Signal Display Or Recording Patents (Class 600/523)
  • Patent number: 11903681
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, and methods for cardiac monitoring. In particular, the systems, devices, and methods described herein may be used to conveniently sense the presence of an intermittent arrhythmia in an individual. The systems, devices, and methods described herein may be further configured to sense an electrocardiogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ALIVECOR, INC.
    Inventors: David E. Albert, Omar Dawood, Ravi Gopalakrishnan, Fei Wang, Euan Thomson, Iman Abuzeid
  • Patent number: 11890098
    Abstract: A wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) including a support structure configured to be worn by an ambulatory patient, an energy storage module configured to store an electrical charge, a discharge circuit coupled to the energy storage module, electrodes configured to render an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal of the patient while the patient is wearing the support structure, a user interface configured to output an alarm in response to a noise alarm signal, and a processor. The processor is configured to receive the ECG signal, determine whether noise is present on the ECG signal, determine from the ECG signal whether a shock criterion is met, and cause the user interface to generate the noise alarm signal when the noise is present on the ECG signal and the shock criterion is met and not generate the noise alarm signal when noise is present on the ECG signal and the shock criterion is not met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: West Affum Holdings DAC
    Inventors: Joseph L. Sullivan, Jaeho Kim
  • Patent number: 11844602
    Abstract: A diagnostic system includes an array of electrodes, which are coupled to a body surface of a living subject at different, respective positions in proximity to a region of interest within the body. A switched impedance network applies varying loads to the electrodes. A processor is coupled to receive and measure electrical signals from the electrodes as a function of the varying loads, and to analyze the measured signals so as to compute a local electrical characteristic of one or more locations within the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignees: The Medical Research Infrastructure and Health Services Fund of the Tel Aviv Medical Center, Ramot at Tel Aviv University Ltd.
    Inventors: Mordekhay Medvedovsky, Tomer Gazit, Talma Hendler, Evgeny Tsizin-Goldman, Alex Bronstein
  • Patent number: 11844912
    Abstract: A guide wire configured for use with existing catheter mapping and navigation systems. The guide wire is made of electrically conductive material and coated in an electrically insulating material. An uncoated region is provided near the guide wire's distal tip. This uncoated region forms a conductive path between the metallic components of the guide wire and the surrounding tissue. The uncoated region effectively becomes an electrode for use in prior art mapping and navigation systems. The mapping and navigation system determines the position of the uncoated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Thabet Alsheikh
  • Patent number: 11830522
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for speech recognition from an audio signal includes: obtaining initial values for silence detection parameters including: a lead period; a threshold amplitude; and a terminal period. Detect an amplitude of the audio signal at a first time T1 of the audio signal. Optionally adjusting the threshold amplitude based on the detected amplitude. Starting the speech recognition from a second time T2 of the audio signal. Starting silence detection from the audio signal when the lead period has elapsed after the second time T2 including: responsive to detecting an amplitude below the threshold amplitude for a duration of the terminal period, terminating the speech recognition and the silence detection at a third time T3 of the audio signal and adjusting the silence detection parameters based on the detected amplitude changes of the audio signal between the first time T1 and the third time T3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Elisa Oyj
    Inventors: Ville Ruutu, Jussi Ruutu
  • Patent number: 11813064
    Abstract: An apparatus and electronic circuitry wherein the apparatus includes a first electrode arranged to enable an output indicative of a bioelectrical signal to be provided; a second electrode; and a deformable material positioned between the first electrode and the second electrode wherein the deformable material is positioned within the apparatus such that deformation of the deformable material causes a change in charge distribution across the first electrode and second electrode to enable an output indicative of a biomechanical signal to be provided by the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Kim Blomqvist, Satu Rajala
  • Patent number: 11816322
    Abstract: A system for medical data review and playback includes a medical device including sensors configured to collect patient data during a medical event, a display screen, and a communication port configured to access a WAN, a processor configured to receive the patient data, control the display screen to display the patient data during the medical event, communicably couple to a database, and provide the patient data to the database, and a playback interface display configured to access the database, and provide the playback interface configured to permit sequential playback of the patient data and including visual representations of the patient data displayed at the medical device display screen, and a visual timeline representing times during the medical event and including a timeline indicator configured to move the sequential playback of the patient data to a user-selected time during the medical event in response to user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A Freeman, Annemarie Elizabeth Silver
