Detecting Heartbeat Electric Signal And Diverse Cardiovascular Characteristic Patents (Class 600/513)
  • Patent number: 11304646
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting atrial tachyarrhythmias (AT) such as atrial fibrillation (AF) are disclosed. A medical system can include a cardiac signal sensor circuit to sense a cardiac electrical signal and a heart sound (HS) sensor to sense heart a HS signal A cardiac electrical signal metric, including a cycle length variability or a detection of atrial electrical activity, can be generated from the cardiac electrical signal A HS metric can be generated from the HS signal, including a status of detection of S4 heart sound or a S4 heart sound intensity indicator. The system can include an AT detector circuit that can detect an AT event, such as an AF event, using the cardiac electrical signal metric and the HS metric. The system can additionally classify the detected AT event as an AF or an atrial flutter event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Bin Mi, Howard D. Simms, Jr., Qi An, John D. Hatlestad, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 11278724
    Abstract: Limited-number-of-use neuromodulator apparatuses that may be comfortably worn on the skin of a user to non-invasively apply transdermal electrical stimulation (TES). The apparatuses described herein may be include a flexible/bendable substrate and an elastomeric cover (e.g., formed of an elastomeric fabric). These apparatuses may be simplified, to run autonomously. These apparatuses may also include improved power management features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Thync Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Wing Law, Isy Goldwasser, Remi Demers, Sumon K. Pal
  • Patent number: 11259745
    Abstract: An autonomous drug delivery system advantageously utilizes physiological monitor outputs so as to automatically give a bolus of a rescue drug or other necessary medication when certain criteria and confidence levels are met. An emergency button is provided to manually trigger administration of the rescue drug. The rescue drug may be an opioid antagonist in response to an analgesia overdose, a hypotensive drug to avert an excessive drop in blood pressure or an anti-arrhythmia drug to suppress abnormal heartbeats, to name a few.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Jerome J. Novak, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11253184
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reconstructing heart sounds from heart sound samples taken under a sub-optimal condition, such as at a low sampling rate, are discussed. An exemplary system receives acceleration information from a patient sensed at a first sampling rate, and generate a heart sound ensemble of portions of acceleration information over multiple cardiac cycles. The system can reconstruct a heart sound segment to have a second sampling rate, higher than the first sampling rate, using the generated heart sound ensemble. A heart sound metric can be generated using the reconstructed heart sound segment, and used for detecting a cardiac event, such as a cardiac arrhythmia episode, or a worsening heart failure event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Bennett Shute, Bin Mi, Qi An
  • Patent number: 11234658
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed that may be used for photoplethysmogram data analysis and presentation. For example, photoplethysmogram (PPG) signal data is received as communicated by a PPG sensor of a wearable device worn by a user. A heartbeat interval may be determined from at least the PPG signal data. Also, an electrocardiogram (ECG)-type waveform spanning the heartbeat interval may be generated at a graphical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: LIVMOR, INC.
