Remotely Changing, (e.g., Programming, Pacer) Parameters Or Operation Patents (Class 607/30)
  • Patent number: 11877783
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to an instrument for pacing, mapping, sensing, and/or ablating cardiac tissue that includes an electrogram filtering circuit. To supply radio frequency energy, the disclosed instruments are only optionally connected to a radio frequency generator. When connected to a generator, the electrogram filtering circuit can be provided in a handle of the instrument, or in a connector, for example, to protect the instrument from potentially high-powered radio frequency energy. Alternatively, various disclosed embodiments are capable of pacing/sensing as a standalone device. The connector can be provided separately from both the instrument and the generator. In some embodiments, the electrogram filtering circuit is adaptive to suit a variety of generators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James Skarda, Eric Meyer, Donald W. Heckel, Travis Jones
  • Patent number: 11872403
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cardiac pacing during a procedure are disclosed and may include an external pulse generator (EPG) for connecting to a lead. A remote-control module (RCM) wirelessly connected to the EPG may include user inputs to control the EPG. A central processing unit (CPU) with a memory unit for storing code and a processor for executing the code may be included where the CPU is connected to the EPG and RCM. The code may control the EPG in response to user input from the RCM. The CPU may be disposed in the EPG or the RCM, or an interface module (IM) configured to communicate between an otherwise conventional EPG and the RCM. The executable code may perform a continuity test (CT) routine, a capture check (CC) routine, rapid pacing (RP) routine, and/or a back-up pacing (BP) routine, in response to user input from the RCM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Solo Pace Inc.
    Inventor: David V. Daniels
  • Patent number: 11850277
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for treating and/or ameliorating a disorder of the lower urinary tract, comprising administering a composition comprising a glucagon like peptide 2 (GLP-2) receptor agonist to a patient in need thereof in an amount sufficient to treat and/or ameliorate the disorder of the lower urinary tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher P. Meenan, C. Lowell Parsons, Daniel Vickery
  • Patent number: 11844620
    Abstract: A system for configuring an ambulatory medical device includes an ambulatory medical device configured to monitor at least one electrocardiogram signal received from a patient for an occurrence of one or more cardiac events. The system also includes a remote computing device configured to receive a set of threshold values related to operation of the ambulatory medical device. The threshold values identify one or more conditions indicative of an occurrence of one or more cardiac events. The remote computing device is configured to query a master lookup table to determine a lookup code associated with the received set of threshold values, establish a communication link with the ambulatory medical device, receive an activation notification indicating that the ambulatory medical device has been activated, and encode a key. The encoded key includes the lookup code. The remote computing device is configured to transmit the encoded key to the ambulatory medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Shane S Volpe, Joshua Van Der Lee, Gary A Freeman
  • Patent number: 11838459
    Abstract: An image forming system includes an image forming device, a display capable of displaying information, a microphone capable of acquiring a sound, and one or more controllers configured to function as a unit of performing control so as to display, on the display, a screen including an operation object that indicates, by a pointing position, a parameter related to a setting in forming the image, a unit of acquiring, based on voice information representing one-phrase voice expression acquired via the microphone, first identification information corresponding to the operation object and second identification information corresponding to an updating process on the pointing position, and a unit of performing control, based on at least information regarding a current pointing position indicated by the operation object, the first identification information, and the second identification information, so as to display a screen including the operation object updated in terms of the pointing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Naya, Toru Takahashi, Takeshi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 11819700
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cardiac pacing during a procedure are disclosed and may include an external pulse generator (EPG) for connecting to a lead. A remote-control module (RCM) wirelessly connected to the EPG may include user inputs to control the EPG. A central processing unit (CPU) with a memory unit for storing code and a processor for executing the code may be included where the CPU is connected to the EPG and RCM. The code may control the EPG in response to user input from the RCM. The CPU may be disposed in the EPG or the RCM, or an interface module (IM) configured to communicate between an otherwise conventional EPG and the RCM. The executable code may perform a continuity test (CT) routine, a capture check (CC) routine, rapid pacing (RP) routine, and/or a back-up pacing (BP) routine, in response to user input from the RCM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Solo Pace Inc.