  • Patent number: 11744524
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a monitoring apparatus and a statistical display method for physiological parameter(s) thereof. The method may include receiving statistical setting information including a time range, a time interval, a classification rule, and a target parameter, and the classification rule may define one or more types of the target parameter; obtaining N group of target parameter result corresponding to N time interval from a result of historical physiological parameter, where the N time interval is included in the time range, and the N group of target parameter result may be a physiological parameter result corresponding to the target parameter in the result of historical physiological parameter; counting the number of each type of the target parameter in the N group of target parameter result according to the classification rule, and obtaining N group of statistical result corresponding to the N time interval for each target parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventors: Jianwei Su, Zehui Sun, Zehong Guan, Xianliang He, Wenyu Ye
  • Patent number: 11737817
    Abstract: Systems for controlling ablation procedures that include a user interface. The user interface can include a display; and a memory with a computer executable method stored thereon, the computer executable method adapted to cause to be displayed on the display a plurality of interactive elements for controlling one or more aspects of the ablation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Lyons, Amr Salahieh, Daniel Lundberg, Ron Avisa, Guy McNally, Rodica Schileru, Thomas Breton, Adnan Merchant, John P. Claude
  • Patent number: 11730411
    Abstract: Methods and systems for obtaining and analyzing electromyography responses of electrodes of an implanted neurostimulation lead for use neurostimulation programming are provided herein. System setups for neural localization and/or programming include a clinician programmer coupleable with a temporary or permanent lead implantable in a patient and at least one pair of EMG sensing electrodes minimally invasively positioned on a skin surface or within the patient. The clinician programmer is configured to determine a plurality of recommended electrode configurations based on thresholds and EMG responses of the plurality of electrodes and rank the electrode configuration according to pre-determined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Axonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guangqiang Jiang, John Woock, Dennis Schroeder, Eric Schmid
  • Patent number: 11724118
    Abstract: In embodiments, a WCD system includes electrodes with which it senses an ECG signal of the patient. A processor may detect sequential peaks within the ECG signal, measure durations of time intervals between the peaks, including between non-sequential peaks, and identify a representative duration that best meets a plausibility criterion. The plausibility criterion may be that the representative duration is the one that occurs the most often, i.e. is the mode. Then a heart rate can be computed from a duration indicated by the representative duration and, if the heart rate meets a shock condition, the WCD system may deliver a shock to the patient. An advantage can be that the representative duration can be close to a good R-R interval measurement of a patient, notwithstanding noise in the ECG signal that is in the shape of peaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: West Affum Holdings DAC
    Inventor: Joseph L. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11720077
    Abstract: A machining route display device includes a display section for displaying a machining route based on coordinate values of a laser machining head calculated by a laser machining head coordinate calculator and display formats set by a first display format setting section and a second display format setting section. At least one of a display color of first data and a shade of the display color of the first data is changed in accordance with the first data acquired by a first data acquiring section, and at least one of a display color of second data and a shade the display color of the second data is changed in accordance with second data acquired by a second data acquiring section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Mochida
  • Patent number: 11721020
    Abstract: Methods for creation and use (e.g., for navigation) of displays of flattened (e.g., curvature-straightened) 3-D reconstructions of tissue surfaces, optionally including reconstructions of the interior surfaces of hollow organs. In some embodiments, data comprising a 3-D representation of a tissue surface (for example an interior heart chamber surface) are subject to a geometrical transformation allowing the tissue surface to be presented substantially within a single view of a flattened reconstruction. In some embodiments, a catheter probe in use near the tissue surface is shown in positions that correspond to positions in 3-D space sufficiently to permit navigation; e.g., the probe is shown in flattened reconstruction views nearby view regions corresponding to regions it actually approaches. In some embodiments, automatic and/or easily triggered manual view switching between flattened reconstruction and source reconstruction views is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Navix International Limited