    Inventors: Ken Persen, Weiguang Shao
  • Patent number: 11207526
    Abstract: A medical device is configured to produce a cardiac motion signal by sampling a signal produced by an axis of a motion sensor, starting a blanking period, suspending the sampling of the signal during at least a portion of the blanking period, and restarting the sampling of the signal at the sampling frequency before the blanking period has expired. The medical device may detect a cardiac event from the cardiac motion signal and generate a pacing pulse in response to detecting the cardiac event in some examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd J. Sheldon, Vincent P. Ganion, Greggory R. Herr, Michael L. Hudziak, Juliana E. Pronovici, Paul R. Solheim
  • Patent number: 11207028
    Abstract: A system and method adapted for at least one health-related application selected from physiological monitoring, defibrillation, and pacing in the presence of electromagnetic interference (EMI) using the time-domain features of EMI patterns and physiological waveforms. The invention enables EMI detection and identification in a plurality of signals, including various physiological signals, which may contain both physiological information and EMI-generated artifacts. The system utilizes adaptive and versatile modular architecture with a set of modules for various filtering, conditioning, processing, and wireless transmission functions, which can be assembled in different configurations for different settings. In some preferred embodiments, the method and system of this invention are incorporated into (or attached to) an external cardiac defibrillator/monitor or cardiac pacing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Vladimir Shusterman
  • Patent number: 11202601
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for monitoring a patient at risk of epilepsy. A system comprises a sensor circuit that senses from the patient at least first and second physiological or functional signals. A wellness detector circuit can detect an epileptic event using the sensed physiological or functional signals, or additionally classify the epileptic event into one of epileptic seizure types. The system can generate a wellness indicator based on a trend of the physiological or functional signal during the detected epileptic event. The wellness indicator indicates an impact of the detected epileptic event on the health status of the patient. The system includes an output unit configured to output the detection of the epileptic event or the wellness indicator to a user or a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Ternes, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Qi An, Amy Jean Brisben, Stephen B. Ruble, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 11197637
    Abstract: A system includes a controller coupled to one or more sensors. The controller receives sensor data indicative of biometric data an occupant of a vehicle seat from the sensors. The controller receives the sensor data and analyzes the data to provide biometric data associated with the occupant of the vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Sean M. Montgomery, Pioter Drubetskoy
  • Patent number: 11172835
    Abstract: A method of monitoring sleep comprises simultaneously recording a person's electrocardiogram (ECG) and photoplethysmogram (PPG), deriving a plurality of parameters from the recorded data, and providing an output indicative of a sleep characteristic based upon an analysis of the parameters. The ECG and PPG may be recorded using an apparatus which is a combination of a Holter monitor and a pulse oximeter, which is wearable in ambulatory manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Conor Heneghan, Eric Chern-Pin Chua, Gareth McDarby
  • Patent number: 11170499
    Abstract: A method is for the automated evaluation of at least one image data record of a patient recorded with a medical image recording device for the preparation of diagnostic findings. In the method, at least one item of input data describing the patient and/or the recording process and/or the examination target is determined after completion of the recording of the image data record. A selection algorithm which evaluates the image data record and the input data is used for determining at least one automated evaluation process to be applied and applicable and at least one image quality measure with regard to the evaluation process is determined by evaluating the image data record. The selected automated evaluation process is only performed for an image quality measure meeting a threshold quality requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Razvan Ionasec
  • Patent number: 11160484
    Abstract: A system includes an ambulatory medical device and a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Sullivan, Thomas E. Kaib, Francesco Nicolo, Steven J. Szymkiewicz, Jason T. Whiting
  • Patent number: 11154255
    Abstract: A method for analyzing heart rate variability, and an apparatus and use thereof, the method for analyzing heart rate variability including collecting ECG data in vitro; digitizing and denoising the ECG data; forming the processed ECG data into a sinus NN interval sequence; selecting sinus NN interval data of 4 hours in an awake state; performing MSE calculation on the sinus NN interval sequence of 4 hours in an awake state; and extracting parameters representing the complexity of a heart rate by using MSE curves. The present invention may provide accurate and efficient screening for drug-refractory epilepsy patients who are suitable for vagus nerve stimulation surgery, thus avoiding unnecessary expenses, and avoiding missing the most opportune moment for treatment. At the same time, patients suitable for VNS surgery are selected by using MSE complexity feature parameters of ECG, thus improving the overall efficacy of VNS therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Luming Li, Hongyun Liu, Zhao Yang