    Inventor: David V. Daniels
  • Patent number: 11806535
    Abstract: A system may be used with a first neuromodulator of a first neuromodulator type and a second neuromodulator of a second neuromodulator type where the first neuromodulator is programmed with a first set of modulation parameter settings. The system may comprise an input configured for receiving the first set of modulation parameter settings for the first neuromodulator type, a processor configured to execute a programmed set of instructions to determine a second set of modulation parameter settings for the second neuromodulator type based on the first set of modulation parameter settings for the first neuromodulator type, and an output configured present the second set of modulation parameter settings for entering into a neuromodulator programmer. The neuromodulator programmer may be configured to program the second neuromodulator with the second set of modulation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Leon Mauricio Juarez Paz
  • Patent number: 11737668
    Abstract: A modular surgical system is disclosed that comprises a modular hub and a computer system that includes instructions to retrieve medical records associated with a patient from an EMR database based on a key, delete data associated with the patient's identity from the retrieved medical records, extract relevant patient data from the retrieved medical records, and store an anonymous data file with the extracted relevant patient data by a unique procedure identification number. Within a hospital data barrier, the modular hub is configured to combine the anonymous data file with the patient EMR stored on the EMR database by using the key associated with the patient EMR and the unique procedural identification number associated with the anonymous data file and delete from the modular hub the data associated with the patient's identity to maintain anonymity of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, David C. Yates
  • Patent number: 11738201
    Abstract: An external device for use with an implantable medical device includes circuitry that is configured to drive a coil to produce a static electromagnetic field to change a status of the implantable medical device. The static electromagnetic field may replace a physical magnet, which may not be commonly carried by a patient, to induce an emergency shutdown of the implantable medical device. The external device may be a charger or controller that is used to charge or communicate with the implantable medical device, and the coil may primarily be used for those charging and telemetry functions in such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Joey Chen
  • Patent number: 11730967
    Abstract: A system and method are provided. The system includes a HIS electrode configured to be located proximate to a HIS bundle. A pulse generator is coupled to the HIS electrode and is configured to deliver HIS bundle pacing (HBP), a right atrial (RA) electrode is located in a right atrium, a sensing circuitry coupled to the RA electrode and defines an RA sensing channel that does not utilize the HIS electrode. The system includes a memory including program instructions. The system includes a processor is configured to collect cardiac activity (CA) signals over the RA sensing channel utilizing the RA electrode. The CA signals include a far field (FF) component associated with a ventricular event (VE). The processor analyzes the FF component to identify first and second FF component (FFC) characteristics of interest (COI) of the ventricular event and utilizes the first FFC COI to apply a first capture class (CC) discriminator to distinguish between first and second capture classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Min, Wenwen Li, Yun Qiao, Aditya Goil
  • Patent number: 11719732
    Abstract: Data receiving and logging are disclosed. A method includes receiving a linearly polarized signal, the linearly polarized signal including a set of direct and reflected components and obtaining power measurements of the linearly polarized signal. The power measurements are inserted into a navigation message and provided as precision power values characterizing the linearly polarized signal at a high precision. The power values for the linearly polarized signal are stored for further analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Divirod, Inc.