    Inventors: Shlomo Ben-Haim, Leonid Gluhovsky, Yitzhack Schwartz, Eli Dichterman, Yaara Yarden
  • Patent number: 11712172
    Abstract: A method, including receiving, from electrodes positioned within a heart, first signals from at least three of the electrodes indicating electrical activity in tissue with which the at least three of the electrodes engage, and second signals indicating locations of the at least three electrodes. The second signals are processed to compute the locations of the at least three electrodes and to determine a geometric center of the locations. Based on the signals, an electroanatomical map is generated for an area of the tissue including the geometric center, and an arrhythmia focus is determined in the map. A circle is presented, and within the circle, a region of the map is presented including the geometric center and the focus so that the geometric center on the map aligns with a center of the circle, the region within the circle indicating a spatial relationship between the geometric center and the focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Vadim Gliner, Andres Claudio Altmann
  • Patent number: 11666288
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for perioperative care in a medical facility. In an example, a system includes a display and a computing device operably coupled to the display and storing instructions executable to output, to the display, a graphical user interface (GUI) that includes real-time medical device data of a patient, at least some of the real-time medical device data displayed via the GUI as a plurality of patient monitoring parameter tiles, the GUI including a risk score indicative of a relative likelihood that the patient will exhibit a condition within a period of time, and responsive to a user input, display, on the GUI, a set of trend lines each showing values for a respective patient monitoring parameter over a time range, each trend line of the set of trend lines selected based on a contribution of each respective patient monitoring parameter to the risk score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Sidharth Abrol, John Page, Sohan Rashmi Ranjan, Abhijit Patil
  • Patent number: 11620461
    Abstract: An attachable data system for tracking items includes a microprocessor; a power supply configured to supply power to the microprocessor; a memory communicatively connected to the microprocessor; a Bluetooth communications module; and an NFC module. The NFC module performs operations including establishing an NFC field with an NFC initiator device in response to receiving an NFC signal from the NFC initiator device via the NFC antenna; extracting identifying information from the NFC signal; and storing the identifying information in the NFC memory. The microprocessor is configured to perform microprocessor operations including accessing the identifying information stored in the NFC memory; and causing a transmission of the identifying information using the Bluetooth communications module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Pleiotek
    Inventors: Joshua Michael Temkin, Melissa Greenfield Temkin
  • Patent number: 11596324
    Abstract: A method includes transmitting electrical signals between one or more pairs of body-surface electrodes attached to a body of a patient. Electrical potentials resulting from the transmitted electrical signals are acquired by an outer-facing electrode and an inner-facing electrode of a medical probe inserted in an organ of the patient. A proximity of the medical probe to surface tissue of the organ is estimated based on the electrical potentials acquired by the outer-facing electrode. A position of the medical probe within the organ is estimated based on the electrical potentials acquired by the inner-facing electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Vadim Gliner, Assaf Govari
  • Patent number: 11589793
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrocardiogram measurement apparatus (measurement sensor) which can be used in combination with a smartphone by an individual. The electrocardiogram measurement apparatus according to the present invention comprises: two amplifiers for receiving electrocardiogram signals from a first electrode and a second electrode; one electrode driving unit; a third electrode for receiving an output of the electrode driving unit; an A/D converter connected to an output terminal of each of the two amplifiers and converting analog signals into digital signals; a microcontroller for receiving the digital signals from the A/D converter; and a communication means for transmitting the digital signal, wherein: the microcontroller is supplied with power from a battery; the microcontroller controls the A/D converter and the communication means; and each of the two amplifiers amplifies one electrocardiogram signal so as to simultaneously measure two electrocardiogram signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventor: In-Duk Hwang
  • Patent number: 11571161
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for automatically diagnosing an electrocardiogram (ECG) using a hybrid system comprising a rule-based system and one or more deep neural networks. In one embodiment, by mapping ECG data to a plurality of features using a convolutional neural network, mapping the plurality of features to a preliminary diagnosis using a decision network, and determining a diagnosis based on the ECG data and the preliminary diagnosis using the rule-based system, a more accurate diagnosis may be determined. In another example, by incorporating both a rule-based system and one or more deep neural networks into the hybrid system, the hybrid system may be more easily adapted for use in various contexts/communities, as the one or more deep learning networks may be trained using context/community specific ECG data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Long Yu, Joel Qiuzhen Xue, Gordon Ian Rowlandson