  • Patent number: 11147499
    Abstract: A method of determining atrial fibrillation includes determining if a patient's pulse beats form an irregular pattern. If so, presence of an irregular pulse is indicated to a patient and, an electrocardiogram is obtained for determining atrial fibrillation. Initially, a pulse is detected at regular time intervals from a first appendage when motionless, using a pulse detector and pulse rhythms from a succession of time intervals, each corresponding to a respective interval of time between successive pulse beats of a sequence of the pulse beats. Then, a second appendage makes contact with an electrically conductive unit, and electrocardiogram signals are detected simultaneously with pulse rhythms while the first appendage is motionless and both appendages are relaxed. The signals are then analyzed to determine whether, in combination, they are indicative of atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Joseph Wiesel
  • Patent number: 11143562
    Abstract: A device for detecting a pressure of a fluid medium is described. The device includes at least one housing having at least two pressure feeds; at least one sensor module, the sensor module being accommodated in the housing, the sensor module including at least one support element, the support element including at least one substrate and at least one molding compound, the support element further including at least one passage opening, the passage opening entirely penetrating the support element; at least one pressure sensor element for detecting the pressure, the pressure sensor element including at least one diaphragm, the pressure sensor element covering the passage opening; at least one control and evaluation unit, the control and evaluation unit being at least partially enclosed by the molding compound. A method for manufacturing the device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Reinhard, Masoud Habibi, Winfried Kuhnt
  • Patent number: 11116416
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method and device to monitor the heart of a subject using radio signals. Availability of a portable heart monitor that can be used in a subject's home can increase patient compliance and improve diagnosis rates of cardiac conditions. A mobile heart monitor can be especially useful to those subjects who are elderly, incapacitated, or do not have easy access to a clinic, doctor's office, or hospital.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: Cardiac Motion, LLC, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Dennis Matthews, Xiaoguang Liu, Songjie Bi
  • Patent number: 11112937
    Abstract: An incident management system with graphical user interface mechanisms for control of the routing of incoming calls and other information regarding a plurality of ongoing incidents. Thumbnail icons, each corresponding to a different defined geographic area, are displayed and, in response to a user input selecting a thumbnail icon, a map is displayed identifying a defined geographic area corresponding to the selected thumbnail icon with a plurality of call icons and at least one incident icon. The call icons each correspond to a different active incoming call from within the defined geographic area and are each positioned on the map accordingly. At least one of the displayed call icons is assigned to an incident group and an incident icon is displayed for each ongoing incident managed by the system to which at least one displayed call icon has been assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Nicolas Therrien, Erik Fournier, Chantal Levert, Jean-Yves Poulin
  • Patent number: 11070391
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for configuring a management unit connected to at least one home automation equipment (17) comprising at least one home automation device (D) and at least one central control unit (U), the method being implemented by a management unit (Sv) and comprising the following steps: configuring (EcfSv2) an alert (AI) corresponding to the triggering of a notification (N) and/or an action (Ac) when a triggering condition (Cnd, Cndp) is produced relating to at least one state variable (S) for a home automation device (D), a group of home automation devices (D), a type of home automation device (DT) or a group of types of home automation devices (DT); the step of configuring an alert (AI) being carried out on the basis of instructions of a first user (Usr1) having a first user profile type (UsrT1); declaring (ECfUsr25) the monitoring of an assembly (SDS) of home automation devices (D) comprising at least one home automation device (D) for which at least one alert (AI) has been de
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: OVERKIZ
    Inventor: Sylvain Pognant
  • Patent number: 11004035
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods for a graphical interface including a graphical representation of medical data. The graphical interface platform may receive medical data and provide medical safety reporting capabilities including reporting of history data and real-time visual monitoring data. The graphical interface platform may be configured to identify potential problems and corrections to medical devices in operation while a reporting cycle is underway through visual representation of performance metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Hume, Robert Mayer, Devy Amy Lee, Gabriele Christensen, Candida Arvelo, Timothy L. Ruchti, Tamas Ban, Mohammad M. Khair, Nancy G. Hedlund
