Patents by Inventor Vladimir V. Kovtun

Vladimir V. Kovtun 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: 10367476
    Abstract: A system and method for representing quasi-periodic waveforms, for example, representing a plurality of limited decompositions of the quasi-periodic waveform. Each decomposition includes a first and second amplitude value and at least one time value. In some embodiments, each of the decompositions is phase adjusted such that the arithmetic sum of the plurality of limited decompositions reconstructs the quasi-periodic waveform. Data-structure attributes are created and used to reconstruct the quasi-periodic waveform. Features of the quasi-periodic wave are tracked using pattern-recognition techniques. The fundamental rate of the signal (e.g., heartbeat) can vary widely, for example by a factor of 2-3 or more from the lowest to highest frequency. To get quarter-phase representations of a component (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Vios Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos A. Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun
  • Patent number: 10264985
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example system for mapping the electrical activity of the heart includes a catheter shaft. The catheter shaft includes a plurality of electrodes including a first and a second electrode. The system also includes a processor. The processor is capable of collecting a first signal corresponding to a first electrode over a time period and generating a first time-frequency distribution corresponding to the first signal. The first time-frequency distribution includes a first dominant frequency value representation occurring at one or more first base frequencies. The processor is also capable of applying a filter to the first signal or derivatives thereof to determine whether the first dominant frequency value representation includes a single first dominant frequency value at a first base frequency or two or more first dominant frequency values at two or more base frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob I. Laughner, Carlos Alberto Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun, Shibaji Shome, Pramodsingh H. Thakur, Allan C. Shuros, Kevin J. Stalsberg
  • Publication number: 20190029535
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example system for mapping the electrical activity of the heart includes a catheter shaft. The catheter shaft includes a plurality of electrodes including a first and a second electrode. The system also includes a processor. The processor is capable of collecting a first signal corresponding to a first electrode over a time period and generating a first time-frequency distribution corresponding to the first signal. The first time-frequency distribution includes a first dominant frequency value representation occurring at one or more first base frequencies. The processor is also capable of applying a filter to the first signal or derivatives thereof to determine whether the first dominant frequency value representation includes a single first dominant frequency value at a first base frequency or two or more first dominant frequency values at two or more base frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Jacob I. Laughner, Carlos Alberto Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun, Shibaji Shome, Pramodsingh H. Thakur, Allan C. Shuros, Kevin J. Stalsberg
  • Patent number: 10085659
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example system for mapping the electrical activity of the heart includes a catheter shaft. The catheter shaft includes a plurality of electrodes including a first and a second electrode. The system also includes a processor. The processor is capable of collecting a first signal corresponding to a first electrode over a time period and generating a first time-frequency distribution corresponding to the first signal. The first time-frequency distribution includes a first dominant frequency value representation occurring at one or more first base frequencies. The processor is also capable of applying a filter to the first signal or derivatives thereof to determine whether the first dominant frequency value representation includes a single first dominant frequency value at a first base frequency or two or more first dominant frequency values at two or more base frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob I. Laughner, Carlos Alberto Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun, Shibaji Shome, Pramodsingh H. Thakur, Allan C. Shuros, Kevin J. Stalsberg
  • Publication number: 20180166089
    Abstract: A system and method for representing quasi-periodic waveforms, for example, representing a plurality of limited decompositions of the quasi-periodic waveform. Each decomposition includes a first and second amplitude value and at least one time value. In some embodiments, each of the decompositions is phase adjusted such that the arithmetic sum of the plurality of limited decompositions reconstructs the quasi-periodic waveform. Data-structure attributes are created and used to reconstruct the quasi-periodic waveform. Features of the quasi-periodic wave are tracked using pattern-recognition techniques. The fundamental rate of the signal (e.g., heartbeat) can vary widely, for example by a factor of 2-3 or more from the lowest to highest frequency. To get quarter-phase representations of a component (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Carlos A. Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun
  • Patent number: 9734838
    Abstract: A system and method for representing quasi-periodic waveforms, for example, representing a plurality of limited decompositions of the quasi-periodic waveform. Each decomposition includes a first and second amplitude value and at least one time value. In some embodiments, each of the decompositions is phase adjusted such that the arithmetic sum of the plurality of limited decompositions reconstructs the quasi-periodic waveform. Data-structure attributes are created and used to reconstruct the quasi-periodic waveform. Features of the quasi-periodic wave are tracked using pattern-recognition techniques. The fundamental rate of the signal (e.g., heartbeat) can vary widely, for example by a factor of 2-3 or more from the lowest to highest frequency. To get quarter-phase representations of a component (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Vios Medical Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Carlos A. Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun
  • Patent number: 9649040