  • Patent number: 11553843
    Abstract: A system monitors an individual for conditions indicating a possibility of occurrence of irregular heart events. A database includes a plurality of combinations of at least a first signature and a second signature. A first portion of the plurality of combinations is associated with a normal heartbeat and a second portion of the plurality of combinations is associated with an irregular heart event. A wearable heart monitor that is worn on a body of the patient includes a heart sensor for generating a heart signal responsive to monitoring a beating of a heart of the individual. The monitor further includes a processor for receiving the heart signal from the heart sensor. The processor is configured to analyze the heart signal using a plurality of different processes. Each of the plurality of different processes generates at least one of the first signature and the second signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 11523766
    Abstract: This specification describes methods of performing ECG analyses. In one approach, the system receives an ECG recording for a first duration, automatically performs a first analysis of the ECG recording for the first duration to detect events with reference to each of a plurality of arrhythmias, generates a GUI where areas within the GUI are designated for displaying detected events for each of the arrhythmias and enables a user to select at least one ECG segment of a second duration of the ECG recording. In response to the user's selection of the at least one ECG segment, the system presents the user with at least one option, and in response to the user's selection of the option, the system performs a second analysis of the ECG segment of the second duration and displays at least one output corresponding to the second analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Spacelabs Healthcare L.L.C.
    Inventors: Alasdair MacIver, Matthew Watson, Ruth Durie, Ryan McBroom, Grant McGeoghie, Stephen Wisniewski, Anuradha Chayanam, Graham Prescott
  • Patent number: 11510578
    Abstract: A medical device, comprising a housing, a combined modular structure which is formed by connecting a board card and an interface panel to a main bracket; a first opening arranged on the housing for the insertion of the combined modular structure; a first locking structure for locking and fixing the combined modular structure to the housing; a screen assembly; a second opening arranged on the housing for mounting the screen assembly, and a second locking structure for locking and fixing the screen assembly to the housing. The integral arrangement of a functional module of a medical device helps to improve the assembly precision between various components, and ensure the reliability of the connection between components. The housing adopts an integral structure, has good waterproof and dustproof effects as well as low production costs; the present disclosure facilitates the assembly of board card and other components, as well as module configuration and modular testing while also having good seismic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shenhui Dong, Xuegang Zhang, Chao Zhu, Jian Cen
  • Patent number: 11490845
    Abstract: A system is provided for displaying heart graphic information relating to sources and source locations of a heart disorder to assist in evaluation of the heart disorder. A heart graphic display system provides an intra-cardiogram similarity (“ICS”) graphic and a source location (“SL”) graphic. The ICS graphic includes a grid with the x-axis and y-axis representing patient cycles of a patient cardiogram with the intersections of the patient cycle identifiers indicating similarity between the patient cycles. The SL graphic provides a representation of a heart with source locations indicated. The source locations are identified based on similarity of a patient cycle to library cycles of a library cardiogram of a library of cardiograms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Vektor Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Villongco
  • Patent number: 11484241
    Abstract: A method of obtaining and analyzing ECG data from a patient or group of patients is disclosed. The ECG data is obtained from the patient at an acquisition device. Once the ECG data is obtained, the ECG data is transmitted to an analysis server that is operated by an analysis provider and is located remote from the location of the acquisition device. Along with the ECG data, acquisition parameters are transmitted to the analysis server. At the analysis server, one of a plurality of algorithms is selected to analyze the ECG data. If an abnormality is detected, the patient information is directed to a healthcare provider who can then contact the patient to schedule an appointment. Based upon the referral, a referral fee can be transferred from the healthcare provider to the analysis provider. The patient can be prompted to provide additional information and selections that dictate the level of analysis generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Wayne Duckert, Chiranjiv Singh, Brian J. Young
  • Patent number: 11484369
    Abstract: A method includes computing a position of an intrabody probe, which includes one or more electrodes and an electromagnetic sensor, within a heart of a subject, based on an induced signal received from the electromagnetic sensor, ascertaining a set of properties of signals passed between the electrodes and multiple reference electrodes located at respective reference positions, based on the set of properties, deriving an estimated position of the probe from a position map that maps multiple sets of properties to respective estimated positions, in response to a distance between the computed position and the estimated position being greater than a predefined threshold, ascertaining whether an electrocardiographic signal from the subject is saturated, and in response to the electrocardiographic signal not being saturated, updating the position map so as to map the set of properties to the computed position. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Shaul Haim Raz, Ofer Klemm, Shmuel Auerbach, Moran Morady, Tsafrir Ozer
  • Patent number: 11471114
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a Medical system tor mapping of action potential data comprising an elongated medical mapping device (1) suitable for intravascular insertion having an electrode assembly (80) located at a distal portion (3) of the mapping device (1), a data processing and control unit (15) for processing data received from the mapping device (1), the data processing and control unit including a model generator for visualizing a 3-dimensional heart model based on one of electrical navigation system, MRI or CT scan data of a heart, a data output unit (16) for displaying both the 3-dimensional heart model and the processed data of the mapping device (1) simultaneously in a single visualization, wherein the model generator is configured to structure 3D scan data of the heart into 6 directions (a, b, c, d, e or f) of a cube, each direction is associated with a separate Cartesian coordinate system with X(a, b, c, d, e or f), Y(a, b, c, d, e or f), Z(a, b, c, d, e or f) coordinates, wherein for assign
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Ablacon Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Ruppersberg
  • Patent number: 11475666
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes techniques for generating a mask frame data segment corresponding to a video frame. The disclosed techniques include obtaining a frame of a video; identifying a main area of the frame using an image segmentation algorithm; and generating a mask frame data segment corresponding to the frame based on the main area of the frame, wherein the generating a mask frame data segment corresponding to the frame based on the main area of the frame further comprises generating the mask frame data segment based on a timestamp of the frame in the video, a width and a height of the main area of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai Bilibili Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingxuan Shi, Kangkang Zhang, Ruoheng Liu, Longwen Gao
  • Patent number: 11464439
    Abstract: A grip-type electrocardiographic measuring device includes a main body portion that has a spheroid shape, a plate-shaped flange portion mounted on a side surface of the main body portion, a first electrocardiographic electrode disposed at a back surface side of the main body portion and making contact with one hand when the main body portion is gripped by the one hand, and a second electrocardiographic electrode disposed on a surface of the flange portion and making contact with a finger of the other hand when the flange portion is pinched by the other hand. The flange portion has flexibility and is bendable from a mounting portion on the main body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Toru Shimuta
  • Patent number: 11406311
    Abstract: Pocket-size folding device with integrated electrodes for recording, processing and transmission with three ECG leads is a hand held ECG device with integrated electrodes used to measure, process and transmit three ECG leads to the remote diagnostic center. When in closed position and not in use the device is more compact and robust so it can be carried in a pocket or a pouch while electrodes are protected from getting dirty or damaged When opening it into a measuring position it becomes ergonomic. It is well adapted to the shape of a user's chest which ensures stable and reliable contact between chest electrodes (4-6) and chest surface. Finger electrodes (7,8) are designed for a contact with left hand and right hand thumbs as well as supporting the device and ensuring sufficient pressure to the chest without intense use of user's arms. The device is compact, it doesn't use cables or levers which makes it very easy to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Heartpal Tech Doo
    Inventors: Srdjan Vlaskalic, Darko Boljevic
  • Patent number: 11406304
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for analyzing physiological sign information, including information acquisition, data storage, calculation or analysis, processing, result output, etc. The systems may perform a calculation or an analysis on the acquired information by a plurality of algorithms, perform a determination or a processing on the calculation result, and output the determination result of the processed physiological information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Jiao Yu, Jiwei Zhao, Zhiyong Wang
  • Patent number: 11395624
