Patents by Inventor Ville Petteri Vartiovaara

Ville Petteri Vartiovaara 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: 20210327576
    Abstract: A wireless patient monitor comprises a generic activator module having a universal connection port that connects with any one of multiple sensor devices, a battery, and a radio transmitter wirelessly connected to a host device. The generic activator module connects to any one of multiple sensor devices via the universal connection port to provide power from the battery to the sensor device and to receive digital physiological data from the sensor device. The radio transmitter transmits the digital physiological data received from the sensor device to a host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman
  • Patent number: 11043302
    Abstract: A wireless patient monitor comprises a generic activator module having a universal connection port that connects with any one of multiple sensor devices, a battery, and a radio transmitter wirelessly connected to a host device. The generic activator module connects to any one of multiple sensor devices via the universal connection port to provide power from the battery to the sensor device and to receive digital physiological data from the sensor device. The radio transmitter transmits the digital physiological data received from the sensor device to a host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman
  • Patent number: 10881314
    Abstract: A wireless patient monitor comprises a generic activator module having a universal connection port that connects with any one of multiple sensor devices, a battery, and a radio transmitter wirelessly connected to a host device. The generic activator module connects to any one of multiple sensor devices via the universal connection port to provide power from the battery to the sensor device and to receive digital physiological data from the sensor device. The radio transmitter transmits the digital physiological data received from the sensor device to a host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman
  • Publication number: 20200202083
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for detecting a device connection based on a magnetic signature. In one example, a host device includes a connector configured to connect to a medical sensor device, a magnetic detection unit positioned proximate the connector and including a magnetic field generator and one or more magnetic field detectors, and a memory storing instructions executable by a processor to determine a magnitude of a magnetic field generated by the magnetic field generator based on output from the one or more magnetic field detectors and in response to detecting a change in the magnitude of magnetic field that is greater than a threshold change, establish a connection with the medical sensor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventor: Ville Petteri Vartiovaara
  • Patent number: 10681515
    Abstract: A method for verifying wireless devices connected to a wireless medical body area network, MBAN, is provided. The method comprises activating a request for verification by a user activating the request for verification on any one of the wireless devices; receiving the request for verification by the any one wireless device of the wireless MBAN; and indicating a plurality of wireless devices connected to the wireless MBAN by displaying an indication on the plurality of wireless devices. A wireless MBAN comprising wireless devices. The wireless MBAN comprises each wireless device being configured for an activation of a verification; and a plurality of the wireless devices being configured to display an identification upon the activation of the verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman
  • Patent number: 10588529
    Abstract: An ECG monitoring system includes two or more active electrodes, each active electrode having an electrode pad fixable to a patient to sense physiological potentials from the patient, a common connection port, and a wireless transmitter. The system further includes a common connector electrically connected to the common connector port of each of the two or more active electrodes to provide a comparator signal to each of the active electrodes. Each of the active electrodes compares the physiological potentials sensed at the electrode pad against the comparator signal to generate a cardiac signal, and then wirelessly transmits the cardiac signal with the wireless transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Otto Valtteri Pekander, Emma Elina Ikonen, Jussi Olavi Halinen, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Juha Petri Virtanen
  • Publication number: 20200029813
    Abstract: A two part patient monitoring device includes an activator module and a sensor device. The activator module includes a non-galvanic data port that creates a communication path with a non-galvanic data port on the sensor device. The activator module includes power contact pads that are each at least partially surrounded by a bias ring. A bias voltage is applied to the bias rings and a processor or circuit in the activator module monitors the voltage on the bias ring to detect a leakage current. The sensor module includes power contact pins that engage the power contact pads to transfer power from the activator module to the sensor device. Each of the contact pins are surrounded by a seal member such that the connection between the power contact pins and the power contact pads is protected from debris and/or moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ville Petteri Vartiovaara
  • Patent number: 10463253
    Abstract: A two part patient monitoring device includes an activator module and a sensor device. The activator module includes a non-galvanic data port that creates a communication path with a non-galvanic data port on the sensor device. The activator module includes power contact pads that are each at least partially surrounded by a bias ring. A bias voltage is applied to the bias rings and a processor or circuit in the activator module monitors the voltage on the bias ring to detect a leakage current. The sensor module includes power contact pins that engage the power contact pads to transfer power from the activator module to the sensor device. Each of the contact pins are surrounded by a seal member such that the connection between the power contact pins and the power contact pads is protected from debris and/or moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ville Petteri Vartiovaara
  • Patent number: 10405765
    Abstract: A data acquisition system for use with expandable ECG electrode systems. The data acquisition system includes a main unit and one or more expansion units for increasing the number of ECG leads applied to a patient for enhanced monitoring capabilities. Multiple embodiments are illustrated for providing a common mode signal between the main electrode unit and expansion units without requiring the physical transmission of voltage potential between the main unit and the expansion unit. In one embodiment, the main unit and the expansion unit share a common ground reference potential. In a second embodiment, an optical signal is transmitted between the main unit and the extension unit to relay the common mode information while in a third embodiment, common electrode potentials are provided to both the main unit and the extension unit for constructing their own common reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Filip Arnold Santala, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Juha Petri Virtanen