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example system for mapping the electrical activity of the heart includes a catheter shaft. The catheter shaft includes a plurality of electrodes including a first electrode and a second electrode. The system also includes a processor. The processor is capable of collecting a first signal corresponding to the first electrode and a second signal corresponding to the second electrode. Collecting the first and second signals occurs over a time period. The processor is also capable of generating a first time-frequency distribution corresponding to the first signal, identifying a first dominant frequency value occurring at a first dominant frequency and a first time point, generating a second time-frequency distribution corresponding to the second signal, identifying a second dominant frequency value occurring at a second dominant frequency and a second time point and determining an attraction point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob I. Laughner, Carlos Alberto Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun, Shibaji Shome, Pramodsingh H. Thakur, Allan C. Shuros, Kevin J. Stalsberg
  • Publication number: 20170112450
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. A method for removing an artifact of a biological reference signal present in a biological source signal may comprise sensing a biological reference signal with one or more electrodes and sensing a biological source signal, wherein the biological source signal comprises an artifact of the biological reference signal. The method may further comprise determining, based on the biological reference signal, the artifact of the biological reference signal and subtracting the artifact of the biological reference signal from the sensed biological source signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Vladimir V. Kovtun, Carlos A. Ricci, Pramodsingh H. Thakur, Shibaji Shome
  • Patent number: 9579064
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. A method for removing an artifact of a biological reference signal present in a biological source signal may comprise sensing a biological reference signal with one or more electrodes and sensing a biological source signal, wherein the biological source signal comprises an artifact of the biological reference signal. The method may further comprise determining, based on the biological reference signal, the artifact of the biological reference signal and subtracting the artifact of the biological reference signal from the sensed biological source signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir V. Kovtun, Carlos Alberto Ricci, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Shibaji Shome
  • Patent number: 9530425
    Abstract: A system and method for representing quasi-periodic (“qp”) waveforms, for example, representing a plurality of limited decompositions of the qp waveform. Each decomposition includes a first and second amplitude value and at least one time value. In some embodiments, each of the decompositions is phase adjusted such that the arithmetic sum of the plurality of limited decompositions reconstructs the qp waveform. Data-structure attributes are created and used to reconstruct the qp waveform. Features of the qp wave are tracked using pattern-ecognition techniques. The fundamental rate of the signal (e.g., heartbeat) can vary widely, for example by a factor of 2-3 or more from the lowest to highest frequency. To get quarter-phase representations of a component (e.g., lowest frequency “rate” component) that varies over time (by a factor of two to three) many overlapping filters use bandpass and overlap parameters that allow tracking the component's frequency version on changing quarter-phase basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Vios Medical Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Carlos A. Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun
  • Publication number: 20160232913
    Abstract: A system and method for representing quasi-periodic waveforms, for example, representing a plurality of limited decompositions of the quasi-periodic waveform. Each decomposition includes a first and second amplitude value and at least one time value. In some embodiments, each of the decompositions is phase adjusted such that the arithmetic sum of the plurality of limited decompositions reconstructs the quasi-periodic waveform. Data-structure attributes are created and used to reconstruct the quasi-periodic waveform. Features of the quasi-periodic wave are tracked using pattern-recognition techniques. The fundamental rate of the signal (e.g., heartbeat) can vary widely, for example by a factor of 2-3 or more from the lowest to highest frequency. To get quarter-phase representations of a component (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Carlos A. Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun
  • Publication number: 20160183810
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example system for mapping the electrical activity of the heart includes a catheter shaft. The catheter shaft includes a plurality of electrodes including a first and a second electrode. The system also includes a processor. The processor is capable of collecting a first signal corresponding to a first electrode over a time period and generating a first time-frequency distribution corresponding to the first signal. The first time-frequency distribution includes a first dominant frequency value representation occurring at one or more first base frequencies. The processor is also capable of applying a filter to the first signal or derivatives thereof to determine whether the first dominant frequency value representation includes a single first dominant frequency value at a first base frequency or two or more first dominant frequency values at two or more base frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Jacob I. Laughner, Carlos Alberto Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun, Shibaji Shome, Pramodsingh H. Thakur, Allan C. Shuros, Kevin J. Stalsberg
  • Publication number: 20160183809
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example system for mapping the electrical activity of the heart includes a catheter shaft. The catheter shaft includes a plurality of electrodes including a first electrode and a second electrode. The system also includes a processor. The processor is capable of collecting a first signal corresponding to the first electrode and a second signal corresponding to the second electrode. Collecting the first and second signals occurs over a time period. The processor is also capable of generating a first time-frequency distribution corresponding to the first signal, identifying a first dominant frequency value occurring at a first dominant frequency and a first time point, generating a second time-frequency distribution corresponding to the second signal, identifying a second dominant frequency value occurring at a second dominant frequency and a second time point and determining an attraction point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Jacob I. Laughner, Carlos Alberto Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun, Shibaji Shome, Pramodsingh H. Thakur, Allan C. Shuros, Kevin J. Stalsberg
  • Patent number: 9319028