    Inventor: Antonio Javier Marti Canales
  • Patent number: 11694804
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for using feature delineation to reduce the impact of machine learning cardiac arrhythmia detection on power consumption of medical devices. In one example, a medical device performs feature-based delineation of cardiac electrogram data sensed from a patient to obtain cardiac features indicative of an episode of arrhythmia in the patient. The medical device determines whether the cardiac features satisfy threshold criteria for application of a machine learning model for verifying the feature-based delineation of the cardiac electrogram data. In response to determining that the cardiac features satisfy the threshold criteria, the medical device applies the machine learning model to the sensed cardiac electrogram data to verify that the episode of arrhythmia has occurred or determine a classification of the episode of arrhythmia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Niranjan Chakravarthy, Siddharth Dani, Tarek D. Haddad, Donald R. Musgrove, Andrew Radtke, Rodolphe Katra, Lindsay A. Pedalty
  • Patent number: 11678799
    Abstract: A subcutaneous and cutaneous electrocardiography monitor configured for self-optimizing ECG data compression is provided. The monitors include a housing, an electrocardiographic front end circuit, a memory, and a micro-controller configured to: obtain a series of electrode voltage values based on the sensed electrocardiographic signals; use a plurality of selection schemes to choose one or more of a plurality of compression algorithms associated with each of the selection scheme for testing; test the selected compression algorithms including applying the compression algorithms chosen using each of the selection schemes to a segment of the electrode voltage series; analyze results of the testing; select one or more compression algorithms chosen using one of the selection schemes for compressing at least a portion of the electrode voltage series based on the analysis; obtain a compression of at least the portion of the electrode voltage series; and store the compression within the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gust H. Bardy, Jason Felix, Ezra M. Dreisbach
  • Patent number: 11656131
    Abstract: The digital temperature sensing circuit includes a temperature voltage generator configured to generate a temperature voltage varying with a temperature in response to a first reference voltage, divide a supply voltage in response to a second reference voltage, and generate a high voltage and a low voltage, a code voltage generator configured to divide the second reference voltage based on the high voltage and the low voltage and output divided voltages having different voltage levels, and a mode selector supplied with the temperature voltage and the divided voltages, and configured to output a first code or a second code in response to a mode select signal, wherein the first code and the second code have different numbers of bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Chan Hui Jeong, Suk Hwan Choi
  • Patent number: 11638602
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are presented for providing coordinated energy outputs of separate but connected modules, in some cases using communication protocols such as the Data Distribution Service standard (DDS). In some aspects, there is provided a communication circuit between a header or main device, a first module, and a second module, each including connection to a segment of a common backplane, where the output from a first module can be adjusted by sensing a parameter from a second module. In some aspects, the signal can pass from the first module through the header to the second module, or in other cases directly from the first module to the second module. Aspects of the present disclosure also include methods for automatically activating a bipolar surgical system in one or more of the modular systems using the DDS standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Joshua Henderson, Joshua P. Morgan, Andrew W. Carroll, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Eitan T. Wiener, James M. Vachon, Benjamin J. Danziger
  • Patent number: 11622684
    Abstract: Disclosed is a physiologic monitoring system comprising a central hub in communication with a management portal for communicating physiologic measurements taken from a plurality of peripheral devices on a patient. At least one non-invasive peripheral device may measure physiologic data from a patient and be in communication with said central hub. A system including an invasive peripheral device may be associated with said patient and be in communication with said central hub. The central hub may be scalable to collect and communicate measurements from the non-invasive peripheral device and the invasive peripheral device. The at least one non-invasive peripheral device may include a blood pressure cuff, an oxygen sensor, a weight scale, and an ECG monitor. The invasive peripheral device may include a wireless sensor reader that may be adapted to measure physiologic data from a sensor implant placed within the cardiovascular system of said patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: ENDOTRONIX, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Nagy, Harry Rowland, Ariel Johnson, Brett Quas
  • Patent number: 11600383