  • Patent number: 10950342
    Abstract: A medical ventilator (100, 200) including a first user interface (114) having a touch-sensitive display having a display area; and at least one controller (104) which determines whether a second user interface (122, 222) having a touch-sensitive display is coupled to the medical ventilator, enables the first user interface when it is determined that the second user interface is not coupled to the medical ventilator, and enables the second user interface when it is determined that the second user interface is coupled to the medical ventilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Dongxing He, Norbert Daberko, Oliver Smith
  • Patent number: 10925517
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed towards posture-responsive therapy. To avoid interruptions in effective therapy, an implantable medical device may include a posture state module that detects the posture state of the patient and automatically adjusts therapy parameter values according to the detected posture state. A system may include a memory that stores posture state definitions, a posture state module that records a plurality of postures of a patient over a period of time, and a processor that identifies a set of the plurality of postures that fall within a posture state, and redefines a boundary of the posture state based on where the postures fall within the posture state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Skelton, Jon P. Davis
  • Patent number: 10922996
    Abstract: There is provided a method of creating a presentation of a current awake-energy level, comprising: computing an estimate of initial awake-energy at a wake-up time of a target individual according to sleep-parameters computed according to a time interval that includes a previous night sleep, computing an estimate of a current awake-energy of the target individual indicative of a remaining amount of an estimated maximal amount of available awake-energy, computed according to the initial awake-energy and according to awake-parameters computed for an awake-time interval based on output of sensor(s) comprising: a physiological sensor that senses a physiological parameter, and/or an activity sensor that senses an activity, and outputting, via a user interface, an indication of the current awake-energy, wherein the computing the current awake-energy and the outputting are dynamically iterated over the awake-time interval while the target individual is awake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HypnoCore Ltd.
    Inventors: Armanda Lia Baharav, Shulamit Eyal, Hagit Liran
  • Patent number: 10924424
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed for processing and displaying multiple signals in near real-time. An embodiment operates by processing, using a first digital signal processor (DSP) of a first signal module, a first packet associated with a first signal. The embodiment also processes, using a second DSP of a second signal module, a second packet associated with a second signal. The embodiment equalizes a first processing delay associated with the first DSP with a second processing delay associated with the second DSP such that the first DSP completes processing of the first packet approximately simultaneously with the second DSP completing processing of the second packet. The embodiment then displays the processed first packet approximately simultaneously with the display of the processed second packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BioSig Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Budimir S. Drakulic, Sina Fakhar, Thomas G. Foxall, Branislav Vlajinic
  • Patent number: 10896754
    Abstract: The technology herein relates to a troubleshooting system for remote patient monitoring. A plurality of triggering conditions defines a data transmission error between a sensor and a remote location. A data transmission log is configured to receive characterization data defining each successful data transmission between a communicator and the remote location. An input user interface is configured to receive input from a user and an output user interface is configured to provide notification to a user. Processing circuitry is in communication with the input interface and the output interface, where the processing circuitry is configured to compare each of the triggering conditions to the characterization data to identify a data transmission error. Upon identification of the data transmission error, the processing circuitry causes the output interface to present a query to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Qi An, Kimberly Anne Eridon, Arwinder Pal Singh, Pratik K. Pandya, Ranganathan Balasubramanian Iyer, Viktoria A. Averina
  • Patent number: 10888267
    Abstract: A method includes applying electrical stimulation therapy via an electrode relative to an upper-airway-patency-related nerve to treat obstructive sleep apnea. A level of the electrical stimulation therapy is assessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Inspire Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Christopherson, Quan Ni, Timothy P. Herbert, John Rondoni
  • Patent number: 10888245
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of monitoring fat burning in a subject non-invasively by measuring electric conductivity or resistance on the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Ontario Limited
    Inventor: Geoffrey Locke Taylor
  • Patent number: 10835142
    Abstract: An ECG sensor chip used in a wearable appliance includes; a switch controlled —by a switching signal, an amplifier that amplifies a difference between first and second ECG signals, and a location indicator that generates the switching signal. The switch passes either a first ECG signal or second ECG signal in response to the switching signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Chul Shin, Hyung Jong Ko, Jung Su Kim, Yong In Park, Won Hyuk Jung, Yun Cheol Han
  • Patent number: 10820864
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes determining a variability of a plurality of measurements of a cardiovascular parameter of a patient suffering from hypertension, the plurality of measurements recorded one at a time over a predetermined time period. The method further includes comparing the determined variability with a predetermined reference value. If the comparing indicates that the determined variability is less than the predetermined reference value, the method includes designating the patient to be within a first class of patients representative of patients that are likely to be responsive to subcutaneous neuromodulation therapy as a treatment for hypertension. If the comparing indicates that the determined variability is greater than the predetermined reference value, the method includes designating the patient to be within a second class of patients representative of patients that are likely to be unresponsive to subcutaneous neuromodulation therapy as a treatment for hypertension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Valencia Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: David K. L. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10813586
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for diagnosis of animal respiratory diseases using auscultation techniques. Animal lung sounds are recorded and stored as digitized data. Algorithms are applied to the data producing an output indicative of the health of the animal. Another method determines effectiveness of antibiotics administered to animals based upon observed relationships between lung score categories obtained from auscultation. A comparison is made between sample populations of animals that receive different classifications of antibiotics, and this data is compared to lung score categories observed for each of the animals that received the antibiotics. A statistical analysis is conducted to confirm statistical differences in case fatality rates between lung score categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: INTERVET INC.
    Inventors: Kurt Brattain, Randolph K. Geissler
  • Patent number: 10806351
    Abstract: The invention provides a body-worn monitor featuring a processing system that receives a digital data stream from an ECG system. A cable houses the ECG system at one terminal end, and plugs into the processing system, which is worn on the patient's wrist like a conventional wristwatch. The ECG system features: i) a connecting portion connected to multiple electrodes worn by the patient; ii) a differential amplifier that receives electrical signals from each electrode and process them to generate an analog ECG waveform; iii) an analog-to-digital converter that converts the analog ECG waveform into a digital ECG waveform; and iv) a transceiver that transmits a digital data stream representing the digital ECG waveform (or information calculated from the waveform) through the cable and to the processing system. Different ECG systems, typically featuring three, five, or twelve electrodes, can be interchanged with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Jim Moon, Henk Visser, Robert Hunt
  • Patent number: 10736521
    Abstract: A method of monitoring and/or diagnosing an autoregulation mechanism of blood pressure of a living being using an ECG signal includes recording the ECG signal of the living being, and the recording a pulse wave curve synchronously with the recording of the ECG signal. Heart rate intervals are determined from the ECG signal. A pulse wave transit time is determined for each heart rate interval from the pulse wave curve. A plurality of significant changes in the pulse wave transit times are determined according to a specified criterion. One respective heart rate interval correlated in time with each significant change in the pulse wave transit times is selected as an anchor point. A determined limited number of temporally successive heart rate intervals temporally before and/or after each anchor point are selected to thus generate a limited sequence of heart rate intervals for each anchor point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Schwarzer Cardiotek GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Bienek, Michael Spaeth, Cornelius Fritz Vollmer
  • Patent number: 10716479
    Abstract: The invention provides a signal synchronization device, which obtains electrocardiographic, heart sound signal calibration factors by performing time domain and frequency domain transformations for an electrocardiographic signal and a heart sound signal, and thereby performs calibration for the electrocardiographic signal and the heart sound signal to synchronize the electrocardiographic signal and the heart sound signal in time domain, such that a diagnosis rate for cardiovascular disease is increased. Moreover, the invention further provides a stethoscope with signal synchronization processing, an auscultation information output system and a symptom diagnosis system capable of signal synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Shuenn-Yuh Lee, Ju-Yi Chen, Yu-Jin Lin, Peng-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10702207
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system (10) configured to determine spectral boundaries (216, 218) for sleep stage classification in a subject (12). The spectral boundaries may be customized and used for sleep stage classification in an individual subject. Spectral boundaries determined by the system that are customized for the subject may facilitate sleep stage classification with higher accuracy relative to classifications made based on static, fixed spectral boundaries that are not unique to the subject. In some implementations, the system comprises one or more of a sensor (16), a processor (20), electronic storage (22), a user interface (24), and/or other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Xi Long, Reinder Haakma, Pedro Miguel Ferreira Dos Santos Da Fonseca, Ronaldus Maria Aarts
  • Patent number: 10687760
    Abstract: A wearable patch system includes an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor having electrodes configured to contact a subject. An electronic stethoscope has a diaphragm structure responsive to sounds from the subject. The ECG sensor and the electronic stethoscope are co-located to measure respective parameters concurrently from a same position. A housing is configured to support the diaphragm structure and the electrodes. The housing includes a mechanical interface configured to mount on the subject. A communications circuit is disposed on or in the housing to communicate with a remote component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Kang-Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 10682067
    Abstract: A method of automatically determining which type of treatment is most appropriate for a cardiac arrest victim, the method comprising transforming one or more time domain electrocardiogram (ECG) signals into a frequency domain representation comprising a plurality of discrete frequency bands, combining the discrete frequency bands into a plurality of analysis bands, wherein there are fewer analysis bands than discrete frequency bands, determining the content of the analysis bands, and determining the type of treatment based on the content of the analysis bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Qing Tan, Gary A Freeman, Frederick J Geheb, James E Brewer
  • Patent number: 10667711
    Abstract: Physiological monitoring can be provided through a wearable monitor that includes two components, a flexible extended wear electrode patch and a removable reusable monitor recorder. The wearable monitor sits centrally on the patient's chest along the sternum oriented top-to-bottom. The placement of the wearable monitor in a location at the sternal midline (or immediately to either side of the sternum) benefits extended wear by removing the requirement that ECG electrodes be continually placed in the same spots on the skin throughout the monitoring period. The wearable monitor can interoperate wirelessly with other physiology and activity sensors and mobile devices, and can include cellular phone capabilities. The power usage of the wireless communication can be reduced by using a low energy wireless transceiver in the monitor. The monitor detects that the monitor has been adhered to the patient and begin collecting physiological data after such detection, preserving battery power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 10624581
    Abstract: A bio-information acquiring terminal for acquiring bio-information includes a bath device. The bath device is provided with a bio-information measuring unit configured to measure bio-information of a user taking a bath, and a fingerprint authentication unit configured to specify the user. According to the above configuration, it is possible to easily manage daily changes of the health condition of the user in his or her daily life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Koichi Kusukame, Kazuki Funase, Masayuki Kozuka
  • Patent number: 10537290
    Abstract: A system to generate medical monitor alarm settings (10) which includes a normative analyzer (36) and/or observational analyzer (48) configured to receive (130) data from logs (32, 34) of a plurality of medical monitors (12), and generate (134, 138) one or more suggested alarm settings (26) based on a constructed model of the received log data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: Stijn De Waele, Larry Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10524670
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method including obtaining, by a fitness tracking device, a plurality of heart rate measurements of the user over a period of time, wherein the plurality of heart rate measurements can include heart rate data from a heart rate sensor of the fitness tracking device; analyzing, by the fitness tracking device, the plurality of heart rate measurements to determine a rate of change of a heart rate of the user during the period of time; determining, by the fitness tracking device, that the user is experiencing an onset phase if the rate of change of the heart rate during the period of time is greater than zero; determining, by the fitness tracking device, that the user is experiencing a cool-down phase if the rate of change of the heart rate during the period of time is less than zero; estimating, by the fitness tracking device, a first rate of energy expenditure of the user if the user is experiencing an onset phase using an onset calorimetry model; and estimating
