Patents by Inventor Perry Li

Perry Li 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: 20210268295
    Abstract: An implantable medical device including a can, a feedthrough and an antenna assembly. The can includes a lead connector assembly, electronics, and a metal wall defining a hermetic sealed compartment. The electronics and lead connector assembly are located in the hermetic sealed compartment. The feedthrough extends through the metal wall between the hermetic sealed compartment and exterior the metal wall. The antenna assembly includes an antenna extending along the metal wall in a spaced-apart manner from the metal wall and encased in a dielectric material. The dielectric material occupies a space between the antenna and the metal wall. The antenna is electrically connected to the electronics via an RF conductor of the feedthrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Wisit LIM, Perry LI
  • Patent number: 11108140
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for an implantable medical device (IMD) comprising a device housing having electronic components therein, a feedthrough assembly joined to the device housing, an antenna assembly, and a header body mounted to the device housing and enclosing the antenna assembly and feedthrough assembly. The antenna assembly including an inner conductor, a dielectric material, and an outer conductor arranged to form a coaxial structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Li, James T. Dean, Christopher A. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20210260389
    Abstract: A biostimulator, such as a leadless cardiac pacemaker, having a patch antenna integrated into a housing, is described. The housing includes an annular wall that contains electronic circuitry of the biostimulator and provides a ground plane of the antenna. The patch antenna includes a meandering trace embedded in a curved dielectric layer that is mounted on the annular wall. The trace provides a conductor of the antenna and the dielectric layer provides a dielectric substrate of the antenna between the conductor and the ground plane. The electronic circuitry contained within the annular wall is electrically connected to the trace via an electrical feedthrough that passes through the annular wall and the dielectric layer. The electrical feedthrough places the electronic circuitry in communication with the antenna to transmit or receive wireless communication signals from an external device. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Souvik Dubey, Perry Li, Craig E. Mar
  • Publication number: 20210228888
    Abstract: A biostimulator, such as a leadless pacemaker, including a header assembly having an electrical feedthrough assembly incorporating a helix mount, is described. The header assembly includes a fixation element mounted on the helix mount. The helix mount is mounted on a flange of the electrical feedthrough assembly, and thus, the fixation element can attach the leadless biostimulator to a target tissue. An electrode of the electrical feedthrough assembly is mounted within the flange to deliver a pacing impulse to the target tissue. A ceramic portion of the helix mount is disposed between the flange and the electrode to block an electrical path between the electrode and the flange. Accordingly, the helix mount both retains the fixation element on the leadless biostimulator and electrically isolates the flange and electrode components of the electrical feedthrough. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Bei Ning ZHANG, Brett C. VILLAVICENCIO, Perry LI
  • Publication number: 20210187310
    Abstract: A biostimulator, such as a leadless cardiac pacemaker, having a header assembly that includes an antenna, is described. The antenna can be integrated into an insulator that separates an electrode of the header assembly from a flange of the header assembly. The antenna includes an antenna loop embedded in a ceramic material of the insulator. The antenna loop is located distal to the flange to reduce the likelihood of signal interference and increase communication range of the antenna. The header assembly is mounted on a housing have an electronics compartment, and an antenna lead extends from the antenna loop to electronic circuitry contained within the electronics compartment. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Bei Ning ZHANG, Brett C. Villavicencio, Perry LI, Souvik DUBEY
  • Patent number: 11040210
    Abstract: An implantable medical device including a can, a feedthrough and an antenna assembly. The can includes a lead connector assembly, electronics, and a metal wall defining a hermetic sealed compartment. The electronics and lead connector assembly are located in the hermetic sealed compartment. The feedthrough extends through the metal wall between the hermetic sealed compartment and exterior the metal wall. The antenna assembly includes an antenna extending along the metal wall in a spaced-apart manner from the metal wall and encased in a dielectric material. The dielectric material occupies a space between the antenna and the metal wall. The antenna is electrically connected to the electronics via an RF conductor of the feedthrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Wisit Lim, Perry Li
  • Publication number: 20210167488
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an implantable medical device which utilizes a patch antenna for communicating with an external device. The implantable medical device includes a housing, a header, and a patch antenna formed using an RF plate and a ground plate, which may be or include a metal surface of the housing. Also, a material of the header forms a dielectric of the patch antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Li, Lequan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210098124
    Abstract: A medical device and method are provided. The medical device includes a battery, a charge bank configured to store supplemental energy, memory to store program instructions, and device operational circuitry. The device operational circuitry identifies an energy demand (ED) action to be performed by the device operational circuitry in connection with at least one of monitoring a medical characteristic of interest (COI), treating the medical COI, or wirelessly communicating with a separate device. The device operational circuitry obtains an energy consumption estimate for an amount of energy to be consumed by the device operational circuitry in connection with performing the ED action and dispatches a charge instruction to charge the charge bank from the battery with supplemental energy. The device operational circuitry supplies the supplemental energy to the device operational circuitry for performing the ED action in connection with the at least one of monitoring, treating or communicating operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffery Crook, Perry Li, Robert J. Williams
  • Patent number: 10957970
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an implantable medical device which utilizes a patch antenna for communicating with an external device. The implantable medical device includes a housing, a header, and a patch antenna formed using an RF plate and a ground plate, which may be or include a metal surface of the housing. Also, a material of the header forms a dielectric of the patch antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Li, Lequan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200383053
    Abstract: A method for managing power during communication with an implantable medical device, including establishing a communications link, utilizing a power corresponding to a session start power, to initiate a current session between an implantable medical device (IMD) and external device. A telemetry break condition of the communications link is monitored during the current session. The power utilized by the IMD is adjusted between low and high power levels, during the current session based on the telemetry break condition. The number of sessions is counted, including the current session and one or more prior sessions, in which the IMD utilized the higher power level, and a level for the session start power to be utilized to initiate a next session following the current session is adaptively learned based on the counting of the number of sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Perry Li, Lequan Zhang, Xing Pei, Jeffery Crook, Yongjian Wu, Jun Yang, Chao-Wen Young