    Abstract: Monitoring system configured to provide a health chart on an operator display. The health chart includes a plurality of indicators that identify patient parameters. The plurality of indicators form a column that extends parallel to a first axis. The health chart also includes linear projections that are aligned with respective indicators and extend parallel to a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis. The linear projections represent values of the patient parameters that correspond to the respective indicators. The values are determined by the physiological data obtained from corresponding sensors. The patient monitoring system is configured to determine lengths of the linear projections based on the physiological data. The lengths extend from proximal ends of the linear projections to distal ends of the linear projections. The distal ends move parallel to the second axis toward or away from the respective indicators to change the length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William James Balloni, Jamon Lewis
  • Patent number: 11331049
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the quantitative determination of an individual's risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD) is described. Risk determination is accomplished and may have a sensitivity and specificity of greater than 95%, by generating linear and nonlinear mathematical digital ECG-constructed models from digital ECG-type data of an individual's digital ECG, determining stability/instability of digital ECG-constructed control model systems corresponding to the digital ECG-constructed models by a plurality of techniques and transforming stability/instability values obtained by the determining stability/instability into a quantitative value reflecting an individual's risk for SCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Spangler Scientific LLC
    Inventor: Gregory J. Spangler
  • Patent number: 11311226
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a bipolar signal sensed by a pair of electrodes at a location in a heart of a patient. A unipolar signal is received, which is sensed by an electrode at the location in the heart. A derivative of the received bipolar signal is computed. A derivative of the received unipolar signal is computed. A ratio is evaluated, between the derivative of the bipolar signal and the derivative of the unipolar signal at local minima of the derivative of the unipolar signal. When the ratio is smaller than a preset threshold ratio value, an occurrence of ventricular activity is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Lior Botzer, Vladimir Rubinstein
  • Patent number: 11311249
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit, a determining unit, and a changing unit. The acquiring unit is configured to acquire determination information for determining a display layout of a screen for displaying information related to one or more biological signals. The determining unit is configured to determine a display layout corresponding to the determination information acquired by the acquiring unit. The changing unit is configured to change a display layout of the screen in accordance with the display layout determined by the determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Mukasa, Hideaki Yamagata, Noriyuki Tomita, Aritaka Hagiwara, Yutaka Yagiura, Daisuke Sakai
  • Patent number: 11304751
    Abstract: A device positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) may discriminate between fluid (e.g., blood) and non-fluid tissue (e.g., wall of heart) to provide information or a mapping indicative of a position and/or orientation of the device in the cavity. Discrimination may be based on flow, or some other characteristic, for example electrical permittivity or force. The device may selectively ablate portions of the non-fluid tissue based on the information or mapping. The device may detect characteristics (e.g., electrical potentials) indicative of whether ablation was successful. The device may include a plurality of transducers, intravascularly guided in an unexpanded configuration and positioned proximate the non-fluid tissue in an expanded configuration. Expansion mechanism may include helical member(s) or inflatable member(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: KARDIUM INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Gelbart, Douglas Wayne Goertzen, Fernando Luis de Souza Lopes
  • Patent number: 11298066
    Abstract: An electrophysiology map of a portion of a patient's anatomy can be visualized using an electroanatomical mapping system. The system receives a plurality of electrophysiology data points (e.g., an electrophysiology map), which includes a plurality of electrophysiology signals. The system then creates a distribution (e.g., a histogram) for one or more characteristics of the plurality of electrophysiology signals (e.g., dominant cycle length, regular cycle length, peak-to-peak voltage, fractionation, conduction velocity, or the like). The system then analyzes the distribution to determine a display convention (e.g., a range and scale) for a graphical representation of the characteristic based on, for example, a best-fit shape of the distribution, a skew of the distribution, a range of the distribution, and/or a most dominant value of the distribution. The graphical representation can then be output according to the display convention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Jan O. Mangual-Soto
  • Patent number: 11278233