    Abstract: A percussive massage device theft prevention system includes a percussive massage device, a command center configured to generate a unique activation code configured to be received by the percussive massage device, and an authentication device configured to be paired with the percussive massage device and provide the activation code to the percussive massage device. The percussive massage device is configured to be paired with the authentication device, receive the authentication code from the authentication device, and activate the percussive massage device for a specified time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Therabody, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Wersland, Benjamin Nazarian, Jaime Sanchez Solana, Eduardo Merino, Gregory L. Chambers, Daniel Delshad, Nick Trosko
  • Patent number: 11587669
    Abstract: Various techniques for facilitating communication with and across a clinical environment and a cloud environment are described. For example, a method for authenticating a network device residing in the clinical environment using a token is described. An authentication proxy in the cloud environment can receive a request from a connectivity adapter in the clinical environment and retrieve a security token from an authentication system in the cloud. The connectivity adapter can use the security token to send signed requests to the authentication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Xavier, Dennis Krabbe, Lito Patiag
  • Patent number: 11551793
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining monitoring compliance are provided. Each element in a plurality of data elements is obtained from a medical device connected to a corresponding subject in a first plurality of subjects and interrogated to determine a condition of the device or subject. A medical code and timestamp for evaluation of the device or subject is recorded in the subject's medical record. A determination is made for each epoch in a plurality of epochs, for each subject in a second plurality of subjects, whether the medical code is recorded in the subject's medical record for the epoch by evaluating the time stamps and codes in the medical records. A compliance counter is advanced when a medical record includes the code for a respective epoch and otherwise a noncompliance counter is advanced. Responsive to a compliance request, compliance information or suggested treatment options are provided based on the counters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI
    Inventor: Stuart Owen Schecter
  • Patent number: 11439836
    Abstract: User interface for external power source, recharger, for an implantable medical device. At least some of patient controls and display icons of an energy transfer unit are common with at least some of the patient controls and the display icons of a patient control unit. An energy transfer unit is operable by the patient with less than three operative controls to control energy transfer from the external energy transfer unit to the implantable medical device. An external antenna having a primary coil can inductively transfer energy to a secondary coil of the implantable medical device when the external antenna is externally placed in proximity of the secondary coil. An energy transfer unit has an external telemetry coil allowing the energy transfer unit to communicate with the implantable medical device through the internal telemetry coil in order to at least partially control the therapeutic output of the implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Ruth E. Bauhahn, Mark E. Schommer
  • Patent number: 11432720
    Abstract: A wireless device for facilitating visualization of a state of a patient being monitored by monitoring equipment. The device includes a wireless network interface, a camera, and a touch-sensitive display. A processor is in communication with the wireless network interface, the camera, a memory and the touch-sensitive display over a system bus. The device wirelessly receives data representative of a state of a first physiological parameter of a patient over a time interval. The visualization data includes a plurality of visualization data values, each of the visualization data values being generated by a data visualization module of the data visualization server from multiple values of machine data produced by the monitoring equipment in connection with monitoring the first physiological parameter. A first portion of a monitoring screen displayed by the device includes a graphical representation of the visualization data over the time interval along with or more range indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Nicolette, Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Martie, Michel Mikhael, Seth Brickman, Bryan Wilson, Lee Martie
  • Patent number: 11376429
    Abstract: A trial stimulation system includes a disposable trial electrical stimulator that, in some examples, is sterilized for a single use in a stimulation trial of one patient. Additionally, systems for securing a disposable trial stimulator to the body of a patient are described, which may function to improve the durability of the system during the trial period and reduce the risk of damage or malfunction to the system due to lead/electrode dislocation and/or off-label uses like showering or bathing with the trial stimulator still secured to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: John Shishilla, Kathryn Pederson, Mukul Jain, Nicholas S. Mairs
  • Patent number: 11369784
    Abstract: Methods for synchronizing the actions of a pulsatile cardiac assist device with a dysfunctional heart using a cardiac pacemaker. Aspects include receiving a signal from the pacemaker and actuating the pulsatile cardiac assist device in response to the signal from the pacemaker to either help push blood out of the heart during systole or to help suck blood from the atria during diastole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Arash Kheradvar, Ronald J. Hosmer