  • Patent number: 10785720
    Abstract: A method for managing power during communication with an implantable medical device, including establishing a communications link, utilizing a power corresponding to a session start power, to initiate a current session between an implantable medical device (IMD) and external device. A telemetry break condition of the communications link is monitored during the current session. The power utilized by the IMD is adjusted between low and high power levels, during the current session based on the telemetry break condition. The number of sessions is counted, including the current session and one or more prior sessions, in which the IMD utilized the higher power level, and a level for the session start power to be utilized to initiate a next session following the current session is adaptively learned based on the counting of the number of sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Li, Lequan Zhang, Xing Pei, Jeffery Crook, Yongjian Wu, Jun Yang, Chao-Wen Young
  • Patent number: 10779767
    Abstract: An implantable cardiac monitoring device and method of manufacture are provided. The device comprises a device housing having electronic components therein. A feedthrough assembly is joined to the device housing. The device comprises an antenna. A header body is mounted to the device housing and encloses the antenna and feedthrough assembly. The antenna includes a pin mounting section and a plate shaped radiating section. The pin mounting and radiating sections are interconnected by a ribbon section having a predetermined length to at least partially tune the antenna to a communication frequency. The radiating section is positioned proximate to, and shaped to extend along, an outer surface of the header body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Li, Patrick Kirk, Reza Imani, Mitch Goodman
  • Patent number: 10758735
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for implantable medical devices. The device comprises a device housing that has an electronics module, an electrode, an antenna, and a header that has a main body. The main body is formed of a ceramic material that includes side walls, a distal end and a proximal mounting end. The main body has an electrode retention region and an antenna retention platform. The antenna extends along the antenna retention platform. The electrode is provided at the electrode retention region. The mounting end includes electrode and antenna connectors. The main body includes a first plated trace formed through the ceramic material to be electrically coupled to the electronics module in the device housing. Between the antenna and the antenna connector, the main body includes a second plated trace formed through the ceramic material between the electrode and the electrode connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Wisit Lim, Perry Li
  • Publication number: 20200236620
    Abstract: A method for managing power during communication with an implantable medical device, including establishing a communications link, utilizing a power corresponding to a session start power, to initiate a current session between an implantable medical device (IMD) and external device. A telemetry break condition of the communications link is monitored during the current session. The power utilized by the IMD is adjusted between low and high power levels, during the current session based on the telemetry break condition. The number of sessions is counted, including the current session and one or more prior sessions, in which the IMD utilized the higher power level, and a level for the session start power to be utilized to initiate a next session following the current session is adaptively learned based on the counting of the number of sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Perry Li, Lequan Zhang, Xing Pei, Jeffery Crook, Yongjian Wu, Jun Yang, Chao-Wen Young
  • Publication number: 20200161750
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device including a housing containing an electrical circuit. The implantable electronic device further includes an antenna assembly coupled to the electrical circuit. The antenna assembly includes an antenna including 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 includes one or more capacitive features that selectively overlap portions of the antenna trace and facilitate tuning of the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    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 Crook
  • Publication number: 20200101300
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for a leadless implantable medical device (LIMD) comprising a housing. An electrode is disposed on the housing. An electronics circuit is disposed in the housing and is configured to sense cardiac signals, and/or generate and deliver pacing signals to the electrode. A transceiver circuit is disposed in the housing, and is configured to communicate wirelessly with an external device. A fixation antenna electrically separate from the electrode is disposed on a distal portion of the housing and is electrically coupled to the transceiver circuit, and configured to operate as an antenna for communication between the transceiver circuit and the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Perry Li, Brett Villavicencio
  • Patent number: 10603497
    Abstract: An implantable medical device and method are provided for implant within a patient. The device comprises a case. Radio frequency (RF) communication components are housed within the case. A header is mounted to an exterior surface of the case along an edge of the case. An antenna is coupled to the RF communication components. The antenna has an inverted E shape. The inverted E shaped antenna is within the header. The inverted E shaped antenna includes a conducting arm joined to first, second and third branches that are oriented within the header to extend toward the edge of the case underneath the header. The first branch of the antenna is conductively open and, no more than weakly coupled, with respect to the case. The second branch is located between the first and third branches. The second branch is configured to convey an RF signal feed. The third branch has a shunt to ground connection to the case. The case forms a ground plane for the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Li, Wisit Lim, Dino Bortolin
  • Publication number: 20200083598
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for an implantable medical device (IMD) comprising a device housing having electronic components therein, a feedthrough assembly joined to the device housing, an antenna assembly, and a header body mounted to the device housing and enclosing the antenna assembly and feedthrough assembly. The antenna assembly including an inner conductor, a dielectric material, and an outer conductor arranged to form a coaxial structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Perry Li, James T. Dean, Christopher A. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10583300
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for a leadless implantable medical device (LIMD) comprising a housing. An electrode is disposed on the housing. An electronics circuit is disposed in the housing and is configured to sense cardiac signals, and/or generate and deliver pacing signals to the electrode. A transceiver circuit is disposed in the housing, and is configured to communicate wirelessly with an external device. A fixation antenna electrically separate from the electrode is disposed on a distal portion of the housing and is electrically coupled to the transceiver circuit, and configured to operate as an antenna for communication between the transceiver circuit and the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Li, Brett Villavicencio
  • Patent number: 10587038
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    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 Crook