    Abstract: A system and method for representing quasi-periodic waveforms, for example, representing a plurality of limited decompositions of the quasi-periodic waveform. Each decomposition includes a first and second amplitude value and at least one time value. In some embodiments, each of the decompositions is phase adjusted such that the arithmetic sum of the plurality of limited decompositions reconstructs the quasi-periodic waveform. Data-structure attributes are created and used to reconstruct the quasi-periodic waveform. Features of the quasi-periodic wave are tracked using pattern-recognition techniques. The fundamental rate of the signal (e.g., heartbeat) can vary widely, for example by a factor of 2-3 or more from the lowest to highest frequency. To get quarter-phase representations of a component (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Vios Medical Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Carlos A. Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun
  • Publication number: 20160087603
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for representing quasi-periodic (“qp”) waveforms comprising, representing a plurality of limited decompositions of the qp waveform, wherein each decomposition includes a first and second amplitude value and at least one time value. In some embodiments, each of the decompositions is phase adjusted such that the arithmetic sum of the plurality of limited decompositions reconstructs the qp waveform. These decompositions are stored into a data structure having a plurality of attributes. Optionally, these attributes are used to reconstruct the qp waveform, or patterns or features of the qp wave can be determined by using various pattern-recognition techniques. Some embodiments provide a system that uses software, embedded hardware or firmware to carry out the above-described method. Some embodiments use a computer-readable medium to store the data structure and/or instructions to execute the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Carlos A. Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun
  • Patent number: 9209782
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for representing quasi-periodic (“qp”) waveforms comprising, representing a plurality of limited decompositions of the qp waveform, wherein each decomposition includes a first and second amplitude value and at least one time value. In some embodiments, each of the decompositions is phase adjusted such that the arithmetic sum of the plurality of limited decompositions reconstructs the qp waveform. These decompositions are stored into a data structure having a plurality of attributes. Optionally, these attributes are used to reconstruct the qp waveform, or patterns or features of the qp wave can be determined by using various pattern-recognition techniques. Some embodiments provide a system that uses software, embedded hardware or firmware to carry out the above-described method. Some embodiments use a computer-readable medium to store the data structure and/or instructions to execute the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Vios Medical Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Carlos A. Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun
  • Publication number: 20150342536
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. A method for removing an artifact of a biological reference signal present in a biological source signal may comprise sensing a biological reference signal with one or more electrodes and sensing a biological source signal, wherein the biological source signal comprises an artifact of the biological reference signal. The method may further comprise determining, based on the biological reference signal, the artifact of the biological reference signal and subtracting the artifact of the biological reference signal from the sensed biological source signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: VLADIMIR V. KOVTUN, CARLOS ALBERTO RICCI, PRAMODSINGH HIRASINGH THAKUR, SHIBAJI SHOME
  • Publication number: 20140289297
    Abstract: A system and method for representing quasi-periodic (“qp”) waveforms, for example, representing a plurality of limited decompositions of the qp waveform. Each decomposition includes a first and second amplitude value and at least one time value. In some embodiments, each of the decompositions is phase adjusted such that the arithmetic sum of the plurality of limited decompositions reconstructs the qp waveform. Data-structure attributes are created and used to reconstruct the qp waveform. Features of the qp wave are tracked using pattern-recognition techniques. The fundamental rate of the signal (e.g., heartbeat) can vary widely, for example by a factor of 2-3 or more from the lowest to highest frequency. To get quarter-phase representations of a component (e.g., lowest frequency “rate” component) that varies over time (by a factor of two to three) many overlapping filters use bandpass and overlap parameters that allow tracking the component's frequency version on changing quarter-phase basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Carlos A. Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun
  • Publication number: 20140278382
    Abstract: A system and method for representing quasi-periodic waveforms, for example, representing a plurality of limited decompositions of the quasi-periodic waveform. Each decomposition includes a first and second amplitude value and at least one time value. In some embodiments, each of the decompositions is phase adjusted such that the arithmetic sum of the plurality of limited decompositions reconstructs the quasi-periodic waveform. Data-structure attributes are created and used to reconstruct the quasi-periodic waveform. Features of the quasi-periodic wave are tracked using pattern-recognition techniques. The fundamental rate of the signal (e.g., heartbeat) can vary widely, for example by a factor of 2-3 or more from the lowest to highest frequency. To get quarter-phase representations of a component (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Carlos A. Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun
  • Patent number: 8386244
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for representing quasi-periodic (“qp”) waveforms comprising, representing a plurality of limited decompositions of the qp waveform, wherein each decomposition includes a first and second amplitude value and at least one time value. In some embodiments, each of the decompositions is phase adjusted such that the arithmetic sum of the plurality of limited decompositions reconstructs the qp waveform. These decompositions are stored into a data structure having a plurality of attributes. Optionally, these attributes are used to reconstruct the qp waveform, or patterns or features of the qp wave can be determined by using various pattern-recognition techniques. Some embodiments provide a system that uses software, embedded hardware or firmware to carry out the above-described method. Some embodiments use a computer-readable medium to store the data structure and/or instructions to execute the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Digital Intelligence, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Carlos A. Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun