Patents by Inventor Thanh Tieu

Thanh Tieu 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: 11129993
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for detecting arrhythmias in cardiac activity are provided. The method is under control of one or more processors configured with specific executable instructions. The method obtains cardiac activity (CA) signals at the electrodes of an implantable medical device (IMD) in connection multiple cardiac beats and with different IMD orientations relative to gravitational force. The method obtains acceleration signatures at a sensor of the IMD that are indicative of heart sounds generated during the cardiac beats. The method obtains device location information at the IMD, with respect to the gravitational force during the cardiac beats. The method groups the acceleration signatures associated with the first and second set of cardiac beats into the corresponding one of first and second posture bins based on the device location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Min, Kyungmoo Ryu, Thanh Tieu, Gene A. Bornzin, Stuart Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 11007370
    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: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    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: 20210046323
    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: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Reza Shahandeh, Richard Williamson, Gabriel Mouchawar, Brent Croft, William Winstrom, Robert McCormick, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Thanh Tieu, Ali Dianaty, Samir Shah, Yongjian Wu
  • Publication number: 20200046982
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for detecting arrhythmias in cardiac activity are provided. The method is under control of one or more processors configured with specific executable instructions. The method obtains cardiac activity (CA) signals at the electrodes of an implantable medical device (IMD) in connection multiple cardiac beats and with different IMD orientations relative to gravitational force. The method obtains acceleration signatures at a sensor of the IMD that are indicative of heart sounds generated during the cardiac beats. The method obtains device location information at the IMD, with respect to the gravitational force during the cardiac beats. The method groups the acceleration signatures associated with the first and second set of cardiac beats into the corresponding one of first and second posture bins based on the device location information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Min, Kyungmoo Ryu, Thanh Tieu, Bornzin Gene, Stuart Rosenberg
  • Publication number: 20190381326
    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: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    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: 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
  • Patent number: 9687658
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for bridging a bi-directional communication link between an external device and an implantable medical device (IMD). The systems and methods establish a first bi-directional communication link between an external device and a wireless bridge device according to a wireless protocol, and establish a second bi-directional communication link between the wireless bridge device and an IMD concurrently with the first bi-direction communication link according to the wireless protocol. The systems and methods further receive a data packet from the external device at the wireless bridge device. The data packet is received during the communication interval. The systems and methods further transmit the data packet from the wireless bridge device to the IMD during the communication interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Yonjian Wu, Reza Shahandeh, Samir Shah, Chao-Wen Young, Mostafa Sadeghi, Jun Yang, Thanh Tieu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9463325
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for maintaining a bi-directional communication link between an external device and an implantable medical device (IMD). The systems and methods receive a connection request from an external device at the IMD. The communication request includes one or more communication link parameters based on a wireless protocol, defining a first communication interval. The systems and methods establish a bi-directional communication link between the external device and the IMD based on the one or more communication link parameters, and receive, during the first communication interval, a data packet from the external device along a first data channel, the data packet including an adjusted communication link parameter. The adjusted communication link parameter include a second communication interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Wen Young, Germinal Ibarrola, Yongjian Wu, Mostafa Sadeghi, Erik Shreve, Andrew Rissing, Min Yang, Jun Yang, Thanh Tieu
  • Publication number: 20160287887
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for bridging a bi-directional communication link between an external device and an implantable medical device (IMD). The systems and methods establish a first bi-directional communication link between an external device and a wireless bridge device according to a wireless protocol, and establish a second bi-directional communication link between the wireless bridge device and an IMD concurrently with the first bi-direction communication link according to the wireless protocol. The systems and methods further receive a data packet from the external device at the wireless bridge device. The data packet is received during the communication interval. The systems and methods further transmit the data packet from the wireless bridge device to the IMD during the communication interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Yonjian Wu, Reza Shahandeh, Samir Shah, Chao-Wen Young, Mostafa Sadeghi, Jun Yang, Thanh Tieu
  • Patent number: 9445264
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for initiating a secured bi-directional communication session with an implantable medical device. The system and method include configuring a pulse generator (PG) device and an external device to establish a communication link there between through a wireless protocol with a defined bonding procedure. The system and method also include transmitting a static identification and dynamic seed from the PG device through a dedicated advertisement channel to the external device and generating a passkey from a pre-defined algorithm based on the dynamic seed and a static identification. Further, the system and method include starting the defined bonding procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Wen Young, Yongjian Wu, Min Yang, Erik Shreve, Andrew Rissing, Jun Yang, Thanh Tieu, Mostafa Sadeghi
  • 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: 9427592
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for use with implantable medical devices or trial medical devices for wirelessly connecting the devices to external instruments such as tablet computers or smartphones. In an example where the medical device is an implantable neurostimulator, the neurostimulator passively detects wireless wake-up signals generated by the external instrument, i.e. the neurostimulator “sniffs” for advertisement signals generated by the external instrument. In response to passive detection of a wake-up signal, the implantable neurostimulator determines if a response is warranted and, if so, the neurostimulator activates its wireless transmission components to transmit an acknowledgement signal to the external instrument so as to complete a wake-up and handshake protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongjian Wu, Chao-Wen Young, Jun Yang, Reza Shahandeh, Thanh Tieu, Min Yang
  • 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: 20150341785
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for initiating a secured bi-directional communication session with an implantable medical device. The system and method include configuring a pulse generator (PG) device and an external device to establish a communication link there between through a wireless protocol with a defined bonding procedure. The system and method also include transmitting a static identification and dynamic seed from the PG device through a dedicated advertisement channel to the external device and generating a passkey from a pre-defined algorithm based on the dynamic seed and a static identification. Further, the system and method include starting the defined bonding procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Wen Young, Yongjian Wu, Min Yang, Erik Shreve, Andrew Rissing, Jun Yang, Thanh Tieu, Mostafa Sadeghi
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150065047
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for use with implantable medical devices or trial medical devices for wirelessly connecting the devices to external instruments such as tablet computers or smartphones. In an example where the medical device is an implantable neurostimulator, the neurostimulator passively detects wireless wake-up signals generated by the external instrument, i.e. the neurostimulator “sniffs” for advertisement signals generated by the external instrument. In response to passive detection of a wake-up signal, the implantable neurostimulator determines if a response is warranted and, if so, the neurostimulator activates its wireless transmission components to transmit an acknowledgement signal to the external instrument so as to complete a wake-up and handshake protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Pacesette, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongjian Wu, Chao-Wen Young, Jun Yang, Reza Shahandeh, Thanh Tieu, Min Yang
  • Publication number: 20140169162
    Abstract: A medical telemetry system and method are provided for communication between an implantable medical device (IMD) and an external device (ExD). The method and system collects real-time (RT) data and non-real-time (NRT) data. The method and system segment the RT data into RT packets and the NRT data into NRT packets and load the RT and NRT packets into a shared transmit buffer in the IMD in accordance with RT and NRT bandwidth allocations and/or packet size. The method and system transmit the RT and NRT packets from the IMD to the ExD in an order loaded in the transmit buffer and adjust at least one of the RT and NRT bandwidth allocations and/or packet size based on a quality of service (QoS) characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB
    Inventors: Roberto Romano, Nicklas Blidmo, Anders Becker, Par Edlund, Leif Lychou, Hanbiao Wang, Ing-Sheng Peter Yin, Thanh Tieu