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for medical procedures are disclosed herein and include detecting points of an intra-cardiac area that exhibits abnormal activations, such as local abnormal ventricular activations (LAVAs). Points that exhibit such abnormal activations may be referred to as seed points that are identified during a first step of the process disclosed herein. The seed points may be identified using one or more inputs such as unipolar and bipolar mapping channels, body surface ECGs, past activations, neighboring points and the like during the first step which prioritizes high specificity over sensitivity. During a second step which prioritizes high sensitivity, electrical activations of neighboring points near the seed points are analyzed to determine if the activations are similar (e.g., have a similar time) as the abnormal activations corresponding to the corresponding seed points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Eliyahu Ravuna, Yaron Kadoshi, Refael Itah, Elad Nakar, Michal Alroy Levy
  • Patent number: 11276488
    Abstract: A system and method for training program generation and modification of that program based on assessed functional state and/or workload performance. User-interface logic preferably operating on a mobile device permits a user to record bio-signals indicative of functional state. Assessment-adjustment logic, that may be located at a distance, conducts body system assessments from the received bio-signal data and produces training session targets based on the current functional state of the user. User training objective data may be input through the user-interface logic. Workload performance may be monitored and the training session targets modified based on measured past performance to improve future performance. Various embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: OMEGAWAVE OY
    Inventors: Valeriy Nasedkin, Leonid Vasilyevich Masakov
  • Patent number: 11213239
    Abstract: A portable multi-lead electrocardiogram device includes a holding case, a signal processing module and three metal contacts. The signal processing module is located in the holding case. The metal contacts are located on an exterior surface of the holding case and are electrically connected to the signal processing module. The metal contacts are respectively a body contact, a left hand contact and a right hand contact. The device can measure the electrical activities of the heart beat from two different directions, which greatly improves detecting capability. Professional 12-lead electrocardiogram can also be performed by multiple times of measuring. This portable device allows patients with history of myocardial infarction to perform electrocardiogram test timely when feeling ill and to seek medical attention early.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Chung-Liang Lee
  • Patent number: 11212385
    Abstract: Media control devices, methods and systems for communicating with mobile devices and headsets are disclosed. At least one control device may include a top surface, a bottom surface, circuitry for communicating with mobile devices and headsets, at least one button designed to be manipulated by users wearing gloves, a microphone for receiving audio input from the users, and a securement mechanism for securing the control device to the users' person, clothing and/or equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Kirk Lepchenske, Jonathan S. Jensen
  • Patent number: 11195602
    Abstract: A system to electronically coordinate and document patient care regardless of physical setting. The system includes a wearable subsystem attached to a patient at the point of injury and configured to remain attached to the patient at the point of injury and during one or more encounters with medical personnel or to a time the patient reaches a clinical health care facility. The wearable subsystem is configured to store patient identification information and critical health care information received via wireless communication from an end user computing device at the point of injury and is configured to store added health care information provided by medical personnel from or at the point of injury and during the one or more encounters with the medical personnel or to a time the patient reaches a clinical care facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Vivonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Myers, Gordon B. Hirschman
  • Patent number: 11178242
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and system for obtaining a user's visit information, a device and a computer storage medium, wherein the method comprises: a monitoring device which is arranged within a coverage range of a wireless router monitors a wifi broadcast message; cracking the monitored wifi broadcast message to obtain a user terminal equipment identification and/or a user identification contained in the message; and uploading the user terminal equipment identification and/or the user identification to a service-end device, so that the service-end device stores a correspondence relationship between the user identification and address information of the monitoring device. In this manner, the user's visit information can be collected without the user's extra behaviors, and dependence on the user behaviors is weakened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Zhuo Chen, Mingyu Wu, Minghao Wu
  • Patent number: 11160485
    Abstract: A method includes storing an anatomical map of at least a portion of a surface of a heart. Respective electrogram (EGM) signal amplitudes measured at respective positions on the surface of the heart are stored. Based on the on the EGM signal amplitudes, defined are: one or more first regions of the surface in which the EGM signal amplitudes are fractionated, and one or more second regions of the surface in which the EGM signal amplitudes are non-fractionated. A first surface representation is generated for the fractionated EGM signal amplitudes in the first regions. Propagation times are extracted from the non-fractionated EGM signal amplitudes in the second regions, and a second surface representation of the propagation times is derived. The first and second surface representations of the respective first and second regions of the surface are simultaneously presented, overlaid on the anatomical map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Lior Botzer, Eliyahu Ravuna, Netta Dov, Guy Wekselman, Simon Rivron