  • Publication number: 20190133484
    Abstract: A wireless patient monitor comprises a generic activator module having a universal connection port that connects with any one of multiple sensor devices, a battery, and a radio transmitter wirelessly connected to a host device. The generic activator module connects to any one of multiple sensor devices via the universal connection port to provide power from the battery to the sensor device and to receive digital physiological data from the sensor device. The radio transmitter transmits the digital physiological data received from the sensor device to a host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman
  • Patent number: 10261114
    Abstract: Devices and methods for detecting a medical sensor device being attached to a host device are disclosed. The host device includes a reader circuit that can generate an AC pilot signal. When the medical sensor device is being attached to the host device, the AC pilot signal is fed to a non-linear circuit in the sensor device, which responds with a DC signal. The host device compares the magnitude of the response signal with a threshold magnitude. If the magnitude of the response signal is greater than the threshold magnitude, the host device determines that the sensor device is being attached and establishes connection with the sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Ari Pitkanen
  • Publication number: 20180008158
    Abstract: An ECG monitoring system includes two or more active electrodes, each active electrode having an electrode pad fixable to a patient to sense physiological potentials from the patient, a common connection port, and a wireless transmitter. The system further includes a common connector electrically connected to the common connector port of each of the two or more active electrodes to provide a comparator signal to each of the active electrodes. Each of the active electrodes compares the physiological potentials sensed at the electrode pad against the comparator signal to generate a cardiac signal, and then wirelessly transmits the cardiac signal with the wireless transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Otto Valtteri Pekander, Emma Elina Ikonen, Jussi Olavi Halinen, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Juha Petri Virtanen
  • Publication number: 20180013648
    Abstract: A method for verifying wireless devices connected to a wireless medical body area network, MBAN, is provided. The method comprises activating a request for verification by a user activating the request for verification on any one of the wireless devices; receiving the request for verification by the any one wireless device of the wireless MBAN; and indicating a plurality of wireless devices connected to the wireless MBAN by displaying an indication on the plurality of wireless devices. A wireless MBAN comprising wireless devices. The wireless MBAN comprises each wireless device being configured for an activation of a verification; and a plurality of the wireless devices being configured to display an identification upon the activation of the verification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman
  • Publication number: 20170331614
    Abstract: A system is provided for aligning data stream signals that includes a plurality of end points each having a system clock and a communication circuit. The plurality of end points are configured to generate operation data having a system clock value based on the system clock. The system also includes a first node having a communication circuit configured to be communicatively coupled to the plurality of end points by a bi-directional communication link. The first node receives the operation data from the plurality of end points along the bi-directional communication link. The first node includes a controller circuit configured to determine a clock value and speed offsets between the first node and a first end point. Additionally, the controller circuit is configured to transmit a message sequence to determine the clock value and speed offsets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventor: Ville Petteri Vartiovaara
  • Publication number: 20170325684
    Abstract: A two part patient monitoring device includes an activator module and a sensor device. The activator module includes a non-galvanic data port that creates a communication path with a non-galvanic data port on the sensor device. The activator module includes power contact pads that are each at least partially surrounded by a bias ring. A bias voltage is applied to the bias rings and a processor or circuit in the activator module monitors the voltage on the bias ring to detect a leakage current. The sensor module includes power contact pins that engage the power contact pads to transfer power from the activator module to the sensor device. Each of the contact pins are surrounded by a seal member such that the connection between the power contact pins and the power contact pads is protected from debris and/or moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ville Petteri Vartiovaara
  • Publication number: 20170251939
    Abstract: A data acquisition system for use with expandable ECG electrode systems. The data acquisition system includes a main unit and one or more expansion units for increasing the number of ECG leads applied to a patient for enhanced monitoring capabilities. Multiple embodiments are illustrated for providing a common mode signal between the main electrode unit and expansion units without requiring the physical transmission of voltage potential between the main unit and the expansion unit. In one embodiment, the main unit and the expansion unit share a common ground reference potential. In a second embodiment, an optical signal is transmitted between the main unit and the extension unit to relay the common mode information while in a third embodiment, common electrode potentials are provided to both the main unit and the extension unit for constructing their own common reference signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Filip Arnold Santala, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Juha Petri Virtanen
  • Publication number: 20160183836
    Abstract: A wireless patient monitor comprises a generic activator module having a universal connection port that connects with any one of multiple sensor devices, a battery, and a radio transmitter wirelessly connected to a host device. The generic activator module connects to any one of multiple sensor devices via the universal connection port to provide power from the battery to the sensor device and to receive digital physiological data from the sensor device. The radio transmitter transmits the digital physiological data received from the sensor device to a host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman