Detecting Heartbeat Electric Signal Patents (Class 600/509)
  • Patent number: 11395633
    Abstract: A portable device is provided having a motion sensor and an engagement sensor. A determination may be made whether the portable device is engaged with the platform. The data being output by the sensor may be used accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Jibran Ahmed, Karthik Katingari
  • Patent number: 11389116
    Abstract: Classification of heartbeats based on intracardiac and body surface electrocardiogram (ECG) signals are provided. Intracardiac ECG (IC-ECG) signals and body surface ECG (BS-ECG) signals are processed to perform heartbeat classifications. A BS annotation of BS-ECG signals reflective of a sensed heartbeat is defined, the BS annotation including a BS annotation time value. IC annotations of IC-ECG signals which reflect atrial-activity or ventricular activity of the sensed heartbeat are also defined, each IC annotation including an IC annotation time value. The IC-ECG signals are discriminated as A-activity or V-activity and IC annotations are designated as IC-A annotations or IC-V annotations, respectively. A respective A/V time sequence comparison of IC annotations reflective of the sensed heartbeat is made with one or more time sequence templates for heartbeat classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventors: Vladimir Rubinstein, Meir Bar-Tal
  • Patent number: 11383034
    Abstract: A physiological parameter associated with tissue of a host may be monitored in the tissue to confirm subcutaneous delivery of medication to the host. More particularly, such may involve delivering medication subcutaneously to the host with a medical device which includes a sensor used to measure the physiological parameter, particularly within a predetermined time period after delivery of the medication. Such may also or otherwise involve forming a depot in the tissue with the medication, and using the sensor to measure the physiological parameter while the sensor is at least partially within the depot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: INSULET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin Guido Schmid, Steven DiIanni, Robert W. Campbell, Ian T. McLaughlin, Jason B. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 11382522
    Abstract: An aspect of the disclosure pertains to detecting a position of a blood pressure measurement device. An inflatable bladder of the blood pressure measurement device defines, at least in part, a pressurizable volume. The inflatable bladder may be inflated to pressurize a user's appendage and temporarily occlude blood flow in the user's appendage. A pump may initiate inflation of the inflatable bladder when one or more accelerometers and/or one or more proximity sensors determine that the blood pressure measurement device is within sufficient proximity or elevation to a user's heart and stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Xi Zhang, Keith Adam Wong, Andrew Larsen Axley, Dan Stefan Tudose, Conor Joseph Heneghan
  • Patent number: 11375911
    Abstract: The present invention provides a carotid physiological parameter monitoring system, comprising: an electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring device, a carotid pulse wave detector, and at least one controller. The ECG monitoring device is disposed on a user's left and right wrists or on the user's chest to obtain ECG waveforms. The carotid pulse wave detector is disposed on the user's neck at a position corresponding to the user's carotid arteries for obtaining carotid pulse waveforms. The controller is provided in at least one of the ECG monitoring device, the carotid pulse wave detector, and a mobile device, wherein the controller is configured to obtain the user's carotid physiological parameter(s) (which may include carotid pulse wave velocity or carotid blood pressure) by calculating with the ECG waveforms and/or the carotid pulse waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: BIV Medical, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shiming Lin
  • Patent number: 11363958
    Abstract: Device and methods for a wearable medical device are disclosed. The device and methods use an on-board mobile system to alert emergency services when the user is in cardiovascular distress. The device takes advantage of newly miniaturized electrocardiograph, pulse oximetry sensors, mutual reinforcement and anomaly detection algorithms. Electrocardiograph waveforms are recorded digitally for physician review with emphasis on critical events. In the occurrence of a immediate critical-need cardiac event, the system will contact emergency services (EMS) for assistance. The system is a biometric monitoring system that implements key concepts of cardiovascular monitoring through pulse oximetry and electrocardiography (ECG). The system implements key concepts of ECGs and active/capacitive electrodes to produce a wireless network of (individually isolated) ECG nodes that can produce a system ranging from 3 to 16 leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: HelpWear Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Nguyen, Andre David Thomas Bertram
  • Patent number: 11357439
    Abstract: A device for detecting acute coronary syndrome (ACS) events, arrythmias, heart rate abnormalities, medication problems such as non-compliance or ineffective amount or type of medication, and demand/supply related cardiac ischemia is disclosed. The device may have both implanted and external components and can communicate with other user devices such as smartphones and smartwatches for monitoring and alerting in response to detected medically relevant events or states of a patient. The processor is configured to provide event detection based upon various criteria including what is found to be statistically abnormal for a patient or what has been defined by a doctor to be abnormal. A patient's cardiovascular condition can be tracked over time using histogram, trend, and summary information related to heart rate and/or cardiac features such as those measured from the S-T segment of heartbeats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Michael Sasha John, David Keenan, Steve Johnson, Gregg Turi
  • Patent number: 11357438
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating processing of cardiac information based on sensed electrical signals include a processing unit configured to receive a set of electrical signals; receive an indication of a measurement location corresponding to each electrical signal of the set of electrical signals; and generate, based on at least one of an annotation waveform corresponding to each electrical signal of the set of electrical signals and a set of annotation mapping values, an annotation histogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Stewart, Vasiliy E. Buharin, Mordechai Perlman, Nathan H. Bennett
  • Patent number: 11350871
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for treating epilepsy by stimulating a main trunk of a vagus nerve, or a left vagus nerve, when the patient has had no seizure or a seizure that is not characterized by cardiac changes such as an increase in heart rate, and stimulating a cardiac branch of a vagus nerve, or a right vagus nerve, when the patient has had a seizure characterized by cardiac changes such as a heart rate increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Flint Hills Scientific, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Ivan Osorio
  • Patent number: 11350882
    Abstract: An arrangement for electrical charge equalization after generation of stimulation current pulse(s), containing a bridge circuit, switching elements, a bridge branch between two legs of the bridge circuit, into which a load resistance is introducible, and a power source for generating a stimulation current pulse, connected to the legs of the bridge circuit that enables an electrical current via one leg through the bridge branch and through a leg connected to the other end of the bridge branch with corresponding switch position. A capacitive element is in the bridge branch for generating a current for electrical charge equalization for current introduced by stimulation current pulse(s) and is configured such that, between one or more stimulation current pulses and a discharge of the capacitive element via stimulation electrode(s), a delay time window is maintained, which is used for measuring electrical physiological signals induced as a reaction to the stimulation current pulse(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: inomed Medizintechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Baag, Hanno Gao, Michael Tomilov
  • Patent number: 11344244
    Abstract: Described herein are devices, systems, and methods for sensing and generating a one or more of the 12 leads of a standard ECG with a mobile computing device. In some embodiments, three electrodes are positioned on a mobile computing device so that an individual may comfortably contact all three sensors at once to generate a six lead ECG which may be displayed on a display of said mobile computing device. In some embodiments, analysis carried out further comprises determining a QRS axis and QRST angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: AliveCor, Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Albert
  • Patent number: 11344246
    Abstract: A method for detecting long QT syndrome in a subject comprises obtaining data corresponding to an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal of the subject, identifying a set of features in the data based on selected inflection points of the ECG signal, using the set of features to categorize segments of the ECG signal, and using the categorized segments of the ECG signal and the inflection points to classify the ECG signal as normal or as long QT syndrome. Long QT syndrome is detected when the subject's ECG signal is classified as long QT syndrome. The method may include determining whether the long QT syndrome is Type 1 or Type 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: Queen's University at Kingston, Kingston Health Sciences Centre
    Inventors: Habib Hajimolahoseini, Damian P. Redfearn, Javad Hashemi
  • Patent number: 11337638
    Abstract: An electrocardiograph (ECG) signal processing method and apparatus to resolve a problem that relatively severe interference caused during single-arm measurement for single-lead ECG collection seriously affects accuracy of heart rate calculation and cardiac rhythm analysis. The method includes collecting, by a measurement device, an ECG signal, extracting a kth valid QRS complex of the ECG signal, calculating a kth time difference and a (k+1)th time difference, and determining whether the kth time difference and the (k+1)th time difference are target time differences. In this way, accuracy of ECG feature extraction is improved, the interference caused during the single-arm measurement is eliminated to the most extent, and the accuracy of heart rate calculation and cardiac rhythm analysis can be effectively guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao Lv, Yu Zhu
  • Patent number: 11331509
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a power source, a therapy delivery interface, therapy electrodes, electrocardiogram (ECG) sensing electrodes to sense ECG signal of a heart of a patient, a sensor interface to receive and digitize the ECG signal, and a processor. The processor is configured to analyze the ECG signal to determine a cardiac rhythm and a transform value representing a magnitude of a frequency component of the cardiac rhythm, analyze the cardiac rhythm and the transform value to detect a shockable cardiac arrhythmia by classifying the cardiac rhythm as a noise rhythm or a shockable cardiac arrhythmia rhythm based on the transform value, and causing the processor to detect the cardiac arrhythmia if classifying the cardiac rhythm as a shockable cardiac arrhythmia rhythm, initiate a treatment alarm sequence, adjust the shock delivery parameter for a defibrillation shock, and provide the defibrillation shock via the therapy electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Weilun Quan, Christopher Luke Kaufman, Kent Volosin
  • Patent number: 11324443
    Abstract: A medical monitoring and treatment device that includes a therapy delivery interface, a plurality of therapy electrodes coupled to the therapy delivery interface, a plurality of electrocardiogram sensing electrodes to sense electrocardiogram signals of a patient, a sensor interface to receive the electrocardiogram signals and digitize the electrocardiogram signals, and at least one processor coupled to the sensor interface and the therapy delivery interface to analyze the digitized electrocardiogram signals, to detect a cardiac arrhythmia based on the digitized electrocardiogram signals, and to control the therapy delivery interface to apply electrical therapy to the patient based upon the detected cardiac arrhythmia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Christopher Luke Kaufman
  • Patent number: 11317844
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catheter useful in recording His electrogram alternans. The catheter includes a catheter probe containing at least one row of receiving poles positioned at an edge of the catheter probe, equidistantly spaced from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Youhua Zhang
  • Patent number: 11311201
    Abstract: A method of measuring biological signals of a person including obtaining physiological signals; converting the physiological signals to an energy entropy signal, determining one or more statistical features based on the energy entropy signal, and selecting and combining two or more of the features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Yelei Li, Xin Sui
  • Patent number: 11311197
    Abstract: An article for detecting physiological function and posture status is disclosed. The article touches body directly or indirectly; wherein at least a group of non-posture physiological sensors are configured on this object and at least a switch, tension sensor, pressure sensor or pressure applicator are coupled with or touch this object; the switch, tension sensor, pressure sensor or pressure applicator are configured on a different or the same object with the physiological sensors, or divided into two parts that contact each other while external force applied; the non-posture physiological sensors sense the physiological function and posture status of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: MINGYOUNG BIOMEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Chang-Ming Yang, Tzu-Lin Yang, Hao Yang
  • Patent number: 11311245
    Abstract: An Electrocardiography (ECG) noise-filtering device is provided in the invention. The ECG device includes a filter and a calculation circuit. The filter receives a first ECG signal and performs a Savitzky-Golay algorithm to generate a second ECG signal. The calculation circuit is coupled to the filter to receive the second ECG signal and processes the second ECG signal according to a Stationary Wavelet Transform (SWT) algorithm to generate a noise signal, and subtracts the noise signal from the second ECG signal to filter the noise signal in the first ECG signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Pei-Sheng Wu, Yu-Siang Wang, Peng-Zhe Tsai, Yung-Ming Chung
  • Patent number: 11315687
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining lung pathology from an audio respiratory signal comprises inputting a plurality of audio files comprising a training set into an artificial neural network (ANN), wherein the plurality of audio files comprise sessions with patients with known pathologies of known degrees of severity. The method further comprises annotating the plurality of audio files with metadata relevant to the patients and the known pathologies and analyzing the plurality of audio files, wherein the analyzing comprises extracting spectrograms for each of the plurality of audio files and a plurality of descriptors associated with wheeze and crackle from the plurality of audio files. Additionally, the method comprises training the ANN using the plurality of audio files, the spectrograms, the metadata and the plurality of descriptors. The method finally comprises determining a lung pathology associated with a new sound recording inputted into the ANN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: AireHealth Inc.
    Inventors: Charalampos-Christos Stamatopoulos, Nirinjan Bikko Yee
  • Patent number: 11311227
    Abstract: A system for assessing and monitoring a fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) and heart rate in a pregnant mother comprises wearable mechanical-electronic sensors, e.g., embedded in a wrist or arm band, which can measure mechanical pulse signals from the mother, and an abdomen patch which can measure the combined ECG signals of the fetus and mother. In another embodiment, the sensors in the wrist or arm band measure the combined fetal/maternal ECG signals, and the mother's mechanical pulse signals. By signal processing and gating out the maternal ECG signals as correlated with the mechanical maternal pulse signals, the fetal ECG and heart rate can be measured and monitored. These measurements may be displayed on the wrist or arm band device, or wirelessly through a remote device, mobile phone or computer. Sensors in the abdominal patch may also measure uterine electromyogram, uterine contractions, and fetal movements, to be correlated with the fetal ECG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Sensoriis, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. H. Lau, Hung V. Cao
  • Patent number: 11304603
    Abstract: Catheterization is carried out by inserting a probe having a location sensor into a body cavity, and in response to multiple location measurements identifying respective mapped regions of the body cavity. Using the location measurements, a simulated 3-dimensional surface of the body cavity is constructed. One or more unmapped regions are delineated by rotating the simulated 3-dimensional surface about an axis. The simulated 3-dimensional surface of the body cavity is configured to indicate locations of the unmapped regions based on the location measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventor: Vadim Gliner
  • Patent number: 11291397
    Abstract: An ECG monitoring system for ambulatory patients includes a small multi-electrode patch that adhesively attaches to the chest of a patient. A reusable battery-powered ECG monitor clips onto the patch and receives patient electrical signals from the electrodes of the patch. A processor continuously processes received ECG signals and stores the signals in memory in the monitor. The processor also analyzes the received ECG signals for predefined arrhythmia. If an arrhythmia is detected, a wireless transceiver in the ECG monitor transmits the event information and an ECG strip to a cellphone handset. The cellphone handset automatically relays the event information and ECG strip to a monitoring center for further diagnosis and necessary intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Solosko, Stacy Gehman, Earl Herleikson, Thomas Lyster, Shannon Fong, Kim Hansen, Jon Bishay, Chuni Kao, Brett Cross, Krishnakant Nammi, Corinne Mauser
  • Patent number: 11272872
    Abstract: An extended wear electrocardiography and physiological sensor monitor recorder is provided. A set of electrical contacts extend from a bottom surface of a proximal end of a sealed housing. The sealed housing includes electronic circuitry, including an electrographic front end circuit to sense electrocardiographic signals and a micro-controller interfaced to the electrocardiographic front end circuit to sample the electrocardiographic signals. A patient feedback button located is on a top surface of the proximal end of the sealed housing and positioned above the feedback bottom on the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 11266467
    Abstract: There is provided a method of displaying a pre-acquired three dimensional (3D) image of at least a portion of an organ of a patient, the method comprising: receiving a plurality of electrical readings, each from a different electrode mounted on a catheter inside the portion of the organ of the patient, wherein the electrodes are mounted on the catheter at known distances from each other, transforming the plurality of electrical readings to a corresponding plurality of image points using a mapping transformation that transforms each electrical reading of the catheter from inside the portion of the organ of the patient to an anatomically corresponding image point in the 3D image based on the known distances, and displaying the 3D image with a marking of at least one of the plurality of image points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Navix International Limited
    Inventors: Yitzhack Schwartz, Eli Dichterman, Yizhaq Shmayahu
  • Patent number: 11263450
    Abstract: The present disclosure addresses the technical problem of information loss while representing a physiological signal in the form of symbols and for recognizing patterns inside the signal. Thus making it difficult to retain or extract any relevant information which can be used to detect anomalies in the signal. A system and method for anomaly detection and discovering pattern in a signal using morphology aware symbolic representation has been provided. The system discovers pattern atoms based on the strictly increasing and strictly decreasing characteristics of the time series physiological signal, and generate symbolic representation in terms of these pattern atoms. Additionally the method possess more generalization capability in terms of granularity. This detects discord/abnormal phenomena with consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Soma Bandyopadhyay, Arijit Ukil, Chetanya Puri, Rituraj Singh, Arpan Pal, C A Murthy
  • Patent number: 11259751
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electrical activity measurement system includes a catheter to be inserted into a body part and including at least one electrode, signal processing circuitry coupled to receive an intracardiac electrogram (IEGM) signal from the at least one electrode and process the IEGM signal for output to a recording apparatus via a cable, which picks up surrounding electrical noise, and feedback circuitry configured to receive at least some of the electrical noise picked up by the cable, and provide a feedback signal indicative of the received electrical noise to the signal processing circuitry, which is configured to compensate at least partially for the electrical noise, which is not yet in the IEGM signal but will be added to the IEGM signal in the cable, responsively to the feedback signal to produce a noise-compensated IEGM signal for output to the recording apparatus via the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Isreal) Ltd.
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Vadim Gliner, Andres Claudio Altmann, Alon Boumendil
  • Patent number: 11257583
    Abstract: Methods and systems of enhancing an electronic interaction between a behavioral-modification program and a user in the program by providing customized content specific to the user. The systems and methods allow for coach-counselor assistance to the individual-user or for automated content delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Carrot, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Chancellor, Laura Dotson, Aneesh Joshi, Linda Bundick, David S. Utley, Daniel Balbierz, Rajiv Vaidyanathan, Allen Jameson
  • Patent number: 11253162
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of heart rate estimation includes receiving heart beat data, detecting sequential beats within the heart beat data, identifying a beat interval of each sequential beat, and generating a beat array containing the beat intervals of sequential beats within an array window. The beat array is then sorted based on the beat intervals of the sequential beats so as to generate a sorted beat array. A weight array is calculated by applying a weight control parameter to each beat interval in the sorted beat array, wherein the weight array includes a weight value for each beat interval that is proportional to a corresponding beat interval value in the sorted beat array. A weighted median is calculated based on the weight array, and a heart rate estimation for the array window is determined based on the weighted median of the weight array and the sorted beat array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Martti Ilmari Kesaniemi, Rene Johannes Cornelis Coffeng
  • Patent number: 11251998
    Abstract: A pilot tone device for acquiring physiological data of a patient and a magnetic resonance tomography system with a corresponding pilot tone device are provided. The pilot tone device has a pilot tone transmitter that is designed to transmit a pilot tone in an ISM band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Biber, David Grodzki
  • Patent number: 11246507
    Abstract: An apparatus includes left and right shoe sensor systems. A shoe sensor system includes pressure sensing elements, an accelerometer, and a control circuit that includes a power source circuit, a clock circuit, a processing module, memory, a wireless communication transceiver, sensor communication links, and an accelerometer communication link. The processing module samples data from the pressure sensing element to produce foot force data and samples data from the first accelerometer to produce three-dimensional foot data. The wireless communication transmits as outbound radio frequency (RF) signals regarding the foot force data and the three-dimensional foot data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SigmaSense, LLC.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Markison, Sayfe Kiaei, Gary McCoy
  • Patent number: 11241583
    Abstract: A shared resource medical system for monitoring a patient during emergency situations includes a portable defibrillator and an ultrasound transducer physically and communicatively coupled to the defibrillator. The defibrillator includes sensors, a display screen, a power supply, a data storage device, and a defibrillator processor operatively coupled to the screen, the power supply, and the storage device and configured to receive and process user input, receive patient physiological data from the sensors, and generate an interface on the display screen. The ultrasound transducer is configured to obtain ultrasound physiological data of the patient and send the ultrasound physiological data to the defibrillator processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Gideon Butler
  • Patent number: 11241309
    Abstract: Methods related to delivery of various heart valve implants are described. The implant may be delivered using an ultrasound imaging delivery system. The ultrasound imaging delivery system may be used to deliver a variety of different devices, including mitral valve reshaping devices, mitral valve replacement valves, and others. A deployment catheter carrying an implant having a tissue anchor is advanced to a deployment site in a heart. An imaging element is positioned adjacent the implant and a relationship between the tissue anchor and an anatomical landmark in the heart is visualized. The implant is then attached by driving the tissue anchor into tissue in the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Kristian Kristoffersen, Matthew Rust, Richard Glenn, Michael Lee, Patrick Macaulay
  • Patent number: 11234630
    Abstract: A cardiac health assessment system and method for use with a handheld electronic device. The cardiac health assessment system includes an electronic device case (EDC), a plurality of electrodes, and a circuit board. The EDC secures the handheld electronic device. The electrodes include a first ECG electrode, a second ECG electrode, and a third electrode. The first ECG electrode is placed on an outer surface of the EDC. The second ECG electrode and the third electrode are placed on each side of the EDC to facilitate a thumb and fingers of a user to be placed on the handheld electronic device. The electrodes capture data indicative of the cardiac health of the user. The circuit board includes a microphonic sensor, an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensor, and a microcontroller. The microphonic sensor and IMU sensor capture cardiac health data. The microcontroller transmits cardiac health data to the handheld electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Acorai AB
    Inventor: Filip Ludwig Peters
  • Patent number: 11238983
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving user input, the user input indicating a user command to display a waveform strip screen, in response to the user input, processing patient-specific data to provide waveform data, and displaying the waveform strip screen on the mobile device, the waveform strip screen displaying one or more waveform strips, each waveform strip of the one or more waveform strips being based on the waveform data and graphically depicting a physical waveform strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: AirStrip IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Trey Moore, Thomas Scott Wade, Lloyd Kory Brown
  • Patent number: 11237525
    Abstract: A smart watch described in this document includes hardware and software necessary to obtain motion and sensor data from a user wearing the smart watch. The described smart watch can continuously collect sensor data from the user and combine the sensor data from multiple sensors to enhance the accuracy of the sensor data analysis and provide relevant feedback information to the user. In addition, the described smart watch is capable of pairing with an external personal portable device, such as a smartphone or tablet to correlate the collected sensor data with activities performed by the user on the paired device. The smart device can also transmit data to a cloud server to collect sensor data and correlation analysis data for further analysis and provide statistical analysis of the collected sensor data and correlation analysis data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bo Pi
  • Patent number: 11213238
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present invention disclose a stand-alone, scalable cardiac health monitoring device for 1-6-12 lead ECG data acquisition and a method of working thereof. The method of monitoring cardiac health condition of a patient comprises of receiving, by a cardiac monitoring device, an electrocardiograph (ECG) input data signals from at least two electrodes attached to the patient, performing, a quality check on acquiring the ECG input data signals, processing the acquired ECG input data signals, encrypting the processed ECG input data signals and transmitting the encrypted ECG signals to one or more external user devices over a wireless communication interface. The acquiring the ECG input data signals comprises of integrating a closed loop Right Leg Drive (RLD) as a shield drive and a cable/electrode shield to reduce noise coupling to the ECG input data signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: IMEDRIX SYSTEMS PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Rajaram Shastri, Nagesh Rangappan, Venkatakrishna Araveti, Niranjan Rayaprolu, Srikanth Jadcherla, Kishore Ramasamy, Lokesh Kumar Kata
  • Patent number: 11213347
    Abstract: Methods and systems treat abnormal cardiac electrical activity employing a probe having first and second ablation electrodes disposed on a distal portion of the probe and a sensing electrode disposed between the first and second ablation electrodes, bringing the probe into contact with cardiac tissue, and applying energy through the first and second ablation electrodes to ablate target tissue along an ablation path, monitoring cardiac electrical activity using the sensing electrode to detect the cardiac electrical activity. After making an observation that the cardiac electrical activity is no longer detectable by the sensing electrode, energy application is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Andres Claudio Altmann, Yaron Ephrath
  • Patent number: 11213689
