie, Jan O. Mangual-Soto, Luke C. McSpadden, Louis-Philippe Richer, Jong Gill
  • Publication number: 20220288399
    Abstract: A system and method have at least one implantable lead comprising a right ventricular (RV) electrode and one or more left ventricular (LV) electrodes, at least one processor, and a memory coupled to the at least one processor. The memory stores program instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Jan O. Mangual-Soto, Nima Badie, Luke C. McSpadden
  • Patent number: 11420069
    Abstract: Embodiments describe herein generally pertain to implantable medical device (IMDs), and methods for use therewith, that can be used to automatically switch an IMD from its normal operational mode to an MRI safe mode, and vice versa, within increased specificity. In certain embodiments, a controller of the IMD uses a magnetic field sensor to determine whether a first magnetic field condition is detected, and uses an accelerometer to determine whether a positional condition is detected. In response to the first magnetic field condition being detected, and the positional condition being detected, the controller can use the magnetic field sensor to determine whether a second magnetic field condition is detected, which differs from the first magnetic field condition. The controller can then cause the IMD to enter the MRI safe mode based at least in part on the first and second magnetic field conditions and the positional condition being detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Xing Pei, Brad Lindevig, Stuart Rosenberg, Nima Badie
  • Publication number: 20220233864
    Abstract: A method and device for dynamic device based AV delay adjustment is provided. The method comprises electrodes that are configured to be located proximate to an atrial (A) site and a right ventricular (RV) site. The method utilizes one or more processors for detecting an atrial paced (Ap) event or atrial sensed (As) event, and measures an AV interval corresponding to an interval between the Ap event or the As event and a sensed ventricular (Vs) event. The AV interval is associated with a current heart rate (HR). The method automatically dynamically adjusts a first AV delay based directly on the measured AV interval, identifies a scale factor associated with the current HR, calculates a second AV delay by scaling the first AV delay based on the scale factor and manages a pacing therapy, utilized by the IMD, based on the first and second AV delays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Nima Badie, Carin Folman, Jennifer Rhude, Aditya Goil
  • Patent number: 11369305
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods, devices and systems for monitoring a trend in heart failure (HF) progression are provided. The method comprises sensing left ventricular (LV) activation events at multiple LV sensing sites along a multi-electrode LV lead. The activation events are generated in response to an intrinsic or paced ventricular event. The method implements program instructions on one or more processors for automatically determining a conduction pattern (CP) across the LV sensing sites based on the LV activation events, identifying morphologies (MP) for cardiac signals associated with the LV activation events and repeating the sensing, determining and identifying operations, at select intervals, to build a CP collection and an MP collection. The method calculates an HF trend based on the CP collection and MP collection and classifies a patient condition based on the HF trend to form an HF assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Nima Badie, Jan O. Mangual-Soto, Luke C. McSpadden, Louis-Philippe Richer, Jong Gill
  • Publication number: 20220167903
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for managing presentation of cardiac activity signals. The methods and systems obtain device classified (DC) data sets generated by an implantable medical device (IMD), the DC data sets including a corresponding cardiac activity (CA) segment from an episode identified by the IMD; compare the CA segments, associated with different episodes, to one another to identify a level of similarity therebetween; separate the CA segments into at least first and second clusters based on the level of similarity; designate a first representative CA segment from the first cluster to be representative of the CA segments in the first cluster; and designate a second representative CA segment from the second cluster to be representative of the CA segments in the second cluster; and a display to present the first and second representative CA segments as representative of the first and second clusters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin J. Davis, Fujian Qu, Nima Badie, Fady Dawoud, Leyla Sabet
  • Publication number: 20220167906
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for detecting arrhythmias in cardiac activity including obtaining far field cardiac activity (CA) signals for a series of beats. For at least a portion of the beats, the one or more processors perform, on a beat by beat basis: a) identifying first and second feature of interests (FOI) from a segment of the CA signal that corresponds to a current beat; and b) classifying the current beat into one of first and second groups. The method also includes designating one of the first and second groups to be a primary group based on a relation between the first and second groups, and for the beats in the primary group, selecting one of the first and second FOIs as the R-wave FOI. The method also includes rejecting an arrhythmia detection based on the P-waves detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Fujian Qu, Nima Badie, Jong Gill
