Patents by Inventor Xing Pei

Xing Pei 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: 20220347484
    Abstract: Embodiments describe herein generally pertain to implantable medical device (IMDs), and methods for use therewith, that can be used to automatically switch an IMD from its normal operational mode to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safe mode, and vice versa, within increased specificity. A controller of an IMD is configured to use an accelerometer to determine whether a positional condition associated with a patient is detected, and control sampling of a magnetic field sensor or at least one signal output therefrom, such that a first sampling rate is used when the positional condition is detected, and a second sampling rate, that is slower than the first sampling rate, is used when the positional condition is not detected, to thereby conserve power. Based on results of the sampling, the controller determines whether a magnetic field condition is detected, and in response thereto performs a mode switch to an MRI safe mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Xing Pei, Brad Lindevig, Stuart Rosenberg, Nima Badie
  • Patent number: 11420069
    Abstract: Embodiments describe herein generally pertain to implantable medical device (IMDs), and methods for use therewith, that can be used to automatically switch an IMD from its normal operational mode to an MRI safe mode, and vice versa, within increased specificity. In certain embodiments, a controller of the IMD uses a magnetic field sensor to determine whether a first magnetic field condition is detected, and uses an accelerometer to determine whether a positional condition is detected. In response to the first magnetic field condition being detected, and the positional condition being detected, the controller can use the magnetic field sensor to determine whether a second magnetic field condition is detected, which differs from the first magnetic field condition. The controller can then cause the IMD to enter the MRI safe mode based at least in part on the first and second magnetic field conditions and the positional condition being detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Xing Pei, Brad Lindevig, Stuart Rosenberg, Nima Badie
  • Publication number: 20220182930
    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: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Perry Li, Lequan Zhang, Xing Pei, Jeffery Crook, Yongjian Wu, Jun Yang, Chao-Wen Young
  • Patent number: 11290954
    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: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Li, Lequan Zhang, Xing Pei, Jeffery Crook, Yongjian Wu, Jun Yang, Chao-Wen Young
  • Publication number: 20220078859
    Abstract: A method, system and external instrument are provided. The method initiates a communication link between an external instrument (EI) and an implantable medical device (IMD), established a first connection interval for conveying data packets between the EI and IMD and monitors a connection criteria that includes at least one of a data throughput requirement. A battery indicator or link condition of the communications link is between the IMD and EI. The method further changes from the first connection interval to a second connection interval based on the connection criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Yongjian Wu, Chao-Wen Young, Jun Yang, Xing Pei, Reza Shahandeh
  • Patent number: 11221373
    Abstract: Methods, devices and program products are provided for determining an early battery depletion condition for a battery powered device. The method determines a charge consumption drawn externally from a battery cell by the device for a select period of time, obtains a measured cell voltage for the battery cell of the medical device, calculates a projected cell voltage based on the charge consumption and usage conditions, and declares an early depletion condition based on a relation between the measured and projected cell voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Avi Fischer, Gene A. Bornzin, Thomas F. Strange, Xing Pei, Aditya Goil, Fady Dawoud, Kyungmoo Ryu, Joseph Beauvais, Gabriel Mouchawar, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 11202325
    Abstract: A method, system and external instrument are provided. The method initiates a communication link between an external instrument (EI) and an implantable medical device (IMD), established a first connection interval for conveying data packets between the EI and IMD and monitors a connection criteria that includes at least one of a data throughput requirement. A battery indicator or link condition of the communications link is between the IMD and EI. The method further changes from the first connection interval to a second connection interval based on the connection criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Yongjian Wu, Chao-Wen Young, Jun Yang, Xing Pei, Reza Shahandeh
  • Publication number: 20210330239
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods and systems for monitoring cardiac activity (CA) signals, for a series of beats, over first and second sensing channels having different first and second detection thresholds, respectively. The methods and systems also include analyzing the CA signals over the first and second sensing channels utilizing the first and second detection thresholds, respectively, during an event prediction window to detect a presence of sensed events. The methods and systems also include determining amplitudes of the sensed events detected. The methods and systems also include calculating at least one of an amplitude distribution or amplitude trend for the sensed events detected over the first and second channels and adjusting at least one of the first or second detection thresholds based on the at least one of the amplitude distribution or amplitude trend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Hanbiao Wang, Xing Pei, Kyungmoo Ryu
  • Publication number: 20210327574
    Abstract: Methods, devices and program products are provided and include memory to store a baseline task handling (TH) pattern and TH circuitry including one or more processors. The TH circuitry is configured to perform tasks associated with one or more of collecting one or more CA signals or environmental event signals. The TH circuitry analyzes the one or more CA signals or environmental event signals, delivers therapy, detects communications requests, or maintains communications sessions with an external device. The IMD monitors a TH characteristic in connection with the performing the tasks, compares the TH characteristic to the baseline TH pattern and implements a corrective action in response to the compare of the TH characteristic and the baseline TH pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Hanbiao Wang, Xing Pei
  • Patent number: 11040213
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for detecting a magnetic field in a presence of an implantable medical device (IMD). The IMD includes at least one electrode and a magnetic detection sensor configured to detect a magnetic field of an external magnetic source. The IMD includes a notification circuit, and an arrhythmia circuit configured to analyze cardiac signals sensed by the electrode and to deliver a therapy based on the cardiac signals. The IMD includes an electronics circuit that is configured to suspend the delivery of the therapy in response to detection of the magnetic field by the magnetic field sensor. The electronics circuit is configured to trigger the notification circuit to generate a notification output in response to the detection of the magnetic field indicating that the therapy has been suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Li, Xing Pei
  • Patent number: 11006296
    Abstract: A method for determining quality of a communications link between an external instrument (EI) and an implantable medical device (IMD) is provided. The method includes receiving, with a receiver of an EI, data packets sent at intervals from an IMD and determining, with a processor of the EI, an expected time interval between a first data packet and a second data packet. The processor of the EI determines a difference between the expected time interval between the first data packet and the second data packet and an actual time interval between the first data packet and the second data packet. The processor of the EI also provides a time variant communication quality indicator based on the difference between the expected time interval between the first data packet and the second data packet and the actual time interval between the first data packet and the second data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventor: Xing Pei
  • Patent number: 10967187
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for sensing cardiac events from electrodes located proximate to one or more atrial or ventricular sites, over a period of time that includes a detection period followed by an observation period. One or more processors declare a ventricular arrhythmia episode and a corresponding VT/VF therapy based on the cardiac events during at least the detection period. The processors delay delivery of the VT/VF therapy for a self-termination period within the observation period. The self-termination period represents a time period during which the ventricular arrhythmia episode may self-terminate. The processors analyze a stability characteristic of interest (COI) from the cardiac events sensed over at least a portion the observation period and determine an end point for the self-termination period, within the observation period, based on the stability COI. The VT/VF therapy is delivered when the VT/VF arrhythmia episode continues past the end point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventor: Xing Pei
  • Patent number: 10966650
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for detecting arrhythmias in cardiac activity is provided. The method and systems are under control of one or more processors configured with specific executable instructions. The method and systems obtain a far field cardiac activity (CA) signal that includes a series of beats, the CA signal including paced events. The method and systems identify the paced events in the CA signals. The method and systems determine a score based on an amount of paced events and adjust at least one parameter of an atrial fibrillation (AF) detection process based on the score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Fujian Qu, Stuart Rosenberg, Xing Pei, Carin Folman, Jennifer Rhude
  • Publication number: 20210001129
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, systems, and devices for estimating remaining longevity of an IMD powered by a battery that at any given time has a battery voltage (BV) and a remaining battery capacity (RBC). Such a method can include estimating the RBC using a first technique when the battery is operating within a t least one of one or more plateau regions, estimating the RBC using a second technique, that differs from the first technique when the battery is operating within a decline region, and estimating the remaining longevity of the IMD based on at least one of the estimates of the RBC. Additionally, historical battery data can be stored and used to estimate the RBC, e.g., when the battery is operating within a heavy usage and recovery period. RBC estimation can also depend on whether the IMD is close to its recommended replacement time (RRT).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Xing Pei, Garuda Rachamalla, Jia Qin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200368543
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are implantable medical devices and systems, and methods for used therewith, that selectively perform atrial overdrive pacing while an intrinsic atrial rate of a patient is within a specified range. Such a method can involve measuring intervals between a plurality of intrinsic atrial depolarizations that occur during a specified period, and classifying intrinsic atrial activity as stable or unstable based on the measured intervals. In response to classifying the intrinsic atrial activity as stable, atrial overdrive pacing is performed. In response to classifying the intrinsic atrial rate as unstable, atrial overdrive pacing is not performed (i.e., is abstained from being performed). Over time, effectiveness of performing atrial overdrive pacing using various different atrial interval shorting deltas are recorded in a log and updated, and the log is used to determine a preferred rate at which to perform atrial overdrive pacing for various different measured intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventor: Xing Pei
  • Patent number: 10820820
    Abstract: Described herein are implantable systems and devices, and methods for use therewith, that distinguish between different signal components of interest in sensed physiologic signals with high sensitivity and specificity. Such a method can include obtaining a sensed signal using an IMD and using a plurality of different filters that are parallel to one another to simultaneously filter the sensed signal, and/or copies thereof, to produce different filtered signals. Where each filter has a respective passband that does not substantially overlap with the passband(s) of the other filter(s), each of the different filtered signals will be indicative of different frequency content of the sensed signal. Additionally, amplitudes of temporally aligned peaks in at least two of the different filtered signals can be detected, and one or more peaks of the sensed signal can be classified based on the detected amplitudes of the temporally aligned peaks in the different filtered signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanbiao Wang, Xing Pei
  • Publication number: 20200344825
    Abstract: A method, system and external instrument are provided. The method initiates a communication link between an external instrument (EI) and an implantable medical device (IMD), established a first connection interval for conveying data packets between the EI and IMD and monitors a connection criteria that includes at least one of a data throughput requirement. A battery indicator or link condition of the communications link is between the IMD and EI. The method further changes from the first connection interval to a second connection interval based on the connection criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Yongjian Wu, Chao-Wen Young, Jun Yang, Xing Pei, Reza Shahandeh
  • Patent number: 10780288
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are implantable medical devices and systems, and methods for used therewith, that selectively perform atrial overdrive pacing while an intrinsic atrial rate of a patient is within a specified range. Such a method can involve measuring intervals between a plurality of intrinsic atrial depolarizations that occur during a specified period, and classifying intrinsic atrial activity as stable or unstable based on the measured intervals. In response to classifying the intrinsic atrial activity as stable, atrial overdrive pacing is performed. In response to classifying the intrinsic atrial rate as unstable, atrial overdrive pacing is not performed (i.e., is abstained from being performed). Over time, effectiveness of performing atrial overdrive pacing using various different atrial interval shorting deltas are recorded in a log and updated, and the log is used to determine a preferred rate at which to perform atrial overdrive pacing for various different measured intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventor: Xing Pei
  • 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