Patents by Inventor Willem Boute

Willem Boute 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: 9538919
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for the detection of a heart-related condition by obtaining information in real-time when a condition is initially identified as potentially occurring. A physical exercise and recovery episode is initially detected from physiological signals sensed in a patient. Once detected, a HR-ST segment deviation hysteresis analysis is performed in an implantable medical device (IMD) from certain physiological signals over portions of the exercise and recovery episode to identify the probability that a certain condition is occurring. Once a desired level of probability that the heart-related condition has been detected exists, data utilized in the analysis can be transmitted remotely for clinical review and confirmation of the device's detection of the condition. The patient may be prompted to answer questions related to symptoms that patient is experiencing through an input device in order further confirm the probability that the condition is occurring in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Willem Boute, David Robert Hampton, Wilbert Wesselink, Anna Pietersma
  • Patent number: 9233249
    Abstract: An implantable medical device operates to promote intrinsic ventricular depolarization according to a pacing protocol. When a cardiac rate exceeds a predetermined threshold, the implantable medical device modifies the pacing protocol parameters to promote AV synchrony.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mattias Rouw, Willem Boute, Peter M Van Dam
  • Publication number: 20140142651
    Abstract: An implantable medical device operates to promote intrinsic ventricular depolarization according to a pacing protocol. When a cardiac rate exceeds a predetermined threshold, the implantable medical device modifies the pacing protocol parameters to promote AV synchrony.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Mattias Rouw, Willem Boute, Peter M. Van Dam
  • Patent number: 8688201
    Abstract: An implantable medical device and associated method predict syncope based on detecting a change in ejection time. A physiological signal is sensed that is responsive to mechanical changes associated with the cardiac ejection phase. A time interval corresponding to cardiac ejection time is detected from the physiological signal. A sudden change in the time interval is used as a predictor of syncope and causes a patient alert to be generated in response to the detected change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Giorgio Corbucci, Willem Boute, Patrick Scholten, Josephus P. A. Smit
  • Patent number: 8639326
    Abstract: An implantable medical device operates to promote intrinsic ventricular depolarization according to a pacing protocol. When a cardiac rate exceeds a predetermined threshold, the implantable medical device modifies the pacing protocol parameters to promote AV synchrony.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mattias Rouw, Willem Boute, Peter M. Van Dam
  • Patent number: 8540642
    Abstract: An implantable medical device uses a method for dynamically managing physiological signal monitoring. A physiological signal is sensed for detecting physiological events in response a first threshold. A determination is made whether a second threshold has been met in response to detecting physiological events. If the second threshold has been met, detailed monitoring of the physiological events is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Geeske Van Oort, Willem Boute, Gustaaf A. P. Stoop
  • Patent number: 8298153
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for the detection of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) using a staged approach for accurate and rapid detection. Physiological signals in a patient's body are sensed and corresponding physiological parameters are derived in a staged approach in order to determine the probability that AMI is occurring in a patient in a first detection stage. If the computed probability from physiological signals indicates the possibility of AMI, then the patient is prompted, such as through a patient-wearable device, to answer specific AMI-related questions to assist in diagnosis of AMI in a second stage. AMI is detected when the computed probability in the second stage exceeds a predefined detection threshold. A patient or physician alert may then be generated, which may further include the transfer of data via a communication link or network, in response to an AMI detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Willem Boute, Jos van Hove, David Robert Hampton, Wilbert Wesselink
  • Patent number: 8000532
    Abstract: A medical device system and method for monitoring a patient include a monitoring device for storing data relating to the patient and a digital pen for digitizing and storing data handwritten by the patient. A control module is configured to aggregate data stored by the monitoring device and handwritten data stored by the digital pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jos W. Van Hove, Willem Boute
  • Patent number: 7930026
    Abstract: An implantable medical device identifies onset and/or progression of left ventricular dysfunction (LVD). The implantable medical device receives a signal that represents electrical activity within a heart, e.g., an electrogram signal, and digitally processes the signal to assess left ventricular function. In particular, the implantable medical device measures at least one characteristic of QRS complexes within the signal, and assesses left ventricular function based on measurements. The implantable medical device may, for example, measure the width of the QRS complexes and/or the amplitude of the R-waves within the QRS complexes. The implantable medical device may alert a patient or clinician of the onset or progression of LVD, and may control delivery of therapies, such as rate-responsive pacing and cardiac resynchronization pacing, based on the measurements. The implantable medical device may also control delivery of a drug by an implanted drug delivery device, e.g., drug pump, based on the measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Willem Boute, Jos W Van Hove
  • Publication number: 20100010832
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for diagnosing and generating an alert for a medical condition using procedures initiated by symptoms being experienced by a patient. Diagnostic procedures are initiated in response to the patient entering specific symptoms the patient is experiencing through a patient activator device. The patient activator device may then acquire more information related to the symptoms from the patient, instruct an implantable medical device to perform measurements of certain physiological parameters related to the symptoms, or instruct the patient to perform certain tests. The symptoms and data collected from the patient and medical device are transmitted to a remote diagnostic device for performing clinical decisions based on such information and determining whether the patient is experiencing a particular medical condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Willem Boute, David Robert Hampton, Wilbert Wesselink, Bernardus Anthony Albers
  • Publication number: 20100010358
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for the detection of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) using a staged approach for accurate and rapid detection. Physiological signals in a patient's body are sensed and corresponding physiological parameters are derived in a staged approach in order to determine the probability that AMI is occurring in a patient in a first detection stage. If the computed probability from physiological signals indicates the possibility of AMI, then the patient is prompted, such as through a patient-wearable device, to answer specific AMI-related questions to assist in diagnosis of AMI in a second stage. AMI is detected when the computed probability in the second stage exceeds a predefined detection threshold. A patient or physician alert may then be generated, which may further include the transfer of data via a communication link or network, in response to an AMI detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Willem Boute, Jos van Hove, David Robert Hampton, Wilbert Wesselink
  • Publication number: 20100010361
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for the detection of a heart-related condition by obtaining information in realtime when a condition is initially identified as potentially occurring. A physical exercise and recovery episode is initially detected from physiological signals sensed in a patient. Once detected, a HR-ST segment deviation hysteresis analysis is performed in an implantable medical device (IMD) from certain physiological signals over portions of the exercise and recovery episode to identify the probability that a certain condition is occurring. Once a desired level of probability that the heart-related condition has been detected exists, data utilized in the analysis can be transmitted remotely for clinical review and confirmation of the device's detection of the condition. The patient may be prompted to answer questions related to symptoms that patient is experiencing through an input device in order further confirm the probability that the condition is occurring in the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Willem Boute, David Robert Hampton, Wilbert Wesselink, Anna Pietersma
  • Publication number: 20090270748
    Abstract: An implantable medical device and associated method predict syncope based on detecting a change in ejection time. A physiological signal is sensed that is responsive to mechanical changes associated with the cardiac ejection phase. A time interval corresponding to cardiac ejection time is detected from the physiological signal. A sudden change in the time interval is used as a predictor of syncope and causes a patient alert to be generated in response to the detected change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Giorgio Corbucci, Willem Boute, Patrick Scholten, Josephus P.A. Smit
  • Patent number: 7593773
    Abstract: An implantable medical device operates to promote intrinsic ventricular depolarization according to a pacing protocol. The medical device operates to promote intrinsic conduction by providing elongated AV intervals or operating in an atrial based pacing mode. Conduction checks to determine if AV conduction is present are performed on a graduated or progressive scale to facilitate intrinsic emergence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Willem Boute, Mattias Rouw
  • Patent number: 7542799
    Abstract: An implantable medical device operates to promote intrinsic ventricular depolarization according to a pacing protocol. The medical device determines a course of action based upon the presence or absence of sensed ventricular activity. The device further determines whether that activity is properly conducted or the result of a PVC or nodal rhythm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gustaaf A. P. Stoop, Willem Boute, Peter M. Van Dam, Mattias Rouw
  • Publication number: 20080208007
    Abstract: A medical device system and method for monitoring a patient include a monitoring device for storing data relating to the patient and a digital pen for digitizing and storing data handwritten by the patient. A control module is configured to aggregate data stored by the monitoring device and handwritten data stored by the digital pen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Jos W. Van Hove, Willem Boute
  • Publication number: 20080183245
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) system as disclosed herein includes a telemetry transceiver device that can receive wireless IMD data from an IMD, along with wireless physiological sensor data from an external physiological sensor device. Wireless communication between the IMD and the telemetry transceiver device is performed in accordance with a first wireless data communication protocol, and wireless communication between the external physiological sensor device and the telemetry transceiver device is performed in accordance with a second wireless data communication protocol. The telemetry transceiver device can function as a hub that communicates patient data to a centralized remote computing architecture. The remote computing architecture may include software applications for processing the received patient data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Geeske Van Oort, Willem Boute, Gustaaf A.P. Stoop
  • Publication number: 20080183085
    Abstract: An implantable medical device uses a method for dynamically managing physiological signal monitoring. A physiological signal is sensed for detecting physiological events in response a first threshold. A determination is made whether a second threshold has been met in response to detecting physiological events. If the second threshold has been met, detailed monitoring of the physiological events is enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Geeske van Oort, Willem Boute, Gustaaf A.P. Stoop
  • Patent number: 7381215
    Abstract: An implantable medical device operates to promote intrinsic ventricular depolarization according to a pacing protocol. The medical device monitors the number of attempts made to promote intrinsic conduction in comparison with the number of successful cardiac cycles to determine an efficiency value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Willem Boute
  • Patent number: 7283872
    Abstract: An implantable medical device operates to promote intrinsic ventricular depolarization according to a pacing protocol. The medical device monitors the AV interval and adjusts the Ventricular Pacing Protocol if the AV interval exceeds a threshold when the cardiac rate is elevated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Willem Boute, Jos W. Van Hove