  • Patent number: 11331498
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods and systems are provided for automatically determining capture thresholds for an implantable medical device equipped for cardiac stimulus pacing using a multi-pole left ventricular (LV) lead. The methods and systems measures a base capture threshold for a base pacing vector utilizing stimulation pulses varied over at least a portion of an outer test range. The base pacing vector is defined by a first LV electrode provided on the LV lead and a second electrode located remote from an LV chamber. The methods and systems designate a secondary pacing vector that includes the first LV electrode and a neighbor LV electrode provided on the LV lead. The methods and systems further define an inner test range having secondary limits based on the base capture threshold, wherein at least one of the limits for the inner test range differs from a corresponding limit for the outer test range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Luke McSpadden, Fujian Qu, Cyrille S. Casset, Chunlan Jiang, Kyungmoo Ryu, Caroline D. Jordan, Yelena Nabutovsky, Nima Badie
  • Publication number: 20220105346
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting arrhythmias in cardiac activity is provided. The systems and methods include measuring conduction delays between an atria (A) and multiple left ventricular (LV) electrodes to obtain multiple intrinsic A/LV intervals, measuring conduction delays between a right ventricular (RV) and the multiple LV electrodes to obtain multiple intrinsic VV intervals. The systems and methods include calculating a first atrial ventricular (AV) delay based on at least one of the intrinsic A/LV intervals, and calculating a second AV delay based on at least one of the intrinsic VV intervals. The systems and methods include selecting a biventricular (BiV) pacing mode or an LV only pacing mode based on a relation between the first and second AV delays, and delivering a pacing therapy based on the selecting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Jan O. Mangual-Soto, Nima Badie, Luke C. McSpadden, Jong Gill, Louis-Philippe Richer
  • Publication number: 20220105345
    Abstract: A system and method for designating between types of activation by a pulse generator configured to deliver a left ventricular (LV) pacing pulse at an LV pacing site as part of a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) are provided. The system includes a sensing channel configured to collect cardiac activity (CA) signals along at least one sensing vector extending through a septal wall between the LV and right ventricle (RV). The CA signals are indicative of one or more beats and include a pre-LV pacing segment indicative of cardiac activity preceding the LV pacing pulse and a post-LV pacing segment indicative of cardiac activity following the LV pacing pulse. The system includes memory to store program instructions. One or more processors are configured to implement the program instructions to analyze the pre-LV pacing segment to identify a first myocardium activation (MA) characteristic of interest (COI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Jan O. Mangual-Soto, Nima Badie, Luke C. McSpadden
  • Publication number: 20220104774
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein use multiple AF discriminators to determine whether to classify an AF detection as a false positive. One method includes detecting R-waves within an EGM or ECG signal, determining R?R intervals based on the R-waves, detecting AF based on the R?R intervals, and using one or more time-based AF discriminators to analyze one or more temporal features of the EGM or ECG signal within a window leading up to the AF detection to thereby determine whether to classify the AF detection as a false positive. In response to not classifying the AF detection as a false positive using the one or more time-based AF discriminators, one or more morphology-based AF discriminators are used to analyze one or more morphological features of the EGM or ECG signal within the window leading up to the AF detection to thereby determine whether to classify the AF detection as a false positive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Fujian Qu, Nima Badie, Jong Gill
  • Patent number: 11284828
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for detecting arrhythmias in cardiac activity including obtaining far field cardiac activity (CA) signals for a series of beats. For at least a portion of the beats, the one or more processors perform, on a beat by beat basis: a) identifying first and second feature of interests (FOI) from a segment of the CA signal that corresponds to a current beat; and b) classifying the current beat into one of first and second groups. The method also includes designating one of the first and second groups to be a primary group based on a relation between the first and second groups, and for the beats in the primary group, selecting one of the first and second FOIs as the R-wave FOI. The method also includes rejecting an arrhythmia detection based on the P-waves detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Fujian Qu, Nima Badie, Jong Gill
  • Patent number: 11273312
