Detecting Heartbeat Electric Signal And Diverse Cardiovascular Characteristic Patents (Class 600/513)
  • 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
    Assignee: SOTERA WIRELESS, INC.
    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
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    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
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    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
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    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
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    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
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    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
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    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
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    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
  • Patent number: 10356001
    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: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BIOSIG TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Budimir S. Drakulic, Sina Fakhar, Thomas G. Foxall, Branislav Vlajinic
  • Patent number: 10317187
    Abstract: Methods for determining performance information for an object located within an area include obtaining magnetic field information for the area, measuring first magnetic field data when the object is located at a first position within the area, and determining performance information for the object within the area based on the magnetic field information for the area and the first magnetic field data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventor: Aurel Coza
  • Patent number: 10296181
    Abstract: A breathing apparatus and system include a breathing apparatus having a display, an internal memory unit, and a processing unit, and optionally an interface for connecting at least an external memory unit to the apparatus; optionally an external memory unit connectable to the breathing apparatus via the interface; wherein the processing unit is in operative communication with the display, the internal memory unit, and/or the external memory unit when connected to the apparatus via the interface, and the processing unit is configured to provide on at least a portion of the display, a user selectable background stored on at least one of the internal and/or external memory unit, such as a background image, or a background color different than a factory default background color that is not selectable by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MAQUET CRITICAL CARE AB
    Inventors: Madlene Lahtivuori, Anette Sunna, Helena Stone
  • Patent number: 10298282
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques and configurations for an apparatus for a user's physiological context measurements. In one instance, the apparatus may include a processing block and first and second piezoelectric sensors coupled with the processing block. The first and second sensors may include respectively first and second electrodes to provide contact with a user's body in response to mounting of the apparatus on the user's body. The processing block may comprise a multi-modal sensing system configured to perform measurements of a user's physiological context during the contact of the user's body with the first and second electrodes, based at least in part on a voltage signal generated by the user's body and provided to the processing block via the first and second electrodes. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jose Rodrigo Camacho Perez, Alejandro Ibarra Von Borstel, Hector Alfonso Cordourier Maruri, Julio Cesar Zamora Esquivel, Paulo Lopez Meyer
  • Patent number: 10281975
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor includes at least one core to execute instructions and a power controller coupled to the at least one core. The power controller may include a first logic to cause the at least one core to exit an idle state and enter into a maximum performance state for a first time duration, thereafter enter into an intermediate power state for a second time duration, and thereafter enter into a sustained performance state. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Efraim Rotem, Doron Rajwan, Eliezer Weissmann, Nir Rosenzweig, Eric Distefano, Ishmael F. Santos, James G. Hermerding, II
  • Patent number: 10271791
    Abstract: A wearable monitoring device includes a plurality of cardiac sensing electrodes, a monitor, at least one motion sensor, and a controller. The plurality of cardiac sensing electrodes are positioned outside a body of a subject and to detect cardiac information of the subject. The monitor administers a predetermined test to the subject, and has a user interface configured to receive quality of life information from the subject. The at least one motion sensor is positioned outside the body of the subject and to detect subject motion during the predetermined test. The controller is communicatively coupled to the plurality of cardiac sensing electrodes, the monitor, and the at least one motion sensor, and receives and stores the detected cardiac information, the quality of life information, and the detected subject motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Donnelly, Thomas E. Kaib, Marshal W. Linder, Steven J. Szymkiewicz, Jason T. Whiting, Shane S. Volpe
  • Patent number: 10271771
    Abstract: A medical device capable of determining its location is provided. The medical device comprises a memory, one or more antennas, one or more processors coupled with the memory and the one or more antennas, a location manager component executable by the one or more processors. The location manager component is configured to receive first location information from a first location information source and second location information from a second location information source, to rank the first location information source and the second location information source according to a hierarchy of location information sources, the hierarchy of location information sources specifying that the first location information source is of higher rank than the second location information source, determine an approximate location of the medical device based on the first location information, and improve the accuracy of the approximate location based on the second location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Guy Robert Johnson
  • Patent number: 10258282
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatuses for monitoring cardiac activity of an individual using a conformal cardiac sensor device are presented herein. A conformal cardiac sensor device for analyzing cardiac activity includes a flexible substrate for coupling to the user, and a heart sensor component embedded on/in the substrate. The heart sensor component contacts a portion of the user's skin and measures electrical variable(s) indicative of cardiac activity. A biometric sensor component is embedded on/in the flexible substrate and measures physiological variable(s) indicative of cardiac activity of the user. A microprocessor, which is embedded on/in the flexible substrate, is communicatively coupled to the heart sensor component and biometric sensor component and operable to execute microprocessor executable instructions for controlling the measurements of electrical data and physiological data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MC10, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilbert Lee Huppert, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Melissa Ceruolo, Bryan Keen, Milan Raj, Bryan McGrane