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Karthik Jayaraman Raghuram, Hung A. Pham, Richard Channing Moore, III, Alexander Singh Alvarado, Umamahesh Srinivas, Xing Tan
  • Patent number: 10517499
    Abstract: An ECG device comprising limb leads and chest wall leads is described which is also suitable for deriving the hemodynamic activity of the heart and the function of the vessels and, respectively, also for evaluating the fluid equilibrium. This is achieved in that at least part of the electrodes of the multichannel ECG is developed with additional embodiments for physical emissions and measurements, for example, electric current and voltage, pressure, sound vibrations, light, and that an electrode is provided for the current supply and, respectively, the voltage measurement at the upper thorax aperture. Furthermore, an alternating current field is built up between the electrodes or, respectively, the distance between the electrodes is used as an ion conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Falko Skrabal
  • Patent number: 10512407
    Abstract: One innovative aspect is directed to heart rate data collection. In some implementations, a circuit includes a light detector for generating a first electrical signal based on received light. The circuit includes a switching circuit, having a first and a second configuration, configured to receive a first voltage signal based on the first electrical signal and to switch among the first and the second configurations. The circuit includes first and second sampling circuits for sampling a value of the first voltage signal when the switching circuit is in the first configuration and second configurations, respectively. The circuit includes an ambient light cancellation circuit for generating a current signal to counter a first component of the first electrical signal when the first switching circuit is in the first configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter W. Richards, Thomas Samuel Elliot, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 10482555
    Abstract: An integrated health care delivery network with enabling software and network technology to maximize bed resources, manage varying census levels, and avoid patient diversions through real-time monitoring, automation and communication, is disclosed. Preferably, the present invention is embodied in a bed management system that interfaces with and complements existing Admission/Discharge/Transfer (ADT) systems. The bed management system is an easy-to-use business intelligence application that is designed to allow administrators, clinicians and managers to easily access, analyze and display real-time patient and bed availability information from ancillary information systems, databases and spreadsheets. It enables users to see trends and relationships in hospital (bed) management data directly from their desktop personal computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Rosow, Joe Adam, Chris Roth
  • Patent number: 10456053
    Abstract: A wrist worn heart rate monitor includes a photoplethysmogram (PPG) sensor and an inertial sensor. Signals from the inertial sensor are used to identify and remove noise from the PPG signals. An initial heart rate value is selected from a number of heart rate candidates that remain in the resulting PPG spectrum and is used to track the heart rate of the user. The PPG spectrum is monitored while tracking the heart rate to determine if the selected initial heart rate value is in error. The PPG spectrum may be monitored by determining a correlation of possible heart rate candidates in each PPG spectrum to the previous heart rate candidates and resetting the heart rate value accordingly. Additionally or alternatively, the PPG spectrum may be monitored by determining when only a single heart rate candidate is present in consecutive PPG spectra and resetting the heart rate value accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: QuickLogic Corporation
    Inventor: Amir Abbas Emadzadeh
  • Patent number: 10453157
    Abstract: A system for electronic patient care includes a hub. The hub is configured to monitor a patient-care device. The sandbox may be configured to control access to at least one of a hardware resource and a software resource. The hub is further configured to identify the patient-care device and execute an application to monitor the patient-care device. The hub executes the application within the sandbox component such that the application accesses the at least one of the hardware resource and the software resource through the sandbox component. The hub may be further configured to control the patient-care device. The hub may be further configured to receive an identification from the patient-care device and download the application from a server associated with the identification. The hub may be further configured to receive an identification from the patient-care device and update the application from a server associated with the identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, John J. Biasi, Jacob W. Scarpaci, John M. Kerwin, James G. Turner, Todd A. Ballantyne
  • Patent number: 10441798