    Abstract: A method and device for dynamic device based AV delay adjustment is provided. The method comprises electrodes that are configured to be located proximate to an atrial (A) site and a right ventricular (RV) site. The method utilizes one or more processors for detecting an atrial paced (Ap) event or atrial sensed (As) event, and measures an AV interval corresponding to an interval between the Ap event or the As event and a sensed ventricular (Vs) event. The AV interval is associated with a current heart rate (HR). The method automatically dynamically adjusts a first AV delay based directly on the measured AV interval, identifies a scale factor associated with the current HR, calculates a second AV delay by scaling the first AV delay based on the scale factor and manages a pacing therapy, utilized by the IMD, based on the first and second AV delays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Nima Badie, Carin Folman, Jennifer Rhude, Aditya Goil
  • Publication number: 20220047177
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for detecting arrhythmias in cardiac activity including obtaining far field cardiac activity (CA) signals for a series of beats. For at least a portion of the beats, the one or more processors perform, on a beat by beat basis: a) identifying first and second feature of interests (FOI) from a segment of the CA signal that corresponds to a current beat; and b) classifying the current beat into one of first and second groups. The method also includes designating one of the first and second groups to be a primary group based on a relation between the first and second groups, and for the beats in the primary group, selecting one of the first and second FOIs as the R-wave FOI. The method also includes rejecting an arrhythmia detection based on the P-waves detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Fujian Qu, Nima Badie, Jong Gill
  • Publication number: 20220040484
    Abstract: A system and method for managing atrial-ventricular (AV) delay adjustments are provided and includes electrodes configured to be located proximate to an atrial (A) site and at least one of a left bundle branch (LBB) site or a HIS site. An IMD has a header that includes a right atrial (RA) header port, a right ventricular (RV) header port and a left ventricular (LV) header port. The system includes memory configured to store program instructions and one or more processors that, when configured to execute the program instructions measure an AV interval corresponding to an interval between an atrial paced (Ap) event or an atrial sensed (As) event and a sensed ventricular (Vs) event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Wenwen Li, Nima Badie, Luke C. McSpadden, Yun Qiao, Avi Fischer, Kyungmoo Ryu
  • Patent number: 11235158
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting arrhythmias in cardiac activity is provided. The systems and methods include measuring conduction delays between an atria (A) and multiple left ventricular (LV) electrodes to obtain multiple intrinsic A/LV intervals, measuring conduction delays between a right ventricular (RV) and the multiple LV electrodes to obtain multiple intrinsic VV intervals. The systems and methods include calculating a first atrial ventricular (AV) delay based on at least one of the intrinsic A/LV intervals, and calculating a second AV delay based on at least one of the intrinsic VV intervals. The systems and methods include selecting a biventricular (BiV) pacing mode or an LV only pacing mode based on a relation between the first and second AV delays, and delivering a pacing therapy based on the selecting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Jan O. Mangual-Soto, Nima Badie, Luke C. McSpadden, Jong Gill, Louis-Philippe Richer
  • Publication number: 20220008724
    Abstract: A method and device for dynamic device based AV delay adjustment are provided. The method provides electrodes that are configured to be located proximate to an atrial (A) site and a right ventricular (RV) site. The method utilizes one or more processors, in an implantable medical device (IMD), for detecting an atrial paced (Ap) event or atrial sensed (As) event. The method determines a measured AV interval corresponding to an interval between the Ap event or the As event and a ventricular sensed event and calculates a percentage-based (PB) offset based on the measured AV interval. The method automatically dynamically adjusting an AV delay, utilized by the IMD, based on the measured AV interval and the PB offset and manages a pacing therapy, utilized by the IMD, based on the AV delay after the adjusting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Nima Badie, Jan O. Mangual-Soto, Luke C. McSpadden, Aditya Goil, Kyungmoo Ryu
  • Patent number: 11219774
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and device for providing dual chamber sensing with a single chamber leadless implantable medical device (LIMD) are provided. The method is under control of one or more processors in the LIMD configured with specific executable instructions. The method obtains a far field (FF) cardiac activity (CA) signals for activity in a remote chamber of a heart and compares the far field CA signals to a P-wave template to identify an event of interest associated with the remote chamber. The method sets an atrial-ventricular (AV) delay based on the P-wave identified and delivers pacing pulses at a pacing site of interest to a local chamber based on the AV delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Nima Badie, Chunlan Jiang, David Ligon