  • Patent number: 11367514
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and techniques relating to generating and presenting information related to heart rate data. In one aspect, a system includes a monitoring device configured to obtain physiological data for a living being and to generate annotation data based on the physiological data for a total time period, a processing system configured to obtain the annotation data via a communication channel from the monitoring device and to generate for display based on the annotation data a daily patient report that includes, a chart showing summary statistical data for a proportion of a total monitored time period spent in cardiac arrhythmia for each of a plurality of days and summary statistical data for a proportion of the total monitored time period not spent in cardiac arrhythmia for each of the plurality of days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Anna McNamara, Jonathan Newbrough, Charles Gropper, Aaron Goldmuntz, Yachuan Pu
  • Patent number: 11330058
    Abstract: A medical device controller operating in conjunction with a medical device determines one or more current versions of executable code associated with one or more processors in a medical device. Medical devices may include infusion pumps, other patient treatment devices as well as vital signs monitors. The medical device controller determines one or more current versions of executable code and configuration information associated with the one or more processors in the medical device. The medical device controller further determines which of the processors in the medical device require updated executable code, and which of the processors in the medical device require updated configuration information. The medical device controller distributes to the medical device as required at least one of the updated executable code and the updated configuration information. The medical device deploys the distributed updates, and activates the updates at a clinically appropriate time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Borges, Donald Halbert, Jeffrey L. Gaetano
  • Patent number: 11304641
    Abstract: Systems, interfaces, and methods are described herein for evaluation and adjustment cardiac therapy. The systems, interfaces, and methods may utilize, or include, a graphical user interface to display various information with respect to a plurality of external electrodes and electrical activity monitored using such external electrodes and to allow a user to adjust what information to display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Subham Ghosh, Karen Kleckner, Melissa Rhodes, Jordyn Reich
  • Patent number: 11266842
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed in which an external device such as a consumer mobile device (e.g., smart phone) is used as an external controller to bi-directionally communicate with an Implantable Medical Device (IMD) using a dedicated patient remote control (RC) as an intermediary device to translate communications between the two. The dedicated RC contains a graphical user interface allowing for control and monitoring of the IMD even if the mobile device is not present in the system, which is useful as a back-up should the mobile device experience problems. Use of the dedicated RC as an intermediary device broadens the utility of other computing devices to operate as an external controller for an IMD even if the computing device and IMD do not have compliant communication means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Habet Ter-Petrosyan, Gaurav Gupta, Sridhar Kothandaraman
  • Patent number: 11224087
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing bi-directional communication between an external device (ED) and an implantable medical device (IMD) are provided. The method comprises receiving an active ED configuration and a request for communications parameters to be used with the active ED configuration. The method further comprises identifying a pre-existing configuration, from a collection of pre-existing configurations that match the active ED configuration, the collection of pre-existing configurations having an associated collection of predefined parameter sets. The method further determines a resultant parameter set from the collection of predefined parameter sets based on the pre-existing configuration identified and returns the resultant parameter set in connection with the request, the resultant parameter set to be utilized by the ED for bi-directional communication with the IMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Taral Oza, Gabriel A. Mouchawar, Samir Shah, Tejpal Singh, John Stockton
  • Patent number: 11219769
    Abstract: Methods and systems of evaluating cardiac pacing in candidate patients for cardiac resynchronization therapy and cardiac resynchronization therapy patients are disclosed. The methods and systems disclosed allow treatments to be personalized to patients by measuring the extent of tissue capture from cardiac pacing under various therapy parameter conditions. Systems and methods of optimizing right ventricle only cardiac pacing are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Subham Ghosh
  • Patent number: 11179569
    Abstract: An example of a system and method for protecting a patient diagnosed of cancer from cardiac injury resulting from a chemotherapy treating the cancer. A sequence of cardioprotective pacing sessions may be initiated based on timing of the chemotherapy. Cardiac pacing pulses may be delivered to the patient during each session of the cardioprotective pacing sessions according to a cardioprotective pacing mode for controlling delivery of the cardiac pacing pulses to effect cardioprotection against potential myocardial injury resulting from the chemotherapy. The cardioprotective pacing mode may specifying alternating non-pacing and pacing periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Hahn