  • Patent number: 10251563
    Abstract: Devices and methods for detecting physiological target event such as events indicative of HF decompensation status are described. A medical device is configured to receive at least a first and a second chronic condition indictors of a patient, receive one or more physiologic signals from the patient, and generate a plurality of signal metrics when the first and the second chronic condition indicators meet their respective criterion. The medical device can detect the target event or condition using one or more patient-specific signal metrics selected from a group including both the first and the second set of the signal metrics. The medical device and the methods can be configured to detect an event indicative of HF decompensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Sweeney, Yi Zhang, Qi An, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur
  • Patent number: 10213161
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method of determining an oxygen content in a bodily tissue or in blood of a human or animal body, wherein a variable representative of oxygen content in the bodily tissue or in the blood is detected at least over one cardiac cycle and is correlated with a contraction state of a heart. Embodiments include a device configured to be inserted into the human or animal body, wherein the device includes at least one sensor unit that detects a signal representative of an oxygen content along a measurement path. Embodiments include a reflector provided on the device, wherein the reflector is arranged in the measurement path between a transmitter and a receiver of the at least one sensor unit to reflect the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Biotronik SE & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Doerr
  • Patent number: 10212251
    Abstract: A profile of a user may be constructed having at least one profile entry. A device having an integrated sensor assembly including at least one sensor may be associated with the user and operated according to a sensor configuration. Sensor data may be processed to extract a feature. Entry data may be determined for a profile entry based on the extracted feature so that the profile entry may incorporate the determined entry data. An exchangeable profile may be derived from the constructed profile, for example by using privacy data, and compensation from a third party may be received in return for the exchangeable profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Guilaume, Rene Cortenraad, Cyrille Soubeyrat
  • Patent number: 10206590
    Abstract: Method and system for monitoring stress level of a subject. Beat-to-beat time variation and stroke volume variation of the heart a subject are obtained simultaneously, and a stress level indication is determined as a function of the beat-to-beat time variation and the relative stroke volume variation. More accurate and reliable estimates for stress level may be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ulf Meriheinä
  • Patent number: 10172556
    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: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Kang-Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 10165547
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention not only protects user's privacy but also reliably notifies a user of a change in state of an external communication device. A state change notification device (1) includes: an information receiving section (11) that receives state change information in a case where a change in state occurs in a device (100, 200, 300, or 400) in which an external communication device (500) or the state change notification device (1) is provided; and an expansion control section (12) that controls inflation of a balloon (24) provided in a wristwatch-type communication device (100) so that an inner pressure of the balloon (24) will be a user-perceivable pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiji Hirozawa, Michiaki Satou
  • Patent number: 10143847
    Abstract: In some examples, this disclosure describes a method for identifying a position within a patient for a first implantable medical device (IMD) to be implanted to facilitate tissue conductive communication (TCC) between the first IMD and a second IMD implanted within the patient. In some examples, the method includes storing model data that associates patient parameter data and second IMD position data with first IMD positions based on TCC communication performance, receiving patient parameter data indicating one or more anatomical or physiological parameters of the patient, receiving second IMD position data, performing analysis by at least one of comparing the model data to the patient parameter data and the second IMD position data, performing real-time computer simulations, or a combination of comparing and performing simulations, and outputting to a user an indication of the position for the first IMD to be implanted within the patient based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Edmonson, Matthew J. Hoffman, Wei Jiang, Yanzhu Zhao, Srikara V. Peelukhana, Wei Gan
  • Patent number: 10136826
    Abstract: A cardiac monitoring device includes: at least one sensing electrode for obtaining an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal from a patient; a processing unit comprising at least one processor operatively coupled to the at least one sensing electrode; and at least one non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising program instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the cardiac monitoring device to: obtain the ECG signal from the at least one sensing electrode; determine a transformed ECG signal based on the ECG signal; extract at least one value representing at least one feature of the transformed ECG signal; provide the at least one value to determine a score associated with the ECG signal, thereby providing an ECG-derived score; compare the ECG-derived score to a predetermined threshold score determined by machine learning; and provide an indication of a cardiac event if the ECG-derived score is one of above or below the predetermined threshold score determined by the machine learning
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Sullivan, Thomas E. Kaib, Francesco Nicolo, Steve Szymkiewicz
  • Patent number: 10130127
    Abstract: A body surgical suit to be worn by surgery patients during surgical procedures, said body surgical suit being configured to encase the limbs and torso of a patient is described. The body surgical suit has one or more openings allowing to access one or more portions of the body of a patient wearing the body surgical suit, one or more sensors configured to monitor the patient's vital signs, a control monitor configured to control operation of the sensors, and selectively operatable contractive elements arranged in the legs and/or arms portions and configured to allow peristaltic movement of blood in the arms and legs of a patient wearing the body surgical suit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
    Inventors: Pier Giulianotti, Arturo Vittori, Andreas Vogler