    Abstract: Implantable medical systems enter an exposure mode of operation, either manually via a down linked programming instruction or by automatic detection by the implantable system of exposure to a magnetic disturbance. A controller then determines the appropriate exposure mode by considering various pieces of information including the device type including whether the device has defibrillation capability, pre-exposure mode of therapy including which chambers have been paced, and pre-exposure cardiac activity that is either intrinsic or paced rates. Additional considerations may include determining whether a sensed rate during the exposure mode is physiologic or artificially produced by the magnetic disturbance. When the sensed rate is physiologic, then the controller uses the sensed rate to trigger pacing and otherwise uses asynchronous pacing at a fixed rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun J. Yoon, Wade M. Demmer, Matthew J. Hoffman, Robert A. Betzold, Jonathan D. Edmonson, Michael L. Ellingson, Mark K. Erickson, Ben E. Herberg, Juliana E. Pronovici, James D. Reinke, Todd J. Sheldon, Paul R. Solheim
  • Patent number: 10438507
    Abstract: A health tracking system configured to provide activity, nutrition, health, and sleep data to a user. The health tracking system comprises a personal electronic device configured to receive health data obtained by a sensor device and/or manually input by the user and display personal metrics on a display screen. A subjective nutrition rating prompt is also provided to the user, which includes a plurality of simplified nutrition rating options, each of the simplified nutrition rating options providing a subjective nutrition consumption estimate. The personal electronic device is further configured to receive the simplified nutrition rating options input by the user and display nutrition estimate metrics on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Laing, Daniel Townson, Brian Carden, Marcus Piña, Gwen Johnson, Allan Glen
  • Patent number: 10424968
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of novel WPT systems, devices, and methods of using the same. Also disclosed herein are methods for controlling the power delivered from a stationary source (e.g., a primary coil) to a moving telemetric device (e.g., a secondary coil) via magnetic resonance coupling. The systems, device, and methods described herein can be used to tune and/or detune resonant frequency between a primary coil and a telemetric device so as to prevent device malfunction and/or tissue damage for the small animals associated with the telemetric device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Basem M. Badr, Arthur Makosinski, Kerry R. Delaney, Nikolai Dechev
  • Patent number: 10398380
    Abstract: A drowsiness detection device includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to calculate a respiration variation period based on heartbeat interval data which is generated based on data that is obtained from a heartbeat sensor; predict a subsequent period structure of the respiration variation based on the calculated respiration variation period; determine whether or not an abnormal signal is mixed in the heartbeat interval data by comparing the heartbeat interval data during sequential update and the predicted subsequent period structure; and replace the respiration variation period which corresponds to the heartbeat interval data that includes the abnormal signal with the predicted subsequent period structure in a case where it is determined that the abnormal signal is mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Yasuhiko Nakano, Yuichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10395055
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the disclosure are directed to an apparatus including a scale and external circuitry. The scale includes a platform, and data-procurement circuitry for collecting signals indicative of the user's identity and cardio-physiological measurements. The scale includes processing circuitry to process data obtained by the data-procurement circuitry, generate cardio-related physiologic data, and send user data to the external circuitry. The external circuitry validates the user data as concerning a specific user, correlates the user data with a user profile of the user, provides a clinical indication using the user data, and controls access to the user profile by allowing access to the clinical indication and the user data to or by a physician and not allowing access to the clinical indication to the user until the user provides an input indicating interest in the clinical indication and the physician provides a prescription for the clinical indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Physiowave, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory T. Kovacs, Richard M. Wiard
  • Patent number: 10368765
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and wearable devices for measuring an ECG signal for a user wearing a wearable device includes when the ECG signal is measured in a first mode, receiving the ECG signal by an ECG sensor from a closed circuit formed by a first ECG sensor electrode and a second ECG sensor electrode, in which the wearable device includes a main body detachable to the wearable device, a connecting portion, and electrode patches, and the main body includes the ECG sensor, the first ECG sensor electrode, and the second ECG sensor electrode, and when the ECG signal is measured in a second mode, receiving the ECG signal by the ECG sensor from a closed circuit formed by electrodes of the electrode patches, in which the ECG sensor is in the main body and the main body is connected to the electrode patches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: Anhui Huami Information Technology Co., Ltd., Huami Inc.
    Inventors: Wang Huang, Jixiang Su, Yajun Zhao, Fei Wang, Yuanxiang Wang