  • Patent number: 11169794
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include methods and/or systems for updating a medical device. Embodiments include medical devices which are configured for updates in response to various events including connection of a peripheral device to the medical device, a user initiated event, or based on received recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Namvar Kiaie, Jean-Pierre Cole
  • Patent number: 11071472
    Abstract: An apparatus for the control of a medical implant in a mammal body is provided. The apparatus comprises a first and a second part being adapted to be in electrical connection with each other by using said body as a conductor, in which apparatus the first part is adapted for implantation in the mammal body for the control of and communication with the medical implant, the second part is adapted to be worn on the outside of the mammal body in physical contact with said body and adapted to receive control commands from a user and to transmit these commands to the first part. The apparatus is adapted for communication between the first and the second parts and in that the second part is adapted to receive and recognize the control commands from a user transmitted to the first part for the control of said implant, the first part being adapted to convey such signals to the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 11055342
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for rich media annotation, the method comprising receiving a first recorded media content, receiving at least one audio annotation about the first recorded media, extracting metadata from the at least one of audio annotation, and associating all or part of the metadata with the first recorded media content. Additional data elements may also be associated with the first recorded media content. Where the audio annotation is a telephone conversation, the recorded media content may be captured via the telephone. The recorded media content, audio annotations, and/or metadata may be stored in a central repository which may be modifiable. Speech characteristics such as prosody may be analyzed to extract additional metadata. In one aspect, a specially trained grammar identifies and recognizes metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Gausman, David C. Gibbon
  • Patent number: 10857371
    Abstract: A wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) system includes a support structure that the patient may wear, and one or more sensors that may acquire patient physiological signals, such as ECG and others. A processor of the WCD system may determine diagnostics from the patient physiological signals. These diagnostics include a six-second ECG portion, heart rates as histograms, heart rates against QRS width, heart rate trends, clinical event counters, diagnostics relating to heart rate variability and about the atrial arrhythmia burden of the patient. In some embodiments, the WCD system includes a user interface with a screen that displays these diagnostics. In some embodiments, the WCD system exports these diagnostics for viewing by a different screen. When viewed, these diagnostics permit more detailed analysis of the state of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: West Affum Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Laura M. Gustavson, David P. Finch, Joseph L. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10806344
    Abstract: Techniques for remotely titrating a therapy delivered using an implantable medical device system are disclosed. An implantable medical device delivers therapy according to a first program. The system collects patient data relating to at least one of an efficacy of, or side effects resulting from, the delivered therapy, and transmits the patient data to a remote network device. A clinician may then analyze the patient data and determine if changes to the therapy are warranted. The clinician may then transmit a programming change, e.g., a modification to the first program or a new, second program, to the implantable medical device system, and the implantable medical device may deliver therapy according to the changed programming. The process of receiving patient data and modifying the therapy programming may be repeated multiple times until the therapy is adequately titrated, e.g., until the patient data indicates adequate efficacy and/or acceptable side effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven M. Goetz
  • Patent number: 10713033
    Abstract: A method allows for the adaptation of the firmware of a hearing aid of a hearing aid system without compromising the convenience of the respective wearer of the hearing aid. The method is performed by a hearing aid system, which is configured for the correspondingly convenient adaptation of the firmware of the hearing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Hempel
  • Patent number: 10702214
    Abstract: A method for monitoring and visualizing a patient's medical condition, wherein a graphical representation of the patient comprising a body having at least a torso and a head, as well as particularly two legs and two arms, is displayed using a display device, wherein said displayed graphical representation comprises at least one region which is allocated to at least one or several provided (e.g. measured and/or determined) patient monitoring quantities, and wherein the appearance of the at least one region is altered in real-time when the at least one patient monitoring quantity to which said at least one region is allocated changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITÄT ZÜRICH