    Abstract: This document presents a system for managing treatment for an emergency cardiac event. The system includes memory, one or more electronic ports for receiving ECG signals, and a treatment module executable on one or more processing devices. The module is configured to perform a number of transformation on portions of an ECG signal into frequency domain data, obtain one or more previous values derived from one or more time segments of the ECG, and determine, based on the frequency domain data a first value and a second value, determine a probability of therapeutic success. The module is further configured to cause one or more output devices to present an indication of the probability of therapeutic success.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Weilun Quan, Ulrich Herken, Christopher Luke Kaufman
  • Patent number: 11207538
    Abstract: In embodiments, a wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) system is configured to be worn by an ambulatory patient. In the event that the WCD system determines that defibrillation is needed, it delivers a defibrillation shock. To diminish the possibility that the patient will be shocked due to a false positive detection, the WCD system alerts a patient that a defibrillation shock is imminent, and invites them to react to avert it. Alerting may be by a very weak shock, or jolt. Alerting by a jolt can be a last resort warning. An advantage can be that the patient has a higher chance of being alerted by the jolt, especially in the event that the patient is not reacting to other human-perceptible alerts, such as when the patient is riding a motorcycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: WEST AFFUM HOLDINGS CORP.
    Inventor: Douglas K. Medema
  • Patent number: 11207021
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium, and a method capable of, directly or indirectly, estimating sleep states of a user based on sensor data from movement sensors and/or optical sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc
    Inventors: Conor Joseph Heneghan, Jacob Antony Arnold, Zachary Todd Beattie, Alexandros A. Pantelopoulos, Allison Maya Russell, Philip Foeckler, Adrienne M. Tucker, Delisa Lopez, Belen Lafon, Atiyeh Ghoreyshi
  • Patent number: 11206966
    Abstract: An endoscope includes a body and a circuit board mounted within the body. A cable couples the circuit board to an imaging system. A common-mode choke is mounted within the body and is configured to electrically isolate the cable from the body at cautery frequencies. A method includes twisting a plurality of wires together to form a twisted set of wires. The twisted set of wires is wound around a core so that windings do not overlap, and so that a first winding and a last winding are separated from each other. Wires in the twisted set of wires are coupled to a plurality of wires in the cable. Also, these wires in the twisted set of wires are also coupled to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan W. Petersen, Bryan E. Blair, Andrey Polonsky
  • Patent number: 11207027
    Abstract: The invention relates to an implantable sensor for detecting an electrical excitation of muscle cells, in particular cardiac muscle cells, wherein it is provided that the sensor comprises a dielectric component and a contact point for contacting muscle cells, which is connected to the dielectric component, so that an electric field in the dielectric component, and correspondingly a capacitance of the dielectric component, change with an electrical excitation of the muscle cells. The invention furthermore relates to a system comprising a sensor and an implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jens Rump, Christian Moss
  • Patent number: 11197640
    Abstract: An automated evoked potential analysis apparatus for improved monitoring, detecting and identifying changes to a patient's physiological system is described. The apparatus includes an input device for obtaining electrical potential data from the patient's physiological system after application of stimulation to a patient's nerve and a computing system for receiving and analyzing the electrical potential data. The computing system includes a processing circuit configured to: generate a plurality of evoked potential waveforms (EPs) based on the electrical potential data, measure changes or trends in the generated EPs utilizing a sliding window of analysis, display incremental changes in waveforms between full subsets of EPs, and determine an alert vote for each subset, representative of changes to the physiological system generating the EPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SafeOp Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg Johns, Richard O'Brien, Robert Snow
  • Patent number: 11191466
    Abstract: Physiological variables, metrics, biomarkers, and other data points can be used, in connection with a non-invasive wearable device, to screen for, and predict, mental health issues and cognitive states. In addition to metrics such as heart rate, sleep data, activity level, gamification data, and the like, information such as text message and email data, as well as vocal data obtained through a phone and/or a microphone, may be analyzed, provided user authorization. Applying predictive modeling, one or more of the monitored metrics can be correlated with mental states and disorders. Identified patterns can be used to update the predictive models, such as via machine learning-trained models, as well as to update individual event predictions. Information about the mental state predictions, and updates thereto, can be surfaced to the user accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Fitbit Inc.
    Inventors: Conor Joseph Heneghan, Alexander Statan, Jonathan David Charlesworth
  • Patent number: 11191486
    Abstract: At least one of at least one data-dependent scale factor or at least one data-dependent detection threshold is determined responsive to at least one block of time-series data of an auscultatory-sound signal generated by an auscultatory-sound sensor operatively coupled to a portion of the skin of a test-subject, wherein the at least one data-dependent scale factor or at least one data-dependent detection threshold provides a measure of a range of values of the at least one block of time-series data in relation to a predetermined metric, and is used to determine whether or not the auscultatory-sound sensor is either debonded or detached from the skin of the test-subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: AusculSciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Griffin, Daniel Labonté, Md Shahidul Islam, Simon Martin, Camilla Jastrzebski, Brady Laska, David Gloag, Sergey A. Telenkov
  • Patent number: 11191459
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other techniques for estimating the level of an analyte present in a patient during a time interval using electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. The estimate can be improved using information about the patient's posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Paul A. Friedman, Michael J. Ackerman, Samuel J. Asirvatham, Itzhak Zachi Attia, Kevin E. Bennet, Charles J. Bruce, John J. Dillon, Jennifer L. Dugan, Dorothy J. Ladewig, Virend K. Somers
  • Patent number: 11185374
    Abstract: Systems and methods for navigation and positioning a central venous catheter within a patient. The system may include a first pole and a second pole designed to generate an electric field sufficient to obtain a plurality of field measurements. The system may include a stylet inserted into a medical device. The stylet may include a magnetic assembly configured to produce a magnetic field positioned along a distal portion of the stylet, and a stylet electrode positioned distal of the magnetic assembly. The stylet electrode may be designed to function as both an interior excitation electrode and an interior detection electrode. Advancement of the medical device in the patient may include using a conductance curve generated from the plurality of field measurements to identify an obstruction or malposition in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony K. Misener, Paul D. Morgan, William R. McLaughlin, Ghassan S. Kassab, William Combs, Mark Svendsen, H. T. Markowitz
  • Patent number: 11185284
    Abstract: A clip configured to be coupled to an electrocardiogram sensor unit. The clip includes an electrically conductive material having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The clip also includes electrical insulation coupled to the second surface of the electrically conductive material, and an electrode defined by an exposed portion of the first surface of the electrically conductive material. The clip may be flexible or substantially rigid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Alireza Aliamiri
  • Patent number: 11185118
    Abstract: A patient worn sensor assembly for detecting, recording, and communicating patient vital signs can be integrated into a garment to be worn by the patient. A lead assembly can be integrated into a garment to connect electrodes in contact with the skin of a patient to a sensor assembly that collects vital sign information from the electrodes. The lead assembly can be multi-layered and can include, for example, two outer anti-static satin fabric layers as top and bottom layers, muslin fabric insulator layers adjacent to the anti-static satin fabric layers, shield layers that include muslin with silver fabric adjacent to the insulator layers, and an inner layer of fabric with conductive thread (or alternatively conductive thread not integrated with other fabrics, or a layer that is substantially composed of conductive thread).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA VIOS, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon J. LaPlante, Scott Mazar