  • Patent number: 11129983
    Abstract: A wireless implant and associated system for motor function recovery after spinal cord injury, and more particularly a multi-channel wireless implant with small package size. The wireless implant can further be used in various medical applications, such as retinal prostheses, gastrointestinal implant, vagus nerve stimulation, and cortical neuromodulation. The system also includes a method and its implementation to acquire the impedance model of the electrode-tissue interface of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Yi-Kai Lo, Wentai Liu, Victor R. Edgerton, Chih-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 11116585
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating and displaying a graphical user interface (GUI) is disclosed. The method includes displaying, via the GUI, a real-time video received from a camera disposed within an ablation catheter. The method further includes displaying, via the GUI, a graphical representation of a plurality of electrodes of the ablation catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Apama Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Lyons, Daniel Lundberg, Ronald Avisa, Rodica Schileru, Adnan Merchant, Jeffrey N. Gamelsky
  • Patent number: 11103176
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for extracting, de-noising, and analyzing electrocardiogram signals. Any of the apparatuses described herein may be implemented as a (or as part of a) computerized system. For example, described herein are apparatuses and methods of using them or performing the methods, for extracting and/or de-noising ECG signals from a starting signal. Also described herein are apparatuses and methods for analyzing an ECG signal, for example, to generate one or more indicators or markers of cardiac fitness, including in particular indicators of atrial fibrillation. Described herein are apparatuses and method for determining if a patient is experiencing a cardiac event, such as an arrhythmia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: AliveCor, Inc.
    Inventors: Conner Daniel Cross Galloway, David E. Albert
  • Patent number: 11071486
    Abstract: Cardiac activation timing is mapped using a catheter-mounted roving electrode instead of a fixed (e.g., coronary sinus) electrode. The roving electrode is used to measure an initial electrophysiological signal at an initial cardiac location as a reference signal, which is defined as a reference signal. Local activation time(s) for other cardiac location(s), also measured using the catheter-mounted roving electrode, are determined relative to the reference signal. The stability of the reference signal can be monitored, such as by comparing activation rates or cycle lengths between an instantaneously-measured electrophysiological signal and the initial electrophysiological signal. Smaller differences between the two (e.g., less than about 5%) can be compensated for, while larger differences can result in redefining the reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventor: Myles Honicker
  • Patent number: 11013462
    Abstract: An electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor has a flexible thin ring-shaped substrate configured to be worn about a patient's finger. The substrate has an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface. A first ECG electrode is positioned at the outer surface of said substrate and a second ECG electrode is positioned at the inner (or outer) surface of the said substrate in contact with the finger (or the adjacent finger if the electrode is on the outer surface), whereby the two ECG electrodes receives a single-lead ECG signal when the first electrode is touched to the patient's body. Touching different locations on the body or wearing multiple rings can provide multi-lead ECG measurements. The ring shape can be converted to a wearable patch for continuous ECG measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The George Washington University
    Inventors: Zhenyu Li, Quan Dong, Mona Zaghloul
  • Patent number: 11006886
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an electrocardiogram (ECG) measured at a given location over a portion of a heart. Based on the measured ECG, a rhythmic pattern is identified over a given time-interval. The rhythmic pattern corresponds to a relation between a present cardiac cycle length and a preceding cardiac cycle length. Based on the identified rhythmic pattern, a classification of the location as either showing regular pattern or showing arrhythmia is determined. The location is graphically encoded according to the classification. The graphically encoded location is overlaid on an anatomical map of the portion of a heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Assaf Govari
  • Patent number: 10973465
    Abstract: A pacing signal processing method, a system and an electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor, the method includes collecting at a high sampling rate the original ECG signal from a surface, obtaining the parameter and position information of a pacing signal according to the sampling points, and displaying the pacing signal morphology and/or parameter information of the pacing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Zhixiang Fan, Shen Luo, Pei Wang, Qiling Liu, Canwu Zhong, Wutao Wang, Yingjie Jia, Fang Liu, Xianliang He