    Inventors: David Tscholl, Christoph Nothiger, Patrick Neubauer
  • Patent number: 10661084
    Abstract: Operational modes or settings of a totally implantable cochlear implant can be adjusted or changed based on movement of an external element. Sensors in the totally implantable cochlear implant detect one of several positions of the external element as that element is moved near the implant. Depending on the position detected, one of a plurality of operational modes or settings can be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: COCHLEAR LIMITED
    Inventor: Koen Erik Van den Heuvel
  • Patent number: 10512785
    Abstract: A controller-transmitter transmits acoustic energy through the body to an implanted acoustic receiver-stimulator. The receiver-stimulator converts the acoustic energy into electrical energy and delivers the electrical energy to tissue using an electrode assembly. The receiver-stimulator limits the output voltage delivered to the tissue to a predetermined maximum output voltage. In the presence of interfering acoustic energy sources output voltages are thereby limited prior to being delivered to the tissue. Furthermore, the controller-transmitter estimates the output voltage that is delivered to the tissue by the implanted receiver-stimulator. The controller-transmitter measures a query spike voltage resulting from the electrical energy delivered to the tissue by the receiver-stimulator, and computes a ratio of the predetermined maximum output voltage and a maximum query spike voltage. The maximum query spike voltage is computed by detecting a query spike voltage plateau.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: EBR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Moore, Paul Mohr, N. Parker Willis, Axel F. Brisken
  • Patent number: 10420928
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a scheme for managing the operations of a flash memory. The scheme enables the flash memory to be used in a write-once mode to allow non-volatile storage of small amounts of data that must be written repeatedly. Among other things, the scheme eliminates the need to erase sectors of the flash memory, thus eliminating the high current consumption associated with erasures, while enabling preservation of relevant data in those sectors. In the context of an implantable medical device, this scheme is used to store data that is needed after a reset of the device, such as MRI-related data that is/are dynamically adjusted by firmware, or program code updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L Haerle, Robert D Musto, Paul G Wassmund
  • Patent number: 10388159
    Abstract: An Internet of things (IoT) system includes a user device for receiving a user setting mode execution command, a sensor for acquiring surrounding environment information based on the user setting mode upon receiving the user setting mode execution command from the user device, and a server device for determining a composite hazard index of environmental conditions based on the acquired environment information and prestored hazard index data and determining that the environmental conditions are hazardous if the composite hazard index is less than a predetermined reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Kichang Yi, Hyoung Shin, Youngwook Song
  • Patent number: 10342429
    Abstract: Techniques for use with an implantable medical device (IMD) reduce how often a first receiver of the IMD wakes up a second receiver thereof to reduce power consumption. A received message and/or a channel over which messages can be received is/are examined, and a value is adjusted based on results thereof. After being adjusted, the value is compared to a first threshold if the IMD is in a normal state, or compared to a second threshold if the IMD is in a noise state. If in the normal state, there is a determination whether to stay in the normal state or switch to the noise state. If in the noise state, there is a determination whether to stay in the noise state or switch to the normal state. At least the second receiver is temporarily put to sleep, if the IMD is maintained in or switched to the noise state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Chin
  • Patent number: 10321834
    Abstract: Methods and devices for combining multiple signals from multiple sensing vectors for use in wearable or implantable cardiac devices. A preferred sensing configuration may be selected at a given point in time, for example under clinical conditions. Signal quality for the preferred sensing configuration is then monitored, and if the signal quality degrades under selected conditions, re-analysis may be performed to select a different sensing vector configuration for at least temporary use. If signal quality increases for the preferred sensing configuration, temporary use of the different sensing vector configuration may cease and reversion to the preferred sensing configuration takes place if certain conditions are met. The conditions for reversion may depend in part of a history of sensing signal quality for the preferred sensing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Amy Jean Brisben, Venugopal Allavatam, Krzysztof Z. Siejko, Deepa Mahajan, Kevin G. Wika, Keith L. Herrmann, Stephen J. Hahn
  • Patent number: 10315038
    Abstract: An example of a system may include a processor and a memory device comprising instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive, in a graphical user interface, a clinician input of physiological information and therapy information for neurostimulation treatment of a human subject using a neurostimulation device, and request a neurostimulation program corresponding to the physiological information and the therapy information from a remote programming guidance information system. For example, program data of a neurostimulation program may be provided from the programming guidance information system, selected on the basis of a best match to the physiological information and the therapy information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Annasaheb Suryavanshi
  • Patent number: 10300278
    Abstract: A method of operating an implantable neuromodulator includes calculating an index for each of a plurality of modulation parameter sets, wherein each modulation parameter set includes a respective plurality of modulation parameters from which the respective index is calculated, serially conveying electrical modulation energy to a patient in accordance with each of the plurality of modulation parameter sets, causing the patient to perceive paresthesia in response to the conveyance of the electrical modulation energy to the tissue in accordance with one of the plurality of modulation parameter sets, identifying the calculated index for that one modulation parameter set as a perception threshold index based on the perceived paresthesia, and storing the identified perception threshold index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Sarvani Grandhe
  • Patent number: 10201712
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods and computer-readable storage media facilitating telemetry overuse reduction in an implantable medical device (“IMD”) are provided. In one embodiment, an IMD includes a housing configured to be implanted at least partially within a patient, a memory and circuitry within the housing and a processor that executes executable components stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Yoder, Bo Zhang, Gary P. Kivi, Richard A. Sanden
  • Patent number: 10159844
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an implantable medical device and a method for optimizing power consumption of the implantable medical device. The implantable medical device comprises a time synchronization unit, a decoder, and a processor. The time synchronization unit may receive a time signal transmitted by an atomic clock of a satellite using radio waves upon occurrence of an event. The event may be an internal command or an external command to activate the time synchronization unit. Further, the decoder may decode the time signal in order to obtain a time data. Further, the processor may generate a log of the time data and metadata. The metadata indicates physiological parameters of a patient. The implantable medical device further comprises an amplifier to amplify the time signal carrying the time data when strength of the time signal is in a predefined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: HCL Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Shyam Thangaraju, Siva Sakthivel Sadasivam
  • Patent number: 10140023
    Abstract: A memory device includes memory groups, storing data, and a boosting interface. The boosting interface transfers the data by determining a transfer path of the data based on a command and an access address. The boosting interface includes a reconfigurable input decoder in which a program command of the command is programmed based on a command set mode and an input-output set mode. The memory device has an enhanced performance by programming the program command in the reconfigurable input decoder based on the command set mode and the input-output set mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bong-Kil Jung
  • Patent number: 10099057
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining a system response for a neuronal region of interest (ROI). The method comprises positioning an electrode proximate to the neuronal ROI. The electrode is electrically coupled to a neurostimulation (NS) system. The system delivers, from the NS system, a stimulation waveform from the electrode based on NS parameters. The system further programs one or more processors for: measuring an evoked potential waveform resulting from the stimulation waveform; comparing at least one excitation pulse within the stimulation waveform to the evoked potential waveform to obtain a candidate response function; repeating the delivering, measuring and comparing operations to obtain a collection of candidate response functions; and identifying a neuronal system response for the neuronal ROI based on the collection of candidate response functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Kent, Gene A. Bornzin, Edward Karst
  • Patent number: 10092202
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating ECG recordings and a method for using the same are disclosed. The apparatus includes a handheld device having four electrodes on an outer surface thereof, the handheld device having an extended configuration and a storage configuration. The apparatus also includes a controller configured to measure signals between the electrodes to provide signals that are used to generate an ECG recording selected from the group consisting of standard lead traces and precordial traces. When the handheld device is in the extended configuration and the first and second electrodes contact a first hand of a patient such that the first and second electrodes contact different locations on the first hand, the third electrode is in contact with a location on the patient's other hand and the fourth electrode contacts a point on the patient's body that depends on the particular trace being measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: David Amitai, Assaf Amitai